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Phil Thompson to Perform at US Open Tennis Tournament!

07.11.2010

In a little over a month Phil Thompson will be performing at this year's last major tennis championship: The 2010 US Open. Located just outside of Manhattan in Flushing, New York, the US Open is one of the world's most prestigious sporting events and is the largest of all four Grand Slam tennis tournaments featuring the biggest venue, crowds, and player prize money. This year over 700,000 eager fans are anticipated at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center as they watch some of the world's best athletes compete for over $22.6 million in prize money.

This year Phil has been selected as the featured performer in the hospitality pavilion and will be showcasing a series of 8 performances throughout the two-week tournament for various corporate sponsors, dignitaries, and previous tournament champions including four time US Open winner, John McEnroe.

"It's a huge honor for me to be selected for this opportunity," Phil said. "I've loved playing and watching tennis all my life – to perform at the US Open is absolutely incredible and an experience I'll remember for the rest of my life."

This year's tournament runs August 30th – September 12th, for more information and tickets please visit:
http://www.usopen.org

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Phil Thompson nominated for "Best Actor" in Minneapolis 48HR Film Festival!

07.01.2010

Each spring filmmaking teams from around the country compete in The 48 Hour Film Project: a wild and sleepless weekend whose objective is to write, shoot, edit and score a movie "short" in just 48 hours.

On Friday night, teams receive a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre all needing to be included in their movies. 48 hours later, the movie must be complete and submitted for the competition...

When Phil was approached by Director Josh Schmidt to be a part of his project "Top Soil" he immediately assumed it was for a music score. "Josh and I have worked together on a number of projects but always having to do with music," Phil said when discussing how he was approached to join the team. "When he said he wanted me to act in his film I thought it would be a fun opportunity. When he said he wanted me to be the lead in his film I thought he had dialed the wrong number!"

Fortunately, Josh's instincts as a director paid off: the film "Top Soil" not only received the coveted "Audience Choice Award" but also landed Phil a nomination for best actor – not bad for his on-camera acting debut!

Hear Phil's Guest Interview on Bloomberg Radio: The Peter McClellan Show

06.15.2010

Bloomberg Radio's "The Peter McClellan Show" invited Phil on-air to talk about his life as a full time performer, composer, producer, and television personality and how he's been able to successfully make his passion his full-time profession. "I feel really blessed to be doing what I love" said Phil in his interview "and I feel that when you're at where you're supposed to be in life, you'll have the ability to more positively affect the community you live"

To hear the entire interview with Peter McClellan click here and be sure to tune back in on December 7th when Phil will be back on the Peter McClellan show talking about his Holiday Tour and new projects.

Phil Signs with "Heartland Concert Artists"

05.10.2010

Phil became one of the most recent members of "Heartland Concert Artists" - a renowned booking and management firm of concert artists working specifically with symphony orchestras and performing artist series around the world.

"I've always dreamed of performing with a symphony orchestra" Phil said about signing with HCA, "I love the energy of a hundred world class musicians sharing the stage and making music together, there's something really special about that."

While Phil will continue to tour both solo and with his "Phil Thompson and Friends" show, check back for details on his 2011-2012 symphony tour in a community near you!

Phil Thompson Productions Welcomes Centennial Fine Wine and Spirits of Dallas, Texas

04.18.2010

After the success of Phil's "Tunes with a Twist" album at Surdyk's Wine and Cheese shop in Minneapolis, Centennial Fine Wine and Spirits of Dallas, Texas decided to roll our their own custom CD of popular drinking songs performed by Phil on the piano. Centennial worked closely with the entire Phil Thompson Productions staff to create custom branding, artwork, and a unique message to maximize its' value to their loyal shoppers. "Spirited Tunes" features 15 of America's most celebrated drinking anthems including Tequila Sunrise, Margaritaville, Red Red Wine, and the Theme from Cheers – now available throughout Centennial's 40 stores in the Dallas / Forth Worth area and through Phil's Official Website Store.

Love Themes from the Silver Screen – Phil's New Album; Out Now Worldwide!

02.14.2010

Phil's much anticipated fourth solo album, Love Themes from the Silver Screen, is now available worldwide!

Experience 15 of the most romantic movie themes of all time all in one album as Phil puts his own original arrangements to many of Hollywood's favorite film scores including the following tracks:

Feather Theme / Forrest Gump
Bella's Lullaby / Twilight
Way Back in to Love / Music and Lyrics
Falling Slowly / Once
Glasgow Love Theme / Love Actually
My Heart Will Go On / Titanic
Moon River / Breakfast at Tiffany's
We've Only Just Begun / Happy Gilmore
Angel / City of Angels
Main Title / Terms of Endearment
Anyone But You / Juno
If We hold On Together / Land Before Time
Whisper of a Thrill / Meet Joe Black
You Are Karen / Out of Africa
Main Title / The Notebook

You can purchase "Love Themes from the Silver Screen" through Phil's Official Website Store or on iTunes and Amazon.

 
   
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