Laugh Factory Comedy Camp Celebrates its 34th Year of Inspiring Underprivileged Children

Laugh Factory Comedy Camp

Comedian- Tiffany Haddish

“The camp provides a safe haven for at risk or underprivileged children and inspires them to transform negative energy into something positive.” ~Jamie Masada

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, September 4, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Since 1984, the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp has helped over a thousand children in need build self-confidence by developing their humor and creativity through the healing power of laughter. Every year, Jamie Masada, Laugh Factory’s owner, and an acclaimed list of comics, reach out to underprivileged children in the community.

“The camp provides a safe haven for at risk or underprivileged children and inspires them to transform negative energy into something positive,” Masada expresses. “The program teaches children each summer to take frustrations, anger, and hurt to the stage and use stand-up comedy as a way to inspire confidence and hope, proving that laughter truly is the best medicine.”

During the 8-week program, the campers will be coached by professional comedians. In previous years, instructors have included comics Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Bob Saget, Paul Rodriguez, Dave Chappelle, Jon Lovitz, Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler, George Lopez, Chris Tucker, and Tiffany Haddish, to name a few. The program is free of charge for those chosen, and a graduation ceremony is held at the end of the 8-week camp where each child (ages 9-16) performs a six-minute comedy set on stage in front of friends and family.

“I want to express my thanks and appreciation to all of you. Your love and encouragement has helped fuel my passion and continue to make Laugh Factory Camp a warm and welcoming place for underprivileged children each and every summer,” Masada continues. “Thanks to your enthusiasm and love for the Laugh Factory, we have been able to show these kids what is possible and how they can overcome their current circumstances.”

Several comedy camp kids have found success in their futures as a comedian, such as Nick Cannon, Amanda Bynes, and Tiffany Haddish. The Laugh Factory Comedy Camp was also featured in a PBS documentary, "Standup: A Summer at Comedy Camp," which was aired nationwide.

"Laughter heals and gives these kids the self-esteem to overcome obstacles that many of us don't have to face, and to accomplish whatever they set their hearts and minds to," Masada concludes. “Helping these kids heal from their pain and realize the future is bright is the greatest gift we can all give them.”

Laugh Factory
8001 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 656-1336

Please click to view Comedy Camp comedian Tiffany Haddish’s feature article in the Los Angeles Times

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Maurice Gray Eldridge of Chester Charter School of the Arts to be Featured of CUTV News Radio

SWARTHMORE, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, September 4, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Not every student who attends an arts school is expected to become an artist, but every student can benefit from serious engagement with the arts.

Maurice Gray Eldridge is the Vice Chair for the Chester Fund for Education and the Arts and former principal of the prestigious Duke Ellington School for the Arts. Over a career spanning five decades, Eldridge has empowered students through a strong focus on the arts at the center of a liberal arts education.

“I happen to believe all kids, whatever they want to be when they grow up, will benefit from having the arts in their lives,” says Eldridge. “The arts are integrated into the curriculum of the school, which helps students learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, so they can begin to feel a part of a family, a community. We’re building a community inside a school.”

Eldridge grew up in Washington DC in an era when the city like the rest of the country was segregated. When the Supreme Court issued its desegregation order for the nation in 1954, Eldridge was heading into the tenth grade.

“Until tenth grade I had attended only segregated schools in which most of the teachers were very dedicated educated black women whose path in the world was very much limited by both gender and race,” recalls Eldridge. “We had excellent teachers who instilled in me the importance and deep value of our education, particularly if we were going to succeed with our lives in a segregated society. It became a very powerful piece of who I am with respect to learning.”

Eldridge in that same year was recruited into a progressive, integrated, and coed boarding school in New England, where he emgerged as a leader through his genuine commitment to the role the arts, theater, poetry, and literature can play in education. In 1979, Eldridge was named principal of the Duke Ellington School for the Arts, where he served for 10 years.

“People like Dave Chappelle and Denise Graves who attended Duke Ellington when I was principal are still out there doing it,” says Eldridge. “What’s remarkable to me after all of these years since the Ellington School started, is how much its graduates still feel themselves to be part of a family, whether they’re in the arts in their career or not.”

In 2005, Eldridge was instrumental in establishing the Chester Charter School for the Arts in Chester, Pennsylvania, a K-12 arts school.

“It’s about presenting to kids an environment that affirms them, that says ‘you matter, and what you’re interested in matters, and that’s why we’re giving you the best setting we can to accomplish that,’” says Eldridge.

CUTV News Radio will feature Maurice Gray Eldridge in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on September 6th at 1pm EDT.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on Chester Charter School of the Arts, visit www.ccschoolarts.org

Lou Ceparano
CUTV News
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Shannon's is accepting quality consignments for its October 25th fine art auction through September 15th

Edward Moran (Am., 1829-1901), The Winning Yacht, oil on canvas, signed lower left (est. $40,000-$60,000).

Alfred S. Mira (Am., 1900-1981), oil on canvas, signed lower right and dated 1930 (est. $25,000-$35,000).

Frederick J. Mulhaupt (Am., 1871-1938), titled End of the Day, Gloucester Harbor, oil on canvas, signed lower right (est. $20,000-$30,000).

Important American paintings from the 19th century through the modern era will be available during Shannon’s bi-annual American and European Fine Art Auction.

The auction will include quality examples from the Hudson River School, American Impressionism, Modernism and European fine art. ”

— Sandra Germain

MILFORD, CONN., UNITED STATES, September 4, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — MILFORD, CT. – Important American paintings from the 19th century through the modern era will be available during Shannon’s bi-annual American and European Fine Art Auction to be held at 6PM on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Milford, Connecticut. Featuring over 200 lots, the auction will include quality examples from the Hudson River School, American Impressionism, Modernism and European fine art.
The auction will feature works by Colin Campbell Cooper, Willard Leroy Metcalf, Edward Moran, M.F.H De Haas, Guy C. Wiggins, Irving Ramsey Wiles, Arthur Dove, Lawton S. Parker, Alfred S. Mira, Felix Ziem, Edward Henry Potthast, Frederick J. Mulhaupt, George Gardner Symons, Regis Gignoux, William T. Richards, Edouard Cortes, Walter L. Palmer and many others!
Highlights include an Edward Moran painting depicting racing vessels “Madeleine” and “Countess of Dufferin” as they finish the third challenge of the 1876 America’s Cup; a luminist seascape by William Trost Richards; a rare view in New York City by Alfred Mira; and an evening street scene of Paris by Edouard Cortes.
Shannon’s is accepting consignments for the October 25th sale through September 15th. To consign a single piece of artwork, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (203) 877-1711; or, e-mail at info@shannons.com. To learn more about Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers and the Thursday, April 26th auction, please visit www.shannons.com. Updates are posted frequently.
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Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers
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Miller & Miller's Mantiques! auction on Saturday, September 15th, is an exciting mix of must-have man cave memorabilia

Twilight Zone pinball machine (1993), designed by Bally’s pinball wizard Pat Lawlor.

Monumental Art Deco bronze statue by McClelland Barclay (Am., 1891-1943), titled Spirit of Speed.

Kuntz ‘St. Bernard’ tin litho beer tray, made in Waterloo, Ontario and an iconic piece of early Canadian breweriana.

Bright and colorful Super-Shell Wayne 60-inch Art Deco clock face gas pump, fully restored throughout.

1954 Mercury M100 custom cab pick-up truck, a rare Canadian-built model, show-quality, with a frame-off restoration.

OK, all you manly men out there, listen up: Now that you’ve decided to convert that garage or basement into your own personal hideaway, this auction is for you.

We set out by thinking of what the coolest man cave in the world would look like. That’s why the sale features gas pumps, vintage arcade games, historic conversation pieces and lots of great signs.”

— Ethan Miller

NEW HAMBURG, ONTARIO, CANADA, September 4, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — NEW HAMBURG, Ontario, Canada – OK, all you manly men out there, listen up: Now that you’ve decided to convert that garage or basement into your own personal hideaway, be aware there’s an auction that could be a one-stop shop for everything you need to fill it up in style. It’s Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.’s September 15th Mantiques! Gentleman’s Collectibles auction.

The Saturday event, to be held online and in Miller & Miller’s gallery at 59 Webster Street in New Hamburg, Ontario, is bursting with 529 lots of vintage advertising and signs, petroliana (gas station collectibles), breweriana, firearms and knives, coin-ops, arcade games, vending machines, militaria, barristers’ office furniture and vintage cars, motorbikes and outboards.

“We used ‘coolness’ as a qualifying factor for this high-end gentleman’s collectibles auction,” said Ethan Miller of Miller and Miller Auctions, Ltd. “We set out by thinking of what the coolest and most intelligent ‘man cave’ in the world would look like and went from there. That’s why it features gas pumps, vintage arcade games, historic conversation pieces and lots of great signs.”

And breweriana. A highlight of the sale will be the Bill Kirkwood breweriana collection – a lifetime accumulation of early beer trays and ephemera. Examples include a Kuntz ‘St. Bernard’ tin litho beer tray, made in Waterloo, Ontario and an iconic piece of early Canadian breweriana (est. CA$4,000-$6,000); and a Huether factory scene tin litho beer tray made in Berlin, Ontario, signed ‘Standard Adv Co Coshocton O.’ (est. CA$3,500-$5,000). Both signs are from the 1900s.

“The rest is high-end, manly and investment-grade collectibles,” Mr. Miller said, “an exciting mix of must-have masculine memorabilia. We set the bar high.” The auction will begin promptly at 10 am Eastern time. For those unable to attend the event in person, internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com and HiBid.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be taken.

One lot certain to attract keen bidder interest is a rare and monumental Art Deco bronze statue by McClelland Barclay (Am., 1891-1943), titled Spirit of Speed, from which Barclay’s well-known miniatures were inspired (est. CA$8,000-$12,000). The work, inscribed and dated 1929, is in excellent, untouched condition, with perfect original patina. It’s stamped by the foundry, Roman Bronze Works (N.Y.). But its size is what makes it special – 30 ½ inches tall by 14 inches wide.

Another lot to watch is the Goodrich Canadian Mountie porcelain sign from the 1930s, among Canada’s most highly sought-after advertising signs and one of the nicest unrestored examples known. It was made by the W.F. Vilas Co., Ltd. Cowansville, Quebec (est. CA$15,000-$18,000). Also up for bid will be a King Cole Tea & Coffee sign, also from the 1930s and one of Canada’s most visually appealing signs, made by General Steel Wares, Toronto (est. CA$4,000-$6,000).

What could be better than the two of most desirable pinball machines ever made? Addams Family (1992) and its follow up Twilight Zone (1993) were designed by Bally’s pinball wizard Pat Lawlor. Lawlor’s Addams Family was so commercially successful that he was given “carte blanche” to make Twilight Zone, the game of his dreams. Each machine is complete, serviced and fully functioning. The Twilight Zone model carries an estimate of CA$7,500-$9,500, while the Addams Family machine is expected to command CA$6,500-$8,500. Both machines are complex, boasting wonderful graphics from the popular TV programs of the 1960s.

Vehicles that would make any man-cave inhabitant proud will include a 1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe woody station wagon (est. CA$35,000-$40,000); and a 1954 Mercury M100 custom cab pick-up truck, a rare Canadian-built model (est. CA$40,000-$45,000). The truck is show-quality throughout, having had a frame-off restoration. It starts, runs and drives perfectly. The three-speed standard shift vehicle with overdrive is well-appointed, with a custom cab deluxe interior.

We all know manly men are strong. But how strong? That could be determined with the help of a coin-op ‘Donkey Bray’ strength tester, made in America in the 1930s (est. CA$7,000-$10,000). As the player pulls on the handles, the donkey’s eyes light up and he brays. The harder he pulls, the louder it brays. The penny machine was made by the Exhibition Supply Company (Chicago).

A companion device to the strength tester is the ‘Electricity is Life’ counter-top shocker, made in the U.S. circa 1900 (est. CA$3,000-$4,000). The user receives a good ‘jolt’ when the machine is operated (for what purpose isn’t made clear; “just because” is as good a guess as any). Anyway, it was made by the Detroit Medical Battery Company in Detroit and is complete and functioning.

Rounding out a couple more highlights from the catalog are a bright and colorful Super-Shell Wayne 60-inch clock face gas pump, made in America circa 1930s, an Art Deco pump that’s had an exceptional restoration throughout, fitted with a matching reproduction “Super-Shell” globe (est. CA$8,000-$12,000); and a 1963 Gretsch model 6120 Nashville electric guitar, orange stain, with original case and Chet Atkins pick guard. It’s signed “Chet Atkins” (est. CA$3,000-$4,000).

A preview will be held the date of sale from 8:30 am until the first gavel falls at 10 am Eastern. People can pre-bid live online now at the company website: www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com.

Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. Is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. The firm is a seller of high-value collections of antique and vintage collectibles valued between $35,000 and $3 million, and items of individual merit. Its stated mission is to provide serious collectors with a trusted place to buy and sell, while its vision is to be Canada’s highest grossing seller of high value collections.

To consign a single piece, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (519) 573-3710 or (519) 716-5606; or, you can send an e-mail to info@millerandmillerauctions.com. To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions and the Sept. 15th auction, visit www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com.

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Ethan Miller
Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.
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"Hollywood I'm Sorry"

A Totally True Story

LAPD arrest file photo

KTLA Los Angeles interviews Fernando Escovar about ®OSCARS

New true story documentary film about an Academy Award that was found on Ebay .

A Totally True Story!”

— Fernando Escovar

HOLLYWOOD, CA, UNITED STATES, September 4, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Independent film makers Fernando Escovar & Earl Crowe are producing a new true story documentary film about an Academy Award that was found on Ebay .
The award was taken to ®OSCAR after parties and events and it leads to a world of trouble and crazy experiences for Fernando.
The two have started an IndieGoGo Film funding page to finish the film which is 75% completed.

In March of 2000, the heist of 55 Oscar® statuettes en route to Los
Angeles, just days before the anticipated ceremony, made news around the
world. “Hollywood I’m Sorry,” a documentary, follows the trail of one of those
stolen Oscars®, and the escapades of entertainment journalist-
photographer, Fernando Escovar, who finds himself in a whirlwind of
scandal after buying an Academy Award® on eBay and using the precious
statue to con his way into the coveted realm of award ceremony after
parties.

His successful coup with the festive night on the town inspires him to sell
the Oscar® on Craigslist. Within days, Fernando is tailed by undercover
detectives. Arrested and charged with grand theft, Fernando discovers that
the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, home of the Academy
Awards®, are after his head and will doing anything to prosecute him to the
fullest extent of the law.

Narrated by Fernando Escovar, and interviewers Danny Trejo, Esai Morales & Luiz
Guzman, the farcical crime caper unfolds with commentary about the
rarified world of the Oscar® from Academy Award® winners Halle Berry, Emily Blunt,
Marisa Tomei, Jeff Bridges, Alan Arkin, Colin Firth, Jodie Foster, and Brie
Larson. Appearances from Kevin Hart, Jamie Foxx, Tiffany Haddish, King Bach and Paul Sorvino
are but a few of the famous faces providing insight into a “life
is stranger than fiction” tale. To contribute funding please visit https://igg.me/at/hollywoodimsorry/emal/4843890

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OnlyOneMY Announces Plans For Launch

Kuala Lumpur-based trophy supplier has launched their new website to display their line of custom trophies, designed in acrylic, crystal, pewter or metal.

KUALA LUMPUR , MALAYSIA, September 3, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — OnlyOneMY and Eddy Bo are pleased to announce the launch of their new website and online catalogue featuring trophies. The experienced team is ready and willing to help customers with the trophy selection and design process. The unique process of working with clients makes selecting and designing the perfect trophy simple, fun and easy. The customization is free and personalized specifically for the customer's needs. Customers can choose from the style, materials and message.

A representative of the company explains, "We have our own expert designers ready to create the perfect trophy for your needs. The design is only limited by your imagination. There is no minimum order either for corporate entities or for individuals. We take orders for pretty much any order quantity. That means if you only require 1-10 units of trophies, we are able to fulfil that as well. However, it goes without saying that the more trophies you order, the more attractive the price of the trophies becomes."

“Selecting a trophy is a simple process” he continues. “Our live chat and customer support team understands that picking a trophy from thousands of options can be overwhelming. We communicate with our clients to quickly shortlist to three to five trophies, taking into consideration the budget, trophy type and design specifications. This leads to a hyper-personalized catalogue to suit the needs of the specific client.”

When picking a trophy supplier in Malaysia, four factors are obvious. The quality of the awards and trophies is perhaps the most important. The look and feel of the trophy, as well as the material used to create the trophy, are part of the selection process. The customization and engraving skills of the trophy supplier is the next quality test. Customers must be able to depend on the reliability of the supplier. When an event is occurring on a particular date, the trophy needs to be there. The final factor in choosing a supplier is the budget available. The Kuala Lumpur firm seeks to reach a balance between quality and affordability.

Organization: OnlyOneMY
Address: 01-08-01, Brem Park, Jalan Selesa 2, 58200 Wilayah Persekutuan, Wilayah Persekutuan
Phone: 012-222-6038
Email: eddy@onlyone.my

Eddy Bo
OnlyOneMY
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