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April 16, 2014: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Moves to London, Gefilte Fish Shortage Disrupts Passover Menus, Boston Commemorates Bombing Anniversary


1. VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW MOVES TO LONDON: Victoria’s Secret announced Tuesday that its fashion show will relocate to London from New York. The company said it had been considering the move since 1998 to gain wider recognition for the brand in the United Kingdom. The Telegraph: “The show, which usually takes place in New York but has also been staged in Cannes, is one of the most-watched catwalk events in the world. … Planning and styling has already started for the show, which will be staged at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre on December 2.” http://bit.ly/1hHsFop

2. GEFILTE FISH SHORTAGE DISRUPTS PASSOVER MENUS: Caterers and home chefs are facing a shortage of whitefish, a key ingredient in the traditional Passover dish of gefilte fish. Experts trace the shortage to this year’s brutally cold winter, which caused most of the Great Lakes to freeze over and complicated fishing efforts. Associated Press: “’Everybody's pulling their hair out,’ said Kevin Dean, co-owner of Superior Fish Co., a wholesaler near Detroit whose latest shipment provided just 75 pounds of whitefish although he requested 500 pounds. ‘I’ve never seen it this bad this time of year.’” http://huff.to/1ey4BUz

3. BOSTON COMMEMORATES BOMBING ANNIVERSARY: Marking the one-year anniversary of the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, officials led by Vice President Joe Biden participated in a ceremony at the Hynes Convention Center, which also featured performances from the Boston Pops and Boston Children's Chorus. USA Today: “At the end of the event, most of the 2,700 survivors, first responders, their family members and officials gathered at the finish line in a steady rain. At the moment of silence—2:49 p.m. ET, the time the first bomb exploded—only the sound of raindrops hitting umbrellas could be heard. Church bells rang. An American flag was raised. Bagpipes sang their mournful song.” http://usat.ly/1qGJpgY

* LOCAL NEWS *

COAST TO COAST:  Size in the Park, an electronic dance music show, will be May 17 at a location that fans can figure out by tweeting #SITP1705. With each tweet, the world map found on sizeinthepark.com will zoom closer to this year’s location. After 10,000 tweets, the map will be fully zoomed, revealing the venue and city.

BOSTON:  The Boston Marathon and its related events are expected to generate $175.8 million in spending for the greater Boston area. MassLive: http://bit.ly/P3JsoX

CHICAGO:  Bub City will host its second annual Windy City Smokeout July 11-13. The festival will offer Southern-style fare and live country music.

LAS VEGAS:  Fremont Street Experience has added 3 Doors Down to the Rock of Vegas summer concert series. The band is slated to perform a free concert on June 14.

LOS ANGELES:  The L.A. Modernism Show & Sale will take place at a new location, 3Labs Studio in Culver City. The opening night party April 25 will benefit P.S. Arts.

The Groundwork Coffee Company is the new official coffee supplier to the AEG Facilities-operated Los Angeles Convention Center.

Local event listings from Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/losangeles

NEW YORK:  Quince Imaging is planning a 3-D projection mapping display during halftime at the Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center.

Racines, a wine bar and restaurant with a location in Paris, opens in TriBeCa today. The menu features contemporary French dishes from Michelin-starred executive chef Frédéric Duca.

Hudson River Park's RiverRocks music series, staged at Pier 84, announced its lineup, which features United Kingdom-based bands Teenage Fanclub, Wild Beasts, and Temples.

Local event listings from Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/newyork

SAN FRANCISCO:  Hotel Riu San Francisco reopens today after a six-month renovation. The property now has 165 guest rooms and a “wellness zone” with a gym and a small spa.

TORONTO:  The SheDot Festival, which showcases female comedians, comes to Toronto May 1-4. The festival takes place at the Comedy Bar; there’s also a closing-night gala at the Opera House.

WASHINGTON, D.C.:  The Benjamin brothers, who have autism and star in MTV’s show True Life Presents: The Benjamins, will appear at a reception April 23 at the Graham Georgetown.

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With contributions from Jenny Berg in Chicago, Alesandra Dubin in Los Angeles, Mitra Sorrells in Orlando, and Beth Kormanik, Jill Menze, and Anna Sekula in New York.

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