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Earthdance Florida Prepares For Annual Festival Gathering In Lakeland

As part of the largest global synchronized dance event in history, Earthdance Florida is excited to announce its 7th annual gathering; a four-day festival of art, music, and energy in Lakeland, Florida. The festival, which runs from September 17th through September 20th, 2015, features world-class and local talent ranging from jam bands to top electronic dance performers, visionary artists, and circus performers.

The festival consists of 3 live stages and several interactive areas. Music headliners include Desert Dwellers, Kalya Scintilla + Eve Olution, MC Armanni Reign, Kimball Collins, Mobius 8, Kaminanda, AK1200, Nominus, Space Jesus, Subsqwad, Wala, DJ Fixx, Keith Mackenzie, Hydraulix, Greenhouse Lounge, Come Back Alice, Copious Jones, the Funky Nuggets and more to be announced.

Unique to the event is the across the globe recitation of a Prayer for Peace at the same moment. Earthdance Florida’s prayer for peace will occur on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. Dixons Violin will sound off the Prayer for Peace followed by another sacred performance by Kaminanda.

Tickets, which are already selling out, also help to promote a local charity through sales. This year, $ 1 of every ticket sold will be donated to Earthdance International (501c3). Additional proceeds go to the George W. Jenkins Community of Hope, directly helping local families who are struggling with homelessness in the areas of Lakeland, Florida and Polk County.

Within our global community of sharing peace with dance, we are creating a themed landscape tale where people can come together to be co-creators in our story. This heightens our creativity, brings us closer together, and transforms our lives. Everyone is a part of our story. From the performers, to our staff, vendors and participants we are all a part of our creative transformation. Like a cosmic web, together we are spreading our love in infinite directions through our natural creative forces. States Belinda Pettinato, Founder and Producer of Earthdance Florida.

When asked about her inspiration for creating an event like this, Belinda responded, “I grew up going to the theatre with my parents, taking dance classes, and playing the piano and guitar. Music and the arts have always held a close place to my heart and inspired me growing up. After I started helping produce EDM focused events and festivals seven years ago, I felt that there could be so much more to the attendees experience. As we grew our network and became more involved with all the different types of music, arts, health, and festival communities around Florida we started to add more variety and culture to our production.”

The entertainment for this year’s festival will highlight over 25 local and national visionary and graffiti artists, as well as live artists, interactive art installations, an art gallery, earth mandala, and co-creator art wall. Over 75 International, National, and local Bands and Djs, with music styles varying from rockin’ jam bands to funk and electronic dance music, will be performing alongside a professional dance lineup that celebrates dance of all kinds from aerial sky dancing, b-boy breakdancing, hoop dancing, and fire and circus acts galore. Over 40 workshops will be offered all inclusive throughout the festival in three workshop spaces focused on flow arts, yoga, energy and healing, and earthskills.

One of over 300 festival locations participating worldwide, the event consists of three multi-genre music stages, a visionary art gallery, art installations, various workshops and encourages participants in theme camping. This year’s global theme is “Awakening”, with the local Florida chapter theme being “Rise of the Kundalini”. The event also plans to have seven “Chakra Activation Centers” for festival goers to journey through, each acting as an interactive themed landscape environment.

Tickets are available online or at select locations in Florida. Visit http://www.earthdanceflorida.org for details

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Best Drug Rehabilitation Founder Per Wickstrom Returns as Sponsor of 2nd Annual Music With A Mission Benefit Concert in Western Illinois


Mendon, IL (PRWEB) June 18, 2015

On Saturday, May 30th, 2015, the Adams County Fairgrounds in Mendon, IL was the home of the 2nd Annual Music With A Mission concert to benefit local schools of Mendon and Quincy. The concert was held with the purpose of raising money that will provide financial assistance for the underfunded education systems in the local communities.

Per Wickstrom, the founder and CEO of Best Drug Rehabilitation, returned as a leading sponsor of this event, helping to promote and encourage music and arts in the education of tomorrows leaders.

Community outreach has always been, and will remain, one of the top priorities of Best Drug Rehabilitation, Wickstrom commented after the event. Education is the most effective tool that we have in fighting substance abuse and addiction. By offering our assistance wherever and whenever we can, we hope to show our teens and young adults that there is a promising future for them, and that there are healthy and positive alternatives to using drugs and alcohol. The Music With A Mission concert is just one way that we can provide the support necessary to give our youth an optimistic view of the future.

With a lineup that boasted a variety of contemporary country-rock stars, including the Cadillac Three, Trailer Choir, Highway Run, and Madd Hoss Jackson, among others, the Music With A Mission event raised thousands of dollars for the local school system to supplement a loss in funding for music and art programs that the district has seen over the past few years. Big Vinny Hickerson of Trailer Choir, one of the leading organizers behind the concert, wanted to find a way to provide assistance for the struggling education system in the area that took a step away from traditional fundraising methods, such as a candy or bake sale, or a raffle. Per Wickstrom and Best Drug Rehabilitation were honored to once again have a role in supporting this event.

Hundreds of people attended the event, packing the Show Barn where the concert was moved to avoid the less than ideal conditions caused by rain over the previous few days that had turned much of the Adams County Fairgrounds into a mud pit. Spirits were not dampened by the weather, however, as the concertgoers and performers alike enjoyed a fun-filled night of good music and good company, and all for a very good cause.







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Stars Came out for the Launch of the Ninth Annual BritWeek Program

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2015

BritWeek officially launched its 2015 Los Angeles program last night at an invitation-only BritWeek Red Carpet Launch at the Consul Generals Residence in Hancock Park. Guests, including Ben Barnes, Ioan Gruffudd, Jane Leeves, Paul Oakenfold, and Zandra Rhodes, kicked off the BritWeek program by celebrating British contributions in science fiction. One-of-a-kind Doctor Who costumes were on display as guests sipped on science fiction-inspired cocktails from No.3 London Dry Gin and Belvoir and snapped pics in Walkers Shortbreads Star-Trek inspired photo booth. Sponsors of the event included Battersea Power Station, BBC Worldwide, and the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows.

The annual BritWeek program will take over the city with its exciting line-up of events until May 3rd. Art, science, culture, sports, fashion, business, design and entertainment will all be featured as part of the BritWeek program, a non-profit organization celebrating the history, creativity and innovation between the UK and the US.

Every year, BritWeeks program changes and evolves, said BritWeek Founder Nigel Lythgoe, but this year it is by far one of the most exciting with something for everyone. Come and join us and have a very British BRITWEEK.”

BritWeek recognizes innovation at its BritWeek UK Trade & Investment Business Innovation Awards on April 23rd at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, which will honor Universal Music Group CEO and Chairman, Lucian Grainge and Founder and CEO of i.am+, will.i.am. BritWeek will also bring back its highly successful Film & TV Summit, a day of dynamic panels and one-of-a-kind networking opportunities on May 1, 2015.

This year, BritWeek has begun a brand new exciting initiative: BritWeek, Cording for Kids. Starting with a dynamic coding day for children and concluding with a Hack-a-thon competition and award reception, this day helps children break down barriers as they learn the language of the future.

Art and design are a major focus as BritWeek features a photography exhibition, British Subjects co-curated by Julian Lennon and Timothy White at The Sunset Marquis Hotel, as well as British exhibitions at the Getty Center (J.M.W.Turner) and Hammer Museum (Thomas Heatherwick). Thomas Heatherwick will also receive this years BritWeek Christopher Guy Design Icon Award. RYCA accepts the first-ever BritWeek Visual Artist of the Year Award.

The successful BritWeek Robertson Retail Stroll with 2015 celebrity ambassador Dominic Sherwood takes place again on April 25th from 11am to 4pm featuring in-store events at Ted Baker, Reiss and Make Up For Ever to name a few. Live music events include Kaiser Chiefs at The Wiltern and a DJ Pool party at Skybar with Evil Twin.

For more details on these events and the many others on offer please visit http://www.britweek.org for the latest information.

About BritWeek

BritWeek is a nonprofit organization that hosts a program of events every Spring to promote British creativity, innovation and excellence across multiple categories including, film & television, music, art, fashion, design, retail, sport, philanthropy, business, and more. The events take place throughout Greater Los Angeles, Orange County, Orlando, San Francisco, and Miami!







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Westchester Magazines 5th Annual Wine & Food Festival Brings Exciting New Experiences to Culinary Celebration This June


(PRWEB) March 12, 2015

Westchester Magazine has announced the dates and that tickets are now on sale for its 5th Annual Wine & Food Festival. This years event will take place Wednesday June 3 through Saturday June 6 in White Plains and Valhalla in the heart of Westchester County. The Festival will feature new venues as well as new and expanded events, programs and activities, and Kathie Lee Gifford will be back hosting a special evening of Fashion, Food and Wine at Bloomingdales.

The festival, which draws more than 5,000 people from across the New York Metro area, will feature 100 top restaurants and 150 world-class wines selected by the experts at Zachys of Scarsdale.

Two major events will make their debut:

An Evening with Westchesters Tastemakers will be held Friday evening and showcase 10 of Westchesters top chefs at a dinner by the bite reception at the stunning 42 Restaurant and Events atop The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester in downtown White Plains. The guests will enjoy a VIP culinary experience and sip on the finest wines from around the world, all while surrounded by unmatched views of Westchester, the Long Island Sound and the Manhattan skyline.