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In Beer We Thirst: 7th Annual DC Beer Week Returns August 9-16, 2015

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Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 15, 2015 Craft beer fans, rejoice! The 7th annual DC Beer Week returns to the National Capital Region this summer with a variety of educational and tasting events planned throughout the week of August 9-16, 2015. “The DC beer scene has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years because of breweries (local, regional, and national), bars, restaurants, bottle shops, distributors, and, most importantly, beer fans,” says 2015 DC Beer Week co-chair Bill DeBaun. “DC Beer Week is a celebration of our local scene and a chance to continue that growth.” As in past years, dozens of venues in the District, Virginia and Maryland will host a variety of events, including beer dinners, tastings, tap takeovers, and more. Restaurants, bars, breweries, and other venues interested in participating in this year’s DC Beer Week should contact DC Beer Week organizers via email at dcbeerweek(at)gmail(dot)com for more information. This year, DC Beer Week will kick things off with a massive event that will bring together 20 of the region’s best breweries. Brewers on the Block will take place on Sunday, August 9 at Suburbia at Union Market. The day-time event will have all the same fun as the event by the same name in 2014, but much, much bigger. Tickets start at just $ 30 and will be available soon through More information about the 7th Annual DC Beer Week will be posted at in the coming weeks. In the meantime, be sure to “Like” the DC Beer Week Facebook page ( and follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@dcbeerweek; #DCBW2015), for the latest updates. # # # MEDIA CONTACT:    Jackie Ludden | Ludden, LLC Ph: 202.297.9054 E: Jackie(at)luddenllc(dot)com 2015 DC BEER WEEK KICKS OFF WITH 2ND ANNUAL BREWERS ON THE BLOCK AT SUBURBIA AUGUST 9TH Media Contact: Jackie Ludden 202.297.9054 | jackie(at)luddenllc(dot)com WHAT: DC Beer Week is excited to announce its kick-off event at Suburbia on Sunday, August 9, 2015. The 1967 Airstream bar outside of Union Market in northeast DC will host 20 of the region’s top breweries, cideries, and meaderies to mark the beginning of the 7th Annual DC Beer Week. The daytime event will feature tastings, music from DJ-59, a ribbon cutting ceremony with a special guest who will also tap the first official keg of DCBW’s Solidarity Beer of 2015, and more. This year’s participating breweries include (and more will be added): 3 STARS BREWING COMPANY ATLAS BREW WORKS BLUE MOUNTAIN BREWERY BOLD ROCK CIDER CHARM CITY MEADWORKS DC BRAU BREWING COMPANY DEVILS BACKBONE BREWERY FLYING DOG BREWERY HELLBENDER BREWING COMPANY LOST RHINO BREWING COMPANY MAD FOX BREWING COMPANY OLIVER ALES PORT CITY BREWING COMPANY REALEREVIVAL (RAR) BREWING STILLWATER ARTISANAL ALES UNION CRAFT BREWING WHEN:        Sunday, August 9, 2015                      1:00 VIP Entry                      2:00 General Admission Entry                      5:00 Event concludes WHERE:     Suburbia @ Union Market                      1309 5th Street, NE, Washington, DC. VIP tickets are priced at $ 60 per person and General Admission tickets are $ 35. Food and some retail items will be available for purchase. To get tickets to the event, please visit Also, check out for all of the events coming up this DC Beer Week, August 9-16, 2015. ### About DC Beer Week Chef/beer aficionado Teddy Folkman and local distributor Jeff Wells started DC Beer Week in 2008 to celebrate the small, but enthusiastic craft beer community in the Nation’s Capital. Since then, the event has grown each year, attracting thousands – from self-proclaimed beer geeks and home brewers to the casual beer drinker. In 2014 the event included over 100 different events throughout the District and surrounding area. More Music Press Releases

SWAIA Announces Annual Fellowship Winners

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“Deception,” Oil on Birch Panel, Impressionism, Del Curfman, 2015 Design Fellow Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) June 29, 2015 The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) is pleased to announce this year’s Indian Market artist fellows in four distinct categories: Discovery, Design, Residency and Youth. “We were overwhelmed by the talent and diversity of this year’s applicants to the Fellowship Program,” stated Chief Operating Officer Dallin Maybee. “After much deliberation in the Discovery Fellowship category, our judges selected Fellows from two art forms we have not traditionally looked at in the work of writer Terese Marie Mailhot and filmmaker Razelle Benally.” Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo), acclaimed painter, Indian Market artist, and former SWAIA Board member, was one of the 2015 Fellowship judges. “This year’s entries were very exciting. We have gone from a very small focus to saying that all aesthetic ideas and forms are important,” said Romero. The abundance of talented applicants to this year’s fellowship program resulted in SWAIA’s decision to award glass artist Daniel Friday 1st Runner-up recognition in the Discovery category. Friday will receive a complimentary booth on the Plaza at this year’s Santa Fe Indian Market. The annual Residency Fellows are jeweler Wayne Nez Gaussoin and abstract painter Holly Grimm. “The Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) is pleased to host Wayne Gaussoin and Holly Grimm as the 2015 SWAIA SFAI Residency Fellows. These awards represent SFAI’s commitment to cultivating creative practices, engaging with diverse communities, and addressing the most pressing social issues of our time,” said Residency Program Manager, Nina Elder. Painter Del Curfman was awarded the 2015 Design Fellowship and will have his painting of a black crow, titled “Deception,” featured on this year’s Indian Market merchandise and promotional materials. “The crow’s image symbolizes creation stories and the connection to culture through oral history, which is why I chose it,” said Curfman. “We are thrilled to have Del as the Design Fellow this year and very excited to promote his work in the Santa Fe Indian Market 2015 Merchandise package,” said Rima Krisst, Marketing Projects Coordinator for SWAIA. Finally, SWAIA is proud to announce Youth Fellowship winners painter/photographer Chamisa Edd-Belin, and painter/printmaker Olathe Antonio.     SWAIA’s staff and judges want to acknowledge all of the artists who applied to this year’s Fellowship Program. The entries were of the highest caliber and uphold SWAIA’s commitment to substance, standards and fairness. “The 2015 individual artist fellows are recognized for their exceptional skill, creativity and leadership,” said SWAIA Board Treasurer Elizabeth Pettus. “The Fellowship Program was originally created to honor emerging artists in all mediums and at all ages, as well as provide financial assistance, in an effort to encourage and support them in their artistic growth and endeavors.” “I’m honored and grateful for the opportunity to have the support to create work that I feel strongly about, and that I want to share with the world,” said Razelle Benally. For media inquiries, contact: Audrey Nadia Rubinstein 505 490 1837 Audrey(at)jlhmedia(dot)com About SWAIA and Santa Fe Indian Market: SWAIA is an advocate for Native American arts and culture, and creates economic and entrepreneurship opportunities for Native American artists by producing and promoting the Santa Fe Indian Market as the finest Indian art event in the world; cultivating excellence and innovation across traditional and non-traditional art forms; and, developing programs and events that support, promote, and honor Native artists year-round. About Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI): The Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI), founded in 1985, takes as its mission an exploration of the intersections of contemporary art and society. By bringing together prominent individuals and institutions in the arts, sciences, and humanities, SFAI enlivens local, national, and international discourse through residencies, lectures, workshops, publications, exhibitions, and educational and outreach programming. Nurturing artists and providing a stimulating, creative atmosphere for their work serves society in an essential way and gives artists the support necessary to take risks and explore possibilities. For young people, the arts allow creativity and innovation to be valued along with the traditional skills for learning. About the 2015 SWAIA Artist Fellows: All applicants to Santa Fe Indian Market and the Fellowship Program must be members of a federally recognized tribe. 2015 Discovery Fellows: Razelle Benally: Filmmaker/video artist Razelle Benally is Oglala Lakota and Diné. Her Sundance Film institute Native Lab-supported film: I Am Thy Weapon begins production in August 2015. Razelle’s SWAIA fellowship proposal explores indigenous artists’ connection to themes of identity. Terese Marie Mailhot: Writer Terese Marie Mailhot grew up as a member of the Seabird Island First Nations Band in British Columbia, Canada, and now lives in New Mexico. Currently, she is working on a novel called Medicine Wheel, informed by her life growing up on the Seabird Island reservation. Her wit and incisiveness set her apart as a true original, weaving narrative, traditions, and unexpected twists and turns into her storytelling. She offers a powerful commentary and reflection on contemporary Native life. Dan Friday: Dan Friday of the Lummi Nation, located in the Pacific Northwest, is a glass artist, currently exhibiting at Blue Rain Gallery Santa Fe. He has spent the past two decades working with glass artists Dale Chihuly and Paul Marioni gaining knowledge and inspiration, and perfecting his skills and talent. Friday’s glasswork can already be found in major art collections throughout the world. 2015 Design Fellow Del Curfman: Design Fellow Del Curfman is a member of the Crow Nation and grew up in Montana. He has experience in successfully licensing his images commercially, and is represented by the MEI Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. He is 22 years old and attending the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. This summer he was awarded an internship at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., and is looking forward to returning to Santa Fe for Indian Market. 2015 Residency Fellows Holly Grimm: Holly Grimm is an abstract Diné artist whose work has been shown extensively throughout the Southwest. She is influenced by Navajo rug designs, Chinese painting, and Abstract Expressionism. She is transitioning her art into an environmental/social practice by integrating it with sustainable practices such as Permaculture in dryland Native American communities. Wayne Nez Gaussoin: Picuris Pueblo/Diné jeweler, Wayne Nez Gaussoin is the son of famed jewelers David and Connie Tsosie Gaussoin. Wayne is a silversmith who mixes traditional and contemporary elements in his masterful designs. He is also completing the final year of his MFA Program at UNM, specializing in sculpture and art installation. 2015 Youth Fellows Chamisa Edd-Belin: Diné painter/photographer Chamisa Edd-Belin says her work is motivated by her Navajo culture, Japanese animation, classical music, and Native modern art. Through her art she shares her heritage, stories, language and the history of her people. Olathe Antonio: Olathe Antonio is of Diné and Shawnee heritage, and comes from a family of artists. She likens the preparations and process for creating art to that of giving birth, and the completed artwork the beginning of its life journey. More Music Press Releases

New Dorp Merchants Group Presents The First Annual Eats & Beats Event on Sunday, April 19th from 2-5PM

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Staten Island, New York (PRWEB) April 15, 2015 The Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC), Councilman Steven Matteo and the New Dorp Merchants Group (NDMG) are excited to announce the First Annual Eats & Beats Event to be held on New Dorp Lane on Sunday, April 19th from 2pm-5pm. The event will feature a restaurant crawl with 17 participating restaurants as well as live musical performances at each location for patrons to enjoy as they stroll New Dorp Lane.     “I am very excited about this upcoming event. As part of our initiative to bring people back to the Lane, we have put together a great series of events for the spring season, and ‘Eats and Beats’ is an excellent way to kick it all off,” said Councilman Steven Matteo. “I invite my all my constituents to join me on the Lane for good food, good music, and good times.” Tickets to the event are $ 10 which includes a tasting plate at each of the participating locations listed below. Those interested may purchase tickets online at or at 181 New Dorp Lane the day of the event. Guests will receive a guide map as well as vouchers to claim their food samples at each of the restaurants. To date, more than 100 tickets have been sold and the group is anticipating an even larger turnout over the next few days. “The New Dorp Restaurant Crawl – Eats & Beats – is an exciting new opportunity for the businesses along the Lane,” said SIEDC First Vice-President Steven Grillo. “The New Dorp Merchants Group has done a wonderful job promoting the area over the past year and this is yet another example of how New Dorp Lane is becoming a leading commercial strip on the Island.” Participating Restaurants: Brioso: 174 New Dorp Lane Crown Palace: 201 New Dorp Lane Dominick’s Bakery: 31 New Dorp Lane Jade Asian Bistro: 331 New Dorp Lane John’s Deli:173 New Dorp Lane La Strada: 139 New Dorp Lane Mike’s Place: 355 New Dorp Lane Pho Rainbow: 42 New Dorp Plaza Piece A Cake: 177 New Dorp Lane Pizzeria Giove: 278 New Dorp Lane Restaurant on the Plaza Pizza: 50 New Dorp Plaza Pronto Pizza: 337 New Dorp Lane Something Sweet: 314 New Dorp Lane Sushi Excellent: 366 New Dorp Lane Tast of India II: 287 New Dorp Lane Villa Monte: 170 New Dorp Lane Zaghloul Grill: 61 New Dorp Plaza For tickets, event information, and questions please contact the events organizer, Anthony Rapacciuolo of PRcision, at (718) 490-5023 or ajr(at) About The New Dorp Merchants Group: The New Dorp Merchants Group was founded in 2014 by Councilman Steven Matteo, SIEDC, and the Richmond County Savings Foundation. The Group is aimed at organizing the business community throughout the New Dorp commercial corridor and providing additional services in order to enhance economic vitality. The Merchants Group steering committee, led by Maria Esposito of Norman Heil Insurance, has been hard at work strengthening the business community with beautification, sanitation, collective marketing, and events. The Group recently released a Shopper’s Guide featuring helpful information about the numerous businesses in the area and can be picked up in shops throughout New Dorp Lane, and it is also available on Facebook ( and the New Dorp Merchants Group website For more information about the New Dorp Merchants Group, please visit More Music Press Releases

Second Annual Yabba Dabba Doo Charity Event Raises Over

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Manchester, UK (PRWEB) December 02, 2014 The Second Annual Yabba Dabba Doo (YDD) charity event was held on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 on the grounds of Jan Trevalyan’s country home in Lathom, U.K., YDD founder and CEO of The DDC Group. The evening has become an annual ‘Doo’ with the aim to raise as much money as possible on the night for this year’s selected charity, The DDC Group – Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund. Trevalyan explained that he started Yabba Dabba Doo because he wanted to change fundraising functions up a bit. “We were sick of the stale hotel bars and dry ballroom chicken,” he stated. “We wanted it to be more casual, kid-friendly, and feature top-notch food, drinks and entertainment.” This year’s event raised a staggering £27,100 (approx. $ 34, 000 U.S. dollars) for Haiyan relief. The cause is one that Trevalyan and his brother, Brett, also an executive of The DDC Group, hold very close to their hearts, as last year 1,500 of their employees in the Philippines were directly impacted by this tragedy. The DDC Group has spent time over the past year helping victims and their families recover from the disaster and re-build their lives. Trevalyan delivered a moving speech at the event, shedding light on some of the traumas they faced following the typhoon to drive home the significance of all money donated. The night’s entertainment included stilt walkers dressed in Halloween attire, a silk aerial artist, contortionist, fire dancers, musical fireworks, bonfire, VW camper van photo booth, ice cream truck, coffee unit, two course meal served by D’Vine Catering, Steve Charles singing Motown and DJ Danny Bee from 97.4 Rock FM finished with a DJ set. The incredible fireworks display was presented by Musical Fireworks Champions Blitz Fireworks and featured thousands of fireworks shot into the sky during the chart song “Happy” and then Pavarotti’s “Nessun Dorma.” A number of guests were reportedly reduced to tears and commented that they had never seen anything like it. Madison Jordan, a representative of The DDC Group who attended the event all the way from the U.S., commented: This is the best fireworks display I’ve ever seen; much better than the show at Walt Disney World.” According to Trevalyan, this is just the beginning. “We are stepping it up for the future by offering a turnkey operation, now that we have proved it works here,” he disclosed. “Eventually, we would like to build Yabba Dabba Doo to 100 qualifying venues around the UK, and make it the single largest function night of the year; the largest grossing charity event.” The night was organized and ran by Chantelle Latham of Having a Ball Events, who worked closely with Trevalyan and John Latham for months prior to the scheduled date. Having a Ball is a Southport based Events Company, specializing in the organizing and running of events and bars. More information on the Yabba Dabba Doo can be found online at or their Facebook Page ( About The DDC Group The DDC Group has been custom-designing and implementing business and knowledge process outsourcing (B&KPO) solutions since 1989. With operations across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, the company’s 3,500 strong staff delivers services in over 20 languages with ahead-of-the-curve industry standards. By leveraging its connections with top influencers and decision makers in the Philippines and Eastern Europe, DDC’s hybrid shared service delivery model equips its clientele with strategic B&KPO solutions fundamental for each organization’s future profitability. For more information, please visit (, follow us on Twitter (, find us on Facebook ( and connect with us on LinkedIn ( Media Contact: Madison Jordan mjordan(at)datacapture(dot)com 770-644-7243

Houghton College to Sponsor Second Annual Wellsville, N.Y. Rock The Tarmac Music Festival

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Seventh Day Slumber performing at last years Rock The Tarmac festival Wellsville, NY (PRWEB) June 29, 2015 National touring rock group and GMA Dove Award Nominee We As Human, along with Grammy-nominated singer Lacey Sturm (formerly of Flyleaf), will be headlining year two of Rock the Tarmac, a free rock music festival held on Saturday, July 11, at the Wellsville Municipal Airport in Wellsville, N.Y. Event gates will open at 4:30 p.m., and the show begins at 6 p.m. For complete event details, please visit Along with Youth for Christ, other major sponsors for the event are Otis Eastern Service Inc. and Houghton College as well as many local area businesses and churches. Opening bands will be two-time Rock Album of the Year winners Manic Drive along with Scarlet White, who has had three songs from their most recent album reach the top ten on the charts with one hitting number one. “It feels amazing to be in a position to host a concert event like Rock the Tarmac with artists like the ones we have in our line-up!” said Keith Chase, festival coordinator and director of the Southern Tier Youth for Christ. “They [the bands] are either at the top of their careers or on the threshold of HUGE success…. These bands are in high demand, and they chose to be here in Allegany County!” Last year, the first Rock the Tarmac event kicked off with great success, garnering between 750 and 1,000 people. In addition, there were multiple vendors on site including food, merchandise, and sponsors. With the headlining bands for this year’s event, there is anticipation for attendance of 3,000 to 4,000 people—so many, in fact, that the airport will be completely closed during the event to ensure maximum safety of all the spectators. Case further commented, “If you thought last year was awesome…wait, because this year is going to blow your mind!” The performance will be on the tarmac of the Wellsville Municipal Airport located at 2600 Tarantine Road, Wellsville, N.Y. There will also be an array of food and merchandise vendors, and the festival will go on whether rain or shine. Headliners, We As Human, were discovered by Skillet front-man, John Cooper, who has also had much influence on their career and albums. In 2013, the band was nominated for the GMA Dove Award: Rock Song of the Year. The band has had their self-titled album chart in the top ten of two Billboard charts, and, in 2014, their song “Take Bullets Away” hit number one. We as Human has played with such notable rock bands as Skillet, Korn, Alterbridge, Papa Roach and Shinedown. They are currently on the Atlantic Records label. “We as Human have everything they need to explode,” said Indie Vision Music. Also headlining is Lacy Sturm, formerly the lead singer of the platinum-selling rock group Flyleaf. Sturm was also twice nominated at the Grammy’s for Best Gospel Song and Best Gospel Performance for her work with Third Day’s album “Born Again.”

8th Annual Ruby Moon Winery Arts & Crafts Festival Scheduled For This Saturday

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(PRWEB) June 03, 2015 Ruby Moon Vineyard and Winery will host their 8th annual Arts & Crafts Festival this Saturday June 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Area artists and craftspeople will display and sell their works of art throughout the vineyard grounds. See potters, painters, jewelry makers, woodworkers and many others, plus have the opportunity to purchase their wares. The festival will feature live music by the Honeyvines from 1 to 3 p.m. and music by Dogtown Three from 4 to 6 p.m. Food will be available from the Sidewalk Café. Patrons are welcome to sample and purchase Ruby Moon’s award-winning wine during the festival. Admission to the event is free, and all ages are welcome. The vineyard is located at 9566 US Hwy 41 A in Henderson, Kentucky. For more information visit or call (270) 830-7660.

Stop Staring! to Host Sale at Annual Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender

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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 Stop Staring! is pleased to announce they will be hosting a massive sale at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender throughout Easter weekend, April 2 to April 5. Established in 1998, Stop Staring! is the leader of original rockabilly dresses and separates that flatter the figure and cater to a woman’s independent spirit, with timeless styles at consistently affordable prices. Alicia Estrada, head designer, Founder and CEO of Stop Staring!, has a passion for all things vintage and continually incorporates the details of yesteryear into her beautiful and flattering retro-contemporary pieces. The sale will be held at The Orleans Hotel (4500 W Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV) and will be open to the public 10am to 5pm Friday through Sunday and open exclusively to attendees of the Rockabilly Weekender Thursday from 5pm to 1am, Friday and Saturday from 7pm to 1am and Sunday 7pm to midnight. Stop Staring! will offer thousands of dresses, starting as low as $ 40, and have sizes from extra small up to size 18 available at the event. The Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender is the largest and most respected rockabilly festival in the world that annually attracts 20,000 attendees to The Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas. It is four nonstop days of live music, hot rods, burlesque, fashion, shopping and events. The festival features the best rockabilly music from over 60 world-renowned bands and dozens of DJs. The weekender also puts on North America’s biggest pre-1960’s era car show featuring hundreds of hot rods and an array vendors selling vintage and vintage reproduction must-haves. For media inquiries or interview opportunities, please contact Andie Riedel at ariedel(at)thinkpublicrelations(dot)com or 310.278.0180.

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