“Ballet with Tchaikovsky and Ravel” featuring two world-renowned pieces, “Bolero” choreographed by Maurice Béjart and music by Maurice Ravel and “Serenade” choreographed by George Balanchine and music by Piotr Tchaikovsky will come back to the Opera House in downtown HCMC on October 19 at 8 p.m. after its successful premiere in August. The HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) has decided to host the ballet show again due to high demand of spectators who missed the first performance on August 19. Serenade was the most favorite ballet of the 19th century with its music by Tchaikovsky and choreography by George Balanchine from Russia. After its premiere in New York in 1934, Serenade became a ballet phenomenon as it inherited all the elite features and techniques of traditional ballet. Seventeen dancers in long dresses will have a beautiful dance under the moonlight while male dancers will appear for a moment and leave the stage. The … [Read more...] about “Ballet with Tchaikovsky and Ravel” back to city stage after August premiere
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Free Internet access will be given to more neighborhoods across New York as the Big Apple aims to build a "wireless corridor" designed to boost business, officials announced on Monday. New York has already created free Internet zones in around 20 parks and the Chelsea area of downtown Manhattan, the latter at the initiative of US technology giant Google. Bloomberg said the "wireless corridor" scheme would be funded by both the private and public sectors, with $900,000 of local government funding against $3.4 million of private money. New York officials say the aim of the project is to create technology hubs in the city's five boroughs catering to cultural and educational growth as well as low-income residential areas. "If New York City is going to remain competitive in the global economy, we must find ways to support the entrepreneurs who are driving technological advances and creating jobs," Bloomberg said. Bloomberg, who ends his term as mayor at the end of December after … [Read more...] about New York spreading wireless access across city
Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, battered the nation's eastern seaboard on Tuesday, swamping New York City streets with record levels of floodwater, blacking out power to millions of people and bringing transportation to a halt through much of the region. Photo: Reuters >> Massive storm Sandy in pictures >> At least 7 dead, 6 missing in Son Tinh powerful storm At least 13 people were reported killed in the United States by Sandy, which dropped just below hurricane status before going ashore in New Jersey on Monday, according to officials and media reports. More than 1 million people across a dozen states were under orders to evacuate as the massive system continued to plow westward. One disaster forecasting company predicted economic losses could ultimately reach $20 billion, only half insured. The storm also slowed the presidential campaign at a key time ahead of next week's vote and closed U.S. markets for two days. Sandy, … [Read more...] about New York paralyzed as Sandy slams into eastern U.S.
Apple Inc's newest iPad looked like another hot seller on Friday as hundreds lined up at stores around the world to get their hands on the tablet, though the crowds and waiting times in some cities were less than in previous years. The third-generation iPad has only a few new features including faster wireless connectivity and a crisper display, but analysts nonetheless expect Apple to dominate the tablet market well into next year. "I just got hyped into it, I guess," said David Tarasenko, a 34-year-old construction manager who was the first to pick one up from a Telstra wireless store at midnight in Sydney. The buzz helped propel Apple shares to touch a record high of $600 on the Nasdaq on Thursday, though they later erased gains and were trading at around $585 on Friday afternoon. In New York, the queues were nothing compared with previous years. "I came by at midnight and nobody was here," said Peter Brown, 51, who owns a marketing and communications company in London … [Read more...] about Apple cements tablet market lead with new iPad
Several thousand protesters marched through downtown Los Angeles Saturday from Pershing Square to Los Angeles City Hall to show their solidarity with the "Occupy" protesters in other cities on the International Day of Action. Billed as "Occupy Los Angeles Global Day of Action," the march was organized by the "Occupy Los Angeles" protesters who have encamped in tents surrounding Los Angeles City Hall since Oct. 1. The march and demonstration went on peacefully without any clashes between protesters and the police. Los Angeles Police Department sent out traffic police to escort the march. A helicopter was also present over the sky as the march was going on. "So far, so good. They're just marching along peacefully," said Los Angeles police officer Bruce Borihanh of the Media Relations Section. "We have just enough police presence for the participants and for the people who may be conducting business downtown," he said, adding that there were no arrests or … [Read more...] about Thousands of protesters march through downtown LA on National Action Day