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Dark Fantasy Novel Malagon Rising Hits Bookshelves This October

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Contact: Robert Hunter – bobby@leucrotapress.com

Dark Fantasy Novel Malagon Rising Hits Bookshelves This October

Southern California-based publisher Luecrota Press announced today that upcoming dark fantasy novel, Malagon Rising by G. Winston Hyatt, will hit bookstore shelves on October 20, 2010.

Malagon Rising tells the story of the Solaran Empire as it rots from within. Imperial Prince Prince Corvun survives an assassination attempt by invoking the spirit of Malagon, an ancient dragon-god. Malagon’s corrupted magic saves Corvun’s life but costs him his throne. Now an outlaw reviled by the empire he was born to rule, he alone dares to battle an expanding theocracy led by the vicious Veiled Hierophant. Will a fallen prince’s wrath become mankind’s salvation or foreshadow its ultimate doom?

G. Winston Hyatt, a former staff writer for a production company, currently writes and teaches in Chicago. His fiction has appeared in Night Terrors: A Horror Anthology, Necrotic Tissue, Thuglit.com, and many other publications. This is his first novel.

According to Medieval Bestiaries, the Leucrota is the swiftest of wild animals. It is a composite animal with the head of a badger, the chest and front legs of a lion, the hindquarters and cloven hooves of a stag, and a mouth that stretches from ear to ear lined with a single row of bone.

So why a Leucrota? Well, because it’s different, just like them. They’re proud of their uniqueness, running ahead of the pack by testing limits and working with authors on a personal level that seems to be missing lately in the publishing industry. While they are a smaller house in size, they are by no means lacking in any division with dedicated marketing and sales staff, as well as experienced editors and graphic designers ready to work day or night to make the chosen books the success stories they all deserve to be.

Visit http://www.leucrotapress.com for more information.

Horror Film “The Kult” Begins Principal Photography in Southern California

Horror Film “The Kult” Begins Principal Photography in Southern California

San Diego-based Gharial Productions announces that upcoming horror film The Kult began principal photography on September 27, 2010 in San Diego and Riverside Counties under the direction of Kip Shelton.

The screenplay is based on the best selling thriller by UK author Shaun Jeffrey, and it weaves a terrifying story of a hunt for a serial killer. Acting out of misguided loyalty to his friends, Detective Prosper Snow is goaded into helping them perform a copycat killing. But when the real killer comes after him, it’s not only his life on the line, but his family’s too. If he goes to his colleagues for help, he risks being arrested for murder. If he doesn’t, he risks being killed.

The screenplay went into negotiations in the middle of November 2009 between Gharial Productions and Leucrota Press, and emerged with a solid contract offer and acceptance in early December.

The film stars Joe Soro, an unknown to the Hollywood movie scene, as Detective Prosper Snow. His casting carries on Gharial’s history of casting fresh faces. The entire film will be shot on location in San Diego and Riverside Counties, including the cities of San Diego, Poway, Temecula, and Lake Elsinore.

With two weeks of shooting already under the cast and crews’ belts, the level of excitement on set is palpable. As an added bonus, Shaun Jeffrey flew out to the US on October 5th to visit the set. He and the cast attended a book signing at the Barnes & Noble store in Oceanside, CA on the 6th.

The movie website and Facebook page are updated almost daily with new content. Find out more information at: http://www.thekultmovie.com or follow us at http://www.twitter.com/thekultmovie

Contact: Robert Hunter – bobby@gharialproductions.com

Baby with Limb Deficiency Inspires Unique Book That Offers Hope to Families

Imagine…Amazing Me, a book featuring simple, yet inspiring photos of children engaged in a variety of activities despite having limb and extremity differences.

Valley View, OH, October 08, 2010 — Amazed by the capabilities of her physically disabled daughter, author Libbi Chilia created Imagine…Amazing Me, a book featuring simple, yet inspiring photos of children engaged in a variety of activities despite having limb and extremity differences. This book disbands any misconceptions about people with disabilities. “I feel my book reaches out to all people and teaches about physical diversities,” Chilia said.

Her daughter, Sami, now 6 years old, was born with proximal femoral focal deficiency, a rare, non-hereditary birth defect that affects the pelvis, particularly the hip bone and the proximal femur. Chilia said she looked for books featuring children with similar disabilities to read to her little girl. When she found absolutely nothing on store or library book shelves, she decided to create one herself and began gathering photos of children from across the United States and Canada through online support groups she joined after her daughter was born.

Meanwhile, Sami was starting to walk and get into everything and Chilia was inspired by what the toddler was able to do. The loving mom said she wanted Sami to see children like herself and for other people to see just how amazing children with limb differences are. “I thought to myself, this can be very powerful. So I prayed about it and I wrote it. Well, actually, God wrote it. It was not my plan to be an author. I was going to be a little teacher….. a little mom.”

Since publishing her book, the middle school special education teacher has received emotional responses from both parents and children inspired by her book. Recently, she received a letter from a mom who came across the book while still pregnant. Devastated by the news her baby was to be born with a limb difference, the expectant mother said Chilia’s book gave her light in one of her darkest hours and provided her with hope and inspiration.

“It is these letters that show me how much this book was needed,” Chilia said. “I even received a letter from a mom who visited one of the websites listed in my book which led to her daughter being diagnosed. These letters come from people who, while I don’t know how they were led to my book, I am so thankful that they were because they show me the reason I wrote the book continues to be carried on. It is truly a blessing.”

Chilia grew up in Parma Heights, Ohio where she now lives with her husband of 17 years, Tony, and three children, Nick, 11, Nate, 7, and Sami. She previously taught seventh grade math and recently earned her masters degree at Cleveland State University. The author has made school appearances with her book and has been featured on television and in the local newspaper. Copies of Imagine…Amazing Me ( http://www.imagineamazingme.com ) were purchased by the Cleveland Clinic, Mary Freebed Center for Limb Differences in Grand Rapids, Mich., and Shriners Hospital in Erie, Pa. to give to families of children with limb differences. The Cuyahoga County Regional Library system also purchased copies to feature at various branches throughout the Greater Cleveland area.

To order Imagine…Amazing Me, http://www.imagineamazingme.com

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
5549 Canal Road
Valley View, OH 44125
216-255-6756
lisaumina@halopublishing.com
http://www.imagineamazingme.com
http://www.halopublishing.com

Educational Games.

Whehey Publishing Finds a Market in Educational Games.

The Museum Tour catalog is full of the latest educational games. One of the latest to be included is the award winning “Pencil Play Pals Pencil Games,” activity book that’s published by Whehey Publishing under its Pencil Play Pals brand.

The latest Museum Tour catalog is now making its way to mailboxes along with its online version at museumtour.com. This year sees the arrival of the award winning activity book “Pencil Play Pals Pencil Games.” A unique activity, and arts and crafts book published by Whehey Publishing. You’ll find it in the Educational Books and Software section.

In this book children discover that making a game is as much fun as playing it. All they need are some pencils and some odds and ends from around the house. Kid friendly instructions on how to make and play the games are presented by the Pencil Play Pals animal characters. However, there are several pages of ready-made game pieces to get the fun off to a quick start.

Whehey Publishing’s owner—Simon Chandler—said “What better way for children to learn than when they think they’re simply having fun? And in this economy parents will be happy for their children to learn that fun games don’t have to be expensive games. They can be made from recycling simple household items and a few pencils.”

You can also see more information about this book and others in the series at pencilplaypals.com

A winner with parents.

Pencil Play Pals Children’s books (Published by Whehey Publishing) are still a big hit with children and their parents.

The National Parenting Center identifies the finest products and services being marketed to the parent/child audience. Through consumer oriented testing it solicits evaluations from parents and their children. The products with the best results are awarded The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval.

A Seal of Approval was awarded for both “The Pristine Pig,” and “Pencil Play Pals Pencil Games.” These are just two of the titles (Published by Whehey Publishing) in the Pencil Play Pals children’s books award winning series. You can read a product review on both books by visiting The National Parenting Center’s website. “Pencil Play Pals Pencil Games” was awarded in the Kits and Crafts category and “The Pristine Pig” was awarded its Seal of Approval in the children’s books category.

If you’d like to purchase either of these titles and judge for yourself just visit the Pencil Play Pals website at pencilplaypals.com.

Eric Johnson to lead design firm

(Savannah)  Gus Bell, III, Chairman of Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung (HGBD), announced today that Eric Johnson has returned to the firm as President of HGBD International, Inc. Johnson is an architect, the former Senate President Pro Tem and a recent Republican candidate for Governor of Georgia.

Gus Bell stated, “Eric Johnson is second to none when it comes to integrity, and strong work ethic.”

Johnson returns to HGBD after four years working in real estate development for North Point Industrial. While there, he oversaw the design and construction of the Research & Development campus for Gulfstream Aerospace. Prior to that, Johnson worked for HGBD International for 19 years, rising to Vice President and successfully expanding the firm into north Georgia by establishing the Gainesville office. He has a Masters in Architecture from Tulane University and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

HGBD International, Inc. is one of eight specialized companies within the Bell Companies.  The firm employs over 220 employees located throughout Savannah and Gainesville, Georgia; Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Hamilton, Bermuda.  Over the past fifteen years, the firm has gained international recognition as one of Engineering News Record’s Top 500 Design Firms.  HGBD offers extensive in-house multi-discipline design services.  From their origin as a civil engineering firm, HGBD has continued to expand their capabilities to meet the changing needs of their clients.  The firm offers a complete range of civil, water, wastewater, transportation, environmental, geotechnical, and structural engineering as well as architecture, interior design, surveying and support services.  HGBD has completed a wide array of projects in 35 states and 16 countries.

“I am excited about the opportunity to use my 30 years of professional experience and statewide network to expand this firm’s footprint and services,” said Senator Johnson. “As this region recovers from the recession, HGBD is positioned to offer the critical services needed to build infrastructure and create jobs.”

Melissa Phillips
Director of Marketing & Business Development
Phone: 912.354.4626
Mobile: 912.667.5185
FAX: 912.354.6754
E-Mail: mphillips@hgbd.com
Web: www.hgbd.com
FTP: files.hgbd.com
Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung
Post Office Box 14247 • Savannah, GA • 31416

Yamgo Unveils Mobile Disco With The Worldwide Launch Of Clubbing TV

Clubbing TV, the world’s first 24/7 music channel dedicated to electronic music, DJ & club culture, has launched its live TV channel on Yamgo, the world’s leading mobile TV network.

Clubbing TV, based in Paris but recognised the world over, is the latest channel to launch on the mobile content delivery network and will provide an exclusive showcase for dance music content, from global artists and labels, across mobile phones worldwide.

The channel, available on mobile for the first time, will feature a combination of the hottest new music videos and some of dance music’s most popular classics featuring the biggest artists, DJs and producers.

Viewers will be able to enjoy regular club reports from the hottest clubs and dance floors worldwide, including dance hotspots like New York, Miami, London, Tokyo and Ibiza, and exclusive interviews with the best international DJs anytime, anyplace and anywhere.

The new channel will deliver the best of club culture to almost all mobile phones, including iPhone, iPad, Android, Nokia and Blackberry, and will feature a schedule comprising of exclusive video shows from some of dance music’s biggest events. Mobile users will have access to footage from world renowned electro festivals including Juicy Beach Miami, Amsterdam Dance Event, Barcelona Summer Week and Hikkaduwa Beach Festival.

“We are delighted to start this new adventure with Yamgo. Making Clubbing TV available free of charge on all mobiles to our fans has always been part of our strategy of spreading electronic music worldwide  and we are very happy to team up with Yamgo and provide the best viewer experience on mobiles” added Clubbing TV Content Manager Nikolay Nachev.

Yamgo Launches Clubbing TV Globally On Mobile Phones

The partnership between Yamgo and Clubbing TV, the dance music experts, will offer viewers great shows that are not available anywhere else on mobile; including “Star DJs” featuring Carl Cox, Roger Sanchez, Armin van Buuren, Benny Benassi and Paul Oakenfold, “Defected Clubland Adventures” featuring Axwell, Bob Sinclar and Groove Armada and the very best action from the Balearics in “Ibiza Fun Times”.

“The global dance music market is made up primarily of fans who like to travel, discover new music, new trends and new experiences. This passion for dance music, fashion and lifestyle combined with the popularity of new technology and social networking amongst dance enthusiasts makes mobile TV an ideal platform for the distribution of Clubbing TV” stated Mr Vignol Co-Founder and Partner of Clubbing TV. “Yamgo’s extensive reach across the world and expertise with mobile content delivery will play a key role in our goal to maximize the availability of electronic music programming and expand our audience demographic globally.”

Ian Mullins, CEO and Founder of Yamgo stated “As the  premier broadcaster dedicated to dance music, DJs and club culture Clubbing TV can take full advantage of the Yamgo mobile TV network to deliver audiences the most comprehensive catalogue of music entertainment available on mobile devices.  It’s great to have them on the network and allow consumers anywhere and at anytime to watch high quality dance music video.”

Clubbing TV, the home of electronic music, DJs and club culture, will be available on mobile devices worldwide with Yamgo at http://www.yamgo.mobi/clubbing-tv

CONTACTS:

Ian Mullins                              Gareth Mugford                                  Nikolay Nachev

CEO and Founder                    Head of Marketing                             Content Manager

+44 (0)1792 614691               +44 (0)1792 614691                           +33 1 80 84 54 84

ian@yamgo.com gareth.mugford@yamgo.com info@clubbingtv.com

content@clubbingtv.com

Notes to Editors

About Yamgo Ltd

Yamgo is a mobile TV network that delivers live TV and video clips to mobile phones worldwide. Consumers use Yamgo to watch free TV on almost any mobile device and share the experience with friends. Media companies, broadcasters and service providers worldwide use Yamgo’s unique and end-to-end mobile TV solution to ingest, host, manage, optimise, deliver and monetise live TV and video on mobile devices.

Yamgo’s technology platform has been designed to maximise the compatibility across networks and phones. It does this by dynamically adapting video streams to address the different needs of more than 1,000 mobile devices and networks from 2.5G to Wi-Fi. Yamgo delivers the experiences of live television, primetime programming and video-on-demand services on all major device platforms including Java, Android, iPhone, iPad, Symbian and more.

Yamgo was founded in 2005 by Ian Mullins, an expert in mobile TV technology and publishing.  Ian led the team from producing made-for-mobile video clips to the development of a carrier grade mobile TV platform specialising in the delivery of real-time linear TV and catch up TV programming. His vision is to deliver free live TV and video to mobile phones around the globe and empower consumers with access to their favourite TV shows anytime anywhere. Yamgo has offices in Swansea and Oxford and a team of experts from the Mobile, IT and TV industries.

For more information about Yamgo’s managed end-to-end services and hosted content delivery technology and solutions, please visit: www.yamgo.com

About Clubbing TV

Clubbing TV is the 1st international 24/7 TV channel exclusively dedicated to electronic music, DJs and Club culture.

Clubbing TV is available worldwide with free access on BIS TV on line network & www.clubbingtv.com and in various IPTV/Triple Play or DVB-T offers in France, Belgium, Africa, Portugal, Poland, Austria…etc

Our aim is to offer a complete and global vision on the international Clubbing scene right through our different programs, each one showing a different face of this attractive and entertaining world.  And of course, Clubbing TV is offering a great selection of original electro-dance music videos rocking the styles from Dance & House Music to deep Techno Minimal, Trance, Chill Out and more.

Watch, Participate, Get In Touch, Celebrate, Dance… This is Clubbing TV

For more information about Clubbing TV, please visit: www.clubbingtv.com

Clubbing TV S.A.S 34, Avenue Des Champs Elysées, 75008 PARIS – France

A new single, “Lights Out”, will be released September 28, 2010 by recording artists Fallon and Felisha

A new single, “Lights Out”, will be released September 28, 2010 by recording artists Fallon and Felisha. “Lights Out” is a club-banging, fist-pumping tribute to being young and alive. It sets the party mood for anyone who wants to dance and embrace the moment. As Fallon describes it, “It’s one of my favorite songs to perform. I think our fans will appreciate the energy!”

Fallon and Felisha have had an impact on the music industry for many years. They started their careers alongside their sisters, Farrah and Neosha, in the popular R&B group, Cherish. Their debut album “Unappreciated”, received much critical acclaim. It was certified gold and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200, making them one of only a few R&B girl groups to hit the charts top five in almost a year. Their hit single, “Do It To It,” landed the number twelve spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 and was listed on many other Billboard charts including the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

The twins are currently building on the success and experience they had with the group Cherish and are now expanding their artistic genius toward a broader audience. In Felisha’s words,” I’ve always had a love and passion for pop music. Music, to me, is supposed to reflect who you really are, reaching across genres, and relating to individuals from all walks of life”.

Through their lyrics, they share insight into being young and dealing with relationships. They are inspired by an eclectic mix of artists, and drawing upon that inspiration they are ready to relate to a diverse group of people. In this new decade of a continuously changing music industry, Fallon and Felisha are ready to begin a new era.

The new single “Lights Out” will be available for downloads on iTunes, Amazon Mp3, Rhapsody, Napster, MySpace, eMusic and www.fallonandfelisha.com online store. The official website is also set to launch September 28, 2010.

Contact:
Artist Manager
Aris Golemi
Ph: 404-808-6546
P. O Box 191731
Atlanta, GA 31119

For press inquiries and further information, please contact:
Margaret Moseley
Acting Director, Communications
Ph: 404-514-4258
Fax: 404-634-6909
Margaret@xceltalent.com

New single So in Love on digital sale!

Singer, songwriter and composer Moh Dediouf is a world traveller. Born in Dakar in 1974, his influence is international. Through his music he has proven to be the personal manifesto of/for the Africa renewal.

From his early years in Dakar to his life in Europe, Moh Dediouf explored multiple influences (pop/rock, house music), that he blends with his African roots, thus creating a unique sound.

His debut, self-produced album, released in 2007, has already gained recognition: Moh is the first French artist to win the First Prize in the World Music Category at the International Songwriting Competition. His song Adouna was chosen among more than 15000 tracks and 100 countries.

Moh Dediouf is now working on his second album, Smile Way of Life, a humanistic project that gathers artists from the African continent but also North Africa, Switzerland, France…

And the winner is…

His talent was rewarded again this year, his track Africaaa being the only song from a French artist to be featured on the 2010 official World Cup Compilation Hello Afrika. The lyrics, which are both in Wolof and in English, convey the energy and the diversity of the African continent. Africaa has received full attention because it represents the richness of African music and symbolizes the African unity that so many artists want to promote.

I have a dream

A hopeless dream? Not so sure… A wind of renewal is blowing on Africa, putting African artists together, including Moh dediouf, all willing to reinvent the continent in their own way by promoting its cultural strengths. With his track So in Love, which is a hymn to universal love and a true call for brotherhood, the artist makes his mark for bringing peace to Africa.

Release of the single So in Love: 15th august 2010

For more info: www.moh-dediouf.com
La Clique production
Contact Details: Arnaud Amat
La clique production
CMCI, 2 rue Henri Barbusse13001, Marseille

Indamixx Portable Studio Debuts Indamixx Pro, a High Performance Line of Audio Computers and Music Laptops Built for the Professional Recording and Digital DJ Markets

Indamixx family of mobile DAW’s grows up. New Laptops includes faster processors, storage, memory and pre loaded Linux custom audio OS. Feature rich appliance is an ideal Music Computer and Audio Laptop for recording, broadcasting and music making.

Los Angeles, CA, August 31, 2010 — Trinity Audio Group Inc. announces the availability of it’s newest line of Music Computers, Indamixx Pro and Indamixx Pro SL. New Pro models maintain the Indamixx identity, small form factor mobile recording appliances, while adding performance hardware features ideal for professional audio recording. Pro models include additional music making applications, synthesizers, native plug-ins, and native virtual instruments (VST’s). Indamixx Pro models also include the debut of HDMIDJ’s. HDMIDJ’s utilizes the on board HDMI port as an all-in-one Digital DJ solution.

“Indamixx Pro is the most affordable and complete Music Laptop on the market today,” says Creative Director Ronald Stewart. “Anyone considering purchasing an Apple MacBook Pro for professional audio production should take a serious look at what Indamixx Pro offers. A similar Apple solution with Pro Tools, Logic with all the plug-ins and virtual instruments (VST’s) would cost more than three times as much as our most expensive solution,” says Stewart.

An Apples to Apples comparison is available here or at www.indamixx.com.

Music Laptops all the rage or just en vogue?
“Dr. Dre and HP’s Beats laptop is $400.00 more than our most expensive model and theirs doesn’t ship with any music production software or dedicated digital audio workstation. Public Enemy said it best, Don’t believe the hype,” says Stewart.

When technology meets innovation.
HDMIDJ’s (an Indamixx Pro exclusive) utilizes the HDMI port and a HDMI cable connected to an HDTV to replace the need for a 4 output sound card. “This is ideal for those ‘bedroom DJ’s’ just starting out and have a $9.00 HDMI cable laying around. Why go broke buying expensive and difficult to setup products, when Indamixx Pro solves those problems right out the box. With pre loaded Mixxx Digital DJ software, this setup behaves more like a gaming console and truly is an all-in-one solution,” says Stewart.

Indamixx Pro ships with 330 plug-ins, including 30 native plug-ins and effects, 312 synthesizers, full versions of energy XT, Renoise Super Tracker (a global exclusive), LinuxDSP Live and Native, VST Host, 2 Vocoders and much much more.

Indamixx features Intel CULV Dual Core and Core Duo processors, 800 FSB RAM and 7200 RPM hard drives.

Indamixx Pro $899.00 and Indamixx Pro SL $1199.00 are both available at Guitar Center and Musician’s Friend.

Website: indamixx.com

About Trinity Audio Group Inc.
Trinity Audio Group Inc. is a Washington state corporation specializing in the production and marketing of affordable, innovative field recorders and portable digital audio workstations.

About XT Software AS.
XT Software is a multimedia company delivering true community-based music software. Founded in 2006, the company puts the needs of the user in focus, rather that the needs of the software developers. The company is based in Norway and are selling products worldwide. Find us at http://www.energy-xt.com

The VST mark and logo is a trademark of Steinberg.

Press & Media Contact:
Ronald Stewart
Trinity Audio Group Inc
Los Angeles, CA 90034
310-733-9285
sales@trinityaudiogroup.com
ronaldjstewart@gmail.com
http://www.trinityaudiogroup.com