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Surfer Blood - Surfer Blood Announce Tour Dates Supporting Interpol

On the eve of their first major UK festival appearances at Reading and Leeds this weekend, Surfer Blood are once again set to bring their youthful brand of sun-strafed anthemic pop to the stage when they support post-punk superstars Interpol on tour this autumn.


Caitlin Rose - Caitlin Rose Announces November UK Tour

Twisted Folk returns with another stellar line-up for 2010 with a double bill from the USA. Critically-lauded Nashville resident Caitlin Rose will headline alongside newcomers from Minneapolis Peter Wolf Crier.


The Count & Sinden - The Count & Sinden Announce UK tour for October And November

The second single taken from The Count & Sinden's critically acclaimed debut album Mega Mega Mega will be Addicted To You, released on digital download on 8th November 2010.


Marnie Stern - Marnie Stern Announces UK Tour In November

To coincide with the highly anticipated release of Marnie Stern's self-titled third album on the 18th of October on Souterrain Transmissions, the golden-maned New Yorker will be taking to the stage across the country during a string of headline dates.


Pixie Lott - Pixie Lott Announces First Ever Headline Tour

Pixie Lott will release her brand new single Broken Arrow, through Mercury Records, on the 11th October. This will be followed by Turn It Up (Louder), her repackaged album featuring at least 4 new tracks. Pixie also heads out on her first ever headline tour - kicking off in Glasgow on the 24th November, Pixie will play to over 50,000 people over the course of 4 weeks.


Sublime With Rome - Sublime With Rome First Ever UK Dates

Sublime with Rome have been selling out venues across North America this summer and the band has now announced their first-ever live performances overseas in Germany, the U.K. and Brazil. Garnering rave live reviews in their native U.S.A., original members of Sublime, Bud Gaugh and Eric Wilson, with new frontman Rome, have also been writing new material whilst on the road and are set to enter the studio soon.


Gorillaz - Gorillaz First World Tour

Gorillaz are set to take their Plastic Beach around the world later this year. The band have today confirmed they play 20 shows in North America (including their first ever show at Madison Square Garden) 10 nights across Europe including 2 nights at London's 02 Arena before heading to Asia and down under for 7 shows.


Rumer - Rumer UK December Tour Announced

Following a string of sell-out shows, Rumer has announced details of her first ever UK headline tour. She will play four dates nationwide in December, commencing at Birmingham's Glee Club on December 13 and including a show at London's Shepherds Bush Empire on December 17. The announcement coincides with the confirmation that Rumer will perform on this week's edition of 'Later...With Jools Holland', alongside acts including Scissor Sisters, Brandon Flowers and Grinderman.


Los Angeles County Notices of Default Up 33%; Default Research Blames Unemployment, Economy

Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA, Sep 16, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio - 1888PressRelease) - Notices of Default, issued when mortgage payments are at least 30 days late, is the first step taken by lenders to notify mortgagors that additional collection steps, including foreclosure filings, will be taken unless immediate steps are taken to bring a mortgage current.



Hip Hop Film "King Of Paper Chasin" release date is October 15, 2010

September 17, 2010, New York, NY (Washington Bangla Radio USA - 1888PressRelease) Allhiphop.com in association with Triplebeam Pictures presents the release of the critically acclaimed movie "King of Paper Chasin'" available in select cities on Friday, October 15, 2010.

"I am extremely excited about the movie making its select cities release as there has been a buzz around KOPC for awhile now, and it's finally time that other cities get to experience the message behind this story," says Dwayne "DL" Clark, Executive Producer/Lead actor of the film. "I truly believe audiences will not be disappointed," he adds.

Watch the trailer online.


Journey to Mecca: In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta IMAX documentary film released at Navy Pier, Chicago

Chicago, IL, September 20, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio USA - 1888PressRelease): Journey to Mecca tells the story of Ibn Battuta (played by Chems Eddine Zinoun), a young scholar who leaves Tangier in 1325 on an epic and perilous journey, traveling alone from his home in Morocco to reach Mecca, some 3,000 miles to the east.

Ibn Battuta is besieged by countless obstacles as he makes his way across the North African desert to Mecca. Along the route he meets an unlikely stranger, the Highwayman (played by Hassam Ghancy) who becomes his paid protector and eventual friend. During his travels he is attacked by bandits, dehydrated by thirst, rescued by Bedouins, and forced to retrace his route by a war-locked Red Sea.


4th Annual WIFI Short Film Program by Women in Film International (WIFI)

Los Angeles, CA, September 21, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio USA - 1888PressRelease): Women In Film International Committee's 4th Annual Short Film Night, this year's films support the creative talents of Korean and Korean American filmmakers.



12th Senorita Mexico U.S. 2010 beauty pageant winners Jocell Villa-Mariana Cerda-Maria Elena Anaya crowned

Las Vegas, NV-AZ (Washington Bangla Radio USA - 1888PressRelease) September 21, 2010  - Adaluz International is pleased to announce that 19 year old and Sinaloa representative Jocell Villa was crowned this past Sunday September 12th Señorita México U.S. 2010. The Hacienda Heights, California resident was elected among 18 other beautiful Ladies of Mexican heritage that were competing for the title at The Harmon Theater of The Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Miss Mexico Organization, CEO Adán Pérez and Executive Director Jenny Bolivar were publicly honored at the beginning of the show by Chief of Public Relations of The State of Nevada Gayle Anderson, who read to the audience a Message from Governor JIM GIBBONS. Judith Fleischman, Nevada First Congressional District representative, handed a congressional recognition by Congresswoman Shelley Berkley to The Miss Mexico Organization, LLC.



Nilanjann Nandy - Exclusive Interview with the Singer Poet Songwriter and Journalist

Nilanjan Nandy

Acclaimed singer, song-writer, composer, creative writer and journalist (among many other interests) Nilanjann Nandy talks to Subhomoy Mukherjee of Washington Bangla Radio in this exclusive, personal and up-close interview. Do not miss his extempore singing.

Click on the play button to listen to the full audio interview online on WBRi on-demand radio broadcast service.