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California’s Directing Change Program and Film Contest Announces October Winners of Hope and Justice Category

Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 12:09am

Hope submissions highlight a film, song, narrative, or art that inspires others to find their own way to get through tough times.

Key Points: 
  • Hope submissions highlight a film, song, narrative, or art that inspires others to find their own way to get through tough times.
  • Justice submissions focus on personal experiences with discrimination and projects that encourage others to take a stand against social injustices.
  • The top winners for Hope and Justice and the October monthly prompt were announced in mid-November:
    To see winners and honorable mentions in each category, visit the Directing Change website.
  • Each month, Hope and Justice category submissions and monthly prompt submissions will be due at midnight of the last day of the month.

Eight Bottles Set of Aged Premium Sake for 2.02 Million Yen! By the "Tokisake Association," Creating the Value of Aged Japanese Sake for the World. Online Reservation Commences on November 24 (Tuesday)

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 10:30am

This press release features multimedia.

Key Points: 
  • This press release features multimedia.
  • By releasing this ultra-gorgeous new product, which is a collection of excellent products engraved over the years, they will continue to contribute to the creation of even more value for Japanese sake in Japan and abroad.
  • If the number of reservation requests exceeds 20, eligible purchasers will be selected by lottery.
  • Kokuryu Sake Brewing Corporation / Fukui: Kokuryu "Muni" Junmai Daiginjo Genshu 1996
    DEWAZAKURA SAKE BREWERY CO.,LTD / Yamagata: "Dewazakura Daiginjo Daikoshu cold aged 1990 & 1986

The Reputation of Jeonju Hanji, Paper That Lasts a Thousand Years, Spreads Throughout the World

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 8:00am

The reputation of Jeonju Hanji (traditional Korean paper) that lasts for a thousand years is spreading throughout the world.

Key Points: 
  • The reputation of Jeonju Hanji (traditional Korean paper) that lasts for a thousand years is spreading throughout the world.
  • (Photo: Business Wire)
    Made meticulously by master craftsmen using Korean bark of mulberry, traditional Hanji is known for its excellent quality to last over a thousand years if maintained well.
  • Jeonju Hanji is being used not only for archiving but also as a material for wallets and ties, creating a new fashion culture.
  • The Hanji items created by the craftsmen of Jeonju are a celebrated specialty of the city.

YouCam Makeup Teams Up with Makeup Museum for an Interactive Throwback Beauty Experience

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 2:00pm

This experience is further amplified through a unique partnership with YouCam Makeup, and the release of interactive virtual beauty try-ons in-app that bring 1950s beauty to life for fans at home.

Key Points: 
  • This experience is further amplified through a unique partnership with YouCam Makeup, and the release of interactive virtual beauty try-ons in-app that bring 1950s beauty to life for fans at home.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201117005582/en/
    YouCam Makeup teams up with Makeup Museum for an interactive throwback beauty experience (Graphic: Business Wire)
    The newest Makeup Museum exhibit, Pink Jungle: 1950s Makeup in America, is based on Max Factors Color Harmony system, which matches beauty looks based on hair color.
  • The hyper-engaged interactive beauty try-ons bring the throwback beauty concept to life through a modern lens, building on the immersive Makeup Museum experience.
  • Fans can experience the exclusive Makeup Museum collection including four makeup looks, an interactive Makeup Museum frame, and an exclusive sticker pack, free in the YouCam Makeup and YouCam Perfect app, available on Android and iOS.

Avon Tyres Featured on Restored Evel Knievel Motorcycle

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 1:00pm

The famous stunt performers refurbished motorcycle was unveiled Nov. 6 at the Evel Knievel Museum in Topeka, Kansas.

Key Points: 
  • The famous stunt performers refurbished motorcycle was unveiled Nov. 6 at the Evel Knievel Museum in Topeka, Kansas.
  • Restoration of the motorcycle began when Louis Rocket Re, a friend of the late Evel Knievel, and a stunt rider himself, tracked down the original Laverda several years ago.
  • Dominic Clifford, Global Manager Avon Motorcycle, said, We are pleased to be involved in a restoration project that involves such an iconic motorcycle.
  • Robert Craig Knievel, known professionally as Evel Knievel, was an American stunt performer whose career spanned three decades from the 1960s to the 1980s.

Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery Premieres Major Exhibition "Every Eye Is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States"

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 2:00pm

On view through May 23, 2021, the exhibition is curated by Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, the National Portrait Gallery's senior historian and director of history, research, and scholarly programs.

Key Points: 
  • On view through May 23, 2021, the exhibition is curated by Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, the National Portrait Gallery's senior historian and director of history, research, and scholarly programs.
  • The National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian Books have co-published a richly illustrated book, First Ladies of the United States, which offers an insightful essay by Shaw in addition to catalogue entries.
  • The Portrait Gallery has also launched a new resource website dedicated to the First Ladies at firstladies.si.edu .
  • For more information on the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, visit npg.si.edu .

HKTB and STB Collaborate to Welcome Travellers on the Launch of the Bilateral, All-Purpose and Quarantine-Free Air Travel Bubble

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 4:36am

The partnership between the HKTB and the STB is also the first between the two tourism boards.

Key Points: 
  • The partnership between the HKTB and the STB is also the first between the two tourism boards.
  • HKTB Executive Director Mr Dane Cheng said: I am excited to see the resumption of travel between Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • STB Chief Executive Officer Mr Keith Tan said: The Air Travel Bubble is a significant milestone that demonstrates the deep connections and close friendship between Singapore and Hong Kong.
  • Together with our tourism partners, Singapore stands ready to welcome Hong Kong travellers to Singapore.

Iceland Naturally Presents First-Ever Virtual Taste of Iceland in North America Festival

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 2:30pm

Viewers can watch the film by clicking here to register for their free ticket by November 18 at 12:00pm ET.

Key Points: 
  • Viewers can watch the film by clicking here to register for their free ticket by November 18 at 12:00pm ET.
  • And be sure to tune into a Q+A discussion with Woman at War director Benedikt Erlingsson on Sunday, November 22 at 4:00pm ET.
  • For those in the Boston area, visit Create Gallery and Cocktail Lounge from November 18-22 to grab cocktails to-go and bring a taste of Iceland to your own kitchen.
  • RSVP to the virtual events on Facebook and be sure to share your experience with us on Instagram and Twitter by tagging @IcelandNatural with #TasteofIceland.

Photographer Sanja Marušić shoots Pernod Ricard’s 11th Carte Blanche campaign

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 7:00am
Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201108005058/en/
    True to the commitment of its founder, Paul Ricard, to support the arts and artists, Pernod Ricard (Paris:RI) is proud to present the work of photographer Sanja Marui as part of this 11th Carte Blanche photography campaign.
  • Like the other celebrated international photographers who have preceded her, Sanja Marui was given complete creative freedom when shooting her Carte Blanche.
  • As Olivier Cavil, Pernod Ricards Communications Director, says, This 11th edition takes on a very special significance in the current climate.
  • Lastly, Sanja Marui will be taking to Pernod Ricards Instagram on 13 November at 6:00 PM (Paris Time) to answer questions about this unique campaign.

National Gallery of Canada Mourns Board of Trustees Member Anne-Marie Applin

Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 3:00pm

OTTAWA, Nov. 7, 2020 /CNW/ -It is with great sadness that the National Gallery of Canada learned of the passing of its Board Member, Anne-Marie Applin, in Toronto on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, Nov. 7, 2020 /CNW/ -It is with great sadness that the National Gallery of Canada learned of the passing of its Board Member, Anne-Marie Applin, in Toronto on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
  • Anne-Marie first joined the National Gallery of Canada in December 2017 as Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees.
  • "Franoise Lyon, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Canada
    "I was so saddened to hear of Anne-Marie's passing.
  • "Dr.Sasha Suda, Director and CEO, National Gallery of Canada
    The National Gallery of Canada is home to the most important collections of historical and contemporary Canadian and Indigenous art.