“KLC”-A FORMULA FOR SUCCESS IN 2021. Celebrity Therapist, Melody Anderson, Shares Guide For Affirmative Actions

Melody Anderson. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

"Brain scans reveal that exposure to more than 2 hours of television per day can cause and/or increase depression."- Melody J. Anderson

LOS ANGELES, CA, US, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — “You better not look down, if you want to keep on flying. Put your hammer down, keep it full speed ahead.”-B.B. King, “Better Not Look Down.”

B.B. King’s lyrics remind me that every New Year, or even every New Day, we can either focus our energies on creating better lives or “look down,” at all that is wrong and become stagnant. With the chaos of 2020 and the disruptive start to 2021, my goal is to help my Clients “Keep on flying.”

Clients tell me how overwhelmed they are by what they see, hear, and read in the media. First, STOP listening, reading, and watching the news throughout the day. Constant exposure to negative information leads to feelings of hopelessness. Brain scans reveal that exposure to more than 2 hours of television per day can cause and/or increase depression. Here are some helpful Affirmative Actions I have shared with my clients and in the media:

1. We can reset our emotions by writing “5 Gratitudes” down each day, even if we just acknowledge we have ten toes! Set Affirmations, not Resolutions. Resolutions add pressure during these stressful times. Use your Affirmations to identify your better qualities, nature’s beauty, and the best in loved ones. The Affirmative Actions of “KLC”- Kindness, Love, and Compassion-give us our road map.

2. Smile. This may sound trite, but scientists measured that the “feel good” hormones secreted in our brains increase with just a gentle, facial smile, even if hidden by your mask. Smiling eyes lessen aggressiveness in others.

3. Notice where your feet are in this moment, so you can be aware of anyone around you who may need your support. “KLC,” keeps you focused in the present and not in your head, which can be clogged with obsessions and resentments from the past, or fears for the future.

4. Forgive past slights, as it releases us from being in bondage to the very person who hurt us. But remember, forgiveness frees up space in your brain and is not about excusing bad behavior. As B.B. sang, when we “Put the hammer down,” we move forward, towards a positive future. If you are interested in working with me to make your 2021 is a year of growth, or want me to speak to your organization, please check out my website: (www.counselingbymelody.com) and call me at (310)-285-9410.

Melody J. Anderson, LCSW, has a private psychotherapy practice in Westwood, LA, and New York City. She works with couples, individuals, adolescents, and families who face: anxiety, relational conflict, depression, trauma, addiction, impulse control, step-family issues, child-rearing, couple disputes, how to live with an addict, 12-Step Programs; life transitions, career concerns, life-coaching, and grief. Ms. Anderson is also a Licensed California Reverend, offering pre-marital counseling and wedding services. She also offers marital guidance for couples in recovery. Skype and Zoom sessions are also available.

Website: www.counselingbymelody.com

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Elizabeth Stanton, Host of The CW's "World's Funniest Animals", Reveals 10 ways to Help Your Local Rescue Shelter

Elizabeth Stanton

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Elizabeth Stanton, host of The CW's "World's Funniest Animals", want to encourage of her TV fans to help local animal and rescue shelters.

Animal shelters and rescues are amazing! Usually with limited resources and very little publicity, they help untold numbers of animals and people. Give back by choosing one or more of the following ways to show your appreciation for the groups that do so much for animals, people and your community.

1. Adopt a pet

If you’ve been thinking that it’s time to add a pet to your family, consider adopting from a local shelter or rescue group. Search for available cats and dogs near you at the Shelter Pet Project. Be sure to find out from the group you are considering adopting from what their adoption process is like and, if it doesn’t feel right to you, move on to another local group.

2. Donate

Every animal shelter and rescue organization has bills to pay and your generous monetary donation will be gratefully accepted. Donations may be used to help cover the costs of daily operations, supplies, staff training, animal housing upgrades, community outreach programs, animal enrichment and much more.

3. Volunteer

Even if you can’t adopt a pet just now, you can help make life better for animals in your community by volunteering with your local shelter or rescue organization. Do you have experience as a carpenter or electrician? Are you a marketing or dog walking whiz? All of these skills are valuable! Or be open to learning something new that is needed, such as trap-neuter-return for unowned cats.

4. Say thanks

Take a minute to express your gratitude to the people who work at your local shelter or rescue groups. Did you adopt a pet from one of them? Did they provide affordable spay/neuter? Perhaps they helped reunite you with your lost pet or provided behavioral advice that made it possible for your pet to stay in your home. Give them a shout-out on social media, drop off lunch or cookies for the staff and/or mention to municipal leadership what a value they bring to your community.

5. Become a fan

Like and follow your local animal shelters and rescue groups on Facebook, then invite your friends and family to like and follow them too. Also like and follow the Shelter Pet Project, which directs people seeking to adopt a cat or dog to their local shelters and rescues. Engage by sharing and commenting on posts.

6. Get crafty

Combine fabric, recyclables and imagination to bring much needed fun into the lives of local shelter and rescue pets. You can fashion cage curtains to help shelter cats get some privacy (and stay healthy) or play matchmaker by creating attention-grabbing "Adopt-Me" vests to spotlight available pets at adoption events held by shelters and rescues.

7. Make wishes come true

Shelters and rescue groups always need towels, toys and other supplies. Check their websites for wishlists; if they don’t have one, call them to find out what's in short supply and offer to create an online wishlist for them.

8. Become a foster

The value of fosters can't be overrated. They can be lifesavers for pets who can't adapt to shelter life, those who need to be nursed back to health and orphaned kittens who need someone to step in for their mom (or whose needs are beyond what busy shelter staff can often provide).

Foster homes are the backbone of many rescue groups—without a strong network of foster providers, rescue groups simply could not take in as many animals. Foster homes can also become adoption ambassadors to friends, family and colleagues who otherwise may not visit the shelter. If you already have pets of your own, fostering is also often very fun for the resident pet.

9. Help at your own home

Make the jobs of shelters and rescues easier: Outfit your cats and dogs with collars and proper ID (a microchip and ID tags) at all times. As soon as you bring them into your family, have all of your pets spayed or neutered. Keep your cats indoors, where you can keep them safe (though it's great to take them on walks if they are comfortable on a harness and leash or provide them a catio for safe outdoor enrichment) and keep dogs on leashes when off your property.

10. Help your shelter make positive changes

The work your local shelter does may be hindered by an outdated animal control ordinance or, for municipal shelters, an inadequate budget. You can help by rallying support from your elected officials and working with shelter and rescue leaders to make necessary changes. If you see or hear anything at your local shelter that concerns you, follow our guidelines for addressing that concern in the most effective way.


Elizabeth Stanton


Elizabeth Stanton has been a world traveler her entire life, experiencing the culture of Europe, the wonders of the Far East, and the natural beauty of remote destinations. She started hosting “Elizabeth Stanton’s Great Big World” at the age of 15, and it was watched in 90% of the United States at its peak and is the top-rated show on FOX affiliates nationwide. In the show, she travels the globe with her celebrity friends exploring other cultures, learning about history, and finding opportunities to help those in need, while shedding some light on what others less fortunate are dealing with. The show featured stars like Bailee Madison, Jake T. Austin, Gregg Sulkin, and Garrett Clayton, and filmed in places all over the world, from the USA to Nicaragua to Paris to Beijing. She continues to film new episodes of Great Big World, which has been running for nine years and this is now the 10th year in which it continues to remain strong.

Elizabeth is very passionate about giving back and is a supporter of Marines Toys for Tots Foundation, donating thousands of toys to the organization over the last few years. In addition, she has donated money earned from her show to the homeless men, women, and children of Los Angeles, ultimately helping to feed over 4000 families in Los Angeles for two months. Earlier this year, Elizabeth teamed with Buca Di Beppo to distribute 10,000 meals between Los Angeles and New York to healthcare frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Melanie Safka singing

Melanie Safka Beautiful People

Melanie Safka 2000’s

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ —
It is 1 am on Saturday August 16th, 1969 and Melanie Safka, a folk singer at the tender age of 22 years old sits herself on a chair front and center on the stage of the Woodstock Music Festival, to perform songs echoing love, beauty and freedom. Following a one-hour performance by Ravi Shankar, Melanie plays her music in front of 500,000 flower children, this would only be one precious moment in her music career. Three years and one recording contract later, Melanie Safka would ultimately record two singles that would take her into the mainstream music scene, “Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)”, which would reach number six on Billboard and “Brand New Key”, which would become number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and become an international bestselling single reaching No. 1 in Canada and Australia and No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart.

Who knew that over 50 years later, Melanie’s trademark of success and songs would still be relevant and vital to society, she certainly could never have imagined that! Roll forward to 2021 and Ms. Safka’s journey continues. The influential singer-songwriter’s legacy now moves forward as she has been nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Award given by Folk Alliance International in conjunction with the 2021 International Folk Music Awards. Influential and inspiring, this Award will be given to one individual with competition stemming from key influencers both living and those in legacy. The award, voted on by members of the Folk Alliance International is given and recognized by folk music industry leaders, legends, unsung heroes, and rising talent. Although the award has not been won as of yet, the sheer magnitude of being nominated is a testament to Melanie’s longevity and success as a singer-songwriter.

More information about the award can be found at: Announcing the nominees for the 2021 International Folk Music Awards – Folk Alliance International


Melanie landed in the New York City music and radio scene in the late 1960’s. Her first single, Beautiful People immediately became a turntable hit. Her first tour began with an impressive 40-day run of shows at Paris’ world-famous L’Olympia Theater at the invitation of Bruno Coquatrix. In the years to come, she would entertain millions: at an Aquarian Exposition (the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival), at Carnegie Hall, the Isle of Wight and Glastonbury music festivals, the Sydney Opera House, the South Korean DMZ, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the Royal Albert Hall, and many many more theatres, halls, and beloved music clubs around the globe.

Melanie launched Neighborhood Records, making her the first American woman to open a mainstream record label, she has recorded over 20 chart hits and many have been re-recorded. Melanie received an Emmy after composing lyrics for the theme song of the hit television series Beauty and the Beast. “What Have They Done To My Song Ma” was re-recorded by Ray Charles with the Count Basie Band. Nina Simone delivered a remarkable rendition as well. “(Lay Down) Candles in the Rain” was re-recorded by Mott the Hoople on their 1971 album Wildlife. Meredith Brooks and Queen Latifah later recorded the anthem. “Some Say (I Got Devil)”was re-recorded by Smith’s frontman Morrissey. These are only a few of the many performers who have re-recorded Melanie’s works. She has always known her calling in life was to entertain. Audiences have welcomed her to the stage for more than fifty years, and she continues to perform today.

More information about Melanie can be found at the following:
• Website: http://www.melaniesafka.com/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therealmelaniesafka/
• Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CF5EEn7JdQP/?igshid=wbiuck74zr1o

To request an interview with Melanie Safka, please contact Mickey Mikkelson at Creative Edge Publicity: mickey.creativeedge@gmail.com / 403.464.6925. We look forward to the coverage

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SHUNIA: A Genre-Defying Album of Chants and Music to Uplift, Energize and Transform our Lives

SHUNIA takes the listener through mantra melodies, energetic vocals, and dynamic compositions worthy of a feature film score. They are joined by renowned Moroccan artist Hassan Hakmoun on two of the tracks.

picture of Lisa Reagan and Suzanne Jackson are Shunia; their second album debuts today.

Lisa Reagan and Suzanne Jackson comprise the duo Shunia; their second album debuts today.

Suzanne Jackson & Lisa Reagan performing “Sa Re Sa Sa” for the video. The two became friends while attending graduate school at University of Maryland, and both performed with the Washington National Opera for 20 years.

New self-titled album by Shunia blends Sanskrit chants, Latin prayer, ancient poetry, and exquisite orchestration into a sound that feels both new and timeless.

The mantras that we are chanting on this album have been chanted for thousands of years. Our hope is that people will sing and dance along with this album because it profoundly moves them.”

— Lisa Reagan

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — SHUNIA, by Shunia, features the fusion of classical instruments from different countries, multiple styles of vocals, and the focusing energy of ancient chants to bring feelings of joy, hope, and awareness to Western culture at a crucial moment in time. The album is charted on Amazon’s Top 20 Digital New Releases for New Age music this week, and is now available worldwide.

To create their self-titled album of transcendent music and melodic harmonies, Shunia — music duo Lisa Reagan and Suzanne Jackson — co-composed with Tony Award-winning producer Jamshied Sharifi. The album takes the listener through mantra melodies, energetic vocals, and dynamic compositions worthy of a feature film score. They are joined by renowned Moroccan artist Hassan Hakmoun, the godfather of Gnawa music, performing on two of the tracks.

On the making of SHUNIA, Lisa Reagan says, “As musicians whose lives have been enriched by chanting, we wanted to create a beautiful garden of sound where the chants could come alive. The mantras that we are chanting on this album have been chanted for thousands of years. We thought about the unique energy of each of these mantras and created music that would be in harmony with it. Our hope is that people will sing and dance along with this album because it profoundly moves them.”

There is indeed a sense of deep focus present in each track on SHUNIA, which invites listening on dual levels. On one level, listeners are entertained by stunning compositions, virtuosic playing, and the duos’ rich vocals. On another level, one can focus on the wisdom of each mantra and lyric as it is expressed with deep conviction and impressive clarity. A page on the Shunia website dedicated to "mantra" further explains the meaning of each track. Shunia's music is recommended for group classes or personal practice of yoga, and for simply gathering inspiration to move into a healthier and more enlightened future in 2021.

In advance of the full album debut, four tracks were released with inspiring videos, including "Akal" (June 2020); “Sa Re Sa Sa” (October 2020); “Breeze At Dawn” (November 2020); and “Alleluia” (December 2020). The duo's high-quality, uplifting videos are available at this YouTube location: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVvsZECVFyfF5OFCS5VWJCw

Dick Metcalf, editor of Contemporary Fusion Reviews, has this to say about the album: “It stands apart from all the other ‘chant’ albums, particularly because it is very ‘listenable’…Each song contains an element of surprise, but the one that impressed me the most, and therefore became my choice for favorite of the eight offered up is ‘Ang Sang Wahe Guru’… vibrations that will help you realize purpose and meaning in your life. Even if you’re not a devotee of ‘chant’ music, you will find this powerful performance rewarding and meaningful. I give Shunia a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with a (perfect) ‘EQ’ (energy quotient) score of 5.00…meaning that it also gets a ‘PICK’ from me for ‘most empowering album.’”

SHUNIA is available globally on most platforms today. Physical CDs are available at https://shuniasound.com/ and Amazon.

Lisa Reagan, Suzanne Jackson, and Jamshied Sharifi are available for media interviews about the album, and for live guest segments on social media. Physical CDs and a digital Dropbox of the album are available upon request to Beth Hilton at bethhilton@theBCompany.com.

Radio airplay requests may be made to Max Horowitz of Crossover Media at maxcrossover@gmail.com.

Shunia Album Track List
Sa Re Sa Sa (4:54)
Breeze At Dawn (4:12)
Alleluia (6:51)
Akal (6:48)
Har Hare Han Wahe Guru (6:21)
Ang Sang Wahe Guru (6:42)
Ong Namo (5:37)
Sa Ta Na Ma (8:27)

Primary Links:
Shunia: https://shuniasound.com/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2zQv6X0oMSlC01mup2lJZ3?si=9mS_kdQCQfiyiDfrZxJP8Q
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shuniasound/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVvsZECVFyfF5OFCS5VWJCw
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shuniasound/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/shuniamusic

About Shunia:
Lisa Reagan and Suzanne Jackson became friends while attending graduate school at University of Maryland. Both performed with the Washington National Opera for 20 years while launching successful solo careers. The duo decided to meld their love for the power of chanting with their Western vocal prowess. This led them to form Shunia (pronounced SHOON-ya), choosing the Sanskrit word meaning “stillness and receptivity” as the name of their duo. Visit ShuniaSound.com for more information.

About Jamshied Sharifi:
Jamshied Sharifi is a New York-based composer, producer, and keyboardist. He has composed the scores for feature films including Harriet The Spy, Down To Earth, Clockstoppers, and Rollerball, as well as contributing music to numerous television shows and independent films. He has produced and/or performed with Paula Cole, Ray Charles, Dream Theater, Laurie Anderson, Hassan Hakmoun, Yungchen Lhamo, Mirabai Ceiba, and many others. He produced Snatam Kaur's album, Beloved, which was nominated for the 2019 Best New Age Album Grammy. Sharifi did some orchestrations for Sting’s Broadway musical, The Last Ship. His orchestrations for The Band's Visit won the 2018 Tony Award.

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Influencer Marketing Platform Market To Reach US$ 33.3 Billion By 2027 – Coherent Market Insights

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The global influencer marketing platform market is expected to reach US$ 33.3 Bn by 2027 at a CAGR of 31.9% between 2020 and 2027.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The global influencer marketing platform market was valued at US$ 5.4 Billion in 2019 and is expected to surpass US$ 33.3 Billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 31.9% during the forecast period (2020-2027)

The global Influencer Marketing Platform Market is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period (2020–2027). This is attributed to the increasing number of users on social media platforms that is increasing the demand for influencer marketing platform solutions. For instance, according to Coherent Market Insights’ analysis, in 2020, there are 3,830 million people that are actively using social media platforms from 3,312 million people in 2019 across the globe. Furthermore, according to Coherent Market Insights’ analysis, in 2020, 6,450 million users are using mobile phones from 5,110 million people in 2019 across the globe. Moreover, social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are witnessing significant growth during the forecast period. For instance, according to Coherent Market Insights’ analysis, Instagram has 1,000 million monthly active users globally. 22.0% of the world’s 4,530 million internet users are using Instagram monthly. TikTok is another social media platform that is witnessing high growth due to an increase in user registrations. TikTok has dominated sponsored ads, targeting audiences between 15-30 years with user-generated short videos. For instance, according to Coherent Market Insights’ analysis, TikTok has 45,200 million users in 2020 from 35,400 million users in 2019 in the U.S. Therefore, the rise in social media platforms with increasing customer base is supporting growth of the influencer marketing platform market.

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North America held a dominant position in the global influencer marketing platform market in 2019 and is expected to retain its dominance throughout the forecast period. This is attributed to rising ad-blockers by marketers to reach target audiences and increasing adoption of influencer marketing platforms. Moreover, increasing number of Instagram users and presence of major key players in the U.S, and Canada have increased the demand for influencer marketing platforms. For instance, the U.S. is the country with the highest number of Instagram users i.e. 130 million followed by India i.e. 80 million, and Brazil i.e. 77 million.

Asia Pacific is expected to show significant growth over the forecast period, owing to increasing budgets for marketing strategies. The increasing adoption of social media platform helps retailers to promote their products through digital marketing strategies such as content marketing and influencer marketing platforms.

Among applications, campaign management segment held dominant position in the market in 2019 and is expected to retain its dominance during the forecast period. Campaign management is one of the most important solutions offered by influencer marketing platforms to various brands. This solution provides various features such as ability to store campaign records and allow brands to assess their performance in order to ensure that campaign has increased brand value among the target audience or not.

Major players operating in the global influencer marketing platform market include IZEA, HYPR-DRIVE Ltd., Traackr, Launchmetrics, JuliusWorks, Inc., KLEAR, Upfluence, AspireIQ, Mavrck, Lumanu Inc., LINQIA, INC, InfluencerDB, ONALYTICA, Lefty, Social Beat, and Grapevine

North America is expected to account for the largest market share during the forecast period, owing to the presence of key players in the region such as IZEA, HYPR-DRIVE Ltd., Traackr, Launchmetrics, JuliusWorks, Inc., KLEAR, Upfluence, AspireIQ, Mavrck, and Lumanu Inc. For instance, in May 2020, Julius Works, a U.S.-based influencer marketing platform, acquired HYPR, a U.S.-based leading influencer marketing platform, to streamline and simplify influencer marketing for brands and agencies.

Asia Pacific region is expected to exhibit highest growth during the forecast period, owing to the growing population and social media users in the region. For instance, in 2020, the social media users in India reached 377.1 million from 143.2 million users in 2015.

Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the expected market size of influencer marketing platform market in 2022?
The global influencer marketing platform market is expected to reach US$ 22.5 billion by 2022.

2. What is the expected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of the influencer marketing platform market during the forecast period (2020-2027)?
The market is expected to witness a CAGR of 31.9% during the forecast period (2020-2027).

3. What is the primary factor contributing to growth of the global influencer marketing platform market?
The increasing number of users on social media platform is expected to drive growth of the influencer marketing platform market during the forecast period.

4. Based on component, which segment held the largest market share in the global influencer marketing platform market in 2019?
The solution segment held the largest market share among end user, contributing 57.2% in terms of value in 2019.

5. Which region held the largest market share in the global influencer marketing platform market in 2019?
North America region held the largest share in the global influencer marketing platform market in 2019, accounting for 45.8% share in terms of value.

6. Who are the key players operating in the global influencer marketing platform market?
Key players operating in the global influencer marketing platform market include IZEA, HYPR-DRIVE Ltd., Traackr, Launchmetrics, JuliusWorks, Inc., KLEAR, Upfluence, AspireIQ, Mavrck, Lumanu Inc., LINQIA, INC, InfluencerDB, ONALYTICA, Lefty, Social Beat, and Grapevine.

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Los Angeles based Alt-Rockers, The Matchstick Skeletons, Announce their New UK Single, "Told Ya So"

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The Matchstick Skeletons Band Photo

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“Told Ya So”

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The founders of the band: Neu Mannas & Matty Carolei

The Matchstick Skeletons debut LP "Change The Channel" will be released in mid-2021 worldwide.

The song is about being hopelessly in love with someone who knocks your teeth out…hurts!”

— Neu Mannas (Singer of The Matchstick Skeletons)

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Matchstick Skeletons are proud to announce their first UK radio single release for their song, "Told Ya So". Originally from Vancouver, Canada, the now LA-based transplants are setting their eyes overseas for their next endeavor. The track previously charted Top 20 on the Canadian Commercial Rock Radio Charts.

"Told Ya So" is a high energy, funk-inspired, rock n' roll tune. "We wanted to lead with a song you could either headbang or shake your ass to, and both simultaneously if you're very coordinated," singer Neu Mannas explained. "The song is about being hopelessly in love with someone who knocks your teeth out…hurts!"

Prior to the pandemic, the band was on tour throughout the US with The Glorious Sons. When the tour ended and their live show opportunities limited, the band focused their efforts on recording. The result is an upcoming LP made up of songs the band wrote together on tour and were finished by Neu while he was alone in an RV in California's Mojave Desert. "Your environment seeps into the songs whether you like it or not, and with this record, you can feel Joshua Tree and the solitude in the finished song. It was me, the snakes, and the coyotes, getting stuck in earthquakes, dodging state troopers." The LP was mixed by UK's Mark Rankin (know for his work with Queens of the Stone Age, Adele, Spoon & Weezer), and Ben Kaplan (Biffy Clyro, Mother Mother) and will be released later this year.

The Matchstick Skeletons was founded by lead singer (& multi-instrumentalist), Neu Mannas, and drummer, Matty Carolei but the band now also includes Cole Friesen playing bass and Ryan Stead on Guitar and Keyboard. Both Neu and Matty were previously in a rock group called, Head of the Herd. "I was on the piano from Bohemian Rhapsody, Matty was on the drums from OK Computer, while in the same courtyard the Oasis boys beat each other with cricket bats, we shared a look and knew it was time to start the band we've always wanted to be in. That's the moment The Matchstick Skeletons was created."

"Told Ya So" is now available worldwide on all major streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon.

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Jacqui Harper MBE

Pat Pattison

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Will Joe Biden manage to reclaim the spotlight from Donald Trump and have the global impact needed to restore America’s reputation worldwide? Will the first US President with a stammer be able to nail his speech on Inauguration Day?

The eyes of the world will be on President Elect Joe Biden on January 20. America is riddled with division and danger. Can Biden heal the country with his words? Public Speaking expert and former BBC anchor, Jacqui Harper MBE, explains how to rise to this enormous public speaking challenge.

Jacquie has partnered with U.S. TV host and Coach Pat Pattison to lay out her tips in a podcast and vlog called “The Message Audit”. It’s the 3rd in the team’s series called “ 2 Coaches, 2 Continents =1 New Life Audit “available on YouTube and all Podcast platforms.

YouTube link for episode #3 The Message Audit: https://youtu.be/eza55OBl8lk

Other link for episode #3 The Message Audit: https://anchor.fm/jacqui-harper/episodes/3-Message-Audit-eovlcr

“It’s not about charisma. The current president has given that quality a bad name. It’s about starting powerfully to connect immediately with the audience” says Jacqui Harper.

To achieve a strong start Biden needs:

• a clearly defined presence. Identify three words that describe how you want to come across and embody those qualities. This increases impact and confidence
• an emotional objective. This delivers deep connection to the audience
• a strong theme to inspire and inform
• a compelling message that addresses the problems people are worrying about
• An opener that gets attention. This can be a quote, personal anecdote or heart-warming story.

Quotes from Jacqui Harper
• “As Joe Biden has said himself, the words of a president matter because they can incite or inspire. Let’s hope the new president delivers plenty of the latter”.

• “Joe Biden is calm and focused when speaking to live audiences: his authenticity and experience shines through. What’s needed though is a more engaging delivery. To inspire, he will need greater vocal range, energy and better storytelling”.

• “Joe Biden is the first President with a stammer. His determination and success in overcoming this disability will be a source of inspiration to many people”.

Quote from Pat Pattison:
“Since Trump is a TV animal, Biden could do well to follow his lead in plain-speaking rather than delivering a sermon. I think the U.S. public wants the truth but in a easy-to-understand way from it’s leaders now”.

“Biden can kick things off by being himself. Not create a false personae that wears thin on the public.”

2 Coaches, 2 Continets-1 New Life Audit-Podcast and Vlog.

Jacqui Harper is the author of the critically acclaimed book ‘Executive Presentations’ – a finalist in the Business Book Awards in the UK. As an executive coach and visiting professor at top European Business School, INSEAD, she has worked with leaders around the world to develop Leadership Presence. Jacqui was previously a news anchor for the BBC TV and a chat show host. Her first media job was reporting for the Oakland Tribune in California.

Pat Pattison is a TV Host and Executive Coach specializing in career transition. He is the host of “The Best of Los Angeles Award” and “The Best of California Award”. A former Disney Studios Executive he is the author of the upcoming book “Creative YOU Turn” to be released in the Spring of 2021. He is a featured career coach for the Television Academy (NATAS) members in helping with career transitions in the entertainment industry.

Jacqui Harper and Pat Pattison are hosting a 10-part podcast series on public speaking and career tips, among other things called ‘2 Coaches 2 Continents 1 New Life Audit’ with Pat Pattison and Jacqui Harper. Link below:


Jacqui is available for interviews on Biden and his public speaking challenge. She can support you too if, like Joe Biden, you need help preparing to make the speech of your life. Contact details below:

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Celebrity Makeup Artist, Sean James, Creates a Hand Sanitizer New Product for the Win in 2021

Beach Blvd.

DJ Lisa Fox & Sean James with “The Shore Thing”

Let’s start the year with a clean slate make it a "Shore Thing".

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — We have created the next generation of hand sanitizer, Beachblvd.co’s “Shore thing”. It is a non-sticky, non-drying, fast evaporating, 100% American made hand sanitizer with the most value for money for a luxury brand. The 4 ounce bottle is perfect for your pocket, purse, or car. We are so excited that we have created some thing for personal use for the sanitizing geeks and freaks like us out there. If you are a germaphobe, we are for you.

We have the most luxury scent available on the market of sanitizers. Our perfect blend of lavender bergamot and lemon made from essential oil’s is non-offensive and the scent of a fresh summers day.

Here’s what’s hot in the world of sanitation and sanitation sprays, mists, and antibacterial:

Beachblvd.co’s “The Shore Thing” was used behind the scenes keeping those in zone A on “NBCs THE WALL”, created by Andrew Glassman and LeBron James. Beach Blvd.co’s “The Shore Thing" sanitized and aided in safety regimens hosted by Super stylish Comedian and Host /TV star, Chris Hardwick. The sanitizer was used by the hair and make up departments, which include Local 706 makeup artists Sean James and Tonia Green. This was for the new season for 2021.

We where so excited when Jamie lee Curtis posted in her Instagram feed about beachBlvd.co and “The Shore Thing" and displayed her affection for the product.

See her post here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CG7mNjmArZf/?igshid=15a8tqxhxdnmb

Also just to reflect on our debut year, one of the most exciting accomplishments that came out of 2020 was that founder and CEO Sean James was featured in the cover of the Argonaut announcing the release of “The Shore Thing” lifestyle sanitizer spray. "I originally had come up with the company during my 20 years working as a creative director and teacher at Fred SEGAL Beauty. Most recently I was working for Fhiheat where I mastered product development and packaging and what should have deterred me from doing my own thing, it instead challenged me," state Sean James. "The Shore Thing's" popularity has grown exponentially now and the line is so popular and selling off every shelf, including at Matthew Preece Salon and at “Outside the Box" a mindful child development center in Woodland Hills frequented by the Kardashian family. We are so excited about expanding having two scents in January 2021 and a hair product in the works. The new scent will be available in early February called “Coast is clear“.

Advertising hand sanitizer on Instagram is not allowed, so we have relied totally on word-of-mouth and our wonderful support of mindful people buying local from the link in our bio and a website beachblvd.co supporting small business. We would appreciate your support!

Recently, we were featured on the cover of the Argonaut in a four page story. Check it out here: https://issuu.com/timespub/docs/argo-111220-web/1?e=8633901/81931650

We are going to be featured in The next issue of Malibu times magazine, so stay tuned and follow our story here: https://instagram.com/malibutimesmag?igshid=8fzcjsxrbwl7

The most popular purchase over the holidays has been the 10 pack. These are fantastic gifts with the pandemic at the moment. This is a great way to reach out to friends. Also, if you are having a small get together this is a great way to make sure everyone has a hand sanitizer at your event, beach party, or small socially distanced lunch. These are also great parting gifts and a great way to keep your family and friends safe when you’re not with them.

The 10 pack had also been very popular with tech companies and is on its way to becoming the number one choice for silicone beach. We have also seen an increase of purchases for popular shared community office spaces and it’s exciting to see it popping up organically in people’s social media. We were so excited to be used behind the scenes to news anchor and on location reporter, Michelle Valles, on NBC NEWS and the LA News team. It thrills us that the word is spreading and we are becoming the number one choice for professionals in Hollywood.

This past year we where featured by DJ Lisa Fox on iheartradio/104.3myfm as one of her all time favorites and thank her for her support of our 100% made inthe USA small business. We’re so grateful for people supporting our family owned 100% made in America business. We are an affordable luxury brand and proud to have helped create jobs and give business to Americans making our products during this time.

DJ Lisa Fox post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CIJxHL9p275/?igshid=2fq8ds0le7kf

Our product includes the alcohol scent label ,design , bottle pump, and formulation.

Purchase Beach Blvd.co’s “The Shore Thing" here: https://www.beachblvd.co/shop

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Coming Soon: IRIS Makes a Splash on the Indie Film Fest Circuit

Iris Film by Diana Rodriquez

Chandler Film Festival

Ufology and Paranormal Phenomena International Film Festival

Porter Pictures and Samera Entertainment is proud to announce the acceptance of Iris at two prestigious 2021 film festivals.

I have been touched by Iris the first time I saw it. It is a fresh first time feature film by Diana Rodriguez. A unique and soft approach to a genre which few women directors have ventured.”

— Bruno Chatelin

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, January 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — IRIS, the new horror thriller directed and produced by Diana Rodriguez, tells the story of a young woman facing the death of her last living relative amid the backdrop of a lifetime of grief. Rodriguez also co-wrote the script with David Karges, and features poetry by Katherine Varnes.

Alice Kremelberg (Orange Is The New Black) stars as the eponymous Iris, and gives an outstanding lead performance as this tortured soul dreadfully awaiting the death of her Aunt Adelaide, played by Mary Looram (Like Father, Braid). As Aunt Adelaide slowly withers away in hospice, Iris continues her day to day routines of working in an antique shop, and scrolling online for connections through an online dating app. However, Iris has an ulterior motive behind her digital search for suitors, and it’s not love. Iris has a hunger, and she needs to feed. On every date she goes on, she sizes her match up and determines their strength of character on a criteria of what she considers basic human decency. If any of her dates fail to meet her standards, then they're dinner. That’s just how Iris operates.

But complications arise when Iris meets Tom, played by Grant MacDermott (Hustlers, Mr. Robot), at a support group for people dealing with the lingering effects of grief. As their chaste relationship develops, Iris is confounded by a debilitating emotional dilemma. She yearns for the love she once lost, but recognizes the potential in having a strong bond with Tom. Unfortunately, her primal nature exposes itself in the heat of lust, causing her deep seated vampirism to emerge and overtake her instincts. So she can never truly express her true feelings to Tom without it resulting in his death.

While this may be Diana Rodriguez’s first outing as a feature film director, she has a litany of film set experience under her belt. She has a BFA from City College of New York and has a lengthy history as an assistant camera operator. Over the last six years, she has assisted on numerous short subjects, features, and late night comedy shows such as: 50 Central and Hart of the City. Through her extensive education, Diana was more than ready to tackle the inherent challenges of bringing Iris to the screen.

Those challenges have paid off, as Iris is set to have premieres at two upcoming film festivals this January. It will screen at the Ufology and Paranormal Phenomena International Film Festival in Argentina, which runs from January 15th through 17th. Then it has another screening at the Chandler International Film Festival from January 21st through 24th in Chandler, Arizona.

"I have selected the feature in my BEST FOR FESTS line up, and have guided the festival route for the filmmakers, with some success, selections and wins in international film festivals. Good luck IRIS on these two festivals." – Bruno Chatelin (co-founder of filmfestivals.com and curator of the best for fests)


About Porter Pictures
Porter Pictures was founded in September of 2012 by veteran Producer and film sales agent Jeff Porter, after his many years of experience in indie film sales and cable syndication. Porter Pictures is also one of the only African-American headed sales agencies in Hollywood, with a roster of films not only from the US and Canada, but from the best in indie world cinema. Jeff has worked on over 100 features, documentaries, and TV formats, with stars like Mark Wahlberg, Jon Favreau, Lynn Whitfield, Keith David, Angela Bassett, and has placed numerous films with networks and companies such as Discovery, HBO, Gravitas, RLJ, Netflix, BET and more. Jeff has been sought out as an industry expert and speaker by numerous film festivals and professional organizations across the globe.

About filmfestivals.com
Bruno Chatelin is the co founder & editor of filmfestivals.com and a former distributor (head of french majors in France Sony then Fox which he merged with UGC) he developed a strong network and a passion for festivals and wears a second hat as "Festival Agent" helping the filmmakers labeled and lined up in his “Best for Fests” section get a successful strategy on the festival circuit.

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“KidCreole” Back In The Ring!!!

Nobody cares, work harder!!

Passion Bleeds Success


Hunting For World Title Shot!

BOSTON, MA, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — “Kid Creole” JP Augustin Ready To Get Back In Ring, Hunting For World Heavyweight Title Shot

Seeks fights with Fury, Joshua & Ruiz!!!

Former North American Heavyweight Champion Jean-Pierre “Kid Creole” Augustin is returning to professional boxing after nearly two years away from the sport. 

After suffering his solitary loss in 2019, the Boston-based, Haitian American boxer was on a break which became extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Coming off multiple training camps, Augustin is eager to get back in the ring and pursue a shot at the world title.     

Augustin also has a budding acting career, occasionally stepping out of the ring and onto the silver screen. He played Gilbert Dele in 2016’s Bleed for This and later appeared in the films Heart, Baby! and Vault.

Jean-Pierre “JP” was born in Au-Cayes, Haiti, and shortly after, moved to Boston with his parents. Idolizing boxing legends such as Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis and Jack Johnson, he took up the sport when he was 12 and had his first bout at 14, eventually becoming Regional Golden Gloves Champion and State PAL Champion. He went on to collect an amateur record of 56 – 12, earning a spot on the 2011 Pan American Team and representing Haiti in the 2012 Olympic Trials.

Augstin made his pro debut in February, 2014, defeating Michael Davis over four rounds. He became WBO and IBF North American Heavyweight champion, going undefeated over 18 bouts with one draw before taking his first loss in March, 2019. 
Augustin plans to continue his expansion into acting but is ready to come back to the boxing ring. He currently holds a record of 17 wins – 1 loss – 1 draw and is eyeing bouts with Fury, Joshua and Ruiz on his way to earning a World Title shot.

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