Massive Attack: The Pioneers of Trip Hop Live at Release Athens 2024
– Massive Attack will be performing at Release Athens 2024 on Wednesday, July 17 at the Water Plaza.
– The band originated in Bristol, England in 1988 and is known for creating the unique genre of trip hop.
– They have released 5 studio albums, each with a distinct sound and a mix of electronic, hip-hop, dub, reggae, and post-punk influences.
– Massive Attack’s music is often described as dark, sensual, and groundbreaking, and they have collaborated with many other iconic artists.
– Tickets start at 50€ and limited VIP tickets are available for 150€ with special privileges. Tickets can be purchased online or in person. More information can be found on releaseathens.gr.
Greek Actress Nia Vardalos Fights for Return of Parthenon Sculptures: A Look at the Controversy Surrounding the British Museum’s Refusal
– Nia Vardalos supports the return of Parthenon Sculptures to Greece.
– The Greek actress urges the British Museum to return the stolen sculptures to their rightful home.
– The British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, cancelled a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in London.
– Sunak opposes any changes to the law that prohibits the British Museum from separating the Parthenon Sculptures.
– Kyriakos Mitsotakis makes the return of the Parthenon Sculptures a priority for his term as Prime Minister.
Kim Kardashian’s New Comedy for Netflix: Behind the Scenes and Star-Studded Details Revealed!
1. Kim Kardashian will star in and co-produce a new comedy for Netflix called “The Fifth Wheel.”
2. The film was highly sought after by several studios, including those who wanted it for the big screen.
3. The script was written jointly by Paula Pell and Janine Brito, but details have not yet been revealed.
4. Kardashian recently appeared in the 12th season of “American Horror Story” and also lent her voice to “PAW Patrol” and its sequel, “The Mighty Movie.”
5. Info from Variety was used in this report.
Ukraine Reclaims Ancient Crimean Artifacts After Decade-Long Dispute
– Ancient artworks from Crimea were returned to Ukraine after a decade in the Netherlands
– The Scythian artifacts had been in the Netherlands due to a legal dispute over ownership
– The Alard Pierson Museum returned a total of 565 objects, such as sculptures, jewelry and Chinese lacquer boxes
– The collection will be kept in the History Museum of Kiev until Crimea is liberated
– Both Ukraine and museums under Russian control in Crimea claimed the objects when their loan period in the Netherlands ended
The Fight for the Return of the Parthenon Sculptures: Government and Opposition Unite Against British Museum Thefts
- The recent thefts at the British Museum have demonstrated that the sculptures are not safe in London.
- The government has been actively working for 4.5 years to repatriate the Parthenon sculptures and reunite them with the Acropolis Museum.
- Opposition leader expressed full support for the government’s efforts, but also called for more action to be taken in response to the thefts at the British Museum.
- Justice system in the UK is handling the case closely.
Princess Diana’s iconic outfits will be auctioned off including the blouse she wore for her engagement portrait
– Princess Diana’s iconic outfits, including her engagement portrait blouse and a gown, will be auctioned at Julian’s Auctions for an estimated value of $80,000-$100,000 and $100,000-$200,000, respectively.
– These outfits were previously exhibited at Kensington Palace and were worn by Diana in famous photographs with Prince Charles and magazines.
– Other famous Hollywood star outfits, such as Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy dress and Barbra Streisand’s dress, will also be auctioned for prices ranging from $1,000 to $450,000.
– The auctions will take place both in Beverly Hills and online from December 14th to 17th.
Rare Opportunity: Own the Last Castle of Mozart – Schloss Stuppach in Gugging, Austria
– “Last castle of Mozart” is up for auction next month
– It is called “Schloss Stuppach” and is located in Gugging, Austria
– The castle has a history of 9 centuries, built in 1130 and still privately owned
– It includes 4 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a cinema, library, and additional unique elements such as a chapel and basement
– It is surrounded by elaborate gardens and trees on 3.7 acres of land.
Rare Handwritten Lyrics by David Bowie to be Auctioned Alongside Other Iconic Music Memorabilia
– David Bowie’s handwritten lyrics for two songs are being auctioned for an estimated price of 100,000 pounds.
– The lyrics are for the songs “Rock n Roll Suicide” and “Suffragette City” from his album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” released in 1972.
– This is not the first time that Bowie’s handwritten lyrics are being auctioned. In the past, another one was sold for 165,000 pounds.
– According to a letter accompanying the lyrics, Bowie gave them to the original owner at Trident Studio along with other lyrics.
– The same auction will also feature handwritten lyrics from Jim Morrison and a book of lyrics from Noel Gallagher as well as guitars from various musicians.
Revamping the Brit Awards: Achieving Gender Balance and Recognizing R&B Artists in 2024
1. Changes to Brit Awards rules will occur in 2024 after criticism for lack of representation of women.
2. The current winner of the Best Artist award, Harry Styles, acknowledged the lack of female representation and dedicated his speech to women artists.
3. Starting in 2024, there will be an increase in the number of artists selected for the Best Artist category, from five to ten, with the hope of achieving balance.
4. A new award category for R&B music will be introduced in the 2024 Brit Awards.
5. The 44th Brit Awards will take place on March 2, 2024 and the new award design will be created by British artist Rachel Jones.
The Emotional Journey of Harris Alexiou: A Singer’s Desire to Sing and the Pain of Vocal Problems
– The singer Harris Alexiou stated her desire to still be able to sing in an emotional declaration
– She also expressed the beauty of this desire and the pain of being unable to fulfill it due to vocal problems
– In an interview, Alexiou mentioned that she would sing the song “Prayer” if her voice returned, due to its significance to her
– During a podcast, Alexiou discussed changing one of her lyrics to “I paid for them with my voice,” revealing the deeper meaning and inspiration behind it
– This change was not a coincidence, but a reflection of her emotional state and struggle with vocal issues.
The Evolution of Beauty: Uncovering Alterations in a 17th Century Portrait of Diana Cecil
– Portrait of English lord’s granddaughter was altered to feature fuller lips and lowered hairline.
– The changes were made using the “Kylie Jenner technique” and were discovered after conservation work.
– This technique has changed the appearance of a 17th century painting in the collection of English Heritage.
– The painting depicts a “beauty” from the 17th century, identified as Diana Cecil, who was known for her beauty during her time.
Unveiling Madness: A Multi-Sensory Production of King Lear at the National Theatre
1. “King Lear” by William Shakespeare is a tragedy that deals with themes of power, madness, and familial relationships.
2. The play follows the journey of King Lear as he gives up his throne and divides his kingdom among his three daughters.
3. The production at the National Theatre, directed by Giannis Houvardas, offers a multi-level set and the use of live video to immerse the audience in Lear’s descent into darkness and madness.
4. The audience is invited to participate in the mental game that mirrors the characters’ struggle between sanity and insanity.
5. Starring Leonidas Kakouris in the iconic role of King Lear, this production offers a unique interpretation of the classic play.
Exploring the Legacy of French Historian Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie: A Focus on Climate, Agriculture, and Inequality
1. French historian Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie was one of the most translated historians in Europe and the United States.
2. Le Roy Ladurie was known for his works on the history of climate and agriculture, as well as for his writings on inequality.
3. He studied at the Ecole normale supérieure (ENS), a prestigious institution that produced many French intellectuals.
4. Le Roy Ladurie’s research interests led him to write about various topics, including the rural world and issues of inequality.
5. He was a well-known figure in the 1960s and 70s, with works such as “Montaillou, a Oxytanian village from 1294 to 1324” gaining popularity.
Rising Attendance at Greek Theaters and Orchestras: A Statistical Analysis of Seasonal Trends and Genre Preferences
– Increase in attendance of state and municipal theaters and orchestras recorded by Greek Statistical Authority
– Similar increase observed in number of performances
– Detailed statistics show 94.5% increase in number of works, 159.6% increase in number of performances, and 110.3% increase in number of attendees
– Winter season saw highest attendance in concerts, children’s theater, and opera
– Summer season saw highest attendance in concerts, classical drama, and children’s theater