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.
California Entertainment News
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.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the return of the popular Sunday Streets program with a full schedule of car-free events starting Sunday, March 11th, along the Embarcadero.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced plans for a Citywide civic celebration to honor the acclaimed, award winning singer Tony Bennett whose signature song ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’ was recorded 50 years ago.
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.
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.
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.
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!
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the 80th Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, December 7th on the West Steps of the State Capitol.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epic Image Entertainment’s announced today that their mini-movie, ‘Epic Evil Laugh,. is participating in the Sprint EPIC Contest. Until Nov. 15, the public has the opportunity to vote once per day for Epic Evil Laugh at epicevillaugh.com.
DENVER, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Songdrops Music has announced it will be offering all teachers free downloads of all three Bryant Oden CDs, from November 15th through December 1st 2010, through Songdrops.com. His viral hit ‘The Duck Song’ has over 20 million YouTube views.
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.’
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.
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.
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.’
NEW YORK, N.Y. — Filmmakers, producers, distributors and fans will gather in Ouagadougou for the 22nd Pan African Film and Television festival, February 26 – March 5, 2011. The official travel agency for the festival, New York based Access Africa, Inc., is offering a 10-day air/land package on Air Maroc.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — A&I Books is proud to announce its sponsorship and first-time participation in the 9th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair, Sunday, September 26, 2010. A division of A&I Photographic and Digital, A&I Books is a leading printer and publisher of photography books.
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.
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.
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.
LONDON, Ontario — Voices.com was honoured with a ‘Best in Class’ Interactive Media Award (IMA) for professional services. ‘The Best in Class’ award is the highest honour bestowed by the Interactive Media Awards, representing the very best in planning, execution and overall professionalism.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — COIN-OP TV celebrates six years of independent Internet TV on the video game industry. An early adopter of the online video format, COIN-OP TV launched a year before YouTube and many other popular video content Web sites.
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.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — 4 Styles Enter-Active Systems, a division of JAF Industries, recently released an interactive tool that allows potential consumers to preview books and other products in a manner that appeals to all four learning styles: auditory; kinesthetic; visual and reading/writing.
SASKATOON, Canada — People need a variety of challenging exercises to stimulate the whole brain. PuzzleMaster.ca offers an extensive line of puzzles, brain teasers, jigsaw puzzles, board games and more, for people who want to jog their brains outside of the usual video game.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.