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Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Song's Pink Plane Takes Flight For Breast Cancer Awareness
NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Song(r), Delta Air Lines' low-fare, high-style air service, is joining the fight against breast cancer in October -- Breast Cancer Awareness Month -- by adding pink to its palette. Song is introducing a pink plane to its fleet in partnership with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) to raise funds and awareness for the disease. On one of the 12 Boeing 757s being added to its fleet in 2005, Song replaced its distinctive lime green and white exterior with pink and white. Additionally, Song will make a variety of "pink products" available for purchase on all 48 planes with a portion of proceeds to benefit BCRF, a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding innovative research to find ways to prevent and cure breast cancer.
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Delta Invites Customers to Fly South This Winter
ATLANTA, Sept. 20, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- As cooler fall temperatures begin to arrive in the Northern Hemisphere, Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) invites customers to travel to warmer climates south of the equator. Delta is offering special low fall sale fares for a limited time on non-stop service between Atlanta, the airline's largest hub, to two popular South American destinations: Santiago, Chile and Lima, Peru.
Japanese Impresario Forms World-Class Swing Band
TOKYO, Sept. 20, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Veteran Japanese producer and band leader Jimmy Ashida has a dream -- to bring back the authentic sound of Big Band Swing music by creating a brand-new orchestra. To do that he is now soliciting auditions from musicians throughout the world but especially in the United States. Backed by the likes of Pat Boone, entertainment attorney Donald K. Wilson, Jr., and producer David Diggs of Spoone Music Corp., Ashida is inviting musicians to send him a solo tape or CD of their music based on guidelines he provides. The roughly 20 who pass his audition will be invited to a one-to-two-month training camp during which they will perform at various venues. Then he plans a concert tour including Los Angeles, Japan, and the rest of Asia. His goal -- to create a world-class swing jazz orchestra to rival those of Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Stan Kenton and Les Brown.
XA to Produce VH1 Hip Hop Honors Event on September 20, 2005
NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- XA, Inc., (XA) (OTCBB:XAIN), a major national event marketing firm that serves many Fortune 500 companies, reported today that it has been selected as agency of record to produce the VH1 Hip Hop Honors Pre-Party at Splashlight Studios in New York City on Sept. 20, 2005.