Condill gets liquor license extension

first_imgThe Condill Hotel is now able to serve alcohol later after Fort St. John City Council voted in favour of amending its liquor license, on Monday.The extended liquor service allows the Condill – which consists of a bar and an area for exotic dancers – to be open an extra hour until 2 a.m.- Advertisement -The establishment had also requested to open its doors at 9 a.m. which was not supported the RCMP because it is close to an elementary school.The motion passed by Council stated the earlier opening time was refused. The business currently opens at 11 a.m.last_img

REAL-LIFE DRAMA

first_imgTechnically, Readers Theatre productions are not plays in the traditional sense. Instead, actors talk directly to the audience. No props or scenery are involved. From 1976 to 2003, Gevirtzman wrote numerous plays for Readers Theatre. One of those works, “The trial of Lee Harvey Oswald,” was particularly personal for him, he said. “I did it because I was really obsessed with the Kennedy assassination. Somebody suggested I get it off my chest by putting Oswald on trial.” At every performance, audience members would vote on Oswald’s guilt or innocence. His newest work is very different. Cisneros “wanted a show that dealt with problems kids face when they try to examine who they are and how people see them,” Gevirtzman said. Cisneros started Phantom Projects in 1997, a year after he helped direct “No Way To Treat A Lady” as a high school senior. Initially, the group would go to high schools, where teens would perform the play and then talk to students. In 2001, the group began performing at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Cisneros, who credits Gevirtzman for the success of Phantom Projects, said he loves the author’s latest play. “He’s had more access to teens than anybody else. No one has a more accurate portrayal of teens,” he said. “Through These Eyes” will be performed at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. For tickets, call (562) 944-9801, or go on line at phantomprojects.com. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562)698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I went on message boards where kids post, and I was like a fly on the wall. I got a lot of the lines kids use,” he added. During the 1990s, Gevirtzman wrote three plays for Phantom Projects, dealing with such issues as under-age sex, drugs and alcohol. He hadn’t considered penning a new work until Phantom Projects’ producing artistic director, Steve Cisneros, urged him to tackle the subject. “It’s not a linear story, where it follows one character,” Cisneros said, explaining the story line of “Through These Eyes.” “You get glimpses into the lives of different characters. It doesn’t have a beginning and ending. It’s a bunch of vignettes that tie together at the end,” he said. “And because the teen cast is the same age as much of the audience, the post-show discussion is always candid.” Gervirtzman’s first three plays for Phantom Projects, “No Way To Treat A Lady,” “Out, Out Brief Candle” and “Center of the Universe,” were adaptations from pieces performed at Readers Theatre, a program Gevirtzman started at La Mirada High in 1976. LA MIRADA – La Mirada High School English teacher Bruce Gevirtzman took on a weighty issue when he decided to turn his play-writing skills toward the subject of eating disorders and teen-age self-image. “Through These Eyes” follows the lives of a group of teens struggling to live up to the standards of society, the media, their friends – and the vision they see of themselves every day in the mirror. The research proved to be the easiest part. “I had more material than I used,” said Gevirtzman, whose play will be performed this week by the teen actors of Phantom Projects, a local nonprofit theater company with a penchant for works dealing with serious teen issues. last_img read more

Lebanon continues development in its tourism and travel industry

first_imgAmid continuing regional tension, the Levant or Eastern Mediterranean witnessed continuous development in its tourism and travel industry. Lebanon registered an incremental trend in figures of tourism spending, vat refunds and airport arrivals.Lebanon’s hotel occupancy had a year-on-year increase during the months of January and February 2016, although the average room rate was set to meet the market seasonal demand. Beirut welcomed a unique and live performance of the Disney award-winning movie, Frozen, on the main Biel exhibition centre stage that held thousands of parents who shared the beautiful experience with their children. Mostly Shakespeare was one of many scheduled performances within the Al-Bustan International Festival of Music & the Performing Arts.Several options are available for accommodation, that range from B&B homestays in Beirut and beyond, to luxurious, lavish properties ready to cater to all travellers. Positive experiences are the mottos in Lebanon, where one can travel to meditate, attend social events, practice active sports, and visit natural wonders.Lebanon tourism wants to be an ideal destination for leisure attractions with its varied landscape and mild climate, besides the extreme richness of its cultural and historic patrimony.last_img read more