Modern calligraphy – Log Protect http://logprotect.net/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 02:27:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://logprotect.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-29T151759.208-150x150.png Modern calligraphy – Log Protect http://logprotect.net/ 32 32 Tornos news | The Japanese Festival 2022 returns to the Greek capital of Athens https://logprotect.net/tornos-news-the-japanese-festival-2022-returns-to-the-greek-capital-of-athens/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 21:15:44 +0000 https://logprotect.net/tornos-news-the-japanese-festival-2022-returns-to-the-greek-capital-of-athens/ The Japanese Festival is the only collective presentation of Japan in all aspects of its culture organized in Greece, with the aim of introducing the general public to Japanese culture, traditional art and modern pop culture! After the first successful Japanese festival in 2019, which brought together 5,000 people, we aim to become an organization […]]]>

The Japanese Festival is the only collective presentation of Japan in all aspects of its culture organized in Greece, with the aim of introducing the general public to Japanese culture, traditional art and modern pop culture!

After the first successful Japanese festival in 2019, which brought together 5,000 people, we aim to become an organization to spread Japanese culture in Greece, according to a message released by the festival organizers.

The main objective of the event is to bring together all people, companies, organizations and people seriously connected with Japan under the auspices of a large unified event that includes a large number of exhibitors, presentations, workshops, d events, etc. !

Traditional Japanese culture, anime and manga, video games, cosplay, martial arts, music, cinema, art, food, and more than we’ve ever seen in Greece, all in one place!

The Japanese Festival is organized by the Greek Association of Traditional Japanese Art and Culture in cooperation with the “Athens Bushido Center” under the auspices of the “Greek-Japanese Association” and UNESCO Islands and Piraeus, and hosted by the Seraphion of the Municipality of Athens. We invite you to the unique festival of traditional and modern culture “Japanese Festival 2022”!

At the Japanese festival you can see:

14 Japanese thematic and artistic exhibitions (kimono, bonsai, origami, sumi-e, photography, Japanese objects, presentation of works by street artist AITO KITAZAKI).
21 Japanese culture workshops (calligraphy, tea ceremony, sumi-e, origami, Japanese bookbinding, sushi, Japanese percussion, sumo, handling of the Japanese sword, etc.)
12 performances of Japanese culture on the main stage (music, dance, kimono, technique, cosplay, etc.)
8 performances on Japanese themes
4 live broadcasts from Japan
20 exhibitors on Japanese subjects
20 Japanese artists and designers
demonstrations of martial arts and other Japanese arts
cosplay photo/video booth, cosplay workshop,
cosplay parade
Retro and modern Japanese video games.
Be sure to follow the Japanese festival and don’t miss any news:

Website: www.japanfestival.gr
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JapanFestivalGR
Instagram: www.instagram.com/JapanFestival_GR
Twitter: www.twitter.com/JapanFestivalGR
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCNzpbsqBkVBwTdJUwQ8ieGw
Event on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/1EHXTjJQI
DAYS AND TIMES

Saturday June 25 and Sunday June 26, 2022

Start and end: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

TICKET PRICE

Two days: 6 €

One day: 4 €

To buy tickets here

Photo sources: greecejapan.com

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Alicia von Rittberg on the Challenges and Triumphs of “Becoming Elizabeth” https://logprotect.net/alicia-von-rittberg-on-the-challenges-and-triumphs-of-becoming-elizabeth/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 13:19:37 +0000 https://logprotect.net/alicia-von-rittberg-on-the-challenges-and-triumphs-of-becoming-elizabeth/ When Alicia von Rittberg first got the audition for Become Elizabeth, a new Starz drama that chronicles the debut of Queen Elizabeth I of England, the German-born actress didn’t believe she was in the running for the lead role. In fact, she thought the producers made a mistake when they asked her to send in […]]]>

When Alicia von Rittberg first got the audition for Become Elizabeth, a new Starz drama that chronicles the debut of Queen Elizabeth I of England, the German-born actress didn’t believe she was in the running for the lead role. In fact, she thought the producers made a mistake when they asked her to send in a self-tape. “I knew it wasn’t a joke, but I was like, ‘Okay, that’s never gonna happen. I’m just going to do it for fun,” von Rittberg said. O on Zoom.

Even after completing her first live audition, during which she struggled with her command of the English accent and found herself sweating profusely, von Rittberg had effectively withdrawn from the race, believing that she did not have what it took to embody the young woman. who would become known as the Virgin Queen and final ruler of the Tudor dynasty.

“Then I got the call for the screening, and it was the first time I met everyone and realized how much they questioned the fact that I was German,” says von Rittberg, who is also countess by birth in her native Germany. “They were just like, ‘Well, we think you can do it. You’re going to have dialect practice, and we’re not worried at all. It really helped me believe in myself, and I think that that’s when I realized it could happen.When I got the part, it was still absolutely surreal.

Created by Anya Reiss, Become Elizabeth (which premiered on June 12, with a new episode airing every Sunday) picks up following the untimely death of King Henry VIII in 1547, sparking a dangerous power rush when his three orphaned children – Elizabeth, Mary ( Romola Garai) and Edward (Oliver Zetterström) – find themselves used as pawns in a game between power-hungry nobles vying for control of the land.

The lead role marks a first in an English production for von Rittberg, who has racked up a steady stream of film and television credits in Germany but is perhaps best known internationally for her role in the film. movie starring Brad Pitt. Fury. Born and raised in Munich, von Rittberg loved to sing and dance, so much so that she thought she wanted to be a pop star one day. At the age of 11, she took a two-week acting course during her summer vacation and fell in love with the craft (even though she didn’t get the first role she auditioned for when she was a child).

While she admits she may have focused more on acting than her studies as a teenager, von Rittberg, a self-proclaimed “analytical” person who has always enjoyed math lessons, has wondered if she missed an opportunity to broaden her horizons – then she decided to major in business management and economics at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, Germany. After making a short appearance in Furyshe found an agent and expressed a desire to gradually move into international productions, leading the first season of the German television series Charity (streaming on Netflix) and appearing in the National Geographic anthology series Geniusas well as the biographical film Resistance.

Once she was thrown Become Elizabeth, von Rittberg knew she would have her work cut out to play the iconic monarch. She honed her knowledge of ancient Greek and learned to ride a horse, write calligraphy, play the virginal and dance the volta – all skills she picked up in a crash course at the princess school. And while she knew she would join the ranks of Judi Dench, Helen Mirren and Cate Blanchett, who all portrayed older versions of the Tudor Queen, von Rittberg took comfort in knowing she was creating her own version. from Elizabeth at a young age – down to her accent and the way she moves through the world.

“You have to give it so much time that it just becomes something natural,” says von Rittberg, who has worked closely with a dialect coach and still speaks with an English accent in his voice. “I started working with a movement coach six months ago, then I stopped probably three months ago and just did little things, like how to turn so much fabric and such heavy clothes, how to move fast or be more [or less] concentrated at age 14.

The world that was built around Elizabeth, which was recreated to be as historically accurate as possible and only “lit by natural light and candlelight”, left little to the imagination and allowed everyone involved to “lose it completely” in the world, says von Rittberg. “I wore six layers of costume every day, and cinematographer Adolpho Veloso, who is brilliant, would shoot 360 degrees: if anything interesting happened in the opposite direction to the shot, he would pan around. He there was no “I’m going to take a second off and just walk out”, because you could be in for a shot at any moment.

After the death of her father and the accession to the throne of Edward, her 9-year-old half-brother, Elizabeth moves in with her widowed stepmother, Catherine Parr (Jessica Raine), who quickly marries the devilishly charming Thomas Seymour (Tom Cullen) – a man who is said to have engaged in flirtatious and possibly sexual behavior with the real Elizabeth while living under the same roof. This relationship is being carefully re-examined through a modern lens by Reiss, who told reporters at a press conference in February that she wanted to tackle issues of “consent and gender imbalance and power imbalance in relationships”.

The fact that Elizabeth falls head over heels in love with Thomas, unaware that he was manipulating her, speaks to her natural desire to be loved and cared for in an unforgiving environment. “I think that’s all she wanted, because she was so alone, it was such a dangerous world, and there was so much duty and pressure,” von Rittberg says. “She just wanted to experience love and be a normal young woman with needs. She was blind and didn’t see the danger behind it. Even as an audience, you completely fall in love with this guy.

Before landing the role, von Rittberg did a chemistry reading with Cullen, who had already been cast as Thomas. “From the moment we stood in front of the camera together – and in fact the first conversation we had before that was about Oktoberfest – I was like, ‘Yes, I want to work with you! “,” von Rittberg recalls with a laugh. “He was so charming, and he’s such a handsome being. He just put all his charm on screen.

The cat-and-mouse dynamic between Elizabeth and Thomas was much discussed during the production of the eight-episode first season, to the point that even von Rittberg became invested in the power play. “We discussed a scene that hadn’t been written or filmed yet, and [Cullen] said, ‘Well, how much is real, and how much is it pretending?’ And I, without listening, I said to myself: ‘Well, it’s real! Obviously, he loves her! That’s exactly how badly he cheated on her. You just want to believe this person; you just want to like it,” von Rittberg says. “I heard [Cullen] say [Thomas] think it is his world, and that’s the only way he was able to play this role; it was just something very powerful that young Elizabeth probably felt drawn to.

But Thomas isn’t the only one Elizabeth is ready to confide in. After becoming embroiled in the sociopolitical and sexual politics of the English court, Elizabeth turns to Robert Dudley (Jamie Blackley), one of her oldest friends and “the closest thing to the person in whom she can trust. But the fact that Elizabeth only sees Robert as a best friend “also makes this relationship difficult, because maybe he would like the relationship to be something else,” von Rittberg teases.

For all the intrigue a love triangle can produce in a juicy historical drama, Become Elizabethat its base, is about halfsibling rivalry between Elizabeth, her older sister Mary and her younger brother Edward. It’s basically Succession for the remaining line of the Tudor family, the siblings being forced to reconcile the love they have for each other with their own growing desire for power. “What was so important to us is that there is always love and there is history together. With her and her sister, it was so damn hard, but they fell disgraced together, they were raised alike, they grew up together and were lined up for the throne,” von Rittberg said, adding that the show leans into the gray areas of the era by oscillating “between the ‘love and hate’ and showing ‘there are no heroes [or] nasty.”

“For Elizabeth, observing and learning, rather than jumping to certain conclusions, sides or opinions, made her the brilliant queen that she was – that ability to pick herself up and choose her fights wisely,” says von Rittberg. “She knew the only way to keep a cool head was to choose wisely who to go with and who to follow – being nimble and allowing herself to change that opinion as well.”

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Baku to host cultural festival to mark 30th anniversary of Azerbaijani relations [PHOTO] https://logprotect.net/baku-to-host-cultural-festival-to-mark-30th-anniversary-of-azerbaijani-relations-photo/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 10:23:00 +0000 https://logprotect.net/baku-to-host-cultural-festival-to-mark-30th-anniversary-of-azerbaijani-relations-photo/ By Laman Ismayilova Baku will host the cultural festival to mark three decades of Azerbaijani-Japanese relations, reports Azernews. The large-scale event will take place at Baku Seaside Boulevard on June 24-25. The True Colors festival brings together around 1,200 artists from more than 30 countries. The festival will bring together talented people with limited abilities […]]]>

By Laman Ismayilova

Baku will host the cultural festival to mark three decades of Azerbaijani-Japanese relations, reports Azernews.

The large-scale event will take place at Baku Seaside Boulevard on June 24-25.

The True Colors festival brings together around 1,200 artists from more than 30 countries.

The festival will bring together talented people with limited abilities from Azerbaijan and Japan.

Festival guests have the chance to attend concerts, dances and theatrical performances.

The cultural event is co-organized with the support of the National Abilympics Federation, the Japanese Embassy in Azerbaijan and the Nippon Foundation.

Relations between Azerbaijan and Japan are based on the principles of common interest and mutual understanding.

Diplomatic relations between the two nations were established in 1992.

Since then, the two countries have been implementing a number of projects in various fields, especially in the economic field.

Japanese companies in Azerbaijan work in the oil and gas sectors as well as in agriculture.

In 2021, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Energy and the Japanese company TEPSCO signed an agreement on the creation of a green energy zone in the newly liberated lands.

The agreement provides for the efficient use of the potential of renewable energies such as wind, solar, hydroelectricity, geothermal energy and bioenergy in the liberated territories of Azerbaijan.

The document envisions the creation of a “green energy” zone based on modern energy management approaches to supply the region with energy.

In addition, Japan and the International Eurasia Press Fund (IEPF) signed a grant agreement to allocate $88,224 in financial assistance for the purchase of demining equipment for Azerbaijani lands liberated from Armenian occupation.

High-level cultural ties between Azerbaijan and Japan have also helped to further strengthen bilateral relations.

The Japanese culture festival held this year brought the two nations even closer. In 2022, the Japanese Embassy held the Japanese Culture Festival. During the festival, event guests learned about the Japanese tea ceremony, origami (the art of paper folding), and ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging.

Visitors to the festival also got acquainted with the art of Japanese calligraphy and traditional Japanese clothing – kimono and yukata.

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Laman Ismayilova is the journalist of AzerNews, follow her on Twitter: @Lamiva993

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SAINT LAURENT SELF 07 ORGANIZED BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO https://logprotect.net/saint-laurent-self-07-organized-by-anthony-vaccarello/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 13:41:08 +0000 https://logprotect.net/saint-laurent-self-07-organized-by-anthony-vaccarello/ © Alex Webb, Magnum Photos for Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello French luxury house SAINT LAURENT presents the seventh part of their Self project led by Anthony Vacarello, which provides an artistic commentary captured exclusively for the brand by six photographers. The brand held six exhibitions simultaneously (June 9-12) in six different cities. Photographer Alex […]]]>
© Alex Webb, Magnum Photos for Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello

French luxury house SAINT LAURENT presents the seventh part of their Self project led by Anthony Vacarello, which provides an artistic commentary captured exclusively for the brand by six photographers. The brand held six exhibitions simultaneously (June 9-12) in six different cities. Photographer Alex Webbwho has published more than fifteen photography books, presented his work in New York, Oliver Arthurknown for her in-depth work on people and their personal and cultural identities, has presented her work in London, Harry Gruyaertknown for his photographic work on color, presented his works in Paris, Daesung Leeknown for his own conceptual approach to documentary photography playing between fiction and reality through enigmatic visualization, presented his work in Seoul, Takashi Hommawho won the 24th Ihei Kimura Photography Award for his photobook “Tokyo Suburbwas part of the Self project in Tokyo, and bird headcomposed of Song Tao and Ji Weiyu, known for digesting and applying the conceptual art way of thinking in the context of their image interpretation, presented their work in Shanghai.

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© Alex Webb, Magnum Photos for Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello

The streets of the city are alive with vibrant colors, bold geometry, layers of light and movement, and rich diversity. They are dynamic meeting places where the multiple worlds of the city intersect, often in surprising and surreal ways. As a street photographer, I have long been drawn to the brilliant colors, searing light and intensity of life I first encountered on the streets of Latin America and the Caribbean. So when Anthony Vaccarello asked me to photograph Los Angeles in the spirit of Saint Laurent for SELF 07, I immediately thought of three culturally rich downtown neighborhoods – the Pinata District, the Flower District and the Fashion District. District – whose deep shadows, brightly painted walls and bustling streets are reminiscent of Mexico, where I often wandered. This exhibition brings together my new work from the streets of Los Angeles in conversation with my past work from Latin America and the Caribbean. –Alex Webb

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© Olivia Arthur, Magnum Photos for Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello

So not so” is a series that explores the human relationship with our body, our own physicality and the importance of touch and connection. Working with Anthony Vaccarello’s designs for Saint Laurent SELF 07, with movement, interaction and play, I sought to show how we touch, connect and relate to each other. An exploration of the physical world in natural and unnatural forms is also essential for me to show the limits of our physicality. Our virtual worlds have become a real reality and as technology advances we need to remember the hard feel of a hand on a wall or the clatter of pebbles falling on top of each other. Incorporating elements of pretend and play, the real sometimes becomes surreal. And as bodies and heads blend in and out of the spaces around them, it is also meant to serve as a reminder of both our strength and our fragility. -Olivia Arthur

Harry Gruyaert
© Harry Gruyaert, Magnum Photos for Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello

I have always been fascinated by airports. These are places that concentrate everything that usually attracts my gaze as a photographer: the play of light, transparency and reflections, the superimposition effects that create a loss of bearings and give this very strong impression of being between two worlds. And then there are the signs – arrows, numbers, letters – that mark out the frame. I have always liked the vocabulary of signage. When I was invited by Anthony Vaccarello to participate in SELF 07 for Saint Laurent, I immediately thought it would be interesting to shoot in this setting and associate these images with some of those I had made. before and which are collected in the Last Call book. –Harry Gruyaert

Daesung Lee
© Daesung Lee, Magnum Photos guest photographer for Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello

Spring 2020 was surreal but real. The whole world stopped. No one could easily describe such a feeling in words. Ironically, nature came alive and came back to us once we stopped being indoors. Nature has given us all the senses forgotten. The sky was so blue, more than ever, the birds were singing so loudly outside my apartment window, and the leaves of the trees in the streets were greener than ever. It was such a surreal experience. Since then, I no longer see the world in the same way. In the meantime, I often had to escape to an imaginary nature in my mind to endure the uncertain future. It was a strange spring. I tried to visualize this strange experience during confinement. An imaginary nature, which you can only see in your inner self, which you can only feel in your own senses. We all lived in our own universe at that time. The SELF project was a unique, exciting and challenging opportunity to explore and express my inner self in visuality. I hope you can find yourself in these pictures too. I especially thank Saint Laurent and Anthony Vaccarello, artistic director and curator of the SELF 07 project for their constant support for freedom of artistic expression and creativity. – Daesung Lee

Takashi Homma
© Takashi Homma, guest photographer Magnum Photos for Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello

The city and fashion. We live in a huge city called Tokyo. We, dressed in clothes, live and act in the environment of Tokyo. Our actions are indeed constrained and guided by pressure from the city of Tokyo. I used the camera obscura technique to capture and expose the Tokyo environment around us. The city and fashion are always in a one-to-one relationship. I was delighted to have the opportunity to take part in Saint Laurent’s SELF 07 organized by Anthony Vaccarello. – Takashi Homma

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© Birdhead, Magnum Photos guest photographer for Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello

This collaboration is based on the photographic matrix format – the signature style in “Birdhead World”. Inspired by the harmonic and symbiotic relationship between species that exists in nature, the work shows the tangible connection between the photographs. The general outline aligns the cityscape, clothing, and body with natural elements like clouds, trees, and stones. This outline combined with the structure of different blocks of light and shadow, creates a sense of smooth and free integration, just like the gesture of cursive writing in Chinese calligraphy. Each photograph is made up of the work which is the original photograph taken on film, without any cropping or cropping. Additionally, through the SELF 07 project curated by Anthony Vaccarello, Birdhead adopted reverse negative photographic prints in his work for the first time. The characteristics of Saint Laurent’s SELF project provide a high degree of freedom, allowing artists to transcend borders and explore the possible new resonance of art and fashion in each particular era from different perspectives. – Bird head

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Lou Reed Demos and a Tribute to Astral Jazz https://logprotect.net/lou-reed-demos-and-a-tribute-to-astral-jazz/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 23:02:00 +0000 https://logprotect.net/lou-reed-demos-and-a-tribute-to-astral-jazz/ Lou Reed, “I’m Waiting for the Man – May 1965 Demo” (Light in the Attic Records) Sometimes the phrase in the header of this column, “Best New Music”, actually means “Most Historically Significant Early Music”. This is the case of “I’m Waiting for the Man – May 1965 Demo” by the late Lou Reed, main […]]]>

Lou Reed, “I’m Waiting for the Man – May 1965 Demo” (Light in the Attic Records)

Sometimes the phrase in the header of this column, “Best New Music”, actually means “Most Historically Significant Early Music”. This is the case of “I’m Waiting for the Man – May 1965 Demo” by the late Lou Reed, main songwriter of the greatest American rock band of all time, the Velvet Underground. The song is intended to appear on Words and music, May 1965, the first title in Light in the Attic’s Lou Reed Archive Series. The album is out August 26, but you can pre-order it now.

Recorded with future Velvets violist/bassist John Cale, Words and music, May 1965 includes three embryonic versions of songs – “Heroin”, “Pale Blue Eyes”, “I’m Waiting for the Man” – that appeared on Velvet Underground albums. Additionally, there are tracks that reveal Reed’s brief flirtations with folk and blues, including covers of Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” and the traditional (adapted by Eric von Schmidt and Dylan) “Baby, Let Me Follow You.” Amazingly, the tape containing these 17 songs remained in a sealed envelope for almost 50 years; Reed had posted it to himself as “poor man’s copyright”. Light in the Attic worked with Lou’s widow, experimental artist Laurie Anderson, to bring this previously unseen work to the public.

On Words & Musicfans can catch a glimpse of songwriting genius in the raw and hear trace elements that would blossom into iconic, iconoclastic forms just over a year later. The Velvet Underground & Nico. In a sense, Words & Music makes for an interesting comparison with the release of Record Store Day 2022 I’m So Free: The 1971 RCA Demos: You can hear how Reed evolved over the next six years and retained his core songwriting qualities.

The 1965 demo version of “I’m Waiting for the Man” bears little resemblance to the proto-punk chugger on the copping smack in Harlem that smeared the first side of the Velvets’ 1967 debut album. Instead, it is a laid-back acoustic-guitar-based ballad with a rough-hewn harmonica lament augmented by Cale’s backing vocals and mannered Welsh intonations in response to the protagonist accused of chasing women from the neighborhood (“Oh, pardon me, sir / Nothing could be further from my mind / I’m just waiting for a very dear friend of mine”) This is historical and telling shit – okay, Boomer?

Twins, “Something About Alice Coltrane” (Earth Libraries)

Twïns (aka Berlin musician Miro Denck) is one of those rare modern solo bands with the special sauce that elevates their work among mediocre crowds. Broadly speaking, the bedroom pop of his music is a singer-songwriter, but it’s bathed in an otherworldly glow and steeped in complex emotions that reward repeated listening. (If you literally only have a minute, you could do worse than check out his 2021 track “Velvet Dreams” for proof.)

Denck’s voice may be limited, but that doesn’t stop him from conveying a strong sense of sadness and longing. Her vocal boundaries actually complement the intimate and vulnerable character of the music. Not everyone can be Tim Buckley or Nilsson on the mic; Sometimes the earthly monotones of your Lou Reeds and Leonard Cohens are just what the occasion calls for.

Twins’ next album Human Jazz (out June 29) is subtitled “an ode to the ephemeral,” which, if you work in pop, is practically a no-brainer. It might be an overstatement to say that we will listen Human Jazz in 20 years, but so far its eight songs resonate deeply amidst a sound style that has become overwhelmingly familiar.

Human Jazz really excels when Denck gives up singing, like with the too brief “Transcend”. On titles like it and “Foliage”, he lets his exceptional ear shine through for seductive tones and poignant melodies with a retro-futuristic panache.

As good as Human Jazz that is, the non-LP track “Something About Alice Coltrane” elevates Twïns’ playing to an even higher level. First, we should encourage anyone – especially musicians who appeal to young listeners – who bring more attention to astral jazz harpist/keyboardist Alice Coltrane, who died in 2007. Her cosmic excursions have only just appeared more relevant over the years. his death. Second, Denck truly captured the sound and spirit of Coltrane’s haunting compositions on his most popular album, Trip to Satchidananda. It’s a brilliant surprise coming from a German musician young enough to be Coltrane’s grandson.

Denck scallops “Something About Alice Coltrane” (a reference to his track “Something About John Coltrane”) with that purring tamboura “Satchidananda”, a chillingly beautiful piano motif and Cecil McBee bass feints. The addition of miniaturistic wah-wah’d guitar calligraphy puts Denck’s distinctive stamp on the piece. It’s a perfectly cast tribute to one of the most rightly revered musicians of the last century, and I hope it inspires people to seek out more Alice Coltrane and Twins albums.

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Comparison between the 2022 Honda Pilot and the 2022 Hyundai Palisade https://logprotect.net/comparison-between-the-2022-honda-pilot-and-the-2022-hyundai-palisade/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 16:00:25 +0000 https://logprotect.net/comparison-between-the-2022-honda-pilot-and-the-2022-hyundai-palisade/ The Honda Pilot is an established name in midsize family SUVs, and the Hyundai Palisade is a relatively new contender. These SUVs have many of the same goodies, like roomy interiors, powerful standard V6 engines, and good standard safety features, but there are a few differences you should be aware of before you make your […]]]>

The Honda Pilot is an established name in midsize family SUVs, and the Hyundai Palisade is a relatively new contender. These SUVs have many of the same goodies, like roomy interiors, powerful standard V6 engines, and good standard safety features, but there are a few differences you should be aware of before you make your purchase.

Let’s take a closer look at these 3-row SUVs and find the right one for your family.

2022 Honda Pilot

The Honda Pilot is one of the oldest and most trusted names in 3-row family SUVs. It has minivan-like functionality in the form of an SUV with available all-wheel drive (AWD). It’s a well-rounded SUV, but it hasn’t had a complete overhaul since 2016, and it’s showing its age against some of its more modern rivals. See listings near you

Honda Rider Highlights

Spacious interior: Both SUVs have roomy interiors with standard 3-row seats, but the Pilot has a bit more legroom in the third row. If you regularly use the third row, your passengers will appreciate the extra space. The Pilot also has a generous cargo hold, adding to its family friendliness.

Rugged TrailSport model: The new TrailSport model has joined the Honda Pilot lineup for 2022. It’s the toughest, most off-road-ready version in the Pilot lineup, with more ground clearance, ruggedly styled tires and a set of adventurous appearance inside and out. Other perks include navigation, a hands-free power tailgate and wireless charging.

Powerful and efficient V6: The Pilot and Palisade come standard with a V6 engine. They have similar horsepower and torque, but the Pilot is a bit more fuel efficient. The Pilot gets a combined fuel economy rating of up to 23 mpg with front-wheel drive (FWD) and 22 mpg with all-wheel drive (AWD). Both of these figures are 1 mpg better than the stockade. It may not seem like much, but those fuel savings add up over time, especially when gas prices are high.

2022 Hyundai Palisade

2022 Hyundai Palisade

With its impressive mix of spacious and upscale interior, modern technology and great price, the Hyundai Palisade instantly became a midsize 3-row SUV leader when it was released in 2020. may not have the more decades-old reputation of established rivals like the Honda Pilot, but it’s an SUV worth testing for just about anyone in the family SUV market. See listings near you

Hyundai Palisade Highlights

Value Price: The Hyundai Palisade has a lower starting price than the Honda Pilot by a considerable margin. The Palisade starts at $33,600 and the Pilot at $38,080. Even the palisade’s top calligraphy trim starts at $47,290, compared to the Pilot Elite starting at $50,370. If you have a limited budget, your wallet will prefer the Hyundai.

Modern technical characteristics: The Palisade has a more impressive list of standard and optional tech features than the Pilot. For example, the Hyundai comes standard with rear occupant alert, safe exit assist, quiet mode for the rear seats, and many of the same standard safety features on the Pilot, such as the blind spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control. Base models of the Hyundai also feature wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

IIHS Top Security Pick+: The Hyundai Palisade earns the coveted IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation. It’s the IIHS’ highest honor, and its demanding criteria cover a car’s crash test scores, crash avoidance and headlights. Both the Pilot and Palisade earn an overall 5-star safety rating from NHTSA.

Similarities

Three-row seats, V6 engine, available all-wheel drive and similar size.

Conclusion

You can’t go wrong with either of these SUVs. The Honda Pilot is an excellent choice if you are looking for a practical and family-friendly SUV that consumes good gas for its size. Still, the Palisade has the advantages of more modern technological features, a better IIHS safety score, a longer warranty and a more affordable price. See Honda Pilot models for sale or See Hyundai Palisade models for sale

2022 Honda Pilot 2022 Hyundai Palisade
Popular powertrains
Engine 3.5 liter V6 3.8 liter V6
Powerful 280 hp at 6000 rpm 291 hp at 6,000 rpm
Couple 262 lb-ft at 4,700 rpm 262 lb-ft at 5,200 rpm
Transmission 9-speed automatic 8-speed automatic
fuel economy 20 mpg city / 27 mpg highway 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway
Maximum towing 3,500 pounds 5,000 pounds
Also available all-wheel drive all-wheel drive
Specifications
Basic warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 10 years/100,000 miles
NHTSA Global Safety 5 stars 5 stars
Maximum seating capacity 8 8
Wheelbase 111.0 inches 114.2 inches
Total length 196.5 inches 196.1 inches
Lenght 78.6 inches 77.8 inches
Height 70.6 inches 68.9 inches
Turning diameter 37.8 feet 38.7 feet
Front Row Head Room 40.1 inches 40.7 inches
Headroom, second row 40.2 inches 40.1 inches
Legroom, first row 40.9 inches 44.1 inches
Legroom, second row 38.4 inches 42.4 inches
Legroom, third row 31.9 inches 31.4 inches
Shoulder room, first row 62.0 inches 61.2 inches
Shoulder room, second row 62.0 inches 60.8 inches
Passenger volume 152.9 cubic feet 155.3 cubic feet
Cargo volume 16.5 cubic feet 18.0 cubic feet

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Dubai’s World Islands: The Next Big Holiday Destination? https://logprotect.net/dubais-world-islands-the-next-big-holiday-destination/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 16:02:32 +0000 https://logprotect.net/dubais-world-islands-the-next-big-holiday-destination/ Dubai always dazzles. It’s big and bold and unabashedly ambitious. Its sparkling waterfront, opulent architecture and multinational pazazz have seen the capital of the Emirates rise from the sands to offer a truly unique offering to visitors. As a proud desert oasis, Dubai offers in spades; In addition to haute cuisine and blingy brunches, its […]]]>

Dubai always dazzles. It’s big and bold and unabashedly ambitious. Its sparkling waterfront, opulent architecture and multinational pazazz have seen the capital of the Emirates rise from the sands to offer a truly unique offering to visitors.

As a proud desert oasis, Dubai offers in spades; In addition to haute cuisine and blingy brunches, its diverse offering spans laid-back neighborhood gems, water sports, cultural fascinations and desert expeditions. As a city consistently ranked among the safest in the world, it’s also a major draw for families and solo travelers.

In addition, there is abundant sunshine and very manageable flight time. Some people call it “fake”, but it’s the vision of a destination of the future – a new kind of curated holiday experience – that makes Dubai so unique. And whether that’s your cup of tea or not, there’s no denying that’s what really dazzles.

Vision

The Palm Jumeira is an example. Built in just six years, the man-made archipelago is shaped like a palm tree with fronds lined with villas and luxury hotels dotted along its spine. More than 10,000 people now live on the reclaimed land, including David and Victoria Beckham who own a palm-lined seven-bedroom mansion there. (I saw it, I tracked it down).

But an even grander plan was the World Islands just off the coast of the city, a paradise archipelago of 300 islands forming the map of the world. This project experienced intermittent development for many years for financial and environmental reasons after the financial crash. The islands are mostly made up of sand dredged from the shallow coastal waters of Dubai. And despite the initial fanfare, the islands have looked like a ghost town of sand for almost 17 years.

So far.

Because now the very first resort has finally opened its pier to guests. And IMAGE.ie was lucky enough to get an insider’s look.

The Anantara World Islands opened in February this year and is located in the South American Islands region, arguably the best location with generous views of Dubai’s iconic skyline. It’s a study in delightful seclusion, pristine sand, and fairly remote allure.

Tropical

The resort’s 70 accommodations include suites, beach villas, and pool villas with private terraces and beach access. Prices start at around €380 per night, per person, including breakfast. There’s a Thai-inspired spa, a Mediterranean restaurant overlooking the pool called Helios (a Greek and Italian extravaganza) and Quamar which serves exquisite regional dishes with an Indian twist, and is the perfect spot for sunsets. with the glittering skyline of Dubai in the distance.

The station, is a work in progress. It feels like it is still searching for its identity as construction continues. The planting is new but promises to be lush. The service is warm and the little touches like coconut with straws on arrival, and the yoga mats in the rooms give it a much more bohemian feel than most Anantaras I’ve stayed at.

And that’s part of the appeal – a barefoot, barefoot break reminiscent of Sri Lanka or Bali but with the five-star experience. The island is small enough to feel intimate for couples and yet extremely safe for families with a bay protected by a breakwater and an Anantara kids’ club.

Escape

The resort’s vision to be the first to open aligns with the unique ambition of this entire city. It’s a glorious (subjective!) 15-minute speedboat ride from town, straight to the silky skyline of sister property Anantara The Palm Resort. Plans are already underway for a new launch point closer to Dubai Airport, which would be even more convenient for those looking to get to downtown Dubai during their break.

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The rooms are huge and have high bamboo ceilings, rattan furniture and touches of turquoise. The water sports offer is also impressive. Paddleboarding is popular due to the sheltered cove and e-foiling (elevated motorized surfing) is also a must try, especially for those looking for a bit more exhilaration.

One of the huge benefits of an Anantara experience is the focus on sustainability. We were curious to know, given the location of the island, how they handle waste. The World Islands Resort has its own desalination plant and its own bottling center and food waste is converted into cooking gas. As infrastructure progresses, more and more plans will be as environmentally neutral as possible. As it stands, and until some of the other resorts on the island are developed, the hotel group will continue to chart its own pioneering course.

That usual vacation dilemma – choosing between a bustling city with restaurants and cultural attractions, or a retreat on a remote beach island to get away from it all, is no longer in question. That’s the beauty of what’s been achieved here; a Maldives-style oasis but much closer to home and with the added pleasure of a city break.

In addition to the calming, invigorating massages in such a tropical setting, we had to bounce back to town for some major insider recommendations (which we have to share).

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Dining in Dubai is most definitely a verb. And people are all coming out. The view isn’t the only wow factor at Sushi Samba. Perched on the 51st floor of the St Regis Dubai, the menu mixes Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian influences. Sushi Samba has already made its mark in London and Las Vegas and it also attracts hoi-polloi here. An open, rainforest-style theater-style kitchen and lavish surroundings provide a lavish ambiance alongside your nigiri.

The French-inspired restaurant La Cantine du Fraubourg is where all the cool kids go. Expect modern French-inspired cuisine, well-researched wines, plush seating and an amazing mess to die for. You will also find the best terrace for people watching.

The only tough decision to make at Bushman’s Steakhouse is where to look first. Interiors are an eclectic mix of old Australian outback and the smoky umami of a traditional steakhouse. Savor succulent cuts of premium meat and seafood
prepared on the Parilla Grill and charcoal ovens. Try the kangaroo (surprisingly tasty), the Tomahawk is delicious. You want the béarnaise or pepper sauce on the side and I still dream of the mashed potatoes. It’s a true celebration of a carnivorous lifestyle.

Do

Visit the brand new Museum of the Future, Dubai’s last landmark. Considered the most beautiful building in the world, the doughnut-shaped building has writing on the outside in Arabic calligraphy that reads “we may not live for hundreds of years, but our creativity leaves a legacy long after our departure”.

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The View at the Palm is a great way to get your bearings. Stand at an imposing height of 240 meters on the 52nd floor, the observation deck, and drink in the remarkable panoramic views.

Theater Dubai is… an experience. It is an eclectic version of the traditional cabaret. The entertainment features more than 25 acts, including salsa dancers, singers and rope acrobats. Her heavy red theater curtains burst with energy every time they reveal the next act. The puzzling combinations and general VIP vibe certainly make for an unforgettable experience.

And that’s the beauty of a city like this. He leaves an impression. Just when you think it’s peaked, it launches something bigger or bolder that turns heads like the islands of the world.

Dubai sometimes reminds me of the fictional Emerald City from the Wizard of Oz. A blurry vision, an intriguing skyline, a city that’s about to be intimidating, otherworldly. But in this case, it’s money – and it’s still a whirlwind of a world far from anything you’ve ever seen.

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Is Snooki respectable now? https://logprotect.net/is-snooki-respectable-now/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 18:57:52 +0000 https://logprotect.net/is-snooki-respectable-now/ The borough of Seaside Heights attempted to cultivate a more family-friendly reputation, limiting the number of bars and nightclubs and tearing down or closing existing ones. It’s trying to shed its party town image to attract more visitors and limit the rowdiness it had become known for. An ordinance also limits liquor licenses on the […]]]>

The borough of Seaside Heights attempted to cultivate a more family-friendly reputation, limiting the number of bars and nightclubs and tearing down or closing existing ones.

It’s trying to shed its party town image to attract more visitors and limit the rowdiness it had become known for. An ordinance also limits liquor licenses on the boardwalk to “authentic” restaurants where food preparation and serving is the primary activity.

Of course, one of the main drivers of this party image has been MTV’s reality show “Jersey Shore.” One of that show’s most notorious miscreants was Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, who asked “where’s the beach?” while standing on the boardwalk. She was drunk at the time and was cited for public drunkenness.

Now she’s cashing in on that phrase that’s plastered all over the merchandise at the new “Snooki Shop” that just opened on Seaside Heights Boulevard.

So, is Snooki respectable now? Borough Administrator Christopher Vaz, formerly USA Today Network NJ:

“As elected officials and local business owners jointly continue the hard work of redesigning the boulevard and transforming Seaside Heights, we are thrilled to have Nicole on board for the journey. Messy Mawma is actually a smart young businesswoman with a big vision for her brand!

So apparently the new Snooki is a perfect match for what the town hopes to accomplish.

Has the reputation of a rowdy party animal been rehabilitated? On her website, she sells her own line of wines and advertises them as follows:

“I’m so excited to share my Messy Mawma wines with you, as the perfect partners for a great time. I can’t wait to hear what you think! Keep it messy, Mawmas.

Apparently, Snooki is always up for a good time.

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Obi-Wan star Moses Ingram stands up to racist backlash https://logprotect.net/obi-wan-star-moses-ingram-stands-up-to-racist-backlash/ Tue, 31 May 2022 22:41:05 +0000 https://logprotect.net/obi-wan-star-moses-ingram-stands-up-to-racist-backlash/ Moses Ingram as Reva the Inquisitor Disney/Lucasfilm The star wars fanbase is infamous for its toxic fringe, the strong minority of hypercritical “fans” who harass actors for daring to play their roles, their reviews heavily laced with sexist and racist commentary. They’ve chased actresses off the internet, mass bullied a literal child, and now are […]]]>

The star wars fanbase is infamous for its toxic fringe, the strong minority of hypercritical “fans” who harass actors for daring to play their roles, their reviews heavily laced with sexist and racist commentary.

They’ve chased actresses off the internet, mass bullied a literal child, and now are inundating actor Moses Ingram with racist messages after she appeared as the main antagonist in the new film. Obi Wan Kenobi series.

On Instagram, Ingram posted screenshot of some of the hate messages she received, and posted a instagram story in which she says:

“There is nothing anyone can do about it. No one can do anything to stop this hatred. I question my goals for even being here in front of you to say this is happening. I do not really know.

The official star wars Twitter account also denounced the racist backlash, writing in a statement:

“We are proud to welcome Moses Ingram to the Star Wars family and thrilled to see Reva’s story unfold… There are over 20 million sentient species in the Star Wars galaxy, don’t choose to be racist.”

Obi-Wan Kenobi is the last star wars legacy character to inspire a Disney+ spin-off, and fan expectations were high; Obi-Wan has long been one of the franchise’s most popular characters, with Ewan McGregor’s performance considered iconic.

But, with the exception of The MandalorianDisney+ star wars the series have been surprisingly flimsy, with baffling creative decisions, questionable writing, and numerous rambling edits; fans found the two-episode series premiere as much to laugh at as they were to appreciate.

But an inordinate amount of criticism has focused on Ingram’s character, Raya, a Force-sensitive inquisitor who works for the Empire; fans criticized her character as “poorly written” and “one-dimensional”.

While writing in Kenobi absolutely has issues, the concentrated rage directed at Ingram’s character is telling – Reva echoes the pantomime villains that have always defined star warsand hints that he’s just as confrontational as Darth Vader and Kylo Ren.

For a franchise filled with simple, archetypal characters, it’s interesting how certain roles seem to draw that particular criticism and level of vitriol.

There’s a lot to criticize about Disney star wars, but none of this should be focused on the actors, who are just doing their job; the hatred and harassment to which they are subjected shows an alarming inability of some fans to distinguish fiction from reality.

Indeed, the backlash against Ingram began even before the show aired, as clickbait YouTubers were outraged by its mere existence from the start. Lucasfilm executives even warned Ingram to expect racist harassment from the notoriously toxic fringe of the fandom.

from Ingram instagram story concluded by thanking his supporting fans and dismissing the bigoted trolls with a simple and devastating bashing:

“I really just wanted to come in, I think, and say thank you to the people who show up for me in the comments and places that I’m not going to put myself. And for the rest of you… …you’re all weird.

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Heydar Aliyev Center to Hold Stained Glass Exhibition in Azerbaijan (PHOTO) https://logprotect.net/heydar-aliyev-center-to-hold-stained-glass-exhibition-in-azerbaijan-photo/ Tue, 24 May 2022 08:50:00 +0000 https://logprotect.net/heydar-aliyev-center-to-hold-stained-glass-exhibition-in-azerbaijan-photo/ BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 24. Honored Artist of Azerbaijan Aghasaleh Nuri’s solo exhibition “The Radiant Art World” will open at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku on May 26, Trend reports. It will present stained glass panels, paintings and sketches. Stained glass windows have always fascinated and amazed people with their beauty and sophistication since ancient […]]]>

BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 24. Honored Artist of Azerbaijan Aghasaleh Nuri’s solo exhibition “The Radiant Art World” will open at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku on May 26, Trend reports.

It will present stained glass panels, paintings and sketches.

Stained glass windows have always fascinated and amazed people with their beauty and sophistication since ancient times. Despite centuries past, this unique type of art and craft remains in the spotlight today.

Aghasaleh Nuri brought a whole new direction to ancient stained glass art with his style and calligraphy. He creates his works, giving preference to the ornamental direction, characteristic of Eastern traditions, at a new modern level.

The blue, turquoise and yellow colors chosen for the ornaments by the artist, who uses a synthesis of new modern methods in the glass production process, as well as stained glass panels made according to the carpet principle, evoke a special feeling of luxury, tranquility and comfort.

Aghasaleh Nuri took an active part in the artistic life of Azerbaijan, creating stained glass windows for a number of public, public and private buildings after a successful start with his thesis titled “Musicians”, designed for the “Inshaatchilar” station of Baku Metropolitan.

His works can be seen at the Union of Artists of Azerbaijan, the Institute of Manuscripts named after Muhammad Fuzuli of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, the House-Museum of Samad Vurgun, the Bibi Mosque -Heybat, to the Church of the Savior (German Lutheran Church) and other famous buildings of Baku.

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