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NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) 'Little Green' book publisher, Paraphrase, LLC, pledges support for Save The Frogs Day 2016. Did you know there is a 'Save The Frogs Day'? You may have read or heard at some point in the last few years about the alarming rate of disappearance of frogs in the world. While you might ask why this is important, frogs are essential to many ecosystems around the world.

NEWS: (NEW YORK, N.Y.) The Chase Brock Experience, a Brooklyn-based dance company, and the Pit Stop Players, a fourteen-member instrumental ensemble composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, will present 'Extravaganza: An Evening of Live Music and Dance' on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 8 p.m. at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street.

NEWS: (RUSKIN, Fla.) Dream Merchants Entertainment LLC announces production of the 140 minute feature film, 'The Kamasutra Garden,' which takes viewers on a journey to a brothel in Nevada where the girls earn their money by pleasuring men using the Kamasutra techniques. The feature film is based on the acclaimed novel by Riju R. Sam.

NEWS: (NEW YORK, N.Y.) Progressive rock group DeCoster is releasing their second CD 'Walking In The Sun,' at the Bitter End, 147 Bleecker Street, New York City on Wednesday April 20, 2016 with an 8 p.m. performance. The group is fronted by classically trained lead guitarist and composer Paul DeCoster who plays riffs on his Stratocaster that defy gravity.

NEWS: (FORT WORTH, Texas) Josh Vincent, country singer and songwriter, recently released a new single, 'Two Shots,' which he hopes will shake up the country music scene. It's been said that Vincent's songs are reminiscent of outlaw country musicians such as Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings - all who paved the way for today's artists.

NEWS: (WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y.) 'The Reflection of Innocence' (ISBN: 978-0692646526), by John Tolliver, is a story that centers on a Navy misfit with the ability to see inside people's souls. Gift or curse? The reader will have to decide. Author Tolliver spent six years working on submarines in the Navy. This experience was followed by a 30+ year career in the nuclear chemistry field.

NEWS: (SANTA CLARA, Calif.) Professionals Guild announced today it is co-sponsoring two large April 2016 dance/networking parties: one in Silicon Valley; the other, a Charity Ball to cure blindness, in San Francisco.

NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) U.S. born track and field champion Jordin Andrade has never been to his native country, Cape Verde, but the Olympic hopeful has their full support. On Sunday, April 17, 2016, at 4 p.m., 'On the Run 2 Rio,' a celebration fundraiser is being held in his honor. The event will take place at the El Dorado Park West Social Center, in Long Beach, Calif.

NEWS: (NEW YORK, N.Y.) New York City foodies are in for a treat. Spring Taste NYC, hosted by EMRG Media, promises to deliver a feast for the senses like no other food show has done before. In addition to sipping, sampling and savoring, Spring Taste NYC will have cooking demonstrations led by experienced chefs, live entertainment, photo booths, an amazing auction and other fun activities.

NEWS: (WASHINGTONVILLE, N.Y.) The Wigglebutt Warriors are set to put the 'fun' in fundraising, as the creative duo hosts the sold-out, red carpet 'Wigglebutts Uncorked' pet-welcoming gala on Saturday evening, April 16, 2016, to benefit NYC Second Chance Rescue.

NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of Jodi Miller's first comedy CD 'NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND.' Recorded in front of a live audience at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash., this CD is instantly a hilariously relatable, and spontaneously pushes the envelope. This is Jodi's first recording for Uproar Entertainment.

NEWS: (POMPANO BEACH, Fla.) Alyona Ushe, who helmed the critically acclaimed Arts Garage in Delray Beach for five years, has announced her resignation as President and CEO of the cultural venue in order to focus on managing and programming venues in Pompano Beach, including the amphitheater and the upcoming cultural center.

NEWS: (NAUGATUCK, Conn.) PPRN Radio is pleased to announce the addition of a new program to its schedule: "The Online Movie Show with Phil Hall," a weekly celebration of films and filmmaking. The Online Movie Show will have its premiere on April 25, 2016 and will broadcast live on PPRN Radio on Monday nights at 7 p.m. ET.

NEWS: (ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) Daniel P. Douglas announces his script, 'Richter's War,' has won best short screenplay at the February 2016 Los Angeles CineFest. The science fiction World War II hard boiled detective story has previously won or placed in multiple contests during 2015 and 2016.

NEWS: (COVINGTON, Ky.) A web developer and veteran of the U.S. Navy, Michael Hebert, is creating a series of online games honoring the 225th anniversary of ratification of the Bill of Rights. Hebert, Owner/Operator of MH Virtual, LLC, was born in the ninth state to ratify the document (Rhode Island) and calls the game collection 'Civics Match.'

NEWS: (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) Geek Club Books, Inc., an autism non-profit, today announced Autism EDU, a collection of free educational tools for educators and parents to teach autism topics in inclusive classrooms. Video files, e-books, apps, student handouts and curriculum guides are downloadable via Geek Club Books website.

NEWS: (DANIA BEACH, Fla.) The Dania Beach Arts and Seafood Celebration (DBASC) is seeking volunteers for the exciting fourth annual event from April 2-3, 2016. This two-day celebration, held in the heart of downtown Dania Beach in Frost Park at 300 NE 2nd Street, will feature numerous local and regional artists showcasing their unique creations.

NEWS: (DANIA BEACH, Fla.) The Fourth Annual Dania Beach Arts and Seafood Celebration 2016 has raised the bar for entertainment, boasting an electrifying performance line-up featuring it's first-ever Grammy Award-Wining National Headliner, provided by the Casino at Dania Beach: Survivor.

NEWS: (BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) Actor Massi Furlan takes on the role of Anthony Servidone opposite Ben Affleck in 'Live by Night' a 1920's prohibition-era American crime film written and directed by Affleck and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. The film is based on the novel by Dennis Lehane, is being distributed by Warner Bros and slated to hit the theaters in 2017.

NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of Josh Adam's first comedy CD 'LIVE FROM THE DROP.' Recorded in front of a live audience at The Drop Comedy Club in South Bend Indiana, Adams delivers a clever, laid back, in your face look at the world in which we live accented with heavy hitting jokes.

NEWS: (CUMMING, Ga.) TV Star and lead expert of the hit cable television show 'Hoarders,' Cory Chalmers, will be making a special guest appearance at his newest Steri-Clean franchise. This franchise is owned and operated by Josh and Dusty Dinsmore. They are inviting the public to their grand opening / open house on Friday March 18, 2016, beginning at 5 p.m. at their franchise headquarters.

NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Covert Entertainment's 23-year-old powerhouse performer, Rahccy is packing pain, pushing power, igniting love and stirring the fever in her every verse with the release of her debut single, 'Miss Jill on 108th.' Young, gifted and unapologetically gay, Rahccy is knocking down musical walls and rebuilding them her way, single-handedly revamping hip hop and restructuring its current status quo.

NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Five years of funny is no small feat when you are a female in a male dominated industry coordinating an annual comedy fest. In fact, it is literally not a joke. But comedienne Hope Flood has handled it with amazing finesse and style as her Comics Rock! Convention returns, April 26 to 30, 2016 at J. Anthony Brown's JSpot Comedy Club.

NEWS: (CHARLOTTE, N.C.) 'Chasing Freedom' (ISBN: 9780578164373) is a newly-released book authored by Ella Miriam that details her personal and compelling story from bondage to freedom. Born during the gruesome Nazi siege of Leningrad, Miriam's childhood and early adulthood was spent in the grim Soviet Union of Stalin, Khrushchev and Brezhnev.

NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Coverage Ink Films, producers of the animated horror thriller 'Malevolent' have launched an IndieGogo campaign. The goal is to reach $45K for finishing funds. The film stars Ray Wise, Morena Baccarin, Bill 'Choptop' Moseley and sci-fi legend William Shatner. 'Malevolent' combines horror and sci-fi into an original, time-twisting concoction.

NEWS: (HOLLYWOOD, Calif.) Zak Lee Guarnaccia is a multifaceted actor, Hollywood stuntman, filmmaker, martial artist and fitness expert, whose career has been evolving in film, television, martial arts and fitness for well-over two decades. Guarnaccia is thrilled to join the cast on 'Live by Night' - the upcoming American crime film, written and directed by the Oscar-winning director Ben Affleck, based on the 2012 novel by Dennis Lehane and distributed by Warner Bros.

NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Star Trek fans and those with interest in movie history have the chance to 'boldly go where no man has gone before.' The original iconic movie model of the USS Enterprise used in the first six Star Trek films is about to be rebuilt, Project Enterprise announced today.

NEWS: (FORT WORTH, Texas) A film documentary commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Texas Boys Choir will be screened at 7 p.m., Feb. 18 during a special ceremony at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The documentary - literally seven decades in the making - explores the vast and rich history and legacy of the boys choir. It is written and directed by Gary McGrath, a TBC alum who also is executive director of The Texas State Men and Boys Choir.

NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of Brett Hamil's first comedy CD 'GROWER' on Feb. 12, 2016. In his punchy, fast-moving act Hamil talks about sex, psychedelics, his 'dog entourage,' marrying into secular Judaism, and what it means to feel trapped in one's beard.

NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Author-filmmaker-musician John Scott G is creating the world's first omnibus novel. Interweaving nine novels, dozens of short stories, numerous comedy routines, and a great deal of political satire, 'Area Code 666' is being serialized on Ga-Ga.com, the new online magazine of the arts (in BETA).

NEWS: (ELY, Minn.) Ely's Winter Festival and ArtWalk 2016 opens Thursday, February 4 and continues through Sunday, February 14. This annual celebration of winter in the north offers outdoor activities, both muscle- and engine-powered; indoor cultural and social events; and the ArtWalk, which combines the best of indoor and outdoor.

NEWS: (COMPTON, Calif.) Former Mississippi State star Renardo Sidney was the first player taken in the inaugural California Basketball Association's draft Sunday January 10, 2016. In all, 48 players were selected by six different CBA men's teams over eight rounds to play in the new professional basketball league. Free Agent tryouts are Saturday January 23, 2016 at 5 p.m. at the USESS Center in Compton, Calif.

NEWS: (AUSTIN, Texas) Wearing smiles and purple wigs, a gathering of normally serious professionals mingled festively in 'Wiggin' Out,' a fundraising event held at Maggie Mae's in Austin, Texas, Saturday evening, January 16. 'We achieved two objectives,' says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, hosts of the event. 'First, we raised some money to help fight Alzheimer's. And second, we raised awareness of the growing need for long-term care as the disease progresses.'

NEWS: KING OF THA HILLS (K.O.T.H.) makes music business history with the release of their new hit single called 'Aktive' which is now available on music outlets and is produced by multi-platinum producer Zaytoven (Xavior Dotson).

NEWS: Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of Nick Cobb's first comedy CD, 'Too Broke For Therapy' to be released January 15, 2016. Uproar Entertainment is committed to recording and promoting today's most talented comedians.

NEWS: A&I, the fine art photographic printing and services company, will present the work of award-winning photojournalist Tish Lampert at its booth #816 at PhotoLA. The exhibit is part of Lampert's 15-year series on the landmark protests of our times. Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the UN, will dedicate the exhibition in a special event highlighting his world peace initiative.

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Ali Cultural Arts Center in Pompano Beach is proud to present Ghost-Note on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. The duo is comprised of drummer Robert 'Sput' Searight and percussionist Nate Werth, both from the Grammy(R) Award-winning band, Snarky Puppy.

NEWS: CES 2016 (Hall: Sand G / Booth 82519) -- The MotionCOMMAND-T is Music Computing's line of interactive touchscreen conference tables. Whether it's in a boardroom or showroom, the MotionCOMMAND-T allows you to communicate more effectively through its interactive features and touch functions. It definitely makes an impactful statement to your presentation.

NEWS: The Desert Light Gallery, located in Mojave National Preserve's Kelso Visitors Center, Kelso California, announces the opening of a new fine art photography exhibit, 'Iterations in Stone,' (Jan. 4 - March 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday). The exhibit is an Artists in Residence exhibition from art photographer Ken Cook.

NEWS: Urbanstylz Entertainment, the independent production company, announced today that its first feature film, 'Trey the Movie,' which was produced for just $68, has grossed more than $150,000 in multiple channels of digital distribution while garnering attention at numerous film festivals. The film tells the story of a man whose life is so overwhelming that he snaps killing everyone in his path. It was Mr. James' directorial debut.