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The Hit Men Meet The Press

The Hit Men Meet The Press

On Friday April 26, 2019 was invited to  a press  preview of The Hit Men’s Homecoming Show they were planning to perform Saturday night April 27, 2019 to a sold out crowd at The Cutting Room. The Press Preview was hosted by Jonathan Clarke,( Q104.3’s “Out of the Box”.) Each member of the group told stories of some memorable moments working on the road.

The Hit Men – Lee Shapiro (keyboards and vocals), Jimmy Ryan (lead guitar and vocals), Steve Murphy (drums and vocals), Russ Velazquez (keyboards and vocals), Jeff Ganz (bass and vocals). Shapiro is the former musical director for Frankie Valli’s Four Seasons; Ryan is the former musical director for Carly Simon. 

The Hit Men have been selected by the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum™ in Nashville to receive a special award “for their years of dedication to the music, and the countless miles … that they have traveled in delivering so many hits throughout the world.”The award was presented to each member of the band by Ariana Gates (daughter of the late  Larry Gates, vocalist, composer, lyricist and former  member.) 

Front and Center with Magda Katz

Magda Katz has been in the entertainment world for most of her life as a child actress, assistant to the head publicist of Avco Embassy Pictures, theatrical print agent. She went on to manage the show business career of her 2 children for over 15 years. For the last five years Magda has been filming and editing video trailers of live performances as well as celebrity interviews. Broadway After Dark was the first website to feature her video trailers. She contributed in creating a star studded 90th birthday party for Mickey Rooney at Feinstein’s at the Regency Hotel. Her video trailers have a large international following. Videos are featured on All of Magda’s videos can be viewed at

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