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Souled Out Honored for Excellence in 10th Annual WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®

Lafayette, LA, 2018-Jan-11 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — Souled Out today announced its recognition as a winner of the esteemed 2018 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® for wedding bands in Louisiana.


WeddingWire Inc., the leading global online marketplace for the wedding and events industry, annually recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The top local wedding professionals in more than 20 service categories from venues to florists are awarded the prestigious accolade.

Souled Out was recognized as a recipient solely based on reviews from newlyweds and their experiences working with them. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“This is the tenth year we’ve celebrated our top-rated vendors who have helped millions of couples celebrate one of the most important days of their lives,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “This group of dedicated and acclaimed wedding professionals, such as Souled Out, not only make wedding planning simpler for engaged couples, but also serve as a trusted partner in helping to make WeddingWire the go-to place for wedding planning. We congratulate all of this year’s winners on their achievement.”

Souled Out is thrilled to be one of the top wedding bands in Louisiana on WeddingWire.com.

For more information about Souled Out, please visit us at https://www.weddingwire.com/biz/souled-out-lafayette/35f801c239cc10ac.html.

To learn more about the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards.

About Souled Out:
Souled Out is an eleven piece band hailing from acros south Louisiana. Conceived in 2001, Souled Out has been entertaining audiences with its unique brand of interaction and choreography. Souled Out has entertained wedding receptions, corporate events, Mardi Gras krewes and nightclubs from Texas to Florida. Souled Out has earned “Best Band” by the Tri-Parish Times on three separate occasions as voted for by their endearing fan base. Souled Out is a three time WeddingWire.com ‘Couples Choice’ Award Winner (2016, 2017, 2018) in addition to being named ‘Top Rated Online’ based on client reviews from various online wedding resources. In 2017, Souled Out was a finalist for Best Band by Southern Wedding’s Best Of South Awards. As one writer recently pinned, “Souled Out is the band you’ve always wanted to see….but didn’t! When you attend a Souled Out performance, you’re forced to listen with your eyes wide open!”

If you’re looking to have a band that brings energy, great music AND performs in such way that it brings people together then Souled Out might be your band. Despite the fact that they’ve performed at well over a thousand weddings since 2001, Souled Out has developed a niche of being the band that not only entertains your guest but becomes the “life of the party”. Each and every reception performance is a very personal and unique experience for all of their clients. The goal at every event that we are honored to be a part of what is the vision that the client had during their planning process. Many clients that utilize Souled Out’s services didn’t want the “typical” band – they wanted much more and they choose Souled Out.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within a $200 billion industry, WeddingWire, Inc. hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers are able to read over 3 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses. Globally, it provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 15 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including Bodas.net, Casamentos.com.br, Matrimonio.com and more. The company employs more than 900 and maintains global headquarters in Chevy Chase, MD and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.

Contact-Details: David Mouton, Souled Out Entertainment LLC, gotgroove@gmail.com

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Hidden Amongst You Is The Proverbial Uncut Diamond That Just Requires A Bit Of Polishing That Will Help Uncover Its True Value

Partyaccessaxa.net, the site that embodies the culture of Anguilla the best, has announced a new contest seeking to identify hidden talent and potential that has not been able to find expression due to lack of opportunity. They call it the “Diamond in the Rough Contest” to metaphorically drive home the concept of picking up a rough diamond and giving it the required polish to make it shine.

The site is encouraging the people of Anguilla to nominate someone they feel best typifies this idea and accordingly rush their nominations to the site by submitting into the forum or by emailing the names and by posting the picture on FaceBook.

The site will then provide the necessary guidance and assistance to enable that person reveal her hidden talent. This contest ends on the 22nd of Dec and the winner will be uncovered on the 26th of Dec 2009. The winner shall be rewarded by way of a total makeover of hair, clothing and skin besides a free night out.

About www.partyaccessaxa.netwww.anguillaaccess.com
This site has developed a reputation of showcasing the activities taking place at Anguilla and of promoting it as a hot tourist destination to the world. The site boasts of keeping itself updated about anything happening on this idyllic island and prides itself in presenting it to the outside world through excellent SEO management systems.

A number of promotions and contests  have already been highlighted and more are on the way. If it is happening at Anguilla, you are sure to hear about it on www.partyaccessaxa.netwww.anguillaaccess.com.

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Sky Awards LivePerson Online Business Partner Of The Year Accolade

LivePerson, Inc., a provider of online engagement solutions that facilitate real-time assistance and expert advice, has announced that it has been awarded the Online Business Partner of the Year award by British Sky Broadcasting (BSKYB), operator of the United Kingdom’s largest digital pay television platform and fastest growing broadband provider. The award was presented during BSkyB’s annual SKY Awards ceremony in November, at the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales.

A major annual event, BSkyB’s Shine Sky Awards ceremony recognises vendors and partners who have contributed to the company’s continued growth and success across its various sales channels. Over 2500 companies were nominated across 12 different categories, with 50 being shortlisted to receive a potential award. In order to be shortlisted for the Online Business Partner of the Year Award, the partner must have delivered the strongest planning, sales, analysis, optimisation and innovation for the company’s online sales channel.

For Sky Online, LivePerson’s intelligent, real-time engagement solution proactively targets the right visitor with the right message at the right time in order to maximize incremental sales opportunities. The LivePerson solution is a key element of Sky’s conversion rate improvement and online sales strategy.

“We are pleased to recognize the LivePerson team for surpassing online business expectations in 2009,” said John Orriss, Sky’s Director of Customer Growth and Sales. “The Liveperson programme is key to our efforts to continually optimise customer journeys and online conversion as such this award is well deserved.”

“It’s an honour to be recognized by BSkyB as the partner who contributed most to their online sales performance over the past year,” said LivePerson CEO, Robert LoCascio. “I am proud that we were able to deliver such dramatic results for BSkyB’s online sales channel and look forward to continued success with the company’s online initiatives in the future.”

About LivePerson
LivePerson is a provider of online engagement solutions that facilitate real-time assistance and expert advice. Connecting businesses and experts with consumers seeking help on the Web, LivePerson’s hosted software platform creates more relevant, compelling and personalized online experiences. Every month, LivePerson’s intelligent platform helps millions of people succeed online. More than 8,000 companies, including EarthLink, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Qwest, and Verizon, rely on LivePerson to maximize the impact of the online channel. LivePerson is headquartered in New York City.

About Sky TV
Sky is the UK’s leading entertainment and communications company, operating the most comprehensive multi-channel television service. Over 9.4 million homes – a third of households across the UK and Ireland – enjoy the entertainment, movies, news and sports channels. In delivering entertainment through the TV, PC and mobile, customers have more control and flexibility over what, how and when they watch. Almost 5.5 million customers now choose Sky+, Sky’s digital video recorder, to record and store their favourite programmes and 1.3 million enjoy the picture and sound quality of Sky+HD, which offers 35 dedicated HD channels. Sky is also the UK’s fastest growing broadband and fixed-telephony provider with over 2.2 million customers taking Sky Broadband and over 1.8 million customers taking Sky Talk.

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Historic Cirque Room of the Fairmont Hotel Sings Again Cabaret at the Cirque, a Sing Out Loud Concert – SOLD OUT

The Sing Out Loud! Performance Workshop for Singers will present Cabaret at the Cirque, a cabaret concert hosted by master teachers Lua Hadar, Linda Kosut and Barry Lloyd. The concert brings music back to the historic Cirque Room at San Francisco’s renowned Fairmont Hotel this Saturday, November 21, at 7:30 pm. Sing Out Loud! is an 8-week master class culminating in a final concert, produced by Kitchenette Productions,. This Saturday’s concert features Kikelomo Adedeji, Paul Arleo, Joe Cohen, Diane Cohen, Cortez,

Louise deBlanc, Maria Diamond, Jonathan Francis, Mary Haley Young, Jamie Mamikunian, Ann-Marie Olsson, Jessica Richman and Elena Ruggiero. The concert sold out even before announced. Co-founder of Kitchenette Productions, Lua Hadar, noted “the excitement around performing at the Fairmont has brought us thirteen of the most avid and talented performers in the Bay Area. Each student has gone way beyond expectations.” Co-producer/Teacher Linda Kosut noted “singers from all levels benefit from the class, as each performer is encouraged to reach his or her own ‘next level.’” Music Director/Teacher Barry Lloyd is the third piece in this dynamic teaching triangle. In the Sing Out Loud class, students work on songs in a master class setting, addressing interpretation of lyrics, stage presence, mic technique, verbal introduction to a song, how to work with instrumentalists, selling the song in performance, designing a one-man/woman show. Sing Out Loud’s 8-class Winter Session will begin Tuesday, February 2, with specific Tuesday dates and location to be announced. For information & registration contact info@kitchenetteproductions.com.

San Francisco vocalists LUA HADAR and LINDA KOSUT are co-founders of KITCHENETTE PRODUCTIONS. Their longtime collaborator, BARRY LLOYD, known as the Crown Prince of Cabaret, is a master accompanist and vocal entertainer. All three of these jazz/cabaret vocalist-entertainers have established reputations for their individual nationally and internationally acclaimed performances.

For further information:
email: info@kitchenetteproductions.com
Kitchenette Productions: www.kitchenetteproductions.com
Lua Hadar – www.luahadar.com
Linda Kosut – www.lindakosut.com
Barry Lloyd – www.myspace.com/barrylloydsf
Fairmont Hotel – www.fairmont.com/sanfrancisco

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Lancashire Is The Fame Capital Of The UK

As the UK is in the grip of X-factor fever, 1Click2Fame reveals the fame capital of the UK is Lancashire producing more superstars per capita than anywhere else in the country.

The FAME500 Talent Map is a comprehensive depiction of where Britain ‘s shining stars spent their younger years. F r o m Ozzy Osborne to Leona Lewis, Guy Ritchie to Lilly Allen, the search canvassed famous musicians and actors across the nation to reveal the nation’s hot and cold talent spots. The results were based on how many celebrities each county produced in relation to its population.

The Fame500 reveals major cities aren’t the only talent hotspots, every corner of Britain has its own superstars. Colin Firth originally came f r o m the tiny town of Grayshott in Hampshire. Duffy’s homeland Nefyne in Wales has a population of a mere 2,619 people whilst Will Young and Nicholas Hoult (f r o m  bout a Boy) are both f r o m Wokingham Berkshire with a population of little over 30,000.

Accessibility to the lime light has always been an obstacle for those in pursuit of celebrity. In an effort to encourage raw talent, 1Click2Fame is partnering Tesco to give Britons across the UK their chance to have 15 minutes of fame and continue their hunt for Britain ‘s brightest stars through the installation of state of the art mobile audition studios outside Tesco stores across the UK.

Jonathan Lakin at 1Click2Fame said , “The results of the FAME500 Talent Map prove what has always been suspected, the UK ‘s talent base is deep, wide ranging and can spring f r o m the most unlikely of places. By creating these audition pods with Tesco and taking them to hundreds of cities across the UK , we hope we will be unlocking potential that no other talent search has been able to reach.”

The state of the art HD Green Screen technology inside the Pods allows users to create their own professional performance videos – anything f r o m singing, dancing, comedy – the only limit being the performer’s imagination. Once recorded, all Pod users will be emailed the video to share with friends and fans and if they think they’ve got the fame factor, their video can also be entered in to the competition at 1Click2Fame.com. The website, already viewed by hundreds of thousands of people, is where hopefuls will be assessed by industry professionals and the public alike – with the aim of spotting, nurturing and rewarding talent. So the next stage is to get as many people as possible to vote online.

Rob Salter at Tesco commented , ‘It’s always good for a community to have young talent to rally around and support. The encouragement that all X Factor contestants get f r o m their home towns is a perfect example of how a community can come together and is exactly what we expect 1Click2Fame and Tesco’s own talent search to achieve. Hopefully with enough support some of those counties at the bottom of the FAME500 list will be able to play some catch up.’

Choosing f r o m thousands of backing tracks and using green screen technology to select f r o m hundreds of backgrounds, the public can tailor their performance to their own exacting demands – with studio quality recording equipment capturing the performance perfectly. Contestants then stand the chance to win big cash prizes, receive vital coaching, studio-time and management advice to help them become the next big thing. 1Click2Fame has already given away more than £150,000 in prizes as a result of this music, dance and singing competition.

So, gone are the days when it was obligatory to pack up, ship out and settle into a one bedroom studio-flat just for a chance at being discovered. Fame and fortune now lie on everyone’s doorstep, or at least as near as their closest Tesco.

The talent search will be kicking off in Coventry on the 12 th of November at Tesco Coventry Arena, Arena Shopping Centre, before completing a nationwide tour. For more information please go to www.1click2fame.com.

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Turner Broadcasting Has Launched A Free Online Game Creator On Cartoon Network Based On Its Number One Boys’ Franchise Ben 10

Turner Broadcasting has launched a free online game creator on Cartoon Network based on its number one boys’ franchise Ben 10.

Ben 10: Alien Force Game Creator enables kids across the UK to build professional looking online games and share their work in the Game Creator online community.

Turner Broadcasting Has Launched A Free Online Game Creator On Cartoon Network Based On Its Number One Boys' Franchise Ben 10

To date, Game Creator has generated more than 20 million game plays and seen more than 50,000 games created since a soft launch on Cartoon Network’s website in October. Following its impressive UK debut, the Turner-created game is rolling out across 12 European territories.

Ben 10: Alien Force Game Creator is Cartoon Network’s first online game to incorporate user-generated content, and allows users to select everything f r o m the game environment, to the heroes, the villains, obstacles and the game objective. Tiles and selected objects are then drawn onto a grid, creating a platform-style game that the creator must be able to complete in order to upload to Cartoon Network.

The top 200 games will feature on Cartoon Network’s fully moderated kid’s games area on the website, and games can be played, shared and rated by all visitors to the site. New content will appear on the site daily and visitors can browse for new games by hero, game type or favourite game creator.

Caroline Casey, director of Digital Development at Turner Broadcasting, EMEA said: “As the number one boys’ brand in the UK, the Ben 10: Alien Force Game Creator adds a new dimension to the way kids can engage with their favourite hero online. The character association clearly makes this game very special, but what stands it apart is that it’s so easy to use, and that kids are making stuff for kids. The phenomenal launch stats attest to Game Creator’s immense usability and playability.”

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Official London Theatre Announces Site Makeover

The Official London Theatre site has recently undergone a makeover and features of the re-vamped site include enhanced navigation, a more powerful search function – with the new ability to search shows by keyword or date – and new sections such as “The Feature” providing insight into the rehearsal and how shows are produced.

Reflecting the rich diversity of shows in London, the new-look website strengthens the relationship between London theatre and the theatregoing public.

As a recent winner of the Hitwise Top Ten Award for Performing Arts Websites, the Official London Theatre site is recognised for its continuously expanding theatre information and news.

Over the years, the Society of London Theatre has spearheaded measures to improve the theatregoing public’s experience of live theatre and the performing arts and to broaden the international reputation of the London stage.

The site has always featured comprehensive London theatre listings widely respected for their accuracy, the latest news from Theatreland, behind the scenes sneak previews and interviews with actors, writers and directors, plus vital information on theatre access and exclusive special offers.

With a bumper crop of critically acclaimed productions currently on show in the capital, theatre is thriving in London. Official London Theatre has made buying tickets for any of these shows simple and straightforward with the site’s new interface.

Improved navigation is a another characteristic of the site with the new “Quick Links” section directing users straight to the most popular areas of the site. The Recently Added Shows feature keeps visitors informed on the new shows opening, while London Shows in Preview provides a tantalising peak at upcoming productions, as well as the opportunity to purchase discounted and advance tickets.

The Celebrate The Play (CelebrateThePlay.co.uk) initiative – a series of incentives, targeted promotions and competitions – offers a variety of rewards for those who sign up to join to receive e-newsletters. Pages on the Official London Theatre site dedicated to the promotion give visitors the chance to be the first to hear about new plays as well as the chance to win theatre tickets.

Users can easily find their way to the ever popular First Nights and Big Interviews sections, but they will also discover the brand-new section The Feature. Updated weekly, The Feature includes articles written by leading industry figures, spotlights on theatre companies and profiles of professionals involved in the productions.

For anyone interested in theatre, the new improved website is essential reading, providing up-to-the-minute theatre news, combined with a better intuitive search function to easily identify specific show information. It’s a one-stop shop for theatre information and is sure to be a real showstopper!

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Seeking Most Talented Florida Students

For the next two weeks, 15 Seconds of Fame (15SOF.com) is challenging Florida ‘s most talented students to show America the great singing and dancing talent which resides in the Sunshine state. For the next two weeks, (Monday, November 9th thru Sunday, November 22nd) the website will showcase Florida’s talent in a special contest with the top prize of $250 and national publicity. The winning student’s school will receive a donation of $100. Interested students and parents should go to www.15sof.com and choose the contest category Florida ‘s Most Talented.

“For eight seasons, the producers of shows like American Idol have substantially influenced entertainment with a parade of cookie cutter pop stars. We’ve had enough. We’re ready to try something new and show the country what Florida has to offer,” said the site’s founder John Bonaccorso.

Playing off the cliché “Everyone gets 15 minutes of fame”, except giving each entry only “15 Seconds of Fame”, the 15SOF captures the compelling nature of America’s most popular contest shows like American Idol by having voters determine the contest winners.

“The web is too huge. Videos are too long. Time is too short. No one has 15 minutes to waste on boring stuff.” said the company’s founder John Bonaccorso. “We’re boiling the traditional talent show down to just the highlights, the entertaining bits, and the good stuff.”

At 15SOF.com, users compete in diverse contest categories spanning everything from Idol-esque singing and dancing to cutest baby contests. Anyone can upload, view and judge the 15 second long video clips. The most popular videos in the contest will win.


About 15 Seconds of Fame
Part talent competition, part social network and part video sharing site, 15 Seconds of Fame is a Florida based entertainment company giving aspiring performers the opportunity to share their talents with the world. Anyone can compete. Anyone can be a judge. Anyone can vote. Entries win cash prizes based on internet voting. The clock is ticking at  www.15sof.com.

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Gamersyndrome.com Releases New Vendor Discounts And Prizes

Looking for a website that gives back? GamerSyndrome.com is a video game community that offers a fresh new perspective of the gaming world that includes news, reviews and unique approach to community interaction.

GamerSyndrome.com has just released its latest list of new vendor sponsors for our new community promotion feature to provide our users with a unique reward system and special vendor discounts. We are currently giving away some excellent prizes like t-shirts and watches in a monthly random draw eligible to all of our registered users.

This means that by just signing up to our site, you receive the opportunity to win free gaming gear. Not only are we giving away free promotional items, when you become a member of the GamerSyndrome community you gain access to our members only discount page. This exclusive discount page provides all our members with an extensive list of vendors who support our website by offering exclusive discounts. These discount codes are unique to our site and are only available to members of our gaming community.

Some of our newest promotional sponsors, Splitreason.com, Phosphorwatches.com, and Tokyoflash.com offer a wide selection of unique and stylish lifestyle products designed specifically for gamers. These shirts, watches, and other awesome items will be given away to our users in our monthly draws and exclusive discount codes for these vendors are also available on the member’s page.

For more information please visit http://gamersyndrome.com

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Sky Invites You To Host Your Own Sky+HD Party

Sky is giving Sky+HD customers the chance to share their high definition TV experience with their friends by hosting their very own Sky+HD Party.

Each party host will be given one complimentary film to watch in stunning high definition from a choice of three new movie releases from Sky Box Office HD (worth £3.91) and a £10 M&S voucher to help kick off the party.

To qualify for the offer, party hosts need to set up their Sky+HD Party and invite three or more friends who must accept their online invitations by 5pm on 17th November. Friends must be over 18 and cannot be members of the same household.

The Sky+HD Party hosts and their guests will get closer to the explosive action of a Hollywood blockbuster with the sharper detail and clearer quality sound of high definition.

Sky+HD customers are given a choice of three films – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Hangover or Angels and Demons – shown exclusively from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th December. Customers hosting their own Sky+HD Party will also be able to watch Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince or The Hangover the same week as their DVD and Blu-Ray release. The Sky+HD Party offer is subject to availability and limited to the first 10,000 parties.

Sky+ HD Party offer is subject to availability and limited to the first 10,000 parties. Subscribers can receive one screening of their chosen film on the day they decide to host their party. The friends invited must not be members of the same household and must be over 18. The host needs to be an existing Sky+HD customer to participate in the offer and only Sky+HD customers whose HD viewing card went active before 4th November 2009 are eligible for this offer. All friends must accept their invitations online by 5pm on 17 November and the parties will need to take place on one day between Friday 11th and Sunday 13th of December 2009.

Further terms and conditions can be found on www.sky.com/hdparty

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International Vocalist Lua Hadar Heads To San Francisco’s Stylish Bliss Bar

Fresh from a success in Paris and a sell-out debut of her new show, French Connection, at San Francisco’s Rrazz Room, internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Lua Hadar appears with music director Jason Martineau in the Bliss Bar’s Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series: The Art of the Duo, curated by Yugoslavian-born jazz great, Larry Vuckovich. Multi-lingual vocalist Hadar and pianist Martineau play three sets of internationally-flavored jazz with some surprise guests. The Bliss Bar, in the heart of San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood, is stylish, yet unpretentious, like the Paris jazz bistro-caves of the ’50s. Sunday, November 22, from 4:30-7:30 pm, $10 cover. Bliss Bar, 4026 24th Street, San Francisco. (415) 826-6200. Free Parking.

International Vocalist Lua Hadar Heads To San Francisco’s Stylish Bliss Bar

Lua Hadar sings “jazz without borders,” influenced by pop, funk, Latin and international cabaret. This astonishingly talented, Broadway-influenced performer has garnered raves for her soaring range, her charming, swinging delivery, and her ability to interpret lyrics in several languages. Hadar’s love for The Great American Songbook, her appreciation for new songwriting, and her fascination with world cultures influence her music. Lua’s style as a vocalist has been molded by exchange experiences in places as diverse as Bali, Russia, Switzerland, Japan, Thailand, France and Italy. Her interest in world cultures is reflected in the sophisticated song choices for her high-octane band, TWIST. The multi-lingual singer and her band were presented at the 10th International Festival of Dance & Music in Bangkok, Thailand, a year ago, following the successful New York City debut of their latest CD, Lua Hadar with TWIST, at Broadway’s Iridium Jazz Club. More info at www.luahadar.com.

…a real vocalist with some long range and power – Jazz USA
…vivacious brand of jazz…inspired…swinging…cool – Luna Kafé, Sweden
…seductive… polished vocal phrasing… irresistible – Blast Radio 1386, UK
…stunning…sheer beauty… she rocked! – Cabaret Scenes, New York City

Nightlife/Cabaret listings:
WHO: Vocalist Lua Hadar with pianist Jason Martineau
WHAT: Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series: The Art of the Duo
WHEN: Sunday, November 22, from 4:30-7:30 pm
WHERE: Bliss Bar, 4026 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. Free Parking.
COVER: $10
PHONE: (415) 826-6200.
WEB: http://www.blissbarsf.com
YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/luahadar

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Tangerine Masters Feelies Re-Issues for Bar-None

Tangerine Mastering is proud to have recently re-mastered two classic albums: Crazy Rhythms and The Good Earth by the Feelies, critically acclaimed alt rockers that had a powerful influence on the sound of indie music for the 1980s and beyond.

Tangerine Masters Feelies Re-Issues for Bar-None

Both albums were re-mastered by Andreas Meyer at Tangerine Mastering in Weehawken N.J. The sessions were attended by band members Glenn Mercer and Bill Million who closely supervised the reworking of their classic albums. Meyer utilized Tangerine’s original Abbey Road EMI Mastering console to give the CD and LP an appropriate warm analog feel. Separate masters were created for both the CD and VINYL releases. Both re-issues are available on Bar-none records. (www.bar-none.com)


But oh the glorious sound. I am not someone who relaxes on an animal hides in front of four-foot tall speakers and compares the relative merits of recordings, but I will tell you that these remasters sound fantastic– crisp, nuanced, and all kinds of other luxurious adjectives. Apparently, there’s a dog barking the background of The Good Earth interlude “When Company Comes”. Someone mumbles during the guitar break on “Let’s Go”. And the coat rack, as clear and unexpected as ever. — PITCHFORK – Mike Powell, September 2009

The Feelies Crazy Rhythms’ four and a half stars — ROLLING STONE September 2009

I will admit to a small amount of consternation when I first learned that the vinyl reissues of Crazy Rhythms and The Good Earth would not be mastered from the original analog master tapes. Now that I have actually heard them, I will also admit that any sense of concern about that was totally misplaced and misguided. Major kudos are due to Andreas Meyer from Tangerine Mastering for the magic he has worked in remastering these albums for vinyl. —FLOWERING TOILET – Pete Bilderback September 2009

I was hard pressed to hear any differences between a Stiff original pressing —WE ARE HUNTED – the 99 most popular songs in the world right now

Update on two essential albums mentioned earlier. It’s been a good month. First, The Feelies’ Crazy Rhythms (Stiff Records, 1980) is reissued by Bar/None on vinyl and the sound is incredible. Andreas Meyer at Tangerine Mastering in Weehawken, you’re a genius. — ALBUMS THAT HOLD UP – Bryan Sinclair OCTOBER 2009

For more information contact Tangerine Mastering at 201 865 1000

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Sky Movies Announces Free Weekend Pass

Sky Movies has announced a weekend of free movies allowing all Sky TV customers to watch premium Sky Movies content, free of charge f r o m 6pm on Friday the 30 October until 6am on Monday the 2 November.

Sky Movies Screen 1 and Screen 1 HD will be available for the duration of the weekend giving all Sky TV subscribers the chance to watch their favourite movies uninterrupted, unedited and all in glorious high definition.

The Free Weekend Pass will allow viewers to watch a selection of current Sky Movies favourites such as Atonement, Enchanted and The Incredible Hulk as well as all time classics like The Usual Suspects, The Godfather and Sleepless in Seattle. All the movies in the weekend will be available in both standard and high definition.

Ian Lewis, director of Sky Movies, said: “We want to show Sky TV subscribers what a fantastic variety of films we have on Sky Movies. The line-up for the weekend is great and shows what an extensive breadth of content we have on the channel.”

As well as the films Sky Movies will screen a selection of exclusive interviews with some of Hollywood’s hottest names including Ricky Gervais and Jim Carrey; viewers will also be able to watch the first two episodes f r o m  Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Two.

F r o m 26 October, the Sky Movies HD service will have a total of 10 HD channels available, showing more HD film content than any other UK broadcaster.

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Sky+HD Reveals The Science Behind Movie Tears

A new study by Sky+HD and Professor Kim A. Bard from the University of Portsmouth has revealed the science behind why movies have us reaching the tissues.

Through identifying the key factors which set tears rolling, Professor Bard can now unveil the top ten movie tearjerkers of all time with ‘Beaches’ taking the top spot and explain how watching them in more detail in high definition can make us cry even more.

Professor Bard, a psychologist at the Centre of the Study of Emotion at the University of Portsmouth, analysed a selection of movies in both HD and standard definition identifying four key triggers that set lips quivering and eyes streaming. These include how often the characters wept (Tear Count), the overall sadness of the movie (Sadness Index) and the underlying positive message of the film (Inspirational Index), all moderated by the degree of happiness experienced (Happy Highs). Her study also revealed how, when used in the right combination, these elements can produce an intensive emotional experience and that is intensified even further when movies are watched in high definition.

Professor Bard said: “Watching tearjerkers in high definition is more emotive than standard viewing because with high definition the actions of the face associated with sadness and with teariness are much more clearly evident.

“This ranges f r o m the very subtle drawing in and downward movements of the inner eyebrows and the glistening of tears, to the more obvious full crying face. In high definition, each teardrop as well as the tracks of tears streaming down the face are more visible, engendering sadness and even tears in ourselves through the dual process of facial mimicry, where we mimic the character’s expression on our own face, leading to emotion contagion, where we feel the associated emotion to the expression being mimicked.”

Beaches came out at the top of the survey followed closely by The Colour Purple, Schindler’s List and Philadelphia.

Michelle Golding f r o m Sky+HD said: “There’s no better way to watch a movie at home than in high definition. Sky+HD doesn’t just make images clearer, it makes the whole experience more intense.”

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Mixposure.com Teams up with Stratege Guitars, Cakewalk and Sam Ash

Mixposure today announced that they are teaming up with Stratege` Guitars, Cakewalk by Roland and Sam Ash Music for the Ultimate Gear Giveaway. The online music directory and it’s sponsors are running a song contest through December 7th. The $5000 prize value giveaway features a hand-crafted, custom shop Statege` guitar, recording software from Cakewalk and various other items.

Musicians registered at MIXposure® are putting their best foot forward, by entering their chosen songs in a “Battle of the Bands”-type competition. Points will be awarded by listener voting, and the top five bands with the most votes advance to the final selection process. The finals will be judged by an independent panel of professionals in the music industry.

Membership for artists and listeners is free, requiring only a brief registration. Songs can be uploaded to the artist page provided, and artists can make use of space and tools provided by the site to promote their song and encourage listener participation. Details for the contest are available by visiting www.mixposure.com, and viewing the contest promotion information on the main artist (portal) page. Visiting the site and listening to the music does not require registration, however contest entry, free music downloads and voting do require membership.

Mixposure.com is an online music directory, promoting independent artists and their music, providing entertaining and interactive internet radio programming seven days a week, and free music downloads for the artist and listener membership. Forums are also provided for technical support and help with recording and mixing.

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Petya Edwards Named Mrs. Dallas International 2010

Officials for the Mrs. Texas lnternational Pageant are proud to announce that Petya Edwards of Dallas, Texas has been named “Mrs. Dallas International,2010”. Petya will represent the greater Dallas area at the 2010 Mrs. Texas International Pageant in San Antonio on March28,2010. She will be competing for over $15,000 in cash and prizes and the chance to proceed to the Mrs. International Competition in July of 2010.

The Mrs. International Pageant system recognizes women for their commitment to family, profession and community stewardship. Throughout her year, the new Mrs. Dallas will not only compete for the state crown, but she will also be available to make appearances, attend special presentations and assist with civic and non-profit oriented projects.

Petya can help in a variety of ways. Perhaps you’d like her to act as an emcee, or as an “Official Hostess” for an upcoming event. You may wish to have her as a spokesperson for your next fund-raising campaign. She can ride in parades, sign autographs, shake hands, and attract a crowd like you’ve never seen before! She is available to offer assistance and her appearances are free ofcharge!

For information about the State Pageant, ticket sales, or to schedule an appearance by Mrs. Dallas International, contact the State Office, at 210.403.0589 and ask for Kristin Koether, Executive State Director.

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Toronto Wedding Services

Welcome To Surround Sound DJ entertainment Toronto’s Exclusive High-Energy Entertainment. If your reading this then you have oready found us. The hard party is over in the next few minutes you will read what we are all about and how we can work together plan, create and execute a perfect celebration for your Wedding so sit back relax and enjoy. At Surround Sound DJ we understand how much planning and preparation goes in to creating a flawless event and is true definition of a disc jockey. Will make sure your Wedding is one you will never forget. Armed with the industry premiere Lighting top sound and lighting gear. What ever you desire we are every step of the way to make sure what you are looking for.

One of the more joyous occasions for anyone in their lives is to celebrate their wedding day in the beautiful season of spring, summer or fall. There are those individuals who elect to have their wedding in the winter, however, if you choose to get married in a city like Toronto and have a wedding in Toronto, then doing it in the dead of winter, i.e. January, February and March, you are going to have a challenge to be able to really get the most of the weather with pictures, travel and many other services for your wedding day celebration.

A wedding in Toronto can be an incredible event. There are many opportunities to have wedding companies provide you with the best in wedding services that will make your wedding day in Toronto a success. Such wedding services include: wedding photography services, wedding DJ services, wedding limousine services, ordering a wedding cake, choosing the perfect banquet hall for your reception and many more. With so many companies to choose from, you have the best chance to make your wedding day in Toronto truly memorable. Some of the key wedding services include, wedding videography, wedding limo services and wedding DJ services.

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Whitney Huston Has Now Announced Her Big Comeback

Whitney Huston tickets has now announced her Big Comeback, Tickets have now gone on sale for this event, so all fans can now buy & sell tickets with the security of www.yourticketmarket.com.

The International chart topping artist has announced her eagerly anticipated five concert dates not to be missed.

The uk concerts will be the show of the decade as Whitney returns to the stage performing all her classic hits including and give fans a taste of her latest collection. The dates kick of from April in Manchester before heading down the country to London.

Yourticketmarket is not only the cheapest rates but the safe and secure way to buy your tickets. Dont waste time log on to http://www.yourticketmarket.com/Whitney-Houston-tickets today!

Whitney houston is an American recording artist, actress, and former fashion model. Whitney Huston released her first album names Whitney Huston in the year 1985. Whitney Houston’s album became the best-selling debut album by any female artist. Whitney Hustons second studio album released in the year 1987. This album named Whitney became the first debut album at the number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart by the female artist(Whitney Houston).

Whitney Huston is one of the best-selling music artists on the planet. All over the world her 140 million albums and 50 million singles have been sold. Whitney Huston has been listed as one of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine.

Whitney Houston has been ranked as the fourth best-selling female artist in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America, with 54 million certified albums.

Whitney Houston Known as “The Voice” for her “powerful, penetrating pop-gospel” vocals.

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Sky Songs – A New Online Music Service

Sky has announced the launch of Sky Songs, a new online music service that offers users access to over four million tracks available to download or stream online.

Every track featured in Sky Songs is available via unlimited online streaming and as mp3 files that can be downloaded and stored and used on any mp3 compatible device. The service, which launches on the 19th October 2009, will be available to any consumer in the UK with an active broadband connection.

Sky Songs includes new release and back catalogue material from EMI, Sony Music Entertainment UK, Warner Music UK and Universal Music Group, plus a range of independent labels and distributors – including the Beggars Group (representing 4AD, Rough Trade, Matador and XL Recordings), PIAS Entertainment Group (representing over 100 leading independent labels), The Orchard, IODA and VidZone Digital Media. Sky Songs is licensed by PRS for Music in the UK.

Sky Songs offers users unlimited music streaming, plus download-to-own tracks and albums. Customers can also purchase additional music on a per-track or per-album basis.

Mike Darcey, Sky’s Chief Operating Officer, comments: “Our music partners bring an outstanding catalogue and unrivalled expertise that complements Sky’s strengths in content distribution. Sky Songs will reach out to consumers who want legitimate digital services offering choice, ease of use and great value. Offering legal access to digital music is a vital step in combating illegal downloading.

To celebrate the launch, all Sky broadband customers who access the site will receive a free downloadable album.

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Escape Artist Curtis Lovell II Will Be Strapped Into A Regulation Straitjacket By Two U.S. Military Officers

Envision your own personal prison. The lack of movement, loss of control and the sweat rolling down your face once you have been strapped into a straitjacket. Now imagine that the expertise of the United States military confined you to that straitjacket!

At 6:45 p.m. on Oct. 30, 2009, television escape artist Curtis Lovell II will be strapped into a regulation straitjacket by two U.S. military officers as part of the The City of Grand Terrace, California, Halloween Haunt in Richard Rollins Park.

Last year, Lovell faced the universal fear of being buried alive. The stunt attracted more than 1,500 visitors and national media attention. “It was captivating last year with Lovell being buried alive,” said Barrie Owens, Code Enforcement of Grand Terrace. “We look forward to his challenge with the U.S. military this year.”

Lovell has studied the works of his childhood hero Harry Houdini, who traveled the world performing different challenges with straitjackets — the first to ever perform with such.

“I always wanted to perform an escape with the U.S. Armed Forces — the bravest and strongest people on earth and on October 30th, I will get to combine my talent and the art of escape with them,” Lovell stated.

In June 2009, Lovell was strapped into a straitjacket by movie actor Tony Curtis, who played the role of Houdini in the 1952 movie Houdini. This year, Lovell will step away from the Hollywood glamor to face an unpredictable force –having two well trained U.S. Military officers restraining him in a straitjacket.

“I believe this will be one of the toughest escape for me with the tightness of the jacket and the force of these two officers,” Lovell said.

Lovell continues work on another “crazy” project for 2010.

“When I attempt Houdini-style stunts, I am always asked, ‘Are you crazy?’ so I think it’s time for me to be placed in a straitjacket,” Lovell joked. He will be placed in a straitjacket — and escape — at least 194 times in a period of eight hours during his attempt to break the world record. This stunt is still in the works for the latter part of 2010.

Love for Lovell:
Lock and Key Event has set out to find the ultimate match for Curtis Lovell II, who will be shackled, submerged and locked in a tank of 52 gallons of water. Strapped to his leg will be a bag of 10 keys. Lovell will free his hands from being shackled around his neck and push the bag of keys through an airtight rubber hole the size of his fist. Then his faith will rely in 3 women. Each lady must scramble to find ONE key that will unlock his watery grave. This stunt is slated for November 2009.

Halloween Haunt Event info:

Date: Oct. 30, 09
Time: Halloween Haunt 5pm to 8pm
6:45pm stunt
Richard Rollins Park
22735 De Berry St.
Grand Terrace, CA 92313

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