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2010-04-13 14:37:00

LOS ANGELES, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 dancers and musicians will gather at the Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival at the OC Great Park in Irvine in May to celebrate the rich musical traditions of this region in modern-day Turkey. The festival is now in its second year and it is a rare chance to experience Anatolia's diverse heritage of food, crafts and music. The event will run May 6 to May 9, 2010 and tickets and information are available online at...

2009-12-10 05:00:00

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Bill Protzmann brings his presentation on the healing power of music to The 60 Minute University in Indian Wells on Monday December 14th, 2009 from 9-10am, at the Miramonte Resort & Spa. This educational and informative program teaches participants to use their intrinsic ability to find wellness and healing by listening to the music they love, and provides well-researched facts, insight and practical life experience in support of how easy...

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2009-06-30 07:52:00

U.S. television talk show diva Oprah Winfrey has been honored in Turkey with a traditional Ottoman Mehteran band and whirling dervishes, observers say. Winfrey arrived in Istanbul Monday aboard the ship Norwegian Gem along with all 1,600 of her employees, including some part-time contractors and their families, whom she had taken on a Mediterranean cruise, the Anatolian News Agency reported. Winfrey threw a party for them at the Ciragan Palace Hotel as part of a sea cruise that started in...

2008-10-09 15:00:24

ROCKLAND - The group "A Turning Night of Stars" will return to the Rockland Library to perform the spoken poetry of the 13th century Sufi mystic Jelaluddin Rumi with musical accompaniment at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Friends Community Room. The group's live CD "A Constant Conversation" will be available for purchase along with several books of Rumi's poetry. "A Turning Night of Stars" consists of Maine residents Lock Kiermaier on spoken vocals, Tom Jamrog on mandolin and accordion,...

2008-08-13 18:00:28

By Kenneth Walton KUDSI ERGUNER ENSEMBLE ** GREYFRIARS KIRK FOR most of us, the classical music tradition of Ottoman court society in 17th and 18th-century Turkey will be a mystery. To the bulk of those who packed into Greyfriars Kirk last night, I should think it still is. This was the first in the Festival's early-evening series "Song and Civilisation", and featured the Kudsi Ergner Ensemble - named after its lead musician - in a programme aimed at illustrating the music of one...

2005-12-16 08:20:00

By Gareth Jones KONYA, Turkey (Reuters) - Irina and her friends have no regrets about traveling thousands of miles from their native Latvia to this gray Anatolian town in mid-December. But then they have not come for the weather or the scenery. They are converts to the mystical Sufi branch of Islam and are among tens of thousands of people converging on Konya for an annual festival marking the death in 1273 of Jalaladdin Mevlana Rumi, poet, guru and founder of Turkey's whirling dervishes....


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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