Friday, September 12, 2008

Men. Com Premiere Issue Features Sly Stallone and "Rocky VI"

Men. Com Premiere Issue Features Sly Stallone and "Rocky VI"

Men. Com Magazine is the Essential, FREE, electronic magazine for men. Every week there are hundreds of personal, relationship, family, health, lifestyle, travel, entertainment, automotive - and more - features to help today's male live life to the fullest.

Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) September 23, 2005

The Premiere Edition of Men. Com Magazine made its debut on Monday, September 19, featuring Sly Stallone and a sneak preview of his newest motion picture, Rocky VI.

“There’s no one who’s more of a ‘man’s man’ than Sly,” said Phil Kearney, Chief Marketing Officer for Group2, LLC. “Rocky is an American icon, the American dream brought to life. As a regular contributor to Men. Com Magazine, Sly will bring not only his unique and extensive experience in the areas of physical training, but will share his personal perspective on fighting the battle against getting older. His real-life experiences eclipse anything that’s been produced in Hollywood. Sly is an outstanding example of the value of taking care of yourself – he’s on everyone’s ‘Ten Most Fit’ list.”

Sly has starred in more than 40 movies including the “Rambo” and “Rocky” Series, “Copland,” “Judge Dredd,” “Rhinestone,” “Tango & Cash,” “Cobra,” “Cliffhanger,” “The Good Life,” “The Specialist,” “Demolition Man” and “The Lords of Flatbush,” among others. He is an acclaimed writer, producer and director, the editor of ‘Sly’ – a men’s lifestyle and fitness magazine - and has developed his own brand of successful nutritional supplements.

“Sly is a significant figure in the minds of men everywhere,” Kearney said. “His association with Men. Com Magazine is a further step we’ve taken to make the magazine stand-out from the crowd and to provide our readers with unique, significant and relevant editorial that will impact their lives.”

The first issue also features Hollywood starlet/comedienne Amanda Egge, pod-casting about her love life (or lack of it), and her day-to-day struggle to make it in Tinsel Town. ThereÂ’s nothing politically correct about her somewhat unique views of life.

Country music legend Charlie Daniels, another regular contributor to Men. Com Magazine, writes about home and the victims of hurricane Katrina.

Internationally acclaimed automotive journalist Terry Jackson gives Men. Com readers a sneak preview of what next month’s car magazines will be talking about – the new 2006 models.

As Terry writes, “Standing at the magazine rack this month, you could be forgiven for thinking that one staff put out all the major car magazines. You see, October is the month everyone does the new car issue, and this year – Car & Driver, Road & Track, Motor Trend and Automobile - all seem to have decided to highlight the same cars. So you don’t have to spend your precious cash to buy all of them to see how they differ, we went through each to see what the high pundits of the automotive world think.”

The new Men. Com Magazine premiered September 19, 2005. Group2, LLC, a media management consultancy, is developing and producing the Website.

The complete media kit is available at http://www. men. com (http://www. men. com).

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Steinway & Sons Names Brian Hunter as Director of Concert & Artist Activities

Steinway & Sons Names Brian Hunter as Director of Concert & Artist Activities

Will be Liason in the Americas to Company's Roster of More than 1,500 Steinway Artists.

Long Island City, NY (PRWEB) June 3, 2010

Steinway & Sons today announced the hiring of Brian Hunter as Director of Concert & Artist Activities. In this role, Brian will be the liaison in the Americas for the company's roster of more than 1,500 Steinway Artists. He will be tasked with finding new and innovative ways to further strengthen the partnerships between the best pianists in the world and the maker of the world's finest pianos. Brian succeeds Peter Goodrich, who retired in April after 35 years with Steinway & Sons.

Brian comes to Steinway & Sons from Joseph H. Conlin Concert & Travel Management, where he was a partner since 1992 and president since 2007. In his time there, he created dozens of successful music cruises and land tours featuring well-known pianists, singers, and instrumentalists, including Steinway Artists Max Barros, Gins Berzins, Bruce Brubaker, Burcin Büke, John De Maio, Richard Dowling, Alan Gampel, Grant Johannesen, Burkhard Schliessmann, Peter Mack, and Einar Steen-Nökleberg. His responsibilities ranged from the hiring and programming of musicians, to creation of all promotional materials, to actually performing and serving as tour conductor/MC for many of the events. As a concert manager, Brian has presented classical artists in venues such as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, among many others.

In addition to working directly with musicians for almost two decades, Brian is himself an accomplished musician, as a classical and Irish tenor. He received a B. A. in Music, an M. A. in Teaching of Music, and a B. A. in Computer Science from Herbert H. Lehman College. He performed for a decade with the famed Welch Chorale of St. Philip Neri, performed a number of roles in the Palm Beach Opera from 1998-2000, and was a winner of the 1995 IBLA (Sicily) Grand Prize Competition and the 2001 Savannah American Traditions Competition. Brian has been a member of The Musicians Club of New York since 1998, served on its board since 2007, and was named president of the organization in 2008.

"I am very excited about what Brian brings to Steinway & Sons," said Ron Losby, President, Steinway & Sons – Americas. “He combines incredible knowledge of the music industry with a very successful track record of managing and promoting concerts and events. In addition, I strongly believe that his experience as a performer provides him with insight that will be invaluable in working with our talented Steinway Artists."

"Brian brings fresh, innovative ideas and experience in taking advantage of interactive technologies in everything he does," added Todd Sanders, Vice President, Sales & Marketing. "We're very much looking forward to watching some of Brian's exciting ideas unfold over the coming months. Steinway Artists are never paid to endorse our pianos, so we try to thank them for their loyalty by having the best Concert & Artist program in the industry. I know that Brian is going to make our great program even better."

About Steinway & Sons
Since 1853, Steinway pianos have set an uncompromising standard for sound, touch, beauty, and investment value. Steinway remains the choice of 9 out of 10 concert artists, and it is the preferred piano of countless musicians, professional and amateur, throughout the world. For more information, visit www. steinway. com.

Press Contact:
Anthony Gilroy
Steinway & Sons
(718) 204-3116

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