The News Review:
- Fighting the Ghost of Festivals Past
- American-Dutch gay couples to wed in Amsterdam
- Salinas’ Steinbeck Festival focuses on fantasy
- Vampire Weekend on the scene at All Points West Festival
- All Points West Festival Begins
- Pre-dawn art festival wakes up Paris
- Lake Tahoe: Late summer wine festival pet-friendly events …
Fighting the Ghost of Festivals Past
New York Times
Forty years ago with Woodstock New York gave the world what many call the archetype of the outdoor rock festival. In the last decade though as musical lollapaloozas have sprouted around the country the region has largely missed out. ne event after another has either been scrapped early or flamed out; for promoters the list is like a litany of war dead:.
American-Dutch gay couples to wed in Amsterdam
The Associated Press
Mayor Job Cohen also performed the first Dutch ceremonies after the Netherlands legalized same-sex marriage in 2001. The festival attracts hundreds of thousands of gay rights supporters to dance on packed streets in the city center and watch colorful boat-floats parade down canals. The marriage ceremonies Saturday are part of celebrations of the 400th anniversary of New York-Netherlands ties.
Salinas’ Steinbeck Festival focuses on fantasy
San Francisco Chronicle
tmpl –> For 29 years the Steinbeck Festival honoring Salinas’ favorite son has been one of Monterey County’s biggest events. This year the focus on magic swords medieval craftsmanship and the Holy Grail might lead attendees to think they’ve wandered by mistake into a fantasy convention. tmpl –> Images.
Vampire Weekend on the scene at All Points West Festival
By summer they were playing to massive crowds at festivals such as Glastonbury and Coachella. “We opened for Blur (in London) at Hyde Park last year in front of 55000 people” Baio remembers. “Performing is the best part of playing. I’m looking forward to sharing our new music at All Points West.
All Points West Festival Begins
rganizers expect more than thirty thousand people to attend the three-day event. This year?s All Points West is a mix of hyped-newcomers and bankable veterans. But two New York acts on the bill don’t really fit into either category. WNYC?s tis Hart checks out the music of Bronx rapper Kool Keith and the long-defunct duo rganized Konfusion.
Pre-dawn art festival wakes up Paris
The Associated Press
French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand one of several hundred spectators Friday hailed the event as “extremely beautiful and poetic. “”It’s clearly the fruit of years of love and rigor between a man and this extraordinary horse” he told reporters. The event dubbed “Lever de Soleil” or “Sunrise” is part of an annual festival aimed at shaking up Paris during the summer months when many inhabitants leave for the beach and the French capital becomes something of a ghost town. The festival includes a musical theater performance Spanish flamenco dance and a circus. With “Sunrise” Bartabas — who heads the Theatre Zingaro a Paris-based equestrian troop that has regaled audiences from New York to Japan — shows off Le Caravage in gardens throughout Paris. Besides the Jardin des Tuileries a neatly manicured park next to the Louvre Museum which once belonged to the royal palace the duo will do their dawn dance on the grounds of a sprawling university complex at a suburban Seine-side park and in the Marais district of central Paris. No photographs are allowed.
Lake Tahoe: Late summer wine festival pet-friendly events …
Los Angeles Times
The package includes eight beer tickets (other beer tickets can be bought the day of the event for $4 each). 6 – 21st Annual Alpen Wine Festival: Where wine connoisseurs toast each other with vintages from more than 40 California vineyards served in a Spiegalau crystal souvenir wine glass or peruse the incredible Silent Auction room for great deals on wine and art. With this package you receive entry ($40) and two commemorative glasses with sampling from 2-5 p.
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