Levitt Pavilion’s community outreach includes free music lessons, instruments for kids

A year ago, the Levitt Pavilion opened in Denver’s Ruby Hill Park, giving the community free access to 50 concerts a year from a wide array of musical genres.

But just as important as that, the Pavilion is helping to bring music into the lives of people in the surrounding neighborhoods through programs like Band Start. Band Start provides free music lessons to kids in the Ruby Hill/Godsman area through a partnership with Swallow Hill Music and Great Divide Brewing Company.

This summer, seven girls are taking part in the program, attending weekly guitar classes at Schmitt Elementary in hopes of someday being Rock Stars.

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Panorama Music Festival Announces Set times and Delectable Food Vendors Line-up

Panorama 2018 Food lineup

Goldenvoice presents Panorama Music Festival, where Music meets Art meets Technology meets Fashion, yup, they have it all! The festival fondly referred to as the Coachella of the East Coast due to not only its presenters, but also the vibe, has held true to its name since the past two years. In it’s third outing in New York City, Panorama is all set to take over Randalls Island Park from July 27-29th, 2018.

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Hermès’ New Tokyo Exhibit Lets You Star in a French Film

In the age of luxury brands building Instagrammable hot spots, we’ve seen a graffiti-covered Dolce & Gabbana playhouse and a Coney Island–style Coach carnival. Last week, luxury French brand Hermès opened its own pop-up experience within Toyko’s National Art Center replicating a busy movie set, complete with a backstage vanity with hair and makeup tables, cameras, and lighting.

You’re meant to snap some photos of your own in “Avec Elle” (on through the end of July), dreamt up by Bali Barret, the brand’s artistic director for the women’s universe; Nadège Vanhée-Cybulski, artistic director of women’s ready-to-wear; and French filmmaker Laure Flammarion. Within each themed “set,” inspired by Hermès’ most recent fall/winter 2018 women’s collections of ready-to-wear and accessories, you can play with props like signature silk scarves, Birkin and Kelly bags, fragrances, furniture, and even a 1976 Convertible MG Midget to film your own mini Hermès campaign. You choose from two different roles—extra and actor—and explore the set “with her,” a nod to the presence of the quintessential Hermès woman, who’s your mysterious, classic, alluring counterpart.

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10 best movies based on true stories – films that were inspired by real life

Mark Twain said that “truth is stranger than fiction” so it’s not surprising that film makers often use real life stories when looking for inspiration.

Some of the greatest films of all time were based on true stories; Schindler’s List, The Exorcist and more recently, 12 Years A Slave.

Even horror movies draw from real life.

Of course, just having a brilliant story does not make a brilliant film, and it takes technical expertise and craftsmanship to turn it into something special.

With that being said, we have compiled a list of all the greatest films based on true stories. Next time you’re looking for a film that will entertain and educate, you know where to turn.

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“You Can Now Rent An Entire Hotel In Sydney Through Airbnb For Just $15k”

Honestly, this isn’t that unusual.  Many hotels, especially smaller ones like boutique inns, have a “full” or “partial” buy-out options.  Often used for weddings, reunions, retreats, etc.  If you’re curious just ask.  I suggest planning WELL in advance though as it can be difficult to move existing reservations around.  Don’t forget to ask about any Food & Beverage requirements as some properties will require a certain amount of $$ be spent at their various outlets.

Excuse me, but did you enjoy the film The Grand Budapest Hotel? What about The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel? You likey The Shining? If so, chances are you bloody love a good hotel. And fair enough – a good hotel reminds you why domestic living is extraordinary, showcases the bliss to be found in mundane tasks like sitting at a desk to write a note with a pencil, and confirms your mother’s insistence that a freshly made bed is important.

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Marriott Will Stop Using Plastic Straws in all of its Hotels by 2019

Marriott hotel sign in a downtown building, in Toronto, Canada.

Marriott International plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year.

The world’s largest hotel company said Wednesday that the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019.

Bethesda, Maryland-based Marriott says the year-long timeframe will let hotels deplete their existing supplies and identify alternatives to plastic straws. Customers will be given alternatives upon request.

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19 Hotel Employees Reveal Guest Habits That Annoy Them The Most

Staying in a hotel isn’t much different than staying at your Aunt Bertha’s home as a guest. You have to follow somebody else’s rules, or you’re going to start ticking people off. Hotel etiquette makes fairly obviously the things hotel guests should never do — like, you know, urinate in a garbage receptacle or leave a used love glove under the pillow. Unfortunately, not everyone is respectful of Aunt Bertha — I mean, hotel workers. Now, we’re hearing straight from the horse’s mouth all the things guests should never do: past and present staff took to Reddit to vent their frustrations about all the strange encounters and experiences they have, and it. Gets. Ugly. And horrifying. And downright depressing.

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