Santa in Caribbean Retreat Making Free Personalized Videos From Santa Claus

Santa Claus found at a remote Caribbean Retreat making his Free Personalized Santa Video Greetings. We found Santa and all his little elves in a way you never could have imagined Santa before. We were following up on a lead that someone spotted Santa Claus strolling down a remote beach while they were vacationing in the Caribbean. We decided to go see for ourselves and we took our children along for a little vacation. On the third day of combing the beaches our little girl started shouting daddy, daddy, look it’s Santa Clause. I grabbed the camcorder and started filming and the old man spun around and started running so we chased him, and then he just stopped and said, “Ok, you got me, but if you keep it down and I’ll share a little secret, follow me”. As we were walking he admitted he was the real Santa Claus and why he wanted to keep it down, and then out of nowhere about 30 little elves came running all around us on the beach. Santa showed us his cozy retreat and the Personalized Video Greetings from Santa Claus he and Mrs. Clause were making. Santa said he had an idea for a great way all the children could stay in touch with him all year round, anytime a child wants to.

What a great idea from Santa, and what a way for all the children to see Santa Claus throughout the year with their very own Free Personalized Santa Video Greeting. All you need to do is just fill out a simple little form on the Free Personalized Santa Video Greeting website with your child’s name, your email and the gender of your child. Santa doesn’t share your e-mail with anyone but the boss, Mrs. Claus. Don’t forget to check out Santa’s Summer Edition Free personalized video greeting sample of him on the beach while you’re there. The Free Personalized Video Greeting is absolutely FREE, and after entering your greeting code, you can get a link in your inbox for a free download. If you forget the greeting code, retrieve it by entering the relevant information and clicking ‘Forgot Your Greeting Code’ link on his website.

Santa’s free high quality professional Santa greetings video is available for multiple children and grandchildren and can even be shared with friends and family on Facebook and Twitter too.

Santa wanted to remind us all about his special personalized letters from Santa Claustoo! Santa knows all good little boys and girls love a letter from Santa. Santa sends all his personalized letters from Santa via first class mail in an attractive red and gold package personally addressed to your child from his North Pole address.

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ON STAGE AT METROPOLIS BALLROOM OF ARLINGTON HEIGHTS with Edge Chicago – The world’s largest GLBT news network and Unity Temple of Oak Park Announce

25 Couples Will Be Joined Together At the Metropolis Ballroom in Arlington Heights, IL using both wedding license & Civil Union license demonstrating love is all that maters! The ceremony will be officiated by Unity Temple UU Congregation Rev. Emily Gage Minister of Faith Development Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

With special guest
Chris Medina
Singing “What Are Words” for the Ceremony Watch Chris’s video here

Chris Medina our local American Idol Hero joins his band The Able Body ON STAGE at Metropolis Ballroom in Arlington Heights Sept 9th for a semi-private group wedding event. 25 couples will tie-the-knot in this exclusive formal wedding style event, featuring the American Idol contestant and his band as the entertainment. The day includes everything -wedding rehearsal, a beautiful ceremony, open bar reception, a gourmet meal prepared by the ballroom chef, and wedding cake sculpture from Manetti’s Bakery to be shared by the guests, and even the wedding photo by Ian William Photography. Chris will sing his famous love song ” What Are Words” during the ceremony and sign each couple ‘ s license as a witness.


Couples are ablr to buy a ticket for a table of 10 people, which is including the wedding couple for a total cost of $2,800 Plus Tax. Each couple is asked to pay $800 down buy purchasing a reservation certificate printable at checkout on Brown Paper Ticket or calling the 24/7 Ticket Hotline: 1-800-838-3006 Balance due $2,000 with-in 30 days.

Each couple will receive $100 gift certificate to and the personal attention of the ballroom’ s Director of Bridal and VIP Events – Michael Raymond, Plus, a digital wedding announcement for the couple to personalize on their home computer.

Be one of only 25 couples to have Chris Medina sing THEIR SONG! Civil Union or Wedding License, in perfect love there is no difference. Make your reservation TODAY for this memorable event of a life time.

Rev. Emily Gage is the Minister of Faith Development at Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Oak Park, Illinois. She received her Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School in 1997, when she was also ordained. Since then, she has officiated at a number of weddings, some of them same-sex. The Unitarian Universalist Association has affirmed the legality of same-sex marriage since 1996, and has publicly affirmed the rights of gay and lesbian people since 1970.

Unity Temple UU Congregation preaches a message of love, affirms the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and works to make the world a better place. Through the time and resources of their members, Unity Temple supports a number of different community organizations, including West Suburban PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter), Oak Park/River Forest Area Walk-in Ministry, and Faith in Place.

Unity Temple UU congregation ‘ s home is Unity Temple , an historic building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Unity Temple Restoration Foundation, also housed in Unity Temple , works to restore and preserve the building, as well as educate and bring awareness to this architectural masterpiece.

24/7 Ticket Hotline: 1-800-838-3006

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Met Star to Perform in Arlington Heights

THE METROPOLIS BALLROOM OF ARLINGTON HEIGHTS ANNOUNCES ::: Metropolitan Opera Soprano Angela Mannino will be singing with Chicago Lyric Bass-Baritone Paul Corona Friday, August 26 th as they perform at ON STAGE at Metropolis Ballroom Broadway and Opera Favorites – the music that we all remember.

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING opens 6:30pm with a cocktail hour and 7:30pm exclusive Dinner Show in the beautiful Vail Campbell room, where the two will serenade dinner guests with a special show during a gourmet meal prepared by the ballroom chef. Unlimited wine and beer with your meal.

Then Angela & Paul take the stage in the ballroom for an evening of Broadway and Opera favorites. Some Enchanted Evening promises smiles at all ages. This second concert opens at 9pm with local area youth Soprano, Jessie Ann Bolash an up-coming star right from our area. Jessie just graduated from Prospect High School and is a student at Harper College.

After the concert, ballroom guests are invited to a “Meet and Greet” with Angela, Paul and Jessie in the back-stage Harmony Suite for a complimentary champagne toast.

TICKETS:: Exclusive Dinner Show including unlimited beer and wine for $55.95. Main ballroom concert $35, upgrade concert tickets to include VIP Meet & Greet with the artists after the main performance for an additional $20. VIP “Meet and Greet” includes a complimentary champagne toast with the singers.

Purchase tickets online : 24/7 Ticket Hotline: 1-800-838-3006.

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Battle Brunch with 95 WIILROCK

THE METROPOLIS BALLROOM OF ARLINGTON HEIGHTS ANNOUNCES ::: Battle Brunch – where twelve bands will have the chance to battle during brunch at the Metropolis Ballroom on September 25 th from 9am – 3pm. 95 WIILROCK Morning show host, Tom Kief, will be broadcasting live. Bands will be videotaped during each performance and posted on ON STAGE at Metropolis Ballroom’s Facebook event-page for voting. The top three ‘LIKES’ will perform at the Winner’s Show on October 14 th. and be interviewed live on 95WIILROCK with on-air personality Marija.

SEPTEMBER 25th BRUNCH ::: Enjoy amazing cuisine while twelve bands battle for the top three spots to win cash and the chance to perform in the Winner ‘ s concert on October 14th. On-air personality, Tom Kief from the 95 WIILROCK’s morning show will broadcast live from the ballroom brunch from 10:30am – 1:30pm. Brunch reservation includes all you can eat and two trips to the Bloody Mary bar, where guests can create their own cocktail masterpiece from a large selection of classic Bloody Mary mix-ins. Talented bartenders will also be on hand to assist. In addition, the Metropolis Ballroom will have a delicious serve-yourself buffet station, loaded with kid friendly favorites to enjoy. Facebook voting begins immediately after band performances are posted. Winners will be announced October 4th.

The ballroom is currently accepting applications from bands and expects to announce the Battle Brunch lineup on September 12 th . Bands who are interested in performing at the Battle Brush, please contact the talent promoter, Pam Magnuson (773) 307-2128 or post on the Battle Brunch even page.

BRUNCH RESERVATIONS ::: Brunch guests are suggested to buy tickets online earlier rather than later, as reservation times are limited. Community seating. Once a time is sold out, there are no exceptions. ADULTS -$39.95 KIDS -$18.95 KIDS 3 & UNDER ARE FREE

WINNERS CONCERT Friday, October 14th – $15 advance sale / $25 door

Purchase tickets online : 24/7 Ticket Hotline: 1-800-838-3006

ON STAGE at Metropolis Ballroom 6 South Vail Ave. , Arlington Heights , IL (847) 870-8787 x200

Log-on for event info : Bring the kids, or bring a date this show is perfect for all ages. The Metropolis Ballroom offers quaint cityscape views from our second floor veranda overlooking Harmony park. Right when you enter you are surrounded by beautiful hardwood flooring, high- beam ceilings, and bright beautiful windows overlooking the city below. Your dinner experience in the historic Vail Campbell rooms will include linen napkins and sauces on the plate! The Ballroom is located on the corner of Vail and Campbell , and one block from the Metra NW train stop to Chicago , or free parking in the ramp adjacent to the building.

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KISS Star Gene Simmons’ Therapist On His Issues: ‘Do I Have To Pick Just One?’

Dr. Ann Wexler is a Beverly Hills-based psychologist specializing in couples therapy. She is currently appearing on Gene Simmons Family Jewels, where she has been helping the KISS star and his longtime partner Shannon Tweed sort through their relationship troubles. In a new interview with, when asked to identify Simmons’ primary therapy issue Wexler quipped, “Wow. Do I have to pick just one?”

On a more serious note she said, “When I very first met him, I thought, ‘Wow, we really need to break through this rock star persona, this TV persona. We have to break through this and I need to find out who he really is. I need to get to who he really is for us to do real work.’ And it turned out that he really did let me in, but I didn’t know if he was going to.”

Dr. Wexler said that Simmons’ public displays of cockiness are actually a front to cover up insecurities that stem from his father abandoning him when he was a child. “I believe that insecurity has stayed with him his whole life,” she stated. “Even though he’s been so hugely successful, and he’s so talented, he still has this feeling deep inside of having to prove that he’s the man. And I think that’s why he sometimes comes off with an overblown self-confidence.”

The show’s season finale airs Tuesday night, and previews show Simmons finally proposing to Tweed after 28 years of being, as he terms it, “happily unmarried.” Wexler said that despite the hard work she’s done with the couple, the decision whether to stay together or go their separate ways has to come from them. “I don’t have an agenda as a psychologist. It’s not my place to determine whether a couple should stay together or be apart,” she observed. “I work with the couple based on what they each express, what they each need and want, both as individuals and as a couple. “

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Dylan Moran’s Yeah, Yeah tour at the Hammersmith Apollo – Extra Date Added

Dylan Moran’s hotly anticipated Yeah, Yeah tour was originally scheduled for just two nights at the London Hammersmith Apollo this Thursday 14th & Friday 15th July. However due to popular demand and the original dates selling out, a new date, this Saturday 16 th July, has been added and tickets are still available for £20. If you love comedy come to London town this weekend and combine Dylan Moran with one of the cheap London hotels near to Hammersmith Apollo. Visit’s dedicated comedy pages to find out about the show and nearby accommodation deals.

Best known for his role in Bafta-winning Channel 4 sitcom,Black Books, and hugely popular zom-com Shaun of the Dead, Dylan Moran is a comedic force. Described as “the greatest comedian, living or dead” by Le Monde, his set is a roller coaster ride of emotion, hilarity, poignancy and joy as he deliberates life, love and disappointment with remarkable observation. Dark, dry and relentlessly sharp, Moran’s trademark style will be much appreciated by those who also ponder life’s absurdities. Expect frank annotations about religion, getting old, having kids and the intricacies of relationships, set against a backdrop of Moran’s own experiences. Dylan Moran’s effortlessly cutting style, alongside his perfect delivery, makes the Yeah, Yeah tour a must see.

For more information on Dylan Moran’s Yeah, Yeah tour, visit for a full events guide, box office details, travel information, and help booking one of the many cheap London hotels close to the Hammersmith Apollo.

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Art and Freedom Begins in Europe

From the beginning of the last century in Europe we have seen the Finnish civil war, the war in Estonia, Hungary, the Irish civil war, the civil war in Russia and subsequent invasions of Poland and Hungary, the Spanish civil war, the Yugoslav, Kosovo, Croatian, Bosnian wars of attrition and, of course, two world wars. The history of Europe is awash in blood. As the man says, “if we keep on doing what we are doing, we will keep on getting what we are getting.”

The imperative therefore is to try something different. And the something different we must try is accessing the communicative power of art to raise consciousness of our collective culpability in these avoidable disasters.

What is required is nothing less than a revolution in the human psyche, say the organizers. This is a spiritual battle, make no mistake, where right-thinking men and women can unite on the basis of empathy and awareness of our brotherhood as a single species to undo much of the damage inflicted upon us all by lying injunctions, demented political leadership, propaganda and belief systems concerning territory and religion that simply have no longer any place in a modern world striving towards peace and sanity.

To this end, two men from Vordernberg in Austria, Irishman Desmond Doyle and his colleague Hannes Misseton have initiated a unique cultural program called “Art of Reconciliation” as a service to Europe’s struggle for peace. Both men are sworn to help put an end to the bloodbaths of Europe.

They have the full support of many who think like themselves notably Nobel Peace Laureate John Hume who is an active participant in this venture. Desmond Doyle has worked for a quarter of a century in Germany and Austria in the world of culture and politics. As an Irishman he knows what civic and national conflict is all about; as a life-long student of European politics he knows that some initiative to put things right is better than no initiative at all. He and Hannes know profoundly what has to be done.

To find out what exciting projects they have planned for Austria this September in conjunction with the famous Bogside Artists of Derry, Northern Ireland, we encourage you to visit their website.

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Guitarist Tom Hess Releases A New Record With His Band Rhapsody Of Fire

Tom Hess and Rhapsody Of Fire are excited to announce the release of the band’s latest studio album: “From Chaos to Eternity” that hit the stores on June 17, 2011.

Hess, (who joined the band earlier in 2011 and recorded all the rhythm guitars for the band’s latest release) has just returned from a concert festival in Sweden where the band performed in front of over 9000 people. Even bigger concerts will follow later in the summer of 2011 including the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany.

Complete list of upcoming performances is available on the Rhapsody Of Fire tour dates page.

Luca Turilli, the guitar player and songwriter for Rhapsody Of Fire, made this announcement about the new record: “This historical release will end the band’s sagas once and for all after 15 years of fantasy-oriented lyrics. For the last time, we’ll hear Sir Christopher Lee narrating in one of our albums the last dramatic events of a legendary tale started in 1997 and told through ten full-length albums. This release will remain in the history of the band for its artistic importance and unique epic!”

To help guitar players and Rhapsody Of Fire fans to learn more about the recording process of the new record, Hess also has published a free studio recording guide for guitar players who want to learn to play consistently well in the studio and create great sounding recordings. Hess states: “When I was recording my guitar parts for “From Chaos to Eternity”, I realized that many other guitar players would benefit greatly from learning how to become a better musician in the studio. This free studio recording guide for guitar players goes into detail about the recording tips and secrets that I used to record the rhythm guitar parts for the album.”

Hess also mentors musicians on how to develop a successful music career and he says that the new experiences of playing with Rhapsody Of Fire will help him to add even greater value to the musicians he trains in his Music Careers Mentoring Program. “Although I already have a lot of experience with touring the world as well as recording and releasing professional records, every new significant development in my own music career gives me greater opportunity to pass more experience and value to the musicians I mentor”, states Hess.

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