Category Archives: Entertainment

October 2022: Disneyland And California Adventure

Disneyland is a theme park in Anaheim, California, which opened in 1955; it is the only one designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney, who came up with the concept of Disneyland after visiting various amusement parks with his daughters in the 1930s and 1940s. He initially envisioned building a tourist attraction adjacent to his studios in Burbank to entertain fans who wished to visit; however, he soon felt that the proposed site was too small. 

Disney California Adventure Park, commonly referred to as  California Adventure  or by its acronym DCA, is a theme park located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. It is owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company through its Parks, Experiences and Products division. The 72-acre (29 ha) park is themed after the history and culture of California, which celebrates the adventure of the state through the use of various Disney,  Pixar  and  Marvel Studios properties. The park opened on February 8, 2001 as Disney’s California Adventure Park and is the second of two theme parks built at the Disneyland Resort complex, after Disneyland Park.

Views: The Great Roman Games Of Nimes, France

In the southern French city of #Nîmes, the passion for #AncientRome is more alive than ever. For the past decade, the city has been holding the Great Roman Games show every spring. Legionaries, centurions and gladiators invade the city and bring its incredible Roman monuments back to life: in particular the arena, where the Great Games are organised. Thousands of people, young and old alike, turn out to be transported back to the Rome of #JuliusCaesar.

Nîmes, a city in the Occitanie region of southern France, was an important outpost of the Roman Empire. It’s known for well-preserved Roman monuments such as the Arena of Nîmes, a double-tiered circa-70 A.D. amphitheater still in use for concerts and bullfights. Both the Pont du Gard tri-level aqueduct and the Maison Carrée white limestone Roman temple are around 2,000 years old.

Tours: Highclere Castle Of ‘Downton Abbey’ Fame

Downton Abbey has become THE British cult series. The story about the fate of a noble family and their servants at the beginning of the 20th century in Yorkshire, England, is even set in a real palace: Highclere Castle. There aren’t servants anymore, but it still has a countess. The lady of the house takes us on an exclusive tour of the castle where Downton Abbey has been shot. Some of the locations may look familiar, especially since the second film is now being released after six successful seasons on TV.

Highclere Castle is a Grade I listed country house built in 1679 and largely renovated in the 1840s, with a park designed by Capability Brown in the 18th century. The 5,000-acre estate is in Highclere in Hampshire, England, about 5 miles south of Newbury, Berkshire, and 9.5 miles north of Andover, Hampshire.

Paris Views: The Daily Life Of A Moulin Rouge Dancer

The legendary revue theater Moulin Rouge is one of Paris’s big attractions and the workplace of dancer Nora Mogalle. She has been dancing the Cancan here for 19 years. Behind the scenes of the famous Moulin Rouge we get to know the dancer and doctor, and catch a glimpse of the spectacular shows.

Moulin Rouge is a cabaret in Paris, France. The original house, which burned down in 1915, was co-founded in 1889 by Charles Zidler and Joseph Oller, who also owned the Paris Olympia.

Views: The ‘MSG Sphere’ In Las Vegas Will Reshape The Entertainment Industry

The world-first spherical structure, containing the world’s largest and highest resolution LED screen that will not only transform the Las Vegas skyline, but quite literally reshape the live entertainment industry.

Since the days of Dean Martin and the Rat Pack in the 1960’s Las Vegas has been renowned for live entertainment and between showcase fights and residencies from Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Britney Spears and Magic Mike the city is constantly raising the bar with what it has to offer.

Its latest offering, developed by Madison Square Garden Entertainment and located just off the strip behind the Venetian, is unlike anything anywhere else on Earth.

News: Top 5 Stories For April 26, 2021 (Reuters)

Five stories to know for April 26: Academy Awards 2021, vaccinated Americans to visit Europe, India COVID cases and the sunken Indonesian submarine.

1. ‘Nomadland’ won the Oscar award for best picture and its director Chloe Zhao made history winning the best director. She is the first Asian woman and only the second woman ever to take home the prize. Britain’s Anthony Hopkins won the best actor trophy for his role as a man battling dementia in “The Father.” The Oscar had been widely expected to go to the late Chadwick Boseman for his final film, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

2. Following one of the most consequential court cases in recent U.S. history, Hollywood wasted no time in reflecting on the state of race relations and police use of force at the Oscars.

3. Summer travel to Europe could be on the horizon for vaccinated Americans. Ursula von der Leyen said the continent will ease existing travel restrictions.

4. India: COVID-19 cases hit a record for a fifth day, as countries including Britain, Germany and the United States pledged to send urgent medical aid.

5. A missing Indonesian submarine has been found, broken into at least three parts, at the bottom of the Bali Sea.

Media: Swiss Magazine ‘Transhelvetica’ And London’s ‘Spiritland’

We visit two bold companies finding canny ways to pivot their product for changing audiences. Transhelvetica, a Swiss magazine, and Spiritland, a London-based hospitality and audio venture, are each shaping the media landscape for the better. To discover more about Monocle magazine head to http://www.monocle.com

Arts Profile: ‘Cairde – Irish Riverdance Group’ (Video)

Cairde is a dance group that exemplifies Irish dance. As early as several thousand years ago the druids – high priests of the Celts – were said to have performed ritual group dances accompanied with music. This is possibly the root of the folk dances that later developed in Ireland to become part of the island’s cultural heritage. However, Cairde take a less traditional approach to Irish dance, aiming to give it a fresh image. These young men from Ireland have already received millions of clicks on their TikTok dance videos.

Social Media: ‘Clubhouse & Twitter Spaces Explained’

A video to help you understand social audio. Audio-only social-media venues are all the rage right now. How does it all work and what’s there to listen to? WSJ’s Joanna Stern went inside Clubhouse and Twitter Spaces to talk to the people there to find out. Photo illustration: Kenny Wassus for The Wall Street Journal

Media Streaming: ‘How Disney+ Quickly Became A Top-Tier Player’ (WSJ)

The launch of Disney+ has brought a bit of magic to a company whose stock had taken a nosedive after the coronavirus shut down theme parks and movie theaters. WSJ explains how Disney’s streaming platform has become a top competitor in an already crowded field. Photo illustration: Jacob Reynolds/WSJ