Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Doug Ranno Music™ and Musical Harvest® Salinas, California

Northern California song writer Doug Ranno in association with Franklin Street Studios and Redpath® Music, has released a new music album with a team of A list musicians called The Harvesting Crew™.

Ranno releases new version of Part of Me song replacing Vietnam with Afghanistan in the words.

Salinas, CA, October 29, 2014 - Long time BMI singer song writer, Doug Ranno with his band The Harvesting Crew™, in association with Franklin Street Studios, has released his first studio produced and mastered, music album, featuring an A list team of musicians he likes to call The Harvesting Crew™. Some of the musicians have played and recorded with the likes of The Doobie Brothers, The Steve Miller Band, Great American Taxi, Nora Jones, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, The Jefferson Airplane, Lacy J Dalton, just to name a few. Ranno has written or co-written 11 of the songs on the album he calls The Musical Harvester® and the music is receiving powerful reviews from California to Nashville. You can see a link below of the band recording a songs from the Musical Harvester™ Album in the studio and the Album is now available at most digital stores including ITUNES. You can also listen to the 13 songs from the album at the Drop Box link location below or by going to Doug Ranno Music on Facebook ( and like the Doug Ranno and The Harvesting Crew™ Band Page to receive a free non downloadable ReverbNation stream of the songs.

Music Producer Jim Lewin said about the Musical Harvester Album, “Working on the Musical Harvester record has been a ton of fun. We had this amazing group of country musicians to create a backdrop for Doug's rich baritone voice, and then he brought a great collection of songs which touch on various different styles within a modern country and blues context. Some Nashville country, some California country and some Delta Blues mixed in. Feedback on the album has been great.” Jim Lewin, Musician and Producer at Redpath Music.

In addition to being a very recognized agricultural business leader for years in California and Florida, a successful entrepreneur in the fresh produce industry, Ranno has also started Musical Harvest® (WWW.MUSICALHARVEST.COM) a unique custom made guitar business that makes uniquely designed guitars shaped like fruits and vegetables and who knows what else. Musical Harvest® guitars have raised thousands of dollars at charity events such as The Nashville Lifting Lives Foundation, The Florida Migrant Farmworkers Charity, Nashville Sound Kitchen’s We are Building Lives veterans charity, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Several children’s Food Allergy charities, School Music programs and numerous community support programs.

Until now, Ranno’s best known musical work was a song written in 1986 titled Part of Me. The song is about the thoughts that run through the mind of a recently returning Vietnam Veteran as he is preparing to get married. Part of Me was a popular 45 record in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s and was used to raise funds to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in the Capitol of California, Sacramento California’s Capitol Park. In addition, the song Part of Me was used as background music for the NBC Emmy nominated documentary titled Perceptions (ASIAN AMERICANS IN THE VIETNAM WAR).

Ranno and the Harvesting Crew decided to update the lyrics of the song replacing Vietnam with Afghanistan and it is amazing how the song still works. Ranno said, “It must be some type of message about war. The fact that almost 30 years later the lyrics to this song are still relevant and touch people affected by war.” You can view a video and interview with Ranno about the song recorded at Franklin Street Studios in Monterey California below.

One of the songs from the Musical Harvester album, The Strange Harvest Song, is featured on a TV show pilot Ranno is also involved in as the Co Host appropriately titled Strange Harvest™. The Strange Harvest™ show has evolved from an original concept that celebrates local farmers, their great tasting, rare and unique crops while having fun with food, music and crazy guitars along the way. Show segment early sizzle reels titled The Musical Harvester and current the Strange Harvest TV Show promo roll Video Link can each be seen by clicking on the video links below.

Link to the original Musical Harvester TV Show promo roll:

Link to Strange Harvest TV show pilot:

Link to Doug Ranno and the Harvesting Crew in Studio recording original song Misty Situation:

Link to Doug Ranno and The Harvesting Crew’s song Part of Me with New Lyrics and an in Studio interview with Doug about the original song version and why he recorded the new version.

Link to the Original Part of Me song/music video with Vietnam lyrics recorded by Doug Ranno at Sonic Arts Studios in San Francisco California in 1986.

Link to songs on the Musical Harvester Album

For information on Doug Ranno Music, Doug Ranno and The Harvesting Crew or The Musical Harvester Music Album or email us at
For information on Musical Harvest Guitars or email us at

For Information on Doug Ranno Produce or email us at

The Musical Harvester Album is now available on ITUNES and other fine digital stores

Doug Ranno and The Harvesting Crew will make a few select appearances in 2014 and 2015 to promote the Musical Harvester Album and are expected to do one of those shows as a live internet broadcast. Performance dates will be posted at

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox Public Relations
23625 Holman Highway
Monterey, California 93940
(831) 747-7455

Axicon Auto ID Launch Linear & 2D Barcode Verifier

Axicon announce the launch of a new 1D/2D barcode verifier.

Oxford, UK, November 01, 2014 - Axicon announce the launch of a new 1D/2D barcode verifier. The 15000 verifier has been specifically designed to read both linear and 2D barcodes (and can verify multiple barcode within the field of view).

The 15000 is a camera based verifier which is powered solely from a USB port. Its typical application includes retail point of sale barcodes and also 2D barcodes such as Datamatrix, QR etc. The 15000 verifier meets the ISO/ANSI/GS1 verification standards.

“We are delighted to introduce the new Axicon 15000 Linear and 2D barcode verifier” said Martin Morrison, managing director of Axicon Auto ID Ltd. “Our customers want to be able to verify the printed quality of 2D symbols, whether they are used for improved pharmaceutical traceability or for marketing purposes”. More information on the new 1D/2D verifier can be found at

About the company: Axicon Auto ID Limited is a specialist in barcode verification equipment. Based in the UK, Axicon Auto ID Ltd specialise in barcode verification, barcode images and labels. Axicon distributes its product range through a network of international partners across the globe. Axicon Auto ID invites anyone with an interest in barcode verification technologies to view their full product range online at -

Chris Pollock
Axicon Auto ID
Weston on the Green
Oxfordshire, OX25 3QP

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Eddison & Melrose Celebrates its 5th Anniversary

On Saturday, October 25th from 11a.m. – 4 p.m. Eddison & Melrose Tea Room & Catering will be celebrating its 5th Anniversary at 25 Soledad Drive, Monterey.

Monterey, CA, October 24, 2014 - On Saturday, October 25th from 11a.m. – 4 p.m. Eddison & Melrose Tea Room & Catering will be celebrating its 5th Anniversary at 25 Soledad Drive, Monterey. The location is also home to the production kitchen of the well-loved Blue Ribbon Karen Anne’s Granola. The community is invited to come and enjoy the new look of the Tea Room, it has changed over the past 5 years! Enjoy the festivities of free prizes and fun during this special day. In addition, Afternoon and High Tea will be available for $16.00 & $35.00 per person. To make a reservation for Afternoon or High Tea please call Chef Karen Anne at 831.393.9479 or book your reservation online at

Providing a taste of Great Britain in Monterey, and originally from Northern England, at her popular Eddison & Melrose Tea Room, chef and owner Karen Anne Murray offers delicious English pasties (not to be confused with pastries), including Meat Pasties, Veggie Pasties and Sausage Rolls. She also has an English Afternoon Tea which includes delicious tea size sandwiches, her fresh baked scones and sweet of the day & an array of loose leaf teas to select from and have brewed just for you.

Karen Anne Murray has been a Personal Chef on the Monterey Peninsula since 2001 when she established Karen Anne’s Personal Chef Service. In 2002, she expanded and began Eddison & Melrose Personal Chef Services & Fine Catering and moved to Sand City, and almost 5 years ago moved to her location in Monterey. Karen has catered hundreds of events, taught numerous cooking classes, and in the past as a certified personal fitness trainer, worked with many people to help them improve their fitness level and eating habits.

Karen is also the creator & maker of Karen Anne’s Granola, available in over 30 stores throughout Northern California & nationally online. There are a total of seven granola varieties that are available at various locations. A very healthy & popular Peninsula treat!

For more information, please contact Karen Anne Murray (831)393-9479 and check out both websites: &

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Wendy Brickman
Brickman Marketing
395 Del Monte Center #250
Monterey, CA 93940

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fire Up Your Creativity With SPY (NYC Spark Your Creativity)

SPY offers not only a photography lesson but also a journey to unleash participants' potential to be creatively adventurous, while building skills to increase success in the workplace, such as strategic problem solving for professional development.

New York, NY, October 26, 2014- Sapere vedere’ is an Italian expression, literally translating to "knowing how to see." For the launch of Spark Your Creativity (SPY) for groups, founder Roberta Fineberg uses photography as a medium for boosting creativity in a customized group experience geared towards enhancing discovery, imagination, and sapere vedere to develop skills that benefit professional achievement and personal satisfaction. Fluent in French, proficient in Italian, combined with English, her native language, Roberta Fineberg concurs that “Spy attracts audiences from around the globe.”

With a dslr, point and shoot, or iPhone, participants are led on an inspirational photo hunt to discover unknown and known treasures of New York City, using the rule of thirds, negative and positive space, while exploring intuition and personal vision. Photo techniques assist participants in creating amazing results, while the focus on composition opens minds to fresh perspectives for capturing the essence of surrounding environments. The sessions not only teach ISO, shutter speed, aperture settings, shooting in manual, highlights and shadows, depth of field and other essential components - but also SPY finds the source of students’ creativity and helps them tap into new ways of thinking. SPY techniques provide creative yet feasible strategies that can be implemented immediately, say, in the boardroom, classroom, in the office, at workplaces or in organizations.

Before SPY, Roberta Fineberg created Images and Words, a class that emphasized learning language through images, discussion, and storytelling. “By integrating writing, art, photography and technology,” Ms. Fineberg explains, “the SPY methodology developed into a creative and analytical approach to problem solving.” With over 103 workshops and counting, reviews from SPY attendees have been overwhelmingly positive, citing the benefits of a workshop:

"I’ll never look at photography and taking pictures the same after my workshop with Roberta.” ~ Delphine, after a 2-hr private night photo workshop

“I received a camera for my birthday and a class at NYC Spark Your Creativity...and it was such a great experience that I keep going back. Every class teaches me something new and allows my creativity to flow a bit more. Roberta is a magnificent teacher - patient, kind, funny, and sincere! I would recommend for everyone - from beginners to seasoned individuals. You can fly solo, with friends or with your partner. This is a great opportunity to learn new things, take great pictures, explore New York and meet new & interesting people. I would highly recommend it!” ~ C.C.

Originally intended to host 99 workshops, SPY has reached its goal and continues to transform, due to the founder’s boundless energy, enthusiasm and over 20 years’ experience as a seasoned photographer.

For more information and to attend a customized group photo experience, visit Register this fall at with code LOVE and pay only $475 for a customized group photo experience of 6 participants / (20% off from $600)

About Roberta Fineberg, creator of SPY:
Roberta Fineberg is a seasoned photographer, author, and teacher. Her work has appeared worldwide in print and online from editorial to commercial assignments, book and cover art, to environmental portraits and lifestyle photography. She has worked extensively with prominent clients including photography for HBO American Beauty campaign (in US Today, TV guide and Entertainment Weekly), AT&T, Le Monde, Ms., to name a few.

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Roberta Fineberg
Roberta Fineberg Photography
235 E 95th St. (15D)
New York, NY 10128

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Kill Ebola & Other Germs with Ozone & Ion Generators, Advises Environmental Hygienist

Ebola and other virus and bacteria building decontamination is most effective and affordable when the decontamination protocol includes high output ozone and negative ion generators, according to Certified Environmental Hygienist Phillip Fry.

Montrose, Michigan, October 23, 2014 (Straight Line PR) - “The decontamination protocol for Ebola and other high-risk heath threats, including bioterrorism, should include both high output ozone gas and negative ion generators that are both highly effective, affordable, high-tech ways to decontaminate homes, other buildings, furniture, and furnishings infested with Ebola and other viruses, bacteria, germs, toxic mold spores,” reports Phillip Fry, Certified Environmental Hygienist and Professional Industrial Hygienist.

Ozone Kills Viruses, Bacteria, and Toxic Mold

Ozone gas is a regular, two oxygen atom molecule (0²) to which an extra oxygen atom has been temporarily added by the ozone generator to create a three oxygen atom molecule, (ozone gas) (0³).

This extra oxygen atom gives the molecule its ozone gas a very effective and powerful oxidizing power to kill Ebola virus infestations, Enterovirus, MRSA, MERS, H7N9 Avian Flu, SARS, Tuberculosis, influenzas, toxic mold spores, other biological health infestations, and bioterrorism threats such as weaponized anthrax, small pox, and certain deadly, fast-reproducing mold spores.

“The EnviroFry high output ozone generator is ideal to decontaminate medical treatment and patient rooms in hospitals and other care facilities, as well as residences, hotel rooms, workplaces, public buildings, airplanes, buses, and trains that contain, or have been exposed to, biological health threats,” recommends Mr. Fry, who is co-manager of the international EnviroFry environmental hygienists firm, and also a former hospital administrator and former staff member of the National Institutes of Health (U.S. Public Health Service).

For more information on how ozone kills Ebola, other viruses and bacteria, and toxic mold spores and growth, visit and

Negative Ion Generators and HEPA Filters Purify Indoor Air

The EnviroFry Negative Ion Generator is a high quality, long-lasting, highly effective, reliable negative room ionizer that puts into room air 80 to 100 trillion ions per second to removes particles from the air as small as .01 microns, such as pollen, dust, mold spores, pet dander, and other allergens.

The EnviroFry ionizer has two built-in, positively-charged collection plates to take negatively-charged pollutants out of the indoor air in the room being treated with massive numbers of negative ions.

Almost all airborne contaminants (dust, allergens, mites, germs, and other contaminants) carry a positive electrical charge. Ionizers collect and remove these positively charged ions using the principle of opposites attract.

When a high enough concentration of negative ions is disbursed into room air, the positively charged floating particles will fuse with the negatively charged ions and fall harmlessly to the unit’s positively-charged collection plates and/or to the floor and other surfaces to be removed through HEPA vacuuming and other decontamination procedures.

In addition, by removing airborne contaminants that would otherwise be inhaled, ionizers significantly reduce occupant sneezing, coughing, and throat irritations that would help spread Ebola and other viruses and bacteria to other people.

As an additional air purification machine, EnviroFry also offers its six-stage air purifier that removes indoor health threats by the combination of HEPA filter, germicidal UV lamp, activated carbon filter, ionizer, programmable ozone sanitizer, and anti-bacterial pre-filter.

For more information on how negative ion generators and six-stage air purifiers remove Ebola and other viruses and bacteria, as well as toxic mold spores, visit Read the ten steps for safe and effective mold removal and mold remediation at

For additional information about the health dangers of exposure to elevated levels of indoor toxic mold, visit and

Building decontamination questions can also be emailed to Phillip Fry or phoned to Phillip toll-free 1-866-300-1616 or 1-810-639-0523 or cell phone 1-480-310-7970, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. eastern USA time zone, Monday through Saturday.

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Phillip Fry
EnviroFry Environmental Hygienists
10104 Sheridan Rd.
Montrose, Michigan 48457

The Award-Winning “Anything Goes -The Musical with Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter” Coming to The Golden State Theatre on November 29th and 30th & December 6th and 7th, 2014

Winner of 6 Tony Awards and 9 Drama Desk Awards

Monterey, CA, October 23, 2014 (Straight Line PR) - Save the Date! Broadway is coming to the Monterey Peninsula and you are invited! Presented by the award-winning Broadway by the Bay, there will be four outstanding performances of “Anything Goes – The Musical - with Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter” at the Golden State Theatre, 479 Alvarado, Downtown Monterey on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 8:00 p.m., Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Bring your friends and your family for a fun professionally produced live theatre experience with great talent, beautiful sets and vintage costumes! Enjoy a chance to step back in time and dress in glamorous 1930’s attire. Sip and savor special 1930’s inspired cocktails including “Anything Goes Cosmopolitan”, “Salty Dog” and the “Sea Breeze”, among others, at the Golden State Theatre bar before and during the show. Red Velvet cupcakes will also be available as Red Velvet Cake originated in the 1930’s at the famous Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. The Golden State Theatre allows purchased food and drink to be enjoyed at your seats within the theatre. Those attendees who come to any performance in their 1930’s attire will be entered to win special prizes, including a subscription to next year’s season of Broadway by the Bay performances at the Golden State Theatre.

Anything Goes is produced by Broadway By the Bay, a theatrical non-profit 501(c)3 organization that has been professionally producing award-winning musicals for nearly 50 years. For tickets, go to or call (831) 649-1070. Group ticket discounts are available for 10 or more.

About Anything Goes:
All-aboard! Set sail with us from New York to London in the famous Cole Porter musical, Anything Goes (1934), featuring well-known hit tunes such as, "It's De-Lovely"," You're the Top", "I Get a Kick Out of You", and the famous title song, "Anything Goes." Reno Sweeney jumps on board the S.S. American and heads out to sea with a cast of singing sailors and criminals in disguise. A case of mistaken identities and broken hearts adds to this classic romantic comedy and its ultimate happy ending. Don’t miss it! Winner of 6 Tony Awards and 9 Drama Desk Awards, this is a musical that is sure to delight and entertain all ages!

This popular musical has been made into several Hollywood films and performed numerous times over the years on Broadway and in London theaters, including a film with Monterey’s own, Bing Crosby. The musical has long been a popular choice for school and community productions here as well. Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was a world-renowned American composer and songwriter who left a musical legacy for generations to enjoy. For more information about the life and accomplishments of Cole Porter, go to

About Broadway by the Bay:
Broadway By the Bay inspires, educates and engages the community and local talent through the power of musical theatre. Broadway By the Bay was established as San Mateo Community Theatre in 1965. They are the only major musical theatre company between San Francisco and Palo Alto producing largest scale musical productions using local talents. They are committed to producing the highest quality shows while maintaining accessibility to our community through affordable ticket prices. In their 49-year history we have received numerous awards and countless acclamations, but none as valued and important than the continued patronage by our community. They are the resident musical theatre company of the historic Fox Theatre in downtown Redwood City owned by Lori and Eric Lochtefeld.

Broadway By the Bay was recently nominated and is a finalist for 11 out of 14 prestigious The Theatre Bay Area (TBA) Awards for three of their productions, “Evita”, “In the Heights” and “Dreamgirls”, with 21 total finalist nominations. Nominations were received for the productions of Evita, In the Heights and Dreamgirls in the following categories for recent productions in 2014: Outstanding Overall Production, Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Music Direction, Outstanding Costume, Outstanding Scenic Design, Outstanding Lighting Design Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Performance of a Male Actor, Featured Role, Outstanding Performance of a Female Actor, Featured Role, Outstanding Performance of a Male Actor, Principal Role and Outstanding Performance of a Female Actor, Principal Role. The TBA Awards are designed to honor excellence in professionally oriented theatre through a peer-based, Bay Area-wide adjudication process and over 78 Bay Area production companies are evaluated and 183 submitted productions. The inaugural TBA Awards Celebration is scheduled for November 10, 2014 at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. More details can be found on

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Wendy Brickman (831) 633-4444 or
Marci Bracco (831) 747-7455 or

About the Golden State Theatre:
In 1926, a 15,000 square-foot Moorish castle rose on Alvarado Street, to the amazement of locals and visitors alike. A new cinema and live performance venue to rival those in California's largest cities, the Golden State Theatre , which was built by the Reid Brothers, was the definition of an opulent movie palace. After decades of deterioration, it was faithfully restored to its former glory, featuring an Old World grand lobby and mezzanine, one thousand plush velvet seats, state-of-the-art sound, and the indefinable magic of a truly historic setting. B.B. King, Bill Cosby, Willie Nelson, Yes, Patti Smith, Bob Weir and The Smothers Brothers — these are just some of the names that have graced the stage, contributing to the Theatre's new legacy since its renovation and exciting revival. The community is invited to attend a world-class concert or film festival at the Golden State Theatre, or host your own special event here, and become part of its new chapter of history.

The Golden State Theatre is operated by husband and wife entrepreneurs, Eric and Lori Lochtefeld, along with a team of industry professionals from across the country. They are also co-owners of the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, also built by the Reid Brothers in 1929, where they hold nearly 200 events per year. Through their work with the Fox Theatre and the community, they have helped to revitalize downtown Redwood City. For more information, go to or call (831) 649-1070.

The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado Street in downtown Monterey and has many outstanding events coming up in 2015. To arrange any interviews, please call Wendy Brickman at (831) 633-4444 or email For more information and to be added to their newsletter list, go to

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Wendy Brickman
Brickman Marketing
395 Del Monte Center #250
Monterey, CA 93940

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

One Performance Only! “A Toast to the Rat Pack” Coming to The Golden State Theatre on Sunday, October 26, 2014 Followed by the “Rat Pack” Dinner at Cibo Ristorante Italiano

Save the Date and enjoy a great afternoon with the fabulous Rat Pack!

Monterey, CA, October 22, 2014 - Save the Date and enjoy a great afternoon with the fabulous Rat Pack! Bring the whole family to "A Toast to the Rat Pack" that is coming to the Golden State Theatre!


WHAT: “A Toast to the Rat Pack”

Enjoy a very special afternoon that will pay homage to the voices and characters and tastes of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Dean Martin…plus Marilyn Monroe. With the talented cast, take a trip back to the glamorous, hot, glitzy nights of Las Vegas. Experience world famous classic recordings, great laughs and more that bring the music and lives of these legendary characters together again!

WHEN: Sunday, October 26th at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Golden State Theatre, 479 Alvarado, Downtown Monterey. (831) 649-1070.

TICKETS: Tickets are available now at, or by calling 831-649-1070 or on the day of the show. Tickets range from $49-$66.Group ticket discounts are available for 10 or more.

RAT PACK DINNER AT CIBO: Following the performance, the fun continues at nearby Cibo Ristorante Italiano! After the performance, walk a half block to Cibo Ristorante Italiano, 301 Alvarado Street in downtown Monterey. Enjoy their Happy Hour until 5:00 p.m. with specially priced drinks and appetizers followed by the “Rat Pack” Italian 3-Course Dinner (5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.). The dinner is just $24.95 (see menu below) with a copy of your Golden State Theatre ticket stub or printout. For more information, or reservations, call (831)649-8151 or visit

About A Toast to the Rat Pack

Drift back to a tuxedoed, glamorous era where the famous rubbed shoulders with the politicians and partied hard. Frank, Sammy & Dean, all around entertainers injected their songs into a lifestyle that everyone wanted. The lights dim, the room quiets and the announcer says "Ladies and Gentlemen, direct from the bar... Dean Martin!!" Dean opens the show with a few songs and some relaxed humor, introduces Sammy to kick up
the energy, then Frank appears to belt a few great standards. The guys then take the stage together to sing and joke their way to a fun finale, including audience interaction along the way.

"A Toast to the Rat Pack" will take you on a musical journey featuring the greatest hits from the legendary Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. This production will treat you to Frank's hits including “Come Fly With Me”, “Lady is a Tramp”, “My Way”, and “New York, New York”! Enjoy the soothing sounds of Dean with great songs like “Volare”, “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime”, and “That's Amore”! And from the great Sammy Davis Jr... “That Old Black Magic”, “Mr. Bojangles” and “Candy Man”! These guys not only sing like their heroes, they physically resemble them on stage, share their unique mannerisms and even talk like they are at the Sands taking part in the “Summit”.

About the Performers

Sebastian Anzaldo – Performing ast Frank Sinatra

Originally hailing from Omaha, Nebraska, Sebastian Anzaldo grew up in a musical family (his father was a sax player and later a talent agent, his mother was a singer). He started playing drums and singing at age 11. Sebastian’s passion for jazz led him to New York, compliments of The National Endowment For The Arts. The next year, he headed to the opposite coast to make his fame and fortune in L.A., where he played professionally for 14 years. He then relocated to “The Entertainment Capitol Of The World” -- Las Vegas, where he discovered his knack for doing “Frank”. With a dedication to perfecting the art of Sinatra, everything was in place and Sebastian began doing one corporate event after another. As word got out that there was a new ‘Chairman’ in town, he got the call to star in ‘The Tribute To The Rat Pack’ on the Las Vegas Strip. This in turn led to six years at the Riviera Hotel & Casino headlining with Sharon Owens as Barbra Streisand in the wonderful “Barbra & Frank, The Concert That Never Was...”. Sebastian debuted his Sinatra tribute on national TV in the summer of 2007 on the ABC hit show, The Next Best Thing, where he came in 2nd to none other than Elvis! In 2010, he performed at Foxwoods in Connecticut in “Legends In Concert” and is currently performing nightly with the “Barbra & Frank” show at the Westin, Las Vegas. Tours include United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, London, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, Bahamas and many more!

Andy Di Mino – Performing as Dean Martin

Although Andy DiMino’s background may be more in music and singing than celebrityimpersonations, DiMino is a natural when it comes to bringing ol’ Dino back to life. DiMino has been entertaining audiences for practically his entire life. Growing up in Southern California, his high school rock bands opened Hollywood club shows for groups like The Doors and Iron Butterfly. Playing the ski circuit in Colorado led to an album with RCA as a founding member and songwriter for the band First Fire, and later tour dates as keyboard player/singer with Mary MacGregor (“Torn Between Two Lovers”).

However, the road is a tough place to raise a family, and eventually DiMino decided to leave the rock club circuit to stay close to home and raise his son. He started focusing on songwriting, working as a solo guitarist/singer in restaurants and pubs. A first place prize on TV’s “Gong Show” planted the seed for variety. Eventually, DiMino wanted to expand his career, so he set out for Las Vegas in 1990 with the hopes of finding something different that would allow him to continue working with talented people while still singing great songs.

Once in Las Vegas, DiMino quickly added acting and improv to his credits, appearing in TV commercials, a “Tonight Show” comedy sketch with Jay Leno and a bit part in a Kenny Rogers TV movie. DiMino also found work as Las Vegas legend Buddy Greco's production manager, working his big band dance/live radio shows at the Flamingo. It was here that DiMino got some of his earliest Vegas singing experiences, when Greco arranged a big band vocal chart for DiMino to sing on stage with his band.

Eventually, DiMino found various other gigs at the local hotels, playing everything from a Medieval musician (guitar) at Excalibur to Caesar himself at Caesar’s Palace. He even joined the strolling opera group at the Venetian as the mandolin/guitarist. His vocal contributions? The Italian/American songs of Dean Martin.

As a child, DiMino watched the Dean Martin Variety Hour weekly on TV. He was drawn to Martin’s relaxed style of singing, and soon started collecting CDs, videos and books on the Rat Pack member. DiMino collected Martin memorabilia for over five years before he ever put on the tux and held his first fake cigarette, and was even encouraged by his mother to use his physical likeness, ability to sing and even walk like Martin as a career opportunity. DiMino saw other Rat Pack acts working in Las Vegas and decided to give it a try, taking his new “Dino” act on the road, performing as Martin in a long running lounge show at Harrahs, big band/concert shows in Arizona, Lake Tahoe and Boston, and local corporate events. DiMino was a success, and people of all ages would stop to tell him how close his recreation of Martin was. One older lady even stopped DiMino to tell him how much she loved Frank and remembered how all the guys wanted to be Frank, before leaning in close and whispering, “but Frank always wanted to be Dean.”

When DiMino isn’t on stage in a Las Vegas showroom, he can still be found performing at corporate events. DiMino’s also back on the road, traveling to both coasts and in between, for various engagements performing as Dean, and also crooning and swinging the "standards" as himself. With his love for music and comedy of the Rat Pack generation, his close physical resemblance to Dean Martin and an Italian background (DiMino’s father and all four grandparents were from Sicily), it looks like Andy DiMino has truly found his calling.

Lambus F. Dean – Performing as Sammy Davis, Jr.

A native of Chicago, IL, Lambus was the 10th child from a family of 8 boys and 3 girls. He discovered his love for singing while in his teenage years, Do-Whopping with seasoned singers in his neighborhood. This led to invitations performing in various nightclubs and churches in the area. Once bitten by the entertainment bug, Lambus maintained his connections to music in and around his work and family responsibilities by joining theater groups and taking the occasional acting and singing parts as opportunities arose.

As a member of the ETA Creative Arts Theater, The Mary Matthews Theater Company and The Free Street Theater, all in Chicago, Lambus landed roles as diverse as Lazarus and other biblical characters to the starring role portraying Sam Cooke in “A Change Gonna Come’. He toured Europe in a musical documentary production of “Project, Life and Times in the Cabrini Green Housing Project”, which was showcased in the International Festival of Theaters.

Lambus relocated to Las Vegas in the late 1990’s to try his luck at performing full time. His versatility enabled him to work as a solo artist as in groups where he quickly learned choreography and background harmonies as required in addition to carrying many lead vocal positions.

A much sought after performer in Las Vegas, Lambus has answered the call to perform with a Temptations Tribute group, Touch of Silk, (a spin off of the Flamingos “I Only Have Eyes For You”) Spectrum, a group voted “Best Lounge act of Las Vegas 2005” and numerous “Rat Pack”, tribute ensembles a perfect impersonation of Sammy Davis Jr.

Lambus has performed in casinos big and small on the Las Vegas strip, either as himself or his tribute to Sammy Davis Jr, (which he does with or without the rest of the Rat Pack). In fact he produced and starred in his own show entitled “A Musical Journey on Route 66”, a wonderful production that audiences enjoyed at the Westward Ho Casino on the strip for 2 months in 2004.

Another jewel in his crown of achievements was his second place finish in the NBC television shows “America’s Most Talented Senior”, an American Idol style show for people 50 and over. Currently Lambus enjoys mixing his entertainment options doing group projects, solo work, impersonating tributes, or recording in the studio. He also produced a Lambus Dean CD with some great original material.

Susan Griffiths – Performing as Marilyn Monroe

Notably the most famous Marilyn Monroe impersonator in the world, Susan Griffiths began her career with “Legends In Concert”. She went on to star in the ABC Movie of the Week, “Marilyn and Me”. She’s played the actress in several TV shows such as “Quantum Leap”, “Nip Tuck” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, with Larry David and Dustin Hoffman. Most notably she was cast by Quentin Tarantino for the “diner scene” in “Pulp Fiction”.

When David LaChapelle was asked to create a video for Elton John’s live Red Piano review, Susan was cast to star in his “Candle In the Wind” video. She went on to be photographed by LaChapelle for Vanity Fair with Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriquez in a photo called Blood Brothers. When GQ Magazine photographed Jimmy Kimmel as JFK for their presidential issue, Susan was chosen as Marilyn for the cover shot.

With a recent role on the new TV series The Defenders, an appearance on American Idol and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Susan continues her portrayal of the famous bombshell. She has teamed up with Andrew DiMino, the best Dean Martin impersonator to create “The Crooner and the Bombshell”. It features duets, along with the classic Dean and Marilyn songs.

Here are some reviews of Sebastian Anzaldo performing as Frank Sinatra…

“...a gem of a show.”

“Sebastian is the Sinatra in his hey day...Confident, cocky, and well, one word describes the man...Swingin!!” - Nightmoves/Call Back

“This is more than just a terrific show - it’s a showbiz topper!”

“If one closes the eyes and just listens, you would swear the actual person is on stage...

Then when you open your eyes you see a swinging Frank.” “A show you must see!” - Heard Around Town/Las Vegas Leasure Guide

“The role is perfectly cast with Sebastian Anzaldo portraying Sinatra.”

“The tribute artist sings beautifully, which leaves the audience wondering whether the real star could have done an even better job...” - What’s On Las Vegas

“...Anzaldo resembles and sounds like a young, handsome Frank Sinatra...” - Showbiz Weekly

“Anzaldo has the Sinatra swagger...he immerses himself in the character.”
“If you are a fan of this legendary entertainer, you should get a kick out of this show...” - Accent/Las Vegas Sun

“When you reach a point in watching such a show that for a moment you actually believe he is who he is performing as, it really sends a chill up your spine.”

Dinner At Cibo Ristorante Italiano

Cibo Ristorante Italiano “Rat Pack” Dinner Menu
Sunday, October 26th – 5 pm – 10 pm
3 courses - $24.95 per person

Tuscan White Bean Soup
Cannellini Beans, Imported Pancetta, Rosemary Infused Oil
Insalata Della Casa
Mixed Baby Field Greens, Balsamic Vinaigrette

Choice of:

Pollo Arrostito
Mary’s Roasted Half Free Range Chicken, Creamy Fontina Polenta, Roasted Cauliflower Ragout, Pancetta & Rosemary Reduction

Fresh Grilled Salmon
Brown Butter & Blood Orange Puree, Farro Risotto, Wild Mushrooms & Swiss Chard

Rigatoni Di Giovanni
Short Pasta Tubes, Fresh Tomato, Sweet Basil, Garlic, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Imported Ricotta

House Made Lasagna
House made four cheese Lasagna layered with a tomato meat sauce, bechamel, spinach & cheeses

Mascarpone layered with a hint of shaved chocolate, espresso and liquor-soaked savoiardi

About the Golden State Theatre:
In 1926, a 15,000 square-foot Moorish castle rose on Alvarado Street, to the amazement of locals and visitors alike. A new cinema and live performance venue to rival those in California's largest cities, the Golden State Theatre , which was built by the Reid Brothers, was the definition of an opulent movie palace. After decades of deterioration, it was faithfully restored to its former glory, featuring an Old World grand lobby and mezzanine, one thousand plush velvet seats, state-of-the-art sound, and the indefinable magic of a truly historic setting. B.B. King, Bill Cosby, Willie Nelson, Yes, Patti Smith, Bob Weir and The Smothers Brothers — these are just some of the names that have graced the stage, contributing to the Theatre's new legacy since its renovation and exciting revival. The community is invited to attend a world-class concert or film festival at the Golden State Theatre, or host your own special event here, and become part of its new chapter of history.

The Golden State Theatre is operated by husband and wife entrepreneurs, Eric and Lori Lochtefeld, along with a team of industry professionals from across the country. They are also co-owners of the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, also built by the Reid Brothers in 1929, where they hold nearly 200 events per year. Through their work with the Fox Theatre and the community, they have helped to revitalize downtown Redwood City. For more information, go to or call (831) 649-1070.

The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado Street in Downtown Monterey and has many outstanding events coming up in 2014/2015. To arrange any interviews, please call Wendy Brickman at (831) 633-4444 or email For more information and to be added to their newsletter list, go to

Wendy Brickman
Brickman Marketing
395 Del Monte Center #250
Monterey, CA 93940

Monterey Dentist Urges Patients to Choose Strawberries for a Healthier, More Attractive Smile

Dr. Jeanette Kern explains why our region’s #2 largest crop is not only delicious but very helpful to our dental health!

Monterey, CA, October 22, 2014, -- Smile whitening is the most popular cosmetic treatment in America. Whitening requires no downtime and can vary in cost from $10 for drug store whitening strips to more than a thousand dollars for multiple, light activated whitening sessions at your dentist’s office.

Not all consumers who want a whiter smile are interested in the use of whitening products on their teeth; many whitening products make teeth more sensitive, contain peroxide as the activating ingredient, and if applied improperly, which happens frequently with at home and over the counter applications, whitening solutions can burn gum tissue.

After speaking with patients and naturopathic clinicians who expressed interest natural whitening methods, Monterey Dentist, Dr. Jeanette Kern created a list of simple, natural and scientifically-proven ways to whiten your smile and also support local strawberry farmers.

Dr. Kern explains how strawberries help us achieve a whiter, brighter smile

Dr. Kern suggests we eat local Strawberries! Strawberries contain malic acid, which acts as an truly effective natural astringent cleaning away harmful bacteria that can cause tooth decay and discoloration. Strawberries also have high levels of vitamin C, which remove plaque, a major contributor to the staining of teeth.

About our local Strawberry Industry
The value of the California strawberry crop is approximately $2.3 billion with $713 million coming from Monterey County. According to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, strawberries are the sixth most valuable fruit crop produced in California.

Where Strawberries are Grown
In California, strawberries are planted on more 38,900 acres. Coastal California’s rich sandy soil and temperate climate extends the strawberry growing season 500 miles up the coast from San Diego to the Monterey Bay. Strawberry production shifts between north and south with the changing seasons. Fall and winter production starts in October in Ventura County and reaches south into Orange and San Diego Counties in late December or early January. Production in the south generally extends into April or May. Staggered planting schedules in the Santa Maria area bridges the seasons, with the harvest beginning in March, and continues into the late fall.

California's northern strawberry growing region is south of San Francisco and includes Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties and some acreage in Santa Clara and San Benito counties. Watsonville and Salinas account for almost half of the state's strawberry acreage. Shipments from northern areas begin in April, peak in May or June, and continue through November.

Growing & Harvesting
Strawberries are grown as an annual crop in California. The plants are first grown in a nursery and then transplanted into the fields by growers. In the northern districts, plants are replaced each fall at the end of harvest, and lay dormant through the winter. In the Oxnard and Santa Maria regions, plantings in late July through September provide strawberries through the fall and winter.

California's 12-month growing season contributes to higher strawberry yields per acre than any other growing area. Other areas of the country have shorter production cycles, from an average of five-months to as short as a few weeks.

All California strawberries are hand-picked to ensure only the highest quality berries are harvested. Strawberry plants continually produce new fruit throughout their season. During peak season plants are harvested every three days. Fresh strawberries are rushed to coolers, where huge fans remove the field heat, and then shipped within 24 hours on refrigerated trucks or air freighted to their final destination. Strawberries selected for processing are gently washed, sorted and frozen quickly to ensure the best flavor and appearance. Berries are sliced, pureed or kept whole for freezing.

About Dr. Jeanette Kern
Dr. Jeanette Kern is an award-winning dentist whose recognitions include Outstanding Woman in Monterey County by the Monterey County Commission on the Status of Women, Business Excellence Award from the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and Woman of the Year from the Professional Women’s Network.

Dr. Kern completed postdoctoral training with world-renowned dental instructors at the Rosenthal Institute at New York University and the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum at University of the Pacific. Prior to becoming a dentist, Dr. Kern worked as a dental hygienist and taught Hygiene at UCLA and USC. She graduated at the top of her class from the School of Dentistry at UCLA.

Dr. Kern utilizes the latest techniques and technology to make treatment comfortable for her patients.

For more information and valuable dental health information, check out the website at To schedule an interview call Wendy Brickman 831-633-4444.

Wendy Brickman
Brickman Marketing
395 Del Monte Center #250
Monterey, CA 93940

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

GLTYR Gives Life To Your Reality

Instantly Create And Send Multimedia Messages With GLTYR

Scottsdale, AZ, October 22, 2014 — GLTYR, which stands for "Give Life To Your Reality," is a mobile content-creation service for businesses and service providers with extremely limited marketing budgets. GLTYR allows the user to create a multimedia message or a spot commercial integrated with picture, text, audio and video that can be easily shared with a link though a text message, email or on social media platforms.

GLTYR is perfect for small business owners, individual service providers like doctors, plumbers, real estate agents, performing artists, schools, non-profits, sales professionals, literally anyone who wants to connect with their audience quickly and have their message heard loud and clear!

GLTYR is mobile only, meaning the content is created entirely on a mobile device, but your message can be shared across all devices and browsers. Once your message is created with GLTYR, it can be easily edited from your mobile device and when you click “Save”, the link to your GLTYR profile is immediately updated.

Think of GLTYR as the “Dropbox” for multimedia content sharing.

Before GLTYR, there was no platform that offered the opportunity to convey a quick and efficient multimedia message that builds trust with your audience instantly.

GLTYR offers just that by incorporating picture, audio and video into the message. GLTYR had its roots as a mobile multimedia resume creation service in efforts to give resumes a little pizazz! Traditional resumes sent on paper or via email are the least impactful ways to make an emotional connection with an audience. Picture, audio and video are the most powerful forms of media to build trust, as they give your audience a chance to see a complete picture of who you are or what your message is all about which can otherwise be lost by reading an email or by simply looking at your paper resume.

Founder Dr. Subra Sudhakar commented, “Trust is the fundamental building block for any successful, long-term relationship. But how can we build trust quickly in a virtual world with limited attention spans, where we’re all connected only through technology via mobile devices and computers? What’s the best way to get your customers’ attention quickly, build relationships, and make your message heard to help them decide whether or not to do business with you? GLTYR solves this problem in five minutes or less entirely from a mobile device.”

Here are just some of the unique ways that the GLTYR app can be used for:

* Personal Commercials
* News bulletins
* Announcements
* Invitations/Events
* Product Information
* Testimonials
* Greeting Cards
* Resume’s
* Sales Pitches
* Dating Profiles
* Recipes
* Job Listings
* Coupons/Promotions
* Company Profiles
* Digital Signatures

About GLTYR:
Founded in 2013, GLTYR Gives Life To Your Reality! GLTYR allows the user to create a unique multimedia message or a commercial with an image, a 30 second audio, a 30 second video and up to 900 characters of text that can be easily edited and shared with a link by text message, email or on social media platforms, all through your smartphone.

GLTYR is quick and easy. Make your GLTYR profile from your mobile device in less than five minutes. Individual accounts are available for free for iPhone on iTunes here:

Try GLTYR for Android in Beta on Google Play here:

For more information, visit the GLTYR website:

Scott Kelly
Black Dog Promotions
9920 S. Rural Rd., Ste 108
Tempe, AZ 85284

RSA Group in the Running for WfMC Award for Excellence Thanks to AuraPortal

Co-sponsored by WfMC and and now in their 20th year, the prestigious Global Awards for Excellence in BPM & Workflow recognize organizations that have demonstrably excelled in implementing innovative business process solutions.

Woburn, MA, October 22, 2014 – AURA (, a global provider of AuraPortal Business Process Management (BPM) software, has announced that, thanks to the successful implementation of its AuraPortal BPM suite, RSA Insurance Group (Chile) has been selected as a finalist in the WfMC Global Awards for Excellence in BPM and Workflow, putting them in the running for gold.

AuraPortal has been distinguished with great advantage over its competitors by Ovum in its Decision Matrix report and by other renowned analyst firms.

Finalists were selected by a panel of judges drawn from the sponsors and the winner will be announced at the awards ceremony which takes place during a gala dinner in Oak Brook (Illinois) on September 30.

The implementation of RSA's main process, the Insurance Policy Quotes and Reserves Process, which is currently running at full capacity, required the use of high performance technologies such as DAD (Dynamically Activated Divisions), Distributed Treatments, Integrated Tasks, etc., providing the process with extraordinary capabilities that would not have been possible with other BPM Suites in the market, even with extensive additional programming.

RSA however built the process model on the AuraPortal suite, without having to use any additional programming code, determining right down to the smallest detail how the process should act when executed. And more importantly still, no programming is necessary when making modifications throughout the useful life of the process.

RSA is a leading multinational insurance group, present in over 130 countries and with close to 20 million customers. In Chile it is the no. 1 company for general insurance in the market.

Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) and jointly sponsor the annual Global Awards for Excellence in BPM and Workflow. The awards program is managed by Future Strategies Inc.

AURA is a global BPM (Business Process Management) software provider delivering a solution that creates, without the need of IT programming, Business Process Workflow Execution Models. AuraPortal is 100% Web-based, and is complementary to existing ERP and CRM systems.

AURA has a presence in 40 countries with more than 300 customers including, among others: Walmart, Toyota, General Motors, Pemex (Petroleos Mexicanos), Carrefour, ArcelorMittal, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Danone, INCAE, Kimberly-Clark, Yamaha, Royal KPN, Bristol-Myers Squibb, etc., as well as many Government Agencies and Departments in several countries. All of these customers benefit from maintenance contracts.

It is headquartered in Europe and has an executive branch in North America (Florida). It also has offices in several countries and a vast network of partners who locally attend customers throughout the world.

Nina Moon
400 Trade Center
Woburn, MA 01801-7472

ITB Asia 2014, a Great occasion for Luxury Travel to Continue Growing within the B2B Travel industry in Southeast Asia

The luxury tour operator Luxury Travel Ltd, operating in Vietnam and other Southeast Asian destinations, will be participating in the upcoming ITB Asia 2014 at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from October 29-31, 2014.

Hanoi, Vietnam, October 22, 2014 - The luxury tour operator Luxury Travel Ltd (, operating in Vietnam and other Southeast Asian destinations, will be participating in the upcoming ITB Asia 2014 at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from October 29-31, 2014.

ITB Asia is one of the key annual Asia Pacific travel shows, attracting more than 9,000 attendees from over 110 countries. As a leading international seller, and with over 10 years of experience in organizing luxury tours, Luxury Travel Ltd will, of course, be one of these exhibitors.

For this B2B event, Luxury Travel is looking forward to sharing our philosophy and the expanding range of products now available across Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. Offering customized itineraries suitable for both the leisure and MICE markets, Luxury Travel will also make the most of this great event to discuss possible future co-operation with key players in the travel industry.

Always looking for anopportunity to meet tourism professionals, build new relationships and share its passion for travel and Southeast Asia, Luxury Travel will be at stand F/A21, sharing the booth with its partner and supplier Sunrise Nha Trang Beach Hotel & Spa.

Luxury Travel is sharing a booth with the Nha Trang resort as in February 2015 it will launch the innovative concept of Emperor Cruises, a joint venture in partnership with the specialist cruise company Huong Hai Ltd, offering luxurious cruises in the gorgeous Bay of Nha Trang on traditional and stylish junks with a range of superior services.

Luxury Travel has also designed new concepts for the 2014/15 season and will be happy to share them. These insights are showcased in 5 categories:

o Inside Luxury Travel Ltd allows guests to get “beneath” the surface of our destinations, taking them to unique locations and behind the scenes,

o Expert Lux where guests meet experts in their field,

o Gourmet Lux offers gastronomic interactions to experience the best of local cuisine,

o Building Lux empowers travelers with the opportunity to help local underprivileged communities,

o Access Lux offers once in a lifetime experiences.

Luxury Travel has recently been rewarded for the 7th time since 2007 by the Guide Magazine, confirming that its teams maintain their high standards and always strive to satisfy their clients beyond their expectations, thanks to their expertise, knowhow, commitment, solid infrastructure and extreme attention to detail.

Thu Hien
Luxury Travel Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Street
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi
84.4.39274120 Ext 107

Blue Asset Management LLC Opens New England office

Blue Asset Management LLC, a leading firm in non-performing commercial mortgage debt, has opened an office in Hingham Mass. expanding the company’s northeast footprint to 7 states. Matt Galvin, local real estate operator, is managing director.

Boston, MA, October 22, 2014 - New Jersey based Blue Asset Management LLC, a leading small and mid-cap mortgage disposition firm dealing in non-performing commercial mortgage debt, has recently opened a second office in Hingham Massachusetts expanding the company’s northeast footprint to seven states. Matt Galvin, local real estate operator who has been involved in numerous high yield real estate acquisitions in New England while working with several large New England real estate groups, was named managing director. The office is located at 25 Recreation Park Drive Ste 206, Hingham, Mass.

The opening follows four years of strong performance resulting in the acquisition and disposition of over $120 million in commercial mortgage debt by Blue Asset Management. The new office currently has been involved in the acquisition of over $30 million in real estate assets under management in New England, and is targeting $100 million in the next 12 months.

Blue Asset Management’s steady growth and our expanding national footprint are a tribute to our talented staff, successfully navigating the mortgage challenges existing in these past few years,” according to Charles Blumenkehl, CEO and founder of Blue Asset Management. “Our asset management team understands the product and players and achieves top executions for our firm and investors.”

“The New England market is bustling with activity,” according to Matt Galvin, director of the New England office. “We provide an excellent solution for lenders and banks as the economy strengthens. I’m excited to combine our talents in the repositioning and disposition of these assets.”

A continuous effort of providing capital solutions for non-performing debt to local, regional and national commercial banks and lenders remains the key driver for the firm’s success. Blumenkehl added, “The ability to fund and execute quickly and efficiently makes us a huge value added to our banking relationships as we continue to assist in repositioning non-performing assets to the benefit of the lender, borrower and our investors.

Founded in 2008, Blue Asset Management is a private company with real estate and mortgage interests in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. For more information about Blue Asset Management LLC log onto the company website at .

Charles Blumenkehl
Blue Asset Management LLC
2282 Hamburg Tpke
Wayne, NJ 07470

Saturday, October 18, 2014

MAX Agency Press Release - October 19, 2014

Featured in this week’s press release is MAX Agency model talent Meaghan Ritola.

Toronto, ON, October 19, 2014 - Meaghan’s education is centered on Journalism and broadcast television and although she has done some acting she is in the midst of preparing to audition for Acting programs a various schools,

“Right now I’m in journalism at Guelph-Humber University. It’s helped me a lot because obviously I wanted to go into broadcast television. It has definitely made me more confident because we get to actually work with the cameras at our school and we get to use the broadcast room. My professors have helped me come out of my shell. Because of MAX it helped me figure out what I really want to do which is acting.”

Where would you like to study acting?

“I am hoping to get into the acting for film and television program at Humber. It’s a practical program so I’d be taking a whole completely new course. I am also applying to other acting programs.”

Meaghan’s enthusiasm for the industry and willingness to do every kind of acting project available to her including unpaid work to build up her reel led me to suggest Randolph Academy which specializes in the triple threat approach of singing, dancing and acting. What experience in the industry have you had so far?

“My internship has helped me. I interned with Bell Media at Space Channel and I got to see the production side of things and I got to help out on the show called Innerspace. I got to help out at the MMVA’s which was great! I was also able to help with CTV Upfronts where they have all the stars come in and pitch what their going to do for the next year. I love the show Vampire Diaries and the guy that played Elijah was there and the girl who plays Penelope from Criminal minds was there. So you really get a behind the scenes look”

Surprised Meaghan is only twenty-one years old and already graduating she went on to talk about her acting experience so far,

“I took acting classes out of high school and I took acting classes at my local community centre and we got to make audition tapes which was really cool. It was similar to the talent workshop we did with MAX Agency Toronto.”

With a lot of education and a bit of acting training Meaghan was approached by a MAX Agency Model and Talent Toronto Scout and decided to sign up. How have things been so far and what are your plans for the future?

“I’ve just auditioned with MAX so far. I’ve only auditioned. No parts. I’d love to join ACTRA. But for now I’m willing to do unpaid work for experience and basically ready to audition for anything and get some parts. I’m hoping to get some more experience. I have television broadcast experience but I really want to act.”

MAX Agency’s Bookers are currently looking for new Talent! If you are interested we highly recommend visiting and filling out an Application. Wishing MAX continued success in the industry we’re looking forward to the Fall and future press releases featuring individual talent and projects and finding out more about MAX!

Natalya O
MAX Agency
2063 Yonge St. Suite 202
Toronto, Ontario M4S-2A2

Safe International Announces Fort Mcmurray Self Defense Training with World Renowned Self Defense Expert Richard Dimitri

SAFE International, one of the world’s premier self-defense training companies recently announced it is launching courses in Fort McMurray, Alberta, in Canada.

Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, October 19, 2014 – SAFE International, one of the world’s premier self-defense training companies recently announced it is launching courses in Fort McMurray, Alberta, in Canada. The courses will focus on women’s defense, high school self-defense, and security of businesses and corporate locations and will be taught by Richard Dimitri, who is a world-renowned self-defense expert.

 Having Richard as an active member of the SAFE International™ team is beyond what Chris Roberts, Managing Director of SAFE International Self Defense could have envisioned. For those of you who are familiar already with Richard, you know exactly what I am talking about. And for those of you just new to this site, to SAFE International™ and to Richard Dimitri, read on to see why I am so thrilled to have him on board! Richard Dimitri essentially began his career at the age of 6. You see, that’s when he took his first martial arts class and from that day on, he has always been, in some form or fashion, involved in the realm of self defense.  From offering private and personal security, to being a bodyguard to some high profile clients around the world, and to eventually developing his very own system (Senshido), Richard Dimitri quickly became a high profile individual in his field. Senshido was Richard’s vision for reality-based self defense; teaching survival skills for real world violence by preparing you for the worst from drawing out the elemental and instinctive self defense tools innate to all of us. In Richard’s own words, here is what he shares; “No styles, no systems, no rituals, no lineages, no masters, no labels, no belts, no katas, no uniforms, no dogmas; only the process of sharing and learning through self-actualization & personal expression of truth via functional combative philosophy, psychology, movement and fitness. The list of Richard’s accomplishments is staggering, he has worked with the British Special Forces, the Presidential Security Team of Finland, SWAT, the Mexico City chapter of the Guardian Angels, the Association for Women’s Total Advancement & Development, and the Association for the Development and Enhancement of Women (Cairo). He is also a published author of numerous books and articles, and Black Belt magazine referred to him as one of the top 20 toughest fighters on planet earth! Wow. And those are just a few highlights from Richard’s distinguished career. To learn more about this illustrious individual, please visit his website which will be available soon at In the meantime, please email SAFE International at if you would like to book a women’s self defense party, corporate instruction, or private self defense lessons.

Founded in 1994 by Christopher Roberts, SAFE International is committed to providing quality, innovative self-defense training courses to men, women and children. SAFE International provides training through a variety of offerings and programs designed to teach protection techniques needed in today’s increasingly violent world.

Chris Roberts
Managing Director
SAFE International
22 Spruce St.
Ingleside, ON K0C 1M0