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Rumor has it that the wedding nuptials are now scheduled for Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the famed Bally’s Las Vegas trip location.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA, May 25, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ — Tina, star of the #1 Las Vegas dinner theatre show ‘Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding,’ was spotted talking to the celebrity super couple Brangelina, about their recent engagement. Rumor has it that the wedding nuptials are now scheduled for Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the famed Bally’s Las Vegas trip location. Did Tina’s conversation with the Hollywood couple cause her to hesitate?

Not really… we have the real story!

The demands of any wedding are great. Tina has reportedly been packing her trousseau, dealing with the chef and baker about her menu, the jeweler about her rings and the florist about her bouquets. No cold feet here, just an exhausted Bride-to-Be who wanted to be refreshed for her memorable moment.

“Fierce weddings don’t come easy,” states Tina’s flamboyant brother Joey. “Every bride dreams of a perfect wedding day and Tina has had almost 4,000 of them here in Vegas. Can you blame a girl for wanting the perfect day again?”   ‘Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding’ began its celebration in Las Vegas at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in 2002, quickly becoming the #1 dinner theatre in Las Vegas. The highly-anticipated celebration at Bally’s Las Vegas is scheduled for Saturday, June 9th at 7 p.m. with a fresh new look and a hilarious new feel. A perfect way to celebrate your time in Vegas! Fun for all ages, and sexy enough to start the perfect girls night out!

‘Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding’ is unpredictable, spontaneous and the perfect way to celebrate corporate events, office parties, bachelorette parties, fundraisers and more. The more friends you bring to the wedding, the more memories. In addition, if a happy couple gets married at any Caesars Entertainment chapel in Las Vegas, the Wedding Capital of the World, the bride and groom receive two free tickets to the show. This Las Vegas wedding definitely takes the cake and we look forward to you joining us for the time of your life.

Website: http://www.tonyandtinavegas.com

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Today In History – April 26, 2012

Events
April 26
1803 – Over 2,300 meteorite stones, weighing between one quarter ounce and 20 pounds, rained down on the people of L’Aigle in northeastern France. The meteorites poured down along an 8-mile-long strip in this little town, 100 miles west of Paris. No one was hurt; but it was the first time scientists could verify that stones could come from outer space.

1921 – Weather broadcasts were heard for the first time on radio when WEW in St. Louis, MO aired weather news. Weather forecasts continue to be the top reason why people listen to radio; rating higher than music, news, sports and commercials! A sunny day to you wherever you may be on the planet…

1932 – Ed Wynn was heard on radio’s Texaco Star Theater for the first time. Wynn, a popular vaudeville performer, demanded a live audience to react to his humor if he was to make the switch to radio. The network consented and Wynn became radio’s first true superstar. He would later make the switch to TV.

1937 – This was a tragic day in history as German planes attacked the town of Guernica in Northern Spain. Without warning, the planes swooped down on the sleepy village, subjecting the citizens to three hours of continuous bombing. The village was left in flames; those who survived the bombs and tried to escape to surrounding fields were shot down by machine-gun fire from the air.

1937 – The publisher of LIFE magazine just about passed out when he looked at his just-off-the-press publication and noticed that someone had forgotten to put the word “LIFE” in the upper left-hand corner! It was the only time that LIFE was nameless. Since hundreds of thousands of copies were already printed, the magazine hit the streets with no name on the cover! The reason? A picture of a rooster would have had an obscured comb if the logotype had been used in the upper left-hand corner as usual.

1937 – The initial broadcast of Lorenzo Jones was heard over NBC radio this day. Karl Swenson played the lead role for the entire run of the serial. And quite a run it was. Lorenzo Jones was on the air until 1955.

1952 – Patty Berg set a new record for major women’s golf competition. She shot a 64 over 18 holes in a tournament in Richmond, California.

1954 – Grace Kelly, “Hollywood’s brightest and busiest star,” was seen on the cover of LIFE magazine. In a couple of years, the actress would leave the U.S. to become Princess Grace of Monaco.

1964 – The Boston Celtics wrapped up an unprecedented sixth consecutive NBA championship. The Celtics still had two more crowns to win, however, before the string would come to an end.

1970 – The musical, Company, opened on Broadway. It ran for 705 performances before parting company with appreciative audiences at the Alvin Theatre in New York City. Company starred Elaine Stritch.

1975 – On top of the Billboard popular music chart was B.J. Thomas, with the longest title ever for a number one song. (Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song was number one for one week, though it took that long just to say the title.

1983 – For the first time, the Dow Jones industrial average moved over the 1200 mark, just two months after smashing the 1100 barrier.

1986 – At 1:23 a.m. in Pripyat in the Ukraine when the Chernobyl atomic power station exploded. A three-hundred-square-mile area was evacuated in an attempt to protect over 100,000 residents of the area from radiation poisoning. 31 people died and unknown thousands were exposed as the radioactive material carried in the atmosphere spread throughout the world.

1987 – Tennis star Chris Evert won her 150th career tennis tournament. She beat Martina Navratilova in Houston, Texas.

Birthdays
April 26
1785 – John James Audubon
ornithologist, artist: the original Birdman; died Jan 27, 1851

1822 – Frederick Law Olmsted
landscape architect: Yosemite National Park, Central Park in New York City and other city parks in Boston, MA, Hartford, CT and Louisville, KY; died Aug 28, 1903

1882 – Jessie Redmon Fauset
author: There is Confusion, Plum Bun, The Chinaberry Tree, Comedy, American Style; literary editor: Crisis [NAACP publication]; co-publisher & editor: The Brownie Book; died Apr 30, 1961

1886 – Gertrude ‘Ma’ Rainey (Gertrude Malissa Nix Pridgett)
‘Mother of the Blues’: singer: C.C. Rider [aka See See Rider], Jelly Bean Blues, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Bo Weavil Blues; died Dec 22, 1939

1893 – Anita Loos
author, playwright: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, I Married an Angel, San Francisco, Saratoga, The Women; died Aug 18, 1981

1897 – Douglas Sirk (Claus Detlef Sierck)
director: Imitation of Life, A Time to Love & a Time to Die, Tarnished Angels, Written on the Wind, Magnificent Obsession, First Legion; died Jan 14, 1987

1900 – Charles Francis Richter
seismologist: invented the Richter scale for measuring the magnitude of earthquakes; died Apr 30, 1985

1917 – Sal (Salvatore Anthony) Maglie
‘The Barber’: baseball: pitcher: NY Giants [all-star: 1951, 1952/World Series: 1951, 1954], Cleveland Indians, Brooklyn Dodgers [World Series: 1956], NY Yankees, SL Cardinals; died Dec 28, 1992

1924 – (Theodore Marcus) Teddy Edwards
jazz musician: tenor sax: Me and My Lover; died Apr 20, 2003

1926 – Bambi Linn (Linnemier)
dancer, actress: Your Show of Shows, Oklahoma!

1927 – John Ralston
football: coach: Cal State Univ at San Jose, Stanford Univ; Coach/GM: Denver Broncos

1933 – Carol Burnett
Emmy Award-winning comedienne, actress: Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall [1962-1963], Carol & Company [1962-1963], Mad About You [1996-1997]; The Carol Burnett Show, Carol Burnett and Friends, The Garry Moore Show

1937 – Robert Boozer
basketball: Kansas State Univ., U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team [1960 gold medal]

1938 – Nino Benvenuti
International Boxing Hall of Famer: European Junior Middleweight title [1957, 1959], Olympic boxing gold medal [Rome, 1960], Junior Middleweight Champ [1965-1966], Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year [1968]; Middleweight Champ [1967-1970]; retired in 1971, total bouts: 90: won 82, lost 7, tied 1, knockouts 35

1938 – Maurice Williams
singer, songwriter: group: Zodiacs: Stay

1938 – Duane Eddy
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist: Rebel-’rouser, Forty Miles of Bad Road, Because They’re Young, Theme from Peter Gunn; actor: Because They’re Young, A Thunder of Drums, The Wild Westerners, The Savage Seven, Kona Coast

1941 – Claudine Clark
singer: Party Lights

1941 – (Dr.) Gary Cuozzo
football: Univ of Virginia all-American; NFL: QB: Baltimore Colts, NO Saints, Minnesota Vikings [Super Bowl IV], SL Cardinals; orthodontist [with his son] in Middletown NJ

1941 – Bruce MacGregor
hockey: NHL: Detroit Red Wings, NY Rangers; VP: Edmonton Oilers

1942 – Bobby Rydell (Robert Ridarelli)
singer: Wild One, We Got Love, Swingin’ School, Kissin’ Time, Volare, Forget Him; actor: Bye Bye Birdie, That Lady from Peking

1947 – Donna De Varona
Olympic Hall of Famer: 400-meter individual swimming medley [1964]; International Swimming Hall of Famer; International Women’s Sports Hall of Famer; sportscaster; founder of Women’s Sports Foundation

1947 – Boyd Matson
TV news anchor, correspondent: U.S.A. Today-The Television Series, The Real Story; TV host: National Geographic Explorer

1947 – Amos (Joseph) Otis
baseball: NY Mets, KC Royals [all-star: 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976], Pittsburgh Pirates [World Series: 1980]

1958 – Giancarlo Esposito
actor: The Usual Suspects, Smoke, Reckless, Blue in the Face, Malcolm X, Do the Right Thing, Sweet Lorraine, Bakersfield P.D.

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Chart Toppers
April 26
1948

Now is the Hour – Bing Crosby
Manana – Peggy Lee
The Dickey Bird Song – The Freddy Martin Orchestra (vocal: Glenn Hughes)
Anytime – Eddy Arnold

1956

Heartbreak Hotel/I Was the One – Elvis Presley
The Poor People of Paris – Les Baxter
Ivory Tower – Cathy Carr
Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins

1964

Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles
Twist and Shout – The Beatles
Do You Want to Know a Secret – The Beatles
Understand Your Man – Johnny Cash

1972

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
Rockin’ Robin – Michael Jackson
I Gotcha – Joe Tex
Chantilly Lace – Jerry Lee Lewis

1980

Call Me – Blondie
Ride like the Wind – Christopher Cross
With You I’m Born Again – Billy Preston & Syreeta
A Lesson in Leavin’ – Dottie West

1988

Where Do Broken Hearts Go – Whitney Houston
Devil Inside – INXS
Wishing Well – Terence Trent D’Arby
I’ll Always Come Back – K.T. Oslin

Source: 440.com

Tradition and Innovation of Tuscan Cooking School Comes to Maine’s Hartstone Inn

A week of great food and great times awaits visitors to Hartstone Inn & Hideaway, June 4-8 in Camden, Maine.

COLUMBUS, OH, February 16, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ — A week of great food and great times awaits visitors to Hartstone Inn & Hideaway, June 4-8. The inn has partnered with Chef Benedetta Vitali, who comes all the way from Florence, Italy to share her Tuscan cooking heritage with inn guests during an intensive five-day immersion cooking school. Chef Vitali will share original family recipes, grown out of her Tuscan roots.

Each day, Vitali will provide hands-on instruction, where guests will cook 3-4 recipes for lunch and then sit down to eat and discuss the meal they’ve prepared. In addition to her cooking expertise, Vitali will demonstrate the importance of selecting quality ingredients. She’ll teach guests to use their sense of smell, touch and sight in order to pick the perfect ingredients for each of these time-honored dishes.

This one-of-a-kind cooking experience is only available to Hartstone Inn guests. The full five-day cooking school, including accommodations and most meals, starts at just $1250 for a Traditional Room (Superior Rooms are $1500; Suites, $1650). The value-laden package includes: – Five nights of deluxe accommodations (Sunday – Thursday) – Private Sunday welcome Maine lobster bake dinner on the beach at the home of Hartstone Inn Owner/Chef Michael Salmon and Wife/Innkeeper Mary Jo Brink – Hartstone Inn Apron and welcome gift – Breakfast for two each morning – Lunch each day – Six cooking courses and two tastings – Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Making class at the nearby State of Maine Cheese Company – Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar tasting at Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars – Chef-led tour of Camden Farmers Market – Wine tasting and private tour of the Cellardoor Winery – *Priced based on one class participant. Additional guest (double occupancy room), offered for $525 supplement. This exclusive package is limited to just 14 participants.
A native of Florence, Chef Benedetta Vitali has taught cooking classes around the world and is an experienced restauranteur, award-winning chef and author of “Soffritto: Tradition & Innovation in Tuscan Cooking,” a James Beard Award finalist.

Owned by husband-wife team Chef Michael Salmon and Mary Jo Brink, Hartstone Inn & Hideaway is situated in mid-coast Maine in the historic and charming town of Camden. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Salmon has served as Chef at many four- and five-star hotels and resorts, including Hyatt, Caesar’s and Sonesta Resort Hotels. Lavish comfort welcome guests with luxe furnishings, fine amenities and a culinary experience unlike any other on this scenic slice of the East Coast. A Select Registry property, Harstone Inn is just steps from the picturesque harbor, with historic Windjammers, lighthouses, marine wildlife. Secluded islands, hiking, skiing, fishing and area attractions make Hartstone Inn the ultimate getaway for couples, girlfriends getaways or groups of friends. Complete information is found at www.hartstoneinn.com or (800) 788-4823.

Crafting a Kinder World

Michaels celebrates Random Acts of Kindness Day with $100,000 in giveaways.

IRVING, TX, February 16, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ — Random Acts of Kindness Day is Friday, Feb. 17, and to celebrate the spirit of the day and encourage others to participate, Michaels will give away more than $100,000 in gift cards at its 1,060+ stores and on its Facebook page.

Throughout the day, Michaels will randomly hand out thousands of gift cards in its stores and through Facebook to inspire people to in turn do something kind for others, such as donating their gift cards to a school, church or hospital, or using the cards to buy supplies to make a special homemade gift for someone.

“This is a fun way for us to say thanks to our loyal customers and an opportunity for them to pay it forward with a DIY gift,” said Michaels Chief Marketing Officer Paula Puleo. “We hope that our participation in Random Acts of Kindness Day will inspire our customers throughout the year.”

The unofficial holiday falls during Random Acts of Kindness Week, Feb. 13-19, founded by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, an internationally recognized nonprofit organization based upon the powerful belief in kindness, and dedicated to providing resources and tools that encourage acts of kindness.

Customers who want to participate in the holiday with a hand-made gift can find suggested projects to share at Michaels.com/sharethelove.

About Michaels Irving, Texas-based Michaels Stores, Inc. is North America’s largest specialty retailer of arts, crafts, framing, floral, wall decor, and seasonal merchandise for the hobbyist and do-it-yourself home decorator. The company currently owns and operates more than 1,060 Michaels stores in 49 states and Canada, and 136 Aaron Brothers stores, and produces 10 exclusive private brands including Recollections, Studio Decor, Bead Landing, Creatology, Ashland, Celebrate It, Art Minds, Artist’s Loft, Craft Smart and Loops & Threads. For more information visit www.Michaels.com.