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THE HUNGER a nonfiction by Christa De Coster

The invasion into the natural world was relentless – the world hungered for more. While the wealth of corporations exploded, we contemplated our denuded landscapes. We indulged in intellectual debates but made little progress. Addicted to an economic system, demoralized and paralyzed, we lost the instinct for what we need to survive. To quit an addiction is a subversive act. This book was written from a state of urgency, a perspective of solidarity, and a purpose of liberation. The Hunger is an allegory. The character (a misfit), events, and places are used to explore crucial issues in our world. This book dissects the illusions that we create as individuals and as a culture in Western civilization. Today’s dominant ideology creates conformists. If we aspire to real freedom, we need participation to rebuild values and relationships. This is about maturing and getting rid of mediocrity.

Paperback: 140 pages
Publishing date: December 17, 2020.
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1950437590
ISBN-13: 978-1950437597
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.36 x 9 inches

Christa De Coster (January 19, 1970), Belgian-born, Masters in Comparative Science of Cultures from Ghent University, Filmmaking from New York Film Academy, traveled extensively in India, where she worked on reforestation and seed saving projects, worked in Belgium on a community-supported farm, passionate about nature and rebuilding civilization from the ruins of the industrialized world, radical feminist.

 

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ON LOVE, a collection of poems by Rita Baker

ADELAIDE BOOKS is proud to offer the latest work by Rita Baker On Love hitting stores everywhere now.

Rita Baker is a Canadian writer with a British background. She was married to a British lawyer and they have two wonderful sons. Rita was raised by an unorthodox, free-thinking, grandparents from whose example she experienced the liberty of an all-embracing open mind. Rita finished college in England and won prizes for writing speeches, as well for their delivery. Despite her many credentials, this is what she is most proud of. Her passion is the novel. She loves bringing to life strong characters together with vivid descriptions of unusual people and places she has come to know, coupling them with meaningful dialogue.

Paperback: 110 pages
Publishing date: December 27th, 2020.
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1954351194
ISBN-13: 978-1954351196
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.28 x 9 inches

 

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SADJIO, a novel by Fatoumata Nabie Fofana

ADELAIDE BOOKS is proud to offer the latest work by Fatoumata Nabie Fofana Sadjio hitting stores everywhere now.

 

Sadjio tells the story of a young girl, Sadjio, who did everything to overcome childhood adversity. She refused to let her challenges define her. Sadjio was exceptionally intelligent and used that intelligence to overcome her challenges. She was born in a struggling peasant family that survived on subsistence farming and an on and off petty trade. Though both parents loved Sadjio beyond compare, they just hadn’t invested enough time into knowing and understanding her strength. Sadjio, nonetheless, was destined to travel a delicate path in life, one that was seldom traveled by most of humanity. Defying all odds, she’d make an immeasurable difference. Nothing could dim her light, not even a separation from her biological parents—a separation occasioned by her being given to a maternal aunt who had problems bearing children of her own to the chagrin of her husband and his family. Sadjio was a remedy meant to heal this aunt—a dream that would remain a deep reverie forever.

Paperback: 314 pages
Publishing date: December 21, 2020.
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1954351100
ISBN-13: 978-1954351103
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.79 x 9 inches

Fatoumata Nabie Fofana, a skilled journalist and girls’ rights campaigner, creatively blends her unwavering passion for advocating evolution in some traditional systems in which girls right to education is still restricted, with a lifelong enthusiasm for fictional storytelling to create compelling characters in Sadjio. A seasoned nonprofit development and management professional, Fatoumata’s firsthand experience of gender inequality in education and immerse knowledge of African women’s continued battle for equality on all fronts reinforce the authenticity of the characters in this book.

 

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WHITE PETALS FALL UPON ME, collection of poems by Donny Barilla

ADELAIDE BOOKS is proud to offer the latest work by Donny Barilla White Petals Fall Upon Me hitting stores everywhere now.

 

Under and within the landscape of nature, Donny Barilla coats the palate of his metaphoric and imagist reach as he uses the tremble of his pen to wrangle upon the fever of his surroundings which flood and weave each page. Donny motions primarily as a poet and uses techniques such as he writes books of short stories and novellas and searches his creativity in multiple arenas fastened through thought provoking paints which slip from word to page to book. Keeping late hours which sometimes bleeds into the rising patterns of the sun, he works in his study keeping an espresso machine close at hand. Here, he allows the softened press of his discipline, awake and aware at each moment. Having placed ninety-four poems in journals and magazines, he also donated twenty-three books to libraries, academic and public. Donny took first place in the Adelaide Literary Award Contest for Poetry and has placed on two other occasions. After building a construct of vowels and consonants, the words blend upon the page as he pays due respect to the motions of the English language and passions of poetic touch.

Paperback: 130 pages
Publishing date: December 22, 2020.
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1954351240
ISBN-13: 978-1954351240
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.33 x 9 inches

 

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FMC 2021 is looking for Instrumental, Theatre, Video Game music compositions from around the world

London, UK, Apr 13, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – On March 28, FMC 2021- Unique International Music competition and Awards has opened online registration for the regular and popular competition categories “Instrumental Music”, “Theatre Music” and for an exclusive new category “Compose Music for a Video Game”.

1. Instrumental Music Competition

The competition is for Composers, Soloists, Instrumentalists, Chamber Groups (of any kind) Ensembles and Orchestras.

The competition is unrestricted, and musicians and players who play a classical instrument such as brass (trumpet, trombone and baritone), piano, classical guitar, cello, clarinet, double bass, flute, violin or viola or any special cultural instrument may enter the competition.

Only original music compositions and works with a maximum length of six minutes may be entered in the competition. It is not a condition that the compositions have never been previously presented. They can be older music works which have already been presented at concerts, performances or other public forms or online. Of course, contestants may include brand new compositions which have not yet been presented publicly.

These can be studio or demo recordings, or live recordings of performances and concerts.

In this category, FMC is looking to discover new, talented musicians and composers and to reward their beautiful and original musical compositions. At the end of the competition, FMC then promotes the compositions on its official channels and at foreign presentations.

Registration in this category is open online, directly on the competition page, where you can find all the information you need and the registration form. https://www.fmcontest.com/instrumental-music-2/

The Deadline to enter original compositions in the Instrumental Music Competition is 31.8. 2021

2.Theatre Music

National, private and independent theatres, theatre institutions and organizations may this year also enter the category “Theatre music” with their performances of music for theatre. It is exclusively intended for theatre music. Any music compositions, including those which have already been or will be part of theatre performances, may be registered.

Studio, demo recordings or recordings from live performances of any type with a maximum length of up to six minutes will be accepted.

In addition to theatres, composers who work directly with theatres and compose original music to create an unforgettable theatre performance experience may also enter this

category. This also allows composers who are beginning this style of music and who may not yet have had an opportunity to create music directly for theatre achieve this goal.

“Theatres use a lot of interesting music in their programme structures, and much of it has already been heard in performances. We recognized this in previous years of the competition and are looking forward to this year’s entries. The best compositions for theatre will be selected by an international panel of judges, who are eagerly awaiting to hear the music and decide on the winners,” said FMC Director Vlado Zeleznak JR.

Registration for original theatre music is already underway online, directly on the competition website, where you can find all the information, details and registration form. https://www.fmcontest.com/theatre-music/

The deadline to enter Theatre Music competition is: 31.8. 2021

3.Compose Music for a Video game

New competition category for all composers, sound designers, musicians, music producers, etc.

Music and sound are an integral part of every video game. Fans of video games pay ever more attention to this and can appreciate whether music and sound design either completes or disturbs their ideal gaming experience.

“This will be a great opportunity for any musician who composes in this music genre or plans to work professionally in this field to create musical compositions for games and platforms but has not yet had the opportunity to test their skills and work on a real video game,” said FMC Director Vlado Zeleznak JR.

“With this category, FMC wants to discover and uncover new musical talent in the industry. Several rising musicians who turned to us with this also influenced our decision to create this category. We are granting their wish and offering an opportunity to participate in an international competitive environment and compose music or design sound for the professional video game “Air Missions: HIND” from 3DIVISION video game development company. Composers will then have their music and sound evaluated by members of a prestigious international jury and the opportunity to win great and practical prizes which they can use in their recording studios,” added Zeleznak.

Registration and submission of competition contributions is online.

Registration is already globally open, and anyone, regardless of age or nationality, may apply directly on the official competition website. https://www.fmcontest.com/music-for-video-game/

The deadline to enter Compose music for Video Game “Air Missions: HIND” is 31.7. 2021

Members of a prestigious international jury from EU, Australia, USA, Asia who actively work in the music and film industry will select the best compositions. Many of the jury are great instrumental players who have had their compositions used in various films, TV shows, projects, video games, commercials or concert performances.

Each finished and submitted composition involved in the evaluation process has a chance to win any of the prizes in the competition with a total value of more than 58 000 Euros. In addition to the Absolute Winners the jury and organizers of the competition, may propose special prizes for other competitors which will be announced during the announcement of winners. The winners will also receive original custom made trophies and certificates that will be a reminder of the competition and an award for their success.

FMC-Film Music Contest on Social Media: Facebook: facebook.com/FilmMusicContest Instagram: instagram.com/fmcontest YouTube: http://bit.ly/3oOaG48 #fmcfilmmusiccontest Media Contact: Mgr. Vlado Zeleznak Jr. Director, FMC-Film Music Contest, PRESS FMC E: press@fmcontest.com W: https://www.fmcontest.com

Rare, Early Charlie Chaplin Poster from 1913 Brings $12,810 in Appraisal & Estate Sale Specialists’ March 14th auction

One of the earliest and rarest Charlie Chaplin posters to ever come to market, produced in 1913 when Chaplin was still a vaudeville performer and aspiring young comedian, sold for $12,810 in a live online auction held March 14th by Appraisal & Estate Sale Specialists, Inc. The poster was the top earner of the 633 lots that came up for bid.

“We were very pleased with the outcome of this auction,” said Dan Wilson, a co-owner of Appraisal & Estate Sale Specialists, Inc., along with Suki Hilger. “The market is picking back up and we are seeing items achieve higher prices. The Charlie Chaplin poster exceeded past auction results and all expectations. It went to a collector who will cherish it and take care of it forever.”

The poster was a 42 inch long by 14 inch wide broadside advertising Fred Karno’s London Comedy Company and a show called “The Wow Wows”, starring Chaplin and other comedy performers. It was held at the Empress Theatre in San Diego, with performances on Feb. 17, 1913. It also marked one of Chaplin’s last-ever appearances in vaudeville.

“The Wow Wows” was a 29-minute show, performed in three scenes, the premise being Chaplin’s character was told he would be initiated into a secret society, when in fact the others were getting revenge on him. The comedy debuted in 1910 in New York. Included in the lot were a few playbills that had some great advertising from the San Diego area.

The poster was made even rarer and more important by the inclusion of another cast member, a then-little-known comedian named Stanley Jefferson, who less than two years later would change his stage name to Stan Laurel and go on to form half of one of history’s greatest comedy teams: Laurel and Hardy, along with partner Oliver Hardy.

Following are additional highlights from the auction, which attracted 9,800 registered bidders on LiveAuctioneers.com. The catalog was packed with fine art, jewelry, antiques, furniture and more than 100 lots of Hollywood memorabilia, spotlighting dozens of major stars from stage and screen. All prices quoted in this report include a 22 percent buyer’s premium.

The second auction, on Sunday, May 30th, also at 12 noon Pacific, will contain a fine selection of artwork from around the world, to include collections of Japanese woodblock prints, Asian antiques, antiquities, ethnographic art, mid-Century items and European antiques and paintings.

To learn more about Appraisal & Estate Sale Specialists, Inc., visit www.estatesalemandan.webs.com.