Monday, 27 February 2012

Cheltenham Festival 2012 Live Stream, Horse Racing Feed, TV Online Coverage

Cheltenham Festival 2012 Live Stream, Horse Racing Feed, TV Online Coverage

The Cheltenham Festival is the most prestigious meeting in the National Hunt racing calendar in the United Kingdom, and has race prize money second only to the Grand National. It is an event where many of the best British and Irish trained horses race against each other, the extent of which is relatively rare during the rest of the season.

The festival takes place annually in March at Cheltenham Racecourse in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. The meeting is often very popular with Irish visitors, mostly because of that nation's affinity with horse racing, but also because it usually coincides with Saint Patrick's Day, a national holiday in celebration of the patron saint of Ireland.

Huge amounts of money are bet during festival week, with hundreds of millions of pounds being gambled over the four days. Cheltenham is often noted for its atmosphere, most notably the "Cheltenham roar", which refers to the enormous amount of noise that the crowd generates as the starter raises the tape for the first race of the festival. For several years there have been concerns about the high number of injuries and fatalities to horses. This was brought to a head in 2006 when 11 horses died. In response the racecourse decreased the number of runners in certain races and re-sited one of the more difficult fences. However, some animal rights groups do not accept that this is sufficient.

Honolulu Festival Grand Parade 2012 Live Stream, Kalakaua Avenue Waikiki Online Feed

Honolulu Festival Grand Parade 2012 Live Stream, Kalakaua Avenue Waikiki Online Feed

The Honolulu Festival is Hawaii's premier cultural event, promoting understanding, economic cooperation and ethnic harmony between the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim region. Each year, the Festival draws thousands of new and returning spectators who are looking for an experience beyond Hawaii.

Through educational programs and activities sponsored by the Honolulu Festival Foundation, the Festival continues to successfully share the rich and vibrant blend of Asia, Pacific and Hawaiian cultures with the rest of the world.

The Honolulu Festival is a wonderful addition to your Hawaiian vacation. The three day extravaganza occurs every year in March on a weekend from Friday through Sunday. Dance performances and traditional art demonstrations are displayed by artisans from Japan, Australia, Tahiti, Philippines, Republic of China (Taiwan), Korea, Hawaii and the rest of the United States. The Festival culminates with a spectacular parade down Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki, Hawaii.

The Honolulu Festival Foundation was established in 2000 as a non profit corporation under Chapter 415B of the Hawaii Revised Statutes. The Foundation is strictly limited to charitable, educational, and cultural exchange purposes.

NME Awards 2012 Live Stream, Brixton Academy Online Streaming Webcast

NME Awards 2012 Live Stream, Brixton Academy Online Streaming Webcast

The NME Awards 2012 will be held in London, England, on February 29, 2012, at the Brixton Academy and will be hosted by English comedian Jack Whitehall. The nominations were announced exclusively on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show on January 30, 2012. The main categories were dominated by Arctic Monkeys with seven nominations, followed by Kasabian, Lana Del Rey and Muse with three apiece.

Performances: Noel Gallagher
The Horrors
Florence and the Machine
The Vaccines

The NME Awards is an annual music awards show in the United Kingdom, founded by the music magazine, NME (New Musical Express).The first awards show was held in 1953 as the NME Poll Winners Concerts, shortly after the founding of the magazine. The awards began as the NME Pole Winners Concert and awards ceremonies in 1952/1953. These continued through until 1972, where concerts were filmed and broadcast on ITV. The Beatles and The Rolling Stones were most commonly featured. Venues included the Royal Albert Hall, Olympia and the Empire Pool Wembley.

The awards began again in 1994 as the NME Brat Awards a punning alternative to the Brit Awards. The initial award ceremonies were supportive of the burgeoning Britpop scene with Oasis becoming the first band in the modern era to win three awards. Again in 1996 Oasis won four awards - Best Band, Best Live Band, Best Album ((What's the Story) Morning Glory?) and Best Single ("Wonderwall").

Monday, 20 February 2012

Oscars 2012 Live Stream, 84th Academy Awards Online Feed

The Kodak Theatre is the venue for the 83rd Academy Awards, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2010. The ceremony will take place on February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. During the ceremony, AMPAS will present its annual Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 competitive categories. The ceremony will be televised in the United States on ABC. Actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway will co-host the ceremony, marking the first time for each.

Nominations for the 2010 awards were announced on January 25, 2011. The King's Speech received the most nominations, twelve. True Grit followed with ten and then The Social Network and Inception, with eight each. Toy Story 3, the highest grossing film of 2010, became the third animated film to be nominated for Best Picture; it is also nominated for four other awards.

The Academy Award (informally known as the Oscar) is an accolade bestowed by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers. The formal ceremony at which the awards are presented is one of the most prominent award ceremonies in the world and is televised live in more than 200 countries annually. It is also the oldest award ceremony in the media; its equivalents, the Grammy Awards (for music), Emmy Awards (for television), and Tony Awards (for theatre) are modeled after the Academy. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences itself was conceived by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio boss Louis B. Mayer.

Daytona 500 2012 Live Stream, Daytona Beach

The Daytona 500 is a 500 miles (804.7 km)-long NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is one of four restrictor plate races on the Cup schedule. Jamie McMurray is the defending champion of the race.

The Daytona 500 is regarded as the most important and prestigious race on the NASCAR calendar, carrying by far the largest purse. Championship points awarded are equal to that of any other Sprint Cup race.

The event serves as the final event of Speedweeks and is sometimes referred to as "The Great American Race" or the "Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing." It is held the second or third Sunday in February, and since 1971, has been loosely associated with Presidents Day weekend.

The winner of the Daytona 500 is presented with the Harley J. Earl Trophy in Victory Lane, and the wiQualifying is unique at Daytona for the 500. Some teams must race their way into the Daytona 500 field. The first row is set by one round of qualifying, held one week before the race. (Prior to 2003, this was two rounds; prior to 2001, it was three.) The remainder of the field is set by a pair of qualifying races (these were 100 miles (160 km) from 1959–1967; 125 miles (201 km) from 1969–2004; and 150 miles (240 km), with two-lap overtime if necessary, beginning in 2005. These races were not held in 1968 because of rain). The top two drivers from the qualifying races that are not in the top 35 in owner points are given spots on the field, and the rest is set by the finishing order of the duels, with guaranteed spots to those in the top 35. The remaining spots, 40 to 43 are filled by top qualifying times of those not already in the field from the qualifying race. If there is a previous NASCAR Champion without a spot, he will get one of those four spots, otherwise, the fourth fastest car is added to the field.nning car is displayed, in race-winning condition, for one year at Daytona 500 Experience, a museum and gallery adjacent to Daytona International Speedway.

Tokyo Marathon 2012 Live Feed, Webcam Stream

The Tokyo Marathon is an annual marathon sporting event in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. It is currently sponsored by Tokyo Metro. The first Tokyo Marathon was held on 18th March 2007. However, years prior to 2007, Tokyo Marathon actually consisted of two marathons - the Tokyo International Marathon which took place on even years, and Tokyo - New York Friendship International Marathon which took place on odd years. In the inaugural year, 1981, both marathons took place. However, because it was not possible to support two marathons a month apart in the same city, from 1982, the alternating format went into effect.
The 2007 marathon was also a representative selection race of the 2007 World Championships in Athletics in Osaka. The total number of participants was set at 30,000. Of that, 25,000 people signed up for the marathon, and 5,000 signed up for the 10K run. Masakazu Fujiwara became the race's first Japanese male winner at the fourth edition.
The Tokyo International Marathon was a marathon for male elite runners held in Tokyo, Japan, from 1980 until 2006. It actually consisted of two marathons - the Tokyo International Marathon which took place on even years, and Tokyo-New York Friendship International Marathon which took place on odd years. In the inaugural year, 1981, both marathons took place. However, because it was not possible to support two marathons a month apart in the same city, from 1982, the alternating format went into effect.
It was replaced by the Tokyo Marathon, a race which is open to general runners of both sexes. Between 1979 and 2008 there was also a Tokyo International Women's Marathon for female elite runners in November.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Independent Spirit Awards 2012

Event – Independent Spirit Awards 2012
When – 25 February 2012
Where – Santa Monica Beach, California

The Independent Spirit Awards 2012 will be hosted by Seth Rogen.

The Independent Spirit Awards (originally known as the FINDIE or Friends of Independents Awards), founded in 1984 are awards dedicated to independent filmmakers. Winners were typically presented with acrylic glass pyramids containing suspended shoestrings representing the paltry budgets of independent films.

In 1986, the event was renamed the Independent Spirit Awards. The Independent Spirit Awards are presented by Film Independent, a non-profit organization dedicated to independent film and independent filmmakers.

In 2007, the ceremony was slightly changed to Film Independent's Spirit Awards. Since 2006, winners have received a trophy depicting a bird sitting atop of a pole with the shoestrings from the previous design wrapped around the pole.

John Carter Los Angeles Premiere

Event: John Carter Los Angeles Premiere
When: 22 February 2012 from approx. 5pm
Where: Regent L.A. Live Theatre (Next to Nokia Theatre)

Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Bryan Cranston, Mark Strong, Willem Defoe, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, Lynn Collins, James Purefoy, Polly Walker & Samantha Morton

About the film – Civil War vet John Carter is transplanted to Mars, where he discovers a lush, wildly diverse planet whose main inhabitants are 12-foot tall green barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, who is in desperate need of a savior.                  

N.B.A All Star Weekend 2012

Event – N.B.A All Star  Weekend 2012
When – 24 February 2012
Where – Stadium of the Orlando Magic, Orlando

NBA All-Star Schedule

NBA All-Star E-Recycling: Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Orlando Festival Park 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

NBA All-Star Jam Session: February 23 – 26, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center - 9860 Universal Boulevard, North Building.
Thursday & Friday 4pm - 10 pm, Saturday 9am - 10pm, Sunday 9am - 5pm

NBA All-Star Celebrity Game: Friday, February 24, 2012 at the Center Court at Jam Session 7:00 PM EST.
NBA All-Star Rookie Challenge: Friday, February 24, 2012 at the Amway Center 9:00 PM EST.

NBA All-Star Practice: Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Center Court at Jam Session 10:00 AM EST.
NBA All-Star Saturday Night Contests: Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Amway Center 8:00 PM EST.

NBA All-Star Game: Sunday, February 26, 2012 at the Amway Center 7:00PM EST.

Saturday 25 February 2012 @ 9:00 PM - Diddy NBA All-Star Party feat. Diddy and friends, Cheyenne Saloon, Downtown Orlando, FL

Undisputed 2012 on Saturday 25 February 2012 @ 10pm feat. Lebron James, Floyd Mayweather, Kevin Hart at The Ball Room on Church St, Downtown Orlando, FL

The National Basketball Association (NBA) holds an All-Star Weekend every February, the festival has a variety of basketball-related events, exhibitions, and performances culminating in the NBA All-Star Game held on Sunday night.

Carnaval de Binche Independent Spirit Awards 2012

Event – Carnaval de Binche Independent Spirit Awards 2012
When – 20 February 2012
Where – Binche, Belgium

The carnival of Binche is an event that takes place each year in the Belgian town of Binche during the Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday preceding Ash Wednesday. The carnival is the most known of several others that take place in Belgium at the same time and has been proclaimed as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity listed by UNESCO. Its history dates back to approximately the 14th century.

Events related to the carnival begin up to seven weeks prior to the primary celebrations. Street performances and public displays traditionally occur on the Sundays approaching Ash Wednesday, consisting of prescribed musical acts, dancing, and marching. Large numbers of Binche's inhabitants spend the Sunday directly prior to Ash Wednesday in costume.

The centrepiece of the carnival's proceedings are clown-like performers known as Gilles. Appearing, for the most part, on "Shrove" Tuesday, the Gilles are characterised by their vibrant dress, wax masks and wooden footwear. They number up to 1,000 at any given time, range in age from 3 to 60, and are customarily male. The honour of being a Gille at the carnival is something that is to be aspired to by local men. From dawn on the morning of the carnival's final day, Gilles appear in the centre of Binche, to dance to the sound of drums and ward evil spirits away with sticks. Later, during the day, they don large hats adorned with ostrich plumes, which can cost upwards of $300 US dollars to rent, and march through the town with baskets of oranges. These oranges are thrown to, and sometimes at, members of the crowd gathered to view the procession.

BRIT Awards 2012 Live Stream, Adele, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Coldplay Online Webcast

BRIT Awards 2012 Live Stream, Adele, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Coldplay Online Webcast

The 2012 BRIT Awards will be held on 21 February 2012. This will be the 32nd edition of the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. The award ceremony will be held at The O2 Arena in London for the second time. The ceremony will be presented by James Corden. Leading the nominations is Ed Sheeran with four, Adele and Jessie J have three, followed by Bon Iver, Coldplay and Florence and the Machine with two. This Year the show will start from 7.30pm and finish at 11pm due to number awards and big headliner acts such as "Coldplay", "Rihanna", "Adele", "Katy Perry", "Noel Gallagher" and many more.


Adele - "Someone Like You" & "Set Fire To The Rain"
Blur - "TBA"
Bruno Mars - "Runaway Baby"
Ed Sheeran - "Lego House" & "Drunk"
Olly Murs - "Heart Skips a Beat"
Florence and the Machine - "No Light, No Light"
Katy Perry - " The One That Got Away" & "Part of Me"
Noel Gallagher - "The Death of You and Me" & "AKA... What a Life!"
Rihanna - "We Found Love" & "You Da One" & "Talk That Talk"
Coldplay - "Paradise" & "Charlie Brown" & "Princess of China" (with Rihanna)
Nicki Minaj - "Roman Holiday"
One Direction - "One Thing"
Emeli Sandé - "Next to Me" & "Mountains"
Professor Green - "Read All About It" (With Emeli Sandé)

The Brit Awards (stylised as the BRIT Awards; often simply called the Brits) are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. The name was originally a shortened form of "British", "Britain" or "Britannia", but subsequently became a backronym for British Record Industry Trust. In addition, an equivalent awards ceremony for classical music, called the Classic BRIT Awards, is held each May. Robbie Williams holds the record for the most Brit Awards, having won a total of 12 as a solo artist and another 5 awards as part of Take That.

The awards began in 1977 and as annual event in 1982 under the auspices of the British record industry's trade association. The last BPI Awards show took place at the O2 and was the first of the ceremonies to be broadcast on television, by the BBC the awards transferred to ITV in 1993. In 1989 they were renamed the Britannia Music Awards to echo sponsorship by Britannia Music Club and this was shortened to BRIT Awards. MasterCard has been the long-time sponsor of the event.

Mardi Gras 2012 Live Stream, New Orleans Parade Schedule, Vieux Carre Online Feed

Mardi Gras 2012 Live Stream, New Orleans Parade Schedule, Vieux Carre Online Feed

Mardi Gras is a huge celebration right across the US, and nowhere more so than in Louisiana, where New Orleans provides the main focus of events.

Parade season 2012 schedule:


Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures or DIVA French Quarter 1:30 p.m.
Knights of Hermes Uptown 6:00 p.m.
d'Etat- Uptown, 6:00 p.m.
Krewe of Morpheus Uptown 7:00 p.m.


Iris - Uptown, 11:00 a.m.
Tucks - Uptown, 12:00 p.m.
Endymion - Mid City, 4:15 p.m.


Okeanos - Uptown, 11:00 a.m.
Mid-City - Uptown, 11:45 p.m.
Thoth - Uptown, 12:00 a.m.
Bacchus- Uptown, 5:15 p.m.


Proteus- Uptown, 5:15 p.m.
Orpheus - Uptown, 6:00 p.m.
Lundi Gras Celebration


Zulu- Uptown, 8:00 a.m.
Rex - Uptown, 10:00 a.m.
Elks Orleans - Uptown, 11:30 a.m.
Crescent City - Uptown, follows Elks

New Orleans Mardi Gras Louisiana, is a Carnival celebration well-known throughout the world. The New Orleans Carnival season, with roots in preparing for the start of the Christian season of Lent, starts after Twelfth Night, on Epiphany. It is a season of parades, balls (some of them masquerade balls), and king cake parties. It has traditionally been part of the winter social season; at one time "coming out" parties for young women at débutante balls were timed for this season.

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2012 Live Stream Street Parade Online

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2012 Live Stream Street Parade Online

The Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is an annual event celebrated on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago is the most significant event on the islands' cultural and tourism calendar, with numerous cultural events running in the lead up to the street parade on Carnival Monday and Tuesday. It is said that if the islanders are not celebrating it, then they are preparing for it, while reminiscing about the past year's festival. The heart of the musical celebration has been calypso; recently soca has replaced calypso as the most celebrated type of music. Costume, stickfighting and limbo competitions are also important components of the festival.

Carnival is also said to have been created in Trinidad and Tobago when the French slaved the africans and when slavery was abolished the african created carnival to celebrate. Carnival also oringinally lasted 2 months but now lasts 2 days. Trinidad's Carnival is said to be the best Carnival in the world and in second Brazil. Today musical competitions make up a large part of formal Carnival; groups and individuals compete hard to win. To be named Calypso Monarch is one of the island's greatest honours, and the competition is aired on television. Along with the honor comes an enormous trophy, a car, TT $500,000 (approx. and possible endorsements and other contracts. Other prestigious titles are the King and Queen of the Bands (; the International Soca Monarch (both Groovy and Power); the Carnival Road March; and Panorama (for steelpan). For the latter, the 2007 prize was TT $1 million . There are also limbo, stickfighting, and other competitions.

As with other Carnivals, many participants wear elaborate costumes, often decorated with feathers and sequins. Carnival "bands" are organized groups made up of participants who pay for costumes fashioned by a designer and assembled by teams of volunteers. The costumed participants dance through the streets to the sounds of a steel band, a soca band or a d.j. - this is called "playing mas'". A unique feature of this parade is that locals and tourists alike participate in the parade of bands. Each band is led by a King and Queen, who wear extremely large costumes, often requiring extensions and wheels to assist the masquerader to carry it through the streets. Each year on Dimanche Gras (Carnival Sunday), a competition is held to award the King and Queen of Carnival title to two of these masqueraders.

Austin Marathon 2012 Live Stream, Online Feed, Weather

Austin Marathon 2012 Live Stream, Online Feed, Weather

The Austin Marathon is an annual marathon held in Austin, Texas. Freescale Semiconductor, spun off from Motorola's semiconductor products sector in 2006, founded the marathon in 1991 and served as title sponsor for fifteen years. The marathon was sponsored by AT&T in 2007 and 2008, but ran with no title sponsor in 2009.

Given the geography of downtown Austin, the marathon is relatively flat compared to many other marathons. Along with the Dallas White Rock Marathon and the Houston Marathon, the Austin Marathon forms the final leg of the Marathons of Texas, a series of winter marathons held approximately one month apart from each other from December through February in Texas.

The LIVESTRONG Austin Marathon and Half Marathon courses are USATF certified courses that run through some of Austin's most scenic and historic areas, including Lady Bird Johnson Lake, the Allandale and Hyde Park neighborhoods, Congress Avenue, the University of Texas campus, and the State Capitol complex.

The gently rolling and shaded course is 90% asphalt with long straightaways and approximately 28 turns. The 26.2 course gains approximately 14 feet per mile over the first 17 miles before dropping over 33 feet per mile over the final 9 miles to the finish on Congress Avenue in the shadow of the State Capitol building.

Seville Marathon 2012 Live Stream, Maratón Ciudad de Sevilla Online

Seville Marathon 2012 Live Stream, Maratón Ciudad de Sevilla Online

The Seville Marathon (Maratón Ciudad de Sevilla) is one of the oldest and most participants marathons in Spain . He is since 1985 the sports department of the city of Seville aligned.

So far, three times, the Spanish championship under the Seville Marathon held: 1987 and 1994 won Antón Vicente and María Luisa Irizar or Apalanza José and Ana Isabel Alonso the title as overall winner, 2009 Rafael Iglesias as third overall in 2:11:51 and María Jesús Gestido as fourth overall in 2:40:26. Starts and ends in Seville's Olympic Stadium , the venue of the World Athletics Championship in 1999 . After a short distance turning point in the direction south to the site of the World's Fair in 1992 and a loop around the Parque del Alamillo after 10 km you cross the Guadalquivir on the Barqueta Bridge.

In a large arch in the north will circulate the city center and eastern parts of the city crosses the, until km 25 at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán achieved. About the Puente de los Remedios you return after 32 kilometers on the island of La Cartuja back, which are four miles later on the Puente del Cristo de la Expiración leaves again. On the left bank of the Guadalquivir river, it then goes up to Barqueta Bridge, four miles to the target to be covered are off.

With a difference of almost 20 meters between the lowest and the highest point on the route of the course is very flat.

Goya Awards 2012 Live Stream, Schedule, Nominees, Online Feed, Webcast

Goya Awards 2012 Live Stream, Schedule, Nominees, Online Feed, Webcast

The 26th Goya Awards will be given on February 19 of 2012 to honour the best in Spanish films of 2011 and will be hosted by Spanish comedian Eva Hache.[1] On January 10, 2012 the nominees were announced. The film with most nominations was The Skin I Live In with sixteen, including Best Film and Best Director, followed by No habrá paz para los malvados with fourteen and Eva and Blackthorn with twelve apiece.

The Goya Awards, known in Spanish as los Premios Goya, are Spain's main national film awards, considered by many in Spain, and internationally, to be the Spanish equivalent of the American Academy Awards. The awards were established in 1987, a year after the founding of the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España (Spanish Academy of Cinematic Art and Science), and the first awards ceremony took place on March 16, 1987 at the Teatro Lope de Vega, Madrid. The ceremony continues to take place annually around the end of January, and awards are given to films produced during the previous year.

The award itself is a small bronze bust of Francisco de Goya created by the sculptor José Luis Fernández. The Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España (Spanish for 'Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences', AACCE) is a Spanish professional organisation dedicated to the promotion and development of Spanish cinema. Founded in 1986, it is responsible for the annual Goya Awards, Spain's principal film awards. The Academy's origins lie in a meeting of thirteen film professionals organised by the producer Alfredo Matas at Madrid's O'Pazo Restaurant on November 12, 1985 to discuss the situation of the Spanish film industry.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Didier Drogba Foundation Charity Ball 2012

The Didier Drogba Foundation will host its third Charity Ball on March, 10th 2012 in London. "The Foundation have received a tremendous support so far but we still have a lot of work to do", said Didier. The top priority is still to build a hospital in Abidjan.
Created in 2007, the Didier Drogba Foundation’s goal is to provide financial and material support in health and education to the African people. The main objective, to build a hospital in Abidjan, is soon to be realized. "The troubles in Ivory Coast have affected the population in one way or another, said Didier when discussing the building progress. It is important that we bring health care to those in need. The Foundation have received a tremendous support so far but we still have a lot of work to do. I hope you will be able to join me that evening to help me accomplish this mission." The third Didier Drogba Foundation’s Charity Ball will be held on March, 10th 2012 at the Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, in London.
If you’re interested in sponsoring the event or buying tables, please email at

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Meat Loaf live in London for Hell in a Handbasket album signing

Meat Loaf will be live, signing copies of his latest album Hell in a Handbasket, at HMV Oxford Street, London on Tuesday 28 February 2012 at 6pm.

Performing with Meat Loaf on Hell In A Handbasket is The Neverland Express, his long-time backing ensemble, featuring John Miceli (drums, percussion), Patti Russo (lead and backing vocals), Paul Crook (electric and acoustic guitars), Randy Flowers (electric and acoustic guitars, vocals), David Luther (saxophone, vocals), Justin Avery (piano, organ, keyboard, vocals), and Danny Miranda (electric and upright bass).

The new Meat Loaf tracks on Hell In A Handbasket include "All of Me," "The Giving Tree,", “Live or Die,” "Blue Sky/Mad Mad World/The Good God is a Woman and She Don't Like Ugly" (special appearance by Chuck D), "California Dreamin'” (duet with Patti Russo), "Party of One," "Another Day," "40 Days," "Our Love and Our Souls” (duet with Patti Russo), "Stand in the Storm" (special guest appearances from Trace Adkins, Lil Jon and Mark McGrath), "Blue Sky,” and “Fall From Grace.”

Victoria Beckham will be live in Harvey Nichols to launch latest collection

Victoria Beckham is due to launch her latest collection at Harvey Nichols, London on Friday 17 February 2012.

Victoria & Fashion: 

Victoria Beckham sealed her status as a fashion icon by appearing on the cover of different editions of Vogue Magazine three times in a the space of a year. Her first appearance was on the April 2008 cover of British Vogue, then in November she appeared on Indian Vogue, and in February 2009 she made the cover of Russian Vogue.

Victoria Beckham has voiced her anti-fur beliefs, and promotes an animal friendly wardrobe filled with faux/synthetic furs. Her stand against the fur industry has generated admiration from animal rights organizations, including PETA. Of PETA's numerous anti-fur campaigns, Victoria stated that she is "supportive of its high-profile anti-fur campaigns," and pledged "never to work with fur in any of her own fashion collections".

Victoria is also well known for her love of designer high heeled shoes. In November 2011, she was awarded the "Designer of the Year" gong at the annual British Fashion Awards.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Rio Carnival 2012 Live Stream Rio de Janeiro Carnaval Parade Brasil Online

Rio Carnival 2012 Live Stream Rio de Janeiro Carnaval Parade Brasil Online

The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is a world famous festival held before Lent every year. The carnival parade is filled with people and floats from various samba schools. A samba school can either be an actual school or just a collaboration of local neighbors that want to attend carnival. Samba schools include: Mocidade Independente, Imperio Serrano, Academicos do Salgueiro, Unidos da Tijuca, and Beija-Flor de Nilopolis.

The purpose of carnival is for samba schools to compete with fellow rival schools; this competition is the climax of the whole carnival festival. Each school chooses a theme to try and portray in their entry. The samba schools work to build the best floats and costumes to represent their themes, and to include the best music they can from their band called the bateria. There are many parts to each school's entry including the six to eight floats and thousands of participants.

As the parade is taking place in the Sambadrome and the balls are being held in the Copacabana Palace and beach, many of the carnival participants are at other locations. Street festivals are very common during carnival and are highly populated by the locals. Elegance and extravagance are usually left behind, but music and dancing are still extremely common. Anyone is allowed to participate in the street festivals. Bandas and bondos are very familiar with the street carnival especially because it takes nothing to join in on the fun except to jump in. One of the most well known bandas of Rio is Banda de Ipanema. Banda de Ipanema was first created in 1965 and is known as Rio’s most irreverent street band. The samba is the main dance of Rio Carnival but it is not performed in silence. Music is another major aspect of all parts of carnival. As stated by Samba City, “Samba Carnival Instruments are an important part of Brazil and the Rio de Janeiro Carnevale, sending out the irresistible beats and rhythms making the crowd explode in a colourful dance revolution.

Nice Carnival 2012 Live Stream, Online Feed, Schedule, Events

Nice Carnival 2012 Live Stream, Online Feed, Schedule, Events

The Nice Carnival is one of the world's major carnival events, alongside the Brazilian Carnival and Venetian Carnival. It is held annually in February in Nice on the French Riviera. The earliest records establish its existence in 1294 when the Count of Provence, Charles Anjou, spent "the joyous days of carnival". This probably makes the Nice Carnival the original carnival celebration.

Today the event attracts over a million visitors to Nice every year. The Carnival spans a two-week period with the final day on Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday). The city is called Nice la Belle (Nissa La Bella in Niçard), which means Nice the Beautiful, which is also the title of the unofficial anthem of Nice, written by Menica Rondelly in 1912. Nice is the capital of the Alpes Maritimes département and the second biggest city of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region after Marseille.

Nice is one of the oldest human settlements in the world. Terra-Amata, an archaeological site dating from the Lower Palaeolithic age, is situated near Nice. Nice itself was established by the ancient Greeks. There was also an independent Roman city, Cemenelum, near Nice, where the hill of Cimiez is located. It is an archaeological site with treasures, of which only a small part has been excavated. The excavated site includes thermal baths, arenas and Roman road.

Since the 2nd century AD, the light of the city has attracted many famous painters and sculptors such as Chagall, Matisse, Niki de Saint Phalle, Klein, Arman and Sosno. Nice inspired many composers and intellectuals in different countries e.g. Berlioz, Rossini, Nietzsche etc. Nice also has numerous museums of all kinds: Musée Marc Chagall, Musée Matisse (arenas of Cimiez containing Roman ruins), Musée des Beaux-Arts Jules Chéret, Musée international d'Art naïf Anatole Jakovsky, Musée Terra-Amata, Museum of Asian Art, Musée d'art moderne et d'art contemporain which devotes much space to the well-known École of Nice ”), Museum of Natural History, Musée Masséna, Naval Museum and Galerie des Ponchettes.

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2012

Event – Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2012
When – 16 – 26 February 2012
Where – Dublin, Ireland

Al Pacino has been confirmed as attending this years’ festival to present the Irish premiere of his latest project and personal obsesssion Wilde Salome.

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (Irish: Féile Jameson Idirnáisiúnta Scannán Átha Chliath) is a film festival that is held annually in February over the course of ten days in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival introduced the Volta Awards in 2007. The award is named after Dublin's historic Volta Picture Theatre. Awards are given for career achievement and audience favourite. Critics' awards were first presented in 2009.

Winners from 2011

Career Achievement Awards:
Martin Sheen, actor
Kevin Brownlow, film historian and preservationist
François Ozon, director

Audience Award: Benda Bilili!

Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards:
Best Film: The Robber
Best Irish Film: Snap
Best Director: Alexei Popogrebski (How I Ended This Summer)
Best Irish Director: Carmel Winters (Snap)
Best Cinematography: Tim Fleming (As If I Am Not There)
Best Screenplay: Tudor Voican (Medal of Honor)
Best Short: Small Change
Best International Documentary: Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Best Irish Documentary: Men of Arlington
Best Début: Philip Koch (Picco)
Best Actor: Jakob Cedergren (Submarino)
Best Actress: Martina Gusman (Carrancho)
Special Jury Prize: The Four Times
Michael Dwyer Discovery Award: Still Films

Act of Valor Hollywood Premiere with Alex Veadov & Rosleyn Sanchez

Event: Act of Valor Hollywood Premiere
When: 25 February 2012 @ 5pm
Where: Arclight Cinerama Dome, 6360 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood

Starring: Alexander Asefa, Drea Castro, Jason Cottle, Dimiter Marinov, Roselyn Sanchez, Alex Veadov,

About the film: An unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty Navy SEALs in a powerful story of contemporary global anti-terrorism. Inspired by true events, the film combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-the minute battlefield technology and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure. Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home.

Hollywood Rush 2012 with many stars including Mathew Lillard, George Kotsiopoulos & Madeline Zima,

Event: Hollywood Rush 2012
When: 19 February 2012
Where: Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 4401 W. 8th Street, Los Angeles

Co-Hosted by George Kotsiopoulos.

This years celebrities include: Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Madeline Zima, David Krumholtz, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Eddie Kay Thomas, Jodie Sweetin, Jonathan Bennett, Michelle Borth, Marguerite Moreau, Aimee Garcia, Yeardley Smith, Barrett Foa, Edi Gathegi, Dileep Rao, Abe Benrubi, Brit Morgan, Jayson Blair, Chris Redman, Greg Rikaart, Jeremy Glazer, Michael Bunin, Zibby Allen, Peter Porte, Brian Gattas, Connor Barrett, Kate Payne.

This years writers will be: Gloria Calderon, Chad Hodge & Dave Holstein
Directors: Matthew Lillard, Peter Paige, Dan Harris & Paula Walker
Exec. Producers: Zibby Allen, Jason Kennedy & Kate Payne
Producers: Micah Pittard & Brett Ruttenberg

Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" Hollywood Premiere with Zac Efron & Taylor Swift

Event: Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax”  Hollywood Premiere
When: 19 February 2012 at 1pm
Where: Universal Studios, Hollywood, Universal City CA

Starring: Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White, Ed Helms, Danny DeVito, Rob Riggle

About the film - A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Wanderlust Los Angeles Premiere with Jennifer Anniston & Paul Rudd

Event: Wanderlust Los Angeles Premiere
When: 16 February 2012 at 6.30pm
Where: Regency Village Theatre, Westwood Village

Starring: Jennifer Anniston, Paul Rudd, Malin Akerman, Justin Theroux, Ray Liotta, Alan Alda & Lauren Ambrose

About the film - Rattled by sudden unemployment, a Manhattan couple surveys alternative living options, ultimately deciding to experiment with living on a rural commune where free love rules.

Friday, 10 February 2012

BAFTAs 2012 Live Stream, British Academy Film Awards, Royal Opera House Online Webcast

BAFTAs 2012 Live Stream, British Academy Film Awards, Royal Opera House Online Webcast

The British Academy Film Awards are presented in an annual award show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). It is the British counterpart of the Oscars. As of 2008, it has taken place in the Royal Opera House, having taken over from the flagship Odeon cinema on Leicester Square. The 2011 Awards took place on 13 February 2011. Martin Scorsese will receive the BAFTA Film Awards Fellowship and John Hurt will receive the award for outstanding British contribution to Cinema.

Some of this years nominees include, Brad Pitt (Moneyball), Gary Oldman (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy), George Clooney (The Descendants), Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Michael Fassbender (Shame), Berenice Bejo (The Artist), Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Michelle WIlliams (My Week with Marilyn), Tilda Swinton (We need to talk about Kevin), Viola Davis (The Help)

The ceremony used to take place in April or May, but from 2002 onwards it takes place in February in order to precede the Oscars. The awards are mostly open to all nationalities, though there is an award for Outstanding British Film and Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Producer or Director. The Short Film and Short Animation awards are also only for UK films. The Awards ceremony is broadcast on British television, usually the day after it has taken place. It is mostly broadcast on BBC One.

Grammys Live Stream, 54th Grammy Awards 2012 Online Webcast Staples Center

Grammys Live Stream, 54th Grammy Awards 2012 Online Webcast Staples Center

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 12, 2012, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles being broadcast on CBS 8:00 p.m. ET. Nominations were announced on November 30, 2011 on prime-time television as part of "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! – Countdown to Music's Biggest Night", a one-hour special broadcast live on CBS from Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live. Kanye West received the most nominations with seven. Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars each received six nominations. Lil Wayne, Skrillex and Radiohead all earned five nominations.

A total of 78 awards will be presented following the Academy's decision to restructure the Grammy Award categories. Paul McCartney will receive the MusiCares Person of the Year award on February 10, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, two nights prior to the Grammy telecast. LL Cool J is set to host the show. It's the first time in seven years that the music industry's premier event will have an official host. This year's official poster is designed by Architect Frank Gehry.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Berlinale 2012 Live Stream, Berlin International Film Festival Schedule, Online Webcast

Berlinale 2012 Live Stream, Berlin International Film Festival Schedule, Online Webcast

British film director Mike Leigh will be the Jury President of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival.

The other members of the International Jury will be Anton Corbijn, Asghar Farhadi, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jake Gyllenhaal, François Ozon, Boualem Sansal and Barbara Sukowa.

The Berlin International Film Festival, also called the Berlinale, is one of the world's leading film festivals and most reputable media events. It is held in Berlin, Germany.

Founded in West Berlin in 1951, the festival has been celebrated annually in February since 1978. With 274,000 tickets sold and 487,000 admissions it is considered the largest publicly-attended film festival worldwide. Up to 400 films are shown in several sections, representing a comprehensive array of the cinematic world. Around twenty films compete for the awards called the Golden and Silver Bears. Since 2001 the director of the festival has been Dieter Kosslick.

The European Film Market (EFM), a film trade fair held simultaneously to the Berlinale, is a major industry meeting for the international film circuit once a year. The trade fair serves distributors, filmbuyers, producers, financiers and co-production agents. The Berlinale Talent Campus, a week long series of lectures and workshops, gathers young filmmakers from around the globe. It partners with the festival itself and is considered to be a forum for upcoming artists.

The festival, the EFM and other satellite events are attended by around 20,000 professionals from over 130 countries. More than 4200 journalists are responsible for the media exposure in over 110 countries. At high-profile feature film premieres, movie stars and celebrities are present at the red carpet. The Berlinale has established a cosmopolitan character integrating art, glamour, commerce and a global media attention. The 61st Berlin International Film Festival was held from 10 to 20 February 2011. The jury was presided by Isabella Rossellini.

Dubai Desert Classic 2012 Live Stream, Online Feed, Weather

Dubai Desert Classic 2012 Live Stream, Online Feed, Weather

The Dubai Desert Classic is an annual professional golf tournament which takes place in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. It has been part of the European Tour schedule since its inauguration in 1989, and was the first European Tour event to be staged in the Middle East. Except for the 1999 and 2000 editions, which were held at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, it has been played on the "Majlis" course at the Emirates Golf Club.

The event is noted for attracting some of the biggest stars in the world of golf with the assistance of generous appearance fees. Ernie Els has had the most success, having won the Desert Classic on three occasions. The main sponsor of the event is Dubal, with co-sponsors consisting of Omega, National Bank of Dubai, Jumeirah Golf Estates, CNN, Emaar, Emirates Airlines, BMW and Gulf News.

Promoted and Organised by golf in DUBAi, the Omega Dubai Desert Classic offers the absolute best experience for spectators, sponsors and out-of-town guests wanting to see the best players in the world up close and personal. The event has a high-profile sponsorship line up, including Omega as the title sponsor and Dubal (Dubai Aluminium) as the sponsor while BMW, CNN, Emirates Airline, Emirates NBD, Gulf News, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Jumeirah Hotels, MasterCard and wasl are co-sponsors.

The spectator experience at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic is priority number 1 for the organisers. Come and enjoy the great amenities on offer including food & beverage outlets, a putting competition, and a giant screen television that will allow you to stay fully up-to-date on all the golf action out on the course. A 3000 square foot merchandise shop offers licensed merchandise and other gifting memorabilia.

New York Fashion Week 2012 Live Stream, NY Runway Schedule, Online Webcast

New York Fashion Week 2012 Live Stream, NY Runway Schedule, Online Webcast

Celebrity packed, invitation only event!

The semi-annual New York Fashion Week, branded Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek in 2009, is held in February and September of each year in New York City. It is one of four major fashion weeks held around the world (along with those in Paris, London, and Milan)

The first New York Fashion Week, then called Press Week, was the world's first organized fashion week. Held in 1943, the event was designed to attract attention away from French fashion during World War II, when fashion industry insiders were unable to travel to Paris to see French fashion shows. Fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert organized an event she called "Press Week" to showcase American designers for fashion journalists, who had previously neglected their innovations. Press Week was a success, and fashion magazines like Vogue, which were normally filled with French designs, increasingly featured American fashion.

In 1994, the event was moved to its former site in Bryant Park by Fern Mallis, where it was held inside a series of large white tents in the almost-block-long park. Admission is by invitation only, to the fashion industry, fashion press, assorted celebrities, and internet based Fashion press (e.g. District L, Fashionista, FWD). Beginning in February 2009 (showing Fall 2009), many designers opted out of their usual Bryant Park tent fashion shows because of the poor economy and held smaller presentations.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is perhaps the most well-known event held during New York Fashion Week, but not the only one. Many top-name designers show their collections at other venues, including Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs. Dozens of other fashion shows and related events are held around the city during New York Fashion Week, including Couture Fashion Week NY at the Waldorf-Astoria and iFashion Week by iFashion Network and iConcept Media Group focusing on emerging and independent designers.

Sir Paul McCartney to receive Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Event: Paul McCartney receiving Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
When: 9 February 2012 at 2pm
Where: 1750 N. Vine Street, North of Hollywood Boulevard

About Sir Paul McCartney - Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE, Hon RAM, FRCM (born 18 June 1942) is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. Formerly of The Beatles (1960–1970) and Wings (1971–1981), McCartney is listed in Guinness World Records as the "most successful musician and composer in popular music history", with 60 gold discs and sales of 100 million singles in the United Kingdom alone.

McCartney gained worldwide fame as a member of The Beatles, alongside John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. McCartney and Lennon formed one of the most influential and successful songwriting partnerships and wrote some of the most popular songs in the history of rock music. After leaving The Beatles, McCartney launched a successful solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda Eastman, and singer-songwriter Denny Laine.

BBC News Online readers named McCartney the "greatest composer of the millennium". According to the BBC, his Beatles song "Yesterday" has been covered by over 2,200 artists — more than any other song in the history of recorded music. Since its 1965 release it has been played more than 7,000,000 times on American television and radio. Wings' 1977 single "Mull of Kintyre" became the first single to sell more than two million copies in the United Kingdom and remains the UK's top selling non-charity single. Based on the 93 weeks his compositions have spent at the top spot of the UK chart, and 24 number one singles to his credit, McCartney is the most successful songwriter in UK singles chart history.

As a performer or songwriter, McCartney was responsible for 31 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, and has sold 15.5 million RIAA certified albums in the United States alone.

McCartney has composed film scores, classical and electronic music, released a large catalogue of songs as a solo artist, and has taken part in projects to help international charities. He is an advocate for animal rights, for vegetarianism, and for music education; he is active in campaigns against landmines, seal hunting, and Third World debt. He is a keen football fan, supporting both Everton and Liverpool football clubs. His company MPL Communications owns the copyrights to more than 3,000 songs, including all songs written by Buddy Holly, along with the publishing rights to such musicals as Guys and Dolls, A Chorus Line, and Grease. McCartney is one of the UK's wealthiest people, with an estimated fortune of £475 million in 2010.

This Means War Live Hollywood Premiere with Tom Hardy & Reese Witherspoon

Event – This Means War Hollywood Premiere
When – 8 February 2012 from 5pm
Where – Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood

Starring: Tom Hardy, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Chelsea Handler & Angela Bassett 
Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman.

To see the stars arriving on the red carpet please see: This Means War Premiere Live

amfAR New York Gala 2012 with Sarah Jessica Parker

Event – amfAR New York Gala 2012
When – 8 February 2012 @ 6.30pm
Where – Cipriani, 55 Wall street, New York City

This years host is the wonderful Sarah Jessica Parker

2012 Honorees are: Roberto Cavalli, Caroline Scheufele & Goldman Sachs Gives

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy.

As one of the world’s leading organizations dedicated to fighting HIV/AIDS, amfAR has invested nearly $325 million for research, prevention, treatment education, and advocacy. It regularly holds benefit events, including Cinema Against AIDS galas in Cannes, Dubai, and Toronto; annual gala events in New York and San Francisco; and TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art, held in Dallas.

Numerous public figures have lent their support to raising funds for amfAR’s programs. At its gala events, amfAR honors individuals who have made significant contributions of time, talent, and resources to the fight against AIDS with its Award of Courage. Recipients include Zackie Achmat, Richard Gere, Whoopi Goldberg, Larry Kramer, Tony Kushner, Patti LaBelle, Sumner Redstone, and Anna Wintour.

Friday, 3 February 2012

The Hunger Games London Premiere 2012

Event – The Hunger Games
When – 14 March 2012 from 5pm
Where – BFI IMAX, London

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Alexander Ludwig, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland & Lenny Kravitz

About the film - In a not-too-distant future, North America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games.

Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss' young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel London Premiere

Event – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
When –  7 February 2012 from 5pm
Where – Curzon Mayfair, London

Starring: Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Dev Patel, Ramona Marquez, Lisa Tarbuck

THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL follows a group of British retirees who decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.

Super Bowl 2012 Victory Parade Live Stream Online Webcast

Super Bowl 2012 Victory Parade Live Stream Online Webcast

Super Bowl 46 was a game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion New York Giants to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2011 season.

The parade for the Super Bowl champs will be Tuesday morning, 7th February 2012 Mayor Bloomberg announced on Sunday night after the famous victory. The ticker-tape parade will begin at Battery Place and Washington Street at 11 a.m. and continue northbound up the Canyon of Heroes to Worth Street. The parade will be followed by a ceremony at City Hall Plaza.

This was the first Super Bowl to be played in Indianapolis, and only the fourth time that the Super Bowl has been played in a cold-weather city, after Detroit (XVI and XL) and Minneapolis (XXVI). Downtown Indianapolis, the home of Lucas Oil Stadium, featured an outdoor Super Bowl Village and other programs at the Indiana Convention Center.

Per convention as an even-numbered Super Bowl, the Patriots as the AFC representatives had the home team designation. Super Bowl XLVI was the sixth Super Bowl in which the two teams had competed in a previous Super Bowl match up, as the Giants and Patriots had previously met in Super Bowl XLII. Both head coaches (Tom Coughlin and Bill Belichick) and both starting quarterbacks (Eli Manning and Tom Brady) returned from Super Bowl XLII.

The New York Giants won Super Bowl XLVI with a score of 21–17. Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who completed 30 of 40 passes for 296 yards and a touchdown, was named Super Bowl MVP for the second time in his career. The Giants set a new record for the poorest regular season record (9–7, win percentage of 0.563) by a Super Bowl champion.

Empire State Building Webcam Feed - Live Stream New York City, NYC

Empire State Building Webcam Feed - Live Stream New York City, NYC

The Empire State Building Run-Up is a foot race from ground level to the 86th-floor observation deck that has been held annually since 1978. Its participants are referred to both as runners and as climbers, and are often tower running enthusiasts. The race covers a vertical distance of 1,050 feet (320 m) and takes in 1,576 steps. The record time is 9 minutes and 33 seconds, achieved by Australian professional cyclist Paul Crake in 2003, at a climbing rate of 6,593 ft (2,010 m) per hour.

The Empire State Building has been named by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. The building and its street floor interior are designated landmarks of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, and confirmed by the New York City Board of Estimate.

It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1986. In 2007, it was ranked number one on the List of America's Favorite Architecture according to the AIA. The building is owned and managed by W&H Properties. The Empire State Building is currently the third tallest skyscraper in the United States (after the Willis Tower and Trump International Hotel and Tower, both in Chicago), and the 15th tallest in the world. It is also the fourth tallest freestanding structure in the Americas. The Empire State Building is currently undergoing a $550 million renovation, with $120 million utilized in an effort to transform the building into a more energy efficient and eco-friendly structure.

Sapporo Snow Festival 2012 Live Feed Webcam and Weather

Sapporo Snow Festival 2012 Live Feed Webcam and Weather
The Sapporo Snow Festival is a famous festival held annually in Sapporo, Japan over seven days in February. Currently, Odori Park, Susukino, and Tsudome are the main sites of the festival. The 2011 Yuki-matsuri dates are February 7 to 13. The festival is one of Japan's largest and most distinctive winter events. In 2007 (58th Festival), about two million people visited Sapporo to see the hundreds of snow statues and ice sculptures at the Odori Park and Susukino sites, in central Sapporo, and at the Satoland site. The festival is thought to be an opportunity for promoting international relations. International Snow Sculpture Contest has been held at the Odori Park site since 1974, and 14 teams from various regions of the world participated in 2008.
The subject of the statues varies and often features an event, famous building or person from the previous year. For example, in 2004, there were statues of Hideki Matsui, the famous baseball player who at that time played for the New York Yankees. A number of stages made out of snow are also constructed and some events including musical performances are held. At the Satoland site, visitors can enjoy long snow and ice slides as well as a huge maze made of snow. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of regional foods from all over Hokkaidō at the Odori Park and Satoland sites, such as fresh seafood, potatoes and corn, and fresh dairy products.
Every year the number of statues displayed is around 400 in total. In 2007, there were 307 statues created in the Odori Park site, 32 in the Satoland site and 100 in the Susukino site. The best place to view the creations is from the TV Tower at the Odori Park site.[3] Most of the statues are illuminated in the evening. The Sapporo Snow Festival Museum is located in the Hitsujigaoka observation hill in Toyohira-ku, and displays historical materials and media of the festival.