HOUSE OF LUCIE PRESENTS LUCIE AWARDS MASTER EXHIBITION

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The House of Lucie, which opened its doors in November, 2016, now is ready to launch the long-awaited exhibition showcasing Masters of Photography, the Lucie Honorees. The official public opening on June 7th features master photographers recognized by The Lucie Awards between 2003 and 2016. These Lucie Honorees represent some of the most important photographers of the 20th century.

“Lucie” is derived from the Latin word “lux” meaning “light” and acknowledging the role that light plays in photography. Founder Hossein Farmani established the Lucie Awards and the Lucie Foundation in 2003, and just recently the House of Lucie in order to celebrate the 20th and 21st century pioneers of photography. The House of Lucie has developed this permanent collection of the work of the Lucie Honorees from 2003- 2016 in both group and solo exhibitions. The art space also promotes the work of International Photography Awards’ winners and aims to exhibit the works of local talent.

Representing the styles of fine art, documentary, portraiture, photojournalism, fashion, sports, and architectural photography, the master photographers participating in the exhibition include Douglas Kirkland, Roxanne Lowit, Greg Gorman, Mary Ellen Mark, Elliott Erwitt, Duane Michals, Albert Watson, Graham Nash, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Victor Skrebneski, Melvin Sokolsky, Steve McCurry, Erwin Olaf, Lucien Clergue, Nick Ut, and 100 other world-renowned artists in photography. This exhibition was produced with the intention to make iconic photographs by these Lucie Honorees more accessible to aspiring photographers and photo enthusiasts around the world.

The Lucie Awards is the annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography. The international photo community pays tribute to outstanding photographic movements at the Gala Awards ceremony held annually at Carnegie Hall in New York. October marks the 8th year since the formation of the Lucie Foundation, and the 15th year of The Lucie Awards. The House of Lucie Bangkok founded off of the Lucie Awards is just the first of many centers for photography Farmani intends to build across the globe, continuing his personal ambition to encourage international photographers to pursue their craft.

For more information, please visit House of Lucie on Facebook.

About the House of Lucie
The mission of the House of Lucie Bangkok is to honor master photographers recognized by The Lucie Awards and to promote the appreciation of photography worldwide. In addition to One Shot, One Minute, a monthly gathering of striving photographers who share their work, the House of Lucie presents year-round photography exhibitions, hosts events and talks by creative and educational organizations such as TedX, and boasts a creative co-working space for start-ups and photography-oriented businesses. The House of Lucie is a sister organization to the Lucie Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable foundation based in Los Angeles, California.

Fans will be ‘Swingin’ at Mill Town Music Hall with Country Music Legend John Anderson

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BREMEN, Ga. (May 30, 2017) – The fans at Mill Town Music Hall will be ‘Swingin’ to John Anderson’s performance on June 17 at 7:30pm EST, one of the most recognizable voices in the history of country music. Mill Town is proud to host Anderson for a second year in a row, due to the raving reviews he received from his 2016 performance. And again this year, Logan Brill, rising Nashville singer-songwriter will open for Anderson.

At a young age, Anderson was exposed to rock and traditional country music; however, when his time came, he elected to pursue what has become a successful country music dream. Anderson’s country music career started when he moved to Nashville in 1972. In 1980, he rolled out his first major hit single, “I’m Just An Old Chunk of Coal (But I’m Gonna Be A Diamond Someday).” Several years later, Anderson’s song “Swingin” from his fourth album climbed the charts to Number 1 on the country and crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100. This hit earned him a CMA Horizon Award. Over the several next years, he produced numerous hit songs, several of which he wrote, including “Seminole Wind” and “Straight Tequila Night.” His latest album “Goldmine,” consists of 13 songs, 12 of which he either wrote or co-wrote. In 2014, he was honored to be inducted to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Tickets for Anderson are $43 for “premium reserved” and $38 for “reserved” in advance. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets through Ticket Alternative at 1-877-725-8849, online at the Mill Town Music Hall website (www.MillTownMusicHall.com) or at the Mill Town Music Hall box office. For additional information, please call the Mill Town Music Hall box office at 770-537-6455.

Upcoming events at Mill Town Music Hall include: Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives on June 23rd; Gene Watson on July 15th; and The Booth Brothers and the Diplomats on July 22nd.

Mill Town Music Hall focuses on wholesome, family-friendly music and events and is located conveniently off I-20 in Bremen (1031 Alabama Avenue).

Wizard World Hall of Legends To Honor Comic Arts Legacy

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For more than a quarter-century, the name Wizard World has represented the best in comics and pop culture. As one of the media pioneers in the space, Wizard World is proud to be honoring and respecting the legacy of the comic arts through the Wizard World Hall of Legends, a new initiative to celebrate the artists, writers and insiders who have built the industry and those continue the traditions.

The first recipient of the Wizard World Hall of Legends award is Rob Liefeld, creator of the popular Cable, Deadpool, X-Force and Youngblood franchises. Liefeld will be presented the inaugural award at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia in a ceremony on Friday, June 2, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

“I’m honored to be inducted into the Wizard World Hall of Legends and have my 30 years of contributions to the industry recognized,” said Liefeld. “I have tremendous love and affection for this art form, its community and the business of creating and selling comic books and graphic novels. It was a passion of mine long before it was my vocation.”

“Comics is where Wizard World began, and the community continues to be a vital part of all facets of our company,” said John D. Maatta, Wizard World President and CEO. “We have worked diligently to make Artist Alley at our shows even more engaging for attendees, and we encourage fans to let us know what else they’d like to see as we continue to improve the experience for the many fans who love comics as much as we do.

“Rob Liefeld is a perfect first Wizard World Hall of Legends recipient: a top creator whose work has gained worldwide acclaim in various media forms, all the way to the big screen,” added Maatta.

Following the success of X-Force (#1 went on to sell an unprecedented five million copies in the United States alone making it the #2 selling comic book of all time), Liefeld teamed with his peers to launch Image Comics, the most successful independent comic book label in comics history. Youngblood, created and illustrated by Liefeld, went on to sell 1 million copies, shattering the sales record for an independent comic book. Liefeld created a comic production label, Extreme Studios which went on to publish Liefeld creations, Brigade, Bloodstrike, Supreme, Glory, Prophet and Avengelyne, many continue their publication at Image today.

More than 25 years after introducing the world to his brilliant creations, Liefeld continues to enjoy the fruits of his imagination as Cable, Deadpool and others expand into multi-media platforms including cartoons, video games and motion pictures.

The Wizard World Hall of Legends initiative, which will honor one or more figures from the comics world at each convention, is one in a series of enhancements that Wizard World is making in the comics area. Artist Alley in Philadelphia features a standout lineup of creators from the worlds of: Marvel Joe Rubinstein (Wolverine inker), Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies artist), Steve Geiger (Spider-Man, Hulk, Wolverine, Punisher artist) and more, DC (JG Jones (Y the Last Man cover artist), Keith Giffen (Omega Men, Lobo), Tony Kordos (Cyborg inker), Indie (Stuart Sayger (Walking Dead, ROM, Shiver in the Dark), Simon Fraser (UK’s 2000 AD), Amy Chu (Kiss writer), animation (Phil Ortiz (Simpsons), Sam Ellis (Archer creator), Tom Cook (He-Man) and many more.

Comics creators at Wizard World Comic Cons are engaging with fans more than ever. The Creative Stage, active throughout every show, provides attendees additional opportunities to interact with artists and writers, with demonstrations, interactive Q&As, informative discussions, art raffles and auctions, learn-to-draw instruction and more.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The seventh event scheduled on the 2017 Wizard World calendar, Philadelphia show hours are Thursday, June 1, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, June 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, June 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

For more on the 2017 Wizard World Philadelphia, visit http://wizd.me/PhiladelphiaPR.

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched ComicConBox™ (www.comicconbox.com), a premium subscription-based monthly box service and Wizard World Touring. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The 2017 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon.

Storm King Art Center Hosts 2nd Ferry Godmother Showcase

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Ferry Godmother Productions is happy to announce the 2nd year of partnering with the world-renowned Storm King Art Center. Ferry Godmother Showcase will be held on Saturday, June 10, 3-7 pm. Music will fill the air in the presence of some of the most beautiful sculptures and rolling lawns.

Under one big top Ferry Godmother will showcase bands from a variety of genres including country, jazz, Dixieland, blues, African drumming and dancing and more. All concerts are included in the Storm King Art Center general admission price.

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Storm King Art Center Hosts 2nd Ferry Godmother Showcase

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Ferry Godmother Productions is happy to announce the 2nd year of partnering with the world-renowned Storm King Art Center. Ferry Godmother Showcase will be held on Saturday, June 10, 3-7 pm. Music will fill the air in the presence of some of the most beautiful sculptures and rolling lawns.

Under one big top Ferry Godmother will showcase bands from a variety of genres including country, jazz, Dixieland, blues, African drumming and dancing and more. All concerts are included in the Storm King Art Center general admission price.

Bring a chair or a blanket and spend the day enjoying great music in an amazing environment.

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6th Annual „Seasons” Online Art Competition Announced by Gallery

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Jupiter, FL, USA — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery (http://www.lightspacetime.art) announces an art call for the gallery’s 6th Annual „Seasons” Online Juried Art Competition for the month of June 2017. The gallery invites all 2D and 3D artists (including photographers) from around the world to make online submissions for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s July 2017 online group art exhibition.

Light Space & Time encourages entries from artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field. The Seasons theme will include and represent the four distinct times of the year, along with any scenes, events, or any activities associated with those four seasons. We will accept art on this subject that is either representational or abstract. The deadline to apply to this art competition is June 26, 2017.

The overall winning artists of the „Seasons” Online Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of Artsy.net (http://www.artsy.net/light-space-and-time) artist exposure (only artists who are with an Artsy.net gallery can have their art shown), email marketing, 1000+ press release announcements, event announcement posts and social media marketing. Our goal is to make the art world aware of the exhibition and in particular, the winning artists’ accomplishments. Links back to each artist’s website is included as part of this award package.

Artists will also receive a digital Award Certificate, Event Postcard, Press Releases and „Leveraging Your Success” marketing materials if they place in this exhibition.

Interested artists should provide their best „Seasons” art now or before the deadline. For further information interested artists may apply online here: http://www.lightspacetime.art/2017-four-seasons-online-art-competition.

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly themed art competitions and monthly themed art exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis. It is Light Space & Time’s intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists. The art gallery website can be viewed here: http://www.lightspacetime.art.

The Musical Pulse of the iPalpiti Festival Beats Strong in its 20th Season

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LOS ANGELES, CA, (May 27, 2017) – The “world-class” iPalpiti Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary season. From July 13 through July 30, prize-winning young musicians from around the globe will give 16 concerts in prestigious venues throughout the Greater Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange Counties. The Grand Finale performance at the Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 29, reviewed as “the highlight of the summer [in Los Angeles]” will include a Gala Dinner.

Presented by iPalpiti Artists International, twenty-three select international laureates from 17 countries such as Ecuador, Turkey, Finland, Italy, Japan, Israel and more will arrive for its annual festival. Under the direction of Maestro Eduard Schmieder, this acclaimed ensemble of soloists, often referred to as the “United Nations of Classical Music” will perform rare and popular works from the Classic, Romantic, and Modern repertoire, and as orchestra will feature MAJESTIC CLASSICS programs of Schubert, Mozart, and Beethoven.

Since its inception as a non-profit in Los Angeles in 1997 by Russian émigré musicians Eduard and Laura Schmieder, with the blessing and support of the late great violinist Lord Yehudi Menuhin, iPalpiti has been supporting, promoting and developing the careers of exceptional, young professional classical musicians. Local outreach programs include Student Coalition for the Arts and Mentor Program, this season 300+ local schools’ 5-12th graders.

“Classical music is the spiritual factor which brings people together and unites them irrespective of religion and culture, appealing to sublime senses,” stated Maestro Schmieder. In a spirit of giving to the community, iPalpiti ensures a good proportion of its Festival performances are free to the public, and for paid performances gives a significant number of tickets (over 600) to under-served community organizations, shelters, youth music programs, public schools, and non-profit agencies serving economically disadvantaged and special needs groups.

The iPalpiti Festival opens in Encinitas, CA and continues its residency at the Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo, concluding with a week of celebrations in Beverly Hills-Los Angeles.

Tickets range from free to $27 – $180. For the Disney Concert Hall performance, tickets are available through iPalpiti or at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office. For ALL 2017 festival and gala tickets, or to donate to the organization, please call (310) 205-0511 or visit www.iPalpiti.org.

About iPalpiti Artists International
iPalpiti Artists International is a non-profit organization founded in 1997 by internationally renowned violinists and music educators, Eduard and Laura Schmieder. iPalpiti’s humanitarian mission of cultural exchange has created a truly universal network of more than 200 artists from all over the world, promoting international understanding through music.

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Romantic Fiction Author C. L. Hunter Announces New Romantic Fiction Release, ‘My Soul Belongs To You’

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Romantic fiction author C. L. Hunter has announced a new release, ‚My Soul Belongs To You’. The new book is the second book in the Soul Mate series featuring primary characters Kate and Deacon, and is the follow up to her first romantic fiction novel, ‚Your Soul Was Made for Mine”. The latest book is a breathtaking blend of drama and desire.

Hunter takes being a romantic person seriously. She doesn’t just believe in it. She lives it. She is in complete harmony with the concept of happy ever after. Through her writing she takes readers with her. She believes that we were all born to love, to show love, and yes, to be loved.

We live in a world in which multiple relationships are typical and divorce is the norm, but life doesn’t end when one part of our lives fall apart. You never know what’s around the next bend. Being a hopeless romantic seems old fashioned to some. But to C. L. Hunter, being a hopeless romantic means that you are deeply in love with another person and there is little chance of falling out of love with that person. That is what we all seek. This is the concept that she provides for her readers.

„My definition of a romantic person is simple,” Hunter stated. „A person who often takes an idealized or old-fashioned view towards love. Maybe I’m an old soul. Whatever the reason is, I take being a romantic person seriously. I don’t just believe in it. I live it. I say it out loud. I spread my belief to others. They can choose to agree or disagree, that isn’t the point of my conviction. The point of my conviction is this, I believe that we were all born to love, to show love, and yes, to be loved.”

The storyline of ‚My Soul Belongs to You’ takes readers from the busy city life of Dublin, Ireland to the quiet little town of Hilton Head, South Carolina. Two lives are pulled together by tragedy and something more—call it fate, call it faeries. After giving up a daughter for adoption at sixteen, Katlyn Reynolds has built a successful advertising company to keep her mind busy and her heart safe. But this pain from her past has made Kate a use ’em and leave ’em kind of girl, bypassing love and commitment to protect herself. And this system has worked—until she meets Deacon O’Mallery, a sweet, sexy, striving Irish businessman.

‚My Soul Belongs to You’ has received rave reviews. One stated, „This book was absolutely riveting. Twists and turns all throughout that kept you on edge until the end. Suspense, mystery and beautiful romance combined into one. I can’t wait for the 3rd book.” Another said, ” I loved the first book but this one is definitely the heart and soul. So looking forward to the third book coming out soon.”

C. L. Hunter is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at toughiicomcast.net. Both books are available at Amazon and other online book retailers. More information is available at Hunter’s site.

About C. L. Hunter:

C.L. Hunter started writing poetry as a young girl. She attended Arkansas State, studying business, but started a family early having three children. Hunter considers herself a Floridian, having lived in Saint Augustine since the age of seven.

MG Hardie’s THEM Takes Humanity to That Sunken Place

 MG Hardie’s THEM takes humanity to that sunken place 

THEM by MG Hardie opens with the protagonist, Devon Heathrow, running for his life through a murky swamp. His clothes burned and singed his pursuer closing in on him. From there the novel takes the reader through a collapsing cave to South America sights and sounds to ocean depths to African castles to Middle Eastern village. 

“THEM book, starts deep and hard and continues in this vane, it’s thoughtful and fast. The insights into the human condition and the system had me asking myself questions and staying up late to finish reading. This is no normal superhero novel, Devon is more like Captain America, with a masters in law. The final scene is as in depth and thought provoking as any book I’ve ever read.”- http://www.jeremypoole.net/blog/-book-review-them-by-mg-hardie

„The way MG Hardie achieved that balance between story moving forward and philosophy reminds me of Richard Bach and Michael Crichton books…this one had me hooked.” – Corey at Carbor Reviews

Alongside world travel are supernatural battles and explorations of social and political issues. In THEM Hardie takes an unflinching look at complex issues such as the moral ramifications of violence, along with the nature of history, with themes of redemption, and belief. THEM poses the question: Does talent, hard work, or fate determine who gets the contract, the promotion, the gig, or the role? Or it’s THEM…

In Paperback and Ebook on May 23

https://www.amazon.com/Them-Mg-Hardie/dp/0996829636/

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Award Winning Author Dana Lyons Announces New Ghostwriting Services Now Available For Fiction, Nonfiction

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Multi-award winning author Dana Lyons has announced she is offering full ghostwriting services to members of the public for both fiction and nonfiction books.

„Ghostwriting has been around since writing began,” Lyons stated. „There has always been, and always will be, people who want their name on a book cover or document, yet don’t know how to go about it. While writing and publishing a book is an exhaustive endeavor not for the faint-hearted, the first thing you must have is the idea for the book.”

„Many people have the story idea, but don’t know how to get it out of their head. Or they don’t know how to get it onto paper. Here is where a ghostwriter comes in. I just completed two ghostwriting contracts. Because of the NDA, I can’t tell you what I wrote, but I can say it was an interesting task I enjoyed. All the plot outlines, along with world and character basics were provided. I was hired to get into the characters heads and flesh out the details.”

„My next novel, a time travel romance, title to be announced, comes out July 1st . But when I’m not writing for myself, I am available for hire for ghostwriting projects long or short, fiction or non-fiction. Whether you’re a celebrity wanting to produce a romance novel, or a congressman writing a tell-all, a ghostwriter is what you need.”

Dana Lyons creates stories no one else could write. Her books feature reincarnated lovers, time traveling souls, and an epic battle against ancient powers and alien forces. All of her books are fast paced, engaging and enlightening, written in contemporary time with modern elements as well as scenes from the ancient past. She takes her readers to worlds both ancient and contemporary for adventures of the heart, mind, and spirit.

Dana Lyons’ books have received rave reviews posted on line. Reviewers have said: „Dana Lyons has the remarkable ability of being able to create heroines who are smart, sexy, sassy and complicated all at the same time!”

„The rapid character development and story line left me unable to put it down.”,

„Wonderful suspense. Makes you wonder if it could really happen.”

„The way this author writes, the words visually play out in your head like a movie, so to see it on the big screen would be awesome.”

Dana has been named as a winner in the 2016 ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Book Awards. Her honors came as a result of her appearance on The Authors Show. She was chosen as one of the best from a large number of authors through a public voting process. She was previously a winner in the 2015 ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Awards.

Her body of work includes:

‚A Love Reborn’, a modern paranormal thriller about ancient love, magic, and betrayal.

‚The Road to Babylon’, an epic paranormal thriller revolving around a prophecy so ancient the world had long forgotten it, and a power so secret, even its possessor was unaware of it.

‚Heart of the Druae’, a paranormal romance that relates the tale of archeologist Eric Beck. On an unexplored hill near Stonehenge, something calls to him. Someone calls to him. And on the day of the summer solstice, his entire existence is about to change …

‚The Rosetta Coin’, another epic paranormal thriller detailing the story of an artifact many have died for and an adventure that could change the world.

Dana Lyons is available for client consultations and media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at author.danalyonsyahoo.com. All of Dana’s books are available at Amazon and other online retail outlets. More information is available at her website.

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Dana Lyons lives in the mountains of western North Carolina. She has been writing since 2002.