New to Netflix for August 2022

August is underway and with it comes a whole bunch of new selections to watch on Netflix. From The Sandman season 1, to Locke & Key season 3, as well as all three of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies, we’ve got you covered on all of the new shows and movies hitting Netflix this month. New […]

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Maroon 5, Maren Morris, John Mulaney to Headline 2022 Shaquille O’Neal Foundation’s ‘The Event’ Presented by Pepsi Stronger Together

Second Annual Fundraiser to Take Place Oct. 1 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – August 19, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

The Shaquille O’Neal Foundation today announced details for The Event, its second annual fundraising gala presented by Pepsi Stronger Together scheduled for Oct. 1, 2022, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The evening will feature an all-star lineup from the worlds of music and comedy, including performances from multiple GRAMMY award-winning artists Maroon 5; CMA’s 2020 Female Artist of the Year Maren Morris; and Emmy award-winning comedian John Mulaney — with more performers to be announced in the coming weeks. 

Established by four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal, The Shaquille O’Neal Foundation’s mission is to create pathways for underserved youth to help them achieve their full potential. In doing so, it has partnered with two organizations close to Shaquille’s heart — Boys & Girls Clubs and Communities in Schools. The Event serves as the primary fundraiser for The Shaquille O’Neal Foundation.

Concert tickets ranging from $50 to $250 are available to the public and go on sale at 10 a.m. PT on Friday, Aug. 19, via AXS.com. The evening will also include a private cocktail reception, dinner, and live auction followed by the public performance. Table sponsorships for the private event range from $10,000 to $75,000. Additional details about The Event and ticket/table options can be found at shaqfoundation.org.

“Last year’s Event was a lifetime highlight for me, which is saying something,” O’Neal professed. “We set the bar high but we’re looking forward to an even bigger night this year: more guests, more acts, more passion for positive change. Not only do we have some of the best names in music again, but we’re also adding comedy. I’m especially proud of how accessible The Event is, with concert tickets starting at just $50. The evening is about people — from everyday fans to sports and entertainment stars to corporate CEOs — coming together to make a difference in kids’ lives.”

The Foundation focuses on serving children in Las Vegas and Atlanta. Last year, it announced the opening of the Shaquille O’Neal Boys & Girls Club of Henry County, located just outside of Atlanta. The 2021 gala raised more than $2.9 million, providing essential support for the Club, Shaquille’s annual Shaq-a-Claus holiday program and more. Proceeds from this year’s event will support similar efforts, including a new project (yet to be announced) in Las Vegas with Boys & Girls Clubs and Communities in Schools.

“We are proud to partner, once again, with The Shaquille O’Neal Foundation to support our communities in need,” said Derek Lewis, President, PepsiCo Multicultural. “The partnership between Pepsi Stronger Together and The Shaquille O’Neal Foundation is rooted in bringing smiles where they are needed most and we look forward to continue to expand our initiatives together.”

About The Shaquille O’Neal Foundation

The Shaquille O’Neal Foundation creates pathways for underserved youth, helping them achieve their full potential. Established in 2019 by the NBA Hall of Famer, television sports analyst and entrepreneur Shaquille O’Neal, the Foundation works to instill hope and bring about change in communities, collectively shaping a brighter future for our children. While primarily partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs and Communities in Schools, the Foundation will simultaneously support Shaquille’s other charitable endeavors, such as his annual Shaq-a-Claus holiday event and initiatives alongside his corporate partners. For more information, visit shaqfoundation.org.

About MGM Grand Garden Arena

The MGM Grand Garden Arena is home to concerts, championship boxing and premier sporting and special events. The Arena offers comfortable seating for as many as 16,800 with excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art acoustics, lighting and sound. Prominent events to date have included world championship fights between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson as well as Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez and Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao; and concerts by The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Bette Midler, George Strait, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, U2, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Jimmy Buffett and the Barbra Streisand Millennium Concert. The MGM Grand Garden Arena also has been home to annual events including the Academy of Country Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, the Latin GRAMMY Awards, iHeartRadio Music Festival, Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Championship and Frozen Fury NHL pre-season games hosted by the Los Angeles Kings.

About Pepsi Stronger Together

Pepsi Stronger Together is a national initiative to empower and engage communities around the country by providing tailored programming and resources that bring people together. It was conceived with the idea that now, more than ever, we must foster a sense of connection and belonging, starting by investing locally. Launched in May of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic — engaging its network of partners in the South to shine a spotlight on essential front-line workers in a variety of industries — Pepsi Stronger Together was expanded in October of 2020 by partnering with NBA teams and charitable organizations to foster, among other things, community and police relations. 

Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose. Under this vision, Pepsi Stronger Together is continually evolving the program to respond to the cultural moment and meet the needs of communities across the United States. Stay up to date at pepsistrongertogether.com, where visitors can engage in conversation and learn about the latest community initiatives and how to give back. Follow the conversation on social media at @pepsistrongertogether.

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ALBANY, N.Y. – August 19, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

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Author Stephen F. Knapp’s New Audiobook ‘Don’t Ask Me How I Feel I Have MS’ is a Stirring Memoir That Details the Author’s Diagnosis and Journey With Multiple Sclerosis

BOCA RATON, Fla. – August 19, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

Audiobook Network author Stephen F. Knapp, who holds two master’s degrees and has had multiple careers throughout the years including as a golfer in the Professional Golfers’ Association, has completed his new audiobook “Don’t Ask Me How I Feel I Have MS”: a heartfelt memoir detailing the author’s struggles and understanding of multiple sclerosis.

“Prior to my diagnosis, I had no idea what multiple sclerosis was,” writes Knapp. “No one in my family has ever had it. Much like so many other illnesses with long names, if I did not know someone who had it, I probably did not know anything about it. But when something catches my attention, I delve into it full steam ahead. I will never consider myself an expert on MS. I am not a doctor. However, I have read a number of books about MS, I have attended many MS seminars, I have read extensively about it from ubiquitous Internet sources, devoured all the pamphlets put out by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and other national organizations, and I have viewed videos on various subjects related to MS. I have also joined several local support groups who meet on a monthly basis. I now feel I have at least a fair degree of formal understanding about MS.”

Years of dedicated research on MS to gain knowledge about his disease has led Knapp to better understand exactly how he could take back a certain level of control over his life. Along the way, the author has also discovered possible links to how MS can develop, writing, “Through my own research I have learned that Scotland has more people with MS than any other country per capita, in the world. It is very dark there with little sunlight which seems to be a good climate for MS to occur.”

Published by Audiobook Network, author Stephen F. Knapp’s new audiobook is an incredible source of information on a disease many people do not have first-hand knowledge of. Knapp shares all he can in the hopes of helping those newly diagnosed looking to find stories they can relate to and loved ones of those with MS looking to better understand what the experience is like.

Listeners can purchase the audiobook edition of “Don’t Ask Me How I Feel I Have MS” by Stephen F. Knapp through Audible, the Apple iTunes store, or Amazon.

Audiobook Network, Inc. (ABN) is a full-service audiobook publishing company that transforms authors’ books or eBooks to life through audio narration. ABN handles, narration, production, audio editing, digital formatting, distribution, promotion, and royalty collections all under one roof. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Audiobook Network at 866-296-7774.

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Author Lucas Gorton McIntire’s New Audiobook ‘The Way’ is a Heartbreaking, Yet Inspiring, Story of 2 Individuals Whose Lives Are Turned Upside Down by a Unique Couple

Recent audiobook release “The Way” from Audiobook Network author Lucas Gorton McIntire follows the lives of Joshua and Tiffany, two individuals who appear to have everything anyone would want. Despite this appearance, they both carry a heavy burden that follow them wherever they go, until a chance encounter with an unusual couple will set them on a journey of destruction, despair, and ultimately, hope.

TUNICA, Miss. – August 19, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

Lucas Gorton McIntire, has completed his new audiobook “The Way”: a captivating tale of two individuals, each on their own path of self-destruction, when their lives are forever changed.

“In ‘The Way’, Joshua and Tiffany appear to have everything,” shares McIntire. “But they are both in bondage to the world in very different ways. However, their lives are dramatically impacted by an unassuming couple who come to change the lives of an entire community. Follow Joshua and Tiffany as they wade through rejection, addiction, and despair. Sometimes hope is found at the bottom of the pit.”

Published by Audiobook Network, author Lucas Gorton McIntire’s new audiobook is a harrowing but ultimately uplifting story of exploitation, loss, and the reformative power of Christ that can be found in even the darkest moments. As Joshua and Tiffany find themselves tested, will they manage to survive their trials, or will they succumb to society’s destructive enticements and be lost in their destructive ways forever?

Listeners can purchase the audiobook edition of “The Way” by Lucas Gorton McIntire through Audible, the Apple iTunes Store, or Amazon.

Audiobooks are the fastest-growing segment in the digital publishing industry. According to The Infinite Dial 2019, 50% of Americans age 12 and older have listened to an audiobook. This huge growth can be partly attributed to increased listening in cars, which surpassed the home as the #1 audiobook listening location in the 2019 survey. Smart speaker proliferation also bodes well for future listening growth and more mainstream listening.

Audiobook Network, Inc. (ABN) is a full-service audiobook publishing company that transforms authors’ books or eBooks to life through audio narration. ABN handles, narration, production, audio editing, digital formatting, distribution, promotion, and royalty collections all under one roof. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Audiobook Network at 866-296-7774.

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Author Artis J. Singleton’s New Audiobook ‘Fighting the Loneliness: Confined to a Place Inhabited by Many’ Explores the Thoughts of One Whose Job Causes Isolation

Recent audiobook release “Fighting the Loneliness: Confined to a Place Inhabited by Many” from Audiobook Network author Artis J. Singleton is a powerful journey through the mind of a prison warden, who often finds himself alone on the job with only his thoughts to guide him. Told through a collection of poetry, Singleton’s tale focuses on finding one’s peace despite one’s circumstances in life.

VALDOSTA, Ga. – August 19, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

Artis J. Singleton, a retired prison warden of 30 years, has completed his new audiobook “Fighting the Loneliness: Confined to a Place Inhabited by Many”: a thought-provoking exploration of tuning into one’s inner soul and listening with the ears of God for guidance in life.

“After a long day of work with no one to talk to, God would whisper in my ear, ‘Occupy your mind’,” writes Singleton. “I didn’t know what was going on or how to respond, but as the loneliness got worse, I started to realize that if I didn’t occupy my mind with something positive and good, that other little voices would start to occupy my mind. Those voices tend to lead you away from the things you value most in life (God, family, friends, career, and so on).”

Singleton continues, “Occupy your mind with God’s will for your life, or the things in the world will help you occupy it with the world’s will for your life. Make your daily decision and choices based on the godly things you value most.

“I truly hope you find the poems enjoyable, and hopefully, they give you a small glimpse into the mind of a lonely but blessed prison warden.”

Published by Audiobook Network, author Artis J. Singleton’s new audiobook is an enlightening experience that discusses how looking toward God for salvation can aid in the fight against one’s inner thoughts and demons. Each poem will provide comfort to listeners and remind them that no matter how lonely one’s circumstances might be, they are never fully alone if they form a connection with God.

Listeners can purchase the audiobook edition of “Fighting the Loneliness: Confined to a Place Inhabited by Many” by Artis J. Singleton through Audible, the Apple iTunes store, or Amazon. 

Audiobook Network, Inc. (ABN) is a full-service audiobook publishing company that transforms authors’ books or eBooks to life through audio narration. ABN handles, narration, production, audio editing, digital formatting, distribution, promotion, and royalty collections all under one roof. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Audiobook Network at 866-296-7774.

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Author William Rust’s New Audiobook ‘Thoughts of Emotions’ is a Collection of Poetry That Creates a Beautiful Journey Through the Author’s Mind and Emotions

Recent audiobook release “Thoughts of Emotions” from Audiobook Network author William Rust is a fascinating assortment of poems that reflect on the natural beauty of the world and the human condition. Each entry provides a small glimpse into the author’s mind and invites readers to consider the world around them in a different light.

GLOBE, Ariz. – August 19, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

William Rust, a poet since the age of 14, has completed his new audiobook “Thoughts of Emotions”: a stirring and thought-provoking compilation of prose that explores the author’s views on the world through his gift of poetry.

Using his skills to perfectly encapsulate human emotion, Rust discusses friendships, love, and heart attack, such as in his poem entitled “Sadness in Loving You”, in which he writes, “Such a beautiful evening || Why does it always end the same? || You come to me for only a moment in life || And at the day’s end, you return home

“Baby, I sit here alone crying || Asking, Why isn’t my home your home? || Patience I need; yes, I agree || Still where are you? Why not with me?

“No pain do I feel || But sadness for our lost time || I know you say soon to be || Hold me tight, and chase away the nightmare

“I love you more than words can express || Yet my actions come far short of the truth || There is no way to make you understand || Being apart from you is a personal hell”

Published by Audiobook Network, author William Rust’s new audiobook will inspire listeners to tap into and reflect upon their emotions. Rust’s words will resonate with those who find themselves experiencing difficult times and encourage them to push through and appreciate their loved ones who stand with them.

Listeners can purchase the audiobook edition of “Thoughts of Emotions” by William Rust through Audible, the Apple iTunes store, or Amazon. 

Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment in the digital publishing industry. According to The Infinite Dial 2019, 50% of Americans age 12 and older have listened to an audiobook. This huge growth can be partly attributed to increased listening in cars, which surpassed the home as the #1 audiobook listening location in the 2019 survey. Smart speaker proliferation also bodes well for future listening growth and more mainstream listening. 

Audiobook Network, Inc. (ABN) is a full-service audiobook publishing company that transforms authors’ books or eBooks to life through audio narration. ABN handles, narration, production, audio editing, digital formatting, distribution, promotion, and royalty collections all under one roof. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Audiobook Network at 866-296-7774.

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Author Katrina Gathwright’s new book, ‘Welcome to First Grade’ is a delightful tale of two young sisters and their adventures during the first day of first grade

Recent release “Welcome to First Grade” from Covenant Books author Katrina Gathwright tells the charming story of Haley and Hannah, two young girls who are excited about what their first day of first grade will bring. They speculate about all that they might experience, and head to school to meet their brand-new teacher and friends.

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. – August 19, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

Katrina Gathwright, who earned a master’s degree in educational management from Strayer University and works in the field of education, has completed her new book, “Welcome to First Grade”: an adorable story of the first day of school and the exciting possibilities it holds.

“It’s the first day of school for Haley and Hannah, but they don’t know what to expect,” writes Gathwright. “Starting first grade is a bit scary for them, but they are anxious to find out what will happen. Read this fun story to find out what happens on the first day of school in first grade.”

Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Katrina Gathwright’s new book is full of colorful artwork that expertly illustrates the thrilling day that Hannah and Haley experience. With new friends and a kind teacher to instruct their days ahead, Hannah and Haley find that first grade isn’t so scary after all.

Readers can purchase “Welcome to First Grade” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Covenant books is an international Christian owned and operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.

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Author Tami Johnson’s new book, ‘Hans and Greta: In What Is Christmas’ is the story of twin baby goats discovering the magic of Christmas for the very first time

Recent release “Hans and Greta: In What Is Christmas” from Covenant Books author Tami Johnson is an adorable book about twin baby goats who get wrapped up in the Christmas excitement on their farm and learn the story of the very first Christmas from their older friends.

ARLINGTON, S.D. – August 19, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

Tami Johnson, a South Dakota native, mother, grandmother, and small business owner, has completed her new book, “Hans and Greta: In What Is Christmas”: a story about the wonder, magic, and true meaning of Christmas. She is also the author of the books “Hana’s First Christmas on the Farm”, “Ben and Hana Guardians of the Guineas”, “Nick the Christmas Coyote”, “Ben and Hana: In Saving Noname”, “The Goats That Saved Christmas”, “Bucky, the New Kid on the Farm”, and “The Christmas Tree Disaster”. If Tami is not at her shop in town, she will be found on her acreage, which is called Bird Scratch Ranch, usually with a few animals or birds trailing behind her. These animals of both present and past are the inspiration for her stories.

Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Tami Johnson’s new book takes place just a couple of days before Christmas at Bird Scratch Ranch. Twin goats Hans and Greta wander around the farmyard taking in all the excitement of the other animals as they prepare for Christmas. They are confused and do not understand what all the excitement is about. They have never heard of this thing called Christmas or what presents are. There is even talk of someone named Santa Claus that they have never met.

As they head to the barn to ask their mom about this Christmas thing, they run into Ben the guard dog. When they tell him that they do not understand what Christmas is all about, Ben tells them that back when he was a young pup, he did not know what it was either until his mom told him a story about Christmas.

On Christmas Eve, Ben sets Hans, Greta, and some of their friends down in the barn and tells them the story his mom once told him. The story of the very first Christmas.

Readers can purchase “Hans and Greta: In What Is Christmas” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Covenant Books is an international Christian-owned and -operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work that appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.   

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Author Cherie Cotner’s new book, ‘Breaking Your Neck is a Pain in the Butt’ is an exceptional tale of perseverance in the face of a life changing accident

Recent release “Breaking Your Neck is a Pain in the Butt” from Covenant Books author Cherie Cotner is an incredible story of her own life, detailing the accident that changed her life and the joy and humor she weaved into her days despite it all.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – August 19, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

Cherie Cotner, a quadriplegic who persevered to live a full life against all odds, has completed her new book, “Breaking Your Neck is a Pain in the Butt”: a story of determination to live a full life in the face of a life changing accident.

Cotner shares, “When I thought of the title Pain in the Butt, I meant it figuratively, since I do not even have sensation there! As I have shared my title with people through the years, the reaction is always a laugh, as I had hoped to invoke humor. I wrote it with that in mind. I hope once you read my book, you will see despite the turn my life took on that, fateful day in December, I not only survived the tragedy but went on to live an exuberant and joyful life, “Joie de Vivre.””

Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Cherie Cotner’s new book shares her story of how she broke her neck and subsequently became paralyzed. Though her life could have stopped there, she refused and kept living. Her incredible story will evoke hope and encouragement in readers and is weaved throughout with her humor that will leave audiences feeling her joy radiate through her tale.

Readers can purchase “Breaking Your Neck is a Pain in the Butt” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Covenant Books is an international Christian owned and operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.   

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