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Music Theater Works Presents RAGTIME

SKOKIE, Ill., Sept. 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Music Theater Works will present “Ragtime” at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) from October 29 through November 7, 2021 being the third production of the 2021 Season.

Legacy Launch Pad Publishing releases business book by navy captain-turned-entrepreneur Gene Moran

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing the second book by entrepreneur Gene Moran, founder and president of the consulting firm Capitol Integration. “Make Your Move: Charting Your Post-Military Career” (ISBN 978-1-951407797) synthesizes Moran’s experiences.

Thousands to Be Tattooed at 19th Annual Boston Tattoo Convention at Hynes Convention Center

BOSTON, Mass., Sept. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Boston Tattoo Convention announces its 19th annual gathering in the heart of downtown Boston! The event will be held this weekend Friday September 17 – 19, 2021 at the Hynes Convention Center.

MAGLITE and Trekin Outdoors! Partner to Encourage the Adventurous Outdoor Lifestyle and Use of MAGLITE Products During Those Adventures

ONTARIO, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MAGLITE and Trekin outdoors! have formed a partnership which will highlight the outdoor adventures of the Trekin Outdoors! team and will include the generous use of Trekin Outdoors! footage in the MAGLITE social media and offer fans of Trekin Outdoors! the chance to win MAGLITE products.

Beyond Baroque Announces Amanda Gorman Future Voices Poetry Fund

VENICE, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Beyond Baroque, one of the nation’s leading independent Literary Arts Centers, has announced the Amanda Gorman Future Voices Poetry Fund. The fund, named in honor of Beyond Baroque alumna and U.S. Presidential Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman, will provide $10,000 to young poets of color.

Malcolm-Jamal Warner Joins Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival as Celebrity Judge

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pompano Beach Arts is proud to announce that television icon Malcolm-Jamal Warner is joining the fourth annual “Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival” as a celebrity judge. The famed star of “The Cosby Show” and current hit “The Resident” will also be performing his poetry at the festival and sharing thoughts about his career during an Artist Talk.

Get Ready for New Licensed Character for Advertising and Toys: Here Comes Black Friday

MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The day after the American Thanksgiving Day holiday has long been considered the biggest shopping day of the year in the United States. Dubbed “Black Friday” for many reasons. Empire License, Inc. is now very excited to introduce to the world their very own version of Black Friday: “Black Friday” the character, in the formation of animation and plush dolls.

Balodana to compete as a finalist in the 2021 Go Global Awards

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 10, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The International Trade Council announced this week that fashion startup Balodana has been chosen as a finalist for its prestigious 2021 Go Global Awards. This global competition celebrates the companies that are driving the economy forward through their innovations, technologies and strategies.

Award-Winning Toastmaster Launches 2021 Burbank International Film Festival

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Award-winning Toastmaster Jeff Rector, of Toastmasters International District 52, invites film industry professionals and film enthusiasts to secure their VIP All-Access Passes to the Festival Screenings, Red Carpet Events, Parties and Closing Night Dinner & Gala Awards Show. The Burbank International Film Festival (BIFF) is proud to celebrate its 13th anniversary in the “Media Capital of the World.”

‘A Bleeding Sky’ Wins Push Global Entertainment’s 2021 Listening Party Las Vegas Charts iTunes Pop Charts

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Sept. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Push Global Entertainment is proud to have hosted “2021 Listening Party Las Vegas” a music performance competition in Las Vegas, Nevada that saw some of the brightest Rock, Hip-Hop and R&B rising stars compete for major label distribution and a marketing budget.

Legacy Launch Pad Publishing releases business book for female entrepreneurs by angel investor Mimi Maclean

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing the first book by angel investor, CPA, Columbia Business School alumni, non-profit founder and podcaster Mimi MacLean. “How to Be a Badass Female CEO: Slay the Competition and Reach the Top” (ISBN: 978-1951407681) is designed to help women succeed in male-dominated roles.

Highlighting New Acquisitions on View at the Museum of Sex, NYC

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Museum of Sex, NYC is proud to announce that as of September 1, 2021, Zoya Cherkassky’s drawing “Untitled” from her “Women Who Work” series and Louis Soubrier’s Siège D’Amour Love Chair will be on view in the second floor exhibition “Artifact [xxx]: Selections from Secret Collections.” The Museum recently acquired the chair from M S Rau LLC, New Orleans and the drawing from Fort Gansevoort Gallery, NYC for the permanent collection.

Monetary Metals Finances Jeweler’s Growth

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Monetary Metals announces a 150% increase in its financing of Gold Bullion International’s expansion of its 22- and 24-karat luxury gold jewelry collection, Auvere™. Gold Bullion International (GBI) is paying 4% on the gold lease. Leased inventory is off-balance sheet, and the jeweler avoids exposure to the price of gold.

GIA and AGS Award 2nd Annual Beatrice Shipley Scholarship to Ohio Jeweler

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Sept. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The second annual Beatrice Shipley Scholarship – created by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and the American Gem Society (AGS) in 2019 – was awarded to Rachel Burazer, a sales associate and custom designer at Argo & Lehne Jewelers, an AGS member store in Columbus, Ohio.

Greek American Author Releases New Memoir ‘Sophia’s Return’

SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The new book by author Sophia Kouidou-Giles, “Sophia’s Return: Uncovering My Mother’s Past” (She Writes Press – September 7, 2021 – ISBN: 978-1647421717 | $16.95. E-ISBN: 978-1647421724 | $9.95) follows a daughter’s journey to understand why her mother left their family home when the author was a seven-year-old child, without a good-bye or explanation.

Multi-Faceted Entertainer Vanessa Williams Spotlights New American Founding Figure Slave Heroine with Foreword in Creative Nonfiction Release, ‘Espionage and Enslavement in the Revolution’

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Multi-award-winning entertainer Vanessa Williams has penned a moving book foreword that shines the spotlight on an amazing tale of spying and slavery during the Revolutionary War while unveiling an unlikely heroine. “Espionage and Enslavement in the Revolution: The True Story of Robert Townsend and Elizabeth” by Claire Bellerjeau and Tiffany Yecke Brooks, is published by Lyons Press.

‘Human Dimension’ intensifies in Delta Tango Trilogy Book 2

NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 31, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Border Patrol Agent-to-be Layne Sheppard has met the girl of his dreams as The Delta Tango Trilogy continues with Book Two: “Felina’s Spell” (ISBN: 978-1631955457), released by Morgan James Publishing and available in stores and online now.

Cirsova Publishing to Collect Nearly-Lost Pulp Works of Julian Hawthorne

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cirsova Publishing will be collecting and restoring the nearly-lost All-Story Weekly fiction of Julian Hawthorne, son of famed American author Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Legacy Launch Pad Publishing Releases Memoir by Writer-Comedian and Widow of NFL Super Bowl Champion Nate Hobgood-Chittick

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing the first book by writer and comedian Kelsey Chittick. The hilarious and moving memoir, “Second Half: Surviving Loss and Finding Magic in the Missing” (ISBN: 978-1951407445), documents her experience losing her husband, NFL football player Nate Hobgood-Chittick, when he was 42 and then navigating love, loss and widowhood while raising two children.

Bre Maa Releases New EP that Promises Rap in its Purest Form

LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rap artist, Bre Maa, also known as “The Hood Celestial” or “T.H.C.” just announced the release of her debut EP – “Brightly Unveiling Majesty” (B.U.M.). With four tracks, this album is poised to quickly brighten the rap scene.

‘Get Laughs or Cry Trying with Ken Rudnick’ is official selection at Battle of the Sketches

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Get Laughs or Cry Trying” is a fresh digital sketch comedy series, releasing original sketches on 4K HD on YouTube every Sunday through January 16, 2022, followed by HD release the next day on Instagram. The second episode, “PostMurder” premiered July 25, 2021, and is an Official Selection of The 4th Annual Battle of the Sketches.

RodthaGreat’s ‘The Garden’ Hits the iTunes Charts with VIP Recordings

NEW YORK, N.Y. and ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 25, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RodthaGreat after recently signing a distribution deal with VIP Recordings, currently distributed by a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment, recently peaked the iTunes Hip-hop/Rap Song Charts at #57 with his release of “The Garden.”

Del Monte Group Launches A Place of Possibility™ Podcast Series Exploring the World of Wealth Management beyond Money

ALAMO, Calif., Aug. 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Greater Bay Area wealth management firm Del Monte Group announces the launch of “A Place of Possibility” podcast, co-hosted by Del Monte Group founder Richard Del Monte and partner and COO Angela Wright.

‘Beyond the Wheat Field – The Life-After-Life of Steve Jobs’ – A Compilation of After Life Communications with a Tech Icon

DENVER, Colo., Aug. 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tech alchemist, showman, and visionary Steve Jobs set the world on fire with his insight and involvement with some of the world’s greatest advancements in personal computer technology. A new book by Katherine Talley and Joy Lawrance recounts spiritual dialogues that Talley has had with Jobs since his passing.

EPIC Welcomes Peter Marshall – Further Strengthens Entertainment and Sports Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Peter Marshall has joined its Entertainment & Sports practice as Managing Principal, Media Services.

New Jersey Native Pop Singer-Songwriter EM Scores Top 20 Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart Single – ‘Hear Your Love’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an era starved for young Pop artists with something significant to share, singer/songwriter Em (Emily Wachspress) delivers with her music and her message in her latest album, “DEAR LIFE,” a ginger breeze of mood, truth, and soulful Pop. “This album represents a big chapter in my life of growth and empowerment,” says Em.

Modern Art Cartel Pushes the Boundaries of Art and Technology

TORONTO, Canada, Aug. 20, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What do you get when you mix multidisciplined, modern artists from around the world with a cutting-edge blend of technology and art? You get Modern Art Cartel. Modern Art Cartel is at the forefront of combining art with technology and has developed the world’s first AI digital artist, MysterioAI, that creates engaging NFTs (non-fungible token) or collectible digital assets.

International Branded Product Solutions Agency LR Paris Appoints Lee Rolnick as Head of Sales for North America

NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LR Paris announced the appointment of Lee Rolnick as Head of Sales for the North American Market. Founded in 1959, LR Paris is the leading agency providing fully integrated, Branded Products Solutions.

Executive Leadership and Transformation Coach Jovita Jenkins to Speak at Management and Leadership Skills Masterclass

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SNGroup announced today that International Executive Coach, Jovita Jenkins, will be featured as a distinguished speaker at the upcoming live webinar: “Critical Management Skills for Managers and Leaders Virtual Masterclass” to be held Nov. 16, 2021. Jenkins is the author of “Get Out Of Your Own Way” (ISBN: ‎978-0974988719).

Legacy Launch Pad Publishing Releases Memoir Connecting Family, Business and Faith

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing the first book by MH Equipment CEO John Wieland. “Uncommon Threads: Weaving a Life Through Family, Business and Faith” (ISBN: 978-1951407711) is equal parts self-deprecating and informative.

New Book, ‘Drunk Talk’ Is an Emotional Roller Coaster Ride with A Twist of Humor

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Authors Mike Davis and TL Banks are announcing their new book “Drunk Talk” (ISBN: 979-8675709625). “Drunk Talk” is a true original that keeps you laughing all the while being intrigued. “Since nobody listens to drunks, we decided to turn our rants into an entire book,” says Davis.

Launch Pad Releases First Book By Real Estate Mogul and Art Impresario Daniel Lebensohn

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Los Angeles based publishing company Launch Pad Publishing is celebrating the release of “The Art of the Real: Real Life, Real Relationships and Real Estate” (ISBN: 978-1951407629) – the debut memoir from Daniel Lebensohn.

African-American Woman College Student Retention Expert, Dr. Ezella McPherson Teaches Educational Institutions How to Retain and Graduate At-Risk Students

DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 9, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to U.S. News & World Report, 1 in 3 first-year college students will not return for their sophomore year. Dr. Ezella McPherson has retained 82% to 100% of at-risk first-year college students during her tenure. She shares more about her success with at-risk college students in her new book, “Real Outreach: A Practical Guide to Retaining and Graduating College Students” (ISBN: 978-1737273103).

Jam to Low-Down Blues with Hurricane Jerry Loos at the Westerwood Blueberries and The Blues Concert

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 4, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Westerwood Senior Living community is hosting a Blueberries & The Blues summer concert from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday, August 13, 2021, featuring local blues artist Hurricane Jerry Loos. Relax in the shade while you listen to low-down blues and celebrate the Columbus blueberry season with chilled blueberry limoncello cocktails and tasty treats created by Westerwood’s Chef Marshall.

Chris Spencer Announces ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ Returning for Sixth Season

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 4, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Having just returned from Belize to promote STEMREGEN®, a natural stem cell enhancer documented to increase the number of circulating stem cells, feature actor, comedian, writer and producer Chris Spencer is pleased to announce that everyone’s favorite husbands are coming back – the “Real Husbands of Hollywood” has been renewed for a sixth season by BET.

New Jersey Theatre Alliance Awarded Grant Through New Jersey State Council on the Arts as Part of the State’s Largest Appropriation in 55 Year History

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug. 4, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Jersey Theatre Alliance (“The Alliance”), one of the state’s largest arts service organizations, was recently awarded a grant through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (“NJSCA”). The awards announced last week were part of the largest state appropriation the Council has ever received in its 55-year history.

Cancer survivor and preemie mom release new book ‘Living The Mango-licious Life: Sips & Tips On Surviving & Thriving Beyond Seasons Of Adversity’

MIAMI, Fla., Aug. 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to the American Cancer Society, about 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. Of that number of new cases, it is estimated that about 43,600 women will die. It is said that 1 in 10 babies are born before being considered full-term. Amidst those grim statistics, get ready for a powerful story about one woman, author Tanya Wilson, who beat the odds.

Sampling innovator RJD2 and online music school Soundfly team up to release transformative new course on sampling and arranging

BROOKLYN, N.Y., July 27, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Instrumental hip-hop producer RJD2 has launched his first online course, made in partnership with music education platform Soundfly. This in-depth course guides students through RJD2’s unique approach to chopping and flipping records, and how he arranges samples into fully realized songs.

McGregor Pedals Introduces the Cozmic Fuzzball Pedal

VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada, July 27, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Boutique pedal company McGregor Pedals has launched its third pedal: The Cozmic Fuzzball. It follows on the heels of the McGregor’s previous pedals, the Crunch Transparent Overdrive, a single-channel, low-gain overdrive pedal for guitar and bass, released in December 2019 and the Crunch Plus Overdrive, a medium-gain version for guitar and bass released in December 2020.

Book Premiere for Former Convict Turned Multi-Millionaire Bikini Barista Mogul

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 27, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On July 31, 2021, Los Angeles based publishing company Launch Pad Publishing is celebrating the release of “Something Better’s Brewing: What I Learned From Prison, Parenthood and Pouring Coffee” (ISBN: 978-195140765) – the debut memoir from Sarah Birnel.