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Join us for The Eighth Annual Zephyrhills Celtic Festival and Highland Games on Saturday March 1 and Sunday March 2. Immerse yourself in the soul stirring sounds of the Great Highland bagpipe, root for your favorite kilted strongman in the Scottish Heavy Athletics, and marvel at the skill and grace of the Highland dancers. Enjoy day long entertainment featuring The Wild Highlanders ancient weapon demonstrations, The Irish Angels,

International Interns Evening in Beijing

Beijing, Tuesday 19th February 2008. Following the great success of its first networking event attracting more than 100 people, the Beijing Hutong School is organizing its second International Interns Evening on Wednesday, February 20th, 2008. “We have never heard about something like that before here in Beijing!” says Ferry Rebergen, the sales manager of the Beijing Hutong School, about the origin of the idea. Usually held in smart places for businessmen trying

President Proclaims "Sword Swallower's Day"

HARTSELLE, AL -- On Thursday, February 28, 2008, Sword Swallowers around the world will celebrate \"International Sword Swallower\'s Awareness Day\" by doing what they do best - Swallowing swords! Sword Swallowers Association International (SSAI) President Dan Meyer proclaimed February 28th, 2008 as \"International Sword Swallower\'s Day\" to raise awareness of sword swallowers around the world. Sponsored by SSAI, “International Sword Swallower’s Awareness Day” has been set for February 28th in Offers Coffee Connoisseurs Unique Opportunities

Refurbished Espresso Machines From High End Manufacturers Like Jura Make Superior Quality Equipment Less Of A Splurge, More Of A Pleasure Marlboro, NJ – February 18, 2008. People who take their coffee and espresso seriously know that is one of America’s most reliable and knowledgeable sources for high end coffee and espresso machines. What they may not be aware of is that does double duty for them: also Heads in a New Direction

BRANTFORD, ON -, created by long time independent music supporter Theraisa K (known mostly in the industry as Wednesday Elektra), will be undertaking a new focus and direction in 2008. "I've decided that the best way to stay on top of my creative side is to continue rotating my services,” Theraisa explains. “Last year I focused primarily on Creative Writing and the year before on Graphic/Web Design. This year I’m

German-Venezualien Art Exchange: The Velada Santa Lucia in Maracaibo/Venezu …

WTC and holzhauer hamburg are proud to announce their participation in VELADA SANTA LUCIA, an annual art festival taking place in Marcaibo, Venezula from March 7th to 10th 2008. As cutting edge galleries from Hamburg we were invited by the board of Velada Santa Lucia e.V., a non profit association dedicated to broaden cultural exchange between Venezuela and Germany, to curate an exhibition program for the Maracaibo art festival. Velada Santa

Film festival experts share their strategies for getting the most out of a film …

Los Angeles, Calif - February 15, 2008 - Charles Belk, President and Chief Branding Officer of Charles Belk Management, will join other members of the film festival community on a panel to share their expertise on \"Film Festival Strategies: Getting into and getting the best out of film festivals.\" Taking place as part of the 16th Annual Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), the panel will address those pressing questions from
02-15-2008 | Arts & Culture

Pat Fraley Launches Podcast Covering Automatic Dialog Replacement

Pat Fraley, voice teacher, voice actor and author, is this week's expert on the podcast Voice Over Experts, the most popular and subscribed to voice over podcast for beginner and professional voice actors. Pat will be teaching a two-day event on Voice Matching / Replacement, and Group ADR Technique in Los Angeles in a month, so this podcast is timely as well as informative. In Pat Fraley’s lecture entitled, "Voice

Black & White Photography at Asylum Gallery in March 2008

William Obernesser shows new landscape, still life and architectural photography from March 8th to April 13th at Asylum Gallery inside HQ: Headquarters for the Arts, 1719 25th St., (25th & R Sts, behind the gray fence) in midtown Sacramento, CA. Two artist’s reception are planed for 2nd Saturday, March 8th and April 12th from 6 to 9 pm. Normal gallery hours are Saturday and Sundays from
02-15-2008 | Arts & Culture

PicassoMio Joins ARCO in Celebrating Brazilian Art

In accord with the Annual Madrid International Contemporary Art Fair’s (February 13-18th) decision to spotlight Brazilian artists and art themes as part of the 27th edition of ARCO, Madrid and Miami-based art gallery PicassoMio is offering a 5 percent discount on all Brazilian art. Brazil will be featured as the special guest in this year’s festival and over 32 galleries are estimated to show Brazilian art. PicassoMio is offering

Celebrating Carl Spitzweg’s 200th birthday. Special auction at Ketterer Kunst

Ketterer Kunst presents a choice selection of the artist’s works at a special auction Hamburg, 13 February 2008, (kk) - Comical, grotesque, classic, Near Eastern and extremely nature-loving: that sums up the “Spitzweg Phenomen”, featured at a special Ketterer Kunst auction in Hamburg on 5 April 2008. Fifteen works by the apothecary who painted will be called at the auction of Old Masters and Art of the 19th Century/Marine Art. Executed
02-14-2008 | Arts & Culture

WCPE Preview! Features Carolina Ballet of Raleigh, N.C.

Interview With the Artistic Director to Air Sunday, February 17 WAKE FOREST, N.C. (February 13, 2008)— announces today that its weekly program, Preview!, will feature an interview with Artistic Director Robert Weiss of the Carolina Ballet. The interview will air during the station’s Sunday, February 17 program that runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Weiss will talk to WCPE’s Rise and Shine host David Ballantyne about his many

Kolok Gallery Exhibition - Wunderkammer: New Paintings by Joshua Field

Opening Reception Saturday, February 16th 6:00-8:00 PM North Adams, MA – Kolok Gallery is proud to present WUNDERKAMMER: New Paintings by Joshua Field. This special winter exhibition, which runs February 16 through March 22 features new mixed media paintings, murals and installation works by Kolok Gallery artist Joshua Field. WUNDERKAMMER is a German word meaning Cabinet of Wonders. Like the curiosity cabinets of Renaissance Europe, which were encyclopedic collections that brought unlikely

Green Mountain Opera Festival Announces 2008 Events

Waitsfield, VT – International opera performers, world renowned directors, and emerging opera artists will all come together this June in the Green Mountains of Vermont for the 2008 Green Mountain Opera Festival. This three week operatic Vermont sojourn is now in its third year under internationally acclaimed artistic director and bass, Taras Kulish. The Green Mountain Opera Festival begins on June 1st and explores the art and beauty

Italian Fashion Designer lost at Sea

Italian design talent Ritardo Malachiese is missing with his 30ft sailing yacht, "Lao Wei Kok" in the yellow sea since Friday last week. Malachiese and his boat where last seen on Friday the 8th leaving Qingdao for a day trip. The fashion designer is in Qingdao celebrating the Chinese New Year, prior to the opening of his first outlet in Beijing in April this year. His personal assistant and PR

Fortuna Music Mart Attends NAMM, Builds Repertoire with Michael Kelly Guitars, B …

Small Guitar Companies Manufacture Noteworthy Instruments; Fortuna Music Mart Pleased to be Among Elite Group of Dealers Fortuna, CA – February 5, 2008. Mid-January 2008 found the staff of Fortuna Music Mart traveling to Anaheim, in Southern California, to attend the NAMM Show. The NAMM Show, the largest trade show for music products in the U.S., is held in Anaheim every year, and Fortuna Music Mart was pleased to attend. This

Brian Horton's Scars Contest - Presentation of the Winner

Strychnin Gallery, MySpace Germany and Brian Horton present the winner of the Scars Contest Germany on February 29th, beginning at 7 pm. “You are female, you enjoy art and you’ve always wanted a painter to portray you in oil?” This is the question that Berlin’s Strychnin Gallery and the international friend platform MySpace posed on MySpace in September. Countless women and young girls applied to be painted in oil by Brian
02-12-2008 | Arts & Culture
Neo NohCon


BUFFALO, NY- February 12, 2008- Neo Nohcon, an intimate indie-college con in Buffalo, New York on March 7-8, is excited to announce the final lineup of guests and bands for 2008 including: Kyle Hebert, Samantha Inuoe Harte, Antimere Robinson, Michael “Mookie” Terracciano, Lucien Dodge, Professors Brent and Marj Wilson, Brian Hammer, Christian Brandjes, and Mary Hertzel. Bands include ARMCANNON, AXIS, Double Bass64, The Dance Macabre, and Break This Silence for the

Do You Nomi? A group exhibition celebrating the art and music of Klaus Nomi

Opening at Strychnin Gallery Berlin on February 22nd, 2008, 7 pm, Res Pira Lab and Strychnin Gallery present an exhibition dedicated to German singer and performer Klaus Nomi. With his visionary performance art and black and white make-up, countertenor Klaus Nomi was a highly influential New Wave figure. Although he was famous in his lifetime – especially in Paris and New York, where he influenced David Bowie – Nomi died before achieving

Gospel & Jazz Protege Gears Up His Record Label For A Stunning 2008

RichEscape Music, founded by Terrence Richburg, a multi-talented musician, artist and producer hailing from one of gospel music’s pioneering families, is preparing to move into 2008 with a dynamic set of projects waiting in the wings. Richburg, nephew to the late jazz great Ronnie Wells and son of the late John & Wilhelmina Richburg, of the ground-breaking gospel group and former Atlantic Records recording artist, The Richburg Singers, has played

Daniel Harding leads the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Violinist Isabelle Faust i …

The Mahler Chamber Orchestra (MCO) today announced its tour of Italy in February and March 2008. Concerts in Pavia (7 February) and Torino (8 February) mark the first part of the tour, with MCO Music Director Daniel Harding conducting an all-Dvořák programme featuring the Violin Concerto and Symphony No. 7. MCO\'s Italy tour will be continued in March, when the ensemble will perform concerts in Cremona (10 March), Bologna (11

Pastoral Scenes by Grace McKee

Agora Gallery is proud to present Grace McKee in Elemental Realms Exhibition Dates: February 29, 2008 through March 20, 2008 Opening Reception: Thursday, March 6, 2008, 6-8 pm Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11am - 6pm Grace\'s work may be seen on About Grace Greatly influenced by the variety and palette of her childhood in India, artist Grace McKee emerges as a master of color

"Noose", Painting By Haitham Eid, On Display At NO African American Museum

New Orleans, LA – February 5, 2008. Artist Haitham Eid exhibits his latest painting “Noose” in the 8th Annual Martin Luther King Exhibit at New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture and History at 1418 Governor Nicholls St., New Orleans LA 70116. The exhibit was opened on January 21, 2008 and continue to April 21, 2008. At the second floor in the New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture

The First International Art Exhibit

New Orleans, LA – January 22, 2008. Payson Center for International Development and Technology Transfer, Tulane University is delighted to host the First International Art Exhibit as part of the Second Annual Symposium on the Relations Between the United States and the Islamic World. The exhibition will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 from 8:30am to 5:30pm in Tulane University Center, Kendall Cram Lecture Hall. The First International Art
02-06-2008 | Arts & Culture

New look for LazyMask

LazyMask, one of the pioneering clipping path company in the industry, officially released its new website this week. They have kept the changes very minimal with the tutorials page being the notable addition. “I don\'t think there is a need to surprise our clients with an over-all change in the design. LazyMask is a brand and the website is a part of it,” Jane Kirk said in the interview. LazyMask

Kaululehua Hawaiian Cultural Center: February 2008 Classes

The Kaululehua Hawaiian Cultural Center in South San Francisco is pleased to announce a new weekly class: HULA FOR NEW MOMS AND MOMS-TO-BE every Friday at 9:00am. Our first class will begin on Friday, February 8, 2008 and will include basic hula movements, Hawaiian poetry and history. This is a great opportunity for moms and our “newest hula dancers” to get active in a fun and nurturing family

Westwood Announces Second Annual Fall Art Contest

Denver, CO, January 28, 2008 – Last week Westwood College Online announced the winners of its second annual Westwood Choice Online Art Contest. The goal of this contest is to engage students to show off their artistic abilities and provide them with professional experiences toward their chosen career. First, second and third place awards in addition to 6 honorable mention awards have been given to the winning contest entrants,

Art to give away for free - The artfragmentpuzzleproject is going to start

The artist Wolfgang Sandt is going to start the artfragmentpuzzleproject a worldwide art project for virtual and reallife communication, whith art contributing in a playful way to communication beetween people from different continents. "Works of art are created, sold, given as presents", Sandt explains. "People love them or get annoyed by them. Works of art are robbed, thrown away or end up in the attic.Works of art are missing, are looked

19th Annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art - April 25 …

Festival/Conference Dates: Friday April 25, 2008: 10am - 10pm; Saturday, April 26, 2008: 9:30am-5pm; Sunday, April 27, 2008: 10am-3:30pm Opening Reception for 30 Ceramics Sculptors: Friday, April 25, 2008, 7pm-10pm 30 Ceramic Sculptors Exhibition Dates: April 23 - May 24, 2008 The annual Ceramics Festival, hosted by the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts enters into its 19th year and continues to bring the leading national and international ceramic artists to Northern California

Hula for New Moms and Moms to be

South San Francisco, CA – The Kaululehua Hawaiian Cultural Center in South San Francisco is pleased to announce a new weekly class: HULA FOR NEW MOMS AND MOMS-TO-BE every Friday at 9:00am. Our first class will begin on Friday, February 8, 2008 and will include basic hula movements, Hawaiian poetry and history. This is a great opportunity for moms and our “newest hula dancers” to get active in

Teen Fantasy Novel LYMERIA Nominated For The International Eric Hoffer Award

Atlanta, GA/January 31, 2008 – The teen fantasy novel LYMERIA (ISBN 978-0-595-45268-2, iUniverse, 2007) and its 15 year old author, Kristina Coia, were nominated for the Eric Hoffer Book Award. The Eric Hoffer Award was established in the memory of the philosopher, Eric Hoffer and recognizes the best in independent books. The Award is given annually and winners will be announced in April 2008. “I am honored that LYMERIA
02-01-2008 | Arts & Culture

WCPE Expands Offerings to Mandarin Speaking Audience

New Web site Reaches World’s Largest Language Population WAKE FOREST, N.C. (January 31, 2007)—Curtis Brothers, outreach director for WCPE,, announces today that WCPE Member Paul C. Hsieh has developed a Mandarin-language Web site to promote the availability of Great Classical Music, 24 Hours a Day to the Mandarin Chinese speaking audience. Hsieh created the site so that Chinese-speaking music lovers will have a name that is easier to

The Art Institutes Poster Design Competition Call for Entries

[PITTSBURGH, JANUARY 30, 2008] – High school students interested in a graphic design career will have a unique opportunity to exercise their artistic talents by entering The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts Poster Design Competition 2008. The deadline to enter the competition is February 8, 2008. Students will be asked to create original poster artwork that expresses the slogan, “Life is Better With Art In It.” Approximately
01-30-2008 | Arts & Culture

„Minimum-Maximum“ in the Gallery BWA Lublin/PL

Where blood and crude oil flow - Kurt Fleckenstein in the footsteps of minimal-art: Game of the Kings - blood and crude oil The renowned gallery BWA in Lubin is the art center of concretism in Poland. With the exhibition “Minimum-Maximum” the gallery director Andrzej Bielawsk wants to demonstrate that the genre of minimal art by far has has not come to an end but that the art of “achieving a

Sculptor and Photographer Combine Forces

Horn and Ginsburgh -Hofkin - Two remarkable women exhibit at the Nina Bliese Gallery Minneapolis, MN - The Nina Bliese Gallery features two internationally recognized women artists to start the 2008 season, Robyn Horn and Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin. The exhibit runs from February 18 through March 28, 2008. The Opening is Thursday February 21st from 5PM to 8PM. Robyn Horn lives and works in Arkansas. Her sculptures have been recognized around

Checker Sedan Serves Attendees at Meadow Brook Event

One of the premier automotive events of the year, The Meadow Brook Concours d\'Elegance attracts thousands of auto enthusiasts to see the beautiful, unusual and rare in the automotive world. It\'s also a great place to be seen arriving in a luxury sedan or limo. \"In the 1920’s, the first Concours d’Elegance was staged in France,\" explained Tim McCarthy, Checker Sedan President. \"The custom automobile coachbuilders and fashion couturiers of

A New Voice of The Pacific

As recognised by Norman Meehan, Associate Director of the New Zealand School of Music, Tamar McLeod Sinclair is "easily among the best jazz voices to emerge in the last decade." Being one of the few solo female artists to hark out of New Zealand to take on the European market, Tamar`s brave and extraordinary journey in Europe reaches from the dark eastern mountains of Tatra, Slovakia, to the formidable

New polish way of life - Kurt Fleckenstein in the Gallery Profil in Poznan

Big Macs for Lord’s Supper - A mirror for the Polish society Kurt Fleckenstein opens a big solo exhibition on the 4th of July in the municipal gallery “Profil” of Poznan. In the prestigious premises of the castle of Posen Fleckenstein holds a mirror up to the modern Polish society. He reflects the “New Polish Way of Life” critically as he spends half his time in Poland and is almost addressed

New Radio Show Declares War on Apathy With Biting Wit and Youthful Likeability

SEATTLE, WA, January 28, 2008 -- Politickin Radio, a refreshingly funny, irreverent and young radio show was re-launched this January in hopes of bringing back intelligent dialogue to the airwaves. Politickin Radio's hosts, "Andre and Ambra" are young newlyweds and self-proclaimed "rebels" who became exhausted with the lack of relevant offerings in the talk radio genre. Such a frustration resulted in the creation of a radio show that breaks all

New Thriller CrossFire Across The Crossroads Dazzles Mystery Thriller Fans

Atlanta, GA/January 28, 2007 – CrossFire Across the Crossroads (ISBN 9781598582796, dog ear publishing, 2007) by novice author Victor Bose has been released nationally. The gripping mystery thriller is the first book by Bose and has opened to critical acclaim. CrossFire Across the Crossroads is the first in a three book series that will span three generations of the protagonist family, the McMillans. “I have always been an avid

Geometry, Movement and Emotion by Lee Hutton

Agora Gallery is proud to present Lee Hutton in Vivid Beauty Exhibition Dates: February 5, 2008 through February 26, 2008 Opening Reception: Thursday, February 7, 2008, 6-8 pm Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11am - 6pm Lee\'s work may be seen on About
01-28-2008 | Arts & Culture

PLAY.FM and quartier21/MQ Offer Scholarships for DJs and Club Culture Artists

VIENNA, Austria (28 Jan, 2008) PLAY.FM in Co-Operation With the Artist-In-Residence Program of quartier21/ MuseumsQuartier Wien Offers Two Scholarships for Talented Artists of the DJ and Club Culture “PLAY.FM, with more than 8,000 DJ-sets and concert recordings, is the Internet’s largest audio database for DJ- and club culture. We owe this to a vital club culture without which PLAY.FM would not have been possible. Therefore we want to promote young talent Semifinalist Gaining Support with Worldwide Reviews

CHICAGO, Illinois - January 28, 2008 – Recently selected as a Semifinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Valya Dudycz Lupescu\'s debut novel, The Silence of Trees, has gained positive reviews from places as far away as London, England; Dublin, Ireland; Tokyo, Japan; and Georgetown, Guyana; and from all over the United States. Lupescu’s novel is set in Ukraine during World War II, as well as in Chicago in the

'History' Comedian Returns to St. Petersburg for Encore Performance

January 27, 2008 - New York, N.Y. - Vicarious Productions is proud to announce the encore performance of ICONS: The Lesbian and Gay History of the World, Vol. 2, a solo musical written and performed by internationally acclaimed solo theatre artist Jade Esteban Estrada (2005 Performance Artist of the Year) at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2008. The performance will be held at Lakewood United Church of Christ located at

‘Connection’ – Inaugural International Exhibition of Contemporary Art - New Orle …

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 New Orleans and the larger contemporary art community abroad. The

Moroccan mosaic tiles are the new trend among interior designers worldwide

Moroccan tiles are a testimony to their deep heritage and rich culture and are usually handmade or handcrafted. The practice of making handcrafted Moroccan tiles has been passed down through the ages. They are the true epitome of Moroccan culture and heritage. They showcase the different colors and designs that have influenced Moroccan design since the early days of Middle Eastern culture. Many people have loved the designs and the

BETA Records to Sign 100 Indie Artists in 2008

Combining the modern approach of a online record company with traditional brick-and-mortar operations, BETA Records defies the trend of industry cutbacks and will offer contracts to 100 independent artists. Rebelling against the current downturn for traditional record companies, Chris Honetschlaeger, President of BETA Records (, has announced a new generation of record deal which partners the company with the artist in a non-exclusive three song contract and plans to sign 100

Vernissage TV Uploads its New, Wide-screen Format

The pioneer of art-world television on the Internet brings its viewers an upgrade to 16:9, doubling the previous format size January 25, 2008 -- Since its founding in September, 2005, Vernissage TV--the Internet pioneer in art-world television--has produced, published and archived over 750 episodes about contemporary art, design and architecture. During Art Basel 2007, Vernissage TV recorded 24,000 downloads a day. Since then, the number of viewers and subscribers has


From writer/director Andrew Robinson comes a tremendously personal look inside one of our nation’s great tragedies, as seen through his eyes as a survivor. Based on actual events, \"April Showers\" is about picking up the pieces in the direct aftermath of one of America’s growing epidemics: school violence. As an active student at the school, Andrew was friends with many of those lost and forever affected by the tragedy. His film,

“New Horizons: Stunning Acquisitions for the New Year”

BOSTON – Discover “New Horizons” at International Poster Gallery on Newbury Street, an exhibition featuring a stunning array of recent additions to the Gallery’s collection. Poster categories range from travel & tourism to more tangible delights like food, fashion and other objects of desire. The newly acquired works, along with others from the gallery’s extensive collection, will be on view February 1 through March 14, 2008. The

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