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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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  • HL Arts: Sophie Kipner - Keeper of The Artist’s Secret

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    Growing up an abstract artist, Sophie Kipner one day began coloring inside the lines, adhering to boundaries, stifling herself until she found a way back to the magic, the natural artist hiding in every child, and refused to let go.

     
  • Arrests Made in Execution Style Ohio Murders

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    Arrests were made today in the April 2016 Pike County Ohio execution style murders of eight members of the Rhoden Family who were massacred in three separation locations, while they slept, Ohio Governor Elect Mike DeWine announced.

     
  • Mary, Queen of Scots Review – Gripping Historical Drama Filled with Betrayal, Rebellions, Lust and Conspiracy

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    Mary, Queen of Scots, from Focus Features, presents the turbulent lives of Mary Stuart as she attempts to regain respect, authority while facing her rival Elizabeth I, both encounter betrayals, rebellions, and conspiracies endangering both thrones.

     
  • $12 Million To The Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures

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    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.  

     
  • And the 2015 OSCAR for Best Animated Short Goes To . . . . .

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    Animation and Live Action Shorts, a celebrated program of mini-features, bringing a diverse and often cutting edge introduction to new techniques or trending subjects to the forefront of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the chance of winning the gold.

     
  • Op/Ed: Disrupt This: Jettison Medicare and Medicaid

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    "Disruptive innovation" is all the buzz. Repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is so last year. Well, disrupt this: repeal Medicare and Medicaid and get the government out of the medical care business.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Welcomes French Pres to WH; Climate Summit; PP Shooting; Medal Honorees

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    President Obama bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor, upon sixteen leaders, ranging from Hollywood icons to legal scholars to sports legends, for acts of bravery, of brilliance, of unwavering dedication to the strength of the nation.

     
  • Money News: Twenty Best Tech Funds That Hold FANG

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    Given the innovation and success of many tech giants, it's understandable why investing in the tech sector is so appealing. Growth for the largest companies such as Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google or FANG investing has been impressive, beating out all the major market indices.

     
  • Largest Rare Quahog Pearl Discovered By Bostonian Shucking Clams To Lead Bonhams Lapidary Auction

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    A rare and very large purple, non-nacreous Quahog pearl will be offered at the Lapidary Works of Art, Gemstones and Minerals auction to be held at Bonhams’ Los Angeles at 10 am Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

     
  • I Am Woman Review – Helen Reddy Biopic Hits all the Right Notes

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    I Am Woman, from Quiver Distribution, presents the story of international recording artist, Helen Reddy, her manager husband, Jeff Wald, and their rise from the dingy Manhattan hotel to the Beverly Hills mansion, and the dramatic, shocking, fall.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/States Openings, COVID-19, Economy, Michigan, Varsity Blues, Al-Qaeda, Election

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    President Trump proceeded, despite continued violations of his own reopening guidelines, to designate houses of worship essential services allowing for churches, synagogues, and mosques to open for large scale gatherings potentially putting millions at risk for infection.

     
  • Otto Warmbier, the UVA Student Imprisoned in North Korea, Dies

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    Otto Warmbier, the University of Virginia college student sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in a sham North Korean trial died at the University of Cincinnati Trauma Center six days his release from captivity. He was 22.

     
  • Mother’s Day Review - Solid, A Fun Entertaining Chick Film

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    Mother’s Day, from Open Road Films and Gulfstream Pictures, presents an enjoyable family dramedy, centering around the one day every year where the unsung hero of each family is celebrated and the decisions, situations and consequences are the realities of life.

     
  • Jackie Review – Emotionally Riveting Performances Generate Oscar Buzz in this Historical Bio-Pic

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    JACKIE, from FOX Searchlight Pictures and Jackie Productions, presents an emotionally riveting, raw, performance of the November 22, 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy as seen through the eyes of his formidable, traumatized, poised and devastated widow.

     
  • France Attacked: Terrorist Hit Coastal City of Nice, 80 Dead; Dozens Injured

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    A truck bomb terrorist drove into a large crowd, in the French coastal city of Nice, gathered to watch fireworks celebrating Bastille Day, a national holiday, killing at least 80 and leaving another 50 injured, 18 critically.