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LA Opera Announces November 5 Open House Celebrating 25 Years of LA Opera

Plácido Domingo, LA Opera’s Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, invites the public to celebrate LA Opera’s 25th anniversary with an Open House, which will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Music Center of Los Angeles County, from 9:30am to 5pm on Saturday, November 5, 2011. “We are thrilled to throw open our doors to welcome our community into our home for a daylong celebration of our 25-year history,” said Mr. Domingo. “Our first Open House will be our largest ever community event, featuring a series of exciting performances, behind-the-scenes tours and activities taking place throughout the theater. It is so important for parents to share the classical arts with their children, and I encourage families to come together to experience the magic of opera. Our Open House will be a wonderful opportunity to introduce new friends to our work and also to welcome returning friends into the opera house for a closer look at all of the elements that combine to create world-class opera.” The Open House will take place on the final weekend of OPERA America’s National Opera Week (October 28 through November 6), in which opera companies throughout the nation will host a variety of fun, free activities to showcase the fascinating world of opera. The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is located at 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012.


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Campaign Regulations Issued for 84th Academy Awards®

Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today issued regulations for how movies and achievements eligible for the 84th Academy Awards may be marketed to Academy members. The most notable change affects screening events that include filmmaker participation. Additional changes address digital delivery of movies to Academy members and public references to competing films or achievements via social media platforms.

"These campaign regulations play an important role in protecting the integrity of the Academy Awards process and the distinction of the Oscar®," said Academy President Tom Sherak. "Above all, we want Academy members to see movies as they were meant to be seen, in a theatrical setting."

Prior to the nominations announcement (January 24, 2012), there are no restrictions on screening events to which Academy members may be invited. These events may include the live participation of individuals involved with the film (Q&A panel discussions, etc.) as well as receptions with food and beverage. After the nominations have been announced, Academy members may continue be invited to screenings that have filmmaker participation elements but receptions are not permitted. While there is no restriction on the total number of screenings of a particular movie, no one individual from the film can participate in more than two panel discussions. Previously, Academy members could not be invited to any screening event that included live participation of the filmmaker(s) or a reception either before or after the nominations had been announced.

Additionally, after nominations are announced and until final polls close, members may not be invited to or attend any non-screening event that promotes or honors a nominated movie or individual nominee. Nominees themselves are also prohibited from attending such events. Academy-sanctioned events and awards ceremonies presented by the various guilds, critics groups and other organizations are exempt.

The regulations now emphasize that viewing motion pictures in a theatrical setting is highly preferred over any other viewing method. The distribution of screeners is still permitted, however, with specific restrictions on packaging and accompanying materials. The digital distribution of movies to Academy members is now acceptable, as long as the delivery method conforms to the regulations.

The long-standing ban on negative campaigning about other nominated films or individuals is now extended to social media platforms, and specific penalties are spelled out. Academy members will be subject to a one-year suspension for first-time violations and expulsion for any subsequent violations. As in the past, any form of advertising that includes quotes or comments – negative or positive – by Academy members is prohibited.

To read the complete Regulations Concerning the Promotion of Films Eligible for the 84th Academy Awards, go to: http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/rules/regulations.html.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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The People’s Choice Awards to Be Broadcast Live on January 11th, 2012, from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live Mark Burnett to Return as Executive Producer of People’s Choice Awards 2012

The People's Choice Awards, the only major awards show where fans determine the nominees and winners across categories of music, movies and television, will air live from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Award-winning producer Mark Burnett will return as Executive Producer of the telecast, which will serve as the kick-off to the 2012 awards show season.

"I love producing the People's Choice Awards and I am so glad to be back for the 2012 show," said Mark Burnett on returning for his third consecutive year as PCA Executive Producer. "I'm proud of the buzz-worthy moments we created for this year's Emmy Awards and speak on behalf of our entire production team when I say how much we are looking forward to taking on the PCAs once again."

Audrey Morrissey, Jane Mun and Hyunjoo "Kimmie" Kim will join Executive Producer Mark Burnett as the 2012 People's Choice Awards production team. Morrissey will serve alongside Burnett as an Executive Producer, with Mun as Co-Executive Producer and Kim as Line Producer of the telecast.

In People's Choice tradition, fans will once again have the opportunity to weigh in on new People's Choice Awards categories. Starting today, 15 categories are eligible for voting on www.PeoplesChoice.com/pca/categories and the top vote getters will be added to the pool for the 2012 show. Potential new categories include Favorite Book Adaptation (Movies), Favorite Celebreality Star (TV) and Favorite Concert Tour (Music), among others. Fans also have the opportunity to write in their own submissions.

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The 3rd Annual Kevin Sorbo Celebrity Golf Tournament, Live Auction List Monday, September 19, 2011 2:21 PM


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Check out the spectacular list of Live Auction items that will be available at the 3rd Annual Kevin Sorbo Celebrity Golf Tournament! 

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The 3rd Annual Kevin Sorbo Celebrity Golf Tournament Live Auction List

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Beverly Hills Ca- One of the worlds nost well known art appraisers and collectors of art, and memorabilia David W. Streets of the David W. Streets Gallery in Beverly Hills will be moving his gallery to a new location and must sell alot of rare treasures he has amassed over the past 20 years to make room for his new location in beverly hills.

This is a rare opportunity to buy Beverly Hills estate furs, rare art, rare photogrphs numbered and signed and rare presidential and celebrity memorabilia, these items will sell for $50.00 to $50,000.00 . these are items that will appraise up to $100,000.00 in value.

David W, Streets is also the consultant used on the NBC Series ITS WORTH WHAT? , he procurs all of the items on the show and sets their appraised value.

Some of the massive and impressive items from David's Collection that will be for sale include: Rare hand signed and numbered Terry O'Neal photographs of The Rat Pack, Dean Martin, Sinatra,The Rolling Stones, Elton John, John Lennon, Eric Clapton, these rare photos were last seen in Las Vegas and in London and can only be bought from this collection.

hand signed Babe Ruth baseball, Home Plate signed by Joe Dimaggio,

guitars signed by Ozzy Osbourne, Bruce Springstein, Willie Nelson, Steven Tyler and Areosmith,

One of Amelia Erharts personal hats signed by the aviator herself.

An artifact from the Titanic

Jered Maancowitz rare lenticulars that are sold out edition usually not available to the public of Dean Martin, Mick Jagger, Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia, Keith Richards.

Also for sale are Preisdential hand signed artifacts fro Preisdents Johnson, Carter, Reagan, and Kennedy. rare signed artifactts from stars such as Lucille Ball, Elvis, The Monkeys, the cast of glee, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monre rare photos, sports jerseys from the biggest sports stars, vintage collectible art posters.

Furs for men and women from the estates of Max Factor, and many stars.

Streets said " In downsizing I must part with these items and no resonable offer will be refused I simply do not have room for these in my new gallery. they must go. this a rare opportunity for the public and collectors to get very valuable items at prices they will not believe." Items will sell from $50.00 to $50,000.00...

The sale will go from 10:00am -4:00pm this sunday September 18th and again next Sunday September 25th from 10:00am -4:00pm the location of gthe sale where the items can be viewed and bought is located at 8712 Wilshire Blvd in the Edwards Lowell bldg.

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We at Gibson wanted to thank you for all your support. For anyone wondering how they can make a true impact and tell the government how they feel–here's how!
Simply Click here and sign the petition to help make the Lacey Act fair. By signing you can ensure that you'll be heard—and that your message will go directly to the President.
On Wednesday, August 24th, 2011, agents for the U.S. government executed four search warrants on Gibson Guitar's facilities in Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee, and seized several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. The raids forced Gibson to cease manufacturing operations and send workers home for the day while armed agents of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service executed the search warrants for ebony and rosewood that was imported from India.
The federal officials claim that Gibson violated the Lacey Act, which stipulates that a company cannot import wood in a manner that's against the laws of the country the wood is coming from. However, Gibson has complied with Indian law and no concerns have been raised by the Indian government.
“Agents seized wood that was Forest Stewardship Council controlled,” Gibson Guitar Chairman and CEO Henry Juszkiewicz said. “Gibson has a long history of supporting sustainable and responsible sources of wood and has worked diligently with entities such as the Rainforest Alliance and Greenpeace to secure FSC-certified supplies. The wood seized on August 24 satisfied FSC standards.”
Juszkiewicz believes that the Justice Department is bullying Gibson without filing charges. This is the second time Gibson has been raided by the federal government (the first was in 2009), yet no charges have been filed and the materials confiscated on both occasions remain in federal hands.
Gibson is reaching out to all Gibson Guitar fans, Gibson Guitar dealers, artists, musicians, members of the media, bloggers, politicians and anyone who loves the guitar to sign this petition and demand:

• The current investigation of Gibson will be stopped and brought to a fair and conclusive settlement

• The Lacey Act will be amended to provide clear guidance on how corporations can comply

• Consumers will not be prosecuted for owning or transporting instruments for their own use

“Gibson is innocent and will fight to protect its rights,” Juszkiewicz said. “Gibson has complied with foreign laws and believes it is innocent of any wrong doing. We will fight aggressively to prove our innocence.”

For more information go to www.Gibson.com

© 2011 Gibson Musical Instruments
309 Plus Park Blvd
Nashville, TN 37217

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Breaking News: is viral video on the way out

Google may be targeting a new market: Offering digital rentals of movies and television shows, supported by advertising.Google is locking up streaming rights to various films and TV shows, which could lead to a revamp of the YouTube  video site and turn it into a platform for digital content rental.

A reason to purchase Hulu?

There have been changes being made to see what video providers mess with advertisers and which ones don’t.

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'Spartacus' star Whitfield dies of lymphoma at 39

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Past it then you will find out what is in it. Rod Sterling could not have written any better words in the Twilight Zone.

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Hp destroys the tablet market with its fire sale.

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