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IRVINE, Calif. -- "Mojave Winds" (ISBN: 978-0-9801383-0-6), a novel by Mark Biskeborn, highlights the growing social impact on Iraq War veterans returning home, and their struggles to reintegrate to the civilian world.
Manhattan LAMN Jam Launches March 18 in N.Y.C. – Music Artists Perform, Industry Listens, $20K in Prizes
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. and MANHATTAN, N.Y. -- The Los Angeles Music Network's "LAMN Jam" heads for the Big Apple. Launched three years ago in Los Angeles (where performances continue), LAMN Jams go beyond traditional showcases by featuring artists performing original songs, followed by instant professional critiques from a panel of industry experts. This year, artists will perform for $20,000 in prizes.
VISTA, Calif. -- NASCAR racing legend Wally Dallenbach Jr, motor sports broadcaster for NBC, ABC, TNT and USA Network, joins KDHD-TV, LLC's team of broadcasters providing live content to national and local news programs around the country. Dallenbach rounds out the roster of broadcast savvy experts covering the dynamic tech, gaming, travel and toy industries for the satellite tour/broadcast news content provider.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. and NORMAN, Okla. -- Last year, images of Britney Spears' shaved head were splayed all over the media. And, in celebration of Spears, Mainsite Contemporary Art in Norman is exhibiting an appropriated image for public viewing through March 28. Los Angeles artist, known as XVALA, set out to define Spears' spiritual, emotional and economical value.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Rebelling against the current downturn for traditional record companies, Chris Honetschlaeger, President of BETA Records, has announced a new generation of record deal which partners the company with the artist in a non-exclusive three song contract and plans to sign 100 artists in 2008.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Latin Thug Records presents the debut album from ground-breaking artist SOLOW13. The album will be available in stores and online February 26, 2008. Produced by SOLOW13 and Aaron (T-Bone) Boatright. The project represents a lifetime of work and experiences from this breaking talent. Legendary mastering engineer Brian "Big Bass" Gardner mastered the project to create what will surely become a classic, iconic album.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- On December 16, at the age of almost 40, Dr. Thienna, a leading skin care author who is conscious of health and fitness on all levels, broke the Guinness Book World Record for the most Sumo squats in one hour. The event was overseen by an official adjudicator from the U.K. at the San Francisco State University Basketball Gymnasium.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- The Brass Swan Cosmology, a seminal work of philosophical thought which has been available to the general public and academics worldwide for free download, will not be available for free download after December 31st, 2007, it was announced today by roguewolfinc.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Rap icon B Real of Cypress Hill brings the heat just in time to melt away those holiday blues with the release of his eagerly anticipated new mixtape, The Gunslinger 3: For A Few Dollars More on Latin Thug Records, available in stores and online December 11 across the USA.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- A stunning, new line of accessories with shimmering crystal team logos on bags, belts and scarves has just been introduced by L.A. designer, Betsy Stephens. According to Rachael Ray and Lara Spencer (The Insider), the latest, greatest "man magnet" is to don these fabulous accessories, whether you're a sports fan or just want to fake it.
GILROY, Calif. -- Bookstand Publishing announces the release of "Revelation of the Unrevealed" (ISBN: 978-1-58909-431-4), authored by Michael O'Patrickson, and based on real-life experiences. At the core of the book is a discussion and analysis of hypnotism.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- The old adage that "beauty is only skin deep" is true, but diet and lifestyle make it possible to change the skin's color, if so desired. "Unlocking the Mystery of Skin Color" (ISBN: 978-0-9792103-0-3), a new book scheduled to be released by Thienna, Inc., in mid-December, provides tips on how to control and to change the skin's color.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- On Sunday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m., a Guinness World Records (GWR) adjudicator from the United Kingdom will attend a record-breaking attempt by Dr. Thienna Ho. Dr. Thienna is challenging the current record of 4,656 squats in one hour. The event will be held at the San Francisco State University Basketball Gymnasium.
GLENDALE, Calif. -- This holiday season, there is good news for millions of consumers looking to make the right buying decisions for Hi-Definition DVD. As holiday shoppers prepare to spend an estimated $13.5 billion on audio/video products, Intellikey Labs, a highly recognized leader in Hi-Definition Quality Assurance, releases their first-ever Hi-Definition DVD Buyer's Guide.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Georg van Handel (CEO) and Chris Honetschlaeger (President) of BETA Records, LLC, announced today that they will partner with Audiobaba to match mainstream artist searches to unsigned artists, using their proprietary acoustic fingerprinting technology.
PASADENA, Calif. -- La Tortilla Oven has been invited by Distinctive Assets Entertainment Marketing to participate in the Gift Bag program for the 8th Annual Latin GRAMMY(R) Awards on November 8, 2007 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The appreciation of Latin music and food has always been a part of La Tortilla Oven and the driving force behind its success.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Gregory Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is taking its show on the road. After touring for seven years and then celebrating its first full year of daily shows at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, the show is scheduled to appear in several cities throughout California during the month of December.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- New Light Entertainment, a multi-faceted, home entertainment company that delivers audio and video content to audiences, announces the upcoming release of Shiloh Falls, a western that will also include downloadable music. Scheduled to be released in January 2008, the Shiloh Falls DVD will include both the movie and music.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- WonderWorks Entertainment announces this week the release of its Mobile Matinee collection of eight classic movies and 12 audiobooks on three DVD-ROMs for the rapidly growing iPod and iPhone market. The DVD-ROM titles are pre-formatted for iPod, import quickly to iTunes and can be viewed on iPod, iPod Nano, iPhone, a computer or directly on TV by use of a 3-pin connector.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Family Friendly Films, LLC announces that the popular e-book, "Zea Zoo and the Land of Boo: An Urban Fairy Tale," has entered into movie production stage after making its presence known online. Based on a popular children's poem, "Zea Zoo and the Land of Boo" was so successful as an e-book that it is now being made into a computer-generated illustration (CGI) short animated movie.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- As an international distributor of electronic musical instruments during the 1990s, Geoff Farr frequently spent long nights in European hotel rooms watching the only television programs that required no translation: short experimental videos backed with electronic music scores. Farr says German television was an especially rich medium for an American insomniac interested in creative new videos.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Jessica Alba dazzled her fans in over $170,000 of Whiteflash diamond jewelry last week at the premiere of her highly anticipated romantic comedy, "Good Luck Chuck." The young actress, well-known for her roles in Dark Angel, Sin City and two Fantastic Four blockbusters, is one of Hollywood's hottest stars.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Planet One Holdings dba Penthouse Swimwear by Diva Bikinis announced today that the International Penthouse Swimwear Model Search Program officially launches at "Ritual" in Los Angeles on October 3rd, 2007. It has also been confirmed that another L.A. club known for its influential "A list" of attendees, Vice Hollywood will be hosting the L.A. National VIP Launch Contestant Party.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- International Productions, a Los Angeles based company, today announced that baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky will perform one live concert on the stage of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on November 11, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. Accompanied by conductor Constantine Orbelian and the Russian Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow Academy of Choral Arts, Hvorostovsky will perform Russian romances and arias.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Georg van Handel (CEO) and Chris Honetschlaeger (President) with BETA Records, LLC, announced today that they will partner with Limelight Networks to allow users to stream and download songs and videos at lightning speeds. Using their reliable network to distribute content globally, music fans will enjoy a high-quality rich media experience.
Provocative Novel, America Libre, Acquired by Grand Central Publishing – Author to Appear at Southern California Writers Conference
IRVINE, Calif. -- Author Raul Ramos y Sanchez has been invited by the Southern California Writers Conference to speak and host a workshop on his journey from self-published author to acquisition by a major publisher. The conference will be held in Irvine, California September 28-30. A book signing for the current edition of America Libre will be held on October 9th, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at Libreria Martinez.
VENICE, Calif. -- The Abbot Kinney District Association (AKDA) announces the 23rd Annual Abbot Kinney Street Festival will take place on September 30, 2007 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The family-friendly festival, held between Main Street and Venice Boulevard on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, will feature over 300 arts and crafts vendors, a Youth and Family Court, three musical stages, a "Green Living Tent," three food courts and a beer garden. Admission is free.
Globalization of Online Record Company Continues with Launch of BETA Records UK – Indie Music Artists and Fans Invited to Join
LOS ANGELES, Calif. and LONDON, England -- BETA Records, the online record company, officially launched BETA Records UK on September 1, opening a London office and a portal for music lovers and artists of every style. Following the success of BETA Records in the USA, Germany and Mexico, company founders Chris Honetschlaeger and Georg van Handel are moving forward with creation of an interconnected online community.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- DJs, remixers and music-lovers everywhere can share in the celebration surrounding the release of the new G-Man album "Crazed + Dazed" by remixing one of the tracks and/or including it in a club or on-air "set" and sending a recording for consideration to G-Man Music in Los Angeles.
TORRANCE, Calif. -- Otane, Inc. has launched a new service for martial artists and MMA fans called BudoTV.com. The video sharing site allows users to upload their videos for free, participate in ongoing forums, receive up-to-date news via RSS, and allow groups and clubs to be formed within the site.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Artist, producer, and film composer Tom Rothrock, legendary vocalist Roman Carter, and a host of studio session pros have completed a unique collaborative project titled: ROMAN CARTER "NEVER SLOW DOWN." A full length release is due out November 6th, 2007, on the recently re-launched independent Bong Load Custom Records label.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Author D.L. Carroll announces her first novel, "West Coast Lady" (ISBN 1-4241-7318-3). Author D.L. Carroll reveals the secrets of Annabelle's past and stirs your emotions with her courage and passion to thrive against the odds in this adult novel for women. The author conveys a realistic perspective on happily ever after and discloses subtle, yet profound, messages throughout the story.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The full title of the new DJ Insane and The G-Man album (UPC 6-75604-10252-0) is "CRAZED + DAZED: An Experiment in Stimulating Psychotomimetic Manifestations Through the Use of Subliminal Bass Tones, Phase-Shifted Harmonics, Ultra Aural Distortion and the Relentless Application of Thump for the Rump." But you can just call it "Crazed."
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- A piece of floss once used by Paris Hilton, smudged with pink lipstick and found in the trash outside Paris Hilton's Hollywood home, sold Tuesday for an impressive $1,000 US to online Casino, GoldenPalace.com. The sellers of the floss, HollywoodStarTrash.com, made headlines worldwide and created an online frenzy with a video on YouTube.
2007 Hollywood Book Festival: 60’s Rock and Roll Icon Dee Dee Phelps (Dick and Dee Dee) to Read Excerpts from ‘Vinyl...
LOS 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.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- With the opening of the new BETA Studio in the Los Angeles facilities of BETA Records (www.betarecords.com), musicians have a new home for creativity. "(The) new studio is 1,500 sq. ft. pf sonic magic!" says Otis Williams, lead singer of legendary recording artists, The Temptations.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Gameshastra (aka Game Shastra), India's largest game services provider, has signed a Master Game Development Agreement with Freeze Tag, a California based casual game publisher and developer. Game Shastra will develop and Freeze Tag will publish "Etch A Sketch(R)," a new game inspired by the classic toy from The Ohio Art Company. Under the terms of the agreement, Game Shastra will develop PC, Web, and Mac versions of the game, as well as any future versions for platforms such as Xbox 360 Live Arcade and Nintendo Wii.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- A&R Select, a full service artist development and marketing firm for independent artists and bands announces that IDASAS from Redlands, California, has won the 2007 Battle of the Bands competition at BB King's, located at Universal's Citywalk.
Beauty TV launches on Joost – The World’s Only 24/7 Beauty TV Network to Broadcast Over Global IPTV Platform
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Beauty TV(R), the world's only beauty TV network today announced that it will bring program offerings to Joost(TM), the world's first broadcast-quality Internet television service. Founded in 2006 by Latino entrepreneur Rob E. Angelino, Beauty TV is dedicated to the beauty enthusiast in the ever-growing $150 billion dollar a year beauty industry.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Media Invited to Red Carpet screening and afterparty for the North American release of Jackie Chan's The Myth, on June 26th in L.A. The long awaited 96-minute English language version action-comedy feature film from Director Stanley Tong stars Jackie Chan and renowned Asian actors Kim Hee Seon, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Mallika Sherawat.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Barking Cow Distribution and STV Networks Release the North American PREMIERE of the Newest Jackie Chan Action-comedy-adventure Film
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- WHAT: Red carpet screening and after party for the newly completed North American release of Jackie Chan's The Myth. The long awaited 96-minute English language action-comedy feature film from Director Stanley Tong stars Jackie Chan and renowned Asian actors Kim Hee Seon, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Mallika Sherawat. Filmed on location in China, India, Hong Kong, this is the first Jackie Chan U.S.-release in over three years.
TRABUCO CANYON, Calif. -- Possibly the youngest fashion designer in the country, 7 year old Haley Schmidt has designed and created her own line of T-shirts titled, HaleyBopTees. This inspiring young artist has a flare for fashion and a passion for art, so much so that not only are her T-shirts are sold online at www.haleyboptees.com, they are also sold at Out Of The Bleu children's clothing boutique in Foothill Ranch, California.
Rock Festival to be Held in Anaheim: Heart Transplant Fund to be Established for Iron Butterfly Bassist Lee Dorman
ANAHEIM, 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.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Esteem Now Inc is announcing that Tamir Qadree will be appearing on The Ronnie Duncan Morning Show, News Talk 1300 WERE AM. According to Qadree, a best selling author, speaker and Life Coach, "You can tell a lot about a person by the little things they do," and he says he will break it all down in his own "charismatic and inimitable style."
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- As the old Hollywood adage goes, it's not what you know, it's who you know. This could be the reason Productionpoint.com has become one of the fastest growing online networks for the advertising and entertainment industries.
VENICE, Calif. -- Just in time for camping season, the Food Network's series Unwrapped features Java Juice(R), a "machine-less" liquid coffee essence. On the upcoming Unwrapped segment titled "On the Go," foodies will discover why the liquid concentrate was an immediate hit with the outdoor industry.
mTraks Music Community Launching Public Beta Website with a Tasty Catalog of Over 6,000 Independent Record Labels
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- mTraks, Inc. announces the official launch of its public beta website, now open. mTraks(TM) is a killer social music community and digital music marketplace. mTraks has raised $550,000 from a consortium of private angel investors and is represented by Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati.
TORRANCE, 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.
L.A.-Based BETA Records and Fliptrack Partner to Provide Music Video Creation Tools to Indie Artists
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Georg van Handel (CEO) and Chris Honetschlaeger (President) with BETA Records, LLC, announced this week that they will partner with Fliptrack to provide music video creation tools for their artists and listeners. Fliptrack's technology will enable BETA artists to easily create music videos of their songs to express themselves in a simple way and with a wide reach.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- L.A. based BETA Records to launch Mexico unit, announces additional international expansion which follows the success enjoyed by U.S. and German sites of the online record company headed by founders Chris Honetschlaeger and Georg van Handel. "Beginning the first of May, BETA Records is opening its online portal to singers, songwriters, instrumentalists and bands based in Mexico," states Honetschlaeger.