Defense and Military, Free News Articles, NonProfit and Charities

Audition now for youth music academy programs in California and Spain

FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Building on the success of its 2015 partnership, CAMMO, the Center for American Military Music Opportunities, is again joining forces with The Collective Sound (TCS) youth music program to offer an exciting summer experience for two children of active duty military personnel. CAMMO is hoping to send one student to TCS' Costa Mesa, Calif., camp and another to the camp in Barcelona, Spain. CAMMO is now accepting audition videos through June 21, 2016.

The summer academy is designed to give youth ages 12-18 an authentic music experience in writing, performance, recording and touring through the vehicle of rock, electronic and popular music, and to challenge the current boundaries of music education. Young musicians from all over the globe attend the annual program. CAMMO partnered with TCS in 2015 to send a child to the organization's California camp and is hoping to expand its reach to the Barcelona camp for 2016 for the military children station in Europe.

Academy students are divided into bands that work together to write and rehearse original material daily in preparation for recording studio time and live performances. Participants will also shoot a music video with their band. Those attending the Barcelona camp will have the added opportunity to learn basic Catalan and Castilian Spanish if they choose (English is the program's primary language). They will also enjoy local flamenco and jazz music, visit Mediterranean beaches, explore the architecture of Gaudi, and visit historic landmarks and sites.

For more information on the California and Barcelona curricula and schedules, click http://thecollectivesound.com.

Nia Fajota, CAMMO's 2015 camp participant, attended TCS' California program. At age 13 and as an only child whose parents are both active duty military, Nia established lifelong friendships at the camp. "This isn't an experience you'd want to miss," she said. You can check out photos from TCS camps at https://instagram.com/thecollectivesound/.

How to apply:

Children of active duty military personnel based in the U.S. or abroad are encouraged to submit a video of no more than 90 seconds that showcases their talent, to kidscamp@cammomusic.org no later than June 21, 2001.

A review board consisting of representatives from TCS and CAMMO will evaluate each video and select a winner and one alternate winner for each camp. Cost for the three-week experience, including travel expenses, is approximately $4,095, which will be covered for the selected students through a special CAMMO scholarship. There are also sponsorship opportunities still available.

If you have any questions, please contact Cathie@cammomusic.org, and if you would like to know more about CAMMO's other music programs for children of active duty military personnel, including the popular CAMMO KIDS program, go to their web site at www.cammomusic.org.

For more information on The Collective Sound, visit their web site at http://www.thecollectivesound.com.
About CAMMO:

CAMMO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2009 by U.S. Navy veteran Cathie Lechareas and U.S. Army veteran Victor Hurtado that believes in the healing power of music. Run by veterans for veterans and active-duty service members, CAMMO provides military-specific music programs to help past and present service members suffering from neurological impairments such as traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). CAMMO also develops military and veteran artists, technicians, writers and musicians at its CAMMO centers.

Through its Soundtrack to Recovery in-reach program, CAMMO brings certified music therapists, musicians and volunteers to hospital Residential Treatment Centers. And CAMMO's Guitars Revitalizing Our Warriors Through Healing (GROWTH) program encourages positivity, motivation and hope through full-spectrum guitar and music instruction. For more information about CAMMO, visit http://www.cammomusic.org/.

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Wireless Leader 5 Bars to Bring Cutting-Edge Wi-Fi and Cell Systems to Morongo Casino Resort and Spa

IRVINE, Calif. -- 5 Bars(TM) announced today it will be building and installing a state-of-the-art multi-carrier Distributed Antenna System (DAS) for the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, California. Once the system is installed in the coming months, Morongo guests will experience a profound improvement in wireless connectivity and data speeds within the resort due to the extended reach and connectivity of the DAS.

5 Bars will design and engineer the wireless network to exceed requirements and specification parameters, to ensure Morongo guests will enjoy five bars of cellular coverage and superior cellular capacity on their smartphones across the sprawling 44 acre resort. 5 Bars is working with all the major carriers in order to drive carrier participation.

"The new 5 Bars system will ensure that our guests have continuous cell and wireless coverage with no interruptions no matter where they are in our resort so they can instantly post on Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat when they hit their next jackpot," said John James, Chief Operating Officer at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa. "The new 5 Bars system will further strengthen Morongo's cell and wireless connectivity so we can continue to provide our guests with the very best resort experience."

The 5 Bars team brings more than two decades of invaluable experience in deploying, maintaining and managing wireless networks.

"We believe with the right technology, leadership and dedication, high-density public venues such as casinos can experience faster and reliable wireless connectivity," said John Clarey, CEO for 5 Bars. "With Morongo Casino Resort & Spa attracting tens of thousands of guests every day, the opportunity to demonstrate our superior capabilities and deliver this project couldn't come at a better time."

5 Bars offers fully managed wireless solutions, including monitoring services, RF assessments, alarming, connection surveys, analytics, remote troubleshooting, break-fix, spares, on-site repair and event support.

About 5 Bars:

5 Bars(TM) is a privately held company in Irvine Calif. that provides wireless master planning for communities, stadiums and large-scale venues through master planning network development, ownership and management. 5 Bars works with venue owners to design, build, operate, monetize and maintain state-of-the-art seamless wireless networks with world-class infrastructure while enhancing wireless connectivity. 5 Bars is a leading provider of commercial indoor and outdoor neutral host DAS, small cells and high density carrier-grade Wi-Fi networks. For more information, visit: http://5Bars.com.

About the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa:

The 4-Diamond Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa is located along the 10 Freeway near Palm Springs, Calif. Owned and operated by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa offers the hottest slots and an array of table and high-limit gaming at one of the largest tribal gaming centers in the United States. The towering 27-story resort features five top-rated restaurants, a stunning swimming pool with private cabanas, a world-class spa, popular nightclub, legendary live entertainment and, nearby, the 36-hole championship Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon. For more information, visit http://morongocasinoresort.com.

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Pavaso Named Approved Vendor for eSignatures with Caliber Home Loans

PLANO, Texas -- Pavaso, Inc., a digital process and collaboration solutions provider, announced it has been approved as an eSignature vendor for digital mortgages by Irving, Texas-based Caliber Home Loans (Caliber). As a result, Caliber will now accept loans from its correspondent lenders that were completed using Pavaso's Digital Close(SM) platform for eSign or eClosing. According to industry volume rankings, Caliber Home Loans was the No. 5 correspondent lender in the nation in 2015, with its 850+ correspondents originating more than $6.6 billion.

"It's encouraging to see major industry players like Caliber understand the need to shift towards a more digital mortgage transaction and make strides to do so," said Mark McElroy, CEO and president of Pavaso. "While eSign is only one component of the eClosing process, adopting eSign into the closing process is an important first step in the path towards a fully digital closing, and one which will make it easier than ever for lenders like Caliber to make this transition."

The Digital Close platform enables lenders to conduct mortgage closings in a variety of formats, from an entirely paper-based transaction to a hybrid paper-eSign environment all the way to a fully electronic closing (i.e. eClosing). The platform is designed to facilitate electronic communication and collaboration between every transaction stakeholder, creating a single electronic repository for all loan documentation and communication. With eSign and eNotarization capability, everyone signs digitally and notaries can even verify and stamp the documents digitally.

About Pavaso:

Pavaso is redefining real estate for the real world by connecting everyone in the real estate lifecycle through powerfully simple innovation. For more information on how our platform and solutions can help you meet TILA-RESPA compliance, digitally transform your organization, and dramatically enhance the consumer experience, call us at 866-288-7051 or visit http://www.pavaso.com/.

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Construction and Building, Free News Articles, Home and Garden

Decorative Concrete Driveways Leave a Lasting Impression on Denver’s New Home Owners

DENVER, Colo. -- Concrete Restoration Systems by Malibu Pools is leading a growing trend in the ever competitive Denver Home Market. Homeowners are now refinishing their driveways with decorative concrete rather than replacing them, in order to increase curb appeal, and differentiate their home in the hyper-competitive and dynamic Colorado Real Estate Market.

Coming from the custom pool and decorative patio space industry, Dan Yalacki of Concrete Restoration Systems by Malibu Pools recognized the demand for homeowners to highlight and make their properties stand out among the crowd, and increase both the appeal, as well as the property value. With the ever changing Colorado weather, these homeowners have also discovered that refinishing their driveways, rather than replacing them, is less expensive, easier, faster, and also makes the home more attractive in the process.

The driveways refinished with decorative concrete, such as CRS's own Duracrete 2000, provide a beautiful and long lasting impact to the look of a home. Looking more decorative countertops, rather than just a dull driveway, these custom decorative driveways are the newest home improvement for those considering replacing an older driveway.

"Homeowners can choose from adding a decorative acid stain from multiple colors before adding a sealant that prevents the driveway from future cracking and deterioration. They can also add decorative borders to the sides of their driveway, walkway, or porch to make the entryway or patio pop," stated Dan Yalacki, owner of CRS, and Denver's longest running decorative concrete contractor. Providing decorative concrete solutions for custom pools, patios, and driveways, CRS is known as the creator of several long-lasting Duracrete 2000 home improvement options.

About Concrete Restoration Systems by Malibu Pools:
Concrete Restoration Systems by Malibu Pools is Denver's premier decorative contractor, providing Colorado homeowners with the ultimate in custom designs and installation for all of their decorative concrete needs. Proudly serving Colorado and the greater Denver Metro Region for nearly 40 years under the same ownership, CRS provides its clientele with the ultimate in quality resort style living in their own property. With a full-time architectural designer with over 30 years, CRS ensures its clients get the most out of their decorative concrete investment.

More information: http://concreterestorationsystems.com/

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Concrete Restoration Systems by Malibu Pools:
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303-435-3335

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DVDFab 9.3.0.2 Brings Two More Astounding Features to the Table

BEIJING, China -- On June 4, 2016, Fengtao Software released an official update to its multimedia software package of DVDFab product line, bringing for the first time two amazing new features to the current version 9.3.0.2. Among the two new features, one allows users to remove unwanted audio tracks while compressing a full disc Blu-ray down to BD 25 size, while the other one enables users to keep the original navigation menu or add custom menu while doing a custom Blu-ray backup.

Does Compression Always Mean Poor Video Quality?

Traditional concept has it that if a video file is compressed, no matter what the compression rate is, it always results in a certain rate of quality loss in the compressed file. This used to be true, when there was short of technology to improve the compression process. But now, that perspective needs to be reviewed. Developers at Fengtao Software Inc. just announced that they have found a brand new way to maximize the video quality while doing a full disc compression with its Blu-ray copy software.

The solution lets users selectively remove the unnecessary audio tracks, like a DTS HD Master audio not in user's native language, when trying to shrink down an entire Blu-ray disc to fit a BD25 size. By removing all those unwanted audio tracks, the nominal bit rate of the final video increased almost 50 percent compared to the parallel test which removes no audios at all, meaning the video quality nearly doubled.

Customize Mode Now Allows to Keep Blu-ray Menu:

Fengtao Software Inc. is the first and probably also the only software contender so far that offers a perfect customize solution for Blu-ray backup users to freely select any content from a Blu-ray disc to make backup. Now developers are making this unique experience even more superior, the just-released DVDFab 9.3.0.2 added another state-of-art technology to this brilliant Blu-ray copy tool which gives the users the option to preserve the native navigation menu from the genuine Blu-ray disc, or to add their own custom menus from the internal menu templates which users have previously seen in the DVD creator software, Blu-ray creating tool, and also the Blu-ray to DVD converter software. This could be another winning point over the competitors.

Customizable Blu-ray backup plus the menu navigation experience, definitely a killing feature that nobody wants to lose.

To get your hands on these top-notch solutions, just download DVDFab 9.3.0.2 officially at http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm.

VIDEO (YouTube):
https://youtu.be/b8C8ZKjoS00

About Fengtao Software:
Fengtao Software Inc., a professional multimedia software provider, has been dedicated to working on DVD cloner, DVD copy, Blu-ray copy, DVD ripper, DVD/Blu-ray conversion, video converter, DVD creator, Blu-ray creator, Blu-ray media player, etc. for more than 11 years with its well-known DVDFab software. It has more than 50 million global users. More information at: http://www.dvdfab.cn.

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Entertainment, Free News Articles

Uproar Entertainment Announces New Comedy CD by Steven Briggs – Young Comedian on the Rise!

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of Steven Briggs' first comedy CD "Whiskey Dick." Recorded in front of a live audience at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Washington, this CD "introduces a new kind of comedic voice, one which can't be placed into any particular box."

Steven Briggs is known for his unique, high-energy comedy stylings which are an entertaining combination of personal storytelling, song, and beatboxing. He began honing these skills early on in a family of storytellers in which his mom would dress him up in a tux and have him retell stories about her to her friends. These early performances prepared him well for a successful career in comedy.

He has appeared on the major television networks Fox, A&E, ABC and ESPN and has been seen in numerous TV commercials. He holds the singular distinction of being featured in President Bill Clinton's all-time favorite commercial, which aired on ESPN.

Upon arriving in Los Angeles, where he is now based, Briggs was promptly greeted by a Marilyn Monroe impersonator who robbed him. Not one to focus on the negative, Briggs quickly found his footing and moved on. He has delighted audiences at some of the best known comedy clubs across the U.S., including The Laugh Factory, Flappers Comedy Club, Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, the legendary Ice House Comedy Club, and Gotham in New York.

In addition to touring throughout the U.S., Briggs has toured internationally in Addis Ababa, Djibouti, Kuwait, Bahrain and Colombia where he headlined Caza Teatro. He is also a USO tour vet, having performed for American troops in Greenland, Honduras, Curaçao, Bahamas and Guantanamo Bay.

According to The Stand Up Comedy Magazine, Briggs is "a true entertainer. He gets laughs from all angles, by any means necessary. Briggs' stories are the best kind of insane...." Without question, Steven Briggs is a young comedian on the brink of super stardom!

RELEASE DATE: JUNE 10, 2016.

About Uproar Entertainment:

Uproar Entertainment is committed to recording and promoting today's most talented comedians. Under the helm of David Drozen, the man who discovered Richard Pryor in early 1970, signed him to his first recording contract, and produced 12 of his albums for the legendary comedy label Laff Records, Uproar nurtures, supports and develops the best comedic talents of our time.

With an unparalleled ear for comedic talent, Mr. Drozen is responsible for discovering many of today's comedy greats, producing their very first comedy albums and igniting their comedy careers. Under his leadership Uproar Entertainment is "makin' comedy happen!"

Uproar Website: http://www.uproarcomedycd.com
Uproar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UproarComedy/
Uproar Twitter: @UproarComedy
Uproar Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uproarcomedy/

Steven Briggs Website: http://stevenbriggscomedy.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stevenbriggscomedy
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrStevenBriggs
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevenbriggscomedy/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/steven4811/

"Whiskey Dick" is available on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/whiskey-dick/id1096177077

For promotional copies, interviews, or for additional info, contact: Ashley Beck, Director; Social Media Marketing & PR at 818-723-2648 or UproarComedyPR@gmail.com.

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Electronics, Free News Articles, Software

RoweBots Announces VehicleOS, a Connected Vehicle RTOS

WATERLOO, Canada -- RoweBots, a leading supplier of RTOS solutions for wearables and IoT devices, announces the immediate availability of VehicleOS, an RTOS specifically for connected vehicle applications. VehicleOS is focused on delivering the precise set of features that automobile, truck, trailer and other vehicle OEM developers need to make development faster, simpler and lower cost.

Based on the tried and proven Unison(TM) RTOS, solution, VehicleOS(TM) optimizes features and simplifies designs for vehicle applications. For example, vehicle OEM designers need to boot in zero time. By eliminating boot time, vehicles are ready to drive sooner and users don't have to wait for important features to become active. This also saves valuable development effort, reducing costs and time to market.

VehicleOS was designed to support the principles of lean product development and platform-based development, which dominate the development of smart components for the automobile and truck business. With support for modular development using open standards interfaces, support for standard automotive grade microcontrollers (MCUs) and microprocessors (MPUs), and complete support for their on-chip peripherals, VehicleOS fits perfectly into this environment.

Adaptability is key to quality designs and the ability for designs to evolve with changing customer requirements. This includes features such as modularity, scalability and flexibility to adapt to different architectural alternatives. VehicleOS delivers this with modular I/O, changeable processors and processor architectures, and open standards APIs giving designers the flexibility to add applications, modular features, and services.

Vehicle OEM designers need excellent power management solutions. VehicleOS offers this in several ways. A very tiny memory footprint ensures that minimum hardware can be used. Next, it saves power by providing support on smaller processors and the most power-efficient processors of a given type and size. And it offers even more power savings with idle sleep and RTC synchronization upon restart, and peripheral power down when not in use.

Navigation, connectivity, precision and a timely response are all key in vehicle applications. With proven satellite system and cell modem integration, and tracking and geo-fencing applications delivered on VehicleOS, your key features are easy to add. From on board radar or Lidar through proximity detection and lane tracking, VehicleOS gets the job done in minimal time with minimal risk at the lowest cost

Secure, safe, connected, complete, cloud connected and with cutting edge tool integration--VehicleOS stands as the ideal platform for building OEM connected vehicle products. See www.rowebots.com for further details.

VehicleOS is free for evaluation and prototyping. Licenses start at $999 USD for a single project and availability is immediate.

About RoweBots:

RoweBots is developing the next generation of modular system on chip ultra-tiny embedded Linux software for embedded OEM for the Internet of Things and M2M communication for a broad set of embedded applications. The company is based in Waterloo, Canada.

For more information, visit the RoweBots web site http://www.rowebots.com/.

Trademarks: Unison is a registered trademark of RoweBots Research Inc. All other product and company names are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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RoweBots Press Contact:
Lena Oginskaya, Marketing Manager
RoweBots Limited
Lena.Oginskaya@rowebots.com
www.rowebots.com
+1 519-279-4600

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RoweBots Announces WearableOS, A Wearable Devices RTOS

WATERLOO, Canada -- RoweBots, a leading supplier of RTOS solutions for wearables and Internet of Things devices, announces WearableOS, a special variant of the Unison(TM) RTOS. WearableOS is focused on delivering the precise set of features that wearable OEM developers need. Wearables have unique requirements that are not found in many embedded devices and as a result most RTOS solutions don't deliver what is needed in terms of power management, wearable focused processor, peripheral and wireless circuits supported, and wireless architectural variants.

Based on the Unison RTOS, a tried and proven solution, WearableOS(TM) eliminates unneeded features and simplifies designs. For example, wearable OEM designers need improved power management solutions and WearableOS does this in several ways. A very tiny memory footprint ensures the ability to use minimum hardware. Next, it saves power by providing support on the smaller and most power-efficient processors of a given type and size. It also minimizes power by allowing idle sleep and RTC synchronization upon restart as well as powering down peripherals when they are not in use.

WeareableOS supports broad categories of wearable devices including rings, bracelets, watches, fitness bands, gesture tracking devices, motion detectors and analyzers, VR glasses, AR glasses, concussion sensors, shoes, body motion tracking, body suits , sticks, bats, pads, vital signs, weight, vision tracking and more. The combined set of requirements for these varied applications is fully supported off the shelf by WearableOS.

Zero boot time, another key feature of WearableOS, enables devices like AR glasses, or glasses that help the blind see, to be instantly available. Concussion systems don't have to wait for devices to power-up when teams start practicing and home health care systems are available immediately after a power failure.

WearableOS also includes complete wireless router options off the shelf while supporting other architectures. For team sports, devices need to network to sidelines or centrally located routers in order to communicate information and provide real-time status information but everyone on the soccer team shouldn't need to carry a smart phone onto the field. However, the road racing cyclist might need that smart phone. WearableOS can handle either and so it is highly adaptable to various wearable designs and architectures.

Along with various wireless router options, different radios are required depending on the application. From Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart/SmartReady, through WiFi, 6loWPAN, Zigbee, GPS, 2G, 3G, 4G and more, WearableOS offers the wireless protocols support you need to say connected with the right wireless architecture.

WearableOS offers comprehensive security to protect user data at all times, but does this on tiny processor platforms with integrated wireless support and assumes local data storage. From secure file transfer through email and remote management, WearableOS solves security problems.

Light, durable and small is the norm for wearable devices. WearableOS helps achieve these goals. By focusing on and supporting the smallest, lowest power, wireless processor options with the smallest packaging, WearableOS addresses all wearable design issues.

WearableOS is free for evaluation and prototyping. Licenses start at $999 USD for a single project and availability is immediate.

About RoweBots:
RoweBots is developing the next generation of modular system on chip ultra-tiny embedded Linux software for embedded OEM for the Internet of Things and M2M communication for a broad set of embedded applications. The company is based in Waterloo, Canada.

For more information, visit the RoweBots web site http://www.rowebots.com/.

Trademarks: Unison is a registered trademark of RoweBots Research Inc. All other product and company names are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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RoweBots Press Contact:
Lena Oginskaya, Marketing Manager
RoweBots Limited
Lena.Oginskaya@rowebots.com
www.rowebots.com
+1 519-279-4600

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Electronics, Free News Articles, Software

RoweBots Unison RTOS Supports NXP I.MX Processor Family

WATERLOO, Canada -- RoweBots Limited, a leading supplier of tiny, embedded, Linux-compatible real-time operating system (RTOS) products, today announced, for the first time, the availability of its Unison(TM) OS software components for NXP I.MX. These components provide out of the box support for embedded applications with deterministic response and tiny memory footprints.

High speed design is challenging, with many using system on module (SOM) products running embedded Linux. However, the Unison RTOS alternative supports improved real-time performance with easy application portability. Using native open standards-based APIs, and deterministic real-time scheduling with a tiny memory footprint and zero boot time, Unison achieves notable cost improvements though lower-cost SOMs while improving performance on the same hardware.

Unison RTOS comes with several packaging options to support various application areas including wearables, instrumentation, vehicles, home automation, industrial automation and others. The overall system supports a broad set of peripherals including: comprehensive networking and security, file systems, SQL database, QT graphics, usb, camera and video, serial, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, mesh networking, low-power wireless protocols, IoT protocols, 2G, 3G and satellite networks.

Unison RTOS offers heterogeneous multicore processing using thin wires or shared memory. These features along with the simple system architecture make Unison an ideal choice for secure systems. Additional security features include: TLS, IPSec / VPN, HTTPS, Secure wireless links, SFTP, SSH, Secure email, Secure bootloader with automatic fallback, SNMP v3, and Filtering -- all with a tiny footprint.

Evaluation using either the RIOT board or Variscite boards and SOMs is fully supported at no cost. Royalty free licensing for the Unison RTOS starts at $999 USD.

About RoweBots:

RoweBots is developing the next generation of modular system on chip ultra-tiny embedded Linux software for embedded OEM for the Internet of Things and M2M communication for a broad set of embedded applications. The company is based in Waterloo, Canada.

For more information, visit the RoweBots web site http://rowebots.com/.

Trademarks: Unison is a registered trademark of RoweBots Research Inc. All other product and company names are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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RoweBots Press Contact:
Lena Oginskaya, Marketing Manager
RoweBots Limited
Lena.Oginskaya@rowebots.com
www.rowebots.com
+1 519-279-4600

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Celebrity Manager Theodore ‘Ted’ Myles Terry Announces Success of Brainchild ‘Turn Me Loose,’ the Theatrical Performance Honoring Dick Gregory

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Theodore "Ted" Myles Terry, a Hollywood celebrity manager and former radio disc jockey, is celebrating the success of his brainchild, "Turn Me Loose," a one-man biographical adaptation of the life and times of Dick Gregory, the critically acclaimed master comedian, social/civil rights activist and humanitarian. Terry has been an integral part of Dick Gregory's management team since 1998, managing Gregory's engagement scheduling, website, the Dick Gregory Foundation, and more.

"Turn Me Loose," debuted May 19 at the Westside Theater in New York City and runs through July 3, 2016. It has received critical acclaim by the New York Times, WABC-TV, and other theatrical reviewers.

Emmy Award winning actor, Joe Morton (ABC "Scandal") stars in the show and has received high praise for his performance by New York and Hollywood critics alike. The production is written by Gretchen Law and executive produced by multi-Grammy Award winning recording artist, Golden Globe and Academy Award winner John Legend with Mike Jackson and Get Lifted Film Company.

Terry has worked on the concept for the production since 2002, and delivered 80 percent of the content for the production via "21st Century State of the Union featuring Dick Gregory," a 3 CD set is available at http://teesanet.thestore24.com/21st-century-state-of-the-union/9780962549892.

Terry's initial concept for the play included re-introducing Dick Gregory to a new demographic of Gen Xers and Millennials who may not know about the icon's contribution to African-American history and politics in addition to entertainment and lifestyle. In 2015, Terry was successful in getting Dick Gregory, 83, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To bring his master achievement to fruition, Terry contacted writer Law to pen the play using "Dick Gregory's 21st Century State of the Union" as the primary resource for the stage play. After years of rewrites and edits, Terry connected with director John Gould Rubin and producer Jackie Judd to bring it to the stage.

"Gregory is a dynamic orator. I have always felt his story needed to be told, as his experience and message become more relevant decade after decade. I had the vision, he had the message and that made us a great team," said Theodore "Ted" Myles Terry. "I knew it was only a matter of time before funding for this production would follow. I just didn't realize how much time."

From the Playbill:

The "Turn Me Loose" Playbill - http://www.playbill.com/discount/turn-me-loose - states, "John Legend and Get Lifted Film Co. present a new comedic drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory - starring 'Scandal's' Joe Morton - that shines a light on the first Black comedian to expose white audiences to racial comedy. Gregory confronted bigotry with shockingly disarming humor, marched alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., and deeply influenced comics from Richard Pryor to Chris Rock. He's been a prolific writer, muckraker, and provocateur, candidate for mayor of Chicago and for president of the United States. He was singled out by President Obama as one of his all-time favorite comedians. Experience the comic genius of Dick Gregory and the poetic final words of his mentor, slain civil rights activist, Medgar Evers: 'Turn Me Loose.'"

About Theodore Myles Terry:

Theodore "Ted" Myles Terry is a celebrity manager most notably since 1998 for legendary comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory. His work in music programming is itself legendary among producers throughout the industry, and his vast network takes him inside and behind the scenes of America's most well known celebrities, especially in the African-American community.

For more than 40 years, he has been a staple in national broadcast for outlets including WBLS R&B (New York), KJLH R&B (Los Angeles), KYAC R&B (Seattle) KVOO CW, KRAV (AC) (Tulsa) and TV News Producer at KJRH Scripts Howard Broadcasting, KOTV Cameraman Tulsa, and Television Broadcast Producer Ackerman Ad Agency.

His company, Theodore Myles Publishing, is oriented to music broadcast and streaming on his solely owned platform, UrbanRadio2000.com.

Visit http://dickgregory.com/ or http://tedterry.com/ for more information.

*PHOTO Caption: (L-R) Hollywood celebrity manager and former radio disc jockey, Theodore "Ted" Myles Terry and master comedian, social/civil rights activist and humanitarian Dick Gregory.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Makeda Smith
Jazzmyne Public Relations
makeda@jazzmynepr.com
323-380-8819

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