Thompson Hotels Named Exclusive Hotel Partner for 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

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NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) April 15, 2015 As the premier hotel partner of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival™ (TFF), Thompson Hotels invites guests and attendees to experience the Festival as few ever do with its two New York City luxury lifestyle properties, Smyth and Gild Hall, serving as home bases from April 15 to April 26, 2015. VIP packages will offer insider access to the Festival’s most buzzed-about film screenings, red carpet premieres, industry talks and events. Always in the know, Thompson Hotels will also be behind the scenes at TFF’s biggest celebrations, documenting cultural experiences throughout the Festival on the brand’s Upper Stories blog. And, enter-to-win contests will be hosted on Thompson Hotels’ social channels for fans and film aficionados to have the chance to win tickets to screenings and insider access to Festival events. Thompson Hotels’ Smyth and Gild Hall properties are the destinations for Festival-goers and fans. The recently reimagined Smyth – located in the heart of Tribeca – will be humming with excitement, as well as hosting jury and press events amid its residential-style gathering spaces. Gild Hall – nestled among Lower Manhattan’s colonial-era streets – will be an intimate meeting place for Festival filmmakers, hosting such gatherings as a filmmaker trivia night. For guests looking to be fully immersed in TFF 2015, Thompson Hotels invites them to be VIPs by taking advantage of two experiential packages:     Red Carpet Reverie Package – The uber-exclusive Vesey Pass, limited in quantity and typically only available to Festival insiders, ushers guests into star-studded red carpet film premieres, official screenings, panel discussions and Festival hospitality lounges – all while indulging in Thompson Hotels’ luxurious accommodations. Available at Smyth and Gild Hall, the package includes: o    Penthouse Suite accommodations o    Two Vesey Passes per night o    Complimentary bottle of champagne upon arrival o    Complimentary house car service to screenings o    Breakfast for two daily o    Complimentary gourmet mini bar, exclusive of alcohol Smyth rates start at $ 4,000 per night; Gild Hall rates start at $ 1,016 per night. To book this package for either hotel, visit     Green Light Encounter Package – Guests can be among the first to discover emerging artists and take in new works by established film industry talent – all while living like a local at one of Thompson Hotels’ iconic New York destinations. Whether it’s cocktails at Andrew Carmellini’s new Evening Bar at Smyth, or stolen moments in the upper-level hideaway wine lounge and bar at Gild Hall, this package has all the makings of an inspiring getaway. Available at Smyth and Gild Hall, the package includes: o    Two Festival screening passes per day o    Two complimentary seasonal cocktails o    Best available rate for the room of your choice Smyth rates start at $ 470 per night; Gild Hall rates start at $ 336 per night. To book this package for either hotel, visit: Prior to the kick-off of TFF 2015 on Wednesday, April 15, Thompson Hotels will take to Upper Stories ( to reveal its top Festival picks and share a curated guide of where to eat and drink near Festival events, serving as a go-to resource for locals, guests and film enthusiasts alike. Following TFF’s Opening Night World Premiere screening of LIVE FROM NEW YORK!, the energy and thrill of the Festival will come to life on Upper Stories with posts recapping some of the most talked about, exclusive events – including the Monty Python 40th Anniversary Celebration and Closing Night GoodFellas 25th Anniversary Celebration – as well as engaging Q&As with top directors and actors from the Festival. Fans looking to be at the forefront of the Festival can follow @ThompsonHotels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for real-time interviews, insider access to red carpet events, and a chance to win exclusive Vesey Passes and tickets to see three of the most buzzed-about films at this year’s Festival – The Driftless Area, Good Kill and Sleeping With Other People. Or, come back next year as a VIP with Thompson Hotels by visiting and entering to win two insider passes to TFF 2016, plus a two-night stay in a luxury suite at Smyth. The Grand Prize Winner will be selected and announced at the close of the 2015 Festival. About Thompson Hotels Founded in 2001, Thompson Hotels is an international hospitality company that offers sophisticated luxury to its discerning clientele. The Thompson portfolio of lifestyle hotels includes Gild Hall and Smyth Tribeca in New York City; Thompson Chicago; Thompson Toronto; Belgraves in London; and, the recently opened Thompson Miami Beach. Thompson Hotels also has multiple new projects in development, including The Cape in Los Cabos, Thompson Playa del Carmen, Thompson Nashville, and Thompson Seattle. Follow @ThompsonHotels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for news and updates. For more information, please visit About Smyth, a Thompson Hotel Custom tailored to its downtown location, Smyth is an intimate 14-story and 100-room hideaway centrally located at 85 West Broadway on the corner of Chambers Street, just steps away from the subway and many boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, parks and cultural attractions that compose the thriving neighborhood of Tribeca. With designs overseen by New York-based Gachot Studios, the hotel showcases artwork from local galleries and artists throughout its lobby, which is divided into the Living Room, Library and Den, as well as the Evening Bar serving a creative a seasonal cocktail menu by mixologist Anne Robinson (PDT, Booker and Dax) and a bar menu by chef Andrew Carmellini’s of the hotel’s adjoining restaurant, Little Park. About Gild Hall, a Thompson Hotel Gild Hall, Thompson Hotels’ Wall Street property, is located on historic Gold Street and brings a new level of design savvy and service to Manhattan’s illustrious Financial District. Designed by Jim Walrod, the simple yet luxurious rooms feature oversized leather-tufted headboards and elegant custom-designed wooden furniture, topped with rich flannel throws and mahogany details. The hotel features a bi-level, Tuscan style wine bar and lounge, Felice Ristorante & Wine Bar, adorned with dramatic chandeliers and boasting extensive wine programming, as well as 126 handsome, cosmopolitan rooms and suites. Effortlessly blending classical European sensibility with American contemporary style, Gild Hall serves as a modern-day gentleman’s club for the kings and queens of Wall Street. For additional information, visit, and follow Gild Hall on Facebook and on Twitter at @Gild_Hall. About Tribeca Film Festival The Tribeca Film Festival helps filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enabling the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center. It is well known for being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors. Founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in 2001, following the attacks on the World Trade Center, to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of the lower Manhattan district through an annual celebration of film, music, and culture, the Festival brings the industry and community together around storytelling. The Tribeca Film Festival has screened more than 1,600 films from more than 80 countries since its first edition in 2002. Since inception, it has attracted an international audience of more than 4.9 million attendees, and has generated an estimated $ 900 million in economic activity for New York City. Related Music Press Releases Offering More Expertise in Plastic Surgery with the Addition of New Providers

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Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 31, 2015, an exclusive plastic surgery resource for Latinos offered by the company, announced today an expansion of providers in Cancun, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta. Embracing the most experienced and committed plastic surgeons in Mexico, more and more patients are traveling to obtain elegant, life-altering cosmetic enhancements. Overall, a larger number of Hispanics are seeking reputable plastic surgery clinics in Mexico due to the improved technology, greater access to inexpensive procedures and most importantly — overcoming the language barrier to work with professional cosmetic surgeons who speak Spanish. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 3.2 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were performed on ethnic patients in 2013 — a valiant increase of 243 percent since 2000. Hispanics led all minority groups in the number of procedures performed in 2013, comprising of 11 percent of the 13.1 million cosmetic plastic surgery total. “With very few voices for Hispanic plastic surgery patients, it is our goal to provide services, education, and leadership for disparities in the Hispanic community. When you create platform for Spanish-speaking patients, you are elevating awareness on the access and affordability of plastic surgery options for Latinos,” stated Tolga Umar, CEO and Founder of The Next Level of Medical Care — is in a unique position in 2015 — honorably playing a critical role during a time of change and growth that both meets the needs and improves the access to plastic surgery services of Spanish-speaking individuals. promotes plastic surgery providers in Mexico. The site, which is also available in English ( offers an educational platform to learn about cosmetic enhancement — and world-renowned plastic surgeons at Reveert and My Medical Vacations. The renowned expertise of the doctors at Reveert in Guadalajara and San Javier Hospital Reveert in Puerto Vallarta provides a personalized approach that ensures all patients receive individual attention and care. The highly skilled and dedicated group of plastic and cosmetic surgeons offered by My Medical Vacations in Cancun greatly contributes to the remarkable success of plastic surgery in Mexico. The medical provider is dedicated to helping patients undergo a safe plastic surgery excursion in Cancun. Innovative Plastic Surgery in Mexico — From state-of-the-art facilities in Mexico to the affordable plastic surgery costs, has seen an overall increase in visitors. Cultivating a personal relationship with patients and staying committed to their comfort and satisfaction is the primary goal. What does the site offer?     Expert, Spanish-Speaking Plastic Surgeons     Incredible Cost Savings on Exclusive Procedures     Accredited Hospitals and Clinics     Distinctive and Adventurous Locales in Mexico     Interaction With Top Cosmetic Surgeons About was created to give individuals worldwide valued direction locating a doctor, obtain free medical treatment quotes, and uncover affordable medical treatments at destinations of their choice. Improving Patients Lives |The company provides access to exclusive doctors and hospitals who specialize in infertility, plastic surgery, cosmetic dentistry, laser eye surgery, orthopedic surgery, hair transplantation, weight loss surgery, heart surgery and cancer care. Patients are matched with devoted multilingual patient facilitators and provided tangible connections to doctors worldwide. Promoting Your Healthcare Brand | For the ultimate connection between the healthcare industry and patients worldwide, the company delivers an unrivaled commitment to create sustained value for medical partners. Contact to see if you are eligible to become a partner of the exclusive network. About | Someterse a una cirugía plástica puede ser una decisión sumamente delicada. No obstante, en México tendrá bajo su disposición a los mejores cirujanos plásticos destacados por su habilidad y dedicación — que están especializados en una amplia gama de procedimientos destinados a crear la mejora estética que usted desea.

Billboard Premieres Seth Glier’s “If I Could Change One Thing” Music Video

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New York, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2015 Singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and activist Seth Glier has been consistently honing his craft over the course of his young career, leading up to the April 7th release of his latest album, If I Could Change One Thing (MPress). The album debuted in the top 50 on the Singer Songwriter album chart on iTunes and American Songwriter featured Glier as a “Daily Discovery” artist on the homepage of the site. premiered the music video to the title track “If I Could Change One Thing” featuring American Idol’s Crystal Bowersox on April 8th. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE Glier kicked off an extensive headlining US tour March 28th in Connecticut in advance of If I Could Change One Thing, and will continue across the East Coast through April and May. Full list of tour dates are below. On his newest album, Glier leans towards a genuine modern-pop direction, marking a bold departure from his previous, more acoustic recordings. If I Could Change One Thing merges genres seamlessly, with universal songs about falling in and out of love and social action that capture a songwriter and performer at the peak of his young abilities. Available now via iTunes and the MPress Records store. Glier’s recent session for tastemaker music blog Daytrotter is live and offers listeners a great sampling of tracks from the new album. Listen to three exclusive songs here. On this new release, the gifted young troubadour has teamed up with producer Bill Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson, Joshua Radin). “This album is one I am most proud of to date,” says Glier. “Making If I Could Change One Thing was such an inspired process from writing almost 100 songs throughout the year to recording my favorite twelve in LA with Bill.” Leffler notes, “It’s not often you get to work with an artist with such musicality and real ability. Seth is a true stand out. A true musician, songwriter and singer.” On tour, Glier performs with a non-traditional lineup, which includes Marc Seedorf (Stephen Kellogg, J. Mascis) on bass and Joe Nerney, a blind, 62-year-old sax player, whom Glier met when he was 15. Nerney’s contributions add another layer to Glier’s captivating live show. “Each performance when I look to my left and see Joe slaying the audience with a solo and I watch him smile after the audience applauds, it remains to be the most authentic thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” admits Glier. Glier attended and performed at the Folk Alliance in Kansas City and on February 18, 2015 he performed on Fox’s Kansas City Morning Show, to start off the music festival. Check out the clip here. In addition, a key element of Glier’s music and life in general is activism and autism awareness. He is an advocate for Musicians On Call and a LIVE! artist partner for ChildFund International who has helped hundreds of children find sponsors. He is also very involved with his non-verbal autistic brother and is focused on sharing his ways of communicating to the non-verbal through music. At only 26 years old, Glier has released three albums prior to If I could Change One Thing, including his Grammy®-nominated sophomore album The Next Right Thing, and the critically praised I Should Let You Know. Glier has shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Edwin McCain, Martin Sexton, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams, and has quickly become known for his passionate live sets and powerful command of both piano and guitar. Tour Dates: April 10            Iron Horse Music Hall     Northampton, MA April 11            The Strand Theater        Rockland, ME April 15            Jammin Java            Vienna, VA April 16            Baldwin’s Station        Sykesville, MD April 17            Rockwood Music Hall     New York, NY April 18            The Linda             Albany, NY April 19             Cadyville Concert Hall     Cadyville, NY April 23            S.P.A.C.E.            Evanston, IL April 24            Seven Steps Up        Spring Lake, MI April 25            Seven Steps Up        Spring Lake, MI April 26            The Ark                    Ann Arbor, MI April 30            The Basement            Nashville, TN May 1            Eddie’s Attic             Dectur, GA May 2            The Evening Muse        Charlotte, NC May 7            Bridge Street Live        Colinsville, CT May 9            Club Passim            Cambridge, MA May 10            Tupelo Music Hall         Londonderry, NH May 15            Folkus Project            Syracuse, NY May 29             Kerrville Folk Festival    Kerrville, TX For more information on Seth Glier, visit his website: Like him on Facebook here: Follow him on Twitter here:

Delias Delight Jewelry Launches Karmic Serenity Collection at GBKs 2015 MTV Movie Awards Weekend Gift Lounge

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Woodstock, Illinois (PRWEB) April 08, 2015 Delia’s Delight Jewelry (, in association with The Artisan Group®, will introduce its Karmic Serenity Collection at GBK’s 2015 MTV Movie Awards Gift Lounge, taking place April 10-11, 2015 at an exclusive location in Hollywood, California. From the Collection, Delia’s Delight will be gifting celebrities its White Copper Tree of Life Pendant, while select members of the press will receive a pair of White Copper Charm Earrings. The White Copper Tree of Life Pendant being gifted to celebrities features a freshwater pearl and silk ribbon in a complementary color. It is wire-wrapped onto a delicate sterling silver chain and will be gifted in one of three colors: Lilac, Rouge and Iris. Members of the press will receive White Copper Charm Earrings in one of five designs: Tranquility (Grass), Harmony (Onyx), Tree of Life (Rouge), OHM (Lilac) and Lotus (Iris). Each pair features White Copper Charms wire-wrapped in sterling silver with either freshwater pearls or semi-precious gemstones. Monica Sargeant, owner of Delia’s Delight Jewelry, designed the Karmic Serenity Collection based on her conviction that in today’s world, it is more important than ever to take time to enjoy the moment, take a break for yourself and send out positive energy back to the universe. “Karmic Serenity is the belief that the more serenity you put into the world, the more you will get back,” she says. “This Collection provides beautiful wearable reminders of what is important in life.” The White Copper Tree of Life Pendant retails for $ 56.00 and the White Copper Charm Earrings retail for $ 32.00. Both can be purchased at With good karma in mind, and because Monica believes music is extremely important to society because music heals, inspires and encourages in ways nothing else can, for each Karmic Serenity piece sold, Delia’s Delight Jewelry will donate $ 5.00 to Woodstock Illinois District 200 Music Boosters. “As with many public school music programs around the United States, Woodstock Illinois District 200 depends on fundraising and charitable donations to keep going,” remarked Monica. “Some of the instruments at one of the District 200 High Schools are over 80 years old and sadly there is no budget to replace them.” Monica Sargeant is an accomplished self taught artisan jeweler, who has been published in “Step-by-Step Wire Jewelry” and “Best of Step-by-Step Wire Jewelry: Special Edition 2010.” Monica is Level 1 certified in precious metal clay and has taken classes with some of the best teachers in the field. Her jewelry has also been mentioned in Lisa Johnson Mandell’s blog, Of her designs she has said, “Expressive and detailed designs are part of my jewelry signature. My creative journey involves discovery and evolution. My handcrafted creations are inspired by nature, history and my imagination. I love to work with metals, natural stones, fibers, resins and glass. Starting with a focal concept, I use different techniques and mediums to bring my ideas to life.” Delia’s Delight Jewelry has been gifted at GBK’s Luxury Celebrity Gift Lounge for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards and has been included in The Artisan Group Collaborative Stylist Gift Bags for “Better Call Saul,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “Jane the Virgin” and “Cedar Cove.” To learn more about Delia’s Delight Jewelry, contact Monica Sargeant by email. Become a fan on Facebook (@deliasdelightjewelry), Twitter and Instagram (@deliasdelight). Follow her boards on Pinterest (@ddelightjewelry). Monica also shares her opinions, techniques and discusses art-related topics on her blog, Delia’s Delight. To learn more about The Artisan Group, visit ABOUT MONICA SARGEANT AND DELIA’S DELIGHT JEWELRY Monica Sargeant ( has been creating artisan jewelry since 2004 and has been teaching artisan jewelry in the Northwest Illinois Suburbs since 2005. Monica is published in Step by Step Wire Jewelry in a featured tutorial and as part of “Best of Step by Step Wire Jewelry 2010” Special Edition. She is also a member of The Artisan Group, an exclusive premiere entertainment marketing organization on a mission to introduce Hollywood to the best of the best in handcrafted products. Monica currently sells her jewelry on her website and select juried fine art shows throughout Northwest Illinois.

Busca Corp.s Achieves Top 100 Alexa Ranking

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La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2015 Busca Corp, a leading digital entertainment network headquartered in La Jolla, California with offices in Silicon Valley, Tijuana, Mexico City, Bogota, Colombia and Santiago, Chile, proudly announced today that its flagship property has been ranked by Alexa as one of the top 100 websites in Mexico. currently welcomes more than 3 million unique visitors per month, who access over 10 million pages — both of which are record-breaking numbers for Latin America’s leading online video game community and social networking destination, which launched in 2007. According to Busca Corp.’s CEO Ramon Toledo, this major milestone in distinguished history is largely the result of four key drivers: Exponential growth in official YouTube channel, thanks to original weekly web shows tailored to both youth and teen/adult audiences. The channel currently has more than 200,000 subscribers and over 20 million views.’s multi-faceted editorial team, which has doubled in size and consistently provides the video game community in Latin America with a wide range of exclusive content, including: news, previews, reviews, original web shows, and video trailers. Well-established partnerships SONY, Yahoo, Blockbuster, and several other companies, which continue to extend’s credibility and user reach, yet without compromising its short or long-term editorial strategies.’s new CMS Online Platform, which features an enhanced content loading system that displays content twice as fast as earlier platforms; a fully-responsive design that automatically adjusts for optimal viewing across all mobile and desktop platforms; a social posting system “created by gamers for gamers” that facilitates conversations; and integration with LevelUp TV: a special hub that features all of LevelUp’s exclusive video content in one place. “ represents an unprecedented achievement in Busca Corp.’s eight year history, and this milestone validates the investments we’ve made in our talented editorial staff, and in our advanced in-house development team,” commented Busca Corp.’s CEO Ramon Toledo. “However, as pleased as we are by the Alexa top 100 ranking, we aren’t about to rest on our accomplishments. We will continue raising the bar when it comes to excellence, performance and accomplishments, and have set our sights on reaching the top 50 by 2016.” “Thanks to an aggressive editorial strategy, has established itself by a wide margin as the number one Spanish-language gaming website in Mexico and Latin America,” commented Jorge Arellano,’s Editor-in-Chief. “It’s exciting for us to see how the gaming community has welcomed our new editorial approach, and we are more committed than ever to continue producing relevant and influential gaming content for our growing audience in Latin America.” For more information or media inquiries, contact abel.gutierrez(at)buscacorp(dot)com or (858) 454-5111. About Busca Corp. Busca Corp. ( is a digital entertainment network in Mexico, Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market, the company has offices in La Jolla California, Silicon Valley, Tijuana, Mexico City, Bogota Colombia and Santiago, Chile. Busca Corp. is a culturally rich and diverse corporation, with over 72 employees dedicated to niche markets around the world, and to leveraging partnerships with leading firms, including Yahoo, Sony, Grupo Salinas, CBS, and Rotten Tomatoes. Their primary properties include,,,, and the soon-to-be-launched Find More Spanish Press Releases

NYC Employment Law Firm, Borrelli & Associates, P.L.L.C, Launches Spanish Language Website –

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New York, NY (PRWEB) March 31, 2015 Borrelli & Associates, P.L.L.C., a New York City employment law firm, announced this week that their legal website is now available in Spanish for the very first time. The website is available at is designed to put people in quick contact with an experienced employment lawyer. Website visitors will find valuable information about sexual harassment and fair wages/overtime — all written specifically for Spanish-speaking New Yorkers. “Too many hard-working New Yorkers suffer unfair discrimination or adverse employment action,” said Michael J. Borrelli, Esq., Managing Member at the firm. “When those people happen to speak Spanish, they have historically had an even harder time accessing legal assistance. No more.” At Borrelli & Associates, P.L.L.C., our staff is geared to assist native Spanish speakers. We respect Spanish. We want Spanish-speaking workers in New York to know that they matter, that they have a voice, and that we will fight for their rights. Our new website is proof that language doesn’t have to be a barrier to justice.” “If your rights have been violated in the workplace, no matter what field you’re in, you can get help from an employment lawyer” Borrelli said. “We’re here for you.” Because every legal matter is unique, the new website does not provide specific legal advice for any individual cases. Borrelli reminds website visitors that they will still need to discuss the facts of their claim directly with the firm’s New York employment attorneys before determining whether they’ll be able to move forward. “We are proud to make it easier than ever for mistreated workers to find an employment lawyer,” Borrelli said. “We’re here to help them, and our consultations are free.” About Borrelli & Associates, P.L.L.C. Borrelli & Associates, P.L.L.C. is a New York City employment law firm dedicated to helping mistreated New Yorkers who are facing discrimination or unfair adverse action in the workplace. Managing Member and founder Michael J. Borrelli is a Top Rated Lawyer and has been awarded an AV Preeminent rating. The Firm was also recently named to the list of Class Action Reporter’s Most Active Plaintiff’s Class Action Firms for 2014. Most of those Class Actions are on behalf of Spanish speaking clients. Services are available in both English and Spanish to all of New York, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, Long Island, Great Neck, and beyond. For a free consultation with a New York employment lawyer, call Borrelli & Associates, P.L.L.C. in the City at 212-679-5000 or in Great Neck at 516-248-5550. #### Related Spanish Press Releases

J Swade Releases New Music Video Everyday

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Miami, FL (PRWEB) April 11, 2015 Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes presents the release of the “Everyday” Music Video by J Swade. This video is now available to view on the Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes website. In “Everyday”, J Swade takes the viewer on an interesting journey within an urban, inner city area. Swade is on a mission to find a job, but doesn’t find any luck. But despite the setbacks of unemployment, Swade still invests his time in perfecting his God given talent of making music. “Everyday” is sure to please any Hip-Hop listener. Stay up to date with J Swade on Twitter at: @TheRealJSwade About Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes are the most widely distributed mixtapes in the world, with over 100 million downloads/plays generated by over 200 volumes officially hosted by major artists. Coast 2 Coast has a solid reach in the new music industry with a digital magazine, DJ coalition, industry tips blog, yearly convention, and more. Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes represents a unique opportunity for artists of all urban genres, from major to indie. For more information, visit

Rapper DeLon sets Nike Air Flights on Fire This bullsh*t is long overdue

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Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) April 08, 2015 DeLon is an artist/producer from Los Angeles whose main goal with his music career is to make a positive change and fight against suppression. With his new single ‘Head High’, he was chosen as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition held in Nashville, TN. In the video, DeLon sets a pair of fresh Nike Air Flights ’89 on fire making a clear statement that he’s against the stereotyping in hip-hop. In a culture where sneakers have long been hip-hop’s footwear of choice, the wrong message has been communicated that what you wear, how you talk, and where you come from are the elements you need to be a “hip-hop” artist. In his new single ‘Head High’ DeLon affirms that what you say, how you flow, and what you stand for are the true elements of hip-hop. Why is it so cool that specifically ‘Head High’ was nominated as one of the top 2% of 18,000 entrants in the International Songwriting Competition? In many cases the Music Industry is still discriminating towards people who don’t fit into a certain image. This means that people are not only excluded if they’re different from what is expected, but also that as a rapper there’s a lot of peer pressure to dress and behave a certain way. DeLon won’t stand for this bullsh*t. His goal is to liberate music by making it accessible to everybody and to give young people the courage to live their dream. It’s very narrow-minded and extremely outdated to believe that a certain look, style or stereotype has to be maintained in order to have success in a certain industry. No matter which continent, country or city they come from, if they’re poor or rich, if they look a certain way or another, there’s no single thing in this world that can keep anybody away from achieving his/her vision. It only requires one thing: to believe in yourself. The secret sauce is to never give up your dream, to be confident and persistent despite all opposition. This is the powerful message of ‘Head High’. The music video for ‘Head High’ features some of his non-conforming friends with the intention to represent an atypical group of hip-hop lovers. With being a Los Angeles native and still supporting his country of origin, DeLon shows that this is one world and we all live in it together. Apart from writing song lyrics that express important values like tolerance and anti-sexual objectification of women, DeLon, although still at the beginning of his career, is taking action. Through his non-profit organizations he is working to improve education of the youth worldwide. If you want to support DeLon in this competition, you can vote here ISC People’s Voice. ‘Head High’ and more of his original songs are available on his Website or iTunes. Watch the ‘Head High’ Video by clicking the link. Related Music Press Releases

United Federation of Cannabis Churches Announces World Congress for Cannabis Ministries

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New York, NY (PRWEB) April 08, 2015 Steven Hager is the founder of the Cannabis Cup, the first person to do 420 ceremonies outside Marin County, editor of Cannabis Spirituality by Stephen Gaskin, and the organizer behind the Pot Illuminati. Chris Bennett is the author of the Soma Solution, and many other books on cannabis and sprituality, and has pioneered awareness about the role of cannabis in founding many of our greatest religions, knowledge that has been suppressed for centuries. Bill Levin is a Libertarian organizer and former NORML board member active in the music scene in Indiana who fought against a religious rights bill that allows churches to discriminate against gay people. After the law was passed he applied and got permission for the First Church of Cannabis. These three dynamic cultural pioneers have banded together to create the United Federation of Cannabis Churches, and already ministries in Alabama, Mississipi, Indiana, Oregon, Washington, Jamaica and the Czech Republic have requested to join the federation. Their newly formed Federation of Cannabis Churches has announced a World Congress of Cannabis Ministries being planned for July 24-26, 2015, in Colorado. There are numerous crowdfunders you can support. For the U.F.C.C.: For the First Church of Cannabis: For the Pot Illuminati:

WellCare Continues Commitment to American Diabetes Association as Presenting Sponsor of Tampa Bays 2015 Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

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TAMPA, Fla. (PRWEB) March 24, 2015 WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) and the Southwest Florida region of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) are pleased to announce that the WellCare Community Foundation will serve as the Presenting Sponsor of Tampa Bay’s 2015 “Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.” The WellCare Community Foundation, a non-profit, private foundation that helps people live healthy, safe and productive lives, has donated $ 35,000 to this chapter of the ADA to become the major supporter of the walk. This is the second year that WellCare has become the presenting sponsor of the ADA’s largest annual fundraiser and community event in the Tampa Bay area. WellCare and its employees have been longtime supporters and partners of the ADA, having raised more than $ 500,000 since 2009. Last year, WellCare entered 28 teams in nine states with more than 550 associates, family members and friends participating. Through a combined effort of company contributions and funds raised by associates, WellCare gave the ADA more than $ 125,000 in 2014. “A staggering number of Americans struggle with diabetes every day, this includes a significant number of our members, as well as many of our associates, family members and friends,” said Dr. Steven Goldberg, WellCare’s chief medical officer. “WellCare is proud to put our efforts behind the ADA to help drive awareness, prevention and early detection of this serious disease.” Diabetes strikes more than 29 million Americans, including more than 300,000 people living in the Tampa Bay area alone. One quarter of the people affected by diabetes are not aware that they have the disease. An additional 86 million, or one in three American adults, have pre-diabetes, which means that their blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. Recent estimates project that as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050. The primary risk factors are being overweight, sedentary, over the age of 45 and having a family history of diabetes. African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are at an increased risk for developing the disease. Tuesday, March 24 marks the 27th Annual ADA Alert Day, a one-day, “wake-up call” to ask the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Once risks are identified, preventive measures can be taken. Studies have shown that type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by healthy eating; engaging in physical activity for 30 minutes a day, five days a week; and by losing just 7 percent of body weight (15 pounds for a person who weighs 200 pounds). “Unfortunately, nearly 30 percent of those with diabetes are undiagnosed, which allows the disabling and potentially deadly complications of the disease time to develop. Early diagnosis is vital to successfully treat it, and delay or prevent associated complications such as heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, stroke and amputation,” Goldberg added. “The tagline for our 27th Annual ADA Alert Day is Take it. Share it. Step Out.” said ADA Leadership Board Chairwoman, Erin Smith Aebel. “We will not only be encouraging the public to take the risk test and share it, but we will be asking them to start living a healthy and active lifestyle. One way to do this is by joining our Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on November 7. We encourage people to prepare for the walk by getting active today.” The Diabetes Risk Test asks simple questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risks for becoming pre-diabetic or prone to type 2 diabetes. It provides health tips and advises those who are identified as high risk to speak with their health care providers. The test is free and available in English or Spanish on the ADA’s Facebook page at, the ADA website at, and by calling 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383). Although Alert Day is a one-day event, the Diabetes Risk Test is available year-round. About WellCare Health Plans, Inc. WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services targeted to government-sponsored health care programs, including Medicaid, Medicare, Prescription Drug Plans and the Health Insurance Marketplace. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare offers a variety of health plans for families, children, and the aged, blind and disabled. The company serves approximately 4.1 million members nationwide as of Dec. 31, 2014. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company’s website at or view the company’s videos at About the WellCare Community Foundation The WellCare Community Foundation was established in 2010 and is a non-profit, private foundation. Its mission is to foster and promote the health, well-being and quality of life for the poor, distressed and other medically under-served populations – including, those who are elderly, young and indigent – and the communities in which they live. The WellCare Community Foundation carries out this mission by supporting work that helps people live healthy, safe and productive lives, and by assisting groups with serious and neglected health needs. Underscoring this mission is the WellCare Community Foundation’s goal to serve as a national resource that fosters an environment where there is a continuum of education, access and quality health care, all of which improve the overall health, well-being and quality of life of targeted beneficiaries. About The American Diabetes Association The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) or visit Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish. More Spanish Press Releases

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