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March 6, 2008

Old Settler's Music Festival

Austin, TX - Old Settler's Music Festival, scheduled for Sunday to Thursday, April 17th - 20th 2008, celebrates its 21rst year with the announcement of a partial lineup that includes the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, Grammy nominee Bettye LaVette, Texas troubadour Todd Snider, blue-eyed soul singer Martin Sexton, and blues great Charlie Musselwhite. Local favorites include Eliza Gilkyson, Terri Hendrix, Sara Jarosz and Flounders without Eyes. Jamband hipsters will love New Monsoon, the Infamous Stringdusters, Green Mountain Grass, the Waybacks, Brave Combo, and festival regular Peter Rowan. Festival-goers enjoy a variety of activities including performance workshops, a youth talent competition, unique artisans and vendors, rides and activities for children, a petting zoo and much more. Held in the gorgeous Texas Hill country, Old Settler's offers a laid back, Texas friendly atmosphere and a comfortable and spacious campground. Ed Crowell of The Austin American Statesman raved, "Who knew? Austin can throw a music festival, three stages, 25 acts, four days - minus suffocating crowds, lines for everything from admission to potties. No pressure of wristband versus badges or rushing to get to a stage in time to establish a sight line and find a patch of earth...Old Settler's is a festival that's found the perfect mix of acts, manageable crowds, April breezes along the banks of Onion Creek and music that dares to wear a happy face". For more information please feel free to visit www.oldsettlersmusicfest.org

March 13, 2008

NYC Revival of "Dirt"

Dreck Productions and the Austrian Cultural Forum are proud to present a NYC revival of Dirt, the European award-winning one-man show written by Robert Schneider, which went on to become a critically acclaimed production at the 2007 NY International Fringe Festival. Dirt is directed by David Robinson and performed by Christopher Domig.
ChristopherDomig-in-Dirt.jpgPerformances run from April 2 - 26, 2008 in a limited engagement at Under St. Marks in NYC. Previews begin April 2 for an April 5 opening. In a review of Dirt at last year's NY Fringe Fest Adam Feldman of TimeOut NY dubbed his performance "Riveting" and gave the play 4 stars, Back Stage marked it a "PICK" saying "Dirt is painful but powerful theatre" and NYTheatre.com declared "Dirt is a remarkable piece of theatre--deep, emotional, and thought-provoking." Under St. Marks is located at 94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue & Avenue A in NYC. Performances run Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8pm with 3pm matinees performed in German on Sat 4/12 & Sat 4/19. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students with valid ID and can be purchased online at http://www.SmartTix.com or by calling 212-868-4444. Running time is 75 minutes. For more info and to view selected scenes from the play visit dirt-nyc.com.
Dirt was the most frequently performed solo show in Austria, Germany and Switzerland in the 1990's. The influential German theatre magazine Theaterheute awarded Robert Schneider Best New Playwright Of The Year (1993) for Dirt. The play centers on Sad, a desperately alienated illegal immigrant from Iraq, who confronts xenophobia, latent racism and ethnocentrism as he sells roses on the streets to make ends meet. He is charming, cynical, humorous, violent and sad. Although he loves the English language and American culture he misses his homeland. As Sad continues to talk it becomes increasingly clear that he has a love-hate relationship with himself, his heritage and the western world he currently lives in. Haunting and compelling, Dirt is a telling story about racism and the havoc it wreaks upon the human soul.

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March 18, 2008

International Basketball Team Looking For
Miss L.A. Lightning

Mark Harwell knew he was on to a good idea when he brought the Los Angeles Lightning, an International Basketball League Team, to the hoops-crazy City of Angeles. The entertainment industry producer and entrepreneur understood that the passion inspired by NBA teams like the Clippers and the Lakers could easily support a team with games that are active, high-energy, and full of athletic drama.
With all the right pieces in place, all the Lightning needs is the right spokeswoman. Enter Hollywood Casting Director, Pixie Monroe. "The experience of these games is exciting, fast-paced and unique," said Monroe, "so we're looking for an vivacious girl to represent the spirit of the organization."
With a 22 second shot clock, one timeout per team per quarter, and an immediate inbounds rule, International Basketball League games promise a nail-biting two hours of passing, blocking and constant back and forth scoring that will get even the most jaded fan off the bench and cheering.
"It's really a family friendly event," Monroe stated. "Miss L.A. Lightning will have to interact with the community on a much closer level than in most other sporting venues. We're planning outreach with local charities, performances by local musicians and player interactions both on and off the court. It's a demanding, high profile position and one that demands compassion as well as an understanding of community and the game." The Lightning are planning multiple exciting events throughout the season at their home court, the Gilbert Sports Arena in Thousand Oaks. Getting in on the action is as easy as logging on to www.lalightning.net, and with tickets starting at as little as six dollars a seat, whole families and groups will be able to get in on the game. For now, Harwell, Monroe and It Girl Public Relations are hot on the trail of an exceptional spokeswoman to represent a game that has finally come back to its roots. And as for Harwell, he's hoping Lightning will strike all season long.

For press inquiries and questions contact Juliette Harris, It Girl Public Relations. 310-577-1122 or juliette@itgirlpublicrelations.com Pixie Monroe Monroe Casting and Production Services 3100 Damon Way Burbank, CA 91505

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