Monday, June 27, 2016

Rosamund Stone Zander

In The Art of Possibility, which has more than 600,000 copies in print, family systems therapist and executive coach Rosamund Stone Zander showed readers how to become passionate communicators, performers and leaders by embracing and radiating a mindset of possibility. Zander’s new book, PATHWAYS TO POSSIBILITY: Transforming Our Relationship with Ourselves, Each Other, and the World, stimulates a distinct but equally powerful mental shift that promises to bring readers into greater harmony with themselves, others, and the world around them. In PATHWAYS TO POSSIBILITY, Zander shows us that life is a story we tell ourselves, and that we have the power to change that story. She invites us to shed the childhood stories or behaviors that hold us back, illuminating how breaking old patterns and telling a new story can transform not just our own lives, but also our relationships with others—whether in a marriage, a classroom, or a business. She shows that when we become aware of patterns in our behavior and learn to identify and rewrite the stories that form the core of our identities, we can gain passage into a realm of true maturity and fulfillment, where limitless growth becomes possible. Galvanizing and illuminating, PATHWAYS TO POSSIBILITY expands our notions of who we are, the effect we can have on others and the world at large, and how much freedom and joy we can experience. About the Author Rosamund Stone Zander is the author, with Benjamin Zander, of The Art of Possibility. Trained as a family systems therapist, she coaches organizations from the inside out. Ms. Zander has brought wisdom, humor, and enlightenment to people in a wide variety of settings, from school systems, hospitals, and corporations, to the World Economic Forum.

David Daley

The way dark money was translated into congressional majorities is one of the great, sinister stories of our time. But in David Daley the shadowy figures have finally met their match.” —Thomas Frank, author of What’s the Matter with Kansas? “An alarming study of the GOP’s redrawing of the American political map across the country… Daley takes on each significant state race in turn and notes that despite the country’s pulling more center-left on many issues, the far right is going to be calling the shots until 2020. The author looks at the masterminds behind the strategy and the mapmaking technology as well as the roles of restrictive voting rights laws, ‘dark money,’ and voter turnout. A chilling intimation of the growing entrenchment of partisan politics.” —Kirkus Reviews What happens when a team of canny Republican operatives spend $30 million to influence down-ballot political races and tip state legislatures from blue to red? A massive redrawing of electoral lines that has locked Democrats out of power in Congress for years to come, exacerbated gridlock, and fostered the kind of political climate that has given rise to Donald Trump. Welcome to the world David Daley vividly describes in RATF**KED, where Moneyball meets the Beltway. Back in 2008, the Democratic Party was riding high and feeling a tad cocky due to their sophisticated methods at mobilizing the vote for Barack Obama. Modern politicking and grassroots fund raising were redefined for the Facebook era—and Republicans looked woefully out of touch with the electorate. Yet out of that defeat was hatched a brilliant, and very low tech and low profile, revenge. Enter Operation REDMAP (aka, Redistricting Majority Project), a 21st century gloss on a 19th century game of political subterfuge: gerrymandering. Karl Rove, Ed Gillespie, and a young, up-and-coming operative named Chris Jankowski quickly realized that redistricting—essentially where voters vote—would be up for grabs with the latest census results in 2010. Flip as many legislatures in key swing states, and districts could be redrawn to reflect Republican interests. David Daley, editor in chief of Salon, lays out in fascinating detail the efforts (sometimes ruthless, often comical) to spread dark money around unglamorous local contests where Tip O’Neill warned us the real power lies. While the Democrats were essentially on autopilot, focusing on Obama’s re-election and maintaining their majority in the Senate, Jankowski and his crew got granular and took on contests for state house seats, states attorneys general, and local judgeships in places like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, and North Carolina. Succeeding beyond their wildest dreams, the resulting Republican legislatures got down to work with a diabolical artistry, though the results may have looked more Rorschach than Jackson Pollack. In Pennsylvania, for example, the 7th Congressional District is now so perversely redrawn—extending from Lancaster and Reading, through parts of Philadelphia and Amish Country—that it now looks like Donald Duck kicking Goofy. And Michigan’s 14th –coiled like a snake around impoverished Detroit—carves lines between rich and poor, black and white with scary proficiency. Driving the perimeter of the district, Daley discovers the mapmaker’s cruel joke of making the end of the line a garbage dump. The great untold story of the Republican comeback that gets at the roots of our contemporary political dysfunction, RATF**KED is a thrilling work of reportage that calls to mind the best of Michael Lewis or Richard Ben Kramer. ABOUT THE AUTHORS: David Daley is the editor in chief of Salon and the Digital Media Fellow for the Wilson Center for Humanities and the Arts and the Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Randy Ramaglia

FROM THE PRODUCERS OF CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SERIES LOCKED UP ABROAD, NEW SERIES NO MAN LEFT BEHIND SHEDS LIGHT ON THE MODERN WAR HEROES AND SPECIAL AGENTS, STRANDED IN ENEMY TERRITORY, WHO TOOK SURVIVAL INTO THEIR OWN HANDS In Premiere Episode, The Real Black Hawk Down, Soldiers Are Reunited for the First Time on Camera as They Recount the Extraordinary Story Behind the Devastating Battle That Sparked a Best-Selling Book and Feature Film New Series No Man Left Behind Premieres Tuesday, June 28, at 9/8c on National Geographic Channel (Washington, D.C. – May 25, 2016) To be trapped behind enemy lines is every soldier’s worst nightmare: a situation all fighters train for, few experience and even fewer survive. From the producers of National Geographic Channel’s critically acclaimed Locked Up Abroad and Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers, new series No Man Left Behind combines gripping personal testimony with vivid reenactments and archival footage to shed light on the stories of modern war heroes and special agents who overcame incredible odds in some of the most hostile environments on earth. Premiering in the U.S. on Tuesday, June 28, at 9/8c, No Man Left Behind is produced by Raw TV and will premiere globally on National Geographic Channel in 171 countries in 45 languages. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com or our press site www.foxflash.com, or follow us on Twitter using @NGC_PR.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Brad Whitford

Brad has always had a connection with Derek St John. Both have toured with the two biggest names in Rock history. Aerosmith and Ted Nugent. Several years ago they created a classic rock album that got some attention, Today in the center of where is music they return with Reunion.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Marc Cohen

On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of winning a GRAMMY for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer/songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. He’s a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales. Marc has proudly released Careful What you Dream: Lost Songs and Rarities and the bonus album, Evolution of a Record, featuring never-before-heard songs and demos dating back to years before his debut album and the Grammy Award that followed. In addition to releasing new music, Cohn has put together a 25th anniversary concert tour where he is performing his debut record in its entirety from start to finish. To makes these shows even more intimate, photographs and video from Marc’s personal archives will be shown, allowing fans to not only hear the music that has become part of their own personal soundtrack, but to also see some of the people and places that populate those songs.

Laura Lippman

Luisa “Lu” Brant is the newly elected state’s attorney of Howard County, Maryland, a job in which her widower father famously served. Fiercely intelligent and ambitious, she sees an opportunity to burnish her reputation by trying a homeless man accused of beating a woman to death in her home. It’s not the kind of case that makes national headlines, but peaceful Howard County doesn’t see many homicides. As Lu prepares for the trial, the case dredges up painful memories, reminding her small but tight-knit family of the night when her brother, AJ, saved his best friend at the cost of another man’s life. Only 18n at the time, AJ was found to have acted in self-defense. Now, Lu wonders if the events of 1980 happened as she remembers them. Long discrete memories began to fit together, revealing connections and secrets that Lu never suspected. As Lu immerses herself in trial preparations, she cannot stop thinking about the past. Why was her brother's friend attacked? Who was the true victim? Lu discovers that the legal system, the bedrock of her life, can no longer provide comfort or even reliable answers. If there is such a thing as the whole truth, Lu realizes—possibly too late—that she would be better off not knowing what it is. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Laura Lippman is the author of 6 New York Times bestselling novels in an oeuvre that includes the award-winning Tess Monaghan series, a collection of critically acclaimed stand-alone novels, and an anthology of award-winning short stories. She began her career as a journalist; she was a reporter for 20, twelve at The Baltimore Sun. She began writing novels while working full-time, and published seven Tess Monaghan books before leaving daily journalism in 2001. Her Tess books, 11 in all, have won virtually every major mystery prize including the Edgar, Anthony, Agatha, Nero Wolfe, Shamus, Gumshoe, Barry, Quill, and Macavity awards. Laura has also received wide critical acclaim and awards for her stand-alone novels, 3 of which were New York Times bestsellers—What the Dead Know, Life Sentences, and I’d Know You Anywhere. Laura lives in Baltimore with her husband, David Simon, and their daughter.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

David Fishof

Over the past 30 years, David Fishof has been hailed as one of the most creative and innovative entertainment producers in the world. David has brought to the world some of the most original, successful and exciting live shows in music. David Fishof is the founder and creator of the famed Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp where rock dreams become reality. The idea came to him after years of producing rock tours throughout the word. He's been honored to work with veteran rockers, Roger Daltrey, Levon Helm, Joe Walsh, Roger Hodgson, Todd Rundgren, Jack Bruce, Dr. John, Randy Bachman, and so many more. He feels fortunate to have seen their talent first hand. David's desire to share this experience with you, gave him the inspiration to produce the one-of- a-kind, Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp. David produced, along with Mark Burnett Productions (Survivor and Apprentice), a television docu-reality series based on and filmed at "Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp." This 5 part series, titled, "Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp," premiered in 2010 on VH1 Networks. David is responsible for reuniting The Monkees and introducing them to a new generation of MTV fans with a string of blowout tours across the globe in 1986. It was David who went to Ringo Starr and together they created the All Starr Band concept and began touring in 1989. David has produced 8 All Starr Band tours around the world over the past 15 years. David has also produced: Dirty Dancing: The Concert Tour, Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Tour, The Happy Together Tours, Classic Superfest, American Gladiators Live Tour, Mortal Kombat Live Tour and the British Rock Symphony with feature vocalists Peter Frampton, Roger Daltrey, Alice Cooper and Jon Anderson.