Items Signed by Einstein, Washington, Lou Gehrig, Many Others will be in University Archives’ June 30th Online Auction

Wilton, CT, USA, June 16, 2021 -/OXBRIDGE PRESS RELEASE/- A typed letter written and signed by Albert Einstein to President Herbert Hoover in 1929, a one-page letter penned and signed by future President George Washington in 1783, and a charming photograph of baseball legend Lou Gehrig posing with a young boy, signed, with Babe Ruth in the background, are just a few of the rare autographs, manuscripts, books and photos in University Archives’ online-only auction slated for Wednesday, June 30th.

The auction, packed with 331 highly collectible lots, has a start time of 10:30 am Eastern time. The catalog is up for viewing and bidding now, on the revamped University Archives website (www.UniversityArchives.com), as well as the platforms LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. It’s just the fourth auction that will be conducted from University Archives’ new 6,000-square-foot facility in Wilton, Conn.

“Increasing air travel costs and rental car prices prohibit much traveling this summer, so hop on your laptop and check out our June catalog,” said John Reznikoff, the president and founder of University Archives. “You’ll be able to find rare and valuable pieces relating to a diverse cast of historical figures, from Ludwig von Beethoven, Martin Luther King, Jr., and George Taylor to Clara Barton, Bob Dylan and Emperor Hirohito – a treasure trove in many collecting categories.”

Reznikoff pointed out that regulars to University Archives auctions will note that this sale is organized a little differently. “This month, we’ve opted to organize auction lots first by category and then alphabetically,” he said. “This way, you can easily navigate within the section of the auction that most interests you, like superb presidential autographs from Washington to Biden.”

Other categories include science (Einstein, Darwin, Feynman, Hawking, Turing, etc.), sports (Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle, Moe Berg, etc.), literature (Dickens, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Kerouac, Salinger, etc.), world leaders (Catherine II, Emperor Hirohito, Kim Il Sung, Alexander III, etc.), art (Frank Lloyd Wright, Alberto Giacometti, Warhol, etc.), space/aviation (Orville Wright, von Zeppelin, Soviet cosmonauts, Enola Gay, etc.), early American (Rev War, George Taylor, Samuel Adams, etc.), and music (Beethoven, Liszt, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, etc.) and more.

The gorgeously presented autograph letter signed by George Washington and dated May 15, 1783 was addressed to Miss Sidney Lee, the sister of recently deceased Continental Army General Charles Henry Lee. Washington and Lee had bad blood, but despite this, Washington proved himself a courteous and attentive correspondent, helping Miss Lee obtain a copy of Lee’s will so that she could inherit his estate. The letter carries a pre-sale estimate of $18,000-$20,000.

Albert Einstein’s one-page autograph letter was written in German to President Herbert Hoover after receiving Hoover’s congratulatory 50th birthday message in 1929 (est. $50,000-$55,000). Einstein humbly wrote, “I know I am just one of the many who are so happy to use their energy in the service of the understanding of the Sciences…I alone am but a grain-of-dust in the development of the human spirit.” Just one other letter from Einstein to a US President is known.

The circa 1933 photo of Lou Gehrig, shown squatting down to pose with a young boy identified on verso as William Grice Bogg, black and white, taken at an unknown location, is signed by the Yankee great and has an estimate of $3,000-$4,000. Babe Ruth can be seen throwing a ball in the background. Babe Ruth, in fact, also posed with the boy a couple of years later, in a similar pose, around 1935, squatting down. That photo, signed by Ruth, is also up for bid (est. $5,000-$6,000).

Alan Turing, the British mathematician who cracked the Nazi “Enigma” machine during World War II, signed a copy of The Theory of Groups of Finite Order, which he gifted to his Cambridge University mentor (est. $20,000-$24,000). A General Biochemistry textbook signed by Richard Feynman is profusely annotated with over 215 words in his hand in the form of abbreviations, hypothetical questions, flow charts, chemical formulae, and margin notes (est. $6,000-$7,000).

A photograph of Stephen Hawking signed by him as “S.W. Hawking” is accompanied by a letter of provenance explaining that, though Hawking agreed to sign it, he didn’t understand why his signature was considered valuable (est. $20,000-$24,000). Items signed by North Korean leader Kim Il Sung are exceedingly rare, even rarer than Mao Tse Tung. A copy of Kim Il Sung’s 1969 book, Let Us Promote the World Revolution, etc., signed by him, should realize $8,000-$10,000.

A very rare Civil War-dated naval appointment, boldly signed by President Abraham Lincoln and promoting one “William T. Plant” to the rank of Assistant Surgeon in the U.S. Navy, dated April 11, 1862 and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles, is expected to knock down for $6,000-$7,000. Also, a rare check signed by then-junior Senator from Illinois Barack Obama, drawn from the “Friends of Barack Obama” bank account in 1997, should fetch $8,000-$10,000.

A one-page typed letter signed by Theodore Roosevelt and dated Nov. 14, 1914, written to Oscar King Davis, Press Secretary of the Progressive Party, in which Roosevelt expresses disgust with that year’s election results, should bring $8,000-$9,000. Also, a document dual-signed by John F. Kennedy (as President) and Robert F. Kennedy (as the US Attorney General), appointing George C. Young as a United States District Judge in Florida, has a pre-sale estimate of $7,000-$8,000.

A one-page letter handwritten on both sides and signed by Harriet Beecher Stowe (Uncle Tom’s Cabin), penned from Andover, Massachusetts on Oct. 27, 1852 and containing rare and superb content on slavery, has an estimate of $6,000-$7,000; while the Oberlin College Commencement Exercises Program dated June 14, 1965, signed twice in red ink by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., where he delivered the school’s Commencement Address, is expected to garner $5,000-$6,000.

The huge architectural plans for Frank Lloyd Wright’s last Usonian house in Wausau, Wisconsin (circa 1957), a drawing/rendering of the Duey Wright House, signed by Wright, 44 ½ inches by 29 ½ inches, should ring up $6,000-$7,000. Also, a copy of the 1981 soft-cover book Warhol, boldly signed seven times by Andy Warhol himself, plus a drawing by the artist, is estimated to bring $5,000-$6,000. It was an exhibition catalog published in conjunction with a show in 1981.

For more information about University Archives and the online-only Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Artwork & Comic Art slated for Wednesday, June 30th please visit www.universityarchives.com.

The Impact of Covid-19 on The Mental Health of BIPOC Children and Families Virtual Event on Saturday, June 19 at 1pm

Boston, MA, June 16, 2021 -/OXBRIDGE PRESS RELEASE/- The Massachusetts Department of Mental Health will present a virtual event, The Impact of Covid-19 on the Mental Health of BIPOC Children and Families, on Saturday, June 19 at 1pm. The event will be moderated by radio producer and personality Jamn 94.5’s Santi DeOleo and a panel of mental health experts, healthcare and financial health experts.

The focus of the one-hour event will be to help parents and caregivers learn how to recognize and cope with changing behaviors caused by the pandemic. There will be a special link given to attendees to submit questions and concerns at the prior to and during the event to foster a more interactive session.

The event will start with DeOleo reading Isaac’s Story, an illustrated book written by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health to help destigmatize and reframe how students talk about mental health for elementary school-aged children. A panel discussion will follow to and explore how Covid has impacted the mental health of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) children and families.

In addition to DeOleo, the expert panel features Financial Health Coach Curtis Chambers, Earl Miller of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and Luis Borrero, also of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health.

Again, attendees for the virtual event are encouraged to participate and submit questions for the panelists. The public is asked to register for the virtual event at https://dmh_covid19bipoc.eventbrite.com

About the Panel:
Curtis Chambers has worked as a Financial Coach in the Greater Boston area since 2017. He prides himself on delivering culturally proficient financial coaching and education practices to his clients-partners. He has also volunteered as a Financial Coach for local non-profits and in the community at-large. Curtis currently provides financial literacy classes for high school age and college bound youth. Prior to becoming a Coach, he provided in-home therapy in the Greater Boston area through a renowned nonprofit. It was through this work that the links between financial and mental wellness became crystallized for him.
 
Curtis has completed the Financial Health Counselor Program via the National Association of Certified Credit Counselors. He will be sitting for the Accredited Financial Counselor designation in August. Curtis received his BS in Psychology and Human Services from William James College.
 
Earl Miller first entered the psychiatric and foster care systems when he was 12. He went on to spend as much of his teen years in the system as he did out, which continued into early adulthood and included experiences of homelessness, hospitalization, and a great deal of trauma. Nowadays, Miller is the father of two healthy and full-of-life girls who he credits with helping to tether him to this world. He currently is the Director of Recovery in the Western Mass Area of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health.
 
Luis Borrero is the site director for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health’s Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center in Boston. He’s an experienced clinical manager with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital, health care industry and non-profit sector. Borrero earned a master’s degree in Social Work from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work.

About the Moderator:
Santi DeOleo is a media personality based in the Boston area. Santi is currently the Co-Host and Executive Producer of Ashlee and The NEW JAM’N Morning Show on JAM’N 94.5.

With more than 20 years of experience in the media world, Santi’s led multiple successful media campaigns both as a brand ambassador, social media, and content strategist. Along with partnering with companies to successfully promote products, brands, and events, Santi runs Silo Space Media which collaborates with companies to create a distinguished and superior digital message and content. A native of the Dominican Republic, he grew up in Salem, Massachusetts. Completing his early education in his hometown of Salem, he went on to earn a Communications degree from Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. Most importantly, Santi’s a husband and father of four.

For complete registration to The Impact of Covid-19 on the Mental Health of BIPOC Children and Families on Saturday, June 19 at 1pm, visit https://dmh_covid19bipoc.eventbrite.com.

About the Department of Mental Health (DMH):
The Massachusetts Department of Mental Health provides services to adults, children, and adolescents with long-term or serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance; provides early and ongoing treatment for mental illness; and conducts research into the causes of and treatments for mental illness. Through state-operated inpatient facilities and community mental health centers and through community services and programs provided by nearly 200 mental health providers, DMH directly serves 29,000 residents, including about 3,500 children and adolescents, with severe and persistent mental illness and serious emotional disturbance.

Patek Philippe Reference 3940 Perpetual Calendar Men’s Watch Hits $50,150 in Miller & Miller’s Watches & Jewelry Auction

New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada, June 17, 2021 -/OXBRIDGE PRESS RELEASE/- A Patek Philippe Reference 3940 perpetual calendar men’s watch with 18kt white gold case and clasp, one of the most iconic perpetual calendar wristwatches available today, sold for $50,150 in Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.’s online-only Watches & Jewelry auction held June 12th. It was the top lot in a sale that grossed $305,354.

All prices quoted in this report are in Canadian dollars and include an 18 percent buyer’s premium.

The Patek Philippe Reference 3940 is mostly found in yellow gold, with far fewer examples in 18K white gold, making the watch in the sale that much more desirable. Originally purchased in 1999 from Tourneau in New York, it was signed on the case, movement, dial and clasp, and included the original presentation box and literature.

The auction was filled with a generous offering of pocket watches unlocked from longtime collections; railroad grade pocket watches from Waltham, Elgin, E. Howard Co., Ball Watch Co., Hamilton, Illinois, and many more; vintage and modern wristwatches from luxury brands such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Omega, Longines and others; and a select jewelry offering of rings, necklaces, bracelets and many other investment-grade pieces.

“With Rolex and Patek Philippe prices at all-time highs, collectors are beginning to turn their eye to other brands,” said Justin Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. “Everybody knows Rolex and Omega, but as your collection grows, your tastes mature and you may develop an appreciation for brands such as Vacheron Constantin, Patek Philippe or A. Lange & Sohne.”

Miller said Vintage Heuer sports model wrist watches have enjoyed steady appreciation in recent years. “The demand for original, unrestored examples has never been higher,” he said. “Our lot 236, a Tag Heuer Autavia GMT 2446C watch, featured a blue and red ‘Pepsi’ GMT bezel, a very popular look with today’s collectors and enthusiasts.” The watch gaveled for a robust $17,700.

Following are additional highlights from the 314-lot auction, which attracted 456 registered online bidders who placed a total of 5,654 bids. A little more than one-third of the lots sold met or exceeded their pre-sale estimates, and 11 percent of lots surpassed even the high-end estimate.

A Rolex Reference 1680 red Submariner Date men’s watch from 1972 with stainless steel case and band, marked, “Montres Rolex S.A Geneva Switzerland Patented Stainless Steel 1680” on the inner case-back, fetched $24,780. Also, a 1969 Rolex Reference 5513 Submariner, perfect for sport and scuba diving or used as a tool watch (buzzwords for it included meters first, matte dial with white text and calibre 1530), finished at $16,520.

A diamond solitaire ring with a 14kt white gold band and a center stone weighing 1.99 carats by scale (F color and VS2 clarity), a fabulous, investment-grade natural diamond, plus 18 0.015-carat shoulder diamonds, brought $15,340. Also, a Victorian intaglio seal charm bracelet, 9kt to 18kt gold, with 16 unique charms, including a collapsible 9kt gold cigarette holder marked “Dunhill .375” and a pocket watch key knocked down for $4,425.

A 1978 Rolex Reference 1680 Submariner watch with an oyster band, creamy luminous hands and a dial signed, “Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Submariner 600 ft – 200m Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified Swiss”, gaveled for $14,750; while a 1963 Rolex Ref. 5501 Explorer Precision watch, a steel and 14kt gold version of the North American market Explorer that has become desired by collectors, commanded $5,605.

A 1983 Tag Heuer Silverstone #510.403” wristwatch with stainless steel watch and band, distinct design, limited production, Lemania calibre 5012 and a double Quick set date, in overall excellent condition, settled at $5,605. Also, a 1990s Rolex Ref. 16013 Datejust watch, stainless steel with 18kt gold bezel, a leather strap, champagne dial, Quickset date, retained in its original Rolex box with string tags and a 1988 date card, sold for $3,835.

A 14kt diamond tennis bracelet featuring 121 round brilliant cut diamonds having a total weight of 2.00 carats, SI-I1 clarity and GHI color and a gross weight of 23.51 grams, 15 inches long, found a new owner for $3,835. Also, an 18kt gold, diamond and sapphire tennis bracelet containing 18 brilliant cut diamonds weighing 0.94 carats, averaging G color and VVS2 clarity, plus 18 oval faceted medium blue sapphires, went for $1,416.

Internet bidding for the auction was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, as well as the Miller & Miller website: www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com. Bidders were able to tune in to the live webcast on June 12th to watch lots close in real time. Phone and absentee bids were also taken.

Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. has three major auctions planned for autumn, all of them falling on a Saturday. A Toys & Nostalgia auction featuring the Bryan Beatty collection will be held on September 11th; a Canadiana sale is scheduled for October 9th; and a Watches & Jewels auction will take place on November 20th. All will be online-only.

To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. and the auctions planned for fall, please visit www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com.

About Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.:
Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. is Canada’s trusted seller of high-value collections and is always accepting quality consignments. The firm specializes in watches and jewelry, art, antiques and high-value collectibles. Its mission is to provide collectors with a trusted place to buy and sell. To consign a single piece, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (519) 573-3710; or, you can e-mail them at [email protected] To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd., visit www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com.

Real Estate Expert Sharon Frank New Book Titled “A Home Buyer’s Blueprint” Available Online

New York, NY, June 18, 2021 -/OXBRIDGE PRESS RELEASE/- Real Estate Expert and Guru Sharon Frank launches new book titled “A Home Buyer’s Blueprint” now available online. The book is a must read and an important reference for any looking to purchase a home, and has valuable information for real estate agents looking to increase their skillset, mindset at bottom-line at the same time.

“A Home Buyer’s Blueprint” is the ultimate guide for buying real estate. This book is ideal for first time home buyers and has crucial information for real estate agents who are looking to sharpen their skills. This is a must-read book that helps you understand the ins and outs of purchasing a home. After reading this book, you be fully equipped to face anything in the housing market and purchase a home with confidence. Purchasing a home is not easy, and no one should have to take on that challenge without support. This book guides you through each step so that you are comfortable and confident throughout the entire process. Buying a home is an exciting and life-changing decision, but it’s important to be knowledgeable and prepared as you embark on the journey of becoming a homeowner. This book provides the information and solutions necessary to help you overcome any obstacle and challenge when buying your first home. It is a must-read for homebuyers, real estate agents, and anyone with interest in the housing market. To order your copy today visit: https://www.sharonrfrankrealestate.com/a-home-buyers-blue-print-book/ “I purchased the book “A Home Buyer’s Blueprint” and was pleasantly surprised with all of the information the homebuyers blueprint provided. The book is full of facts, tips, pointers, strategies, industry secrets, and knowledgeable information from a leading real estate industry expert.”  I recommend you adding this book to your library as book will serve as an asset.” Phil Andrews, President, Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc./New York District Office of the United States Small Business Administration 2019 Small Business Champion

About Sharon Frank Real Estate Expert/Guru & Author:
For Sharon Frank, the real estate industry is a place where she can act as a fierce advocate and an astute problem solver for various individuals. Sharon R. Frank is a professional real estate broker and Real Estate Developer who achieves continuous success through whole-hearted service in the field. Sharon takes real estate more as a lifestyle than a career. This mindset, coupled with her meticulous and results-oriented persona provides a clear roadmap leading to the success of every transaction. In her 23 years of service, she has worked extensively in the real estate field and her successes have been tremendous.

Sharon Frank Grant has been a Real Estate and Mortgage Professional since 1997; she holds an Associate of Science degree in Business Management. Sharon is certified in Property management and is also a certified Title Closer. Her background and earlier career stems back to consumer credit and collection, which set the foundation for her expertise and knowledge in the credit and consumer Lending market. Sharon is currently a License Real Estate Agent. In her earlier career years, Sharon was hired by a retail chain to implement and launch a credit and collection department for a chain of 40 retail clothing stores who, at that time, wanted to offer their customers a store credit card. That company was Norstan Apparel Shops/ Fashion Center.

During the period of 2002 through 2009, Sharon operated successful satellite mortgage branches, first for Novastar Home Mortgage Inc. and then Northside Capital Corp., whose corporate offices were located in Kansas and Florida. The branches were staffed with Loan Officers, Processors, Closers and other administrative personnel. During that period Sharon also partnered with two other ventures, Gold Key Homes Real Estate and Genesis Holding of Nassau LLC. The primary function was buying distressed and foreclosed properties and refurbishing for resale. In 2007 the partners dove into the new homes market, the function of the holding corporation was to buy vacant land, distress or foreclosed property on double lots, apportion the lots and construct new homes for sale in the Long Island, New York area.

While operating and managing the Mortgage/ Real Estate ventures, Sharon was given the opportunity to own a U-Haul dealership, which complemented the Real Estate Business. In 2010 Sharon’s location was awarded number one for top sales by a mini dealer in her region. In 2012 after one full year of negotiations, Sharon sold her office location to Walgreens Pharmacy. Since then, Sharon has been working on personal development in conjunction with her professional career. As a full-fledged Expert realtor, entrepreneur, contributing columnist and Philanthropist, Sharon craves to foster the quality of lives through active participation and commitment working with various non-for-profit community base organizations that serves the underserved, women and families in Crisis. She is the Vice President of the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity, Nassau County, N.Y and she currently serves in an advisory capacity for various non-for-profit organizations. Sharon has been expanding her speaking profile and has shared her messages of professional development, women’s empowerment and faith based values with audiences all of ages at various business conventions and conference for businesses, women, as well as real estate conventions and seminars. Sharon is passionate about empowering women.

She takes it as a personal mission to help them become the best version of themselves and realize their true life’s purpose. “I realize the times when I’ve been happiest and most productive have been when I operated from a base of meaningful core values,” Sharon explains. “Giving back and community advocacy and empowerment are so important to me. I literally feel centered and vibrating with clarity of thought and peace of mind. These values and principles continue to grow as I further develop in my relationship with God and work towards the woman that I am destined to be through the Holy Spirit.” On her off days you can find Sharon enjoying time unwinding, reflecting and reading her Bible, spending time with her family and extended church family and spoiling her dog, Foofie.

To purchase a copy of your book today online visit: https://www.sharonrfrankrealestate.com/a-home-buyers-blue-print-book/

MIMO and PAR Tokens Listed on Bittrex Global to Enable Euro Stablecoin Trading

Singapore, June 18, 2021 -/OXBRIDGE PRESS RELEASE/- MIMO, the governance token behind Mimo DeFi, has officially been listed on Bittrex Global. In addition, PAR – Mimo’s stable token which is algorithmically pegged to the Euro — has also been listed. Its appeal to users of Bittrex comes from both owning the platform Mimo is built on as well as utilizing their native currency for those located in Europe.

This marks Mimo’s largest centralised exchange listing to date and enables a wider audience to trade the MIMO & PAR tokens.

PAR is exclusively minted in relation to loans on Mimo DeFi, the beginner-friendly lending platform that MIMO token holders help govern. PAR tokens are therefore collateralized by assets accepted on Mimo DeFi.

Nick Calabro, Growth Manager at Mimo, says that joining the Bittrex lineup is just the first step in a series of bullish updates to come out of the project before the end of the year.

“It’s been an exciting past few months for Mimo and our tokens. With all the news surrounding the dollar, PAR is an easy addition to many crypto portfolios I’m seeing and this listing on Bittrex is just another way to offer this stability to more users,” says Calabro, Growth Manager at Mimo.

“We’re confident that traders on the exchange will value what we’ve built with PAR both as a means to stabilize their portfolio, hedging another nation’s currency, and joining us as we introduce more tools like this as we expand,” adds Nick.

Bittrex is a clear partner to Mimo being one of the most secure platforms and wallet infrastructures, giving users easy access to an array of products and services.

Currently, two trading pairs for PAR and one for MIMO are available:
PAR/BTC + PAR/USDT
MIMO/BTC

Trading opens June 18, 2021.

To learn more about Mimo and the Parallel protocol, please check out the official Mimo channels:

Website: https://mimo.capital
Telegram: https://t.me/mimodefi
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mimodefi

For media inquiries, please contact:

Ken Nizam
Marketing & PR at MiMo
[email protected]

Cecilia Wong, yourPRstrategist.com
[email protected]
+65-91826605

NFT Gamechanger TWO TWO Launches Extreme Art Gallery with Emmy-Award Winner Alan Tietel, Jimi Hendrix, Nick Walker and more

Las Vegas, NV, USA, June 14 2021 -/OXBRIDGE PRESS RELEASE/- A new gamechanger in the NFT scene, TWO TWO announced its official launch, dropping big names such as Emmy-Award winner Alan Tietel, whose ‘Match and Arrow’ art pieces have been tokenized into NFTs and are up for public auction.

TWO TWO, a US-based gallery aims to break down the barriers between real and virtual art, emerging and established artists, and between the artist and the community. Its mission is to allow art enthusiasts to re-imagine art, offering an immersive experience that synthesizes a transformational relationship between artist and patron. Static metamorphoses into dynamic.

“For too long, the elite have controlled access to art via exclusive art galleries and auction houses. TWO TWO merges real and virtual art galleries with DeFi to enable the community to be the gallery and have direct access to established and emerging artistic talent,” said Avron Goss, Co-Founder of TWO TWO.

Providing Capital to Art Projects Globally Utilizing NFT Technology and DeFi
TWO TWO’s art-industry focused DeFi is aimed at providing capital to art projects globally, enabling the community to find the next Banksy. Its unique ecosystem ties together sales of physical art, NFT art, liquidity pools and staking to create value for the community using X22, the TWO TWO governance token.

TWO TWO tokens (X22) will enable the holders to be “the gallery” as they will be provided with voting rights on the DAO as well as access to exclusive art deals.

Furthermore, what makes them interesting on top of this is that they will be used to enable NFT marketing to TWO TWO and third-party galleries. The TWO TWO Foundation will also have a buy back and lockup scheme whereby revenue earned from marketing NFTs for these galleries will be used to buy back X22 tokens to be locked up in the Treasury.

To summarise, the uses of the X22 token are:

  • Governance: Enables voting on the DAO. Each X22 token represents one vote to enable democracy and community empowerment.
  • Staking: X22 tokens can be staked and will receive yield from the staking pool, NFT and Art sales.
  • Buy Back and Make: A portion of NFT and Art sales will be used to buy X22 tokens on the open market to boost staking rewards, provide tokens to liquidity providers and ensure the build-up of reserves in the treasury as insurance.
  • Membership fees for galleries to obtain marketing access to the X22 community.
  • Stability Fees of art loans: Loans will be partially repaid in X22 tokens.
  • Self-service NFT minting.
  • Participation in emerging Artist funds.

Real-World Utility for X22 Art Token
“Because we have real world uses for X22 and we are going to be reaching the art world as well as the crypto community worldwide, we believe that we will be creating strong demand for X22 outside of established crypto users,” said Steven Meistrich, Co-Founder and Strategist of TWO TWO.

“Art speaks to us all,” according to Curator and Co-Founder, Stacey Maites. “The X22 token is a natural extension of its language.”

The team of Co-founders based in USA and UK prides TWO TWO as a community driver, a new revolution in the art space, through its unique value proposition utilizing NFT and DeFi. The circular token economy has been developed to allow the community to be the gallery. This goes beyond voting on a DAO and will include direct benefits that will enable communities to receive yield from the activities of the gallery.

TWO TWO’s circular token economy brings together real-world galleries, NFT galleries and DeFi, creating a robust business model with multiple independent and uncorrelated revenue streams. Furthermore, TWO TWO will bring their community closer to credible artists such as Emmy-Award winner Alan Tietel, unprinted negatives of the music legend Jimi Hendrix, the art of Nick Walker and many more.

Oversubscribed Seed Investment
TWO TWO boasts an incredible line-up of early-stage investors such as AU21, LVT Capital, Kosmos, Wings Ventures, Magnus Capital, Twin Apex Capital, GAINS, Alphabit Fund, Top7 ICO, BSCPad, MantraDAO, DuckDAO, CryptoDiffer, Moonwalker, Kyros Ventures, DEFIED, Berezka Ventures, Kultivated Capital, Kosmos, ZBS Capital, Spykefast, SportsIcon, Squares Capital and others, raising an oversubscribed seed investment of over USD 1.5 million.

As it continues with its development, TWO TWO is set to announce more partnerships, artist collaborations, various NFT art drops and several high-level announcements in the coming weeks. Currently, TWO TWO is running a community campaign to further introduce its platform to the crypto community. At the end of the month, TWO TWO plans to list its X22 tokens on several exchanges and launch an IDO (Initial DEX Offering).

About TWO TWO:
TWO TWO is the world’s first Interactive Art Gallery combining NFT with DeFi. It resides contemporaneously within the convergence of the actual and the virtual. The work of visionary, established and emerging artists, is merged with multi-dimensional technology, to promulgate co-existence with illustrative imagination.

Partnering with Syncretism Ventures Worldwide, the first TWO TWO Gallery will be located within Resorts World Las Vegas, the city’s most sumptuous, unique and innovative property, scheduled to open in June, 2021.

Yet, TWO TWO also inhabits the imagination. The patented immersive technology emulates the emotional stimuli and translates the experience to any mobile device. From actual to virtual to actual, the transcendental circle is complete.

From Warhol to Mr. Brainwash, from Basquiat to Banksy, TWO TWO exhibits rigorously curated Pop, Urban, Graffiti and Street Art.

More information on TWO TWO can be found at the following links:
Website – https://www.twotwoart.com/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Twotwoart
Telegram – https://t.me/TWOTWOofficial
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/twotwoart
Medium – https://medium.com/@twotwoart
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/twotwoart

Leiza Michaels Releases Nuevos Estandares in Spanish & English!

Boca Raton, FL, June 14, 2021 -/OXBRIDGE PRESS RELEASE/- Today, Southern Florida Singing sensation and Songwriter Leiza Michaels announced the release of Nuevos Estándares, the Spanish version of her 2020 classic “New Standards”. She and Starburst Records also announced they will be hosting a CD Release Party at The Pavilion Grille in Boca Raton, Florida on Sunday, June 27 from 6:00-9:00 PM.

Both Leiza and Jay Carney, Founder/CEO of Starburst Records are huge fans of the old Jazz Standards. During the summer of 2019 they collaborated on a collection of six brand new songs that embody the vibe and style of popular songs from the Great American Songbook, exemplifying songs by such luminaries as Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and many other composers that had hit songs from Broadway Musicals. They recorded the first English version of this album in Nashville in January of 2020 and have followed up in 2021 with a re-write of each song in Spanish being released on over 40 music streaming platforms on Friday, May 28. The songs on “New Standards” have been streaming globally since mid-2020. They can be heard on Spotify, Itunes, Amazon Music Plus as well as all major digital streaming sites. This album, “Nuevos Estandares” however has been released early exclusively on Bandcamp at starburstrecords.bandcamp.com. Leiza & Jay enlisted the talent of Enrique Duarte of Mexico to translate this great collection of songs into Spanish, which he accomplished with elegance capturing the depth and meanings in a new prose!

New York Native, Leiza Michaels has been performing Jazz Standards & Popular songs from The Great American Songbook for many years throughout Europe & the USA and most recently throughout Southern Florida over the past 10 years. When we composed these songs we also felt this was the perfect genre of music to further important social causes. The song Pure White Snow is an homage to Billie Holiday focusing upon on the struggle this gifted artist had with drug addiction, an addiction that faces many and can hinder progress through life. Also our songs Charm Me and Natural focus upon spousal abuse, eradicating violence against women and forced marriages. The greatest “crowd pleaser” of the album appears to be Some Kinda Girl/ Chica especial owing to it coming into closest proximity to modern pop of the album’s songs. Leiza was especially excited about rerecording her CD in Spanish so she could connect with her Latin heritage.

Here are the titles of each song:

English: 1. Movin Too Slow, 2. Pure White Snow, 3. The Older You Get, 4. Some Kinda Girl, 5. Natural, 6. Charm Me.

Spanish: 1. Muy lento, mi amor, 2. Mi perdición, 3. Al envejecer, 4. Chica especial, 5. Natural, 6. Hechizame.

Each song has an Official Music Video in both English and Spanish as follows:

  1. Muy lento, mi amor: https://youtu.be/uiDyO-mQHME
  2. Mi perdición: https://youtu.be/e2w7iLPemKw
  3. Al envejecer: https://youtu.be/NMFxU4aU8z4
  4. Chica especial: https://youtu.be/dBFhXLYX5KM
  5. Natural: https://youtu.be/tX8tfRGdMaQ
  6. Hechizame: https://youtu.be/nuxYoGM1-I8
  7. Movin’ Too Slow: https://youtu.be/ThnBHK7Q2K4
  8. Pure White Snow: https://youtu.be/ZPXVZw3KJpU
  9. The Older You Get: https://youtu.be/RbKrW2QifhY
  10. Some Kinda Girl: https://youtu.be/7YtgnfIzMyg
  11. Natural: https://youtu.be/e1IV1X2tPYY
  12. Charm Me: https://youtu.be/1oGSdo-KLpY

New Standards Credits:
© 2020 Starburst Music Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved. All music & lyrics co-written by Leiza Michaels and Jay Carney. Thank you to our fabulous team: Dave Francis – Upright Bass, Recording Producer, backup vocals on Some Kinda Girl, Tommy Harden – Drums & Percussion, Catherine Marx – Keyboards, Kerry Marx – Electric Guitar, Jim Hoke – Saxophones & Chromatic Harmonica, Paul Mullen –Co-writer on Some Kinda Girl and overall collaborator, Marv Treutel – Recording Engineer. Nathaniel Jones – Final Mix/Mastering Engineer, Photography Mary Stucchi, Stylist JK Feldman, Location Fountainview WPB.

Nuevos Estándares
© 2021 Starburst Music Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved. All music & lyrics co-written by Leiza Michaels, Jay Carney & Enrique Duarte. Leiza dedicates this album to her beautiful, loving family in Spain. Thank you to our fabulous team: Dave Francis – Upright Bass, Musical Recording Producer, Tommy Harden – Drums & Percussion, Catherine Marx – Keyboards, Kerry Marx – Electric Guitar, Jim Hoke – Saxophones & Chromatic Harmonica, Marv Treutel – Recording Engineer. Nathaniel Jones – Final Mix/Mastering/Engineering of Music Tracks, Greg Johnson – Final Mix/Mastering on Muy Lento, Mi Amor, Chica Especial & Natural. Stephen Murphy, Vocal Recording, Final Mix/Mastering Al Envejecer, Hechizame & Mi Perdición. Spanish vocal version, Photography Mary Stucchi, Stylist JK Feldman, Location Fountainview WPB. Special thanks to Luis Garcia for shining love & light during the recordings.

Follow Leiza Michaels on Social Media & Streaming Sites to stay updated!

Nuevos Estándareses Album Streaming on Bandcamp:
https://starburstrecords.bandcamp.com/album/nuevos-est-ndares

New Standards Album streaming on Bandcamp:
https://starburstrecords.bandcamp.com/album/new-standards-ft-leiza-michaels

Leiza Michaels on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leiza.michaels
Leiza Michaels Music on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Leiza-Michaels-Music-100280708309501
Leiza Michaels Music Website: https://leizamichaelsmusic.com/
Leiza Michaels on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leizamichaels/

Leiza Michaels PR Contact:
Jay Carney, Starburst Records, Founder/CEO
[email protected]

For more information on Starburst Records
https://starburstrecords.com
https://starburstrecords.bandcamp.com

Booking the finest hotels in Miami is now a matter of a few clicks with This Hotel

Miami, USA, June 16, 2021 -/OXBRIDGE PRESS RELEASE/– Whenever we think of having a lavish vacation while enjoying the stunning sunset on a beach, the only place that comes into our mind is Miami. With millions of tourists visiting this most popular destination of the US, Miami is the home of tons of luxurious hotels with breath-taking views. But finding that ideal hotel according to a certain budget is where most of the travellers get frustrated because there are plenty of options to choose from and factors to consider while booking an accommodation. This Hotel comes with the perfect solution by providing a dedicated list of the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses that are recommended by famous travellers and based on actual customer ratings. 

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For bookings, visit their website and the first things you will notice is a dedicated search bar on the homepage that allows you to search for the best available accommodation as per your budget. After selecting the destination and the maximum price you can spend per night for a room it will redirect you to another page. Here you will find a collection of the finest hotels according to your budget along with a dedicated FAQ section that answers common queries by tourists. You can also sort this list by options like Recommendations, Latest, Price and Rating for your convenience. 

After selecting the accommodation of your choice you will be redirected to another page where you can see the expert reviews along with the guest ratings and what particular things they liked about that hotel. Here they also provide the details of the particular hotel, the location and the facilities it provides. By clicking the ‘Check availability’ option the website redirects to the page where you can put the details, select the type of room you want to stay and check the availability of the rooms to book accordingly. Here you can also check out the nearby attraction to plan your vacation more suitably. 

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Brian Lebel’s Cody Old West Show with 65 Top Vendors will be Held June 25-27 at The Santa Fe Community Convention Center

Santa Fe, NM, USA, June 15, 2021 -/OXBRIDGE PRESS RELEASE/- Veteran collectors of Western and Native American memorabilia, or anyone considering dipping their toes into this red-hot category of collectible, need to mark their calendars for June 25th-27th. Those are the dates for this year’s Brian Lebel’s Cody Old West Show, to be held in the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, at 201 West Marcy Street.

Vendors from across the country will be there, specializing in authentic Western fine art, collectibles, apparel, home decor, jewelry, antique firearms, Native American artifacts, cowboy trappings, horse gear, books, boots, hats and more. Contemporary artists and artisans will be included. The merchandise includes antique, vintage and modern, spanning all price points.

“It was touch-and-go for a while as to whether or not we would be able to hold this year’s show, but we couldn’t be happier that we’re able to move forward,” said Brian Lebel, who’s been staging Old West Shows since 1989, initially in Cody, Wyoming. “Summer in Santa Fe is a shopper’s paradise, and we are proud to be the show that gets to kick off the summer season.”

Because of the wide variety of material available at the show — from cowboy to Native American, from old to new, and from inexpensive to lavish — it’s often difficult to explain to people what exactly the show is like, Lebel said. “But one thing is for certain: after someone’s first visit, they come back every year. It’s a special event with a community like none other.”

Lebel added, “We’ve missed everyone and are really looking forward to seeing all of our friends and colleagues again.” He explained that, due to COVID occupancy restrictions, the total number of vendors had to be reduced to about 65 to allow for the most shoppers to be able to attend. It will be a buy, sell and trade event, with many vendors happy to offer impromptu appraisals.

“Our vendors are among the best in the business, and are extremely generous with both their time and knowledge, Lebel pointed out. “Even if you don’t buy anything, you’re guaranteed to learn something.” Show hours are 9am to 3pm Mountain time on June 26th and 27th, with general admission priced at $10 per day, or $15 for a two-day pass. Those under 12 and over 70 are free.

Lebel encouraged attendees to check out early buy-in, which is available “for the serious collector” during Friday’s June 25th vendor set-up, from 9am to 5 pm. Guests get to shop while the dealers unpack, for first-look at the merchandise. The cost is $100 and entitles the buyer to access during all vendor hours all weekend, as well as an invitation to the Friday night VIP party.

For eats, Santa Fe’s Cowgirl BBQ will be set-up in the outdoor courtyard, selling food and drinks, including cold beer, wine and their famous margaritas. Bargain-conscious attendees should know that discount coupons are available in local print ads and at galleries and shops around Santa Fe. The show has grown into a major annual event in just four years in Santa Fe.

Sandwiched between early buy-in (June 25th) and the show’s final day (June 27th), Brian Lebel will hold the 31st annual Cody Old West Auction on Saturday, June 26th, at 4 pm Mountain time, with live, in-person bidding at the nearby Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza located at 100 Sandoval Street in Santa Fe, as well as online via the Old West Events website, www.oldwestevents.com.

The auction is packed with 384 total lots and will feature several important collections, including the estate collections of antique firearms and Native American baskets from James Carpenter; the impressive miniature saddle collection and antique Americana collection of Earl Hagerman; badges from the collection of Bob Vines; buckles from the collection of Judge Howard Gross; and a superb group of horsehair bridles from noted collectors and authors Ned and Jody Martin.

Major categories will include cowboy antiques and collectibles (saddles, spurs, bits, etc.); Native American artifacts; antique and historic firearms; Hollywood cowboy memorabilia; Western fine art; Old West gambling and saloon items; antique and contemporary belt buckles and other silverwork; antique advertising and lithography; and Western decorative arts and furniture. The auction is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Reservations are required for a seat.

Currently underway is Lebel’s Rest of the West, an online-only auction with 120 lots, all unreserved and with estimates of under $1,000. Bidding is live now, at www.oldwestevents.com, and will end on June 26th at 11:55 pm Mountain time. Collectors on a budget, or anyone considering easing into the fast-growing field of Western collectibles should check it out.

To learn more about Brian Lebel’s Old West Events and the show and auction on June 25th-27th, please visit www.oldwestevents.com.

About Brian Lebel’s Old West Events:
Brian Lebel founded the Cody Old West Show & Auction 31 years ago in Cody, Wyoming as a small gathering of people who were buying, selling and trading in the antiques and artifacts of the American cowboy and the American West. Brian believed that more people would appreciate these great artifacts if only they were aware of what was available, so he launched his own event. Brian Lebel’s Old West Shows and Old West Auctions are held every January in Mesa, Arizona, and every June in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Each annual event consists of a weekend vendor sale with hundreds of dealers, plus an exciting, live Saturday night auction. Both the events feature the best authentic Western art, antiques and artifacts available for public sale. Old West Events is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning a single piece, an estate or a collection, you may call them at 480-779-WEST (9378), or, you can email them at [email protected] To learn more, please visit www.oldwestevents.com.

“Stacey Jackson in The 80s” Brings New Energy to Nostalgic Music Television Network on Spotlight TV

Los Angeles, CA, June 11, 2021 -/OXBRIDGE PRESS RELEASE/- Spotlight TV’s newest show, “Stacey Jackson in the 80s,” brings a new kind of energy this year. Premiering on Friday, June 11, and viewed on Sky (365) and Freesat (516) at 9 pm GMT, Stacey Jackson brings her bubbly personality and infuses new energy to the network in a way that has never been seen before!

With her ability to bring a new look to a classic era, Stacey Jackson takes viewers through some of the best hits of the 80s with iconic video classics. Episodes include “80s Live Concerts,” “Hits From 1980 Movie Classics,” “Women Who Rock,” “80s Dance,” “Smooth 80s,” and many more.

Since the transition from “Keeping It Country,” Spotlight TV expanded their programming to include a sense of nostalgia from every era. Stacey takes viewers on a musical journey through all genres of music, from new wave, to dance, to pop, rock, heavy metal and so much more.

With her in-depth knowledge of the music industry, Stacey brings in her own personal insights and glamorous flair to the 80s as the show truly speaks to her heart. “When I got the call from the producers that I got the gig, I literally wrote down a year’s worth of episodes in three minutes just off the top of my head. I mean – I grew up in the 80’s, I still know every lyric to all the hits of that era. This show was made for me!” says Jackson who also writes and co-produces the series.

Mother of four, singer and songwriter, and up-and-coming author of “How Snoop Dogg Made Me a Better Mom”, Stacey Jackson, is clearly a woman of all talents. Researching for the series, Stacey continues to pour her heart and soul into every episode and moment that goes behind her work. She even penned the theme song “Flipside” for the open titles of the show. With her newest single, “Live It Up: Rebooted feat. Snoop Dogg,” released on June 4th and the feature film “Reboot Camp” in which she performs the new record in a cameo, just shows how great she is at her various job roles.

Jackson has had no issue gaining traction and attention for her many accomplishments. Fans are excited to see Stacey Jackson take the reins as a host of “Stacey Jackson In the 80s” and her passion and enthusiasm for her many projects is evident.

Fans are encouraged to visit https://staceyjackson.com and @staerox on all social media.

For more information or any press inquiries, please contact: Jane Owen, Publicist (LA) [email protected] or Will Palmer, Publicist (UK) [email protected]