International Law Firm Discusses Creativity and Practical Business During Panel Discussion at the Sundance Film Festival

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Thomas Dunlap, Managing Partner, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, offers his legal expertise for success in the film industry.

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Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig Participates in a Panel Discussion on the Creativity and Practical Business of Movies at the Sundance Film Festival.

Making movies is about being creative. Successfully making movies is about combining creativity with the practical business side.”

— Thomas Dunlap, Founding Partner

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, a leading international law firm serving businesses across North America, Europe and China, is pleased to announce that Thomas Dunlap, DBL Managing Partner, along with other leading film makers, participated in a panel discussion entitled, “From Idea to Deal: How Legal Challenges Cultivate Creativity” at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival sponsored by LegalZoom and hosted by SundanceTV, and AMC Networks Studio. The panel showcased Mr. Dunlap (in his fourth appearance) alongside Hannah Pearl Utt, Peter Saraf, Jaqueline Olive, and Andy Garland.

Tom has represented clients in the film and entertainment industry for many years and is a Power 100 Hollywood lawyer. He has also worked on many films including The Hurt Locker, Expendables 2, and on the other side of the film industry with a producer credit for the film Assault on Wall Street. Tom has worked with many independent film producers, directors and actors over the years.

“Making movies is about being creative. Successfully making movies is about combining creativity with the practical business side.” Mr. Dunlap quoted in an interview from the festival. “The panel 'From Idea to Deal' saw leading film makers and I sharing our personal advice on the nuts and bolts of how to juxtapose creativity and success in everything from hiring actors and producers, to assigning credit, to dealing with location and personal releases.”

The Sundance Film Festival is a program of The Sundance Institute which takes place annually in Sundance, Utah, and is the largest independent film festival in the United State, showcasing new work from American and international independent filmmakers. Close to 47,000 people attend this annual event.

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Baristas Expands Maroon 5 Super Bowl Communications Portal to the Public and Gives Sneak Peak of Commercials

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Baristas opens up its messaging portal to Maroon 5 to the public previously reserved only for Super Bowl audiences allowing anyone to message the band.

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It is exciting to be introducing Baristas historic, federally legal, CBD and white coffee Coffee products, and to connect people with Maroon 5 in a unique way commemorating their performance.”

— Barry Henthorn

KENMORE, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Baristas Coffee Company, Inc. (OTCPK:BCCI) has opened up its messaging portal previously reserved only for Super Bowl audiences to the public, allowing anyone to send a Message to the band Maroon 5 between now and the end of the game by visiting www.baristas.tv/contactmaroon5 . A special code giving those who message a discount on Baristas products will also be available. Both the NFL and the band have confirmed that Maroon 5 will be the headliner during the halftime show during Super Bowl LIII, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The game is scheduled to be played on February 3, 2019 and is the 53rd Super Bowl and the 49th modern-era National Football League championship game. It will decide the league champion for the 2018 NFL season.

Baristas will be advertising not only its bestselling White Coffee fulfilled by Amazon but also it's new EnrichaRoast CBD Coffee www.baristas.tv which uses a proprietary technology introducing CBD to the beans after they are roasted. A sneak peek of the ads that will be shown featuring international Supermodel Front Montgomery and recording artist Megs McLean can be seen at www.trywhitecoffee.com

Barry Henthorn CEO stated: “It is not only exciting to be introducing our products to a whole new audience, but to be able to connect people with Maroon 5 in a unique way commemorating their performance along with the historic introduction of federally legal Baristas EnrichaRoast CBD hemp derivative coffee”

On Super Bowl Sunday a special set of ads introducing the Baristas White Coffee and the new Baristas EnrichaRoast CBD Coffee, will run throughout the day in and around the stadium before, during, and after the game, and will include a special offer to send a message to Maroon 5. The spots will be seen on numerous digital displays including mobile devices allowing fans to connect via special Portals.

The media buys were made possible and were created via digital media frontrunner ReelTime Media (OTCPK: RLTR) www.reeltime.com whose capabilities are redefining how companies are evaluating and purchasing their TV, radio, print, and other new media. The CBD specific ads are being placed through Canna Broadcast Media (OTCPK: CBMJ) www.cannabroadcastmedia.com that specializes in getting cannabis companies access to mainstream media to get the CBD ads approved. CBMJ is the only company that ReelTime Media will allow cannabis ads to be placed through on their networks or portals.

About Maroon 5: Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band. It is based in Los Angeles, California. It used to be called Karas Flowers. The band members were vocalist Adam Levine, guitarist James Valentine, bassist Mickey Madden, percussionist Matt Flynn, and keyboardists Jesse Carmichael and PJ Morton. The band has released 5 studio albums, Songs About Jane (2002), It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007), Hands All Over (2010), Overexposed (2012), and V. All those albums charted in the top 3 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. The band has sold more than 27 million albums and 109 million singles worldwide.

About Baristas Coffee Company: Baristas is a national Coffee Company that is recognized throughout the US. It currently produces and sells coffee related products under the Baristas brand. The Baristas White Coffee single-serve cups compatible with the Keurig 2.0 brewing system is the bestselling product in its category. Baristas also markets other coffee related products. Baristas gained mainstream exposure when it became the subject of “Grounded in Seattle” the reality show special feature which aired on WE tv. It has been featured nationally including during Shark Tank on CNBC with Front Montgomery, CNN, ESPN, Food Network, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Modern Living with kathy ireland, Sports Illustrated, NFL Monday and Thursday Night Football with Megs McLean, and other notable media.

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THE WOMEN OF VALERIA LOPES’ NOVELS: BAD ASS WOMEN IN BRAZILIAN LITERATURE

Author Valeria Lopes

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What does it mean to be a woman in 2019?
What does it mean to be a STRONG woman in 2019?
Behind Every Strong Woman is a Strong Woman

BOCA RATON, FL, ESTADOS UNIDOS, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — If you google “what does it mean to be a strong woman,” the first thing that pops up is an article written in 2016 by Marisa Donnelly for “Thought Catalog,” entitled “15 People Explain What It Means to Be a Strong Woman”

1. She fights against expectations
2. She bounces back.
3. She knows who she is.
4. She is independent but knows when to ask for help.
5. She follows her own path.
6. She is unapologetic about who she is.
7. She’s a fighter.
8. She’s perseverant.
9. She is balanced.
10. She doesn’t let others define her.
11. She is grounded in her faith.
12. She isn’t afraid to be true to her feelings.
13. She respects herself.
14. She is humble.
15. She loves.

I don’t know how many women you know who embody every one of the above traits, but I know one.

She is an author, a Brazilian author named Valeria Lopes, who writes and speaks in Portuguese. She and I have conversed with the help of a translator, as she speaks no English and I speak no Portuguese. Even though we speak different languages, I could hear her joy in being alive, her sense of humor, and I could visualize her smile as she spoke directly to me via telephone.

All of her books, best-sellers in Brazil, are now being translated into English. What is so sublime about her books is that they all feature independent, smart, feisty women who stand up for themselves. These are genuinely BAD-ASS WOMEN. They are not without flaws, but Ms. Lopes is spot-on in identifying the rough spots and helping her protagonists work through their weaknesses.

In “The Curse of the Werck Family, Volume 1: The Battle Between Love and Hate,” and “The Curse of the Werck Family Volume 2: Eternal Love,” author Valeria Lopes paints portraits of women who gain strength through arduous tasks and disturbing insights, ultimately leading to at times painful but always honorable and powerful redemption.

Valeria Lopes’ bad ass protagonist in “Gypsy Love: Dream or Reality” is a woman who faces social and racial prejudice, and forbidden love, told in three sizzling story arcs, in the manner of a grand Italian opera. But this is a woman who maintains her dignity through all, as she learns that acceptance and forgiveness are the way to a life of peace, beauty and soulful happiness.

Though Ms. Lopes’ books are fiction, there is of course, a reason her female protagonists are the embodiment of strong women. As it is said: ‘write what you know.”

Valéria Lopes (http://www.valerialopeswriter.com/) was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With the help of her friends in the spiritual world, she developed her mediumship, learning how to use this gift to aid others.

With novels, inspirational tales, and autobiographical stories dedicated to bringing spiritual messages, the value of opening one’s heart to love along with other valuable life lessons to North and South American audiences in English, Spanish and Portuguese, The PiuBook Publishing Company (www.piubook.com) is creating a new niche in the book business.

For more information, copies of The Curse of the Werck Family, Volumes 1 and 2, Gypsy Love: Dream or Reality, details about author Valéria Lopes, please contact Amy Krakow, A.G. Krakow & Associates 212.587-0540 amyk@me.com.

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Introducing Alie: An AI-Powered Smart Recommender System for Website & Application

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Alie – AI Driven Recommendation Engine

Accurate analysis of user data and recommendation of personalized content made easy with Alie, the AI-powered recommender tool.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, January 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — New York-based OTT platform provider Muvi, today launched Alie, an AI-powered smart recommender system designed to recommend customized recommendations to its users based on their individual tastes. It may be noted here that Alie is the first AI product from Muvi which has built its niche in the streaming industry for its highly customizable end-to-end video & audio streaming platform.

Alie is an AI-driven Recommendation Engine for any online business, blogging platform, and websites. Alie deploys machine learning and deep learning algorithms to capture and analyze individual user data and recommend personalized content in real-time with impeccable accuracy. Alie edges out its contemporaries because of its predictive ability to generate meaningful, yet non-obvious recommendations to visitors thereby providing them with a customized browsing environment.

Ipsita Nayak, Product Manager, Alie, quotes, “We wanted to build a recommender service for a while but did not want to fall into the category of the existing ones. Alie is the brainchild of a handful of data scientists from Muvi who have been studying the content consumption behavior and browsing pattern of end users for years. The acutely researched and rigorously rehearsed version has just been introduced to the market. Alie’s expertise in areas like machine learning, data mining and predictive modeling are expected to help website and app owners immensely.”

Alie is currently priced at $99 per month and it’s touted to be the most affordable and scalable recommender service available in a rather fragmented market. Assuring faster data integration, Alie just needs store owners to configure the API endpoints of their data source and they are all set. Take a look at the features of Alie.

“Alie is the solution to online store owners’ longstanding product discovering issues. Be it a content website or an e-commerce store, Alie fits them all and marks off all desired categories. The real-time recommendation by Alie single-handedly addresses issues such as lesser user engagement and minimal conversion rate. With real-time updating and learning, Alie hits the bull’s eye when it comes to accuracy and efficiency of the recommendation it makes. Available for a 14-day Free Trial and $99 per month afterward, Alie is here to prove that quality comes with affordability too”, says Jyoti Nayak, Senior Marketing Manager, Alie.

About Alie:

Alie is Muvi’s first AI product. Built on a state-of-the-art architecture, neat design and coupled with features such as easy integration, advanced algorithms, and real-time recommendation, Alie captures and analyzes user data to make accurate product/content recommendation as per individual user’s taste and preference. Best suited for OTT services, e-commerce sites, and content portals, Alie is known for hassle-free integration and commits to 100% Transparent data usage.

To learn more about Alie and its use cases, please visit https://www.muvi.com/alie/

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Viral premiere of a movie about 8 cancer-affected people attempting Mont Blanc, on February 4, 2019, World Cancer Day

Viral premiere of a movie about 8 cancer-affected people attempting Mont Blanc, on February 4, 2019, World Cancer Day on www.anothertasteoflife.com

RIGA, LATVIA, January 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Aina Muceniece Virotherapy foundation is glad to announce that the World Premiere of the movie “Another Taste of Life” will be held on February 4, 2019, World Cancer Day, on www.anothertasteoflife.com.

The movie tells us about 8 inspirational cancer-affected people gathering from all around the world to attempt Mont Blanc and motivate other cancer patients.

Recently, a group of cancer patients from different countries – Latvia, the USA, Russia, and Ukraine, accompanied by a doctor and professional mountaineers, went to conquer Europe's highest peak – Mont Blanc. However, the story is not just about their struggling for breath-taking steps in the alpine glaciers. It is a movie about fearlessness, daring and a clear desire to prove that the disease is not an obstacle. Patients often say that cancer diagnosis as if divides their lives in two parts – life before and after cancer. For some in the expedition, the climb was like a second breath for a new beginning. I can do it! And if I can climb Mont Blanc, I can fight my disease! Believe in yourself! They are people who represent different cultures, speak different languages, are in different age groups, and have different types of tumours. They have all been gifted with the driving spirit of a seeker that propels them to live life to the fullest. They all have faced cancer and carry a different tale to tell, but all united by the fight against cancer and ready to challenge destiny. They are real cancer warriors. They realise – life is a never-ending climb, and it is up to us to choose the next stepping stone.

Cancer is not a sentence. It is a challenge to mobilize and overcome the raging despair. Some start painting, others engage in charity and have the strength to help others who have been struck by this misfortune. Mountain climbing is an extreme way to overcome yourself. Let this movie be an encouragement for those who feel confused and desperate, being sick. Let us remember that the darkest nights produce the brightest stars. On World Cancer Day, let this movie be a source of inspiration for a different life with cancer disease.

Join us on www.anothertasteoflife.com, February 4, 2019, to witness the World Premiere of “Another Taste of Life”. This will be the only possibility to see the movie for free, all around the world, so do not hesitate to share this amazing possibility with others!

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Obba Babatunde to Host MIMPA's 10th Annual Lady In Red Gala

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MIMPA's 10th Annual Lady in Red Gala Star-Studded Event

BEVERLY HILLS, CA, US, January 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — For Immediate Release Contact: Gail@gibsonpublicrelations.com
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OBBA BABATUNDE TO HOST MIMPA’s 10th ANNUAL LADY IN RED GALA

January 2019—Beverly Hills, CA. The Multicultural International Motion Picture Association (MIMPA), welcomes a star-studded line-up of entertainment and celebrity guest to its 10th Annual Lady in Red Diamond Rose Awards Gala. MIMPA will host the annual affair this year at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, on February 15th, 2019, hosted by Emmy Award Winning Actor/Entertainer, Obba Babatunde, “Miss Evers Boys”, “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge”, “The Eye”, “The Notebook” , “John Q”, “After The Sunset”, “I’m Dying up Here”, “Half N Half”, “Life”, “The Temptations”, “Once In a Lifetime”, “Dear White People”, “Days of Our Lives”, “CSI ”and “Dreamgirls” just to name a few of his many, many film, television and stage roles. Mr. Babatunde will also perform with his band, “The Red Hot Four” at the event.
Also performing at the gala, Jazz/Pop/Rock, Violinist, Lovely Previn aka Alicia Previn whose song stylings with her electric violin have toured the world with bands “In Tua Nua”, “The Young Dubliners”, and “The Hothouse Flowers”. In addition, internationally renowned Artist/Composer, Mirjana Anastasijevic who is receiving the “International Entertainment Award” will also perform. Carmelita Pittman, who toured with the legendary James Brown, and is a renown Vocalist “Rosebud” recording, and Founder of The Rose Breast Cancer Society, will be a featured guest artist, with her rendition of “La Vie En Rose”, along with up and coming teen YouTube sensation, Gabriela Warren.
“Our goal at MIMPA’s Lady in Red Diamond Rose Awards is two-fold in nature, in that we want to uplift and empower our phenomenal female honorees, Jan Perry, Iris Gordy, Mirjana Anastasijevic, Lisa Sanfilippo, Elisha Valentine, Lauryn Hunter, Shelly Rufin, Sharon Doyle, Judy Pace and Kathleen Bradley-Redd for their unique and distinctive contributions and achievements, while at the same time, raise financial support and awareness for a worthy cause, with a portion of proceeds being designated to benefit Shelter Partnership, Inc.”, stated Gail Gibson, President of MIMPA.

With a host of invited and confirmed celebrity guest attending including Songstress, Mary Wilson, Actor, James Pickens, Jr., Richard Lawson, Tina Knowles Lawson, David Harrison Levi, Doc Powell, The Pointer Sisters, Blair Underwood, Quincy Jones, Florence LaRue, Ambassador, Diane Watson (Lady in Red Recipient), Congresswoman, Maxine Waters, Courtney Vance, Loretta Devine, Berry Gordy, Billy Davis Jr., Marilyn McCoo-Davis, Composer HB Barnum, and many, many, more.
MIMPA’s 10th Annual Lady in Red Gala is sponsored in part by The Sanfilippo Foundation, Acceptance Recovery, Theoria Technical College, Fundduel, and Myloveablelegs.com, to benefit Shelter Partnership, Inc. a 5013(c) that provides goods and services to the homeless of Los Angeles county.
For more information contact gail@mimpa.org or to purchase tickets visit www.mimpa.org, also contact gail@gibsonpublicrelations.com or visit www.gibsonpublicrelations.com Phone: (323) 799-6266.

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V.E.S 'No Hangover' Organic Vodka & Gin-Partners With The Hoboken International Film Festival

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V.E.S 'No Hangover' Organic Vodka & Gin & International Movie & TV Releases-Combine Forces

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SYDNEY, NSW, AUSTRALIA, January 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — V.E.S 'No Hangover' Organic Vodka & Gin partner with the Hoboken International Film Festival.

Two distinct international brands forge a friendship, aimed at connoisseur's of premium spirits, and movie buffs alike.
Introducing the worlds only 'No Hangover' organic Vodka & Gin-V.E.S
And to be released, another world first in beverages, 'V.E.S Anti Ageing Enriched Mineral Water'.
V.E.S Vodka & Gin and the Hoboken International Film Festival join forces to create a week of tasting and viewing pleasure.
The Hoboken International Film Festival offers an insight into some of the worlds most talented Producers and Directors latest productions.
Nominated as one of the worlds top 10 movie festivals, now into its 14th year, and attended by the industry elite, Celebrities, Actors, Award Winning Movie Stars, international Producers, Screenwriters and Directors,(the festival takes place between May 16th-May 24th 2019).

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AUTHOR MAX HAWTHORNE FALLS ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL: DID A GUARDIAN ANGEL SAVE HIS LIFE?

ARE GUARDIAN ANGELS AMONG US?

NEW HOPE, PA, USA, January 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Max Hawthorne, author of the award-winning Kronos Rising series of novels, revealed a startling series of incidents during a recent interview, wherein otherworldly forces appeared to have taken a hand in preventing him from coming to harm.

“I’ve lived a tumultuous life,” Hawthorne said. “There have been many times where things happened and I found myself scratching my head, wondering how I emerged unscathed. In fact, the circumstances around some of these occurrences have been so odd that I’ve come to an inescapable conclusion – I have a real-life guardian angel looking after me.”

Known as the “Prince of Paleo-Fiction” for his bestselling series of Kronos Rising sci-fi/thrillers, which feature humanity struggling to cope with prehistoric life roaming free in today’s seas, Hawthorne added. “I’ve done many risky things, including the bungee jump, rescuing a drowning dog, and saving a woman from being beaten to death on a NY street corner. Once, I even stopped a very determined alligator from eating my father and I by fighting it off with a fishing net.”

Hawthorne attributes those things to skill and luck, but he believes that some things in his life cannot be explained. “I was driving on the NJ Turnpike and I fell asleep behind the wheel. My SUV started angling toward the tractor-trailer in the center lane, right beside me. Then, all of a sudden, I was woken up by being slapped across the face. I was alone in the vehicle, yet I got the distinct impression I’d been hit, and fairly hard.”

When asked what happened next, Hawthorne said: “My eyes snapped open and I found my vehicle about to enter that terrifying no-man’s-land between the front and rear sets of tires on an eighteen-wheeler. I would have been wedged there as the trailer’s rear tires impacted on my passenger door and right fender, and most likely crushed to death. It sounds outrageous, but my spiritual sentinel saved my life that day, and several additional times after that, and I am forever grateful for her protectiveness. Of course, I wish she was able to help me find a new literary agent, but hey, I’ll take what I can get!”

Hawthorne finished by saying, “All levity aside, I can only assume this means I’m meant to do important things in my life, for myself and the people I love. I just hope I’m able to recognize those pivotal moments and opportunities when I see them. Otherwise, I might need to be slapped again. You know, to wake me up and set me straight!”

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Mozart of Indian Music creates a new Raga in honour of Beethoven

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Sliding up – Ravikiran unveils Fur Elise on the 21-string Chitravina

PHILADELPHIA, USA, January 27, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Chitravina N Ravikiran, acclaimed as the ‘Mozart of Indian Music’ as much for his prodigious entry at the age of two as for his artistry and inventive creations, unveiled a new Indian Classical raga in honour of one of the champion composers in Western Classical, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). The Sanskrit name of the raga, Veetavanam – suggestive of the name of the immortal composer – lends itself to multiple translations such as “desired abundance”, “desired spring” or “desired forest”. It forms the improvisatory prelude in Ravikiran’s latest video, Beethoven on 21 strings which features the ever-cool, evergreen Fur Elise. The audio will be available at a number of popular outlets including iTunes, Apple Music and CD Baby.

New raga

Ravikiran’s creation, close to the Western minor scale that Fur Elise is composed in, draws from the Indian raga Keeravani with a recognizable sequence of ascending and descending notes:

SR2G2M1PSN3S – SN2D1PM2PR2M1G2S or A B C D E A G# A – A G F E D# E B D C A

“Fur Elise actually uses several other phrasings and also every one of the 12 notes in a descending flourish at one point”, acknowledges Ravikiran, who has created a number of other ragas including Mohini, celebrating Mahatma Gandhi and Choodamani, named after his mother when he was two. “Technically such phrases will be considered as ‘special usages’ or ‘guest notes’ in Indian music and only used sparingly. This raga is more a suggestive salutation to the great composer than an attempt to mimic him. I hope that this tribute is welcomed by musicians and music lovers of both the East and West”. The presentation has already won plaudits from pundits in the West.

Sweetly powerful

Four-time Grammy winning percussionist Glen Velez declared: “Ravikiran has created a sweetly powerful and deeply felt interpretation that is a beautiful melding of two esteemed classical traditions, European and South Indian Classical.”

Maestro Andrew Sewell, conductor of Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra was ecstatic. “It’s a beautiful arrangement with delicate moments unique to the sounds of the Chitravina!”

The Carnatic advantage

Ravikiran, perhaps the first frontline slide player in the world and the first prominent Indian musician to record Beethoven’s Bagatelle No 25 has a number of other firsts and only-s to his credit both as a performer and composer. He has composed for and collaborated with orchestras and artists of diverse genres and countries since 1987. "But I never considered presenting an entire Western Classical solo piece before. The incomparable intuition and international adaptability that rigorous training in Carnatic music bestows empowered me to try Fur Elise.”

Sonic stratosphere

New York based Rhythm-Vocalist Loire Cotler makes a special reference to the virtuoso’s ‘brilliant and soulful reimagining that sets a timeless melody into a new and glorious sonic stratosphere’.

Ravikiran also brought to focus the challenges involved. “Even melody sections that may seem elementary on a piano (since 10 fingers are used) can be enormously challenging to negotiate with just one slide. But the ‘singing’ quality of the Chitravina and its ability to execute enchanting micro-tonal nuances as well as create what The New York Times once described as ‘dazzling effects’ can bring out a completely different flavor of the piece, without affecting its integrity.”

Landmark initiative

Vanitha Suresh, Director of the Melharmony Foundation (www.melharmonymusic.com) that catalyzed the production said, "This is a momentous endeavor for us that can create new audiences for Western classical too. Fur Elise can now be enjoyed by a number of Indian Classical lovers who may otherwise have not been aware of such brilliant creations."

Thanking the dedicated production team, Ravikiran emphasized that the positive power of music had the potency to unite people irrespective of race, region, religion or other separators.

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Hollywood Swag Bag Offers Sneak Peak into This Weekend's SAG Awards Swag Bag Gifts

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Check out what the guests at many luxury hotels in Beverly Hills will receive during their stay this weekend.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA, UNITED STATES, January 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Hollywood Swag Bag will be providing gifts for the nominees and talent staying at multiple hotels in the Beverly Hills area. The talent will receive their luxuries in the comfort of their own hotel suites.

The swag bag is valued at $2500.00 this year includes an assortment of cosmetics, gift vouchers, books and more from Australia as well as local U.S. brands.

Past recipients of The Hollywood Swag Bags include Oprah Winfrey, Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Jane Fonda, Tina Fey, Viola Davis, Morgan Freeman and more.

Gifting participants for the 2018 SAG Awards Hotel Weekend Gift Bag include: Lux & Nyx Eco-Friendly Couture Handbags with a function. The bags are stunning and are alone valued at $500.00 each. Featured on the outside of the bags is a favorite hiking and yoga retreat the celebrities will love to visit, The Pearl in Laguna Beach. We are also including The Pearl Laguna's founder Geo Moskios' Power Yoga CD. Talent will find an assortment of Seasnax Seaweed Snacks, Running Wild Press is adding four of their titles, Anthology of Stories, 2 books from the Novella Anthology as well the book Frontal Matter. BlueStone Sunshields are gifting all of the talent; City Threads has added some fun goodies for the little ones. They carry amazing apparel for children ages 0-16. Tieks by Gavrieli is gifting gift cards for their ballet flats reinvented. Tina Eastlick is including Innov8tive Nutrition packs with a variety of products for the talent to try out. Innov8tive Nutrition creates a life of health, wealth and wellness. Trish Corbett from Ethical Foundations in Australia is gifting her incredible book How to Raise Kids with Integrity. PathWater is introducing talent to their locally sourced, perfectly balanced, hydrating water in reusable bottles. pura d’or is gifting their anti-hair loss shampoo while Viter Energy Mints, caffeinated energy mints will get the talent through the show and all of the after-parties.

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