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Bryan Adams debuts at Wynn Las Vegas April 22-25 with “Shine A Light” Tour

Singer-songwriter Bryan Adams will make his Wynn Las Vegas debut with his “Shine A Light” tour.
The three-night engagement spans April 22-25, 2020. Tickets for all performances are on sale now.


The tour, named after his 14th studio album”Shine A Light”, that debuted at No. 1 on album charts earlier this year.
Amassing an influential four-decade career, Adams has collaborated with iconic performers such as Barbra Streisand, Bonnie Raitt, Rod Stewart and Sting, as well as
pop music superstars such as Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift.

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His unparalleled catalogue of hits, effortless stage presence and incredible vocals continue to delight audiences around the world. In this limited-time engagement, Adams will present his popular hits including “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You,” “Summer of ’69,” “Heaven,” “Cuts Like A Knife,” “Shine A Light” and more.
Ticket Information
  • Dates: April 22, 24-25, 2020
  • Public On-Sale: Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 at 10 a.m. PDT
  • Price: $59.50-$250 plus applicable fees
  • Points Of Purchase: Wynn Las Vegas Box Office (702-770-9966) or
  • In conjunction with “Shine A Light,” Adams has partnered with DHL to plant a tree for each ticket sold from the worldwide tour.
Adams is a Companion of the Order of Canada, an inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and Canada’s Walk of Fame, and he is the recipient of both GRAMMY and Juno Awards, three Academy Award nominations and five Golden Globe nominations. Outside of his musical accomplishments, Adams has received the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for his charitable concerts and campaigns over the course of his career, as well as the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for his lifetime contributions to the Canadian arts.

Wynn Las Vegas welcomes ‘Elio’ in March 2020 — a debut social dining concept

Wynn Las Vegas will welcome a dynamic new restaurant concept, Elio, in partnership with Enrique Olvera, Daniela Soto-Innes and Santiago Perez of ATM Group.
The international hospitality company behind acclaimed restaurants Cosme and Atla in New York City and Pujol in Mexico City, will debut a social dining concept on March 19, 2020 that:

merges exquisite service and exceptional food in an energetic environment

The new concept will augment the resort’s existing portfolio of distinguished restaurants.



“The addition of Elio will be a defining moment…

…as we embark on expanding the collection of restaurants at Wynn,” said Marilyn Spiegel, President of Wynn Las Vegas. “ATM Group is an award-winning creative culinary force. Elio will not only be a place to have dinner but a destination for your entire evening.”
The restaurant will occupy the space adjacent to Encore Beach Club and will showcase a thoughtful menu of recipes grounded in Mexico’s rich culinary traditions, infusing the finest regional and seasonal ingredients.
Small plates and appetizers featuring a heavy emphasis on seafood and produce will be paired with signature shareable entrees.
The bar and lounge will add to the celebration by showcasing Mexico’s best hand-selected agave-based spirits.

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“We are very pleased to team up with Wynn to bring our iconic hospitality to Las Vegas, a vibrant and exciting city that knows how to have fun,” said Enrique Olvera. “Inspired by the 40s and 50s, a golden age for the Mexican cinema, we seek to offer guests exceptional service as well as genuine and personal cuisine that is focused on authentic Mexican flavors. Expect a festive atmosphere where design and interior details lead you to feel the elegance and simplicity of the Nevada landscape.”
Guests of Elio will be immersed in a sleek and seductive environment. Day turns to night as guests move from the energy of the bar and lounge to the warmth of the dining room. The modern and minimal architectural lines are paired with rich textures and beautiful art that creates a backdrop for lively gatherings and exceptional food.
Elio’s lounge will be open daily and serve weekend brunch. The dining room will be open nightly. For more information and updates please visit:  For reservations, call 702-770-DINE (3463).

Las Vegas: Big $$$$ as Excalibur guest wins Millions

A lucky guest at Excalibur Las Vegas is going home nearly $6 million richer.

The legendary property on The Strip revealed the good news on Tuesday, saying the player won $5,482,229 on one of their Wheel of Fortune slot machines.

Excalibur Hotel and Casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. It is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International.



Excalibur, named for the mythical sword of King Arthur, uses the Medieval theme in several ways. Its facade is a stylized image of a castle.

Excalibur is situated at the Tropicana – Las Vegas Boulevard intersection. The hotel is linked by overhead pedestrian bridges to neighboring casinos to the north (New York-New York, across Tropicana Avenue) and to the east (Tropicana, across the Strip). A free tram connects Excalibur to its sister MGM Resorts International properties to the south, Luxor and Mandalay Bay.

Beaujolais Icon Georges Duboeuf Dies At 86

Georges Duboeuf, a winemaking icon of France’s Beaujolais region and a force in promoting Beaujolais in the U.S., passed away after suffering a stroke at his home in Romanèche-Thorins near Lyon, the Agence France Presse reports. He was 86.

Duboeuf formed his company, Les Vins Georges Duboeuf, in 1964. Partnering with importer W.J. Deutsch & Sons (now Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits) in the early 1980s, he built a strong following for his wines in the U.S. in large part by creating a sensation around the release of Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau each year on the third Thursday in November, a tradition that continues today.



With a network of 300 growers in Beaujolais, Georges Duboeuf eventually soared to become a million-case wine brand in the U.S. While the brand subsequently declined to below 200,000 cases as Nouveau’s popularity waned, it has seen renewed growth in recent years under new importer Quintessential, which started handling it in the U.S. in 2016.

Duboeuf remained active in promoting his wines and the Beaujolais region well into his eighties, retiring only in 2018. His son Franck has succeeded him as head of the company, which now produces about 30 million bottles annually.

Acclaimed Nordgreen Chief Designer Jakob Wagner encourages to ‘Give Back, Together’ this holiday

Nordgreen’s Chief Designer, Jakob Wagner, has had a rather notable career collaborating with brands such as Bang & Olufsen, Alessi, Cappellini, and Moroso, to name only a few. He also has a fixed collection at MoMa in New York City. His products are being sold globally every minute of every day. These achievements speak for themselves, making him a household name within the international design community. There was no better man for the job to design Nordgreen’s range of minimalist Scandinavian watches.

Jakob has the ability to bridge the gap between great aesthetics and functional products that each and every person can incorporate into their lives. An art that many designers struggle with, separating the good from the great.

Find Jakob Wagner’s Nordgreen’s holiday collection on Daily Ovation.





We give back, together

Respecting Nordgreen’s community and the people around them is a core value that they Danes uphold with tenacity. They wanted to incorporate these values into the brand as best they could, which led them to create their Giving Back Program.

For each watch sold they empower their customers to give back to one of three causes. The unique serial number provided on the back of each watch allows them to track the impact that each donation has made.

Why they give back is at the core of their identity. Theis Danish values have taught them the importance of focusing their ideas and resources toward humanity and lessening their impact on nature. Partnering with Water for Good confirms their notion that there are others in the global community that do more than provide temporary relief to those in need, they provide realistic solutions that also empower people to continue these initiatives hopefully through the next generations.




It’s not only about Nordgreen’s watches. It’s also about helping others and saving our planet. Nordgreen makes it possible for their customers to participate in the giving back program by letting them choose where a portion of the purchase goes as a donation.  Nordgreen partnered with Cool Earth, Pratham UK, and Water for Good, to offer their customers an opportunity to get involved with the efforts.

Together with their partners and customers, they provide ongoing education, health, and water solutions to areas of the world such as India, Latin America, and the Central African Republic.

Find Jakob Wagner’s Nordgreen’s holiday collection on Daily Ovation.





Accessorizing Consciously

Nordgreen’s watches are designed to be a timeless fashion piece to be shared amongst generations. They realize that while it is impossible not to create a carbon footprint, they can, however, lessen its impact by creating sustainable practices. It’s about their obligation to do some good in the world.

They encourage their partners and customers to follow in their efforts.

Lollapalooza Stockholm 2020 Annc’s Post Malone, Kendrick Lamar, Kacey Musgraves

The second annual Lollapalooza Stockholm has revealed its 2020 lineup which features Post Malone, Ellie Goulding, Zara Larsson performing on Friday, Pearl Jam, The Killers, and Anderson.

Paak & The Free Nationals taking the stage on Saturday, while Kendrick Lamar, Camila Cabello, and Kacey Musgraves will close out the festival on Sunday.

The lineup features more than 55 artists including Galantis, Of Monsters and Men, Rival Sons, Rex Orange County and many more performing on four stages on June 26-28, 2020 at Gärdet, a beautiful park in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden.

Tickets are on sale now at

Launched by founder Perry Farrell in 1991 as a touring festival, Lollapalooza remains an innovator in festival culture more than 25 years later. Lollapalooza was the first festival to bring together artists from a wide range of musical genres on one bill, it was also the first to travel, the first to expand to multiple days, the first to introduce a second stage, the first to blend art and activism, the first to offset its carbon emissions, the first to put electronic dance music artists on the main stage, the first to create family friendly programming, the first to make its home in an urban city center and the first to expand internationally.

Lollapalooza has grown into an annual world-class festival in Chicago, as well as culturally rich countries including Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, France and Sweden. Lollapalooza is one of the premier music festival destinations both for music fans in the United States and abroad. In celebration of the festival’s 25th Anniversary, Lollapalooza Chicago expanded to four days in 2016and continues to host over 100,000 fans a day, featuring over 170 artists on 8 stages annually.

Top 5 Merriest Hotels this Holiday Season

Many hotels throughout the United States get in a celebratory mood every December with hallway Christmas trees, visiting singers, and enough twinkling lights to match a stargazing park. In any case, the hotels that pursue this fun go way passed “special” and border on extraordinary.

Providing the extra holiday magic involves everything from ice displays to a fun-loving Santa Claus’s.

La Fonda, Santa Fe

For a Christmas with Southwestern appeal, you can’t miss Santa Fe, where series of lights and paper lamps called “farolitos” bestow a brilliant gleam to adobe buillding. Like powdered sugar, a meager layer of snow gives the completing touch. From its spot in Santa Fe Plaza, La Fonda is a fundamental bit of the landscape and treasure. In mid-December, the lodging has the Winter Indian Market where guests search for stand-out souvenirs from 150 Native American craftsmen selling adornments, stoneware, weavings, and artworks. Throughout the entire season, the inn keeps its kiva chimneys bursting and flaunts a gingerbread-and-gumdrops replica of the structure’s front.

Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville

If at any point there was an opportunity to grasp a more-will be increasingly tasteful, it’s the period of silver chimes and shimmer. Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Resort obliges with its yearly Country Christmas exhibition in November and December, when the enormous inn’s corridors are decked with 3 million occasion lights, a 48-foot-tall Christmas tree, and about 7,000 monster squares of ice that are etched into yuletide scenes by geniuses from the popular ice celebration in Harbin, China. Without leaving the grounds, you can go ice skating or snow tubing, fraternize with North Pole occupants, and, this being Nashville, get exhibitions by nation hotshots. (Then, the Gaylord’s sister property, the Palms close to Orlando, constructs a small scale city out of 2 million pounds of ice.) Save the nuance for Presidents’ Day.

The Edgewater, Madison, Wisconsin

Toward the finish of November, Madison’s classy Edgewater hotel changes its Grand Plaza into a winter wonderland with gorgeous holiday adornments and an ice skating arena where guests turn figure eights while enjoying the view of two of the city’s symbols: the Wisconsin State Capitol building and Lake Mendota. Inside, the inn keeps things chipper with a season-long schedule of celebrations. Among the features are a hotcake breakfast with a pajamas-only dress code (a great reason to place your family in coordinating wool) and a meet-and-welcome with Santa and, perhaps increasingly critical for Big Ten fans, Bucky Badger from the close by University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, New York

Mohonk Mountain House, arranged in a thickly lush spot in the Hudson Valley north of New York City, goes the customary course during the special seasons. High-quality wreaths, festoon clusters known as kissing balls, and a few affectionately adorned Christmas trees fill the nineteenth century Victorian property with the fragrance of pine, while holiday fun commend the dependable delights of scrounger chases, ice skating, cross-country skiing, and treat embellishing. The design potential outcomes of desserts are exhibited in the yearly Hudson Valley Gingerbread Competition, during which the locale’s top confectionary manufacturers meet on the inn to strive for gingerbread matchless quality. Mohonk shows the victors through New Year’s.

Willard InterContinental in Washington, D.C.

Occasions at the Willard InterContinental in Washington, D.C., are saturated with rich customs. Furthermore, we do mean soaks—the lodging’s Nutcracker-themed evening lunch service in Peacock Alley is a locally cherished December staple. On the off chance that there’s not room in your spending limit for finger sandwiches and sugarplum scones, you can appreciate daily caroling shows from visiting choral gatherings in the entryway for free. At that point goggle at the yearly gingerbread show, displayed every year after an alternate D.C. milestone and including perpetually great impacts, for example, live sound and cherry blooms. At long last, have a mixed drink in the notable Round Robin Bar.

A-ROSA Kitzbühel, Le Chalet among Ski Hospitality Honored at 7th Annual World Ski Awards 2019

The ski tourism brands pushing the boundaries of industry excellence have been revealed at a red carpet gala ceremony in Kitzbühel, Austria. The leading figureheads, decision-makers and innovators of the wintersport industry gathered at the newly-refurbished A-ROSA Kitzbühel for the 7th annual World Ski Awards to find out who amongst them had been crowned the finest in their fields.

Winners at the gala reception included Europe’s highest resort, Val Thorens, voted ‘World’s Best Ski Resort’, thanks to its vast network of snowsure slopes. Contemporary urban design amid a spectacular alpine setting led Switzerland’s W Verbier to capture the title of ‘World’s Best Ski Hotel’, whilst Chalet Les Anges in Zermatt was named ‘World’s Best Ski Chalet’.

In the newcomer categories, the breath-taking Le Chalet (Chamonix) was named ‘World’s Best New Ski Hotel’, whilst over on the opposite side of Mont-Blanc in Italy, Le Massif (Courmayeur) scooped ‘World’s Best New Ski Hotel’.

Meanwhile, in a special category to acknowledge his pioneering work in the ski industry, Kimihito Kamori was honoured with ‘Outstanding Contribution to Ski Tourism’.

World Ski Awards also unveiled a new accolade to recognize the future stars of the ski tourism industry. The ‘Dr. Josef Burger Rising Star Award’ will call upon organisations across the global ski industry to nominate young staff with the potential to become the industry leaders of tomorrow. The winner will be chosen annually by Dr. Josef Burger, CEO, Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel.

Hosted at A-ROSA Kitzbühel for the seventh consecutive year, World Ski Awards 2019 brought together representatives from ski nations across Asia, Europe, Oceania and The Americas. The prize-giving ceremony marked the climax of a three-day itinerary that included exclusive networking events, gourmet dinners, site-seeing tours, as well as private skiing on Kitzbühel’s legendary Hahnenkamm.

World Ski Awards is globally recognised as the leading programme in the global ski sector. Votes are cast by industry professionals and the public in a range of categories, including best resorts, hotels, chalets and tour operators.

Sion Rapson, Managing Director, World Ski Awards, said: “Kitzbühel, the home of legends, has proven a world-class host on what has been a magnificent evening of triumph for the ski tourism industry. We have had the privilege of recognising the leading organisations from across the world and my congratulations to each of them.”

Winners also included Japan’s Ki Niseko (‘World’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel’); Ski Dubai (‘World’s Best Indoor Ski Resort’); Switzerland’s LAAX (‘World’s Best Freestyle Resort’); Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel (‘World’s Best Ski Resort Company’); Bella Coola Heli Sports, Canada (‘World’s Best Heli-Ski Operator’); Valsana Hotel & Appartements, Switzerland (‘World’s Best Green Ski Hotel’); Ski-Lifts (‘World’s Best Ski Transfer Operator’); Leo Trippi (‘World’s Best Ski Travel Agent’) and Sunweb (‘World’s Best Ski Tour Operator’).

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Monteverdi Tuscany Owner Michael L. Cioffi is passionate to build incomparable beauty

Michael L. Cioffi, founder and owner of Monteverdi Tuscany, is an American lawyer of Italian descent.

Founder/Owner Michael L. Cioffi

He first fell in love with Bella Italia on a post-college tour around Italy. Having studied the Great Books and the Italian Renaissance at the University of Notre Dame, Cioffi was irreversibly captivated by the rich history of Tuscany.

This passion for Tuscany was reignited in 2003…

when he discovered Castiglioncello del Trinoro, the medieval town that Monteverdi now occupies.



At that time, Castiglioncello del Trinoro was beginning to collapse and was in danger of slipping out of history.

Inspired by the mystical, tarnished beauty of the place, Cioffi became obsessed with preserving Castiglioncello – a special perch in history that has witnessed cave painters on Monte Cetona, ancient Etruscans, Roman columns marching through the Val d’Orcia, pilgrims and popes walking the Roman roads to Europe, and the great writers, philosophers, scientists and artists of the Renaissance.

“My vision for Monteverdi,” Cioffi explains, “was to create a place unlike any other…”

– a place of incomparable beauty, stunning architecture and design, all further complemented by the cultural amenities of the visual arts, music, culture and the culinary arts. A place that ignites the physical senses, spirit and mind.”

Mr. Cioffi continues to practice law in America and internationally while also tending to one of the great loves of his life – Monteverdi.

‘Stimulated and Indulged’ with Monteverdi Tuscany’s World-Class Music & Art

The name “Monteverdi” is a carefully chosen homage to Claudio Monteverdi, the 16th century Italian humanist, composer and father of modern opera.

From the start, founder and owner Michael Cioffi envisioned Monteverdi as not an ordinary hotel, but an experience of the best life has to offer – the best in design, architecture, music, art, cultural engagement, and food and wine. He dreamed of creating a place where human senses are stimulated and indulged; a place where guests could leave behind the banalities of everyday life and engage with the arts in a beautiful setting. As such, the Monteverdi property proudly includes a number of fine arts performance and exhibition spaces.

The meticulously restored 14th century Sant’Andrea church serves as a classical music and lecture venue. The Monteverdi Lounge, crowned by a Fazioli grand piano, hosts musicians across various genres, from jazz to accordion.

The Monteverdi Art Gallery features art exhibitions by leading international contemporary artists like Matt Connors, Monster Chetwynd, Billy Sullivan, Anthea Hamilton and Laure Prouvost, winner of the 2013 Turner Prize and France’s artist representative to the 2019 Venice Biennale.

Monteverdi’s Artists and Scholars in Residence programs bring internationally acclaimed artists, musicians, and thinkers to Monteverdi to share and create work.

The frequent arts events are open to both hotel guests and the public, with the aim of inspiring and delighting every guest. Past residents have included conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner; Grammy-winning violinist, Joshua Bell; film director Wes Anderson; British novelist Olivia Lainge; world-renowned musicians and vocalists such as Jennifer Larmore, Matthew Polenzani, Michael Barenboim, Ian Bostridge, Leif Ove Andsnes and Emmanuel Pahud, as well as Grammy-winning producer and recording artist Steve Tyrell, who performs while sharing his intimate knowledge of the Great American Songbook annually at Monteverdi.

David Benoit Residency

In selecting the visual artists for Monteverdi’s Art Gallery, Mr. Cioffi consults with Sarah McCrory, with whom he is building a permanent collection for the hotel. Ms. McCrory is the Director of the Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art at the University of London. She is the former curator of Glasgow

International and of Frieze Projects and Film. In selecting the performing artists for Monteverdi, Mr. Cioffi consults with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, in addition to Angelo Gabrielli and Giulio Castronovo of Stagedoor, the leading agency in the world for classical musicians and singers.

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