City Canyons Records Announces Release of Jen Elliott’s 8 Days Down

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 2, 2006

City Canyons Records, an independent label based in New York City, announced today the special limited release of Jen Elliott and Bluestruck’s long awaited full length sophomore album, 8 Days Down on October 3, 2006 with national distribution to follow on November 7.

To get a full picture of Jen’s music, envision The Rolling Stones meet The Ronettes with Bonnie Raitt and Annie Lenox joining in on vocals–all of this seasoned by a dash of edgy contemporary alternative rock and a spicy spoonful of wicked gospel. Her live performances are charisma-packed. She’s a soulful rocker with a powerful alto voice, hip phrasing, and a seductive energy, ably supported by her remarkable backing band, Bluestruck..

Jen was raised on church music as a child and she still writes and sings straight from her soul–but now, it’s rock ‘n’ roll that is her first love. She was born in Texas and raised in Jacksonville, Florida and now calls New York City her home. In 2003, she had the opportunity to sign with up-and-coming indie record label City Canyons Records. A few short months later, the label released her debut album The Secret’s Out. The album received Top 30 college radio airplay and critical acclaim by the press nationally and internationally.

Jen has been featured in issues of Entertainment Today, The Downtown Express, The Sun Herald, Inside Connection and Keyboard Magazine. To date, the band has performed at the Black Potatoe Festival 2005, NY Auto Show 2005, GoGirls Elite Showcase 2004, headlined at the Global Entertainment & Media Summits 2003/2004, and performed at MEANY Fest 2003 as well as performing at venues in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut. Pennsylvania, Virginia and Florida. Jen and Bluestruck have also opened for the likes of Nils Lofgren, The Little River Band, and Nine Days. Her EP, “this damn song,” was released by City Canyons Records on April 4th 2006 as a prequel to 8 DAYS DOWN. The release of the new full length album will be supported by a tour of the east coast and full scale radio promotion on college, independent and Triple A radio together with a national press campaign handled by a team of crack publicists. Tour stops scheduled to date, with many more to come, include:

Oct 5 2006     8:00P

    Molly Darcy’s     Danbury CT

Oct 7 2006     10:30P

    Twisted Sisters Cafe     Jacksonville Beach, FL

Oct 8 2006     8:00P

    Elliott’s Revue     Winston Salem, NC

Oct 13 2006     9:00P

    The Bullfrog Brewery     Williamsport, PA

Oct 28 2006     9:00P (CD RELEASE PARTY!)

    Crash Mansion     New York, NY

The release of 8 Days Down by City Canyons Records follows close behind the label’s September 5 limited release of HIGH SCHOOL by alternative rockers The Alrights and City Canyon’s September 18 full release in the UK of “slowburn” by English rocker’s ANEMO. The Alrights are currently on tour and taking U.S. college and independent radio by storm. while ANEMO has garnered glowing British reviews and packed houses across England in support of “slowburn”. Along with Jen, The Alrights and ANEMO, the City Canyons roster includes such talents as The Velmas, Valerian, Sara Wendt, David Steele and Peter Ulrich covering a range of genres from alternative rock, to hard rock to alternative pop to world fusion.

8 DAYS DOWN will be available beginning October 3 on CD Baby and at the City Canyons Online Store and after November 7 at and at local record stores. For further information on booking Jen Elliott, please contact Elaine Bower at Bower Booking at 212-938-2321. For review copies of 8 DAYS DOWN and to arrange for Jen Elliott press kits or interviews, please contact Katherine Brodsky at 646-456-9847. The City Canyons Records website may be visited at

RETAILERS: National distribution will be handled by Avalon Distribution in Orlando, FL. For further retail information, ask for Alan at Avalon at (407) 886-5697.


Patients Beyond Borders

Chapel Hill, NC (Vocus) April 15, 2010

Patients Beyond Borders, the best-selling consumer reference guide for medical tourism, announces the release of FOCUS ON: Barbados Fertility Center. This 32-page, full-color, interactive digital publication and eBook is being released to coincide with National Infertility Awareness Week, April 21–May 1.

Barbados Fertility Center (BFC), located in Christ Church, Barbados, is an internationally renowned, JCI-accredited center of excellence, specializing in all aspects of infertility management. Its unique approach offers couples a stress-reduced, holiday-style experience with state-of-the-art IVF and related procedures that have resulted in high success rates for couples unable to conceive a child for a year or more.

Since opening its doors in 2002, the center has helped thousands of couples to realize their dreams of successfully conceiving a child, using the latest in assisted reproductive technologies. BFC’s international team of specialists has also developed a Healthy Mind and Body Program, which incorporates reflexology, acupuncture, massage therapy, and counseling into their successful and affordable treatment plans. This holistic approach, coupled with the island’s tranquil beaches and the center’s cutting-edge technologies, plays a big role in BFC’s enviable success rates.

Dr. Juliet Skinner, BFC’s medical director, who graduated from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, and went on to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology, opened the clinic in her native Barbados in 2002. Realizing there were few options in the Caribbean region for couples experiencing infertility issues, she set out to develop a world-class IVF center specializing in state-of-the-art reproduction management in relaxed clinical and environmental surroundings.

“We provide the latest and best in assisted reproductive technologies, with an emphasis on physical, mental, and emotional balance,” says Skinner. “In addition to traditional services, we offer a number of procedures that many couples do not have access to in their home countries, such as vitrification (fast freezing of embryos and eggs) and preimplantation genetic screening (PGS).”

According to Resolve, the nonprofit National Infertility Association dedicated to promoting reproductive health and awareness of reproductive disorders, infertility affects as many as 7.3 million people in the U.S. alone. It is estimated that as many as 1 in 8 couples in America will suffer infertility issues, many of whom will seek medical assistance in the form of drug therapy or medical procedures such as IVF.

BFC is the only fully American-accredited fertility clinic in the Caribbean, and one of the few such clinics in the world. Its high standards of excellence, coupled with cost savings of 30–60% on comparable treatments in North America and Europe, have created a compelling option for thousands of couples.

“We were pleased to feature Barbados Fertility Center in our international edition of Patients Beyond Borders and are thrilled to see their story now addressed in the greater detail provided by our new FOCUS ON: series,” says Josef Woodman, CEO of Healthy Travel Media. “We hope to bring greater awareness of this truly remarkable facility to those seeking affordable, high-quality infertility treatments, coupled with a personal touch.”

About Barbados Fertility Center

Barbados Fertility Center is an internationally renowned, JCI-accredited center of excellence, specializing in all aspects of infertility management. Located in Christ Church, Barbados, the center also operates satellite offices in Trinidad, Antigua, and St. Maarten. BFC offers a comprehensive and personalized approach to infertility, which ensures that every couple receives affordable, high-quality fertility care in one of the world’s most desirable Caribbean locations.

FOCUS ON: Barbados Fertility Center will be accessible from a variety of sources, including the Patients Beyond Borders Web site, BFC’s Web site, Kindle and other eBook readers, iPhone and other mobile devices, medical, business, and reference libraries worldwide, and distribution through all popular social networks.

For additional information, please contact BFC at:

Barbados Fertility Center

Seaston House

Hastings, Christ Church

Barbados, WEST INDIES BB15154

Tel:    246 435.7467

Email: info(at)barbadosivf(dot)org



About Healthy Travel Media

Healthy Travel Media, an independent imprint based in Chapel Hill, NC, publishes books, eBooks, and online information on medical, health, and wellness travel. Its flagship international title, Patients Beyond Borders, now in its Second Edition, is the leading consumer reference guide for medical tourism and is filled with authoritative and accessible advice. Specialized editions have been published for Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, and Turkey. The Patients Beyond Borders series is available through booksellers everywhere and is distributed to the retail trade by Publishers Group West (

For more information or media queries, please contact:

Judy Orchard

Tel:     +1 919 545.0668

Email: jorchard(at)patientsbeyondborders(dot)com


Qualified members of the media are invited to request a review copy; please contact jorchard(at)patientsbeyondborders(dot)com.

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Creating Your Church Website Designs Press Release

Creating Your Church Website Designs Press Release

Creating Your Church Website Designs Press Release

After you have launched your church website design, it’s time to announce your creation to the local area airwaves. This means creating a press release. This is like free advertising for your site.

Creating a well written press release for you new church web design takes time and patience. No one wants their press release thrown away because it isn’t written well and in order to fix it and prepare it for air would take too much time on the part of the station receiving it. There are a few things one must look at in order to prepare a good press release and we will look at some of these now.

The first thing you want to ask yourself is, “Is this News?” The answer to that from your prospective, is yes, however the content your press release contains may not be news to the local radio stations or newspapers. You must make sure your press release is news! To do that you must include information such as your churches milestone events. These are news not only to your and your congregation but to the community as well.

Other news worthy events might include concerts, Christmas and Easter programs and outreach events. These are the meat and potatoes of the church pages of your local newspapers. If you are lucky enough to be launching your church website design to coincide with one of these events, your press release would most likely be taken seriously.

When writing your press release, use the inverted pyramid method. This is the practice of writing about the more important things first and less important items further down the page. The first paragraph should summarize the story and contain all pertinent information.

Example: “Faith Baptist Church at 1500 W. Main Street will hold their annual Easter egg hunt for the entire community on Sunday, April 16, 2009 at 9:00 am.”

This example gives the information as to where the event will be held, the date, time and location. This should be followed by a short paragraph about what to expect during the event as far as activities. The press release should include information as to who to contact with questions or to volunteer to help with the event.

As you continue with the press release, insert information about your church web design being launched for the entire community to view. Make sure it sounds inviting and that the web address is noted. You could write something like; “Read more about this and upcoming events on our website at” This ensures your church website design is noted and at the same time allows your community the opportunity to visit your website and visit your parish as well.

Take the time to find contact information on your local radio hosts and newspaper editors. This information comes in handy when an event is up coming and you need your press release published.

A good press release can provide you with the advertising no money can buy. It not only advertises what you want, but when you want it as well. Churches who make the commitment to reach out to the community find their parishes flourishing with new members simply because their press release was well written and made the church sound inviting.


Lynne Gabriel is the owner of – a church website design company based in Houston, TX. They build custom church website design that are visually-appealing, user-friendly, and easy-to-manage.