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Nominees for 2011 TLA Cult Awards Announced

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 1st, 2011 – (, an online and direct mail DVD and VOD entertainment retailer specializing in unusual cult, horror and exploitation cinema, announced today the nominees for its annual TLA Cult Awards. Nominees include Cult, Horror and Exploitation films released on DVD and Blu-ray in the last 14 months, as well as noted Cult, Horror and Exploitation-themed blogs and websites.

“Sure, there are other awards given out every year, but none is as fundamentally awesome as ours,” said Dan Reed, Managing Editor of “Our nominees tend to come from the insane fringes of cinema that leak out onto DVD and Blu-ray every year and most don’t get a lot of notice from other award-granting organizations. You won’t find any rich British people overcoming disabilities amongst our nominees… unless, of course, you consider vampires pretending to be circus performers to be a disability.”

Thank You (Hindi, 2011) Official Trailer

[Thank You (2011) Bollywood Film Poster]Calcutta, Feb 28, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Bollywood film Thank You (थैंक यू) is expected to have a release date of 8th April, 2011. Watch the first trailer via Washington Bangla Radio.

SUFIS AT THE CINEMA - Six Decades of Sufi Influence on Bollywood Songs: A double-CD album release by Times Square Records

Germantown, MD, Feb 24, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Beginning with a classic from the 50s and progressing right through to the new millennium, the recordings – some blockbuster hits, others more rare – tell the true story of Sufi music in India and its influence on the more folklorish Qawwali, a music consumed on a daily basis, side-by-side with all other forms of popular Bollywood music.

Sufi-influenced music has been present in Indian cinema pretty much since the first films were released. The relationship of Sufi music to the more popular Qawwali is almost similar to that of traditional Gospel music to traditional R&B music as pioneered by Ray Charles. The performances are not always 'pure' in the lyrical sense, but neither are they devoid of 'soul'. Whether following the popular conventions of the time, or striking out on their own, some of Bollywood's most impassioned and heartfelt performances are caught in these tracks.

Treasures of China and India - two wonderful ancient civilazations

Qing Dynasty Chinese Ceramics

Image by Ivan Walsh via Flickr

Action flick Joker to have a song by Bhangra king Daler Mehndi

Daler Mehndi

Cover of Daler Mehndi

Mumbai, Feb 14, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRLog) The pop star Daler Mehndi has been responsible for making many songs a hit with his powerful and melodious voice. The man can be given credit for taking Punjabi music to the global stage and in the process giving it a whole new dimension.

Screening of Lucy Walker's Oscar Nominated Documentary Film WASTE LAND Featuring Renowned Artist Vik Muniz

London, UK, February 7, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWeb UK) Phillips de Pury & Company together with See Change, founded by Kathryn Greig, are thrilled to host an exclusive screening of the critically acclaimed, Oscar® nominated documentary WASTE LAND, directed by Lucy Walker, co-directed by João Jardim and Karen Harley, and produced by Angus Aynsley, (Almega Projects) and Hank Levine (O2 Filmes).

Rig-Veda inspired art show runaway hit in Berlin

Rig-Veda inspired art show runaway hit in Berlin

Berlin, Germany, Feb 9, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Titled “Soma” after the Soma (ambrosial drink of the gods) of ancient Hindu scripture Rig-Veda, Carsten Höller’s art exhibition in Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart in Berlin (Germany), which ended on February six, was a grand success, reportedly attracting about 100,000 visitors.


February 8, 2011(New York, NY).  The 12th Annual TromaDance Film Festival (April 22-23 at the Showroom Theater, in Asbury Park, NJ) is proud to announce its current sponsors for the Tromadance Film Festival.  Sponsors include Focal Press, Brooklyn Brewery, Big Picture Media, Night Flight Comics, Kodak Film, G4, Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund, and Asbury Lanes.

Eminent Folk singer Utpalendu dies at 62!

Utpalendu Chowdhury, dies today at 62, in a medical facility of the city suffering form cancer for a long time now.

2011 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS - The King's Speech sweeps 83rd Oscar Awards 2011 nominations

In the the 83rd Academy Awards nominations 'The King's Speech' dominated with 12 nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, while 'True Grit' galloped close behind with a healthy 10 nominations.

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