takes place – NKFAN http://nkfan.net/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 14:07:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://nkfan.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png takes place – NKFAN http://nkfan.net/ 32 32 Five-day ‘Sibi Mela’ kicks off – Breaking News – The Nation https://nkfan.net/five-day-sibi-mela-kicks-off-breaking-news-the-nation/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 19:03:43 +0000 https://nkfan.net/five-day-sibi-mela-kicks-off-breaking-news-the-nation/ SIBI – An annual five-day ‘Sibi Mela’, a grand historical festival decorated with all the colors of national unity, regional culture and peace was launched on Friday to showcase local culture, in addition to exotic and exotic species of animals. The “Sibi Mela” is celebrated in Balochistan as a festival attended by a large number […]]]>

SIBI – An annual five-day ‘Sibi Mela’, a grand historical festival decorated with all the colors of national unity, regional culture and peace was launched on Friday to showcase local culture, in addition to exotic and exotic species of animals. The “Sibi Mela” is celebrated in Balochistan as a festival attended by a large number of people not only from the province but also from other parts of the country. This will continue until March 8. Sibi Mela not only provides a platform for local farmers and businessmen, but also a source of income for them. The Sibi Mela is also an attractive opportunity to take stock of achievements in agriculture, animal husbandry and push them forward with new determination, a Mela organizer said. Apart from exhibiting, selling and buying livestock, agricultural and industrial exhibitions are also held on this occasion, he added, adding that through this festival, people have also had the opportunity to practice better recreational activities. To make this event a success, various cultural events are held including flower show, national song contest, folk dances, motorbike jumps, horse dances and exhibition of animals like camels, buffaloes and cows, in addition to displaying agricultural and industrial products.

Inaugurated by Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, the Mela has attracted a large number of local political leaders, members of civil society and students, among others. Sibi Mela is a cultural festival that has been held since the 15th century and takes place at the end of every winter and before the advent of the spring seasons. Through this fair, the wealthy of the province get a better market for their livestock where buyers from all over the country buy good and rare breeds of animals in this fair. The Prime Minister appealed to the people to fully participate in this historic celebration and also expressed his best wishes for the best organization of Sibi Mela.

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Ingrid Hagelberg, “Vismaya” Live at Mary D. Fisher Theater January 29 – Sedona.Biz https://nkfan.net/ingrid-hagelberg-vismaya-live-at-mary-d-fisher-theater-january-29-sedona-biz/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 21:24:18 +0000 https://nkfan.net/ingrid-hagelberg-vismaya-live-at-mary-d-fisher-theater-january-29-sedona-biz/ Sedona News – The Mary D. Fisher Theater presents “Songs From My Red Suitcase,” a live multimedia solo performance, featuring Ingrid Hagelberg “Vismaya” on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. Ingrid performed her solo show seven years ago at the Mary D. Fisher Theater, but this show will share new songs and stories from her […]]]>

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Sedona International Film FestivalSedona News – The Mary D. Fisher Theater presents “Songs From My Red Suitcase,” a live multimedia solo performance, featuring Ingrid Hagelberg “Vismaya” on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m.

Ingrid performed her solo show seven years ago at the Mary D. Fisher Theater, but this show will share new songs and stories from her recent adventures as an international jazz/cabaret artist.

Many years ago, Ingrid, a Swedish-born, came to the United States from Europe, with the dream of becoming a singer and performer. Before owning her red suitcase, she traveled lightly, arriving at LAX with her backpack filled with high hopes and big dreams. Ms. Hagelberg was hired to headline John Van Drutten’s Broadway hit ‘I Remember Mama’, a play about a Norwegian immigrant family in the early 1900s. Glendale Center Theater Best Actress.

After traveling the world, recording three CDs and performing in the best venues in Tokyo, Paris, Los Angeles, Warsaw and Frankfurt, she landed in Sedona. In 2010, she released her album, Songs from my red suitcase, which delivers a fine selection of autobiographical songs. His current multimedia show is comprised of a delightful, well-paced monologue with projected visuals and musical interludes, featuring original songs from his albums and a few additional gems. The whole package magically takes you on Ingrid’s personal journey. It is imbued with subtle humor and emotional depth. She presents it all masterfully in a style all her own.

Ms. Hagelberg takes you on a journey down memory lane to her dreams and aspirations as a 5-year-old girl. She exposes her initial fears, insecurities and vulnerabilities, which so far have remained hidden deep within her soul and, by symbolic extension, in her well-traveled red suitcase. Being extremely brave and adventurous, she was able to achieve success from the moment she left home for Paris at the age of 18. Ultimately, Ingrid’s extremely personal journey was one of discovery and creative breakthrough that came, against all odds, from setting powerful intentions.

Her loving embrace of her audience aims to inspire you to listen to your own inner voice and follow your dreams, then respond bravely by stepping into the unknown, despite your doubts and fears. Overall, Ingrid’s story is one of an exuberant leap into the unknown, not just once, but many times. She invites you to come to the Mary D. Fisher Theater to enjoy an intimate evening of storytelling and song. It is sure to warm your heart. You will leave the theater feeling inspired and appreciated, knowing that dreams can come true.

“Songs From My Red Suitcase” with Ingrid Hagelberg “Vismaya” takes place Saturday, January 29 at 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theater. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177 or to order online, visit www.SedonaFilmFestival.org. You can also purchase tickets at the Sedona Film Festival office and the Mary D. Fisher Theater, located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.

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The Off-Central Players Announce Spring 2022 Season https://nkfan.net/the-off-central-players-announce-spring-2022-season/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 04:28:40 +0000 https://nkfan.net/the-off-central-players-announce-spring-2022-season/ After opening their doors seven months ago and five productions now under their belt, The Off-Central Players are heading into 2022 with a spring season schedule for everyone. From stand-up comedy and cabaret to the Shakespeare Festival, musicals and feature films, Bay Area residents can expect something new almost every month. The season begins with […]]]>

After opening their doors seven months ago and five productions now under their belt, The Off-Central Players are heading into 2022 with a spring season schedule for everyone.

From stand-up comedy and cabaret to the Shakespeare Festival, musicals and feature films, Bay Area residents can expect something new almost every month. The season begins with a comedy night on February 5 with Ward Smith and Friends. February 20 brings Michael Horn’s solo performance in MAYDAY Captain Lerro and the Skyway Bridge written by St. Petersburg author Bill DeYoung.

In March, The Big Break Youth Stage presents The Wizard of Oz followed by theater favorite Roxanne Fay in the gripping play Breadcrumbs. April, Saint Peter. Shakes – offers lessons focusing on the acting skills and analysis needed to perform Shakespeare for actors over 18, as well as a birthday celebration for bards. May features a “limited engagement” with the original play, Into The Night, a Theater Exceptional co-production and finally in June, the popular two-handed musical The Last 5 Days. It all takes place at Studio Grand Central, an intimate theatre, gallery and performance venue in the heart of St. Petersburg’s bustling Grand Central district.

The Off Central Players is a non-profit professional theater company that supports and nurtures the artistry of each participant, while honoring their identities, perspectives and traditions that inspire creativity and self-expression with the many performers of St. Petersburg and beyond. . Ward Smith, Production Art Director. For more information on this show, the company and the rest of the season, click www.studiograndcentral.com to learn more.

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Auckland Pride 2022: Your guide to the biggest festival events https://nkfan.net/auckland-pride-2022-your-guide-to-the-biggest-festival-events/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://nkfan.net/auckland-pride-2022-your-guide-to-the-biggest-festival-events/ Tāmaki Makaurau is set to fly the rainbow flag again, as Pride Month approaches. Over 180 events will take place across the region throughout February for Auckland Pride 2022. This year will honor 50 years of pride in Aotearoa, with the festival theme “Ki Te Whai-Ao – By the Light of Dawn”. Abigail Dougherty / […]]]>

Tāmaki Makaurau is set to fly the rainbow flag again, as Pride Month approaches.

Over 180 events will take place across the region throughout February for Auckland Pride 2022.

This year will honor 50 years of pride in Aotearoa, with the festival theme “Ki Te Whai-Ao – By the Light of Dawn”.

Big Gay Out is held in Coyle Park in the Auckland suburb of Pt Chevalier.  (File photo)

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Big Gay Out is held in Coyle Park in the Auckland suburb of Pt Chevalier. (File photo)

Aucklanders will be able to enjoy dance, theatre, music, cabaret, comedy, live art, cinema, drag shows, ballroom, circus, crafts, literary events and public art exhibitions from February 1 to February 27.

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This year the focus is on the arts, with over 90 events in the category – the highest number of artistic offerings since Auckland Pride began.

Here is an overview of some events not to be missed.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Pride in New Zealand.

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of Pride in New Zealand.

The main events:

Tuwheratanga

The Pride festival officially opens with a dawn blessing on February 1. It will begin at 6 a.m. at Albert Park Caretaker’s Cottage.

The blessing is a time to recognize mana whenua and takatāpui as well as to reflect on the history of Pride on its 50th anniversary.

Pride Gala

On February 3, the Pride Gala will take place at Auckland City Hall.

The gala, under the direction of Pride’s new creative director, Elyssia Wilson-Heti, will feature a number of performances to get people into the spirit of the month.

Hosted by 2022 Billy T Award nominee Janaye Henry and Pasifika artist Paul Fagamalo, the gala will include ballroom showcases, circus performance previews Carnies and fags, spoken word, songs and poems.

Te Timatanga

A brand new month-long public arts and culture festival will be held to celebrate the talents of Aotearoa’s takatāpui.

It will host an array of Maori artists throughout central Auckland.

End HIV Big Gay Out

Thousands of people usually attend Big Gay Out.

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Thousands of people usually attend Big Gay Out.

Big Gay Out returns to Pt Chevalier’s Coyle Park on February 13th.

It’s an all-ages event filled with music, markets, House of Aitu’s Vogue thirst ball and what promises to be “the gayest dance party ever.”

A complimentary event ticket and vaccination certificate will be required for entry.

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Pride Director Max Tweedie during the 2021 Pride March in Albert Park.

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Pride Director Max Tweedie during the 2021 Pride March in Albert Park.

This year’s Pride will begin in Albert Park on February 26 at noon.

Gay-owned markets, singing practices and a sign-making station will be available in the park before speeches at the rotunda and a march in Aotea Square.

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The Pride Party takes place towards the end of the month in Aotea Square.

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The Pride Party takes place towards the end of the month in Aotea Square.

Also on February 26 at 6 p.m., the Pride Party will be held in Aotea Square.

Two stages will feature a variety of artists and attendees can enjoy a summer cocktail at one of the area’s licensed bars.

Family events:

Pride Family Picnic

Presented by the Proud Council Centers of Auckland, the Family Picnic takes place on February 12 at 11 a.m., at Craigavon ​​Park in Blockhouse Bay.

There will be bouncy castles, face painting, games and activities. Bring a picnic and a blanket and enjoy the entertainment.

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A free-for-all dance session will be held February 11 at 10 a.m. at the Albany Village Library.

The dance session will be led by two librarians outside in the summer shade. Attendees are encouraged to wear their most festive rainbow attire to show their support for Pride Month.

Theater:

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The Creeps is a dark, semi-improvised one-man show rooted in elements of physical clown theatre.

The show will take place at the Q Theater Loft from February 2 to February 5 at 6:45 p.m.

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Drag cabaret artists Les Femmes are back with a new show.

Drag cabaret sensation Les Femmes is back at Pride with a brand new show.

Accompanied by their seven-piece band, the show goes through a cinematic adventure with musical moments from famous movies.

The show will take place at the Civic Wintergarden on February 10 and 12 from 8 p.m.

The comedy:

No Homo: Queer Comedy

This comedy night will feature some of Aotearoa’s finest queer comedians, including acts from Eli Matthewson, Janaye Henry and James Mustapic.

It will take place on February 10 at the Q Theater Rangatira at 8 p.m.

She crowns

The popular Netflix show The crown has been adapted for the stage in ways you never imagined.

The show will take place at the Basement Theater from February 22-26 at 7:30 p.m.

Free events:

Many events throughout Pride are free – here’s a sampling of a few.

Wildest dreams and game changers

Wildest Dreams and Game Changers is a black-oriented visual arts exhibition featuring artists from the rainbow community.

It runs from 9 a.m. at the Q Theater from February 1 to March 5.

Family portraits

Proud Council Centers Auckland, in partnership with the Corban Estate Arts Centre, is curating a series of photographic portraits of Samora Kake and Edith Amituanai, which focuses on the LGBTTQIA+ BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) communities.

The exhibition will run throughout February at the Corban Estate Arts Center in Henderson.

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Some of Aotearoa’s top voguers – House of IMAN and the Sistrahs – will perform in Freyberg Square in Auckland’s CBD.

The show will take place on February 4 at 7 p.m.

Vaccination passes are compulsory for all events within Pride and details of individual events’ Covid-19 plans are published on their event listing on the Auckland Pride website.

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“Yellow Vests” Finale, Remembering Marilyn Monroe, Bridget Everett Is “Someone Somewhere”, NFL Wild Card Weekend https://nkfan.net/yellow-vests-finale-remembering-marilyn-monroe-bridget-everett-is-someone-somewhere-nfl-wild-card-weekend/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 12:03:28 +0000 https://nkfan.net/yellow-vests-finale-remembering-marilyn-monroe-bridget-everett-is-someone-somewhere-nfl-wild-card-weekend/ Showtime’s Wild Thriller yellow jackets ends its first season with a cliffhanger. A CNN docuseries takes a fresh look at the rocky career of sex symbol movie star Marilyn Monroe. HBO’s offbeat comedy Somebody Somewhere stars Bridget Everett as a Kansas misfit who unexpectedly finds her voice. It’s the NFL Super Wild Card Weekend, including […]]]>

Showtime’s Wild Thriller yellow jackets ends its first season with a cliffhanger. A CNN docuseries takes a fresh look at the rocky career of sex symbol movie star Marilyn Monroe. HBO’s offbeat comedy Somebody Somewhere stars Bridget Everett as a Kansas misfit who unexpectedly finds her voice. It’s the NFL Super Wild Card Weekend, including a simulcast of CBS’ Sunday game on Nickelodeon.

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SUNDAY: The buzz around yellow jackets has grown all season for one of the most original and disturbing thrillers on television in quite some time – and it’s likely to only build after Season 1’s cliffhanger, which, like the rest of the season, takes place in dueling time frames. In 1996, the victims of the plane crash wake up from their mushroom-enhanced “Doomcoming” orgy with fateful confrontations looming. At the 25th anniversary class reunion in the present, the unruly gang of four – Shauna (Melanie Lynskey), Natalie (Juliette Lewis), Taissa (Tawny Cypress) and the crazy Misty (Christina Ricci) – washed their hands with gratitude from their latest gruesome cleansing, but mysterious forces tied to their unspoken past are about to remind them that their problems are far from over.

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SUNDAY: A four-part docuseries about the immortal sex symbol movie star begins with back-to-back episodes, tracing the journey of Norma Jean Mortenson in the exotic and troubled icon Marilyn Monroe. The opening hour depicts her first encounters with the Hollywood studio system, and the second sees her overcoming an early sex scandal (a nude calendar photo) to become a major star who wasn’t afraid to take advantage. of his sexuality and his popularity.

Someone somewhere

SUNDAY: As calm and heartfelt as its accompanying comedy Virtuous Gemstones is raucous and crude, this endearingly quirky and unexpectedly moving human comedy stars Bridget Everett as Sam, a role that suits the Kansas native very well. As the series opens, Sam is adrift in his hometown of Manhattan, Kansas after the death of his beloved sister. When his surviving brother Tricia (Marie-Catherine Garrison) asks to know “What do you do with your life?” Sam decides to accept that of his friend Joel (scene stealer Jeff Hillier) invitation to attend a “choir practice” of mavericks who gather in a church within a mall to wave their anomalous flags through music. As Sam gets her voice back, we can’t wait to see where she goes.

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NFL playoffs

It’s a bonanza of postseason football action, with six games scheduled through Monday on four networks — five if you count Nickelodeon, and don’t forget live streaming. As Seeds #1 Green Bay and Tennessee sit down to wait for the playoffs, the fun starts Saturday at 4:30 p.m. / ET with Las Vegas Raiders at Cincinnati Bengals, followed by another AFC game with New England Patriots at Buffalo Tickets, 8:15/ET on CBS. Sunday programming begins on Fox at 1 p.m. / ET with Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, then for the second year, Nickelodeon will simulcast a joker game with CBS as San Francisco 49ers take the Dallas Cowboys at 4:30 a.m. ET. Among Nick’s improvements: special graphics and appearances by Young Dylan Dylan Gilmer as a secondary journalist and Young Sheldon Iain Armitage on hand to help explain penalties during the game. Sunday ends, as usual, on NBC with Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs in the Sunday Night Football slot at 8:15/ET.

In memory:

  • On the weekend before what would have been her 100th birthday, game show-centric cable channel Buzzr presents a one-day binge (starting at 10:30 a.m./ET) of Betty White’s many appearances on Password and its various iterations, often alongside husband Allen Luden, where his talent for puns was always hard to beat. TV celebrates the star’s centenary with 12-hour marathons (from 6 a.m./5 p.m.) from Hot in Cleveland and Golden girls Saturday and Sunday.
  • And in honor of Bob Saget’s unexpected passing on January 9, MeTV is accelerating plans to add Full house on its program, with a two-hour tribute scheduled for Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. (The series will air regularly from 2-4 p.m. ET/PT on Sundays starting next Sunday.)

Inside Weekend TV:

  • Remix My Space with Marsai Martin (Saturday, streaming on Discovery+): In an eight-episode series, the blackish star gives back to young people who are making a difference in their communities when she surprises them with elaborate bedroom makeovers.
  • Secure room (Saturday, 8/7c, lifetime): Station 19 Boris Kodjoe directs his wife Nicole Ari Parker (And just like that) in a thriller about a widow and her autistic teenage son (Nik Sanchez) who take refuge in a panic room to hide from burglars (Mackenzie Astin and Drea de Matteo) who they witnessed committing murder.
  • Saturday Night Live (Saturday, 11:30/10:30c, 8:30/PT, NBC): The dazzling multi-nominated star of West Side Story, Ariana DeBose (Anita), dances on stage as a guest host for the first time, joined by bleachers as a musical guest – a late replacement for Roddy Rich, who dropped out due to Covid.
  • Brittany (Sunday 9/8c, Epix): Sophie Okonedo joins the cast of the fantasy epic in season 3 as Hemple, the hedonistic wife of ruthless Roman general Aulus Plautus (David Morrisey), as they search both magical teen Cait (Eleanor Worthington-Cox), who was prophesied as the savior of the Druids and Celts from Roman invaders.
  • All creatures big and small (Sunday 9/8c, PBS, check local listings at pbs.org): The Daffodil Ball gives James (Nicholas Ralph) a chance to advance his relationship with Helen (Rachel Shenton), and even grumpy Siegfried (Samuel West) gives romance a chance on the dance floor.
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The AMTA Cabaret Creation Course is taking registrations now! https://nkfan.net/the-amta-cabaret-creation-course-is-taking-registrations-now/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 09:28:50 +0000 https://nkfan.net/the-amta-cabaret-creation-course-is-taking-registrations-now/ Australian Academy of Musical Theater offer workshops, short courses and mentoring to prospective musical theater students of all ages and skill levels. Founded and directed by Queen van de Zandt, the company operates from its headquarters in Melbourne, but has recently pivoted to also offer some online courses. Queen van de Zandt Queenie is no […]]]>

Australian Academy of Musical Theater offer workshops, short courses and mentoring to prospective musical theater students of all ages and skill levels. Founded and directed by Queen van de Zandt, the company operates from its headquarters in Melbourne, but has recently pivoted to also offer some online courses.

Queen van de Zandt

Queenie is no stranger to the scene. One of Australia’s most beloved performers, she has worked extensively in theater, film, musical theater and cabaret making her an incredible wealth of industry knowledge – and AMTA is how Queenie gives back. “I have always been passionate about transmitting knowledge and sharing skills,” she says. “At the start of my career, I met so many talented and generous artists who helped me get my foot in the door and develop myself as a performer. I made the decision on the spot that I would be like them – and that I would always help those who came after me, as they did ”.

AMTA is the perfect answer to this, hosting numerous classes and courses with pillars of the theater industry at the helm. Opportunities include weekly musical theater masterclasses, audition bootcamps, creative coaching, and currently they are taking registrations for their Creation of cabaret lessons.

The Cabaret Creation Course takes place over a 12 week period and can be taken online or at the AMTA Studio in Melbourne. Artists will learn to write, produce and present their own cabaret show, whether musical, comedy, burlesque, drag, circus or any other form of cabaret. Even if you don’t have an original concept in mind, Queenie and the incredible range of tutors will help you create your perfect show, ready to go to festivals and venues!

The Cabaret Creation Course is based on another course organized by AMTA called Cabaret Winter Workshop, which had its first incarnation in 2014 and 2015 at the Hayes Theater in Sydney. However, other than the Cabaret Winter Workshop, Queenie says in her research she hasn’t found anything like this class in Australia or the world, which makes it incredibly unique. While the course was born out of the need to pivot during COVID, the move to holding the online course in 2021 and again in 2022 has proven to be hugely beneficial, not only allowing cabaret performers from across the country to participate. , but the ability to pair them with an array of professionals who may not have been able to make it into the program due to the Melbourne-based course.

“It can be very difficult to have access to great teachers when you don’t live in a big city. Putting together a group of great teachers can also be difficult when living and touring across the country. Because the course is held online, we were able to give emerging and mid-career cabaret performers, no matter where they live, access to the best cabaret practitioners in Australia! This makes the course incredibly distinctive and it’s a very happy byproduct of COVID that we now realize these things are possible. “

The formidable lineup includes international cabaret queen Trevor Ashley, burlesque legend Maude Davey and transgender diva Mama Alto, as well as artistic directors from Australia’s top cabaret festivals like Ali McGregor (formerly of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival), Alison St Ledger (QLD Cabaret Festival), Michael Griffiths (Perth Cabaret Festival) and David Read (Melbourne Cabaret Festival). The course covers many crucial areas of cabaret development, such as writing, directing, design and musical direction. guardians. Another thing that makes the course unique is that participants also learn about the ‘back home’ events of a show, such as how to apply for funding and grants, social media and advertising, the ins and outs of international tours and how to market and launch your show.

Queenie explains:

“Sure, developing a great idea into a show is the starting point, but if you don’t know how to pitch your show and pitch it to the right people, it will never have a greater life. Cabaret is a unique art form in that in order to do it you need skills in writing, performance, and production. The course is therefore divided into these 3 sections. At the same time, we are focusing on access for participants to the ‘gatekeepers’ who decide what is scheduled and where. This course isn’t just about teaching people how to ‘put on a show’, it’s also about giving them access to people who can schedule their work, so the work we see on our cabaret stages is diverse too. than Australia, and truly reflects the stories, ideas and talents of the artists who live here ”.

Because of this philosophy, when selecting the tutors who will deliver the course’s 16 specialist masterclasses, Queenie emphasized how important it is to have a wide range of diversity-oriented artists at all levels. Emphasis is placed on the presence of female artists, tutors from BIPOC and various genres, as well as tutors involved in the different styles and genres of cabaret.

As cabaret is about storytelling, and often the stories of the individual artist, Queenie felt it was crucial that tutors could encourage performers to discuss their lived experiences. “The course is open to artists from anywhere and from all genres of performing arts. – singers, circus, comedians, burlesque, drag – all will find themselves reflected in the diversity of tutors,” says Queenie. “And because diversity and accessibility are important to us at AMTA, we will seek and encourage artist registrations in regional areas, as well as POC, LGBTIQ + artists and artists of various body and age to register. We also invite artists who are having financial difficulties to contact us, as we offer a number of grants to people in difficult financial situations. ”

So if you’ve got a story or an idea that’s germinating, or you’ve always wanted to like the song says, come to the cabaret, Check out AMTA’s Cabaret Creation Course and be part of the next generation of diverse, innovative and exciting cabaret artists to make their voices heard.


For more details and to register for the Cabaret Creation Course, please visit the AMTA website.

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Summer in London: events and openings https://nkfan.net/summer-in-london-events-and-openings/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 10:40:41 +0000 https://nkfan.net/summer-in-london-events-and-openings/ [ad_1] Special things happen in the summer, especially in London. Make sure you don’t miss out on all of these great events and openings. Buckingham Palace State Rooms This is your chance to snoop around Queen Betty’s house. While you’re unlikely to meet Prince William having tea with his grandmother, you can openly admire the […]]]>


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Special things happen in the summer, especially in London. Make sure you don’t miss out on all of these great events and openings.

Buckingham Palace State Rooms

This is your chance to snoop around Queen Betty’s house. While you’re unlikely to meet Prince William having tea with his grandmother, you can openly admire the opulence of the State Rooms, the heart of the working palace.

They are only open eight weeks a year in the summer and are lavishly furnished with some of the greatest treasures in the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto.

This year’s special exhibit is The Queen’s Year, which highlights some important events on the SAR calendar, such as the Grand Opening of Parliament and Trooping the Color.

A 1.5-hour tour includes 19 state rooms, the exhibition, and the palace garden, home to 30 species of birds and over 350 wildflowers, some extremely rare.

»Buckingham Palace, SW1A 1AA St James’s Park
020 7766 7300
royal.gov.uk
July 27-September 29
From £ 17

Taste of London

A food lover’s wet dream, the four-day festival brings together 40 of London’s best restaurants, countless food obsessives and 150 food and drink producers.

The setting for this epicurean delight is the lovely Regent’s Park, so you can (hopefully) soak up some sun with your sweet tooth. There will also be cooking demonstrations, tastings and the opportunity to upgrade yourself to a VIP, sweetie.

»Regent’s Park, The Storeyard, Inner Circle, NW1 4NR (Tube: Regent’s Park)
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June 17-20
From £ 22

Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts

The big kahuna of the summer art calendar is the Royal Academy’s summer exhibition, now in its 242nd year showcasing the work of emerging and established artists in all media, including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and cinema.

This year, the theme of the exhibition is “Raw” and the majority of the works will be on sale.

»Burlington House, W1J 0BD (Tube: Green Park)
royalacademy.org.uk
June 14-August 22
From £ 8

City of London Festival

Bring a little ‘kulcha’ into your life this summer at the City of London’s famous annual festival. The three-week program brings the city’s unique buildings and outdoor spaces to life with an extensive artistic program of music, visual arts, films, walks and lectures (most of which are free).

“This is a great opportunity to see incredible international works of art performed in London,” said festival producer Lindsey Dear. And all the action takes place in the Square Mile.

While much of the festival involves music, there are plenty of other activities including a project where 21 pianos are placed around the city for everyone to play. On the occasion of the International Year of Biodiversity, the festival will also install beehives throughout the city.

” See cofl.org for events, places and prices
June 21-August 9

Parliament summer tour

If the spending scandal made you think you could do a better job than MPs, don’t miss this opportunity to look for a new office.

The Houses of Parliament Summer Tours take you inside the Palace of Westminster during its summer vacation and offer the only opportunity for non-UK residents to see the interior of the Palace of Westminster (residents should normally apply for entry through through their local MP).

Tours last approximately 75 minutes and follow the route taken by the Queen when she officially opens Parliament. It also includes Lords and Commons Chambers, Westminster Hall, Queen’s Robing Room, Royal Gallery, Peers’ Lobby, Central Lobby, Member’s Lobby and St Stephen’s Hall.

»Palace of Westminster, SW1A 0AA (Tube: Westminster)
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July 3 August 27. From £ 14
Tickets must be pre-purchased

Science summer festival

Channel your inner geek to See further: The Science and Arts Festival, which celebrates the 350th anniversary of the world famous Royal Society. This 10-day festival at the Southbank Center will explore the relationship between science and art.

Nerdy but cool group They could be giants play as part of the festival at the Royal Festival Hall, but there is also the possibility to participate in many other science-inspired events.

»Southbank Center, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX (Tube: Waterloo)
seefurtherfestival.org
June 25-July 4

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More and more recent films portray the social realities of rural India https://nkfan.net/more-and-more-recent-films-portray-the-social-realities-of-rural-india/ Sat, 18 Dec 2021 18:55:04 +0000 https://nkfan.net/more-and-more-recent-films-portray-the-social-realities-of-rural-india/ [ad_1] More and more recent films portray the social realities of rural India Directors from Southern States and Bengal are favorites By Papri Sri Raman There is something new about the quicksand of Indian cinema. Finally, he began to show rural realities, diversity, art forms and injustices. Mani Ratnam’s new film Ponniyin Selvan (Son of […]]]>


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More and more recent films portray the social realities of rural India

Directors from Southern States and Bengal are favorites

By Papri Sri Raman

There is something new about the quicksand of Indian cinema. Finally, he began to show rural realities, diversity, art forms and injustices. Mani Ratnam’s new film Ponniyin Selvan (Son of the Ponni) is a Tamil historical drama, parts of which are filmed in Hyderabad. It is a film that will feature nearly 170 folk and tribal artists and forms of Telangana.

New Bengali documentary is making waves on social media. Dying Art of Bahurupis of Bengal by Rajaditya Banerjee is a film which, according to its director, extends “to aspects of social behavior, of religious practice, of the cultural revolution as well”. Rajaditya made his mark with the death certificate. This new film is however a documentary, not a docudrama, it adopts an interview format recording the artist, his art and his works. It is like the film Cobra Gypsies by Raphael Treza which documents the Kalbelias of Rajasthan; this film also focuses on the presentation of a lost art or rather a dying art form. However, like the documentaries produced by the Center for Cultural Resources and Training, Gypsies and Bahurupi are both threatened with limited accessibility because they are not on OTT platforms. If the idea behind the making is to speak to the public about these various almost extinct arts of India, they should be accessible with the click of a remote control, properly captioned, as Mani Ratnam’s film surely will be.

Rajaditya’s film is a journey through rural Bengal where this polymorphous art form is still practiced. Remember the Srikanto of Sarat Chandra Chatterjee and the Bahurupi that emerges from the darkness. With an involved narrator, you never forget the thrill and awe of inspired storytelling. Now a television series, Sukanto’s is also the story of travels, through villages and distant lands. Ritwik Ghatak’s Subarnorekha, a 1965 film, referred to Bahurupis, Shreyas Talpade as a loving-hearted and lovable Bahurupi turned crook in Nagesh Kukunoor’s film, Dor, speaks again of Bahurupis in Rajasthan.

Some sociological studies say that there are still 300 practicing Bahurupis in Bengal. Nepal and Bangladesh also have Bahurupis, masked artists who stage certain social and religious practices. In Kerala, the characters play their part during the ancient rituals of Thiruvaathira; characters defined by Panan singers from the Tulu, Tamil and Malayalam cultures or actors playing the role of village guardians, the Aiyanars or Banobibi in Bengal. Bahurupi also recalls a 2011 Marathi film, Gajaar. It is the story of a young filmmaker’s self-discovery and transformation during his 18-day pilgrimage (Waari) journey. The Warkaris sing nonstop and celebrate music in the name of Mauli (Mother of the Universe). This is not a documentary however, it has a story, sets out on a cinematic journey capturing a traditional art form. What he tells us is how much cinema is a superb medium for traveling through rural India and cataloging our various forms of art, which still exist, despite everything that has happened to us historically and despite the rapid urbanization.

For example, Tamil Nadu and Kerala are the most urbanized states in the country. Yet in recent times young filmmakers here have managed to deliver box office hits with their stories about rural India. Last year’s Oscar entry Visaranai takes place in the small town of Guntur. Asuran and Jai Bhim are Dalit stories from rural India, Tirunelveli and Athiyur. Asuran’s plot is influenced by the Kilvenmani massacre in 1968. Jai Bhim’s by the Irula affair of 1993.

In addition to playing Asuran, Dhanush gives a surprisingly realistic performance of a village boy in the movie Aadukalam. An interesting thing about all of these movies is that they include scenes where real rural dances, music, death rituals, etc. are shown. The 2007 film Paruthiveeran is one of the best rural action dramas of the past decade. In the film Karuthamma (1994), a farmer from a rural hinterland decides to kill his third born, a daughter. This film dared to stage a social evil in rural India twenty years ago. Today’s Tamil films have taken a vengeance on social issues, more visible in rural Tamil Nadu than in cities, though here villages and towns come together.

In the Malayalam film Maheshinte Prathikaram, the village comes alive with authentic dialect and cuisine, local tourism, fishing, indigenous music groups, community and handball games. For so long Malayalam films have focused on giving the village a positive experience, but that is changing. Golanthara Vartha, Oral Mathram, Thooval Kottaram, Rasathanthram, Manassinakkare (all Sathyan Anthikad movies) talk about good Samaritan heroes in the villages. The 2017 film Rakshadhikari Baiju has a main role which symbolizes kindness and generosity in the village. The hugely successful Kumbalangi Nights a few years ago involved four dysfunctional brothers from a coastal village. Even the film Maara with Madhavan in mind is a rural story of local arts, as in narrow coastal states like Kerala, villages flow into towns into villages continuously when it is difficult to differentiate between urban and rural. Ee Ma Yau by Lijo Jose Pellisery takes place in a coastal village in Kerala and tells the story of the Syrian Christian community, exploring in detail their ceremonies and rituals. The same goes for his Jallikattu, the story of a village chaos.

Of course, the most iconic rural setting is Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchaali. Ashani Shanket, once again, speaks of the 1943 famine in rural Bengal which affected three million people. Ritwik Ghatak’s most famous film is Meghe Dhaka Tara, again a film of travels, through villages both physically and spiritually. This film also shows the start of the Naxal movement in rural Bengal. Padma Nadir Majhi and Shankho Chil are two beautiful films with rural landscapes by Gautam Ghosh. These are collaborations with Bangladesh. This film collaboration has been completed since 2017. However, it should be remembered that Bangladesh has the same language, the same musical heritage, rich diversity, similar art forms and cultural practices. Bengal filmmakers must lobby to work with Bangladeshi filmmakers to harness the richness of Bengali – the philosophy, the language and the beauty of the land. It’s a feeling for the world theater.

The Marathi Cinema also offers several remarkable films set in villages about the rural community Deool, Gabhricha Paus and Jhing Chik Jhing.

That’s not to say that Bollywood doesn’t have films shot in rural India. Bimal Roy’s Do Bigha Zameen and Mehboob Khan’s Mother India are village-based, although Mother India’s village is studio-based. However, it was more rural India than the village of Lagaan, staged purely for the box office. Sunil Dutt’s other films like Muje jeene do, Heera and Kache Dhaage also showed village origins. Then there are films like Anusha Rizvi’s Peepli Live, the Wasipur films, Jamtara which are also a kind of campaign films. However, more unforgettable are the classics Ankur and Manthan by Shyam Benegal, made in the 1970s. In a media interview at the time, he said, “the townspeople, on the whole, don’t seem take an interest in rural India, in particular entertainment media. There are very few rural subjects, unless it is for an exotic effect ”.

The films of today do not speak so much of urban India as of rural India, the sets are accessory to real stories described, like Shankho Chil or Jai Bhim. And they also showcase local art forms, in an attempt to preserve them in the memory of consciousness. The audience has also shown great maturity, moving from invented villages like in Lagaan to real villages like in Asuran, eager for real rather than invented stories. (IPA Service)

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“Vivian and Bill’s Christmas party!” From Bay Street Cabaret! celebrates the holidays | Theater | Savannah News, Events, Restaurants, Music https://nkfan.net/vivian-and-bills-christmas-party-from-bay-street-cabaret-celebrates-the-holidays-theater-savannah-news-events-restaurants-music/ Wed, 15 Dec 2021 06:01:53 +0000 https://nkfan.net/vivian-and-bills-christmas-party-from-bay-street-cabaret-celebrates-the-holidays-theater-savannah-news-events-restaurants-music/ [ad_1] The Bay Street Cabaret celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with its all new immersive cabaret theater experience “Vivian & Bill’s Christmas Party!” It’s their very first Christmas show. The show will take place on Friday December 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday December 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bay Street […]]]>


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The Bay Street Cabaret celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with its all new immersive cabaret theater experience “Vivian & Bill’s Christmas Party!” It’s their very first Christmas show. The show will take place on Friday December 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday December 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bay Street Theater at Club One.

The show takes place in December 1960 and Vivian and Bill Collins throw their annual Christmas party. A tradition that brings together friends, family and neighbors for festive fun, frivolity, cocktails and, most importantly, music, as they will sing many popular holiday classics.

Vivian and Bill have invited their friends and family over to their home for Christmas. Their neighbors, Tom, Donna and Linda will be present. Bill’s boss Gary and his wife Janet. Viviane’s brother, Charles. Beverly is also in attendance, a young woman Vivian met at the beauty salon and thinks she would be great for Charles and the youngest party to the party is Vivian and Bill’s 9-year-old daughter Patty. Several intrigues unfold throughout the evening.

“There are all kinds of things going on on this show. We have these great characters, and we get a glimpse of a story. It’s just improvisation, so it’s not a scripted show, ”said show producer and director Rick Garman.

Garman is the writer of the Savannah series “Interitas” and the writer of more than two dozen films for the Hallmark Channel and other television networks. Erin Muller is in charge of the technical direction of the Christmas show.

In the two dozen movies Garman wrote for the Hallmark Channel, some of them were Christmas movies, but Garman says this show is not a Hallmark movie.

The show features a cast of artists who are no strangers to our Connect readers. Travis H. Coles, Richie Cook, Hannah Dodson, Justin P. Kent, Valerie America Lavelle, Gwen Leahy and Chris Stanley alongside three of the city’s popular drag queens Treyla Trash, Carman iCandy and Sallie Just Sallie, all of whom are broad – an array of resumes and vocals in Savannah and beyond.

“We have Treyla Trash (Trey Norris) as Vivian. We have Sallie Just Sallie (Daniel J. Hilton) playing Beverly, the woman she met at the beauty salon. Carmen iCandy (JoJo Ward) will play Patty, nine years old, so that should be fun, ”Garman said.

Twenty classic holiday songs including “Sleigh Ride”, “Let It Snow”, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, “Baby It’s Cold Outside”, “What Christmas Means to Me”, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas “Last Christmas”, “Santa Baby”, “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, “The Most Wonderful Time of Year”, and more will be played live.

Cabaret artist Trey Norris (Treyla Trash) said: “Most cabaret shows feature a person standing in front of a singing microphone, but this one is going to take it to the next level with a story, characters, costumes and 60s inspired decors, and some of the most beloved Christmas carols ever written What a great way to celebrate the holidays!

Some songs will have a twist to them. Like ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ which in 2018 was heavily scrutinized and banned from some radio stations, but Garman found a way to give the song a different take.

“This song was kind of canceled because it’s a scary song, but it’s still a classic Christmas song. How could that be done now that I thought, and if it was sung by two people who just hate themselves? I want people to think about it through that lens, ”Garman said.

Garman approached this show, like the others, with the spirit of creating a theatrical feeling that will put the audience in the moment of being immersed in the musical numbers.

“So whatever emotion the main character is going through at that point, we try to evoke it, we try to do a little more than just people on stage singing Christmas carols,” Garman said. .

Another part of this show being immersive is the transformation in December 1960. Just to put in perspective John Kennedy has just been elected president, Gun smoke and The Ed Sullivan Show were the most popular shows on television, and the movie psychopath was in theaters terrorizing people. The costumes, set, props, and the whole venue will set the audience in 1960. Even some of the performers will greet and chat with guests as they enter.

“We decorate the whole room. The entire room is Vivian’s living room, and everyone in the audience will be invited to attend the play, ”Garmen said.

Guests must be 21 years of age or older to participate. The theater space is on the second floor and can only be accessed by stairs; no elevator is available. Limited and reserved table seats are available for $ 30 per ticket, limited reserved box seats are available for $ 25 per ticket, and a general admission chair and cabaret stool seats are available for $ 20. Tickets can be purchased by visiting baystreetcabaret.com

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21st International Christmas Bazaar of the Association “Friends of the Child” https://nkfan.net/21st-international-christmas-bazaar-of-the-association-friends-of-the-child/ Thu, 02 Dec 2021 10:02:33 +0000 https://nkfan.net/21st-international-christmas-bazaar-of-the-association-friends-of-the-child/ [ad_1] The established International Christmas Bazaar of the Charity Association “Friends of the Child”, takes place for the 21st year on December 4 and 5, 2021, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, at the Old OSY Depot. in Kerameikos. The proceeds of the bazaar will be used for the operation of the kindergarten and the […]]]>


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The established International Christmas Bazaar of the Charity Association “Friends of the Child”, takes place for the 21st year on December 4 and 5, 2021, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, at the Old OSY Depot. in Kerameikos. The proceeds of the bazaar will be used for the operation of the kindergarten and the collocated kindergarten, in Metaxourgeio and to support the work of the association.

One more time, with the invaluable participation of numerous embassies, the Association organizes a happy world celebration with flavors, music, customs and traditions from all over the horizon. In a Christmas decorated area, customers can go shopping Homemade sweets, Christmas decorations, clothing, books, toys and unique gifts.

“Get ready for delicious specialties from all over the world, for wonderful gifts at unbeatable prices for you and your loved ones, as well as for exotic dances from different parts of the world “the members of the Association declare in their appeal, stressing that” the semi-outdoor space of the Old Depot is ideal for the event as it is open on two sides and has a very high ceiling. We have taken all possible measures to protect visitors to our Bazaar, as well as volunteers from the embassies and the Association ”.

“The child’s friends”

Association “The child’s friends” founded in 1987 in Attica. It is non-profit and is governed by a twenty-member board of directors. Its head office is located at 15 Stisichorou Street in central Athens.

The main purpose of the Association is to support children from needy families (single-parent or not) in socio-economic or family difficulty until adulthood. Their basic needs are covered by free monthly benefits, such as medical supplies, medical examinations, food, bills, rent, school fees, entertainment, etc. Priority is given to uninsured children with serious health problems.

To date, he has offered his assistance to more than 14,625 children and 6,300 families.

In 2007, the Association founded it Kindergarten, located at Kalypsous 8, Kerameikos and, in 2021, at the same place, Kindergarten.
Its financial resources come exclusively from membership fees, donations, in-kind sponsorship and income from entertainment events. It is not subsidized by the state.

Edited by: Kalliopi Aslanidou

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