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Michel Montecrossa's live-album ‘In The Light Is The Answer’ reflects change in …

‘In The Light Is The Answer’, released by Mira Sound Germany on Audio-CD and DVD, presents 18 New-Topical Songs by Michel Montecrossa, Mirakali and Diana Antara reflecting the challenge of change in the ongoing world events. Michel Montecrossa performs 10 Evolver-Acoustic-Songs, Mirakali 4 Peace-Evolver-Songs and Diana Antara 4 heartbeat songs. Michel Montecrossa opens the concert with his down-to-earth acoustic set presenting the following songs: ‘In The Light Is The Answer‘,

AllSaints Spitalfields Continue Their Widely Acclaimed Basement Sessions

AllSaints Spitalfields continue their close affiliation with the music industry with their latest release for the widely acclaimed Basement Sessions. Having always held a close affiliation with music, AllSaints' ever growing Basement Sessions have gone from strength to strength since their 2011 inception. From the outset, AllSaints had a long standing history of collaborating with and supporting various musical talents, however the decision to establish Basement Sessions has allowed the fashion
02-17-2012 | Arts & Culture

Town Hall Harnesses Youth to Create Community Change

How can a community successfully address the issues that affect youth and create structures for safety, opportunity, and deeper connection between generations and among cultural groups? The answer lies in listening to the collective voice of the next generation and building partnerships that provide accessible and relevant solutions. “Silence is Worse than Violence: A Youth Town Hall Meeting” opens an important conversation in southeastern San Diego between young people, adults,
02-17-2012 | Arts & Culture

Startup Looks Set to Flip the Switch on 3-D Movie Re-Releases

FilmFunds’ process speeds up converting from 2-D to 3-D and lowers the cost Los Angeles - After a 3-D re-release of “The Lion King” roared at the box office last year, a pipeline of 3-D theatrical re-releases is in place for this year. But Carl Freer, founder of L.A. startup FilmFunds, thinks there’s room for even more. His startup just started selling 3-D conversion technology to studios that allows them to

Uniaak Brings Cheers for its Clients in New Year 2012

Noida, U.P, India– February 15, 2012. Uniaak brings cheers for its clients in this New Year with its latest range of home decor items, unique gift items and handcrafted jewellery. All these items are made up of superior quality material and are available at reasonable prices. For those looking for unique home decor ideas in India, Uniaak has brought a range of artistic pieces to adorn each area of home.

Current exhibition: ‘Shadows in the park’ in Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany

The parkways of Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg and Schlosshotel Lerbach in Bergisch-Gladbach near Cologne currently host an exhibition featuring a number of the so-called ‘shadow sculptures’ by the German artist Stefan Szczesny. The exhibition is part of a series of installations of these sculptures under the general title ‘Shadows in…’. Previous venues were St. Moritz, Sylt and Saint-Tropez. Born in Munich in 1951, Stefan Szczesny is among the protagonists of the

Celebrity HGTV Host Suzanne Whang Debuts One Woman Comedy Show about Breast Canc …

On February 5 at Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA, Suzanne Whang opened her one woman show "Cracked Open" before a sell-out crowd. You can buy tickets to the remaining show at Cracked Open radically and comically dissect issues of race, culture, gender and politics, and addresses the actress's ongoing journey with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. This funny and autobiographical show received a standing ovation from an audience comprised primarily

Hungry Ear Coffee House March Music Madness

ESCAPE TO MARCH MUSIC MADNESS at the Hungry Ear Coffee House at Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation, March 3, 8 pm for ballads to beach music with a bit of country. $5 suggested donation, larger amounts gratefully accepted. Coffee, tea, soft drinks, and sweets available. Plenty of free parking. Please bring a canned food donation for the Community Action Center. Doors open at 7:30 pm. PERFORMERS Wil Hodge: Real Nashville-Country - Singer/Songwriter/Producer Wil

Home Resource Presents "Shakespeare's Problem with Women" in Sarasota, FL

SARASOTA, FLORIDA – Michael and Kathy Bush of Home Resource are pleased to present “Bitch: Shakespeare’s Problem with Women,” as they continue to nurture the London tradition of live fringe theater in downtown Sarasota. “Nothing is more vivid in our memories of London than watching Shakespeare performed along the banks of the Thames, or in a field without a stage, or set where actors sat with the audience when they
02-09-2012 | Arts & Culture
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Al Gomes and A. Michelle of Big Noise Celebrate 22 Years of Music Business Accom …

Big Noise, the award-winning music firm founded in 1990 by Al Gomes and A. Michelle will celebrate its 22nd anniversary this year. In the past year, Al Gomes and A. Michelle's achievements included assisting jazz legend Freddy Cole in scoring a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album for 'Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B' (Big Noise also hosted the celebratory party with Freddy at the Grand Hyatt New York Hotel on

Michel Montecrossa dedicates Single 'Russia and America Rock' to superpowers and …

Mira Sound Germany releases as Single and DVD ‘Russia and America Rock‘, Michel Montecrossa’s Evolver-Song & Movie from the Reality Rocker movie series Part One ‘New Day’. ‘Russia and America Rock‘ is dedicated to Russia and America and their hot spots Iran and Syria. The song and movie are available on the Michel Montecrossa Homepage. The song can be downloaded from Bandcamp. Michel Montecrossa says: “The ‘Russia and America Rock’ is a

CONTESA Announces Enhanced Education Sponsorship Programme for AIDS Orphans in Z …

8th February 2012, Bournemouth: CONTESA a UK registered charity which supports AID orphans in Zambia has today announced the enhancement of the CONTESA Education Sponsorship Programme, which will sponsor the secondary education of students from Kabwe Futures Community School and Messiah Mission Community School in Lusaka. The programme was created to assist students leaving community schools after grade 9 to enter government schools that require fees to be paid for tuition,

Tiempo Libre Brings the Heat and Rhythm of Havana to the Chan Centre

Vancouver, BC - The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents three-time Grammy nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre. The high-voltage Latin septet will bring audiences to their feet on Friday, March 9 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. “The music of Cuba is undeniable. It simply sets your body in motion,” said Joyce Hinton, Co-Managing Director of the Chan Centre. “Equally

The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge [DL8] February, 9-19th 2012

Naherholung Sternchen, Berlin-Mitte [DL8], the 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge, the festival for contemporary media and film, 2012, is hitting Berlin in a new vein and venue, this year making the up-and-comer insider tip Naherholung Sternchen its stomping ground. The reason for the move will be clear to all once they hit the doors, literally a stone’s throw from the iconic Kino International near Alexanderplatz Berlin: the location, a one-time thespians’

Fine artwork, Russian objects, more will be auctioned Feb. 25 by Elite Decorativ …

(BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.) – Around 400 quality lots of fine artwork, decorative art and Russian works will cross the block on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Elite Decorative Arts. The auction will be held in the firm’s spacious gallery facility, located in the Quantum Town Center at 1034 Gateway Boulevard (Suite 106-108) in Boynton Beach. The action will begin at 1 p.m. (EST). Two works of art are expected to fetch $80,000-$100,000.

Frida Kahlo: la Tehuana

After four weeks Winter break, on February 4th 2012 the Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund in Baden-Baden opens again with the continuation of the exhibition “Frida Kahlo: Viva La Vida”. During the month of February the Museum will show an additional exhibition “Frida la Tehuana”, dedicated to the famous Tehuana dresses Frida Kahlo used to wear and to paint. These dresses are composed of a blouse (called “Huipil”) and a long skirt, which the women

ACCORD Freedom Trail Creates Cell Phone Tour Experience with OnCell Mobile Techn …

This week, in honor of Black History Month, the ACCORD Freedom Trail in St. Augustine, Florida, unveiled a new cell phone tour powered by OnCell. The cell phone tour corresponds with 31 historical Freedom Trail markers dedicated to remembering, recognizing and honoring all of those who risked their lives to attain civil rights for all and to celebrate St. Augustine’s pivotal role in the passage of the Landmark Civil

Conserving and Caring for Art Prints

Pollution in the Environment and living conditions proving hazardous for precious works of art. Limited edition art prints by well known artists today retain their social and financial value as art as they are creations of an artistic process rather than a mechanical one, and they may become rare as they are limited in number. Proper care and conservation of these treasured pieces of art has become an important concern for

Elle Febbo Celebrates Birthday with OC Foster Youth through “My Giving” Campaign …

Former Orangewood Children’s Home resident turned bestselling children’s author gives back for her birthday, and invites others to do the same. Orange, CA, February 2, 2012 -- Elle Febbo was once a child resident at Orangewood Children’s Home for abused, abandoned and neglected children in Orange County, CA; today, she’s a bestselling author, and child advocate who’s opted to pass on the birthday gifts this year, and instead is asking friends

A&O Technology implements in the role of general service provider Gert Hof's pro …

Doha, Qatar – 11th December 2011 – On the third Sunday in Advent, the Katara Amphitheatre was transformed into a chalice of light and sound, while the heavens above the Katara Village in Doha, Qatar, were flooded with blazing beams of light. For the ceremonial opening of the Katara Amphitheatre, under the patronage of His Highness Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Than, on the occasion of the Fourth Forum

Threads and paint shape Raul de la Torre’s art universe at Artspace Warehouse Lo …

A Barcelona-born artist, Raul de la Torre, organically embroiders his way on the Los Angeles art scene with a sweeping artwork installation at Artspace Warehouse. Raul de la Torre’s path to art came to fruition in Los Angeles, his adopted city. Born and raised in Barcelona, Raul's artworks have been exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where he is a member of the museum’s Art Council.

Experience Rhythm, Color and Movement in Sieglinde Wagner’s Art at Agora gallery …

Sieglinde Wagner's mixed media work runs the gamut from full abstraction to figurative paintings. Her careful, focused attention to her subjects and themes is surpassed only by her fine-tuned sense of rhythm, color, and movement. Wagner's lines have a pulsing, vibrating quality. Her abstracts on daringly thin vertical canvases leap from the surface with jittery, frenetic, yet somehow graceful movement, charged with electric emotion. Even when her work is

Rusiko Plaksina’s Brings a Piece of Georgian Culture to the New York Art Scene

Georgian artist Rusiko Plaksina combines abstract elements with image-based art both to highlight the beauty of art as its own entity and explore the progressive development of modernity as it continues to unfold. In fantastical images defined by a confluence of colors and a wide range of emotions, she brings balance and harmony to our modern consciousness by providing a visual counterpoint to the chaos that inevitably surrounds us. Profoundly

Janice Sobel: Contours of the Mind at Agora Gallery

A pyrotechnic orientation and a keen interest in figuration forge the core of Janice Sobel’s thickly layered acrylic on canvas compositions. Her bold abstractions in scintillating jewel tones follow elemental themes – fire, water, earth and ether. Expanding and contracting across the foreground, her painterly gestures evoke the sweet rhythm of a lilting ballad or glacial spring. Sobel identifies painting as a ‘pure’ source of joy, enabling new ways of

40. Istanbul Music Festival presents programme 2012: "Hope and Heroes", 31 May - …

The Istanbul Music Festival, the first festival organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012. Sponsored by the Borusan Holding since 2006, the Festival’s 40th edition will be held between 31 May and 29 June. The 40th Music Festival will host more than 750 local and foreign artists in Istanbul and will present a month full of music. The 40th

Incite Creative helps PaintPrints Make its Mark

The Hadassah Medical Center pioneers stem cell research to improve and potentially cure the lives of people suffering from debilitating diseases and conditions. Baltimore, MD, February 01, 2012 - Incite Creative is proud to announce its involvement with local artist, Stephanie Levine, in helping to shape her brand and create exposure for her collection of original works titled, PaintPrints by Staphanie in conjunction with her recent honoring at the Hadassah Medical

Reinisch Contemporary opens with new works by Hubert Schmalix

Winter Journey, an exhibition of new paintings by renowned Austrian artist Hubert Schmalix, marks the return of art collector and dealer Helmut Reinisch to the historical centre of Graz. More than 200 m2 in a prime location are (once again) converted into a setting for selected art projects. Günther Holler-Schuster, Universalmuseum Joanneum, about Winter Journey: The new paintings by ever-travelling Hubert Schmalix are, as in the past, determined by ostensible contradictions.
02-02-2012 | Arts & Culture
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IIA AWARDS Celebrates Centenary of the Capital

New Delhi, 2012: Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) salutes the political and cultural city of Delhi, on completing 100 years of its re-emergence as modern India's capital. Commemorating the centenary of the Capital, this year the coveted annual 'IIA Awards 2011' will be held at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi on February 5, 2012. New Delhi will witness the biggest ever annual congregation of Architects, where more than 1800

New help for struggling photographers

Photography has in recent years been one of the most popular hobbies in the world, with millions of cameras sold worldwide every year, and the advent of digital photography and affordable equipment in theory allowing amateur photographers to take pictures as good as the professionals. So often this has not always been the case as many hobbyists struggle to get the most out of their often complicated camera gear and are

I.M. Chait To Auction Important Chinese Ceramics & Asian Artworks During Asia We …

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – When the doors are opened to I.M. Chait’s elegant Manhattan gallery space during Asia Week New York (March 16-24), the management and staff of the family-owned southern California firm expect to welcome many old friends to their preview and March 21 auction of Important Chinese Ceramics & Asian Works of Art. The company’s venerable founder and auctioneer Isadore “I.M.” Chait, who is celebrating his 45th year

Michel Montecrossa's CD ‘Talking Banking Solution’ (The Evolver Song) for WEF, O …

‘Talking Banking Solution’ (The Evolver Song), released by Mira Sound Germany on Audio Single and DVD, is Michel Montecrossa’s New-Topical-Song singing ‘capitalism has to change’ and is stimulated by World Economic Forum, Occupy & the People. The song and video ‘Talking Banking Solution’ (The Evolver Song) are available on the Michel Montecrossa Homepage. Michel Montecrossa says about Talking Banking Solution (The Evolver Song): “Talking Banking Solution (The Evolver Song) is singing about

Robert E. Person, Popular Inspirational Singer, Debuts At D.C.’s Famed Blues All …

Robert E. Person is known for his smoldering tenor vocals and near perfect delivery. The artist’s career has soared since the release of his critically-acclaimed project, Soul Sanctuary. Showcasing inspirational, urban and jazz sounds, the CD is the third effort from the award-winning soloist. Produced by Allyn Johnson, Director of Jazz Studies of the University of the District of Columbia, the project flaunts strong jazz and soul

Prominant LDS writer publishes uplifting, nearly-lost Mormon classics

Popular Latter-day Saint author and blogger Mary Bailey has long sought after and embraced many of the early classics of Mormon literature. In the past many of these rare and obscure works have been available in antique book stores and poor-quality internet scans only. Now, having amassed and personally transcribed many of these almost-lost classics, she seeks to make these works widely available once again.

Joslyn Art Museum Creates Mobile Tour Experience with OnCell

A new interactive cell phone tour is launching in February to visitors at the Joslyn Art Museum, located in Omaha, Nebraska. This mobile interpretive program, powered by OnCell (, features 30 stops posted throughout the galleries. Visitors will be able to listen to the tour content at their own time and pace, using their own mobile phones. There are multiple ways to access Joslyn's OnCell tour. Visitors can access tour

Michel Montecrossa releases CD ‘Talking Sanctions’ (On Iranian Oil Import) about …

‘Talking Sanctions’ (On Iranian Oil Import), released by Mira Sound Germany on Audio Single and DVD, is Michel Montecrossa’s New-Topical-Song about EU sanctions on Iranian oil import and the dangers of bad foreign policy for the European people. The song and video ‘Talking Sanctions’ (On Iranian Oil Import) are available on the Michel Montecrossa Homepage. Michel Montecrossa says about ‘Talking Sanctions’ (On Iranian Oil Import): “EU-sanctions on Iranian oil import are no

MÖZARTHEAD applaudes Newt Gingrich for his „Moon Mission“ vision

Today, the head and lead-singer of the international top-act MÖZARTHEAD, Elvis Presto, announced his support of the idea to establish a permanent moon-base by the US. In a recent appearence during his running election campaign nearby the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the republican-candidate Newt Gingrich had promised to establish a permanent US-colony on the moon by 2020 if he was elected president. „We absolutely appreciate and support this visionary idea“
01-28-2012 | Arts & Culture

Tim Kang Launches Production Company One Shoot Films and Starts a 2012 Short Fil …

The Mentalist star’s production company will be holding a short film competition in awareness of child abduction and exploitation. Los Angeles, CA (January 23, 2012)- Actor Tim Kang, best known for his role on CBS’ critically-acclaimed show THE MENTALIST has launched a film production company called One Shoot Films (OSF). Beginning Tuesday, January 24, 2012 One Shoot Films is accepting entries into the OSF Short Film Competition 2012. As an homage

G. S. Overseas announces the launch of their Official Website

Presenting the vast gamut of decorative items, home decorative and lifestyle accessories online with just a click....... Delhi, DELHI, 27/01/2012 : G. S. Overseas are a renowned manufacturer and exporter of high quality range of decorative items, home decoration products and lifestyle accessories. Meeting the varied needs & preferences of customers from all over the globe, G.S. Overseas is now available on line to reach each and every corner of the

Michel Montecrossa releases Single 'American Crossroads' for Obama, re-election …

‘American Crossroads‘ released by Mira Sound Germany on Audio Single and DVD, is Michel Montecrossa’s New-Topical-Song for Obama, re-election and USA destiny. The song and video ‘American Crossroads‘ are available on the Michel Montecrossa Homepage. Michel Montecrossa says about ‘American Crossroads’: “With Obama on his re-election campaign the world has an eye on America’s future and the American crossroads affecting us all. The United States of America are standing on the crossroads

Call for Entries "Landscapes" Juried Art Contest

Jupiter, Florida - January 25, 2012 -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call for entries with the theme "Landscapes" for a juried art contest for the month of February 2012. The gallery urges all 2D artists to submit their best “landscape” art for inclusion into the gallery’s March 2012 online group exhibition. The gallery invites all 2D artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their

Big Ben Parliament Creations Working With Award-Winning Illustrator, Sergio Mart …

Reno, Nevada (PRWEB) January 24, 2012 Big Ben Parliament Creations (BBP Creations) is working with Award-Winning Illustrator, Sergio Martinez, on their latest iBook, iPhone and iPad app,“Once Upon A Time...There was Snow White” due to be released later this Spring. BBP Creations has developed in-house iPhone and iPad apps for large companies for over 3 years and in November 2012, they released “Santa’s Christmas Activity Book” as well as a Lite version

Author Rusty Blackwood Announces Booksignings, Releases New Children's Book 'Thr …

Acclaimed Canadian author Rusty Blackwood, author of the 'Passion In Paris' series, has announced a number of upcoming booksignings. She is also pleased to announce the release of her new children's book, 'Through The Eyes Of Innocence'. The book is a collection of short stories based on her experiences growing up in rural Ontario, Canada. New dates include: January 28th at Chapters, Fairview Mall, St. Catharines, Ont. February 4th. at Coles, Seaway
01-23-2012 | Arts & Culture

Scapa Supports the Hallé and The Bridgewater Hall

January 2012 Scapa Group plc, a global manufacturer of bonding materials and solutions is pleased to announce their partnership with the Hallé and The Bridgewater Hall. The Hallé whose home is the iconic Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, ranks among the UK's top symphonic ensembles. Heejae Chae, Scapa’s CEO said: “we are very excited to partner with the Hallé and The Bridgewater Hall. To be associated with such a famous orchestra and

Piano-Yoga® Retreats Return to Kings Place, London, on 12th February 2012

On the 12th February Piano-Yoga® - the miracle piano technique which allowed its creator, GéNIA, to return to the podium just 10 weeks after breaking her wrist - returns to the refreshing environs of the sparkling new world-class music venue, Kings Place, where Piano-Yoga® retreats were first launched earlier in 2011. Russian virtuoso pianist GéNIA will be sharing the cutting-edge piano method that is Piano-Yoga® with pianists looking to

ART takes double stage at Pasadena Playhouse with an installation from Artspace …

Pasadena Playhouse features art installation from Los Angeles gallery Artspace Warehouse for the duration of the new play ART, Jan. 24 - Feb. 19, 2012. Pasadena Playhouse, an iconic theatrical venue since 1917, opens its critically acclaimed play ART by Yasmin Reza, the screenwriter of the award-winning play God’s of Carnage, on January 24, 2012. In conjunction with the play’s run through February 19, 2012, the theater has

Record number of participants in the red dot award: product design 2012

Today is the last day of the regular registration period for the red dot award: product design 2012. It will still be possible to register during the latecomers’ phase which runs until 8 February 2012. That is the last chance to attain what is probably the world’s most sought-after seal of quality for design, the red dot. Never in the history of the red dot design award have there been


La Cañada Flintridge, CA, January 19, 2012 - LCPC's Drama Ministry proudly presents, RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET this February, directed by Justin S. Fisher (THE LAST FIVE YEARS). This rock-opera, musical comedy based on William Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST is Part 2 in the LCPC Drama Ministry’s 2011/2012 Season, “Shakespeare 3 Ways.” RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET is a unique way to experience Shakespeare’s writing through comedy & song.

Boston Rare Maps Showcases First Antique Map of The Independent United States at …

MIAMI, FL – Boston Rare Maps, one of the country’s premier specialists in rare and unusual antique maps, announces the acquisition of an important and highly sought-after 1784 map by Jean Lattré, noted as the first map of the independent United States. The map, a rare variant including text panels describing the “principal events” of the American Revolution, will highlight Boston Rare Maps’ offerings at this year’s Miami International

HOWLIN Comedy Club’s Star Studded Guestlist comes to St Albans

HOWLIN confirms and welcomes television presenter Anna Williamson, Ben Goffe and Rusty Goffe (one of the original Oompa Loompas) as audience guests to see HOWLIN Comedy Club’s gagtastic line up this February 4th at The Maltings Theatre. HOWLIN also welcomes a special appearance by Kev Orkian onto the stage and if that wasn’t enough, HOWLIN brings to you Tinky Winky from the Teletubbies! Read on to find out more!! HOWLIN Comedy

Best Seller “What Love Is A-Z” Receives the Award of Excellence Tribute from the …

Film Advisory Board Honors “What Love Is A-Z” by Elle Febbo the Award of Excellence in Children’s Literature. Hollywood, Ca., January 19, 2012 – The Film Advisory Board has announced their most recent Award of Excellence tribute recipient, and the award goes to best seller, “What Love Is A-Z”, illustrated by Andrea Narciso and written and created by Elle Febbo, a former foster-child turned best-selling author and child advocate. Janet Stokes, Executive

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