Kingdom Racing Announces Ministry Outreach Plans for 2011

Kingdom Racing Announces Ministry Outreach Plans for 2011
HOUSTON, March 3, 2011 / Christian Newswire / — Kingdom Racing announced today its Fan Outreach lineup for 2011. Events in the planning stage include Indianapolis, Texas, New Hampshire and Las Vegas.
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Ticket sales going well for youth concert
A Christian music concert on March 11 will help to stock the shelves of Greene County area food banks. The Greene County Hunger Awareness Concert will be hosted at White River Valley High School gymnasium in Switz City at 7 p.m.
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NFL seeks local businesses for Super Bowl in 2012
The NFL wants next year’s Super Bowl to have that local, Indianapolis flair.
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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.


Carman Announces Spring ?For Real-For Now? Event Dates

Carman Announces Spring ?For Real-For Now? Event Dates


Personal Live Setting Continues to Sell Out In Markets

February 15, 2010 – Carman, a cultural phenomenon, with 15 gold and platinum CD’s, 10 million sales, the largest CCM concerts in history exceeding 80,000 plus, is doing the unconventional again this spring. The “For Real-For Now” tour is an intimate, LIVE setting during which Carman, humorously reveals, the little known facts about how he survived a life of extremes. All done through creative story telling, laughter and music.

“The “For Real-For Now” experience found its name for the significant reasons, says Carman, “Because we need REAL solutions for where our lives are right NOW”.

With over 1 million recorded conversions for Christ, Carman reveals his triumphs and tragedies as the most effective, yet entertaining soul winner of our generation.  Fans can purchase guaranteed seating passes at or at each venue. Carman’s New Website has been updated with new cities for 2010 as they are scheduled.

February 24, 2010 Life Changing Reality Christian Center, Fairfield, CA

February 25, 2010 Calvary Community Church, Salinas, CA

February 26, 2010 Lemoore Assembly of God, Lemoore, CA

February 27, 2010 World Mission Maranatha, Bellflower, CA

February 28, 2010 Moreno Christian Assembly, Moreno Valley, CA

March 13, 2010 Kingman 1st Assembly, Kingman AZ

March 25, 2010 Christian Life Center, Yakima, WA

March 26, 2010 Christian Life Center, Port Orchard, WA

March 27, 2010 Lighthouse Christian Center, Port Angeles, WA

April 15, 2010 Chestnut Ridge Church of God, Hubbard, OH

April 18, 2010 Turning Point Christian Church, Shelby, OH

May 1, 2010 The Connection Church of Statesville, NC

May 9, 2010 River of Life Family Church, Lewisburg, WV

May 11, 2010 Dynamic Life Praise & Worship Center, Front Royal, VA

May 12, 2010 New Life Assembly of God, East Berlin, PA

May 14, 2010 Living Bread Worship Center, Delmar, MD

June 3, 2010 Family Worship Center, Victoria, TX

June 4, 2010 Victory Assembly of God, Universal City, TX

June 6, 2010 Abundant Grace Community Church, Edinburg, TX

Ruckus House Learning Center Announces Scholarship Foundation

Charlotte, N.C. (PRWEB) March 21, 2007

Ruckus House Learning Center, a child-care center founded by NFL players Mike Minter, Mike Rucker, Stephen Davis and Muhsin Muhammed, has announced the Ruckus House Scholarship Foundation, dedicated to providing financial assistance to high-school graduates who want to pursue an education degree at an accredited North Carolina university.

“Teachers have a profound impact on our children’s lives and are instrumental in their development,” said Carolina Panthers player Mike Minter, co-owner of Ruckus House. “We understand that today’s youth will be teaching tomorrow’s youth, so we want to make sure they have an opportunity to equip themselves with the right tools.”

The Foundation is awaiting 501(c)(3) status and expects to award its first scholarship in 2008.

The Foundation’s first fund-raising effort is April 2 at The Peninsula Yacht Club. Evening highlights will include a dinner, live auction and theater performance from NarroWay Productions. Tickets are 0, and proceeds benefit the Foundation. Call (704) 786-3030 to purchase tickets or for more information. To make a contribution, send a check to the Ruckus House Scholarship Foundation, Inc., at 3430 Trinity Church Road, Concord, N.C. 28027.

About Ruckus House

Ruckus House is the result of the vision of a team of dedicated professionals. The ownership team consists of four professional football players (Mike Minter, Mike Rucker, Stephen Davis and Muhsin Muhammad), and Joe Murphy and Bob Burkett of J&B Development of Concord, N.C. Ruckus House focuses on caring for, teaching and growing children with excellence; recruiting and cultivating the best teachers; and shaping and molding future generations.

The Ruckus House curriculum follows the Early Learning Standards adopted by the North Carolina Department of Instruction and is licensed by the North Carolina Division of Child Development. The custom curriculum focuses on all areas of a child’s growth from cognitive and physical to social and emotional development. Team Ruckus is well-trained and committed to lifelong learning.

Ruckus House is open year-round from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The specially designed facility features classrooms for each age group, four state-of-the-art playgrounds and an indoor gym. Rates are determined by age and the number of child-care hours needed.

For more information about Ruckus House, visit


Chantal Oberoi


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Outskirts Press Announces Mab’s Cross Trilogy, the Latest Highly-Anticipated Fiction/Historical Book from Woolwich, ME, Author Jon Norris

Denver, CO and Woolwich, ME (PRWEB) June 28, 2007

Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Mab’s Cross Trilogy: Volume I: The Lost Rebellion by Jon Norris, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 6 x 9 paperback in the Fiction/Historical category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of .95. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info) :

A Sequel to Braveheart.

A prequel to The Da Vinci Code.

A quest for truth in an age of darkness.

The Mab’s Cross Trilogy is an epic love story set in the 14th Century. Society was in upheaval. Magna Carta had awakened the promise of human rights, the Roman Church was crumbling from within, famine ravaged the land, the French king hijacked the Holy See to Avignon and annihilated the Knights Templar, a band of starving Scots humiliated the English at Bannockburn, and Edward II died in a Welsh dungeon. In the lawless marchlands of Lancashire, Sir William Bradshaw and his Lady Mab refused to surrender their dreams to the chaos, and their love for each other created a legend that will not die. The ruins of the cross that bears Mab’s name can still be seen on the Standishgate in Wigan, Lancashire. After 700 years, it remains as a humble tribute to a noble dream. The story of that cross reveals a world torn by tyranny and rebellion, faith and betrayal, hot-blooded chivalry and cold-blooded murder; and yet it also celebrates the rebirth of Reason after a thousand years of darkness.

Deftly constructed at 336 pages, Mab’s Cross Trilogy: Volume I: The Lost Rebellion is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Fiction/Historical category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Mab’s Cross Trilogy meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of .95.

Additionally, Mab’s Cross Trilogy can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at

ISBN: 9781598009071 Format: 6 x 9 Paperback SRP: .95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the Author

Jon Norris is a genealogist, writer, and amateur historian. His research has unearthed a number of fascinating characters whose histories read better than most fiction. A persistent theme marks their lives; one of tyranny and rebellion. It seems that each generation has been faced with that terrible choice: whether to support the tyranny of their rulers or rise up against it. Mab’s Cross is the first of a series that will celebrate these heroic struggles. Jon Norris studied creative fiction at the New School in NYC and is a member of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. He lives and works in Maine.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press offers turn-key, custom book publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.

Outskirts Press, Inc., 10940 S. Parker Rd – 515, Parker, Colorado 80134 1-888-OP-BOOKS


OPERAPALOOZA! Music City Community Chorus Announces June 5 Concert

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) May 10, 2007

The Music City Community Chorus presents OPERAPALOOZA!: a free concert of Chorus Music by the Great Opera Composers, on Tuesday evening, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Broadway and 7th Avenue in Nashville.

For the new Music City Community Chorus’ second outing, conductor Renee Grant-Williams chose to present works by composers rarely heard in a choral setting. OPERAPALOOZA!: Chorus Music by the Great Opera Composers will include operatic favorites Giuseppi Verdi’s “Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves” from Nabucco, “Regina Coeli” from Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, and the “Anvil Chorus,” from Il Trovatore, also by Verdi.

The featured work of the evening will be the Stabat Mater by Gioacchino Rossini.

“Rossini’s Stabat Mater has excruciatingly beautiful melodies, but there may be reasons this exquisite piece is not often performed,” says Grant-Williams, “It demands precise, but passionate, ensemble work throughout. And, of course, a tenor who can sustain a high D flat.”

Mayor Bill Purcell announced the formation of the non-profit Music City Community Chorus back in August of 2006, placing the sixty-voice chorus under the umbrella of the Metro Nashville Community Education program.

“I’m amazed by how quickly this diverse group of singers has developed into an ensemble that has an identity and sound,” says director Renee Grant-Williams.

Widely known as a vocal coach, Grant-Williams’ conducting credits include positions as founder and director of the San Francisco Community Chorus; director, Student Division of Vocal Music at the University of California, Berkeley; chorus master, Opera Division, Banff School of Fine Arts; and choir director Second Presbyterian Church, Nashville.

OPERAPALOOZA! is free to the public. Parking is available at the back and sides of First Baptist Church (Broadway and Seventh Avenue). The concert begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5. Call 615/259-4900 for interviews or additional information.


Amighini Architectural Announces the Arrival of Antique Salvage Italian Pieces

Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) March 17, 2010

Amighini Architectural, a leading source for architectural salvage pieces and doing e-commerce at, announces the arrival of a new container of architectural pieces from Italy. Amighini Architectural specializes in providing a diversity of unique antique doors, door hardware, stained glass, windows, wrought iron, antique tiles and more.

A family-run company and in business for over forty-five years, Amighini Architectural is known for its authentic historic period antique salvage. Focused on offering to the public antique pieces from the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth century, Amighini Architectural offers homeowners and those who own vintage buildings the materials for restoring or renovating period structures.

There are several surprises waiting in the new container of architectural reclamation pieces from Italy, including several incredible pieces that have been under restoration for years. One piece that particularly stands out in this vast shipment, and a signature component of the Amighini Architectural product line, is a sixteen-foot Italian door that was salvaged from an old church in Northern Italy. Architectural salvage doors like this one, as well as complementary antique door hardware, can be found by visiting the Amighini Architectural website, or by visiting their store in Anaheim, California.

Amighini Architectural also offers additional services necessary for finishing a vintage building renovation. They offer restoration services, particularly for antique doors, as well as finish work and hardware suitable for the architectural salvage doors and antique windows that they offer. For individuals searching for an uncommon architectural antique, they can help provide the distinctive items to make a new or renovated space a special place.

For additional information on their new shipment of Italian architectural salvage pieces and their entire antique salvage line, visit

About Amighini Architectural:

Amighini Architectural is a leading source for quality architectural salvage pieces, including antique doors, door hardware, windows, stained glass, wrought iron, antique tiles and other unique vintage pieces from the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


Music City Community Chorus Announces Debut Concert

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) January 11, 2007

The newly formed Music City Community Chorus, under the direction of nationally known vocal coach Renee Grant-Williams, is performing its debut concert on Tuesday, January 30 at 7:30 pm at Christ Church Cathedral located at 900 Broadway in Nashville. Accompanied by the thirty-two-piece Excelsior Chamber Orchestra, the chorus will perform Beethoven’s Mass in C Major and Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria.

Mayor Bill Purcell announced the formation of the non-profit Music City Community Chorus back in August of 2006, placing the sixty-five-voice chorus under the umbrella of the Metro Nashville Community Education program.

“I’m amazed by how quickly this group has developed an identity and sound,” says director Renee Grant-Williams. “When you join a chorus you become a small part of a fine-tuned, but very large instrument–one with perfection on its mind. It requires hard work and discipline, but the rewards are great. You get to sing. You get to harmonize with your friends. You get to perform classical music in concert without years of training. How cool is that?”

For the Music City Community Chorus’ initial outing, conductor Grant-Williams chose the first of only two masses composed by Ludwig van Beethoven: Mass in C major, Opus 86. In composing the mass in 1807, Beethoven deviated from the prevailing structural and harmonic conventions. By going against convention, though, Beethoven doomed the work to a poorly received premier. Prince Esterhazy II, who had commissioned the piece, dismissed it as “unbearably ridiculous and detestable.”

Says Grant-Williams, “Things did not go well at the premiere of the C major Mass. The structure and harmonies were unorthodox; the singers staged a rebellion, and the client hated it. Today it stands as an innovative work of genius.”

Primarily known as a vocal coach, Grant-Williams’ conducting credits include positions as founder and director of the San Francisco Community Chorus; director, Division of Vocal Music Performing Ensembles at the University of California, Berkeley; chorus master, Opera Division, Banff School of Fine Arts; and choir director Second Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN.

To Grant-Williams the birth of the Music City Community Chorus is an important manifestation of a larger trend in Nashville, home to a remarkable diversity of music that has been overshadowed historically by the international appeal of country music. “These are exciting times for classical music in Nashville. The advent of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center has brought fresh focus to the realm of classical music,” says Grant-Williams.

This debut performance is offered free to the public. Parking is available in lots A, B, and C at the back and sides of Christ Church Cathedral. The concert begins promptly at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, January 30. Call 615/259-4900 for an interview or additional information. Audition information for the spring season may be found at