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Grace Kelly at the Press Room

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Grace KellyThe Press Room is inviting everyone to Grace Kelly’s special performance on Sunday, August 25, 2013 from 6:00 in the evening onwards.

Grace Kelly is an Asian-American jazz saxophonist, vocalist, songwriter, arranger, and bandleader. Kelly became the youngest ever musician voted to the Down Beat Magazine’s Critics Poll at age 16. At 18 she released her sixth album, Man with the Hat, a collaboration with jazz legend Phil Woods.

Since age 12 Grace has performed in over 500 concerts as a leader all around the world at prominent venues such as the Montreal Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Apollo Theater, Birdland, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Juan Les Pins Jazz Festival, Dizzy’s Club Cocoa Cola, Tanglewood Jazz Festival, Detroit Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s (London), Porgy & Bess (Vienna), Scullers Jazz Club, Regatta Bar, B.B. King’s Blues Club (New York City), Jazz Bakery (LA), Dakota Jazz Club, and in venues as far away as Europe and Asia. She has also released seven full-length albums and recorded with other artists as well.

Tickets for the show are sold at $10.

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

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Press Room PresentsThe Ghost Wolves

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The Ghost Wolves at the Press RoomGet ready for a roaring night as The Ghost Wolves takes center stage at the Press Room on Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 9:00 in the evening onwards.

The Ghost Wolves is an American-made female-fronted rock duo from Austin, Texas with Carley Wolf on vocals and guitar and Jonny Wolf on vocals and drums.

The duo lists their musical influences as Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Cramps, Patti Smith, Joan Jett, Hasil Adkins, The Stooges, Guitar Wolf, R.L. Burnside, Ronnie Dawson, and Tom Waits.

Now, with their first full length in the can, a ten track album recorded in Austin entitled “Man, Woman, Beast”, produced by Gordie Johnson (Big Sugar, Govt Mule) and Big Ben Richardson (Jeff Healey, Alejandro Escovedo), The Ghost Wolves find themselves more ready than ever to hit the road at full throttle. Alejandro Escovedo, the Austin based songwriter and bandleader whom the group considers a close mentor, once put it best: “Bring it to the people.” And that they will.

Tickets for the show are sold at $5. For more information, please visit http://pressroomnh.com.

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Governments continue to ask for data from Twitter

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TwitterGovernments are requesting more user data from Twitter.

In the social media site’s latest transparency report, it was shown that information requests from governments around the world have steadily increased. According to Twitter, these requests are usually in conjunction with criminal investigations.

During the first six months of 2013, the micro-blogging site received 1,157 government information requests. For its part, Twitter wants continued transparency on these requests.

“An important conversation has begun about the extent to which companies should be allowed to publish information regarding national security requests,” wrote Twitter in a blog post. “We have joined forces with industry peers and civil liberty groups to insist that the United States government allow for increased transparency into these secret orders.”

The United States government accounts for the majority of these Twitter information requests, followed by Japan and the United Kingdom.

Twitter recently broke down the 902 information requests posted by the US for 2013: 56 percent were tied to subpoenas, 23 percent for search warrants, 11 percent for court orders, and the remaining 10 percent were for other legal purposes.

Source: CNET


Louisiana bans driving while using social media

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Social media while drivingTexting while driving is already illegal in the State of Louisiana. And, beginning this month, accessing social media sites while driving will also be against the law.

“Distracted driving is a problem that we’ve seen across the state, and it seems to be growing,” said Melissa Matey, a Louisiana State Police Trooper. “Anytime you become distracted, 37 percent of your brain power is taken off the road. Which means you can get into a crash very quickly, you could possibly hit a pedestrian.”

Based on figures from the United States Department of Transportation, over 800,000 vehicles are being driven by someone using a cell phone.

On August 1, Louisiana will be implementing a new law that bans drivers from using social media sites—like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

“Because of the new technology we had to come up with some laws that address web-based access, posting and reading of wireless communication web-based websites,” said State Rep. Austin Badon for the district of New Orleans. Badon voted in favor of the new law.

Badon says that his next agenda will be to push for a hands-free cell phone law.

Source: www.wwltv.com


Kate Redgate at the Press Room

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Kate Redgate Performs at the Press RoomThe Press Room is inviting everyone to catch Kate Redgate perform on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 9:00 in the evening onwards.

In 2004 she was included in the Boston’s Best compilation, Vol 5. 2005 saw her first full-length release— an all acoustic disc called Rough Tracks.  Never intended for larger audiences, it was available only at performances and local outlets.  With a style that was a little edgier and more southern than the average New England coffeehouse act, Kate still managed to catch the ear of a few good promoters and was invited to open concerts for national acts such as Richie Havens and John Gorka, and invited to perform at several renowned folk festivals.

Kate and her new band which features Jon Nolan, Tim McCoy and David Nebbia are hammering out a batch of rocking, new songs, and in pre-production for the new record.

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Have you ever regretted posting something on Facebook or Twitter?

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internet conceptHave you ever regretted posting something on social media? Well, you’re not the only one.

According to a new survey, many young individuals worry that their posts on Facebook and Twitter can come back to haunt them someday.

The survey, which was backed by FindLaw.com, found that nearly 30% of social media users aged 18-34 say they have posted a photo or comment that they wanted to take back.

Participants said that some of those posts could potentially cause them their jobs or disqualify them from other opportunities. Also, 21-percent of the survey takers said that they have taken down a post because they feared consequences from their employers.

While many understand that social media sites have privacy settings, most users are still worrisome about their posts. But is there a basis for worrying about social media posts?

Well, according to Careerbuilder, more than 40-percent of employers refer to social media when reviewing prospective employees. And reports say that more and more companies are following this practice.

Source: www.11alive.com


After Her Book Launch

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Joyce Maynard After Her Book LaunchThe Music Hall is inviting everyone to catch Joyce Maynard as she returns home to launch her new book, “After Her”, on August 30, 2013 at 7:00 in the evening at the Loft.

Tickets for the event are sold at $40.25 ($37.25 for members) and are inclusive of reserved seats, a hardcover book, a bar beverage, access to the author presentation, the Q&A session, and book signing meet and greet.

Maynard is the author of fifteen books, including the novel “To Die For” and the best-selling memoir, “At Home in the World”—translated into twelve languages. Her novel, “Labor Day”, is currently being developed as a motion picture to be adapted and directed by Jason Reitman.

The mother of three grown children, Maynard has taught at writing programs around the country, and runs workshops in both fiction and memoir at her home in Mill Valley, California. She also runs workshops at other sites in the US and internationally, including the Lake Atitlan Writing Workshop in San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala, which she founded in 2002. She performs as a storyteller with The Moth in New York City and with Porchlight in San Francisco.

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PARMA Music Fest 2013

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PARMA Music FestivalThe Music Hall proudly presents the main event of the PARMA Music Festival happening on August 17, 2013 from 7:00 in the evening onwards at the Historic Theater.

The show shall feature the world premiere of the “Elegy for the Clarinet & Orchestra” (1949) by celebrated composer Lukas Foss together with clarinetist extraordinaire Richard Stoltzman and the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra as well as of “Streams” (2010) by Swiss composer Martin Schlumpf joined by trombonist David Taylor, clarinetist Matthias Muller, the PARMA Orchestra, and many more! Both will be conducted by John Page, Director of Orchestral Activities at Tufts University.

Tickets will be sold for $10.

The Festival is presented by PARMA Recordings and is a city-wide musical showcase that will feature ten diverse daytime and evening concerts, listening parties, and panels held at various locations in Portsmouth in a span of three days. It is co-presented by the Portsmouth Music and Arts Center (PMAC), Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra (PSO), the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI), Boston New Music Initiative (BNMI), The Music Hall, Great Bay Academy of Dance (GBAD), Classical NH, and New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR).

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College football player creates social media stir with controversial photo

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Dee LinerDee Liner, the American football player, created a social media ruckus after posting a photo of him carrying a significant amount of cash on Instagram.

The 18-year-old defensive lineman’s photo recently enrolled in Alabama after verbally committing to its rival school, Auburn University. This fact probably made the post more intriguing and controversial.

The picture was captioned: “Don’t judge me when u have no clue what I have been through!!!””

As of press time, no official statements and comments have been made about the post. UA officials are currently investigating the incident.

Source: NBC Sports


Feminist suffers threats on Twitter, prompting other users to threaten the social media site with a boycott

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Twitter screenEnraged Twitter users have promised to boycott the social media site after trolls threatened to rape and murder a feminist about the new £10 note.

Caroline Criado-Perez campaigned for a woman to be on the bill. However, when it was officially announced that Jane Austen would replace Charles Darwin in the note in 2017, Criado-Perez was sent abusive messages over the course of the next 48 hours.

Shortly after that, a petition was created for Twitter to add a quick button to report abuse. It has been signed by 40,000 people, including popular celebrities. If the social media site does not act accordingly, a boycott will be instigated on Sunday.

“It’s infuriating that the price you pay for standing up for women is hours of rape threats,” expressed Miss Criado-Perez.

Source: Mirror News