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Lily Tomlin: Eighth Wonder of the World Comes to Northridge

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“Lily Tomlin Just May be the Eighth Wonder of the World.”  

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Lily Tomlin, one of America’s foremost comediennes will appear at the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) at California State University, Northridge this May.

Tomlin will bring Edith Ann, Ernestine and other members of her incomparable greatest hits personas to the Valley Performing Arts Center on the campus of California State University, Northridge on May 9, at 8:00 p.m. in the VPAC Great Hall.

Critics have been raving about Lily Tomlin’s warm and uniquely affecting performance for nearly half of a century.  The N.Y. Times says, “Tomlin is amazing,” and the New Yorker adds, “Always a revelation.”  Tomlin will take her VPAC audience on what the Washington Post calls a “wise and howlingly funny trip” with more than a dozen of her timeless characters – from Ernestine to Mrs. Beasley to Edith Ann.

Tomlin’s multifaceted career includes television, theater, motion pictures, animation and video.  She has received six Emmys, two Tonys, a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics’ Circle Award, a Cable Ace Award, a Grammy and two Peabodys.  In 2003 she was the recipient of the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented at the Kennedy Center.

Tickets to Lily Tomlin on May 9 range from $50 to $100.  Tickets for Ballroom with a Twist on May 17 are $ $25 to $60.  For more information and tickets, visit the center’s website at http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/ or call (818) 677-3000.

 

 

 

 

David in Valhalla: “An Eclipse of Ships” at SXSW Today March 12th

“David J is the Avant of the Avant-garde.” –Perry Farrell, Jane’s Addiction
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David J, a British artist and something of a Renaissance man, makes his SXSW debut, premiering his upcoming 2014 album, An Eclipse of Ships. Selected by Spin magazine as a “SXSW Must See” artist, David J plays Valhalla on Wednesday, March 12 (1:00AM), Gingerman Pub on Friday, March 14 (3:00 PM) and Joe’s Crab Shack on Sunday, March 16 (6:00 PM).

The album, An Eclipse of Ships is essentially a journal of the heart and a paeanto Woman as muse. This new work sees a return in style to earlier mainly, acoustic records such as Songs From Another Season and Crocodile Tears and The Velvet Cosh and features a stellar group of musicians on violin, acoustic piano, Rhodes, standupbass, mandolin, oboe, percussion and a bevy of acoustic guitars. Recorded by candlelight in the City of Angels, the album is a showcase for lustrous jewels retrievedby a gentleman thief from the boudoirs of beautiful women.

“The title, An Eclipse of Ships, is a play on the old Longfellow line, ‘ships that pass in the night’, describing the rare incident of seaborne vessels sailing directly past each other in the dark,” explains David J. “Traditionally, sailors would shine a light onto eachother’s hulls as a silent greeting before continuing on their respective voyages. The phrase was later employed to describe a brief, intense encounter between two people who then part, never to see each other again.”

As founding member of Bauhaus, one of the most influential bands since The Velvet Underground; David J spearheaded the post-punk alternative music scene of the early‘80’s with a string of innovative albums and singles including, ‘I’ll Be You Chauffeur’, the first number one single on the newly formed Alternative Charts in 1989. He was also a founding member of the innovative psychedelic rock band, Love and Rockets who scored a number two single on the Billboard charts with ‘So Alive’ in that same year. This year saw the release of the thirty year anniversary edition of his solo debut album, ‘Etiquette of Violence’.

Aside from his own critically acclaimed solo works, various guest appearances, collaborations and production duties, David has also written and directed various stage productions including the spectacular multi-media tour de force, Silver for Gold (The Odyssey of Edie Sedgwick) which originally premiered at the Met Theatre in Hollywood in 2008 and was shown at the REDCAT in Downtown Los Angeles in 2011. That same year, David penned and directed the haunting play with music and Butoh, The Chanteuse and the Devil’s Muse which opened at the Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles. He has also written several screen plays in collaboration with Don C. Tyler.

In 2014, David J showcases at SXSW, and tours his new album An Eclipse of Ships around the globe. His memoir, ‘Who Killed Mister Moonlight?’ (Bauhaus, BlackMagick and Benediction) will be published by Jawbone Press later this year.

39th Annual Fancy Food Show Names Victory Amory A Top 5 Trend

Victory AmoryThis January, at San Francisco’s 39th annual Winter Fancy Food Show, Victoria Amory’s new Fine Herbs Mayonnaise, one of nine creations in her latest artisan condiment line, was named one of the food and beverage show’s Top Trends by a panel of expert food writers and journalists. The panel – which included Specialty Food Association senior director Denise Purcell, Nancy Hopkins of Better Homes and Gardens, and PBS cooking host Joanne Weir – selected five top trends from over 80,000 specialty food and beverage products and 1,350 exhibitors at the specialty show and chose Victoria Amory & Co. for its newest creations selected Amory’s Fine Herb Mayonnaise as the leading product in the Condiments Dressed Up trend!

Armory’s tip: Even the simplest dish can be dressed up for dinner. She suggests pairing her Top Trend Fine Herb Mayonnaise, inspired by the lush Basque region in Spain, with crispy coconut shrimp for fun fusion fare.
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Victoria Amory has created nine new fancy condiments in all: Green Chili Piri Piri, Red Chili Piri Piri, Almond and Garlic Romesco Sauce, Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise, Fine Herb Mayonnaise, Classic Lemon Mayonnaise, Sherry Ketchup, Champagne Ketchup, and Smokey BBQ Ketchup. All nine creations are now available at victoriaamory.com.

Follow her on twitter @vixmam.

About Victoria Amory

Victoria Amory is an award-winning author, cook, and television personality. She writes about food, entertaining, and lifestyle for local and national magazines and newspapers such as Food & Wine,Veranda,Town & Country Travel,The Miami Herald, and The Huffington Post. Born and raised in Spain, where she learned the art of gracious entertaining, Victoria has made cooking for her loved ones and sharing her secrets to easy elegance in the kitchen her life’s work. She shares her fabulous yet effortless recipes and tips for the sophisticated home through her blog, victoriaamory.com, and her collection of Victoria Amory & Co. soups, sauces, and skinny chicken parmesan. Amory’s line is designed to help women create graceful, memorable meals and occasions with ease and confidence. Victoria currently lives in Connecticut with her husband and their three boys.

 

Entertainment News: Cast & Crew Launches Financial Services Division

On a technical note…

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Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, a leading provider of payroll services serving the entertainment industry for nearly four decades, has expanded its services by establishing Cast & Crew Financial Services, LLC, it was announced today by company President and CEO Eric Belcher.  Cast & Crew Financial Services will provide production incentive financing and administration services for film and television productions.

Belcher said, “We are very excited about this opportunity to broaden our product offering, while maintaining the high level of customer service that our clients have come to expect from Cast & Crew.”

Cast & Crew is headquartered in Burbank and has eight offices throughout North America – including New York, Atlanta, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Detroit, Albuquerque and Wilmington as well as in Toronto and Vancouver.   Cast & Crew recently established its first European office in London.

About Cast & Crew
Founded in 1976, Cast & Crew Entertainment Services is a leading provider of technology-enabled payroll and related business process outsourcing services to the motion picture, television, live entertainment and commercial markets, all supported by 24/7 client services professionals. Production companies use the company’s solutions to manage payroll processing and related regulatory filings, production accounting software, workers’ compensation insurance coverage and claims administration, residuals processing, purchasing and procurement services, and production incentive guidance. Cast & Crew was acquired by ZelnickMedia in December 2012. www.castandcrew.com

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Annual Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards

2014.01.14.awards, make up, hair stylistsYesterday the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild’s President Susan Cabral-Ebert announced nominations for the 2014 Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards in 14 Categories.

Winners will be announced at the 2014 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (IATSE Local 706) Awards honoring make-up artists’ and hair stylists’ outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater and will take place on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Paramount Studios. M.A.C. Cosmetics is the Official Cocktail Reception Sponsor.

“We are so excited to receive entrees for our crafts from all over the world,” said Cabral-Ebert. “We had a wonderful response and over three times as many entries as we anticipated. Thanks to our dedicated committee who viewed all the submissions and made very tough choices. We are proud of our nominees and the work that was submitted this year, which has the best examples of the finest of our craft.”

FEATURE LENGTH MOTION PICTURE (FEATURE FILMS)

BEST CONTEMPORARY HAIR STYLING

Unfinished Song
Aurora Bergere

One Chance
Christine Blundell
Donald Mc Innes

Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Candace Neal
Robert Stevenson

BEST CONTEMPORARY MAKE-UP

Prisoners
Donald Mowat
Pamela Westmore

August: Osage County
Carla White
Bjoern Rehbein

One Chance
Christine Blundell
Donald Mc Innes

BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER HAIR STYLING

American Hustle
Katherine Gordon
Michelle Johnson

The Lone Ranger
Gloria Pasqua Casny
Jules Holdren

Jobs
Nina Paskowitz
Michael Moore

BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER MAKE-UP

Dallas Buyers Club
Evelyne Noraz
Rachel Geary

The Lone Ranger
Joel Harlow
Mike Smithson
3rd Petition Robin Beauschesne

The Great Gatsby
Maurizio Silvi
Lesley Vanderwalt

BEST SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS

Bad Grandpa
Stephen Prouty

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Mike Elizalde
Lufeng Qu

The Hunger Games – Catching Fire
Ve Neill
Nikoletta Skarlatos

TELEVISION and NEW MEDIA SERIES (Episodic Television)

BEST CONTEMPORARY HAIR STYLING

The Voice
Shawn Finch
Jerilynn Stephens

Breaking Bad
Georgie Sheffer
Carmen L. Jones

Bates Motel
Donna Bis

BEST CONTEMPORARY MAKE-UP

Glee
Kelley Mitchell
Jennifer Greenberg

Super Fun Night
Debbie Zoller
Tami Lane

Breaking Bad
Tarra Day
Sheila Trujillo Gomez

BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER HAIR STYLING

Vikings
Dee Corcoran

Hell on Wheels
Chris Glimsdale
Penny Thompson

Key and Peele
Amanda Mofield
Raissa Patton

BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER MAKE-UP

Boardwalk Empire
Michele Paris

Hell on Wheels
Sharon Toohey
Rose Gurevitch

Key and Peele
Scott Wheeler

BEST SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS

Vikings
Thomas McInerney

Longmire
Steve La Porte

The Walking Dead
Greg Nicotero
Jake Garber

TELEVISION MINI-SERIES or MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION (M.O.W) — CABLE NETWORK/M.O.W.s

BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER HAIR STYLING

Behind the Candelabra
Marie Larkin
Yvette Stone

American Horror Story: Coven
Monte Haught

Killing Lincoln
Ardis Cohen
Greg Bazemore

BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER MAKE-UP

Behind the Candelabra
Kate Biscoe
Deborah Rutherford

American Horror Story: Coven
Eryn Krueger Mekash
Christien Tinsley

Game of Thrones
Paul Engelen
Melissa Lackersteen

THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS (LIVE STAGE — LIVE THEATER)

Falstaff
Darren Jinks
Brandi Strona
3rd Petition Samantha Wooten

Magic Flute
Darren Jinks
Samantha Wooten
3rd Petition Brandi Strona

Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels
Vanessa Dionne
Cassandra Russek

COMMERCIALS

Best Contemporary Make-up

Wash the Day Away (Kohler)
Tyson Fountaine
Brian Penikas

Voting will begin online Tuesday, January 21st and closes on Tuesday, February 11th at 5:00pm.
All 1,800+ MUAHS members vote during the final balloting.

About Local 706:
The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (IATSE, Local 706) was chartered in November 1937. Today, membership includes over 1,800 artisans in the entertainment industry worldwide. Local 706 members are make-up artists and hair stylists who have created the looks for Hollywood’s most memorable characters and stars of stage, screen, television and now the Internet. The wide-ranging domains of these artists include feature films and television, commercials, “live” network television, all types of theatrical productions and Disneyland theme parks. Local 706 Members have created notable characters competing for Academy Awards®, Primetime Emmys®, Daytime Entertainment Emmys®, Saturns®, BAFTA Awards®, and many other honors for make-up and hair styling artistry including their own Hollywood Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards®. The Local 706 Guild publishes The Artisan, a glossy quarterly magazine, and provides panels, workshops and training both for members and others interested in the field to foster a spirit of innovation in the craft. The official website can be found at www.local706.org

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Downtown New Orleans Sees An Historic ‘Italian’ Restoration

Saenger Theatre

City Celebrates Return of Iconic Saenger Theatre to Downtown New Orleans

Historic Theatre Reopens Doors after $52 Million Restoration

Built in 1927 by noted New Orleans architect Emile Weil, the Saenger Theatre is a remarkable example of Italian Renaissance architecture and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building was significantly damaged by Hurricane Katrina and has since been the focus of complex redevelopment through a public-private partnership between the City of New Orleans, Canal Street Development Corporation, and ACE Theatrical Group.

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The Saenger Theatre has been meticulously restored to its original, 1927 grandeur with historically replicated carpet, original and replicated chandeliers, and a historically accurate paint scheme. Modern technical upgrades, including new fiber optic stars in the auditorium and expanded restroom and concession facilities make the theatre a state-of-the-art live entertainment venue. Years of paint and veneer have been stripped away inside the theatre and the original color palette has been restored. Architects have worked to recreate the theatre’s original interior look and feel, including the decorative elements and ornamentation, windows and doors, light fixtures and poster boxes. The stage house has been expanded, allowing for larger productions and a wide range of programs.

 “Mayor Mitch Landrieu said. “This newly restored, iconic stage house is both essential to our cultural identity and serves as a symbol of how we are building back better than before.”

The Saenger Theatre will now be home to a spectacular lineup of live entertainment, opening with comedian Jerry Seinfeld. The Saenger Theatre Grand Opening Gala Concert with Kristin Chenoweth and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will be Saturday, October 5, 2013. This fall, the theatre will also host the sensational East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2013-2014 season, showcasing the best of Broadway, including The Book of Mormon, Ghost the Musical, Sister Act, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Memphis, War Horse and Rain. For more information on the Saenger Theatre, including all performance and ticketing information, visit www.saengernola.com.

The Saenger Theatre reopens with a seating capacity of approximately 2,600. The restoration was led by renowned architecture firm Martinez + Johnson of Washington, DC and construction was performed by Broadmoor Construction of Metairie, LA.

The Saenger Theatre Renewal Project could not have occurred without the financial support from the following institutions: Chevron TCI, Inc.; JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA; Liberty Bank and Trust Company; National Trust Community Investment Corporation; State of Louisiana, Office of Community Development; Stonehenge Capital Company, LLC; Tax Credit Capital, LLC; and Whitney Bank.

 

 

High-Priestesses Wear Manolo Blahniks: Designer Wes Gordon Dresses Spring 2013

Up and coming designer Wes Gordon’s ethereal designs in bright hues and floral distractions forecast Spring for 2013 at New York Fashion Week…and oh those Manolos!

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Stella by Starlight Honors Harry Belafonte and James Earl Jones with a Star Studded Affair at The Players Club New York City

Stella Adler Award recipient James Earl Jones at the Players Club New York City on May 20, 2012
Gia was On The Move, this Sunday evening, May 20th, with the help of  New York City colleague and media correspondent, Janet Arneau, of What’s Your Problem, TV, stepping into the spotlight at, The  Stella Adler Studio of Acting Seventh Annual Stella by Starlight Benefit Gala, at the Players Club in New York City, which turned out stars and sophistication at this glamorous event.

Marlon Brando Award recipient, Harry Belafonte

This year’s honorees included Grammy and Emmy Award Winner Harry Belafonte who received the Marlon Brando Award, and Academy®, Emmy and Tony Award Winner James Earl Jones, who received “The Stella Adler Award.”

Other honorees included, Tony Winner Daryl Roth and television and radio host Ed Schultz, who both received “The Harold Clurman Spirit Award,” and CEO for the Americas, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Masa Tanaka, who was given “The Stella Adler Corporate Award.”
All funds raised from the evening will be used to support the studio’s charitable programs including Outreach Division Program, which provides free actor training to low-income, inner-city youth. The Outreach Division has served and trained more than 3,000 students since its inception in 2004.

Packed to the “gills” a mixed crowd attended the Stella by Starlight Gala in support of Stella Adler charitable fund raising programs for actors

“I am especially honored by the commitment of our prestigious honorees at Stella by Starlight this year. Each in their own way, Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones, Daryl Roth, Ed Schultz and Masa Tanaka are groundbreakers who held fast to courageous positions, confronted injustice or atrocity and paved new paths that made important differences in our time,” Artistic Director of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Tom Oppenheim, stated. “They are wonderful role models for young theater artists who must fortify themselves with a commitment to truth, beauty and the conviction that they have a voice that can and will make a difference for the audiences they serve.”

Over the years, the Stella by Starlight Gala has honored some of the most distinguished artists in the entertainment and media industries. They have included Whoopi Goldberg, Liz Smith, Warren Beatty, Liza Minelli, Martin Sheen, Annette Bening, Harold Bloom, Tony Kushner, Elaine Stritch, Sidney Lumet, Ruby Dee, the late Ozzie Davis and the late Roy Scheider, as well as other key entertainment, theatrical and business leaders.

Cynthia Adler, of the Adler family acting dynasty

Since 1949, The Stella Adler Studio of Acting has been the premier actor training program in New York City and around the country. They have trained thousands of actors and artists, including the likes of Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Elaine Stritch, Benicio del Toro, Alvin Ailey, and Salma Hayek. The studio encourages its students to be well-versed in not only theater, art, music and literature, but also to be involved in social, humanitarian and community-related issues.

About The Stella Adler Studio of Acting: The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is an acting school based in New York City. The actress and teacher Stella Adler founded the Studio in 1949. Adler founded the Studio on her belief in the seriousness of her art. Adler and the school have trained many of the brilliant actors of our time. The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is a nonprofit organization, which trains over 500 actors annually. The Studio also presents public lectures, poetry readings, concerts, theater performances, dance theater events and an annual arts festival.www.stellaadler.com
Contributed by Editor Tracey Paleo in association with Janet Arneau
 

Los Angeles Chef David Myers Star Rises Even Higher

Last week’s preview tasting of Chef David Myers latest and yet unnamed restaurant, to be showcased in one of LA’s premiere “ivory towers”,  THE CENTURY,  in Century City, California, certainly proved that he most definitely knows how to parlay his culinary talents, media accolades and Michelin star to a “high(er) rise” of luxury proportions.

From his earliest kitchen experience with Chicago legend Charlie Trotter, to his years with iconic French chef Daniel Boulud, David has been recognized for his culinary talent and artistry, including gaining a prestigious James Beard Foundation nomination.

Having captivated the attention of the culinary world since 2002 with his first restaurant Sona, David Myers holds distinction in both the media and food industry as a “man of style.”

The new restaurant will be located on the first level of the 42-story Art Deco-inspired masterpiece designed by renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern.  Patrons will arrive at the restaurant through a dedicated drive and valet separate from the private entrance reserved for The Century residents whose un-rivaled lifestyle-focused amenities include a celebrity appeal and whose top two floors are coincidentally owned by Candy Spelling.

“At The Century, I am creating a restaurant that is a true urban oasis in the heart of bustling Century City, in perfect harmony with the property and its four acres of tranquil gardens.  The menu will be a collection of my travel memories, housed in a setting that is truly unique to Los Angeles,” explains David.

I concur.  Harmony, would be the definitive word to describe the over-arching experience of both the food and the monolithic sanctuary.

Having been honored with a private short tour by one of The Century’s gracious personal assistants, Stephen LeRoy, I walked the perfectly manicured, lush grounds in the early evening to view private dining and party areas, an upscale doggie playground, gorgeous interior design, modern downstairs library and even a private screening room for residents, currently on a now several year Super Bowl wait list.

Asian inspired hors d’oeuvres continuously flowed throughout the evening including a spicy, Mini Lobster Roll, Lamb with Mint, Bread Crisps topped with Beets and Pistachios and my personal favorite – Yuzu Macaroons – all near religiously devoured by David Myers devotees and friends including actor Neil Patrick Harris and actor, chef and E! News Correspondent David Burtka who attended with enthusiast support.

The restaurant is set to open later this year.

Contributed by Tracey Paleo

Former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Reunite on April 29

To be broadcast on THIRTEEN on Sunday, April 29

Former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunited on an American stage for the first time in 17 years during this historic April 2009 Radio City Music Hall benefit concert, which will be broadcast in New York on THIRTEEN on Sunday, April 29, at 10:30 pm (check local listings for broadcast dates and times in your area).
The Beatle reunion highlights the 90-minute “Change Begins Within” concert to benefit the David Lynch Foundation, www.DavidLynchFoundation.org, a charity set up in 2005 by the iconic filmmaker David Lynch to fund Transcendental Meditation programs for at-risk youth, veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, and women who suffer from domestic abuse and violence.  www.OperationWarriorWellness.org.
McCartney performs a set of Beatles, Wings and solo classics; Starr sings his own set of Beatle and solo hits. McCartney and Starr join together on stage for “With A Little Help from My Friends,” Paul’s rarely performed “Cosmically Conscious,” and Beatle fan favorite “I Saw Her Standing There.”
Also appearing on the broadcast are comedian Jerry Seinfeld as well as musicians Sheryl Crow (“My Sweet Lord”), Eddie Vedder and Ben Harper (“Under Pressure”), Moby and Betty LaVette (“Natural Blues”), Paul Horn, newly-elected Rock-and-Roll-Hall of Famer Donovan  and Jim James (“Hurdy Gurdy Man”).
The concert was co-produced by Hoosick Falls Productions and David Lynch Foundation Television with executive producers George Verschoor, David Lynch, and Bob Roth.
 
FACTS
The David Lynch Foundation has provided scholarships for more than 200,000 students and veterans to learn to meditate.
Transcendental Meditation is a simple, easily learned technique, practiced for 15 to 20 minutes twice daily, sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. According to research funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, the technique reduces stress and stress-related disorders, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, cardiovascular disease, and substance abuse.
Prominent meditators include Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Russell Brand, Ellen DeGeneres, Clint Eastwood, Mehmet Oz, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Seinfeld, Russell Simmons, and Oprah Winfrey.
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Crowd Funding Makes Fan-Based Pro Football Team Ownership a Reality

“The future of fan-based team ownership is racing toward us at light speed!  A-11 FOOTBALL LEAGUE’S FAN-BASED OWNERSHIP IS ON THE HORIZON WITH CROWD FUNDING.”

“Growing up, many football fans dreamt of playing or coaching pro football, and they also wondered what it would be like to own a pro football team. In the past, becoming an owner of a pro football team was reserved for the ultra-wealthy. But now, with Crowd Funding those previously-sealed doors of team ownership are about to be blown off of their hinges, and that’s good news for every football fan in America and worldwide. The future of fan-based team ownership is racing toward us at light speed.”

Funding Launch Pad (Boulder, CO), will pioneer at least the League’s first Top 10 teams’ equity-based Crowd Funding campaigns regionally & nationally for each Team to begin operations. Funding Launch Pad will shortly unveil their capital-raising platform to enable each City Group, their football fans and private investors to participate in the “Fan Funding” and Ownership of their A-11FL team scheduled to begin play in April 2013.

A-11 Football League has narrowed its potential city markets into a list of 20 regions in the states of, TX, KS, OK, KY, CA, WA, NV, AZ, NM, NE, UT, GA, AR, NJ, NY, OH, VA, LA, CO and CT.

During the next couple of weeks the League will work with their 20 City Group candidates until at least the initial Top 10 City Markets have been selected. Once the League’s Top 10 city markets are finalized, each City Group and their fan base, the League and Funding Launch Pad will commence the marketing operations of their ‘Crowd Funding’ campaigns poised to begin in the summer of 2012.

“Look long and see short, we’re entering the homestretch with potential City Groups right now,” says Kurt Bryan, executive of the Spring-summer A-11 Professional Football League. “All of us Continue reading

Super Savvy Supermodels Seize Strong Social Sway: Media Metric Tongue-Twisters

The people search experts at PeekYou have compiled the following PeekScore list to celebrate the social influence of the world’s richest supermodels.

Each of these beautiful women have made themselves household names by using their modeling talents to propel themselves into the top ranks of the fashion world, and create business empires that symbolize their status as strong females and savvy entrepreneurs.

Although its no surprise to see Heidi Klum at number one on the top ten list, dominating the field.  There are definitely a few shockers in the top five when you think about how often or not these bankable babes are in the news.  Looks like having the most loot doesn’t always guarantee Internet dominance after all.

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