Country Star Jimmy Robbins Now Using Etymotics MusicPRO Electronic Earplugs

(PRWEB) July 31, 2014

A chance meeting at last Aprils ASCAP I Create Music EXPO in Hollywood introduced country artist/writer-producer Jimmy Robbins to Etymotic Research and their hearing health products for musicians. Etymotic is an innovator in hearing wellness solutions, and maker of MusicPRO

Security Expert Jordan Frankel, Commonly Known as the Security Sensei, Warns the Public of one of Americas Most Underreported Crimes: Home Invasions

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014

Jordan Frankel, commonly known as the The Security Sensei, is an internationally renowned security consultant and victims’ rights advocate. Mr. Frankel continues to warn women and families about the rise of one of America’s most underreported crimes: home invasion. Mr. Frankel, the Founder and Executive Vice President of Global Security Experts (GSE), Inc. is pressing law enforcement agencies to start recording the number of home invasions committed each year, so citizens can better protect themselves against this increasingly deadly threat.

Numerous times, many law enforcement and city officials have told me off the record that cities have no desire to advertise violent crimes in their communities, said Frankel. This means that often, violent home invasions are lumped into categories like burglary, which does not communicate the violent nature of many of these incidents.

Unlike burglars, home invaders deliberately target occupied dwellings with the intention of using fear, intimidation and violence to obtain valuables. Home invaders operate in a violent brazen fashion, working quickly to enter and exit your home in a brief time window. Homeowners who refuse to comply with invaders demands can be met with violence upon themselves or their family members. Unfortunately, a kicked-in door is typically the beginning of most home invasion nightmares that may include robbery, kidnapping, rape or worse.

“Sadly, home invasions are on the rise in the United States. Criminals strike indiscriminately in quiet towns, wealthy suburbs, middle class neighborhoods and counties nationwide. The criminals responsible for this terror have no regard for human life; they will murder or maim to steal valuables and other precious items. The severity of these acts demands better cataloguing by law enforcement because this information can enable women and families to guard against this heinous crime,” states Mr. Frankel.

Consider the following frightening statistics:

1 of every 5 homes will experience a break-in or violent home invasion.

78% of break-ins occur forcibly through a locked door.

Enter OnGARD, the patent pending security door lock/brace designed by GSE. Five years in development, the unique two-piece design utilizes both the strength of the floor and the same space age polymer used in US fighter planes. OnGARD’s remarkable strength easily resists blows from kick-ins, shoulder slams and even sledge hammers,” says Mr. Frankel.

Without OnGARD a door frame will likely splinter and separate from a deadbolt during a home invasion. For example: An average sized male using a 5 pound sledgehammer can easily destroy the door frame and/or deadbolt with just a few quick blows, leaving a family vulnerable to a burglar or attacker. Doors protected with the OnGARD door brace can withstand a force up to 1800 lbs PSI.

“An alarm system alone cannot keep your family safe, said Frankel. An alarm system typically sounds only after a break-in has occurred, which means the intruder in most cases has already entered the home. Sadly, criminals can do the ‘unthinkable’ between an alarm sounding and the police arriving on scene. And law enforcement may not respond for as much as 30 minutes!

A typical homeowner can install OnGARD is less than 10 minutes. For only $ 99.00 dollars, this extraordinary device could quite simply save your life. Get one step ahead of the criminals and install OnGARD today.

About Global Security Experts:

For nearly two decades, Jordan Frankel has led the professionals at Global Security Experts in providing affordable, customized home security solutions for the everyday citizen. Global Security Experts offers the latest state-of-the-art security devices and physical deterrents to home invasion, as well as on-site training to families, businesses and individuals worldwide. Frankel, known as the Security Sensei, is a highly trusted authority in the field of residential security. He has completed home security makeovers and trainings for celebrities, high-profile business executives, and even a former President of the United States. Frankel and his revolutionary security inventions have been featured on several national television shows and in news outlets throughout the country, including The Oprah Show, The Rachael Ray Show, Fox News, The Boston Herald and more. Additionally, Frankel has authored countless articles for a variety of the most respected security publications worldwide. To learn more and to find out what Global Security Experts can do for you, visit

J.M. Field Marketing Successfully Releases New Video Series for New and Potential Ecommerce Clients

Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) July 28, 2014

With Ecommerce sales booming, a variety of industries have turned to online shopping carts as a solution to increase sales and generate awareness for their company. Positioned as a specialist on both Ecommerce strategy and online trends, and after much demand, J.M. Field Marketing has begun a video series that will address in-depth the many factors to consider and be aware of when building an online store.

Titled “How to Sell a Product Online with an Ecommerce Website”, this video tackles often overlooked elements that are vital to a successful online store including obtaining hosting, inventory tracking software and more.

We know there are many startup companies out there that want to turn a profit online, but arent fully aware of Ecommerce trends or how to start, said Ryan Schoeneck, Senior Director of Fulfillment Services at J.M. Field Marketing. This video gives step by step instructions as well as recommendations for Ecommerce shopping carts, online merchant accounts, platforms and more.

Industries such as entertainment, beauty, apparel, technology and travel have already transitioned into Ecommerce powerhouses and have seen sales boost tremendously from online efforts. Already, global business-to-consumers Ecommerce sales have gained $ 1.5 trillion this year with 28 million small businesses contributing. Ecommerce trends focused on improving the online shopping experience have skyrocketed this year to being multi-screen, extra user-friendly, and easily accessible.

Along with an easy-to-navigate, secure website, expectations for faster turn-around times for shipped packages are increasing. While past deliveries from Ecommerce stores took about 2 days to 2 weeks, next-day deliveries have become more common, such as with the fulfillment services at J.M. Field Marketing. All orders at J.M. Field Marketing get shipped the very same day they are placed.

Most customers expect next day delivery on their orders and shipment, and J.M. Field Marketing provides that, added Schoeneck. We pride ourselves in fast and efficient delivery for all of our fulfillment clients and their consumers.

Another Ecommerce trend improves mobile shipping by making Ecommerce sites mobile optimized instead of just mobile friendly. Last year, the mobile component of Ecommerce cost approximately $ 42.8 billion. As of now, the U.S. mobile Ecommerce market is expected to hit $ 50 billion in sales. A third of visits to Ecommerce stores are derived from mobile devices such as phones and tablets. According to Internet Retailer, mobile Ecommerce will account for half of Ecommerce by 2018. Mobile advertising, along with social media and search ads, is another one of the Ecommerce trends that has risen, primarily among large businesses.

Research regarding current Ecommerce solutions has allowed J.M. Field Marketing to gain an even stronger grasp on online sales and web marketing strategies. With this data and analysis, J.M. Field Marketing will continue to improve the online buying experience for several types of consumers in every industry available.

About J.M. Field Marketing

J.M. Field Marketing offers a seamless integration of marketing solutions, from design and printed collateral to marketing materials, product fulfillment, web-based inventory management, data collection, inventory systems, and call center services. The companys mission is to work as a direct extension of its clients brand providing the services every business needs to help increase revenue in todays competitive market. With over 205,000 square feet in storage capacity, J.M. Field Marketings pick and pack services provide assistance and advantages to our clients in materials production, online order processing, and web-based inventory management.

J.M. Field Marketings clients include the banking industry, travel industry, entertainment industry, security industry, hair care products, and more.

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Centenary Alumnus Signs on as Metropolitan Opera Singer

Shreveport, LA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014

This week Gregory Warren 98 began his tenure at North Americas largest opera company, the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

His contract will allow him to sing in the chorus as well as supporting roles. Warren acknowledges this is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

His success, however, did not come without its challenges. Towards the end of his time at Centenary, Warren was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and had to undergo major treatment. Due to his health, Warren was not able to perform his senior recital until after his first year as a graduate student.

Warren graduated from Centenary with a degree in vocal performance and attributes much of his success to the Hurley School of Music program.

One of the most important things of my career was finding the right voice teacher at such a crucial age when beginning college, said Warren. I studied with Dr. Gale Odom for my entire time at Centenary, and she was the one responsible for helping me have one of the most stable foundations in my technique. This allowed me to have continued success throughout my career.

Warren was an active member of the Centenary Choir and also learned operatic skills from former Centenary professor, Dr. Horace English.

I was able to perform all the time throughout my college career, said Warren. This is one of the most important things one could ask for as a student; the chance to simply perform.

After singing for eight years in Europe, Warren has welcomed the change of coming back to the States and is thrilled about the opportunity.

To be able to pursue my passion as a career, and get paid for it, is a dream come true, said Warren. This position is the closest thing to a guaranteed living in the business.

The Metropolitan Opera produces 200 performances each season, with an audience of about 800,000 people and several million who watch performances at the cinema. The Metropolitan Opera Company has an annual budget of $ 327 million and employs 3,400 people.


About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College of Louisiana is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South.

Flashpoints LED Lights Are the Newest Lighting Collection for Photo and Video Available Exclusively at Adorama

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 24, 2014

Adorama, one of the worlds largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, is now selling a brand new line of Flashpoint LED lights designed for both camera and stand-mounted use. New photography and videography lights from Flashpoint include the SpeedLight Partner and the VariAngle light, as well as a collection of LED lights in both standard and bi-color options. New stand-mounted lights include various models of circular and panel lights. These Flashpoint LED lights are available exclusively in store at Adorama and online.

Camera Mounted LED Lights:

Flashpoint SpeedLight Partner

The new Flashpoint SpeedLight Partner is invaluable when shooting in dark locations or outdoors at night. A lightweight LED that straps to the top of an on-camera speedlight, it ensures that the camera will have enough contrast on the subject to focus and give a boost of light to the speedlight for shooting in extra-dark areas where stands may not be suitable, such as a nightclub or intimate wedding venue. Light enough to go anywhere with enough light output to go everywhere, the SpeedLight Partner provides instant, continuous LED super power when coupled with an HD-DSLR for video capture and can also act as a brilliant modeling light for still photos. Whether in camera or video capture mode, the SpeedLight Partner is ready to go with a wide beam spread of 80 degrees to deliver flicker-free, pleasing illumination at even the closest proximity.

The SpeedLight Partner runs with silent, ventilated cooling for zero interference during audio recording, and its slim battery and lightweight body make its weight unnoticeable in use. Thoughtfully designed for ultimate work efficiency, the SpeedLight Partner also features a Super AF Assist mode for advanced versatility. This mode produces a stronger, brighter beam for approximately eight seconds for absolute focus in even the darkest of situations as well as farther focusing distances. With a long lamp hour life and a standard rechargeable NB2LH battery, the SpeedLight Partner provides trouble-free, economical shooting and takes speedlight work to a whole new level.

The Flashpoint SpeedLight Partner is now available exclusively from Adorama for 39.95 USD.

Flashpoint VariAngle

The Flashpoint VariAngle is an LED panel that attaches to a cameras hot shoe or can be used on a stand to provide videographers and still photographers who use DSLRs and HD camcorders with a focusable beam from a 25-degree spot to a standard 60-degree spread. The VariAngles state-of-the-art LED lights offer consistent color temperature, flicker-free output and no color shift when dimming. When used outdoors, the small, self-contained LED light produces copious fill light to alleviate deep shadows while blending available ambient light to add modeling to subjects. Two interchangeable color correcting panels give the user instantaneous flexibility between 3200K and 5600K to provide lightning-fast solutions for run and gun shooters. Stepless control dials on the rear of the unit control brightness levels to assure flicker-free shooting.

Incredibly lightweight, the VariAngle has a clear digital battery power level indicator and runs off almost any capacity, industry standard Sony-type lithium battery cells or AA batteries. The VariAngle is a powerhouse lighting source, from its abundant light output to its super tough black ABS outer construction, promising unparalleled, focusable and desirable lighting for every need.

The Flashpoint VariAngle is now available exclusively from Adorama for 149.95 USD.

Flashpoint LED On-Camera Lights

Flashpoints new LED on-camera light collection includes both standard and bi-color models with various LED lamp counts. Standard models (daylight) are available in 126, 150, 160 and 300 lamp counts, and bi-color models (daylight and tungsten) come in 144, 198 and 312 lamp counts. All are portable, providing active videographers and still photographers with a soft but brilliant beam throughout a 60-degree spread. Like the SpeedLight Partner and the VariAngle, the on-camera light collection promises accurate color temperatures, flicker-free output and no color shift when dimming. The on-camera LED collection marries strong light power with superb lightweight stature, each model shining at distances beyond 16 feet while remaining easily portable. These LED lights from Flashpoint can be powered by almost any industry-standard Sony- or Panasonic-type lithium battery cell or universally available AA batteries.

Flashpoint LED on-camera lights are now available exclusively from Adorama from 49.95 USD – 134.95 USD.

Stand Mounted LED Lights:

Flashpoint LED Circular Lights

Flashpoint LED circular lights follow the traditional round reflector design with a modern, brilliant LED source. The soft, flattering glow is ideal for lighting subjects with or without the included fitted diffusion cloth, which produces a soft box quality. The circular array creates pleasing illumination and naturally round catch lights, imitating sunlit highlights. While extremely brilliant and efficient, the LED circular light collection keeps subjects comfortable, even when used close up. Color is consistent and flicker-free at 5600K, even when dimming down to 10-percent, and light output from 10- to 100-percent can be remotely controlled for less intrusive presence on set and for convenient adjustment of lights mounted in hard to reach locations. An included AC adapter powers the unit.

Flashpoint LED circular lights are now available exclusively from Adorama from 200.00 USD 950.00 USD.

Flashpoint LED PanelLights

The Flashpoint CL-1300 LED PanelLight packs in power and precision without the heat and maintenance of hot lights, providing 1296 points of soft, directed illumination for a beautiful blend of flattering light. It includes a diffuser and warming color correction panel. Its sibling, the CL-1300B PanelLight is a bi-color option that delivers beautifully blended 5600K Daylight to 3200K Tungsten for precise color balancing and a cool bath of flattering light.

The LED panel light collection was designed with the ability to combine up to a four units into a single array with interlocking ports and series cables. Additional remote control extensions are included with the combination brackets to control the intensity and color balance of each panel simultaneously, and there is an optional remote controller for controlling the units from a convenient distance. Enjoy the freedom of lighting portability with industry standard 7.2-volt V-mount batteries for ultimate satisfaction during field use or rely on a standard 12v AC adapter.

Flashpoint LED panel lights are now available exclusively from Adorama from 449.95 USD 799.94 USD.

ADORAMA: More Than a Camera Store

Adorama is more than a camera store its one of the worlds largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers. Serving customers for more than 35 years, Adorama has grown from its flagship NYC store to include the leading online destination for photography, video and consumer electronics. Adorama’s vast product offerings encompass home entertainment, mobile computing, and professional video and audio, while its services include an in-house photo lab, AdoramaPix, pro equipment rental at Adorama Rental Company, and the award-winning Adorama Learning Center, which offers free education for photographers in online channels such as the popular Adorama TV.

Adorama is listed as one of the top five electronics retailers by Consumer Reports, Best of the Web by, Internet Retailers Top 100, and is the official Electronics Retailer of the NY Giants.

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Fascinating Dance and Music Festivals in Waynesville Begin Near Sunset Falls at Bald Creek

Asheville, North Carolina (PRWEB) July 19, 2014

Vibrant heritage celebrations are a staple of Waynesville NC festivals. This area is known for its illuminating performances and rich cultural influence, but one festival near the Blue Ridge Parkway entrance is the talk of the town in 2014. The Folkmoot USA International Dance and Music Festival is one of the finest mountain festivals and welcomes folks from around the world to explore its entertainment and embrace diversity. Check out one of the most fantastic events in history and find out which gated mountain community in North Carolina gets a front row seat!

July 18, 2014 is the big day for residents of one of the best mountain towns in Western North Carolina. The Folkmoot USA International Dance and Music Festival is the highlight of the summer and is celebrated for two whole weeks in different local mountain towns. From July 18-27th, residents living near the Blue Ridge Parkway entrance have their choice of exotic performances, parades, dance parties, arts and crafts vendors and more.

Now, on its 28th year, this festival features 200 groups from 100 different countries that perform and display their work in the towns of Asheville, Waynesville, Franklin, Burnsville, Maggie Valley, and Hendersonville. Twelve cities in total participate in the Folkmoot Festival each year and thousands of attendees unite to learn more about heritage and culture that exist around the globe.

No wonder is it called the Folkmoot Festival! Folkmoot actually means Meeting of People and that is exactly what happens during these events. While there are plenty of Waynesville NC festivals, this one is a showstopper! Check out some of the scheduled events for the 2014 Folkmoot USA International Dance and Music Festival:

July 18: Folkmoot USA Parade opening ceremonies begin at 12:30 p.m.

July 19: International Festival Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

July 20: World Friendship Day at 3:30 p.m. at the Stuart Auditorium

July 21: Gala Performance & Champagne Reception at 7:30 p.m. located at Stompin Ground, Maggie Valley

July 25: Folkmoot Group Guest Appearance at Mountain Street Dance at 6:30 p.m located on Main Street in Waynesville

July 26,: Performance & Workshop at 3:00 p.m. hosted by the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds

July 27: Candlelight Closing begins at 7:00 p.m. at Lake Junaluska

There are many places to be and performances to see for families who live near the Blue Ridge Parkway entrance over the coming weeks. Residents living in one specific gated mountain community in North Carolina, known as Sunset Falls at Bald Creek, know that this is the place for authentic entertainment. Retirees and families are so close to the action that they can visit the performances any day they like. The convenient location of Sunset Falls at Bald Creek to Waynesville is just another perk of the community, but there are many more.

This cozy mountain community is nestled in the lap of the Smoky Mountains, and it is just a short drive to downtown Waynesville. The neighborhood consists of 300 spacious acres and the endless views of mountain peaks are a sight for sore eyes, not to mention the twinkle lights in the evenings. However, the miles of natural terrain, chilled waterfalls and crystal clear creeks are not just for show.

Baby Boomers living here spend their days: kayaking, fishing, hunting, skeet-shooting, rafting, skiing, hiking and even hot air-ballooning. For the people who thrive to be outdoors and stay fit, Sunset Falls at Bald Creek has nearby sports amenities at the 54,000 square foot Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center, the Cataloochee Ski Resort and golf courses in Waynesville. With all the outdoor recreation combined with the thrilling Waynesville NC festivals, it is safe to assume that no one is bored at Sunset Falls at Bald Creek.

To schedule a tour of this gated mountain community in North Carolina, call real estate developer Michael Posey direct at 828.545.8200.

About Real Estate Scorecard:

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Film Movement Announces Two Acclaimed Indies Available on DVD August 19

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 18, 2014

Film Movement (, the distributor of award-winning independent and foreign films, announces today that THE AUCTION and GRIGRIS will be released on DVD on August 19. Both dramas, from French Canada and Chad respectively, earned acclaim and awards at the Cannes Film Festival last year.

A Critics Week winner at the Cannes Film Festival, THE AUCTION is the sophomore feature from Canadian director Sebastien Pilote. The film follows the aging Gaby, a man of few words who maintains his family farm alone, his grown daughters long since moved on from rural life. When his eldest returns home with the news that shes divorcing and will lose her home without a loan, he quietly begins the work to auction off the land and livestock that otherwise would have been his legacy. Told with a quiet intensity, THE AUCTION depicts the lengths one father is willing to go to tend to his family as steadfastly as he does his farm.

The fifth feature from acclaimed director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (A Screaming Man), GRIGRIS was honored with the Vulcan Award for technical achievement at Cannes Film Festival and was the African nation of Chads official entry into the Academy Awards

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Brad Weesner Joins the Exclusive Haute Design Network

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) July 17, 2014

The Haute Design Network welcomes Brad Weesner of Brad Weesner Design, headquartered in Baltimore, MD. As the newest member for 2014, Brad is known for his superior talents in timeless interior design and management experience with luxury hotels, such as the Ritz Carlton.

Brad Weesners professionalism, nine years of experience, willingness to meet the needs of clients, and the ability to flawlessly finish projects that transcend trends place him in the top tier of mid-Atlantic interior designers.

About Haute Design Network

Haute Design Network selects interior designers that have demonstrated a high level of expertise, professionalism, and accomplishment in their field. This elite circle of leading interior designers is encouraged to expose readers to several elements from past and current design trends as they provide a glimpse into future innovations, while offering both inspiration and exceptional resources for those seeking experienced luxury interior designers and sophisticated interior design firms.

Brad Weesner is featured on Haute Design Networks comprehensive website as a distinguished member alongside other leading interior designers from across the country. Network members have the exclusive opportunity to interact with viewers by utilizing the Haute Design Network platform via customized blog posts and unique design features. Visit the Haute Design Network at

About Brad Weesner of Brad Weesner Design

Raised in Washington, D.C., Brad has been surrounded by the classicism, diplomacy, graciousness, and global environment that only the nations capital can provide. Utilizing his luxury hotel management experience, he understands the daunting experience of entrusting something as personal as your home to an interior designer. The clients desire for functionality is the firms primary focus when working on both residential and hospitality/corporate projectstransforming a once mundane interior into a remarkable living/work space.

The use of original artwork, wonderful lighting, timeless designs, and calming colors are the hallmark of Weesners design work. Recent projects include: The Graduate Studio Center, MICA in Baltimore, The Leake Hall & Founders Green Residence Life Buildings, MICA in Baltimore, the historic The Weinburg Center for the Performing Arts in Frederick, MD, and Annies Paramount Steak House, a 60-year-old landmark in Washington D.C.

The designers residential projects include a custom 15,000 square foot stone faced colonial and a contemporary and glamorous penthouse both located in Bethesda, a Ritz Carlton penthouse in Baltimore.

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