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Hollywood Burlesque Festival Offers Sweetheart Deal Just In Time for Valentine’s Day

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 8, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, last minute shoppers need not fret. The Hollywood Burlesque Festival is offering a sweetheart deal that includes a chance to win two VIP tickets and a 30% discount for anyone that buys at least two tickets. Heading into its 10th year, the Hollywood Burlesque Festival takes place March 17-19, 2023 at The Vermont Hollywood.

Houston Music Educator-Pianist Melvin Johnson Journeys to New Heights Through Family Wisdom in Debut ‘Little Red Wagon’

HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 6, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On February 17, 2023, Houston, Texas pianist/composer Melvin Johnson will offer a gift to the world with his debut album, “Little Red Wagon,” overflowing with musical narratives on family love and the life lessons they provide. Johnson, who once thought of himself as only a live performer, found a unique hunger for recording and production during COVID lockdown.

Children’s book author Diana Aleksandrova turns her struggles to become pregnant into children’s book bringing solace and hope to others

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Jan. 30, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Diana Aleksandrova has always wanted to be a mom, but after years of trying to become pregnant, that dream hasn’t come true yet. Inspired by her struggles and the legend about the storks bringing the babies, she writes “The Lazy Stork” (ISBN: 978-1953118264; May 2023; Dedoni).

The California Crime Writers Conference is back

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 24, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After going virtual in 2021 due to the pandemic, the California Crime Writers Conference (CCWC) is back with an in-person, two-day event to be held June 10-11, 2023 at the Hilton Los Angeles (Culver City). This premier conference offers panels and workshops on craft and the business of writing as well as opportunities for manuscript consultations and professional headshots at modest prices.

Covenant Winery Kicks off 20th Anniversary with Jazz Concert at City Winery in New York City

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. and BERKELEY, Calif., Jan. 24, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Covenant Winery, which highlights appellation driven wines from California and Israel, kicks off its 20th anniversary celebration on Sunday, February 5 at City Winery from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in New York City with a jazz concert led by winery founder and proprietor, Jeff Morgan, and friends.

Arlington Philharmonic to premiere 242 year-old work in upcoming concert

ARLINGTON, Mass., Jan. 23, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the United States premiere a composition written in 1781 by Marianna Martines, a student of Franz Joseph Haydn. Martines work is the overture to her oratorio “Isacco.” This edition by the Philharmonic Orchestra’s Music Director Orlando Cela aims to preserve as much as possible the intentions of the composer, and show the mastery of Martines.

Talent Competition and Charity Event Goes Global!

SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 23, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tori Belle Cosmetics announces its second annual Virtual TB’s Got Talent Charity Bash, airing Live, March 2, 2023 at 4 p.m. PT on the Tori Belle Cosmetics FB page and Tori Belle Cosmetics YouTube channel. The proceeds will provide grants for people and families in need through the National Organization for Women’s Safety Awareness (N.O.W.S.A.).

Nina G, one of the first stuttering comedians, records debut solo album and live show at the Alameda Comedy Club

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 19, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Thirteen years ago, Nina G made her debut as the first stuttering female comedian. Since then, she’s challenged the status quo of how people who stutter are perceived – onstage and off. So, in an industry that lacks speech diversity, Nina G’s unique voice will record both her first solo comedy album and comedy special on March 9, 2023 at the Alameda Comedy Club located in her hometown. The album is projected to come out later in the spring on the Punchline Records label with the comedy special to follow.

Sisters-in-Crime Los Angeles debuts new anthology, ‘ENTERTAINMENT TO DIE FOR’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 17, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sisters in Crime Los Angeles (SinC/LA) has announced the release of their new anthology, “Entertainment to Die For” (ISBN: 978-1970181388), with an introduction by award-winning novelist Sara Paretsky. Contributors to SinC/LA’s “Entertainment to Die For” include a lineup of mystery writers from southern California, Arizona, and Hawaii.

Activist Writer Exposes Inhumane Slaughter of Dolphins in New Book: The American Outsider

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 17, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Linbrook Press announces a new novel, “The American Outsider” (ISBN: 978-0977978038), authored by Homa Pourasgari, scheduled to be released January 23, 2023. It’s a story about the inhumane slaughter and torture of dolphins in Taiji, Japan, and addresses the complex nature of the Japanese culture. It’s written for anyone who cares about animal welfare and who hopes to make a difference.

Come grow with us as Triple Finale’s Short Story Audiobook Authors create fast moving storylines with a triple-ending twist

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 11, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Triple Finale L.L.C. has added an exhilarating twist to short stories as a form of entertainment, by developing a virtual platform for fast-paced trilogies. We offer an audiobook/eBook marketplace platform where individuals sell their triple-ending short stories online to generate extra income.

Friends for Infinity: The Detective John Hollis Series – A contemporary mystery novel seeking the ‘why’ instead of the ‘who’

PICKERING, Ontario, Canada, Jan. 11, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In Jennifer Gellel’s current “why-done-it” novel, “Friends for Infinity: The Detective John Hollis Series” (ISBN: 978-0228879626; August, 2022), after a woman turns up dead in a local children’s park, Detective John Hollis is quick to arrest the killer after a resident confesses, but he struggles to understand why this unlikely suspect has committed such a heinous crime.

‘Beat the hell out of Putin!’ Ukrainians have come up with a new stress relieving game, KICK THE PU

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 10, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Kick the Pu” (aka “Kick the Invader”), a brand-new stress relieving adventure game, is now available in mobile application stores from PRICERA DMCC. Players could make good use of the game, as it may help them blow off steam and release their negative emotions in a playful manner by beating up, firing a Javelin, or throwing a hand grenade at one of the world’s biggest anti-heroes and invaders.

Legacy Launch Pad Podcast Changes Podcast Name to ‘On Good Authority’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 10, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Legacy Launch Pad Publishing announced today that it is updating its publishing podcast name to “On Good Authority: Publishing the Book that Will Build Your Business.” The podcast, which has been named one of the best publishing podcasts by LA Weekly, Feedburner and Kindlepreneur, among others, has long been hosted by Launch Pad founder and New York Times bestselling author Anna David.

Author and Entrepreneur Tam MacPhee launches a new book and podcast

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Canada, Jan. 3, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Entrepreneur and author Tam MacPhee bares her soul in “From Under A Rock” (ISBN: 978-0228876076; Nov., 2022), a heartfelt memoir with which she shares her deepest memories. The book is already a hit, reaching the Amazon Best Sellers rank of #66 in Women’s Biographies on the Kindle Store. The ambitious author has also launched a new podcast and continues to offer life coaching services.

Surf is definitely up in Stefan Piccione’s new children’s book

MYSTIC, Conn., Jan. 3, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “The Surfing Mouse” (ISBN: 978-0228872313; Oct., 2022) is a new children’s story about a brave young mouse who overcomes his fear of surfing big waves. Everyone’s afraid of something, which is why author Stefan Piccione wanted to show audiences how determination, strength, and a strong belief in yourself can help you overcome your fears and achieve your goals.

Dressmaker Princessly Announced its 2023 Prom Dress Collection for the U.S. Market

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 29, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Princessly Co., Ltd. is pleased to present its 2023 collection of Prom Dresses for the United States. The acclaimed dressmaker and retailer known for specializing in exquisitely handcrafted women’s fashion goods unveils its 2023 collection, which includes 157 different flattering styles, 37 distinct colors, and a wide range of US sizes from US2 to US26W.

Legacy Launch Pad Publishing Releases Hybrid Family Memoir/Political Science Book That Warns Against Political Polarization

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 22, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is proud to release “Addictive Ideologies: Finding Meaning and Agency when Politics Fail You” (ISBN: 978-1956955491 (ebook); 978-1956955477 (paperback), 978-1956955484 (hardback)) the first book by life partners Dr. Emily Bashah and former Phoenix, Arizona mayor Paul E. Johnson.

‘Missing From Me’ chronicles a family’s experiences searching for a missing child, being left without closure, and continuing to look for answers

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, Dec. 15, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Heather Shtuka and her family lived a normal life until their eldest son Ryan Shtuka tragically disappeared one night after attending a house party. “Missing From Me” (ISBN: 978-0228880295; Nov., 2022) details their harrowing journey to find answers.

A Magical Gnome makes his way to earth – just in time for Christmas!

VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada, Dec. 15, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Magic is everywhere, you just have to believe. Follow Edy the gnome on his whimsical adventures in the human world, while he tries to save the last Golden Believer left on earth. “My Magical Gnome” (ISBN: 978-0228860136; Dec., 2022) by author Monika Blichar is a delightful storybook that can be enjoyed by the young and old alike!

The Pocket Queen Launches a Uniquely Modern Drumming, Production, and Branding Course on Soundfly

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Dec. 14, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Soundfly’s newest online course, “The Pocket Queen: Moving at Your Own Tempo,” is out today as part of the platform’s digital subscription library. This course, led by drummer, producer, and viral content creator, Taylor Gordon, aka The Pocket Queen, teaches modern rhythm and drumming concepts and music production, as well as strategies for finding one’s authentic creative self.

Comedy Veteran, Pierre, Gets Real About Race in Witty Stand Up Micro-Special HALF/TRUTHS Streaming on HypePlusTV.com

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 14, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tired of being misjudged and constantly proving himself in the Black community, biracial comedian and actor, Pierre Edwards (Pierre), speaks his truth in a witty stand-up micro-special on race titled “HALF/TRUTHS.” The thought-provoking film was released last week with the soft launch of Comedy Hype’s new streaming platform, HypePlusTV.com.

Bikini Empire Announces ‘Dress to Express’ Online Campaign to Raise Awareness of Women’s Mental Health, Self-Care and Individuality

NEW YORK, N.Y. and VANCOUVER, B.C., Dec. 14, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bikini Empire (BE), a Canadian luxury swimwear line, today announced an international campaign called “Dress to Express” to highlight “dopamine dressing,” a psychological, physiological and physical phenomena that ties how we feel to what we wear. BE’s goal is to educate and inform women that dressing in any type of clothing should focus on the belief that wearing what makes them feel good is more important than how they look.

Children of Dolores F. Kurzeka Honor Her by Publishing Her Book ‘Our Walk with Grandma’ After Her Passing

MURRIETA, Calif., Dec. 13, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The family of author Dolores F. Kurzeka is thrilled to announce the release of “Our Walk with Grandma” (ISBN: 978-1039145450, FriesenPress), her long-awaited children’s picture book about the beauty of family and nature. Written 20 years ago, Kurzeka was unable to find an illustrator before her passing. Her children continued the search and found the perfect illustrator Nichole Monahan, and brought the book to market to make their mom’s dream of publication come true.

A Tiny Angel finds her true purpose just in time for Christmas

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada, Dec. 12, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — John & Julie Stirling share their family tradition with the world in the new children’s book “The Tiny Angel” (ISBN: 978-0228860723). Originally, John Stirling created the story of “The Tiny Angel” in the 1970s for his children and future grandchildren. He believed people could obtain their goals in life by having the courage, support, and to have faith that they can.

‘My Father The Queen’ Wins Best LGBT Screenplay from Best Script Award – London

CYPRESS, Texas, Dec. 12, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Best Script Award – London selected “My Father The Queen” as the winner of the Best LGBT Screenplay during their Autumn 2022 competition. The screenplay was written by filmmaker Lisa N. Alexander, owner of PrettyWork Studios. It is her first feature work.

Fire Cornhole Recently Signed Sokal

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 8, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fire Cornhole recently signed Sokal, a Raleigh based advertising firm, as their agency of record. Sokal specializes in digital marketing and websites but will also offer their full list of services including, but not limited to, graphic design, video production, and media buying.

Designer John Robert Wiltgen Beats the Odds: ‘The Candy in My Pocket’ – An Inspirational Memoir About Designing Your Best Life

CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 2, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With holiday shopping just around the corner, John Robert Wiltgen’s riveting memoir “The Candy in My Pocket” (ISBN: 979-8986007007), is now available for the gift giving season. As a type 1 diabetic for more than 55 years, Wiltgen has been a successful business owner and now author whose memoir describes his journey of finding joy and success amidst a life riddled with obstacles and despair due to insulin-dependent diabetes.

New Book, ‘The Power of the Pen,’ Gives Insights into the World of Handwriting Analysis

SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 1, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With its first-ever published book, “The Power of the Pen: from the unconscious to the conscious” (ISBN: 978-1970181340), The American Handwriting Analysis Foundation (AHAF) showcases 23 unique perspectives on handwriting analysis and its modern uses. Each essay is penned by a respected handwriting analyst and explores topics such as handwriting research in the digital age, human resources, the effects of medication on handwriting, genealogy, deception, signature analysis, psychology, and so much more.

‘Achieving Life Satisfaction Is Our Ultimate Goal’ – Personal Development Writer Releases Inspiring Book On Finding Your Purpose

OTTAWA, Ontario, Nov. 28, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An inspiring story about finding your purpose and achieving happiness by tapping into three spheres: personal growth, family values, and career focus, “For A Better Chance At Life: Achieving Life Satisfaction” (ISBN: 978-0228880103; Tellwell Publishing) is a personal development novel by author Jonathan J. Woolverton.

Publishers Newswire announces annual Books to Bookmark List for Dec. 2022 – 10 Great Reads You’ve Likely Never Seen

TEMECULA, Calif., Nov. 24, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Publishers Newswire (PNW), a news publisher covering books, music and software launched in 2004, has announced its annual “books to bookmark” list of 10 new and interesting reads from small publishers and self-published authors in North America published in 2022. These books are often overlooked due to not coming from major traditional book publishing houses.

Christmas at Schnepf Farms 2022 Opens in Queen Creek the Day After Thanksgiving

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz., Nov. 23, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s the time of year when Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek transforms into a magical winter wonderland. The east valley mainstay has partnered for the fourth year with World of Illumination – known for producing the largest drive-through light shows in the world – to present Christmas at Schnepf Farms, opening to the public on November 25, 2022.

World of Illumination Opens Today in Salt Lake City with an All-New Holiday Light Show

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. 23, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — World of Illumination, the producer of the world’s largest drive-through animated light show, is coming to Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City this holiday season. With this addition, the company adds its sixth location to its lineup of shows in the United States. Visitors to the Utah show will experience Arctic Adventure, an out-of-this-world holiday extravaganza.

A Threat Is Coming – Only He Can Stop It: Fantasy Writer Releases Thrilling Tale Of Heroes and Foes in ‘Beginning of Arrogance’

TORONTO, Ontario, Nov. 22, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A fantastical story set in a world where paladins are heroes and the champions of the gods finds itself in the shadow of a looming threat. Their only choice? To rely on the services of an uneducated, incapable and stubborn paladin named Krell, whose adventures we follow in the fantasy novel “Beginning of Arrogance” (ISBN: 978-0228868668; Tellwell) by Bryan Cole.

Celebrate World Television Day With a Visit to the Scientology Network

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 21, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Curious about Scientology? In honor of World Television Day November 21, with the UN noting the increasing impact of the medium on the lives of people everywhere, the Church of Scientology welcomes viewers to satisfy their curiosity about Scientology and learn the truth about the world’s youngest major religion.

Lowell Chamber Orchestra’s December performance contemplates immigration, history

LOWELL, Mass., Nov. 21, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nearly forty percent of Americans can trace at least one ancestor to Ellis Island, and the Lowell Chamber Orchestra will present a work based on three actual stories of the famous islands that encompass the immigrant experience. “Island of Peoples” is free and open to the public, and will take place on: Saturday, December 17, 2022.

DigitalSelf Announces Partnership with 305 Films to Sponsor Vibes Basel at Art Basel

MIAMI, Fla., Nov. 18, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DigitalSelf®, Gil Green and 305 Films are pleased to announce their partnership to present the 9th annual Vibes Basel. DigitalSelf is the Title Sponsor for Vibes Basel, under the creative direction of Gil Green, at Art Basel at Supercar Rooms Miami on Friday, December 2, 2022.

Azarus Introduces Sponsored Play and Earn Overlay Games to Streams with Themed Trivia

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Azarus has expanded its reach as the pioneer of livestreaming interactivity with a new Overlay Games platform allowing streamers to play along with their fans live and earn rewards. Founded in 2018, Azarus is rolling out an upgrade to its Overlay Games platform to enable streamers and brands to activate massive live audiences through Overlay Games on any streaming platform.

The World’s Largest Drive-Through Animated Light Show Opens Three Shows in the Valley

PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 16, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — World of Illumination, the producer of the world’s largest drive-through animated light show, announced its lineup of new theme parks for the 2022 holiday season and headlining the list are three Arizona locations. World of Illumination is constructing its larger-than-life holiday light event in the parking area of Six Flags in Phoenix, and Tempe Diablo Stadium.

World of Illumination Returns to the Atlanta Metro Area for Third Consecutive Year of Holiday Magic

MARIETTA, Ga., Nov. 16, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — World of Illumination, the producer of the world’s largest drive-through animated light show, announced its lineup of new events for the 2022 holiday season and headlining the list is Marietta, Georgia. World of Illumination is constructing its larger-than-life holiday light show in the parking area of Six Flags White Water.