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Page 61 of Entertainment News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



‘My Way Out’ Alcohol Recovery Program, Featured Recently in The Wall Street Journal, Highlights New Treatments for Addiction

ANCHORAGE, AK – September 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month and there may be cause for alcoholics to celebrate, according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal. New approaches to treatment, which include medications that curb craving, appear to finally offer a glimmer of hope to the estimated 17.5 million Americans who suffer with alcohol addiction. An innovative therapy described in a book by Capalo Press is doing just that.

Italian Sensation Takes The Stage for a One-Night Only Performance

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – September 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Toto Cotugno hits the stage on October 29, 2005 at 8 p.m. for his only Los Angeles concert. The famous Italian singer and composer will amaze audiences at the Los Angeles Scottish Rite Theatre with his ballads of love. Tickets are $35 to $100 and can be purchased by visiting TicketsR.com.

Opening of the Vaults Reveals Forgotten Pinetop Perkins Recordings

SWANZEY, NH – September 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In conjunction with Deluge Entertainment, 95North Records has re-released two forgotten Pinetop Perkins releases long out of print. The scheduled re-release date is September 27, 2005. ‘On Top,’ recorded in 1992, features an all-star cast of Blues greats including Jerry Portnoy, Paul Rishell, David Maxwell and Ron Levy. Award winning blues producer Randy Labbe worked on these memorable sessions, adding ‘This is arguably some of Pinetop’s best work… this recording was received with great critical acclaim when it was released for a short time in 1992.’

‘Life Beyond Bunions’ TV Show Seeks Southland Bunion Sufferers

IRVINE, Calif. – September 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new television and Internet show called ‘Life Beyond Bunions’ produced by Vision2Media will be filmed in front of a live studio audience at Dave & Busters Irvine Spectrum Show Room on Saturday, October 8, 2005. Show producers are seeking bunion sufferers to participate in the event, which is by invitation only.

New York’s Blue Hill Troupe a Hit in G&S Territory

NEW YORK, NY – September 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Blue Hill Troupe’s innovative production of that Gilbert & Sullivan rarity, The Grand Duke, was honored at the 12th Annual International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Buxton, England, last month.

Independent Rock Band, The Reverse Engineers, Break Into Top-10 Most Played on Podcasts

TAMPA, Fla. – September 7, 2005 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Reverse Engineers, an unsigned rock band from Tampa Florida, are now one of the top-10 most-played bands on the PodSafe Music Network (www.PodSafeMusicNetwork.com). The Reverse Engineers have been featured on 43 separate Podcasts in the past two months.

The Complete How-To Guide to Podcasting Released by ThePodcastingEbook.com

TORONTO, Ontario – September 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ThePodcastingEbook, the new authority on podcasting, is pleased to announce the release of ThePodcastingEbook, available at ThePodcastingEbook.com. Main features include how to create, record, publish and promote a podcast. Readers will also find valuable product reviews, podcast directories, and tools to help them evaluate their podcast.

Roundup of 13 New Book Releases for August 2005

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – September 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Publishers Newswire (www.pubnewswire.com) announced today 13 new books of note, released during August 2005. Book topics include the nature of reality in ‘Paradox’ by Jane Weir; ‘The Evolution Diet” by JSB Morse; an autobiography of the ‘wizard of weed’ in ‘9021Grow’ by CraigX; evidence proving pre-Columbian Chinese maritime survey of the world in ‘The 1421 Heresy’ by Anatole Andro; and author Waymon Lefall brings a missing piece of African American history to his children’s book ‘The Legend of Jocko.’

Nation’s Apparel Industry Braces for AN:TS Invasion

ATLANTA, GA – September 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — But unlike in the movie, ‘War of the Worlds,’ nobody’s panicking. That’s because AN:TS is a fresh new line of apparel. This Fall, AN:TS Apparel makes its national debut. AN:TS’ inaugural collection will consist of a young men’s line comprised of graphic tees and headwear.

New Book Presents Teambuilding Lessons Learned from Sailing the World’s Most Dangerous Seas

NEW YORK, NY – September 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Great Capes Consulting announces the publication of ‘Haul Away! Teambuilding Lessons from a Voyage Around Cape Horn.’ The book presents lessons learned by author Rob Duncan from his experience of taking a break from his consulting and college teaching career in order to sign on as a deckhand on the Europa, a tall ship that was bound for Cape Horn, the most dangerous waters on the planet.

CD Baby Musicians Donate CD Sales to Red Cross

PORTLAND, Ore. – September 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Musicians, bands, and independent record labels joined with CD Baby (www.cdbaby.com) today in “banding together” to donate their entire wholesale price on music sales to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund.

Musician and Journalist Christopher Simmons Joins Other Electronic Musicians on CD Baby Donating CD Sales to Red Cross

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – August 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Musician, author, artist and photographer Christopher Laird Simmons (www.SimChris.com) joined hundreds of other musicians, bands, and independent record labels today in ‘banding together’ with CD Baby (www.cdbaby.com) to donate their entire wholesale price on music sales to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund.

Some Caucasian North Carolina Educators Find Book by African-American Author ‘Insulting to African-American Readers’

NORFOLK, VA – August 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Martha J. Ross Rodgers, an author for Jireh Publishers, is an African-American woman that writes motivational books on diversity and moving beyond racial, economic, and cultural stereotypes. Imagine her surprise when some members of the 2005 North Carolina Textbook Committee stated that her book ‘Awakenings’ was ‘religiously insulting” and “insulting to African-Americans.’

New Book Discloses True Meaning of Paradox

HOUSTON, TX – August 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The newly-released book from iUniverse Publishers, ‘Paradox, The Rejected Cornerstone,’ by Jane Weir embarks on an eye-opening journey into the obscure realm of paradoxes and proves that instead of mysticism and contradiction these ubiquitous equations, ironically, reveal a secret inner and higher form of order-specifically, the long sought after and ever-elusive universal blueprint.

TVtherapy Authors Announce TVtherapy Awards for the Best Primetime TV Medicine of 2005

NEW YORK, NY – August 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Beverly West (co-author of the best selling ‘Cinematherapy’ series) and Jason Bergund, authors of ‘TVtherapy, The Television Guide to Life’ (Delta, August 30, 2005, $14.00) today announced the winners of the Primetime TVtherapy Awards for the Best TV medicine of 2005.

‘Connecting with the Bliss of Life,’ by Former Navy SEAL Dave Ferruolo, Offers Tips for Moving Beyond Stress and Negative Thinking

MANCHESTER, NH – August 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bliss Media today announced the publication of ‘Connecting with the Bliss of Life, Powerful Lessons for Living a Peaceful and Happy Life’ (ISBN: 0976742497) by former Navy SEAL David Michael Ferruolo.

Brad Pitt’s Bong Dealer, CraigX, Tells All in ‘9021GROW’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – August 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 9021GROW (ISBN-0-9747110-0-4) by CraigX is an autobiography that is quickly becoming a classic. Released last week, this book is part history and part celebrity gossip column. Jill Ishkanian, West Coast Editor of US MAGAZINE, wrote to the television producer of CNBC’s ‘The Big Idea’ saying: ‘It’s very controversial, just came out, everyone will be talking about it, I’m in the book as having found this pot dealer, my chapter is after Brad Pitt’s name, world fascinated with celebrities as you know, can get you a book to look at. I’d go on the show with CraigX….Be the first before it gets picked up elsewhere.’

Joseph Stephen Breese Morse Announces the Alternative to Fad Dieting With the Release of His Book ‘The Evolution Diet’

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – August 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Joseph SB Morse announces release of ‘The Evolution Diet’ (ISBN 1-4116-3503-5) published by CoDe Publishing. Author promotes eating ‘what and how we were designed to eat.’

Controversial Decision to Exhibit Ted Williams’ ‘Death Mask’ Defended Amidst Questions of its Origin

NEW YORK, NY – August 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New York’s First Street Gallery defends its decision to exhibit Ted Williams’ ‘death mask,’ amid recent controversy surrounding its origin. When Daniel Edwards presented the ‘death mask’ as an object to display with other Ted Williams items, it was known there would be the potential for controversy, a spokesperson for the gallery said. The decision to exhibit the ‘death mask’ was carefully made with the intent that the ‘death mask’ should be presented as a part of a display to memorialize Ted Williams. We are all fans of Ted Williams, and we miss him.

‘Death Mask’ of Baseball Star’s Severed Head Featured in Exhibit – Ted Williams’ Life or Death Controversy Resurrected

NEW YORK, NY – August 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What would be the ultimate prize for a big-game collector of memorabilia from a larger-than-life sports legend? Curious gallery goers may find an answer in the new exhibit titled The Ted Williams Memorial Display with Death Mask from The Ben Affleck 2004 World Series Collection, hosted by the Chelsea district’s First Street Gallery. The gallery kicks off its season with the world premier unveiling of the ‘death mask’ of baseball great Ted Williams’ clinically decapitated frozen head.

The $250 Million Dollar Man – Film Maker Turns Popular Video Games into Movies on the Big Screen

SEATTLE, Wash. – August 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Filmmaker, director, and fundraising extraordinaire Uwe Boll is Hollywood’s best kept secret. While major directors like Mel Gibson and Steven Spielberg get the glory Boll is quietly making profitable movies has raised over $200 million dollars.

AUDIO AVAILABLE: Podcast – Publishing Basics Radio, Covering the Book Business

NEW YORK CITY, NY – August 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Publishing Basics Radio released this week a series of interviews with the nation’s top Print on Demand (POD) book publishers. The seven part series includes interviews with the CEOs of iUniverse(TM) and AuthorHouse(TM), as well as the former finance VP of Xlibris(TM). The podcast series is hosted by Ron Pramschufer, a 30-year veteran of the printing and publishing industries. His straight talking, no nonsense interviewing style falls somewhere between Colombo and Bill O’Reilly.

Baby Bird Productions Puts Four-Letter Words on Children’s Clothing: Words Like Bear, Frog, and Book

BOSTON, Mass. – August 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to the U.S. Department of Education, if children begin kindergarten already knowing the names of many letters, they will master reading more easily. The recognition of letters, knowing their names, and associating letter combinations with the sounds of spoken words are precursors to the development of reading skills.

AUDIO AVAILABLE: Podcast – Send2Press Newswire Weekly News and Entertainment Program

TORRANCE, Calif. – August 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The first episode in a new entertainment talk show podcast was released this week by Send2Press Newswire (www.Send2Press.com) and hosted by PRSA and ASCAP member Christopher Simmons. The first show features interviews with Scott G ‘The G-Man’ who is a professional voiceover talent heard on dozens of top-brand radio commercials and a popular music recording artist, as well as a chat with the folks at GoldenPalace.com who recently painted 100 cows in Florida with the blessing of PETA.

Interviews With Top POD Publishers Reveal the Dark Side of the ‘Pay to Be Published’ Industry

NEW YORK, NY – August 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today Publishing Basics Radio released a series of interviews with the nation’s top Print on Demand (POD) publishers. The seven part series includes interviews with the CEOs of iUniverse and Author House, the top two POD publishers in the country, as well as the former finance VP of XLibris, the third largest. When combined, the interviews paint a revealing picture of an industry slanted more toward selling books and services to authors versus selling books to the public.

Family Wars of The 21st Century – Take no Survivors

PENTICTON, B.C., Canada – August 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author Gordon Baker, announced today the release of his book, Desperate To Survive (ISBN: 1-59526-011-0). Based on a true story, this book gives a dramatic account of the terrible pain and suffering the author’s sister inflicted on him, in her attempt to become the sole heir to the family’s $300,000 estate.

New Book Presents Evidence Proving Pre-Columbian Chinese Maritime Survey of the World

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – August 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author Anatole Andro spent two-and-a-half years evaluating Chinese and European historical documents pertaining to the alleged Ming Chinese circumnavigation of the world one hundred years before the great European explorations. The author found that not only did such evidence exist, historians and investigators had knowledge of it. Many even commented on some of the evidence, then provided tenuous explanations for it, ignored it, or supplanted it.

New Almanac Predicts Early Spring, Low Wheat Harvest and Frequent Insomnia in 2006

TORONTO, Ontario – August 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ginseng Press announces the release of ‘The Chinese Almanac 2006.’ The almanac predicts, among other things, that this coming winter will be mild and spring will arrive early, but spring and summer will be abnormally cool. Beans and corn will grow well but wheat will not. Insomnia and heart problems will be common health concerns.

Shakespeare’s True Story – University Seminar Applauds ‘The Monument’

PORTLAND, Ore. – August 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Shakespeare scholars attending a week-long Concordia University seminar concluded that the great poet-dramatist revealed the most significant chapter of his life in the Sonnets of 1609, as explained in the new 918-page edition by Hank Whittemore entitled The Monument: ‘Shake-Speares Sonnets’ by Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (Meadow Geese Press, ISBN: 0966556453), published this year.

New Board Game Features Celebrity Criminals and Liberals

ANNAPOLIS, MD. – August 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — WelfareGame.com announced today a new board game ‘Capital Punishment’ with Celebrity Criminals and Liberals. It has also re-released the controversial board game, ‘Public Assistance: Why Bother Working for a Living?’ as a downloadable file, originally banned in the 80’s.

Waymon Lefall Brings a Missing Piece of African American History to Children’s Book, ‘The Legend of Jocko’

BALTIMORE, MD – August 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — His book shares the little known, inspirational story of a 12-year-old, African American boy named Jocko who sacrificed his life for our country. According to LeFall, young Jocko’s moment of sacrifice, came just when George Washington faced defeat during the Revolutionary War, and headed across the Delaware River to Trenton, New Jersey to attack the British. As legend goes, Jocko, who had crossed the Delaware earlier along with volunteer troops, offered to guard Washington’s horses so that they would be there waiting for him. Only, by the time Washington made it across the icy river, Jocko had frozen to death.

Welfare Game Banned in the 80’s is Back – Game with Celebrity Criminals and Liberals Also Released

ANNAPOLIS, MD – August 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — WelfareGame.com announced today that it has re-released the controversial board game, ‘Public Assistance: Why Bother Working for a Living?’ as a downloadable file. New ‘Game-to-Personal-Printer’ concept introduced.

Holy Pierogi: Fried Image of Christ Sold to Online Casino

POINT PLACE, OH – August 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Adding to an already eclectic collection of religious oddities and other weird items, online casino GoldenPalace.com paid $1,775 USD to win an eBay auction for a pierogi that bears the image of Jesus Christ.

Pro-Pot Republican and Presidential Candidate Publishes Book, ‘9021GROW’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – August 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 9021GROW is sure to be one of the most controversial publications of 2005. CraigX has worked with Star magazine and written for High Times magazine and this book, 9021GROW (ISBN-0-9747110-0-4) is a combination of the two genres with a prophetic message. As the owner of America’s premier hemp store, 2000B.C., CraigX was arrested standing up for his Free Speech rights. He went to court with attorney, Eric Shevin, and won the right to call a water pipe a ‘bong.’

Bush’s Plan for Israel to Quit the Gaza Strip Will Ignite Terror in the West Says Israel National Radio’s Rabbi Tovia Singer

NEW YORK, NY – August 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘The destruction of twenty-five Jewish communities in Gaza and northern Samaria jeopardizes the security of the United States and its allies, and places the existence of the State of Israel in immanent danger,’ states Rabbi Tovia Singer, host of Israel Nation Radio’s Tovia Singer Show.

The Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) Announces Upcoming Annual Benefit Music Festival, Divafest 9

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – August 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) is pleased to announce the upcoming annual benefit music festival, Divafest 9, which will take place on September 17th-18th at The Inn at the Willows in Guerneville, California. The institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting women and girls in music and music related business.

Training Failure Translates Into Squandered Capital That No Company Can Afford to Lose in Next Decade – People

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Washington-based training and consulting company, VIP Innovations announced today, the imminent release of ‘Conversations in Success’ (ISBN1-932863-85-0), a new book that features in-depth interviews with accomplished entrepreneurs and business professionals. The book is co-authored by Eva Jenkins, a leading authority on human capital management and the driving force at VIP Staffing and VIP Innovations.

Fresh Apparel Upstart Artificial Flavor Synthesizes New Line of Men’s Underwear Suitable for Mass Consumption

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – August 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Artificial Flavor, LLC, has announced the release of their debut line of men’s underwear that caters to the fashion-forward set of today’s style conscious man. They are coming off a successful fashion show at San Francisco’s Ruby Skye venue, and have just launched their ecommerce website bolstered by a dedicated email campaign designed to drive customers to the site.

100 Painted Cows Storm Florida – Better to Paint Cows Than Eat Them

SARASOTA, Fla. – August 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A surreal display of marketing creativity can be seen 2.3 miles east of I-75 on Fruitville Rd. in Sarasota, Florida – 100 cows grazing in a field, with a website address painted on their bodies and several even painted completely purple. No, this isn’t an excerpt from a Hunter S. Thompson novel; it’s the latest and most unusual marketing campaign by GoldenPalace.com.

Exciting New Book Untangles the Mystery of How to Be a Top Producing Sales Professional

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – August 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Strategic Sales Closers LLC today announced the publication of a new book ‘The Sales Superstar Bible – Everything You Need To Know To Be The Top Producing Sales Professional In Your Company.’ This book demystifies and simplifies the world of professional sales, says author Michael Leppo.