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International Penthouse Swimwear Model Search Launches at VIP Hotspot ‘Ritual’ in Los Angeles

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.

Announcing the Los Angeles Leg of Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s North America Tour

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.

BETA Records Partners with Limelight Networks for Internet Downloading of Entertainment Content

BETA and LimelightLOS 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

Author Raul Ramos y SanchezIRVINE, 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.

Abbot Kinney Street Festival Goes Green – To Be Held Sept. 30, 2007

Abbot Kinney Street FestivalVENICE, 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.

DJ Insane, The G-Man, Delvian Records, and MusicIndustryNewswire.com Say Let Your Sounds Resound

DJ Insane and The G-Man remixLOS 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.

BudoTV Launches a New Video Sharing Site for Martial Artists and MMA Fans

BudoTV video sharingTORRANCE, 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.

Roman Carter, Tom Rothrock Project Relaunches Bong Load Record Label in L.A.

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.

New Summer Novel ‘West Coast Lady’ Inspires and Empowers Women to Thrive

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.

CRAZED + DAZED is Title and Description of New Album by DJ Insane and The G-Man

DJ Insane and The G-Man albumLOS 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."

How to Get Flossed by Paris Hilton – GoldenPalace Buys Hilton’s Used Dental Floss

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...

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.

BETA Records Hollywood Opens Recording Studio and Tracks The Temptations New CD ‘Back to Front’

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.

Freeze Tag and Gameshastra to Develop PC, Web, and Mac Versions of Classic Etch A Sketch Game

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.

A&R Select Announces Battle of the Bands Winner at BB King’s

idasas redlandsHOLLYWOOD, 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

The Beauty TV NetworkBEVERLY 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.

Media Invited: Jackie Chan Movie Premiere June 26 at ArcLight Cinemas in L.A.

Movie Premiere The MythHOLLYWOOD, 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.

Art Inspires 7 Year Old to Create Line of Clothing and Benefit Charity

Haley Schmidt's HaleyBopTeesTRABUCO 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

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.

What Your Habits Say About You and You Don’t Even Know It!

Tamir QadreeOAKLAND, 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."

Hollywood and International Entertainment Community Can Now Network with Productionpoint.com

Productionpoint.comLOS 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.

The Food Network’s ‘Unwrapped’ to feature Java Juice® Liquid Coffee Extract

Java JuiceVENICE, 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

mTraks beta launchSAN 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.

Send2Press Newswire Joins Sponsors of the A&R Select Battle of the Bands at BB King’s Hollywood

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.

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.

BETA Records Mexico Invites Independent Artists to Join Launch, ‘Viva la Musica in Espanol’

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.

Battle of the Bands at BB King’s Hollywood will Feature 80 Local and Regional Music Acts

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.

Country Keyboard Player Doug Colosio and Electronica Artist The G-Man Launch Golosio Publishing

Doug Colosio and G-ManLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Electronic artist The G-Man and country keyboard player Doug Colosio announce the formation of Golosio Publishing (www.golosio.com), a music licensing company which will supply songs for film, TV, games and commercials. Colosio has been playing keyboards with country legend Merle Haggard for the past seven years and has songwriting credits on some of Haggard's recent albums.

Rumors of Castro Regime’s Imminent Demise Spark Interest in Cuban Diaspora as ‘Broken Paradise’ Hits Bookstores

SamartinLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Interest in pre-Communist Cuba and Cuban Diaspora issues have caused unprecedented interest in books about Cuba and Cuban Americans. Indeed, a quick Internet search will find an extraordinary 65,396 books currently available about Cuba. The best among them may be the new historical novel, Broken Paradise (ISBN-13: 978-0-7432-8779-1), by Cecilia Samartin.

A&R Select Helps Music Artists Affected by Hurricane

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- A&R Select, the music industry's benchmark in independent promotion and marketing, has recently extended a helping hand to many artists affected by the tragic events of Hurricane Katrina. A&R Select's timely and heartfelt outreach is an important part of their vow to assist musical artists in underprivileged circumstances.

Living Folklore, Inc. Releases ‘Funny-Bone Logic’ Interactive DVD for Ages 3-8

Funny Bone LogicVENICE, Calif. -- Join Giggly Sprout and Gumbo Wobbly as they take you on a playful family adventure using research from leading authorities in the fields of brain science and psychology. Funny Bone Logic is an interactive DVD with games for developing minds ages 3-8.

Gadget Universe Goes Hollywood at the GBK Oscar® Gift Suite

Keith RobinsonSYLMAR, Calif. -- Gadget Universe, the premier innovation catalog, showcased several products at the GBK Oscar(R) Gift Suite this year. Several celebrities, including Academy Award Nominee Keith Robinson, received elegant Steinhausen watches as well as other gadgets and innovations.

Ute Lemper in Concert – A Journey from Berlin to Los Angeles

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.

Generation X Author Taylor Wilshire Achieves Award-winning Status and Shares the Light of the Winner’s Circle

Taylor WilshireSAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Taylor Wilshire, author of "The What-If Guy" (ISBN: 0-9778018-02), has found herself in the book-award spotlight. She recently won the 2006 People's Choice Book Review Award in the Chick-lit category and has also been chosen by "ForeWord Magazine" as a 2006 finalist in the romance category; winners will be announced in June.

California Record Company Pays People to Find and Sign New Artists and Bands

BetaRecordsLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The online record company, BETA Records, invites you to accept a paying job with their company. According to BETA founders Chris Honetschlaeger and Georg van Handel, you can become an A&R (artist & repertoire) representative and turn your love of music into cash.

Inspirational Film ‘Lord Help Us’ Gets Star Cast and Distribution

Lord Help Us DVDLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- "Lord Help Us" is a new urban inspirational romantic comedy written, directed and edited by former child actor, Shavar Ross, who played "Dudley," Gary Coleman's best friend for six seasons on the hit 1980's show "Diff'rent Strokes," and produced by Tri-Seven Entertainment.

Ringtone Widget for Indie Artists Closes Gap Between BETA Records and Major Labels

Beta Records Los AngelesLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- BETA Records and founders Chris Honetschlaeger and Georg van Handel are making it possible for independent musicians to take advantage of the communication and promotional advantages of ringtones. New feature is available at no cost for any artist on the BETArecords.com site.

Top Music Producers ‘The Underdogs’ Share Trade Secrets at NARIP’s Producing Hit Songs Event

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.

Second Annual HumorFeed Satire News Competition Winner Announced

HumorFeedRIVERSIDE, Calif. -- You've seen the news recaps of 2006, the most important stories that gripped the nation's attention. But here's one you may have missed: "TIME Magazine Names Air 'Gas of the Year.'" This exclusive from the New Jersey-based humor website Confusion Road was crowned the top satire news story of 2006 by an expert panel of journalists and humor writers in the second annual HumorFeed Satire News Awards.

Author Dee Dee Phelps to Appear at Village Books in Pacific Palisades

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.

A&R Select to Sponsor Film Music Event at Sundance Film Festival

Sundance 07HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- A&R Select, the leading independent A&R firm in Hollywood, has announced it will be a participant in America's leading independent film festival. A&R Select will sponsor an event highlighting "Music for Films" at the Sundance Film Festival.

Celebs Indulge in the Luxurious t’Zerah Skin Care Treatments During Rehearsals for the 2007 Golden Globe Awards

Hayden PanetierreSAN ANSELMO, Calif. -- Members from the casts of Golden Globe nominees Lost and Heroes got the chance to indulge in the luxurious t'Zerah skin care treatments at the Backstage Creations Retreat during rehearsals at the 2007 Golden Globe(R) Awards and left looking and feeling a little more relaxed, gorgeous and ready for the red carpet.

World’s Craziest Music Video Launched for First Single from The Crazed + Dazed Album

Trans AddictionLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- As befits anything from an album by DJ Insane and The G-Man, the first music video is one of the strangest ever posted online. The opening track, entitled "Trans Addiction," from the U.S. album CRAZED + DAZED (Delvian Records, UPC 6-75604-10252-0), has prompted an advertising copywriter in India to use open source film footage by an avant-garde German director to create the "Trans Addiction Wine Symphony."

BayBets.com, California’s Online Sportsbook Offers Odds for Pride, IFL, UFC and K-1 Year End Shows

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- BayBets.com "Juiceless Wagering on California Teams" has odds on IFL Championships, Pride Shockwave 2006, UFC 66 and K-1 Dynamite 2006. With the explosion of Mixed Martial Arts into the mainstream BayBets.com is always reliable for odds on the fights.

Wildfire Moves Corporate and Manufacturing Headquarters to New Facility in Torrance

Wildfire IncTORRANCE, Calif. -- Wildfire, Inc., the industry leader in providing UV effects solutions and creative ideas through sales and rentals of its proprietary line of high intensity black light fixtures, fluorescent paints & other expendable products, today announced the move of its corporate offices and manufacturing facility to a new headquarters located at 2908 Oregon Court, Suite GI, Torrance, CA 90503.

Hollywood Star Risking Jail for Jesus This Holiday Season

Reverend Craig X RubinHOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- The world of Hollywood Television can be the meeting place of some very different people, on the surface that is. Take the case of Craig X Rubin and rap star Snoop Dogg. The latter has a worldwide "raputation" while the former is the Reverend and founder of Temple 420, a Bible-based, Judeo-Christian sect, which believes that pot is a religious herb, as discussed in Revelation 22. How are they similar? They are both stars on Showtime's hit cable series "Weeds" and the only two characters to play themselves. Something else in common: trouble with the law.

HD Film Festival Schedule Released for HDFEST Los Angeles – Last Stop on the HDFEST 2006 World Tour

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.

SARCOPHAGUS, the Novel – Brilliantly Illuminating our Inner Dark

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Jean-Pierre Chevalier, a leading authority on genetic medicine, and iUniverse, Inc., a leading provider of publishing technology solutions announced today the long-awaited publication of "Sarcophagus," the novel. In this stunning work of contemporary fiction, Chevalier has succeeded in illuminating one of the unspeakable tragedies of our age: the institutionalized exploitation of illness. Now available in stone-cold print, the appalling dilemma of the cancer patient is laid bare like never before.

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