The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center Will Host Hurricane Harvey Benefit Show September 24th

Who knew a devastating hurricane in the Texas Gulf Coast would inspire so many communities across America to pitch-in and help? But that’s exactly what’s happening September 24th in Ocean Springs, Mississippi when “FRANK & LIZA” come to the Mary C. This strong community already knows the impact of a record-breaking storm. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina ravaged their own coastline. But today, it’s Houston and the Texas coast that urgently need the help.

Thanks to the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, the exhilarating musical tribute to “Frank Sinatra & Liza Minnelli” will come to Ocean Springs for one Sunday matinee benefiting the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. The show is a rapid-paced musical journey through the classic and timeless hits of Frank Sinatra and the Broadway-like song and dance spectacle that is Liza Minnelli’s trademark.

Described as “warm, witty and sexy”, the Las Vegas show features a delightful exchange of music, humor and dazzling duets between two of the most talented artists working today – Dave Halston and Suzanne Goulet. Together, “FRANK & LIZA” will not only thrill a willing audience, they will make it easy for virtually anyone to assist in the Hurricane Harvey relief effort.

Seating is limited. Tickets are available online now for $25.

About the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund:
After receiving an overwhelming number of inquiries from citizens and companies who want to help, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and County Judge Ed Emmett have established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax deductible flood relief donations for victims that have been affected by the recent floods. The fund will be housed at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity.

About the Artists:

Dave Halston comes with an impressive resume – working a multitude of theatres, casinos, special events and private parties coast to coast – and in most cases, leaving the audience stunned. As one observer described it, “Dave Halston somehow casts a spell, and they always want more.” Even Barbara Sinatra was brought to tears when Dave performed for her at an exclusive private event. She called his performance “wonderful” and noted specifically the fine job Dave did with Sinatra’s signature song “My Way”.

In addition to Mrs. Sinatra, Dave has also entertained Jeanne Martin (Mrs. Dean Martin), recording artists Michael Feinstein, Steve Tyrell and Mr. Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton, among other notables.

Suzanne Goulet was born in Montreal, Canada and has been dancing since the age of 3. She starred in “Fantastique” at the Sheraton Bal Harbour in Miami Beach, then at the Sands Casino in Atlantic City and at the Condado Plaza in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She then joined “Hooray for Hollywood” for an international tour to Spain, Switzerland and Japan. She also choreographed and danced for a show on the “Song of America” cruise ship from RCCL. After studying voice in New York City, she won the “Smirnoff Makes You A Star” competition and began her career as a tribute artist.

In 1996, Suzanne joined “Legends in Concert” at Bally’s Grand in Atlantic City. Then she followed the show to the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas where she received rave reviews and numerous awards.

Show Details:

“FRANK & LIZA”
A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra and Liza Minnelli
2:30PM | Sunday, September 24th, 2017
TICKETS: $25

The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education
1600 Government Street
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564
228.818.2878

Digimarc Recognized as Technology Leader

Today Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC), inventor of the Digimarc Discover? platform featuring the imperceptible Digimarc Barcode, announced the company has been recognized for driving innovative solutions into the retail sector. Digimarc is named by ABI Research as a Smart Retail Hot Tech Innovator for 2017. The company was also recognized in IEEE Spectrum for its intellectual property, ranking third for its patent portfolio in the computer software category behind only Microsoft and VMWare, and ahead of software powerhouses including Adobe, Citrix, Oracle, SAP and Symantec.

“Our vision is to enrich everyday living through our patented technologies and applications such as Digimarc Barcode,” said Bruce Davis, chief executive officer, Digimarc. “We have a long tradition of technology innovation and a computing platform that enables future application development and growth by our customers and partners. It’s gratifying to see this recognition of our industry-leading innovation.”

ABI Research identified solutions and innovative companies that are enabling a retail revolution. According to the firm, the selection criteria for “retail hot tech innovators” identified the companies that are the fastest growing in the retail technology industry based on the number of implementations internationally, and the amount of funds raised from capital investors that will continue to fuel their growth.

In “Patent Power 2017,” IEEE Spectrum reports on intellectual property from leading companies. Its Pipeline Power rating ranks patent portfolios by number of U.S. patents granted in the most recent full year (2016) and quality, as measured by statistical assessment of important qualities such as growth, impact, originality and general applicability.

Additional information about Digimarc Barcode can be viewed here.

About Digimarc
Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) is a pioneer in the automatic identification of everyday objects such as product packaging and virtually any media, including print, images and audio. Based on the patented Intuitive Computing Platform (ICPT), Digimarc provides innovative and comprehensive automatic recognition technologies to simplify search, and transform information discovery through unparalleled reliability, efficiency and security. Digimarc has a global patent portfolio, which includes over 1,100 granted and pending patents. These innovations include state-of-the-art identification technology, Digimarc Barcode, as well as Digimarc Discover? software for barcode scanning and more. Digimarc is based in Beaverton, Oregon, with technologies deployed by major retailers and consumer brands, central banks, U.S. states, film companies and professional sports franchises, among others. Visit digimarc.com and follow us @digimarc to learn more about The Barcode of EverythingT.

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