Marla Stoker

Marla Stoker

Marla Stoker (Publicist/Social Marketing Consultant) has an extensive background in public relations, media placement, marketing and promotions. She currently provides PR consulting services on a private basis for a wide variety of clients through her company, Marquee Media and Marketing. Previously, she spent ten years doing publicity and promotions for major motion picture studios giving her a long record of successfully carrying out projects that keep everyone from billion dollar movie studios to small local businesses happy. Marla also has experience producing independent short films and curating the short film division of the St. Louis International Film Festival. Her overall passion for the entertainment industry allows her profession to mirror what she loves in her personal life.

VIRAL HATE: Containing Its Spread on the Internet

 With all of the cyber-bullying incidents being reported in the news, tonight's St. Louis Jewish Book Festival event is very timely.  Abraham Foxman, the National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), reveals today's struggle to reconcile freedom of speech issues faced by Facebook, YouTube, and Google, with the disturbing threat posed by today's purveyors of hate; and shares tools citizens can use to fight back.

Admission is $18 or FREE with a Series or Series PLUS Ticket.  The event takes place at 7:30pm tonight (October 23rd) at the JCC Staenberg Family Complex - Arts and Education Building in Maryland Heights. 

Visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/476714 for more info.

 

  

The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival offers a variety of year-round events including several in October.  Their 35th annual event runs November 3 - 17. 

This Sunday evening, Travel Channel’s “Making Monsters” will feature Scarefest owner, St. Louisan Larry Kirchner, and his haunt The Darkness.  Voted America’s Best Haunted House, it is located in Soulard and is celebrating “20 Years of Fear.”

On October 6 at 7pm we see artists sculpt the giant Darkness Logo skull and horns, then cast it in plaster. After building and painting the creature it is brought to St. Louis for the install and reveal.  The monster is now in place at The Darkness and scaring everyone who dares to enter.

Stay on Travel Channel during the 8pm hour for "Making Monsters" Going Ape episode which features the annual Transworld Halloween and Attractions Convention in St. Louis at America’s Center.

 

 http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/making-monsters

 

 http://www.scarefest.com/haunted_house_in_stlouis_missouri_thedarkness/home.cfm

 

 

Beauty will literally meet the beasts this Friday night at America's Best Haunted House, The Darkness in Soulard.  Playboy model Ashley Salazar and writer/artist Bobby Ray Akers Jr will be lurking about in the Monster Museum to promote the recent release of the graphic novel “Vengeance of Sleepy Hollow: Origins.”  To commemorate their visit, Akers has created a special collectors edition trading card to be given out free to guests (while supplies last).  Salazar is the character model for Dark Jill in "Origins." 

 

 

After touring the haunt on Friday, fright fans will get an early Halloween treat.  Salazar and Akers will be lurking in the Monster Museum during the operating hours of 7:30pm – 12:30am.  In addition to the free exclusive trading card, special promotions for the evening include a discount on “Origins,” photo and autograph opportunities with both and a sneak peek at Akers’ Halloween release of “FROSTY: 'Twas The Night Before The Apocalypse.”

 

Thursday, 26 September 2013 14:55

Beauty Meets the Beasts at The Darkness!

Playboy model and horror writer visit fans at St. Louis haunt October 4th

The best haunted house in the nation – The Darkness - will be even more frightfully entertaining on Friday, October 4th when writer/artist Bobby Ray Akers Jr promotes his new graphic novel “Vengeance of Sleepy Hollow: Origins” along with Playboy model Ashley Salazar (Dark Jill in “Origins”).   To commemorate their visit, Akers has created a special collectors edition trading card to be given out free to guests (while supplies last).

After touring the haunt on Friday, fright fans will get an early Halloween treat.

Salazar and Akers will be lurking in the Monster Museum during the operating hours of 7:30pm – 12:30am. In addition to the free exclusive trading card, special promotions for the evening include a discount on “Origins,” photo and autograph opportunities with both and a sneak peek at Akers’ Halloween release of “FROSTY: 'Twas The Night Before The Apocalypse.”

 

Fans of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” get a double treat this fall.  While TV viewers watch the new Fox series “Sleepy Hollow,” local writer and artist Bobby Ray Akers Jr. releases his version of the tale in the graphic novel “The Vengeance of Sleepy Hollow: Origins.” 

In this new multimedia re-imagining of the classic tale, the secret history of the headless horseman is revealed and the stage is set for his return to exact final justice and vengeance. "The Vengeance of Sleepy Hollow: Origins" explores the tragic tale of a hero and his fall into darkness through the eyes of the dead and the mind of a brilliant yet disturbed woman. Kat Crane, a decorated war hero, discovers through strange visions that her ties to the past run deeper than she ever imagined. And as she will soon discover, those ties were forged from the blood of the innocent and the murder of a legendary Civil War officer.  "Origins" is told through the eyes of the horseman and as the title suggests, this is just the beginning, setting the stage for more to come in 2014.

 

If you like your ice cream with a side of entertainment, then The Fountain on Locust's SCOOPERBOWL II on September 15th is for you! Glamourous girls, fire-eaters and the fastests "jerks" this side of the Mississippi will be viying for your attention at this annual event. 

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 19:13

"The Lyons" Roar at COCA!

A completely dysfunctional family and a father with terminal cancer don't usually add up to an evening full of laughs...but that's exactly what Nicky Silver's black comedy provides.  "The Lyons" will have your roaring!  Max & Louie Productions brings the St. Louis premiere of this play to COCA August 22 - September 1.    St. Louis' Judi Mann will take on the role of the overbearing matriarch that Linda Lavin recently played to perfection on Broadway.   This production will also unite two theatre legends after more than a quarter century apart - director Wayne Salomon (Theatre Dept Chair at John Burroughs School) and actor Bobby Miller who plays Ben Lyons, a man who can't wait to say goodbye to his family.  Tickets are available online or at the box office with group, student and senior pricing available.

The production made the cover of the Riverfront Times last week and last Sunday's A&E section of the Post-Dispatch.  For more interviews and articles, peruse their Facebook page or Twitter accounts for links.

SLIFF/Kids - Cinema St. Louis’ free family event – ends today.

The First Annual St. Louis International Children’s Film Festival, presented by PNC Arts Alive, offers free film programs, camps, and a workshop which runs through August 4, 2013.

Four film programs will be screened today at the St. Louis Public Library, Washington University, 

and the Wildey Theatre.

The SLIFF/Kids film programs are free of charge.

 

 

1pm – Wildey Theatre - Wolf Children (animated)

 

Age 9+

 

1:30pm – St. Louis Public Library’s Central Library Auditorium - Michael Sporn: By The Book

 

Emmy-winning animator Michael Sporn chooses a half-dozen of his adaptations of classic children’s books

 

All Ages

 

3:30pm - St. Louis Public Library’s Central Library Auditorium - Kauwboy

 

The Netherlands’ official entry for the Oscars®

 

Age 10+

 

7pm – Washington University’s Brown Hall - Standing Up

 

Based on “Goat Island,” the classic young adult novel by Brock Cole

 

Age 10+

 

 

SLIFF/Kids

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Wednesday, 31 July 2013 17:56

Do you like your bingo on the naughty side?

Do you like your bingo on the naughty side? Then you need to make plans to visit The Fountain on Locust the first Thursday of every month for Burlesque Bingo! They host The Randy Dandies in what is touted as “a night of retro drinks, dancing girls, and bingo that would make your grandmother blush!”

This definitely isn’t your grandparent’s bingo! You’ll be titillated by semi-clad burlesque performers and specialty acts while you sip on retro cocktails and compete for prizes. Join in on the fun from 9pm – 11:30pm this Thursday, August 1st for just $5 at the door and a $10 bar tab. But be sure to arrive early! Seats go fast…just like the action!

Call 314-535-7800 for reservations for parties of 5 or more!

Want an idea of what you are in for? Check out The Fountain on Locust’s YouTube channel for a sneak peek of shows past.

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