On Thursday evening, May 2, 2013, Covenant House California (“CHC”) will host their Annual Awards Dinner: A Magical Night of Hope at Skirball Culture Center in Los Angeles.This year’s honorees include award-winning musician, composer and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock. The event features a silent and live auction, A-list entertainment including celebrity presenters and hosts as well as dinner and dancing. CHC will also be honoring Executive Director George R. Lozano, who is retiring after 22 years of service.The event will feature a special performance by Grammy Award-winning jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter. Celebrity talent includes Gabriel Mann (Revenge); and Vinessa Shaw (3:10 to Yuma); Mekhi Phifer (ER); Cesar Millan (Dog Whisperer); Khandi Alexander (CSI: Miami); Dayanarra Torres (former Miss Puerto Rico); Quddus (Duets); Kaitlyn Black (Hart of Dixie); Brandi Burkhardt (Hart of Dixie); Quinton Aaron (The Blind Side); Ashlynn Yennie (Human Centipede) and more.WHERE: Skirball Cultural Center 2701 North Sepulveda BoulevardLos Angeles, CA 90049WHEN: Thursday, May 2, 6pm
Commemorating the forty years long diplomatic ties between Korea and India, Spirit of Forms, an art exhibition is set out to feature acclaimed artists from both the countries. Curated by Minjoo lee and Kalicharan Gupta, the artistic melange will be on display, carrying paintings from twenty nine Korean and Indian artists from 4th May onwards.Entwining the essence of the art forms, the exhibition brings across the love and friendship between the people of the two nations. None of the artistic masterpieces is static; none a mere repitition of the already arrived at forms. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The message is clear; art is a journey, for art’s sake; artistics go on through the melee of crossroads and intersections without halting at stops. Its evident in the works of Jai Zharotia and Niren Sen Gupta, the participants in this event; while Jai delights us with apparitions of poetic strangeness every time he puts brush to canvas or paper, Niren revisits chapters of our own spiritual odyssey, giving peace an honoured place in his artistic ruminations. The cultural heritage of Korea coupled with ancient artistic traditions of India will be a treat to watch for the art lovers in the capital. DETAILTimings: 11 to 7pm, When: 4 May to 15 MayWhere: Dhoomimal Art Centre, Connaught Place
Kolkata: State Education minister and Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee on Sunday condemned the incident of ragging of the St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College student. He further assured that if the student lodges a complaint with the party, it will be investigated. It may be mentioned that the complainant belongs to the Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) unit at the college itself. Immediately after Chatterjee’s response, TMCP president Jaya Dutta sought a report on the part of the party unit in the college and said it should be submitted in three days. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”We will ensure that the offenders get punished. We are not ruling out the involvement of outsiders. The party leadership will also be informed about the findings of the report,” Dutta said.It may be mentioned that the complainant who holds a post in the TMCP unit at the college had alleged that he was compelled to parade naked inside the union room of the college and was threatened that the video would be circulated on social networking sites if he narrated the matter to anybody. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAccording to his complaint, he had asked president of the college unit Arnab Ghosh about the functioning of the union fund. Following this a heated verbal exchange ensued between the two and soon some other senior students took Ghosh’s side and then the student was allegedly beaten up by his associates who forced him to walk naked. On Saturday, when the complainant found that the video had been circulated on social networking site, he lodged a complaint with the college authorities.