White Plains Columbus Day Parade rocks and boogies to the sounds of Taborah and the Greg Raposo Band

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Pop Dance recording artist and BMI songwriter Taborah and Rock n Roller heartthrob Greg Raposo and his Greg Raposo Band heat up the streets performing live on "specially designed" Bond floats during the White Plains Columbus Day Parade, Saturday, October 16th at 12 noon!

Get your camera’s, boogie shoes and red pens out because music lifts the spirit during the Annual White Plains Columbus Day Parade, sponsored by Antonio Meucci Lodge #233, Order Sons of Italy in America on Saturday, October 16, 2004. The annual 90 minute parade kicks off at 12 pm (noon) and this year will feature community groups, marching bands and traditional Italian cultural music as well as pop-dance and pop-rock music by recording artists who have an attachment to Italian culture and its music. In a bid to satisfy family hipsters to include teens and young family parade watchers, the parade organizers will feature pop-dance and pop-rock performing artists on beautifully crafted Bond Parade Floats with Live music performances. Dance artist, Taborah will entertain Parade watchers with her six octave vocal range, as she boogies down Mamaroneck Avenue on the “Taborah “I AM” (the rising) Dancin’ In The Street Party” float and teen pop heartthrob, turned rocker Greg Raposo and his Greg Raposo Band will be seen rockin’ and rollin’ the route of the parade on the “Greg Raposo Rocks!” float. Further, The Greg Raposo Band goes on at 3:30 pm with a 40 minute set and Taborah follows with a dance party that you won’t want to miss, with her special dance guests and Italo-dance star, Giorgio! The 2nd party happens on Court Street in the first Columbus Day Italian Heritage Street Festival which immediately follows the Parade. The festival features other music groups and dancers. Taborah and Greg Raposo Autograph sessions will follow their performances. The stage activity kicks off about 1:30 pm.

Catz Entertainment recording artist and BMI songwriter, Taborah, winner of the FIMI (Italian Grammy Award) for Best Dance Act in the 90’s, and singer/songwriter of several #1 Billboard World Hits and Musica e Dische hits, “Ride On The Rhythm”, “My Love For You” and “All I Gave To You” says, “I lived in Italy for many years when I recorded my songs as “Blackwood”. Italy was my second home. I love the culture, the architecture and the musical sounds. Italo-dance has influence dance music around the world. Italy gave me my start as an international recording artist and I am delighted to share my music and to be a part of the White Plains Columbus Day Parade. I applaud the community activities of the Antonio Meucci Lodge #233 Sons Of Italy America and the City of White Plains”. Taborah hot off of a Billboard Dance Music Summit performance, has licensed music in over 50 countries and was a featured performer in the San Remo Festival and Festival Bar with videos on MTV Europe. Taborah will perform her hot new anthem of Life, “I AM” (the rising) as well as a few of her prior hit songs. “I AM” the rising is produced by KTU mixmaster, Johnny Rocks who has family ties to Westchester. Of special note is the Johnny Rocks Fire Island Club mix. The Taborah “I AM” (the rising) Dancin’ In The Street Party float will feature teen dancers both on the float and in the street from LIGALY, Vinettes Cultural Workshop, Divine Rhythms and Central Park Dance. Taborah music can be heard on her website, http://www.taborah.com.

Known both on and off the stage for his incredible presence and vivacious personality,

19-year-old New York native Greg Raposo began his climb to stardom as a member of the teen pop sensation Dream Street, whose debut CD sold over 1 million copies. Now setting out as a solo artist, Greg has just released his self-titled solo album, GREG RAPOSO, which showcases all of the charisma and energy that make his fans, both girls and guys alike, so enamored with him. Greg Raposo’s debut solo album is full of catchy, hook-laden pop/rock songs with stand-out hit singles “Every Summer,” “Take Me Back Home,” “She’s Leaving” and power-ballad “Worthless.” Greg’s recent tours include the Aaron Carter Jukebox Tour and the Radio Disney Jingle Jam tour. His music can currently be heard on Radio Disney and he has appeared in Disney films as well. Greg Raposo is currently touring with his band. Greg states, “This is my first time in the White Plains Columbus Day Parade and it gives me great pleasure to celebrate my culture and my music. The Greg Raposo Band is very excited and thrilled to be a part of the events this year”. Greg Raposo can be seen on the cover of major fanzines, including PopStar and J-14. Greg’s many television appearances to date include Good Morning America, Saturday Night Live, Entertainment Tonight, All My Children, and many more. Visit Greg’s very interactive website at http://www.gregraposo.com.

The White Plains Columbus Day Parade, begins on Mamaroneck Ave and proceeds to Main Street, with the reviewing stand in front of City Hall; and the Columbus Day Heritage Street Festival immediately follows the parade, on Court Street. For more information, contact (914) 924-0347. For information about recording artists Greg Raposo or Taborah contact, (631) 261-3898.

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