Giving for the soul in Birmingham

03.27.2008 by André Natta · → 20 Comments

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Soul patrol convention partyFans of former American Idol Taylor Hicks must be proud of some of his fans. They have organized a nonprofit organization called Harmony for the Soul and have announced a National Soul Patrol Convention for early May here in Birmingham May 9 & 10(thanks to Idol Stalker for the tip).

The group is not affiliated with Hicks but definitely believes in his spirit of giving. Monies collected during the convention will benefit Kid One Transport and the Alabama/Georgia chapters of Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Visit the organization’s website for more information about it and the event (and to purchase tickets).

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Can'tWaitForSloss
Can'tWaitForSloss

Sounds like Have a Great Time and Repo Man have a big ole chip to knock off. I'll be at Sloss this weekend. I love every event I attend there. Special place. HAGT and RM, not sure why you are so into this person's business and sort of wonder why you even care...a little scary if you ask me. Maybe you both need to take a breather from the negative comments and enjoy some good music at Sloss. I'm sure that you are both going since you seem to be so worried about the bands. I mean, surely you are supporting them. Peace!

Can'tWaitForSloss
Can'tWaitForSloss

Sounds like Have a Great Time and Repo Man have a big ole chip to knock off. I'll be at Sloss this weekend. I love every event I attend there. Special place. HAGT and RM, not sure why you are so into this person's business and sort of wonder why you even care...a little scary if you ask me. Maybe you both need to take a breather from the negative comments and enjoy some good music at Sloss. I'm sure that you are both going since you seem to be so worried about the bands. I mean, surely you are supporting them. Peace!

Repo Man
Repo Man

Have a Great Time-- Good points. Might I add: 5. Harmony for the Soul has ditched their own convention and has told the Soul Patrol where they can find Taylor performing that night. They have even go so far as to send out a "keep this a secret" email to the attendees and arranged for them to purchase tickets to the other event so that the attendees can see Taylor. Thus, leaving the already scheduled bands playing to an empty room. 6. The editor of MWMagazine said that she would be signing Clay Connor to promote. Said that she was meeting with his attorney last week. No further mention of that. Hmmmmmmmmmm. Again, as mentioned above, I do hope that Birmingham and the charities don't think that everyone in the Soul Patrol is like this.

Repo Man
Repo Man

Have a Great Time-- Good points. Might I add: 5. Harmony for the Soul has ditched their own convention and has told the Soul Patrol where they can find Taylor performing that night. They have even go so far as to send out a "keep this a secret" email to the attendees and arranged for them to purchase tickets to the other event so that the attendees can see Taylor. Thus, leaving the already scheduled bands playing to an empty room. 6. The editor of MWMagazine said that she would be signing Clay Connor to promote. Said that she was meeting with his attorney last week. No further mention of that. Hmmmmmmmmmm. Again, as mentioned above, I do hope that Birmingham and the charities don't think that everyone in the Soul Patrol is like this.

Claudia
Claudia

This is a sad day, the proceeding post seems like a last ditch effort by those with hate in their hearts... and I will pray for you; I would do this for anyone who tried to ruin an event being held for two great charities like Kid One Transport and the Alabama and Georgia Chapters of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We here at Harmony thank all of you that are coming to the event to join us as fans of Taylor Hicks and support these two great causes...Not that they should be addressed, but below is our reply to "Have a great time's" post: 1. Modern Whomp Magazine owes some of you money. They are the sponsors for the Silent Auction. A: MWM has informed its subscribers that the magazine will be re-launched next year and the time frame to expect their refund. 2. The editor of Modern Whomp Magazine just lied to all of you about having press credentials for Taylor's last 3 events. Did she really think the video in the parking lot at Talladega fooled anyone? A: Actually that video was shot in the INFIELD down from PIT Row. Anyone who ever has ever been to a NASCAR Race knows there are several cars, campers and RV's parked in the INFIELD and it is one big party. MWM never said it was covering the Kentucky Derby nor had credentials to do so; I am a bit busy working on the convention actually. I never said MWM had credentials for the golf tournament I actually was going to play to support the great cause the funds were going to...Anyone can call the organizers of the XOXO Invitational and know I was added to the tee-sheet I just woke up late for my Tee Time. 3. What happened to the auction on EBay for the harmonica? Why did EBay shut it down? A: We actually had to send in our 501 to EBay. It was done and our auction was back up the next day. Please see the link below. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=230249464178 4. Where is the president of Harmony for the Soul? Why has she sent spokespersons out to deliver the schedule changes and answer questions? Where is the organization in this convention? A: With an event of this scale, I believe the President is quite busy. That is why she has two VP's, members and volunteers to help out. I don't think the President/CEO of GM is out on the assembly line turning lug nuts. We here at Harmony have moved on from the negativity, and are focused on making this event a success. Also at the events conclusion to begin work to make the 2nd annual SPC that much better. With Performa Entertainment launching Taylor's Club next year it should be a blast for all the Soul Patrol. Claudia

Claudia
Claudia

This is a sad day, the proceeding post seems like a last ditch effort by those with hate in their hearts... and I will pray for you; I would do this for anyone who tried to ruin an event being held for two great charities like Kid One Transport and the Alabama and Georgia Chapters of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We here at Harmony thank all of you that are coming to the event to join us as fans of Taylor Hicks and support these two great causes...Not that they should be addressed, but below is our reply to "Have a great time's" post: 1. Modern Whomp Magazine owes some of you money. They are the sponsors for the Silent Auction. A: MWM has informed its subscribers that the magazine will be re-launched next year and the time frame to expect their refund. 2. The editor of Modern Whomp Magazine just lied to all of you about having press credentials for Taylor's last 3 events. Did she really think the video in the parking lot at Talladega fooled anyone? A: Actually that video was shot in the INFIELD down from PIT Row. Anyone who ever has ever been to a NASCAR Race knows there are several cars, campers and RV's parked in the INFIELD and it is one big party. MWM never said it was covering the Kentucky Derby nor had credentials to do so; I am a bit busy working on the convention actually. I never said MWM had credentials for the golf tournament I actually was going to play to support the great cause the funds were going to...Anyone can call the organizers of the XOXO Invitational and know I was added to the tee-sheet I just woke up late for my Tee Time. 3. What happened to the auction on EBay for the harmonica? Why did EBay shut it down? A: We actually had to send in our 501 to EBay. It was done and our auction was back up the next day. Please see the link below. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=230249464178 4. Where is the president of Harmony for the Soul? Why has she sent spokespersons out to deliver the schedule changes and answer questions? Where is the organization in this convention? A: With an event of this scale, I believe the President is quite busy. That is why she has two VP's, members and volunteers to help out. I don't think the President/CEO of GM is out on the assembly line turning lug nuts. We here at Harmony have moved on from the negativity, and are focused on making this event a success. Also at the events conclusion to begin work to make the 2nd annual SPC that much better. With Performa Entertainment launching Taylor's Club next year it should be a blast for all the Soul Patrol. Claudia

Claudia
Claudia

This is a sad day, the proceeding post seems like a last ditch effort by those with hate in their hearts... and I will pray for you; I would do this for anyone who tried to ruin an event being held for two great charities like Kid One Transport and the Alabama and Georgia Chapters of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We here at Harmony thank all of you that are coming to the event to join us as fans of Taylor Hicks and support these two great causes...Not that they should be addressed, but below is our reply to "Have a great time's" post: 1. Modern Whomp Magazine owes some of you money. They are the sponsors for the Silent Auction. A: MWM has informed its subscribers that the magazine will be re-launched next year and the time frame to expect their refund. 2. The editor of Modern Whomp Magazine just lied to all of you about having press credentials for Taylor's last 3 events. Did she really think the video in the parking lot at Talladega fooled anyone? A: Actually that video was shot in the INFIELD down from PIT Row. Anyone who ever has ever been to a NASCAR Race knows there are several cars, campers and RV's parked in the INFIELD and it is one big party. MWM never said it was covering the Kentucky Derby nor had credentials to do so; I am a bit busy working on the convention actually. I never said MWM had credentials for the golf tournament I actually was going to play to support the great cause the funds were going to...Anyone can call the organizers of the XOXO Invitational and know I was added to the tee-sheet I just woke up late for my Tee Time. 3. What happened to the auction on EBay for the harmonica? Why did EBay shut it down? A: We actually had to send in our 501 to EBay. It was done and our auction was back up the next day. Please see the link below. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=230249464178 4. Where is the president of Harmony for the Soul? Why has she sent spokespersons out to deliver the schedule changes and answer questions? Where is the organization in this convention? A: With an event of this scale, I believe the President is quite busy. That is why she has two VP's, members and volunteers to help out. I don't think the President/CEO of GM is out on the assembly line turning lug nuts. We here at Harmony have moved on from the negativity, and are focused on making this event a success. Also at the events conclusion to begin work to make the 2nd annual SPC that much better. With Performa Entertainment launching Taylor's Club next year it should be a blast for all the Soul Patrol. Claudia

Claudia
Claudia

This is a sad day, the proceeding post seems like a last ditch effort by those with hate in their hearts... and I will pray for you; I would do this for anyone who tried to ruin an event being held for two great charities like Kid One Transport and the Alabama and Georgia Chapters of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We here at Harmony thank all of you that are coming to the event to join us as fans of Taylor Hicks and support these two great causes...Not that they should be addressed, but below is our reply to "Have a great time's" post: 1. Modern Whomp Magazine owes some of you money. They are the sponsors for the Silent Auction. A: MWM has informed its subscribers that the magazine will be re-launched next year and the time frame to expect their refund. 2. The editor of Modern Whomp Magazine just lied to all of you about having press credentials for Taylor's last 3 events. Did she really think the video in the parking lot at Talladega fooled anyone? A: Actually that video was shot in the INFIELD down from PIT Row. Anyone who ever has ever been to a NASCAR Race knows there are several cars, campers and RV's parked in the INFIELD and it is one big party. MWM never said it was covering the Kentucky Derby nor had credentials to do so; I am a bit busy working on the convention actually. I never said MWM had credentials for the golf tournament I actually was going to play to support the great cause the funds were going to...Anyone can call the organizers of the XOXO Invitational and know I was added to the tee-sheet I just woke up late for my Tee Time. 3. What happened to the auction on EBay for the harmonica? Why did EBay shut it down? A: We actually had to send in our 501 to EBay. It was done and our auction was back up the next day. Please see the link below. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=230249464178 4. Where is the president of Harmony for the Soul? Why has she sent spokespersons out to deliver the schedule changes and answer questions? Where is the organization in this convention? A: With an event of this scale, I believe the President is quite busy. That is why she has two VP's, members and volunteers to help out. I don't think the President/CEO of GM is out on the assembly line turning lug nuts. We here at Harmony have moved on from the negativity, and are focused on making this event a success. Also at the events conclusion to begin work to make the 2nd annual SPC that much better. With Performa Entertainment launching Taylor's Club next year it should be a blast for all the Soul Patrol. Claudia

Have a Great Time!
Have a Great Time!

I hope everyone that is attending the convention has a wonderful time with their friends! Don't forget you have overlooked some things in your quest to get close to Taylor Hicks : 1. Modern Whomp Magazine owes some of you money. They are the sponsors for the Silent Auction. 2. The editor of Modern Whomp Magazine just lied to all of you about having press credentials for Taylor's last 3 events. Did she really think the video in the parking lot at Talladega fooled anyone? 3. What happened to the auction on Ebay for the harmonica? Why did Ebay shut it down? 4. Where is the president of Harmony For The Soul? Why has she sent spokespersons out to deliver the schedule changes and answer questions? Where is the organization in this convention? You have all been lied to over and over again. Don't let the friends, music and alcohol cloud you. Make sure you get what you paid for and open your eyes to what is happening.

Have a Great Time!
Have a Great Time!

I hope everyone that is attending the convention has a wonderful time with their friends! Don't forget you have overlooked some things in your quest to get close to Taylor Hicks : 1. Modern Whomp Magazine owes some of you money. They are the sponsors for the Silent Auction. 2. The editor of Modern Whomp Magazine just lied to all of you about having press credentials for Taylor's last 3 events. Did she really think the video in the parking lot at Talladega fooled anyone? 3. What happened to the auction on Ebay for the harmonica? Why did Ebay shut it down? 4. Where is the president of Harmony For The Soul? Why has she sent spokespersons out to deliver the schedule changes and answer questions? Where is the organization in this convention? You have all been lied to over and over again. Don't let the friends, music and alcohol cloud you. Make sure you get what you paid for and open your eyes to what is happening.

FED UP
FED UP

This event is one huge joke. Please do not associate any of the normal fans with this. The charities will get nothing b/c of the poorly organized event by "we at Harmony For the Soul". They are in it for themselves. The people that are going are to naive to wake up and see how they are being scammed. Too bad, Mr. Hicks does not deserve anymore negative press or people like this organizing events in his name.

FED UP
FED UP

This event is one huge joke. Please do not associate any of the normal fans with this. The charities will get nothing b/c of the poorly organized event by "we at Harmony For the Soul". They are in it for themselves. The people that are going are to naive to wake up and see how they are being scammed. Too bad, Mr. Hicks does not deserve anymore negative press or people like this organizing events in his name.

Claudia
Claudia

We here at Harmony are happy to announce that we have 50 ticket packages ready to ship next week many are for two people about 5 have upgraded to become SP Sponsors. Also an estimate of about 40 tickets for the festival alone will be going out as well. Our official Poster is going up in all the bars and clubs listed on the schedule as well as Zydeco, and Open Door Cafe, Blue Monkey, and Bailey’s pub. Also we will be placing them in co-ed dorms at Auburn and Alabama Universities, and the Halls of Hoover and Homewood high schools. The silent auction announcement has also been sent to all Rotary Clubs in all counties within 50 miles of Birmingham. All of our bands will have our poster link on their MySpace pages by week’s end. Also each band will have 100 event postcards to distribute to their fans at gigs they perform between now and the event date. Two weeks before the event we will be having ads in the Black and White paper (Birmingham’s leading entertainment publication) and launching a radio (blitz) campaign through the Rick and Bubba show. Also press credentials and Press Releases have been sent to Fox 6, 19 Entertainment the L.A. Offices and the England headquarters, Access Hollywood, ETOnline, and EOnline and Extra. This announcement is all that will be addressing the "ticket sales" question, we will not be giving running totals weekly of ticket sales. We here at Harmony want to focus on bringing all elements together for this event so it can be enjoyed by all and much needed funds can be raised for the charities involved. When we sell out or get close to it we will let you know. Two hundred people can fit comfortably in the convention room at the Double Tree so when we get close to that number we will let you know. Our ticket page has only been published since December and with the Holidays, tax season, and just the regular state of the current economy we expected things to start of slow and then pick up pace closer to the event, which it has...we have gotten a lot of traffic to our site, so thank you all for the support. Guess the old adage is true "there is no such thing as bad publicity." Hope to see you all there. TF1

Claudia
Claudia

We here at Harmony are happy to announce that we have 50 ticket packages ready to ship next week many are for two people about 5 have upgraded to become SP Sponsors. Also an estimate of about 40 tickets for the festival alone will be going out as well. Our official Poster is going up in all the bars and clubs listed on the schedule as well as Zydeco, and Open Door Cafe, Blue Monkey, and Bailey’s pub. Also we will be placing them in co-ed dorms at Auburn and Alabama Universities, and the Halls of Hoover and Homewood high schools. The silent auction announcement has also been sent to all Rotary Clubs in all counties within 50 miles of Birmingham. All of our bands will have our poster link on their MySpace pages by week’s end. Also each band will have 100 event postcards to distribute to their fans at gigs they perform between now and the event date. Two weeks before the event we will be having ads in the Black and White paper (Birmingham’s leading entertainment publication) and launching a radio (blitz) campaign through the Rick and Bubba show. Also press credentials and Press Releases have been sent to Fox 6, 19 Entertainment the L.A. Offices and the England headquarters, Access Hollywood, ETOnline, and EOnline and Extra. This announcement is all that will be addressing the "ticket sales" question, we will not be giving running totals weekly of ticket sales. We here at Harmony want to focus on bringing all elements together for this event so it can be enjoyed by all and much needed funds can be raised for the charities involved. When we sell out or get close to it we will let you know. Two hundred people can fit comfortably in the convention room at the Double Tree so when we get close to that number we will let you know. Our ticket page has only been published since December and with the Holidays, tax season, and just the regular state of the current economy we expected things to start of slow and then pick up pace closer to the event, which it has...we have gotten a lot of traffic to our site, so thank you all for the support. Guess the old adage is true "there is no such thing as bad publicity." Hope to see you all there. TF1

icare
icare

With the proper organization, this event could be a winner. It's purpose is valid , but the underlying motivation of its organizers is suspect. If the charities are not advertising this event on their websites, I have to ask why. I am sure they will be represented at the event , as to not take whatever funds are presented would be foolish, but if they felt this was being done properly, they would certainly be endorsing it with vigor.

icare
icare

With the proper organization, this event could be a winner. It's purpose is valid , but the underlying motivation of its organizers is suspect. If the charities are not advertising this event on their websites, I have to ask why. I am sure they will be represented at the event , as to not take whatever funds are presented would be foolish, but if they felt this was being done properly, they would certainly be endorsing it with vigor.

Claudia
Claudia

If there are any other questions regarding our venues or activities anyone has you can also email me claudia@harmontforthesoul.org or call me at 818-484-1377 I would be glad to answer them. We have all contact numbers if you would like to call also… Sloss Furnaces (205) 324-1911 Open Door Cafe 205-879-6659 Double Tree Hotel 205-933-9000 (Banquet Room between 4800-4900 sq feet reserved for SP Convention (socializing, games, and activities) We here at Harmony hope this event can bring the fan base back together. Seems since GC went down there is a divide and it hurts my heart, that our efforts to raise funds for these charities are being torn down by a select few. I hope to see you all there, and help us raise much needed funds for the charities involved. Claudia

Claudia
Claudia

If there are any other questions regarding our venues or activities anyone has you can also email me claudia@harmontforthesoul.org or call me at 818-484-1377 I would be glad to answer them. We have all contact numbers if you would like to call also… Sloss Furnaces (205) 324-1911 Open Door Cafe 205-879-6659 Double Tree Hotel 205-933-9000 (Banquet Room between 4800-4900 sq feet reserved for SP Convention (socializing, games, and activities) We here at Harmony hope this event can bring the fan base back together. Seems since GC went down there is a divide and it hurts my heart, that our efforts to raise funds for these charities are being torn down by a select few. I hope to see you all there, and help us raise much needed funds for the charities involved. Claudia

wannaknow
wannaknow

Before you get all excited about this Taylor Hicks "convention", maybe you should go check out the messages on the Idol Stalker blog. This thing is not what it's cracked up to be. I hope no one gets hurt too badly.

wannaknow
wannaknow

Before you get all excited about this Taylor Hicks "convention", maybe you should go check out the messages on the Idol Stalker blog. This thing is not what it's cracked up to be. I hope no one gets hurt too badly.