Entertainment News - Page 42

Page 42 of Entertainment News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



DAVIDESIGNED Begins Accepting Appointments for New Customers

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DAVIDESIGNED, Couture Designer has recently completed renovations on his new workspace to allow for completely private consultations with new customers; particularly those needing to avoid the ‘public eye,’ such as celebrities, political dynamos and high caliber businesswomen. The new addition to his quarters in Beverly Hills, California, makes it possible to afford customers his trademark Exclusive Prive’ service while avoiding the common hassles of the usual commercial building atelier.

Brain Grenade Entertainment Announces the Release of D.a. Thompson’s CD ‘Disclaimer’ and Seattle Release Party on August 18th, 2009

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brain Grenade Entertainment (BGE) proudly announces the release date and CD Release Party for D.a. Thompson’s new extended play album titled ‘Disclaimer’ on Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 at Galerias in Seattle, Washington. The first single off of D.a. Thompson’s EP is entitled, ‘Just you and me.’

New Book Now Available: A Desperado’s Daily Bread

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In this first book of a much-anticipated literary series, Konrad Ventana draws back the curtains and throws open a window to a perennial drama with a depth of language that can only be described as symphonic. ‘A Desperado’s Daily Bread: Book One of the Post-Lux Trilogy’ (ISBN: 978-0595521548, paperback) is a riveting drama that follows the trail of a Western outlaw biochemist of the subterranean territories.

Personal Messages Sent into Space at the Speed of Light

LONDON, U.K. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SentForever are letting people transmit free messages into deep space through their Web site to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the moon landings. When transmitted, these messages travel at the speed of light, which is 670 million miles per hour. After just 8 minutes the messages pass by the sun and 5 1/2 hours later pass Pluto. In just 14 hours the messages overtake the Voyager 1 probe, which is the most distant man-made object from Earth.

Central South Distribution, Inc. Makes Historical Merger with Lataillade Entertainment and Ruff Town Entertainment Group

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Central South Distribution, Inc., which has been the number one independent faith based record distributor in the world for the past decade, has formed a partnership with Lataillade Entertainment, headed by contemporary gospel label / publishing / marketing guru Vicki Mack-Lataillade and her husband, Claude Lataillade, and Grammy® nominated songwriter producer Rene Moore, head of Ruff Town Entertainment Group. The multi-million dollar stock purchase marks the first time in history that African Americans will have a principal stake and partnership in a major contemporary music distribution company.

Pitch Control – Houston Hip-Hop in Focus

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Houston has always been a hotbed of left-field musical talent, says Pitch Control TV. They have always done things their own way down south, and for that they should be applauded. But what was once the home of alternative country pioneers is now the center of one of the most vibrant and exciting hip hop scenes in the land. And that scene is captured brilliantly on the new DVD from talented filmmaker Ariel Santschi – ‘Pitch Control Mixtape Volume 3.’

HoustonGuitar Releases New Online Guitar Lesson Series

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Houston Guitar Lessons has released a new streaming video lesson series for beginning and intermediate guitarists, available by monthly subscription. There are over 270 separate practice videos in the lesson series. Greg Varhaug, a professional guitar teacher and the creator of the series, says that the amount of time it takes to master beginner’s guitar is not a matter of weeks or months, but hours. Most people can complete the program with less than 25 hours of actual practice time.

Cut Expenses and Budget by Eating Out at Home

SUMTER, S.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Recipe-Robot, a newly-launched Web site, announces a service that not only saves people money, but also gives them easy access to copycat recipes so they can cook their favorite restaurant-quality meals at home.

The Oracle Group Announces The NAACP Centennial Author Pavilion Themed 100 Years 100 Authors in New York City

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The NAACP Centennial Author Pavilion welcomes National Bestselling Authors, Diahann Carroll, Hill Harper, Chris Gardner, Tiki Barber, Terry McMillan, Carl Weber, Chef Jeff Henderson, Stephen L. Carter, Dr. Dorothy Height, Sharon Draper and Walter Mosley to New York City to Celebrate 100 Years of Bold Dreams and Big Victories. The NAACP Author Centennial Author Pavilion Themed ‘100 Years, 100 Authors’ will bring an exciting mix to New York City, July 13th through 15th, 2009.

Overwhelming Success Out of The Ruins for WhiteFlash

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The results are in! In a contest based on the hit Fox Searchlight Pictures film ‘My Life In Ruins,’ WhiteFlash.com, the internet’s premier online jewelry retailer, found their site flooded with close to 12,000 hopeful winners of a diamond right hand ring.

BONE FIRE Smokehouse Invites BBQ Fans to Cast their Votes on ‘LIVE with Regis and Kelly’

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LIVE with Regis and Kelly’s producers are kicking-off a nationwide search for the best grill recipe and they’re asking their viewers for help with the ‘Ultimate Hometown Grill Off.’ One regional chef has a good chance, but needs your help. Erich Soll, Executive Chef at BONE FIRE Smokehouse in Downtown Kingsport, Tenn., has been selected as having one of the top 5 ribs recipes in the nation, with his succulent Smoked Ribs with Fightin’ Irish Whiskey Sauce.

New Art Book Combines Chaos, God and Sex with Digital Imaging: ‘Fractopia’ by Christopher Simmons

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Christopher Simmons’ ‘Fractopia’ (ISBN: 978-0-9710555-0-6, hardcover – limited edition, Neotrope Press), collects the best of Simmons’ abstract images created by combining fractal imagery with photographic effects, textures and hand-applied layers. This special edition includes a video DVD with slide show of all images found in the book. Some of the art has been called sexual in nature, including the piece called ‘godheart.’

LegalizeFerrets’ YouTube Video Contest – Voting Starts June 29th through July 4th

LA MESA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LegalizeFerrets.org, an organization of people interested in legalizing ferrets in California, is conducting their second annual YouTube Video Contest. Nine videos have been entered and the only prize is $500 cash. Legalize Ferrets is conducting an Environmental Impact Report as required from the California Department of Fish and Game. Their mailing list and support continue to grow and the video contest is a great expression of the hope, pain and fear California ferret enthusiasts live with.

As Unemployment Continues to Climb, Many Parents Are Concerned About the Cost of Preschool Tuition

MESA, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the unemployment rate climbs to over 9 percent (according to Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Employment Situation: May 2009), many financially strained families may feel pressure to send their young children to preschool. Authors Renee and Mike Mosiman help those parents who choose not to send their young children to school in their new book, ‘The Smarter Preschooler: Unlocking Your Child’s Intellectual Potential’ (ISBN: 978-0-9816426-5-9).

The Vegan Monologues asks the Burning Question: Is that a Carrot in your Pocket?

BALTIMORE, Md. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Apprentice House announces publication of its latest book, ‘The Vegan Monologues’ (ISBN 9781934074367), which guides readers through the world of being vegan, traveling life’s path as an herbivore in a treacherous world of carnivores. Whether explaining how vegetarian guys get the girls, exploring an addiction to Chinese takeout, or being sequestered in the ‘garden salad zone,’ author Ben Shaberman’s gentle sense of humor sheds light on what it means to go meatless.

Lemonheads Co-Founder Comes Full Circle: Ben Deily’s Varsity Drag Joins Evan Dando’s The Lemonheads for NYC Show

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nearly 20 years after leaving cult band The Lemonheads to return to college and ‘try to become a grown up,’ co-founder and certified grown up Ben Deily has come full circle: his new band Varsity Drag makes their New York City debut this Thursday at the Bowery Ballroom, sharing the bill with old friend Evan Dando and The Lemonheads.

Memorial Diamonds Deliver Eternal Life

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — From ashes to diamonds: Algordanza, a Switzerland-based company, memorializes deceased loved ones through the creation of innovative memorial diamonds. Algordanza’s memorial diamonds are the result of a finely-tuned process whereby the ashes or hair from a deceased loved one are turned into genuine human diamonds that will last forever.

Why Are Disney and Jonas Bros Fans Anticipating 2nd Season of Potty-Mouthed Comedy? Because They Shouldn’t Be

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tweens, teens and adults alike have been anxiously awaiting the sophomore season of the wacky politically-incorrect comedy with a heart, also known as Poor Paul, produced by Eye Scream Films. These same fans are also excited for the premiere of the Disney Channel’s Princess Protection Program which happens to star Poor Paul’s Kevin G. Schmidt (Young and the Restless, Cheaper by the Dozen) and Samantha Droke (Suite Life of Zack & Cody).

New Book Urges Colorado Law Enforcement to Reexamine JonBenet Ramsey and Other Cold Case Files

DENVER, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author and retired detective, Jim Benish, announces the release of a new book, ‘Closed Eyes: Who’s Killing Our Children?’ (ISBN: 978-0-982-4249-0-2). In the book, the author examines the murder cases of two Colorado children – Tracy Neef and Alie Berrelez – and discovers striking similarities to the JonBenet Ramsey murder. He discusses a possible suspect and explains the connections.

Jimmy Jazz Continues to Expand in North Carolina Market

BROOKLYN, N.Y. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jimmy Jazz, a leading urban clothing and footwear retailer, will be adding 2 more stores in the state of North Carolina. The new locations will be opening on June 18th at Carolina Place Mall in Pineville and Charlotte’s Northlake Mall. Since the start of 2009, Jimmy Jazz has added stores in Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem. Other locations in the North Carolina market include Fayetteville, Cary and Greensboro.

Trance Fury Releases Music CD to Promote Environmental Awareness

RALEIGH, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an effort to raise environmental awareness, Trance Fury, a TFR Records artist, recently released ‘Mother Earth and Father Time.’ The CD has gained national attention and the Weather Channel is currently featuring the track, ‘Carolina Shore,’ on its Local on the 8s from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. All tracks evoke a sense of time and place. This new age-style music, often associated with environmentalism, is intended to create inspiration, encourage relaxation and to promote positive feelings.

Snow White Contemplates Suicide – Filmmaker set to take Snow White to the Dark Side

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A dark and brooding adaptation of the classic fairy tale, Snow White, will go into production this October. Several horror/fantasy film blogs broke the news about the new independent film production from Goodnight Film earlier this month. Connecticut filmmaker A.D. Calvo will introduce a much darker twist to the original Grimm fairytale, incorporating such controversial – but sadly topical and relevant – themes as drug abuse and teen suicide.

Streaming Movies, TV, and Music Industry Will Generate $78 Billion Over Six Years, says Insight Research Corp.

BOONTON, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Streaming video and music distributed across the Internet, an IP TV network, or a mobile handset will generate more than $78 billion in network-derived and content-derived revenue into the U.S. markets over the next six years, according to a new market research study from The Insight Research Corporation. Streaming media refers to the transmission of digital audio and video files over an IP network or wireless network in real time or on-demand, while prohibiting users from storing the files locally.

Brewer Petitions White House for ‘Beer Nutrition Czar’ Position

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Publisher Bob Skilnik, president of Gambrinus Media, announced his candidacy today for the role of United States ‘Beer Nutrition Czar.’ President Obama might soon be looking for another Czar who can help clarify the innumerable misconceptions about beer’s historic role as a beverage of moderation, hopes Skilnik (although he has little faith that the President won’t be able to resist saying ‘more taxes’ and ‘beer’ in the same sentence).

First time ever Andy Warhol and Steve Kaufman (teacher and his assistant – student) are having a Pop Art Show in Las Vegas July 4th

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Centaur Art Galleries is pleased to present the art work of Andy Warhol, who passed away in 1987, and his former assistant, Steve Kaufman. The exhibition of the ‘Master’ and his ‘student,’ reunited at last and exhibited together, is Centaur Art Galleries’ most ambitious undertaking in more than 20 years.

Girls Write Now Spring Reading to Feature Today’s Amy Robach and Author Jean Thompson

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Girls Write Now (GWN), New York’s premier creative writing and mentoring organization for high school girls, today announced its annual spring reading, the culmination of another year of developing New York’s best young writers. On Sunday, June 14, please join us for an afternoon with participants in the program and the women who inspire them — featuring Amy Robach, National Correspondent for NBC’s Today and National Book Award Nominee Jean Thompson, whose new book is ‘Do Not Deny Me’ (ISBN: 978-1416595632).

Publishers Newswire Announced Today its Latest List of Books to Bookmark, for the First Half of 2009

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Publishers Newswire, an online resource for small publishers, as well as lesser known and first-time book authors, has announced its latest semi-annual ‘Books to Bookmark’ list, for the first half of 2009. This list is a round-up of new and interesting books which are often missed due to not originating from ‘big name’ authors, or major New York book publishing houses.

Running of The Bulls in New Orleans! Year Three!

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — From July 6-14th the town of Pamplona, Spain becomes a daredevil’s paradise, when people gather for Sanfermines. Many may not know it by that name, but they are sure to know about its main attraction: the Running of the Bulls (encierro). New Orleans now hosts its own homage to this event from July 10-12th, called the San Fermin in Nueva Orleans festival (SFNO), brought to you by Nola Bulls, LLC.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Selects North Plains’ Media Asset Management Solution to Access, Repurpose and Distribute its Digital Files

TORONTO, Ont. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — North Plains Systems, Inc., the leading provider of digital asset management (DAM) and media asset management (MAM) software solutions, today announced that Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) has selected TeleScope™ for its centralized digital asset repository. The new system will enable TBS, Inc. to develop a standalone system that can seamlessly integrate with other digital asset management solutions already in place within its corporate family, also based on TeleScope.

Bookhouse Group Selected for BDO Seidman, LLP, Commemorative History

ATLANTA, Ga., June 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Corporate and organizational custom publishing expert Bookhouse Group has the privilege of being selected as publisher for the one-hundred-year commemorative book of BDO Seidman, LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional services organizations. The firm evaluated a group of competitive bids before choosing the twenty-year provider of museum quality history books to begin its project in June for delivery by September 2010.

Radical Challenges Set for Questing Spiritualists

CHAUMONT, N.Y., June 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A book aimed at helping individual students walk a path through metaphysics, to understand and read sacred energies, learn from spirits, including loved ones in the Afterlife and practice astral projection, is the latest work of Mystic Spiritualist Robert Egby. Entitled ‘The Quest of the Radical Spiritualist – The Journey Home’ (ISBN: 978-0-615-29196-3), the book sets new challenges for the individual Spiritualist, creating new thoughts and offering new philosophies for the future.

Written by Parents, Drawn by the Kids, VHL Family Alliance Announces the First Guide for Kids Dealing with Hereditary Cancer Syndromes: The VHL Handbook Kids’ Edition

BOSTON, Mass., June 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The VHL Family Alliance (VHLFA) announced today that the very first ‘VHL Handbook Kids’ Edition’ (ISBN: 978-1-929539-02-4) is now available at Amazon.com. The book was written and reviewed by a team of parents and professionals and illustrated with charming drawings and photographs from children with VHL, their siblings and friends. (VNR – Video News Release)

North Plains’ Next Generation TeleScope Video Manager Unleashes the Power of Video

TORONTO, Ont. and NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — North Plains Systems, Inc., the leading provider of digital asset management (DAM) and media asset management (MAM) software solutions, today unveiled the latest version of its award-winning TeleScope Video Manager. The solution addresses the unrelenting demand for new content for both corporate marketing departments and broadcast, media, & entertainment (BM&E) companies.

Dallas Theater Center Celebrates Half Century of Stage History with Debut of Commemorative Book Published by Bookhouse Group

ATLANTA, Ga., May 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bookhouse Group delivered a custom-published history book project to the Dallas Theater Center for a May debut event celebrating the regional theater’s first half-century of drama. Entitled ‘Staged Right – A Half Century of Passion and Performance at Dallas Theater Center,’ the book weaves historic and contemporary photography with professionally written content chronicling 50 years of stage and production accomplishment for which it is renown.

At the Forefront of the Publishing Market, Hachette Book Group Adopts North Plains’ TeleScope Publishing Platform

TORONTO, Canada and NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — North Plains Systems, Inc., the leading provider of digital asset management (DAM) and publishing solutions, today announced that Hachette Book Group (HBG) will implement North Plains’ revolutionary TeleScope Publishing Platform™ (TPP). The new agreement will provide HBG with an unprecedented ability to manage their entire asset lifecycle from editorial, typesetting, eBook creation, promotion through to the distribution and monetization of their books.

Neotrope Press Announces Publication of ‘Fractopia’ Art Book by Christopher Simmons

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., May 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope(R) Press announced today the publication of the limited edition of ‘Fractopia’ (ISBN: 978-0-9710555-0-6, hardcover), by digital artist Christopher Laird Simmons. The book collects the best of Simmons’ abstract images created by combining fractal imagery with photographic effects, textures and hand-applied layers. This special edition includes a video DVD with slide show of all images found in the book.

North Plains’ TeleScope Publishing Platform Powers Book: The Sequel Project at BookExpo

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — North Plains Systems, Inc., the leading provider of digital asset management (DAM) and publishing solutions, today announced that for the 1st time in the history of publishing, a book will be published in multiple formats (print, eBook, and audiobook) in less than 48 hours. Using North Plains’ groundbreaking TeleScope Publishing Platform(TM), The Perseus Group, a leading independent publisher, will produce a book in 48 hours on the show floor of BookExpo America (BEA).

Mutiny Pictures 2nd Quarter Round-up: U2, Eminem, ABC, Selena Gomez, and Drew Seeley

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mutiny Pictures, a Los Angeles-based film company specializing in online branded entertainment and webisode production, made several company announcements through founder Michael Pierce on recent high-profile projects that showcase their branding capabilities and post-production expertise.

North Plains to Showcase its Revolutionary Publishing Platform at BookExpo America

TORONTO and NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — North Plains Systems, Inc., the leading provider of digital asset management (DAM) and publishing solutions, today announced it will be showcasing its TeleScope Publishing Platform™ (TPP) at the BookExpo of America taking place May 28-31, 2009 in the Jacob K. Javits Center, New York.

North Plains Systems to Showcase Latest Technologies at Henry Stewart New York

TORONTO, Ontario, and NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — North Plains Systems, the leading provider of digital asset management (DAM) and media asset management (MAM) software solutions, today announced the company’s participation in the Henry Stewart Digital Asset Management New York Show, June 1-2 at the Hilton. As the industry technology leader, North Plains is set to unveil two new products that enable production-level video management and customizable workflow generation and reporting.