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posted: 8/21/2014 4:49 PM

Lakeside Legacy resident artist releases debut album

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Roger Reupert

Crystal Lake, IL -- The Lakeside Legacy Arts Park is proud to be the home of the Listening Room, a concert venue that has held more than 100 concerts since its opening two years ago. This intimate concert venue is a great local place for live music and quality entertainment. The Listening Room is a unique and versatile space not only because it is the host to a wide range of music and art genres, but also offers the opportunity to record music for aspiring musicians.

Longtime Lakeside Legacy Arts Park resident artist Lori Gray Muligano has released her debut album, "No More Waiting For Me," at the end of 2013, and it has since been nominated for "Adult Contemporary Album of the Year" in the IMEA 2014 Awards. Lori's song "Kylee," which gained her a featured artist spot on ReverbNation's homepage in May 2014, has also been nominated for "Adult Contemporary Song of the Year" by IMEA and is in the final 4. The International Music and Entertainment Association announced the official nominees for the second annual IMEA Awards on Aug. 4. Readers are encouraged to cast their votes online.

Voting is now open at Online voting will end on Aug. 27 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

The second annual IMEA Awards will be held on Oct. 4 at the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland, Ky. Lori and her husband George plan on attending the awards ceremony where the IMEA Award winners will be announced.

Four of the songs were recorded in the Listening Room by the co-producer of the album, Roger Adler, who is also a longtime resident partner musician of the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park. Adler is a four-time Emmy nominated performer, producer, and composer. He has played in more than 1,000 national TV spots and has worked as the musical director of TV series that have featured famous actors, such as Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, and Robin Williams. He is also known for providing music for large, corporate events in the country's biggest cities.

Since Lori launched her page in March, she continues to stay ranked in the top 10 on ReverbNation as her song plays and fans have already exceeded her expectations. Her Facebook fans number in the thousands. Excited about the recent IMEA nominations, Lori is humbled and grateful for the attention her music is receiving on an international level. Lori's CD is available on iTunes and through Lori's website: under the "Songs" tab!

If you are interested in learning more about the Listening Room as a music venue or as a recording space, contact Roger Reupert, the House Manager of the Listening Room, for more information. The Lakeside Legacy Foundation is located at 401 Country Club Road in Crystal Lake. For information on the foundation's mission or upcoming coverts and events, visit