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Profiles In History Presents The Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector IV Auction, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The nation's renowned auction house, Profiles in History, (www.profilesinhistory.com) has set July 11, 2014 (11 a.m. PST) to present the highly anticipated The Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector IV, the next auction of the series. Following the immensely successful Parts I, II, and III, the newest auction will represent a wide array of single lots, meticulously compiled groups and comprehensive archives. (more...)

Anna Fishbeyn's MY STUBBORN TONGUE to Play New Ohio Theatre, Begin. 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

New Ohio Theatre presents XO Feminist Productions' MY STUBBORN TONGUE written and performed by Anna Fishbeyn ('Sex in Mommyville') directed by Scott Klavan ('Irena's Vow') with performances beginning August 6 prior to an official press opening of August 8 at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street, inside the landmark Archive Building, between Greenwich Street and Washington Street in the West Village). (more...)

An Extraordinary Collection Of American, English And European History Is Represented In Profiles Of History's 'The Property of a Distinguished Private Collector, Part I
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The nation's renowned auction house, Profiles in History, (www.profilesinhistory.com) has set July 11, 2014 (11 a.m. PST) to present the highly anticipated The Property of a Distinguished Private Collector IV, the next auction of the series. Following the immensely successful Parts I, II, and III, the newest auction will represent a wide array of single lots, meticulously compiled groups and comprehensive archives. (more...)

San Francisco tells Monkey Parking to drop mobile app for auctioning city parking spots
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera today issued an immediate cease-and-desist demand to Monkey Parking, a mobile peer-to-peer bidding app that enables motorists to auction off the public parking spaces their vehicles occupy to nearby drivers. The app, currently available for iOS devices, describes itself on the Apple iTunes App Store as the 'the first app which lets you make money every time that you are about to leave your on-street parking spot.' (more...)

Charles Cassar Releases A CHILD TO CHERISH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

United States (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image Releases Overview of Programs & Exhibitions for Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Astoria, New York, June 18, 2014—Museum of the Moving Image announces its major film series and exhibitions for the summer. Highlights include a new exhibition and accompanying film series exploring the work of the legendary animation director Chuck Jones(opening July 19), films by Gustav Deutsch (July 25–27), See It Big! Hollywood Melodrama (August 2–31), films by Hong Kong producer, director, and actor Patrick Lung Kong, with Lung Kong and Tsui Hark in person (August 15–24), and a complete retrospective of Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien (beginning September 12). Additional programs and exhibitions will be announced as they are confirmed. See below for schedule and descriptions. (more...)

Author Erika C. Stevenson's New Memoir Gives a Voice to Sudeten Germans
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Author Erika C. Stevenson desires to give a voice to the Sudeten Germans, an oft-forgotten group who experienced hatred and xenophobia already present after World War I, and the final solution of ethnic cleansing following WW II. In her new book, 'Fighting for Road Apples: A Memoir' (published by iUniverse), Stevenson chronicles her personal experiences as a German in Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic). (more...)

BWW Reviews: A MAN CALLED DESTRUCTION Covers the Bases
by John Walker Ross - Jun 18, 2014

Holly George-Warren's A Man Called Destruction is the first full-length biography of Alex Chilton... (more...)

1000 MONKEYS Are About to Take Over Red Sandcastle Theatre Again
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

1000 Monkeys are about to take over the Red Sandcastle Theatre for the second year! Well not really, it's a metaphor, and that's exactly what you'd expect from this crew of 30 enthusiastic playwrights who have agreed to spend 24hours at the theatre creating new works over the August long weekend (more...)

SanDisk Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Fusion-io
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

"Fusion-io will accelerate our efforts to enable the flash-transformed data center, helping companies better manage increasingly heavy data workloads at a lower total cost of ownership," said Sanjay Mehrotra, SanDisk president and CEO. "Customers will benefit from the addition of Fusion-io's leading PCIe solutions to SanDisk's vertically integrated business model. We look forward to working with the world-class engineering and go-to-market teams from Fusion-io to provide high-value solutions to customers around the world." (more...)

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Launches Campaign for the Lucas Museum of Cultural Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti has launched a campaign for the Lucas Museum of Cultural Arts. The museum, a legacy project of “Star Wars” creator George Lucas, was originally a two-way battle between Chicago and San Francisco for the director's private art collection. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Gripping, Wrenching JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG at American Century Theater
by Andrew White - Jun 11, 2014

Opening as it does to coincide with the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Joe Banno's moving production reminds us just how much we are still haunted by the ghosts of World War II, and the horrific moral dilemmas of those days. With a large cast that is mostly up to the material Banno has given us a memorable evening of theater that challenges us. Forget plays that give you a cozy, morally superior perch, Mann the playwright and Banno the director force us to think about how we contributed to the monster that was Adolf Hitler. (more...)

Zumba Launches Choreography Instagram Contest to Shakira's 'Dare (La La La)'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

MIAMI, FL - Global fitness leader and lifestyle brand Zumba is revving up its music engine by asking fans around the world to submit to Instagram a 15-second video of their most awesome dance moves to Shakira's international hit 'Dare (La La La)' using hashtag #ZumbaDare. In doing so, the applicant with the best choreography will win an all-expense-paid trip for two to Florida, be featured (with winning choreography) in the official Zumba video for 'Dare' alongside Zumba co-founder Beto and be promoted by Shakira on her social channels and official website. The contest runs from June 10-July 6, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Good People Theater Company Stays Loyal to THE FANTASTICKS
by Don Grigware - Jun 10, 2014

The Fantasticks/book & lyrics by Tom Jones/music by Harvey Schmidt/directed by Janet Miller/Good People Theater Company/at The Lillian Theatre/through June 29 (more...)

BWW Reviews: Minneapolis Musical Theatre's BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON is an Entertaining and Controversial Political Satire
by Jill Schafer - Jun 10, 2014

Minneapolis Musical Theatre's production of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, a Broadway musical with sharp political satire and social commentary wrapped up in a great emo-rock score, has sparked controversy. (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery Presents VIRGINIA WOOLF: ART, LIFE AND VISION, 7/10-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

A major exhibition exploring the life and achievements of Virginia Woolf, one of the most important and celebrated writers of the twentieth century, opens at the National Portrait Gallery tomorrow, Thursday 10 July 2014. Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision, on display until 26 October, will feature painted portraits, photographs, drawings and rare archival material. (more...)

China Hydroelectric Corporation Announces Completion of Merger
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

BEIJING, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ China Hydroelectric Corporation (NYSE: CHC, CHCWS) ('China Hydroelectric' or the 'Company'), an owner, developer and operator of small hydroelectric power projects in the People's Republic of China, today announced the completion of its merger (the 'Merger') with CPT Wyndham Sub Ltd. ('Merger Sub'), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CPT Wyndham Holdings Ltd. ('Parent'), pursuant to the agreement and plan of merger (the 'Merger Agreement'), dated January 13, 2014, among the Company, Parent and Merger Sub. As a result of the Merger, the Company became a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Parent. (more...)

Vote Counting Discrepancy Questioned By Digital Ally's Largest Shareholder
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

OPA LOCKA, Fla., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Stephen Gans, the largest stockholder of Digital Ally, Inc. (DGLY) (the 'Company'), announced today that he has sent a letter to the members of the Company's board of directors asking them to investigate the accuracy of the voting results the Company reported in its SEC Form 8-K filing on June 18, 2014 following the annual meeting of stockholders held on June 12, 2014. Mr. Gans had solicited proxies to vote against two of the Company's proposals to be voted on at the annual meeting. (more...)

BWW Recap: AGATHA CHRISTIE's BIG FOUR Strike Again in Poirot Mystery
by Elizabeth Peterson-Vita - Jul 30, 2014

PBS' Masterpiece Mystery raises the curtain on the final episodes of their adaptations of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot adventures, starring David Suchet, with their 90 minute version of THE BIG FOUR, based on a novel originally penned by Christie in 1927. However, anyone familiar with the novel should be prepared for significant plot changes and a sentimentally-tinged (but underused) cast of characters in this production, which is indeed theatrically over the top. And for one key SPOILER ALERT: despite the episode's initial framing, Poirot does not die, though anyone worth their Christie salt should be able to see through this from the outset. (more...)

"Genocide Revealed" is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Madison, WI (more...)

Blast Applications IFBC Merger Update
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

PLAINVIEW, NY -  Blast Applications (PINKSHEETS: BLAP). The merger with IFBC includes, but is not limited to, the 6,000,000 dollars in revenues which Justwine generated last year, as Justwine is only one part of IFBC. (more...)

Advanced Content Services, Inc. Announces DTCC Deposit Chill Has Been Lifted
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

LAS VEGAS, NV - Advanced Content Services, Inc.  (OTC: ADCS) CEO Thomas Wolff is pleased to announce that the Company has been officially notified by DTCC that the deposit chill placed on the stock in August 2011, has been lifted: As stated in The Letter to counsel: 'The Depository Trust Company has determined to lift the Deposit Chill and has resumed accepting deposits of the Issue for depository and book entry transfer services.' (more...)

Update: Tension Continues Over South Williamsport's Cancelled SPAMALOT
by Jillian Gaier - Jul 21, 2014

A few weeks ago, we learned that South Williamsport, a high school in Lycoming County, PA, had been forced to cancel their spring production of Monty Python's Spamalot due to 'controversial content,' which includes a homosexual marriage. According to WNEP, the administrators thought that the musical's subject matter was too inappropriate for students. After attracting considerable coverage in the media, this issue is still under review by the South Williamsport district and the state of Pennsylvania. But despite the fact that no new information has been released, Hesherman reporter Howard Sherman has been taking the matter into his own hands. (more...)

Iteris Announces Receipt of Notice of Noncompliance with NYSE MKT Listing Standards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

About Iteris, Inc. (more...)

Key Tronic Corporation Enters Into Letter of Intent to Acquire CDR Manufacturing, Inc. for $46.9 Million
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash., July 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Key Tronic Corporation (Nasdaq:KTCC), a provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS), today announced that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire CDR Manufacturing, Inc. (dba Ayrshire Electronics) for $46.9 million in cash. The Letter of intent includes a 75 day exclusivity period for completion of due diligence and negotiation of the definitive agreement. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stars of MSMT's SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Reimagine Their Roles
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 16, 2014

'What I love that Patti [Colombo] is doing with this show is that she is not making it a sepia-toned romance,' declares Jarid Faubel, the actor who portrays Adam Pontipee in Maine State Music Theatre's new production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, directed and choreographed by Patti Colombo, which opens its three-week run July 17th. His co-star, Heidi Kettenring, concurs: 'Millie is one of the most challenging musical roles I have done of late. I am basing her character on a line early in the play where she says that she buried her parents on the Oregon Trail and finished the trek herself. She is feminine, but strong enough to have made that journey alone.' (more...)

Soho Rep. Meets Fundraising Goal Following Cancelled Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

On March 31, 300 friends, artists and supporters gathered to celebrate and honor Soho Rep.'s Board Chair Jon Dembrow at their annual spring gala. Forty-five minutes into the evening, the beam supporting a second-story balcony at the event venue, Angel Orensanz Center, cracked. The building was deemed unsafe and all the guests were evacuated by the FDNY. The cancellation of the event and on-site auction left Soho Rep. with a projected end-of-the-fiscal-year deficit of $68,000. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 3D Theatricals' DAMN YANKEES Boasts Miles of HEART
by Don Grigware - Jul 14, 2014

Belonging to the Golden Age of Broadway musicals, Damn Yankees opened in New York in 1955, winning 7 Tony Awards and was made into a feature film in 1958, starring its original Tony winners Ray Walston and Gwen Verdon. In fact, Damn Yankees sparked the long-time fruitful collaboration between Verdon and choreographer Bob Fosse. Legendary stuff! Now in a dazzling revival at 3D Theatricals in Fullerton, America's number one sport baseball - well, in the 50s anyway - is given a finely honed treatment...the perfect summer entertainment. (more...)

Thinspace New CEO Issues Letter to Shareholders
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

PORT ORANGE, Fla., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Thinspace Technology Inc. (OTCQB: THNS; 'Thinspace or the 'Company'), a global provider of reliable, scalable and affordable application delivery, virtualization, and cloud client technology to public and private sector companies and organizations of all sizes, today announced that on July 7, 2014 it issued a letter to shareholders from its Chief Executive Officer Chris Bautista. The Letter is included in its entirety below: (more...)

North Korea Complains to the U.N. Over James Franco and Seth Rogen's THE INTERVIEW
by Movies News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

North Korea has been against James Franco and Seth Rogen's comedy film THE INTERVIEW from the start, but now the country's backlash is getting stronger -- and more official. (more...)

Sigma Corporation of America announces new "Test Shoot: Try Before You Buy" Consumer Loaner Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

“The 'Test Shoot: Try Before You Buy' program is a bold and unique initiative from Sigma and for the photo industry,” said Christine Moossmann, director of marketing for Sigma Corporation of America. “It gives consumers an opportunity to shoot with the dp2 Quattro camera and experience, first hand, the amazing images the camera and the new Quattro sensor produce. There are so many camera options out there and we'd like to make the buying process more personal. There's no better way to understand the capabilities of the dp2 Quattro than to spend time shooting with it.” (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the First Trailer for the LUCKY STIFF Movie, Starring Jason Alexander, Dominic Marsh, Nikki M. James and More!
by Movies News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Several Tony Award-winners teamed up to bring an adaptation of the 1988 musical LUCKY STIFF to the big screen. Starring Jason Alexander, the late Dennis Farina, Dominic Marsh, Nikki M. James, Don Amendolia, Pamela Shaw and Kate Shindle, the movie will compete in the 'Feature Film' competition of this year's Montreal World Film Festival. Click below to check out the first trailer for the film! (more...)

New Release of Resilinc Conflict Minerals Module Minimizes Cost of Reporting and Increases Supplier Participation Rates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

MILPITAS, CA(Marketwired - Aug 7, 2014) -   Resilinc Corp., the leading provider of supply chain resiliency solutions, today announced a new version of its award winning Resilinc Conflict Minerals Module™ focused on driving down the costs of reporting and dramatically increasing supplier participation rates across global supply chains.  (more...)

Consumer Privacy Groups Urge Obama To Propose Strong Privacy Law
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Consumer Watchdog has joined with six other consumer privacy organizations in calling for President Obama to propose strong privacy legislation in the groups' comments on the White House report on 'big data.' (more...)

Salt Lake Comic Con Responds to San Diego Comic-Con International
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ In response to San Diego Comic-Con International's cease and desist letter, Salt Lake Comic Con (http://saltlakecomiccon.com/) is letting its fans and attendees know that the 2 nd Annual Salt Lake Comic Con is on schedule and won't be stopped by San Diego. (more...)

Salt Lake Comic Con Responds to SDCC's Cease & Desist
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

In response to San Diego Comic-Con International's cease and desist letter, Salt Lake Comic Con (http://saltlakecomiccon.com/) is letting its fans and attendees know that the 2nd Annual Salt Lake Comic Con is on schedule and won't be stopped by San Diego. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Broadway's Patti Murin Talks to THE BACHELORETTE Runner-Up Nick Viall
by Patti Murin - Aug 6, 2014

When we asked Patti Murin to represent BroadwayWorld on a conference call with Nick the day after the finale aired, we weren't sure what we would get. Even though Patti was extremely professional, we think there might have been a bit of passive-aggressive insinuation in her question. What do you think? Also, Nick sounds like he is pretty nervous during this call. Do you think it might have something to do with completely breaking The Fantasy Suite's strict 'What Happens Here, Stays Here' policy on national TV? (more...)

J.K. Rowling Sends Letter from 'Dumbledore' to Shooting Survivor
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Letter, which also contained a wand, letters from Hogwars, and a signed copy of the third book in the series THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN, comes just a few weeks after Stay paraphrased Dumbledore at a memorial event for her family. (more...)

Film Adaptation of Musical LUCKY STIFF, Starring Jason Alexander, Nikki M. James to Compete at Montreal Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Starring Jason Alexander, the late Dennis Farina, Dominic Marsh, Nikki M. James, Don Amendolia, Pamela Shaw and Kate Shindle, the movie will compete in the 'Feature Film' competition of this year's Montreal World Film Festival. (more...)

Brandman University School of Extended Education Announces New, Enhanced IT Certification Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

IRVINE, CA(Marketwired - Aug 4, 2014) - Brandman University's School of Extended Education, one of five schools within Brandman University, well-recognized for its rich history of supporting adult learners, today announced its IT Professional Certificates program. Brandman now offers the highly regarded professional certifications that are required by many business owners and other key decision-makers for specific IT-focused career paths. The program pairs IT-focused training and certifications with business acumen and leadership skill development. (more...)

BWW Reviews: STUPID FUCKING BIRD at Woolly Mammoth Presents an Unforgettable Remount
by Heather Nadolny - Aug 3, 2014

Woolly Mammoth's remounted production of STUPID FUCKING BIRD is an electric escape into laughter, existential fear, and everything else a completely solid production should be. (more...)

VIDEO: Remembering AMERICAN IDOL's Michael Johns; Watch Performance Highlights
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2014

Below, watch highlights from Michael John's appearances during the 2008 season. (more...)

GigOptix Proposes to Acquire GSI Technology for $6.50 Per Share
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

"We have great respect for GSI Technology, and together, we can create a world-class high-speed communication semiconductor business," said Dr. Avi Katz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GigOptix, Inc. "We believe our combination will deliver superior value to our respective shareholders, as it will strengthen the value proposition that we provide to our mutual customers becoming a major lead supplier of semiconductor devices for the new era of high-speed core, metro and cloud connectivity infrastructure markets. With the combination, GSI Technology's shareholders, as new shareholders in GigOptix, would not only achieve a significant realization event, but would also be able to share in the growth of the combined company." (more...)

NYC & THE CIVIL WAR and More Among Exhibitions at New-York Historical Society This Sept
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The New-York Historical Society has announced its September 2014 exhibitions. Details below! (more...)

SESAME STREET PRESENTS ELMO'S WORLD TOUR Returns to Australia in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Elmo is getting ready for one more tour down under before taking his dancing feet back to Sesame Street! This October is Australia's last chance to enjoy SESAME STREET PRESENTS ELMO'S WORLD TOUR - a live on stage, locally written and produced production. (more...)

Bookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The dispute between Amazon and Hachette, which shows once again that independent bookstores are the only booksellers who can be counted on to make all books available to readers, has continued into its fourth month--and gotten more heated. (more...)

LUCKY STIFF, Starring Jason Alexander, to World Premiere at Montreal Film Festival, 8/22
by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

LUCKY STIFF, the zany off-Broadway musical from Tony®-winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, comes to the big screen! (more...)

BWW Review: Do You Hear The People Sing? Drayton's LES MISERABLES Shines
by Mary Alderson - Aug 13, 2014

The classic story turned epic musical has finally made its way to Grand Bend's Huron Country Playhouse. Based on Victor Hugo's novel, LES MISERABLES follows the life of prisoner 24601, Jean Valjean, who was thrown in jail for stealing a loaf of bread for a hungry child. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, 9/6-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of Carlisle Floyd's two-act opera Susannah September 6 at the War Memorial Opera House. Soprano Patricia Racette returns to San Francisco Opera in her role debut as the innocent, strong-willed and falsely accused young woman Susannah Polk. (more...)

PRBA Seeks ICAO's Assistance on Enforcement of Lithium Battery Transport Regulations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ In a letter to the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization,PRBA The Rechargeable Battery Association expressed strong concerns about the dangers posed by non-compliant air shipments of lithium batteries and requested ICAO's help to address the matter. (more...)

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