This June will be full of cultural events. The exhibition of Frank Lloyd Wright's projects is already open, June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair is around a corner, just as Sotheby's auction of rare wines. For warming up visit the 31st annual Playboy Jazz festival in Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles, USA
June 13 - 14, 2009
When Lloyd Wright, the eldest son of Frank Lloyd Wright, designed two shells of the Hollywood Bowl for the symphony orchestra, Hugh Hefner was just born. In 1950 the first playboy decided to hold a jazz celebration for his magazine. Since Americans love jazz and nice women, the Playboy Jazz Festival was the winning combination.
This year the Hollywood Bowl, the largest natural amphitheatre in the United States, will be the host for the 31st annual Playboy Jazz festival and will host the biggest names in jazz, from The Neville Brothers and Wayne Shorter to Kenny G and Patty Austin.
The visitor will enjoy in mix of styles ranging from standards to world fusion, and spectacular big screens will show every artist up-close-and-personal, from the first minute to the end of the festival. The Hollywood Bowl's five shells saw the names like Sinatra, Pavarotti and The Beatles, and now some 20,000 fans have a chance to listen the living legends of jazz music. Buy the ticket and enjoy excellent jazz.
June 17, 2009
If you have plans to visit London in June to meet friends and maybe even to buy some rare piece for your collection of everything rare, arrange your schedule to June 17 and visit Sotheby at 11:00am. Located in the heart of the West End on New Bond Street Sotheby's Wine Department will present to the audience an extraordinary range of Chateau Cheval Blanc wines that comes directly from the Bordeaux Chateau cellar for the first time.
Cheval Blanc, the real and unique treasure of Chateau Cheval, is often compared to Porto for its sublime sweetness and it is known as one of the most consistent wines in the world that taste magnificently at any age. The auction includes more than 1,000 bottles grouped into 287 lots including a very large selection of rare magnums, Jeroboams, Iperials and bottles which date from 1900 to 1995, and more than 30 bottles covering 60 years from 1905 which price is estimated at 15,000 to 20,000 pounds per bottle. A historic moment for the wine collectors and for lovers of any kind.
Hong Kong, China
June 18 - 21, 2009
If you are into jewellery of any kind, the Asia's biggest mid-year jewellery event is the place to be. June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2009 will be taking place in Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre from June 18 to June 21. The June Fair this year celebrates the 22nd birthday and every jeweller that wants to show the new designs to the market in the region will be there. From Hong Kong to international manufacturers, from gold to cubic zircon, from handbags to accessories, you can see it all in one place.
At the same time, the Asia's Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Fair - June will be held at AsiaWorld-Expo, so that's the chance to see the both manifestation, and visitors of the June Fair have a free access to other exhibition. Hong Kong is well-known by its jewellers and this year for the first time there will be the Hong Kong Premier Pavilion, a showcase of beautifully crafted domestic products that made the city the jewellery powerhouse. So, be sure to visit one of the most important fairs in Asia.
New York, USA
until August 23, 2009
During his lifetime American Institute of Architects award him the title "the greatest American architect of all time". He is Frank Lloyd Wright, the American architect and interior designer and the first architect who designed and supplied his customers with purpose-built furniture and fittings as na integrated part of the whole design. Located on Fifth Avenue, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum celebrates the 50th anniversary of Wright's landmark building with the exhibition named "Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward".
The exhibition includes 64 Wright's projects and more than 200 original drawings many of which the public will see for the first time. Frank Lloyd Wright designed more than 1,000 projects and managed to complete more than 500. The exhibition includes Wright's civic and government buildings, performance and religious spaces, privately commissioned residence as well as unrealized urban megastructures, digital animations and many more. After August 23, the exhibition will travel to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Bilbao, Spain, where it will be on view from October 6, 2009 until the February next year. ■
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