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Throughout April, the Scotch Plains Public Library will host special programs that celebrate the diversity that exists within our community, culminating in a book discussion for members of the community and library staff. Noted children’s book author, Pooja Makhijani, will visit the library on Sunday, April 6, at 1 pm, to read her book, Mama’s Saris, and display a variety of saris for children to touch. The program, for children


The public is invited to the Scotch Plains Public Library on Monday evening, April 14, at 7:30 pm when Barbara Polk Riley speaks about a family tradition and passion that, nurtured over the generations, became a much needed and incomparable resource for local library users. Ms. Riley recently donated more than 2,000 books to the Plainfield Public Library, creating The Barbara Polk Riley African American Book Collection there. Plainfield


Adelaide novelist James Houston Turner, whose recent thriller The Identity Factor was launched in January, 2008, as an official G'day USA satellite event in Los Angeles, will address a breakfast crowd on May 27 at the 60th annual NAFSA convention in Washington, D.C. His previous thriller, The Second Thirteen has been optioned for film. "As a dual American-Australian citizen living in Adelaide, James was a natural choice," says Denise von Wald,

Music-On-The-Hill presents Barbara Fris (soprano) & William Shookoff (piano)

Praised by the Edmonton Journal for her singing “… with sensuous warmth, great reserves of power and emotional expressiveness”, Barbara Fris is one of Canada\'s great singers.  Following her debut in 1984 with the Calgary Opera, the Canadian soprano has had a luminous career on the international opera, concert and recital stages, captivating audiences with her evocative portrayals of opera heroines, her concert performances and recitals -- always to critical

Walking to Jerusalem Inspires a Poignant Tale of Courage and Peacemaking

While many of us dream of making some small impact upon the world, few risk taking it to this extreme. Author Brandon Wilson and his 68-year-old French friend recently completed an eleven-country, two-continent pilgrimage walk for peace from France to Jerusalem. Their courageous journey traced one marched a millennium ago by early pilgrims, Crusaders, and those who were to become the first Knights Templar. They found it fittingly ironic that

Dr. Lee’s Martial Arts Academy features Internationally Recognized Martial Artis …

Riverside, NJ USA – On Sunday April 6, 2008, at 1:00pm Dr. Lee's Martial Arts Academy will be holding a grand opening celebration and open house of its new 2000 sq feet martial arts school. Once a longtime Bank in Riverside, NJ, Dr. Lee has refurbished and redesigned the facility into a martial arts and holistic healing practice. Dr. Lee has traveled extensively throughout Asia for inspiration of

Susan Prislopski Dickens Art Exhibit and Reception at Finger Lakes

A nature artist opens her colorful exhibit at Finger Lakes Gallery and Frame April 18th 2008. Susan Prislopski Dicken’s show, titled “Coming out of the studio” will begin Friday April 18th with a reception with the artist from 5pm to 9pm, and continues through May 10th. The exhibit and reception are free. Susan Prislopski Dickens has been painting since childhood, ever since her father, an avid artist himself, inspired her.

NH Film goes into production with LA actors

NH BASED STAGEWRIGHT FILMS TO SHOOT FILM AT GRANITE MEDIA CENTER LA BASED FUNNY BOY FILMS TO DISTRIBUTE Stagewright Films, the newly formed New Hampshire-based production company has just finalized casting on the first of a series of feature films melding the two worlds of live theatre and film. Stagewright has just signed Los Angeles actors Matthew Jaeger and Robert Mammana to star in David J. Mauriello's two man story JUST SAY LOVE.

Spend A Night On The "Town" With Parker Creek And Doublethink Productions

Parker Creek Productions and DoubleThink Productions celebrate their upcoming film, "Lonesome Town", with a special fundraising event. WHEN: Wednesday, April 2 - 7:00 PM WHERE: Champps 10075 IH-10 West (just off I-10 and Huebner) San Antonio, TX DETAILS: Parker Creek Productions and DoubleThink Productions are introducing their latest production, the noir thriller "Lonesome Town", with a special event inviting guests to participate in the film’s production. “There’s so much going on in the independent filmmaking scene

Winners of 2007 Print Show Exhibit New Work at Asylum Gallery in Sacramento

Asylum Gallery, located inside HQ, 1713 25th St. (25th & R Sts) in Midtown Sacramento presents the three best artists from the National Juried Print Show from April 19th to May 18th. The show features both contemporary print making and traditional painting. There is a Second Saturday reception scheduled for May 10th from 6 to 9 pm. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4

Call for Mail Art

Artists from around the world are invited to send mail art* on the theme Global Warming: A Hot Time in the Old Town! Pieces should be no larger than 8” x 10” (inches) and received by May 15th. All work received will be exhibited from May 24th to June 22nd. A reception will be held on June 14th for Sacramento’s 2nd Saturday festivities, during which many galleries

Art of Life in Limbo, a promising young artist Anup Kumar Chand

Ashok Art Gallery presents Spaces in Transition, an exhibition of contemporary paintings by Anup Kumar chand, who has a Ph. D in Visual Arts, is deeply inspired by the Patta Chitra motifs from Orissa. Commercialisation and exploitation of land is another aspect that Chand expressed his feeling against.The body of work in this exhibition responds to the continuosly changing life scape of contemporary society. At: Triveni Kala Sangam Tansen Marg, New Delhi

San Pedro Theatre Company Names Chip Colvin as Music Director

Chip Colvin, Pianist has joined The Relevant Stage as Music Director. Colvin is known locally in San Pedro for his brilliant work with the Golden State Pops Orchestra. Colvin was born and raised in Houston, TX. He moved to LA two and a half years ago to begin attending USC as a master’s student in the Keyboard Collaborative Arts program studying with Alan Smith. He has extensive

Latino Films - from San Antonio to Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES - Paul Ramirez, a San Antonio, Texas native, is an independent filmmaker and owns an independent production company based in Glendale, California. He has had great success with the release of his first two films Direct-to-DVD. The titles are "Tortillas Again?" (IMDB), a bilingual comedy of errors catered to U.S. Latino audiences about a Latino construction worker that wins the lottery but loses the ticket only to find

The Hamburg Players present: The Dining Room by A. R. Gurney

Sarah, a cool teenager, steals her mother’s liquor in the dining room to impress her friend Helen, and the boys who are coming to visit. Paul and Margery can be found flirting under the old dining table instead of trying to repair it. Peggy and Ted try to discuss their blossoming affair with interruptions from a very noisy and chaotic children’s birthday party. Hilarious stories takes place in the dining

El portal de la construcción Construtecno ya está online

El nuevo portal sobre construcción ya está online. Construtecno ( nace con la intención de cubrir el vacío informativo sobre el sector que existe en la red y se presenta como una herramienta de trabajo muy útil para arquitectos técnicos y superiores, ingenieros técnicos, instaladores, distribuidores, empresarios, interioristas y decoradores. Entre sus puntos fuertes se encuentra la sección de legislación, donde el usuario encontrará más de 2.500 disposiciones legales que afectan

Rare Modernist Posters at International Poster Gallery

BOSTON – International Poster Gallery on Newbury Street presents “Rare Modernist Posters”, an exhibition featuring outstanding selections from the gallery’s extensive holdings of modernist graphic design. Representing a wide variety of subject and countries, the exhibition will be on view March 20 to April 25, 2008. The show is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm

Ethnically Diverse Actors Sought for West Coast Premiere Play

On April 7 and 8, 2008 7PM to 9:30PM - The Relevant Stage is casting Over There/Over Here. Ray Buffer, prod./dir., Kyle Whisner, assoc. prod., Lucas Pakes, production mgr., Karina Farah, casting dir., will audition men and women of all ethnicities at Warner Grand Theatre for the 12 cast members needed for this dramatic look at being young and enlisted in the contemporary U.S. military. Audition Appointments: 818-287-6944 Email submissions: Headshots

Muslim Writers Awards recognise Britain’s literary talent

The annual Muslim Writers Awards will take place on 29th March 2008 at the ICC in Birmingham, and will recognise the breadth and quality of literary talent within the UK’s Muslim community. The Awards have already attracted support from the Prime Minister, local government and celebrity advocates like Jermaine Jackson and James Caan (Dragon’s Den). The ceremony will be broadcast live to millions of viewers across the UK, Europe and

Nicu Liuta: Painting, Remastered by Soul

The Agora Gallery (530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York, NY, 10001) is proud to present Nicu Liuta in The Persistence of Form. Scheduled to run from March 25th through April 15th the collection will feature a captivating selection of Nicu Liuta’s healing works. Nicu Liuta uses both spiritual and painterly strokes to capture the luminescence of our life cycles in his breathtaking expressionistic and figurative paintings. He blends color and

Gayl Sharabi: Boundaries- Personal and Political

The Agora Gallery (530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York, NY, 10001) is proud to present Gayl Sharabi in Five Degrees of Abstraction. Scheduled to run from March 25th through April 15th the collection will feature a captivating selection of Gayl Sharabi’s passionate works. Gayl Sharabi\'s art encompasses a variety of forms, including oil paint, acrylics, watercolors, photography, digital images, handwritten text, and sculpture. Her eclectic body of work consistently invites

"dienacht" #3 - Magazine for Photography, Design and Subculture out now

dienacht“ is an independent, demanding, international and honest magazine aside of the mainstream, which offers a payable alternative to the conventional photo-magazines. There are contributions from all over the world – from Lithuania, Iran, Czech Republic , Taiwan, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom,... brilliant photography-portfolios and reports, graphic-design, texts concerning the backgrounds and hot topics. The photography has an outstanding position, the magazine is addressing to the professionals as well as

TuneUps4Good International Announces Campaign for Gandhi Institute

23 March 2008...New York, NY...HarmonyNet Media Group, is pleased to announce that the InBusiness4Good Project has just released a new campaign, called TuneUps4Good, which will make it possible for those that support Peace worldwide, and have computers, to support the ongoing mission of the Gandhi Institute. This innovative social networking project, will make it possible for anyone that believes in Peace & Non-Violence, to declare a personal Satyagraha, by having

Barren Cross, Legends of Christian Metal Return to the Stage of Intensity

Legends of Christian Rock; Barren Cross stage a return after 14 years of silence. Releasing a Greatest hits and returning to the live stage, once again. Teaming up with the North Coast Agency, an artist management and booking agency out of Lancaster, Pa; the band has begun playing festivals and concerts again as they stage their full comeback. Lancaster, PA, March 20th, 2008: In the early 1980's multi-platinum Hair Metal Legends,

Hollywood welcomes Olympic artists

Art as cultural counterbalance to the Olympic Games // Pacific Design Center hosts the ARTIADE for show in Los Angeles // International films presented in PDC’s Silver Screen Theatre // When the athletes are competing for a place on the victory podium at the Olympic Games in Beijing, about 200 artists of their home countries will represent their culture as well, at the 4th ARTIADE. Hellenic General Secreteriat for the Olympics Games

Mirror for the 21st Century

‘MIRROR FOR THE 21ST CENTURY’ – International Exhibition of Contemporary Art New Orleans, LA, USA – A new programme for emerging contemporary art has planted itself among the arts and cultural renewal of New Orleans, LA, a city that has historically been one of the most international of US cities. In the midst of the post-Katrina landscape BECA gallery is surfacing as a bridge by which emerging contemporary art flows between

6 New Sample Libraries Released From

Since the launch of their new website in April 2007 has grown a rapid reputation throughout the urban and electronic producer’s circuit as one of the best new online resources for audio samples and loops. Their site offers downloadable sample libraries in various urban and electronic genres and also features an online sampler/mixer to demo products. Just Released: Hip Hop Pianos & Organs Over 200 loops of Hip Hop

Gabriella Axelrad Education Foundation Announces Winners of First Ever "LA BALLR …

LOS ANGELES, CA - Sixty kids from six inner city Los Angeles schools danced merengue, rumba, tango, foxtrot and swing in a ballroom dance competition held at the Park Plaza Hotel on Sunday, March 16, 2008 in Los Angeles. Performed to an audience of 500, the event culminated the first ever LA BALLROOM 2008, a ballroom dance program taught by the non-profit Gabriella Axelrad Education Foundation ( and underwritten by


WHAT: Continuing in its mission of promoting and advancing the interests of the Texas film industry, the Texas Motion Picture Alliance (TXMPA) has joined forces with actor, comedian, and Latin pop star – Jade Esteban Estrada (a Texas native) – to present a new workshop for actors, “The Reel Deal with Jade Esteban Estrada: Part 1” WHEN: Saturday, April 12 from 10AM – 5PM WHERE: PrimaDonna Productions - 8603 Crownhill Blvd., (near

State BBQ Championship set to fire up San Juan Bautista, CA on July 12, 2008

San Juan Bautista will become the hottest official destination for participants of the 61st annual Hollister Motorcycle Rally with the addition of an antique motorcycle show and every biker’s favorite food - barbecue, with the Shake, Rattle & Smoke! BBQ competition produced by Fire It Up Events. Cooks from all over the West Coast will compete for a California State Championship title Saturday July 12, 2008. This is a cooking contest


WHAT: Continuing its tradition of providing original live entertainment written and performed by locals (and at Overtime, “local” means everything south of Austin and north of Laredo) for locals, The Overtime Theater presents All Kinds of Hot, a part-comedic, part-dramatic look at the lives of San Antonio firemen. WHEN: Opening Friday, March 21 and running each weekend through April 12. WHERE: 1216 West Ave (between Olmos and Hildebrand). TIME: Thursday, Friday, and

Launch revolutionizes music experience

Lincoln, NE—Announcing a most exciting development for Christian fans and musicians who want to network. The 5000 Music Group is currently launching a major talent search for new Christian music artists while establishing a new virtual community. Started by Chris McConnell, The 5000 Music Group is a unique digital record label with a new approach to nurturing, marketing and selling young, raw Christian talent. Chris McConnell started out as a musician
03-20-2008 | Arts & Culture

WCPE Preview! Features Andrew Manze and the Helsingborg Symphony

Interview with the Conductor to Air Sunday, March 23 WAKE FOREST, N.C. (March 19, 2008)— announces today that its weekly program, Preview!, will feature an interview with Andrew Manze, violinist, music commentator and conductor of the Helsingborg Symphony. The interview will air during the station’s Sunday, March 23 program that runs from 6-9 p.m. “Manze is the violin star of early music,” says Deanna Vassar host of Preview!. “He is known for


A glittering night of glamorous fashion models and important business savvy booker\'s at one of Paris’s premier hotels Last Saturday saw IMJ join the annual banquet fashion show which took place at one of Paris five star hotels. IMJ guest list included a range of booker\'s from all over Europe, and selected some of their hottest model talent to walk the sleek white catwalk. Each model was wearing a selection of

Eight is Never Enough - Come be a Part of the Show

Eight is NEVER Enough is a high energy, fast paced, interactive improv comedy show for ALL AGES. With silly characters, creative situations, and spontaneous reactions the show is greatly inspired by the styles of Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Second City's short form improvisational (improv) comedy. Improv theatre is a comedy form where performers create unscripted and unplanned scenes, songs, and dances from scratch with the

Feather Schwartz Foster to Speak About Colonial First Ladies in Franklin Twp., N …

Franklin Twp., NJ – What were the great contributions of our earliest First Ladies? Find out, when author Feather Schwartz Foster discusses Martha Washington, Abigail Adams and Dolley Madison at a talk at 7 PM, Tuesday, March 18, at the Franklin Township Library, Franklin Township, NJ. A book signing will follow. Author Feather Schwartz Foster, a New Jersey resident, will discuss these interesting women featured in her book

Flashgun Films release new film - King Lear of the Taxi

Flashgun Films UK are proud to announce that their latest film: Taxi Driver - King Lear of the Taxi - will be screened at the England International Film Festival in June 2008. For this venture Flashgun teamed up Davidson Garrett a poet, actor and taxi cab driver in New York City. Davidson Garrett has documented his experiences in a recently published book of poems entitled: “King Lear of the Taxi:

Free Fine Arts Exhibition to be Held at Wealden House

The work of 2 artists on display in Sussex for 4 weeks The paintings, mainly oils, include landscapes from the West Country and Sardinia, portraits and still life. They can be viewed free of charge from 9am-5pm Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays) from Monday 17th March until Friday 11th April. “We've worked together on mural projects many times and we often talk about what we've got on our easels so, recently,
03-14-2008 | Arts & Culture

A City by City Guide to Living and Working in Australia

The ultimate guide to everything you need to know about emigrating to Oz… Migration to Australia is not always straightforward, nor is it the right choice for everyone. ‘Living and Working in Australia’, is designed to assist people in making an informed decision ahead of taking the huge step to relocate. It will equip readers with enough information to prepare them for the day-to-day realities of living and working in Australia,

The Drummer Café Adds a New Entrée to Its Multimedia Menu … DrummerCafé.TV

Bart Elliott’s Drummer Café, a premier drum/percussion community website for drummers and percussionists around the world, proudly announces the latest addition to its entrée menu … DrummerCafé.TV! The Drummer Café is widely known as having one of the best drum/percussion forums on the Internet, but over the past seven years has grown into a leading supplier of drumming news, reviews, interviews, lessons, articles and audio/video resources. Like much of the

Archaeological Sensation in Austria

Scientists from the University of Vienna unearth the earliest evidence of Jewish inhabitants in Austria Archaeologists from the Institute of Prehistory and Early History of the University of Vienna have found an amulet inscribed with a Jewish prayer in a Roman child's grave dating back to the 3rd century CE at a burial ground in the Austrian town of Halbturn. The 2.2-centimeter-long gold scroll represents the earliest sign of

Vernissage TV broadcasts live and interactive from Open Space / Art Cologne 2008 …

Basel, March 13, 2008 - As a premiere Vernissage TV art tv will be broadcasting the Open Space Art Talks program live and interactive from the international art fair Art Cologne 2008. This live program will stream as Web TV Special on the Art Cologne, Open Space and Vernissage TV websites on April 16-18, 2008. The live coverage not only provides art lovers with the opportunity to attend the Open Space

The Red Wednesday, a fire-connected festivity

"Give me your fiery red color/ take back my wintry sallowness." The Red Wednesday, counts among the only two extant one of those fire-connected festivities. It is an annual ritual which is held on the eve of the last Wednesday of the Iranian year. From among the Aryan festivals and feasts, some of the most important ones pertained to fire, the symbol of good health, cultivation, light, and purity to the

Free Dance Magazine Opens a World of Audition Opportunities to Australian Dancer …

Dance starts here…Dance Informa is Australia’s new Internet Based Dance Magazine and is the place where dreams begin. Designed to educate dancers about the happenings of the Australian Dance Scene, Dance Informa is Australia’s only online dance magazine and is sent straight to dancers’ email boxes. It opens up the world of opportunity to Australian dancers by informing them of all the dance auditions, events, workshops and performances happening across
03-12-2008 | Arts & Culture

WCPE Releases “Ave Maria” CD

Compilation Highlights Sacred Music Through the Centuries WAKE FOREST, N.C. (March 12, 2008) – “Great Sacred Music” host Ken Hoover of WCPE, TheClassicalStation.Org, announces today the release of the station’s CD “Ave Maria: Gregorian Chants to Today’s Favorites.” It includes vocal, ensemble and instrumental interpretations. The poetic music ranges from Gregorian and Russian chants to late twentieth century favorites by Rachmaninov and Biebl. “It is a collection of inspirational

New novel, “Anonymous” written in Palahniuk style

March 11, 2008 - Jason Tanamor, award-winning writer and author, has a new novel out called, “Anonymous.” The novel is a series of stories. Stories are what make the world go round. And they’re also what keep a group of prisoners going. Everyday, locked up in their cell, these prisoners spill their guts to the others through toilets and drain pipes, hoping to “pass” the time until they are able


Sample Developer, Inspiration Sounds, have announced new ACID Loops and Apple Loops editions of their much acclaimed “Funked Up” Sample series. They have completely re-formatted the series into ACIDized Wave files for ACID Pro and Apple Loops for Garageband, Logic, Final Cut Pro and Soundtrack. About Funked Up: Funked Up was recorded in the Inspiration Sounds’ Pro Tools HD studio and it features 770MB of the finest funky house and funk

CPI is an Online Indian outsourcing Graphic design firm offering professional Cl …

Bangalore, India, 11 March, 2008: Clipping Path India (CPI) is a professional graphic design firm. As an online outsourcing company, CPI is providing professional Clipping path & Photoshop Masking at low cost. Clipping Path India provides offshore overnight service for their clients. CPI can provide only 6 hours turnaround time depend on complexity and number of images. CPI will provide discount for bulk images (Fixed number of images for per

A Sign Of The Times of the Carolinas 8th Annual Black History Concert

(Charlotte, North Carolina) – March 6, 2008 – A Sign Of The Times of the Carolinas (ASOTT) celebrates African – American women and their heritage during their 8th Annual Black History Concert. The concert entitled “The Quilt: Covering Mothers, Mommies and Mamas” event will take place Saturday, March 29th in the West Charlotte High School Auditorium (2219 Senior Drive) at 6:00 PM. The performance will highlight the beauty,

Amazon Semifinalists Launch

Community Creates Literary Site for Networking and Promotion CHICAGO, Illinois – March 10, 2008 –, an online showcase, network and marketplace for writers, was launched on March 1, 2008. ABNA Books is a place for writers to present their work, keep track of fellow writers’ news and publications, and get the attention of publishers and agents. What began as a group of entrants and semifinalists in the “Amazon Breakthrough Novel

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