Every spring, the City of Charleston and Daniel Island serves as a backdrop to one of the richest and most traditional events in women’s professional tennis. The Family Circle Cup, a WTA Premier Event, has a roster of past champions that include some of the biggest names in the history of women’s tennis including Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Tracy Austin, Steffi Graf, Gabriela Sabatini, Martina Hingis, Jennifer Capriati, Venus Williams, Justine Henin, Serena Williams, and Caroline Wozniacki.
Beginning March 31st and lasting 9 days, the tournament is destined to be bigger and better than ever.
A film about three ski-bums (Run Funk, Mike Zuetell and Ed Ricks) that are followed by another ski bum (Dick Barrymore),with a 16mm Bolex camera, who filmed a four-month part of their nomadic and vanishing-breed way of life across four continents. These are four people doing every day what others work fifty weeks of the year to buy for two weeks. They were also becoming a vanishing breed who were becoming unwelcome from Aspen to Val d’Isere.
The archery industry is among the beneficiaries of “Hunger Games” mania, attracting new fans thanks to the media’s consistent advertisements of a hot heroine with a bow and arrow. Whatever works for getting kids outdoors seems terrific; let’s just hope they don’t create an archery wii game.
Artist Herdeg is one of the pioneers of photomontage in posters. Here, three well-favored archers– with varying degrees of experience with the bow and arrow– promote the sun-drenched, sporty environs of St. Moritz, with photo-credit being given to Hubmann. Herdeg studied his craft in his native Zurich as well as in Berlin and other world cities; he became art director, designer and publisher of the magazine Graphis; and he earned numerous accolades from his peers, including the 1987 award of the Parson’s School of Design in New York.
Die Fledermaus (The Bat) is an operetta composed by Johann Strauss II to a German libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genée. For the staging of this classic operetta, artist George Dola (1872-1950) choose to depict Prince Orloffsky’s ball from the second act. This was the first timeParis saw this internationally acclaimed work, which by rights should have been introduced there thirty years earlier. It seems that in 1872, Johann Strauss visited Paris and saw a stage play titled “Le Reveillon”. He immediately approached the authors for the rights to put music to the piece, but they refused, hoping to sell the idea instead to Jacques Offenback. Strauss went home toVienna and transformed the play into the operetta “Die Fledermaus”. Thirty years of legal wrangling ensued until finally, in 1904, by which time both Strauss and Meilhac had died, Haveley consented to have the hallowed operetta presented in a French version.