Henry Farag, Crown Point, IN, AB-Bachelor of Arts, Indiana University.

A) Canterbury Productions, which promotes and produces concerts in 40 markets around the country since 1980. (www.canterburyproductions.com)

B) Street Gold Records, which produces, markets, and distributes record products of varying music styles to a broad range of age demos.

C) Farag Music BMI – a music publishing company that publishes and licenses original material.

Mr. Farag has co-produced four nationally syndicated TV specials:

1. “A Street Carol”
2. “40th Anniversary of Rock ‘n Roll”
3. “Magic Moments”
4. “Original Leads of the Temptations”

Henry Farag is a voting member of NARAS (the Grammies).

Mr. Farag produces all Street Gold recordings, as well as writing the bulk of original material and has recorded 18 albums/CDs. He has written and produced for Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famers, Jerry Butler, Bill Pinkney, and Hank Ballard, as well as other notables, such as Ronnie Spector, the Chi-Lites, the Skyliners, the Spaniels, the Drifters, et al. Mr. Farag has produced thousands of concerts, including special productions at the White House, Voice of America, the 100th Olympiad, and events overseas.

A seasoned administrator, steeped in all areas of the industry, the work product has won five national commendations: 1) A Parent’s Choice Gold Award, 2) A Parent’s Choice Honors Award, 3) The Institute for Childhood Resources (Dr. Toy) Award for one of the “10 Best Recordings for 1999”, 4) A Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media Award; 5) NAPPA Gold Award 2000, and rave reviews from national media for his record series and TV special, “A STREET CAROL”. Receiving commendations from the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame and the Voice of America.

As producer of “The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show”, Henry Farag has promoted this concept at most major theatres across the country, becoming one of the top live oldies shows in the Nation. CBS News Magazine, Sunday Morning recently did a feature on the show.

Indiana University Northwest has published Mr. Farag’s book dealing with the cultural ramifications of Doo-Wop music in Gary, Chicago, and environs from 1956 to the present entitled, The Signal ~ A Doo-Wop Rhapsody, which was featured on VH-1’s “Behind the Music”. The book has recently been published in digital format.

As an avocation, he sings lead in the a cappella group, Stormy Weather which has entertained the troops in Bosnia, Kosovo, Sarajevo, and throughout the Balkans (www.stormy-weather.com).

Mr. Farag is currently working on a new book, and continues to write and produce, and sometimes sing.