Helder Guimaraes’ Verso to Close Off-Broadway

first_imgHelder Guimarães in ‘Verso'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 27, 2016 Verso Verso, acclaimed magician Helder Guimarães’ latest act, will shutter off-Broadway on November 27. Performances began on September 19 at New World Stages, with the production officially opening on September 28.Verso, directed by Rodrigo Santos, premiered earlier this year at the Teatro do Bolhão in Porto, Portugal. The show promises to push the limits of magic and challenge just how much audiences are willing to believe what they see.In 2006, a 23-year-old Guimarães became the youngest magician to be awarded the title World Champion of Card Magic. He went on to be named Parlour Magician of the Year in 2011 and 2012 by the Academy of Magical Arts. Guimarães uses his background in theater to develop magic shows, including Nothing to Hide (which he co-created with Derek DelGaudio) and Borrowed Time.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges.center_img Related Shows View Commentslast_img read more

The ULTRA Europe Festival will remain in Croatia until 2022

first_imgOfficially, the ULTRA Europe festival will remain in Croatia until 2022.Another exclusive information was announced at the official press conference. Croatian football club Hajduk and the festival organizers have signed a sponsorship agreement, so ULTRA Europe is the only festival in the world that directly supports the work and development of a professional football club.The festival had its premiere edition in 2013, and the organizers can boast of impressive results in just five years. Split and Croatia have become unavoidable news of all world media, and according to data and results on economic and tourist traffic and the number of visitors, the ULTRA Europe festival bears the epithet of the largest international event in Croatian history. More than 150 thousand visitors from over 140 countries are a fact that few events in the world can boast of, and that the celebratory fifth edition is just an introduction to a new chapter in the entertainment and tourism industry, confirmed Joe Basic, CEO of MPG Live. license holder and festival organizer.”I am proud and happy that I can finally confirm that the ULTRA Europe festival will remain in Croatia for at least another five years! This is a result that we would not be able to achieve without the unconditional support of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, city authorities and the tourism sector, and I am sure that successful cooperation will continue in the coming years. Our expectations and goals are very clear – with the unique concept of the destination festival to become the most important summer event and the largest festival in Europe with more than 180 thousand visitors, “Said Joe Basic, who also commented on the highest security measures that visitors expect at the stadium:”The safety of our guests is extremely important to us, so we, in cooperation with local institutions and the police, have taken all measures to ensure that everything is at the highest possible level and in accordance with our high standards.. “The organizers emphasized that with additional planned investments and investments, the festival has the potential to encourage as much as one billion kuna of additional spending per year, and that by promoting numerous domestic destinations and festival locations, the goal is to keep guests in Croatia for ten days. The importance and impact of such events for positioning Croatia as an attractive destination for tourists from all over the world is extremely important. “Large events such as ULTRA Europe, in addition to being an additional motive for the arrival of tourists, create additional value to the existing tourist offer and have great promotional value for Croatian tourism because guests who visit such world-famous attractions come from many countries around the world. The extent to which such festivals, in addition to connecting with existing and creating new additional content, contribute to the development of Croatian tourism, can be seen in the fact that some destinations have achieved exceptional growth and become even more recognizable and popular destinations in Europe and around the world. I believe that the festival will again make a great contribution to Split and the entire Split-Dalmatia County, because not only will the accommodation capacity be fully filled, but will also contribute to all other service activities.”, Said the Minister of Tourism Gary Capelli.Aljoša Bašić, marketing director of HNK Hajduk, confirmed that the ULTRA Europe festival remains where it belongs, at the most beautiful Croatian stadium in Poljud, and announced to the public the unique cooperation between the organizers and the Split club: “It is my pleasure to announce that the logo of the ULTRA Europe festival will be on the Hajduk jersey from this year. Our sleeve will be adorned with a great world brand and I am glad that we have made this step forward which means even better cooperation with the festival organizers”, Said Aljoša Bašić, marketing director of HNK Hajduk after the official signing of the contract. Namely, the ULTRA Europe festival signed a sponsorship agreement with Hajduk and thus became the first music festival in the world to support the work of a professional football club.Also, the University of Split, headed by the Rector prof. dr. sc. Šimun Anđelinović, initiated a research that will be conducted by students of the University in cooperation with the organizers, and which will show the positive economic effects on the city and the entire Split-Dalmatia County. Joško Stella, director of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, confirmed that events such as ULTRA Europe, in addition to great promotional value, greatly contribute to creating a new and different image of our tourism and give additional value to the existing tourist offer, while Alijana Vukšić, director of the Split Tourist Board , pointed out that in addition to the festival, visitors will enjoy the natural beauty and numerous cultural, sports and entertainment facilities offered by Split and the whole of Dalmatia, and she is sure that Split will be a good host of this great musical event this year as well.last_img read more

Saudi ends virus lockdown despite spike in infections

first_imgOn Sunday, the total number of infections rose to 157,612, while the death toll climbed to 1,267, according to data from the health ministry.Intensive care units in the capital Riyadh and the Red Sea city of Jeddah are crowded with coronavirus patients, putting pressure on the health care system, medical sources told AFP.But the decision to lift restrictions comes amid the kingdom’s worst economic crisis in decades as it grapples with the twin blow of low oil prices and the impact of the virus.Mosques outside of Mecca reopened at the end of May, but with strict rules imposing social distancing and other measures. But the kingdom has said the year-round “umrah” pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina will remain suspended over fears of the coronavirus pandemic spreading in Islam’s holiest cities.Authorities are yet to announce whether they will proceed with this year’s hajj, scheduled for the end of July, but have urged Muslims to defer preparations for the annual pilgrimage.Last year, some 2.5 million faithful travelled to Saudi Arabia from across the world to take part in the hajj, which all Muslims must perform at least once in their lives if able. But Saudi Arabia’s General Commission for Audiovisual Media announced the reopening of cinemas across the kingdom with strict guidelines on social distancing.”We are happy and cautious at the same time… I have been without a haircut for five months,” said Bashayer, a Saudi customer at a Riyadh hair salon.”But we are… scared. I sanitize my hands whenever I touch anything,” she said, while a hairdresser clad in a mask and face shield cut her hair.The kingdom, which has the highest reported coronavirus infections in the Gulf, has seen a spike in cases after it began a phased easing of stringent lockdown measures in late May. Saudi Arabia on Sunday ended a nationwide coronavirus curfew and lifted restrictions on businesses, including hair salons and cinemas, after three months of stringent curbs, despite a spike in infections.Prayers were also allowed to resume in mosques in the holy city of Mecca, state media reported, just weeks before the annual hajj pilgrimage is due to start.International flights and religious pilgrimages, however, remain suspended and social gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited, according to the interior ministry.center_img Topics :last_img read more