Election Special – Nick Is The Luckiest According To Virgin Games

Virgin Games (www.virgingames.com), the leading online gaming company, has analysed a 40,000 player sample of its database to find the luckiest star sign and name in an attempt to predict the outcome of the upcoming general election. It was a close call for the top spot, but as far as our leaders’ go the luckiest star sign is shared by the ambitious yet grounded and ever practical Capricorn, Nick Clegg, born 7th January 1967.

Following closely behind is Piscean Gordon, born 20th February 1951. Pisceans are very sensitive and have the ability to read others well. When they have a hunch, you may want to go with it, as they are very intuitive. Trailing in a conservative puddle of tears is poor Libran, David, born 9th October 1966. However, he can be comforted in the knowledge that Librans are very easy to like because of their supposed charming ways.

What’s in a name?

Again Nick, our Lib Dem golden boy came out on top as having the luckiest name amongst our three candidates – and following in his shadow is anyone called Gordon. Once again, poor David trails behind.

Simon Burridge, CEO of Virgin Games, commented: “This election is one of the most unpredictable in years – we may as well look at star signs and names! While skill is often a factor when it comes to playing in an online casino, it is interesting to see the luck of certain star signs and names. What this shows us is that it doesn’t pay to be a Libran called David, but if your name is Nick and you’re a Capricorn, take a gamble. You’ll most likely be luckier than the others. As far as being a Piscean called Gordon goes – life’s a gamble – which way will it go?”

Launched in 2004, Virgin Games is one of the UK’s leading online gaming sites. To visit Virgin Games go to www.virgingames.com.

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Bistro-Award Winner Linda Kosut Presents 6-Show Series at San Francisco’s Rrazz Room

BMI/Bistro Award winner & MAC Award nominee jazz and cabaret vocalist LINDA KOSUT begins a new 6-show series at San Francisco’s prestigious nightclub, The Rrazz Room at the Nikko Hotel . The series began with her sold-out concert, “When I’m 64!” on Monday, March 22, 2010. The second show in the series “When Worlds collide – Cabaret Meets Rhythm & Blues” with Kosut and Jack Pollard, was held on April 26. The remaining shows in the series will have Linda sharing the stage and/or introducing other talent from the Bay Area as well as out-of-towners.REMAINING DATES: Mondays in 2010 – May 17, June 14, September 20 and December 6. TIME : 8:00pm. COVER : $25 (advance purchase) + 2-drink min. RESERVATIONS : TicketWeb: http://www.ticketweb.com or (866) 468-3399. More info: http://www.lindakosut.com

Kosut dons “two hats” for this series – those of producer and performer. As producer, she has invited other performers to debut at the Rrazz Room – from New York, Seattle and San Francisco. As performer, she will as well perform, sharing the stage with her invited guests.

May 17 – When Girls Just Want to Have Fun. Linda introduces to San Francisco audiences, well-known Seattle performer,Drag Chanteuse, Arnaldo! Linda will pay tribute to the “boys” of music including Springsteen, Newman, Carmichael, Brown Jr., etc., while Bistro-Award winner, Arnaldo! will present his acclaimed Eartha Kitt tribute show. Arnaldo!, a soloist with the Seattle Men’s Chorus, has performed with SMC in some of the major concert halls in the US, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. He has performed his one-person cabaret shows in Portland, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Puerto Vallarta and New York. In 2005, he completed the Cabaret Summer Conference Workshop at Yale University. In 2006, a group of cabaret performers spearheaded by Arnaldo! started the Pacific Northwest Cabaret Associationhttp://www.dragchanteuse.com

Musical Director for Linda: Max Perkoff, piano and trombone (http://www.maxperkoff.com)

Musical Director for Arnaldo: Bob Bruneau (Seattle)

The Band: Sam Bevan, bass (http://www.sambevan.com); Paul Van Wageningen, drums (http://www.freddyclarke.com/paul-van-wageningen/)

June 14 – When the Natives Get Restless. When Nancy Tierney (affectionately named the “Diva of the North Bay”) upped and moved to New York in 2009, her Bay Area fans were devastated. And now, at the behest of Kosut, Tierney is coming “home” to give her fans a taste of that very special Nancy Tierney style. Linda, a native New Yorker who’s put down roots in California, and Nancy, a native 4th-generation Californian who’s recently moved to New York … well, there’s some fun to be had with this bi-coastal transplant concept . “A truly wonderful performer… A performance by Nancy is an experience of the senses. She draws you into the show, not only because of the quality of her talent, but her stage presence pulls you in and keeps you completely entertained and captivated.” – Ted Williams, KJZY/KZST Radio. http://www.nancytierney.com

The Band: John Simon, piano (www.myspace.com/johnsimonmusic); Tom Shader, bass; Alan Hall, drums (http://www.jazzdrumming.com); Tony Malfatti, horns (http://www.tonymlive.com)

September 20 – New Stars of the Rrazz Room. As co-founders of Kitchenette Productions , Linda and Lua Hadar (producer and world music vocalist), along with Musical Director Barry Lloyd, will present four up-and-coming rising stars of the jazz and cabaret scene of San Francisco who will be stepping onto the Rrazz Room stage for their first time. This will be a very exciting evening as we present a variety of performers and styles. The Band: Barry Lloyd, piano. Bass, TBD.

for more info: http://www.kitchenetteproductions.com and http://www.singoutloudSF.com

Lua hadar: http://www.luahadar.com

December 6 – A solo concert. Kosut’s last performance at the Rrazz Room in 2010 is a concept show that has been in the works for most of this year. More about this show in the future, but for sure Kosut will bring her unique entertainment style and skill to it. The Band: TBA.

ABOUT LINDA KOSUT
Known for her warmly dark sound, an engaging presence and strong acting chops, Linda blends cabaret and jazz styles into sparkling renditions of songs of differing genres. Don Heckman, International Review of Music and jazz critic to the Los Angeles Times says of Linda “ [this] amazing Bay Area canary brings her skills as an actress to her insightful interpretations of songs underscored with a fusion of jazz, pop and folk.” Linda has performed to full houses at New York’s Iridium Jazz Club to San Francisco’s Yoshi’s and The Rrazz Room.

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Welcome to Royal Vegas Online Casino UK

Royal Vegas UK brings an extensive collection of online casino games, combined with spectacular jackpot winnings into the comfort of players’ homes.

Welcome to Royal Vegas Online Casino UK

Royal Vegas UK boasts over 400 online casino games; including video poker, slots, roulette, blackjack, keno and craps; that are all guaranteed to take players on an online gaming adventure, which will thrill and delight them right up to their jackpot wins. Players can enjoy gaming at this award-winning casino from the comfort of their own homes or wherever they have an internet connection.

Quality is assured because Royal Vegas UK is part of the Fortune Lounge Group of Online Casinos. This casino group offers players safe and secure online gaming, outstanding customer support, massive progressive jackpots and fast payouts from trusted online payment service providers.

There are a host of amazing and potentially lucrative promotions available at Royal Vegas UK, with more to come shortly. The International Slots League is one of the most popular promotions that offers constantly growing progressive jackpots, ensuring that there are always massive winning opportunities available to accompany the thrilling entertainment.

Player peace of mind is a priority at Royal Vegas UK with certified, virus-free software that will protect players whether they choose to play for real or for fun. The payment options available are secure and trusted and cater to every player preference. Royal Vegas UK has the eCogra Safe and Fair Seal of Approval, ensuring that this gaming platform is always responsible and transparent.

There is also a support centre that is available 24/7. The highly trained support staff is available through live chats, toll-free calls and email, so that players can contact Royal Vegas UK with any comments, queries or complaints.

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Cartoon Network’s Powerpuff Girls Bring Their Super Powers To The iPhone

Cartoon Network launches their first ever gaming apps for the iPhone featuring the Super-Charged, Super-Cool Powerpuff Girls. The Powerpuff Girls Snowboarding & Powerpuff Girls PowAPuff! games launch from this week.

The Powerpuff Girls Snowboarding game sees the city of Townsville covered in snow. Players can grab a board and hit the slopes, choosing to play as Bubbles, Blossom or Buttercup in the first annual Townsville Snowboarding Championship. Racing on 20 fast-paced and fun-packed slopes, using the touch screen to jump, duck and blast past obstacles, players can also tilt the iPhone to speed up and slow down, battling evil villains like Mojo Jojo and Fuzzy Lumpkins to earn medals and score challenges along the way.

In the second app, Powerpuff Girls PowAPuff! the Gangreen Gang are taking over Townsville and need to be whacked. In this fast, fun and frantic game, the green skinned teenage hoodlums are popping up everywhere – but a short, sharp, smack on the touch screen will sort them out. However players must take care, Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup are also bouncing across the area, along with plenty of other favourite characters. Accidentally hitting one of the girls soon leads to game over. There are three areas in Townsville to play and players can compare their score with others across the world.

The Powerpuff Girls Snowboarding app and Powerpuff Girls PowAPuff! app are both priced at a level which should be accessible to a young audience. Both apps work on iPhones and second generation iPod touch in English, French, Italian, German or Spanish.

Laurel Chamberlain, Director of Digital Engagement, commented: “Working to bring much loved, classic animated characters into the 21st century with an iPhone game made perfect sense. The Powerpuff Girls continue to be a vibrant and highly fashionable brand that blend perfectly with the modern and dynamic features of the iPhone. We’re also pleased to have created the app in Italian and Spanish (as well as German and French) where the Powerpuff Girls have a dedicated and lively following. This new game makes an exciting addition to our app portfolio.”

Both apps will be distributed through the app store and more information is available on the Cartoon Network mobile page

About Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network is a leading commercial kids’ TV network in the UK, which broadcasts a range of popular comedy and action-adventure animation.

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Time Zone International Records Announces Jamaican Trip Giveaway

Time Zone International Records announces its “Win a Trip to Jamaica with No Phear” raffle in which loyal No Phear fans have the opportunity to win a trip to Jamaica to celebrate the success of No Phear’s album, I Stand Alone , with the reggae/hip hop artist. 25,000 No Phear fans will be entered for their chance to win the trip by submitting proofs of purchase or download of I Stand Alone . The CD can be purchased from Amazon or downloaded at iTunesRhapsodyeMusic or Amazon Mp3.

“ I Stand Alone has already been well-received. And to celebrate the album’s success and thank my fans for their support, my label decided to sponsor a trip to my native Jamaica for one lucky fan and a guest,” No Phear explained.

“We are proud to offer this fantastic opportunity for No Phear’s fans to be a part of the I Stand Alonecelebration. This raffle offers the first 25,000 of No Phear’s most loyal supporters the chance to party in Jamaica with the popular reggae/hip hop artist,” stated a representative from Time Zone International Records. “With the release of I Stand Alone , we believe No Phear has truly created something for every music fan to listen to,” he said. “Hearing the innovative fusion of reggae, hip hop, dancehall and rap on I Stand Alone and then having an opportunity to win a trip to No Phear’s native Jamaica is music lover’s dream. We are thrilled to be making this offer to all of his fans.”

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Purchase No Phear’s Album ‘I Stand Alone’ For A Chance To Win An Exclusive Trip For Two To Jamaica With The Artist

To celebrate No Phear’s successful albumI Stand Alone, Time Zone International Records, is awarding an all-expense-paid trip for two to Jamaica to one lucky winner and a guest, including round-trip airfare, hotel, meals and selected entertainment. The Caribbean vacation is now being offered by the label to thank fans for supporting No Phear’s music.

Fans of No Phear should enter the raffle today, and they could soon be savoring delicious Caribbean cuisine, sipping cocktails on the beach and partying with No Phear in his native Jamaica. The lucky winner (and guest) will fly to Jamaica and spend five days and four nights seeing the incredible island sites, enjoying the Caribbean beaches and nightlife, staying in one of the country’s fantastic hotels and socializing with No Phear.

“Not only is this Jamaican vacation a fabulous opportunity for fans to meet No Phear, but we’ve designed the raffle to make the process of entering and re-entering fun and easy,” said a spokesman for Time Zone International Records. “The first 25,000 fans who purchase or download No Phear’s newest album, I Stand Alone , and submit their proofs of purchase to nophearmusic@gmail.com will be entered into the raffle.” The CD can be downloaded f r o m iTunesRhapsodyeMusic or Amazon Mp3 or purchased on Amazon.

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No Phear’s Announcement To Fans: Time Zone International Records Is Sponsoring A Trip For Two To Jamaica With Me

To celebrate the popularity of No Phear’s newest album, I Stand Alone, Time Zone International Records is raffling off a trip for two to Jamaica. After the drawing is held, an all-expense-paid trip for two to Jamaica to party with No Phear will be provided to the lucky winner.

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Highlights of the Caribbean vacation include

  • Two round-trip airline tickets (for winner and a guest)
  • Five day/four night hotel stay in Jamaica (for winner and a guest)
  • All expenses paid (for winner and a guest), including meals and booked entertainment
  • Time to meet and socialize with No Phear in Jamaica

According to a representative from Time Zone International Records, the label is launching the online raffle to show appreciation to all the fans supporting No Phear’s newest release, I Stand Alone. He said, “The record is gaining popularity everywhere…Europe, Japan, the Caribbean, all over the states. We just want to celebrate the album’s success with No Phear’s fans.” The label decided to raffle off a trip for two to Jamaica because No Phear was born and raised in St. Ann, Jamaica, and he wants to celebrate with the winning fan and his or her guest there.

Time Zone International Records is offering fans the opportunity to win this trip when they purchase I Stand Alone from Amazon or download the album from iTunesRhapsody,eMusic or Amazon Mp3. As the label representative explained, “Each of the first 25,000 fans who submits an eligible proof of purchase or download to nophearmusic@gmail.com will be entered into the raffle. Each eligible submission counts as a single entry in the drawing, so fans can enter more than once to improve their chances of partying in Jamaica with No Phear.”

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The 4Th Wall Gallery Launches

The 4TH Wall Gallery Present’s its newest creation located in its’ carriage house; The Story Book House. The gallery’s collection of the finest original illustrations from children’s picture books is now enhanced by the launching of the Story Book House, brimming with wonderful Children’s Picture Books and Stunningly Unique Book Gift Baskets.

The 4Th Wall Gallery Launches

The Children’s book gift baskets are a meaningful and perfect present to celebrate the holidays, birthdays and/or any milestone in a child’s development. These baskets are imaginative gifts for newborns to about fourth grade. When a child receives a Story Book House gift basket, you are sharing with them the gift of reading that will last a lifetime. The high quality, beautifully illustrated books will be treasured for generations and treated like family heirlooms. The gift baskets include carefully selected books arranged in a decorative reusable container and colorfully wrapped. The gift baskets can be customized for your specific celebration and/or reader’s interests. (The book gift baskets are available for sale at $75, $150 and $250).

The 4th Wall gallery was named the best new gallery in Dallas in 2009 by D Home Magazine. Owners Kristine and Matthew Abramowitz have also been recognized by The Today Show, Fox News, the Dallas Morning News, Good Morning Dallas and KDFW Fox as excellent resources on children’s books, original illustrations f r o m children’s books and their stunning book gift baskets. Matthew and Kristine Abramowitz state ” We realized that Dallas was missing a children’ s book boutique, that special place where young readers can find a picture book they love as well as meet the incredible authors and illustrators they admire. We have found that a child who meets one of their favorite authors and illustrators can be positively inspired to read and explore their own creativity.”

The 100 year old quaint main house and carriage house on 2925 Fairmount Street in Uptown, offers a unique space that transports the art collector and book lover into a magically, imaginative world. One enters the main house, (The 4th Wall Gallery) to the welcome of the fabulous contemporary art collection and continues on into the fantastical world of original illustrations f r o m children’s books. You soon cross over the threshold into the carriage house (Story Book House), teeming with a wonderful selection of children’s picture books and clever book gift baskets.

The Story Book House looks forward to inviting the young and young at heart to author and illustrator presentations. In addition, The 4th Wall Gallery and Story Book House may be rented for special events. The Story Book House at the 4th Wall Gallery is located at 2925 Fairmount Street, Dallas TX 75201. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm. The Story Book House offers a toll free number 1-888-90-STORY.

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New Report Gives A Revealing Insight Into London Theatre Audiences

A major new report provides a unique understanding into the views of London theatregoers, their experiences of stage productions, buying habits and opinions on the West End.

New Report Gives A Revealing Insight Into London Theatre Audiences

The “West End Theatre Audience” report, produced by the Society of London Theatre in partnership with leading market research agency Ipsos MORI, answers questions about growing public interest in London theatre.

In the survey, audiences at 37 different productions – plays, musicals, opera, dance and entertainment – were quizzed about all aspects of their London theatre experiences, including their views on booking fees, theatre facilities and TV casting shows.

The survey also presents insight into the theatreloving public themselves, providing information on where they come from, what they read, what motivates them to see a show and how they book tickets.

As 2009 is confirmed as a record year for attendances, it’s clear many more people than ever before are visiting London theatre.

Initiatives such as Celebrate The Play and the increasing popularity of theatre-based reality TV shows have ensured London theatre is currently enjoying boom times.

The report indicates that many theatregoers are committed attendees of the West End. It reveals that the average number of visits per theatregoer in the last 12 months is 6.4, with 80 per cent going more than once.

Other findings show that the public is enthusiastic about the theatre experience. Across the audience profile:

• 93 per cent rated the performance they attended as very good or good.
• 83 per cent thought their ticket represented good or fairly good value for money.

As expected, there has also been a substantial increase in the number of theatregoers booking tickets over the internet, rising from 17 per cent to 48 per cent since 2003.

Commenting on the report, Richard Pulford, Chief Executive of the Society of London Theatre, said: “This report will be required reading for anyone working or interested in London theatre.

“The overall picture painted by the report is very positive. The London theatre audience is not only growing, but evidently strongly committed.”

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SnakeLoops A New Training Aid Application For Mac OS X 10.4

SnakeLoops acts as a combination of video speed reducer, pitch-shifter and looper. A studying musician can use it to slow down and loop difficult parts in video and audio files. That way he or she uses practicing time more efficiently and gain skills faster.

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Whatever you practice – guitar, dancing or golf swings, you’ll learn much quicker if you take it slow at first and really try to feel it. This application is meant for anybody who wants to start making fast progress in the quest for mastering the favorite skill. Try the app and see for yourself just how much it can make your practicing enjoyable! You will also be better motivated to practice when you see fast progress.

Features:

  • Easily drag loops over the waveform.
  • Select any number of loops for sequenced exercises.
  • Give each loop a name – for instance “Exercise 7”.
  • Sidebar lets you switch between any song and any loop.
  • Loops any video or audio file that QuickTime Player supports.
  • Change playback rate f r o m 20% to 120% without changing the pitch of the sound.
  • Pitch shifter lets you change tone in between -5 to +5 semitones.
  • The slowed down sound quality is really amazing. Should try!
  • Undo / redo support.
  • Saves all loops for all the content inside a database.
  • Drag and drop f r o m Finder or iTunes.
  • Designed for Mac.

Sky 3D Online Pub Finder Launches

Sky has launched an online pub finder ahead of Saturday’s launch of Sky 3D for the top of the table clash between Manchester United and Chelsea. The Barclays Premier League match kicks off at 12pm on Saturday 3 April.

Sky 3D Online Pub Finder Launches

More than a thousand pubs and clubs across Britain will be showing the game, with new venues being added to the pub finder daily and further venues expected to sign-up before the end of the season.

Following the game on 3rd April, Sky will show at least a further five Premier League games – to be announced – before the current season ends on Sunday 9th May as well as the Coca-Cola Football League Play-Off Finals f r o m Wembley Stadium at the end of May, all live and all in 3D.

Sky’s installers have been working hard to ensure the vast majority of pubs on the finder have been kitted out with 3D TVs and 3D glasses in time for the match. To be sure their local is one of those, fans are advised to check with their pub before the game.

Outside of the live games, a showreel showcasing the best of Sky 3D – which will cover a wide range of different programming – will run on Sky 3D during selected hours of the day. This programming, which will run f r o m launch, will also be available to residential customers who subscribe to Sky’s top channels and HD pack.

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FruitMachineOnline Helps Players Find Tasty Games To Try Online

FruitMachineOnline.co.uk has launched its brand new, free information service to help consumers interested in playing online fruit machine games enjoy the freshest pick of the bunch now on offer at good quality online casinos.

FruitMachineOnline Helps Players Find Tasty Games To Try Online

Slot machine games have already proven popular with online casino players, and interest is beginning to grow amongst that community in the pub-style AWP fruit machine games that offer an intriguing variation of the traditional three-reel slots base game. FruitMachineOnline.co.uk provides guides to help newcomers to ‘Fruities’ get to grips with these gaming machines novel features, and entertaining reviews to help all levels of player choose a fruit machine with ‘reel’ appeal. FruitMachineOnline.co.uk prides itself on publishing only honest appraisals of the machines under review, eschewing the simple repetition of manufacturer press releases like many rival review sites do, to give its visitors a true picture of each game’s features, strengths and weaknesses to let them compare the market and play online fruit machines that suit both their tastes and betting budget.

David Newstead, Founder of FruitMachineOnline.co.uk sees the site as a valuable new resource for online gamblers. “To date, most casino game guides have catered for the plethora of US-style slots that make up much of the inventory of online casino sites. There was little in the way of proper, in-depth reviews for the pub-style online Fruit Machines that are beginning to attract players’ attentions at the more innovative casino operators. We hope that our site will plug that gap, and get Fruit Machine fans in touch with the best games hitting this burgeoning market.”

FruitMachineOnline.co.uk only features online fruit machines released by the most respected casino software companies, with proven track records of delivering online casino gaming that has won acclaim with players for its authenticity and the respect of industry professionals for its integrity. Visitors to FruitMachineOnline.co.uk will also find that many of its reviewed games are offered with ‘for fun’ modes, making it a treasure trove of links to good quality free fruit machines to try out.

FruitMachineOnline.co.uk also provides its visitors with convenient links to reputable online casinos that can offer real-money versions of the fruit machine games it has reviewed. All these casinos are tightly regulated under the scrutiny of globally recognized gaming authorities, offering secure, legal environments in which to enjoy a wide range of games, plus all offer new players exceptional incentives of free bonus money to reward their custom and add extra value for money.

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Gamestation Claiming Online Customer’s Souls

Research from high-street retailer Gamestation has discovered that more than 88% of the British public do not read the terms and conditions of a website before they make a purchase online.

As a result of the research, Gamestation has announced that on April 1st, in a test of its customers, it will include a clause in the terms and conditions stating that the customer grants the retailer the right to ‘claim their immortal soul’. The online customer will be offered the opportunity to opt out of forgoing their soul by ticking a box in the small print. As a reward for their vigilance, they will receive a £5 discount voucher and entry into an online competition.

For those individuals who offer the right to their soul to Gamestation, the retailer will subsequently e-mail the customer nullifying any claim on their soul with a gentle reminder that the devil is in the detail and to always read the terms and conditions. Gamestation will remind customers that not all websites are as trustworthy as theirs, along with a £5 voucher as a gesture of good will.

The amount of unsuspecting souls that have been acquired by Gamestation will be unknown until 4.30pm on 1st April. However, Steve Wind-Mozley, General Manager of Online for Gamestation said:

“Based on an average days trading, we expect to acquire hundreds of souls as customers continually ignore the small print.”

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