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6th International Symphonic Music Festival: High-profile concerts on the eve of closing

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Chicago Tribune Blair Kamin column

Sept. 20--Frank Lloyd Wright's houses enchant us with their inventive geometry yet torment many of their owners with leaking roofs and other functional woes. Like all landmarks subject to the passage of time and the pounding of the weather, they require a mix of sensitive treatment and substantial funding to creatively make the past a part of the present. Two variations on that theme are ...


Syria's heritage is casualty of war, Penn study finds

Sept. 20--One of the casualties of Syria's civil war is history. Five of the country's six World Heritage sites have "significant damage" and some buildings have been "reduced to rubble," according to a new report that includes work by University of Pennsylvania experts. The report, which was released this week, relied on high-resolution satellite photos to chronicle damage to mosques, Roman ...


New Hanover County Announces a New Museum Director for Cape Fear Museum

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C., Sept. 19 -- New Hanover County issued the following news release: Sheryl Kingery Mays will begin as Museum Director for Cape Fear Museum on Tuesday, November 4th. Currently residing in Williamsburg, Virginia, Ms. Mays possesses a Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis in Museum Studies and brings to New Hanover County 25 years of experience as a museum ...


PATA Travel Mart 2014 Opens in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Sept. 19 -- Pacific Asia Travel Association issued the following news release: The PATA Travel Mart 2014 (PTM2014) opened yesterday in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, with over 1,000 delegates from close to 60 countries around the world joining the annual networking event organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and generously hosted by the Ministry of Tourism of ...


UNT College of Visual Arts & Design Symposium Focuses on Innovative Art and Technology

DENTON, Texas, Sept. 19 -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release: Four internationally recognized artist/scholars will talk about how they combine technology, science and art as part of the Tactical Robotics Symposium: Latin American Media Art at the Intersection of the Pedagogy at the University of North Texas. The artists will present their work and participate in a ...


Prestigious Declaration Adopted at Inaugural International Conference on Community Development Through Tourism

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Sept. 18 -- Pacific Asia Travel Association issued the following news release: The Royal Government of Cambodia, in collaboration with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), and Griffith ...


Governor Cuomo Announces 10 New York-Produced Primetime Television Shows to Premiere Next Week

ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 19 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., issued the following news release: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today highlighted 10 New York-produced primetime television shows that are premiering next week for the fall season on CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX. The television shows have spent approximately $596 million combined on production in New York State, and hire more than 34,000 crew and ...


Opening of decades, banned movie theatres in Saudi likely

Some Saudis said it is time to allow opening the movie theatres in the kingdom for it will create a new atmosphere for the youth to spend their time purposefully. Movie theatres in Saudi Arabia will no longer remained banned as the Ministry of Labour in the Kingdom has added in its portal website the cinema as part of the economic activities, which provide the opportunity to individuals and ...


Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of Shea's Performing Arts Center Restoration Project

ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 19 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., issued the following news release: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of the auditorium restoration of Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo. The renovations include the repair and painting of the ceiling, walls and facades, and have returned the entire Center to its original colorful grandeur in time for hundreds of ...


Governor Cuomo Announces 22 Properties Nominated to State and National Registers of Historic Places

ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 19 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., issued the following news release: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Board for Historic Preservation recommended adding 22 properties, resources and districts to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. "Preserving these historic locations is an important way to honor and share New York's legacy," ...


Art Blogger Leah Selakovic Supports The Kevin Spacey Foundation

SINGAPORE -- (Marketwired) -- 09/19/14 -- Art blogger and philanthropist Leah Selakovic teamed up with Kevin Spacey and the Singapore Repertory Theatre to raise money for young artists. At the Black and White Benefit, which took place at St. Regis Hotel in Singapore, selected supporters enjoyed a sophisticated dinner and got to watch Kevin Spacey's magnificent performance in Shakespeare's ...


AMC to install more reclining seats, bars and big screens

Sept. 19--Better-than-expected operating results at its remodeled movie theaters have prompted AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. to ramp up its capital expenditure plans for this year. The Leawood-based company said it will spend $39 million more than initially planned on its "customer experience initiatives." That means adding more reclining seats, MacGuffins bars and Imax screens in existing ...


Golden Gate Bridge has new face

Sept. 19--The Golden Gate Bridge has a new public face, and it's familiar to Bay Area residents. Priya David Clemens -- a former KTVU Channel 2 and CBS News national reporter -- has been selected as the new spokeswoman for the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District. Clemens, 39, replaces longtime spokeswoman Mary Currie, who retired in April. Clemens recalled her first story ...


MGM Resorts Village is the playground for iHeartRadio Music Festival

Sept. 19--The officials who book, stage and manage events at MGM Resorts Village have hit the "over," thrice over. They oversize, overcommunicate, overemphasize. Maybe they'll stop short of overkill, or not. "We have a massive stage because we want to make a big statement. We have a lot of space. Our goal is to program as much as possible in that space," says MGM Resorts Senior Vice President ...


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