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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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Charities

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

Posted  May 24, 2016  by  Len Rapoport

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

Posted  May 12, 2016  by  Len Rapoport

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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Events

International Vision Expo 2016 NYC – Eyewear Industry’s Largest Show

Posted  April 16, 2016  by  Len Rapoport

2016 International Vision Expo in New York. See the article, highlights of the show in photos and video and learn why this is the largest vision show in the world. Must see for anyone using any type of eyewear and those interested in the new Google Glass eyewear coming soon.

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Tasting 3000 Burgundy Wines at the Fête des Grand Vins 2012
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Dining

Burgundy – People with a Passion for Wine

Posted  April 11, 2016  by  Rudi Goldman

An extraordinary story about people who are passionate about wine. This “not to be missed” video gives wine lovers, food and travel buffs an intimate peek into the people and happenings during the oldest and most traditional of the Burgundy wine celebrations, Les Trois Glorieuses.

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Culture & Art

NYC Easter Parade 2016 – Way Over The Top

Posted  March 28, 2016  by  Len Rapoport

Len Rapoport, IPA President covers New York City’s Easter Day Parade 2014. With a beautiful slide show of the beautiful Faberge Big Egg Hunt exhibit at Rockefeller Center, Len takes us on a photo tour of the parade, the people and the art. Watch the beautiful slide show that shows over 70 of the designer and artists egg creations and some of the energy and people strolling down 5th Avenue.

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Automotive

NY International Auto Show 2016 – Hot Concept Cars+Beautiful Models Too

Posted  March 25, 2016  by  Len Rapoport

Len Rapoport covers the 2016 NY International Auto Show with Andy Peeke . Our photos will give you an idea of the fabulous new vehicles available now and in the coming months..

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