‘Oral Floral’ A Solo Exhibition by Kent Yoshimura

Come Join us for the opening of ‘Oral Floral’ an exhibition presented by Kent Yoshimura at Jai & Jai Gallery.


Los Angeles, CA – Jai & Jai Gallery is pleased to present ‘Oral Floral,’ a solo exhibition by Kent Yoshimura with an opening reception on Saturday, May 6th, 2017.

In the artist’s first solo show with Jai & Jai Gallery, Kent Yoshimura presents new works that play with the “elusive complexities of our thoughts and desires.” By organizing the space in a circular flow, the viewer observes a curated narrative through different mediums ranging from delicate sculptures to large-scale acrylic resin paintings. Kent expresses that “art is an extremely concentrated process of analyzing depth in all experiences and choosing what to include or exclude.”

Primarily known for his public art installations and recently appointed as a reserve muralist for the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Kent transforms the Jai & Jai gallery into an experiential exhibition space as he delves into the “superficiality and the preservation of transient feelings”. Capture a glimpse of Kent’s personal interpretations of the human psyche as he confines his works into a private space.

Kent Yoshimura – Born in Nagoya, Japan in 1988 and raised in Los Angeles, Kent Yoshimura explores novel experiences through creative engagement. While focusing on a bachelor of science in Cognitive Science at the University of California, San Diego, he competed internationally in a variety of martial arts with his team at International Self Defense, fighting alongside Muay Thai champions in Thailand and training Judo with Olympic medalists at the Kodokan and the Japanese royal guards inside the Imperial Palace. Kent is the co-founder and CEO at NeuroGum.
Throughout his professional career, Kent has directed content for global brands such as McDonald’s, Lego, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, AT&T, Benjamin Moore, Ford, and many others. As an artist, he illustrated Master Davey and The Magic Tea House, which was released worldwide at all Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations, and his illustration Lion Lake Lyin’ can be seen alongside artists such as Brian Selznick, Mo Willems, and Ezra Jack Keats traveling across children’s museums. Most recently, Kent was featured on NBC for his large-scale public art pieces.
In July 2016, Kent painted the largest mural in Shanghai, which spans 1820SQFT over the entirety of three stories.

“Regardless of who I am creating for or what I am creating, I hope the art allows people to carefully look inwards.”

Jai & Jai Gallery, based in Los Angeles, was founded in 2012 by sisters, Jomjai and Jaitip. Jai & Jai Gallery focuses on maintaining a trans-disciplinary program by working with and exhibiting the works of both emerging and contemporary architects & artists. Alongside curated exhibitions of relevant, contemporary work, the undercurrent mission of Jai & Jai Gallery is to engage in and cultivate discussions that lie within the intersection of art and architecture. The fresh perspectives of the gallery exhibitors reveal disparate influences and practices but share a common affinity for pushing the boundaries of theory, fabrication, and representation through art, architecture, and design.

Date and Timings of Exhibition –

May 6th – June 3, 2017, Los Angeles, CA
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 6th, 2017; 6 -10pm
Closing: Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Arizona Podcaster Danielle Hampson Signs Global Agency Contract With Multi-Award Winning Children’s Book Author Dr Nicole

Dr. Nicole is a best-selling author, based in Quebec, who writes children’s books that educate, inspire and teach valuable life lessons. Danielle Hampson is the Executive Producer of ‚The Authors Show’


Dr. Nicole Audet, a French Canadian medical doctor from Montreal, Canada, and author of a series of award winning educational children’s books has chosen Danielle Hampson, Founder and Executive Producer of ‚The Authors Show’ to be her international agent and represent her around the world.

“Because of her guest appearances on my podcast I became very familiar with Dr. Nicole’s work”, stated Ms Hampson, “and I am specifically attracted to the educational component of her books that teach children about their bodies, organ functions and diseases while entertaining them. The fact that she is a practicing medical doctor adds the credibility to her work, so when she asked me to help her with the distribution of her books on a global scale, I was honored and very happy to accept. Her work has the power to help children and their parents around the world and especially in third world nations where this type of information is so much needed.”

A family doctor with a Master in Medical Pedagogy and author of over 20 books, Dr. Nicole writes health guides for adults and books that explain medical issues to children. She has won multiple international awards and has been recognized as one of ten “Most Inspirational Women” by Maman Dion, mother of singer Celine Dion, who created the Maman Dion Foundation to bring educational support to impoverished children and their families.

A pioneer in online media, Danielle created ‚The Authors Show’ over a decade ago, long before Internet streaming radio & podcasting became popular. She is a public speaker and an expert at business networking who has conducted many workshops at conferences in the USA and China. As an International Marketing Consultant who speaks several languages, she has traveled the world and has assisted U.S. & foreign companies in establishing footholds on both sides of the Atlantic and the Pacific. She also volunteers her time and resources to produce and host ‚World Academy Radio’ a podcast she created to help bring exposure to the work of ‚World Academy for the Future of Women’, a multi-level three year curriculum focused on developing young women for leadership roles that address the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (UN-MDG’s) and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

More information on Dr. Nicole is available at her website. More information on Danielle Hampson is available at The Authors Show site.

About Danielle Hampson:

Danielle Hampson is an International Marketing Consultant, networking expert, podcaster and is the Executive Director of The Authors Show.


Ethan Bortnick will tape his third nationally televised PBS special „Generations of Music” at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, SD April 26, 2017.


SIOUX FALLS, SD (April 19, 2017) – Singer, Songwriter, Pianist, Composer and Actor Ethan Bortnick will be taping a new nationally televised PBS special entitled “Generations of Music” at the Washington Pavilion (301 S. Main Ave) April 26th at 7pm presented by South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB). The national special will feature famed Television Director, Leon Knoles (Stevie Wonder, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen) and serving as the special’s Music Director will be David Rosenthal (Billy Joel’s Musical Director). The concert special will air on PBS nationally in August 2017.

Ethan’s last PBS special aired over 3,000 times and this time he has, even more, up his sleeve for the major performance. Some of which includes local choirs from SDSU and Brooking High School to round out Bortnick’s 100+ choir. Ethan will also have a 60 piece symphony, a full band from Los Angeles and Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary), Peter’s daughter Bethany Yarrow and accompanist Rufus Cappadoci joining him on stage for the nationally televised special.
Ethan is the youngest person to ever record a PBS special, let alone three. “Last time I performed in the city I received such an amazing reaction” says Bortnick and that’s why Ethan chose Sioux Falls for the location of the special.

Ethan has raised over $40 million for charities worldwide and is the Guinness World Record holder for the World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Headline His Own Concert Tour. Fans may have seen Ethan performing with musical heavyweights such as Beyoncé, Elton John, Andrea Bocelli, Katy Perry, Reba McEntire, Barbara Streisand, Tony Bennett, and Celine Dion to name a few. He has also appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (four times), “Good Morning America” (twice), Oprah” (twice) and on every other major network. He is also the youngest voting member of the Grammys.

He’s graced the cover of Esquire’s 80th anniversary issue as one of the most influential men in the last 80 years and made history as the youngest headliner in Vegas. His audiences who span all ages and continents have raved that “his concerts/shows have been the best ones they’ve ever experienced, hands down.”

For more information on Ethan Bortnick please visit Ethan’s official website or contact Fortitude PR.

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Dr Barbara Becker Holstein’s Award Winning Selfie Films Build Positive Self Esteem To Empower Teens And Tweens

Dr. Holstein, a psychologist/filmmaker and originator of a unique Selfie Film concept, writes award-winning books, plays and produces short films that offer solutions to problems that impact today’s teens and tweens


President Donald Trump, during a recent speech for Women’s History Month, stated, „We want every daughter in America to grow up in a country where she can believe in herself, believe in her future, and follow her heart, and realize her dreams.”

That message could be said to be the core message of Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein’s work. She delivers that core message through many channels including the production of her innovative, award winning ‚selfie films’. The delivery is accomplished through her websites, books and charitable outreach efforts.

„In both of my films, ‚The Truth, A Short Film’ and ‚Falling in Love, A Coming of Age, Selfie Film’, the girl is able to find a pathway back to herself which gives her the energy, focus and stamina to go on successfully with her life,” Dr. Holstein stated. „In the first film, ‚The Truth’ she achieves this in part by putting a secret message to herself into her locket which she can then wear close to her heart. In the second film ‚Falling in Love’ the girl finds a way to regain her sense of self and well-being through reaching deep inside of herself even when feeling miserable. Getting in touch with herself gives her the strength to go on.

„The truth is in life, that unless we are able to savor our own talents, strengths and potential we are destined to be at the mercy of others. Everyone has an unique set of talents and potential. When these are crushed or not developed the person suffers. All of us have been stifled or put down at some point in growing up. But when it gets too much, for example when a kid is bullied, that person may end up so depressed that even suicide can take place.

„I was thrilled to see President Trump’s remarks recently about how important it is for every girl in this country to grow up believing in herself and to follow her heart.

„Yes, we must all make efforts to protect and educate our children so that they grow up able to get in touch with what I call their ‚Enchanted Selves’. That is the part of us that responds to a chance to use our talents, strengths and potential and responds to encouragement, love, good education, opportunities, etc. Yes, every child deserves to feel whole and able to follow her heart.

„JoJo Siwa, a You Tube star at age 13, is a good example of a girl following her heart. As the New York Times Reports, she is ready to take on mean girls with ‚hair bows, kind behavior and demure dress. ‚I’m thirteen and I like being thirteen.’ JoJo is true to herself and she is a role model to young girls. My ‚girl’ in both films, I also believe is a strong role model to girls, tweens and teens. She has problems, ups and downs, moods, disappointments, and more, but she stays true to herself and that leads to solutions and happiness.”

Holstein’s short films have won numerous awards and accolades. ‚The Truth – A Short Film’ premiered at the Garden State Film Festival and its song, ‚On The Edge of Something New’ won the award as the best pop song of 2016. The short two minute film by Dr. Holstein, ‚The Truth, A Short Short Film’, premiered at FilmOneFest in July. The film was chosen as an Official Selection in the Chain Film Festival held in Manhattan on August 13, 2016. The film was also selected by the Jersey City International Television and Film Festival (JCITFF), and was shown on November 5, 2016 at the Jersey City International Television and Film Festival. ‚The Truth – A Short Film’ was officially selected for the Golden Door International Film Festival held in September 2016. Recently, it was shown at The Grove Film Festival in Jersey City and on May 21, 2017, the shorter version will be shown at The Hang On To Your Shorts Film Festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey, where it is up for an award as Best Experimental Short Film. And to top it off, ‚The Truth – A Short Film’ was an official selection for the virtual Female Filmmakers Film Festival held on the web. There was a public voting of favorite films and ‚The Truth’ came in 12th of 92 films.

The second film, ‚Falling in Love, A Coming of Age, Selfie Film, is detailed in a new ebook: ‚A Selfie Film – Falling In Love’ by Dr. Holstein. This ebook details many of the issues and stories behind the creation of Dr. Holstein’s „selfie films”, which utilize cutting edge New Media technology. These films are Selfie Films assisted by a professional camera crew, resulting in an intensity and intimacy of performance. The topics and questions for discussion in the book can be used by a group of two, a parent and a child, or a group of hundreds as the universal subjects of growing up and handling tough issues are discussed.

‚Falling in Love’ is was an official selection at the Brightside Tavern Film Festival in Jersey City in early March, nominated for several awards, including ‚Best Experimental Film’ and ‚Best New Jersey Short’. It came in second place for ‚Best New Jersey Short’. It will be shown again on May 21st at The Hang On To Your Shorts Film Festival in Asbury Park. It is up for several awards, including ‚Best Experimental Film’ and ‚Best New Concept in a Film’.

On March 29, 2017 Dr. Holstein attended for the sixth time, Author’s Day at the Ocean Township Intermediate School where she presented film excerpts from both ‚The Truth’ and ‚Falling in Love’ to sixth graders. They were able to watch at the same time, yet separately on their tablets. Comments included how genuine the girl’s emotions were, how parents can’t always be there to protect or understand, how hard it is to move to a new town, the real issues of having a crush, and suggestions as to how we can handle problems.

Dr. Holstein is also partnering with charitable organizations who focus on helping young girls overcome challenges. She allows both films to be used as fundraising tools.

Dr. Holstein requests that any verified charitable organization interested in raising funds contact her via email. She is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at drbarbaraenchantedself.com. Both the film and the ebook are available at Payhip. All of her books are available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and all other online retailers. More information is available at her website.


Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, internationally known Positive Psychologist is the creator of The Enchanted Self ®, a positive psychology method for happiness. Dr. Holstein’s Enchanted Self website, www.enchantedself.com, was just included as one of the best websites in positive psychology. She is in private practice in Long Branch, New Jersey with her husband, Dr. Russell M. Holstein.

Dr. Barbara can be found on the web, interviewed, writing articles and posting video ‚TED’ style talks on Happiness, Positive Psychology, Relationships and Parenting.

She has been a contributor to Heart and Soul, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Redbook, Real Simple, The Wall Street Journal, Time on line, the Today Show and Family Circle Magazine.

Alessandro Bagagli announces the release of his new album

Alessandro Bagagli is happy to announce the release of the 6th new album of his discography, Out in the Nowhere, available worldwide on June, 2 2017. First single and video, “Waitin’ 4 2nite” is out now.


Rome, Italy – Alessandro Bagagli is happy to announce the release of the 6th new album of his discography, Out in the Nowhere, digitally available worldwide on June, 2 2017. First single and video, “Waitin’ 4 2nite” is out now.

Album Preorder on iTunes and Amazon will start May 2, 2017 and it will entitle the customers to a free download of the first single.

With “Out in the Nowhere”, a 15 tracks’ album of pure rock recalling classic American rock moods, the Italian rock songwriter intends to homage the bands of the Seventies which influenced his musical growth.

For this reason Alessandro has worked to capture THAT specific sound, avoiding the modern mastering standards that make songs scream loud and compressed.
“Out in the Nowhere” owns instead uncompressed sounds and the whole album seems to look back to classic Seventies rock in a „new millennial sauce”. The dynamics of the album are pure and clear, exalting each and every instrument played by the artist.

What to expect from this album? 15 modern rock songs with a taste of those classic American rock sounds and Brit-rock guitar riffs, stunning Telecaster rhythms and solos: quoting Alessandro, “I want Out in the Nowhere to fill the nights and days of my listeners’ next summer just in the same way it filled my nights when I was working on it”.

„Out in the Nowhere” is the 6th album by the rock multi-instrumentalist, who has written and performed all songs and instruments and it’s been released only one year since his last work „Live & Die”.
The artist is prolific because his “tension to rock and communicate his hunger”. The Italian songwriter wants the listeners to participate into this musical work and to understand the mood of this brand new record. For this reason the rock artist describes all the musical instruments he has used on these brand new 15 songs: a 52 Fender Telecaster, a 72 Fender Custom Telecaster, a Gibson SG, a 12 strings Rickenbacker 360 Fireglo, a Hammond B3 organ, a Yamaha piano, a Fender Jazz Bass.

This album seems to get into the heart of America, the sound lines go from rock to blues and country rock with a versatile vein that leads the listener all along the Route 66 to discover the very heart and soul of American musical tradition. But how can an Italian artist go deeply through the musical American roots with such an easy feeling? It’s probably because Alessandro Bagagli has grown listening to this music all the time. He loves to remind that his parents introduced him to Bob Dylan and The Byrds „since when he was still in his mother’s belly”. So he drank milk and rock and roll since he was a little baby.

Now his music is adult and songs like the first single and video out now, “Waitin’ 4 2nite”, or “Signs on the Wall”, “My Reward”, “A worm in my Brain” and “Save Me”, above all, are there to show this musical growth.

Lord Conrad Reveals ‘Touch – The Sky’ New Single Cover

Lord Conrad has been teasing the name of his new single for a few days, and finally Friday he revealed that his new upcoming single will be called TOUCH – THE SKY


Conrad began revealing the art on Google,

Lord Conrad posted 3 possible covers in three color-ways and one of those is shown below.

We don’t actually know, if this is the definitive one.

But speculation is that: this might be the final one.

Announcing the 26th International Miniature Art Show at Seaside Art Gallery ,May 6th – June 3rd, 2017

This Annual Exhibit is 1 of only 19 Recognized Miniature Art Shows in the USA.


What is miniature art? It’s a fascinating art genre that’s expressed in just about every art form…from paintings to etchings to sculptures. The visual expression of fine detail and excellence are brilliant. The art can be easily held in your hand. Artists have been creating these remarkable masterpieces for 1000’s of years. They’re known as ‘the little jewels of the art world.’

Seaside Art Gallery opens its International Miniature Art Show on May 6th and runs through June 3rd, 2017. It’s the gallery’s 26th year for this amazing art show. There are only 19 recognized miniature art shows in the United States and this is one of them! The show is available in the gallery and online now.

This year’s show boasts nearly 600 works of art created by 200 of the top miniature artists. The artists are from 5 continents, 8 countries, and 36 states in America. These gems are in watercolor, graphite, paper, sculpture, oils, pastels, ink, mixed media . . . just about anything you can imagine!

“The International Miniature Art Show is an exciting time around here at the gallery,” says owner Melanie Smith. “In fact, it’s one of our favorites. New miniatures are arriving daily, and I have to say they are amazing. There is a diverse palate for every taste!”

Preview the Show Online Now and Purchase Before the Show Opens!

The International Miniature Art Show is an excellent opportunity to own an original piece of art, by a renowned artist, for an affordable price. The artwork is currently for sale. New art arrives daily. Collectors are buying pieces as they come into the gallery. Prices begin at $100.

You can see the art and purchase it online, seasideart.com.

Meet the Artist on Opening Day:

Meet miniature artist Debra Keirce at the gallery on the opening day of the miniature art show, Saturday, May 6th, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See her demonstrate how miniature art is created. Find out how it differs from creating a larger painting. Questions are welcome!

People’s Choice Award and Reception:

Join in the People’s Choice Award and vote for your favorite miniature! The winning piece is announced at the show’s open reception held at the gallery on Saturday, May 27th, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. You can meet many of the artists, including this year’s judge, Mary Serfass. Serfass is an esteemed miniature artist who is internationally recognized. She’s judged a number of shows. The judge’s awards for 14 categories will be announced at the reception. Refreshments are served.

One of The Largest Galleries in the Southeast:

Seaside Art Gallery is one of the largest galleries in the Southeast, with 56 years of excellence and reputed customer service. The Smith family established it in 1961. Owner Melanie Smith is an accredited fine arts appraiser with the International Society of Appraisers.

Shop 200+ artists on their website, www.seasideart.com. Their phone number is 252-441-5418.

“Surrender” Wins First Place At The MCNY International Short Film Festival

The indie short film chronicling the life of an alcoholic has earned another award from industry experts


The team behind “Surrender” is pleased to announce that the film won first place at the MCNY International Short Film Festival on April 7th.

Taking place in New York City, the event highlighted a selection of works by both local and non-local filmmakers. The theme of the festival was “Think Globally, Film Locally.”

“Surrender” has also been chosen as an official selection at the upcoming Top Shorts and the Sunderland Shorts Film Festival, as well as recently being named the “Best Narrative Short” at the LA Film Awards.

About The MCNY International Short Film Festival:

The annual MCNY Short Film Festival aims to show the very best in high-quality, diverse, independent cinema from NY, the surrounding area and around the world.

About Saga Flight Entertainment:

Saga Flight aims to foster creativity across all mediums and to develop cinematic experiences that engage viewers in an insightful, interactive way, showcasing “stories with purpose.”

In Solidarity with Victims of Chemical Warfare Artist Puts Foam On her Face and Takes Selfies

Foam on My Face – Selfies that raise awareness to the Horror of Chemical Warfare


Newport Beach, California, April 8, 2017, GRACE DIVINE artist, has released a new photography series and published a book to stand in solidarity with victims of chemical warfare and to raise awareness to its related horrors. The photography series Titled: “Mourning for Victims of Chemical Warfare FOAM ON MY FACE SELFIES” expresses through facial expression, selfies and foam, feelings related to the unspeakable horror, cruelty and destruction related to chemical warfare. The artist states that “As far as I know, this is the first time ever, where selfies photography are combined with performance art and are used to stage a protest against abominable unspeakable cruelty. I used soap water to do this. Still, I don’t advocate that others do this as I fear they may have a bad reaction to the soap. However, if anyone did chose to create hypoallergenic sting-free gentle soap foam, put it on their faces, take a selfie and post it on the internet in solidarity with the victims of chemical warfare, I wouldn’t blame them and they would have to do this at their own risk. I also want to comment that I paint in a wide variety of styles and with a variety of mediums. This medium of photography and performance art has enabled me to express how deeply concerned I am about chemical warfare and how I feel that is is a most grievous human rights violation that should never ever be tolerated anywhere. As to the book, it includes prayers in remembrance for the the injured victims and those who died.”

This art series and book are part of what the artist author, Grace Divine calls, CHALLENGE 2017. Challenge 2017 is a challenge that the artist undertook for herself TO CREATE 1000 ART PIECES in the year 2017 in order to raise awareness to HUMANITARIAN CAUSES.

To find out more, please call 949-836-6540, or visit her web site www.GraceDivine.com

Grace Divine Gallery
P.O. Box 9455
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 836-6540

For Immediate Release
For more information contact:
Grace Divine
(949) 836-6540

Art Book Raises Awareness to the Criminalization of Freedom of Speech

Challenge 2017 Art to Raise awareness speaks out against bullying legislation that will chill freedom of speech in America


Newport Beach, California, March 1 2017, GRACE DIVINE artist writer, has released a new art series and published a book to raise awareness to massive widespread social threats of intimidation and bullying against freedom of speech civil liberties in the United States. The book points to a need for the public to become informed about their Constitutional rights and how these are being eroded throughout the media and now by political bodies that aim to legislate laws that will kill freedom of speech. The book calls for people to take peaceful action by becoming aware and speaking out while they still can.

This art series and book are part of what the artist author, Grace Divine calls, CHALLENGE 2017. Challenge 2017 is a challenge that the artist has undertaken for herself TO PAINT 1000 PAINTINGS in the year 2017 in order to disseminate important HUMANITARIAN CAUSES.

GRACE DIVINE has invited the public to join her in Challenge 2017 and to challenge themselves, this year, to do something positive every day, no matter how small. Those interested can also spread the word by hosting an internet or house “Art Party.” To find out more, please go to www.GraceDivine.com and link to CHALLENGE 2017.

To find out more, please call 949-836-6540, or visit her web site www.GraceDivine.com

Grace Divine Gallery
P.O. Box 9455
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 836-6540

For Immediate Release
For more information contact:
Grace Divine
(949) 836-6540