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California Events - including expos, shows, meetings, marches and related news

Miss Teenage CaliforniaSACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Many of today's beauty pageants appear superficial and focus too much on outward appearance, but Danfranc Productions, a special event planning company, has been producing the Miss Teenage California Scholarship Pageant for 29 years with a focus on education. The 29th annual Miss Teenage California Scholarship Pageant is scheduled for April 18-20, 2008 in L.A.

Dee Dee PhelpsLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- On Saturday, July 28th, at 10:30 a.m., Dee Dee Phelps, author of "Vinyl Highway" (ISBN: 978-1934321751), singing as Dick and Dee Dee will read on stage at the 2007 Hollywood Book Festival. The annual program celebrates books that deserve recognition from the film, television and multimedia communities.

Iron Butterfly AnaheimANAHEIM, Calif. -- A benefit concert in the name of original Iron Butterfly bass player Lee Dorman will be held Sunday June 24th at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, next to the Honda Center. Iron Butterfly shook the music world in 1968 with the release of the monumental LP, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, featuring the 17 minute side-long track that outsold every record in the history of recorded music.

Battle of the Bands 2007TORRANCE, Calif. -- Send2Press(R), a leading targeted newswire service, announced today it has joined the sponsors of the 12-week Battle of the Bands, hosted by A&R Select, the music industry's benchmark in independent promotion and marketing. Over 80 local and regional bands will perform for an industry panel of well-known recording industry execs, music directors, and publishers. Other sponsors for the event include Music Saves Lives and Sam Ash.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Times announced today that in its 12th straight year the Festival of Books drew between 130,000 and 140,000 people and featured the largest number of writers, panel discussions, exhibitors, and activities in its history. Held on the beautiful UCLA campus on Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th, the event drew higher than expected attendance and drove record book sales for sponsors.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- If you are an unsigned music artist, BETA Records invites you to a special event May 1st at the Sunset Strip Key Club as part of MUSEXPO 2007, the annual gathering of the world's leading music executives, producers, managers, and new media content experts.

Battle of the Bands competitionHOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- A&R Select, the music industry's benchmark in independent promotion and marketing, is currently hosting an online Battle of the Bands competition held at BB King's Bar and Grille, located at Universal CityWalk in Hollywood, Calif. Over 80 local and regional bands will perform for an industry panel of well-known record labels.

John WaguespackSAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- John Waguespack, a unique San Francisco Surreal Artist, launches his latest exhibit "REINCARNATION" at District in San Francisco on Thursday April 12th. This exhibit ties history, pop culture, and surrealism into a colorful display of American iconography. "REINCARNATION" shows the affect of a former president's "reincarnation" on the economy.

eco friendly homesSANTA MONICA, Calif. -- California has always been a leader in the environmental movement, having pushed the development and sales of electric and hybrid cars, solar power and the use of recycled materials. Californians now want to take that green consciousness home. CA Boom 4 offers one venue where over 100+ exhibitors, many of whom will feature ecologically friendly products, will showcase their wares.

CA BoomSANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Recognizing that good design need not stop at the door to the kid's room, the CA Boom design show will for the first time ever include a "Modern Parenting Zone," a new and exciting display of the latest in modern design for babies, kids, and contemporary parents. CA Boom's Modern Parenting section will showcase how designers and manufacturers are meeting the needs of today's parents.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Ray Doktor, M.A., clinical hypnotherapist, presents a 2-hour workshop on March 24th on "Learn the Truth Behind 'The Secret' to Get What You Really Want," at "Upstairs" @ Wild Oats Market 500 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Workshop is $15. He also provides individual sessions.

Ute LemperLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Personifying the cabaret genre, Ute Lemper is known for her moody interpretations of songbook standards, laced with witty asides and knowing looks, weaving an atmosphere that draws in audiences like few other performers today.

Shirley RyanPETALUMA, Calif. -- Working Together is offering a unique premier weekend retreat where guests will use a combination of guided meditation, group discussion, and visioning tools to build energy, shed past practices, old belief systems, distress and participate in an intimate journey of renewal. The retreat will be held Friday June 29, through Sunday July 1, 2007.

prefab weeHouseSANTA MONICA, Calif. -- For decades, prefab homes were supposed to be the next big thing - never mind that they were found primarily on the pages of design magazines or in architects' sketchbooks. What a difference a year makes.

The UnderdogsHOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- How is great music created and produced? What do top music producers look for in an artist? How do you find, develop and keep artist clients? And how do producers handle challenges such as creative control? The answers can be found at the PRODUCING HIT SONG 5-part series, sponsored by the National Association of Record Industry Professionals, to launch on February 16th.

CA BoomSANTA MONICA, Calif. -- For the past three years, the annual CA Boom Design Show has been a must-attend event for both the design trade and savvy consumers of good design. This year, CA Boom 4 will showcase an impressive line-up of fine furniture designers, architects and furniture manufacturers, many of whom will be bringing products that are World, North American or West Coast debuts.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- If John Abdo has his way 10,000 elementary school children are going to have a day they will never forget! The renowned fitness expert will be providing fun-filled lessons on physical play, that he hopes these kids will take to heart. The Fitness Hall of Fame inductee will be emceeing the Kids Fitness Challenge at the illustrious Rose Bowl, Saturday, January 27th.

Vinyl Highway memoirLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Author Dee Dee Phelps signs and talks about her memoir "Vinyl Highway" (ISBN-10: 1412073839) singing as Dick and Dee Dee, at Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades 90272 on Thursday evening, February 8th at 7:30 pm.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The schedule was released today for HDFEST's Los Angeles event which will be staged at Dolby Laboratories in Burbank. This December event is the final stop on the HDFEST 2006 World Tour, which also included HD Festival events this year in Seoul, New York, Finland, and London. HDFEST Los Angeles will include screenings of high-definition movies, panels on HD moviemaking and digital cinema, festival parties and the HDFEST 2006 Deffie Award Ceremony.

Keith Thompson organistSAN FRANCISCO /California Newswire/ -- Keith Thompson plays an organ program highlighting the popular culture of 1906 San Francisco and its Earthquake at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA on April 22 and 23, Eugene Dong, an independent music producer (, announced today.

Pilatus CrewSAN DIEGO /California Newswire/ -- At 8:30 a.m. today, two Pilatus PC-12s will depart Lindbergh Field on a goodwill mission to Quito, Ecuador. The flight is scheduled to touch down in Quito on March 31, exactly 75 years later to the day that the first such flight was made in a 1931 Ryan Brougham piloted by Theodore Gildred, Sr. - who stayed in Ecuador following his epic journey to establish that country's first air mail service.

Russian Nights FestivalLOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ -- The Russian Nights Festival in Los Angeles presented by Moscow's Stas Namin Center today unveiled its most impressive and diverse schedule to date. From April 2-8, 2006, the City of Los Angeles will celebrate the rich culture of Russia, past and present, with an exciting new festival program featuring the best from the worlds of film, modern dance, music, theatre and contemporary art.