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5 Rising Stars Not to Miss at the 2014 Americana Music Festival
Culture / Music / United States of America

5 Rising Stars Not to Miss at the 2014 Americana Music Festival

The Americana Music Festival and Conference, being held Sept. 17-21 in venues throughout Nashville, is just a couple of weeks away. But with over 160 acts performing throughout the weekend, it’s impossible to see everyone. If your Americana tastes run toward the genre’s youth movement, here are 5 fast rising stars to consider. FULL STORY Continue reading »

World Design Capital 2014 Brings New Italian Design Exhibition
Art / Culture / Italy

World Design Capital 2014 Brings New Italian Design Exhibition

The New Italian Design, a travelling exhibition, will come to South Africa as part of the World Design Capital 2014 events from 5-25 October 2014 at the Lookout, V&A Waterfront. Presented by the Triennale Design Museum (mariapina.poledda@triennale.org), the show is a rich and multifaceted overview on contemporary Italian design, with 288 projects by 133 Italian … Continue reading »

Enjoy Christmas Now with Bauli’s Italian Christmas Bread
Culture / Food / Italy

Enjoy Christmas Now with Bauli’s Italian Christmas Bread

Even though summer has officially come to an end, many will disagree that Christmas is right around the corner. If you prefer to skip the fall season and get right into the holiday spirit, [we] recommend Bauli’s Pandoro di Verona, the traditional Christmas bread of Italy. Bauli makes an entire range of Italian cakes, including … Continue reading »

Shatta Wale Wins African Artiste of the Year
Culture / Ghana / Music

Shatta Wale Wins African Artiste of the Year

Ghanaian dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr., popularly known as Shatta Wale was adjudged African Artiste of the Year at this year’s Nigeria Entertainment Awards. He beat competition from Ghanaian musicians, Sarkodie and R2Bees; South Africans, Uhuru, Mafikizolo, and Mi Casa; and Congolese singer Fally Ipupa to win the award. The 9th edition of the Nigeria … Continue reading »

One of the Top 10 Best Design Restaurants of the World Will be Presented in GIS Warsaw 2014
Culture / Food / Sweden

One of the Top 10 Best Design Restaurants of the World Will be Presented in GIS Warsaw 2014

The restaurant “Le Pain Francais sur LAvenue” from Sweden, designed by Erik Nissen Johansen, is on the list of the most beautiful 10 restaurants in the world renowned for the quality of design and interiors, according to Business Magazine. The project is a successful chain of French-inspired cafes in Gothenburg, which will be presented in GIS Warsaw … Continue reading »

The Experimental Biochar Terrace Garden
Culture / Lifestyle / United States of America

The Experimental Biochar Terrace Garden

Why did over a thousand years ago, did the inhabitants of North Georgia build massive complexes of agricultural terraces, when at the same time they were farming rich river bottom lands nearby? The answers are being found at an experimental terrace garden near Amicalola Falls and the beginning of the Appalachian Trail in the Georgia Mountains. A … Continue reading »

‘Best Trumpet Player in the Galaxy’ Returns
Culture / Music / Sweden

‘Best Trumpet Player in the Galaxy’ Returns

The ‘best trumpet player in the galaxy’ returns to perform with the NZSO. Famous for his virtuosic skill and ‘fabulously velvet tone’, Håkan Hardenberger can make the trumpet sing like a human voice. The Swedish trumpeter has been declared ‘the best trumpet player in the galaxy’ by The Times and has performed with some of the world’s most prestigious … Continue reading »