Feb
16
Fri
2018
London Fashion Week – London
Feb 16 @ 2:06 pm

 

London Fashion Week is a clothing trade show held in London twice each year, in February and September. It is one of the “Big Four” fashion weeks, along with the New York, Milan and Paris

Organization

Organised by the British Fashion Council (BFC) for the London Development Agency with help from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, London Fashion Week first took place in 1984. It currently ranks alongside New York, Paris and Milan as one of the ‘Big Four’ fashion weeks. It presents itself to funders as a trade event that also attracts significant press attention and benefit to taxpayers. It is also able to get an official sponsorship from Mercedes-Benz, a worldwide known automobile brand and global hairdressing company Toni & Guy. It states that it is attended by over 5,000 press and buyers, and has estimated orders of £40 million or £100 million. A retail-focused event, London Fashion Weekend, takes place immediately afterwards at the same venue and is open to the general public.

The UK fashion industry is estimated to support 797,000 jobs (source: Oxford Economics 2014). This is a decrease of 2.3% from 2009.

The current venue for most of the “on-schedule” events is Somerset House in central London, where a large marquee in the central courtyard hosts a series of catwalk shows by top designers and fashion houses while an exhibition, housed within Somerset House itself, shows over 150 designers. However, many “off-schedule” events, such as Vauxhall Fashion Scout and On|Off, are organised by other private-funded groups and take place at other venues in central London

Feb
18
Sun
2018
BAFTA Awards – London
Feb 18 @ 2:01 pm

The Britannia Awards are presented by BAFTA Los Angeles, a branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), as “a bridge between the Hollywood and British production and entertainment business communities.

The Britannia Award is the highest accolade presented by BAFTA Los Angeles, and is a celebration of achievement honoring individuals and companies from the US, UK and beyond who have dedicated their careers or corporate missions to advancing the art-forms of the moving image.

Britannia Awards

The Awards are presented annually at The Britannia Awards gala dinner, where peers and colleagues celebrate the work and accomplishments of the distinguished honorees and gather to celebrate the fruitful relationship between the UK and US industries.

The first Britannia Award was presented in 1989 to Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli, pioneer producer of the James Bond films. Since the gala’s inception, the Britannia Awards ceremony has expanded to include multiple presentations celebrating living legends, rising British stars and internationally acclaimed colleagues.

Honorees over the years have included Sir Michael Caine, Martin Scorsese, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Anthony Hopkins, Colin Firth, Clint Eastwood, Dame Helen Mirren, Steven Spielberg, Ben Stiller, George Lucas, Kate Winslett, Robert De Niro, Daniel Day Lewis and George Clooney.

Feb
21
Wed
2018
The Brit Awards – London
Feb 21 @ 2:09 pm
BRIT Awards 2018 date

Britain’s biggest night in music will take place on 21 February 2018

The date for the 38th BRIT Awards has been announced as 21 February 2018. The show will be broadcast live on ITV from The O2, London.

 

Last year’s event featured performances from Little Mix, Katy Perry, The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, and Ed Sheeran and Stormzy. It reached a wider audience than ever before by expanding its digital partnerships to make the biggest night in music even more interactive, with ITV’s audience across the main show and its launch programme achieving 8.5 million in total. There were over 27 million views of BRITs performances on VEVO and YouTube within just one week.

Milan Fashion Week – Milan
Feb 21 @ 2:11 pm

Milan Fashion Week (Italian: Settimana della moda) is a clothing trade show held semi-annually in Milan, Italy. The autumn/winter event is held in February/March of each year, and the spring/summer event is held in September/October of each year.

History 

Milan Fashion Week, established in 1958, is part of the global “Big Four fashion weeks”, the others being Paris Fashion Week, London Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week. The schedule begins with New York, followed by London, and then Milan, and ending with Paris.

Milan Fashion Week is owned by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (The National Chamber for Italian Fashion), a non-profit association which disciplines, co-ordinates and promotes the development of Italian fashion and is responsible for hosting the fashion events and shows of Milan. The Camera Sindacale della Moda Italiana, was set up on 11 June 1958. This was the forerunner of the body which subsequently became the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana.

Proprietors of the most important establishments in Italy, including some private establishments, which, in those days, played a crucial role in the promotion of this sector, were present at the Memorandum of Association: Roberto Capucci, Emilio Schuberth, Maria Antonelli, Princess Caracciolo Ginnetti, Alberto Fagiani, Giovanni Cesare Guidi, Germana Marucelli, Simonetta Colonna Di Cesarò,Jole Veneziani, Francesco Borrello, Giovanni Battista Giorgini, and the lawyer Pietro Parisio.

The events dedicated to women’s fashion are the most important (Womenswear / Milan SS Women Ready to Wear, and Milano Moda Donna being the major fashion shows). The summer events dedicated to men include Menswear and Milano Moda Uomo.

In 2013, the fall/winter Milan Fashion Week started on January 20 with Paola Frani, and was followed by shows from major fashion houses such as Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Versace, Ferragamo,Moschino, Etro, Prada, etc. On 20 November 2013, Giorgio Armani announced he has decided to join the Italian Chamber of Fashion.

Feb
27
Tue
2018
Paris Fashion Week – Ready to Wear
Feb 27 @ 2:13 pm

Paris Fashion Week is a clothing trade show held semi-annually in Paris, France with spring/summer and autumn/winter events held each year. Dates are determined by the French Fashion Federation. Currently, Fashion Week is held in the Carrousel du Louvre, as well as at various other venues throughout the city.

Paris Fashion Week is part of the global “Big 4” fashion weeks, the others being London Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week. The schedule begins with New York, followed by London, and then Milan and ends in Paris.

 

In 2013, Paris Fashion Week (spring/summer season) started September 26 with Lucien Pellat Finet, and was followed by shows from major fashion houses such as Guy Laroche, Dries Van Noten, Comme des Garçons, Christian Dior, Lanvin, Isabel Marant, Sonia Rykiel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Balenciaga, and more. These runway shows are held to show the fashion industry what the various labels will be releasing and to increase sales for the brands.

In addition to ready-to-wear shows, there are men’s and haute couture shows, which are held semiannually for the spring/summer and autumn/winter seasons.

Mar
4
Sun
2018
Academy Awards Weekend Parties – Los Angeles
Mar 4 @ 2:17 pm

From the Spirit Awards and the Night Before Party to Elton John’s major milestone and Vanity Fair, get the scoop on all the A-list parties happening in Hollywood to celebrate all things Oscar.

But the glamour of the Academy’s lovefest for film isn’t completely overshadowed this week as there are a slew of high-profile red carpets happening in and around Hollywood to toast this year’s crop of nominated talent. The world is just moments away from finding out how host Jimmy Kimmel will handle the 89th annual Academy Awards when he takes the stage on Feb. 26 inside the Dolby Theatre, but before that happens, get the lowdown of the top parties during this final stretch of Hollywood’s busiest season of the year.

Mar
10
Sat
2018
Kids Choice Awards – Los Angeles
Mar 10 @ 2:44 pm

Alan Goodman, Albie Hecht and Fred Seibert created the awards show after Nickelodeon produced a show called The Big Ballot in 1986, named for the ballots kids voted with. To vote, the viewers would send in ballots and then before the show, the ballots would be counted and the winners would tape a thank you video that would be shown during the program. Goodman, Hecht, and Seibert felt that the network needed a bigger, more exciting platform.

Hecht selected the awards logo from a series of network designs created by original logo designers Tom Corey and Scott Nash (Corey McPherson Nash, Boston), overseen by Goodman and Seibert (Fred/Alan, Inc., New York). The award was configured into the current blimp shape/kaleidoscope in 1990. The only change to the award since that time has been to change the embossed logotype on the side of the trophy for 2010 to fit the network’s new logo typeface.

As the Internet came into widespread use, the voting eventually moved from a combination of 900 number telephone voting and ballots either mailed or completed at Pizza Hut locations, to moving exclusively online to the network’s website and by 2007, text messaging. Early years of Internet voting had the early adoption complications of ballot stuffing and even adults voting before a new system where only one vote per Nick.com account became the procedure for voting on the awards (although it is probable adults still cast votes via the texting option, which is connected to a phone number only rather than a screenname, or by creating an account with a false age or having their children vote for a chosen subject instead). In 2010, an iPhone application and mobile browser voting was also added.

The 2009 KCAs featured a new award called “The Big Green Help Award” which goes to the celebrity who goes above and beyond to help the Earth. The inaugural award was presented to Leonardo DiCaprio. For the 2010 awards, the “The Big Green Help” award was renamed “The Big Help” award, with First Lady Michelle Obama winning the first award under the rename.

Unlike traditional awards shows, the Kids’ Choice Awards uses other items to announce an award winner rather than a traditional envelope. The show sometimes uses balloons, T-shirts, models, giant letters, stickers (1999, where Amanda put a “Kick Me!” sticky on the model’s back and somebody else put a sticker showing the winner’s name). and even a foot (2008).

Voting for Canadians became available for the 2010 ceremony with the inauguration of Nickelodeon’s Canadian service in November 2009.

In June 2010, Nickelodeon Latin America announced a Kids’ Choice Awards for Mexico.[9] Other countries with their own Kids’ Choice Awards include Brazil, United Kingdom, Australia, and Indonesia, which are either fully original local productions, or inserted as continuity during their broadcast of the American ceremony.

In August 2011, Nickelodeon Latin America announced a Kids’ Choice Awards for Argentina.

In June 2014, Nickelodeon Latin America announced a Kids’ Choice Awards for Colombia.

In July 2014, Nickelodeon presented the Kids’ Choice Sports awards, honoring kids’ favorite athletes, teams and sports moments from the year. Michael Strahan produced and hosted the ceremony

Mar
20
Tue
2018
Miami Tennis Open
Mar 20 @ 2:47 pm

The Tennis Center at Crandon Park is actually the third home of Miami Open Tennis. It all started in Delray in 1985, moved to Boca Raton in 1986 before permanently settling in Miami in 1987. The Tennis Center is also home to the United States Tennis Association’s player development program headquarters.

 

Timeline

  • March 1989: A new clubhouse was dedicated on the Crandon Park grounds, the first step to building a permanent stadium.
  • November 1990: Miami-Dade County approved plans for a new stadium on the grounds.
  • April 1992: Stadium construction begins.
  • Summer, 1992: The site is rechristened The Tennis Center at Crandon Park
  • November, 1992: After legal delays and Hurricane Andrew (August 24, 1992) halt construction, the way is cleared to open Stadium for 1994 tournament.
  • February 12, 1994: Miami-Dade County dedicates the new 14,000 seat stadium which includes 24 luxury suites, and state-of-the-art areas for media and players.
  • March 11, 1994: The first match is played on Stadium Court as 1994 Tournament begins. Karin Kschwendt defeats Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel, 6-3, 6-4.
  • August-October, 2005: Crandon Park weathers two powerful storms, Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Wilma.
  • March, 2006: A new chairback seating system debuts in the 400-level of the stadium court. The seats replace the bleacher-seating system that had been in place since the stadium’s inception. Capacity of the stadium court reduced from 14,000 to 13,800, with every seat having a back for the first time.

Guest Services

It is always Miami Open Tennis’s goal to provide an enjoyable experience by meeting and exceeding the expectations of all our guests. The Guest Services Center is welcome to all guests requiring information about the tournament or the South Florida area. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, or need assistance of any kind, please stop by the Guest Services Center, located near gate C of the stadium. Our multi-lingual Guest Services Team is prepared to make sure all your questions are answered and all your needs are addressed.

Mar
22
Thu
2018
Formula One – Australia
Mar 22 @ 2:50 pm

FIA Formula One World Championship (also Formula One, Formula 1, and F1) is the highest class of single-seat auto racing that is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).The “formula”, designated in the name, refers to a set of rules with which all participants’ cars must comply.

 

FIA Formula One World Championship (also Formula One, Formula 1, and F1) is the highest class of single-seat auto racing that is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).[2] The “formula”, designated in the name, refers to a set of rules with which all participants’ cars must comply.[3]

The F1 season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix (from French, originally meaning great prizes), held throughout the world on purpose-built circuits and public roads. The results of each race are evaluated using a points system to determine two annual World Championships, one for the drivers and one for the constructors. The racing drivers, constructor teams, track officials, organisers, and circuits are required to be holders of valid Super Licences, the highest class of racing licence issued by the FIA.

 

The F1 season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix (from French, originally meaning great prizes), held throughout the world on purpose-built circuits and public roads. The results of each race are evaluated using a points system to determine two annual World Championships, one for the drivers and one for the constructors. The racing drivers, constructor teams, track officials, organisers, and circuits are required to be holders of valid Super Licences, the highest class of racing licence issued by the FIA

Mar
23
Fri
2018
Ultra Music Festival – Miami
Mar 23 @ 2:52 pm

ULTRA WORLDWIDE, PRODUCERS OF THE AWARD-WINNING ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL IN MIAMI, LAUNCHED A NEW EVENT CONCEPT EARLY IN 2012 APPROPRIATELY NAMED, “ROAD TO ULTRA.” SINCE THEN, RTU’S HAVE LANDED IN THAILAND, KOREA, JAPAN, TAIWAN, COLOMBIA, PARAGUAY AND CHILE WITH MORE PLANNED FOR 2015.

Road to Ultra events are single-stage events with the same focus as the Ultra Worldwide festivals. Each event showcases cutting-edge stage production including world-class visuals, lighting, kryogenics and pyrotechnics. Stage designs are developed by the Ultra Music Festival creative team and adapted to accommodate the needs of both indoor and outdoor venues.

Just as the Ultra festivals boast the world’s hottest talent, Road to Ultra features the top electronic music artists in today’s electronic music scene. Artists such as Tiesto, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Alesso, Steve Angello, Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand and more have already headlined previous RTU’s, bringing tens of thousands of fans to these events.

Ultra Worldwide is already the most international electronic music festival brand by far (with festivals on five continents including S. Africa, S. America, Europe, Asia and N. America), but with the addition of the Road to Ultra concept, ULTRA has truly raised the bar. The RTU events continue to drive Ultra apart from the competition by offering one-of-a-kind experiences to electronic music fans in even more regions around the world.