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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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...
RANDSBURG, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Randsburg Art Gallery is extremely proud to announce the opening of the Lehman Moses Photographic Exhibit 'Through My Lens' on June 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Originally from Philadelphia, Pa., Lee has taken the art of photography to the highest of professional levels. Using medium format film cameras, Lee owns the entire creative process for his most impressive work.
LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Art-in-Relation (AIR) will present a co-production of the classic opera 'Carmen' to The Ernest Borgnine Theatre, Saturday, June 20, 2015. The co-production will run for one performance only. The Ernest Borgnine Theatre is located at 855 Elm Ave. in Long Beach.
2nd Annual City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience Honors Hip Hop Legend Yolanda 'Yo Yo' Whitaker
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On June 26, 2015, Yolanda 'Yo Yo' Whitaker will be celebrated at the 2nd Annual City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience through awards and a live performance produced by Darryl Pitts (DP Productions) and partners Kevin and Schvone Rouse (Rouse House Entertainment). For over 25 years, Whitaker has influenced the world of hip hop.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of Brett Riley's first comedy CD, 'I'm An Idiot.' Riley's signature impersonations, witty observations, and colorful stories incite bouts of laughter from the start. 'I'm An Idiot' was recorded at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, and is Riley's first recording for Uproar Entertainment.
Le French Festival 2015: A 10-Day Bastille Day Celebration in Los Angeles of French Artisans and Culture
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In a celebration of French artisans and culture in Los Angeles, Selavi Global and Canard Duchene Champagne have teamed up to launch the brand new 'Le French Festival' set to take place across Los Angeles from July 4-14, 2015. The event will end with a closing night party produced by French Tuesdays on Bastille Day, July 14 at Riviera 31 at the Sofitel Hotel.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the California Film Commission announced that four major television productions will be relocating to California from out of...
Los Angeles Celebrates Veterans on 71st Anniversary of D-Day, 70th Anniversary of VE Day, and 50th Anniversary Vietnam War
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Celebrated philanthropists Jane and Bert Boeckmann of Galpin Ford and the Heritage League of the Second Air Division, today announced they have joined forces again to honor WWII Veterans at the 71th Anniversary D-Day Luncheon at The Proud Bird, in Los Angeles, on June 6. All WWII and Vietnam Veterans, as well as their friends and family, are encouraged and invited to attend.
PANORAMA CITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) on Tuesday announced the winner of the 29th Congressional District...
Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III Names Compton Native Kendrick Lamar 'California Senate Generational Icon'
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) has bestowed fellow Compton, California native and two...
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 'In the electronic revolution we live in, nothing makes an impact and expresses your gratitude more than the classic handwritten thank you note, sent in the mail with a stamp!' says Kelly Browne, author of the bestselling book, '101 Ways To Say Thank You' (ISBN: 9781402747021; Sterling Publishing)
MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ArteQuesta, a fine arts investment company, today announced that 'Ernie's Last Ride,' a piece by Evan Skrederstu, a Los Angeles-based artist and member of art collective UGLARworks (Unified Group of Los Angeles Residents), has been featured in fellow UGLARworks member Ryan Gattis's latest novel, 'All Involved' (ISBN: 978-0062378798).
Master Jeweler David Bellman and Segway inventor Dean Kamen unveil AquaSonic Wave for Daytime Emmy Stars
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This year's Daytime Emmy(R) Award stars will walk away with trophies and accolades as well as learning about a revolutionary new invention, The AquaSonic Wave. Co-created by Dean Kamen, creator of the Segway, and Master Jeweler David Bellman, the AquaSonic Wave provides a novel, time-effective way to keep diamonds and other precious jewelry sparkling like new.
Kings And Queens Robotics Team Advances to 2015 FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship Second Year in a Row
MONROVIA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Monrovia High Robotics Program announced today that the ten Monrovia High School students of the 'Kings and Queens' robotics team and their purple robot 'Sir Lancelot' qualified to advance to the 2015 FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics World Championships for a second year in a row as a result of their excellent performance at the West Super-Regional Robotics Tournament held in Oakland March 26-28.
New book by Margaret Galabe is unforgettable story of the human spirit triumphing over poverty, hopelessness and despair
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Margaret Galabe, author, award-winning humanitarian, philanthropist, and founder of Student International Development Engagement (SIDE), a program in which students travel abroad to enrich their global experience, contribute to development issues, shares her experiences as a member of the team that brought this pilot project to fruition in this meaningful, heartfelt, and insightful, illustrated book.
LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Art-In-Relation, in conjunction with the Long Beach Scottish Rite, will present 'Forever Plaid' the musical, about a 1950's quartet of high-school chums who return from the afterlife for one final chance at musical glory. Show dates are April 24-26, May 3, May 9 and 10, 2015.
John Waguespack's 'Channeling The Dionysian' presented at Rocha Art in San Francisco April 10 – May 15, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- John Waguespack, a San Francisco based artist, unveils a new chapter in his creative evolution in 'Channeling the Dionysian,' a solo exhibition at Rocha Art. In his first solo exhibition in over a year, Waguespack's work is inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche's dramatic theory of the 'Dionysian' and 'Apollonian' modes of the human mind.
Author of the 'Sir Licksalot' Series, D.L. Carroll, Receives Prestigious 2015 Award from Family Review Center
SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Family Review Center honors D.L. Carroll, author of the 'Sir Licksalot' children's book series, with the 2015 Star Award. The Star Award is to recognize outstanding companies and business owners. An interview with Carroll is published in the 2015 Awards Edition of the Family Review Center's Magazine.
BURBANK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Casting is the backbone of all great reality shows and veteran TV casting agent Jacqui Pitman knows casting. She is a true behind-the-scenes powerhouse when it comes to finding the perfect people for the perfect parts. Her agency, Pitman Casting, is a full service, reality television casting company that has provided talent for some of TV's hottest shows. Now the veteran casting director is on the search for reality TV's next 'It' couple.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The word 'autism' strikes fear in most people's hearts but teen Autumn Sky Wolfe is battling it with a singing career and bold live performances. 'Here is a young woman who is unshakable in her delivery of a song,' states manager Meredith Day of Starmaker Machinery. 'When she performs, she exhibits resolve and power that can uplift the entire audience.'
ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Nina G bills herself as 'America's Only Female Stuttering Comedian.' Less obvious about this stand-up comedian, social activist, and author, is that she also has a learning disability. Both Nina G's stutter and her learning disability are subjects in her new one woman show, 'Going Beyond Inspirational,' which premieres on (funnily enough) April Fools' Day! April 1, 2015 at the Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda, Calif.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- When 18-year-old Autumn Sky Wolfe was diagnosed with autism, the last thing on anyone's mind was a singing career. Yet she now has an EP on iTunes and has been nominated by New Music Weekly magazine as Best New Adult Contemporary Artist as well as Crossover Artist of the Year.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Quietly over the last decade, Nova Scotia native Chris Noxx has been building his resume. As a producer, composer and arranger he started making trips to and from his hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Music hub Los Angeles, Calif.
Commercial printer The Harman Press expands into on-demand photo-books and large format fine-art printing
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Harman Press has acquired A&I Photographic and Digital and its staff, effective February 13, 2015. A&I is expected to move operations from its current Burbank address to The Harman Press facility in North Hollywood before the end of March. The announcement was made by A&I co-owners Baret Lepejian and Vic Lepejian together with The Harman Press president Phillip Goldner.
New 'CaliParks' Social Media App Helps Californians Discover Calif. Parks, Plan Trips, Share Experiences
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Parks Forward this past week announced a neat new app - "CaliParks" - for those wanting to explore and...
Mark and Jan Hilbert Donate Rex Brandt Watercolor to Laguna College of Art and Design Permanent Collection
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) today announced that Mark and Janet Hilbert of The Hilbert Collection donated 'Evening Rendezvous' (Watercolor on Paper, 10x14 inches, 1960) by acclaimed California watercolorist Rex Brandt. The iconic watercolor will be part of the college's permanent collection, which also includes The Rex and Joan Irving Brandt Archives.
'Pantychakra: Intimacy Building for Couples' event in No. Hollywood makes Valentine's Day more Intimate
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For over five years, studio owner, instructor and performer, Heather West has successfully championed the fine art of living lusciously with her Luscious Maven Pole Dance Studio. This Valentine's Day, West will raise the libido as her North Hollywood based studio plays host to a series of events for singles and couples alike.
ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) today announced that the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA), is coordinating the second annual State Championship Series finale, a competition held simultaneously across 33 different states on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. This year's competition in California will be held at the Pacific Pinball Museum.
DARTH BEETLE: ArteQuesta Urban Artist Evan Skrederstu Paints Star Wars Beetle as Part of 'Mask' Series
MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fine art investment company ArteQuesta today announced that urban artist Evan Skrederstu has been commissioned for a Star Wars themed piece in a crescendo to his acclaimed 'Mask Series' of painted bugs. The commissioned image of the iconic Darth Vader mask is to be painted on a largest breed of beetle, Titanus Gigantus, measuring 5.75 inches.
LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Art-In-Relation (AIR), a new non-profit Long Beach based Arts Organization will be holding its first fundraising event on Feb. 22, 2015 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre in Long Beach. The event is called 'Fresh A.I.R. - a Broadway Benefit.'
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mark Wahlberg will be asked to 'step up and help' fellow actor Steve Comisar who will be released from prison in 2018. Wahlberg, Robert Downey Jr., Wesley Snipes, Tim Allen, and Danny Trejo are among the top Hollywood stars who served time in prison.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) in California has signed an agreement with Phaeno Museum of Wolfsburg, Germany to create a never-before-seen exhibition of pinball art and science. This will mark the first time a major exhibition of pinball art and exhibits has made the journey to Europe.
Cory Chalmers, of Hoarders TV Show, makes guest appearance at The International Cat Association show in Sacramento
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- TV Star and lead expert of the hit cable television show 'Hoarders, Cory Chalmers, will be making a special guest appearance at the TICA Cat Show January 2-4, 2015 in Sacramento, Calif. This year's show is called 'Mardi Gras Madness' and is presented by Jazzy Cats.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Professionals Guild announced today it is producing a Sacramento New Year's Eve Party at the Hilton Hotel, Arden West. Couples are also welcome. The gathering begins at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31, 2014. The Live bands for dancing are Nunchuck Taylor and the Groove Thang Band. Keyboard soloist Kevin Kooyumjian and DJ Ron Davis will also be performing in separate regions of the hotel.
Mad Hatter Holiday Festival envelopes the City of Vallejo California during December, Making a Wonderland
VALLEJO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A different kind of Christmas! The City of Vallejo, California celebrates the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival throughout the city combining a parade, tree lighting, festival, boat parade, museum exhibit, grand homes tour, city hall exhibit and free bus service to and from the festival throughout the city.
Professionals Guild announces New Year's Eve Party 2014 Silicon Valley with 'Livewire' performing, Live DJ and More
SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professionals Guild today announced it is producing its latest 2014 New Year's Eve Party at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara with Live Band, DJ, Two Free Drinks, and Champagne Toast. Singles and Couples are welcome. The festivities start at 8:30 p.m.
MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Leading fine art investment company ArteQuesta today announced that urban artist, Evan Skrederstu, has produced an exclusive collection of 12 art prints entitled 'Titanus' for ArteQuesta clients. The prints feature a unique subject matter that Skrederstu has become famous for: painted bugs.
Indiegogo Campaign to Fund Documentary on Digital Underground and Chopmaster J's encounter in Berlin
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Not many music acts have a 25th anniversary that coincides with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Digital Underground has released a snippet from their upcoming documentary 'D.U. Days: Adventures in Digital Underground the Apprenticeship of Tupac Shakur,' which details original founder and D.U. member, Chopmaster J's encounter in Berlin.