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Offenbach's 'Les Contes d'Hoffmann at the MET Opera, 2017-18 Season Art & Entertainment

‘Les Contes d’Hoffmann’ Production for the MET Opera 2017-18 Season

The current Metropolitan Opera production of Les Contes d’Hoffman from composer Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880), is expertly performed by an outstanding cast and the MET orchestra, led by conductor Johannes Debus. This production is richly empowered by the vibrant, excellent vocal and dramatic artistry of principal singers, Vittorio Grigolo, Erin Morley, Anita Hartig, Oksana Volkova, Laurent Naouri, Tara Erraught and Christophe Mortagne. This last opera from Offenbach combines a vibrant and varied score and libretto with engaging stage sets and three diverse storylines to present a production that is at once embodied with exotic elegance, blatant grotesqueness, depths of heartache and light-hearted humor. Genuine beauty is offset, then balanced with ill-intended sentiments, jealousies and calculated rivalries.

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Cameras

PhotoPlus 2017 Hot New Gear You Want To Own

About The Show New York….PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo’s started in 1983, and is the largest photography and imaging event in North America. The show features over 100 educational seminars, Photo Walks and Master Classes, special Filmmaking and Drone sessions. the show has over 200 exhibitors and brands displaying thousands of the latest equipment, […]

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Internet

Stop Spam In Its Tracks – Get SpamArrest!

What Is SpamArrest? If you are like me you have found that the spam in your email box is getting worse and worse almost daily.  Of course for most of us that have a computer, iPad and smart phone, it is even worse.  As president of IPA and publisher of IMPress magazine, my written, photographic and […]

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copyright © 2013 Rudi Goldman All rights reserved Food & Beverage

Bodega Nanni: A Family Tradition

An insightful story of a passion for natural winemaking by a small Argentine producer with over a century of family tradition. My wife and I first discovered the delightful taste and aromas of Torrontes wine in the cafes and restaurants on the square in the sleepy village of Cafayate, Argentina. Comparing the various Torrontes from local producers, although it was a difficult choice, we decided that the Nanni Torrontes had the most appeal to us. This dry, but fruity wine’s aromas provided a delightful nose and surprising finish.

“Looking to discover what made Bodega Nanni’s Torrontes so special, I decided to make a short film about them. What I discovered was a family with a local winemaking tradition that dates back over one hundred years.”
Videographer Rudi Goldman

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Equipment

Tamron’s New 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC

Tamron announces the development of a new ultra-telephoto zoom lens with superior image quality, advanced features and lightweight, compact design 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035) September 15, 2017, Commack, New York– Tamron USA, Inc. announces the development of a new ultra-telephoto 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD zoom lens (Model A035) for full-frame DSLR […]

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Entertainment

QuickChek Festival of Ballooning 35th Year Best Ever

  ” The QuickChek Festival Ballooning Best Ever” is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premier family entertainment attraction in New Jersey and took place on July 28th – 30th 2017.  The festival holds the dual distinction of being a recipient of The New Jersey Governor’s Award […]

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Europe

Parade Navale 2017 – Swiss Belle Epoque Steamboats Gather on Lake Geneva

Review of the 2017 edition of the now traditional “Parade Navale” gathering all the Belle Epoque paddle steamboats of Lake Geneva from the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lavaux

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Automotive

2017 International Auto Show NYC – HiRez Video+Photos

IMPress Magazine once again covers the New York’s International Auto Show. Held each year in April running through Easter Week this show is the largest and most expensive show to produce. Hundreds of concept, hybrid and new model cars cover every floor of the Javits Convention Center. Many thousands anticipate the show while they search for their next vehicle or just come to to window shop.

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Business

New York’s Vision Expo 2017 – Coco & Breezy’s Newest Designs

New York’s Vision Expo is the world’s largest vision show in the United States. Featuring all the top eye wear designers and companies including Luxotica and many others. The show also showcases the latest in eye care and technology with the latest equipment making diagnosis of eye disease faster and more accurate.

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Beauty Products

NYC International Beauty Show 2017-100th Year

IMPress Magazine covers the 100th Anniversary of the International Beauty Show (IBS Show) at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. This is the largest beauty show in the country attended by thousands of beauty professionals. See our fantastic video and photos

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Europe

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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Culture & Art

Festival Images 2016 –  A Festival of Visual Arts

Posted  September 14, 2016  by  Dominique Schreckling

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

Posted  September 4, 2016  by  Len Rapoport

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

Posted  August 4, 2016  by  Len Rapoport

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!!!!

Posted  July 24, 2016  by  Len Rapoport

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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Concert

The 50th edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival already history

Posted  July 17, 2016  by  Dominique Schreckling

Roundup of the 50th edition of the famous Montreux Jazz Festival.

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Attractions

Sesame Place – Summer Fun For The Entire Family

Posted  June 15, 2016  by  Len Rapoport

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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