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Vocal Trash Kicks Up The Fun And Inspires A Green Lifestyle

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Fort Worth, TX – Now in its tenth year, Vocal Trash engages audiences across the country with a perfect mix of pop, rock, swing and classic oldies and an eclectic blend of instruments and performers. But there’s another important element to their work: environmental education. Their songs all reflect earth-friendly values like recycling and upcycling. The instruments Vocal Trash plays reinforce their message; many are cleverly crafted from material that might otherwise have gone to the dump.

Vocal Trash plays to capacity crowds, from Las Vegas to Madison Square Garden, presenting a 10+ wow factor to a wide age range in a variety of venues including state fairs and music festivals. Audiences can’t seem to get enough of this energetic group whose music literally gets people up and dancing in the aisles.

“If you want a high energy show, with standing room only crowds, Vocal Trash is the way to go,” says Danny Aguilar of the Delaware State Fair. “They have been a huge entertainment hit for our patrons and they demand Vocal Trash return each year.”

“Blew the roof right off this place! It was awesome,” said one enthusiastic fan. Vocal Trash followers, affectionately called “Trash-Heads,” love the distinctive blend of first-rate singing, industrial style drumming, comedy antics and award-winning break-dancing presented in a rare display of synchronization, precision and musicianship. At the same time, they inspire people of all ages to consider the impact we have on the environment, and suggest solutions that are simple and effective.

“We’re like a fusion of the Black-Eyed Peas and Al Gore,” says song and dance lead Kelsey Rae. She adds, “We’re simply presenting a positive message in an effective way. Music and dance is universal… there’s no better way to reach the masses.” Kelsey also coined the group’s mantra, “THINK… before you throw it away.”

Touring coast to coast, this in-demand group of top notch entertainers have made appearances on Worldwide Telemundo, Fox 21 in Colorado and Good Morning Texas (both Houston and Dallas), various high profile “Green” websites and numerous large market newspaper publications. They perform for school and corporate events as well.

Please read the rave reviews from clients and check this dynamic group out personally at: www.vocaltrash.net.

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Trish Stevens

Jillian M. Sachtleben
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Office: (281) 333-3507
jillian@ascotmediagroup.com
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She Dared To Pursue Her Dreams – Now This Dynamic Young Woman Is Inspiring Others To Do The Same

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Dallas/Fort Worth, TX – Have you ever set a major goal in life such as becoming an award-winning actress, being signed by a record company, or publishing a book? Bridgette Murphy dared to dream big and guess what? She became a successful author and had an opportunity to act with Oscar winner Hillary Swank.

If you don’t dare to pursue a dream then life will pass you by, leaving you to ask: “What if?” In Bridgette Murphy’s Bold, Fierce and Transformed: The Process of Life-Changing Transformation (Xulon Press), she shares how to be bold enough to recognize the barriers but daring enough to move forward in order to accomplish our goals; in other words, how to reach our full capacity in spite of life’s adversities!

“It’s about being fierce, persistent, and passionate enough to break through every obstacle and reach your desired destination,” says Murphy.

Not willing to accept the barriers life delivered, she chose instead to dedicate her life, gifts, and talents to inspiring others and helping them come into their purpose. This is profoundly evident in her book which offers the encouragement to press beyond internal and external barriers, pursue your passion and God-given purpose – and reach your true potential.

Bold, Fierce and Transformed is a life-changing book that invites you to take a transformational journey. It is a practical guide to help readers understand that no matter where they are now, it’s not where they always have to be. Infused with inspirations, Murphy’s book challenges each reader to stretch beyond their comfort zone and venture into a land of personal growth.

Murphy is the President and CEO of The Bold and Fierce Foundation – a global enterprise that specializes in delivering practical, purpose-driven messages to religious organizations, educational institutions, women, young professionals and youth through the art of dancing, writing and speaking.

A passionate writer, visionary, innovator, teacher and in-demand corporate speaker, Murphy has helped women and youth come into their purpose as they understand their value, find their passion for life, and reach their true potential. Please visit: www.bridgettemurphy.com for more information.

Bridgette Murphy’s inspiring and motivating book will challenge you to your core to be bold, be fierce, be transformed!

Available at www.bridgettemurphy.com, online, and at bookstores:
Bold, Fierce and Transformed: The Process of Life-Changing Transformation
By Bridgette Murphy
Xulon Press
ISBN: 978-1-61996-415-0 Paperback/$14.99
ISBN: 978-1-61996-416-7 Hardcover/$22.99
ISBN: 978-1-61996-417-4 e-Book/$7.49

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Trish Stevens

Jillian M. Sachtleben
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Office: (281) 333-3507
jillian@ascotmediagroup.com
www.ascotmediagroup.com

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Your Summer May Be Hot, But How About Your Sex Life?

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Houston, TX – Sex is the glue that keeps a relationship solid and, without it, even if you are best friends, good parents and a great team – if you’re living like roommates, your relationship is at risk from failure. In Stop Calling Him Honey…and Start Having Sex! (HCI) authors Julienne Davis and Maggie Arana have the solution for The Roommate Syndrome, a term they coined in this groundbreaking book. Arana and Davis have been in this situation in the past and that is why they wanted to write the book – to share with the millions of women who might have lost the desire to have sex with their spouse that it’s not that difficult to get that spark back.

Challenging the status quo, Arana and Davis have found it’s the everyday things we say and do that can sabotage our sexual chemistry – something all of the other self-help books seem to have overlooked. While other books recommend date nights and sexy lingerie, this one looks at the subtle and powerful ways we dull our desire for each other and offers groundbreaking advice to solve this too-common dilemma.

Through interviews with ordinary women, celebrities and models, the authors compiled some remarkable data. For example, terms of endearment can hinder your sexuality; sharing everything including bathroom habits is not good for a relationship; there is evidence that couples need to argue more, not less.

Finally a sex self-help book that is revolutionary, humorous, easy-to-read and inspiring – with practical advice that gets to the core of why your sexual desire diminished in the first place and how to get it back easily and permanently.

Maggie Arana was in a sexless marriage for 10 years and her story gives her a unique personal insight on why The Roommate Syndrome is so common. A UCLA graduate in English Literature (summa cum laude), she has written for various publications throughout the years. She also has many years of experience in public relations. Arana is in a happy, long-term relationship and does not call her guy “honey.” She lives in Los Angeles.

Julienne Davis is an international model, singer/musician and actress, having played the pivotal role of Mandy Curran in Stanley Kubrick’s psychological thriller Eyes Wide Shut. Her career has enabled her to travel the world and live and work in many cities, from New York to London, Paris to Milan. Julienne and “non-honey” husband, a renowned English DJ and writer/journalist, live in Los Angeles in a midcentury modern home that they lovingly restored over a two-year period.

Please visit the website at http://www.stopcallinghimhoney.com/.

Available at online booksellers
Stop Calling Him Honey…And Start Having Sex!
HCI Books
ISBN-13: 978-0757315312
$14.95

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Trish Stevens

Jillian M. Sachtleben
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Office: (281) 333-3507
jillian@ascotmediagroup.com
www.ascotmediagroup.com

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A Real Cure For Cancer?

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Fort Lauderdale, FL – Health authority Raymond Francis tells us “a genuine cure for cancer is easily accessible now.” In his revolutionary 2011 book Never Fear Cancer Again (Health Communications Inc.), Francis tells us that conventional medicine looks at cancer from the wrong perspective and asks the wrong questions. For example, Francis identified a deficiency of oxygen metabolism inside of cells as the prime cause of cancer. Now a new study in the Journal of Molecular Cell Biology reaches the same conclusion. The researchers found low oxygen levels in cells, or hypoxia, may be a primary cause of uncontrollable tumor growth.

“This explains why conventional cancer treatments don’t work,” Francis says. “They do nothing to improve oxygen metabolism in the cells, and in fact, they decrease oxygen metabolism, making matters even worse.” Simply increasing how much oxygen you take in or breathe is not the answer. Increasing the concentration of oxygen in the body is the key; this can only be accomplished by using a hyperbaric chamber under a medical professional’s supervision.

There are other things you can and should be doing to achieve a cancer-free life, according to Francis. “Eating better will make you feel better, and having a better outlook is one of the best defenses against cancer or any disease,” he says.

“Keeping a healthy outlook is both one of life’s great challenges and one of life’s great opportunities. Having a purpose, a higher meaning to your life than mere existence, is a critical part of the whole picture of health,” Francis wrote in his first book, Never Be Sick Again.

Another conclusion about living cancer-free runs counter to conventional wisdom as well, but Francis is confident that research will back up this advice, too: get out in the sun more, not less, he says. Sunlight helps the body produce more vitamin D, which is important in cancer prevention. It also increases production of hormones that prevent anxiety and depression and stimulates production of both protective white blood cells, strengthening immunity, and red blood cells, which increase the oxygen content of our blood.

“The bottom line is cancer is not a scary, uncontrollable monster,” Francis concludes. “Cancer is a biochemical process that is now sufficiently understood so that almost all cancer can be prevented and reversed.”

Francis is an MIT-trained scientist and an internationally recognized leader in the field of optimal-health maintenance. In addition to being a best-selling author, Francis is the creator of the internationally-presented Beyond Health Seminar, author of the “Pathways to Health” newspaper columns, and has been a guest on more than 1500 radio and television shows.

Please see www.BeyondHealth.com

Available online
Never Fear Cancer Again
Health Communications Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-0757315503
$12.95

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Trish Stevens

Jillian M. Sachtleben
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Office: (281) 333-3507
jillian@ascotmediagroup.com
www.ascotmediagroup.com

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Did Time Travelers Help The Allies Win World War ll?

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New York, NY – The year is 2133 and the Nazis control the world. Four scientists, pressured to complete a Time Travel project in time for the 200th anniversary of Hitler’s coming to power, hatch a plan to change history. As they get transported back to 1938 Berlin, they are pursued by two SS agents from the future, armed with the most hideous weapons of the 22nd century, who will stop at nothing to ensure the Nazis domination of the world. A remarkable story of heroism and friendship that leaves readers wondering if the forces of good will defeat the forces of evil and rescue mankind from an unthinkable future.

The inspiration behind Time Will Tell (Label Man Books), the first book in the trilogy by author Eddie Upnick, came from a chance meeting in Antigua seventeen years ago when Upnick met Sidney Dowse, one of the survivors of Sagan – the prison camp portrayed in the 1963 movie, The Great Escape. Mr. Dowse related details not told in any history book; events both from his own recollections and those of his associate, Stewart Menzies, head of MI-6 during WWII and a man who had daily meetings with Winston Churchill.

All three of Upnick’s books in the series are drawing rave reviews on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com. An entertaining blend of historical events and fantasy, they grab the reader’s attention from the first page and carry them on a roller-coaster ride they will not want to get off. Readers are quickly pulled into the story and the characters, as they feel drawn to them all.

Future Tense, the sequel, picks up the story twenty years later in 2022. This thrilling sci-fi page-turner draws a parallel with today’s very real fear of nuclear war and terrorism. It tells of a typical blue-collar family whose youngest son teams up with a CIA operative after he learns of his father’s top-secret, heroic past. The breakneck pacing of the story that follows has them all battling a corrupted Russia, rogue nuclear threats, an impending Ice Age, and evil aliens bent on Earth’s enslavement.

2052 is the final in the trilogy and ties all three books together in a plot so intriguing it will have readers’ adrenaline flowing at warp speed as the next generation, together with the supernaturally-gifted children of Upnick’s lead protagonists, try to save the world from threats from outer space. This reality-based, science fiction plot thrusts readers deeper into what may be our possible future, leaving them wondering, ‘what if?’

The rich telling of exploits taking place throughout this action-packed, fast-paced trilogy make Eddie Upnick a writer to contend with in the historical thriller/science fiction genre. Please visit: www.eddieupnick.com for more information.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Eddie has worked as a joke writer for Rodney Dangerfield and as a situation comedy writer. He was the inventor of Super Chess, a game declared one of the top ten strategy games of the year by Games Magazine. He still resides in New York with his wife of thirty-one years.

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Trish Stevens

Jillian M. Sachtleben
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Office: (281) 333-3507
jillian@ascotmediagroup.com
www.ascotmediagroup.com

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Michael Jackson’s Musical Heir Takes The World By Storm

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Houston, TX – Tanay Jackson, Tito Jackson’s daughter and the niece of megastar Michael Jackson, launches a new campaign to show the world just what she’s got going for her…and that’s a lot. Like her uncle, Jackson combines exciting, evocative songwriting with expressive and energetic stage routines. Reviews say “she looks incredible onstage…a great performer,” and “Tanay obviously takes after her Aunt Janet.” She records in the Pop music genre.

Her most recent music video “Honey” is available for viewing on YouTube; Jackson is the songwriter and director. She is the only daughter of former The Jackson Five/The Jacksons guitarist Tito Jackson and the younger half-sister of Taryll, Tito and TJ Jackson, members of the singing group 3T.

Like the first generation of the Jackson family, Tanay Jackson discovered her natural abilities at a young age. Raised by her mother in Maryland, the gifted songwriter and performer was first recognized by her fourth grade music teacher who insisted on vocal training for the child prodigy. By the age of 12, Jackson began writing poetry and music for fun. She has received writing royalties from JASCAR in Japan for one of her songs; Sony Urban noticed her excellent writing and tried to negotiate a publishing deal with the talented performer.

She has also taught Hip Hop and Modern dance at the Dancers Workshop in Brooklyn, NY. Jackson also managed to land professional work as a dancer. With her electrifying elegance and style, Mr. John Blassingame, founder of Word-up Magazine, chose to enter Jackson in the Hype Hair beauty pageant. Jackson is an advocate for the weight loss community and an enthusiastic supporter of the Fresh Air Fund.

Tanay Jackson received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management in 2006 and is now CEO and President of Roth Entertainment and Lunar Music. She is currently touring the country.

“The Spotlight” and “Honey” are both available online at iTunes

Please see http://www.facebook.com/tanay.jackson.1 and http://www.reverbnation.com/tanayjackson; follow Tanay Jackson on Twitter at: www.twitter.com@tanayjackson.

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Trish Stevens

Jillian M. Sachtleben
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Office: (281) 333-3507
jillian@ascotmediagroup.com
www.ascotmediagroup.com

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Why Everything You’ve Been Told About Weight Loss Is Wrong!

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New Book Exposes Weight-Loss Myths and Reveals the Scientific Secrets to Weight-Loss Success, While Restoring a Natural, Healthy Love of Food!

San Francisco, CA – In Eating Free: The Carb-Friendly Approach to Lose Inches, Embrace Your Hunger, and Keep the Weight Off for Good (HCI Books), author Manuel Villacorta, RD, MS, CSSD, noted nutrition counselor and weight-loss expert, reveals why the prevailing wisdom on weight loss—low-calorie, no carbs, high-intensity exercise—sharply clashes with the facts of human biology and human nature, setting dieters up for failure, again and again. He offers a welcome alternative: a scientifically sound, sensible, effective, and truly pleasurable way of eating.

“Not only are we sorely overweight as a nation, we are sorely misinformed,” contends Villacorta, certified specialist in sports dietetics, and owner of an award-winning nutrition counseling practice. “Most of the methods touted for weight loss in recent years are based on denial and personal hardship—something contrary to everything the science of nutrition tells us (and contrary to our very human nature). We need to eat. We want to eat. We should eat. And yet, everything in our culture tells us eating is like a dirty secret, a guilty pleasure that tempts us day in and day out.”

Why Eating Free isn’t just another diet book:

Eating Free sheds light on a little-known hormone, ghrelin, which controls our hunger (the need to eat), drives our appetite (the desire to eat), and works to manage our metabolism and ability to burn fat only when it is fed, regularly and well. To keep ghrelin and its power to provoke cravings in check, Manuel Villacorta advocates eating—beginning with breakfast, within an hour after waking, and then every three to four hours.

Eating Free also calls attention to the role of sleep in weight loss. Based on studies, ghrelin (and appetite) increases when sleep is reduced to four or five hours a night, from the ideal six to eight hours.

Eating Free urges dieters to welcome back carbs, a macronutrient needed to control ghrelin spikes. The average brain needs 130 grams of carbs per day to function optimally. It’s why eating potatoes, pasta, and rice isn’t just acceptable but absolutely essential to losing weight.

The Eating Free program achieves steady, sustainable weight loss—with an 84 percent success rate among Villacorta’s clients, while other diets, on average, have an 85 percent failure rate!

Eating Free presents a “newtrition” combination for optimal fuel and quality weight loss: 45 percent carbs, 30 percent protein, and 25 percent fats.

Eating Free refutes the focus on grueling, daily exercise for weight loss. Research shows that losing weight is 80 percent nutrition and lifestyle. Plus, rigorous workouts cause ghrelin to spike, particularly in women.

Eating Free demonstrates that weight loss is about a whole balance of factors, including our stress levels. Cortisol production, due to everyday stress, can be a huge barrier for weight loss. Stress is toxic to our well-being, so self-care isn’t just a nice idea; it’s essential to effective weight loss.

Manuel Villacorta is on a mission to get Americans eating with elegance. Villacorta encourages everyone to eat the way his family dined in his native Peru—taking the time to savor all kinds of food, in moderate portions, and share the joy of eating with family and friends.

Eating Free is based on groundbreaking research, client success, and the author’s personal passion for eating as a way to strengthen bonds and enhance the quality of life. Villacorta offers something more than another diet, fad, or trend. As he attests, Eating Free is a lifestyle—a nourishing and satisfying, as well as sensible and effective, way of eating, every day.

A registered dietitian and certified specialist in sports dietetics with more than 16 years of experience, Manuel Villacorta is a media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, an on-air contributor for Univision television, a health and lifestyle contributor for Fox News Latino, and a charismatic, compelling bilingual authority on weight loss and nutrition. Born in Peru, Manuel makes his home in San Francisco.

For more information please visit: www.eatingfree.com.

Eating Free: The Carb-Friendly Approach to Lose Inches, Embrace Your Hunger, and Keep the Weight Off for Good by Manuel Villacorta, RD, MS, CSSD
HCI Books
ISBN-13: 978-0-7573-1635-7
May 21, 2012
$15.95; Original Trade Paperback

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Trish Stevens

Jillian M. Sachtleben
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Office: (281) 333-3507
jillian@ascotmediagroup.com
www.ascotmediagroup.com

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