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City of Palm Springs Launches Fundraising Campaign to Restore Historic Plaza Theatre

The City of Palm Springs recently launched a capital campaign to fully restore one of its most iconic buildings – the Plaza Theatre in Downtown Palm Springs. This historic theatre has played an impressive role in Palm Springs much like the Radio City Music Hall has in New York. When the restoration is complete, the Plaza Theatre will be poised to continue to provide the city and its visitors with top notch entertainment for many years to come.(PRWeb February 10, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/city_of_palm_springs_launches_fundraising_campaign_to_restore_historic_plaza_theatre/prweb16872072.htm

Innovative Brexit Coin Marks Historic 'Brexit' of the UK From the EU

Struck with a special fissure across the face, this coin is made to symbolically break in half and is available in the U.S. exclusively from ModernCoinMart and GovMint.com
Press Release – updated: Jan 31, 2020 17:51 EST

BURNSVILLE, Minn., January 31, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Asset Marketing Services announces a coin to mark the end of an era – the world’s first “Break-it Brexit” legal tender coin is now available to those wishing to commemorate the United Kingdom’s “Brexit” from the rest of the European Union.
The innovative coin design features the flags and currencies of the United Kingdom and European Union. A unique fissure divides the two images. While it’s not recommended, the design of the coin can literally be snapped in half if the owner desires. 
As an official legal tender of Liberia, the obverse features the Liberian Coat of Arms, in addition to the 2020-year date and the denomination.
“This is a significant moment in the proud history of one of the world’s great major superpowers. The Brexit coin gives collectors a chance to own an important piece of this history, a unique commemorative that will be cherished for a lifetime…” said Jim Brophy, Senior Manager of Merchandising at Asset Marketing Services. “We are proud to have secured the U.S. exclusivity on this first-ever release, and we encourage those interested in this historic collectible to order quickly as there is a very limited number of coins available.”
The Break-It Brexit Coin has been strictly limited to only 3,000 of the silver and 10,000 of the brass coins. GovMint.com and ModernCoinMart, brands of Asset Marketing Services, are the exclusive U.S. distributors for the coins.
For more information about the Brexit coin and to purchase, visit moderncoinmart.com or govmint.com.
About Asset Marketing Services
Since 1984, Asset Marketing Services, LLC (AMS) has provided collectors, history buffs and others with ancient coins that date back more than 2,000 years to the latest three-dimensional works of modern coin art and everything in between. For more information, visit amsi-corp.com.
Media Contact
Jim Brophy, Senior Manager of MerchandisingJBrophy@amsi-corp.com
Source: Asset Marketing Services

2020 NIOSA® Medal On Sale Now; NIOSA is the top fundraiser for historic preservation in the nation

2020 NIOSA Medal

Through the magic of 200-plus food, drink booths; 14 live musical acts; games; decorations and 10,000+ volunteers, ‘A Night In Old San Antonio’ brings the city’s heritage alive. This medal is dedicated to the volunteers who make NIOSA the country’s largest fundraiser for historic preservation.

SAN ANTONIO (PRWEB) January 31, 2020
The 2020 NIOSA® medal is now on sale, with all proceed benefitting historic preservation.
“A Night In Old San Antonio®” is solely sponsored by and benefits The Conservation Society of San Antonio (one of the nation’s oldest and most active historic preservation organizations). NIOSA is the top fundraiser for historic preservation in the nation and truly lives up to its motto as a “Celebration for Preservation.” It will occur April 21-24, 2020, from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. nightly during the city’s Fiesta San Antonio® celebration.
The medal concept was designed by the NIOSA team with “lots of artistic help” from Monarch Trophy designer David Durbin.
“The inspiration for the medal is NIOSA’s beautiful new logo which features our beloved cascarone, bursting open with confetti,” says Schoenert. “The gorgeous folk art birds that dangle from the medal will remind people of NIOSA’s and San Antonio’s rich cultural arts since they mimic the birds of paradise found on Amate bark paintings.”
The medals are on sale for $12 at:
Now until sold out – NIOSA website at http://www.niosa.org
Now until sold out – NIOSA office, 227 S. Presa, weekdays between 9 am and 4 pm
Feb 3 until sold out – The Fiesta Store, 2611 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78215
April 21-24 – During NIOSA in NIOSA souvenir booths, while supplies last
FYI: NIOSA tickets go on sale March 2
The new NIOSA logo will be featured on most 2020 NIOSA souvenirs
For more information, call 210-226-5188, visit http://www.niosa.org, email niosa@niosa.org or follow NIOSA on Facebook.
MORE: Through the magic of 200-plus food, drink and atmosphere booths; 14 continuous live musical acts; children’s games; decorations; souvenirs; and 10,000+ volunteers, NIOSA brings the city’s heritage alive in 15 areas. NIOSA occurs downtown on the grounds of La Villita National Historic District, bounded by the San Antonio River and Alamo, Nueva and Presa streets (approximately five acres). Children 12 and under are not charged admission when accompanied by an adult. Discount advance tickets and e-tickets will be available at http://www.niosa.org and at locations around San Antonio as of March 2, 2020.
“A Night In Old San Antonio” celebrates the city’s diverse cultural legacy through its 15 cultural areas: Mission Trail (early years of the San Antonio Missions); Arneson Theatre (amphitheater built in 1941 into the natural curve of the city’s river bank); China Town; Clown Alley; French Quarter; Froggy Bottom (cultural contributions of African-Americans); Frontier Town; Haymarket (produce and livestock markets near San Fernando Cathedral during the city’s Spanish Colonial period); International Walkway (showcases different ethnic groups that developed San Antonio’s unique heritage); Irish Flats; Main Street USA; Mexican Market; Sauerkraut Bend; South of the Border (Northern Mexico influences); and Villa España (Spanish and Canary Islanders heritage).
What makes NIOSA unique from festivals around the world?
Food items are created, perfected, and prepared by NIOSA volunteers on-site and truly reflect the areas where they can be found. Many dishes can only be enjoyed at NIOSA.
All booths are run by Conservation Society volunteers; many are second or third generations of a family. Volunteers come from all over the country to work at NIOSA.
On the average, NIOSA revelers annually consume over 13500 lbs. of beef; 11,000 lbs. of chicken; 4,200 lbs. of sausage; 3,800 turkey legs; 25,000 buns, rolls and bolillos; 25,000 tortillas; 1,400 lbs. of masa; 5,300 tamales; 11,200 lbs. of fruits and vegetables; and 800 lbs. of guacamole.
All musical acts play all night, every night, of NIOSA
In the past ten years alone, more than $12 million has been netted at NIOSA to enable the Conservation Society to continue its 95-year mission of preserving historic buildings, objects, places and customs relating to the history of Texas and all that is admirably distinctive to the state. Beginning with efforts to prevent historic structures from being razed and to preserve such unique sites as the city’s Spanish Colonial missions, the society has been responsible for saving most of the historic attractions that now make San Antonio one of the top tourist destinations in Texas. Out of the roughly $1.5 million netted annually at NIOSA, proceeds support restoration and preservation of historic properties, parks, waterways and tangible cultural heritage of the city and neighboring counties, as well as education and advocacy programs such as the Heritage Education tours, seminars, grants, scholarships, a resource library and its two house museums.
Two stellar examples of the Conservation Society’s significance and diligence are its:
decades-long campaign to conserve the San Antonio’s five Franciscan Missions. Society members purchased items ranging from aqueducts and farmland to the bronze-medallioned door of the San José Granary. It also brokered the establishment of a state park at San José Mission with the Catholic Church in 1941. In 1978 the Society was critical in the creation of the National Historical Park, and in 2006 launched the UNESCO World Heritage nomination that led to the Missions’ inscription in 2015—the only World Heritage Site in Texas.
The first Woolworth’s lunch counter to peacefully and voluntarily integrate during the sit-in movement was at Alamo and Houston Streets in San Antonio. The Conservation Society has been working with the Coalition for the Woolworth Building over the last year to save this landmark as part of the new Alamo Museum. The Coalition—made of the NAACP, San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum, Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, West Side Preservation Alliance, San Antonio Growth for the East Side and others—released a compromise plan in May 2019 illustrating how the Woolworth Building could be incorporated into a new Alamo museum. The Society successfully nominated the Woolworth Bldg. as a State Antiquities Landmark in 2019.
NIOSA chairman Terry Schoenert—elected by the Conservation Society in July 2019 as its Fourth Vice President/NIOSA Chairman—volunteers her time all year to plan and coordinate the event, assisted by four NIOSA vice chairs (Dee Wright, Julie Terrell, Lisa Pierce and Deborah Lund) and NIOSA Treasurer Jana Foreman—also volunteers. They oversee the other 10,000 volunteers who contribute more than 74,000 volunteer hours to make NIOSA happen.
“A Night In Old San Antonio®” (NIOSA®) again earned in 2020 one of the highest certifications from the City of San Antonio based on its Green Events Ordinance sustainable policies for medium and large-scale events. In 2011, NIOSA earned the “Platinum Status” in the city’s Fiesta Verde program, the first organization in the city to do so.
NOTES: High-resolution digital images of the medal are available from Jeanne Albrecht at 210-392-9047 or jca@jeannebiz.com.
Complimentary NIOSA media credentials must be coordinated through Jeanne Albrecht; NIOSA does not accept Fiesta SA media passes.
MEDIA CONTACT: Jeanne Albrecht210-392-9047jca@jeannebiz.com

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