Day 48_ educate youth_empower communities through radio!

A few nice radio station images I found:

Day 48_ educate youth_empower communities through radio!

Image by Frerieke
A meeting at the oldest community radio station of the whole continent: Bush radio. It started (during the apartheid times) as a pirate station and become legalized in 1995.

Bush radios philosophy is awesome. Being their for the communities, having their voices be heard. Besides broadcasting they mainly do training in journalism/radio…so cool

We spoke about the Umthombo project, raising awareness, selecting children…we’ll be partnering in this..

Nice fact: founder of bushradio is married to a Dutch lady and lives partly in The Bush radio is funded for big part by Dutch organizations..


Image by Axisworks

33 Postcards

Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer
33 Postcards Movie Premiere At Randwick Ritz Sydney, by Eva Rinaldi

Tonight saw 33 Postcards enjoy its premiere at the Randwick Ritz, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

The night was not only a movie premiere but also an event somewhat designed to raise awareness and funds for educational and arts programs, tied into the film.

33 Postcards enjoyed strong media support by popular radio station 2UE and benefiting Sydney Children’s Choir and their Bursary Program, giving disadvantaged kids musical and educational opportunities that would have otherwise likely been out of their grasp.

The acclaimed cast and crew of 33 Postcards enjoyed drinks and bites with their fan base, insiders, and entertainment media, and also lapped up performances from the Sydney Children’s Choir and Chinese Lion Dancers.

Then it was time for the Australian theatrical premiere of the flick.

The film was shot in both China and Sydney, Australia in 2010. It’s the story of Chinese orphan Mei Mei (Zhu Lin) who for a decade of dreams about embracing her Australian sponsor Dean Randall (Guy Pearce). It’s not until she reaches 16 years of age, when her orphanage travels down under to Australia to attend a Choir Festival, Mei Mei takes the opportunity to look him up. What she finds however is a far cry from the idyllic life he depicted in his postcards. Initially mismatched, together they begin a journey in search of belonging, family, redemption, love and acceptance. It’s trial, tribulation, and living to fight and survive another day.

Dean is actually a convict in prison for manslaughter, so you can imagine the issues that brings on.

33 postcards won the Community Relations Commission Award at Sydney Film Festival and Victor Dominello MP NSW Minister aptly stated "33 Postcards, inspired by real life stories, explores how two individuals come together despite two different cultures, ages and unexpected circumstances." This evocative film portrays sensitively how people of vastly different cultural backgrounds can interact effectively in our society."

This is an unique and touching story that is rarely told about the relationship that some Aussies have with Chinese Orphans.

It’s not quite for everyone, but if you like a story of survival, beating the odds and the world coming together as one sort of thing, this is likely for you.

Well done to everyone involved in making the event a success.


Guy Pearce, Zhu Lin, Claudia Karvan, and Lincoln Lewis

Produced by: Australia-China co-production


33 Postcards

Randwick Ritz

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

Eva Rinaldi Photography

Music News Australia


Shane Torres

Shane Torres
Event on 2018-03-24 21:00:00

at Hyenas Dallas
5321 East Mockingbird
Dallas, United States


Bancroft Family Concert: Musicians of The Dallas Opera

Bancroft Family Concert: Musicians of The Dallas Opera
Event on 2018-02-24 15:00:00
Dallas Opera Orchestra Principal Cello Mitch Maxwell is joined by Calgary Opera General Director and CEO (and former General Director and CEO of the Dallas Opera) Keith Cerny on piano for Beethoven’s Variations on a Theme from The Magic Flute. The afternoon includes The Dallas Opera Orchestra’s Stewart Williams on English horn performing an excerpt from Wagner‘s Tristan and Isoldewith Ricardo Burgess performing original choreography. And Dallas-based ensemble Trio Kavanah will play Bartok’s Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin and Piano, and Poulenc‘s L’invitation au Chateau, Op. 138. The members of Trio Kavanah are Daniel Goldman, clarinet, Dallas Opera; Grace Wollett, violin, Dallas Opera; and Trevor Hale, piano. === Seating is first-come, first-served/general admission, and doors open at 2:30. No tickets or printout from Eventbrite is needed. Our concerts often fill to capacity, and it is recommended attendees arrive early to guarantee seating. Bancroft Family Concerts are a free chamber music series featuring local professional musicians. These last roughly an hour. They are completely free of charge and open to all ages. The performances are simulcast in a nearby auditorium with overflow seating.

at Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N Harwood St
Dallas, United States


Sketch Showcase: Ryan’s Level 2

Sketch Showcase: Ryan’s Level 2
Event on 2018-03-01 19:30:00

Come support your favorite up and coming comedians!

DCH is your best source for improv, sketch and standup comedy in Dallas!  Shows 5 nights a week and classes always registering!
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Outside food and drink are NOT permitted inside DCH.

All tickets are general admission, so seating is first come, first served.  Cast of show subject to adjustment without notice.  Seating begins about 30 minutes prior to the show.  


3025 Main St
Dallas, United States


It is Possible to Live Happily Ever After

by mallix

Until death do us part, is a phrase that is commonly found in the marriage vows of most civil ceremonies. Young couples that fall in love and make a promise to be with each other throughout their lifetime can wake up one day to realize that the person they fell in love with is not the person they married.

Although many people that once saw eye to eye and pledged their undying love to a member of the opposite sex wake up one day to the uncertainty of that love it is not uncommon for couple to drift apart. Having different interests and different goals for career and family plans can drive a wedge between to lovers that vowed to share their lives together.

There are many vices and outside forces that can contribute to the weakening of a marriage and in some cases people that thought they had found their one true love may discover that their love was blind to the real person they though they fell in love with. After the masks of dating come off and the reality of marriage sets some people feel that they were disillusioned by their feelings for their spouse and after a few weeks or months start to see what they did not see before.

The truth is no one is perfect and it is foolish to think that someone is perfect or that they will not have any faults, weaknesses or flaws. It may take years to recognize the reality that a marriage is not working and that splitting up is the only viable solution to resolving conflicting opinions. When a marriage falls apart divorce may be the only real solution for allowing two people to get on with their lives and find greater happiness than they did within the marriage. For some divorced couples happily every after comes at the end of a marriage not the beginning.

These Law Offices mediate divorces whenever possible, avoiding the anger, the high cost and Court. Billings Farnsworth is a freelance writer.

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Monica Czausz, organ. Star of critical acclaim and ‘thrilling musicianship.’ Presented by the Hyacinth Series. Freewill offering.

Monica Czausz, organ. Star of critical acclaim and ‘thrilling musicianship.’ Presented by the Hyacinth Series. Freewill offering.
Event on 2018-02-18 16:00:00
A true rising star among young classical musicians, Monica Czausz has quickly made a name for herself as one of the finest young American organists on the scene today. She was recognized as one of the top 20 organists under 30 in the May 2016 issue of The Diapason for her “superior accomplishments, leadership, creativity, and innovative thinking”.  She has also received first prize in numerous competitions, including the 2015 American Guild of Organists Regional Competition for Young Organists (Region VII: Southwest), 2015 Schweitzer Competition in the Young Professionals’ Division, the 2013 William C. Hall Competition, the 2012 L. Cameron Johnson Competition, and the 2011 Oklahoma City University Competition.

Monica recently performed at the 2017 Southwest Regional Convention of the AGO in Dallas and the Northeast Regional AGO/National RCCO Convention in Montréal.  Also during the summer of 2017, she was featured in her third consecutive OHS convention, headlining in a full-length evening performance.  In 2016 she performed at the AGO National Convention in Houston Texas, both for Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral, and as a “Rising Star,” where she gave “a fabulous performance that displayed artistic mastery far beyond her years” according to The American Organist.  In her performance at the 2016 Organ Historical Society National Convention in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, she was said to have “played with great flair” (The American Organist).  In 2015, she was featured at the OHS National Convention in Western Massachusetts, the AGO Regional Convention in Fort Worth, Texas, and the East Texas Organ Festival in Kilgore, where The Tracker reported, “this young lady just blew us all away.”  During the summer of 2016, she accompanied the Christ Church Cathedral Choir on tour to England where they fulfilled residencies at the Cathedrals of St. Paul’s (London), Durham, and Bristol.  She recently performed for “Pipedreams Live!” at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas and at other major venues including Broadway Baptist Church of Forth Worth, St. John the Divine in New York City, the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, and Trinity Church on Copley Square.  She has additionally performed at the recent invitation of the Oklahoma City, Columbus, Richmond, Tulsa, Austin, and Brazos Valley (Texas) chapters of the AGO. Monica’s performances have been broadcast on Pipedreams, WRTI Philadelphia, 91.7 Houston, and KTRU Rice Radio.
Monica is currently a student of Alan Morrison at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she is pursuing an Artist Diploma in Organ Performance.  In May of 2017, Czausz graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas, where she completed a five-year combined Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degree program in Organ Performance. Here she studied with renowned professor Ken Cowan and, upon graduation, was awarded the Undergraduate Distinction in Research and Creative Work.  From September 2015 through July 2017, she served as full-time Cathedral Organist at Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) in Houston, Texas, under the leadership of acclaimed director Robert Simpson.  Presented by the Hyacinth Concert Series.

at Moorings Presbyterian Church
791 Harbour Drive
Naples, United States


Dallas Open Mic (18+)

Dallas Open Mic (18+)
Event on 2018-02-20 20:00:00
Dallas Open Mic Music + Business Networking RBC Deep Ellum2617 Commerce StDallas, TX 75226 For more information and to sign up to peform, go to! Dallas' Premier Open Mic with: -25+ Talented Artists and Producers -FREE Studio Time Giveaway -Network w/ Local Entrepreneurs and Business Professionals -Drink Specials All Night -HAPPY HOUR 8PM-9PM  -EVERY 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month We expect over 100 attendees at each event, so try to get to the venue early and purchase your early bird tickets here! Share this event with any artists, producers and music fans you know!  

at RBC Deep Ellum
2617 Commerce Street
Dallas, United States


Hypnotic Donuts x Johnny Cupcakes Cake Dealer VALENTINE’S DAY Pop-Up Shop

Hypnotic Donuts x Johnny Cupcakes Cake Dealer VALENTINE’S DAY Pop-Up Shop
Event on 2018-02-15 09:00:00
Hypnotic Donuts has teamed up with the legendary Johnny Cupcakes, the World's First T-shirt Bakery, to host a super sweet Valentine's Day Pop-Up Shop! Your Dallas Johnny Cupcakes Cake Dealer, @danibcupcakequeen, will be baking up a fresh batch of cupcake & sprinkle themed tees, socks, hoodies, sweatpants, snapbacks, leggings, stickers, pins, VALENTINE'S DAY EXCLUSIVES and more! Raffles, Music, Iconic Donuts & Chicken Biscuits!Hypnotic Donuts is the home of Dallas’ original craft donut shop and its kinda world famous chicken biscuits! Their one simple mission is to “create the ultimate donut experience and have fun along the way” and boy, do they deliver! For this very special JC Pop-Up Shop, we are featuring an EXCLUSIVE DONUT called, "The Johnny!" Make sure to get em' while they're hot, because when you purchase one, you get an extra raffle ticket!Check out this love themed Johnny Cupcakes Pop-Up Shop and get the cupcake or stud muffin in your life something extra sweet this year!WANT TO KNOW HOW TO WIN TICKETS FOR THE RAFFLES?  RSVP to the Facebook Event RSVP to the Eventbrite (link under the discussions tab in FB event) Follow @danibcupcakequeen and @hypnoticdonuts on Instagram Buy 3 shirts at the Pop-Up Shop Bring a friend with you to the Pop-Up Shop Purchase "The Johnny" Donut from Hypnotic Donuts during the Pop-Up Shop Follow @danibcupcakequeen's Instagram stories for a secret whisper word! ***SURPRISE! We will also be hosting events in Denton and at Hypnotic Emporium in March. Come join the fun as these 2 brands come together to sell sweet goods!

at Hypnotic Donuts
9007 Garland Road
Dallas, United States


Manali City Guide: A Holiday in the Beautiful Hill Station

Its beauty and charm hardly need an introduction as Manali is easily one of the most preferred hill destinations in the country. A lovely hill resort in the snowy hill of Himachal, Manali is undoubtedly a paradise. Set high above the majestic Beas River the town overlooks the equally magical Kullu valley. It wouldn’t be hard to believe that it is an abode of gods and goddesses.


According to legends, Manali is the land of Manu, the Lawgiver of ancient India. As per tradition, when earth was flooded with waters, only Manu survived in his Arc, which after water recession landed in Manali. Associated with this legend, Manali has always got religious importance and has been a hub of many ethnic, cultural and religious activities.  Colorful festivals and fairs are a part of life here.


The Rohtang Pass here is a major tourist attraction.  Connecting Kullu with Spiti and Lahaul, it is a high road and affords mesmerizing views of the glaciers and mountains. The terrain provides exciting opportunities for trekking, hiking and mountain trails and has made the Pass a haven for adventure seekers. The Pass is however not open to public during the winter months when snowfall seals the area.


Hadimba Devi is the patron deity of Manali. According to legends, Hadimba was a demoness who married the Pandava brother, Bhima. When Pandavas returned from exile, she chose not to accompany them and stay back. It was then that she meditated and attained the status of goddess. Ever since she is idolized here and worshipped in the Hadimba Temple. The temple is in Pagoda style and is a masterpiece in itself. The Beas Kund is a religious as well as a historic attraction. It is believed to be the place where Vyas used to bathe. It is also the originating point of the River Beas. The spot is also an enchantment for those who love adventure. It has ample of scope for paragliding, trekking and skiing.

The only Manu temple in the country is located in Manali. A lovely shrine here is dedicated to Manu. The temple is accessible through a sandstone trail and is a delight to be at. The tranquility of the place and the spiritual aura of surroundings make it worth a visit. Another sacred spot around is the Vashisht Springs near River Ravi. These springs are hot water springs and have medicinal properties. The area has a number of ancient temples dedicated to Lord Ram and his Kala Guru, Vashisht.


Old Manali is the older part of the town which now forms the entire Manali. It is distinctly impressive and lures tourists with its old world charm. With its old bungalows, small-time cafes and modest inns, this is a nice place to stay for those who look for a good yet economical option. Some exquisite temples and ancient monasteries are also present in the area.


Manali is also a dream destination for all adventure lovers. River Beas offers excellent opportunities for river rafting. The staircase rapids can scare the most seasoned rafters too. Kayaking and canoeing is also done in the river. Manali also has some excellent trekking trails. Lakes, orchards and villages make for a good trail to walk. There are some particular tracks where only the experienced can trek.


The hotel industry has seen a boom in Manali seeing the large number of tourists who visit the town. As people from all sphere of life visit the place, there are hotels to cater to all kinds of needs too. From big brands to modest ones, Manali has all kinds of hotels.

Ruchira is an experienced travel writer, specializing in writing on Manali Hotels & attractions in Manali for Travelguru. Get all details on holidays in Manali and best hotel deals in Manali here: Hotels in Manali


Dallas Goldtooth

Dallas Goldtooth
Event on 2018-02-27 17:30:00
Taylor Hall 203-Auditorium

As a member of the Dakota and Dine tribes, Goldtooth is both sketch comic and committed conservation campaigner. He is the son of Tom B.K. Goldtooth, the director of the Indigenous Environmental Network, one of the nation’s leading Native American environmental organizations.

Thomas Pacio
(845) 437-7039

Creative Arts Across Disciplines

at Vassar College
124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, United States