Friday, April 18, 2014

The Beavers Husband and Wife Sentenced to 36 Months for Tax Fraud

James E. Beavers and Beverly S. Beavers of Knoxville, Tenn., were each sentenced to serve 36 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced today.  James and Beverly Beavers were also each ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $591,123.  On March 20, 2013, a jury sitting in Knoxville, Tenn., found the couple guilty of conspiracy to defraud the United States and filing false claims for tax refunds.  They have been in custody since they were convicted.

Court documents and the evidence at trial showed that James Beavers held a Ph.D. in civil engineering and was employed as an engineering consultant.  He was formerly employed as the director of an academic engineering center at the University of Tennessee.  Beverly Beavers owned a small formalwear and jewelry store in Knoxville.

According The Beavers Husband and Wife Sentenced to 36 Months for Tax Fraudto court documents and the evidence presented at trial, in June 2009, James and Beverly Beavers arranged to have a fraudulent 2008 tax return prepared by PMDD Services LLC, a tax return preparation firm that helped clients claim exorbitant tax refunds specifically intended to help the clients pay off their personal debts.  The tax return falsely reported that their personal debts, including the amount of the Beavers’ mortgage and the limits on their credit cards, were actually income on which federal income tax was withheld.  This fictitious income and tax withholding were reported to the IRS on false Forms 1099-OID, which were prepared by Penny Jones of PMDD Services based on information provided by James and Beverly Beavers.  As a result of the fraudulently inflated income and withholding, the Beavers’ 2008 tax return claimed a fraudulent tax refund of over $591,000.  Upon receiving the funds, James and Beverly Beavers paid off their home mortgage, then conveyed their newly unencumbered real estate to sham trusts in order to impede IRS efforts to collect the erroneously paid refund.  They later filed false amended tax returns for the 2006 and 2007 tax years, also prepared by Jones, requesting fraudulent tax refunds of $193,056 and $202,625, respectively.  Jones pleaded guilty to related tax crimes and was sentenced to 144 months in prison in January 2013.

#TheVoice Alum, @AnthonyEvansJr, Debuts New Pop/R&B Worship Album, Real Life/Real Worship

Last week, critically acclaimed worship artist Anthony Evans debuted his seventh studio record Real Life / Real Worship, nationwide and it landed the No. 2 spot on Billboard’s Top Gospel Chart, just behind Grammy Award winning artist Erica Campbell of Mary Mary, as well as No. 4 on Contemporary Christian Overall Albums and No. 5 on Top Christian/Gospel Albums Chart.Anthony Evans from The Voice Debuts New Pop/R&B Worship Album, Real Life/Real Worship Additionally, the record peaked at No.2 on iTunes Christian/Gospel chart. This is Evans first project since attracting the attention of Grammy Award-winning artist Christina Aguilera on Season 2 of The Voice, in addition to garnering thousands of new fans worldwide.

It was Evans who inspired the producers of the NBC hit show to implement the strategic “Steals” into the battle rounds, and will return as a talent producer for Season 7 and 8. Since his time on The Voice, Evans has recorded with iconic artists such as CeeLo Green, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion. It was through The Voice and his experiences living in Los Angeles that Evans discovered he had the desire to communicate more effectively with a broader audience, and that there is a vast common ground of shared experiences to catalyze that communication.

“Living in L.A. has made me think more progressively,” explains the Dallas native. “I want to make sure I’m not compromising my message or my faith, but I also want to speak in terms that connect with people in all walks of life. This record is about real life, things everyone goes through, regardless of their faith.”

The singer/songwriter partnered with up-and-coming Los Angeles producer Max Stark and together they created a current, pop/soul infused 11-track album, that shows how genuine worship can often be better understood through authentic life experiences.

Two powerful tracks include “Somebody to Call Home” and “I Found You,” both of which talk about the relationships he went through when living in Los Angeles and the desire he has to find someone he can share his life with.

“My hope for this record is for people to be encouraged. I go through the same things as everyone else: love, breakups, failures, triumphs. We are all in this together and they aren’t alone,” says Evans.

NDC International Exhibition Rockin' the Country Agenda

NDC is bringing the band back together! Join them at the spectacular Music City Center in Nashville, for the International Exhibition 2014, April 21-23. It’s all about the hits and headliners as you participate in the educational sessions, networking events and entertainment that set this show apart from all the rest. Spend meaningful time with healthcare’s leading manufacturers and fellow distributors to boost your knowledge and find new opportunities that will set you apart.

Monday, April 21st

1:00 – 6:00pm Registration
6:00 – 8:30pm Rockin' the Town Scavenger Hunt
(Members Only)

Tuesday, April 22nd

7:00am – 5:00pm Registration
7:00 – 9:30am Breakfast and Opening Session
7:00am – 5:00pm NDC University Boot Camp
9:45 – 11:45am Educational Breakouts
12:15 – 1:30pm Awards Luncheon
2:00 – 4:30pm Educational Breakouts
2:00 – 4:30pm Premier Vendor Exchange
(Members Only)
6:00pm Rockin' the Country Shindig

Wednesday, April 23rd

7:00am – 2:00pm Registration
10:00am – 4:00pm Trade Show/Exhibit Hall
7:00 – 10:00pm Wildhorse Saloon Party

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Documentary Released on How Bag Men Pay off Football Players in the @SEC

Crawfish Boil at Historic Travellers Rest, @HistoricTN1799

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Australian Producer & Singer, @Chet_Faker, Releases #BuiltonGlass #DebutAlbum

Chet Faker Built on GlassChet Faker has been building a name for himself both in the US and abroad over the last few years, and just released his highly anticipated debut album Built on Glassthis week on Downtown Records/Future Classic.

The Australian producer & singeralso just released the beautifully stark animated video for "1998." The video premiered on Stereogum, following the premiere of the song on NPR Music's All Songs Considered last week. Directed by Domenico Bartolo and animated by Grace Lee, the visual links to classic house/rave music of the late 80s, combining references to Keith Haring and the psych-tinged but minimal art of the era. It also combines a narrative of the central character morphing into new forms as old relationships end.

#Video for #1998 by @Chet_Faker

"1998" follows the release of single "Talk Is Cheap," a track that crystallizes Faker's wide-reaching aesthetic into a singular vision, fusing languid soul, classic songwriting intimacy, house music immediacy and the dusty thump of golden age hip-hop. Since the release of "Talk Is Cheap" in mid-February, it has received close to 3 million combined streams on YouTube & Soundcloud.

An artist of considerable range, Chet Faker-the name taken by the Melbourne-based songwriter and producer Nick Murphy-performs all of his own music, giving it a warm, homespun feel that also sounds like one of the world's sultriest bands cranking at full steam. Look for him to kick off his headline North American tour on May 13 for a performance in the round at Brooklyn's Output.

Headline #TourDates for @Chet_Faker


May 13 Brooklyn, NY - Output
May 14 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
May 15 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
May 16 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
May 17 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 19 Toronto, ON - The Hoxton
May 20 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
May 22 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
May 23 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
May 24 George, WA - Sasquatch Festival, George Amphitheatre
May 26 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
May 27 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
May 29 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
May 30 San Diego, CA - Casbah
May 31 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
Jun 01 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
Jun 03 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
Jun 04 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
Jun 06 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Jun 07 Austin, TX - The Paris

Superstar siblings @JulianneHough & @DerekHough "Move Live on Tour" at @TheRyman

Superstar Julianne & Derek Hough siblings Julianne and Derek Hough will star in their own all-new dance production, MOVE LIVE ON TOUR, onstage across North America beginning May 28 through July, 2014, including TWO performances at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on June 18th.  MOVE LIVE ON TOUR will be a complete stage production, with sets, costumes and a cast of talented dancers, with the Houghs headlining in solo, duet and group performances in styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop and everything in-between.

According to Derek and Julianne, “No matter where we go in the world, the question we hear most from people is ‘when are you going to do something together?’  We feel that everything we’ve done up to this point has led us to creating this show and we can’t wait to share it with our fans.”  The “Dancing With the Stars” champions conceived the show, which they are staging with Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo (Nappytabs), best known for their Emmy Award-winning choreography on “So You Think You Can Dance.”  “We’re so thrilled to be working with Nappytabs – their creative energy is perfectly aligned with ours and we couldn’t dream of better partners to bring MOVE LIVE ON TOUR to life.”

The pair, both of whom are also accomplished singers and musicians, promise musical surprises and special guest appearances in a show they describe as “a cross between a Broadway spectacular and the hippest, coolest dance party you’ve ever been to.”  The Houghs and their MOVE LIVE ON TOUR troupe will also be going into local communities on the tour to engage local dance groups and non-profit organizations to include them in the whole “MOVE” experience in fun and unique ways, in order to encourage and celebrate dance.

Show Dates and Times:
Wednesday June 18th at 5:00 and 7:30 at The Ryman

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