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28 06, 2017

Marine Dealer Conference & Expo Names Innovation Guru Tim Sanders Keynote Speaker

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Tim-SandersTim Sanders understands how to advise businesses about innovation. This winter, he will share some thoughts as the keynote speaker at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo.

The event takes place on December 10-13 in Orlando, Florida. Sanders’ presentation is titled, “How Digital Can Supercharge Your Business.”

He will talk about how to use social media and how to prioritize investments on various platforms. Sanders will also discuss leveraging customer media, inexpensive content and targeted social ads.

Sanders was part of the birth of the world wide web and an early member of broadcast.com. He went on to lead Yahoo.com’s ValueLab, becoming Chief Solutions Officer and later, Leadership Coach.

In 2005, Sanders was the founder of the consulting and training company, Deeper Media. He is […]

28 06, 2017

Popular Game of Thrones Actress Becomes Brand Ambassador for Wella Hair Products

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513149624Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner has a big platform. Wella hair products are buying in, signing the actress as their newest brand ambassador.

Turner will make her debut as an ambassador in their summer/fall ads. She will also make appearances in subsequent marketing, advertising and social media campaigns.

The company announced the move last Wednesday and Turner also sent the news out on Instagram. The 21-year-old’s profile should only grow with Wella.

Turner plays Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones, which returns for its seventh season next month. She has been nominated four times for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Oustanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Turner has also received a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Supporting Young Actress […]

28 06, 2017

Iconic Singer-Songwriter Billy Joel Gives Commencement Address at Former High School

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billy-joel-1Hicksville High School got a unique treat at their commencement this year. Iconic singer-songwriter and alumnus Billy Joel spoke to the Class of 2017 on Saturday.

Nearly 400 students received diplomas at the ceremony. While he was supposed to graduate from Hicksville, Joel actually finished one English credit short.

He received his degree from the school in a 1992 return to campus. Joel told the graduates to pick a job they enjoy doing.

Joel has sold over 150 million albums worldwide and is the third best-selling solo artist in U.S. history. He has won six Grammys and been nominated for 23 Grammy Awards.

Joel’s first hit song “Piano Man” was released in 1973 and it hit #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the following year. […]

28 06, 2017

World-Renowned DJ Steve Aoki Becomes Brand Ambassador for Wine Brand

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steve-aokiTop DJ Steve Aoki is in high-demand. He recently became a brand ambassador for the premium French wine brand Luc Belaire.

Aoki is the first ambassador for Luc Belaire Gold, the company’s new cuvee. There are already over 200 global ambassadors for Luc Belaire, including top celebrities like Rick Ross and DJ Khaled.

Aoki first started working with the brand on a series of music videos last year. Under terms of the partnership, Luc Belaire will further be incorporated into his performances.

Aoki is one of the most successful DJs in the world. His 2013 album, Wonderland, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronica Album.

Aoki’s second album, Neon Future I, hit the top spot on the US Dance/Electronic Album chart. A year […]

27 06, 2017

Actor Malik Yoba Keynotes Key West Africana Festival

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malik-yobaThis past weekend, the Key West Africana Festival celebrated Africana cultural heritage. Actor Malik Yoba served as keynote speaker.

There were several speakers on black thought and wellness workshops. The African and Cuban influences in America’s southernmost city were explored.

Yoba addressed attendees on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the San Carlos. Registration to attend all events was $125 per person.

Yoba had his big break in acting on the Fox series New York Undercover. He won three straight NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series.

Yoba went on to star in films like Cool Runnings and Criminal. He has had prominent roles in television series like Alphas, Revolution and Empire.

Most recently, Yoba played FBI Deputy Director Jason Atwood on the ABC drama […]

27 06, 2017

Kid President Creator Brad Montague Keynotes Opening Session at CUE This Fall

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images.universeCUE is holding their fall conference October 27-28 in Napa Valley, California at American Canyon High School. Kid President creator Brad Montague is serving as the keynote speaker.

Montague is part of the conference’s opening session from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Following the presentation, he will hold a book signing from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the CUE Gear Store.

CUE is a non-profit organization that promotes educational learning at all levels. Registration is currently open.

Montague’s Kid President has turned into a New York Times bestselling book and television series. He operates the creative studio, the Montague Workshop.

Montague also jumpstarted Socktober, a movement that connects communities to local homeless shelters. He also initiated #BecauseYouWere, a social media campaign that allows people to pay homage to […]

27 06, 2017

Heart Center Director Noel Bairey Merz Speaks at American College of Cardiology Conference

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Bairey-MerzThe American College of Cardiology’s Latin American Conference took place June 22-24 in Mexico City. They had an ideal speaker in heart center director Noel Bairey Merz.

Bairey Merz discussed the danger of cardiovascular disease in women. She recently released a study on the topic in the Journal of American College of Cardiology.

The ACC has over 52,000 members and their goal is to improve heart health. They work tirelessly on health policy, standards and guidelines.

Bairey Merz is the director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. She is also the Women’s Guild Endowed Chair in Women’s Health and a professor of medicine at the center.

Bairey Merz has been featured on television programs like Good Morning America, NBC Dateline and 20/20. Her expertise […]

27 06, 2017

Musician Art Garfunkel Sets Dates for Book Tour

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55d5ef3902e40.imageLegions of fans have followed the career of Art Garfunkel. Now, they will get more of a first-hand accounting from the man with the release of his new book “What Is It All But Luminous (Notes From An Underground Man).”

The book will officially be released on September 26th. Garfunkel’s book tour begins a day earlier in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

He will hold a book signing in Midtown Manhattan on the day of the book’s release. Garfunkel will make a slew of appearances through the middle of October in cities like Washington D.C., San Francisco and Miami.

Garfunkel is best known as half of the popular folk rock duo, Simon & Garfunkel. Their song “The Sound of Silence” reached number one on the Billboard pop […]

26 06, 2017

Middle East Expert Leon Wieseltier Keynotes Association for Israel Studies Meeting

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leon-wieseltier4Leon Wieseltier is a go-to authority on the complex landscape of the Middle East. He recently shared his expertise as the keynote speaker at Brandeis University’s 33rd annual Association for Israel Studies.

The event takes place June 12-14 and the theme was “A Century After Balfour: Vision and Reality.” There were 450 attendees that traveled from several different areas.

Wieseltier’s presentation, “Reflections on the Balfour Declaration,” shared his thoughts on that document’s impact on the Zionist Movement and world politics over the past century. There were just under 100 other panels that examined Israel studies.

Wieseltier is the Isaiah Berlin Senior Fellow in Culture and Policy at The Brookings Institute. He served as literary editor of The New Republic from 1983-2014.

Wieseltier is a current […]

26 06, 2017

Actor Andy Serkis Keynotes RTX Austin Next Month

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Andy+Serkis+English+National+Ballet+Christmas+a8K1dBNArx2lRooster Teeth is holding their annual event, RTX, to take a further dive into the world of animation. Actor Andy Serkis is serving as keynote speaker.

Serkis will be on a keynote panel at 4:30 p.m. on July 7th in Austin, Texas. There will be an accompanying special screening of the War For the Planet of the Arts at the Paramount Theatre at 7 p.m.

Conference events are spread across several different venues from July 7-9. There is a great deal of Rooster-Teeth programming and an animation festival.

Serkis’ most notable role is as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He also voiced King Kong in a 2005 film and plays the character of Caesar in the most recent Planet of the […]

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