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Spilling Horizon, a painting exhibition by Khorso Berahmandi

Queen Gallery is proud to invite Khosro Berahmandi back to Toronto this fall to show case his new work. Spilling Horizon is a series of thirty five new works that will be exhibited at Queen Gallery from September 15 to October 4, 2011. These works continue the novel, creative offspring of a pictorial space unique to this remarkable artist who, faithful to himself throughout the years, invites the visitor to
08-10-2011 | Arts & Culture
Ami Moore

Chicago Dog Coach Ami Moore's 'The Alphatude Attitude' To Be Used As Part Of Cur …

The Chicago Dog Coach, Ami Moore, CMT, CMVT is a a leading expert in dog psychology. Her much acclaimed book, 'The Alphatude Attitude' has been made a part of the curriculum at the Vancouver Island College Of Natural Wellness. The program will educate students about the importance of proper animal nutrition and holistic health including proper animal food preparation, alternative healing methods for animals and many other subjects. The program

A New Pipe Organ And Harpsichord Cd By Mehmet Okonsar: The Great Contrapuntal Wo …

SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: "The Art of Fugue" by Johann Sebastian Bach. An internal glimpse at the CD published by Mehmet Okonsar, pianist, composer, conductor and musicologist of Turkish origins. The work is carried out over a delightful organ built on Baroque organ designs. Mehmet Okonsar positioned the tracks order of the CD in a way that the actual Fugues are in groupings by styles i.e. "simple fugues", "rhythmical variations", "inverted fugues" and so forth then

The First DIY Platform For Fan Inspired Merchandise

August 8, 2011 – Music fans of all kinds love nothing more than proudly supporting their favorite artists by buying cool merch. The problem is that most merch just isn’t that cool! SOULBLENDR is inviting music fans to an entirely new “social commerce” marketplace, a site built around fan inspired, designer made music merchandise. Experience a self serve, easy to use commerce platform where musicians/talent of any kind can

Greenspring Resident Receives Lifetime Award from the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA – Emile “Mickey” Zimmerman, currently a resident at Greenspring retirement community, remembers playing in the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s (FSO) first venue at Annandale High School. Zimmerman, who helped to form the group in 1957, was the orchestra’s first Concertmaster when they acquired a permanent concert venue at George Mason University. Zimmerman retired from the FSO in 1991 and was recently presented with the Dorothy Farnham Feuer

James Dean Icon of a Generation This Week at

In death, James Dean became a global megastar. When he passed away in 1955 he had only completed three movies. He was 24-years-old and died in a car accident near Paso Robles, Calif., on the way to a sports car meet. Only one of his movies “East of Eden” loosely based on the novel by John Steinbeck, had been released. After his death two more

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011 – The return of the purple cow.

The world’s largest International Arts festival in Edinburgh, UK has once again arrived in Scotland’s capital which means that the hub around the central buildings of Edinburgh University, known in August as Fringe Central will once again be dominated by the enormous upside-down purple cow, the Udderbelly, which has become synonymous with the spirit of creativity and eccentricity associated with the Fringe. Underbelly Limited was founded in 2000 by entrepreneurs

Claire P. Gordon, Author Of 'The Color Of Music', To Be Featured In New TV Serie …

Claire P. Gordon, author of 'The Color of Music', will be appearing in a new TV series entitled 'A Woman's Pursuit'. The show explores the inner journey of a few special women, whose goals were reached and how these accomplishments helped them give back through creative and/or humanitarian endeavors. "I was surprised," stated Ms. Gordon, "when Deanna Elkin asked if I would be one of the special women on the show

From Country to Contemporary, an exhibition of paintings by Michael James Smith.

From Country to Contemporary. Renowned for skilfully depicting the British landscape, Michael James Smith reveals his remarkable new body of contemporary figurative works at The Colomb Art Gallery, London. Instantly recognisable for their intense detail, Michael James Smith’s British country scenes are inspired by the classic landscape traditions. His works have been compared to that of Constable and Gainsborough, with blissful rivers playing a focal point in most of his paintings. Proving his artistic

The Print Studio offers an easy way to buy original art from the Royal Academy S …

The Print Studio, the home of internationally-renowned printmaker Kip Gresham, is giving art lovers the opportunity to buy world-famous art online. Work featured in the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy, the largest open contemporary art exhibition in the world, can be viewed — and purchased — on The Print Studio website. The work by Stephen Chambers RA is part of a series of screenprints created at The Print Studio in

Miracles, Martyrs and Mexico

Starting immediately the Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund in Baden-Baden, Germany is exhibiting 25 Ex-voto paintings from Mexico in addition to the permanent exhibition of Frida Kahlo “Viva la Vida”. The 25 original Mexican Ex-votos dated from 1918 to 1984 belong to the collection of the Kunstmuseum, and present a kaleidoscope of daily dramas, wishes, dangerous situations where the faith towards a saint or martyr has always helped. "Ex-Votos" are Catholic religious paintings that became

Master Printmaker demonstrates his talent in Falkirk

A unique exhibition of the work of world-renowned artists is being shown at The Park Gallery in Falkirk in July and August. On the 5th and 6th August, visitors will also have the opportunity to hear from, talk to and learn from Kip Gresham, the master printmaker behind the work. The exhibition, In Visible Ink, features a selection of original prints created by artists at The Print Studio in Cambridge. One

The DVD - W.A. Mozart - Don Giovanni – Live from the quarry in St. Margarethen" …

DVD release of the new production of the famous St. Margarethen Opera Festival in Austria The quarry in St. Margarethen is one of Europes most beautiful and astonishing open air arenas and it is also the breathtaking scenery for the yearly opera festival in one of Austrias most beautiful regions. The fusion between art and nature creates an incredible ambiance. This year for the very first time it is the

OnCell Launches Mobile Web 2.0

OnCell, a mobile tour provider serving hundreds of cultural institutions and visitors across the country, has launched a new interactive version of their mobile website: With the goal to improve overall look, feel & functionality, visitors can now expect a more user-friendly and graphical tour experience. This new mobile website serves visitors who carry smartphones and tablets, though OnCell still maintains an accessible and powerful tour experience for all

High Achievers Like Amy Winehouse Who Crash And Burn - Dr Laurie Pappas Offers P …

Amy Winehouse is but the latest example of a highly successful person who came to a tragic and unexpected end. Not all these situations end in tragedy. For many highly successful people, the emptiness they feel manifests instead as depression, lethargy, dissatisfaction, helplessness and hundreds of other debilitating, life destroying conditions. "When we witness a tragedy such as that of Amy Winehouse," stated Dr. Pappas, "many of us can’t help but

VernissageTV: Current Programming August 2011

Basel / Switzerland, August 2, 2011 -- The current programming on VernissageTV has its focus on the 54th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia and the 42th edition of Art Basel, but among the highlights are also No Comment-reports and interviews from VernissageTV's correspondents in France, Poland, Mexico, and Argentina. La Biennale di Venezia The highlight of this year's summer of art, the 54th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale

Winners of Open Art Exhibition Announced by Online Art Gallery

Jupiter, Florida - August 01, 2011 -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its August 2011 art exhibition is now posted on their website and ready to view. The Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery provided to the artists an “Open” theme for this month’s art competition. The gallery received submissions from 21 different countries from around the world and they also received

Michel Montecrossa releases Single ‘The United States Of Planet Earth

‘The United States Of Planet Earth‘, released by Mira Sound Germany on Audio Single and DVD, is Michel Montecrossa’s New-Topical-Song about the way into the future. The song and video ‘The United States Of Planet Earth‘ is available on the Michel Montecrossa Newsletter. Michel Montecrossa says about ‘The United States of Planet Earth’: “Truth or the abyss is the current situation: more greed, more conflicts, more poverty, more injustice, more climate change, more
08-02-2011 | Arts & Culture

Hammerax Releases Indigo Suspended Cymbals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hammerax releases Indigo Suspended Cymbals Hammerax has released a special suspended cymbal line that emits highs, yet has a rich sound. Indigo brand suspended cymbals have a silvery swelling sound, which can grow in volume and move up into very smooth highs. Synthetic cable of unusually high strength is used to hold the cymbal. "This is the strongest fiber available. It is, pound for pound, ten times the

"Liszt-Modern", New CD Release by Mehmet Okonsar

On the bicentenary of Franz Liszt's birth, the Turkish born Belgian pianist released a new CD "Liszt-Modern"; an arresting selection of pieces by Franz Liszt emphasizing the Hungarian composer's most innovative and modern styles. The CD, recorded in Turkey is internationally released through and its affiliates. Liszt is one of the pioneering figures of the nineteenth century and his influence on piano playing as well as on composing for that instruments

Famous Nashville Guitar Shop and Music Store Greets Sledgehammers

World Music Nashville version 2.0. A complete New Store & Venue is brought to life as one of Music City’s most successful musical instrument stores begins an expansive remodel. Instruments & amps are flying out the door to clear way for the project. After 10 happy years in Nashville, a new design and new services are being brought to life. Naturally, a completely new facility requires a grand demolition of

Nicole Berke Continues Her Life On The Road As A Touring Musician While Planning …

New York, New York (Wednesday, July 27, 2011) - Singer, pianist and songwriter Nicole Berke is one of the new breed of young indie artists whose musicianship and song content is both mature and refreshing. This summer, she heads out on a west coast tour, as part of John Craig and The Weekend as they begin promoting the soon to be released NUMBERS CD. Berke is the band’s keyboardist

Strabanzerchen, Fitzebutze and Rumpumpel - Ketterer Kunst sells collection of ch …

Hamburg, 28 July 2011 (kk) – Originally, the colorful drawings and funny titles like Fitzebutze and Rumpumpel were intended for a very young audience. Meanwhile the artistically illustrated children and youth books, which will be auctioned by Ketterer Kunst in Hamburg, also attract the expert's eye of a grown audience. In context of the auction of “Rare Books“ in the new Hamburg location on Holstenwall 5 on 21/22 November, Ketterer Kunst

Prestigious projects in Norway for Eivind Gullberg Jensen: “Arve Tellefsen Music …

Eivind Gullberg Jensen, star amongst the Norwegian conductors and chief conductor of the NDR Radio Philharmonics in Germany, is continuing his triumphant ascent with three prestigious projects in his homeland. On August 4th he will be awarded the “Arve Tellefsen Music Prize” for the second time, at the Olavsfest Dagene in Trondheim. After that Eivind Gullberg Jensen will lead the Norwegian National Youth Orchestra in Mahler´s Symphony No. 2 in

Robert Seidel: Black Mirror First US Solo Show at Young Projects, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, July 28th 2011 Until August 20th, Young Projects, Los Angeles presents Black Mirror - A New Installation and Motion Paintings by the German Artist Robert Seidel. The documentary video of the exhibition is now available online on Youtube and Vimeo. Young Projects is pleased to welcome and present the work of Robert Seidel. This is the artist's first monographic exhibition in the United States, and it will encompass much of

Jazz Legend Bobbi Humphrey Honored at Living Legends Tribute in Harlem July 28, …

NEW YORK, NY -- JULY 27, 2011 -- Flute legend Bobbi Humphrey will be honored at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building Thursday, July 28, 2011. The "Living Legends Tribute" honors Bobbi Humphrey, Roy Ayers, Freddie Jackson, Keith Sweat, GQ, Alyson Moore, Capone, Sarah Dash, Wade Elliott, William Hart of the Delfonics among others. Bobbi Humphrey, named "First Lady of the Flute” has been playing her special brand

Duggal Installs First High Resolution Durst Dye-Sublimation Printer in the U.S.

* Perfect solutions for photographic high quality soft signage and displays In June, 2011, Duggal Visual Solutions, Inc. fully installed the first Durst Rhotex 320 in the United States. The Durst Rhotex 320 is the first industrial speed dye-sublimation printer offering the highest quality fabric printing available. The Durst Rhotex 320 is the first 10.5-foot wide (3.2m) printer developed specifically for fabric / “soft signage” printing. This unique printer not only has

50/50 2nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition

One size and one month only.  We have oodles of artists using various mediums, various styles, but working within the same dimensions. Please join us as we celebrate our second year anniversary with our second annual juried group exhibition.  After an other successful year here at Queen Gallery, working with 120+ artists, we’ve decided to celebrate with as many artist as we can!  From emerging to established, local to international,
07-27-2011 | Arts & Culture
JC Clark

My Days In The Beast: Revealing Diary Of A Captured Terrorist Released By J. C. …

Many of us wonder what goes through the mind of terrorists who wage Jihad on American soil. Nearly everyone wonders what these people think about Americans, and what reasoning lies behind the desire to kill the innocent. J.C. Clark provides a graphic and chilling description in his recent release 'My Days In The Beast: Diary of a Holy Warrior in America'. In this book, several weeks of entries translated from Arabic

TLCs Tattoo School

The latest TLC show titled ‘Tattoo School’ has caused global uproar throughout the tattoo community. Students who seem to lack any foundation in art or design are given two weeks to learn how to tattoo. Without question, righteous indignation from genuine tattoo artists ensued. Tattooing is an art form to which many have dedicated decades and still not achieved the levels to which they aspire. This art form is now

ITIHAAS Anveshan 2011: Shatak Ko Salaam witnesses very enthusiastic response fro …

ITIHAAS Anveshan 2011: Shatak Ko Salaam witnesses very enthusiastic response from young writers 130 schools participate with over 237 entries in the ITIHAAS Young Writers’ Forum Anveshan: The ITIHAAS Young Writers’ Forum 2011: “Shatak ko Salaam" saw a fabulous response from Delhi schools with more than 130 schools participating in the event and over 237 entries being received. The best entries for ANVESHAN 2011 were selected by an eminent jury panel and

New Gift Guide Features Islamic Gifts for Easy Halal Shopping

The problem of struggling to find Islamic gifts is solved thanks to the first ever online Eid Gift Guide. This guide makes halal shopping for festivals and special occasions easy for Muslim men, women, and children. Fort Wayne, IN. Saturday - July 23, 2011 -- The first ever Eid Gift Guide makes halal shopping easy for Muslims everywhere. Find Islamic gifts ( ) made by and for Muslims that feature

Seasons Juried Art Competition Announced by Online Art Gallery

Jupiter, Florida - July 23, 2011 -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a Juried Competition with the theme “Seasons” which 2D artists (Including Photography & Excluding Video) from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for inclusion into the Gallery’s September 2011 online group exhibition. Light Space & Time encourages entries from all 2D artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience
07-25-2011 | Arts & Culture

Photoworld Celebrates 50 Years of Business

Warwick, United Kingdom (18 July, 2011) - Photoworld, one of Europe's largest photo companies, celebrates its 50th year of business in July. Photoworld, part of the hugely successful photo finishers, Cewe Color, began business in 1961 in Oldenburg, Germany. Within only a few years, the company constructed a photo printing lab with a 4,000 square metre production area during the transition from black & white to colour photography. Throughout the 1970s,

President-Obama-Portrait of thousands of US license plates created by wall artis …

Collage of colorful plates of all U.S. states showing President Barack Obama. The Berlin Wall was built on August 13, 1961, and divided Germany for 28 years. On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the erection of the Berlin Wall, the international artist WALLEY BERLIN intends to perform with his wall models a demonstration for freedom and against the destruction of the European idea at the Brandenburg Gate. He sees

Artisan Galleries Announce Exhibition of Bob Dylan Paintings

Essex, United Kingdom (18 July, 2011) – Artisan Galleries, a leading online supplier of affordable fine art with five celebrated galleries across London, are pleased to announce that they are now exhibiting a new collection of graphics drawn by Bob Dylan, as well as being in possession of one of the most iconic pieces from the collection. In 1994, Bob Dylan had several of his drawings published in the book Random

Michel Montecrossa releases Single ‘Talking Lines of Fire’ focusing on default f …

‘Talking Lines of Fire’, released by Mira Sound Germany on Audio Single and DVD, is Michel Montecrossa’s New-Topical-Song about default from Europe to America and everywhere. The video 'Talking Lines of Fire‘ is available on the Michel Montecrossa Newsletter. Michel Montecrossa says about ‘Talking Lines of Fire’: “We, the people, stand in the lines of fire of the battle that rages between governments and banks. It is a terrible fight for who’s

'Widowhood Happens' — Author Gene K. Garrison Releases Her Third Edition Of The …

Gene K. Garrison has recently released the third edition of 'Widowhood Happens'. The book takes a broad and sweeping look at the subject of widowhood through interviews with widows and widowers from all walks of life. The book goes a step beyond this, as it also includes information from a psychologist, lawyer, minister, priest, and heads of service organizations. The purpose of the new edition is to include a

Twilight’s Gil Birmingham Joins Crooked Arrows Cast

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 20, 2011) –Gil Birmingham, known for his role as Billy Black in the Twilight Saga films, will join Superman Returns Brandon Routh in the film Crooked Arrows, a story about a Native American high School Lacrosse team forced to compete against a better equipped and trained local prep school team. Birmingham will play the tribal chairman and father of the entrepreneurial son played by Routh. The


Laguna Beach, California / July 17, 2011 - This year, friendship, community and local history are all playing parts in a major renovation for Hotel Laguna, one of Laguna Beach's best-known landmarks. It's the result of a collaboration between old friends inspired by a sense of history and tradition that harks back to the spirit of cooperation - neighbors helping neighbors - that was at the heart of life in

School of Rock Opens in Saddle Brook September 2011: Jersey Rocks

Who: School of Rock is the nation's leading performance - based rock music program for students from ages 7-18. School of Rock will open in Saddle Brook, New Jersey in September 2011. What: Students will learn the fundamentals of playing an instrument while playing actual rock music on professional equipment taught by real musicians with a curriculum combining private lessons and group rehearsals. School of Rock offers several
07-21-2011 | Arts & Culture

Riderwood Retirement Community Resident Takako Mundel in Silver Spring, MD, Mira …

SILVER SPRING, MD (July 20, 2011) – Nearly 100,000 people were estimated to have been killed when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9, 1945. Riderwood retirement community resident Takako Mundel, who lived in Nagasaki at the time, miraculously survived the bombing. Today – 66 years later -- she remembers the horror as it if were yesterday. Mundel grew up in Nagasaki. She

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein Announces New Members At 'Authors Speaking' For The …

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, nationally recognized author and positive psychologist announced today a sampling of new members on 'Authors Speaking', a social site dedicated to bringing authors and readers together. 'Authors Speaking' allows authors to make virtual visits to classrooms, libraries, bookclubs and bookstores through Skype and other forms of technology. Authors Speaking gives authors and publishers the opportunity to upload photos, bios, book covers, video and book trailers. The site

Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs have received the Swiss Federal Design Award

The gallery KUNSTAGENTEN, together with Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs, are very happy to announce the artists’ selection for the Swiss Federal Design Award 2011, presented by the Swiss Federal Office for Culture. The Berlin-based Swiss artists Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs received the award for works from their series The Great Unreal, produced between 2006 and 2008. The works of all the prize-winning artists and designers will be presented
07-20-2011 | Arts & Culture

Voice Actress Debbie Irwin Co-Narrates Incessant Visions

Over the past year voice over actress Debbie Irwin has been working with Duki Dror on his new documentary, Incessant Visions, an homage to the life of German Jewish Expressionist architect, Erich Mendelsohn. As Nazism expanded out of Germany, Mendelsohn fled, carrying his career through England, Israel, and finally to the Bay area, where he taught at UC Berkeley. Mendelsohn was influenced by Franz Marc and the Blue Rider group; his

Artfact Live! Presents Important American Painting Auction

Artfact Live! presents live online bidding on Coeur d’Alene’s annual auction of rare and important American paintings July 23, 2011. This spectacular auction features fine 19th and 20th century Western & American art, including paintings, sculpture, works on paper and more. The sale features paintings by renowned artists Albert Bierstadt and Charles Mario Russell, and includes over 300 fine works of art from consignors around the country.

Peter Hyams, famous for 2010 & Time Cop, Speaks to Sherwood Oaks College Film Sc …

Summary: Peter Hyams, founder of Peter Hyam’s Production company, spoke to indie writers and producers at a Sherwood Oaks College event in Santa Monica on July 15, 2011. You can learn more about Sherwood Oaks College Film School at Peter Hyams, the remarkable writer, director and producer, spoke to indie writers and producers at a Sherwood Oaks College event in Santa Monica on July 15, 2011. His

Helplessness In The Face Of Unemployment, Foreclosures And Debt - Dr Laurie Papp …

The unprecedented economic downturn has resulted in the massive loss of jobs, huge numbers of foreclosures and a national debt level that is beyond staggering. Americans are suffering like no time in recent history. The natural first response is to levy blame upon those responsible for what may appear to be irrational decisions and political game playing. Dr. Laurie Pappas believes that, rather than wasting time complaining or placing blame,

Thirty-Four Eisner Award Winners and Nominees To Attend Wizard World Chicago Com …

A total of 34 Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards winners (19) and nominees (15) are among the more than 400 comic creators scheduled to attend Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, part of North America’s largest pop-culture tour, August 11-14 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Headliners among the winners include Brian Azzarello (“Flashpoint,” “Batman – Knight of Vengeance”), Gary Friedrich (“Ghost Rider,” “Sgt. Fury and his Howling

Other Edition Presents Metal Summer 2011

A strand of futurism and form permeates metal’s summer issue. Drawing its starting position from Paco Rabanne’s idea that creation should shock, Metal follows the tendency through with articles on the likes of Gareth Pugh, Iris van Herpen and Dal Chodha’s more discursive text on the relationship between technology and this particular area of fashion. The theme is rounded-off feel with the complement of related ideas such as Nicolas Valois’

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