Friday, May 16, 2008

AIR SUPPLY Is Coming Too

Air Supply is a soft rock duo who had a succession of hits worldwide through the late 1970s and early 1980s. It consists of British guitarist and vocalist Graham Russell and Australian lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock. The trademark tone of Russell Hitchcock’s soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell’s simple yet majestic songs created a group that would forever be known as Air Supply.

They released an album 'Love and Other Bruises' in 1977 and it shot to number one in the National charts. In 1979 they made a record called ‘Life Support’. On this record were some prized songs, including ‘Lost in Love’ which went up to Top 10 in Australia. The second single was ‘All Out of Love’ and that soared the charts even faster. The albums ‘Lost in Love’, ‘The One That You Love’, ‘Now & Forever’ and ‘The Greatest Hits’ sold in excess of 20 million copies. ‘Lost in Love’ was named “Song of The Year” in 1980, and with the other singles sold over 10 million copies.

In 1983, they released their 'Greatest Hits' album with a new single 'Making Love Out Of Nothing At All' written by Jim Steinman. The song was one of their biggest hits ever, spending three weeks at number 2, and the album eventually sold 5 million copies. They were the first western group to tour China, Taiwan and countless other countries, that previously would not allow pop music into their borders. In South America and Asia they became a part of everyone’s life. Their popularity continued to soar in Southeast Asian countries. In July 2005, Air Supply smashed attendance records when in Cuba, they played to 175,000 people in one show.

Air Supply "From The Heart" World Tour 2008
LIVE in Malaysia

22 June 2008 (Sunday)
Arena of Stars

Donny & Marie Is Coming To Malaysia

Here's your chance to catch the legendary music family The Osmonds live in Malaysia. For the first-time ever, the seven siblings will reunite to perform for a one-night only concert at the Arena of Stars, Genting Highlands Resort.

The Osmonds are an American family pop group who achieved enormous worldwide success as teenage music idols in the 1970s. The group originally comprised brothers Alan Osmond, Wayne Osmond, Merrill Osmond, Jay Wesley Osmond and Donny Osmond, later joined by younger siblings Marie Osmond and Jimmy Osmond.

The Osmonds' career started with a big break at Disneyland, followed quickly by regular appearances on The Andy Williams Show in the early 1960s. Their most successful period was the early and middle 1970s, when they achieved a string of chart hits. In their 50 historic years in entertainment, The Osmonds, collectively and individually have recorded 142 albums, selling 100 million copies world wide with 51 Gold or Platinum recordings.

Donny and Jimmy, both achieved success as solo artists. Marie's signature hit was the country song "Paper Roses". Donny and Marie also performed as a duo, and hosted their own variety show, Donny & Marie, on ABC-TV from 1976 to 1979. They are not only just a vocal group, each brother also played an instrument and sometimes played and composed their own tracks.

Today, their sound is more country and western, with a bit of rock and adult contemporary thrown in. In August 2007, The Osmonds performed for their 50th Anniversary in Las Vegas, Nevada. On October 9, 2007 on The Paul O'Grady Show, Donny Osmond announced that they were getting back together and touring in May 2008, featuring all seven siblings -- Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny, Marie, and Jimmy.

Secure your seat in The Osmonds 50th Anniversary at Genting's Arena of Stars on 21 June 2008 now!

The Osmonds 50th Anniversary Tour

21 June 2008 (Saturday)
Arena of Stars

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Turn Your Favorite Digital Photos Into Realistic Looking Paintings

Turn your favorite digital photos into realistic looking paintings such as watercolor, oil painting, with a few simple mouse clicks. No difficult setup is required. Your photos are turned into paintings in front of your eyes in a few seconds. Virtual Painter 5 could not be any easier to use.

All you need to do is to open a digital photo, select one of the 16 painting styles, then click OK to let the application do the work for you. Version 5 has the quality of all the artistic filters has been drastically improved.

You can turn your favorite digital photos into realistic looking paintings such as watercolor, oil painting, pencils, etc. with a few simple mouse clicks. No difficult setup is required. Your photos are turned into paintings in front of your eyes in a few seconds.

Virtual Painter 5 could not be any easier to use -- all you need to do is to select a digital photograph, taken with a digital camera, scanned with a scanner, or downloaded from the web, select one of the 16 painting styles (also called painters or filters), choose the material on which the painting will be created (canvas, wood, stucco, etc.), and let Virtual Painter 5 do the work for you.

Virtual Painter 5 is not a painting tool that you must master to create your own works of art. Rather, the filters it offers are like agents, virtual artists who have their own characteristic techniques and methods. You can preview their art and even request a few changes, but you can leave the hard work to them. Sit back and watch them paint. You're sure to be pleasantly surprised, time after time.

Happy virtual painting!

Main Features

16 painters at your command!

20 background textures to choose

  • Paper (Smooth, Medium, Rough)
  • Washi (Japanese handmade paper)
  • Pastel Paper
  • Canvas (Fine, Medium, Lo ose, Crossed, Hemp)
  • Stucco (Smooth, Rough)
  • Sand (Fine, Rough)
  • Stone Plaster
  • Cork (Natural, Marble)
  • Wood (Smooth, Rough)
  • Stone mosaic tile

Adjust how to paint in Easy or Expert mode

You can make the following 6 adjustments to the way in which an individual painter effect is applied:

  • Scale
  • Material
  • Rendering
  • Colors
  • Deformation
  • Focus