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Fertility Doctor and Musician Son Collaborate on Inspirational Song and Video for Infertility Patients

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) announced the release of a new song and video inspired by and dedicated to couples dealing with infertility. The song, entitled ‘I Believe,’ was co-written and produced by Darren Sher, son of SIRM Founder and Executive Director Geoffrey Sher, MD.

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Epic Image Entertainment, Eyevox Entertainment and Paragon Design Group Produce Live-action Book Trailer for Night of the Living Trekkies

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Epic Image Entertainment, Eyevox Entertainment and Paragon Design Group recently produced the book trailer ‘Night of the Living Trekkies’ for Quirk Books publishing. The trailer, which was released on Sept. 14 has already had more than 90,000 views on YouTube and has received raving reviews from the blogosphere.

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First Houston Flamenco Festival

HOUSTON, Texas — In keeping with its mission to teach, preserve and promote Flamenco in its most authentic form, Del Espadin Flamenco and Spanish Dance Academy is proud to present Houston’s very first Flamenco Festival. From Thursday, October 28th, to Sunday, October 31st, Houston flamenco lovers and students will have the opportunity to experience first-hand all the passion and excitement of true ‘flamenco puro.’

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‘COLIN’ the $75 Zombie Horror Sensation, makes its North American Premiere at the 13th Floor Haunted House in San Antonio

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Walking Shadows LLC announces that the surprise hit of the Cannes Film Festival, ‘COLIN,’ a British zombie movie, which cost just $75 (GBP 45) to make, will make its North American Premiere at the 13th Floor Haunted House in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, September 23, 2010 – before moving to theaters nationwide in September and October.

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The Dating World Gets a Companion

DALLAS, Texas — Ever wonder why people pay a dating coach hundreds or even thousands of dollars? Otter Creek Motion Pictures announces the release of a new DVD – ‘Secrets of Successful Dating.’ This new DVD is designed to give the advantage of a dating coach and provides positive reinforcement in the privacy of the client’s living room.

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Ninety-Five Pound Woman Breaks Men’s Dead Lifting Guinness World Record by nearly 15,000 Pounds

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Athletes who heard the rumor said it couldn’t be done. How could a 5-foot woman, barely weighing in at 95 pounds compete with professional weightlifting men to set a new world record? On August 14, at St. Emydius Gym in San Francisco, Dr. Thienna Ho showed them how as she set the new Guinness World Record for the heaviest sumo deadlift in one hour.

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Watch LIVE! 97 Pound Woman Attempts Guinness World Records (Set by Men) to Lift Over 90,000 Pounds – In 1 Hour!

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Thirty years ago, Thienna Ho and her family were Vietnamese boat people who survived a brutal attack by Thai pirates during a treacherous voyage on their way to their new home in San Francisco. Now Thienna is a super-athlete who has broken Guinness World Records (GWR) for feats of strength and endurance. On August 14 she plans to take the men’s Guinness World Record for the most weight dead lifted in one hour.

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Hundreds of Bulls to be Released on New Orleans Streets!

NEW ORLEANS, La. — Since 2007 the streets of New Orleans’ French Quarter have seen a growing number of gorings from rolling bulls. San Fermin in Nueva Orleans 2010 (SFNO) promises to provide more of the same during the annual Running of the Bulls in New Orleans. Nola Bulls, LLC (Nola Bulls) presents its fourth homage to Pamplona’s Sanfermines with events from July 9-11th, 2010.

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Self-Publishers Learn from 15 Experts and Avoid Travel Hassles at Free Virtual Book Publishing Conference May 12-14, 2010

SANDPOINT, Idaho — Those who want to learn more about book publishing no longer have to worry about flight delays, security lines, scary shoes, plastic bags, safety cards, luggage fees, or cramped seats. At the Self-Publishers Online Conference (SPOC), authors and publishers can learn from 15 publishing experts from the comfort of their home or office May 12-14, 2010.

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New DVD Warns Parents of Criminal and Legal Consequences of Bullying

WAREHAM, Mass. — Omni Publishing Co. today announced the May 15 release of a DVD aimed at helping parents understand the criminal and legal consequences of bullying. The DVD, ‘Bullying, Hazing and Parents – A Guide for Parents of Middle and High School Students,’ warns parents that they must be aware of and accountable for their children’s behavior.

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Joins Trust for Public Land to Announce Public-Private Partnership to Save Hollywood Sign

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today joined the Trust for Public Land (TPL) to announce it has secured the necessary funding to purchase Cahuenga Peak, the 138 acres of land surrounding the Hollywood sign. “Of all the iconic landmarks in the world, the Hollywood sign is truly one of the most recognizable […]

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Fintage House and mediapeers Join Forces – Fintage House Links with Online B2B Marketplace

BERLIN/LEIDEN — Independent global entertainment specialist Fintage House joins forces with mediapeers, the leading B2B online marketplace for audiovisual content, in a newly announced strategic partnership which was announced today by Robert Aarts Co-CEO of Fintage House and mediapeers’ co-founders Holger Hendel and Moritz Viehweger.

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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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