Wednesday, April 20, 2011

VENETIAN CARNIVAL, MACAU FROM 27 TO 29 MAY 2011

The Venetian Carnival 2011 welcomes legendary musicians and international stars


MISS THIS AT YOUR PERIL! THE FIRST EVER VENETIAN CARNIVAL IN MACAU'S THE VENETIAN HOTEL! FLYING TO MACAU IS UNDER 4 HOURS AND MUCH NEARER THAN JETTING TO VENICE IN ITALY! PLUS THE VENETIAN HOTEL IS A MASSIVE EDIFICE WHICH IS A MINI-DESTINATION BY ITSELF!

WITH THE VENETIAN CARNIVAL IN FULL SWING FROM 27 TO 29 MAY AND CIRQUE DU SOLEIL INSIDE THE VENETIAN, YOU CAN BE HOLED INSIDE HERE AND NOT BOTHER TO STEP OUT OF THIS AMAZING HOTEL DURING YOUR STAY!


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Secure your tickets to witness great performances by Chic featuring Nile Rodgers along with Kenny Bee and Beija-Flor at Copacabana Charity Ball, one of the highlight events of the Venetian Carnival 2011

Kenny Bee

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With performances by legendary band Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Hong Kong star Kenny Bee and Brazilian Carnival samba performers Beija-Flor, the Venetian Carnival Samba Party and Copacabana Charity Ball will surely be the unmissable event of the year in Macau!

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This first ever Venetian Carnival 2011 is a unique 3-day event taking place from May 27 to 29 in Macao and celebrating the greatest street party on the planet and promises to be Macao’s biggest, glitziest, wildest, fun-packed, international carnival. General admission is free for the public but paid admission is required for The Samba Party and the Copacabana Charity Ball.

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The Carnival weekend kicks off at the lagoon at 6pm, on Friday, May 27 followed by The Samba Party at 9pm till late at the Venetian poolside -- a high-energy bash that celebrates the spirit of Carnival from all points of the compass. Beija-Flor’s lissome dancers and talented musicians will generate the heat and passion of samba at this ticketed dance party, while a world famous DJ and performers will rock the block.

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Looks like Cher but is not!


This will be followed on Saturday May 28 from 6.30pm to 1am with a Venetian-style Copacabana Charity Ball themed around Caribbean favorites with a sit-down dinner and dance where Chic featuring Nile Rodgers along with Kenny Bee and Beija-Flor will all perform live.

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Kenny Bee, formerly from The Wynners


And throughout the Carnival weekend the party and parades keep right on going from 6pm to midnight on Friday, May 27, from 2pm to midnight on Saturday, May 28 and from 2pm to 8pm on Sunday, May 29 – to the incessant beat of drums and the undulating rhythms of the samba – with food and drink flowing.

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Nile Rodgers


Nile Rodgers is an American musician, composer and guitarist, and is considered one of the most influential producers in the history of popular music, having produced (and played guitar on) albums such as Madonna’s “Like A Virgin”, David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance”, Diana Ross’s “Diana”, Duran Duran’s “Notorious”, INXS’s “Original Sin” as well as albums by Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, the B 52’s, Earth Wind and Fire and Peter Gabriel. His band Chic is famous for the triple-platinum disco anthem “Le Freak” and as a composer he wrote hits like “We Are Family.” His first band “the Big Apple Band” opened for the Jackson Five in 1973 on its first world tour and he has been a dominant force in music ever since.

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Chung Chun-To, better known as Kenny Bee, is a Hong Kong singer, musician and actor. He is well-known as a member of the Hong Kong English pop and cantopop band the Wynners, and as a solo artist who has been active in the Hong Kong entertainment industry for nearly three decades.

Beija-Flor – ‘humming bird’ in Portuguese – is the top rated samba school from Rio de Janeiro and was recently crowned world champions in the samba competition of the Rio Carnival. With this dance force at the top of its game, carnival-goers can expect nothing short of unrivalled hedonistic fun.

“Both the Samba Party and Copacabana Charity Ball will certainly be nights to remember and we are thrilled to have international stars to be our performing guests along with the other thrilling entertainment programs over the weekend. All funds raised from the Copacabana dinner and various activities throughout the Carnival will be matched by Sands China Ltd and will go to support The Welfare Fund for Poverty and Singly Parent Member of Women’s General Association of Macau,” said President and Chief Operating Officer of Sands China Ltd. Mr. Edward Tracy.

So, come party, dance, eat, drink and socialize while supporting the community in Macao’s biggest bash ever.

Admission and Entertainment

Admission to The Venetian Carnival 2011 is free but attending the two highlight events will require admission tickets, priced at RM 200 per person for the Samba Party and RM630 per person for the Copacabana Charity Ball.

Ticket selling starts on 15 April 2011 and are available at www.cotaiticketing.com ; www.hkticketing.com ; www.macau.com ; and www.macauticket.com.

Event: The Samba Party

Key Performers: Beija-Flor

Date & Time: 27 May 2011 (Friday), 9pm till late

Place: The Venetian Poolside

Price: RM 200 or HK$/MOP388


Event: Copacabana Charity Ball

Key Performers: Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Kenny Bee and Beija-Flor

Date & Time: 28 May 2011 (Saturday), 6.30pm to 1am

Place: The Venetian Ballroom

Price: RM 630 or HK$/MOP1,250

Event: The Venetian Carnival

Date & Time: 27 May 2011 (Friday), 6pm to midnight

28 May 2011 (Saturday), 2pm to midnight

29 May 2011 (Sunday), 2pm to 8pm

Place: Outdoor Lagoon, The Venetian Macao

Price: Free admission

Booths / Staging: Venice Booth selling cuisine from Italy

Portugal Booth - selling cuisine and beverages

Spain Booth - selling cuisine and beverages

New Orleans Booth - selling cuisine and beverages

Brazil Booth - selling cuisine and beverages

Macau Creative Pavilion

Manchester United Goal Kicking Arena

Qube – Children’s Corner

Beer and Wine Garden x 2 located on the lower jetty areas

Main stage for entertainment and performances

Gondola rides around the lagoon waterways

Sidewalk artists

Portuguese speaking association booths (Brazil, Guinea-Bissau, San Tome)

Entertainment: Capoeira Dancers

SMOS - International Band playing Latin music

Samba Dance performance

Glamour Girls

Capoeira Dancing

Fire eaters and Fire Jugglers

The ‘Executive Band’

Portuguese Dance Troupe

Appassionata

Zico – singer and guitarist

Strolling musicians and Venice characters

Water Ball performers on the lagoon

Moscow juggling twins

Samba Jugglers

Blue Note Band – Latin music

Daily Parade

Macau Elvis

Start Your Show Winners x 3

About The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel

The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel is Macao's first integrated resort featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural icons of Venice, Italy. The Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites, 1.2 million square feet of convention and meeting facilities as well as a 15,000-seat CotaiArena™ designed for world-class sports events and electrifying entertainment. Also at The Venetian Macao is an impressive, 1,800-seat ZAiA™ Theater for the spectacular Cirque du Soleil® production; more than 30 renowned restaurants; the MALO CLINIC Health & Wellness, the incredibly fun Qube indoor playground and more than 300 retailers at The Grand Canal Shoppes. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas, a mini golf course and gondola rides at the outdoor lagoon.