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Record entry: 2,000 Filmmakers Aiming for ”Golden Horsemen”

Applications deadline for 20. Filmfest Dresden now passed | More than 2,000 short films in total submitted | Diverse range of international activities in advance | As part of “Land of Ideas” initiative, film festival is “Location of the Day” on opening day (15.4.2008) The application deadline for the 20. Filmfest Dresden is over. Right now, a team of eight short film experts are viewing the potential contributions and

Foursided Gallery Presents: Where The Buffalo, the Art of Anna Kipervaser and Ja …

Foursided Gallery presents Where The Buffalo Roam, an exhibition featuring the art of Anna Kipervaser and Jake Watling, who invite us to explore the elements of human and animal nature, and the environments we inhabit. Where The Buffalo Roam will run from: February 1st through February 29th

Checker Sedan Reaches All Major Music Venues In Detroit

Checker Sedan now offers service to all major music venues in and around the city of Detroit. These include venues such as DTE Energy Music Theatre, The Palace of Auburn Hills, Meadow Brook Hall. It\'s been a popular summer concert venue for more than 35 years now. The DTE Energy Music Theatre is a 15,274-seat amphitheater located in Clarkston, Michigan and one of several large music venues in the southeast

The Full Count Big Band Returns to the YM-YWHA of Union County

It’s time to dance to the beat of Swing/Big Band music as NCJW, Union County Section and the YM-YWHA of Union County invite the community to its sixth annual Swing Dance at the “Y” on Sunday, January 20, 2008 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. In the event of inclement weather, please call the “Y” at (908) 289-8112 for confirmation of event date. This FREE event is open to all for

Perth singing sensation Samantha Jade Signs with Los Angeles PR Firm

Now signed to America's Jive Records - the same label as Pink, Backstreet Boys, and Justin Timberlake -, signs on with Los Angeles-based PR firm, Celebrity Nightlife Publicity, Inc... CN Publicity, Inc. - LOS ANGELES, CA, January 19, 2008 — Perth singing sensation Samantha Jade has finally finished her debut album in the United States - four years after leaving the Australian shores to chase big-time success. Jade, now

Earthy Human Beings by Jasnica Klara Matić

Agora Gallery is proud to present Jasnica Klara Matić in Enigmatic Visions. 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 Jasnica's work may be seen onć.aspx About Jasnica Jasnica Klara Matić’s mixed media work is a bevy of twinned representations. Her compositions are organic both in

Imaginative World by Efrain Cruz

Agora Gallery is proud to present Efrain Cruz in The Allegory of Form. 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 Efrain\'s work may be seen on About Efrain Applying wild colors with fervent brushwork, Efrain Cruz paints with intensity well beyond the norm. Soaked with

A wonderful culteral museum to visit in Vermont

Vermont is a great place to visit for many different reasons, We have our Scenic Green Mountains that are absolutely beautiful anytime of year. The Green Mountains are popular for Skiing, Hiking or just taking in the beauty while traveling our Vermont country roads. During the spring and fall alike Vermont is a welcome place to tourists. Tourists come to Vermont in many different ways such as Vermont Tour Buses,

Dreamtime Art from Down Under beckons US Collectors

La Jolla CA – January 9, 2008 – Molloy Gallery of La Jolla announced today that it will be holding the first major US exhibition of works by renowned Australian Aboriginal artist, Kudditji Kngwarreye (pronounced “koo-ba-gee noo-war-uh”). A satellite exhibition of LA art week, the show will be held January 25-27 in the Marquee Ballroom at the Doubletree Hotel in Santa Monica. Titled ‘Dreamtime’, the exhibition will feature 30 original works

A Plethora of Young, San Pedro-Based Talent Complements the Diverse Cast of "Act …

Aspiring dancers, professional dancers, aspiring actors and professional actors all come together to create a stage experience like no other in The Relevant Stage’s “Acts of Desperation” opening January 31, at the historic Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, California. Acts of Desperation is a new theatre production that combines an adaptation for the stage of a multiple award winning documentary film with a provocative one-act play while infusing both with
01-18-2008 | Arts & Culture

WCPE Offers Birthday Tribute to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart Madness to Air January 25 through 27 on WAKE FOREST, N.C. (January 17, 2007)—William Woltz, music director for WCPE,, announces today that the station is offering Mozart Madness the weekend of January 25 in recognition of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s birthday. The weekend radio festival will capture the full range of Mozart’s compositions, beginning at 8 a.m. ET on January 25 with “Overture to the Marriage of Figaro.”

A new exhibition space in Venice

FONDACO DELL’ARTE - To promote modern and contemporary art projects and encourage cultural development, Arte Communications manages and rents the exhibition space at Fondaco dell'Arte, a historical Venetian building founded between the sixteenth and the seventeenth century. Venice, historically linked to the maritime trade, inherited from Arabian culture the architectural model of the so-called "fondaco", importing it to the Venetian lagoon to provide storage spaces for merchants. The unique

Chinese Consumer Goods Fair Continues on the Path of Success

January 2008 - After last year’s success, the China International Consumer Goods Fair (CICGF) in Ningbo enters its seventh year. From 8 – 12 June 2008 companies from the international consumer goods industry will be present at the leading event for quality and branded products. Each year the importance of the trade fair grows. Currently, almost 20 percent of Chinese consumer goods are manufactured in Ningbo and the surrounding area,

Morrison Hershfield returns to exhibit at 2008 Government & Health Technologies …

January 14, 2008 - Toronto, Canada – WowGao Inc. today announced that Morrison Hershfield will return in 2008 to exhibit at the upcoming 2008 Government & Health Technologies Conference and Expo, scheduled on April 15 & 16, 2008 at the Design Exchange in Toronto, Canada. Morrison Hershfield also participated at WowGao’s 2007 Financial Services Technology Forum. Morrison Hershfield's technology facilities group specializes in the design and construction of data centres and

New Abenaki Indian museum has opened in Vermont

A new museum dedicated to the Vermont Abenaki Indian culture and heritage has opened in East Montpelier. The museum aims to teach visitors about the Abenaki people through historical items on display in the museum as well as a classroom that will be offering various classes geared around the Abenaki heritage. Owner Todd Hebert is very proud of his heritage. The Abenaki’s were recognized by The State Of Vermont in

London Art Exhibition at The Colomb Art Gallery

Former BBC scenic artist Annie Ralli and The Colomb Art Gallery present a series of stunning London based night scene paintings. Ralli’s unique stylised paintings are recognisable to all, Londoners and tourists alike. From familiar city wide hotspots to the solitary texting youth, each piece is a snapshot of the city that we all know. This present series of paintings were developed from a piece commissioned early last year. Her private client


Exhibition Highlights Creativity, Nature and the Strength of Women WHEN: Opening Reception, Friday, February 8 from 6:00-9:00 pm WHERE: In Good Company, 16 W. 23rd Street, 4th Fl., New York, NY HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-8:00pm and by appointment through Raandesk Gallery, Exhibition continues through April 18, 2008. New York, NY - The Raandesk® Gallery of Art leads off 2008 with an exhibition of new works by New York artist Carla E. Reyes in

Orange County Actress & Filmmaker Featured in San Pedro Theatre Premiere

The Relevant Stage at Warner Grand Theatre Presents “Acts of Desperation” Opening January 31, 2008, at Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, California will be the inaugural production of a new, provocative theater company in the South Bay – The Relevant Stage, (TRS). The production, “Acts of Desperation”, was conceived by TRS’ Founder and Artistic Director, Ray Buffer, who selected Lucas Pakes to direct the first show. \"Acts of Desperation\" stars

In the Footsteps of Templars Past, Two Men Create a New Path of Peace - One Step …

In this year of political grandstanding, it is refreshing to hear the true story of someone who quietly, and quite literally, “walks the talk.” Author/photographer Brandon Wilson and his 68-year-old French friend recently completed an eleven-country, two-continent walk for peace to Jerusalem along a trail long associated with war. Wilson’s inspiring new book about their odyssey, Along the Templar Trail: Seven Million Steps for Peace (Pilgrim’s Tales, January 2008) interweaves adventure,
01-11-2008 | Arts & Culture

WCPE Preview! Features Acclaimed Flutist Mimi Stillman

Interview to Air Sunday, January 13 at 7 p.m. ET WAKE FOREST, N.C. (January 10, 2008)— announces today that its weekly program, Preview!, will feature an interview with flutist Mimi Stillman. The interview will air during the station’s Sunday, January 13 program that airs from 6-9 p.m. During the program, WCPE’s Larry Kirwan and Stillman will discuss her passion for teaching the art of music, her first CD release, as

Africa's first contemporary art fair set for March in Johannesburg

The first-ever art fair devoted exclusively to art from Africa will be held March 13–16, 2008, in the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. On sale will be the largest collection of African and South African contemporary art ever, covering 5000 square metres of space. Twenty-three galleries from the United States, Europe and Africa will showcase works ranging in price from 1000 to 5 million rands ($150 to $750000). “The Joburg Art Fair

Mimi Stillman to Perform with The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle

January 20 Concert to Feature Distinguished Flutist CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (January 7, 2008)—Lorenzo Muti, artistic director and conductor for The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, announced today that the orchestra’s January 20 concert will feature a performance by internationally-acclaimed flutist, Mimi Stillman. The 3 p.m. concert will be held at the Carolina Theatre in Durham. The concert will consist of performances of Lowell Liebermann’s “Concerto for Flute and Orchestra,
01-07-2008 | Arts & Culture
Tom Carter

Photographer Seeks Travel Sponsors for Asia Tourism Project

As the literary world awaits the release of photographer Tom Carter\'s highly anticipated book of photos, CHINA: Portrait of a People, the world-traveling photojournalist announced today that he intends to author books on every Asian nation. Though new to the field of photojournalism, the 34 year-old backpacker has already trail-blazed the literary industry by penning the most complete volume of photography on contemporary China every published by a single author. \"I spent

Transformers Transformed at Asylum Gallery

A fascination with electrical transformers and old factories is the source material for “Power: Lines & Shapes”, new digital fine art by Ann Tracy from January 12th to February 24th at Asylum Gallery, located inside HQ, 1713 25th St. (behind the gray fence at 25th & R Sts) in Midtown Sacramento. There are Second Saturday receptions scheduled for January 12th and February 9th from 6 to 9

Long Beach Talent Makes Splash in San Pedro

Lucas Pakes began his arts career as a dancer, training that has come in handy in directing the rapidly paced multimedia stage production, Acts of Desperation. Pakes received his BA from CSU in 2005 and in addition to performing as an actor and dancer throughout Nevada and California, he interned abroad for Mark Goucher Ltd. on London’s West End. No stranger to educational theatre and youth arts, Pakes

Fried Roots Artists Lost Thought & Shifty J Deliver Time Album On iTunes and Nap …

Los Angeles, CA - January 4, 2008 - Fried Roots hip hop artists Lost Thought and Shifty J’s latest album Time is now available through Apple iTunes and Napster music services. Made available in December of 2007 on Apple iTunes and Napster, Time brings a new sound to the genre of Hip Hop for 2008. The new Lost Thought & Shifty J landing page within the Fried Roots website will

2008 Voicey Award Nominations Now Open

The 2008 Voicey Awards are now open to receive voice actor nominations! Hosted by, the 2nd Annual Voicey Awards Show is the only of its kind to exclusively honor voice-over professionals. The inaugural Voicey Awards show in 2007 identified 5 categories of significance and prestige, including Best Male Voice, Best Female Voice, Best New Voice, Best Personal Branding, and a Lifetime Achievement Award. This year, there are several new categories

Multiculturalism in Rock - American Musician Puts Lyrics In Italian

San Francisco, Calif. — December 24, 2008 - Dirk Hamilton is back from a month-long tour of Italy. This makes a total of three months there this year. He's been touring in Italy every year since a fan/promoter encouraged him to come over and 'do some shows' more than fifteen years ago – and today his brand of roots-based alternative rock has a sizable italian following there. The Ghost of Van

More than 750 episodes on Vernissage TV. Current Focus: Miami's private collecti …

January 3, 2008 - The current programming on Vernissage TV focuses on Miami: the Art Basel Miami Beach week and the private collections. Vernissage TV has covered the opening of Art Basel Miami Beach and the major exhibitions in Miami and talked with the curators of the Margulies and the Cisneros Fontanals Collections. At Art Basel Miami Beach Vernissage TV also produced and published its 750th episode. Current and upcoming episodes

Love to Dance, Inc. Opens January 07, 2008

Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA –January 02, 2008–After months of anticipation, Love to Dance, Inc. will open its doors on January 07, 2008. The Premier Studio of Dance offers an extensive dance program for students of all ages, from 18 months to adults. Construction on the dance studio began in late October 2007 and owner, Mindy Love Watkins is thrilled to bring a new dance program to the community and

Photography-Log: An In-Depth Knowledge About Photography

Nishith announces the launch of his new website where he shares his ideas and experience in the field of photography. Bangalore, India, January 2, 2008--- Nishith has been an Internet Marketer for several years. He has personally tried many easy tips on photography and has provided the same to his readers in the website Photography-Log. Nishith likes to help photographers who are finding difficulty in choosing a right subject for taking
01-02-2008 | Arts & Culture

Industry Expert Pat Fraley Confirms The Growing Audiobook Market

Pat Fraley, teacher, voice actor and author, was featured over the Christmas holidays as the expert on the hit podcast Voice Over Experts ( , the most downloaded and subscribed to voice over podcast for beginner and professional voice actors. Fraley, in addition to teaching, also produces audiobooks and has a strong connection with prominent audiobook publishing company Blackstone Audio and its president, Craig Black. In Pat Fraley’s lecture entitled, "Audio
01-02-2008 | Arts & Culture

WCPE Preview! to Offer Best of 2007 Recap January 6

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (December 31, 2007)—WCPE,, Preview! hosts Deana Vassar and Paul Jordan announce the station’s January 6 broadcast will offer a recap of the best of 2007’s classical recordings. The program will air at 6 p.m. ET. Over a dozen of the year’s recordings will be featured, ranging in style from “High, Bright, Light and Clear: The Glory of Baroque Brass” to “Masters and Commanders: Music From Seafaring Film

Get On the New "Map4Peace" in 2008

Kauai, HI, USA...31 December 2007...In Business4Good Enterprises, a NY/SF/HI based development company, announced today, that a new initiative, called Getting on the Map4Peace, has been added to their ongoing Artists4Peace campaign. The Map4Peace, is based on the GoogleMaps(tm) technology, and includes art galleries which are showcasing Artists4Peace; Ministries of Peace;Peace Museums; and an assortment of other venues where Peace is the main message. This Map4Peace will be officially launched on

Mrs. Pakistan World 2008 Crowned

TORONTO, Jan. 2nd /TDPR/ – In light of the tragic assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, liberated Pakistani women grabbed a victory for progression this past month, when Saman Hasnain was crowned Mrs. Pakistan World 2008. In the second annual pageant, Hasnain’s crowning marks a time when modern and independent Pakistani women are doing all they can to gain a voice on the international stage. Hasnain,

The Hamburg Players present Lettice and Lovage by Peter Shaffer

Eccentric Lettice Duffet (Amy Lee) simply cannot settle for the ordinary. Even working as a tour guide at Fustian House, one of Britain’s more boring stately homes, cannot stop her creativity. Her experiences as the daughter of an actress who toured France with an all-girl troupe performing Shakespeare’s history plays, along with her enthusiasm for Elizabethan food and mediaeval weaponry, help her to inventively inform her tourists and liven up

Wally Findlay Galleries is proud to present the Premiere Exhibition of artist Mi …

MICHAEL VOLLBRACHT: Ladies and Gentle Beasts Premiere Palm Beach Exhibition to benefit Hospice of Palm Beach County Opening Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. Palm Beach, FL- Wally Findlay Galleries is proud to present the Premiere Exhibition of artist Michael Vollbracht to Palm Beach. An accomplished artist, with paintings in many notable public and private collections, a distinguished fashion designer (Geoffrey Beene, Donald Brooks, Henri Bendel, Bill Blass), published author
12-27-2007 | Arts & Culture

WCPE Offers Special Programming for New Year’s Eve

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (December 26, 2007)—William Woltz, music director for WCPE,, announces the station’s New Year’s Eve offerings for December 31. WCPE will celebrate the joy of classical dance with a collection of Viennese waltzes and dance music written by the Strauss family, Emile Waldteufel, Joseph Lanner and others. Opening the evening of gaiety and dance is the Cleveland Orchestra presenting “Der Rosenkavalier” by Richard Strauss. Music &

Registration Open for's Showcase & Industry Networking Event announces open registration for its Showcase & Industry Networking Event which is set to be held on January 23, 2008 at the New Daisy Theater in Downtown Memphis, TN on infamous Beale St. The Showcase & Industry Networking Event is an exciting new avenue initiated by to provide a means for those in the Music and Entertainment to showcase their talent as well as network with those established

Earthy Oils by T.R. Ranga Ramanujam

Agora Gallery is proud to present T.R. Ranga Ramanujam in Manifestations of Reality. Exhibition Dates: January 8, 2008 through January 29, 2008 Opening Reception: Thursday, January 10, 2008, 6-8 pm Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11am - 6pm T. R. Ranga\'s work may be seen on About T.R. Ranga For Indian painter T.R. Ranga Ramanujam, art has always been a way of life. His

Pakistani Landscapes by Naveed Wazir Ali

Agora Gallery is proud to present Naveed Wazir Ali in Manifestations of Reality. Exhibition Dates: January 8, 2008 through January 29, 2008 Opening Reception: Thursday, January 10, 2008, 6-8 pm Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11am - 6pm Naveed’s work may be seen on About Naveed The realist paintings of Pakistani artist Naveed Wazir Ali are overflowing with the bustle of a world on the cusp

Vivid Abstracts by Lila Fernan

Agora Gallery is proud to present Lila Fernan in Congruent Allusions. Exhibition Dates: January 8, 2008 through January 29, 2008 Opening Reception: Thursday, January 10, 2008, 6-8 pm Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11am - 6pm Lila\'s work may be seen on About Lila Lila Fernan\'s vivid abstract expressionism reveals a deep concern with both somber weightiness and an irrepressible urge toward flight.

The Snow King. Chris von Steiner at Strychnin Gallery London

Strychnin Gallery proudly presents: The Snow King. A solo show featuring Chris von Steiner. Opening February 15th, 7 p.m., at Strychnin Gallery London. There\'s a door, somewhere. A door that opens on a white and silent world, where every secret is kept frozen under snow and ice. There\'s a kingdom, somewhere. A kingdom wherein there lives a sad little boy, waiting for some brave stranger to deliver him from his icy
12-20-2007 | Arts & Culture

WCPE Reviews Recent Works by Quatuor Mosaiques and Leif Ove Andsnes

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (December 19, 2007)—WCPE announces that its winter program guide, Quarter Notes, features CD reviews by Preview! announcers Deana Vassar and Paul Jordan. The recent releases by Quatuor Mosaiques’ and Leif Ove Andsnes’ are critiqued. In Quarter Notes,Vassar reviews Andsnes’ “Ballad For Edvard Grieg” and Jordan reviews Mosaiques’ “Beethoven”. Both offer praise. Mosaiques is applauded for the use of historic period instruments in the string quartet’s performance
12-20-2007 | Arts & Culture

Ellie Devers Dares Voice Actors to Speak the Truth in Secondary Worlds

Ellie Devers, professional voice actress and voice over coach, is this week’s guest lecturer on the popular Voice Over Experts Podcast, the most listened to educational podcast for beginner and professional voice actors. Ellie Devers teaches at Audio Paint Voices in New York with business partner, Frank Piazza. In Ellie Devers’ lecture \"Truth and Dare”, voice actors learn how to create a secondary world, communicating truthfully in imaginary circumstances. Using the

Announcing Directors Lounge Berlin 2008

The fourth Directors Lounge Berlin will take place from 7. - 17. february, at the time of the 58th Berlin International Festival, in the very heart of Berlin, the famous traditional shopping street Friedrichstrasse. The Venue, centrally located in first floor of Nr 112A opened its doors exactly 100 years ago as one of Berlin´s first cinemas. A popular attraction for more than 50 years. Except for a seven year

International Artists4Peace Join Campaign to Support Gandhi Institute Project wi …

18 December 2007.. Hanapepe, Kauai, HI, USA...In Business4Good Enterprises, a NY/SF/HI based development company, is pleased to announce an 88 day online auction event, commencing 8 April 2008 through 8 July 2008, and featuring 88 talented Artists4Peace from a global community representing 12 regions. Each Artist4Peace has pledged that a substantial amount of the proceeds from this innovative art appreciation campaign, beginning at 25% of profits from the proceeds, will

The Chicago Show

Foursided Gallery presents a group show starring the City of Chicago. In a celebration of our Windy City, 12 artists will exhibit a variety of Chicago-themed work, including painting, drawing, collage, and photography. Featuring art by: Erin Anderson, Sarah K. Bierman, David Engle, Brian Graves, Adrienne Janci, Anna Kipervaser, Allison Leonard, Todd Mack, Kevin Moore, Ricardo Phillips, Kelly Reynolds, and Jake Watling. Foursided Custom Framing Gallery presents: THE CHICAGO SHOW January 4th through January

Passion for Life at the Florence Biennale

During the VI edition of the Florence International Biennale of Contemporary Art which took place from 1-9 December 2007, Antoine Gaber presented the latest developments in the Passion for Life programme. Antoine Gaber, Canadian artist and researcher, is involved in the fight against cancer and is the founder of the Passion for Life programme which amongst other things organises exhibitions all over the world. International artists exhibit their works in

Voice Over Times Industry News and Trade Publication Now Online

Information on the highly entertaining, lucrative and often mysterious world of voice acting is now available online at Voice Over Times, the online news website providing feature stories, product reviews, tutorials and opinion articles specific to the voice over industry propelling the public relations of the voice over world. Covering voice over in all aspects, this online news magazine will help its readers find the news and stories that they

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