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New Book by Don Tassone: New Twists

ADELAIDE BOOKS is proud to offer the latest work by Don Tassone New Twists hitting stores everywhere now.

The 20 stories featured in this collection are based on abiding themes but with new twists, stories that explore old ideas in today’s world. What does tolerance look like, for example, at a time of such great divisiveness? Fifteen of these stories are longer. Five are very short. All are an invitation to think anew.

Don Tassone’s thoughtful new collection of wide-ranging stories delves into the connections made throughout our lives—from the perils of teenage angst to the precariousness of life at the top of the corporate world. Communications play a huge part—by iPhone, executive phone, in heartfelt handwritten letters, and even when the characters find themselves off the grid. Tassone knows whereof he speaks, and the “New Twists” ring true! – Mary Ann Presman, author of The Good Dishes

With authority and compassion, Don Tassone brings his characters to life on the page and makes us care about them—whether a teenage Mexican immigrant who resents his hard-working father or a hardboiled executive prepared to fire her mentor. You find yourself pulling for these characters as they reach small epiphanies or suffer shattering disappointments and loss. – John Young, author of When the Coin is in the Air

After a long career in the corporate world, Don Tassone has returned to his creative writing roots. New Twists is his fifth book. The others are Drive, a novel, and three other short story collections: Sampler, Small Bites and Get Back. Don and his wife Liz live in Loveland, Ohio. They have four children.

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New Book by Jeffrey Kass: The Rona Diaries

ADELAIDE BOOKS is proud to offer the latest work by Jeffrey Kass The Rona Diaries hitting stores everywhere now.

“This wise and witty book reminds us of the intimate connection between genuine humor and real solidarity in our struggles against evils like racism and for the good such as justice and joy! In this age of catastrophe, we all are needful of The Rona Diaries! – Dr. Cornel West, American philosopher, political activist, intellectual, professor at Harvard and Yale Universities and author of twenty books including this classic, Race Matters.

Jeffrey Kass is an award-winning author, lawyer and community activist residing in Denver, Colorado. As an authoritative voice for those committed to the betterment of our world, Jeffrey Kass is a relentless champion for racial and societal engagement. Jeffrey’s insights rattle ingrained thinking, provoke dialogue, and ignite fresh approaches for navigating today’s rapidly evolving times. Jeffrey is the author of the End Racial Distancing Journal, available on Medium.com, as well as the book Oreos and a Pack of Marlboro Lights, a collection of true traumedy stories. His stories and articles on race, religion, society, the Middle East and politics have appeared in national and regional publications for over twenty five years. He can be reached on his website, jeffreykassglobal.com.

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New Book by Nick Padron: Souls In Exile

ADELAIDE BOOKS is proud to offer the latest work by Nick Padron Souls In Exile hitting stores everywhere now.

“Mr. Padron has a very strong writer’s voice, one I haven’t come across in such a long time for a new novelist …

I have read this author and I can guarantee it won’t be the last time” – Lea Schizas, award-winning author/editor

“… Padron’s prose shows careful attention to detail … originality of language and imagery…” – Rita Ciresi, award-winning author

“Loved it… a story that pushes the boundaries of genre and perspective…” – Lisa Diane Kastner, writer and editor on “Sylvia’s Island”

Born in Havana, Cuba, Nick Padron grew up in New York City. He studied writing at New York University. He was an RCA Victor recording artist and the creator of Diablero, a rock opera based on Carlos Castaneda’s books. His television credits in Spain include musical director and cast member of the highly acclaimed, award-winning series Esta Noche Cruzamos El Mississippi and of many other TV productions. His short stories have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies in the US and abroad. He is the author of three novels, including The Cuban Scar and ABN Award finalist Where Labyrinths End.

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New Book by Jeffrey Kass: The Rona Diaries

ADELAIDE BOOKS is proud to offer the latest work by Timothy Ryan Day Big Sky hitting stores everywhere now.

One of the most violent chapters in American history is also one of the least discussed. BIG SKY aims to illuminate the events of the Tulsa race riots in a modern, high-paced story that combines historical fiction, magical realism, and a fresh voice. BIG SKY follows its main character, an unsuccessful rock musician of mixed race from Chicago, as he hitchhikes to his stepmother’s funeral in Tulsa, Oklahoma soon after the beginning of the new millennium. The story that unfolds as he makes his way is one of two families, one white, the other black, who were tied together by the events of Tulsa’s 1921 race riots. One family followed an industrial and political path that may be endangered by the other’s artistic and journalistic pursuits that emanate from a grandfather who was one part Heidegger, one part Nostradamus, and one part James Baldwin. The main character is followed on his journey South by a brilliant if sinister biologist who may have the key to their interconnection.

Timothy Ryan Day was born in Tulsa, grew up in Chicago and lives in Spain where he teaches writing and Literature at Saint Louis University. He has taught at Universities in China, Arizona and Spain. Along with his wife he runs restaurants in Madrid that focus on local products and literary events. His work has appeared in forums such as Green Letters, The Nervous Breakdown, and The Toucan, among others. His poetry collection Green & Grey was published by Lemon Street Press in 2019. He has a book on Shakespeare and Ecocriticism scheduled for publication by Routledge in 2020.

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Bruneau & Co. will Bid Farewell to Autumn with a Nearly 400-lot Online Fall Antiques & Fine Art Auction, December 10th

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers will bid farewell to autumn with an online-only Fall Antiques & Fine Art auction on Thursday, December 10th, starting at 6 pm Eastern time. The auction will feature nearly 400 lots of paintings, decorative arts, furniture, jewelry, silver, Asian arts, collectibles and more, pulled from prominent estates and collections across New England.

Highlights include a crayon on paper illustration drawing by Lois Mailou Jones (Mass./Haiti, 1905-1998), a Vermont landscape painting by Charles Gordon Harris (R.I., 1893-1963), a large selection of jade jewelry, 14kt gold watches, rings, bracelets, pearl necklaces and accessories. Online bidding will be available on multiple platforms. Phone and absentee bids are accepted.

“This will be a nice general sale to round out the end of the year,” said Bruneau & Co. president Kevin Bruneau. “It has something for everybody. Plus it’s a good mix for finding that last minute holiday present.” Items will be shipped in plenty of time to arrive by any holiday in the season.

Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. auctioneer and the firm’s Director of Pop Culture, added, “It’s not too often I get excited about furniture, but I look forward to seeing what the carved crane pedestal achieves. It is of a very fine quality. The gothic bench is better than average as well.”

The pedestal and bench each carry reasonable estimates of $1,500-$2,500. The 19th century European Gothic Revival figural hall bench features an ornately carved crest over acanthus leaf band over military official portrait cartouches with gargoyles, lions, griffins and mythical beasts throughout, supported by scrolled feet. The hardwood bench is 52 inches tall by 65 inches wide.

The 19th century walnut and cherrywood New York Victorian Aesthetic carved crane pedestal has an oval-shaped top over an ornate column with exquisitely carved cranes with flared wings supported by four finely carved scroll feet. The underside has a “1500” stamp. The pedestal has some minor condition issues but is in overall good shape. It’s 36 ½ inches tall by 22 inches wide.

With a pre-sale estimate of $2,000-$3,000 the crayon on paper illustration signed by Lois Mailou Jones is a candidate for top lot of the auction. The 8 ¾ inch by 6 ½ inch work (sight, less frame) depicts two women doing chores, gossiping over a fence. Jones studied painting at the Academie Julian and was the only female African American painter of the 30s/40s to achieve fame abroad.

Also carrying a $2,000-$3,000 estimate is a fine antique Kerman pictorial floral wool Persian carpet, hand-woven in the first quarter of the 20th century. The rug has an ornately detailed floral pattern with branches and birds over an ivory open field surrounded by intricate floral borders. Measuring 9 feet 9 inches by 18 feet, the carpet came from the collection of a Newport, R.I. lady.

An extremely fine horse hair bridle group of the kind made in prison in the Southwestern U.S. in the 20th century is expected to hit $2,000-$3,000. The bridle group includes a horse hair bridle with red, yellow, blue and black dyed hair with a tendril carved metal bit, two black and red geometric patterned decorative horse hair tassels and a dyed sisal whip, all in excellent condition.

A pair of New England landscape paintings by Daniel Santry (Mass./N.H./France, 1858-1915), including a plein air painting of a tree-filled field in Franconia Notch State Park in New Hampshire, and an impressionist view of a small house surrounded by blossoming trees, will be offered together as one lot (est. $1,000-$2,000). Both oil on board paintings are artist signed.

Leading the fine jewelry category will be an 18kt gold carved citrine pendant, made in the 20th century by David Webb (N.Y.), boasting a large carved citrine with an Asiatic inspired design inset with six diamonds encased in 18kt gold with a leaf textured frame (est. $1,500-$2,000). The pendant, weighing 65.1 grams, is 2 ½ inches by 1 ½ inches and is marked “Webb 18K” on verso.

A Masenza Roma 18kt gold coral brooch made by Franco Cannilla (Italian, 1911-1985), should change hands for $1,000-$1,500. The coral figural tree brooch with selected light green emerald leaves and a figural person toward the base, mounted on an 18kt gold frame, weighs 39.7 grams. The 3 inch by 2 ¼ inch brooch is marked “Masenza Roma” and is signed “Cannilla” on verso.

A lovely oil on board impressionist depiction of a covered bridge surrounded by vibrant fall foliage by Rhode Island artist Charles Gordon Harris (1891-1961) is estimated to reach $500-$800. The work, signed in the lower right-hand corner, is 16 inches by 20 inches (sight, less frame) and is titled and signed on verso, “Covered Bridge, Charlotte, VT C. Gordon Harris.”

Due to state COVID-19 regulations, in-house previews will be held by appointment only; call 401-533-9980 or send an email to info@bruneauandcom. The gallery is at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, R.I. Internet bidding is via LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com, bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com and the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or GooglePlay.

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers will hold a major Comic, Toy & Pop Culture auction on Saturday, January 9th, 2021, at 10 am Eastern time, online and possibly live in the Cranston gallery (if COVID-19 has abated). Masks, social distancing and other COVID-19 protocols will be in place.

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions, with commissions as low as zero percent. Now would be a perfect time to clean out your attic. To contact Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers about consigning a single piece or an entire collection, you may send an e-mail to info@bruneauandco.com. Or, you can phone them at 401-533-9980.

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the online-only Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction planned for December 10th, visit www.bruneauandco.com. Updates are posted often.

About Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers:
Established in 2015 by owner Kevin Bruneau, Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers is an energetic and young auction house built on the backbone of over fifty years of combined experience in the antiques and auction world. Bruneau & Co. believes in bridging the gap between antique and contemporary utilizing modern day methods to market history in a fast-paced, ever-changing world. We take pride in orchestrating specialty and single owner catalogs giving proper and factual representation of any and all “cool” items of value. As a multifaceted company our expertise goes beyond the traditional antique; we follow market trends and bring to light what the public calls for. From its beginning, Bruneau & Co. has been partnered with Altered Reality Entertainment, parent company of Rhode Island Comic Con in organizing toy, comic, and collectible auctions bringing Pop Culture to a live auction environment. Our focus on emerging markets extends to contemporary and urban art, modern design, and Asian arts. To learn more, visit www.bruneauandco.com.

Around Town Offers the Perfect Entertainment Option for Your Special Event

New York, US: November 30 – Weddings, corporate events and galas can be a minefield when trying to find the best live, and most appropriate, bands. But Around Town Entertainment is becoming the hottest ticket in New York to book up the best of their crowd-pleasing bands.

 

Around Town Entertainment is a premier, full-service entertainment company specializing in live music entertainment with featured bands and orchestras for all events locally in new York City, Connecticut and New Jersey.  The bands also perform for unique events nationally and internationally.

 

They provide the highest level in professional entertainment and quality musicians who can strike the right mood, create a magical atmosphere and make each event truly memorable.

 

Their elite, talented and studied musicians have toured with some of today’s top artists. They have been featured as artists and musicians in their own right on major records and have graced some of the world’s biggest stages.

 

They bring a high energy experience to each event, with the right balance of sophistication and polish.

 

“We recognize the extreme importance of creating the perfect event, so from the first introduction to the day of the event, each client is given specialized attention, which entails customizing music, professional and immediate attention to detail, and bringing the exact desired effect,” said a company spokesman.

 

Their five spectacular bands comprise the Around Town Band, After Party Band, A-list Band, Altitude Band and the Authority Band. They can also provide classical strings, DJ entertainment, Latin and Jazz ensembles as well as full staging and lighting.

 

They combine an eclectic mix of classic hits and current top 40 radio favorites to appeal to every guest regardless of their musical taste, age or style. They realize the importance of bringing elegance and balance to each event, adjusting the energy as guests are seated so that they can enjoy their conversation and resume dancing after dinner.

 

For events that are designed with only dancing in mind, the bands bring a non-stop, high energy experience for the full event to the point of rave-like experiences.

 

A testament to their professionalism is reflected in the 5-star reviews they have received. Maureen and Thomas Price commented: “Thank you for making our wedding such an unforgettable celebration. We knew the second we heard Around Town you were the perfect choice for us. Our friends are still talking about what a fabulous time they had dancing.”

 

Another satisfied couple, Jason and Cindy added: “Thank you for making our wedding a night to remember. You and the band were awesome and kept the party going all night! My friends and family are still raving about how great you guys were. Definitely, a night to remember.”

 

If you’re planning a wedding or corporate event and want the perfect entertainment visithttps://aroundtownent.com/. To learn more or to book one of the bands, email: media@aroundtownent.com or call 917 679-8636.