first_imgCunard’s QE2 bid farewell to America today in a poignant celebration befitting the company’s longest serving liner, recognized as the most famous ship in the world. On her 710th and final call to New York, the iconic passenger vessel elegantly sailed through New York Harbor for the last time, escorted by the U.S. Coast Guard and FDNY Fireboats, meeting her sister ship Queen Mary 2 for their final Royal Rendezvous at the Statue of Liberty before departing in tandem for Southampton, England.“It is most fitting that QE2’s farewell to America be celebrated in New York, the city Cunard has called our North America homeport since 1847 and the setting for so much of the Line’s history,” said Carol Marlow, president of Cunard Line.last_img

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first_imgNew inductees to Canada’s Walk of Fame include Coombs, Arnett, Klassen, Gehry TORONTO — The late “Mr. Dressup” children’s entertainer Ernie Coombs, actor Will Arnett, and Olympic speedskater Cindy Klassen are among the new inductees to Canada’s Walk of Fame.Organizers announced the class of 2019 Thursday evening, noting two more inductees will be revealed at a later date.Other names on this year’s list include rock band Triumph, architect Frank Gehry, and Hockey Hall of Famer Mark Messier.The new inductees also include “Dragons’ Den” entrepreneur and pizza-chain mogul Jim Treliving, and the late physician and basketball inventor Dr. James Naismith.The annual walk of fame event honours accomplishments in fields including music, sports, film and television, literary, visual and performing arts, science, innovation, philanthropy and social justice.This year’s inductions will take place at the Canada’s Walk of Fame Awards Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Nov. 23.The show will broadcast in December on CTV.“We are building a much more robust national platform to shine a bright light on these extraordinary Canadians who join the amazing inductees of the past 20 years,” Jeffrey Latimer, CEO of Canada’s Walk of Fame, said in a statement.The Canadian Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 18, 2019 5:39 pm PDTlast_img

first_imgDecember 29, 2010This continues our report of the opening and dedication of the PAOLO SOLERI BRIDGE AND PLAZA. The public opening and dedication was held on Saturday, December 11, with the official dedication ceremonies and speakers scheduled between 11 am and 2 pm. There were many other activities and events throughout the day including experimental live music by Elektrobahn and various children’s activities. The day concluded with a panel discussion and slide show at the Library and a guided tour of the Paolo Soleri exhibit at the SMoCA.Here we see the Arcosanti information booth, tended by Arcosanti residents with their black clothes and white parasols.[photo: Tomiaki Tamura] Children’s activities were on the lawns along the side of the canal and included plein air painting by the Scottsdale Artists School and silt casting opportunities provided by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Ice sculptures by the Summit Schools Vitruvius Program melted during the day to reveal design motifs from Paolo Soleri’s work:  arcology and bridges.[photo: sue] After the bridge dedication the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and presented a lecture and panel discussion at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library. Alan Hess, architectural critic and author, presented the lecture, “Organic Architecture and the Work of Paolo Soleri.” Soleri’s body of work was discussed in the context of the national organic architecture movement and its history. Paolo Soleri was present and commented on the ideas discussed, rejecting the label “organic.”Four other architectural experts presented lecture/slide shows: Phoenix Architect Will Bruder, AIA (Arcosanti alumnus);  John Meunier, AIA, Professor of Architecture at Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University; Jeffrey Stein, AIA, Dean of Boston Architectural College (Arcosanti alumnus); and Peter Zweig, FAIA, Professor of Design at University of Houston (Arcosanti alumnus.)The panel discussion was facilitated by Tim Rodgers, PhD, Director of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. A lively discussion between the panel members and Paolo Soleri did not leave much time for questions from the audience. The questions continued on the walk between the library and  SMoCA, where a guided tour of the exhibit, “Bridges: Spanning the Ideas of Paolo Soleri” was scheduled.[from left: Tim Rodgers, Peter Zweig, Jeff Stein, John Meunier and Will Bruder][photo: sue]center_img Tomiaki Tamura, Guest Curator and Cosanti Foundation Director and SMoCA Assistant Curator Claire Carter led the tour of the exhibit, “Bridges: Spanning the Ideas of Paolo Soleri” at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. This exhibition of drawings, models and video documentation will close January 23, 2011.[photo: Tomiaki Tamura]last_img

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