IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Maple Youth Ballet along with Black, Starr & Frost, presents the second annual Diamonds & Dance Gala on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Black, Starr & Frost’s harbor side location in Newport Beach. The gala will honor Donalyn Kling of the Kling Family Foundation, who has been a dedicated patron of the Maple Youth Ballet.
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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Written and directed by international chanteuse, Juliet Annerino, ‘The Lord’s Lover’ breaks conventional boundaries of modern stage with cabaret, performance art, live music, dramatic theater, exotic dance, and cutting edge video imagery. The intricacies of human sexuality and controversial themes of desire and ‘free will’ are explored and celebrated.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) has been appointed to the California Film Commission (CFC). The Film Commission enhances California’s status as the leader in motion picture, television and commercial production by keeping film industry jobs and projects in the state. A one-stop office for filmmakers, the Commission supports productions […]
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Maple Youth Ballet presents the enchanting adaptation of ‘Snow White’ to Orange County dance audiences. Conceived by award-winning choreographer and Artistic Director Charles Maple, this unique production is sure to transport families to a ‘fairytale world of magic, drama and romance.’
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calumet Gallery announces ‘Edge of Thought,’ a thematic exhibition from fine art photographer James Maxwell. A native of Tennessee now residing in Pismo Beach, Maxwell is an artist who works at several levels: sculptor; innovative architect; and as a photographer who is equally at home with digital printing as well as alternative photographic processes using a traditional wet darkroom.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Creating a fine art exhibit for Mojave National Preserve Artists in Residence program requires reflection, introspection, and then interpretation because artists have to develop a thematic from 1.6 million acres of visual communities and millenniums of history. Make it a Father and Son assignment that projects one voice, and the possibilities grow exponentially.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Atlanta-born John Waguespack will unveil three new art works – ‘Spring Forward,’ ‘Red Sea at Dawn’ and ‘Black Alaskan Waters’ – which beautifully illustrate his broad range of artistic styles at Spotlight on Art for Trinity School Feb. 4-9.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. and ANAHEIM, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Bob Moog Foundation (BMF) will celebrate the indelible nature of the synthesizer pioneer’s legacy at the 2013 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif. Beginning on January 24, NAMM attendees will have opportunities to see and hear demonstrations of vintage Moog instruments and explore rarely seen archival material from the Bob Moog Foundation Archives.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Maple Conservatory of Dance announces the Summer 2013 Senior and Junior Ballet Intensives Program. Auditions are scheduled on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the Conservatory’s studio at 1824 Kaiser Avenue, Irvine, CA.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Infamous ‘Street Artist’ XVALA, famous for invading the residential trash of celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber and tech icons Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, has set his sights on Robert Downey Jr., Lindsay Lohan, and Taylor Swift for his latest exhibit ‘The Tonight Show with Celebrity Chimp’ at Lab Art Gallery in L.A., announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art.
CULVER CITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — DAX LLC and its parent company, Sample Digital Holdings LLC, announce today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for ‘a system and method for media content collaboration throughout the media production process,’ as U.S. Patent No. 8,218,764.
MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ArteQuesta launches its Israeli Masters Collection, announces Rayah Levy and Jessica Jacobson, co-founders of ArteQuesta. This collection is the culmination of a decade of work to gather and preserve historically significant art works by Israeli Master Artists during Israel’s emergence as the Jewish state.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calumet Photographic is proud to host this exceptional exhibit that offers deeply personal work from photographers exploring new themes: ‘Five Views’ represents recent work by five emerging photographers in the gallery of Calumet’s Hollywood store located at 1135 N. Highland Ave. The exhibit begins January 8 and runs through February 8, 2013.
MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ArteQuesta co-founders Jessica Jacobson and Rayah Levy today announced the long-awaited launch of ArteQuesta.com, the company’s intuitive new web portal featuring museum-quality artworks and collections.
ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) welcomes the public to experience pinball with a European flair. Play a game on the newest addition to their exciting collection of more than 80 playable games: a 1967 Rally West Club. This game marks the one resident of their collection not produced in the United States.
CULVER CITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Derrick Jones, a former MMA fighter, is helping kids avoid gang violence through a Junior MMA tournament. The tournament will be held on December 9, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Focus Self Defense, 9000 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90231.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Orange County Great Park is proud to welcome Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Backhaus, an award-winning choreographer, who will invent and direct one-of-a-kind dance works at the Great Park. Visitors will see and experience dance performances developed by one of Orange County’s premier choreographers.
OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Professionals Guild today announced a Huge Multicultural East Bay New Year’s Eve Party for singles and couples at the Oakland Marriott City Center. This ‘Think Different Multicultural New Year’s Eve’ features Latin music, Old School Top 40, and Smooth Jazz.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Orange County Great Park today announced the top winners of the third annual Scarecrows in the Park fundraising competition, which challenges local businesses and community organizations to build creative, themed scarecrows that are displayed for public voting at the Great Park’s Farm + Food Lab and on the Great Park’s website.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Having just been selected as one of nine artists nationwide to be showcased at Art Basel Miami in December 2012, in conjunction with Russell Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, John Waguespack will exhibit his ‘New Works’ at 111 Minna Gallery November 16, 2012 through January 26, 2013.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Orange County Great Park and Arts Orange County are pleased to present a new Arts Happening featuring the premier of a new one-woman play: The Dig. Written by and starring Los Angeles-based actress Stacie Chaiken, The Dig recounts the dramatic tale of a world-renowned American archeologist who uncovers the identity of a remarkable find in the Middle East that has the potential for explosive consequences.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The San Diego Children’s Choir (SDCC) will perform its annual Holiday Concert and Community Sing-along on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m., at The First United Methodist Church of San Diego in Mission Valley. The children will sing selections from Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols and include traditional favorites such as The First Noel, Joy to the World and Silent Night. The public is invited.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Orange County Great Park invites visitors to vote for their favorite scarecrow at the third annual Scarecrows in the Park contest, which challenges Orange County’s businesses and community organizations to show off their creative and philanthropic spirit by building creative, themed scarecrows. The 2012 edition of the fundraising and fun-raising contest features 26 scarecrows – the most in the competition’s history – all vying for the title of “Best in Crow.”
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Bynoskia Sams’ Resort Collection was featured at Jon Gheri’s Afternoon of Elegance fashion show which was held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif. on October 14. More than 260 guests enjoyed the late afternoon meal that was given as a part of a fundraiser for the ‘A Love Beyond Me’ Foundation.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — John Waguespack is the winner of the San Francisco portion of the 3rd Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series for ‘Deconstructing Dandridge,’ a compelling portrait of the first African-American woman to be nominated for Best Actress in the Academy Awards.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., /California Newswire/ — Media Center Entertainment announced today that two dozen of the U.S. Department of Energy supported Clean Cities Coalitions have pledged to hold public alternative fuels events and press conferences to support the GreenAcrossAmerica.com 2012 CNG Road Trip.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Great Park Jack-O-Lantern took flight today to mark the unofficial start of fall and the launch the countdown to the fifth annual Great Park Pumpkin Harvest on Saturday, October 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This year’s Pumpkin Harvest will feature a variety of activities and family entertainment, including free pumpkins from the Great Park Pumpkin Patch for all children 12 and under, while supplies last.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — DKeeley Press announces publication of the first book in the new Paranormal Mystery series, ‘Having a Whaley of a Time’ (ISBN: 978-0578104836) by author and publisher Donna Keeley. By using the history and “documented ghosts” from the Whaley House in San Diego, Calif., the book weaves an enjoyable, fictional mystery with real facts.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Professionals Guild announced today it is hosting Halloween dance parties in both Sacramento and the Bay Area. Singles are especially invited. Couples are also welcome. The Sacramento Halloween is at the Hilton Hotel Arden West, 2200 Harvard St. on Friday, October 26, 2012. The Bay Area Halloween party will take place at the San Ramon Marriott Hotel, 2600 Bishop Ranch Dr, San Ramon, Calif.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Orange County Great Park in collaboration with the Irvine International Film Festival will host a series of screenings of award-winning short films at the Palm Court Arts Complex beginning October 4. The Independent & Inspired Film Series feature 18 films that will be screened over five evenings on select Thursdays through November 15.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — For the first half of 2012, Publishers Newswire (PNW), an online resource established in 2004 for small publishers, as well as lesser known and first-time book authors, has today announced its latest semi-annual ‘Books to Bookmark’ list. This is a round-up of 13 new and recent books which may have been missed due to not originating from major New York book publishing houses, or ‘big name’ authors.
VENTURA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On October 7, Carnevale Ventura will host a day in Renaissance Italy with three fashion shows and a marketplace at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Ventura. Talented beauties from across California have signed on to model selections from forty stunning costumes of traditional Renaissance Italy and exotic Venetian carnevale.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Themed Summer’s End Weekend, the finale of the Orange County Great Park’s 2012 Flights & Sounds Summer Festival features the costumed superhero rock group, The Aquabats on August 30, and the sultry sounds of Lavay Smith and Her Red-Hot Skillet Lickers on August 31. Both performances for Summer’s End Weekend will take place in the Festival’s Dance Concourse.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Orange County Great Park’s 2012 Flights & Sounds Summer Festival delivers three evenings of musical Americana with a special Made in America Weekend, August 23 through 25. “Our Flights and Sounds Summer Festival musical tour around the world returns home with a very special Made in America Weekend,” said […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Josh Valdez Championship Boxing, a business enterprise led by health business executive Josh Valdez and superstar trainer and former IBF Lightweight champion Roberto Garcia, has launched in order to stabilize fighter futures in and out of the ring.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Neotrope(R), a U.S.-based entertainment publishing company, today announced the re-launch of freeNewsArticles(TM), a quality content resource providing hundreds of current, ready-to-use free news articles in a wide variety of popular topics including business, entertainment and technology. After filling out a simple license agreement, editors may freely use the content in print, online, or on-air.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — It’s a Brits and Celts weekend August 17 and 18 when the Great Park’s Flights & Sounds Summer Festival hosts a British and Irish musical invasion featuring self-described “folk-rockers from Leeds,” The Dunwells and contemporary Irish Celtic music from Solas. The Brits and Celts Weekend, part of the Flights & […]
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Come to World Beat Weekend at the Orange County Great Park’s Flights & Sounds Summer Festival for a musical world tour featuring Persian electronica trio Niyaz, multiple Grammy(R) Award-winning sensation Ladysmith Black Mambazo and DJ Rekha with special guest Dohl Nation and the dancers of the blue 13, Thursday, August […]
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Hoag Hospital Foundation 552 Club announced today that The Allen Diabetes Center’s Herbert Family Program made a generous donation to the 2012 Movie Screening. The Herbert Family’s gift will allow young adults with Type 1 Diabetes the opportunity to attend this special evening as VIPs on Wednesday, August 8, 2012.
ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) proudly announces the opening of “Bagatelle, Pachinko, and Peggle,” an exhibition of early pins-in-a-board games, and the digital extension of these games, Peggle.