Howie Newman
MUSIC, COMEDY and MORE
VIRTUAL ENTERTAINMENT
www.howienewman.com          hjnewman@verizon.net          781-662-2616
WHAT IS VIRTUAL ENTERTAINMENT?
Virtual entertainment is a show that is performed remotely and can be accessed with a laptop
computer, desktop computer, tablet or smartphone. This type of entertainment can be viewed at
home or in separate rooms, important factors in this era of social distancing.
TYPES OF SHOWS
WHAT'S AVAILABLE?
There are two options:
Live Zoom concerts
This is a live performance that is
transmitted to your device via Zoom, an
interactive meeting program.
Concert videos
The concert video is a pre-recorded show
that simulates a live performance. It is
viewed on the Internet via YouTube or on
local cable access.
ZOOM CONCERTS
  VIDEOS
Musical Baseball Show
Baseball songs, baseball trivia, stories about
Howie's days as a sportswriter and more.
Content can be tailored to any team or area
of the country.
  Musical Baseball Show
Same as the live show
Running time: 62 minutes
NOTE: Quality of Musical Baseball Show video is
much better than live performances in the promo
MORE INFO      PROMO VIDEO      VIDEO SAMPLER
  MORE INFO      PROMO VIDEO      VIDEO SAMPLER
     
Music for Seniors
Classic songs of yesteryear, including
material from Sinatra, the Beatles and Johnny
Cash as well as show tunes and standards.
Also includes stories about the songs, trivia
questions and some G-rated humor.
Great for memory cafes!
  Music for Seniors
Same as the live show
16 songs (
list)
Running time: 53 minutes

NOTE: Quality of Music for Seniors video is
identical to the video sampler
MORE INFO      VIDEO SAMPLER   
  MORE INFO      VIDEO SAMPLER      SONG LIST
     
Folk and Fun
Funny original songs, Classic Rock covers
(Eagles, Tom Petty, Kinks, R.E.M., etc.). Short
comedy bits between songs and lots of
audience interaction.
Material is suitable for all ages.
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
781-662-2616
hjnewman@verizon.net
MORE INFO      MUSIC SAMPLES   
   
 
It’s interactive so it’s more of a concert.
   
Simpler to access (just a web link).
 
More of a community feeling since you can
see who’s in the audience, ask questions
and connect with the performer.
   
Available 24/7 for an unlimited amount
of time.
 
More complicated and does require a few
steps, like downloading the free software
and learning how to log in.
   
Audio and video quality are generally
better than Zoom.
 
Quality of the feed can vary, depending on
your Internet connection and computer.
   
You can watch the whole video in one
sitting or view it in parts.
 
I’s a one-time event that requires
scheduling and making sure everyone has
the log-in info.
   
Video can be sent to local cable access
so those who don't have computers can
watch it.
SHOULD I BOOK A ZOOM CONCERT
OR PURCHASE THE VIDEO?
There are advantages and disadvantages to
each type of virtual entertainment.  To help you
determine best format for your group, check out
the comparison below.
ZOOM CONCERT
  VIDEO
FEES
Typical fees are $150 for each video and $200 for a live Zoom show.

This is negotiable. If you have a small facility and/or a limited budget, I'll work with you on a
mutually agreeable price. You can also partner with local organizations, senior centers, libraries
and cable access stations to share costs.

Discounts available for bundling products.
PUBLICITY
I have a strong background in journalism and public relations so I can help publicize the event (at
no additional cost) with photos and press releases.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Hey, this virtual stuff is new to all of us. Feel free to contact me if you need additional information
or have any questions.

I can be reached at
hjnewman@verizon.net or 781-662-2616.
Howie's musical baseball show on Zoom was an engaging, educational,
and fun program. He kept things interesting with trivia, music and images.
Well done!
Michelle Gario, Adult Services
Seekonk Public Library
"Howie’s Music for Seniors video was a welcome bit of fun. Keeping with
social distancing guidelines, we played the concert floor-to-floor on a
rolling TV. Residents loved the classic songs and some even sang along."
Susan Gustin, Program Director
Providence House Assisted Living
Brighton, Mass.
Visit the Virtual Concert Calendar for the up-to-date schedule
READ a story about Howie's virtual music shows in the Melrose Weekly News.