Arts & Entertainment

Plan to promote Bahrain as boutique spot

FOUR out of every five tourists arrive in Bahrain via the King Fahad Causeway and nearly 90 per cent of them are Saudis, according to the latest figures. Kuwaitis are the next most frequent GCC visitors to the country accounting for 6pc of tourists from the region while Qataris make up just 2pc of the total. These statistics were revealed by Culture Ministry tourism advisor Dr Heba Abdulaziz, ...


Three-star hotels hit by crackdown

THREE-STAR hotels are already feeling the impact of the alcohol and live entertainment ban imposed by the Culture Ministry two weeks ago. In the past, Eid has meant an increase in customer numbers for the hotels in Bahrain classified as three-star with advance bookings often hitting 50 per cent or more. However, after speaking to several hoteliers the GDN has learnt that the Culture Ministrys ...


Whats on in Bahrain

Tourist and leisure attractions: Dolphin watch trips and boat trips, Al Dar Island beach resort, off Sitra Coast, 9am-9pm. Call 17704600. Al Areen Wildlife Park and Reserve, 9am-4pm. Call 17845444. Bahrain National Museum, Manama, 8am-2pm. Call 17298777. Dance: Ballet advanced adult and private class, Ballare School of Performing Arts, Saar, for 2.30pm-3.15pm (4-7 years) and 4.30pm-5.30pm ...


National Video Awards Won by AHSC Division of BioCommunications' Michell Bauer and Erica Coleman

TUCSON, Ariz., July 21 -- The University of Arizona issued the following news release: "Wildcat Diagnosis," a video about the first confirmed case in 2014 of a highly contagious, seasonal condition affecting tens of thousands of people in the Tucson area, has won a Silver Award of Distinction from The Communicator Awards, which are sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of Visual ...


Memphis Area Association of Governments Receives National Association of Development Organizations 2014 Innovation Award

WASHINGTON, July 21 -- The Memphis Area Association of Governments issued the following news release: The Memphis Area Association of Governments (MAAG), based in Cordova, Tennessee, receiveda 2014 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation for the West Tennessee Heritage and "Roots" Day Trippin' Tour project. The West Tennessee ...


How does your garden grow? With baby grands and uprights

July 27--WINTHROP -- In the foothills south of Winthrop, several old pianos built in the late 1800s and early 1900s are artfully arranged in a small clearing of the forest on a bench above the Methow River. A gate made from the framework of a grand piano draws visitors into this place, protected by tall trees, yet open to the elements. Grand pianos, uprights, even a player piano are all ...


'The Sound of Music' charms opening-night Starlight Theatre audience

July 26--Nice performances and a considerable amount of charm enliven Starlight Theatre's quickly rehearsed production of "The Sound of Music," the outdoor theater's only self-produced show of the season. Director Phil McKinley, who chose good actors and terrific singers, assembles the show with workmanlike precision, achieving a surprising degree of emotional resonance in a show that plays ...


Circus Bella defies gravity, meets expectations

July 27--Luis Lopez of San Rafael gasped as a strawberry blonde in a blue spangled leotard dangled by her feet 10 feet above the ground, then somersaulted upright on the bar at the Circus Bella performance in San Rafael on Saturday. "We love the circus," said Julio Lopez, the two-year-old's father. The two showed up with about 150 other circus lovers for the show at the Albert J. Boro ...


Parrotheads flock in for fun at Jimmy Buffett's Comerica Park concert

July 27--They brought sand and inflatable pools -- one had its own floating shark. They wore straw hats and straw skirts with bikini bottoms underneath, Hawaiian shirts and lots and lots of leis as they, the Parrotheads, as they prefer to be known, descended on Comerica Park on Saturday for a daylong beach party before Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band took the stage. Tailgaters filled ...


BRIEF: Shakespeare events moved

July 26--BLOOMINGTON -- Saturday's performance of "Antony and Cleopatra" and the Improvised Shakespeare Company have been moved to the Center for the Performing Arts, 400 W. Beaufort St., because of the threat of rain. Free parking is available in the School Street garage. The Improvised Shakespeare Company will perform in the Westhoff Theatre (accessible through CPA Lobby) at 6 p.m. Meals ...


A 19th-century boneshaker? There's a Mpls. bike museum for that

July 26--When Brent Fuqua moved the expanding bike shop he co-owns into a newly refurbished storefront across Central Avenue last summer, he suddenly had thousands of square feet to stash the bikes the business had stored across northeast Minneapolis. His buddy, Juston Anderson, had accumulated somewhere between 40 and 50 vintage bikes in 27 years of collecting. "I thought people should see ...


Austin American-Statesman Kirk Bohls column

July 26-- It's begun. College football season has started. It didn't begin with the first kickoff or the first pregame show. But, Mack, get those throat lozenges ready. And the season wasn't ushered in with the first player dismissal at Texas or the last, whenever that may come. No, it began with talk. Good ol' honest bluster when everyone's 0-0 except, we presume, Kansas. Talk is cheap, even ...


The future ... Director-elect ready for new opportunity

July 26--Editor's Note: The N.C. Zoo is celebrating its 40th anniversary in August. Today's Focus, a look at the future role of the state zoo and its new leadership, is a companion piece to the Lifestyles feature on the park's early beginnings and how it came to be located in Randolph County. ASHEBORO -- Pat Simmons looks forward to the move from a 50-acre city zoo to the countryside setting ...


Many conservation projects under way

July 26--ASHEBORO -- The N.C. Zoo is involved in the conservation of wildlife and natural resources around the world. The zoo and others throughout the United States have expanded their roles beyond just exhibiting various animal species to helping to protect and conserve wildlife. These efforts range from elephant collaring in Cameroon to partnerships preserving wild lands in the Piedmont. ...


Conservation role to be expanded

July 26--ASHEBORO -- The N.C. Zoo -- now actively involved in conservation programs in its own backyard and globally -- plans to expand its role. A Conservation and Science Center and an Advanced Inquiry Program, offering a master's degree program, are seen as future projects to help the zoo expand its conservation role. Unique fund-raising activities, like Brew at the Zoo events, may bring in ...


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