Month: August 2019

The Riviera Maya Destination Marketing Office anno

first_imgThe Riviera Maya Destination Marketing Office announced today the launch of a new website and social media platform, Hola Riviera Maya. Targeted to the US market, Hola Riviera Maya will serve as an online resource for travelers interested in visiting the incredible destination of Riviera Maya. With the additional support of social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook, Hola Riviera Maya will keep visitors apprised of all news, happenings and events taking place in one of Mexico’s most sought after tourist destinations.“Over the past few months, we have closely monitored various social media networks and discovered many comments related to Riviera Maya,” says Javier Aranda, General Director of the Riviera Maya Destination Marketing Office. “We realized there was a tremendous opportunity to utilize social media and engage an audience of loyal customers as well as potential travelers. We hope that through Hola Riviera Maya, we will provide our visitors and future visitors with useful information about our beloved destination.”Travelers are invited to log onto www.holarivieramaya.com, visit the official Facebook page of the destination or follow Riviera Maya on Twitter @holarivieramaya to receive daily updates on news and happenings throughout the destination, last-minute travel deals, special contests and a plethora of useful information and exclusive content to better prepare them for an upcoming trip to Riviera Maya.Visitors to these social media sites are also encouraged to share their experiences, photos and videos of past trips to the destination by sending them to www.holarivieramaya.com.The official social media homepage for the Riviera Maya Destination Marketing Office, www.holarivieramaya.com provides visitors with daily news, updates, special offers, events and happenings from one of Mexico’s most unique destinations. Hola Riviera Maya also serves as an online forum for travelers to share experiences, photos, videos and more from their recent travels to Riviera Maya via the social media networks of Facebook and Twitter.www.rivieramaya.comlast_img read more

CordeValle A Rosewood Resort has announced detai

first_imgCordeValle, A Rosewood Resort, has announced details of an exceptionally fun and luxurious retreat designed for men. CordeValle’s Men’s G.O.L.F. Getaway package provides a stylish yet distinctly non-traditional getaway in the resort’s extraordinarily beautiful natural setting, perfect for enjoying world-class golf, a full-service spa, fine dining, wine tasting, an array of outdoor activities, or simple relaxation time.The word “golf” is said to have originated as an acronym for “Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden.” This decidedly male perspective is thoroughly embraced in CordeValle’s Men’s G.O.L.F. Getaway, created for up to four gentlemen to enjoy a friendly gathering at a Fairway Home – perfect for a bachelor party, golf outing, or reunion. CordeValle’s Men’s G.O.L.F. Getaway includes components such as a “Steaks, Scotch & Cigars” dinner prepared by a private grill chef on the patio, a day of unlimited golfing, golf-themed amenities, plus a gentlemen’s nightcap each night of the group’s stay.CordeValle’s Men’s G.O.L.F. Getaway package includes two nights in a spacious, four-bedroom Fairway Home with a cozy gathering area with fireplace, dining room, and private patio, customized welcome amenities for all, and unique culinary experiences tailored to male guests. CordeValle’s Men’s G.O.L.F. Getaway is available now through the end of this year.Component details are: · Two nights in a Fairway Home (additional Fairway Homes are available for larger groups) · A customized welcome basket including food products, a gentlemen’s beverage and golf-themed amenity · Breakfast in The Bar or at The Grill on the first morning · A specially-prepared, in-home continental breakfast to enjoy at leisure on the second morning · “Steaks, Scotch & Cigars” dinner featuring Kobe beef prepared on the Fairway Home patio by a private grill chef, plus side dishes and desserts, a selection of the finest scotches and cigars for after-dinner enjoyment · One day of unlimited golf including cart (forecaddie required on course, but not included; tee times based on availability) · A $125 Sense Spa credit for each person · Gentlemen’s nightcap each nightOther activities available for the Men’s G.O.L.F. Getaway guests include tennis, bocce ball, croquet, tennis, customized golf clinics, night golf, hiking, yoga, Pilates, wine tasting and vineyard tours at Clos LaChance, CordeValle’s on-site winery. Some of these activities are at an additional cost. Sense Spa appointments must be booked at least one week prior to arrival.www.cordevalle.comlast_img read more

Gooding Company the official auction house for

first_imgGooding & Company, the official auction house for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, is thrilled to announce the sale of an important piece of Bugatti history – the 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Coupe – for its annual Pebble Beach auctions, to be held August 15 – 16, 2009. The Type 57 is the quintessential Bugatti road car and this specific car is considered to be one of the most historically significant examples of its kind.“This year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will be honoring the Bugatti marque and Gooding & Company is delighted to offer, at no reserve, one of the most spectacular Bugattis ever built,” said David Gooding, founder and president of Gooding & Company. “This special works-maintained car will undoubtedly capture a great deal of attention during the week and will draw connoisseurs worldwide to our auction.”It is believed that Bugatti factory employees originally assembled this 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Coupe as a gift for Le Patron, Ettore Bugatti. Deemed as one of its most cherished automobiles, the Bugatti factory went to great lengths to protect this precious vehicle during World War II. After Ettore Bugatti’s death in 1947, the car continued to be maintained and stored at the Bugatti workshop in Molsheim, France, where it received factory upgrades as developments progressed. These upgrades included tailored interior accessories, a unique engine and transmission combination and other subtle technical improvements making it the most advanced example of the legendary Type 57. Additionally, the car’s one-off coach-work is believed to be one of the last designs penned by Ettore Bugatti’s son, Jean Bugatti before his death.Since leaving the Bugatti factory in the late 1950s, Chassis 57335 has had only a few protective caretakers and remains one of the most correct and original Bugattis in existence. The more recent owners of the car have preserved Ettore Bugatti’s intrinsic connection with this automobile. Used only sparingly, the car is remarkably authentic and the interior evokes the presence of the legendary Ettore Bugatti himself. This car possesses many one-off features including the appearance of the famed EB logo engraved on the wheel hubs, in cloisonné on the rear bumper and in enamel on the steering wheel. Every detail on the spectacular automobile reflects the artistry of the Bugatti marque and it possesses a tangible link to some of the most important innovators in automotive history.www.goodingco.comlast_img read more

Mexico has had a difficult year says Sylvie Lai

first_img“Mexico has had a difficult year,” says Sylvie Laitre, Director of Mexico Boutique Hotels, “but there’s no doubt in our minds the sophisticated traveler will know exactly how to separate the panic-stricken headlines from reality. The truth is–barring some troubled border cities–travel to Mexico continues to be safe, and any precautions that need to be taken are exactly the same as those you would take to any foreign country.” That includes health hazards: as of May 15, 2009, the U.S. Department of State called off its travel alert relating to the 2009-H1N1 influenza outbreak. “We should also note that, by virtue of their extraordinarily high standards in every respect, our member hotels are and always have been secure havens for their guests,” continues Laitre. Because Mexico Boutique Hotels caters to those in the know, savvier travelers will be able to take advantage of some great package specials offered by a select group of member hotels offering everything from barefoot elegance by the beach to a marvelous glimpse of elegant colonial living. Multi-course dinners with a view, signature spa treatments and guided tours to gorgeously restored archaeological sites are just part of the many wonders awaiting guests of some of Mexico’s most unique properties. Hacienda Sepúlveda (Lagos de Moreno – Closest gateways: Leon or Guadalajara) Once one of the most prosperous haciendas in the Lagos de Moreno area, Hacienda Sepúlveda has evolved into one of the area’s finest accommodations. Experience Mexico through its traditional regional cuisine or a horseback ride around the vast property. Don’t forget to follow it up with a visit to the spa–try the temazcal, a three-hour ancient Toltec steam ritual performed by a local shaman.Hacienda Life Experience 4 days | 3 nights Package rates for two: $1,380 USD. Four days and three nights in a Master Suite. -Breakfast served daily in varying areas throughout the property -A carriage ride and picnic for two Lunch with “El Patrón” at the Hacienda La Labor (arriving on horseback) -A traditional Hacienda lunch at Sepulveda -A selection of regional snacks served by a bonfire late in the evening Dinner for two at “La Rinconada” restaurant located in Lagos de Moreno´s historic city center -One candlelit dinner for two on the Hacienda grounds -One signature Spa treatment per guest One tour of Lagos de Moreno Tax and services not included Valid through July 31, 2009 La Quinta Luna (Cholula – Closest gateways: Puebla or Mexico City) Enjoy a stay in a beautiful 17th-century mansion that originally belonged to pre-Hispanic indigenous nobility. Today, the thick adobe walls and high-beamed ceilings serve as a backdrop for modern furnishings and colorful artwork.Culture + Cuisine 5 days | 4 nights Package rates for two starts at $679 USD for a Standard Room 4 nights’ accommodation with upgrade (subject to availability on arrival) -Daily a la carte breakfast -Welcome cocktail Guided tour to the ethnobotanical garden of Cholula -A 3-course dinner for two with a bottle of wine -A Mexican cooking class for two -Two guided tours to choose from: Puebla, Tlaxcala or Cholula Rates subject to changes without prior notice 17% taxes included Valid through August 31, 2009Hotel des Artistes (Punta Mita – Closest gateway: Puerto Vallarta)Less than an hour north of Puerto Vallarta, this sleek all-suite beachfront luxury apartment-hotel delivers a lavish vacation lifestyle. The restaurant offers diners the opportunity to sample the artistry of Chef Thierry Blouet, recognized for his touch of genius in the kitchen.Romance in Punta Mita 8 days | 7 nights Package rate for two: $2,800 USD Beach Club Suite accommodation with magnificent ocean views -Round-trip airport transfers Suite montage with rose petals upon arrival -A bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne in your Suite upon arrival “In Lobby” -continental breakfast -A romantic 3 course dinner (Bistro Menu) at the beach in the 5-star Café des Artistes del Mar restaurant including a bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne (Dinner valid Tuesday to Sunday) –2:30 hrs. private boat tour to Lover’s Beach on Marietas Island (departure from hotel beach) -Three 50-minute massages per person per stay to choose from: Therapeutic, Relaxing or Deep tissue Extra night: $295 USD Tax and service not included Valid through November 14, 2009Casasandra (Isla Holbox – Closest gateway: Cancun)Owned by Sandra Pérez, Cuban singer-songwriter and guitar player Pablo Milanes’ muse and co-author, CasaSandra is a reflection of her passion for the arts. By infusing the hotel with her unique sensibilities and an artistic touch, she has created a getaway that is both refreshing and exquisite. Return of theWhale Shark 5 days | 4 nights Package rate for two: $2,509 USD, includes taxes Five days and four nights in deluxe ocean view accommodations -Daily continental breakfast -Roundtrip airport transfers A bottle of wine in your room – A six-hour whale shark tour -Your choice of lunch or dinner daily at the best gourmet restaurant of the island (special menu, beverages not included) Valid from June 1 through September 30, 2009The Tides Zihuatanejo (Zihuatanejo)Included on Travel + Leisure 500 List and named “Most Outstanding Hotel” by Condé Nast Johansens, The Tides Zihuatanejo hotel blends the casual romance of beachfront lifestyle with the coveted seclusion of a lush garden retreat.Seaside Seclusion 5 days | 4 nights Package rates for two begin at $2,200 USD Four nights’ accommodations -Full American Breakfast for two each morning -Dinner for two each evening (Sundays include a “Sense of the Night” gourmet tasting) -One tequila tasting for two -Private margarita-making lesson with a take-home recipe and keepsake glasses -One 60-minute “Couples Massage” Round trip airport transfers Valid from June 1 through October 31, 2009 23% tax and service charge not included.www.mexicoboutiquehotels.comlast_img read more

Las Vegas – For the third consecutive year AAA ha

first_imgLas Vegas – For the third consecutive year, AAA has awarded SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand and Jol Robuchon the highly coveted Five Diamond Award, an accolade that recognizes these establishments among the world’s most elite hotels and restaurants.The AAA Five Diamond Award is a wonderful distinction for two of our most revered offerings, said MGM Grand President & COO Gamal Aziz. SKYLOFTS and Jol Robuchon are very special places, and this award reflects the unique, quality experiences they provide our guests.These prestigious honors follow a multi-year evolution that has redefined MGM Grand as the ultimate Las Vegas experience. SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand, one of only five Las Vegas hotels to earn this honor, debuted in January 2005 as a rare and private sanctuary of 51 two-story accommodations with expansive views of the Las Vegas skyline. SKYLOFTS provides the quintessential Loft environment and the height of personalized attention including Dream, Spa and Music Butlers, 24-hour concierge service, luggage packing and unpacking services and pre-engraved stationery.Culinary history was made in Las Vegas when legendary Chef Jol Robuchon opened his first fine dining restaurant in the United States at MGM Grand in September 2005. Named Chef of the Century along with scores of other accolades and honors, Chef Jol Robuchon presents unparalleled cuisine in a stunning setting. In a city that has become known as a world-class dining destination, Jol Robuchon stands out among the best as one of only five AAA Five Diamond restaurant award winners.last_img read more

InterContinental Chicago 505 N Michigan Ave is

first_imgInterContinental Chicago (505 N. Michigan Ave.) is going green, converting the historic hotel into a sustainable use facility through major adjustments to the building and practices throughout every division. In order to maintain the luxurious elements of the establishment, no concessions on the standards of service and quality will be diminished by the process of installing eco-friendly upgrades. Hotel guests may expect the same service and elegant accommodations with an increased effort towards environmentally friendly practices.To start, the hotel has committed to purchasing “Green Sustainable Energy Credits” to supply 50% of its annual energy consumption, significantly reducing the carbon footprint of the facility ahead of the impact of the numerous other environmentally-focused initiatives. With plans to create a “Green Roof” during summer 2008 and attain LEED certification, the InterContinental Chicago is making a positive impact on the environment.GREEN AMENITIES: Hotel guests are unlikely to notice the in-room modifications, though their consciences will be clear with green upgrades permeating the plumbing, electric and laundry systems. Hotel rooms are outfitted with energy efficient light bulbs and automated motion detectors to conserve energy while rooms are unoccupied. Aerators installed in guest room sinks reduce water use by 50% and toilet “tummies” in all historic tower guest rooms reduce water utilized when flushing. In the bathrooms, coreless toilet paper rolls minimize cardboard waste. Public restrooms also make use of solar-powered faucets. Most significantly, plans exist to install solar thermal panels on the rooftop to heat hotel water, one of the greatest sources of hotel energy use.FOOD & BEVERAGE: Within the food and beverage program, efforts are being made to use non-disposable serving ware and cloth napkins, where possible, and are in the process of sourcing napkins made from recycled paper for use in the Lobby bar. The culinary team is reaching out to local purveyors to source organic meat and produce. Organic wine is also available at Eno, the hotel’s chic wine, cheese and chocolate lounge. Food scraps from the hotel are being donated to composting sites and local farms for environmental reuse.GREEN WEDDINGS & MEETINGS: The InterContinental Chicago turns white weddings to green with a specially designed eco-friendly catering plan. Guests may select from an array of organically-raised and locally-sourced hors d’oeuvres such as Ernst Farm-raised Chicken Brochettes with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce, Leslie Cooperband’s Creamy Goat’s Milk Cheese and Mick Klug Farm Fresh Blueberry Croustade and BLT Triangles from Organically grown Arugula and Green Acres Farm-produced Heirloom Tomatoes. Dinner options include greens from local farms, grass-fed Tallgrass beef, and breads from locally-based Red Hen Bakery. Certified organic wine, beer and spirits, as well as Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs, a sustainable wine, will accompany the event. Perhaps the most important element of the affair, the cake, will come from Chicago’s Bittersweet Bakery, constructed entirely from organic ingredients. Green Meetings include organic catering replete with organic coffee, Green Market fruit and organic pastries, as well as regionally produced Wisconsin and Michigan cheeses to enjoy during the day.Reservations are available by calling (312) 944-4100 or visiting www.chicago.intercontinental.comThe InterContinental Chicago is the only hotel with a front entrance on the prestigious Magnificent Mile, Chicago’s most desirable address. Originally built in 1929 as the Medinah Athletic Club, an exclusive luxury men’s club, the InterContinental is one of Chicago’s most elegant landmarks. The hotel features 792 recently refurbished guest rooms, including 73 lavishly decorated suites. The hotel’s historic, junior Olympic size pool is recognized as one of the best indoor pools in the U.S. and is included in Chicago’s architectural tours. Dining and entertainment options in the hotel include: Zest, a bistro featuring contemporary, American cuisine; the Lobby Bar featuring classic cocktails and Eno, the hotel’s upscale, approachable and lively lounge that offers an easily paired selection of wine, cheese and chocolate.last_img read more

Whats new on Netflix Canada CraveTV in February

first_imgWhat’s new on Netflix Canada, CraveTV in February A monthly look at what’s scheduled to be added to the catalogues of streaming services Netflix Canada and CraveTV:TOP PICKSThe final season of “Game of Thrones” is at least a year away, but newcomers to the series can start catching up on the epic drama with CraveTV. The first three seasons of the show — based on the books of George R. R. Martin — hit the streaming service on Feb. 16 while the rest of the episodes will be rolled out later this year. CraveTV will also start streaming all six seasons of HBO’s “Girls” on Feb. 9.One of the latest Netflix originals is “Altered Carbon,” a sci-fi series based on the 2002 cyberpunk noir novel by Richard K. Morgan. Starring “The Killing”‘s Joel Kinnaman, the series is set more than 300 years in the future where a person’s consciousness can be digitized and moved into another body. The show launches on Feb. 2. And on Feb. 7, a reboot of the lifestyles series “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” — later renamed “Queer Eye — launches with five new gurus more than a decade after it went off the air.Here are the lists of movies and TV shows expected in February. Release dates are subject to change.NETFLIXFeb. 142 GramsAbout TimeAmerican FableApollo 13Being John MalkovichBlue CrushChefDamnation (season 1)The Danish GirlDynasty (season 1; new episodes weekly)Friday Night Lights (movie)Ghost in the ShellHow the Beatles Changed the WorldHow to Be SingleIn Good CompanyJohn Mellencamp: Plain SpokenLiberated: The New Sexual RevolutionLimitlessLovesickThe MermaidMoonNightcrawlerThe Nutty ProfessorOculusPaint It BlackPowder (season 1)RayRiverdale (season 2; new episodes weekly)Rolling Stones: Crossfire HurricaneS.W.A.T.Secret in Their EyesSerie Noire (season 1)The Strange Name MovieTake Me Home TonightThe Theory of EverythingThe Transporter RefueledUnder Arrest (season 8)Z Nation (season 4)Feb. 2Altered Carbon (season 1)Coach Snoop (season 1)HomefrontKavin Jay: Everybody Calm Down!Luna Petunia: Return to Amazia (season 1)The Mindy Project (season 6)On Body and SoulFeb. 524: Legacy (season 1)Feb. 6Black Lightning (season 1; new episodes weekly)Fred Armisen: Standup For DrummersSharknado 5: Global SwarmingFeb. 7A Most Violent YearFun with Dick & JaneImposters (season 1)Midnight SpecialQueer Eye (season 1)Feb. 9BaywatchFate/Apocrypha (part 2)First KillMy Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: George ClooneyThe RitualSeeing AllredThe Trader (Sovdagari)When We First MetFeb. 12SAFEFeb. 13TrophyFeb. 14Greenhouse Academy (season 2)Love Per Square FootFeb. 152 GunsDeep Undercover Collection (collection 2)Django UnchainedThe Heart of ManThe IntouchablesMachine Gun PreacherRe:Mind (season 1)SnitchUnleashedThe Vatican TapesFeb. 16DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge (season 6)Everything Sucks! (season 1)First Team: Juventus FC (season 1)Irreplaceable YouFeb. 17Blood MoneyFeb. 18The Final YearThe Joel McHale Show with Joel McHaleFeb. 19DismissedFullmetal AlchemistMamaFeb. 20Bates Motel (season 5)The Frankenstein Chronicles (seasons 1-2)Feb. 21The BachelorsForgottenFeb. 23Marseille (season 2)MuteSeven Seconds (season 1)Ugly Delicious (season 1)Feb. 26Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeBegin AgainThe Heyday of the Insensitive BastardsPeople You May KnowThe Rift: Dark Side Of The MoonWinnieFeb. 27Derren Brown: The PushiZombie (season 4; new episodes weekly)Marlon Wayans: Woke-ishFeb. 28Big BearBurntPAW Patrol (season 4)CRAVETVFeb. 2The Beaverton (season 2, episode 12; new episodes weekly)Becoming Warren BuffetDeadly Women (season 5)Facing Evil With Candice Delong (season 2)Jeff Ross Roasts AmericaJeff Ross Roasts CopsJeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Live From The Brazos County JailThe Trade (episode 1; new episodes weekly)W5 (season 52, episode 13; new episodes weekly)Feb. 4Counterpart (season 1, episode 3; new episodes weekly)Feb. 5Star Trek: Discovery (season 1, episode 14; new episodes weekly)After Trek (season 1, episode 13; new episodes weekly)Feb. 7Cardinal (season 2, episode 6)The Launch: Director’s Cut (season 1, episode 5; new episodes weekly)Feb. 9A Is For Apple (season 2)Eddie Griffin: UndeniableFlour Power (season 1)Girls (seasons 1-6)The Latin Kitchen (season 1)The Royals (season 5)Urban Vegetarian (season 1)Feb. 10Eric Clapton: Life In 12 BarsFeb. 11Our Cartoon President (season 1, episodes 1 and 2; new episodes weekly)The Chi (season 1, episode 5; new episodes weekly)Feb. 16Fear Thy Neighbour (season 1)Game Of Thrones (seasons 1-3)Tanked (season 3)True Crime With Aphrodite Jones (season 3)U2: Live In London: The Director’s CutWord Is BondFeb. 23The 3rd Annual Howie Mandel Stand-up GalaAdnan Syed: Innocent Or GuiltyBlack Sails (season 1)The Young PopeYukon Men (seasons 2-3) In this image released by HBO, Emilia Clarke appears in a scene from “Game of Thrones. The final season of “Game of Thrones” is at least a year away, but newcomers to the series can start catching up on the epic drama with CraveTV. The first three seasons of the show — based on the books of George R. R. Martin — hit the streaming service on Feb. 16 while the rest of the episodes will be rolled out later this year. CraveTV will also start streaming all six seasons of HBO’s “Girls” on Feb. 9. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – AP via HBO center_img by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 30, 2018 8:57 am PDT Last Updated Jan 30, 2018 at 9:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

by The Associated Press Posted Mar 12 2018 6

first_img by The Associated Press Posted Mar 12, 2018 6:19 am PDT Last Updated Mar 12, 2018 at 6:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Artists with worldwide renown are donating work to sell at a Sotheby’s auction this year in order to raise funds for construction of the Studio Museum of Harlem’s new home.The New York Times reports artists such as Glenn Ligon, Rashid Johnson and Julie Mehretu will be donating work to the May auction. Museum Director Thelma Golden says the artists participating in the auction represent different aspects of the museum’s life.The Studio Museum is seeking to raise $175 million for a new building at its current location in Harlem, as well as for an endowment and reserve funds. New York City has contributed over $53 million to the project, and has an anticipated commitment of another $9 million over the next two years.___Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com NY auction to raise funds for Harlem museum’s new buildinglast_img read more

Rushs Geddy Lee and Northern Touch AllStars adde

first_imgRush’s Geddy Lee and Northern Touch All-Stars added to Juno Awards presenters Geddy Lee of the band Rush performs in concert at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Philadelphia. Geddy Lee will usher the Barenaked Ladies, and former bandmate Steven Page, into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame on Sunday’s Juno Awards broadcast. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Owen Sweeney, Invision TORONTO – Geddy Lee will usher the Barenaked Ladies, and former bandmate Steven Page, into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame on Sunday’s Juno Awards broadcast.The frontman of Rush, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside his band in the 1990s, is among a lineup of new presenters unveiled for Canada’s biggest celebration of music.Others include the Northern Touch All-Stars, the powerhouse group of Canadian rappers who recorded the 1998 hip-hop track “Northern Touch.” The Rascalz, Checkmate, Kardinal Offishall, Thrust and Choclair will hand out the rap album award, while recognizing the 20th anniversary of their song, which became a staple of MuchMusic during the era.The Juno Awards will be staged at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena and air live on CBC-TV, and stream worldwide on the CBC Music website.Performers include Jessie Reyez, Daniel Caesar, Arcade Fire and a tribute to Gord Downie performed by Dallas Green and Sarah Harmer.Follow @dfriend on Twitter.center_img by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 20, 2018 10:56 am PDT Last Updated Mar 20, 2018 at 11:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

by The Associated Press Posted Jun 13 2018 5

first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jun 13, 2018 5:04 am PDT Last Updated Jun 13, 2018 at 5:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Oprah to serve as godmother of new Holland America ship Oprah Winfrey will serve as godmother of a new Holland America ship called the Nieuw Statendam (pronounced new STAHT-un-dam).In a video recorded with her pal Gayle King, Winfrey recounted “sailing to Alaska last year” on a Holland America ship, adding that she is “setting sail again.”Winfrey will join a Jan. 30 three-day “Girls’ Getaway” on the cruise line’s new ship from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Passengers may attend one of three live “Conversations with Oprah” onboard. Other getaway events will be hosted by editorial staff from O, The Oprah Magazine, including King, the editor-at-large.Winfrey will also christen the vessel in a private ceremony at an undisclosed date. The ship is under construction in Italy.Holland America and O, The Oprah Magazine launched a partnership in 2017.___www.hollandamerica.comcenter_img FILE – In this Feb. 26, 2018 file photo, Oprah Winfrey arrives at the world premiere of “A Wrinkle in Time” in Los Angeles. Winfrey will serve as godmother of a new Holland America ship called the Nieuw Statendam. She will join a Jan. 30 three-day “Girls’ Getaway” on the cruise line’s new ship from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Passengers may attend one of three live “Conversations with Oprah” onboard. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) last_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A partial list of nominees for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:FILM:Drama: “Black Panther,” ”BlacKkKlansman,” ”Bohemian Rhapsody,” ”If Beale Street Could Talk,” ”A Star Is Born.”Comedy or Musical: “Crazy Rich Asians,” ”The Favourite,” ”Green Book,” ”Mary Poppins Returns,” ”Vice.”Animated: “Incredibles 2,” ”Isle of Dogs,” ”Mirai,” ”Ralph Breaks the Internet,” ”Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”Foreign language: “Capernaum,” ”Girl,” ”Never Look Away,” ”Roma,” ”Shoplifters”Actress, Drama: Glenn Close, “The Wife”; Lady Gaga, “A Star is Born”; Nicole Kidman, “Destroyer”; Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”; Rosamund Pike, “A Private War”Actor, Drama: Bradley Cooper, “A Star is Born”; Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”; Lucas Hedges, “Boy Erased”; Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”; John David Washington, “BlacKkKlansman”TELEVISION:Drama Series: “The Americans,” ”Bodyguard,” ”Homecoming,” ”Killing Eve,” ”Pose.”Comedy Series: “Barry,” ”The Good Place,” ”Kidding,” ”The Kominsky Method, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”Limited Series or Movie: “The Alienist,” ”The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” ”Escape at Dannemora,” ”Sharp Objects” and “A Very English Scandal.”Actress, Musical or Comedy: Kristen Bell “The Good Place”; Candice Bergen “Murphy Brown”; Alison Brie, “GLOW”; Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; Debra Messing, “Will & Grace.”Actor, Musical or Comedy: Sacha Baron Cohen, “Who Is America”; Jim Carrey “Kidding”; Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method”; Donald Glover “Atlanta”; Bill Hader “Barry.”The Associated Press Partial list of nominees for 76th Golden Globe Awardscenter_img by The Associated Press Posted Dec 6, 2018 6:11 am PDTlast_img read more

Review The Upside is a clicheridden exploitat

first_imgReview: ‘The Upside’ is a cliche-ridden, exploitative mess It’s said that January is one of the prime months that Hollywood chooses to dump its most embarrassing films and “The Upside” doesn’t exactly disprove that notion.Few films in memory have squandered so much acting talent in such a cliche-ridden, exploitative and dishonest way. It deserves its frozen grave.The film stars Kevin Hart as a lazy, skirt-chasing ex-con hoping to reconnect with his estranged wife and son. He accidentally gets a job taking care of an obscenely wealthy New York businessman who became a paraplegic while hang gliding, played by Bryan Cranston. (“You as rich as Jay-Z?” Hart’s character asks. “No, richer,” comes the reply.)You can virtually write the rest as “The Upside ” unspools. Will Hart’s street-wise Dell break his high-class boss out of his luxury Park Avenue apartment and teach him about the joys of corner-bought weed, street hot dogs and driving the older man’s fleet of Ferraris very fast? Oh, yes. Rich white dudes in these films always need loosening up.Will Cranston’s Phillip teach his young aide about the joys of opera, investing in start-ups, kumquats and abstract painting? You saw that coming, too, huh? Poor black guys in these films could always use some smartening up.The movie is based on a true story — and lifted from the 2011 French film “Les Intouchables” — but no one really worked on the shaky racial angle for an American audience, one that has seen elements of this in movies such as “Driving Miss Daisy” or “Trading Places” (that last one also has a pottery smashing scene).Hart often plays a version of the magical black man, a hurricane of truth who readjusts the stuffy white world. There are moments when race could have been addressed — “Your plantation is bananas,” Hart’s Dell tells Phillip, “but I’m nobody’s servant” — however it’s quickly dropped. There’s also a moment when the two men bond over both feeling mostly invisible to the larger society — one in a wheelchair, the other a minority in white America — but that peters out.There’s not enough drama and yet not enough laugh-out-loud moments. Hart shines in a scene in which he encounters a high-tech shower with a robot voice in German, but a later scene in which he cuts Cranston’s facial hair is marred by a Hitler joke. When you have hired consummate comedians in Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston, relying on a Hitler joke is a sign something has gone horribly wrong. (Another sign: This joke — “You are Verdi ugly.”)The film comes with its own heavy baggage, including that it was previously owned by The Weinstein Co., before it collapsed amid the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal. Reacquired, it is released as Hart deals with fallout over his previous homophobic tweets, not helped now by a performance in the film in which he balks at using the word “penis” and initially outright refuses to change his boss’ catheter because it means touching another man’s privates.Hart, a comic force, reveals his limits as a dramatic actor in his fish-out-of-water role, while Cranston shows only a few glimpses of his formidable skills, especially when he turns steely. Appearances by Nicole Kidman, Aja Naomi King and Julianna Margulies are welcome, understated — and completely wasted.Mostly the problem is that once the filmmakers — led by director Neil Burger — establish their odd couple pairing, they don’t know what to do with it. Dell needs money to repair his family and Phillip needs love after losing his wife. Jon Hartmere’s screenplay needs tension, so it’s artificially added when the rich dude starts lashing out at his staff and growing depressed after a bad blind date. The answer? Our heroes go hang gliding. Roll credits.Only one person really comes through this whole meandering mess unscathed: Aretha Franklin. The late Queen of Soul, it turns out, is the key that connects Dell and Phillip, particularly when it’s revealed that Franklin sang opera, too. Her music fills the soundtrack and that’s the only reason this film gets any points, the only upside, if you will. Better yet, skip this movie and just put on one of her CDs.“The Upside,” an STX Entertainment release, is rated PG-13 for “suggestive content and drug use.” Running time: 125 minutes. A half star out of four.___MPAA Definition of PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.___Online: https://www.stxentertainment.com___Mark Kennedy is at http://twitter.com/KennedyTwitsMark Kennedy, The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img by Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Posted Jan 7, 2019 4:23 pm PDTlast_img read more

Adam Levine center and Jesse Carmichael left o

first_img Adam Levine, center, and Jesse Carmichael, left, of the band Maroon 5 perform with Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard during “I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell” at The Forum, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Metallica, Miley Cyrus perform at Chris Cornell tribute LOS ANGELES — Many from Metallica and the Foo Fighters rocked on with electrifying performances as family members gave heartfelt speeches in memory of the late Chris Cornell.Cornell’s wife, Vickey, stepped onstage struggling to speak at first. But after gathering herself, she eventually thanked everyone for their support and spoke about her husband’s legacy at his tribute concert called “I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell” on Wednesday night at the Forum in Inglewood, California.Cornell died at age 52 in May 2017. His death was ruled a suicide.“Chris lives on, a music immortal whose passion for helping others is alive today ever,” said Vickey Cornell, who was brought on stage by actor Josh Brolin. The concert helped raise funds for the Chris and Vickey Cornell Foundation and the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation.Cornell was a leader of the grunge movement with Seattle-based Soundgarden, finding early success with them. But he also succeeded with other projects, including Audioslave, Temple of the Dog as well as solo albums.“This event showcases his contribution to music history across genres and generations,” she said. “We all know how music can change us. But Chris did something more extraordinary. He changed music. … That legacy and influence will last for generations to come.”Jimmy Kimmel hosted most of the five-hour tribute concert that took the sold-out crowd through Cornell’s career and catalogue, with performances by members of his former bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. The all-star lineup also included Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine, Brandi Carlile, Miguel, Chris Stapleton, Ryan Adams and Temple of the Dog.“We miss you, Chris,” said Cyrus, who performed “Two Drink Minimum” then later “Say Hello 2 Heaven,” a Temple of the Dog song that was written by Cornell. She wore a jacket bearing a picture of Cornell on it.“I’m honoured to be here tonight,” she said.Brad Pitt introduced Cornell’s daughter, Toni Cornell, who sang while Ziggy Marley played the guitar as they performed his father’s song “Redemption Song.” The singer’s other daughter Lily Cornell Silver said her father had a “beautiful gift” as a musician.“The most influential advice he gave me was that his success didn’t come from a desire to have success. It was born from a passion and a love for what he did,” she said.Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello said Cornell “wrestled with demons” but made some of the “greatest rock-and-roll music of all-time.”“He proved that he could mix monster rock, rifts with smart lyrics and punk-rock attitude,” he said. “We are saddened that he’s gone. But the memory of his unbridled rock power, his chiseled chest and outrageously perfect hair, and most of all, his music lives on forever.”After Foo Fighters did three renditions of Cornell’s songs, lead singer Dave Grohl stayed on stage for a solo and performed “Everlong.”“I woke up sad this morning,” he said. “With all this love, the one person who would appreciate this the most can’t be here tonight. So this song is for him.”___Online:chrisandvickycornellfoundation.orgwww.ebmrf.org___Follow AP Entertainment Writer Jonathan Landrum Jr. on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MrLandrum31Jonathan Landrum Jr., The Associated Press by Jonathan Landrum Jr., The Associated Press Posted Jan 17, 2019 6:14 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

by Victoria Ahearn The Canadian Press Posted

first_img by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 18, 2019 1:45 pm PDT William Baldwin says Justin Bieber, Hailey Baldwin planning ‘little’ wedding event AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Actor William Baldwin who stars in a new series called “Northern Rescue” poses for a photograph in Toronto on Friday, January 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette TORONTO — Actor William Baldwin has confirmed rumours that his niece, Hailey Baldwin, and Canadian pop star Justin Bieber are planning a wedding celebration for their recent nuptials.“They’re already married, but they’re having a little gathering,” Baldwin said Friday in an interview for his upcoming Ontario-shot family drama series “Northern Rescue,” which will launch March 1 on the CBC Gem streaming service in Canada.Asked if the gathering will be in Canada, he teased: “Possibly.”The 24-year-old Bieber and 22-year-old Baldwin, who is a model, got engaged last summer in the Bahamas.Reports swirled in subsequent months that they had already wed in a courthouse ceremony, and in November they appeared to confirm the rumours via Instagram.Bieber, who hails from Stratford, Ont., posted a photo of the two of them with the caption: “My wife is awesome.”Meanwhile Baldwin changed her Instagram username to “Hailey Bieber.”Various publications are reporting a wedding celebration will take place either Feb. 28 or on March 1, which is Bieber’s birthday.“They’ve been friends since she was a kid and they’ve known each other since Hailey was, like, 12,” said William Baldwin, who is the brother of Hailey’s dad, Stephen.“Stephen became friends with Justin’s mom and dad and they’ve gone to church together, they’ve gone bowling together. They’ve done all sorts of fun stuff together for years and then romantic-like candles started flickering a while ago. They’ve been on-and-off dating probably for several years.“They’re cute and they’re really an adorable couple together — madly in love.”Baldwin — whose other credits include the films “Flatliners,” “Backdraft” and “The Squid and the Whale” — has been married to singer Chynna Phillips, of the pop group Wilson Phillips, for more than two decades.He said he’s offered Hailey advice on “what it’s like to navigate the waters of being in a show-business relationship and making it last.”“I told Hailey, ‘Look, I’m 28 years (into a relationship) and still going strong and if you ever want to talk, my wife is a recording artist, she’s sold millions and millions of records and she has four or five or six Grammy nominations and No. 1 singles,’” Baldwin said. “Her first record had like five or six songs go in the top 10 and her parents are the Mamas and the Papas, she was raised in show business.“So we have a lot of stuff to draw from if they ever want us to share the wisdom of what it’s like to be in show business and be in love and get married and start a family.”“Northern Rescue” stars Baldwin as a Search and Rescue commander and father of three who moves the family to a small northern hometown after the death of his wife. The CBC and Netflix original production also stars Canadian actor Kathleen Robertson as the children’s aunt.Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

FILE In this Sept 11 2018 file photo Nicki Mi

first_img FILE – In this Sept. 11, 2018 file photo, Nicki Minaj attends the Oscar de la Renta show during Fashion Week in New York. Cardi B and Nicki Minaj will headline concerts at the 7th annual BET Experience at L.A. LIVE, held days before the 2019 BET Awards. BET announced Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 that concerts will be held June 20 through June 22 at the Staples Center. The 2019 BET Awards will take place June 23.(Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) by The Associated Press Posted Jan 30, 2019 7:03 am PDT Cardi B, Nicki Minaj to headline BET Experience concerts NEW YORK — Cardi B and Nicki Minaj will headline concerts at the 7th annual BET Experience at L.A. LIVE, held days before the 2019 BET Awards.BET announced Wednesday that concerts will be held June 20 through June 22 at the Staples Center. The 2019 BET Awards will take place June 23 in Los Angeles.Minaj, Lil Wayne, Tory Lanez, Trippie Redd and Bri Steves will perform on June 21. Cardi B, Migos, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby and City Girls will perform on June 22.V.I.P. tickets for the BET Experience go on sale Wednesday at 2 p.m. Eastern. General tickets go on sale Friday. More performers will be announced later.BET Experience will also include the BET Fan Fest at the Los Angeles Convention Center, featuring a celebrity basketball game, celebrity meet and greets, and seminars.The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

NEW ORLEANS — Essence Festivals 25th party with

first_img NEW ORLEANS — Essence Festival’s 25th “party with a purpose” has officially kicked off in New Orleans.Mayor Latoya Cantrell welcomed participants during a news conference Thursday at Ashe Cultural Center. She says over the past 25 years, the festival has generated nearly $4 billion in economic revenue for New Orleans and the state of Louisiana.Dennis Richelieu is chairman of Essence Ventures. Richelieu says the festival will now be known as the Essence Festival of Culture to “further embrace its evolution.”Earlier Thursday, a free 4th of July event at Armstrong Park launched the anniversary celebration. Several acts performed, including rappers MC Lyte and Common, Big Freedia, Stooges Brass Band, Drea Marie, Tonya Boyd Cannon and the Mardi Gras Indians.The festival’s free workshops open Friday in the convention centre.The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Jul 4, 2019 4:24 pm PDTcenter_img Essence Festival kicks off ‘party with a purpose’ on July 4last_img read more

In addition to helping prepare the meal Ali creat

first_imgIn addition to helping prepare the meal, Ali created a beautiful arrangementof fresh fruit and whipped cream for dessert. A good deal of prep goes into hosting the concert series. Luz Adriana preparedColumbian dishes with the help of her husband Victor (left), and Nadia Begin(right).[Photos and text by Jennifer Thornton] The Café is transformed by workshoppers and resident volunteers. May 21, 2001A performance by Nohema Fernandez kicked of this year’s concert series at theColly Soleri Music Center. Despite a little rain, it was a enjoyable night ofgood Latin food & music. [Photo by Jeff Kunzelman] center_img Luz Adriana (left) enjoys the fruits of her labor. Ivan Fritz minded the Pub which offered beer and wine to Café patrons.last_img

April 15 2008 This is the last chance to view

first_imgApril 15, 2008 This is the last chance to view the 2008 Art Collection of Arcosanti residents and alumni, which is displayed in the Arcosanti cafe until the end of the day tomorrow. This years collection included a beautiful canoe, handbuilt by alumnus David Hutchins [David also displayed ceramic art pieces]. [Photo & text: sa] Artists featured were: Sue Anaya – beadwork, Palma Burdick – painting, Nelson Delarosa – sculpture, Alfonso Elia – photography, David De Gomez – photography, graphics, sculpture, Ania Gorka – sketches, Cliff Hersted – sculpture, graphics, Will Holman – furniture, Amber Klatt – sketches, [photo] Cliff Hersted sculptures and photographs of local petroglyphs. [Photo & text: sa] also: Maggie Lamb – sketches, collage, Peter Lindgren – sketches, Jeolle McTeague – photography, graphics, Larry Meagher – ceramics, painting, Jeffrey Michael – painting, Adam Nordfors – painting, Katie Schroeder – jewelry, collage, Melissa Soluski – glass work, Erin Turner – quilting. [photo] David De Gomez photography. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

National plan aims to cut cancer type by 40 per cent

first_imgThe health ministry is planning to make Cyprus the first European country with an organised national programme for colon and rectal cancer to help reduce mortality rates by 40 per cent.“Because this particular type of cancer is caused by other benign conditions, polyps, which take a long time to develop into cancer, if they are detected and removed in time complete healing can be achieved,” Health Minister Giorgos Pamborides announced on Tuesday, marking European Awareness Month for Colon and Rectum cancer.He explained the procedure is very simple, saying it is “a simple test for non-visible blood in faeces which can save your life.”Based on scientific data an organised national programme should reduce the mortality rate by 40 per cent.Larnaca was selected as a starting point for carrying out voluntary screening tests in 2014, and until today, 2,639 samples were taken in four municipalities and 11 communities. Of these, 207 were positive.A colonoscopy, the removal of a polyp, was carried out in 133 cases where people had a precancerous condition and in three who already had cancer. “136 lives were saved,” the minister noted. The health ministry covers costs of the initial test, the first colonoscopy and the biopsy on any polyps found.In Cyprus there are about 365 new colorectal cancers every year, most of them in the age group between 50 to 69, thus this age group was targeted.The minister added the programme is also a model example of the state and the private sector, whereby the state purchases services from private gastroenterologists and colonoscopy is done in the private sector following strict EU directives and without delays and waiting lists.Concluding, Pamborides thanked the Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends Pasykaf for their support and work in the spread of information about colorectal cancer.Pasykaf has for years helped raise awareness by arranging for experts to inform people on colon cancer through various charity events organised by private individuals and organisations, called ‘Kafes tis agapis’ and through other events.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Tourist dies while swimming in sea updated

first_imgA post mortem carried out on Thursday morning revealed that asphyxiation due to drowning was the cause of death of the 64-year-old Russian tourist who died while swimming in the sea near Ayia Napa on Wednesday evening.The woman was found floating in the water at around 6pm and taken to a private clinic where she was pronounced dead an hour later.She arrived in Cyprus on May 14 and was due to stay until May 28.The post mortem at Larnaca general hospital was carried out by state pathologist Sophocles Sophocleous.You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Are Leading The Pack. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more