National and International News Socio-Cultural Reviews

Diversities exist in every nation's culture, society, and belief systems brought about by ever more rapid global travel, immigration, and mass media's various forms of communications; the more recent development of mass communication being the creation of the InterNet. The following are press releases ( primarily ), reviews and news reports whose focus is to represent the global picture of diversity.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Choral Arts 2012-2013 Season

The Choral Arts 2012-2013 Season begins by celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with two concerts dedicated to various musical styles from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Spain, and featuring six acclaimed guest artists.
Friday, October 05, 2012
Choral Arts opens the 2012-2013 Season with La Música Latina on October 21, 2012, 7:00 pm at GW Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC. Conductor and pianist Joseph Holt, a favorite Choral Arts guest artist, has planned an evening that fuses the musical and rhythmic styles of Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Spain, making it the ideal way to close the official celebrations of the National Hispanic Heritage Month. Read More

Choral Arts Hosts 32nd Anniversary Gala at the Kennedy Center, Washington's Signature Holiday Social Event of the Year
Monday, September 24, 2012
The Choral Arts Society of Washington announces George and Ashley Wilson will chair the 32nd Annual Holiday Concert & Gala, In the Moon of Wintertime. Ambassador Gary Doer of Canada to the United States will serve as honorary patron. With Maestro Scott Tucker conducting his first concert with Choral Arts and under Executive Director Debra L. Kraft and the Chair of the Board of Directors Barbara Rossotti, the gala will be held on Monday, December 17, 2012, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Read More

Choral Arts Society of Washington Prepares for Tour to Lyon, France
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
The Choral Arts Society of Washington travels to Lyon, France, to perform with the Orchestre National de Lyon and their Music Director Leonard Slatkin August 27-September 6. Read More

The Choral Arts Society of Washington Announces is 2012-2013 Season
Monday, July 16, 2012
For its 48th season – which introduces Artistic Director Scott Tucker – the Choral Arts Society moves in new directions with six concert programs at the Kennedy Center and other DC venues. During the early weeks of autumn, Maestro Tucker will be preparing the chorus for performances of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, considered one the composer’s most masterful achievements. Because of the technical demands placed on all the performing forces, the Missa is less frequently performed than other major works by Beethoven. The Choral Arts Chorus joins a stellar cast of soloists and the National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of NSO Music Director Christoph Eschenbach on November 1 and 3 for these concerts. Read More

Choral Arts Raises over $900,000 in Honor of Maestro Scribner
Friday, June 15, 2012
Choral Arts raises over $900,000 in honor of Maestro Scribner for artistic endeavors via the Legacy Campaign. The goal is to raise $1.2 million by August 31 as Scribner prepares to retire after 47 years as founder and artistic director. Read More

Choral Arts Pays Tribute to Norman Scribner’s Legacy
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The Choral Arts Society of Washington brings its 2011-2012 season to a close with a grand evening of music honoring its Founder and Artistic Director Norman Scribner on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at 7:30 p.m., at Washington National Cathedral. The program for “The Legacy Celebration” – a one-of-a-kind event this year – focuses on key moments in Scribner’s career and his extraordinary tenure at the helm of the organization that he created in 1965. Read More

Choral Arts Appoints Cornell’s Scott Tucker Artistic Director
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Board of Directors of The Choral Arts Society of Washington is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Tucker, current P.E. Browning Director of Choral Music at Cornell University, as its new artistic director, effective with the 2012-2013 season. Tucker was selected after a rigorous 12-month international search to replace retiring artistic director and founder Norman Scribner. The Board voted unanimously and enthusiastically to confirm Tucker’s appointment. Read More

Norman Scribner conducts Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
In the final concert of his 47-year career, retiring founder Norman Scribner conducts the Choral Arts Society of Washington and the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) in Johannes Brahms’ beloved favorite Ein Deutsches Requiem on April 22, 2012, at 4 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Presented in partnership with the Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS), the performance also features guest soloists, soprano Twyla Robinson and baritone Christòpheren Nomura. Read More

Choral Arts Society Founder Norman Scribner to Receive Humanitarian Award at His Final MLK Tribute Concert
Friday, January 06, 2012
The Choral Arts Society of Washington and the Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS) Men, Women and Children of the Gospel Choirs will again join together to present the 24th annual “Living the Dream…Singing the Dream” choral tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on January 22, 2012, at 7 p.m. This rich musical collaboration will commemorate the legacy of the great civil rights leader through music conducted by Norman Scribner, Stanley J. Thurston, and guest conductor/host Rev. Nolan Williams, Jr. The program includes a diverse selection of works, including classical music, gospel hymns and spirituals. Read More

Annual Family Christmas Concert Features Why the Chimes Rang
Thursday, December 01, 2011
The Choral Arts Society of Washington presents its annual beloved Family Christmas concert Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. This year’s performance of Why the Chimes Rang from internationally renowned playwright Mary Hall Surface and featuring guest conductor Joseph Holt offers a heart-warming tale of two children who learn what the Christmas spirit truly is with holiday music, audience sing-alongs, and appearances from Santa, Frosty and Rudolph. Read More

Monday, October 15, 2012

Nightclub & Bar Media Group announces the availability of the annual Top 100 operators survey

Nightclub & Bar Media Group announces the availability of the annual Top 100 operators survey , the first step in identifying the largest-volume nightclub, bar and lounge venues in the U.S. To create the 2013 Top 100 roster -- the nation’s only annual listing of high-volume nightlife venues -- Nightclub & Bar has once again teamed up with Technomic, Inc., a consulting and market research firm specializing in food, beverage and hospitality.
“We are really excited to kick-off the 2013 Top 100 program and shine a spotlight on the best of the best bars and clubs,” said Jon Taffer, president of Nightclub & Bar. “There are top-notch operators running highly successful clubs and bars across the country, and every year we identify and celebrate the most cutting-edge, exciting and well-run venues. The Top 100 list represents the best of the best – the bars and clubs that keep the crowds coming, the energy high and the dollars flowing – and 2013 promises to be another roster of stellar operations.”

The survey also yields important information about industry trends and performance, allowing nightlife operators to benchmark their venues. In addition to the survey results, Technomic utilizes secondary research in developing the Top 100 roster. The 2012 Top 100 roster included venues ranging from No. 1-ranked Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub in Las Vegas, which reported 2011 revenue in excess of a record-breaking $70 million, as well as operations in smaller markets including Kansas City, MO and Knoxville, TN.
“We encourage operators of nightclubs, bars and lounges of all sizes and in all markets to participate in the survey,” said Donna Hood Crecca, senior director, Technomic. “Not only might your venue rank among the nation’s top-volume clubs and bars – and you’ll get all the celebration and recognition that goes with that -- but you are also helping showcase the sheer size of this important industry. Plus, the survey results are a tool for all operators to understand the trends, and provide a way to measure your own operation’s performance and spot new opportunities to grow.”
The 2013 Top 100 will be published on and celebrated at the 2013 Nightclub & Bar Show, March 19-21 in Las Vegas. To see the 2012 Top 100 roster, click here. For more information about the 2013 Top 100 survey, click here.

About Nightclub & Bar
The Nightclub & Bar Media Group provides information and resources for owners and managers of bars, nightclubs, independent and chain restaurants, hotels, resorts, and casinos. Its leading content includes coverage relating to beverage training, staff and management issues, operations, responsible service, equipment and cutting-edge promotion and marketing practices, as well as in-depth analysis of on-premise drink, product and consumer trends. The group's e-newsletters are targeted to specific segments within the on-premise market. The Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show is the country's pre-eminent beverage bar and nightclub event attracting more than 34,000 buyers and sellers to meet, connect and discover new business.

About Technomic, Inc.
Technomic provides clients with the facts, insights and consulting support they need to enhance their business strategies, decisions and results. Its services include numerous publications and digital products, as well as proprietary studies and ongoing research on all aspects of the food industry.
Media Contacts:
Steven Wilson
B|W|R Public Relations (NY)
Ron Hofmann
B|W|R Public Relations (LA)


Marquee Press Release

World renowned nightlife impresarios and the force behind such New York and Las Vegas destinations as TAO and LAVO have once again change the nightlife landscape with the opening of Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Veteran operators Louis Abin, Jason Strauss, Marc Packer, Rich Wolf and Noah Tepperberg will debut the Las Vegas outpost of Marquee, a Manhattan nightlife fixture, as Las Vegas welcomed 2011.
“Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub will unite the very best of every great international city’s music scene into one spectacular and singular setting,” notes partner Louis Abin. “The club’s truly unique attributes serve as the ideal nightlife complement to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.”
Marquee intends to be the number one destination for the world’s premier music talent and has secured a number of top international acts and DJs to take center stage at the venue’s unveiling.
In conjunction with The Cosmopolitan resort’s grand opening, British sensation Florence + the Machine will kick off the pre-grand opening with an invitation-only event December 30 followed by a set from Tao/Lavo resident DJ Vice. Acclaimed global superstar DJ Erick Morillo will begin his residency with the club’s grand opening on New Year’s Eve, and, closing out the weekend’s all-star line-up will be American sensation Kaskade headlining the party on New Year’s Day.
This monumental 60,000 square-foot, David Rockwell-designed venue encompasses seven bars that transition patrons between three lavish rooms and variant musical experiences.
Drawing focus in the Main Room is a 40 foot LED DJ booth and projection stage which is surrounded by plush coliseum-style banquette seating and two dance floors. Overlooking the spectacular main floor is a lavish, Library style room offering an intimate lounge experience accentuated by a fireplace, a billiard table and vintage books whose contents delve into captivating Las Vegas history ranging from gambling to showgirls. In tribute to the tradition of classic mixology, the Library’s drink menu will emphasize specialty cocktails with a modern twist.
Venturing further into the venue, club-goers will encounter the lower level Boom Box Room, an intimate boite with strip views and separate DJ, with a state-of- the-art sound system.
Beyond the main nightclub space, Marquee will debut the Dayclub portion of the venue in early spring. The Dayclub will showcase eight cabanas with individual infinity pools and 10 three-story bungalow lofts complete with living quarters and an open air party-deck. The lavish adults-only outdoor facility will also feature inviting sun beds, a gaming area, two pools and daytime food menu from executive chef Ralph Scamardella, all fueled by world renowned DJ talent.
Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan is located at 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89109 and will be Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday starting at 10 p.m. For more information or reservations please call 702.333.9000.
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Media Contacts:
Maggie Feldman
Magnetic Public Relations for Marquee
Amy Rossetti / Alex Acuna
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Downtown Dubai Nightlife

Downtown Dubai Nightlife


You’ll find local and international music, trendy clubs and chic restaurants in The Dubai Mall, at various hotels and along the avenues and boulevards of Downtown.

The Address Downtown

This colourful Latin lounge with its lively outdoor terrace is a hip and trendy place to be seen. Tuck into exotic nibbles and signature cocktails
Lobby level Open 6:00pm to 2:30am every evening
Our striking sky lounge is definitely a destination venue if you are looking for an upscale experience, with stunning views of the city, in an art deco yet contemporary setting
63rd floor with access from the main lobby Open 6:00pm to 2:30am every evening

The Address Dubai Mall

The perfect choice for a pre-dinner drink or a relaxed nightcap, Amatista -the elegant bar and cigar lounge at The Address Dubai Mall offers world-class signature cocktails and beverages. The lounge’s softly lit space blends Arabic influence and modern design, creating a seductive and welcoming atmosphere. The exclusive cigar room’s premium selection of vintage Cuban and South American cigars will impress even the most seasoned cigar aficionados. 

Open weekdays: 5:00 pm – 1:00 am and weekends: 2:00 pm – 3:00 am
Enjoy our casual selection of grilled and baked delicacies while soaking up the sun at the fabulous poolside restaurant and terrace lounge located on the third floor of the hotel. Our hip outdoor venue features plush cabanas and lounge beds to relax and unwind while enjoying expansive views of the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Dubai. 

After the sun sets during winter evenings, Cabana attracts Dubai’s fashionable set with an alluring menu of exotic cocktails and international music from our resident DJ. 

Summer: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
 Winter: 9:00 am – 2:00 am

Al Manzil Hotel

Nezesaussi Grill & Bar
Dubai’s favourite sports grill and bar needs no introduction. Nezesaussi stands for New Zealand, South Africa and Australia (the Tri-Nations) and has been a favourite hang out for Dubai’s young and upwardly mobile set, owing to its exquisite food preparations as well as specialty beers and drinks.
The décor of Nezesaussi Grill & Bar is innovative and unique, with the spectacular rugby-ball shaped bar providing a magnificent centre-point where people can gather around to enjoy a meal and drink whilst watching the latest sporting event on the many TV screens in the bar.
Nezesaussi Grill & Bar is also family friendly and the ingenious menu, featuring a ‘kick-off’ (starter), a ‘half-time’ (main course) and a ‘full-time’ (dessert), is suitable for children as well as adults. With a fantastic friendly atmosphere, first-rate food and drinks and superb service, Nezesaussi Grill & Bar is a world-class establishment.
Open Sunday - Thursday 6pm - 2am, Friday and Saturday 12pm - 2am

The Palace – The Old Town

Adjacent to Thiptara is FAI, an Asian cocktail lounge. Meaning fire, FAI offers the perfect juxtaposition between fire and water, with torches lighting the area, which is surrounded by the Burj Dubai Lake. Serving signature in-house beverages and with its unique location overlooking the Dubai Fountain, FAI is fast becoming one of Downtown Dubai’s social hotspots. Interesting additions such as the menu, ‘shut the gate,’ serves as a game which two or more can enjoy. Also, a signature “Pinctada” beverage is available, which is developed as part of The Palace – The Old Town’s partnership with Pinctada. Guests who purchase the “Pinctada” beverage receive a voucher entitling them to a Pinctada South Sea Pearl pendant.
Ewaan Lounge
Guests can recline in comfortable seating outdoors at Ewaan Lounge listening to the soothing strains of lounge music and choose from a diverse array of Shisha options. Ewaan Lounge offers a large selection of mezzeh extending rich adornments through the poolside setting the décor and the mood, unmistakably Oriental. The setting is of vivid Arabia making of Ewaan Lounge the most perfect venue for a traditional Oriental experience, brought forth by its luxurious drapery and flamboyant accessories.

Jeff Bowman is Miami's consummate concierge

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Jeff Bowman is Miami's consummate concierge. The 41 year old founder of VIP South Beach transforms tourist clients into instant "insiders" for a nominal fee:"We are not living in the typical city," explains Bowman, who once modeled for Wilhelmina Models and owned a share of the now defunct Chili Pepper and Brant's Break nightclubs. "The scene is always changing, and its hard to stay up-to-date. You need to know where to stay, where to eat and where to party on which days of the week." Born in Baton Rouge and raised in Coral Gables, Bowman moved to Manhattan at age 20 and modeled between New York and
Europe until 1993. He spent the next seven years building his clubs into hotspots, making a strong network of community connections and directing "out of town friends and their friends and their friends" to Miami's A-list venues. Two years ago he, he chose to capitalize on his sought-after services with "Who wants to come to South Beach and stand in line for three hours until a doorman decides to pick you out of the crowd?" asks Bowman, who debuted a sister company,, last fall. "My Service is all about getting right in without any hassles, headaches or problems--- that's a real vacation."
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Who is DCClubbing

Who is DCClubbing

From a 2009 Press Release

Fans of DC clubs, the city’s nightlife scene and social media sites can find it all in the new version of It was launched recently by Panorama Productions, the leading nightlife promotions company in the Washington DC metropolitan region.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) Since September 24, 2009 — DC clubs, bars, lounges and other entertainment venues in DC are highlighted in a the version of that embraces social media sites like Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube.

Panorama Productions, which was created in 1995 by DC nightclub veteran Antonis Karagounis, uses an extensive marketing strategy to create a brand name that has become recognized and respected as the leader in event planning and promotions in the Washington metropolitan region.
Panorama Productions is now hosting five nights and six weekly events in various clubs and lounges. It has ownership stakes in major establishments such as Ultrabar nightclub, Lima restaurant and lounge, Glow at Club Fur and the upcoming Barcode restaurant and lounge.
The secret to its success is in the way it has adapted to the available marketing resources and the evolution of technology. With the launch of the new, Panorama Productions aims to combine social media like Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Youtube, blogs and digital streaming into one social nightlife network dedicated to DC clubs and nightlife and its many nightclubs, bars and lounges.
“We wanted to move away from the traditional, static websites,” said Mr. Karagounis. “Today, attention spans are shorter, so we wanted to capture people’s eye with digital content, and a constantly updated site that encourages feedback and community building. We have a very young and dynamic audience, so we wanted to create a nightlife information hub, that talks about our events, but also what’s happening in DC nightclubs in general.”, recognizing the rising popularity and influence of web social media, is a website dedicated to bringing the web 2.0 experience to DC nightlife promotions. The site aims to utilize social networking tools to provide visitors with a platform where they may be able to easily access information regarding DC nightlife events, DC clubs and nightclubs, bars and lounges, make inquiries, post information and network with others in the DC nightlife culture.
Other features of the site include the ability for users to read blogs regarding DC nightlife events and view live video feeds and pictures of events occurring in real time.
Social Networking sites reached skyrocketing popularity by following the mantra of “for the people, by the people.” Panorama itself already has over 20,000 Fans on its various event and club pages on Facebook. Following this principle, will introduce people to the ever-growing DC nightlife community and transmit information at a more rapid pace and in an easily accessible format.
For information regarding DC clubs, nightclubs, bars, lounges and upcoming events visit
Panorama Productions social media links are:
Panorama Productions operated and marketed venues/events:
Ultrabar nightclub:
Lima restaurant and lounge:
GLOW at Club FUR :
Barcode restaurant and lounge:
About Panorama Productions:
Panorama Productions, which specializes in hosting and promoting events throughout Washington DC, has helped to launch and establish many DC clubs and nightlife venues, such as Fur nightclub, Ibiza nightclub, Love nightclub, and has had a profound impact in the DC nightlife culture. It is now aiming to integrate social media sites to their site.

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Reservations Now Being Accepted For HQ Nightclub
REVEL BEACH, Atlantic City, N.J. (June 26, 2012)HQ Nightclub at Revel, a 40,000-square-foot venue with four distinct levels will open its doors to the public with a special preview weekend on Friday, July 6 at the beachfront destination in Atlantic City. On the heels of the recent announcement of their joint venture, Angel Management Group and EMM Group will provide an inside look of the highly-anticipated venue in advance of the club’s grand opening in September.
During the preview weekend, guests will be able to experience HQ Nightclub’s unique offerings including impeccable service, premium design, and a suspended performance stage area. The space also features a DJ booth, custom-created with its world-renowned resident DJs in mind, such as A-Trak, Calvin Harris, Cedric Gervais, Chromeo, Chuckie, Dada Life, Dirty South, EC Twins, Manufactured Superstars, Roger Sanchez, Rony Seikaly and many more.
Revel Nightlife will begin accepting reservations and guest list requests for HQ Nightclub’s main room beginning today on its newly launched website It will be open Friday through Sunday starting at 10 p.m. Guests must be 21 years of age or older. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Revel is a destination for uncommon recreation. The beachfront resort is smoke-free and features more than 1,800 rooms with sweeping ocean views. Designed to embrace its natural surroundings, Revel curates a collection of daylife and nightlife experiences crafted to bring the outside in and the inside out. Indoor and outdoor pools, gardens, lounges, and a 32,000-square-foot spa provide guests with a relaxing resort, while an outstanding collection of 14 restaurant concepts from award-wining chefs and restaurateurs, live entertainment featuring marquee acts and international artists, nightclubs, an oceanfront dayclub, a casino that feels like a theatre and a collection of boutiques in The Row tailor to each guest’s passions.
To start your Revel journey, visit To receive the latest updates on Revel, become a fan on Facebook at and follow @revelresorts on Twitter. Revel is located on the Boardwalk at Connecticut Avenue in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
About Angel Management Group
Angel Management Group (AMG) has built an unrivalled reputation as a premier entertainment and nightlife company led by an executive team combining over 100 years of experience. Founded in 1999, first as Angel Music Group before transforming into Angel Management Group in 2005, CEO Neil Moffitt is the brainchild behind internationally renowned music events such as Godskitchen and the GlobalGathering Music Festival, which is currently held in 13 countries around the world. It was responsible for producing the inaugural Bacardi B-Live events in Miami, NYC and LA, as well as partnering with Pepsi to create Pepsi Smash events including the likes of Gwen Stefani, Mariah Carey, Kanye West and Jay-Z. A pioneer in the industry, AMG specializes in venue operations, food and beverage management, marketing, promotions, festival and arena event production as well as brand licensing, sponsorship development, talent booking and music programming. In 2010, AMG acquired Pure Management Group in Las Vegas, which significantly expanded its portfolio to own, operate and manage over a dozen venues. Presently it handles a number of successful spaces including: WET REPUBLIC Ultra Pool at MGM Grand, PURE Nightclub at Caesars Palace, Aura Nightclub at Atlantis (Paradise Island, Bahamas) and Social House inside Crystals at CityCenter. In addition, it serves as the consultant company for MGM Hospitality's premier entertainment and nightlife experiences. A joint venture between AMG and Revel Entertainment was announced in October 2011, involving a long-term strategic alliance to create unprecedented and memorable resort destinations on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, which includes HQ Nightclub, HQ Beach Club, The Social and programming for Ovation Hall. AMG also fortified a partnership with Hakkasan Ltd., a London-based prestigious global restaurant brand, to deliver Hakkasan Restaurant and Nightclub Las Vegas to MGM Grand December 2012.
About EMM Group
Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum along with business entrepreneur Michael Hirtenstein founded EMM Group in 2006 and have since built it into one of New York’s most successful and multi-faceted hospitality management companies. Most recently, EMM Group has achieved recognition for the success of CATCH, a bi-level seafood restaurant in the Meatpacking District helmed by Top Chef season 3 winner Hung Huynh, and its rooftop counterpart lounge, CATCH Roof. As the company continues to expand, EMM Group has just announced a partnership with West-Coast power player Angel Management Group as exclusive Operators of the Nightlife venues at the new, 1,800 room, 2.4 billion dollar Revel Hotel in Atlantic City, as well as revealed plans to open a second CATCH and third outpost of celebrity trodden nightclub SL inside The James Royal Palm in South Beach in the Fall of 2012. Soon thereafter, EMM Group will return the focus to New York, opening doors to a 19,000 square-foot multi-concept venue at 199 Bowery in the Lower East Side. From 2006-2010, EMM Group opened properties including Tenjune, The Chandelier Room at the W Hoboken, SL and Abe & Arthur’s. In 2011 they added Hampton outpost SL East and two new restaurant venues: CATCH and Lexington Brass, a New-American bistro in the lobby level of a Hyatt in midtown. The EMM Group Estate, a privately owned property in Sag Harbor and Four Hundred, a members-only lifestyle management servicefurther round out the EMM Group portfolio.
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Media Contacts: Michelle Davidson/Jaime D'Attoma
Phone: 212.972.0277
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Jackie Oribello
Angel Management Group
Phone: 702.212.8804

Poreč with 7.5 Million Viewers



Poreč with 7.5 Million Viewers

When the Musikantenstadl show, a grand music and entertainment program on Austrian Television's ORF2 channel aired on Saturday, May 7th, a postcard from Poreč reached seven and a half million viewers in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, the number of viewers it is estimated that Musikantenstadl has in those countries. More
  • Poreč Welcomes the First Groups of Tourists

    2.5.2011 Poreč opened this year's tourist season and welcomed the first larger groups of tourists with festivities in mind during the Easter holiday. The days-longholiday festivities on Poreč's Freedom Square (Trg Slobode) were marked by Easter celebrations, music and breakfast for locals and guests More
  • Poreč – the most orderly city on the Adriatic

    10.9.2010 The Plavi Cvijet (Blue Flower) Prize is awarded by the Croatian Tourist Board to the most beautifully organised tourist municipalities and cities on the Adriatic coast. This year's winner in the category of cities with ten thousand or more inhabitants is Poreč. More

  • Baja Beach Club is celebrating its return

    After a 25 year summer vacation, the beach is back! Move over all you bogus imitators. The original Baja Beach Club is celebrating its return. It’s new, it’s fresh and opening in Boca Raton, Florida, Friday, October 5. Baja Boca combines the all-American beach party and over the top surf vibe with the seduction of a high energy nightclub. It’s more than just a dance club, it is every beach party you ever went to only amped up several notches. Mega dance hits from all eras and every party anthem known to man will keep you singing and dancing ‘til dawn. Yes, we’ll bring you back there, only with more friends and a lot more fun. Baja Beach Club is located at 7000 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, Florida and doors open at 10 PM on Friday, October 5, 2012.
    Baja Beach Club has taken a dose of the vintage surf shop, mixed it up with a speeding boatful of babes, and tossed in a touch of tiki to create something fresh and magical. Baja Boca is the ultimate social scene, infused with a beach bonfire atmosphere that is stoked by the people who work there. They know how to get a party started and ride it out to the end. Take it from old Mayor Vaughn of Amity Island: “You yell barracuda, everyone says ‘Huh?’…You yell shark, we’ve got a panic on our hands.” But don’t panic, it’s your beach! We dare you to take control and ride the wave of fun on the world’s first and only mechanical shark. Come and grab it by the horns (or fin) and post your pics on Instagram @bajaboca.
    At the heart of Baja Beach Club is a fun and unforgettable night. Come celebrate and ride the wave of the most successful dance club chain in the world – it’s a wave that we’ve been making for the last 25 years. We invented interactive nightclub entertainment and we want you to be a part of it. This is not your typical nightclub, so be prepared to come, have fun, be entertained and dance all night long.

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012











    During the 2012-2013 season, the Chamber Music Society presents

    Watch Live, an unprecedented array of chamber music events streamed live to computers and mobile devices. Viewers can enjoy a front row seat from anywhere in the world for lectures by leading educators and musicologists, master classes with renowned artists, and a multitude of already sold-out concerts ranging from traditional repertoire to contemporary works performed by 2012-2013 Season Artists of the Chamber Music Society and guests. Watch Live begins on October 3 with the first of Bruce Adolphe’s popular Inside Chamber Music lectures.

    2012-2013 Watch Live Schedule

    Five Late Night Rose concerts – programs begin at 9:00PM

    October 11: Mozart & Korngold

    November 8: Haydn, Copland, & Bartók

    January 17: Beethoven & Mozart

    March 14: Enescu & Dvořák May 16: Martinü & Beethoven Three New Music in the Kaplan Penthouse concerts – programs begins at 7:30PM October 18: Heinz Holliger, Georges Aperghis, & Karlheinz Stockhausen

    January 31: Joan Tower, James MacMillan, & Thomas Adès

    April 18: Brett Dean & Aaron Kernis

    Master Classes – 11:00AMOctober 17: Flutist Tara Helen O’Connor

    November 27: Pianist Jeremy Denk

    February 19: Violinist Jorja Fleezanis

    March 18: Jerusalem Quartet

    April 23: Clarinetist David Shifrin

    Three Britten Centennial concerts from the Rose Studio – concerts begin at 7:30PM Three programs in celebration of the centennial of Benjamin Britten juxtaposing the great English composer’s work in programs alongside selections by other composers for programs that provide perspective to his musical genius, performed by the Escher String Quartet.

    October 25: Purcell, Britten, Gesualdo, & Beethoven

    February 28: Britten, Bridge, Birtwistle, & Elgar

    May 2: Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Ullmann, & Britten

    Bruce Adolphe’s popular Inside Chamber Music lectures (four in October and four in February), focused on repertoire featured during the 2012-2013 season – lectures begin at 6:30PM Bruce Adolphe’s long-running Inside Chamber Music lectures are beloved by regulars and praised by first-timers for their depth, accessibility, and illuminating insights. The fall series,

    Major Minor Works, explores the special hold the minor mode has on listeners in an exploration of four significant works in minor keys. Dates: October 3, 10, 17, and 24.

    The winter series,
    Grand Thoughts on a Small Scale, presents an in-depth listening and discussion of a wide variety of music for violin and piano. Bruce will explore how this combination of instruments can reveal a composer’s most profound musical thinking in concentrated form. Dates: February 6, 13, 20, and 27.

    Glenn Watkins’s lecture on Carlo Gesualdo
    In conjunction with a program on April 4 celebrating the 400

    th anniversary of the death of the notorious Italian composer Carlo Gesualdo, on April 3 at 6:30PM, acclaimed writer and musicologist Glenn Watkins, author of The Gesualdo Hex, will be featured in a fascinating discussion of the composer with Bruce Adolphe.

    Michael Parloff’s opening lecture on Shostakovich

    In conjunction with the Jerusalem Quartet’s performance of the Shostakovich quartet cycle, noted lecturer Michael Parloff will present five lectures on the composer and his quartets. The opening lecture on March 13 at 6:30PM, addressing Shostakovich’s life and works, will be streamed live.

    Young Ensembles Concert in the Rose Studio – a showcase for aspiring young musicians

    The Young Ensembles Program is one of several training programs offered by the Education Department of CMS. Middle and junior high school chamber ensembles, chosen by audition, receive professional coaching by Artists of the Chamber Music Society or guests. The program culminates in a performance in the Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio at Lincoln Center on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM.


    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    Academy Elects 2012 – 2013 Board Of Governors

    Academy Elects 2012 – 2013 Board Of Governors

    Beverly Hills, CA (July 17, 2012) – Six first-time governors have been elected to the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Dante Spinotti, representing the Cinematographers Branch; Lisa Cholodenko, Directors Branch; Dick Cook, Executives; John Knoll, Visual Effects; Scott Millan, Sound; and Bill Condon, Writers. In addition, seven incumbents were reelected and three other motion picture professionals will return to the Board after a time away.
    Returning to the Board after a hiatus are Michael Mann, Directors; Arthur Hamilton, Music; and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers. Mann previously served from 2000 to 2006. Hamilton most recently served from 2008 to 2011; he has served a total of 33 years. Kennedy was on the Board from 1994 to 1997 and again from 2002 to 2011.
    The reelected governors are Tom Hanks, Actors; Jim Bissell, Designers; Rob Epstein, Documentary; Mark Goldblatt, Film Editors; Leonard Engelman, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists; Rob Friedman, Public Relations; and Bill Kroyer, Short Films and Feature Animation.
    Fourteen of the Academy’s 15 branches are represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms. Terms are staggered so that each branch elects or reelects one governor each year. The Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch is represented by a single governor.
    At the end of 2011, Directors Branch governor Paul Mazursky stepped down from his seat on the Board. Lisa Cholodenko was elected to complete the two years remaining on Mr. Mazursky’s term and Michael Mann was elected to a new three-year term.
    Governors who were not up for reelection and who continue on the Board are Ed Begley, Jr. and Annette Bening, Actors Branch; John Bailey and Richard Crudo, Cinematographers; Rosemary Brandenburg and Jeffrey Kurland, Designers; Kathryn Bigelow, Directors; Michael Apted and Michael Moore, Documentary; Jim Gianopulos and Robert Rehme, Executives; Anne V. Coates and Michael Tronick, Film Editors; Charles Fox and David L. Newman, Music; Gale Anne Hurd and Hawk Koch, Producers; Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Marvin Levy, Public Relations; Jon Bloom and John Lasseter, Short Films and Feature Animation; Curt Behlmer and Don Hall, Sound; Craig Barron and Richard Edlund, Visual Effects; and Frank Pierson and Phil Robinson, Writers

    Atlanta Launches the 2012 – 2013 Cultural Experience Project

    Atlanta Launches the 2012 – 2013 Cultural Experience Project
    City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Introduces 3,000 8th Graders to the Fox Theatre
    Posted Date: 9/10/2012 11:30 AM
    Mayor’s Office of Communications
    55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303
    Sonji Jacobs, Director
    404-330-6558, office
    404-276-6866, cell
    Melissa Mullinax, Senior Communications Officer
    404-330-6756, office
    404-825-2430, cell

    News Release
    Atlanta Launches the Cultural Experience Project for the 2012-2013 School YearCity of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Introduces 3,000 8th Graders to the Fox Theatre
    ATLANTA – The Office of Cultural Affairs launched the 2012-13 Cultural Experience Project today at the Fox Theatre. 3,000 Atlanta Public School 8th grade students attended The King and I thanks to a generous donation of tickets from Theater of the Stars.

    The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs started the Cultural Experience Project to give every Atlanta Public School student, from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade, the opportunity to experience the city's premier arts and cultural venues. The vision is for every student in Atlanta Public Schools to have at least one onsite experience at an arts and cultural venue each year. The goal is for the students to have an education-enhancing encounter that directly ties to Georgia Learning Performance Standards and curriculum goals.

    “The city of Atlanta is proud to partner with such generous sponsors and our cultural partners in this venture. As it is often said, our community as a whole is strengthened through public-private collaborations, especially those initiated on behalf of our youth,” said Ceasar C. Mitchell, Atlanta City Council President.

    “The Cultural Experience Project model ensures that all APS students can access Atlanta’s cultural assets regardless of family finances, where they live, or what school they attend,” said City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Director Camille Russell Love. “We want every child to have opportunities at no cost to them. Even transportation is funded through a generous grant from Turner Broadcasting.”

    Other experiences this school year include Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker, The High Museum, The Atlanta Opera’s Carmen, and Georgia Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Admission costs are covered by sponsors including Zeist Foundation, Loridans Foundation, Kendeda Fund, and the National Endowment for the Arts Shakespeare in American Communities program.

    "The Cultural Experience Project provides powerful educational experiences for all Atlanta Public School students and provides real-world connections for classroom learning while opening students’ hearts and minds to new intellectual and aesthetic horizons. Many students would never otherwise experience the rich cultural life of our city, and because of this program, new generation of citizens will grow up knowing how to take full advantage of the cultural, civic and artistic wealth here in Atlanta,” said Raymond Veon, Interim Director, Fine and Performing Arts Department, Teaching and Learning, Atlanta Public Schools.

    In its first seven years, the Cultural Experience Project has provided over 233,000 cultural experiences that enhance classroom learning to the district’s elementary, middle and high school students. The City of Atlanta envisions the opportunity for 100% of its students to experience the wealth of Atlanta's cultural venues as a part of a “best in class” education through Atlanta Public Schools.
    For more information about the City of Atlanta, please visit or watch City Channel 26. Follow the City of Atlanta on Facebook and Twitter @City_of_Atlanta. Follow Mayor Reed on Facebook and Twitter @Kasim Reed

    The Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (DPRCA) enhances the lives of City of Atlanta residents and visitors by offering programs, services and activities that encourage participation in recreational activities, leisure and cultural experiences. DPRCA has earned the distinction of being accredited by the National Recreation and Parks Association, the highest honor bestowed on a parks system, and sets it apart from thousands of other parks systems throughout the nation.

    Sunday, October 7, 2012

    2012-2013 Young Composers' Competition Winner Douglas Buchanan

    Press Releases

    2012-2013 Young Composers' Competition Winner Douglas Buchanan
    September 18, 2012 | By Pam Brant, Symphony in C
    VP of Marketing & PR
    Mr. Buchanan’s winning composition, Mallus, will open Symphony in C’s 60th season on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. at the Gordon Theater, Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts. The program begins with the Winner of the 17th Annual Young Composers’ Competition. Next on the program, renowned pianist Di Wu performs Rachmaninov’s passionate Second Piano Concerto. The program concludes with Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony, “Pathétique,” his final and reflective work.

    About Douglas Buchanan: Douglas Buchanan (b. 1984, Westfield, NY) was raised in Dallas, Texas where he studied piano, violin, bagpipes, and percussion. He began formal composition study with Peter Mowrey and Jack Gallagher at the College of Wooster, where he earned his B.Mus. in Piano Performance, and currently studies with renowned composer Michael Hersch in the D.M.A. Composition Program at the Peabody Conservatory. He has also studied with Libby Larsen, Nicholas Maw, and Chen Yi, and has been commissioned by groups including the Annapolis Opera, the Peabody Opera, the Figaro Project, Rhymes with Opera, and mode iv, as well as world-renowned poet and Shostakovich collaborator Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Douglas has received numerous awards and grants for his compositions, including the Presser Award for his virtuosic piano cycle Colonnades, and his orchestral work Malleus was chosen to be read in the Young Composer Readings by Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Malleus received praise at its premiere with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra for being “filled with terrific orchestral color and weight, not to mention feeling” (Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun), and Douglas’ vocal works have been described as “spectacular…ethereally beautiful” (Baynard Woods, What Weekly), and capable of at once uniting “spectacle and depth” (Rob Deemer, Sequenza 21). He currently serves as Choirmaster and Organist at historic Old St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Baltimore, where he also teaches Music Theory and Musicology at the Peabody Conservatory, and Conducting, Composition and Music Theory at Towson University.

    Young Composers’ Competition Past Winners: 2011-2012: Roger Zare - Green Flash 2010-2011: Michael Gilbertson - Wingspan 2009-2010: Andrew McPherson – Interstate Holiday 2008-2009: Clint Needham - Radiant Nation 2007-08: Zhou Tian - The Palace of Nine Perfections 2006-07: Takuma Itoh - Concerto for Orchestra 2005-06: Michael Djupstrom - Prelude to a Forgotten Opera 2004-05: Martin Kennedy - Oranges 2003-04: John Kaefer - Mosaic 2002-03: Anthony Cheung - Serendipitous Scenes 2001-02: David Laganella - Lamentoso 2000-01: Dan Coleman - The Voice of the Rain 1999-2000: Carter Pann - Slalom 1998-99: Paul Yeon Lee - Silhouette 1997-98: Amy Scurria - Beyond All Walking 1996-97: Michael Karmon - And the Rhythm Is Just a Little Bit Off...

    Symphony in C, formerly The Haddonfield Symphony, is one of three professional training orchestras in the United States preparing musicians and conductors who are on the cusp of world-class careers through concert, educational outreach and professional development programs.

    Tickets are currently available and range in price from $23 - $50. Season Concert information follows in the information box. This program made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the William G. Rohrer Charitable Foundation. Symphony in C is a member of the South Jersey Cultural Alliance (SJCA).

    Symphony in C concerts are wheelchair accessible. Large print programs and brochures and assistive listening devices are available at all season concerts. For more information on Symphony in C go to our website at or call 856-963-6683.

    30 April UNESCO International Jazz Day to be hosted by Istanbul in 2013

    No: 227, 29 September 2012, Press Release Regarding 30 April UNESCO International Jazz Day to be hosted by Istanbul in 2013
    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), during the 36th General Conference in November 2011, proclaimed 30 April to be celebrated as “International Jazz Day”.

    Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, announced that Istanbul has been invited to host the activities of the Second International Jazz Day to be organized in 2013.

    We warmly welcome the fact that Istanbul, where the continents meet and which enjoys has a rich civilizational and cultural heritage, has been chosen as the venue of the Second International Jazz Day.

    On 30 April 2013, Istanbul, which has been hosting successfully for many years two of the most well-known jazz festivals in the world, will be the scene of an international event that will be memorable in terms of cultural diplomacy and promotion with the participation of jazz artists and persons who have contributed to the development of jazz from various countries.

    On the occasion of this important event, jazz music that has originated from the USA and become universal over the years will be celebrated for its contributions to the strengthening of dialogue and understanding among different cultures. The event will also convey from Istanbul to a global audience the message of freedom, peace and brotherhood. Furthermore, it will constitute a bridge between our universal values such as Ahmet Ertegün, Nesuhi Ertegün and Arif Mardin, who had contributed to the development of the jazz music, and future generations, by conveying the memories of those universal values to future generations.

    Saturday, October 6, 2012

    Subscription packages for the 2012-2013 season of the University Arts Series are on sale now. This season features 22 events and a wide array of internationally-touring and professional performances. Audiences will experience the spectacular sights and sounds of Blue Man Group, the incomparable voice of Martina McBride, the exciting acrobatics of Traces, the intricate choreography of Pilobolus and the hilarious family dysfunction of The Addams Family. This is just a selection of the many performances that are part of the University Arts Series this season.
    Subscription packages begin with five events and may be purchased in person at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and by phone at 304-293-SHOW (7469). Subscribers may create their own package from the 22 events offered.
    The Series line-up includes:
    Time for Three, Sept. 5—Zach De Pue (violin), Nick Kendall (violin) and Ranaan Meyer (double bass) comprise this self-proclaimed “garage band.” Classically trained at Philadelphia’s Curtis institute for music, the three bring a passion for improvisation, composition and arrangement to their stage performances. Time for Three (Tf3 for short) boasts a varied repertoire of music that includes classical, country-western, gypsy, jazz and the occasional hip-hop riff—all performed with astonishing technical acuity.
    American Idiot, Sept. 7—Based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum rock album, American Idiot boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. Direct from Broadway, this smash-hit musical tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for true meaning in a post-9/11 world leads them on the most exhilarating theatrical journey of the season.
    Blue Man Group, Oct. 5, Oct. 6—Blue Man Group is best known for its wildly popular theatrical shows which combine comedy, music and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. Intensely exciting and wildly outrageous, with no spoken language, Blue Man Group is perfect for people of all ages, languages and cultures.
    Jackson Browne, Oct. 15—Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most moving songs in popular music. He has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. Brown’s countless classic hits include “Doctor My Eyes,” “Rock Me on the Water,” “Jamaica Say You Will” and “Somebody’s Baby.” California’s quintessential singer/songwriter is sure to deliver a memorable night of music with this solo acoustic performance.
    Martina McBride, Oct. 20—Famous for her ballads and soprano range, Martina McBride’s career has reached breathtaking heights. The award-winning singer’s blend of pop and country has produced an endless array of hits, including “Wild Angels,” “Blessed,” “Wrong Again” and “I Love You.”
    Dionne Warwick, Nov. 9—A cornerstone of American pop music and culture, Grammy Award-winning Dionne Warwick has entertained audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Her endless list of hits includes “Say A Little Prayer,” “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again,” “Anyone Who Had A Heart,” “That’s What Friends Are For” and “What The World Needs Now.”
    A Chorus Line, Nov. 7—A Chorus Line is the Tony Award-winning story of 17 dancers auditioning for the chance of a lifetime. This is the musical for everyone who has ever had a dream. The audience will follow along on with every drop of sweat, every hour of training and every day of the dancers’ lives and be treated to “One” singular sensation!
    Jim Brickman, Dec. 11—The best-selling solo pianist of our time, Jim Brickman brings his “On a Winter’s Night” concert to the Creative Arts Center to celebrate the warmth and humor of the holiday season. Brickman’s performances strike the perfect balance between raw emotion, musical intimacy and audience interaction. This twice Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling songwriter has performed in 125 cities and is known for his collaborations with Kenny Loggins and Michael W. Smith.
    Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, Dec. 13—The holiday favorite that’s entertained audiences around the world for two decades returns to Morgantown in celebration of its 20th anniversary! Internationally renowned for its exquisite showmanship, lavish costumes and commitment to the rich tradition of Russian classical dance, this new production, performed to Tchaikovsky’s famous score, features a spectacular new number and a “growing” Christmas tree.
    West Side Story, Jan. 10—More than 50 years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it’s back and mesmerizing audiences once again as the National Tour of West Side Story comes to Morgantown. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere.”
    Pilobolus, Jan. 15—Pilobolus explores an alternative form of contemporary dance through one of the most popular and varied bodies of work in the history of dance. Pilobolus employs the human body as pure sculptural matter, incorporating dance, gymnastics, performance art and shadow play into their works. The company’s distinctive choreography and gravity-defying formations challenge the limits of the human body and leave audiences enthralled.
    Canadian Brass, Jan. 25—The internationally renowned Canadian Brass are masters of concert presentations with consummate imagination and musicianship. Audiences will enjoy brass standards as well as a wide-ranging repertoire of original arrangements created specifically for the group, including works of Renaissance and Baroque masters, classical pieces, marches, ragtime, Dixieland, big band, Broadway and popular standards.
    Traces, Feb. 13—Traces combines awe-inspiring acrobatics with infectious urban energy, this thrilling modern brand of circus is infused with the energy of street performance. The artists of Traces employ every trick in the book—from music, dance, and illustration to skateboarding, basketball, and high-risk acrobatics—to make a lasting impression. Traces is 90 minutes of heart-stopping acrobatics and unbridled energy that will leave audiences breathless and exhilarated!
    ABBA, The Concert, March 3—ABBA, the Concert, featuring Waterloo the band, was formed in 1996 and has become famous for its fantastic ABBA sound and its stunning ABBA-esque performance. This two-hour musical extravaganza follows ABBA’s phenomenal career from their Eurovision beginnings in 1974 to their sold-out performances at such notable venues as London’s Royal Albert Hall. Celebrate the world’s greatest pop band as you sing and dance to “Mamma Mia!,” “Dancing Queen,” “Waterloo” and more!
    Kodo, March 18—Kodo are masters of the ancient tradition of taiko drumming. Their “One Earth Tour 2012-2013” is a celebration of Japanese performance arts and a message of shared humanity, environmental awareness and peace. Kodo promises an evening of heart-pounding, bone-shaking percussion not to be missed!
    Elvis Lives, April 1—Elvis Lives is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis’ life. Featuring finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises’ worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, this production showcases each performer portraying Elvis in one of four eras: the 1950s, 1960s, his movie career and his concert years. This complete musical package features a live band, back-up singers and iconic imagery made available from the Graceland archives.
    Voca People, April 7—Voca People is the phenomenal vocal theater performance that has taken New York by surprise. This thrilling new musical adventure combines amazing vocal sounds and a cappella singing with the art of modern beat box which imitates the sounds of drums, trumpets, guitars, and other instruments and musical effects. Full of energy and bursting with fun, the entire family will be mesmerized by the Voca People versions of songs by Madonna, Queen and even Mozart!
    Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Cinderella, April 28—One of the most exciting ballet companies in the United States, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has built a legacy of excellence and innovation since its founding in 1969. Audience members of all ages will find “happily ever after” in this enchanting story of Cinderella. Featuring the stunning choreography of Septime Webre, this fairy tale classic will delight with lavish costumes, dazzling sets and Sergei Prokofiev’s magnificent score.
    Hair, May 1—The new Tony-winning production of Hair is an electric celebration on stage! This exuberant musical about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old. Hair features an extraordinary cast and unforgettable songs, including “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Good Morning, Starshine” and “Easy To Be Hard.”
    Dreamgirls, May 7—The sensational new production of Dreamgirls tells the story of an up-and-coming 1960s girl singing group and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. With music by Academy Award nominee Henry Krieger and book and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Tom Eyen, Dreamgirls features the unforgettable hits: “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” “One Night Only” and “Listen.”
    Don McLean, June 8—Don McLean is one of America’s most enduring singer-songwriters. He is best known for “American Pie” and “Vincent (Starry Starry Night).” Since first hitting the charts in 1971, McLean has amassed more than 40 gold and platinum records worldwide and was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 2004. This promises to be an unforgettable evening of music.
    The Addams Family, June 16—The Addams Family is a smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy will celebrate Father’s Day with every father’s worst nightmare. Wednesday Addams is bringing her first boyfriend home to meet the family (and he’s perfectly “normal”).
    Series subscription packages are on sale now at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices or by calling 304-293-SHOW (7469). All performances are held in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre of the WVU Creative Arts Center.
    Ticket prices vary by event. Discounts are based on the number of shows purchased. Series ticket prices include sales tax and/or box office fees. Packages begin with a minimum of five events. Current season subscribers must subscribe by July 31st to keep their seating priority from last season. Current subscribers will be receiving their season brochures in the coming week. Additional brochures are available at 304-293-SHOW and order forms may be downloaded from Individual tickets will go on sale August 15th at 10 a.m.
    The University Art Series is produced by WVU Arts & Entertainment. For tickets and subscription information, call 304-293-SHOW or visit us online at Follow us on Twitter at and Like us on Facebook at
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    International Specialized Swimming Pool Exhibition PISCINA MOSCOW 2013 will take place for the first time in Russia from 12 to 14 March 2013 in СEC "Expocentre"!

    PISCINA Exhibition, which takes place in Barcelona for 20 years (once every two years), is a significant event uniting the world's largest companies in manufacturing, equipping and operation of swimming pools and wellness. Gran Via exhibition Centre, where the event takes place, gathers every two years the leading representatives of the industry. In 2011 the exhibition was attended by over 300 manufacturers from 22 countries, 60% of which - foreign participants. The exhibition area was 41,000 square meters. During 4 days the exclusive expositions were presented by such famous companies as FLUIDRA ESPANA, KRIPSOL, FIBERPOOL INTERNACIONAL, ESPA 2025, SL, IPC TEAM EEIG, MAYTRONICS LTD., RENOLTI IBERICA, ROSA GRES, BOMBAS SACI, DESJOYAUX IBERICA, SMARTPOOL INC, HAYWARD POOL EUROPE, PAHLEN AB, CALSPAS and others. The exhibition has a high international status - more than 19,000 visitors come to acquire new business contacts and contracts (45% of visitors - businessmen from 127 countries, including France, Italy, UK, Sweden, Israel, Turkey, Russia, Germany, USA and Brazil).

    Mrs Isabel Piñol, Exhibition Manager, commented such impressive results: "The success is conditioned by the power, dynamism and enthusiasm of the market, which almost for two decades of growth was able to refocus its business, change the marketing strategy, focusing on the most current trends. Both participants and visitors think that the exhibition completely solves all the problems".

    PISCINA constantly looks for new ways of development. To increase its presence on the world stage, and taking into consideration the positive dynamics of development of Russian swimming pool market, Fira de Barcelona has decided to focus on the Russian market. According to Russian and foreign experts, Russian swimming pool market is continuing to grow. This is conditioned by the continuing growth of construction, increasing the welfare of the individual categories of the population, as well as the fact that the state is paying more attention to the development of physical culture and sports in the Russian Federation, the reason of which is 2013 Kazan Summer Universiade and the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Experts predict a steady increase in sales of swimming pools and related equipment according to optimistic estimates – at an average till 10% per year.

    As a Russian partner, the Spanish exhibition campaign Fira de Barcelona has chosen "Euroexpo» - the company with 20 years’ experience in the Russian exhibition market. "Euroexpo" is famous for 11 international specialized exhibitions, many of which are significant for a particular industry - an exhibition of air-conditioning systems, ventilation, heating, water supply, commercial and industrial refrigeration "Climate World". Communications in the terms of exhibition "CSTB" ,Tourist Exhibition TRAVELL / Leisure, the largest instrumental exhibition MITEX in Eastern Europe, etc. Creation of a strategic alliance of these companies is particularly important in the Russian market, which characterized by consolidation and integration. The successful partnership ensures the success of the exhibition project PISCINA MOSCOW!

    The world market leaders in the manufacturing, equipping and operation of swimming pools, saunas, SPA and water parks were invited to participate in the exhibition. Exhibition area will be more than 8000 square meters, pavilion № 1 of CEC "Expocentre".

    PISCINA MOSCOW Exhibition includes the following sections:


    The exhibition will become a unique business platform for effective communication of manufacturers, suppliers, distributors of swimming pools, saunas, SPA, saunas, water parks; ultimate professional and private consumers.

    The target audience of the project - architectural and design companies, construction and installation organizations, designers and builders of detached houses, sports and entertainment centers, investors in the construction of hotels and swimming pool equipment, consulting firms and end users.

    The event will be held simultaneously with other major projects - International Exhibition for air conditioning, ventilation, heating, water supply, industrial and commercial refrigeration "Climate World" and the International specialized exhibition of tools and equipment for gardens and parks GARDENTOOL.

    According to the organizers of PISCINA MOSCOW, the exhibition of such a level in Russia will finally unite the whole Water Industry Market. The presence of the world's leading manufacturers and developers at the exhibition will give the desired format to the area and will bring together industry experts.  
    See you at the PISCINA MOSCOW 2013 from 12 to 14 March in Expocentre at Krasnaya Presnya !

    Exhibition campaign «Euroexpo»   

    "Euroexpo" LLC is the largest organizer of exhibitions and conferences in Russia. The company was founded in 1992. The main activity of the company "Euroexpo" is an organization of 11 international specialized exhibitions in various ares. Among them – The Domestic Construction Materials (DCM), CLIMATE WORLD (Exhibition of climate equipment, ventilation, heating, commercial and industrial refrigeration); GARDENTOOL (exhibition of tools and equipment for gardens and parks); World. Information. Communications (International Exhibition of telecommunications equipment, control systems, information technology and communication services in the terms of exhibition "CSTB"); Barbecue Expo (exhibition of equipment and accessories for a barbecue, grill, barbecue), TRAVEL / Leisure (tourist Exhibition); MIBEXPO Russia (business tourism exhibition); LUXURY Leisure (exhibition of exclusive tourism); MITEX («The whole variety of tools"); PHARMACY (Pharmaceutical Exhibition); PISCINA MOSCOW (Swimming pool exhibition). "Euroexpo" is a member of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), a full member of Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs (RUEF), a member of ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association (International Congress and Convention Association). In 2010 the company became a full member of the World Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) in the category of "Organizer of exhibitions." The sign UFI tells about the high level of activities and is considered one of the highest achievements in the exhibition business.
    Exhibition campaign Fira de Barcelona.

    The company’s history dates back to the World Exhibitions in Barcelona in 1888 and 1929. Fira de Barcelona, ​​founded in 1932, has strategic importance for the Spanish and Catalan economy and is a platform for the commercial promotion of companies, the presentation of goods, services, projects, negotiating and signing contracts.

    The portfolio of Fira de Barcelona includes 76 exhibitions, from which 15 are the projects of world importance. They are attended by 30,000 companies, annually exhibitions are attended by three millions of visitors. Every year Fira de Barcelona puts more than 2.5 billion euros in the region’s economy. The total exhibition area - 405,000 square meters, is one of the largest exhibition areas in Europe.

    Internationalization - one of the priorities of Fira, its purpose - to provide with its presence at major international exhibitions, and thereby strengthen its position as one of the best European areas for major events.

    Fira de Barcelona has its representative offices in 36 countries.