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A (Virtual) Christmas Vacation with The Griswolds: An Evening with Chevy Chase & Beverly D’Angelo streams live on Saturday, Nov. 28


Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that it will be presenting A (Virtual) Christmas Vacation with The Griswolds: An Evening with Chevy Chase & Beverly D’Angelo on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. (CT). Light up your holidays and join Christmas’ favorite couple, Ellen and Clark Griswold for this virtual salute to the holiday classic, National Lampoon’s Christmas vacation. Chevy Chase (“Clark”) and Beverly D’Angelo (“Ellen”) lead audiences through this live event as they share fan-favorite clips from the movie, reveal their favorite memories from the making of the Vacation franchise and answer your questions in a live audience Q & A.

Tickets for A (Virtual) Christmas Vacation with The Griswolds: An Evening with Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.







Nov. 28

7 p.m. (CT)



A limited number of VIP tickets will be available that includes livestream access and a brief post-show meet and greet for $250.

An original member of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” Chevy Chase was the trailblazer who turned SNL success into Hollywood mega-stardom. The movies Caddyshack, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Fletch, and Three Amigos all contributed to making Chevy Chase a world-wide household name.

Perhaps best known for her portrayal of Ellen Griswold in the National Lampoon’s Vacation franchise, actress-singer Beverly D’Angelo has had an accomplished career spanning over four decades. Her acting resume includes roles in over 60 films and appearances in some of pop-cultures most celebrated television series including “The Simpsons,” “Law & Order: SVU” and “Entourage.”

Fans can expect the unexpected as these legends share a no-holds-barred trip down memory lane and unveil the behind-the-scenes secrets of the making of a blockbuster film franchise.

Add a new twist to your holiday tradition-gather the family and cozy up on the couch as we stream the Griswolds directly to your living room for this live virtual event that is fun for all ages. Chestnuts and eggnog recommended!

Hennepin Theatre Trust drives cultural and economic vitality in Minnesota through leadership of the dynamic Hennepin Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis and educational programming that reaches every area of the state. Its historic theatres – Orpheum, State and Pantages – and event center at 900 Hennepin Avenue light up Hennepin Avenue with top-tier entertainment, including the best of Broadway and a wide variety of arts programming. Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.

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GCSC presents radio recreation of ‘War of the Worlds’ panic

Tony Simmons
| The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — In 1938, the great director and actor Orson Welles frightened scores of people with his broadcast of “War of the Worlds.” He’d updated the events for a modern-day radio show, and presented them as if they were happening live and being covered by radio station broadcasters.

“I tell the kids it’s the original ‘fake news’ story,” said director and Assistant Professor Hank Rion. “It’s really relevant today to the way people react to news. I think it’s very timely.”

So Gulf Coast State College’s Division of Visual & Performing Arts is partnering this Halloween season with Commodore Productions and WKGC 90.7-FM to present “War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast,” a radio play based on the classic show.

Complete with vintage commercials and live sound effects, this radio-play-within-a-radio-play is described as a “thrilling homage to the form’s Golden Age and timely reminder of what fear can do to a society.” Audiences will be able to view the actors via online streaming, or listen to the show live on WKGC 90.7-FM.

Directed by Rion, the cast includes Christopher Grover, Andrew Rowell, Jacob Lambert, Susanna Lloyd, Cassidy Cobb, Sarah Mathis, Drayce Sears, Jeff Floyd, Alex Seeley and Tyler Kent. Crew includes stage manager Maggie Jones, assistant stage manager Julianna Everhart, assistant director/voiceovers by Ian Bingham, and costumes/makeup/hair by Lauren Patterson.


GCSC Presents “War of the Worlds – The Panic Broadcast”

Gulf Coast State College to live stream a radio show recreating the notorious 1938 “War of the Worlds” broadcast by Orson Welles believed to have caused widespread panic..


“COVID has changed theater a lot, and I think for us the primary thing was safety and keeping our students safe,” Rion said. “I thought a radio show would be great, so this is kind of a radio show with a twist. It’s set in 1948, and they’re doing a recreation of the 1938 broadcast.”

Mathis, a sophomore majoring in music, portrays a jingle singer and does radio announcements, among other parts in the play. At one point, she plays the digeridoo.

“But you do miss the intimacy of live theater,” Mathis said of the radio show format. “Most shows, you’re very close together — you’re hugging, you’re crying, you’re touching. Contact with other people. We’re close, but we do miss being able to be in contact with one another.”

Voice acting is one of the challenges students are facing with this production, as they aren’t using their bodies to emote.

“All they really have is from the chest up, so it’s very hard for them to try to contain all that energy without moving,” Rion said.

“I’m so used to projecting out into an audience, and I never used a microphone before for a show,” said student actor Drayce Sears. “Having to be quiet and so close up to a microphone is personally very weird for me.”

The 1938 show wasn’t intended as a hoax, but was just a regularly

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Artyzen Hospitality Group Presents A New Lifestyle Hotel – YaTi by Artyzen in Shanghai Hongqiao

SHANGHAI, Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — YaTi by Artyzen is Artyzen Hospitality Group’s latest lifestyle inspiration in the fast growing Hongqiao area in Shanghai. The hotel is conveniently connected with direct access to another design-led brand under Artyzen, Artyzen Habitat, that was officially launched a year ago.

Smartly designed guest room for business and leisure travellers.


The Living Room and Bar for working, relaxing and social gatherings.


The Bar at night provides a variety of drinks, cocktails, snacks and hot food.


Stylish meeting rooms for meetings, networking, collaboration and achievement.


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“Embracing the group’s philosophy of ‘Art, Culture and Emotional Wisdom’, and catering to today’s modern traveler’s evolving lifestyle, YaTi by Artyzen represents a simplified but diverse lifestyle of creativity, vitality and passion. We believe YaTi is more than a place to stay, it is a living room for those youthful travellers who seek today’s social, art and culture scenes wherever they go,” said Peter Wynne, newly appointed Senior Vice President of Artyzen Hospitality Group. “YaTi by Artyzen Hongqiao Shanghai is strategically positioned as a select service hotel that provides essentials without fanfare and complications. In conjunction with the adjacent Artyzen Habitat hotel, guests enjoy the unique benefit of direct access to the added facilities in Artyzen Habitat, such as a fully equipped gym, Utility Hub with self-serviced laundry, a bistro and café, an amphitheater and events studios. Together, the two hotels create a smart business model and added value for guests that cannot be found in other comparable select service hotels.”  

Located in the greater Hongqiao area, the hotel is an integral part of the multi-faceted Shanghai MixC complex with a few steps from the Ziteng Road Metro Station on Line 10 and a short drive to the Hongqiao Railway Station and the Hongqiao International Airport. Guests can easily get to entertainment hotspots including Xintiandi, Yu Garden, Nanjing Road and nearby shopping malls.

YaTi by Artyzen Hongqiao Shanghai has 303 guest rooms that are efficiently decorated for a clutter free experience. It is smartly designed with business and leisure travelers in mind. The 2×2 meters over-sized bed with huggable pillows, tent-size duvets and fluffy bedding offer quality restorative sleep. The full-length window for superior outlook of the city view or a fully pressurized rain shower after a long day brings true relief while travelling. The Living Room and Bar are contemporary and socially designed for working and relaxing, as well as social and casual gatherings. Surrounded by a specially commissioned art collection, there are hot desks for co-working, computer desks equipped with Apple desktop computers, and sofa areas with big screen TVs. A bar located centrally in the Living Room, provides all-day beverages and a simple menu with localized cuisine offerings. It is a food pantry by day and a bar by night. Guests can also try out the mixology by well trained, multitasking baristas-slash-bartenders at the designer-furnished outdoor patio to unwind after an exciting day in the city. On the second floor, there are 8 one-of-a-kind stylish meeting rooms for meetings, networking, collaboration and achievement. Each room is equipped with up to date technologies, filled with art pieces and colorful furniture with whiteboard and chalkboard wall where brilliant ideas can be jotted down.

YaTi by Artyzen Hongqiao

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Third annual MOSAIC celebration presents special cultural offers and hotel deals in The Palm Beaches this fall

Florida’s Cultural Capital® invites visitors to “restart with the arts” with safe cultural experiences for the whole family

From spacious museums and historical sites to breathtaking botanical gardens and nature preserves, visitors can safely experience The Palm Beaches and enjoy cultural offers and hotel deals during MOSAIC (Months of Shows, Art, Ideas and Culture).
From spacious museums and historical sites to breathtaking botanical gardens and nature preserves, visitors can safely experience The Palm Beaches and enjoy cultural offers and hotel deals during MOSAIC (Months of Shows, Art, Ideas and Culture).
From spacious museums and historical sites to breathtaking botanical gardens and nature preserves, visitors can safely experience The Palm Beaches and enjoy cultural offers and hotel deals during MOSAIC (Months of Shows, Art, Ideas and Culture).

Lake Worth Beach, Fla., Oct. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County recently announced its third annual MOSAIC (Months of Shows, Art, Ideas and Culture), celebrating arts and culture in The Palm Beaches this fall with special offers and hotel deals designed to restart cultural tourism.

From spacious museums and historical sites to breathtaking botanical gardens and nature preserves, visitors can safely experience The Palm Beaches with these cultural offers and discounts on hotel stays.

Cultural organizations in The Palm Beaches recognize that safety is the top priority for visitors. In addition to state guidelines in place for attractions, restaurants and things to do, Palm Beach County has a local ordinance requiring facial coverings in public places, indoors or outdoors, wherever social distancing isn’t possible. Cultural organizations also have specific guidelines, allowing guests to experience the arts while maintaining proper safety precautions. Many have also signed The Palm Beaches Pledge, promising to follow guidelines from health and government officials to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep everyone safe.

Below is a sampling of exciting MOSAIC offers from local cultural organizations. For more offers and a schedule of upcoming in-person and virtual events, please visit MOSAICPBC.com. 

  • Arts Garage (Delray Beach): $10 off admission for virtual and in-person tickets to the “Music At Home & Live from Arts Garage” series now through December 31. Use coupon code MOSAIC2020 to redeem.

  • Benzaiten Center for the Creative Arts (Lake Worth Beach): A special deal for Glassblowing Class for Two for students through December 31. Two students work one-on-one with a glass artist to make their own glass masterpiece. Only $130 for 2 students. 

  • Boca Raton Museum of Art (Boca Raton): 2-for-1 regular and senior admissions through October and November. 

  • Busch Wildlife Sanctuary (Jupiter): $50 off private behind-the-scenes tours for 1-10 people ($75 for MOSAIC, regularly $125). Tours are offered Monday through Saturday; times vary depending on availability. 

  • Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (Jupiter): Buy one, get one children’s admission now through December 31. Children must be accompanied by an adult and be a minimum of 48 inches tall to climb the Lighthouse.

  • Lighthouse ArtCenter (Jupiter): Buy one, get one free deal on “Select Fridays” classes. To redeem, call the School of Art and mention MOSAIC. Offer is subject to class availability and only available to new participants.

  • Loggerhead Marinelife Center (Juno Beach): Buy one, get one deal on public guided tours with the coupon code MOSAIC2020 (must

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