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This Is Not A Hoax - TRUTH Coming Soon! 

TRUTH 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

One day when I was a teenager my mother came home from her philosophy class all excited about discussing truth for 2.5 hours. My father, an engineer, said: “That’s ridiculous. Truth is not telling a lie!” 

But is it that simple? Fake news. Social media confrontations. Black lives matter. Cell phone documentation of the police. COVID-19. What is truth? 

COPUS is a melodic rap ensemble that has addressed these concerns for 20 years. The combination of melodies and rhythms mixed…

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Raw Artists Showcase 

COPUS is excited to join the community of RAW Artists with a showcase on January 29, 2020 at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco, CA. What is 'RAW Artists' - you ask. A very well oiled production company who are producing talent showcases in over 70 cities around the globe. Here is a quote from their website, RAWartists.com

"RAW spotlights independent talent in visual art, film, fashion & accessories design, music, performance art, beauty, crafts, tech, and photography. 

RAW is a fun and alternative way for…

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Music + Science + Video = Hope 

What if We? will be premiered in Washington DC at the World Bank Building Resilience event on Tuesday, October 29,, followed by a second performance at the Forest Trends’ 20th Anniversary celebration the following night.  The piece was composed by ASCAP Award-winning composer Wendy Loomis in collaboration with her band COPUS and science organization The ClimateMusic Project.  

 

The 10-minute piece is a reflection on sea level rise over the course of this Century. It begins with the worst case scenario…

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20 Years Of Artistic Inclusion 

COPUS Multimedia LLC just joined forces with Airbnb Experiences to present their “Poets & Composers Salons” monthly at Clarion Performing Arts Center in Chinatown, San Francisco.



Co-founders poet/spoken word artist Royal Kent and composer/pianist Wendy Loomis have always been about musical and literary inclusion.   When Wendy and Royal met 20 years ago, each brought to the table a robust background in arts integration.



Royal Kent spread his wings as a producer of several of the original Public Access…

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What are your life's percentages? 

Hello,
 
In addition to writing, performing, recording and producing music, 
I also teach private piano lessons at my home studio. I really enjoy 
passing along the joys of musical expression to eager minds and spirits. 

The other day my precocious 10-year-old student said to me 
(with no prompting on my part):

“Here’s how I divide my life: 50% video games, 30% homework, 10% food, 10% piano.” 
 
Although the video games percentage might be a tad high, I was 
pleased that  music made the list …and was even equal to

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11 to 75: A Bird’s Eye View of the GRAMMY Awards 

In January 2018 the GRAMMY Awards were to be held in New York at Madison Square Garden.  In November and December of 2017 I was traveling in Asia with my martial arts colleagues during which time Royal and I had to transact the purchase of GRAMMY Award ceremony tickets via our sketchy online communications.  Tickets go on sale to Academy members at a singular moment in time and the likelihood of slipping through the online purchase site before it all crashes is daunting.  (I later learned of someone who…

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Evolution Of A Hit 

Evolution Of A Hit
By Wendy Loomis

January 2017, San Francisco. After the election I felt the great anger
and ensuing malaise that surrounded folks in the Bay Area - like the fog itself.
Not one to stay depressed too long, I sat down at my keyboard and began to play.
From the power of the Most High came a complete song. Sometimes it comes in
small bits that need to be developed. And sometimes – like this time – it comes as one complete unit: song structure, chorus lyrics and melody, rhythms, …Read more

National Poetry Month & Copus! 

COPUS at the Top of the Mark - 999 California St., SF, CA

TUESDAY, APRIL 5th - 6:30-8:30pm

Poetry/jazz ensemble COPUS will be performing at the swanky Top of the Mark as part of the "Celebrating the Beats" series again this year for National Poetry Month. The Beat Museum, in partnership with the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins, brings back legendary poets to riff alongside powerful jazz musicians for the second annual series of Celebrating the Beats at Top of the Mark.

COPUS promises a glorious night to…

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