Oil on canvas painting of a Japanese girl by David Burliuk (1882-1967) brings $39,100 at Weiss Auctions, September 16th

Beautiful oil on canvas portrait of a Japanese girl by David Burliuk (Ukrainian/American, 1882-1967), 13 inches by 17 inches, signed lower left by Burliuk and dated “1922” ($39,100).

14kt gold handmade custom flute, engraved by the maker, “Verne Q. Powell, Boston”, dated to 1951 or 1952, serial #1299, with non-gold valves and original fitted leather case ($17,825).

Circa 1900 Seth Thomas Regulator No. 60 wall clock in a walnut case, featuring an 8-inch brass pendulum and face with a 14-inch diameter painted metal dial and Roman numerals ($17,250).

Oil on canvas painting by French artist Michel Delacroix (b. 1933), titled Le Chariot Bleu, signed lower left and signed and titled on verso ($15,600).

Parisian scene depicting the village of Montmartre by Hiro Yamagata (Japanese/American, b. 1948), titled simply Montmartre, 25 ¾ inches by 21 ¼ inches (sight, less frame) ($12,000).

The portrait painting, measuring 13 inches by 17 inches on a relined canvas, was signed lower left by Burliuk and dated “1922”. It was the top lot of the sale.

We had over two thousand registered bidders on LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com and over one thousand of them were viewing live at the same time. It was the strongest bidding I've seen in years.”

— Philip Weiss

LYNBROOK, NY, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A beautiful oil on canvas portrait of a Japanese girl by David Burliuk (Ukrainian/American, 1882-1967) – part of a fresh-to-market, never before offered collection of works by Burliuk – sold for $39,100 to take top lot honors in an online Estate & Art Auction held September 16th by Weiss Auctions. Overall, the 550-lot sale grossed nearly $500,000.

The portrait painting, measuring 13 inches by 17 inches on a relined canvas, was signed lower left by Burliuk and dated (“1922”). That painting, as well as some others, came from the estate of Ella Jaffe Freidus, a renowned art dealer who lived in Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. She was a longtime friend of Burliuk’s. The nephew of the consignor was, at one time, Ms. Freidus’s caretaker.

“There were many other lots that sold in the thousands of dollars, but the Burliuk portrait took the top prize,” said Philip Weiss of Weiss Auctions. “We had over two thousand registered bidders on LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com, and over one thousand of them were viewing live at the same time. It was probably the strongest bidding I have seen in years.”

The catalog was highlighted by 40 lots of important Wedgwood pieces (including tri-color pieces, Egyptian series, Sphinx candlesticks and Basalt statues), high-end Nippon, original oil paintings by important listed artists plus works on paper, Lalique lamps, Russian icons, Theo Faberge eggs, Murano and art glass, jewelry (including gold, silver, platinum and diamonds).

Following are additional highlights from the auction. All prices include the buyer’s premium.

A 14kt gold handmade custom flute, engraved by the maker, “Verne Q. Powell, Boston”, dated to 1951 or 1952, played a sweet tune for $17,825. The flute, serial #1299 engraved on the body, featured non-gold valves and the original fitted leather case with a name plate on the cover.

A circa 1900 Seth Thomas Regulator No. 60 wall clock, in a walnut case with an early finish, chimed on time for $17,250. The all original clock featured an 8-inch brass pendulum, beat scale, weight, key, hands and face having a 14-inch diameter painted metal dial with Roman numerals.

An oil on canvas painting by French artist Michel Delacroix (b. 1933), titled Le Chariot Bleu, signed lower left and signed and titled on verso, went for $15,600. The canvas measured 28 ¾ inches by 23 ¾ inches. Delacroix paints rich, bustling, Parisian street scenes in the “naif” style.

A Parisian scene depicting the village of Montmartre by Hiro Yamagata (Japanese/American, b. 1948), titled simply Montmartre, 25 ¾ inches by 21 ¼ inches (sight, less frame), made $12,000. The lovely oil on canvas rendering was signed, titled and dated (“76”) lower left bottom edge.

A gorgeous oil on canvas painting signed by the Danish/American artist Johann Berthelsen (1883-1972), depicting Riverside Church and Grant’s Tomb, reached a respectable $9,200, despite some areas of craquelure. The work was housed in a 37 ½ inch by 32 ½ inch frame.

A scarce Wedgwood Black Jasperware bolted vase, 12 inches tall, showing rams’ heads in high relief and exhibiting no flaws at all, finished at $3,000. Also, a Nippon blown out humidor with a nautical motif, showing a fisherman in a boat, 8 inches tall, found a new owner for $2,040.

A large oil on canvas by the Russian-born French artist Constantin Kluge (1912-2003), titled Le Café Du Coin, signed lower right and housed in a 44 inch by 37 inch frame, realized $5,100; and an oil on canvas by Maxime Camille Louis Maufra (French, 1861-1918), titled Windmills, 25 inches by 21 inches (sight, less frame), pulled from a Southampton, N.Y. estate, rose to $6,900.

An untitled lithograph in colors by the renowned Spanish artist Joan Miro (1893-1983), pencil signed lower right and pencil numbered (“5/300”) lower left, with an image size of 19 ½ inches by 25 ½ inches, brought $4,680. Also, an oil on canvas painting by Benjamin Osro Eggleston (American, 1867-1937), titled The Marble Bench, in a spectacular frame, gaveled for $3,840.

Weiss Auctions has several big online auctions planned for the rest of fall. They’ll kick off with a rare books auction on Wednesday, October 21st, at 12 noon. The sale will be highlighted by 200 lots of mystery and detective fiction books from the Otto Penzler collection, along with single better books, some author and group lots, a collection of science fiction books and more.

That will be followed by a toys, trains and toy soldiers auction – more than 500 lots in all – on Thursday, November 5th, at 10 am Eastern time. The trains portion will feature more material from the Neil Padron estate, with high-grade and rare Lionel post-war trains. Toys will include Part 2 of a toy airplane collection, with many lots of Japanese friction and battery-op examples.

Then, on Thursday, November 19th, Weiss Auctions will present a sale featuring 500 lots of interesting and fresh to the market lots in several collecting categories, including sports, comics, comic art, historical memorabilia. An expected top lot: the original handwritten lyrics to the classic Elvis Presley song Heartbreak Hotel, by Mae Boren Axton and Tommy Durden (1955).

Weiss Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, estate or a collection, you may call them at (516) 594-0731; or, you can send an e-mail to Philip Weiss at Phil@WeissAuctions.com. For more information about Weiss Auctions and the big auction slated for Thursday, March 26th, visit www.WeissAuctions.com. Updates are posted often.

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GamesRadar+’s Record Year Continues With the Golden Joystick Awards

Back For 2020 With a New All-Digital Format

This year the event will be a truly global, all-digital, affair with a variety of exciting guest hosts, exclusive game trailers and video features. This will allow us to reach millions more fans.”

— Daniel Dawkins, Content Director, Games and Film

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — GamesRadar+, the world’s fastest-growing major games website, today announced its flagship awards brand ‘The Golden Joystick Awards’ will be broadcast in November 2020, with public voting going live today.

GamesRadar+ recorded its all-time audience record of 35.5m global users in April 2020, and has seen phenomenal growth with a 92% year-on-year rise in users across the globe*. Users in the US have increased over 40% in the last year, totaling 9.5 million in August 2020*. This year has been a breakthrough year for the GamesRadar+ brand, which also broadcast The Future Games Show in June and August, reaching over 23 million views globally across its E3 and Gamescom shows. GamesRadar+ is owned by Future PLC, which owns and broadcasts the trailblazing PC Gaming Show during E3 each year presented by pcgamer.com.

The Golden Joystick Awards, now in its 38th year, is GamesRadar’s flagship awards brand and the world's biggest public-voted games awards, with millions of fans voting each year for the games, developers, publishers and personalities who have entertained and thrilled them the most over the last 12 months. This year, the Golden Joystick Awards show will be an all-digital broadcast featuring over 20 categories, the majority of which are voted for by the global gaming public, as well as exclusive trailers and features on forthcoming, hotly anticipated games.

Daniel Dawkins, Content Director, Games and Film explains more:
“Last year the Golden Joystick Awards were held in central London with awards being handed out to developers who had flown in from all around the globe. This year the event will be a truly global, all-digital, affair with a variety of exciting guest hosts, exclusive game trailers and editorialised video features. We strongly believe this will allow us to reach millions more fans, with the Golden Joystick Awards 2020 being hosted on gamesradar.com, currently enjoying a year of record traffic. Our revamped digital show will be produced by the team behind the recently-launched Future Games Show, which attracted 23 million views for its E3 and Gamescom shows. We can’t wait to celebrate the best games of the last 12 months and look forward to the next generation of consoles and creators.”

Gabrielle Kessler, VP, Client Solutions, Future New York said:
"Moving the Golden Joysticks to an all-digital format gives us freedom to create bespoke branded content with sponsors who share our desire to celebrate positive gaming culture. While the gaming industry has seen continued growth through 2020, we want to do more than simply pat ourselves on the back for a record-breaking year. We intend on using our platform to shine a light on individuals and companies using their voice to promote inclusivity, diversity and social change. We welcome all endemic and non-endemic companies interested in furthering this mission to take advantage of our massive audience."

Voting opens today and closes on November 2nd, 2020. For more information visit www.goldenjoysticks.com or follow The Golden Joystick Awards on Twitter and Facebook. US clients interested in working with the Golden Joysticks Awards should contact Gabrielle Kessler at gabrielle.kessler@futurenet.com.

*Google Analytics: GamesRadar+ recorded its all-time audience record in April 2020, reaching 35.5 million global users. +92% year-to-date global users (Jan 1 – Aug 31, 2020 vs Jan 1 – Aug 31, 2019). *ComScore Media Metrix: US audience breakdown – 9.5 million in Aug 2020 (+40.5% YoY)

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About The Golden Joystick Awards
The Golden Joystick Awards honor the people and products that have transformed the games industry in 2020. The event features over 20 categories, the majority of which are voted for by the global gaming public. The event was first held in 1983 and since then it has grown to become the world’s biggest public voted gaming awards brand. For more information visit www.goldenjoysticks.com or follow us on https://twitter.com/goldenjoysticks, https://www.facebook.com/goldenjoysticks/.

About Future
Future is a global platform business for specialist media with diversified revenue streams. Its content reaches 1 in 3 adults in both the UK and the US.

The Media division is high-growth with three complementary revenue streams: eCommerce, events and digital advertising including advertising within newsletters. It operates in a number of sectors including technology, games, music, home interest, hobbies and B2B and its brands include Truly, TechRadar, PC Gamer, Tom's Guide, Android Central, Homebuilding & Renovating Show, GamesRadar+, The Photography Show, Top Ten Reviews, Live Science, Guitar World, MusicRadar, Space.com and Tom's Hardware.

The Magazine division focuses on publishing specialist content, with a combined global circulation of over 3 million delivered through more than 220 publications. The portfolio spans technology, games and entertainment, sports, music, creative and photography, hobbies, homes and garden, real life, country lifestyle, TV and film and B2B. Its titles include Country Life, Wallpaper*, Classic Rock, Guitar Player, FourFourTwo, Homebuilding & Renovating, Digital Camera, Guitarist, How It Works, woman&home, Total Film, What Hi-Fi? and Music Week.

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Properties of an excellent wooden steering wheel

Wooden steering wheel

Wooden steering wheel

ALYTUS, LITHUANIA, September 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — If you enjoy driving or if you want to become a better driver, you probably know that handling is the most crucial aspect of driving. And proper driving experiences are heavily tied to steering response and in turn, the quality of a steering wheel. How comfortable, how fast or how good you drive cannot be separated from how good your steering wheel is. Formula 1 drivers are considered the best in the world, and their steering wheels alone cost more than fifty thousand dollars. So, it is about time to find out what makes a good steering wheel!

Personalisation

First and foremost, you have to know that every driver is different, and everyone has a unique driving style. The tools and devices inside the car must fit the driver so he or she can do the absolute best when driving. The steering wheel has to be pleasant to touch, of a nice circumference, width, size and made from materials that will not slip from your hand. This is why manufacturers usually offer different steering wheel types in their model range.

This is also why service providers like https://www.woodensteeringwheels.com/ have massive success. They know that many car owners are not satisfied with their steering wheel put in by the manufacturer, and can make a custom one for anyone. They can make your dream steering wheel or customise a classic unit to better suit your needs.

Functionality

A good steering wheel must be functional. That is especially vital when you consider driving performance and driving comfort. BMW M car steering wheels have the famous ‘M’ buttons which are like shortcuts to a desired, pre-configured driving mode. A press of a single button can change the entire experience of driving a car in an instant.

Furthermore, you can have paddle shifters for quicker gear changes, driving mode adjustment knobs and other performance-related options on a great steering wheel.

On the other hand, if you are seeking comfort, a steering wheel should offer buttons for adjusting and configuring pretty much every other option in your menu or infotainment system. From things like volume and phone controls, all the way to satellite navigation, cruise control or any other function – all can and should be accessible thanks to a great steering wheel.

Technical aspects

The driver cannot change some things. Change them too much at least.

For the most part, a steering wheel is pre-calibrated and set up by the manufacturer when it leaves the car plant. It behaves a certain way and a certain amount of steering wheel turning results in a particular amount of car wheel turning. It is a really overly complicated way of saying that a steering wheel is only a part of a steering system inside the car. If the steering system is poorly maintained or just not built with your preferences in mind, the steering wheel is in any way the solely responsible component for lack or excess of steering directness.

For example, an F1 steering wheel can never help comfy limo drivers. In contrast, a large, single-spoke steering wheel of the 1950s land yachts will prevent a Lamborghini crossing the Nordschleife in under 10 minutes.

Aesthetics

Aesthetics also matter. An excellent steering wheel will always be a looker. Of course, you have rare exceptions, but in the general sense, great steering wheels appeal to the eye as well. Seldom will you find an outstandingly agile, but poor-looking steering wheel or vice versa. It is, however, entirely subjective.

Durability

When buying a used car, people always tend to look at and analyse the state of the steering wheel. It is a primary indicator of the true wear&tear of the vehicle. So, if you want a good steering wheel, you should consider its durability because a scuffed, broken, poorly put together or in any other way lacklustre steering wheel will never bring any driving pleasure.

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David Tutera and The Floral Preservation Co. Launch Proprietary Method of Preserving Flowers…and Memories

Don’t Toss Your Flowers! A Blossoming Partnership

The little things in life are the biggest moments to cherish.”

— David Tutera

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, September 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — David Tutera has joined forces with The Floral Preservation Co. as an ambassador to support the launch of the company's new product line. The Floral Preservation Co. offers recipients of flowers and floral bouquets a way to commemorate milestone occasions and save the memories attached to them. The Floral Preservation Co.’s proprietary method of preserving blooms from weddings, proms, first dates, holidays, funerals, and other special occasions keeps them looking as stunning as the day they were received.

The Florist Preservation Co. sought out a partnership with David Tutera and his brand, as David is a world renowned event planner and designer. For David, this opportunity presented a great connection to his roots in the floral business. Tutera’s grandfather, a successful florist, first noticed his grandson’s artistic ability at an early age and encouraged David to pursue his destiny. At age 19, with the sound advice of his grandfather and only one client, David opened his own event planning and design business. Today, David Tutera presides over an award winning global company built from his design expertisis, experience, creativity and dedication.

Similarly, it was the loss of her great-grandmother that motivated founder and CEO Teresa Rinne to establish The Floral Preservation Co.

“As a child, I was visiting my great-grandmother in Kentucky and accidentally knocked over her family Bible. Dozens of dried flowers spilled out of it onto the floor. She explained that each dried flower evoked a special memory, including flowers picked for her by my mother during a summer visit. The memory was vivid to her and took her back to that moment, filling her with joy,” recalled Rinne. “When she passed, she took those memories with her and the flowers turned to dust. I’ve often wished I still had those flowers that my mom had given to her grandmother.”

The Floral Preservation Co.’s mission pairs perfectly with leading wedding and entertaining expert Tutera, who is hailed as an artistic visionary with unmatched imagination, passion and talent for designing spectacular events and transforming them into a lifestyle.

“It is ‘the little things in life that are the biggest moments to cherish,’ flowers can evoke such emotion and wonderful memories of a celebration. I believe The Floral Preservation Co.’s quick and easy method of preserving flowers and retaining their vibrant colors allows people to relive those memories for years to come,” says Tutera.

The Floral Preservation Co.’s DIY Flower Drying Kit includes microwave directions, quick dry papers, reusable drying boards, holding clips, wrapping cord, a special finishing spray, and shaping tweezers. Also available is a line of floral keepsake albums with airtight sleeves to store the dried flowers, an additional 4 X 6 sleeve for a photo of the event/memory and a note card to journal about the special moment.

ABOUT DAVID TUTERA
David Tutera, entertaining expert, event designer, motivational speaker, TV personality, fashion designer, lifestyle brand and author, is hailed as an artistic visionary whose ability, uniquely creative talents and passion for designing has made him a tremendous success in the event and lifestyle arena. David's specialty is creating one of a kind celebrations that truly represent the honoree(s). It is through the details in every aspect of an event that an event can be the perfect medium to tell the perfect celebration story.

David's award winning, full-service, domestic and global brand is built from experience, dedication and his natural talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. David began his career in party planning more than thirty years ago, and today, he continues to create magic and make dreams come true. David measures his success by being a father of two beautiful girls, Cielo and Gracie and loving husband to Joey.

To learn more, visit www.TheFloralPreservationCo.com

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Bruneau & Co.'s October 17th Pop Culture auction is packed with vintage comic books, Pokémon collectibles, toys, dolls

Copy of Marvel Comics Journey Into Mystery #83 (Aug. 1962), featuring the origin and first appearance of Thor, graded CGC 1.8, with off-white pages (est. $2,000-$3,000).

2003 Wizards of the Coast Pokémon Aquapolis Entei trading card foil pack, with a tip-top grade of PSA 10 Gem Mint.

Copy of Marvel Comics Amazing Spider-Man #1 (March 1963), graded CGC 1.0, featuring the second appearance of Spider-Man (est. $1,500-$2,500).

Group of three1999 Pokémon Base Unlimited holographic trading cards – Blastoise, Charizard and Venusaur – all graded well at BGS 9 Mint.

Copy of Timely Comics Human Torch #32 (Sept. 1948), featuring a Sub-Mariner back-up story and appearances from Sun Girl and Namora, graded CGC 4.5 (est. $1,000-$1,500).

The auction, starting at 10 am Eastern, has limited in-house seating by appointment only for active bidders. They can reserve a seat by calling 401-533-9980.

The comic selection offers affordable copies of important key issues, including Amazing Spider-Man #1 and Journey Into Mystery #83. The Pokémon too is going to be a surprise. It'll be a fun auction."”

— Travis Landry

CRANSTON, RI, UNITED STATES, September 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Rare vintage comic books, Pokémon collectibles, toys and dolls will all share center stage in Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ next major auction, planned for Saturday, October 17th, at 10 am Eastern, online and live in the Cranston gallery. Limited in-house seating is by appointment only for active bidders. They can reserve a seat by calling 401-533-9980.

“This auction is definitely filled with all forms of Pop Culture goodness,” said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. auctioneer and the firm’s Director of Pop Culture. “The comic selection offers affordable copies of important key issues, including Amazing Spider-Man #1 and Journey Into Mystery #83. The Pokémon too is going to be a surprise. The complete set of all four Aquapolis packs in Gem 10 condition are going to drive people crazy. It’s going to be a real fun auction.”

Bruneau & Co. president Kevin Bruneau added, “The toy auction always brings fun to the gallery. This is the first time we include contemporary and designer dolls into the catalog and I’m sure they’ll attract interest. It’s not every day a collection that large pops up on the market for auction.” All categories combined – comics, Pokémon, toys and dolls – total over 575 lots.

Comic book collectors will be dazzled by the selection on offer. The copy of Marvel Comics Amazing Spider-Man #1 (March 1963) is graded CGC 1.0, with cream and off-white pages, and has an estimate of $1,500-$2,500. The book features the second appearance of Spider-Man, the first appearance of J. Jonah Jameson and Chameleon, and the first Fantastic Four crossover.

The copy of Marvel Comics Journey Into Mystery #83 (Aug. 1962), featuring the origin and first appearance of Thor, graded CGC 1.8, with off-white pages, carries an estimate of $2,000-$3,000.

A copy of Timely Comics Human Torch #32 (Sept. 1948), featuring a Sub-Mariner back-up story and appearances from Sun Girl and Namora, graded CGC 4.5, should hit $1,000-$1,500.

A copy of Marvel Comics Amazing Spider-Man #300 (May 1988), featuring the origin and first full appearance of Venom, and the last time Spider-Man was depicted in a black costume, graded 9.8, with white pages, is expected to realize $1,800-$2,400. All comics are contained in cases.

The Pokémon collectibles represent a category that’s so young and unpredictable, none of the lots have set estimates. They show in the catalog, for appearance sake, as being $20-$10,000.

Pokémon lots expected to do well include a year 2000 Korean Pokémon 1st edition Charizard holographic trading card, graded PSA Mint 9; a group of three1999 Pokémon Base Unlimited holographic trading cards – Blastoise, Charizard and Venusaur – all graded well at BGS 9 Mint.

Other noteworthy Pokémon lots include a 1999 Wizards of the Coast Pokémon base set Charizard trading card foil pack, graded PSA 10 Gem Mint; and a 2003 Wizards of the Coast Pokémon Aquapolis Entei trading card foil pack, also with a tip-top grade of PSA 10 Gem Mint.

Pokémon has been such a huge phenomenon in the collecting universe, it’s hard to believe it’s only been around since 1995. The franchise was created by Satoshi Tajiri in Japan (where, it’s interesting to note, Pokémon is also known as Pocket Monsters) and is managed by the Pokémon Company, founded by Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures (names familiar to all gamers).

Pokémon is centered on fictional creatures called “Pokémon”, which humans (known as Pokémon Trainers) catch and train to battle each other for sport. Works within the franchise are set in the Pokémon universe. The English slogan for the franchise is “Gotta Catch ‘Em All”. The Pokémon Red and Blue video games for the Nintendo Game Boy system came out in 1996.

Pokémon very quickly grew into a media mix franchise, adapted into various different media, and is now the highest-grossing media franchise of all time, with $90 billion in total revenue. It spawned a hit anime TV series with a hugely successful video game adaptation and, as any collector will tell you, is also into toys, trading cards, books, manga comics and other items.

Previews will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, October 14th and 15th, from 9 am-4 pm Eastern time, by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 401-533-9980. Masks will be required at all times, per strict adherence to CDC and Rhode Island state guidelines. Please, only reserve appointment seats for serious, active bidders, as there is limited seating available.

The Bruneau & Co. gallery is located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, R.I. (zip code: 02910).
Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com and bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com, plus the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or GooglePlay.

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions, with commissions as low as zero percent. Now would be a perfect time to clean out your attic. To contact Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers about consigning a single piece or an entire collection, you may send an e-mail to info@bruneauandco.com. Or, you can phone them at 401-533-9980.

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the Comic, Pokémon, Toys & Dolls auction on Saturday, October 17th, visit www.bruneauandco.com. Updates are posted often.

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Canadian Singer Wins $40,000 Prize on New Netflix Series – Sing On!

TV Host Tituss Burgess stands on stage with the Sing On Logo!

Promotional Shot with Host Tituss Burgess

The cast of Episode 7 of Sing On! stand in a row with host Tituss Burgess

The Cast of Episode 7 – Sing On!

Frankie looks nervous as he awaits the results

Frankie anxiously awaits the results of the round

Frankie Cena uses an impressive combination of perfect pitch and gameshow strategy to win the jackpot on Netflix's newest original series – Sing On!

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, September 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Vancouver, British Columbia, September 16, 2020 – Upcoming singer and entertainer,
Frankie Cena makes his Netflix debut on the new karaoke competition series, Sing On!
hosted by Tituss Burgess. Not only does Cena appear as the sole Canadian contestant
on the 7th episode of Summer Anthems, but he claims the cumulated $40,400 grand
prize of the night.

Hosted by Tituss Burgess, of cultural phenomenon, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,
this competition is the perfect combination of singing and strategy. The six contestants
can win up to $60,000 based on the accuracy of their singing, which is calculated by a
vocal analyzer. Each round, the singers must vote off their peers to advance
(reminiscent of Survivor or The Weakest Link)

With Cena’s extensive knowledge of reality television, he takes advantage of the voting
process to land a spot in the final round. The host and competitor have a jovial
relationship as Burgess is impressed with Cena’s willingness to use unique tactics. After
a heated sing off, he is crowned the champion and takes home $40,400.

Frankie Cena is a Vancouver/Toronto based singer, TV host, and entrepreneur.

If you would like more information about this, please call Frankie at 778-999-9480 or
email frankiecena@gmail.com.

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TV Anime “Strike Witches"s The Biggest Hits Album “Strike Witches & Brave Witches Theme Song Best” Now On Streaming  

TV Anime “Strike Witches”'s The Biggest Hits Album, Inclding The Theme Song Of “Strike Witches: 501st Joint Fighter Wing Take Off!”, Is Now On Streaming

TOKYO, JAPAN, September 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — TV anime series “Strike Witches” just released the biggest hits album, called “Strike Witches & Brave Witches Theme Song Best” on Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020, today.

The album contains 15 tracks featuring every theme songs of the series including “Strike Witches”(2008), "Strike Witches 2" (2010) , "Strike Witches: The Movie” (2012), “Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow Vol.1-Vol.3”(2014-2015), "Brave Witches”(2016),“Strike Witches: 501st Joint Fighter Wing Take Off!”(2019) and the bonus track which are now on available for download and streaming from today.

The limited time trailer with historical opening and ending shots of each series is also premiered on Nippon Columbia’s YouTube Channel. Please check out the video and don’t miss the upcoming new series, “Strike Witches Road to Berlin”, being on air from October 7th 2020.
                                           
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“Strike Witches & Brave Witches Theme Song Best” performed by Yoko Ishida and others comes out today!
COCX-41247 ¥2,500+tax
<Tracks>
1. Strike Witches: Watashi Ni Dekiru Koto performed by Yoko Ishida as the opening of TV Anime “Strike Witches”
2. Bookmark a Head (Type-11) performed by 501st Joint Fighter Wing as the ending of TV Anime “Strike Witches”
3. private wing performed by Yoko Ishida as the opening of the video game “Strike Witches: Aoi no Dengekisen – Shin Taichou Funtousuru (Nintendo DS) – ”and “Strike Witches: Anata to Dekiru Koto – A Little Peaceful Days (PlayStation2) – ”
4. Strike Witches 2: Egao No Mahou performed by Yoko Ishida as the opening of TV Anime “Strike Witches 2”
5. Over Sky(Type-12)performed by 501st Joint Fighter Wing as the ending of TV Anime “Strike Witches 2”
6. Yakusoku No Sora He: Watashi No Ita Basho performed by Yoko Ishida, 501st Joint Fighter Wing & Shizuka Hattori as the ending of the anime film “Strike Witches: The Movie”
7. Connect Link performed by Yoko Ishida as the opening of the OVA “Strike Witches:
Operation Victory Arrow”
8. Fly Away performed by Erica Hartmann (CV: Sakura Nogawa), Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke (CV: Rie Tanaka) & Gertrud Barkhorn (CV: Mie Sonozaki) as the ending of the OVA “Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow Vol.1”
9. Fly Beyond performed by Francesca Lucchini (CV: Chiwa Saito) & Charlotte E Yeager (CV: Ami Koshimizu) as the ending of the OVA “Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow Vol.2”
10. Fly Chronicle performed by Perrine-H. Clostermann (CV: Miyuki Sawashiro) & Lynette Bishop (CV: Kaori Nazuka) as the ending of the OVA “Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow Vol.3”
11. Ashita No Tsubasa performed by Yoko Ishida as the opening of TV Anime “Brave Witches”
12. Little Wing: Spirit of LINDBERG (Vol. 12) performed by 502nd Joint Fighter Wing as the ending of TV Anime “Brave Witches”
13. Sora Ga Yobu Hou He performed by Yoko Ishida as the opening of TV Anime “Strike Witches: 501st Joint Fighter Wing Take Off!”
14. Treasure of life #12 performed by 501st Joint Fighter Wing as the ending of TV
Anime “Strike Witches: 501st Joint Fighter Wing Take Off!”

<Bonus Track>
15. Fly up so high performed by 501st Joint Fighter Wing as part of the World Witches Series to commemorate the franchise's tenth anniversary

*501st Joint Fighter Wing =
Fukuen Misato as Miyafuji Yoshika
Seto Saori as Sakamoto Mio
Tanaka Rie as Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke
Sawashiro Miyuki as Perrine H. Clostermann
Nazuka Kaori as Lynette Bishop
Nogawa Sakura as Erica Hartmann
Sonozaki Mie as Gertrud Barkhorn
Saitou Chiwa as Francesca Lucchini
Koshimizu Ami as Charlotte E. Yeager
Kadowaki Mai as Sanya V. Litvyak
Oohashi Ayuru as Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen

■ The album is now on available for download and streaming from today through the link https://va.lnk.to/w_witch_best

■The limited time trailer for “Strike Witches & Brave Witches Theme Song Best”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QauMh8EOlsY

■ Nippon Columbia's specific website for the music information
https://columbia.jp/w-witch/

■TV Anime “Strike Witches Road to Berlin” being on air from October 2020 in Japan

【Official Site】http://w-witch.jp/strike_witches-rtb
【Official Twitter】@RtbWitch

【CAST】
Fukuen Misato as Miyafuji Yoshika
Seto Saori as Sakamoto Mio
Nazuka Kaori as Lynette Bishop
Sawashiro Miyuki as Perrine H. Clostermann
Uchida Aya as Hattori Shizuka
Tanaka Rie as Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke
Sonozaki Mie as Gertrud Barkhorn
Nogawa Sakura as Erica Hartmann
Saitou Chiwa as Francesca Lucchini
Koshimizu Ami as Charlotte E. Yeager
Kadowaki Mai as Sanya V. Litvyak
Oohashi Ayuru as Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen
©2020 Humikane Shimada・KADOKAWA/501st JOINT FIGHTER WING

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Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends Receives Top Honors From National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA)

Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends

The Second Miss Olive Book in The Doggy Diva Diaries Trilogy Recognized for its Anti-Bullying Message

SARASOTA, FL, UNITED STATES, September 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — MediaVista Public Relations NEWS RELEASE

Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends
Receives Top Honors From National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA)

The Second Miss Olive Book in The Doggy Diva Diaries Trilogy Recognized for its Anti-Bullying Message

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends was recognized by the National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA). The prestigious award is respected and trusted by parents worldwide and is the ultimate source for education professionals seeking the best products and books for children. The second book in The Doggy Diva Diaries trilogy continues the story of a little Italian Greyhound named Miss Olive, who is rescued from an animal shelter into a foster family and then happily finds her loving ‘furever’ home.

Written by Susan Marie and Miss Olive herself, and Illustrated by Rebekah Phillips and Kim Ranson, Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends has Miss Olive learning that when faced with bullying, her superpower is kindness, and that it doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside. It’s the kindness and love you have on the inside that counts.

“I’m thrilled and honored that the education professionals, parents and children who read Miss Olive’s book for NAPPA connected with her journey,” said author Susan Marie. “We could all learn to be more kind and that’s exactly what Miss Olive is all about. When you approach new people with an open heart and an open mind, you just might make a ‘furever’ friend!”

Recommended for ages four through nine, Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends, with its anti-bullying message, shows children that making an effort to be kind is how to make lasting friendships. Miss Olive realizes that true friends will stick by her and won’t join in with taunts from bullies. She is thrilled to discover that she not only has a “furever” home, but she has “furever” friends as well.

Throughout its more than thirty years in existence, the NAPPA Awards has sought to find and showcase the best toys, baby and family products and books. As one of the longest-running awards programs in the country, NAPPA ensures that parents purchase the highest-quality products that help them connect and enjoy time with their families.

About Susan Marie
For over fifteen years, Susan Marie has been spreading the word about puppy love through her national weekly radio show, The Doggy Diva Show. On her show, Susan interviews pet industry experts, bestselling authors, pet health and lifestyle professionals and representatives from animal rescue organizations. Past guests include Bob Barker, Dean Koontz, Julia Cameron, Alison Eastwood, and America's Veterinarian, Dr. Marty Becker. The Doggy Diva Show can be heard on Pet Life Radio, Apple, Google Play, Stitcher and Speak Up Talk Radio.

Susan is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators as well as the Dog Writer’s Association of America and the Florida Writers Association. A devoted champion of animals, Susan donates a portion of the proceeds from Miss Olive books to animal rescue organizations. She’s passionate about passing along the love of animals to future generations.

About Miss Olive:
Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home and Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends are the first and second books (respectively) in a trilogy about the adventures of Miss Olive, an Italian Greyhound rescue. The real Miss Olive was adopted in 2015 by author Susan Marie from Italian Greyhound Rescue Gulf Coast. Miss Olive was a victim of neglect and health issues, having lost her teeth due to lack of medical attention and one of her legs to cancer. The neglect and illness that she experienced has never affected her loving, gentle spirit; she is always ready for a snuggle. Miss Olive joins Susan Marie at the microphone each week as the co-host of radio show The Doggy Diva Show on Pet Life Radio.

Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends is available on Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com.

Learn more about Susan, Miss Olive and Miss Olive’s book trilogy by visiting www.TheDoggyDiva.com.

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Elliott Chang
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US Ghost Adventures navigates COVID Halloween Season by turning your phone into a ghost tour guide in 24 cities

Haunted Ghost Tours on Junket

Haunted Ghost Tours on Junket

Junket Virtual Augmented Experiences

Junket’s virtual augmented experiences turns your phone into a tour guide

Junket Ghost Tours

Enjoy ghost tours at your fingertips through Junket

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, September 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — US Ghosts Adventures, a national ghost tour and entertainment operator, created smartphone guided ghost tours in over 20 cities available on the Junket app, a platform for the creation and distribution of virtual augmented experiences, which turns your phone into a tour guide.

US Ghost Adventures saw significant reductions in bookings when the pandemic struck in March. The company began working with the Junket platform before coronavirus but doubled down on their efforts when all operations came to an abrupt halt, highlighting the importance of virtual options and social distancing.

US Ghost Adventures Junkets allows a user to turn their mobile device into a tour guide, allowing them to navigate through ghost tours in 25 different cities, narrated by voice actors and aided by location-based triggers and navigation. Guests can enjoy the tour on location, using the app to guide them through the streets and stories on their schedule, or from the comfort of their home.

The Junket experiences have been popular for visitors and locals alike, who have found a new and safe way to get out of the house and take a ghost tour.

US Ghost Adventures had been exploring virtual tour ideas for a while as a way to expand the reach and options for their customers. The Junket Platform lets ghost tour guests have the same high-quality experience, but on their own terms by turning their phones into a tour guide that delivers spooky images and an engrossing audio narrative to bring the atmosphere of the tour to life: anytime, anywhere.

About Junket:
Junket is a new app and platform for creating and sharing virtual augmented experiences. It started as a way to liberate guided tours from the restrictions of time, place, and availability. It grew to incorporate decision driven location-based games, like scavenger hunts.

Food tour operators in Las Vegas and Philadelphia created tasting tours of the best dining venues in their cities, and a brewery tour company in Seattle launched a self-guided beer tasting experience. Guests are guided at timed slots around downtown to waiting tasting plates or drinks.

Junkets are easy to create and use. They range in cost from $5 to $10 per person and can be purchased either directly from a partner’s website, or in the app. Participants can take tours or adventures, where they can earn points on a leaderboard and compete for trophies, which may be redeemed for prizes. Adventures are themed multi-path decision-based games taken outside, similar to a scavenger hunt, in which users search for clues to be the first to complete the journey.

About US Ghost Adventures:
The national ghost tour and entertainment operator started on the East Coast. They offer nightly in-person tours in 25 cities across the United States. Tours are open, with safety measures in place, and guide and guest safety are a priority. With a focus on history, not scaring guests, the in-person tours are popular with destination visitors as well as locals, families, and school groups.

Tours across America:
From Salem, and its witch trials (not the only ghosts in Salem) to Greenwich Village, Chicago, Las Vegas and Seattle you are never far from a US Ghost Adventures tour.

Ask Alexa or Google to tell you a ghost story:
The US Ghost Adventures Voice App enables people to listen to ghost stories from any device equipped with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. The app delivers over 100 voice actor narrated ghost stories from over 20 cities.
Invocation words to say:
Google Assistant: Hey Google, talk to Ghost Adventures
Amazon Alexa: Alexa, Open Ghost Adventures

Lily: Host a ghost:
Staff at US Ghost Adventures were sent a haunted doll by someone who contacted the team following a blog post on haunted dolls, complaining that it moved on its own and turned lights off and on. After videos captured it moving on its own and research behind the doll, demand grew for people to host Lily at home. Thus was born, a Halloween season tradition used to scare friends and family, or to ward off other ghosts around Halloween. This year everyone can use Lily in their home: on a porch, by a nightlight, or put her on a shelf.

GhostFlix: Ghost tours from home
This Halloween season, sit back, eat some snacks, and enjoy both live streaming and pre-recorded guided ghost tours at home with GhostFlix, a streaming platform that lets viewers join tour guides through the streets of 25 cities across the US while listening to their eerie ghost stories and haunted histories. Social distancing has never been more fun, and viewers no longer have to travel across the country to experience their favorite haunted destinations.

Kristen Pollock
US Ghost Adventures
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Sex Is Not That Simple, the documentary series that will make you smile

This new mini series about sexuality shows with humour and simplicity that sex is not always as magical as we pretend.

They share funny stories, anecdotes and doubts, and all come to the same conclusion: Sex is not as easy or intuitive as we pretend.”

— Stonewall Pictures

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES, September 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — “No one’s ever looked at my vagina before. I was like: ‘Oh my God, is it normal? Does it look ok?'” Sara says. In “Sex Is Not That Simple”, a new documentary series, 9 people talk about their sexual experiences. They share funny stories, anecdotes and doubts, and all come to the same conclusion: Sex is not as easy or intuitive as we pretend.

“[We were in bed and] this girl wanted me to choke her with her necklace until she was really red. I pretended that I was into this stuff but inside I was like: “Oh my God! What am I doing?!'” Zaza tells in episode 3.

This series, composed of 6 episodes, deals with 18 different subjects. Among them: insecurities about genitals, oral sex and even ego. “When the person I am having sex with likes what I did, I feel like I am applauded!” says Ada.

The documentary series also gets into more sensitive topics such as consent and slut shaming. Ceyda confesses: “Men can blame you for having too much libido. They call you a nymphomaniac, they ask you: ‘Don’t you have anything better to do?’, stuff like this…”. However, the viewer acknowledges that women and men are actually not so different. As good as sex might be (or not), it is a source of uncertainty for almost everyone.

“People talk a lot about sex but they rarely get into the real topic. Sex can be really challenging sometimes, for all of us. The message of this documentary is: ‘You can chill, you are not alone in this mess'” Romain Anthony Zlatanovic, the director of the series, says. “Sexuality is not necessarily intuitive. We have to learn how to act, how to handle someone else’s body… And sometimes it gets weird! There can be unexpected reactions, unexpected noises… Watching this documentary, everyone will feel a bit more comfortable. And will also have a good time.”

What about fetishism? Orgasms? Why is the clitoris not explicitly mentioned in such a series? “In this first season, we focused on doubts and awkwardness. All those topics will be covered in the two next seasons called “Identities” and “Pleasure”, the director assures.

You can watch Sex Is Not That Simple on Vimeo (worldwide), Amazon Prime (United States and UK), Youtube Movies and TV (USA, UK, Canada, Australia and France) and Google Play (US, UK, Canada, Australia and France).

About Stonewall Pictures
“Life is a beautiful riddle”. Stonewall Pictures is a transnational independent film studio. It tackles societal related topics, with the aim of breaking down barriers and stereotypes rather than labelling people.

Trailer and more info: www.sex-is-not-that-simple.com

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