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The Cleveland Orchestra Announces 100th Season; Returns to Carnegie Hall; Continues Youth Free Programs

The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst have announced details of the upcoming 2017-18 calendar.  The season will be the ensemble's 100th year of concerts and marks the launch of its Second Century.  It is also the 16th year of the Orchestra's acclaimed partnership with Franz Welser-Möst.

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Hits $1 Million Donation Milestone For Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Polished-casual restaurant Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, an Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) partner since fall 2012, surpassed $1 million in donations to the national childhood cancer foundation dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for childhood cancers.

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Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Announces Major Additions to Showcase Museum’s Costume Collection

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is pleased to announce numerous iconic movie costumes it has acquired through generous donations, partial gifts, and purchase. Costume design will be one of the many motion-picture arts explored in the Museum’s inaugural exhibitions.

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Julia “Lady J” Gerard, West Hollywood Designer and Rebel With A Cause, Introduces Project Divine Benefitting Project Angel Food

Julia “Lady J” Gerard the original rebel with a cause couture designer who has dressed the hottest celebrities from Cher to Rihanna, is opening the doors of her Melrose Studio Gallery for Project Divine, a four day super sale benefiting Project Angel Food.

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Season Kicks Off Saturday, June 27 at Santa Anita Race Track and Sunday, June 28, At Walt Disney Concert Hall

California Philharmonic and the incomparable Maestro Victor Vener are turning the heat up on summer entertainment with a spectacular series of concerts featuring his world-class orchestra and a sizzling slate of special guests. The highly-anticipated season kicks off the last weekend in June.

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Celebrating Children’s Book Week, May 4-10, The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Present Virtual Storytelling

In anticipation of the soon to be released  children's book, "Truth and Honor: The President Ford Story," the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation is releasing an exclusive virtual storytelling experience through the eyes of award-winning children's book author and illustrator Matt Faulkner.

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Running For A Reason 2nd Annual Treadmill Marathon to Commence Sunday, November 17th

The 2nd Annual Treadmill Marathon is set to take place Sunday, November 17th in Los Angeles, CA where participants are running for recovery, resiliency and hope for a better life for all those affected by mental illness.  All proceeds will go to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

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Academy Celebrates Hollywood Costume with Private Luncheon Hosted By Annette Bening, Crystal Lourd, Gwyneth Paltrow and Elizabeth Wiatt

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted a private luncheon and viewing of the current exhibition, Hollywood Costume,on Wednesday, October 8, at the Wilshire May Company building—future home of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

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The Fifth Letter Review - Page Turning Legal Thriller

The Fifth Letter, a novel by research scholar Dr. Vivian Carpenter, introduces Katherine Helena Ross, the first black female Supreme Court justice caught between her conscience and political expedience when forced to consider the most important question facing the U.S. Supreme Court today: Who is a person with inalienable rights?

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Interstellar Soundtrack with Music By Hans Zimmer Out In Time For The Holidays

(October 28, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA) WaterTower Music today proudly announces the November 18 release of Interstellar: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, with music by renowned composer Hans Zimmer, whose career has earned him Grammy, Golden Globe, Classical Brit, Academy, Tony, and American Music Awards.

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Celebrities Pay Tribute to Jerry and Elaine Orbach During Launch of Remember How I Love You

Celebrities, family and friends of the late Jerry and Elaine Orbach gathered recently, at The Snapple Theater Center in Manhattan’s Theater District, to honor them with readings from their newly released book, “Remember How I Love You - Love Letters From An Extraordinary Marriage.”

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Plug Research Releases the Highly Anticipated Coultrains Jungle Mumbo Jumbo Project

On April 23rd, appreciators of soul, jazz & beat music alike rejoice as Coultrain releases his long-awaited new project, Jungle Mumbo Jumbo. Perhaps best known for his work as one half of Hawthorne Headhunters (alongside Black Spade), or as the once lead singer of Waajeed's Platinum Pied Pipers - this release marks Train's first proper solo album on a label

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Annual New York Tastes Benefits City Harvest

New York Magazine recently hosted the eleventh annual New York Tastes benefiting the food charity City Harvest at Skylight in Tribeca.                                                                                                 

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Andre Mieux A.M.X: World R U Ready

A.M.X. is a multi-talented R&B artist whose star is rising fast in the music industry with fans starting to take notice of his original sound. A.M.X., also known as Andre Mieux, is a singer, songwriter and music producer who has talent, charm and uniqueness as an artist.

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California Philharmonic Moves Forward as Local 47 Musicians Union Issues Statement of Support for New Owner Pasadena Entertainment

Pasadena - With the dynamic conclusion of California Philharmonic’s 2013 summer season comes exciting news for the world class orchestra. And, as it begins the next phase of its legacy, now owned and operated by Pasadena Entertainment, California Philharmonic is moving full steam ahead with the announcement that both of its summer homes, iconic venues Santa Anita Race Track and Walt Disney Concert Hall, are on board for 2014 and beyond. 

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Join Maestro Victor Vener and His California Philharmonic Featuring Cedric Berry July 12 At Santa Anita

For Immedite Release Pasadena/Arcadia – Hold on to your hats music-fans because it's sure to be an unforgettably wild ride when Maestro Victor Vener and his California Philharmonic are joined by special guest, acclaimed bass baritone Cedric Berry, for Cowboys & Copland on July 12, 2014. 

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$12 Million To The Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that it has received a $7 million gift from Dolby Laboratories to provide cutting-edge audiovisual technology in the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures' movie theaters. Additionally, the Dolby family has made a $5 million gift to the Academy Museum's capital campaign. In recognition of this gift, the Academy will name the Museum's rooftop terrace the Dolby Family Terrace.  

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Farewell My Concubine: The Beijing Opera

To celebrate 35th anniversary of Sino-American diplomatic relations, the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture, Radio, Film and Television is presenting a new and innovative film to the United States, part of an exchange and exhibition of Chinese culture.  In conjunction with Dolby Laboratories, the film's director will showcase Farewell My Concubine:  The Beijing Opera before a special industry audience on May 30, 2014 at the Dolby Theatre.

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  • Apartment Troubles Review - Life in New York City 101; The Good, Bad and Ugly

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    Apartment Troubles, from Gravitas Ventures, presents a dramedy into the scary journey of finding housing in New York City, complete with every possible nightmare, as life regurgitates enough lessons to keep any up and coming artist concerned.

     
  • Global Debut and Historic Reunions Headline Bentley’s Presence At 2014 Goodwood Festival Of Speed

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    (Crewe, 25 June 2014).  Bentley prepares for the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed with an exclusive line up of cars. Spanning the company's rich 95‑year heritage, the Bentley models on display at Goodwood showcase the best in British luxury and performance.

     
  • Fire in Guatemalan Children’s Home Kills 22 Teenage Girls; Dozen Injured

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    An intentionally set fire in a Children's Home, meant to provide a place of safety from the threats of family or street violence, became a death trap for 22 teenage girls as the fire became a raging inferno.

     
  • Celebrity Real Estate News: Robert De Niro’s Sprawling West Village Duplex Penthouse Reduced

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    The Brentmore, New York’s West Village gem, has been home to celebrities for over a half century with the first being Oscar winning actress Celeste Holm. It remains the choice for legends of film, stage, screen and music including Billy Joel, Sting, Annie Leibovitz and Robert De Niro.

     
  • Le Brexit Et La Vie Continue . . .

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    Le départ définitif du Royaume-Uni de l’Union Européenne ne semble en rien avoir bouleversé les autres pays membres, tous conscients des forces et des avantages de l’Union en dépit de ses défauts.  

  • World News: European Axis Shifts as France and Germany Emerge as EU Leaders

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    The economic recovery plan intended to revitalize ​​the European Union destabilized by the Covid-19 crisis has revealed the strong influence of the Franco-German merger as the two leading economies in the Euro Zone, prepare to lead the future.

     
  • Rebuilding Paradise Review – Haunting Docu-Drama of California’s Deadliest Wildfire

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    Rebuilding Paradise, from Imagine Documentaries and National Geographic Films, brings to the screen the gripping story of The Camp Creek Fire, California’s deadliest wildfire, post disaster life for the survivors, and the equally challenging rebuilding process.

     
  • Coroner Confirms Human Remains Found Are Vallow’s Missing Children

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    The remains of the two missing children of Lori Vallow-Daybell, 46, arrested in Hawaii after she failed to provide proof of life, have been found on the property of her husband, Chad Daybell, 51, who was arrested.

     
  • New Year’s Eve in New Orleans - From Bourbon Street to Midnight Fireworks Ten Must's

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    The Big Easy is not just the most happening place during February’s Mardi Gras season, New Orleans is a hot spot year round and the perfect alternative destination to celebrate New Year’s Eve and ring in the New Year.

     
  • Hand of God Wines Review – A Delicious Rapture of Flavor

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    With a name like Hand of God Wines there is little room for error and when an inviting sampler of its newest vintages showed up the expectation for a delightful, rapturous, cloud nine of flavor experience was high.

     
  • Op/Ed - Free, Black and Twenty-one

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    I ran into a 20-something fellow wearing a T-shirt that said "I love being black." I had a wave of fond nostalgia remembering how my mother began our outings with "I'm free, black, and 21 – let's do it!"

     
  • "Home Rule" CEO Offers Tips for Parents Finding Home Child Care Q&A

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    As the new coronavirus epicenter targets the nation's south, the Wake County School System, encompassing virtually all of Raleigh, North Carolina, announced it will begin the Fall 2020 teaching schedule with remote learning from their homes.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama/Eco Pledge; Syria/Aleppo; Election; Italy; Victoria Martens; National Parks

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    President Obama, in recognition of the Centennial celebration of the National Parks, signed two designations to create Maine's North Woods a National Monument and adding to Hawaii's Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument increasing protected lands to 265Million acres.

     
  • World News: Paris Erupts with Riots, Police Led Violence

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    The recent demonstrations organized in Paris were once again punctuated by police violence which illustrate the excesses of an institution overtaken by the evolutions of a society where freedom of expression and social unrest come together. Explanations

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Taxes; Immigration/ Kate Steinle; Mueller/Flynn Guilty; Germany; North Korea; Argentina; Stanford Rapist; Matt Lauer

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    President Donald J. Trump, who ran heavily on Immigration Reform promising to make America safe again, was presented with a very real opportunity this week after a San Francisco jury acquitted an illegal immigrant of murder.