Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau Announces 5 Ways to Enjoy Grand Junction (Colorado) After Dark This Summer

Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau Announces 5 Ways to Enjoy Grand Junction (Colorado) After Dark This Summer

Today, the Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau announced the top 5 ways to enjoy Grand Junction after dark.

Located in Colorado’s Wine Country, just a few hours west of Denver, Grand Junction sits amid one of the most beautiful outdoor playgrounds in the country. And, with no shortage of activities to enjoy, including rafting the Colorado River, hiking Colorado National Monument, mountain biking the Lunch Loops area, the fun doesn’t stop just because the sun sets. Below are five ideas for enjoying Grand Junction after dark.

    Catch A Show at the Newly Renovated Avalon Theatre: Built for the residents of Grand Junction by local publishing giant Walter Walker in 1923, the Avalon Theatre was, and still is, one of Western Colorado’s largest performing arts halls. The theatre, which recently underwent a $ 9.65 million renovation, offers a state-of-the-art performance and movie screening venue. This year, the theatre is welcoming exciting performances from nationally acclaimed groups including Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group, Comedian Rodney Carrington, and the Russian Ballet presenting Swan Lake.

    Explore the Night Sky: Experience the grandeur of the Colorado National Monument at night with Ranger-led Full Moon and Dark Sky Walks. Learn about the night sky, as well as area wildlife and vegetation that comes to life when the stars come out. There is even a group howl! Walks are approximately two hours long and cover one mile in distance. Dates and additional information can be found at

    Eat Your Way through Downtown on a Food Tour: New in 2015 Grand Junction Food Tours are a great way to experience downtown. The walking tours combine tasty samples from local restaurants with personal stories from favorite area chefs and business owners, as well as fun facts from Grand Junction’s history. Personable guides will take visitors to a variety of restaurants and show-off their favorite dishes while providing historical insights to the area.

    Sleep Under a Million Stars: Explore Grand Mesa National Forest to discover a number of peaceful lakes surrounded by dense, green forests, offering excellent fishing opportunities, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. When the sun sets, campers can settle in for the night at one of nearly 40 campsites and surround themselves with some of the most spectacular stargazing opportunities in the state. Enjoy campfire sing-alongs, s’mores and share stories from the day’s adventures.

    Rock Out at a Vineyard Concert Series: Stop by Grande River Vineyards in Palisade and enjoy an evening of live music and great wine during their summer concert series, Heard it Through the Grapevine. Concerts will take place on the lawn at Grande River each Saturday this summer beginning June 6, through August 8 and feature performances from groups including Hazel Miller and the WC Jazz Orchestra. Guests can purchase dinner on-site or pack their own picnic to enjoy. All concert proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with shows beginning at 7:30 p.m. weekly.

About Grand Junction (

Grand Junction is Colorado’s Wine Country featuring 22 wineries with year-round tasting rooms, and boasting more than 275 days of sunshine annually which helps produce much of the state’s peach and fruit crop. It is the largest city in Western Colorado, located near the Colorado River between Salt Lake City and Denver on Interstate 70. At an altitude of 4,586 feet, warm summers and moderate spring, fall and winter seasons allow for year-round golf, hiking and world-renowned biking. Among Grand Junction’s spectacular red cliffs and winding canyons are the 11,000-foot Grand Mesa, the world’s largest flat-topped mountain, the 7,500-foot Book Cliffs including the Wild Horse Area, and the 7,000-foot Colorado National Monument. Other attractions include three national scenic byways, rafting, hunting, fishing, extensive public art displays, museums, and a vibrant downtown. Grand Junction lies in the heart of the Colorado-Utah Dinosaur Diamond and the Grand Circle.


Gaylene Ore, Ore Communications, gaylene(at)orecommunications(dot)com, 970-887-2536

Mistalynn Meyeraan, Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau, mistalm(at)gjcity(dot)org, 970-244-1480


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Los Angeles Movies in the Park Series Eat|See|Hear Presents Outdoor Screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel

Los Angeles Movies in the Park Series Eat|See|Hear Presents Outdoor Screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) June 09, 2015

Eat|See|Hear, Los Angeles’ premier outdoor movie in the park, food truck and live music event series, will be in Griffith Park on Saturday, June 13, to showcase the award-winning film, The Grand Budapest Hotel. This event will be held at the South Lawn of the Autry National Center, located at 4700 Western Heritage Way. Showtime is at 8:30 p.m.

Set between the first and second World Wars, The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H., a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune—all against the backdrop of a dramatically-changing continent. Directed by Wes Anderson, the star-studded cast includes Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham and Mathieu Amalric.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. to allow movie goers plenty of time to get settled before the movie starts. Since this venue is a grassy lawn, movie goers should bring pillows, cushions and blankets to sit on during the show. Low beach chairs are also allowed for seating, but should be short-legged (no more than 6 inches off the ground).

“If you have a tall chair, like a lawn chair or camping style chair more than 6 inches off the ground, you will be required to sit outside the center of the venue, which is marked with signs on both the left and right side of the venue,” notes Sharon Sperber, co-owner of Eat|See|Hear.

At 7:30 pm, the LA-based chillwave band, Mansions on the Moon, will take the stage, performing their melodic amalgamation of soft rock and dream pop. The band debuted in 2010 with vocalist Ted Wendler playing the guitar, Ben Hazlegrove at the keyboard, Lane Shaw at the drums and Jeff Maccora at bass. Since then the group has released several albums, and has been selected as one of New Music Seminar’s Top 100 “Artists on the Verge” for 2015. You can hear their song “Full Moon” in this Eat|See|Hear video

Plenty of food trucks will be on hand during the evening, offering a variety of snack foods and meals. The lineup includes Belly Bombz, Brasil Kiss, Canvas Foods, Coolhaus, Slanging Corea, Slummin Gourmet, Son of a Bun, Steamy Bun and more. Food trucks will be open for business at 5:30 p.m.

Movie patrons can park for free in the Los Angeles Zoo parking lot, which is across the street from the Autry. From there, it is just a short walk to the South Lawn. For people who may be biking in, there are racks for parking bicycles for free as well.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance. Advance general admission tickets are $ 12 each for adults ($ 14 at the door), $ 8 for children under 12 years old, and free for children 5 and under.

“Buying your tickets in advance is the way to go, because you will automatically be entered to win a R/T flight to Auckland, courtesy of Air New Zealand,” advises Sperber.

In addition to general admission tickets, a limited number of “Air New Zealand Fashionably Late” passes are available for purchase in advance at the Eventbrite website, granting seating in a reserved area, regardless of arrival time.

As is true for every Eat|See|Hear event, movie-goers are welcome to bring their canine companions with them to the event. Dog owners are asked to bring water and water bowls, dog treats, and waste bags to keep their pets happy during the show and clean up after them.

For further information about Eat|See|Hear’s The Grand Budapest Hotel event, or to see the summer 2015 movie schedule, visit

About Eat|See|Hear

Voted “Best Outdoor Movie Series” by Los Angeles Magazine in 2014, the Eat|See|Hear outdoor movie, food truck and live music series brings an evening of fun to Los Angeles-area venues each summer. The fourth annual series is presented by SHOWTIME NETWORKS, featuring up-and-coming bands from the local music scene, the hottest food trucks and the largest inflatable movie screen on the west coast with the highest quality HD-projection with a 52-foot wide image and professional sound. Eat|See|Hear promises an enjoyable movie-going experience for everyone, including dogs. Each event and is produced by LA-based Trailhead Marketing, Inc. For more information visit

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Air Supply To Perform At Shipshewana?s Blue Gate in January

Air Supply To Perform At Shipshewana’s Blue Gate in January

Air Supply will perform January 30th, 2016 in Shipshewana at the Blue Gate Theatre

Shipshewana, IN (PRWEB) June 16, 2015

The Blue Gate Theatre in Shipshewana has begun revealing who will be visiting the Blue Gate Stage in 2016. Soft rock duo Air Supply, which had a succession of worldwide hits throughout the late 1970s and the early 1980s including the mega-hit “All Out of Love”, will help kick off the Blue Gate’s Signature Concert Series in January on Saturday night, January 30th at 7p.m. Tickets go on sale August 12th through the Blue Gate Box Office and Website. The concert is part of the Blue Gate’s 9th season of Signature Concerts that will feature many well-known and beloved acts from various musical genres and time-periods.

“We’re very excited to welcome such a legendary group to Shipshewana,” enthused Andrew Rohrer, Director of Marketing. “This concert will not only represent a kick-off for our 2016 Signature Series, but also adds another genre of music to the Blue Gate line-up. The guests asked and we delivered.”

Singer/songwriters Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock will entertain their loyal “Airheads” fans with many of their top-selling hits, including “All Out of Love”, “Lost in Love”, “The One That You Love”, “Sweet Dreams”, and “Making Love Out of Nothing at All.”

Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock met in 1975 during the first day of rehearsals for “Jesus Christ Superstar” in Sydney, Australia. They became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and singing. They quickly gained a reputation for great harmonies featuring Hitchcock’s soaring tenor voice and Graham’s original songs. They toured with Rod Stewart throughout Australia, Canada and the U.S. before recording their first album, “Life Support”, which contained the Top 10 hit “Lost in Love”, and they were discovered by music industry executive Clive Davis.

Seven top-5 singles later, Air Supply equaled The Beatles run of consecutive top-5 singles. In 1983 they recorded “Making Love Out of Nothing at All” by Jim Steinman, which solidified the group as a permanent force in modern music. This song was released on “The Greatest Hits” album, which sold more than 7 million copies.

The Blue Gate will be releasing more of the 2016 schedule over the coming weeks, updates can be found on their website. Tickets for the January-April shows will go on sale August 12th to the public, and can be purchased by calling 888-447-4725 or online at

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“Padme” Marks the Recording Debut of Jazz Pianist/Composer Caili O’Doherty

“Padme” Marks the Recording Debut of Jazz Pianist/Composer Caili O’Doherty

“Padme,” the CD debut by pianist/composer Caili O’Doherty.

Richmond, CA (PRWEB) May 27, 2015

Pianist/composer Caili O’Doherty steps into the top tier of promising young jazz artists with the release on July 7 of her sparkling debut album, “Padme,” on her ODO Records imprint. O’Doherty’s prowess on acoustic and electric keys, her proclivity for writing airy, flowing melodies, and her clear vision as a leader are much in evidence on the new CD.

The album title means “lotus flower,” which “begins growing at the bottom of a muddy pool, emerges and blooms on the surface of the water during daylight, and then closes and sinks below the surface each night, to bloom clean the next day,” she says. “To me, it embodies the idea that each person, despite the conditions they start from, can hope to realize their dreams.”

For Caili (pronounced “KAY-lee”), jazz is an extension of the lotus flower, imbued with qualities that resonate in people living through difficult circumstances—helping them to recognize and connect with their dreams. Nourished by her experiences in Africa, Central and South America, and Europe, as well as in New York, Washington, DC, and her hometown of Portland, Oregon, O’Doherty’s interest in the unifying impact of music across different cultures finds a stirring voice in her beautifully varied compositions.

The recipient of two DownBeat awards and an ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award in 2009, Caili has an unusual approach to composing. She writes lyrics to her songs to imbue in them the stories of her journeys and discards the words when the pieces are completed. This gives her melodies a natural rhythm of language.

All of the songs on “Padme” have an engagingly light quality, even when probing dark themes. Her lyrical touch on piano opens the way for fetching arrangements involving violin and trombone, wordless vocals, the guitar of guest artist Mike Bono on the title track, and the earthy drumming by the stellar Adam Cruz on the gorgeously harmonized “Prayer Song.”

“Padme” captures a terrific group of young artists with whom O’Doherty enjoys strong ties. They include bassist Zach Brown, violinist Alex Hargreaves, and guitarist Mike Bono, who were all at Berklee with Caili; drummer Cory Cox and tenor saxophonist Ben Flocks, who were at the Stanford Jazz Workshop with her; and alto saxophonist Caroline Davis and trombonist Eric Miller, whom she met after moving to New York.

The 23-year-old O’Doherty started classical piano lessons at five and began playing jazz at 11, studying under celebrated educator Thara Memory. After being selected for the Berklee Summer Jazz Workshop band, led by drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, Caili was awarded a full scholarship to the Boston school. Since she had only completed her sophomore year of high school when she received the offer, she took extra courses and graduated a year early in order to attend Berklee. As a member of Berklee’s Global Jazz Institute, directed by Danilo Perez, she got to perform with him and other greats including Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, and John Patitucci.

In 2010, O’Doherty was one of five pianists invited to participate in the inaugural season of the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Emerging Artists Workshop at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. After graduating from Berklee with a degree in jazz piano performance, she moved to New York.

As witness her voluntary teaching and performing, as well as her efforts at WeBop, an early-childhood jazz education program at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and at the Stanford Jazz Workshop, where she has been a member of the faculty since 2012, Caili retains her commitment to music education and outreach even as she devotes herself to performing jazz.

“When you’re very clear what you’re doing it all for, it gives everything a bigger purpose,” she said. “I’ve seen how music can be a vehicle for social change and healing. I strive to incorporate those ideas in my daily life.”


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Bösendorfer Dealers, Yamaha Managers Get First-Hand Look at Bösendorfer Tradition and Craftsmanship on Trip to Vienna

Bösendorfer Dealers and Yamaha Team

BUENA PARK, Calif. (PRWEB) June 05, 2015

A contingent of Bösendorfer dealers were treated to an immersive trip into the Austrian music tradition, joining members of Yamaha Corporation of America’s management team for a visit to Vienna last month.

The six-day trip included a visit to the Bösendorfer factory in Wiener Neustadt, located south of Vienna, where about 100 highly-skilled piano craftsmen and concert technicians hand-make only about 300 pianos a year.

In addition to meetings with some of their European counterparts, including the Bösendorfer distribution and service teams, the Bösendorfer dealers and Yamaha managers from the U.S. were treated to sightseeing tours focused on the cultural heritage of the company, a sampling of Austria’s cuisine and live musical performances, including a concert of “The Philharmonics” in the Konzerthaus Vienna at the center of the city and its unique, vibrant music scene.

“This wonderful trip gave us all a much richer, deeper understanding and appreciation of the Bösendorfer legacy, which consists of unmatched craftsmanship and signature Viennese sound quality,” said Dan Rodowicz, Institutional Channel Manager for Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA.) “We gained a great deal from experiencing first-hand all that goes into creating these remarkable pianos, which can only complement our work back home in the United States as we market, sell, service and support Bösendorfer pianos to individuals and institutions.”

When Yamaha purchased Bösendorfer in 2008, many in the music world and devotees of the legendary piano wondered if the acquisition by a global Japanese company would lead to a change in the quality craftsmanship, sought-after sound and storied Austrian tradition associated with the Bösendorfer brand for nearly 200 years.

What became even clearer to the dealers and YCA managers that made the trip is how under Yamaha, the Bösendorfer company and each premium piano it produces have in fact become even more Austrian.

“Not only was this a lot of fun and an incredible glimpse into Austrian culture and history, but the trip underscored how Yamaha has painstakingly worked to not only preserve but also build upon Bösendorfer’s legacy of unmatched craftsmanship and signature Viennese sound quality over the past half-dozen years or so,” explained Simon Oss, YCA’s premium piano marketing manager.

When the acquisition was finalized just over six years ago, Yamaha publicly pledged to preserve the traditional design and manufacturing of Bösendorfer pianos, and to use its own vast resources to help Bösendorfer grow as both a highly coveted piano for professional musicians around the world and as a symbol of Vienna’s musical culture and heritage.

Bösendorfer, which consists of eight models of grand pianos, including the Imperial Grand, one of the world’s largest, and two upright models, today are made using the same design and manufacturing principles the company has employed for the past 186 years, unchanged under Yamaha’s leadership. Additionally, the cast iron frame that had been outsourced for years before the acquisition is now made right in Austria.

Among the many highlights of the trip was a presentation on new developments within the Bösendorfer model 280, a concert grand that benefits from many new technical features while respecting Bösendorfer centuries-old musical heritage.

Hailed as the beginning of a new era in Bösendorfer instruments, the 280 concert grand easily holds its own against the power of a large orchestra but also has all the sensitivity to offer compassionate accompaniment in chamber music. In the bass, it has a clarity and fundamental tone that no instrument has achieved before.

According to the Bösendorfer dealers and YCA managers, another highlight of the trip was the concert that featured a surprise performance at the iconic Bösendorfer Hall by Austrian-born Paul Badura-Skoda, considered one of the most important pianists of our time.

Chris Syllaba, President & CEO of Jordan Kitt’s Music, the oldest piano dealership in the metro Washington, D.C. area, viewed the visit as both enjoyable and invaluable.

“The trip to the Bösendorfer factory in Vienna was a wonderful opportunity to see first-hand how these exquisite instruments are being crafted in one of the most musically important cities in the world,’ Syllaba said. “The Vienna visit was also an excellent opportunity to network with other dealers, industry representatives and musicians.”

Another dealer, Maurice Unis of Classic Pianos of Portland, agreed. “Our trip to Vienna and the Bösendorfer factory greatly enhanced our understanding and appreciation of how very special the Bösendorfer piano is and how exceptional the people are who make, promote, and perform on this piano,” Unis said. “The Bösendorfer staff and artists were welcoming and very informative about the uniqueness of the piano’s materials and manufacturing techniques that make the piano sing. Now more than ever, we can feel the artistry and passion that goes into making the Bösendorfer and have more tools now to present to our customers.”

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About Bösendorfer

Bösendorfer was founded in 1828 and has been the instrument of choice for many of the world’s most famous artists and composers. This limited production, handcrafted instrument remains one of the most sought after instruments for musicians, institutions and piano enthusiasts worldwide.

About Yamaha

Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and Nexo commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, Blu-ray/CD players, iPod docking systems, home-theater-in-a-box systems, earphones, headphones, sound bars, and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, professional music, installation and consumer markets.

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Daniel Smith Releases ?My Portals of Patience?

Daniel Smith Releases ‘My Portals of Patience’

LONDON (PRWEB) May 26, 2015

Throughout his early life author Daniel Smith has seen the negative effects that impatience has on a person. The author has seen these effects firsthand wherein it almost destroyed his family life. In “My Portals of Patience” (published by Xlibris UK) the author creates an inspirational read that shows the importance of patience in maintaining peace with others and oneself.

“My Portals of Patience” shows how the violence, conflicts, senseless wars, divorces and many other evil activities perpetrated globally is the lack of patience. It shows how the world is facing such atrocities and wickedness because of selfishness and greed. This small book exposes some of the weaknesses that fight against patience and some strength which can enhance patience. It is a book for all who are ready to notice how impatience can destroy good intentions and also how one can build a society who is ready to embrace one another regardless of color, religion, age, or sex.

Even though the book targets Christians, it is also a good read for politicians, statesmen, married couples, legal institutions and other stakeholders.

“My Portals of Patience”


Hardcover | 6×9 in | 94 pages | ISBN 9781499095913

Softcover | 6×9 in | 94 pages | ISBN 9781499095906

E-Book | 94 pages | ISBN 9781499095920

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Daniel Smith was born and educated in Ghana. He worked in many institutions including a bank. He is a born-again Christian who trained practically in churches like Church of Pentecost before being ordained as a Reverend Minister. He studied two years Theology and Missions education with Central University College in Ghana. He left for the UK after the two years education; he read Counseling Skills in University of London – Birkbeck College. He combines pastoral work with secular work with a world renowned eye hospital in London. He is a chairperson for a charity organization taking care of elderly individuals. He is married with four children and four grand- children. He also plays some musical instruments like the guitar, organ and drums and loves reading.

Xlibris Publishing UK, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving authors throughout the United Kingdom. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 0800 056 3182 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisUK on Twitter for the latest news.


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Franklin County Visitors Bureau Announces Destination Arts Activity – June 4-7

Franklin County Visitors Bureau Announces Destination Arts Activity – June 4-7

Destination Arts in downtown Waynesboro exhibits more than 800 pieces of art.

Waynesboro PA (PRWEB) May 31, 2015

“Destination ARTS!” activities continue in Waynesboro with special events and live music scheduled at Gallery 50, Gallery 20 East, and 42 West ARTS Co-Op. The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro and The Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery will also have art and pottery for sale and art classes available.

Marjorie Tressler Gallery 50′s curator and gallery director continues her series of demonstrations and talks on the old masters style of painting Thursday, June 4 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. She will be explaining her style in portraiture. Gallery 50 will soon be two years old and in conjunction with this she is featuring in the West Window “Celebrate Gallery 50″ and in the East Window “Spring into Summer”.

“Wine Down Friday” receptions, featuring live music, wine and light refreshments, are scheduled from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 29 at four of the galleries.

The father and daughter team of Andrew and Nicola Sussman will be providing the music at Gallery 50 on Friday, June 5 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. The popular duo has performed in the downtown district on a number of occasions since the beginning of Waynesboro’s “Destination ARTS!” Nicola will play her ukulele and sing standards and folk songs while Andrew accompanies her on keyboard and harmonica.

The artists at 42 West Arts Co-Op show titled “Cats” from continues through August. The show has “Cats” in various art forms. Patric Schlee will set up his array of instruments and play flute, drums and guitar at the 42 West ARTS Co-Op on Friday, June 5 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Ed Beard will be demonstrating wood burning feathers and eagles on Saturday, June 6 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the 42 West Arts Co-Op. Ed is an educator/artist and has been a woodworker for 50 years. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman – Cumberland Valley Chapter, the Lincoln Highway Heritage group and a member of Woodsmith’s advisory board.

Donna Bingaman will be demonstrating portrait and still life oil painting on Saturday, June 6 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at 42 West Arts Co-Op. Donna, a native of Waynesboro, specializes in in painting oil portraits, still lifes and sculptures. Donna is a graduate of the Washington School of Art and has studied with several regionally and nationally known portrait and oil painting artists. She enjoys painting people from life or photos and strives to capture the unique personality of each.

The week’s activities include a reception at Gallery 20 East on Friday, June 5 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to celebrate the opening of “Vivid Abstractions” – Paintings and Mixed Media. The show features the works of Linda Slattery Sherman and Marian Griffin. Light refreshments will be served. The show will run through July 28 and has a number of vibrant paintings in a variety of sizes.

The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro at 13 South Church Street is a guild of artists working in clay. The Center hosts pottery classes and workshops including an introduction to Pottery Class, a Teen Wheel Throwing Class, a monthly Children’s Class, and 2 hour Corks and Clay Workshops specializing in creating hand built projects. The Ceramic Arts Center brings together area potters of all skill levels and ages with classes, pottery sales, and 24/7 member access.

Dean Brocious is at Schier’s Furniture LIfestyles, 37 W. Main St., Saturday, June 6 from 2:30 – 5 pm. A Chambersburg based singer-songwriter, Dean performs a wide mix of original music and tasteful cover songs by artists such as John Prine, Neil Young, Tom Petty, The Decemberists, Elliot Smith, and many more. Champagne and Zoe’s chocolate will be served. Sponsored by Schier’s.

Drew Adams will be at Gallery 20 East on Sunday, June 7, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. A founding member of the band, Good for Nothing (later Dimestore Profit), Adams has since gone on to play shows throughout the region as a member of the Drew Adams Project and On Tap. This weekend, he’ll be at the microphone from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

A show of photography work by Ryan Haylett continues through June 30 at The Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery. A reception to meet the artist will be held on Saturday, June 20. The school is located at 10 East Main Street.

A Songwriters Forum will be held Monday June 8 in Gallery 20 East from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. All aspiring songwriters welcome! Participants are asked to write a song, lyrics, or instrumental piece to share, with the following title: “More than Maybe”. All genres and levels of experience are welcome to attend. There will be opportunities to share and discuss your arrangement with the group.

Musical performances at Destination ARTS! are supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Destination ARTS! currently features Gallery 50 (50 West Main Street), 42 West ARTS (42 West Main Street), Gallery 20 East (20 East Main Street), The Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery (10 East Main Street) and The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 South Church Street).

The galleries feature oil paintings, watercolors, pottery, sculptures, photographs, furniture and more. This weekend, they will be open on Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (Gallery 50 and 42 West Co-Op only), Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to explore Franklin County PA and enjoy the trails of history, arts, recreation, natural beauty, fresh foods and the warm hospitality of communities like Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro. Franklin County PA is located just north of the Mason Dixon Line and is an easy drive to Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Discover more….plan a visit soon at or by contacting 866.646.8060.

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New Xulon Book Reveals Biblical Messages in Christian Song Lyrics

New Xulon Book Reveals Biblical Messages in Christian Song Lyrics

My Chains Are Gone! – His Mercy Reigns

(PRWEB) June 15, 2015

Christianne Ashton Henderson explains to readers how contemporary Christian music helped her survive a serious accident and grow closer to Jesus in her new book, My Chains Are Gone! – His Mercy Reigns ($ 17.99, paperback, 9781498422826; $ 8.99, e-book, 9781498422833). The author believes the words of inspirational Christian songs will help readers in their understanding of God’s Word. Developing a closer relationship with the Lord and depending on Him during the good and bad times is extremely important, according to Henderson.

“The majority of the songs quoted in the book are sung by Chris Tomlin,” states the author. “His words, voice, music and worship in each song touched my heart and brought the message that I needed to hear at that time. I have quoted the words of the songs to explain how they related to my growth and how the words can help others to grow in their relationships with Jesus.”

Christianne Ashton Henderson married her husband, Lester, after her sophomore year at Huntington College. After graduating in 1963, she began teaching English and French in the public school system. After retiring in 2008, she continued to realize God’s purpose for her and began spending more time with her eight grandchildren and her great grandchild. She is committed to attending her church, St. James UMC in Montgomery, Alabama. The author has studied the Word for several years and feels as though Jesus is speaking through her so that she may inspire others to grow in their relationships with Him.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order My Chains Are Gone! – His Mercy Reigns through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

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Christie Wins 2015 PIPA Award for Boxer 4K30

Christie Wins 2015 PIPA Award for Boxer 4K30

Christie Boxer 4K30

Cypress, California (PRWEB) May 27, 2015

The Christie® Boxer 4K30 captured the 2015 Prolight & Sound International Press Award (PIPA) in Frankfurt, Germany. Nominated in the “Video/Projection devices” category, Christie Boxer defeated two other competitors to earn the title with the winner selected by a panel of international specialist journalists from over 100 specialist magazines in the music and audiovisual industry. In 2014, the Christie D4K25 4K-DLP® projector captured the honor.

The Christie Boxer 4K30, the first of the new Boxer Series, delivers 30,000 lumens and native 4K resolution. Users can monitor the lamp hours and serial numbers through Near Field Communication (NFC) with each lamp – simplifying the effort required to track lamp-life and the ability to make fast changeovers so the show goes on. Boxer’s Christie TruLife™ electronics package is equally at home supporting the most demanding high bit depth, high frame rate, native 4K signals as well as seamlessly supporting HD signals, with on-board upscaling making it a simple task to fit it into existing HD workflows.

With built-in Christie Twist™, images can be blended and warped from multiple projectors onto curved or irregular surfaces without requiring an external solution. Housed in two 3-lamp cartridges, the six long-life mercury lamp modules are easy to maintain, change, and stock, which means a better return on investment and less consumables.

Klaus Hilles, Christie’s regional Sales Manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, accepted the award during a joint gala evening for the MIPA and PIPA Awards at Prolight & Sound in Frankfurt.

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan. Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit

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Christie Projectors Used by Hexogon Solution Set New GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Title for the Greatest Light Output in a Projected Image

Christie Projectors Used by Hexogon Solution Set New GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Title for the Greatest Light Output in a Projected Image

The total brightness of the projected image by 160 Christie Roadster Series projectors exceeded 3,200,000 lumens, creating a new world record

Singapore (PRWEB) June 04, 2015

Christie®, the global leader in visual displays and audio technologies, is proud to announce that its valued partner, Hexogon Solution Pte Ltd, used Christie visual solutions to accomplish a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title achievement for the Greatest light output in a projected image ever produced in a single event.

This stunning feat was achieved with 160 Christie Roadster HD20K-J and S+22K-J 3 DLP® projectors deployed for a projection mapping performance at the opening ceremony of the Southeast Asian sporting event at Singapore’s new National Stadium. Boasting a total brightness of over 3,200,000 lumens, it beats the previous record of 1,169,000 lumens, set by Freightliner Trucks (USA) at Hoover Dam, in Boulder City, Nevada, USA, on May 4, 2015.

Guinness World Records spokesperson said, “This is a fantastic GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title achievement by Hexogon and Christie and we welcome them to our record breaking family.”

The amazing spectacle was made possible by Hexogon Solution, which installed the projectors on 20 towers situated around the National Stadium where a slew of colorful images and multimedia content were projected on the stadium floor. This is also the world’s largest number of Christie projectors ever deployed for an event. All show contents displayed by the projectors are driven by 18 award-winning coolux® Pandoras Box Media Servers, which are renowned for creating compelling large-scale, multimedia experiences.

Participated in by 7,000 athletes from 11 nations, this is the fourth time that this regional sporting event is being held in Singapore since the event began in 1959. More than 40,000 spectators are expected to attend the opening ceremony tomorrow, which promises to be a spectacular showcase of mass displays comprising 5,000 performers, props supported by an aerial system, and most notably, multimedia projections as well as light and sound displays for a rousing and captivating visual treat.

Adrian Goh, managing director, Hexogon Solution, commented, “This is the first time that we are presenting a projection mapping performance of this scale for this eagerly-anticipated sports event, using the floor of the new National Stadium as the canvas. This is by far the biggest deployment of Christie projectors that we have undertaken for a single event. The entire installation process has taken us a month to complete, but we are very encouraged by the end results and are absolutely delighted that the time and efforts that we have put in has set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title.”

Hang-mounted on specially-built towers above the highest seating area in the stadium, the entire fleet of projectors was carefully set up by the experienced team of engineers and technicians from Hexogon Solution. They spent long hours blending and calibrating the projected images that displayed in stunning 4K resolution. Two dedicated control rooms were set up above the seating area – one on each side of the stadium – to house the Pandoras Box Media Servers and other equipment that supplied the contents to all projectors.

“We worked very closely with the organizing committee to ensure that the visual contents are synchronized with the music cues and performers on the ground. On our part, we also conducted numerous simulations and tests to ensure that we achieve the best possible results,” Goh added.

“I’m pleased to note that through meticulous image adjustments and alignments, as well as the ruggedness, performance and reliability of the Christie Roadster J Series projectors and coolux Pandoras Box Media Servers used for this momentous task, we have managed to deliver a vibrant and engaging projection mapping performance that both Singaporeans and overseas guests will remember for a long time,” Goh continued.

Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific, said, “We are both proud and thrilled that this deployment of projectors have enabled us to attain this amazing GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title which is the first for Christie in the Asia Pacific region. We’re also overjoyed that the 160 projectors used have exceeded the previous deployment of 146 projectors for the 2008 sporting event held in Beijing. I would like to thank our valued partner Hexogon Solution for the tremendous efforts in setting up the projectors for this major event and playing a key role in building high quality, innovative, shared experiences that will last for a long time.”

Designed with purpose-built features including built-in handles, an improved airflow system and multiple rigging points, the Christie Roadster J Series projectors are built for the rigors and stress of rental/staging and deliver over 20,000 lumens and rich, saturated colors.

Hexogon Solution has used Christie’s visual solutions in several prominent large-scale events in Singapore including the National Day Parade at the Marina Bay Floating Platform the past three years where it provided projection mapping and multimedia contents for the main performances using the Christie Roadster HD20K-J . Hexogon also delivered a stunning projection mapping show on the façade of the famous Fullerton Hotel and the iconic Merlion Statue during the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2015 event, held December 31, 2014. The Singapore-based rental staging company recently added 80 Christie Boxer 4K30 and 15 Christie Roadie 4K45 3DLP® projectors to its impressive fleet of Christie solutions.

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan. Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit

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