Israel will host the 52nd annual Israel Festival May 23-June 22 to showcase theater, music and dance by Israeli and international artists in Jerusalem. It is billed as Israel’s largest art and culture festival.
Performances will include a concert by Israeli songwriter Shlomi Shaban; a collaborative dance performance of Goldlandbergs, featuring the Emmanuel Gat Dance Company; Housen, a dance adaptation of House at the Hansen House in Jerusalem’s Talbiya neighborhood; a concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring performed by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra at the Henry Crown Concert Hall; the world premiere of a new dance piece by choreographer Rami Be’er entitled Undivided Void performed by the Kibbutz Dance Company; Dressed to Dance, a dance performance featuring flamenco costumes from Madrid; and an English-language performance of Hideki Noda’s The Bee at the Rebecca Crown Auditorium.
Enrique Iglesias will perform live at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana’s Fiillmore Ballroom on July 27, 2013, at 10 p.m. Guest staying at the All Inclusive Collection property will have the opportunity to see “the King of Latin Pop” perform his music, which has produced 60 million global record sales and five Billboard “Hot 100” singles. Tickets are currently on sale in three sections: gold ($90), diamond ($120) and platinum ($200).
“We’re beyond excited to have Enrique perform live at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana,” said Rafael Chapur, All Inclusive’s COO. “Along with a sensational live performance, luxurious amenities and energetic ambiance, guests will truly get the opportunity to party like rock stars.”
Don’t miss this one-time celebration of everythingRiverdance! ~
Few shows haveinspired and touched audiences the way Riverdance has.
A wonderfulcelebration of Irish music, song and dance, the phenomenon ofRiverdance draws on Irish traditions and combines the richness of themusic with the magic and sensuality of the dance. As part of Ireland’sexciting yearlong events of “The Gathering,” Brendan Vacations isoffering travelers access to a special weekend of Riverdance, July20-21, 2013. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of one ofIreland’s most cherished traditions! Not only will you get premiumtickets to see Riverdance: On Screen, a live gathering of Riverdancebands past and present, but for those with a basic competency in Irishdancing, a one-off opportunity to participate in an attempt to breakthe current record for the longest Riverdance line!
Select from one of Brendan’s sample itineraries below, from theirIndependent Vacations or contact Brendan Vacations to customize yourexperience! “Dance & Drive” Vacation Package Delight in the ultimate Irish experience! Start in Dublin, Ireland’sbustling capital city and enjoy sightseeing and Riverdance festivitiesbefore setting off to the quaint countryside and ending in Shannon!6-night Self-Drive Vacation from $902* per person. Your travel value includes: – Private airport arrival transfer -
Your choice of Dublin City Bike or Walking Tour – Riverdance Experience in Dublin (Complete details online here) – 2-nights at a 4-star Downtown Hotel in Dublin (several options) – 5-day Economy Hertz Rental Car with select inclusions – 1-night stay in Kilkenny or Waterford at a Bed and Breakfast “Gem” ofyour choice with breakfast – 2-nights in Killarney at the 4-star Arbutus or The Malton hotel – 1-night in Shannon at the Bed and Breakfast “Gem” of your choice withbreakfast – All accommodation taxes *Full terms and conditions apply, see below. Private Chauffeur Experience: Ireland & Riverdance Dreaming of Ireland?
There is no better way to experience the EmeraldIsle’s wondrous traditions than with a premium, private chauffeuredvacation. Begin in Dublin, enjoy Riverdance and set off on a journeythat will reveal Ireland’s most breathtaking sights and experiences.Best of all, it’s at your pace, with your driver and private car.7-nights from $4,733** per person, traveling July 19-26, 2013. Your travel value includes: -
Luxury private car and chauffeur throughout – Private airport arrival greeting/departure transfers by yourchauffeur – Riverdance Experience in Dublin (Complete details online here) – 3-nights at the 5-star Merrrion Hotel with daily breakfast in Dublin – 1-night at the 5-star Waterford Castle with breakfast in Glendalough – 2-nights at the 5-star Aghadoe Heights Hotel with breakfast inLakeside – Private excursions to Bru na Boinne with Newgrange or Knowth to visitthe Neolithic tombs; Powerscourt House and Gardens; Blarney Castle;Ring of Kerry; the Foynes Flying Boat Museum and a tasting oftraditional “Irish Coffee” – 1-night at the majestic 5-star Dromoland Castle with breakfast – All accommodation taxes **Full terms and conditions apply, see below. Add Riverdance to an Ireland Independent Vacation or any CustomizedVacation!
Interested in creating your own Irish travel experience? Simply contactyour travel professional or Brendan Vacations specialist and ask to addthe 2013 Riverdance – The Gathering experience for only $69 per personto any Customized Vacation or either our Dublin & Killarney, or Dublin& Belfast Independent Vacation itineraries – a great value!
For complete details, please click here. To book, call your travelprofessional at 800.421.8446 or request a quote! Riverdance – The Gathering – What’s Included… Each vacation package above includes a seat to the following highlightevents and are included in your price: 1. Seated tickets for Riverdance: On Screen at Merrion Square – July20th 2. Reserved priority viewing area for Riverdance – The Record BreakingAttempt – July 21st. Retail Value: $25 per person. 3. Riverdance at the Gaiety special Gathering performances July 20 or21st (matinee and evening performances). Retail Value: $70 per person. Full terms and conditions apply, see below.
Travelers can also choose to purchase The Gathering – Riverdanceexperience tickets at a cost of $69 per person by calling BrendanVacations. Must be purchased by June 6, 2013. Terms and Conditions “Dance & Drive” package: *From price is per person. Land only, subject to change and is based ondouble occupancy. Pricing for triple and quad accommodations vary.Single supplement available at additional cost.
Travel package must bebooked by June 6, 2013 for travel In July 2013 with a stay in Dublinover the July 20-21, 2013 weekend. Additional terms and conditionsapply. Complete terms and conditions at BrendanVacations.com. CST#2084503-20. Private Chauffeur Experience: Ireland & Riverdance package: **From price is per person. Land only, subject to change and is basedon double occupancy. Pricing for triple and quad accommodations vary.Single supplement available at additional cost. Travel package must bebooked by June 6, 2013 for travel In July 2013 with a stay in Dublinover the July 20-21, 2013 weekend. Additional terms and conditionsapply. Complete terms and conditions at BrendanVacations.com. CST#2084503-20. About Brendan Vacations Brendan Vacations, the Ireland Specialist, is a leading US touroperator offering a wide selection of Guided, Customized, Independent,Boutique and Group travel options. Established in 1969, its portfolioincludes thousands of hotels and unique accommodations, as well asuniquely-inspired customized travel options in Ireland and immersivevacation experiences in the UK, Europe, Eastern Europe & the Balkans,Russia, Africa, Asia Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Mexico, Southand Central America. With high quality products, friendly service andcompetitive pricing, Brendan Vacations offers memorable experiences forevery client. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company is a respected brand of TheTravel Corporation. Brendan has made Ireland its second home for over40 years, and a Dublin office contracts product and manages inboundtraffic for cruise lines, incentive houses, meeting planners and touroperators.
Brendan Vacations is a founding member of USTOA and otherprofessional affiliations include ASTA, PATA, OSSN and NTA. About TreadRight TreadRight is a not-for-profit foundation established by The TravelCorporation to encourage sustainable tourism within our own family ofbrands, and in the places we visit. To date, TreadRight has donatedmore than USD 1.5 million to sustainable tourism projects worldwide,and encourages industry best practice by annually supporting the WorldTravel & Tourism Council’s Tourism for Tomorrow awards. To learn moreabout the many projects TreadRight is funding please visit us attreadright.org.
Grapevine, Texas, has announced its 29th Annual Main Street Days, which will take place May 17, 18 and 19. The family festival will feature samplings of local and international wines and local craft beer, as well as food by local restaurants, five stages of live music, a carnival midway, and a grilling competition.
The new KidCave stage features activities like a family-friendly game show, a Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium touch pool, a Legoland Discovery Center Junior Builder competition, and a DairyMax dairy educational experience. And Roma’s Pizza Toss Academy teaches children ages 10 and under how to toss dough.
Several retail vendors will offer crafts and other merchandise for sale. In addition, all shops, art galleries, restaurants, winery tasting rooms and jewelry stores located along Main Street will be open throughout the festival.
Sandals Resorts will offer two online “Virtual WeddingMoons Parties” for the clients of travel agencies in April. The Web events will feature key tips and information on ensuring the newlyweds receive a customized product and experience when booking a
Hosted by Marsha-Ann Brown, Sandals’ director of romance, the parties will be held on April 8 and April 15 at 6:30 p.m. EST.
Agents can register clients to participate by logging into theSandals Resorts travel agent portal, signing up to create an e-brochure, and composing a personalized Virtual WeddingMoons Party client invitation. Travel agents can enable clients to RSVP directly at the Sandals website.
In addition, travel agents who book new Sandals wedding packages within 14 days following the online events can earn their clients up to $250 at the resort’s Red Lane spa credits. The credits are available for bookings of six nights or longer at any Sandals Resort or Beaches Resort. New wedding bookings of four or five nights can receive a $150 Red Lane spa credit at select resorts including Beaches Ocho Rios Resort & Golf Club; Sandals Whitehouse Village & Spa; Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island; Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas and Sandals La Toc Golf Resort & Spa in St. Lucia. The offer applies to travel in 2013 and 2014.
Experience Gatsby’s ‘American Dream’ -The John & Mable Ringling Museum Of Art, Sarasota County, FloridaApril 12, 2013 on 2:01 am | In Florida, Webbandstand | Comments Off
The much anticipated Great Gatsby, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, is finally hitting our screens on 17th May 2013. Baz Luhrmann’s adaption promises a beautiful and dark depiction of the roaring 1920s in America. Step back in time to the glamour and glitz of Gatsby’s decadent era at The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Ringling’s five-storey palatial Ca’ d’Zan Mansion, overlooking Sarasota Bay on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art is the jewel in Sarasota’s cultural heritage, created by John Ringling in the mid 1920s and set in a stunning 66 acre estate, reminiscent of Gatsby’s decadent residence. Ringling was a collector of fine art and the gallery boasts an eclectic collection of masterpieces by Rubens, Titian, Van Dyck and El Greco as well as modern exhibitions.
In 1924 Ringling created his very own Venetian Gothic inspired Ca’ d’Zan Mansion in the grounds, described as ‘the last of the Gilded Age Mansions’ to be built in America. After a then $1.5 million restoration, its doors are now open to the public who can explore 56 incredible rooms filled with art and original furnishings.
Like Jay Gatsby, the Ringling family were known for hosting a party to remember and their Ca’ d’Zan Mansion was definitely the place ‘to be seen’. Great Gatsby enthusiasts can be shown around the exquisite West Ballroom, outfitted with large-planked floors of Asian teak and gilded antique furniture from England and even sneak a peak in John Ringling’s private bathroom, with an enticing six-foot bathtub carved from a single stone of marble.
A dramatic staircase winds up to the fifth story boasting the dramatic open-air belvedere tower. This striking observation deck offers panoramic views of the property and sparkling waters of Sarasota Bay. If visitors are lucky they may even catch a glimpse of dolphins frolicking in the Bay, one thing that Gatsby’s mansion lacked in New York suburbia!
Last but not least, Ringling was not only a collector of fine arts, but a circus aficionado and founder (with his brothers) of the famous Ringling Circus in 1884. His circus legacy is honoured and remembered at The Ringling Museum of the American Circus. Established in 1948, The Circus Museum celebrates the extravagance of ‘The American Dream’, the history of the American Circus, and its unique relationship with Sarasota. Guests can peruse rare handbills, posters and art prints, elaborate costumes, performing props, as well as a selection of the original circus equipment.
For more information on The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art please visit http://www.ringling.org/
For seven nights of decadent living visitors can stay at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota from £1,625 per person, based on two adults sharing on a room-only basis. This package includes return flights with United from London to Tampa departing in June 2013 and economy car hire. For more information or to book visit www.americaasyoulikeit.com or call 020 8742 8299.
For further information on VISIT SARASOTA COUNTY:
Sarasota County is located on the West Coast of Florida, 45 minutes from Tampa and just one and half hours drive from Orlando. The area has beautiful, white sand beaches, wildlife and a string of unspoilt natural islands, comprising what many refer to as ‘hidden Florida’.
The most inclusive luxury cruise line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, has announced news of an exclusive ‘Verona Opera & Cruise’ experience this summer featuring a stunning operatic performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida at the world-famous Arena di Verona in Italy.
As Verona’s internationally acclaimed Roman amphitheatre prepares to celebrate its Centennial year, Regent has reserved prestigious Gold Tickets providing discerning travellers with the opportunity of a lifetime to experience Verdi’s lyrical work within this unforgettable setting. The 12-night ‘Verona Opera & Cruise’ experience is complimented with a luxurious 2-night pre-cruise stay at the legendary Due Torri Hotel, Verona’s most renowned palatial 5-star hotel prior to joining Seven Seas Mariner for an all-inclusive 10-night sailing from Venice to Athens.
This unique experience comprises:
Return flights from London
2-night stay at the Due Torri Hotel, Verona (B&B basis)
Gold Tickets for Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘Aida’ at the Arena di Verona
2-hour guided walking tour of Verona
Transfers (from airport to hotel, hotel to ship, ship to airport)
10-night all-inclusive cruise aboard Seven Seas Mariner® from Venice to Athens with all Regent’s usual inclusions onboard (unlimited free excursions, all fine dining including speciality restaurants, all beverages and gratuities).
The 12-night Verona Opera & Cruise package departs the UK on 26 June 2013. Fares start from £3,895 per person (based on 2 people sharing an H category suite) subject to availability. To book or for more information, call Reservations on 02380 682280, contact your local cruise specialist or visit www.rssc.com
The Pan-Pacific Festival returns to Oahu from June 7-9, 2013, celebrating the rich and storied history of Japanese visitors to the Hawaiian Islands and bringing a weekend of fun and educational events for the entire family to enjoy. The festival begins with the Pan-Pacific Hoolaulea (festival), followed by the Performing Arts Showcase and Hula Festival. The weekend culminates with a grand finale, the Pan-Pacific Parade through Kalakaua Avenue in world famous Waikiki. Every year, hundreds participate in the vibrant parade. For more information, visit Pan-Pacific-Festival.com
Incline Village, Nevada (March XX, 2013) – Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino and Lone Eagle Grille announce the fourth annual Wine on the Water charity event; a food and wine festival on the shores of Lake Tahoe, Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 1-5 p.m. Featuring over 25 celebrated wineries and more than a dozen local restaurants, the annual event will include exclusive tastings of some of the region’s best food and wine, live music, and silent auction. Set against a spectacular backdrop on the Cottage Green beside Hyatt’s private beach, 100% of all proceeds generated from ticket sales and silent auction sales at the event will be donated directly to the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. Since the inception of Wine on the Water in 2010, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe has raised more than $91,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe.
From 1 – 5 p.m., guests will have a chance to sample the finest labels and
vintages from acclaimed Northern California wineries. Recognized by Wine Spectator
magazine with the Award of Excellence for its outstanding wine program, Hyatt’s own
Lone Eagle Grille will feature a flavorful sampling of high sierra cuisine that has made it
one of the area’s most popular restaurants. Other top local and regional chefs from
favorite restaurants will provide signature bites. In addition to great wine and food,
Wine on the Water will also feature an extensive silent auction with items including
special wines, exotic resort retreats, dinners, and gift certificates. Live music
will be provided as guests mix and mingle.
Tickets to the event are $65 per person in advance, $75 at the door. All proceeds generated from ticket sales and silent auction sales will be donated directly to the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. Tickets can be purchased online at: http://tahoe.activitytickets.com/activity/60
Guests can also make it a weekend getaway and take advantage of Hyatt Regency Lake
Tahoe’s luxurious mountain accommodations including complete access to the resort’s
Year round heated lagoon style pool, StayFit fitness center, and dining at the award
winning Lone Eagle Grille, all while admiring the incomparable views of Lake Tahoe and
the Sierra Mountains.
For more information regarding Wine on the Water, contact Lone Eagle Grille at
775.886.6889 or visit www.loneeaglegrille.com
About Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort Spa and Casino
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino offers sweeping lake and mountain views from the 422 guestrooms, including suites and lakeside cottages. This lakeside resort captures the essence of classic Tahoe luxury in the magnificent 1920s grand lodge design style, incorporating roughhewn beams, rich leathers, and massive granite features throughout. In addition, the resort has a 20,000 square foot casino, spectacular lakeside dining, workout facilities and the 20,000 square foot Stillwater Spa & Salon, the largest and most indulgent spa facility at the Lake. Situated on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino is located at County Club Drive at Lakeshore in Incline Village, NV. Condé Nast Traveler’s readers’ poll named Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino one of the Top 50 Ski Resorts in North America for the past six consecutive years.
The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino is located at 111 County Club Drive in the beautiful neighborhood of Incline Village. The hotel can be reached by phone at (775) 832-1234 or toll free at 1-800-633-7313. Fax: (775) 831-7508. The Hyatt Lake Tahoe Resort can be visited on the Web at http://laketahoe.hyatt.com
The Los Cabos Tourism Board, with support from the Mexico Tourism Board, will host the first Cabo Comedy Festival, October 2-6. The five-day event, which will use the slogan “Where the Land Ends And The Laughs Begin,” will feature some of the entertainment industry’s top stand-up headliners along with a best new comic competition comprised of opening act-level performers.
The festival will also include panel discussions on the business of comedy with writers, producers and cast members from some of television’s top comedies, celebrity golf and poker tournaments. The festival will culminate with an awards presentation and celebrity roast.
Performers are expected to include Heather McDonald, Niecy Nash, Jon Lovitz, Jeff Dye, Dana Eagle, Rick Najera, Paula Poundstone, Carol Leifer, Cathy Ladman, John Mendoza, Paul Provenza, Sherri Shepherd, Greg Hahn, Craig Shoemaker and Mark Eddie. Robert Townsend also will make his return to stand-up.
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