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June 26, 2014
My new music video is here, filmed in Gorky Park in Moscow a few weeks ago! Watch it here
June 19, 2014
Hi guys!! Marina here. Hello from Eugene, Oregon!! We are having such a great time on our tour, 1,200 miles gone so far!! Big hug and lots of love.
All Tour details are here
June 13, 2014
Excited to announce that TOYOTA Santa Monica is helping sponsor a part of our Summer Tour!!
Press release: http://marinav.com/SummerTour.html
May 30, 2014
Advance tickets now available for select shows for the upcoming US Summer Tour! Details
Apr 20, 2014
Nick & I had a great time performing alongside Eagles hit songwriters Jack Tempchin & Robb Strandlund! Many thanks to the awesome host of Songwriters Square, Bill Berry!
March 16, 2014
Thanks to everyone who tuned in to watch our online concert! We'll have another one in April! Hugs, Marina (and Nick) :)
March 13, 2014
I am proud to announce that I contributed to a very cool book, The Ultimate Guide to Singing, published by TC-Helicon!
Feb 26, 2014
Our first song for Patreon patrons, "I Will See You There", is released today!
Join us by pledging $1,$2 or more per song! Details here: patreon.com/marinav!!
Feb 21, 2014
Check out my video with Jill Sobule and Garfunkel & Oates!
Jan 30, 2014
Be a part of my next music video!! Details here
Jan 29, 2014
Become my music patron on patreon.com/marinav!!
Patreon is a new and revolutionary way to support artists you love. In a nutshell, you pledge $1, $5 or $10 each time I release a new song, and your support enables me to continue making & creating music. Sign up today and get a free download of my cover of "True Colors"!!!
Jan 25, 2014
"Stand" live performance won an award on indi.com and "Say Hello" won an award on Citizen.tv!
Thanks to all of you who voted!! Yay!
Jan 1, 2014
Happy New Year! Check out my brand new video collaboration with Alex Kharlamov - a Russian rap!
Dec 9, 2013
Inner Superhero is in the top 13 albums of 2013 on PopDose.com!
Dec 7, 2013
Congratulations to Marina for winning a Rullywood Award!
Dec 5, 2013
Get Marina's new EP, The Christmas Collection, here!


Oct 8, 2013
I am very honored to be nominated for a Malibu Music Award
Sept 10, 2013

Excited to announce that my song Begu (from the new album INNER SUPERHERO) is featured in the new LIFETIME movie "Taken: The Search for Sophie Parker". It will air multiple times starting Sept 21st.
Aug 22, 2013
The new DVD Released Unreleased, Part 1 is here!!!!
Aug 5, 2013
I'm very excited to announce that my "Hello" Music Video won the 2013 EOTM Award!
July 5, 2013
Check out Marina's rendition of the famous folk song, 500 Miles
(as heard in the end credits of 2013 film The Frankenstein Theory)
May 31, 2013
Check out the feature article on Marina in Los Angeles Daily News & Pasadena Star-News
May 21, 2013
Marina's brand new music video, SPEAK, is premiering today!
Watch it here
May 10, 2013
Catch the re-broadcast of Marina's interview/performance on SiriusXM's American Voices with Bill Bradley on May 11 & 12!
April 20, 2013
You can now hear Marina's rendition of 500 Miles in the end credits of Frankenstein Theory soundtrack on Netflix!
Apr 9, 2013
Marina is on the cover of The Illinois Times!
Mar 7, 2013
Pre-order your signed copy of INNER SUPERHERO today here!
You'll get a digital download of the album today!!!
Feb 26, 2013
New single & video, HELLO, is out today!!

Jan 28, 2013
Huge thanks to Music Connection Magazine for the great feature article!
Jan 18, 2013
I'm excited to announce that my single RUN won The 2012 LA MUSIC CRITIC AWARD!!
Dec 25, 2012

Marina appeared on an episode of Days of Our Lives today
photo
Dec 6, 2012
Get a free download of Marina's song Christmas Is Going to Suck (Without You) here
Dec 1, 2012
Catch Marina's music on Amish: Out of Order on the National Geographic Channel!
Nov 25, 2012
Catch Married to the Army: Alaska on the Oprah Winfrey Network to hear Marina's song Thursday Song during the emotional ending of the Episode 3!
Nov 1, 2012
Marina's RUN music video is now airing all over the US in over 10,000 retail & fast food outlets (including Denny's, Wendy's, Taco Bell, etc)
Sept 17, 2012
[photo] had a great time at NBC on the DAYS OF OUR LIVES set
- was singing with the cast for a Christmas episode (air date: Dec 24).
Sept 11, 2012
SAY HELLO, the new single, is now on iTunes worldwide!
Click here for lyrics and the video:)
July 17, 2012


 
RUN, the second single from my upcoming album INNER SUPERHERO is now available on iTunes worldwide!!
We filmed the music video in my hometown of Moscow!
Thank you for the support!! :) lots of love, Marina :)
P.S. more about the song here
 


The first single, STAND, from my upcoming album INNER SUPERHERO is here!!
The song is now available worldwide on iTunes, amazon.com or any other digital store!
Click here for lyrics & to read about the song
June 29, 2012
A few days ago Nick & I had the honor of meeting Klaus Meine (the Scorpions). I felt like a kid in a candy store meeting him, because I grew up with Wind of Change
June 14, 2012
Many thanks to the Auburn Journal for the wonderful article!
June 8, 2012
And the winners of the raffle to be in the studio with us are:
Suzy W, JoAnn A, Matt M, Elvira B, Erik E!!! Congratulations!!
Huge thanks to everyone to entered the raffle, I wish we could bring all of you to the studio with us! Lots of love, Marina:))
June 1, 2012
BE A BACKING VOCALIST ON MARINA'S NEW ALBUM!!
donate $10 or more to Marina's new album (here) and 5 fans will be selected (raffle) to participate in a recording session. Winners of the raffle will be announced Friday, June 8th! ABOUT THE RAFFLE: Note from Marina: hi guys - for those of you in Los Angeles (or willing to fly in on June 10th) :) - sign up for the raffle to be in the studio with me! You can sing or just hang out!
May 23, 2012
I'm excited to announce that popchips will be providing snacks for our June California Tour!!
Nick & I both love popchips, so this is extra fun for us and I hope it will be for you too:))) See you at the shows!!
Hugs, Marina :)
P.S. Tour details here
May 2 2012
I recently signed an endorsement deal with Ayers Guitars, and they custom-made a beautiful guitar for me! Thank you, Ayers!

 
Mar 10, 2012
Check out the brand new behind-the-scenes video from Marina:

 
Mar 3, 2012
Hear Marina's interview on Carolyn Fox's Hollywood Spotlight show!
Feb 2012
Marina's song Blue For You was featured on Season 3 Episode 2 of Venice the Series
Feb 15, 2012
Help sponsor my new album! Details here :) Thank you!! Marina:)
Jan 20, 2012
Catch Marina at NAMM this weekend!
Jan 4, 2012
Happy New Year! Sending you lots of love from snowy Moscow!
Here is a photo of a place I grew up next door to.
Dec 16, 2011
Get a free download of my song Christmas Is Going To Suck Without You :))
I know, I know, the title is silly, but the song is sweet :))
Dec 6, 2011
Watch the clip of Marina's song on a special holiday episode of Days of Our Lives (NBC)!! Over 3 million people watch Days, which has been running since 1965!
Nov 28, 2011
Huge thanks to Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood for their support this year!
Nov 2, 2011
Note from Marina: Earlier this year I sang a couple of Russian songs on a CD that was released as a bonus to a very lovely children's book, Bronte & Frank Go To Moscow.
The author just notified me that the book is now the WINNER in the Children's Picture Book w/ Audio CD and a FINALIST in the Travel Guide categories of the USA 'BEST BOOKS 2011' AWARDS.. Pretty darn cool!! :)
Oct 28, 2011
Huge thanks to the GUITAR CENTER for providing all of the music gear for Marina's October tour!
Oct 4, 2011
Thanks to everyone who came to Marina's birthday show at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood!!
And thanks to everyone who donated money to the Noreen Fraser Foundation (cancer research)!!!!
Sep 8, 2011

Check out Marina on OMG Global website!
Aug 7, 2011
Many thanks to San Diego's Radio Sophie 103.7 FM for having Marina on their show!
Aug 5, 2011
Check out a wonderful children's book "Bronte & Frank Go To Moscow". The book comes with a CD with several Russian children songs, 2 of which Marina sang.
 
Marina's new EP is featured on Sony/Days of Our Lives Official website!
July 27, 2011
Note from Marina: I had an honor to meet with Senator Bill Bradley in New York.
Senator Bradley was the co-sponsor of FLEX (Future Leaders Exchange Program) - the scholarship program through which I came to the USA at 15.
In short - without Bill Bradley and his legislation, I wouldn't have come to the USA... and probably would not be touring the world..
Thank you, Bill Bradley!!!

 
Listen for Marina's brand new song "I Never Knew" on Days of Our Lives (NBC) on July 11.
The song is now available on Marina's new album, Small Collection of Interesting Songs
July 11, 2011
Marina's new EP "Small Collection of Interesting Songs" is now on simple magic!

Signed copies also available. More about the album here

3 songs, including "I Never Knew" from this album have appeared on NBC's "Days of Our Lives"
 
Catch Marina in Springfield, IL July 9th! + Hollywood July 13 + Idaho & East Coast end of July!
June 17, 2011
Check out Marina's video blog from Catalina Island!!
June 3, 2011
Get a free download of "Every Breath", one of Marina's songs she wrote for NBC TV show, Days of Our Lives!
May 30, 2011
I am learning horseback riding at my friend Betina's stables. She lives right next to a beautiful park just North of Los Angeles. If you go to her place to ride horses, mention Marina V and she'll give you a nice discount :) canyonminiaturehorses.weebly.com

May 10, 2011
If you're flying Delta Airlines in May/June (any flights worldwide) - check out Marina's song "You Make Me Beautiful" on the in-flight radio!!
May 3, 2011
Congrats to Marina on her big win on OurStage.com (Grand Prize in Pop for April)!!
Apr 28, 2011
We're excited to announce the extension of Marina's residency at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood - now every Sunday in May!
April 22, 2011
The Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood shows have been so much fun!!
This Sunday joining us onstage as a special guest will be Bruce Kulick(KISS, Grand Funk Railroad, etc) on a surprise KISS cover...
Not to be missed :)
Apr 21, 2011
Many thanks to OMG Global for featuring Marina!!
Apr 18, 2011
I am very excited to be a part of the Songs of Love for Japan compilation! I'm in a great company with artists such as Tori Amos, Sara Bareilles, Ani DiFranco, Brandi Carlisle.. The 100 song album is sold only for 3 days from Apr 18-21.  http://solfj.org
Mar 24, 2011
Nick & I had an honor of meeting astronaut Buzz Aldrin!
Mar 24, 2011

We're excited to announce Marina's residency at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood every Sunday in April with her band! See Tour for details!!
Mar 20, 2011
My song "You Make Me Beautiful" appears in "Friesians", a very cool movie about horses
Mar 16 - 20, 2011
GIVE A GIFT
Buy 2 MY STAR CDs for the price of 1.
100% of proceeds go to the Red Cross
to support disaster relief efforts in Japan. Click here
(you'll get a digital download as well).
Signed, hugged and kissed copies, as always :)
Mar 3, 2011
Catch Marina's show in Moscow, Russia, on March 8th @ Hard Rock Cafe!

Mar 1, 2011

Check out photos+videos with Sir Bob Geldof & the judges from the YouBloom Awards show in London
Feb 28, 2011
Listen for Marina's songs on NBC's "Days of Our Lives" on March 1 and 9th! 


Feb 27, 2011
Thanks to everyone who came to my shows in London, San Francisco & Hollywood this month!! hugs, Marina :)

Feb 11, 2011
Hello from London!!
Last night's YouBloom Winners & Awards show was sooooooooooo much fun, thanks to everyone who came out!!
Here is my photo with Sir Bob Geldof, who presented me with the award..
Meanwhile, off to the airport, more photos later!!
big big hug to everyone,
Marina :)

Feb 10, 2011
Congratulations to Marina for being named as one of the Artists on the Verge (New Music Seminar panel recognizes these artists as the strongest among the hundreds of thousands of artists in the field!!).
Feb 4, 2011
Sheet music now available for "You Make Me Beautiful"! Click here!!

Feb 1, 2011
Many thanks to iTunes for featuring MY STAR in their "New & Noteworthy" section!!!

Jan 30, 2011
Many thanks to Brian at WomensRadio.com for featuring Marina's music this week!

Jan 21, 2011
 Many thanks to the LA Music Critic Bob Leggett & the Los Angeles Examiner for the great feature!


Jan 18, 2011
 hi hi hi guys!! Today my album MY STAR is officially released on iTunes & every digital outlet worldwide!
It's a big day for me, and I feel excited and emotional releasing MY STAR to the world. Every song holds a special place in my heart and I can't wait for you guys to hear the whole album.... Read more


Jan 12, 2011
hi guys!! Thanks to your votes in the YouBloom contest, I will be going to London in February for the YouBloom finalists showcase in front of many music industry veterans including Bob Geldof! Thank you for all of your votes, your love and support! Hugs, Marina :)

Jan 7, 2011
Many thanks to ClearChannel for featuring Marina as the Artist To Watch this month!

Jan 4, 2011
Many thanks to Women's Radio for featuring Marina's "You Make Me Beautiful"! music video!

Dec 30, 2010
Check out new photos from Marina's Portugal tour!

Dec 29, 2010
Many thanks to Bob Leggett, the L.A. Music Critic, for picking MY STAR as one of the top 10 albums of 2010!!!
Check out the article on examiner.com

Dec 20, 2010
“Christmas Is Going to Suck (Without You)” is featured on ClearChannel's iheartradio.com!
 You can even request it :) List of stations

Dec 10, 2010

Marina is now officially endorsing Sennheiser microphones & Daisy Rock guitars!

Dec 6, 2010
HOLIDAY GIFT: Download Marina's brand new song "Christmas Is Going to Suck (Without You)" here
Dec 2, 2010
Marina has been selected as an Artist to Watch on ClearChannel's iheartradio.com!
Dec 1, 2010
On Nov 25 Marina hosted a benefit concert for Elena Sadikova (in association with American Councils & FLEX alumni network) at Avant Club in Moscow, Russia. See the photos & videos here
Nov 17, 2010
Check out the video segment on Arizona Public Media (PBS)!
Filmed in August at the University of Arizona in Tucson, the special aired earlier tonight!
Nov 14, 2010
hi guys!! Please take a second to vote for "You Make Me Beautiful" in the final round of the youbloom.com contest!
Voting starts Nov 14th 4pm US Pacific time (midnight Standard Time) and will end Nov 21.
You can vote only once (one vote per person).
Your votes have gotten me this far, and with you help I can win this contest!!

HOW TO VOTE:
1. go to www.youbloom.com and register (or login if you voted in the last round)
2. select "listen and vote" on the left and then click "vote" next to my song!! That's it!
Thank you so much!!

This contest is bringing a lot of exposure to my music, and winning the contest would be INCREDIBLE!!!
Big hug, and thank you so much for all of your love and for believing in me! Marina :))

P.P.S. Happy birthday to Nick today!! :)
Oct 26, 2010
Congratulations to Marina for her 2nd Hollywood Music in Media Award!! Earlier this year, Marina's Russian song, Tonkaya Ryabina, was nominated. We just found out that the music video for "You Make Me Beautiful" has just been nominated as well! The HMMAs take place Nov 18, 2010 in Hollywood at the Kodak Theatre complex.
Oct 25, 2010
"You Make Me Beautiful" just won the youbloom.com Quarter 1 Finals!!
Thanks to every person who voted!
Aside from the great exposure for the song, the finalists also get 2,000 euros!
Oct 23, 2010
Marina's song "You Make Me Beautiful" will air on the Oct 26th episode, "VIP Treatment", of the hit drama, The Good Wife!
Oct 20, 2010
The film "Truth About Kerry" just won best original screenplay at The LA Femme Intl Film Festival! I wrote the theme song for this movie, so it's very exciting!
Oct 5, 2010
We were just notified that a group of celebrity judges on YouBloom.com picked "You Make Me Beautiful" to advance to the semi-finals!
Voting will start Oct 11 to pick top 4 (out of 8) songs. If Marina's song makes the top 4, Marina will win 2,000 euros (which will help with new recordings).

Everyone who votes on youbloom.com has a chance to win 500 euros! How cool is that? :)
Oct 4, 2010
We have a handful of birthday show posters available! Please donate $12 for shipping/tube/handling on the front page of marinav.com and we'll mail you this signed poster! Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society
Oct 3, 2010
Note from Marina: Many thanks to everyone who came to my birthday show/Benefit for the American Cancer Society at the Hotel Cafe!! I can't believe that we had people from as far as Seattle, Las Vegas, Tucson, Bakersfield and Santa Barbara!!!
I'd like to thank my amazing friends who helped make the evening so exciting by donating prizes:
- KC & Sheila at Vinoteque on Melrose for the yummiest cupcakes for everyone!
- Syrna at Schmerty's Cookies (Santa Monica) for the amazing cookies!
- Joe P. for donating a 3 night stay at a beautiful cabin at Lake Tahoe!
- Giovanna Avila for providing 2 amazing prizes (haircut and color, and straightening service + products)
- Jim MacQuarrie for the archery lesson
- Manda Mosher & Lovers & Poets for donating their albums as gifts!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! Hugs, Marina :)
Sep 30, 2010
Press Release: Russian-American singer Marina V Celebrates Her Birthday By Hosting A Benefit Concert For American Cancer Society! For more, click here
Sep 26, 2010
Marina was invited to perform at Ready to Rise, a gala humanitarian and fashion event/fundraiser for Serbian refugees at Carnegie Institution in Washington DC. Svetlana Horvat, a celebrated European designer, made a special dress as a gift to Marina for her participation at this event.
Sep 22, 2010
Photo: Marina and Mark Salling (Glee) at the BlackBerry party in Hollywood
Sep 21, 2010
"You Make Me Beautiful" won the YouBloom.com Semi-Finals, thanks to all of your votes!!
Sep 20, 2010
Please take a sec to vote for "You Make Me Beautiful" on www.YouBloom.com!
Sep 19, 2010
Marina was a guest performer at The 8th annual Dr. Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots Day of Peace festival in Santa Monica. She was interviewed by KCET & Bree Walker! Photos
Sep 18, 2010
Many thanks to the awesome folks at the Guitar Center for providing a YAMAHA keyboard and other gear for Marina's Sept East Coast tour!!
Sep 15, 2010
Marina recently lent her (speaking) voice to Animal Soup, a very cute iPhone/iPad app for children!
Aug 17, 2010
Marina V & Josh Groban photo
Aug 9, 2010
Catch Marina's performance at one of the hottest Hollywood clubs! Marina is performing as a special guest of John Jones, Grammy-winning producer, at his renowned Song Salon @ Life on Wilshire. Make sure to get there early as the show is expected to sell out.
Aug 7, 2010
A few photos from an exclusive Hollywood party, organized by Blackberry for celebrity Blackberry users.
Aug 1, 2010
Many thanks to LA Live Music Examiner, Collected Sounds and the Press-Enterprise for recent features on Marina!
June 30, 2010
Many thanks to Neal & reverbnation for the wonderful write-up!
http://blog.reverbnation.com/2010/06/30/success-story-marina-v/
June 25, 2010
I'm in Huffington Post today! Many thanks to the awesome Mike McCready and to every one of you who has voted for me on song.cat a few months ago and brought my music to Mike's attention!! big hugs, Marina :)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-mccready/an-emerging-musician-you_b_625214.html
June 6, 2010
Thanks to 97.5FM KRUZ in Santa Barbara for hosting Marina on their "What's New" show with George Pendergast of Dishwalla!!
Photos
May 25, 2010
Note from Marina: Thanks to your votes, I made it into the Top 20 (out of 650+) artists competing to perform in Lilith Fair in California!!
This is really an incredible accomplishment, all thanks to you guys!!!
It is now up to the amazing artist herself (Sarah McLachlan) and her team to pick 3 artists for the 3 California dates. We will find out soon! :)
May 13, 2010
Check out News interview with Marina about her new album!
nbclosangeles.com/news/local-beat/MusicRaw_Marina_V__Los_Angeles.html
May 10, 2010
Many thanks to Radio Sophie 103.7FM in San Diego for playing "You Make Me Beautiful"!
May 1, 2010
Vote for Marina to perform on Lilith Fair! Details here
April 26, 2010

Marina's "You Make Me Beautiful" music video is showing on the in Los Angeles all day today!

April 22, 2010

Huge thanks to YAHOO! for featuring Marina's "You Make Me Beautiful" music video today on http://new.music.yahoo.com/videos/ and !!!

April 12, 2010

One of my songs is airing Apr 12 on the soap opera "Days of Our Lives" in U.S.!!

April 1, 2010

Wow!!! "You Make Me Beautiful" just won THE GRAND PRIZE of $5,000 out of several thousand songs on ourstage.com
Thank you very much to everyone who voted!!! This is a really big win!!

March 30, 2010

Lots of great news in the Marina V world!!!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Album Release show in the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles on March 29th!
And thanks to everyone who has purchased MY STAR so far!!!!!!!

Marina is a featured artist on TC Electronics Website!!
Marina uses the Harmony-M pedal at her performances.

Many thanks to Mi2n.com, www,buzzbands.la and LA Weekly for featuring Marina this week!

Also, this week, Marina is one of the 10 Featured Artists on Reverbnation.com (+ a few hundred thousand Facebook Apps!!)

Mar 3, 2010
NEW POSTERS (signed, hugged and kissed!) are now available herel !! :)
Feb 25, 2010
Catch Marina's interview and performance on Sirius XM Radio!! She's being interviewed by the famous Senator (and ex-basketball player!) Bill Bradley (he co-sponsored the bill that brought Marina to the US as a high school exchange student). The show airs throughout the morning Sunday on the Sirius XM Stars channel (Sirius 102 and XM 155). Full listing of the times at sirius.com/siriusxmstars.
Feb 20, 2010
Hello from Portugal!! it's SOOOOOOOOO beautiful here!! I promise photos! hugs,marina :)
Feb 12, 2010
thanks to everyone who voted, "you make me beautiful" is on the Wall of Fame at www.song.cat !!! You guys are awesome!!! And.. we might get featured on the Huffington Post!!!
Feb 2, 2010
one of my songs is airing Feb 2 on the famous soap opera "Days of Our Lives" in U.S.!!
Jan 12, 2010
many thanks to Natalie H and fifty100.com for the awesome article!
Dec 18, 2009
 "you make me beautiful" is being featured on Windows Media Guide again!!
Dec 14, 2009
thanks to all of your wonderful votes, "you make me beautiful" won the Playlist 7/Windows/Reverbnation contest and is currently being featured on reverbnation! Thank you!
Dec 3, 2009
one of my songs is airing today on the famous soap opera "Days of Our Lives" in U.S.! (and Dec 2 in Canada!!) Woo-hoo!
Dec 2, 2009
"pesnya o tebe" is in the action movie "direct contact", which is currently airing on Showtime and TMC in the USA! yay!!!
Nov 10, 2009
"You Make Me Beautiful" from my upcoming album has just won "song of the month" on ourstage.com!! It's also currently being featured on Windows Media Guide (http://www.windowsmedia.com/MediaGuide/US/Music/FreeMusicDownloads) as a free download AND it's nominated for Hollywood Music Awards!!!! wowie wow wow!! :)
Oct 22, 2009
Online Concert "Thursday Songs with Marina" Episodes 1&2 are now on www.youtube.com/marinavdotcom
Oct 15, 2009
wow, our first Thursday Songs with Marina was so much fun!! yay!! You can watch the first episode on youtube. Tune in for next live show on Thurs, Oct 22 at 8pm USPT!!!
Oct 3 2009
last year I co-wrote the theme song for FALLEN IDOL: THE YURI GAGARIN CONSPIRACY, a great documentary! It has just been reviewed by a top L.A. Times film critic (see below). From the L.A. Times movie critic:
Was he really the first in space? - "Fallen Idol: The Yuri Gagarin Conspiracy" takes itself very seriously, which sometimes makes this documentary feel as propaganda-driven as the former Soviet spin machine it decrie. Still, the film, directed with a heavy hand by Denny Hooten and Sam Oldham, presents a persuasive enough case that Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gargarin was not -- as history has written -- the first man in outer space but a victim of what a political analyst here calls "probably one of the biggest cover-ups and conspiracies in history." Gagarin became a Soviet national hero after orbiting the Earth in April 1961. But what the Kremlin (along with, the movie contends, the KGB, the U.S. Air Force and the CIA) allegedly suppressed was that five days earlier, another Soviet cosmonaut was launched into space only to crash-land and suffer severe injuries. Failure was not an option -- at least publicly -- for the secretive Soviets, so Gagarin was thrust into the limelight instead. However, by 1968, the troubled Gagarin apparently had become a political liability and, the filmmakers posit, was killed in a KGB-engineered plane crash. True or not, it's one of the movie's many intriguing "what ifs."
-- Gary Goldstein
"Fallen Idol: The Yuri Gagarin Conspiracy." MPAA rating: Unrated. Running time: 1 hour, 30 minutes. At Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex, Santa Monica.
Sep 4, 2009
my music video for "In My Head" is in rotation on the LA Metro on TransitTV!!
Jul 30, 2009
West Coast tour was so much fun, looking forward to my East Coast dates!!!

Also, I am in the Washington Post today! washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/29/AR2009072901539.html
June 17, 2009
hi guys :) We've been hard at work in the studio last couple of weeks with the amazing producer Guy Erez (he's worked with Gypsy Kings, Ryan Cabrera, and many other great artists!) We'll be finishing the EP soon and I really really need your help to keep going!!! THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION!!!! :) You can help me TREMENDOUSLY by sponsoring the record!!!! Patron of the Arts levels start at only $25. Click here now: marinav.com/sponsor.php and read my funny (I hope they're funny!) FAQs, look at our fundraising thermometer and really cool gifts I have prepared for you!!!! And please be my PATRON OF THE ARTS and help by sponsoring my new record!!!!!And... WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS my new EP will see the light of day!!!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of the support!!! a big hug,
Marina :)
June 9, 2009
Marina is featured on channelone.com/music/ !!! Channel One News is the leading television news network for teens nationwide. Their mission is to inform, educate and inspire by making news relevant and engaging for young people and sparking discussion around the important issues impacting youth today!!!
May 27 2009
hi guys :) I'm back from months of touring (no swine flu so far, whew!!)!! Last week I was in my beautiful hometown, Moscow, where I got to perform on American soil (US Embassy!!!) and hang out with my schoolfriends!! I missed my imaginary cat, so it's good to be back home now .. oh wait, I'm driving to Vegas tomorrow... but after that, I'm really at home for a whole month!! Magical place called Hollywood where you can meet Ron Jeremy at any given moment! :) haha.. anyway. I'm recording in the studio right now, so exciting!!! (more at MarinaVKomrades.com )... And... I have a brand new DVD!! not only that.. I created a COMMERCIAL for it!! with singing and all... YOU GOTTA SEE IT!!
WATCH THE COMMERCIAL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=845Tum0ihsE

BUY THE DVD: www.MarinaV.com/buy.php!!!
DVD includes footage of my adventures in Moscow, Australia, tour with Howard Jones, and much, much, much more!!!

hope you likie the crazy DVD!!! big big hugs, Marina :)))
May 2009
new photos in the photo section!!
Brand new tote bags in the shop section!!!

2 new songs posted!!!
at www.myspace.com/marinav
"You Make Me Beautiful" produced by Guy Erez (Jennifer Love-Hewitt, Gipsy Kings, Ryan Cabrera, CBS Records, etc)
"Be Your Soldier"co-written & produced by Emmy winner Michele Vice-Maslin!!!
May 20, 2009
I just came back from Moscow where I performed at the world-famous Hard Rock Cafe on Arbat Street and even pulled the winning entry for the "Hard Rock Calling" contest!!! It was so much fun! Then I also performed at the US Embassy!

"You Make Me Beautiful" made it to the TOP TEN of the GINA Singer/Songwriter Contest!!!!! I was in Russia and wasn't able to participate to compete in the live performance competition. 411gina.org
April 8, 2009
my song "You Make Me Beautiful" won the big AirplayDirect.com contest "Designs by Winifred: Be Inspired"!!!! It's so exciting!!! I won a few cool things, including beautiful earrings (worth over $900) designed by Winifred! designsbywinifred.com
March 10, 2009
www.youtube.com/marinavdotcom we posted Marina's appearance on Good Morning! Arizona (the number one independent morning show in the NATION! Previous guests included Black Eyed Peas, the Jonas Brothers etc).
March 6, 2009
Fun news: watch for my quick appearance tonight on the new FOX TV show Dollhouse!!! (I'm playing grand piano in a hotel bar scene!). You can check out the episode (Gray Hour) fox.com/dollhouse/ around 7 mins 30 secs into the episode:)
March 1, 2009
My song Sunshine Guaranteed is in Tap Tap Revenge 2, the next-gen edition of the #1 free iPhone game!! Other artists include Death Cab for Cutie, Crystal Method, and many more!!
Rock out to a ton of hit music, and enter to win cool prizes every week. It's all free to download and play --all you need is an iPhone or iPod Touch.
Download Tap Tap Revenge 2 http://l.tapulous.com/?l=e0f982b4
More on Tapulous blog http://www.tapulous.com/blog
Feb 25, 2009
I'm booking my spring/summer tours. Don't miss out on the fun by hosting a house concert!!!!! Fun times guaranteed and it's super easy to do!!:) !!!! Please email me ASAP to make sure we can work out the schedule and together we'll organize a great evening!!! Read here first marinav.com/houseconcert.php and then email me!!!
Big hugs,
Marina :)
P.S. I finished listening to the audiobook "The Art of Happiness" by Dalai Lama. Very, very inspiring!! I highly recommend!!
P.P.S. So cool that Heath Ledger won an Oscar for his incredible Joker role!!!
P.P.P.S. Many thanks to my awesome street team, especially Milla & Todd for working so hard recently!! You can join our street team at MarinaVKomrades.com
Feb 17, 2009
congrats to Christopher for winning the Marina V Acid Planet Remix Contest! To hear the winning entry and the 5 runner ups: acidplanet.com/contests/Marinav
Feb 2, 2009
Marina is featured on Real Magic TV this month! realmagictv.com/upandcomers/
Jan 20, 2009
Today I'm in Washington, DC, witnessing history!! it's 25F and I got only 3 hrs of sleep (our plane was really delayed), but I don't care!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's amazing to be a part of this historic event!!!!
Jan 6, 2009
happy new year!! Moscow was absolutely amazing - beautiful and snowy! And many thanks to Larry Wines & FolkWorks magazine for naming me one of the top performers of 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.folkworks.org/content/view/35788/166
Dec 2, 2008
Marina's interview in Russian http://www.denisbessonov.ru/marinavi.htm
Dec 1, 2008
new tote bags on sale now!!
Nov 17, 2008
Check out new PHOTOS from Marina's 2008 summer tour with Howard Jones, as well as photos from the show with Animotion and show in Moscow, Russia!!
Nov 17, 2008
Marina has just been invited to perform at the Russian Cultural House (at the Russian Embassy) in Washington, DC, in December and January! The mission of the Russian Cultural House is to improve Russian-American relations. Marina is very honored to be a guest performer there! It's technically Russian soil, so you can drink alcohol if you're under 21 :)
Nov 8, 2008
My "Hope" video is nominated by the Hollywood Music Awards!
Oct 15, 2008
AcidPlanet is hosting a remix contest for one of my songs - if you're feeling creative, check it out!
Oct 14, 2008
mp3 of live at Hotel Cafe version of "Babushka" is now available exclusively at www.amiestreet.com/marinav
Aug 20, 2008
I had so much fun on my mini-tour with Howard Jones!!!!!!! He is an amazing performer & songwriter, and a wonderful human being.
Pic below is from Sellersville Theatre in Pennsylvania Jul 10 2008.
L-R: Laura Clapp, Nick Baker, Marina, Robbie Bronnimann, Howard Jones
Aug 4, 08
Check out my success story on www.ucmg.net For last couple of years I've been going to Universal City Medical Group, and specifically, to Dr Mike, who saved me from horrible wrist/arm pain!
July 30, 08
I recently stopped by Colfax Elementary in Los Angeles, CA, to sing a couple of songs for kids - it was so much fun! The kids showed me their little farm where they have a pig, chickens, sheep, and other fun animals!! I hope the kids had as great a time as I did!
July 25, 08
Last month in my newsletter I mentioned that I had lost my favorite necklace which I bought in Paris for only 10 euros - but it was very cute & I wore it every day. The next day I got an email from a very sweet person who offered to make me a new, custom-made necklace - with my signature flower on it!! I got it in the mail last week, and it's absolutely wonderful. I simply can't believe how nice it was of Tim (the owner of this fine-crafted jewelry company) to do this. I'm just blown away!! Check out Tim's beautiful work at www.pennyroyalsilver.com
July 24, 08
Marina has just returned from her shows in Russia and from her tour with the British popstar Howard Jones!!!!
June '08
Marina's videoblog from Paris is now on youtube!
May 5, 2008
Watch Marina's new video for "Hope" on youtube.com/marinavdotcom !!!
May 2008
KGRL FEATURE! Lovely folks at KGRL.fm are featuring me in May! Nick, Cole & I performed a special exclusive set just for KGRL, and there is a video interview & other great stuff!!! Thanks, KGRL! http://www.kgrl.fm/fpa/marinav.php
Apr 7, 2008
Today I attended the screening of "FALLEN IDOL: THE YURI GAGARIN CONSPIRACY" in Hollywood. I co-wrote the theme song (Gagarin March) with composer David Raiklen. I also helped conduct the choir during the recording of the march and I also sang some ethereal vocals for another song in the film.I am very excited to be a part of this project! Check out the picture below: br> L-R: David Raiklen,composer; Mathew Edwardsen, tenor; Dr. Elliott Haimoff, the producer of the film, Marina V, singer/songwriter; Elliott Gould, actor & the narrator of the documentary.
Mar 25, 2008
check out studio photos from "Modern Fairytale" recording sessions in the Pic/Video section. Marina's new friend
Mar 11, 2008
go to www.youtube.com/marinavdotcom to see Marina's latest videoblog - THE INFOMERCIAL! :)
January 17, 2008
This week is a big week for me. I just played at the amazing Kodak Theatre on Tues (scroll down for pics) and.... my new album, Modern Fairytale, is officially released!!! I'm so incredibly excited!!! I am very, very proud of this CD, and I want the world to hear it!!! You can go to iTunes and buy it today. Only $7.99 on iTunes US (international prices - I don't know, since I can't access iTunes UK etc.. let me know when you check it out, ok?).
It would be really great if you could leave a nice review of "Modern Fairytale" on iTunes.
Thank you SO MUCH!!! You can help inspire new fans!!!!
Modern Fairytale
Marina V

iTunes

Release Date: Jan 15, 2008
Genre: Pop
℗ 2008 Audio Bee

If you don't have iTunes, then....
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"Modern Fairytale" is also available on amazon.com (digitally) and in traditional CD format and everywhere else!

On Tuesday, the band and I are played at the beautiful Kodak Theatre (where is my Oscar? :)) !!! Thanks to the wonderful photographer Matt Dinan for the photos below! more photos under "pics & video"
Dec 14 2007
Watch Marina's Video Blog#4!!!
Clips from CD release concert in Hollywood + Marina sings Beatles/John Lennon songs + baby bear dancing + original CD cover idea + signing & mailing CDs.
December 3, 2007
"Make This Minute Last" is included in Longtown Sound 251 -WLSO.FM. wlso.fm/wordpress/archives/895

Watch Marina's Modern Fairytale Video Blog#3 (Nov 29 '07) at myspace.com/MarinaV !!!
Marina's Jamaica videos + "Sunshine Guaranteed" revealed + Marina & the band go crazy in the rehearsal studio with Sweaty Times (you gotta see this - watch till the very end!)
November 7, 2007
Let's see. Lots of new things going on!!!

I recently joined SESAC, a performing rights organization with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London. Very exciting! www.sesac.com

3 of my songs have been licensed to Facebook Diaries, the Actual Reality TV/Comcast/Facebook.com project!

3 of my songs have been licensed to a very cool independent film by Ron Garrett, portraying the life of a few homeless people in Santa Monica. "There But For The Grace of God" is a really moving documentary. Will let you know more info soon!

I co-wrote the theme song (a march) with David Raiklen for the upcoming documentary about Yuri Gagarin (the first man in space), which will hit the theatres in the spring. It's narrated by the wonderful actor, Elliott Gould and directed by Dr. Elliott Haimoff.

I just found out that I will be performing at the NACA Nationals showcase in St Louis in February 2008. It's a big honor to be chosen to perform at NACA Nationals, as hundreds upon hundreds of artists submit each year and only a few get chosen. Many thanks to my college booking agency, Degy Entertainment.
September 19, 2007
HELP SPONSOR MY NEW ALBUM!!!!!
Click on the link for more info. Thank you so much!! Hugs, Marina :
http://www.marinav.com/sponsor.php
Sept 10, 2007
thanks to all who came to our Hollywood fundraiser at the Hotel Cafe. A portion of the proceeds went to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. My friend Beverly (the very same one with whom I'm designing the beautiful armbands) is running a marathon with a mission to raise money to help stop leukemia, lymphoma and, Hodgkin's lymphoma from taking more lives. Check out Beverly's page and feel free to donate! http://www.active.com/donate/tntgla/tntglabbenton
August 29, 2007
SEND YOUR VIDEO TO BE IN Marina's MUSIC VIDEO!!
hi guys! Marina here. We are making a music video for "Hope"
(listen at myspace.com/marinav).
I'd love to have my friends from around the world be in it!!!

This song is about togetherness and wanting to live in peace in spite of our many perceived differences (race, ethnicity, language, culture, religion, etc). Deep down we're all human and we all want the same things: love, peace and happiness for ourselves and for our family and friends.

Send us a video or photo of people hugging, holding hands, expressing love, or showing a peace sign (like John Lennon here). If you have a beautiful natural or architectural landmark where you live - please use it as background!!!

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:
For video: 5-10 seconds, the best quality/resolution you can make it (no cell phone videos, sorry). You can use www.yousendit.com to send large files.
For photos: high resolution, as big of an image as possible.

Email/mail your content to me by Sept 12 to
Marina V video, PO Box 250775, Glendale, CA 91225 USA or marina [at] marinav.com

This video will be a "labor of love" video, so nobody will get paid if your content is used. By sending your content to me, you agree to allow us to use your content and image in the video without any compensation or any obligation to use your content. But you will get a big thanks from me:)

"Hope" (Music & lyrics by Marina Verenikina & Nick Baker)
You and I come from different worlds
But living under one big sky
We're not so different, you and I

Don't you think it's quite absurd
That we keep fighting over nothing
Always pushing, always shoving

But you see
Together we'll be
Stronger than you
Stronger, stronger than me
Cause we'll always be
The hope we're losing
The hope we'll always need
The hope for you and me

And you know, it's not too late
Life is only what we make it
Sometimes fate can use some help

And you will see
Together we'll be
Stronger than you
Stronger, stronger than me
Cause we'll always be
The hope we're losing
The hope we'll always need
The hope for you and me

You and I come from different worlds
But living under one big sky
We're not so different, you and I
 
June 30, 2007
Marina attended the June 27 secret Paul McCartney show in Hollywood and was interviewed for the official McCartney segment!

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