March 29, 2005
  • DATE in Santo Domingo
  • Hard Rock Cafe for Santo Domingo
  • Earth from the Air in Santo Domingo
  • Merengue in art
DATE in Santo Domingo
Final preparations are advancing for the celebration in Santo Domingo of the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE 2005). Around 300 major tour operators and travel press will be joining local hoteliers in the leading hotel booking event. The Hotel V Centenario InterContinental is headquarters for the event that will take place 6-8 April and is organized by the Association of Hotels of Santo Domingo and the National Hotels & Restaurants Association. DATE opens on Wednesday, 6 April with an evening of the arts set within the gardens of the National Theater. Dinner under the stars seeks to introduce the VIP visitors to Dominican gastronomy, one of the high points when selling Santo Domingo. On Thursday, 7 April the city has planned a Dominican Night for the Ozama Fort grounds, with folklore, and carnival presentations from all around the country.
For more information, see http://www.drdate.net
Hard Rock Cafe for Santo Domingo
A Santo Domingo Hard Rock Cafe is slated for opening this year in front of the Santo Domingo Cathedral at Calle El Conde 103. The Santo Domingo franchise is in line with the company’s global expansion that has lead to the opening this year of new cafes in Brazil (Belo Horizonte), Canary Islands (Spain) and Venezuela (Caracas).
With more than 108 HRCs in over 41 countries, Hard Rock Cafe is regarded as a truly global phenomenon. It opened its doors first to the public in 1971 in London, England, founded by two music-loving Americans. The cafes offer moderately priced casual American fare, warm service and ever-present rock ‘n’ roll music. HRC is also characterized as becoming the world’s leading collector and exhibitor of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia. The brand went international in 1982, expanding first to the United States.
Earth from the Air in Santo Domingo
Photographer Yann Arthurs-Bertrand’s inspiring Earth from the Air photography exhibition will be exhibited in Santo Domingo from 22 April to 22 June at an outdoor gallery set up in the Independence Park in Colonial Santo Domingo. 100 air photographs from all around the planet
The French photographer, Yann Arthus-Bertrand has assembled the stunning collection of aerial photographs that illustrate the beauty and fragility of the natural world. It took him over 14 years of fieldwork, flying over 76 countries and 100,000 shots to capture the astonishing images. Each one tells a story of its own. The exhibition will also feature a walk-on map of the world, so visitors can see where the photographs were taken, as well as jump from country to country.
The Ministry of Culture, APEC University, the city of Santo Domingo, and the ministries of Environment and Tourism are sponsoring the exhibition. A preview of the exhibition will be presented on 30 March at 7:30 pm at the auditorium of the UNAPEC at Av. Maximo Gomez.
See http://www.earthfromtheair.com/
Merengue in art
Centro Leon, in the city of Santiago, presents an impressive compilation of art work depicting merengue in art. The exhibit is titled: Que no me quiten lo pintao, los codigos visuals del merengue.
The event opens at the Santiago cultural center on 5 April. It will take place on occasion of the hosting of the I Congress of Music, Identity and Culture in the Caribbean at the Centro Leon on 8, 9 and 10 April.
http://www.centroleon.org.do/esp/n_noticias.asp?index=255&All=1...

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