Vocalist Shakti Thara of New York City recently released her debut album, Feminenergy. She has been touring Europe promoting her album, interviewing, and making appearances at music-industry events. Visit www.shaktionline.com.
Musical director Mehmet Ali Sanlikol of Boston released the double CD A Story of the City: Constantinople, Istanbul. The album has been placed on the Grammy ballot and features Engin Günaydin '08, Cem Mutlu '94, Ekin Cengizkan '11, Bertram Lehman '95, Jorge Perez-Albela '97,Sam Dechenne '07, Noam Sender '91, and Cagri Erdem '11.
Sean-David McGoran of Fort Smith, AR, completed a master of divinity degree studies at Liberty University. McGoran is in the process of writing a book on meditation for musicians. Visit www.thetunedinmusician.com.
Sander Wolf of Plano, TX, founded and organized the DallasChocolate.org Chocolate Conference 2011. The event drew nationally recognized chocolatiers and chocolate makers for an educational conference celebrating the world's favorite candy.
Guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak of Wayne, NJ, recently wrapped up the Metal Week Summer Camp at the School of Rock in Chatham, NJ. Chlasciak is also working on a solo album entitled The Metalworker and writes the monthly "Metal for Life" column for Guitar World magazine. Visitwww.metalmike.net.