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One of the World’s Longest Running Recording Studios, Trod Nossel, Celebrates 44 Years In Business

Before circa 1965-66, After 2010

Wallingford, CT (PRWEB) March 8, 2010

Since 1966, Trod Nossel Productions and Recording Studios®, cited by the media as “one of the longest running recording studios of it’s kind in existence,” has been an icon in the music industry since founded by the late, oral surgeon turned music mogul, Thomas ‘Doc’ Cavalier. From 1962-1966, it was Syncron Sound Studios (hence the rare, sought-after Syncron microphones, AU7a and S10) when Doc purchased it before renaming it Trod Nossel 1966.

The studio’s comfortable, vintage vibe houses a collection of memorabilia on its walls; an original letter and release of “No Good To Cry,” by The Wildweeds, from Phil Chess (Chess Records/Cadet label), Andrew Loog Oldham (who describes “life on the Trod Nossel Studios lot” as “an American movie” – Chapter 6 in a Sirius Radio commentary) book cover posters, “Stoned,” and “2Stoned,” early Rolling Stones poster, Motley Crue platinum record for Cub Koda cover “Smokin’ In The Boys Room,” Grammy nominations for Pinetop Perkins, Howlin’ Wolf, and a plethora of recording clients’ CD projects. The two studios have an eclectic blend of analog, boutique, vintage and custom gear, and two independent digital state-of-the-art Pro Tools rigs (HD2/HD3). Everything has a story, from the EMT plate reverb to the Yamaha C7 Grand piano; from the control room (formerly the anechoic chamber built in part by Technical Expert, Danny Zellman), to the vintage Neuman U47s, the main sound room (which doubled as a television studio) and everything in between.

The music publishing and licensing division consists of 10 publishing companies representing over 150 writers. Comprising the 800+ titles from their respective era are some hits throughout the decades such as “No Good To Cry,” by Al Anderson, many by members of The Shags, Bram Rigg Set and Pulse, 96 titles by Cub Koda (best known for “Smokin’ In The Boys Room”), Howard Jeffrey (The Crayons), Nelsen Adelard, Darlene D, Michael DelGuidice, Gene Michael, Cavalier Brothers and a host of others. Selected titles are licensed directly for synchronization to music buyers such as HBO, NBC, Disney, ESPN, etc., and for mechanical licenses directly through the Harry Fox Agency or Carlin America (Cabas). The master catalog consists of well over 5,000 master tapes, including the famed Trod Nossel Concert Series from the 70s featuring unreleased live concerts from Fleetwood Mac, Steppenwolf, Chick Corea and 20 others.

From George Burns and then Yale acting student, Henry Winkler (when the main sound room doubled as a TV studio for The Producers, Inc., another Cavalier production company), to Andrew Loog Oldham, Fleetwood Mac and Grammy nominated blues legends, decades of clients such as Glenn Beck and Vinnie Penn, Inspirational Author Catherine Galasso Vigorito and more recently Sony/Jive Artist R Kelly recording tracks for his latest release, “Untitled,” last month, the client list is impressive and keeps on growing.

In the wake of the 5th anniversary of Doc’s death on January 1, 2010, his company continues to thrive to create, produce, consult, aid, inspire and welcome musicians and artists from all walks of life. Long before the inception of the home studio (“studio in a box”–Doc Cavalier), Trod Nossel Recording Studios had been recording local and major artists, and is the catalyst for launching the careers of many artists through its management division (known as “Rock & Roll Boot Camp” by some musicians previously managed, such as blues artist, Nelsen Adelard, who was managed by Doc in the 70s). Among the gamut of services with impact on the industry, it inspired engineers and current studio owners to set up shop through its audio engineering, computer recording classes (since the early 70s) and work training programs; it was the first to bring the public into the studio as spectators, teach engineering, duplicate tapes and CDs on site, and provide technical and career consultation. The thrust and passion of the organization has always been about the music; managing acts, producing records, and publishing and licensing songs. In the early 90s the Miracle Concerts division booked national and regional shows for then up-and-coming acts like Ellen DeGeneres, Queen Latifah, Gilbert Godfried, The Beach Boys and the Spin Doctors, to name a few.

The main 7,000 sq. ft. studio is one of 3 buildings on 3 acres of land, one being band rehearsal rooms. It is a 3 acre “music compound;” private, fenced, and at the end of a dead end street — a place to make music. Back in the day people like Donovan, whose only request was a basketball hoop installed in the back lot of The Barn (a 10,000 sq. foot building located behind the studio), played basketball between takes. You will always hear music just about any time you pull onto the property; whether it’s coming from the rehearsal spaces, the A&R office, or the recording studio, which delivers sessions 24/7. Due to the size of the lot and access to the studio, some filmmakers have expressed an interest in setting up shop there.

Besides a myriad of Doc’isms like the “moth around the light bulb theory,” if Doc passed on nothing else but perseverance to his offspring, Cavalier siblings Darlene, Tommy and Robbie did not let the adversity surrounding Doc’s death slow them down. Now run by the trio and their dedicated staff, in 2008 a collection of 60s psychedelic garage rock songs from the vault was released on Sundazed Records called, “Don’t Press Your Luck.” The company has regrouped, reorganized and gained momentum, formed new business ventures and partnerships, accredited experiential learning programs and signed several publishing deals in 2009. For 2010, several undisclosed ventures are in progress. Darlene Cavalier, CEO/Executive Director: background in contract negotiation, business development and executive consultation (Fairfield University, CT, Quinnipiac University, CT, Dean College, MA – Business Administration/Management Information Systems, Grammy Committee New York Chapter – Voting Member, MRT I/RIAA Certified, IP Certified); Robbie Cavalier, President/CFO: Grammy Nominated Mixing/Mastering Engineer, Network and Technical Expert (MRT I & II/RIAA Certified); Tommy Cavalier, President/Director, Miracle Concerts Booking Agency Division (University of New Haven, CT – Music Business Administration, NACA, IACEP)



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Windfall Productions celebrates 5th Consecutive TV Production of the Penn Relays Carnival in Philadelphia

Haworth, NJ (PRWEB) April 21, 2010

Windfall Productions celebrates their 5th anniversary as exclusive TV production partner for USA Track & Field coverage of the Penn Relays Carnival on ESPN2. It is the 116th running of this American Sports Legacy event.

Through 115 editions of the meet, more athletes have run at the Penn Relays than at any single meet in the world. Jamaican superstar Usian Bolt, Olympic and World Champion record holder will headline this years Penn Relays. Bolt will lead the Jamaican relay team hoping to break Team USA’s winning streak. USA vs. The World at the Penn Relays has been dominated by the U.S., winning 50 of the past 60 races contested since 1999.

Historic Franklin Field at the University of Penn hosts this Track & Field Classic while posing some interesting technical issues for the broadcast. “The stadium was dedicated in 1895, and it is not your ordinary century old ballpark” states Ralph J. Mole´, Executive Producer of Windfall Productions. “Our technical team has to rig (2) Fletcher robotic TV camera heads underneath the upper deck of Franklin Field so that our TV viewers can basically see the finish line at home in HD. The play by play robotics camera view of the action, (Camera 1) frames the full race field of athletes utilizing a 21 x 7.8 Fujinon broadcast lens. The close up robotic device (Camera 2) frames a tighter view of the action as well as specialized isolation shots using a 33 x 11 Fujinon broadcast lens. The camera operators execute pan, tit & zoom with the robotics TV control panel from a broadcast command position situated in the Franklin Field lower grandstands behind the press corps. ”Without this intense rigging effort of TV robotics cameras at Franklin Field, Windfall could not broadcast these exciting finish line pictures from the 116th Penn Relays.” In a TV production career that spans 35 yrs the 116th running of the Penn Relays marks Ralph J. Mole´s 11th time producing and directing the Penn Relays for sports television. The Penn Relays will be covered with eight cameras including a jib, and (2) robotics cameras, Chyron Duet Hyper-X graphics, DVC Pro HD videotape mastering, 6 Channel EVS XT2 and (2) 4 Channel EVS RO servers for a “tapeless workflow”. The mobile facilities unit is NEP Supershooter HD 14. The 2010 Penn Relays is a 2 hour special and will air on ESPN 2 from 8-10PM ET April 24th, this Saturday.

Ralph J Mole´, an independent leader in track and field sports television, served as world director for the host broadcaster of live track during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. In 2003, Windfall Productions produced more than 12 hours of ESPN’s coverage of the “World Championships of Athletics” from Paris, France. Windfall has also produced athletics TV specials for ESPN from around the globe. Featuring distinguished track meets like “Weltklasse”, “DN Galan”, “Bislett Games” and “ ISTAF “ These athletics meets previously part of The Golden League, have now become the cornerstone of the IAAF’s prestigious Diamond League Series.


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Believe Entertainment Group Partners With MommyCast As Popular Show For Moms Celebrates 100th Episode and ‘Birth’ of MommyCast Latina

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 17, 2010

Believe Entertainment Group, a New York-based digital entertainment company, today announced it has formed a partnership with MommyCast, the wildly popular multi-medium show for moms that recently surpassed its 100th HD video episode and is launching MommyCast Latina, a first-of-its-kind, original HD web show specifically for the Latina mom.

Building on MommyCast’s consistent growth, which has exceeded a subscriber audience of over one million moms, and firmly established role in the mom’s digital world, Believe Entertainment Group will help drive MommyCast’s expansion in new directions with advertisers, new content and social media initiatives. A landmark initiative of the partnership will be moving into a new market with the development of MommyCast Latina, slated to be in market in summer 2010.

MommyCast Latina will stay true to the MommyCast brand in its honest and practical approach to dealing with a host of issues moms face every day, from raising children and managing a family, to health, beauty, food, finance, technology, fashion and just taking care of mom. Additionally, MommyCast Latina, broadcast in both Spanish and English, will tackle a host of issues specific to the Latina audience, from cultural differences to community involvement.

The strong, lasting audience appetite for MommyCast and its family values programming has attracted robust advertiser support. MommyCast has worked with Pampers, Microsoft, State Farm, Johnson & Johnson’s Listerine and Disney Channel, among others.

“We’re thrilled to build our partnership with MommyCast and to be able to bring such high quality content and a pure moms audience to our brand partners,” said Bill Masterson, Co-Founder of Believe Entertainment Group. “We’re careful to select brands that relate to our audience and are a real part of their daily lives. In this way our advertisers offer a true benefit to the audience and supply the kind of information that they want and need.”

MommyCast began in 2005 as an audio podcast series with a modest listener base; after a rapid increase of listeners and being named iTunes’ Podcast of the Year, MommyCast launched a video platform in 2007. Today, MommyCast video and audio content, delivered by real moms Paige Heninger and Gretchen Vogelzang, is broadcast on site, iTunes, Apple TV, YouTube, Facebook, and over 100 targeted online directories, reaching audiences around the globe.

“We know as moms, word of mouth is one of the most preferred ways to share information between moms,” said Paige Heninger, co-host and co-founder of MommyCast. “MommyCast has a five-year head start and proven history in delivering messages to our community of moms, whether that be on Facebook, YouTube, iTunes, Ning or elsewhere.”

MommyCast will continue to focus on expansion of its social media outlets to complement and add to its programming and conversation, including the launch of a MommyCast iPhone app later this year. A recent partnership with TiVo has successfully extended the MommyCast brand right into the living room. Community efforts have also played a significant role in building demand for MommyCast content, and its active fan participation has helped fuel special programs, from those featuring healthcare topics like H1N1, to special programs for the launch of Warner Bros’ “March of the Penguins” and “The Blind Side,” and Focus Features’ “Babies.” Relevant programming and widespread visibility have pushed MommyCast content in excess of 100 million downloads.

“Social networking is facilitated by the technology, but the technology is secondary; it’s the content that is the key,” said Paul Vogelzang, Executive Producer of MommyCast. “People listen, watch and share when the content is good, and they respond because they can, and that’s why advertisers and audiences alike are paying attention.”

Additional details, advertiser and distribution partnerships will be announced soon.

About Believe Entertainment Group

Believe Entertainment Group is a digital entertainment company focusing on premium entertainment experiences through direct partnership with elite talent and leading brands delivered through a variety of digital outlets such as web, mobile, VOD, social media, gaming, and more. In April 2010, Believe Entertainment announced an alliance with Paramount Digital Entertainment (PDE) where they will work together on a select number of original projects including The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers (The LXD).

Dan Goodman and William H. Masterson III, Partners and Co-Founders of Believe Entertainment Group, have launched previous digital entertainment projects including Seth MacFarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy and, an online effort to support Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bruno, as well as original short form content with the world famous improv troupe, The Second Cityamong others. Their extensive experience in advertising and marketing has led to brand and distribution partnerships with well-known, respected brands such as Burger King, Procter & Gamble, Priceline, Johnson & Johnson, State Farm and Microsoft among others, as well as key distribution relationships delivering scalable audiences for their projects including YouTube, Google, Hulu, Tremor Media, MySpace, FLO TV and more.

About MommyCast

Started in March, 2005, MommyCast© has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter, Washingtonian Magazine, BusinessWeek, Variety and USA Today. Paige and Gretchen of MommyCast have also been interviewed by CNN, NBC, CBS, FAST Company, BBC, Brandweek and The Wall Street Journal. MommyCast holds the distinction of being one of the first independent podcasts to land a major corporate sponsorship, which came via Dixie Paper Co., and now Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, State Farm, and Disney. A recent addition of new MommyCast video programs are available on iTunes, TiVO, YouTube, Facebook, Ning and others. They have also established themselves as a member of the Buena Vista Entertainment Press Corps and are sponsored by Walt Disney Studios for family fare DVD movie releases. MommyCast was the first podcast to do an enhanced podcast review of a movie, “March of the Penguins,” released by Warner Independent Pictures. was named 2007 & 2008 Best Family & Parenting Webby Award winner, 2007 Apple iTunes “Best Podcast of the Year,” and 2009/2010 “Gold Medal” winner of the International Visual Arts (IAVAS), “Best Talk Show,” in the “Family Category.

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Words You Want Celebrates New Animated Website Launch with 55 Inch TV Giveaway and Other Prizes

Amarillo, TX (PRWEB) July 20, 2010

Making the personal connection with a client is the key to conducting business, and Words You Want, an industry leader in the world of writing and content creation, immediately provides a friendly face to the name. A “virtual” Valerie and Troy Mellema appear on the new homepage, giving a personal message to prospective clients. The animated figures, which feature the founders’ real voices, provide a fun and educational description of the company’s SEO packages, press releases and eBooks. To commemorate their new website design launch and animations, Words You Want is offering an incredible giveaway to all visitors July 20-22nd, 2010.

The firm is giving away a 55-inch Vizio LED HDTV Flat Screen with Vizio Apps to one lucky web follower. In addition to HD resolution, the TV has WI-FI capabilities enabling it to host popular applications like Netflix, Pandora, Yahoo!, Rhapsody, Flickr and eBay. Online communications are easy thanks to a Bluetooth remote with QWERTY keyboard.

The TV contest giveaway is the company’s way of giving something back to the Internet community that has made it one of the most trafficked SEO firms in the country according to rankings, and a high-level content producer with sites like Elance and Guru. The web company is making the contest available to consumers all over the world. International winners can opt for the cash value of the TV, estimated to be $ 1,748. Entries also stand the chance to win four Apple iPod Shuffles, with voiceover, and ten lucky winners will awarded custom Words You Want coffee mugs.

The giveaway contest is, of course, not the only event of note. As mentioned, Words You Want is introducing a powerful list of new services, designed to help clients build the online presence required to be successful in this digital age. For instance, Words You Want has a reputation for offering expert SEO packages; these have now been modified to ensure that all clients realize maximum benefits. In addition to established services like article marketing, new SEO package add-ons are now offered. These vital services include the following:

    Social Bookmarking
    Social Media Marketing
    Reputation Management
    PRWeb PR Submission

In addition, Words You Want is adding a new eBook store called eBooks To-Go. This new store will allow clients to purchase pre-written eBook packages on a variety of unique and popular topics. Once purchased, the rights to the eBooks will belong exclusively to buyer.

Over the last ten years of an Internet marketing onslaught, some say the industry has become impersonal and perhaps overly mechanical. The new website launch, as well as the TV giveaway promotion, is an effort to humanize the modern day SEO firm and to make a closer connection with the client. Co-founder Troy Mellema states, “There are many choices when it comes to choosing a company for your online writing needs, so customer service is always a priority. We pride ourselves on swift response times, keeping agreed-upon deadlines, and making the process easy for the client, after all our company motto is ‘A Quality Writing Company You Can Trust.’”

In addition to their new services, Words You Want will continue to write web content, articles, and blogs. They make ordering everyday writing needs easy via their established Quick Order page. However, the addition of these new services helps clients take their SEO to a new level with article marketing and social media with no time commitments required on any of their services or packages.

Co-founder Valerie Mellema comments that social media marketing is an important part of business in the 2000 market. “Consumers constantly have their social media accounts at their fingertips, whether at their computers or on their cell phones. As a business, it is important to ensure that you have a presence on several different platforms. While consumers are online, they are also documenting everything they plan to buy or read about via ‘status updates.’ Social media is the ideal way to build your brand online.”

You can learn more about how these dynamic services can benefit your company, and enter the contest for a free 55-inch Vizio LED HDTV by simply visiting and clicking on the contest giveaway to enter.

About Words You Want: Words You Want is an established writing company offering services in the virtual and physical worlds. The company has established a presence as an undisputed industry leader, due in no small part to their dedication to providing clients with the highest quality services possible. Words You Want offers a full suite of services for businesses seeking to boost their online visibility and profitability.



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More HD Television Press Releases Celebrates Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 24, 2010

To celebrate the holidays,’s minisites for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa tell the story of each holiday–including history, fun facts and traditions–through brand-new videos, photos and updated articles.

Also, just in time for the holiday season, has created original online videos as part of its “History: Deconstructed,” a new online series that gives viewers facts and figures on history’s most famous places, statues and structures.

Some examples of content featured on’s holiday pages are:

        Thanksgiving Fact or Fiction – 10 questions to test your knowledge of the myths that surround this invented holiday.
     Mayflower: Deconstructed – Get all the facts about the Mayflower’s journey to Plymouth and the people it carried to the New World.
     The Mayflower: – Singer-songwriter Jeffrey Lewis tells the real story of the Pilgrims’ voyage with original music and cartoon artwork.
     Hanukkah foods: latkes – Take a trip with Fat Dave as he visits Clinton Street Bakery where they make the most traditional Hanukkah food-latkes.
     History of Hanukkah – Examines the origins of the holiday.
     Hanukkah traditions – Including the Menorah, latkes, dreidels and sufganiyot (fried jelly doughnuts).
     North Pole: Deconstructed – Get all the details on the North Pole, from where all those letters to Santa really end up to just how cold it gets each winter.
     Christmas traditions – Find out how Christmas is celebrated all over the world.
     The histories of Christmas, Christmas trees and Santa –The histories of Christmas, Christmas Trees and Santa Claus – Find out all you ever wanted to know about these time-honored traditions. Learn how Christmas has been celebrated, or not celebrated throughout the years; where the story of Santa came from, and why people started decorating trees for Christmas.
     History of Kwanzaa – The history of the holiday, and how it is celebrated, from the Seven Principles to the Seven Symbols.


HISTORY™ and HISTORY HD™ are the leading destinations for revealing, award-winning original non-fiction series and event-driven specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture. Among the network’s program offerings are hit series such as American Pickers, Ax Men, The Universe, Ice Road Truckers, Chasing Mummies, Top Shot and Pawn Stars, as well as acclaimed specials including America The Story Of Us, WWII In HD, 102 Minutes That Changed America, Moonshot and Life After People. HISTORY has earned four Peabody Awards, seven Primetime Emmy® Awards, 12 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards and received the prestigious Governor’s Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the network’s Save Our History® campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education. Take a Veteran to School Day is the network’s latest initiative connecting America’s schools and communities with veterans from all wars. The HISTORY website, located at, is the leading online resource for all things history, featuring over 20,000 videos, images, audio clips, articles and interactive features that allow visitors to dig deeper into a broad range of thousands of historical topics.

About AETN Digital

AETN Digital Media, a division of A&E Television Networks, LLC, is a leading provider of digital content for properties including History, Lifetime, A&E, Biography, Roiworld, DressUpChallenge, Lifetime Moms and MothersClick. More than 13 million unique visitors per month engage with the company’s digital brands across 14 properties, and millions more consume the content via syndication, social media and mobile.

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Peter Yarrow Celebrates American Folk Songs in “Peter Yarrow Sing Along Special” on PBS TV

New York, NY (PRWEB) December 1, 2010

Peter Yarrow, one of the most acclaimed performers of American folk music, hosts a new PBS TV special airing on dozens of PBS TV affiliates during the holiday season. A preview of the special is availabe on YouTube.

The Peter Yarrow Sing Along Special is a family celebration of America’s favorite folk songs performed by some of America’s most beloved folk singers. Starring Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary, this special also features multiple Grammy winners Mary Chapin Carpenter and Keb’ Mo’, cello and voice duo Bethany & Rufus, and singer and percussionist Billy Jonas. Uniting this group of talented performers in duets, trios and multiple ensembles, this concert will inspire and lift the spirit of the whole family with joyous and loving sing-alongs in a theater full of music lovers of all ages.

The Peter Yarrow Sing Along Special is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning November 27 and airing through December 2010 (check local listings at

The Peter Yarrow Sing Along Special is the first large-scale concert for Peter Yarrow since the passing in September 2009 of Peter, Paul & Mary’s Mary Travers. Peter, Paul & Mary, along with Bob Dylan, Judy Collins and other music icons of the 1960s, used the power of song to foster community and engage in conversations about issues of social justice and individual responsibility.

Although these songs have been around for generations, their words and messages continue to resonate today.

“This concert is about the audience itself,” says Peter Yarrow. “It is a gathering of many generations— from the littlest children to the great-grandpas and grandmas—all enjoying the same music, the same message.” He adds: “Music shared in this way reminds us that there is an antidote to much of today’s mean-spiritedness and intolerance.”

Featured songs and performers include:

-Weave Me the Sunshine” – Peter Yarrow

-“The Cruel War” – Peter Yarrow and Bethany Yarrow

-“Don’t Laugh At Me” – Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey

-“Lullaby Baby Blues” – Keb’ Mo’ with Peter Yarrow

-“Polly Wolly Doodle” – Peter Yarrow and Keb’ Mo’

-“500 Miles” – Mary Chapin Carpenter with Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey

-“Stewball” – Mary Chapin Carpenter with Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey

-“This Old Man” – Peter Yarrow and Billy Jonas

-“All the Pretty Little Horses” – Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey

-”Puff, the Magic Dragon” – Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey

-“Some Houses” – Billy Jonas

-“All Hid” – Bethany & Rufus with Peter Yarrow

-“Beautiful City” – Peter Yarrow and Keb’ Mo’

-“Blowin’ in the Wind” – Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Keb’ Mo’,

Bethany & Rufus, and Billy Jonas

-“This Little Light of Mine” Medley – Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Keb’

Mo’, Bethany & Rufus, and Billy Jonas

The Peter Yarrow Sing Along Special is directed by four-time Emmy Award-winning producer/director Jim Brown, who is responsible for some of the most popular and critically acclaimed programs on American music in the last three decades, including “Pete Seeger: Power of Song” and “Peter, Paul & Mary: Carry It On.” This special was taped on August 26, 2010 at the New York Society for Ethical Culture Concert Hall.

PBS special programming invites viewers to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; hear diverse viewpoints; and take front-row seats to world-class drama and performances. Viewer contributions are an important source of funding, making PBS programs possible. PBS and public television stations offer all Americans from every walk of life the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content.

Underwriters: Public Television Viewers and PBS

Director: Jim Brown

Producers: Peter Yarrow, Jim Brown

Executive Producer: Marcus Leaver

Editor: Paul Petrissans

Format: CC Stereo HD

Musicians: Peter Yarrow – Vocals and Guitar; Noel Paul Stookey – Vocals and Guitar; Mary Chapin

Carpenter – Vocals and Guitar; Keb’ Mo’ – Vocals, Guitar, and National Steel Guitar; Bethany & Rufus

(Bethany Yarrow – Vocals; Rufus Cappadocia – Cello); Billy Jonas – Vocals and Percussion

Back-Up Musicians: Paul Prestopino – Guitar, Mandolin, Harmonica; John Conte – Bass; Bonga Jean-

Baptiste – Haitian Percussion; Yacouba Moumouni – Flute, Kamel Ngoni, and Vocals


Mustard Seed School Choir, Hoboken, NJ – Director, Aiko Mauldin

Walkabout Clearwater Chorus – Coordinator, John Fisher

Journalists: Visit the PBS PressRoom page for photo downloads and more information:

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In Honor of the HD Transition, MAKE UP FOR EVER Celebrates Their HD Complexion Collection With an Enhanced Social Presence Online


New York, NY (PRWEB) June 29, 2009

Created to meet the demands of new digital imagery and high definition techniques, MAKE UP FOR EVER developed their HD Complexion collection. Whether a desperate or real life housewife, women everywhere want to look absolutely flawless on screen or off. MAKE UP FOR EVER consulted with film and television technicians to create a unique collection of HD-ready products that correct and perfect the skin yet remain invisible to high definition cameras as well as the naked eye.

Flawless skin starts at the base, especially when your skin is being magnified in high definition. High definition imagery shows pictures that are 6x sharper than what the human eye sees. Fine lines and wrinkles, skin imperfections, shine, make up mistakes and incorrectly matched foundation can all be painfully obvious under the high definition lens. To counter such unforgiving technology, make up must provide full coverage yet appear sheer and natural and be true to color. To fulfill all these needs, MAKE UP FOR EVER developed their HD Complexion collection.

HD Elixir: Dry, flaky skin is never attractive, but when magnified in high definition format, it becomes unacceptable and makes applying make up a challenge. Created to instantly increase skin’s moisture to create a perfectly smooth palette for HD Complexion make up, HD Elixir boosts skin’s moisture a whopping 520% after 15 minutes and continues to hold in moisture at 430% after one hour. In addition to the instant surge of moisture, HD Elixir also restores skin’s radiance and erases signs of fatigue, actually firming and giving skin a smooth and soft texture.

HD Microperfecting Primer: The light, oil-free formula acts as a preparation product that creates a protective film on the skin’s surface and operates as a shield, preventing the foundation from penetrating the skin. Dermatologically tested to be safe for all skin types, it also helps stabilize foundation to be more long-lasting and more evenly applied. Nourishing ingredients act as moisturizers to protect skin from dryness, providing a well balanced canvas for foundation application. Available in neutral plus 6 color correcting shades.

HD Invisible Cover Foundation: HD Invisible Cover Foundation covers skin imperfections yet remains invisible to the eye on screen or in real life. This invisible coverage formula has been tested by professionals in front of high definition cameras, and by real women in every type of light. An oil-free, lightweight liquid formula with an extremely smooth texture, it is enhanced with tiny light refractors that veil imperfections, creating a soft focus effect to skin. It is formulated to neutralize shine while nourishing skin and protecting from dryness. Available in 25 shades to match all skin tones.

HD Microfinish Powder: HD Microfinish Powder is a universal, translucent powder that finishes off every look on every skin tone with sheer flawlessness and a “soft focus” effect. The inimitable formula is incredibly soft and satiny and uses ultra fine, round micro-particles made of 100% Mineral Silica Powder, to mask lines and imperfections for a perfect, radiant complexion on screen and in real life. It not only sets foundation and slightly mattifies the skin, but completely evens out the complexion for a glowing, radiant look. Dermatologically tested, HD Microfinish Powder is completely talc free and paraben free and will not dehydrate skin. 100% Mineral Silica Powder makes it safe for even sensitive skin types.

To complement the transition to HD, MAKE UP FOR EVER is also enhancing their presence in the social space! They’ve launched a new Twitter account and Facebook page to offer their fans greater insight into the brand. From the most delicate look to the most powerful statement, welcome to the world of MAKE UP FOR EVER.

MAKE UP FOR EVER is available at Sephora.



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Contact Talk Radio Celebrates Over a Year of HD Radio Broadcasting

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 19, 2009

Contact Talk Radio (CTR) recently celebrated its first year of broadcasting on local HD Radio. As one of the first full-time local HD Radio broadcasters, CTR is heard throughout Puget Sound on 106.9FM HD Channel 3. Listeners to CTR are treated to a variety of talk shows throughout the week. Programs are aimed at promoting a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

“We are excited to be a part of providing deeply meaningful, self-empowering information in this way,” said Davindia Steele, who along with Cameron Steele co-founded CTR.

The husband and wife team began CTR in late 2001 on a local terrestrial AM signal. At the time, CTR consisted of just five hours of programming per week. The Steeles eventually realized that their singular radio show could be expanded to an entire format by leasing their own HD Radio channel. Today, the Bellevue-based CTR boasts over 50 hosts broadcasting 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Unlike terrestrial radio, HD Radio listeners must first purchase a specially equipped radio in order to hear local digital signals. However, once purchased, an HD Radio receiver is able to pick up many more stations in a given market and in much better clarity when compared to a standard AM/FM radio. HD Radio receivers range in price from about $ 75 for home models to $ 100 and up for in-dash car models,

In addition to broadcasting on 106.9FM HD Channel 3, CTR and its bevy of hosts are heard via an Internet audio stream, on UpSnap Mobile Radio, and through iTunes with archived pod-casts.

“CTR brings balance of consciousness to our society by projecting the ideas important to personal growth and integrity. Today’s technology makes it easier reach the masses,” said Cameron Steele.

HD Radio, a trademarked name of iBiquity’s in-band, on-channel technology, was selected by the Federal Communications Commission in 2002 as the digital audio broadcasting method for the United States (US). There is no connection between high definition television and hybrid digital radio, except that both are digital formats. As of March 2009 there are over 1,800 stations, covering nearly 85% of the US broadcasting with this technology.

HD Radio receivers continue to come down in price as the number of retail outlets and manufactures continues to climb. Manufactures include such brands as Alpine Electronics, Jensen, JVC, Kenwood, Sony, Pioneer and others. Consumers can find HD Radio receivers at national retailers including Costco, Best Buy, Radio Shack, Walmart, Fry’s Electronics and others. As for auto manufacturers, so far Hyundai, Ford, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Scion, and Volvo offer HD Radio receivers in at least some of their models.

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