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Antique Chinese gilt-bronze seated Buddha brings $143,000 at Alderfer Auction & …

(HATFIELD, Pa.) – A handsome Chinese gilt-bronze seated Buddha statue, probably made in the late 19th or early 20th century and substantial in size at 20 ½ inches tall, soared to $143,000 at a multi-estate Asian Discovery Sale held Nov. 17 by Alderfer Auction & Appraisal. The sale was held in the firm’s spacious gallery, located at 501 Fairgrounds Road in Hatfield. The Buddha was easily the top lot of the

Iconic instruments favoured by iconic musicians

Birmingham-based auctioneers Biddle & Webb are anticipating a great year as some really exciting and rare items will be featured in the first sale of the New Year on the 6th January 2012. Amongst the items up for sale at the Ladywood auction house is a Martin guitar and ukulele as well as a McIlroy guitar, both makes of which are considered as the Rolls Royce in terms of flattop acoustic

Year of the Dragon Chinese New Year Celebration!

WHAT: On Sunday, January 29th, 2012 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM, China Blossom, located in North Andover, MA, and the Andover Chinese Cultural Exchange (ACCE) will celebrate the Chinese New Year with a festival sponsored by Yang’s Martial Arts. The Chinese New Year celebration is centuries old and the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. More than
12-30-2011 | Arts & Culture
PJ Art Co.

PJ Art Co. Closes Its Centereach Location

CENTEREACH, NY — PJ Art Co. has announced that, due to the current economic conditions and the competitive nature of the retail business, it will close its sole location at 1950 Middle Country Road in Centereach. Starting January 3, all in-stock merchandise will be 50% off. This includes airbrushing products, paints, brushes, drawing paper and canvases, drafting supplies, easels, pens and markers, cutting knives and blades, adhesives and tapes, books, activity

Checkmate: Beginners Chess

WHAT: The chessboard has long been the battlefield for great intellects. This January, the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) will allow you to test your own mental might, as it offers an introductory class on the most popular board game in the world. In "Checkmate: Beginners Chess" students will learn the game's history, rules, setup, movement and

Southwest-Gallery.com expands its current and permanent photographic exhibit col …

The photographic exhibit collection at Southwest-Gallery.com has expanded considerably this year, with a new exhibit added each month. Recently, video versions of exhibits with background music have been added. They add a sense of immersion in the moods of the locations. Current exhibits include the following: * Domingo Baca Canyon in October (Digital, color). Unusual vision of fall colors in New Mexico -- a narrow oak forest clings to a rare water

"All Women" Juried Art Competition Announced by Art Gallery

Jupiter, Florida - December 26, 2011 -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an "All Women" Juried Art Competition for the month of January 2012. The gallery urges all 2D (women only) artists to submit their best art for inclusion into the gallery’s February 2012 online group exhibition. The gallery would like to be able to exhibit only the best art that a women artist can submit with any

Johansson Projects presents Follies of the Digital Arcade featuring Christina Co …

Johansson Projects is pleased to present Follies of the Digital Arcade, Christina Corfield's recently uncovered archives of the mysterious effects of electricity on the visual imagination of the late nineteenth century and it’s impact on today’s digital age. Western society of the late nineteenth century moved from a mechanical to an electrical age, and now we too are living through huge shifts in technologies and communications. Follies of the Digital

A Photographic Tribute to The Barefoot Artist M. F. Husain

Mumbai, 21st Dec: Friday, December 16th, was privy to an evening of celebration, festivities and art. The evening, besides exhibiting rare cherished pictures from Husain’s personal life, witnessed the launch of Pradeep Chandra’s coffee table book on the ‘Picasso of India’, Maqbool Fida Husain at Gallery Art & Soul, Worli in the presence of Husain’s children- Shafat, Akeela and Raisa and grand children- Anita, Manisha and Rabiaba. The event

Improvvisazione Teatrale and Esercizi di Teatro Now Online at the New ImprovVide …

Treviso, Italy, December 21, 2011 – Improvvisazione, The webmaster on the ImprovVideo website today announced the launch of a new improvvisazione teatrale website that features theatrical improvisation videos and training on how to create an improvisational theater workshop. The new website has so far received excellent reviews as reported by the increase in the number of visitors to the site. The new improvvisazione teatrale website features esercizi di teatro, short

Miami Dade College and CINTAS Foundation Announce 2011-2012 Fellows

Miami, Miami Dade College (MDC) and the CINTAS Foundation recently announced this year’s fellows for the annual CINTAS Foundation Fellowship competition at a special reception held at the college’s iconic Freedom Tower. The competition awards a $10,000 fellowship for each winner in three categories: visual arts, music and creative writing. MDC is the new home of the world-renowned CINTAS Fellows Collection, and is currently showcasing an exhibition of this year’s visual

Ancient Chinese jade bear roars to more that $8 million at Elite Decorative Arts …

(BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.) – An exceedingly rare, ancient Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty solid nephrite jade bear, made between 475 B.C.-220 A.D. and exhibiting extensive calcification due to centuries of extended burial, sold for a little more than $8 million at a multi-estate auction held Dec. 10 by Elite Decorative Arts, at the firm’s gallery located in the Quantum Town Center. The nephrite (greenstone) bear was by far the top lot of

Michel Montecrossa's Single 'Talking Selfish David From England' is dedicated to …

‘Talking Selfish David From England (Is It David Cameron?)‘, released by Mira Sound Germany on Audio Single and DVD, is Michel Montecrossa’s New-Topical-Song dedicated to PM David Cameron who has vetoed an EU-wide treaty change to tackle the eurozone crisis, making the mistake to separate and isolate England. Michel Montecrossa says: “Union is good for Europe and the world, Separation is bad. PM David Cameron has effectively vetoed an EU-wide treaty change

Jack and Holly: Brit-Tot Invasion Takes on the Big Boys at Disney

Jack and Holly are two worldly, animated children with questions and curiosity that mirror real-world children’s. For preschoolers, the dreamily bouncing characters are peers with plenty to teach about science and the joys of Christmas. For their parents, Jack and Holly is a culturally rich early childhood learning series from Britain that teaches in a way that captivates their kids. Mainstream programming such as the Baby Einstein series, even with

Agora Gallery Artist Fausto Arrighi: Modern Renaissance Man

Fausto Arrighi’s mid-size acrylic on canvas paintings are influenced by his study of the Classics and the ornate Medieval architecture common to his region of origin. Concerned chiefly with color and form, Arrighi’s compositions feature crimson horizons, deep blue skies and scintillating grassy knolls. The artist’s figurative depiction of animals and religious iconography has a beguilingly dreamlike, illustrative quality. Being a painter, writer, songwriter, sculptor and musician, the multidisciplinary quality

Maryland Author Releases New Powerful Science Fiction Novel

Maryland Author Releases New Powerful Science Fiction Novel Maryland author, Kenneth Rogers, Jr. releases the new science fiction novel, Sequence. Rogers has previously written two other works of fiction and is currently working on the first book in a trilogy. Andrea Remus and Thomas Charon are trapped inside the Pandora Complex, a phenomena which causes thoughts to travel from one memory to the next as they are downloaded into the Pandora

Amity Education Services partners up with elite art schools around the world.

The Bachelor of Arts in Communications is a rigorous, multi-disciplinary program designed to give students the analytical, critical and creative skills that are fundamental to any career in the information age. The major focuses on intellectual development and ethical reasoning and students with a B.A in Communications can go on to careers in fields such as film and video production, journalism, corporate communications, politics, law and many other related

Italian Sculptor, Alessio Ranaldi Explores the Dynamics of Shape and Color at Ag …

Sculptures by Italian artist Alessio Ranaldi explore the dynamic cohesion of opposites through a staggering variety of forms. Pairing unlikely shapes and vivid, contrasting colors, he presents a type of ying and yang, offering audiences a meditative, thoughtful stillness. The sculptures almost beg to be touched, the solid forms appearing delicate and ethereal. Resin is completely solid, yet Ranaldi achieves an incredible fluidity with the material that seems incongruous and

Laura Warburton Now a Light Space & Time Featured Artist

Jupiter, Florida - December 15, 2011 -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announced today that Canadian abstract artist, Laura Warburton was chosen for the Gallery's most recent Artist Showcase. Laura is a Toronto, Canada based artist who creates art through the use of color, texture and imagination. Her edict is that a composition is merely a vague idea, not fully envisioned, until the piece itself emerges with the

Unsigned artist's self released recording taken up by Sony

Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris: Soundtrack includes recording made on a portable MP3 recorder. Woody received a CD from a fan, and enjoyed it so much that he included one of the tracks in his film Midnight in Paris. Sony clearly share the master directors respect for the recording as they have included it on their official soundtrack CD for the film, due for release any day now. The CD was

Rodney Lough Jr. Awarded 2011 Grand Prize in Popular Photography Magazine’s 18th …

World-renowned Master Photographer Rodney Lough Jr. has been awarded the Grand Prize of Popular Photography magazine’s 18th Annual Readers’ Photo Contest. Portland, Oregon, United States., December 15, 2011 -- We are pleased to announce that world-renowned Master Photographer Rodney Lough Jr. has been named the Grand Prize winner of Popular Photography magazine’s 18th Annual Readers’ Photo Contest. His winning photograph “Passing Through” was taken at Nevada’s Black Rock Desert and is

Author John Meikle Releases 'Daughters Of The Outback' A Sweeping Tale Of Advent …

In his deftly written debut novel, John Meikle spins an engaging story involving the daughter of a controlling father who desperately seeks her independence. Her journey leads to the largest station in western Australia, Naringa, where her story highlights intrigue, conquest and endurance in the brutal but majestic expanse of the great Australian Outback. Mr. Meikle relates, "I wrote this book to memorialize the notable characters that were integral

Former Dothan Resident & Northview Graduate Shows HIV Awareness Play In Dothan

Dothan, AL - December 14, 2011 - Cre8ive Nsights, Inc. announce the showing of Positively Infected by playwright Nykieria Chaney, at Doug Tew Center Sunday, January 15, 2012. CDC estimates that more than one million people are living with HIV in the United States. One in five of those people living with HIV are unaware of their infection and someone new is infected with HIV every nine and a half

Talking Young Russia’s Aljona Arschinowa - Michel Montecrossa’s Single about you …

‘Talking Young Russia’s Aljona Arschinowa / Алена Аршинова’ released by Mira Sound Germany on Audio Single and DVD, is Michel Montecrossa’s New-Topical-Song about young Russia’s future in times of uprising, new outlooks and urgent drive for self-determination. The song and video ‘Talking Young Russia’s Aljona Arschinowa’ is available on the Michel Montecrossa Homepage. Michel Montecrossa says: “‘Talking Young Russia’s Aljona Arschinowa’ is a song dedicated to young Russia eager for multiple

Rascal Flatts Announces Winner of Karaoke Challenge

Seymour, TN- December 13, 2011-- Kimberly Morlino, a 28-year-old military wife and mother, has been selected by an adoring public as the winner of Rascal Flatts’ Flatts Fest 2011 Karaoke Challenge, sponsored by Starkey and powered by Chartbuster Karaoke and Roland. Her video performance of “Black Velvet,” recorded on June 19 at Farm Bureau Live in Virginia Beach, Va., just before Rascal Flatts would strum the opening chords of their

Art Gallery Exhibitions Can Now be Viewed Online at YouTube

Jupiter, Florida - December 13, 2011 -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very proud to announce that it is now featuring their past, present and future online art gallery exhibitions on YouTube. The art gallery has converted all of their past art exhibitions to their own YouTube Channel which can be accessed here at http://www.youtube.com/user/LightSpaceTime. The gallery has reproduced and enhanced all of their online art exhibition posts

Florida Author Gary Showalter Announces Release Of Mystery Novel ‘Twisted Key’ …

Florida author Gary Showalter has announced the release of his latest novel, ‘Twisted Key’. In addition to his other novels, ‘The Big Bend’ and ‘Hog Valley’, ‘Twisted Key’ is available in paperback, Kindle and Nook formats. Gary Showalter’s works follow in the tradition of great mystery novelists such as John D. MacDonald, Elmore Leonard, James Grippando and Carl Hiassen. In the ‘Twisted Key’ storyline, retired cop Terry Rankin has taken on a
12-14-2011 | Arts & Culture
MAX Agency

MAX Agency is currently hiring Talent Scouts and Talent Agents

MAX Agency, Canada's leading Principal TV/Film/Modeling Agency, is currently hiring Talent Scouts and Agents for their Toronto office. Toronto, ON December 12, 2011 - MAX Agency is currently hiring Talent Scouts and Agents. Have you ever thought about having a career in the entertainment industry? Have you watched reality shows like 'American Idol' or 'So, you think you can dance?', and thought I can do that. I can spot raw talent.

World5 single "You and I" makes impression among music industry professionals

HOUSTON TX: With testimonials describing the band as "A Powerful Musical Force" shortly after having entered the recording studio with Grammy winning producer Randy Miller, the band World5 has released their first single off the new album titled "Global Experience", due out in spring of 2012 on Island Def Jam digital distribution. "I knew that it was the single as soon as I heard it," states Producer/ Engineer

COR Executives From Germany Visit Home Resource in Sarasota, Florida

SARASOTA, FLORIDA – Executives from COR and Interlübke, high-end furniture manufacturers based in Germany, were in Sarasota recently to visit the Home Resource showroom and familiarize themselves with the Florida market. The visit cements the relationship between the furniture manufacturers and Home Resource, which is now the exclusive Florida retailer for COR and the exclusive Florida West Coast retailer for sister company Interlübke. Visiting executives included Felix Piayda, North American Representative

Singer/Actress Melora Hardin Of The Office To Perform In New York City This Week …

Los Angeles, CA – December 9, 2011 - Critically acclaimed singer and actress Melora Hardin (The Office / Monk) will be performing live at Feinstein’s in New York City this weekend (December 11/12th). Her performance will be comprised of her original cuts, classic Broadway, standards, pop and holiday music. A live show from Melora is not to be missed, her charismatic delivery and broad range of talent leaves audiences in

A Day of Bliss Announces Caribbean Wedding Package

The Caribbean has long been a favored destination for lovers to wed. Recognizing this to be a reality for wedding couples Wolfgang Freithof is announcing that he is offering special wedding packages for couples who are exchanging their vows anywhere within the Caribbean. Caribbean weddings can now relish the same quality, professionalism and art of a Freithof wedding photograph that couples in New York and the world have been enjoying

A Day of Bliss in Europe

New York wedding photographer Wolfgang Freithof has accepted three European weddings this upcoming season. Paris and Vienna are to be the locations of the upcoming nuptials and Wolfgang is looking forward to the challenges these foreign locales will bring. When asked about shooting such an important occasion in a foreign country New York photographer Freithof is nonchalant, “It's always a great challenge to go to a foreign destination, find a

Indastro Offers of the Free 2012 Forecast Based on Exclusively on the Vedic Syst …

Indastro.com completes 11 years in 2012 and is poised to offer a host of new services and special offers in the New Year. Our team of Vedic Astrologers has grown to 24 astrologers working 24/7 out of 9 cities, including New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Lucknow, Baroda, Gurgaon, Indore, Amritsar & Kolkata. Our annual offering of the free 2012 forecast based exclusively on the Vedic system would go

"Oh, Beautiful" Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2011 Book List

Often called “the world’s toughest book critics,” Kirkus Reviews has named Oh, Beautiful: An American Family in the 20th Century to its Best of 2011 book list. The book titles making up the five categories of the list were announced this week. Oh, Beautiful appears within the Best Indie of 2011 category, which encompasses all genres of independently published books. The titles named to the Best Indie of 2011 category are

Toronto Film School Term 5 Acting Students Will Debut Their Acting Skills in an …

Term 5 Acting students from the 18-month Acting for Film TV and the Theatre program at Toronto Film School will be showcasing their talents in a production of Monsieur D'Eon. The play is written by Mark Brownell and directed by Sue Miner. The play is a true-life tale of an 18th century aristocrat who transforms himself into a woman at the peak of his political career. Come see this story

Marq Aurel feat. MeeShaill new dance song

Turn up the volume for Marq Aurel's brand new winter dance hit featuring MeeShaill. Crackin basses warm up the floors during the cold season and enchanting vocals by the talented singer MeeShaill make this great track perfect. MeeShaill is the singing part of the TWIN M project and gave his voice to the song "Came to say Hello". After having great success with his latest releases "Road Rat", a co-production with BEATBREAKER which

Music Clout Announces Open Slot to Play Premier Venue during SXSW Music Week.

Music Clout has teamed up with Visionary Artist Management to hand pick one lucky band to play during their sponsored St. Patty’s Day free-for-all celebration happening at the world famous Flamingo Cantina on 6th Street in the heart of Austin! Not only will this band be opening for legendary rockers Paranoid Social Club and Abandoned Pools, they will also be preforming in front of hundreds of music industry professionals,

Rare Books Auction in Hamburg - Germany defeats the USA

Hamburg, 28 November, 2011, (kk) – In the bidding race for George Catlin’s “North American Indian Portfolio” (lot 40), which could almost double its starting price of € 45.000 with a result of € 87.600*, several bidders from the USA were left empty handed. The unique contemporary document of highest rarity will remain in Germany after the heated bidding skirmish. Die TOP 5 No. 40: G. Catlin, North American Indian Portfolio.

Local Photographer Opens New Studio in Wake Forest

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (December 2, 2011) – A Picture to Remember Studio, a locally owned and operated photography studio, has announced its official opening at 1422 Wall Road in Wake Forest, N.C. A Picture to Remember Studio not only caters to local photographers in need of studio space by offering monthly partnership plans and hourly rentals, but also provides customers the ability to schedule appointments for all types of photography. The

Countryside Art Exhibition is Now Open and Online

Jupiter, Florida - December 01, 2011 -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its December 2011 art exhibition is now posted, online and ready to view on their website. The theme for this art exhibition is "Countryside" with artists providing their interpretation by depicting rural living, the outdoors and pastoral scenes. The gallery encouraged accepted entries from all artists regardless of their experience and there

Corps Stars Bring South Bay Ballet’s Nutcracker to Life

(Torrance, CA) If you are one of those who look forward to the holiday season and enjoy the performing arts then more than likely you are not a stranger to the timeless story of The Nutcracker. Performed by ballet companies around the world year in and year out, the account of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince is an enchanting tale enjoyed by theatre-goers of all ages. And

New Book Tells Personal Stories of Black Power Activists

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Michel Montecrossa releases 'The Christmas Symphony' dedicated to the young life …

Michel Montecrossa’s touching and powerful ‘The Christmas Symphony – Die Weihnachts Symphonie’ released by Mira Sound Germany as Audio-CD and DVD with 6 orchestral and 6 solo chant tracks is dedicated to the young life of Jesus. Michel Montecrossa has written the lyrics of the chants on the basis of early Jesus traditions. ‘The Christmas Symphony’ is performed by Michel Montecrossa and his Lightsound Orchestra. The vocals are performed in

The United Nations: A Special Week Of Many Cultures Discussing Our Planet's Futu …

Ms. Monet was accompanied, at the United Nation's during Spirituality week, by three members of the Hopi Clan. Their message was regarding Leaders In Crisis: Finding Peace In Chaos/Egypt, Atlantis & The Hopi Prophecy. The Hopi People prophesy that until we come together in the heart and recognize our oneness with the sacred Earth and all that exists, we will not experience peace. The hope brought forth was that there

Blackbird Theatre Presents Samuel Beckett's Profound Comedic Masterpiece 'Waitin …

Brilliant? Absurd? A lot of meaningless nonsense? Blackbird Theatre presents that play - Samuel Beckett's harrowing, funny, and deeply human masterpiece Waiting for Godot, directed by John Wright, December 27, 2011 to January 21, 2012 at The Cultch (Vancouver East Cultural Centre). Vancouver’s award-winning and celebrated interpreter of classical theatre brings to life a seminal work of the 20th century where nothing happens...twice. “People love it. People hate it. But

Anthropology Faculty Member Receives Tenth Grant from the National Endowment for …

Dr. Laraine Fletcher, professor and chair of anthropology at Adelphi University and her co-director Dr. George Scheper, faculty associate, Advanced Academic Programs at Johns Hopkins University; and emeritus professor of humanities at the Community College of Baltimore County, have been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grant money will fund an NEH Summer Institute administered by Project Manager David A. Berry, executive director of

Flatts Fest 2011 Karaoke Challenge Prepares To Name Grand Prize Winner

Competitors in the Rascal Flatts Flatts Fest 2011 Karaoke Challenge, sponsored by Starkey and powered by Chartbuster Karaoke and Roland, are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the National Grand Prize Contest as voting is scheduled to close at the end of November. “It’s crunch time,” said Norbert Stovall, CEO of Big Mama Digital Entertainment. “It’s going to come down to those final few votes to determine the winner of the Grand

Corp Executive Hotel Apartments Celebrates 40th UAE National Day with Unique Exh …

As part of the 40th UAE National Day Celebrations, Corp Executive Hotel Apartments – Al Barsha – Dubai is organising a special exhibition titled “My Years in the UAE”. The exhibition is open for all UAE residents (both Nationals and expatriates) to take part in and will showcase the most memorable photographs of the participants’ time spent in the UAE. The opening of this show will be on December 1st

Miley Cyrus is Top Search Term on Kazazz Social Search Engine

Today, Kazazz is pleased to announce that Miley Cyrus was the top search term on the Kazazz Social Search Engine for the week ending November 27, 2011. Kazazz is a new search engine that provides live social search results for its users. Unlike other search engines where users search the internet and quickly leave the site, users search on Kazazz and stay on the site to view the search

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