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The winner is #19 – Six in the Northwest! Congrats and thanks for entering, everyone!

Several weeks back, Arianne, from the One2One Network asked me if I’d like to review a cd/dvd of Yanni’s newest project, “Voices” – and I jumped on the chance to review and co-sponsor a giveaway on the little old blawg. Then life got in the way and well…it’s just getting posted…but with no less love, I assure you.

Yanni, in collaboration with legendary producer Ric Wake, has discovered and developed four of the most extraordinary young voices in music today. Two years in the making, Yanni returns to the global stage with a dazzling new tour. For the first time ever, Yanni re-interprets his classic compositions and debuts new music introducing show-stopping vocalists Nathan Pacheco, Chloe, Ender Thomas and Leslie Mills.

I wasn’t sure what to expect, especially after checking out their site, Yanni.com – it looked like a bunch of really pretty people, but I was worried…”could they sing?”

But, I’ve never been one to turn down free music, and as Sarah Palin would say, “Lemme tell ya” – this did not disappoint! This isn’t your typical easy-listening music – these are true artists and it is obvious that Yanni is working to showcase and cultivate their talents. I think my favorite singer is Nathan Pacheco…but I don’t know whether it’s because he’s so stinkin’ cute or whether it’s his beautiful, melodic voice…this guy has got style, rhythm and an incredible voice. Phew.

If you’d like to catch them on tour, click to see their schedule. And if you’re like me and can’t afford the tickets, you can do what I’ll be doing and check out PBS’s station listing here to see when the show will be airing in your area. (hint: it starts in March!!! So you haven’t missed them!)

Just ask, Beth from I Should Be Folding Laundry – she had the guys singing Happy Birthday to her at the Blissdom conference. Some people have all the luck.

But today might just be your lucky day, because the gracious gals over at One2One Network have ever so graciously agreed to give away one simply a musing blog reader the following:

1. a box of Godiva chocolate truffles (I can vouch – they’re really good!)

2. a brand new “Voices” CD/DVD for your very own. (sorry…not giving away the boys…sigh)

THE DEETS:

~Giveaway ends Wednesday 2/25 at NOON cst.

~Giveaway open to US residents only.

~Please leave a comment with your email addy or have it attached in your profile so I can contact you. I cannot stress the importance of this.

~You may only enter once – but you can have a second entry if you’ll come back and let me know you’ve twittered this phrase (minus the quotation marks – just copy and paste):

‘@simplyamusing giveaway: Yanni “Voices” cd/dvd & godiva truffles! Enter to win – giveaway ends Wed 12pm cst. http://snurl.com/cktam’

~If you do not twitter, what’s wrong with you? (just kidding!) You can send a note out to 3 of your friends and me (simplyamusingblog {at} gmail {dot} com) and then leave me a note in the comments you’ve done that.

So get crackin, folks! There’s no excuse for everyone not to have two entries!

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29 Comments on Yanni Voices – and a giveaway!!!

  1. SixInTheNorthwest
    February 24, 2009 at 3:53 pm (8 years ago)

    Who wouldn’t want a chance at good music and good chocolate. Count me in.

    sixinthenorthwest@yahoo.com

  2. Adventures In Babywearing
    February 24, 2009 at 4:25 pm (8 years ago)

    I heard chocolate was mentioned here AND I’ve seen two of those Yanni voices in person! Would love to win! : )

    Steph

  3. Sprittibee
    February 24, 2009 at 4:30 pm (8 years ago)

    Can’t beat chocolate. I’ll have to take your word on the music. 😉

  4. Jenny86753oh9
    February 24, 2009 at 4:30 pm (8 years ago)

    Did you say chocolate?? Yes, ma’am! Count me in! (Ok, so I’m probably the only soul that hasn’t heard of Yanni Voices….gulp!)

  5. Kathleen Marie
    February 24, 2009 at 4:41 pm (8 years ago)

    I like Yanni. I saw him in concert once so this should be interesting and excellent I am sure. And chocolate… Love it! I’m in! Thank you!

  6. Shel
    February 24, 2009 at 5:03 pm (8 years ago)

    Yanni is timeless, even my 86 year old grandmother loves him..and who doesn’t love Godiva?

    shel704 at aol dot com

  7. Kimberly
    February 24, 2009 at 5:41 pm (8 years ago)

    Ooooh, me too! I don’t know how to show you that I tweeted, but I follow you so you could see!

  8. Kimberly
    February 24, 2009 at 5:43 pm (8 years ago)

    I tweeted!

    @selkie1970

  9. Sherry Kyle
    February 24, 2009 at 5:44 pm (8 years ago)

    LOVE chocolate and good music. Add me, please!

    sherry@sherrykyle.com

  10. Carolyn G
    February 24, 2009 at 6:06 pm (8 years ago)

    I heard chocolate and came. THanks for the giveaway!

  11. MJ
    February 24, 2009 at 6:12 pm (8 years ago)

    Cool deal! Thanks

  12. Emily
    February 24, 2009 at 8:25 pm (8 years ago)

    My husband would love the chocolate and I would love the CD! Fun fun fun.

  13. Karin
    February 24, 2009 at 9:06 pm (8 years ago)

    Chocolate and music– good deal!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. Playful Professional
    February 24, 2009 at 10:16 pm (8 years ago)

    I love good easy listening to tone down the stress while I’m at work. This would be great!! And if I win, you could even pick another winner to give the chocolate. Aren’t I nice 🙂

  15. SixInTheNorthwest
    February 25, 2009 at 1:25 am (8 years ago)

    Finally got around to getting my tweet done. Thanks for giveaway. My fingers are crossed.

    twitter id sixinthenw

  16. Kat Bryan
    February 25, 2009 at 3:13 am (8 years ago)

    Relaxing music and good chocolate – add a book and it’s a great way to spend an afternoon.

  17. Teri
    February 25, 2009 at 3:16 am (8 years ago)

    Chocolates and Yanni? Seriously, how can you go wrong!

  18. Kari
    February 25, 2009 at 7:09 am (8 years ago)

    Great giveaway, I would love to enter. Thanks!

  19. Lona
    February 25, 2009 at 8:21 am (8 years ago)

    I tweeted (as shadysidefarm).

  20. Lona
    February 25, 2009 at 8:22 am (8 years ago)

    Please enter me. My email is on my blog, upper left column. I hate to post it here…

    Thank you!

  21. Jeni
    February 25, 2009 at 8:42 am (8 years ago)

    Mmm…chocolate AND good music! Great combination!

  22. aahcoffee
    February 25, 2009 at 9:00 am (8 years ago)

    New music…AND chocolates?!? Yes!
    julie_ruhlman at hotmail dot com

  23. hondaray6
    February 25, 2009 at 9:15 am (8 years ago)

    Yanni Yanni Chocolate!! Put me in the hat! LOL Sounds like a match made in heaven to me! Thanks!
    hondaray6 at hotmail dot com

  24. Phyllis@Aimless Conversation
    February 25, 2009 at 10:05 am (8 years ago)

    I’m sure the music is beautiful, but you had me at Godiva…

    healthychocolatejunky (at) gmail (dot) com

  25. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates
    February 25, 2009 at 11:16 am (8 years ago)

    Chocolate and great music – what a fabulous combination!

  26. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates
    February 25, 2009 at 11:21 am (8 years ago)

    Kinda last minute, but I just tweeted it! @stop4chocolate

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