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If there was ever a doubt that France or Bordeaux takes its wine seriously, a new development settles it. A £63 million (about $92.4 million) wine museum called La Cité du Vin is set to open next week ahead of the 10th Bordeaux Wine Festival, according to the Telegraph, which snagged an early look inside the building's exhibits, tasting rooms, and wine shop. The museum is designed to be an immersive experience, according to its website, and the building itself appropriately bears strong resemblance to a wine decanter.
NEW YORK (AP) — The revived New York City Opera announced its first full season following its emergence from bankruptcy, planning 28 performances of six works in 2016-17 that include the U.S. debut of Antonio de Literes' "Los Elementos" and area premieres of Peter Eotvos' "Angels in America" and Tobin Stokes' "Fallujah."
A Swiss graphic designer has taken all of the events that occurred in Star Wars: A New Hope and recreated it in a 123-meter long illustration. Inspired by a series of infographics he had seen, Martin Panchaud created the image using Adobe Illustrator. On his website, Panchaud said one of the reasons he wanted to create such an elaborate image was because of how tired he grew of the internet's inability to pay attention to something.
By Isla Binnie ROME (Reuters) - Rome's opera house has called on the star power of Hollywood and high fashion for a new production that is already racking up record ticket sales for an institution that until two years ago was grappling with debt and labor disputes. Stars of stage and screen, including reality TV celebrity Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West, converged on Rome on Sunday for a gala dress rehearsal of Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata", which tells the tragic story of a self-sacrificing courtesan in 19th-century Paris. Veteran designer Valentino Garavani produced this version of "La Traviata", which opens on May 24 and runs till June 30, through his foundation.
Sofia Coppola says she is loving the "scary" challenge of directing an opera for the first time as she prepares for the premiere of her production of "La Traviata" in Rome next week. The American film director has teamed up with Nathan Crowley, the British production designer behind the Batman trilogy, for a new production of the classic Italian opera with the costumes designed by fashion's king of glamour, the veteran designer Valentino. "I've really enjoyed my first experience in the theatre," Coppola, 45, told a press conference on Friday ahead of Tuesday's opening of the latest interpretation of Giuseppe Verdi's romantic tragedy at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.
Aiming for a summer debut, Vesta Coffee Roasters intend to expand their online retail coffee business into a fully-fledged "roastery" and coffee shop. A rendering on the brand's Twitter feed hints the space will feature booths, an industrial-chic design and a coffee bar with stools for guests to sit right up close to the pouring action.
James Corden: actor, late-night host, diva. The Late Late Show host was thrilled to be asked to choreograph Dancing with the Stars. But even when he learned he'd only be choreographing a 20-second bumper, Corden refused to let pride get in the way of his big moment. Decked out in a sequin, feathered ... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com James Corden The Late Late Show With James Corden Dancing with the Stars This article, James Corden Proves He's the Fiercest Choreographer Dancing with the Stars Will Ever Know, originally appeared on TVGuide.com.
The rapper Drake, who has found massive success with his latest album "Views," has topped fellow Canadian Justin Bieber as the most-streamed artist on Spotify. The feat on the world's biggest streaming platform comes even though Drake has a commercial deal with Spotify's rival Apple where he initially released "Views" as an exclusive. Drake as of early Wednesday had 3.21 billion streams globally, compared with 3.18 billion for Bieber on the list of music data aggregator Kworb.
A brewpub where visitors would "dine on food and craft beer from around the globe" is part of the plans for the Chicago Brewseum, a yet-to-be-funded project with the likes of Goose Island Brewing Co. founder John Hall and Chicago History Museum's Dan Oliver onboard. Liz Garibay of History On Tap brainstormed the idea for a beer museum in Chicago back in 2013, according to Time Out Chicago.