Author Brings Cupside Down at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017

Cupside Down

Author Brings Cupside Down at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017

ATLANTA, GA, UNITED STATES, August 21, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — From 1 to 3 September 2017, Terry Cliett, author of the fictional piece Cupside Down will be joining this year's AJC Decatur Book Festival, a community-based, non-profit event and largest independent festival in the country. Being renowned as one of the five largest festivals in the country, DBF continues to gather world-class authors as well as hundreds of thousands of festival-goers to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children's area, live music, parade, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and others. These activities will be happening in and around the historic downtown Decatur square.

"We always knew Atlanta had a thriving writing and book community, but it needed a centerpiece to bring all the parts together," Tom Bell points out as he recalls the history of DBF. It was when Daren Wang hatched a hare-brained idea to establish a festival celebrating the spoken/written word that brought the other dreamers and believers together. Tom Bell — founding program director, Linda Harris, Richard Lenz, Alice Murray, Bill Starr and Judy Turner then began brewing the magic.

The DBF got rave reviews shortly after 18 months of hard work and dedication in volunteering full-time, until its commencement over Labor Day weekend back in 2006, which was attended by over 100 authors and 50, 000 people. The success of the event was contributed by the combination of supportive local businesses and restaurants, eager and able volunteers, and the ability to walk easily from venue to venue.

Terry Cliett lives in Milledgeville, Georgia. He is president and CEO of InCorVa, Inc; a pastor and a former prison chaplain. Cliett has been writing both fiction and non-fiction since the 1970's and his written materials have been used in prisons, schools, businesses, churches, and homes to revitalize the lives of people of all ages. Cupside Down is one of his works, a fictional piece that will serve a lesson to every reader. The story commences when Jonathan wakes up in a jail cell. Since this has been his life, he finally decides that something has to change. He finally realizes the need of becoming a better version of himself. But to Jonathan, the journey from stale immaturity into manhood is more difficult than he thought at first. He comes up with a question: "How exactly do you change who you are?" Jonathan finds it impossible to break free of the grip of his personal demons that follow him, despite his best efforts. Will Jonathan succeed? This is a relatable piece that entails struggles and triumphs that come with personal change, just like Jonathan, all people have their own demons and everyone goes through the journey with consequences, dilemmas, relationships, and lessons.

The author, together with BookBlastPro will be present at the AJC Decatur Book Festival. The festival-goers and other authors will have the opportunity of getting first-hand information about Cliett and his piece, Cupside Down. They will also get bookmarks and an opportunity of photo documentation which will be released after the event. The book selling will be announced at the event.

AJC Decatur Book Festival — Bookzilla, Terry Cliett's book and the rest of the fun activities will make this event a literary powerhouse that will delight the attendees and will make this annual event a huge success, as what Tom Bell expressed: "That's what the festival does best."

Book Availability:
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WestBowPress – http://goo.gl/e42AFv

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Author Shares Life's Roller Coaster Ride at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017

Life’s a Roller Coaster Ride

Author Shares Life's Roller Coaster Ride at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017

ATLANTA, GA, UNITED STATES, August 21, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — From 1 to 3 September 2017, Tina Marie, author of the piece Life's a Roller Coaster Ride will be joining this year's AJC Decatur Book Festival, a community-based, non-profit event and largest independent festival in the country. Being renowned as one of the five largest festivals in the country, DBF continues to gather world-class authors as well as hundreds of thousands of festival-goers to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children's area, live music, parade, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and others. These activities will be happening in and around the historic downtown Decatur square.

"We always knew Atlanta had a thriving writing and book community, but it needed a centerpiece to bring all the parts together," Tom Bell points out as he recalls the history of DBF. It was when Daren Wang hatched a hare-brained idea to establish a festival celebrating the spoken/written word that brought the other dreamers and believers together. Tom Bell — founding program director, Linda Harris, Richard Lenz, Alice Murray, Bill Starr and Judy Turner then began brewing the magic.

The DBF got rave reviews shortly after 18 months of hard work and dedication in volunteering full-time, until its commencement over Labor Day weekend back in 2006, which was attended by over 100 authors and 50, 000 people. The success of the event was contributed by the combination of supportive local businesses and restaurants, eager and able volunteers, and the ability to walk easily from venue to venue.

Tina Marie pens Life's a Roller Coaster Ride, a collection of poetry that discloses every chapter of her life. She features a logical poem that summarizes pretty much the content and the topics that this collection includes: "The past has helped mold us! The present defines the breath we take to strive another moment in the life we live. The future holds no promise other than our spiritual belief. The future has been known to alter our perspective and seal our fate. I must warn you that everyone has a soul. I will tell you this chapter in your life may take a heavy toll. I must forewarn you in all you decide to do. I will tell you some of what one may go through. I must warn you that dying inside reveals the truth.
I will tell you the pain you may feel is worse than a pulled tooth. What you say, What you do, It's entirely up to you!" A must-read book of poetry!

The author, together with BookBlastPro will be present at the AJC Decatur Book Festival. The festival-goers and other authors will have the opportunity of getting first-hand information about Tina Marie and her piece, Life's a Roller Coaster Ride. They will also get bookmarks and an opportunity of photo documentation which will be released after the event. The book selling will be announced at the event.

AJC Decatur Book Festival — Bookzilla, Tina Marie’s book and the rest of the fun activities will make this event a literary powerhouse that will delight the attendees and will make this annual event a huge success, as what Tom Bell expressed: "That's what the festival does best."

Book Availability:
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Author Shares How Joseph Met the President at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017

How Joseph Met The President

Author Shares How Joseph Met the President at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017

ATLANTA, GA, UNITED STATES, August 21, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — From 1 to 3 September 2017, Leola Wilkerson-Williams, author of the piece How Joseph Met The President will be joining this year's AJC Decatur Book Festival, a community-based, non-profit event and largest independent festival in the country. Being renowned as one of the five largest festivals in the country, DBF continues to gather world-class authors as well as hundreds of thousands of festival-goers to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children's area, live music, parade, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and others. These activities will be happening in and around the historic downtown Decatur square.

"We always knew Atlanta had a thriving writing and book community, but it needed a centerpiece to bring all the parts together," Tom Bell points out as he recalls the history of DBF. It was when Daren Wang hatched a hare-brained idea to establish a festival celebrating the spoken/written word that brought the other dreamers and believers together. Tom Bell — founding program director, Linda Harris, Richard Lenz, Alice Murray, Bill Starr and Judy Turner then began brewing the magic.

The DBF got rave reviews shortly after 18 months of hard work and dedication in volunteering full-time, until its commencement over Labor Day weekend back in 2006, which was attended by over 100 authors and 50, 000 people. The success of the event was contributed by the combination of supportive local businesses and restaurants, eager and able volunteers, and the ability to walk easily from venue to venue.

Leola Wilkerson-Williams is a native of Jacksonville, Florida; a retired social worker, and a born-again Christian. She earned a bachelor of science degree in social work from Tuskegee University and an MSW from Florida State University. She is also a member of the Bethel Baptist Institutional Church and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Williams enjoys writing poetry, now she makes a breakthrough with her children's book entitled How Joseph Met The President. The story centers a boy named Joseph, a four-year-old who goes to town with his mother, and meets the president and takes a photo with him. This wonderful story of a smart boy is a perfect read for the younger crowd and the beautiful illustrations by Willie F. Vine will only enhance their learning!

The author, together with BookBlastPro will be present at the AJC Decatur Book Festival. The festival-goers and other authors will have the opportunity of getting first-hand information about Williams and her piece, How Joseph Met The President. They will also get bookmarks and an opportunity of photo documentation which will be released after the event. The book selling will be announced at the event.

AJC Decatur Book Festival — Bookzilla, Leola Wilkerson-Williams's book and the rest of the fun activities will make this event a literary powerhouse that will delight the attendees and will make this annual event a huge success, as what Tom Bell expressed: "That's what the festival does best."

Book Availability:
Amazon – http://goo.gl/J5MD5S
Balboa Press – http://goo.gl/yGwgkD

Leola Williams
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Dr. Marilyn Sorensen of The Self-Esteem Institute to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

EUGENE, OREGON, UNITED STATES, August 21, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Self-esteem is fundamental to creating the life we want to experience. Unfortunately, recent surveys have shown that as much as 85 percent of the world's population is affected by low self-esteem. More needs to be done to help people overcome low self-esteem. Left unaddressed, it can have devastating effects on an individual.

Dr. Marilyn J. Sorensen is the founder of The Self-Esteem Institute, where she helps individuals change their lives by developing a healthy and accurate view of themselves and what in their thinking is holding them back as the basis of low self-esteem.

“I don't think of it as high self-esteem or low self-esteem,” explains Dr. Sorensen. “I think of it as healthy self-esteem and unhealthy self-esteem. I grew up with unhealthy self-esteem. I know all the self-doubts. And even though I was always an overachiever, I often criticized myself.”

According to Dr. Sorensen, the nature of our self-esteem can be recognized in the dialogue we have with ourselves. Much of what can be described as unhealthy self-esteem is often the result of our believing something that isn't based on fact, truth or history. Instead, these self-statements are the result of the stories we’re making up: fiction.

“People with unhealthy self-esteem are often fearful of trying new things and avoid new opportunities,” explains Dr. Sorensen. “In those moments when your unhealthy self-esteem seeks to sabotage you, it’s all about monitoring whether you're telling yourself things that are based on fact, truth, or history. Anything that you tell yourself that isn't based on all of those things is a fiction and something you’ve just made up. It’s absolutely fundamental.”

Dr. Sorensen’s most recent book, her sixth, is titled the Sorensen Do-It-Yourself Self-Esteem Recovery Program.

“It’s about changing their thinking,” says Dr. Sorensen. “I'm 74 going on 75, but when it comes to my work, I have just energy that goes all the way around because my program is so effective. I haven't had anyone who seriously worked with me that hasn't experienced a significant life change and immense gratitude.

CUTV News Radio will feature Dr. Marilyn Sorensen in an interview with Jim Masters on August 23rd at 1pm EDT and with Doug Llewelyn on August 30th at 1pm EDT

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on The Self-Esteem Institute, visit http://www.getesteem.com

The Sorensen Do-It-Yourself Self-Esteem Test is available on her website.

All of her Dr. Sorensen’s books are available on http://www.Amazon.com

For therapy, call to set up an appointment with Dr. Sorensen at (503) 330-2830 or sign up on her website.

Lou Ceparano
CUTV News
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Global Fashion Magazine Market 2017 Industry Key Players, Trends, Sales, Supply, Demand, Analysis & Forecast to 2022

Fashion Magazine Market

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PUNE, INDIA, August 21, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Fashion Magazine Market:

Executive Summary

In this report, the global Fashion Magazine market is valued at USD XX million in 2016 and is expected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2022, growing at a CAGR of XX% between 2016 and 2022.

Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Fashion Magazine in these regions, from 2012 to 2022 (forecast), covering

North America
Europe
China
Japan
Southeast Asia
India

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Global Fashion Magazine market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including

Vogue
InStyle
GQ
Teen Vogue
Cosmopolitan
Elle
Harper's Bazaar
Glamour
W
Fashion
Allure
Marie Claire

On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into

Fortnightly
Monthly
Weekly

On the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate of Fashion Magazine for each application, including

Beauty Salons
Individuals
Others

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Table of Content:

Global Fashion Magazine Market Research Report 2017
1 Fashion Magazine Market Overview
1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Fashion Magazine
1.2 Fashion Magazine Segment by Type (Product Category)
1.2.1 Global Fashion Magazine Production and CAGR (%) Comparison by Type (Product Category)(2012-2022)
1.2.2 Global Fashion Magazine Production Market Share by Type (Product Category) in 2016
1.2.3 Fortnightly
1.2.4 Monthly
1.2.5 Weekly
1.3 Global Fashion Magazine Segment by Application
1.3.1 Fashion Magazine Consumption (Sales) Comparison by Application (2012-2022)
1.3.2 Beauty Salons
1.3.3 Individuals
1.3.4 Others
1.4 Global Fashion Magazine Market by Region (2012-2022)
1.4.1 Global Fashion Magazine Market Size (Value) and CAGR (%) Comparison by Region (2012-2022)
1.4.2 North America Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.4.3 Europe Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.4.4 China Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.4.5 Japan Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.4.6 Southeast Asia Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.4.7 India Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.5 Global Market Size (Value) of Fashion Magazine (2012-2022)
1.5.1 Global Fashion Magazine Revenue Status and Outlook (2012-2022)
1.5.2 Global Fashion Magazine Capacity, Production Status and Outlook (2012-2022)

2 Global Fashion Magazine Market Competition by Manufacturers
2.1 Global Fashion Magazine Capacity, Production and Share by Manufacturers (2012-2017)
2.1.1 Global Fashion Magazine Capacity and Share by Manufacturers (2012-2017)
2.1.2 Global Fashion Magazine Production and Share by Manufacturers (2012-2017)
2.2 Global Fashion Magazine Revenue and Share by Manufacturers (2012-2017)
2.3 Global Fashion Magazine Average Price by Manufacturers (2012-2017)
2.4 Manufacturers Fashion Magazine Manufacturing Base Distribution, Sales Area and Product Type
2.5 Fashion Magazine Market Competitive Situation and Trends
2.5.1 Fashion Magazine Market Concentration Rate
2.5.2 Fashion Magazine Market Share of Top 3 and Top 5 Manufacturers
2.5.3 Mergers & Acquisitions, Expansion

3 Global Fashion Magazine Capacity, Production, Revenue (Value) by Region (2012-2017)
3.1 Global Fashion Magazine Capacity and Market Share by Region (2012-2017)
3.2 Global Fashion Magazine Production and Market Share by Region (2012-2017)
3.3 Global Fashion Magazine Revenue (Value) and Market Share by Region (2012-2017)
3.4 Global Fashion Magazine Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
3.5 North America Fashion Magazine Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
3.6 Europe Fashion Magazine Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
3.7 China Fashion Magazine Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
3.8 Japan Fashion Magazine Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
3.9 Southeast Asia Fashion Magazine Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
3.10 India Fashion Magazine Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)

4 Global Fashion Magazine Supply (Production), Consumption, Export, Import by Region (2012-2017)
4.1 Global Fashion Magazine Consumption by Region (2012-2017)
4.2 North America Fashion Magazine Production, Consumption, Export, Import (2012-2017)
4.3 Europe Fashion Magazine Production, Consumption, Export, Import (2012-2017)
4.4 China Fashion Magazine Production, Consumption, Export, Import (2012-2017)
4.5 Japan Fashion Magazine Production, Consumption, Export, Import (2012-2017)
4.6 Southeast Asia Fashion Magazine Production, Consumption, Export, Import (2012-2017)
4.7 India Fashion Magazine Production, Consumption, Export, Import (2012-2017)

5 Global Fashion Magazine Production, Revenue (Value), Price Trend by Type
5.1 Global Fashion Magazine Production and Market Share by Type (2012-2017)
5.2 Global Fashion Magazine Revenue and Market Share by Type (2012-2017)
5.3 Global Fashion Magazine Price by Type (2012-2017)
5.4 Global Fashion Magazine Production Growth by Type (2012-2017)

6 Global Fashion Magazine Market Analysis by Application
6.1 Global Fashion Magazine Consumption and Market Share by Application (2012-2017)
6.2 Global Fashion Magazine Consumption Growth Rate by Application (2012-2017)
6.3 Market Drivers and Opportunities
6.3.1 Potential Applications
6.3.2 Emerging Markets/Countries

Continued…

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Award winning murder mystery creator launches brand new immersive solo play product on Kickstarter

A sample box from the CosyKiller series

A sample box from the CosyKiller series

The team behind the CosyKiller project

The team behind the CosyKiller project

The Red herring Games team at their most recent award win - being presented their award by Sue Perkins

The Red herring Games team at their most recent award win – being presented their award by Sue Perkins

Already funded and with two weeks left to run, Cosykiller looks set to be a new gaming experience that will take the world by storm.

GRIMSBY, LINCOLNSHIRE, UK, August 18, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Red Herring Games have been creating award winning murder mystery games for over 10 years.

Cosykiller is their latest murder mystery design and is aimed primarily at the solo sleuth. With just two weeks left to run on their Kickstarter Crowdfunding campaign and already fully funded – this new game format looks set to take the world by storm.

The unique crime puzzle game will enable individual players to immerse themselves in the golden age of fiction in a self-driven investigation which will require all their intelligence and perception. It's like an Agatha Christie novel but with you playing Miss Marple!

Unlike many role playing games on the market which are utilising modern gadgetry, Red Herring Games have returned to old fashioned era of deduction, presenting the players with documents and artifacts from the 1930s as they try to discover the perpetrators of a cold case.

“Everyone is going digital these days,” Said managing director Jo Smedley, “But we wanted to go back to the touchy-feely world of the 1930s. No one gets mail any more. Everything is on-line, but there is something really special about handling letters and objects. We wanted to supply a product that was immersive, engaging, and encouraged discussion.”

Cosykiller is the first murder mystery game aimed at the solo sleuth, but it’s also ideal for families and small groups.

“Families and small groups can work together to puzzle out the boxes.” Jo Smedley said. “We imagine over the course of the year players might end up producing their own version of an incident board to help them puzzle through the mystery.”

The company has launched the project on Kickstarter on the 1st August and within 24 hours had already raised 70% of their development. With just under two weeks left to run, Red Herring Games are appealing to those interested in obtaining the first box for Christmas to sign up through their Kickstarter program now. Those interested can pledge to receive just one box or the entire series and join the others who are gaining a massive discount before the product goes live just before Christmas this year.

For more information, please visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/redherringgames/cosykiller-for-the-armchair-detective

Jo Smedley
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Author Loretta M. Herrington to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, August 18, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Our soul path is the iterations of our soul through the centuries: where we’ve been; what we’ve learned; and what we’ve come back to do. It’s how we navigate our soul’s physical journey.

But imagine you met someone you remembered from your soul’s past – and they remembered you, too!

“He kept saying, ‘Why is this happening? I don’t understand it,’” recalls Loretta Herrington.

Loretta is the author of Piece of Soul Through the Heart: A Soul's Journey, which recounts the story of this remarkable experience and the friendship they built together.

“Meeting someone for the very first time and knowing that you’ve known them before: that was a shock,” recalls Loretta. “When I was in the presence of Zura, I felt a strong connection and it was very disconcerting. I’d not experienced something like this before. My existing belief system was completely rocked.”

Loretta continued to work through this experience with her Soul Path consultant to help her understand why these things happen.

“It’s an awakening and it will turn your world upside down for a while,” says Loretta. “But it’s about what you want to do with it. I saw it as God’s will. We established a lasting friendship and then we began discussing this connection. We took it very slowly.”

Loretta says most people who have these experiences (and it’s more people than you would think) choose not to pursue the relationship because it’s scary and challenging.

“It opened up a whole different horizon,” says Loretta. “I made the decision to continue and we have stayed in touch since 2009. We ended up sponsoring his residency and two years ago he became a citizen.”

Zura, who is originally from Georgia, told Loretta he’d felt so alone in this country until he met her.

“Most people would just call it Déjà Vu,” says Loretta, “but souls evolve. We have to let go of our apprehensions and trust our intuition more. That’s what it’s about. We come back hopefully to do better work.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Loretta M. Herrington in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on August 22nd at 12pm and with Jim Masters on August 29th at 12pm EDT.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

Piece of Soul Through the Heart: A Soul's Journey is available on Amazon.

Lou Ceparano
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Trove of 66 original Polaroid photos of Madonna, taken in 1983, are for sale through Sept. 5

Even before her fame, Madonna is already showing the Material Girl look.

All 66 images were used for Richard Corman’s book Madonna 66, released last year.

Madonna curled up on the couch with a boom box. How ’80s can you get?

Madonna chatting on a cord phone in 1983, years before cell phones were introduced.

Most of the photos of Madonna were taken at her brother’s place in New York City.

A set of 66 original Polaroid photos of Madonna, taken in 1983 by portrait photographer Richard Corman (Am., b. 1954), is for sale through Manhattan Rare Books.

This is a unique opportunity for a serious collector to own a complete collection, documenting an important moment in art and cultural history, but only until September 5th.”

— Michael DiRuggiero

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., UNITED STATES, August 18, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – A complete set of 66 original Polaroid photos of Madonna, taken in 1983 by the noted portrait photographer Richard Corman (Am., b. 1954), just six weeks before the release of the young singer’s debut album and eventual skyrocket to fame, is for sale through Manhattan Rare Books, located inside Gallery 90 in New York City, at 1050 Second Avenue.

The sale price of the set is $350,000. “We are offering these unique Polaroids of Madonna until September 5th,” said Michael DiRuggiero owner of Manhattan Rare Books. “After that, if there is no buyer, the set will be dispersed and the images offered individually.” The photos are featured in Corman’s limited-edition fine art book Madonna 66, which was released in November 2016.

Harper’s Bazaar said of the book, “Corman’s Polaroids prove with utter certainty that Madonna was destined for icon status.” Mr. DiRuggiero added, “This is a unique opportunity for a serious collector to own a complete collection, documenting an important moment in art and cultural history, one that will be available only as a complete and intact collection until September 5th.”

The sale price includes all 66 original Polaroids, each one signed and numbered by Corman (1-66), housed in a custom case by the noted book artist Sjoerd Hofstra, plus a copy of Madonna 66. The book was widely praised by The New York Times, New York Magazine, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair and other newspapers and magazines. Corman signed the copy being sold.

In the photos, Madonna (full name, Madonna Ciccone) is dressed in full Material Girl regalia, a look that launched a fashion revolution among young women of the time: white lace leggings under torn jeans, jean jacket with graffiti on the back and the sleeves cut off, and rubber bangles (or friendship bracelets). She sports bright red lipstick and a fake mole on the side of her face.

The 66 images were taken as test shots for a movie that Corman’s mother, a casting director, was screen-testing actors for but never got made. She saw in the budding star potential, and she urged her son to photograph her. “I knew this was somebody special right away,” Corman said of their first meeting, which took place in Madonna’s apartment on East 4th Street in Greenwich Village.

He remembered, “She was funny in the most beguiling way. As soon as I walked up, she served me espresso and bubblegum on a silver plate and tray.” Over a period of months and for several sittings, Corman photographed his subject, usually at Madonna’s brother’s house in Manhattan. The end result is the trove of 66 Polaroids Corman used for his book and which is now for sale.

Corman had previously worked for legendary photographer Richard Avedon (Am., 1923-2004), but observed that even with all of his experience around the celebrities who would parade in and out of Avedon’s studio, the Madonna spark was special. “When you look at somebody through a camera you either see behind somebody’s eyes or you don’t,” he said. “With her it was, ‘wow’.”

Corman said there is a looseness to the Madonna Polaroids that would be difficult to orchestrate today. “Now, we’d have 20 bodyguards and 30 assistants,” he said. “They’d have to cordon off the street. Beyoncé, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj – people like that, who I’d love to spend time with – it would be a much different experience nowadays. But Madonna was accessible. And it was raw.”

Also for sale through Manhattan Rare Books is a set of three silver gelatin prints of photographs Corman took of the late boxing legend Muhammad Ali. It is the only set in which all three of the 11 inch by 14 inch prints is signed by Ali, in silver marker on the front of the image. Each image is also signed by Corman on the verso and marked (“1 of 1”). The set is priced to sell at $22,500.

Two autobiography books about the life Richard Avedon, Richard Corman’s mentor, are also for sale. One is a signed limited first edition copy (#44 of only 250 copies signed by Avedon), with a special engraver’s proof of his iconic image of the late Marilyn Monroe laid-in. The book, which is lavishly illustrated with 285 of Avedon’s most celebrated photographs, is for sale at $4,900.

The other book, titled Richard Avedon, An Autobiography, with: Evidence, 1944-1994, is a special limited edition boxed set, with two original hand-stamped engraver’s proofs. Although the limitation states 250 copies, only about 100 were actually produced. Signed and numbered in the box by Avedon, and chronicling his career over a 50-year span, the book is for sale at $6,500.

Manhattan Rare Books specializes in outstanding and rare books in fine condition. The firm only offers books that have been carefully selected to meet its stringent standards of high quality and importance. Anyone interested in discussing their collecting interests is encouraged to visit the gallery (hours by appointment); call (212) 326-8907; or, visit www.manhattanrarebooks.com.

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Michael diRuggiero
Manhattan Rare Books
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Bryan Cranston and Dan Rather Visit Riverside, CA to Discuss Books

Live Talks LA expands its author speaker series to Riverside.

Emmy-winning actor Bryan Cranston comes to Riverside’s Fox Performing Arts Center to discuss his best-selling memoir.

Live Talks LA expands its author speaker series to Riverside.

Venerated TV journalist Dan Rather visits Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside.

Live Talks LA brings speaker series to Riverside.

Dan Rather’s new book of essays celebrates our country’s shared values.

Speaker Series Expands from Los Angeles to Bring Authors to Fox Performing Arts Center

The City welcomes this exciting new speaker series at our historic Fox Theater.”

— John Russo, City Manager, City of Riverside

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, August 17, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Emmy-award winners actor Bryan Cranston and journalist Dan Rather both come to the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside in separate events presented by Live Talks Los Angeles, a conversation series that curates and produces live conversations featuring authors, filmmakers, innovators, politicians, comedians, celebrities, activists, musicians, chefs, and many of the world’s top thought leaders. Cranston appears Sunday, September 10, 2017 and tickets go on sale this Friday, 10am. Rather speaks on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 and tickets will be available starting September 1 at 10am.

These events mark the debut of Live Talks at the Fox in Riverside, CA. "Riverside is a city with over 50,000 higher education students and a great tradition of learning and inquiry. The City welcomes this exciting new speaker series at our historic Fox Theater," says John Russo, City Manager, City of Riverside.

"I’ve learned in the eight years since I started Live Talks Los Angeles that Southern Californians have a voracious appetite for books and conversations — both of the entertaining and thought provoking kind — about stories, ideas, current events, pop culture, food, business and science," said Ted Habte-Gabr, founder and producer of Live Talks Los Angeles. "People travel from around the world to hear our talks. Our vision has always been to expand beyond Los Angeles, so partnering with a historic venue in the dynamic, growing city of Riverside seemed a natural fit for expansion. With millions of people in the Inland Empire and northern Orange County, it just made sense to take our conversations to them."

Fittingly, the partnership came about when Habte-Gabr met Riverside city manager Russo at an author talk at the San Bernardino County Museum.

Bryan Cranston, who has won an Emmy four times for his portrayal of Walter White in the hit TV series "Breaking Bad" will discuss his riveting memoir, "A Life in Parts." The bestselling title was released in paperback early August. In it, Cranston traces a zigzag journey from a soap opera regular to a recurring spot as Tim Whatley on "Seinfeld," his run as the well-meaning goofball Hal on "Malcolm in the Middle," and he gives a bracing account of his challenging run on Broadway as President Lyndon B. Johnson. Cranston also dives deep into the grittiest, most fascinating details of his greatest role, explaining how he searched inward for the personal darkness that would help him create one of the most captivating performances ever captured on screen: Walter White, chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin.

Praise for the memoir include noted presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, who says, "A truly gifted storyteller, Cranston captures the reader's imagination and emotions from beginning to end." "Breaking Bad" creator and executive producer Vince Gilligan calls "A Life in Parts" "the right mixture of funny, sad and heartfelt."

Veteran journalist Dan Rather will discuss his new book of essays "What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism," co-written with Elliot Kirschner, to be published early November.

Noting on what prompted Rather to undertake What Unites Us, he writes, "I find myself thinking deeply about what it means to love America, as I surely do." At a moment of crisis over our national identity, Dan Rather has been reflecting—and writing passionately almost every day on social media—about the world we live in, what our core ideals have been and should be, and what it means to be an American. Now, in a collection of wholly original essays, the venerated television journalist celebrates our shared values and reminds us about what matters most in our great country. What Unites Us will be an instant classic and a must-read for everyone engaged in the urgent national conversation right now.

With a famed and storied career that has spanned more than six decades, Dan Rather has earned his place as one of the world’s best-known journalists. He has interviewed every president since Eisenhower and, over that time personally covered almost every important dateline in the United States and around the world. Rather joined CBS News in 1962 and quickly rose through the ranks until he assumed the position of anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News—a post he held for 24 years. His reporting across the network helped turn "60 Minutes" into an institution, launched "48 Hours" as an innovative newsmagazine program, and shaped countless specials and documentaries. Upon leaving CBS, Rather returned to in-depth reporting, creating the Emmy Award–winning "Dan Rather Reports" on HDNet. Now, building upon that foundation, he is president and CEO of News and Guts, an independent production company he founded that specializes in high-quality nonfiction content across a range of traditional and digital distribution channels.

Events Details: Bryan Cranston event takes place Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 4pm. Dan Rather appears Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 8pm. Both take place at the Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501. Tickets for all events can be purchased via Ticketmaster and also thru the website for the series, www.livetalksatthefox.com and range from $40-75. Tickets for Cranston will be available starting Friday, August 18 at 10am. Rather tickets go on sale Friday, September 1 at 10am. For more information, contact info@livetalksla.org. For venue information visit www.riversidelive.com

About Live Talks: Los Angeles Since 2010 Live Talks Los Angeles has presented over 250 talks featuring authors, actors, filmmakers, artists, musicians, comedians, chefs, scientists, and business thought leaders in various venues in Los Angeles. Videos and podcasts of its events are available on its website livetalksla.org.

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FRENCH POLYNESIA: Marae Taputapuatea becomes a UNESCO world heritage site, from in 2017.By Corinne Raybaud

TAHITI, FRENCH POLYNESIA, August 16, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Raiatea is located in the Leeward islands at a 45 minute flight from Papeete, Tahiti. Raiatea, meaning "faraway heaven" and "sky with soft light", was first named Havai'i after the homeland of the ancient Polynesians and is the most sacred island in the South Pacific.
Raiatea which is the second largest Tahitian isle, was the center of religion and culture over 1000 years ago and still lends enchantment to ancient legends told to this day. The green-carpeted mountains include the celebrated Mt. Temehani, a sort of Polynesian Mt. Olympus.
Formerly named Hava'ī, Raiatea is known as the Gods’ cradle and hosts archeological treasures (marae, petroglyphs…) witnessing an ever present epic history and culture. As the first Polynesian island to be populated, Raiatea shelters the most spectacular and first international marae of the Polynesian triangle, called Taputapuatea, where inauguration ceremonies, political alliances and international meetings took place. The site was prohibited (taboo) and was the headquarters of religious and political powers in the Polynesian region. Nowadays, communities of Hawai’i, New Zealand and Cook Islands still meet at this pilgrimage venue, which they consider as the home of their sacred culture. The large ceremonial area includes marae Taputapuatea which has just been inscribed as a UNESCO world heritage site. However, this island is also exceptionally rich in natural land and sea resources, which make it a tourist destination worth discovering.
Deep bays cut into the coastline, evidence of the island’s volcanic history. On land, these turbulent origins did not leave Raiatea unscathed. Several peaks and collapsed craters are highly visible. The main summit, Mount Tafatua has an altitude of 1,017 meters (3337ft). Peaks, cliffs, and waterfalls are interspersed with densely lush landscapes through which several rivers flow. Among them is the Apomau river of Faaroa valley, the only navigable river of French Polynesia. Temehani’s plateaus contain exceptional indigenous flora, including the famous tiare apetahi. This protected endemic flower is only found in the heart of this ecosystem. A hike along the Temehani plateau is available to explore this island whose mountains have so much to offer.
In comparison to other archeological sites on Raiatea, access to the Taputapuatea marae is easy since it is located right off the road and is clearly marked. A marae is a platform of dry rocks where pre-European Polynesian societies held their religious, social, or political ceremonies. Constructed next to the sea, Taputapuatea marae was part of a vast ceremonial and archeological network that includes other structures such as archery platforms and various paepae, which are also dry stone foundations.

Taputapuatea is one of the largest marae in French Polynesia. The site is at the heart of ancient Eastern Polynesian religion and mythology. It is remarkable as a symbol as well as for its international notoriety. After the 16thcentury, Raiatea had become the spiritual, cultural, political, and religious center for all of eastern Polynesia. According to oral tradition, Taputapuatea was the “seat of consciousness,” the “cradle of (ancient) Polynesian gods.”
According to oral tradition, Raiatea was the first occupied island in the central Pacific, and it is from this island that the rest of the Polynesian triangle was populated. This triangle starts at the northern tip of the Hawaiian Islands, moves southeast to Aotearoa (the Polynesian name for New Zealand), then shifts southwest across the ocean to Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Raiatea is also called Hava’i, the name of a mythical island where Polynesian people situate and identify their origins. The Maori people of New Zealand relate their origins to ancestors arriving from Raiatea in seven waka (outrigers/pirogues/va’a in Tahitian). For several centuries, the island played an important religious and political role between all these different island groups, notably to allow inter-island gatherings on the “international” Taputapuatea marae.
The ancient Polynesians believed the marae was a sacred place where they could communicate with the gods. Kings and priests would gather here for important tribal meetings, ceremonies and even human sacrifices.
It used to be a mythical place and even today the place feels special and intense. It’s easy to understand why Raiatea was once the most sacred island in the South Pacific. The setting of course is wonderful with view over the lagoon and the site is well-preserved, peaceful and very mystic…

Corinne RAYBAUD, Doctor of History at the University Paris X Nanterre and Doctor of law at the University Montesquieu Bordeaux IV has focused her research activities on the history of Tahiti, Easter island and the islands of the eastern Pacific ocean. Her specialities are Easter island between 1862 and 1888 and the development of the law in eastern Polynesia from 1767 to 1945. Corinne Raybaud lives in Tahiti. 
Her first book published in 1996 is dedicated to Easter Island. Since 2008, she wrote books based on her universitary works on Easter Island and polynesian laws and the Oceanic French Establishments during WWI (1914-1918). She is the co-author of two biographies on John Brander and Dutrou Bornier two influent people during the 19th century in the Pacific. In 2011, she published a historical novel today known as Cornelia which relates the story of a great tahitian family from the 19th century to nowadays. In 2012 and 2013 she wrote short stories about women in Tahiti where she narrated their brave and moving lives. 
Her last book named " Wallis discovered Tahiti, 250 years ago in 1767" relates the circumnavigation of Captain Samuel Wallis on the Dolphin, the discovery of Tahiti then called "Island of King George III" and the first meeting between European navigators and Tahitian people. She had the project to make small movies about the arrival of the first navigators.

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