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Covenant Winery Summer Concert Series Debuts Memorial Day Weekend – Monday May 30

BERKELEY, Calif. -- The Covenant Winery Summer Concert Series kicks off Memorial Day weekend in Berkeley with acclaimed French/American jazz pianist, composer and arranger Franck Amsallem. Franck has recorded ten CDs under his own name as well as a collaboration, "New York Stories," with (Berkeley's own) Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, and Danny Gatton on Blue Note.

Born in Oran, French Algeria in 1961, Franck grew up in Nice, France. He spent 20 years in New York City, where he played as a sideman with Gerry Mulligan, Charles Lloyd, Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Chambers, Maria Schneider, Kevin Mahogany and Harry Belafonte as well as Gary Bartz, Bobby Watson, Rick Margitza, and Blood Sweat and Tears.

In 1992 Franck released "Out a Day," an award-winning trio CD with the late bassist, Gary Peacock, and drummer Bill Stewart. The recording established him internationally as an in-demand jazz pianist and composer. Franck returned to France in 2001, and his most recent album recorded there is "Gotham Goodbye," a quartet featuring Cuban saxophonist Irving Acao. It has garnered superb reviews worldwide.

East Bay Connection

What brings Franck to Covenant Winery, in Berkeley? In the mid-1970s, young Franck was part of a jazz big band at the French National Music Conservatory in Nice, France. Also in the band was Covenant founding winemaker (and saxophonist), Jeff Morgan, who eventually performed with Franck for some 20 years in New York and Europe before trading in his horn for a wine thief and a second career as a winemaker. But in 1987, the two musicians were co-band leaders for the house band in Monte Carlo at Prince Rainier's Grand Casino in Monaco. Their last gig together was New Year's Eve 1995 at Gotham Bar and Grill in New York City.

That's the year Jeff officially retired from the music business to become a wine journalist and winemaker. During the recent Covid pandemic, Jeff had some time on his hands and started practicing his saxophone again. It had been more than 20 years since he'd touched the instrument. Today, a year later, Jeff has regained his playing chops. He'll be joining Franck at Covenant Winery for their first performance together in 27 years on May 30. Also performing will be Bay Area musicians Gerald Cleaver on drums and Jeff Denson on bass.

"Franck and I have been best friends for nearly 50 years," says Morgan. "But I've been steeped in wine for so long, I never thought I'd play music again - especially with Franck. It's a little scary to get on the bandstand with one of the world's top jazz pianists. But it's also really exciting! I'm looking forward to this long overdue musical reunion."

Other bands to be featured in the music series include the Cyril Grimsich Trio, Felsen, and Morgan's own funk band, Free Run, featuring personnel from the Bay Area. For the complete Covenant Winery concert schedule, click here - https://www.exploretock.com/covenant-wines.

Performances take place between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Except for Amsallem's Monday, Memorial Day appearance, all concerts are on Sundays. Door opens at 1:30.

Tickets can be purchased in advance, and $20 will get you a glass of wine (choice of white, rose or red), light snacks and concert admission. Advanced reservations can be made here - https://www.exploretock.com/covenant-wines.

Covenant Winery is located at 1102 Sixth St. in Berkeley, California. Learn more: https://covenantwines.com/.

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Music Theater Works Presents DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID

SKOKIE, Ill. -- Music Theater Works shall present "DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID" at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) from June 2, 2022 to June 26, 2022 as the second production of the 2022 Season.

About The Show

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic Disney animated film, "DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID" is a classic and beautiful love story for the entire family. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this Broadway gem will capture your heart with its irresistible song favorites, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."

From the moment you step into the theater, this immersive production will make you feel part of Ariel's world. When she disobeys her father, King Triton, and makes a deal with the evil witch, Ursula, Ariel thinks her dreams have come true. But when the bargain is not what it seems, Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab to save her true love and restore order under the sea.

Production Details

Who:
* Music Theater Works

What:
* DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID
* Book by Doug Wright
* Music by Alan Menkin
* Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glen Slater
* Music Directed and Conducted by Celia Villacres
* Co-Directed by Stacey Flaster and Joshua Castille
* Choreography by Stacey Flaster and Matthew Weidenbener

Cast Members:
* Joselle Reyes (Ariel)
* Caroline Lyell (Ursula)
* Anakin White (Jetsam)
* Korey White (Grimsby)
* Clayton Cross (Scuttle)
* Gus Franchere (Flotsam)
* Eloise Mulliken (Flounder)
* Nathan Karnik (Prince Eric)
* Thomas E. Squires (King Triton)
* Meredith Wells (Atina, Ensemble)
* Amy Delgado (Aquata, Ensemble)
* Aubrey Trecek (Adella, Ensemble)
* Wesley Anthony Clerge (Sebastian)
* Trillium Falotico (Allana, Ensemble)
* Jimmy Hogan (U/S Flotsam, Jetsam)
* Nick Johnson (Chef Louis, Ensemble)
* Jennifer Ledesma (Andrina, Ensemble)
* Emily Turner (U/S Mersisters, Flounder)
* Chase Infiniti (Arista, U/S Ariel, Ensemble)
* Darryl Jones (Pilot, Ensemble, U/S King Triton)

Creative Team:
* Shane Cinal (Set Designer)
* Will Hughes (Tech Director)
* Joshua Castille (Co-Director)
* Kathy Logelin (Dialect Coach)
* Eric Backus (Sound Designer)
* Celia Villacres (Music Director)
* Bob Silton (Production Manager)
* Andrew Myers (Lighting Designer)
* Eric Nicole Eggers (Stage Manager)
* Dr. Aaron Ozee (Director Of Marketing)
* Rachel Sypniewski (Costume Designer)
* Samantha Salmi (Assistant Stage Manager)
* Kyle A. Dougan (Producing Artistic Director)
* Stacey Flaster (Co-Director & Choreographer)
* Maria "Mimi" Compton (Hair & Make-Up Designer)
* Matthew Weidenbener (Assistant Choreographer)

When:
* Press Performance: Friday, June 3, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
* Saturday, June 4, 2022 @ 2:00 PM
* Saturday, June 4, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
* Sunday, June 5, 2022 @ 2:00 PM
* Wednesday, June 8, 2022 @ 1:00 PM
* Thursday, June 9, 2022 @ 7:30 PM
* Friday, June 10, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
* Saturday, June 11, 2022 @ 2:00 PM
* Saturday, June 11, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
* Sunday, June 12, 2022 @ 2:00 PM
* Sunday, June 12, 2022 @ 6:00 PM
* Wednesday, June 15, 2022 @ 1:00 PM
* Thursday, June 16, 2022 @ 7:30 PM
* Friday, June 17, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
* Saturday, June 18, 2022 @ 2:00 PM
* Saturday, June 18, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
* Sunday, June 19, 2022 @ 2:00 PM
* Sunday, June 19, 2022 @ 6:00 PM
* Wednesday, June 22, 2022 @ 1:00 PM
* Thursday, June 23, 2022 @ 7:30 PM
* Friday, June 24, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
* Saturday, June 25, 2022 @ 2:00 PM
* Saturday, June 25, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
* Sunday, June 26, 2022 @ 2:00 PM

Where:

North Theatre

North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie

9501 Skokie Blvd.

Skokie, IL 60077

Tickets:

Ticket prices range from $39 to $106 and tickets for guests 25 and under are half-price.

Box Office: (847) 673-6300

Website: https://www.musictheaterworks.com/disneys-the-little-mermaid/.

Run Time:

Run time is approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission.

Health Safety:

For more information about the Health Safety Procedures at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, please visit https://www.musictheaterworks.com/health-safety-procedures/.

Upcoming Shows

Music Theater Works has announced the 2022 Season, opening with Jerry Herman's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (March 10, 2022 - April 3, 2022) starring Ginger Minj from RuPaul's Drag Race, followed by DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID (June 2, 2022 - June 22, 2022), ZORRO: THE MUSICAL (August 11, 2022 - August 21, 2022), CAMELOT (October 30, 2022 - November 13, 2022), and IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS (December 15, 2022 - January 1, 2023).

Please visit https://www.musictheaterworks.com/2022-Season/ for more information.

About Music Theater Works

Music Theater Works is a professional non-profit theater company based in Wilmette, Illinois featuring a colorful repertoire including operetta, the Golden Age of Broadway, the Great American Songbook, and modern classics since 1980.

As of 2021, Music Theater Works has become a resident theater company at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076).

Related link: https://www.musictheaterworks.com/

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Isn’t It Possible to Promote Literacy? Net Profits from 10th Anniversary Edition of ‘Little Green’ will go to Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Paraphrase, LLC, the publisher of "Little Green" (ISBN: 978-0981587943), is donating 500 copies of a special anniversary edition to Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California (RIFSoCal). For 10 years, "Little Green" has been asking, "Isn't it possible?" The frog still can't be a goose, horse, or koi, but it is possible to promote literacy and motivate children to read by providing new books to create home libraries for underserved children in Southern California.

That is, in fact, the mission of the 501(c)(3) organization Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California (www.rifsocal.org). The special edition, celebrating the 50th anniversary of RIFSoCal and the 10th anniversary of "Little Green," is also available on amazon.com through the end of 2022. Paraphrase has pledged all proceeds from the anniversary edition to RIFSoCal.

"Little Green" is a picture-book for 0-7 year olds, written by Arnold Rudnick, with illustrations by Marcelo Gorenman, featuring a little green frog on a quest to be special. He hops around from animal to animal asking "Isn't it possible?" he can be one of them and do the special things they do. While the reader learns animal groups, skills, traits and sounds, Little Green learns almost anything is possible, but he must start by being himself.

"I hope that someday 'Little Green' and 'Isn't it possible?' will be as familiar to children, and empowering, as 'I Think I Can!' from 'The Little Engine That Could,'" Rudnick says. "Reading makes ALMOST anything possible. I am really excited to partner with Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California on this mission of literacy."

"We are delighted to thank Arnold Rudnick for his most generous donation of 'Little Green,'" says Carol Henault, Executive Director of RIFSoCal. "I can't wait to share this inspirational story with the children in our Motivational Reading Program. Inspiring children's passion for reading is the greatest gift we can give them on their personal road to success. That, and frogs.

"We can always use more frog stories! As Los Angeles and Orange County's largest children's literacy organization, RIFSoCal works every day to share the magic of reading for fun and pleasure with our most vulnerable children. As of our 50th anniversary of celebrating literacy for all children, we will have served 1.7M children, and provided them with more than 5.3M books."

To learn more visit: https://www.rifsocal.org/.

About Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California:

Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California (RIFSoCal) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote literacy and motivate children to read by providing new books to create home libraries for underserved children in Southern California.

About Paraphrase, LLC:

Paraphrase, LLC, is a boutique publishing company promoting literacy with a mission to create thought-provoking media that educates, entertains, and inspires. Their motto is "Read a book, Read a mind."(tm) Learn more at: http://www.paraphrasellc.com/

Twitter @RIFSoCal @isntitpossible

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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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