Wednesday, February 22, 2017

BOOK NEWS

Breaking Away: Book One of the Rabylon Series

New Book, ‘Breaking Away: Book One of the Rabylon Series,’ by Cory Groshek

BOOK NEWS: “Breaking Away: Book One of the Rabylon Series” (ISBN: 978-1946029003), the debut, middle grade fiction novel from Cory Groshek, follows two young bunnies, Remy and Rhea, as they attempt to escape from their impoverished village, Rabylon, and its tyrannical, dictator-like Mayor, en route to a mythical carrot paradise and what Groshek calls “a life worth dying for.”
Enduring the Night

‘Enduring the Night’ co-author Natalie Committee-Fath will present an Author Talk at The Potter’s House Jan. 28 in D.C.

AUTHOR NEWS: ChildVoice has announced that on Saturday, January 28, from 2-4 p.m., "Enduring the Night" (ISBN-13: 978-1938840067) co-author Natalie Committee-Fath will present an Author Talk at The Potter's House, a nonprofit cafe and bookstore in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Committee-Fath will shine light on the issue of human trafficking and the plight of an estimated 250,000 child soldiers involved in conflicts globally.

BOOK REVIEWS

Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few

Book Review: ‘Saving Capitalism’ by Robert Reich is a Capital Idea

REVIEW: Almost everyone who examines capitalism comes away with finger-and-thumb firmly pinching the nose. Taking a positive approach, Robert Reich exposes the faults but also recommends solutions in his superb "Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few" (ISBN: 9780385350570).
Killing the Messenger: The Right-Wing Plot to Derail Hillary and Hijack Your Government

Book Review: ‘Killing the Messenger’ Skewers Hillary Haters

REVIEW: David Brock goes after the American Taliban hate machine in 'Killing the Messenger: The Right-Wing Plot to Derail Hillary and Hijack Your Government' (ISBN: 9781455533763). Debunking the anti-Clinton memes and fake scandals is a never-ending job, so let us give thanks that Brock is willing to tackle it.

MUSIC AND AUDIO NEWS

Following The Star; Traditional Carols

New Holiday Album ‘Following The Star – Traditional Carols’ announced by Texas State Men and Boys Choir

MUSIC NEWS: The Texas State Men’s Choir, founded in January of 2015, released its debut record titled “Prayers, Poems & Promises” which reached #39 on iTunes classical charts in April 2016. With the choir’s new treble addition and now renamed The Texas State Men & Boys Choir, they teamed up with The Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir to offer a new Christmas album titled “Following The Star; Traditional Carols.”
Comedian Brett Hamil

GROWER: Comedian Brett Hamil’s first Comedy CD gets people both thinking and laughing

COMEDY NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Uproar Entertainment recently announced the release of Brett Hamil's first comedy CD 'GROWER.' In his punchy, fast-moving act Hamil talks about sex, psychedelics, his 'dog entourage,' marrying into secular Judaism, and what it means to feel trapped in one's beard.

SOFTWARE NEWS

Photo Editing App PICAS

Free Photo Editing App PICAS Offers Amazing Art and Visual Effects

SOFTWARE NEWS: Picas Inc. recently updated its flagship product Picas to 1.0.3 for iOS and 1.0.4 for Android OS. This free photo editor app can turn your photos into artworks with more than 50 filter effects, and each week Picas adds 1-3 new art filters. Due to its good performance, Play Store featured this photo editing app from Sep. 30 as editors' choice, which brought more than 300,000 downloads and 4.5 average ratings just in a week.
Pavaso Digital Closing Platform

Pavaso Digital Closing Platform Completes 2000 Live Transactions

SOFTWARE NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Pavaso, a leader in eClosing and Consumer Management technology solutions, announced earlier this year that it has recorded its 2,000th live transaction on the Digital Close platform. In addition, more than 6,500 user accounts have been created in the platform, spanning from mortgage lenders to title/settlement agents to REALTORS and consumers. The announcement was made in conjunction with the Mortgage Bankers Association's National Technology in Mortgage Banking Conference and Expo.

BOOK REVIEWS