Exposé News Archive: 2003-2007
Crystal Entertainment & Filmworks sues Exposé
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, so I waited until after the holidays to send this message out. I was going to keep this private, but I've had a few people who found out on their own and I'd have to say something, and I cleared it with Gioia to see if it was okay to mention it. It would be kind of strange for me not to say something if it's found easily from a Google search.
Exposé is being sued by Crystal Entertainment & Filmworks. You can read the details here.
The lawsuit names Ann, Jeanette, Gioia, along with Kelly, and wants to shut down their ability to use the name as well as the exposeonline.net site and the exposeonline MySpace page, as well as violation of contract, etc. CE&F is the company that was formed after Pantera Group Enterprises shut down, (partners Lewis Martinee and Ismael Garcia split, Ismael forming Crystal Entertainment & Filmworks, though I have no confirmation if he is the current owner of that company) and they say they own the rights to the name. Apparently, there is some dispute over whether CE&F really has the rights to the Exposé Trademark, or whether they have any right to claim it for live performances.
Complicating matters is Lewis Martinee is apparently making his own bid for the Trademark. I'm not sure whether he would be an ally to Ann, Jeanette, and Gioia but a post on one of those Freestyle forums made me worry, although this seems to be more one guy's opinion than anything official from Lewis.
I would ask all of you not to ask Ann, Jeanette, Gioia, or Kelly to comment on this. It's the holiday season, so they are busy with their families, and they will likely only comment on the lawsuit through press releases or through their attorneys. (I am NOT in any way "officially" connected, so nothing I say on my site here should be considered representing any official word from Exposé unless I specifically indicate that).
I'll have more to say at a later date.
Vote for Kelly's Projects
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
I mentioned this below, but I wanted to keep this on the top of the page for a few weeks, to help Kelly out. (For the latest news scroll down).
Kelly Moneymaker has worked and produced two tracks that are up for awards at the Independent Music Awards site. The site can be found here.
You need to register on the site before you vote (Just need to give them an e-mail address and a password).
Her two projects are under the Film/TV category. They are
2 Clicks Down, That's What Dreams R Made Of
From: American Pie: The Naked Mile
Silver Money, Justified
From: Die Hard 4 Trailer
The first one is more alt-rock, the second sounds hip-hop. You can definately hear Kelly's vocals on both these tracks.
If you can vote for these projects and give them high marks, it would be really helpful for Kelly. She's been working hard with Silvermoney and winning these awards would be really good.
Vote for Gioia and Exposé at DivaDivoDance.com
Plus, Kelly Moneymaker Christmas Songs
Saturday, December 22, 2007
The DivaDivo web site is having a couple of interesting end-of-the-year polls.
First up, on their Home Page, there is currently a poll asking what was the best news affecting dance music in 2007, and one of the options is the reuniting of Exposé. So, if you'd like to put in your vote, feel free!
Secondly, there is a vote for Diva of the Year. There are 12 candidates, 1 for each month of the year. Since Gioia was the Diva of November, she's up for voting. You have to e-mail them to vote for her, so I would suggest visiting the site, follow their instructuons, and put your vote in for Gioia.
Shifting Gears, if you visit Kelly Moneymaker's MySpace page, you will find that she has put up two Christmas Tracks for us to listen to while the Holidays are happening.
YouTube Clips from Voodoo Lounge
Monday, December 3, 2007
We have a few videos now from the Voodoo Lounge. Cell Phone Quality, of course.
Actually, let's embed the one for PONR.
YouTube Clips from Orlando, and some cool stuff you might have missed
Monday, November 19th, 2007
We have a few videos from the Epcot Center on YouTube from Exposé's appearence there.
Also, a few weeks ago, I just noticed some great new videos on the Exposé MySpace page that I didn't know about. Two of the coolest videos I'll link below.
Two new Gioia Interviews, Clip from Mohegan Sun
Saturday, November 17th, 2007
Gioia's been all over the place. There are two new interviews with her.
Finally, the Diva Divo people, in addition to posting the article about Gioia below, also gave us a blog entry. Embedded below is a 20-second YouTube video clip from the Sunday performance from Mohegan Sun. (It's sideways, so tilt your head).
New Gioia Interview, G in Hollywood, and a Happy Birthday to Jeanette
Wednesday, November 14th, 2007
A very new interview with Gioia is now up at Diva Divo.
Gioia is also apparently hobnobing with some members of Hollywood tonight.
Finally, a happy 42nd Birthday to Jeanette Jurado. She is life, the universe, and everything today. (If you don't get the reference, feel free to look it up).
Gioia Club Date
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Gioia just posted this on MySpace. She got back to me--she messed up, the date is still Sunday the 11th!!! The Message Still Applies.
Gioia Club Date this Sunday
and Vote for Kelly and Silvermoney
Friday, November 9, 2007
First, Gioia is making a special appearance in Hollywood, the day after her appearance with Exposé at a private event in CA. Details can be found below.
Secondly, Kelly Moneymaker has a few songs up for the Indie Artists Voting. From Kelly's Blog Entry
FYI--Away for about a week
Friday, November 2, 2007
No major news, but I'm just letting everybody know I'll be away from the computer for a week, so I can't report on news until next Friday.
Part of my vacation is seeing Exposé at Mohegan Sun! I'll report on the show when I get back
Gioia doing radio interviews
Monday, October 29, 2007
Gioia is conducting a few radio interviews this week.
This is all the information I have on the shows right now.
Call for Support from Gioia, other news
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Gioia sent out this request for the fans.
And one of Gioia's friends, Breezy, made a nice banner.
In other news...
News about Gioia and Idol makes EW
Monday, October 22, 2007
The info about Gioia has made Entertainment Weekly's Popwatch Blog. So far, that and the appearance in Star Magazine seems to be the most mainstream press yet. They have a place for fans to comment, so I would suggest showing your support to Gioia on that blog.
There's also another blog, The BEAT BLOG, with a post complementing Gioia
Gioia Item Reported in Star Magazine
Thursday, October 18, 2007
The News About Gioia as a possible replacement for Paula Abdul has reached this week's Star Magazine
Are Paula's Idol Days Numbered? Probably not, but that hasn't stopped Gioia Bruno, the one time singer in the hot 1980's pop-trio Expoé from pressing for a judge's seat! "I am not saying Paula is on her way out or that they are adding a fourth judge, but Gioia wants a judge's seat", her publicist Jim Strzalkozski tells Star. "Let's just say nobody has told us no yet"...
More News regarding Gioia...
Monday, October 8, 2007
There's another article from Geno's world about Gioia and Amercian Idol.
And now, there's another Video from Gioia—another teaser for higher.
A quick interview with Gioia about the American Idol talk.
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Geno the blogger actually interviewed Gioia about these American Idol rumors. The blog entry has been reproduced below.
Teaser from Gioia's upcoming single!
Friday, October 5th, 2007
Gioia just added a new blog entry today, and she has released a teaser video for Higher. This is more of a clips from the video shoot than the actual video, and this appears to be part of the extended mix (not the main part of the song, but the extended part of a 12" single.
Gioia in the running for American Idol??? Plus, her new site.
Thursday, October 4th, 2007
There's a rumour going around that Gioia might be in the running to replace Paula Abdul on American Idol.
And apparently, Gioia's Site Revamp has been completed!
Miscellaneous Exposé and Kelly updates
Friday, September 28th, 2007
Finally, a new video from their Arena appearance in Las Vegas singing Point of No Return
A few more tidbits about Gioia.
Tuesday, September 25th, 2007
Updated Show List.
Friday, September 21st, 2007
Exposé just added several shows! I am including the latest list, leaving out the few not open to the general public
More Exposé Shows, and news about Gioia's upcoming music video.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Okay, a few important things to tell people.
Gioia has been recording her new video in Fort Lauderdale at the Voodoo Lounge. You can read up on some blog entries of people writing it. An actress named Cristy Joy gives it a little plug, as well as Gioia's friend Breezy.
More importantly, if you are in the South Florida area on Tuesday, they are filming a scene outdoors, a line to get into a club for the video. If you would like to be in the video as an (unpaid) extra, Fandango Pictures (the video company producing/directing the video) need people dressed in clothes that you'd wear to a popular nightclub, and they need as many extras as possible, so bring your friends if you are available. Gioia will be filming her scenes outside. (Please note that this isn't a concert or anything like that, she's not performing, it's a video shoot). The filming will take place at 7:45PM on Tuesday August 18th, at 111 SW 2nd Ave Fort Lauderdale FL.
Finally, there have been a few new Exposé shows not added yet to the official site. I can confirm that the Voodoo Lounge will be having an Exposé show on December 1st, and there's apparently a show scheduled on October 26th at the Wetbar in Atlanta GA. I don't know more details yet, but I'm sure it will be added to the official site soon.
New Podcast Interview with Gioia
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Gioia Recording Music Video for Higher, New Album in October
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Gioia has been extremely busy. She has been working on a music video this week for her new single, which is being released on Harlequin Records this October. The video is of her remake of Your Love is Lifting me Higher. It is being produced by Ramiro Hernandez of Fandango Films, is supposed to be an "edgy, concept video", and will also be contain in-video appearances by DJ Tracy Young (one of the remixers), model/actor Scott Jenkins and fashion designer Jimmy Starr in a cameo role
Remixers for this single will include: Tracy Young, Almighty, Klubjumpers, DJ Dean Chronic with Dozia and DJ Dena Cucci.
Additionally, apparently she is working on a new album, so we should likely see that sometime next year. She plans to continue to tour with Exposé.
As a bonus, here is a clip just released to YouTube, not of the produced video but of her performing at something called "The Black Party".
A few more Photo Albums
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Here are a few more photo albums from the Net.
Gioia's Latest Personal Projects
Friday, August 10, 2007
Gioia's got some interesting announcements, which she posted in her latest Blog entry. To summarize, she's working on new music, and will release a new dance single, a cover of "Your Love Is Lifting Me Higher." It will be out as an EP on September from Harlequin Records, and will feature remixes from Josh Harris, Lewis Martinee', Almighty, The Perry Twins and DJ Dean Chronic.
She is also releasing rare tracks on SnoCap, and you can view her store here. Please visit it, this supports Gioia directly. Note, this store requires flash. I've embedded it below.
News Article Featuring Exposé
Monday, July 30, 2007
The Baltimore Sun has an interesting article about band reunions, and a few paragraphs talk about Exposé, with some nice Jeanette Jurado quotes. The Full Article talks about the Police, Van Hallen, and a few other bands. But the part refering to Exposé appears below.
Relationships that weathered the trials of adolescence can strain under the tension of performing. Reunion tours have been a crucible for acrimony between Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, who have given performances in which they've barely acknowledged each other.
But take the lesson of Expose, the multi-platinum '80s dance-pop trio whose hits included "Let Me Be the One" and "Point of No Return."
The original members—Ann Curless, Gioia Bruno and Jeanette Jurado—reunited last year. They had disbanded in 1996 after a dark period of infighting, disputes with producers and the disgrace of being dropped from their label, Arista Records.
"There's a lot of water under the bridge now, as they say," says Jurado, who sang lead on Expose's biggest hit, 1988's "Seasons Change." Since the band's split, she has lived quietly in Nevada with her husband and two children, ages 5 and 7.
"I think now we understand that being in a group is a lot like a marriage. We all have different personalities. It's hard work to keep it going.
"But you do it all for the music. When you hit the stage, that chemistry you have with each other, it makes it work. You have to want to make it work."
YouTube Clip from Tampa
Sunday, July 22, 2007
A short YouTube Clip from Tampa's show (Season's Change) is on-line now.
The clip is "cell-phone quality". I can't tell if any sound was added post-production. It looks like there was some song synchronization problems, it seems like a cue was missed, but they get back on track quickly.
More YouTube Videos from Palmdale
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Only one more video today, but it's a great one and I'll embed this one, the full Let Me Be The One from Palmdale.
Gioia's in great form here. Thanks to KIM for posting this!
More YouTube Videos from Palmdale
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
These are cell phone quality—as the user admits says they aren't very good, but they have at semi-decent audio from the show of songs not covered by our other recorders. If you haven't been to the page in a while, scroll down to see the better videos.
Updates from the Blogosphere
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Well, the Blogosphere is finally writing up details of the Palmdale performance. Here they are.
Even More YouTube Goodness
Monday, July 16, 2007
It's getting out of control. I'm gonna have to just create a page to dump all these links.
More YouTube Exposé clips from the Palmdale show
Sunday, July 15, 2007
In the age of the Internet and social networking, it's amazing how quickly new stuff can get posted!
A long-time fan, who goes by the handle tbo452 on Wikipedia and YouTube, has posted video of Exposé at the Palmdale, CA appearance. I've embedding one performance and link to all five of them below. Enjoy!
Ann: I wanna mend that broken heart of yours...
Gioia: Yeah, Yeah...I wanna break it!
I'll be keeping an eye out later today for more!
Also, to "tbo452", can you get in touch with me. I saw you post a new image on the Wikipedia web site. I'd love to put any photos you've taken up here on my site.
Kelly Moneymaker Interview Up
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Well, some of you are going to be at the big show tonight. Sadly, I'm not one of them.
But, I decided to not wait for my Blog software and I decided to post the Kelly Moneymaker Interview! Enjoy!
A Cute Mini-Interview/Video
Friday, July 13, 2007
I found a very cute interview done by comedian Maria Gomez with Exposé. This clip was pretty entertaining. I loved the pregnacy talk, the little backstage banter, and especially them hanging out in an A&W fast food joint.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Lot's of updates.
An interview with Kelly Moneymaker has been completed and will be posted in the next few weeks. I'm trying to roll out the blog and gallery software at the same time. Kelly also plans to put a special dance remix of her song "Can't Live Without Your Love" on her MySpace page.
This weekend is the big appearance at Palmdale, CA. It's a free outdoor concert, and this will contain the full band set.
I wanted to give you guys several links to some photos and videos the fans have taken.
Also, VH1 has made it easy to view most of the Exposé videos from one page. They just are missing Your Baby Never Looked Good in Blue
Jeanette's got a new song, a few other updates.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Jeanette Jurado has just posted a new song to her MySpace page. It is a song she did with Los Lobos called Suavecito, which is a remake of a song originally recorded by a group called Malo in 1971.
I am working on getting interviews with Kelly Moneymaker and Jeanette Jurado, it's just a matter of co-ordinating schedules.
Found a Few Interviews
Thursday, April 12, 2007
There are two interviews I just found that Jeanette and Gioia did for DJ Kazzeo a few years back.
Sunday, April 8, 2007, Updated April 10, 2007
Below is the updated schedule. All of these are track shows, except for the Palmdale one. The Hawaii one is a mistake, please ignore it!
Those of you looking to actually Book Exposé for an event should contact Paradise Artists at 805-646-8433
Also, Kelly Moneymaker has agreed to an interview. I should have that up here sometime in May.
Kelly Moneymaker's Latest Show.
Monday, April 2, 2007
Kelly Moneymaker is appearing with Big Pygmies, a band she and some friends formed a few years back. They will be playing at Molly Malones, 575 South Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, California 90036, at April, 15 2007. Check them out.
I will update the Exposé itinary soon, but there is some confusion as to which shows are final. I do know that the Mohegan Sun show in CT is still on.
Gioia's New Single, Why Did You Call Me Again, Released!.
Monday, February 19, 2007
Gioia's solo track, Why Did You Call Me Again, is now available on 12-inch Vinyl and as Digital Downloads. The following links have the digital downloads.
I had a post that got erased with some news coverage of this, so I have added those links again!
More Information can be found on the latest Exposé Blog Post.
Gioia's New Interview, Kelly's Appearance.
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Once again, erased a few entries, so I need to fix it. Grrr...
Gioia Bruno has a new Interview at About.com regarding the Exposé Reunion.
Kelly Moneymaker just performed at at Genghis Cohen in Califorina last Friday night, performing with Herman Matthews, Jen Leigh and Shane Jordan. She said the event went well.
Five 2007 Shows Added
Monday, January 15, 2007
Updated January 28, 2007
Exposé's first shows of 2007 have been scheduled, starting in April. Here are the details
It is still very early in the year, so I believe several more concerts will be worked out. But don't miss a chance to see them either.
Neat Exposé YouTube Clips
Saturday, January 6, 2007
Exposé's New Year's Eve appearance at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington was recorded by "MadPat", and here's a taste of what you'll get to see in the coming months.
Also, the remix video of Point of No Return is also up on YouTube at the following link
A Little Bonus Update
Friday, December 29, 2006
If you've never seen Jeanette Jurado's appearance in My Family singing Angel Baby, here it is, thanks to YouTube.
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Kelly Moneymaker has posted a new original Holiday song recorded from a live performance she did. Please checkout her MySpace page for more details. She also posted a blog update on her own site stating (since replaced with a note about the holiday song) that she hung around during Exposé's band practice and got to know Gioia a little bit.
Another wonderful writeup of the Exposé Milwaukee show can be found here. I'm so glad many people enjoyed that concert. Let's hope the Tacoma show goes well as well.
Rich has been working very hard on their Website and Official MySpace pages. If you haven't joined the mailing list, please do so. They sent out a little newsletter for the holidays. I'm so happy they have great tools now to actually communicate with the fans.
I'm pretty busy with work and life stuff, but I am making a major update to this site and will be working on making this a blog-driven site rather than the manual process I use nowadays to do updates--y'know, RSS, linkrolls, comments, all that wonderful stuff. I'm sort of embarrased at the FAQ not being updated for six years, I will fix that ASAP--boy, a LOT has changed. Most of the updated information can be found on Wikipedia nowadays. I'm actually glad things exist now such as MySpace and Wikipedia because they take the pressure off of me once being virtually the only source of Exposé information on the Internet.
Happy Holidays, everybody!
Promotions and Other Updates
Saturday, December 9, 2006
Gioia just posted new stuff on her MySpace page. There are a couple of songs from her own library (unreleased), as well as a couple of new photos. The songs are kind of sad but kind of fit the theme of "December". Also, there are some new concert pictures up on the official site, this time showcasing their autograph session with the fans.
I am planning to do my own write-up of the Milwaukee concert, but I am pretty busy right now and it might not be completed for a month or two. In the meantime, I would strongly suggest looking at some of the MySpace fan reviews. The one that sort of summed things up best for me was Scott's Blog Entry on the subject.
PS--We need Exposé to do some Holiday tunes, darn it!
New MySpace Page
Thursday, December 7, 2006
Exposé now have an official MySpace page to go along with their new Web Site
New Website, New Show, New Information
Monday, December 4, 2006
Exposé finally have an official web site. It can be found at http://www.exposeonline.net/. Check it out!
Exposé will also be appearing at the Joint in the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas. This is with a live band but a shorter set, they are part of a showcase of acts. If you are in the area, please check it out! You can order tickets at Ticketmaster
Jeanette Jurado has updated her MySpace Blog with an entry about the Milwaukee show.
Finally, I just wanted to say I saw the Milwaukee show. It was great! I hope 2007 brings Exposé continued success in touring.
First of Old Audio Interviews
Sunday, November 12, 2006
I've decided to start converting several of my old taped radio interviews with Exposé. With all the craziness of YouTube, people have forgotten about radio.
So, here's the first one. It's an interview Exposé did in the Spring of 1993 in South Carolina, on a radio station called 95QQ, I believe. This is in MP3 format--zipped up so people won't "stream it".
A quick Video and a new Interview
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
First off, Gioia has a new Interview up on the site AfterEllen.com.
Second, below enjoy a quick snippet of the Miami appearance.
Mass Updates (Cause of an accidental erasure!)
Monday, October 16, 2006
Okay, being the idiot I am I accidentally erased all my 2006 updates! So, since I can't re-create everything from memory, I'm posting the most relevant stuff here:
I am moving towards blogging software, it's just taking time. (Mostly 'cause I do web stuff for a living and can get burnt out at the end of the day, especially with a long commute). More updates later this week as I re-create my posts.
Gioia's Web Site
Saturday, August 13th, 2006
Gioia's new web site is up. It's at www.gioiabruno.com, as well as the other domains.
I apologize for the lack of updates. Lot's of busy things happening behind the scenes. I am also working to get the second part of Gioia's interview up. Gioia's been extremely busy lately. I hope to have it ASAP.
Jeanette and Kelly and Days of Our Lives
Saturday, February 12th, 2005
Kelly has posted updates to her web site and fan club, and a new CD of love songs is now available for sale. Kelly Moneymaker co-wrote all of the songs, singing a few of them, while Jeanette Jurado does lead vocals on The Shadow of Love. There is a CD release party on June 5th, 2005.
Kelly Moneymaker also served as background vocalist to Diana Ross during the Tsunami Aid Benefit on NBC a few weeks back.
New Site Design
Saturday, February 12th, 2005
I have begun implementing a new site design for the Epistle. This will be a work in progress for the next few weeks. If possible, e-mail me and let me know what you think.
Friday, November 26, 2004
Sorry for the lack of updates lately.
Gioia Bruno has granted me an interview, and have have posted the first part of it on-line. View it here.
Album Release and Site Update.
Friday, July 16th, 2004
The Album has been released, and Gioia's site is up.
Not much news to report after that. ;-)
Except for one...I've listed to the album a few times already and I have yet to hear anything that would probably require the explicit lyrics sticker, so if anybody's holding off on purchasing the album because of the sticker, I can confidently say you will not be subjected to a bunch of profanity.
Expose This Album Track Listing.
Friday, July 9th, 2004
Amazon and others have finally released the final track listing for the album.
Gioia's New Album Release.
Monday, June 21st, 2004
Updated: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2004
Lot's of news regarding Gioia.
Gioia's new album from Koch Records will be out on July 13th. More information
can be found on the Koch Website:
The album is also available for pre-order at Amazon.com
Earlier this week I listed some tracks, but Gioia has confirmed that the track list is not accurate as things have changed last minute. Also, the title is confirmed as "Expose This" and not "From the Inside"
Finally, I erased the appearance list on my site as Gioia's new web site has more up-to-date information.
Kelly News--Fan Club, Nominations, and Latest Apperances.
Thursday, April 22, 2004
Kelly Moneymaker has started an official fan club at her site. Orders are being
taken now ($18.00 per year in the US, $22.00 elsewhere), and you can find out more information at
New Web Site For Gioia, old site shut down.
Sunday, April 11, 2004
I apologize for the delay in this update.
Gioia's web site has moved. Gioia has registered the domain www.gioiabruno.net, and new designers are setting up a brand new web site for her. I would expect the web site to be completed in a few weeks to a few months. In the meantime, I will be providing updates from Gioia's official management in the near future such as tour schedules if they deem it necessary.
Ownership of the old site is apparently in dispute. After management requested the offical site be placed in other's hands, Gioia's old webmaster has claimed ownership of the site and domain, and that's why you see a "for sale" site on the old gioiabruno.com, and no information about Gioia's new site.
Blast from Ann's Past
Tuesday, August 5th, 2003
Found this interesting link. When Ann was in High School,
she was a member of the Miami Beach Rock Ensemble. Well, apparently
a history of the Group can be found at the following link:
You can see a few photos of her as she looked in 1981, along at lease with one shot of Eve Nelson, a friend of Ann's.
Confusion About Another Show
Monday, August 4th, 2003
There is a scheduled performance on August 17th, 2003 at the Ibiza club in L.A., California at the Ibiza club. There has been some confusion in the promotion, but to the best of my knowledge, this is an appearance by Gioia Bruno of Exposé, and not the full Exposé group. Apparently the advertising is mistaken.
Reports on the Show
Monday, August 4th, 2003
I want to sum up reports on the show for everybody, based on several comments made by message board and e-mail list members.
Open Welcome to Ann and Jeanette
Friday, August 1st, 2003
Ann and Jeanette, it's great to see you guys coming back into the spotlight again. While we've kept abreast of Gioia and Kelly via their web sites, we haven't heard much from your end until now. I'm really looking forward to you guys touring around the country.
Please, if you feel up to it, contact me and I can perhaps write a good interview for the readers, let us know what you've been up to. At the very least, have your management company send this site touring information so all the fans can keep up-to-date on your apperances.
Getting an Official Web Site, or CyberSquatting?
Friday, August 1st, 2003
It looks like Exposé is getting ready to create their own web site. While the name Expose.com is currently in use by what looks like a stripper or something, the names for AnnCurless.com and JeanetteJurado.com have apparently been registered, apparently to some design studio in Southern California. Now this could be a legitimate agent of theirs, but it could also be somebody just grabbing the name for exploitation. The pages those sites seem to be advertising, rather than legit web sites. But it could just be a standard page created by the registar.
A few quick corrections
Friday, August 1st, 2003
A few corrections to previous news items.
Status of Exposé
Tuesday, July 29th, 2003
Jeanette Jurado was interviewed today on KHDC radio. I did not hear the recording personally (and it might have been in Spanish, since it appears that is a Spanish/Latin station), but the following facts were reveiled to us on Gioia's web board by the DJ who interviewed them:
So, no record producer or label owns them now, and they can control their own destinies.
Sunday, July 27th, 2003
There's been some speculation regarding the group right now. Some people have reported that Thump records, the label that released the Greatest Dance Mixes collection of Exposé tunes, was thinking of putting out a new album. Rich, Gioia's "Webwizard", has confirmed that Gioia has talked to Jeanette Jurado recently, and that she knows that Exposé will be trying out some shows at different places across the country to get their feet wet again. There was no word about her joining the fun, but based on the fact that there was a conversation, it's possible, likely depending on what Gioia's solo gigs require, etc.
I also wish to apologize for jumping the gun and suggesting that Exposé might have snubbed Gioia--I wasn't, I was just expressing disappointment if they had done that. I was reacting to Rich's initial comments, and I've always been a little concerned in the past regarding Exposé maintaining ties with Gioia.
Kelly Moneymaker Site Update
Sunday, July 27th, 2003
Kelly Moneymaker talks about the Exposé show on August 1st on her website. She hints that it might actually be for more than one show, and it would seem they are balancing their solo efforts with these potential gigs.
Gioia signs with Koch Entertainment, is not appearing with Exposé
Wednesday, July 9th, 2003
Rich, Gioia's "Webwizard", has just announced to the Exposé Epistle mailing list, that Gioia Bruno has been signed to the KOCH Entertainment Music label, as the premier act for their new dance music division. An official press release should be released in a few days, most likely at http://www.kochentertainment.com/ and/or at http://www.gioiabruno.com/.
We also found out Gioia was not invited to the reunion. The Southeast Asia tour was cancelled for other reasons, and she had not heard back from the others at all regarding this reunion. (It would be a shame if they snubbed her, since I am sure the fans would want her to participate in a reunion concert, although Gioia's priorities are on her solo career.)
A single will be released in July, with a full album in August. I'll provide information when we have it.
Tuesday, July 8th, 2003
After a 10-year absence from Touring, Exposé will do at least one live show in 2003. Information is just being released on this.
Three of the core members of Exposé will be making an appearance at the California Mid-State Fair. ( http://www.midstatefair.com/ ) This lineup includes Ann Curless, Jeanette Jurado, and Kelly Moneymaker. They will be appearing at the fair on August 1st at 7PM and 9PM, on the Chumash Casino/Budweiser Fort Frontier Stage. More information can be found at the link above.
Right now, little else on this event is known. A few people have been digging up information. It's unknown whether Gioia Bruno will be appearing as well--she was supposedly going to be absent for a SouthEast Asia tour, but that has recently been cancelled just as this news was coming to light. One correspondent stated that Gioia would have been invited if she wasn't touring.