The SPARBAR legends

Introducing Demee Koch AN ADVOCATE


and giving back


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August 20,  2020


Demee Koch is an advocate for conscious entrepreneurship and social branding.


SPARBAR, the original pioneer of SPARBAR™ boxing, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and fitness equipment, is excited to introduce Demee Koch as part of its international renowned committee of Board Advisors.

Demee Koch is an advocate for conscious entrepreneurship and social branding. The Swiss-based serial entrepreneur with a solid experience of 21 years in the health and beauty industry was awarded GLOBAL FWN100 2019 MOST INFLUENTIAL FILIPINA IN THE WORLD in Paris. She became a trusted business advisor to successful global brands run by social entrepreneurs.


Boxing is a challenging way of getting to know one’s own strength, endurance and mental wellness. And it is one of the most rewarding ones out there when it comes to personal gain regarding such traits as character building, self-confidence and self-improvement. SPARBAR understands that as a philosophy, and puts social responsibility at the forefront of their activities. Founder Jasvinder “Jazz” Gill set up the SPARBAR Kids & Youth Academy. “We want young people to succeed, to actively create their personal journey, and to be full of self-esteem and able to take care of and to stand up for themselves,” says Jazz and adds “Demee is a valuable source to provide a strong business foundation, that is able to give back to society.”

The SPARBAR kids ambassadors such as 13 year old world kickboxing champion, sandee muay thai champion and K1 British champion Tiah Ayton and youth Olympic gold medallist Karol Itauma, 19, are the heartbeat of SPARBAR, and (unintentionally) became the secret sauce for the social media viral success of the brand which proves, that social activities provide shareholder value.

Source : SparBar Inc.





“Not only needs the product to be truly purpose driven. SPARBAR’s mission is to make boxing accessible to anyone, no matter what age, gender or fitness level,” says the mother of two boys and adds: “Brands I work with focus on giving back as a way of conscious entrepreneurship.”

“You need a sustainable company to be able to do sustainable charity,” says Demee, who received her MBA in International Marketing from the Swiss Business School in Zurich, and operates from a strong network of global business connections across multiple sectors of products and services. “My focus right now is on setting up the exclusive manufacturing of the innovative SPARBAR fitness equipment in the Philippines, where the whole production process will be connected to a groundbreaking local social support system and talent development by SPARBAR,” Demee adds.



Diamond Resorts

Signs Travis Tritt as newest

Diamond Celebrity Ambassador


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August 20,  2020


Diamond Resorts®, a global leader in the hospitality, vacation ownership and entertainment industries, is excited to announce that southern rock-influenced country music artist Travis Tritt has signed on as the company’s newest Diamond Celebrity ambassador.

Tritt will represent Diamond Resorts alongside a roster of celebrities, including country music artists Cole Swindell, Lee Brice, Jana Kramer, Dan + Shay, Colt Ford and Lauren Alaina.

In 2020, the Diamond Live event platform went digital, transforming into the #DiamondLIVE @ Home concert series. Diamond Celebrities and invited musical performers including Maddie Poppe, Tyler Farr and Neal McCoy have performed exclusive live concerts from their homes to spread positivity during the global pandemic.  

For the full schedule of #DiamondLIVE @ Home events, go to

Source : Diamond Resorts

Travis Tritt is the latest country music artist to join Diamond Resorts, a leader in the vacation ownership industry, as a Diamond Celebrity ambassador. Travis will perform private shows this year exclusively for Diamond Resorts members.


Travis Tritt is a legendary talent in the country music industry,” said Mike Flaskey, Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Resorts. “We are thrilled to have him join our roster of Diamond Celebrity ambassadors and perform exclusive shows for our members. Our Diamond Live concert series brings once-in-a-lifetime vacation experiences to members and invited guests, and Tritt will help us continue to bring these top-notch experiences to members.”



Mega-Hit Yu-Gi-Oh


Kartoon Channel!

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August 10,  2020

Genius Brands International announced the acquisition of approximately 230 new episodes of programming, including the #1 rated anime phenomenon, Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, based on the trading card game from Konami.


Genius Brands International Continues to Build Its Premium Content Pipeline on Kartoon Channel! With Konami’s Hit Anime Adventure Series, Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V

Approximately 230 Episodes of New Programming Rolling Out on Kartoon Channel! and its 5-Star Rated iOS App

Following the June 15 launch of its new free digital Kartoon Channel! across multiple AVOD and OTT platforms, and the subsequent debut of its first COPPA-compliant Apple iOS app to 5-star ratings, Genius Brands International continues to build its premium offering of entertaining and enriching family-friendly content on Kartoon Channel! with the acquisition of approximately 230 new episodes of programming, including the #1 rated anime phenomenon, Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, based on the trading card game from Konami. 


“Led by Yu-Gi-Oh, these new program acquisitions truly showcase the quality and diversity of content we are striving to bring to young audiences discovering the Kartoon Channel! and offer opportunities for a wide range of ad partners to drive revenue for the channel,” said Chairman & CEO Andy Heyward. “We are extremely proud of the rapid expansion of Kartoon Channel! and the positive responses we are receiving from kids and especially parents, who feel we are providing a safe destination for their kids’ entertainment. Our reach now extends to over 100M U.S. television households and over 200M mobile devices; we have our first iOS app which has thousands of positive reviews and 5-star ratings, and we have new apps launching on Android, Roku and Amazon Fire, with the same interface as on iOS. And, we are continually looking for unique ways to fill our offering with the best children’s programming in the marketplace, with titles such as Yu-Gi-Oh!, Babar, Angry Birds, Roblox, and our upcoming Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten. This is just the beginning of our mission to build what I like to call the FREE ‘Netflix for Kids.”





In addition to the 148×22’ episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V now being offered on Kartoon Channel!, Genius Brands has also licensed the English language rights to 25×4’ episodes and Spanish language rights to 5×30’ episodes of YouTube sensation My Dog Chocolo,  from Productora Atiempo Ltda., which has over four million subscribers and more than three million daily views and a total of over two billion views. The Company has also acquired 52×11’ episodes of the 3-D comedy series Invention Story from Mondo TV, which follows a quirky fox inventor who tries to fit into Carrot Town, a place full of rabbits—hopefully winning them over with his big heart and his amazing gadgets; and 26×22’ episodes of Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog from Muse Entertainment, a series which encourages science exploration and teamwork—by thinking, linking and deducing, kids can be entertained and learn while solving the puzzles and problems of Alfred’s mysterious world!

The Kartoon Channel! and the new complementary iOS app offer access to a wide variety of Genius Brands original and acquired family-friendly content, with more added daily, including Babar, Angry Birds, Stan Lee’s Mighty7, Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab, Baby Einstein, Baby Genius, Llama Llama shorts Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club, and more. Additionally, Genius Brands is adding more family-friendly gaming content, including Minecraft’s Journey to the End and Fairy Horse QuestOctodad, PixArk, and Big B Roblox Challenge, from Tankee. Genius Brands will also premiere on Kartoon Channel! the upcoming comedy-adventure series, Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, currently in pre-production and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, on Kartoon Channel! in Q1 2021.

Source : Genius Brands International







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August 07,  2020


The Art Of Pullman campaign features Paris Saint-Germain players in different hotel scenes interpreted in a modern, eye-catching, and artistic way.





Pullman Hotels & Resorts has unveiled The Art Of Pullman brand campaign in collaboration with one of the world’s most popular football brands, Paris Saint-Germain, an official partner of Accor’s lifestyle loyalty program ALL- Accor Live Limitless. The global campaign is inspired by the brand passion for art and design and interprets different hotel experiences in a modern, aspirational and artistic way. The campaign celebrates the power of art through the Paris Saint-Germain players, showcasing the star athletes in a series of digital episodes.

The campaign, which will debut on Pullman’s social media platforms, YouTube channel and on the Pullman website throughout August, will feature several top Paris Saint-Germain players, including Neymar JR, Kylian Mbappé, Ander Herrera, Mauro Icardi, Angel Di Maria, Keylor Navas and Christiane Endler, as they set out to inspire and encourage viewers to push their boundaries and think outside the box.

In addition to Paris Saint-Germain’s involvement, Pullman is pleased to announce that photographer Brooklyn Beckham, an artist in his own right, has lent his creative touch to the new campaign, in behind-the-scenes images. Beckham featured the Paris Saint-Germain players he filmed in an exclusive campaign video series.




Art isn’t just for walls, it’s for living. Placing a strong resonance on mastering one’s craft, Pullman’s relationship with contemporary art has developed alongside the brand’s core mission of nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit. New entrepreneurs are invited by Pullman to unlock their potential, as they create the ideal environment to ignite creativity. As a brand driven to provide a unique work and play dynamic for its guests, Pullman aims to inspire and encourage travelers to achieve their goals, be it in their arena of choice or on canvas.
The Pullman brand purpose is to stimulate the body and mind of its guests to ensure they perform at their very best. From performance fueling menus, energizing fitness offerings, dynamic food and beverage experiences, vibrant and happening nightlife, and live art performances, visitors can feel at their very best whether traveling for business or leisure. This new global brand campaign sparks curiosity and stimulates the mind in a way which will inspire guests to push their boundaries further whether staying at home or when they travel and stay with Pullman.
Source : Pullman Hotels & Resorts





“At Pullman, we strive to blur the boundaries between art and life, so naturally we are excited to be launching such a compelling project with Paris Saint-Germain, which represents a shared ethos: being masters of your art,” said Lilian Roten, Global Vice President, Brand Management, Pullman Hotels & Resorts. “In these challenging times, we want to inspire everyone to take a moment to enjoy the artistry at work in the individual approaches of the Paris Saint-Germain players and encourage Pullman guests to think more about what they would like to achieve, what they find fulfilling, and how they deem and value success.”
“We are very proud of this activation with Pullman Hotels & Resorts,” commented Marc Armstrong, Paris Saint-Germain’s Chief Partnerships Officer. “It is the first major campaign we have worked on with one of the Accor Group’s individual brands after a strong first season of our Principal Partnership, where the focus has been on the new ALL – Accor Live Limitless program. There is a great synergy between the Pullman brand and the club, as this #ArtofPullman campaign demonstrates, and we are very much looking forward to working with them on this and other exciting campaigns.”
“Pullman understands that its hyper-connected guests are instinctively inquisitive, that they are driven to be creative and want to feel empowered to push the boundaries in their everyday lives,” said Steven Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer, Accor. “The new ‘The Art Of’ campaign with Paris Saint-Germain, which was conceived and produced by our Chief Creative Officer Jean-Guilhem Lamberti and his talented team, brings to life Pullman’s modern perspective and adventurous spirit in providing an all-encompassing hotel experience that appeals to open-minded, forward thinking travelers.”





This November,

bid on over 500 props and costumes from Marvel’s longest running

live action television series!


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August 04,  2020





all seven seasons of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


Fans have a unique opportunity to relive key moments of all seven seasons of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. by bidding on over 500 original props, costumes, and set decoration items used on Marvel’s longest running live action television series. This is your chance to own an authentic piece of the Marvel Universe later this fall.


Over 500 lots will be offered in this live auction, which takes place this November, courtesy of ABC Studios, Marvel Entertainment and Prop Store. Fans can register now to bid in the auction and to get updates at


A preview gallery featuring auction highlights is now available at Additional preview galleries focused on each of the seven seasons will be made available every Friday starting August 14. Lots offered will span across each season, including items from many of the characters who originated from the series and others who make appearances from the broader Marvel Cinematic Universe or the pages of Marvel Comics.




Highlights of the upcoming auction that fans and collectors can bid on with estimated sale prices include:

  • Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie’s Signature Shotgun Axe
    from Season 7, est. $10,000 – $15,000
  • Daisy “Skye” Johnson’s “Quake” Costume
    from Season 5, est. $8,000 – $10,000
  • Robbie Reyes’ “Ghost Rider” Costume
    from Season 4, est. $8,000 – $10,000
  • The Darkhold Book
    from Season 4 and Marvel’s Runaways, est. $8,000 – $10,000
  • Mike Petersen’s “Deathlok” Costume
    from Season 5, est. $6,000 – $8,000
  • Bobbi Morse’s “Mockingbird” Costume with Batons
    from Season 2, est. $6,000 – $8,000
  • Deke Shaw’s Space Costume with Light-Up Helmet and Light-Up Gravitonuim Belt
    from Season 5, est. $6,000 – $8,000
  • Jeffrey Mace’s “The Patriot” Stunt Costume
    from Season 4, est. $6,000 – $8,000
  • Nick Fury’s Costume Components with Toolbox Cube
    from Season 1, est. $5,000 – $7,000
  • AIDA’s “Madame Hydra” Full Cloak Costume with Wig
    from Season 4, est. $3,000 – $5,000
  • Asgardian Berserker Staff Pieces
    from Season 1, est. $3,000 – $5,000
  • Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez’s Gloves
    from Seasons 5-7, est. $3,000 – $5,000
  • Phil Coulson’s Light-Up S.H.I.E.L.D. Badge
    from Season 1, est. $2,500 – $3,500
  • Melinda May’s Hydra Costume
    from Season 4, est. $2,500 – $3,500
  • Phil Coulson’s Chronicom LMD Costume
    from Seasons 6 & 7, est. $1,500-$2,500

Source : Marvel


Each item comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Prop Store and Marvel Entertainment EVP and Creative Director, Joe Quesada.

  • Prop Store is offering a free chance to win a production used Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “C.A.S.T.” chairback or one of four S.H.I.E.L.D. or Hydra production made patches to five winners who register for the auction. Complete contest rules can be found at:
  • Watch the final mission of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Wednesdays at 10/9c on ABC through August 12!









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July 28,  2020

Thousand Trails Campgrounds kicks off “Cinema Under the Stars” this weekend. The movie nights will now be a regular activity at select campgrounds across the country, as adjustments for social distancing activities continue throughout 2020. Pictured is one of the very first movie nights from Plymouth Rock Camping Resort in Wisconsin.




Adapting their offering of events and activities to accommodate today’s social distancing environment, Thousand Trails is bringing their “Cinema Under the Stars” movie theater experience to guests of their RV campgrounds this summer.

The outdoor movies were set to begin on July 24th and 25th at select campgrounds across the country with more locations added in the coming weeks. Guests of the selected campgrounds will be able to pull up their golf cart, lay out a blanket or bring their camping chair and relax as they enjoy open air seating and watch a movie on the big screen, under the stars.

Movies will range from new releases to instant classics and will fit with the campground’s theme weekend or other planned activities at the campground.

Select campgrounds were provided state of the art, 16 or 20-foot wide movie screens and equipment to ensure guests enjoy a positive outdoor movie experience under the stars.

Source : Thousand Trails





“Cinema Under the Stars was a collective effort to continue to accommodate the growing trend of travelers looking for unique, socially distant vacation experiences,” said Thousand Trails’ spokeswoman Pat Zamora. “What sets Thousand Trails apart is our amenities and regularly planned activities. We have changed things up a bit to entertain our guests while allowing for social distancing, but campers are still coming out to enjoy the fresh air and new events like this to have some fun,” Zamora added.






And TAT Launch



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July 28,  2020

Thailand Smiles With You LCFC’s ‘Jersey for Thailand’ phenomenon




King Power Group, in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), announces a phenomenal campaign ‘THAILAND SMILES WITH YOU’ which aims to promote Thailand to the world through Leicester City FC, a UK premier league team which boasts billion worldwide fans. The campaign highlights ‘Thai Smiles’ in the meaning of sending support and care from Thai people to people in the world during this difficult time of the pandemic. The project is set to enhance Thailand’s image and help boost the country’s economic well-being through travelling activities and tourism, with long-term expectations. Presiding over the opening ceremony is General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Thailand’s Prime Minister with General Prawit Wongsuwan, Deputy Prime Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health, Saksayam Chidchob, Minister of Transport, Distat Hotrakitya, Secretary-General to the Prime Minister, Chote Trachu, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Tourism and Sports, and Dr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of Tourism Authority of Thailand joining the event at Aksra Theatre, King Power Complex, Rangnam Road.




This collaborated campaign between King Power Group, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, and the Tourism Authority of Thailand aims at sending care and moral support from the Thai people to the world amidst this pandemic crisis through King Power’s Leicester City FC’s communication channels and platforms, one UK’s premier league teams of which the popularity is proven by its followers in 212 countries, comprising 643 households, and 4.7 billion viewers. This collaboration marks an important occasion between Thailand, the Thai people and Leicester City FC as the world will witness the phrase ‘THAILAND’ SMILES WITH YOU on the LCFC footballers’ jerseys for the first time and throughout the 2020-2021 season!
Moreover, the campaign’s title ‘THAILAND SMILES WITH YOU’ will also appear on signboards at King Power Stadium, Leicester, England, as well as the club’s social media which are followed by more than 13 million worldwide subscribers. The special short film ‘THAILAND SMILES WITH YOU’ starring LCFC footballers will be broadcasted within and outside the country. Ten thousand limited-screened jerseys titled ‘THAILAND SMILES WITH YOU’ will be available for sale in Thailand and all proceeds to be donated to The Faculty of Science, Mahidol University and The Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital RNA COVID-19 vaccine development programmes and other COVID-19 vaccine initiatives supported by the Thai government accordingly.





The Prime Minister also anticipates that this project will make the world remember the country’s moral support through “Thai Smile”, and should act as a medium that attracts people all over the world to visit Thailand when everything is in place and ready. Subsequently, the overall picture of the Thai economy will be improved by the advent of travelling activities and tourism in the future.

The ten thousand limited-designed THAILAND SMILES WITH YOU jerseys will be available for sale in Thailand at 2,500 THB each with all proceeds to be donated to The Faculty of Science, Mahidol University and The Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital RNA COVID-19 vaccine development programmes and other COVID-19 vaccine initiatives supported by the Thai government accordingly. Pre-order is also available at from today (23 July 2020) onwards. And for the first time in the world, people will witness LCFC footballers wearing THAILAND SMILES WITH YOU jerseys in the match against Manchester United FC on Sunday, 26 July 2020 – which will be world’s premier ‘Jersey for Thailand’ phenomenon.

Source : King Power Group



Mr. Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, CEO of King Power Group, and Leicester City FC Chairman says, “The THAILAND SMILES WITH YOU campaign is one of the projects King Power Group proposed in the letter replying to the Prime Minister which was earlier sent to private sectors asking for support and collaboration to lessen the impact of hardship faced by the Thai people and restore the country’s economic welfare.”
“So far, the government has announced several policies and projects to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic which has brought the world’s economy to a halt and has gravely affected the people’s mental health, socialising, and ways of life. As a Thai and an entrepreneur whose ethics is firmly rooted in social responsibility, we are proud to cooperate with the government in mitigating the adversity and supporting projects that will both directly and indirectly benefit our country’s economic and social well-being, hoping that it will lead us through this crisis safe and sound.”
“Thailand remains one of the world’s top destinations for travellers from around the world having the potential in every aspect, especially the remarkable Thainess that is inscribed in the famous ‘Thai smile.’ ‘Smile’ is the unique trait of the Thai people. It is also a universal symbol of care and moral support that can be understood by every person regardless of race, language, gender and age. It is in this belief that inspired us to name the campaign THAILAND SMILES WITH YOU.”
Mr. Aiyawatt concludes that “We hope that THAILAND SMILES WITH YOU campaign will leave a good impression and form a cherished memory of the Thais friendship in the mind of travellers around the world and above all, reiterate Thainess to the world.”










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July 14,  2020




Californian’s love for cars and live entertainment gets a fresh new twist this summer in light of COVID-19, as CBF Productions presents Concerts in Your Car, California’s first socially-distanced concert and entertainment venue. The special popup style of events will take place through the end of September at the Ventura County Fairgrounds parking lot.


Concerts in Your Car offers 700 carloads of fans the opportunity to see live, in-person performances. The empty parking lot is transformed into a pulsing theatre-in-the-round, complete with a massive stage, state-of-the-art sound system transmitting the performance to your car’s FM radio, elaborate lighting and four massive LED video screens that will provide 360 degrees of visual entertainment that can be seen from any parking spot. Concert-goers can also see and interact with one another with the download of a Zoom link, for a more connected crowd experience!
Upcoming concert and live events include:
J2B2 John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band – Thursday, July 16 (8:00 PM)
Fishbone/Ozomatli/Rey Fresco – Sat, July 18 (8:00 PM)
Third Eye Blind – Saturday, July 25 (8:00 PM)
Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani & Trace Adkins Exclusive Screen Performance –
Saturday, July 25 (11:00 PM)
Zoppe, An Italian Family Circus – Friday, July 31 (7:30 PM),
Saturday, August 1 (3:30 & 7:30 PM) and Sunday, August 2 (3:30 & 7:30 PM)
Sublime with Rome – Friday, August 7 (5:30 and 9:30 PM)
Rodney Atkins – Saturday August 8 (8:00PM)
Fitz and the Tantrums – Saturday, August 29 (8:00 PM)

Concerts In Your Car


To offer a safe and enjoyable experience, Concerts in Your Car are following the CDC and State of California Guidelines, and working with Ventura County and City to ensure each event meets or exceeds all recommended standards. All event staff will be wearing required PPE (personal protective equipment).

During the concert, attendees are asked to stay inside their vehicle to view the performers from the stage or on the giant screens. Attendees can also sit in the bed of their trucks or in the back of SUVs as long as face masks are worn. All guests that exit their vehicle must wear a mask or face covering and remain next to their vehicle, and no more than two guests per vehicle can leave to use the restroom at the same time.

To complete the concert experience, be sure to purchase food at our on-site concession stands or bring your own food and beverages to enjoy during the show. To support our community, we have teamed up with local eateries, take out partners, where concertgoers can pre-order their food, ready for curbside pickup the day of the event.

In addition to live concerts and events, CBF Productions presents a variety of safe events for all ages including Movies in Your Car, Tributes Bands in Your Car and Theatre in Your Car.

Event tickets are priced per car, per section “ring” and available in advance only. Movie tickets are general admission and vehicles will be placed on a first come, first served basis to an assigned parking space.

Source : CBF Productions


“After months being homebound, we wanted to create an opportunity for music fans to get out and enjoy an epic concert experience in a safe environment,” says CBF Productions founder, Vincenzo Giammanco. “It’s our goal to give our community a little relief for this temporary problem with a temporary solution, as well as bring some much-needed funding into the local economy. If it’s successful, we plan on expanding to other cities.”



Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace

in Las Vegas

to Reopen July 2

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June 28,  2020

Hotel to Resume Operations After Successful Reopenings of Caesars Palace, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas and The LINQ Hotel + Experience’s Gaming Floor and Amenities






Caesars Entertainment Corporation  “Caesars”, “Caesars Entertainment” or the “Company”)  announced on June 25, plans to resume operations at Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Thursday, July 2 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, following the successful reopenings of Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s Las Vegas, and Paris Las Vegas. The LINQ Hotel + Experience also successfully reopened its gaming floor and other amenities recently. Nobu Hotel, the boutique hotel within the larger Caesars Palace destination resort, will be offering luxurious guest rooms and suites including the extravagant rooftop Nobu Villa, one of the world’s largest Nobu restaurants – which reopened June 5 – and access to its exclusive fitness center. 

Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace is part of the Nobu Hotels collection. Nobu Hotels was founded after extending the Nobu Restaurant brand into a global lifestyle hospitality brand synonymous with instinctive design, fine ingredients, great social interaction and experiences: each hotel different, but fused with powerful energy and a passion for service. Nobu Hotels currently operates 10 hotels globally, with eight more hotels opening soon including Nobu Hotel Chicago, which is set to launch on July 1, followed by Warsaw in August and London Portman Square later this year.

A masterful collaboration between Caesars Palace, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Nobu Hotel primary shareholders, Robert De Niro, Meir Teper, and James Packer, in its first seven years, Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace has welcomed a wide variety of A-list celebrities and has garnered acclaim and honors for its originality, distinctive design and keen attention to service and detail. From being named among the Best New Food Hotels by Condé Nast Traveler as revealed on the Today show, to being dubbed as one of the Hottest New Hotels by CNN Travel, and being included among Luxury’s 25 Most Innovative Brands by Robb Report, Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace continues to impress.

As previously announced, the Company has suspended fees for paid self-parking in Las Vegas.

Source : Caesars Entertainment Corporation


Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace will also follow the Company’s previously announced enhanced health and safety protocols, which build on the Company’s existing plans and practices in these areas. Caesars management is focused on the well-being of team members, guests and the community, and is working to create an environment with enhanced standards of sanitization and physical distancing practices.

Among the enhanced health and safety protocols are more frequent cleaning and sanitization. Caesars has also implemented a health screening program for all employees. Team members are required to wear masks, which will be provided by the Company. Guests will also be provided masks and will be required to wear them while inside Caesars properties.

For more information on the Company’s health and safety protocols, visit:


“With the successful reopening of Caesars Palace and increased customer demand for visits to Las Vegas, we are pleased to announce the reopening of Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace, the world’s first celebrity chef-branded hotel venture, on July 2,” said Gary Selesner, regional president of Caesars Entertainment. “Since welcoming its first guests in 2013, Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace has offered guests a Zen retreat at the center of the Strip and continues to lead the way as a premier boutique hotel, now with enhanced health and safety protocols.”

“We are pleased to be reopening Nobu Hotel in Las Vegas with our long-standing partner, Caesars Entertainment,” said Trevor Horwell, CEO of Nobu Hospitality. “Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace has acted as a catalyst for our growth plans of Nobu Hotels, and we look forward to a long-lasting future together.”


















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June 23,  2020




Netflix has confirmed the casting of Ji Jin-hee, Lee Jae-wook and Hong Seung-hee for its new Korean original series Move to Heaven, which stars Lee Je-hoon and Tang Jun-sang as lead roles.

Move to Heaven tells the story of Geu-ru, a young man with Asperger’s syndrome, and Sang-gu, who suddenly finds himself as Geu-ru’s guardian. The two work as trauma cleaners, clearing out the possessions of the deceased and uncovering the many stories that are left behind.

Ji Jin-hee (Designated Survivor: 60 Days, Misty) makes a special appearance as Geu-ru’s father Jeong-u who is a kind and affectionate man. He operates Move to Heaven, a disposal service for the personal belongings of the deceased, and designates his younger brother Sang-gu as Geu-ru’s guardian.

Lee Jae-wook (When the Weather Is Fine, Extraordinary You, Search WWW), makes a special appearance as Su-cheol, who had been involved with Sang-gu being sent to prison. Su-cheol’s appearance will pique viewers’ curiosity not only for more insight into Sang-gu’s past but also about Move to Heaven in general.

Hong Seung-hee (Who Kissed Me?, I Wanna Hear Your Song, Memorist) plays Na-mu, a key character alongside Geu-ru and Sang-gu. Na-mu lives next door to Geu-ru and considers him as family and is protective of him. She keeps a careful eye on Sang-gu, who suddenly becomes Geu-ru’s guardian. 

Move to Heaven, directed by Kim Sung-ho (How to Steal a Dog)  and written by Yoon Ji-ryun (Boys Over Flowers and Angel Eyes), will be available worldwide, exclusively on Netflix.

Source : Netflix


Photo : [L – R: Ji Jin-hee, Lee Jae-wook, Hong Seung-hee | Photo courtesy of each talent’s management]








Dixon Dominates in Texas

for Honda

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June 07,  2020

– Scott Dixon leads 157 of 200 laps to open 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES with a victory

– Late-race crash ends promising run for Felix Rosenqvist

– Zach Veach matches career-best fourth-place result


Honda’s Scott Dixon dominated Saturday night’s NTT IndyCar Series season-opening race, leading 157 of 200 laps to score his 47th career IndyCar win.





A race that started out ominously for Honda ended in triumph, as Scott Dixon dominated tonight’s season-opener, leading 157 of 200 laps around the Texas Motor Speedway oval to score his 47th career Indy car win.


The first race of the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES, delayed three months by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, took place without spectators and with limited crew members on a hot night in Fort Worth, Texas.  With social distancing protocols preventing Honda engineers from assisting teams during the engine starting procedure on the grid, an issue with the spec series ECU resulted in Ryan Hunter-Reay, Graham Rahal and Alexander Rossi all going at least one lap down to the leaders in the opening laps.

At the front of the field, pole qualifier Josef Newgarden took the early lead, but it soon became apparent that Dixon and his Chip Ganassi Racing teammate, Felix Rosenqvist, had two of the quickest cars in the field.  Passing Newgarden for the lead on Lap 32, Dixon was rarely headed for the rest of the night, at times opening up leads of five seconds or more on the fast, 1.5-mile TMS oval.  The dominating win was the fourth for Dixon at Texas, and the 47th of his career. With the win, he tied A.J. Foyt’s record 18 seasons with at least one IndyCar victory, and extended his own consecutive season win record to 16.

Equally strong throughout the night, Rosenqvist appeared headed for a second-place finish behind his teammate, until a late-race crash while attempting to pass the lapped car of James Hinchcliffe sent Rosenqvist into the wall on Lap 191.

Behind Dixon, Zach Veach rebounded from a disappointing 2019 season with a strong run to fourth place, equaling his career-best previous Indy car finish.  Colton Herta steadily worked his way from 14th on the grid to finish seventh, while his Andretti Autosport teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay recovered from his dramas at the start to claw his way back on to the lead lap and an eighth-place result.

Making his first oval race start in any series, Indy car rookie Alex Palou was the innocent victim when his Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh Honda was collected by a spinning fellow rookie, Rinus Veekay, on Lap 36.  Hinchcliffe’s first race back with Andretti Autosport was hobbled when a wheel nut jammed during his third pit stop, dropping him off the lead lap.  Takuma Sato was unable to take the green flag after crashing his Honda in qualifying.  With just two hours between qualifying and the race, his Rahal Letterman Lanigan team was unable to repair the damage in time for the early evening race start.

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES resumes Independence Day weekend, on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the GMR Grand Prix on July 4.

Source : Honda Racing/HPD











Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) Started 2nd, finished 1st; 47th career Indy car victory, ties A.J. Foyt’s record of at least one Indy car in each of 18 seasons: “The car rolled off the trailer really fast.  We’ve also been using the Honda simulator in Indy for the last three weeks, and that was a big help in our preparation.  It’s not often you get an amazing car like this.  It was a fun night for us and a great way to get started back [racing] after a long break.  The Honda engine, it was huge, man, the power out there.  Our car was just so fast tonight, in any situation.  We had to make a couple of bold moves tonight, and we could just go for it.  Huge thanks to the team and everyone involved.”

Zach Veach (Andretti Autosport Honda) Started 5th, finished 4th, matches his career-best finish: “We had a really, really good night here in the Gainbridge Honda. I wanted to start 2020 off well because 2019 was so rough — and we came out here to Texas and got a top four [finish]. I’m just very happy. This kind of momentum will be great to go into the Indy Grand Prix and hopefully have the season we’ve been needing to have. The guys did an awesome job. My engineer, Mark Bryant, gave me a car that was amazing and my crew – they were awesome. That played a big part in a race with not many on-track passes. I’m just happy and a big thank you to Andretti Autosport.”

Allen Miller (Race Team Principal, Honda Performance Development) on tonight’s 2020 season-opening win: “It’s great to finally be racing again.  INDYCAR did an excellent job in developing a way to return to the track, and our HPD race team excelled in adapting to these new procedures.  Scott Dixon proved once again why he is a five-time INDYCAR champion, and Felix Rosenqvist matched him move for move until his unfortunate crash.  Congratulations to Scott and the entire Ganassi team on a well-deserved win.”














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June 04,  2020





On Wednesday 3 June at 6:00pm, Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux have announced the line-up of the 73rd edition of the Festival de Cannes, live from the UGC Normandie in Paris.

For the occasion, Thierry Frémaux, the Festival’s General Delegate, has unveiled the 2020’s Official Selection, comprising fifty-six films to be accompanied by the Festival for their release in cinemas and screenings at certain festivals.


Check out the Cannes 2020 films !






(or at least selected once before)

THE FRENCH DISPATCH by Wes Anderson (USA) – 1h43


ÉTÉ 85 by François Ozon (France) – 1h40

Production : MANDARIN – International Sales : PLAYTIME – French Distribution : DIAPHANA

ASA GA KURU (True Mothers) by Naomi Kawase (Japan) – 2h20

Production : KINO FILMS CO – International Sales : PLAYTIME – French Distribution : HAUT ET COURT

LOVERS ROCK by Steve McQueen (United Kingdom) – 1h08


MANGROVE by Steve McQueen (United Kingdom) – 2h04


DRUK (Another Round) by Thomas Vinterberg – (Denmark) – 1h55

Production : ZENTROPA – International Sales : TRUSTNORDISK – French Distribution : HAUT ET COURT

ADN (DNA) by Maïwenn (France / Algeria) – 1h30 


LAST WORDS by Jonathan Nossiter (USA) – 2h06

Production : STEMAL – International Sales : THE PARTY FILMS

HEAVEN: TO THE LAND OF HAPPINESS by IM Sang-Soo (South Korea) – 1h40

Production : HIVE MEDIA CORP – International Sales : FINECUT

EL OLVIDO QUE SEREMOS (Forgotten we’ll be) by Fernando Trueba (Spain) – 2h16


PENINSULA by YEON Sang-Ho (South Korea) – 1h54

Production : REDPETER FILMS – International Sales : CONTENTS PANDA – French Distribution : ARP SELECTION

IN THE DUSK (Au crépuscule) by Sharunas BARTAS (Lituania) – 2h06

Production : KINOELEKTRON – International Sales : LUXBOX

DES HOMMES (Home Front) by Lucas BELVAUX – (Belgium) – 1h40

Production : SYNECDOCHE – International Sales : WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL – French Distribution : AD VITAM

THE REAL THING by Kôji Fukada (Japan) – 3h48

Production : NAGOYA TV – International Sales : NAGOYA TV


EN ROUTE POUR LE MILLIARD (The Billion Road) by Dieudo Hamadi – (Democratic Republic of Congo) – 1h30

Production : LES FILMS DE L’OEIL SAUVAGE – International Sales : ANDANA FILMS

THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS by Michael Dweck et Gregory Kershaw (USA) – 1h24


9 JOURS A RAQQA by Xavier de Lauzanne – (France) – 1h30

Production : ALOEST FILMS


PASSION SIMPLE by Danielle Arbid (Lebanon) – 1h36

Production : LES FILMS PELLÉAS – International Sales : PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL – French Distribution : PYRAMIDE DISTRIBUTION

A GOOD MAN by Marie Castille Mention-Schaar (France) – 1h47

Production : WILLOW FILMS – International Sales : PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL – French Distribution : PYRAMIDE DISTRIBUTION

LES CHOSES QU’ON DIT, LES CHOSES QU’ON FAIT by Emmanuel Mouret (France) – 2h

Production : MOBY DICK FILMS – International Sales : ELLE DRIVER – French Distribution : PYRAMIDE DISTRIBUTION

SOUAD by Ayten Amin (Egypt) – 1h30

Production : VIVID REELS

LIMBO by Ben Sharrock (United Kingdom) – 1h53

Production : CARAVAN CINEMA LTD – International Sales : PROTAGONIST PICTURES

ROUGE (Red Soil) by Farid Bentoumi (France) – 1h26

Production : LES FILMS VELVET – International Sales : WTFILMS – French Distribution : AD VITAM

SWEAT by Magnus Von Horn (Sweden) – 1h40


TEDDY by Ludovic et Zoran Boukherma (France) – 1h28

Production : BAXTER FILMS – International Sales : WTFILMS – French Distribution : THE JOKERS FILMS

FEBRUARY (Février) by Kamen Kalev (Bulgaria) – 2h05

Production : KORO FILMS – French Distribution : UFO DISTRIBUTION

AMMONITE by Francis Lee (United Kingdom) – 2h

Production : SEE-SAW FILMS – International Sales : CROSS CITY FILMS – French Distribution : PYRAMIDE DISTRIBUTION

UN MÉDECIN DE NUIT by Elie Wajeman (France) – 1h40

Production : PARTIZAN FILMS – International Sales : BE FOR FILMS – French Distribution : DIAPHANA DISTRIBUTION

ENFANT TERRIBLE by Oskar Roehler (Germany) – 2h14


NADIA, BUTTERFLY by Pascal Plante (Canada) – 1h46

Production : NEMESIS FILMS – International Sales : WAZABI FILMS

HERE WE ARE by Nir Bergman (Israel) – 1h34

Production : SPIRO FILMS – International Sales : MK2 FILMS


ANTOINETTE DANS LES CÉVÈNNES by Caroline Vignal (France) – 1h35

Production : CHAPKA FILMS – International Sales : PLAYTIME – French Distribution : DIAPHANA DISTRIBUTION

LES DEUX ALFRED by Bruno Podalydès (France) – 1h30

Production : WHY NOT PRODUCTIONS – French Distribution : UGC DISTRIBUTION

UN TRIOMPHE (The big hit) by Emmanuel Courcol (France) – 1h40

Production : AGAT FILMS & CIE – International Sales : MK2 FILMS – French Distribution : MEMENTO FILMS DISTRIBUTION

L’ORIGINE DU MONDE by Laurent Lafitte (France) – 1st film

Production : TRESOR FILMS – International Sales : STUDIO CANAL – French Distribution : STUDIO CANAL

LE DISCOURS by Laurent Tirard (France) – 1h27 

Production : LES FILMS SUR MESURE – International Sales : CHARADES – French Distribution : LE PACTE


SEPTET: THE STORY OF HONG KONG by Ann Hui, Johnnie TO, Tsui Hark, Sammo Hung, Yuen Woo-Ping et Patrick Tam – 1h53

Production : MILKYWAY IMAGE – International Sales : MEDIA ASIA DISTRIBUTION


FALLING by Viggo Mortensen (USA) – 1h52

Production : PERCIVAL PICTURES – International Sales : HANWAY FILMS – French Distribution : METROPOLITAN FILMEXPORT

PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg (Sweden) – 1h45

Production : PLATTFORM PRODUKTION – International Sales : VERSATILE

SLALOM by Charlène Favier (France) – 1h32

Production : MILLE ET UNE PRODUCTIONS – International Sales : THE PARTY FILM INTERNATIONAL SALES – French Distribution : JOUR2FÊTE

CASA DE ANTIGUIDADES (Memory House) by Joao Paulo Miranda Maria (Brazil) – 1h27

Production : MANEKI FILMS

BROKEN KEYS (Fausse note) by Jimmy Keyrouz (Lebanon) – 1h30

Production : EZEKIEL

IBRAHIM by Samir Guesmi (France) – 1h20


BEGINNING (Au commencement) by Déa Kulumbegashvili (Georgia) – 2h10

Production : FIRST PICTURE / O.F.A – International Sales : WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL

GAGARINE by Fanny Liatard et Jérémy Trouilh (France) – 1h35

Production : HAUT ET COURT – International Sales : TOTEM FILMS – French Distribution : HAUT ET COURT

16 PRINTEMPS by Suzanne Lindon (France) – 1h13

Production : AVENUE B PRODUCTIONS – International Sales : LUXBOX – French Distribution : PANAME DISTRIBUTION

VAURIEN by Peter Dourountzis (France) – 1h35

Production : 10:15 PRODUCTIONS – International Sales : KINOLOGY – French Distribution : REZO FILMS

GARÇON CHIFFON by Nicolas Maury (France) – 1h48

Production : CG CINEMA – International Sales : LES FILMS DU LOSANGE – French Distribution : LES FILMS DU LOSANGE

SI LE VENT TOMBE (Should the Wind Fall) by Nora Martirosyan (Armenia) – 1h40

Production : SISTER PRODUCTIONS – International Sales : INDIE INTERNATIONAL SALES – French Distribution : ROUGE DISTRIBUTION

JOHN AND THE HOLE by Pascual Sisto (USA) – 1h38


STRIDING INTO THE WIND (Courir au gré du vent) by WEI Shujun (China) – 2h36


THE DEATH OF CINEMA AND MY FATHER TOO (La Mort du cinéma et de mon père aussi) by Dani Rosenberg (Israel) – 1h40

Production : PARDES FILMS – International Sales : FILMS BOUTIQUE


AYA TO MAJO (Earwig and the Witch) by Gorô Miyazaki (Japan) – 1h22

Production : NHK / NHK ENTERPRISES / STUDIO GHIBLI – International Sales : WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL – French Distribution : WILD BUNCH

FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen (Denmark) – 1h30

Production : FINAL CUT FOR REAL – International Sales : CINEPHIL

JOSEP by Aurel (France) – 1h20 – 1st film

Production : LES FILMS D’ICI – International Sales : DOC & FILM INTERNATIONAL – French Distribution : SOPHIE DULAC DISTRIBUTION

SOUL by Pete Docter (USA) – 1h30












PJ Harvey Entire Back Catalog Reissued On Vinyl


‘DRY’ and ‘DRY – Demos’ Available July 24

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June 02,  2020

PJ HARVEY: ‘DRY’ and ‘DRY – Demos’ Available July 24; Photo Credit: Maria Mochnacz





UMe/Island and Beggars announced on may 28, 2020 a comprehensive reissue campaign which will see PJ Harvey’s entire back catalog – plus her two albums in collaboration with John Parish – released on vinyl over the next 12 months. For the first time, each of PJ Harvey’s album demos will be available as a stand-alone album on digital and vinyl.

This catalog project will celebrate every aspect of Harvey’s recording career and afford a comprehensive and exciting look at the evolution of one of the most singular and extraordinary artists of modern times.

The first release is DRY, Harvey’s seminal debut album back in print on vinyl for the first time in 20 years with the Beggars Archive/Too Pure Records reissue on July 24. Released to worldwide critical acclaim on March 30, 1992, it was recorded at The Ice House in Yeovil and features the singles “Dress” and “Sheela-Na-Gig.” DRY saw PJ Harvey burst onto the global stage to begin her unique path. “… a seductive calling card that signals the arrival of an extraordinary new artist.”  – Robert Hilburn, LOS ANGELES TIMES.

July 24 also sees the release of the 11 track DRY- Demos, previously released with DRY almost 30 years ago, and now available for the first time as a stand-alone vinyl/CD/digital release.

1.  Oh my Lover (Demo)

2.  O Stella (Demo)
3.  Dress (Demo)
4.  Victory (Demo)
5.  Happy & Bleeding (Demo)
6.  Sheela-Na-Gig (Demo)
7.  Hair (Demo)
8.  Joe (Demo)
9.  Plants & Rags (Demo)
10. Fountain (Demo)
11. Water (Demo)

Dry – Demos is available on digital, CD and vinyl on July 24 on UMe/Island Records.

PJ HARVEY – Discography:

Dry (1992)
Rid Of Me (1993)
To Bring You My Love (1995)
Is This Desire? (1998)
Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (2000)
Uh Huh Her (2004)
White Chalk (2007)
Let England Shake (2011)
The Hope Six Demolition Project (2016)

With John Parish:
Dance Hall At Louse Point (1996)
A Woman A Man Walked By (2009)

Source : Universal Music Enterprises















Yusuf / Cat Stevens

Tea for the Tillerman 2, Reimagined

Available September 18th on UMe

Available on CD, LP, Digital and Streaming Formats

Lead Single “Where Do The Children Play?” Unveiled Today

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June 02,  2020

50 years on from the release of ‘Tea for the Tillerman,’ the 1970 multi-platinum selling, era-defining album that made a superstar, Yusuf / Cat Stevens is set to release ‘Tea for the Tillerman²’ on September 18th via UMe.





Tillerman Returns to Earth 50 Years Later’


50 YEARS on from the release of Tea for the Tillerman, the 1970 multi-platinum selling, era-defining album that made a superstar, Yusuf / Cat Stevens is set to release Tea for the Tillerman² on September 18th via UMe.

Tea for the Tillerman² sees Yusuf recast the same eleven songs for a new age with dramatic results. Half a century and an entire universe of experiences after they were originally laid down on tape, T4TT² is a beautiful reunion between the artist and the songs that helped define the melodious ’70s. The impact of Tillerman has subtly intertwined with the fabric of popular culture while its songs have magnified and developed a life of their own through their ever-expanding use in film, TV, and numerous reinterpretations by other artists.

The album cover of T4TT² illustrates the same picturesque ‘Tea-Time’ scene that adorned the original album, fifty years later. The Tillerman has returned from an expedition to outer space only to discover a world that has become decidedly darker. The two toddlers, Grady and Timmy, are still playing next to him – this time streaming the latest music and gaming on their mobile phones.

The concept for Tea for the Tillerman² grew out of a conversation, fittingly, between Yusuf and his son about how to celebrate the album’s 50th anniversary. This gave birth to the idea of reimagining and rerecording the songs, and the results speak for themselves. Paul Samwell-Smith was contacted and a week was booked at La Fabrique Studios, in the South of France in the Summer of 2019, close to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence where Van Gogh painted some of his most famous works. The studio itself carries a rich and varied history, having once been a factory for dyeing the prestigious red jackets of Napoleon’s famous Hussars and also being home to one of the largest collections of classic French cinema and vinyl records. Providentially, the whole experience was filmed.



Most of the 11 songs were written by a young 22-year-old Cat Stevens in and around his native Soho habitat at the tail end of the swinging ’60s, but here are sung and played after a lifetime of introspection, development and a fresh perspective. Already viewed as some of the greatest songs of their, or any other, era, they stand on their own merits all over again, whilst reflecting a new shimmering light on the original recordings, amplifying their ongoing relevance and place in the lexicon of great songwriting.

Tea for the Tillerman² sees Yusuf reunite with all the key actors from the original album – producer Paul Samwell-Smith and Alun Davies on guitar. They are joined by Bruce Lynch on bass, a member of Yusuf’s band from the mid-70s. Guitarist Eric Appapoulay and multi-instrumentalist Kwame Yeboah on percussion and keys represent Yusuf’s current live band and they are supported by Jim Cregan on guitar and Peter Vettese on keys. The session was engineered by David Hefti who has contributed to Yusuf’s sound live and in the studio for close to ten years.

Fifty years on from their inception, the songs on T4TT² sonically resonate again, as loud today as ever. The album speaks anew of concern for the natural world and examines some of our most profound relationships, generation to generation, underpinned by a longing for spiritual union in an unpredictable and increasingly broken materialistic world. Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ life and career have seen him walk a boundless path and yet the central humanity of his message has remained consistent, radiating a warm and comforting musical accompaniment to the search for peace and understanding between peoples, and in harmony with nature. These permanent values vibrate not only through Yusuf’s music but can also be seen in his altruistic endeavors, such as his ongoing Peace Train project

At this most volatile and uncertain time, such values are entirely deserving of representation and with Tea for the Tillerman² a whole new generation will discover this album all over again. As T.S. Eliot once wrote:

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.

Source : UMe







“Like it was destiny waiting to happen, T4TT² feels like the timing of its message has arrived again.” Yusuf / Cat Stevens

‘Though my songwriting adventures were never limited to Tillerman, the songs on that album certainly defined me and pointed the way for my mysterious life’s journey. Since those originative sessions in Morgan Studios, Willesden, in 1970, Tillerman has grown and developed its own gravitas and influence on music history and as the soundtrack to so many people’s lives. Like it was destiny waiting to happen, T4TT² feels like the timing of its message has arrived again.

Yusuf / Cat Stevens







 Reveals a Visual Representation of How Vegas Casinos Operating Under COVID Restrictions Will Look

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May 31,  2020

How Vegas swimming pools might look when they re-open. Artist impression by





Las Vegas has been shut down for weeks now. But with lockdown measures lifting slowly, casinos are preparing to re-open gradually. Sin City is coming alive again – but not as you remember it.

So how will social distancing look on Las Vegas? There’ll be no tightly packed shows, buffets or extravagance for the coming months, that’s for sure. Everything you know and love about Las Vegas will transform.’s researchers have done some digging to give you all an idea of what the new normal will look like. They’ve drawn up a virtual casino to show you the most common features you’ll see around when you’re visiting your favorite casino, as well as what to expect when you head to Wynn Las Vegas and The Venetian.

From PPE and electrostatic sprayers to caps on table game numbers and cordoned off machines – this is the new normal for casinos.

But for an economy that relies so heavily on actives that contradict social distancing rules, what impact will that have?

Source :

How Vegas casinos might look when they re-open. Artist impression by








What the experts think:

“Social distancing precautions, such as limiting three players to a table, will undoubtedly have a negative impact on their bottom line. For example, on a Friday night in a Las Vegas casino, it’s common to see people waiting for one of five or six seats at a table. Having only three occupied seats instead of five or six means substantially less income when you consider all the tables at all the casinos across the city.” – Brian DeChesare, CEO and Founder of leading finance blog Mergers & Inquisitions.











Ryo Nishikido and Jin Akanishi

are hosting

a livestream event

on BIGO Live on the 29 of May


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May 26,2020






Celebrities Ryo Nishikido and Jin Akanishi are hosting a livestream event on BIGO Live on the 29 of May, from 2:00 pm – 2:30pm JST where they will interact and talk directly with fans about their upcoming YouTube channel ‘No Good TV.’

The two stars will livestream simultaneously, on their own accounts. (BIGO Live IDs: jinakanishi and ryonishikido).

To participate, fans can download BIGO Live, and watch and participate in the two livestreams.

BIGO Live is a global content platform with approximately 400 million monthly active users across 150 countries and offers users a live stream channel to broadcast their lives – showcasing talents, creativity, or to simply connect with others.








International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Announces 2019 Winners

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May 07,2020






Global Sensation Tones and I Wins Grand Prize For “Dance Monkey.” Judges Include: Coldplay, Tom Waits, Kevin Gates, Cam, American Authors, Kristian Bush (Sugarland), Avery Lipman (Founder/President, Republic Records), and More


It is with great pleasure that ISC bestows its highest honor to Australian artist and songwriter Tones And I for the song “Dance Monkey.” The Grand Prize consists of $25,000 in cash (USD) and almost $45,000 in additional prizes.

Australian singer and songwriter Toni Watson (known as Tones And I) grew up in Mornington Peninsula but moved to Byron Bay in 2017 to busk on the streets, where she lived out of her van for the year. In 2019, she made history when she became the first artist to spend 24 weeks at #1 on the ARIA singles charts with her global smash “Dance Monkey,” which she says took her only a little more than 30 minutes to write. Since its release in May 2019, the hit single has reached #1 in 30 countries; amassed more than seven billion streams; became the highest streamed song ever by a female artist on Spotify and the most Shazamed song of all time; and is now the longest ever running #1 song on the Spotify global charts. She made her US television debut in November 2019 on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (her performance has generated over 80 million views on YouTube to date). The accolades, awards, and universal love of this song has vaulted Tones And I to the global stage. This is quite a remarkable achievement for someone who was busking and living out of a van at the end of 2018, and this young Aussie artist will no doubt continue to make history.

SOURCE International Songwriting Competition

ISC 2019 Grand Prize Winner – Tones And I









The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) announces its 2019 winners. Established in 2002, ISC is the world’s largest international songwriting competition, receiving over 18,000 entries from 140 countries in 2019. More than $150,000 in cash and merchandise is awarded to 71 winners in 23 categories covering all genres of music.

Winning ISC is an honor awarded to many artists whose careers have been successful. Previous winners have included: Illenium; Vance Joy; Bastille; Gotye; Lindsey Stirling; Kimbra; The Band Perry; Kehlani; Faouzia; Gregory Porter; Fantastic Negrito; Passenger; Lupe Fiasco; Gin Wigmore; Missy Higgins; For King and Country; Dean Lewis; and many more.

In addition to the Grand Prize winner, many other deserving songwriters also share in the prestige of winning their respective categories in ISC. These winners hail from all over the world and range from talented amateurs to seasoned songwriting veterans.












Thought-Provoking Short Film by Falls Encourages Appreciation for Life’s Precious Moments During Pandemic and Beyond

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May 07, 2020











In this time of uncertainty, Falls, an integrated marketing, advertising and digital agency, released “Looking back on COVID-19”, a short film that depicts the life-changing experiences during this pandemic. Produced in-house by the firm’s creative team, the piece portrays the unexpected and rawness, and the vulnerability and humility of this moment in time. It paints a picture of what will be only distant memories when life returns to “normal.”








“Looking Back on COVID-19” Stirs Emotions, Poses the Question: What Will You Remember When This Is All Over?


“After some reflection, our team wanted to express a different perspective…to produce something that looked ahead, but by doing so — looked back,” said Rob Falls, president and CEO of Falls. “We thought about someday — all of this will all be over. And time will pass. And, of course, we will remember the suffering, the personal losses and the separation from each other. However, we hope we will all remember what we learned from the togetherness, the ways in which we coped, and the selfless actions and sacrifices made to help others.”

In the opening scene, an all-too-common view of empty downtown streets, usually bustling — and quieted only by the stunning silence of social distancing — comes into view.

“What will you remember?” the narrator asks. He goes on to recount the ways we have persevered together and kept others safe while staying apart; the ways we have passed the time; the ways we have become teachers and tech experts; the ways we have learned to appreciate those who are essential to our lives; and the ways we’ve come to accept our new normal.

Echoing the sentiments shared by the narrator at the conclusion of the film, Falls reflected, “When we look back, we hope we will learn, and never forget. Learn what is truly important to each of us…and remember.”









New Documentary and Curriculum

Celebrates History of the Fastest Growing Ethnic Group

in the United States

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May 08, 2020











Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five independent civil rights organizations, celebrates a new documentary series, ASIAN AMERICANS, debuting on May 11 and 12, that examines the history, contributions, and complexities of Asian Americans – the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the United States. To accompany the new docuseries, Advancing Justice – Los Angeles developed an educational curriculum to make the history of the Asian American experience available for current and future generations.








Asian Americans Advancing Justice Applauds Debut of Asian American Docuseries During Asian Pacific American Heritage Month


“We are proud of the partnerships, funding from Wallace H. Coulter Foundation and many others, and the months of planning it took to bring the ASIAN AMERICANS documentary series to fruition,” states Stewart Kwoh, Executive Director and President of Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, who championed the need for such a comprehensive documentary. “It is fitting that the documentary launches this month during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month because there is so much people do not understand about our culture and how much we are woven into the fabric of this country’s historical tapestry.”

The Asian American and Pacific Islander community is incredibly diverse, comprising nearly 50 different ethnicities, more than 100 languages, and numerous religions. All that and more is covered in this five-part series. The documentary covers poignant moments from the first wave of Asian immigrants in the 1850s to the modern refugee crises in a globally connected world draws direct parallels from history to some of the present-day struggles for civil and human rights.


The series showcases the parallel struggles of Asian Americans to fellow communities of color such as African Americans and Latinos. From the fight for desegregation to the parallels of immigration struggles, the stories tell how America came to be the diverse country it is today. Real stories of heroism, resilience in the face of adversity, racism, and family separation are examined in ASIAN AMERICANS.

ASIAN AMERICANS is a production of WETA Washington, D.C. and CAAM for PBS, in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Flash Cuts, and Tajima-Peña Productions – the company behind Who Killed Vincent Chin? and No Más Bebés.

SOURCE Asian Americans Advancing Justice









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April 26, 2020











Hip Hop Public Health (HHPH) the national nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering positive health behavior change through the power of hip hop music since 2005, launched on April 14, 20 Seconds or More, a new initiative to encourage hand washing and other safety protocols among the nation’s youth.
The focal point of 20 Seconds or More is a lively, three-minute music video featuring pioneering rapper and community health advocate, Doug E. Fresh, along with more than 40 noted individuals from the entertainment, sports, medical, civic and business sectors. These include a range of talents such as rappers DMC, Monie Love and Chuck D, pop and R&B singers Ashanti and Jordin Sparks, along with Jamie Foxx, Cedric The Entertainer, UNC NBA prospect Cole Anthony, Olympian Benita Fitzgerald Mosley and many others. Dr. Olajide Williams, Chief of Staff, Department of Neurology, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and Doug E. Fresh are the Co-Founders of HHPH and are spearheading the initiative with HHPH Executive Director and CEO, Lori Rose Benson. Philanthropic support for the initiative has been provided by the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation and the Bristol Myers Squibb Black Organization for Leadership Development, an employee resource group.









Hip Hop Public Health produced the song 20 Seconds or More in response to messaging failures governing the pandemic in the US. The song was written by Artie Green, and features Doug E. Fresh and Gerry Gunn with medical oversight by Dr. Williams. 20 Seconds or More is available on Spotify and will be on additional streaming music platforms this week, with the hopes of inspiring dance/rapping challenges to share these resources widely. The song’s catchy refrain, “Wash your hands everybody, and everybody just wash your hands,” is inspired by the classic hip hop riff that began with Big Hank and has been adopted by MCs and hip hop fans of all ages and backgrounds as a global anthem.

“The main goal of 20 Seconds or More is to bring together art, science and social media innovation to help fight the COVID-19 health crisis plaguing our nation and the world today,” says Doug E. Fresh. “As an artist and a health advocate, I have the responsibility of using my platform and my voice to make a change, beginning with young people, to help save lives and stop the spread of this virus.”

“Without a doubt, COVID-19 is one of the most challenging health crises of modern times,” says Dr. Olajide Williams. “Personal safety measures are important against the highly contagious Coronavirus, whose infectious profile includes a large number of silent ‘asymptomatic’ carriers (18-30%) capable of infecting others, and those with mild manifestations of the disease.”

The few community defenses against the devastating effects of COVID-19 include home quarantine, social distancing, and proper frequent hand washing. Data shows that these practices mitigate the spread of the virus and have helped to reduce transmission and sickness in countries that have implemented them.

Adds Dr. Williams, “We now know that younger people are more likely to have mild manifestations or silent infection compared to older individuals, and that communities of color are disproportionately affected. These groups need targeted health communication solutions for improving compliance with hand washing, social distancing and home quarantine. 20 Seconds or More is such a campaign, designed to motivate young people and communities of color to engage in regular hand washing and social distancing, while also appealing to the general public.”

“This is the era of personal responsibility, when the simple things we choose to do or not do have life and death consequences,” says Lori Rose Benson, Executive Director and CEO of Hip Hop Public Health. “Personal responsibility is empowered by education, social conditioning, and cultural relevance. We could therefore think of no better way to get this message across than by launching 20 Seconds or More. This is a life-saving, action-oriented platform that enables young people and all of us to recognize and utilize our power for the collective good health of our communities, the nation and the world.”
In addition to the song and video, HHPH has created multiple opportunities for the public to get involved in the 20 Seconds or More movement. Working in collaboration with OPEN, the Online Physical Education Network, HHPH created free lesson plans and other health educational materials to be shared with teachers, school leaders, parents and students to support remote learning and staying active at home. HHPH has also created opportunities for young people, educators and artists to serve as Ambassadors, or “HHPH MCs” charged with utilizing their social networks and platforms to inspire dance and rap challenges, while encouraging adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols. HHPH’s network of MCs (Masters of Culture) helps to amplify key health messages to empower youth and teach them how to care for their physical and mental health.

HHPH is also sharing frequent updates and information regarding COVID-19 through a series of studies, papers and interactive sessions with Dr. Williams. These include the COVID-19 Industry Rapid Response Q&A with The Partnership for a Healthier America and HHPH’s latest blog post with engaging resources for families to stay active at home.

The 20 Seconds or More video was produced by IDEKO, a New York based experiential production agency.

Source : Hip Hop Public Health



Celebrate Captain Picard’s Newest Star Trek With Your Very Own Photon Torpedo from ‘Generations’


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Specifically, a  Mark V photon torpedo m ovie prop  from 1994’s Star Trek Generations, the first big-screen appearance of the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast and the only time U.S.S. Enterprise captains James Tiberius Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard shared an on-screen adventure. This iconic piece of Trekkie weaponry is one of the many highlights to be found in the  Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction , April 4-5 in Dallas, Texas, and on


Life-sized film prop from the first – and last – meeting between Jean-Luc Picard and James T. Kirk


And the timing couldn’t be better.  CBS All Access is now streaming the entire season of Star Trek: Picard, the thrilling and critically acclaimed return of Patrick Stewart to the center seat. No spoilers, as the season finale airs this week, but a second season has been confirmed.  And now you will be able watch it with your very own photon torpedo – this one, seen in Generations aboard the Amargosa Observatory. It was part of the arsenal amassed by Malcolm McDowell’s Dr. Tolian Soran in his attempt to destroy a star and return to the Nexus, where anyone can live any life of which they dream for all eternity.

Soran, incidentally, might be the most hated villain in Star Trek history: He is, after all, the man who killed Captain Kirk.

A bank of Mark V torpedoes can be seen in an iconic Generations scene aboard the observatory during which Data’s emotion chip malfunctions – a direct link to the story now being told in Star Trek: Picard.

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the Cannes International Film Festival






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At this time of global health crisis, our thoughts go to the victims of the COVID-19 and we express our solidarity with all of those who are fighting the disease.

Today, we have made the following decision : The Festival de Cannes cannot be held on the scheduled dates, from May 12 to 23. Several options are considered in order to preserve its running, the main one being a simple postponement, in Cannes, until the end of June-beginning of July, 2020.




73rd Festival de Cannes © Antonin Thuillier / AFP

As soon as the development of the French and international health situation will allow us to assess the real possibility, we will make our decision known, in accordance with our ongoing consultation with the French Government and Cannes City Hall as well as with the Festival’s Board Members, Film industry professionals and all the partners of the event.

In the meantime, the Festival de Cannes lends its vocal support to all of those who firmly call on everyone to respect the general lockdown, and ask to show solidarity in these difficult times for the entire world.


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WWE statement regarding WrestleMania 36

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In coordination with local partners and government officials, WrestleMania and all related events in Tampa Bay will not take place. However, WrestleMania will still stream live on Sunday, April 5 at 7 pm ET on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view. Only essential personnel will be on the closed set at WWE’s training facility in Orlando, Florida to produce WrestleMania.”













“Culottées” (“Brazen”)

The series “Brazen” is a full 2D animated adaptation of 30 episodes, each lasting 3 minutes and 30 seconds, of Pénélope Bagieu’s web comic published in Le Monde and edited by Gallimard in 2016-2017. The comic has been translated into 17 languages and published in more than 21 countries. More than 550,000 copies of the comic have already been sold worldwide. The work portrays a broad spectrum of women, from an Apache warrior and a Hollywood star to a lighthouse keeper and troll creator, through to a gynecologist and empress, a rock star and bearded women, an athlete, a shaman, an explorer and an astronaut. The lives of well-known women are also explored, including: Hedy Lamarr, Hollywood actress and producer and most importantly, inventor of the technology that gave birth to WiFi; Annette Kellerman, the extraordinary swimmer and inventor of the modern one-piece bathing suit, and not to forget Leymah Gbowee, the Liberian peace activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner. In “Brazen”, women are joined together under one common denominator: changing their own lives through their own actions, and in turn, changing the times and societies in which they live. Through their boldness, determination and strength of character, these women have broken prejudices and shattered barriers. They have rocked the world, daring to do as they please. For this reason, they are rebel ladies and so “Brazen”!



Through its Women In Motion program, Kering supports the launch of the animated series adaptation of “Culottées” (“Brazen”)

the weekend beginning March 8th, on International Women’s Day


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From its support of Women In Motion through to the launch and adaptation of the animated series of “Brazen”, Kering remains firmly committed to women in all the creative fields and supports those who wish to change things and raise the profile of women through the choices they have made, their careers, and their view of the world. Whether it is the illustrator and comic designer of “Brazen”, the directors, the producers or of course the heroines themselves: all are actors of the change advocated for by Women In Motion. By shining a light on the creativity and uniqueness of talented women whose work in the fields of arts and culture is helping to transform our vision of the world.

Brazen” is the comic created by Pénélope Bagieu, showcasing the stories of 30 women, some of whom are famous, who have contributed to change History. The women portrayed have stood up for women’s rights, taking a courageous stand in times of hardship. Bagieu skillfully and wittily recounts their stories.  

The animated series of “Brazen”, produced by Silex Films, an independent film company run by Priscilla Bertin and Judith Nora, takes the same approach. It is a story of admiration for these 30 women; an admiration shared and passed on by Pénélope Bagieu, the series’ directors, Mai Nguyen and Charlotte Cambon, and screenwriters, Emilie Valentin and Elise Benroubi. The success of their work lies in their ability to strike a balance between being playful and poetic whilst adding a dash of humor within the gaps of the 30-episode long story. Actress Cécile de France, leant her vocal talents to all characters in the animated series including our heroines, men, and children. “Brazen” will be broadcast in full on on March 8th, International Women’s Day. It will receive support from a teaser trailer aired all channels of France Télévisions on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March. The series will then receive daily airtime starting March 9th, from Monday to Friday, on France 5 until April 17th.

Source : Women In Motion


Oscar winners

Susan Sarandon

& Geena Davis

headline exclusive screening of Thelma & Louise


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during the 100th anniversary of womens suffrage





Presented by Kering Women In Motion – High-profile guests celebrate pioneering women who contribute to changing mindsets and achieving gender equality

In New York, on January 28, among entertainment, fashion, and cultural leaders, Academy Award-winning actresses Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis hosted a private screening of Ridley Scott’s landmark film, Thelma & Louise, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, presented by Kering, the leading luxury group.


Timed during the historic, 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, the evening celebrated the film, as the forerunner of feminist cinema, and raised awareness on women’s contributions to the industry, both in front of and behind the camera, and to society, through Kering’s Women In Motion program.  Since its creation in 2015, Women In Motion has highlighted the creativity and uniqueness of talented women whose work in the fields of arts and culture is helping to transform our vision of the world.  In 2016, Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis were the recipients of the Women In Motion Award, which recognizes every year during the Cannes Film Festival the careers and commitments shown by leading female figures in the world of cinema.


The night kicked off with red carpet arrivals, followed by a screening of the film in the museum’s Celeste Bartos Theater, presented by Ms. Sarandon; Ms. Davis; and Laurent Claquin, President of Kering Americas.  


To cap off the festivities, select notables attended an intimate dinner gathering at nearby celebrity watering hole, Monkey Bar, also hosted by Ms. Sarandon, Ms. Davis, and Kering.

In addition to the film’s stars, other noteworthy guests included: Diane Kruger (co-host), Christine Baranski (co-host), Michael Stipe, Arianna Huffington (co-host), Padma Lakshmi (co-host), Rupert Friend and Aimee Mullins (co-host), Radhika Jones (co-host), Nina Garcia (co-host), Griffin Dunne, Mario Sorrenti and Mary Frey, Jenna Lyons, Candace Bushnell, Bee and Francesco Carrozzini (co-host), Sara Moonves (co-host), Marilyn Minter, Sophie Auster, Emma Ferrer, Linda Fargo (co-host), Kerby Jean-Raymond, Bruce Bozzi (co-host), Amy Fine Collins, Richard Phillips, Lauren Remington Platt, and Jennifer Creel.



© Park Circus Films



Widely regarded as one of the important films of the 1990s, Thelma and Louise tells the story of two best friends—a bored housewife and straight-laced waitress at a coffee shop—who are sick of what they’ve settled for.  Deciding to escape the tedium of their everyday lives, the pair sneak off in Louise’s ’66 T-bird convertible for a three-day fishing trip with no husbands, no boyfriends, and no problems. But things don’t go quite according to plan when an encounter with a drunken, foul-mouthed, would-be rapist transforms their quiet getaway into a cross-country escape that will change their lives forever. 


The distribution of Thelma & Louise is courtesy of Park Circus Films.


Kering, a partner of the Festival de Cannes, launched Women In Motion in 2015 to shine a light on women’s contribution to cinema, both in front of and behind the camera. Since then, the program has been expanded to include the worlds of photography, arts and literature. For although creativity is one of the most powerful forces for change, gender inequality in this areas remains flagrant.  Through its awards, Women In Motion recognizes both inspirational figures and talented young women, while its Talks provide an opportunity for some of the leading names in cinema and arts to share their views on women’s representation in their profession. For the past five years, Women In Motion has been a platform for helping to change mindsets and to providing thought leadership on both the role and the recognition given to women in all areas of the arts.

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The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands will be hosted by Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley and Jan Smit. Chantal Janzen is a famous actress and presenter, Edsilia Rombley a presenter, singer and two-time Eurovision participant, and Jan Smit is a successful singer, presenter and Eurovision commentator for the Netherlands.


The presenters will open the 3 live shows, talk to the contestants in the Green Room and guide the voting for an audience of some 180 million viewers from Europe and around the world. “When deciding on hosts, we first and foremost chose 3 people with a great deal of stage experience. They also happen to have started their career as singers,” says Sietse Bakker, Executive Producer Event of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.


Chantal Janzen

Chantal was born in 1979 in Tegelen and studied at the Amsterdam University of the Arts. She rose to fame as a musical actress, performing in Tarzan, Petticoat and Hij gelooft in mij. She also acted in several well-known Dutch movies. Chantal started her TV career at public broadcaster AVRO, where she hosted the award show Gouden Televizier-Ring Gala from 2008 to 2010. In 2011, she made the transfer to commercial broadcaster RTL where she hosted shows like Holland’s Got Talent and The Voice of Holland. Chantal Janzen won the Televizier-Ster award for best TV presenter an impressive 5 times.



Eurovision 2020 presenters Edsilia Rombley, Chantal Janzen and Jan Smit – Photo : NPO/AVROTROS/NOS

Edsilia Rombley

Born in Amsterdam in 1978, Edsilia (Instagram) was introduced to the general public when she won the Dutch talent programme Soundmixshow in 1996. A year later she also won the European Soundmixshow and, in 1998, she represented the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest with Hemel & Aarde, finishing 4th.

In 2007, she took part for the second time with On Top of the World. Edsilia also presented the Dutch voting and jury results twice. She hosted the first season of the successful AVROTROS programme Beste Zangers. Since 2005 the popular singer completed 7 theatre tours and since 2014 she has been performing as part of the formation Ladies of Soul annually. In 2019 she hosted Eurovision in Concert, which she will also do in 2020.

Jan Smit

Jan Smit (Instagram) was born in 1985 and grew up in Volendam and scored his first hit at the age of 10. In 2005, his reality show Gewoon Jan Smit won the Televizier-Ring award. Jan is also a member of De Toppers and the German formation KLUBBB3. Since 2012, he has been hosting the AVROTROS show Beste Zangers, which got nominated for a Televizier-Ring in 2017 and 2019. As a singer, Jan is not only well known in the Netherlands, but also in Belgium, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He is the most successful Dutch artist in Germany, reaching up to 12 million viewers with Schlagerchampions, Die Hüttenparty and Schlagerboom.


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As part of an ongoing collaboration for the development of multiple entertainment components, Grupo Vidanta and Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group will create a first of its kind water-themed resident dinner show housed in a new, custom-designed theater, located in Vidanta’s entertainment parks currently under construction in Vallarta.

At the five-year anniversary of Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ in Riviera Maya, and celebrating its unrivaled success, Grupo Vidanta, the developer of Mexico and Latin America’s leading resorts and JOYÀ’s award winning theater design, along with Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group officially announced the launch of an exciting new show that will include a mesmerizing high-level gastronomic experience. Grupo Vidanta, with construction already underway of their Vallarta area entertainment parks, has also begun the construction of a specially designed, world-class theater – equipped with innovative technology and a capacity of up to 600 guests.



Grupo Vidanta and Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group
officially announced the launch of an exciting new resident
show at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta.

Throughout their unique collaboration and long-standing
partnership, Cirque du Soleil and Grupo Vidanta have always
shared the same vision for high-quality entertainment.



The new theater will be located in an area dedicated to Cirque du Soleil in Vidanta’s entertainment parks currently under construction in the Vallarta area. In addition to the theater and show, the area will feature multiple acrobatic and artistic attractions integrated in the Cirque du Soleil area where guests can immerse themselves in the world of Cirque du Soleil, where outdoor animations will come to life.

As the project continues to evolve towards its opening date slated for 2021, Grupo Vidanta will share further details about the development of the innovative entertainment destination now represented by Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta.




“With the launch of Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ, Grupo Vidanta forever changed the entertainment landscape of Mexico by creating the must-see and world’s only Cirque du Soleil show and dinner experience. Now, propelling forward with our multi-year operating experience, we are certain the new theater and culinary experience currently being built in Nuevo Vallarta will be an unforgettable experience for the senses that will once again present to the world a unique and unmatched tourist attraction available only in Mexico,” said Iván Chávez, Executive Vice President of Grupo Vidanta.




“Throughout our unique collaboration and long-standing partnership, Cirque du Soleil and Grupo Vidanta have always shared the same vision for high-quality entertainment and captivating experiences. We are thrilled to embark on this second venture; it’s an opportunity to unleash our creativity within the exquisite surroundings of this new Vidanta resort” said Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. This will be the 53rd creation of Cirque du Soleil and its 16th resident show.