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5th Annual Comics Rock! 2016 adds Headliner Marsha Warfield in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Five years of funny is no small feat when you are a female in a male dominated industry coordinating an annual comedy fest. In fact, it is literally not a joke. But comedienne Hope Flood has handled it with amazing finesse and style as her Comics Rock! Convention returns, April 26 to 30, 2016 at J. Anthony Brown's JSpot Comedy Club.

Help Fund Horror Indie MALEVOLENT with Voice Talent of Ray Wise, Morena Baccarin and William Shatner

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Coverage Ink Films, producers of the animated horror thriller 'Malevolent' have launched an IndieGogo campaign. The goal is to reach $45K for finishing funds. The film stars Ray Wise, Morena Baccarin, Bill 'Choptop' Moseley and sci-fi legend William Shatner. 'Malevolent' combines horror and sci-fi into an original, time-twisting concoction.

Actor Zak Lee Guarnaccia scores role in 'LIVE BY NIGHT' by Ben Affleck and Launches X3S Bench

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Zak Lee Guarnaccia is a multifaceted actor, Hollywood stuntman, filmmaker, martial artist and fitness expert, whose career has been evolving in film, television, martial arts and fitness for well-over two decades. Guarnaccia is thrilled to join the cast on 'Live by Night' - the upcoming American crime film, written and directed by the Oscar-winning director Ben Affleck, based on the 2012 novel by Dennis Lehane and distributed by Warner Bros.

Project Enterprise Ready for Warp: Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols Joins Team to Rebuild Famous Starship

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Star Trek fans and those with interest in movie history have the chance to 'boldly go where no man has gone before.' The original iconic movie model of the USS Enterprise used in the first six Star Trek films is about to be rebuilt, Project Enterprise announced today.

New Comedy CD, GROWER, by Brett Hamil announced by Uproar Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of Brett Hamil's first comedy CD 'GROWER' on Feb. 12, 2016. In his punchy, fast-moving act Hamil talks about sex, psychedelics, his 'dog entourage,' marrying into secular Judaism, and what it means to feel trapped in one's beard.

50 Shades of Hell: 'Area Code 666' is a New Approach to Modern Fiction

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Author-filmmaker-musician John Scott G is creating the world's first omnibus novel. Interweaving nine novels, dozens of short stories, numerous comedy routines, and a great deal of political satire, 'Area Code 666' is being serialized on Ga-Ga.com, the new online magazine of the arts (in BETA).

California Basketball Asssociation Selects Center Renardo Sidney as Men's First-Ever Player

COMPTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Former Mississippi State star Renardo Sidney was the first player taken in the inaugural California Basketball Association's draft Sunday January 10, 2016. In all, 48 players were selected by six different CBA men's teams over eight rounds to play in the new professional basketball league. Free Agent tryouts are Saturday January 23, 2016 at 5 p.m. at the USESS Center in Compton, Calif.

New hit single Aktive announced by KING OF THA HILLS – artist aktively collabs with Zaytoven and Young Dro

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- KING OF THA HILLS (K.O.T.H.) makes music business history with the release of their new hit single called 'Aktive' which is now available on music outlets and is produced by multi-platinum producer Zaytoven (Xavior Dotson).

Too Broke For Therapy: Uproar Entertainment Releases First Stand-Up Comedy CD by Nick Cobb

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of Nick Cobb's first comedy CD, 'Too Broke For Therapy' to be released January 15, 2016. Uproar Entertainment is committed to recording and promoting today's most talented comedians.

PhotoLA 2016: Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury to Dedicate Exhibit to World Peace

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A&I, the fine art photographic printing and services company, will present the work of award-winning photojournalist Tish Lampert at its booth #816 at PhotoLA. The exhibit is part of Lampert's 15-year series on the landmark protests of our times. Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the UN, will dedicate the exhibition in a special event highlighting his world peace initiative.
Thornton Cline

Bestselling Author Thornton Cline to Bring 'Magical Musical Plants' to Calif. Libraries and NAMM

ANAHEIM, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bestselling author and award-winning songwriter, Thornton Cline will bring his latest published children's book, 'The Amazing Magical Musical Plants' (ISBN: 978-1574243253) to Anaheim, Calif., for a free multimedia book event tour of the Anaheim Public Libraries on January 19-24, 2016.

'Iterations in Stone' Exhibit Opens at The Desert Light Gallery with Art Photographer Ken Cook

KELSO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Desert Light Gallery, located in Mojave National Preserve's Kelso Visitors Center, Kelso California, announces the opening of a new fine art photography exhibit, 'Iterations in Stone,' (Jan. 4 - March 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday). The exhibit is an Artists in Residence exhibition from art photographer Ken Cook.

Breakout Film by Urbanstylz and Director Antonio James Sets Precedent for Low Budget Returns

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Urbanstylz Entertainment, the independent production company, announced today that its first feature film, 'Trey the Movie,' which was produced for just $68, has grossed more than $150,000 in multiple channels of digital distribution while garnering attention at numerous film festivals. The film tells the story of a man whose life is so overwhelming that he snaps killing everyone in his path. It was Mr. James' directorial debut.

'Winter on Fire' Director Evgeny Afineevsky Awarded by Ukrainian President

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- American-Russian Business Council (ARBC) is pleased to announce that its member and director of the Netflix original documentary 'Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom,' Evgeny Afineevsky, has been awarded the Medal of the Cross of Ivan Mazepa by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Donald Trump the poster child for Excessivism, says L.A. artist Kaloust Guedel

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- We've all heard the phrase, 'Art imitates life.' And it could not ring truer than in how a new contemporary art movement, Excessivism, founded by American artist, Kaloust Guedel, that showcases the excessiveness present in people's lives, correlates to Donald Trump's bid for the GOP presidential nomination.

The Miracle of You: new music fuses talents of Paul Luftenegger and NY Times best-selling author Anita Moorjani

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Multi award-winning singer, songwriter and composer Paul Luftenegger and New York Times best-selling author Anita Moorjani, whose hugely successful book 'Dying to be Me' chronicles her struggle with cancer and her near death experience with heaven , are jointly releasing an album to inspire self-love, 'The Miracle of You.'

Charles Wright's A Million $ Worth of Memories Presents Soul Music New Year's Eve in Beverly Hills

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Join us at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif., at 8 p.m. for the funky grooves of headliner Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band! Special musical guests include The Original Lakeside, Bloodstone and Chante Moore will keep the stage hot until the ball drops. A champagne toast and party favors help you bring in 2016 with fireworks, fun and soul music from many decades.

Author A.A. Jones Takes Plunge in Underwater Pole Dance for Re-Release of 'Tilt' Memoir

BURBANK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A.A. Jones is re-releasing her memoirs, 'Tilt Diary of a Virgin Stripper' (ISBN: 978-1257802869) just in time for holiday reading. Instead of doing it with a bang however, the self-confessed housewife by day and exotic dancer by night has taken a plunge instead. 'Plunge' is the title of a provocative yet inspirational pole dance shot underwater by world-renowned photographer Brett Stanley.

D-List Actor Steve Comisar Joins Social Media Superstars to Jumpstart Career afrer Prison

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Actor Steve Comisar has appeared in numerous films, TV shows, and commercials. He is also a felon completing the last year of a 15-year federal prison sentence for fraud. The unique combination of felon and actor is apparently very appealing to the public. Just ask Comisar's half a million Twitter followers or the over one million fans that have viewed his YouTube videos.

Arab-Latina Beauty Sofia Hanan Runs for Miss California USA Despite Backlash Towards Arabs

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Regardless of America's focus on 'white nationalism,' Palestinian-Latina-American Sofia Hanan continues on her quest to become Miss California USA 2016. The U.S. has become ultra sensitive to the idea of outsiders living amongst them. Fears heightened after recent Paris attacks and the on-going manhunt for its coordinator.

Digital Spiritual Resort: Celebrated Hollywood Creatives Launch a Unique New Form of Entertainment

MALIBU, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This is The Frequency presents 'The Digital Spiritual Resort,' a totally original and anarchic form of interactive entertainment that turns enlightenment, meditation and philosophy on its head. The Frequency experience uses music, humor and drama to explore the deepest issues of existence, and offers insights that will help you overcome the obstacles you face in getting the life you want.

National Foundation for Military Family Support teams with The Charitable Mint to launch two initiatives

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Helping to weave a critically needed safety net for our nation's soldiers and their loved ones, the non-profit National Foundation for Military Family Support (NFMFS) has joined forces with The Charitable Mint to battle urgent needs military families are facing not met by other sources.

Crown Diva Boot Camp Event helps Miss Calif. USA Contestants Take Performance to Next Level Nov.21

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Beauty pageants are sometimes criticized for being overly competitive, cut throat and an advantage to the wealthy due to high costs of preparing for and participating in the pageant, says Stephanie Farrell of Miss Greater Bay Area, Calif. California's state pageant, owned and operated by Top 10 Productions of Southern Calif., works with several independent regional directors who host preliminary pageants that qualify contestants for the Miss California USA(R) and Miss California Teen USA(R) pageants.

Grant Hier, Chair of Liberal Arts at Laguna College of Art Nominated for Pushcart Prize

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announced Grant Hier, Chair of Liberal Arts and Art History, has been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize. Hier was nominated as an author and will choose which works he wishes to submit to Pushcart judges for consideration for inclusion in their revered annual anthology.

KMA Black Belt Champions: Martial Artist Maria Turnhout Promoted to 5th Degree Black Belt

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, KMA Black Belt Champions is proud to host their 16th ceremony showcasing the new Black Belts at their Sherman Oaks, California school. The celebration, at Van Nuys High School Auditorium, is the culmination of a three month testing process.

Phil Sears Collectibles announces Walt Disney Teenage Scrapbook of Original Cartoon Drawings at Auction

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Phil Sears Collectibles LLC announced today that the only known existing scrapbook of original cartoons drawn by Walt Disney will be auctioned at Bonhams in New York City this month. Walt Disney was no more than 17 years old when he drew the 13 cartoon characters in the scrapbook. Two of the characters are rodents, drawn a full 10 years before he created his iconic Mickey Mouse.

New Art Movement, Excessivism, is a Commentary on Economic Materialism

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Art collectors have something to get excited about. It's a new global art movement called 'Excessivism' and its early adopters date back to the late twentieth century. The movement's founder, American artist Kaloust Guedel, explains that Excessivism is a commentary on economic materialism.

Uproar Entertainment Announces New Comedy CD from Darryl Littleton, pka D'Militant

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of Darryl Littleton's newest comedy CD, 'Too Raw for Mainstream.' For Darryl Littleton pka D'Militant, no subject is out of bounds, no topic too sensitive, no commentary too raw. With his crackling wit, Littleton holds nothing back, unflinchingly delivering slicing and incisive social and political commentary.

Hermosa Beach Rocks! The Usual Suspects Headline Show at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Oct. 25

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Usual Suspects, a progressive rock band with a bluesy soul, is making an appearance at the Sainte Rock in Hermosa Beach, Calif. on October 25, 2015. They will also be promoting their debut CD - 'Back to Zero.'

Get Sexy This Halloween with a Killer Costume from Envy Corner

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Envy Corner announces their launch of high quality Halloween costumes at unbeatable prices. The decision to move forward with this came from the President of the company, Armen Leylekian, a very successful entrepreneur whose business practices are based on customer demand satisfaction enablement.

U.S. Olympian Justin Reiter files suit and challenges International Olympic Committee in Swiss court

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- U.S. Olympian Justin Reiter (2014 - Sochi Winter Olympics US Alpine Snowboarding National Team), who rose to national fame in 2013 as the Olympic athlete who had made his pickup truck his home in order to afford top level training, has filed suit in Switzerland against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) seeking to modify the schedule for the 2018 and 2022 Winter Olympics.

Nothing is off limits in Kat Radley's Comedy Debut from Uproar Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment announces the debut comedy CD from the dynamic and talented KAT RADLEY. Hailing from Montclair, Virginia, Kat Radley began her stand-up comedian career as a contestant in Rooftop Comedy's National College Comedy Competition. After being voted into the Final Four by the public, Radley landed a coveted spot in the Aspen Comedy Festival.

'Foster's Animal World TV' Takes a Bite Out of Cyber Bullying for Animal Rescue

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As an African American dog photographer, director Foster Corder has always had a special affinity and vision for animals. Over the years, his photographic and film contributions have laid the groundwork for some of the most prominent canine experts in the field. With his two hit web series 'Foster's Animal World TV' and 'Conversations with a Pit Bull' he has solidified himself as a preeminent voice for thousands of dogs, particularly those abused and in the shelters.

Comedian SHANG Hosts Big Daddy Kane 'SUPERFLY' Release Party with Author Gloria Goldwater

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Author Gloria Goldwater opens our eyes to the Golden Age of hip-hop music, as it grew from a localized sub-culture to a worldwide lifestyle in 'SuperFly - My Untold Story of Hip-Hop' (ISBN: 978-0991356003). Her writing revisits her wide-eyed enthusiasm as she launched her improbable magazine publishing career, dedicating herself to a genre that was still unfamiliar to mainstream America and a wide array of artists who were just beginning what would become legendary careers.

CHESS the Musical featured as rarely staged classic in Long Beach by Art-In-Relation

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- It's the early 1980's and the radio is blasting a catchy tune about a Chess game, 'One Night in Bangkok.' If you are old enough to remember this time you will also recall the confusion regarding the song. Such is the story too of the musical, 'Chess' being boldly staged by Art-In-Relation in Long Beach, Calif.

Ann Randolph's Award-Winning, Uproariously Funny Solo Show, 'Loveland' lands at The Marsh S.F.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Ann Randolph's award winning solo show 'LOVELAND' returns to The Marsh along with a transformative interaction workshop on Good Grief following each performance. 'LOVELAND' is directed by Joshua Townshend-Zellner and presented Saturdays at 5 p.m., September 12 - October 17 at The Marsh San Francisco.

Brats Need Help Too! B-Movie Actor Steve Comisar asks Pres. Obama for Early Release from Prison

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Steve Comisar is an actor who has appeared in dozens of movies, television shows, and commercials. He is also serving a federal prison sentence for fraud. In July, Obama commuted the sentences of 48 federal prisoners. Comisar's petition should already be on the President's desk, ready for his next round of releases.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

California Film Tax Credit Legislation is a Blockbuster Hit with Local Jobs – AB 1839

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ –- Today, the California Film Commission announced the first round of recipients for feature films and independent projects, bringing back...

Actor Omar Gooding and Universal Domino League Present 'Dominos After Dark' at Dave & Buster's Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Starting Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Dave and Buster's Hollywood, the Universal Domino League (UDL) will feature its one-of-a-kind professional domino league to add to the excitement of Dave and Buster's magnificent brand. With over 200 games under their roof, the eatery and mega arcade will add one more game when the Universal Domino League brings their 'Dominos After Dark' event to the party.

Air Force One Detailers Join P&S Sales to Prep Vintage Classic Autos at Monterey Car Week

HAYWARD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sixteen members of the elite Air Force One Detailing Team led by Master automotive and aircraft detailer, Renny Doyle of Detailing Success and the Detail Mafia, has partnered with Bob Phillips, president of P and S Sales, an innovative professional detailing product manufacturer and distributor, to be the exclusive detailers and detailing product providers at the 24th Annual Gordon McCall Motorworks Revival Event.

Art-In-Relation Introduces Kids of All Ages to Musical Theater with Unique Productions for SoCal Families

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Art-In-Relation (A.I.R.), Jonas Sills and Ray Buffer, producers are proud to present their sixth stage production in a unique version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic, 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' for a limited run from August 14-23, 2015.

28th Long Beach Jazz Festival features jazz legends Stanley Clarke, Poncho Sanchez, Keiko Matsui and more

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For over 27 years, Rainbow Lagoon Park has been transformed into a musical arena of sounds performed by jazz greats that have traveled all over the world. In addition, the vendor's cuisine and upscale merchandise in the pavilion has always been guests' favorite area to parlay. Produced by Rainbow Promotions, LLC, each year guests are in awe of the level of performances and the Long Beach Jazz Festival 2015 is no exception.

Film Screening of 'Trace Amounts' includes Filmmakers and Calif. Health Practitioners Discussing Vaccination Concerns

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On August 6, Liberty Lives and Council for Vaccine Safety will co-sponsor a film screening of the powerful, eye-opening documentary 'Trace Amounts.' An expert panel will directly follow the film and include the film's producers Eric Gladen and Shiloh Levine, local pediatrician Dr. Bob Sears, investigative journalist Lori Martin Gregory, civil rights lawyer George Fatheree and former Merck representative Brandy Vaughan, founder of Council for Vaccine Safety.

First Comedy CD by Tobe Hixx released by Uproar Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment announces a new comedy CD from Tobe Hixx, 'Laugh or Die.' Comedy saved Hixx's life! A skinny kid who was often teased and ridiculed by his peers, Hixx ultimately turned to a life of crime that included gangs and selling crack. After stints in both state and federal prison, Hixx chose to return to his first love, comedy.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Art-In-Relation Brings Biblical Story of Joseph to Life

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The magnificent musical 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' is playing at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre in Long Beach, Calif. from Aug. 14-23, 2015, courtesy of Art-In-Relation. The talented cast of over 20 adults and more than a dozen children come from all parts of Southern California.

Art, Science and History Through Pinball: The Pacific Pinball Museum Opens New 'Science Room' in California

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In furtherance of its mission: to teach art, science and history through pinball while preserving this unique part of American culture, the Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) will be recreating a room within its facility to strictly focus on teaching science through pinball.

COMIC-CON: Actor, Filmmaker Zak Lee Guarnaccia Launches Kickstarter for New Martial Arts Action Film 'KALM'

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Zak Lee Guarnaccia, Actor/Stuntman, Executive Producer at LightRow Pictures, and Paul Lupi, Producer of Lupi Pictures, enter production of the feature film in the martial-arts, action-thriller genre entitled 'KALM.' Principal photography partially funding being raised on Kickstarter. The project will debut at the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2015 (SDCC).

Stars Behind Bars: Actor and Author Steve Comisar asks Celebrity A-List Felons for a Little Help

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Steve Comisar is an actor who was convicted of fraud and sent to federal prison. The media and Wikipedia have branded him a con man. Some of Hollywood's major players have served time and can relate to his situation.

The Truth Hurts: Uproar Entertainment Announces New Comedy CD by Travis Simmons

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of Travis Simmons' newest comedy CD, 'The Truth Hurts.' Simmons' brilliant observations, amazing impressions, and astute political commentary are as compelling and authentic as they are hilarious. 'The Truth Hurts' was recorded at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash. and is Simmons' first recording for Uproar Entertainment.
Black Legacy Plate

Calif. Black License Plates Return: DMV Now Processing Iconic Plates for Legacy Plate Program Created by Assemblyman Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In 2012, when Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) introduced AB 1658 to create the California Legacy License Plate Program, he...

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