Chris Russell Celebrates 10 Years of Creating Textural Electronic Soundscapes with DESTINY

Destiny album cover

Chris Russell explores slow-flowing spaces with an artistic and cinematic flair.

Chris Russell photo

Chris Russell is an ambient music artist who finds inspiration from both the simplicity of nature and the vast infinity of the universe. (photograph by Chris Russell)

For over three decades, the artists of Spotted Peccary have been on a mission to develop, produce, publish and release ultra-high-quality, deep-listening experiences that engage the listener and exceed expectations.

Destiny explores the path less traveled, a slow flowing meditative space, unafraid to take chances with granular sounds, slow pans and long reverb settings.

My music is a vehicle to peer into the unknown, its all about exploring the vast expanse, with sounds of an other-worldly celestial nature. I paint a picture in the mind's eye with sounds.”

— Chris Russell

PORTLAND, OR, USA, March 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Chris Russell's otherworldly creations often call to mind abstract sci-fi visuals, and the surreal soundscapes on Destiny — his third solo album for Portland-based Spotted Peccary Music — continues to deliver his signature celestial stardust. Time falls away as the album's gleaming tones move with purpose toward vast horizons, rising and falling on the broad swells of a sonic sea. Destiny is available now from Spotted Peccary Music in CD format as well as 24-BIT AUDIOPHILE, CD QUALITY LOSSLESS, MP3 and music streaming formats.

Russell's mastery of expansive ambient electronic soundworlds is on full display within the music of Destiny, and the album's subtle but all-encompassing spaces give rise to an immersive and thought-provoking listening experience that breathes and evolves with nuance and depth. Through the use of delays, granular filters, and long reverbs, Russell explores slow-flowing spaces with an artistic and cinematic flair, painting a world where delicate veils of sound are frozen in slow-motion breezes, where seething pools of shimmering electrons glisten in sonic starlight, and where distant drones and faraway textures approach and recede into mysterious swirling mists.

An ambient music artist who has been recording since 2000, Chris Russell finds inspiration from both the simplicity of nature and the vast infinity of the universe. Using the studio as his instrument, he plays software and hardware synthesizers, bass guitar, and various indigenous instruments to produce textures and abstract paintings of sound. In addition to his solo and collaborative work, Chris has also contributed multiple tracks to compilation albums of electronic music.

In an interview with music journalist Robin James, Russell reveals that with Destiny he celebrates ten years of exploring the path less traveled, creating and producing his own unique forms of ambient electronic music. “My music is a vehicle to peer into the unknown, it is all about exploring the vast expanse, with sounds of an other-worldly celestial nature. I paint a picture in the mind's eye with sounds. Destiny took a lot of creative restraint from me, I kept it on a path of free flowing ambient music, not too dark, not too strange, no hard left turns. I am glad I challenged myself that way on this album. I feel it has paid off well for the listener.”

In describing the music, James writes, “At the heart of each track you’ll find trillions of tiny bits of sound, or grains, and the craft involves manipulating each grain’s duration, pitch and so on, for awesome visualizations in your mind’s eye. It’s not often that you can come across such sonic particles of dust or sand that are being energetically lifted to great heights by a strong and turbulent wind, and when it all calms you find yourself on a sunrise-gold beach.”

Russell’s previous offerings through Spotted Peccary include Echo (2018), Labyrinth (2017), and the 2014 collaboration with ambient electronic composer Phillip Wilkerson titled Vague Traces. Visit his artist page at https://spottedpeccary.com/artists/chris-russell/

Destiny was mastered by Ben Cox at Syndrome Studio. The CD version of Destiny, designed by Daniel Pipitone, is in a factory sealed 6-panel gatefold package that includes all artwork, liner notes, and a 4-page booklet. The album is available worldwide for physical purchase in CD format and in 24-BIT AUDIOPHILE, CD QUALITY LOSSLESS, MP3 and streaming formats.

Please contact Beth Ann Hilton at Spotted Peccary Music with media requests; mobile: 310-560-8390, or, e-mail: beth@spottedpeccary.com

Tracklist:
1. Invitation 10:02
2. The Path Less Traveled 06:56
3. Destiny 07:07
4. Life Cycles 06:15
5. Soul Nexus 09:52
6. Density of Light 06:36
7. Awoken 08:37

About Chris Russell:
An ambient music artist who has been releasing albums since 2009, Chris Russell finds inspiration from both the simplicity of nature and the vast infinity of the universe. Using the studio as his instrument, he melds software and hardware synthesizers, bass guitar, and various indigenous instruments to produce original and unique textures and abstract paintings of sound. Russell subtly illuminates the symbolic spiritual journey reflected in the project’s title. Russell is just entering the end of decade of making ambient music, and he is both proud of his past work and certain that the best is yet to come.

About Spotted Peccary Music:
Portland-based Spotted Peccary Music is North America’s finest independent record label with a focus on deep, vast and introspective soundscapes. For over three decades, the artists of Spotted Peccary have been on a mission to develop, produce, publish and release ultra-high-quality, deep-listening experiences that engage the listener and exceed expectations. Every release is carefully prepared in a variety of high quality formats from MP3 to high-res studio masters. Explore more than 160 titles and 45 artists at www.SpottedPeccary.com and www.AmbientElectronic.com.

Links:
Destiny album page: https://spottedpeccary.com/shop/destiny/
Streaming Links: https://orcd.co/chris-russell-destiny
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/spottedpeccary
Album unboxing video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSs7R8Tx7Ho
Bandcamp: https://ambientelectronic.bandcamp.com/
Spotted Peccary Artist Page: https://spottedpeccary.com/artists/chris-russell/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spottedpeccary/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spottedpeccary/
Artist website: https://voidmusic1.bandcamp.com/

Beth Hilton
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Unboxing Destiny by Chris Russell (Spotted Peccary Music)


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Lionsgate Brings This Hope-Filled Movie from Theaters Directly into Homes on March 27

I Still Believe

Watch I Still Believe With Your Family Friday

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, March 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The powerful true story of faith, hope, and love comes home when I Still Believe becomes available in households everywhere through Premium On Demand March 27 from Lionsgate. The film will be available to rent through On Demand platforms such as Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play and cable providers starting Friday.

Experience the inspiring true story of music megastar Jeremy Camp and his remarkable journey of love and loss that proves there is always hope in the midst of tragedy. Filmmakers Jon and Andrew Erwin (I Can Only Imagine) are “heartbroken” they can’t share the film on the big screen the way they intended, but they’re “proud to have the opportunity to share online a movie whose inspiring message of love, hope, and faith is perfect for these uncertain times.” I Still Believe stars and features music performed by KJ Apa, alongside actors Britt Roberston, Melissa Roxburgh, Nathan Dean, with five-time GRAMMY Award® winner Shania Twain, and Oscar® nominee Gary Sinise (1994, Best Supporting Actor, Forrest Gump).

This Premium On Demand release follows a shortened theatrical window that began on March 13 garnering a 98% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes* earning $9.1M on its opening weekend.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
From the creators of I Can Only Imagine comes the uplifting true-life story of Christian music megastar Jeremy Camp. This inspiring tale follows Jeremy’s search for his artistic voice, leading him to his wildest professional dreams, as well as the love of his life. But Jeremy’s hope and faith are put to the test when tragedy strikes. I Still Believe is an incredible story of musical stardom, the heights of love, the depths of loss, and the healing power of the human spirit. Starring KJ Apa, Britt Robertson, Shania Twain, and Gary Sinise.

CAST
KJ Apa: TV’s “Riverdale,” The Hate U Give, A Dog’s Purpose
Britt Robertson: Tomorrowland, The Space Between Us, A Dog’s Purpose
Melissa Roxburgh: Star Trek Beyond, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, TV’s “Supernatural”
Nathan Dean: TV’s “The Originals,” “General Hospital,” The Roommate
with Shania Twain: Trading Paint, TV’s “Broad City”
and Gary Sinise: Forrest Gump, TV’s “Criminal Minds,” “CSI,” Apollo 13

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I Still Believe Trailer


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Axle AI appears on Meet the Drapers

Axle AI cofounders Sam Bogoch and Patrice Gouttebel present for Tim Draper and the Meet the Drapers panelists

Axle AI cofounders Sam Bogoch and Patrice Gouttebel present for Tim Draper and the Meet the Drapers panelists

Axle AI logo and hard drives

Axle AI logo and hard drives

Axle AI cofounders pitch on Meet the Drapers

Axle AI cofounders pitch on Meet the Drapers

Episode in 3rd season of show highlights software company's ability to offer remote video search for media teams

Meet the Drapers was a fantastic opportunity for us to get the word out about axle ai's software, which lets media teams remotely manage their video content, with AI-driven tagging and searching.”

— Sam Bogoch, CEO

BOSTON, MA, USA, March 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — axle ai, a Boston software company and leader in affordable tools for helping media teams work remotely, had an appearance on Meet the Drapers, a show hosted by veteran venture capitalist Tim Draper. The show's episode, in Meet the Drapers' 3rd season, is now viewable online at http://www.tinyrul.com/axledraper. In the episode, axle ai's cofounders Sam Bogoch (CEO) and Patrice Gouttebel (VP of Product Management) highlight the company's current business, products, team and customers.

axle ai is open for investment on a leading equity crowdfunding platform, Republic ( www.republic.co/axle-ai ) and its software is available for purchase worldwide.

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About axle ai:
axle ai (http://www.axle.ai) is the recognized leader in developing radically simple video search software. It solutions have helped over 600 media organizations improve the way they create, share and store digital video content with media management solutions that are easy to install and afford. axle’s radically simple software uniquely addresses a rapidly growing need and has caught on among video professionals in post-production, education, broadcast, corporate, sports, house of worship, non-profit, advertising-marketing, and government organizations worldwide. At its introduction, axle’s software was recognized with the IBC 2012 Best of Show award and at NAB 2013 with the prestigious DV Magazine Black Diamond and Post Picks awards. axle ai’s recently introduced ascribe.ai provides affordable transcription of video and audio content at breakthrough pricing of under $2/hour, and its connectr™ software offers a powerful tool for scripting media workflows, driven by a graphical front end with connect-the-blocks visualization. axle ai, Inc. is a privately held company; its founders have extensive industry experience in media asset management for creative applications. Investors include Jason Calacanis’s LAUNCH accelerator (also a customer) and Quake Capital. Learn more at http://www.axle.ai and http://republic.co/axle-ai

About Meet The Drapers:
Meet The Drapers is a groundbreaking reality show in Silicon Valley where the viewers get to decide the next big idea in tech. The legendary Draper family meets the world's hottest new entrepreneurs, on the hunt for the next billion dollar idea. Here is how it works: We scour the world for the best entrepreneurs and select the top 27. These selected founders get up close and personal with three generations of the Draper's and celebrity guest judges to fight for a spot in the grand finale. Here is the twist. The viewers get to invest in these companies and be part of the next groundbreaking companies from Silicon Valley. More at https://www.meetthedrapers.com.

About Republic:
Republic operates a family of businesses, including an investment platform that provides retail investors around the world with compliant access to curated startups and blockchain projects. Founded in 2016, Republic operates under U.S. equity crowdfunding regulations and is under the supervision of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. For additional information, please visit www.republic.co, @joinrepublic and www.facebook.com/joinrepublic

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axle ai’s cofounders Patrice Gouttebel and Sam Bogoch appear on Tim Draper’s Meet the Drapers Season 3; segment begins at 23:13


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Ringbeller Releases Free Videos to Support At-Home Learning During School Closings

Still shot of Ringbeller video lesson

Ringbeller videos, called “TED meets Mr. Rogers” for the modern classroom, teach creativity and kindness

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Ringbeller is an education media company teaching 21st century skills to K-5 students

Five Ringbeller videos are available on Youtube for the first time, providing engaging educational content for students whose schools are closed due to COVID-19

We hope students will not only have an opportunity to continue developing their social-emotional skills, but truly enjoy participating in these lessons at home.”

— CJ Casciotta

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, USA, March 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ringbeller, an education media company dedicated to helping kids develop 21st century skills like creativity, collaboration and kindness, has announced that five episodes of its “edutainment” video content, designed for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, will be released over the next two weeks on the Ringbeller Youtube Channel. The first two episodes are available now. Described as “TED meets Mr. Rogers,” the content is part of Ringbeller’s subscription platform already in use in classrooms across the U.S., but is now being made available online, free of charge, to support students’ at-home learning while schools across the nation are closed due to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic.

Ringbeller was created by entrepreneur and media producer CJ Casciotta, author of the book Get Weird: Discover the Surprising Secret to Making a Difference (Hachette 2018). Casciotta has collaborated on projects with MGM Studios, Sesame Studios, The United Nations Foundation, Whole Foods and more. A sought after communicator and TEDx alumnus, he's traveled around the world inspiring communities like Lululemon, Creative Mornings and Charity:Water with his message that creativity and kindness, when combined, are the skills that ultimately move culture toward the kind of future we imagine. His work has been featured by Forbes, Salon, CBS, MTV and Publishers Weekly.

“Students and their families are facing an unprecedented challenge right now, with widespread and indefinite school closings becoming ‘the new normal’ nationwide. We want to do our part to ensure kids have access to resources that will support continued learning while they are out of school, so we’ve decided to make five Ringbeller videos available on Youtube, where they are accessible to all kids and their parents,” said Casciotta. “We have also created new supplemental activities for families to work on together as they reflect on the skill-building lessons in our edutainment content. We hope students will not only have an opportunity to continue developing their social-emotional skills, but truly enjoy participating in these lessons at home.”

The Ringbeller series has a total of 10 video episodes, five of which―featuring cultural leaders such as Seth Godin, Ira Glass (This American Life) and Maneet Chauhan (Food Network)―are beginning to roll out on Youtube starting today. Viewers are encouraged to subscribe to the channel as more episodes will become available over the next several days. Each of the five-minute videos that comprise the 10-episode series gives kids access to a remarkable leader using their imagination to make a difference.

The videos are simple for kids to watch on their own, without adult supervision. The videos featured on Youtube will also be supplemented by newly-created collaborative activities for parents and children to complete together. Parents can download these directly from the respective Youtube pages.

These videos were added to Youtube for the specific purpose of giving kids access to positive educational material while they are home from school, but will remain permanently available for free online. Parents, educators and schools can learn more about Ringbeller and the entire video series available for subscription by visiting https://www.ringbeller.com/

About Ringbeller
Described as “TED meets Mr. Rogers,” Ringbeller is an education media company that brings kindness into the classroom and teaches K-5 students the important 21st century skills―such as creative problem solving and social emotional acumen―needed to compete in the modern workforce. Parents, guidance counselors, innovation and technology coordinators, librarians and teachers use Ringbeller as the perfect companion to support social-emotional learning (SEL), design thinking and makerspace exploration for young learners.

Ross Romano
MindRocket Media Group, Inc.
856-498-7765
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Ringbeller Episode 1 with Seth Godin


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OurTV – A New Digital Satellite TV Service launches on NigComSat 1R

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Trefoil Networks Ltd on Monday, 10 February 2020, introduced OurTV to the Nigerian market.

OurTV is here to take away your worries of how to get premium and exclusive free-to-view channels without monthly subscription”

— Chinenye Okoli

ABUJA, FCT, NIGERIA, March 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — OurTV is a Direct to Home (DTH) TV Broadcast Satellite Service with a one-time payment for Set top Boxes, that offers absolutely Free-To-View unique and exciting channels with the use of OurTV Set Top Boxes or decoders.

OurTV is the first and only H265 DTH Platform in Africa with over 18 unique and exciting channels. Protected by Verimatrix VCAS, OurTV is a hybrid platform that offers completely Free-to-View Channels with no monthly subscription, PVR and IP capability to watch Youtube and other Over-the-Air (OTT).

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WD-HAN – Creating in a COVID World

WD-HAN Shiver Album Art

Shiver Album Art

Cal Henry, Spencer Barnes and Lea Campbell of WD-HAN

Cal Henry, Spencer Barnes and Lea Campbell of WD-HAN

WD-HAN Live Concert Opening for Kaleo

WD-HAN Live

Coming March 27 as Song Two in WD-HAN’s 2020 Spring Quartet, Shiver continues to lay the foundation for building inner strength.

WD-HAN have captured the ‘fun’ of rock n’ roll, combined it with a passion for the blues and the result is a song that the reader should play very loudly, and multiple times over.”

— Marnie Burt

TAMPA BAY, FL, UNITED STATES, March 23, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Coming March 27 as Song Two in WD-HAN’s 2020 Spring Quartet, "Shiver" continues to lay the foundation for building inner strength.

In this challenging month, when the world is balanced between intimacy and distance, "Shiver" brings you another lesson in the book of people: Some people scratch fingernails on the blackboard of your soul. WD-HAN takes a haunting, spooky look at those who defy all understanding, and shrugs them off as irrelevant. Those who would weaken you mean nothing.

This amazing song takes all the sting out of betrayal, bringing you relief and new life. It uses specific musical techniques to accomplish this, not the least of which is Cal Henry’s guitar interlude from about 2:30 to 2:50. Those twenty seconds are worth the price of admission all by themself.

Timely and timeless, "Shiver" relieves the tensions others try to lay on you, allowing you to face whatever comes.

Pre-save "Shiver" on Spotify or Apple Music here: https://ffm.to/shiver

All press inquiries or for Media to preview the release via private link please contact: Marjorye Henry – marjorye@wdhan.com

"WD-HAN have captured the ‘fun’ of rock n’ roll, combined it with a passion for the blues and the result is a song that the reader should play very loudly, and multiple times over." – Marnie Burt, Turtle Tempo

"With the high-octane ingenuity WD-HAN pours into their tracks, they’re far from a dusty revival band. Their sound is tensile, dynamic, and they are more than efficacious when it comes to sharing that infectious Jim Jones-style furore through their records." – Amelia Vandergast, A&R Factory Blog

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Online Animation School Offers Free Help to Schools Scrambling to Get Online Amid COVID-19

Vancouver Animation School founder Mario Pochat demonstrates FAME, software developed by his online school to connect students and instructors from around the world. Photo by Cornelia Naylor

Vancouver Animation School founder Mario Pochat demonstrates FAME, software developed by his online school to connect students and instructors from around the world. Photo by Cornelia Naylor

"There's so many schools that need to go online now and have no clue how to do it…"

We all need to contribute to the COVID situation and this is our way of helping other schools in need.”

— Mario Pochat

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADDA, March 23, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Vancouver Animation School's head office is located in a Big Bend industrial park, but its instructors and students live all over the world, teaching and learning on the school's digital platform, designed in-house to simulate the interactivity of a film studio.

In 2016, the school launched FAME, an online platform loaded with arts and technology courses created by subject-matter experts for students in grades 4 to 12 and higher.

This week, the school announced it is extending its free trial for schools from 14 to 90 days – or longer if in-person instruction continues to be suspended.

"We're all on the same boat here," VANAS founder Mario Pochat told the NOW. "There's so many schools that need to go online now and have no clue how to do it, so our contribution, because we're experts in the online education industry, is FAME. There's a video that explains step by step how a school can transition to online education; use the platform for those 90 days. If (the pandemic) keeps on expanding, we'll keep on expanding everything for the wellbeing of K12 schools."

Besides the arts and tech courses already on the platform, schools can also create and upload their own courses, according to Pochat.

"Let's say they do biology," he said. "We don't do biology ourselves, but they can do that themselves in FAME, and then they have a decision to make: would they like to share that biology course with the world or just keep it private for their students."

There is no video chat on the platform to avoid scheduling mayhem. Instead, students and teachers interact at their own time, similar as they would on Facebook or Instagram, minus the video component.

"There's chat boxes, there's assignments, there's collaboration, but there's no scheduled classes, this allows FAME to be adapted to every school calendar and activities," Pochat said.

FAME is already being used in B.C. by EBUS Academy, a public distance learning school out of Vanderhoof and the Richmond Centre for Disability, according to case studies on the FAME website.

Since Saturday, when Pochat announced VANAS's free offer to help schools transition online with FAME, he said 66 schools from around the world have signed up.

Most are in the U.S. but five are Canadian.

Once things are back to normal at the brick and mortar schools, Pochat said they can either cancel their accounts or pay to keep using them.

"It's up to them. This is not a drill to make them customers. This is different, we all need to contribute to the COVID situation and this is our way of helping others" he said.

For more information about FAME, visit FAME4schools.

Read more from Cornelia Naylor at the Burnaby NOW

FAME is a complete learning platform that brings innovative STEAM programs to school networks.

Unlike other empty or one-sided platforms. FAME integrates with the school mandate, curricula and teacher's workflow.

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Vancouver Animation School
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"David's Crazy Love of Horses: A Cassidy-Inspired Tale" kids' book to be released on music icon's 70th birthday April 12

The Kindle version of "David's Crazy Love of Horses: A Cassidy-Inspired Tale" is available on Amazon worldwide for $8.99 US starting April 12

The Kindle version of “David’s Crazy Love of Horses: A Cassidy-Inspired Tale” is available on Amazon worldwide for $8.99 US starting April 12

The paperback version of "David's Crazy Love of Horses: A Cassidy-Inspired Tale" is available on Amazon on April 12, 2020

The paperback version of “David’s Crazy Love of Horses: A Cassidy-Inspired Tale” is available on Amazon ($13.99) on April 12, 2020, and is a book that gets real with kids about situations in life that everyone faces.

Canadian author Marlene Habib's second book, "David's Crazy Love of Horses: A Cassidy-Inspired Tale" was illustrated by Windsor, Ont., artist Roy G. James

Canadian author Marlene Habib’s second book, “David’s Crazy Love of Horses: A Cassidy-Inspired Tale” was illustrated by Windsor, Ont., artist Roy G. James

60-page Kindle book on Amazon, with original illustrations chronicling Partridge Family star's life, aims to attract a new generation of fans to Cassidymania

This book is for the millions of fans who love David, and for those who may not even know him, including today's kids, and even their kids, so they'll learn about and remember his remarkable life.”

— Marlene Habib, David's Crazy Love of Horses: A Cassidy-Inspired Tale

TORONTO, ON, CA, March 21, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Partridge Family star David Cassidy was the biggest entertainer in the world in the early 1970s, and now a new kids' book inspired by the late music-acting-horse racing icon is set for release on what would have been his 70th birthday on April 12, 2020, with the aim of attracting a new generation of fans.

"David's Crazy Love of Horses: A Cassidy-Inspired Tale, A special boy's rockstar life comes full circle to his real joy" is a part-reality, part-fantasy book written by Canadian author and news journalist Marlene Habib and beautifully illustrated by Windsor, Ont., artist Roy G. James.

(Preorders of the book on Kindle ($8.99 US) are available on Amazon worldwide, with both Kindle and softcover books ($13.99 each) available for purchase on April 12.)

"David's Crazy Love of Horses: A Cassidy-Inspired Tale" is Ms. Habib's followup to "David Cassidy: Crazy Over You in Saratoga," a thoroughly researched book about his love of and history with horses and racing, written and published in 2018 just a few months after he passed away in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Nov. 21, 2017. Proceeds go to the Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation, a charity Mr. Cassidy supported.

The cover of the 60-page "David's Crazy Love of Horses: A Cassidy-Inspired Tale" features an illustration of a young David with a horse, microphone and TV in a bubble over his head – reflecting Mr. Cassidy's real thoughts on his three loves from childhood.

"Since David sadly passed away, legions of fans worldwide have honoured him, but I still feared that David and what he meant to the world would one day be forgotten," says Ms. Habib. "This book is for the millions of fans who love David, and for those who may not even know him, including today's kids, and even their kids, so they'll learn about and remember his remarkable life."

The book, aimed at kids ages 7-13 but to be enjoyed by all ages, follows the life of a little boy born in New York City to celebrity parents, and how he made his dreams more than just wishes, becoming the biggest musician in the world while staying true to his love of horses and horse racing. The emotional last chapter includes how David's life came full circle, from growing up loving horses as a way to deal with his loneliness, to moving to Florida and his cherished home Casa de Mayan, and ending up at peace in his favourite city, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., where he raised and raced horses.

It's written to not dumb-down to kids, meaning it doesn't attempt to mask the real-life situations we all face in life – situations Mr. Cassidy grew up with.

"It's a book that touches on family issues, personal struggles and joys, and uplifting times and heartache like all of us go through but can be overcome," says Ms. Habib. "Because David was such a big star, sometimes people forgot that he was human like all of us – this book makes sure to bring out the humanity in this superstar that he strived to have recognized, but does it in a way that children can relate to."

The emotionally charged description of the book reads, in part: "What if you could grow up to be a rockstar and sing at a concert in front of a stadium full of screaming fans? What if you could become such a famous TV actor that everyone would know who you are wherever you go? So famous that sometimes you’d find fans hiding in your closet, and even have to hide under a blanket from people! Or maybe, you just want to have your own horses to ride and have fun with – that way you could go to places you only dreamed of. Well, what if you could do all those things – it's not impossible, because dreams are nothing more than wishes, as a special little boy named David would find out. David Bruce Cassidy entered the world on April 12, 1950, in Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital in New York City, a 7-pound, 15-ounce bundle born to Evelyn Ward during her eight-year marriage to another actor, Jack Cassidy. David looked like the perfect picture puzzle combining his mom’s exotic beauty and his dad’s handsome face and dimples. But David’s dad wasn’t there for the special birth because he was working in another country. He also wasn’t there for much of David’s important early years of his life. After David learned something shocking about his parents' relationship, something lots of regular kids even have to deal with, his thoughts drifted more into his own happy world filled with horses…."

MEDIA CONTACT: For digital copies of "David's Crazy Love of Horses: A Cassidy-Inspired Tale" and/or to arrange interviews with author Marlene Habib and/or illustrator Roy G. James, call 416-894-4625 or email davidcassidysaratogabook@gmail.com.

NOTE: Books mentioned in this press release as well as photos and illustrations are strictly copyrighted, but can be duplicated for media purposes.

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THE BANKER NOW AVAILABLE GLOBALLY ON APPLE TV+

The Banker

An Apple Original

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, March 21, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Inspired by true events, “The Banker” centers on revolutionary businessmen Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie) and Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson), who devise an audacious and risky plan to take on the racist establishment of the 1960s by helping other African Americans pursue the American dream. Along with Garrett’s wife Eunice (Nia Long), they train a working class white man, Matt Steiner (Nicholas Hoult), to pose as the rich and privileged face of their burgeoning real estate and banking empire – while Garrett and Morris pose as a janitor and a chauffeur. Their success ultimately draws the attention of the federal government, which threatens everything the four have built. The drama is directed by George Nolfi (“The Adjustment Bureau”) and produced by Joel Viertel. Brad Feinstein produced under his Romulus Entertainment banner, along with producers Nolfi, Nnamdi Asomugha, Jonathan Baker, David Lewis Smith and Anthony Mackie. The executive producers are Joseph F. Ingrassia, Samuel L. Jackson, Will Greenfield, David Gendron and Ali Jazayeri. “The Banker” is written by Niceole Levy, George Nolfi, David Lewis Smith and Stan Younger from a story by David Lewis Smith, Stan Younger and Brad Caleb Kane.

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung and LG smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, as well as at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. The Apple TV app will be available on Sony and VIZIO smart TVs later this year. For a limited time, customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free. This special offer is good for three months after the first activation of the eligible device.*

*One subscription per Family Sharing group. Plan automatically renews until cancelled. Restrictions and other terms apply; visit apple.com/promo for more information.

Corby Pons
WIT PR
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