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Exceptional Opening weekend of the 39th International Balloon Festival of Château-d’Oex

Report from the exceptional opening weekend of the 39th International Balloon Festival of Château-d’Oex, Switzerland

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Animals & Pets

Florida’s Lion Country Safari 5 Stars For Fun

Lion Country Safari Our 5 Star Pick Updated Dec. 23, 2016 – Originally published January 2015 Over the years I have visited many theme and amusement parks including those that feature a safari like experience. The one that I love to visit when ever I spend time with my son’s family in Florida is the […]

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Carribean

Harmony of the Seas – U.S. Inaugural Cruise

IMPress Magazine covers the American inaugural cruise on the world’s largest cruise ship the Harmony of the Seas. The article contains stunning photos and videos of our coverage of this cruise. Things you want to know when considering a cruise on this impressive ship.

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Art & Entertainment

‘Serene Moon’: Jiaoyue Lyu Performs Vibrant Guqin and Zhu Recital at Lincoln Center

In her recent concert in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center on Saturday evening, October 29, 2016, Jiaoyue Lyu enchanted and entranced her audience with a program rich in traditional Chinese poetic music selections. This enlightening concert was performed by Ms. Lyu on the ancient stringed instruments of Guqin and Zhu, both very significant in the traditions of Chinese music. Jiao’s exemplary affinity with and command of these fascinating instruments reveals their uniquely expressive and innately beautiful timbre and exquisite range of tonalities. As the evening progressed, she and her musician collaborators guided the concert with graceful expertise from ancient to contemporary music modes with the introduction of electronic amplification.

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Audio Recording

2016 PhotoPlus Expo NYC-Hot New Gear!

2016 PhotoPlus Expo Our 5 Minute Show Recap Video 2016 PhotoPlus Expo NYC is the most popular show for photographers both beginners and pros.  This is the only show that offers the opportunity to photographers to actually see new products, handle them and talk to the experts about their products.  Many wait for this show […]

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Columbus Day

Columbus Day Parade 2016 – Sal Valentinetti

Article, Photos and Video: Len Rapoport Columbus Day Parade 2016 I have covered many parades over the past few years. Either poor weather or other commitments stopped me from covering this parade in the past, October has been cold and wet over the years.  Luckily this year, the Columbus Day Parade 2016 the parades 72nd […]

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Cameras

Photokina’s Star-Fujifilm GFX 50S Mirrorless

Fujifilm GFX 50S Mirrorless Medium Format Camera As a working photographer and staff member of International Press Association and IMPress Magazine, I was looking forward to this year’s Photokina and a first look at the new Fujifilm GFX 50S. Walking the floor of the show I didn’t see as many new product introductions or announcements […]

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Equipment

Lucie Technical Awards Honor Innovation / Annual Test Drive Product Showcase at PhotoPlus Expo 2016

Events Kick-Off Annual Photo Expo by Recognizing Excellence in Product Design & Innovation and Taking First Look at New Products NEW YORK (September 21, 2016) — Honoring the most innovative products from the past year and providing a sneak peek at future innovations is how PhotoPlus will kick-off its annual expo at the Jacob Javits Center […]

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Culture & Art

Festival Images 2016 –  A Festival of Visual Arts

Festival Images 2016 – Vevey. Switzerland’s first biennale of photographic visual arts. International photography artists and young talented creators are exhibiting in surprising places outdoors and indoors: a promise to their visitors to experience a true photographic experience on a grand scale! The uniqueness of this festival is the unexpected design and implementation of tailor-made exhibitions for different venues; be it in traditional museums, on monumental facades of buildings or floating structures on the lake.

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American Museum of Natural History

Dinosaurs Invade NY At American Museum of Natural History

Our day trip to the American Museum Natural History in New York City. We visited many of the great Halls including the Fossils Hall and the Halls of Mammals. We saw their Dinosaurs Among Us exhibit and their 70 ton Titanosaur exhibit. Best Museum in the world and a must visit for everyone.

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Croatia

2016 Azamara Journey Cruise-Venice+Croatia

The Azamara Journey From Venice to Croatia We decided it was time to take a cruise on one of the Azamara ships.  The two Azamara Club ships are known as  boutique ships because of their size and elegance.  Azamara is also an upscale cruise line that began in 2007 as part of the Royal Caribbean […]

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Art & Entertainment

Coney Island’s 34th Annual Mermaid Parade Oh My!!!!

Photos & Article, Video By Len Rapoport That tradition was brought back to life 34 years ago and the Mermaid Parade was born.  So it was with great delight and anticipation that my father and I were going to cover the parade again this year.  Our correspondents couldn’t make it but we decided we would […]

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Attractions

Sesame Place – Summer Fun For The Entire Family

We spent the day at Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA. A great theme park with water attractions, rides, parades and so much more. What a great day we had at Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA.

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Charities

New York City’s Dance Parade 2016 Fab or Flop?

I covered last years Dance Parade and it was my first and it was fantastic. Like many parades we have covered, this one didn’t have huge floats, hot air balloons, or celebrities, but what it did have was a parade that brings the people of New York together for a day of Dance and fun. […]

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Europe

Budapest Official City Tour

Originally published in 2008…revised and republished Our First Day The first day in Budapest was one to recharge our batteries. I was so tired I fell asleep soon after we arrived and slept through to the following morning. I think I slept a total of 16 hours and felt rested when I awoke at 6 […]

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Exceptional Opening weekend of the 39th International Balloon Festival of Château-d’Oex

Posted  January 25, 2017  by  Dominique Schreckling

Report from the exceptional opening weekend of the 39th International Balloon Festival of Château-d’Oex, Switzerland

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Animals & Pets

Florida’s Lion Country Safari 5 Stars For Fun

Posted  December 23, 2016  by  Len Rapoport

Lion Country Safari Our 5 Star Pick Updated Dec. 23, 2016 – Originally published January 2015 Over the years I have visited many theme and amusement parks including those that feature a safari like experience. The one that I love to visit when ever I spend time with my son’s family in Florida is the […]

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Carribean

Harmony of the Seas – U.S. Inaugural Cruise

Posted  December 13, 2016  by  Len Rapoport

IMPress Magazine covers the American inaugural cruise on the world’s largest cruise ship the Harmony of the Seas. The article contains stunning photos and videos of our coverage of this cruise. Things you want to know when considering a cruise on this impressive ship.

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Art & Entertainment

‘Serene Moon’: Jiaoyue Lyu Performs Vibrant Guqin and Zhu Recital at Lincoln Center

Posted  November 14, 2016  by  Ellen Gilmer

In her recent concert in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center on Saturday evening, October 29, 2016, Jiaoyue Lyu enchanted and entranced her audience with a program rich in traditional Chinese poetic music selections. This enlightening concert was performed by Ms. Lyu on the ancient stringed instruments of Guqin and Zhu, both very significant in the traditions of Chinese music. Jiao’s exemplary affinity with and command of these fascinating instruments reveals their uniquely expressive and innately beautiful timbre and exquisite range of tonalities. As the evening progressed, she and her musician collaborators guided the concert with graceful expertise from ancient to contemporary music modes with the introduction of electronic amplification.

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2016 PhotoPlus Expo NYC-Hot New Gear!

Posted  October 25, 2016  by  Len Rapoport

2016 PhotoPlus Expo Our 5 Minute Show Recap Video 2016 PhotoPlus Expo NYC is the most popular show for photographers both beginners and pros.  This is the only show that offers the opportunity to photographers to actually see new products, handle them and talk to the experts about their products.  Many wait for this show […]

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Columbus Day

Columbus Day Parade 2016 – Sal Valentinetti

Posted  October 18, 2016  by  Len Rapoport

Article, Photos and Video: Len Rapoport Columbus Day Parade 2016 I have covered many parades over the past few years. Either poor weather or other commitments stopped me from covering this parade in the past, October has been cold and wet over the years.  Luckily this year, the Columbus Day Parade 2016 the parades 72nd […]

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