Arlington, VA (PRWEB) March 05, 2014
Twitter Pitch: @b_fields2, @PierreGarcon & @TheJimmyGraham make #USOmoments on @the_USO @NFL tour! #NFLSalute
Brandon Fields of the Miami Dolphins, Pierre Garçon of the Washington Redskins and Jimmy Graham of the New Orleans Saints help the USO make “Every Moment Count” with troops during week-long USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour to the Middle East. Continuing a time honored USO/NFL tradition, the group is busy visiting troops and sharing special moments with troops downrange. **USO photo link below**
Five days into their moment-filled USO/NFL tour, the players have visited with and dined alongside hundreds of troops stationed at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan and Khalifa Port in the United Arab Emirates.
The NFL teamed up with the USO in 1966 and became the first sports organization to send players to Vietnam and other parts of Asia. Since then, the NFL has worked tirelessly to provide memorable USO moments for 48 consecutive years.
Last year alone, 14 active and former NFL players participated in four USO tours and created memorable moments for more than 21,000 troops and military families stationed in Germany, Spain, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, United Arab of Emirates, Djibouti, Italy, Greece and a ship at sea. Among those players who traveled overseas with the USO last year were Peyton Manning, Vincent Jackson, Austin Collie, Champ Bailey, Von Miller, D’Qwell Jackson, Davin Joseph, Steve Smith, J.J. Watt, Chris Draft, Donnie Edwards, Eric Metcalf, Bill Polian and Matt Light.
The USO kicked off the “Every Moment Counts” campaign on Veterans Day 2013. The campaign invites Americans to join the USO in honoring and creating moments that matter for our nation’s troops and their families – like this USO/NFL tour to the Middle East. The campaign centers around the countless every day moments – from family dinners, date nights and the holidays to children’s births and bedtime stories – that our troops and their families miss and selflessly sacrifice due to their commitment and service to our country. To learn more visit USOmoments.org.
Brandon Fields has been an integral part of the Dolphins since he was selected by the team in the 2007 NFL Draft. A 2014 NFL Pro Bowl and AP All-Pro second-team selection, he became just the second Miami punter to be named to the Pro Bowl. Fields currently ranks first in Dolphins history in highest gross punting average (46.8) and net punting average (39.3). His career average of 46.8 yards per punt ranks the seven-year veteran third all-time in NFL history. He completed the 2013 season ranked second in both the AFC and the NFL in punting, and first in the AFC and second in the NFL in net punting.
Garçon, a tenacious blocker and explosive receiving threat, signed with the Redskins as an unrestricted free agent in 2012. Garçon became a key component of the Redskins’ offense in 2012, leading the team to a 9-1 record in games in which he played, amassing 633 receiving yards in just 10 games. Garçon finished the 2012 season having played in 68 regular-season games with 53 starts, totaling 232 receptions for 3,152 yards and 20 touchdowns for the Colts and Redskins. In 2013, Garçon broke Art Monk’s team record for receptions in a season, posting a career high 113 receptions for 1,346 receiving yards and five touchdown grabs. Garçon has appeared in five postseason games, starting all five and posting 30 career postseason receptions for 413 yards with three touchdowns.
Graham was a third-round draft choice of the Saints in 2010. In just four seasons, he has become one of QB Drew Brees’ favorite targets. In only 62 games with 36 starts, he has 301 catches for 3,863 yards with 41 touchdowns and has already shattered the club’s all-time receiving record for a tight end. Graham, who played four years of basketball and one year of football at the University of Miami (Fla.), has recorded 270 receptions for 3,507 yards with 36 touchdowns the past three seasons, ranking him fourth in the NFL in receiving, first at his position. In 2013, he led the Saints in receiving for the third consecutive season with 86 grabs for 1,215 yards with a club-record and NFL-best 16 touchdowns, leading NFL tight ends in all major statistical categories. Graham was voted all pro this year and selected to play in the 2014 Pro Bowl.
Attributed to Brandon Fields:
“My experience has been an amazing one, very eye opening and humbling. The best part of this trip is being able to spend time with the troops and interact with them. It has been great to bring a little part of home to them and see them relax and smile as we talked and took pictures. We are truly blessed because of the sacrifices that our men and women of our armed forces are willing to make.”
Attributed to Pierre Garçon:
“Being a part of this USO tour has been a very memorable experience for me, seeing everything the men and women in uniform do for us back home. Talking with the troops and seeing the effects we had on them will live with me forever. I’m so happy I came on this trip and now I I’ve met some friends that I will remember forever. Thank you to the troops for all that you do.”
Attributed to Jeremy Graham:
“This experience for me has truly been life-changing. The personal connection I’ve been able to make is something that will be with me forever. I grew up in a Military home and this just makes me more of a patriot. I have more of an appreciation for the little things we have back home each and every day.”
USO Tour Photos: http://bit.ly/1drBGPi
About the USO
The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.
In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, Clear Channel, The Coca-Cola Company, Grand Canyon University, jcpenney, Jeep, Kangaroo Express, Kroger, Lowe’s, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation and TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KG. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.
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Los Angeles, Calif. (PRWEB) February 25, 2014
Breaking the mold of a typical pre-launch promotion, the cast and creators of NBC’s upcoming comedy series “Undateable” are hitting the road on a multi-city, cross-country comedy tour.
Led by the show’s co-creator and executive producer Bill Lawrence (“Scrubs,” “Spin City,” “Cougar Town”), series stars Chris D’Elia, Brent Morin, Ron Funches and Rick Glassman — all stand-up comedians — will bring the “Undateable” comedy tour to venues across the country.
Each performance will showcase a stand-up set from each of the actors with Bill Lawrence serving as host. This tour will give audiences a sneak peak of the comedic humor that viewers can expect when “Undateable” premieres later this year on NBC.
“Since it’s so hard to launch a network comedy in this competitive landscape, we thought we would try a little grassroots marketing,” said co-creator and executive producer Adam Sztykiel (“Due Date”). “Plus, it will be exciting to see Bill travel around in a van.”
A list of confirmed first-leg tour dates can be found below. For information on venues, additional dates or to purchase tickets, please visit nbc.com/undateable/comedy-tour
3/2/14 New York City, NY; Carolines On Broadway
3/3/14 Boston, MA; Laugh Boston at The Westin Boston
3/4/14 Philadelphia, PA; Underground Arts
3/5/14 Washington, D.C.; DC Improv
3/11/14 Dallas, TX; Addison Improv
3/12/14 Houston, TX; Houston Improv
3/17/14 Chicago, IL; Up Comedy Club
3/18/14 Detroit, MI; The Magic Bag
3/20/14 Los Angeles, CA; TBD
From Bill Lawrence (“Scrubs,” “Spin City,” “Cougar Town,” “Clone High”) and Adam Sztykiel (“Due Date,” “Made of Honor”), ”Undateable” is a new comedy series about a group of friends who are thisclose to finding a relationship — they just need a little help.
Whether it’s due to a lack of style, the wrong job or even just a bad haircut, everyone goes through a time in their lives when they’re undateable. Most of us eventually grow out of it, but some people need a little more help than others. Enter Danny Burton (Chris D’Elia, “Whitney”). Confident, attractive and impervious to outside opinions, 29-year-old Danny — who may be in a state of arrested development himself — decides to help out his new roommate, Justin Kearney (comedian Brent Morin), the owner of an unsuccessful bar and a chronic overthinker, and Justin’s group of oddball friends — Shelly (comedian Ron Funches), Burski (comedian Rick Glassman) and Brett (David Fynn, “Game of Thrones”). Danny introduces the gang to his recently divorced older sister, Leslie (Bianca Kajlich, “Rules of Engagement”), who immediately bonds with this group of guys, as she feels a little stuck in her own life as well. The gang spends most of their time at Justin’s bar, helping solve each other’s respective problems over beers, and while they love to give each other a hard time, they always have each other’s back.
Executive produced by Lawrence, Sztykiel and Jeff Ingold (“Ground Floor,” “Surviving Jack”), “Undateable” is inspired by the book “Undateable: 311 Things Guys Do That Guarantee They Won’t Be Dating or Having Sex,” by Ellen Rakieten & Anne Coyle. The series is produced by Doozer in association with Warner Bros. Television.
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Warner Bros. Television
(818) 954-4462, katie(dot)tisherman(at)warnerbros(dot)com
(818) 954-7668, marc(dot)klein(at)warnerbros(dot)com
(310) 854-4866, Chris(dot)DiIorio(at)pmkbnc(dot)com
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Düsseldorf, Germany (PRWEB) February 06, 2014
When New York City-based architect Raimund Abraham died in a car accident in Los Angeles on March 4, 2010, his design for a building on a former NATO rocket base in Germany had been finalized and construction begun. The building was completed in December 2013, and is now an integral part of the cultural sphere Hombroich, a fascinating art and exhibit center that is both a park and a museum and combines architecture, art and nature on more than 60 acres near Düsseldorf. The area includes also the Museum Insel Hombroich (museum island Hombroich), founded in 1987.
The story of Abraham’s design from sketch to new art center began in 1996, when a rendering of the sculptural building by Abraham was exhibited at the Architecture Biennale Venice and caught the eye of sculptor Erwin Heerich, who connected Abraham with the founder of Museum Island Hombroich, Karl-Heinrich Mueller. Mueller invited Abraham to see the art island’s former NATO missile base (called “Rocket Base”), and Abraham was immediately inspired. Other renowned architects, including Alvaro Siza and Tadao Ando, also designed buildings at the Rocket Base Hombroich, making the area a gem for architecture enthusiasts.
The cornerstone for the Abraham building was laid in 2006. Its focal point is a concrete disc almost 110 feet in diameter, which seems to float in the air despite weighing 1,500 tons. The disk is slightly tilted and has at its center a triangular opening that points at the tower sitting as a relic on the former NATO rocket base.
The building features four two-story rehearsal spaces, a studio, a communal area, four living units, a library space, a courtyard, and a subterranean arena. The building offers many options for usage, and proposals for its eventual purpose were solicited in a competition and are currently under review.
The cultural sphere Hombroich, Rocket Base, and Museum Insel Hombroich, are only about 10 miles from the center of Düsseldorf, and can be reached easily by car and public transportation.
Fore more information on Museum Island Hombroich and the new building at its Rocket Station, visit http://www.inselhombroich.de.
For more information on the destination and art city Düsseldorf, visit http://www.visitduesseldorf.de.
Düsseldorf’s tourism office is offering hotel and city specials for visitors interested in the extensive art scene of the city and region throughout 2014. Packages, called “Welcome2Art” can be booked right from the tourism office’s website at http://www.duesseldorf-tourismus.de/nc/en/hotel-packages/hotel-package-welcome2art/. Prices start at €58 per night per person based on double-occupancy for a 2-3 star hotel in the city center and at €93 per person for a 4-5 star hotel. All packages include breakfast, a Düsseldorf Welcome Card (free public transportation within city limits plus 30 free or reduced admissions to city attractions), 1 ticket to the permanent collection at the Museum Kunstpalast, 1 ticket to the permanent collection at the Kunstsammlung NRW, K20 Grabbeplatz, and a city information package. Some art-related hotel packages also include admission to current exhibits. Please check the website for current information.
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Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourism GmbH is the visitors and convention bureau of the city of Düsseldorf. Its responsibilities include tourism and city marketing, as well as conference and meeting marketing, hotel reservation services, fairs and convention services, city event ticket sales and advance ticket reservations. For more information, visit http://www.visitduesseldorf.de.
Düsseldorf Airport, Germany’s Next Generation HubTM, offers several non-stop flights from US & Canadian cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Ft. Myers, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, Toronto), as well as convenient connections to many European cities. For more information about the airport, visit http://www.dus.com.
Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) February 09, 2014
The Family Health Network (FHN), a nonprofit health plan serving Medicaid recipients, has seen its network of providers double over the last three years, from 2,078 primary-care physicians, specialists, hospitals and clinics in 2010 to 4,299 at the close of 2013.
The FHN network grew by nearly 15 percent in 2013, sustaining the dramatic growth spurt since 2010. Key additions to the network last year include the Erie Family Health Center (EFHC) and UIC Hospital.
“Erie felt that Family Health Network would be a good business partner as Illinois moves to a managed care model for Medicaid. As a provider-owned company with roots in the local safety-net health care system, FHN understands Erie’s mission and shares our commitment to helping our patients maintain good health. From a business perspective, FHN demonstrated flexibility in meeting Erie’s business needs as well as serving the interests of our patients,” said Lee Francis, President and CEO, EFHC.
The FHN provider network expanded 32 percent in 2011 and 36 percent in 2012. The number of network specialists increased by 107 percent through 2013. The number of Cook and Collar County hospitals in the network increased from 29 to 49 over three years.
FHN brings 18 years of experience in the community outreach and engagement that is essential to positive health outcomes. FHN is pioneering member engagement strategies that are showing real results. FHN membership has grown to 88,514 from 44,510 three years ago.
“Medicaid recipients are increasingly being enrolled in managed care plans, and our long experience serving these populations has taught us that community-level outreach and education is the key to achieving positive health outcomes,” said Keith Kudla, FHN CEO. “As other Medicaid health plans have come and gone, we have grown and are well positioned to contribute to better health quality for Medicaid enrollees entering managed care plans.”
Family Health Network (FHN) was founded in 1995 with an important objective – bringing quality health insurance to those who need it the most. FHN is the only not-for-profit managed care community network serving Chicago and Cook County, and is directed by local health care providers. In our 18 year history, we’ve developed strong and lasting relationships with our medical providers and greatly improved overall access to medical care for the families and individuals we serve.
Erie Family Health Center delivers high-quality, culturally-sensitive, bilingual health care to more than 45,000 medical patients and 9,000 dental patients. Our community-based health care centers are portals to high-quality care – and a higher quality of life – regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. Since 1957, when the Erie Family Health Center was first established as a volunteer clinic by doctors from Northwestern Memorial Hospital, it has been our mission to consider health care a right, not a privilege. Today, Erie serves patients from 12 sites, including six large primary care facilities (three with integrated, on-site dental care), five school-based health centers and the only freestanding comprehensive teen health provider in Chicagoland.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 22, 2014
Dr. Raye Mitchell, a TV producer, author and philanthropic entrepreneur, kicks off her “2014 Global Disruption” speaking tour on March 15, 2014, in New York City. Focused on empowering the next generation of leaders to spark change and productive disruption of the status quo, Dr. Mitchell speaks to audiences about the secrets to becoming an innovator and game changer. She uses her unique communication skills, passion for creating sustainable social change, business and legal acumen and expertise in disruption to empower and prepare the next generation of global leaders. Mitchell’s March 15 event features guest speaker Judy Smith, the premier crisis management expert in the United States and the real-life inspiration behind ABC’s hit political thriller series “Scandal.” Visit http://www.rayemitchell.com for details.
Mitchell hosts an assembly of multigenerational new thinkers and experts to share their expertise on creating breakthrough impacts. In addition to Judy Smith, Dr. Mitchell’s other prominent guest is Carol H. Williams, the CEO and founder of Carol H. Williams Advertising, the largest African American women-owned independent ad agency in the United States. Williams was recently honored with a FOCUS Achievement Award from Women in Film Chicago. Also joining the panel is acclaimed author Lesley Rosenthal, vice president, general counsel and secretary of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, who moderates and keynotes conferences on management and cultural policy. Rosenthal teaches and guest lectures regularly at leading law schools including Harvard, Yale and Columbia. Enitan O. Bereola II, an accomplished award-winning author, producer, and celebrity consultant who has worked on projects with New York Times bestselling author and actor Hill Harper and award-winning actor Meagan Good, will moderate the discussion forum along with Mitchell.
Dr. Mitchell, known as the Harvard lawyer turned TV producer, is a philanthropic entrepreneur who gave up a law practice to help women, girls and the next generation of leaders develop leadership skills. She devotes her myriad of talents to integrating humanitarian and social entrepreneur projects into the business of innovation and the entertainment sectors to effect global change.
Mitchell continues to expand her discussion forum as part of The M.B.A. Series,™ a collaborative mentoring and training program to support next gen leadership development. The M.B.A. Series (M.B.A. stands for Motivated Brilliant Achievers) is a multi-platform discussion forum started in 2012 by Dr. Mitchell and Hill Harper, a Harvard Law School alumnus.
“The 2014 speaking tour is entitled ‘Global Disruptors’ and is intended to be bold, fresh, cutting-edge and highly relevant,” Mitchell says. “As an MBA graduate of The USC Marshall School of Business, I am excited to see increased commitment of resources in this growth area helping young people discover new skills, and especially excited that Andre Young (Dr. Dre) has invested $ 70 million dollars in establishing USC’s Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy as a new degree program in disruption. I look forward to supporting and connecting with USC Marshall School, the Academy and even Dr. Dre on these issues.”
In addition to her March 15 appearance with Judy Smith, Dr. Mitchell will lead workshops at the 2014 IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (WIE-ILC) on May 2-3, 2014, in San Francisco, and the Women of Color in Communications Color Comm Conference (C2) August 6-8 in Miami. C2 will also feature news anchor Soledad O’Brian, Essence magazine editor in chief Vanessa Bush, actor and HBO writer Issa Rae and Johnson Publishing (Ebony & Jet) CEO and former White House secretary Desiree Rogers, among others. Dr. Mitchell has also accepted the personal invitation of the Honorable Zerihun Retta, Ethiopian ambassador to the United States, to travel to Ethiopia in June 2014 to share her insights and unique leadership ability with the emerging community of women and girls in Ethiopia.
Dr. Mitchell is available to speak to college, corporate and nonprofit audiences about innovation, game changing and global disruption. Organizations interested in having Dr. Mitchell speak at their next event should contact Edwards Unlimited at 415.261.2199.
ABOUT DR. RAYE MITCHELL:
Dr. Raye Mitchell is a reality TV producer, and humanitarian winner of the Jefferson Award for public service and innovation expert who helps people create breakthrough impacts. She is the author of several books, most recently “The Laws of the New Game Changers: How to Make Breakthrough Impacts That Take You Forward,” which was submitted for consideration for an 2014 NAACP Image Award. She is working on a follow-up book, “Global Disruptors: A Guide for Next Gen Innovators on How to Be Game Changers,” which aligns with her development of an unscripted reality-TV show on the same subject of disruption code-named “Project Next.”
ABOUT EDWARDS UNLIMITED:
Edwards Unlimited specializes in television and media production, public relations, executive media training and event planning. CEO and founder Janice Edwards is an award-winning talk show host and Emmy-nominated producer, media coach and publicist, published author, and acclaimed contributor to community empowerment through her media work. The company represents highly acclaimed speakers, authors and media producers.
Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) January 10, 2014
With the growth happening in Palm Beach with the latest $ 75 million dollar restoration project of the Norton Museum it is clear that it is the perfect time to bring together all the key players in the area to create exceptional and distinctive events.
“Art Synergy” is a countywide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community,” explained Craig McInnis, West Palm Beach Art District Coordinator. This movement was initiated by Lee Ann Lester, ArtPalmBeach Contemporary Art Fair Organizer and local gallery owners Rolando Barrero, Craig McInnis, and Freddy Hennevelt is.
One of the leaders of “Art Synergy,” local artist and activist Rolando Barrero, claimed during a press conference that “history is being made today by bringing the community together with one vision in mind to let everyone know that art lives in Palm Beach.”
The inauguration of “Art Synergy” is the first county wide gallery walk which includes six art districts coinciding with ArtPalmBeach. This six day event includes over 60 galleries, studios, non-profit art exhibition institutions and museums in six throughout Palm Beach County. Supported by the Palm Beach Cultural Council, Mayor’s Office, Downtown Development Authority and Community Redevelopment Agencies, “Art Synergy” will include gallery walks, gallery receptions, open artist studios, performances, museum openings, film previews, fashion shows, lectures and special architectural tours. These events are focused on promoting contemporary galleries and emerging artists as well as established museums.
Rolando Barrero, Director of ActivistArtistA Gallery and Developer of Boynton Beach Arts District claimed that “Since opening my gallery, in a run-down industrial park in 2012, my dream was to develop the area into an art district and cultural center. It has taken only two years to do so. Now that it has been cleaned up, repainted, and nationally branded – it’s ready to be presented to the art world. Lee Ann Lester is vital to this effort and it’s with much gratitude that I thank her for accepting our request to participate under Palm Beach’s flagship art exposition: ArtPalmBeach.”
For more information on tickets and programming, please visit the fair website at ArtPalmBeachWeek.
ArtPalmBeach is the most recognized international contemporary art fair held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center established by the IFAE, LLC a Florida based art fair organizer. IFAE produces both ArtPalmBeach established in 1997 and The American International Fine Art Fair Palm Beach, February 4-9, 2014 established in 1996.
IFAE produces both ArtPalmBeach established in 1997 and The American International Fine Art Fair Palm Beach February 5-9, 2014 established in 1996. IFAE is celebrating its 25th year as an international fair organizer founded by Lee Ann and David Lester. The company has organized over 100 international art fairs in Chicago, New York, Miami, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Dallas and Palm Beach. IFAE, LLC is now based in Miami and Palm Beach. In addition to the two Palm Beach fairs the firm organizes Miami International Art Fair, Miami Art + Design Fair, Art Sarasota, Miami International Jewelry Fair and The Club at SeaFair events in conjunction with Show Management Yacht Shows in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami Beach and Palm Beach.
(PRWEB) January 16, 2014
For the past few years, Clear Channel, the leading media company in America, has been making waves with its iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. This popular festival has grown so large that it holds the title for the largest live concert event in radio history. This spring, Austin, Texas will get its own taste of this success on March 29th by selling tickets to the iHeartRadio Country Festival.
Performers such as Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, and Hunter Hayes are among the names of headliners that will come together at Austin’s Frank Erwin Center for this massive country music event.
“The response to our country performers at the last three iHeartRadio Music Festivals was so incredible we decided to create an entire show just for them,” John Sykes, President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises, said in a statement. “It will be a country fan’s dream and a testament to the power of country music and recognition of the stature of these artists.”
To read more about the iHeartRadio Country Festival and to see the lineup, click here.
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