theartsdesk in Cologne: urban boutique on the RhineThursday, September 13, 2018
Kölsch beer and the Riesling youd expect in Rhine-straddling city flying around, the atmosphere is relaxed.On the terraces bandstand, Tigger-ish Berlin band Champyons bounce through a mix of electro-inclined pop and guitar-focused songs suggesting a punked-up Dodgy (pictured below right). The eccentric inclusion of an accordion in their line-up is no obstacle to the fun. Beneath the restaurant, in the basement bar Studio 672, the winsome Bavarian duo Bruckner thrill an excited, mostly female, audience. Across the road, Club Z thuds to the synth-coloured math rock-ish stylings of Essens Dote.Stretching south along Brüsseler Str., the surrounding area embraces the upbeat spirit. Squished against the shelves of the bookshop Stiebter Himmel and hemmed in by keyboards and pedals, Dissolver is a one-man Medicine. The clothes shop Blutsgeschwister is hosting Soeckers, a sort-of Arctic Monkeys. Best of all, and taking it back to the Stadtgarten terraces bucolia, outside a market hall the local but half-New Zealand bluegrass-influenced duo Stereo Naked sing off-the-wall songs of road kill and thwarted ambition amongst a flower stands plants.This is c/o Pop, a four-day festival of music from Germany and elsewhere which is now in its 15th year. After expanding the handle to Cologne on Pop, its purpose becomes clear. c/o Pop is an urban boutique event, explains Ralph Christoff (pictured below left), head of the festivals strategy and its convention pro...https://theartsdesk.com/new-music/theartsdesk-cologne-urban-boutique-rhine
Gisela Ruth HammThursday, September 13, 2018
Gisela taught school in Wisconsin Dells for many years and coached several high school forensics teams. The forensics program grew under her direction, with teams twice winning the state championship.Upon retirement in 1996, she was elected to the School Board and served 13 years. She was active with many civic organizations, including the Dells Country Art Association, the Dells Country Historical Society, the Heritage Day Craft Fair, the Wo-Zha-Wa Committee, Friends of the Library, Kiwanis, Tuesday Club and Friends of the H.H. Bennett Studio. She was a Trustee of the Kilbourn Library, and became very involved with the construction of the new library. She was also a member of the Columbia County Library Board. In 2015, she was selected as Columbia Council Library Advocate of the Year. Additionally, she was a member of the governing board of the Kilbourn Academy and was on the committee to raise funds for the new Dells train depot. In recognition of years of dedicated service, she was honored as Marshall of the 2014 Wo-Zha-Wa parade.Gisela is survived by her sons, John (Carin) of Naples, Florida, and Robert (Diane) and her two grandsons, Andrew and James of Fitchburg, Wisconsin; a daughter, Rebecca, of New York City; a brother, Bill (Jill) Sanders of Bonita Springs, Florida; in-laws Jerry and Mary Hamm and their extended family; and her very close friends, Frank and Amy Laundrie, Glenn and Mary Beth Deedon, Dianne Effinger and Nitza Shawriyeh. Gisela was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister-in-law Marlene Sanders. A special thank you to the staffs of Oak Park Place, St. Clare Hospital, and St. Clare Meadows Care Center in Baraboo for their special care.In lieu of flowers, memorials to either the Kilbourn Public Library or the Wisconsin Dells Education Foundation – English/Language Arts scholarship fund would be appreciated. https://www.channel3000.com/obituaries/gisela-ruth-hamm/787080175
OICMF thank you | LettersThursday, September 13, 2018
The final notes of the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival have faded away. Now the reflections, memories and knowledge that we are all a part of something truly extraordinary sustain us throughout the year. On behalf of Board President Sam Coleman and the entire OICMF board, and Executive Director Anita Orne and the OICMF staff, I would personally like to thank everyone for making our 21st Festival Season a resounding success filled with glorious music. At the center of the festival, our phenomenal artists performed J.S. Bachs complete Brandenburg Concertos. Its hard to put into words what was felt by each artist and each audience member; both playing and listening to this magnificent music makes me believe the world is a better place.
OICMF is not just about the music but is also about relationships, both new and old. We are one unified family. We are open and inviting, and encouraging in a variety of roles. We love playing for kids, for seniors, for islanders and for visitors. Everyone has contributed in some way,...https://www.islandssounder.com/letters/oicmf-thank-you-letters/
Are You The Next AIPH International Grower Of The Year?Thursday, August 2, 2018
AIPH strives to reignite and uphold an appreciation of plants that we believe is a basic human instinct. We support the work of grower associations globally and together we champion a prosperous industry, growing plants that enhance lives, advance societies and sustain our planet, for this generation and the next.For further details visit www.aiph.org IGOTY AwardsBrought to you by AIPH in partnership with Founding Partner, FloraCulture International (FCI), the IGOTY awards have been championing outstanding achievement in the sector since 2010. They recognise best practice in horticultural production by the top ornamental production nurseries from around the globe, celebrating the expertise and energy they give to horticulture. In 2018 ornamental growers, from Canada, China, Columbia, Ethiopia, Israel and The Netherlands reached the finals, with Ter Laak Orchids - the Netherlands, winning AIPH IGOTY 2018.For more information including brochures, past winners and a video of the 2017 awards visit www.aiph.org/groweroftheyear
Source: International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) ...http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article=0069714
Inside Prince Konstantin of Bavaria's wedding to Deniz KayaThursday, September 13, 2018
I do'. The latest in royal weddings is the union of Germany's Prince Konstantin of Bavaria and Deniz Kaya, who first met in London in 2012. The groom, who is the son of Prince Leopold and Princess Ursula of Bavaria, wed his bride, a Turkish interior designer, in a wedding set at St. Moritzs Eglise au Bois church in Switzerland. The bride wore a long-sleeved ivory lace dress and while the designer is currently unknown, it is already drawing comparisons to Meghan Markle's gown due to the bateau neckline.
The bride arrived at the church with her father, Metin Kaya, carrying a small bouquet of white flowers. She accessorised with a full-length veil and diamond earrings. She wore natural make-up and had her hair in an elegant low bun.
The guest list included members of high society and European royalty, including Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his wife Princess Sofia of Sweden (above and below). Other guests included actress Mafalda Millies, Ludvig Andersson, the son of ABBA's Benny Andersson, and of course, the groom's royal brothers and sisters.
Germany's churches warn against upsurge in racismThursday, September 13, 2018
Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK), Thomas Sternberg, described the AfD as an extreme right party and called on all free and democratic forces to resist it ahead of by-elections in Bavaria and Hesse. The head of Germans lay people Catholics did not hesitate to draw a parallel with the Nazi Party, which came to power by the ballot in the last phase of the Weimar Republic. While denouncing the demonization of immigration, Thomas Sternberg also recognized the need to set economic, social and societal limits for immigration. Exploring these limits, particularly to be able to ensure the necessary protection for those who need it, is an enormous challenge for our society, Sternberg said, wondering at the reasons why some Germans felt abandoned. However, he added: I think a democratic state can overcome all that. Dignity at the heart of social consensus In late August, at the heart of the Chemnitz riots, the president of the Council of the Protestant Church in Germany, Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, also warned German voters against the AfD. Those who vote for the AfD need to know that they are giving legitimacy to forces that go all the way to the extreme right and which use Nazi slogans, he said. Repositioning human dignity at the heart of the social consensus, the head of Germanys Protestants urged those who see themselves as Christians to seize the opportunity of the upcoming elections to send a clear signal against such slogans. https://international.la-croix.com/news/germanys-churches-warn-against-upsurge-in-racism/8381
From Oktoberfest in Munich to Morocco's Oasis, partake in local festivities as you discover a new destinationThursday, September 13, 2018
Oktoberfest is commonly associated as a beer fest with locally brewed beverage stealing the spotlight. Although, beer remains its essence, it actually reflects the culture of Bavarian food, clothes and traditions. Over the years, Munich has changed the stereotype of being associated with just food and drinks; the festival has a Ferris Wheel, rollercoaster's, games and traditional Bavarian parade to set the fun quotient soaring.
So it's not just about clanking of mugs, Oktoberfest is a well-rounded attraction to your visit to Germany with family too. If you are here to enjoy the true essence of the fest, make sure to catch the official opening ceremonies. At noon, the Mayor of Munich taps open the barrel, officially flagging off the party. Visitors then begin to quench their thirst. While booking for the Oktoberfest begins months in advance, it is recommended to get here early if you intend to secure a good spot in one of the tents.
Trivia: The beer mugs, called steins are much sought-after souvenirs during Oktoberfest. But they actually belong to the property of the respective landlords. Ever tent has macho, bouncer type security guards who look out for people trying to steal the mugs.
LUXURY AND RUSTIC DESERT CHARM ROLLED IN ONE
Dont miss: Oasis
When: September 14 - 16, 2018
Make sure to visit iconic monuments such as Edround considered as Gate to the Sahara Desert.Oasis, the ongoing three-day festival held in Morocco, seeks to heighten the dessert landscape of Morocco further on. In its second addition this exotic, sun-soaked techno fest is a thrilling addition to the music calendar. Hosted in the Moroccan capital, Marrakech, it featured Richie Hawtin, Ellen Allien and Jeff Mills in the first edition along with the emerging stars of the underground. The festival is a perfect destination of discerning electronic music fans. Music aside, the festival's enviable location offers enough opportunity to kick back on a sun-lounger in between performances.
No trip to Marrakech can be complete without a trip to a souk. Sample ...https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/travel/from-oktoberfest-in-munich-to-moroccos-oasis-partake-in-local-festivities-as-you-discover-a-new-destination/articleshow/65767084.cms
Princess Sofia of Sweden Looked Straight Out of a Fairytale at Prince Konstantin of Bavaria's Royal WeddingThursday, September 13, 2018
There was another royal wedding over the weekend, and we can't stop gushing over how amazing Princess Sofia of Sweden looked at the event.Prince Konstantin of Bavaria married Deniz Kaya in St. Moritz in Switzerland on Saturday, and the event was nothing short of picturesque. The bride wore a long-sleeve ivory lace gown, and pulled her hair into a low chignon to show off her delicate veil. Her makeup was simple and natural-looking, a la Meghan Markle's for her big day, and the most statement making part of her look was a pair of large diamond earrings.After the ceremony, the Prince and Princess of Bavaria were showered in confetti by adorable page boys and flower girls, who wore blue-and-white floral print dresses and crowns made of fresh flowers. According The Daily Mail, the celebration continued at a lavish reception and dinner in the nearby town of Engadine.Gisela SchoberThe guest list was reportedly just as glamorous as the backdrop for the big day, and included a number of members of the royal family and European high society. Per usual, Princess Sofia of Sweden brought her outfit A-game, and looked chic as ever in the perfect end-of-summer wedding guest dress. She wore a floor-length baby blue gown with short sleeves, which gave off seriou...https://www.brides.com/story/princess-sofia-of-sweden-looked-straight-out-of-a-fairytale-at-prince-konstantin-of-bavarias-royal-wedding