Hollywood Swag Bag to Gift Talent at Luxury Hotels Screen Actors Guild Awards Weekend

2018 Hollywood Swag Bag Luxury Hotel Gift Bags in Honor of Screen Actors Guild Awards Weekend

Hollywood Swag Bag creates gifts for celebrity rooms at luxury hotels in Beverly Hills this weekend.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA, UNITED STATES, January 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Hollywood Swag Bag (www.hollywoodswagbag.com) will be providing gifts for the nominees and talent staying at luxury hotels in the Beverly Hills area for Screen Actors Guild Awards Weekend. The talent will receive their luxuries in the comfort of their own hotel rooms.

The swag bag is valued at $1500.00 this year and includes an assortment of brands from Australia and Brazil as well as local brands.

Past recipients of Hollywood Swag Bag's Four Seasons Gift Bags include Oprah Winfrey, Brie Larson, Michelle Williams, Ann Dowd, William H. Macy, Morgan Freeman and more.

Gifting participants for 2018 include: Perla Natural Teeth Whitening, a collection of Flip Flops by Samba Sol, Diana Ralys Skin Health as well as a gift certificate to Radiance Wellness Spa, www.drskinhealth.com, Lady Amber's Reviews & PR 4 book collection Shift by Karina Espinosa, Push & Pull by Emily Cyr, Where I End by Michelle Dare and Nothing Ventured by USA Today Bestselling Author, Kristen Luciani, Hand-blown water glasses by Cheryl Saban Designs, www.cherylsaban.com

Nominees and talent will also receive an assortment of assortment of Seasnax, www.seasnax.com, Carolyn Cranwell's book Navigating Alzheimer's, www.navigating-alzheimers.com, iStorage Datashur Pro hardware encrypted, PIN authenticated USB drives, istorage-uk.com, chocolate truffles by Sugar 2.0, www.sugar2pt0.com, and Classic Tola Bags by Olori, www.beolori.com, African Inspired Handbags that inspire women. All of these gorgeous gifts will be presented in a Chuchka Neoprene Totes from Australia, www.chuchka.com.au. Gift bags procured by Hollywood Swag Bag and Celebrity Hollywood Gifting in Australia.

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Hollywood Swag Bag www.hollywoodswagbag.com in conjunction with www.hollywoodbaskets.com is a luxury gifting company that represents various brands from US and worldwide to provide gifts to celebrities through luxury hotels in Los Angeles and New York.

Hollywood Swag Bag is in no way associated with The Screen Actors Guild, SAG/AFTRA or any of its affiliates.

Lisa Gal
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Eat, Pray, Doula Announces 2018 Retreats in Bali, Indonesia

The world's leading doula trainer, Debra Pascali-Bonaro, and CNN hero/midwife Robin Lim are proud to announce this year's doula training retreats in Bali.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Since 2012, Debra Pascali-Bonaro and Robin Lim have hosted week-long retreats in Bali, Indonesia, in the town of Ubud, known for its serenity, spirituality and prolific yoga scene.

This is a DONA Approved Birth Doula Workshop and will count as completion of 3 of the requirements of a DONA International Birth Doula Certification.

The Gentle Birth doula training retreat is offered from April 6-14. This is perfect for people wanting to learn the basics of being a doula. The Postpartum doula retreat goes from May 1-8, offering postpartum doula training.

Those who take the workshop do not need a professional background in birth, but should have the following: interest in supporting new families during the postpartum period, supporting breastfeeding, a love of newborn babies, and a desire to work with women or couples during this most meaningful and transitional time in their lives; emotional maturity, stamina, and reliability.

For more information, visit https://www.eatpraydoula.com

Russell Michelson
Eat, Pray, Doula
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BluePay Enhances Credit Card Processing Solution for Hotel & Lodging Merchant Accounts

BluePay, a leading gateway and merchant accounts provider, has bolstered the functionality of its hotel and lodging credit card processing solution.

NAPERVILLE, IL, UNITED STATES, January 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — BluePay, a leading gateway and merchant accounts provider, has bolstered the functionality of its hotel and lodging credit card processing solution by adding specific industry-related addenda for improved data collection on each transaction for all applicable card types.

Through the hotel point of sale software, merchants can now pass through additional details to the BluePay Gateway such as folio number, room number, arrival date, and departure. Using the lodging data fields, transactions are routed to an appropriate interchange category, reducing the risk of downgrades and lowering processing costs.

"With every new technology development and product enhancement, our goal is to deliver a service that will provide the most value to our merchants," commented Jeffrey Punzel, Senior Product Manager at BluePay. "By offering this level of credit card processing for our hotel and lodging merchants, BluePay is able to deliver lower processing rates, while also providing the detailed reporting hotel managers and innkeepers need to streamline business operations."

For more information on BluePay's hotel and lodging credit card processing solutions, click here.

About BluePay: BluePay, a First Data company, is a leading provider of technology-enabled payment processing for merchants in the United States and Canada. Through physical POS, online, and mobile interfaces, as well as CRM and ERP software integrations, BluePay processes business-to-consumer and business-to-business payments while providing real-time settlement, reporting, and reconciliation, along with robust security features such as tokenization and point-to-point encryption. BluePay is headquartered in Naperville, Illinois, with offices in Chicago, Maryland, New York, Oxford and Toronto. For more information, follow BluePay on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, or visit www.bluepay.com.

About First Data: First Data (NYSE: FDC) is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, serving approximately six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in more than 100 countries around the world. The company's 24,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world's largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,800 transactions per second and $2.2 trillion per year.

Jennifer Seebock
BluePay
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Take To The Court At The 2018 New York Tennis Expo

LONG ISLAND, UNITED STATES, January 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The 2018 New York Tennis Expo will be a celebration of tennis that kicks off the inaugural New York Open, and that includes giving attendees and guests the opportunity to step out of the cold and onto the courts to play some tennis on this FREE day of fun.

At NYCB LIVE home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, February 10, attendees will be able to play on the very same stadium court that will be used by the professional players during the New York Open, and there will also be a “Net Generation” area with multiple 10& under courts for younger kids to play on.

The Net Generation courts are sponsored and will be run by USTA Eastern, whose pros will bring their expertise and passion for the game to the 10U courts and where kids can have a chance to show off their skills, whether they have played before or trying the sport for the first time.

“We are very proud to be a part of the Expo. We will have a couple of mini-courts inside the Expo hall, and will be doing red ball and orange ball demos,” said Neil Thakur, USTA Eastern’s Tennis Service Representative for Long Island. “We are also going to be giving people the opportunity to play with some our pros volunteering at the event. The whole idea is to have fun and further promote the game we all love.”

Net Generation is all about promoting the game and having fun, and the same can be said about the Expo.
The Expo is all about bringing our local tennis community closer together, and helping us in doing so is a number of local college programs who will be leading clinics and drills and also playing points with attendees on the stadium court during the event.

The players from the Fordham University, Farmingdale State, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and Nassau
Community College programs will be on the stadium court throughout the day:

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Fordham University
12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m. – Nassau County Community College
1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. – Farmingdale State College
3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m. – New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)

There will be a multitude of playing opportunities for attendees, no matter the age or skill level, at the 2018 New York Tennis Expo. Whether you want to try tennis for the first time or see if you can win a point from a top college player, come play for free at the Expo.

Don’t miss out on one the country’s largest free tennis events as we usher in the inaugural New York Open, professional tennis’ return to Long Island. You can preregister for the Expo by visiting www.NewYorkTennisExpo.EventBrite.com. Preregistrants receive complimentary parking the day of the event!

Brian Coleman
United Sports Publications, Ltd.
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ITsavvy Awarded CMAS Contract for Public Sector IT Products

ITsavvy President and CEO Mike Theriault

ITsavvy

ITsavvy just announced that it was awarded a CMAS contract for information technology products and services. This is the company’s first CMAS contract.

Our goal is to become the top technology solution provider for government procurement managers and CMAS allows us to attain this goal.”

— ITsavvy President and CEO Mike Theriault

ADDISON, ILLINOIS, U.S., January 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — ITsavvy, one of the fastest growing private sector and public sector technology providers in the U.S., just announced that it was awarded a CMAS (California Multiple Award Schedules) contract for information technology products and services. This is the company’s first CMAS contract.
ITsavvy President and CEO Mike Theriault said, “We are thrilled to extend ITsavvy’s industry-leading products and services to California agencies and educational institutions. With this contract, our public sector reach continues to grow. Our goal is to become the top technology solution provider for government procurement managers and CMAS allows us to attain this goal.”
CMAS is a procurement tool, established in 1994, that is used by California state and local government agencies, California State University (CSU) systems, University of California (UC) systems, community colleges and K-12 school districts. ITsavvy’s CMAS contract, number 3-17-70-3483A, runs through Nov. 29, 2019.
CMAS simplifies the purchasing process and makes it easier for California’s state and local government agencies to benefit from ITsavvy’s strong vendor partnerships and state-of-the-art logistics.
ITsavvy’s Senior Director of Sales, Public Sector Brian Fields said, “Buyers in California are already experiencing the value of ITsavvy as a procurement partner. With 11 California distribution centers and a centrally located sales office, ITsavvy is providing dedicated sales support and delivering more in-stock products with same-day ground shipping. This leads to extremely efficient logistics.”
CMAS offers a wide variety of commodities, non-IT services and information technology products and services at prices assessed to be fair, reasonable and competitive.
To qualify as a CMAS contract holder, all pricing, products, and/or services offered must have been previously bid and awarded on a Federal GSA schedule. This makes CMAS the smart choice for buyers that value the widest range of IT products, fastest delivery and trade compliance.
CMAS contracts are awarded and administered by the State of California, Department of General Services, Procurement Division in accordance with Public Contract Code (PCC) Sections 10290 et Seq. and Section 12101.5.
ITsavvy is a leader in tailored, end-to-end IT product and service solutions. ITsavvy built its reputation as a value-added reseller with industry-leading product availability, design and implementation, client support and delivery speed through 46 distribution centers across the U.S. ITsavvy also has data center locations in Cedar Knolls, N.J. and Oak Brook, Ill. The company’s user-friendly website provides concise, leading-edge IT decision-making resources, including an
e-commerce site with real-time pricing and availability. ITsavvy is headquartered in Addison, Ill., with offices in Chicago’s Loop; Hauppauge, N.Y.; New York, N.Y.; Naples, Fla.; Miami; Indianapolis; Warren, N.J.; Davenport, Iowa; Hayward, Calif.; and Beavercreek, Ohio. Call 855.ITsavvy (855.487.2889), email info@ITsavvy.com, visit www.ITsavvy.com.
Full release at: https://www.itsavvy.com/itsavvy-awarded-cmas-contract-public-sector-products/
Visit ITsavvy’s Media Center at www.ITsavvy.com/about/media-center

Jeanna Van Rensselar
Smart PR Communications
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Long Island Catering Halls Releases 2018 Winter Bridal Expo Schedule

Long Island Catering facility

© LongIslandCateringHalls.com™ 2018 Long Island Catering facility and wedding venue guide

Event planning publisher releases updated list of vendor promotions and specials for current bridal show season, including January, February, March, April

Long Island’s most comprehensive digital publication about local venues, including pricing, amenities, and services. ”

— John Colascione

COMMACK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — LongIslandCateringHalls.com, owned and operated by Long Island Media Inc. in Commack New York, is Long Island's leading wedding venue, catering hall, reception location and banquet hall publication. Founded in 2003, Long Island Catering Halls provides up-to-date information, including seasonal information on banquet and wedding venues from Montauk to Manhattan.

Today, the company has announced the release of its 2018 Promotions List which includes a wide range and continually updated listings of promotional events where both vendors and venues can connect with locals during what is generally known by industry insiders as the Official “Show off The Goods” Season, primarily, January, February, March through Easter.

To view or add a venue to these special promotions please visit:
http://www.longislandcateringhalls.com/promotions.aspx

“LongIslandCateringHalls.com offers Long Island’s most comprehensive digital publication about local venues, including pricing, amenities, and services. Our database contains details on hundreds if not thousands of local reception halls, hotels, mansions, yacht clubs and more” said Long Island Media Inc., CEO John Colascione. “If you are in the market for a venue for your special event, you will be more than satisfied with the large selection of professional and reliable service providers who make our site and services possible” Colascione added.

To view a list of participating banquet and wedding venues please visit: http://www.longislandcateringhalls.com/sponsors/

ABOUT LONG ISLAND CATERING HALLS
Originally founded in 2003, Long Island Catering Halls provides up-to-date information, including seasonal information on banquet and wedding venues from Montauk to Manhattan. Participating vendors and venues are afforded the opportunity to connect with local consumers shopping locations in the Long Island region, from conception planning to when they’re ready to book. The service provides inquiries to participating halls via email, phone, and more.

For more information please use the contact information or visit the website http://www.longislandcateringhalls.com

LONG ISLAND CATERING HALLS
DBA, Long Island Media Inc.
67 HARNED RD, COMMACK, NY, 11725, US
Phone: 631-850-4793 Fax: 631-406-5517

John Colascione
Long Island Media Inc.
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GRAMMY Awards 2018 Hall of Fame Inductions

GRAMMY Awards 2018 Hall of Fame Inductions

GRAMMY Awards 2018 Hall of Fame Inductions

2018 Grammy Hall of Fame inductions include classics by JOHNNY CASH, JIMI HENDRIX, BILLIE HOLIDAY, DAVID BOWIE, THE ROLLING STONES, PARLIAMENT and more

NEW YORK, NY, USA, January 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — GRAMMY AWARDS PREMIERE CEREMONY HOSTED BY PAUL SHAFFER TO BE STREAMED LIVE VIA GRAMMY.COM ON SUNDAY, JAN. 28, STARTING AT 3:00 P.M. ET

25 RECORDINGS ADDED TO THE GRAMMY HALL OF FAME RESIDING AT GRAMMY MUSEUM L.A. LIVE
Continuing its ongoing commitment to preserving and celebrating timeless recordings, the Recording Academy™ has announced the newest inductions to its distinctive GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®. The latest additions recognize a diverse range of both singles and album recordings at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance.

Each year recordings are reviewed by a special member committee comprised of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts, with final approval by the Recording Academy’s National Board of Trustees. With 25 new titles, the Hall, now in its 45th year, currently totals 1,063 recordings and is on display at GRAMMY Museum® L.A. Live.

“The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame strives to embody the changing climate of music throughout these past decades, always acknowledging the diversity of musical expression for which the Academy has become known,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “Iconic and inspiring, these recordings are an integral part of our musical, social, and cultural history, and we are proud to have added them to our growing catalog.”

Representing myriad tracks and albums, the 2018 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees range from David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” to Jimi Hendrix’s Band Of Gypsys. The highly reputed list also features Nirvana’s Nevermind, Gladys Knight & The Pips’ “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power,” Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You,” Queen’s A Night At The Opera, Linda Ronstadt’s “Heart Like A Wheel,” and Sam Cooke’s “Bring It On Home To Me.” Other inductees include recordings by Aerosmith, Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five, Johnny Cash, Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup, Dr. Dre, Thomas Alva Edison, Four Tops, Billie Holiday, the King Cole Trio, Hugh Masekela, Mike Oldfield, Parliament, Billy Paul, the Rolling Stones, Leon Russell, and Andy Williams.

LISTEN TO THE 2018 GRAMMY HALL OF FAME PLAYLIST: https://itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/grammy-2018-hall-of-fame/pl.u-LdbqEAdTxGA7VbJ

GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Inductees

BAND OF GYPSYS
Jimi Hendrix
Capitol (1970)
Album

“BRING IT ON HOME TO ME”
Sam Cooke
RCA Victor (1962)
Single

THE CHRONIC
Dr. Dre
Death Row (1992)
Album

“DREAM ON”
Aerosmith
Columbia (1973)
Single

“FIGHT THE POWER”
Public Enemy
Motown (1989)
Single

“FLASH LIGHT”
Parliament
Casablanca (1978)
Single

“GRAZING IN THE GRASS”
Hugh Masekela
UNI (1968)
Single

HEART LIKE A WHEEL
Linda Ronstadt
Capitol (1974)
Album

“I CAN’T HELP MYSELF”
Four Tops
Motown (1965)
Single

“I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE”
Gladys Knight & The Pips
Soul/Motown (1967)
Single

“(I LOVE YOU) FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS”
The King Cole Trio
Capitol (1946)
Single

“I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU”
Whitney Houston
Arista (1992)
Single

JOHNNY CASH AT FOLSOM PRISON
Johnny Cash
Columbia (1968)
Album

“MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB”
Thomas Alva Edison
N/A (1878)
Single

“ME AND MRS. JONES”
Billy Paul
Philadelphia International (1972)
Single

“MOON RIVER”
Andy Williams
Columbia (1962)
Track from Moon River & Other Great Movie Themes

“MY MAN ”
Billie Holiday
Brunswick (1937)
Single

NEVERMIND
Nirvana
DGC (1991)
Album

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
Queen
Elektra (1975)
Album

“PAINT IT, BLACK”
The Rolling Stones
London (1966)
Single

“SAVOY BLUES”
Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
Okeh (1927)
Single

“A SONG FOR YOU”
Leon Russell
Shelter (1970)
Single

“SPACE ODDITY”
David Bowie
Mercury (1969)
Track from Space Oddity

“THAT’S ALL RIGHT”
Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
RCA Victor (1949)
Single

TUBULAR BELLS
Mike Oldfield
Virgin (1973)
Album

For more information about the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame or the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, which will be broadcast live on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network, please visit GRAMMY.com.

Eligible recipients receive an official certificate from the Recording Academy. For a full list of recordings inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, visit: www.grammy.com/grammys/awards/hall-of-fame.

The live stream of the Premiere Ceremony will remain on GRAMMY.com as video on demand for 90 days following the event. The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live following the Premiere Ceremony on the CBS Television Network from 7:30–11 p.m. ET/4:30–8 p.m. PT. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit the Recording Academy's social networks on Facebook and Twitter.

The 2018 GRAMMY Awards will broadcast live from New York City's Madison Square Garden at 7:30 PM ET on CBS Sunday, January 28th.

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IT Governance launches new and improved GDPR Practitioner distance learning training course

IT Governance, the global cybersecurity experts.

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — IT Governance, a leading provider of information security and data protection training and consultancy services, is delighted to announce the launch of a new and improved Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Practitioner Distance Learning Training Course. The course aims to teach individuals how to implement and achieve full compliance with the Regulation, and fulfill the data protection officer (DPO) role.

Alan Calder, founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, said: “The GDPR creates new obligations for organizations collecting and handling the personal data of European residents. Along with these changes, the need for in-house, competent specialist knowledge increases.

“The new GDPR Practitioner Distance Learning Training course provides a thorough overview of the Regulation and an in-depth understanding of its requirements to allow individuals to successfully fulfill the role of DPO. The distance learning course is a cost- and time-effective alternative to the classroom or Live Online sessions.”

The course supports professional development, and those who pass the included exam are awarded the ISO 17024 certificated EU GDPR Practitioner (EU GDPR P) qualification from the International Board for IT Governance Qualifications (IBITGQ).

Our GDPR Practitioner course includes the GDPR privacy principles, the role of the DPO, legal requirements for a data protection impact assessment (DPIA), data flow mapping, common data security failures, and setting up a privacy compliance framework.

Participants will also learn about data subjects’ rights, consent rules, dealing with third parties, data in the Cloud, data breach reporting requirements, risk management, and the Regulation’s range of enforcement, regulatory, and compensatory powers.

Alternatively, individuals interested in a classroom course can attend the Certified EU GDPR Practitioner and Foundation and Practitioner Combination courses in Boston, Massachusetts. Live Online sessions also run at convenient times for people based in the US, UK or Europe.

To find out more about IT Governance’s certified GDPR training courses, please visit the website, or contact our sales team direct by emailing us at servicecenter@itgovernanceusa.com, or calling (877) 317-3454.

Mihaela Jucan
IT Governance Ltd
00443338007000
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Neil Tatar, ZMR’s Best New Artist of 2015, Returns with Original Piano and Guitar Recordings in AFTER THE RAIN

After the Rain album cover art

After the Rain is a Rhythmically Eclectic Follow-Up to Tatar’s #1 ZMR Airplay Chart Hit, Learning To Fly

Image Rush Pond Neil Tatar

Neil Tatar at Rush Pond in winter; a special place that inspired pieces on the new album.

Neil Guitar session

Neil Tatar in a recording session; the life-long musician also plays piano on his new album, After the Rain.

New album features guest performances by co-producers Will Ackerman and Tom Eaton, plus Charlie Bisharat, Tony Levin, Premik Russell Tubbs and Eugene Friesen.

Each of my compositions comes from a place deep inside, and usually originate from an emotion, a life experience, or a remembrance…”

— Neil Tatar

QUEENSBURY, NEW YORK, USA, January 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Over the past few decades, the new age genre has produced its share of brilliant pianists and acoustic guitar artists, but none have combined the two core instruments on single recordings as effortlessly and dynamically as Neil Tatar. Continuing the multi-faceted, melodically and rhythmically eclectic vibes that earned him a Zone Music Reporter (ZMR) honor as Best New Artist of 2015, the Upstate New York-based composer and multi-instrumentalist returned to Will Ackerman’s famed Imaginary Road Studios to record his highly-anticipated follow-up album, After The Rain. The self-released album has already topped Amazon's Hot New Releases (New Age), garnered a mention in The Huffington Post, and received a nomination for a RoundGlass Music Award for "When I Was Young." The album officially launches today, with all information and listening links at www.neiltatar.com.

“Each of my compositions comes from a place deep inside, and usually originate from an emotion, a life experience, or a remembrance,” Tatar says. “Initially, I find myself playing a brief musical phrase, or ‘sketch’ that can develop quickly or linger for months, coming back when it is ready to inform me of its significance. This process follows a creative path that offers a composition’s meaning to me, and culminates with the end product, a finished piece. I do this purely as a creative process, minimizing all logical thought, no scoring or scripting, just freedom and flow of playing, until it is ready to take form and to record in the studio.”

Early reviews are excellent, referring to After the Rain as "a masterpiece" and "warm, soothing" and even "hypnotic." In listening, one senses that this may be Tatar’s most personal musical effort yet, and one in which his Tai Chi background and performance gel into a heart-based musical meditation. Tatar says he composes and plays intuitively, without an overriding vision in mind, organically sharing different aspects of his personality. Some fans see his elegant, introspective piano pieces as a link to his heart and soul, while his guitar pieces tap into a more playful side.

After The Rain is a compelling collection of beautifully rendered ensemble pieces that showcase both sides of Tatar’s intricate artistry. One of the most striking piano compositions is the stark, haunting “Rush Pond,” which was inspired by the place he often finds his inspiration. The graceful opening piece “Gentle Steps” is a meditative piece, filled with a sense of patience, a reflection upon life’s most meaningful experiences. With “Freedom” (featuring Jill Haley on English Horn), Tatar reaches out with a call to end oppression for suffering people worldwide. To highlight a few of the soulful and inviting guitar pieces on After The Rain, there is the spirited, tempo-shifting “Sunsets,” featuring interactions with saxophone and dancing violin; the warm and sensual “When I Was Young” with its mood-elevating duality of sax and guitar; and the freewheeling, folksy and jazzy closing piece “Sidewalk Jam.”

Like its predecessor, After The Rain is co-produced by Tatar, Ackerman (who also plays guitar) and Ackerman’s renowned production partner Tom Eaton, who contributes piano and keyboard parts. Testament to the commercial impact and creative influence Tatar has achieved in only a few years as a recording artist, the 10-track collection also features key musical contributions from an ensemble of musical greats, including Charlie Bisharat (violin), Premik Russell Tubbs (sax and EWI), Tony Levin (NS and electric bass), Jeff Oster (flugelhorn), Jill Haley (English horn) Jeff Haynes (percussion) and Eugene Friesen (cello). Vocalists Noah Wilding and Lini Marcotte Tatar add emotional depth to some of the instrumental tracks.

Awareness of Tatar’s talent among New Age fans heightened in 2013 with Where Did The Time Go, his duet album with Grammy-winning cellist David Darling, which received stellar reviews and reached the #1 ranking worldwide on the ZMR Top 100 Global Airplay chart in 2015; it was also a finalist for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album of 2015. Later that year, Tatar’s next album, Learning to Fly, landed on the Grammy ballot for Best New Age album, reached #1 on the ZMR Top 100 Radio Airplay chart and was selected as a finalist for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album of 2015. In May 2016, Tatar was honored by Zone Music Reporter as Best New Artist of 2015, an award presented by broadcasters, reviewers and radio programmers worldwide.

Even more gratifying than awards is simply knowing that his music has touched someone’s life. Tatar recently celebrated the addition of his music to the C.A.R.E. Channel (Healing HealthCare Systems), which supplies music and visuals to 900 hospitals, clinics, medical offices, and residential care facilities in the U.S. and abroad. He also helps others develop their musicality through his workshops with Music For People, which are improvisational and playful, exploring and revealing new skills and inspirations in each participant.

After the Rain is available in both digital and physical format, the latter a gift-worthy six-panel digipak bearing the apt description “Peaceful, Reflective Instrumental Music.” The album is available via all quality online music sites, as well as in mainstream and specialty music stores; physical distribution is serviced by CPI Distribution and New Leaf Distribution. Neil Tatar is an ASCAP artist.

Radio airplay copy requests may be directed to Ed and Stacy Bonk of LAZZ Promotions at LazzPromotions(at)LazzPromotions(dot)com.

For media interviews or review copies, please contact publicist Beth Ann Hilton, The B Company, bethhilton(at)theBcompany(dot)com.

Official Website: neiltatar.com
Facebook: facebook.com/neiltatar01
Twitter: twitter.com/neil_tatar
Instagram: instagram.com/neiltatar/
Workshops: musicforpeople.org/wp/graduates/neil-tatar/
Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UCI82d8gfy1GmahZjWpyuIgg

Beth Hilton
The B Company
310-560-8390
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“Gentle Steps” is the first music video from AFTER THE RAIN, by Neil Tatar.


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New Jersey Devils Hockey Alum Visiting Investors Bank

Devils Alumni Assocation Ambassador Colin White is visiting Investors branch to speak with fans, provide giveaway items and play games.

Former New Jersey Devils defenseman Colin White is visiting Investors' Clark, NJ branch on Jan. 20 from 10 AM to Noon

CLARK, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, January 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — New Jersey Devils Alum to Visit Investors Bank Branch

Devils Day Features Former Devils Defenseman Colin White
at the Clark branch on Westfield Avenue – Saturday, January 20th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon.

Clark, New Jersey (January 18, 2018)–Investors Bank invites hockey fans of all ages to meet former New Jersey Devils defenseman Colin White at its Clark Westfield Avenue branch, as part of a “Devils Day” event from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The Devils Day event will be held outside of the Investors Bank branch at 56 Westfield Avenue in Clark.

As an official member of the Devils Alumni Association, Colin White is excited to talk with attendees and is looking forward to meeting hockey fans. At the event, Colin will also be joined by the team’s infamous mascot, the “NJ Devil.” The event is free and open to the public, and includes games and giveaway items. The day was planned by Investors Bank, the official banking partner of the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center.

White, a popular Devils alum, played 11 years of his National Hockey League career with the New Jersey Devils. During his years with the Devils, White played in two Stanley Cup Championships.

For more information about Devils Day in Clark, visit the Investors Bank website, stop by a branch, or call 732-381-4600.

About Investors Bank
Investors Bank is a full-service commercial bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With more than $24 billion in assets and over 150 retail branches in New Jersey, New York City, and on Long Island, Investors Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors Bank’s consumer banking services include complete deposit products, online and mobile banking, home equity loans and lines of credit, and an array of home mortgages.
Serving the business community, Investors Bank provides deposit accounts, cash management services, business loans and lines of credit, and commercial real estate financing solutions, to small and middle market companies, professional services firms, municipalities, not-for-profit organizations, healthcare firms, and a broad range of businesses.

Investors Bank: Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.

Investors Bank’s website is www.investorsbank.com. Follow the Bank on Facebook and TwitterAbout

Prudential Center
Prudential Center is the world-class sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Opened in October 2007, the state-of-the-art arena is the home of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall University’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball program, and more than 175 concerts, family shows and special events each year. The arena is home to
the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center, which opened in October 2017. The 8,200-square-foot experience marks the first GRAMMY Museum outpost on the East Coast, and features a dynamic combination of educational programming and interactive permanent and traveling exhibits, including a spotlight on legendary GRAMMY winners from New Jersey. Ranked in the Top 10 nationally by Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today, Prudential Center is recognized as one of the premier venues in the United States, and over 2 million guests annually. For more information about Prudential Center, visit PruCenter.com and follow the arena on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram @PruCenter.

About the New Jersey Devils
The New Jersey Devils are part of the 31-team National Hockey League, with teams throughout the United States and Canada. Established in 1982, the team is in its 35th season in the Garden State. During that time, the Devils have won three Stanley Cup Championships: 1995, 2000 and 2003. For more information about the Devils, visitNewJerseyDevils.com and follow the team on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram @NJDevils.

Bob Rinklin
Essential Public Relations
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Source: EIN Presswire