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Marina del Rey’s Latest Economic Study Shows 73 Percent Growth in Tourism Impact Over Past 5 Years

Sunday, April 30th, 2017:

“I’m excited about the future of LA’s Marina,” said Janet Zaldua, CEO of the Marina del Rey CVB. “With all the new development and programming on the horizon, the future of Marina del Rey looks brighter than ever. The best is yet to come.” Marina del Rey, Calif. (PRWEB) April 27, 2017 One of the most desirable destinations along the Los Angeles coast, Marina del Rey (visitmarinadelrey.com), continues to benefit from revitalization throughout the small community. Over the past five years, studies commissioned by the Marina del Rey Convention & Visitors Bureau show record-breaking growth in tourism’s economic impact. […] Read More →

Jazz Age design shown in textiles, furniture and more

Sunday, April 30th, 2017:

NEW YORK — A multisensory blockbuster of a show at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum here invites visitors to explore Jazz Age design in all its glittering, decadent and innovative glory. Edgy furniture and tableware; textiles and wallpapers in rich oranges and teals; odes to the New York skyscraper — there’s nothing quietly “decorative” in “The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s,” which is on view in New York through Aug. 20 and then opens at the Cleveland Museum of Art on Sept. 30. It runs there through Jan. 14, 2018. Visitors should check preconceptions about “Art Deco” […] Read More →

Crowded field narrowing to 3-man race

Sunday, April 30th, 2017:

Chokwe Antar Lumumba(Photo: Justin Sellers/The Clarion-Ledger) CLOSE Who are all these people running for Jackson mayor? Anna Wolfe In the coming weeks, Jacksonians will have an option of shifting leadership in their city, a place with severe problems but, mayoral candidates acknowledge, immense promise. The ballot for the May 2 Democratic primary for Jackson mayor will have nine names on it, but only five candidates have gained any traction. Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber’s administration has not impressed many of those who supported him, and he is not expected to make it into the likely runoff on May 16. By all indications, the primary […] Read More →

Utah mother of Venezuelan prisoner feeling hopeful

Sunday, April 30th, 2017:

View 4 Items Spenser Heaps, Deseret News Laurie Holt, mother of Josh Holt, cries during a prayer at a rally at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Saturday, July 30, 2016. Family members and supporters held a rally to call for the release of Josh Holt, who has been jailed in Venezuela. SALT LAKE CITY — The mother of a Utahn being held in a Venezuelan prison is feeling more hopeful her son will be released after meeting with some of Utah’s congressional delegation and White House staff this week. Laurie Holt, of Riverton, believes a groundswell […] Read More →

WCPO Lounge Acts: Will Kimbrough makes sweet music with Brigitte DeMeyer

Sunday, April 30th, 2017:

Singer-songwriter Will Kimbrough knew he’d found a kindred spirit in singer Brigitte DeMeyer when the pair first matched their voices half a dozen years ago. They’ve since toured together and collaborated on a number of albums. But January marked the first time they’ve released a joint album with both their names — the gorgeous, stripped-down acoustic ballad collection Mockingbird Soul. The Americana treasure is made up of 11 originals and a cover of The Incredible String Band’s “October Song,” which is given an Appalachian makeover by the pair. The two seamlessly entwine their vocals over gently picked acoustic guitar. The […] Read More →

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