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New Enclosure: SmartTOP Add-On Convertible Top Controller for Renault Megane CC by Mods4cars

The SmartTOP aftermarket Convertible Top Controllers made by Mods4cars for the Renault Megane CC II and III now come in a newly designed product enclosure. This enclosure was custom designed for the purpose and due to its slimmer nature allows for an easier and more convenient installation in the car. Two LEDs now help during the installation process.

Las Vegas, NV (USA), February 24th, 2017 — The SmartTOP Add-On Convertible Top Controller made by aftermarket automotive electronics specialist Mods4cars adds simple and convenient controls for the convertible top. The SmartTOP modules for Renault Megane CC II and III allow top operation while driving at slow speeds of up to 40 km/h (~28mph). Thanks to one-touch operation the top switch just needs to be tapped once. It is no longer necessary to pull over and hold down the switch for the entire duration of the top operation.

Additionally the top can be controlled from the original factory key fob remote. A quick key combination on the remote activates a fully automatic top operation. This makes it possible to open the top before getting in or closing the top from afar at the first sign of impending rainfall. The existing remote fob does not need to be altered or replaced.

An extended mode which allows the engine to be turned on or off while a top operation continues can be activated as well. On cars equipped with the keycard hands free option, the top can also be controlled via the touch door handle (Megane CC III). All functions and features can be adjusted to individual taste and the entire module can be temporarily disabled while retaining all user settings for when it is re-enabled later.

The SmartTOP modules come equipped with a USB port for easy setup and firmware updates via Windows PC or Mac. Support software and updates are available online, free of charge. The SmartTOP kits come with a plug-and-play wiring adapter, custom manufactured with OEM connectors for a perfect and secure fit. Installation merely consists of plugging in some connectors. No wires need to be cut or spliced into. Everything can be removed without leaving any damage.

Mods4cars now overhauled the design of the smart convertible top controllers themselves. “The new enclosure was custom designed by Mods4cars for the purpose.” explains PR-Manager Sven Tornow. “It is about 30% smaller than before and very slim, thereby making installation in tight spaces in the car even easier. Additionally there are two LEDs to show the current status and to aid during installation.” Sven Tornow continues.

SmartTOP kits are available for the following popular brands: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and VW.

The SmartTOP kits for Renault Megane CC II and III are available for 229 Euros + tax.

Product demonstration for Renault Megane CC II:
http://youtu.be/XN1rDxC2Kos

Product demonstration for Renault Megane CC III:
http://youtu.be/iaxthaheRr0

Further details:
http://www.mods4cars.com

About Mods4cars:
Mods4cars was founded in 2002 with the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.

The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.

Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.

The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.

Press & Media Contact:
Sven Tornow
Mods4cars LLC
1350 E. Flamingo Rd #3100,
Las Vegas, NV 89119 – USA
+1-310-9109055
tornow@mods4cars.com
http://www.mods4cars.com

“Racing the Flame” Combines Faith and Adventure in this Western Children/Young Adult Novel

If you have ever dreamed of being a cowboy/cowgirl on a Montana ranch, “Racing the Flame” will transport you out west and take you for the ride of your life.

Jordan, MT (USA), December 1st, 2016 — If you have ever dreamed of being a cowboy/cowgirl on a Montana ranch, “Racing the Flame” will transport you out west and take you for the ride of your life. Set during a drought-stricken summer in Montana on a cattle ranch, readers will meet the Landers family, a tightknit Christian family who have their faith in God in the forefront of their lives. When tragedy strikes, in the form of a raging fire that is eating up thousands of acres of prairie land, their faith is put to the test.

“I wrote this story based on a real life experience we had on our horse ranch,” said author Lisa Phipps. “Just like Jay’s father, my husband was out with the other ranchers fighting the fire day and night. I wanted to create a story that featured our ranch life and the realities we experience while also depicting a family unit that is based on their love for each other and their love and trust in God.”

Even before the fire strikes, the older Landers’ children, Jay and his sister Katy, are introduced to readers as hard working, responsible teens who love their family and enjoy the unique life of herding cattle, riding horses and working in the barn. Readers gain a true understanding of ranch life and how different it is from the typical teen life of walking the mall and hanging out at the local burger joint.

“Lisa has created a wholesome, entertaining story that will capture readers of all ages,” said Lisa Umina, founder and President of Halo Publishing International. “The Landers family is a wonderful example of how family life can be if we live as God wants us to; understanding that relationships are far more important than materials things.”

Racing the Flame” is beautifully illustrated on the cover and throughout the book by Katie Busch. Katie has a passion for art, especially pencil and clay, but all media are fun for her. She lives in northeastern Montana with her husband and their dog, chickens, and emus. This is her first book to illustrate, however Lisa Phipps and Katie are continuing to collaborate on a series of picture books that will be coming out soon.

“Racing the Flame” is available from Halo Publishing as well as Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Get your copy in paperback for $11.95 or as a e-book for $3.99.

About Lisa Phipps:
Lisa Phipps grew up in west-central Minnesota. She earned her degree in elementary education at the University of Minnesota, Morris and moved to Montana to begin her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse. She is a runner, a writer, and a Sunday school teacher, but her favorite thing to do is ride horses with her husband and their three children on their Montana cattle ranch.

About Halo Publishing International:
Halo Publishing International is a self-publishing company that publishes adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s literature, self-help, spiritual, and faith-based books. We continually strive to help authors reach their publishing goals and provide many different services that help them do so. www.HaloPublishing.com

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 877-705-9647
contact@halopublishing.com
http://www.halopublishing.com

“I Love Being Me” a Wonderful Lesson in Acceptance

“I Love Being Me” is a joyful, positive book that will encourage readers to celebrate humanity in all its colors.

Portland, OR (USA), November 20th, 2016 — When you look in the mirror, do you like what you see? Liberty Belle does. A rather precocious child, Libby, as she is called, has a joy for life and a level of self-confidence that is contagious. Just ask her friends, a diverse collection of little girls, each with their own unique value, that have come together to have fun and enjoy life. “I Love Being Me” is a joyful, positive book that will encourage readers to celebrate humanity in all its colors.

“Throughout my life, I have had the opportunity to travel and live in a variety of countries around the globe,” said author April Allen. “I have seen first-hand the benefits of diversity. When one has been exposed to a diversity of people they tend to be more well-rounded, better communicators and in turn better leaders. When I became a mother I knew that I wanted to raise my daughters to accept and celebrate the differences that we all have. From this desire was born Liberty Belle, a fun and colorful character who happily points out her friend’s unique differences, while emphatically declaring she loves everything about herself.”

Each of the friends that Libby meets in the book “I Love Being Me” are actually a composite of some of the wonderful people that have been in April’s life from elementary school through law school and beyond. She wanted to honor the friends that have been an inspiration in her real life.

“My hope is that as parents are reading the story of Libby and her friends to their children that it will spark some interesting conversation,” said Allen. “I wanted to create a story that allows children and parents to have important discussions in a healthy, fun and loving way. God created us all and loves us all, no matter our background, color, or ability and hopefully “I Love Being Me” will help foster that inclusive behavior in our readers.

“This is such a special book,” said Lisa Umina, founder and president of Halo Publishing International. “Liberty Belle is a great voice for the next generation as she embraces different ethnicities and races while celebrating who she is and her own uniqueness.”

“I Love Being Me” is available from:
* Halo Publishing
* Amazon
* Barnes and Noble

Get your copy in paperback for $10.95 or as a e-book for $6.95.

About April Allen:
April Allen lives outside Portland, Oregon with her wonderful husband and two young daughters. April loves to learn, travel and to try new adventures! She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Washington. She also holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. April has traveled the world extensively and lived in several countries such as, Guatemala, England, Japan, and Spain. Some of her adventures include, climbing Mt. Fuji in Japan and Acatenango in Guatemala, and trekking the Great Wall of China. April consults and educates institutions on matters of diversity and inclusion.

About Halo Publishing International:
Halo Publishing International is a self-publishing company that publishes adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s literature, self-help, spiritual, and faith-based books. We continually strive to help authors reach their publishing goals and provide many different services that help them do so. www.HaloPublishing.com

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 877-705-9647
contact@halopublishing.com
http://www.halopublishing.com

KHAYAL: A Musical Repertoire by Santhosh Hedge

TITAN Presents a Reprise of Bollywood’s Golden Classics.

Bangalore, India, October 21st, 2016 — TITAN Presents a Reprise of Bollywood’s Golden Classics.

Date: 22nd October ’16, Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bengaluru

Santhosh Kumar Hedge, a man whose seasoned voice serves as a memoir to Bollywood’s music, is a self-taught musician who has successfully completed 50 years in the music industry. To mark this momentous occasion, he will be performing at ‘The Golden Jubilee Show’ at Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bengaluru, organized by Titan.

KHAYAL, as the word symbolizes, will be a token reminiscent of Bollywood’s yesteryear’s music. This escapade will also witness some of the finest musical talents; one of which is Mithila Hegde, his daughter who has been sharing the stage with her father since the age of 9. Joining them will be Ahmed Ali, a renowned Hindustani/Sufi artiste from Kolkata; and Shruti Bhide, a popular singer/theatre performer based in Bangalore will heighten the fervour of this performance with their soul-stirring music. The band will also comprise of a 15-member reputed orchestra from Kerala, who have played for the likes of Yesudas, S. Janaki, and Unnikrishnan, to name a few.

With 10,000 performances to his credit, Santhosh Hegde is known for the ease with which he transitions through various genres of music. His tryst with music goes back a long way back to 1966, when a group of local musicians and him organized a stage show called “Young Talents’ Night” at the Don Bosco Hall in Mangalore, and it’s been 50 years since. A film buff in his teenage years, he eagerly awaited the release of Hindi films. When the numerous songs served as a source of respite for the rest of the audience, he would be the only one to stay back to listen and memorize the lyrics to each of the tracks. Inspired by All India Radio and Bollywood Classics, he embarked upon his musical journey. The joy that Santhosh derives from connecting with people through music, gives him immense gratification.

Tickets for the show will be available at the venue, Chowdiah Memorial Hall, for a price of Rs 1000, Rs 500 & Rs 300.

For further queries, call on +91 90 0778 0333.

Contact Details:
Mithila Hegde
+91 90077 80333
mithila.hegde@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/959979447441946/

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Humboldt Legends First Cannabis Company to Participate with Sale in County of Humboldt’s Pilot Program to ‘Track and Trace’ Origins of Cannabis Grown in County

With the state of California on the verge of approving the recreational use of marijuana in November, at least one company is ahead of the curve when it comes to transparency

Humboldt County, CA, August 24, 2016 — With the state of California on the verge of approving the recreational use of marijuana in November, at least one company is ahead of the curve when it comes to transparency, consumer confidence and environmental responsibility.

Humboldt Legends brings together a group of heritage cannabis farmers with some of the highest environmental standards in the industry. One of its farmers participated in the first transaction in the pilot program for the County of Humboldt to track the movement of marijuana through each step of the supply chain, from grower to distributor to consumer. The purchaser was KIVA Confections, a medical cannabis company that focuses on gourmet chocolate confections.

Called “track and trace,” the county utilizes the services of Switzerland-based security company SICPA Security LLC, which can track the origins of every batch of marijuana sold in the county using QR code stamps, much like they currently do for cigarettes.

After a cultivator harvests and packages their cannabis crop, they put the traceable, counterfeit-resistant stamp on the product. The QR code, which can be scanned by a smart phone, includes information about the product, including the name of the strain (“Steelhead Sativa,” for example), the date it was harvested, who grew it (name of cultivator and farm), strain type, and THC and CBD (primary ingredients in marijuana) yields.

This allows not only the government to track the origins of the product, but also distributors and especially consumers to do the same, so they know exactly what they’re buying is from Humboldt County, that it is legal, who it was grown by and the strength of the strain of cannabis.

“It’s an incredibly exciting moment, for me personally and from an industry standpoint,” said one of Humboldt Legends’ farmers and co-founder, Scott Davies, who has been a grower for 20 years. “Humboldt County is the first county in the state to adopt this under the MMRSA (Medical Marijuana Safety and Regulations Act) guidelines. It’s been a long time coming, but this way we are able to tell our story, begin to add taxes to local and state coffers and get rid of the kinds of products that are bad for the environment. I’ve worked all my life for this moment.”

Humboldt Legends, A California Benefit Corporation, was founded in 2015 by Davies, owner of Winterbourne Farms, together with other Humboldt County farmers, industry professionals, and community leaders. Its mission statement is simple yet profound: “Give the plant back to the people, grow for good, and use business to inspire environmental responsibility.”

Davies said the mission of Humboldt Legends is to apply the same level of confidence and concern consumers have for “the lettuce they purchase” to cannabis.

“If consumers care about the wine they buy and the food they eat, they should also care about the cannabis they use, it’s the most logical thing in the world,” said Davies, who likened cannabis track and trace to how wine and cigarettes are also labeled and tracked. “Track and trace increases consumer confidence, absolutely.”

Humboldt County’s “Humboldt Cannabis Pilot Program,” the first of its kind in the state, started Aug. 1 and concludes in November. The county’s pilot program will be fully compliant with the so-called Adult Use Act — California Marijuana Legalization Initiative, Proposition 64 — should it pass in November.

“A local track and trace program is critical to demonstrate that the county’s medical cannabis regulatory program incorporates enforcement principles important to local and federal law enforcement, including preventing distribution of cannabis to minors, preventing the diversion of cannabis to other states, preventing cannabis revenue from supporting criminal enterprises and preventing the growing of cannabis on public lands,” said Humboldt County Agricultural Commissioner Jeff Dolf.

For Davies, this collaborative effort between Humboldt County, SICPA (which worked with the county on a pro-bono basis to develop the program), and the cannabis industry, which includes cultivators, distributors and dispensaries, is truly historic.

“There’s a huge emotional impact in Humboldt County and we celebrate this partnership with local government in this endeavor,” he said. “Overall, it’s a win-win for everybody.”

Davies added that the program also helps to retain the branding and reputation of Humboldt County as producing some of the best, if not the best, cannabis in the country. What Napa County is to wine, Humboldt County is to cannabis, he said.

About Humboldt Legends
Humboldt Legends, A California Benefit Corporation, was founded in 2015 by a group of heritage cannabis farmers who have decades of experience growing marijuana by innovative and sustainable methods, together with other Humboldt County industry professionals and community leaders. Humboldt Legend’s farmers respect the land as well as your health, so they don’t use any non-organic chemicals or watershed-damaging methods in their 100% sun-powered fields. Humboldt County’s unique terroir serves as a foundation for Humboldt Legends farmers to grow and produce the highest quality cannabis. Humboldt Legends will be launching with the 2016 Fall Harvest.

About SICPA
Switzerland-based SICPA Product Security, LLC, performs track and trace services in about 160 countries, tracks 109 forms of currency, tracks over 77 billion products per year including soda, beer and tobacco and has contracted with the California Board of Equalization since 2005 to track all cigarette sales in the state.

About KIVA Confections
KIVA Confections provides consistently potent, great-tasting, gourmet chocolate confections that set a whole new standard for edible medical cannabis. Founded in 2010 by Scott Palmer and Kristi Knoblich, KIVA Confections™ is a California-based not-for-profit collective. KIVA makes high quality medical edibles for patients, crafted from all natural ingredients and skillfully combined with cannabis. Each batch is lab-tested to ensure consistent THC potency. The company currently offers more than a dozen varieties of chocolate edibles and is one of the most recognized medical cannabis companies in California.

Resources:
humboldtlegends.com
humboldtgov.org/TrackAndTrace
humboldtorigin.org
kivaconfections.com

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.humboldtlegends.com

Water/Seascapes Competition Winners!

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“A dripping June sets all in tune” -German Proverb.

And what a fitting saying for the Water / Seascapes Competition which has closed and the winners announced. For the month of June, Contemporary Art Gallery Online received entries for: paintings, photography and digital art, as well as mixed media & three dimensional categories; as part of the Water/Seascapes Art competition. The “Water/Seascapes” winners were announced July 20, 2016.

In the Paintings category:
Best in Show went to, Laura Kurcharyson for “Light of Heaven”
Judges Choice went to, Mansung Kang for “Boating on Arno”
Gallery Choice went to, John Jaster for “Beach Shadows”
First Place went to, Greg Navratil for “Directions”
Second Place went to, Cotyne for “Shared Pleasure”
Third Place went to, David Swope for “Coast to Coast”
Fourth Place went to, Jeff Linsenbard for “All Alone”
The Fifth Place was a tie whereby two artists were selected: Joy Hanser for “Many Mansions” and Tricia Hoye for, “Days End”.
Honorable Recognition went to, Anju Dube for, “Water, Life, Power and Beauty”

In the Photography and Digital Art category:
Best in Show went to, Joe Calleri for “Lorne Pier Detail”
Judges Choice went to, Laura Zazanis for “Melon”
Gallery Choice went to, Nicholas Teetelli for “Shadows”
First Place went to, Darrin McGraw for “Rialto Bridge”
Second Place went to, Vicki Provost for “Daufuskie Island 2”
Third Place went to, Joan Miller for “Lake Crescent”
Fourth Place went to, Carl Gethmann for “Yacht Club”
The Fifth Place went to, Jacqueline Young for “The Fragmented Walnut”
Honorable Recognition went to, Jeremy Bach for “Emerald”

In the Mixed Media and Three Dimensional category:
Best in Show went to, Marsha Karagheusian for “Endless Summer”
First Place went to, Sean Sullivan for “Lighthouse Fisherman”
Second Place went to, Bob Craig for “Reef Scape”

Contemporary Art Gallery Online hosts artists of varying life and artistic experiences.

Visit Contemporary Art Gallery Online’s Gallery Exhibition to celebrate your love for art and to drink in the visual display. Also, tune into sound bites of in-depth artists interviews from the “Artists Speaks” series. To view this magnificent exhibition, please visit http://www.cagonline.gallery/June-Water-Seascapes

Contemporary Art Gallery is Always Showcasing Tomorrow’s Art Giants, Today!

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All Botanicals Art Competition Winners!

For the month of May, Contemporary Art Gallery Online received entries for: paintings, photography and digital art, as well as mixed media & three dimensional categories; as part of the ALL Botanical Art competition.  As Sonny Rollins once said “It’s all about creation and surprise.  It just needs to be appreciated and watered like flowers. …”  Life is captured in the creation of art.  Like flowers, art requires nurturing.  The Artists this month presented their creations and indeed surprised the viewers with striking, colorful images, celebrating everything botanical.  The “ALL Botanical” exhibition opened June 1, 2016 and the winners were announced June 17, 2016.

In the paintings category:

Deborah Bigeleisen received Best in Show for “Energy 4”; Judges Choice was awarded to, Julie Howard for “Gerbergarious”; and Aimee Nesbitt received the Gallery Choice recognition for “Aloe”. The following artists and their works placed respectively:  Sweety Saradha Pandiarajan for, “Bloom”; Leisa Luis-Grill for, “Hidden Oasis”; Janis Grau for, “Supreme Sultan Iris”; Jude Tolar for, “Backlit Daffodils”; while Jenay Elder and Sim Sia Fern tied for both “Orchids and Fruit” and “Pink Lotus”.

In the photography and digital art category:

Sean Coffman received Best in Show for “Gerbera Desconstructed 10” while Joan Miller received Judges Choice and Jacqueline Young was named Gallery Choice. The following artists also demonstrated the most quality in the consistency of their work:  Joan Miller, Jacqueline Young, Jessica Manelis, Bridget Wiss, Aisha Tomlin, Tisha Clinkenbeard, Karen Sirnick and Vivian Bond.

In the mixed media and three dimensional category:

Darnell Evans received Best in Show for “I Eu, Stephanie Neville, Anthony Dallman-Jones and Bob Craig were all recognized for their whimsical, creative and non-traditional depictions of flowers.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online hosts artists of varying life and artistic experiences.

Visit Contemporary Art Gallery Online’s Gallery Exhibition to celebrate your love for art and to drink in the visual display. Also, tune into sound bites of in-depth artists interviews from the “Artists Speaks” series. To view this exhibition, please visit http://www.cagonline.gallery/May-Botanical

Contemporary Art Gallery is Always Showcasing Tomorrow’s Art Giants, Today!

http://www.contemporaryartgalleryonline.com

Pop Singer-Songwriter Jonathan Cavier to release Second Single, “Pearl,” from Debut Album Premier on June 17

Music video for “Pearl” to be released on June 13

Los Angeles, CA, June 07, 2016 – Pop singer-songwriter Jonathan Cavier is gearing up for the release of his second solo single “Pearl” on June 17th, 2016. This single will be released along with Cavier’s debut solo album, Premier, which will also be out on June 17th, 2016. On Premier, Cavier blends influences from Duran Duran to David Bowie and Goo Goo Dolls into a sound all on his own.

“Pearl” follows Cavier’s well-received debut single “January.” With his signature mix of atmospheric keyboards and bright acoustic guitars, “Pearl” brings to mind easygoing and carefree summer days spent with someone you love. Filmed in Malibu this spring, the music video for “Pearl” features Cavier and will be released on June 13 in advance of the release date for Premier. Brad Wong, the “Pearl” video’s director and editor is an award-winning music video and short ?lm director who has screened short ?lms at the 66th and 67th Cannes International Film Festivals. Brad also won The Elfenworks Social Justice Category at CMF Hollywood in 2013. Cooper James, director of photography for “Pearl”, is an EMMY award-winning cinematographer and producer.

Cavier’s hook filled pop and folk catches your ear and his easy going delivery makes it all the more appealing for the story he is telling. – Rate the Tracks

The twelve songs on Premier merge Cavier’s varied pop and rock influences from the 80s, 90s and today, resulting in a fresh take on pop music. Extracting elements from a wide range of sounds and unique instruments, Cavier hopes to “transport listeners to colorful three-minute worlds,” through his careful composition and thoughtful lyrics.

About Jonathan Cavier:
Originally from Northern California, Cavier (pronounced “cav-AIR”) has been based in Phoenix, AZ for several years and up until recently was performing as Alan Clark in atmospheric pop duo EyeTalk. Over the course of ten years and five albums, this venture saw Cavier’s music reach audiences as far-flung as Italy, the UK, and Australia. After five albums and hundreds of shows played throughout the US, Jonathan Cavier has reimagined himself and has formed a new musical identity on his debut solo album Premier. In addition to his musical endeavors, Cavier is a semi-professional tennis player and a member of the USTA and IFT. Cavier says that practicing and playing in tournaments is like “the fountain of youth.”

Follow Jonathan:
Website: http://caviermusic.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jonathan-Cavier-1740450396233457/?fref=nf
Twitter: http://twitter.com/jcaviermusic

For more information, to request an interview, or for a review copy of “Pearl” or ‘Premier’ contact: Chip Schutzman, Miles High Productions, chip@mileshighproductions.com, 323-871-4821.

Contact:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
PO Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323-806-0400
chip@mileshighproductions.com
http://caviermusic.com

Emerging Pop Singer Ashley J Releases New Single “Dare Ya” With Accompanying Music Video, Out Now!

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Los Angeles, CA, May 13, 2016 – Hailing from Orlando, Florida, Ashley J burst onto the scene last year with a Billboard Dance Club Top 10 hit remix from prominent producer Ralphi Rosario for single “Cali.” The “Cali” remix was one of the fastest moving songs on the chart and was the #1 Breakout on Billboard the first week of its release.

Ashley J returns with a personal ode, showcasing her songwriting chops with “Dare Ya:”

“Dare Ya” is such a special song for me. I wrote the song based off of a compilation of text messages and letters that really hit home for me and motivated me to be the person that I am and want to be.”

A song about taking chances and being free with love, pushing yourself past your limits and out of your comfort zone, Ashley J emphasizes to her fans that she’s here and excited to relate to them and touch them emotionally on every level.

Influenced by Christina Aguilera along with country heroes, Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton, Ashley J plans to release a slew of singles this year. She has toured worldwide from London, New York, Madrid, and Montreal.

Watch “Dare Ya” Music Video

Follow Ashley J:
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

For Press Inquiries and interview requests: Chip Schutzman, Miles High Productions, Chip@mileshighproductions.com, 323-806-0400.

Contact:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323 806-0400

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Orange Juice in Bishop’s Garden Selected a Winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards

The Telly Awards has named 20/20 Productions as a Bronze winner for Online Video as well as creator Otessa Ghadar for Directing in the 37th Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled “Orange Juice in Bishop’s Garden”.

Washington, DC, May 05, 2016 – The Telly Awards has named 20/20 Productions as a Bronze winner for Online Video as well as creator Otessa Ghadar for Directing in the 37th Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled “Orange Juice in Bishop’s Garden”. With over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.

Orange Juice in Bishop’s Garden details the lives of a group of teenagers navigating high school and growing up in Washington, DC during the 1990’s. It’s all about teen magic – creating new and marvelous mischief with best friends, listening to mix-tapes, reading Sassy magazines, missing the last Metro, and getting stuck miles from payphones. Accompany the young heroine, Sarah, as she gets herself into idle summer misbehavior, love triangle betrayals, and friendship fallouts. Orange Juice in Bishop’s Garden is a story about what her life is like before school is truly over, when she knows it’s all going to change for good. It’s about friends she’ll never forget, first mistakes, and childish dreams not yet polluted by reality. She and her friends will engage in typical teen idolatry of hot musicians and renegades. They’ll set each other up and tear each other down. They’ll crash house parties and realize that sometimes in life, ther e are no ‘do-overs.’ They’ll steal cars, candies, and hearts – they’ll make you wish you were a teen again. All the teens will have their unique drama – whether with failed exemplary parents, clumsy self-discovery, or glorious heartbreak – and they will cling to their friendships to get through it all. They’ll find relief through raves, secrecy, and rebellion. Careless and carefree, they are timeless teenage renegades, searching for meaning and identity.

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

For its 37th season, The Telly Awards will once again give the public the power to view and rate videos submitted as part of the People’s Telly Awards. In addition to recognition from the Silver Telly Council, the judging panel that selects the Telly Awards winners, the Internet community helps decide the People’s Telly Awards winners.

A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents. The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work – entries do not compete against each other – rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit. Less than 10% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Silver Telly, our highest honor. Approximately 25% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Bronze Telly.

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. 20/20 Productions’ accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

When asked about this prestigious achievement, 20/20 Productions creator and director Otessa Ghadar says, “I’m delighted and honored to be recognized for my directing in the wild west of film… aka the web. It’s great to have one’s work recognized and in such good company and I look forward to the future and what’s next.”

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About 20/20 Productions:
Based in Washington, DC, we produce, write, shoot, edit, distribute, and market film and new media productions. 20/20 Productions is the force behind D.C. Webfest and Orange Juice in Bishop’s Garden, a popular indie web series that offers a fresh look at the lives of D.C. teens. Currently in postproduction for its seventh season, the series has viewership in 146 countries.

Please contact Christina Hammond of 20/20 Productions for inquiries:call 202-588-2891.

Contact:
Christina Hammond
20/20 Productions
2020 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
202-588-2891
smicommunications@earthlink.net
http://www.twentytwentyproductions.com