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Media Alert for A Special Art Event this Friday, March 8th, 2013


Who: Leoma Lovegrove, an international known artist will be at a Bealls Florida Department Store! She is a SW Florida jewel as well!

What: A "Meet the Artist" and Live Painting and Signature Event

Where: Which Bealls Store?
Gateway Shoppes North Bay
13585 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, FL 34110

When: Tomorrow, Friday, March 8th
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Why: First time Lovegrove will exhibit her 3' x 4' large paintings of Florida subjects that were used to create the exclusive t-shirt designs. Leoma will be painting her name and signature hearts on the back of her shirts. You can also get "Leomatized" with her glasses.

Look for the Lovegrove Mobile Studio in front of Bealls.

For Additional Info here are some Contacts:
Leoma Lovegrove (239) 822-4109
Lou Ann Hitchens (615) 714-6391
Lovegrove Branding Agent/Curator
Karen Filips (941) 744-4262
Director-Marketing operations and Media - Bealls Dept. Stores, Inc






Happening This Weekend, Saturday March 9th!


South Florida's Got Talent!
Audition & Talent Competition

We share a very special and fun event for residents of the communities of Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Lehigh Acres.

"Southwest Florida's Got Talent!" is celebrating its fourth annual competition this Saturday, March 9th, 2013.
 This event will take place at: Shell Factory Nature Park, located at 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers, FL. Event hours are: 6:00 to 10:00 PM. The fee to attend is $10, which includes admission, appetizers, meet and greet, and of course the long awaited talent show.

The event is sponsored by the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Conric PR and Marketing, the Shell Factory and Nature Park, Telemundo SW Florida Station and Nuevos Ecos Hispanic Newspaper.

For more detailed information regarding "South Florida's Got Talent!", Please Call the Hispanic Chamber at 239.418.1441





Press Release for a SW Florida Happening Weekend of March 16th and 17th




Gulf Coast Town Center to Host Fine Art Festival

Released on March 5, 2013, Fort Myers, FL ---

Gulf Coast Town Center is hosting the Gulf Coast Fine Art Festival on Saturday and Sunday, March 16 & 17, from 10 am to 5 pm, in the outer parking lot across from jcpenney and Golf Galaxy. The art show will feature more than sixty of the nation's best and most talented artists. There will be all forms of art for sale including ceramics, metal, glass, jewelry, paintings, sculpture, wood, stone, fiber, photography and more.

All artwork is juried, which provides a higher level of quality, diversity and creativity of art on display, exemplifying the gifted artists in regions from all over the country.

The art festival is free and open to the public.

To learn more about the fine art show, visit on-line at

For Immediate Release
Contact: Ashleigh Henry, Marketing Director
Gulf Coast Town Center (239) 267-5107 ext. 239

About Gulf Coast Town Center
Owned and managed by CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. of Chattanooga, Tennessee, [NYSE:CBL] and The Richard E. Jacobs Group, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio. Gulf Coast Town Center features more than 70 great specialty shops and over 30 restaurants and eateries. Gulf Coast Town Center is anchored by Bass Pro Shops, Belk, Costco, Dick's Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy, jcpenney, Ron Jon Surf Shop, SuperTarget, a 16-screen Regal Cinema and more. Gulf Coast Town Center is conveniently located off I-75, Alico Road, exit 128.

For more information, visit on-line at






For Immediate Release

SENIOR PROM Finale Shoot Date Scheduled for Oct 13

NAPLES, Fla. (August 1, 2012) - Production for SENIOR PROM, a competition reality television show that follows eight Naples seniors as they journey towards their dream dance of a lifetime, will be completed on October 13 th, when the show culminates in a live 
audience event at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples, Fla. 

Hosted by American icon Debbie Reynolds, each of the 10, 60-minute SENIOR PROM episodes is being filmed at locations around Naples and in Hollywood, Calif. The finale was originally scheduled for the end of August, but Ms. Reynolds is currently shooting an HBO film in Las Vegas, and rather than try to fit into an already tight schedule, the production company moved the date to accommodate all parties.

“Debbie is thrilled with the new October 13th date for the ‘Senior Prom’ finale taping,” said Todd Fisher, spokesperson for Ms. Reynolds.  “Her shooting schedule on the HBO movie ‘Behind The Candelabra’ made August travel to Naples a logistical and scheduling challenge.  The new date allows her participation in both of these wonderful productions without constraints.”

Four Naples women and four men were selected after they auditioned and met the casting criteria for the reality show. SENIOR PROM has been following each contestant as he or she prepares to perform; providing training, coaching and dance practice with several award-winning Broadway legend coaches/partners. 

The culminating live audience event at the Philharmonic Center on Oct 13th hosted by Ms. Reynolds, provides an opportunity for the cast to perform live with a full orchestra for their friends, family, community, and viewing audience.   Attendees are encouraged to dress in “prom attire.” Prior to the taping, a special “Celebration of Dance” will feature prominent members of the Naples dance community. 

More about Modern Features Entertainment
Modern Features Entertainment, LLC is a full-service production company headquartered in Beverly Hills, Calif. The company specializes in the development of traditional, new and emerging media.  The firm selected Naples as the primary setting for a reality TV show for its beauty, weather, dedication to the arts, and vibrant sense of community.

For more information visit or email

Production Company Contact:    
Shelli Stutz, Executive Producer
Modern Features Entertainment, LLC

Agency Contact:
AD Marketing & Communications

1401 Lee Street, Suite B, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Alison Drake
Phyllis Ershowsky




Official Press Release:  

Il Cielo to open on Sanibel Jan. 16

All-star lineup including world-class chefs Loretta Paganini and Marco Corricelli team up to create definitive Italian dining experience for the island

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. (Jan. 4, 2011) – The wait will soon be over to experience Sanibel Island’s newest dining establishment. Meaning “the sky” in Italian, Il Cielo (pronounced “eel chee-ello”) is a definitive Italian dining experience that will open to the public for dinner on Monday, Jan. 16 at 5 p.m. Celebrity Chef Loretta Paganini, host of “Simply Gourmet” on the Discovery Channel and proprietor of the International Culinary Arts & Sciences Institute, and Milan’s Chef Marco Corricelli are the gourmet masterminds behind Il Cielo’s Italian offerings.


“We are very excited to be opening this season on Sanibel and can’t wait to welcome our dear friends and neighbors, both old and new, to experience Il Cielo,” said Chef Paganini. Il Cielo is located at 1244 Periwinkle Way and will be open for dinner seven days a week from 5 to 10 p.m. Paganini and Corricelli will use fresh, local products for uniquely flavorful dishes. Menu selections will range from lighter fare, soups, salads and antipasti to main selections including pasta, seafood, meat and poultry specialties with a wide selection of desserts and cheeses.

The Il Cielo experience will also include a full bar menu and an extensive wine list of perennial favorites and surprising alternatives personally selected by Master Sommelier Ron Edwards to complement the restaurant’s unique menu. The restaurant’s full menu is available online at

In order to keep the menu as fresh as possible, Paganini and Corricelli plan to change entrees and desserts in accordance with the seasons.

Born in Bologna, Italy, Paganini is director of ICASI, a state-of-the-art teaching center that includes five professional kitchens, a library, lecture hall and gardens. She is also founder of the Loretta Paganini School of Cooking in Cleveland and the author of “Bologna Mia” (St. Martin’s Press). Paganini is a frequent guest on The Discovery Channel, Cleveland’s NBC affiliate WKYC’s “Good Company,” the CBS Early Show and other national programs. In addition to regular visits, she resides on Sanibel for one month each year.

Fluent in three languages, Corricelli began his career at the Amerigo Vespucci Institute of Culinary Arts in Milan and made his reputation in renowned kitchens of London, Paris and Amsterdam. He's served as a personal chef for European heads of state and as head chef at Malibu's Ristorante Allegna was a favorite among Hollywood elite. In 2007, the 5-star Las Dunas Palace beckoned him to Spain but soon thereafter he was recruited away by Lenotre Marbella -- a crown jewel in the empire of French legend Gaston Lenotre. Word of mouth brought Marco to the attention of nearby La Zagaleta Country Club, the continent's most exclusive resort, and over the next four years he was a private chef for several of Europe’s most prominent families. “Having had the opportunity to work at some amazing European ports of call, it will be exciting to bring a taste of coastal, Mediterranean cuisine to Sanibel Island,” said Chef Corricelli.

Reservations are now being accepted by phone and online. For more information or reservations, call 239-472-5555 or visit

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