Tag Archives: Venice

Essential Arts: OCMA's new look, the Venice Architecture Biennale and the violinist shaking up Ojai

British director John Doyle gave the musical “The Color Purple” a renewed spirituality by stripping down some of the showbiz trappings, notes Times theater critic Charles McNulty. But the version of the show currently on view at the Hollywood Pantages, he notes, is lacking some of Doyle’s “fervor.” Adrianna Hicks, who plays the key role of Celie, is a “potent ...

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News: The Radisson Blu Hotel, Venice San Marco, set for 2019 opening

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has signed a long-term management agreement of a canal-side hotel in the inner part of Venice’s San Marco district, just steps from renowned Saint Mark’s Square. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Venice San Marco is expected to open by the end of 2019. “This signing marks our entry to one of Europe’s most renowned destinations,” said Elie ...

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Things to do in Venice AWAY from tourist crowds: Cicchetti, wine and Ristorante Sempione

Venice is a brightly-coloured, sparkling jewel in Italy’s crown. The city has a population of 264,000 residents and an eye-watering 20 million visitors a year.  But it’s not just the quaint canals and incredible food that draws in the crowds – and that’s certainly not all you should do if you’re planning a trip to the city.  By all means ...

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