Lapping the 4.048 mile track in just 2:15,17 minutes, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS sets a new benchmark time in Elkhart Lake
ATLANTA, April 30, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- The Porsche 911 GT2 RS has set a new production car lap record at Road America, completing the 4.048 mile road course with its 14 turns and multiple elevation changes in just 2:15,17 minutes. 24 Hours of Daytona and Le Mans class winner David Donohue took to the wheel of the 911 GT2 RS in favorable weather conditions and only needed two laps to do so, underscoring not just the track capability, but also the approachability of the car.
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS also recorded an impressive lap time of 2:18,57 minutes at the same track after only a few laps. Once again, both cars took to the track on road-legal and Porsche-approved Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R N0 tires. Racelogic was on-site to record and validate the lap time, vehicle telemetry, and video utilizing the VBOX Video HD2 system.
Premium lounges offer new level of comfort to travelers at fastest growing U.S. airport
ONTARIO, Calif., April 29, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- The second of two premium lounges planned for Ontario International Airport (ONT) is now welcoming airline passengers, local officials announced today. Accessible for all air travelers, the newly constructed Escape Lounge features local gourmet cuisine and first-rate customer service in nearly 2,800 square feet in Terminal 4, which serves American Airlines and Southwest Airlines.
Escape Lounges are all-inclusive premium airport lounges open to all passengers offering a wide variety of amenities including hot and cold food and beverages, plush and relaxing seating with ample power outlets, high-speed Wi-Fi, up-to-the-second flight information and access to national and local newspapers.
The first Escape Lounge located in Terminal 2 has been well-received by visitors since its January grand opening. One frequent traveler who identified herself as Sabrina from Ontario said, "I travel three weeks a month and I was just delighted with this place!" Staff are "attentive, friendly, professional and efficient. And I cannot say enough about the quality of the food or service."
Menu offerings for the ONT lounges are developed by the award-winning Henry Gonzalez, Executive Chef and Owner of Spaggi's, the popular Upland, CA, restaurant.
"The Escape Lounges truly add a new level of comfort with a distinct local flavor to the ONT experience," said Mark Thorpe, chief executive officer of the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA). "Chef Henry has been dishing creative food options focusing on locally sourced ingredients for two decades and his culinary imagination is sure to generate rave reviews among our airport customers."
Under a 10-year agreement approved by the airport authority, MAG USA designed, built and is operating both of ONT's common-use Escape Lounges. MAG USA's investment totaling $4 million is the latest chapter of the redevelopment of ONT into a world class aviation gateway.
Escape Lounges are part of the American Express Global Lounge CollectionSM giving American Express® Platinum Card® Members complimentary access, along with 2 guests, to all U.S. locations. For others wishing to enjoy the lounge, the fee for entry at the door will be $45 plus tax. A $5 discount will be applied to reservations made online at EscapeLounges.com prior to arrival.
"We are thrilled to open our second Escape Lounge at Ontario International Airport. ONT should be commended for their commitment to offering travelers a truly premium airport experience," said Martin Jones, President and CEO of MAG USA (US subsidiary of the parent company of Escape Lounges).
Escape Lounges are also located in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Oakland International Airport, Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Bradley International Airport near Hartford, CT, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in South Carolina, and T.F. Green Airport near Providence, RI with at least 5 more locations scheduled to open in 2019. Locations to be announced soon. Additional information is posted at www.EscapeLounges.com.
New Box Set Presents ARS' Eight Remastered Polydor Albums with Several Mono Mixes and Single Edits Making Their CD Release Debuts
LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 31, Polydor/UMe will release Atlanta Rhythm Section: 'The Polydor Years,' a new 8CD box set collecting the band's albums released by Polydor Records between 1974 and 1980. All eight albums have been newly remastered for the collection by Andy Pearce and Matt Wortham. The box set also includes 22 mono mixes and single edits – previously unreleased on CD -- for several ARS hits and fan favorites.
The Polydor Years features the albums Third Annual Pipe Dream (plus five bonus tracks); Dog Days (plus one bonus track); Red Tape (plus two bonus tracks); A Rock and Roll Alternative (plus four bonus tracks); Champagne Jam (plus five bonus tracks); Underdog (plus four bonus tracks); Are You Ready?; and The Boys from Doraville (plus one bonus track). The CDs are housed in a clamshell box with an extensive booklet featuring new liner notes and detailed album annotations.
Pre-order Atlanta Rhythm Section: The Polydor Years: https://ARS.lnk.to/ThePolydorYears
Formed in 1970 by former members of the Candymen and the Classics IV, Atlanta Rhythm Section (ARS) became the session band for Studio One recording studio in Doraville, Georgia, near Atlanta. While also playing on other artists' recordings, ARS recorded its first two albums for Decca: 1972's Atlanta Rhythm Section and 1973's Back Up Against the Wall.
ARS' first album with Polydor, Third Annual Pipe Dream, was released in 1974. It climbed to number 74 on the Billboard200 albums chart and gave the group its first hit, "Doraville," which reached Billboard's Top 40. "Angel" was also released as a single and reached No. 79. Dog Days was released in 1975, followed by Red Tape in April 1976. Its single, "Free Spirit," peaked at No. 85.
Released in December 1976, A Rock and Roll Alternative peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200, fueled by the hit single "So Into You," which reached No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. Two other singles from the album, "Georgia Rhythm" and "Neon Nites," charted at No. 68 and No. 42, respectively.
Atlanta Rhythm Section's success and fame were steadily building. Released in January 1978, the Champagne Jamalbum hit No. 7 on the Billboard 200 and was certified Platinum. The album's top single, "Imaginary Lover," peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100, while its title track and "I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight" charted at No. 43 and No. 14, respectively. The album's first track, "Large Time," was ARS' tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd following the band's tragic plane crash in October 1977.
Atlanta Rhythm Section and Lynyrd Skynyrd had been tagged as successors to the Allman Brothers Band, carrying the Southern Rock mantle. With broader musical influences and hits of a softer pop style, ARS considered the Southern Rock label a mixed blessing. They opened U.S. concerts for The Rolling Stones and The Who, and in June 1978, they performed at the U.K.'s Knebworth Festival, sharing the bill with Genesis, Jefferson Starship, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and other top acts. That September, ARS staged their own "Champagne Jam" festival in Atlanta, which also featured Santana, the Doobie Brothers, and Eddie Money, among others.
Released in June 1979, Underdog reached No. 26 on the Billboard 200 and was quickly certified Gold by the RIAA. The album had two Top 20 Billboard singles: "Do It or Die" (No. 19) and "Spooky" (No. 17), a re-recording of the Classics IV's No. 3 hit from 1968. ARS recorded a live performance at Studio One for their double LP, Are You Ready?, released in October 1979. The album features performances of the band's top hits and other popular tracks, including the fan favorite "Another Man's Woman." Atlanta Rhythm Section's final album with Polydor, The Boys From Doraville, was released in August 1980. In the years since, ARS has released six more albums and they continue to perform live.
Atlanta Rhythm Section: The Polydor Years [8CD box set]
Third Annual Pipe Dream
2. Jesus Hearted People
3. Close the Door
4. Blues in Maude's Flat
5. Join the Race
6. Angel (What in The World's Come Over Us)
7. Get Your Head Out of Your Heart
8. The War Is Over
9. Help Yourself
10. Who You Gonna Run To
11. Angel (What in The World's Come Over Us) – Mono Edit
12. Angel (What in The World's Come Over Us) – Single Edit
13. Doraville – Mono Edit
14. Doraville – Single Edit
15. Get Your Head Out of Your Heart – Mono Edit
2. Boogie Smoogie
3. Cuban Crisis
4. It Just Ain't Your Moon
5. Dog Days
6. Bless My Soul (Instrumental)
7. Silent Treatment
8. All Night Rain
9. Crazy – Mono Edit
2. Mixed Emotions
4. Police! Police!
5. Beautiful Dreamer
6. Oh, What A Feeling
7. Free Spirit
8. Another Man's Woman
9. Free Spirit – Mono Edit
10. Jukin – Mono Edit
A Rock and Roll Alternative
1. Sky High
2. Hitch-Hikers' Hero
3. Don't Miss the Message
4. Georgia Rhythm
5. So Into You
6. Outside Woman Blues
7. Everybody Gotta Go
8. Neon Nites
9. So Into You – Mono Edit
10. So Into You – Single Edit
11. Neon Nites – Mono Edit
12. Neon Nites – Single Edit
1. Large Time
2. I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight
3. Normal Love
4. Champagne Jam
5. Imaginary Lover
6. The Ballad of Lois Malone
7. The Great Escape
9. Champagne Jam – Mono Edit
10. Imaginary Lover – Mono Edit
11. Imaginary Lover – Single Edit
12. I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight – Mono Edit
13. I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight – Single Edit
1. Do It or Die
2. Born Ready
3. I Hate the Blues / Let's Go Get Stoned
4. Indigo Passion
5. While Time Is Left
6. It's Only Music
8. My Song
9. Indigo Passion – Single Edit
10. Large Time – Single Edit
11. Back Up Against the Wall – Single Edit
12. Spooky – Single Edit
Are You Ready?
1. Sky High
2. Champagne Jam
3. I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight
4. Large Time
5. Back Up Against the Wall
6. Angel (What in The World's Come Over Us)
8. Imaginary Lover
10. Another Man's Woman
11. Georgia Rhythm
12. So Into You
13. Long Tall Sally
The Boys from Doraville
1. Cocaine Charlie
2. Next Year's Rock & Roll
3. I Ain't Much
4. Putting My Faith in Love
5. Rough at The Edges
6. Silver Eagle
8. Try My Love
9. Strictly R & R
10. I Ain't Much – Single Edit
The latest "Only at Hualalai" experience showcases unique Resort-grown oyster and shrimp program, supplying the freshest seafood to the Resort's restaurants
KONA, Hawaii, April 26, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- Four Seasons Resort Hualalai announces innovative new experience showcasing the Resort's on-site oyster and shrimp program. The Hualalai Seafood Experience invites guests to explore one piece of the hyper-local philosophy that guides the food and beverage program. The Resort has been growing and harvesting its own Kumamoto and Pacific oysters for over four years, and recently introduced Pacific white shrimp to the long list of products that are grown at Hualalai.
The Hualalai Seafood Experience starts with a visit to Punawai Pond, inspired by ancient Hawaiian fishing ponds, and located adjacent to the Resort's golf course. Led by a marine naturalist, guests will receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the pond and learn about how oysters are thriving within it. A pond-side oyster and champagne tasting completes the visit to the picturesque, sustainable pond. Guests will then head to the Resort's Herb Garden, where a Resort chef will share the inter-workings of the shrimp pens and invite guests to catch their own shrimp.
To end the day, a five-course dinner is created for the guests based on their personal preferences at an ocean-front, sunset location at 'ULU Ocean Grill + Sushi Lounge. The dinner will showcase Hualalai oysters and shrimp, as well as other local produce and seafood.
The Hualalai Seafood Experience can be booked on Friday or Saturdays through the concierge with 72 hour notice. The experience costs USD 385++ per person for 2 to 6 people. For more information or to book please visit www.fourseasons.com/hualalai or call (808)325-8000.
MagellanTV, a streaming documentary service, brings smart, curated programming to Apple iOS, Google Play, Roku and Fire TV
Over 2,000 of the world's best titles in history, science, space, crime and more
WASHINGTON, April 25, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- MagellanTV, a new global streaming video service, is bringing high-quality documentaries to viewers attracted to the great stories of History, Science, and Civilization.
Dubbed "Television Worth WatchingTM," MagellanTV offers one of the deepest collections of factual content available, with an expertly curated selection of movies and series in the genres of History, Biography, Science & Tech, Space, Nature, War, Crime & Mystery and Culture. Special features include numerous historical dramas, and a growing slate of 4k and original programming.
MagellanTV has recently launched across a suite of platforms, including iOS and Android, Fire TV, Roku, Comcast and the website MagellanTV. Additional platforms are being added throughout 2019.
The launch of MagellanTV reflects a growing popular hunger for well-produced, Ad-Free programming that provides authentic information about globally important topics. According to Thomas Lucas, MagellanTV co-founder, "Our new service exemplifies the great traditions of documentary filmmaking: the quest to capture unique imagery, venture into the unknown, and tell compelling stories based on the insights of historians, scientists, and explorers."
Greg Diefenbach, MagellanTV co-founder added, "Many people want to explore deep questions about history, nature and the universe. Cutting-edge video technology can make that all easy to find, and easy to share. And that's what MagellanTV is all about."
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