Author: Barb Teed

Ice Castles at Mall of America wow visitors

Ice Castles at the Mall of America Barb Teed /Photos: Jeff Rutherford Although the attraction is named “Ice Castles,” visitors expecting a more traditional, Winter-Carnival-style castle with blocks of ice stacked one on top of another will experience a different sight. Ice Castles gives an appearance of a fortress of ice rising straight out of the ground, said co-owners and Utah residents Brent Christensen and Ryan Davis in their proposal to the City of Bloomington. So unique is their fortress of ice that Christensen and Davis have a patent pending on their method. Icicle harvesting Icicles are created and...

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90th Academy Awards: Jimmy Kimmel returns as host

For a second consecutive year, late-night talk show favorite Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars telecast and Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will produce, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. The 90th Academy Awards will air live on the ABC Television Network and broadcast outlets worldwide on Oscar Sunday, March 4, 2018. “Jimmy proved, from his opening monologue all the way through a finale we could never have imagined, that he is one our finest hosts in Oscar history,” said Boone Isaacs. Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of the Emmy-winning “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,”...

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