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  • 01:27

    WorldWide Solstice Festival LIVE!

    in Science

    As THOUSANDS of people across the WORLD take part in the WorldWide Solstice Festival, we'll be sharing and discussing just a few of the FANTASTIC images and news of the events here on this episode of At The Eyepiece. We may also have founders of the WorldWide Solstice Festival, Pamela Shivak and John W ONeal II call in as well and share how their individual outreach events are going LIVE on the air!  


    Have a Solstice Festival, or post solar or solstice related photos! It's that easy!
    Join the SOLARACTIVITY Facebook group for more worldwide events and post up your images!
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/solaractivity/


    Our goal to share our love of all things solar with as many people as possible, to extend our reach, to cross cultural and ethnic lines, to share with the masses. Art, music, good food and good company will bring many more people to us and our telescopes, than an ad in a local paper advertising an astronomy outreach program.

    The festival will encompass BOTH solstice dates. In June, northern hemisphere participants can do outside venues while Southern Hemisphere participants can schedule indoor activities, if weather warrants that. On the December date, we northerners can host indoor or virtual events and presentations while, our southern hemisphere participants can host their WORLDWIDE SOLSTICE FESTIVAL during their local summertime.
    If there is no local festival in your area, clubs and individuals can partner with Metroparks, civic groups and/or business interests to start their own festival. You can invite musicians, bands, artists, crafts people, food vendors, solar power representatives, etc. Let your imagination be your guide! You can partner with Metroparks, Museums, libraries, your local NASA office, etc, etc

  • 01:28

    The FilmQuest Festival Episode

    in Entertainment

    Dungeon Crawlers Radio is excited to announce that we will be broadcasting live from FilmQues.  We will be sitting down and taking with Jonathan Martin coordinator of FilmQuest moments before the official kickoff!


    FilmQuest is a brand new film festival for the Fantastic, put on by filmmakers for filmmakers. Heavily associated with FantasyCon (www.fantasycon.com), the festival celebrates all things fantasy, sci-fi, horror and beyond. 


    A competition based festival, FilmQuest accepts submissions for features, shorts, animated films, student films, music videos, fan films, tv/web series, commercials/ads, and screenplays for shorts and features. We also have the unique open competition in FilmQuest Express, while also celebrating the future of filmmaking with two student based competitions.

    We are currently in talks to have the FilmQuest trophy designed by a world renowned company, and we promise the design will be breathtaking. It will surely become one of the most coveted awards on the festival circuit. As well, we are giving away a $5,000 cash prize to the Grand Prize winner, along with $2,500 for 2nd place, and $1,000 for 3rd Place. Many more prizes and awards await too.

    Taking place in Salt Lake City, the first edition of FilmQuest will be held the 30th of June through the 5th of July, 2014.

  • 00:50

    January Jones-Payson Book Festival #2

    in Books

    Meet Steven Andrew Cole, Sherry Engler, Annemarie Everland


    http://www.stevenandrewcole.com


    Steven Andrew Cole is the author of three novels, and has written countless magazines, newspaper articles and screenplays. Steven enjoys leading his readers down dark alleys, through crawl spaces and anywhere they dare not to venture. A descendent of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Steven is known for working in numerous genres and often writes using a poetic tone. He divides his creativity between his stories and his love of drawing.


    http://sherryengler.tateauthor.com/about-the-author/


    Sherry Engler is married to Don Engler, who currently serves as the Chief of Police in Payson, Arizona. As the wife of one law enforcement officer and the mother of two, Sherry knows first- hand the many challenges the law enforcement profession may have on family life. 


    Anne Marie Eveland  http://www.hurrahforhumans.com


    Annemarie began writing personal stories for her Storytelling presentations. As a certified presenter, she wrote her training manuals for Reading People seminars; was included in two anthologies, and was a columnist in two newspapers. At First Glance, What Faces Reveal is a self-help book on reading people and understanding ourselves. Be the Ripple stories show how seemingly small moments and incidents in ordinary days can affect us for life. 


     

  • 00:44

    crEATeFest: Hands-On Arts and Food Truck Festival to Benefit Changing Worlds

    in Current Events

    Changing Worlds' Executive Director Mark Rodriguez joins Mary E., to share information about the organization and the up and coming Fundraiser crEATeFest to be held in Chicago's most culturally diverse neighborhoods, Bridgeport. Changing Worlds presents CrEATefest, Family Fun-Day Sunday August 9, 2015. 


    About Changing Worlds Changing Worlds is an educational arts nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster inclusive communities through oral history, writing and art programs that improve student learning, affirm identity and enhance cross-cultural understanding. We work toward our mission through in-school and after-school programs, teacher and teaching artists professional development and community engagement intiatives. Through our combined programs, last year we reached more than 14,000 youths and families in the Chicagoland area. Additional information can be found at www.changingworlds.org.


    Mark Rodriguez, Executive Director  


    As the organization’s first Executive Director, Mark Rodriguez has led Changing Worlds’ development from a small project at one school to a multi-faceted state-wide resource serving over 10,000 residents annually. Rodriguez has worked for over a decade to strengthen Chicago's nonprofits and communities in various roles. In 2007, Rodriguez was selected as one of Chicago's "35 under 35" from the Community Renewal Society. In 2010, he was awarded an Emerging Arts Leaders of Color Fellowship.


    Music by Jefri Payne_ Midnight Dance 

  • 00:09

    #DopeMovie Cast at the Los Angeles Film Festival "Pre-Festival" Premiere

    in Entertainment

    Bianca Garcia and Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional, at the 'Dope' red carpet Los Angeles Film Festival pre-festival premiere on June 8.

    Watch what "Dope" writer-director Rick Famuyiwa, actors Shameik Moore, Kiersey Clemons, Blake Anderson, Chanel Iman, Quincy Brown, Keith Stanfield, Kap G, musician and actress Serayah and Monster Inc. CEO Noel Lee all have to say as they walk down the red carpet.

    A critical hit and audience favorite out of the Sundance Film Festival, in DOPE, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT.

    A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.

    "Dope' Opens in theaters June 19.


    See more at ThisFunktional.com and iWatchMike.com

  • 01:00

    History of St. John Festival

    in Culture

    The St. John Festival & Cultural Organization schedules 5 weeks of Caribbean Carnival celebration with a bevy of family-friendly events, including live music, local food, dancing, parades, fireworks, and more. St. John Carnivalbegins 5 Saturdays before July 4th with a steelpan music concert in Cruz Bay. Vendors of fine local crafts setup tents in Cruz Bay park while hardy folks build the stage that will showcase most of the festival events in the coming days.


    June 5, 2015 marks the annual Beach Jam on Cruz Bay beach. With a mix of music talents and characters, the St. John Carnival Beach Jam is a must for anyone with happy feet. One week later, Seniors strut their stuff for the Senior Variety Show on the stage in the school ball field in Cruz Bay. Cheer for your favorite acts and enjoy local food, drinks, and crafts for sale around town. The day after the St. John Carnival Senior Variety Show is the annual Festival Bike Race, starting at 8:00 am at the National Park lot next to Mongoose Junction in Cruz Bay.


    The weekend comes to a close with the Festival Princess Pageant, which starts Sunday night at 6:00 pm on the stage in the ball field. Two weeks before the end of Carnival St. John really starts to heat up on the evening on June 19 with music in the school ball field starting at 9:00 pm. Return the next night to cheer on this year’s Carnival Queen contestants, as they vie for the coveted title starting at 8:00 pm. That Sunday kicks into gear with the opening of the food fair and Children’s Carnival Village in the national park field in Cruz Bay.


    The last weekend of St. John Festival: The Adult Carnival Village opens at 7:00 pm July 3rd with music and libations. Next morning marks J’ouvert (ju-vay), a joyous street party where revelers dance at daybreak.

    Visit: www.StJohnIsland.com/

  • 01:01

    Vegetarian For Life...

    in Food

    Welcome to Flavor Living Radio..Today we travel for the number 100..It's the Scoff and Quaff 100th show..The theme today Vegan Vegetarian special hosted by Jane Apps , @thefatcarrott11 with news events farmers markets & live interviews from Brighton @vegfestuk


     


     

  • 01:01

    Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong on Opera life

    in Art

    What does it take to WOW the refined world of high Opera? Join us as mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong talks about Opera, song, and life.


    Born and raised in northcentral Pennsylvania, opera singer Elizabeth DeShong has been lauded in North America and Europe for her "well-cultivated" and "big, bright and pleasing" voice; EDGE San Francisco said, "“...DeShong sings like a vocal giant. Her lowest notes have body and depth; her midrange is rich and compelling; and her highs are dispensed with a freedom that many a mezzo daily prays for. ”


    She has performed with The Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Radio Symphonie Orchestre Wien, among others, and at the Glyndebourne Festival in England.


    DeShong received a master's degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, after which she was accepted into the young artist program at the Lyric Opera of Chicago's Ryan Opera Center.


    The recipient of numerous awards, Ms. DeShong received the Washington National Opera’s “Artist of the Year Award” in 2010 for her debut performance as the Composer in Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos. Her portrayal of Maffio Orsini in the San Francisco Opera’s Lucrezia Borgia was widely released on DVD.


    Further performances of note include Maffio Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia with San Franciso Opera and English National Opera, Angelina in La Cenerentola at the Canadian Opera Company, Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Lyric Opera of Chicago, and her sensational Rosina in THE BARBER OF SEVILLE with the Los Angeles Opera.

  • Whirl With Merle

    in Travel

    The Pittsburgh Passion, a women's pro tackle football team just took the IWFL Championship game and ready for a a parade.  Will the city honor them the way that they would if the Pittsburgh Steelers won?


    This is the second year in a row that the team took the championship home. Owner and head coach Teresa Conn will talk with us about the 22 game streak win as well as the team's achievements including: first women's football franchise in history to broadcast games on a major television network (Fox Sports Net);  first franchise to be featured in Sports Illustrated;  first franchise to be featured on ESPN; awarded a permanent fixture in the Heinz History Center’s Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum in association with the Smithsonian Institute; Teresa Conn winning the Dapper Dan Charities Sportswoman of the Year Award for 2011-12.

  • 01:40

    Thuli Dumakude- A History Lesson not in a classroom

    in Culture

    Africa the motherland and where there are many storytellers passing on traditions to the African and African American Communities. The stories told answer questions of history, tell of lessons passed on and taught to generation after generation. Through oral tradition the storytellers pass on folktales, traditional knowledge, practices and the richness of the people. History is in the word spoken by storytellers. Thuli will join us and talk about South Africa and through her stories about the young generation and the growth of South Africa. She will talk about how Africa has stayed true to nature and it’s cultural. Thuli will also grace us with stories and information about a new generation that is thriving in Africa. Thuli stated all eyes are on Africa and there is a new birth in the continent. Thuli is winner of the Sir Lawrence Olivier Award in London and the Obie in New York for her lead role in Poppie Nongena. She’s the winner of three (3) Audelco Awards in New York for writing, directing and performing her one woman show Buya, Africa, she also won the FNB Vita Award when she performed Buya Africa at the Civic theatre in Johannesburg South Africa.Thuli played Rafiki in the Lion King on Broadway, Poppie Nongena in New York, London, Toronto, Australia and Chicago. She performed Bongi in Bongi’s Journey at Crossroads theatre in New Brunswick, Lost in the Stars, Kamadonsela (Lady Macbeth) in Welcome Msomi’s Umabatha in South Africa, London, Israel and New York City. Halala the musical at The Ariel off broadway, Sheila’s Day at Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick, Grahamstown Festival and The Market Theatre in Johannesburg, Madre, in Juan Darien, directed by Julie Taymor. She just played the role of grandma in Generations at Soho Rep.Thuli is currently at The Playroom Playroom Theater in NYC performing in Africa My Beautiful. 

  • 00:30

    Turn the Page with Kayla Greenwell: Focus on Small Prestivus

    in Writing

    TURN THE PAGE Host Kayla Greenwell interviews the literati and oddball creative-types with a focus on DIY and grassroots initiatives. This week, Kayla will interview Julie Demoff-Larson, the creator of "Small Prestivus," a two-day literary festival being held in Griffith, Indiana on August 1st and 2nd, bringing in writers from all over the region and from across the country. Adam McHenry Nicholson will be calling in to share the latest about Sala, a professional association for creatives. Last, but not least, call-ins are encouraged in the second half of the show..ask a question, tell us about your latest project or event etc., share some of your literary goodness ..


    Julie Demoff-Larson is one of the founding editors and currently the Managing Editor at Blotterature Literary Magazine. She is the chief organizer and curator of “Small Prestivus,” a two-day annual literary festival aimed at promoting the diversity of small presses and the writers they represent. Julie has a B.A. in English Literature from Purdue University. Her dedication to the writing community is second only to family and friends. Her short stories have been published in Mangrove, Ricochet, Epiphany Magazine and in Good Morning, Justice an anthology from Brine Books Publishing.


    Adam McHenry Nicholson is an apostate academic who sometimes makes noises about being some kind of writer or artist or something, but good luck finding much evidence of it. He is currently editing an anthology of strongly visual multimodal narratives for Twelve Winters Press (https://twelvewinters.submittable.com/submit/38543), to which you should submit your work, and is founder and executive director of the nascent Sala Creative Association (igg.me/at/sala), to which you should sumibt your money.