Updated as of: 07/24/2009 10:43:59 AM


LITIGATION

IMMIGRATION

July  1, 2009 - A&A has been retained to defend the removal of a foreign national charged with inadmissibility under INA 212.  Seeking to adjust status via marriage to a US Citizen, A&A's client faces the uphill battle of seeking a discretionary waiver under 212(h). 

CIVIL 

July  1, 2009 -  A&A's plaintiff representation of an injured mother and her daughter against at a Maryland Four Season Resort has resulted in a law suit in Garrett County, Maryland. Stepping in to defend the  Resort  is  Steptoe Johnson, PLLC. A&A's case against the Resort will be the first of its kind. Based upon negligence in operating a ski-lift, A&A faces the challenge of bringing suit in a State, when compared to other ski-rich states,  maintains a legislative vacuum regarding the operation of such machinery (i.e. ski-lifts. ).  Moreover, Maryland saddles a stiff and unforgiving "assumption of the risk" duty upon all its plaintiffs. With such prevailing case law, can it be argued that A&A's client reasonably assumed the risk of the ski-lift ride?

July 1, 2009 -  A&A marshalls on with discovery and depositions,  in the case involving a multi-count malicious abuse of process case. 

CRIMINAL

July 16, 2009 - A&A's criminal defense of its client resulted in a favorable disposition of all Counts (at trial) in Maryland's District Court. Facing a mix bag of both felonies and misdemeanors, A&A 's client faced a total of 49 counts. Needing only a two day trial, A&A successfully disposed of all 49 Counts.  

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ENTERTAINMENT

July 1, 2009 - A&A welcomes two German DJ/Producers to its roster of globe trotting trance, progressive, house heavyweights. 

Hailing from Munchen, Germany, Jerome Isma-Ae is an exciting look at the newest crop of 21'st Century DJ Producers rising up rising up in the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) scene. In direct recognition of Jerome's stellar production, as well as,  live performance skills, world No. 1 DJ Armin van Buuren, invited Jerome to be the opening act for his famed Tuesday Amnesia party on the Spanish Isle of Ibiza. Set for August 18, 2009, this set is a must attend on the Isle of Ibiza.

Also hailing from Germany, Alex M.O.R.P.H. is a relative new comer to the EDM scene. However, his credibility and talent can hardly be denied. Already spinning parties in Ibiza, Spain along side the like of Armin van Buuren, Alex has quite an brilliant future upcoming here in the States. Best of luck!

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April 1, 2009 - The 24th Annual INTERNATIONAL DANCE MUSIC AWARDS, held in beautiful South Beach Miami, was no strange place for A&A client, Armin Van Buurn.  Armin's domination of this years categories include (winner in bold):

Best Progressive House/Trance Track:
"I Remember" - Deadmau5 & Kaskade - Ultra 
"Open Your Heart" - Dirty South & Axwell feat. Rudy - Axtone
"The Longest Road" - Morgan Page feat. Lissie - Nettwerk 
"Imagination (Tiesto Remix)" - Jes - Magik Muzik/Ultra 
"Deep At Night" - Ercola feat. Heikki L - Nervous 
"In And Out Of Love" - Armin van Buuren - Armada

Best European DJ:
ATB
Tiesto
Paul van Dyk
Armin van Buuren
Above & Beyond
David Guetta
Axwell
Ferry Corsten

Best Radio Mix Show DJ:
Matt Darey - Nocturnal
Armin van Buuren - A State Of Trance
Joe Bermudez - Air BPM
Pete Tong - Essential Selection
Above & Beyond - Trance Around The World
Paul van Dyk - Vonyc Sessions

Best Music Video:
"Just Dance" - Lady Gaga - Interscope
"The One" - Sharam feat. Daniel Bedingfield - Ultra 
"Delirious" - David Guetta feat. Tara McDonald - Ultra 
"Womanizer" - Britney Spears - Jive
"Pjanoo" - Eric Prydz - Pryda/Ultra 
"In And Out Of Love" - Armin van Buuren - Armada

Best Global Record Label:
Armada
Anjunabeats
Blackhole Records
Defected Records
Ministry of Sound
Toolroom Records
Ultra Records
Vandit Records

With five victories in five nominated categories, this year's IDMA 2009 was quite a sweep for Armin. A&A extends its warmest Congratulations, and offers, best wishes for more success in 2009!

March 1, 2009 - A&A welcomes the latest Dutch phenomenon, Joris Voorn, to its ever growing roster of international dj/producers and vocalists. Mr. Voorn is presently on tour to promote his fourth artist album, BALANCE 014. With A&A's legal assistance, Mr. Voorn expects to arrive shortly in the US to begin the American leg of his world tour. 

What separates Mr. Voorn's latest artistic endeavor is  the manner in which he has cleverly mixed over 100 tracks. By laying and remixing up to six different tracks at a time, Mr. Voorn's mixes invoke a sense of what he has coined, "Musical Painting." As always, A&A is proud to represent Mr. Voorn, and looks forward to attending an upcoming performance.

March 1, 2009

A&A welcomes internationally renowned vocalist, Ms. Sue Brice, to its roster. Based out of the United Kingdom, Ms. Brice's most recent work, "I Need a Miracle," was a global dance hit topping charts through Europe, Asia and here in the States.

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August 1, 2008 - A&A extends greetings to Ms. Ida Corr, the Danish sensation with the vocals to rock your socks off! Although relatively unknown two years ago, in 2007, Ms. Corr's track "Let Me Think About It" propelled Ms. Corr into the forefront of singer-songwriters in the global Electronic Dance Music (EDM) scene. What amazes A&A most about Ms. Corr has to be the level of success her track achieved. Outside the United States, Ms. Corr's track reached #1 or close to #1 in seventeen different countries. Inside the United States, Ms. Corr's track, not only reached #1, but has remained on BIllboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart for nearly 1 year.  Needless to say, A&A is proud to represent such a talented artist, and as always, looks forward to seeing Ms. Corr's performance in the near future. 

June 1, 2008 -   A&A extends a warm welcome to DJ Paul Mendez. Already a successful  house producer internationally, DJ Paul looks to set the record straight with his American fans. DJ Paul will shortly begin hsi two American residencies, with one of them being in sin city, Las Vegas! Among his accomplishments, DJ Paul has a Gold Disc (2002) for his track, "Twisted," which sold more than 70,000 copies worldwide.  Further, and more impressive, since releasing "Twisted," and between the years 2002 - 2007, more than 30 record labels licensed his track; a true testament of the raw talent possessed by this man. Best of luck here in the US, and A&A looks forward to seeing DJ Paul perform in the near future. 

June 1, 2008 - A&A welcomes DJ Matthew Dekay to its growing roster of international DJ/Producers. Already a recognized progressive trance DJ, Matthew placed 151 on last years DJ Magazine Poll. Best of luck to you, and we hope to see you, at a gig, in the near future. 

October 26,2007 -A&A extends its warmest  congratulations to the new Number 1 ranked DJ/Producer in the World, ARMIN VAN BUUREN! Not many can truly say they've witnessed the birth of an "artist" (or birth of an angel). Many speculated, and some predicted that the  humble beginnings known as Blue Fear was an omen that would culminate with a rise to the pinnacle  of the Electronic Dance Music industry.  Like him, Love him or Hate him, it can no longer be disputed the popularity of Armin Van Buuren. Best wishes to you.

 

A&A Proudly Welcomes

September 7, 2007 - A&A welcomes its newest addition to its roster of international dance producer/artist superstars, Ian Van Dahl.  For fans of the genre, the Global hit "Castles in the Sky" (2001) (Courtesy of YOUTUBE.COM), brings to mind images of endless dance music fans worldwide singing along with hands pumping above their heads. But with new productions for 2007, and new chart toppers including, "Inspiration," which placed #1 on Canada's BPM:TV - Hot 20 Dance Chart, Ian Van Dahl is poised to retake the US by storm! As always A&A is pleased to welcome Ian Van Dahl and looks forward to seeing an upcoming performance in the U.S.

June 1, 2007 - Already a well known trance duo from Germany, and recognized globally on the DJ Mag 2006 rankings at #139Cosmicgate needs no introduction to fans of Eletronic Dance Music (EDM).  With appearances at this years TRANCE ENERGY 2007, CG is no small venue act. As always, A&A welcomes CG to the its roster, and looks forward to seeing an upcoming performance here in the States!

March 1, 2007 - A rising star from our neighboring country to the north, DJ Sultan, a Canadian DJ and producer has all the making of a global trotting superstar. To start, Sultan was signed by the prestigious Bullitt Bookings of Washington, D.C., which also represents the likes of Deep Dish. For fans of Sultan,  check out Resident Advisor's artist interview by clicking here.  As always, A&A welcomes its newest artist to its roster, and looks forward to seeing a performance in the near future.  

March 1, 2007 - Already a legend, A&A welcomes DJ Remy Unger (aka REMY) to its roster of international superstars. For some artists, hard work pays off, and Remy is no exception. By methodically building his reputation through an intense tour schedule, Remy has finally reached acclaim and just recognition from his U.S. fans. A&A is proud to welcome Remy and likewise looks forward to attending  his upcoming performances. 

January 1, 2007 - Sitting on top of the world, as the number ranked Audio-Video DJ's (DJ Mag's Top 20 VJ Poll 2006) team, A&A welcomes Addictive TV, and Graham Daniels and Peter Tolly as its newest entertainment clients.  Although most people may not know of Addictive TV by name, their work speaks for themselves. Addictive TV represents the cutting edge of the audio-visual DJ industry. They also represent the first ever AVDJ producers to ever re-mix Hollywood productions. Specifically, Snakes on a Plane (starring Samuel Jackson) and Take the Lead (starring Antonio Banderas) were two Hollywood trailers produced by Addictive TV for the US film trailer market in 2006.  With an already impressive international following in this avant-garde artistic endeavor, Addictive TV looks to solidify its international name in the U.S. market. A&A wishes Graham and Peter, best of luck in 2007!

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DJ MAGAZINE TOP 150 RESULTS

UK POLLS RELEASED FOR 2008!

January 1, 2009 - With a staggering 350,000 dance music fans voting in 2008's DJ Magazines Top 100 Global DJ/Producer poll, it is only a positive sign that electronic dance music has no where to go but up. With votes coming in from 167 Countries, its clear that EDM is here to stay.

A&A wishes to thank all fans who voted and now extends its congratulations to all its artists who placed!

Armin Van Buuren - It is with great pride that A&A extends its congratulations to Armin Van Buuren for placing #1 in DJ Magazine's Top 100 Global DJ/Producers for the third straight year. After holding the #3 spot for three years, then then #2 stop last year, Armin is truly sitting on top of the World.   

Andy Moor - A&A extends its congratulations to  Andy Moor, a relative newcomer to the electronic dance scene, but one whose productions and sets have propelled Andy to world-wide fame.  Improving to place #18, Andy expects even greater upward leaps in future DJ Magazine Top 100 polls, even a Top 10 finish!

Thrillseekers - A&A congratulates Thrillseekers for placing #45  on DJ Magazines Top 100 Polls. A British import, the artist known simply as "Thrillseekers," has a discography that is the envy of many, but possessed by none.  Congrats on moving up!

Lange - A&A extends congratulations to Lange, another British import in the electronic dance music for placing #37 on DJ Magazines Top 100 Global DJ/Producer Poll. With moving productions and ethereal vocal mixes, Lange's improvements  through the Top 100 ranks  puts him in a position to strike at the top artists.

Cosmic Gate - A&A extends its congratulations to the German duo known as Cosmic Gate for placing #62 on DJ Magazines Top 100. Improving from two years ago (when they placed in Top 150), this duo is poised to break  the Top 50.

Rank 1 - A&A extends congratulations to Rank 1 for placing #135 in DJ Magazines Global Top 150. Bestowed with undeniable international acclaim, for Rank 1, it is not the performances that necessarily dictate their  success, but the quality of their discog and productions.  

Matthew Dekay - A&A extends its first congratulations to DJ Matthew Dekay from Holland for placing #151 on the international DJ Mag Poll 2008.


December 31, 2006 - A&A welcomes  its newest client to its ranks of artists and producers. Just 19 years of age, Finne Jager (known professionally as DJ Phynn) of the Netherlands is just barely into his first year of college and has already produced numerous global chart topping EDM tracks. Along with his stellar discography, Phynn continues to gain recognition with each international venue he rocks. With performance destinations throughout Europe, South America, and the U.K., A&A looks  forward to Phynn's  inevitable domination once he arrives in the U.S.  


September 1, 2006  - The success of A&A's client, Stonebridge of Sweden, continues to rise  as his weekly Saturday Night show on Sirius Satellite Radio  (Channel 33) continues to generate new listener- ship, as well as new fans. With weekly replays of his Panama sets in Amsterdam, Holland, these shows should not be missed by any fan of House music.


July 22, 2006 - Congratulations are extended to A&A client Andy Moor, a new and rising star on the International Electronic Dance Music (EDM)  scene. Born and raised in Stokes on Trent, UK, Andy's very first performance in Washington, D.C., at the cavernous Club Glow, was a sensation! With new EDM artists arriving  each day, Mr. Moors stands heads and shoulders above other global DJ/Producers simply because not many can match the level of raw musical talent possessed by Andy. Andy's EDM tracks simply move audiences to dance!


September 9, 2006 - A&A welcomed the return of Armin Van Buuren to GLOW in Washington, D.C. 

CLICK ON EITHER PICTURES OF ARMIN TO WATCH STREAMING VIDEO OF HIS LIVE PERFORMANCE!

Presently ranked #2 in the world by DJ Magazine (UK),  Armin played to a capacity crowd on Saturday evening spinning a special 6 hour set for fans from the DC Metro area. Amazing was the fact that even at 2:00 AM EST, with no further admissions possible, nearly a thousand fans stood outside the venue hoping just for a chance to see AVB.

Needless to say, Armin Van Buuren shook the paint off the walls! 


PRO BONO/COMMUNITY SERVICE

September  1, 2006 - A&A has joined the ranks of companies that contribute to Special Olympics (MD). In addition to financial contributions, A&A staff volunteer their time participating at regional Special Olympic competitions. Having previously witnessed these amazing athletes compete, A&A looks forward to the next Special Olympics event.  


CONFERENCES/APPEARANCES

March 20-25, 2009 - Winter Music Conference

October 19-21, 2009  - Amsterdam Dance Event.