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January 9, 2007
  • Wisin & Yandel at Chavon
  • Beyonce visits Casa de Campo
  • Higuamo Bridge all ready to go
  • Sivory gets listed for honeymoons
Wisin & Yandel at Chavon
Billboard Award winners from Puerto Rico Wisin & Yandel will be performing the evening of Saturday, 27 January at Casa de Campo's Altos de Chavon amphitheater in La Romana. Ticket prices to the Puerto Rican reggaetton duo's performance are RD$900 and RD$1,700 for VIP seating. Tickets are available at the Concierge Desk at Casa de Campo.
For more coming events, see http://www.dr1.com/calendar
Beyonce visits Casa de Campo
Beyonce Knowles joins the long list of rich and famous names who are choosing to vacation in the Dominican Republic. The Grammy Award-winning American rhythm and blues singer, songwriter and record producer is also riding the wave of the country's new popularity with Americans. Beyonce recently vacationed at Casa de Campo, and as reported in Listin Diario, she enjoyed her stay so much that she accepted an offer to perform at Altos de Chavon amphitheater this coming September. A precise date has not been booked yet, according to the Chavon management. She toured the east of the country on helicopter. Beyonce rose to fame as the lead singer of Destiny's Child, the best-selling female group of all time. She later went solo, debuting with "Dangerously in Love" in 2003. Her most recent album, "B'Day," released on the occasion of her 25th birthday, is nominated for five 2007 Grammy Awards.
"Irreplaceable" from the CD began this year at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week in a row.
Last week, the New York Post Page 6 gossip column reported that American rapper JAY-Z and Sammy Sosa were lunching with Beyonce at El Pescador Restaurant at Casa de Campo, then smoking cigars and throwing a football.
Higuamo Bridge all ready to go
The modern new bridge over the Higuamo River in San Pedro de Macoris is finished and awaiting official inauguration by the President, but has not yet been opened to traffic. Public Works Minister Freddy Perez told Listin Diario that he tried to schedule the launch for December, but the event was postponed until later this month. The bridge, some 606 meters long, cost over RD$900 million to complete. It will bring together the Autovia del Este and the San Pedro beltway and greatly ease traffic flow in the area. The opening of the Higuamo Bridge will shave off about 10 minutes for both east and westbound journeys.
Sivory gets listed for honeymoons
Boutique hotel, Sivory Punta Cana has made "the top 10 best new hotels for romance 2007 list" by Susane Breslow Sardone for the about.com website. About.com is owned by the New York Times Company and has over a million subscribers. Sivory is in its first year, and is the northernmost hotel on the DR's eastern coast. It is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and also made Conde Nast Traveler's Hot List 2006: One of the Top New Hotels of the World.
For booking, see http://www.dr1.com/directories/hotels/sivory.shtml

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