Matt Westin, Rahn Anthoni, Ed Roman, More Win At 5th Annual IMEA Awards

MTS Management Group and their artists, Matt Westin, Rahn Anthoni, Ed Roman and former client, Cherish Lee, were all winners at the 5th Annual IMEA Awards.

All I have is radio jocks and fans, who trust in what this movement is about. If it wasn’t for all of you, I would not have been on that platform to speak about The Special Needs Community.””

— Rahn Anthoni, IMEA Award Winner and founder of Special Needs Rock

PITTSBURGH, PA, UNITED STATES, June 18, 2018 / — MTS Management Group is proud to announce that they, and their artists, were winners at the 5th Annual International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) Awards. First-time nominees, Matt Westin and Rahn Anthoni were named Country Male Artist of the Year and R&B/Soul Artist of the Year, respectively. Ed Roman, a previous IMEA Award Winner, took home the honors for Best Adult Contemporary Song, "The Way She Goes." Previous client, represented by MTS during the nomination period, Cherish Lee won for Best Country Song, "Tequila Cowgirl." MTS Management Group was named Management Company of the Year, an honor they have won twice, previously.

Rahn Anthoni, who was in attendance and presented several awards said, "We won, Special Needs Community, and believe I gave a shout out to my kids….R&B Artist of The Year 2018, with I'll Trust You!!! Please believe me when I tell you, all I have is radio jocks and fans, who trust in what this movement is about. If it wasn't for all of you, I would not have been on that platform to speak about The Special Needs Community."

The ceremony, hosted by IMEA Chairman, Colt Chambers, was held this past Saturday, June 16, 2018. at Paramount Arts Center in Ashland, Kentucky. A full list of winners will be available on the IMEA site at

Nominees were selected, from nominee submissions, by an anonymous Nominating Committee, comprised of industry pros. Winners in each category are determined by the Voting Committee and a weighted fan vote. The IMEA Awards are presented annually by the International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA). IMEA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and serving as an advocate to individuals and organizations within the performing arts and entertainment industries. The IMEA Awards were developed to honor and recognize the best in independent music and entertainment, internationally. For more information, visit

Founded in 2010 by Award-winning songwriter, musician and producer, Michael Stover. A music industry veteran of over 30 years, Michael is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, with a degree specializing in the Music and Video business. Michael has used that education to gain a wealth of experience within the industry: from retail music manager and DJ, to two-time Billboard Magazine Contest winning songwriter, performer and chart-topping producer, and finally, award-winning artist manager, publicist, promoter and label president. In just 8 years, MTS Records has released 33 Top 40 New Music Weekly country chart singles, including TWELVE #1s and 8 Top 85 Music Row chart singles.

Michael Stover
MTS Management Group
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Murder on the High Seas!

Murder Mystery Mini Cruise

Murder Mystery Mini Cruise

Red Herring Games

Red Herring Games

CosyCruise - for the travelling detective

CosyCruise – for the travelling detective

The UK’s multi-award winning murder mystery company Red Herring Games today announce their latest event – a murder mystery mini cruise 5-7th October

GRIMSBY, N.E. LINCS, UNITED KINGDOM, June 18, 2018 / — The UK’s multi-award winning murder mystery company Red Herring Games today announce their latest event – a murder mystery mini cruise!

Setting sail on the 5th October 2018 travelling between Hull and Amsterdam, this unique weekend experience will engage travellers in an immersive murder mystery experience from the moment they board.

The story will be set in the 1930s and is linking up (in prequel fashion) with the popular murder mystery subscription box the firm launched in 2017.

“Those currently engaged in our Cosykiller experience have said they’d love to meet our characters in real life.” Jo Smedley, Managing Director of Red Herring Games said. “This murder mystery mini-cruise is the obvious time to introduce them to each other.”

Cosykiller, which launched after a successful Kickstarter Campaign in 2017, follows the story of Marie Jones, a young woman sent out from England to India during the time of the Raj. Her disappearance in 1935 is the case under investigation by the subscription box fans.

“You don’t need to be involved in the subscription box to enjoy the weekend” Jo Smedley said. “This is a stand-alone event. It was just that everyone involved in Cosykiller wanted to meet Marie, and this seemed like a great way of making that possible. ”

The murder under investigation during the cruise is set on board a British ship heading for India and the colonies. As yet Red Herring Games aren’t revealing the suspects, the only thing they have confirmed is that the mysterious splash Marie Jones reported in her diary entries may be explored during the cruise.

“We’re planning a mix of activities during the voyage.” Jo Smedley said. “There will be clues delivered to the cabins, as well as suspects they can interrogate while on board. The cruise will run in a similar way to our live action multi-room events with clues and suspects in different areas of the ship. Guests can decide who they want to speak to and when, and also form their own lines of questioning. It’ll be very much participant led.”

Red Herring Games have designed events all over the world, creating bespoke murder mysteries from Hawaii to Egypt. They’ve worked with big names such as Crimecon and the Agatha Christie Festival, and have received numerous awards for their unique creative business.

This cruise will be their first interactive event on board a ferry.

“It might be our first time running a ship based event.” Jo said. “But it’s not our first experience designing for them. Our games have been played on both large private yachts and on cruise liners before. This’ll just be the first time we’ve been on board ourselves while the game plays out!”

Tickets for the Murder mystery Mini-cruise start at just £245 per person and can be obtained directly from them on 01472 348909.

Jo Smedley
Red Herring Games LTD
44 1472 348909
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30 000 participants will get 10 EMI tokens each

“We are only at the beginning of tokenization”

— CEO “Circle” Jeremy Allaire

TALLINN, KESKLINNA LINNAOSA, ESTONIA, June 17, 2018 / — At first, I want to ask you. Have you ever had a dream where you have everything you want or need? Have you ever dreamed about the fantastic world where you own unlimited opportunities, skills and abilities? Personally, I have dreamed about such things many times and it’s normal for me, a young, ambitious, handsome and modest guy.

It would weird not to tell you about the fantastic world of unlimited opportunities which I found for myself. This world is called – EIPlatform.

I don’t doubt that you have the question: “What is the EIPlatform project?” What is this world of unlimited opportunities?
First of all, EIPlatform is the Esports Interactive Platform, powered by blockchain.
As a brief description – EIPlatform is the first global blockchain for esports, which connects sponsors, partners, investors and esports audience.
As a long description (I can make a huge description) –
EIP platform, based on the blockchain technology, will allow the widest part of the audience to directly participate in the development of esports.
Further development of the EIP blockchain will allow the widest audience to access the budgets
of the leading brands.
Companies and Brands, using all the main advantages of blockchain technology, such as transparency and accessibility, will cover their demands for access to the target audience.

This is just a short summary for you to understand what you are looking at, right now you are looking at the future! Not only the future of the world of Esports, but of the entire world!

The EIPlatform project is the project of the future, that’s why we look forward. We keep up with innovations, projects, trends etc. To create the Future, you should be the Future.

It’s not a secret that cryptocurrency like BTC, ETH and others have become more and more popular among people. Personally, I won’t be surprised if in some years, tokens will replace ordinary currency.
CEO "Circle"Jeremy Allaire says “We are only at the beginning of tokenization”
In real sense, he meant that blockchain is now ready to transform every aspect of finance and positively impact on all sectors of the economy as well.
So, to prove the position of my team and I, we have decided to make a major event. A type of event which humanity has never seen before!


30 000 participants will get 10 EMI tokens each
Free distribution during 30 days.
Every participant can receive 10 tokens for registering in google form:
and connecting to the project’s telegram group: .
1000 units of merchandise from Team Empire and other popular esports teams included in the prize pool.
Every week our participants will have a chance to win prizes (from 100$ up to 1 ETH)
Top 3 the most active participants in our group in Telegram will receive a trip for two to the Bounty island (Bali, Maldives or Thailand) in a 5-star hotel!

We are EIPlatform project’s team, and we want to tell people about their future. We want to talk about tokens, blockchain, esports, cryptocurrency and many other interesting and awesome things. Do you want to see your future? Don’t waste your time by going to fortune tellers – just join the EIPlatform project!

Andrew Spencer
Eiplatform OU
+ 372 8840013
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Bounty hunter. Free tokens from EIPlatform

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Rocky Mountain Pins and Needles Proudly Announces their Exclusive Line – The Rocky Mountain Baby Knits Collection

Rocky Mountain Pins and Needles Proudly Announces their Exclusive Line of Designer Baby Clothing and Blankets – The Rocky Mountain Baby Knits Collection

DENVER, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, June 16, 2018 / — Designer Ellen Keralla, owner of the Colorado company, Rocky Mountain Pins and Needles, is pleased to announce the simultaneous launch of her retail website and her exclusive line of handmade baby clothing, blankets and accessories in the Rocky Mountain Baby Knits Collection.

Individually knitted by hand in the USA, this unique collection by Rocky Mountain Pins and Needles includes a delightful selection of soft baby sweaters, knit hats, baby blankets and dresses for infants and toddlers. The 12-piece collection of comfortable baby items will be revealed to the public on June 15, 2018 on the company’s retail website at Rocky Mountain Pins and Needles.

One intriguing feature of the Rocky Mountain Baby Knits Collection is the type of fiber(yarn) used in the knitted items. In addition to wool yarn, many of the designs are created with ultra-soft specialty yarns spun from llama, angora, bamboo,/or even banana peel fibers.

Rocky Mountain Pins and Needles was formed in 2017 when designer Ellen Keralla went into business selling her exclusive designs of baby and adult knit items, handmade fabric bags and internationally imported scarves. Keralla’s handmade items were sold exclusively at craft fairs and in her Etsy shop until she expanded her online business by building her own website.

Having originally launched her business with a line of designer bags sewn in her home, Keralla was later diagnosed with Hashimoto Thyroiditis. The ongoing fatigue associated with the condition led Keralla to turn to knitting, which was a less physically demanding activity than sewing handbags. Her eye for fashion and design continue to give her collections the visual appeal that buyers love.

Rocky Mountain Pins and Needles offers free shipping on orders over $100 and currently ships only within the United States. International shipping will be available at a future date. Preferred customers receive an instant 20% discount on their first order by joining the company’s emailing list through the following sign-up form:

The Rocky Mountain Pins and Needles website and the Rocky Mountain Baby Knits Collection will be simultaneously launched on June 15, 2018 at:
Rocky Mountain Pins and Needles can also be found online on the following social media platforms:

For more information, please contact Ellen Keralla at

Ellen Keralla
Rocky Mountain Pins and Needles
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Pillow Case Plus™ Promotes Better Sleep!

Specially-Designed Pillowcase Protects Against Sleep Injuries

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, June 15, 2018 / — The Beer Co., LLC announced today the availability of the new Pillowcase Plus™, the first-of-its-kind pillow case that is constructed with small extra cushions on each side. When people rest their wrist/hand on them while sleeping, it helps prevent elbow hyperextension (going past the point the joint is intended to function without pain / damage), a shortcoming in the human anatomy in the sleeping position (especially while sleeping on one’s side). Everyone’s elbows only bend sideways so far before stressing not just the elbow but potentially the whole arm, including the shoulder all the way down to the hand and wrist. This can cause pain, soreness and stiffness in those areas that may continue through the day. This patent-pending therapist-engineered, doctor-approved innovative solution often helps to such a degree that many won’t go without it once trying it.

The Pillow Case Plus™ encases one’s favorite pillow, adding two side cushions to form cozy channels for them to rest their hand/wrist at any elevation they’re comfortable with, on top of the luxurious perfectly-sized, ideal height pads or wherever they care to nestle inside the soft channels. A. Maria Hester, M.D. says, “I believe this product has true potential. There’s no more messing with the pillow to get it just right. Doubling it over or pushing the material inside around. I slept the best I have for a long time.” Most people tend to sleep with their arms up around our pillow and the Pillow Case Plus™ also encourages them to not lay with their arm under the pillow which can also lead to pain and numbness from nerve compression. According to, it’s common to suffer elbow injuries by sleeping incorrectly at night, potentially leading to a chronic condition.

“Everyone knows how important a good night’s rest is to their daily mood. The Pillow Case Plus™ can certainly help, as well as function to expand their typically standard size pillow, maybe giving one’s small child or favorite pet a little more room and comfort,” said inventor, Victor Beer. Based in Los Angeles, Beer states that the company’s mission is to maximize the time one sleeps comfortably so that they can approach their day with a positive, fresh perspective and make the most of their world.

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Victor Beer
Beer Co., LLC
888-702-6639 (888-70Comfy)
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Pillow Case Plus

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Nearly 3,600 lots in many categories will come up for bid at Holabird Western Americana Collections, June 22-26 in Reno

Rare 1883 $1 Hawaii coin, graded highly at PCGS OGH MS 64 (est. $13,000-$20,000).

Extremely rare gold Hawaii statehood medal, #20 of just 50 pieces struck in 1959, 7.05 troy ounces (est. $10,000-$15,000).

Fancy, geometrically designed Wurlitzer Victory model 42 coin-op jukebox, made in 1942 (est. $7,000-$10,000).

Circa 1890s Western Apache olla basket (est. $1,800-$3,000).

Display-quality specimen of the aquamarine variety of the mineral Beryl, from Pakistan (est. $6,000-$9,000).

Categories will include numismatics, mining, minerals, general Americana, railroad, tokens, antique bottles, gaming, firearms, weaponry, Wells Fargo & Express.

We have a treasure trove of great material, from two choice working Wurlitzer jukeboxes to large coin collections to cigar store Indians to fine Native Americana to old Victrolas.”

— Fred Holabird

RENO, NV, UNITED STATES, June 15, 2018 / — RENO, Nev. – Holabird Western Americana Collections’ upcoming five-day auction, June 22-26 – officially titled June Treasures from Pacific Shores – is loaded with nearly 3,600 lots covering many categories, including numismatics, mining, minerals, general Americana, railroad, tokens, antique bottles, gaming, firearms and weaponry, Wells Fargo and Express collectibles and more.

“We have a treasure trove of great material, from two choice working Wurlitzer jukeboxes to large coin collections to cigar store Indians to fine Native Americana,” said Fred Holabird of Holabird Western Americana Collections. The auction will be held online and in Holabird’s gallery, at 3555 Airway Drive (Suite 308) in Reno, starting at 8 am Pacific time all five days.

For those unable to attend the sale in person, online bidding will be facilitated by,, eBay Live and Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted.

Day 1, on Friday, June 22nd, will feature 614 lots of numismatics (to include currency and scrip, gold and platinum coins, a Hawaiian coins collection, medals, ingots and ephemera); 29 lots of gaming items; 22 lots of World’s Fair and Expositions and 50 lots of Wells Fargo and Express.

“The sale is packed with rare date U.S. coinage, in ‘collectible’ conditions and in affordable grades,” Mr. Holabird pointed out. “There’s also a good variety of all fields of foreign coins, great for beginning and advanced collectors. Our collector purchased these items about twenty years ago and virtually all of the PCGS graded pieces are old green labels, which is important.”

The Hawaii collection is bound to attract keen bidder attention, led by an extremely rare gold statehood medal, number 20 of just 50 pieces struck in 1959, 7.05 troy ounces (est. $10,000-$15,000); an 1883 $1 Hawaii coin, graded highly at PCGS OGH MS 64 (est. $13,000-$20,000); and a First National Bank of Hawaii $5 note, when Hawaii was a territory (est. $2,700-$3,500).

There are over 100 gold coins in the auction. Expected top lots include a set of 25 Austrian 100 kroner 1915 uncirculated coins, each one 0.98 troy ounces of gold (est. $31,000-$33,500); seven one-ounce Canadian maple leaf gold coins, all uncirculated, all from 1980 (est. $9,100-$9,600); and a Chinese Beloved Unicorn five-ounce gold coin, proof and in a case (est. $6,500-$8,000).

“The modern gold represents an opportunity for MS70 collectors,” Mr. Holabird said. “Most of the coins are still sealed in their original government packaging and not subjected to advance grading or marketing. They’ve been mostly stored away since around 2000.” A non-gold coin to watch is the 1879-CC Morgan dollar, graded MS62, with old PCGS label (est. $4,000-$7,000).

Day 2, Saturday, June 23rd, will contain 158 lots of minerals and ore specimens and 531 lots of mining collectibles, to include lamps, candlesticks, hard goods, assay and ephemera (geographic sort). “We have two spectacular collections,” Mr. Holabird said, “the Gottschalk Aurora, Nevada collection, many with visible gold, and the Con-Virginia, Dayton Consolidated ore collection.”

The latter collection, of more than 250 ore specimens and samples, all labeled, has a pre-sale estimate of $12,500-$15,000 (starting bid: $12,000). “We decided to keep the Con-Virginia collection together, since it represents a complete group of minerals and ore from producing Western mines in the 1920s and ‘30s and before,” Mr. Holabird said. “But both are unique.”

Holabird said the Gottschalk Aurora and Con-Virginia collections were “unarguably the most important collections of their kind in private hands. Both are museum-worthy, both once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.” Other quality minerals in the session will include a display-quality specimen of the aquamarine variety of the mineral Beryl, from Pakistan (est. $6,000-$9,000).

The Bob Liebman collection of mining lamps and parts will lead the way for mining collectibles. “Bob ran the ultimate caving shop in West Virginia,” Mr. Holabird noted, “and was well known to all the mining artifact collectors, as well as cave explorationists, or ‘cavers’. This group of material is nothing short of phenomenal. Most of it is unused, dead mint, in the original boxes.”

Day 3, Sunday, June 24th, will be a packed day, with 150 lots of railroadiana (railroad passes, steamer passes and ephemera, to include lamps and geographic sort); 117 lots of medicine, soda, whiskey and miscellaneous other bottles; 243 lots of tokens, highlighted by Part II of the Texas Collection; 31 lots of political and presidential and 81 lots of Civil War collectibles and militaria.

The bottles category will include a group of four Keeley Cure bottles, made circa 1892-1900s in Carson City, Nev., and shown in Fred Holabird’s book Ghost Towns and Medicines. The bottles will be sold as one lot and have a pre-sale estimate of $1,000-$1,500. Firearms and weaponry will also be sold on Day 3, to include pistols, rifles, shotguns, swords, knives and ammunition.

Day 4, Monday, June 25th, will offer 726 lots of assorted general Americana, to include furniture, hard goods, hats, books and ephemera. Expected top lots include a fancy, geometrically designed Wurlitzer Victory model 42 coin-op electrical phonograph, or jukebox (est. $7,000-$10,000) and seven original newspaper accounts of the Little Big Horn massacre in 1877 (est. $1,000-$2,000).

Other star lots on Day 4 should include the only known film footage of the reproduction of the boxing match between Oscar Nielson (“Battling Nelson”) and Joe Gans, held Sept. 3, 1906 in Goldfield, Nev. (est. $3,000-$5,000) and a Mason player piano (a standard player piano in early honky-tonk bars and saloons), refinished, with stool and 300 rolls of music (est. $1,500-$3,000).

Day 5, Tuesday, June 26th, will be befitting of a grand finale, with 101 lots of Native Americana (to include art, baskets, jewelry, points, tools and ephemera); 34 lots of cowboy collectibles; 73 philatelic lots (featuring postal history, stamps, revenue); 36 lots of artwork; 14 lots of antique lamps; and 470 lots of bargains and dealer specials, in many of the aforementioned categories.

Day 5 highlights will include an early 1900s traditional cigar store Indian with arm raised, from the Reindeer Lodge in Mt. Rose, Nev., 66 inches tall (est. $2,500-$6,000); a set of 61 original prints from the 1807 Piranesi folio Antiquities Romaines, Vues de Rome Ancienne et Moderne (est. $5,000-$10,000); an 1890s Western Apache olla basket (est. $1,800-$3,000); two pieces of turquoise and bear claw jewelry, a large bolo and belt buckle, both by “EH” (est. $1,000-$1,500); and an 18-carat lavender blue turquoise stone set in a sterling silver pendant (est. $1,000-$1,800).

Color catalogs are available by calling 1-844-492-2766, or 775-851-1859. Also, anyone owning a collection that might fit into an upcoming Holabird Western Americana Collections auction is encouraged to get in touch. The firm travels extensively throughout the U.S., to see and pick up collections. Last year it visited Boston, Florida, Seattle and New York, among other destinations.

Holabird Western Americana is always seeking quality bottle, advertising, Americana and coin consignments for future auctions. To consign a single piece or a collection, you may call Fred Holabird at 775-851-1859 or 844-492-2766; or, you can e-mail him at To learn more about Holabird Western Americana's June 22-26 auction, visit

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Fred Holabird
Holabird Western Americana, LLC
(775) 851-1859
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Signed prints by Picasso and Chagall, Chinese Ming and Qing dynasty antiques, more at Ahlers & Ogletree's June 24th sale

Limited edition color lithograph of an artwork after Marc Chagall, titled Roses et Mimosas (est. $10,000-$20,000).

Circa 1908-1917 Faberge silver gilt and enamel box by Feodor Ruckert (est. $15,000-$25,000).

French ormolu gilt mantel clock by Barbedienne, surmounted by a figure of Neptune (est. $15,000-$25,000).

Chinese 17th century cinnabar lacquer five-tiered box and cover of square form (est. $4,000-$6,000).

Circa 1840s Georgia coin silver kettle on a stand, crafted by Clark, Rackett & Co. (est. $4,000-$6,000).

Other highlights include a French gilt mantel clock by Barbedienne, a Faberge silver gilt enamel box by Ruckert and sterling sets by Reed & Barton and Tiffany.

ATLANTA, GA, UNITED STATES, June 15, 2018 / — ATLANTA, Ga. – An important one-day auction featuring 583 lots of period antiques, fine art, modern art and furniture, Chinese decorative arts, rugs, lighting and more is planned for Sunday, June 24th, by Ahlers & Ogletree, online (via and and in the firm’s gallery located at 715 Miami Circle in Atlanta, beginning at 10 am Eastern time.

Highlights will include a Chinese solid gold snuff bottle from the Qing dynasty; prints from Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso and other artists; a Chinese late Ming dynasty carved cinnabar lacquer tiered box; an incredible French gilt mantel clock by Barbedienne; and a Faberge silver gilt enamel box by the workmaster Feodor Ruckert.

Also offered will be large sets of sterling silver by Reed & Barton and Tiffany & Co.; a Steinway player baby grand piano; a signed oil painting by Chinese modern master Yin Yong Chun; important Southern states coin silver; and a collection of folk art by artists such as Mose Tolliver, Howard Finster, R.A. Miller, Purvis Young and Jimmie Sudduth.

The solid gold Chinese snuff bottle is a rare example dating to the Qing dynasty and done in the form of a standing Tao monk figure. The diminutive bottle, standing 2 ¾ inches tall, is impressed at the bottom with a Qianlong mark and should bring $10,000-$15,000.

The circa 1908-1917 Faberge silver gilt and enamel box by Feodor Ruckert (Russian, 1840-1917) has a central enamel scene to the flat top depicting a Russian city skyline under blue sky. It has two Cyrillic workmaster marks for Rucker (est. $15,000-$25,000).

A Charles Sorlier limited edition color lithograph (#69/75) on Arches paper of an artwork after Marc Chagall (Russian/French, 1887-1985), titled Roses et Mimosas, should realize $10,000-$20,000. It’s pencil signed and numbered by Chagall and was published in Paris.

The 19th century French ormolu gilt mantel clock by Barbedienne, 34 ¾ inches tall, is surmounted by a figure of Neptune, over an architectural glass case applied with masks and trailing foliage, with clockworks stamped ‘J.E. Dupont Paris’ (est. $15,000-$25,000).

The Chinese 17th century cinnabar lacquer five-tiered box and cover (late Ming or early Qing dynasty) is of square form, with a flat top carved with scholars and attendants in a waterside pavilion overlooking a lake with cranes, ducks and trees (est. $4,000-$6,000).

A sepia-toned Bromoil gelatin silver print of a photograph by Frank Hurley (Australian, 1885-1962), titled Wreck of the Endurance (Nov. 1, 1915), numbered on the lower left (“21299”) and measuring 16 inches by 13 ¼ inches framed, should hit $8,000-$10,000.

An oil on canvas painting by Chinese artist Yin Yong Chun (b. 1958), titled Pumpkin in a Bowl (2005), artist signed and dated lower right, housed in a 31 ½ inch square frame, with a label on verso for Spanierman Gallery (N.Y.) is estimated to make $6,000-$8,000.

A circa 1840s Georgia coin silver kettle on a stand with acanthus accents and floral wreaths, crafted by Clark, Rackett & Co. (American, 1840-1852) is expected to gavel for $4,000-$6,000. The kettle, weighing 54.3 ozt., is monogrammed “Sallie E. Cade / 1834”.

A collotype in colors after Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), titled La Bouteille de Rhum (Bottle of Rum), printed circa 1965 and published in Paris by Guy Spitzer as a limited edition (#174/250), signed and numbered in pencil, should fetch $4,000-$6,000.

Nine paintings by the renowned African-American folk artist Mose Tolliver (Alabama, 1925-2006), who often signed his work simply as “Mose T”, will also come up for bid. All nine works are from the private collection of the artist’s former personal physician.

Doors will open on auction day at 9 am EDT. Previews will be held Monday through Thursday, June 18th-21st, from 10 am-6 pm; and on Friday, June 22nd, from 10 am until 2 pm. An evening preview party will be held Thursday, June 21st, from 6-9 pm. Light refreshments will be served. All previews will be at the Ahlers & Ogletree gallery. Phone and absentee bids will be accepted.

Ahlers & Ogletree is a multi-faceted, family-owned business that spans the antiques, estate sale, wholesale, liquidation, auction and related industries. Ahlers & Ogletree is always seeking quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at 404-869-2478; or, you can send them an e-mail, at

To learn more about Ahlers & Ogletree and their upcoming estates auction planned for Sunday, June 24th in Atlanta, visit Updates are posted frequently. You can also follow Ahlers & Ogletree via social media on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

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Elizabeth Rickenbaker
Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery
(404) 869-2478
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Exhibit by Aberson presents Jeri Ledbetter | New Work Opens June 14 6 until 8 PM

TULSA, OK, US, June 14, 2018 / — Exhibit by Aberson is pleased to present a selection of new works from Jeri Ledbetter opening Thursday, June 14th from 6 until 8 PM at Exhibit by Aberson located at 3524B S Peoria Avenue, Tulsa OK 74105.

Living on the Mississippi River, Jeri Ledbetter is inspired and compelled both by nature’s oddities and man-made structures. She is enthralled with the contrast of, and interplay between, industry and nature. “I can pick out something in the walks that I take,” says Ledbetter. “I’m drawn to support systems of lines; to things that have high contrast like nature and industry, together, interwoven. There is something about the bird’s nest next to the chain link fence and telephone wires.” She sees these man-made structures all striving for survival with water, wind, vines, and time. She views her paint and pencil similarly; these natural objects cast by industry, paint the surface of her piece, like wind and water toil against the works of man.

Ledbetter lets her instruments decide the course of her piece; she does not want the involuntary and free hand to be controlled by a plan and scheme. Through her work she allows for the blessing of the unexpected line or stroke embracing the accidental, the surprise. “The only thing you can really do is attack the painting. It’s impossible to sit and think about the painting for a long time because what you’re thinking is not going to occur to the painting,” she explains. “It takes so much energy and a lot of physical work in this process and that physical labor gets you ready to find the little accidents that you’re looking for.”

Jeri Ledbetter is a graduate of the Memphis College of Art. She studied with the acclaimed painter Gregory Amenoff at workshops in both Santa Fe and Provincetown, MA. Other studies include painting with Nathan Oliviera and Fred Burton. From 2000 through 2003, Ledbetter taught drawing at the Memphis College of Art. She currently works and resides in Memphis, TN. She is included in several corporate collections and personal collections nationally and internationally.

For all press inquiries and information, please contact Kim Fonder at or call the gallery at (918) 740-1054. Please join the conversation with Exhibit by Aberson on Facebook (@aberson.exhibits), Instagram (@exhibitbyaberson), Pinterest (@abersonexhibits), Artsy (exhibit-by-aberson) and 1stDibs (@exhibit-by-aberson).

Kim Fonder
Exhibit by Aberson
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Luis Alberto Peluso recalls success of Latin American Poker Tour event

The Latin American Poker Tour arriving in Mar del Plata saw the Argentine coastal resort host its first ever officially recognized poker tournament.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES, June 14, 2018 / — Presided over by lottery and casino industry expert Luis Alberto Peluso, the event saw professional poker players from around the globe descend on the Argentine city, all looking to hopefully scoop the $381,030 grand prize.

"Mar del Plata had hosted FIFA World Cup games, the Pan American Games, and the Rugby World Cup Sevens in the not too distant past," explains Peluso. "It was not, however, until the arrival of the Latin American Poker Tour that the city would play host to its first officially recognized poker tournament."

Indeed, the PokerStars sponsored event saw Mar del Plata embrace poker like never before.

Promptly hailed as a great success, the tournament's croupiers prepared for several months for the event in Las Vegas, Nevada. "Vegas is a city whose economy is primarily driven by gaming, tourism, and conventions," Luis Alberto Peluso explains.

"This was a key aspiration of the resort of Mar del Plata at the time," he continues. "The city sought to grow its economy through the gaming and entertainment sectors, which in turn would bolster its restaurant and retail industries."

Mar del Plata's inaugural official poker tournament was won by Germany's Dominik Nitsche. "Coming into the event, I wanted to play my best poker," he remarked upon winning. "I have no plans for the money. Maybe I'll save it, or maybe I'll buy a nice car!"

Of the success of poker itself, Peluso suggests that this is likely down to the fact that rather than just a game of chance, poker is a game of skill and ability. "It's a mathematical game, like a variation of chess," he says.

Accordingly, recent figures suggest that, as of 2018, there are more than 65 million regular poker players in the United States, with more people now enjoying the card game than either tennis or golf.

A major fishing port and part of Buenos Aires Province, the resort city of Mar del Plata has subsequently gone on to host the FIBA Americas Championship and the World Transplant Games, as well as acting as the starting point for the Dakar Rally when it arrived for the first time in Argentina.

"I'm incredibly proud of what my team and I achieved in bringing the Latin American Poker Tour to Mar del Plata," says Peluso of the event, wrapping up. "I'm confident that it'll be back, and hopefully bigger and better than ever!"

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Roses are red, violets are blue, these eco-friendly sunglasses are made of bamboo! – by Joplins Sunglasses

Joplins launched eco-friendly bamboo sunglasses on Indiegogo. The new sunglasses are super strong and super light and they come with lifetime guarantee.Buy now!

Plastic is around since the last 70 to 60 years, but only 9% ended up being recycled. Most of it is in landfills and will take centuries to disappear. We want to create a movement in this industry”

— Rafael Dutra, Joplins CEO

LISBON, PORTUGAL, June 14, 2018 / — Roses are red, violets are blue, these eco-friendly sunglasses are made of bamboo! – by Joplins Sunglasses

The morning jog on the beach has just become more eco-friendly. The new Wayfarer sunglasses by Joplins, are made from lightweight and floatable bamboo fibers. They are nearing their production date on Indiegogo, and everyone is invited to share and join in this initiative to spread positive vibes all around.

Founded in California, Joplins now also has its operations in Rio de Janeiro, where it reflects the warm, tropical climate and the upbeat vibes of samba and Lisbon, where the team has decided to establish its headquarters. According to Rafael, founder and CEO, “Plastic is around since the last 70 to 60 years, but only 9% ended up being recycled. Most of it is in landfills and will take centuries to disappear.”, and that was the reason we could not simply make another set of plastic sunglasses. “We want to create a movement of eco-friendly sunglasses in this huge industry!”.

Eco-friendliness is not the only attraction of the new Wayfares by Joplins. The fact that it is made of bamboo gives the Wayfarers glasses extra lightweight properties. They are even lighter than its plastic and regular acetate competitors making it extra comfortable on the face. In fact it is so light that it floats on the water. They are the glasses that you will not lose whenever you are in the ocean.

Another incredible feature is extra resistant lenses, super polarized lenses that include 9 layers of protection:
-1 layer of the polarizing core
-4 layers of UV400 (which is the maximum UV protection)
-2 layers anti-scratch
-2 shock absorber.

And all this forever! Yes, you read well. Joplins sunglasses put their skin on the game by providing 100% lifetime warranty on all sunglasses and will replace any pair of glasses with defects caused by materials and workmanship.

Manufacturing Process here:

The new Wayfarer sunglasses come in 4 different models with different frame colors and lenses. The campaign starts today, 11th June 2018, and it will go for the next 4 weeks with perks starting from 59$ and going up in price as the earlier discounted perks sell out.

The crowdfunding target amount is 10k $ to fund the Wayfarer’s production. All the sunglasses will be shipped 25 days once the project is funded.

Summer is coming. Help bring the Wayfarers to the market. Contribute now here:

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Source: EIN Presswire