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July 8, 2013

Barnes & Noble Announces Senior Leadership Changes

New York, NY (July 08, 2013)—The Board of Directors of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) today announced that William Lynch has resigned as Chief Executive Officer and director of the Company effective immediately.  The Company also announced the following organizational changes:  Michael P. Huseby has been appointed  Chief Executive Officer of NOOK Media LLC and President of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Max J. Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble College will continue to lead the digital education strategy and report to Mr. Huseby, as will the Executive Management team of NOOK Media. Mr. Huseby and Mitchell Klipper, Chief Executive Officer of the Barnes & Noble Retail Group, will report directly to Leonard Riggio, Executive Chairman of Barnes & Noble, Inc.

The Company also announced that Allen Lindstrom, Vice President and the Company’s Corporate Controller, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer of Barnes & Noble, Inc.  He will report to Mr. Huseby.  Kanuj Malhotra, Vice President of Corporate Development, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer of NOOK Media LLC.

“We thank William Lynch for helping transform Barnes & Noble into a leading digital content provider and for leading in the development of our award-winning line of NOOK® products including NOOK Simple Touch™, NOOK Simple Touch Glowlight™, and NOOK® HD and NOOK® HD+ ,” said Leonard Riggio, Chairman.  “As the bookselling industry continues to undergo significant transformation, we believe that Michael, Mitchell and Max are the right executives to lead us into the future.”  Mr. Riggio added that the Company is in the process of reviewing its current strategic plan and will provide an update when appropriate.

“I appreciate the opportunity to serve as CEO of this terrific Company over the last three years,” said William Lynch.  “There is a great executive team and Board in place at Barnes & Noble, and I look forward to the many innovations the Company will be bringing to its millions of physical and digital media customers in the future.”

Mr. Huseby joined Barnes & Noble as Chief Financial Officer in March 2012, and has led the Company’s financial organization since that time.  Prior to joining Barnes & Noble, he had a distinguished career in the media communications industry having most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cablevision Systems Corporation, a leading telecommunications and media company.  Mr. Huseby also served in leadership positions at Charter Communications, Inc., the fourth largest cable operator in the U.S, as well as AT&T Broadband, a provider of cable television services.

Mr. Lindstrom joined Barnes & Noble in November 2007 as Vice President, Corporate Controller.  Prior to joining Barnes & Noble, Mr. Lindstrom was Chief Financial Officer at Liberty Travel, Inc.

Mr. Malhotra joined NOOK Media in May 2012 and in his role as Vice President of Corporate Development has been responsible for developing strategic priorities for growth and profitability.  He was previously Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Affinion International.

http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/press_releases/7_8_13_release.html

July 8, 2013

Randy Travis Hospitalized in Critical Condition

7-8-2013. Randy Travis, award-winning country music artist, age 54, has been hospitalized in critical condition. He has a viral heart infection according to his publicist.

http://dvercity.org/wordpress/category/breaking-news/

August 24, 2012

GOP Convention Announces Entertainment Lineup

2012 Republican National Convention, 5:04 pm, August 24, 2012

Tampa, Fla. – Besides the serious business of nominating the next president and vice president of the United States, there will also be plenty of quality entertainment at the 2012 Republican National Convention, organizers promised today.

“We’ve booked outstanding performers and world-famous acts,” said Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, who today announced the entertainers who will be on hand.  “The convention attendees will be treated to special performances they will remember for a very long time.”

Performers will cover the spectrum of music genres, Priebus said, “Everything from pop and rock to country and gospel.”

The performance lineup will feature an exclusive, worldwide premiere of “One Light,” a new single from the Grammy award-winning rock band, 3 Doors Down. The group has sold more than 20 million recordings since its 2000 debut.

“We are honored to be asked to play the RNC and are excited about our performance,” said Brad Arnold, lead singer of 3 Doors Down.  “We consider it a privilege.”

Other performers include Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Oak Ridge Boys, Neal Boyd, Randy Owens, Jack Blades of Night Ranger, Taylor Hicks and BeBe Winans.

The complete list of entertainers performing at the Republican Convention is as follows:

The House Band

GE Smith & the GE Smith Band

George Edward “G. E.” Smith is an American guitarist. He was the lead guitarist in the band Hall & Oates and the musical director of Saturday Night Live. Smith was lead guitarist of Bob Dylan’s touring band from June 7, 1988 to October 19, 1990.

http://gesmithmusic.wordpress.com

 

Monday, August 27

Oak Ridge Boys

The Oak Ridge Boys are an American country and gospel vocal quartet. The group was founded in the 1940s as the Oak Ridge Quartet. They became popular in southern gospel during the 1950s.

http://oakridgeboys.com

Conrad Oberg

Conrad is a seventeen year-old musician and vocalist from Jacksonville, Florida who is legally blind.  He has been playing music since the age of two. He has received accolades on an international level, being chosen by 12 million Cartoon Network viewers as the most talented teen musician in the country.

http://www.conradoberg.com/about.html

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and American Icon, Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s with their signature hits like Sweet Home Alabama, Freebird and many others.

http://www.lynyrdskynyrd.com

 

Tuesday, August 28

Philip Alongi

New Jersey native Philip Alongi is an exciting young tenor whose powerful voice matches his stature. He has performed over a dozen major operatic roles throughout the U.S.

http://www.philipalongi.com/opera/Home.html

Neal E. Boyd

Neal E. Boyd is an American pop opera singer. He is best known as the 2008 winner of America’s Got Talent.  Neal resides in Missouri where he is a candidate for the State’s 160th House District Seat.

http://nealeboydformissouri.com/

Lane Turner

Michael Lane Turner is an American singer-songwriter. Signed to Warner Bros. Records since 2004, he released two singles for the label, including “Always Wanting More,” which reached No. 56 on the Hot Country Songs charts in 2004.

http://www.newcountrystar.com/LaneTurner.htm

Randy Owen

Randy Owen is an American country music artist. He is known primarily for his role as the lead singer of Alabama, a country rock band that saw considerable mainstream success throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

http://www.randyowen.com

Jack Blades

Jack Martin Blades is an American musician. He has worked in several bands: Rubicon, Night Ranger, and Damn Yankees. He also recorded with Tommy Shaw under the name Shaw/Blades, and has done work alongside TMG, the Tak Matsumoto Group.

http://www.jackblades.net

3 Doors Down

From that first explosive burst of Kryptonite which ignited their storied career at the top of last decade, to subsequent multi-platinum albums, and a non-stop touring regimen that finds them still notching shows around the world at a record pace, 3 Doors Down have earned a hard-fought pedigree as one of Rock’s most exciting and authentic radio icons.  Their impressive and steady ascension up the ladder has seen them score multiple #1 hits, snag several Billboard and other awards, and log scores of sold-out shows over a growing global terrain that is nearing 40 countries. 3 Doors Down have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and have played in excess of over 1,000 shows.

http://www.3doorsdown.com

 

Wednesday, August 29

Ayla Brown

Ayla Marie Brown is an American recording artist from Wrentham, Massachusetts and former NCAA basketball player. She is also known for her American Idol showing, placing in the Top 16 on season 5 in 2006.

http://www.aylabrown.com

Beau Davidson

Beau Davidson is an American recording artist, actor, and model. He has appeared on Country Music Television, Great American Country, MTV and Vh1, as well as television shows and print magazines.

http://www.beaudavidson.com

The Katinas

The Katinas are a Contemporary Christian music group. The family of five brothers hails from American Samoa, and moved to Washington, USA after the death of their mother in 1988.  They now reside in Nashville, Tennessee where they sustain a heavy touring schedule.

http://thekatinas.com

Danny Gokey

Daniel Jay “Danny” Gokey is an American country music singer and church music director from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was the third place finalist on the eighth season of American Idol.  His wife, Sophia, encouraged him to try out for American Idol and died one month before his audition from a congenital heart condition.  Danny established the Sophie’s Heart Foundation in her memory to make a positive impact on students’ lives through a Music and Arts Program

http://www.dannygokey.com/

 

Thursday, August 30

The Mighty Sound of SEVEN

The acclaimed operatic talents and musical careers of Amick Byram, Charlie Harris, Frank Hernandez,  John Cavazos, Kelly Ford, Phil Armstrong & Van Dobbins III have converged to form the vocal ensemble known as, SEVEN.

https://thesoundofseven.com

Taylor Hicks

Taylor Reuben Hicks is an American singer who won the fifth season of American Idol. Hicks got his start as a professional musician in his late teens and performed around the southeastern United States.

http://taylorhicks.com

BeBe Winans

Benjamin “BeBe” Winans is a gospel and R&B singer. He is a multiple Grammy, Dove, NAACP, Soul Train and Stellar-Award winning member of the noted Winans family, most members of which are also gospel artists.

http://www.bebewinans.net

Tampa Gospel Choir

This Tampa Bay area choir is under the leadership of Marvin Winans, Jr.

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