In addition to publishing the audio of this year's Newbery Medal winner, Recorded Books Inc., along with Tantor Media and christianaudio, also had audio titles honored with Honor Books, Amazing Audiobooks, and Notable children's recordings. (more...)
Belying the myth that world-class athletes must consume animal protein in order to build muscles, this weekend's Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival will showcase a number of ripped competitors who fuel their feats with plant-based diets. The festival takes place at the Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater this Saturday, January 28th and Sunday, January 29th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Bodybuilders and power-lifters John Lewis, Ndem Nkem, Will Tucker, Robert Cheeke, and Thomas Tadlock are among those who will speak about their training regimens and vegan diets.
Also on tap is Olympic silver medalist Dotsie Bausch. In addition to her Olympic title, she is a 7-time U.S. National Champion in cycling and 2-time Pan American gold medal winner who also speaks out on behalf of animal rights and the prevention of eating disorders.
The founder of Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine, Brenda Carey, will give a presentation focusing on nutrition and inspiring stories from athletes around the world.
Other speakers at the festival will discuss environmentalism, animal activism, and the health benefits of vegan meals. There will also be cooking demonstrations from a dozen celebrity chefs including Fran Costigan and Jason Wyrick.
There will also be a variety of entertainers including Warshow Angels' own Kneel Cohn, the Riley Rainbow Family Circus, Jonathan Luther, Louis IV, and Foresteater's Mikey Pro.
In addition to the speakers and entertainment, the festival will feature more than 70 exhibitors, many of whom will offer free tasting samples of their vegan wares. Ruchi Indian Cuisine and Simon's Hot Dogs are just two of the eateries on the roster.
Children's activities, yoga classes, a charity raffle benefiting FARM, and various fitness activities will round out the festival.
The AZ Vegetarian Food Festival is presented by U.S. Veg Corp, a company which also produces the popular NYC Vegetarian Food Festival and the CA Vegetarian Food Festival.
For more information about the Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival or to purchase admission tickets, visit http://azvegfoodfest.com/ (more...)
ATLANTA, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards at its Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. (more...)
Legendary French violinist Jean Luc Ponty and his band will be bringing their 'Atlantic Years' tour to the US beginning late May 2017, including a stop at the Boulder Theater on June 14, 2017. (more...)
PBS and Georgia Public Broadcasting announced today that JOHN LEWIS - GET IN THE WAY, a new documentary produced and directed by Kathleen Dowdey, will premiere Friday, February 10, 2017, 10:30-11:30 p.m. ET (more...)
“I would not invite him to come,” civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) exclusively told NBC News MEET THE PRESS WITH CHUCK TODD moderator Chuck Todd when asked if he would take President-elect Donald Trump to Selma, Ala. (more...)
Actors' Shakespeare Project (ASP), the Somerville-based itinerant theater company, currently performing its 13th season, names Resident Acting Company members Maurice Emmanuel Parent and Paula Plum as interim co-artistic directors. (more...)
A powerful new drama at one of the oldest independent theaters in NY, LEAVING LANNAHASSEE, written by award-winning playwright, Lynn Navarra, will run January 18 - 29 at American Theater of Actors, 314 W 54th St, NYC. (more...)
As well-traveled and widely recorded as alto saxophonist Mark Lewis has been over the past four decades, his new CD 'The New York Session' is likely to be the album that helps rectify his current under-the-radar reputation (more...)
SAN DIEGO, CA - March: Book Three, published by Top Shelf Productions / IDW Publishing, a subsidiary of IDW Media Holdings (OTC PINK: IDWM), received an unprecedented honor when it became the first graphic novel to ever receive the National Book Award. Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell were present to accept the award. (more...)
Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis's The Jungle (Symphony No. 4), commissioned by the Philharmonic as the first of The New York Commissions, with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis; William Bolcom's Trombone Concerto with Principal Trombone Joseph Alessi as soloist; and Copland's Quiet City, featuring Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin and English horn player Grace Shryock in her Philharmonic solo debut. (more...)
The premier International Human Rights Art Festival, New York City's first arts-advocacy festival of its kind, will be presented by The Institute of Prophetic Activist Art, co-sponsored and housed at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie St, NYC), will take place March 3-5, 2017. Television producer and Presidential Medal of the Arts Winner, Norman Lear, is Advising Producer, and joins a roster of United States Senators, Congressman and local politicians on the list of honorary co-sponsors of the event. (more...)
The premier International Human Rights Art Festival, New York City's first arts-advocacy festival of its kind, will be presented by The Institute of Prophetic Activist Art, co-sponsored and housed at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie St, NYC), will take place March 3-5, 2017. Television producer and Presidential Medal of the Arts Winner, Norman Lear, is Advising Producer, and joins a roster of United States Senators, Congressman and local politicians on the list of honorary co-sponsors of the event. Tickets are $10-25 and are now available online with full schedule and participant information at www.dixonplace.org. (more...)