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Sample Digital Appoints Michael J. Lam VP

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Sample Digital has announced that Michael J. Lam has come aboard as VP, Account Development. Previously President of ClearStory Systems, the media asset management company, Lam has long experience in the technology field, with a focus on business systems. He is based in New York and will be working closely with the company’s West Coast headquarters.

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Griffin Pest Solutions Video Contest Challenges Grand Rapids Museum Visitors to Give Their Best ‘Saw a Bug’ Scream

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Griffin Pest Solutions announces the ‘Saw a Bug’ video scream contest, in conjunction with the Grand Rapids Public Museum Big BIG Bug exhibit. Museum visitors of all ages are encouraged to take a video of them screaming, while standing in front of the giant grasshopper at the exhibit. Videos may be filmed at the Museum’s Big BIG Bug exhibit on April 5 through April 10, 2010 and during the hours of 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Teen Artist Benefit to Aid Haiti and Chile

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The catastrophic earthquakes that hit Haiti on January 12 and Chile on February 27 left both countries struggling and in need of resources and economic relief. Local teen performers and young Hollywood celebrities are unifying their talents in an effort to make a difference. Through music, dance and laughter, Teen Artist Benefit (TAB), produced by Joe M. Loera, will become part of the worldwide movement to bring aid to the Haitian and Chilean people by raising money for the American Red Cross.

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Entertainment Industry Signs on for Sample Digital’s daxD3 System

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — One year after unveiling its new dax|D3 digital production workflow system, Sample Digital announces full adoption by its production clients, including the industry’s major film studios, broadcast networks and production companies. The platform now supports a community of more than 7,500 individual users, and more than 50 companies, making Sample Digital the leader in its field and dax|D3 the most widely used digital production workflow system.

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K. Gabriel Heiser, Author of ‘Medicaid Secrets,’ to Discuss Medicaid Planning on the John Stossel Fox-TV Show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — K. Gabriel Heiser, attorney and author of the best-selling book ‘How to Protect Your Family’s Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs: Medicaid Secrets’ (Phylius Press 2010; ISBN: 978-0979080159), will be interviewed on the John Stossel Fox TV show Stossel, on Thursday, March 25.

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The Future of Theater is Looking Up with Suspended Cirque

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Suspended Cirque is New York City’s first Aerial Circus Theater troupe. Aerial Circus Theater, sometimes called ‘Nouveau Cirque,’ has already become an established performance genre outside of the U.S. thanks to performance companies like Cirkus Cirkor of Sweden, Seven Fingers and Cirque Eloize of Canada, and the Thieree family of France. Using narrative, song and choreography along with the circus acts, these troupes create their shows through the individuality and the artistry of the performers.

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ArtsRanch, Founded By Broadway Performer Jacob Brent, Announces Summer Performing Arts Camp in July 2010

SAN JOSE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ArtsRanch, Performing Arts Training Center in Northern California has announced a three-week summer camp in July 2010 at the Coloma Resort. Founded in 2009 by Jacob Brent, (Mr. Mistoffelees in CATS – Broadway, London and film), who also serves as Artistic Director, ArtsRanch features Broadway performers as guest teaching artists, all of whom are dedicated to training and nurturing young talent and developing the performing artists of the future.

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Stand Up Comics Standing Up for Haiti – Warner Grand Theater San Pedro

SAN PEDRO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Theater troupe Midnight Insanity and The World Mind Network are organizing a benefit comedy show for victims of the Haiti earthquake. Standing up for Haiti will take place at the historic Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro, California on March 14 at 6 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to the Haiti Fund of Doctors Without Borders.

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Colbie Caillat, Demi Lovato, and Audrina Patridge put their creativity to fashionable good use for Starlight Children’s Foundation

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — On Dec. 19, 2009 Forever 21, Inc. is launching a charitable line of T-shirts personally designed by notable celebrities with 100 percent of the proceeds, or 2/3 of the purchase price of the T-shirts to benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation – helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their […]

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Website Launch Nourishes Members with a Chance to Win a Trip to Wine Country

HEALDSBURG, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Website and social hub Nourish Network empowers people to maintain a healthy body, a comfortable weight and an eco-clean conscience while getting more pleasure from food, and the company is kicking off the launch with a chance for members to win a trip to California’s Sonoma County, where founder Lia Huber hails from. On January 1, 2010, a member will be drawn at random to win a three day trip for two to Wine Country, Calif.

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Professionals Guild Hosts Sacramento and Bay Area News Year’s Eve Parties

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Professionals Guild announced today that it is again hosting two grand New Year’s Eve parties – a Bay Area New Years Eve Party at the Hilton Hotel in Concord; the other, a Sacramento New Years Eve Party at the Hilton Hotel Arden West. Both locations encourage singles and couples to attend.

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The 8th Annual INDULGENCE New Year’s Eve Bash

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This year the INDULGENCE New Year’s Eve Bash is back at the EMP! Presented by Seattle Bash, ‘Indulgence’ brings together 5 parties in one. It is the largest New Year’s Eve Party in Seattle with over 3,000 guests attending. This year, party in the cool surroundings of the EMP with 5 unique experiences located throughout the museum featuring music acts, comedy acts and DJ’s.

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Young Actress to spearhead Starlight Children’s Foundation StarPower Program, proving you’re never too young to give back

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — Starlight Children’s Foundation – which for 25 years has helped seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities – has named 10-year-old actress Bailee Madison spokesperson of its StarPower program. StarPower is an initiative that encourages youth to give […]

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New Book Exonerates Jefferson in DNA Controversy

TAMPA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘In Defense Of Thomas Jefferson’ (ISBN: 978-0-312-56100-0), has just been published by St. Martins Press and concerns the major historical controversy surrounding Mr. Jefferson and his slave, Sally Hemings. ‘In Defense’ definitively destroys the cultural myth that Jefferson had any relationship with Ms. Hemings.

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C. Anthony Gallery and Pop Artist Steve Kaufman Present Olympic Silver Medalist and Hall of Fame Skier Billy Kidd

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Friday, December 4, from 4 – 6 p.m., come meet and greet this true skiing legend. Billy’s honors include 1970 World Champion, First American male to win an Olympic Medal in Alpine skiing, only person in history to win both the World Pro Championships and FIS World Championship in the same year, Olympic Silver Medalist and a member of the Skiing Hall of Fame; plus, Steve Kaufman, ‘the former assistant to Andy Warhol.’

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Blood Equity – Controversial Film about NFL Player Injuries opens Nov. 20

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — Three-time Super Bowl Champion Roman Phifer’s controversial film about NFL Player Injuries to hit theaters November 20th, 2009. Beverly Hills based Walking Shadows has announced the theatrical release of “BLOOD EQUITY,” Super Bowl Champ Roman Phifer’s controversial film about NFL Player Injuries: an expose of the dark side of the […]

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Southern Calif. event offers free diabetes and high blood pressure screenings to African American men at barbershops

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — Some 100 barbershops throughout Los Angeles and the Inland Empire will be bustling with extra activity this Saturday, November 7, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. when Dr. Bill J. Releford, D.P.M., founder of The Diabetic Amputation Prevention (DAP) Foundation, launches the Los Angeles Initiative of the Black Barbershop […]

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CCC Panel to Examine How Music Makes Money on the Internet

LOS ANGLES /California Newswire/ — Building a fan base and earning money in a digital world are the topics for a special presentation by the California Copyright Conference (www.theccc.org) in Los Angeles. The CCC event will feature representatives from some of the industry’s top digital companies and content providers. The program, which offers CLE credit […]

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California’s Film & Television Incentive Program Records Early Success in Retaining Jobs

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced that 36 film and television productions are set to shoot during the last quarter of 2009 as a direct result of California’s recently launched film and TV production incentive. The Governor successfully proposed and pushed for the Film and Television Incentive as part of a package […]

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Natalie Innocenzi Named 92nd Rose Queen

PASADENA /California Newswire/ -– The Pasadena Tournament of Roses named Natalie Anne Innocenzi as the 92nd Rose Queen today. This announcement concludes a month-long process that began with more than 1,100 Pasadena-area young women who participated in the Tournament of Roses Royal Court tryouts. Queen Natalie was selected from the recently appointed seven-member Royal Court. […]

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Ski Dazzle Announces Four City Rail Jam Tour with Online Coverage by Freeskier Magazine and Snowboard Magazine

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ski Dazzle LLC, the producer of the Nation’s Largest Consumer Ski & Snowboard Shows for over 30 years, announces The 2009 Rail Jam Tour, with Open Amateur Rail Jam Contests and introductory park lessons at the Ski Dazzle Shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, the Bay area and Sacramento. Ski Dazzle invites all team riders from resorts and manufacturers to participate in the rail jam series.

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Entrepreneur Launches Historic, Code-Cracking Rosetta Stone Replica Project

SEVERN, Md. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rosetta Classic, LLC is now offering commercially available, hand crafted replicas of the original Rosetta Stone to any interested entity or individual – considered by some to be ‘the Rosetta Stone of replicas.’ Anyone interested in the fields of archaeology, Egyptology, cryptology, publishing, geology, science, writing, mathematics, translation work and/or languages understands the significance of this famous artifact.

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How Weed Won the West: Craig X Rubin is a firm believer in free speech and proves it appearing in 2 controversial movies

BEVERLY HILLS /California Newswire/ — Bill O’Reilly called Charlie Sheen a “Pinhead” for “calling for an uprising” and demanding Obama reevaluate the Official 9/11 Report. Founder of Profitfrompot, Craig X Rubin, has appeared on Glenn Beck’s show and is a fan of the Fox News broadcaster especially since Beck came out for terminating marijuana prohibition. […]

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K2 Communications, Inc. announces principal shooting for ‘Ultimate Wave Tahiti’ in 3D IMAX completed

EL SEGUNDO /California Newswire/ — Nine-time world champion surfer, Kelly Slater, and his big wave companion, Raimana Van Bastolaer, have completed principal photography for Ultimate Wave Tahiti, the first 3D IMAX® and giant screen theater film to use extreme surfing to focus on the science of waves, according to its executive producer, K2 Communications, Inc. […]

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Hollywood execs clamor over new novel, The Unbearable Sadness of Zilch

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — Our eyes of flesh see only noir! Even before its official release, a new novel was making the rounds among the cognoscenti of the movie business. Not since The Day of the Locust and The Love of the Last Tycoon has Hollywood and the motion picture industry been shown in […]

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Auction for Emmys Event and After-party Tickets will benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation

HOLLYWOOD /California Newswire/ — Starlight Children’s Foundation is currently auctioning off a VIP package for two lucky individuals to walk the red carpet and see popular television celebrities up close at this year’s All-Star Emmy® Award Show. Anyone can bid on two tickets to the Emmy Award Show on Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Nokia […]

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‘America Libre’ Author Tours Southern California, Setting for Controversial Novel of Latino Insurrection

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Author Raul Ramos y Sanchez is touring Southern California, the setting of his controversial debut novel AMERICA LIBRE following its July 29th release by Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books). The apocalyptic story, which envisions an armed Latino insurrection in the U.S. Southwest sparked by a violent anti-immigration backlash, […]

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Next Step After Twitter and Facebook: New Social Network Lets You Carve Your Own Niche on the Web

BONITA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What is the next thing for Social Networking? Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and their competitors let you find friends, build brands, and form groups. But a newer site lets you do those things, plus monopolize a chunk of the Internet around a social issue, philosophical question, research problem, niche art form, or environmental challenge. The rationale for the World Mind Network (WMN) stems from events over the last five years or so – the advent of new Web 2.0 tools which have hit society like waves.

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September 11th Charity Ball to Benefit Sick 9/11 Heroes

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The FealGood Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates for sick and dying 9/11 Ground Zero First Responders, will hold the FealGood Charity Ball on Friday, September 11, 2009 at New Jersey’s Trump National Golf Club Colts Neck. The event has a star-studded celebrity guest list including many professional athletes.

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces First 25 Productions to Qualify for Film & Television Production Incentive

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the first 25 film and television productions to qualify for the film and television production incentive the Governor signed into law on February 20, 2009. The Governor fought for economic stimulus measures including this substantial new job and business retention incentive program earlier this year. […]

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Personal Messages Sent into Space at the Speed of Light

LONDON, U.K. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SentForever are letting people transmit free messages into deep space through their Web site to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the moon landings. When transmitted, these messages travel at the speed of light, which is 670 million miles per hour. After just 8 minutes the messages pass by the sun and 5 1/2 hours later pass Pluto. In just 14 hours the messages overtake the Voyager 1 probe, which is the most distant man-made object from Earth.

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Art Book Combines Chaos, God and Sex with Digital Imaging – ‘Fractopia’ by Christopher L. Simmons

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Christopher Simmons’ “Fractopia” (ISBN: 978-0-9710555-0-6, hardcover – limited edition, Neotrope Press), collects the best of Simmons’ abstract images created by combining fractal imagery with photographic effects, textures and hand-applied layers. This special edition includes a video DVD with slide show of all images found in the book. Some of the […]

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BONE FIRE Smokehouse Invites BBQ Fans to Cast their Votes on ‘LIVE with Regis and Kelly’

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LIVE with Regis and Kelly’s producers are kicking-off a nationwide search for the best grill recipe and they’re asking their viewers for help with the ‘Ultimate Hometown Grill Off.’ One regional chef has a good chance, but needs your help. Erich Soll, Executive Chef at BONE FIRE Smokehouse in Downtown Kingsport, Tenn., has been selected as having one of the top 5 ribs recipes in the nation, with his succulent Smoked Ribs with Fightin’ Irish Whiskey Sauce.

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Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag Discuss The New World Order and How 9/11 Was a Government Inside Job on Nationally Syndicated Alex Jones Show

AUSTIN, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reality TV celebs Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag spoke to broadcaster Alex Jones on his nationally syndicated radio/TV show, ‘The Alex Jones Show,’ about how Alex’s video documentaries had awakened them to alleged government-sponsored terrorism, microchips, and the New World Order. Alex Jones is a nationally syndicated broadcaster and documentary filmmaker. An alternative media icon, he is frequently cited to be the leader of the September 11th Truth Movement.

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LegalizeFerrets.org’s YouTube Video Contest – Voting Starts June 29th through July 4th

LA MESA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LegalizeFerrets.org, an organization of people interested in legalizing ferrets in California, is conducting their second annual YouTube Video Contest. Nine videos have been entered and the only prize is $500 cash. Legalize Ferrets is conducting an Environmental Impact Report as required from the California Department of Fish and Game. Their mailing list and support continue to grow and the video contest is a great expression of the hope, pain and fear California ferret enthusiasts live with.

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Books You’ve Missed: Publishers Newswire Announced Today its Latest List of Books to Bookmark, for the First Half of 2009

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The online resource for small publishers, as well as lesser known and first-time book authors, Publishers Newswire(TM), has announced its latest semi-annual “Books to Bookmark” list, for the first half of 2009. This list is a round-up of new and interesting books which are often missed due to not […]

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Neotrope Press Announces Publication of ‘Fractopia’ – a Fractal Art Book by Christopher Simmons

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Neotrope(R) Press announced today the publication of the limited edition of “Fractopia” (ISBN: 978-0-9710555-0-6, hardcover), by digital artist Christopher Laird Simmons. The book collects the best of Simmons’ abstract images created by combining fractal imagery with photographic effects, textures and hand-applied layers. This special edition includes a video DVD […]

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Mutiny Pictures reports busy winter and spring with key entertainment industry accounts

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mutiny Pictures (MutinyPictures.net), a Los Angeles-based film company specializing in online branded entertainment and webisode production, made several company announcements through founder Michael Pierce on recent high-profile projects that showcase their branding capabilities and post-production expertise. Mutiny Pictures director Kenny Stoff recently teamed up with U2 to document the […]

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New Mystery Novel by Homa Pourasgari Examines Women’s Oppression in Saudi Arabia

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Linbrook Press announces a new novel, “The Dawn of Saudi” (ISBN: 978-0977-978-014), authored by Homa Pourasgari, scheduled to be released June 22, 2009. Homa had a desire to write a novel that would depict what life is like for women in Saudi Arabia. The Dawn of Saudi combines real-life […]

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