Full Sail Real World Education Serves as Presenting Sponsor of Otronicon and Offers Inside Look at Video Game Careers and Development

Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) January 18, 2008

Full Sail Real World Education (http://www.fullsail.com) will be returning for the third year as the presenting sponsor for Otronicon (http://www.otronicon.org), the ultimate video game experience happening in partnership with the Orlando Science Center. With nearly 20,000 visitors each year, Otronicon further establishes Full Sail as one of the leading gaming schools in the world, and offers Full Sail an additional venue to introduce their leading-edge educational training through workshops available to students and to the public during the anticipated convention.

Starting on Friday, January 18, staff from the Game Development department of Full Sail will be lending their talents to instruct workshops in Game Design, Game Development and Asset Production. Each area of instruction will have numerous courses designed to allow students to gain a fundamental understanding of video game development. “The focus of Otronicon is to bring the gaming industry to the community. Through the workshops, we are able to showcase all of the aspects of gaming and various jobs available through this business,” said Erik Noteboom, Director of Education for Digital Arts at Full Sail.

Also available during Otronicon are a wide variety of video game and simulation activities for individuals of all ages to experience, including playing Halo 3 on the Orlando Science Center Cinedome, learning to fly in a military simulator, and showing your skills on the large production Rock Band stage. A full list of Otronicon activities can be found at http://www.otronicon.org.

“Otronicon represents an industry that is continuously growing as it raises the bar on training and educational tools,” added Noteboom. “This is an opportunity for students and parents to learn of the career possibilities within the gaming industry, and it creates an increase in national attention for gaming while creating a stronger digital media element for Central Florida.”

Since 1979, Full Sail Real World Education, a college outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 27,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tour seven out of the last seven years. Full Sail’s 178-acre campus proudly welcomes over 5,600 students from 50 states and 47 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of thirteen degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees offered in Graphic Design, Recording Arts and Show Production & Touring; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business (online), Film, Game Art, Game Development, Music Business and Web Design & Development; and a Master of Science Degree in Education Media Design & Technology (online) and Entertainment Business (online and on-campus).

Students on-campus experience a real world education with a professional class structure of 8-12 hours per day and a 24-hour around the clock schedule which earned Full Sail the Most Innovative Program Award by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The college has also been named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.

For more information about Full Sail, please visit http://www.fullsail.com.

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Full Sail Real World Education Announces the Educational Media Design and Technology Master’s Degree, Florida Educational Technology Conference to also Highlight Degree and Feature Full Sail

Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) January 25, 2008

Full Sail Real World Education (http://www.fullsail.com) announces their Education Media Design and Technology (EMDT) Master’s Degree, a 12-month online program packed with cutting-edge curriculum and technology. This innovative, one-of-a-kind degree serves as one of two Master’s Degrees currently available to bring Full Sail’s total degree offerings to 13 within the entertainment media industry. The EMDT degree tailors to creating and developing future leaders in education and corporate training fields.

“A 21st century curriculum for the 21st century learner,” said Holly Ludgate, Ed.D, Full Sail’s Program Director for EMDT. The EMDT degree spans across several areas of technology, education, design, corporate training and theoretical perspectives through a custom-built learning management system.

“Whether your passion is in the K-12 setting as an educator, or a corporate trainer wanting to learn new strategies to engage your audience, this multi-faceted degree will provide a foundation necessary to meet the needs of the students and workers of today and tomorrow,” added Ludgate. “This degree will give you hands-on experience of creating, tailoring and implementing effective uses of technology in your workplace.”

Ludgate will be at the Flordia Educational Technology Conference (FETC) on behalf of Full Sail from January 22 – 25 at the Orange County Convention Center. The annual conference brings educators together to plan the future of technology for their schools and districts. “At FETC, educators are brought together to discuss how to bring the technology that students are using at home into the classroom,” said Ludgate. “Through the EMDT degree, educators will learn how to use the technology and implement it into their curriculum, and having the opportunity to discuss it with them first-hand is invaluable.”

Since 1979, Full Sail Real World Education, a college outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 27,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tour seven out of the last seven years. Full Sail’s 178-acre campus proudly welcomes over 5,600 students from 50 states and 47 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of 13 degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees offered in Graphic Design, Recording Arts and Show Production & Touring; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business (online), Film, Game Art, Game Development, Music Business and Web Design & Development; and a Master of Science Degree in Education Media Design & Technology (online) and Entertainment Business (online and on-campus).

Students on-campus experience a real world education with a professional class structure of 8-12 hours per day and a 24-hour around the clock schedule which earned Full Sail the Most Innovative Program Award by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The college has also been named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.

For more information about Full Sail, please visit http://www.fullsail.com.

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Valentine’s Day Golf Getaways: Global Resort Homes Offers Unbeatable Packages for the Man in Your Life

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) February 6, 2008

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Global Resort Homes is offering the perfect gift for the man, or men in your life. Whether surprising him with a trip for two, or sending him away on a “mancation” with his golf buddies, an Orlando golf package will no doubt, be the gift that hits a hole in one.

Golf getaways are popping up all throughout the South this time of year. As a wonderful opportunity to get away with the guys, or escape with that special someone and enjoy luxurious surroundings and challenging golf, there’s no better way to tell him, “I love you” than with a weekend of shining blue skies and emerald greens.

Global Resort Homes is not only known for world-class accommodations, but for a premier location near the area’s top golf courses. Florida Golf Guide rated Mystic Dunes as one of the top five golf courses in Orlando. This 7,012 yard, par 71 golf course, designed by player and NBC analyst Gary Koch, is a picturesque course carved from rolling orange groves and native wetlands. While the front nine holes are reminiscent of classic Carolina courses, meandering through wetlands and marsh, the back nine offer a true Scottish links-style experience, complete with large pot bunkers and expansive waste areas, making for challenging, yet memorable Orlando golf vacation packages.

Just minutes from Mystic Dunes Golf Club, sits Oakwater and Windsor Palms, both brand-new family luxury resorts boast stunning gated communities of everything from cozy condos and townhomes, to luxurious six-bedroom houses. Both Oakwater and Windsor Palms are tropically-inspired destinations for anyone looking for a true resort feel, with the added comfort of private lodging. Designed with couples, families and larger groups in mind, Oakwater and Windsor Palms are the perfect destinations for a “Guys Only” vacation or a golf getaway with your favorite playing partner. Complete with accommodations suitable for two or twenty, both are thoroughly designed with guests’ comfort and convenience in mind. For a limited time, Oakwater is featuring an unbeatable $ 79 per night stay, perfect for quick getaways that won’t break the bank.

Located only 2.5 miles from Walt Disney World, Oakwater and Windsor Palms are conveniently positioned near the local attractions guests want to see. For those looking to simply getaway and relax, their clubhouses feature expansive lagoon-style community pools, complete with waterslides and hot tubs. Rest and rejuvenate from months spent in chillier climates, under sunny skies, lounging by crystal blue down South.

Each Orlando golf vacation home has a private screened swimming pool and spa, while all townhomes feature a small private pool. Designed for guests looking for privacy and seclusion, these options also offer fully equipped kitchens with breakfast and formal dining areas, TVs, VCR and DVD players, washer and dryer. Homes are also available with game rooms that include billiards, table tennis, air hockey and Sony Play Stations.

There is no doubt about it, Global Resort Homes is making it easy to please the golf lovers in your life. So, call now, and book this year’s great golf getaway, just in time for Valentine’s Day…he’ll be glad you did.

About Global Resort Homes

Since 1993, Global Resort Homes has been recognized as a trusted and reputable vacation rental management company in Orlando, serving the Central Florida community around Disney World. High-end hotels cannot match the space, convenience, relaxing atmosphere and exclusive experience that accompanies a stay in one of Global Resort Homes’ beautifully appointed vacation homes in Orlando, Florida. From 2-bedroom upscale condos to spacious 7-bedroom homes, guests are sure to find accommodations that will suit every need. Global Resort Homes’ professional staff maintains and manages the area’s premier network of nearly 300 Orlando vacation homes. Choose from unique townhomes, luxurious condos and spacious vacation homes in Orlando, Florida, located within six distinctive resort communities – Windsor Hills Resort, Windsor Palms Resort, Glenbrook Resort, Oakwater Resort, Cypress Pointe and Vista Cay Resort. Enjoy beautiful Orlando vacation rentals boasting private screened pools and spas, conveniently located near SeaWorld, Universal Studios, the Orlando Convention Center and other top destination attractions. Each resort community offers a family-friendly atmosphere and a variety of recreational activities to suit all ages. For more information on Global Resort Homes, or for information to make a reservations, call toll free at (888) 426-0472 or visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com/.

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GlobalMedia Joins Polycom at 2008 HIMSS Conference

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) February 14, 2008

GlobalMedia (http://www.globalmedia.com), a leader in telemedicine solutions, will feature the very latest innovations in telepathology and teledermatology at 2008 Annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference & Exhibition in at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL February 25th–28th. The HIMSS conference is the biggest annual event in the healthcare IT industry. Attended by thousands of decision-making executives, the conference continues to grow in attendance, up 17% from the previous conference.

“We are excited to be teaming with Polycom to provide innovative solutions in the health care information systems and management field,” said Joel E. Barthelemy, Managing Director of GlobalMedia. “We are confident that the overwhelming majority of decision makers who attend the HIMSS conference will welcome our offering of next generation collaborative tools as means to more productively deliver health care solutions.”

GlobalMedia, a Polycom Arena Partner, will feature innovative technological advances in telemedicine applications for pathology, dermatology and diagnostics. Demonstrations of the GlobalMedia and Polycom solutions will take place in the Polycom display at booth 6785.

“Our partnership with Polycom strengthens our commitment to truly integrated collaborative solutions for health care professionals,” said Barthelemy. “The positive reception to our products and services by the HIMSS community is a significant factor in our combined leadership positions in the market. This year’s offerings continue that leadership position by providing solutions that will enhance information sharing and management in health care, leading to improved efficiencies and to improved quality of patient care.”

About GlobalMedia Group, LLC

GlobalMedia is a privately-held company dedicated to improving the delivery of global technologies that circumvent physical limitation of modern healthcare. GlobalMedia’s products give front-line caregivers, first responders, scientific and medical professionals the tools to save money, but more importantly, to improve the quality of healthcare. Headquartered in the USA in Scottsdale Arizona, GlobalMedia’s team of software developers and customer-centric liaisons work closely with clients, developing solutions to meet their present, future and evolving telemedicine needs. To learn more about our innovative and cost-effective solutions within telemedicine, visit us online at: http://www.globalmedia.com or call us at +1 (480) 922-0044.

About the Polycom ARENA Program

Polycom ARENA is an ecosystem program designed to expand the applications for Polycom’s collaboration technology and accelerate the delivery of new solutions for customers in a variety of industries by enabling software applications providers, hardware device manufacturers, and conferencing solution providers to integrate their products with Polycom’s industry leading unified collaboration platform to create new applications. Polycom ARENA ecosystem partners can develop, test and certify interoperability between their solutions and the Polycom platform of voice, video and content collaborative solutions. Customers benefit from the industry expertise of Polycom ARENA ecosystem partners who are building standards-based solutions that fully interoperate with the Polycom unified collaboration platform and installed base of video conferencing systems. Additional information is available: http://www.polycom.com

About HIMSS

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is the healthcare industry’s membership organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded in 1961 with offices in Chicago, Washington D.C., Brussels, and other locations across the United States and Europe, HIMSS represents more than 20,000 individual members and over 300 corporate members that collectively represent organizations employing millions of people. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare public policy and industry practices through its advocacy, educational and professional development initiatives designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to ensuring quality patient care.

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RISARC’s RMSe-bubble Launches at the Annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference

(PRWEB) February 22, 2008

Orlando, FL Technology has pushed modern medicine to new heights, creating greater success in patient healthcare. It’s also created new responsibilities to safeguard the privacy of patients and their health information.

With HIPAA laws placed in effect by Congress, the way doctors, hospitals and insurance providers have done business for years will change. It is an exciting time for healthcare, finally, there is technology available to catapult healthcare administration to a level on par with today’s advanced medical care.

RISARC, CEO Richard Stephenson explains: “The secure and rapid transfer of medical treatment and accounting records data will be as revolutionary in the healthcare industry as the transformation of the mail system twenty years ago by Federal Express or the introduction of the ATM machine in the banking and retail industries. Getting this technology right fulfills the revolutionary promise of HIPAA, made by Congress more than a decade ago, to finally bring the healthcare industry up to the data access and transfer standards we have all enjoyed in virtually every other area of the economy.”

At this year’s HIMSS Conference, held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Florida from February 24 – 28, 2008. RISARC will be presenting the RMSe-bubble, an immediate security solution that facilitates health information exchange. With seamless system integration and the capability to interface with existing systems, there is no need to wait and waste time or money, while a special security system is developed. Documents in healthcare are traditionally moved through manual laborious efforts by courier or mail, opening the opportunity to lose valuable, private information and be in danger of HIPAA violations.

The RMSe-bubble changes that. It reduces the volume of mailed or couriered documents and provides complete traceability for all transactions in a secure, HIPAA-compliant environment with electronic document exchange.

But security is only a portion of what the RMSe-bubble does. It helps you concentrate on what really matters; your patients. You get to focus on delivering quality healthcare, while the RMSe-bubble increases your savings and productivity. It allows hospitals and doctors to quickly and securely exchange medical records, advancing medical research by allowing research facilities around the world to easily share information and collaborate on projects.

The RMSe-bubble also has the ability to improve the referral process by giving specialists anywhere access to receive, review and diagnose patient records in virtually no time. The RMSe-bubble offers a direct cost effective solution for hospitals, insurance companies and ancillary providers to communicate and reduce overhead and the labor costs of photocopying and mailing.

Access to data must be timely and keep tempo with diagnostic decisions and treatment plans, the RMSe-bubble allows for this. The RMSe-bubble is instrumental in helping the healthcare industry move into the EMR environment.

The RMSe-bubble is the future of healthcare, the future of patient security and the future of a healthier environment.

President and CEO, Richard Stephenson will be available for interviews at the HIMSS Conference. Please contact Monica Busby at 310-860-7735 for availability.

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Third Brigade Selected By Concordant to Raise Bar of Secure Patient Care

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) February 25, 2008

Third Brigade (http://www.thirdbrigade.com), a security software company specializing in host intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS) today announced that its host intrusion defense system was selected by Concordant, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare IT services, to help raise the bar for secure patient care and efficient physician services. The two companies have joined forces to build and manage secure, robust, and cost-effective Electronic Health Records (EHR) infrastructures for physician organizations and ambulatory practices.

The partnership accelerated following Concordant’s selection by Beth Israel Deaconess Physicians Organization (BIDPO) / Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) to securely connect its diverse healthcare community, leveraging Third Brigade for host intrusion defense. The BIDPO/BIDMC secure healthcare community deployment has started with up to 300 practices in 173 locations.

“There are significant challenges to providing highly reliable, well supported, and affordable Electronic Health Record solutions to highly diverse practices,” said Dr. John Halamka, Chief Information Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Chief Information Officer, Harvard Medical School. “EHR applications – like all feature-rich enterprise software – have inherent vulnerabilities that can impact quality of service and put patient data at risk. We rely on the expertise from Third Brigade to ensure the security and availability of our critical applications and protect patient confidentiality.”

“Third Brigade is a critical part of our hosted solution.” said Michael Levinger, CEO, Concordant, Inc. “In addition to delivering best-of-breed intrusion detection and prevention that has had no noticeable impact on our IT operations, Third Brigade’s easy-to-use management console enables the fine-grained and role-based access control we require for our clientele of over 1,500 ambulatory practices and physicians organizations. “

Concordant is a leading provider of health information technology (HIT) Services, specializing in HIT Planning, HIT Infrastructure, Application Services for Ambulatory Practices, Information Management, and Managed Services.

“By acknowledging that vulnerabilities exist within EHR systems, and that effective compensating controls exist, Concordant is further ensuring the security of their clients critical applications, and ultimately the protection of private data,” said Wael Mohamed, President and CEO, Third Brigade. “Our best-of-breed solution is uniquely suited to industry leaders that recognize their responsibility in providing comprehensive, proactive protection.”

Third Brigade’s advanced, software-based, host intrusion detection and prevention system (IDS/IPS) shields vulnerabilities that exist in EHR systems, as well as the operating systems (Microsoft

Aquatica: SeaWorld’s New Water Park is Already Making Waves at Orlando’s Own Global Resort Homes

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) March 2, 2008

SeaWorld’s brand new water park, Aquatica, might not open until early March, but it has already begun to make waves around the premier Orlando vacation homes and resort community, Global Resort Homes.

Aquatica, owned by Anheuser Bush, is scheduled to open to the public March 1, 2008 and it has already created quite a bit of buzz around the city.

A whimsical and distinctive water park, Aquatica definitely has the SeaWorld vibe. Designed with bold colors and featuring lively calypso music in the background, this fun-filled, water-inspired park boasts all the right ingredients for a successful day-trip destination.

From rivers that float guests through aquamarine delights of colorful fish, to another that races through rolling rapids, there is something for everyone at SeaWorld’s Aquatica. Slides that twirl and spray offer hours of refreshment to older kids, while spouted play areas offer tiny tots a cooling retreat from the sun. Two enclosed tube slides send brave ones through a lively lagoon filled with friendly black and white Commerson’s dolphins, creating a tropical adventure under the sea.

Whether guests want to soak in the sun on the white sandy beach, or explore every inch of the adventurous park, Aquatica offers endless opportunies for fun in the sun.

Create lasting memories in luxurious vacation rentals big enough for Orlando family reunions and larger group getaways in any one of Global Resort Homes beautiful communities. Two bedroom condos to seven bedroom vacation homes are available to accommodate any sized group.

Turn a trip to Aquatica into an Orlando family vacation and experience unmatched opportunities as endless as the sea itself.

About Global Resort Homes

Since 1993, Global Resort Homes has been recognized as a trusted and reputable vacation rental management company in Orlando, serving the Central Florida community around Disney World. High-end hotels cannot match the space, convenience, relaxing atmosphere and exclusive experience that accompanies a stay in one of Global Resort Homes’ beautifully appointed vacation homes in Orlando, Florida. From 2-bedroom upscale condos to spacious 7-bedroom homes, guests are sure to find accommodations that will suit every need. Global Resort Homes’ professional staff maintains and manages the area’s premier network of nearly 300 Orlando vacation homes. Choose from unique townhomes, luxurious condos and spacious vacation homes in Orlando, Florida, located within six distinctive resort communities – Windsor Hills Resort, Windsor Palms Resort, Glenbrook Resort, Oakwater Resort, Cypress Pointe and Vista Cay Resort. Enjoy beautiful Orlando vacation rentals boasting private screened pools and spas, conveniently located near SeaWorld, Universal Studios, the Orlando Convention Center and other top destination attractions. Each resort community offers a family-friendly atmosphere and a variety of recreational activities to suit all ages. For more information on Global Resort Homes, or for information to make a reservations, call toll free at (888) 426-0472 or visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com/.

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Get Ready for Gay Day with Girls in Wonderland–Top Women’s Event Producers Up the Ante for Their Annual Disney World Weekend, Benefiting the National Center for Lesbian Rights

Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 10, 2008

A new generation of Disney heroines is ready to claim the Kingdom that Walt built. South Florida’s top women’s party producers Alison Burgos and Pandora Events expect more than 7,000 members of the estrogen set to attend their eighth annual Girls in Wonderland extravaganza June 4-8 in central Florida. The events, hosted by MTV star Dani Campbell (A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila), coincide with the 18th annual Gay Day at Walt Disney World and raise funds for the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

“This will definitely be our most diverse year,” said Girls in Wonderland co-founder Alison Burgos. “We’re proud that Orlando’s LezGo Events and Girlz Like Us are supporting us so that we can deliver a lineup with appeal to women of all ages.”

The 2008 soiree builds on the previous successes and ramps up the action another notch. That means more bikini-clad bodies at the pool parties, more gyrating forms on the dance floor for the signature House of Blues party, and more hot performances courtesy of the She Rock All-Star Concert. Women looking for a relaxed evening will find their groove at the new Polynesian Luau or in front of the poolside big screen for a “Dive In” lesbian movie night.

To accommodate the growing crowds, there are two host hotels: the bustling Courtyard Marriott, ground zero for pool party action, the welcome reception, movie screening, and luau; and its laid-back neighbor, the Fairfield Inn, site of a new pool party. Both hotels are conveniently located at Marriott Village, 8623 Vineland Ave., Lake Buena Vista, and will have shuttle service to off-site events. Rates start at $ 93 a night; use the reservation code “Girls in Wonderland” when booking.

Proceeds from the Girls in Wonderland weekend benefit NCLR, a national legal resource center that advances the rights and safety of lesbians and their families through litigation, public policy, and education. NCLR also provides representation and resources to gay men and bisexual and transgender individuals on key issues that support lesbian rights.

Girls in Wonderland Sponsors: Bud Light, Showtime’s The L Word, Express, KittysToyBox.com, Miami Boutique Hotels, Labrys Atlanta, Go NYC magazine, Pandora Events, Boca Loca Cachaca Brazilian Rum, She Magazine, Damron, Lesbianation, Phish Phest, Finlandia vodka, Lesbo-a-GoGo, Red Bull, Curve magazine, Xerox, Jane & Jane magazine, the Juno Foundation, Orlando Premium Outlets, Milford Photography, Southern Comfort, Appleton’s Estate Jamaica Rum, CollegeDropout.com, Mama Raga, Parliament House, GLEE, L-Word.com, Greater Miami Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Radio with a Twist, adventureoutwomen.com, Henrietta Hudsons-NYC, Family Pride, Watermark, Pearl’s Rainbow-Key West, and Girl Power Events.

For more information, please visit http://www.girlsinwonderland.com.

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