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For Brooklyn born, NY native Leslie Nuchow, it was an act of personal conscience that brought her to national prominence. Leslie was approached to participate in a high-profile and lucrative promotion run by the Virginia Slims cigarette company. She turned the opportunity down and instead founded the Virginia SLAM!, an organization committed to keeping tobacco money out of the music business.

The SLAM! has sponsored two concerts, the SLAM!1, at the Wetlands, and the SLAM!2 in April '98, which featured the Indigo Girls, as well as a showcase for up and coming unknown acts.

In addition to the larger concerts, Leslie has been performing mini SLAM!s for middle school, high school and college audiences around the nation, using her musical and political voice to empower young people to see through corporate exploitation and manipulation, encouraging and inspiring them to find their own, true voices. Some of Leslie's mini SLAM!s have included performances at the United Nations, the MGM Main Theater, and the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Through the SLAM! and her own unmistakable talent, Leslie has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, the CBS Evening News, and Dateline NBC. She has sung for Nelson Mandela and other global dignitaries at the State of the World Forum in San Francisco.

Leslie's songwriting skills have won her accolades including the grand prize from the Thirteenth Annual Mid-Atlantic Songwriter's Contest and three times has been honored with the National Academy of Popular Music Best Songwriter National Search.

After winning a nation-wide talent search, Leslie was invited to perform at the Lilith Fair in 1999. She shared the stage with Sheryl Crow, the Indigo Girls, Sarah McLachlan, the Dixie Chicks and Deborah Cox. She has also shared the stage with Shawn Mullins, Blessid Union of Souls, Patti Smith and Jill Sobule. Leslie is featured on Refuge, a 1999 compilation CD with Peter Gabriel. Leslie's first CD, Tenderland, combines a voice of immense power and sensuality with politically and personally astute lyrics.

Leslie's 5 song sampler CD, 5, has all of the power and magnetism of her full length CD, Tenderland, but a few never-before-released gems.A mix of Sarah McLachlan, Alanis Morisette, and Tori Amos. Upbeat and danceworthy.

Leslie's single, Eye for an Eye, was written just days after the attack on the World Trade Center, and she recorded it at a studio two blocks from ground zero. Proceeds from the sale of this CD will benefit organizations working for peace.

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Eye for an Eye



The Better 1/2 of Me

Savior and the Saved

You Killed the Part of Me That Died (parental advisory) (mp3 file)



Come to the Edge (mp3 file)


You can purchase CD's at Leslie's Website


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