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MUSEWIRE ranked #35 among the top 70 Music Industry Blogs for 2024

TEMECULA, Calif., May 24, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- MuseWire has been selected by the panelists at Feedspot as one of the Top 70 Music Industry Blogs on the web. MuseWire™ (aka/formerly Music Industry Newswire™) covers music makers, music gear, audiophile gear, the music business and related topics; established 2005. A publication of Neotrope®. Edited by Christopher Simmons, a working tech journalist since 1984, and member ASCAP.

Learn the importance of kindness, caring and acceptance with ‘The King and the Ogre’ by William J. Birrell

WELLAND, Ontario, Canada, May 22, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Prepare to be enchanted by a delightful tale that celebrates the universal values of friendship, thoughtfulness, and compassion. William J. Birrell's debut children's book, "The King and the Ogre: A Book About Kindness, Caring, and Acceptance" (ISBN: 978-1779411426), promises to touch the hearts of readers young and old alike.

Jacqui Pitman Makes Casting Golden!

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 17, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For several decades now, casting director Jacqui Pitman, owner/CEO of Pitman Casting Inc. and PartyPit Productions Inc., has played a crucial role in the success of numerous long-standing TV shows. With her creative insight, Pitman has contributed to over 500 shows, including iconic staples like "America's Most Wanted," "Price is Right," "Let's Make a Deal," "Face Off," and "Big Brother 2." Pitman served as the casting director for ABC's "The Golden Bachelor" and is now casting for the highly anticipated spinoff series, "The Golden Bachelorette."

Mother-Daughter Team Wins Prestigious Lynn McIntosh Award at the 35th Annual Oklahoma Book Awards

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., May 14, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In an inspiring celebration of creativity and dedication, author Gwendolyn Mukes and illustrator Alex Wallace, a dynamic mother-daughter duo, have been honored with the Lynn McIntosh Award for Excellence at the 35th Annual Oklahoma Book Awards, WF Publications announced today. This significant achievement highlights their exceptional contribution to children's literature and the impact of their recent work on the book "Gwen Didn't Care" (ISBN: 979-8985784428).

New Children’s Book ‘A Day at the Waterhole’ Celebrates Friendship and Harmony in the Jungle

BURLINGTON, Ontario, Canada, May 10, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A heartwarming story comes to life in "A Day at the Waterhole" (ISBN: 978-1779416230), a captivating children's book penned by the late James Marck. Originally written in 1993, this timeless tale has been rediscovered and brought to new audiences by Carol Perdic, with the help of talented illustrator, Chris White, and esteemed editor, Sandy White.

Robert J. Shearer’s ‘We Were Better Together’ Is a Definitive Couples Guide to Cancer and Elegy to His Late Wife, Melissa

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 9, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- "We Were Better Together: Navigating Cancer as a Couple with Love, Practical Advice and Expert Guidance" (published by Legacy Launch Pad Publishing) began in 2014, when entrepreneur Robert J. Shearer and his wife Melissa faced tragic news two years into retirement together: Melissa had been diagnosed with uterine cancer.

Vocalist Sybil Evans Stages Jazz Comeback at Age 90 with the Sybil Evans Trio

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 1, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- While some industrious individuals are busy looking for their second act, 90-year-old Sybil Evans, longtime resident of Manhattan's Murray Hill section is still going strong, forging ahead into her third with the Sybil Evans Trio. The dynamic, Brooklyn-born and raised nonagenarian singer was inspired by her 90th birthday to return to her love of bringing her pop-jazz stylings before a live audience.

Pompano Beach Sizzles as Southern Fried Poetry Slam Comes to Town

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., May 1, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The nation's hottest wordsmiths are descending upon the City of Pompano Beach for the 32nd Annual Southern Fried Poetry Slam. Pompano Beach Arts is proud to announce that this electrifying four-day festival will take place June 12-15, 2024. This celebration of spoken word, performance poetry, and the power of community attracts over 200 poets from around the country who will battle it out for bragging rights and a chance to be crowned champion.

Pro-Aging Influencer, Makeda Smith, Closes Women’s History Month with Book Release, ‘Flying Over 50 at Any Age’ and New Coaching Portal, ‘The Makeda Method’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 28, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When veteran entertainment industry publicist Makeda Smith began pole dancing as a fitness hobby, over 12 years ago, she had no idea it would morph into a life changing journey. The 63-year-old grandmother, who has received international notoriety for her dance flow movement practice, Flying Over 50, has announced a brand expansion during Women's History Month.

‘Devolution of Power’ Confronts the question – If the Federal Government Cannot Unite the U.S., How Does the Nation Divide?

GREAT FALLS, Va., March 7, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- William L. Kovacs, an award winning author, presents "Devolution of Power: Rolling Back the Federal State to Preserve the Republic" (ISBN: 978-1960499790), a roadmap to promote freedom in a polarized nation by unwinding a massive federal government that cannot manage the complexity it has created. Unlike many books on government reform, "Devolution of Power" is not just a list of complaints that leave the reader seeking solutions.

BHERC 14th Annual Youth Diversity Film Festival To Take Place Saturday, March 23, 2024 in Los Angeles

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 4, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) is proud to present the 14th Annual Youth Diversity Film Festival (YDFF) Saturday, March 23rd (in-person) at Regal L.A. Live, 1000 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015. Films can also be viewed (virtually) online at www.BHERC.TV through Sunday, March 24, 2024.

The Shady Side of Virtue – Japanese Transgressions in Early 20th Century Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii, March 1, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Set in the tumultuous world of colonialism, technological revolution and intercultural entanglements in early 1900s, Deuxmers Publishing releases "Miki's Mad" by George Tanabe (ISBN: 978-91944521219). A telling of love, family, pride, and delusions arising from the collisions between perception and misperception, sanity and madness, and virtue and vice.

Unveiling Hidden Treasures: Louise Dupont’s Journey of Healing and Inspiration

VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada, Feb. 19, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In the quiet corners of memory, amidst the shadows of loss, there often lie hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. For Louise Dupont, author of "Hidden Treasures" (IBSN: 978-0228876014; Tellwell Publishing), the journey to uncover these gems began with a simple photograph - a snapshot of her son.

Author Neena Paul Inspires Readers to ‘L I V Life In Virtue’ in New Book

TORONTO, Ontario, Feb. 14, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neena Paul, the visionary author and founder of the global mental health and wellness platform LIVE LOVE LIFE, is set to release her transformative book, "L I V Life In Virtue" (ISBN: 978-02288955341; Feb. 2024; Tellwell Publishing). With a compelling philosophy that Creation and the Creator are One, Paul invites readers on a journey to connect with themselves and the world around them.

Rising Incivility Threatens Local Democracies: ‘Save Your City’ Presents an Urgent Roadmap for Civic Culture Renewal

VANCOUVER, B.C., Feb. 6, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Tellwell Publishing today announced the release of the 5th Anniversary edition of Diane Kalen-Sukra's seminal book "Save Your City: How Toxic Culture Kills Community & What To Do About It" (ISBN: 978-0228810872; paper). In a climate where rising incivility and toxic culture increasingly threaten local democracies, this book arrives as a timely antidote.

Bob Herpe Releases Paperback of ‘The Other Side of Crisis’

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 31, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 94-year-old Orlando area resident and author, Bob Herpe, announces the release of the paperback version of his latest suspense-thriller. The best-selling author said this new version of his novel "The Other Side of Crisis" (ISBN: 979-8350927269) will be available Feb 1, 2024 on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Bookbaby.com. It will be in bookstores nationwide thereafter.

Game, Set, Match! Dink Productions Serves Up Kickstarter Campaign for First-Ever Pickleball Full-Length Feature Film, ‘In a Pickle’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 31, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Dink Productions launches a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for their upcoming movie "In a Pickle." By engaging the vibrant pickleball community in this campaign, Dink Productions aims to showcase the massive audience awaiting to see this movie come to life.

Solve a mystery on the secretive shores of Haida Gwaii in the newly-released ‘Secrets in the Islands: A Sami Series Adventure’ by Lauren de Leeuw

VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C., Canada, Jan. 29, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Young fans of mystery and adventure are in for a treat with the release of Lauren de Leeuw's debut novel, "Secrets in the Islands: A Sami Series Adventure" (ISBN: 978-1998190270). Full of adventure, heart, and intrigue, this first installment in the "Sami Series" is sure to entertain as much as it will inspire.

Author Michele Schrader Explores the Power of Intention in New Book, ‘Beautiful Intentions: Healing One Soul at a Time’

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Jan. 29, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Author Michele Schrader invites readers on a transformative journey of self-discovery and healing in her latest book, "Beautiful Intentions: Healing One Soul at a Time" (IBSN: 978-0228883913, Dec. 2023). This profound work delves into the depths of the human soul, offering insights and practical tools for personal growth and spiritual awakening.

Emerging Author Douglas A. King Unveils Thought-Provoking Novel ‘An Innocent World’

VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada, Jan. 23, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Emerging author Douglas A. King has recently released his latest work, "An Innocent World," (IBSN: 978-0228828884; Released July, 2023) a captivating exploration of an alternative reality where the consequences of Adam and Eve's actions are reconsidered. In this book, King envisions a world vastly different from our own, inhabited by immortal beings reminiscent of classic space aliens, promoting a society free from harm and conflict.

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