Porto – £64Head for fun in the sun in Portugal’s charming city, Porto, filled with elegant buildings and a UNESCO listed historical centre. As you climb narrow stone staircases, baroque churches peek out at you from around every corner before opening up onto neat little squares, beautiful plazas and wide tree lined boulevards.Porto is filled with exciting urban art as well as the architecturally incredible new Álvaro Siza Vieira’s Museu de Arte Contemporânea and Rem Koolhaas’ Casa da Música; which are venues for great art and music. There are boutiques, galleries, parks and cafes to while away the sunny days and the warm nights are best spent on the river front where you can feast on incredible Portuguese cuisine and listen to Europe’s best DJs until the sun goes down. Find flights to Porto.Paris – £27Whether you’ve been to Paris before or not, the elegance, beauty and sheer romance of the city will seduce you from the second you step off the plane. By all means, climb the Eiffel Tower, visit Notre Dame and stroll along the Seine but come prepared to discover a Paris beyond its most famous landmarks. Walk the lesser known backstreets and alleyways, dine in cafes and restaurants not in the guidebooks, uncover new delights, edible and visual, talk to real Parisians and try to create a Paris experience of your very own. It is not the Sacra Coeur or the Louvre or the Moulin Rouge that makes Paris captivating; Paris is the sum of all its parts; a magical city with stunning views, rich culture and a treasure trove of unexplored delights just waiting for you to find them. Find flights to Paris.Zagreb – £86East and Western Europe meet in this stunning Croatian city.Those who are in on Zagreb’s secrets enjoy that fact that it is often overlooked by tourists. The faded grandeur of Austro-Hungarian architecture adds to the charm and elegance of a city that really buzzes with life.Stroll down sophisticated boulevards popping in and out of boutiques, and art galleries and museums. Enjoy the outdoor life as Croatians do, running, walking, playing and picnicking in the verdant green parks or along stretches of sublime coastline just outside the city. Cafes, bars, clubs and restaurants twinkle invitingly in the evening light while an unmistakeable European character infuses every nook and cranny of this beautiful city. Find flights to Zagreb.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedLast chance city sun: 6 flights for £60 or lessLast chance city sun: 6 flights for £60 or lessAutumn Family BargainsAutumn Family BargainsBargains of the week: Malaga | Paphos | PortoBargains of the week: Malaga | Paphos | Porto Sun, city or secret city bargains this week from just £27 return!
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The November 26 opening of The Cancun Underwater Museum adds a unique eco-art experience to the diving and snorkeling in Cancun. The underwater installation of renowned artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s magnificent exhibition, “The Silent Evolution,” made of 400 submerged life-size sculptures, completes the world’s largest underwater museum.Located in The National Park of Isla Mujeres Punta Cancun and Punta Nizuc, which attracts well over half a million tourists a year, the museum’s main gallery comprises Jason deCaires Taylor’s sculptures, which are based on real people and anchored in depths of over ten meters.The collection was created and installed over the course of 18 months, with 120 tons of cement, 400 kilograms of silicone, 120 sub-aquatic work hours and more. Although best experienced underwater, the sculptures have been arranged so that when viewed from above, they create the shape of a human eye.Lovers of marine life will appreciate the eco-friendly aspect of the project. The sculptures were placed near the natural reefs and close to marine life habitats in order to create a natural ecosystem that helps maintain corals and reefs in the best conditions. And indeed, the sculptures received an exceptionally warm welcome: Days after most of the pieces were installed, hundreds of Gray Angel Fish, rarely spotted in the Manchones area, were to be seen swimming in and around the exhibition.In collaboration with the National Marine Park and Artificial Reefs, a US-based company, the sculptures are specifically designed to attract coral and positioned to encourage the growth of different coral species. Visitors can look forward to enjoying not only the original, beautiful sculptures but also the marine life they will host.Visit www.underwatersculpture.com
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Elizabeth Strout, already a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, has now won a major award for short stories.Strout is this year’s winner of the $20,000 Story Prize. She was cited Wednesday night for her collection “Anything is Possible.” Her other books include the novels “The Burgess Boys” and “Olive Kitteridge,” which won the Pulitzer in 2009 and was adapted into an HBO miniseries starring Frances McDormand.The runners-up Wednesday were Daniel Alarcon for “The King is Always Above the People” and Ottessa Moshfegh for “Homesick for Another World.” Each will receive $5,000.The Story Prize was established in 2004. Previous winners include Edwidge Danticat, Tobias Wolff and George Saunders. by The Associated Press Posted Feb 28, 2018 7:29 pm PDT Last Updated Feb 28, 2018 at 8:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Elizabeth Strout wins $20,000 Story Prize
by The Associated Press Posted Jan 27, 2019 6:11 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Partial list of winners at Screen Actors Guild Awards LOS ANGELES — Winners at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild awards, presented Sunday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles:FILMActress in a supporting role: Emily Blunt, “A Quiet Place”Actor in a supporting role: Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”Stunt Ensemble: “Black Panther”TELEVISIONActor in a comedy series: Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”Actress in a comedy series: Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”Comedy series ensemble: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”Actor in a TV movie or limited series: Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”Actress in a limited TV movie or series: Patricia Arquette, “Escape at Dannemora”TV Stunt Ensemble: “GLOW”___Life Achievement: Alan AldaThe Associated Press
by The Associated Press Posted Mar 19, 2019 11:07 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 24-30 March 24: Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti is 100. Harmonica player Lee Oskar of War is 71. Singer Nick Lowe is 70. Bassist Dougie Thomson of Supertramp is 68. Comedian Louie Anderson is 66. Actor Robert Carradine is 65. Actress Donna Pescow is 65. Actress Kelly LeBrock is 59. DJ Rodney “Kool Kollie” Terry of Ghostown DJs is 58. TV personality Star Jones is 57. Guitarist Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers is 55. Actor Peter Jacobson (“House”) is 54. Singer-violinist Sharon Corr of The Corrs is 49. Actress Lauren Bowles (“True Blood”) is 49. Actress Lara Flynn Boyle is 49. Rapper Maceo of De La Soul is 49. Actress Megyn Price (“Rules of Engagement,” ”Grounded For Life”) is 48. Actor Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”) is 46. Drummer Chad Butler of Switchfoot is 45. Actress Alyson Hannigan (“How I Met Your Mother,” ”Buffy The Vampire Slayer”) is 45. Actress Amanda Brugel (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) is 42. Actress Olivia Burnette (“Sons of Anarchy”) is 42. Actress Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty,” ”The Help”) is 42. Actor Amir Arison (“The Blacklist”) is 41. Actress Lake Bell (“The Practice”) is 40. Bassist Benj Gershman of O.A.R. is 39. Bassist Jesse Phillips of St. Paul and the Broken Bones is 39. Actor Philip Winchester (“Chicago Justice”) is 38. Dancer Val Chmerkovskiy (“Dancing with the Stars”) is 33. Actress Keisha Castle-Hughes (“The Nativity Story,” ”Whale Rider”) is 29.March 25: Film critic Gene Shalit is 93. Singer Anita Bryant is 79. Actor Paul Michael Glaser (TV’s “Starsky and Hutch”) is 76. Musician Elton John is 72. Actress Bonnie Bedelia is 71. Actress-comedian Mary Gross is 66. Actor James McDaniel (“NYPD Blue”) is 61. Saxophonist Steve Norman of Spandau Ballet is 59. Actress Brenda Strong (“Desperate Housewives”) is 59. Actress Marcia Cross (“Desperate Housewives”) is 57. Actress Lisa Gay Hamilton (“The Practice”) is 55. Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is 54. Turner Classics Movies host Ben Mankiewicz is 52. Singer Melanie Blatt of All Saints is 44. Actor Domenick Lombardozzi (“Boardwalk Empire”) is 43. Actor Lee Pace (“Pushing Daisies”) is 40. Comedian Alex Moffat (“Saturday Night Live”) is 37. Singer Katharine McPhee (“Smash,” ”American Idol”) is 35. Comedian Chris Redd (“Saturday Night Live”) is 34. Rapper Big Sean is 31. Producer Ryan Lewis of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis is 31. Actor Matthew Beard (“The Imitation Game”) is 30. Singer-actress Aly Michalka of Aly and AJ (“Hellcats”) is 30. Actor Kiowa Gordon (“Twilight”) is 29.March 26: Actor Alan Arkin is 85. Actor James Caan is 79. Singer Diana Ross is 75. Actor Johnny Crawford (“The Rifleman”) is 73. Singer Steven Tyler of Aerosmith is 71. Singer-actress Vicki Lawrence is 70. Actor Ernest Thomas (“Everybody Hates Chris,” ”What’s Happening”) is 70. Actor Martin Short is 69. Country singer Ronnie McDowell is 69. Drummer Monte Yoho of The Outlaws is 67. Country singer Dean Dillon is 64. Country singer Charly McClain is 63. Talk show host Leeza Gibbons is 62. Actress Ellia English (“The Jamie Foxx Show,” ”Curb Your Enthusiasm”) is 60. Actress Jennifer Grey is 59. Actor Eric Allan Kramer (“The Hughleys”) is 57. Actor Michael Imperioli (“Life on Mars,” ”The Sopranos”) is 53. Guitarist James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins is 51. Country singer Kenny Chesney is 51. Actress Leslie Mann (“Knocked Up,” ”This Is 40″) is 47. Actor T.R. Knight (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 46. Rapper Juvenile is 44. Actress Amy Smart (“Road Trip,” ”Felicity”) is 43. Actress Bianca Kajlich (“Rules of Engagement,” ”Boston Public”) is 42. Actress Keira Knightley is 34. Rapper J-Kwon is 33.March 27: Actor Julian Glover is 84. Actor Jerry Lacy is 83. Actor-director Austin Pendleton is 79. Actor Michael York is 77. Keyboardist Tony Banks (Genesis) is 69. Keyboardist Andrew Farriss (INXS) is 60. Actor Brian Tarantina (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) is 60. Jazz musician Dave Koz is 56. Movie director Quentin Tarantino is 56. Bassist Johnny April of Staind is 54. Actress Talisa Soto is 52. Actor Ben Koldyke (“Masters of Sex,” ”How I Met Your Mother”) is 51. Actress Pauley Perrette (“NCIS”) is 50. Singer Mariah Carey is 49. Drummer Brendan Hill of Blues Traveler is 49. Actress Elizabeth Mitchell (“V,” ”Lost”) is 49. Actor Nathan Fillion (“Castle”) is 48. Singer Fergie of Black Eyed Peas is 44. Actress Emily Ann Lloyd is 35. Actress Brenda Song (“The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”) is 31. Singer Kimbra is 29. Actress Taylor Atelian (“According to Jim”) is 24.March 28: Harmonica player Charlie McCoy (“Hee Haw”) is 78. Actress Conchata Ferrell (“Two and a Half Men”) is 76. Actress Dianne Wiest is 73. Country singer Reba McEntire is 64. Actress Alexandra Billings (“Transparent”) is 57. Rapper Salt of Salt-N-Pepa is 53. Country singer Rodney Atkins is 50. Actor Vince Vaughn is 49. Rapper Mr. Cheeks of Lost Boyz is 48. Actor Ken L. (“The Parkers”) is 46. Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson is 46. Guitarist Dave Keuning of The Killers is 43. Actress Annie Wersching (“24”) is 42. Actress Julia Stiles is 38. Singer Lady Gaga is 33. Musician Clayton Knight of Odesza is 31.March 29: Comedian Eric Idle is 76. Composer Vangelis (“Chariots of Fire”) is 76. Singer Bobby Kimball of Toto is 72. Actor Bud Cort (“Harold and Maude”) is 71. Actor Brendan Gleeson (“Harry Potter”) is 64. Actress Marina Sirtis (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) is 64. Actor Christopher Lambert (“Highlander”) is 62. Singer Perry Farrell of Porno for Pyros and Jane’s Addiction is 60. Comedian Amy Sedaris is 58. Model Elle Macpherson is 56. Actress Annabella Sciorra (“Law and Order: Criminal Intent”) is 55. Singer-harmonica player John Popper of Blues Traveler is 52. Actress Lucy Lawless (“Xena: Warrior Princess”) is 51. Country singer Regina Leigh of Regina Regina is 51. Country singer Brady Seals is 50. Actress Megan Hilty is 38. Keyboardist PJ Morton of Maroon 5 is 38.March 30: TV personality Peter Marshall is 93. Actor John Astin is 89. Actor Warren Beatty is 82. Drummer Graeme Edge of the Moody Blues is 78. Musician Eric Clapton is 74. Actor Paul Reiser is 63. Rapper MC Hammer is 57. Actor Ian Ziering (“Beverly Hills 90210”) is 55. Singer Tracy Chapman is 55. TV host Piers Morgan is 54. Drummer Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queens of the Stone Age) is 53. Actress Donna D’Errico (“Baywatch”) is 51. Singer Celine Dion is 51. TV personality Richard Rawlings (“Fast N’ Loud,” ”Garage Rehab”) is 50. Actress Bahar Soomekh (“Saw” films) is 44. Actress Jessica Cauffiel (“Legally Blonde” films) is 43. Singer Norah Jones is 40. Actress Fiona Gubelmann (“The Good Doctor”) is 39. Actress Katy Mixon (“Mike and Molly”) is 38. Country singer Justin Moore is 35. Actress Tessa Ferrer (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 33. Country singer Thomas Rhett is 29. Rapper NF is 28.The Associated Press Steven Tyler presents the award for song of the year at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)