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Theme of 2019 Monterey County Fair, ‘High Tides and Carnival Rides,’ and official poster unveiled

The Monterey County Fair announced that the theme for the Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2019, fair will be “High Tides and Carnival Rides.”

Monterey, CA, November 18, 2018 — The Monterey County Fair announced that the theme for the Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2019, fair will be “High Tides and Carnival Rides.”

The fair also unveiled its official poster for this year’s event, featuring critters from the fair’s popular livestock displays and auctions, including a cow, horse, goat, rabbit, ewe, rooster and pig frolicking on the beach with a “woodie” station wagon and surfboards with the fair’s carnival rides in the background.

The poster was designed by artist Scott Westmoreland, who is well known for his surf, ocean, and woodie car-themed work. He also created official posters for the fair in 2009, with “Reel in the Fun,” in 2013 with “At the Heart of it All,” and in 2015, with “Farm Fresh Fun.”

Westmoreland began his career as an illustrator in the entertainment industry as an artist for major theatrical productions nationwide, including the Broadway stage. He has also worked with the Walt Disney Company and MCA Universal, later becoming a full-time staff artist at Disney. Westmoreland created numerous marketing, merchandising and collector edition pieces for Disney, as well as countless conceptual and developmental campaigns for Michael Eisner.

Westmoreland later rejoined the freelance world and is known as a “top 100” seller on Art.com. Westmoreland has been featured by television shows like Fox’s “Trading Spouses,” ABC Family’s “Knock First,” and in publications like “Decor” and “Total Art Licensing.”

“We are thrilled about the 2019 Monterey County Fair theme, it ties in a lot of our favorite things, including the beach, surfing, livestock and carnival rides,” says Kelly Violini, Monterey County Fair CEO. “We hope that everyone can come out and join us for next year’s fair.”

Westmoreland’s Monterey County Fair art will be featured through the course of the 2019 Fair as the Fairs’ graphic identity. His Monterey County Fair art will be seen as the 2019 poster and shown in all of the merchandise, including T-shirts, sweatshirts and souvenirs.

The Monterey County Fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 29-Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, in Monterey.

Contact:

Alyssa Wygal

Monterey County Fair & Event Center

2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 372-5863

alyssa@montereycountyfair.com

http://www.montereycountyfair.com

About the Monterey County Fair & Event Center

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center is a premier event center set on 22 oak-studded acres with ample parking. It is a state-owned multi-use facility that features four large banquet rooms, two outdoor concert venues, and a variety of outdoor and indoor cost-effective sites ideal for all types of events. It is home of the annual award-winning Monterey County Fair, host to many major and private events on the Central Coast, and the site of the Monterey Bay Race Place, a Satellite Wagering Facility.

For more information, contact the Fair Administration Office, at 2004 Fairground Road in Monterey, by calling (831) 372-5863 or go to www.montereycountyfair.com for more information.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.montereycountyfair.com

Weddings at Hyatt Regency Monterey

Walking past the fountain entryway into the Hyatt Regency Monterey’s Fireplace Lounge, you instantly feel yourself relaxing amid the resort’s sophisticated comforts, natural materials and soothing earth tones.

Monterey, CA, November 11, 2018 – Walking past the fountain entryway into the Hyatt Regency Monterey’s Fireplace Lounge, you instantly feel yourself relaxing amid the resort’s sophisticated comforts, natural materials and soothing earth tones. Take it from us, the skylit Lounge is an inviting spot to while away a pleasant hour, quaffing a local vintage from their wine cellar along with tasty appetizers by their acclaimed farm-to-table bistro, TusCA Restaurant.

While the innovative food and drink are delicious, the resort boasts a bounty of recreational activities, like their full-service Racquet Club, 2000-square-foot Fitness Center and neighboring Del Monte Golf Course. Two sparkling pools surrounded by gardens beckon swimmers and sunbathers alike. Rent a bicycle to tour the scenic grounds, or take the trails that skirt the nearby bay up to historic Cannery Row. (The hotel’s Les Clefs d’Or Concierge can arrange everything from Aquarium tickets to wine tasting.)

With so much to entice and entertain, you don’t need an excuse to visit this resort. But if you’ve come to celebrate a special occasion, then you’ll be delighted by the expert service and range of venue options.

The Regency Grand Ballroom, the largest in the county, can host a gala dinner for 600 and still have plenty of room for dancing. Soft teal blue-and-beige décor reflect Monterey’s serene coastal palette; high ceilings with inset lighting bays and a bank of windows provide gentle illumination.

For a more intimate setting, the Monterey Ballroom still holds up to 400 guests but can be reduced to accommodate as few as 25. While the Regency takes its inspiration from the sea and sky, the Monterey recalls the region’s mountains and meadows: Rustic hues are enlivened with a sunny yellow reminiscent of springtime daffodils. An adjacent patio increases your staging possibilities.

Open-air receptions are sometimes celebrated on the Garden Terrace, which can also be tented. The bridal party and guests may reserve the rooms overlooking this courtyard, which offers convenience to the ceremony and is close to the celebration.

Your nearest and dearest will thank you for their mini-vacation, which includes plush, contemporary accommodations. Newlyweds receive a complimentary suite for their wedding night, but for the ultimate indulgence splurge on a Villa, a four-bedroom oasis with its own private lanai and swimming pool! This secluded hideaway can host up to 50 guests for your rehearsal dinner or cocktail party in high style.

From arrival straight on through to Farewell Brunch, your destination wedding weekend at this luxurious resort is an inspired way to savor a memorable Monterey experience.

PLAN YOUR WEDDING ►

Contact our wedding specialist at 831-657-6540, or email hyattmontereycatering@hyatt.com

Click here to view our Wedding Brochure for additional information.

Wedding Locations

Choose the perfect spot for your wedding from our extensive array of locations, ranging from outdoor gardens to elegant ballrooms, you’re sure to find just the right wedding location to suit your style and needs.

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Regency Grand Ballroom

Our largest wedding location, this expansive yet welcoming ballroom can accommodate the longest of guest lists. Enjoy a formal banquet, complete with dance floor and stage for entertainment, with seating for 800. The room easily divides into several separate salons, with capacity to seat from 70 to 400 guests.

Bordered on two sides by outdoor heated terraces, with natural lighting and vaulted ceilings (the highest ceiling of all hotels in the area), this ballroom provides a wonderful Monterey Bay location for both wedding reception and ceremony.

Monterey Ballroom

Prominent indoor and outdoor function space conveniently located adjacent to the hotel lobby and Main Building. Designed for that more intimate feel, select the entire room for a seated banquet with 300 guests or 600 for a classic reception. For smaller groups, the ballroom can be configured into various combinations to fit your needs. The ballroom is complete with an outdoor terrace and is located adjacent to the main building.

President’s House

This very unique residence offers a secluded hideaway, perfect for a newlywed couple. This historic and luxurious residence offers over 2,500 square feet of living space, including four master suites, living room with stone fireplace, and library with fireplace and gourmet kitchen. A large covered lanai, extensive stonework and landscaping surround a private swimming pool. Select this one-of-a-kind locale for a special rehearsal dinner, cocktails for the wedding party or other exclusive events surrounding your wedding.

Garden Terrace Courtyard

The perfect location for your wedding ceremony or reception, 5000 square foot open air venue surrounded by lush landscaping and adjacent to the Regency Grand Ballroom and a variety of Hospitality Suites, perfect to decorate and create your own once in a lifetime event.

Menus

Allow our experienced chefs to help design your perfect menu with options to satisfy your specific individual tastes.

Services

From teeing off on the golf course to dining in our restaurants, you and your guests can explore all the things to do in Monterey, California.

Activities for you and your guests.

DINING

GOLF

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A Monterey Bay, California Hotel

Hyatt Regency Monterey on Del Monte Golf Course elevates luxury accommodation to a new level. Guests will experience hotel rooms and suites with transcendent amenities such as flat-screen televisions, rain showers, plush bedding, and so much more. Walk into the spacious lobby, where you’ll find the hotel’s Fireplace Lounge, perfect for relaxing with friends or listening to live music.

Monterey is on California’s central coast, and you’ll find plenty of attractions and things to do including Pebble Beach Company’s championship Del Monte Golf Course. Guests of Hyatt are welcome to enjoy a swim in one of the two heated outdoor pools. Another popular destination of the hotel-TusCA Ristorante, where you’ll find delicious cuisine in an elegantly casual atmosphere.

Hyatt Regency Monterey on Del Monte Golf Course

1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey, California, USA, 93940-4908

Tel: +1 831 372 1234 • Fax: +1 831 375 396 • mrydm.sales@hyatt.com • monterey.hyatt.com

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/california/hyatt-regency-monterey-hotel-and-spa-on-del-monte-golf-course/mrydm

Power Up: 17 Must-Have Features for the Inventory Management App on Google Sheets

In the business world, inventory is money. Keeping track of your inventory, however, actually costs money. It takes time, energy and money to manage it. It’s like a catch-22.

San Jose, CA, November 07, 2018 – In the business world, inventory is money. Keeping track of your inventory, however, actually costs money. It takes time, energy and money to manage it. It’s like a catch-22. But, it doesn’t have to be. Now you can efficiently and effectively take your inventory management to the next level, a much more profitable level.

No matter what it is you’re managing – parts, products, equipment, or any other form of assets, you can keep track of them easily and cheaply with the innovative features now available in the Google Sheets Inventory Management App. If you like using Google Spreadsheet, you’re going to love the leverage you’ll get with this powerful tool.

Check out some of the most important functions you’ll be able to control in your master datbase with the app:

1. Barcode Scanner

Barcode Scanners can be a nightmare to set up and if they don’t work correctly, you’ve got a real mess on your hands. This tool on the Google Sheets Management App is superb. It has to offer an awesome recognition rate and good speed too.

2. Supportable Barcode Formats

There’s nothing more frustrating that working all day on formatting a barcode only to find out the format isn’t supported. In the Google Sheets Management App, you’ll find dozens of supported formats like UPC, EAN, Code 128, Code 39, and ITF-14. Finding a scanner that supports the barcodes is priceless for your asset management.

3. Devices that Support your Formats

Once you’ve chosen your barcode type and standards, you’ll need to be able to scan it on a device. With this flexible app, you should be able to scan with your tablet, laser barcode scanner, and your mobile phone as well. Scanning flows like a breeze with this app.

4. Build Your App with Ease

You’ll be able to create a propelling form that includes all the features you desire like a dropdown menu, timestamp, status, short answer, location, date, quantity, and even an image upload. Check it out the app building features.

5. Manage Multiple Projects on the App Builder

Multiple projects can be complicated and time consuming. You often need multiple apps for multiple projects but not with this multitasking app. You’ll be able to keep track of your employee’s attendance and their vacation time. Or, check your student’s attendances and manage their academic progression or their laptop rentals. You’ll not only save time and frustration with this feature, you’ll be less likely to make costly mistakes too.

6. Support on Multiple Devices

What you create on a program is much more useful and efficient when it can be used on multiple devices. That means the program needs to have the potential to be stored in one central location but be scalable to most any device. For example, a member of your sales team can access the information out in the field on his mobile phone but complete his report back in the office on his desktop or at home on his laptop. Imagine the convenience!

7. Real-time Syncing

Keeping up with your inventory data in real time is imperative. It does no good for the figures to be updated once a day because you need to know the status of your assets at any given time. How can you know if you have the inventory to support the gigantic order a customer is inquiring about placing if your inventory data is not accurate in real time? You can’t. The app should offer immediate and accurate syncing which is vital to your business, no matter what your business is.

8. History Logs

Keeping an accessible record of activities is a must. With this app, you are able to view inventory management scanning procedures at a glance which promotes transparency and helps to avoid discrepancies or missing information or assets.

9. Stock In and Out Management

Keeping track of what inventory comes in and what goes out is imperative when managing your stock. The Google Sheets Management App allows you to do both in one single app which is an indispensable feature.

10. GPS and Maps Location Tracking

It’s important not only to know what assets you have or don’t have, but where they are at all times. Your inventory may show you have a certain amount of products, but if they are out being delivered to a customer, that is vital to know. This app tracks your inventory so you know the precise location of it at all times.

11. Photo Records

Having a photo of an item can be a lifesaver in many instances. Maybe you need to show a part to a customer or even to an employee for a certain reason. Whatever the case may be that a photo is needed, this multi-faceted app allows you to take a photo and upload the image from any mobile device or computer.

12. Capture Multiple Barcodes

It is common to have items or parts that have multiple barcodes. You will need to have second barcodes for these items in order to process them. This is yet another innovative feature the app offers.

13. Easily Manage Accessible Users

The more people who are involved in your inventory, the more difficult it is to keep track of it all. If something comes up missing, it can easily give way to finger-pointing or other issues. Since it often takes a number of tasks being done by a number of people in order to do what needs to be done with your inventories, you’ll want to be able to manage who is doing what with it…and when. This app is capable of user management which is a huge bonus.

14. Connection to Formulas and Charts

Charts and formulas are vital to your business. They explain things in a way that is unique and are custom made to provide those within the company (or even your customers) with important information and even strategies. This app helps users easily and conveniently create formulas and charts from Google Sheets.

15. Email Notifications Scripting

Emails are an efficient form of communication most businesses rely on. They are of no use, however, if the parties involved don’t receive them. Neglecting to check emails or the possibility the email goes into spam is a real problem. This innovative app lets you program in notifications on events so you know those involved actually get the information.

16. Security

You need the peace of mind that your system is secure and doesn’t store data that can be breached or fall into the wrong hands. The app should allow you the leverage of protecting the information you elect to keep on it and also gives you the option of deleting it securely or liberating it if you discontinue with the service.

17. Support

If you have an issue with your app, you need support immediately, not the next day or the next week. The support team at Google Sheets Management App doesn’t leave you waiting because they are sensitive to the fact that time is money. Neither do they lamely send you to a forum or other detour. You’ll get your problem resolved on the same business day through your preferred channel of remote access, email, or by phone. This is a feature that isn’t truly appreciated unless the need arises and if and when it does, it suddenly becomes the most important one of all. In addition to helping you solve the problem at hand, it is a statement of respect and a show of how the company values you as their customer.

All of the 17 features above are imperative to keeping your company on the fast-forward track it should be on to thrive in the competitive business world we live in. Don’t get left behind. Netkiller Barcode Scanner (NBS) will help take you to the top and keep you there because you’ll be able to manage your inventory using all the features mentioned. Get the inventory management optimization – get the powerful Inventory app today.

Contact:

Harry Jung

Netkiller Inc.

San Jose, CA 95129

(408) 560-0556

info@netkiller.com

http://www.netkiller.com

Twisted Roots Wine offers Custom Labeling Program for Bottles of its Award-Winning Wines

Twisted Roots has launched a unique new custom labeling program in which you can buy a whole barrel of one of its award-winning wines — that’s 264 bottles! — and they take care of the rest.

Carmel Valley, CA, November 06, 2018 — If you’ve ever wished you had your own personal wine label but didn’t want the hassle of actually owning a vineyard, winery and bottling and labeling facility, Carmel Valley and Lodi-based Twisted Roots has the perfect answer for you.

Twisted Roots has launched a unique new custom labeling program in which you can buy a whole barrel of one of its award-winning wines — that’s 264 bottles! — and they take care of the rest.

“It’s all inclusive, we provide the wine, bottling, custom labeling, and help with artwork as needed,” said Matt Pridey, partner in Twisted Roots Wine. “It’s really a hands-off process for them, we even handle all the legalities. It’s a really cool product for companies or individuals, like client gifts, employee gifts, special events, parties and weddings.”

Pridey said the custom labeling program is based on the winemakers’ available product. Twisted Roots produces about 1,000 cases a year, or about 35 barrels, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Chardonnay and Twisted Roots’ signature “1918” Old Vine Zinfandel. In addition, they need a lead time of three to six months, to allow for bottling and design decisions.

Twisted Roots has already completed several projects and is ready to take on orders. Cost varies according to what varietal is selected.

“We’re ready to rock!” he said. “It’s a really cool product and is a really great deal if you want volume. It looks like they made the wine themselves!”

To order your own custom-labeled bottles of Twisted Roots wine, go to twistedrootsvineyard.com or call (831) 594-8282.

About Twisted Roots

Centered in the heart of the Lodi appellation, Twisted Roots Vineyard is the work of three generations of family members dedicated to the practice of growing great wine grapes following sustainable growing practices. While the family established the vineyard in 1918, it wasn’t until recently that they began producing their own wines.

The Twisted Roots Vineyard label started with a Petite Sirah in 2005 produced by Ross Schmiedt, as a result of an overabundance of Petite Sirah on the vineyard. In 2009, production was expanded to include other varietals grown on the estate, while the wine making was moved from the old farmhouse, to their partners at Estate Crush in Lodi. Even though their famous Petite Sirah will always continue to be their flagship variety, Twisted Roots also offers a Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Old Vine Zinfandel.

Twisted Roots Wine LLC, was incorporated in 2010 by partners Josh Ruiz, Mike Hodge and Ross Schmiedt. Ross passed away in March of 2014 and will always be remembered for his contributions to making Twisted Roots what it is today.

In January of 2016, Josh and Julie bought Twisted Roots from the family. A few months later, the Twisted Roots partnership took on a new look as college friends Andy Gulley (wife Laura) of Fresno, Matt Brem (wife Laura) of Salinas, and Neil Amarante of Paso Robles joined Josh and Julie in an effort to help grow the business.

Also joining the partnership is Whitney Pridey (husband Matt) of Salinas who is the current wine club manager and also the sister of Matt Brem.

Each partner brings a unique skillset to that has proven to be invaluable in helping Twisted Roots reach its goals.

Twisted Roots has two tasting rooms, one in Lodi, where Twisted Roots Vineyards was born, and a recently renovated one in Carmel Valley.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.twistedrootsvineyard.com/

Singer-Songwriter Brooke Josephson Teams up with Producer Rocky G for “Mr. Fix It” (Remix) – Out 11/16/18!

“Mr. Fix It” (Rocky G Remix) Music Video Available 11/8/18!

Los Angeles, CA, November 04, 2018 – Singer-songwriter Brooke Josephson is on the rise with her charismatic lyricism and infectious melodies. After the release of her pop-rock EP, “Sexy N Domesticated”, Brooke teamed up with house producer Rocky Gto create the remix of her “Mr. Fix It” single. The electro house remix will be available on all digital stores and online streaming platforms on November 16, 2018. To excite fans for the new release, Brooke will be dropping a music video to accompany the single on November 8th.

November marks the one-year anniversary for the release of the original track “Mr. Fix It” (2017). The song taunts female domestication and encourages women to finda man that caters tothe woman’s needs.In the remix, Rocky G opens with a progressive build that’sfilled with dreamy vocals and echoic synths. The hook then slams into hard-hitting drums and awakening sirens for a big-room styled drop.

In the music video, Josephson is dressed in a white furry coat and wears a pair of vibrant kaleidoscope glasses. She stands in front of a mesmerizing LED background that fades between a shimmering skyline. You see Brooke’s 9-year-old daughter, Shira,bust out her moves and even drop to the floor for some breakdancing.Her LED kicks add a new visual component to the scene. A live video of one of Rocky G’s DJ setsintermingles throughout the entire piece.

Electronic producer, Rocky G began her career in Portugal in 2008. In 2010 she was an ambassador and resident DJ on international tours for brands such as Red Bull, Ministry of Sound, and others. Rocky G saw success from her 2017 remix to Camila Cabello’s “Havana”, which racked over 1.5 million streams. Currently based in Amsterdam, Rocky G continues to create unforgettable and energetic tracks.

About Brooke Josephson:

From her expressive music, captivating videos, to her heaping media support,

Brooke proves she is a force to be reckoned with. Born and raised in small-town Warsaw, Indiana, Brooke earned a scholarship to pursue Vocal Performance at a Liberal Arts College in the area. During her time there, she performed Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall in New York City and toured with the all girls group Agape for three years. Soon after, she became a principal performer at The Round Barn Theatre. This opened the door for Brooke to move to New York City where she worked as a singer and actress. Josephson landed roles on All My Children (ABC), Bones (FOX),Disney’s Enchanted, and others. After settling down with her husband Barry Josephson (TV/Film Producer) and earning her Masters certificate in songwriting from Berklee School of Music, Brooke self-released her debut EP Live and Let Live in 2013.

With her latest 2018 EP Sexy N’ Domesticated, Josephson hopes to empower women balancing their personal lives while working full-time. Brooke’s cutting edge and crisp music videos received various awards for the performance and cinematography. The title-track “Sexy N’ Domesticated” received the Global Music Award for songwriting and best music video. “SN’D” also received Best Performer by American Tracks Music Awards, and received best video from Los Angeles CineFest,Western NY Film, Art, and Music Event (Fame), International Independent Film Awards, and others.

Brooke’s charisma on the TV screen not only follows her in her music videos, but also her live performances. Already, the LA based artist has played at some of Southern California’s notable venues such as; House of Blues (Anaheim), The Mint, Peppermint Club, to name a few. Josephson is definitely an artist that will take full grip of her audience and showcase a stirring performance.

Connect With Brooke Josephson:

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Spotify | Soundcloud

Contact:

Chip Schutzman

Miles High Productions

PO Box 93157

Hollywood CA 90093

323-806-0400

Chip@mileshighproductions.com

http://www.mileshighproductions.com

Carmel Academy of Performing Arts Announces Noted Chicago Area Dancer/Choreographer, Carmel Native and CAPA Alumni, Mackenzie King Will Hold Workshops, Performance in January 2019

The Carmel Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA) in partnership with Rockstar Dance Studio in Pacific Grove, has announced Moonwater Dance Project Artistic Director and Founder Mackenzie King, an alumni of CAPA, will perform and conduct a workshops on Jan. 9 and 12, 2019, in Pacific Grove and Carmel.

Carmel, CA, November 02, 2018 — The Carmel Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA) in partnership with Rockstar Dance Studio in Pacific Grove, has announced Moonwater Dance Project Artistic Director and Founder Mackenzie King, an alumni of CAPA, will perform and conduct a workshops on Jan. 9 and 12, 2019, in Pacific Grove and Carmel.

Chicago, Illinois-based Moonwater Dance Project is a contemporary dance company built on the idea that dance and humanity go hand in hand. Moonwater believes it is of the “utmost importance to focus on the ethical treatment of dancers through collaborative creation, showcasing the duality of strength and softness possessed by all individuals.”

Fostering the collaborative spirit intended by their mission, Moonwater joins with CAPA and Rockstar offering workshops at each studio. A contemporary partnering workshop from 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at Rockstar Dance Studio, 510 Lighthouse Ave. #3 in Pacific Grove and building on the partnering workshop, King will offer a repertory workshop from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at CAPA, Mission Street & Eighth Avenue in Carmel.

The Company will offer a public performance at the Carmel Academy of Performing Arts, 7:00 p.m., Saturday, January 12, with a Q&A session and reception following the performance.

The cost for a single workshop is $30. A package deal for both workshops is also available for $50, with a discounted ticket to the Jan. 12 performance for $15.

Tickets are available at http://www.moonwaterdanceproject.com

Workshop registration is available at both studios, Carmel Academy of Performing Arts (831) 624-3729 or Rockstar (831) 375-4200.

About Moonwater Dance Project

During a successful professional dance career, founder Mackenzie King experienced and witnessed personally, as did many of her colleagues, a disturbing climate in which individual talent and artistry are ignored, dancers minds and bodies not honored and disregard for personal spirit.

When Dana Alsamsam created Moonwater Dance Project and hired Mackenzie to be a part of a small, one-time performance, each of her dancer’s commitments and talent was valued by creating an artistic, emotional, and physically fulfilling performance piece. This fresh ideal, contrary to previous less collaborative experiences, left Mackenzie inspired and she vowed to keep that environment alive and growing. Ultimately Ms. Alsamsam generously gifted the name, as well as the company’s first piece of repertoire to Ms. King and Moonwater Dance Project was founded as a non-profit organization in 2018.

Mackenzie’s laser focus is on artistry, individuality and the ability to be vulnerable. Artists love what they do yet often are taken advantage of and receive far less than deserved. Ms. King’s dream is to honor the passion and sacrifice without lessening the quality of life.

The aesthetic of Moonwater Dance Project is similar to water and has a captivating duality, soft yet strong, nurturing and destructive; a force to be reckoned with, unpredictable and utterly calming.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.moonwaterdanceproject.com

Mini Performance of Dance Kids’ ‘Nutcracker: A Monterey Peninsula Tradition,’ will be held Dec. 22 at Carmel Valley Ranch

Dance Kids of Monterey County, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, announced that it will perform a mini version of its popular “Nutcracker: A Monterey Peninsula Tradition,” Dec. 22, at Carmel Valley Ranch.

Carmel, CA, October 30, 2018 — Dance Kids of Monterey County, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, announced that it will perform a mini version of its popular “Nutcracker: A Monterey Peninsula Tradition,” Dec. 22, at Carmel Valley Ranch.

Due to renovations at the Ranch, the event will be held in the Golf Club House this year. The event will be held from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., with the show beginning at 2:30 p.m.

A full production of Dance Kids’ “Nutcracker” will be performed Dec. 7-9 at the Sunset Center in Carmel. The full production features the 39-member Monterey County Pops! symphony orchestra conducted by Dr. Carl Christensen. And, for the first time, the production will feature a children’s choir performing onstage during Act I’s “Dance of the Snowflakes.”

About Dance Kids

With over 24 years of production history, Dance Kids of Monterey County, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization founded by Richmond, is proud of its wide range of theatrical experience that support the youth of the Monterey Peninsula. In the early days, productions at the Carmel Ballet Academy included “Nutcracker” and original spring musicals written by Walt de Faria and a full-length spring ballet, produced at Sunset Center.

Dance Kids was known for fun-loving nostalgia surrounding the musical and drew from the community a range of young people and their families committed to theater. As it grew, its little venue could not handle the “Nutcracker” any longer, but continued at the venue for the spring musicals, until those too, outgrew the dance studio. “Nutcracker” moved to Sunset Center in 1995 and has remained there as its home venue except for the years the center was being remodeled.

Dance Kids “Nutcracker” has grown into a premier production eagerly awaited by cast and community. The original vision of Dance Kids of Monterey County has been honored as well as surpassed in the ensuing years. This year is one of pivotal change and growth.

Street Address:

Sunset Center, Cottage #17

San Carlos Street at 10th Ave.,

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 6225

Carmel, CA 93921

Phone: (831) 622-9008

Fax: (831) 218-1293

Email: info@dancekids.org

Website: dancekids.org

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.dancekids.org

Chamber Music Monterey Bay presents Music from Copland House

“They played with exhilarating confidence and verve…fluid, fluent, and lithely balletic.” – The Strad

Carmel, CA, October 29, 2018 – Returning to Chamber Music Monterey Bay after their last performance in April of 2007, MUSIC FROM COPLAND HOUSE is the internationally-acclaimed touring ensemble-in-residence at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home near New York City, an award-winning creative center for American music (http://www.coplandhouse.org/). Hailed by The New York Times for “all the richness of its offerings” and “illuminating essential truths about music,” MCH occupies a special place as perhaps this country’s only wide-ranging American repertory ensemble. Provocatively uniting past and present, American and non-American, it journeys across 150 years of our nation’s rich musical legacy, reaching back deep into the 19th century and forward to just-completed compositions.

MCH has been engaged by Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, Yaleand the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery of Art, among many others. The ensemble records for Arabesque, Koch International, and Copland House Blend labels, and has just begun the 10th season of its popular main-stage concert series at the historic Merestead estate in New York’s lower Hudson Valley. Its live and recorded performances feature a stellar roster of award-winning founding, principal and guest artists. Inspired by Copland’s peerless, lifelong advocacy of American composers and their work, MCH commissions and premieres many new works andalso presents a wide variety of educational and community outreach activities across the U.S.

performing works by Shostakovich, Puts, Lam, and Fauré

7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2018

(6:45p.m. Pre-Concert Talk with musicologist Kai Christiansen)

Sunset Center, Carmel

Clarinetist ALEXANDER FITERSTEIN has performed in recital and with prestigious orchestras and chamber music ensembles throughout the world. As a soloist, he has appeared with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Lincoln Center, Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, Tokyo and Belgrade Philharmonics and many others. A dedicated performer of chamber music, he frequently collaborates with distinguished musicians and ensembles, and performs at esteemed chamber music festivals and societies. He taught at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and is Professor of Clarinet at Baltimore’s Peabody Conservatory.

Violinist CURTIS MACOMBER is a member of Da Capo Chamber Players, the Manhattan String Quartet, and Walden Chamber Players and a founder of the Apollo Trio. Previously, he was a member of the pioneering Speculum Musicae, and, as a member of the New World String Quartet, performed on nearly all of America’s leading concert series and toured widely abroad. He is on the chamber music faculty of The Juilliard School, his alma mater, and the violin faculties of both the Manhattan School of Music and Mannes College of Music, and has also taught at the Tanglewood, Taos, and Yellow Barn Music Festivals. Among one of today’s most versatile performers, his extensive discography includes core repertory and critically-praised recordings of hundreds of contemporary solo and chamber works.

Cellist ALEXIS PIA GERLACH has appeared extensively in recitals and as a soloist with orchestras around the U.S. and the world. As a sought-after chamber musician, she performs at the Marlboro, Aspen, Bridgehampton, La Musica di Asolo and Caramoor Festivals, and as a Guest Artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She is a founder of Trio Solisti and the string sextet Concertante. She has also commissioned new works from Kevin Puts, Richard Danielpour, and Paul Moravec, among many others.

Pianist and Copland House Artistic and Executive Director MICHAEL BORISKIN has performed in over 30 countries, at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, BBC, London’s Wigmore Hall, among many others. He has appeared extensively as soloist with leading international orchestras and as guest artist with the Borromeo, Lark, St. Lawrence, and St. Petersburg String Quartets, Dorian and Sylvan Wind Quintets, and New York Philharmonic Ensembles, and served as Music Director of Mikhail Baryshnikov’s fabled White Oak Dance Project. He has recorded widely on Naxos, SONY, New World, Albany, and Bridge and is a frequent presence as a performer, host, and commentator on NPR and American Public Media.

Join Chamber Music Monterey Bay for a riveting program that includes:

Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, op. 8 (1923) by Dmitri Shostakovich

Living Frescoes(2012) by Kevin Puts

Fragrance of the Sea (2017)by Angel Lam

Piano Trio in D Minor, op. 120 (1923) by Gabriel Fauré

Living Frescoes was inspired Bill Viola’s 2002 video art installation Going Forth by Day, a series of five looped digital “frescoes” which explore themes of human existence: individuality, society, death, rebirth. The performance will feature a unique multi-media component.

Commissioned by Chamber Music Monterey Bay as part of a larger commissioning project entitled The Arc of Life, Living Frescoes was an idea conceived by CMMB Artistic Director Emerita Amy Anderson who commissioned composers Christopher Theofanidis, Joan Tower, George Tsontakis and Kevin Puts to create works related in some way to Mr. Viola’s Going Forth by Day. It was premiered on October 12, 2012 by Trio Solisti, (Maria Bachmann, violin; Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello; Jon Klibonoff, piano) joined by clarinetist Jon Manasse. Ms. Gerlach returns to Carmel for a second performance of Living Frescoes as a member of Music for Copland House.

Please contact Tammy Moore at tammy@dworkincompany.com for additional quotes or interview opportunities with the artists.

Music from Copland House will visit Monterey High School on Friday, November 2 for two interactive student outreach sessions with music teacher Bob Aguilar and his music students in advanced and beginningstring classes as part of Chamber Music Monterey Bay’s Visiting Artists Outreach program.

Learn more about the music on the program by attending Chamber Music Monterey Bay’s popular pre-concert lecture with musicologist Kai Christiansen at 6:45 p.m.

Kids up Front and Free! Students in grades 3-12 and music teachers receive FREE tickets. $15.00 discounted tickets are available for their adult companions through Chamber Music Monterey Bay’s education program. Experience the concert up close.

Ticket prices: $33.00 – $52.00; $15.00 for adult students under 30 years of age and active military.Tickets are available at ChamberMusicMontereyBay.org or (831) 625-2212. Box office opens at 5:45 p.m. on the day of the concert.

Chamber Music Monterey Bay is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the tradition of live classical chamber music performance and explore the evolution of this intimate art form through commissions of new compositions and local educational outreach.

Contact:

Andrew T. Sudol

Executive Director

asudol@chambermusicmontereybay.org

(831) 625-2212

For more information, visit the following links:

Music from Copland House

Michael Boriskin

Alexis Pia Gerlach

Curtis Macomber

Alexander Fiterstein

Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, op. 8 (1923) by Dmitri Shostakovich

Living Frescoes(2012) by Kevin Puts

Fragrance of the Sea (2017)by Angel Lam

Piano Trio in D Minor, op. 120 (1923) by Gabriel Fauré

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.chambermusicmontereybay.org

Monterey Symphony’s 2018-2019 Season, ‘Sound Waves,’ Concert #2 Nov. 17-18, Features Acclaimed Flutist Carol Wincenc

Monterey Symphony’s 2018-19 Season, “Sound Waves,” continues Nov. 17-18 with concert #2, at the Sunset Center in Carmel

Monterey, CA, October 26, 2018 — Monterey Symphony’s 2018-19 Season, “Sound Waves,” continues Nov. 17-18 with concert #2, at the Sunset Center in Carmel, and features acclaimed flutist Carol Wincenc performing with the Symphony and members of the Youth Music Monterey County Honors Orchestra.

Wincenc, professor of flute at Juilliard, joins the orchestra for Carl Nielsen’s “Flute Concerto,” composed in 1926 for the legendary flautist M. Holger-Gilbert Jespersen. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, Op. 36 — often referred to as the “Fate” symphony because of the dark undertones — headlines the second concert of the season. Written in the shadow of Beethoven’s masterful Symphony No. 5, Tchaikovsky echoes the great master’s melancholy in this hallmark orchestral work.

This concert will also feature members of the Youth Music Monterey County Honors Orchestra playing side-by-side on Hector Berlioz’s Overture, Le corsaire, Op. 21, which, like the Tchaikovsky symphony, was also composed during a period of great despair.

During the season, one hour prior to every performance there will be pre-concert lectures in the Hall of Sunset Center.

KAZU will be rebroadcasting the Saturday, November 17 concert on both Saturday, December 1 at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 2 at 4:00 p.m.

All concerts during Monterey Symphony’s 2018-19 season will be held at the Sunset Center in Carmel and conducted by Symphony Music Director Max Bragado-Darman, except for concert number four, March 16-17, 2019, which will be guest conducted by Jung-Ho Pak. All concerts in the season will be held at 8 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays at Sunset Center.

In addition, throughout each concert season, special events are held to benefit the nonprofit Monterey Symphony orchestra, and to provide educational and social opportunities for Symphony patrons. This season features a music course and a composer discussion, opening night party, luncheons with the Friends of the Monterey Symphony, Supper Clubs at the best local restaurants, and Gala by the Bay at the Monterey Bay Aquarium on May 3, 2019.

To purchase tickets for concert this concert go to www.montereysymphony.org

For a complete list of special events, go to https://www.montereysymphony.org/special-events.htm.

About the Monterey Symphony

The mission of the Monterey Symphony is to engage, educate and excite our community through the performance and continual discovery of symphonic music.

The Monterey Symphony, under the artistic leadership of Music Director & Conductor Max Bragado-Darman, is the only fully professional, full-season orchestra serving the communities of the Monterey Bay, Salinas, Salinas Valley, Big Sur, and San Benito County. It provides double performances of a six-concert subscription series at Carmel’s Sunset Theater, as well as youth education programs that include in-class visits and culminate in full-orchestra concerts for school children.

The Monterey Symphony is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation, supported through various generous individuals and through grants and corporate gifts from The Arts Council of Monterey County, The Berkshire Foundation, The Barnet Segal Charitable Trust, California Arts Council, The Community Foundation for Monterey County, The Harden Foundation, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Music Performance Trust Fund, Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The Pebble Beach Company Foundation, S.T.A.R. Foundation, The Robert and Virginia Stanton Endowment, Taylor Farms, Union Bank, The Yellow Brick Road Foundation and many others.

For additional information, please call 831-646-8511 or visit the website: www.montereysymphony.org.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.montereysymphony.org

Monterey Symphony’s 2018-2019 Season, ‘Sound Waves,’ Features Number of Special Events, Including Luncheons, Dinners, Talks and Seasons-End Benefit Gala November Events Announced

In addition to its six concerts, the Monterey Symphony’s 2018-19 Season, Sound Waves, includes a number of special events, including luncheons, dinners, lectures and an end-of-season gala at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Monterey, CA, October 25, 2018 — In addition to its six concerts, the Monterey Symphony’s 2018-19 Season, Sound Waves, includes a number of special events, including luncheons, dinners, lectures and an end-of-season gala at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

This season features a music course and a composer discussion, an opening night party, luncheons with the Friends of the Monterey Symphony, Supper Clubs at the best local restaurants, and Gala by the Bay at the Monterey Bay Aquarium on May 3, 2019.

The Symphony’s six-concert season opens Oct. 20-21 and ends May 18-19, 2019, with all concerts at the Sunset Center in Carmel. All concerts in the season will be held at 8 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays at Sunset Center.

For a complete list of special events and to buy tickets, go to https://www.montereysymphony.org/special-events.htm.

The Symphony’s 73rd season special events:

November Luncheon

November 15, 2018 11:30 a.m.

Beach House at Lovers Point, Pacific Grove

Join the Friends of the Monterey Symphony for a preview luncheon. Support classical music, enjoy great food and company, and engage with guest artists from the upcoming concert. Cost: $50 per person.

11:30 a.m. – Check-in/No Host Cocktails

11:45 a.m. – Luncheon

1:00 p.m. – Guest Speaker Presentation

November Supper Club

November 18, 2018 5:30 p.m.

Il Fornaio, Carmel-by-the-Sea

Join the Monterey Symphony at a delightful Italian Supper Club for the beginning of the holiday season, ending each Symphony weekend with a sizzling and sumptuous supper for the senses.

The Supper Clubs are on sale now for $75 per person. Supper Clubs include appetizers and wine upon arrival followed by a gourmet three-course dinner with several entrees to chose from. The Supper Club price will be $75 after October 7, 2018.- delete

February Luncheon

February 14, 2019 11:30 a.m.

Schooner’s Coastal Kitchen & Bar, Cannery Row, Monterey

Join the Friends of the Monterey Symphony for a preview luncheon. Support classical music, enjoy great food and company, and engage with guest artists from the upcoming concert. Cost: $50 per person

11:30 a.m. – No Host Cocktails

12:15 p.m. – Luncheon

1:15 p.m. – Guest Speaker Presentation

February Supper Club

February 17, 2019 5:30 p.m.

Location: Sunset Center, Carmel

Join the Monterey Symphony at the Sunday Supper Club, ending each Symphony weekend with a sizzling and sumptuous supper for the senses.

The Supper Clubs are on sale now for $75 per person. Supper Clubs include appetizers and wine upon arrival followed by a gourmet three-course dinner with several entrees to chose from. The Supper Club price will be $75 after October 7, 2018.- delete

March Luncheon

March 14, 2019 11:30 a.m.

Location: Beach and Tennis Club, Pebble Beach

Join the Friends of the Monterey Symphony for a preview luncheon. Support classical music, enjoy great food and company, and engage with guest artists from the upcoming concert. Cost: $50 per person

11:30 a.m. – No Host Cocktails

12:15 p.m. – Luncheon

1:15 p.m. – Guest Speaker Presentation

March Supper Club

March 17, 2019 5:30 p.m.

Anton & Michel, Carmel-by-the-Sea

Join the Monterey Symphony for a gourmet dinner overlooking the Court of the Fountains at Anton & Michel at Sunday Supper Club, ending each Symphony weekend with a sizzling and sumptuous supper for the senses.

The Supper Clubs are on sale now for $75 per person. Supper Clubs include appetizers and wine upon arrival followed by a gourmet three-course dinner with several entrees to chose from. The Supper Club price will be $75 after October 7, 2018.- delete

April Luncheon

April 11, 2019 11:30 a.m.

MPCC Ballroom

Join the Friends of the Monterey Symphony for a preview luncheon. Support classical music, enjoy great food and company, and engage with guest artists from the upcoming concert. Cost: $50 per person

11:30 a.m. – No Host Cocktails

12:15 p.m. – Luncheon

1:15 p.m. – Guest Speaker Presentation

April Supper Club

April 14, 2019 5:30 p.m.

PortaBella, Carmel-by-the-Sea

Join the Monterey Symphony for a spring party in the dining room of PortaBella, “The Quintessential Carmel Restaurant,” at this Sunday Supper Club, ending each Symphony weekend with a sizzling and sumptuous supper for the senses.

The Supper Clubs are on sale now for $75 per person. Supper Clubs include appetizers and wine upon arrival followed by a gourmet three-course dinner with several entrees to chose from. The Supper Club price will be $75 after October 7, 2018.- delete

Gala By The Bay

May 3, 2019 6:00-10 p.m.

Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Monterey

Join the Monterey Symphony in a celebration of the stunning natural and artistic beauty of the Monterey Bay. Enjoy a gourmet seated dinner, delicious wines and private access to the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium and its Open Ocean exhibit. Live auction and musical moments with our own Symphony performers await you, with ocean-themed surprises and more. All proceeds benefit the Monterey Symphony and our Music for the Schools initiative. Tickets: $250.

May Luncheon

May 16, 2019 11:30 a.m.

MPCC Beach House, 3000 Club Road, Pebble Beach

Join the Friends of the Monterey Symphony for a preview luncheon. Support classical music, enjoy great food and company, and engage with guest artists from the upcoming concert. Cost: $50 per person.

11:30 a.m. – No Host Cocktails

12:15 p.m. – Luncheon

1:15 p.m. – Guest Speaker Presentation

About the Monterey Symphony

The mission of the Monterey Symphony is to engage, educate and excite our community through the performance and continual discovery of symphonic music.

The Monterey Symphony, under the artistic leadership of Music Director & Conductor Max Bragado-Darman, is the only fully professional, full-season orchestra serving the communities of the Monterey Bay, Salinas, Salinas Valley, Big Sur, and San Benito County. It provides double performances of a six-concert subscription series at Carmel’s Sunset Theater, as well as youth education programs that include in-class visits and culminate in full-orchestra concerts for school children.

The Monterey Symphony is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation, supported through various generous individuals and through grants and corporate gifts from The Arts Council of Monterey County, The Berkshire Foundation, The Barnet Segal Charitable Trust, California Arts Council, The Community Foundation for Monterey County, The Harden Foundation, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Music Performance Trust Fund, Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The Pebble Beach Company Foundation, S.T.A.R. Foundation, The Robert and Virginia Stanton Endowment, Taylor Farms, Union Bank, The Yellow Brick Road Foundation and many others.

For additional information, please call 831-646-8511 or visit the website: www.montereysymphony.org.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.montereysymphony.org