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GROWING UP ON THE ROCK, THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY

March 20,& 21 , 2015,
At the Staten island artists space room in Stapleton Staten Island, Loria Ra presented her latest musical theater production to a rousing reception on a snowy friday night, and a standing room only house on Saturday the 21st. Gathering an incredibly diverse group of Staten Island’s talent pool to assist her story, each artist gave their take on growing up on Staten Island. New York’s forgotten borough. Narrated By Ms Ra with her story line weaved vignettes in between performances by musician music director Karlus Trapp ,poets Eric Alter and John Fox , comediennes Pauline Herveaux ,and Nanci Richards,singer actor Jeanine Otis, musicians Rudy Mwongozi and and Byron Kimbrough ,sonwritersinger Vincent Vok, and dancer Rosita Roldan whom danced to john Fox poetry. Karlus Trapp debuted town new origional songs , “Island Boy ” and
“California Night”, as well as a collaboration between himself and vincent Vok in the finale song” Staten island Is My Home ”

KARLUS TRAPP GOT RIPPED OFF FUN- RAISER

SEPT 19, 2015, FLAG SHIP BREWERY

The Karlus Trapp Fun-, created by Steve Schwall , and hosted by The Flagship Brewery on Sept 19 was atonal financial success.
With a star studded array of Staten Island talent all coming together to lend their artistry to fellow Staten Islander and recent crime victim
Karlus Trapp. Trapp had thousands of dollars of musical equipment stolen from his van outside his house last June making it difficult for the working musician to go to work. Fellow musicians Sal Azzarelli and John Castellano helped lend and donated equipment in the immediate aftermath, but on the 19th of Sept , musicians, comedians,dancers , restaurants, liquor stores and more ,donated their time or gifts to help Trapp get new equipment. The fete started at 5, and didn’t end until after 9 , with performances by Queen Typsey Matt Wilson, Pauline Herveaux
Trapp himself and many more. The standing room only crowd had a rousing good time, and the love and good vibes from the event are still reverberating around the Island artist scene.

KARLUS TRAPP WINS READERS POLL

Oct 28, 2015
KARLUS TRAPP, 2015 SI LIVE READERS POLL, BEST SOLO MUSICIAN ON STATEN ISLAND

Island Originals

May 13, 2013
Had the show CD release party for “S’Allright” at The St. George Theatre
in Staten island on April 13th.Had blast and an allstar cast of musicians.Nicole Wright, and Cara Lanzi on bkng vocals and (and easy on the eyes too).Tommy Curiano drums, Nat Seeley percussion, Danny Kean Keys,Michael Weisberger wind intstrument, Mike McMahon electric guitar, and Pete Cummings on bass.We Shared the bill w/ Joan caddell and the Midnight Choir, and Queen Typsey ,who opened the show.The StGeorge is on e of New York City’s original vaudeville era theatres, that has been undergoing restoration to it’s beautifully ornate art deco and gold brocade interior decor for ten years now. The theater looks gorgeous.
the night was a total success as we packed the theater with well over 600 patrons who came out to celebrate original music by Staten Islands own.

Rocking the Bahamas

jan 3, 2013
Was Just May 11 last year ,The Karlus Trapp Band (MaGumbo)
rocked out for one special night at the Atlantis in the Bahamas.The whole band was flown down for one night, just to rock the Reggae, old school style for a wedding night rehearsal party. Marley, Jimmy, Cliff, Third World is what they wanted, and what they got.

A Magikal Musical Winter Solstice Celebration

by Loria Ra, and Karlus Trapp
Dec 4, 2012
One night only performance of music , song and dance on the night of
the winter solstice, Dec. 21 ,2012.A benefit for the Stapleton A.M.E.
food Pantry Featuring The Karlus Trapp Band and the Sistah’s Of Soul” singers. Held at Veterans Memorial hall @ Snug Harbor Cultural Center,
100 Richnond Terrace S.I.N.Y.10301.Tickets $35 at Showtix4u.com or toll free at 866-967-8167 or 917-971-5136.Featuring Loria Ra,Jeanine Otis,Joan caddell, Phyliss Forman, and more.One show at 8:30 pm