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Gail Thackray – Favorite Psychic Medium Finalist

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 27, 2013

By: Phylameana lila Desy


Spiritual Educator – Medium

Gail Thackray is among the five finalists for the Favorite Psychic Medium Award in the 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Go to voting poll to Cast Your Vote for Gail

What a reader says about Gail..

~Gail is a powerful spiritual healer, educator, and medium. She has written many books on mediumship and has held many conferences to naturally heal the sick and spread positive energy. She is having an event with John of God in Toronto to help people reach alignment & share spiritually.

Gail says:

I am a medium, that is I can get messages from the other-side but I believe we are all mediums. I was completely “normal” until I was 40 when I woke up and suddenly became psychic. I thought “If I can do this everyone can!” I realized there is a whole invisible world out there helping us and if we become more in synch our life flows much more easily, doors open for us and we can start living our dreams. My dream is to show others this too!

This wasn’t something that I was expecting or seeking but when I suddenly became connected to the spirit world it changed my life drastically. Absolutely for the better! Perhaps financially as a business woman I use to make more money but when I decided to follow this path the world just opened up for me and I feel so much more fulfilled. I love to share this with people and my goal is to be able to direct people and help them to open up too. I do not believe that people should have to keep going to someone for readings and healings, I believe in empowering people because everyone can do this.

Gail’s response to my question:

What lesson have you learned in life that has helped or inspired you in a significant way?

We all go through difficult times. We all have our “stuff.” But more and more I have come to realize that everything in our life we have brought to us and we can just as easily dissolve it. I have realized that we are much more in control of our lives. We are not here to go through some kind of difficult lessons, we are here to experience joy. And we are not alone, we have spiritual help, if we only ask.

Gails’s message to our readers:

I am so honored to be nominated by your readers. People can only recognize in me what they already have in themselves and so I am grateful most of all because I know this has touched someone’s heart. Thank you to those of you that nominated me, for taking the time to do so and may many blessings come your way.

Gail can be reached at:

Web Site: www.GailThackray.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gail.thackray
Twitter: @GailThackray

Find more at About.com

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OZ The Great and Powerful

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 27, 2013


By: Rick

To book the part of “The Strongman” in Oz The Great and Powerful Tim Holmes, a firefighter from Lansing, had the idea of creating his own audition piece by making a short film on location. When he uploaded it to his agency, they only agreed to submit this unconventional audition piece after much convincing. However, when Sam Raimi, the Michigan-born director, saw the piece, he requested reference letters from past productions Tim Holmes had worked on. They were sent in on a Monday morning and Tim Holmes got the part that afternoon.

When Tim met with the director at Raleigh Studios in Michigan, Sam asked him in the nicest possible way if he was going to work out at the gym for this role. Tim explained he had not worked out in over a year because he and his wife were raising newborn twin boys at the time. However, from that point forth, Tim committed to training every day and to continue to do so during shooting.Tim weighed 220 lbs when he started training. He was up to 245 lbs. by the end of shooting. He trained every day, sometimes twice a day.

_cid_image001_png_01CE09E0“I would train before I went to set at 5am and continue throughout the day in my dressing room. I did no cardio, only lifted heavy weights, ate everything I could think of, and spent a thousand dollars a month on weight-gain powder, protein powder and 10 other things the huge guy at the health food store told me to take. Weighing that much was strange to adjust to. I bumped into walls in my home. I actually fell out of the shower and broke the shower curtain rod. When I would tie my shoes, I would be out of breath from bending over,”Tim said.

Tim also immersed himself in the Strongman role by researching the lives of carnival strongmen from the past. He would walk around in costume all day, to lunch and rehearsals. He had pictures of carnival strongmen in his room.

Read the rest of the article and interview at Livingston Parent Journal

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Lansing Native Tim Holmes Labelled Next Big Thing by MLive.com

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 26, 2013

  Written by Zeke Jennings                                                                                                                                                                                               Photographed by Leah K Photography


“The second shot at stardom is proving to be the charm for musician-turned-firefighter-turned-actor Tim Holmes.

The 45-year-old Lansing native landed his biggest role to date as the strongman in director Sam Raimi’s highly anticipated blockbuster “Oz the Great and Powerful,”

Read the full article here.

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Multifaceted media guru, producer and radio host Rolanda Watts at Elton John fundraiser on Oscar night

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 26, 2013


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Music Is In The Air This Month

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 23, 2013

By: Jo Ann Holt

David Hunt is a real Renaissance man who is not only a successful Vintner and owner of Hunt Wines in Paso Robles, California, but one who has acted upon his dream of being a singer/songwriter by releasing a new album, Rhapsody in Red, now receiving rave reviews. Hunt not only wrote all the music on this album, he also performs on piano and vocals. Other band members are Nils on guitars, Larry Antonino on bass, Ricky Lawson and Burleigh Drummond on drums, Oliver Brown on percussion, Cal Bennett on sax, and Phillipe Saisse arrangements, programming and additional piano, with Clydene Jackson providing background vocals.

Hunt Cellars produces boutique quantities (nearly 10,000 cases) of mostly red wines that have won numerous awards. Hunt Cellars wines have earned David Hunt top honors for such vintages as Cloud Nine (a Cabernet Sauvignon); Irresistible, a Petite Sirah; and Rhapsody, a Sangiovese; among others.


Read the rest of the article at Focus Daily News

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So Your Corporate Twitter Account’s Been Hacked

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 22, 2013

By Scott Bixby


The back-to-back hackings of Burger King’s (BKW) and Jeep’s official Twitter accounts have big companies scrambling to lock down their social media channels. These hackings, both allegedly perpetrated by a New England DJ, have brought attention to the alarming security holes on many social networks—and the ease with which hackers from Beijing or Baltimore can take over your online identity.

How do I know when a corporate account has been hacked?
“If it’s your personal account, oftentimes people will notify you once you’ve started tweeting out things that seem out of character,” according to social media and corporate brand strategist Kim Garst. “For example, if the hacker has started using your [Direct Message] function on Twitter to send links to your followers, they’ll typically let you know on some other platform that someone has hijacked your account.” For followers of corporate accounts, however, it may not be so simple. In addition to flagrant abuse of the “Caps Lock” key, the first indicator that your account has been hacked is blatantly “off-message” posts. Burger King’s account instructed followers to “Look for a McDonald’s in a hood near you.” During Jeep’s hacking, the company’s official account declared that “We just got sold to @Cadillac because we caught our employees doing this in the bathroom,” with an attached photo of a man with a prescription pill bottle. In short: If a corporate account isn’t trying to sell its own product, and says so in all capital letters, the password security has likely been defeated.

Read the rest of the article at Bloomberg Businessweek

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Janine Turner’s ’90 in 90′ on Constitution

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 22, 2013

By: Patrick Gavin


Janine Turner knows this much to be true: Americans don’t know their Constitution.

“There’s just such a lack of knowledge,” said the actress best known for her role as Maggie O’Connell in the 1990s television series, “Northern Exposure.” “It’s not on the front of anyone’s mind anymore.”

In 2010, she founded Constituting America, a website and learning initiative aimed at bringing the founding documents into the lives of young Americans. And, this week, the group unveiled its annual “90 in 90” project and online forum, which features 90 essays from 90 individuals on constitutional topics.

Read the rest of the article at Politico

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Chad Kultgen, author of The Average American Marriage, talks porn, squirrels and civil rights

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 22, 2013

By: Kalen Deremo



Chad Kultgen is the epitome of everything that is lewd in this world. His work is dirty, offensive and polarizing (see: The Average American Male). He makes a living transcribing explicit sexual fantasies with the women who frequent your local fitness center, and could give a rat’s ass about how marginalized he makes you feel — you average American person, you! On Thursday, February 21, Kultgen will be appearing at the Tattered Cover in LoDo to promote his new book, The Average American Marriage. Prior to his arrival in Denver, Westword caught up with the controversial author to talk about America’s ever-growing addiction to porn and how there’s no possible way online dating sites could have been created by a higher power.


Read the interview at Westword

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Learn How to Program Your Subconscious With Winning Strategies

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 20, 2013

By Michael Mink

Trying to succeed without the development and execution of a clear strategy can be a waste of time and resources. Strategy begins with you and the programming of your subconscious for clarity and to get it working overtime.

“When you instill things subliminally, it frees up your mind for more active thinking,” Gail Thackray, author of “30 Days to Prosperity: A Workbook to Manifest Abundance,” told IBD.


 Commit. Writing down your goals and reading them out loud have a definitive benefit, Thackray said: “The more clear your vision of success, the more you will notice opportunities and the quicker you will reach your goals.”

Identify time frames too, such as where you want to be next week, a month, six months, in a year.

Read the rest of the article for more tips at Investor’s Business Daily

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Alana Stewart at the Hearts of Hope Fashion Show

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 20, 2013

President of the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, Alana Stewart modeling at the Hearts of Hope Fashion show for the Union Rescue Mission last Saturday.

hearts of hope fashion show-alana stewart

Alana is featured here with Andy Bales, CEO of the Union Rescue Mission and actress Merrin Dungey from Alias and King of Queens.

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