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Whistling Woods International kicks off its Multicity Tour on Documentaries

Whistling Woods International India Tour

Mumbai, Aug 5, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) A documentary, as a film-making genre, is often misunderstood to be boring and revolving only around serious topics. Whistling Woods International – Institute for Film, Television, Animation and Media Arts, has thus taken up upon itself to dispel these misconceptions and has begun their tour called ‘I & eye – a series of multicity seminars on Documentary Practices and Perceptions.


Sixth Annual Festivals of Speed: Lamborghini Aventador, Bugatti Veyron & Mosler Raptor

Fastest Cars on Display at Festivals of Speed

Fastest Cars on Display at Festivals of Speed

Festivals of SpeedOrlando, FL, August 4, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PressReleasePoint) Now in the sixth year at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande-Lakes, the Festivals of Speed, Presented by Lexus of Orlando, is set for October 7-9. This heralded luxury automotive event, for benefit of the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, will once again bring together world’s most exotic automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles and watercraft. This year, Festivals of Speed has continued to expand by adding an additional day of automotive appreciation to the annual, Luxury Lifestyle Jet Port Reception, Wine Connoisseurs’ Dinner, and Motorsports Collection Display as well as a VIP Pavilion that is now located directly on show field, to cater to the true speed aficionado.


Bihaan Music Launches RIMJHIM feat. ANWESHA & DEBANJALEE Composed by ANINDA BOSE - International Bengali Modern Songs Album

By Aditya Chakraborty

Anwesha, Usha Uthup, Tarun Bhattacharya, Abhijit Banerjee and others launching RIMJHIM International Bengali Songs Album
Anwesha, Usha Uthup, Tarun Bhattacharya, Abhijit Banerjee and others launching RIMJHIM International Bengali Album

Calcutta, August 2, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Bihaan Music launched the Bengali audio CD ‘Rimjhim’, an album featuring Anwesha and Debanjalee which is the first Bengali commercial album featuring modern songs recorded, mixed and mastered in New Jersey, USA recently.

The album has 7 songs featuring Anwesha (interview) and Debanjalee (interview) who has penned and composed two songs as well.

The album has been produced by Aninda Bose (interview) who is also the primary composer of the album. The album has an international feel as Aninda's mentor Dan Skye, renowned guitarist and sound engineer  who has worked with Shotgun Symphony and Bon Jovi, is very much a part of this project as the sound engineer.

The music launch took place in the presence of well known composer Abhijit Bandopadhyay, Kolkata's favorite didi - singer Usha Uthup (interview), renowned santoor player Tarun Bhattacharya and others at International Club, Kolkata on 29th July, 2011.

Listen to free song previews and download the album in MP3 format from Washington Bangla Radio.


Soho Mojo Presents Rila Banerjee & Friends, Los Amigos

Soho Mojo - Rila & Friends + Los Amigos

Calcutta, July 27, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Soho mojo presents on Wednesday 27 July 2011 at 8:00 pm: Rila Banerjee & friends with Nondon Bagchi on drums, Sumith Ramachandran on guitars, Mainak “Bumpy” Nag Chowdhury on bass, Dominick Saldhana on keys and Rila Banerjee on vocals, also featuring Ben Westley on vocals.

The above will be followed by India’s premier latin jazz outfit Los Amigos.


Run with Hollywood Stars in Half Marathon!

Hollywood Half Marathon

Los Angeles, CA, July 25, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) Everybody dreams of having their place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame among the movie stars, but a true champion would rather run than walk. Register for the first-ever Hollywood Half Marathon in Los Angeles to feel like a star for a day.


Surbahar's Magical Evening at Batuk Nandy Smriti Samman Awards 2011 - A Report

Usha Uthup & Nilanjan Nandy
Tollywood Kolkata Bengali Movie Actor Rajatava Dutta & Nilanjan Nandy

Calcutta, July 22, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) "Surbahar" was founded by the guitar Legend - BATUK NANDY in the year 1964.  Surbahar till date happens to be one of the premiere organizations in teaching Music in it's true form.

Batuk Nandy Smriti Samman Awards 2011 by Surbahar

Batuk Nandy Smriti Samman Awards 2011 by Surbahar

After Batuk Nandy's demise in 2001, his son - the leading Music Composer and Vocalist Nilanjann Nandy (aka Aroop Ratan) took over the mantle of the Principal and trains many students under his tutelage in Vocal Music (Rabindra-Sangeet, Light Classical, Ghazal, Adhunik, Shyama Sangeet, Puratoni) and the Guitar.

Batuk Nandy Smriti Samman Awards 2011 by Surbahar

Batuk Nandy Smriti Samman Awards 2011 by Surbahar

In the past, performers like Debabrata Biswas, Chinmoy Chattopadhyay, Asoketaru Bandopadhyay, Sagar Sen, Suchitra Mitra, Sumitra Sen, Kanika Bandopadhyay, Arghya Sen, Purba Dam, Shyamal Mitra, Manabendra Mukhopadhyay, Hemanta Mukhopadhyay, Pintu Bhattacharyya, Tanmoy Chattopadhyay, Swapan Gupta etc. cretaed magic on stage in musical evenings organised by Batuk Nandy's SURBAHAR.


Kevin Smith to Sign for Fans at Warner Bros. booth at Comic-Con

Cropped screenshot of the Warner Brothers film...

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Burbank, CA, July 19, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) This just in! Comic-Con fave Kevin Smith to sign for fans at Warner Bros. booth Fri at 1:30 p.m.: http://bit.ly/oE5fUV #WBSDCC #SDCC

Comic-Con mainstay Kevin Smith is returning to the world’s leading pop culture convention in 2011, and this year, he will be signing at the Warner Bros. booth!

    *     Smith will meet fans and sign autographs at the Warner Bros. booth (#4545) on Friday, July 22, from 1:30–2:15 p.m.

    *     Ticket distribution time for the Kevin Smith signing will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 22, at Sails Pavilion #9.


The Club Presents Children’s Film Festival & Film Making Workshop in Mumbai

Sonali Bendre

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Mumbai, July 7, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / pressreleasepoint) Working towards their endeavor towards Corporate Social Responsibility, The Club, Mumbai has organized a unique, week long, Children’s Film Festival from 18th July to 24th July 2011 at The Club, Mumbai, Andheri (w) as part of – Creative Arts, Creative Minds. Delightful, non-commercial children’s cinema will be brought before young audiences through carefully selected entertaining, interesting and ‘Moral’ driven films.

The Club will share this opportunity and invite children from the Asha Kiran Charitable Trust to the screening at the festival; an opportunity which would otherwise not be easily available. Asha Kiran runs 9 schools with 700 needy children across the streets of Mumbai.

Besides screening of the films, older children get a chance to make their own short documentary film under the guidance of Pomegranate Film Productions. The Film Making workshop will be conducted over 6 sessions and will cover topics like ideating, script & dialogue writing, filming and editing.

Mr. Dinesh Khanna, Director of The Club, Mumbai says, “Creative Arts, Creative Minds is an initiative and a platform to provide children aged 10-14 years an opportunity to explore creative talent & even consider it as a career choice. The film festival and the film making workshop is one of the first series and we are pleased to extend this privilege to the children of the Asha Kiran Charitable Trust.”


Brazilian Model Fluvia Lacerda Wins Full Figure Fashion Week Award for Best Plus Commercial Print Model of the Year

New York, NY, June 16, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / 1888PressRelease) This year's winner of the Full Figure Fashion Week Award for Best Plus Commercial Print Model of the Year is the HOT Brazilian model Fluvia Lacerda. Fluvia will be honored for her contribution in breaking down the barriers of a thin-obsessed culture on Saturday June 18th at Full Figured Fashion Week™ Awards when she receives her award.The awards show will be taking place at The Marriott Marquis Hotel New York City in Times Square at 7pm. The Red Carpet event starts at 6:00pm, expect to see Fluvia there in full glam.

"The fact that I won this award is a major deal and I'm very passionate about my work, mostly because I feel that I represent the body image of many women," says Lacerda. "I'm not only a healthy woman, but one who wears a size 18 and am confident about it."

6th Annual Michael Jackson Fan Convention at Las Vegas

Las Vegas, July 14, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / prurgent) Michael Jackson’s United Nation International Fan Club (MJSUNIFC), will host their Official 6th Annual Michael Jackson Fan Convention “COME TOGETHER,” on August 26th, 27th, and 28th 2011, in Las Vegas, NV. The Convention will take place inside The Theater of The Stars Showroom at the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino.


Final Call For Entries for 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards

Hollywood Film Festival

Hollywood, CA, July 12, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) The 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, announces their "Final Call For Entries" for all of its categories and genres including features, documentaries, shorts, animation, drama, and comedy.


La Jolla Fashion Film Festival and FinnFest Gala Evening Hosted by Actress Anna Easteden

Award Nominated Actress, Anna Easteden hosts La Jolla Fashion Film Festival and FinnFest Gala Evening
Award Nominated Actress, Anna Easteden hosts La Jolla Fashion Film Festival and FinnFest Gala Evening

Actress Anna EastedenLos Angeles, CA, July 12, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) Los Angeles based Award Nominated actress Anna Easteden will be hosting both nights of the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival on July 29th-30th 2011 taking place at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla, CA and a VIP Gala Event on August 12th 2011 at the Town and Country Golden Pacific Ballroom in San Diego for FinnFest 2011.

La Jolla Fashion Film Festival is the first International Fashion Film Festival founded in North America. It features films by world class directors such as Karl Lagerfeld, Bruce Weber and Johan Renck.

"Industry sources call Anna a 'fascinating uber-babe' and we agree. Anna’s extensive experience with film festivals combined with her successful acting career made her a natural choice for us,” stated Festival producer Fred Sweet.

FinnFest celebrates Finland, Finnish America and Finnish culture. This year’s 28th FinnFest is held, for the first time ever, in Southern California. In addition to Anna Easteden the Gala features food by Top Chef Stefan Richter, a Marimekko fashion show and music by Finnish music stars.


Comic-Con 2011 - Warner Bros. booth to give away Tweety-branded car

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

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Burbank, California, July 13, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) With Comic-Con 2011 just a week away, anticipation is at a fever pitch, and things are getting so hot, the Warner Bros. booth (#4545) at Comic-Con will be on fire! (Figuratively, at least.) The Warner Bros. booth is always a must-visit destination for fans, and this year is no exception, with prizes, multiple daily giveaways, autograph signings and more. And, at 3,600 square feet, this will be the biggest Warner Bros. booth ever.

One lucky Con-goer will be driving home from San Diego in style, as the Studio is celebrating Warner Bros. Animation’s new hit animated comedy series The Looney Tunes Show (Tuesdays 8/7c on Cartoon Network) by giving away a Tweety Bird–branded convertible Volkswagen Bug at the Warner Bros. booth!

Here’s the lowdown:

WARNER BROS. BOOTH GRAND PRIZE: YOU COULD WIN A TWEET RIDE

        Visit the Warner Bros. booth #4545 to find out how you could win the Tweety-branded Volkswagen Bug and other special daily prizes.

        Click here to see the Tweet racer: http://www.thewb.com/comiccon/tweetycar

        The winner of the car will be revealed on Sunday, July 24, at the Warner Bros. booth and will be posted to http://www.thewb.com/comiccon.

MICROSOFT TAGS AND QR CODES

        Throughout Comic-Con, the exterior of the Warner Bros. booth will incorporate a number of Microsoft Tags into its design. Additionally, the T-shirts worn by Warner Bros. both staff will also feature an exclusive Microsoft Tag.

        The Tags will deliver exclusive content and premiums to fans that they can only get at the Warner Bros. booth. The Tags, content and premiums will change every day during Comic-Con, so be sure to visit the booth early — and often!

        And one mystery item will feature a QR code pointing to exclusive content for fans. Be the first to spy this!

        Note: To access the tags and the QR code, fans must use a smartphone equipped with a Microsoft Tag reader and QR code reader.

ACTIVITIES AND GIVEAWAYS

        As always, fans can meet stars and creators from their favorite TV series, home entertainment releases and video games during signings at the booth. Visit http://www.thewb.com/comiccon or follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom (hashtag #WBSDCC) for details about signing times and the new autograph ticket system and wristband procedures.

        Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will once again have a number of video game kiosks in the booth, giving fans the opportunity to play the upcoming Batman: Arkham City and LEGO: Harry Potter Years 5–7 games in advance of their release and get their hands on the all-new action RPG Bastion as it officially launches on July 20.


Indian Classical Vocal Wizard Pandit Jasraj to Perform Live in Washington DC Presented by Srishti, Virginia

Pandit Jasraj Concert Live @ Virginia - Srishti Washington DC

Washington, DC, July 16, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Srishti Inc. a registered non profit organization of Northern Virginia is excited to invite you to an enchanting evening of Indian classical music - an unforgettable journey with the maestro - Pandit Jasraj.

To the lovers of Indian classical music, Pandit Jasraj needs no introduction. In a career spanning half a century, he has established a reputation in India and abroad as one of the foremost male vocalists of Indian classical music.


Bollywood Meets Hollywood at IIFA 2011 Toronto - Bipasha Basu , Hillary Swank, Dia Mirza

Indian Actresses Bipasha Basu (L), Hillary Swank, Dia Mirza
Indian Actresses Bipasha Basu (L), Hillary Swank, Dia Mirza

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Jul 5, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRLog) This year’s Floriana IIFA Awards provided the perfect meeting point and opportunity for two major film worlds to come together. Bollywood and Hollywood crossed starry paths at the film celebrations in Toronto this year.



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