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Virginia Madsen, Academy Award and Golden Globe Nominee, to Receive the Founder’ …

VIRGINIA MADSEN ---- ACADEMY AWARD AND GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE ----TO RECEIVE THE FOUNDER’S OUTSTANDING CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT 17TH ANNUAL TEMECULA VALLEY INTERNATIONAL FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL Festival is set for September 14-18 TEMECULA ---- The 17th annual Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival will present Virginia Madsen with its prestigious acting honor, the Founder’s Outstanding Career Achievement Award on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at the annual Black-Tie Gala held at

Release of PASSWORD- new album by Deva Premal

"Mantras are magical passwords that transform the mundane into the sacred" Deva Premal "PASSWORD" is the new album from the pioneer of Western mantra singing Deva Premal and represents a landmark in the genre. It was recorded with singer/writer/guitarist and life partner Miten and Nepalese bansuri maestro Manose in Copenhagen at the conclusion of their 2010 world tour. 
 The album marks an exciting new direction in the trio's

Michel Montecrossa's New-Topical-Song CD ‘Sunray Revolution‘ - a call to fight c …

‘Sunray Revolution’, released by Mira Sound Germany on Audio Single and DVD, is Michel Montecrossa’s New-Topical-Song about fighting climate change for preserving world peace. The video 'Sunray Revolution' is available on the Michel Montecrossa Newsletter. Michel Montecrossa says about ‘Sunray Revolution’: “If we don’t change, the climate will change and we will be attacked by natural disasters, floods, storms, droughts, famines and will lose world peace.“ Song Lyrics SUNRAY REVOLUTION Come gather ’round people, /

Donovan Johnson, Contemporary Pianist, announces his Grand CD release featuring …

Fans have waited a year for Donovan's latest release, "October." what they didn't expect was a complete product overhaul. All previous recordings have been re-mixed and mastered, and will be available for sale on Friday September 23rd! Donovan Johnson has had a very busy year. In addition to keeping up with the demands of the full time musician, Donovan has been in the studio recording his latest release, "October."
09-02-2011 | Arts & Culture

Photokore selects Photo Contest winners from thousands of entries from around th …

Winners of the ‘My Country’ photo contest hosted by Asia-based microstock photography company, Photokore were announced today on . “Response to the contest was tremendous, with the quality of submissions proving that everyone has great photos in their collection” said Sean Mooney, President and CEO of Photokore. “It was a very competitive contest, and we were overwhelmed by the number of submissions that we received from all around the

2Grieve2Gether, Premier Grief And Bereavement Resource Site, Offers Resource Gui …

Denise Hall Brown, CEO of 2Grieve2Gether and author of the book, '2Grieve 2Gether,' announced today that in honor of the 10th anniversary of 9-11, the organization will provide no charge Survivor/Supporter Resource Guides to all new subscribers. All who register before September. 21, 2011, will be entered into a drawing for valuable gifts. Registration can be accomplished at the 2Grieve2Gether website. Those who register on the website and download the no-charge

Martin Luther King Remembered: Dr. Laurie Pappas Believes The Power To Create Ch …

Racial segregation and racial discrimination are issues that have plagued American society since the beginning. All of us are still affected by these issues nearly every day, even in this age of enlightened thought. Today a new memorial stands in honor of Martin Luther King, who offered the US a new vision based on dignity and mutual respect. Dr. Laurie Pappas shares in and supports King's vision, but believes he

Fast Forward Productions and ART SAN DIEGO Partner to Bring World Class Wineries …

THE VAULT: CONTEMPORARY ART & FINE WINE event on Saturday, September 3 will feature over 20 wineries showcasing their latest vintages and award winning wineries from all over the world amongst over 500 works of Contemporary Art. Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair is scheduled for September 1-4 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. San Diego, CA, August 30, 2011 -- THE VAULT: CONTEMPORARY ART & FINE WINE event on Saturday,

Enlightened Piano Radio-Our Official Launch

Donovan Johnson loves piano music. So much so, that he's pioneered a radio station that's devoted to it. And not only is the radio station devoted to piano music, it's committed to artists of the genre who live and work independently of their art. "I was so tired of the struggle, and I knew that there were many others out there with the same struggle to contend with.

British Born Artist Marco Smigovaggi Holds First Exhibition in Bangkok Thailand

Up and coming British born contemporary artist Marco Smigovaggi is due to hold his first art exhibition in Asia at the Khaosan Road area of Bangkok, Thailand. The exhibition titled simply ‘Artov Marco Smigovaggi’ will open on 5th September at the Shamrock Irish pub in the famous backpacker hub for one night only. Included in the exhibition will be two paintings purchased by and on loan from a private collector, such

The Particular Universe Of Canons In Pure, Instrumentation Undefined, Music: "Th …

The Turkish born Belgian pianist, composer, conductor and musicologist Mehmet Okonsar presented his complete collection of the Canons as well as the significant "Sonata in Trio" by J. S. Bach's "Musical Offering" on Compact disk. The particular work is accomplished on many electronic and digital musical instruments and could call to mind the similar renderings by Wendy Carlos and Isao Tomita. Nonetheless, on one side it is significantly less "clinical" as compared

Heinz Effner - 2011 International Photography Awards Announces Winners of the Co …

News: In 2011 Internationally Photography Awards Announces Winners of the Competition - Heinz Effner what awarded in Honorable Mention in fine art. In "IPA - Award" is Heinz Effner from Weilheim i. OBB in 3 different categories been distinguished - Honorable Mention Gallery professional: Fine art - Abstract - "Ice macro"; Fine art- Other - "egret"; Fine art - landscape - "Weilheimer of moss oaks". Petra Effner Office businesswoman, secretary and press

Event database for Berlin's independent art scene online is online! is a database where all independent artists working in Berlin can publish their events: exhibitions, independent films, off theatre projects, workshops, discussions, parties and more… A blog informs with articles and critical reviews about productions and working conditions. Berlin is a city which has a vibrant contemporary independent art scene. On one can track and discover small alternative art places and meet the artists. How does function? The

"All Photography" Art Competition Announced by Online Art Gallery

Jupiter, Florida, August 24, 2011 -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a Juried Competition with an “All Photography” theme for the Month of September 2011. All photographers from around the world are called upon to make online submissions with the winners being included in the gallery’s October 2011 online art group exhibition. Light Space & Time encourages entries from all photographers regardless of where they reside and

The Particular World Of The Prelude-Fugue Form: "Well-Tempered Clavier", Bach's …

The Turkish born Belgian pianist, composer, conductor and musicologist Mehmet Okonsar published his entire set of the particular 48 Preludes and Fugues by J. S. Bach inside of a three CD set. The work is completed on the piano and then in most points can easily remind the audience the version recorded by Glenn Gould. Tempos and also the touch and also the all round methodology can be near to the
08-26-2011 | Arts & Culture

"Best Young Entrepreneurs" Expand Clothing Business to Food Truck

The food-themed clothing range, Pyknic ( ), has announced plans of expansion into mobile retail through the use of an actual food truck. Pyknic will be utilizing the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world, Kickstarter ( ), to raise capital for the venture. DeSales University '09 graduates, Stephen Thompson, 24, of Robbinsville, NJ and Andrew Marshall, 25, of Vestal, NY, started Pyknic while juggling college
08-26-2011 | Arts & Culture

Bloodstone Books publishes gripping family saga by new author

The latest book from Bloodstone Books, the Cambridge publisher that specialises in publishing self-published and out-of-print books, is a beautiful wartime saga that offers readers a rare glimpse into a time that is rarely written about. Set during the second World War, 'Four Houses' by Margaret Reeves does not focus on the brutalities of war. Instead, using the author’s astonishing depth of knowledge of the period, it examines the lives of

Panthong Manichanh Launches Triple M Designz

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Panthong Manichanh Launches Triple M Designz Triple M Designz to provide videography, multimedia and graphic arts services to musicians, entertainers and entrepreneurs. San Diego, California, August 23, 2011 Panthong Manichanh today announced the launch of Triple M Designz. Triple M Designz will provide a unique combination of video production, graphic design, photography, and promotional art, ranging from designing logos, developing brands, designing album cover, and filming and producing videos for

At Venice Lido Marina Gavazzi denounces the cover up by the Vatican of the Catho …

The fourteenth edition of OPEN, the International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations will be held at Venice Lido and San Servolo Island. from September 1st to October 2nd, 2011, in conjunction with the 68th Venice Film Festival. At this venue the Milanese photographer Marina Gavazzi is presenting an installation built from iron scaffolding tubes taken from an abandoned building site. It is a cube with, on each side, the same image
08-24-2011 | Arts & Culture
RAY 2012

RAY is coming: In 2012 Frankfurt/RheinMain will celebrate photography for 200 da …

Art Collection Deutsche Börse, DZ BANK Kunstsammlung, Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Frankfurter Kunstverein, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, and Städel Museum have joined forces at the initiative of the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain to produce the new triennial of photography, called “RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain”. RAY will be launched in April 2012 with a main, central exhibition, which together with other partner exhibitions and projects through October

Marilyn Monroe Legacy This Week at

Marilyn Monroe was willing to do whatever it took to become the beauty she fantasized about as a teenager. Her sculpted image of herself continued until her death. A trim figure, tight sweaters, see-through, skin-revealing gowns, makeup, hair coloring, she systematically created the image of the touchingly vulnerable blonde bombshell. Her blue eyes and big smile was a bonus. “I’ve never see anyone stop a

Made in America: The Mather Work Incentive Posters

By Jim Lapides Printed in Chicago between 1923 and 1929, Mather Work Incentive posters were designed to improve worker productivity and curb turnover during a time of economic expansion and plentiful jobs. The traditional American virtues the posters promote are as relevant today as they were 80 years ago and represent a unique chapter in American advertising and economic history. While the posters can be seen as workplace propaganda or camp

Junior League of Collin County Announces $35K Gift to Mark 35th Anniversary

(Collin County, Texas) August 22, 2011 – In honor of its 35th anniversary, the Junior League of Collin County (JLCC) today announced a donation of $35,000 to the Education Foundations in the four major cities of Collin County. This will benefit Title One schools in Collin County as well as Sci-Tech Discovery Center in Frisco. The donation is designated for each school’s 4th grade classes to experience a field trip

Art around the World Artistic Photography Winners Revealed

The organisers of “Art around the World” are pleased to announce that the winners of the Artistic Photography Contest have been selected and informed of their outstanding achievement. The Contest attracted over 770 entries from 75 different countries. The high standard and exceptional expertise of the photographers gave the judges a hard choice but after careful consideration by the judges the winners have been categorised into 6 different themes; a
08-22-2011 | Arts & Culture
Film Chest

Joan Rivers’ That Show Available for the First Time Since Its Original NBC Broad …

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Fans new and old can now enjoy Joan Rivers’ That Show – available to the public for the first time since its original network broadcast more than four decades ago – being released by Film Chest on its American Pop Classics label. On Aug. 22, the first 65 episodes (of 250) of That Show will be available on free, ad-supported Hulu and the Hulu Plus subscription service. The
08-22-2011 | Arts & Culture

Boneyard Haunted House Sets Spooky Stage for Thrills This Halloween Season

It’s hard to believe that the largest haunted house in the world got its start in a refrigerator box in 1969. That was the year that Dan Hall, Boneyard Haunted House’s founder and chief operator, was elected to his 2nd grade student council. His assignment? Build the school’s fall haunted house. For Hall, what started as a creepy crawl through refrigerator boxes morphed into a beastly love of all things

EXHIBITION: "The Revolution in service of Poetry" - Fernando Sanchez Castillo, D …

The exhibition "The Revolution in service of poetry" offers an alternative to the internationally established yet static Berliner Kunstherbst. It brings three of Spain's most influential and important critical artists to Berlin-Kreuzberg: Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Democracia und Santiago Sierra. " the revolution is also a matter of poetry, a matter of style." Off the beaten paths of the Kunstherbst, works by three of Spain's most politically active artists will be shown

Author John Meacham Releases 'Divine Revelation: A Call From Christ To Join The …

Bible prophecy is a very hot topic of discussion as we head towards the year 2012, thought by many to be the year of the Apocalypse. In author John Meacham's latest book, 'Divine Revelation: A Call From Christ To Join The Armies Of Heaven', Christ speaks to readers about accepting Him as their Lord and Savior, about being born again, about leading a rich spiritual life, about church reform, and

Mystic Roots Band supports US Troups on World Tour

The current Mystic Roots Band "Cali-HI World Tour 2011" is on pace to give fans everything they have come to expect from Mystic Roots with the release of their newest album Cali-HI. The band is launching into their 15th year of touring, finishing a US nationwide run with a Pacific Rim tour including Japan, Guam and Hawaii to entertain US Troops abroad. Mystic Roots has always had a culture and

MEDIA RELEASE - Lamont Launches First Book: Hopes for Luck with “The Jinx”

Media Release: For Immediate Release MANITOBA, CANADA - Manitoba writer Dougald Lamont is hoping his first book, The Jinx, will be a hit with young readers of ebooks around the world. It’s the story of Stephen Grayson, a 13-year old whose run of bad luck gets so bad he worries he is endangering his family. Fearing he is cursed, he flees home to protect his family, only to find that he

Can Stock Photo Hits 5 Million Stock Photos

Can Stock Photo Inc. has announced that its independent library of microstock images has surpassed the 5 million milestone, reaffirming the company as one of the world’s largest independent stock photography & footage collections. Founded in 2004, the stock photography company has seen rapid library growth in the past year, largely attributed to steadily increasing contributor earnings and a file submission process that is widely regarded as one of the fastest
08-18-2011 | Arts & Culture
Sky Angel

Sky Angel Adds American Pop Classics Programming to On-Demand Library

Naples, Fla. – Sky Angel announces they have added over 15 timeless programming titles from American Pop Classics to both their TV and WebTV services Video On Demand selections, with many more titles to come. Sky Angel is a provider of inspirational and family-friendly television and radio programming available worldwide. American Pop Classics features the best of pop culture TV programs and beloved Hollywood films. American Pop Classics brings

The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest Returns to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds fo …

RHINEBECK, NY: The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest’s tenth anniversary is less than a month away and the excitement for this milestone event is mounting. For the past nine years, the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest has been a celebration of wine and food that takes place each September on the weekend after Labor Day. This year we’re looking to celebrate our tenth anniversary with our Presenting Sponsor,

Towers Rotana the proud hosts of the world renowned artist Thomas Schonauer

Mr. Thomas Schonauer, born in Düsseldorf is a world renowned artist and has lately created a 30 square meter roof for a family home in Dusseldorf. The sculptures and paintings of Thomas Schönauer explore the third dimension. Like the Atompops, his clustered, towering structures of polished stainless steel spheres in which space and interspace are made visible and tangible. Seven of these Atompops are now available as 3D models in

ART LABS Feature 19 Projects Displayed in Public Spaces Around the Hilton and th …

Art Labs place art in the urban context and encourage participation by the general public. These combined events feature 19 projects by more than 150 artists, creating an opportunity to showcase the diversity of San Diego’s artistic community. San Diego, CA, August 17, 2011 -- Art Labs place art in the urban context and encourage participation by the general public. These combined events feature 19 projects by more than 150 artists,

The Colomb Art Gallery, London at the Newcastle Gateshead Art Fair.

The Colomb Art Gallery, London and York Fine Arts are proud to announce their participation in this year’s Newcastle Gateshead Art Fair 2011. For the first time, both galleries will be exhibiting side by side with a superb selection of original paintings and sculpture from established British and international artists. Philip Short, Managing Director of The Colomb Art Gallery, London: “We have watched the Newcastle Gateshead Art Fair grow in reputation over the

Richard Mittelstadt Featured in the Artist Showcase

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Richard Mittelstadt is now featured in the Gallery’s Artist Showcase. Jupiter, Florida - August 16, 2011 -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Richard Mittelstadt is now featured in the Gallery’s Artist Showcase. Richard is a Minnesota based artist whose artistic talents are demonstrated in a broad array of styles, subjects

New Book Details Life as the Child of America’s Most Notorious First Amendment C …

Luther Campbell’s daughter gets as nasty as she has to be to heal herself and her family Rap music multimillionaire Luther Campbell’s daughter is not nearly as nasty as she could have been in her new book, I Am Not My Father’s Daughter, given her nasty life steeped in sex, violence, sordid liaisons and all things illicit. Shanetris “Shane” Campbell has redirected her anger and fears to write a

Northern Germany’s biggest Hollywood Event

Brunswick, August 16th 2011 – Great events foreshadow. On the weekend of September 3rd and 4th, Northern Germany’s biggest Hollywood Event, “Movie Days”, open their gates at the Brunswick City Hall. Organizer Angelo Zannin and his team are proud to present star guests as well as an exciting programme. The event which is currently taking root invites stars and starlets from overseas in order to give visitors an understanding of the

Horizons Crossing premiere: A sold out event

Horizons Crossing Premiere: A Sold Out Event Participate Film Academy hosted 400 guests at the world premiere of feature film Horizons Crossing, 10 August 2011 at Hoyts EQ. The sold out red carpet event attracted diverse audience, keen to view another student produced movie from a film school setting a new standard in film education. Since 2006, Participate Film Academy remains the only school in the world where students produce a

South Bay Ballet’s Kirsten Marshall Enters Ballet Magnificat! Trainee Program

On the heels of fellow dancers, Paul C. Kirk and Regina Park Suh, South Bay Ballet announces Kirsten Marshall has accepted a position with Ballet Magnificat!, the internationally recognized Christian ballet company founded by Kathy and Keith Thibodeaux. Marshall will join the Company’s trainee program this September and will begin intensive technical studies not only in the art of ballet, modern and conditioning, but also courses in anatomy, discipleship/Bible


News Release -- For Immediate Release August 15, 2011 San Francisco -- Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI), a San Francisco-based non-profit, is offering free training in high-tech imaging to

Hayden Padgett's Debut Single

Hayden Padgett, an up and coming artist based in the Bay Area, is releasing his latest single entitled "Poisoning Me." The song is a combination of Pop and R&B elements that highlights the piano skills of Hayden Padgett, as well as his vocal talent. The song is a strong first step in the musical career of a talented new artist. Hayden Padgett has been heavily involved in music for most of

The Universe Of The Variation Form In Music: "Goldberg", Johann Sebastian Bach's …

The actual work is performed using a beautiful piano sound along with pinpoint exactness, still under no circumstances it sounds "dried out". Many facets help remind the exact listener the second, (1981) release recorded by Glenn Gould. Tempos are rather near to the Canadian pianist's versions plus the performance reveals an extensive familiarity with historical playing. Still Okonsar hardly ever seems "snobbish". The actual recording is worldwide obtainable through as well

Bouje Publishing Publishes NEW Kids’ Book - #3 of the Future Business Leaders’ S …

Atlanta, GA, August 16, 2011 – Bouje Publishing announces the release of the third adventure book of the preteen Future Business Leaders Series™: Wyatt’s Laughing Lark and the Search for the Secret Map, ISBN-13: 978-0-9779265-3-4. BOOK SYNOPSIS Wyatt, Tyler’s funny friend, has caused quite a stir at the Nessibus Airport. Laughter roars from his airport comedy club where travelers, waiting for their planes to depart, get a chance to catch an exciting

Artisan Galleries release rare new Bob Dylan collection

Essex, United Kingdom (11 August, 2011) - Artisan Galleries, one of the UK's leading family-run art dealers are privileged to announce the release of Bob Dylan's 2011 'Drawn Blank' limited edition, hand-signed paintings. With five prestigious galleries across London, and a world-wide community online, Artisan Galleries are able to offer home viewings, events evenings, and completely free world wide delivery. Additionally, their interest free credit scheme affords UK clients the


Consolidated Theaters has committed to donate 10% of the net proceeds from the filmʻs limited release in Hawaiʻi to the Ke Aliʻi Pauahi Foundation, a non-profit charitable support organization of the Kamehameha Schools. The Foundation’s mission is to perpetuate the legacy of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop by seeking and developing new and diverse sources of income to support the ever-increasing educational needs and goals of people of Hawaiian ancestry. “The Foundation
08-11-2011 | Arts & Culture
Alice Rene

Surviving The Nazi Holocaust - A First Person Account By Author Alice Rene In 'B …

Words can never describe the horrors the Nazi regime brought down upon the human race. Words will never do justice to the suffering imposed upon millions of Jewish victims and their families. Words can, however, show us how to move beyond hatred and death. They can show us how to go beyond survival to acceptance, and how we can learn to apply the lessons learned from such circumstances in our

Jan Reiff: Image film „World of Wagner“ nominated for the 2012 German Design Awa …

The German Design Award is bestowed by the German Design Council, the most reputable German design institution. It is not possible to apply for this prize. One can only be nominated, such as quite recently the image film “World of Wagner”. It has been produced by the film maker Jan Reiff with his Bar Vinya Film for the German company Wagner System in Lahr, Black Forest. You can watch it

Huge Comics Creator Gathering Of More Than 500 To Attend Wizard World Chicago Co …

In what is believed to be the largest single gathering of creative talent ever at a comics convention, a total of 515 artists, writers and producers are scheduled to attend Wizard World (OTC: WIZD.PK) Chicago Comic Con, Thursday through Sunday at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. World-class creators, including Mike Deodato Jr. (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Wonder Woman”), Jim Cheung (“Avengers,” “Uncanny X-Men”), Brian Azzarello (“Flashpoint: Batman - Knight of

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