American band to rock it out in Tel Aviv on July 6; fans can also see heavy metal band ‘Lamb of God’ take stage week earlier
Another band on its way to Israel : American progressive metal band “Symphony X” is expected to take the stage and rock it out on July 6 at Tel Aviv Port’s Hangar 11.
The first hundred people to purchase a ticket will only pay NIS 249 ($67), after which the price will go up.
Concert goers can also buy a two-in-one ticket for the price of NIS 450 ($121) too see both “Symphony X” and American heavy metal band “Lamb Of God,” which is set to perform onstage a week earlier.
New Jersey-based band “Symphony X”, founded in 1994, often combines classical music and metal tunes. The band has won the hearts of progressive rock fans around the world.
They will arrive in Israel following last June’s release of their eighth album, “Iconoclast,” which received raving reviews.
President joins world of social networking, launches Israeli, international Facebook pages with help of Mark Zuckerberg
The president of the State of Israel is joining Facebook and is set to receive a near-royal welcome. Shimon Peres is planning on taking advantage of the social network to call on citizens of the world to ask him questions through his official page on the site and even to suggest ideas that could promote peace in the Middle East.
Peres’ page in its Israeli version will be launched on Friday and the international version will be launched with more pomp and ceremony at the Facebook headquarters in San Francisco.
The initiative is part of a new project to promote peace. Its main goal is to create communication with citizens of countries that Israel does not necessarily have diplomatic relations with, with an emphasis on younger citizens from Arab countries. The plan aims to enable them to propose ideas on possible methods of bringing people, rather than just countries, closer.
The president is expected to set out for a visit to the US during which, on March 6, he will visit the Facebook headquarters in the Silicone Valley where he will meet with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Peres will also give an interview which will be transmitted live on Facebook Live. Facebook members from around the world will get the opportunity to ask the president personal questions.
As part of preparations for the launch, the President’s Residence asked musician Noy Alooshe – who was responsible for the Gaddafi ‘Zenga Zenga’ clip – to produce a video clip that would be broadcast on social networks in which Peres asks web surfers to be his friends on Facebook. The clip, Be my Friends for Peace will be premiered when Peres visits the Facebook offices.
Yet Peres’ cyber campaign doesn’t stop there. The President’s Residence noted that they are preparing to launch the project “Peres 360″ which will see him becoming “available” 24 hours a day on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and the President’s Residence.
The social networks will be synchronized to allow maximum accessibility to the president’s activity in real time.
“Launching a Facebook page for the president is an extremely important move to strengthening the ties between the president and the broad public throughout the globe,” added the Director General of the President’s Residence Efrat Duvdevani, “and it will form a platform to promote President Peres’ vision of peace while offering positive exposure for the State of Israel.”
Gadot had her first time experience of leaving her daughter just a few weeks ago, when she flew to Budapest to film a commercial for the alcoholic beverage brand ‘Captain Morgan,’ which is directed by Hollywood director Todd Field (who’s, by the way, rumored to direct Leonardo DiCaprio’s next movie), and show her in a very Downtown-Abbey-like gown. When she came back to Israel, she immediately got to work on a future TV series, ‘Kehilat Kodesh Katmandu’ (‘Katmandu Holy Community’) in which she plays the lead part. Abbanibi has learned that Gadot will be heading to Germany in the summer for the shoot of the ‘Fast & Furious’ movie, but this time she intends to take her daughter (and husband) with her.
Here’re some behind the scenes pictures for you from Gal’s commercial shoot in Budapest.
Gossip and fashion blogs have lately been targeting model/ actress Byrdie Bell more and more, marking her as the next hip thing. The 26 year old blond was on the chicest looks list at the latest Sundance festival, she was named best dressed by Nylon magazine at the Versace & H&M bash in New York and lately she has been filming roles in 2 upcoming big screen movies. Rumor has it that she’s considered for the next Martin Scorsese film, and the New York Times has marked her as one of the 50 new talents of America.
And here’s your Israeli connection: Byrdie was brought to Israel by famous model agent Eyal Malul, during the 2nd season of ‘Big Brother Israel’ that aired in 2009-2010. Bell was brought into the Big Brother house in Jerusalem on January 24, 2010 and was presented to the housemates as a participant in the American version of the show She was brought to the Israeli show as a part of a mission. Byrdie stayed on the show for a week, playing a fake American Big Brother contestant, and then left. During her stay in Israel she learned a little bit of Hebrew and toured around Tel Aviv.
Besides appearing on red carpets and fashion blogs as a socialite personality, it was announced this week that Byrdie will take over as US brand ambassador of the Finnish cosmetics company Lumene. “The power of the arctic ingredients sets Lumene apart – you really see results, which I love,” Bell is quoted on the announcement. So Looks like our Byrdie is on the right track to fame! Good Luck!