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first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Cardinals acquired Palmer from the Oakland Raiders prior to last season for a 2013 sixth-round draft pick and a conditional 2014 selection.In his first year with Arizona, Palmer started all 16 games, completing 362-of-572 passes for 4,274 yards and 24 touchdowns while throwing 22 interceptions.In 2014, Palmer has thrown for 1,385 yards and 11 touchdowns against only two interceptions as the Cardinals have gotten off to a league-best 7-1 start.Palmer missed three games this season due to a nerve issue in his throwing shoulder, but in his time as the Cardinals’ starter has guided the team to a 15-6 record, including a 12-2 mark over his last 14 starts. In 142 career starts, Palmer has completed 62.5 percent of his passes for 35,124 yards, 224 touchdowns and 154 interceptions.Chris Mortensen of ESPN has more info on the financial particulars of Palmer’s new deal.Carson Palmer’s extension has $20.5 million in guaranteed money thru ’15. No guarantees for ’16 & ’17. Average salary range 15.9-16.6 mil— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) November 7, 2014 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img The Arizona Cardinals have seemingly cleared up any cloudiness surrounding their immediate future at quarterback by signing Carson Palmer to a three-year extension.Various reports indicate the deal is worth $50 million.“Carson has played at an incredibly high level and has been a huge part of the team’s success,” said General Manager Steve Keim in a statement. “When you combine his on-field performance with the leadership, stability and professionalism he brings to our team, there was no question that we wanted to extend the relationship and we are excited he felt the same way.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgTo make things worse, the division-leading Cardinals (8-2) are coming to town Sunday for a showdown at Levi’s Stadium. All week, we’ll keep you everything going on in San Francisco as the 49ers get ready for Carson Palmer and Co.It’s Behind Enemy Lines …Saturday, November 28• Carlos Hyde to miss fourth consecutive game; Ahmad Brooks questionable (ESPN.com)Running back Carlos Hyde will miss his fourth straight game as he continues to recover from the stress fracture in his left foot. He was the lone San Francisco 49ers player to be ruled out of Sunday’s NFC West game against the Arizona Cardinals.• Mangini: Acker, Cromartie will split time at right cornerback (CSN Bay Area)San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Eric Mangini said Acker will start but Marcus Cromartie will also see plenty of action at right cornerback — just as they did a week earlier in the 49ers’ 29-13 loss Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.• Arik Armstead gets chance to step up for 49ers (SFBay.com)Armstead has played mostly a reserve role to starters Dorsey, Ian Williams and Quinton Dial this season, playing in just 200 total defensive snaps on the year. The 22-year old from Oregon has recorded 13 tackles and one sack, which, coincidentally, came against the Cardinals in Week 3. A weekly examination of the San Francisco 49ers’ ESPN.com Power Ranking.• Report: Colin Kaepernick had ‘extensive’ labrum tear in left shoulder (ESPN.com)Kaepernick underwent surgery to repair his shoulder Tuesday morning in Vail, Colorado, a source confirmed to ESPN.com. He was placed on injured reserve Saturday.• Brent Jones: 49ers-Kap situation ‘give-up on both sides’ (CSN Bay Area)“You know what the reality is here — this was Roberto Duran. This was an absolutely, ‘No mas,’ by Kap and by the 49ers management. No more. I don’t want you. I don’t like you. And we don’t want you. Because there’s no way that is done with what I’m going to say is a minor injury. Yeah, it’s problematic maybe, but you’ve been playing with it, it’s not your throwing shoulder. You don’t put the guy on IR and just say ‘OK, that’s it.’ As a player you’re just saying ‘I give up. Yeah. I’m gonna go on IR and give up because I’m the backup.’ That’s so discouraging across the board. I can’t remember any time in my athletic career where I’ve seen something like this happen. That’s just bad.” • 49ers QB Dylan Thompson climbs from scout team to second-string (San Francisco Chronicle)On Friday, Dylan Thompson was on the 49ers’ practice squad.• Kaepernick’s shoulder surgery goes smoothly (San Jose Mercury News)General manager Trent Baalke said surgery was advised by both the 49ers medical staff and Dr. Peter Millett, a shoulder specialist who performed Tuesday’s surgery in Vail, Colo. The surgery revealed that the tear was more significant than originally believed, a source said.• Jim Tomsula needs to be fired (NFL Spin Zone)Although San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula’s job doesn’t seem to be in any trouble, the team’s fourth consecutive loss is just one reason why the Niners need to look in a new direction.Tuesday, November 24• Jim Tomsula: 49ers’ defense ‘afraid to miss the tackle’ (ESPN.com)In allowing the Seattle Seahawks’ to run the ball down their throats to the tune of 255 yards on Sunday — the most rushing yards a San Francisco 49ers team has allowed in a game since the Carter Adminstration, Jimmy, not Michael, Andre or even Dexter — the 49ers showed a shocking inability to do one of the most basic principles of the game. Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires • 49ers’ DL Dorsey suffers torn ACL, surgery pending (CSN Bay Area)Defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey sustained a season-ending knee injury on the 49ers’ first defensive snap of Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, the team confirmed on Monday.• Tomsula: No second-guessing 49ers’ late-game punt (CSN Bay Area)Coach Jim Tomsula has no regrets about punting the ball away late in the fourth quarter while the 49ers required two touchdowns and two two-point conversions to tie the game.• What’s behind the decision to shut down Colin Kaepernick (SFGate.com)Kindness was not on the lips of many 49ers fans after quarterback Colin Kaepernick went on injured reserve.Kaepernick, by choosing season-ending surgery on his non-throwing shoulder, looks like he’s abandoning the team.• Is 49ers’ Jim Tomsula a one-and-done head coach? (San Francisco Chronicle)Fox’s Jay Glazer, a frequent recipient of information coming from the 49ers’ leaky pipeline, reported that Colin Kaepernick’s time with the 49ers might not be over. Why? Because if the 49ers hire another head coach, that coach might decide he wants Kaepernick on the team.• 49ers GM says Colin Kaepernick could still return to team next year (SI.com) Friday, November 27• San Francisco 49ers’ Black Friday shopping list includes a DeLorean (ESPN.com)Doc Brown’s time machine is something the 49ers could use, as they surely need a rewrite on the past couple of years.• Gabbert silences critics, faces stiff challenge vs Cardinals (CSN Bay Area)After the game, Arizona defensive back Tyrann Mathieu revealed the simplicity of the 49ers’ offense under coordinator Geep Chryst made Kaepernick’s movements easy to predict. Mathieu recorded two of the Cardinals’ four interceptions and one of their two picks that were returned for touchdowns.Thursday, November 26• Tyrann Mathieu: Blaine Gabbert a ‘better option’ for 49ers than Colin Kaepernick (ESPN.com)“It does (look different),” Mathieu said of the Niners’ offense. “Not to take anything away from Kaepernick, but it seems like Gabbert has a little bit better grip on what’s going on if he gets in a situation. He knows where the ball needs to go.“So, he’s a hell of a passer. I think he’s underrated when you talk about how well he can throw the football.”• Cosell: NFL caught up to Kap, but ‘he will get another chance’ (CSN Bay Area)center_img Comments   Share   “I don’t think that anyone can fairly say that he was great in the way that you talk about guys playing for a long time being great,” NFL Films Senior Producer Greg Cosell explained on KNBR 680-AM on Wednesday morning. “I think he came into the league at a time when read-option and running quarterbacks were new in the league, as far as designed concepts. He sort of rode that wave and the league caught up to it an awful lot … the league has caught up to that. Sooner or later to be a good quarterback, or a higher level quarterback, you have to throw the ball.”• Gabbert focuses on fixing 49ers’ red-zone issues (CSN Bay Area)The 49ers rank last in the NFL as they’ve scored touchdowns on just 38.5 percent of their trips inside the opponents’ 20-yard line. Last season, the 49ers were 29th, scoring touchdowns on 43.2 percent of their red-zone opportunities.Wednesday, November 25• 49ers pass defense suddenly needs help, too (ESPN.com)As poorly as the San Francisco 49ers defense played against the run in Sunday’s 29-13 loss at the Seattle Seahawks, the 49ers pass defense was just as culpable.• 49ers move up two spots in Power Rankings to No. 29 (ESPN.com) The Arizona Cardinals absolutely embarrassed the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3 of the NFL season.The 47-7 loss was one of the worst in San Francisco franchise history. The Cardinals scored two touchdowns on interception returns in the first quarter alone.Unfortunately for head coach Jim Tomsula, things haven’t gotten much better for the Niners since that September afternoon. San Francisco is 3-7, in last place in the NFC West and has been further bitten by the injury bug. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick is on injured reserve with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder. The running back group has been besieged by injuries and Shaun Draughn, who was signed three weeks ago, is now the starter. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Asked if Kaepernick is done with the 49ers, Baalke told reporters, “I wouldn’t say that at all. I think people are reading into that.”last_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter Mövenpick Hotels Res

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterMövenpick Hotels & Resorts (MHR) has signed a management agreement with Richreit Real Estate Development LLC for one of its most high-profile projects yet, Mövenpick Hotel Apartments Al Burj Business Bay, located in Dubai’s sought-after Business Bay district.This 40-floor property with a modern yet elegant façade, will command a prime position on Burj Khalifa Boulevard overlooking the world’s tallest building, and is expected to open in 2017.Major infrastructure projects and attractions are within a stone’s throw of the 299-room hotel apartment including Old Town Island, the Opera District in Downtown, Dubai Mall and the Dubai Canal Project, while the city’s financial and commercial hubs are on its doorstep too.“With Mövenpick Hotel Apartments Al Burj Business Bay we are introducing a new upscale concept that delivers sophisticated living in a district that is rapidly emerging as Dubai’s new business and leisure hub,” said Mr. Andreas Mattmüller, Chief Operating Officer, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Middle East and South Asia.The hotel will feature well-appointed and spacious studios as well as one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Stand-out amenities include a three-tiered podium area with six meeting spaces; a destination spa, gym, beauty clinic and swimming pool; a children’s area with pool; an all-day-dining outlet, café and lobby lounge; and a business centre. The building has been designed keeping the acoustics in mind by using triple glazed glass to ensure maximum comfort level for guests.Richreit Real Estate Development LLC Chairman Ahmed Butti Ahmed Al Muhairi said: “This property, which is already 55 per cent complete, will not only add a new dimension to Dubai’s impressive skyline, but provide guests with a true immersive destination experience given its prime location at the crossroads of multiple districts and attractions.”MHR already operates six hotels in Dubai and has two more properties planned for the city – the 244-key Mövenpick Hotel Apartments Downtown Dubai opening in 2017 and the Mövenpick Hotel Dubai Media City in 2018.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter Go back to the e-newsletterZegrahm Expeditions has announced three brand-new expeditions in 2017. Each year the 25-year-old expedition company crafts a unique selection of itineraries on all seven continents, using the personal knowledge of its experienced field leaders and feedback from its traveller community. Comprising signature expeditions—such as Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands and Australia’s Kimberley—as well as new itineraries like the three featured below, the company’s annual line-up is thoughtfully curated for guests to pursue their passion for exploration, adventure and learning.Philippines, Taiwan & Japan11 – 29 March 2017Far from the usual tourist track, other tour operators rarely, if ever, visit many of the islands on this itinerary. The perfect blend of nature and culture, travellers will discover remote island communities, explore unique habitats on nature hikes, search for a variety of marine life during snorkelling and diving excursions, and observe both ancient and modern architectural treasures.Cultural Mongolia with the Naadam Festival2 – 18 July 2017Showcasing Mongolia’s unique culture and breathtaking landscapes on a 17-day journey that includes the opportunity to experience Mongolia’s traditional mid-summer festival, Naadam, at both the national and local levels. Meaning “the three games of men”, Naadam showcases Mongolian wrestling, horse racing and archery—traditional sports that are as exhilarating to watch as they are essential to Mongolia’s identity as a country.Along the Irrawaddy & Chindwin Rivers15 September – 3 October 2017Exposing travellers to river scenes of a bygone era—dense jungles, steep-sided gorges, emerald rice paddies and tiny traditional villages—aboard the elegant 46-guest Anawrahta, built in 2014 to resemble a British colonial paddle steamer. A particular highlight of this expedition is a visit to the Mahar Minkyaung Monastery, an extraordinary blend of European and Burmese architecture that houses the 1000-year-old Shwe Sagar Buddha.“These three adventures really show what Zegrahm does best: adding new destinations—or unique combinations of new destinations—to complement our tried-and-true itineraries to offer something for first-time adventure travellers and seasoned past guests alike,” says Zegrahm President, Van Perry. “We couldn’t be more excited to explore these new corners of Asia in 2017.”Virtuoso members can take advantage of the conference exclusive announced during Virtuoso Travel Week: Offer your clients a $1000 per person air credit on small-ship cruises and $500 per person air credit on overland adventures — and you’ll receive a $500 booking bonus.last_img read more

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Related Flying High GroundedFlying High Ground

first_img RelatedFlying High | GroundedFlying High | GroundedSmokeless Zones: best “smoking” and smoke-free destinationsSmokeless Zones: best “smoking” and smoke-free destinationsSmokeless Zones: best holiday countries for non-smokersSkyscanner takes a look at the best countries for non-smokers’ holidays Spain has become one of the last EU countries to ban smoking in public places.We want your view on the ban – will a smoke-free Spain make you more likely to visit, or did you enjoy being able to smoke in bars and restaurants?Take our quick survey now!ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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Would you do a day trip to Rome How about Munich

first_imgWould you do a day trip to Rome? How about Munich?FANCY A CHEAP CITY BREAK? British Airways has announced that it is offering ‘affordable day trip’ tickets to a number of European cities. So, you can fly to popular break destinations such as Dublin, Rome and Vienna, and back, on the same day.The tickets are available for Saturdays and Sundays, so they’re great if you’re working all week and can’t afford to take a Friday off or a long weekend. If you’re pushed for time, you can have a mini-holiday and back to do the week’s food shop on a Sunday. Fly out in the morning, get there in time for a good lunch (al fresco?), have a wander round, see a few sights and get a taste of a new place, before returning home in the evening. Sounds good? You’ll certainly save on hotel bills. There are a couple of catches: firstly, that the fares are only available from London Heathrow, so it’s not really that great a deal if you live in say, Belfast, or Sheffield. Also, the deal is for passengers travelling hand luggage only but this really shouldn’t be a problem, unless you planned to change for lunch and dinner, and bring back a case full of souvenirs. If you’re going for just a day, you won’t even need to pack your toothbrush.BA’s return fares start at £79 to Dublin and Geneva, £89 to Rome and Edinburgh, and £99 to Vienna and Munich. The airline says it intend to roll out the fares to further European cities.Would you do a city break day trip? Where would you go?Here are some ideas:10 best things to do in Rome: a local’s guideFrom ancient treasures to modern pleasures, take a local’s tour of of the best things to see, do, eat and drink in the Eternal City.10 best things to do in Paris – a local’s guideForget the Eiffel Tower: let a local show you around the real Paris with 10 lovely things to see and do in the city of love.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Related2019 January Flight DealsThere’s no better time to find cheap flights than the ‘January sales’. There are great deals to be had from leading airlines and travel agents, whether you want to grab a last minute flight for a city break or plan your summer holiday, it’s the time to find low cost…Mythbusters: What are charter flights and how to find a good dealBudget charter flights could be a great option if you’re looking to get away for a bargain holiday. Here’s a rundown of the whats, wheres and whens of getting a great deal.6 secrets of finding the best low cost flightsWe reveal our six savviest secrets, tried and tested by expert budget travellers, that will help you to find the best low cost flights. There are a few ways of finding low cost flights that everyone knows about – like using a flight comparison site such as Skyscanner, of course.…last_img read more

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Puerto Penasco Mexico – Reported by Elite Travele

first_imgPuerto Penasco, Mexico – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineGrupo Mayan, a luxury hotel chain in Puerto Penasco, has just announced the opening of Mexico’s first privately-built airport, Mar de Cortes International. Located on the five-star Mayan Palace resort, the new airport will allow travelers to jet in for the weekend and practically step off of their plane and onto the beach. In preparation for the spring fishing season, the resort will cater to guests by arranging world-class fishing charters and expeditions.Providing visitors with an all-access pass to “the world’s aquarium,” Puerto Penasco also offers some of the best fishing on the Pacific. Now thanks to the Mar de Cortes International airport, this hot vacation destination is easily accessible as well.Prior to the airport’s construction, travel to Puerto Penasco was difficult: Air service was limited to aircraft that could land on unimproved fields, keeping the number of visitors low. The airport features an 8,200-foot concrete runway and is capable of handling Boeing 737’s and 757’s and other similar aircraft. Two taxiways accommodate three aircraft on the aprons, while L861 lighting on the runway, PAPI’s visual aids and wind cones ensure safe take-offs and landings.Now for a limited time, Mayan Palace will be offering stays to private pilots who land at Mar de Cortes International.Visit www.mayanresorts.com/mayan-palacelast_img read more

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NEW YORK — Dutch St Maarten is launching this wee

first_imgNEW YORK — Dutch St. Maarten is launching this weekend a rebranding to position the destination as a convenient hub for affluent travelers who want to hop to nearby Caribbean islands such as St. Bart’s and Anguilla. The destination is already a prime entry point for private jet travelers because of its international airport that can handle VIP movements up to 747s.Commissioner of Tourism, Economic Affairs and Sport Frans G. Richardson here to make the announcement said that his island is also a popular haven for yachters.The new marketing campaign features a redesigned logo and look meant to provide an exciting and contemporary image. Ads will run on television in key markets and transition to both out-of-home and print, including a new lifestyle website to debut as well.last_img read more

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Highgrove a Robert AM Stern luxury condominium

first_imgHighgrove, a Robert A.M. Stern luxury condominium residence in Stamford, Connecticut, will be hosting a fundraising cocktail reception to benefit The National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Connecticut Chapter, on January 29, 2009, from 6-8 PM. There will be a martini & wine bar along with light hors d’oeuvres.Mr. James Amann, Speaker of the House for the State of Connecticut, and Dr. Fred D. Lublin, Director of the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for MS at Mount Sinai, will both be the speakers. There will also be an exquisite fashion show by D. Lasprogata, who is an Italian designer, trained by renowned fashion designer Valentino.Please email info@highgrovestamford.com or call 203-323-9990 to reserve a ticket.Highgrove Sales & Design Center is located at 992 Summer Street, Stamford, Connecticut 06905. Please visit www.highgrovestamford.com for a virtual reality tour and a listing of upcoming events.last_img read more

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Cabo San Lucas—Cabo Riviera a new luxury resident

first_imgCabo San Lucas—Cabo Riviera, a new luxury residential and commercial development in the Baja Peninsula, has broken ground. Located on the Sea of Cortez 45 minutes from the Los Cabos International airport, Cabo Riviera will be the only five-star development on the East Cape of the peninsula, which is known for its calm waters, beautiful white sand beaches, abundant marine life, diving, snorkeling and unparalleled fishing and boating. The 900-acre development will be anchored by two luxury hotels and will include branded residential living, a state-of-the art signature Pete Dye golf course, and a new 285-slip marina with European-influenced old world architecture.The development is a joint venture between several partners, each with unique resort development experience both in Mexico and the U.S. Grumar S.A., based in Mexico City, developed the first U.S. branded luxury hotel in Los Cabos and has executed developments of high-end projects in Huatulco, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta and the Baja Peninsula. Grumar S.A. also constructed the three U.S. Embassies in Mexico City, Guatemala City and San Salvador. The U.S.-based partners include Gary G Jacobs, Hank Sames, Ben Barnes and James Sharp. The team brings development, financial, marketing and legal experience to the venture. The anchor five-star hotel and branded residences are a joint venture with Jorge Perez, Chairman of the Related Group of Miami.Mr. Jacobs said, “The market is demanding a pristine and secluded luxury project on the Sea of Cortez at Los Cabos, and we are responding. The East Cape of the Baja Peninsula is one of the most spectacular areas in the world. The Sea of Cortez has no pollution, stunning white sand beaches, incredible marine life and inspirational views of the majestic desert mountains of southern Baja. The air is dry, the ocean water is crystal clear, and there is a large living coral reef a few minutes off the coast. The area is perfectly-suited for light tackle and big game fishing, whale watching, ocean swimming, and hiking in the mountains.”www.caboriviera.com.mxlast_img read more

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first_img This image released by the Metropolitan Opera shows Soprano Evelyn Herlitzius as the temptress Kundry with tenor Klaus Florian Vogt in the title role of Wagner’s “Parsifal” at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. The German soprano is making belated debuts this season on U.S. opera stages at age 54, following up her Met appearances by starring as Bruennhilde in Wagner’s “Ring” cycle in San Francisco in June. (Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera via AP) German dramatic soprano making belated US opera debuts NEW YORK, N.Y. – At an age when many singers are beginning to wind down their careers, Evelyn Herlitzius is making a splash with debuts in U.S. opera houses on both coasts.For more than two decades the German dramatic soprano — with emphasis on “dramatic” — has been giving performances of searing intensity in some of opera’s most difficult roles at major theatres across Europe, from Berlin and Bayreuth to Milan and Rome.Now 54, she is finally getting the attention she deserves on U.S. opera stages. She recently triumphed at New York’s Metropolitan Opera as Kundry in Wagner’s “Parsifal,” and in June she will portray Bruennhilde in his “Ring” cycle in San Francisco. (She had previously sung concert performances at Carnegie Hall of Berg’s “Wozzeck” and Schoenberg’s “Erwartung.”)“I don’t know why it never happened before,” Herlitzius said in an interview backstage at the Met last month. “It’s a waste of time to think about that. It never came up. But it seems to be the right time now. Things happen when they ought to.”In New York, the critics were virtually unanimous in hailing her arrival. “Evelyn Herlitzius fascinated as the enigmatic shape-shifter Kundry,” wrote James Jorden on Observer.com. “Her muscular voice admittedly has quite a few miles on it, but her sterling commitment made even a few yelps standing in for high notes sound organic.”Herlitzius grew up in Osnabrueck and got a late start in opera because she originally set out to be a dancer. When she started vocal lessons, she loved the “physical experience” of singing but had trouble imagining it as a career.“Singers? … I found them silly,” she recalled with a laugh. “Their behaviour, like clucking chickens. … Could you speak in a normal way, please?”And figuring out her voice type posed problems, since she had an unusually wide range and could sing high-flying coloratura as well as the low notes of a contralto. “Nobody knew what to do with me!” she said. Her teachers tried to groom her as a lyric soprano, but “the voice was too big already. I almost died when I had to sing Pamina (in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”). It was terrible!”So she made her professional debut in a major Wagner role, Elisabeth in “Tannhaeuser,” in Flensburg, in northern Germany, in 1993, and since then has specialized in heroines of Wagner and Richard Strauss, along with other dramatic roles like the title characters in Puccini’s “Turandot” and Shostakovich’s “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District.” It was her performance in Strauss’ “Elektra” in Aix-en-Provence in 2013 that caught the attention of Met general manager Peter Gelb and led to the “Parsifal” engagement.When she first turned to singing she found her training in modern dance a liability. “As a dancer you have a totally different physiology,” she said. “You have to be slim, no tummy allowed. Don’t even breathe, breathe into your shoulders! And as a singer you have to be much more grounded. As a dancer you’re up in the air, as a singer you have to be connected with the earth, so it’s totally different. It took me a long time to change.”“But later of course it was helpful onstage because as a dancer you know more about bodies, and what could I tell with my head, my shoulders, what could I do with my hands. Some singers have great difficulties with their hands, they’re not aware of them.”For the Met’s revival of Francois Girard’s acclaimed production of “Parsifal,” she used her dance training, especially in the second act, when Kundry tries to seduce Parsifal and becomes desperate as he rebuffs her.“I had to adapt myself because it’s always difficult as a singer coming into an existing production,” she said. “You have to follow your own ideas about the role but you can’t destroy what’s already there. I thought for the second act it would be good to invent some of my own choreography. We talked about it, and I think he (Girard) was very happy. I love to improvise.”Her dance training was not lost on New Yorker music critic Alex Ross, who wrote that “it shows in the extraordinary flexibility and focus of her physical movement.”Looking ahead to San Francisco, Herlitzius describes Bruennhilde as a character who over the course of three operas matures “from teenage girl rebelling against her father to an adult woman feeling responsibility for what she’s done and for the world.”“It’s a journey. And you need five different voices to sing it!” she said. “You start (in ‘Die Walkuere’) as a coloratura for the ‘Ho-Jo-to-Hos.’ Then there are so many recitatives it’s like a lieder recital. Then you need to be a real mezzo for the Todesverkuendigung Scene.”“For ‘Siegfried,’” she continued, “the tessitura is much higher, so the ideal voice would be a huge lyric spin to sound like for ‘Aida.’ In ‘Goetterdaemmerung,’ in some ways, it’s the simplest. You don’t have to change your voice. It stays dramatic soprano. You just have to have the stamina to get through it.”As belated as her U.S. arrival has been, Herlitzius will be back at least once more, singing the Nurse in Strauss’ “Die Frau ohne Schatten” in a Met revival in 2021. She had previously sung the role of the Dyer’s Wife in the same opera. And she’s about to make a similar switch in Janacek’s “Jenufa,” moving from the title role to that of the heroine’s stepmother, the Kostelnicka.“It’s exciting to create another role in a piece I’ve already done,” she said. “You get to develop the opera from another aspect, and understand the characters from a different perspective.”center_img by Mike Silverman, The Associated Press Posted Mar 14, 2018 9:04 am PDT Last Updated Mar 14, 2018 at 9:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Mar 14, 2018 12:27 pm PDT Last Updated Mar 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Daughter of Steve Jobs is working on a memoir NEW YORK, N.Y. – Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of the late Steve Jobs, has a book deal.Grove Press announced Wednesday that Brennan-Jobs is working on a coming-of-age memoir, “Small Fry.” The book is scheduled for Sept. 4.Brennan-Jobs, 39, has been in the news much of her life. Steve Jobs was estranged from her mother, Chrisann Brennan, and initially denied that Lisa was his daughter. Brennan-Jobs was written about in Walter Isaacson’s bestselling Steve Jobs biography and has been depicted in films such as “Steve Jobs,” written by Aaron Sorkin. Grove Press is calling book the “poignant” story of growing up in different worlds and contending with a famous and unpredictable father.last_img read more

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High Museum other Atlanta spots featured in Black

first_imgHigh Museum, other Atlanta spots featured in Black Panther by Beth J. Harpaz, The Associated Press Posted Mar 21, 2018 6:36 am PDT Last Updated Mar 21, 2018 at 7:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The blockbuster movie “Black Panther” depicts a fictional futuristic country in Africa called Wakanda. But fans might be surprised to learn that some location shoots for the film were done in Atlanta.Among the stand-ins: The High Museum of Art was used for an exterior shot of the fictional Museum of Great Britain in London. Atlanta also filled in for South Korea in a couple of scenes.And the interior of Atlanta’s City Hall was used for a post-credit scene where T’Challa addresses the United Nations.A tour company called Atlanta Movie Tours takes visitors to some locations from “Black Panther” and other films on its Hero Tour and Best of Atlanta Tour.last_img read more

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Sales multiply for Pence and Oliver rabbit books

first_imgSales multiply for Pence and Oliver rabbit books NEW YORK, N.Y. – The past week was a good one for picture books about rabbits.Gay or straight.“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo” has spent the past several days at No. 1 on Amazon.com. The book it spoofed, by the wife and daughter of Vice-President Mike Pence, reached the top 10. The Pence book is a tribute to the family’s pet rabbit. The Oliver book has Marlon fall in love with a fellow male rabbit, a pointed comment on the vice-president’s opposition to gay marriage and other conservative social views. Chronicle Books, publisher of the Oliver book, says more than 400,000 copies are in print.But the Pences’ publisher, Regnery, also was pleased with the response. Regnery told The Associated Press on Monday that “Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice-President” was in its third printing, totalling more than 100,000 copies. Pence’s daughter, Charlotte, even purchased a copy of the Oliver parody, written by “Last Week Tonight” staffer Jill Twiss. Proceeds from both books are going to charity. The Pences are donating to A21, a non-profit dedicated to combating human trafficking, and an art therapy program for cancer patients, Tracey’s Kids. Oliver’s book is raising money for AIDS United and the Trevor Project, a suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.“All of us at Regnery are thrilled with the success of Karen and Charlotte Pence’s ‘Bundo’ book!” Regnery publisher Marji Ross said in a statement. “Kudos to Oliver and Chronicle for the success they are enjoying, but that doesn’t make us any less excited over how well our book is doing. There’s plenty to go around for everyone and, like Charlotte said, we can all be happy the proceeds are going to a good cause.” by The Associated Press Posted Mar 26, 2018 5:32 am PDT Last Updated Mar 26, 2018 at 6:01 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img In this March 2018 photo provided by HBO, John Oliver holds the book “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo”. (Eric Liebowitz/HBO via AP) last_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Sep 13, 2018 9:14 am PDT Last Updated Sep 13, 2018 at 10:21 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Airport fracas charge against singer Gretchen Wilson dropped ENFIELD, Conn. – Country singer Gretchen Wilson has agreed to donate $500 to charity to settle a criminal charge related to a disturbance at a Connecticut airport last month.The Grammy-winning “Redneck Woman” singer appeared Thursday in court in Enfield. A misdemeanour breach of peace charge will be dismissed based on the donation to a fund for injured crime victims.Wilson was arrested Aug. 21 at Bradley International Airport near Hartford en route to a private show at the Mohegan Sun casino. State police said Wilson was in a minor disturbance on the plane involving another passenger and a bathroom, and was arrested after becoming “belligerent” with troopers.Wilson said Thursday that everyone has bad days, but celebrities are targeted when they have one. She was to return home to Tennessee on Thursday.center_img FILE – In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, Gretchen Wilson arrives at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Wilson has agreed to donate $500 to charity to settle a criminal charge related to a disturbance at a Connecticut airport last month. The Grammy-winning “Redneck Woman” singer appeared Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 in court in Enfield. A misdemeanor breach of peace charge will be dismissed based on the donation to a fund for injured crime victims. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) last_img read more

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Vulnerability key to country singer Brett Youngs

first_imgVulnerability key to country singer Brett Young’s breakout by Kristin M. Hall, The Associated Press Posted Sep 14, 2018 8:41 am PDT Last Updated Sep 14, 2018 at 1:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this Aug. 8, 2018, photo, Brett Young poses in Nashville, Tenn. The Southern California-native has taken over as country music’s new heartbreak kid, thanks to that triple-platinum song and a string of other emotional, heartfelt ballads from this debut self-titled album in 2017. But he promises more tempo on the new album, including the title track “Ticket to L.A.,” which releases later this year. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) center_img NASHVILLE, Tenn. – “In Case You Didn’t Know,” a love ballad by country singer Brett Young, has been added to a lot of wedding playlists since it came out in 2017, but it has put Young in an awkward position for his own upcoming nuptials.Young, who is engaged to longtime girlfriend Taylor Mills, said he’s already ruled out singing that song — or any other he’s recorded — at his wedding.“One thing I think is just a terrible decision is to sing one of your own songs from your own record,” Young, 36, said. “That is such a cop-out and so cheesy and easy.”The Southern California native has taken over as country music’s new heartbreak kid, thanks to that triple-platinum song and a string of other heartfelt singles from the debut self-titled album.Young won new male artist at this year’s ACM Awards and is up for new artist at the CMA Awards in November. His platinum-selling debut spawned four platinum-selling country singles and he just announced the release of his next album with Big Machine Label Group, “Ticket to L.A.,” coming out Dec. 7.Young hoped to become a baseball player in college but was sidelined by an elbow injury. He had been playing guitar since high school and was inspired to start writing songs after listening to Gavin DeGraw. So he worked as a bartender and sang wherever he could get a gig in Los Angeles.“Ten years in total of playing bars and restaurants in one of the biggest entertainment cities in the world and I never got one meeting,” Young said during a recent interview at The Thompson Hotel in Nashville’s trendy Gulch district where he now lives. “I came to Nashville wanting to focus on the songwriting side of things. And within a year of writing songs and pitching demos with my voice on it, I had a record deal.”DeGraw said Young caught up with him as he was walking down Sunset Boulevard after a show about 10 years ago. They exchanged phone numbers and Young kept in touch to give him updates on his career.“I love his story. He had high hopes for something else and it didn’t work out,” DeGraw said. “Instead of kicking a can about it, he found a new direction. It’s a real classic underdog story.”Turns out he came to Nashville at just the right time. Young’s image as a sensitive, athlete-turned-songwriter slid right into a niche among country music fans tired of party songs. Much of his first record was based on his lengthy relationship with his fiancee.“The key has been vulnerability,” Young said. “I’m a large guy and I came from the sports world, and the last thing I wanted to do was come barrelling in with this kind of aggressive attitude. I think by being a guy that’s willing to be vulnerable and show that, it’s helped reach both male and female audiences.”He’s been serving ballad after ballad to country radio, which has been surprisingly receptive to his slower songs. But he promises more tempo on the new album, including the title track, “Ticket to L.A.,” which contains a story line fit for a Netflix romantic comedy.DeGraw and Young, together with songwriter Ross Copperman, put Young’s personal story to song in a new track they both sing on from the upcoming album, “Chapters.” It felt very full circle for DeGraw to see a fan turn into a friend that has achieved his dreams.“I’ve been lucky to have success,” DeGraw said. “It’s different when you get to watch someone you’re friends with have success. It’s well deserved. I tell Brett, ‘You’re gonna be the next stadium act.’”Young is on tour with Thomas Rhett before headlining the next CMT on Tour trek, which starts in November. And he’s still weighing his options for wedding songs.“It is an interesting dilemma knowing that I got to sing something and I have no idea what it is,” Young said. “I like stuff that happens in the 11th hour and I feel like this will be a thing I decide on like a week before or something.”__Online:http://www.brettyoungmusic.com/___Follow Kristin M. Hall at Twitter.com/kmhalllast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEWARK, N.J. — Wendy Williams has filed for divorce after nearly 22 years of marriage to her husband and manager.Her attorney, Mary Vidas, says the papers were filed in Essex County, New Jersey, where the talk show diva has a home. Vidas would not comment further on what she called “a private family matter.”The 54-year-old Williams and 46-year-old Kevin Hunter have a 19-year-old son, Kevin Jr.A representative for the “The Wendy Williams Show” says that “Kevin is supportive of Wendy and they are working through this process together.”Williams recently told her audience that she was “still very much in love” with her husband and that her wedding ring wasn’t “going anywhere.”She also disclosed last month she was living in a “sober house” because of addiction struggles.The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Apr 12, 2019 8:12 am PDT FILE – In this Nov. 7, 2014, file photo, TV talk show host Wendy Williams arrives during the 2014 Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas. Williams has filed for divorce after nearly 22 years of marriage to her husband and manager. Her attorney, Mary Vidas, says the papers were filed in Essex County, New Jersey, where the talk show diva has a home. (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP, File) Wendy Williams files for divorce after 21-year marriagelast_img read more

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first_imgMarch 28, 2005Many cottonwood trees grow along the Agua Fria Riverbed. Some of the branches have died and hang dangerously over the bunkhouse. The original construction kitchen was located in the east half of this structure. Now it is used as housing for residents and workshop participants. It has been empty for some months. [Photo & text: Yuki Y]Many cottonwood trees grow along the Agua Fria Riverbed. Some of the branches have died and hang dangerously over the bunkhouse. The original construction kitchen was located in the east half of this structure. Now it is used as housing for residents and workshop participants. It has been empty for some months. [Photo & text: Yuki Y] The bunkhouse is safe again. [Photo & text: Yuki Y] They cut one of the big branches little by little. The cut branch is lowered down carefully. [Photo & text: Yuki Y]center_img A tree cutting crew arrives with crane equipment to cut the dead branches. [Photo; Cristina Guidani & text: Yuki Y]last_img read more

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