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Page 45 of Entertainment News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Pro-Marijuana Mayoral Candidate Craig X Rubin Looks for Jesse Ventura Style Victory

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)

Remembering our Heroes

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.

Mystery of the 6,000 Year Old Science and Art of Astrology Has Been Solved

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.

Mindstock Re-issues MPC3K Sound Sets for Akai MPC-3000 Free for Holidays

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.

Neotrope Launches WordPress News Feeds Plug-in

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.

North Plains Systems Expands Global Digital Asset Management Partnership Program

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.

Burgess’s Conduct Not the Norm for Athletes

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.

Expert Skin Care Author Will Attempt Guinness World Record for Longest Wall Sit

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.

Make This City Releases New Pop Album!

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.

Women with Curves Can Now Get Denim Jeans that Fit Just Right

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.’

Popping the Question on a Budget is Easier Than Ever with Online Jeweler Whiteflash

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.

Arthur Goes Green in New Board Game – Arthur(TM) Saves the Planet

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.

World Renowned Entertainer Jim Bailey as Judy Garland LIVE in Concert

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.

Thrilling Holiday Gift Book: A Controversial, True Story – One Man Caught in U.S. Government’s Psychic Spy Experiments

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The ideal Christmas gift for those intrigued by governmental conspiracy, ‘OPERATION BLUE LIGHT: My Secret Life Among Psychic Spies’ (Cherubim Publishing, September 2008, ISBN 978-0-9816024-0-0 $18.95 294 pages), is one of the most scintillating memoirs ever to be written. A true story of deception and subterfuge, it took Philip Chabot 40 years to tell us about his amazing experience, and it’s now available through Amazon.com and philipchabot.com.

Fountain Miami to Open During Art Basel Weekend This December

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fountain Miami, the alternative art exhibition known for presenting cutting-edge and independent art galleries, sets up shop in an industrial warehouse located at 25th Street and North Miami Avenue for its latest installment this December. Fountain is a guerrilla-style art event, dubbed by many as the ‘Anti Art Fair’ for its brash, off-the-wall offerings of non-traditional art exhibitions in the art fair environment.

USA Book News Names Dee Dee Phelps Finalist in The National Best Book 2008 Awards

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Altergate Publishing announced today that author Dee Dee Phelps’s ‘Vinyl Highway’ (ISBN: 978-1934321751) is a finalist in the National USA Book News Best Book Awards Autobiography category. Vinyl Highway goes on tour across the 1960’s in this humorous chronicle of destiny and rock-and-roll, as 18-year old Mary transforms from shy college student to hit singer/songwriter, half the singing team Dick and Dee Dee, one of the most popular recording duos of the era.

‘Bee Behr…Over the Years’ – Presenting the Art of Beatrice Van der Pool Behr

GREENVILLE, N.C., Oct. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The creations of 95-year-old working artist, Bee Behr, will be presented in an exclusive exhibit, ‘Bee Behr…Over the Years,’ from November 2 – 21, 2008 at The Art Gallery & Studio of Nelle Lee Hayes, in Greenville, NC. A direct quote from Bee Behr, ‘I don’t think in the same direction as most people,’ gives perhaps the best insight into the unique talent of this artist… over the years; 95 years, to be exact.

Music Stars Shine Bright at Pearl River Resort This Fall and Winter

CHOCTAW, Miss., Oct. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This winter Pearl River Resort will host an exciting music lineup at The Silver Star Convention Center with something for everyone’s taste. Featured artists include KC & The Sunshine Band, Roberta Flack, Lorrie Morgan and Ronnie Milsap, George Jones, and the legendary Brenda Lee.

New Children’s Book Lets Kids Know ‘Mama Voted for Obama!’

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Building on the success of ‘Why Mommy is a Democrat’ and ‘Why Daddy is a Democrat,’ author and political activist Jeremy Zilber announces the release of his third self-published children’s book, ‘Mama Voted for Obama!’ (ISBN: 978-0-9786688-2-2). With its Seuss-like use of repetition, rhythm, and rhyme, Mama Voted for Obama offers a whimsical celebration of Obama’s historic presidential campaign while providing his supporters an entertaining way to let their kids know how they voted in 2008.

Epic Fantasy Series Website Honored in 2008 National Best Books Awards

LANCASTER, Texas, Oct. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Green Stone of Healing(R) epic fantasy website is among the finalists of the 2008 National Best Books Awards sponsored by USABookNews.com, HealingStone Books announced today. The award-winning website is honored in the Best Website Design category. The site provides much-needed background for a complex saga packed with romance, intrigue, mysticism, and adventure.

Mississippi Media Advisory: Blues History Symposium and Jam Session with Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry at Old Ellis Theatre

PHILADELPHIA, Miss., Oct. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Media Advisory: Tonight Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. In conjunction with the first annual Blues at The Moon Music Festival at Golden Moon Hotel and Casino, a Blues Symposium and Jam Session will take place this evening at the Old Ellis Theatre in Philadelphia. The free event is open to the public.

Michelle Obama Sculpture Remains Through Election

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Possibly foreshadowing next month’s presidential election results is the overwhelming show of support for the decision to keep a portrait bust of Michelle Obama on display at Manhattan’s Leo Kesting Gallery. Viewers walking into the west village gallery earlier this month were polled about whether to keep Michelle Obama’s likeness on display until the election.

St. Petersburg State Ballet On Ice in ‘Sleeping Beauty on Ice’

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Direct from Russia, the ST. PETERSBURG STATE BALLET ON ICE, with its award-winning cast of 35 ice skaters, presents a magical family show, “Sleeping Beauty on Ice.” Two special performances at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, CT (Stamford Center for the Arts) take place on Sunday, December 7th, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Leading Urban Fashion Retailer Jimmy Jazz Announces 4 New Store Openings in South Carolina

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jimmy Jazz, a leading urban clothing and footwear retailer, will be opening four new locations in the state of South Carolina. This is the specialty apparel retailer’s first entrance into the state. With the additional openings, Jimmy Jazz will now have over 60 stores in the eastern United States.

Step Aside Yoga: New Kid on the Block Targets Stress Relief

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Millions of Americans are already sleep deprived and stressed out. And, current economic woes are only contributing to escalated stress levels and sleep deprivation. That’s why Unisexy Fitness has released a new DVD that is primarily designed to be done before bed to ease muscle tension and clear tired minds.

Amusing Ourselves to Death in the Art World

NORMAN, Okla., Oct. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Artist, Xvala, is introducing two new art series at MAINSITE Contemporary Art. The opening is scheduled for Friday, October 10 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 122 East Main Street in Norman. The works will be exhibited through November 29. The artist, Xvala, says he, wants to ‘look like Jeff Koons, feel like Damien Hirst, and be a prince like Richard Prince.’

Neal Spector and Guy Hepner Los Angeles Announce the Opening Date for ‘Labels’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Guy Hepner Los Angeles and Los Angeles based artist Neal Spector announce October 23, 2008 as the formal opening of Labels. Los Angeles based, Detroit native Neal Spector is no stranger to the limelight. Before commencing work as an artist, Spector was one of the founding creatives behind one of Hollywood’s biggest creative firms. Years of exposure to both television and conspicuous consumption inspired him to create the ‘Labels’ body of work.

Joss and Colosio Create a Country Song of Love and Remembrance

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The new song from country duo Scott Joss and Doug Colosio is Darlin’, a deeply-felt ballad that celebrates many aspects of love. Released by Golosio Publishing, Darlin’ is quietly exciting in a very peaceful and intimate style. ‘If ever a song could be said to wear its heart on its sleeve, this is the one,’ says John Scott G, a partner in Golosio Publishing.

Resurrection Mary: New DVD Trades Blood and Guts for Psychological Thrills and Chills

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lock the doors, turn off the lights and settle in for High Integrity Productions’ recently released DVD – Resurrection Mary – a legendary ghost story that dates back to the 1930s. Distributed by Entertainment Studios, while the legend is not new, the way the story is told is; Resurrection Mary walks again! (VIDEO – VNR)

the testing group Formed by Merger of QA Industry Pioneers Intellikey Labs and Direct QC

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Quality Assurance industry leaders Intellikey Labs and Direct QC have merged their operations to create the testing group, inc., a leading-edge testing facility serving the digital content and commerce marketplace. This merger is the first of several strategic initiatives that the testing group plans to take to accelerate mass acceptance of break-through consumer technologies. The announcement was made by Lauren K. Evers and James Richardson.

Publishers Newswire Announced Today its Latest List of Books to Bookmark, for Q3/2008

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Oct. 2 (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 Q3/2008. 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.

FookMovie Creates 30 Music Videos in 2008

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Communications expert John Scott G (recording artist The G-Man) leads a collective of artists, musicians and videographers known as FookMovie in the creation of wildly colorful music videos. Since opening in April, the company has completed 30 productions. (VIDEO – VNR)

Ron Paul Style Politician, Craig X Rubin, Running for Mayor of Los Angeles Gives Press Conference

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Craig X Rubin held a press conference at the Los Angeles Press Club Monday evening, September 29th, to announce his plans as the next Mayor of the City of Los Angeles. In the next election he detailed how he planned to go after the current Mayor at his base. Despite being a ‘white boy’ from the Westside, Candidate Rubin is a fluent Spanish speaker, who even ad-libbed some Spanish in a guest appearance he made on Showtime’s hit series ‘Weeds’ starring Kevin Nealon and Mary-Louis Parker.

ISO27001 Experts Can Help Companies Meet Stringent Californian Information Security Legislation with Comprehensive Toolkit

ELY, England, Oct. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Independent UK security experts IT Governance, the world’s leading specialist publisher of books and tools for ISO27001/27002 implementation, have adapted their best-selling information security toolkit so that it will work specifically for the California SB-1386 compliance regulation. The toolkit helps organisations apply recognised best practice to protect themselves from the consequences of a data breach.

Jim Curry’s Tribute to the Music of John Denver Coming to Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash., Sept. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When audiences close their eyes during a Jim Curry concert, they may find the similarities between him and John Denver uncanny and when they open their eyes, they just might do a double-take. Curry doesn’t do an impersonation of Denver, his performance is a true tribute, but he shares many of the same qualities of the popular singer/songwriter- from his clean down-home looks to his smooth voice and pleasant manner.

Pioneer Magician Dorothy Dietrich of the Houdini Museum Changes Old Magic to New

SCRANTON, Pa., Sept. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pioneer magician Dorothy Dietrich is the first woman ever to catch a bullet in her mouth. She did it in a specially designed metal cup. This was recently done by David Blaine in a special devoted to Houdini. Prior to this magicians caught the bullet in a plate, in a handkerchief, in a box or in their teeth. This new presentation was pioneered by Dorothy Dietrich bringing the classic stunt into the modern age.

New From Bad Beaver Publishing! Lady’s Hands, Lion’s Heart, A Midwife’s Saga by Carol Leonard

CONCORD, N.H., Sept. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Announcing a new book from Bad Beaver Publishing, ‘Lady’s Hands, Lion’s Heart, A Midwife’s Saga’ (ISBN 978-0-615-19550-6, 368 Pages, Price: $15.00), by author Carol Leonard. Often laugh-out-loud funny and irreverent, occasionally disturbing and deeply sorrowful, ‘Lady’s Hands, Lion’s Heart’ is the saga of Ms. Leonard’s journey as New Hampshire’s first modern midwife.

Jimmy Jazz Announces Third Store Opening in Atlanta Market; New Store Location Based in The Southlake Mall

BROOKLYN, N.Y. and ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jimmy Jazz, a leading urban apparel and footwear retailer, announced today the opening of its latest retail site, located in the Southlake Mall, in the city of Morrow, Georgia. The new store opening is now the third Jimmy Jazz location in metro Atlanta. ‘We are very excited to open our third store in the Atlanta market in Southlake Mall. The city of Atlanta has given Jimmy Jazz a warm welcome and we look forward to future growth in the area,’ stated Martin Badour, VP of Stores.

First Relationship Self-Help Book Women are Buying Specifically for Their Man; and it’s Working

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Libra Press confirmed its new book ‘Please put the toilet seat down’ (ISBN: 978-0-615-21623-2), by author Darcy Frew and illustrated by John Blair Moore, is the first relationship self-help book women are buying specifically to give to their significant other, and not only is he reading it, it’s improving the relationship.

Magician David Blaine Nominated for Consideration for First Ever Houdini Award from Scranton’s Famous Houdini Museum

SCRANTON, Pa., Sept. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Because of David Blaine’s Houdini-esque stunts the Board of Directors of The Houdini Museum in Scranton has decided to place David Blaine up for nomination for the first ever Houdini Award to be given out by the prestigious museum. When David Blaine is buried alive for seven days, frozen in a block of ice or hung upside down for 60 hours, he credits Harry Houdini’s legendary escapes as his inspiration.