NOW PLAYING at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax
Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon, Best Picture nominee The Help stars Emma Stone as Skeeter, Academy Award nominee Viola Davis (Doubt) as Aibileen and Academy Award nominee Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed—even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times. Deeply moving, filled with poignancy, humor and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the ability to create change.
NOW PLAYING at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax
Hollywood, California (PRWEB) February 27, 2012
Its that time of year again where armchair fashionistas everywhere put on their best tiaras and tune into the Superbowl of red carpet events…The Oscars. Among the fashion fumbles detected on the Red Carpet Sunday night, by international fashion stylists Ruth and Sara Levy, were Meryl Streeps unusual golden getup, Viola Davis‘ sqwoobs (squished boobs) and Emma Stones suicide by satin gown.
Sara & Ruth are style experts who have appeared on The Rachael Ray Show and NBCs Cracking The Fashion Code. The twin sisters provide fashion styling to a large international clientele. The Levy sisters also own TheFashionCode.com, a successful fashion site which helps women discover their ideal clothing proportions – regardless of their size, shape or age.
The Twins noted, The theme of this years Oscar fashions seemed to be White Wedding. In fact, eight out of the nine celebs below looked like theyd been plucked straight from a wedding chapel. Whether they resembled the bride, bridesmaid or mother of the bride, some where white hot, while some were definitely not…
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According to the twins, It was no honeymoon for Rooney Mara with her flying nun inspired bodice. This dress gave wings to her breasts and apparently they flew away. The neckline plunged so deeply, if shed had more real estate on top this would have been an F.C.C. fine waiting to happen.
Milla Jovovich, was radiant for her virgin voyage down the Academy Awards presenters aisle. From head to toe she was a vision in white.
Meryl Streep looked like she was with the band in her voluminous, Liberace-inspired gold gown. Apparently she wasnt aware that its the Oscar statuette who should have a metallic finish – not the nominee.
Guiliana Rancic wont be arrested by the Fashion Police for her great gown. She did Joan Rivers proud. The proportions of this dress are perfect. From the flattering depth of the neckline to the flare of her skirt – which should always start above the knee, she exemplified true Hollywood style.
Shailene Woodley looks like a Mayflower mail-order bride. Guess she had plenty of time on the boat ride over to add the finishing crochet touches to her frock. All thats missing for this Pilgrim is a pair of black boots with square gold buckles.
Kristin Wiig… always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Her drab dress is the color of New York snow and resembles a used Swiffer. It looks like a Project Runway mishap. In fact, if you listen hard, you can hear Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn as they run screaming from the room.
In a perfect world we would have loved some beautiful Harry Winstons dangling from Gweneth Paltrows ears, but otherwise she looked elegant and statuesque in her Tom Ford creation.
Viola Davis should have won Best Supported Actress with her neckline. Looking at this dress we felt like we were having a staring contest with her girlfriends. Remember, the first thing a well designed dress should showcases is you – and not just your cleavage. In any case, thank goodness for double-sided tape.
Octavia Spencer was the belle of the ball in her white beaded gown. We love Octavia because she proves what we always tell our clients – you dont have to be model thin to dress beautifully, you just need to know what works for you and your proportions.
TheFashionCode.com has been applauded for it’s dedication to empowering women with the tools for dressing beautifully for their unique bodies – rather than being a slave to unrealistic fashion trends. They are known for their eye opening use of before and after fashion photos which illustrate how any woman can look ten pounds thinner, ten years younger and infinitely more stylish, regardless of her size or age. Visit them at TheFashionCode.com for more information.
The Kansas City rap king has sold more than 500,000 albums independently, performed in front of more than half a million people in the last three years and established himself as one of underground rap's most respected artists. With the impending release of his third national album, the monumental Everready (The Religion), Tech N9ne is poised to graduate from one of rap's best-kept secrets to a major international superstar.
After experiencing a number of professional setbacks while promoting his critically acclaimed Anghellic and Absolute Power albums, Tech N9ne felt that Everready (The Religion) was an affirmation of his staying power. "I wanted to name it Everready because if you look at the old Eveready batteries, their logo included nine lives," Tech explains. "That album title symbolizes nine lives, another life after death. I've had a lot of deaths in the music industry and there's still life after all that. The Religion, the reason I subtitled it that is because I want this album to be something that's being studied or praised. It's like calling it a doctrine."
Such a mandate is a natural conclusion after listening to Everready (The Religion). The album teams with blockbuster songs and stellar production. "Jellysickle," for instance, features Bay Area rap legend E-40 and a thumping, addictive club-ready beat from superproducer Rick Rock (Jay-Z, Fabolous). Despite the track's freshness, it made Tech N9ne think back to his early material.
"It reminded me of an old Tech N9ne, like 'Mitch Bade,'" he reveals. "It's like a 2006 'Mitch Bade,' so I had to talk about the same thing: jealous people, stupid people. Kansas City is a place where hatred is at an all-time high. I thought it would capture that persona of the ghetto."
As Tech N9ne has emerged as one of rap's most innovative, creatively fearless artists, there has been a segment of his fans who feel that he's abandoned his hardcore background. Tech addresses the situation on the aggressive yet elegantly produced "Come Gangsta." "After all these years of people telling me that my music was for white people, that I needed to come with gangster stuff," Tech says. "Music is supposed to inspire and evolve. Andre 3000 isn't still doing 'Player's Ball.' He evolved. That was always on my mind, that people were always telling me to come gangster. When it comes to it, my one gangster song can demolish their whole CD. I was inspired to write about the type of people that were telling me to come gangster."
Tech N9ne delivers more high-energy heat on "Welcome To The Midwest" with Big Krizz Kaliko. He continues his harder edge on the macabre "My World," with Brotha Lynch Hung, and the warped "In My Head." On these two tunes he raps about mad and sad topics, things that pain him. He expresses a similar sentiment on "The Rain," a touching ode to his wife and children. Much like Tech N9ne's classic "This Ring," "The Rain" features Tech N9ne giving his fans an intimate look into his life and his career, a look made all the more personal because the song features his two daughters rapping about how much they miss their father.
"Any man with a kid that's on the road a lot can relate to that, whether you're a musician, a doctor, a director," Tech explains. "A lot of people are not to be there for their family in the flesh, and they're hurting because they miss their loved ones."
People of all backgrounds can also relate to friction in their relationships. Tech N9ne conceptualized the riveting "My Wife, My Bitch, My Girl" during a low point in his marriage. "At the time I wrote that song, me and my wife were doing really bad," he reveals. "I wrote that song in my bitter stage, when I was saying whatever I wanted to say. '(My wife) don't like me/(My bitch) gets hyphy/(My girl) might knife me twice just to spite me.' That's how I had the balls to write it. I didn't care anymore. I just wanted to release it."
Tech N9ne then talks about his breast fetish on the sinister "Flash" and about his crew's road adventures on the heavy "Groupie." But touring hasn't been all fun and games for Tech N9ne. On the rock-influenced "Riot Maker," he details some of the problems he's had while trying to perform for his fans. "At the time, we were going through a lot of things," Tech says. "I wasn't able to go to Hawaii because the promoters said my music incites riots. At the same time, this girl was trying to sue me for 0,000 for cracking her own skull at my show and I wasn't even in the building yet."
An explosive recording artist, Tech N9ne has long earned praise from his fans because of his ability to deliver mind-blowing raps about his struggle to navigate through life's pitfalls. His willingness to shed his ego and allow his followers to look at the high and low points of his experience has earned Tech N9ne a rabid, dedicated following.
"A lot of people when they come up to me, they say, 'The reason why I like you Tech is that you say what you feel and you're not afraid to say anything,'" Tech says. "That's so tight because so many use discretion. I think I've inspired people to say what they feel because I've opened my life up for people to see."
With such powerful music, it should come as no surprise that Tech N9ne's reach continues expanding. Several of his songs are featured in the forthcoming Alpha Dog film, which stars Justin Timberlake and Sharon Stone. His music also appears on the latest edition of the fan favorite Madden NFL video game series, as well as the action video game 25 to Life. He also appears as a playable character on the latter.
But for now, it is all about indoctrinating his fans to Everready (The Religion). "This is Anghellic, Absolute Power combined," Tech says. "If I could have titled this album One Big Clusterfuck, I would have because I think it has everything. It has the personal stuff Anghellic had or the party stuff that Absolute Power had. I think this is my best work." Believe it.Justin Timberlake, Everready, Tech N9ne, United States, Hostile Takeover Tour, Sharon Stone, The Religion
The Easy Speak Idol Series
Event on 2012-03-17 19:00:00
Hello there Easy Speak fans! WE"RE BACK!!!! We pray that your holidays were great. It's time to get 2012 started with a bang! We hope that you missed us. We've missed you! We have been in preparation for "THE EASY SPEAK IDOL SERIES!" … Mark your Calendars! The Top 16 contestants will compete on our FIRST LIVE SHOW at the Peggy Schnebly Recreation Center on March 17th, 2012. **SINGERS** 18+ years of age will audition to be selected to perform in 3 shows where the AUDIENCE will vote for 1 Grand Prize winner!!** Only 16 performers will be chosen to participate in the Semi Finals. THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive: 0 CASH Featured Artist in an Easy Speak showcase where you get a 30 minute set and all advertisements will include your brand. 15 minute slot for the "Easy Speak" Community Event in July There can only be ONE winner! The secret to winning is simple. Only the audience on the night of performances will be able to vote! Get your friends that support your amazing talent to be at the show to increase your chances of winning! There are no "Simons, Paulas, or Randys." There is only the AUDIENCE vote that counts! No Easy Speak Crew Members are allowed to vote. ** The dates to the auditions at Java Jungle are below. If you sing, or know someone that sings, show up to one of these dates and make sure that you are a part of this local talent event. Amazing Coffee Beverages will be available for purchase as well Contest Rules: 1. You must be 18+ (valid license/I.D. is needed at audition) 2. Head Shots are encouraged 3. You must have at least 16 bars from a song to perform ACAPELLA Audition Dates: January 11th and 12th noon to 4pm January 25th and 26th 4pm to 8pm February 3rd and 4th 4pm to 8pm February 22nd from noon to 8pm You only need to audition at ONE of the above dates. Showing up more than once will not increase your chances of securing a spot in the show. We will not be deciding that day. You will fill out a contact form when you arrive. All performers will be notified by email or phone whether or not they will be in the showcase to compete for the grand prize. As always- Tell a friend to tell a friend! We appreciate your support! If you have any questions, please feel free to message Ja'vion McVadian or Catherine Thomson with your inquiries OR email: email@example.com for more info. We look forward to hearing the amazing singers that Daytona Beach has to offer!! Sing Well and hope to HEAR you soon
Barcelona, Spain (PRWEB) February 27, 2012
Wi-Ex, a leading provider of consumer and commercial mobile phone signal boosters for the home and office, is showcasing its zBoost International product line including the zBoost-ONE UMTS 3G Signal Booster and zBoost for Home and Office at the 2012 Mobile World Congress in Hall 2-0 booth 2J29. The zBoost line allows consumers to take full advantage of data, voice and Internet services on their iPhones, iPads, connected devices and smartphone.
Recent industry statistics state that global mobile phone data more than doubled for the fourth year in a row in 2011 and that the number of mobile-connected devices will surpass the number of people on earth by the end of 2012. With zBoost, users can take full advantage of voice, data and Internet services on their iPhone, Blackberry, DROID, smartphone, iPad and other tablets including 3G high speed data, video, instant messaging, pictures and more at home and in the office.
“Smartphones and tablets are quickly becoming staples in today’s hyper connected world with consumers crossing over and using their mobile phones and tablets for both business and personal use. A poor mobile phone signal results in dropped and missed calls, as well as very, very slow or non-existent data and Internet accesseven on a 3G phone,” said Mike Cummiskey, vice president with Wi-Ex. “With the rapid growth of smartphones, tablets and other connected devices, products like zBoost are becoming a necessity for today’s digital lifestyle. The zBoost line of products improves signal strength for better voice and data transmission while maintaining the integrity of the carriers networks using patented technology.
Designed for consumers and network operators, the zBoost-ONE UMTS 3G signal booster consists of one base unit with no external aerials and extends 3G Voice and Data Zones for single or multiple users in homes or offices using UMTS/HSPA (2100MHz). The zBoost for Home and Office, a dual band unit, works with all mobiles on the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz frequencies and allows consumers outside of the US to experience increased indoor mobile signal coverage up to 250 sq. meters.
Designed to create an indoor zone for 3G data services, the zBoost-ONE UMTS can significantly enhance the throughput of the mobile data, and in some cases allow data to work in areas where data access would otherwise not be available. The zBoost-ONE UMTS supports UMTS data protocols at 2100MHz. Internationally, the high data speeds of UMTS are now most often utilized for Internet access making the zBoost an ideal product for people with smartphones like iPhone, Blackberry, Android (DROID) and Palm. It finds the mobile network and automatically begins reducing dropped calls and increasing data throughput.
The zBoost-ONE UMTS is consumer friendly with a very simple set up – place the unit in the window, plug it in and enjoy the data functionality on a UMTS mobile and aircards up to 130 square meters. The zBoost-ONE UMTS is ready to go out of the box with two simple steps including synching the zBoost-ONE to the wireless carrier for their device (datacard, BlackBerry, iPhone, etc.) and then finding the best location for the zBoost-ONE. The zBoost-ONE UMTS retails for $ 299 FOB Atlanta. .
The benefits of the zBoost-ONE include: