Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Capitol Steps' "Liberal Shop of Horrors" Saturday 11/27 in Cambridge

From the Boston Globe


Monday, November 15, 2010

Client "Midweek Politics with David Pakman" doubles programming and rebrands as "The David Pakman Show"

The David Pakman Show now airs twice-weekly in over 100 markets in the USA, Mexico, Caribbean, Europe and Ghana.

For the press release: http://www.davidpakman.com/midweek-politics-with-david-pakman-doubles-programming-rebrands-as-the-david-pakman-show/

Friday, November 12, 2010

The David Pakman Show Podcasts

find them here...


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cross Culture Journeys: 2011 Travel Programs for Utah Radio KUER

Client Cross-Culture Journeys has organized a Kenya and Tanzania Safari (April 9-24, 2011) for radio station KUER in Utah. Also upcoming: a Russian Imperial Waterways St. Petersburg-Moscow cruise (September 7-19). For details: http://www2.kuer.org/travel.html

Press Release: Capitol Steps South Hadley Performance on 12/18/10

DATELINE: November 12, 2010
Mike Thornton
Mike Thornton Agency
Mark G. Auerbach
Mark G. Auerbach Public Relations


The Capitol Steps make their annual Pioneer Valley visit with their new “Liberal Shop of Horrors” tour for one night only, Saturday, December 18, at 8PM, at Chapin auditorium on the campus of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA.

The "Liberal Shop of Horrors" Tour is an evening of musical political satire which pokes fun at Democrats, Republicans, Tea Partiers and Independents alike. America’s health care, bailouts, the environment, the budget, partisan politics, unfaithful politicians, and a Nobel-Prize winning President are transformed into skit, song and dance.

The Capitol Steps began their antics over 25 years ago, when a group of Capitol Hill folks set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them.Today, The Capitol Steps perform in Washington, DC weekly, and at theatres and concert halls nationwide throughout the year. They have recorded 30 albums, including their latest, "Liberal Shop of Horrors" . They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard 4 times a year on NPR stations nationwide during their "Politics Takes a Holiday" radio specials.

The Capitol Steps have twice won the Washington Area Music Association's "Wammie Award" for outstanding cabaret and musical theatre performances; a New York Drama Desk nomination for "outstanding lyrics", and other national accolades.

To preview some of the Capitol Steps materials and download selections
from "Liberal Shop of Horrors", visit their website (www.capsteps.com) or find The
Capitol Steps on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Sponsors include: Mount Holyoke College, The Valley Advocate, The Daily Hampshire Gazette and 88.5FM/WFCR, Western New England's NPR News and Music Station and WNNZ, Western New England's NPR News Station.

A portion of the proceeds from the performance will benefit the programs and services of the newly-formed South Hadley Youth Commission. A limited number of benefit tickets, priced $50.00 each, which include premium seating and a post-performance cast party at the home of the new Mount Holyoke President , are available through the Northampton Box-Office, 76 Main Street, Northampton, MA (413-586-8686 or 800-THE-TICK) and The Odyssey Book Shop, 9 College Street, South Hadley, MA.

For information on the South Hadley Youth Commission, contact Carol Constant, 413-222-1761

General Admission Tickets: Orchestra: $47.50, Balcony at $42.50 and $37.50, are on sale at the Northampton Box-Office, 76 Main Street, Northampton; by telephone at 413-586-8686 or 800-THE-TICK and online at www.nbotickets.com

The South Hadley performance of The Capitol Steps is produced by the Mike Thornton Agency and Mark G. Auerbach Public Relations


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Capitol Steps' "Liberal Shop of Horrors" is Cambridge-bound

From The Boston Globe


David Pakman's Recap of the 2010 Elections

Client David Pakman of "The David Pakman Show" has a 2010 Election recap in his monthly column for The Daily Hampshire Gazette, published in Northampton, MA


Thursday, November 4, 2010

New David Pakman Website

Now that the name change is in place....


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Client Name Change

"Midweek Politics with David Pakman" has grown in leaps and bounds in the last five years. What began as a once-a-midweek hour-long radio program on a small Northampton, MA community radio station has morphed into a multi-platform radio/TV/web program carried on 100+ commercial and public radio stations, television stations, YouTube, the web, and via podcast. Depending on the station, the program may air on weekdays or weekends, and YouTube and web listeners pick their date and time to listen to David Pakman.

So, "Midweek Politics with David Pakman" is now "The David Pakman Show". You can listen to it or watch it on stations in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Scandanavia, Ghana, and now Aruba. You can catch it anywhere you can access the net.


Monday, November 1, 2010

Press Release: Out For Reel: Leading Ladies New England Premiere Screening

Leading Ladies - LGBT Dance Film Premieres in New England, Actress Will Attend

Nicole Dionne, Massachusetts native and lead actress in the award-winning film, Leading Ladies, will be attending its New England Premiere presented by Out! For Reel, the largest LGBT film series in the U.S. on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 pm at the Academy of Music Theatre in downtown Northampton.

Leading Ladies, described by Variety as "an easygoing musical...(and) impressive first feature" is a highly entertaining film about true love, coming out, family, and dancing. An After Party follows the film at the Clarion Hotel, Northampton, 9:30 pm - 12:30 am. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, dance music, and cash bars will be provided.

The film, starring Benji Schwimmer, (2006 winner of So You Think You Can Dance), and renowned ballroom and Latin dancer Melanie LaPatin. Schwimmer, showing off his dancing talent and sex appeal in several dance scenes, steals the show in his over the top dance number on a bar in a glitzy gay nightclub. 

Leading Ladies is packed with astounding dance sequences and an infectious pop soundtrack. Family drama and coming out have never been better choreographed than in this uplifting modern dance musical. Leading Ladies is alternately outrageous and touching, and sure to please everyone from film buffs to dance lovers to Hairspray fans.

Tickets are available online at www.OutForReel.org, or at the Academy of Music Box Office. Film tickets are $11.50 in advance and $14.50 at the door. Student tickets are $10 and are available only at the Box Office. After Party tickets are only available at www.OutForReel.org or at the door. To watch the film trailers visit www.OutForReel.org.

Out! For Reel’s mission is to create and strengthen our LGBT community through film and cultural events, build strong ties with our heterosexual allies, and work toward the eradication of homophobia in our community through education and the arts.


Press Release: Cross-Culture Journeys "Ancient Civilizations of the Red Sea": Early Bird Discounts Extended

DATELINE: November 1, 2010
Ati Jain, Cross-Culture Journeys, 413-256-6303 or ajain@ccjourneys.com
Mark G. Auerbach Public Relations, 413-733-7095 or MGAuerbach@gmail.com


Amherst, MA---Cross-Culture Journeys will offer a 16-day/14-night travel program “Ancient Civilizations of the Red Sea” to Egypt, The Sinai, and Jordan, on February 1-16, 2011. The travel program includes a 5-night cruise of the Red Sea onboard the intimate M/V Harmony V.

Travellers will arrive in Amman, Jordan for a visit to the Jordanian capital, along with the Wadi Rum (the former headquarters of Lawrence of Arabia), the red-rose city of Petra, and the Red sea resort of Aqaba. In the Sinai, excursions will be offered to St. Catherine’s Monastery, Sharm El Sheikh and the Ras Mohammed National Park before continuing to Hurghada in Egypt. The tour continues to Luxor, old and new Cairo, and the famous pyramids of Giza.

A six-day pre-tour extension to Syria (Damascus, Palmyra, and Aleppo) is available departing on January 26; a post-tour extension is available to Alexandria in Egypt. The pre-tour and post-tour extensions are optional and are not included in the basic tour prices.

The M/V Harmony V, launched in 2003 and refurbished in 2008, offers 25 outside cabins, regional and international cuisine, a sundeck and internet and email service.

Prices begin at $5,995 per person, double-occupancy, plus applicable taxes and surcharges. Free airfare is available from New York (JFK and/or Newark airports) when the trip is booked and paid-in-full before November 30, 2010. Prices for the Syria pre-tour extension begin at $1,995 per person, double-occupancy’ prices for the Alexandria post-tour extension begin at $1,495 per person, double-occupancy. Single supplements are available at additional costs.

Cross-Culture Journeys has been offering individual and customized group tours for over 20 years. Cross Culture Journeys features all-inclusive, small-group, in-depth cultural travel programs to over 40 unique destinations from Antarctica to Zagreb by air, land and small-ship. Over the last decade, Cross-Culture has developed travel programs for alumni associations and numerous public radio stations, including NPR member stations in Western New England, Washington, DC; Virginia, Ohio, Utah, and Texas.

For further information and a detailed itinerary, visit Cross-Culture Journeys' website at www.ccjourneys.com, call 800-491-1148 or 413-256-6303, or email: travel@ccjourneys.com.