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Tatiana Burton Hosts BURLESQUE AND BUSTIERS at ASH in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Tatiana Burton, a prominent social media influencer, is pleased to host BURLESQUE AND BUSTIERS, a six-hour visual feast, on May 21, 2022, at ASH, located on 5403 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.

"We could not be more pleased to host this unique event celebrating femininity and beauty," said Joshua Melville, owner of ASH. "Tatiana will surely serve as the ringmaster for what is bound to be a special night."

Guests will be treated to six hours of the sexiest burlesque fashions, where - in true ASH form - premium cigars will also be available at this rager.

The Best Bustier Pageant promises to be a feast for the senses, and prizes up for proffer include ASH memberships, premium cigar bundles, beauty and grooming products, top-shelf libations, luxury gift certificates, and more!

Tickets start at $60, and each ticket purchased includes all-access entry, an entry ticket into the pageant, a raffle ticket, and a $50 beauty gift bag from Billion Dollar Beauty, a 100% vegan and cruelty-free independent beauty brand.

ABOUT ASH:

ASH is Los Angeles's premier cigar experience, billing itself as both an incubator for rising talent and a mature co-working space for the sophisticated professional. With private rooms, an unparalleled selection of cigars, and a judgment-free zone for the free-spirited, ASH offers an experience like no other.

ASH, 5403 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Learn more about ASH at: https://ashloungela.com/

Get your tickets:

"Burlesque & Bustiers at ASH" Tickets, Sat., May 21, 2022, at 8 p.m. | Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/burlesque-bustiers-at-ash-tickets-320183626847

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Legacy Launch Pad publishing releases memoir about growing up in dysfunctional Mormon family by Diana Cannon Ragsdale

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing has released "Loose Cannons: A Memoir of Mania and Mayhem in a Mormon Family" (ISBN: 978-195655200 (ebook); 978-1956955217, 978-1956955224 (paperback); 978-1956955231 (hardback)), written by Diana Cannon Ragsdale.

In "Loose Cannons", Ragsdale tells the chaotic story of being raised by her schizophrenic father in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the wake of her depressed mother abandoning the family. The story covers more than 60 years of complex family history and is interspersed with excerpts from Ragsdale's mother's journal, which detail decades of abuse, mental illness and family secrets.

While covering difficult topics, Ragsdale's memoir also keeps an optimistic and humorous touch, with a changing perspective as she ages from girl to woman. Despite the difficulties she faces, Ragsdale details how she's learned from her mistakes as well as the mistakes of her family, all while repairing her relationships with her parents-and herself.

The book has already received praise from authors and mental health professionals across the globe. "'Loose Cannons' is an unforgettable memoir, a remarkable and astonishing story which will leave you laughing, crying and cringing until the last page," says Warren Driggs, author of "Mormon Boy, A Tortoise in the Road" and "Swimming in Deep Water."

"An unflinching account of mental illness, abuse and neglect hiding in plain sight," says Carrie Gaykowski, CSW. "The memoir is courageous, agonizing and demonstrates the resilience of the human spirit."

Publisher Anna David agrees. "Diana tells a story that will stay with you long after you finish reading, and she tells it with more honesty, gumption and humor than you might have thought possible," David says.

As Ragsdale's story shows, abuse and neglect do not make anyone unlovable or unable to love themselves. With determination, perspective and a sense of humor, it is possible to heal from serious emotional wounds with grace.

"Loose Cannons" is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, among many other outlets.

About Legacy Launch Pad Publishing:

A boutique publishing company primarily for entrepreneurs who are the leaders in their field, Legacy Launch Pad has published authors from the entertainment and entrepreneurial worlds, as well as sports agents, coaches, non-profit founders and more.

Learn more at: https://www.legacylaunchpadpub.com/

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EPIC Welcomes Paul Lopez – Further Strengthens Entertainment & Sports Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Paul Lopez has joined its Entertainment & Sports practice as a principal. He joins as part of the Los Angeles team and will be based in Irvine, California.

Lopez will play an important role in the continued development of the firm's Entertainment & Sports business and brings nearly two decades of experience. He specializes in Film, Entertainment, Rental and Staging Houses, Exhibit companies and the overall Event Management industry, Special Event companies, the Sporting Goods industry and more. His approach includes a focus on education and training for his clients. Lopez was previously with The Liberty Company Insurance Brokers.

Lopez will report to Christine Sadofsky, Executive Managing Principal, Global Entertainment & Sports Leader, who commented, "Paul will be a tremendous asset to our Entertainment & Sports practice group. His dedication to the Entertainment industry and his commitment to clients resonates with our culture and team. Paul is dynamic in his approach and has many ideas on how we can continue to build the practice."

"EPIC continues to invest in the expansion of our Entertainment & Sports Practice, and Paul brings a depth of expertise that will be of immediate benefit to our clients and our team," said Scott Davis, President, National Specialty Practices at EPIC. "Our focus on specialization is the key to EPIC's growth and success and Paul will be an important contributor," continued Davis.

Lopez is active in the community, supporting many organizations including through his volunteer work at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. He serves as an adjunct instructor at the University of San Diego, providing students with a high-level overview of risk management techniques and legal issues that might arise in the areas of contracts, torts, intellectual property rights and laws and regulations.

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants:

EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail insurance brokerage, has more than 2,600 team members operating from more than 80 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs, and Private Client solutions to clients. EPIC ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S.

Learn more at: https://www.epicbrokers.com/

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National Nurses Week Kicks Off with Virtual Portrait Exhibition Honoring Pandemic Healthcare Workers

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Producer and photographer Mariana Tosca of Blue Jasper Productions and Tosca Photography announces the launch of "Covid Courageous" (CovidCourageous.org). This unique virtual exhibition blends photographic portraiture with interviews of frontline healthcare workers, which spotlight each individual's personal pandemic experience.

The permanent virtual exhibition will open at the beginning of National Nurses Week, an annual week-long celebration which begins May 6 and ends on May 12, 2022, the birthday of Florence Nightingale who was the founder of modern nursing. This moving tribute to nurses and healthcare providers comes alive through the words and images of frontline workers who were each photographed with an item which represented their personal experience while working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Christopher Johnson and Glenn Rossney of The Misty Falls Motion Picture Company assisted in this endeavor.

Photographer Mariana Tosca shares, "Throughout the pandemic, the collective nursing and frontline worker community has served with unparalleled courage and an unflinching commitment to duty. I wanted to offer my skills in gratitude and recognition of theirs. While the exchange of energy isn't commensurate with their sacrifice and risk, the gesture was meant to remind them that they are deeply valued and appreciated, and that what they've done in the face of an unprecedented global disaster has made all the difference."

She continues, "These remarkable people have put their lives on the line every day, under the most perilous circumstances, to save others. I wanted to take them off of the frontlines for a little while to celebrate their efforts and make them feel like the superstars that they are."

Filmmaker Christopher Johnson adds, "Imagine what it must take for someone to help people during a crisis when that very act of compassion could cost them their lives. It's daunting to consider. I have profound respect for these extraordinary people, so I am very happy to have helped showcase their stories, let them know we care, and tell them firsthand that we're grateful for all they've done and continue to do."

To learn more, visit: http://www.CovidCourageous.org or https://www.mtosca.com/ and follow @CovidCourageous @Tosca.Photography @MarianaTosca1 @chrisjohnsonfilms on Instagram and Twitter.

About Blue Jasper Productions:

Blue Jasper Productions was founded by producer Mariana Tosca as a development, production, and post-production vehicle for feature films, television, corporate promotions, commercial, marketing/product videos and other media. Learn more: https://www.toscaphotography.com/fine-art

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New Book, ‘Exit to Morvana’ by Marilynn Wood

LUMBY, B.C. -- Sci-Fi book "Exit to Morvana" (ISBN: 978-0228836261) by Canadian author Marilynn Wood, started out as a book about our socioeconomic problems on this planet. After the author experienced a UFO event, she began to wonder what beings from another planet would think of us, and the way we treat one another. From this "Exit to Morvana" was born.

"Exit to Morvana" author, Marilynn Wood, has the deepest wish that one day Earth will be Morvana. That Earth will be the planet in this universe that finally made it, despite all the upheavals humankind has been through. The world is at a crossroads; we have all the potential to succeed, but it is up to us to choose the right path.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Do the painful disappointments in life make you wonder "Where is the exit door on this planet?" Consider the tale of over worked, lonely Samantha who one day meets a mysterious Alien while visiting a metaphysical book store. The only catch is, Samantha must agree to leave Earth and everything she knows -- forever. If you had such an opportunity, would you go?

Learn more: https://morvana.ca/

REVIEWS:

"If you're into sci-fi, aliens of the handsomest kind, or one of the billions of people who look around on a daily basis - especially after this pandemic - wishing that there was a way to get off this planet for a bit and enjoy some quality time somewhere else, then this is definitely the book for you," says Amy Lignor, Reader Views.

BOOK SUMMARY:

Author: Marilynn Wood

Genre: FICTION / Science Fiction

Released: SEPTEMBER 2021

ISBN: 978-0-2288-3626-1

ISBN: 978-0-2288-3625-4

Publisher: Tellwell Talent ( https://tellwell.ca/ ).

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Los Angeles Child Author Releases His Debut Book in Conjunction with Children’s Book Week

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Seven-year-old author, Sammy Wallace, will release his debut rhyming children's picture book, "I Slept in My Bed Last Night" (ISBN 979-8985784404; WF Publications), on May 2, 2022, in conjunction with Children's Book Week.

Sammy, a first grader at Sherman Oaks Elementary Charter School (Los Angeles), is excited to take part in this national literacy initiative. As a champion of Children's Book Week, he is donating a book to all his classmates and several libraries across the San Fernando Valley. He wants to encourage other kids to write books and hopes to serve as an inspiration.

"Kids make great authors because we know what other kids like," said Sammy. "I think more kids should write books...they just need to be encouraged and told that it's possible."

Sammy created the premise of the book at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in Los Angeles. Due to school closures, Sammy kept busy with his imagination and often composed stories with his grandmother.

Sammy's grandmother, Dr. Gwendolyn Mukes, who transcribed the book for him, felt that it was important to help Sammy find his literary voice while maintaining a sense of wonder and imagination. "When we started on this project almost two years ago, our country was in a turbulent time. With the onset of COVID-19 and the spotlight on racial disparages, we really wanted Sammy to just create stories that were fun and lighthearted," said Mukes.

The book is a comical story about a boy who finally decides to sleep in his bed. While fast asleep, a mysterious monster wakes him up from his dream. Confused as to exactly what the monster is, and what the monster wants, the brave boy contemplates a series of possibilities as he tries to unlock the mystery.

Early reviews call the book "funny, engaging and delightful." The book will go on sale May 2, through Amazon, Barnes & Noble (online), and in a few select stores.

Learn more: https://www.wfpublications.com/

Learn more on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09YQGKD8C

PROMO VIDEO (YouTube): https://youtu.be/Y6J-_iWQPK0

BOOK SUMMARY:

"I Slept in My Bed Last Night" by Sammy Wallace

Publication Date: May 2, 2022

8.25 x 8.25 full picture book, 34 pages

Published by WF Publications

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Clay Joule Ignites Passion To ‘Fight 4 Freedom’ With New Single ‘O’Dream’

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Talented singer-songwriter Clay Joule's and Fight 4 Freedom's latest single "O'Dream," is set to premiere on April 28, 2022 alongside a heartwarming music video. Brought to you by Truwan Records, the single touches on the on-going war taking place in Ukraine and carries themes of peace prevailing through hard times.

With every passing day, the fight for freedom taking place in Ukraine gets more and more intense. Ukrainians all across the country are giving up their lives to protect their human rights against the terror of the Russian army, and their struggle has inspired the world to stand to band together in staunch support of Ukraine.

Singer-songwriter Clay Joule is among those who have been touched watching this incredible struggle. Finding inspiration in wanting to spread support for the Ukrainians dream of peace, Clay Joule is debuting his latest single, "O'Dream," with his label Truwan Records. Featuring the plight of Ukrainians, the song is part of a movement called "Fight 4 Freedom," that the artist hopes will bring more support for Ukraine and their pursuit for justice.

To achieve this, "O'Dream," will be accompanied by a beautiful and raw music video, once again showcasing the Ukrainians' struggle against the Russian threat. Instead of making a show of the violence however, it instead features Ukrainian people, standing together peacefully in hopes of a better future.

This matches perfectly with the song itself, a soaring rock epic with dreamy vocals that hope to push and inspire listeners to show their support for the currently suffering Ukrainians as they dream for peace. It's exactly the type of song that can emotionally push the listener into making a difference. It's also sincere and genuine, which is important when it comes to a song like this.

Both "O'Dream," and its music video are set to debut on the Formosa Joule YouTube channel on April 28, 2022. On top of that, the song and video will also be part of a playlist where Clay Joule plans to release new and original musical videos every week.

As a statement, "O'Dream," is genuine and melodic, truly a show of the peace that the people of Ukraine dream for. To support Ukraine, Clay Joule, "O'Dream," and "Fight 4 Freedom," stay tuned for the single's debut on April 28. Links to the music video and channel can be found below.

O'Dream Music Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51zqCr8iXOA

In the description of the video, listeners will find links to organizations they can donate to in order to support the Ukrainian people.

Formosa Joule YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJymz2oQp07MDpZQOdwLmig

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Soundfly Debuts New Course with Synthwave and Electronic Music Icon Com Truise

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Online music school Soundfly has teamed up with dynamic producer Seth Haley, more popularly known as Com Truise, to release a new course on creating sci-fi-inspired electronic music. "Com Truise: Mid-Fi Synthwave Slow-Motion Funk" is available today as part of Soundfly's premium course subscription program, where students get unlimited access to a full library of creative music courses.

Haley opens up his creative process, starting with the sparks of inspiration he finds in retrofuturistic storylines, like the sweeping android astronaut narrative that's driven many of his albums. And he demonstrates the techniques he uses to pull a track together, building synth patches, sampling retro drum machine sounds, and leveraging '80s production techniques to create music that feels both nostalgic and novel.

Students will look inside the sessions of some of Com Truise's biggest hits, and follow along as he creates a brand new track from scratch. The unreleased song, "Dynetics" is available exclusively to Soundfly subscribers.

The course features more than 30 videos, as well as readings, downloads, stems, and more, and subscribers get access to Soundfly's Slack community of instructors, artists, and experts, where they can ask questions and get feedback on their work.

Heard most recently in his Super Bowl commercial with Coinbase, Com Truise has released three full-length albums, four EPs, and two compilations with famed electronic indie label Ghostly International. He's also done remixes for Daft Punk, Maroon 5, Tycho, deadmau5, and Neon Indian, among others.

"Com Truise's music is full of powerful contradictions - ambient textures with driving beats, vintage synths composing modern-sounding melodies, '80s production techniques but with all the power of the modern DAW," said Soundfly CEO Ian Temple. "The thing I've loved most about seeing inside his process is learning how to create entire worlds with your music, almost like you're making a film rather than a song. I'm so excited for the sounds that our students are going to be able to unlock within themselves after taking the course."

"I've stumbled across so many tutorials on YouTube of people trying to recreate my sounds over the years, and my reaction to that used to be to hold my techniques as closely guarded secrets," said Haley. "But I was never classically trained, and I had to figure out so much of what I do on my own. And so I think it's finally time to pass the torch to anyone who's willing to learn, and I hope other artists are able to take inspiration from the way I make music."

"Com Truise: Mid-Fi Synthwave Slow-Motion Funk" is available now and can be previewed for free at: https://soundfly.com/comtruise

About Soundfly:

Soundfly offers creative courses for curious musicians looking to spark their creativity, expand their skill set, and discover new sounds. Students can subscribe to Soundfly's library of in-depth courses on topics ranging from songwriting to hip-hop production, or take their music learning to the next level with Soundfly's custom mentorship program, pairing students one-on-one with an expert to achieve a personal goal.

Learn more at https://soundfly.com/

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Rehashing Reality in Fiction, Canadian Author Releases Satirical, Yet Disturbing, Story of One of Hollywood’s Greatest Scandals

MONTREAL, Quebec -- Using the story of the rise and fall of a lecherous and uncouth Hollywood mogul, Julian Tryst explores the gripping themes of power, ego, lust, and revenge in his new novel, "Garvey Feinstein: Hollywood Predator" (ISBN: 978-0228869948).

A fictionalized retelling of one of Hollywood's most powerful scandals, Garvey Feinstein follows a man who sought clout and influence to remedy his past frustrations, and who ended up using and abusing those things mainly on members of the opposite sex. The novel was officially released in February 2022, and aims to shed a light on the inner workings of how such abuse occurs.

"To my knowledge, no one has written about this particular man and the movement he engendered, or depicted it in some other fictional way," says author Julian Tryst when asked why he wrote the book. "I think it can appeal to anyone who likes a good rise-and-fall story where the bad guy gets his due in the end. Especially a suspenseful one where there's some romance, jealousy, revenge, and crime involved."

And, while controversial and a bit graphic, "Garvey Feinstein" is already receiving rave reviews. In a five-star review, Reader Views celebrates the novel as "an entertaining tale that clearly reflects what is happening in Hollywood today."

JULIAN TRYST is a fiction author from Canada who likes to observe the messed-up aspects of human nature and make stories out of them. To check out his novels and writings, visit https://juliantryst.com/published/.

"Garvey Feinstein: Hollywood Predator" is now out through Tellwell Publishing (RRP $16) and available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indigo and more.

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Legacy Launch Pad Publishing Releases Book About Wealth Creation For Women Through Real Estate Investing By Tamar Hermes

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing "The Millionairess Mentality: A Professional Woman's Guide to Building Wealth Through Real Estate" (ISBN: 978-1956955286), a real estate investment book for women written by Tamar Hermes.

Tamar Hermes is a professional real estate investor, financial coach and the founder of Wealth Building Concierge, a company dedicated to helping professional women grow their wealth. In the same spirit, "The Millionairess Mentality" teaches fundamental investing concepts and strategies in a way that speaks to the concerns of professional women, addressing obstacles such as negative past experiences, lack of confidence and fears of taking on risk or debt.

Drawing on lessons learned from real estate investing courses, group coaching sessions and one-on-one mentorship, Hermes' book distills years of wisdom into an easy-to-follow guidebook for real estate investing that anyone can use. As a result of its helpful guidance, the book has received early acclaim from many high-profile investors and real estate professionals.

"'The Millionairess Mentality' demystifies real estate investing for women everywhere," said Liz Faircloth, co-founder of The DeRosa Group and The Real Estate InvestHER podcast and community. Avery Carl, CEO and founder of The Short-Term Shop, said. "Tamar Hermes walks the walk while blazing a path for other women."

"Tamar is phenomenal at explaining real estate investing in a way that's actually fun and accessible," said publisher Anna David. "She has always been dedicated to giving women the tools they need to become financially independent, and this book is the culmination of all that work."

As Hermes explains in her book, 90 percent of millionaires are made through real estate, but only 25 percent of real estate investors are women. With "The Millionairess Mentality," Hermes hopes to change that statistic and help more professional women get on the path to financial freedom.

"The Millionairess Mentality" is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, among many other outlets.

About Legacy Launch Pad Publishing:

A boutique publishing company primarily for entrepreneurs who are the leaders in their field, Legacy Launch Pad has published authors from the entertainment and entrepreneurial worlds, as well as sports agents, coaches, non-profit founders and more.

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