Archive for the 'Festivals' Category

Emmy Awards 2011 – winners

Watching Sunday night’s Emmy Awards was a little bit like going to the very bad wedding of people you really love – the happiness you feel for the people involved almost makes up for how otherwise unremarkable the experience is. Many of the major categories were conservatively chosen – Mad Men and Modern Family repeated […]

Leila Lopes wins Miss Universe 2011

Leila Luiliana da Costa Viera Lopes from Angola was crowned Miss Universe 2011, while Shamcey Supsup from the Philippines finished Third Runner-Up in ceremonies held at Sao Paolo, Brazil, and aired on local TV Tuesday morning. The 25-year old Ms. Lopes from Benguela, Angola bested 88 other candidates from around the world. During the question-and-answer […]

Casting of Dancing with the Stars 2011

Tonight, ABC released the official cast list for season 13 of ‘Dancing With the Stars’. Some rumors have been circulating the internet in recent weeks. Rumors like Rob Kardashian would be joining the cast this season, or that former politician Anthony Weiner would be strapping on his dancing shoes in hopes of redeeming his public […]

Joel Osteen and “Night of Hope”

Daniel Wang (a 13-year-old from Gurnee who is battling a brain tumor) wrote a letter to televangelist Joel Osteen last month after hearing an inspiring sermon on his weekly broadcast. Osteen told the story of a painted vase that went through fire and trials but came out more beautiful than before. The message touched the […]

Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris

Tireless review website and increasingly rabid festival booker Pitchfork announced today that they will be bringing their curating talents to the land of Daft Punk for the first annual Pitchfork Music Festival Paris. The two day fest will take place on October 28th and 29th at La Grande Halle de la Villete, a 5.000-capacity venue […]

Airbus A380

Paris (Dow Jones) – Korean Air Lines Co. Ltd. (003490.SE) flew to Airbus’s rescue Monday, lending one of its A380 superjumbos for displays at this years Paris Air Show after the European commercial aircraft maker’s own plane collided with a building. A spokesman for Airbus said the A380 would fly at Le Bourget Monday and […]

World Oceans Day 2011

In April, people across the USA and the world celebrated the beauty of nature, our rivers and mountains, and wildlife. The original Earth Day was inspired by founder Gaylord Nelson (former U.S. Senator from Wisconsin) after witnessing the devastation of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. In that era of protests against […]

St. Patrick’s Day 2011

St. Patrick’s Day revelry in Savannah is expected to fill the streets of Georgia’s oldest city with thousands of tourists. The sprawling parade started in 1824 by Irish immigrants to the Georgia coast kicks off Thursday morning. And hotel managers and bar owners in the city expect the celebration to continue through the weekend. Some […]

Today is National Pi Day

It’s March 14 – National Pi Day, a day to celebrate the number that is beloved by math geeks and wizards the world over – 3.14. For those of you who, like me, doodled during math class, here’s a refresher – Pi represents the relationship between a circle’s diameter (its width) and its circumference (the […]

Things about Mardi Gras 2011

It’s Mardi Gras time again. With New Orleans events already having begun, and reports of a larger-than-normal crowd ready to rock the Big Easy, Surge Desk decided it was time to get into Carnival mode. Not versed in the world of Mardi Gras? Surge Desk has you covered on the history and meaning of the […]