Thursday, June 4, 2009

Carnival Of Darkness Short Film Festival August 6th

The 1st Annual Carnival of Darkness short film festival will be held August 6th at The Majestic Crest Theater in Westwood, Ca.

Carnival of Darkness showcases the very best new work from independent horror filmmakers. This celebration of ‘creepy’ and original film shorts and music videos will culminate in a one hour panel discussion featuring top names in the horror world.

Co-producers Alex Bram and Leah Cevoli have selected the historic landmark Crest Theater not only because of its state-of-the-art sound and projection equipment and large seating capacity (465 seats), but also because it exemplifies the indie spirit of the festival. The Crest is one of the last remaining independently owned and operated theaters in Los Angeles.

Panel Speakers:
Juliet Landau- Actor (Buffy/Angel),
Marc Sheffler- Actor (Last House on The Left),
Katt Shea-Director (The Rage: Carrie 2, Poison Ivy),
Jason Miller- Musician (Godhead),
Stephen Wozniak- Actor (Exorcism).

Panel Moderator:
Leah Cevoli- Actor/Writer (Deadwood, Robot Chicken)

When: Thursday August 6th
Where: The Majestic Crest Theater
1262 Westwood Blvd 90024
Admission: $10
Doors: 8:00pm

This event is all ages, open to the public, general admission seating.
Refreshments Available.

For More Info:
Alex Bram (Producer) -
Leah Cevoli (Producer/Host) Leah@LeahCe
Belinda Thomas (Publicist)

Website Coming Soon:

*Panel Line-Up subject to change based on schedules and availability*

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Cuba Travel Services Offers Non-Stop Flights from L.A. to Havana

Cuba Travel Services, Inc. will begin offering non-stop weekly flights from LAX to Havana starting June 30, 2009. The move comes as The Obama Administration recently lifted travel restrictions to Cuba. This gives Cubans people greater ease to visit their relatives in that country.

"President Obama has directed that a series of steps be taken to reach out to the Cuban people to support their desire to enjoy basic human rights and to freely determine their country's future," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said.

For more information on visiting Cuba call, 1-800-963-2822 or visit: Travel

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Strand and Shorebreak Hotel Opens In Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach welcomes a new ocean front destination for locals and visitors with the grand opening celebration for The Strand – a shopping, dining and entertainment complex that features Shorebreak Hotel, the latest premier boutique property from Joie de Vivre. The Strand opening also will recognize and honor the city’s Centennial.

On Saturday, May 16 the public is invited to a “block party” at The Strand that begins at noon with a dedication of the signature art installation “Waterline” created by renowned artists Jud Fine and Barbara McCarren. The action stays on The Strand’s main thoroughfare, 5th Street, with activities for the kids, contests and live performances from Pawn Shop Kings, Meg & Dia and The Maine.

Just steps from the pier, the collection of shops and eateries at The Strand include Ra Sushi, Forever 21, Active Ride Shop, Rip Curl, Merrilee’s Swimwear, CVS Pharmacy, New Zealand Natural Ice Cream, the new Zimzala Restaurant at Shorebreak, Johnny Rockets opening later in May and Angl opening in June. Dotted along the sidewalks are an eclectic array of colorful cart retailers.


Free events open to the public:
Noon – Dedication of “Waterline” art piece with the artists, Mayor and city leaders
1:00 p.m. – Children’s art activities

1:30 p.m. – Live performance: Pawn Shop Kings
2:00 p.m. – RVCA Team signing at Active Ride
3:00 p.m. – Ice cream eating contest at New Zealand Natural
4:00 p.m. – Surfing champs Timmy Turner and Tom Curren signing at Rip Curl

7:00 p.m. – Live performance: Meg & Dia

8:00 p.m. – Live performance: The Maine

WHEN: Saturday, May 16, 2009
12:00 noon to 9:30 p.m. – Hotel tours available

WHERE: The Strand

155 5th Street, Huntington Beach, enter parking on 6th Street

Shorebreak Hotel
500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648, P: 714.861.4470, F: 714.861.4475, Reservations: 877.744.1117
source: businesswire

Monday, May 11, 2009

Join the Browncoats for the 2009 Can't Stop the Serenity screenings!

Joss Whedon’s fans, the Browncoats, organized 2009 screenings of his film Serenity to benefit Equality Now. Equality Now is an organization whose mission is to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world.

The events are planned all through out the summer with a stop in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Sunset 5 on June 14, 2009.

For more info, check out the website @: SERENTIY

Full Schedule Below:

Calendar of events for 'Can't Stop the Serenity 2009'!!

24 May 2009
Dallas, TX US - CSTS Music Showcase

6 June 2009
Toronto, ON CA

14 June 2009
Los Angeles, CA US

16 June 2009
Nottingham, UK

19 June 2009
Boston, MA US

20 June 2009
Albuquerque, NM US
Boston, MA US
Des Moines, IA US
Orange County, CA US
Toronto, ON CA
Yellow Springs, OH US

21 June 2009
San Diego, CA US

23 June 2009
Riverside, CA US
Yellow Springs, OH US

26 June 2009
Baltimore, MD US

27 June 2009
Arlington, VA US
Charlotte, NC US
Daytona Beach, FL US
Denver, CO US
Ft Lauderdale, FL US
Honolulu, HI US
Philadelphia, PA US
Portland, OR US
Vancouver, BC CA

28 June 2009
Austin, TX US
New York City, NY US
Raleigh, NC US

29 June 2009
Raleigh, NC US

4 July 2009
Warwick, UK

5 July 2009
Launceston, TAS AU

11 July 2009
Dallas, TX US
Madison, WI US

12 July 2009
San Antonio, TX US

18 July 2009
Seattle, WA US

7 August 2009
St. Louis, MO US

7-9 August 2009
Nashville, TN US - Weekend Event

27 September 2009
Atlanta, GA US

Terminator Salvation Director McG Apple Store Appearance

Join director McG (Charlie’s Angels, We Are Marshall) as he discusses his
latest film, TERMINATOR SALVATION, the highly anticipated new installment in
the Terminator film franchise. The movie is set in post- apocalyptic 2018,
where the future that John Connor (Christian Bale) was raised to believe in
has been altered.

Tuesday, May 12, 7:00 p.m.
Apple Store, Third Street Promenade
1248 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA

Terminator Salvation opens in theaters on Thursday, May 21.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Anvil will perform live at the Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles on Wednesday May 13 in Los Angeles at 10:30pm. The band is the subject of a popular rock documentary featured at The Sundance and Los Angeles Film Festivals.

, Sacha Gervasi's exhilarating rock n’ roll documentary following metal band Anvil, continues its local engagement highlighted by a very special event!

See the film, immediately followed by a LIVE ANVIL PERFORMANCE with band members Steve "Lips" Kudlow, Robb Reiner and G5.
Buy advance tickets!

Please note this one-time event is at the Nuart, while the ongoing regular engagement of ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL continues with daily shows at The Landmark, 10850 West Pico at Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles.

Official Film Website: Anvil! The Story Of ANVIL
To Purchase Tickets: TICKETS

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Public Enemies Debut at LA Film Festival

Michael Mann's new movie Public Enemies starring Johnny Depp is the centerpiece movie of the Los Angeles Film Festival. The festival runs from June 18 - June 28.

Public Enemies (DIRECTOR Michael Mann WRITERS Ronan Bennett and Michael Mann & Ann Biderman PRODUCERS Kevin Misher, Michael Mann CAST Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Jason Clarke, Rory Cochran, Billy Crudup, and Stephen Dorff) - In the action-thriller Public Enemies , acclaimed filmmaker Michael Mann directs Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, and Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard in the story of legendary Depression-era outlaw John Dillinger (Depp) -- the charismatic bank robber whose lightning raids made him the number one target of J. Edgar Hoover’s fledgling FBI and its top agent, Melvin Purvis (Bale), and a folk hero to much of the public.

For special offers to the attend the festival, click here: LAFEST

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Christina Applegate
Hosting the Los Angeles event on Saturday, May 9 during Mother's Day weekend, will be Emmy-nominated star of ABC's "Samantha Who" Christina Applegate along with actress, singer and star of "Hannah Montana" Miley Cyrus, her mother Tish Cyrus, Revlon brand ambassador Beau Garrett and special guest and star of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" Carrie Ann Inaba.
The RunWalk event is to support women's cancer research, counseling and outreach programs.

To register for this charity event or to make a donation: revlonrunwalk

photo: wireimage

Lukas Rossi To Perform at Legendary Viper Room in LA

For more on Lukas: LUKAS
For tickets: VIPER ROOM

Monday, April 20, 2009

LA Weekly Weekend April 24-25 2009

Celebrating 30 years of publishing, LA Weekly Magazine has a special 2 day event.
Performances and highlights includes Henry Rollins, Will Wheaton, Matt Sorum and Friends, Juliette Lewis, Donavan Leitch and more.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day

Ben & Jerry’s, who broke the mold for businesses showing you could make a profit while giving back to the community, is proud to celebrate its 31st annual Free Cone Day, the original community give-back. Why did they do it thirty-one years ago? The two guys, who had surprised themselves by surviving their first year in business, genuinely wanted to just say “thanks.”

Around the globe from 12:00 noon – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21st the socially-minded ice cream maker, with the fun and funky flavors, will be scooping it out for free to share the love just like the company has since 1979. Scoop Shops will proudly introduce the company’s newest values-led flavor, Chocolate Macadamia. The flavor features Fair Trade vanilla, Fair Trade chocolate and sustainably-harvested macadamia nuts.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Viejas Welcomes the Carson & Barnes Circus on April 16

Viejas is excited to host the Carson & Barnes Circus for two fun-filled shows on April 16. The one-of-a-kind show offers over 70 years of circus tradition under the world’s largest traveling tent.

This year’s circus tour features exciting new acts and up-close audience viewing for high-quality family entertainment. During the show you will see performers from around the world in acts such as aerial trapeze, high wire, motorcycle acrobats, jugglers and clowns along with a traveling zoo and performing elephants, camels, dogs and horses, all under a 144’x180’ big top.

The circus tent will be set up on the east side of Viejas Casino & Outlet Center. Shows will begin at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on April 16. Advance general admission 2-for-1 coupons for either children or adults have been mailed to local families in the area and will also be available at the Viejas Casino and Outlet Center. These coupons are redeemable at the box office where two adult tickets are $18.00 and two children's (ages 2-11) are $8.00. You may also choose to go online at and save even more by printing and redeeming your own coupons. Tickets can be upgraded to preferred seating for an additional charge online or at the box office.

Knott’s Berry Farm Celebrates Fiesta Mexicana April 25-26, May 2-3 and 9-10

Knott’s Berry Farm will be filled with the sights, sounds and delicious smells of an authentic Mexican Fiesta with music, dance, activities, and foods honoring the rich culture of our Mexican communities this April and May. Amidst vibrant banners, colorful Mexican serapes and bright piñatas, Knott’s Fiesta Mexicana will offer a full day of entertainment and activities for the entire family.

A mariachi trio will be performing throughout the day as well as local and professional Folklorico groups. Additional entertainment includes live performances by artist Prima J on April 26, the group Stone Soul on May 2, and Frankie J on May 3. Quinceanera Fashion Shows by Isabella Wall, the “Fairy Godmother of Quinceaneras,” will take place April 26 and May 10.

Also making a special appearance on May 2 is Jay Johnstone. Jay Johnstone is an American former professional baseball player and was active from 1966 to 1985 playing for the California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Chicago Cubs.

Fiesta Mexicana will also include salsa dancing and instruction, a free kid’s activity, Mexican arts and crafts booths, and authentic Mexican cuisine including fresh-made fajitas, carne asada cart, and fruit-filled empanadas, to name just a few.

Park hours for Fiesta Mexicana are 10 am -10 pm on Saturdays and 10 am to 7 pm on Sundays. For more information on all the exciting activities at Knott’s Berry Farm, visit

Hand and Footprint Ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theater

Hugh Jackman will be honored with a hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, on April 21, at 11:00 a.m.

The Tony® and Emmy®-winning actor, who recently hosted the Academy Awards, joins a very select list of Hollywood luminaries whose hand and footprints and signatures have been immortalized in cement in the famed theater’s forecourt.

Twentieth Century Fox is extending a special invitation to Jackman’s legions of fans – as well as to the community of X-Men and Wolverine comics readers and movie enthusiasts – to “witness the origins” of this special event at 10:00 a.m.

The event precedes the May 1 release of Jackman’s new film, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, in which he returns to the role that launched him to superstardom, as the beloved mutant antihero Wolverine. X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, the first chapter in the X-Men saga, unites Wolverine with several other legends of the X-Men universe, in an epic revolution that pits the mutants against powerful forces determined to eliminate them.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


The Owl Ship—the unique mode of transportation seen in the new movie “Watchmen”—is on display at Universal CityWalk through Sunday, March 8. The model, used in the making of the movie, is in front of the AMC Theatres, where “Watchmen” began showing at midnight, Thursday March 5. Visitors to CityWalk will be able to go right up to the door and look into the Owl Ship, whose electronics will be on and functioning

It was a logistical feat to bring the Owl Ship to CityWalk, as the full-size model.
In “Watchmen,” the flying Owl Ship is an engineering marvel that was created by the character known as Nite Owl, who named it Archimedes, nicknamed “Archie.” The Nite Owl used the Owl Ship to help him patrol the streets and combat crime.

A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, “Watchmen” is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the "Doomsday Clock"—which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union—moves closer to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the outlawed but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach uncovers a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity...but who is watching the Watchmen?

“Watchmen” is directed by Zack Snyder from a screenplay by David Hayter and Alex Tse, based on the graphic novel co-created by Dave Gibbons, published by DC Comics. The film is produced by Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin, and Deborah Snyder. Herbert W. Gains and Thomas Tull are the executive producers, with Wes Coller serving as co-producer. The film stars Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Patrick Wilson.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures present, in Association with Legendary Pictures, a Lawrence Gordon/Lloyd Levin Production, a Zack Snyder Film, “Watchmen,” being distributed domestically by Warner Bros. Pictures and internationally by Paramount Pictures.


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hyatt On Suset Gets Extreme Makeover

This storied 257-room hotel -- until recently known as the Hyatt West Hollywood -- reopened Jan. 8 as Andaz West Hollywood after a $48-million makeover. Andaz doesn't hide its headline-making '60s and '70s rock 'n' roll heritage under a blanket of respectability; it flaunts it.ANDAZ WEST HOLLYWOOD

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


What is the Wheelmobile?
The Wheelmobile is a 39-foot Winnebago that tours nationwide in search of contestants for television’s #1 game show. The Wheelmobile team is coming your way to find contestants from the Southern California area!

Where and when will the Wheelmobile events take place?
The Wheelmobile will be at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa for a special day of contestant searches.

When: Thursday, March 5 from 6 PM – 10 PM

Where: Morongo Casino Resort & Spa*
49500 Seminole Drive
Cabazon, CA 92230

* The event will be held in the 2nd level Conference Center.

We will begin handing out applications one hour before each show begins. Shows will begin at 6:00 PM, 7:30 PM, and 9:00 PM, with each show lasting about an hour. There is no need to arrive hours in advance of the event. Everyone who attends the event will be able to submit an application. We will select participants to come to the stage and audition via a random draw.

How does it work?


There are three Wheel of Fortune shows during each day of a Wheelmobile event. Each show lasts approximately one hour.


Everyone who comes to a Wheelmobile event will receive a color-coded application. The color of the application tells you what time the game you are eligible for will begin.


Fill out your application and drop it in a nearby receptacle. Just before show time, we will put all the applications in a big golden drum that sits on the stage.


When the show begins, our Wheelmobile host will pick applications at random from the drum and call participants up to the stage (in groups of five) to play the game.


On stage, we will do a brief interview with each contestant and play a version of the Wheel of Fortune Speed-Up Round.


Each person who comes up to the stage will be evaluated as a potential contestant for the show. At the end of the puzzle all contestants on stage will be awarded a prize. (Wheel of Fortune hats, t-shirts and duffle bags are just some of the stuff you might win.)


Wheel of Fortune is looking for good game players who are energetic, enthusiastic and fun. This is your opportunity to shine. Show us what you’ve got!


After the Wheelmobile event in your area has been conducted, we will choose the people we believe will be the best candidates for the show (based on their overall performance on stage) to take part in a final round of auditions. These final auditions will take place in the Southern California area within a few months after our last event date.


We will get as many people up to the stage as we can. However, we know there will be many more folks at our Wheelmobile events than we can possibly audition. For this reason, we will reserve some slots in the final auditions for those individuals who attended Wheelmobile events but did not make it up to the stage. After all Wheelmobile events have been conducted, we will draw a number of names at random from all the applications we receive in the Southern California area for these slots.


If you are invited to the final auditions, you will receive a letter or email within a few weeks of our last Wheelmobile event.

What are the contestant eligibility requirements?


You must be at least 18 years of age.


You are not eligible to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune if you work for, or are related to, anyone who works for Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Sony Pictures Television Inc., Sony Pictures Television International, Quadra Productions, Inc., CBS Television Distribution Group, game show prize suppliers, KABC-TV (including its advertisers and affiliated radio stations), or any TV stations or networks broadcasting Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy!.


You are not eligible to appear on Wheel of Fortune if you have appeared on another game show, dating-relationship show or reality show in the last year or three game shows, dating-relationship shows or reality shows in the last ten years.


You are not eligible if you have appeared on any version of Wheel of Fortune.

All expenses incurred while interviewing and (if selected as a contestant) appearing on the show, including airfare, hotel, etc. are the responsibility of the applicant.

A contestant audition does not guarantee a spot on the show. The applicant understands that Wheel of Fortune is under no obligation to use him/her as a contestant. It is entirely at the producer's discretion.



Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience Premier

The WORLD PREMIERE of Walt Disney Pictures’ JONAS BROTHERS: THE 3D CONCERT EXPERIENCE, in which the wildly popular Jonas Brothers head to the big screen in a high energy 3D rockumentary that combines excerpts from their “Burning Up” concert tour with behind-the-scenes footage, new songs, off-the-wall segments, swarming fans and a lot of JB-style humor.

El Capitan Theatre

6838 Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood, CA

Tuesday February 24, 2009
Red Carpet Arrivals: 5pm
Screening: 6:30pm

For more movie info: jonasbrothers3d

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Celebrating Black History Month

Taste of the South Celebration
A conclusion to African American Heritage Month that will feature food, music and dancing of a soulful nature, in a festive atmosphere. The event is sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and marks the end of Mardi Gras and the beginning of Lent. Enjoy a variety of traditional dishes, including collard greens, black-eyed peas, corn bread, sweet potato pie and more.
Friday, February 27
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Van Nuys Recreation Center
14301 Vanowen Street
Van Nuys
(818) 756-8131 or

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Avalon's Blue on Blue Restaurant "Anti-Valentine's" Special

Avalon’s Blue on Blue restaurant offers “My Bloody Valentine” for all the singles that prefer an “anti-valentines” day.
Valentine’s Day is usually a day reserved for all infatuated, smitten, and lovesick couples that flock by the hundreds to all the romantic and dimly lit restaurants where they can enjoy a few unnoticed smooches in peace. Unfortunately, where there are couples, there are also singles who no doubt get increasingly sickened by all the cutesy pet names and air kisses being thrown around. Fortunately, this year Avalon Beverly Hill’s Blue on Blue restaurant is offering an exclusive “My Bloody Valentine” happy hour-style menu on Friday, February 13th for all the individual’s who prefer to celebrate an “anti-valentines” day.

Guests of the intimate, yet high profile Blue on Blue restaurant can relish in a traditional 4-course dreamy dinner while dining beside Avalon Beverly Hills’ sparkling hourglass-shaped pool or while taking in the stunning mid-century décor. The special “My Bloody Valentine” menu commences at 3:00 P.M., which is the start of the regular “Kick the Blues” happy hour, and will stay open through closing until 11:00 P.M.

For info, visit their website: AVALON

source: LA's The Place, Food and Wine

Saturday, January 31, 2009


Chinese New Year Festival
Jan. 31-Feb. 1
10 a.m.
Parade- 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Los Angeles
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with cultural activities, music and food. It's now the Year of the Ox. The ox is among the most powerful signs in the Chinese zodiac and is associated with prosperity and fortitude. One of the most exciting points of the celebration is the Golden Dragon Parade. More than 110,000 people are expected to turn out to see the colorful costumes, floats, marching bands, and entertainers walk along the parade route.

2009: Year of the Ox
The Ox is among the most powerful signs in the Chinese zodiac and is associated with prosperity and fortitude. People born in the Year of the Ox are dependable, patient, tireless, strong, and possess an innate ability to achieve great things. Like their animal namesake, they can also be stubborn, eccentric, and easily angered. They speak little but are extremely intelligent. When necessary, they are articulate and eloquent.

For more information, click: HERE

Paul McCartney To Headline COACHELLA




Goldenvoice has confirmed the dates for this year's COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL--Friday, April 17, Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19--to be followed a weekend later by STAGECOACH: California’s Country Music Festival, set for Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26. The two critically acclaimed events will again take place at the breathtakingly beautiful Empire Polo Field in Indio, CA, the same grounds where the COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL debuted in 1999.

Complete Lineup: COACHELLA

Thursday, January 29, 2009

New Kids On The Block Play Paladium

New Kids On The Block will appear in concert at the newly remodeled Palladium in Hollywood on April 18, 2009. Special Guest: Jabbawockeez

Hollywood Palladium
6215 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 962-7600
For Tickets: LIVE NATION

Monday, January 12, 2009

Ricardo Montalbon Theatre Hosts Luisa Fernanda

The Ricardo Montalban Theatre hosts a production of Luisa Fernanda. Federico Moreno Torroba's 1932 show is one of the last and greatest examples of the zarzuela, a traditional Spanish form which blends operatic grandeur with dramatic musical theatre. Luisa Fernanda tells a story of romance set against the backdrop of the popular 1868 uprising against the Queen of Spain.

For more information: Ricardo Montalbon Theatre
For Tickets:Luisa Fernanda

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Rose Parade Names Top Float

Rain Bird was awarded the Tournament of Roses Sweepstakes Trophy today in recognition of its 2009 Tournament of Roses Parade entry, Entertaining Expedition. Awarded to the float entry deemed the most beautiful by a panel of expert judges, the 2009 Sweepstakes Trophy win marks the 12th time in 13 years that Rain Bird has been awarded for its Rose Parade float entry, and the second consecutive year (eighth overall) in which the company has won the parade's top honor. (Photo: Business Wire)