CBS News Sunday Morning Program about Teens Growing Up
On September 1, 2002 CBS New Sunday Morning, the award winning news magazine, will air a special program about teens growing up from 9:00 –10:30 AM.  CBS sent a film crew to Gwyneth Fair to interview author and featured speaker, Rachel Simmons, about her New York Times bestseller, ODD GIRL OUT.   The camera crew filmed also some of the teen female musical performances.  Keep your fingers crossed and tune in because some might be included in this special television program. 

Gwyneth Fair Delivers Great Performances
Six great performances were delivered at Gwyneth Fair.

By Chanz opened the fair with a great set including news songs Sweet Maxine and Get Off Me.  

Jazz Fusion guitarist, Lea, performed numerous original compositions from her CD, Creation, and was later featured in the Loudoun Times-Mirror after meeting music reporter, Kristie Little, at the fair.  

Mollypop sang originals like The Sad Song that she contributed to the Gwyneth Fair Compilation Disk and several familiar cover tunes.  

AngelFire delivered a moving performance beginning with the cover tune, I Love Rock and Roll.  They also performed originals Datin’ Satan and Hitz.


Fortune, a teen female R&B group who add rap and dance music to their show, gave an impressive performance.  They performed a great original cover of Nothing Compares to You, written by Prince.

Kim Scott, the talented R&B vocalist from the DC metro area, sang two songs to wrap up the musicfest.


By Chanz Performs at DC’s McPherson Square Park
On July 17th By Chanz gave an hour-long performance at McPherson Square Park in the heart of Washington DC.  Businessman and vagabonds stood next to each other and tapped their feet to the music when Kelley, Sarah, and Lauren sang and danced on the stage.  The concert was sponsored by the National Park Service.  A good time was had by all.

Gwyneth Fair Tee Shirts Available
Tee shirts with the Gwyneth Fair logo are available for purchase in advance or during the musicfest. The cost is $12. You can order them in advance with your tickets to the music festival or buy them on July 27th. The tee shirts come in small, medium or large children sizes. To order call (703) 723-1176. Supplies are limited so order you tee shirts today!


Kim Scott to Perform at Gwyneth Fair
It’s just been confirmed. Kim Scott, the talented R&B vocalist from the DC metro area,
will perform at Gwyneth Fair.  At 15, Kim is already a seasoned recording industry veteran.  Her first self-titled album, Kimberly Scott, was released on the Columbia Records label.  It contained her hit single Tuck Me In, which sold several hundred thousand copies.  And now her sophomore effort, released in June 2002, entitled Ya’ll Ain’t Ready [Cipher Records] contains her breakout single Shakedown which can currently be heard playing locally on WPGC and WKYS.  Is Ya’ll Ready?  Then come on out to and see Kim perform.

Mollypop to Sing at Gwyneth Fair
Direct from Baltimore, Mollypop, 19, the self-described one-girl acoustic army will perform original songs she has written over the last several years.  She performs original pop-folk style music that draws inspiration from such artists as Ani Difranco, Jewel, Dar Williams, and Weezer.    Her sets generally consist of a vigorous mix of haunting or humorous originals and covers of her favorite artists.  Like ice cream, Mollypop’s music is a real treat!

Gwyneth Fair – Teen Girl Musicfest
On July 27, 2002 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM about 1,000 girls from throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia will come together for a day of music dedicated to teen and pre-teen girls and young women.  Five teen female bands, vocal groups, and singer-songwriters will perform original songs they have written and recorded.  AngelFire, the 2001 winners of the Anne Arundel County, MD “battle of the bands” contest, will perform rock ‘n roll.  Fortune, an R&B group from MD, will perform pop, rap, and dance music.  Lea, a guitarist who fuses jazz and folk music, will perform songs form her album Creation.  A 14 year-old vocalist, Taleen, who has sung for the Pope and at the White House will sing original songs from a demo she plans to submit to several major record labels.  By Chanz, the teen female vocal group based in Ashburn, VA, will perform pop music fused with rap and laced with a tinge of R&B.  The artists will sell CDs and sign publicity pictures after they perform. 

HOT 99.5 “Hotties” will Attend Gwyneth Fair
DC radio station, WIHT, better known as HOT 99.5, will attend Gwyneth Fair and pass out free goodies.  In addition, other sponsors offering products or services of interest to teens will also attend.  Toejam, a web site for teen girls, and Usbourne Books will have tables at the musicfest.  The Loudoun Youth Lacrosse Association will also be registering lacrosse players for their “fall ball” programs. 

Author to Speak at Gwyneth Fair
Rachel Simmons, the author of the New York Times bestseller, ODD GIRL OUT: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls will speak on the topic “What to Do When Girls Turn Cruel.”  Simmons is scheduled to speak soon after the musicfest begins at 10:00 AM.

Gwyneth Fair Compilation CD and Tee Shirts
Many of the teen artists performing at Gwyneth Fair will donate a song to a compilation CD that will be sold to raise funds for the new Loudoun County Teen Center sponsored by the county’s Office on Youth.  The CD will contain 5 original songs and be sold for $5.  Gwyneth Fair teen shirts will also be sold for $12. 

By Chanz Entertains Countryside Crowd
Kelley, Sarah, and Lauren returned to Countryside for the second time and entertained a crowd of over 300 people during the first concert of the summer season. They performed two sets of songs including a new song written the night before entitled Get Up Off Me.  They also performed two other new songs, Sweet Maxine, written by Kelley and Hear It, a dance song written by Lauren and producer Ernesto Phillips.  The news songs as well as the By Chanz standards and cover songs were well appreciated by enthusiastic applause after each song.  During intermission ad after the show, the members of By Chanz signed hundreds of publicity pictures and were then interviewed by a DC-based music-scene magazine writer.

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