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Friday, October 9, 2015


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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that it has received a gift valued at more than $5 million from the late Oscar®-winning Hollywood actress and United States Ambassador Shirley Temple Black and her family. This gift includes both a substantial monetary contribution to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ capital campaign as well as key artifacts from Shirley Temple Black’s indelible early career. To recognize this gift and honor the star’s legendary childhood contribution to entertainment, the Academy Museum’s education center will be named The Shirley Temple Education Studio.

“Shirley Temple Black captivated audiences as an actor and her work as a diplomat touched countless lives,” said Bob Iger, who is chairing the Academy Museum’s capital campaign along with co-chairs Annette Bening and Tom Hanks. “Her gift to the Academy Museum ensures her work will continue to inspire future generations of film lovers.”

The Shirley Temple Education Studio will be the center of the Museum's dynamic education program, which will draw upon the expertise of Academy members, artists, and scholars in a range of disciplines to explore cinema history and the collaborative process of filmmaking. The program will provide hands-on workshops in moviemaking techniques, as well as inspire creativity and critical thinking. A core feature of the program will be its teen initiative, serving students from diverse backgrounds in the greater Los Angeles area.

“Our mother believed that the Academy Museum project will provide the key to broader public understanding both of the movie industry’s history and of its future,” said the Black family. “We are so pleased with the Academy’s naming of the Shirley Temple Education Studio, and again encourage our mother’s many admirers to join us in supporting the Museum and its new Education Studio with a donation honoring her memory.” 

In addition to financial support, this generous gift includes unique objects such as: the miniature Oscar presented to Shirley Temple at the 1934 Academy Awards in recognition of her screen work that year; the tap shoes and portable wooden practice-steps given to her by legendary dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson for their famed stair dance routine in 1934's “The Little Colonel”; the star’s first set-chair from Fox Studios; and the ornate Los Angeles public-school system desk she used for her daily lessons on the Fox lot. 

“We know Academy Museum visitors will be elated to see these treasures,” said Kerry Brougher, Academy Museum director. “This generous gift is a significant addition to our collection. The Shirley Temple Education Studio will provide students with opportunities to build meaningful connections with the finest creative minds in filmmaking today.”

The Academy is currently raising $388 million to support the building, exhibitions, and programs of the Academy Museum. The capital campaign was launched in 2012 and is chaired by Bob Iger and co-chaired by Annette Bening and Tom Hanks. The Academy has already secured more than $250 million in pledges from more than 1,300 individual donors globally.

Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the Academy Museum will restore and revitalize the historic Wilshire May Company building at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue. The Academy Museum will feature six floors of exhibition spaces, a movie theater, education areas, special event spaces, conservation areas, and a café and store. A new spherical addition will connect to the May Company building with glass bridges and will feature a state-of-the-art 1,000-seat theater and a rooftop terrace.

The Academy Museum will feature a core historical exhibition and rotating temporary exhibitions, complemented by special projects, publications, digital initiatives and a slate of public programs that will include screenings, premieres, panel discussions, gallery talks and K–12 education initiatives. The Museum’s exhibitions and programs will convey the magic of cinema and offer a glimpse behind the screen, illuminating the creative, collaborative process of filmmaking.

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces Nominees for 2016 Induction Fans Can Officially Cast Their Vote for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees at Our Coverage Sponsored by Bergen Linen

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The nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 are:

The Cars

Chaka Khan


Cheap Trick


Deep Purple

The J.B.’s

Janet Jackson

Los Lobos

Steve Miller


Nine Inch Nails

The Smiths

The Spinners


To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. The 2016 Nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1990.

Ballots will be sent to an international voting body of more than 800 artists, historians and members of the music industry.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will again offer fans the opportunity to officially participate in the induction selection process. Beginning October 8 and continuing through December 9, 2015, fans can visit to cast votes for who they believe to be most deserving of induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will constitute a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2016 inductees. 

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 inductees will be announced in December.

All inductees are ultimately represented in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, the nonprofit organization that tells the story of rock and roll’s global impact via special exhibits, educational programs and its library and archives.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 Inductions, presented by Klipsch Audio will be held in New York in April 2016 and HBO will again present the ceremony later in 2016. Venue and ticket on-sale information will be announced at a later date. Klipsch Audio, a leading global speaker and headphone manufacturer, is a strategic partner and presenting sponsor of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, its Induction Ceremony events and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Main Stage. Klipsch’s renowned products deliver the power, detail and emotion of the live music experience throughout the iconic museum. 

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s mission is to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. The institution carries out its mission by giving voice to the stories of the people, artifacts and events that shaped rock and roll — through Museum exhibits, materials in the Museum’s Library and Archives, traveling exhibitions, and a wide array of innovative educational programs and activities. The 150,000 square-foot Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Cleveland’s rapidly developing North Coast Harbor, is home to major artifact collections, four state-of-the-art theaters, and year-round educational and concert programming.

The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), children under 8 are free. A 6% Admission Tax that goes to support Cleveland Metropolitan Schools is added to each ticket at purchase. Museum Members are always admitted free, for information or to join the membership program call 216.515.8425. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK (7625) or visit The Ohio Arts Council supports the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Museum is also generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

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On Dreams, by William Butler Yeats

"But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."
William Butler Yeats


Terrific Takeout: Vamos (In Other Words for Others that Took French, Allons-y!) Our Coverage Sponsored by Fresh Origins

Our friend Adyl Benanni, owner of Vamos, holding the Tacos de Camarones Fritos, his favorite
Grass-fed Prime Angus Arrachera Skirt Steak:
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There are not too many impressive Mexican venues in Manhattan, however, we found one to be excited about recently!  Drumroll please....please meet the homemade guacamole from Vamos! Open since 2006 and located right next door to its sibling Petite Abeille, Vamos boasts authentic Mexican cuisine by its Executive Chef from Mexico, Gustavo Octocl, who has been with Vamos for the last three years.
We found the culinary pursuits of Vamos to be idyllic, or rather, Adyllic!
(You can only be Adyllic at Petite Abeille or Vamos so far...)
The origin of the name means LET'S GO!
Maybe we should start saying it before the drop of the puck...and it's the same thing as Allons-y in French.
Put on your best Pedro from South of the Border and get hungry for the Mexican hit parade:
The Homemade Guacamole is made to order, is super fresh and one of the best ones we've had.  Normally we are not huge proponents of Margaritas, but loved the Mango one we had here.
We chose the Ensalada Mixta for our green salad component: mix of greens, corn, jicama (mexican fruit similar to a cross between an apple and a turnip), carrots, avocado, and our favorite vegetable, cheese: quesco fresco (similar to cheddar).  They thoughtfully placed the Vamos dressing on the side for the picky eater here.
We were wildly impressed with the Quesadillas de Hongos Mixtos: Wild Mushroom drizzled with Truffle Oil and Salsa Verde will wow you without setting your tastebuds on fire.  Monterey Jack cheese blends flawlessly into this decadent mix that is accentuated with delicate pickled vegetables.  We really loved these and cannot wait to devour them again (with pinkies out, of course.)  They were just perfect and we loved these most along with the steak.
Next the Tacos de Camarones Fritos came waltzing down the runway.  Their colorful splendor made a smashing impression initially, and they are highly recommended by Adyl who insisted we try them.  They are gorgeous, dahling.
Crispy shrimp which hail from Down East Seafood dominate this taco and are assisted by cilantro, tomatoes, and chipotle mayo to score in your stomach!
There are two options to chose as sides.
Please meet Option One.
Option One is composed of Rice, Beans, Plaintains, Corn on the Cob and Cheese.  These are nice, mild components that neutralize any fiery sensations you may experience if you have an Irish palate like we do.  Having a bite of any of these delicious neutralizers will be the perfect alternate bite to any spicier component.
Option Two to us was the absolute ultimate in comfort Mexican food: Chorizo Mash.  In other words, wonderful clouds of mashed potato perfectly punctuated with Los Albas (distributor from Mexico-we told you they are authentic!) Chorizo.
Now please meet the entree extraordinaire:
Grass fed Prime Angus Los Albos Arrachera Skirt Steak!
It was delicious and a generous portion grilled to perfection at medium, as we asked.
Served with amazing roasted jalapeno pepers and seven other vegetables we count on this platter, it boasted tender bites of carnivorous delight that we hope to experience again.
For all other meat and potato people, you should add this to your steakhouse list.
When in Rome, you ought to do as the Romans do.
And when in Belgian Mexico, you should not skip the Jalapeno Watermelon Mezcal Margarita!  Definitely you must eat when you drink something so powerful...
Vamos is Terrific Takeout!

If you can manage a bite of dessert, the two most convincing we experienced were the tres leches and the chocolate mousse tart!  Beautiful, and delicious.


The Articulate Gallery Makes it Twice as Nice with its Double Frame for Art by Children in Both 2-D and 3-D

 Previously this week, we introduced you to The Articulate Gallery:
Not only do they make frames that are for a single picture, but also they offer a double frame for those that want to make the experience twice as nice:
This is ideal for households or grandparents with two children/grandchildren, particularly when you have twins.  The versatility of The Articulate Gallery is a notable point for decorators everywhere!  Another point to consider is that you may be the owner of a two-part limited edition series, where one picture simply cannot go up without the other: 
The Articulate Gallery is Recommended by Whom You Know

The Articulate Gallery is a multi-award winning range of slot-sided picture frames especially for the display of 2D and 3D children’s artwork. It takes the children’s pictures off the fridge door and places them in their rightful place in a frame on the wall in an instant. The children gain a sense of achievement when they see their artwork properly showcased which helps build confidence. Confident and creative learning are vital parts of a child’s development. These frames make a great gift for any family member. Unlike most other children’s products, the kids don’t grow out of them very quickly. The frames allow easy rotation of the art.  Since they are less expensive than conventional framing, they enable and encourage creativity in children. The frames come in 9x12” Single, Double, Triple format. The frames were designed and developed by a husband and wife team who saw that children’s art should be celebrated and displayed like a proper artist’s. As Pablo Picasso said, ‘every child is an artist’ so every family should have an Articulate Gallery.
History of Articulate as told by Colin:
Articulate is a family-owned and run business, based on the south side of Glasgow, Scotland. We designed and produce a range of slot-sided picture frames to allow creative kids to proudly display their artistic endeavours. There is me, Colin (dad), Eona (mum), Todd and Murray (10 and 8 years old respectively) and Digger (our 13 year old Jack Russell). We are noisy, red-headed and funny.

The idea for these really simple picture frames came about as a result of mum Eona’s frustration with ‘fridge door’ art. Simply sticking the mini masterpieces created by her then two year old son onto kitchen appliances seemed inappropriate. Instead, she had the idea for the frame to celebrate children’s creativity in a way that is fun as well as functional.

Eona has a degree in drama and a MA in education so she fully understands the importance of art and promoting creativity in early years and how that helps children’s development. Eona has won a few awards recently as she works in art education. I ran a 150-year-old construction business and diversified into joinery manufacture, designing and manufacturing high quality bespoke hardwood products before taking the opportunity that The Articulate Gallery presented. I also have a university degree in Construction.

With my background in design, I designed the frame, developed the prototype and the product myself and have brought it to market. The product once designed was protected. Like so many other products, we picked and packed the first 2000 units or so on the kitchen table. I then sought less expensive manufacture overseas as I thought the product would do well in retail given the right pricing.

We successfully negotiated the fearsome Dragons in their Den on BBC2 and then I conquered Habitat on “Britain's Next Big Thing” with this little frame that does something so simple yet meaningful in such an effective way. Dragon’s Den was the forerunner to the US’s “Shark Tank”, Britain’s Next Big Thing was another TV show which followed shortly after. The product has been seen on a few TV shows in the UK to date and we hope many more.

I launched the product onto the UK retail market in 2010 and was met with a deal of enthusiasm and success. The product is now sold across Europe and last year I thought the US was next on the list so launched at NYNow trade show in August 2014. I set up a US trading company and opened a distribution centre in NJ. Again the product has met with a deal of success and can be found in stores such as Nordstrom, Amazon and Pottery Barn Kids to name but a few.

The company and The Articulate Gallery have won a number of awards and continues to do so.

Articulate (Scotland) Limited is a member of the Giftware Association, the British Jewellery and Giftware Federation, the British Jewellery and Giftware International, ACID (Anti Copying In Design) and the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. The product is design registered and protected by a patent.



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Maine Woolens, affordable luxury and tradition. 

Eighty-one countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 88th Academy Awards®. Paraguay is a first-time entrant.

The 2015 submissions are:

Afghanistan, "Utopia," Hassan Nazer, director;

Albania, "Bota," Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci, directors;

Algeria, "Twilight of Shadows," Mohamed Lakhdar Hamina, director;

Argentina, "The Clan," Pablo Trapero, director;

Australia, "Arrows of the Thunder Dragon," Greg Sneddon, director;

Austria, "Goodnight Mommy," Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala, directors;

Bangladesh, "Jalal’s Story," Abu Shahed Emon, director;

Belgium, "The Brand New Testament," Jaco Van Dormael, director;

Bosnia and Herzegovina, "Our Everyday Story," Ines Tanović, director;

Brazil, "The Second Mother," Anna Muylaert, director;

Bulgaria, "The Judgment," Stephan Komandarev, director;

Cambodia, "The Last Reel," Sotho Kulikar, director;

Canada, "Félix and Meira," Maxime Giroux, director;

Chile, "The Club," Pablo Larraín, director;

China, "Go Away Mr. Tumor," Han Yan, director;

Colombia, "Embrace of the Serpent," Ciro Guerra, director;

Costa Rica, "Imprisoned," Esteban Ramírez, director;

Croatia, "The High Sun," Dalibor Matanić, director;

Czech Republic, "Home Care," Slavek Horak, director;

Denmark, "A War," Tobias Lindholm, director;

Dominican Republic, "Sand Dollars," Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas, directors;

Estonia, "1944," Elmo Nüganen, director;

Ethiopia, "Lamb," Yared Zeleke, director;

Finland, "The Fencer," Klaus Härö, director;

France, "Mustang," Deniz Gamze Ergüven, director;

Georgia, "Moira," Levan Tutberidze, director;

Germany, "Labyrinth of Lies," Giulio Ricciarelli, director;

Greece, "Xenia," Panos H. Koutras, director;

Guatemala, "Ixcanul," Jayro Bustamante, director;

Hong Kong, "To the Fore," Dante Lam, director;

Hungary, "Son of Saul," László Nemes, director;

Iceland, "Rams," Grímur Hákonarson, director;

India, "Court," Chaitanya Tamhane, director;

Iran, "Muhammad: The Messenger of God," Majid Majidi, director;

Iraq, "Memories on Stone," Shawkat Amin Korki, director;

Ireland, "Viva," Paddy Breathnach, director;

Israel, "Baba Joon," Yuval Delshad, director;

Italy, "Don't Be Bad," Claudio Caligari, director;

Ivory Coast, "Run," Philippe Lacôte, director;

Japan, "100 Yen Love," Masaharu Take, director;

Jordan, "Theeb," Naji Abu Nowar, director;

Kazakhstan, "Stranger," Yermek Tursunov, director;

Kosovo, "Babai," Visar Morina, director;

Kyrgyzstan, "Heavenly Nomadic," Mirlan Abdykalykov, director;

Latvia, "Modris," Juris Kursietis, director;

Lebanon, "Void," Naji Bechara, Jad Beyrouthy, Zeina Makki, Tarek Korkomaz, Christelle

Ighniades, Maria Abdel Karim, Salim Haber, directors;

Lithuania, "The Summer of Sangaile," Alanté Kavaïté, director;

Luxembourg, "Baby (A)lone," Donato Rotunno, director;

Macedonia, "Honey Night," Ivo Trajkov, director;

Malaysia, "Men Who Save the World," Liew Seng Tat, director;

Mexico, "600 Miles," Gabriel Ripstein, director;

Montenegro, "You Carry Me," Ivona Juka, director;

Morocco, "Aida," Driss Mrini, director;

Nepal, "Talakjung vs Tulke," Basnet Nischal, director;

Netherlands, "The Paradise Suite," Joost van Ginkel, director;

Norway, "The Wave," Roar Uthaug, director;

Pakistan, "Moor," Jami, director;

Palestine, "The Wanted 18," Amer Shomali, Paul Cowan, directors;

Paraguay, "Cloudy Times," Arami Ullón, director;

Peru, "NN," Héctor Gálvez, director;

Philippines, "Heneral Luna," Jerrold Tarog, director;

Poland, "11 Minutes," Jerzy Skolimowski, director;

Portugal, "Arabian Nights – Volume 2, The Desolate One," Miguel Gomes, director;

Romania, "Aferim!" Radu Jude, director;

Russia, "Sunstroke," Nikita Mikhalkov, director;

Serbia, "Enclave," Goran Radovanović, director;

Singapore, "7 Letters," Royston Tan, Kelvin Tong, Eric Khoo, Jack Neo, Tan Pin Pin,

Boo Junfeng, K. Rajagopal, directors;

Slovakia, "Goat," Ivan Ostrochovský, director;

Slovenia, "The Tree," Sonja Prosenc, director;

South Africa, "The Two of Us," Ernest Nkosi, director;

South Korea, "The Throne," Lee Joon-ik, director;

Spain, "Flowers," Jon Garaño, Jose Mari Goenaga, directors;

Sweden, "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence," Roy Andersson, director;

Switzerland, "Iraqi Odyssey," Samir, director;

Taiwan, "The Assassin," Hou Hsiao-hsien, director;

Thailand, "How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)," Josh Kim, director;

Turkey, "Sivas," Kaan Müjdeci, director;

United Kingdom, "Under Milk Wood," Kevin Allen, director;

Uruguay, "A Moonless Night," Germán Tejeira, director;

Venezuela, "Gone with the River," Mario Crespo, director;

Vietnam, "Jackpot," Dustin Nguyen, director.

The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 5:30 a.m. PT at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The 88th Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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Taxis in Manhattan by Peachy Deegan Our Coverage Sponsored by Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner

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The Recording Academy Statement Re: Barbara Shelley

We are very sad to learn of the passing of our longtime friend Barbara Shelley. I had the distinct pleasure of working closely with her for many years, first while heading the West Coast offices for Arista Records, and then again when she served as a member of The Recording Academy’s Los Angeles Chapter Board. I always admired her passion for her work and clients, her warm personality and energetic spirit, and her fierce commitment to excellence. Barbara was a wonderful person and she will be greatly missed."
-Neil Portnow
The Recording Academy

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The Recording Academy® Statement Re: Gail Zappa Oct. 8, 2015

Gail Zappa was a creative, independent-minded woman who came of age in the fertile music scene of Los Angeles in the late '60s. She became an ardent steward of her late husband Frank Zappa's musical legacy and spent more than 20 years managing his recordings since his passing in 1993. She won a GRAMMY Award® for Best Recording Package in 1995 for Civilization Phaze III, the last album of original music Frank completed before his death. L.A.'s Laurel Canyon music scene would have been less rich without her, as would Frank's posthumous musical output. Our creative community owes a lot to Gail and our thoughts go out to her family, her friends and the many people with whom she collaborated."
Neil Portnow
The Recording Academy

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The Winners of the People's Choice Awards for the Innovative New Product Gallery were announced today at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, being held at the Orange County Convention Center. Thousands of attendees voted for their favorite products. The overall winner for Best in Show was Fresh Origins for their new products including Mushroom Leaf and Leaf Sorrel Butterfly Purple. The 1st place runner upwas Creative Carding for their innovative gift card boxes and folders; and the 2nd place runner up was Madhouse by Michael Aram for their china collection. The winner of the Best New Product in the Food Trends Experience was Ashlynn's Gourmet for their Honey Habanera Glaze. In addition, Cesar Quintero, COO and Founder of Fit2Go won a $500 shopping spree on the show floor.

Following is a list of the companies who participated in the New Product Showcase:

Company Name 
Product Description

Ashlynn's Gourmet 
Honey Habanero Glaze 

4course Consultants 
Branding, design

AngelPo America 
Combi Oven

Aunt Fannie's 
Aunt Fannie's FlyPunch! We kill fruit flies.

Aztecas Design 
Manufacture and Distribution of Handblown glassware

Electric bicycles

Pedal Party

Bissell Commercial 
BG10 Carpet Extractor, Carpet Cleaner, Bissell

Buffet Burners 
Patented system for heating chafing dishes without the need for open flames, Sterno, canned fuel.

ChefTec software, xt5, the leading provider of back-of-the-house technology for the foodservice industry

The real taste of BBQ the high tech way

Creative Carding by Prestar Packaging 
Innovative gift card boxes and folders in the country.

Accommodate Large Groups Faster

Cusano's Bakery 
Quality Fresh Bread Products

Wild Salma Kalamata Mousse

Donno Foods 
Gourmet Organic Syrup

Seamless commercial flooring.

Cleaning equipment

Ellsworth Co-op Creamery 
Cheese manufacturer, artisan, farmstead, unique flavors infamous cheddar cheese curds

Empire Marketing Group 
Resfab Electric Flyers

Flatware Saver 
The most effective solution to can virtually eliminate losses flatware to the trash.

Florida Seating 
Tables and Chairs

Fresh from Florida 
Drive awareness and sales of Florida's $100 billion agriculture industry.

Fresh Origins 
New products including Mushroom Leaf and Leaf Sorrel Butterfly Purple

Gelato Petrini 
New Flavors include Gianduia, Vanilla Bean and Caramel Machiato

Good Ones 
Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese Curds

Automatic commercial pre rinse faucets

HK France 
Indoor-outdoor furniture

Wireless systems to run more efficient and profitable operations

New flavors including Watermelon Kiss, Mint; Green Goddess Antioxidant, Kale; After Party Beets, Green Lover Spinach, Celery;

Modern and elegant tabletop solutions

Madhouse by Michael Aram 

MDR Steerling Inc 

Mochidoki Mochi Ice Cream 
A fresh and modern approach to a traditional Japanese ice cream treat, and designed a new artisanal delight

Oasis Climatic 
Commercial and industrial misting systems manufacturers offering a diverse portfolio

OnTour Golf 
Ice Cream Cone made of golf clubs

Oracle Micros 
Accounting Systems, Registers & Financial

Smooth and elegant finished products make the food you serve more enticing, all while preserving the environment.

PerfektPass Trays LLC 
Products are shaped to hold specific vessels, such as demi cups, shot glasses, square dishes, standing utensils or pop sticks

Power Knot 
Liquid Food Composter

Rao's Specialty 
Traditional Italian delicacies

Real Estate Professionals Dedicated to the Restaurant Industry. 
Eco-Friendly Tableware 
Comprehensive customer communication tool used to improve a company's online reputation.

Drinkware Rim System

Saniflow Corporation 
Modern hand dryers.

Strahl Beverageware 
High clarity polycarbonate, one of the toughest plastic materials, Strahl products are Virtually Unbreakable.

The Catering Box 
The safe and professional way to transport food

The Mushroom Guy 
Mushroom grower and distributor to caterers, pizza chain's restaurant's.

Tony Chachere 
Bloody Mary Mix that is Gluten Free, Lowest Sodium 280mg, Natural, No HFCS

The 2015 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show is produced and managed by Urban Expositions ( and sponsored by the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association ( For more information, visit


C Space Returns to CES 2016 Twice the Size and Scope- C Space is the hub for more than 25,000 CES attendees from the advertising, marketing and digital content communities Our Coverage Sponsored by Stribling and Associates

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Whom You Know Congratulates their new President, Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan:


After a successful inaugural year, C Space will return to CES 2016® with twice the exhibit space to tell the story of how content, creativity, technology and influencers come together to discover new ways to elevate their industry, business and brand. Owned and produced by CEA, CES 2016 will take place Wednesday, January 6-Saturday, January 9, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Following last year's successful launch of C Space, the breadth and depth of offerings and opportunities for this community will grow for CES 2016. C Space will debut a Storyteller conference track that features influential creative visionaries, and highlights their innovative advancements within this community. C Space is an experience not to be missed, and will host exhibits and networking events that promote learning and discovery for strategic content creators. Participants include: Google, AOL, Hulu, Hearst, MediaLink and more.

"Technology is allowing advertisers and marketers new ways to reach consumers," said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, CES and corporate business strategy, CEA. "C Space offers both an educational and experimental opportunity to see new products and services impacting the market." 

New for 2016, C Space will expand its reach past the ARIA to include the Cosmopolitan, Vdara and other official CES locations. ARIA will remain the headquarters for C Space conferences and exhibits. Hospitality suites, entertainment and networking events will take place across Tech Southand other official CES venues. 

CES 2016 will feature more than 3,600 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across the entire ecosystem of consumer technologies. For more information on C Space, contact Anne Campbell at

About CES:CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years-the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $285 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry's most relevant issues are addressed. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at

CES Unveiled Paris - Register
October 21, 2015, Paris, France
CEA Innovate! - Register
November 8-10, 2015, New York, NY
CE Hall of Fame Dinner - Register
November 9, 2015, New York, NY
CES Unveiled New York - Register
November 10, 2015, New York, NY
CES Unveiled Las Vegas
January 4, 2016, Las Vegas, NV
CES 2016
January 6-9, 2016, Las Vegas, NV
CEA Winter Break
March 21-24, 2016, Park City, UT
CES Asia 2016 
May 11-13, 2016, Shanghai, China


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