Friday, October 31, 2014

Premiere Of Song by Song: Lindsey Stirling on Tuesday December 9th at 10PM ET

Lindsey Stirling stars in "Song by Song: Lindsey Stirling" on Ovation, December 9 at 10 pm ET. Photo credit: Courtesy of Ovation.

Ovation's Hit Original Series Song by Song Continues Tuesday, December 9 With The Premiere Of Song by Song: Lindsey Stirling Series Looks at the Meteoric Rise of Electronic Violinist Lindsey Stirling, who Launched Her Career Via Her Own YouTube Channel, Which Now Has Over 5.5 Million Subscribers and 760M Views.

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ovation, America's only arts network, concludes its new season of the hit original series Song by Song with the premiere of Song by Song: Lindsey Stirling on Tuesday, December 9th at 10PM ET. The documentary music series will focus on the wildly successful, classically trained electronic violinist, dancer and composer, who has become an internet phenomenon.

Stirling, one of the biggest artist development breakthroughs in history, composes, choreographs and directs all of her original music and videos -- merging unique violin stylings and electronic dubstep beats with animated contemporary dance. Her wide array of videos are all available on her Lindseystomp YouTube channel, which rings in at over 5.5 million subscribers and has tallied over 760 million hits. Viewership is overwhelmingly enthusiastic: the ice‐themed "Crystallize" has over 106 million views, her fiery "Elements" has over 49 million and the silhouette‐performing "Shadows" has over 44 million. Her most recent album, "Shatter Me," debuted at #2 on Billboard's Top 200.

In the series, two of Lindsey's biggest hit songs will be highlighted and episodes will include in-depth and behind-the-scenes insights from renowned choreographer Laurianne Gibson, the Grammy® Award-winning lead singer of rock band Halestrom, Lzzy Hale, and singer-songwriter Dia Frampton, plus Billboard's Andrew Hampp, Rolling Stone's David Wild and YouTube's Margaret Hart. Viewers will also hear intimate, behind-the-scenes stories from Lindsey herself and her sister Brooke, as well as her drummer Drew Steen, her keyboardist Jason Gaviati and her tour manager Erich Jackson.

"After featuring such established acts as Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Sheryl Crow and Blondie in Song by Song, we next turn our focus on Lindsey, a new and exciting artist," commented Scott Woodward, Ovation's SVP of Programming and Production. "At Ovation, we continue to explore the ever-changing world of music, art, fashion and more. Lindsey Stirling's unique style of electric violin and dubstep shows that art truly is everywhere."

Here is the lineup for each half-hour episode of Song by Song: Lindsey Stirling:

"Crystallize" – Premiering December 9th at 10PM ET. Lindsey's unique meshing of violin and electronic music once left the music industry baffled, but her perseverance and creative use of YouTube as a promotional tool helps her reach a massive audience.

"Elements" – Premiering December 16th at 10PM ET. As Lindsey's music continues to find bigger audiences, her videos allow her to express the passion for dance that she had put on the shelf.

The new season of Song by Song kicked off October 14th with Song by Song: Sheryl Crow and follows with Song by Song: Blondie premiering on November 11. Ovation debuted its Song by Song franchise in 2012 with the premiere of Song by Song: Johnny Cash, which focused on the stories behind six of the country music legend's classic hit songs. It was a critical and ratings success for the network, inspiring a second six episode season, Song by Song: Dolly Parton, which premiered in early 2013. Song by Song is produced for Ovation by Emmy® nominated TH Entertainment.

About Ovation
Ovation is America's only arts network, whose mission is to inspire the world through all forms of art and artistic expression. Ovation programming is a one-of-a-kind mix of original and selectively curated art-centric series, documentaries, films and specials. Ovation's signature programming includes The Art Of, A Young Doctor's Notebook, and The Fashion Fund. Ovation reaches a national audience of over 50 million homes and is available on cable, satellite, and telco systems, such as Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV, Time Warner Cable, DISH, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, Charter, Bright House Networks, RCN, and Hawaiian Telcom. Ovation is also available on VOD (in both standard and high definition). Ovation's diversified viewer experiences extend across its linear network, the popular, and active social presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. Ovation is a cause based-media company and is deeply engaged with the arts both nationally and locally, providing more than $16 million in contributions and in-kind support to community organizations, cultural institutions, and arts education programs. See the Ovation Facebook page for the latest information and conversations happening across the Ovation brand and the arts:

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CONTACT: Patricia Frith, Patricia Frith Marketing (for Ovation), Tel: 818 876-0480,, Roger Lawson, PR Manager, Ovation, Tel: 310 430-7565,

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Leona Lewis to Perform at the Grand Opening of Kieu Hoang Winery, KHKMY

Leona Lewis to Perform at the Grand Opening of Kieu Hoang Winery, KHKMY
- Fashion and Anti-aging Cosmetics, and RAAS Nutritionals in Guangzhou, China on January 31, 2015

NAPA VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RAAS Group of companies is honored and happy to announce that Leona Lewis has accepted its invitation to perform at its Grand Opening in Guangzhou, China on January 31, 2015.

1150 members with the highest value of purchase in China will be invited to watch the event LIVE with 50 members from the US.

In the US, Leona Lewis will perform on Nov 1st at the Kieu Hoang Winery Grand Opening in Napa Valley, CA. Her performance will be streamed live on the Winery's website at The Winery's website can only take up to 50,000 viewers. Please sign up to watch.

Live streaming of the January 31, 2015 event can ONLY be seen by customers and members on RAAS Group's websites.

Kieu Hoang Winery wine is now available online for sales in China at the TMall Store of Jian Min Pharmacy at

Kieu Hoang Winery is located in the world-famous wine making region of Napa-Sonoma Valley. It is owned and managed by an American businessman, Kieu Hoang. The Winery includes the crushing facility located in the prestigious Carneros region of Napa, including two parcels of vineyards. This 20-acre property was formerly owned by the Michael Mondavi Family.

In its ongoing effort to create the top vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Napa-Sonoma Region, Kieu Hoang Winery had recently acquired the Guilliams Vineyards, a family-operated property in the Spring Mountain District of Saint Helena since 1978.

For more information, please visit our official website at, or call the Winery at +1-707-253-1615.

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CONTACT: Ian Scally, 707-253-1615,

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A Passion for Fashion Can Ignite a Career

LIU Post Fashion Merchandising student Monica Peralta, gains real-world business experiences working in The Student Body, a student-run retail fashion business on the Brookville campus.

A Passion for Fashion Can Ignite a Career At LIU,
Fashion Merchandising students can capture the edge for success

BROOKVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Fashion Merchandising curriculum launched this semester at LIU Post offers all the components for providing its students a two-pronged advantage — experts at the helm and proximity to New York City, the global industry hub, affording entree to "fashion laboratories" where they can acquire experience in real-world environments.

"The fashion industry, which employs more than 4.2 million and accounts for about $250 billion in 2013 in the United States, is a vibrant job market," said Professor Abby Dress of LIU Post's School of Visual and Performing Arts, where Fashion Merchandising courses are offered.

In the realm of fashion education, LIU Post's offering is unique. Its curriculum allows students to combine a myriad of academic majors, such as marketing, public relations, management, economics, and journalism, with a Fashion Merchandising minor, giving them dual knowledge and skills that will enhance status with future employers.

Proximity to fashion centers has afforded LIU's fashion students opportunities for jobs and internships in the industry and to interact with masters of the retailing and design universe, including the head of menswear for Ralph Lauren, executives from Macy's, and President of the Americana Manhasset Deidre Costa Major. Upcoming visits to both Hirshleifer's, the nationally renowned retailer of high-end European and American designs, and the highly touted Killer Heels, an exhibit exploring the history of high-heeled shoes at the Brooklyn Museum, will be "living laboratory" experiences for the LIU Post students.

The Fashion Merchandising initiative, designed to meet the demands of a job market that places a premium on multiple talents, has attracted Post students like Monica Peralta, who plans to pursue a public relations career in fashion. As one of three students who lead the Student-Run Business Committee, overseeing LIU Post's six student-run ventures, she concentrates on The Student Body, a trendy, fully functional fashion boutique located in Hillwood Commons, the busy student center. At The Student Body, Peralta puts classroom-learned skills into practice by purchasing, merchandising, promoting, and selling inventory. Peralta has also leveraged her campus-acquired fashion business abilities in an internship at a luxury boutique.

Cherie Serota, who co-founded an international apparel company following several years in the buying, fashion, and marketing offices of Saks Fifth Avenue and Henri Bendel, teaches the Introduction to Fashion Merchandising course at LIU Post. Her insider's knowledge of the industry's design, marketing and management mechanisms, gained from developing a business that became a multi-million dollar, go-to brand for both everyday women and celebrities, make her classroom lectures troves of real-world knowledge.

To be effective, said Serota, fashion merchandisers should possess a combination of fashion sense and business know-how. Her curriculum introduces students to key concepts, including:

An understanding of consumer wants and needs and consumer behavior
Knowledge of current fashion trends
Excellent communications and promotion skills
Analytical math skills
Technological knowledge of colors, patterns, and fabrics
The process of buying and selling in the fashion industry and its global supply chains
Visual display methods and options

"It's a dream come true to share my experiences in the classroom and teach fashion business at LIU Post, helping young people build their skills and discover and pursue their own passions," said Serota.

"LIU Post students in the fashion merchandising course benefit from its unique and exceptional aspects," said Dr. Kimberly R. Cline, president of LIU. "Students are offered global perspectives and experiences, enriching their coursework, encouraging them to imagine themselves fully immersed and at the top levels of a dynamic, perpetual industry."

LIU, founded in 1926, continues to redefine higher education, empowering its students with skills they need to excel in the classroom and throughout their professional careers, providing high quality academic instruction taught by world-class faculty. One of the nation's largest private universities, LIU offers 500 accredited programs to more than 20,000 students and has an active network of 200,000 alumni that includes leaders in industries across the globe. LIU's renowned faculty, the LIU Promise student mentoring program, innovation in experiential learning, its high-tech startup incubator, and on-the-ground training further distinguish LIU as a leader among the nation's most respected universities. Visit for more information.

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CONTACT: Dianne Zoppa, Director of Public Relations, 516-299-2154,

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Edo Born UNICAL Beauty Queen To Launch Nationwide Movement for Girl Child Education

One of the most popular beauty queens at the University of Calabar (UNICAL), 200 level English student Franca Qween Aide is going to launch her Girls United Together for Success (GUTS) movement to campaign for the education of all the millions of girls out of school in Nigeria, inspired by the phenomenal Girl Rising film campaign for the education of all underprivileged girls in the world.

"I was one of the coordinators of the successful Nigerian premiere of the international film "Girl Rising" to celebrate the United Nations' International Day of the Girl Child on Friday October 11, 2013, at the Silverbird Cinemas, Silverbird Galleria on Victoria Island., Lagos. And I have been inspired to start Girls United Together for Success (GUTS) to be launched before the end of 2014 to begin our nationwide initiative for all Nigerians to join the call to action for the education of more than 6 million girls out of school in Nigeria; following the global mission of "Girl Rising" that Educating girls in the developing world can transform families, communities, and entire countries - and break the cycle of poverty in just one generation," said Miss Aide in her first press release on GUTS.

For GUTS, every girl in Nigeria must go to school and have a good education from primary school to the university.

GUTS will campaign against every form of child labor in Nigeria and stop poor girls being used as hawkers and housemaids in every community in Nigeria.

GUTS is not an NGO and will not be an NGO. It is going to use mass communication for mass literacy campaign for the education of all girls everywhere they are in Nigeria. The GUTSY messages will be spread by word of mouth, online and offline, on social network sites, publications in print media, radio, TV, T-Shirts, Face-caps, scarves, bandannas, mugs, etc for the public enlightenment to support GUTS 24/7!
GUTS will also use Hashtag Activism on Twitter.

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Girls United Together for Success (GUTS)

About GUTS and GUTSY


GUTSY is the buzzword for GIRLS UNITED TOGETHER FOR SUCCESS (GUTS) movement for the empowerment of underprivileged girls out of school in Nigeria to ask for their fundamental human rights to education and go to school like other girls in the most populous country in Africa where over 6 million poor girls are out of school.
For GUTS, every girl in Nigeria must go to school and have a good education from primary school to the university.

GUTS will campaign against every form of child labor in Nigeria and stop poor girls being used as hawkers and housemaids in every community in Nigeria.

GUTS is not an NGO and will not be an NGO. It is going to use mass communication for mass literacy campaign for the education of all girls everywhere they are in Nigeria. The GUTSY messages will be spread by word of mouth, online and offline, on social network sites, publications in print media, radio, TV, T-Shirts, Face-caps, scarves, bandannas, mugs, etc for the public enlightenment to support GUTS 24/7!

What can you do to cooperate and support GUTS?
Just spread the word and pass on the message.
You can also contribute and donate as much as you can to promote GUTS.

GUTS is already live online!
Don't be left out!
Join and Like us on Facebook
Follow Us on Twitter

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Kannywood Actress Maryam Booth Becomes the First Women and Girls Summit Ambassador

Among so many firsts at the just concluded Women and Girls Summit was the conferment of Ambassadorial responsibilities on Kannywood star actress Miss Maryam Booth. Miss Maryam Booth is a well-known icon in the Northern Nigeria movie industry. As an ambassador she would lend her voice to key issues affecting girls in Nigeria and join other leading gender advocates to draw attention to these issues.

The first Women and Girls Summit is an initiative of First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, in collaboration with the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD), Friends Africa and the Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND) and was held from October 13-14, 2014, in Abuja.


See Kannywood diva Maryam Booth among the 34 Beauty Queens of Nollywood and Kannywood in the second edition of NOLLYWOOD MIRROR® SERIES.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

MICHELE Watches Celebrates GoldieBlox Founder Debbie Sterling With "My MICHELE Moment"

RICHARDSON, Texas, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of her work inspiring the next generation of female engineers, MICHELE watches is honoring Debbie Sterling, founder and CEO of GoldieBlox, as the next "My MICHELE Moment" recipient. Sterling, a Stanford-educated engineer, founded GoldieBlox in an effort to encourage girls to build and create things. The company introduces engineering concepts through a series of interactive books and construction toys designed for kids ages 4-9.

Debbie visited Nordstrom, San Francisco Centre to create her own distinct MICHELE look.

Reflecting our desire to celebrate extraordinary women, MICHELE is gifting a watch to women who have accomplished exceptional milestones, in honor of their achievements. With the "My MICHELE Moment' campaign, recipients will be able to choose from several different watches and straps in order to make the timepiece distinctly their own. Look for photos of the winners by using the hashtag #MyMICHELEMoment.

Showcasing hand-set diamond cases, Swiss movements and mother-of-pearl dials, the MICHELE design philosophy blends timeless elegance with contemporary fashion. Renowned for interchangeable straps, MICHELE features materials sourced from around the world. Inspired by extraordinary women, MICHELE watches bring a touch of luxury to every day.

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CONTACT: Quin Acciani, 646-443-2067,

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Replete™ Skincare Brings Parisian and American Haute Couture to San Francisco

Elisabeth Thieriot and Nadien Weil at Replete Skincare's Haute Couture Fashion Event in San Francisco (PRNewsFoto/Replete Skincare).

Replete™ Skincare Brings Parisian and American Haute Couture to San Francisco
2014 Couture Fashion Event showcased on aura tout vu and Mimi Tran

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday October 25th, Replete Skincare sponsored the 2014 Haute Couture Fashion Event at the Fairmont San Francisco. The event showcased the Fall/Winter 2014-2015 collection of Parisian Haute Couture designers, Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov of on aura tout vu and the Spring 2015 collection of rising American couture designer MIMI Tran.

The evening was sponsored by Replete Skincare and was their official launch as the first skincare company to treat skin like haute couture. Based in Circadian and seasonal skincare, Replete ensures that skin is as luxurious to touch as the haute couture items on the catwalk. The founder Elisabeth Thieriot, is one of the world's preeminent connoisseurs of haute couture and her vision is to share the beauty of this art form with San Francisco.

Elisabeth Thieriot comments; "After you take your clothes off, your skin is all you have. Your skin should be treated with as much care and attention as any couture item. This is what drove me to found Replete Skincare, and hold this event. San Francisco is a thriving fashion hub, but I did not feel that anyone was really engaging with the fashion and beauty community in a way I knew we could do."

Catwalk presentation at Replete Skincare's Haute Couture Fashion Event in San Francisco (PRNewsFoto/Replete Skincare).

The event saw over 400 fashion fans and industry insiders, including Sonya Molodetskaya, Cynthia Schreuder, and Brenda Zarate, and Isha and Asim Abdullah of Ungaro who commented; "This was the most magnificent fashion show that I have seen. Replete Skincare and Elisabeth Thieriot have made a mark forever in San Francisco."

Opened by Elisabeth Thieriot, the evening started with a presentation from on aura tout vu, the wild-child designers of haute couture. Translating into "now that takes the cake," on aura tout vu is a collaboration between Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov; two Bulgarians who are also true Parisian fashionistas. With signature sparkle, the duo presented 24 unique looks including dresses made out of crystals and precious stones. They also premiered High Gloss Haute Couture, their highly anticipated haute couture accessory label.

The Parisian singer French then performed for the first time on American shores, before 'The Ballad of Heels,' a presentation that showcased over 24 pairs of the most interesting shoes from the luxury footwear designer, Konstantina Tzovolou, began.

The second half showcased 12 couture form-fitting cocktail dresses and formal gowns by MIMI Tran, a Vietnamese-American designer raised in Paris. Tran's designs are sensuous, exclusive and unforgettable; all of her creations empower femininity and pay tribute to modern glamour.

Replete Skincare donated a percentage of all ticket sales to Reason to Party, the all-volunteer San Francisco 501(3)c non-profit that raises funds in fun ways for extraordinary local nonprofits. The funds are earmarked for Samasource, a nonprofit that helps connect poor women and youth to training and employment in the digital economy.

For press enquiries, please contact:
Mimi Richman at R. Couri Hay Creative Public Relations
T: (212) 580-0835

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Okezie Weds Cynthia

Mr. Okezie Ikejiaku on Saturday 25th October walked down the aisle with Pharm Cynthia Onuigbo, The wedding took place at ECWA Church Surulere, while the reception took place @ De Dove Multi-Purpose Event Centre, Amuwo-Odofin, Lagos.
The groom is the younger brother of Chief Ifeanyi Ikejiaku, chairman CEO of Mega Maritime Services Limited.

Wedding ring boy.

The couple and the choir.

The couple, bridesmaids and others.

The couple dance.

Full Page Communications boss Mr. Ingram Osigwe and his wife Laura Osigwe.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ikejiaku.

Mr. Kenneth Ikejiaku and Chief Ifenayi Ikejiaku and Zion Train.

Barrister Okey Muomalu, CEO, Mega Maritime Limited, Chief Ifeanyi Ikejiaku, Mr. Okey Nzekwe and Mr. Ingram Osigwe.

Chief Mike Orji and Chief Ifeanyi Ikejiaku.

Chairman of the occasion and Chairman of Chimec Resources Limited, Chief Peter Anyaoha and Wife Chizoba.

Chief Eddy Ajero and Chief Felix Ogbukaku (Olopa).

Chief Joseph Umezugha (Agbara Aguata).

Officers of Nigerian Customs Service, CSC Suleiman and CSC Akinyele.

Nwaba and Chidon.

Parents of the bride, Chief (Sir)Godwin Onuigbo and Lady Onuigbo.

Parents of the groom, Elder and Mrs. Silvanus Ikejiaku and first son Chief Ogbonna Ikejiaku.

Royal Father of the Day, HRH Eze (Sir) M.A. Ohia Eze Udo VI of Uzii, Ideato North Local Government Area.

Photographs from Full Page Communications Limited.

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