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First Family Hosts Reception for 2014 Kennedy Center Honorees

Washington, D.C.  Singer Al Green, actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks, ballerina Patricia McBride, singer-songwriter Sting, and comedienne Lily Tomlin were honored this week at the White House. The President and First Lady hosted a reception for this year’s Kennedy Center Honorees. The Kennedy Center Honors, now in its 37th year, recognizes “living individuals who throughout their lifetimes have made [...]

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For Native Americans, Thanksgiving Can Be a Mixed Blessing

Washington, D.C.  Growing up, attorney Anita Shifflett celebrated Thanksgiving in the same way as most other Americans, by getting together with relatives to enjoy a hearty meal. “Thanksgiving meant family,” said Shifflett, a card-carrying member of the Native American Lumby tribe. “You had to go home for Thanksgiving. You had to go back to the [...]

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TV Host Rita Cosby Uses Her Starpower to Honor the Wounded Warriors

New York, N.Y. Last week over a thousand New Yorkers had the opportunity to “Celebrate America’s Heroes” on the occasion of Emmy-Winning TV and Radio Host Rita Cosby’s fiftieth birthday to benefit the acclaimed organization, the Wounded Warrior Project.  Held at the historic Edison Ballroom off Times Square, the star-studded gala was emceed by FOX News’ Geraldo Rivera. [...]

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Has Roman Catholic Synod Embraced the LGBT Community?

The Vatican, Rome.  Yesterday, the Roman Catholic Eleventh General Assembly released its Relatio post disceptationem offering the most embracing view of the LGBT community and other groups historically disenfranchised within the Church.  As media outlets around the globe dissect the findings, and the more conservative American Catholic Church distances itself from the more moderate Pope, our [...]

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Obama Awards 2013 National Medals of Arts & Humanities

Washington, D.C.  This afternoon, the President and the First Lady honored the 2013 National Medals of the Arts and Humanities recipients at the White House. The President told the recipients that their “accomplishments enrich our lives and reveal something about ourselves and our country.” This year’s recipients consisted of a diverse array of individuals and groups who [...]

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Curiator: What is the Art You Care About?

New York, N.Y.  Whether you are a curator, artist, serious art collector or just someone who wants to learn more about art, you can now explore, collect and share visual art online through new digital platform Curiator.  Launched in April 2014 by founders Tobias Boonstoppel and Moenen Erbuer, Curiator allows users to build a personal, digital [...]

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Pomona Cultural Center Presents Multimedia Arts Exhibition

Pomona, N.Y.  The Pomona Cultural Center is pleased to announce the Spring 2014 Art Exhibition, CURVES, a selection of multimedia works by Barbara Galazzo, Carla Goldberg and Ricardo Fuentes. The exhibition embodies an abstract expression for each artist’s imagination and depicts their love, beauty, and artistic vision, through the various styles, use of color, texture, shape, material, and medium.  Creations [...]

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Indo-American Arts Council at 15 with Who’s Who of S. Asian Celebs

New York, N.Y.  No one in Manhattan can throw a gala like Aroon Shivdasani, and the fifteenth anniversary fete of her Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) was everything I had hoped for and more.  More than 250 of New York’s crème de la crème packed the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Performing Arts to raise a [...]

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