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A Newly Redesigned MilitaryPlaques.Com Website Launched

South Bend, Indiana (May, 2012) – MilitaryPlaques.Com launches newly revamped website that features a compact look and sleeker navigation buttons for better browsing experience. The improved web structure will increase the site’s clarity and browsing efficiency using a streamlined design and intuitive navigation. The contemporary layout promotes better readability and smoother navigation that will benefit site visitors and existing clients. Notable features include updated social media buttons, improved main menu, and

Sweet Soul Records Reaches Japan Music Distribution Agreement with Arizona-based …

An exclusive license agreement has been reached between SWEET SOUL RECORDS and Forward Motion Concepts, representing music producer Paris Toon and soul band Mothers Favorite Child, allowing Japan distribution of their latest album “Baptism By Fire” in both physical and digital formats. Tokyo, Japan: Today, SWEET SOUL RECORDS, parent company lifesound, Inc., officially announced that an agreement has been reached with Forward Motion Concepts for nationwide distribution of the album

Special exhibition "Frida Kahlo: Beautiful Minds" in Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund

Starting on May 21st 2012 in the rooms adjacent to the Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund in Baden-Baden, sixteen artists from Luxembourg expose fifty-nine paintings inspired by Frida Kahlo life and work. The works are painted by patients with mental illnesses (schizophrenia, psychosis). Schizophrenic artists stand out in the course of art history; the high intelligence and creativity that are often associated with mental disorders result in unique works of art.

University of Chicago Department of Music Performs Debussy’s "Fêtes" and "La Mer …

Chicago, IL -- The University of Chicago Department of Music concludes another glorious season on Saturday, May 26 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, May 27 at 3:00 pm in Mandel Hall, located at 1131 E. 57th Street in Hyde Park. This year the University Symphony Orchestra, University Chorus, Motet Choir, and Rockefeller Chapel Choir present Francis Poulenc’s celebrated Gloria, a grandiose setting of the Roman Catholic Gloria in excelsis Deo

OnCell Release Official Android App

OnCell, a leading mobile technology service provider to cultural sites and institutions, recently launched its free OnCell App for Android mobile phones and tablets. The app allows users to experience hundreds of multimedia tours when visiting museums, zoos, gardens, historic sites and parks around the country. The tours can also be taken “virtually” from any location. OnCell’s interactive mobile tours feature audio, images, video and social media network sharing. "At

The Pefection of Colors and Forms in Tanya Marie Reeves' Art at Agora Gallery

Tanya Marie Reeves' acrylic paintings utilize geometric forms and striking color combinations to create vivid and kaleidoscopic imagery. Often chimerical, her abstractions conceal naturalistic forms such as a flower blossom, a human hand, or most notably, the female form. Her meticulous technique results in strict yet fluid lines that draw viewers’ eyes across the canvas, enticing them to enter the unique world conjured by Tanya’s paintbrush. A self-taught artist, Tanya's

Nicolette Benjamin Black: Intricate Renderings of Our Natural World

Australian artist Nicolette Benjamin Black uses little strokes of pen and ink on canvas to create compelling works with a weighty message. For the artist, the patterns, swirls and dots within her drawings are an ancient cross-cultural activity able to speak to a diversity of cultures. In fact, much of Black’s influence comes from her Australian roots, both “the indigenous artists and their techniques and connectedness to their land, and

Natasha Parenta’s Original Artwork Explores the Universal Spirit

Abandoning any trace of realism or representation in favor of beautiful, profound abstractions, Natasha Parenta’s fluidly stylistic approach to abstract symbolism is deeply rooted in both her personal identity as an artist and in a powerful bond with the spirituality of nature. An emotional energy surges through her art, with a passion and spontaneity that touches upon a transcendent universal connection and awareness. As Parenta creates her mixed media paintings

New Location for Fine Art on the Rhine - Ketterer conquers Düsseldorf

Munich, 15 May, 2012, (kk) – Ketterer Kunst will open its new representative office in Düsseldorf on May 23 with highlights of the June auction. Among them will be works by renowned artists such as Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Gabriele Münter, Emil Nolde, Serge Poliakoff, Pierre Soulages and Andy Warhol. ”It's been a long lasting concern of mine to offer our clients in the Rhineland a more personal service”, said

Michel Montecrossa's CD about Michael Moore reacts to music industry’s buy-out o …

‘Michael Moore Is A Rich Man – Laugh Out Loud (Song For The Day Without The 99%)’, released by Mira Sound Germany on Audio Single and DVD, is Michel Montecrossa’s New-Topical-Evolver-Song about the music industry’s buy-out of the Occupy Movement through things like ‘Occupy This Album’ and stuff. The music video is available on the Michel Montecrossa Homepage and the song can be downloaded from Bandcamp. Michel Montecrossa says about ‘Michael

Pianist Okonsar Improvises On Cd

"I initiated playing them with no pre-conceived representation in mind" states Mehmet Okonsar, the Turkish born Belgian pianist, composer, conductor and musicologist when referring to the "Shadowy Arcade". He let the music come in effortlessly and captured all. Then, Okonsar disposed off a lot of the takes and without any extra modifying, saved the ones he liked to get published. The lengthy as well as complicated headings of the pieces were

Paul Fraser Launches Online Auction Firm With May 24 Collectibles Sale

GUERNSEY, Channel Islands – Britain’s Paul Fraser has built a stellar international reputation from the sale of blue-chip collectibles, rare stamps, antiques and pop-culture memorabilia. His insightful, always entertaining newsletters are read religiously by investors and often quoted by the media in their quirky “we leave you with this” stories on TV or in print. Now Paul Fraser has stepped into the auction arena with the launch of PFC Auctions,

Special Exhibition "Frida Kahlo: Beautiful Minds" in Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund

Starting on May 12 2012 in the rooms adjacent to the Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund in Baden-Baden, sixteen artists from Luxembourg expose fifty-nine paintings inspired by Frida Kahlo life and work. The works are painted by patients with mental illnesses (schizophrenia, psychosis). Schizophrenic artists stand out in the course of art history; the high intelligence and creativity that are often associated with mental disorders result in unique works of art. The exhibition shows extraordinarily

Art Exhibition Hamburg Art Week 2012 presents George Lilanga: Inside…Africa…Outs …

George Lilanga (1934 – 2005) was born in the Makonde area of Northern Mozambique. In the beginning of the 1970s he came to Dar es Salaam/Tanzania where her started his artist career at Nyumba ya Sanaa (House of Art) founded by the Maryknoll sister Jean Pruitt. In the following over 30 years he became one of the most important contemporary African artists. His works are established in the spirit world
05-15-2012 | Arts & Culture
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LOS ANGELES (May 9, 2012) – Beginning May 9th, all California and Las Vegas Ralph’s locations will be promoting Taste Nirvana’s latest all-natural refreshment, Real Coco Aloe in the long-awaited 16.2 oz. can size. Amidst an overwhelming amount of coconut waters on the market today, Taste Nirvana’s authentic taste and all-natural ingredients set it apart from the rest, and with a splash of Aloe and no added sugars in this

Gabriela Jolowicz - The Monkey on My Back

Galerie Emmanuel Post is pleased to announce the second solo exhibition 'The Monkey on My Back' of work by the artist Gabriela Jolowicz of recent mid- and large-format woodcuts. Gabriela Jolowicz captures ephemeral sceneries of everyday life in one of the oldest and most traditional visual media, the woodcut. Still life images with laptop or Ipod add to the more prominently featured dense genre-like sceneries of metropolitan life and interiors such

The Boston Center for Adult Education Offers Exclusive Look Inside The Boston Op …

WHAT: The Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) is continuing its popular “Behind the Curtain” series with an exclusive look into The Boston Opera House and the award-winning musical MAMMA MIA! The series, which has already gone inside the Boston Ballet’s performance of Romeo and Juliet and the Boston Opera House’s production of South Pacific, is aimed at showing students Boston’s historic theaters and revealing what happens behind the scenes

Lee, Deodato Jr., Pérez, Capullo Among 250+ Talented Creators At Wizard World Ph …

Whether it's “The Avengers,” “Superman,” “Spider-Man,” zombies, vampires or just about any character ever, more than 250 talented creators at Artist Alley at 2012 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con have probably drawn them. Fans can meet superstars like Stan Lee, Mike Deodato Jr., George Pérez, Greg Capullo, Harvey Tolibao, Phil Foglio, Carlo Pagulayan, Yanick Paquette, Greg Horn, Arthur Suydam, Michael Golden and dozens of others at the event, set

Green Light Booking Announces Exclusive Party Crashers Alliance

Salt Lake City, Utah - May 7, 2012 - Green Light Booking is a Utah-based entertainment booking service that delivers exceptional party bands, musicians, singers, world champion dancers, comedians, in addition to other types of entertainment for special functions throughout the world. As the exclusive booking agency to a few of the most amazing performing artists in the country, Green Light Booking offers exceptional entertainers that are not offered somewhere

Las Paellas in Cheste

Paella-Competition including a free spanish lesson in Cheste The language students of Valencia attend a Paella-Festival Valencia. Past saturday spanish language students from Valencia and other Paella-Lovers swarmed out to the little village called Cheste for actively participating on the Paella-Competition or just to enjoy spains culinary showpiece in circles of families and friends. Everybody can participate on the Paella-Competition which takes place
05-08-2012 | Arts & Culture

Photo Contest winners announced by Asian stock photography site, Photokore

Winners of the ‘Asian Flavors’ photo contest hosted by Asia-based microstock photography company, Photokore, were announced today on . “We were delighted with the response to the contest, but it was the quality of submissions that really made this contest stand out,” said Sean Mooney, President and CEO of Photokore. “As this year’s contest winners were all determined by the votes of Photokore members, it was also fascinating to

Free Speech Film Festival Announces 2012 Free Speech Awards

Quick info Who: American Insight What: Free Speech Film Festival Where: American Philosophical Society When: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 For Tickets: Philadelphia, PA – American INSIGHT's first annual Free Speech Film Festival on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, will take place in the Benjamin Franklin Hall of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, PA. Creative filmmakers from 16 nations around the world entered their work as a response to the subject of Free Speech. The

pre-Beatles THE QUARRYMEN released their GREY ALBUM

The Quarrymen, the band from which the Beatles evolved, have released their "Grey Album". It can be purchased (as mp3) from, (England), (Germany), (Japan) and iTunes. On the Grey Album the original Quarrymen (Len Garry, Rod Davis, Colin Hanton, John Lowe) are playing, singing and talking. As a special addition it includes Beatles-related quests like May Pang ("Lost Weekend"). Pang was, of course, featured on John Lennon´s

Lion Brand Yarn Supports the Yarnbombing of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to Ce …

New York, NY – May 3, 2012.  Lion Brand Yarn Company is the yarn sponsor for the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s new exhibit, “Craft Spoken Here”.  This is the museum’s first special exhibition dedicated to crafting. Today, Jessie Hemmons, a Philadelphia fiber artist known as the Philadelphia Yarn bomber, will “yarnbomb” the façade of the museum’s Perelman building using two of Lion Brand Yarn Company’s most popular yarns in

University of Chicago Performs Midwest Premiere of Andrea Clearfield’s Lung-Ta, …

University of Chicago New Music Ensemble will present a distinctive, multi-media performance of Andrea Clearfield’s Lung-Ta (“The Wind Horse”) on Saturday, May 5 at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. Under the direction of Barbara Schubert, the event will celebrate Tibetan ritual music, iconography, and dance. Composer and artist Maureen Drdak and the Group Motion Dance Company of Philadelphia will visually enhance Clearfield’s musical work. Scored for medium chamber ensemble, Clearfield’s “Lung-Ta” also

Julia Mangold: Solo Exhibition at Bartha Contemporary London

Bartha Contemporary is delighted to announce Julia Mangold’s (GERMAN, B. 1966) forthcoming solo exhibition, showcasing new sculptures and works on paper. Please join us for the private view on Thursday May 24, 6.30 – 8.30 PM, Exhibition: May 25 – June 30. The artist first London solo exhibition since her 2004 show will take on an all-encompassing architectural character. Three spectacular tall sculptures, liberated from all allegorical meaning, will occupy

Peter Greenaways "Atomic Bombs on the Planet Earth" nominated for "Yellow Oscar"

8 Nominees selected for Rio de Janeiro Uranium Film Festival Awards 2012 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, (May, 02, 2012) – The 2nd International Uranium Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro has nominated eight films representing eight countries for its Award, the Yellow Oscar, in three categories: Best Short, Best Feature and Best Animation. The Festival starts 6 days after the next Earth Summit (Rio plus 20) in the Cinema of

Collaboration for a Cause: Hélène Grimaud and Jan Vogler Will Livestream Exclusi …

SOUTH SALEM, New York (April 30, 2012) – On June 14, world-renowned pianist Hélène Grimaud will join famed cellist and friend Jan Vogler for a unique recital at Bedford Post - the luxurious inn and restaurant owned by actor and environmental activist, Richard Gere - in Bedford, NY. Over 100 people are expected to attend this exclusive and elegant event, which will benefit wolf conservation. But wolf advocates and devotees of

Nuclear Power Saves Up To Threat Level 7 - Michel Montecrossa's song of warning …

‘Nuclear Power Saves Up To Threat Level 7‘ released by Mira Sound Germany on Audio Single and DVD, is Michel Montecrossa’s New-Topical-Song for the Chernobyl Anniversary and no end of radioactivity in a world with constantly growing contamination emanating from always more nuclear plants. The song and video ’Nuclear Power Saves Up To Threat Level 7′ is available on the Michel Montecrossa Homepage and can be downloaded from Bandcamp. Michel Montecrossa

JMA Pilani Rajasthan - International Dance Day Celebrations

Invariably, every one dances to celebrate every other occasion and it does call for one occasion to celebrate dance itself by dancing. To quote the words of Martha Graham acknowledged as the Picasso of Dance, “Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.” To quote Friedrich Nietzsche "Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing

SAB TV announces Bhai, Bhaiyya Aur Brother; a show coproduced by Vipul Amrutlal …

SAB TV announces Bhai, Bhaiyya Aur Brother; a show coproduced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah & Deven Bhojani Mumbai: Acclaimed producer-Director Vipul Amrutlal Shah and Deven Bhojani have teamed up to co-produce a show for SAB TV titled Bhai,Bhiaya Aur Brother. The maker of popular family entertainers like Namaste London, Waqt, Action Replay etc Vipul Amrutlal Shah returns to small screen with this light hearted show alongwith prolific writer-actor-director Deven Bojani famous

Festival about Nuclear Energy in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, April, 28, 2011 - From Einstein to Fukushima! Six days after the Earth Summit (Rio plus 20) starts the 2nd International Uranium Film Festival in the Cinema of the famous Modern Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro called MAM. The Uranium Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro selected 48 films from all continents about Atomic Bombs, Nuclear Energy, Uranium Mining and radioactive dangers. The Uranium Film Festival is


NBAF (National Black Arts Festival), a non-profit organization dedicated to the celebration of the arts and culture of the African Diaspora and Turner Voices, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s signature corporate philanthropy program, are partnering once again for First Glance: Fresh Perspectives from Young Artists Teen Arts Competition. Aspiring filmmakers, screenwriters, music composers, animator, spoken word and voice over artists will showcase their skills as they compete for cash and

Johansson Projects presents What To Do With Your Orphan: A Manual featuring Jenn …

On Johansson Projects 5th Anniversary we present Jennie Ottinger's "What to Do with Your Orphan: A Manual", in which orphans partake in orphan-like activities. These include sleeping, playing dodgeball, and eating breakfast. But don't be fooled into thinking an orphan's life is just like yours or mine. Ottinger nonchalantly renders a mouth too far unhinged or a patch of flesh a bit too pink, making her gouache ghosts look almost
04-30-2012 | Arts & Culture

Dynamic Christian Artist Nicois To Release Unapologetic CD, “Un-Di-Ni-A-Bel” On …

Christian artist Nicois is known for her edgy, yet embraceable style of music. Not one to be pigeon-holed musically, the D.C. area-based artist is breaking out of the box, blending gospel, Christian rock and urban sounds. She is unabashed about her faith and shares her love of God through catchy songs with memorable hooks. Nicois has been blessed to share the stage with artists such as Y’anna Crawley,

Thomas Hampson & Luca Pisaroni to Be Streamed Live from Heidelberger Frühling Op …

On Sunday, April 29, Germany’s Heidelberger Frühling festival presents its first live video stream, offering a program of opera highlights from two world-class singers: baritone Thomas Hampson and bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni. Accompanied by the WDR Rundfunkorchester under Massimo Zanetti, they will perform to a sold-out audience; the concert marks the last night of the 16th Heidelberger Frühling, which has – since its opening on March 23 – been showcasing internationally

Making Towering Statues - Mission with Passion for Pilani Sculptor Matu Ram Verm …

Born on 06 March 1945 at Pilani located in the heart of the artistically well known Shekhawati Region of Rajasthan, Matu Ram Verma had a struggling childhood and had his education at Arjun School in Pilani which was then under the patronage of the Birla Education Trust. Near the entrance to the auditorium of BITS Pilani no one could have missed the captivating paintings done by the famous artist Shri

Gargantuan Wide-Angle Lens with a £100,000 Price Tag Goes On Sale at Grays of We …

The rare Nikon fisheye lens is said to be able to ‘see behind itself’, it weighs 5.2kg and measures 171mm in length with a diameter of 236mm London – One of the few 220º Nikkor fisheye lenses ever made is now available for purchase and is looking for a buyer at London’s Nikon-only reseller, Grays of Westminster. Nikon stunned the photographic world at Photokina in 1970 by introducing the 220º fisheye Nikkor

SONGFIRE Festival Ushers in a Thrilling Month of Music

The Vancouver International Song Institute (VISI) presents the SONGFIRE Festival of Song - a thrilling month of compelling performances and lectures, probing dialogues, and thought-provoking workshops and masterclasses from June 3 to 24, 2012 at UBC and various Vancouver venues. The annual festival gathers local and international artists and scholars to celebrate and study the dynamic fusion of music and poetry that is Art Song. “Song is one of the

Vancouver Academy of Music presents Juno Award-Winning Violinist Mark Fewer & Fr …

The Vancouver Academy of Music (VAM) presents an eclectic afternoon concert featuring Juno award-winning violinist Mark Fewer and special guests, Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 2pm at the VAM’s Koerner Recital Hall - a benefit concert for VAM's bursary program for underprivileged children. Joining Fewer will be Vancouver-based jazz artists Brad Turner, Jodi Proznick, and Tilden Webb, performing diverse repertoire including Beethoven, Ellington, and new work by local composer Kathleen

Latest BrownBeat Travel Guide discloses hidden gems Karnataka

Taipei, Taiwan, 23 April 2012 – MetaPlume, a successful name in the e-publishing field, has released a new eBook in the BrownBeat guide series, ‘The BrownBeat Guide to Talakad, Somanathapur, Tirumakudalu Narasipur and Nanjangund’. The eBook serves as a comprehensive guidebook about the little-known but phenomenal temples in Talakad, Somanathapur, Tirumakudalu Narasipur, and Nanjangud and the fantastical tales, history and culture that surround them. The eBook provides a brief historical background

Boston Center for Adult Education Invites Bean City Kids to Learn How to Sew Clo …

The center that taught children how to “Sift and Mix” and “Mind Your Manners” will now teach Bean City Kids how sew! Starting May 1st, 2012 the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) invites children ages seven and up to “Sewing Story: Create Clothes for Your 18" Doll,” where they will learn how to sew on a machine and by hand by working with patterns. At the end of eight


Festival Will Spotlight Three Latino Films From Brazil, Chile, and Mexico Followed by a Gala Celebration of Latino Film, Food and Culture Newport Beach, Calif. (April 12, 2012) – On Wednesday, May 2, 2012 the Newport Beach Film Festival will present its 13th annual Latino Showcase, an evening celebration of Latino cinema and culture. The event will feature premiere screenings of Latino films, followed by a festive post screening gala. With

Yamaha Congratulates First YYPA Winners Ever Selected to Perform in Music For Al …

Yamaha Artist Services Indianapolis congratulates two highly talented young musicians, Jasper Dutz and Tom English, on two highly impressive achievements. Dutz and English, winners of the 2011 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition (YYPA) for jazz saxophone and bassoon respectively, were selected to perform in the 2012 Music for All - Honor Jazz Ensemble and 2012 Music for All - Honor Orchestra. These prestigious ensembles showcase the nation’s finest high school

'Believe In Your Dream' is Michel Montecrossa's song and music video for the 201 …

‘Believe In Your Dream‘ – Michel Montecrossa’s New Topical Song for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, released by Mira Sound Germany on Audio-single and DVD is dedicated to international sportsmanship and the true spirit of the Olympic Games. The song and movie 'Believe In Your Dream' is available on the Michel Montecrossa Homepage and can be downloaded from Bandcamp. Michel Montecrossa says about ‘Believe In Your Dream’: “In sports the power of

Monia Tartarini: Visions of Place at Agora Gallery

As one looks upon the works of Italian photographer Monia Tartarini one senses an understated elegance within the perfection of her carefully poised imagery. A delicate intuition for color and light is revealed through these compositions as the artist captures her large scale digital photographs. Specializing in environmental and studio portraiture, Tartarini chooses subjects which range from classically inspired imagery to visions with a broad worldview drawn from such disparate
04-23-2012 | Arts & Culture
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Worship Leader CD Porter To Bring Believers Into God’s Presence With New Project …

CD Porter is part of a new generation of worshipers called to invite God’s presence into the life of the believer. A worship leader, songwriter, and minister of music, Porter has been catching the attention of gospel music fans and industry alike with his hit, “With One Sound”. The praise and worship track has been dominating Internet radio and has been one of the most requested songs on

Material Culture’s May 5 Auction Debut To Reflect ‘Borderless’ Approach To Art, …

Renowned for its art institutions and rich multicultural heritage, Philadelphia will soon add another very colorful feather to its cap. Material Culture, the city’s popular 60,000-sq.-ft. showplace for antiques, textiles and handcrafted decorative arts, will introduce its new auction division on May 5, 2012 with a 500-lot sale titled “New World Orders.” All forms of bidding will be available, including live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers. Material Culture’s wealth of experience

Mark de Clive-Lowe

On Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 internationally known musician Mark de Clive-Lowe (MdCL), will take the stage at The Beehive, located in Boston, MA, for a special performance of his revolutionary sound. Be there from 9:30PM to 1:00AM as MdCL plays impromptu remixes created from scratch, on the spot using drum machines, keyboards and special effects. He will start with a jazz-oriented set and crank up the intensity with his signature

Frida Kahlo: Art and Fashion Icon

The evolution of Frida Kahlo, from young girl of good bourgeois family to young spouse of Diego Rivera to becoming the most famous Mexican female artist of her times, can be followed in her art and in her attire style. Starting on April 19th 2012 the Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund in Baden-Baden shows a special exhibition dedicated to Frida Kahlo dresses style starting in 1940 when she was 33 years old. Photos of Frida

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