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Mike Stockbridge at the Press Room

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The Press Room Presents Mike StockbridgeDon’t miss Mike Stockbidge’s performance at the Press Room on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 9:00 in the evening onwards.

Mike Stockbridge is a guitarist, composer, and music educator based in Boston, MA. He attended Berklee College of Music and the University of Maine. He performs regularly throughout New England with his trio and occasionally with a quartet or quintet. Mike’s guitar work has been featured on radio shows in France, Portugal, Macedonia, and other parts of Europe.

 Mike has performed and recorded with a diverse group of musicians including: Toshiko Akiyoshi, Alex Vittum, Steve Grover, Tony Gaboury, David Wells, Andy Rice, Dr. Frank Mauceri, Sunday Labor, Charles Toor, Brad Terry, Jonathan Lorentz, and Jared Steer,to name a few. In 2009 he released his first full length, self-titled album as a bandleader which has been met with many positive reviews; proving that Mike Stockbridge is a uniquely fresh voice in the New England jazz scene.

For more information, please visit http://pressroomnh.com.

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Optimizing New Gmail

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GmailGmail has recently rolled out its new tabs feature. It allows users to organize emails into five categories: Primary, Social, Promotion, Updates, and Forums. This means that email marketers now have to find ways to get their messages into the right tab. Here are a few tips:

  • Remember that the subject line is the most important part of an email so go for something attention grabbing. 33 percent of email recipients open messages based on the subject so bank on that. This ensures that no matter which tab the message gets sorted into, it will still have a higher chance of being seen by the target audience.
  • Send out emails that act as a friendly reminder of the tabs update. Tell them that they can star emails from a company or move them to the Primary tab.
  • Keep in mind that certain emails are time sensitive. Timing is important for any email marketing piece so schedule dissemination accordingly.
  • These days, 64 percent of email recipients open their emails on their mobile devices. This means brand owners still need to utilize mobile strategies to keep up with the times.
  • Never forget to provide valuable and relevant content that subscribers will always look forward to. This is basic knowledge that will bring brands to greater heights no matter how many changes are applied to Gmail.

Chris Klaxton at the Press Room

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Chris Klaxton at the Press RoomDon’t miss Chris Klaxton as he takes center stage at the Press Room on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 9:00 in the evening onwards.

As a freelance trumpet player, pianist, and educator, Chris Klaxton has found himself part of a world class musical community spanning from jazz to bluegrass / country, hip hop, reggae, indie rock, and classical music. As pianist and trumpeter for New England hip hop group, The Press Project, Klaxton has opened for Soulive, Boyz II Men, George Clinton, and was invited to perform at the 2008 Bonnaroo Music Festival.

Klaxton is a current member of critically acclaimed NH based Tan Vampires, contributing trumpet, guitar, and percussion and also appears regularly as trumpeter and keyboardist with Moe Pope, Boston EMCEE and recently voted “Hip Hop Artist of the Year” (2012 Boston Music Awards).

As a composer, Chris Klaxton’s work is featured in his self-led ensembles as well as In Ears and Eyes, an experimental performing / visual art project with artist Roger Goldenberg.

For more information, please visit http://pressroomnh.com.

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Improving LinkedIn Marketing

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LinkedInEstablishing presence on LinkedIn can mean more business opportunities for brand owners. Aside from being a great networking and recruitment site, it also acts as a platform to acquire more customers for companies. This is not surprising since there are over 200 million registered users on this site.

Here are some ways to improve a brand’s marketing on LinkedIn:

  • Become an active user through posting targeted status updates, using slide presentations, promoting products and services, creating brand ambassadors from employees, customizing a company’s page, and building an audience of followers.
  • Join groups and participate in conversations; become a part of community building on the website.
  • Share valuable content like blogs, images, videos, and links that the audience will most likely want to share.
  • Engage with the people in the brand’s network through encouraging them to share and like content.
  • Create groups that can establish the brand owner as a leader in the industry. Not only does this develop relationships through interactions but can also potentially generate interest and inquiries about a company’s services.
  • Monitor the brand’s performance on the sight including the number of followers, the number of people joining the brand’s group, how often posts are being shared, level of engagement through comments, discussions and polls, number of clicks through the brand’s website, the number of leads, and the conversions achieved.

The Kings of Summer at the Historic Theater

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The Kings of Summer at the Historic TheaterDon’t miss the screening of The Kings of Summer happening on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 7:30 in the evening onwards at the Historic Theater.

The Kings of Summer, previously titled Toy’s House, is a 2013 American comedy-drama film that premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2013, and received a limited release on May 31, 2013.

The film follows Joe Toy (Nick Robinson), on the verge of adolescence, who finds himself increasingly frustrated by the attempts of his single father, Frank (Nick Offerman), to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick (Gabriel Basso), and a strange kid named Biaggio (Moisés Arias). He announces that they are going to build a house there, free from responsibility and parents. Once their makeshift abode is finished, the three young men find themselves masters of their own destiny, alone in the woods.

Tickets for the show are sold at $9 for adults and $7 for seniors, students, and military.

For more information, please visit http://www.themusichall.org.

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Much Ado About Nothing Screening

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Much Ado About NothingThe Music Hall is inviting everyone to the screening of Much Ado About Nothing happening on Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 7:30 in the evening onwards at the Historic Theater.

Much Ado About Nothing is a 2012 American independent romantic comedy film adapted for the screen, produced, and directed by Joss Whedon, from William Shakespeare’s play of the same name. The film stars Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, Reed Diamond, Fran Kranz, Sean Maher and Jillian Morgese.

The plot of the movie is largely unchanged from that of Shakespeare’s original play. Differences include the modern-day setting, the switching of Conrade’s gender, and expanding Ursula’s role slightly by giving her some of Margaret’s scenes. Whedon’s film imagery advances an unusual interpretation of the text, that Beatrice and Benedick have been in love before the plot unfolds.

Tickets for the show are sold at $9 for adults and $7 for seniors, students, and members of the military.

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Blue Jasmine to be showed at The Music Hall

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Blue Jasmine“Blue Jasmine,” the latest film of legendary director Woody Allen, will be featured at The Music Hall’s Historic Theater from August 23 to September 12.

The film is billed by a capable cast, which includes Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, and Sally Hawkins. It also features Peter Sarsgaard, Louis C.K., and Andrew Dice Clay.

Jasmin (Blanchett) sees her life fall into pieces, including a divorce with Hal (Baldwin). She moves into her sister’s apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again.

For tickets and show times, please visit The Music Hall.


Facebook helps reunite puppy with owner

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KuraLast week, a puppy was stolen from the parking lot of a Home Depot in Milwaukee. Just as the owner was about to give up, social media helped reunite her with her pet.

Owner Mica Chenault credits Facebook for finding her two-month old St. Bernard, Kura.

“If it wasn’t for Facebook or any of the social media out there or you guys, the media, I never would have found her,” explained Chenault in a related interview.

A thief broke into Chenault’s vehicle, which was parked in a Home Depot. The surveillance camera of the home improvement store caught the SUV leaving the lot with Kura.

Based on reports, a person found Kura wandering around the 50th and North. The person then offered the pet to a family, who willingly took in Kura.

Gina Ragland and her family welcomed the young canine with open arms, immediately setting up Kura’s food and beddings.

And they even gave her a new name. “We started calling her Lucy,” said Ragland.

Just when the Raglands were ready to make “Lucy” a part of their family, Gina’s daughter discovered a missing dog poster on Facebook. And it was undoubtedly Kura.

Despite her family wanting to keep Kura, Gina insisted on returning the puppy to its rightful owner. She explained: “I’m glad that I’m instilling that to my children. We’re just glad she has her dog back.”

“We have no idea where the dognapper is,” commented Chenault. “We have no idea where the car is.  But, I like to think he just got scared from all the coverage about this and he just dumped her off somewhere and a really nice family found her.”

Source: TMJ4


An Evening of Laughter at the Loft

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A Safe PlaceA Safe Place is inviting everyone to An Evening of Laughter happening on Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 7:30 in the evening onwards at the Music Hall Loft.

This event is a comedy benefit headlined by Tony V together with Kelly Macfarland, Carolyn Plummer, Danielle Soto, and Suzi Berlin. It aims to support A Safe Place’s campaign to break the cycle of domestic abuse.

Tickets for the show are sold at $35 (advanced), $45 (at the door), and $75 (VIP; includes two beverage (or cocktail) tickets, Hors d’ oeuvres, and front of the house reserved tables)

A Safe Place is a grassroots social change organization incorporated over 34 years ago to prevent and eliminate domestic violence.

It provides services to survivors of domestic abuse and stalking, regardless of gender, age, health status (including HIV-positive) physical, mental or emotional ability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, socioeconomic status, race, national origin, immigration status, as well as religious and political affiliation.

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Father blames social-media trolls for daughter’s suicide

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Hannah SmithA teenage girl committed suicide after being sent abusive messages on a social networking site, claimed her father.

Fourteen-year old Hannah Smith passed away on Friday in Lutterworth, Leicestershire. According to her father—Dave Smith, Hannah committed suicide after being sent brutal messages on the website ask.fm, a question-and-answer social media site that let its users exchange questions and answers.

Mr. Smith says that the authorities need to shut down ask.fm and sites that are similar to it.

“On Friday morning my daughter was found hanged,” wrote Dave on a Facebook post. “(I saw) her ask.fm account and someone had been telling her to die. I have just seen the abuse my daughter got and the fact that these people can be anonymous is wrong.”

A new petition calls for greater measures to handle websites like ask.fm.

Experts say that cyberbullying is becoming a prevalent problem. Affirmative action groups have already began campaigning for schools and governments to come together to address the problem.

Source: The Guardian