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Ras Nas - Oslo World Music Festival, 03 November. Norway

Ras Nas, (, a musician and poet from Tanzania is one of the artists at this year’s Oslo World Music Festival. The Festival, one of the biggest in Scandinavia in World Music genre, takes place in Oslo, Norway from 30th October – 04th November. This year’s Oslo World Music Festival theme is “Strong Women Voices” and female artists from different corners of the world are well represented. The Spanish flamenco artist

Gerhard Höberth, Wasserburg am Inn/Germany and Webism - Digital Fine Art Exhibit …

Gerhard Höberth / Ingrid Kamerbeek and 22 Webists from all over the world exhibit in Wasserburg am Inn/Germany... Gerhard Höberth, artist, author and Webist from Wasserburg am Inn/Germany is a member of the \"Webism Group of Worldwide Artists\" with its headquarter located in Sonthofen, Bavaria/Germany as well as member of the board of directors of renown Wasserburg art society \"AK68\". Höberth born in Vienna/Austria is the initiator and curator of

From New York to Munich or from Emil Nolde, Edvard Munch and David Hockney to Ca …

Ernest Rathenau Verlag back in Germany to première new programme on 15 October 2007 at the Florian Walch Gallery in Munich Munich, 1 October 2007 – They have come directly to Munich from New York to join forces here: the renowned Ernest Rathenau Verlag New York/Munich is launching “Streetprints 2000-07” featuring the internationally working artist Caro Jost as their first art book produced under new owner Robert Ketterer, owner of
10-04-2007 | Arts & Culture

LA Online Magazine Reviews Cirque Du Soleil Performance

LOS ANGELES, CA - In keeping with its mission of covering the most acclaimed cultural events in Los Angeles as well as uncovering the city’s hidden treasures, online LA magazine ( this week presented its review of Cirque du Soleil’s newest presentation, Corteo. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Cirque’s triumphant LA premiere. In the intervening two decades, the troupe’s offbeat circus-theatre hybrid has grown to

Walk and Experience “The Art of Travel” with watercolor artist David B. Goldstei …

Hong Kong, China, – For most Hong Kong people, travel involves rigid schedules and little time to absorb the depth of beauty in other countries. Internationally recognized watercolor artist David B. Goldstein believes that traveling is a voyage full of first impressions which allows for lasting memories and great inspirations. Exhibiting those experiences and allowing viewers to taste the wonders of the modern world, for the month of October, David
10-04-2007 | Arts & Culture

Christian Author Wiegand signs with Castles

Christian author Frederick Wiegand has signed an exclusive agent agreement with Castles Information Network of Vacaville. Castles will handle all negotiations, contracts and publicity for Wiegand. Castles president James Downey stated in a press release, "We're pleased to be able to work with Mr. Wiegand on Giftbringer and his future projects. This contract takes Castles business services unit in a whole new direction, complementing our existing web design and consulting services.

Rails End Gallery & Arts Centre in Haliburton presents The Lost Boys by Michele …

Michele Karch-Ackerman creates exhibitions that manifest opportunities for healing and understanding. In her long standing touring exhibition, The Lost Boys, Michele explores the transition from childhood to adulthood during WWI; the tragedy that it came so early, and for far too many not at all. Conscription or a sense of duty led many young people to the battlefields of Europe and to the abrupt end of childhood innocence.

Author Feather Schwartz Foster to Speak About First Ladies in Allamuchy, NJ

If you’ve ever wondered what the “old” First Ladies were like – the ones from Martha Washington through Mamie Eisenhower, then you’ll get an earful with “LADIES: A Conjecture of Personalities.” Its author, Feather Schwartz Foster, a Scotch Plains resident, will be discussing her book entitled “LADIES: A Conjecture of Personalities” at a meeting of the “Friends & Neighbors” group in Allamuchy, NJ. The program will

The Hamburg Players present Snake in the Grass by Alan Ayckbourn

Snake in the Grass by Alan Ayckbourn - directed by Mathilde Berry-Graham The Hamburg Players present a spine-tingling suspense drama about murder and ghosts from the past and present, penned by the inimitable Alan Ayckbourn. “A creepily, scarily, eerily enjoyable evening” Sunday Times “It‘s a suspense drama about murder, blackmail and haunting ... there is ...depth and subtlety ...” Financial Times Miriam has cared for her father in the family home during his last

Mandingo Trio at Smeltedigelen Jazz and Blues Festival. Mo i Rana, Norway

Mandingo Trio is to perform at Smeltedigelen Jazz and Blues Festival in Mo i Rana, Norway, 12th October this year. The trio, consisting of highly talented and innovative artists from East and West Africa, fuses the sounds of ancient and modern Africa in a way that is has been described by critics as groundbreaking. In a spate of a short time, Mandingo Trio has managed to build a reputation as
10-01-2007 | Arts & Culture

SaVoa, the Society of Accredited Voice Over Artists Connects with

Toronto, Canada, September 29 – The Society of Accredited Voice Over Artists (SaVoa) is a not-for-profit organization that provides juried peer evaluations and accredits qualified voice over artists with a recognized, professional status based upon technical and artistic criteria, primarily, an individual’s ability to produce broadcast-quality audio recordings for public consumption. A first for the voice over industry, the goals of SaVoa are to enhance the voice over profession, encourage

Female Form on Canvas by Anya Rubin

Anya Rubin is set to be featured at Agora Gallery with the opening of Deconstructing Reality. Opening reception, Thursday night October 4, 2007. The female form figures prominently in Anya Rubin’s paintings. As portals to existence, women embody Rubin’s fascination with the paradox of the cosmos encompassed in each human being, as well as the connections between the individual and the universe. She portrays women not solely as symbols, but also
10-01-2007 | Arts & Culture
Chris Rabe

2007 Perspectives over the 18th edition of George Enescu International Festival

(by Alexandra Solea/PPS) During the 1st and the 23rd of September, Bucharest was the European capital of music, with the occasion of the 18th edition of “George Enescu” International Festival and Competition 2007. The concerts proposed to the wide public, covered a large stylistic palette beginning with the baroque music until the contemporary tendencies of Romanian and European music. The Festival has reunited the biggest names of the national and international
10-01-2007 | Arts & Culture
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Record Sale Price of Pauline Palmer Painting Breathes New Life into Co-Founder o …

Chicago, Illinios -- Sept. 29, 2007--A Pauline Palmer painting, owned by Sally Schwartz, co-founder of the Chicago Antique Market, recently sold for $120,000, more than double the artist’s previous record high of $50,400 according to auction records on Pauline Palmer, eulogized as “Chicago’s Painter Lady,” lived from 1867-1938 and painted portraits and landscapes in the impressionistic style. Originally purchased from the Art Institute of Chicago by Schwartz’s grandparents, Lillian and Nathaniel

Indian Poet named Ambassador for Good Will World Peace Treaty

Nikhil Parekh, a 30 yr old poet from India has been elected Ambassador for the Good Will World Peace Treaty. This treaty; a brainchild of Celebrity Consultant and Inspirational Author Bryant McGill is aimed at spreading peace; good will; compassion and a sense of humanitarian understanding amidst all across the planet. Creator McGill; who\'d earlier been featured for his numerous poetic and humanitarian achievements on the front page of Wall

Are You Feeling Groovy?

Feeling Groovy is a project that has been designed by an English teacher in Germany. Using internet marketing technology he has designed a program online to make people feel happy for at least one minute using video and sound. He hopes to make 1,000,000 people happy with this long term project. Using software and scripts originally designed for marketing online he can measure the fact of the happiness which he

Ptolemy: The Whole World in a Book

Hamburg, 24. September 2007, (kk) - It is extremely rare and much coveted. Now the 1525 Strasbourg edition of the “Geographicae enarrationis...” by the mathematician and astronomer Claudius Ptolemy is to be sold (estimate: € 48 000) at the Ketterer Kunst auction of Rare Book on 19/20 November 2007. The “Geographia” is valuable for several reasons, among them the Lorenz Fries world map after Martin Waldseemüller - especially prized among


The OREGON TRAIL WEEK is nearly here! For every day during the autumn half term (Saturday 20 - Sunday 28 October 2007), The American Museum in Britain, Claverton Manor, near Bath, is inviting kids to come and stomp about the grounds and discover their leafy arboretum. Kids must find clues to collect all the necessary supplies and make the journey across the American West on the Oregon Trail. They can

A Whole New NCO - Nashville Chamber Orchestra Gets a New Look, a New Lineup and …

Loosen the tie, and prep your ears for something different. This isn\'t the symphony, and this definitely isn\'t your parents\' chamber orchestra. It\'s the Nashville Chamber Orchestra (NCO), and as it launches into its 18th season, music lovers will relish in what\'s on tap. The NCO provides \"Music Without Boundaries\" to Nashvillians, and while nationally recognized for its traditional sounds, the NCO\'s reputation for breaking musical molds makes it stand out

Eggceptional Addition to Art & Wine Faire

Kids Culinary Adventures cooks up a good time at the 17th annual San Carlos Art & Wine Faire. In an eggshell, literally, their unique mini herb gardens are fun to create and encourage children to dig their hands into learning culinary skills and sustainability. San Carlos, CA, September 24, 2007 – Kids Culinary Adventures (KCA) is excited to be stirring up a good time at this year’s San Carlos Art &

FB03 - Clash of European Ideologies - Critique of the Critique

Los Angeles - FB03 - a poly-temporal concept album by Rothkamm containing the "only set of CD notes with a glossary"(1) was recently reviewed by the hipper-than-thou print magazine The Wire (London). Although answering the question "does humor belong in music'"(2), a prompt Critique of the Critique was launched by the Rome-based Internet zineTouching Extremes, touching "Über den Begriff der Geschichte".(3) Critique [David Stubbs] =============== German

Latino Filmmaker Awarded for Excellence Now Calls San Antonio Home

SAN ANTONIO – In conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month and the premiere of the highly anticipated film, Crush, the San Antonio Film Institute has selected A.J. Garces of CineOptima and PrimaDonna Productions fame as the best of the best. On Friday, September 28 at the Aztec on the River, during the San Antonio Local (SAL) Film Festival, Darlene Miller of the San Antonio Film Institute (SAFI) will present Garces

Autumn Moon Festival brings music, cuisine, and culture to the streets of San Fr …

SAN FRANCISCO - September 20, 2007 The Chinatown Merchants Association will present the 17th Annual Celebration of the City's Autumn Moon Festival the weekend of September 22 - 23, 2007, from 11am to 6pm each day. During the Moon Festival, Chinatown's historic Grant Avenue will become a pedestrian-only bazaar with live entertainment between California and Broadway, as will Pacific Street between Stockton and Kearny streets. Admission is absolutely free and


Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers electrifying 43rd season opens with the vigour of youth in a work of sophistication and pure talent. Assembling a dynamic team of seven dancers at the height of their powers, Kidd Pivot artistic director Crystal Pite continues her investigation into the metaphoric implications of movement and performance. Pite, a Vancouver choreographer who has captivated audiences around the world, has brought her company of dancers back from their summer
09-25-2007 | Arts & Culture
I Tango

The Spirit of Argentina Brings Color to Burlington, Vermont

Burlington, VT -- The Argentine Tango Society presents their esteemed production of I Tango on the Flynn MainStage Friday, October 12th at 8:00 pm. Following the performance will be a traditional Milonga Party where attendees have the opportunity to dance the tango on the Flynn stage and mingle with the dancers and musicians of the I Tango show. With evocative dance, spectacular costumes, and spirited music by the

Local Producer Rewinds to Idol Audition, Fast-Forwards to Doctor “S”

San Antonio – One of American Idol's most memorable contestants will look back on his experience, and reflect on his career now, in an upcoming episode of American Idol Rewind. Michael Druck, a San Antonio native, auditioned in Austin for season 2 of the hit reality series. His memorable dance moves and performance of I'm So Excited earned him “Best of the Worst” status and exposure on such entertainment and

Prize Winners Announced at the 56th ARD International Music Competition – 2007

The prize winners at the 56th ARD International Music Competition have all been determined. This year, the jury awarded four first, four second and three third prizes. The main and special prizes have been endowed with a total sum of 170,000 Euros. For the first time in the history of the Competition, there was a first prize in the category trombone. After forty years a first prize was again awarded

IMX announces Reykjavik to Rotterdam culture festival

The Reykjavik to Rotterdam festival will be hosted in Rotterdam, Holland this year between 21st and 24th November. This is the second time the festival will go ahead and is organised by the Reykjavik to Foundation ( with support from IMX (Icelandic Music Export, Icelandic music will be represented by two highly-accomplished bands, Múm and Ghostigital, who will perform on Saturday, November 24th in the Lanterern/Venster complex in downtown Rotterdam.

Fall Season: Art openings in New York

The most recent and upcoming episodes on Vernissage TV (VTV) video podcast cover the opening of the art season in New York and Zurich. The following list depicts the current and upcoming episodes on VernissageTV art tv: Season Opening New York, USA: >> Wolfgang Laib: Without Time - Without Body - Without Place / Sean Kelly Gallery, New York >> Keith Tyson: Large Field Array at Pace Wildenstein, New York >> T. J. Wilcox

The results of the 1st Annual Architecture & Design Competition are in

Linz, September 10, 2007 - The selected projects in this internationally one-of-a-kind competition won over the jury members with unconventional ideas and approaches. The finalists stood out from the crowd on account of the innovative ways they took advantage of both the artistic and technical possibilities afforded by Second Life. Maintaining the discrete categories as defined in the call for submissions was possible only to a limited degree since it

OPEN 10. International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations

OPEN 10. International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations Open to the public 31st August – 14th October 2007 Location Open-air spaces at Venice Lido: Piazzale and Gran Viale S. Maria Elisabetta, Tempio Votivo, Via Lepanto, Lungomare G. Marconi, Parco Hotel Des Bains, Blue Moon, Terrace / Hall Hotel The Westin Excelsior Organization Arte Communications, Venice Joint Organization Venice City Council, Department of Cultural Production From 30 August to 14 October, in the open-air spaces at Venice Lido, OPEN,

Wolf Wonder at the Brandenburger Tor

When strolling from the Reichstag to the Brandenburger Tor and you walk across the inner courtyard of the Palais at the Pariser Platz, you’ll be in for a surprise. A new place for encounters is waiting right next to Stephan Balkenhols’s larger than life sculpture “Big man with little man”. In the windows of the Theodor Tucher Restaurant, near the Brandenburger Tor, adjacent to the Pariser Platz, six of Wolf

“20 Pedacitos” now available at iTunes

Diana Mera’s single EP “20 Pedacitos” is now available at iTunes. The most popular Internet Music Store has recently added Mera’s newest songs to their catalog. Thanks to the contract SGM Records has with Iris Distribution, the artist’s music continues to be available worldwide through well known digital stores like iTunes. Now “20 Pedacitos” which also includes two additional songs “Y llega la noche” and “Conmigo” are all available for

Moring Arts Center in Asheboro NC Features Fine Art Photography by Ashley Fetner

Throughout the month of September, the Moring Arts Center in Asheboro NC will feature the fine art photography and fine art portraits of nationally acclaimed photographer Ashley Fetner ( Fetner’s fine art photography works have been featured in such publications as National Geographic Explorer Magazine, The National Geographic Landscapes of the World calendar, The Village Rambler, and North Carolina Wildlife Magazine. Fetner has been heralded by many North Carolinans

Chinese Moon Festival Calendar of Events announces publishing online the most complete list of Moon Festival events with over 50+ events across the US and Canada. The Moon Festival is one of the major Holidays celebrated by Chinese and is a time for families to gather. The Moon Festival is on the 15th day of the 8th Lunar Month per the Chinese calendar, this year is on September 25, 2007. The Moon or


CHINA NOW - the UK’s largest ever festival of Chinese culture - will go live in February 2008 to coincide with the start of the Chinese New Year and continue to the end of July 2008, and the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. Lisa Tse Ltd was appointed a Creative Partner for China Now 2008 and created the festival’s core identity. Lisa Tse’s studio will be developing a series of

A Royalty Free Stock Photo site of the Gold Coast Australia

Gold Coast Info, a local information portal, has just opened up an initial release of royalty free stock photos covering landscapes, beaches and scenic views of the local region. The collection of photos are available online with new stock being released monthly. Images are categorized by topic and can also be viewed by a map interface to show the location of the shot. Individual album RSS feeds are also available. The

Dispatx | Eminent Domain - New Collection

Eminent Domain examines notions of blockage, recourse and resistance that can emerge in diverse contexts – and what it can mean when these manifestations are channelled into artistic product. The seventh collection of Dispatx Art Collective includes works developed by visual artists, musicians, writers, dancers and performance artists. The collection, which can be seen in Show (, includes works developed online as part of the site as well as submissions of

Mission, an African novel set in Kenya by Philip Spires is now available

Mission is set in mid-1970s Kenya and is based on Philip’s two years as a volunteer in the country. Five characters, a priest, a politician, a teacher, a school graduate and a retired army officer see a series of events from their own individual perspectives. The central chapter is set thirty years later in London to offer a perspective on how lives change. The novel deals with the concept of

Newcastle crime writer, Ken Scott, published A Million Would Be Nice

A Million Would Be Nice, the latest novel from Ken Scott, crime and thriller writer from Newcastle, England, is now available. The fast-moving tale tells of the exploits of Donavan Smith, a successful young man who wanted more. But his strange character, perhaps the result of his mother’s religious bigotry and abuse during his childhood, requires him not just to use other people, but to exploit them, ruthlessly. In


The third of 5 Festival Instalments through the year: Toronto (Canada), London (UK), New York City (USA), New Delhi and Mumbai, (India) LIVE performances by 9 international audio collectives, disc-jockeys and visual artists Worldwide debut release of new 2-disc compilation CD: Indian Electronica vol. 001 at the Rubin Museum of Art on Friday September 21st Toronto, Ontario Canada September 3rd, 2007 – Cutting-edge South Asian-flavoured electronic music hits international stages: the 2007 series

Nuova tazza in vetro con foto

Cambridge, 17 settembre 2007. Una nuova tazza in vetro smerigliato con foto a colori amplia la gamma di foto tazze personalizzate di FotoInsight. I servizi fotografici online come FotoInsight trasformano un’immagine digitale in un dono personalizzato, che permette di conservare i ricordi a colori per tanti anni. La foto tazza può essere un regalo personale o un simpatico dono. La tazza in vetro smerigliato può essere decorata con una foto

Dead Hares and Playful Cats

Hamburg, 13 September 2007, (kk) - Adriaen van Utrecht’s “Küchenstillleben mit erlegtem Wild und Gemüse” [“Kitchen Still Life with Game and Vegetables”] is, at an estimate of € 40 000-60 000, as things look at the moment, the most important work to be sold at the Ketterer Kunst auction of Old Masters & Art of the 19th Century / Marine Art in Hamburg on 27 October 2007. Dating from

A Jug and Two Horses for € 35 000

Hamburg, 4 September 2007, (kk) - Moses Feygin’s “Stillleben mit Krug und Pferden” [“Still Life with Jug and Horses”] is top lot (estimate € 35 000) at the Ketterer Kunst Modern Art & Post War auction to be held at Meßberg 1, Hamburg, on 26 and 27 October 2007. Works by Moses (Moisei Aleksandrovich) Feygin are owned by the Russian Museum in St Petersburg, the Tretyakov Gallery and the

Mandy and Pandy Named Outstanding Product of 2007 By iParenting Media

Atlanta, GA/September 12, 2007 – Mandy and Pandy Say, “Ni Hao Ma? by Chris Lin with illustrations by Ingrid Villalta was named outstanding product of 2007 by iParenting Media in the category of educational books for children. The iParenting Media Outstanding Product Award is considered one of the most prestigious in the nation for products for families. Each product is reviewed by a panel of professionals in childcare,

ARTRMX COLOGNE COMPETITION from December 2007 till April 15th 2008

COLOGNE’S OFF-SHOW FOR CONTEMPORARY ART Starting in August 22nd till 31st 2008 „ARTRMX COLOGNE VOL.01” is a topic based art festival that presents contemporary photography, street art, painting, graphics and video art in an extraordinary frame – a platform for lively exchanges between international artists, collectors, gallery-owners and art interested people. The „ARTRMX COLOGNE VOL.01” exhibitions take place in different off-locations (such as apartments, empty buildings or lofts) throughout Cologne.

“Baby Boom: Poster Classics from the Fifties & Early Sixties” At International …

BOSTON – Newbury Street’s International Poster Gallery announces “Baby Boom: Poster Classics from the Fifties and Early Sixties,” a fascinating retrospective exhibition and sale of over 50 consumer advertising posters from the postwar baby boom era. The exhibition opens September 19 and runs through November 18, 2007. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday noon to 6 pm. The Gallery is

RMI Radio launches and turns the music industry on its ear

New York, NY September 12th, 2007 – Redwood Entertainment launches RMI Radio and gives the independent recording community a voice. Featuring music by independent greats, such as, Justin Marcus, Fahir Atakoglu, Larry Baeder, Fremont John, and Michael Lydon, RMI Radio is treating listeners to “real” music. When asked why Redwood Entertainment has ventured into radio despite their busy schedule as a successful marketing, promotion, and personal management company, CEO Janet Castiel

ANTICLOPEDIA (TM) launches its internet gallery dedicated to Art Nouveau, Art De …

ANTICLOPEDIA offers on its virtual gallery platform an unparalleled large selection of Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Bauhaus antiques featured with thousands of high-resolution pictures and comprehensive background information. ANTICLOPEDIA specializes in the acquisition and resale of selected fine pieces from the Art Nouveau, Art Déco and Bauhaus eras and caters to clients worldwide. With an eclectic selection of more than 1000 items ranging from 1900 to 1950, ANTICLOPEDIA meets

Legendary American Big Band Is Now A Dutch National Treasure

One of the most influential and respected American big bands of the so-called "Golden Era of Jazz", the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra, has been resurrected after 60 years and is now performing and recording in their new home...Holland. From 1934 to 1947 the Lunceford Orchestra, also known as the 'Harlem Express' was the "house band" of Harlem, NYC's "Cotton Club", which in that time was arguably THE most famous nightclub

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