Haunted Castles and Vlad The Impaler. Happy Halloween! (VIDEOS)

Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia


Dracula the movie, 2006.


Haunted Castles in the United Kingdom





Happy Halloween!


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Tour East Sussex. (VIDEOS)

On October 31, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh arrived in East Sussex for a one-day visit to the region.

This morning Her Majesty and the duke visited the West Quay Fisheries in Newhaven where they “…were shown more than 40 varieties of fish caught off the Sussex coast by a local fleet…” according to the London Evening Standard.  Thereafter, Her Majesty and the duke arrived in Beddingham to open the “…new £5 million 68-bed youth hostel at South Downs National Park.”

Soon, Her Majesty and the duke arrived in Lewes where they visited Harveys Brewery.  After a nice lunch they made their way to Brighton where Her Majesty officially opened the “…new historical resource center for East Sussex and Brighton and Hove…” known as The Keep.

For more information about today’s tour of East Sussex please click herehere, and here.

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TIMs Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Host a Garden Party. (VIDEOS)

On Thursday, October 31, 2013, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan accompanied by His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan, Their Imperial Highnesses Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko of Japan, and Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Hitachi of Japan, hosted an autumn garden party at the Akasaka Imperial Gardens in Tokyo.

HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco Attends the 2013 Princess Grace Awards Gala.

VogueUSCharlenetrc1On the evening of October 30, 2013, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco arrived at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City to attend the 2013 Princess Grace Awards Gala.

During this evening’s event 24 awards were presented to various emerging artists in theater, dance and film.  And, the winners of the 2013 Princess Grace Awards went to: 

Sathya Sridharan
Theater Scholarship, Grace Le Vine Theater Award
New York University, Tisch School of the Arts

Dustin Wills
Theater Scholarship, Lynn Wyatt Theater Award
Yale University

Carrie Morris
Theater Apprenticeship, Faberge Theater Award
PuppetART Detroit

Maechi Aharanwa
Theater Fellowship, Gant Gaither Theater Award
Classical Theatre of Harlem

Lila Neugebauer
Theater Fellowship, Robert and Gloria Hausman Theater Award
Actors Theatre of Louisville

Kristen Robinson
Theater Fellowship, Pierre Cardin Award
Westport Country Playhouse

Jiehae Park
Playwriting Fellowship
New Dramatists

Alexander L. Anderson
Dance Scholarship, Alexander Moore Bayer Dance Award
The Juilliard School-Dance Division

Skylar P. Brandt
Dance Fellowship
American Ballet Theatre

Courtney A. Henry
Dance Fellowship, Chris Hellman Dance Award
Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Talli Jackson
Dance Fellowship
New York Live Arts

Rachelle Anais Scott
Dance Fellowship
Cedar Lake Ballet

Rosie Herrera
Choreography Fellowship
Ballet Hispanico

Loni Landon
Choreography Fellowship

Robyn Mineko Williams
Choreography Fellowship
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Thalia Fry
Undergraduate Film Scholarship, Charles Evans Film Award
California Institute of the Arts

Kendal Hockin
Undergraduate Film Scholarship
Pacific Northwest College of Art

Devyn Manibo
Undergraduate Film Scholarship
Hampshire College

Niav Conty
Graduate Film Scholarship, Srichand Parmanand Hinduja Film Award
City College of New York

Whitney Elise Johnston
Graduate Film Scholarship, Cary Grant Film Award
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Richard Wiebe
Graduate Film Scholarship, John J. Johnson Film Award
University of Iowa

Javier Roberto Carlos Briones
Princess Grace JustFilms Documentary Award
San Francisco State University

Ciara L. Lacy
Princess Grace JustFilms Documentary Award
Sundance Institute

Sergio Mata’u Rapu
Princess Grace JustFilms Documentary Award
Pacific Islanders in Communication

Carter Redwood
Theater Honorarium
Carnegie Mellon University

Bailey L. Rosa
Theater Honorarium
The Theatre School at DePaul University

Aaron White
Theater Honorarium
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble

Taylor Dunne
Graduate Film Scholarship
University of Colorado

Lena I. Jackson
Graduate Film Scholarship
University of California, Santa Cruz

Jonathan King
Graduate Film Scholarship

David Romberg
Graduate Film Scholarship
Temple University

Nora Sweeney
Graduate Film Scholarship
California Institute of the Arts

Natalie Y. Tsui
Graduate Film Scholarship
San Francisco State University

Peter Franco
Undergraduate Film Scholarship
Carleton College

Louva Hartwell
Princess Grace JustFilms Documentary Honorarium
Institute of American Indian Arts

Claire K. Miyamoto
Princess Grace JustFilms Documentary Honorarium
University of California, Santa Cruz

Special Project Awards, Works in Progress Residencies at the Baryshnikov Arts Center and the Choreography Mentorship Co-Commission (CMCC) Awards (in its inaugural year) are grants available to past Princess Grace Awards winners and Honoraria recipients for uniquely significant projects that advance their artistic development.

Esy Casey
Chinonye Chukwu
Eric Kupers
Zoe Scofield
Stephanie Spray
Maureen Towey

Camille A. Brown
Hana Sooyeon Kim
Kaneza Schaal

Alex Ketley at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC)

The 2013 Prince Rainier III Award, which recognizes a renowned leader in the arts whose own accomplishments are coupled with demonstrated service to the performing arts, went to legendary actress Ms. Cicely Tyson.

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