Did You See That Press Release? Streisand Releases New Album and Smokey Celebrates a Birthday
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Barbra Streisand’s Partners Album to be Released Sept. 16
Columbia Records has announced the upcoming release of Barbra Streisand’s Partners album, to debut on Sept. 16, featuring 12 inimitable new Streisand duets with the world’s greatest male vocalists. Streisand took to Instagram Aug. 11 to announce the official Sept. 16 release date for Partners. Fans can pre-order Partners now.
All those who pre-order the album will receive a new downloadable song “New York State of Mind,” with Billy Joel. The Lionel Richie duet of the classic “The Way We Were” also will be made available to pre-ordering fans on Aug. 26. The third track, the Michael Buble duet “It Had To Be You,” will be downloadable via pre-order on Sept. 2. See the full release to learn more.
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Pandora Jewelry and Disney Announce New Strategic Alliance
Pandora Jewelry announced on Aug. 12 a new strategic alliance with Walt Disney Co. that will give the brand a presence in Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, beginning with the sponsorship of this fall’s Wishes Nighttime Spectacular at Magic Kingdom Park in Florida.
In addition, Pandora, in collaboration with Disney Consumer Products, is creating an original collection of Disney-themed jewelry launching at retail locations this fall. See the full release to learn more.
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Knights of Columbus Announces Fund to Help Christians Threatened with Extinction in Iraq
The Knights of Columbus announced Aug. 12 that it is establishing a fund to assist those – particularly Christians as well as other religious minorities – facing horrific and violent persecution and possible extinction in Iraq and the surrounding regions. See the full release to learn more about what you can do.
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Cutrale Group and Safra Group Propose to Acquire Chiquita for $13 Per Share
The Cutrale Group and the Safra Group on Aug. 11 proposed to acquire 100 percent of the outstanding stock of Chiquita Brands Inc. (NYSE: CQB) at a price of $13 per share in cash to Chiquita shareholders. This proposal represents a premium of 29 percent to Chiquita’s closing share price of $10.06 as of Aug. 8. See the full release to learn terms of the offer.
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Smokey Bear Celebrates 70th Birthday and Reminds Americans … ‘Only You Can Prevent Wildfires’
Smokey Bear, the icon featured in the longest running public service campaign in U.S. history, turned 70 years old on Aug. 9.
Since 1944, Smokey Bear and his trademark phrase “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires” have helped reduce the number of acres burned by wildfires from 22 million annually in 1944 to an average of 6.7 million annually today. See the full release to watch a video marking the event.
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