Fishkill, NY January 1, 2012- Announcement of "Live Test Drive"
No need to rely solely on a referral. No need to watch a well edited video.
Effective immediately, M.C. Fish Entertainment is proud to announce our new "Live Test Drive" program. Thanks to the very generous folks of Bonura Hospitality, we can now offer you and a guest the opportunity to come see and hear us in action, as well as check out some of the equipment we use! Two locations are currently available; The Grandview in Poughkeepsie, NY and Anthony's Pier 9 in New Windsor, NY. These events are typically weekday evenings and consist of a cocktail hour and two hour dinner. Check our Appearances & Upcoming Events page for dates. These events will be by RESERVATION ONLY! To reserve your seats, please call us at 800.634.7460.
Fishkill, NY January 25, 2011- WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce M.C. Fish Entertainment, Inc. has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Mobile DJ Entertainment!
Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.
M.C. Fish Entertainment stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.
“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud M.C. Fish Entertainment for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”
We are happy to announce that M.C. Fish Entertainment is among the very best mobile DJ entertainment companieswithin the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.
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Keeping the beat for CPR? Hum ‘Stayin’ Alive’ Study shows the disco hit helps bystanders remember lifesaving rhythm
By JoNel Aleccia Health writer msnbc.com updated 4:04 p.m. ET, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008
Under most circumstances, it's best to keep the beat of the Bee Gees song “Stayin' Alive” out of your head, but heart specialists have come up with one good reason to remember: It could save someone's life. Turns out the 1977 disco hit has 103 beats per minute, a perfect number to maintain — and retain — the best rhythm for performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. A small study by University of Illinois College of Medicine researchers in Peoria has found that 10 doctors and five medical students who listened to the "Saturday Night Fever" tune while practicing CPR not only performed perfectly, they remembered the technique five weeks later.
“It’s a song everyone seems to know, whether they want to or not,” said Dr. David Matlock, the resident and researcher who led the study. He hopes further research will confirm its use in lay people trained in CPR as well.
Results of the study are set to be presented later this month at the annual meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians in Chicago. One trouble with CPR training, Matlock said, is that most practitioners, from trained medical professionals to people who take classes at the local fire department, fail to perform the potentially lifesaving technique aggressively enough. “We stress that you have to push hard and you have to push fast,” he said. “If you don’t push hard enough and you don’t go fast enough, you don’t push that blood where it needs to go.”
A nudge from a song like “Stayin’ Alive” appears to help ensure that pace. Participants in the study listening to the song performed CPR at the recommended rate, about 100 beats per minute. Five weeks later, without the music, they performed at 113 beats a minute, which is within an acceptable range, Matlock said. Matlock stressed that the CPR-music connection was not his idea. The notion actually was suggested in 2005 by Dr. Alson Inaba, a pediatric emergency specialist at the University of Hawaii, after the American Heart Association came out with new guidelines for CPR. “Both the message of the title and the mechanics of the music support the CPR message,” said Mary Fran Hazinski, a nurse at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville and senior science editor for the heart association. ‘Do something rather than nothing’ Performed quickly and accurately, CPR has been demonstrated to save lives when implemented in the first minutes after someone's heart has stopped, Hazinski said. It’s not necessary to have formal training, she added. People who witness an emergency should call 911 and then begin hands-only compressions. “The important thing is that bystanders should do something rather than nothing,” she said, noting it could save tens of thousands of lives a year. The idea of using a song to remember rhythm is appealing to Glenda Henry, 56, an office worker at the University of Illinois College of Medicine who wants to be prepared but worries about performing correctly in a crisis.
"I've taken CPR before, but I forget," she said. "But if someone teaches me with 'Stayin' Alive,' I could do it.'" Neither Matlock nor the heart association have compiled lists of other CPR-friendly songs, though many popular tunes do have the appropriate beat. One suggested song has the right rhythm but the wrong message: It’s “Another One Bites the Dust,” by Queen.