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2014-10-01 08:28:33

ESPOO, Finland and CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past 48 hours, fans of Angry Birds have discovered a reveal within the game: by slinging one billion birds, fans had the chance to unlock the voice cast and get a sneak peek at the new look of the characters of the Angry Birds feature film. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141001/149590 Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses, last year's comedy hit We're the Millers) will lead the cast as Red, a bird with...

2014-10-01 08:28:18

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of All Hallows' Eve, Charter On Demand has scared up a bag of treats that includes some of the most classically terrifying films we could find for the grown-ups in the family as well as some hauntingly fun selections for the younger set. Charter on Demand is the door to knock on this Halloween if you are in the mood for either a trick with Freddy, or a treat with Thomas. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110526/AQ10195LOGO...

2014-10-01 08:28:11

DENVER, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Not too many business podcasts have an explicit rating on iTunes, but Nick May and John Erbert are taking the chance at creating something new by reviving their former talk radio show, Small Business Naked (http://smallbusinessnaked.com/), as a podcast promising Explicit Business Content. The new format will deliver the same actionable, business-oriented content, while being more raw and straight to the point...no fluff. The show will be available...

2014-10-01 08:28:03

NASHIVLLE, Tenn., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A steadily increasing amount of country music today is gearing more towards a "pop-country" sound. Chart toppers such as Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood and many more fall into this category critics often label "Pop-Country". A growing majority of the music on country radio is a far cry from the traditional country music roots of Hank Williams or Johnny Cash. The idea of making their music appeal to a...

2014-10-01 08:27:57

The deconstruction and rebuilding of vintage comic book imagery. CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vertical Gallery is proud to present Superficial! a new solo exhibition by Minneapolis-based artist Greg Gossel. The exhibition runs October 4 - November 1, 2014 and will feature over 30 new original works on canvas, wood, and paper. An opening reception with the artist is Saturday, October 4, 6-10pm. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140930/149543 Photo -...

2014-10-01 08:27:54

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Set in California's San Joaquin Valley during the early 1970's, TELL NO LIES is about a Black Panthers fugitive on the run, a Latino farm worker's union organizer and a Jewish feminist from Berkeley, caught in a love triangle during one of the largest UFW marches in history. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140930/149356 Diving deep into the heart of America's radical culture and ethnic politics to tell a powerful love...

2014-10-01 08:27:01

30 Artists From Across the Country to Debut Sculptures Created from the Iconic Blue and Silver Can CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The distinctive can that has given millions of people around the world energy when they need it most has been cut, tied, welded and glued to create remarkable pieces of sculpture from 30 US artists. Red Bull Art of Can, the global sculpture competition, will come to Chicago November 7-16, at the Chase Promenade South in Millennium Park. More than...

2014-10-01 08:26:55

GreenLight division to manage advertising, promotional, and merchandise realms for legendary actress NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International film star Sophia Loren has selected Corbis Entertainment, a global talent, brand integration, and media licensing agency, to exclusively represent her name and likeness for commercial and merchandise licensing worldwide. "It is exciting to pair with an agency like Corbis Entertainment," said Ms. Loren. "I have worked with...

2014-10-01 08:26:46

The inspiring true story of an 11-year-old homeless boy and a chance meeting with a NYC busy sales executive changes both of their lives and is inspiring readers around the world to share small acts of kindness. NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three years since launch, An Invisible Thread {Howard Books/ISBN: 9781451648973}, by best selling authors Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski, simmers to the #1 spot on the New York Times Best Sellers List for non-fiction e-books and #4...

2014-10-01 08:26:29

Virtuosos and IBMA Nominees Teach Bluegrass Music Via Unique Video Exchange® Learning Platform RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ArtistWorks, the leading interactive lifestyle social learning platform, today announced its sponsorship of the International Bluegrass Music Awards (IBMA), in an effort to further the legacy and evolution of bluegrass music and honor its six remarkable bluegrass artists - two of whom are presenters and three who've been nominated for awards this...


Latest Entertainment Culture Reference Libraries

Liverpool Pigeon, Caloenas maculata
2014-09-10 10:48:08

The Liverpool Pigeon or the Spotted Green Pigeon (Caloenas maculata) is a presumed extinct pigeon species of unknown provenance. Currently, it is only known from a single specimen reposited in the World Museum of the National Museums Liverpool; this specimen is presumed to have been collected from French Polynesia sometime between 1783 and 1823. The Liverpool Pigeon was initially mentioned in the work A General Synopsis of Birds by John Latham and scientifically named by Johann Friedrich...

Beast of Bray Road
2014-04-22 14:12:17

Beast of Bray Road The Beast of Bray Road is a cryptid roaming the area of Elkhorn, Wisconsin and from northern Illinois to Vancouver Island, Canada. It has been labeled as werewolf in local news articles but has never been observed transforming from human to a wolf. It has been described in various accounts as being bear-like, resembling Bigfoot and wolf-like and being able to walk on two legs. Its size varies from two to four feet tall when on all four legs, and around seven feet tall...

Chalmers Touring 1922
2014-02-21 10:51:47

Chalmers-Detroit was an automobile company formed in 1908 when Hugh Chalmers bought out the Thomas-Detroit company. It was renamed to Chalmers in 1911. During the 1910s the company thrived but the post-WWI recession of the 1920s caused the company to merge with the Maxwell Automobile Company. In 1923, Chalmers ended all vehicle production. The brand is owned by Chrysler. Chalmers were considered to be an expensive car for that era. The 30 Touring and the 30 Roadster both sold for $1,500...

Lloyd Alexander, 1959
2014-01-31 13:04:08

The North German Automobile and Engine company was founded in 1908 as a German brand of vehicle owned by Norddeutsche Lloyd, a shipping company. It was located in Bremen and the vehicles produced were branded with the Lloyd name. The first cars produced were license-built Krieger electric vehicles with a few petrol-powered vehicles as well. In 1914 they merged with Hansa and became Hansa-Lloyd Werke AG. Most of the vehicles produced had the Hansa name. The Hansa-Lloyd name was on...

Mothman
2013-11-27 10:34:33

The mothman is a legendary creature that was first reported with sightings from November 12, 1966 through December 15, 1967 in the Point Pleasant area of West Virginia. On November 16, 1966, the local newspaper published a report of two couples seeing the creature. It was described as a large white winged man with glowing red eyes. The wings had a ten-foot span and it followed their car as they drove outside of town, according to their report. Over the period from the initial sighting...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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