Sara Niemietz

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Sara Niemietz
Sara Niemietz performing live  September 29, 2015
Live performance 2015
Background information
Birth name Sara Anne Niemietz
Born (1992-{{padleft:06|2|0}-07) June 7, 1992 (age 26)
Chicago, Illinois
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Pop, rock, jazz, blues
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, actress
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, piano
Years active 2000–present
Associated acts

Sara Anne Niemietz (/ˈsærə ˈnɪmɪts/) (born June 7, 1992) is an American singer/songwriter and actress based in Los Angeles, California.<ref name="NYTBIO">

"The New York Times: Movies and TV: Sara Niemietz". <span />The New York Times<span />. New York, NY: New York Times. Retrieved March 13, 2012. </ref><ref name="House Blend Second Interview"/>

Early life and education

Born Sara Anne Niemietz in Chicago, Illinois, she currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Niemietz first appeared on stage at age 4, when BJ Thomas helped her on to the stage. On video, BJ Thomas appears delighted that the youngster is completely at ease with singing "Hooked on a Feeling" in front of an audience. Following her brief time on stage, Thomas can be heard to say, "I can't believe she knows the words!" and repeats an inaudible comment from the audience, "...she knows all my songs?"<ref name="hooked"/><ref name="Todd Graff Quote"/> Reunited in 2012, Niemietz and Thomas recorded "Hooked on a Feeling" for Thomas' The Living Room Sessions (2013) album.<ref name= "Grand Ole Opry"/><ref name="Huffpo Living room"/>

Delivering Chicago and Broadway theatre performances, beginning at age 9, Niemietz continued her career in California with television roles, film roles, soundtrack productions, music videos and CDs. Niemietz played young Helen in Hollywood Arms (2002), the Broadway presentation of Carol Burnett's memoirs.<ref name="childhood awards"/> She is Polly in the feature film Akeelah and the Bee (2006),<ref name="NYTBIO"/> and Niemietz played a starring role of Patrice in the world premier of Jason Robert Brown's musical, 13 at the Mark Taper Forum in 2007.<ref name="curtainup13"/> Niemietz is the vocalist on the haunting soundtrack for The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) and she is also the guitarist on the 2010 season of the television series, Glee.<ref name="NYTBIO"/>

Niemietz graduated from Saugus High School in 2010, maintained an "A" level GPA, was active in the school's Theatre Department and played Luisa in Saugus High School's production of The Fantasticks during her senior year.<ref name="fantisticks"/><ref name = "KHTS AM Fantastick"/> She is also a graduate of the Barbizon School of Acting and Modeling (Chicago).<ref name=Barbizon/>


With high school behind her, Niemietz teamed with, Emmy Award winner, W. G. Snuffy Walden and Taylor Made Studios for her latest EP offerings, Push Play and Christmas Favorites.<ref name="Christmas Favs BWW"/><ref name="Push Play Walden's site"/> The team have produced dozens of music videos, covering contemporary hits and original compilations. Niemietz's cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" brought 7 million views after her YouTube presentations caught the attention of Ellen DeGeneres. Niemietz appeared as a featured artist on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in May 2011,<ref name="In the Deep YouTube"/><ref name="Ellen"/> in January 2012, she charted #14 on Billboard magazine's, Next Big Sound.<ref name="Next Big Sound"/>

On June 10, 2012, Niemietz was again invited to share the stage with, five time, Grammy Award winning, B. J. Thomas, some fifteen years after their initial impromptu performance. Niemietz is featured on Thomas' 2013 album, The Living Room Sessions, with Niemietz and Thomas performing a duet of his 1968, Top 10 hit, "Hooked on a Feeling".<ref name ="Living room MNN"/><ref name="Living room Allmusic"/> Script error: No such module "Multiple image". Niemietz is also featured in duet with Richard Marx on his 2012 album and PBS live television special, A Night Out With Friends, singing Marx' number one Adult Contemporary hit, "Keep Coming Back".<ref name="Marx A Night Out"/> Marx again called upon Niemietz to perform "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", a duet, for his first Christmas album, Christmas Spirit.<ref name= "Marx Christmas Spirit"/>

Niemietz and Walden co-wrote the song, "Set You Free" for Phil Scarpaci's 2011 film, In The Key of Eli.<ref name="Key of Eli"/> Niemietz and Walden also wrote the song, "Never Too Far From Home" which Niemietz performs in the 2012 short film, Stetson, Street Dog of Park City, a film promoting the adoption of abandoned pets.<ref name="Stetson 2012"/>

On June 28, 2013, shortly after her twenty-first birthday, Niemietz took the stage with B. J. Thomas to perform "Hooked on a Feeling" at the Grand Ole Opry.<ref name= "Grand Ole Opry"/> On May 31, 2014, Niemietz performed with Mary Ann Mobley at the tenth annual What A Pair! benefit for cancer research, at the Saban Theater, in Beverly Hills.<ref name="What A Pair 10th"/><ref name=Eventful/>

Melissa Manchester and Niemietz (BMI) co-wrote the song "Feeling For You" for Manchester's album, You Gotta Love the Life (2015), with Keb' Mo' producing the song and playing guitar on the track.<ref name="Manchester Album"/> "Feelin' for You" was pre-released as a single on January 9, 2015, and premiered at #2 on the Smooth jazz charts.<ref name="Holleran review"/>You Gotta Love the Life was released on February 10, 2015,<ref name="Single release details -- Feelin for You"/> and hit #17 on the Billboard Magazine Jazz Albums chart for the week of February 28, 2015.<ref name="Billboard Jazz Albums"/>

Niemietz appears on the closing track of Scott Bradlee's, Postmodern Jukebox, Swipe Right For Vintage, released on July 30, 2015. Rearranged by Bradlee, the Talking Heads', "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)" (1983), is transformed into a swing piece featuring the horns of Lemar Guillary and Danny Janklow. An accompanying music video was released on August 20, 2015.<ref name="Zumic, This must be"/> September continued to be a busy time for Niemietz in 2015. She performed at the Governor's Ball after-party for the Emmy Awards on September 20,<ref name="SCTV Governors Ball"/> rushing back to Los Angeles after performing at the ninetieth birthday-bash for Gerald Hines at the University of Houston on the previous evening.<ref name="CultureMap Hines BDay"/> Postmodern Jukebox released a second collaborative video featuring Niemietz, singing Scott Bradlee's rendition of "Hey Ya!" (2003) by Outkast, with Matt Bloyd and Kenton Chen backing Niemietz on vocals.<ref name="BillBoard PMJ Hey Ya!"/><ref name="Time Mag Hey Ya!"/> Niemietz released her new EP, Fountain & Vine on September 22,<ref name="SCTV Governors Ball"/> with her song "Taxi Outside" as the first video - single.<ref name="Taxi Outside"/> Niemietz spoke with Next Big Thing Radio about these activities on September 21.<ref name="NextBigThing 36"/>

In November 2015, Niemietz joined the U.S. Northeastern leg of the Postmodern Jukebox tour,<ref name="The Morning Call"/> culminating the season at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on December 11, 2015.<ref name="MS Theater 2015"/> Time magazine reported on Niemietz' third music video with Postmodern Jukebox, a Dixieland arrangement of Justin Bieber’s "Love Yourself" (2015),<ref name="Love Yourself Time Mag"/><ref name="Love Yourself video"/>

On March 26, 2016, Niemietz performed as a featured vocalist with PostModern Jukebox at the Dubai Jazz Festival.<ref name="AM FM Interview Dubai 2016"/><ref name="2016 tour announce"/> Niemietz performed throughout the 75 show European Union tour, culminating in Istanbul, Turkey on June 3.<ref name="The Prelude 2016"/><ref name="EU 2016 Tour Sched"/> In August 2016, she released another video with Postmodern Jukebox, I Will Survive.<ref name="Sullivan 2016">Sullivan, James (2016-09-27). "Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox plays today’s hits the retro way". Archived from the original on 2016-11-04. Retrieved 2017-06-01. </ref>


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Sara Niemietz's professional stage career began on April 19, 2002, at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, when she played the character of young Carol Burnett (Young Helen) in the pre-Broadway production of Hollywood Arms.<ref name="childhood awards"/> Niemietz played the younger (1941 era) Helen in the first act, with Donna Lynne Champlin playing (1951 era) Helen in the second act.<ref name="painful past" /> Following the Chicago run, she played 76 performances on Broadway at age 10.<ref name="painful past"/><ref name="HA_Sara"/><ref name="HA_Carol"/>

While in New York, Niemietz also played the lead character in Pamela's First Musical at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; adapted from the children's book, written by Wendy Wasserstein, music was written by Cy Coleman and lyrics provided by David Zippel.<ref name = "Pamela_Playbill_Mar_10"/><ref name="pamela_quote PlayBill Oct 5, 2004"/><ref name = "Pamela Philly"/>

In Los Angeles, in 2007, Niemietz played the role of Patrice in the Los Angeles premiere of the Jason Robert Brown and Dan Elish musical, 13.<ref name="curtainup13"/><ref name = "Variety 13"/> Director Todd Graff described Niemietz as the "rock" of the cast and one of four incumbent actors from the workshop production to earn roles in the premiere.<ref name="Todd Graff Quote"/> The Los Angeles production of 13, with an all teenage cast and band, received a nomination for the 2007 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards, World Premiere Musical<ref name="curtainup13"/><ref name = "OvationNomination"/>

Niemietz was chosen to play the role of Wanda in Enter Laughing, The Musical, a one night only performance (January 28, 2013), honoring Carl Reiner's seventy-fifth year in the entertainment industry.<ref name="EnterLaughing"/><ref name = "Laughing: Center Theatre Group"/>

In 2015, Niemietz was again cast as Wanda in Carl Reiner's musical, Enter Laughing, this time at the Wallis Annenberg theatre in Beverly Hills, CA.<ref name="Huffpo Wanda"/><ref name="LATimes Wanda"/><ref name="BWW Wanda"/><ref name="BWW Review Wanda"/><ref name="Hollywood Reporter Wanda"/>


Sara Niemietz is the credited vocalist for The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005). Niemietz worked with film composer Christopher Young on The Exorcism of Emily Rose and provided vocals again on Young's compositions for The Uninvited (2008).<ref name="NYTBIO" />

Her soundtrack appearances include:


For more details on this topic, see Sara Niemietz discography.

Niemietz has performed on six soundtracks and is a featured guest on Richard Marx, B. J. Thomas, Postmodern Jukebox albums and videos. Niemietz's first album was a live recording at the Cat Club in West Los Angeles. "Perfect Kind of Day" was the title track for Burger King's first music CD single, released in 2006 worldwide.<ref name="BurgerKing"/> Niemietz is primarily accompanied by W.G. Snuffy Walden, with various studio musicians appearing on her albums such as: George Doering, Randy Kerber, Bennett Salvay, Andrew Shulman and Herman Matthews. Many of these musicians perform recreationally in the Los Angeles area with Niemietz as The Babylon Social Club.<ref name="SCV Babylon"/><ref name="KHTS Babylon"/>


Niemietz's film appearances include the supporting role of Polly in Akeelah and the Bee.<ref name="Akeela rotten tomatoes"/><ref name="Akeela"/>

In 2003, Niemietz played the part of Mona in the short film, Home, which was written and directed by Nancy Deren.

Television roles
Year Series Character Played Known Episodes
2002 Providence<ref name="House Blend Second Interview"/><ref name="childhood awards" /> Shania Seacrest Season 4, Episode 16
2002 First Monday<ref name="childhood awards"/> Young Ellie Unknown
2005 Gilmore Girls Fiddler Chorus Season 5, Episode 15
2010 Glee<ref name="KHTS Babylon"/> Musician (on screen guitarist) Season 2, 8 Episodes

Other television appearances

On September 15, 2002, Sara Niemietz and Donna Lynne Champlin performed the song, "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" before an estimated audience of fifty thousand in Times Square at the eleventh annual Broadway on Broadway event.<ref name="Earthcam Times Square"/><ref name="Champlin"/> Niemietz and Champlin also performed "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" on ABC's The View in 2002.<ref name="The View 2002"/>

On May 4, 2011, Sara Niemietz made a featured artist appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. In July 2011, Niemietz was interviewed on SVCtv's House Blend, where she premiered her song, "Dangerous Outside".<ref name="House Blend 2012"/>

On May 31, 2012, on episode 109 of Front Row Center featuring Richard Marx' A Night Out With Friends. Marx and Niemietz perform the song, "Keep Coming Back".<ref name="Marx Front Row"/>

On September 15, 2014, Niemietz' rendition of The Byrds', "Turn! Turn! Turn!",<ref name="Turn Turn Turn"/> was used for the closing scene of Under the Dome (CBS) season two, episode twelve.<ref name="Tor Under the Dome"/> For 2015, Niemietz' cover of Etta James, "At Last", was chosen for the eight-week prime-time television promotion for Scandal's (ABC's) fifth season.<ref name="Scandal promo"/>

On March 11, 2016, Niemietz covered a big band version of Elle King's "Ex's & Oh's" with tap dancer Sarah Reich on MTV UK.<ref name="MTV Ex and Oh"/>


<references group="" responsive="0"><ref name="fantisticks"> "The Fantasticks Coming to Saugus High School – Santa Clarita Event". – Kosmin Media Group. January 29, 2010. Retrieved March 20, 2012. The show features Saugus student and Broadway veteran Sara Niemietz as Luisa.  </ref>

<ref name = "KHTS AM Fantastick"> "A Fantastick Theatrical Experience Comes To Saugus". Hometown Station: KHTS AM 1220. February 1, 2011. Retrieved March 13, 2012.  </ref>

<ref name=Barbizon> "Barbizon Alumni: Sara Niemietz". Barbizon International, Inc. Retrieved 3 February 2015.  </ref>

<ref name="Huffpo Living room">Sacks, Mike (April 3, 2013). "BJ Thomas Releases 'The Living Room Sessions'" (Video Interview). The Huffington Post. Retrieved 3 February 2015. </ref>

<ref name="hooked"> BJ Thomas and Sara Niemietz (May 25, 2008). BJ Thomas & Sara Niemietz singing "Hooked on a Feeling" in 1997. (Video – Requires Flash Player). Wheeling, Illinois: Sara Niemietz on theBJThomas YouTube Channel. Retrieved June 21, 2012.  </ref>

<ref name="Todd Graff Quote"> Henerson, Evan (January 4, 2007). "She Hits More Than A Few High Notes". Daily News of Los Angeles (CA). p. U-11. Retrieved April 18, 2012.  </ref>

<ref name="EnterLaughing">

BWW News Desk (January 29, 2013). "Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum". Broadway Los Angeles: Playbill, Inc. Retrieved January 30, 2013. The cast featured Deborah S. Craig, Erick Devine, John Grisetti, Sharon Lawrence, Michele Lee, Alan Mandell, Gerry McIntyre, Gina Milo, Sara Niemietz, Kevin Odekirk, Stuart Pankin, Rob Reiner, Darcie Roberts, John Rubinstein and Robb Sapp. </ref>

<ref name = "Laughing: Center Theatre Group">"Fundraising Event Benefitting Center Theatre Group A Tribute to Carl Reiner's 75th Anniversary in Show Business". Center Theatre Group. 28 January 2013. Archived from the original on August 8, 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015. </ref>

<ref name="childhood awards">

Vincent, Ed. "World Premiere of "Hollywood Arms," by Carrie Hamilton and Carol Burnett Directed by Harold Prince Playing through June 1, 2002". Oak Park Journal. Chicago: Archived from the original on August 8, 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015. </ref>

<ref name="painful past">

Weber, Bruce (November 1, 2002). "Theater Review; A Real Cinderella's Painful Past". The New York Times. Retrieved March 12, 2012. </ref>

<ref name="HA_Carol">

"A CurtainUp Review Hollywood Arms". November 6, 2002. Retrieved March 14, 2012. </ref>

<ref name="HA_Sara">

"Talkin' Broadway Review: Hollywood Arms". October 31, 2002. Retrieved April 22, 2011. </ref>

<ref name = "Pamela Playbill Mar 10">

"Sing Out, Aunt Louise! Monk, Niemietz, Klein and Barrett in Pamela's First Musical". Retrieved March 10, 2012. </ref>

<ref name="pamela_quote PlayBill Oct 5, 2004">

"Sing Will Pamela's First Musical Make Its Debut with Goodspeed Musicals in 2005?". October 5, 2004. Retrieved March 12, 2012. </ref>

<ref name="Pamela Philly">

Cohen, Steve (March 4–10, 2004). "The Great Coleman". Philadelphia City Paper. Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia City Paper. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 


<ref="Pamela Playbill">

Blank, Matthew (May 19, 2008). "Pamela's First Musical Premieres at Town Hall". Playbill. New York, NY: Retrieved March 18, 2012. </ref>

<ref name="curtainup13">

Mufson, Ariana (January 9, 2007). "'13' A CurtainUp Los Angeles Review". CurtainUp. Retrieved March 19, 2012. </ref>

<ref name="Variety 13">

Verini, Bob (January 9, 2007). "'13'". Variety. Retrieved March 12, 2012. </ref>

<ref name="OvationNomination">

Hernandez, Ernio (October 24, 2007). "Kaye, Fishburne, Felder Among Nominees for 2007 L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards". Playbill. Los Angeles. Retrieved March 17, 2012. </ref>

<ref name="Manchester Album"> Adrienne Onofri (10 June 2014). "BWW Interview: MELISSA MANCHESTER on Her Café Carlyle Debut, Her Latest Album & Bway Musicals She Loves". Retrieved 24 June 2014. </ref>

<ref name="Holleran review">

Holleran, Scott (22 January 2015). "Music Review: Melissa Manchester, You Gotta Love the Life". Scott Holleran. Archived from the original on February 8, 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2015. </ref>

<ref name="Billboard Jazz Albums">

"Jazz Albums: Week of February 28, 2015". Billboard Magazine. 28 February 2015. Archived from the original on February 20, 2015. Retrieved 20 February 2015. </ref>

<ref name="What A Pair 10th"> "Hollywood Comes Together For The 10th Anniversary What A Pair! Benefit Concert". Getty Images. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014. Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images </ref>

<ref name=Eventful> "SARA NIEMIETZ- "WHAT A PAIR!" BENEFIT IN BEVERLY HILLS". Eventful. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014. </ref>

<ref name="Single release details -- Feelin for You">

"YOU GOTTA LOVE THE LIFE: NEW SINGLE GOING FOR ADDS JAN 19, 2015". Melissa Manchester. Archived from the original on January 21, 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015. </ref>

<ref name="Scandal promo">Sara, Niemietz (27 July 2015). "Scandal!". ABC - Sara Niemietz. Archived from the original on August 8, 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015. </ref>

<ref name="Turn Turn Turn">"Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds (Acoustic Cover by Sara Niemietz & W.G. Snuffy Walden)". Sara Niemietz -- YouTube channel. 10 September 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2015. </ref>

<ref name="Tor Under the Dome">Hendrix, Grady (17 September 2014). "Under the Dome: "Turn"". Tor Com. Retrieved 8 August 2015. </ref>

<ref name="Hollywood Reporter Wanda">Riefe, Jordan (20 February 2015). "'Enter Laughing — The Musical': Theater Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on August 8, 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015. A flop in its original 1976 incarnation, this musical based on Carl Reiner's semi-autobiographical novel enjoys a happy second life. </ref>

<ref name="BWW Review Wanda">Grigware, Don (13 February 2015). "BWW Reviews: ENTER LAUGHING - THE MUSICAL Lights Up Wallis Annenberg". Archived from the original on August 8, 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015. </ref>

<ref name="BWW Wanda">Desk, News (12 February 2015). "Photo Flash: First Look at ENTER LAUGHING, Now Playing at The Wallis". Archived from the original on August 8, 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015. </ref>

<ref name="LATimes Wanda">"Review 'Enter Laughing': Carl Reiner story sings its way onto Wallis stage". The Los Angeles Times. 15 February 2015. Archived from the original on August 8, 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015. </ref>

<ref name="Huffpo Wanda">Weston, Jay (18 February 2015). ""Enter Laughing: The Musical" is Old-fashioned Fun!". The Huffington Post. Archived from the original on August 8, 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015. </ref>

<ref name="Earthcam Times Square">

"Performers and Musical Numbers:". May 4, 2002. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 


<ref name="Champlin">

Nancy Rosati. "Spotlight On Donna Lynne Champlin". Talkin' Broadway. Retrieved May 15, 2012. 


<ref name="The View 2002"> "Broadway on Broadway: I'm Always Chasing Rainbows". World News Inc. Retrieved March 12, 2012.  </ref>

<ref name="House Blend 2012"> "Sara Niemietz interview on House Blend". SCVtv. Retrieved March 11, 2012.  </ref>

<ref name="Push Play Walden's site">Walden, W. G. (Snuffy) (June 17, 2012). "Push Play". Push Play (EP). W. G. Snuffy Walden. Retrieved January 13, 2013. </ref>

<ref name="Christmas Favs BWW">Stage Tube (December 2, 2012). "Audio: First Listen – Sara Niemietz's Christmas Favorites Album". Broadway World. Retrieved January 13, 2013. </ref>

<ref name = "In the Deep YouTube"> "Adele – Rolling in the Deep (Cover by Sara Niemietz)". Rolling in the Deep. Official Sara Niemietz YouTube channel.  </ref>

<ref name="Ellen"> "A Talented YouTube Singer: Sara Niemietz – The Ellen DeGeneres Show". The Ellen DeGeneres Show. May 4, 2011. Retrieved May 4, 2011.  </ref>

<ref name="Living room MNN">Ward, Jamie (January 10, 2013). "B.J. Thomas To Release "The Living Room Sessions" With Special Guests". Music News Nashville. Retrieved January 13, 2013. </ref>

<ref name="Living room Allmusic">Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "B.J. Thomas The Living Room Sessions". Overview – Review. AllMusic. Retrieved February 13, 2013. Despite the preponderance of guests – Steve Tyrell, Etta Britt, and Sara Niemietz also appear, leaving just a third of the album to B.J. himself – this amiable acoustic album is a showcase for Thomas, who hasn't seemed to lose much vocally, and remains an engaging, friendly presence on record. </ref>

<ref name="Marx A Night Out">"Richard Marx – Keep Coming Back (Live)". Keep Coming Back to You. OfficialRichardMarx YouTube channel. Retrieved January 13, 2013. </ref>

<ref name= "Marx Christmas Spirit">"Richard Marx and Sara Niemietz: "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town"". Sara Niemietz YouTube channel. Retrieved January 13, 2013. </ref>

<ref name="Stetson 2012">Ogden, Namcy (August 10, 2012). "Credits". Credits: Stetson, Streetdog of Park City. Director Nancy Ogden's YouTube Channel. Retrieved January 15, 2013. </ref>

<ref name="Key of Eli">"Cast and Crew" (PDF). In The Key of Eli. Official Website: In The Key Of Eli. Retrieved January 13, 2013. </ref>

<ref name= "Grand Ole Opry">B. J. Thomas and Sara Niemietz (2013). BJ Thomas and Sara Niemietz reunited 17 years later at Grand Ole Opry. Grand Ole Opry: WrinkledRecords Official YouTube. Retrieved July 19, 2013. </ref>

<ref name="BurgerKing"> Powers, Amy; Gottwald, Lukasz; Maye, Marjorie; Wolf, Steve (2006). <span />PollyWorld<span /> (Media notes). Sara Niemietz. Miami, Florida: Burger King. Matrix / Runout: E604-06.  </ref>

<ref name="Akeela rotten tomatoes">"Akeelah and the Bee (2006)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved August 18, 2009. </ref>

<ref name="Akeela"> Bloomberg News (June 13, 2006). "Starbucks to Add Movie Products". New York Times. Retrieved March 12, 2012.  </ref>

<ref name="Marx Front Row" >"Front Row Center". 109 "Richard Marx: A Night Out with Friends". American Public Television. Retrieved May 30, 2012. In this concert, Marx takes us through his legendary career and brings along a few friends including Hugh Jackman, Matt Scannell, and Sara Niemietz. </ref>

<ref name="Zumic, This must be">Bershad, Brad. ""This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)" – Postmodern Jukebox ft Sara Niemietz (Talking Heads Cover) [YouTube Video]". Zumic. Archived from the original on August 22, 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015. </ref>

<ref name="NextBigThing 36">"Conversations Ep. 36 Sara Niemietz Returns!". 21 September 2015. Archived from the original on September 27, 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015. </ref>

<ref name="Taxi Outside">"Sara Niemietz - Taxi Outside - Official Music Video - New EP Available NOW". Official Sara Niemietz channel. 22 September 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015. </ref>

<ref name="CultureMap Hines BDay">Hodge, Shelby (23 September 2015). "A magical night to remember: Blow-out birthday party salutes Gerald Hines on his 90th". CultureMap Houston. Archived from the original on September 27, 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015. Here, Sara Niemietz sang with several back-up musicians, before catching the red-eye back to Los Angeles where she performed at one of the Emmy parties Sunday night. </ref>

<ref name="SCTV Governors Ball">Peeples, Stephen K. (24 September 2015). "SCV Entertainment Beat: Rock Universe at Vincenzo’s; New CD from Sara Niemietz". SCVTV. Archived from the original on 27 September 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015. </ref>

<ref name="BillBoard PMJ Hey Ya!">Malorie McCall, Malorie McCall (24 September 2015). "Postmodern Jukebox & Sara Niemietz Put a Retro Spin on Outkast's 'Hey Ya!': Watch". Billboard Magazine. Archived from the original on September 27, 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015. </ref>

<ref name="SCTV Governors Ball">Peeples, Stephen K. (24 September 2015). "SCV Entertainment Beat: Rock Universe at Vincenzo’s; New CD from Sara Niemietz". SCVTV. Archived from the original on 27 September 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015. </ref>

<ref name="SCV Babylon">Peeples, Sthephen K. (10 April 2015). "SCV Entertainment Beat: Summer Meltdown". SCVTV. Archived from the original on September 27, 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015. </ref>

<ref name="KHTS Babylon">Peeples Place (7 March 2013). "Sara Niemietz, Snuffy Walden Preview New Songs On SCVTV’S ‘House Blend’". Hometown Station : KHTS AM 1220. Archived from the original on September 27, 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015. </ref>

<ref name="Time Mag Hey Ya!">Grossman, Samantha (3 October 2015). "Listen to Outkast’s ‘Hey Ya!’ as a ’60s Soul Song". Time Magazine. Retrieved 3 October 2015. </ref>

<ref name="Next Big Sound">"Next Big Sound". Billboard magazine. 21 January 2012. Archived from the original on April 14, 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2016. </ref>

<ref name="2016 tour announce">Stephen K. Peeples (4 February 2016). "Santa Clarita Valley Entertainment Report: February 04, 2016". KHTS. Retrieved 5 February 2016. The YouTube superstar is just about to hit the road on her first tour of Great Britain, Scandinavia and Europe as lead singer of the group Postmodern Jukebox. </ref>

<ref name="Love Yourself video">"Love Yourself - Vintage 1920s Postmodern Jukebox Justin Bieber Cover ft. Sara Niemietz". Postmodern Jukebox. 21 January 2016. Retrieved 5 February 2016. </ref>

<ref name="Love Yourself Time Mag">Samantha Grossman (29 January 2016). "Listen to Justin Bieber’s ‘Love Yourself’ as a 1920s Jazz Number". Time Magazine. Archived from the original on February 5, 2016. Retrieved 5 February 2016. </ref>

<ref name="MS Theater 2015">Brian Feinzimer. "Postmodern Jukebox Performs At Microsoft Theater". Getty Images. Archived from the original on February 5, 2016. Retrieved 5 February 2016. Vocalist Sara Niemietz performs in Postmodern Jukebox at Microsoft Theater on December 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. </ref>

<ref name="House Blend Second Interview">Sthephen K. Peeples (1 March 2013). "House Blend | Episode 42: Sara Niemietz with Snuffy Walden". Santa Clarita, California: House Blend SCVTV. Archived from the original (Embedded video) on February 6, 2016. Retrieved 5 February 2016. </ref>

<ref name="EU 2016 Tour Sched">"Postmodern Jukebox comes to Europe in 2016!". FaceBook. ScottBradleeMusic. 21 November 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2016. </ref>

<ref name="AM FM Interview Dubai 2016">"EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH POST MODERN JUKEBOX’S SARA NIEMIETZ". AM FM Magazine. 23 February 2016. Archived from the original on March 13, 2016. Retrieved 13 March 2016. Niemietz continued her career in California with television roles, film roles, soundtrack productions, music videos and CDs. Known worldwide as Postmodern Jukebox’s striking frontwoman and for her solo YouTube music video releases (her recent Adele cover video has over 8 million views), we caught up with her on the way to Dubai for a performance with PMJ. </ref>

<ref name="The Prelude 2016">Dom Vigil (11 March 2016). "Q&A with Sara Niemietz". The Prelude Press. Archived from the original on March 13, 2016. Retrieved 13 March 2016. Already a month into the tour, she has seen Dubai and Ireland, and is currently trekking through the U.K., with tour plans all the way through June. With even more plans to release new music and covers this year, there are no signs of stopping for Sara Niemietz. </ref>

<ref name="The Morning Call">Jodi Duckett (13 November 2015). "REVIEW: Postmodern Jukebox off the charts with energetic, retro fun". Allentown, Pennsylvania: The Morning Call. Archived from the original on April 14, 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2016. </ref>

<ref name="MTV Ex and Oh">Mike Pell (12 April 2016). "This Cover Version Of Elle King's 'Ex's & Oh's' Will Blow You Away". United Kingdom: MTV. Retrieved 15 April 2016. </ref></references>

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