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Ice Bucket Challenge Morphs into Rice Bucket Challenge

NEW YORK, N.Y. and TANAUAN, Philippines, Aug. 25, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Since Spring, the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ has raised over $80 million for funding ALS research. Inspired by this success, the Rice Bucket Challenge has been created by non-profit groups including the World Mind Network, Adelina Foundation and BatangasVarsitarian.net.

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Pope Francis’s World Cup Advice Inspires Spirit of True Fraternity Banner for Gay Pride

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In response to Pope Francis’s wish for ‘a wonderful World Cup, played in a spirit of true fraternity,’ artist Daniel Edwards depicts the pope in a ‘true fraternity for gay pride’ banner, showing support for the pope’s aggressive efforts for human rights and equality, that will debut in St. Petersburg, Fla. this month, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA).

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Care Bears Donning Jay Z’s Apparel for Barneys New York Slated for eBay

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Artist Daniel Edwards depicts Jay Z as a Care Bear pal with Funshine Bear on the rap mogul’s shoulder wearing Leather Boxing Shorts from the Barneys New York collection, accompanied by six designer ornaments to be auctioned on eBay, with a share of the proceeds going to an organization that supports the ACLU’s policies against racial profiling. The work will be unveiled online this week, announced Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

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Father Junipero Serra, California Icon, Celebrates 300th Birthday on Sunday: Role in the Story of the Real Treasure Island Remembered

KITTY HAWK, N.C., Nov. 20, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Maritima Press says that John Amrhein, Jr., their author from the Outer Banks of North Carolina, made a surprising discovery while researching his award winning book, ‘Treasure Island: The Untold Story’ (ISBN 978-0983084303). Father Junipero Serra played a pivotal role in this dramatic true story he has documented with a team of international researchers.

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Pacific Pinball Museum Signs Letter of Intent to Secure Alameda Carnegie Library as its New Home

ALAMEDA, Calif., Nov. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After more than a decade of preserving and promoting the game of pinball, the Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) is excited to announce it has signed a Letter of Intent with the City of Alameda to restore the vacant Carnegie Library as their new home. This magnificent 1902 building has sat vacant since 1998. This location will more than triple the museum’s display capacity. The facility will also provide space for community events, classrooms, exhibits and many other expansions to PPM’s already exciting programs.

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‘Sailing Through Pinball’ opens at the Pacific Pinball Museum August 30, 2013

ALAMEDA, Calif., Aug. 12, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) is excited to announce the opening of a new art show celebrating the America’s Cup Race with a collection of pinball machines and art featuring sailing and yachting. Since the 1930s, pinball machines, a uniquely American invention and art form, were principally manufactured in Chicago and shipped to all corners of the world. Pinball was imbued with an optimistic, vibrant energy of adventure, excitement and escapism.

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Canada’s First Google Glass Explorer, David Ciccarelli of Voices.com

TORONTO, Ontario, July 12, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — London ON-based tech entrepreneur, David Ciccarelli, CEO and co-founder of Voices.com, is the very first Canadian to experience Google Glass as a Google Glass Explorer. He joins just 8000 other people around the world as a Glass Explorer, and is only 1 of eventually 3 Canadians to sport the ‘coolest specs’ in Canada as a Google Glass Explorer.

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Nude Pregnant Kim Kardashian ‘Fertility Statue’ Unveiling in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 23, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A nude pregnant sculpture of Kim Kardashian with her belly fully accessible for gallery-goers to rub for ‘good luck’ is set for L.A. exhibit. The nude statue joins the celebrity baby sculptures created recently by artist Daniel Edwards; celebrating the beauty of celebrity pregnancy. The recent work, part of the artist’s ‘Celebrity Baby Boomer’ series that began with the 2006 controversial sculpture ‘Monument to Pro-Life,’ which depicted a nude Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug, will be displayed at LAB ART Gallery in Los Angeles, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA).

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Leaked 3D Ultrasounds of Kimye and the Duchess of Cambridge: Prenatal Portraits of Celebrity Babies in Upcoming L.A. Unveiling

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The leaked 3D ultrasounds of Socialite Kim Kardashian and Duchess of Cambridge Catherine ‘Kate’ Middleton have been fabricated into works of art by celebrity artist Daniel Edwards; concluding the artist’s ‘Celebrity Baby Boomer’ series that began with the 2006 controversial sculpture ‘Monument to Pro-Life,’ which depicted a nude Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug, at select venues in the Los Angeles area this summer, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA).

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Gunther’s Games Arcade Reopens on Broadway

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 26, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An arcade and pinball gaming staple that stood in downtown Columbia for more than 25 years before closing its doors is back on Broadway. The official Grand Opening of Gunther’s Games is scheduled for Saturday April 27, with activities running throughout the evening.

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MONOPOLY Game ‘Comes to Life’ in L.A. Exhibit

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA) announces that L.A. street artist ALEC Monopoly will bring the game of MONOPOLY to life at LAB ART Gallery in Los Angeles, where the artist plans to sell one of his popular pieces for MONOPOLY money and create a designer game piece with Actor Adrien Brody’s ’64 Pontiac Catalina.

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Downey Jr., LiLo, and Swift Represent Celebrity Past, Present, and Future in LA Exhibit

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Street Artist XVALA, famous for invading the residential trash of celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber and tech icons Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, has set his sights on Robert Downey Jr., Lindsay Lohan, and Taylor Swift for his latest exhibit ‘The Tonight Show with Celebrity Chimp’ at Lab Art Gallery in Los Angeles, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA).

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New York City Non-Profit to host Michael Alan’s ‘Living Installation’ Friday, November 9 at ABC NORIO

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Art for Progress (AFP), a NYC 501(c)3 nonprofit, is proud to announce it is hosting artist Michael Alan’s ‘Living Installation: Family Misfit Healing’ on Friday, November 9 at ABC NORIO in NYC’s Lower East Side.

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Artist Encourages Apple to ‘Think Different’ with Steve Jobs Action Figure Sculpture

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In wake of the recent Foxconn riot, Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA) announces that Post PC artist XVALA will debut his latest sculpture of the Apple-banned Steve Jobs action figure in an upcoming gallery show at AIS Editions in the Los Angeles Brewery Arts Complex.

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See What’s Inside The Presidential Candidates’ Heads

WINTERSET, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pumpkin Ranch owners, Dave and Jennifer Handsaker and a crew of creative, dedicated hands have accomplished what most political pundits and media have been trying for years – a path through the intricate minds of our presidential candidates. Think of it. How would you like to take a stroll through the mind of Mitt Romney or President Barack Obama? Imagine the things you would discover.

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Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) Launches Campaign to Create the Smithsonian of Pinball

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pacific Pinball Museum, founded ten years ago in the Bay Area city of Alameda, has dedicated its non-profit mission to preserving the art, science and history of pinball. The museum currently has 90 games set to free play for one admission price at its Alameda location. With the ongoing success of its mission, PPM has begun bursting at the seams and needs a new location. The board has set a goal of relocating to the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. To that end, Executive Director Michael Schiess has launched an indiegogo.com-based fundraising campaign.

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Visible Pinball Exhibit Opens at Exploratorium

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) proudly announces the recent purchase and delivery of the Visible Pinball Mark III to the Exploratorium of San Francisco. The Exploratorium’s acquisition marks the first such exhibit to sell from PPM’s unparalleled collection of pinball-related science, art and history exhibits.

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New York City Artist to Give Away Free Art for One Year

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the next year, Manhattan-based artist Keith Jensen will be leaving original artwork around the city and surrounding areas for community residents to stumble upon. Signs attached to the free art read, ‘If having this art will make your day better, then it’s yours.’

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