Salt Lake City’s New Eccles Theater Begins Its 2016-17 Broadway Season

first_img View Comments Eccles Theatre in Salt Lake City The opening of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical wasn’t the only thing making the earth move under people’s feet in Salt Lake City. The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater in downtown SLC kicked off its 2016-17 Broadway season on November 15 with the opening of the hit bio-musical that tells the story of the early life and career of Carole King. Beautiful ran at the Eccles Theater through November 20; and next up is Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, which will play December 6 through December 11.Designed by world-renowned architect César Pelli, co-owned by Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County, and operated by the Salt Lake County Center for the Arts, the state-of-the-art theater features the 2,500-seat Delta Performance Hall, the 140-seat Regent Street Theater, event and rehearsal spaces, a five-story grand lobby, the outdoor McCarthey Plaza and the in-venue Encore Bistro.The $119 million theater, built to attract traveling Broadway musicals, boasts a facade of steel and glass that lets light pour into a vaulted five-story lobby, while giving theatergoers a panoramic view of Main Street. The stage and seating inside allow perfect sight-lines from all vantage points.”The opening of the beautiful Eccles Theater will bring new opportunity for the arts right in the heart of the downtown cultural core,” said Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, in a statement. “This space will bring with it unique creative energy helping further establish Salt Lake City as the arts and culture destination it is today.”In addition to Beautiful and White Christmas, the Zions Bank Broadway at the Eccles 2016-2017 season includes Broadway blockbusters Kinky Boots, Matilda The Musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story On Stage, the farewell tour of Mamma Mia!, Disney’s The Lion King and The Book of Mormon.To get a spectacular in-depth look at the Eccles Theater and to learn more about the story of the performance space, featuring interviews with the team of visionary leaders, legacy donors, lead architect and public officials, watch the videos below!last_img read more

Šibenik connects its fortresses by minibus

first_imgAs part of the European project “Revitalization of the fortress of St. Ivan ”, the City of Šibenik procured a midibus with the aim of conducting educational programs and workshops, ie, for the needs of transfers and tours of archaeological sites in the Šibenik-Knin County, as part of the field work of the educational campus of St. Ivan. Also, all three Šibenik fortresses will be connected by bus.”We will connect all three fortresses by bus, and will serve in carrying out various educational activities intended primarily for children, the domicile population, but also tourists. Our goal is to extend the season, and just one of the facilities at the Fortress of St. Ivana is an educational campus intended for educational programs that will last all year round. Fortress of St. Ivana will be the starting point, and all cultural and archaeological assets in the city of Šibenik and its surroundings will be the subject of visits and various activities.Said the mayor of Sibenik, Zeljko Buric.Midibus, Otokar Navigo C brand, has a total capacity of 40 people, including wheelchairs. The total financial value of the project “Revitalization of the Fortress of St. Ivana ”amounts to HRK 50.014.742,95. The European Union co-finances the project with HRK 41.486.646,05 from the European Structural and Investment Funds within the Operational Program Competitiveness and Cohesion, while the rest of the funds are provided by the City of Šibenik.last_img read more

Ramos header puts Real Madrid back on top

first_imgSERGIO Ramos headed a late winner as Real Madrid recovered from a howler by keeper Keylor Navas to beat 10-man Real Betis to go top of La Liga.Navas escaped a red card for fouling Darko Brasanac, then spilled Antonio Sanabria’s shot into his own net.Cristiano Ronaldo headed Madrid level from a Marcelo cross before half-time.Betis defender Matteo Piccinini was sent off for dragging back Lucas Vazquez with 12 minutes left, before Ramos powered in a Toni Kroos corner.Morata cannot Bale out Madrid – but Ramos canCaptain Ramos has made a habit of scoring vital goals for Zinedine Zidane’s side this season – most notably a last-minute equaliser against Barcelona and a late winner against Deportivo, both in December.The centre-back’s power from set-pieces proved vital as Real did not quite click in attack without the suspended Gareth Bale, and with Karim Benzema named among the substitutes.Alvaro Morata, given a chance from the start, was unable to make an impact and was replaced by Benzema with 20 minutes left.Ronaldo provided his usual threat, heading a fine equaliser and seeing another goal ruled out for offside.last_img read more

Trustee Gin Wong remembered for la architecture

first_imgPhoto courtesy of USC NewsGin Wong, trustee and architect of many Southern California buildings, died Sept. 1 in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 94. Wong designed buildings such as a 33-story skyscraper and the Automobile Club of Southern California headquarters in Orange County and a roadway at the Los Angeles International Airport. Wong was born in Guangzhou, China, and received a degree from the USC School of Architecture. “Gin Wong was a visionary architect who left an indelible mark on our beloved alma mater and our vibrant southern California landscape,” President C. L. Max Nikias told USC News. “He was also an exemplary Trojan who was always looking forward to his next endeavor.”Wong helped design the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the USC City Center in downtown Los Angeles.Wong’s company Gin Wong Associates helped restore USC’s original building, which became the Widney Alumni House after Wong completed the restoration in 1977.Gin Wong is survived by his wife, Louise Wong; children, Terrina, Janna and Kimberlee; and four grandchildren, three of whom attended USC. Memorial services for Wong will be private, but Wong’s family has requested that in lieu of flowers, funds be donated to the Gin Wong Scholarship at the USC School of Architecture.last_img read more