High Performance Golf’s professionals—who call on more than 25 years of collective experience—help golfers to hone their game by using advanced technology to break down swings. The golf pros use video analysis, K-Vest 3-D motion-capture systems, and launch monitors to dissect each pupil’s mechanics and sweaty palm tendencies. The data generated by these systems enables the instructors to develop personalized plans for students' improvement, helping them to reach goals more efficiently in private and group lessons. The professionals incorporate training exercises for specific muscle groups, and their facility lets students practice indoors or at an outdoor range. Additionally, High Performance Golf’s PGA Tour simulator invites players to swing through the fairways of famous courses without having to wrestle the feral caddies that lurk in their water hazards.
As Rochester’s improv-comedy source, Village Idiots' professional instructors churn out amusement and crash courses in the art of extemporaneous entertainment. Throughout the 90-minute introductory workshop, comedy gurus instruct aspiring court jesters on how to think on their feet and act without fear through a series of funny-bone-building exercises. Basic improv and acting games help participants unleash talents useful on stage and off, such as enhanced storytelling, confidence in front of others, and the ability to finally make goldfish laugh. Serious improv students can also sharpen their skills as they learn fundamental improvisation techniques from practicing professionals, casting off the humor-hindering shackles of self-restraint and earning giggles through hilarious trial and error. Spontaneity is invariably stimulated in these workshops, which work like inhibition-impairing electrodes that dull the senses and invite onlookers to chortle recklessly.
For more than 30 years, Barry Manilow has romanced the airwaves and the hearts of millions worldwide with his ethereal melodies, relentless showmanship, and touching sincerity. With his ageless, silky voice, Barry’s continues to tug the heartstrings of boomers and bloomers with his timeless tunes, including “Mandy,” “Copacabana (At The Copa),” and “Could It Be Magic.” For this very special Florida visit, the magnanimous BankUnited Center is proud to host Barry Manilow along with his razzling, dazzling cast and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.
The New You Body Wraps & Wellness Center’s detoxifying body wraps imbue skin with healing minerals and moisturizers that trim away at the body’s edges and enhance overall energy. Known as the “mummy” wrap for its extensive use of bandages soaked in an alkaline-water solution, the Suddenly Slender mineral body wrap swathes skin from toe to Egyptian headdress. The two-hour treatment can help restore hydration and electrolytes, reduce the appearance of cellulite, and shed more inches than a ruler made of snakeskin. A large, hand-painted mural stretches across the interior wall, infusing the spa with a fitting dose of nature as patrons emerge from their cocoons like so many slenderized butterflies.
The beverage slingers at Marshall Street Bar & Grill draw from a full-service bar and a wide selection of draft beers while sating appetites with a menu of classic pub fare served in a friendly, neighborhood atmosphere. Diners can toast to a new job or a new phase of the lunar cycle over frosty glasses of Saranac pomegranate wheat or Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald. Hops play starring role in the Three Heads Skunk Black IPA , and Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy and Sierra Nevada Summerfest pay delicious homage to the dog days. After moistening palates, patrons can dig into the Kilauea Volcano plate, a flavorful eruption of chicken fingers, a sloppy joe, and a choice of two meat or vegetarian entrees. Choose from a main course smorgasbord of a hot dog, hamburger, pulled pork, or an additional sloppy joe, or harvest their plant-kingdom cousins: the veggie dog, veggie burger, or veggie sloppy joe. Fries, macaroni salad, jalapeño queso, and hot sauce finish the cornacopious spread.
For more than 25 years, Kiddie Kollege has fostered a love of learning in kids age 6 weeks–12 years, offering safe, nurturing day-care programs led by a caring and experienced staff. Staff members develop individual schedules for each child age 6 weeks–18 months, curious kids 18 months–3 years develop their motor coordination and confidence with structured activities, and preschool kids, age 3–5, participate in a storybook-based curriculum that introduces literacy, language, math, and science. Staff members assess each child twice a year to identify developing skills and needs. Kids age 5–12 build friendships and academic skills with book readings, games, and field trips, along with supervised science experiments where they'll learn how to transmogrify homework about physics into homework about fudgsicles. The staff-to-child ratio is four to one for infants, five to one for toddlers, eight to one for preschoolers, and ten to one for school-aged children.