The News Review:
- James Brown: 1933 — 2006.
- Flip Side gives you a list of reasons to wear uncomfortable shoes on…
- The power of pop rules in 2006
- A stroll around soggy grounds and a search for the perfect table.
- “Review : Testimony (CCDC Hong Kong)”
James Brown: 1933 — 2006.
Free with registration – Chicago Tribune – AccessMyLibrary.com – Dec 26, 2006
” If there is a lingering popular image of Brown it is of that exotic possessed entertainer. He was the “Hardest Working Man in Show Business” with buckets of sweat soaking through his suit makeup and pompadour. There were the hot-foot dance steps the flying splits in polished boots and finales with a cape draped across his shoulders. n stage he didn’t so much sing as scream grunt and growl like a libido gone haywire. But that image is a cliche. Brown was a great showman but he was no cartoon. That he was demonized by legal troubles didn’t help but he was no circus act.
Flip Side gives you a list of reasons to wear uncomfortable shoes on…
Boston Globe – Dec 26, 2006
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The power of pop rules in 2006
West Australian – The West Australian – Dec 26, 2006
The power of pop was perhaps best illustrated by the success of Human Natures Motown tribute albums reworking classic pop and dance tunes that date back to the 60s. Human Nature was just one of the Australian artists to rack up a No 1 entry on the Australian Record Industry Association’s album singles and DVD charts over the past year. Hilltop Hoods gave rap an Australian flavour while dance and hip hop also continued to make an impact on the charts. TV Rock spent five weeks at the top of the charts with their nightclub favourite Flaunt It. Melbourne pop dance outfit Rogue Traders also enjoyed massive success as did Brisbane sister act The Veronica’s with their catchy tunes. “The charts this year have been very young very TV orientated very hip hop very rap” said Baker. Encouragingly much of that has been Australian music… “That said a number of Australian rock bands rose to the fore this year including Eskimo Joe and Youth Group. Perhaps most prominent was Wolfmother which blitzed the ARIA awards with trophies for best group best rock album and breakthrough artist album for its self-titled debut. ne other big winner at the ARIAs was Bernard Fanning who took a break from rock outfit Powderfinger to pursue his solo career. From five nominations Fanning claimed two of the most prestigious categories winning best male artist and album of the year for Tea and Sympathy. After 18 months solo Fanning says he’s returning to the band which is working on its sixth album for release in 2007. “Powderfinger is writing again and we are going to make a record very soon.
A stroll around soggy grounds and a search for the perfect table.
Free with registration – South Florida Sun-Sentinel – AccessMyLibrary.com – Dec 26, 2006
Petersburg Russia and wore a white smock. Walleyed pike grilled on sticks outside Fischer-Vroni and toy horses hung from suspended wheels in the awakening Hippodrom. A cook from Mozambique took a break in the Augustiner-Festhalle which was a break from his regular job at a Munich hospital. In a service shed outside Kafer more mountain chalet than bannered beer hall a sweat-shirted wait staff huddled from the rain. I asked the young woman what she was reading. “‘The Peter Principle’” she said. “I’m an economics student.
“Review : Testimony (CCDC Hong Kong)”
Ballet Magazine – Dec 26, 2006
co Postings – Review : Testimony (CCDC Hong Kong). Testimony choreographed by Helen Lai for City Contemporary Dance Company is a fitting tribute on the centenary of his birth. The first half of the production deals with Shostakovich’s life opening with his days as a silent film accompanist with a surprise for the audience when the pianist stops playing Tea for Two (unforgettably included by Shostakovich in his ballet score The Golden Age) and starts to dance revealing himself as CCDC’s Chan Yi Jing. The music passes to three exceptional musicians Nancy Loo Leung Kin Fung and Monica Siu with a superb rendering of the Piano Trio No. 2 as award-winning actor Lee Chun Chow takes the stage in the role of Shostakovich. The combination of dance theatre and video is used to great effect with many references to Shakespeare’s Hamlet and King Lear for which Shostakovich composed music… 2 as award-winning actor Lee Chun Chow takes the stage in the role of Shostakovich. The combination of dance theatre and video is used to great effect with many references to Shakespeare’s Hamlet and King Lear for which Shostakovich composed music. The choreography is filled with images of being bound and struggling to break free and the final movement featuring the whole company with an ingenious use of chairs is outstanding. The second half set to the magnificent Chamber Symphony pus 110a is all dance. Wearing dark coats over long white dresses a group of women gaze to the horizon and stretch out their hands in longing for their men who have gone to war. The men return but despite the women’s pleading do not stay.