Entertainment and relaxation

indexRavenna offers events of international prestige, like those organised by Ravenna Festival, considered some of the best European cultural events. The city’s two theatres, Dante Alighieri and Rasi, put on a full programme of shows all year round, ranging from music and ballet to drama and contemporary theatre.

In summer, Mosaico di Notte (Mosaics by Night) season shows Ravenna’s treasures in a whole new light. From June until September the city is alive in the evenings, with many cultural spaces open to the public with guided tours and the chance to follow special tourist routes. Art and entertainment can be combined by strolling around the open shops, bars, restaurants and pizzerias, on the lookout for romantic spots and wonderful monuments in a magical atmosphere.

The centre is transformed into a large versatile stage for events, in part due to the other summer festival Ravenna Bella di Sera (Beautiful Ravenna in the Evenings), a collection of enjoyable events for tourists and locals alike in the buildings and squares of the historic centre.

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Rosebank Entertainment for Everyone

mRosebank is a lively multi-cultural district, business node and tourist attraction in the north western part of Johannesburg. Effectively combining a successful commercial node within an enjoyable working, shopping and entertainment environment is what makes Rosebank unique.

Rosebank due to its compact size offers visitors a one of a kind experience that includes shopping malls, pavement cafes, restaurants, markets, cinemas, art galleries and night clubs. Rosebank has something to offer everyone.

Some of the culinary delights you will find range from Thai, to Portuguese, to Cape Malay, to Italian (the real thing) to home grown boerekos and authentic African cuisine.

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The Power of Music To Reduce Stress

indexThe soothing power of music is well-established. It has a unique link to our emotions, so can be an extremely effective stress management tool.

Listening to music can have a tremendously relaxing effect on our minds and bodies, especially slow, quiet classical music. This type of music can have a beneficial effect on our physiological functions, slowing the pulse and heart rate, lowering blood pressure, and decreasing the levels of stress hormones.

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The Fringe Festival – Cape Town entertainment for everyone

imagesIf you’re planning to be in the Mother City between 25 September and 5 October, and are wondering what to do, pencil in the first ever Cape Town Fringe Festival into your diary. Word on the street is this brand new Cape Town event will be setting the theatre scene alight. With 100 shows on the bill, there’s something for everyone.

While staying at The Table Bay Hotel which boasts the best address in Cape Town, you’re perfectly situated to take in all that the Fringe has to offer. And while there’s plenty to keep you busy at GrandWest, the largest entertainment centre of its kind in South Africa, you’re only a short drive away from Fringe Festival events and activities.

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Cartoons Go Streaming, And Everyone Loves

qPrime-time broadcast television is the mountaintop for a producer of an animated series, or so it would seem. But in the TV ecosystem of 2016, the number of potential viewers who aren’t watching that way was too much to ignore for one leading animated studio.

At the Digital Entertainment World expo here Thursday, Scott Greenberg, the CEO of Bento Box Entertainment, the producer of animated series such as Fox’s “Bob’s Burgers” and “Bordertown,” announced the launch of Bento Box Digital Studios, which is developing a line of original content for digital and mobile consumption. The shows will be available across a wide spectrum of outlets, from YouTube and Snapchat to video-on-demand services. In a phone interview after the expo, Greenberg told International Business Times despite the success of Bento Box’s TV shows, the streaming market was simply too big and important to its target audience to ignore.

“We create great content for the 18- to 34-year-old demographic, but where are they consuming content now?” Greenberg asked. “A lot don’t have cable — they’re consuming online and on mobile. There’s enough opportunity that we wanted to make it a whole business unit.”

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