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Northwestern University Theatre in June, Shows Run Through 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

A vacant building on Howard Street, Evanston's first craft brewery and an 18-hole public golf course are sites for the three off-campus productions in the S.I.T.E. Festival, co-presented by Northwestern University's Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts -- formerly known as the Theatre and Interpretation Center. The plays will run through June 7. (more...)

Anixter Teams Up with Habitat for Humanity to Help Chicagoland
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Twenty Anixter employees will participate in the house build today, Friday, May 30. Booth volunteers will also encourage passersby to “post a selfie” and “like” Anixter on the company's Facebook page (Facebook.com/Anixter); in turn, Anixter will donate a dollar for every new posting. Anixter employees around the world are also being encouraged to participate in the fundraising. (more...)

Watch Betty Black's 'Come Back Lover' Video; Remixes Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Betty Black has just shared the video for 'Come Back Lover', the lead single from her forthcoming album Valley Low. The seductive and psychedelic video premiered today on A.V. CLUB and finds Black channeling Sid Vicious and Russ Meyer heroines on a spellbinding desert night. Watch it below! (more...)

Theatre of the Black Butterfly's POOL (NO WATER) Now Playing Through 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

INTRODUCING Montreal's newest English-language professional theatre collective and it's site-specific production of POOL (NO WATER) by Mark Ravenhill. Theatre of The Black Butterfly is the Brainchild of Gordon McCall, former artistic director of Montreal's Centaur Theatre Company. "Our Theatre of The Black Butterfly motto is 'Defying Convention'. We want to make provocative theatre that challenges theatrical preconceptions, that is site-specific and that celebrates Montreal,' says McCall. (more...)

30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #4 - A CHORUS LINE Vs. CHICAGO
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 5, 2014

Today we continue the 2014 edition of our annual BroadwayWorld feature series spotlighting the very best Tony Awards-related moments of all time with a special focus on one of the biggest battles for Best Musical with A CHORUS LINE versus CHICAGO. (more...)

Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera Presents DON GIOVANNI, 6/8-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Live opera, “up close and personal,” returns for three days to Southern California with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera's (LAMet) June 2014 production of Mozart's brilliant comic opera DON GIOVANNI. The loves, debaucheries, and supernatural punishment of the title character, the rake Don Juan, will come memorably to life at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica on Sunday June 8th at 2:30pm. The production then moves to Good Samaritan Hospital's All Souls Chapel in downtown Los Angeles Saturday June 14th at 7:00pm, and Sunday June 15th at 3:00pm. For tickets and more information visit The LAMet's website at www.losangelesmet.com, or call 310-570-6448. Suggested donation is $25 per ticket in advance, $35 at the door. (more...)

RB Productions to Open Summer Youth Series with HAIRSPRAY, 7/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

RB Productions' 2014 Summer Youth Theatre series to feature Hairspray, Cinderella Jr, Fiddler on the Roof Jr, and Into the Woods Jr. Starring talented young performers ages 8 to 19, these productions are sure to be family favorites this summer. (more...)

IMAX Corporation And Douglas Family Donate IMAX' Theatre To University Of Southern California's School Of Cinematic Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

NEW YORK, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) today announced the donation of an IMAX theatre system to the University of Southern California's (USC) School of Cinematic Arts. The theatre, which is the first teaching lab of its kind in a collegiate setting, will be installed in a new auditorium donated by Michelle and Kevin Douglas, IMAX's largest shareholders, at the USC School of Cinematic Arts' Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts a 35,000-square-foot, fully digital training center. The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre and Immersive Media Lab will serve as a research facility and teaching facility for students to learn IMAX filmmaking as well as other immersive entertainment experiences including location-based entertainment and multi-player game design. (more...)

Marriott + Schnepp Launches New Website Showcasing Dupont and Logan Circle Real Estate & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Prospective buyers and sellers of Dupont Circle real estate as well as other properties in the Washington, D.C. metro area can now access a new online resource, MMSSTeam.com. Launched by Marriott + Schnepp, one of Coldwell Banker Dupont's top-performing teams, the new website serves as a window into the housing market in the region. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 4th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 4, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Jeff Awards, Theo Ubique's future plans, Jennifer Hudson performs, 'Damn Yankees' at LOW, 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' 'Coraline,' 'The Last Ship' and the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival debut, 'Spelling Bee' starts, 'Avenue Q' extends and BroadwayWorld Chicago hosts a Tony Party! (more...)

TUNE IN TIME, The Olympics of Musical Theater Songwriting, Stages Another Round of Competition at Stage 72, 7/1
by Stephen Hanks - Jun 29, 2014

TUNE IN TIME, New York City's exciting, new musical theater challenge returns to Stage 72 on Tuesday, July 1 at 9 pm with a new crop of exciting up-and-coming musical theater songwriters. The composers and lyricists must write a song from a musical whose title is literally picked from a hat, and in the genre determined by a spin of "The Dreaded Genre Wheel." Will it be a historical epic? Something a la Rodgers & Hammerstein? Or even [insert name of large theme-park owning megacorporation-turned-Broadway-megalopolis here]? Oh yeah, and they have just 20 minutes to do it. (more...)

Matt Mahaffey Announces New sElf Record SUPER FAKE NICE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Nearly twenty years since the formation of his Tennessee-based project sElf, Matt Mahaffey is releasing a new SElf EP – Super Fake Nice – on July 29th via a recently inked deal with El Camino Media. The six-song collection will feature original tracks – “Gonna Rock,” “Subconscious,” “Hey Hipster,” “Looks And Money,” “Splitting Atoms” and the lead single “Runaway.” (more...)

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas Announces BASSNECTAR Live, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas announces BASSNECTAR live at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 5, 2014. Doors 6:30 PM, Show 7:30 PM. Tickets go on sale June 28 at 9am PST. General Admission tickets are $35 plus applicable service charges. Ages 18+ with ID welcome. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketfly.com or vegas.brooklynbowl.com or at 877-987-6487. (more...)

COVER to Play MITF, 7/15-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The love that dare not speak its name becomes exactly that in Bill McMahon's heart-tugging work Cover, a play which examines the fault lines found in even the most committed relationships. Produced by Tony Award-winning producer Jim Kierstead and directed by Paul J. Michael, Cover will be performed Tuesday, July 15 at 6pm, Thursday, July 17 at 7:45pm, Saturday, July 26 at 4:15pm, Sunday, July 27 at 7pm, Monday, July 28 at 7:30pm and Tuesday, July 29 at 6pm at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, located at 312 West 36th Street. (more...)

IssuWorks, Headed by Former NASDAQ Vice-Chairman and Leading JOBS Act Policy Leader, Launches Investment Raise on Crowdfunder.com
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

BOULDER, CO - IssuWorks, a new venture by the former Vice-Chairman of NASDAQ David Weild, has recently launched its Series A funding round on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder. David Weild has been referred to as the 'father of the JOBS Act' due to his role in providing data, policy recommendations, and critical securities-related insights to legislators that led to support on Capitol Hill for legislation that enabled sweeping improvements to public and private company capital formation, including the establishment of key 'Testing the Waters' and 'Confidential Filings' for 'Emerging Growth Companies' and 'Crowdfunding' for private companies to accredited investors. (more...)

Curious Theatre Hosts 'Curious New Voices National Collective' Week-Long Playwriting Intensive; Performance Set for 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Curious Theatre Company announces their newest program for young playwrights: The Curious New Voices National Collective. Building on the 10-year success of their month-long local Summer Writing Intensive, this summer Curious will be piloting a week-long intensive open to young playwrights selected by regional theatres across the country. (more...)

Singer Songwriter Harrison Nida Releases Debut Single 'Celebrity Crush'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

With the release of his debut single 'Celebrity Crush,' his boy-band good looks and infectious charisma, Harrison Nida will soon be the object of said crushes rather than just singing about them. (more...)

OwnPhones 3D Printed Custom-Fit Wireless Earbuds To Revolutionize How People Experience Music During Any Activity
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

SAN DIEGO, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ OwnPhones (#ownphones), the world's first 3D printed, personalized wireless (using Bluetooth 4.0) smart earbuds (#earbuds) perfectly fitted to a user's ear shape, sound needs, style and activity, today announced it is launching a Kickstarter (#kickstarter) campaign in July to help complete the development of its revolutionary product. The campaign funding goal will be $250,000USD. As part of the company's efforts to engage consumers and build a community around the OwnPhones movement, the company is inviting audio enthusiasts to sign-up at www.ownphones.com in order to be the first to be notified of when the campaign goes LIVE and take advantage of its 'early bird' specials 50% off all sets of earbuds (regular retail prices range from $299USD to $449USD). (more...)

CONVERSATIONS WITH MY MOLESTER Set for MITF, 7/14-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Next month as a part of the 15th Anniversary Season of the Midtown International Theatre Festival, Michael Mack will perform the NY premiere of his acclaimed solo show Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith, which will run from Monday, July 14 thru Saturday, August 2 at the Jewel Box Theater (312 West 36th St, 4th Floor). Spanning four decades after his childhood experience of clergy sexual abuse, Mack's award-winning solo play is his spiritual autobiography charting the crime, the wreckage, and his astonishing, redemptive return to the Catholic Church. (more...)

Uptown Underground Announces Partnership with Indianapolis Cabaret Troupe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The Uptown Underground is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Indianapolis-based cabaret troupe PUR | The Company. Performing in Indianapolis for the past 4 years, PUR | The Company will appear at the Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, the first Saturday of the month. The Uptown Underground is set to open in Fall 2014. (more...)

BWW Previews: Behind the Scenes in Vermont Summer Theater
by Erin McIntyre - Jun 20, 2014

Summer in Vermont provides a multitude of theater opportunities for performers and audience members alike, and Broadway World got a behind-the-scenes look at a few of the state's companies and productions. This is by no means a complete list of all the extraordinary summer theater that happens in Vermont, and should be used as a starting point for further exploration. (more...)

Realtor Launches Specialty Real Estate Site: UniqueHudsonValleyHomes.com
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

NEW CITY, N.Y., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ A Hudson Valley-based Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker has launched a division of her practice dedicated to helping those who seek to buy or sell homes with unique characteristics. (more...)

THE COLD AND LOVELY to Drop New EP, 6/17; New Single 'Radio' Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Meghan Toohey and Nicole Fiorentino are… The Cold And Lovely; Ellis Bell Deluxe EP Drops June 17 - “Radio” Revealed w/ VICE's Noisey, National Spring Tour Kicks Off In NYC! (more...)

The Cold And Lovely Releases New EP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Cold and Lovely is the Brainchild of indie-rock goddesses, Meghan Toohey (The Weepies, Lenka, Schuyler Fisk) and Nicole Fiorentino (The Smashing Pumpkins, Veruca Salt, Spinnerette). (more...)

THE COLD AND LOVELY EP is Now Available to Stream
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Cold and Lovely is the Brainchild of indie-rock goddesses, Meghan Toohey (The Weepies, Lenka, Schuyler Fisk) and Nicole Fiorentino (The Smashing Pumpkins, Veruca Salt, Spinnerette). With influences such as My Bloody Valentine's Loveless and PJ Harvey's entire catalogue, the release features driving rock tunes, influcenced by that are as heartbreaking as they are anthemic. Mastered by Dave Cooley (M83, The Silversun Pickups), the deceivingly moody yet bold new Ellis Bell Deluxe EP is out now! (more...)

Josh Powell, Amy Griffin, Daniel Rowan and More to Star in THIS WILL ALL BE YOURS at MITF, 7/14-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Starting in the 1930s right through the 1980s, a quiet shift was taking place -- family-owned farms began to slowly disappear from the American landscape. They were replaced by huge malls, housing developments, or absorbed by larger commercial enterprises. The vanishing of America's farming community serves as the inspiration for This Will All Be Yours, a play with music by playwright and former New York Times columnist Laura Pedersen. It is one of the featured plays of The Midtown International Theatre Festival, celebrating its 15th anniversary, July 14 - August 10, 2014. (more...)

San Diego Gay Men's Chorus Launches Artistic Dance Troupe, 7/12-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

Across the manicured lawns of San Diego's former Naval Training Center, a new cadence echoes through the sandy-beige, military-built buildings. "One, two, three, four!" may still sound the same, but it is no longer used to maintain uniform marching; rather, the syllables summon the magical symmetry of dance. (more...)

The Midtown International Theatre Festival Announces Lineup for 15th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Year 2014 marks Year 15 for the MITF and John Chatterton is celebrating in a big way. Prolific producer John Chatterton has been a fixture of the Manhattan theatre scene for two decades. For much of that time, his Brainchild, The Midtown International Theatre Festival, has been celebrating the diversity of theatre becoming a leader in presenting powerful works from around the world - and one of the best reasons to come to New York in the summer. The once bachelor MITF now has a full family of arts programs: The Short Play Lab, which will be part of this year's festivities; Cabaret MITF - featuring Broadway and cabaret performers - also be part of this summer's festivities; and the Commercial Division spotlighting works whose production values and subject matter are the stuff for Off- [and on] Broadway; and, of course, the founding Midtown International Theatre Festival. The Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival and the MITF Children's Theatre Festival shared in the fun earlier this year. (more...)

Mystery Writers Fest Begins Today, 6/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Key West, Florida, has long been renowned as a writer's haven and locale of adventure and tropical intrigue. Now, the island where Tennessee Williams and Ernest Hemingway found their inspiration will be the setting for the first Mystery Writers Key West Fest, a gathering of premier South Florida based true crime, mystery and suspense writers. The inaugural celebration of sleuthing will take place this coming June 13-15, with the theme 'Murder and Mayhem in Paradise.' (more...)

Fit Food Finds: FARMBOX DIRECT - Healthy, Organic Items Delivered
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 8, 2014

Farmbox Direct delivers 100% certified organic, healthy food items directly to your door. This service has no sign up charges or additional fees. Products are wonderfully selected and ordering is easy. (more...)

First-Ever Yorkshire Festival Celebrates 100 Amazing Days
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The first ever Yorkshire Festival 2014 captured the imaginations of artists and public alike, attracting over 750,000 people to 1,400 performances of the headline events, which involved 7,000 participants and took place in the 100 days running up to Yorkshire's Tour de France Grand Depart. (more...)

SO WHAT IF I LOVED YOU Set for Merseles Studios, 8/21-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) presents 68 Productions' (68P) 'So What If I Loved You,' a multimedia one-woman show by Summer Dawn Hortillosa debuting August 2014 at exciting new venue Merseles Studios. (more...)

London Wonderground to Expand for Third Year at Southbank Centre, Begin. 25 July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

London Wonderground returns for a third year, bringing a piece of Coney Island to the South Bank of London. Underbelly and the Southbank Centre present a summer long festival of the world's best cabaret, circus and sideshows from the 25 July. (more...)

2014 Kelsey Theatre Awards Ceremony Set for Aug 16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

It's awards season at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre. The '2014 Kelsey Theatre Awards,' a Tony Awards-inspired evening that celebrates the theatrical successes of the past year, takes place Saturday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on Mercer County Community College's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. (more...)

Michael Mack's CONVERSATIONS WITH MY MOLESTER: A JOURNEY OF FAITH to Play NYMITF thru 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

This month, as a part of the 15th Anniversary Season of the Midtown International Theatre Festival, Michael Mack will perform the NY premiere of his acclaimed solo show Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith, which will run thru Saturday, August 2 at the Jewel Box Theater (312 West 36th St, 4th Floor). Spanning four decades after his childhood experience of clergy sexual abuse, Mack's award-winning solo play is his spiritual autobiography charting the crime, the wreckage, and his astonishing, redemptive return to the Catholic Church. (more...)

Saban's Iconic Power Rangers To Takeover San Diego Comic-Con International - SUPER MEGAFORCE Style
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Saban's Power Rangers will be back in full force at this year's San Diego Comic-Con International (July 24-27), showcasing the strength of the entertainment franchise. From meet and greets with the original Mighty Morphin Green Ranger, Jason David Frank, and the current Power Rangers Super Megaforce cast, to experiencing early gaming demos and sneak peeks of upcoming products, fans can expect nothing less than another action-packed Power Ranger Comic-Con experience. (more...)

CATF to Welcome Bruce Duncan and Bina48 for Lecture on Artificial Intelligence, 7/26; UNCANNY VALLEY Runs thru 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

The Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University's Humanities series will host speaker Bruce Duncan and artificial intelligence unit Bina48 for a lecture on Bina and the Evolution of Artificial Intelligence. The lecture will be held on Saturday, July 26 at 4:30 p.m. in Reynolds Hall (109 North King St.), and is free and open to the public. The CATF world premiere play, Uncanny Valley by Thomas Gibbons, part of the 2014 season which runs through August 3, was inspired by an article in National Geographic on Bina48. (more...)

Mad Cat Theatre to Present Superbolt's CENTRALIA, 8/14-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Mad Cat Theatre Company will present Centralia written by Superbolt Theatre. Mad Cat's Artistic Director, Paul Tei first became aware of Superbolt Theatre in the summer of 2012 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival when Mad Cat's production of Going Green the Wong Way, by Kristina Wong was also being presented. (more...)

Susan Flannery & More to Join Lung Cancer Foundation of America's 'Day at the Races'
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

TV actress Susan Flannery, NFL Linebacker Chris Draft, talk show host Tim Conway, Jr. and other special guests will join lung cancer advocates and supporters at the Lung Cancer Foundation of America's (LCFA) unique 'Day at the Races' event (more...)

OwnPhones Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Build World's First Wireless 3D Printed Custom-Fit Earbuds
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

SAN DIEGO, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ OwnPhones (#ownphones) today went LIVE with a Kickstarter (#kickstarter) campaign (http://bit.ly/ownphones) to help complete the development of its revolutionary product - the world's first wireless 3D printed, personalized smart earbuds (#earbuds) and an accompanying mobile app for iOS (Android to follow). The campaign, which has a funding goal of $250,000USD, features limited Early Bird specials of 50% off all sets of earbuds (regular retail prices range from $299USD to $449USD). (more...)

The Cold And Lovely Drop 'Doll' Video, LIVE in LA + EP Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

The Cold and Lovely is the Brainchild of indie-rock goddesses, Meghan Toohey (The Weepies, Lenka, Schuyler Fisk) and Nicole Fiorentino (more...)

Playvuu Charts 9 Weeks as Best New Featured App of the Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CALIF., July 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Playvuu, the exciting new video app startup that puts the power of the pros in your hands, announced today that its flagship product of the same name – just launched in May has been featured 'Best New App' in the Entertainment category in the App Store for nine weeks running. (more...)

Your:People Launches DIY PR Webinars
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

SOUTHFIELD, MI - Believing everyone needs PR but not everyone should have to pay a fortune for it, Your People LLC, a public relations agency, launches this month a series of DIY public relations webinars for purchase on its website: http://www.yourppl.com/webinars/. (more...)

CompTIA Continues to Inspire Young Women to Dream IT with Launch of Two New Websites
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Efforts by CompTIA, the IT Industry Trade Association, to attract more women into the information technology (IT) workforce received another big boost this week with the launch of two new websites linked to its Dream IT initiative. (more...)

Pure Theatre Presents THE 3RD SECTOR at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 30 July - 25 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Premiering at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year, The 3rd Sector inspired by real life events, takes the audience on a dark satirical journey through the modern world of corporate charity. The play investigates our relationship with charity at a time when spending cuts are felt in every sector, and in every household. The 3rd Sector is set in a high profile charity, Transplants for Britain and is a dark comedy which explores how your charity contributions are actually spent, and asks you to decide what kind of charity you want to support. (more...)

DARK PROPHET COMIC BOOK at COMIC-CON Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

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Mergatroyd Productions in Association with Midtown International Theater Festival Presents the World Premiere of JULIA & BUDDY, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Sparks fly between a neurotic philosopher and a dysfunctional maintenance man in a play about wanting somebody wrong who just might be right. JULIA & BUDDY - A romantic comedy at the Midtown International Theater Festival in the Jewel Box Theater at the WorkShop Theater Company, 312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor East between 8th & 9th Avenues, New York NY (more...)

Sharewall: Enabling Publishers to Monetize Content without Frustrating Readers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The service provides publishers with a number of benefits: (more...)

Fluent Tees Off Its 2014 Annual Charity Golf Outing With New Beneficiary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - August 13, will celebrate the fourth annual Fluent Charity Golf Tournament where a number of brand, agency and digital marketing executives will unite for a day of golf, building awareness and fundraising to benefit Services for the UnderServed, a nonprofit human services agency with a reputation for supporting veterans and individuals and families faced with a wide range of challenges, from mental illness, disabilities, and HIV/AIDS, often compounded by histories of homelessness, substance abuse, poverty and unemployment. (more...)

New Facebook mood experiment asks, 'Are you happier without Facebook?'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

LEIDEN, The Netherlands, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ The non-profit initiative, known as '99 Days of Freedom,' asks users to refrain from Facebook use for a period of 99 consecutive days and report-back on how the hiatus affects personal notions of happiness. The initiative's website, 99daysoffreedom.com, provides a set of simple user instructions, which include posting a 'time-off' image as a profile picture and starting a personalized, 99-day countdown clock. From there, participants are asked to complete anonymous 'happiness surveys' at the 33, 66 and 99-day marks, with results posted to the initiative's website as they're compiled. The initiative will also host a message board through which participants can post anonymous accounts of how an extended break from Facebook is impacting their lives. (more...)

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