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    Author John I. Snyder Shares the Power of Persistent Prayer on Focus on the Family’s National Day of Prayer Broadcast

    07/05/2015

    International pastor and speaker John I. Snyder, author of Your 100 Day Prayer: The Transforming Power of Actively Waiting on God from Thomas Nelson, shared his story with Focus on the Family in today’s National Day of Prayer broadcast, The Power of Persistent Prayer. The interview with Focus President Jim Daly and Vice President John Fuller can been heard on Focus on the Family Radio and online at focusonthefamily.com/radio.

    The book came as a result of a personal prayer journey that Snyder and his family began with many close friends. “There were many issues we were all facing, and we decided to pray together over 100 days for God’s resolution to the matters that were weighing most heavily on our hearts. I did a prayer post every day on my blog that we’d all read together, in different parts of the world, and after the 100 days were over, we all received the most incredible answers to prayer. We were inspired to share our journeys.”

    The blog posts Snyder wrote were put together into a manuscript, which was quickly picked up by Thomas Nelson. The book has gone on to transform the lives of many readers all over the world, taking them on an intentional 100-day journey in prayer over a specific issue or circumstance in their lives.

    Your 100 Day Prayer has been endorsed by Thomas W. Gillespie, President Emeritus of Princeton Theological Seminary; Rick Dempsey, Sr. Vice President of Walt Disney Studios; singer and motivational speaker Pat Boone; and many others, including hundreds of readers who have embarked on this life-changing prayer journey.

    John received his Master of Theology and Master of Divinity degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey, and he received his Doctor of Theology degree magna cum laude in New Testament Studies from the University of Basel, Switzerland. He has planted churches in North America and Europe, and continues his ministry in both continents.

    Dr. Snyder is also a main contributing author of the new theology and culture online magazine Theology Mix. Theology Mix is a collaboration of 40+ writers, pastors, evangelists, and artists from the Christian community, both mainstream and independent, with an average of half a million hits a month. With authors from a multitude of theological backgrounds, the site explores issues that Christians face in many areas of mainstream culture, providing insights into faith-based leadership, church planting in a changing religious climate, and the increasingly neglected area of Apologetics.

    For more info on Your 100 Day Prayer, visit your100dayprayer.com.

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  • New Theology Webzine Celebrates National Day of Prayer with Giveaway

    07/05/2015

    New Theology Webzine Celebrates National Day of Prayer with Giveaway

    New theology and culture online magazine and website Theology Mix took part in the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 7, with their Power of Prayer Giveaway, coinciding with contributing author Dr. John I. Snyder’s prayer broadcast with Focus on the Family. The broadcast can been heard on Focus on the Family Radio and online at focusonthefamily.com/radio. Dr. Snyder is an author, pastor, and international church planter.

    The Power of Prayer giveaway Grand Prize includes books from Harper Collins, featuring Snyder’s book Your 100 Day Prayer: The Transforming Power of Actively Waiting on God from Thomas Nelson, as well as gift cards for Macy’s ($100) and Starbucks ($25). The announcement for the winner will take place Mother’s Day weekend.

    Theology Mix is a collaboration of 40+ writers, pastors, evangelists, and artists from the Christian community, both mainstream and independent, with an average of half a million hits a month. With authors from a multitude of backgrounds, from Lutheran to Baptist to Catholic to Pentecostal, the site discusses Biblical Interpretation, Apologetics, and the relevance of Christianity in culture, as well as history, art, science, and sports.

    “The response to Theology Mix has been enthusiastic and encouraging,” said Shirin Milton, co-founder and General Editor of Theology Mix. “We wanted to hear from people from all walks of life, holding different theological opinions, and create a place to share ideas and hold respectful dialogue. From the feedback we’ve received so far, it’s clear now that people are looking for that on the Internet and we are filling a need.”

    Milton co-founded the site with Sarah Snyder and Stephanie Snyder, who were joined by other personalities including Dr. John I. Snyder, Blog Talk Radio Host Scott McCausey, and pastors Jeremy Lundmark, author of The Fury of God, online evangelist Chris Linzey, and LEO Sam King.

    The website explores issues that Christians face in many areas of mainstream culture, providing insights into faith-based leadership, church planting in a changing religious climate, and the increasingly neglected area of Apologetics.

    “Since more people are turning to the Internet to find answers to their life questions, this is a joint effort of writers who are passionate about communicating the light of Christ to the online community,” says Dr. Snyder. “There is a strong element of Apologetics, Spiritual Growth, and Biblical Interpretation on the site, which is becoming more and more scarce these days.”

    Other authors include former NFL quarterback Tim Hiller, Amazon bestselling author Carol Howell, Col. Carl Lammers, an apologist who deals with Islam, renowned church planter Dr. H. Stanley Wood, psychiatrist Dr. Ryan Fraser, and many others from a variety of fields—ministry and evangelism, entertainment, business, education, military, and more.

    For more info on Theology Mix, visit theologymix.com.

    About Theology Mix: Theology Mix is a theology and culture blog on church life, culture, and theological debate, from Christian Apologetics and Biblical Interpretation, to church leadership development, to music, art, literature, and baseball. With contributors of all ages and theological backgrounds, Theology Mix is an open forum to discuss and debate Christianity from a myriad of angles. Authors include church planting specialist Dr. H. Stan Wood; Internet evangelist Rev. Chris Linzey; Dr. John I. Snyder, author of Your 100 Day Prayer: The Transforming Power of Actively Waiting on God; Rev. Jeremy Lundmark, author of The Fury of God; writer Joshua Eric Murray; psychiatrist Dr. Ryan Fraser; Amazon best-selling author Carol Howell; author Jill Richardson; Col. Carl Lammers; and many others.

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    Deer Park Avenue Represents Washington, D.C. in Final Round of Hard Rock Rising

    30/04/2014

    Hard Rock’s Global Battle of the Bands Competition Gives Washington, D.C.’s Own Deer Park Avenue the Chance to Take the Stage in Rome!

    Washington, D.C., April 28, 2014 – With more than 10,000 bands entered worldwide, 418,000 votes submitted and 750 bands competing in live battles at 70+ Hard Rock Cafes around the world, the results are in and Washington, D.C.’s own Deer Park Avenue has made it to the final round of Hard Rock Rising – the world’s largest battle of the bands competition! After battling it out with several of the area’s top bands at Hard Rock Cafe Washington, D.C., Deer Park Avenue is among the top winners from around the world and is one step closer to winning the chance of a lifetime – an all-expenses paid trip to Rome, Italy to perform at the first Hard Rock Live Rome music festival this summer! Second and third prize winners will each receive new music equipment and gear valued at $10,000.

    Local fans can vote once more for their favorite competitor to move into the Top 25 and help the Washington, D.C. band get one step closer to performing in Rome. During the final round, Deer Park Avenue will compete against winners from 70+ other worldwide cities, via an online final fan voting phase to determine the Top 25 global bands. Fans can vote on the Hard Rock Cafe Washington, D.C. Facebook or by visiting www.facebook.com/hrcwashingtondc.

    “It is so important that we continue to show our support for emerging artists and give new talent a chance at much greater exposure,” said Scott Hutchison of acclaimed indie-band, Frightened Rabbit.  “I’m really eager to hear the top 25 bands that the world chooses, and I’m even more excited to pick the winner who will perform at Hard Rock’s first Hard Rock Live in Rome music festival.”  

    Deer Park Avenue has already received a taste of the rock star lifestyle in Washington, D.C., and now has the chance to be judged alongside 24 other winners from across the globe. These local winners will be evaluated by a panel of celebrity judges and music industry professionals, including Steven Van Zandt, producer, songwriter, creator of the world’s most successful radio rock show “Little Steven’s Underground Garage,” founding member of the E Street Band and soon to be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee; singer and hit songwriter Bonnie McKee, known for her hit single “American Girl” as well as hit songs for Katy Perry, Ke$ha, and Britney Spears; Scott Hutchison of acclaimed indie-band, Frightened Rabbit; Laura Taylor of Everybody’s Management, who currently works with Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons; Stone, guitarist of Taiwanese band Mayday and Hard Rock Records’ Artist Relations Executive James Buell, who will determine the grand prize winner and two runner-up bands.

    Visit www.hardrock.com/DC for additional details and ways to vote for Deer Park Avenue for the final voting phase.

    Rock Out in Rome

    Rome and Piazza del Popolo will be at the center of the music world this summer as Hard Rock International partners with Roma Capitale for a concert event that will go down in music history. On Saturday, July 12, 2014, Hard Rock presents Hard Rock Live Rome, a free outdoor music festival in the heart of the Roman Empire. The event will feature a headline performance by Italian chart toppers, NEGRAMARO, best known for their breakthrough album Mentre Tutto Scorre, which went six-times platinum since its release. Winners of Hard Rock Rising will be flown to Italy and receive the ultimate rock star experience – the chance to visit the historic city of Rome and join NEGRAMARO for the main stage festivities!

    Hard Rock Live Rome is sure to be an unforgettable event in the Eternal City! Hard Rock Live Rome will bring a fresh music program to more than 40,000 fans from across Italy and feature a mixture of Italian and international talent. With six hours of live performances by more than 10 bands on two outdoor stages, music fans and festival-goers of all ages have the chance to watch performances by established rockers and today’s hottest up-and-coming artists.

    Committed to supporting music and emerging artists around the globe, Hard Rock International hosted more than 25,000 live music events worldwide in 2013. The brand continues its dedication to support of up-and-coming artists in 2013 with the Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands, providing a forum for today’s hottest new talent.

    Visit www.hardrock.com for details on event dates and times, and stop by a Hard Rock Cafe location nearby to witness local bands battle for the opportunity of a lifetime!

    About Hard Rock International

    With a total of 180 venues in 55 countries, including 140 cafes, 19 hotels and 9 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Seoul, Vienna, Anchorage and Siem Reap. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Aruba, Abu Dhabi, Ibiza and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

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  • Gregg Bissonette Joins the Dixon Drums Family

    17/04/2014

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (April 17, 2014) – GRAMMY Award-winning drummer Gregg Bissonette announced his new partnership with drum and hardware company Dixon Drums today. The renowned drummer will introduce his Artisan Series Gregg Bissonette Signature drum set this fall, working with Dixon as an artist endorser, clinician, brand ambassador and product consultant. The Gregg Bissonette Signature set will feature his favorite shell composition, North American Maple.

    “I’ve always had a great passion for drum gear and a fascination with the history of drums and drumming,” says Bissonette. “I’m always eager to learn more about musical drumming and drum set vocabulary. I love the way drumming history and new vocabulary affects me as a player. With Dixon, I can contribute my experience as a whole to the growth and development of a brand committed to quality and the art of drumming.”

    Bissonette’s decision to join Dixon came from their shared goal to advance the art of drumming through quality craftsmanship, innovation and education.

    “Gregg Bissonette fits Dixon’s vision and values like a glove,” says Dixon Brand Manager Jim Uding. “Gregg represents what drumming is all about and has something to offer anyone who picks up a pair of drumsticks. Gregg Bissonette is not only good for Dixon, he’s good for drumming in general.”

    The endorsement comes on the heels of Bissonette’s announcement that he will be returning to Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band this summer for Ringo’s North American tour. The tour kicks off on June 6 in Rama, Canada, running the expanse of the US before culminating at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre on July 19. Gregg was a member of Ringo and the Roundheads from 2003 to 2005 and has been a part of the All-Starrs since 2008.

    Gregg Bissonette’s background ranges from big band, blues and rock, to Latin, fusion and much more. He has played with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Ringo Starr, Santana, James Taylor, David Lee Roth, Toto, Linda Ronstadt, Andrea Bocelli, Brian Wilson, Smash Mouth, the Doobie Brothers, Ozzy Osbourne, the Brian Setzer Band, Enrique Iglesias and Britain’s loudest band, Spinal Tap. He has played on scores for TV (NBC’s hit show Friends) and film, including Best in Show, The Devil Wears Prada, American Pie, The Bucket List, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Enchanted, Waiting for Guffman,The Mighty Wind and the Academy Award-winning song Man or Muppet from the film The Muppets.

    Gregg recently released his third solo album, Warning Will Robinson, which features brother Matt Bissonette on bass and backing vocals and includes a CD with play-along tracks minus drums. He is also very involved in educating and inspiring drummers across the globe through his Gregg Bissonette Drum School at DrumChannel.com, his clinic tours and the annual Gregg Bissonette Groove Camp.

    For more information, visit Gregg Bissonette online at greggbissonette.com, Facebook at facebook.com/greggbissonette or Twitter @greggbissonette.

    Dixon is the drum and hardware brand of Reliance International, Taipei, Taiwan, exclusively distributed in the United States by St. Louis Music, St. Louis, MO. Visit them online at playdixon.com.

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  • “Sing for Your Supper” at Hard Rock Cafe, Washington, D.C. This Tax Day

    04/04/2014

    Hard Rock Cafes Across the U.S. Give Melodious Guests a Free Entrée

    From Newly Launched Menu

    Washington, DC, April 2, 2014 – This year, on Tax Day, Hard Rock Cafe is cutting Americans a break by asking them to lay down their wallets and pick up the mic! On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, Hard Rock Cafe Washington, DC opens up its stage to give fans a chance to “Sing for Your Supper.”

    On Tax Day, guests will have the opportunity to select their favorite song and take the stage to perform at Hard Rock Cafe Washington, DC. Guests who perform a complete song on Hard Rock Cafe’s live music stage in front of the entire restaurant will receive a free dinner entrée from Hard Rock’s new menu.

    Singers can choose from a selection of new menu items, including the Grilled Vegetable Sandwich, Arugula Salad with Shaved Marinated Chicken or Fiesta Burger (or Veggie Burger) as their free meal.

    What: “SING FOR YOUR SUPPER” AT HARD ROCK CAFE WASHINGTON, DC

    When: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

    Where: Hard Rock Cafe Washington, DC
    999 E St. NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    202-737-7625

    Interview Opp: A.J. Laban – General Manager, Hard Rock Cafe Washington, DC; Deer Park Avenue – Washington, DC winner of Hard Rock Rising Global Battle of the Bands

    Photo Opp: Hard Rock Cafe Washington, D.C.’s Live Music Stage

    Starting in April 2014, Hard Rock Cafe locations across the United States and Europe began serving a host of new offerings and updated fan favorites to more than 92 million guests across the brand that enter its doors each year. The brand surveyed more than 3,000 guests in cafes across 14 cities around the world to collect feedback on nearly 100 items from its existing and redesigned test menus. The research, conducted by Cohen Research Group, included a side by side comparison of current menu items and modified versions – taking into consideration variations of items like bun texture, burger patty blends, French fry cut and more. The process resulted in the addition of 30 new items and the modification of 28 existing menu items.

    Hard Rock Cafe’s new and improved menu features Hard Rock’s authentic American, made-from-scratch cuisine, a commitment to fresh ingredients and the signature flair that guests can only get at Hard Rock. For more information about Hard Rock Cafe, Sing for Your Supper and the new menu, visit www.HardRock.com.

    Visit www.hardrock.com/washingtondc for additional details.

    About Hard Rock International:
    With a total of 180 venues in 55 countries, including 140 cafes, 19 hotels and 9 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Seoul, Vienna, Anchorage and Siem Reap. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Aruba, Abu Dhabi, Ibiza and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

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    Contact:
    A.J. Laban
    General Manager
    Hard Rock Cafe Washington, DC
    (703) 835-1158

    Danielle Paleafico
    Ali Krueger
    Coyne PR, on behalf of Hard Rock International
    (973) 588-2000

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