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04-30-2012 | Arts & Culture

Dynamic Christian Artist Nicois To Release Unapologetic CD, “Un-Di-Ni-A-Bel” On …

Christian artist Nicois is known for her edgy, yet embraceable style of music. Not one to be pigeon-holed musically, the D.C. area-based artist is breaking out of the box, blending gospel, Christian rock and urban sounds. She is unabashed about her faith and shares her love of God through catchy songs with memorable hooks. Nicois has been blessed to share the stage with artists such as Y’anna Crawley,

Thomas Hampson & Luca Pisaroni to Be Streamed Live from Heidelberger Frühling Op …

On Sunday, April 29, Germany’s Heidelberger Frühling festival presents its first live video stream, offering a program of opera highlights from two world-class singers: baritone Thomas Hampson and bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni. Accompanied by the WDR Rundfunkorchester under Massimo Zanetti, they will perform to a sold-out audience; the concert marks the last night of the 16th Heidelberger Frühling, which has – since its opening on March 23 – been showcasing internationally

Making Towering Statues - Mission with Passion for Pilani Sculptor Matu Ram Verm …

Born on 06 March 1945 at Pilani located in the heart of the artistically well known Shekhawati Region of Rajasthan, Matu Ram Verma had a struggling childhood and had his education at Arjun School in Pilani which was then under the patronage of the Birla Education Trust. Near the entrance to the auditorium of BITS Pilani no one could have missed the captivating paintings done by the famous artist Shri

Gargantuan Wide-Angle Lens with a £100,000 Price Tag Goes On Sale at Grays of We …

The rare Nikon fisheye lens is said to be able to ‘see behind itself’, it weighs 5.2kg and measures 171mm in length with a diameter of 236mm London – One of the few 220º Nikkor fisheye lenses ever made is now available for purchase and is looking for a buyer at London’s Nikon-only reseller, Grays of Westminster. Nikon stunned the photographic world at Photokina in 1970 by introducing the 220º fisheye Nikkor

SONGFIRE Festival Ushers in a Thrilling Month of Music

The Vancouver International Song Institute (VISI) presents the SONGFIRE Festival of Song - a thrilling month of compelling performances and lectures, probing dialogues, and thought-provoking workshops and masterclasses from June 3 to 24, 2012 at UBC and various Vancouver venues. The annual festival gathers local and international artists and scholars to celebrate and study the dynamic fusion of music and poetry that is Art Song. “Song is one of the

Vancouver Academy of Music presents Juno Award-Winning Violinist Mark Fewer & Fr …

The Vancouver Academy of Music (VAM) presents an eclectic afternoon concert featuring Juno award-winning violinist Mark Fewer and special guests, Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 2pm at the VAM’s Koerner Recital Hall - a benefit concert for VAM's bursary program for underprivileged children. Joining Fewer will be Vancouver-based jazz artists Brad Turner, Jodi Proznick, and Tilden Webb, performing diverse repertoire including Beethoven, Ellington, and new work by local composer Kathleen

Latest BrownBeat Travel Guide discloses hidden gems Karnataka

Taipei, Taiwan, 23 April 2012 – MetaPlume, a successful name in the e-publishing field, has released a new eBook in the BrownBeat guide series, ‘The BrownBeat Guide to Talakad, Somanathapur, Tirumakudalu Narasipur and Nanjangund’. The eBook serves as a comprehensive guidebook about the little-known but phenomenal temples in Talakad, Somanathapur, Tirumakudalu Narasipur, and Nanjangud and the fantastical tales, history and culture that surround them. The eBook provides a brief historical background

Boston Center for Adult Education Invites Bean City Kids to Learn How to Sew Clo …

The center that taught children how to “Sift and Mix” and “Mind Your Manners” will now teach Bean City Kids how sew! Starting May 1st, 2012 the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) invites children ages seven and up to “Sewing Story: Create Clothes for Your 18" Doll,” where they will learn how to sew on a machine and by hand by working with patterns. At the end of eight


Festival Will Spotlight Three Latino Films From Brazil, Chile, and Mexico Followed by a Gala Celebration of Latino Film, Food and Culture Newport Beach, Calif. (April 12, 2012) – On Wednesday, May 2, 2012 the Newport Beach Film Festival will present its 13th annual Latino Showcase, an evening celebration of Latino cinema and culture. The event will feature premiere screenings of Latino films, followed by a festive post screening gala. With

Yamaha Congratulates First YYPA Winners Ever Selected to Perform in Music For Al …

Yamaha Artist Services Indianapolis congratulates two highly talented young musicians, Jasper Dutz and Tom English, on two highly impressive achievements. Dutz and English, winners of the 2011 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition (YYPA) for jazz saxophone and bassoon respectively, were selected to perform in the 2012 Music for All - Honor Jazz Ensemble and 2012 Music for All - Honor Orchestra. These prestigious ensembles showcase the nation’s finest high school

'Believe In Your Dream' is Michel Montecrossa's song and music video for the 201 …

‘Believe In Your Dream‘ – Michel Montecrossa’s New Topical Song for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, released by Mira Sound Germany on Audio-single and DVD is dedicated to international sportsmanship and the true spirit of the Olympic Games. The song and movie 'Believe In Your Dream' is available on the Michel Montecrossa Homepage and can be downloaded from Bandcamp. Michel Montecrossa says about ‘Believe In Your Dream’: “In sports the power of

Monia Tartarini: Visions of Place at Agora Gallery

As one looks upon the works of Italian photographer Monia Tartarini one senses an understated elegance within the perfection of her carefully poised imagery. A delicate intuition for color and light is revealed through these compositions as the artist captures her large scale digital photographs. Specializing in environmental and studio portraiture, Tartarini chooses subjects which range from classically inspired imagery to visions with a broad worldview drawn from such disparate
04-23-2012 | Arts & Culture
CD Porter

Worship Leader CD Porter To Bring Believers Into God’s Presence With New Project …

CD Porter is part of a new generation of worshipers called to invite God’s presence into the life of the believer. A worship leader, songwriter, and minister of music, Porter has been catching the attention of gospel music fans and industry alike with his hit, “With One Sound”. The praise and worship track has been dominating Internet radio and has been one of the most requested songs on

Material Culture’s May 5 Auction Debut To Reflect ‘Borderless’ Approach To Art, …

Renowned for its art institutions and rich multicultural heritage, Philadelphia will soon add another very colorful feather to its cap. Material Culture, the city’s popular 60,000-sq.-ft. showplace for antiques, textiles and handcrafted decorative arts, will introduce its new auction division on May 5, 2012 with a 500-lot sale titled “New World Orders.” All forms of bidding will be available, including live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers. Material Culture’s wealth of experience

Mark de Clive-Lowe

On Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 internationally known musician Mark de Clive-Lowe (MdCL), will take the stage at The Beehive, located in Boston, MA, for a special performance of his revolutionary sound. Be there from 9:30PM to 1:00AM as MdCL plays impromptu remixes created from scratch, on the spot using drum machines, keyboards and special effects. He will start with a jazz-oriented set and crank up the intensity with his signature

Frida Kahlo: Art and Fashion Icon

The evolution of Frida Kahlo, from young girl of good bourgeois family to young spouse of Diego Rivera to becoming the most famous Mexican female artist of her times, can be followed in her art and in her attire style. Starting on April 19th 2012 the Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund in Baden-Baden shows a special exhibition dedicated to Frida Kahlo dresses style starting in 1940 when she was 33 years old. Photos of Frida

Richard Kirby’s Timeframe HD Goes Live

World renown documentary and wildlife cinematographer, Richard Kirby has launched a stunning new dedicated time-lapse website. Recently launched elegantly showcases all of Kirby’s extraordinary timelapse catalogue online, enabling easy access to the high definition broadcast quality footage to the wider broadcast and corporate world for the first time. The film-maker, a pioneer of this photographic technique, had his first big break creating timelapse for Peter Greenway’s iconic feature film

Michel Montecrossa - movie screening and lecture about 'Meditations On Savitri' …

On April 24, 2012 Michel Montecrossa will give a lecture on the Integral Yoga and New Dimensions of Consciousness Research. This lecture will take place at the Omnidiet Music-Hall and is a part of the multi-faceted cultural program presented on this day. The program begins with the Darshan Meditation at 12 noon in the Miravinci, the Meditation Center of Mirapuri. The New Age Seminar by Michel Montecrossa about the ‘Meditations On Savitri’

Large-Scale Landscape Paintings Showcase Journey Across North Carolina

An extraordinary series is developing in North Carolina, a Southern regional artist’s vision is coming to life, and a portrait of the state of North Carolina is being made. J. Chris Wilson, professor of art and artist-in-residence at Barton College, has embarked on a journey across North Carolina and is now working toward a goal of 100 paintings that will showcase the state’s richness and scenic diversity. Wilson’s From Murphy

Sweet Soul Records Reaches Music Distribution Agreement with New York-based, Neo …

An exclusive license agreement has been reached between Sweet Soul Records and Australian born neo-soul and jazz singer ORLY paving the way for Japan distribution of ORLY’s latest release, “Distraction,” in both physical and digital formats. Tokyo, Japan: Today, Tokyo-based SWEET SOUL RECORDS, parent company lifesound, Inc., officially announced that an agreement has been reached with ORLY for nationwide distribution of her latest album “Distraction.” “Distraction,” set for Japan release on

Pam Brekas is the Featured Artist for Light Space & Time Art Gallery

Jupiter, Florida - April 17, 2012 -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that Pam Brekas is this month's featured artist. Pam is a northern Nevada based abstract painter and digital photographer who has participated in many of the gallery’s exhibitions, since the August 2010 “Abstractions” exhibition. Besides being an award winning artist, Pam is also an art instructor in her home studio in Gardnerville, Nevada

"SONGS & WHISPERS" arranges CIRCUIT 04/2012 (13.04. to 06.05.2012) with A Jigsaw …

The international music network "SONGS & WHISPERS" present the fourth CIRCUIT of 2012. The Portuguese band A Jigsaw will tour togerther with Sleepwalker's Station across north-west Europe. Information about the artists: A Jigsaw (Coimbra, PO) A Jigsaw is Portuguese Indie-Folk band consisting of the three multi-instrumentalists musicians Joao Rui, Susana Ribeiro and Jorri. The band is named after the Belgium band dEUS song “Jigsaw You”. In 2007 they released a concept album called Letters From


From April 13th to May 6th the international music network sets up the fourth CIRCUIT of 2012. The followung artists will be part of the tour across north-western Eutope: A Jigsaw (Coimbra, PO) A Jigsaw is Portuguese Indie-Folk band consisting of the three multi-instrumentalists musicians Joao Rui, Susana Ribeiro and Jorri. The band is named after the Belgium band dEUS song “Jigsaw You”. In 2007 they released a concept album called Letters From The

Special Guest Trina Braxton on The Gossiping Heifers Show

On Monday April 16th at 12PM & 4PM Indies Stand up Radio presents The Gossiping Heifers Show featuring special guest Trina Braxton. Trina Braxton is a member of the WE hit reality show “Braxton Family Values,” is the 5th child of Michael and Evelyn Braxton, is a multi-talented actress and singer. She has acted in Tyler Perry’s play, "Meet the Browns” as Tracy Stevens and was also

OnCell Tour Soon to be Live at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

Essex County’s Presby Memorial Iris Gardens recently partnered with OnCell to provide interpretive content to their visitors through mobile technology. OnCell, offering mobile technology solutions to arts and cultural institutions since 2006, will power a cell phone tour for the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens so visitors can browse the living museum while learning about the historic gardens on their own mobile phones, at their own time and pace. "We are very

Morphy’s To Auction Key Pieces From War Hero’s Toy Aircraft Collection May 11-12 …

A man of many talents, Geoffrey Randolph Webster – “GR” to his friends – is a retired businessman, author and portrait painter who divides his time between Florida and the idyllic French Riviera. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago with a master’s degree in business and retired as president and CEO of Givaudan Fragrances Inc., after a 30-year career in international business and marketing. But those distinctions are


END OF AN ERA TAIYO ONORATO & NICO KREBS 28. APRIL- 02. JUNE 2012 OPENING 27. APRIL 2012, 6-9 PM In „End of an Era“, the second solo exhibition with the artist duo Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, the gallery FELDBUSCHWIESNER will present new works from the years 2010-2012. In „End of an Era“ Onorato and Krebs continue to explore the nature of perception, a theme that also distinguishes their most well-known photographic series

Before The Gold Rush: New Folk And Americana Music Night Strums Opening Chords I …

Saturday April 21st 2012 will see a new monthly night of folk, Americana and acoustic music open its doors at the renowned live venue The Wilmington Arms in Clerkenwell, London. The free to enter Before The Gold Rush promises to showcase the best in emerging and unsigned artists currently making waves on the burgeoning alt. folk scene in the capital. Headlining the first night are the event's organisers Long Dead Kings, a

University Students go head to head in University of Bolton’s “Sports Fiesta 201 …

The University of Bolton Student’s Council and the Student Activities Department organized an integrated program of sporting activities around the theme "Sports Fiesta 2012" which drew a number of Universities from the Northern Emirates and Dubai. The activities took place at UOB RAK Campus. Separate activities for male and female attendees included; badminton, basketball, chess, cricket, darts, tug-o-war, sprint race, football and volleyball matches, and other recreational games. To coincide with the

Michel Montecrossa's 'Günter Grass hat recht: Weltkrieg ist schlecht' speaks out …

'Günter Grass hat recht: Weltkrieg ist schlecht' / 'Günter Grass is right: World War is bad': released by Mira Sound Germany on Audio-Single and DVD is Michel Montecrossa's New-Topical-Evolver-Song triggered by the controversial Günter Grass poem ‘Was gesagt werden muss / What has to be said’. It is not a song about politics but about what the people want in these times of world war fears, disinformation and big trading

Students with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Open Up "Through the H …

Rehearsing with Television and Broadway Stars Adds Captivating Authenticity to Powerful Documentary in Preparation for April 21st Charity Ball Los Angeles, CA, April 11, 2012 -- The second round of rehearsals for the pairs of " Through The Heart of Tango", a Dance Into Unity documentary from Joey Travolta's Inclusion Films, delivered more than anyone could have anticipated. Veteran Hollywood director, Ray Martino and his crew from Inclusion Film’s workshop, themselves

The Discovery Eye Foundation Hosts Screening Honoring Famed Director Arthur Hill …

Los Angeles, CA, April 9, 2012—The Discovery Eye Foundation, a leading nonprofit that supports research, education, and advocacy related to sight-threatening eye-diseases and their treatments, will host a special screening of The Americanization of Emily starring Julie Andrews and James Garner, honoring the famed director Arthur Hiller. The event will take place on April 22, 2012, at 2pm at The Linwood Dunn Theater, Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study.

Ramón A. Olivares Explores the Mystery of Vectors at Agora Gallery

Digital artist Ramón A. Olivares uses line and pattern to explore the visual impact of rhythm, symmetry, and declarative contrast on his audience. Working from a mathematical base, Olivares begins with a black canvas and digitally draws a matrix of vivid curves and ghostly geometric figures. The result is at once traditional and completely new: familiar, organic paisleys and rosettes, but tinted in otherworldly neon. “From the beginning of my

Julio Lugo Rivas’ Organic Visions at Agora Gallery

A harmonic sense of balance and motion rests at the heart of all the works of Puerto Rican artist Julio Lugo Rivas, as he seeks to express the stability between disease and wellness. Capturing the microscopic universe of cells and their environment in acrylic and mixed media on canvas, Lugo paints an ethereal and energetic vision, creating an organic abstraction in his mix of atmospheric brushstrokes,

Piano Students Named State Winners

Charlotte Academy of Music is pleased to announce that piano students Mikaela Anderson, Melissa Olarte, Meghan Speed and Hannah Williams all earned Superior ratings at the NC Music Teachers Association Piano Contest. These District Winners were invited to perform at the State Piano Contest at Queens University on March 31, 2012. There Mikaela Anderson and Meghan Speed were awarded top honors and invited to perform in the NC
04-05-2012 | Arts & Culture

Survivors of an industrialized world - The Search return with a new album in Apr …

After their dreamlike-melancholic success album "The Search for Connection Contact And Community" in September 2011, THE SEARCH return with a new line-up and album. While the rather silent and melancholic tunes were dominating on the forerunner, the new album "Staying Alive In A Country Industrialized" builds the bridge to the early days of the Swedes. Survive? In a world, permanently getting faster and more industrailized this doesn’t seem so easy. The

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG plans warm-up dividend of 4 cent

Berlin - April 2, 2012: Both Executive and Supervisory Board of DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG (ISIN DE000A0Z23G6) will propose the payment of a warm-up dividend for FY 2011 of 4 cent to the Annual General Meeting scheduled for June 22, 2012. Despite the aspired further growth shareholders are to benefit from the significant profit rises of the company and receive a dividend for the first time in company history. During fiscal

Mississauga Hinduism Summit to Present Hinduism’s Science, Denigration and ‘Dige …

Mississauga, ON. Recent surveys are showing that many North Americans are leaning towards Hindu thought. At the same time, a study indicates that over 1/3rd of youth from Hindu families in North America may be converting out of Hinduism. While the growing interest in Hinduism is a testimony to Hinduism’s science and universal nature, the counter trend shows ignorance about Hinduism’s uniqueness among many born Hindus.

Harry Stendhal Presents Knowledge as Art: Chance, Computability, and Improving E …

The George Maciunas/Fluxus Foundation is pleased to present the conceptual web exhibition, Knowledge as Art: Chance, Computability, and Improving Education, in its newly renovated exhibition space at 454 West 19th St. New York, NY, US, March 31, 2012 -- The George Maciunas/Fluxus Foundation is pleased to present the conceptual web exhibition, Knowledge as Art: Chance, Computability, and Improving EducationKnowledge as Art: Chance, Computability, and Improving Education, in its newly renovated exhibition

Campanella Children’s Choir at Zemer Am Festival

March 30, 2012 For immediate release Campanella Children’s Choir at Zemer Am Festival of Jewish Choral Music in Chicago An all-day event, culminating in a joint concert featuring synagogue choirs and Jewish singers from the greater Chicago area and beyond. This year’s festival was dedicated to the music of Max Janowski in his home synagogue Kam Isaiah Israel, on the occasion of his 100th birthday. Zemer Am Festival was a spectacular event. The festive

Nadine Y. Jeners: Matches Color to Words at Agora Gallery

German painter Nadine Y. Jeners creates bold compositions that simultaneously assert themselves — the words “made by me” often appear in their lower halves — and let viewers determine meaning. These visually arresting works evoke fusions of color field paintings and text-based conceptual art, the two-toned canvases divided horizontally with text in both sections. One is invariably tempted to draw meaning from the combinations of words like “luck” or “energy”

Inti-Illimani Celebrates 45 Years of Music, Culture, and Life in a Special Conce …

Luminary Chilean musicians Inti-Illimani appear in a rare Canadian engagement on April 24, 2012 at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts. The eight-member ensemble will present a unique and celebrated fusion of Latin American folk and world music. “Inti-Illimani are living proof of the incredible change that can be wrought by a small group of passionate, talented individuals,“ says Waldo Brino, Producer of the Vancouver concert. “In their remarkable career the

Fin de Ciel: Fred Friedrich / a Solo Exhibition

Fred Friedrich displays in his work a characteristic bold, abstract style which immediately captures the attention, and which owes some of its tremendous power to the artist’s experience as an architect. His powerful paintings bear the traces of acrylic paints pooling and running off the canvas in thick streaks, the result of his controlled but emphatic movements as he works, and very thin, delicate lines that evoke illustration. By allowing

Learn to Play the Piano with the Stillpoint Piano Method

PORTLAND, OR – According to a recent Gallup Poll on music making, 85% of Americans believe that music is a very important part of their lives while 82% wish they had learned to play a musical instrument. The adage “it’s never too late to try something new” rings true when it comes to learning one of the world’s most popular instruments—the piano. Although there are numerous ways to learn

Tribal Art Hunter Guides Collectors of Ancient Art Through Legal Pitfalls

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, March 6, 2012 – The Director of Tribal Art Hunter has written an article entitled, “Tribal Art: Collecting Made Easy and Ethical.” Stacey A. Giulianti, Esq., an attorney and Managing Director of Tribal Art Hunter, wants collectors to purchase with confidence. “Simple guidelines and rules of thumb – along with appropriate advice, when necessary – will keep the average collector far away from any

Former Pro Basketball Star Tommy Hawkins Named Celebrity Judge for ‘Get Lit’ Fir …

Los Angeles, CA, March 23, 2012 — Former pro basketball star Tommy Hawkins has been named a celebrity judge at Get Lit-Words Ignite’s first-ever-in-the-nation “Classic Poetry Slam.” Get Lit, a leading Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that fosters literacy by engaging at-risk youth in literary performance, education and teen poetry programs, will host the “Classic Poetry Slam” at the Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC) and The Wiltern Theater during National Poetry

Asia’s Biggest Launch Party in 2012 to include incredible gravity-defying stunt …

Talents and Productions, the international talent agency based in Monte-Carlo, is proud to take part in the opening of Sands Coati Central on April 11th, 2012 which promises to be Asia’s Biggest Launch Party in 2012. Sands® Cotai Central is the centre point of the Cotai Strip® – the pathway to adventure, fun and fortune. Featuring three celebrated hotel brands – Conrad, Sheraton and Holiday Inn – Sands Cotai Central offers

OnCell Systems and Mississippi Museums Association Announce Mobile Technology Pa …

A new mobile technology partnership is now in place between OnCell, the leading mobile tour provider and Mississippi Museums Association (MMA). Located in Jackson, Mississippi, MMA is an all-volunteer program, and was founded in 1976 by an interested group of museum professionals. The partnership will offer a substantial discount off OnCell’s industry-leading flat-rate pricing on mobile tour services to MMA members. Bo Stewart from Amory Regional Museum and President of Mississippi

Traditional Music Instruction at Historic Folk School

Musicians from novices to experts have the opportunity to enjoy instruction in Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Folk Harp, Guitar, Dulcimer, Dobro, Ukulele, Autoharp, Musical Saw, Native American Flute and more. The setting is the 300-acre historic campus of John C. Campbell Folk School in picturesque Western North Carolina. The school is the largest program of its type in the country. A music class is scheduled at the Folk School just about

Reclaimed Wood for Handmade Crafts launched by Re-crafted Woods

Lincolnshire, UK: Re-crafted Woods, a company dedicated to the promotion of Arts and Crafts through the distribution of top reclaimed wood and natural materials, has announced the introduction of a new approach with reclaimed wood for handmade crafts. The organic market is booming and demand for sustainable materials is rising. Oliver Marples brings a great decor option. The neutral color palette of the Handmade Crafts collection is impressive. Each of the

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