Tag Archives: Carnival

today’s holiday/celebration: Fairbanks Winter Carnival (2015)


Fairbanks Winter Carnival (2015)

The Winter Carnival is a week of festivities in Fairbanks, Alaska, highlighted by sled dog races. The carnival opens with the two-day Limited North American Sled Dog Race, and concludes, on the last two days, with the Open North American Sled Dog Race. Other events include dances, a parka parade, a campstove chili contest, a native potlatch, snow- and ice-sculpting contests, snowshoe races and softball, musical and dramatic presentations, and a trade fair. More… Discuss

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A. Dvořák – Carnival, Overture, Op. 92: make music part ofyour life series



from:

Antonin Dvořák – Carnival, Overture, Op. 92

Orchestra: Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Composer: Antonín Leopold Dvořák (1841 – 1904)

TODAY’S HOLIDAY: CARNIVAL OF VENICE


Carnival of Venice

The Carnival celebration in Venice, Italy, is more sophisticated than the flashy celebrations that take place in Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans. Costumes for the event are often drawn from the stock characters of Italian popular theater from the 16th through 18th centuries—including traditional costumed characters such as La Bautta (the domino) and Il Dottore (the professor or doctor of law). Italian university students pour into Venice as Ash Wednesday draws near. The rhythm of the celebration quickens, evidenced by a number of spectacular costume ballsMore… Discuss

 

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