HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb, 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The winners are in! Chop Shop’s Alexandra Patsavas, Live Nation’s Creighton Burke and Universal Music & Video Distribution’s Jim Urie won by a landslide in the 2009 Best of the Biz List from NARIP (National Association of Record Industry Professionals), which recognizes excellence and high professional standards in our business. NARIP’s list identifies top-level executive talent and know-how in major areas of the record and music industries.
Entertainment News - Page 43
Page 43 of Entertainment News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.
| From: Karriem Riggins
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Luminary drummer and hip-hop producer Karriem Riggins will be in good company, performing with Herbie Hancock, Elton John, and Diana Krall on Sundance’s new series ‘Spectacle: Elvis Costello With….’ A virtuoso, Riggins has taken love and molded it into life through his talents and passion. He moved from Detroit to New York City at 19 where he played with, and was mentored by jazz great Betty Carter.
| From: Hitt Music Group
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hitt Music Group is happy to announce the continuing success of their collaboration with American Airlines and Beat Marketing. HMG artists are now appearing exclusively on two separate channels as part of AA’s in-flight entertainment.
| From: Phylius Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phylius Press, publisher of the leading book on how to qualify for nursing home Medicaid coverage, has announced a new affiliation with author Thomas Day of the National Care Planning Council. Mr. Day has contributed two new chapters on veterans benefits for nursing home residents to the recently published third edition (2009) of Phylius Press’s flagship book, ‘How to Protect Your Family’s Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs: Medicaid Secrets,’ (ISBN 9780979080142) by attorney K. Gabriel Heiser.
Audiolife: Indie Artists and Music Industry Pros Hail New On-Demand Technology as the Future of Promoting and Selling Music and Merchandise Online
| From: Audiolife and Inhance Media
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the economy continues to spiral downward, and cost efficiency takes center stage with every industry from finance to fashion, the young entrepreneurs behind Audiolife could not have chosen a better climate to launch their groundbreaking technology and web-platform specifically designed to empower artists to make money.
| From: Whiteflash Inc
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Who says stars don’t need a little help when they want to shine? Warren Sapp, recently retired 13 year veteran defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders and Super Bowl XXXVII Champion, was one of the celebrity dancers on the nail biting seventh season of ABC’s ‘Dancing With The Stars.’
| From: Whiteflash Inc
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Already known for carrying the largest in-stock inventory of the highest quality branded WhiteFlash ACA ideal and ‘superideal’ Hearts and Arrows diamonds on the internet, WhiteFlash (WhiteFlash.com) announces their acquisition of online diamond e-tailer GemDiamond.com. Along with this groundbreaking acquisition, the appointment of Bryan Boyne as their newest Vice President further increases the unquestionable strength and ever-evolving multiplicity behind the WhiteFlash.com brand.
| From: Craig X Rubin
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The War on Drugs has been an utter failure. We need to rethink and decriminalize our marijuana laws, said President Barack Obama January 21, 2004. This quote comes from a video being passed via YouTube.com We need to rethink how we are doing the Drug War. Currently we are not doing a good job. Out of the wide group of candidates running for public office in California, one particular candidate – Craig X Rubin – stands out from the field because he claims legalizing marijuana will create jobs.
Classical Guitar Wonder Stuart Weber Celebrates Great American Concert Houses with New Release ‘The Fifth Row’
| From: Bridger Artists Inc.
BOZEMAN, Mont., Jan. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Over the last two decades, classical guitarist Stuart Weber has emerged as one of today’s most forward thinking virtuosos in both his interpretations of the classics and his richly melodic original compositions. With his latest offering, ‘The Fifth Row’ (Bridger Artists Inc.), he takes that ingenuity of spirit to a whole new arena…make that eleven new arenas! Subtitled An Acoustic Tour of Historic Theaters, The Fifth Row finds Weber taking his guitar on the road for an intimate series of recordings.
Love Can be Better the Second Time Around: New Book Offers Encouragement and Hope for a Successful Second Marriage
| From: Bookstand Publishing
GILROY, Calif., Jan. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘It is never too late for a second chance at love,’ says Patricia Bubash, Licensed Professional Counselor and author of a new book, Successful Second Marriages (ISBN 978-1-58909-563-2), published by Bookstand Publishing. ‘Having experienced a failed second marriage, I wondered why so few second marriages work,’ says Bubash.
| From: Yumi Katsura
PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Yumi Katsura, a pioneer Japanese haute couture fashion designer, is previewing her new collection at the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris on Tuesday January 27th, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. Each of the 25 dresses in this collection is individually inspired by 25 actresses of the silver screen.
| From: Esmeralda Liquors, Obsello Absinthe
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Obsello Spanish absinthe verte is proud to support the 9th annual Edwardian Ball in San Francisco this year. Once just a one-night event, the ball has grown into a three-day extravaganza (Jan. 23 – Jan. 25) filled with art, burlesque, circus acts, music and all that is representative of the Edwardian Period and Edward Gorey – a mid-20th century artist, poet and musical composer.
| From: Wham Bang Comics
FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Give Jake Tinsley five minutes and he’ll sell you his latest comic book. It doesn’t matter where you meet Jake: on an airplane; in a restaurant; in the halls of his middle school. At 14, Jake is one of the youngest comic book writers in the U.S. and has more than a year of sales experience under his belt. He has authored five comic books and 20 comic strips, launched art shows at three galleries, and served as an expert panelist during a comic book convention in Las Vegas.
James Allen Jewelry Offers New Collection of Hearts and Arrows Diamonds at Near Wholesale Diamond Prices
| From: James Allen
NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Online jewelry retailer JamesAllen.com announced today that it has added a new collection of perfect Hearts & Arrows diamonds to its online jewelry selection. Thanks to a recent partnership with one of the largest ideal cut diamond manufacturers in the world, JamesAllen.com is able to sell these exclusive, ideal cut diamonds at near wholesale diamond prices.
| From: Neotrope
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Online-based recording industry publication adds noted music producer Loren Weisman to its editorial staff. Weisman will contribute expertise on issues related to the pro side of the industry, as well as a regular column on how to succeed in the music business for indie bands and artists. Music Industry Newswire(TM) (MIN) is a unit of Neotrope(R) Entertainment, established in California in 1983.
| From: EMRG Media
NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EMRG Media, LLC, New York City’s premier event planning company, announced today the release of its updated ‘NYC Venue Guide.’ The guide is designed to help people plan the perfect NYC party or event. The NYC Venue Guide is currently used by top New York event planners, marketers and publicists; it offers tremendous venue variety and there are venues to meet every budget – large and small.
| From: Ely Winter Festival
ELY, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Preparations are underway for the Ely Winter Festival slated for February 6-16, 2009, in the northern Minnesota tourist city known for its local beauty and wilderness. The volunteer Board has announced a schedule of events for all ages, abilities and interests; ranging from Sled Dog Rides, an historic Voyageur Encampment, cross-country ski specials and outdoor ice skating; to a crafts fair, several dinners, musical concerts and art events taking place over the Festival’s 10-day period.
Leading Urban Fashion Retailer, Jimmy Jazz Launches Promotion for Notorious B.I.G. Biopic, Notorious
| From: Jimmy Jazz
BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jimmy Jazz, a leading urban fashion retailer, has recently announced a special promotion for the January 16th theatrical release of Notorious, a biopic about the late Notorious B.I.G. ‘Involving our chain of Jimmy Jazz stores for the promotion of Notorious is the best possible way to start 2009,’ stated Jimmy Jazz Founder, Jimmy Khezrie. To celebrate the release of the film, all 60 Jimmy Jazz stores will include in-store signage promoting a grand prize giveaway.
Girls Write Now Annual Winter Reading Spotlights 2008 National Book Award Winner Judy Blundell and Young Women Writers
| From: Girls Write Now Inc.
NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Girls Write Now, New York’s premier creative writing and mentoring organization for high school girls, today announced its Annual Winter Reading, co-sponsored by the New York Society for Ethical Culture. On Saturday, January 17, join participants in the program for an afternoon with young women writers and the women who inspire them — including guest speaker Judy Blundell, author of the 2008 National Book Award-winning ‘What I Saw and How I Lied’ (ISBN 978-0439903462).
| From: GameBeat Studios
CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — GameBeat Studios announced today that now through March 1, 2009 they will offer free, custom music demos to advertising and marketing agencies for their upcoming radio or television spots. The launch of this unprecedented promotional strategy comes just days before the debut of a new Toyota TV commercial featuring music composed and produced by GameBeat.
Joe Sample and Randy Crawford Celebrate 33 Years of Magical Music Making with Their Soul-Slanted Second Duo CD, ‘NO REGRETS’
| From: PRA Records
NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Certain exceptional musical matches are unquestionably made in Heaven. The day that ubiquitous keyboard journeyman, and PRA Records recording artist, Joe Sample arrived at the studio to lend his distinctive piano touch to singer extraordinaire Randy Crawford’s debut album ‘Everything Must Change’ in 1976, one of the finest pairings in contemporary jazz was born.
| From: Publishers Newswire
REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Dec. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Publishers Newswire, an online resource for small publishers, as well as lesser known and first-time book authors, has announced its latest quarterly Books to Bookmark list, for Q4/2008. This list, started in 2005, 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.
| From: FookMovie
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With images inside of images and a nod to such masters of visual communication as surrealist Salvador Dali, the music videos of FookMovie bring together poetry, painting, and performance art. A Los Angeles-based collective of artists, musicians and videographers, FookMovie has completed 43 videos since opening in April of 2008. (VIDEO – VNR)
New York Singer Storyteller Pyeng Threadgill to Perform at Blue Note Jazz Club’s ‘Late Night Grooves Series’ on Jan. 10th
| From: Pyeng Threadgill
NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Critically acclaimed as one of the most inventive and visionary new voices in the progressive scene of jazz, Pyeng Threadgill brings her singular approach to song back to the New York stage for the new year. Pyeng will first be presenting her work on Saturday, January 10 at the Blue Note Jazz Club as part of the storied venue’s popular ‘Late Night Groove Series.’ This after hours show will feature Pyeng with her stellar quartet.
| From: CheapBooks Inc
HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Textbook price comparison site CheapBooks.com has created a competitive bidding marketplace for repurchasing textbooks from students, extending its cash for textbook options. Students may receive bids from up to 20 retailers who will immediately buy their textbooks back, and even pay for shipping.
| From: Thienna Ho
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Thienna Ho, founder of Thienna, Inc., a skin care company that focuses on health, is no stranger to setting world records. She is the current Guinness World Records’ holder for the most sumo squats in one hour. And, on Saturday, December 20, she completed yet another world record – the longest wall sit.
| From: National League of Junior Cotillions
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, who has been commended for being a role model to young people, heads the list of the ‘Ten Best-Mannered People of 2008,’ as named by the National League of Junior Cotillions, an etiquette and social training program that involves thousands of young people in the United States.
| From: Craig X Rubin
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Major papers are saying that there is no competition for Villaraigosa’s mayoral job. Especially considering that he is sitting on a huge financial war chest. Will that fact and the fact he is planning to run for Governor while not having accomplished much hinder him? Pastor Rubin says, ‘Yes’ and looks for Ventura style victory. (VIDEO – VNR)
| From: Bookstand Publishing
GILROY, Calif., Dec. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The hardships, struggles, hopes and triumphs of the men and women who served in World War I and World War II is wonderfully captured in ‘Letters From Heroes’ (ISBN: 978-1-58909-570-0), by Edward T. Cook, a new book just published by Bookstand Publishing. This poignant collection of real letters from real servicemen allow the reader to see things through the eyes of these soldiers and understand their thoughts about war, training, sickness, the enemy and even their food.
| From: Vijay Rishii
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author of the new book, ‘ASTROMASKS’ (ISBN: 978-0-615-23386-4), Vijay Rishii Ph.D., announced today that his book reveals the secret code behind the ancient and controversial science of astrology. The author decodes astrology using a new concept of complementary pairs, and gives new meanings to the zodiac signs and their real connection to humans on earth, which has never been done before in the entire history of astrology.
| From: Mindstock
TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mindstock(R), a California based multimedia publisher of ‘elements for sound, music and vision,’ announced today the re-issue of its decade old custom sample set for the classic Akai(R) MPC-3000. Three MPC3K(TM) sound sets will be offered absolutely free for download through the holiday season as part of the company re-launch for 2009. Mindstock is a unit of Neotrope(R), established in 1983.
| From: Neotrope
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope(R), an entertainment publishing company established Jan. of 1983, announced on Dec. 1st a free news feed plug-in for WordPress, the popular blog and CMS application. The plug-in allows a business site, content portal, or blogger running WordPress to easily integrate custom news content by topics like business, computing, entertainment, medical, or travel; and micro-topics like books, or music. News content is powered by Send2Press(R) Newswire, a U.S. based news service.
| From: North Plains Systems, Inc.
LONDON, U.K. and TORONTO, Canada (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — North Plains Systems, Inc., the world’s leading provider of digital asset management (DAM) and video asset management (VAM) software solutions, today announced ambitious plans to expand its global channel of strategic partners over the coming months. Due to the increased demand of its TeleScope™ digital asset management platform, North Plains will significantly grow its European base of technology partners.
| From: Trinity Financial
NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Peter Grandich, managing member of Trinity Financial, Sports & Entertainment Management Company, is on a mission to promote the good things that professional athletes do. In the wake of the Plaxico Burress incident which led the NY Giants wide receiver to surrender to police this morning, Grandich is pounding the pavement to remind people that although Burress’s conduct may be getting headlines, it’s not representative of how most professional athletes live.
| From: Thienna Ho
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Thienna Ho, founder of Thienna, Inc., a skin care company that focuses on health, is also the current Guinness World Records’ holder for the most sumo squats in one hour. On Saturday, December 20 at 10:00 a.m. PST, she will attempt to break yet another world record for the longest wall sit. The event will take place at World Team USA Gymnasium at: 2575 Ocean Avenue in San Francisco.
| From: Make This City
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa, Dec. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Iowa based powerpop band, Make This City, is set to release their debut album on December 23, 2008. Over the past months, Make This City has been recording in Cedar Falls based studio, Catamount Recording. The result is their debut album, ‘Live Love and Lies.’ The album features nine catchy pop songs.
| From: Toombas Jeans and Denim Wear
HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Toombas Jeans & Denim Wear announces this week their new line of no-gap-in-the-waist jeans and other denim clothing, sizes 0-24. Inspired by millions of curvaceous women who have gone unnoticed in the fashion world, the founders of Toombas Jeans & Denim set out to change women’s negative self images by simply stating, ‘Love Your Curves.’
| From: Whiteflash Inc
HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Finding the right person to spend the rest of your life with is hard enough; asking her to marry you should be the easy part. But with a stalled economy making headlines every day, is it possible to find the perfect diamond ring if you’re on a budget? With online jeweler Whiteflash.com, the answer is yes.
| From: FRED Distribution, Inc.
CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cameron McCandless, U.S. Marketing Director of FRED Distribution, Inc. announced this week that the popular book and public television character, Arthur, embarks on a mission to ‘go green’ in a new award-winning children’s board game – Arthur(TM) Saves the Planet, One Step at a Time.
| From: Jim Bailey
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In his much-anticipated return to San Francisco, the legendary singer and character actor, Jim Bailey, will perform at the Herbst Theatre on December 20 in, ‘Jim Bailey as Judy Garland Live in Concert.’ Accompanied by a full orchestra, Jim will perform Judy’s Christmas classic, ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ as well as other favorite hits.