Thursday, October 30, 2014

Capital Art, Inc. Acquires the Assets of Movie Star News, LLC

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2014   -- Capital Art, Inc., a publicly traded company (CAPA), has announced that it has acquired the assets of Movie Star News, LLC. The Movie Star News archive is believed to be one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of original Hollywood photography and contains more than 100,000 negatives and over 1 million original studio photos, including photos of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant and other iconic Hollywood legends. In addition, the assets consist of the Irving Klaw archive of over 9,000 original camera negatives featuring Bettie Page. Bettie Page is considered by many to be the first pin-up model in history.
Movie Star News began in 1938 when photographer Irving Klaw struck a deal with the movie studios, then operating in New York City, to collect movie photography that was in great demand by Hollywood fans.  Klaw eventually began to create an archive of Hollywood studio original negatives from which prints were made for the media and adoring fans. The collection was moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in August 2012, and when the iconic store on West 18th Street closed, it was hailed as the closing of a New York institution by many national publications.
Irving Klaw is credited for creating the world of pin-up photography. He extensively photographed Bettie Page, who came to be known as the "Queen of Pin-Ups." The Bettie Page Collection includes over 5,000 negatives, photographs, clothing and other invaluable props.
Capital Art, Inc. sells limited edition, fine art Hollywood prints featuring the Frank Worth Archive, the Movie Star News Archive and the Bettie Page Collection. The company also makes photographs available for publication rights through its agreement with Getty Images.

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CONTACT: For additional information on Capital Art, Inc. (CAPA) contact Klaus Moeller at klaus@capitalart.com

Thursday, October 23, 2014


One Direction Announce European And North American Tour

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2014  Global superstars One Direction today announced additional dates for the highly anticipated ON THE ROAD AGAIN 2015 stadium tour, which will see the band perform in Australia, Japan and South East Asia in support of their new album FOUR (to be released Nov. 17). The North American tour, promoted by Live Nation, kicks off on July 9, 2015 at the Qualcomm stadium in San Diego, Cali. The full 17-city North American tour includes stops in East Rutherford, Chicago, Boston, Detroit and Seattle, amongst others. Additional dates for the European and North American legs go on sale on November 1 at www.livenation.com.
Niall comments "We could not be more excited about the new tour. We've started rehearsing songs from the new album and can't wait for the fans to hear them live. We're just so very thankful to our amazingly loyal fans - they make it possible for us to play in these incredible places and continue to surprise us every day with their unwavering support."
Fans will have access to a pre-sale by visiting the band's Facebook page on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Citi® is the official credit card of the ON THE ROAD AGAIN 2015 North American tour. Citi® card members will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Friday, Oct. 24 through Citi's Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Additional details are available at www.livenation.com.
The music video for the band's lead single 'Steal My Girl' premieres globally on Friday, Oct. 24. The outlandish video, filmed in Palmdale, CA, is directed by Benjamin and Gabe Turner and features a cameo from Hollywood legend Danny Devito. The video will premiere on VEVO at 8:00 a.m. PDT/11:00 a.m. EDT/4:00 p.m. BST.
With a staggering 94 number ones and over 46 million records sold, in just four short years, One Direction have gone from energetic pop upstarts to international superstars. As the band's song writing becomes more personal with each record, FOUR is set to be their most stunning yet. The album follows the global success of their huge sell out WHERE WE ARE stadium tour and the 3D film documentary THIS IS US. Fans also had the opportunity to relive this summers' tour with the release of their second film WHERE WE ARE: THE CONCERT FILM, which broke records as the biggest ever Event Cinema audience across one weekend. The WHERE WE ARE: THE CONCERT FILM DVD will be released on Dec. 2. Add all this to their 3 billion YouTube views, 109 million combined Twitter followers and 33 million Facebook fans and it's clear that Liam, Harry, Louis, Niall and Zayn genuinely are a worldwide phenomenon. 
FOUR will be released globally on Nov. 17, 2014 via Syco/Columbia Records. Fans can receive the band's first single "Steal My Girl" instantly if they pre-order the deluxe album on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/1DFouriTdlx.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN 2015 EUROPEAN AND NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATESAll dates and venues below subject to change.
EUROPE 6/10/15 Vienna, Austria – Ernst Happel Stadion
6/13/15 Brussels, Belgium – King Baudouin Stadium
6/16/15 Horsens, Denmark – CASA Arena
6/19/15 Oslo, Norway – Ullevaal Stadion
6/23/15 Gothenburg, Sweden – Ullevi Stadium
6/27/15 Helsinki, Finland – Olympiastadion
NORTH AMERICA7/9/15 San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium
7/11/15 San Francisco, CA – Levi's Stadium (on sale Nov. 14)
7/15/15 Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field
7/26/15 Minneapolis, MN – TCF Bank Stadium
7/28/15 Kansas City, MO – Arrowhead Stadium
7/31/15 Indianapolis, IN – Lucas Oil Stadium
8/2/15 Pittsburgh, PAHeinz Field
8/5/15 East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
8/8/15 Baltimore, MD – M&T Bank Stadium
8/18/15 Columbus, OH – Ohio Stadium
8/23/15 Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
8/25/15 Milwaukee, WIMiller Park
8/27/15 Cleveland, OH – FirstEnergy Stadium
8/29/15 Detroit, MI – Ford Field
9/1/15 Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
9/3/15 Buffalo, NY – Ralph Wilson Stadium
9/12/15 Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium
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About Live Nation EntertainmentLive Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
About COLUMBIA RECORDSOne of the most respected and successful record labels in the world, Columbia Records is home to established superstars and exciting new talent. Columbia Records is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment. Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
Sony Music EntertainmentSony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street Records, Bystorm Entertainment, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Descendant Records, Epic Records, Essential Records, Essential Worship, Fo Yo Soul Recordings, Kemosabe Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Inspiration, RCA Nashville, RCA Records, Reunion Records, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Vested in Culture and Volcano. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. 
SYCO ENTERTAINMENTSyco Entertainment is one of the world's leading music, film and television production companies. Responsible for the most successful global TV and music franchises in the world, Syco is the most successful producer of international talent with Syco Music being the UK's number 1 music label for sales and A&R. Syco is label-home for such diverse international recording artists as Labrinth, One Direction, Susan Boyle, Sam Bailey, Little Mix, Il Divo, Fifth Harmony, Ella Henderson and Alex & Sierra. Syco's Television assets include the global hit franchises "The X Factor" and "Got Talent."
The Got Talent format is now officially the world's most successful reality TV format, breaking the Guinness World Records title for the highest number of adaptations, having been commissioned in an impressive 66 territories worldwide, which has now already risen to 63. America's Got Talent airs in 193 countries worldwide and was the #1 summer reality series of 2013, maintaining the leadership position it has held with NBC for the last four seasons. The finale of the eighth series of Britain's Got Talent in 2014 had a peak audience of 12.7 million and a 50% audience share with the show maintaining its position as the UK's top-rated Entertainment series.  Local versions of "The X Factor" are commissioned in 49 countries and around the world "The X Factor" is now watched by more than a half billion people. Artists discovered by the "X Factor" worldwide have sold more than 160 million records with The X Factor format creating more international stars than any other TV competition singing format  - including the world's biggest selling artists One Direction who were put together by mentor Simon Cowell on The X Factor (UK) in 2010. In 2013 Syco produced its first movie (directed by Morgan Spurlock) the global box office hit "One Direction: This Is Us with Sony Pictures; an international all access look at life on the road with music phenomenon One Direction. Syco Entertainment have recently announced a development partnership Animal Logic (Lego, Great Gatsby, Happy Feet) to create music-based animated and hybrid animation-live action films with their first project, set for release in 2016, being developed by Sony Pictures Entertainment. A groundbreaking new music show "Ultimate DJ" was announced by SFX, T-Mobile and Syco in April of 2014. The Syco-created competition series revolves around the booming electronic music culture, showcasing and cultivating fresh new EMC DJ/producer talent and creative event production skills.
 
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The World's First Smart Deodorant Applicator with Mobile App

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 15, 2014 /-- Today is the first day of the deodorant revolution, as ClickStick launches on Kickstarter. ClickStick (www.getclickstick.com) is the world's first smart electric deodorant applicator, equipped with push-button delivery, adjustable amounts, LED indicators and a free mobile app.
 "There have been updates and technology advancements in several areas of personal care, the deodorant applicator has been the one area where innovation has been lacking," says Gilad Arwatz, co-founder of ClickStick. "We wanted to make one of the few things you do every day enjoyable and easy, but also smart and advanced. The features of ClickStick make putting on deodorant a better experience, but the application technology can be used with virtually anything."
The new technology solves many problems associated with deodorants. The push-button feature makes one-hand deodorant application easier, completely eliminating stains and white marks on clothes. With personalized amount control set by the mobile app, users don't have to worry about getting irritations or putting on too much or too little deodorant. ClickStick's internal microprocessor delivers the same amount every time.
While ClickStick aims to advance personal care application technology it is also eco-friendly, eliminating waste with its refill option (saving between 30% to 90% plastic waste). Users can order refills of their favorite deodorant through the mobile app and continue using the ClickStick applicator to optimize their experience.
"I saw my father's mobility deteriorate due to his ALS," says Carla Bahri, co-founder of ClickStick. "Simple everyday things became very challenging for him and something like ClickStick would have made these tasks much less stressful for him as restrictions on his mobility increased. The one-hand application feature makes deodorant application much easier for those with mobility issues that are caused by various physical limitations."
SMART Features of ClickStick Include:
  • Push-button deodorant delivery - Unique electronic dispensing mechanism makes sure that you deliver the right amount of deodorant to exactly the right place every time to ensure optimal protection and to reduce stains and skin irritations.
  • Mobile App - ClickStick will come with a free mobile app that will give you insights on the right amount of deodorant you need, based on your needs and activity level. The app will also tell you when you need to refill your deodorant, monitor your application habits and have an option for ordering refills to make sure you don't go a day without freshness.
  • Light activated - the cap and application of your deodorant is now animated with customized LED light.
  • Choose custom strengths and scents of deodorants - Deodorants come in varied strengths and scents, so you can customize. It can also come with any of your favorite deodorant.
  • Refill kit - ClickStick gives you the option to fill your own deodorant with a simple and no-mess refill kit.
  • Cap activated power switch - ClickStick includes a power switch that prevents accidental operation when the cap is placed. So no need to worry about deodorant spilling in your bag!
ClickStick is currently available for pre-order through Kickstarter. Early bird pricing starts at just $19. Customize your experience with the chrome engraved option, starting at $40.
About ClickStick
ClickStick is a product innovated by Gilad Arwatz and Carla Bahri, two grad students at Princeton University. While attending grad school, Gilad became increasingly frustrated with the limited innovations of personal care products and noticed that applicators had not sufficiently advanced. With that in mind, ClickStick was born, starting the first technology innovation in deodorant application.
For additional information, visit the company's website at http://getclickstick.com
Contact:John Yoon
Email
(562) 495-6045

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tony Bennett And Lady Gaga's

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014   -- Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's widely acclaimed jazz album, Cheek To Cheek, debuted at no. 1 this week on the Billboard 200 Album and hits #1 on the Jazz Album and Traditional Jazz Album Charts. Released September 23rd on Streamline/Columbia/Interscope Records, Cheek To Cheek has received extensive widespread critical praise around the world, including such leading publications as USA TODAY ("an epic musical mashup"), ROLLING STONE ("Gaga has real chemistry with Bennett"), PEOPLE ("An unlikely pairing results in beautiful music on this album of jazz standards. [Gaga] is a revelation."), THE TIMES OF LONDON ("crooning nirvana") and the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES ("A musical match made in jazz/standards heaven.")
With the release of Cheek to Cheek, Bennett breaks his own record, set in 2011 when DUETS II debuted at #1 at the age of 85.  Now at 88, Bennett remains the oldest artist in music industry history to have an album on the #1 spot on the Billboard charts. Cheek To Cheek marks Lady Gaga's third consecutive #1 album release in just over three years; this is the second time in Bennett's career that he has had an album debut at #1 in both Billboard's Pop and Jazz Album charts.  Two tracks released prior to the album, the Cole Porter classic "Anything Goes", and the Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields standard "I Can't Give You Anything But Love", both debuted at  #1 on Billboard's Digital Jazz charts. 
Cheek To Cheek features classic jazz standards sung by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett in a combination of vocal duets and solo performances.  Each song was handpicked by the artists, and the album features classic selections from the Great American Songbook including "Anything Goes," "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)," "Sophisticated Lady,"  "Lush Life," and the record's title track, "Cheek To Cheek." Recorded in New York City, the record took over a year to complete and features jazz musicians associated with both artists including members of Bennett's quartet, Mike Renzi, Gray Sargent, Harold Jones and Marshall Wood as well pianist Tom Lanier.  Jazz trumpeter Brian Newman, a long-time friend and colleague of Lady Gaga appears on the album as well with his NYC based jazz quintet. Jazz soloists on selected tracks include tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano, trumpeter George Rabbai and flutist Paul Horn, who passed away in July.
Upcoming highlights of the Cheek To Cheek campaign include:
  • "But Beautiful" live performance video to be available on VEVO today at http://vevo.ly/dM8vYV
  • Lady Gaga first cover appearance on jazz magazine DOWNBEAT sent to subscribers this week; Cover marks Bennett's sixth appearance on the magazine
  • Great Performances TV special, "Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!", debuts on PBS on October 24 at  9 pm ET (check local listings)
 
Photo credit:  Alex Vanhee
SOURCE Interscope Records