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O.C. Great Park 2012 Flights & Sounds Summer Festival Goes Out Rockin’ and Swingin’ with Two-Night Finale

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.

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O.C. Great Park 2012 Flights and Sounds Summer Festival Showcases Made in America Weekend Aug. 23-25 in Irvine

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 […]

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Quality Content Publisher, Neotrope, Re-launches freeNewsArticles.com with Resources for Deadline-focused Print, Broadcast and Web Media Outlets

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.

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O.C. Great Park 2012 Flights & Sounds Summer Festival to Feature a Brits and Celts Weekend

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 & […]

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O.C. 2012 Flights and Sounds Summer Festival to Present World Beat Weekend Aug 9 – 11 plus Bollywood Dance Party

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 […]

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Hoag Hospital Foundation 552 Club announces Allen Diabetes Center’s Herbert Family Program makes generous donation to 2012 Movie Screening

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.

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Author D.L. Carroll’s Children’s Book ‘Sir Licksalot & The Island Fools’ Wins Gold Award

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Just released children’s chapter book, “Sir Licksalot & The Island Fools” (ISBN: 978-1462680924), makes a summer debut and wins the Gold! According to Author D.L. Carroll, “This is the second book in the Sir Licksalot series. ‘Sir Licksalot & The Island Fools,’ submitted to Family Review Center for a review, resulted in inclusion to their awards program. I was pleasantly surprised and honored to receive their prestigious 2012 Gold Award.”

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Orange County 2012 Flights & Sounds Summer Festival Begins August 2 with a Latin Music Weekend

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Orange County Great Park, in association with Irvine Barclay Theatre, launches the fifth annual Flights & Sounds Summer Festival on Thursday, August 2 with an unforgettable up-tempo Latin Music Weekend featuring east LA rock, a Salsa dance party and Grammy Award-winning Latin jazz. The Latin Music Weekend kicks off […]

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Green Planet Productions Documentary on Sustainable Living to feature EnviroIngenuity Hydroponic Vertical Farming

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EnviroIngenuity’s Hydroponic Vertical Farming Division today announced its participation in a Green Planet Productions special feature on sustainable living. A film crew from Green Planet visited two of EnviroIngenuity’s hydroponic vertical farms on July 3.

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Kids Artistic Revue announces KARtv Dance Awards and Benefit, Joins the Fight Against Cancer

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Kids Artistic Revue – KAR, America’s Favorite National Dance Competition, wraps up the 30th Anniversary 2012 season with a benefit awards show to give back to the community. Music Saves Lives and Keep A Breast Foundation join KARtv on July 6 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas to be part of the first annual Awards Show Benefit. KARtv will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from this event to these organizations.

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O.C. Great Park Celebrates 7th Anniversary at Free ‘Growing the Park’ Event on July 14, 2012

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Orange County Great Park hosts this summer’s premier free family event to mark the Park’s 7th anniversary at the Growing the Park celebration, a mid-afternoon through evening community festival on Saturday, July 14 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event offers families the opportunity to watch vintage military […]

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2012 Flights and Sounds Summer Festival Brings Unique Musical and Cultural Experience to Orange County

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Music lovers of all ages can enjoy a musical tour around the world when the Orange County Great Park, in association with Irvine Barclay Theatre, presents a diverse mix of internationally acclaimed musicians, dancers and exciting new artists at the fifth annual Flights & Sounds Summer Festival beginning Thursday, August […]

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Riveting Novel, ‘Sarcophagus’ by Jean-Pierre Chevalier, Sheds New Light on Modern Health-Care Issues

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ‘Sarcophagus’ by Jean-Pierre Chevalier (ISBN: 978-0-595-67678-1; ebook: ISBN: 978-0-595-83618-5) is now available in Kindle Edition at Amazon.com. This underground classic is a compelling literary phenomenon, read by patient advocates and would-be whistle-blowers.

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Pinball Oddity: an Exhibition of Rare Pinball Machines and Oversized Pinball Art comes to Rhythmix Cultural Works K Gallery

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) proudly announces the opening of the ‘Pinball Oddity’ exhibit, featuring a collection of pinball rarities and giant mural reproductions of pinball art. The exhibit represents the first in a series of scalable exhibits the museum offers for lease to institutions nationwide.

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World Travel in a Model T Ford: Adventure and Intrigue Surround the Life of Aloha Wanderwell

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Richard Diamond, founder of AlohaWanderwell.com, announced this week that June 4, 2012 marks the sixteenth anniversary of Aloha Wanderwell’s death, the first woman to travel around the world in an automobile – a Model T Ford that she affectionately named ‘Little Lizzie.’ Aloha was 16 when she began this journey in 1922.

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Hydroponic Vertical Farm Demonstration Center in Laguna Beach planned by EnviroIngenuity

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EnviroIngenuity’s urban hydroponic vertical farming division today announced plans to develop a hydroponic vertical farming demonstration center in Laguna Beach. The Verti-Gro system, featured at the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida for the last 16 years, will be employed at the new demonstration facility.

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Moshe Kai Cavalin’s ‘We Can Do,’ Published by Bookstand Publishing, Made its Mark on the Amazon Top 100 List

MORGAN HILL, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Traditional publishing companies reject 98 percent of new authors, but authors like Moshe Kai Cavalin are quickly discovering that self-publishing can be done effectively with today’s Print-on-Demand (POD) technology. In March of 2012, Moshe Kai Cavalin’s ‘We Can Do’ (ISBN: 9781618630452), published using POD technology by Bookstand Publishing, made Amazon’s Top 100 list, showing how successful an author with a dream can be.

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Great Park Artisan Food and Arts Festival comes to The Orange County Great Park April 28, 2012

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Enjoy an all-day celebration of artisan food, sustainable gardening and creative art at the Great Park’s first ever Artisan Food and Arts Festival on Saturday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m at The Orange County Great Park. Local chefs and artisans will be on hand to demonstrate delicious fresh dishes from local foods, bread baking, jam, cheese and soda making, and refrigerator pickling.

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Teen social network JACKIE FAME teams with The Weinstein Company to promote the movie ‘BULLY’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Jackie Fame, Inc. (FAME), the leading kid/teen social network www.JFame.com, is joining forces with The Weinstein Company to promote the movie ‘Bully.’ After much debate over the rating, the PG-13 version of the anti-bullying documentary will open in 115 theaters.

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Los Angeles-based Dance Company Jazz Tap Ensemble Tours Africa With U.S. Department of State’s DanceMotion USA

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Brooklyn Academy of Music will send Jazz Tap Ensemble, a Los Angeles-based dance company, to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe to tour as part of DanceMotion USA(SM), April 9 – May 5, 2012.

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The Pacific Pinball Museum chosen as recipient of a grant from the Neotrope 2012 Non-Profit PR Grants Program

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) of Alameda, California is pleased to announce that PPM has been chosen as a recipient of a grant from the Neotrope(R) 2012 Non-Profit PR Grants Program. With this commitment, Neotrope aligns itself with the PPM in educating and entertaining children and adults through the preservation of pinball, while making eight decades of games available to be played by everyone.

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San Francisco Launches Innovative Muni History Exhibit to Celebrate 100 Years

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Mayor Edwin M. Lee, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and partners Market Street Railway (MSR) and Historypin announced the launch of ‘Treasures from the Muni Archive,’ a new exhibit of photographs from Muni’s extensive archive celebrating the last 100 years.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement on the Passing of Whitney Houston

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement Saturday on the passing of Whitney Houston: Today, Los Angeles mourns the loss of Whitney Houston, one of the greatest voices of all time. It is with deep sadness that we reflect upon a life taken from us too soon, and a woman whose talents touched so many.

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USC School of Cinematic Arts Announce Films for 2012 American Film Showcase

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) announced today the 29 films selected for the American Film Showcase, an international cultural diplomacy initiative that brings people together worldwide through film.

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Santa Claus Arrives in Downtown Burbank, California Aboard the Holiday Toy Express

BURBANK, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Join in one of Santa’s most exhilarating arrivals with the Holiday Toy Express, a 450-ton train covered with giant glittering ornaments and more than 50,000 twinkling lights on Sunday, December 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Downtown Burbank Partnership.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces 80th Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 7, 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown will join Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson to host the 80th Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday on the West Steps of the State Capitol.

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Pin-Ups for Ron Paul 2012 calendar produced by Los Angeles singer-writer-director Juliet Annerino has arrived

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The ‘Pin-Ups for Ron Paul’ 2012 calendar produced by Los Angeles singer/writer/director Juliet Annerino has arrived. This sexy collection of female activists is the most innovative way to spread the message of presidential candidate Ron Paul!

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Senator Padilla’s Anti-Piracy Legislation – new law will help reduce music and movie piracy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 550 (Padilla) Sunday. The new law will help reduce music and movie piracy by allowing inspections and verification to ensure that large-scale disc replicating plants are complying with California anti-piracy laws.

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‘Questing for Uberjoy,’ a New Book from Konrad Ventana, Takes the Reader to New Heights of Action, and Adventure

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Just Released: Konrad Ventana’s ‘Questing for Uberjoy’ (ISBN: 978-1-46202-953-2) is now available as Hardcover, Softcover, and eBook versions. In this stunning new novel, Ventana sweeps the reader off into a world of high drama and adventure in the remote Himalayan mountains of Nepal and Tibet where lofty ideals clash with the myth of the conquering hero until nothing, not even the evening stars, will ever appear quite the same.

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New Weekly Music Showcase hosted by radio host Sheena Metal debuts at The Other Door in NoHo

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Bands and fans will have an exciting new opportunity for music, merriment and much more as Sheena Metal hosts “Carnyville: An Industry Showcase at The Other Door” every Thursday evening. Located in the NoHo Arts District, the premiere event will take place September 8, 2011 and will feature live music on the club stage.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa to Film Industry: Let’s Keep Los Angeles The Entertainment Capital of the World

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today participated in a roundtable discussion at Variety headquarters with film production and location managers to highlight the cost-saving opportunities and film-friendly policies the City has implemented to keep production in Los Angeles.

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All-Star Cast in ‘Vagina Monologues’ Raises Money for V-Day and PROTECT

STUDIO CITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A cast of stars in an intimate theatrical setting with all proceeds going to charity is the way to describe the V-Day Valley (www.vdayvalley.com) production of “The Vagina Monologues,” directed by Sheena Metal at the Complete Actors Place in Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles). With just three performances set for […]

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Shayna Swanson Presents Solo Contemporary Circus Show – First Evidence

CHICAGO, Ill. — ‘First Evidence,’ a solo, contemporary circus show created by Shayna Swanson, founder and artistic director of Aloft – Chicago’s ‘most badass contemporary circus company’ – will debut this December. For more than 14 years, Swanson has created and performed aerial works that have been described by the Chicago Reader as, ‘Truly heartfelt and creative.’

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