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Michelle Obama’s Sexy Mannequin Bust: NYC Gallery’s ‘First Lady’ Fashion Makeover

Author: Leo Kesting Gallery
Dateline: Wed, 17 Sep 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- First Lady hopeful Michelle Obama receives an 'Inaugural Ball' makeover for providing a makeover to the face of the U.S. The sexy, bare-shouldered style-enhancement highlights Obama's ethnicity to create a new fashion template for the 21st Century First Lady, and is the latest installment of sculptor Daniel Edwards' 'Inspire America' series, courtesy of Manhattan's Leo Kesting Gallery.”



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NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- First Lady hopeful Michelle Obama receives an "Inaugural Ball" makeover for providing a makeover to the face of the U.S. The sexy, bare-shouldered style-enhancement highlights Obama's ethnicity to create a new fashion template for the 21st Century First Lady, and is the latest installment of sculptor Daniel Edwards' "Inspire America" series, courtesy of Manhattan's Leo Kesting Gallery.

Makeover for America by Daniel Edwards"Michelle Obama's Makeover for America" presents an accessorized mannequin bust of Obama that foregoes the conventional pearl necklace, and provides for her a "signature look" to take to Washington. "The goal is to create a look for Michelle Obama that eliminates excessive comparisons to Jackie Kennedy," said Edwards, who studied under the tutelage of legendary fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez, "like supermodel Tyra Banks's photos in Harper's Bazaar, or the puzzling comment from CBS's Byron Pitts that recommended 'less Jackee, more Jackie O.'"

A pearl-studded Afro pick, shaped like an eagle, demonstrates the makeover's fashion mix of Black African and White House heritage to reinvigorate the traditional First Lady pearls. A tight, spiral-textured mane complements Michelle Obama's likeness, with the pearl Afro pick placed modishly askew in a Nefertiti-esque hairstyle. Included are big hoop earrings shaped like O's that seem to suggest, according to a gallery spokesman, "Look out Oprah, a new 'Lady O's' in charge."

Adorning the breasts of Michelle Obama's bust are temporary tattoos, of which an American flag is depicted, to compensate for Barack's pin-free lapels. Additional breast tattoo designs for Mrs. Obama, by Chicago tattoo artist Alex Higgins, will also be exhibited.

"Michelle Obama inspires a fashion template change that many First Ladies of the 21st Century may follow, as we witness minorities in this country becoming the majority," added the spokesman.

Accusing British Museum of Racism

"As a professor at the New York Academy's Graduate School of Figurative Art, I teach my students that the gold is found in the people who inspire us," says Edwards. In an open letter to the British Museum at www.LeoKesting.com charging racism, Edwards suggests, "In the spirit of friendly global interaction, sculptor Marc Quinn should make amends to humanity by melting down his 2.8 million dollar gold cast of Kate Moss."

"The sculpture of someone like Michelle Obama doesn't need to be cast in gold for people to understand its value," said Edwards, whose past works from the "Inspire America" series include "The Presidential Bust of Hillary Rodham Clinton" featured at www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4R-8MUs4R8, the "Oprah Sarcophagus," and "The Iraq War Memorial" featuring a war-dead Prince Harry clutching the cameo-locket of his late mother, Princess Diana.

Gallery Unveiling

UNVEILING of "Michelle Obama's Makeover for America" is October 1st, opening reception October 2nd, at Leo Kesting Gallery, 812 Washington St. www.LeoKesting.com. For info call 860-564-0123 or 917-650-3760.

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Museum of Robots in Second Life Announces Competition Winners at Event on July 19, 2008

Author: Museum of Robots
Dateline: Mon, 07 Jul 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Museum of Robots in Second Life will announce the winners of its first annual 'Build-a-Robot' Competition at an event on July 19, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. PDT. A Linden dollars prize will be awarded to 10 winners and all entrants receive a merchandise prize. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and by popular choice. Entry Classes include Standalone display, Wearable, and Homage to Classic Robots. (VIDEO - VNR)”



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Virtual World Museum of Robots Hosts Award Event for Winners of Robot Building Competition

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Museum of Robots (www.MuseumofRobots.com) in Second Life will announce the winners of its first annual "Build-a-Robot" Competition at an event on July 19, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. PDT. A Linden dollars prize will be awarded to 10 winners and all entrants receive a merchandise prize. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and by popular choice. Entry Classes include Standalone display, Wearable, and Homage to Classic Robots.

Museum of RobotsThe three top-judged entries in each category will win an award, and a People's Choice prize will be given. Winners in the Homage category receive the Fred Barton Award, named after the famous robot builder who is a recent Saturn Award recipient.

The competition's goal is to explore what a robot is, how it can be expressed within the parameters of Second Life, and to encourage creativity and originality. With almost 50 entries received, creativity is indeed on display.

Says Museum of Robots co-founder Vicki Kung (Bibi Bayliss in Second Life), "The quality and variety of the work done by competition entrants is extraordinary. Each entry explores and interprets the theme 'robot' in a different way, and the range of creative vision, the skills in building and a sense of fun and humor is evident in each one. We are delighted and proud to be able to showcase the remarkable talents of these designers."

Competition entries are currently on display at Museum of Robots and will remain on exhibit through August. The Museum is located at (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Kubrick/98/161/26).

A video introducing some of the entries can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZHuA2tuO6g

About Museum of Robots
Museum of Robots is dedicated to the appreciation of robots. Its mission is to promote understanding of the place of robots in popular culture, art, and science and features exhibits, art, and special events. Current exhibits include: "The Art of Eric Joyner" featuring selected works from his upcoming book, "Robots and Donuts"; Celebrity Robots Hall of Fame, sponsored by Fred Barton Productions and featuring famous robots of cinema and television; Toy Robots, featuring toy robots from a private collection, and Bot Shots, featuring robot photography.

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Oprah Winfrey Depicted with Late Dogs in Puppies’ Memorial – New York Gallery Appeals to Pet Lovers with Exhibit

Author: Leo Kesting Gallery
Dateline: Wed, 14 May 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “NEW YORK, N.Y., May 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- An exhibit dedicated to the memory of Oprah Winfrey's late dogs opens in Manhattan's West Village, helping to promote pet safety awareness. A life-size monument depicts puppy versions of Oprah's Cocker Spaniel Sophie and Golden Labrador Gracie atop the head of the talk show icon by controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards. The Puppies' Memorial will be exhibited at Leo Kesting Gallery on May 22nd.”



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NEW YORK, N.Y., May 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- An exhibit dedicated to the memory of Oprah Winfrey's late dogs opens in Manhattan's West Village, helping to promote pet safety awareness. A life-size monument depicts "puppy versions" of Oprah's Cocker Spaniel Sophie and Golden Labrador Gracie atop the head of the talk show icon by controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards. The Puppies' Memorial will be exhibited at Leo Kesting Gallery on May 22nd.

Caption: Puppies Memorial by Daniel Edwards"Memories of Sophie and Gracie: A Puppies' Memorial" is inspired by the Oprah press releases that announced the passing of Gracie, who choked on a ball last year, and the passing of Sophie, who died in March.

"To represent Sophie and Gracie together, joined in Oprah's memory as they were in life and in Oprah's heart, the artist depicted them as conjoined at the hip and sharing a common tail," says co-director John Leo. The dogs are shown standing on the flowing-maned golden likeness of Oprah's head, in reference to how the dogs' deaths may be weighing heavily on Winfrey's mind. "Losing two beloved pets within a year is likely to take its toll on anybody."

Last month, Oprah dedicated a show investigating abuses at puppy mills to Sophie, who died from kidney failure. "Sophie gave me 13 years of unconditional love," Winfrey said on her show.

The Puppies' Memorial also highlights the overlooked threat of accidental pet fatality by common household products.

"Given the natures of the demise of Oprah's dogs, we feel the horrors of a puppy mill could be inconsequential compared to the poison hazards pets face in the home. Leaving a puppy mill for a nice home could be like jumping from the frying pan into the fire for some pets," says gallery co-director David Kesting. "According to the APCC (Animal Poison Control Center), the anti-freeze commonly leaked on garage floors, for example, is sweet smelling and tasting to pets, but it causes kidney failure and death."

"The memories of Oprah's pets could serve as a reminder to all pet lovers that this may be a good time to thoroughly 'puppy-proof' their pet's habitats," says Daniel Edwards.

"Sophie's kidney failure may have resulted from natural causes, but we hope the Puppies' Memorial will remind everyone that Gracie's choking could have been prevented," says Kesting.

Edwards's other works include a pro-euthanasia monument to Kentucky Derby winning racehorse Barbaro, The Paris Hilton Autopsy featuring her forlorn pet Chihuahua Tinkerbell, and a nude Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug.

Reception for the PRESS, May 21st at 11:00 a.m. EDT. Public reception is May 22nd, 6:00 p.m. at Leo Kesting Gallery, 812 Washington St. Contact David Kesting at 917-650-3760 or John Leo at 917-292-8865 or www.LeoKesting.com.

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Have a Very Brady Saturday! and Raise Money for a Great Cause!

Author: Field of Dreams
Dateline: Wed, 30 Apr 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Barry Williams aka Greg Brady from the Brady bunch will be doing an autograph signing at 'Field of Dreams' at Pier 39 in San Francisco. So come meet Barry 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Field of Dreams. 'The store is located at the end of Pier 39, with the sea lions behind us, and the carousel in front of us,' said John Waterman, manager of the store.”



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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Barry Williams aka Greg Brady from the Brady bunch will be doing an autograph signing at "Field of Dreams" at Pier 39 in San Francisco. So come meet Barry 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Field of Dreams. "The store is located at the end of Pier 39, with the sea lions behind us, and the carousel in front of us," said John Waterman, manager of the store.

John's great niece Alicia, 18 months ago was mauled by her Lab, and has had 7 operations at Children's Hospital in Oakland. "They have been great to her," said John. "We are doing a fundraiser with Mr. Williams, and donating $5.00 from each autograph signed at Field of Dreams." Just bring in a copy of this article, and meet Barry and help Children's Hospital at the same time.

Born September 30, 1954 in Santa Monica, California, Barry Williams Blenkhorn was raised in Pacific Palisades, CA. He began studying acting at age eleven. He made several television commercials before making his TV series debut at age twelve in Run For Your Life.

As Greg Brady, Barry became something of a teenage idol receiving about 6,500 fan letters per week by 1971.

An accomplished actor, Williams' post-Brady credits include: "City Of Angels," "Born Yesterday," "The Music Man", "Romance/ Romance," "Pippin," and "Grease."

On the lighter side, Williams made over 150 episodic TV appearances in such homespun fun as: That Girl, Full House, Murder She Wrote, General Hospital, and Three's Company.

Not one to stay out of the public eye for long, in 2002 Williams appeared in a televised boxing match between himself and former Partridge Family star Danny Bonaduce. Though Williams didn't win that fight, he did donate all of his earnings from the event to charity.

Barry also co-authored his autobiography, "Growing Up Brady," a best-selling account of his life. Today, he continues to lecture and tour the college circuit and beyond, bringing to the masses his tales of The Brady Bunch as well as appearing in musical theater.

So come relive the Bradys, and get Barry's autograph, this Saturday May 3rd Noon to 5 p.m. at Field of Dreams, Pier 39, San Francisco. Call 415-433-3500 or email pier39@fieldofdreams.com for more information. Website: www.fieldofdreams.com.

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Oprah Sarcophagus Reaches Out to Unprepared Retirees – Health Care Reform Will Come Too Late for Some Baby Boomers

Author: Leo Kesting Gallery
Dateline: Thu, 17 Apr 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CHICAGO, Ill., April 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- With her endorsement of presidential candidate Barack Obama, Oprah is making known her views on the need for healthcare reform. But controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards is urging talk show host Oprah Winfrey to do more by taking the time on her show to reach out to the recently retired baby boomers for whom healthcare reform will come too late.”



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The Oprah Sarcophagus, courtesy of NYC's Leo Kesting Gallery, will be unveiled April 24th, next to Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios at Chicago's GARDENfresh Gallery.

CHICAGO, Ill., April 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- With her endorsement of presidential candidate Barack Obama, Oprah is making known her views on the need for healthcare reform. But controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards is urging talk show host Oprah Winfrey to do more by taking the time on her show to reach out to the recently retired baby boomers for whom healthcare reform will come too late. Edwards is offering his latest creation to Oprah, to assist the television icon in breaking the ice with baby boomers to encourage them to prepare for their own funerals.

Caption: Oprah Sarcophagus by Daniel EdwardsA gilded coffin lid bearing Oprah's full-figured likeness with slimming vertical stripes, The Oprah Sarcophagus is designed for a look of cultural neutrality with respect to Oprah's audience and the style of her magazine. "The Oprah Sarcophagus is the ideal visual aid for educating boomers about casket choices and memorial service arrangements," says gallery co-director John Leo. "We would like to hear Oprah tell her viewers that a great coffin should be something of which to aspire, and that no one should have to settle for a pine box."

Edwards' inspiration for the golden casket developed after reading how Oprah was in mourning over the death of her 2-year-old golden retriever, Gracie. Oprah recounted, "As I stood there dazed, stunned, crying over Gracie's dead body I learned the lesson to enjoy life but remember to slow down, too."

"It might slow people down in a self-reflective and spiritual way if they were to consider their own funeral," said the artist, adding that inspiration for the Sarcophagus was reinforced by a headline he read in a grocery market checkout line, which suggested Oprah had only six years to live.

A half-scale model of the Oprah Sarcophagus will be exhibited alongside the Oprah Burial Mask. "The life-size Oprah Sarcophagus is being reserved for unveiling on the stage of Oprah Winfrey's show," said gallery co-director David Kesting.

Edwards's previous sculptures include a nude Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug, an interactive autopsy of Paris Hilton with removable organs, and a war dead Prince Harry clutching the cameo-locket of his late mother Princess Diana.

The book, "The Oprah Sarcophagus" (ISBN: 1438206429), offers a behind the scenes look at the making of the sarcophagus, and is available at Amazon or www.leokesting.com/book/.

PRESS unveiling at GARDENfresh Gallery is April 24th, 11:00 AM, at 119 N. Peoria St., phone 312-235-2246. Contact David Kesting at 917-650-3760 or John Leo at 917-292-8865.

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Saving Santa Claus: Ancient Petroglyph May be Key to Christmas Legend

Author: Nine Mile Canyon Coalition
Dateline: Wed, 26 Mar 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “PRICE, Utah, March 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- This year, Santa can't wait for Christmas. A small, but dedicated group of rock art preservationists in Utah - the Nine Mile Canyon Coalition, and their allies - are fighting to preserve what may be the original Santa Claus.”



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PRICE, Utah, March 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- This year, Santa can't wait for Christmas. A small, but dedicated group of rock art preservationists in Utah - the Nine Mile Canyon Coalition, and their allies - are fighting to preserve what may be the original Santa Claus.

Caption: Ancient petroglyph of what could be 'Santa' and his crew.Nine Mile Canyon: Located high on the side of a sheer cliff in a rugged place in central Utah, is an ancient petroglyph that dates back over 1,000 years; it has an uncanny resemblance to the modern day Santa, an elf, and his nine reindeer.

A petroglyph is a work of prehistoric Indian rock art that is chiseled or "pecked" into rock, usually into a dark patina surface; the Nine Mile Canyon Coalition and their preservationist friends are seeking to save this ancient petroglyph from destruction.

An industrial gas and oil development in the area is slowly destroying this and thousands of other petroglyphs that call this canyon home.

According to Pam Miller, a trained archaeologist and Chair of the Nine Mile Canyon Coalition, "'Santa' is one of more than 10,000 unique petroglyphs and pictographs (prehistoric Indian art painted on rock) found in the canyon that are being obliterated by dust and destroyed by dust-suppressant chemicals (magnesium chloride) that is being sprayed on roads. Additionally, the vibrations of huge trucks, drill rigs, bulldozers, and industrial traffic are also affecting these ancient works of art."

Bill Bryant, the photographer who managed to photograph "Santa" using a super-telephoto lens said that, "The destruction going on here is tragic. This entire canyon is a national treasure that should be made into a national monument or park."

Additional photos of "Santa" and other petroglyphs can be viewed at: www.flickr.com/photos/bryant99.

So, why is this happening? The Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has sold mineral leases in Nine Mile Canyon and on plateaus north and south of it. BLM has not ordered industrial traffic to be re-routed to preserve countless prehistoric and historic sites in the canyon.

"BLM has decided to do the bidding of the gas and oil industry and the Bush Administration while sacrificing cultural and historic values, air and water quality," Miller said. "It's time to restore balance to BLM's public land policies and decisions."

What can be done? Fortunately, there is time to stop further destruction. A public comment period ends May 1 on the BLM West Tavaputs Plateau Natural Gas Full Field Development Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The proponent prepared DEIS is a proposal from the Bill Barrett Corporation to drill over 800 wells over the next eight years using the historic and scenic National Back Country By-Way Nine Mile Canyon road as its industrial thoroughfare and staging area.

Petro-Canada Resources (USA) is also drilling in the area. Public comments can be submitted electronically and all information can be found on the Nine Mile Coalition web site at: www.ninemilecanyoncoalition.org.

"While the intentions and beliefs of the original artist(s) will never be known, the beauty of rock art is that future generations will continue to be inspired by it," Miller explained. "Of course this 'Santa' interpretation must clearly be seen as ethnocentric by later observers; it is not likely that Santa, the elf, and reindeer were in the mind of the original people making the markings."

According to Miller, "The only way to save 'Santa' and the world-renown rock art of Nine Mile Canyon from destruction is for people to get involved and make their voices heard to BLM and their elected officials across the country. This place needs to be saved for future generations."


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‘Funniest Tax Guy in America’ Releases 2008 Celebrity Tax Deductions

Author: TaxTuneup.com Inc.
Dateline: Fri, 14 Mar 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CINCINNATI, Ohio, March 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Edward A. Lyon, founder of TaxTuneup.com Inc., announces release of his 2008 Celebrity Deductions list. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes called taxes 'the price we pay for civilization.' But he never said we have to pay retail! As April 15 approaches, let's take a look at what some of our favorite bold-face names might deduct this year.”



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CINCINNATI, Ohio, March 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Edward A. Lyon, founder of TaxTuneup.com Inc., announces release of his 2008 Celebrity Deductions list. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes called taxes "the price we pay for civilization." But he never said we have to pay retail! As April 15 approaches, let's take a look at what some of our favorite bold-face names might deduct this year:

Lindsay Lohan's Drug Rehab. Competition for the celebrity drug rehab category is always fierce. Actress/trainwreck Lohan takes this year's top spot (beating out Britney Spears, Eddie Van Halen, and Amy Winehouse), with not one but two trips to rehab plus 84 minutes of "hard time" in the Lynwood jail. Bonus: Drug and alcohol rehab is the only deductible medical expense with a two-drink minimum!

Paris Hilton's Acting Lessons. Celebutante Paris Hilton revealed last year that she's hired a top acting coach to win better roles. Will that investment pay? Her first feature, "The Hottie and the Nottie," grossed just $25,000 in its opening weekend. We know Paris can deduct her lessons as a business expense. The real question is whether the rest of us can deduct our tickets as casualty/theft losses!

Kevin Federline's Divorce Lawyer. Why is divorce so expensive? Because it's worth it! Especially when your train-wreck ex sports a net worth estimated as high as $123 million! Most of K-Fed's legal fees will be a nondeductible personal expense. But he can still deduct legal fees for determining tax-deductible spousal support.

Al Gore's Nobel Peace Prize. Former Vice-President Gore is a true Renaissance man. He invented the Internet and global warning. He won an Oscar and a Nobel Peace Prize. He was even smart enough (and confident enough) to donate his cash to charity before he won, avoiding a pesky limit on deducting charitable gifts.

Harry Potter's Hogwarts Tuition. Harvard University runs $34,998 for 2008 tuition and fees. Plus $10,622 for room and board. That's probably more than Hogwarts costs - but without cool classes like Charms, Care of Magical Creatures, or Arithmancy (whatever that is!) Secondary school and college tuition are a nondeductible personal expense - but Harry can use a Coverdell Education Savings Account to earn tax-free income to pay for it.

Kristen's Train Fare. "Kristen" and her fellow "Emperor's Club" fashion models, pageant winners, and students earned tens of thousands servicing former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer. Kristen's an independent contractor (not an employee), so she deducts "business" expenses on Schedule C. These include the train fare she had to pay to visit Spitzer because, as everyone knows, there are no prostitutes in Washington D.C.

About Edward Lyon
Edward A. Lyon is a nationally recognized author, speaker, and consultant. He has appeared on over 200 radio and television broadcasts, including CNN, Fox News, CNBC, MSNBC, and Roseanne Barr's short-lived talk show, which dubbed him "the funniest tax guy in America."

For more information, visit www.taxtuneup.com or contact Edward A. Lyon, JD at +1-513-321-2821.


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Kentucky Derby Horse a ‘Champion’ for Right To Die

Author: Leo Kesting Gallery
Dateline: Thu, 24 Jan 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “NEW YORK, N.Y. - Jan. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Barbaro, the euthanized champion racehorse, is an emblem for the Right To Die and Death With Dignity movements in a monument to be unveiled in Central Park this April, before the 134th Kentucky Derby. 'The Barbaro Memorial for the Right to Die' by controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards is a tribute to the late Triple Crown contender and is dedicated to the institution of euthanasia, announced Manhattan's Leo Kesting Gallery.”



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Barbaro's Central Park Unveiling is Latest Work by Controversial Artist

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Jan. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Barbaro, the euthanized champion racehorse, is an emblem for the Right To Die and Death With Dignity movements in a monument to be unveiled in Central Park this April, before the 134th Kentucky Derby. "The Barbaro Memorial for the Right to Die" by controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards is a tribute to the late Triple Crown contender and is dedicated to the institution of euthanasia, announced Manhattan's Leo Kesting Gallery.

Caption: Barbaro in progress by Daniel Edwards"The Barbaro Memorial" will depict the thoroughbred champion in the winner's circle on his back with his number 8 saddle cloth draping his belly and hooves in the air, representing his inability to stand on his feet due to the debilitating laminitis which followed the shattered ankle he suffered in the 2006 Preakness Stakes.

Barbaro was put down for his injuries January 29th of 2007.

Barbaro was euthanized after every option for saving him was explored, well into a painful existence. "A suffering horse cannot call Dr. Kevorkian for an assisted suicide because, like Terry Schiavo, the ailing horse cannot speak for itself," said gallery co-director, David Kesting. It was reported that in the end, Barbaro was biting at people before he was finally allowed to die with dignity.

"We believe a memorial dedicated to the Right to Die will encourage horse owners to forego their own self-interests and act mercifully on behalf of their suffering horse," said gallery co-director, John Leo. "If Barbaro has taught us anything, it is that horses deserve our compassion first."

Barbaro, winner of the Kentucky Derby by the largest margin since 1946, was considered a shoe-in to win the Belmont Stakes and English Derby, fueling speculation his life was prolonged for stud fee earnings.

Edwards's past sculptures include a nude Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug, an interactive autopsy of Paris Hilton with removable organs, and a war dead Prince Harry clutching the cameo-locket of his late mother Princess Diana.

Leo Kesting Gallery is at 812 Washington St. in Manhattan. Contact David Kesting at 917-650-3760 or John Leo at 917-292-8865 or www.BarbarosLaw.com.

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Mary Carey Partners with SwappWatch(TM)

Author: Pera Group LLC
Dateline: Thu, 03 Jan 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CHICAGO, Ill. - Jan. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SwappWatch.com has partnered with Mary Carey Productions to unveil an exclusive line of SwappWatch(TM). The contract creates the launch of the Mary Carey line of SwappWatch(TM) watches which will be available to the public in January 2008.”



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CHICAGO, Ill. - Jan. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SwappWatch.com has partnered with Mary Carey Productions to unveil an exclusive line of SwappWatch(TM). The contract creates the launch of the Mary Carey line of SwappWatch(TM) watches which will be available to the public in January 2008.

Mary Carey SwappWatchMary Carey will be seen at the upcoming VH1 reality series "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew." This series will follow the real-life experiences of Brigitte Nielsen, Chyna, Daniel Baldwin, Jeff Conaway, Jessica Sierra, Jaimee Foxworth, Seth "Shifty" Binzer, and Mary Carey as they undergo detoxification and treatment at a Los Angeles center. Mary Carey is well-known in the adult industry for her movies, highly publicized political ambitions, and appearances on the Howard Stern Show, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Playboy's Totally Busted and Sexy Urban Legends, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and so much more.

Mary Carey will also be hosting Swingfest 2008, the World's Largest Swingers Party, in Hollywood, Florida. Among the booth exhibitors at this event is SwappWatch(TM), the brainchild of Pera Group LLC. SwappWatch(TM) will be represented at booth #68 exhibit during the event and is the proud co-sponsor of the Mr. and Mrs. Swingfest Contest. Mary Carey announced recently that she has entered into an agreement with SwappWatch(TM) to promote its innovative product line. She joins other Adult oriented organizations promoting SwappWatch(TM) through different marketing avenues including the company's web site www.SwappWatch.com.

SwappWatch.com is a swingers lifestyle internet social networking website serving the "discreet" dating community. SwappWatch(TM) has been gaining popularity within the lifestyle community and individuals in the U.S. since its open debut at the Adult Video Network convention (AVN Adult Expo) last January 2007 and will return in January 2008 at booth #1101. It has since received increased public attention after the International Lingerie Show at Las Vegas in April, Erotica LA at Los Angeles in June, the Lifestyles (LSO Ltd.) convention at Las Vegas in August, and the Lifestyles Florida at Orlando, FL in November. SwappWatch(TM) offers a line of Swiss-Scandinavian-Danish watches with one common theme - the lifestyle logo, Erec, symbolizing desire, connection and discretion. These elegant but playful watches aim to promote discreet connections among lifestyle couples by providing them a means of identifying each other easily and openly in social settings.

Currently, SwappWatch(TM) is available for purchase through its Web site, www.SwappWatch.com, but will soon be marketed at www.MaryCareyProductions(.com), featured in a 2008 Penthouse Swimwear calendar and available for purchase in select adult retail stores across the country.

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Six Positive Predictions for 2008, from SuperLife World Service

Author: EraNova Institute
Dateline: Tue, 18 Dec 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. - Dec. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- New terror attack? Pandemic? Recession? Killer bees? No! Only positive predictions, please. That's the attitude of Richard W. Samson, founder of SuperLife World Service, a web network that made its debut last month. Enough bad news, already, says Samson, we deserve a really good year for a change.”



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Site Visitors Can Vote for New Year Favorite, and "Have Fun Helping It Happen"

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. - Dec. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- New terror attack? Pandemic? Recession? Killer bees? No! Only positive predictions, please. That's the attitude of Richard W. Samson, founder of SuperLife World Service, a web network that made its debut last month.

Caption: SuperLife founder Dick Samson"Enough bad news, already," says Samson. "We deserve a really good year for a change." So he's making only positive predictions for 2008. Visitors may vote for their favorite, at http://www.superlife.ws .

The predictions:
* EMPOWERMENT SURGE: Millions of net-powered citizens act directly, bypassing slow government.

* HOT GREEN BUSINESS: Environmental and energy solutions bloom as green becomes THE money thing.

* WANING POVERTY: An uptrend in global wealth signals upcoming plenty for all.

* 9/11 CLARITY: Following new disclosures and reform, the U.S. launches humanitarian surge.

* MENTAL DEFENSE INITIATIVE: At least one nation cuts crime and terror by deploying meditators and prayers.

* UFO DISCLOSURE: Access to alien technology is gained as key officials acknowledge 60-year cover-up.

If any one of the six comes true, "2008 will be a fantastic year," says Samson. "And we'll be on a great new track."

After voting for the prediction they most want to come true, visitors may join SuperLife (free), and "help it happen" by networking with like-minded people, watching videos, and joining forums.

No matter what the issue, SuperLife is an organization that takes an upbeat approach. For example, one member spearheads holistic solutions to post traumatic stress disorder. Another provides artistic therapeutics for personal growth and fun. Others make life better through green building, consciousness enhancement, and more.

Featured experts, all at the cutting edge, include leaders in medicine, biotechnology, physics, electronics, psychology, sociology, philosophy, religion, business, the arts, and community development.

SuperLife is an offering of EraNova Institute, a New Jersey think tank directed by Samson.

Samson introduced the concepts of hyper-human skills, hyperjobs, and the hyper-human economy in Futurist Magazine in 2004 and 2005. An expert on mental skills, he has published 10 books and served as consultant to IBM, AT&T, and other leading organizations.

More information on SuperLife: www.superlife.ws.


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