Matías Duville: Desert Means Ocean Exhibit on Display at MOLAA

Horizontal desert landscape that depicts a sun and desert sand dunes using degradations of red colored sanguine.

Artwork by Matías Duville titled “El único medio del planeta, 2019 Sanguine on paper”, Courtesy of the artist.

Ocean landscape in shades of blue, depicting a surfer riding the wave.

Artwork by Matías Duville Untitled, 2019, Oil on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Logo for the Matías Duville exhibition at MOLAA. Text reads: desert means ocean, Matías Duville. August 25 - December 1, 2019.

Logo for the Matías Duville exhibition at MOLAA.

The Museum of Latin American Art invites the public to this exhibit opening Sunday, August 25. Artist and Guest Curator will be available for interviews

The artwork in this exhibition is the result of the artist’s residency in MOLAA. This unique event provides Latin American & Latino artists a space to explore, develop and present their vision.”

— Lourdes Ramos, Ph.D., President & CEO of MOLAA

LONG BEACH, CA, UNITED STATES, August 22, 2019 / — The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) invites the public to the “Matías Duville: desert means ocean” exhibit on display at MOLAA, opening Sunday, August 25.

“The body of work that make up this exhibition is the result of the artist’s residency in MOLAA during the months of July and August 2019. This MOLAA residency is a unique event and an ideal occasion to provide Latin American and Latino artists a space to explore, develop and present their artistic vision. Matías Duville’s artwork draws the spectator into raw landscapes that provoke opportunities to connect with the personal imagery of the artist and explore the differences and similarities between deserts and oceans,” said Lourdes Ramos, Ph.D., President & CEO of MOLAA.

During the two months spent in preparation for his exhibit, Argentinian artist, Matías Duville, drew inspiration from Southern California’s deserts and oceans. Duville’s collection of drawings highlight the timeless interconnection between land and sea.

“For me, the Pacific Ocean is a strong influence; that’s the core of the exhibition,” said Duville. “The exhibition is a dialogue between the ocean and the desert, focusing on how they impact each other.”
His work is characterized by experimentation with expressive strokes and procedures which reveal a certain brutality. In his practice, Duville navigates questions such as permeability between inside and outside through the process of drawing, sculptures, moving images, and music with his band Centolla Society. The tension between opposites, mutation and time are some of the subjects that feature in his most recent works.

“The principle of this exhibit is not solely based on aesthetics, it’s conceptual,” said Stefanie Hessler, guest curator. “The idea of the convergence between the ocean and land is conveyed in the layout of the presentation.”

Duville’s artworks have been collected by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, Fundación ARCO in Spain, Blanton Museum of Art in Texas, and the Modern Art Museum in Buenos Aires among others. His recent projects include The Valise Project (MoMA, New York, 2017), Arena Parking (Art Basel, Miami, 2016), Arena Parking (Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Airea, 2015), Mutações (MAM, Rio de Janeiro, 2015), Precipitar una especie, (Barro, Buenos Aires, 2014), Discard Geography (Ecole de Beaux Arts, Chapelle des Petits-Augustins, Paris, 2013), Safari (Malba, 2013) and Alaska (Drawing Center, New York, 2013).

Duville’s “desert means ocean” exhibit will be on display at MOLAA from Sunday, August 25 through Saturday, December 1. The Museum of Latin American Art is located at 628 Alamitos Ave. in Long Beach. MOLAA is open Wednesday through Sunday with general admission priced at $10. For more information, visit MOLAA’s website at or call (562) 437-1689.

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The Travel Industry Continues to Adjust to Consumer Demand

Galena Stavreva, CEO of

Galena Stavreva, CEO of

Deniz Tekerek, co-founder of Portier Technologies

Deniz Tekerek, co-founder of Portier Technologies

Tauseen Malik, General Manager of The Porter hotel

Tauseen Malik, General Manager of The Porter hotel

Changes are coming to the travel industry and Candice Georgiadis speaks to 3 individuals who are at the forefront.

Travel is about rejuvenation, adventure, fulfillment, learning new skills, and ‘being more of who you are.’ It is no longer just ticking off places and things and flopping in the sun.”

— Galena Stavreva, CEO of

GREENWICH, CT, USA, August 22, 2019 / — Candice Georgiadis, owner of the blog by her namesake, interviews individuals on the cutting edge of hotel, travel, lifestyle and other similar topics. She expands the marketing foot print of companies with a combination of branding and imaging across social media and conventional websites.

In her latest interviews, Candice Georgiadis reaches out to 3 different travel industry specialists to shed light on the changes coming in the next 5 years. Travelers are always pushing for more memorable and more complete experiences. Pulling out the specific ‘5 year’ question, below we see Candice Georgiadis interviewing Galena Stavreva, CEO of

Can you share 5 examples of how travel and hospitality companies will be adjusting over the next five years to the new ways that consumers like to travel?

Travel is about rejuvenation, adventure, fulfillment, learning new skills, and ‘being more of who you are.’ It is no longer just ticking off places and things and flopping in the sun. The tourism industry needs to start offering more complete experiences and to focus on promoting responsible tourism which helps local people, and protects the environment. Along with enjoying paradise, you can learn about the poverty the local people live in, and be educated about ways you can help. I also think that more and more travel providers will start allowing name changes for their reservations, so that their users can sell them on if they can’t go. Travellers are starting to expect this service as part of the good customer service experience. The full interview can be read here.

Answering the same question with further details is Deniz Tekerek, co-founder of Portier Technologies:

Can you share 5 examples of how travel and hospitality companies will be adjusting over the next five years to the new ways that consumers like to travel?

1. Chinese millennials — there’s been a global approach to Chinese travelers that focused on spending on luxury goods and very much a mass approach. The Chinese traveler is already a lot more sophisticated than that, and rather than jumping on that bandwagon, travel companies and hotels will have to offer the same special experiences that might be relevant to the American or European millennial.

2. Technology — I think there’s going to be a big reversal in terms of type of technologies that companies will invest in. A robot is cool, but does it really drastically change things at a hotel? AR and VR are buzzwords, and hotel executives are quick to go for it, but the tech’s validity for hotels in particular, is extremely questionable.

3. Feel like home — this might be a more personal view, but more and more hospitality companies promote the idea that travelers want to “feel like home”. Why do they travel then? Isn’t a hotel stay an escape from the day-to-day? I think this area could see some reversal.

4. General experiences — I believe that the number of people deciding on in-destination experiences after they arrive will stay steady, so hotels really need to think about removing their tour desks and start working with third party providers that can enable seamless experiences when it comes to selecting and booking an experience. Read the rest of the interview here.

In a third interview, Candice Georgiadis sits down with Tauseen Malik, General Manager of The Porter, Portland, Oregon’s 16-Story Hilton owned hotel.

Can you share 5 examples of how travel and hospitality companies will be adjusting over the next five years to the new ways that consumers like to travel?

We are already experiencing changes within hospitality in the last few years as we gear to tailor our products and services to the evolving landscape of travelers and millennials. A few things that I anticipate happening over the next five years:

1. Introduction of new brands, hospitality companies are constantly evolving and introducing new brands to cater to specific segments. Lifestyle brands will continue to evolve with focus on food & beverage experiences and partnering with local talented chefs. The design of new hotels has also changed significantly over the years, with social spaces becoming more of a trend. That will continue to evolve in the lifestyle segment and even in traditional hotels. Hotels will strive to offer authentic and local experiences through partnerships, design and food & beverage programing.

2. Technology is going to continue to play an instrumental role in our industry and companies will need to find the right balance of using technology and not sacrificing personal service. Overall technology will make the guest experience more convenient. Seamless connectivity across the board for guests and all users will be critical. Technology has also made travel to new places easier and that trend will continue to grow.

3. A recent trend that we are witnessing is the blend of leisure travel with business travel. Travelers will continue to extend business trips to explore and get to connect with these cities. Check out the rest of the interview here.

These 3 interviews bring some excellent insight into the future of travel. Candice Georgiadis continues to build the branding for these individuals/companies through her interviews that draw the reader in to find out more.

About Candice Georgiadis
Candice Georgiadis is an active mother of three as well as a designer, founder, social media expert, and philanthropist. Candice Georgiadis is the founder and designer at CG & CO. She is also the Founder of the Social Media and Marketing Agency: Digital Agency. Candice Georgiadis is a Social Media influencer and contributing writer to ThriveGlobal, Authority Magazine and several others. In addition to her busy work life, Candice is a volunteer and donor to St Jude’s Children’s hospital.

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Travel & Expense Software Market 2019 Global Industry, Demand, Suppliers, Analysis, Forecasts 2025

This report covers market characteristics, size and growth, segmentation, regional breakdowns, competitive landscape, market shares, trends and strategies

PUNE, INDIA, August 22, 2019 / — In 2018, the global Travel & Expense Software market size was xx million US$ and it is expected to reach xx million US$ by the end of 2025, with a CAGR of xx% during 2019-2025.

This report focuses on the global Travel & Expense Software status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Travel & Expense Software development in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, India and Central & South America.

The segmental analysis helps derive a comprehensive understanding of the Travel & Expense Software market. The segmental study of the Travel & Expense Software market has been broadly based on category, type, application, and end-use. Our analysts have assembled indispensable information that discuss the regional progress of the Travel & Expense Software market, on performing exhaustive primary and secondary research. A bottom-up approach has been kept to calculate the revenue figures the Travel & Expense Software market is anticipated to register. The report on the Travel & Expense Software market discusses trends that are involved in the market that help in designing strategies for profitable investments and execute plans that can pack a punch for the Travel & Expense Software market to grow.

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SAP Concur
Zoho Expense
Receipt Bank
Workday HCM

Market segment by Type, the product can be split into
Cloud Based
Web Based

Market segment by Application, split into
Large Enterprises

Market segment by Regions/Countries, this report covers
North America
Southeast Asia
Central & South America

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2 Global Growth Trends
3 Market Share by Key Players
4 Breakdown Data by Type and Application
5 North America
6 Europe
7 China
8 Japan
9 Southeast Asia
10 India
11 Central & South America
12 International Players Profiles
13 Market Forecast 2019-2025
14 Analyst's Viewpoints/Conclusions

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Travel and Tourism Market Segmentation, Parameters and Prospects 2019 to 2025 Market Research Report

New Study On “Global Travel and Tourism Market Trends and Forecast 2025” Added to Wise Guy Reports Database

PUNE , MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, August 22, 2019 / — Global Travel and Tourism Industry

New Study On “Global Travel and Tourism Market Trends and Forecast 2025” Added to Wise Guy Reports Database

The report on the Global Travel and Tourism Market offers a deep understanding of the current trends and events in the industry. The report was formulated by correlating the historical data with insightful Market dynamics. Through this, analysts were able to make very precise projections of the market. The report includes an in-depth segmental analysis of the Global Travel and Tourism Industry and provides acute insights on the same. The report was prepared in an extensive manner to aid existing and emerging industry participants in making calculated and informed decisions on operation management and growth strategies that they need to employ. The industry participants will also have access to information like opportunities in the market, restraints, ongoing trends, and drivers.

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For competitor segment, the report includes global key players of Travel and Tourism as well as some small players. 
* Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA
* Localiza Rent A Car SA
* MSC Cruises
* Hotelaria Accor Brasil SA
* Blue Tree Hotels and Resorts

The report has provided a detailed profiling of many notable players functioning in the Global Travel and Tourism market. This analysis provides various strategies adopted by such Market players to expand and to gain a competitive edge over their industry peers. 

The estimate and analysis of the Travel and Tourism Market have been conducted on a regional as well as Global level. On the basis of regions, the Market has been studied in North America, Latin America (LATAM), Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), and the Middle East and Africa (MEA). The report has included the Market in each of these regions expansively, with a detailed analysis of the latest outlook, trends, and growth opportunities.

The Global Travel and Tourism Industry is segmented on the basis of different aspects including a detailed regional segmentation. This allows the reader to gain an in-depth perspective of the regional Travel and Tourism market. Such regional segmentation includes a detailed study of markets for North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East & Africa.

Business services serve an integral role in backing daily operation and activity. The product in the business service industry is not a tangible product but an intangible service rendered by one partner to another. The gradual development of global businesses serves a prime catalyst for the expansion of the business service market. The need to ensure efficient functioning and management of day to day and long-term activities has further placed importance on the development of business services. The popular business services provided by companies offer business services are banking, warehousing, insurance, communication, transport to cover a few with many more being offered in the portfolios of industry players.

The services primarily sold to organizations are intended to help them in redefining their business operations for the digital agenda and improve their operational responsiveness while accelerating the transformation of business processes. As services that are offered in this industry represent a large industry and common business model, the industry employs millions of employees globally and is a major contributor to employment growth within business services. The swift growth of this industry allows other organizations to direct resources to their core capabilities and consequently bring about increased productivity in the overall economy. The global demand in the industry is powered by innovative business growth, job development, growing corporate participation, and growing disposable income levels. As a result, the industry is estimated to demonstrate fast growth in developing economies such as the Africa and Asia Pacific region.

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Trinco Blu by Cinnamon: Community Initiatives That Matter

Trinco Blu by Cinnamon

Trinco Blu management and staff are dedicated to their various CSR programs in the local Trincomalee community.

With retro interiors and plush comforts to make you feel right at home, Trinco Blu by Cinnamon is located in the heart of the deep blue of Sri Lanka’s east coast – the best place in Sri Lanka to spot dolphins and blue whales.

Green Globe recently recertified Trinco Blu by Cinnamon with the resort achieving a commendable compliance score of 86%.

Energy Saving Measures

The resort has implemented a number of initiatives to reduce energy use. Guest rooms are fitted with Energy Management Systems and LED bulbs (90%) or CFL bulbs. Solar heaters are utilized for hot water heating in all guest rooms and the kitchen. The majority of air conditioning units are inverter type AC units (82%) and old units will continually be replaced with the latest inverter models. Another simple, effective energy saving measure is a skylight that allows natural light to shine into the laundry area. Plans have been made to install solar electricity generation during the next refurbishment.

CSR Initiatives

Trinco Blu management and staff are dedicated to their various CSR programs in the local Trincomalee community. Charitable causes are wide ranging and include a weekly donation of 50 bread buns to the Grace Home and a monthly alms giving program for the Gokanna Temple. Employees rallied together and collected a total of LKR 86,400 that was donated along with retired linen to victims who survived the Easter bomb attack in Batticaloa Church.

As part of their CSR vision, Trinco Blu organises recreational and educational programs for local children. The resort runs free fun activities at a neighbouring Children’s home and also conducted a Cinnamon Youth Empowerment Program for 80 children to develop their English language skills and IT knowledge.


Regular sustainability training is conducted for employees. Staff members eagerly participate in environmental activities such as beach and lagoon clean ups and tree planting. Trinco Blu’s Green Team has initiated a Mango Plantation project and so far more than 200 saplings have been planted on the resort premises. More tree plantings to curb GHG effects are planned for the future.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Waste management improvements continue to be made at the resort. Polythene bags have been replaced with reusable cloth or rexin bin liners in guest and staff areas reducing the number of plastic bin liners from 3500 to 500 per month. There are plans to steadily reduce this number over time. Currently, single use plastic straws are also being phased out with paper straws provided only when requested.

In line with the property’s Reduce, Reuse, Recycle principles, food waste is diverted to a community biogas plant located in the town of Trincomalee or given to local piggeries for animal feed. Furthermore, garden areas are irrigated via recycled water treated at the onsite sewage treatment plant (STP) while garden waste is used in compost.

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Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa Preserves Island Home

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

Green Globe recently recertified Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa.

Located in North Huvadhoo, one of the largest natural atolls in the world, the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is a haven with natural white beach, azure lagoon and a 360° house reef steps away from each villa.

Green Globe recently recertified Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa with the resort achieving a high compliance score of 86%.

Pravin Kumar, General Manager at the property said, “Environmental preservation and sustainability was not just an idea created during the resort’s operational years. Ever since the resort’s early design phases, the dedicated commitment to environmental preservation and sustainability has very much been and continues to be a culture. While we provide guests with a barefoot luxury holiday experience, we also acknowledge that our presence leaves a footprint. We will continue our green efforts and strive to sustain and preserve this place that we call home.”

Management and staff members adhere to a comprehensive Sustainability Management Plan. Water and energy consumption, monitored daily and monthly, have met predicted targets and reduction goals for 2020 have already been set. A solar panel on one of the buggies has been trialled at the resort and it is hoped that solar powered buggies will be launched on a larger scale in coming years.

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa ensures that Maldivian culture is represented throughout the resort. Locally made beads and fabric have been incorporated into Do Not Disturb signs on doors and tasty Maldivian short eats are provided for snacks. Fun facts about the islands are promoted in all rooms via an iPad compendium that can access information about Maldivian history and culture, and environmental knowledge such as the formation of the atolls.

Locally employed team members who can best showcase and explain daily life on an island act as guides for guests when visiting other neighboring islands. Furthermore, the resort plans to train local residents as dive instructors in the future, which will provide viable livelihoods for those in the wider community.

Waste management in the Maldives has been challenge in the past and the resort keeps an up-to-date record of where all waste goes and how much is recycled. Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa recycles approximately 50% of its waste. Almost all glass and used oil is recycled. Plastics are sent to an international non-profit organization, which collects and re-cycles plastic waste that can be used in products such as branded sports apparel and shoes.

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"New Earth," A Song for the Future by Kate Magdalena

And I saw a new heaven, and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away.

San Francisco Artist Kate Magdalena Sings A Possible Future

If the collective imagination has power, holding the image of the earth healed and whole may serve us.”

— Kate Magdalena

SAN FRANCISCO , CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, August 22, 2019 / — Into the dark pond of looming environmental challenges, Kate Magdalena offers her latest song “New Earth.” Like the calm at the center of a storm, the song and accompanying artwork by California visionary painter Suzanne De Veuve, posit an earth healed and whole, a living planet in a universe created by a loving intelligence. Beyond the human ravages upon nature, the earth continues to pour its abundant life upon humankind, and if given the chance, can heal. Beyond the human manipulation of the earth’s natural systems, beyond the threat of nuclear disaster, beyond the destruction of the earth’s forests and oceans, beyond the wars, Kate puts forward the picture of the earth healed. If the collective imagination has power, as Carl Jung expressed, then holding a picture of the earth healed and whole may serve as a constructive inspiration, offering possibilities that the opposing view does not. The song also echoes the words powerfully expressed in the Bible, "For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things will not be remembered, nor come to mind." Isaiah 65:17

“New Earth” is the most recent release from Kate’s upcoming album “A Larger Dance,” coming this October. The recordings have been produced by GRAMMY-nominated producer Billy Smiley (Johnny Cash, Whiteheart, Clay Aiken, and the Newsboys) and feature some of Nashville’s finest musicians with Fred Eltringham (The Wallflowers and Sheryl Crow), Byron House (Robert Plant and the Band of Joy), Blair Masters (Garth Brooks) and Brennan Smiley (The Technicolors).

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Murder in Paradise: Family Invokes Renown Private Investigator TJ Ward to Solve the Case of Casey Scott MacPherson

Pronounced dead December 30, 2018 on UK’s idyllic Island Harbor, Anguilla, actor/producer Casey Scott MacPherson, 37, had succumb to a fatal dose of MDA.

FRESNO, CA, US, August 21, 2019 / — “It doesn’t matter how famous you are,” quips T.J. Ward, the private investigator who has followed leads on The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway since 2005, “when a murder takes place on an island outside of the jurisdiction of the U.S., and tourism is at stake, no local authority will search for a perpetrator. It’s bad for business.” Pronounced dead December 30, 2018 on UK’s idyllic Island Harbor, Anguilla, actor and producer Casey Scott MacPherson and childhood friend Caleb Guillory, both 37, succumb to a fatal dose psychostimulant MDA (more commonly seen in its derivative form, MDMA, or “ecstasy”).

Known for The Perfect House (2013), The Bold and the Beautiful (2015) and The Hotel Barclay (2013), MacPherson and his wife, Barbara, packed up and left Fresno, California in 2018 for the Caribbean Island of Anguilla, where Casey could fulfill his lifelong dream to study medicine. Childhood friends Caleb Guillory and Chuck Gross, along with their wives, came to visit during Casey’s medical school winter break. As the six walked from the beach following dinner and drinks, Casey and Caleb became tragically ill; they were by ambulance to Princess Alexandra Hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.

Family friend, Kara Schacher, received a call from Barbara and booked a flight to the island to help them. She found the four survivors of the group locked in separate cells, lacking food and water, or any assistance or contact with the U.S. Consulate. In order to secure their release, the return of their passports, and the bodies of Casey and Caleb, they had agreed to accept a formal apology by the Island Commissioner for the “tragic accident.” The bodies were taken to the neighboring Island of St. Martins and cremated. Only then, the questions began.

According to Casey's father, Fresno radio producer Charlie MacPherson, “This wasn’t simply an accident. Casey was poisoned.” Moreover, the story of what happened that fatal evening kept changing. When Charlie found out that Casey’s life insurance was significantly increased prior to his move to Anguilla, the family contacted the U.S. State Department suspecting foul play, but documents were scarce, and his immediate family was not considered “next-of-kin.” Curious, Charlie asked, “What if the closest next-of-kin is the person who had the most to gain from Casey’s death?” The State Department refused to answer or take any further questions from MacPherson.

Charlie had been following the casework of private investigator T.J. Ward, who faced similar issues in Aruba after 18 year-old Alabama teen Natalee Holloway was drugged by a bartender at the request Joran Van der Sloot, a local Judge’s son – and godson of the Dutch island’s chief of police; the basis of a 2017 six-part series on NBC’s Oxygen Network, the location of Natalee’s body remains a mystery. According to Ward, “Nothing adds up about the deaths of Casey and Caleb. It’s quite clear the Royal Anguilla Police’s first priority was simply to make the deaths go away.”

Ward and his team of experts plan to return to the island to investigate, tasked with the duties not carried out by the island’s government or law enforcement, and outside the traditional reach of United States authorities. “These operations can be very dangerous, but there can be no closure until we bring to light why Casey and Caleb were killed.” A GoFundMe Campaign has been set up by the MacPherson family and friends. All funds will go toward the costs of the investigation. “We will be documenting our journey and investigation,” adds Ward, “and expect this case to be solved.”

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Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival announces its 2020 season lineup: Love, Wit, Warfare & More

Our 31st Season is designed to entertain and inspire live theatre lovers of all kinds. It offers tempting choices for one and all.”

— Christopher Gaze, Bard on the Beach Artistic Director

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, August 21, 2019 / — While the 30th season of Bard on the Beach continues until September 21, Artistic Director Christopher Gaze has just announced the lineup for the Festival’s 31st Season, which will run from June 11 to September 26, 2020. It includes the most popular play in Bard’s history, plus a thrilling historical drama, a music-filled Jazz Age romance and a provocative contemporary play based on Milton’s Paradise Lost.

On the BMO Mainstage, the beloved comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which has delighted audiences around the world and across the ages, plays in repertory with Shakespeare’s epic historical tale, Henry V. The Howard Family Stage offers two contrasting productions: Love’s Labour’s Lost, a restaging of Bard’s 2015 hit Jazz Age production, alternating with Paradise Lost, a critically acclaimed modern take on the battle between good and evil. Says Gaze: “Our 31st Season is designed to entertain and inspire live theatre lovers of all kinds. It offers tempting choices for one and all, whether you’re a committed Shakespeare fan or you’ve never seen a play at Bard before.”

Here are the plays, in short:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare's comic masterpiece follows four desperate lovers and a troupe of stumbling actors through enchanted woods, on a journey of discovery to find out who they are, who they love, and why it matters. Set against a backdrop of early Industrial Revolution, enter into a place where the natural and supernatural worlds have merged, with elves, goblins, and talking trees guiding the way. Come see what lies beyond the ordinary – and lose yourself in the magic!
Directed by Scott Bellis (The Two Gentlemen of Verona, 2017). Runs from June 11 – September 26.

Henry V – Set in a mythical realm and inspired by medieval fantasy, Henry V is a sweeping, emotional tale of two kingdoms at war. Young King Hal moves from innocence to hard-won experience as he leads his country into battle, struggling against the advice of his senior counsellors, his own doubts, and the spectres of two powerful paternal figures: his father, Henry IV, and the trickster Falstaff. This riveting story explores what burden is placed on our young leaders when they face conflict, what price they will pay, and how much blood will be on their hands?
Kate Besworth (The Taming of the Shrew, 2019) plays King Henry. Directed by Lois Anderson (The Taming of the Shrew, 2019; Lysistrata, 2018). Runs from June 12 – September 20.

Love’s Labour’s Lost – It's the Jazz Age, the music is live and the party is in full swing, but a rum-running kingpin and his pals have chosen to turn their backs on the liquor and the ladies. They intend to follow a simpler, scholarly life – but can their resolve hold fast against the temptations of three beautiful, witty women? This revival of Bard’s 2015 hit makes a joyous return to 1920s Chicago and is filled with live performances of American Songbook classics.
“Thou canst expect a rip-roaring, speakeasy-happy time.” Georgia Straight (2015)
Directed again by Daryl Cloran (As You Like It, 2018; Shakespeare in Love, 2019). Runs from July 3 – September 26.

Paradise Lost – by Erin Shields
The battle is on for the souls of Adam and Eve, in this provocative retelling of John Milton’s epic poem, Paradise Lost.
Satan has been kicked out of Heaven and is bent on revenge. She learns of a new creation – “humans” – and escapes from Hell, determined to undo what God has created. In a time when we’re asking ourselves fundamental questions about the nature of humanity, playwright Erin Shields takes us beyond traditional ideas of good and evil to look deep into our own souls. First produced by the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in 2018, this is the play’s first Western Canadian staging.
“Brilliant. Irreverent, extremely funny and stingingly contemporary.” Toronto Star (2018)
Jessie Award-winner Colleen Wheeler plays Satan. Directed by Anita Rochon (Cymbeline, 2015).
Runs from July 10 – September 20.

The 31st Season will also offer a variety of special events, from orchestral and opera concerts to the popular Bard-B-Q & Fireworks nights. Updates on the 2020 Festival will be posted regularly at .

Tickets and packages: Advance sales of 2020 Bard Season Packs begin Wednesday August 21, 2019 and offer a substantial discount on tickets to all four productions. The lowest Season Pack price of the year – $167 – will be in effect until September 3, after which the price of the voucher package will rise. Flex Packs go on sale in November, and single tickets in early April 2020. Order Season Packs now through the Bard website or by calling the Bard Box Office at 604-739-0559.

NOTE: All run dates and casting are subject to change.

Cynnamon Schreinert
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Make it an Autumn to Remember at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa Fall Events

The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa has events to make this autumn season one to remember.

Join us at The Houstonian for a Paul Hobbs wine dinner.

The Paul Hobbs wine dinner complete with wine pairings and great food is just one example of the great events found at The Houstonian.

Trellis is the perfect place to stay cozy this fall season.

Trellis Spa is the perfect place to stay cozy this fall with one of their signature spa packages.

All good things must come to an end including the summer season, but The Houstonian has several events lined up that will make this fall season one to remember.

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, August 21, 2019 / — The dog days of summer are almost over and everyone is ready to usher in cooler temps, pumpkin spice and everything nice. The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa has curated a bevy of events that will make taking advantage Houston’s autumn season easy, enjoyable and above all, luxurious. Explore these and many more special offers at The Houstonian.

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Autumn Awakening Weekend Package
Immerse yourself in our revitalizing weekend package designed as the perfect fall detox with a private Autumn Equinox Yoga session and a self-heating mud body treatment at Trellis Spa. The unique “cocoon” treatment prevents cellular fatigue and is designed to pull away tension and impurities leaving you re-mineralized and oxygenated. Try a complimentary Meditation or “Breathe, Move & Flow” class with your complimentary Chai Spice Smoothie at the exclusive Houstonian Club, and you will be rejuvenated and ready for the holiday rush.

Special weekend rate for deluxe accommodations, Friday, Saturday or Sunday from September through November. Add a private consultation for a fast or cleanse program or individualized program for weight loss, hormone balance or anti-inflammation with The Houstonian’s registered licensed dietician to cap off the weekend.

Autumn Awakening Weekend Package Includes:
• Houstonian Fresh Fruit amenity upon arrival
• Private Autumn Equinox Yoga session with a Houstonian Club yoga professional
• 50-minute Tension Relief Cocoon Body Treatment at Trellis Spa per guest
• One Chai Spice Smoothie per guest from Center Court Café
• Complimentary access to the exclusive Houstonian Club

Karbach Home Run Package
Get ready for some local fun and flavor! Enjoy a Houston Astros game on state-of-the-art TV’s in The Bar and crack open a couple of cold Karbach Crawford Bock beers! This hometown favorite made its debut at the 2019 Astros Fan Fest and raises funds for the Astros Foundation. Guests will also receive a Karbach gift-pack that includes two classic Karbach pilsner glasses and a tour of the Karbach Brewery, located just 10 minutes from The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa.

Karbach Home Run Package Includes:
• Deluxe Accommodations
• Two Karbach Beers at The Bar at The Houstonian
• Karbach Gift Pack that includes two classic pilsner glasses
• Complimentary Transportation to the Karbach Brewery for tour
• Complimentary access to the exclusive Houstonian Club and resort pools

Southern Smoke Festival Package
The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa is proud to be a sponsor of the popular Southern Smoke Festival. Located only 10 minutes from the festival grounds guests can stay at the iconic Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa and enjoy four on-site restaurants, classic bars, and access to the exclusive Houstonian Club.

Southern Smoke Festival Package Includes:
• Deluxe accommodations October 4-7
• Texas-themed arrival amenity
• Two complimentary cocktails at The Bar
• Three resort pools and complimentary use of the exclusive Houstonian Club
• Complimentary self-parking

Fast & Fabulous Weekend
The Houstonian Hotel celebrates fast, exotic and ultra-luxury cars with two fabulous events, September 19-23, to kick off the 2019 Houston Exotic Auto Festival. Event guests will have a chance to win a Fast & Fabulous Weekend at The Houstonian that includes a Porsche Macan or Lamborghini Urus weekend experience.

Hotel guests will see the newest exotics and super cars from Lamborghini Houston, the ultra-luxury automobiles of Rolls-Royce North Houston, and the thrilling model lineup from Porsche of North Houston, courtesy of indiGO Auto Group.

Racing Series Kick-Off Dinner
Fast & Fabulous Weekend exotic car enthusiasts will have the opportunity to enjoy fabulous food and Keven Buckler Adobe Road “Racing Series” Wines at the Racing Series Kick-off Dinner on Saturday, September 21, 7-9 p.m. in the Hearth Room at TRIBUTE.

Miraval Brunch at The Manor House
Bountiful bunch, Miraval bubbles and beautiful cars will also be available to enjoy as part of the Fast & Fabulous Weekend on September 22, from 11 a.m. -1:30 p.m. at the Historic Manor House at The Houstonian.

Paul Hobbs Wine Dinner
Join us for an evening discovering the textures and flavors of the Paul Hobbs Winery. California meets Texas as hosts Chris Hobbs and Houstonian Sommelier Vanessa Boyd showcase special vintages paired with four courses presented by Executive Chef Neal Cox.

Paul Hobbs Wine Dinner Details:
• September 20, 2019
• The Hearth Room, located in TRIBUTE.
• 6:30 – 9 p.m.
• Reservations required

Nature Hikes
Join Nature Scout Kelly for a morning of outdoor fun to explore plants, trees, animals and nature found along the wooded trail of The Houstonian property. Complimentary for Hotels Guests and Club members on Saturday & Sunday mornings in September & October from 9 to 10 a.m.

Nature Hike Breakfast in TRIBUTE.

• Only $16 + per adult and $9 for children ages 5-12 years.
• Includes kids craft project.
• Reservations are requested for hike (complimentary) and/or breakfast.
• Breakfast includes entreé and non-alcoholic beverage. Members First discount not applicable to special breakfast pricing.

Gabi De la Rosa
The Houstonian Hotel Club & Spa
+1 832-202-9600
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire