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International Earth Day Singalong, 2012. Activist/songwriter Hali Hammer of Berkeley, CA had a vision of the whole world singing Woody Guthrie’s iconic “This…
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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2013
Playground of Dreams (POD), a new innovative non-profit mentoring program that teams entertainment industry influencers with children to help foster their creativity, confidence, leadership skills and unique purpose in the world is proud to announce that its first-ever Coolest Variety Show on Earth raised $ 30,000 in funds for the charity. The donations from the benefit will flow directly to the Los Angeles-based organization in bringing in a new team of children, advancing its current team into their community service initiative, growing their national presence, and make it possible for the maximum number of children to participate and realize their dreams.
For its first-ever full-scale benefit, POD saw an overwhelming amount of support from the community. More than 500 people attended the sold out Coolest Variety Show on Earth, including a slew of celebrities such as actress Vanessa Williams, actress Frances Fisher, E! News correspondent Catt Sadler, actors Aldis and Edwin Hodge, NBA great Joe Smith, actor Ernie Hudson, actress Sharon Lawrence, actor Dash Mihok, actor Martin Kove, and actress Erin Cahill.
The main event at the benefit was an impressive variety showcase starring the children of Playground of Dreams expressing their number one passions through song, dance, science, spoken word poetry and other talents.
“I have never seen so many standing ovations in one place in my life, says Brian Larrabee, Co-Founder of Playground of Dreams. What was intended to be a day of our Playground of Dreams kids expressing and fulfilling their dreams, turned into a celebration of everybody in the theatre experiencing what it is like to live the life of their dreams.
Special performances by The School of Rock, actor Dash Mihok, actor Travis Van Winkle, actress Sharon Pierre-Louis, international recording artist Kandace Lindsey, bands COED and Mosaic also wowed the crowd. In addition to the live acts, the event included a Dream Panel, featuring Catt Sadler, Sharon Lawrence, Frances Fisher, Martin Kove, two time Oscar-winning sound engineer Ron Judkins, and talent manager Michael Greenwald. The event also included interactive dream clinics such as a build-your-own-superhero station, Michael The Baker baking station, E! News hosting clinic by Women Like Us foundation, an artistry station with live music and painting and hosted by World Peace Project 24 Peaces.
Event attendees enjoyed food, drinks and prizes donated by sponsors including Lacoste, Village Pizzeria, Level 3 Design Group, Sweet Crush Ice Bar, Duff Goldmans Cake Mix, EarthBar, Hint Water, Ice Link, KB Covers, Chef Richie Million, Cinema Secrets, Blue Ice Vodka, Corozon Maya Tequila and Kickin Foods. Special thanks to our media sponsors Steven James Collins Photography, Delpha Baxter, Tim Delaney, Nabil Handem, Emerson Boergadine, Parisa Afsahi, Arianna Sinclair, Jacqueline Feldman, and Michael Bezjian.
“Our sincerest gratitude and thanks for the contributions of all of our sponsors, kids, volunteers and attendees – all of which made this possible, says Anna Herbert, Playground of Dreams Co-Founder. Everyone was 100% invested in creating this magnificent event, and we really appreciate their commitment, patience, giving, and love. We are excited to work with all of them in the future!”
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 03, 2013
Beginning at 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM on April 27th, in conjunction with the renowned global event, World Tai Chi Day, Shaolin Institute will conduct Tai Chi & Tai Gong workshops at Pinckneyville Park (Large Pavillion) in Norcross, GA.
For over two hours Saturday, April 27th Shaolin Temple Grand Master Shi Deru, Shaolin Temple Young Master Shi Zhongqin, other high level Shaolin martial arts instructors will lead a pubic audience of enthusiastic, health conscious participants through Tai Chi and Tai Gong exercises aimed at promoting a healthier lifestyle and optimal mind/body wellness. Healthy food and refreshments will be served.
The world-wide Tai Chi and Qi Gong celebration will be celebrated outdoors on the lawn of the Family Pavillion at Pinckneyville Park in Norcross, GA.
The many health and healing benefits of these ancient art forms have been researched and documented by prestigious medical organizations around the world (Harvard University and UCLA are among them) demonstrating a measurable ability to improve and/or resolve the following health conditions:
Arthritis, Asthma, complex autoimmune diseases, anxiety and depression disorders, Diabetes, heart disease, Hypertension, obesity, Rheumatic disease and many more.
The latest research has documented improved outcomes for patients battling cancer, recovering from major surgery, and even traumatic brain injury.
Every participant who attends and registers at Shaolin Institutes free-to-the-public event will receive a World Tai Chi Day T-shirt and will be awarded a two-week gift certificate entitling them to (4) Tai Chi or Tai Gong classes at the private martial arts campus in Norcross, GA.
Similar programs will be conducted by Shaolin Institute Atlantas two sister campuses in Mobile, AL at Cathedral Square in downtown Mobile, and New Orleans, at Audubon Zoo on St. Charles across from Tulane University. Master Shi Derus champion martial artist and instructor, Chen Zhe and other top instructors will lead these workshops,
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New York, NY (PRWEB) March 05, 2013
For seven weeks this spring, nine 16-to 20-foot-tall, human-shaped stone figures by Swiss-born, New York-based artist Ugo Rondinone, will transform Rockefeller Center, inhabiting the plaza between 49th and 50th Streets as if transported from another time. The work, Human Nature, will be free to the public and, is on view April 23 through June 7, 2013. Presented by Nespresso, the exhibition is organized by Public Art Fund and Tishman Speyer.
Human Nature is a stark contrast to its highly developed architectural surroundings in Midtown Manhattan. The irregular natural surfaces of the stone are left bare, while the human figureperhaps the original artistic subjectis represented as a simple yet imposing composition, defined by its towering legs, massive torso, and boulder-like head. Archaic and enduring forms, these colossal figures will invite visitors to wander amongst their legs and touch their rough-hewn surfaces.
We are proud to continue our long-standing tradition of presenting public art at Rockefeller Center with Ugo Rondinones Human Nature, said Tishman Speyer Co-Chief Executive Officers Jerry Speyer and Rob Speyer. Rockefeller Center is New York Citys greatest public venue, a place where timeless architecture and art come together. The work of a brilliantly inventive artist like Ugo Rondinone will add perfectly to the Centers artistic identity particularly as Human Nature was originally inspired by the very plaza where it will now stand.
Mythic in scale and imagery, visceral in character and impact, Human Nature reconnects the contemporary world with our most ancient origins, said Nicholas Baume, Public Art Fund Director & Chief Curator. Conceived directly for Rockefeller Center, this installation launches an important new body of work for Ugo; were delighted that it will debut on center stage at this iconic New York City location.
The stone figure is the most archetypal representation of the human form; an elemental symbol of the human spirit, connected to the earth yet mythic in the imagination. The image of the figure belongs to nobody, is timeless, and universal, said artist Ugo Rondinone.
As a brand rooted in innovation and design, we are constantly seeking inspiration through art and culture from all over the world, said Frederic Levy, President, Nespresso USA. It is an honor to be the premier sponsor of Ugo Rondinones Human Nature at Rockefeller Center and to be part of an event that so beautifully celebrates artistic expression and shares in our passion to inspire and be inspired.
When the work is installed in April, the figures will populate the plaza where the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is displayed, the massive forms of their legs and shoulders forming post-and-lintel structures beneath and among which visitors will be able to walk.
To create these nine unique figures, the artist quarried massive bluestone slabs, leaving their surfaces as they were found: heavy and coarse, scored by quartz veins, and marked by wind, weather, and erosion. The stones were then rough-cut into blocks and stacked on top of each other to resemble the most recognizable features of the human form.
For more than 20 years, Rondinone has produced a strikingly diverse body of work that includes trance-inducing mandala paintings, figurative sculptures, large-scale landscape drawings, and immersive multi-channel video installations. In recent years he has increasingly turned his attention to public projects. His rainbow neon sign sculpture, Hell, Yes!, adorned the fa
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