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Usher Announces 4th and Final 2011 02 London Show Date

London, UK, Oct 12, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / Contactmusic) Having sold 100,000 tickets in a day for his first OMG UK tour dates, the multi-Platinum selling recording artist  Usher has been forced to add a second leg of 5 Arena dates in February 2011 due to phenomenal public demand. The new dates will see the global superstar performing in London, Manchester, Sheffield and Liverpool. Tickets go on sale on Monday 11th October at 9am.

In his first UK tour in 6 years, Usher will be relocating to the UK throughout January and February 2011 for an unprecedented total of 11 shows including 4 at London's prestigious O2 arena.

My Chemical Romance's Danger Days: 'California 2019 Edition' Box Set

London, UK, Oct 12, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / Contactmusic) My Chemical Romance will release Danger Days: 'California 2019 Edition' - a box set available only through the band's official website. The special edition box set will be delivered on November 22nd, the day the band's fourth album, Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys, is released by Reprise Records. Both the album and box set are currently available for pre-order. Please see below for more details.

Each Danger Days: 'California 2019 Edition' box set, which is housed in a special white box wrapped with an exclusive photo sleeve, includes:

Johnny Foreigner Announce Winter 2010 Uk Tour With Stagecoach

Johny Foreigner

London, UK, Oct 12, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / Contactmusic) Alt-pop three-piece Johnny Foreigner continue their recent stint of insatiable productivity by announcing full details of their November / December tour with support from Alcopop! labelmates Stagecoach.

Palli Mangal Samity, Bardwan District - Interview with an Organizing Committee member | Durga Puja Parikrama Online

Interview - Dr. Shymal Baran Mukherjee, Judge, IIDR Sarood Samman 2010 Best Kolkata Durga Puja Awards

CALCUTTA, Oct 12, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Subhomoy Mukherjee, WBRi reporter in Calcutta, met up with Dr. Shymal Baran Mukherjee - one of the judges of the prestigious IIDR Sarood Samman Awards given to the top 4 Calcutta Durga Puja organizers.

Listen to the audio interview online.

Durga Puja in the United States

The trucks are all loaded in Kumartuli, the mandaps or the pandals glittering, teens and not-so-teens in Calcutta have long included choturthi in their puja days…


New York, NY, October 12, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / TROMA) The TromaDance Film Festival Committee is thrilled to announce that Oscar-nominated writer Josh Olson will join the distinguished group of independent filmmakers who will speak at the TromaDance Press Conference at the 2010 American Film Market. The press conference is scheduled for November 4, 2010 at 3 pm in the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel Press Room.

Olson received an Academy Award nomination for his work writing A History of Violence (starring Viggo Mortensen and Maria Bello). More recently, he has penned a Wizard of Oz sequel for Warner Brothers and adapted the novel One Shot for Paramount. Currently he is busy contributing to Joe Dante’s (Gremlins) website Trailers From Hell, developing several TV projects, and preparing to take the helm as director on the upcoming adaptation of the Dennis Lehane story Until Gwen.

India ranked very low at 112 out of total 134 in World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report

CALCUTTA, Oct 12, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) India is ranked at 112 out of total 134 listed countries in the Global Gender Gap Report issued by World Economic Forum.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, commenting on India’s low ranking on the list, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that India needed to take urgent steps to make women as equal partners in the society and eliminate gender inequality. Lesser gender gaps would also bring prosperity and economic competitiveness to the country besides fairness.