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Hazel R. Espinar to Celebrate Book THE LAST BIOME at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Hazel R. Espinar, Chicago lawyer, is the author of 'The Last Biome,' which is the first in a series of five books designed to educate, entertain and engage middle school children about the importance of conservation and the environment. (more...)

The Houston Symphony Presents a Free Concert, TANGO AND TCHAIKOVSKY: THE HOUSTON SYMPHONY AT DISCOVERY GREEN, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

On April 22, the Houston Symphony will perform its first free concert at Discovery Green. Celebrating joint anniversaries, the Houston Symphony's Centennial Season and Discovery Green's sixth birthday, the two organizations will be joining forces to create a unique outdoor event open to all. Led by Concertmaster Frank Huang, the concert will include a performance of Astor Piazzolla's tango-inspired Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, a set of four tango compositions representing the four seasons, alongside Tchaikovsky's famous Serenade for Strings. (more...)

ZURICH MEETS NEW YORK: A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity Set for 5/16-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Performing and visual artists, scientists and urban planners, public intellectuals and researchers will come together to examine the far-reaching influence of one of Europe's great cities, as New York hosts Zurich Meets New York: A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity, May 16-23. The multi-venue, citywide festival takes its inspiration from the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Dada movement, founded in Zurich by refugees fleeing World War I, and the city's current role as a global center of artistic and scientific innovation. In all, 25 events will engage audiences in panels and performances highlighting the contemporary relevance of visionary movements and ideas born in Zurich and their impact on American culture. (more...)

Transatlantic Open Innovation Club Launched In San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Top French Corporations established in Silicon Valley together with U.S. corporations will share open innovation best practices and engage with high-growth companies of all sizes to accelerate innovation and transatlantic collaboration. Initiated by PRIME and the French Consulate in San Francisco, the Open Innovation Club also announced a partnership with the newly-minted French Tech Hub based in San Francisco, inaugurated by President Francois Hollande last month. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Annual Asia Art Fair Kicks Off Asia Week 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Kicking off Asia Week 2014, the historic Bohemian National Hall (BNH) presented its first annual Asia Art Fair and opened with an elegant private reception on Friday, March 14 for VIP guests to get a first look at the exquisite offerings from 27 of the most prestigious galleries from around the world. Joseph Balaz, President of the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association, presented a $5000 check to the American Fund for Czech and Slovak Leadership Studies at the opening night benefit of the Asia Art Fair. Scroll down for photos from the reception! (more...)

COMMUNIQUE N°10 to Open 4/25 at the Cutting Ball Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Cutting Ball Theater closes its 15th season with the American Premiere of COMMUNIQUE N°10 by French playwright Samuel Gallet, in a translation by Cutting Ball Artistic director Rob Melrose, who also helms this new work. Featuring Damien Seperi, Ponder Goddard, Maura Halloran, Wiley Naman Strasser, Paris Hunter Paul, Hugo Cabajal, and Aaron Malberg, COMMUNIQUE N°10 plays April 25 through May 25 (Press opening: May 1) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. (more...)

Infinity Group Portfolio Company 'WLCSP' Completes IPO and Begins Trading Publicly on the Shanghai Stock Exchange at a Market Trading Value of More than 1B USD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

SHANGHAI and TEL AVIV, Israel, February 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Wraps 15th Season with COMMUNIQUE N°10, 4/25-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

Cutting Ball Theater closes its 15th season with the American Premiere of COMMUNIQUE N°10 by French playwright Samuel Gallet, directed by Rob Melrose. In a city engulfed by riots a young Muslim man is killed after a confrontation with a security guard. His brother vows vengeance and attempts to take control over his seemingly written destiny. Rebels, vagrants, and officers of the law all seek asylum. Their elders, who have difficulty making sense of society's radical changes, are simultaneously dead and very much alive to bear witness to the resulting devastation. All hide in fear from unseen state forces as they contemplate the consequences of action and inaction. (more...)

Community College of Aurora Hires High-Profile Executive Director to Oversee its Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Gene Sobczak, former chief executive of the Colorado Symphony Association and Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, has been hired as the Community College of Aurora Foundation's new executive director, Foundation Board President Mike Quirk announced Monday. CCA is one of the Colorado community colleges. (more...)

Toronto Operetta Theatre Presents Holiday Production, THE LAND OF SMILES, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2013

THE LAND OF SMILES, Franz Lehar's great masterwork from the 1920's, is Toronto Operetta Theatre's Holiday Production for the 2013/2014 Season with performances at the St. Lawrence Centre today Dec. 27, 28, 29 (mat) & 31, 2013 and Jan 2, 3, 4, 5, 2014, including a Gala New Year's Eve performance, dinner and dance.Eduard Künneke's THE COUSIN FROM NOWHERE premieres in Canada, on May, 1, 2014 with performances onMay 2, 3, 4, (mat) also at the St. Lawrence Centre. (more...)

Twelve Executives To Receive 2014 Multicultural TV Leadership Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News have announced the 12 winners of the Multicultural TV Leadership Awards, which will be presented at a luncheon ceremony during the Multicultural TV Summit on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. The Awards recognize business executives who have contributed to the sustainable growth of multicultural TVdefined as video intended for an audience segment of a specific ethnicity, nationality, region, gender, religious affiliation or LGBT lifestyle. (more...)

LACO to Present Five 'A La Carte' Fundraisers, Sept-Nov 2013
by BWW News Desk - Nov 07, 2013

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) presents five intimate, elegant and entertaining 'LACO a la carte' fundraising events pairing delectable international cuisine with exclusive musical performances in the spectacular private homes of the Consuls General of Italy, France, Germany and Australia as well as one event at a magnificent private estate in Brentwood. (more...)

Toronto Operetta Theatre Opens with THE SAUCY SENORITA Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 03, 2013

Toronto Operetta Theatre opens the 2013-2014 Season today, November 3 at 2 pm at the St. Lawrence Centre with THE SAUCY SEÑORITA, based on the zarzuela La Revoltosa by Ruperto Chapi. Premiering at the Apolo Theatre in Madrid in 1897, Chapi's scintillating score is one of the masterpieces of the género chico genre. TOT is the only company in Canada devoted to music theatre in all its variety and has been instrumental in raising the profile of this exciting Spanish facet of the music theatre art form. THE SAUCY SEÑORITA will be presented under the Honorary Patronage of Don Francisco Pascual de la Parte, Consul General of Spain in Toronto and the Club Hispano of Toronto. (more...)

LACO to Present Five 'A La Carte' Fundraisers, Sept-Nov 2013
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) presents five intimate, elegant and entertaining 'LACO a la carte' fundraising events pairing delectable international cuisine with exclusive musical performances in the spectacular private homes of the Consuls General of Italy, France, Germany and Australia as well as one event at a magnificent private estate in Brentwood. (more...)

The Acclaimed Italian Tenor Luciano Lamonarca receives a Proclamation from the New York State Comptroller, Hon. Thomas DiNapoli
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2013

Another important recognition was received this Thursday, October 24, 2013, by the Acclaimed Italian Tenor Luciano Lamonarca (resident of Westchester County). This time it was Hon. Thomas DiNapoli, the New York State Comptroller, who honored him with a Proclamation for artistic merit. It follows a previous one issued on October 7, 2013, by the Westchester County Executive, Hon. Robert Astorino. (more...)

LACO Continues Fundraisers Series with 'France A La Carte' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) presents five intimate, elegant and entertaining 'LACO a la carte' fundraising events pairing delectable international cuisine with exclusive musical performances in the spectacular private homes of the Consuls General of Italy, France, Germany and Australia as well as one event at a magnificent private estate in Brentwood. (more...)

Nelson Mandela Image Presented to South African Consulate for Nelson Mandela Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

The Honorable Consul General George Monyemangene accepted a one-of-a-kind rendering of Nelson Mandela on behalf of the Nelson Mandela Foundation today at the South Africa Consulate. The stunning image is the result of an innovative collaboration between world renowned photographer Richard Corman and Alec Monopoly, one of the hottest young artists in the world. (more...)

Toronto Operetta Theatre Opens with THE SAUCY SENORITA, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Toronto Operetta Theatre opens the 2013-2014 Season on Sunday, November 3 at 2 pm at the St. Lawrence Centre with THE SAUCY SEÑORITA, based on the zarzuela La Revoltosa by Ruperto Chapi. Premiering at the Apolo Theatre in Madrid in 1897, Chapi's scintillating score is one of the masterpieces of the género chico genre. TOT is the only company in Canada devoted to music theatre in all its variety and has been instrumental in raising the profile of this exciting Spanish facet of the music theatre art form. THE SAUCY SEÑORITA will be presented under the Honorary Patronage of Don Francisco Pascual de la Parte, Consul General of Spain in Toronto and the Club Hispano of Toronto. (more...)

Ad Age Digital Conference and CMO Strategy Summit to Feature All-Star Lineup of Keynotes in San Francisco October 15-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ This week, Advertising Age will bring together marketers, agencies, media and technology partners at two industry events: the 2013 Ad Age Digital SF Conference and the 2013 Ad Age CMO Strategy Summit. Over two days, attendees will learn from both big brands and start-ups about interactions with new digital tools that push the envelope in advertising. (more...)

NY Philharmonic To Celebrate the Year of the Horse with Chinese New Year Concert and Gala, February 1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 08, 2013

The New York Philharmonic in collaboration with CAMI Music will celebrate the Chinese New Year for the third consecutive year, welcoming the Year of the Horse with a concert featuring major works of both the Chinese and Western canon on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. The event celebrates the cultural heritage of China and America and honors the Chinese- American community. Long Yu — artistic director and chief conductor of the China Philharmonic, music director of the Shanghai and Guanzhou Symphony Orchestras, and artistic director of the Beijing Music Festival — will return to the Philharmonic to conduct the concert. (more...)

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