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    Adventure Travel Memoir recounts real-life of heroine Aloha Wanderwell Baker – the first woman...

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Starting at the age of 16, Aloha Wanderwell Baker became the first woman to travel around the globe in an automobile, a Model-T Ford. 'Aloha Wanderwell: Call to Adventure' (ISBN: 9781484118801) is a new book published by the Nile Baker Estate and Boyd Production Group that journals those adventures.

    The new Children's Entertainment Network features reporters aged from eight to 18 covering video...

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- There's a new kid on the block - Children's Entertainment Network (CEN) - produced and directed by Mark Rowley is a new web series launched in mid January 2013. 'This exciting new kids' viewing venue is meant to entertain and educate,' Rowley says.

    Celebrity artist Daniel Edwards concludes artist's Celebrity Baby Boomer series that began with 2006...

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Leaked 3D ultrasounds of Socialite Kim Kardashian and Duchess of Cambridge Catherine 'Kate' Middleton have been fabricated into works of art by pop-culture artist Daniel Edwards; concluding his 'Celebrity Baby Boomer' series that began with the 2006 controversial sculpture 'Monument to Pro-Life,' which depicted a nude Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug, at select venues in the Los Angeles area this summer, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art.
    Downtown Burbank Car Classic

    A Salute to Southern California Automotive Culture highlight of 2013 Downtown Burbank Car Classic

    BURBANK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The region’s most fabulous automobiles will cruise into Downtown Burbank for the 2nd annual Car Classic featuring restored and...

    AC Talent Agency and Next Model Management have formed a strategic partnership

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, AC Talent Agency and Next Model Management announced they have formed a strategic partnership. Anna Chudoba Womack, founder of AC Talent, will be in charge of theatrical and commercial bookings for SAG/AFTRA projects for Next.

    DAX LLC has been awarded the StudioDaily Prime Award for Ease of Use

    CULVER CITY. Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DAX, LLC, the Los Angeles-based provider of cloud production workflow and media asset management applications and services to companies that produce, distribute and license audio-visual content, has been awarded the StudioDaily Prime Award for 'Ease of Use.'

    'Merging Harmonies' featuring Gizella Nyquist, Pamela Lagoni and David Nelson Opens at the Calumet...

    SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 'This is an exceptional exhibit, one that offers deeply personal work from photographers launching new themes,' noted Bob Killen, the fine art program leader for Calumet University, the education and events division of Calumet Photographic which hosts the Calumet Gallery.

    Dr. Barry Eichengreen to guest on 'Market Wrap with Moe Ansari' to discuss the...

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On April 10, Dr. Barry Eichengreen will be the Guest Expert on 'Market Wrap with Moe Ansari,' a nationally syndicated radio show that analyzes Wall Street news and provides insight into the complexities of the stock market.

    Retirement crisis expert and author Karl Kim Offers Medi-Cal and Long-term Care Solutions in...

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- According to retirement crisis expert. and author of 'Don't Go Broke Paying the Nursing Home' (ISBN: 978-0988902619), Karl Kim, CFP, CLTC; each year thousands of people are thrust into a 'care crisis' when a family member or loved one needs long-term care.

    Performer Moky Huynh to debut 'USC Dropout' at Elephant Stages Lillian Theater in Hollywood

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Performer Moky Huynh announced this week that he will perform a 75-minute solo show - 'USC Dropout' - on Wednesday, April 17 at the Elephant Stages' Lillian Theatre on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood.

    Sandra Piller, chart-topping country artist, will appear April 19-21 at The Hollywood Show 2013...

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Featuring in-person appearances of more than five dozen celebrities from classic motion pictures and television, The Hollywood Show has emerged as one of the world's most celebrated autograph and photo-opportunities for fans, and the upcoming 2013 event will feature country singer, and Shady Hill Records recording artist, Sandra Piller.

    Ruth Roberts Holiday Music is Fun for the Whole Family with Humorous Seasonal Sing-A-Long...

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Whatever holiday pops up on your calendar, two things are always true: kids are happy about it and the late Ruth Roberts wrote kids' music to help you celebrate it.

    TV star and dancer Sophia Lucia from 'Dance Moms' to attempt to Break the...

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 10-year-old dance prodigy and featured performer on the hit TV series on Lifetime, 'Dance Moms,' Sophia Lucia, will attempt to break the Guinness World Record of '36 Consecutive Pirouettes' on March 30, 2013 in her home town of San Diego. The event will take place at San Diego Dance Centre, where Sophia started dancing at the young age of 2.

    Donalyn Kling Honored by Maple Youth Ballet at Second Annual Diamonds and Dance Gala

    IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Maple Youth Ballet honored Donalyn Kling, one of its most dedicated patrons at the second annual Diamonds and Dance Gala on Saturday, March 9 at Black, Starr and Frost in Newport Beach. 'Donalyn, without you we would not have been able to do so many of the things we have accomplished this year,' said Charles Maple, co-founder of the Maple Conservatory.

    Latest 'Books to Bookmark' List of 10 Interesting New Book Titles from 2013 Announced...

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Publishers Newswire (PNW), an online resource established in 2004 for small publishers, as well as lesser known and first-time book authors, has announced its latest semi-annual 'Books to Bookmark' list. This is a round-up of 10 new and recent books from Q4/2012 and Q1/2013 which may have been missed due to not originating from major New York book publishing houses, or 'big name' writers.

    NAB 2013: CEO Patrick Macdonald-King of DAX LLC keynotes Cloud Computing Conference

    CULVER CITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Patrick Macdonald-King, CEO/President of DAX, LLC (formerly Sample Digital), the leading provider of cloud workflow and media asset management applications and services to companies that produce, distribute and license audio-visual content, will be a keynote speaker at the Cloud Computing Conference, a feature of this year's NAB in Las Vegas.

    Street Artist Takes MONOPOLY Money for Art, Paints Oscar Winner Adrien Brody's Car as...

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- CACA (Cory Allen Contemporary Art) announces that L.A. street artist 'ALEC Monopoly' will bring the game of MONOPOLY to life at LAB ART Gallery in Los Angeles, where the artist plans to sell one of his popular pieces for MONOPOLY money and create a designer game piece with Actor Adrien Brody's '64 Pontiac Catalina.

    Renowned photographer Wayne Schoenfeld returns to the big top in 'Circus of the Heart'...

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Renowned photographer Wayne Schoenfeld returns to the big top in 'Circus of the Heart,' the completion of his celebrated Icons/Iconoclasts circus trilogy, the largest contemporary photographic series of the 1930's North American circus, February 26, at LA Circus.

    Second annual Diamonds and Dance Gala to honor Donalyn Kling and support the Charles...

    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.

    Written and directed by international chanteuse, Juliet Annerino, 'The Lord's Lover' breaks conventional boundaries...

    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.
    Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Appointed to Commission to Keep Film and Television Jobs in California

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) has been appointed to the California Film Commission (CFC). The Film Commission enhances...

    The Maple Youth Ballet presents the enchanting adaptation of 'Snow White' to Orange County...

    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.'

    Calumet Gallery announces 'Edge of Thought,' a thematic exhibition from fine art photographer James...

    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.

    Many Names Have Never Been Spoken Here: exhibit at the Desert Light Gallery in...

    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.

    Celebrated artist John Waguespack returns home for art exhibition showcasing the Southeast's preeminent artists

    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.

    At 2013 NAMM Show in Anaheim, the Bob Moog Foundation will show vintage Moog...

    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.

    The Maple Conservatory of Dance Announces auditions for Summer 2013 Ballet Intensive Program

    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.

    Shock the Monkey: LA Street Artist XVALA Gives Tonight Show Chimp Googly Eyes and...

    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.

    DAX LLC wins additional U.S. patent for cloud-based media workflow application for film and...

    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.

    ArteQuesta Israeli Masters Collection offers Visual History of Israel's Emergence as Jewish State and...

    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.

    New Exhibit in Hollywood, 'Five Views' Represents Recent Work by Five Emerging Photographers

    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.

    Launch of ArteQuesta Portal Features Museum-Quality Artworks and Collections, Resources for Art Investors, and...

    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.

    The Pacific Pinball Museum welcomes the public to experience pinball with a European flair,...

    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.

    Former MMA Fighter Derrick Jones is Helping Kids Avoid Gang Violence by Participating in...

    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.
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    OC Great Park Names Award-Winning Choreographer Jennifer Backhaus 'Artist-in-Residence'

    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.

    Professionals Guild announced today a Huge Multicultural East Bay New Year's Eve 2012 Party...

    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.
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    Great Park Announces Scarecrows in the Park Winners: Competition raised $13,000 for Second Harvest...

    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.

    Solo Exhibition: John Waguespack 'New Works' comes to San Francisco's 111 Minna Gallery

    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.
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    OC Great Park and Arts OC present 'The Dig' a new One-woman Play performed...

    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 Children's Choir

    San Diego Children's Choir celebrates 22nd annual Holiday Concert and Community Sing-along in December

    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.
    Orange County Great Park

    Annual Great Park Scarecrows in the Park Fundraising Competition Begins in Orange County

    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.”

    Bynoskia Sams' Resort Collection was featured at Jon Gheri's Afternoon of Elegance fashion show...

    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.

    Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series at Art Basel: John Waguespack to Represent San Francisco with...

    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.

    The 'Green Across America' Campaign Launches The Biggest Alternative Fuel Vehicle Road Trip In...

    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.
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    Launch of Great Park Jack-O-Lantern Starts Countdown to O.C. Great Park Pumpkin Harvest

    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.

    Ghost Stories for Halloween Reading – Paranormal Mysteries from the Whaley House in San...

    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.

    Bay Area Halloween Party 2012 announced by the Professionals Guild

    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.
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    Five evenings of award-winning short films will be screened at the Orange County Great...

    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.

    Latest 'Books to Bookmark' List of 13 Interesting New Book Titles from 2012 compiled...

    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.

    Carnevale Ventura: Spectacular Italian Renaissance Fashion Show Welcomes Talented Miss America Titleholders

    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.

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