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    The Chicago Cubs are returning to the World Series for the first time in 71 years Comprar Mujer Air Max 97 Shockproof Claro Rosa , a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles -Dodgers giving them a chance to end the longest title drought in North American sports.


    The hard-luck Cubs haven't won the World Series since 1908, and last played in Major League Baseball's championship showcase in 1945.


    But with the victory before 42,386 ecstatic fans at Wrigley Field, the Cubs wrapped up the National League Championship Series (NLCS) four games to two and will face the Cleveland -Indians in the 112th World Series starting on Tuesday in Cleveland.


    The Indians haven't won a World Series title since 1948.


    The Cubs pounced quickly on Dodgers pitching ace Clayton Kershaw, scoring two runs in the first inning to stake Chicago starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks to an early lead.


    After giving up a first-pitch single, Hendricks dominated, facing the minimum number of Dodgers hitters through 7 13 shutout innings.


    Cubs catcher Willson Contreras and Anthony Rizzo both homered off Kershaw as the Dodgers were denied their first trip to the World Series since 1988.


    A Cubs team that won a -major league-leading 103 regular-season games chased Kershaw after five innings. Kershaw Comprar Hombre Air Max 97 OG GS Todos Negras , who pitched seven scoreless innings in a game-two win over the Cubs at Wrigley a week earlier, gave up five runs, four of them earned, on seven hits.


    When the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig grounded into a double play to end the game, Wrigley Field erupted as Cubs -players stormed the mound to -celebrate.


    It was sweet relief for long-suffering Cubs fans, whose team were one win from the World Series in 1984 before San Diego rallied to win three straight games and advance to the Fall Classic.


    In 2003, the Cubs led the NLCS 3-2 and were up 3-0 in the eighth inning of the sixth game when a fan Comprar Hombre Air Max 97 Todos Negras , Steve Bartman, tried to grab a foul ball in the front row of the stands and disrupted a potential leaping catch by Cubs outfielder Moises Alou. The Florida Marlins rallied to win that game and the next, denying the Cubs again.


    Some say the heartache can be traced back to that 1945 World Series, when legend has it Billy Sianis, owner of the Billy Goat Tavern, cursed the club when asked to take his pet goat from the ballpark.


    JINAN, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- As China hosts an international arts festival in its eastern province of Shandong Comprar Air Max 97 OG Undefeated Negras , experts from home and abroad are weighing in on the key for Chinese performers to gain international success.


    The 10th China Arts Festival, which runs from Oct. 11 to Oct. 26, is bringing nearly 2,000 performances, including orchestra concerts, dance shows, musicals and operas from home and abroad to Shandong. But the focus of many at the event has been on how China can develop a domestic cultural industry that remains weak when considered alongside the country's status as the world's second-largest economy.


    "Chinese artists should be more passionate and cultivate works that strike a chord in the hearts of overseas audiences Comprar Air Max 97 OG Undefeated Sail Blancas ," said Yannick Rieu, a Canadian composer and saxophonist who has delighted audiences with his shows at the festival.


    In his view, it would be especially interesting to see works on China's history playing abroad. "China is a country with a long history and rich cultural resources, but few works about its glorious past have been seen in the international cultural field until now," Rieu told Xinhua.


    Since 2002, Chinese central authorities have encouraged reforms in the country's cultural sector. A blueprint to strengthen the arts was formulated at the sixth plenary session of the 17th Communist Party of China Central Committee in 2011, stressing that culture is emerging as an important part of the country's competitiveness.


    Under the drive for reform Comprar Air Max 97 OG Undefeated Militia Verde , theaters have aimed to expand their influence abroad in recent years.


    As one of China's leading troupes, the Shanghai Ballet has tasted the sweetness of overseas success. "Our adaptation of 'Jane Eyre' has been staged five times in England since its debut in November 2012, with a revenue of about 50,000 yuan (8,205 U.S. dollars) for each performance," said He Dong, production manager with the troupe.


    This points to the value of investment in this field. "We spent more than 4 million yuan on the adaptation of 'Jane Eyre Comprar Hombre Air Max 97 Todos Blancas ,' but the cost was recovered within a year," according to He.


    The China Opera and Dance Theatre, which is a national-level troupe, has also attached great importance to international touring.


    "Previous overseas performances were largely organized by cultural authorities, with a cast of about 20 to 30 performers each time," said Fan Ming, deputy director of the troupe's performance center. The China Opera and Dance Theatre Comprar Air Max 97 Summit White , however, will organize for an acting team of more than 100 people to perform in three cities in Australia next month.


    Fan said that exploration of the overseas market has just started, and added that "Confucius," a song and dance drama about the ancient Chinese thinker, is in rehearsal and will target foreign audiences.


    Like Yannick Rieu, He Dong believes that there is appetite for more Chinese elements in performances abroad. "We should recommend more unique Chinese works, such as folk music Comprar Hombre Air Max 97 OG GS Army Verde Negras , to attract a foreign audience," the production manager urged, while also saying that government support is necessary for the arts to spread beyond China.H While the exotic nature of Chinese culture could in many cases attract audiences in other countries, there are some styles of performance that would not appeal. For example, Chinese theater's emphasis on stage art over story is cited as an obstacle.


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