Article, Photos and Video: Len Rapoport In the past, I have covered a number parades, from the Persian Day Parade, Israeli Day Parade, Dance Parade, and even the Easter Bonnet Parade and last year we covered the 116th Philippine Independence Day Parade. This parade is supposed to celebrate the Philippine people s independence from Spanish rule on June 12, […]
IPA president Len Rapoport, covers the 2014 Persian Day Parade in New York celebrating the Iranian New Year Nowruz. Stunning images of the parade with the colorful floats and participants are included. Over 200 images and video too make this the best coverage of the parade on the internet. See it on IPA’s magazine IMPress.
This season’s production of Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe) at the Metropolitan Opera is alight with brilliant colors, joyful dance, flirtatious sensuality and playful humor. The authenticity and opulence of the early 20th century Parisian stage sets and costumes immediately transport the audience to the vivacious, extravagant societal lifestyle of Paris during this dynamic, artful era, and to a fictitious Balkan country, Pontevedro.