New Nightclub From Cirque du Soleil, MGM Resorts International, and The Light Group Coming To Mandalay Bay!

(PCM) Returning to its roots with an eponymous nightlife venue known for revolutionizing the Las Vegas nightlife experience more than 10 years ago, The Light Group–in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil and MGM Resorts International–will introduce LIGHT at Mandalay Bay in March 2013.

LIGHT, the first-ever nightclub turned on by Cirque du Soleil, will merge cutting-edge creativity with incredible music to produce a new kind of nightlife experience. The chic, fashion-forward 38,000-square-foot venue featuring state-of-the-art production, theatrics, and, of course world-renowned DJs and performers will turn on a new kind of passion and creativity, redefining a “night out” and creating a unique, memorable event each night.

“The nightclub will serve as a laboratory, very much like our special events and projects have done in the past, for different and new artistic possibilities,” said Guy Laliberté, Founder, Cirque du Soleil.

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A Select History of Christmas Carols and Songs

Christmas Carols and songs have been part of the Christmas tradition for hundreds of years. Some our favorites like “) Come All Ye Faithful” was first sung in Latin. The music of Christmas goes as far back as the day of Christ’s birth when the angel’s sang “Glory to God in the highest and on Earth peace Good will to men.”

Be fore we get in to our list of the best music of Christmas, I want to give a a small but accurate definition between Christmas Carols and Christmas songs. A Christmas Carol is a song that is biblically and theologically accurate. For instance “Hark The Herald Angels Sing,” is a Christmas Carol. “The Little Drummer Boy” is not. Jingle Bell Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer and Winter Wonderland, are Christmas songs but definitely not carols.

Here we will explore ten pieces of music. Five carols and five songs. … Read the rest…

The Hobbit, A Review

Somewhere in the 1930s an Oxford professor was grading essays and suddenly a thought struck him and he wrote on the back of a student’s essay book, “Once in a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” The Oxford professor was JRR Tolkien and this is his own accountant of how he began to write the legendary story that was turned into a movie that opens this week.

In this review I will not provide any spoilers as there are many surprises in the motion picture, but I am not sure that is a good thing.

Many novels get tinkered with before they are turned into movies. In his now legendary treatment of The Lord of The Rings, Peter Jackson tinkered with care and love and in my opinion great respect for the material. The way that project was handled was done with integrity and great beauty. I cannot … Read the rest…

12/12/12/ Trivia – A Dozen Facts About Twelve

With all of the doomsday talk about 12/21/12, we’re concentrating on 12/12/12 the 21st occurrence of that magical day in recorded history.

12/12/12 Trivia

First rest assured that some smart people at The Astronomical Society of the Pacific have declared Dec. 12, 2012, as Anti-Doomsday Day, in celebration of rational thinking and reasoned discourse, believe that the Earth is not meeting its doom on December 21st, and noone living today will likely see this repetition of a single number in a date again.

At 12:12:12 p.m., the day will offer fans of the number 12 a ‘sixer’ – 12/12/12 12:12:12!

At 1:21:02 am, nerds everywhere can rejoice in the single second that marks when the date-time combination is the same read both forwards and backwards: 2012-12-12 1:21:02 = 201212-1-212102. (They will also probably be outside for an early viewing of the geminids meteor shower about that time.)

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Pope Benedict XVI Joins Twitter

(PCM) He may not have sent out a single tweet yet, but Pope Benedict XVI has officially joined Twitter. With a verified account and @pontifex Twitter handle he is ready to reach out to the Twitter world.

At the age of 85 he might be one of the oldest Twitter members, but the Catholic Church is hoping the move to Twitter will help them reach a younger crowd.

Archbishop Claudio Celli, head of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications found that 140 million people currently use Twitter and 40 percent of them are age 16-24. “We want to use Twitter to reach out to these young people,” he said. “This is a new market for ideas and the church should be there . . . This is not the only way [to spread the Catholic Church’s message] but it is a very useful one.”

The Pope already has over 400,000 … Read the rest…

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