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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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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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