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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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Polish Cultural Salon for All Opens in New York City

New York, N.Y.  I first met cultural icon Barbara Plewińska — “Basia” to her many friends in New York and around the world — after she passed recently from cancer.  I met her through the dozens of people I have encountered this summer who speak of her with such reverence and enthusiasm it seems as [...]

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Radio Solidarité on Uni Haiti Gala / Gala d’Espérance pour Haiti

The National Center of The Haitian Apostolate, located in Brooklyn, released both a radio and written report in their paper this week entitled “A Gala of Hope for Haiti” written by Frère Buteau, “Brother Tob.”  The story was published in both English and French Mrs. Elsie Laurence-Chounoune, president of the U.N. club UNSRC Aux Antilles [...]

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Plewińska Fund Officers, Advisory Board & Visibility

The Barbara Plewińska Foundation is being incubated as The Barbara Plewinska Arts Fund of the J. Luce Foundation. Officers To be determined Advisory Board Jeremy Hu Janusz Kapusta Jim Luce John Lee Grzegorz Worwa Ela Plewinska Leszek Plewinski Nigel Roberts Marek Skulimowski Tad Sudol, Ph.D. Visibility Facebook Polish Cultural Salon for All Opens in New York City (Huffington [...]

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Hip Hop Saves Lives’ Wan-Luv Summer Music Series in NYC

New York, N.Y. Summer in New York City is a special time with heat, rain – and outdoor festivals!  On July 26, the Wan-Luv 2012 Summer Music Series will present a “Pre Carnival des Fleurs” celebration at The Ritz Plaza Park on Times Square.  Sponsored by Stonehenge Properties and produced by Hip Hop Saves Lives, the festival will highlight Haitian music, [...]

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Year of the Dragon 2012: Feng Shui Tips to Wellness for NY’ers

For some of the most driven and high-spirited people from around the country and the world who choose to make New York their oyster, periods of relaxation and carefree days may be few and far between.   It is this vision that I foresee in coming days and weeks. The year of the dragon that begins [...]

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Next Step of Indian Pilgrimage: Vultures’ Peak Where Buddha Preached

Rajgir, India.  Following several days in Bodh Gaya, where Buddha obtained enlightenment under the tree, we continue our pilgrimage to another holy site of Buddhism: Rajgir.  One of eight great places of the traditional Buddhist pilgrimage, Rajgir is located in a green valley surrounded by rocky hills. Here and nearby, especially at Vultures’ Peak, many important [...]

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Celebration for Union Army Colonel Who Changed Course of Sri Lankan Culture

By Dr. Wije Kottahachchi, edited by Jim Luce. Orange, New Jersey. When Colonel Henry Steel Olcott landed by ship in the southern coastal town of Galle in the British colonized island of Ceylon (now known as Sri Lanka) on May 17th 1880, the natives of that island were cocooned in their own culture and religious practices. The [...]

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