Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announces “Shakespeare 400 Chicago,” The Largest Global Celebration Of Playwright’s 400-Year Legacy In 2016

Celebration Will Engage Top Chicago Cultural Institutions in Yearlong International Festivalslide4

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was joined by Chicago Shakespeare Theater Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, Executive Director Criss Henderson, and leaders of the City’s cultural institutions today to announce Shakespeare 400 Chicago, a yearlong international arts festival in 2016 celebrating the vibrancy, relevance and reach of Shakespeare. As the world commemorates the four hundred years since Shakespeare’s death in 1616, Shakespeare 400 Chicago brings together the city’s resident world-class institutions across disciplines, and welcomes leading artists from around the globe to make Chicago their stage. Anticipated to be the world’s largest and most comprehensive celebration of Shakespeare’s enduring legacy, Shakespeare 400 Chicago is making “no small plans.”Shakespeare 400 Chicago logo

Chicago will take center stage in 2016, as more than 1,000 local and international artists will create a global celebration of Shakespeare like no other in the world,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “During this landmark year, Shakespeare will be alive on our stages, in our schools and across our neighborhoods. The power of our world-class cultural institutions uniting behind one theme serves to amplify Chicago’s role as a global destination for cultural tourism.”

Spearheaded by the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, this yearlong Quadricentennial festival will engage more than 500,000 Chicagoans and visitors to the City through 850 events exploring how Shakespeare’s words continue to live in Chicago and throughout the world’s great theater, dance, literature, music, cuisine and spectacle.

 Shanghai Peking Opera’s The Revenge of Prince Zi Dan based on Hamlet, featured at the Harris Theater of Music and Dance as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago in 2016. Photo by EFE/Leopoldo Smith Murillo.

Shanghai Peking Opera’s The Revenge of Prince Zi Dan based on Hamlet, featured at the Harris Theater of Music and Dance as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago in 2016. Photo by EFE/Leopoldo Smith Murillo.

With leading support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, a diverse array of work across artistic disciplines will highlight Shakespeare’s timeless inspiration of playwrights, painters and poets, composers and choreographers. Among the more than 60 Chicago institutions joining Chicago Shakespeare in offering performances, events and exhibitions are: the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago Mariachi Project, Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Libraries, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Illinois Humanities, Joffrey Ballet, Logan Center for the Arts, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Negaunee Music Institute, Newberry Library and WTTW.

Jonathan Pryce as Shylock in Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre’s production of The Merchant of Venice, featured at Chicago Shakespeare Theater as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago in 2016. Photo by Manuel Harlan.

Jonathan Pryce as Shylock in Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre’s production of The Merchant of Venice, featured at Chicago Shakespeare Theater as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago in 2016. Photo by Manuel Harlan.

Highlights from Chicago partners include: Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Charles Gounod‘s soaring Romeo and Juliet; Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Maestro Riccardo Muti culminates his cycle of Verdi‘s Shakespeare operas with Falstaff; Art Institute of Chicago highlights Shakespeare-inspired visual art in a special exhibition; Chicago chefs and restaurateurs, including Rick Bayless, Alpana Singh and Ryan McCaskey, will create a culinary “Complete Works” in restaurants across the city; and Newberry Library’s “Creating Shakespeare” exhibition will bring together treasures from the British Library and the Folger Shakespeare Library alongside the Newberry’s own renowned Shakespeare collection.

 Back from L to R: Jackson Doran (Cassio), GQ (Iago), JQ (Loco Vito) and Postell Pringle (Othello) in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Othello: The Remix, featured as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago in 2016. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

Back from L to R: Jackson Doran (Cassio), GQ (Iago), JQ (Loco Vito) and Postell Pringle (Othello) in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Othello: The Remix, featured as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago in 2016. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

Chicago Shakespeare‘s centerpiece of the celebration is Barbara Gaines’ electrifying six-play history cycle, Tug of War, including Edward III, Henry V, Henry VI, Parts 1, 2 and 3, and Richard III. Two action-packed dramas in the spring and fall of 2016 trace the rise and fall of kings—and the uncommon courage of common men.

Belarus Free Theatre’s King Lear, featured at Chicago Shakespeare Theater as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago. Photo by Nicolai Khalezin.

Belarus Free Theatre’s King Lear, featured at Chicago Shakespeare Theater as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago. Photo by Nicolai Khalezin.

 The company of the Company Theatre of Mumbai’s Piya Behrupiya, a Hindi version of Twelfth Night, featured at Chicago Shakespeare Theater as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago. Photo courtesy of Company Theatre.

The company of the Company Theatre of Mumbai’s Piya Behrupiya, a Hindi version of Twelfth Night, featured at Chicago Shakespeare Theater as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago. Photo courtesy of Company Theatre.

Chicago Shakespeare has been honored to serve as a cultural ambassador for our city—importing astonishing work from around the world and exporting our work to leading international festivals,” reflected CST Executive Director Criss Henderson. “Shakespeare 400 Chicago deepens our role as a global theater reflective of our global city—and demonstrates how Shakespeare’s timeless words continue to inspire artists across disciplines and across cultures.”

Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Maestro Riccardo Muti culminates his cycle of Verdi's Shakespeare operas with Falstaff.  featured at Chicago Shakespeare Theater as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Maestro Riccardo Muti culminates his cycle of Verdi’s Shakespeare operas with Falstaff. featured at Chicago Shakespeare Theater as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago.

International artists participating in Shakespeare 400 Chicago will hail from Australia, Belarus, Belgium, China, Germany, India, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and beyond. International highlights include: Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre‘s The Merchant of Venice, starring Jonathan Pryce at Chicago Shakespeare; Shanghai Peking Opera‘s The Revenge of Prince Zi Dan (based on Hamlet) and the Hamburg Ballet‘s Othello at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance; (In)Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare from Forced Entertainment at the Museum of Contemporary Art; Also, the Cheek by Jowl/Pushkin Theatre of Moscow production of Declan Donnellan‘s Measure for Measure; Belarus Free Theatre‘s King Lear; National Theatre Studio‘s Sancho: An Act of Remembrance, written by and starring Paterson Joseph; The Company Theatre of Mumbai‘s Hindi translation of Twelfth NightPiya Behrupiya; Songs of Lear from Poland’s Song of the Goat; and Filter and the Royal Shakespeare Company‘s music-infused Twelfth Night—all at Chicago Shakespeare. Continue reading

Art Now: “WONDER” Opens at the Newly Renovated Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Works by Nine Major Contemporary Artists Transform Nation’s First Art Museum in Celebration of Reopeningrenwick-gallery-of-the-smithsonian-american-art-museum-photo-by-ron-blunt-null-HR

WONDER,” the debut exhibition at the newly renovated Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, celebrates the opening of the historic building with immersive installations by nine leading contemporary artists—Jennifer Angus, Chakaia Booker, Gabriel Dawe, Tara Donovan, Patrick Dougherty, Janet Echelman, John Grade, Maya Lin and Leo Villareal. “WONDER” opened this past Friday (November 13th) and will be on view for six months.

John Grade, Middle Fork, 2015, reclaimed old-growth western red cedar, 26 x 18 x 26 ft. Courtesy of John Grade. Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum Photos by Ron Blunt

John Grade, Middle Fork, 2015, reclaimed old-growth western red cedar, 26 x 18 x 26 ft. Courtesy of John Grade. Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Photos by Ron Blunt

The Renwick Gallery is the branch museum of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, featuring a wide range of contemporary craft and decorative art. The exhibition is organized by Nicholas R. Bell, The Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator-in-Charge of the Renwick Gallery.

The artists featured in “WONDER” were selected for their ability to transform spaces through installation and for their focus on process and materials. Each was invited to select a gallery in the Renwick while the building was closed for a major two-year renovation and then create an installation inspired by that space.

Maya Lin, Folding the Chesapeake, 2015. marbles and adhesive 26 ft. 6 in. x 32 ft. 7 in. x 22 ft. 9 in. Courtesy of Maya Lin Studio. Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum Photos by Ron Blunt

Maya Lin, Folding the Chesapeake, 2015. marbles and adhesive, 26 ft. 6 in. x 32 ft. 7 in. x 22 ft. 9 in. Courtesy of Maya Lin Studio. Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Photos by Ron Blunt

The Renwick was the first purpose-built art museum in the United States, intended to exhibit American art and to celebrate American genius,” said Betsy Broun, The Margaret and Terry Stent Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. “For the next chapter in its 156-year history, we will showcase exemplary artists like these nine who are dissolving the boundaries that once existed between craft, art and design. ‘WONDER’ rededicates this landmark museum to the future of art.

Janet Echelman 1.8 2015 knotted and braided fiber with programmable lighting and wind movement above printed textile flooring 96 x 45 x 40 ft. Courtesy of Janet Echelman, Inc. Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Photos by Ron Blunt

Janet Echelman, 1.8, 2015, knotted and braided fiber with programmable lighting
and wind movement above printed textile flooring, 96 x 45 x 40 ft. Courtesy of Janet Echelman, Inc. Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Photos by Ron Blunt

While the nine artists work in strikingly different media, they are connected by a shared interest in materiality and the labor-intensive creation of objects by hand in a digital age. Their works are created by exploring the potential of unlikely materials and utilizing both traditional techniques and cutting-edge technology. The resulting installations are expressions of process, labor and materials that are grounded in our everyday world, but which combine to produce awe-inspiring results.

Jennifer Angus, In the Midnight Garden, 2015. cochineal, various insects, and mixed media 26 ft. 11 in. x 18 ft. 6 in. x 24 ft. 7 in. Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum Photos by Ron Blunt

Jennifer Angus, In the Midnight Garden, 2015. cochineal, various insects, and mixed media, 26 ft. 11 in. x 18 ft. 6 in. x 24 ft. 7 in., Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Photos by Ron Blunt

The concept of ‘wonder’—that moment of astonishment in the face of something new and unknown that transports us out of the everyday—is deeply intertwined with how we experience art,” said Bell. “These nine artists are masters of constructing works that startle us, overwhelm us and invite us to marvel—to wonder—at their creation. These elements matter in the context of this museum, devoted for more than four decades to the skilled working of materials in extraordinary ways. Continue reading

Holiday Travel 2015: Fourteenth Annual Festival Of Lights Draws Thousands On Opening Day At Moody Gardens

Over 5,000 People Attend Opening Festivities with a Special Tribute to Japan and China

Santa Claus opened the holiday season with tradition at Moody Gardens®, a public, non-profit, educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation, and research; flipping the giant electrical switch to turn on more than one million lights at the 14th annual Festival of Lights in Galveston Island, Texas.

Santa arrived in grand style by fire truck to kick off the holiday season at the opening of Moody Gardens Festival of Lights Saturday in Galveston, TX (PRNewsFoto/Moody Gardens)

Santa arrived in grand style by fire truck to kick off the holiday season at the opening of Moody Gardens Festival of Lights Saturday in Galveston, TX (PRNewsFoto/Moody Gardens)

A festive crowd of over 5,000 people saw Santa arrive in grand style on a large fire truck to Moody Gardens and officially turn on the largest holiday lighting display on the Gulf Coast. The festivities featured live entertainment with choirs and musicians. This included a tribute to Japan with special performances to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Galveston-Niigata Sister City relationship.

Festival of Lights opened Saturday with an impressive crowd at Moody Gardens in Galveston, TX (PRNewsFoto/Moody Gardens)

Festival of Lights opened Saturday with an impressive crowd at Moody Gardens in Galveston, TX (PRNewsFoto/Moody Gardens)

The mile-long Festival of Lights trail features over 100 lighted scenes themed to holiday music complete with an outdoor ice skating rink and Texas sized Arctic Ice Slide. Holiday films are featured at both the MG 3D Theater and 4D Special FX Theater. Guests that are looking to make a whole trip of the holiday attractions are encouraged to look at the family-friendly Moody Gardens Hotel that offers spectacular views of the destination’s iconic pyramids dressed in holiday lights.

The ice slide is a crowd favorite at Moody Gardens ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants that opened Saturday in Galveston, TX (PRNewsFoto/Moody Gardens)

The ice slide is a crowd favorite at Moody Gardens ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants that opened Saturday in Galveston, TX (PRNewsFoto/Moody Gardens)

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The Republic of Tea Kicks Off a Healthy New Year with Launch of Get Lost® Stackable Tea Tin

Three-Tea Set to Boost Resolutions Includes get lean, get burning and get lost

The Republic of Tea, a leading purveyor of premium teas and herbs, resolves to make this New Year the healthiest one yet with the launch of its new get lost® Stackable Tea Tin on December 1. The trio of get lean®, get burning® and get lost® teas are calorie-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, carb-free and kosher certified, designed to give Citizens a boost of energy, metabolism and craving control to get into shape this winter and stay motivated all year long.get-lost-stackable-spa

Each individual airtight compartment of the get lost® Stackable Tea Tin contains 14 natural, unbleached, round tea bags, ideal for promoting New Year’s resolutions of getting healthy and fit:

get lean – A stimulating base of premium green tea and organic green maté work to energize the body and keep the mind alert. Dandelion root and chickweed help to eliminate excess water weight. This tea blend has natural caffeine to power toward weight loss goals. Herbs are added to keep the body balanced and help fight that bloated feeling. The sweet combination of bright orange and rich vanilla gives sugar-free satisfaction.

get burning – This spicy blend aims to rev up internal engines and increase the body’s metabolism and resistance to stress. Cordyceps, a Chinese medicinal herb, serves to boost energy and endurance. This caffeine-free tea stimulates the body without taxing vital systems. Sea buckthorn, a superfruit, adds a tangy sweetness to the zingy chili pepper spicy notes. Great to sip first thing in the morning to wake up or before a workout!

get lost – Organic red rooibos with banaba leaves and tasty cinnamon are on craving-control duty, while carob and gynmema leaves help tame a sweet tooth. Delicious to sip before or after a meal, this warm and toasty caffeine-free herbal blend also contains gynmema leaves, which are known as the “destroyer of sugar” in Ayurvedic medicine.

The Republic of Tea’s get lost® Stackable Tea Tin will retail for $13.50 per set, available December 1 at retailers nationwide and at http://www.republicoftea.com.

6th Annual Christmas at the Galt House Hotel to Return With Dazzling Features and Activities That Will Stimulate All of the Senses

Christmas at the Galt House Hotel will return for its sixth year with dazzling features and activities designed to stimulate all of the senses when it opens on November 19 in Louisville, Kentucky. The 39-day Christmas event will enchant guests as they pull up to the beautifully decorated Galt House Hotel (140 N. Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202, 502-589-5200) which becomes Santa’s satellite Christmas Headquarters.maxresdefault

The Galt House Hotel, owned by the Al J. Schneider Company is located in the Heart of Louisville, boasts 1,320 guest rooms and suites, 128,000 square-feet of convention space and more than 50 meeting rooms. The property features six full-service restaurants and lounges, including RIVUE, a 25th floor revolving restaurant with amazing cuisine, as well as the Rooftop Garden and Terrace, Club 360° Fitness Center and the three-story Conservatory that connects the two towers over 4th Street. (For reservations, call 1-800-THE-GALT, or visit www.GaltHouse.com.)

Galt House Hotel in Louisville

Galt House Hotel in Louisville

New features and activities include a Winter WonderLane, which includes real snow; the Holly Jolly Elf Show, featuring singing and dancing elves that were all hand selected by Santa Claus; Draw-on-the-Wall, new handcrafted luminaries, and much more! Guests can pay extra for several fun activities such as building a Gingerbread House, face painting, Pick-A-Present, and Reindeer Ring Toss.

Returning to Christmas at the Galt House Hotel is the magnificent larger-than-life luminary show KaLightoscope: A Christmas Carol Experience (with double the luminaries from last year), English Village, Dancing Bellmen, Peppermint Express Kiddie Train, Gingerbread House Contest and Pam Tillis & Friends: A Kentucky Christmas Dinner Show.

After a successful run in 2014, Country Music superstar singer and songwriter Pam Tillis will return to Christmas at the Galt House Hotel. She will take center stage in the re-imagined Pam Tillis & Friends: A Kentucky Christmas Dinner Show. Tillis’ beautiful voice will inspire holiday cheer in guests as she sings traditional Christmas songs and share some of her favorite holiday traditions with a tribute to her father, Mel Tillis. The CMA Female Vocalist of the Year winner will perform in this family-friendly holiday dinner show.

Ultra-Wide "Fisheye" versions of KaLightoscope 2011 (Photo By Marty Pearl)

Ultra-Wide “Fisheye” versions of KaLightoscope 2011 (Photo By Marty Pearl)

Other activities include Christmas Tea with the Snow Fairy Princess, Breakfast with Santa, and Dickens Dinner. These events are incredibly popular with families and continue to grow each year. The Snow Fairy Princess spends time with each child at her tea, while they indulge in cookies, cakes, tea and juices. Breakfast with Santa includes face painting, a DJ, and dance floor, with a visit from Santa. The Dickens Dinner includes a Victorian Christmas dinner served in traditional family style by Dickens Christmas characters. Tickets for all events include a ticket to Christmas at the Galt House Hotel. Tickets for these events are available now online.

As a gift to the community, Santa will return to the Christmas at the Galt House Hotel, November 19 through December 24. Families are invited to visit with Santa and take their own photos at no cost.

Christmas at the Galt House Hotel begins November 19 and run through December 27, 2015. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Galt House Hotel. Children 2 and under are free, Ages 3-12 are $5, and Adults are $15. Tickets Include All-Day In And Out Access. A portion of proceeds from Christmas at the Galt House Hotel benefits the Heuser Hearing Institute. For more information, visit www.ChristmasAtTheGaltHouse.com.

 

Christmas at the Galt House Hotel

November 19-December 27

Monday-Saturday 10a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday Noon.- 6 p.m.

Christmas Eve 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day

RIVUE Tower, 2nd Floor

Pam Tillis & Friends: A Kentucky Christmas Dinner Show, November 19-December 12, Doors open at 6:30 p.m., RIVUE Tower, 3rd Floor- Archibald Cochran Ballroom

Dancing Bellmen Countdown to Christmas, December 1-24, 5pm, SUITE Tower, Lobby

RIVUE Holiday Lunches, December 1-23, Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. RIVUE Tower, 25th Floor- RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge

Breakfast with Santa, December 5, 12, and 19, 10 a.m.-Noon. RIVUE Tower, 3rd Floor- Archibald Cochran Ballroom

Guinness World Record Attempt ‘Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Santa’s Elves’ World’s Largest Elf Party. December 6, 2:30 p.m. SUITE Tower, Grand Ballroom

Christmas Tea with the Snow Fairy Princess. December 6, 13, and 20, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. RIVUE Tower, 25th Floor- Waterford Room

Book Signing- ‘Letters to Santa Claus’ with Pat Koch and Emily Weisner Thompson. December 15, 11 a.m. RIVUE Tower, 2nd Floor

Dickens Dinner. December 20, 7 p.m. . RIVUE Tower, 25th Floor- RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge

RIVUE Christmas Day Brunch. December 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. RIVUE Tower, 25th Floor- RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge

 

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong Unveils Almas Caviar Bar

Top Luxury Hotel in Kowloon Presents Treasures From the Sea to Tempt the Most Discerning Connoisseurs

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong (International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong) has been at the forefront of Hong Kong’s dining scene since its opening in 2011, and continues to excite food connoisseurs with its gourmet offerings. When its latest culinary addition —Almas Caviar Bar— officially opens on November 19, 2015, the 5-star hotel’s broad spectrum of dining options goes from strength to strength. With an exclusive seating of only seven guests, Almas Caviar Bar on Level 102 offers an intimate dining experience in the classic grandeur of dark wooden flooring and leather furnishings. The four-meter subtly-lit chandelier provides soft warmth to the elegant bar, exuding the charm of a luxurious pre- or post-dinner rendezvous.

Occupying floors 102 to 118 of the International Commerce Centre in Kowloon, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is the highest hotel in the world. The hotel’s 312 guest rooms all offer spectacular city and harbour views. With six dining venues including the state-of-the-art Michelin-starred Italian restaurant, Tosca; two-star Michelin Chinese restaurant, Tin Lung Heen; The Lounge and Bar, which features an international all-day dining menu; and Café 103, which serves signature chocolate afternoon tea. The rooftop bar, Ozone, is truly a stunning venue at 490 meters above sea level. For those wishing to relax and indulge, The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA located on the 116th floor features nine deluxe treatment rooms and two couple’s suites, redefining the urban spa experience in the city and across Asia. The hotel features a fully equipped fitness center and an indoor pool on the 118th floor with a 28m x 7m LED screen on the ceiling, as well as one of the largest ballrooms in the city at 870sqm. Complemented by an additional four meeting rooms, the ballroom has become the major social venue for Hong Kong and has set the benchmark for events in the region.

Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong's Caviar Bar

Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong’s Caviar Bar

Almas Caviar Bar takes its name from its premium caviar Almas Persicus. This highly coveted caviar is found in the Acipenser Persicus sturgeon of the Caspian Sea and the Almas Caviar Bar is Asia’s sole official retailer of this legendary caviar. In addition to this gem of the sea, the bar also boosts an exquisite selection of five other fine caviars: Prunier, Tradition, Paris, Heritage and Oscietra Classic. Harvested from sturgeon farms operated strictly according to European Union regulations, the caviar selection varies in color, size, and flavor profile to please even the most exacting gourmets. Each dish is traditionally served with blinis, crème fraîche, chopped red onions, egg white and lemon wedges, which allows diners to customize their own delicacies.

Champagnes and vodkas, including Caviar House Champagne Brut, Caviar House Champagne Rosé and Beluga Vodka Classic, are available for guests to further enhance and enjoy the epicurean pleasures to the fullest. Another gourmet highlight is Balik salmon fillet from the Barents Sea above Norway. Made from the prime back fillet, Fillet Tsar Nikolaj No 1 remains true to the secret recipe of the purveyor to the court of the last Russian Tsar Nikolaj II. (For detailed product information and prices, please refer to the appendix.)

Mr. Pierre Perusset, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, said, “With the addition of Almas Caviar Bar to our existing [portfolio of] five restaurants and bars, we refine and complement our culinary offerings.” He continued, “From two Michelin-Starred Cantonese delicacies at Tin Lung Heen to Asian inspired cocktails at the world’s highest bar Ozone, and from the modern interpretations of Italian flavors at Michelin-Starred Tosca to the most desired caviars of the world at Almas Caviar Bar, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong delivers the finest gastronomic experiences under one roof. Continue reading

Billy Idol to Make His Mark on Las Vegas at House of Blues With His First-Ever Residency

House of Blues Las Vegas Headliner Billy Idol, Photo Credit Michael Muller

‘Billy Idol: Forever’ Will Transport Fans on a Wild Ride of Punk, Rock & Pop, Capturing the Idol Spirit Three Decades in the Making

Billy Idol will take the stage of the intimate House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino for his first-ever multi-date residency, Billy Idol: Forever. Tickets are now sale at Ticketmaster.com.Billy Idol Phot by MichaelMuller

Billy Idol: Forever will feature Idol, his longtime guitarist Steve Stevens, and the rest of Idol’s band at the top of their game, performing songs from throughout Idol’s extensive catalog.

The show will feature material from throughout Idol’s career, from his days fronting the seminal British punk band Generation X to his hits the world has come to know and love, including “Rebel Yell,” “White Wedding,” “Dancing With Myself,” and many more.

Says Billy Idol about his upcoming Billy Idol: Forever engagement, “Watch out Vegas! We are planning a beast of a show that will rock and surprise my fans. Particularly those who adhere to the ‘what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas’ mantra!

From punk pioneer to global superstar, Billy Idol has created an unparalleled niche in popular music and has remained a household name for more than three decades.

Idol’s latest career renaissance has come on the heels of his self-written, New York Times bestselling autobiography “Dancing With Myself,” his recent studio album Kings & Queens Of The Underground, and a highly successful tour of festivals and sold out venues around the W\world with his band featuring legendary guitarist Steve Stevens.

Billy Idol: Forever will perform in Las Vegas on the following dates in 2016:

March – 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, May – 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14

Tickets for Billy Idol: Forever start at $79.50, plus applicable fees. Tickets are available by visiting www.HouseofBlues.com/BillyIdol, www.MandalayBay.com, www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. For additional information, visit www.BillyIdol.net. All show times are 8 p.m.