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The World Culture Festival: A Major Peace Event with International Music, Dance, Meditation, Yoga, Wisdom, and Symposiums 16 June , 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In an era of widespread natural and manmade disaster and conflict, the world will have a chance to join in one of the largest peace festivals ever held — the World Culture Festival, July 2-3, 2011. U.S. Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Danny K. Davis (D-IL), Mike Quigley (D-IL), and Janice D. Schakowsky (D-IL) join other members of the Festival’s reception committee, including former Netherlands Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers, Nobel Prize winning Economist Myron Scholes, members of the European Parliament and other governments, and other leading figures from around the world in support of this historic event. U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) are joining many more in support of this gathering that will share the world’s cultures, spirituality, and a message of harmony.

The site of this international festival is Berlin’s recently remodeled Olympiastadion (Olympic stadium). It has had a long and sometimes notorious history, but rarely has it hosted something as unusual as the upcoming World Culture Festival, where 70,000 people from around the world will participate in a group meditation for world peace. In addition, 1,000 yoga teachers will guide various forms of yoga, and celebrate harmony in diversity with music, dance, food, wisdom, and symposiums with cultural, spiritual, and political leaders from around the world. U.S. representation will include Grammy-nominated Chandrika Tandon, among others.



Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra series is centered on faith 17 February , 2011

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A symphony is music to the ears, but a new series of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra seeks to assure that it’s also music for the soul.

The PSO will take to St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland tonight for a free Music for the Spirit concert, part of a new annual series that uses universal messages of music to promote dialogue across religions.



Marin Independent Journal: Interfaith Concert Seeks to Connect Heart and Spirit 11 February , 2011

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The Marin Interfaith Council lives up to its multicultural, all- embracing mission, presenting four diverse musical acts — an a cappella vocal group, a sitar master from the Ali Akbar Khan school, a pair of Jewish cantors and a Tibetan folk musician and dancer — at its third annual Music of the Beloved Interfaith Concert.

Set for Feb. 13 at Marin Center’s Showcase Theatre, the show is part of the council’s effort to reach out to the Marin community through music and dance.