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British pop act OMYO to use Blingby’s ad technology to turn its music videos into unique shopping experiences

NEW YORK, 2017-Mar-21 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — Blingby has today announced a cutting-edge partnership with emerging British pop act OMYO, which sees its patented advertising technology turn the band’s music videos, concerts and more into unique shopping experiences for consumers around the world.

As part of the deal, the innovative advertising and marketing omnichannel platform will curate a series of unique videos that lets viewers shop the stars’ styles as they see them with its ‘bbstream technology’ – a portable scrolling selection of fashion, products and destinations as seen in the videos. Viewers can watch and purchase the styles or book a flight or hotel inspired by the video with the click or tap of a button.

Oxfordshire-born urban pop act OMYO found fame last year when they provided the soundtrack to New Look’s Autumn/Winter fashion campaign with critically acclaimed single ‘Lady’. They have since gone on to become BBC Introducing favourites and receive plays from the likes of BBC Radio 1 Xtra’s Charlie Sloth.

OMYO’s close links to fashion retailers – ranging from New Look to Ellesse – made the band a natural fit for Blingby’s advertising capabilities. As fans watch their music videos, live performances and more, they can simultaneously watch and shop interactively through the bbstream.

At a recent headline show in New York, OMYO also became the first band to use Blingby’s Live technology – the world’s first real-time consumer shopping experience designed for concerts, fashion shows and more.

OMYO and Blingby will also be collaborating on the duo’s next music video for their upcoming single, ‘Days With You’. The video will be bbTagged by Blingby and will feature items of clothing from fashion retailer River Island.

Founder and CEO of Blingby, Marcia Favale, commented on the partnership: “OMYO is right there fusing the boundaries of music and fashion. They have worked with some absolutely aspirational fashion brands – ASOS, Adidas, Ellesse, Blood Brother and more. They know exactly what their fans want to wear and OMYO is inspiring new trends. Through Blingby, OMYO can promote labels whilst maintaining creative integrity. Blingby is the platform designed to bridge that gap and make a connection between music fans and what the stars are wearing.”

OMYO added: “We are always looking for brand new ways of engaging with our fans and followers and Blingby adds a whole new dimension to our videos. Incorporating the Blingby videos into our Facebook page and posts is especially helpful as it is so difficult to stand out on social media these days, but having a video that doubles as an interactive browsing experience provides exactly that.”

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NBC casting new TV series S.T.R.O.N.G in Austin!

BURBANK, CA, May 08, 2015 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — From the Network that brought you THE VOICE & AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR and from the creator of THE BIGGEST LOSER, comes a new transformational competition series.

NBC’s newest fitness-focused reality series, S.T.R.O.N.G. is casting nationwide, looking for contestants that are ready to take on the challenge of becoming the strongest version of themselves.

12 contestants and 12 of the world’s best fitness trainers will pair up, compete and train together in this physical and mental competition. One team will take home the LARGE CASH PRIZE, but all teams will have a transformational experience that will not only change their bodies and lives, but inspire America along the way.

DO YOU WANT TO GET STRONG?

Are you ready to undergo a mind-blowing physical transformation? Are you ready to stop making excuses and start making changes? Looking for people from all different walks of life with a range of different stories and reasons they haven’t taken that next step in life, but are ready! If you’re trying to overcome a personal struggle and you want to become your best self, APPLY TODAY – CASTING NATIONWIDE!

WWW.NBCStrongcasting.com

Come and meet the S.T.R.O.N.G. Casting Team in person!

Open Calls will be held in the following cities:

AUSTIN, TX
Saturday May 16th, 2015
Aloft
11601 Domain Dr.
Austin, Tx 78758
11am-4pm

CHICAGO, IL
Saturday May 16th, 2015
Lucky Strike
322 E. Illinois Street
Chicago , IL 60611
11am-4pm

NEW YORK, NY
Saturday May 30th, 2015
NBC Experience/Rockefeller Center
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
11am-4pm

LOS ANGELES, CA
Saturday June 6th, 2015
Location:TBD
12pm-5pm

Press Contact:
Cara Chandler
Casting Producer
818.569.4052 ext 6916
cara@castingduo.com

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A Bold Move: 79-year old champion bodybuilder competes against 40-, 50-, 60-year olds!

Amador County, CA, May 08, 2015 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — A career spanning nearly 50 years isn’t over yet for Amador County veteran bodybuilder and one of the original Mr. Venice Beach competitors, Arthur Peacock. Peacock, who is turning 80 this year, takes the stage with 40-, 50-, and 60-year olds this Saturday, May 9 at the Contra Costa Bodybuilding Championship, to be held in the Chabot College Performing Arts Theatre.

“There is no doubt that this is a career turning point for me. It’s what I’ve been training for my entire life, but especially the last three years. I’ll have 60-seconds to prove myself—my physique and my poses—with competitors between 40 and 69. That’s potentially almost 40 years younger than me.”

Peacock chose to compete in three classes for a couple of reasons—no 70s bracket existed, and he has every intention of continuing his legacy to inspire others who want to follow their bodybuilding dreams.

“I want people to see me and say, ‘I can do that. Look at that guy up there at 80.’ I want to inspire to the end; I’ve done it all my life. I’ve had world champions come up to me and say, ‘I remember when you stopped and spoke to me as a teenager, and now, 20 years later, I’m the number one guy. Thank you.’”

It was in 1965, as an already athletic young man in his early 30s, an avid swimmer, surfer cyclist, and hiker, that Peacock went as a spectator with his friends to his first bodybuilding competition. “I knew I wanted to do that—that I could do that.” And that he did, taking home his first trophy in the 1968 Mr. Venice Beach competition, which gave rise to a half-century career with more than 50 major titles earned.

MORE INFORMATION:
www.arthurpeacock.com

For interviews requests, speaking engagements or photo shoot requests, go to: larisa@curtismode.com

CONTACT:
Larisa Curtis
209.217.6452

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LondonTown.com: Best events in London in May 2015

Stormtroopers descend on the capital on 16th May 2015 when Star Wars – also the theme for Secret Cinema’s summer extravaganza in London – opens at Madame Tussauds, one of the best London events to look forward to in May 2015.

May 2015 begins with a Bank Holiday weekend from Friday 1st until Monday 4th May and the extra day off makes this a great time to visit London with the London Sketchfest, Breakin’ Convention, the free Canalway Cavalcade in Little Venice, and Grand Designs Live showing the great variety of events on offer in the city.

The London Coffee Festival, Pick Me Up graphic design festival continue throughout the May Bank Holiday weekend when the Wellcome Collection offers illumination in free festival ‘On Light’, the Southbank is transformed into the Streets of Spain, Vaisakhi Festival offers free entertainment in Trafalgar Square, and Land of Kings brings music, theatre and movies to Dalston on Sunday 3rd May.

Take inspiration from Richard Curtis’ movie and visit the Notting Hill May Fair on Saturday 9th May, part of the month-long Notting Hill MayFest. On Sunday 10th May the Dulwich Festival Fair, just one of the many Dulwich Festival events, comes to Goose Green, and the Covent Garden May Fayre & Puppet Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary. Later in the month Alchemy brings ten days of Indian culture to the Southbank Centre, and there’s more festival fun to feast on when the Foodies Festival comes to Syon Park.

London theatre highlights for new productions beginning in May include Simon Russell Beale starring in Steve Waters’ new play ‘Temple’ at the Donmar Warehouse, and Oscar nominated actor Bradley Cooper who reprises his acclaimed Broadway role as Joseph Merrick in ‘The Elephant Man’.

James Phillips’s new play ‘McQueen’ starring award-winning actor Stephen Wight, named Outstanding Newcomer at the Evening Standard Awards, premieres at St James’s Theatre on Tuesday 12th May. Gurinder Chadha brings her hit film Bend It Like Beckham to the London stage on 15th May 2015 when this season’s Regents Park Open Air Theatre programme launches with Peter Pan.

Major photography fair Photo London brings commissioned exhibitions and live events to Somerset House, Art15 attracts collectors looking for something new and different to Olympia, Clerkenwell Design Week includes Exmouth Market and its surrounds for the first time, and the new city-wide London Craft Week showcases work by top designer-makers in a specially created pop-up pavilion.

May’s live music highlights include Essex X Factor success story Olly Murs and throwback bands S Club 7 and Fleetwood Mac who welcome back former member Christine McVie after a sixteen-year hiatus. Texas, Belle and Sebastian, Maroon 5, and The Maccabees offer more memorable musical moments while Nick Cave and Eric Clapton both appear at the Royal Albert Hall. For a free classical music concert, catch the London Symphony Orchestra performing an open air concert in Trafalgar Square on Sunday 17th May.

London’s pop-up cinemas are back! The Rooftop Film Club returns to the Bussey Building, Hot Tub Cinema comes to a disused railway station in Shoreditch, and Pop Up Screens invites us to look at the science behind films like Alien at Chelsea Old Town Hall. From science to nature, the Chelsea Flower Show showcases stunning floral displays, and there are four days of fashion as Graduate Fashion Week sashays into the Old Truman Brewery from 30th May 2015.

Hundreds of museums, galleries and historic spaces across the UK and London open their doors late for Museums at Night. The Museum of Childhood marks the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with The Alice Look.

In dance, Wayne McGregor presents his first full length ballet for The Royal Ballet Woolf Works, and the full ranks of Tredegar Town Band accompany Rambert’s dancers in the world premiere of Dark Arteries at Sadler’s Wells.

Meet crocodile Joe and Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick when the London Pet Show comes to London’s ExCeL centre on 9th & 10th May.

See a star studded comedy cast at Channel 4’s Comedy Gala including Michael McIntyre, Alan Carr, Jack Dee, Jason Byrne and Jonathan Ross, and book in for the splendid London Wonderground Spiegeltent which launches on 7th May with headline show Scotch & Soda, bringing Coney Island-style attractions and cabaret performed in the shadow of the Southbank Centre.

For more information on these and other great London events in May 2015, go to LondonTown.com where a wide choice of London hotels to suit all budgets is given as well as information on restaurants, attractions and all the latest London happenings.

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LondonTown.com is the number one Internet site for London. With over 18 years of experience assisting visitors to the capital, they pride themselves on their customer service and editorial independence – no banner advertising or paid for content is allowed. The LondonTown.com team assist in finding cheap London hotels, sightseeing tours, ticket information and events. Trusted and with a loyal following, LondonTown.com is a very reliable source of recommendations and advice on what to do in London. http://www.LondonTown.com

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Pine Manor Chicago announces $100 Off its $810 Best Value wedding package if you book your date by December 30

Chicago,IL, December 03, 2014 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — $810 Best Value wedding package NOW $100 Off if you book your date by December 30, 2014. Romantic Suburban Hospitality. Incl Invitations, 6Guests, 2Hrs at the Manor, Minister, Flowers, Photos, Wedding Cake, Toast PineManorChicago.com Ceremonias Español 847-873-7463 LGBTQ

Dream Wedding at Budget Prices. Chicago’s most talked about wedding experience for the small guest list. Rev. Pamela owner and IL Wedding Officiant of Pine Manor Chicago Announces today $100 Dollar Savings on The Best Value Wedding packages. For a limited time, couples can book an amazing 2Hour wedding package with wine toast and cake reception at a hundred dollars off. Reservations are taken with a $75 dollar deposit and easy payment plans This package is perfect for up to 30 guests.

With 1920’s charm and Rev Pam’s suburban hospitality, this unique wedding experience is like no other. Located in a legal same-sex marriage state of Illinois, Rev Pam is an interfaith minister who serves her couples according to their unique personalities, belief systems, and desires. The Rev is honored to open her home to perform legal marriages, handfastings, and GLBTQ marriages. Open 8am-8pm CST, Appointments can be made last minutes as a destination wedding chapel or planned ahead of time with packages that includes everything from the wedding invitations, flowers photos to dinner, wedding cake and live band. Overnights are available with guests receiving discounts at partner hotel, Country Inn and Suites by Carlson O’Hare Mount Prospect. Pine Manor is a small wedding venue that includes the Wedding Officiant services, garden weddings are seasonal, Chicago justice of the peace weddings, and courthouse alternative.

$100 Off through December 31st 2014
It takes only $75 dollars to reserve your date. Make your wedding reservation for 2015 before December 31st and take $100 dollars off either of these two great packages. Dates are limited and book up fast. This offer can not be combined with other offers. you must call to see if your date and time is available. 847-873-7463

The Best Value Wedding has two packages to choose from. Morning breakfast brunch booked any day between 8am – 10am, or the Best Value wedding and cake reception package. Both regularly priced $810 for 6 guests, the package includes 2 Hours at Pine Manor & The Minister Fees, a digital wedding invitation to eMail to your guests. 1/2 Hr Dressing Time in the honeymoon suite, Custom Ceremony, with summer-time garden ceremony or in front of the historic fireplace, a beautiful Certificate of Commitment, which you will sign for each other, and Ceremony keepsake. Plus DECORATIONS walk down a white carpet, sound system included and one free song download, or bring your ipod. Rev Pam’s Add-on Photo Session which includes the digital photo gallery & text message announcement photo sent to your phone. You keep all the proofs uploaded to myphotos.ilweddingofficiant.com , your wedding flowers, a beautiful Wedding Bouquet & matching Boutonnière, Beverage Service with lemonade and Keurig stocked with a variety of coffees, teas, cider, and hot chocolate, A house wine toast with your guests using Pine Manor glasses and a delicious wedding cake to order made by Central Continental Bakery. Served on antique plates and silver.

Whether you want a small, elegant wedding or a fun, spur of the moment elopement, the services that IL Wedding Officiant provides will give you everything that you need to make your special day perfect. Need a ceremony location? Need an Officiant? Pine Manor is a “One Stop Shop, On A Budget!” This unique venue is the Officiant’s private home where you can enjoy a garden wedding for up to 30 guests. Or maybe you have a location and need an officiant to come to you- Rev Pam will be happy to travel to your location. Either way, Rev Pam will craft the perfect ceremony that reflects you!

Logon to see hundreds of weddings in our gallery, Brides and Grooms getting married at Pine Manor Chicago, plus dozens upon dozens of 5-star reviews from same-sex and different sex couples who loved this unique, romantic, and affordable experience. Call and book your 2015 wedding date before December 31st 2014 and SAVE! PineManorChicago.com 847-873-7463 8-8pm CST

Save $100 on select budget wedding packages for small group guest lists, Must See Chicago Wedding Packages, 5Star Small Group Wedding Venue with Wedding Officiant and Reception All In One http://PineManorChicago.com

Contact-Details: IL Wedding Officiant, Rev Pamela of Pine Manor Chicago and Gay Wedding Chicago Site Available 8-8pm CST 847-873-7463

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DJ Zeke Spinningin the Akademiks shop at JC Penney Herald Square

New York, NY, November 19, 2014 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — New York legend DJ Zeke, will be spinning tracks in the Akademiks shop at the JC Penney store located in the Manhattan Mall at Herald Square on Saturday, November 22, from 1PM to 3PM. The first 150 visitors to the Akademiks shop will receive a branded string backpack.

The Akademiks collection for guys features the top trends in street wear. Inspired by the intersection of art, music and fashion, the line is available in over 2,000 specialty stores throughout the U.S. Now those same boutique styles are available at select JCPenney stores throughout all five boroughs.

Check it out on Saturday, November 22, 2014 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Akademiks Shop at JCPenney located in the Manhattan Mall at Herald Square (100 W 32nd St), New York, NY 10001

About: Akademiks
Launched 15 years ago, the brand has been a favorite of top music artists and DJs, and continues to set the trend for street wear.
Follow us on Twitter @akdmksclothing

About: DJ Zeke
A rising star in the entertainment industry, and a permanent fixture on the NY club scene, DJ Zeke is known throughout the music industry. DJ Zeke keeps the party going with high energy.

Contact-Details: info@akademiks.com

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LondonTown.com: Best events in London in September 2014

London Design Festival and London Fashion Week bring style to the city

LONDON, September 11, 2014, The brand new Totally Thames, London Design Festival, London Fashion Week and Open House Weekend are among the 56 top LondonTown events starting this September. Anyone are planning to travel to the city in September can find great London hotel deals on accommodation at a wide variety of hotels across the city.

Totally Thames, a brand new month-long festival which celebrates London’s main waterway, brings over 100 river-related events to London including the Greenwich Tall Ship Regatta, Fire Garden at Battersea Power Station, and The Great River Race – the rowing equivalent of the London Marathon.

The London Design Festival encompasses over 300 events and exhibitions across London including 100% Design. And if you like design you’ll love London Open House Weekend which gives a sneaky peak behind closed doors – see inside buildings like No. 10, and Anthony Gormley’s extraordinary Room at the brand new Beaumont hotel in Mayfair.

Lindsay Lohan takes centre stage in Speed-the-Plow, just one of the many new theatre shows beginning in London this September. Sofie Grabol, best known as Sarah Lund in ‘The Killing’, stars in the third of Rona Munro’s The James Plays, a trio of new history playing in rep at the National Theatre where Enda Walsh’s Ballyturk is staged, featuring an all-star cast of Cillian Murphy, Stephen Rea and Mikel Murfi.

Electra with ‘The English Patient’ actress Kristin Scott Thomas in the title role begins at the Old Vic, ‘King Charles III’ transfers to the West End where ‘Evita’ returns, reopening the Dominion Theatre following a multimillion pound refurbishment, and Steve John Shepherd, best known as Michael Moon in BBC1’s ‘EastEnders’, stars in ‘Albion’ at the Bush Theatre, one of London’s best fringe theatres.

The British Museum stages ‘Ming: 50 Years that Changed China’ as its blockbuster autumn exhibition, monumental paintings and installations by German artist Anselm Kiefer are at the Royal Academy of Arts, while ‘Constable: The Making of a Master’ is at the V&A. Nicole Farhi swaps fashion for sculpture, and the free London Art Book Fair showcases beautiful artists’ books.

It’s not just Kate Bush hitting the music headlines, the iTunes Festival brings a month of free concerts by big bands like Elbow, Rudimental and Pharrell Williams every night of September. Massive Attack, Frank Turner, Imelda May and Athlete entertain the crowds at brand new festival On Blackheath, and Alt-J play a sold out gig at Alexandra Palace.

There’s a chance to see the Berliner Philharmonkier before the Last Night of the Proms on Saturday 13th September. Tickets to the famous Last Night are like gold dust so if you can’t get one join Sir Terry Wogan at Proms in the Park where special guests include Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo, Rufus Wainwright and legendary American funk band Earth, Wind & Fire.

Opera highlights for September include ‘Anna Nicole’ at the Royal Opera House, Nicholas Hytner’s Olivier Award-winning production of ‘Xerxes’, and a new production of Verdi’s ‘Otello’ staged by English National Opera to celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th anniversary.

In dance, Sadler’s Wells’ Elixir Festival celebrates the contribution of older artists with an appearance by the Company of Elders while the Royal Ballet marks 40 years of Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon.

Top designers from across the globe descend on the city for London Fashion Week which is a trade-only event but anyone can go to London Fashion Weekend which takes place on the same site and offers catwalk shows, designer clothes, and talks by industry insiders.

For more information on these and other great events beginning in London in September 2014, go to LondonTown.com where a wide choice of London hotels to suit all budgets is given as well as information on restaurants, attractions and all the latest London happenings.

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LondonTown.com is the number one Internet site for London. With over 18 years of experience assisting visitors to the capital, they pride themselves on their customer service and editorial independence – no banner advertising or paid for content is allowed. The LondonTown.com team assist in finding cheap London hotels, sightseeing tours, ticket information and events. Trusted and with a loyal following, LondonTown.com is a very reliable source of recommendations and advice on what to do in London.http://www.LondonTown.com

 

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Easter Bonnet Social Fundraiser Sunday April 20th 1:00 p.m. To 4:00 p.m.

Annual Easter Bonnet Social Last Updated on Saturday, 15 March 2014 22:23. Its that time again for the LLLAC Annual Easter Bonnet Social

Join us for our annual Easter Bonnet Extravaganza and help support and celebrate LGBT recovery and fellowship at the LLLAC.

Fabulous Food, Deserts, 50/50 raffle and prizes, prizes prizes for 1st 2nd 3rd prizes best in show bonnets.

Please know that the Live and Let Live Alano Club is one of the oldest GLBT clubs in the Country only pre-dated by Chicago, St. Louis, Atlanta

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We are also cooperating with the Hillcrest Goodwill who is collecting all Ladies Hats from all of their Goodwill Stores to send to their Hillcrest Location so that folks can create their award winning entry. We have collected over $1000 in prizes includes two nights at a downtown boutique hotel for the first prize winner. For $15 for non members and $10 members,you recieve a catered Easter meal from 1 pm to 5pm and a chance at 5 prizes and a chace to participate in a 50/50 Raffle.

 

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Hollywood glamour explored in new London exhibition

An exhibition will open in London in April dedicated to exploring Italian cinema and celebrity life of the 1950s and 1960s. The Years Of La Dolce Vita at the Esoteric Collection of Modern Italian Art will open on 30th April and run until 29th June. It will explore of the most fertile periods in contemporary Italian cinema through 80 photographs that capture the life enjoyed by Italian and Hollywood celebrities in Rome in the 1960s. The gallery is in Canonbury Square, a short distance from central London and surrounded by great bars and restaurants. Those wishing to explore the area should visit LondonTown.com, London’s best website for the latest listings information as well as the regular real-time updates on London hotel room rates and availability in hundreds of hotels.

The 1950s and ’60s were a golden era in Italian film when directors such as Michelangelo Antonioni, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Federico Fellini produced some of their most famous movies. Hollywood stars John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Lauren Bacall and Liz Taylor frequented the capital as American filmmakers were lured to Rome, and it was here that such epic productions as Ben-Hur (1959) and Cleopatra (1963) were shot. Rome’s bars and restaurants became popular haunts of glamorous celebrities such as Alain Delon, Kirk Douglas and Audrey Hepburn, transforming Rome’s streets into ‘an open-air film set’.

The exhibition features images of celebrities at play in Rome as well behind-the-scenes photographs from Fellini’s classic La Dolca Vita. Together, these photographs vividly evoke an era of extraordinary glamour, creativity and decadence, while revealing the public, professional and private lives of some of the movie industry’s most celebrated actors and actresses. The Years of La Dolce Vita not only provides a candid and evocative snapshot of an era noted for its extraordinary vitality, but also presents a selection of images which helped to change the face of photojournalism forever. For more information, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: Legendary London boat prepares for new adventure

The Cutty Sark in Greenwich, the world’s only remaining tea clipper and a major London landmark, will open a brand new performance space in its lower hold on Wednesday, 29 th January. The lower hold once stored precious cargo of tea and wool, but in the evenings it will be transformed into a unique 85-seat theatre. The Michael Edwards Studio Theatre will launch this month with a fantastic programme featuring major stars such as Alan Davies, Griff Rhys-Jones and Ross Noble. The Cutty Sark is located in the heart of Greenwich’s World Heritage Centre, making it a great place for tourists to visit. Hotels in the area can be found at LondonTown.com, the London website which promises to find the latest and best deals on London hotel room rates in London.

The Cutty Sark reopened after a major refurbishment in April 2012, and is now preparing for the latest stage in its reinvention. First built as a tea clipper, transporting tea from Indian to Britain in 1869, this three-masted clipper is the last of its kind still in existence. Visitors can walk along the decks following in the footsteps of the merchant seaman who sailed her over a century ago, or they can explore the hold where the valuable cargo was stored and even walk beneath the ship – suspended in mid-air – to get an idea of its scale and elegance.

The Michael Edwards Studio Theatre will ensure the Cutty Sark also has a vibrant life during the evening. The tea chests in the hold will be moved aside, allowing the central section to transform into a theatre, welcoming a host of renowned performers for cabaret, comedy, music, lectures and theatrical performances.

“Our aspiration is that the development of Cutty Sark as a flexible theatre space will enable us to reach out to new audiences who can discover the ship in a whole new way” says Richard Doughty, Director of Cutty Sark, who wishes for the Cutty Sark to become a unique new venue in the heart of Greenwich and London. For more information on performances at the Michael Edwards Studio Theatre, see LondonTown.com.

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essensu holistic skincare Brings Fresh Organic Skincare—Via Small Batch Production—to GBK’s Golden Globes Gift Lounge

essensu holistic skincare (http://www.essensu.com) will participate in an invitation-only luxury celebrity gift lounge hosted by GBK Productions in honor of the 2014 Golden Globe Nominees and Presenters. There, its Steal Youth Organic Age Defense Face & Eye Cream will be gifted to select members of the press and media visiting The Artisan Group® exhibit. The Golden Globes Gift Lounge will take place January 10-11, 2014 at an exclusive location in Beverly Hills, California.

essensu’s Tami Abiuso, owner/founder, decided an appropriate choice to gift was its Steal Youth Organic Age Defense Cream as its a customer top rated pick, has received endless rave reviews, and has a large following of loyal customers who claim they, “can’t live without it.”

Steal Youth Organic Age Defense Face & Eye Cream is priced at $29.50 and is available to order at www.essensu.com.

essensu holistic skincare products all utilize small batch, which ensures ‘fresh for you’ skincare products with the highest level of active ingredients. Only the finest natural, botanical ingredients and cosmeceuticals selected from around the globe are used to create its luxurious, holistic, botanical skincare. This production method, as Tami describes, enables us to, “bring the garden to luxury, holistic skincare.”

Tami is proud to be the owner of an indie beauty company. This enables them to respond quickly to the newest released active ingredients and incorporate them into the formulas and products they produce. This way, she says, “our customers are receiving the most up to date products to help prevent premature skin aging, solve skin care issues, and keep skin healthy and radiant, through the use of natural botanical actives.”

Always taking the health and wellness of their customer’s skin seriously, and formulating holistic products designed to nourish, and nurture skin, essensu’s products never contain mineral oil, petroleum, petrolatum, paraffin, parabens, phthalates, artificial
dyes or coloring, sulfates, cheap fillers, or harsh chemicals.

“We also offer custom formulations and scent requests,” notes Tami. “We are able to customize around special needs and allergies, and are happy to formulate additional gluten-free products upon request. Most products are also available unscented for those with fragrance sensitivities or for those who prefer no fragrance, in addition, we offer many vegan friendly products, and many of our formulas can be modified to accommodate a vegan ingredient preference.”

essensu believes natural, holistic products are just as important for babies, young children, and pets. Their Dirty Dog line includes organic grooming products for dogs, including an exclusive dry powder shampoo formula dogs and owners love. essensu organic baby, offers gentle, organic, unscented products designed for baby’s delicate skin.

Tami resides in Monroe County, New York.

An active member of The Artisan Group, she has collaborated with the organization to bring her popular Lavender Pumpkin Aloe Vera Botanical Body Wash to the attention of Selena Gomez as part of a specially prepared gift bag given to the singer, her band and crew after the November 6, 2013 concert at Staples Center in Los Angeles. essensu’s Pumpkin Spice Refreshing Room Spray was also included in The Artisan Group’s charity gift bag for The Joyful Child Foundation in October 2013. A Per Amore’ Aromatherapy Perfume Locket was also gifted to actress Stephanie Drapeau last spring as part of a specially prepared gift bag given to the actress.

To learn more about essensu holistic skincare, visit www.essensu.com and contact Tami Abiuso by email. Become a fan on Facebook (essensu holistic skincare), Twitter (@essensu) and Pinterest (essensu). Follow their beauty blog, Beauty Talk Magazine (www.beautytalkmagazine.com). Shop for essensu holistic skincare at www.essensu.com, and www.essensu.net.

For more information about The Artisan Group, visit theartisangroup.org.

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LondonTown.com: Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless Folk

It started in 2008 as a one-off Humanist antidote to the festive season and has snowballed into an annual Christmas shindig that attracts hoards of special guests. Robin Ince’s science-packed Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless Folk assembles like-minded friends and acquaintances from the worlds of comedy, music, entertainment and science for a couple of hours of eclectic entertainment.

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s shows at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre on 10-11 and 15-22 December. Visitors to London who want to guarantee they aren’t sleeping in a stable can book a great London Hotel through the website LondonTown.com. And with live updates on room availability across central London, even those booking at the last minute can ensure they find room at an Inn.

This is a unique event where no evening is the same as contributors change according to who is available that night. A comedian who happens to be in town may rock up with a guitar and join in; a learned scientist may come on and lecture in quantum physics while performing magic tricks. No one ever knows quite what will happen, least of all Ince himself.

Expected to show up at some point this year are: Lee Mack, Marcus du Sautoy, John Hegley, Bridget Christie, Jonny & the Baptists, Scroobius Pip, Mark Watson, Richard Herring, Phil Jeays, Steve Backshall, Marcus Brigstocke and Shappi Khorsandi.

Ince has said this will be the last year of Nine Lessons…. Tickets are £25 (£15 concessions) and are already selling fast. Money raised from the concerts will go to the Rationalist Association, publishers of The New Humanist magazine. The latest news on each evening’s line up can be found on their website rationalist.org.uk.

Booking a London hotel through LondonTown.com allows you to pinpoint the nearest hotels to the theatre, and to find the rooms with the best rates.

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Zenytime Announces the World’s First Wireless Breath-Based Input Solution Dedicated to Gameful Self-Improvement at the Web Summit 2013

Zenytime is exhibiting as an Alpha start-up in Dublin, Ireland at the Web Summit 2013 on Thursday 31st at the booth 532. The conference topic, centered around technology, lends itself to the product which is described as “the world’s first wireless breath-based input solution dedicated to gameful self-improvement.” Due to its forward thinking innovation, Zenytime has been recognized by summit organizers as one of the most promising early stage startups out of over 5000 applicants from over 80 countries.

“It’s a real honor to be selected from thousands of startups across the world and be invited to showcase our innovation to leading thinkers and doers in technology” said Celine Vignal, Founder. “The event will allow us to meet our peer group and exchange ideas and concepts around the Internet of Things and its impact on our lives and wellbeing, and how we deal with stress and productivity.”

Set to hold the attention of the summit’s attendees, Zenytime is the first device that lets users improve their wellbeing by playing free mobile games with the exclusive use of their breath. Mixing self-improvement and gamification, Zenytime is to breathing what fitness trackers are to moving.

The Zenytime solution combines a Bluetooth accessory called “the Puck” and gameful apps designed as breathing coaches. The “Puck” features an exclusive patented sensor that tracks controlled breathing and translates it into game controls. Zenytime games for smartphones and tablets follow well-defined inhale and exhale sequences, scientifically proven to be beneficial breathing exercises. The Zenytime provides with stats, tips and rewards toward a better wellbeing.

Compatible with iOS and Android, Zenytime games are founded on optimal breathing patterns well-known for improving stress management, cardio health, sports and brain performance.

Zenytime is available at zenytime.com for pre-ordering at $79 including shipping and handling. Add-ons to be announced soon. Shipping will begin during Q1 2014.

For more information visit www.zenytime.com. To connect on Facebook and Twitter click on https://www.facebook.com/zenytime and https://twitter.com/zenytime respectively.

contact@zenytime.com

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Alaskan Creatives Kickstart An Adventure iBook Project

Fairbanks residents and designers, John Schauer and Adele Wiejaczka, have launched a project to include 49 Alaskan Adventurers in a published iBook. The iBook will feature Alaskans whose lives are shaped by the wildest places in North America. Through this interactive and media-rich iBook, you will meet travelers of the arctic wilderness. Among the 49 Alaskans to be featured in the book are distance mushers Paige Drobny and Cody Strathe, class V whitewater paddlers Paul Schauer and Tim Johnson, ultra-distance specialists Tyler Johnson and Luc Mehl, alpinists Clint Helander and Jason Stuckey, and skier/mountaineer sisters Krista Heeringa and Heidi Rader.

Launched on the Kickstarter platform, the 49 Faces of Alaskan Adventure is raising funds for it’s publication at bit.ly/kick49faces. Supporters of the project receive unique rewards, such as the GPS coordinates to the “Great Alaskan River Party,” a dinner and adventure in Northern Alaska, a copy of the finished iBook, and much more.

Wiejaczka and Schauer, both Alaskan adventurers themselves, love wilderness travel and stories from the Alaskan backcountry. Wiejaczka owns her own graphic design business, Live Large Design (livelargedesign.com). Schauer works as a communications and professional development consultant and owns his own interactive media business, Think Far Beyond (thinkfarbeyond.com).

Get involved with this creative endeavor by October 2nd to be in the running for your own Alaskan adventure. 49faces.thinkfarbeyond.com/news/49-faces-donor-drawing/

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RJ Mitte is Breaking Bad in Dark Beauty Magazine

Leading avant-garde publication Dark Beauty Magazine has released it’s highly anticipated August issue featuring RJ Mitte of the TV hit Breaking Bad. See Walt. Jr as you have never seen him before – all grown up. With a kind heart, a keen mind, and a bit of a frisky nature, find out what’s next for RJ, and gain new insights: “I don’t have a lot of fears. And if I do come across one, I face it. You can’t let fears break who you are.”

Issue 23 also features the works of:
Jacco Breedveld, Mariliin Saar, Temira Decay, Eva Krebbers, Ash Vesali, Robert S Evens III, Fenia Labropoulou, Fred Fraser, Michael Kuettner, Hironobu Sato, Giulia Hepburn, Laura Marino, Iris Stefansdottir/Katia Nunzi, Josephine Roloff, Angel Bousquet, Jorge Rivas, Jennifer Palmer, Daria Satina, Topher Adam, Róbert Fekete, Hex Photography, Elizabeth Parker, Gregory Moore, H. James Hoff, Salar Kheradpejouh, Pawel Grabowski, TJ Manou, Rocío Ponce, Iris Huber, Jason Setiawan, Mark Seager, Sequoia Emmanuelle, Vismaya, Yuji Watanabe, Pulse, Debra Lamb

Available at:
http://www.darkbeautymag.com/

About Dark Beauty Magazine
Dark Beauty Magazine is quickly becoming one of the leading publication sources of high fashion & avant-garde art in the world. An international English language magazine dedicated to artists, fashion designers, photographers, musicians, and actors who crave dark glamor. DBM aims to provide a new avenue for promoting new and exciting talents who dare to push the envelope, and bring such fantasies to life. Every month DMB showcases a different theme encouraging creative collaboration.

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Kathy Hartsell Jacobs appears on NBC’s Today Show

On Thursday, June 27, 2013, America’s Dollar Store Diva, Kathy Hartsell Jacobs, will be on NBC’s Today Show to share her Fourth of July food and craft creations.

Known for her affordable dollar store creations, Jacobs says, “I want to help people in today’s economy who can’t afford to have a nice party, a wedding, or an expensive event. For Fourth of July, I’ll show America how to use all dollar store items to make fun and delicious food like pizza and ice cream floats and economical party favors for everybody.”

With her delightful personality, appeal, and creative insight, Jacobs has shared her cakes and cookies on The Food Network as well as many of her creations on the Rachael Ray show, Hallmark Channel, Learning Channel’s Craft Wars, and ABC’s American Inventor.

“Dollars stores aren’t just Ramen Noodles and cleaning supplies,” says Jacobs. “There is beauty all around you; you just have to look for it. That is where I come in. I can show you how to find it and how to do it.”

Jacobs has been creating crafts and unique food displays since she was a child. Her dollar store designs began in 1998. She resides in Calabasas, CA and produces crafts and food creations for local Los Angeles events and parties. For more information, you can visit www.DollarStoreDiva.net.

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New Release of EYES IN™ Magazine/MagBook™ Issue 18 featuring the World’s Most Innovative Creators & their Masterpieces

Vivian Van Dijk, Editor-in-Chief and President of EYES IN™, introduces another captivating issue of her critically acclaimed EYES IN™ Magazine/MagBook™. By uncovering the world’s most innovative contributors, Vivian Van Dijk inspires and creates a compelling and informative community of influential people from around the globe. Issue 18 features creators from countries ranging from the U.S., Denmark and England. EYES IN™ Magazine/MagBook™ interviews global innovators and provides new and thought-provoking insights into their lives, work and masterpieces. Our EYES IN Magazine™/MagBook™ sales outlets can be viewed at www.eyesin.com/magazine. Access to EYES IN™ just got easier with our new Kindle Edition App available for Android free at Amazon.com – http://amzn.to/10FwejR.

Each creator in the EYES IN™ Magazine/MagBook™ is interviewed about their life, profession, thirst for innovation, inspirational milestones and how their work evolves or revolutionizes the world over time. Snippets of these interviews include:

EYES IN™ Music: Ryan Egan and The Ugly Club- Indie music band
“I think music and art becomes innovative at the point of complete immersion in all of your influences, where you aren’t always consciously pulling inspiration from any one thing but from all of your collective experiences. The Ugly Club may not be a soul band but no doubt I’m always channeling some Prince.”

EYES IN™ Health: Patricia Ruiz-FlyGym- Practitioner and owner of Moving Strength Studio
“The hammocks provide a sense of support for students who would not normally be able to do certain moves due to injury or lack of strength. We have kept several people out of back surgery by doing Pilates, stretching and balance work on foam rollers. I have seen people with neuropathy in the leg return to the ski slopes through Pilates work.”

EYES IN™ Technology: Reed Timmer- Meteorologist and Storm Chaser
“My mom always said if you do what you love for a living, and follow your passion, you’ll never truly ‘work’ a day in your life. That’s true for the storm chasing part, but it sure does take a substantial amount of work and major sacrifices to make a living out of it.”

EYES IN™ Artists: Ivan Markovic- Artist and Sculptor
“On Valentine’s Day, 2002, I quickly improvised a flower with paper taken from a sketchbook. Thus, through an expression of love, I discovered my passion for sculpting with paper.”

Furthermore, Issue 18 of EYES IN™ Magazine/MagBook™ engages readers in stories about famous fashion designer Tory Burch whose original designs are easy to wear and versatile enough for the wardrobes of working divas, soccer moms and socialites, about culinary arts creator Nigella Lawson whose cooking style is larger than life and about the brilliant, innovative architect Zaha Hadid who showcases her latest exhilarating architectural designs.

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Skip1.org To Host Gala Dinner And Awards Event To Raise Funds And Honor Their Own “Skip & Donate” Champions

Skip1.org (www.skip1.org), the non-profit organization dedicated to promoting “Skip Something and Feed a Child,” will host a private “green-carpet” gala evening and awards ceremony on April 6th at 6 p.m. on “The Lot” in Hollywood (formerly Warner Studios) to honor Skip1.org’s extraordinary supporters (friends, families and volunteers) and raise funds for their newest project, the construction of a new kitchen in Ntunga, Rwanda.

Skip1.org was founded by Shelene Bryan and established on the pretense that small amounts of money can make a HUGE difference to hungry and thirsty children living well below the poverty line, especially in countries like Haiti, Uganda, Peru and Thailand. Skip1.org seeks to encourage people to simply “skip & donate” for one day a coffee, a pack of gum, a magazine, a car wash, a haircut or a manicure. Anything! Skip1.org strives to bring food and water to children and families in need around the world.

Hosted by Shelene Bryan along with celebrity guests which include Kym Douglas (The Ellen DeGeneres Show), Ryan Newman (See Dad Run, Zeke and Luther), Jimmy Pinchack (Ender’s Game, Men of A Certain Age), Ali Landry (Runaway Hearts, Criminal Minds) and best-selling author, Karen Kingsbury (“Chance,” “The Bridge”), popular X-Factor star Drew Ryniewicz (“Drew”) among others, the evenings events will be highlighted by an awards ceremony, recognizing some of Skip1’s devoted “skippers” and volunteers, followed by a very special introduction to a very special guest.

In addition, the evening, an actual “skip dinner & donate” event, will raise funds for Skip1.org’s next crucial project, building a kitchen in Ntunga, a small village located in Rwanda. Currently maintained by two women who use outdated appliances in a makeshift kitchen to cook one meal a day for 50 children, the new built kitchen and dining room will be enhanced with all new appliances, pots, pans, plates & dishes and utensils, and food to offer these children with the one meal a day (known as “Break Tea” tea and bread, short cake or an egg) they so desperately need.

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Be Thin Now – Why Weight?

“Secrets from a Size Zero” by Lori Bassarab, is now available for anyone wanting to be thin. Be Thin Now – Why Weight? Don’t just wish for a thin body, do something about it and get one. Everyone knows what it’s like to overindulge and let cravings for indulgences take over, but not everyone stops dead in their tracks and takes a new direction so their life goes in a better, thinner track. Be one of those people who takes action and gets the body they want to have, by reading “Secrets from a Size Zero” by Lori Bassarab, available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

Frank Sinatra once said, “The best revenge is massive success.” You don’t need to be an expert in everything, just be really good at something. Figure out what you are good at and do it.Many diet books are written by people who are great at something; however, that something is usually not being thin. It’s best to listen to someone who is an expert at the area of expertise they are writing about. Lori Bassarab is an expert at being thin. She knows what it’s like to lose 50 pounds and what it is like to live her life at the not-even-a-real size, size zero.

If being thin matters to you, don’t second guess it, buy “Secrets from a Size Zero” now at:amazon or barnes&noble.

About the Author: Lori Bassarab, Author of “Secrets from a Size Zero” has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and film, and has lived, worked and gone to school in the United States, England and Canada.

For more information, contact Publicist:
Jenniferlizkennedy@gmail.com

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Hyde Park Prepares for Annual ‘Winter Wonderland’ Fair

The crowning glory of London’s numerous Christmas fairs and markets is Hyde Park’s annual Winter Wonderland. It is returning this year on November 23rd, and will stay open until January 5th (closing only on Christmas Day).

Now in its sixth year, Winter Wonderland is London’s largest Christmas fair, and offers some major attractions for locals and tourists alongside the usual array of rides, markets and food and drink stalls. The event spans Hyde Park and the adjoining Kensington Gardens .

The centerpiece of the event is the massive ice rink, currently under construction around Hyde Park’s bandstand. The rink will be lit up by 108,000 pea lights. One of the other regular attractions, Zippos Circus, returns with a brand new show for 2012 entitled ‘Cirque Berserk’, a showcase for stunt artists and old-fashioned circus daredevils. A 53-metre high ferris wheel will dominate the skyline.

If you just plan to wander around soaking up the atmosphere, entry to Winter Wonderland is free. However, tokens have to be purchased for the big wheel and other rides. Tokens for the ice rink cost between £10.50-£13.50 for adults, and £8.50-£9 for children. A spin on the giant ferris wheel costs £8 for adults and £6 for children.

Further information is available at LondonTown.com. The website has also announced details of reduced rates on selected hotels in London. All the hotels taking part are within walking distance of Hyde Park.

One of the hotels in London offering a special offer on rooms is the luxury Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London, just ten minutes’ walk from Hyde Park, is offering a 60% discount on double rooms, making the cost of a night’s stay £307.

For those on a tighter budget, the Thistle Marble Arch Hotel is currently offering guests a 91% discount on their usual double room rate, bringing the cost of a night’s stay down to just £90. The Thistle is within easy walking distance of Hyde Park.

Deluxe double and twin rooms are available at the Grosvenor for £224 per night – a 55% reduction on the standard rate. The Grosvenor is a ten minute walk from Hyde Park.

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