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Bösendorfer Architecture Series “Secession” Concert Grand Debuts at the 2020 NAMM Show

Bösendorfer Secession 214VC Vienna Concert Grand Piano

“This grand piano is a sincere tribute to precious materials and Secessionist art, not only beautiful in design, but also possessing the incomparable Bösendorfer sound with its unparalleled tonal color,” says Gary Klugman, director of marketing, Keyboards, Yamaha Corporation of America.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (PRWEB) January 27, 2020
Bösendorfer will unveil the Secession 214VC Vienna Concert grand piano, the first in the company’s Architecture Series, at the 2020 NAMM Show in Anaheim being held January 16-19, 2020.
The Secession 214VC combines technology, design and craftsmanship into a seamless synthesis of the arts that exudes the spirit of unity in diversity. As a collector’s item, the model is limited to 21 instruments worldwide.
Since Bösendorfer’s founding, famous architects including Theophil Hansen, Anton Grosser, Josef Hoffmann, Josef Frank and Hans Hollein have designed grand pianos for the company. The tradition now resumes with the Secession, inspired and named for the most revered edifice in Vienna today.
More than just a building, the Secession is a cultural movement encompassing an artists’ association, a philosophy and an architectural and design style, often referred to as Viennese Art Nouveau. The building’s focal point is a 30-foot dome covered in handcrafted golden laurel leaves.
The Bösendorfer Secession takes this towering symbol of the Secession in ornamental form from the façade and replicates it in 23-karat gold on the classic black background of the lid. The cast frame continues this shine with 23-karat gold plating. Both the inside of the inner rim and the pinblock echo the tender green shade from under the dome. “Ver Sacrum” (Holy Spring), the Secession movement’s motto, is engraved letter-by-letter in the music stand and is also gilded with 23-karat gold. Additional elements from the Secession building adorn the legs of the grand piano, with hand-gilded lines framing the lid edge and lyre box.
“This grand piano is a sincere tribute to precious materials and Secessionist art, not only beautiful in design, but also possessing the incomparable Bösendorfer sound with its unparalleled tonal color,” says Gary Klugman, director of marketing, Keyboards, Yamaha Corporation of America. “Traditional Austrian craftsmanship and heritage perfectly complement the Secession’s inimitable Viennese Art Nouveau style, reflecting a convergence of all levels of Austrian culture — art, music and craftsmanship.”
Pricing and AvailabilityBösendorfer Secession 214VC Vienna Concert grand piano (MSRP: $248,999.00) will ship in January.
For more information, visit the Yamaha Booth at the 2020 NAMM Show in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Marquis Ballroom, January 16-19, 2020, or visit https://www.boesendorfer.com/en
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About BösendorferBösendorfer was founded in 1828 in Vienna, Austria and has been the instrument of choice for many of the world’s most famous artists and composers. This limited production, handcrafted instrument remains one of the most sought-after instruments for musicians, institutions, and piano enthusiasts worldwide.

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Woolpert and Optimal GEO JV Wins MAPPS Grand Award for Lidar Collection After Hurricane Maria

Optimal GEO COO Mark Brooks (left) and Woolpert Geospatial Program Director Mike Meiser accept their MAPPS Grand Award.

“Woolpert and Optimal GEO are honored to support the great work of the USACE and JALBTCX by collecting this data, which has proved to be an invaluable tool in preparing for and recovering from natural disasters such as this.”

HONOLULU (PRWEB) January 27, 2020
Woolpert and Optimal GEO were presented with the MAPPS Award for Data Acquisition & Processing and the MAPPS Grand Award for their “Hurricane Maria: Rapid-Response Lidar Collection” project at the organization’s 13th annual Geospatial Excellence Awards, held last week in Honolulu. The project was performed by WMR-532, the joint venture of Woolpert and Optimal GEO, in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX).
For this project, WMR-532 collected topographic and bathymetric lidar, digital imagery and hyperspectral imagery data along the Puerto Rico coastline after Hurricane Maria hit the island in September 2017. The perishable data and imagery helped local, state and federal decision-makers assess immediate post-storm damage to aid in response, recovery and resilience efforts, and to help the island better prepare for and mitigate the impact of future storms.
Woolpert Geospatial Program Director Mike Meiser and Optimal GEO Chief Operating Officer Mark Brooks accepted the award on behalf of the firms.
“Woolpert and Optimal GEO are honored to support the great work of the USACE and JALBTCX by collecting this data, which has proved to be an invaluable tool in preparing for and recovering from natural disasters such as this,” Meiser said.
MAPPS is an organization of more than 100 private-sector firms that have thought leaders in geospatial fields that include mapping, surveying, photogrammetry, remote sensing, hydrography, and GPS and GIS data collection.
“The Hurricane Maria project was successful due to the combined efforts and capabilities of Woolpert and Optimal GEO in collaboration with JALBTCX personnel on the ground in Puerto Rico,” Brooks said. “We’re pleased that MAPPS recognized the entire team with the Grand Award.”
About WoolpertWoolpert is committed to a vision to become the premier architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm, and one of the best companies in the country. It’s a vision we’ve been fine-tuning for decades. It guides our decisions and investments, provides our clients with optimal solutions and offers our employees unrivaled opportunities. Woolpert is recognized as a Great Place to Work by its employees and is America’s fastest growing AEG firm. With more than a century of experience, close to 1,000 employees and 30 offices, Woolpert supports public, private, federal, and U.S. military clients nationally and around the globe. For more information, visit woolpert.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
About Optimal GEOOptimal GEO is a small business geospatial firm that specializes in executing a full range of geospatial services including Photogrammetric Mapping, Orthoimagery, Lidar, GIS, and GEOINT. Our team is well versed and has a long history in providing these services to the defense and intelligence communities. As a passionate and exceedingly capable small business, we stand together with our clients from the development of their goals, through technical project execution and identification of future geospatial strategies. Having an in-depth knowledge of a broad range of geospatial data, products and services affords Optimal GEO the ability to communicate and implement solutions with an understanding of the interoperability and opportunities today’s geospatial marketplace affords. From the collection of Lidar to produce highly accurate topographic and bathymetric data to the design and development of mobile GIS and web apps we are dedicated to advancing your geospatial program. Optimal GEO provides expert guidance in geospatial solutions that put the needs of the end user up front while saving clients time and money through the streamlining of resources. Optimal GEO’s clients include federal and state government entities including the United States Department of Defense. For more information, visit optimalgeo.com or call 256-882-7788.

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Author Charles Gautschy III’s new book “The Grand Theft Games: Revenge of the Lawman” is a thoroughly engrossing work of dystopian fantasy.

NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 27, 2020
The family of the late Charles Gautschy III, an engineer and father of two sons who lived with his wife of thirty years on their ranch in Katy, Texas, has published his latest book “The Grand Theft Games: Revenge of the Lawman”: a darkly post-apocalyptic fantasy that keeps the pages turning until the stunning conclusion.
Charles writes, “I am the Lawman. Below is my creed. Like a religious creed, it is chanted, so I remember, in exacting detail, everything I believed. All my actions.
I once had two milliseconds of love. Then they were removed from me. I can most assuredly attest that it’s not better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Love fueled my excruciating anger. And then anger’s loyal bedfellow. Revenge. Love turned me into a hate-fueled monster. To the perpetrators, it was merely a game. Even if the authorities knew who the were, there were no lawmen to punish them. I was without hope, without retribution. I was strapped in a straitjacket with only memories to taunt my immobilized carcass. So I did what any brave soul would do. I went about the slow business of killing myself. Then as foretold by Edgar Allen Poe:
ONCE upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping…It wasn’t a Raven. It was a hovering prophet from the past. It had a message for me: ‘Son. She’s buried alive. She’s running out of time. Find her. She can do anything.’
I found her grave deep in the Atlantic Ocean where I would live during her revival. If she could do anything, I knew what I wanted her to do. Remove the straitjacket that bound me. I brought her back to life. We created marionette ghouls that were inspired by unnatural genetic instinct. They avenged my lost love. I labeled myself the Lawman and lived a villainous comic book hero’s quest for revenge. We killed every last one of them. Playing the puppet master, we tweaked the strings of my unnatural creatures. Our monsters escaped and mutated into viral, roaming death with a zombie’s lack of empathy.
Revenge is not a cold meal. Revenge is a warm fillet cut with a butter knife; it’s seasoned with blood for just the right amount of saltiness. The blood has to be fresh; it needs to be deoxygenated through the screams of its donor.
I am the Lawman. That is my creed. My confession.”Published by Page Publishing, Charles Gautschy III’s engrossing book is a thought-provoking story of love and loss, grief and vengeance in an apocalyptic world.Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase“The Grand Theft Games: Revenge of the Lawman” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.
For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.
About Page Publishing:
Page Publishing is a traditional, full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create – not mired in logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and so on. Page’s accomplished writers and publishing professionals allow authors to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues to focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at http://www.pagepublishing.com.

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Author Charles Gautschy III’s new book “The Grand Theft Games: Revenge of the Lawman” is a thoroughly engrossing work of dystopian fantasy.

NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 27, 2020
The family of the late Charles Gautschy III, an engineer and father of two sons who lived with his wife of thirty years on their ranch in Katy, Texas, has published his latest book “The Grand Theft Games: Revenge of the Lawman”: a darkly post-apocalyptic fantasy that keeps the pages turning until the stunning conclusion.
Charles writes, “I am the Lawman. Below is my creed. Like a religious creed, it is chanted, so I remember, in exacting detail, everything I believed. All my actions.
I once had two milliseconds of love. Then they were removed from me. I can most assuredly attest that it’s not better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Love fueled my excruciating anger. And then anger’s loyal bedfellow. Revenge. Love turned me into a hate-fueled monster. To the perpetrators, it was merely a game. Even if the authorities knew who the were, there were no lawmen to punish them. I was without hope, without retribution. I was strapped in a straitjacket with only memories to taunt my immobilized carcass. So I did what any brave soul would do. I went about the slow business of killing myself. Then as foretold by Edgar Allen Poe:
ONCE upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping…It wasn’t a Raven. It was a hovering prophet from the past. It had a message for me: ‘Son. She’s buried alive. She’s running out of time. Find her. She can do anything.’
I found her grave deep in the Atlantic Ocean where I would live during her revival. If she could do anything, I knew what I wanted her to do. Remove the straitjacket that bound me. I brought her back to life. We created marionette ghouls that were inspired by unnatural genetic instinct. They avenged my lost love. I labeled myself the Lawman and lived a villainous comic book hero’s quest for revenge. We killed every last one of them. Playing the puppet master, we tweaked the strings of my unnatural creatures. Our monsters escaped and mutated into viral, roaming death with a zombie’s lack of empathy.
Revenge is not a cold meal. Revenge is a warm fillet cut with a butter knife; it’s seasoned with blood for just the right amount of saltiness. The blood has to be fresh; it needs to be deoxygenated through the screams of its donor.
I am the Lawman. That is my creed. My confession.”Published by Page Publishing, Charles Gautschy III’s engrossing book is a thought-provoking story of love and loss, grief and vengeance in an apocalyptic world.Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase“The Grand Theft Games: Revenge of the Lawman” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.
For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.
About Page Publishing:
Page Publishing is a traditional, full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create – not mired in logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and so on. Page’s accomplished writers and publishing professionals allow authors to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues to focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at http://www.pagepublishing.com.

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Andy’s Altitude 1291 Grand Opening

Andy’s Altitude 1291 is now open in Midwest City. They’re taking entertainment to new heights with offerings including LED bowling, laser tag, a rock wall, arcade games, bumper cars, and virtual reality.(PRWeb January 24, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/andy_s_altitude_1291_grand_opening/prweb16851733.htm

AltMed Florida to Open Three Dispensaries in 24 Hours – with Grand Openings of MÜV™ Dispensaries in Lutz Jan. 24 plus Tallahassee and Sebastian Jan. 25

We are proud that Florida patients are choosing our dispensaries thanks to our modern open-concept retail experience, professional service and our unmatched product quality.

SARASOTA, Fla. (PRWEB) January 22, 2020
AltMed Florida, the fastest growing Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC) in Florida (source: OMMU), is the first ever to open three dispensaries in 24 hours.
Three new MÜV™ Medical Cannabis Dispensaries will have grand openings in Lutz, Tallahassee and Sebastian:
    Lutz (Tampa Bay) – 10 a.m. Friday Jan. 24. Address: 21126 State Rd. 54, Suite 104, Lutz
    Tallahassee – 9:30 a.m. Saturday Jan. 25. Address: 2711 Blair Stone Rd., Tallahassee
    Sebastian (Vero Beach) – 9:30 a.m. Saturday Jan. 25. Address: 1701 US 1, Sebastian
With 16 dispensaries, AltMed Florida has accelerated its reach and is on pace to open 40 dispensaries statewide. More than 60,000 patients have visited MÜV Dispensaries. MÜV Dispensaries have the second highest market share in the state ahead of multiple companies with twice as many locations.
“We are proud that Florida patients are choosing our dispensaries thanks to our modern open-concept retail experience, professional service and our unmatched product quality,” said AltMed Director of Corporate Affairs Todd Beckwith. “As a Florida owned company, we take our obligation to serve patients across the state very seriously, as exemplified by becoming the first to open three dispensaries in 24 hours. From the Panhandle to Tampa Bay to the central east coast this weekend, and with new dispensaries in the works in every corner of Florida, our team is working tirelessly to give patients local access to our MÜV products throughout the state.”
This Friday, AltMed Florida will open its fourth Tampa Bay area MÜV in Lutz, serving patients in nearby Wesley Chapel and Land O’Lakes, and this Saturday, its first central east coast dispensary opens in Sebastian and the first Panhandle location opens in Tallahassee.
The new Tallahassee dispensary, a former bank building, includes a drive-thru (MÜV-thru) window for added convenience for customers, and is located just off Apalachee Parkway near Governors Square Mall, only a few minutes from the Florida State Capitol.
The new Sebastian MÜV Dispensary, located north of Vero Beach and just east of Interstate 95, allows AltMed to provide further access up and down the east coast – joining dispensaries in Jax Beach, south to Wellington/West Palm and Deerfield… with more locations in development.
During the three grand openings, all licensed Florida medical cannabis patients will receive 25 percent off their entire first purchase and the first 100 patients will receive a MÜV SWAG bag with their purchase. Patients can also order online at muvfl.com for express pickup or delivery.
MÜV Dispensaries offer an extensive selection of award-winning products including flower, pre-rolls, a wide range of vaporizer pens, metered dose inhalers, topicals, oral sprays, patent-pending encapsulation formulations in its Tinctures, 72-Hour Transdermal patches and transdermal gels. MÜV is also recognized for having one of the widest selections of concentrates for patients’ needing macro-dosing options.
“Our dispensaries set the standard for quality products, service and overall patient experience at our current locations and we’re excited to offer our premium MÜV medical cannabis brand to even more patients as we expand our presence across Florida,” said AltMed Florida CEO John Tipton. “Our MÜV dispensaries are unlike any in the state and we’re excited to invite licensed patients who live in or near Lutz, Tallahassee and Sebastian to visit our newest state-of-the-art locations.”
Like AltMed Florida’s 13 existing locations (Apollo Beach, Clearwater, Deerfield Beach, Fort Myers, Gainesville, Jacksonville/San Marco, Jacksonville Beach, Lakeland, Longwood/Orlando, Downtown Orlando, Sarasota, Tampa and Wellington/West Palm), the new MÜV Dispensaries stand out from others because they are designed as a premium experience: think Apple Store, with a modern, open-concept design and expert staff with extensive training.
The MÜV brand already has a wide following in other legal medical cannabis markets, including Arizona, where it has won five Best of Arizona medical cannabis awards. MÜV products are sold exclusively in Florida at MÜV dispensaries because, unlike other states, Florida does not allow wholesale of product between license holders – only products that license holders make themselves can be sold in their dispensaries.
For more information about the new ADA-compliant MÜV Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, including hours and available MÜV products, visit muvfl.com.
AltMed Florida is on pace to open 40 MÜV Medical Cannabis Dispensaries across the state, all supplied by its 200,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art cultivation facility. Visit this link for images of AltMed Florida’s cultivation operations and watch this brief video to see what makes AltMed Florida and its MÜV™ Medical Cannabis Dispensaries stand out.
About Plants of Ruskin, LLC – d.b.a. AltMed Florida, LLC – With a focus on quality and attention to detail, Plants of Ruskin has more than 35 years of experience in providing seedlings to farmers for vegetable and medical product production. Plants of Ruskin founders, the Dickman Family, are 4th generation farmers with a long history of working in conjunction with the University of Florida, including an endowed chair specifically dedicated to plant improvement.
About AltMed Enterprises – Alternative Medical Enterprises, LLC, headquartered in Sarasota, FL and doing business as AltMed Enterprises, is a fully integrated medical cannabis company that brings compassion, community engagement and pharmaceutical industry precision to the development, production and dispensing of medical cannabinoids.
About MÜV™ – The MÜV brand of cannabis infused products was launched in Arizona in 2016 and quickly gained international attention and recognition. In its first six months alone, MÜV received four best of Arizona medical cannabis awards, including two first prizes for its proprietary Ethanol extractions that are the basis of all MÜV products.
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Sophisticated Appeal Highlights Brandenberry’s Recent Addition, the Grand Island Buffet

Custom-built by Amish cabinetmakers using solid hardwood, the Grand Island Buffet is as sturdy and durable as it’s eye-catching and sophisticated.

The Grand Island Buffet will seamlessly integrate with existing furniture in upscale dining rooms.

SHIPSHEWANA, Ind. (PRWEB) January 22, 2020
Occasionally a new line of furniture emerges that goes over the top in sophistication, features and appeal, and the recently-released Grand Island Buffet from Brandenberry Amish Furniture is such an item.
The buffet catches the eye with its raised panel doors and sides, graceful arches and dark stain – complemented by silver hardware. According to Floyd Eash, a furniture consultant at Brandenberry Furniture, “the Grand Island Buffet will seamlessly integrate with existing furniture in upscale dining rooms”.
All three drawers open fully extended. So homeowners and other users can enjoy easy access to every corner of each drawer. This convenience is not available with drawers that open only partway. Also, dovetail drawer joints enhance strength and durability. What’s more, the builders placed an adjustable shelf behind each door, for added flexibility in arranging stored items.
As with other pieces from Brandenberry Amish Furniture, the Grand Island Buffet is conscientiously handcrafted by Amish men. Amish craftsmen use quality regional hardwoods, such as oak, maple, cherry and hickory. In addition, the Amish builders integrate tried-and-proven woodworking skills handed down from their ancestors making the Grand Island Buffet a potential family heirloom.
Brandenberry offers the Grand Island Buffet finished or unfinished. Also, homeowners can customize the buffet to their specifications. Custom preferences include the wood specie, finish, hardware and finished size.
The Grand Island Buffet can be ordered or customers can visit Brandenberry’s furniture in Shipshewana, Indiana. The store is located at 1045 N. State Road 5 in Shipshewana, at the intersection of State Road 5 and US 20, near the Indiana Toll Road. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment.
About Brandenberry Amish Furniture:Brandenberry Furniture opened its doors in 2008. The Brandenberry Furniture concept allows customers to design the furniture of their dreams…to explore the rich woods and stains that only nature can offer. Nothing matches the feel, the smell and the weight of hickory, oak, cherry, maple…real woods that come to life in an Amish handcrafted piece. They are meant to last a lifetime and beyond.
Whether a customer’s favorite style is Mission, Traditional, Modern or something in between, if Brandenberry Furniture doesn’t carry it, their craftsmen will build it to specification.
Brandenberry Furniture offers everything from bedroom and dining collections to home accessories, patio and exclusive furniture pieces. Browse our easy-to-use website with detailed photographs and information, and you’ll find furniture categorized by room (including family room, dining room, bedroom, office, children’s) as well as by wood species (including oak, hickory, cherry, elm, maple, pine and cedar) and style.

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