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Be like Betty White: Child Cancer Facebook page appeals to Oprah to spotlight #1 child killing disease

Visit the OPRAH PLEASE DO A SHOW ON CHILDHOOD CANCER -- OUR KIDS NEED YOUR HELP Facebook Page to build awareness for childhood cancer

San Francisco, CA (Washington Bangla Radio - Vocus) September 22, 2010:  If Facebook can help Betty White host SNL, a group of child cancer advocates believe they can win awareness with their own Facebook Page entitled, OPRAH PLEASE DO A SHOW ON CHILDHOOD CANCER -- OUR KIDS NEED YOUR HELP. With 22,000+ active followers in just 17 days since its launch, organizers believe the growing buzz will show the world—and Oprah—how important and devastating an issue childhood cancer truly is.

Hot Flash Havoc at 2010 Aspen Filmfest - New Menopause Documentary Selected for Screening

The definitive film on menopause slated to debut October 2, 2010. Watch the trailer online.

Los Angeles, CA (Washington Bangla Radio - PRWEB) September 22, 2010: Hot Flash Havoc (, one of the most provocative and revealing films made about menopause, has been selected for the annual Aspen Filmfest ( The documentary will be shown at the Wheeler Opera House located at 320 East Hyman Ave., Aspen, CO on Oct. 2, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.

Hollywood Humanitarian Award for Two-time Academy Award Winner Actor SEAN PENN

Sean Penn will be bestowed with the "Hollywood Humanitarian Award" for his incredible selfless and dedicated humanitarian efforts in saving lives, as well as bringing relief to the human suffering in Haiti. Prior recipients of this prestigious award include director of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, Father Rick Frechette, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and President of East Timor, Dr. Jose Ramos Horta, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Ms. Jody Williams.

Hollywood, CA (Washington Bangla Radio - PRWEB) September 22, 2010: The Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, are pleased to announce that Sean Penn will be recognized for his outstanding humanitarian achievements at the festival's Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony.

Impact Strategic Church Growth Conference hosted by Bishop Lyle Dukes and Pastor Deborah Dukes at Washington DC

Woodbridge, VA (Washington Bangla Radio - PRWEB) September 22, 2010: The Impact Strategic Church Growth Conference (formerly Ministry of Excellence Empowerment), hosted by Bishop Lyle Dukes and Pastor Deborah Dukes, will be held in Woodbridge, VA at Harvest Life Changers Church, International on October 6-8, 2010. With special training sessions by internationally acclaimed speakers, dynamic music performances by world-renowned Gospel recording artists, powerful sessions designed to equip ministry workers for church growth and more, this conference has something to offer everyone. All are welcome to attend.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali Working On A Music Album For Lata Mangeshkar

Sanjay Leela Bhansali Working On A Music Album For Lata Mangeshkar

September 22, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / Pen Men at Work): It is a known fact by now that renowned filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali is turning music composer for his upcoming movie Guzaarish, which stars Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. But the latest news is that Bhansali, who is a huge fan of melody queen Lata Mangeshkar, is working on another album for her and he has created and composed all the numbers himself.

Republican Indian Committee (RIC) Victory Breakfast for Nikki Haley in Washington DC on Sept 23rd

Washington DC, Sept 22, 2003 (Washington Bangla Radio USA) The Republican Indian Committee (RIC) are very excited to host Nikki Haley, candidate for Governor of South Carolina, in Washington DC on Sept 23rd.

The Honorable George Allen will be attending the Victory Breakfast event along with other political & elected leaders.

Countdown to Victory Breakfast Reception With Nikki Haley & Republican Indian Committee (RIC)

Honorary Host Committee

The Honorable George & Susan Allen
Armeane & Mary Choksi
Ken & Kavelle Bajaj

Pitru fortnight and ritual of Shraddh

The dark fortnight in the Hindu lunar month of Bhadrapad is called 'Pitru fortnight' (Pitrupaksha or Mahalay paksha). This fortnight is very dear to the departed ancestors souls. If MahalayShraddh is performed for the departed ancestors souls during this fortnight, they remain satisfied for the entire year.

Departed ancestors who have not been liberated due to their unfulfilled desires and are stuck in the lower sub-planes in nether region, cannot elevate themselves to higher sub-planes. The ritual of Shraddh (Shraddh vidhi) fulfils their desires and aspirations.

Partha Pratim Roy - Indian Classical Instrumental Sitar | Exclusive Interview and Performances

An upcoming sitar player, Partha Pratim Roy started learning the Art and Musicology of Sitar playing from Prof. Devi Prasad Chatterjee from the age of five, thereafter from Prof. Nihar Bindu Chowdhury and from Sangitacharya Ajay Sinha Roy. Listen to performances from a few Indian classical Ragas on Washington Bangla Radio on-demand service by pressing the play button on the audio player.

Partha also took lessons in intricacies of Indian rhythm from Prof. Anil Palit.

Subhomoy Mukherjee of Washington Bangla Radio talks to Partha in an exclusive interview video.

Sudipta Chattopadhyay from Cleveland, Ohio - talented singer, playwright and Shruti Natok (Audio Play) Actress

Sudipta Chattopadhyay Cleveland Ohio USA
Dr Sudipta Chattopadhyay performing in her home city of Cleveland, Ohio

Dr. Sudipta Chattopadhyay, a current resident of Cleveland, Ohio, is a doctorate in Chemical Engineering and a scientist by profession, on top of all these she is a passionate aficionado of Indian Music. Sudipta is a professional, versatile singer, actress, reciter, creative writer, anchor, and music teacher. Her passion for music has taken her all over the world as an invited singer-performer-anchor.

Washington Bangla Radio presents an exclusive feature on Sudipta. Watch Sudipta performing live via WBRi On-Demand Video service.

Russell Brand - Booky Wook 2 Tour Set For Autumn 2010

To celebrate the release of his second autobiography, Russell Brand will be heading out on the road for the 'Booky Wook 2 Tour'.

As well as readings from Booky Wook 2 and improvised stand up from Russell, the evening will include a live interview.

At the London show, Jonathan Ross will be sitting in the interviewers chair, whilst Matt Morgan will be appearing at the other shows.

The Concretes Announce UK December Tour Dates

The Concretes announce UK tour dates in December and new video for forthcoming single All Day

Royksopp - Royksopp Unveils New Album Details

Röyksopp are set to release the counterpart to last year's critically acclaimed 'Junior' album on the 13th September. More introspective and freeform than its poppier partner and fully instrumental, the Nordic electronic pioneers Svein Berge and Torbjorn Brundtland recorded 'Senior' at the same time as 'Junior' and it finds Royksopp in fine form.

LITTLE FISH Announced As Support To PLACEBO

Little Fish also release new single 'Whiplash' this week and have just unveiled a video to accompany the track. Singer JuJu explains the process of making the video -

Johnny Flynn Announces Largest UK Tour To Date

Johnny Flynn Announces Largest UK Tour To Date

The Water, the third single from Johnny Flynn's critically acclaimed second album 'Been Listening', is set for release Monday 1st November on Transgressive Records.

NEON-INDIAN Releases Debut Album

Neon Indian releases his critically acclaimed debut album 'Psychic Chasms' on September 20th accompanied by bonus tracks comprising a wealth of unreleased remixes including contributions from Toro y Moi, Javelin, and Yacht entitled 'Mind Ctrl: Psychic Chasms Possessed'.