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Events, News, and Touring
• News Highlight •
New album by Mara Katria featuring MODERN ENGLISH (coming late 2020)!
Modern M will be an original EP by Mara Katria featuring the artist J. Jeff Ungar and her friends and heroes — the post punk / new wave legends: Modern English! The album is slated for release during late 2020!
• 2020 •
► May 2020 – – – “Midnight Mind” is slated to be spotlighted on Brodian’s Basement — a one hour television program featuring independent short films, music videos, and interviews with public figures recognized for their contributions to art and history. The show is conducted by musician and performer Stewart Brodian who has also been a program host for 88.1FM WDIY, an NPR station, since its inception in 1995. Brodian’s Basement can be seen on networks throughout Pennsylvania (Phillycam!), Virginia (Fairfax Public Access), Oregon (Portland Metro East), England (Cambridge Latest-TV), and New York (Manhattan Neighborhood Network).
► April 5, 2020 – – – The brand-new Lyrics Video for “Midnight Mind” by Mara Katria, featuring J. Jeff Ungar, is available to watch on KNOB-TV, a Roku and Amazon channel! KNOB-TV emphasizes global understanding and inspiration via music videos, documentaries, interviews, literature, and more to create a “360-degree view of the world.”
► March 28, 2020 • 9-10pm EST – – – In honor of Women’s History Month, Mara Katria’s debut single “Midnight Mind” is featured on ALT 92.1 FM’s ALT Natives with Johnny Popko along with several talented “Women Who Rock” in the NEPA region! “Midnight Mind” features J. Jeff Ungar with e-mastering at Real World Studios. Listen via 92.1 FM, www.alt921.com, or the ALT 92.1 mobile app. An archive of the show can be found HERE.
► March 28, 2020 • 11am + 7pm EST – – – Premiere watch parties on YouTube at 11am and Facebook at 7pm for the brand new Lyrics Video for “Midnight Mind” by Mara Katria featuring J. Jeff Ungar. The Official Music Video is still coming later this season, but with all that’s happening this spring in 2020, Ms. Katria wanted to shoot and edit something sooner in hope of providing solace during the current COVID-19 climate.
► February 29, 2020 • 9-10pm EST – – – “Midnight Mind” airs on ALT 92.1 FM’s ALT Natives with Johnny Popko! “Midnight Mind” is the debut single from Ms. Katria and features J. Jeff Ungar with e-mastering at Real World Studios. Listen via 92.1 FM, www.alt921.com, or the ALT 92.1 mobile app. An archive of the show can be found HERE.
► February 28, 2020 – – – Courtesy of Music For Time Travelers, collectible editions of “Midnight Mind” are now available for purchase. The Deluxe Edition for example includes the CD single plus a hi-def Blu-ray with the unreleased (as of this writing) music video — all packaged with enhanced content and bonus art signed by Mara Katria and J. Jeff Ungar. This 2-disc set as well as CD wallets, digipaks, and art portfolios can be found HERE.
► February 20, 2020 • 2:15pm EST – – – Check out The Blend hosted by Stewart Brodian live on 88.1 FM – WDIY Lehigh Valley! “Midnight Mind” — the new single from Mara Katria featuring J. Jeff Ungar — is scheduled to air at 2:15pm. Pennsylvania residents can tune in to 88.1 FM, and people anywhere can listen online at www.wdiy.org. For a copy of the playlist, click HERE.
► February 20, 2020 • 7pm EST – – – “Midnight Mind” is RELEASED. The debut single from Mara Katria featuring J. Jeff Ungar is now available to stream or download via all of the popular music hubs like iTunes, Amazon,, Google Play, and Spotify.
► February 20, 2020 • 10:30am EST – – – 2/20/2020 is the single release day for “Midnight Mind” — Mara Katria’s debut original track featuring J. Jeff Ungar! The celebration begins with an exclusive radio airing of the song on Channel 98.9 FM – Corry’s Radio Alternative. This preceded by an interview with Mara by General Manager Brian Silvis. Listeners in Northwestern PA can turn their FM dials to 98.9, and folks everywhere can tune in online at www.channel989.org! An archive of the interview and debut of “Midnight Mind” can be found HERE.
► January 11, 2020 • 8pm EST – – – Mara Katria joins Chris Di Cesare, The Ghostboy of Geneseo, on The Paranormal View hosted by Henry Foister, Barbara Duncan, Geoffrey Gould, and Kat Klockow on the Para-X Radio Network. The subjects for the evening are: the C2D1 Haunting which was recreated in the feature film Please Talk with Me; as well as future projects like Mr. Di Cesare’s next episode on the Travel Channel “Run Ghost Boy, Run” and Ms. Katria’s music developments regarding “Midnight Mind” and Modern M. Listen to the recording HERE.
• 2019 •
► November 19, 2019 • 2pm EST – – – “Midnight Mind” is awarded Best Music Video at the Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival!
► November 10, 2019 • 2pm EST – – – “Midnight Mind” screens at the Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival. Many wonderful films, workshops, and events all weekend! The entire festival runs November 7-10th. Get tickets HERE. (Brooklyn, NY)
► October 25th, 2019 • 5:30pm EST – – – Mara Katria introduces Chris Di Cesare and J. Jeff Ungar during An Erie Halloween Special for the SUNY Geneseo students at Erie Hall dormitory (where the C2D1 Haunting took place in 1985). The evening focuses on those paranormal events — as also seen in Katria’s award winning film Please Talk with Me (CITA Productions). (Hosted by resident assistants Jorge and Sabrina)
► October 14th, 2019 – – – “Midnight Mind” — written, directed, edited by Mara Katria and featuring J. Jeff Ungar — wins Best Music Video award at Imaginarium Independent Film Festival.
► October 12th, 2019 • 11:30am EST – – – “Midnight Mind” screens at the Imaginarium Convention and Film Festival. Many excellent films, panels, and parties all weekend! The entire festival runs October 10-13th. Get tickets HERE. (Louisville, KY)
► October 12th, 2019 • 7pm EST – – – Mara Katria gives a special one-song performance on the historic stage of the Strand Theater in Lakewood, NJ in preparation for the release of her debut original single song “Midnight Mind” coming this autumn. This paving the way for the original EP she is writing and performing, featuring artist and author J. Jeff Ungar and the legendary post punk band *MODERN ENGLISH*! Quoting Mara Katria: “We are thrilled to announce that our great friend and beyond-phenomenal speaker Chris Di Cesare has asked J. Jeff Ungar and I to be his special guests for an amazing event: Night at the Strand Theater with Chris Di Cesare — hosted by the excellent New Jersey Paranormal Investigations! I am excited to say that J. Jeff, author of the “C2D1 Journal Notes,” will be featured in Mr. Di Cesare’s presentation. Following the invaluable talk, I will have the pleasure of singing in the haunting (and haunted) Strand Theater!!!” Event Link.
► September 30th, 2019 • 7-9pm EST – – – Mara Katria has a radio interview on Kindness Beyond the Veil on WCET.FM and Late Night in the Midlands, hosted by Chip Reichenthal. Listen to the recording HERE.
► September 22nd, 2019 • 7-10pm EST – – – Mara Katria and J. Jeff Ungar attend “Midnight Mind” screening, award ceremony, and Q&A at the Sound and Vision International Film and Technology Festival. Get tickets HERE. (National Opera Center, NYC)
► September 14th, 2019 • 4pm EST – – – (as featured in Please Talk with Me, Modern M, and “Midnight Mind”) gives a lecture about the C2D1 Haunting with Chris Di Cesare (The Ghostboy of Geneseo) – at Otherworldly Paracon, hosted by On Angels Wings. (White Hill Mansion, NJ)
► September 12, 2019 – – – “Midnight Mind” wins Silver S.A.V.V.Y. award for Best Music Video at Sound and Vision International Film and Technology Festival! (Coming September – NYC)
► September 3rd, 2019 – – – “Midnight Mind” is awarded Official Selection status by the Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival – #ITWIFF. (Coming November – Brooklyn, NY)
► July 22nd, 2019 – – – “Midnight Mind” is awarded Official Selection status by the Imaginarium Convention and Film Festival. (Coming October – Louisville, KY)