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Genealogist Asks Godges for Advice on Family Memoirs, Family Members

Lauding the family memoir "Oh, Beautiful: An American Family in the 20th Century” as a “wonderful illustration for all family historians grappling with writing their family history,” Lynn Palermo, also known as The Armchair Genealogist, asked author John Paul Godges for tips about writing and publishing a family memoir and also about involving family members. Godges stressed the importance of establishing a theme and building a complementary outline very early in

Despite Rumors Master Photographer Rodney Lough Jr. Will Lead Wilderness Worksho …

Despite rumors that 2011 was the last year Master Landscape Photographer Rodney Lough Jr. would lead outdoor photography workshops, a 2012 schedule has been added to meet the spike in demand for the program. Portland, OR, October 15, 2011 -- When rumors broke out that 2011 was the last year Master Photographer Rodney Lough Jr. would offer wilderness workshops - his fans, collectors and previous workshop participants were in an uproar.

Latino Photographer’s Work Featured On The Set Of HBO Series How To Make It In A …

Edgy fashion and beauty images by emerging celebrity and fashion photographer Al Rodriguez are featured on the set of the HBO series How to Make It in America. New York, NY–October 14, 2011 --Now in its second season, How to Make It in America is an HBO comedy-drama series that follows the lives of Ben Epstein (Bryan Greenberg) and his friend Cam Calderon (Victor Rasuk) as they try to

history of halloween, history of trick or treating

Origins of Halloween Halloween originated with Samhain, an ancient Celtic celebration, which occurred on October 31st. Samhain marked the beginning of the cold and bleak part of the year, and because of this, the holiday was associated with death. The Catholic Church later took this celebration and made it a religious one, renaming it All Hallows Eve since it was on the eve of All Saints' Day. As the years progressed, European

SF WEEKLY: "New Book MURDER IN THE FRONT ROW Tells the Story of Bay Area Thrash …

SF WEEKLY: "New Book MURDER IN THE FRONT ROW Tells the Story of Bay Area Thrash Metal in Pictures" The SF Weekly weighs in today with further details on our upcoming Murder in the Front Row: Shots From the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter photo book: "Everyone knows Metallica. But not everyone knows that Metallica was the product of a full-blown '80s thrash metal scene in the Bay Area-a scene that

Author And Child Psychologist James Beverly Teaches Children Moral Lessons In 'S …

Parents often have trouble teaching kids moral lessons and sharing their family values with them. They sometimes find it difficult to find the right words to comfort their children when they encounter difficult or frightening issues. Many feel unsure of how to share these values with their children, or feel ill prepared to explain difficult or moral situations. Author and child psychologist James Beverly has provided a valuable tool for

Houdini Museum Gets Rare Houdini Throwing Knife in Time for Halloween

Houdini's throwing knife goes on exhibit at The Houdini Museum in Scranton, PA, starting Halloween, October 31, 2011. This coincides with the anniversary of Houdini's death on Halloween. The Great Throwdini, known as the World’s Fastest and Most Accurate Knife Thrower, has donated one of Harry Houdini’s throwing knives to The Houdini Museum, in Scranton, PA. Scranton, PA, October 13, 2011 -- Houdini's throwing knife goes on exhibit at

Queen Gallery Presents: Degenerate Art, a Solo Exhibition by Oscar Wolfman

ENTARTETE KUNST was the name given by the Nazis to all modern art that was critical to their politics, abstract, or produced by Jewish and/or gay artists.  Ironically, by presenting exhibitions of this art, they exposed it to many people who would have never seen or thought of it. Many artists choose not to name their work, in which case “untitled” (with a number denoting its chronology in the artist’s oeuvre)

Edgemere Residents and Guests Enjoy "Double Virtuosity" Concert from Two of Dall …

Following a spectacular dinner in the Medici dining room, residents and guests of Edgemere senior living community enjoyed a “Double Virtuosity” concert by two of the most accomplished musicians in Dallas, pianists Bradley Hunter Welch and Chris Brunt. “The concert put on by these two gentlemen was first class in every way,” said Tori Mallad, director of sales and marketing at Edgemere. “It makes us proud to put on events

Massachusetts Horticultural Society Offers Cell Phone Tour Provided by OnCell

In early July, Massachusetts Horticultural Society (Mass Hort) in Wellesley, MA, applied cell phone tours and QR codes to horticulture to bring itself into the twenty-first century. The new mobile tour program improves communications with visitors and helps them learn more about the Gardens at Elm Bank and Mass Hort. Located in the historic Elm Bank Reservation, Massachusetts Horticultural Society is located on 36 acres and it maintains six beautiful gardens

Doctor, Author, & Colonel Franklin Hook Releases New Philippine-American War Boo …

Doctor, Author, & Colonel Franklin Hook Releases New Philippine-American War Book, Never Subdued Never Subdued is a true story about the Philippine-American War 1898-1902 and how it led to the Moro Campaigns against radical Islam 1902-1913 Franklin Hook's chronological narrative follows several of the young men from the 1st North Dakota Volunteer Infantry as they journey from the prairies of the Midwest to the jungles of the South Pacific. With the

Novel by the author of A Hundred Reasons to Run 100km

From my Mother is a new novel exploring identity through the parallel stories of a marathoner tackling her first 100-kilometre (62-mile) ultrarun and her maternal grandmother who fled Czechoslovakia in the aftermath of a Communist coup d'etat. The first novel by Margreet Dietz, author of four nonfiction books including A Hundred Reasons to Run 100km and Running Shoes Are a Girl's Best Friend, was inspired by a true story. From my Mother
10-12-2011 | Arts & Culture

DASH Invites Arts and Business Leaders to its “Taste of Design” to Raise Funds f …

MIAMI - Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH) PTSA presents the 4th Annual Taste of Design to be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, Nov.11th, at The Moore Building located at 4040 N.E. 2nd Ave. in Miami. The “Taste of Design” event promises to awaken the senses through a dazzling array of epicurean delights, fashion, art, music, film and a spectacular silent auction. Proceeds from the event

Bullying Still on the Rise, Studies Show

The US Department of Health and Human Services reports that 15 to 25 percent of students across the nation are bullied on a regular basis—a 5 percent increase since 1999. “Bullying is a hot-button issue these days,” says Leslie Ann Keatley, author of the new YA novel “The Sea Wall,” which focuses on this alarming trend. “But it won’t go away when the media attention does. Kids who are physically or

Author Colin Martin Announces Release of New Novel - Secondhand God: a paranorma …

One cold day in 2012, Regan Roberts, a loving wife and mother of two beautiful daughters, wakes to find she has a special gift. What start out as parlor tricks and small illusions, quickly blossom into full blown miracles. As the world discovers more about Regan's powers, her ego grows - and so does the fear of the people. What if you knew that one of our citizens possessed the


‘NOMADIC’ ARTISTS STAGE FIRST IN A SERIES OF POP-UP SHOWS Twenty ‘artists in search of a gallery’ show work at the Menier from 25 to 29 October 2011 From 25-29 October 2011 the Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 plays host to a ‘nomadic’ group of artists from the Espacio Gallery Project, a community movement of 100+ artists seeking their own permanent gallery space in London. As the search continues, these

OnCell Powers Cell Phone Tour for 30 Americans Exhibit at Corcoran Gallery of Ar …

This month, Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. launched a mobile technology program using OnCell’s state-of-the-art tour-building platform for its newest exhibition, 30 Americans, a wide-ranging survey of works by many of the most important African American contemporary artists of the last three decades, which runs October 1, 2011–February 12, 2012. Corcoran Gallery of Art staff used OnCell's technology platform to record audio clips of the artists’ personal commentary for

Pandora Host Breakthrough Breast Launch

For the third year running, Pandora Jewellery are supporting Breakthrough Breast Cancer, by donating 15 per cent of the proceeds from each campaign piece to this very worthy cause. The donation is used to help raise funds for their Research Centre, where Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s scientists are continually working to help beat Cancer. Over the last couple of weeks, Pandora has opened its showroom doors on George Street London, to an array

Music Teacher Sets ‘Record’ With 40th Album

Teacher Sets ‘Record’ With 40th Album Music teacher by day, rocker by night, drummer Brian Doherty commemorates his 40th album credit. List includes They Might Be Giants, XTC and more. New York, NY (October 2011) This fall, drummer and teacher Brian Doherty celebrates a professional milestone marking the 40th recording on which he’s played the drums over a 25-year period. His album credits represent a diverse range of artists from pop rockers

Legacy Recordings and PopMarket Kickstart Holiday Gift Giving With The New Lineu …

Newly created boxed sets of original albums by ELO, Earth, Wind & Fire, Dexter Gordon, Nina Simone, Cheap Trick and more all available exclusively at Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is giving music fans early inspiration for the holiday shopping season this year, announcing a great assortment of iconic jazz, pop, rock, blues and soul artists to be showcased in the next round of The Complete

“Toward a National Cartography: American Mapmaking, 1782-1800”

SOUTHAMPTON, MA – Boston Rare Maps, one of the country’s premier specialist dealers in rare and unusual antique maps, presents, a virtual online exhibition of antique American maps from the late 18th Century. Originally hosted at the Harvard Map Collection, Toward a National Cartography: American Mapmaking, 1782-1800 traces the evolution of mapmaking during the formative years after the American Revolution, revealing the ways in which Americans sought to

Craze Agency predicts 2011-2012 to be on the Rise for Models and Actors

Major new opportunities for Promotional Models, Brand Ambassadors, Actors and Extras coming soon! The Western US has witnessed a huge increase in clients doing in store live promotions advertising their products. Hiring a Brand Ambassador is an inexpensive and effective method to let the consumer know about a product or brand. It also looks like 2011-12 will bring an increase in modeling and acting opportunities in Utah and Idaho. Many of

Christ Calls Pentecostals To Battle Says John Meacham, Author of 'Divine Revelat …

This is a message from Jesus Christ to Pentecostal Churches. “I am the one who has the sharp two-edged sword. I know where you live, there in those cities where Satan has spread his reign. You are true to me, but I have these things against you. There are some among you who follow the teachings of those prosperity preachers who have thought My Followers to live for themselves and

One Complex Work: "The Art Of Fugue" By Bach Cd By Mehmet Okonsar

"The Art of Fugue" by Johann Sebastian Bach. An internal look at the CD launched by Mehmet Okonsar, pianist, composer, conductor and musicologist of Turkish sources. The work is performed over a stunning organ created on Baroque organ designs. Mehmet Okonsar set the tracks order of the CD in a way that the Fugues are grouped by genres i.e. "simple fugues", "rhythmical variations", "inverted fugues" and so forth; all performed on organ

The Authors Show Announces 2011 Version Of '50 Great Writers You Should Be Readi …

Danielle Hampson of, founder of The Authors Show, radio and tv versions, announced today that public voting is now open for the 2011 version of '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading'. '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” will feature the fifty most interesting and engaging authors who were interviewed on any of the six shows under the umbrella of 'The Authors Show' in 2011. Participants in

All Photography Art Exhibition Now Posted and Online

Jupiter, Florida - October 01, 2011 -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its October 2011 art exhibition is now posted on their website and is ready to view online. The theme for last month’s art competition was “All Photography”. The gallery received submissions from 15 different countries from around the world and they also received entries from 26 different states. Overall, there were
10-03-2011 | Arts & Culture

Great Bhet presents the Extraordinary Gift to Humankind: Baba Adhav only on IBN- …

It happens rarely that one comes across a reformist who dedicated his life to social work at such an early age. Babasaheb Pandurang Adhav, mostly referred as “Baba”, is one such man who gave up his career as a doctor touched by the plight of the hamals (headloaders) in his vicinity. To know more about the dedicated social activist’s work and achievements, watch Great Bhet this Saturday, 1st October 2011

North London Rock Band Audiogold Release Their New Album

Audiogold are pleased to announce their new album. Due for digital release on 3rd October and in store from the 26th, ‘Embers and Theories’ will be the debut album from the upcoming band, who are signed to JAMC records, a sub division of ChinChin records. The London four-piece boast an aesthetic combination of acoustic and electric guitar with a hard rock backbone. By playing at numerous independent music venues across

The Marshall Lekae gallery presents Karin Schminke

The Marshall Lekae gallery is pleased to showcase an intriguing series by mixed media artist, Karin Schminke. Karin Schminke began integrating digital technologies into her mixed media fine art over 25 years ago. A pioneer and educator in this developing field, Schminke's exploratory work has helped to define the role digital technologies play in today's art world. Her fine art involves combining photographic, drawing and printmaking techniques with new digital techniques.

A look back at the Spirit of Woodstock Festival 2011 in Mirapuri, Italy - Flashb …

The Spirit of Woodstock Festival 2011 Flashback presents images of all participating musicians and the soundtrack ‘Happy For You’ by Michel Montecrossa. The Festival Musicians are: Michel Montecrossa, Mirakali, Diana Antara, The Fabulous Sound Sisters, David Butterfield, Coffee After, Jaspoia Lee, Groundswimmer, Vortice di Nulla, Old Morgen, N.S.J.B., Full Tank, Jales und Knopf, Seaward, Cherries on a Blacklist, Il Vile, Menestrello, Blank Manuskript, Undiscovered Soul, Nekrosun, Looceedee, Witche’s Brew, MaryHell, Blak

The Beehive Presents Matt Garrison

WHAT: On Thursday, October 6th, 2011, Matt Garrison, a virtuoso bass guitar player from New York State, will be returning to his college town for a special performance on The Beehive’s stage as a part of the ‘Beehive Brooklyn Series.’ Starting at 10:00PM-2:00AM, the audience will have the opportunity to see Matt, in an experimental demonstration of electronic infused


September 29, 2011 – Starting yesterday, To Write Love On Her Arms joined twenty-four other charities in Round One of the American Giving Awards presented by Chase, a voting contest on Facebook to honor the past winners of Chase Community Giving. Voting is open from until next Wednesday, October 5th at 12pm EST. All charities have been divided into five categories, allowing one from each group to continue on to

Salt Shakers An Art Exhibit by Mostafa Hamidi

Has no salt in head (Italian) Write it in salt (Slovenian) Salt of the earth (English) Throw salt in the water to avoid bad luck (Persian) *traditions of folklore In today's society, people are beginning to fear the presence of salt in their foods.  The traditional prominent place of the saltshaker on the kitchen table is declining and with it disappears the tradition of folklore, expressions and superstitions.  I tried to give the saltshaker a new role as both

Darlean Morris Translates Abstract Vision into Geometric Forms at Agora Gallery

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature Canadian artist, Darlean Morris, in Beyond Borders: an Exhibition of Fine Art from Canada. The exhibition is scheduled to run from October 7, 2011 through October 28, 2011 (opening reception: Thursday, October 13, 2011). About the Artist Canadian painter Darlean Morris is a staunch advocate of abstraction, though her brightly-toned geometric forms, when applied to aluminum, often evoke landscapes and natural forms. Her

Pictures from children of Mavue were handed over

The pictures from the children of Mavue were handed over on Wednesday September 15th 2011 to the children from the Brigádníků Elementary School in Prague 10. The handing over took place in front of the School Director Mgr. Alena Polanská, representatives of the School Parliament – K.Lišková and M.Horváth, Director of GTP Gabriela Dihelová and the Development Program Coordinator Dana Neumanová. This event occurred based on the support for child education

First "Dictionary of Men" Defines and Categorizes Male Species

September 28, 2011 (Boston, MA) - Finally, the world makes sense. The first “Dictionary of Men” is out and its defining the male species based on hometown, alma mater, profession, car, shoes, hygiene, social skills, favorite food, cocktail of choice, among other intimate characteristics. MASH Media LLC announces its full-color, hardcover release of “Dictionary of Men.” Holding no punches, the “Dictionary of Men” pinpoints 365 different male types, one for every

Computer Guru has participated as an Exhibitor in ITCN Asia 2011 at Expo Center …

Karachi, Pakistan, September 20, 2011 – Computer Guru has participated as an Exhibitor in ITCN Asia 2011 at Expo Center Karachi Pakistan Computer Guru – A Project of Growth Welfare Organization had participated in Pakistan’s Biggest IT and Telecommunication Exhibition ITCN Asia 2011 at Expo Center Karachi Pakistan on September 20, 21 and 22, 2011. Over 5000 Students & Professionals have visited Computer Guru Stall in ITCN Asia 2011, and showed their

Artfact End-of-Summer Auction Results Roundup

Online sales at Artfact, the world’s premier live auction platform, remained strong throughout July and August despite recent turmoil in the world’s financial markets. A canvas by Hughes Claude Pissarro (b. 1935) sold online for €20,000 at Matsart Auctioneers & Appraisers’ International Fine Art Summer Auction on July 5th. Pissarro, who is the grandson of Camille Pissarro (1803 - 1903), first exhibited at the age of fourteen and is probably
09-28-2011 | Arts & Culture

Riderwood Retirement Community Residents in Silver Spring, MD, Will Relive Drive …

WHAT: A Movie Under the Stars event in which in which hundreds of Riderwood residents, their families and their friends will relive outdoor drive-in movie experiences of the past. They will watch “Cactus Flower,” a movie starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman and Goldie Hawn (in her Academy Award winning performance ) as the wonder of night skies filled with stars adds a magical, surreal backdrop. Attendees will sit in chairs on

Christ Calls Methodists To Spirituality Says John Meacham, Author Of 'Divine Rev …

This is a message from Jesus Christ to the Methodist Church. “I am the Faithful and True Witness, who is the origin of all God has created. I know what you have done; I know that you are lukewarm. How I wish you would hear me knocking on your thousand doors and let Me in. For I would advise you, that, you need to strive for spiritual riches rather than

Juried Art Competition - Theme "The Elements" Announced by Art Gallery

Jupiter, Florida - September 25, 2011 -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a Juried Art Competition with the theme “The Elements” for the Month of October 2011. All 2D artists, including photography and excluding video from around the world are called upon to make online submissions to the gallery. The winners of this art competition will be included in the gallery’s November 2011 online art group exhibition.

Suzanne Whang to Reveal her Breasts at Breast Cancer Benefit & Auction September …

Suzanne Whang, perhaps best known for hosting HGTV's House Hunters and her thought-provoking and hilarious stand-up comedy chararacter Sung Hee Park, will be auctioning off framed topless photos at the benefit auction to be held in her honor on September 24. Speaking about the unusual works of art, Suzanne said, "Recently, I realized that trying to keep this stage IV metastatic breast cancer secret was literally killing me. So

Nabiha + Thom Selected Works 1997 – 2011 – artbook in limited edition

After more than 14 years of collaboration and mutual inspiration the artist couple Unity Art Nabiha + Thom have now produced their first retrospective in the form of a high-quality photobook. "Nabiha + Thom Selected Works 1997 - 2011" contains a selection of the best works of the initial creative period. Due to the exceptional quality of the prints this photographic art book is a must-have for collectors and art lovers

Audiogold Release Their Debut Album with Artwork By the Harry Potter Design Team

Audiogold | Embers and Theories What does the band Audiogold and their debut album ‘Embers and Theories’ have in common with The Daily Prophet, Diagon Alley and The Marauders Map? Answer: graphic artwork designed by Woop Studio (link: , the creative minds behind the Harry Potter franchise and all of the graphic props. With over ten years experience spent designing for the franchise, Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima have

Gary Holt of EXODUS Claims Stage Diving and Slam Pits in Thrash Metal Started at …

In upcoming deluxe thrash metal photo book MURDER IN THE FRONT ROW: Shots From the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter, by Harald Oimoen and Brian Lew, guitarist Gary Holt of Exodus (and currently Slayer) claims that the bruising scenes seen nightly at metal shows everywhere first came to thrash metal from punk at Ruthie's Inn in Berkeley, CA. "From our first show together with Slayer," Holt writes, "to all the

“Buchanan Michigan hosts Musical Event Announced for Saturday, September 24th, 2 …

Outdoor Musical Event to include Live Music, Wine, Craft Brew and Food Tasting, Shopping and more. Buchanan, Michigan - The Buchanan Area Chamber of Commerce, the Buchanan Downtown Development Authority and WVPE 88.1 Public Radio are pleased to announce the opening of “Harvest Buchanan”, September 24th in downtown Buchanan Michigan. Harvest Buchanan, at the Commons on Days Avenue adjacent to the Buchanan Arts and Historic District, will feature live music, food
09-21-2011 | Arts & Culture

Rajrang Presents Traditional Oil Paint Canvas Range

INDIA, Jaipur Sep.20, 2011 Rajrang has launched the most awaited collection of Rajasthani Paintings. This is an exclusive selection blending the traditional lifestyle of local people in the past blending in contemporary colors. This is for the people who are looking for an ethnic look in their modern homes. Rajasthan based oil painting is the expression of the thoughts, consciousness and imagination of Indian artists in oil colors and lines. Indian

An Important Franz Liszt Disc Introduced By Mehmet Okonsar: "Liszt-Modern"

The actual Compact disk, recorded in Turkey is internationally published via along with its online marketers. This specific CD represents Liszt as a "modern" composer. Liszt has been some of the most modern piano player of all periods, not simply he completely revolutionized playing the piano but furthermore the music language itself. The selections on this CD are not just "late-works by Liszt". The disc tries to showcase the "modern" points

“1001 Arabian Nights” Transports Listeners through a Kaleidoscope of Colorful So …

The scene shifts to the ancient and exotic Middle East in the University of Chicago’s Mandel Hall! On Saturday, October 29 at 7 PM and 9 PM, the University Symphony Orchestra will present “Arabian Nights” – an hypnotic evening of storytelling, special effects, and genie-conjuring music. Again this year the Hyde Park School of Dance collaborates with the orchestra in these back-to-back concerts, perfect for families. “Arabian Nights” will

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