News
Rate this item
(0 votes)
 
 
 
 
 

MARTY BROWN Explores Road Less Traveled With New CD, AMERICAN HIGHWAY

Growth, Depth & Genre-Bending Turns Found In New Music

Due Out May 17

Nashville, TN (April 19, 2019) -- MARTY BROWN explores the lesser traveled musical road on his new CD, AMERICAN HIGHWAY. Set for May 17 release, the Plowboy Records' disc is Brown's first in two decades - and shows just how far a little exploration can take an artist. This is a righteous, joyful foray that features stylistic growth and gentle genre bending - and Brown is proud to share production credits with the revered Jon Tiven (B.B. King, Wilson Pickett, Waylon Jennings) with whom he co-wrote all of the disc's 10 songs.

"Marty took 20 years off from recording," notes Plowboy President Shannon Pollard. "Most artists would never attempt a comeback; for Marty it was always impossible to imagine that he wouldn't return to the studio. He is just as raw and brilliant as ever - but he's expanded his horizons, and this is one AMERICAN HIGHWAY that we are excited to travel." Fans can pre-order the CDnow.

Brown views the new music as his best work yet. He considers the disc to be his "Rembrandt" or "Michelangelo;" an achievement that marks the pinnacle of his creative efforts. With songs ranging the gamut from the big-city swagger of his current single, "Umbrella Lovers," to the funky "Casino Winnebago," and from the deceptively simple "Kentucky Blues" to the raw, Springsteen-esque channeling of the title track, the album covers rarified ground. The Brown/Tiven writing team creates a unique partnership - Brown writes the lyrics and turns them over to Tiven who then writes the music. It's a process that expands and enhances each song. "It's pretty magical," Marty admits. Reviewers are calling the project "Vibrant, candid, and reverent (Midwest Music Review)" and note Brown "keeps to the roots of true and traditional Country music (KAYO Radio)" with a voice "that breathes and lives with every lyrical nuance (Roughstock)."

TRACK LISTING

1- American Highway

2 - I'm On A Roll (Better Than It's Ever Been)*

3 - Umbrella Lovers

4 - Shaking All Over The World

5 - When The Blues Come Around

6 - Right Out Of Left Field

7 - Kentucky Blues

8 - Casino Winnebago

9 - Velvet Chains

10 - Mona Lisa Smiles

*All songs written by Marty Brown and Jon Tiven, except for track 2, which includes Kristopher Martin Brown.

ABOUT MARTY BROWN 

Born in Maceo, Kentucky, Brown first rose to fame as an artist on MCA Records in the 1990s, but he is also known as the songwriter behind mega-hits for Tracy Byrd ("I'm From The Country"), Brooks & Dunn ("It Ain't Me If It Ain't You"), and Trace Adkins ("When I Stop Loving You"). After releasing three albums for the label, Marty disappeared from the public eye. Though he still traveled to Nashville occasionally to write, Brown spent most of his time with his family in Kentucky. He returned to the national stage with a show-stopping performance on America's Got Talent in 2013. His touching rendition of Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love" went viral, generating over 11 MILLION views on YouTube. The rest, as they say, is history. His Top 10 AGT finish convinced Marty to step back into the spotlight and since then he has performed at the historic Ryman Auditorium, returned to the Grand Ole Opry stage, and signed autographs at CMA Music Fest. His much-anticipated CD, AMERICAN HIGHWAY, will be released May 17.

Stay social:

Website: http://www.martybrownmusic.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/martybrownusa/

                   Instagram: @martybrownusa https://www.instagram.com/martybrownusa/

Twitter: @martybrownusa https://twitter.com/martybrownusa

# # #

 
Friday, 26 April 2019 00:00

Talkin' Pets News Featured

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Talkin' Pets News

April 27, 2019

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Anne Lampru

Producer - Daisey Charlotte

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Stephanie Rousseau authore of "Office Dogs" will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 4/27/19 at 5pm EST to discuss and give away her book

Jerry Grymek will join Talkin' Pets 4/27/19 at 630pm EST to discuss New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania, The World’s Most Popular Hotel, Celebrates Centennial Anniversary with Modernized ‘Penn Plaza Collection’ Rooms and Special ‘Opening Day’ Offer

Last modified on Friday, 26 April 2019 23:03
Rate this item
(0 votes)



New Rooms, New Website, Special and ‘Opening Day’ Rates Mark the 100thCelebration of New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania

April 23, 2019. (New York City, NY) – New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania, The World’s Most Popular Hotel®, is marking its 100th Anniversary this year with the launch of their new ‘Penn Plaza Collection’, a new web site and exclusive celebration offers.

Recognized as one of ‘the most important hotels of the 20th Century’, the new Penn Plaza Collection celebrates the traditions of the hotel while incorporating new features and amenities. The property invested in these upgrades and amenities with the goal of improving guests’ experience from the moment they arrive. Modernization comforts include:

·      Self check-in/checkout kiosks;

·      Complete refurbishment of the rooms from top to bottom;

·      Smart Televisions and Bluetooth Speakers, allowing you to stream your own content;

·      Communal gathering area on each floor acting as the perfect work space and lounge.

The hotel has even setup a secret room: On the 12th floor, guests and history buffs can experience ‘The 1919 Pantry’, a visual historical experience of the amenities, services and images from the hotel’s past. Along with the modernization of the rooms, the www.hotelpenn.com web site will also undergo an upgrade to ease the user experience and launches April 23, 2019.

To share in the celebration, the hotel is offering an unbelievable special for its guests: stay for the ‘Opening Day’ rate from 100 years ago – that works out to $2.50 USD for one night! This exclusive offer package is limited to the first 100 bookings made directly on the new site in early May. Visit www.hotelpenn.com for details on the launch of this exciting offer.

“We are honored to mark our 100th anniversary, a feat not many hotels can claim. All of our modernized comforts and features were created with one person in mind – our guests – who have supported us over the years,” says Eugene Nicotra, Vice President and General Manager of Hotel Pennsylvania. “We look forward to showing our new Penn Plaza Collection to the world and invite everyone to stay with us at the ‘new’ New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania and our perfect location in the heart of New York City. We have more news coming, so stay tuned – here’s to the next 100 years!”

The hotel is well known for being an icon within New York City, from Host Hotel status for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, held annually in February, to being one of a few Manhattan hotels to earn the prestigious ENERGY STAR award, which exemplifies superior energy performance and efficiency.


About New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania
Since 1919, New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania has hosted millions of visitors to Manhattan, more than any other hotel in the world. The hotel is one of only two hotels in Manhattan to earn the prestigious ENERGY STAR award, which exemplifies superior energy performance and efficiency. With 1,700 rooms and over 90,000 square feet of function and adjacent exhibit space, the hotel’s location on 7th Avenue at 33rd Street is conveniently located to the Midtown business district and within walking distance to many of Manhattan’s famed tourist attractions, including Times Square, the Theater District and the Empire State Building. Directly across from Penn Station and with most major subway lines within one block makes getting to and around Manhattan exceptionally easy. Reservations can be made on-line at www.hotelpenn.com or by calling 212-736-5000 or toll-free at 800-223-8585. The World’s Most Popular Hotel is a registered trademark of New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania.

 
Rate this item
(0 votes)

OFFICE DOGS: THE MANUAL
SPECIFICATION
• £9.99 UK / $12.99 USA • 50 pictures
• Paperback • 225mm H x 152mm W • 80 pages
• ISBN 978-1-787113-81-7 • UPC 6-36847-01381-3
• BIC classification: WNGD + JFFZ
• Published March 2019 UK and May 2019 USA
By Stephanie Rousseau
ISBN 978-1-787113-81-7
9 7 8 1 7 8 7 1 1 3 8 1 7
Take your dog to work day – EVERY day!
? The benefits and pitfalls of having dogs in the office ? Things to consider before bringing your dog to
work ? Case studies illustrating how office life has worked for a variety of dogs ? Learn what policies
other businesses have in place ? How to meet your dog's needs in and out of the office ? Considering
the dog's perspective on being in your workplace ? Trouble-shooting common problems in office dogs
? What to bring with you to set up your dog for success ? More than one dog in the office? Learn
about successful introductions ? Leveraging the support of your colleagues for a successful office dog
DESCRIPTION
A comprehensive guide to dogs in the workplace. Uniquely, this book gives insight from the dog's
perspective, whilst also providing plenty of practical advice for making your dog a success in the office!
It takes you through the entire process, from gaining the support of your colleagues to policy
considerations for the employer.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Steph is an Irish dog trainer currently residing in Dublin, having previously worked extensively with dogs
in London. She is passionate about dog behaviour, and over the past few years has developed a
particular interest in facilitating dogs in the human workplace.
Steph takes an holistic view in her work with dogs, prioritising their needs foremost. She has completed
Turid Rugaas’s IDTE, and currently sits on the board of the Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (PDTE), and is
its country representative for Ireland.
Outside of her work, she enjoys looking after her two dogs, a Greyhound called Fia and an exlaboratory
Beagle cross called Ferdia.
SALES
Veloce books are stocked by or can be ordered from bookshops and specialist mail order companies.
In case of difficulty we can supply direct (credit cards accepted).

Rate this item
(0 votes)


New York, N.Y. – The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world's largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce the winners of the first ever AKC Agility Premier Cup Presented by EEM which was held in conjunction with the Longines Masters of New York at NYCB Live at the newly renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 25th.
“It was thrilling to watch some of the nation’s top dogs compete at the inaugural AKC Agility Cup Presented by EEM,” said Doug Ljungren, AKC Executive Vice President of Sports and Events. “These dogs were invited based on criteria that recognizes excellence in AKC’s Agility program and it was a pleasure to honor these incredible performances as the winners were crowned.”
This family-friendly event marked the first time AKC Agility was held at an Equestrian event, demonstrating the amazing abilities of both horses and dogs in their respective sports. The top 60 canine agility competitors and their handlers from around the country were invited to compete at the Invitational.
A total of twelve dogs were entered at each jump height (8”,12”, 16”, 20”, and 24”) competing for $10,000 in cash prizes. The first-place winners in each jump height received $1,500 and will
have their names engraved on the AKC Agility Premier Cup trophy that will be displayed in perpetuity in the AKC New York Headquarters. Second-place winners in each jump height received $500 each.
The AKC Agility Cup Presented by EEM Winners:
First place winner and runner-up in each height division (8", 12", 16", 20" and 24” respectively):
8” First Place: A Papillon known as “Wren,” handled by Betsey Lynch of Delaware, OH.
8” Second Place: An All-American Dog known as “Logan,” handled by Kim Barton of Johnstown, OH.
12” First Place: A Miniature American Shepherd known as “Pixel,” handled by Ami Sheffield of Omaha, NE.
12” Second Place: A Poodle known as “Bliss,” handled by Cassie Schmidt of Lees Summit, MO.
16” First Place: A Border Collie known as “P!nk,” handled by Jennifer Crank of Pickerington, OH.
16” Second Place: An Australian Cattle Dog known as “Skoal,” handled by Martine Kopka of Rosenberg, TX.
20” First Place: A Border Collie known as “Graphite,” handled by Paulena Simpson of Berkeley Springs, WV.
20” Second Place: An Australian Shepherd known as “Holster,” handled by Wendy Cerilli of Greenwich, NY.
24” First Place: An All-American Dog known as “Harley,” handled by Erin Stumler of Floyds Knobs, IN.
24” Second Place: A Belgian Malinois known as “Luna,” handled by Shane Miller of Moline, IL.
# # #
About the American Kennel Club
Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit www.akc.org.
AKC, American Kennel Club, the American Kennel Club seal and design, and all associated marks and logos are trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks of The American Kennel Club, Inc.
Become a fan of the American Kennel Club on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @AmericanKennelClub, and follow us on Twitter @AKCDogLovers

Saturday, 20 April 2019 00:00

Talkin' Pets News Featured

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Talkin' Pets News

April 20, 2019

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestrial Custom Dog Services

Producer - Lexi Lapp

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guest - Carol Novella author of "Mutual Rescue" How adopting a homeless Animal Can Save You, Too will join Jon and Talkin' Pets to discuss and give away her new book

Last modified on Saturday, 20 April 2019 16:24
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Published by Grand Central Publishing — April 9, 2019

MUTUAL RESCUE

How Adopting a Homeless Animal Can Save You, Too

by Carol Novello with Ginny Graves

 

An impressive and inspiring work guaranteed to spur a visit to a rescue web site or trip to the local Humane Society.”

-- Publishers Weekly, starred review

 

 

 

MUTUAL RESCUE is the first book to profile the transformational impact that pets have on humans by exploring the emotional, physical, and spiritual gifts rescued animals provide. Compelling research is woven throughout the four sections of the book, Heart, Body, Mind and Connection, and every chapter takes a deep dive into the animal adoption journey deepening the understanding for every human who has ever felt enriched, soothed or restored by an animal and wanted to know why.

Our nation is plagued by illnesses; sixteen million adults suffer from depression, twenty-nine million have diabetes, eight million in any given year have PTSD, and nearly forty percent are obese. It has been established that rescue pets can help. Sixty percent of doctors said they prescribe pet adoption and a staggering ninety-seven percent believe that pet ownership provides health benefits. For people in chronic emotional, physical, or spiritual pain, adopting an animal can transform, and even save, their lives.

MUTUAL RESCUE answers the question of “Who Saves Who” and highlights the research that confirms for our heads what our hearts already know.

Carol Novellobegan rescuing animals at five years of age and hasn't stopped. With a Harvard MBA, she was a senior executive working in high tech, most recently at Intuit, Inc. Today, she is the president of Humane Society Silicon Valley, where she launched Mutual Rescue, a digital global campaign of short films designed to showcase the therapeutic benefits of animal companionship and encourage adoptions. Through her work at Humane Society Silicon Valley, she has been awarded the Maddie's Fund "Maddie Hero Award" for innovation and leadership in the sector and has been recognized as an honoree at the Fifty Years of Women at Harvard Business School celebration in Northern California. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she enjoys spending time with her own rescue companions, Tess, a German shepherd, and her tuxedo cats, Bode and Herbie. 

Praise for Carol Novello and Mutual Rescue:

“Through authentic accounts, scientific evidence, and personal narrative, Carol Novello illustrates how when we rescue a homeless animal, we ourselves are so often rescued right back!

This book is destined to save lives."

─Marty Becker, DVM and Jack Canfield, 

#1 NY Times bestselling co-authors of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul

“I love Mutual Rescue’s films, so when I heard about this new book, I raced to read it. The stories about rescued pets rescuing people were like rays of bright sunshine on a stormy afternoon.

Truly an awe-inspiring book!”

─Marci Shimoff,

#1 NY Times Bestselling Author of Happy for No Reason and Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul

"Mutual Rescue juxtaposes authentic stories and scientific thought about the animal-human bond.

It touches hearts, opens minds, and inspires compassion—a life-changing book."

─Brian Hare,

Founder of Duke Canine Cognition Center and New York Times Bestseller Author of The Genius of Dogs

"Packed with heartrending stories of struggling people who have adopted homeless animals, this fascinating book reveals the many unrecognized ways dogs and cats can ground us, provide a sense of purpose and give us the strength to move forward.

Part science, part story, Mutual Rescue is all heart.

It made me cry and filled me with hope for our planet and every person on it."

─Mallika Chopra,

author of Living with Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and Joy

“Adopting a pet can greatly benefit the lives of people who are emotionally hurting.  

Read these heartwarming stories inMutual Rescue.”

─TempleGrandin,

Author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human

Saturday, 13 April 2019 00:00

Talkin' Pets News Featured

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Talkin' Pets News

April 13, 2019

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Matt Nall - Super Pet

Producer - Zach Budin

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Social Media / Production - Bob Page

Special Guests - Author Marc Bekoff of the newly released book, Unleashing Your Dog, will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 4/13/19 at 5pm ET to discuss and give away his book

Child actor Finn Little of the new film in theaters now, "Storm Boy" will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 4/13/19 at 630pm ET to discuss his film and working with Pelicans

Thursday, 11 April 2019 00:00

Little Featured

Written by

Movie review written by Jon Patch with 2 out of 4 paws

Little

Universal Pictures, Legendary Entertainment, Perfect World and Khalabo Ink Society present a PG-13, 109 minute, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy film directed and story by Tina Chism with a theatre release date of April 12, 2019.

Rate this item
(0 votes)

Companion dogs. They are the best — nonjudgmental, good listeners after a tough day at the office, good motivators to get us humans off the couch and outdoors. There are so many benefits to having these canine companions in our lives.

But do we let them roll in stinky stuff? Nope. Do we get embarrassed when they sniff crotches or hump our human friends’ legs? Yep. Yet this is completely acceptable behavior in the dog world. In the human world, not so much.

Dogs are amazingly adaptive and resilient and find ways to survive even in environments that aren’t particularly dog friendly. Most people want their dogs to thrive (versus being labeled with behavioral problems) and the best way to do that is to learn as much as possible about who dogs really are and what they need from us, say Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce in the enclosed advance copy of, Unleashing Your Dog: A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Life Possible (March 5, 2019).

As the demand for dog trainers and veterinary behaviorists attests, dogs are not naturally adapted to living with and among modern humans. They give up a lot of freedom and instinctual pleasure, as well as their innate strategies for coping with stress and anxiety, in exchange for the comfort and care they get from humans.

Unleashing Your Dog builds on the latest research in canine science and provides many practical ways that allow dogs to exercise their senses, in addition to exercising their brains and their muscles. Bekoff and Pierce show that it is possible to let dogs be dogs without wreaking havoc on our own lives. They begin by illuminating the true nature of dogs and helping us “walk in their paws.” They reveal what smell, taste, touch, sight, and hearing mean to dogs and then guide readers through everyday ways of enhancing a dog’s freedom in safe, mutually happy ways. The rewards, they show, are great — for dog and human alike.

Continuing to build on ways to “let your dog be a dog,” with as much patience and good will as possible, Bekoff and Pierce demonstrate how to give companion dogs the best life possible and provide a win-win for all. They are prepared to discuss with your audience:

  • Their top three suggestions for easy ways for people to “unleash their dog”?
  • Explaining that in addition to exercising muscles, joints, tendons, and bones, dogs need to exercise their senses — and why this is so important
  • The importance of busting the myth that dogs are “just furry people.”
  • Why they think that “citizen science” is so important for learning about dog behavior.
  • The importance of dog training — it goes both ways to make it a true win-win. (continued)

Marc Bekoff is professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado. He is a former Guggenheim Fellow and has received the Exemplar Award for long-term contributions to the field of animal behavior from the Animal Behavior Society. Marc writes regularly for Psychology Today and has published 31 books including The Emotional Lives of Animals. He lives in Boulder, Colorado. More info at www.MarcBekoff.com

Jessica Pierce is an Affiliate Faculty at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical School. She is the author of nine books, including The Last Walk: Reflections on Our Pets at the End of Their Lives and Run, Spot, Run: The Ethics of Keeping Pets, has published essays in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Guardian, and is a regular contributor to Psychology Today. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and an M.T.S. from Harvard University and now lives in Colorado. More information at www.JessicaPierce.net

It’s important for people who live with dogs to become fluent in “Dog” so they’ll know how to let their canine companions express their doginess and be dogs. It is my sincere hope you will consider letting your readers know about Unleashing Your Dog via a review or mention in your publication. Both authors are also available for interview, and I would be happy to make those arrangements. You can reach me at 415-884-2100 x15 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Unleashing Your Dog:

A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Life Possible

By Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce

Category: Animals

Pub. Date: March 5, 2019

Price: $15.95 / Trade Paper

Pages: 216

ISBN: 978-1-60868-542-4

Published by New World Library

Distributed by Publishers Group West

Page 3 of 223