SAN FRANCISCO – 7D Experience—the most advanced film attraction in the world and the first of its kind in North America—is bringing fear to The PIER this October with three Halloween-themed “DarkRides”.
Armed with only courage and a laser blaster, 20 thrill-seekers at a time face their fears and compete for the highest score in the state of the art digital theater with surround sound, 3D effects, full motion seats and the newest in interactive laser technology. Pick your poison: the undead have risen and are wreaking havoc in “Zombies”; an onslaught of aliens are overtaking your spaceship in “Alien Asteroid”; menacing ghouls are chasing you through a rotting old mineshaft in “Forbidden Mine”. These award-winning “DarkRides” will challenge your senses and your skills as you keep reminding yourself that it’s only a game…Or is it?
7D Experience is located on Level 1 at the Bay End of PIER 39, directly across from the San Francisco Carousel. For more information, visit 7dexperience.com.
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ABOUT PIER 39 From amazing views and a sea of sea lions to chowder bread bowls and California wines, your visit to San Francisco starts at PIER 39. Kick off your visit by exploring two levels of dining, entertainment, shopping and attractions, all surrounded by a 300-berth marina and unbeatable views of the city and the bay. Take it from the world famous sea lions: a visit to San Francisco starts at the PIER. For more information, visit www.pier39.com.
The iconic global entertainment company Blue Man Group and world-wide transportation company SuperShuttle International announced today a multi-faceted, multi-city marketing partnership. The joint venture will run through summer 2015.
“Blue Man Group and SuperShuttle first worked together for the opening of SuperShuttle’s service in Las Vegas. With the recent launch of SuperShuttle in Boston, another home to Blue Man, it seems like a prime opportunity to not only co-promote our brands, but more importantly, provide a high quality experience and service to our audience members,” said Pam Harris, Chief Marketing Officer at Blue Man Productions.
As part of the program, SuperShuttle will communicate Blue Man entertainment offers for Boston, Las Vegas, and New York City throughout the customer’s travel experience, including website, online booking system, email, and advertising on the blue vans. In tandem, Blue Man will feature a SuperShuttle discount offer for airport transportation through its website, email, ticketing channel, and in-venue placements. In addition, the brands will share in select campaigns, such as in-flight magazine advertising, boarding pass advertising, and social media.
“We hope our customers will have fun with the co-branding of these two innovative brands,” said Ken Testani, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Partnerships at SuperShuttle. We like to have fun and provide a spectacular service, and so does Blue Man Group. We think it will be a win-win for both of us.”
SuperShuttle International, based in Phoenix, is a division of Transdev On Demand, Inc. SuperShuttle serves over 40 airports, carrying more than eight million passengers a year. SuperShuttle also provides ExecuCar sedan service at all airports served by SuperShuttle, including some of the largest in the country: Los Angeles, New York, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. SuperShuttle is also available in Paris, France and Cancun and Los Cabos, Mexico. ExecuCar is available in over 70 airports.
Transdev is the leading provider of passenger ground transportation services on the North American continent, operating bus, rail, taxi, shuttle and para-transit systems in over 120 locations in the US and Canada. Transdev entered the North American market in 2001 and has quickly expanded to a national presence, with over 16,000 employees and annual revenues approaching $1 billion.
Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group is a multinational media and entertainment company with theatrical and digital media operations across three continents, permanent live performance installations in six cities, an ongoing theatrical tour of the USA and Canada, as well as a highly acclaimed show on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Epic.
The greens of summer are turning to orange and gold, and there’s no better place to be at this time of year than Lausanne, Switzerland’s breathtaking Olympic Capital on the shores of stunning Lake Geneva.
This Autumn Lausanne has events to tickle those taste buds (Gastronomia 9th – 12th November), tap those toes to (Metropop 6th – 8th November) and to get that heart racing (Lausanne Marathon 26th October). With so much on offer there is something for everyone from foodie lovers to cultural enthusiasts; Lausanne is a city of many talents.
Here are just a couple of highlights coming up in a region packed full of charm and character:
Lausanne Marathon – Get those legs goingalong the banks of Lake Geneva – what better location for a marathon could there be? Join in the fun and excitement on 26th October – or head to la place de Milan the day before, where a mini-marathon will take place for children from 5 to 14 years old. Be inspired to get active in the Olympic Capital and take a tour of the impressive Olympic Museum where interaction is encouraged and you can discover the history and magic behind the games.
JazzOnze+ Festival – Every Autumn Lausanne plays host to one of the largest and most popular Romand Jazz Festivals. This year the festival will run from28th October – 2nd November at Casino de Montbenon, the line-up for this fabulous festival includes jazz singer-songwriter Dee Dee Bridgewater, saxophonist Charles Lloyd, trumpeter Roy Hargrove and singer Elina Duni.
Metropop Festival – fans of French pop, electro and rock this festival on Lausanne’s Docks is for you. This year from 6th – 8th November Lausanne will be pulling the crowds in for their hip urban contemporary music festival. This year’s lineup includes The Orwells, Protoje, Gramatik and Jabberwocky.
Gastronomia – this outstanding trade and food fair for the hotel and restaurant industry celebrates and showcases excellence in restaurant and hotel cuisine. Running from 9th-12th November at Expo Beaulieu Lausanne, it includes demonstrations and competitions for professional chefs and their apprentices.
Music and sport, food and culture: as the days get crisper and the evenings longer, there’s plenty to see and do in one of Switzerland’s most enchanting settings.
NEW – Lausanne in action, with their interactive Lausanne City Tour Guide
Lausanne Tourism has produced two totally unique and interactive videos to showcase the many different facades of the Olympic Capital. This fun and interactive guide is one of a kind for the city and is aimed at showing people a side to Lausanne that they may not have thought about before. From Leisure to business their new promotional video leaves no stone in Lausanne unturned.
Phoenix Children’s Chorus Returns for a Special Performance
Vladimir Tkachenko as Nutcracker Prince Phoenix Children’s Chorus
“Bravura expertise,” Los Angeles Times
“Expansive, elegantly generous,” New York Times
“Sweet” Dallas Morning News
(Phoenix, AZ ~ Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is the holiday tradition for families in over 70 North American cities. Exclusive to the Great Russian Nutcracker is the Dove of Peace, with a 20ft wingspan and created by two dancers moving as one; Russian folk legends Father Christmas (Ded Moroz) and Snow Maiden (Snegurochka) who escort Masha and Nutcracker Prince to the Land of Peace and Harmony; life-sized Matrushka Dolls; and whimsical 10ft tall silk puppets. New in 2014 is an authentic Russian Christmas puppet play and Masha’s magical Toy Cabinet. Wearing intricately detailed costumes, many with shimmering Swarovski crystals, the award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet bring Tchaikovsky’s master score and the holiday season to life!
The tour returns to Comerica Theatre on Wednesday, December 17th at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale this Friday, September 12th at 10am at ticketmaster.com, www.comericatheatre.com and the box office. To charge by phone call 602-379-2888 and press 2. All acts, dates and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service and handling
Cuban reggaeton group Gente de Zona will perform on Saturday, November 22 at Sam’s Town Live! Founded by Alejandro Delgado in 2000, the group combines rhythm with forms of Cuban music for a youthful, reggae-tinged sound. Best known for their popular track “El Animal,” Gente de Zona has recorded with huge stars such as Enrique Iglesias and were nominated in 2014 for a Latin Grammy Award. The show is restricted to guests 18 and older.
Sam’s Town Live!
Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall
5111 Boulder Highway
Las Vegas, NV 89122
Doors open at 10 p.m. with the performance starting shortly after. General Admission tickets are available for $50 plus taxes and convenience fees and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702-284-7777 or visiting www.samstownlv.com . VIP tables can be reserved by calling 702-862-0485.
Magic Bus SF, the world’s first time-traveling bus tour, offers a multi-media experience that revisits the Summer of Love, the Haight-Ashbury and Chinatown. As the bus travels to historic points of interest, real footage is projected on retractable screens to create a multi-media experience. A combination package of Magic Bus SF and Alcatraz tour tickets is now available, allowing visitors to experience the famous histories of the “Rock” and San Francisco’s heart of rock n’ roll, as told by original voices and videos from the period. Adult tickets for Rock and Roll and Magic SF combo ticket are $80 per person and tours must be taken on separate days. For information, visit www.magicbussf.com or call 855-WOW-MAGIC (855-969-6244).
THE DYLATHON Patron: Hannah Ellis
A 36-HOUR NON-STOP READING OF THE WORKS OF DYLAN THOMAS TO CELEBRATE THE CENTENARY OF HIS BIRTH at SWANSEA GRAND THEATRE,
11am SUNDAY 26th OCTOBER – 11pm MONDAY 27th OCTOBER
STARS OF STAGE, SCREEN, POLITICS, SPORT, MEDIA AND THE ARTS JOIN SWANSEA SCHOOL CHILDREN, YOUTH and COMMUNITY GROUPS
in EPIC CLIMACTIC EVENT OF THE DYLAN THOMAS 100 FESTIVAL
in aid of
THE PRINCE’S FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN & THE ARTS
Supported by Dylan Thomas 100 Festival and City and County of Swansea.
GUEST OF HONOUR
Irish President Michael D Higgins
IAN McKELLEN, JONATHAN PRYCE, KATHERINE JENKINS, SIAN PHILLIPS JOIN HUNDREDS ON LIVE ON STAGE
The climactic event in the Dylan Thomas 100 Festival, The Dylathon is a 36 Hour live non-stop reading of the works of Dylan Thomas at Swansea Grand Theatre ending on the very hour of his birth 100 years before.
Readers live on stage include great stars of stage and screen (Ian McKellen, Sian Phillips, Jonathan Pryce); sports legends (JPR Williams, Eddie Butler, Ryan Jones); national treasures (Ruth Madoc, Katherine Jenkins, Nicholas Parsons); a strong Irish contingent to greet our guest of honour President Michael D Higgins (Dervla Kirwan and Frank Kelly); broadcasters (Robert Peston, Gethin Jones, Sian Lloyd); actors (Celyn Jones, Suzanne Packer, Charles Dale); musicians (Eggs Laid by Tigers, The Morriston Orpheus Choir); comedians (Jo Brand, Kevin Eldon); writers (Howard Brenton, Gillian Clarke); together with local school children, young people and community groups. The closing hour of the show will include The Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales reading Those Who Died in the Dawn Raid, Michael Sheen will join the party via live-link from New York and Hannah Ellis, Dylan Thomas 100 Patron and Thomas’ Granddaughter will read ‘Letter to Aeron’ – Dylan’s letter to his daughter Aeronwy, Hannah’s mother.
Olivier Award-winning stage director Michael Bogdanov will stage 36 hours of non-stop Dylan, creating twelve elegantly crafted 3 hour ‘chapters’ from the poems, short stories, letters, broadcasts (including Under Milk Wood) and film scripts plus some rare and unpublished materials. Fully devised and curated, with over 200 pieces of material read by literally hundreds of voices. The event is designed by multi-award winning Ed ‘Dr Who’ Thomas and literary consultant is the international Dylan Thomas expert Jeff Towns.
It will be a fitting tribute to Wales’ most potent cultural icon, an audacious centenary celebration in the city of his birth, his beloved Ugly, Lovely Swansea.
For the final chapter of the Dylathon ‘The Thin Night Darkens’, President Michael D Higgins, Dylan Thomas 100 stakeholders international dignitaries and guests will join the audience for the climactic minutes leading up to 11pm on Monday 27th. This final 3 Hour chapter will feature:
· Hannah Ellis (Dylan Thomas’ granddaughter and Dylathon patron) reading ‘Letter to Aeron’ – Dylan’s letter to his daughter Aeronwy, Hannah’s mother
· HRH The Prince of Wales’ (Dylan Thomas 100 Festival Royal Patron) recording of ‘Fern Hill’.
· The Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales reading ‘Those Who Died in the Dawn Raid’
· Ian McKellen reading ‘Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night’, from ‘Deaths and Entrances’
· Katherine Jenkins and Ian McKellen reading Rosie Probert and Captain Cat from Under Milk Woo.
· Jonathan Pryce reading ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’
· Sian Phillips reading Dylan’s 1st letter to Caitlin Macnamara, his future wife
· Ryan Jones – former Wales Rugby Captain and British Lion reading ‘A Letter to Vernon Watkins’, written November 13, 1937
· Gillian Clarke, Wales National Poet Laureate reading ‘Poem On His Birthday’ from ‘In Country Sleep’
· Michael Sheen – a live link from New York – reading ‘And Death Shall Have No Dominion’ from ’25 Poems’
· The Wales Theatre Company reading from ‘Under Milk Wood’.
· The Morriston Orpheus Choir singing The Reverend Ely Jenkins Sunset Poem from ‘Under Milk Wood’.
Dylan Thomas fans from throughout the world can buy tickets for this extraordinary celebration for the entire 36 hours, for 12 hours or for a 3 hour block. See www.dylathon100.com for programme descriptions and booking details. Press tickets available.
The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts will be the beneficiary charity of The Dylathon. Children & the Arts is the only national charity working to ensure that all children in the UK are inspired by the arts and to address social and economic barriers to participation. Working with Children & the Arts, The Dylathon will provide a dynamic programme of opportunities for Swansea school children to participate on stage at the event, reading materials Thomas wrote as a child. Funds raised from The Dylathon will enable disadvantaged children in South Wales to participate in high-quality arts activities.
The Dylathon is supported by City and County of Swansea and the Dylan Thomas 100 Festival.
Live on stage: Kevin Allen, Bill Bellamy , Di Botcher , Howard Brenton, Eddie Butler, Colin Charvis , Boyd Clack, Gillian Clarke, Tracey Curtis, Charles Dale, Kath Dimery, Kevin Eldon, Kate Fahy, Peter Finch, Trevor Fishlock, Phil George, Russell Gomer, Helen Griffin, Ian Griffiths, Geoff Hayden, Frank Hennessey, Katherine Jenkins, Kevin Johns, Celyn Jones, Kirsten Jones, Ryan Jones, Frank Kelly, Bob Kingdom, Dervla Kirwen, Tony Lewis, Sian Lloyd, Ruth Madoc, Ian McKellen, Jessica Lee Morgan, Liz Morgan, Sharon Morgan, Terry Mortimer, Richard Munday, Chris Needs, Roy Noble, Jamie Owen, Suzanne Packer, Nicholas Parsons, Robert Peston, Sian Phillips, Mal Pope, Jonathan Pryce, Robert Pugh, Ieuan Rhys, Shani Rhys James, Jonathon Roberts, Nia Roberts, Lisa Rogers, Michael Sheen, Dai Smith, Zoe Speas, Peter Stead, John Tregenna, JPR Williams, John Williams, Martyn Williams, Eggs Laid By Tigers, Morriston Orpheus Choir plus participants from, Swansea Little Theatre Bishop Gore School, Dylan Thomas Community College, Big Issue Vendors, Gower Gorseinon College Sir Harry Secombe Trust Youth Theatre and Blaenymaes Primary School
For further information please contact:
Sarah O’Brien: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07770 747171
Sally Homer: email@example.com / 07973 142127
For queries regarding the Irish Presidents attendance please contact:
Clare Brosnan, Press Officer, Embassy of Ireland on +44 (0)207 2012 522/ firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information on The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts please contact:
Marcus Stanton: email@example.com T: 07900 891287
*** TICKETS NOW ON SALE ***
11am SUNDAY 26th OCTOBER – 11pm MONDAY 27th OCTOBER
Swansea Grand Theatre,
Swansea SA1 3QJ
Box Office: 01792 475715 swanseagrand.co.uk or book at www.dylathon100.com
Tickets available for the whole 36 hours, 12 hours or 3 hour sessions.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 26th
11am – 2pm TO BEGIN AT THE BEGINNING
2pm – 5pm UP TO NO GOOD
5pm – 8pm HOT FROG, CYANIDE AND BAT-SPIT
8pm – 11pm TOO LATE COCK, TOO LATE
MONDAY OCTOBER 27th
11pm – 2am DROWNED ASLEEP
2am – 5am FLYING LIKE BLACK FLOUR
5am – 8am THE DARKEST BEFORE DAWN
8am – 11am SEAWEED AND BREAKFAST
11am – 2pm THE MORNING IS ALL SINGING
2pm – 5pm PARLEZ VOUS JIG JIG
5pm – 8pm OFF TO GOMORRAH
8pm – 11pm THE THIN NIGHT DARKENS
Styx, Smokey Robinson, Rascal Flatts and Journey are among the stars performing live aboard Carnival Cruise Lines ships in 2015. The line announced the partial list of acts for the spring’s Carnival LIVE Concert series. The line-up for the second half of 2015 will be announced early next year.
Carnival LIVE, which kicked off earlier this year, books big-name acts to perform in the main theaters of cruise ships, intimate venues with 9900 to 1,300 seats.
“This program has struck a chord with consistently sold-out shows and a tremendous response from past guests and travel agent partners, as well as those who sailed with us for the first time to catch their favorite performers,” said Mark Tamis, senior vice president of guest operations for Carnival Cruise Lines.
Tickets for 2015 range from $35 to $60 for general admission, which is significantly lower than many land-based concerts. VIP tickets, which cost $125 to $250, include seating in the first four rows, an artist meet-and-greet, a souvenir photo with the artist, and a commemorative concert pass.
The concerts are held on 10 ships departing from six U.S. homeports — Miami, Port Canaveral, Tampa, and Jacksonville, Fla; Charleston, S.C.; and, for the first time, Galveston, Texas. The concerts take place when the ships are docked in Cozumel, Nassau or St. Thomas.
Here’s the line-up so far:
Journey will perform March 18 and 19 in St. Thomas.
Little Big Town is scheduled for three appearances in Nassau on March 30, March 31 and April 1.
Smokey Robinson is set for April 21, 22 and 23 in Cozumel.
Country trio Rascal Flatts will perform three shows in Cozumel on May 5, 6 and 7.
Styx is returning for four more concerts in Nassau June 16, 17, 18 and 20.
For the complete list of concerts, including those taking place this year, click here.
Read more travel news at www.travelpulse.com
The fifth annual Yoga Arava Festival will feature a weekend of expert-guided yoga classes, workshops, lectures and events in breathtaking locations across Israel’s Arava Desert, November 6-8. In addition to the selection of Iyengar, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Vijnana, Shivananda, Vinny Yoga, Anusara, Dharma Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Power Yoga, Yoga and the Ayurveda feminine, funky Yoga, and Acro Yoga practices offered throughout the weekend, the festival will also feature The Night of Unity, a sunset yoga practice at the foot of Solomon’s Pillars in the Timna National Park accompanied by live music and followed by a communal dinner, on Friday, November 6.
One of Israel’s largest annual music festivals, the Tamar Festival, will feature performances by international and Israeli artists in the Dead Sea region, October 11-15. Taking place at three breathtaking outdoor venues, including Masada National Park, the botanical gardens at Ein Gedi and the Kikar Sdom village, the festival will include performances by Shlomo Artzi, Balkan Beat Box, Ehud Banai, Mosh Ben Ari, Aviv Geffen, Beit Habubot, Hadag Nahash, Avraham Tal, Amir Lev, Moki, Shlomi Shaban, Shlomi Shabat, and Barry Sakharof among others.
In addition to musical performances, there will be workshops, children’s activities, hikes and tours showcasing the natural beauty of the area. www.tamarfestival.com/tamar-festival
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