Mango's Orlando has received Resort and Travel's Five Star Award.
Mango's Orlando is a more than a classic nightclub. You can find the Haitian artwork of internationally acclaimed Edouard Duval-Carrie alongside a handcrafted bar specially commissioned for Vodou Room. Then there is the plush velvet booths and The Mermaid Bar in the Jungle Room, painted by Mango’s resident muralist, Renold Marcelin. The Mojito Room features an incredible copper sculpture of the Everglades entitled, “River of Grass”. This massive piece includes a full wall of copper-sculpted flowers, all created by Master Copper Sculptor, Kim Brandel and tropical paintings by Cuban artist, Humberto Benitez. Wait a minute! Are we...
There is nothing quite like it on Earth. Watching a rocket launch from the closest public viewing just a few miles away provides a unique perspective on the power required to send spacecraft into Earth’s orbit and beyond. The countdown to liftoff begins with the flash of fire as the rocket engines ignite. Seconds later, the rocket soars overhead and the delayed rumble of the engines becomes a roar that vibrates through the spectators as they feel the sound wave reach them.
To have this unique experience as a visitor you are transported by bus from the main visitor complex to the special viewing areas. Each special viewing area requires a launch viewing/transportation ticket in addition to dai...
The Florida Keys unique laid-back atmosphere is a world away from big cities and theme parks that now dominate most of Florida. Although it was long ago that Florida's ambiance was able to lure renowned novelist Ernest Hemingway to reside in Key West throughout the 1930s, when he drew creative inspiration from the subtropical island's lush environment. Inspiring some of his most famous works including "For Whom the Bell Tolls," "To Have and Have Not" and "The Snows of Kilimanjaro." Today the laid-back atmosphere of this small, 2-by-4-mile island probably still nurtures the talents of more writers per capita than any other city in the country.
Giselle dancers taken backstage at the Mariinsky Theater
photo by Roy Webb
Giselle is a world-famous ballet in two acts with a libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Theophile Gautier, music by Adolphe Adam, and choreography by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot. The librettist took his inspiration from a poem by Heinrich Heine. The ballet tells the story of a lovely peasant girl named Giselle who has a passion for dancing, and when she finds out the man she loves is engaged to someone else she dies of a broken heart.
The Mariinsky Theater was established in 1783 following a decree by Empress Catherine the Great to stage the first Russian comic operas and the best works of foreign com...