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Protext Mobility Issues Corporate Update
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

DELRAY BEACH, FL - Protext Mobility (OTCQB: TXTM), a developer of innovative and trusted applications for the mobile communications market, is pleased to provide several corporate developments in this update. (more...)

Scoop: THE MILLERS on CBS - Saturday, April 19, 2014
by TV Scoop - Mar 31, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE MILLERS, airing on CBS on Saturday, April 19, 2014! (more...)

USA Debut: TextLimit Mobile Application
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month during which the States of Kentucky and West Virginia are the first in the nation to debut a new, high-tech solution to the epidemic of texting and driving crashes by offering millions of motorists free downloads of TextLimit a unique smartphone application that restricts touch screen and calling functions while the device is used in a moving vehicle. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

FPTC Presents 'Reel To Reel' Double Bill, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Reel To Reel: double bill with Krapp's Last Tape and The Archives; presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel. Performances run today, March 27-April 12: Thurs.-Sat. at 8 pm, with special 4 pm matinees on Sun. Mar. 30, Sun. April 6, and Sat. April 12. (more...)

PASSING STRANGE Opens 4/25 at Mixed Blood Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Identity and racial politics form the foundation of PASSING STRANGE, one of the seminal musicals of our time, and Mixed Blood Theatre's production honors that epic rock legacy, with the added dimension of the intimacy and immediacy of the Alan Page Auditorium. With disparate styles that range from '60's Europop to '70's punk to '80's electronica, to gospel, soul, and funk, to musical theatre, and with a nod to James Brown, this Tony Award winner is a play within a rock concert. Eschewing preconceptions, this band's lead singer is a middle class African American Buddhist rocker ex-pat story-teller, sharing the picaresque journey of his youth via 24 songs. The play's title is inspired by a passage in Shakespeare's OTHELLO. (more...)

Digital Omnivores Craving More Content Across Devices, According to Deloitte's 'Digital Democracy Survey'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

NEW YORK, March. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Digital omnivores those consumers who own a trio of tablets, smartphones and laptops continue to grow, driven by the proliferation of new platforms and increased device adoption. Released today, Deloitte's eighth edition of the 'Digital Democracy Survey' (formerly the 'State of the Media Democracy' survey) reveals that over one third (37 percent) of U.S. consumers are now digital omnivores, a 42 percent growth over the previous year. This growth is primarily driven by continued tablet adoption (33 percent increase) and, to a lesser extent, smartphone ownership (18 percent increase). Moreover, women, who made up over one-third (35 percent) of omnivores two years ago, now account for 45 percent of this group. (more...)

New Book by Arianna Huffington Urges to Live a Successful Life
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

'In Thrive, Arianna urges all of us to get in touch with who we really are so that we can live life on our own terms. From the importance of sleep to the imperative to listen to our own inner voice for ways to deal with the daily time crunches we all feel, this book lays out a path for each of us to look within and make our lives more authentic and fulfilling.' -Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of Lean In (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

City of Mobile Lowers Costs and Raises Safety with Innovative DriveCam powered by Lytx Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

'We made a commitment to our community to operate the safest fleet possible, while also reducing costs for the City,' said City of Mobile safety manager Gary Gamble. 'We've significantly reduced risky driving behaviors like Distracted and drowsy driving, as well as following too closely, which can lead to future incidents. The DriveCam Program also allows us to protect and exonerate our drivers through the use of video." (more...)

Welcome Moss Hart Back to Broadway - Meet the Full Cast of Lincoln Center's ACT ONE, Beginning Tomorrow!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 19, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater presents Act One, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart. The production is scheduled to begin previews tomorrow night, March 20 and will open on Thursday, April 17 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus check out the latest TV spot for the production! (more...)

Protext Mobility Announces Distribution Agreement With Bay Ridge Honda/Volvo/Volkswagen of New York to Sell Distracted Driving Solution
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

DELRAY BEACH, FL - Protext Mobility (OTCQB: TXTMD) (OTCQB: TXTM), a developer of innovative and trusted applications for the mobile communications market, is pleased to announce that the Company has executed a distribution agreement with Bay Ridge Honda, Bay Ridge Volvo, and Bay Ridge Volkswagen, one of New York's premier Auto-Dealership groups. This auto dealer group sold in excess of 6,000 vehicles last year, including Honda, Volkswagen and Volvo. Pursuant to the agreement, Protext's OBD-II Distracted driving solution will be marketed and sold through all three of the Bay Ridge dealerships in the NYC Tri-State area. The DriveAlert product, a text blocking and Distracted driving solution aimed at curbing the Distracted driving epidemic, will be sold directly to consumers with collateral marketing and product information displayed prominently at the welcome desk and throughout the showroom floor. (more...)

Car-aoke Anyone? New Study Reveals Singing Out Loud is Top Activity While Driving; One in Four Admit to Texting
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Singing out loud is the number one activity while driving, according to a consumer survey from DMEautomotive released in conjunction with National Collision Awareness month. And more dangerous Distracted driving activities such as sending/receiving a text, talking on the phone, and eating, rank in the top five activities performed while driving. (more...)

BWW Review: FLASHDANCE: More Flicker Than Flame
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 14, 2014

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL delivers on its promise of electrifying dance, but its story is forgettable and fails to inspire. (more...)

Rideau Recognition Solutions Releases 'People Artistry at Work The Ennoblement Imperative'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Rideau Recognition Solutions Chief Executive Officer Peter W. Hart and author David Zinger, a globally recognized expert on the subject of worker engagement, have teamed up to write 'The Ennoblement Imperative: People Artistry at Work.' Copies are available here: http://www.PeopleArtistry.com (more...)

Tony Winner Cynthia Nixon Joins Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal in Roundabout's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Tony Award winner Cynthia Nixon joins the Broadway cast of Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing opposite Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal. She'll play the role of Charlotte. The show will begin performances at Roundabout Theater Company's American Airlines Theatre on October 2, 2014, directed by Sam Gold. Gyllenhaal will make her Broadway debut starring as 'Annie' opposite McGregor as 'Henry'. (more...)

WARP SPEED: THE SCIFI PARODY MUSICAL to Play MITF; Aims for Off-Broadway Debut
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

WARP SPEED: the SciFi Parody Musical previously titled Where No Man Has Gone Before: The Unauthorized Star Trek Parody Musical, which will debut at the Midtown International Theatre Festival's Commercial Division, has announced it's intention to move Off-Broadway following the festival. (more...)

NTC Stages Opens AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Tracy Letts' 'August: Osage County,' opening tonight, March 13 and directed by Tony Daniel, portrays a family attempting to support each other in a crisis. Three sisters and their significant others come home to be with their mother when their father disappears. They soon learn that he has committed suicide. (more...)

Andrea Coville's New Book, RELEVANCE is Available Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

A new book released today declares 'relevance' as the most important goal of 21 st-century communications initiatives, more important than the superficial metrics of eyeballs, buzz and impressions. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre to Stage BYE BYE BIRDIE, 5/9-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Bye Bye Birdie perches at Tacoma Little Theatre this May. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tucson - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Tucson (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

BWW Reviews: Woolly Mammoth's ARGUENDO Stumbles in its Attempt to Please the Court
by Benjamin Tomchik - Apr 4, 2014

"Mr. Chief Justice, may it please the court," is the opening every lawyer states before presenting oral arguments. When Arguendo at Woolly Mammoth Theatre keeps its focus on the oral arguments of Barnes v. Glen Theatre Inc., the show is praiseworthy on many levels. But when the Arguendo becomes Distracted, it not only fails to please the court, it loses on appeal. (more...)

Scoop: THE TODAY SHOW on NBC - April 12-13, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 4, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE TODAY SHOW, airing on NBC on April 12-13, 2014! (more...)

Safe Driving Starts with Smart Decisions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

“CEA believes the government and private sector must work together to promote and encourage safe-driving practices,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA. “As part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, CEA is working to make the driving experience safer for everyone through education and outreach. Our goal is to remind drivers that, just like pilots who go through a pre-flight check list before they take off, you should take the time to plan out your trip before you take to the road.” (more...)

Fitness Tip of the Day: Don't Text and Train
by Christina Mancuso - Apr 3, 2014

In order to get the maximum results from any workout, you need to be actively engaged for at least 20 minutes with your Maximum Heart Rate at 85%. (more...)

Pipelinersales Announces Successful Launch of GO AHEAD! in the USA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Pipelinersales Inc. announced today the official launch of the GO AHEAD! Breakfast in Los Angeles, the first in the United States. GO AHEAD! is an independent economic platform for business executives who believe in responsible leadership, personal responsibility, and the entrepreneurial spirit. Pipeliner CEO, Nikolaus Kimla, held yet another event for top leaders in Austria on April 1st, and reported the positive reception received in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Talent Shines in Problematic MOTH at Studio 2ndStage
by Jennifer Perry - Apr 18, 2014

I only wish the exceptionally talented cast and creative team had more to work with in terms of this particular script. (more...)

Les Waters Replaces Pam MacKinnon as MARJORIE PRIME Director; Show Runs 9/10-10/19 at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Obie Award-winner Les Waters will direct the world premiere of Jordan Harrison's profound and engaging "Marjorie Prime" at the Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum, September 10 through October 19, 2014. The opening is set for September 21. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HARVEY Always a Hit at Boise Little Theater
by Teresa Rodrick - Apr 17, 2014

Harvey. Good ol' Ha-Ha-Har-Harvey. Harvey may be one of the most beloved movies starring Jimmy Stewart. That movie was based on this play by Mary Chase. Wendy Koeppl directed this production at Boise Little Theater and it was a very sweet production. (more...)

Sprint Recognizes National Distracted Driving Awareness Month as Nearly All U.S. Drivers View Texting While Driving as a Serious Threat
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

According to a 2013 study on traffic safety culture by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, nearly all drivers view texting or emailing while driving as a very serious threat to their own personal safety and consider it completely unacceptable.i (more...)

Sprint Recognizes National Distracted Driving Awareness Month as Nearly All U.S. Drivers View Texting While Driving as a Serious Threat
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

According to a 2013 study on traffic safety culture by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, nearly all drivers view texting or emailing while driving as a very serious threat to their own personal safety and consider it completely unacceptable.i (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with Cast of Mixed Blood's PASSING STRANGE, Opening 4/25
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2014

Identity and racial politics form the foundation of PASSING STRANGE, one of the seminal musicals of our time, and Mixed Blood Theatre's production honors that epic rock legacy, with the added dimension of the intimacy and immediacy of the Alan Page Auditorium. With disparate styles that range from '60's Europop to '70's punk to '80's electronica, to gospel, soul, and funk, to musical theatre, and with a nod to James Brown, this Tony Award winner is a play within a rock concert. Eschewing preconceptions, this band's lead singer is a middle class African American Buddhist rocker ex-pat story-teller, sharing the picaresque journey of his youth via 24 songs. The play's title is inspired by a passage in Shakespeare's OTHELLO. (more...)

New Honda Safety Campaign Reminds Millennials About Dangers of Texting and Driving in Conjunction with Distracted Driving Awareness Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

TORRANCE, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Honda is initiating a new social media program aligned with April's Distracted Driving Awareness Month to call attention to the dangers of texting while driving. In support of this first-ever National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) initiative, Honda is launching the 'Thumbs Up' (#ThumbsUp) social media campaign to reach young drivers by utilizing the emoticons that are essential to millennial texting, along with a video that illustrates the importance of safe driving. (more...)

Pioneer Brings Apple CarPlay to the Vehicle You Already Own
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Utilizing large, in-dash Pioneer LCD displays, CarPlay featuring Siri voice control, gives iPhone users the features while allowing them to stay focused on the road. With CarPlay, consumers with iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5 can use Siri to make and receive calls, compose and respond to text messages, use Apple Maps for navigation and listen to their music, podcasts and iTunes RadioSM. For more information about CarPlay, visit www.apple.com/ios/carplay. (more...)

CHERYL FUDGE FASHION CAMP Calls All Fashionistas to Open House, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Calling all Fashionistas!!! Come to Cheryl Fudge Fashion Camp Sunday, May 18, 2014 for an Open House from 10AM to 5PM to express the fashionista in you!! The successful franchise Cheryl Fudge Fashion Camp is now located at 512 Livingston Street, Norwood, New Jersey and is owned and operated by Norwood resident Marlena McMahon. McMahon, who would vacation each summer in Nantucket, was captivated by the concept of the styling franchise and thought to bring the fashion classes, summer camp and birthday party destination to Bergen County. Cheryl Fudge Fashion Camp is equipped with a fashion runway with wireless microphones, a professional Broadway Theater sound system, two State of the Art 75" LED HD display monitors and visual camera system that transforms your child's image and fashion live performance onto the "big screen," there is also a red carpet, step and repeat for photos and so much more all in an effort to making this a true Hollywood experience. A large kitchen area and lounge for parents to sit, relax and actually a moment for "ME Time" while kids are engaged and being creative. (more...)

Fracture Zone 2015 by Jim Johnson - Now Available on Amazon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Fracture Zone 2015 presents a clear and accurate picture of the current economic and geopolitical issues facing the world today. According to the author America continues reeling from the effects of three “Black Swan” events costing us trillions of losses, displaying a pattern of increasingly volatile booms, busts and bubbles in a growing tempest driving us toward impending cascading collapse. American power is waning: Europe is bankrupt and impotent; the US cannot prevent the implosion of weak but vital Arab Spring states surrounding Israel, nor nuclear proliferation or contagious warfare. Internal barbarians and “elites” loot America from the inside, while America's enemies gain power. The book articulates the staggering transfer of wealth from the US and the rest of the Anglophile world to the developing nations are the seismic forces of our age. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tucson - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Tucson (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Scoop: THE TODAY SHOW on NBC - April 12-13, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 12, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE TODAY SHOW, airing on NBC on April 12-13, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: GROWING UP FISHER on NBC - Tuesday, April 29, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 11, 2014

Get all the scoop on GROWING UP FISHER, airing on NBC on Tuesday, April 29, 2014! (more...)

FPTC to Present 'Reel To Reel' Double Bill, 3/27-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Reel To Reel: double bill with Krapp's Last Tape and The Archives; presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel. Performances run March 27-April 12: Thurs.-Sat. at 8 pm, with special 4 pm matinees on Sun. Mar. 30, Sun. April 6, and Sat. April 12. Tickets: $20, $15 for students & seniors. Held at The Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont St., Boston 02118. For general information, www.fortpointtc.org, 617.750.8900; for advance tickets, call 800.838.3006 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/582020. (more...)

Virtual Reality Takes a New Turn with Allstate's 'Reality Rides(SM)' Across America Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Curved LED televisions embedded in the windshield of real vehicles will serve as centerpieces of Allstate Insurance Company's 'Reality Rides SM' 2014 national campaign tour. Kicking off during the peak of 'Distracted Driving Awareness Month,' Reality Rides is a unique driving simulation experience featuring innovative Distracted driving technology. The tour will start in Philadelphia and travel to more than 40 American cities at venues ranging from community gatherings to sporting events and teen safe driving advocacy programs. (more...)

Mindflash Releases Breakthrough Emotion Tracking Software for Online Training
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

PALO ALTO, CA - Mindflash has released a powerful new version of its online business-training software that allows corporate trainers to understand whether trainees are confused or excited by course material, just as they might in traditional, in-person training. The new functionality, available now and developed in concert with Stanford-based computer-vision company Sension, precisely analyzes trainees' facial expressions to compute a real-time 'Engagement Score' for each portion of the course. The score is provided in aggregate, never by trainee, to help the trainer identify opportunities for improvements in course materials. A minimum of five trainees must complete a course before an Engagement Score is generated.  (more...)

CES on the Hill Showcases Top Tech Innovation to Nation's Capital
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

nsumer Electronics Association (CEA): (more...)

With 'daydreaming' a top driving distraction, Erie Insurance asks bloggers if smartphone apps can help
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

ERIE, Pa., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Drivers should keep their hands on the wheel, their eyes on the road and their minds on what they're doinganything else could become a deadly case of Distracted driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (more...)

With 'daydreaming' a top driving distraction, Erie Insurance asks bloggers if smartphone apps can help
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

ERIE, Pa., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Drivers should keep their hands on the wheel, their eyes on the road and their minds on what they're doinganything else could become a deadly case of Distracted driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (more...)

Philadelphia Insurance Companies Offers Online Course for Distracted Driving Awareness Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Approximately every 30 seconds there is an automobile crash involving a cell phone and texting, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). Cell phones are just one type of distraction that may have contributed to more than 5.6 million crashes the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported in 2012. Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY) wants to help reduce Distracted driving accidents by offering a free, 20 minute online training for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. (more...)

VH1 Announces New Slate of Animal-Centric Programming
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

The cat is out of the bag today as VH1 announced a new slate of original animal-centric programming for VH1's new Feline Fridays. (more...)

National Safety Council poll: 8 in 10 drivers mistakenly believe hands-free cell phones are safer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

ITASCA, Ill., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ New findings from a National Safety Council public opinion poll indicate 80 percent of drivers across America incorrectly believe that hands-free devices are safer than using a handheld phone. More than 30 studies show hands-free devices are no safer than handheld as the brain remains Distracted by the cell phone conversation. Of the poll participants who admitted to using hands-free devices, 70 percent said they do so for safety reasons. (more...)

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