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Celeste Friedman - Painter of Lyrical Portraits

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Celeste Friedman will leave you inspired as well as entertained., noted as a brilliant raconteur and a painter of lyrical portraits. In just the last two years, Celeste has released three albums; scored the music for the Pulitzer Prize nominated play, "The Glory of Living"; the first season of the cable thriller, “Irving Renquist, Ghost Hunter”; scored the pilot for “The French Kitchen”; and her work was featured in the short film, "Young Folks”, showcased in Festival de Cannes-2008. In 2007, Celeste was chosen as one of the 50 songwriters from the 50 states and included in the compilation, “All States, All Stars”. 20,000 copies of this collection was sent to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nominated for a GRAMMY Award in 2005 and the winner of the 2005 Ohioana Library Citation Award in Music and Education, Ms. Friedman's contributions have been recognized by The Points of Light Foundation, The Ohio State University, Voices of Hope, The Ohio Bicentennial Commission and the Department of Education of The State of New York. For her music works featured in both 1995 and 1997 MDA Telethons, Celeste is the recipient of two Pat Weaver Award nominations. National media credits include National Public Radio, Music Choice, A Prairie Home Companion, Live! with Regis and Kelly and the ESPN Network. Celeste has recently received a 2009 GrIndie Award from RadioIndy..com for her album, “Live at the Bluebird Café”, featuring her live performances at the famed songwriter room in Nashville, Tennessee. Currently, she is nominated for the Indie Artist of the Year Award in The Netherlands.

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