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Stutterers Showcase Stand-Up Comedy Skills at National Stuttering Association Conference

CHICAGO, Ill., June 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As part of the 35th annual National Stuttering Association conference, a group of talented comedians will stand up for stuttering in “NSA Laughs!” Headlining the show is Nina G, an 8-year, stand-up comedy veteran and professional speaker. This stand-up comedy show is open to the public and is scheduled for July 5 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.

Accio Motion releases Flying Fu – new family-friendly martial arts mobile game is designed to test your patience

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 6, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Accio Motion LLC, a rising star in the production and publishing of mobile games, announced today the release of its new family friendly martial arts game: Flying Fu. Available now on the App Store and Google Play.

Media Mogul Mona Scott-Young Announces the Launch of Monami Direct and the Release of Debut Novel, ‘BLURRED LINES’

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 4, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mona Scott Young, Executive Producer of VH1’s hit franchise “Love & Hip Hop” and CEO of Monami Entertainment, announces the launch of straight-to-consumer digital platform, Monami Direct, in conjunction with the release of her debut novel, “Blurred Lines” (ISBN: 978-1939126313). “Blurred Lines” is co-written by New York Times bestselling author and television producer Courtney Parker.

‘The (Original) Adventures of Ford Fairlane’ debuts at Noir At The Bar

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 4, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author Rex Weiner will debut “The (Original) Adventures of Ford Fairlane” (ISBN: 978-1945572807) his gritty tales featuring private eye Ford Fairlane, the music industry’s “rock n roll detective,” at Noir At The Bar on June 10 at 7 p.m. The event brings together crime fiction fans with crime fiction authors reading from their work at the Mandrake Bar, Los Angeles.

FemYoga is Changing the Live Streaming Game – Again!

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y., June 1, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In 2017, FemYoga changed the live streaming game by implementing the “viewer sponsorship” monetization model. Rather than seek to monetize through ad revenue or company sponsorships, FemYoga is viewer funded. The content is free to the public – but to keep the channel going and growing, the audience chooses to “sponsor” at their website FemYoga.com.

Addiction Recovery Imprint Acquires Memoir by First Time Author David Griggs

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 30, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Addiction recovery imprint Zephyr Bookshelf announced today that it’s publishing a brand-new title this winter: “Taming the Wild Things in My Head” by first-time author David H. Griggs.

Whiteflash Named 2018 BBB Pinnacle Award Winner

HOUSTON, Texas, May 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash Inc., top tier retailer of ideal diamonds and fine bridal jewelry, has just been named winner of the prestigious Better Business Bureau 2018 Pinnacle Award – the BBB’s top honor for excellence in quality control, customer care, and community service. The annual competition involves retail jewelers from all across the greater Houston area, the fourth largest market in America. Whiteflash has now earned the top honor from the BBB for an unprecedented three out of the past seven years.

South Bronx Culture Trail Festival 2018: Somos Unidos, Experience the rich culture of the South Bronx

BRONX, N.Y., May 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education and Bronx Music Heritage Center are proud to present the South Bronx Culture Trail Festival 2018: Somos Unidos. This fun, family-friendly festival celebrates the rich cultural contributions of the communities that make the South Bronx their home. In partnership with community based organizations, city agencies and charities, multiple events will be held May 31 through June 23, 2018 uniting communities, arts, culture, and wellness.

Eberhard & Co. at COUTURE-Time Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev., May 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Eberhard & Co. and Beaugeste Luxury Brands – the Brand’s agent and representative in the United States – will participate in the next edition of Couture-Time Las Vegas, the great exhibition hosting the most important luxury watch brands and America’s top retail community, in an exclusive and luxurious setting.

EyeBuyDirect Announces ‘Buy 1 Give 1’ Initiative, Will Donate a Pair of Glasses with Every Order

AUSTIN, Texas, May 9, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EyeBuyDirect, the online prescription eyewear retailer, announced today a “Buy 1 Give 1” Program that donates a pair of prescription glasses to someone in need worldwide for every transaction made through the online retailer. As a part of the Essilor Group, this new initiative directly supports Vision for Life, a social impact fund giving access to vision care to the most underserved communities worldwide.

7th Annual ‘A Good Ol’ Fashioned Hoedown’ Presented by The Right Step, Inc.

LITTLETON, Colo., May 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Right Step, Inc., a Colorado non-profit, is thrilled to announce the 7th Annual “Good Ol’ Fashioned Hoedown.” Since 2008, The Right Step has served over 300 clients and families with physical, emotional, behavioral abilities and disabilities ranging from autism to traumatic brain injury. The Right Step has over 1,500 volunteers since 2013 and currently operates with over 200 volunteers. Last year’s Hoedown attracted over 200 people and earned over $13,000.

First and Only Company in Pensacola Earns B Corporation Certification

PENSACOLA, Fla., May 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — idgroup, a Pensacola-based brand transformation firm, has earned certification as a B Corporation, an acknowledgment of the company’s commitment to social and environmental ethics, transparency and accountability. idgroup joins over 2,200 Certified B Corporations globally – including 18 others in Florida – that have met the rigorous standards that measure a company’s impact on its employees, suppliers, community, and the environment.

National Infertility Week culminates with release of documentary film, ‘The Empty Womb’

SANTA FE, N.M., May 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Award-winning filmmaker, Betsy Chasse, announces inaugural release of her eagerly anticipated documentary, “The Empty Womb,” marking the end of National Infertility Week. A depiction of the griefs infertility, “The Empty Womb” film features humanitarian artist, Robbi Firestone, who shares her infertility/IVF journey through art; “The Empty Womb” museum installation.

CES MMA continues East Coast Takeover May 4 with New York debut of Oyster Bay Welterweight John Gotti III

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 1, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CES MMA launches its New York division on May 4, 2018 with “CES MMA NY,” a star-studded event at The Space at Westbury Theater, featuring Bellator veterans Matthew Secor of Glens Falls, Kenny Foster of Corona and the debut of Oyster Bay welterweight John Gotti III.

Aubade Publishing to Release Three Books in Late Summer 2018

NASHUA, N.H., April 30, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This summer, Aubade Publishing is scheduled to release three books: “Sadie in Love” (ISBN: 978-0984549412), a novel by Rochelle Distelheim; “Paricutin: The Miracle of Daniel Pulido” (ISBN: 978-0984549436), a novel by Jerome John Dobson; and “The Annotated Murder of One” (ISBN: 978-0984549450), a collection of poems by Jared Pearce.

Jailed Actor Steve Comisar Finally Gets His Freedom

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On April 27, 2018, actor and con man Steve Comisar returns to Hollywood to resume his acting career after finally finishing his federal prison sentence. With the help of A-list actors, agents, directors and producers, Comisar will immediately begin taking on acting roles in motion pictures.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival Closing film ‘High & Outside : a baseball noir’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and DUBUQUE, Iowa, April 24, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — High and Outside, LLC announces “High & Outside : a baseball noir” film is the Closing film at the Julien International Film Festival in Dubuque, Iowa where “Field Of Dreams” was filmed. Moviemaker magazine named it “One of the 25 coolest film festivals in the World.”

East Bay Law Office, Absolute Trust Counsel, Launches Podcast, Absolute Trust Talk

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., April 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Greater Bay Area estate planning firm Absolute Trust Counsel announces the launch of the Absolute Trust Talk podcast. Absolute Trust Talk launches as a new avenue to educate clients and prospects on a wide variety of trending business and financial wellness topics and how they can make better-informed decisions when planning for the future.

Uproar Entertainment Releases 3rd Stand-Up Comedy CD from Adam Hunter ‘Still Broke’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment announces the release of “Still Broke” by Adam Hunter. Recorded live at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash. “Still Broke” is the third Stand-Up Comedy CD Uproar has produced by Adam Hunter. A talented performer and writer, Hunter has performed all over the world. (VIDEO)

26-Year-Old David Busby Survives Gun Violence and Lands Debut Role on Bounce TV’s ‘Saints and Sinners’

ATLANTA, Ga., April 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When viewers watch young, upcoming actor David Busby in his debut recurring role on the third season of Bounce TV’s sizzling series “Saints and Sinners,” they are witnessing the passion of a young man who has had his own personal run-in with real life saints and sinners. Working alongside the show’s veteran stars, including Vanessa Bell Calloway, Clifton Powell, and Keith Robinson most would never guess that twice in two years, the determined 26-year-old thespian almost lost his life to street gun violence.

Ballin’ 4 Peace Celebrity Charity Basketball Tournament Founded by Former Pro Ball Player H2O, Returns to Queens, NY April 21

QUEENS, N.Y., April 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — H2O Basketball announces the BALLIN’ 4 PEACE CELEBRITY CHARITY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Founded by Queens native and Former Division 1, International Pro Basketball Player, Haron “H2O” Hargrave; returns to ELMCOR YOUTH & ADULT ACTIVITIES CENTER in Corona, Queens, N.Y., this Saturday, April 21, 2018.

Barbara Corcoran of Shark Tank to be Keynote Speaker at EMRG Media’s Annual 2018 New York Event Planner Expo

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This year EMRG’s Media Event Planner Expo in New York City has been extended to two days of networking and education for those in the event planning industry. The event will kick off on October 2, 2018 with an educational series at TKP New York Conference Center followed by a day of meeting with exhibitors on October 3 at Metropolitan Pavilion.

David Benoit Conducts Film Scores ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ ‘Whiplash,’ Jazz and Classical Great Works with Asia America Youth Symphony

TORRANCE, Calif., April 13, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Grammy-nominated DAVID BENOIT will lead the prestigious ASIA AMERICA YOUTH SYMPHONY through a varied program featuring music from “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Whiplash,” and works by Tchaikovsky, Bizet and original works by Benoit himself, 8 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2018 at the James R. Armstrong Theater.

Sam Pocker Announces the New Album ‘Sam Pocker Sings Juliana Hatfield’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 13, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sam Pocker is thrilled to announce the release of his sixth album, “Sam Pocker Sings Juliana Hatfield,” available everywhere on Friday April 13, 2018. It is a 1970s-style answer record to the newly released “Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John.” It features three Juliana Hatfield classics re-imagined as 12-inch disco records.

KINONA Names Nathan Boroff to Board of Advisors

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KINONA, a collection of flattering, modern women’s golf apparel designed to bring feminine sensibility to women’s golf, announced today that Nathan Boroff, former TravisMathew Apparel CFO, has joined its Board of Advisors.

Vocalist Sandra Booker Tributes Sarah Vaughan at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Jazz Grill

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 11, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When jazz vocalist Sandra Booker first burst onto the Los Angeles music scene in the ’90s, the comparisons to the legendary Sarah Vaughan came fast and furious. Her stirring, soulful renditions didn’t just mimic the melodious icon, they seemed to channel her. On Sunday, April 22, Booker will pay a unique homage to her muse with “Forever Sassy: The Divine Music of Sarah Vaughan” at the Vibrato Jazz Grill.

Luna Wear Releases World’s First Illuminating Athletic Apparel Line

MIAMI, Fla., April. 10, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Luna Wear, a fashion technology startup based out of Miami Florida, has released the world’s first ever machine washable and dryable, fashionable, illuminating athletic apparel line. Powered by a USB rechargeable lithium battery, Luna Wear’s super bright patented Luna illuminating material provides safety for outdoor runners.

Sparktacular FX Machines Reveals New Line of Cold Spark Technology Products, Prepares to Revolutionize the Entertainment Industry

PALM BEACH, Fla., April 9, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Palm Beach-based pyrotechnics company Sparktacular FX Machines today announced three new Cold Spark Technology (CST) pyrotechnic simulators scheduled to drop in early June. These new patented and trademarked CST machines use Spark Pack Granules that are heated and propelled into the air and react with oxygen to produce the spark effect that has previously only been seen in Gerb pyrotechnics.

Patrick Macdonald-King Joins Hyperion Media Group as Strategic Advisor

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 6, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Exiting his role as Prime Focus Technologies President after completing his earn out and roll-out of the company’s award-winning DAX Platform, Patrick Macdonald-King has agreed to join the Advisory Board of film and tech finance firm Hyperion Media Group to help create a fund focused on content, and the intersection of content and technology.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘PIRATES’ dock in Long Beach May 11-20

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Children’s Theatre of Long Beach (CTLB), Art in Relation (AIR) and the Scottish Rite Event Center present a historic, hilarious family friendly farce featuring silly pirates, bumbling policemen, and nervous naive young lovers – Gilbert & Sullivan’s rollicking musical masterpiece, “The Pirates of Penzance,” comes alive at the beautiful Ernest Borgnine Theatre at the Scottish Rite Event Center of Long Beach May 11 – May 20, 2018.