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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • Wartime Presidents: Who Presided Over the Most Years of War

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    Often, in times of war, a leader is judged on his ability to rally the nation think President Franklin Delano Roosevelt after Pearl Harbor or President Ronald Reagan’s “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” speech in West Berlin during the Cold War.  

  • The Oath Review - Strong Character Driven Performances Carry this Politically Charged Dark Comedy

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    The Oath, from Roadside Attractions, presents the story of one family’s attempt to survive Thanksgiving dinner as the deadline to sign an ordered presidential loyalty oath approaches and violent protests, demonstrations and riots fill the streets.

     
  • HYDROS Bottle - One World; One Bottle; One Purpose

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    For many world citizens clean, refreshing dirnking water is an impossibility. Hydros Bottle, an inventive fast acting, reusable water bottle, wants to change that fact one bottle at a time and in the process assist in elminiating the impact of 1.5 billons tons of plastic waste.

     
  • Race, Flags, and the Second Amendment

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    The shooting in South Carolina once again showed us the connection of guns and race. Statistics of inner city gun violence always showed the connection.  In this context, the National Rifle Association actually believes in gun control.

     
  • Keith Richards and Patti Hansen Put Laurel Canyon Home on The Market

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    Laurel Canyon was ground zero for the birth of 1960’s and 70’s rock and roll with everyone, who was anyone, living there making hippie music in the canyon with residents such as Jim Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa and Keith Richards.

     
  • Via Veneto Santa Monica Review - Dishing Star-Caliber Italian Cuisine

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    Via Veneto in Santa Monica, an authentic European-style, locavore-minded, Italian dining experience, and is as well-known as the A-List clientele, including David and Victoria Beckham, Madonna, Sean Penn, Eva Longoria and Harrison Ford, that frequent the distinctive award-winning eatery.

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

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    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.

     
  • Two NYPD Police Officers Executed in Gangland Style Ambush

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    Two NYPD Police Officers, in a gangland style hit, were shot at point blank range while sitting in a marked police cruiser outside the Tompkins Housing Project in Brooklyn at around 3:00pm Saturday.

     
  • What Men Want Review - An Over the Top, Laugh Out Loud Funny, Testosterone Trip

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    What Men Want, from Paramount Players and BET Films, presents an hilarious, fun filled trip as super sports agent, Ali Davis becomes enabled, after a bachelorette party gone bad, with the power to hear the thoughts of men.

     
  • HL Travel: Long Beach, California - SoCal’s Undiscovered Jewel

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    Long Beach, California, the other city on the bay, thirty miles south of the City of Angels, has quietly built a global reputation as the popular destination city of choice for travelers looking to visit Los Angeles, Hollywood and the famed beaches of Southern California.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama/Pakistan; Benghazi Dominates, Hearings, Fall Out; VP Bows Out; Election 2016

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    President Obama hosted the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and First lady Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan this week as the two countries unite on a future for a more empowered Pakistan and increased stability in the region.

     
  • Goodbye Christopher Robin Review – Beautifully Made, Award Worthy Performances; Simply Perfect

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    Goodbye Christopher Robin, from Fox Searchlight Pictures, brings to the screen a beautiful glimpse into the family and childhood, the drama, the mental anguish, the heartbreak and hope that inspired A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh books.

     
  • Civico 1845 San Diego Review - Authentic Italian Home Cooking Deliciously Modernized

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    Civico 1845, on India Street in the heart of San Diego's Little Italy, a new addition to the neighborhood that is making a grand entrance bringing to the table a passionately authentic and hand-crafted approach to Southern Italian cuisine.

     
  • Twin Tornadoes Annihilate Nebraska Town Leaving Death, Injury and Destruction

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    Twin tornadoes tore through the town of Pilger Nebraska, killing a five year old  and critically injuring 16 others, ripping down power lines and decimating the small rural town in northwest portion of the state.

     
  • Battle Los Angeles: A Gritty, Sci-Fi, War Drama

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    BATTLE LOS ANGELES, the Sci-fi war drama, from Sony Pictures Entertainment/Columbia Pictures and in association with Relativity Media, brings to the screen a gritty portrayal of combat shy Marines facing hostile invasion and sure annihilation.