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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL Bankrupt

In a desperate act, Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil Entertainment filed for protection from creditors in Canada on Monday after the COVID-19 pandemic. It forced it to close shows around the world, triggering a fight for control of one of the best-known brands in live performance. The company said it entered ... Read More »

Canadian Pacific’s RMS EMPRESS OF JAPAN

In 1930 the Canadian Pacific’s trans-pacific service reached its zenith with the introduction of the magnificent RMS Empress of Japan. The only way to cruise the Pacific during the 1930s. She was a very handsome ship and had magnificent interiors that now are associated with the Empress liners of the Canadian ... Read More »

Mid-Century Streamliner OLYMPIAN HIAWATHA

In the late 1940s, the Milwaukee Road introduced the Olympian Hiawatha, the transcontinental version of the railroad’s very modern fleet of Hiawatha passenger trains which continued into the 1960s. The original version of the train was the Twin Cities Hiawatha, which began operating between Chicago and the Twin Cities on ... Read More »

Carnival Cruises SINKS To Junk Status

Carnival Corp. is the latest cruise line to lose its investment-grade credit ratings after S&P Global Ratings downgraded the company Tuesday. The company’s global cruise line brands include Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises (Australia), Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (U.K.) and Cunard. S&P slashed the ... Read More »

OKLAHOMA! live musical streamed free!

Escape the virus blues and bring bad Broadway. Enjoy the complete video presentation of the award-winning recreation stage version of Oklahoma! as it premiered on Broadway in 1943 at no charge. The New York hit musical is for all ages and a quick excursion back to a simpler time. Act ... Read More »