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Sandi Motor’s newly released “101 Things You Can Do with a Chair” is a contemporary handbook filled with heart touching experiences of a mother who has special children.

MEADVILLE, Pa. (PRWEB) January 06, 2020
“101 Things You Can Do with a Chair: Adventures in the Life of an ADHD Parent”: a heart-touching and entertaining narrative that makes the job easier in understanding persons with ADHD. “101 Things You Can Do with a Chair: Adventures in the Life of an ADHD Parent” is the creation of published author Sandi Motor, a mother of four special children. With her two master’s degrees in the education field and experiences provided by her thirty years of teaching, she has learned ways to deal with these special children in a unique, loving way.
Motor writes, “ADHD is a rapidly growing diagnosis in our world today. Parents who face the responsibility of raising these special children often feel alone and overwhelmed. Sandi Motor has faced this with two of her four children, as well as in her classroom. 101 Things You Can Do with a Chair provides a lighthearted sharing of Sandi’s experiences as well as things she has learned along the path. The author hopes that you will find hope, support, and even a little humor in this book that will make the job easier and perhaps find some fun in your work with these children. Sandi is happy to share her experiences with you.”
Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Sandi Motor’s new book is a captivating account that urges the readers to understand more and treat people with ADHD the way they treat others.
With this purpose, Motor hopes that this good-natured discussion will help the readers weather and, perhaps, relish their experiences with their ADHD child and other people who are experiencing the same situation.
View a synopsis of “101 Things You Can Do with a Chair: Adventures in the Life of an ADHD Parent” on YouTube.
Consumers can purchase “101 Things You Can Do with a Chair: Adventures in the Life of an ADHD Parent” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.
For additional information or inquiries about “101 Things You Can Do with a Chair: Adventures in the Life of an ADHD Parent,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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Hollywood Glamour With Contemporary Flair in Rancho Mirage, California

Boasting one of the premier private entrances in Thunderbird Heights sits 70481 Placerville Road, an impressive estate that is a model of sophisticated design and contemporary architectural elements.
Press Release – updated: Dec 17, 2019 13:00 PST

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., December 17, 2019 (Newswire.com) – From Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz to Bing Crosby and Gerald Ford, the storied community of Thunderbird Heights is known for its reputation as a private retreat of presidents and Hollywood A-listers. The community, which boasts spectacular hillside estates offering panoramic valley and desert floor views, offers a classic mix of mid-Century Modern homes, remodeled classics, and new contemporary homes. 
Boasting one of the premier private entrances in Thunderbird Heights, sits 70481 Placerville Road, an impressive estate that is a model of sophisticated design and contemporary architectural elements.
The property captivates with striking structural detail, open landscaped leisure areas, and a showroom-level garage. Features for the residence are numerous and include a lavishly appointed kitchen area with superior surfaces, appliances, Italian cabinetry, and an adjacent well-equipped bar. The alluring master suite with an exquisitely styled bathroom and generous walk-in closets offer lavish privacy and comfort. There is a custom wine wall to display a significant collection, family cinema room and spacious guest suites, each with en-suite bathrooms featuring luxury hotel-inspired finishes.
Prominent iron and glass doors and a true pocket slider combine the living area and back patio for the ultimate in indoor/outdoor living. The property features a large swimming pool with tanning shelf and jacuzzi, barbeque area with seating options, a sizable stone fire pit to conclude the evening outdoors with friends and family.
For more information or to schedule a private showing contact:
Mike Patakas, 760.808.5400, mike.patakas@pacificsir.com, DRE #01264926, pacificsothebysrealty.com
Maria Patakas, 760.464.4650, maria.patakas@pacificsir.com, DRE #01785498,  pacificsothebysrealty.com
Source: Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Contemporary Staffing Solutions Recognizes Alyssa Reinhard and Christina Louka of CSS

CSS has no doubt that Alyssa and Christina will excel in their roles and is excited to see both offices, and all other CSS offices, grow and succeed.

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (PRWEB) December 03, 2019
CSS would like to recognize the promotion of Alyssa (Aly) Reinhard and Christina Louka to Branch Managers of their respective offices. Alyssa began her CSS career at the King of Prussia office, where she has recently become the Branch Manager. Likewise, Christina Louka has now become the Branch Manager of the Mount Laurel office, which is where she began her CSS career. Both branch managers report directly to Alyssa Mastrangelo, the Regional Recruiting Director.    
Alyssa Reinhard started her career at CSS at the beginning of 2016 as a Recruiting Administrative Assistant in CSS’s King of Prussia office. A mere five months later, Alyssa was promoted to Staffing Specialist—where she is now the Top Performing Staffing Specialist in the PSG division! Alyssa truly leads by example: she is a hard-working Staffing Specialist always willing and ready to help the team. Alyssa’s track record of strong teamwork and outstanding results over her years at CSS have led to her recent promotion to Branch Manager of the King of Prussia office.
“Alyssa is a true testament to the growth opportunity with Contemporary Staffing. Alyssa joined us while a full time college student to learn the ins and outs of staffing. She was quickly promoted into a Staffing Specialist role handling full cycle recruitment where she continues to prioritize quality over quantity. Alyssa holds excellent relationships with all of her candidates and has now successfully helped take on several of our large accounts in KOP from a client perspective. She has demonstrated leadership abilities over the past few years and was always the “next in line” go to in KOP when I was out of the office.” Says Alyssa Mastrangelo, Regional Recruiting Director, PSG CSS.
“Alyssa exemplifies our core values daily. She brings a solid level of enthusiasm, positivity and passion to work every single day. Alyssa’s relationships with her candidates has always stood out. Alyssa is an excellent listener, which drives her recruitment success as well as the success she has working directly with our customers. Alyssa has successfully worked in all of our Recruitment positions out of the King of Prussia office and we’re lucky to have her on our team!” Says Evan Violette, Managing Director, PSG CSS.
Christina Louka started her career with CSS in October 2018. Starting as a Recruiter in the Mount Laurel office, Christina quickly learned the business and industry and seamlessly transitioned into Sales. Christina brings extensive hands-on management experience to CSS, as she previously worked in large, multi-store retail operations where she had to recruit, hire, train and retain teams of up to 15 associates. Due to her applicable management experience and her recent strides in staffing, Christina has been promoted to the Branch Manager of the Mount Laurel PSG team.
“Christina is a true leader. There is not a challenge that Christina won’t face head on. She brings a wealth of leadership experience to the table. Christina started out Recruiting before transitioning to Sales. During her time in Sales she was able to establish strong relationships with many new customers. She maintains those relationships today as she leads our New Jersey team towards continued growth and success. Christina’s sense of urgency paired with her warm approach make her a perfect leader for our team!” Says Evan Violette, Managing Director, PSG CSS.
“Christina has always demonstrated herself as a true professional since she joined CSS as an Account Executive. The clients absolutely love her and she prioritizes her client relationships above all. Christina has always taken a leadership role in the Mount Laurel office before officially being promoted into her new role of Branch Manager. She is a true driver of our winning spirit in the office and always comes to the team with a positive attitude and solutions given any situation that arises. Christina is always willing to speak up with new ideas and go out of her way to ensure that the recruitment team is doing everything they can to meet the clients expectations!” Says Alyssa Mastrangelo, Regional Recruiting Director, PSG CSS.
CSS has no doubt that Alyssa and Christina will excel in their roles and is excited to see both offices, and all other CSS offices, grow and succeed.
About Contemporary Staffing Solutions
Contemporary Staffing Solutions (CSS) is a company that exudes unwavering results with urgency, honesty, and integrity. CSS has been a leading provider of contract, temporary, and direct hire solutions. Nationally supporting Salesforce Projects & Managed Services and staffing solutions with a focus in Accounting & Finance, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing, Information Technology, Salesforce, and Call Center & Office. Everyone at CSS operates with pro-active pipelines, the highest business ethics, a winning spirit in our approach, and a team-oriented workflow with real cross-training. The CSS team coaches you with current business intelligence so that we can timely deliver solutions to meet your expectations. Our testimonials on our website tell the story from our clients and candidates—check them out!

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Sleeping Beauty Dreams Contemporary Dance and Art Fusion Comes to Texas in November

Sleeping Beauty Dreams is a fusion of visual arts, contemporary dance, lighting, groundbreaking real-time digital technology, and electronic dance music.

We believe this immersive experience for the audience is the future of performing arts.

(PRWEB) November 19, 2019
Sleeping Beauty Dreams is a revolutionary fusion of visual arts, contemporary dance, lighting, groundbreaking real-time digital technology, and electronic dance music created by a team of international collaborators from all respective industries, the performance unravels the passions, fears, and sinful desires of the Princess during her 100-year slumber.
Having embarked on its US tour earlier this month, Sleeping Beauty Dreams has had successful performances in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Boston. The production will play in Dallas and Houston on November 21st and 23rd respectively.
The technological feat is brought to life by production company Magic Reality Group. The company believes in supporting the future of performing arts through immersive, virtual experiences that moves the mind, bodies, and souls of audiences.
The unique production incorporates a mature twist to the old tale known so well worldwide. During the dream-like performance, each dance movement of the Princess is met by eight supporting dancers as well as larger-than-life demon and angel avatars, mimicking their moves. The demons and angel were imagined and visualized by famed digital artist Tobias Gremmler, who has developed design solutions for Apple, Samsung, Swarovski and Sony in addition to working with Bjork.
“Sleeping Beauty Dreams brings the dream realm to life. This is a theatrical experience unlike anything else you can see right now,” says Gremmler. “The incorporation of real-time data and revolutionary technology allow us to create digital avatars — also known as the demons and angels — that mimic Sleeping Beauty in her dreamscape. We believe this immersive experience for the audience is the future of performing arts.”
Sleeping Beauty Dreams is led by a team of notable industry creatives including choreographer and creative director Edward Clug, and costume designer Jorge Muskus. 4U2C, the Montreal-based creative studio known for its multimedia experiences for live performance, are the engineers behind Sleeping Beauty Dreams, translating Gremmler’s creative vision into a world-class experience for audiences.
Taking on the role of the Princess in Dallas and Houston is dancer Mi Deng. Performing alongside Deng is Denis Savin, who will play the role of the Prince.
Sleeping Beauty Dreams dates and venues for Texas:
DallasNov. 21, 2019The Theatre at Grand Prairie
Houston/Sugar LandNov. 23, 2019Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Sleeping Beauty Dreams was created for the stage by Rem Hess.
MEDIA CONTACT: For photo and video requests, contact Susy Ferrer of RKG Creative, susy@myrockgroup.com
For more information about the performance, visit http://www.sbdart.com, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

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R & B Contemporary Inspired by Her Father's Work in the Music Industry, Norel Releases Dynamic Single “Contact”

Contact

“This song is dedicated to my dad Steve Salem. Although he passed early in my life his work has heavily influenced me and so it’s no surprise that I have chosen to use this hook for my new single “Contact”. RIP Dad”

NEW YORK (PRWEB) November 19, 2019
Indie Westchester, New York record label What Celebs presents “Contact”, the first single by the young, up-and-coming artist Norel. Inspired by the work of her father, Steve Salem, and his legacy in the music industry, her uptempo single is the latest success from the hit-making producers, Full Force. To listen and pre-order “Contact” go to iTune and Apple
Norel is a Contemporary R&B artist who began her career in Westchester, New York. She developed her love for music at the early age of 5. Although shy as a child, Norel found ways of expressing herself through music and performing. She loved how music embodied her changes and growth as a person and artist. At just 16, Norel had learned to play the guitar and developed her voice and unique style as a songwriter. She was inspired by so many powerful figures in this industry, including Alicia Keys, Beyonce, and TLC. Her Father’s accomplishments in music inspired and empowered her from a young age, proving to her that her aspirations were not out of reach. With enough tenacity, grit, and passion, instilled within her by her mother as well, she decided to fully immerse herself in her music. Norel is ready to show the world what she has spent her entire life working towards.
Norel’s father, Steve Salem, was instrumental in turning Full Force into producers. They worked together to manage platinum artists like Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, with Steve himself going on to own multiple music labels. This includes the high-powered Motor Jam Records; a joint Elektra/Warner distribution deal that put out platinum artist Snow, best known for “Informer”. Although Norel’s father passed away when she was three years old, she grew up influenced and captivated by music. Through her father, Norel found her love for both old school R&B and contemporary R&B. Her single reflects that passion, combining R&B with an ambient Afropop-type beat.
Norel wrote “Contact” in her college dorm after a night of going out, writing the verse and bridge from the heart, and incorporating Lisa Lisa’s, “I Wonder if I Take You Home” in the song’s chorus. As an artist and music lover, Norel usually gravitates toward laid back R&B, and initially wrote the song to a slower melody. However, after a couple of months of sitting with the song, she decided it sounded better as an uptempo dance song. Full Force and Norel collaborated to come up with a sound that fit the vibe of the song and will have listeners hitting repeat over and over.
“Norel writing and singing this fantastic song and incorporating the chorus hook of our original song, “I Wonder If I Take You Home,” is a great honor, especially since her beloved father, the late Steve Salem was ours & Lisa Lisa’s co-manager at the time. It was Steve that encouraged us as a group to write and produce for other people. For us to produce this Record by his daughter, the talented Norel Salem, gives us great joy and happiness, as we know Steve is up in heaven smiling down upon us giving us that Heaven to Earth CONTACT.”- Bowlegged Lou (Full Force)
Norel’s first experience with writing was through poetry. While she found expressing herself through poetry to be fulfilling, applying that same level of devotion and passion to songwriting is when Norel fully realized what she wanted to do with her life. As the years went on, Norel encountered deep experiences such as heartbreak, grief, and needing to find strength against all odds. Her latest single “Contact” is just the first of many songs in her catalog that expresses all these feelings and more. Listeners who follow Norel throughout her musical journey won’t be disappointed.

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R & B Contemporary Inspired by Her Father's Work in the Music Industry, Norel Releases Dynamic Single “Contact”

Contact

“This song is dedicated to my dad Steve Salem. Although he passed early in my life his work has heavily influenced me and so it’s no surprise that I have chosen to use this hook for my new single “Contact”. RIP Dad”

NEW YORK (PRWEB) November 19, 2019
Indie Westchester, New York record label What Celebs presents “Contact”, the first single by the young, up-and-coming artist Norel. Inspired by the work of her father, Steve Salem, and his legacy in the music industry, her uptempo single is the latest success from the hit-making producers, Full Force. To listen and pre-order “Contact” go to iTune and Apple
Norel is a Contemporary R&B artist who began her career in Westchester, New York. She developed her love for music at the early age of 5. Although shy as a child, Norel found ways of expressing herself through music and performing. She loved how music embodied her changes and growth as a person and artist. At just 16, Norel had learned to play the guitar and developed her voice and unique style as a songwriter. She was inspired by so many powerful figures in this industry, including Alicia Keys, Beyonce, and TLC. Her Father’s accomplishments in music inspired and empowered her from a young age, proving to her that her aspirations were not out of reach. With enough tenacity, grit, and passion, instilled within her by her mother as well, she decided to fully immerse herself in her music. Norel is ready to show the world what she has spent her entire life working towards.
Norel’s father, Steve Salem, was instrumental in turning Full Force into producers. They worked together to manage platinum artists like Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, with Steve himself going on to own multiple music labels. This includes the high-powered Motor Jam Records; a joint Elektra/Warner distribution deal that put out platinum artist Snow, best known for “Informer”. Although Norel’s father passed away when she was three years old, she grew up influenced and captivated by music. Through her father, Norel found her love for both old school R&B and contemporary R&B. Her single reflects that passion, combining R&B with an ambient Afropop-type beat.
Norel wrote “Contact” in her college dorm after a night of going out, writing the verse and bridge from the heart, and incorporating Lisa Lisa’s, “I Wonder if I Take You Home” in the song’s chorus. As an artist and music lover, Norel usually gravitates toward laid back R&B, and initially wrote the song to a slower melody. However, after a couple of months of sitting with the song, she decided it sounded better as an uptempo dance song. Full Force and Norel collaborated to come up with a sound that fit the vibe of the song and will have listeners hitting repeat over and over.
“Norel writing and singing this fantastic song and incorporating the chorus hook of our original song, “I Wonder If I Take You Home,” is a great honor, especially since her beloved father, the late Steve Salem was ours & Lisa Lisa’s co-manager at the time. It was Steve that encouraged us as a group to write and produce for other people. For us to produce this Record by his daughter, the talented Norel Salem, gives us great joy and happiness, as we know Steve is up in heaven smiling down upon us giving us that Heaven to Earth CONTACT.”- Bowlegged Lou (Full Force)
Norel’s first experience with writing was through poetry. While she found expressing herself through poetry to be fulfilling, applying that same level of devotion and passion to songwriting is when Norel fully realized what she wanted to do with her life. As the years went on, Norel encountered deep experiences such as heartbreak, grief, and needing to find strength against all odds. Her latest single “Contact” is just the first of many songs in her catalog that expresses all these feelings and more. Listeners who follow Norel throughout her musical journey won’t be disappointed.

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Contemporary Jazz/R&B legends Pieces Of A Dream, Announce their mentorship and collaboration with 12-year old piano prodigy, Justin-Lee Schultz

Pieces Of A Dream founders: James Lloyd (left), and Curtis Harmon (right), along with Justin-Lee Schultz together

“Justin reminds me of us when we were his age,” adds Harmon. “Grover took us under his wing and it catapulted our careers.

EDISON, N.J. (PRWEB) October 28, 2019
The Groundbreaking contemporary jazz/R&B band Pieces of a Dream has enjoyed a storied career lasting more than four decades. Despite their worldwide success and countless accolades, they’ve never for a second forgotten the jazz icon who helped propel them to stardom. The late, great saxophonist Grover Washington Jr. took the Philadelphia-born band under his wing when the founding members were still just teenagers, offering vital mentor-ship in both music and life.
Now the group’s co-founders, James Lloyd and Curtis Harmon, are proud to pay that generosity forward. Pieces of a Dream is proud to announce their association with the young pianist Justin-Lee Schultz, who at just 12 years of age showcases not only a remarkable virtuosity but a profound artistic maturity. In the coming years Lloyd and Harmon plan to perform and record with Schultz, both under the auspices of Pieces of a Dream and in Schultz’s own burgeoning career, providing the same crucial guidance and mentor-ship that Washington offered in the early stages of their own musical journey.
“Grover taught us a lot, not just about music but about the personal side of the industry,” says Lloyd, who was just 14 when he first caught the ear of the revered saxophonist. “His mentor-ship was a huge part of how we came to be here and why we’re still here. I want to perpetuate that for Justin, help and guide him the way that Grover did for us. It just feels like a natural evolution.”
“He reminds me of us when we were his age,” adds Harmon. “Grover took us under his wing and catapulted our careers into a totally different level. I feel that because this young man is such a great talent, it gives us the opportunity to do the same for somebody else. If we can possibly help change the life of someone who is already going in a positive direction, then I’m all for it.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW_5jg7O6ms
Justin-Lee Schultz was born in 2007 in Johannesburg, South Africa, and began playing keyboards in 2012, when he was 5. Intimately familiar with the obstacles faced by a professional musician, Schultz’s guitarist father Julius hoped his children would choose a different path. It was soon apparent, however, that both were gifted; his daughter Jamie Leigh took to the drums, while Justin quickly evidenced a talent well beyond his years and experience.
“I know the music industry, so I was crossing my fingers hoping that they wouldn’t play,” Julius says. “But within the first six months that he played the piano, Justin was playing jazz standards on a third-year university level. I would give him stuff that I thought was discouraging to play, like John Coltrane’s ‘Giant Steps,’ which is known as one of the most difficult jazz standards. But he sat down and started playing the melody – and then he started playing John Coltrane’s solo. That’s when I knew that he was a monster.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N8rWhHKSpY&list=RD9N8rWhHKSpY&start_radio=1
Hoping to find better opportunities for his children, Schultz moved the family to Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2015. Through social media, Justin and Jamie Leigh began to catch the world’s attention, resulting in appearances on Harry Connick Jr.’s television show as the talent showcase Little Big Shots. It was through the Flautist Alex Zonjic that James Lloyd was introduced to Justin’s prodigious talents, and beyond, recognizing his virtuosity felt an instant connection.
“Justin’s impressive for his age, but he’s not going to be playing with Pieces of a Dream because of that,” Lloyd says. “The biggest requirement for anybody getting on stage with Pieces, even more than their talent is their heart, their personality and their vibe. Justin has so much sheer joy for playing. He’s definitely a bit of an old soul, and I immediately just adopted him as my nephew.”
As important as sharing Justin’s talents with the world is to Lloyd and Harmon, it’s just as vital that he enjoy his childhood – that playing music remains a source of fun and joy. “We definitely enjoyed our career when Grover took us on,” Harmon says. “Justin has the seriousness about his craft, he has the drive to do what he wants to do, and he has more than enough talent to play with us. He definitely has to do the work, but we also want him to have fun with us, on and off the stage.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peRkQ4bM1WQ
Schultz will join Pieces of a Dream during select dates on the band’s 2020 world tour, and all involved hope to take the relationship far beyond those performances. Both Lloyd and Harmon look forward to helping Justin in the recording studio as he embarks on what promises to be a stunning career in music.
“I think he has a gift from God,” Lloyd says. “Justin’s talent is a blessing. He was meant to be here to inspire people and spread joy, and we were meant to meet up with him at this time so that our paths could join. It doesn’t seem like that long ago that we were suddenly learning how to write songs. At this point we now have a chance to bring that full circle and perpetuate it into the future.”
For more information and 2019-2020 tour schedule, visit:Piecesofadream.netPieces of a Dream on FacebookOr contact Pieces Of A Dream Management: (410) 963-3700

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