In a nearly full outdoor theater, audience members coo and clap as SeaWorld’s youngest sea lions slither on stage where trainers entice them with fresh fish and an orange rubber toy they obediently fetch from the show pool. Nearby, the faint shrieks of people riding the sprawling Manta roller coaster fill the air every time the trains take a 54-foot plunge.Several animal shows and coaster rides later, many of these same visitors will end their Saturday outing by stopping to catch one of the San Diego park’s newer attractions — a summertime Sesame Street parade of whimsical floats, with Elmo and friends dancing their way down the parade route.It was only a few years ago that growing unease over captive killer whales, fueled by the blistering documentary “Blackfish,” made visiting SeaWorld’s marine parks feel like a shameful experience for many. Company revenue and visitation tanked, and there were even rumors of a possible sale.Not today. Last year, … [Read more...] about Can SeaWorld survive against Disney, Harry Potter and PETA?
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John Hopewell, provided by Published 12:05 pm PDT, Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Photo: Credit: Movistar + Photo: Credit: Movistar + Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Credit: Movistar + Leticia Dolera’s ‘Perfect Life,’ Comedy, Gender Equality Triumph at Canneseries 1 / 1 Back to Gallery CANNES — Leticia Dolera’s Spanish women’s comedy “Perfect Life” swept the 2nd Canneseries TV festival on Wednesday night, scooping both best series and best special performance for its female leads, Dolera herself, Celia Freijeiro and Aixa Villagrán. With Israel’s “Nehama,” a HOT Original dramedy created, co-written … [Read more...] about Leticia Dolera’s ‘Perfect Life,’ Comedy, Gender Equality Triumph at Canneseries
Eddie Redmayne and Callum Turner in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Warner Bros. Before I saw Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald in an upscale mall in Los Angeles, two of the films stars, Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law, appeared in a clip on screen. They were there to introduce the film, a la Alistair Cooke, and to share footage of characters from past movies set in J.K. Rowling’s beloved Wizarding World. (This was proceeded by a commercial for the Harry Potter attraction up the road at Universal Studios, which was offering a buy one day, get one day free during the Christmas season, blackout dates apply).After a few words from Redmayne—who reprises his role as Newt Scamander, the charmingly off-kilter Magizoologist with a New Wave hairstyle from 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them—Law, who in this film does a disaffected bachelor take on the esteemed Professor Dumbledore, spoke about the endlessly rich world that … [Read more...] about JK Rowling Is Getting Richer Off ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald,’ but Her Wizarding World Is Losing Steam
Abby Luschei Salem Statesman Journal Published 9:00 AM EDT Oct 1, 2018 When Kivo LeFevre goes out in public, he may not be immediately recognizable — until he laughs. That's because for one month every year he uses his laugh as a scare-tactic when he portrays Mr. Booger at the Nightmare Factory, the longest running haunted house in Oregon. When the Nightmare Factory opened in 1987, LeFevre was one of the first student volunteers, and now he's the co-director. More than 45 creatures and monsters that lurk in the Nightmare Factory will once again open the doors to willing victims for what co-founder Ed Roberts said is the scariest year yet. "People know that we are going to change things every year," he said. "Everything has changed." MORE: 7 "haunted" locations in Salem Keeping the Nightmare Factory relevant isn't a problem, even after 31 years. With decades of scaring-experience, LeFevre and Roberts have become experts in their areas of … [Read more...] about Oregon School for the Deaf kicks off Halloween with haunted attraction
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Rites of Passage A love story. ByHeather Havrilesky Sept. 29, 2018 Romance But our former selves disagree. They are packing their bags for their first trip to Europe, too. They know they have the power to ruin everything. Imagine, how romantic it will be, to destroy a very good thing — the best one yet, by far! Our former selves snicker behind their hands as they pack. They cannot wait. ¸.•*¨*•.¸♥¸.•*¨*•.¸♪¸.•*¨*•.¸ Some might say the romance of this romantic trip began the morning we left for Paris. As we waited for our cab outside my perfect future husband’s apartment, I felt a leaf in my hair and tried to pull it out, only to find a crushed, furry bee between my fingers. Others might … [Read more...] about How to Know if You Should Spend Forever Together