Thursday, August 17, 2017

Bunny Sigler Releases Single and Video “Angel Eyes” – Now Available

Renowned, Philly-based R&B singer/songwriter Walter "Bunny" Sigler is excited to announce the lyric video for his latest single titled “Angel Eyes” is now available.

Los Angeles, CA, August 18, 2017 – Renowned, Philly-based R&B singer/songwriter Walter "Bunny" Sigler is excited to announce the lyric video for his latest single titled “Angel Eyes” is now available. The single is also out now on iTunes and all major digital outlets. “Angel Eyes” is the second single from Sigler’s upcoming album ‘Young at Heart’ – an album that bridges the gap between Sigler’s classic R&B sound and the world of jazz.


Angel Eyes” features Sigler’s smooth voice on the Ella Fitgerald- and Frank Sinatra-performed standard, and reveals how diverse of a singer Sigler really is. The classic piano, drums, double bass, and string arrangement lays a lush, but simple foundation for a new, refreshing, yet nostalgic crooning sound from Sigler. Living up to his nickname “Mr. Emotion,” Sigler delivers a heartfelt performance, full of heartache and longing. “Angel Eyes” is now available to purchase digitally from iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play, and is also available for streaming on Spotify.

The song’s video accompaniment is a glance into the past – showcasing the glory days of jazz, the American songbook, and the Rat Pack while featuring Sigler’s silhouette in various scenes throughout. The black-and-white look of the video compliments the song’s melancholic tone and draws viewers in with its vintage style.

For more information and updates about “Angel Eyes” and Bunny Sigler, please visit his website at http://www.BunZMusicAndRecords.com.

About Bunny Sigler:
Philadelphia R&B legend Bunny Sigler continues to share songs that prove his passion for music goes well beyond his beloved soul songs. Bunny’s songwriting for tracks like Instant Funk's "I Got My Mind Made Up", Patti Labelle's "Somebody Loves You Baby", The Whispers' "Bingo", Jackie Moore's "Sweet Charlie Babe" and The O'Jays "Sunshine" are what put him on the musical map. Not only is Bunny skilled with the pen, but he is also a world-renowned singer.

This Philadelphia native began his singing career in churches all over the metropolitan area with songs like "O Lord My God" and "The Lord's Prayer". The industry gave him the nickname “Mr. Emotion” after his heartfelt performances on stage. Creating numerous hits over the span of his career (many of which are still being sampled in today's generation), Bunny continues to write, produce and record new material. He is the co-writer of the song “The Ruler's Back” which was an opening song for Jay Z's album, "Blueprint". Even at over 70 years old, "there ain't no stopping us now" claims Sigler, as he gets continues to write, record, and release new music on a regular basis.

For more information, check out Bunny Sigler at:
http://www.bunzmusicandrecords.com/
http://www.facebook.com/BunnySigler
http://www.twitter.com/BunnySigler
http://www.youtube.com/user/MrBunnySigler

For more information or to request a review copy of “Angel Eyes” please contact:

Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
chip@mileshighproductions.com
(323) 806-0400

Contact:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
PO Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323-806-0400
chip@mileshighproductions.com
http://www.bunzmusicandrecords.com/

Dance Kids 24th Annual Full Length 'Nutcracker: A Monterey Peninsula Tradition’ will Feature, for The First Time, A 39-Member Symphony Orchestra, Playing for its Four December Production Dates at Carmel’s Sunset Center

For the first time in its history, Dance Kids will kick off its Silver Anniversary Celebration Year with ‘Nutcracker: A Monterey Peninsula Tradition’

Carmel, CA, August 17, 2017 — For the first time in its history, Dance Kids will kick off its Silver Anniversary Celebration Year with ‘Nutcracker: A Monterey Peninsula Tradition’ in December at Carmel's Sunset Center, and feature, along with the cast of the ballet, a complete 39-member symphony orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's familiar holiday score.

The 39-member Monterey County Pops!, conducted by Dr. Carl Christensen, will perform in the orchestra pit at Sunset Center with Dance Kids dancers on stage in the annual full-length holiday ballet.

"It is something I've always wanted; a quarter-century dream come true," says Dance Kids founder and artistic director, Carol Richmond. ”This will be a totally different experience for the audience, having a live orchestra perform the music. It is very exciting.”

Monterey County Pops! was founded in 1985 and not only provides to the community free, public pops-and-patriotic concerts on holidays, but is the only orchestra in Monterey County that provides a tuition-free, professional performance experience for disadvantaged students in their own communities.

Their audience has grown to approximately 6,700 and 175 young, underserved performers created six professional-quality performances in collaboration with the orchestra last year.

The performance weekend begins Dec. 8, 2017, with another tradition and a gift to the community; a free 10 a.m. Friday morning show given each year to the school children of the Monterey Peninsula. Dance Kids gifts the 700-seat theater to the underserved youth in the community. There will be a 7 p.m. Friday night show, Gala fundraiser on Saturday night, Dec. 9, 2017, at 5 p.m. and show at 7, and the much-anticipated “Sugar Plum Fairy Champagne and Tea Party” at 12:15 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 10, followed by the show at 2 p.m.

Tickets will be available starting at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at www.sunsetcenter.org. Tickets are $49 for adults, $35 for children, $45 for students/military/seniors for performances; $135 for adults and $65 for children for the Gala fundraiser on Dec. 9. Tickets for the Gala only (no performance) are $100. Admission to the “Sugar Plum Fairy Champagne and Tea Party” on Sunday are $95 and $42 per person for a group of 10 or more.

The full-length ballet features over 100 dancers ranging in age from 4 to adult; over 400 costumes and countless numbers of accessories, including headpieces, hats and gloves. This production requires countless hours of volunteer time and elaborate set design featuring local scenes and landmarks. The previous budget of $75,000 has grown to over $125,000 with the inclusion of the symphony. The funds were raised by the Dance Kids Board of Directors and Friends of Dance Kids.

The production is open to all dancers from the community and boasts a spirit of inclusion to all that audition. Auditions and rehearsal begin in September. Andrea Paris Gutierrez, of the Los Angeles Ballet Academy, returns as choreographer, with five local rehearsal directors coordinating the production. Three of the five directors are Royal Academy of Dance, London, certified instructors.

"This is huge," says Richmond. "The symphony component has raised our 'Nutcracker' above and beyond. This isn't a baby step, this is an elegant leap into our celebration of Dance Kids’ Silver Anniversary Year.”

Two years ago, Dance Kids rebranded “Nutcracker; A Monterey Peninsula Tradition” and incorporated the Old Del Monte Hotel as the setting for the first act party scene and introduced famous characters associated with the Peninsula, such as Salvador Dali and John Steinbeck.

Richmond says, "The story line and choreography remain the same yet reflect the tradition of the heyday of the Peninsula in the early ’20s and ’30s."

In the near future, the production will announce the guest artists performing in December's productions.

Set designer for the production is Nicole Bryant-Stephans of Bottega Design, and costumes are by Joanne Phelps.

About Dance Kids
With over 24 years of production history, Dance Kids of Monterey County, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization founded by Richmond, is proud of its wide range of theatrical experience that support the youth of the Monterey Peninsula. In the early days, productions at the Carmel Ballet Academy included “Nutcracker” and original spring musicals written by Walt de Faria and a full-length spring ballet, produced at Sunset Center.

Dance Kids was known for fun-loving nostalgia surrounding the musical and drew from the community a range of young people and their families committed to theater. As it grew, its little venue could not handle the “Nutcracker” any longer, but continued at the venue for the spring musicals, until those too, outgrew the dance studio. “Nutcracker” moved to Sunset Center in 1995 and has remained there as its home venue except for the years the center was being remodeled.

Dance Kids “Nutcracker” has grown into a premier production eagerly awaited by cast and community. The original vision of Dance Kids of Monterey County has been honored as well as surpassed in the ensuing years. This year is one of pivotal change and growth.

About Monterey County Pops!
Monterey County Pops! was formed in 1985 by musicians and community leaders to expand and enrich musical experiences in Monterey County. In 1990, the orchestra adopted its mission to present free, public pops-and-patriotic concerts on holidays. In 2012, the orchestra renewed its commitment to serve all of Monterey County, not just the Monterey Peninsula.

Since 2012-13 music courses offered in Monterey County Public Schools has declined by more than 26 percent (California Department of Education Data Reporting Office). After-school music/enrichment programs are typically tuition-based and not accessible to low-income students. In the face of dwindling funding for the arts in our schools and rising concern about the inability of low-income students and their families to experience and create professional-quality, live music, in 2014, the Board of Trustees expanded its mission to focus on identifying, engaging, and educating the underserved youth of Monterey County.

In 2017, Monterey County Pops! is the only orchestra in Monterey County that provides a tuition-free, professional performance experience for disadvantaged students in their own communities. We do not impose a creative vision on our partner agencies, but work to enhance and expand programs already in place. Students don't just perform on our stage; they rehearse and play in our professional orchestra.

And, all of our programs are FREE for both for the young performers and for audience members.

We have expanded our program from the Monterey Peninsula into Seaside, Salinas, and King City, and our audience has grown to approximately 6,700. Last year, more than 175 young, underserved performers created six professional-quality performances in collaboration with Monterey County Pops!

In short, Monterey County Pops! is living up to its mission “to be an orchestra dedicated to bringing pops and patriotic music performed by professional musicians to the families and visitors of Monterey County free of charge, and to strategically identify, engage, and educate underserved youth of Monterey County.”

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.sunsetcenter.org

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

While “The Cure for All Diseases” may be a catchy title, there is much more to it than just that

The Hulda Clark Parasite Zapper has been around for many years, yet, you may have never even heard of it or you may have heard some negative comments from sites that are paid to suppress information.

Horton, AL, August 17, 2017 - The Hulda Clark Parasite Zapper has been around for many years, yet, you may have never even heard of it or you may have heard some negative comments from sites that are paid to suppress information. You may have not heard of the Rife machine nor of the Lahkovsky MultiWave Oscillator, as well as many other devices because the medical profession and the FDA work hard to keep people from leaqrning about these devices, even to the point of destroying historically significant objects. There is also a continuous stream if lies and misinformation claiming that things such as colloidal silver do not work.

Ever since the first efforts in the 1750's, the first experimenters discovered that even low levels of electricity could kill the newly discovered microbes such as bacteria, protozoa, and fungi and resultantly could stop many diseases. The medical industry was extremely against such use because it was not profitable to them. One of these early experimenters was John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Church. Over a period of time, he set up and operated 3 clinics in London that used mostly electricity combined with natural therapies to treat and heal the poor. The clinics were such a resounding success that the medical authorities tried extensively to shut them down.

Since the time of John Wesley, there has been a stream of electric and electronic products that have been offered to help relieve pain and suffering, as well for fighting disease and illness in the human body. The FDA has stepped in at every turn to suppress the products in favor of expensive and profitable medicines. In the 1870's a product called the Medical Electric Battery was introduced and was available up into the 1930's when the FDA stepped in and shut them down. There were even more advanced products such as the Rife machine that has a long list of successes claimed by users. Not only has the FDA forced these products off of the market, they have suppressed the information about these and even destroyed the original products whenever there have been able to get away with it.

Because of the resistance against this technology, Hulda Clark has been called a quack among other things,

What can be done? First, contact your congressman or congresswoman and make them aware that the FDA is using its power to suppress potentially life-saving technology. There are thousands of signatures and comments at http://paradevices.com/petition_link.html where you can add yours. Lastly, contact the FDA and let them know that this technology needs to be made available for the medical industry to use as well as for private individuals to use on themselves. Currently, this technology is used to kill microbes in water such as in cooling towers and backyard ponds. Similar technology is use to kill microbes in juices and drinks as well as elsewhere in the food industry.

Why should people die just because the medical industry does not want to allow this type of product for the sake of their own profits. The right to live is a basic human right and no one should be denied access to this type of product when life is at risk but that is the very reason that the FDA uses to justify preventing public access to these products. Their rule is that if it can save lives, it must be subjected to the most stringent and expensive regulations and requirements.

Notice: This parasite zapper is currently sold only for the experimental use of killing microbes in water. Any other usage is considered to be off-label and such usage is at the discretion of the user. This is not a Medical device and is not represented as such. The information above is posted only to highlight the potential of such use and to create public awareness.

Contact Information
Hulda Zapper
Hulda Clark Zapper Company
490 Holland Rd. Unit B 35980
Phone : 205-856-3909

About Para Systems Inc.
Para Systems Inc. is a US based maker of ParaZapper zapping products. They make a wide range of zapper models available for both US based and international customer from those countries that are not banned from trade by the U.S. government.

Contact:
Hulda Zapper
Hulda Clark Zapper Company
490 Holland Rd. Unit B
Horton, AL 35980
205-856-3909
http://huldaclarkparazapper.com

Collavate DLP Offers Security to Encompass all Levels of G Suite

Affordable Data Loss Prevention Solutions for Google Drive Tools Now Available

San Jose, CA, August 16, 2017 - According to Gartner CISO, a security and risk assessment organization, data loss prevention is a top priority of businesses today. As corporate data has an increasingly high risk of being targeted and breached, Collavate DLP (Data Loss Prevention) has stepped up to offer Google Drive security protection for all Google Drive users.

“With online communication more prevalent than ever and corporate applications being so popular, it is imperative to keep the information within the applications from getting into the wrong hands,” stated a Collavate DLP representative. “Google Drive security has been limited and costly in the past because it was only available for the more expensive G Suite Enterprise. We are pleased to introduce Collavate DLP which can be used with G Suite Basic and G Suite Business as well.”

Google Drive is a popular tool that many businesses use for real-time collaboration and data storage. However, since Drive lacks data loss prevention tools, the breach of information can easily devastate a business.

Until now, Google Drive users have been forced to go with the elite, most expensive collaboration package (G Suite Enterprise) if they wished to invoke Google Drive security measures. Collavate DLP now makes it possible to have data loss prevention services with any Google Drive platform, including G Suite Basic and G Suite Business.

It is estimated that the cost of cybercrime worldwide will top two trillion dollars by 2019, triple the estimated cost reported in 2015. Gartner CISO has identified risks imposed by point-of-sale devices, flash drive, mobile devices, file servers, databases, PCs and virtual servers. Potential access points include wirelines, wireless devices, VPNs and other similar avenues. Source codes, documents of product design, financial documents, customer data and other top-security data are all at risk of being breached.

It is increasingly imperative to have Google Drive security in place because the use of the collaboration tool often includes storage of critical information such as medical records, social security numbers, and credit card information. In many cases, just one breach may cripple a company.  Furthermore, upstanding businesses desire to be trustworthy with their employee and customer information.

Collavate DLP provides security detection in real-time, a key feature. The program also predefines keywords in files in order to monitor activity on viewing trends, another important measure. Rule setting and regular expressions are also defined for even stronger security.

All Google Drive suite editions, even SMB’s, are eligible to take advantage of Collavate DLP. Introducing Collavate DLP to the market serves as a welcome relief to collaborators who are aware of the the importance of cybersecurity.

To find out more about the services offered or to purchase, visit the Collavate DLP website.

PR Contact:
Claire Lin
claire@collavate.com

About Collavate Inc.
Collavate is a cutting-edge enterprise social network with workflow management capabilities. Completely integrated with Google Drive, Collavate allows you to assign deadlines, share ideas, and review documents—all through a secure platform. Implement Collavate’s free seven-day trial from the G Suite Marketplace.

Contact:
Claire Lin
Collavate Inc
San Jose, CA 95129
+1 (650) 515-3733
claire@collavate.com
http://www.collavate.com

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Have a Story to Tell About your Beloved Pooch?

Then don’t just stand there… SIT… STAY… WRITE!

Carmel, CA, August 16, 2017 - Make us laugh, cry, think, feel and hug our dogs! And you could win America’s 1st PAWlitzer Prize™ for Best Dogged LITTERature. Winners receive a pooch perfect weekend in dog-loving Carmel-By-The-Sea!

Carmel Dog Tales wants to read the most memorable adventure, comedy, or tear-jerker tale you’ve had with your pooch. The PAWlitzer Prize will be presented to winners in two non-fiction categories: Drama and Humor.

WARNING: Best-selling and celebrated writers muzzle your keyboards; the PAWlitzer Prize is for ordinary people with extraordinary stories to tell about their Best Furry Friend Forever.

Winners of the PAWlitzer Prize™ will be invited to read their stories at the Awards Ceremony, in Carmel, California, Saturday, October 14, 2017.

In addition to receiving America’s 1st PAWlitzer Prize, winners in Drama and Humor will receive:

* Two-night pooch-preferred luxury accommodations in Carmel

* Wine tasting and gourmet dinners at the most pooch praiseworthy Carmel Bistros

* A photo shoot on Carmel Beach

* Spa and grooming for your pooch, (humans can fix your own hair!)

* Custom Golden Paw jewelry, created just for our PAWlitzer Prize winners!

And for all Poets, Actors, and Performance Artists, the PAWlitzer Awards Ceremony will feature a PAWetry Slam™ contest. Send us a YouTube video – funny, tragic, or just plain outrageous! – and you may be invited to perform at the Awards Ceremony.

Deadline to enter the PAWlitzer Prize™ and/or the PAWetry Slam™ is August 27, 2017.

To send in your story, or video, and for complete submission guidelines, plus all event details, go to: www.CarmelDogTales.com

100% of net proceeds from the PAWlitzer Prize event will benefit the SPCA for Monterey County, and the Birchbark Foundation.

The SPCA for Monterey County is your nonprofit, independent, donor-supported humane society that has been serving the animals and people of Monterey County since 1905. Online at www.SPCAmc.org

The Birchbark Foundation offers assistance grants to financially qualified animal owners in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties, who are unable to cover some or all of the cost of their pet’s medical care. For more information visit: www.birchbarkfoundation.org

PAWlitzer Prize™ Partners & Sponsors include: Chatterbox PR, www.chatterboxpublicrelations.com , Carmel Dog Concierge, www.CarmelDogConcierge.com, Diggidy Dog Boutique, www.diggidydog.com , Porta Bella Restaurant, www.portabellacarmel.com , Grasing’s Restaurant, www.Grasings.com , Carmel Road Wines, www.carmelroad.com , Carmel Country Inn, www.carmelcountryinn.com , Tradewinds Carmel, www.Tradewindscarmel.com, Kerry Lee Jewelry, www.kerrylee.com , Suds ‘n Scissors Pet Spa, www.sudsandscissorscarmel.com , Say WOOF! Petography, www.saywoofpetography.com , A. Herman - Dog Therapist, www.ahermandogtherapist.com , Will Bullas, The Fine Art of Fun, www.WillBullas.com

Media Contact:
Mark Oman
(831) 624-4386 FAX: (831) 626-9357
Mark@markoman.com

ABOUT CARMEL DOG TALES:
Carmel Dog Tales™ was founded by Mark Oman, a best-selling golf humorist, longtime Carmel resident, and volunteer with The SPCA for Monterey County, and Carmel Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife, Barbara, have two rescue mutts from the SPCA, Winifred and Winston.

Carmel Dog Tales offers everything you and your pooch need to know to walk and wag your tails through Carmel-By-The-Sea. www.CarmelDogTales.com

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.CarmelDogTales.com

Hyatt Carmel Highlands Introduces Special “Less is more … Love is all” Elopement wedding package

The acclaimed Hyatt Carmel Highlands, which overlooks the Big Sur coast and features 48 luxuriously appointed guestrooms, announced a special elopement package for lovebirds looking for an intimate ceremony in a romantic location.

Carmel Highlands, CA, August 15, 2017 — The acclaimed Hyatt Carmel Highlands, which overlooks the Big Sur coast and features 48 luxuriously appointed guestrooms, announced a special elopement package for lovebirds looking for an intimate ceremony in a romantic location.

The special “Less Is More ... Love Is All” elopement package starts at $4,000 for up to 10 persons (plus taxes and fees) and includes:

· Wedding ceremony in The Gazebo overlooking the Big Sur coastline (one-hour ceremony and two-hour set-up).

· Three-hour reception in California Market at Pacific’s Edge Wine Room.

· Reception menu includes two preselected entrees, a signature cocktail, unlimited beer and wine, and two bottles of sparkling wine.

Perched high above the rocky cliffs of the Big Sur coast with an expansive view of the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop, The Gazebo is the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies. The Gazebo’s spacious redwood deck, which is surrounded by lush gardens and cool ocean breezes, offers ample seating for up to 120 guests, each of whom will be talking about their memories for years to come. As a stunning venue for a buffet lunch, The Gazebo can accommodate up to 40 guests.

Other reception venue options and guestroom packages are available for an additional cost.

As part of the package, Hyatt Carmel Highlands also offers a list of approved vendors, including officiants, floral designers, wedding cake providers, photographers, and hair and makeup specialists.

To book the “Less Is More ... Love Is All” elopement package, call +1 831.620.1234, or for more information visit hyattcarmelhighlands.com.

Adjacent to the property is the Hyatt Residence Club Carmel, Highlands Inn, which includes 94 one- and two-bedroom units each with wood-burning fireplace, private balcony, and ocean or garden view. For more information, visit hyattresidenceclub.com.

About Hyatt Carmel Highlands
Perched on the hillside of the Carmel Highlands with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, Hyatt Carmel Highlands combines true Carmel luxury with an approachable and sophisticated spirit. A haven for artists and discerning travelers since its opening in 1917, Hyatt Carmel Highlands features 48 luxuriously renovated guestrooms, including 11 suites, 32 ocean view rooms and five garden view rooms.

Situated only 4 miles from downtown Carmel, Hyatt Carmel Highlands’ idyllic setting and personalized service has attracted families, bridal couples, honeymooners, and privileged travelers for a century. Hyatt Carmel Highlands has been recognized among the world’s finest hotels as part of Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List and Travel + Leisure’s “T+L 500” World’s Best Hotels.

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.hyattcarmelhighlands.com

Monday, August 14, 2017

Hottest Trend in Interactive Immersive Entertainment, Escape Rooms, Opens on Cannery Row in Monterey

Save the Date for The Escape Room Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting with the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, September 26th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Details to Be Announced Soon. Open To the Public

Monterey, CA, August 15, 2017 — Imagine being closed in a room with a half a dozen other people and you're given just one hour to figure out — through clues, codes and suggestions scattered throughout the room — to solve a murder.

Change the scenario to a bank heist, a hostage situation, a kidnapping, a prison, pirate ship, a space station, and much more, and you have one of the hottest trends in interactive or immersive entertainment — Escape Rooms. They're based on escape-the-room video and online games, as if the classic board game “Clue” became a live-action game you play with others in real locations.


And now Monterey has its own version — Exodus Escape Room on Cannery Row — founded by entrepreneur Christina Riddoch of Monterey.

“My granddaughter Andrea and I would play these games online together,” says Riddoch, who opened Exodus Escape Room the first weekend in August. “We were walking around Union Station in Kansas City and we saw a live escape room. We did it and we had so much fun. I said, we need to do this in Monterey, so I started looking into it.”

She contacted an owner of an escape room in Los Angeles to discuss franchising and even attended an escape room conference in Niagara Falls. But it was that first experience with a “live” escape room in Kansas City that sealed it for her.

“I was literally on a high from it for days,” she says. “You feel alive again, it was such an experience, it got us outside of ourselves.”

She talked the escape room operator in L.A. into franchising, found a suitable location above and behind The Whaling Station restaurant on Wave Street in Cannery Row, set up two escape rooms there and opened to capacity crowds — “It was nonstop until 11:30 at night that first night,” she says.

Exodus has two rooms, Sherlock’s Study (recommended for four-10 people) and Masquerade Manor (recommended for four-eight people), with the simple goal of working together with other players, crack codes, solve cyphers and study clues within 60 minutes to escape the room.

In Sherlock's Study, in the midst of a murder investigation, Sherlock Holmes has been kidnapped by the very murderer he was trying to catch. It's up to the players to piece together the evidence he has left behind in his study. Will you be clever enough to step into Sherlock’s shoes and solve the mystery?

In Masquerade Manor, wealthy and famous composer Ludovico Manin is the prime suspect in a recent, high-profile crime. That night, during his annual Masquerade Ball, is the best chance to look for evidence against him. Disguised as guests, players must infiltrate the ball, find proof of Manin’s guilt, and leave without being detected. Can you find the stolen object and escape in time?

The rooms are monitored by video cameras with audio. If players fail to solve the mystery and escape, they can return to take another crack at it for half-price. Riddoch says she hopes to open a third room with a bank heist theme.

“Ours is family-friendly since we're on Cannery Row,” says Riddoch, referring to some of the more gruesome or frightening escape rooms out there. “I think Cannery Row needs this.”

Originating in Japan as Real Escape Game (REG) in 2007, Seattle-based Puzzle Break became the first American-based escape room company in 2013. They are patterned after video or online games such as Zelda, Myst and Crimson Room. There are estimated to be more than 3,000 escape room venues worldwide. There's even a website directory of escape rooms (escaperoomdirectory.com) and people who are fans of the games are called Escape Room Enthusiasts.

"There is a growing consumer demand for social play experiences that are live and unique and can't be repeated," Sam Roberts, assistant director of the Interactive Media and Games division at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, told the Los Angeles Times. Roberts says that immersive entertainment will be the next frontier of gaming — "the future of play spaces," he says.

“It's just so much fun,” says Riddoch. “It's great for team-building, it's fun playing it together with friends. It's such a great experience.”

Exodus Escape Room
765 Wave St., between Irving and Prescott, Monterey
Monterey@exodusescaperoom.com
(831) 324-0513
http://exodusescaperoom.com/monterey

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.exodusescaperoom.com