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2010 Carnival Fun in Rio de Janeiro

Celebrities in Rio add more fun to the carnival. Especially Madonna and Paris Hilton have been center of attention during the Rio Carnival which has begun on February 12th. Scottish actor Gerard Butler also seemed to enjoy the carnival fun.

Eduardo Paes, Mayor of presented King Momo with the gold key to the city during the official opening of the Carnival. It is declared that strict security measures are taken to ensure peace and safety of visitors during the Rio Carnival. As Rio de Janeiro will be hosting the 2016 Olympic Games, this will be an opportunity for this colorful city to show the ability of providing the safety of the visitors. Government declared that not even the simplest criminal offense will be tolerated and outbursts of drunken violence or urinate on the streets will be punished. More than 100 people have already been arrested since the opening. Rio de Janeiro aims for changing the reputation for high crime rates during Rio Carnival 2010, however some argue that such restrictions and too strict security may disturb the exciting atmosphere of the Rio de Janeiro carnival.

Madonna, who joined the Rio Carnival fun with her two children and Brazilian boyfriend Jesus Luz, attempted to perform some samba steps during the carnival parade. However the crowd and the security agents prevented Madonna from joining the parade fun. She had to watch the carnival parade from VIP box as the guest of Sergio Cabral, the Rio governor.

Rio Carnival fun with Madonna

Rio Carnival fun with Madonna

Madonna in Rio carnival

Madonna in Rio carnival

Paris Hilton also watched the parade from a private box. However, her drunken outburst attracted a lot of attention in the world media. Paris Hilton attended the Rio de Janeiro carnival as the face of an advertising campaign of a Brazilian beer brand and she got drunk and
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The Four Corners Festival, Campus Summer Fun

Being a leading campus festival across the continents, the annual Four Corners Festival held at the Millersville University in Millersville is the classiest in its league. The festival is held at the shores of the Millersville University’s world famous swan pond, picturesque in shape and ambience. It collects an impressive cast from renowned artists across the globe and then blends them into one great show. Essentially, the Four Corners Festival is a gathering that celebrates creative performance arts.

Drama alternates with standup comedians as music is juxtaposed with fine art in a rhythmic tandem of the greatest beats you can ever dance to. Here, you dance and laugh, make merry and cry, as the cool breezes on the shore dances with your hair. The Four Corners Festival is simply class; it is art, its campus fest fun at its very best.

Imagine watching the Shakespearean best, “Much Ado about Nothing” on an outdoor setting, as you sip a glass of wine, stretched out on a cajoling grass turf besides a water pool. The amphitheatre here is among the greatest today in the world, not only because of uniqueness in design but also because of conduciveness of the atmosphere. Although dogs are not allowed, you can bring the kids along to enjoy and share with you, the best of summer fun.

The Four Cornered Campus Summer Fun

The Four Corners Festival

Besides the art, the festival combines a camping experience with great outdoor activity. You should bring with you lawn chairs or blankets in a picnic bag, not forgetting all the camping gear. For added comfort, non-alcoholic coolers and shade canopies are allowed. Camping or shading areas are pre-designated to avoid obstruction. Should it rain, which is rare in summer, then the Dutcher Hall and or the Rafters Theatre are used for the main performances. There is ample packing near the amphitheatre although you need a car pass to access it. The campus festival runs through the day, with most
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Glastonbury Music Festival in Somerset

Glastonbury Music Festival is renowned all over the world and lasts for three summer days of performing arts. Nearly 200,000 people attend the festival. The next festival is scheduled between 23 and 27 June 2010.The sheer magnitude of the people who attend this Glastonbury music festival makes it imperative for you to make proper arrangement early enough. There are always extensive measures that are aimed at controlling the action of touts who tend to sell festival tickets within a couple hours after they are released into the market. Arrangements are always changed from one year to the next so as to control illegal sale of festival tickets that often interferes with normal scheduling of events.

It is good to stay up to date with the recent changes in the ticketing procedures that the organizers put in place. Online sources of information are the best. Signing up with the official website of the hosts of the festival is the best way of getting information regarding sale of tickets as well as their availability.

Glastonbury festival in Somerset.

Glastonbury music festival in Somerset.

Many big names in the world of music always come for this summer music festival every year. Some of them include Radiohead, The White Stripes, The Killers and Basement Jaxx. The truth about Glastonbury music festival is that it is not about all those big bands that are characteristic of every traditional summer music festival experience. It is about the wealth of music that that the world has. You will find many established artists as well as upcoming ones. The festival fun is about spending a whole weekend looking for
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Rock Al Parque festival of Bogota city

The Rock al Parque festival, which means Festival In The Park,  is an amazing event that comes to Bogota city every summer. It is always organized by the Secretariat of Culture and Sports courtesy of Bogota’s local authorities. Some of the other artistic genres featured here include salsa, opera, hip-hop and Zarzuela. The greatest genre here is Columbian music, locally known as Colombia al parque.

There is also a section of this summer music festival which is known as “Boys and Girls at the Park” and it literally targets children. This is another reason why you need to bring your kids along for a unique summer adventure. It is only at this festival where children are given a special treat which is quite a novel approach considering that such are reserves for adults. Surprisingly enough, this festival has its origin in youth meetings that were taking place in Planetario Distrital as far back as 1992.

Rock Al Parque 2009

Rock Al Parque 2009

The main inspiration that saw the birth of the Rock al Parque festival is a singer by the name Mario Duarte. He was a member of ‘La Derecha’, a defunct band. Mario Duarte is the one who went to seek support from Institute of Culture and Tourism in Bogota. Julio Correal, a businessman, a staunch supporter of rock music, also contributed greatly to the success of the first Al Parque festival which was held in different venues of the outdoor theater that is popularly known as
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The Truth behind African Carnival Costumes and Masks

All African communities know all about the significance of tribal masks and costumes. No African Festival can be complete without these forms of decorations. Sometimes spiritual overtones also contribute to the interpretation of the influence of these items.

African traditions are both interesting and intriguing in equal measure. For instance, most of the African communities believe that circling villages while wearing carnival costumes and tribal masks brings about good fortunes to the people. African festival traditions from the continent borrow heavily form a single act that involves collecting and putting together objects such as bones, shells, beads and fabrics so as to make a sculpture, a skull, or even a mere costume. All these objects are said to add to a certain force that contributes to the spiritual significance of the whole object.

African tribal masks

African tribal masks

When feathers are used on the African tribal masks during festivals, they represent the power to rise above other people so as to conquer them. In another sense, the feathers represent the ability to conquer problems, weaknesses, pains, illnesses and heartbreaks. Carnival costumes have always been made in the same way all over the world only that in Africa, a powerful spiritual dimension is added to them.
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Rio Carnival Parade

You’re going to the Rio Carnival Parade, Where Will You Sit?

The Rio Carnival Parade is part of the Rio Carnival celebration that takes place every year in , Brazil. This year, the Rio Carnival is February 13-17, 2010. The Rio Carnival parade, which is the most popular event and a great fun during the Rio Carnival, is also referred to as the Rio Samba Parade.

The Rio Samba Parade is actually a competition between the Rio Samba schools. The Rio Samba Parade takes place in the Sambodromo which is the stadium of samba. The Sambodromo is off of Parading Avenue. The area was designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the world famous architect, and was specifically designed for the Rio Carnival Parade. The Sambodromo was finalized in 1984 and seats around 70,000 spectators. Oscar Nieyemer did a great job with his design of Sambodromo that is proper for such a magnificent show with a perfect acoustics and a perfect view of the parade. It is really a great fun to be in Sambodromo during the carnival parade.

Rio Carnival Parade

Rio Carnival Parade

Rio Carnival tickets are sold in advance. Carnival tickets can be purchased online or at the event however, there may not be any left at the time of the event. Decide what day and sector you want to go to the Rio Samba parade, and decide if you want
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Rio Carnival Costumes

The 2010 Rio Samba Carnival is Fast Approaching, Have you looked for your Rio Carnival Costumes?

Are you attending the breath-taking, marvelous and historical Rio Carnival Parade in in 2010? Rio Samba Carnival costumes must be ordered well in advance of the 2010 Rio Samba Carnival Parade as well as the carnival tickets. Have you thought about getting your Rio Carnival costumes yet? To experience that great fun, you will need to start looking, and what better place to start looking for your Rio Carnival costume than the Internet. Simply search for “Rio Carnival Costumes” and you will be provided with a list of possible sources for your costume.

Once you have decided where you will purchase your Rio Carnival costume from, you will need to decide exactly what you want to wear and how much you are capable of spending. Rio Carnival costumes can be very expensive, but are very beautiful at the same time. The carnival costumes are an intricate display of glitter and sequins, feathers and bows, colors and diamonds. The Rio Carnival costumes are simply breath-taking and you will want to be up to par with everyone else at the event, so you will need to plan very carefully what you are intending to wear.

Rio Carnival Costumes

Rio Carnival Costumes

The main event at the Rio Samba Carnival celebration where you will wear your costume is the Rio Carnival Parade, in the Sambodromo. It is here that you will wear your 2010 Rio Carnival costume. You may be marching in the Rio Samba Parade or you may be content being a spectator but regardless, the costumes will be
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Rio Carnival Best Places, Must See Events

The 2010 Rio Carnival is fast approaching which means you need to decide where you are going to stay, what you are going to do, and what you need to expect. This year, the Rio Carnival is February 13-17, 2010. You will definitely need to do some research and there are hundreds of web sites with available information regarding the 2010 Rio Carnival on the Internet. You will find a list of hotels in Rio and events pertaining to the Rio Carnival on these websites.

Although the Rio Carnival is celebrated throughout Brazil and many other Catholic Countries, is really at the heart of the Rio Carnival Celebration. Once you have decided if you will be staying in the heart of the Rio Carnival, , then you should search this place in the lists found on the websites. Look at the events and then look at the hotels that are near to them. This way you can decide where you would like to stay.

Rio carnival must see events.

Rio carnival must see events.

The Samba Parade is the Rio Carnival’ s main event and sometimes the Rio Carnival is called as Samba Carnival. The Samba Parade is also referred to as the Samba Schools Parade, a competition between all the Rio Samba schools. Spectators say this parade is an unparalleled experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity. Participants in the parade come back year after year as participants.

Most hotels in Rio offer package deals during the Samba Carnival. Many of the package deals involve
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Caribbean Carnival Cruises

Are you thinking about treating yourself to a Caribbean Carnival Cruise? Have you been considering a cruise for awhile now and finally decided you deserve it? You’ ve heard from friends and family that Caribbean Carnival Cruises are the way to go by way of cruise ships so what’ s your next step? Go to the Caribbean Carnival cruise web site. If you don’t have access to a computer you can also call and they will send you a full-color brochure detailing every inch of what their site details.

First, decide where you want to depart from. There is a list of departure cities on the site, and those cities are Anchorage, AK; Baltimore, MD; Barbados; Charleston, SC; Ensenada, Mexico; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Galveston, TX; Honolulu, HI; Jacksonville, FL; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Mobile, AL; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; Norfolk, VA; Port Canaveral, FL; Rome, Italy; San Diego, CA; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Seattle, WA; Tampa, FL; and Vancouver, Canada.

Caribbean Carnival Liberty Cruise

Caribbean Carnival Liberty Cruise

You will also delight in doing some research as to where the Caribbean Carnival cruise destination choices are. You can choose between beautiful cities and areas such as Alaska, Bahamas, Canada and New England, Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii and Mexico. The Transatlantic and Caribbean Carnival Cruise lines offer
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