It's your best and earliest shot at telling employees and the world what you're about. John Boitnott Published 3:00 pm CDT, Thursday, September 5, 2019 Photo: Relif | Getty Images Photo: Relif | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Relif | Getty Images How to Write An Unforgettable Company Mission Statement 1 / 1 Back to Gallery You’ve probably already gotten the message by now that your new company or startup needs a good mission statement. It’s how you pinpoint and communicate the essence of your small business and what it stands for. An effective statement encapsulates what you do, who you do it for and, most of all, why you do it. … [Read more...] about How to Write An Unforgettable Company Mission Statement
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Elvis Presley is shown at the International Hotel where he made his first public stage appearance in 9 years in Las Vegas, Nev., in Aug. 1969. (AP Photo)Entertainer Frank Sinatra is shown in this 1970 photograph. (AP Photo)Actor Dean Martin shown in 1965.(AP Photo)Vintage silver microphone isolated on white backgroundElvis Presley is shown performing in Providence, R.I. on May 23, 1977, three months before his death. (AP Photo)Entertainer Frank Sinatra is shown in this 1970 photograph. (AP Photo)cartridgeThis is a 1961 photo of Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley's manager. (AP Photo)American entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. poses in this January 21, 1964 photo. (AP Photo)FILE*** Elvis Presley and actress Ann-Margret shown in a publicity photo for the 1964 film, "Viva Las Vegas". (AP Photo) Anonymous Elvis Presley and actress Ann-Margret shown in a publicity photo for the 1964 film, "Viva Las Vegas". (AP Photo)Wayne Newton performs at the Frontier hotel-casino in Las Vegas, June 25, … [Read more...] about Elvis came to Las Vegas 50 years ago and history was made
Adam Graham Detroit News Film Critic Published 5:03 PM EDT Jun 27, 2019 Luciano Pavarotti had a voice that was bigger than life and an outsize personality to match, as evidenced by "Pavarotti," Ron Howard's at times rousing documentary on the big man. Howard chooses to celebrate Pavarotti and his evolution into an opera rock star and glosses over some of the thornier aspects of his legacy. It's not a warts-and-all telling, more like a few warts before the inevitable standing ovation at the end. Pavarotti was born in northern Italy in the mid-1930s, and was taught to sing by his father, an amateur singer who never sought out a career in music. He was gifted at an early age, and we see his knockout performances in the early 1960s, where he hits the high C notes that would come to be his trademark. Pavarotti ultimately left the opera behind as he came to America and became a stadium attraction, touring with Plácido Domingo and … [Read more...] about Review: ‘Pavarotti’ hits high notes of tenor’s life
Tennessee Williams is one of the faces you see on the Guthrie Theater. (He’s around back.) His play “The Glass Menagerie” has been presented by the Guthrie four times to date: in 1964, 1979 and 1988 on Vineland Place and 2007 in the new Guthrie. It will return – this time to the Wurtele Thrust Stage – in September, with Joseph Haj as director. Williams’ bittersweet play about a struggling family and a gentleman caller will launch the 2019-20 season, a mix of old, new, and new inspired by old. “The Glass Menagerie” will begin Sept. 14. On Oct. 26, Robert Harling’s women-centric “Steel Magnolias” will move onto the McGuire Proscenium Stage. Because it wouldn’t be Christmas without “A Christmas Carol” – seriously, it wouldn’t – Crispin Whittell’s adaptation of the Charles Dickens tale will begin Nov. 12 on the thrust, with Lauren Keating continuing her run as director. Last … [Read more...] about The Guthrie’s new season spans Austen to Zacarías; Kurt Elling to sing at the Dakota
Stretching from Egypt to Morocco, the Sahara Desert is the largest hot desert in the world, comparable in size to the continental US. While there are many ways to visit the Sahara, possibly the most iconic way is to visit Erg Chebbi, one of Morocco’s many ergs, or seas of sand dunes. Erg Chebbi is often used for films because of its stunning expanse of iconic fire-orange sand dunes. To reach Erg Chebbi, one has to drive for two days from Marrakech through mountains and desert, before switching to a camel for the final stretch. I recently visited and, while the sunset and sunrise were unforgettable, the dunes were far from the immaculate waves you see in photos, thanks to the hundreds of ATVs and 4X4s that ride through. Growing up, my first ambition was to be an archaeologist. No one told me at the time that the job had little to do with what happens in “Indiana Jones,” but you try telling that to a precocious seven-year-old. To kid-me, being an archaeologist … [Read more...] about The most iconic desert in the world is the Sahara. I drove for days, rode a camel for hours, and slept under the stars just to see it.