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ON FRIDAY, May 2 at 6 p.m. there will be an art opening at Hardeko, Björkstigen 3 in Bispgården, Ragunda, Jämtland, Sweden, featuring Swedish photographer Eva Fidjeland and other artists. AthensArt is a network of artists living in different parts of the world, and every year they exhibit their work together. This year Sweden has been chosen as the country for AthensArt's annual arts festival.
THE SHOW, which runs through May 11, is organized by Center of Arts 4 Seasons and Hardeko and Mr. Geert Weggen. For information about the participating artists, please visit http://athensart-2010.ning.com/.
EVA FIDJELAND is an artist, poet and photographer who lives in Orrefors, Sweden. She was born in Stockholm in 1955. Her art reflects cultural influences from childhood years spent in Portugal, Lebanon, Iran and Afghanistan. In 1978 she went to live in the artists' village Ein Hod in Israel, where she learnt the art of making stained glass from Professor Joseph Chaaltiel --…
Posted by Eva Fidjeland on April 21, 2014 at 9:39am
Country Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees Announced
Music stars Mac Wiseman, Ronnie Milsap and Hank Cochran will receive induction honors into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
While many music critics speculated that Wiseman and Milsap would receive inductions this year, they were pleasantly surprised to learn that Cochran would receive the honor after only a few short years after his death at age 74.
The Country Music Hall of Fame recently made expansions to its facilities and has elected Wiseman the “Veteran Era” artist, Milsap as a “Modern Era” artist and Cochran in the “Songwriter” category.
The three musicians were selected by the Country Music Association, who is proud of the three inductees as they are considered as one of the most diverse in its history. While Wiseman has made contributions to music in nearly eight different decades, Milsap has been particularly influential in country music’s 70s and 80s, where the singer charted an astounding 48 consecutive Billboard Top 10 country singles.
Much of Cochran’s songs are considered classics in the genre today, including I Fall To Pieces, Make the World Go Away, Don’t You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me and The Chair. The singer’s close…Continue
Posted by Internet Music Radio on April 23, 2014 at 12:00pm
Disney Releases Million Dollar Arm in May 2014
While the sport of baseball is not one of the national pastimes in India, two pitchers with extraordinary throwing velocity continue to develop the natural gift in their native land. The opportunity of a lifetime presents itself when the two win a reality show competition, getting the attention of American sports agent J.B. Bernstein, who travels to India to examine the pitcher’s talents, ultimately connecting them with Major League Baseball franchises. The film documents the transition from not being able to showcase one’s talents to being on the grandest stage of them all.
The film stars Jon Hamm as Bernstein, Bill Paxton as the pitching coach Tom House, Suraj Sharma as Rinku Singh, Madhur Mittal as Dinesh Patel, and Alan Arkin. Walt Disney Pictures will release the film in theaters on May 16, 2014.
Singh and Patel are currently pitchers for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. The film is a biographical sports drama that documents their pathway to the MLB.
The first production video for the film began in 2008, when sports producers and brothers Neil Mandt and Michael Mandt began recording the training and tryouts of the two pitchers at USC. The footage became a nine-minute trailers which later became the basis of the biographical film. The rights to the film were purchased originally by Sony Pictures…Continue
Posted by Online Film Studio on April 22, 2014 at 12:00pm
Samsung Opens Innovation Museum
The “Samsung Innovation Museum” is opening at the company’s Digital City complex in Suwon, Korea. It will display the company’s exhibits on major innovations over the last two centuries, ranging from the development of the light bulb to mobile technologies.
According to a Samsung press release, the museum “features original inventions from Thomas Edison’s light bulb and Samuel Morse’s telegraph to the latest cutting-edge discoveries,” which is set to include the company’s most current specifications for its Galaxy line smartphones and tablets. In addition, the museum will display the technologies of Michael Faraday and Alexander Graham Bell.
Tech writers are hoping Samsung includes the technologies of its market competitors. The exhibits at the museum would be even stronger if Google’s search engine and Apple operating systems and mobile technologies were also on display. It has been confirmed that an exhibit for Apple’s early model computers “Apple II” will have its own display at the museum.
Below is Samsung’s official press release:
Grand Opening of Samsung Innovation Museum Showcases The History and Future of Electronics Innovation
Museum features original inventions from Thomas Edison’s light bulb and Samuel Morse’s telegraph to the latest cutting-edge discoveries
Samsung Electronics opened the Samsung Innovation Museum (S/I/M) dedicated to exploring the past, present and future of the electronics industry,…Continue
Posted by Technology & Innovation on April 21, 2014 at 12:00pm
The Cross in Glen McCarthy’s “Nothing But The Blood”
Sometimes artists use visual techniques to bring the observer’s attention to particular portions of a creation. Visual artist Glenn McCarthy uses the techniques of illustrating various shades of gray, shapes, and lines to invite observers to view the art’s central image-the cross. While the cross has the most dominant presence on canvas, it is important to pinpoint the landscape and air particles that surround the cross. McCarthy is asserting the cross as holding a special significance that is not present in nature alone, but rather within the magnitude and redemptive power in association with the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The cross in “Nothing But The Blood” stands firmly on the ground above the water in a lake, and the environment around the structure is experiencing a reaction. The reflections in the water beneath the structure are immense, the solid lines pointing toward the cross symbolizes majesty and vigor, and the movement of the surrounding particles is a testament to the strength of the cross.
By naming the creation “Nothing But The Blood” the artist is stating that the blood of the crucifixion influences nature and humanity as we know it. Placing the cross at the center of the art challenges observers to examine nature in the context of resurrection, particularly how the blood of Christ influences the world today as Jesus’ death and resurrection serves as the basis for the passage “because Christ once went through pain for sins, the upright one taking the place of sinners, so that through him we might come back to God; being put to death in the flesh, but given life in the Spirit” (1 Peter…Continue
Posted by Online Art Gallery on April 20, 2014 at 12:00pm
Google Releases Custom Smartphone in 2015
While Google is known for developing the largest online search engine on the internet, the company is rapidly investing in research for hardware devices including wearable technology and now smart phones. Google does not want to create an alternative version of the current line of smartphones available on the market, they desire to change the way smartphones provide applications to its users. The search engine giant is introducing Project Ara, a customizable smartphone model with multiple individual pieces users can swap-in or out.
Google had the opportunity to show off a model of the device at a developer event in Santa Clara, California this week. Even though the product is currently in the early stages of design, Google is committed to releasing the product in 2015.
The company plans to release the smart phone in three sizes, each running a version of the Android
mobile operating system. Each device will have a built-in frame, or Endo, which holds the removable
components together with magnets.
Google wants the user to have the ability to choose the types of features to include within their smartphones. For example, a smartphone user who desires to have a better camera on their device could simply pop out the old one and insert a camera of choice. If a user desires to…Continue
Posted by Technology & Innovation on April 18, 2014 at 12:00pm
Tribeca Film Festival 2014 Debuts in New York
The Tribeca Film Festival is finally underway for 2014. The 13th annual festival is currently presenting over 80 films in New York, and will also feature an “Innovation Week” to display the trending technology of South by Southwest.
“Well, it’s lasted all these years and that, we’re very happy about” actor Robert De Niro, festival co-founder, told CBS News. “It’s becoming part of the New York fabric and culture and will be, even more as the years go by, part of something that everybody looks forward to and participates in. It’s great.”
For the second consecutive year, the festival will feature “Storyscapes”, an exhibit using various types of multimedia to tell stories.
This year’s Tribeca festival runs through April 27.
“Our reality has changed,” says Jane Rosenthal, festival co-founder. “Ten years ago, there was no Twitter, no Facebook, no Google. You have to find different ways as an artist, as a filmmaker to collaborate and tell stories effectively.”
While Sundance and Cannes film festivals seem to attract producers who are known already, Tribeca is known for showcasing the works of these individuals and a large collection of actors, directors and producers making their debuts. The festival also uses outdoor screenings that give viewers a chance to experience films in traditional drive-in style. Tribeca certainly presents the most diverse collection of movies, including sports films and documentaries.
AT&T is sponsoring a free day of admission to the festival on April 25. Tribeca is hoping this will open the festival up…Continue
Posted by Online Film Studio on April 17, 2014 at 12:00pm
Who is Lady Gaga?
Lady Gaga, one of the most famous contemporary pop music artists, is known for musical successes as well her activism and fashion. She is an artist with a variety of talents both on and off stage. Gaga fearlessly shares these talents with the world, and has become immensely popular on social media for sharing her thoughts and passions with her fans around the world.
But who is Lady Gaga? Some people perceive her as a pop singer; others may find her to an excellent performer who takes a lot of risks in her performances and in music, and others view her as an icon. It is safe to say that Gaga means different things to different people, but that does not change who she truly is as an artist.
Yes, she is the total package of music, performance, dance and expression. Her style is edgy; she challenges the world’s perceptions of who we are and what we should be. However, inside the person is an artist with a passion to be the best and a desire to inspire the world.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known as Lady Gaga, shares her talents in a variety of areas: recording and performing music, fashion designing, acting, philanthropy, business and activism. She is a native of New York City who always had a fascination with the arts, and wanted to become involved within them to the best of her abilities.…Continue
Posted by Internet Music Radio on April 17, 2014 at 4:00pm
Google Develops Contact Lens Camera
After Google Glass, the revolutionary eye ware device that incorporates smart technologies becomes available on the market worldwide, the company plan to release a “contact lens camera”. The company will make contact lenses with cameras in them that give users the ability to take pictures by blinking in addition to helping them see more clearly.
Technical specifications have not yet been released for the device. It is unclear if this technology will cause the traditional contact lenses to increase in weight, thickness and length. With the Google Glass product, the company ran multiple tests with many user demographics to collect data on how to improve the user experience. Google will certainly test the contact lens camera on thousands of people before introducing it to the market, as the technology would command compatibility with people possessing different types of visionary problems (shortsightedness, nearsightedness, astigmatisms, etc.)
The primary feature of the technology is the ability to use a hands-free camera. The contact lens camera would be the first technological device that does not use buttons for snapping pictures. This would make the process of taking pictures more efficient as there would not be a need for tripods or for someone to hold a camera still in their hands to capture images. It would be simple to take high quality snapshots with the device because it removes the circumstances that cause people to take pictures with poor quality (redness, blurriness, floaters, etc).…Continue
Posted by Technology & Innovation on April 16, 2014 at 12:00pm
MTV movie Awards 2014: Complete List of Winners
Conan O’ Brien delivered an exceptional night of comedy at the 23rd annual MTV Movie Awards live in Los Angeles over the weekend. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” won Movie of the Year in one of the most competitive categories at the event. MTV is known for providing the traditional categories found in the other award shows in entertainment, but also featuring ones that are exclusive to its audience. Several actors received special honors that can only be earned at the MTV live event. Below is a complete list of award winners.
Movie of the Year
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" - WINNER
"12 Years a Slave"
“The Wolf of Wall Street”
Best Male Performance
Bradley Cooper, "American Hustle"
Leonardo DiCaprio "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave"
Josh Hutcherson, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" - WINNER
Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Best Female Performance
Amy Adams, "American Hustle"
Jennifer Aniston, “We’re the Millers”
Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"
Jennifer Lawrence, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" - WINNER
Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a…
Posted by Online Film Studio on April 15, 2014 at 6:20pm