The Passion of the Playboy Riots, by Neil Weatherall

The Passion of the Playboy Riots, by Neil Weatherall Review by Rick Alancroft   The play’s title is drawn from, The Playboy of the Western World by fellow Abbey director, J.M. Synge which in 1904 caused riots in the audience. The Passion of the Playboy Riots, is play that takes us on a whistle stop…

 50 years of the Beatles’ famous album cover of Abbey Road

    Hundreds of people gathered at the famous Abbey Road pedestrian crossing outside the EMI recording studios in London today. On August 8th 1969,  one of the most-copied events in pop music history occurred, as The Beatles- John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison gathered for a brief photoshoot outside the EMI…

Tencent to take 10 per cent stake in Universal Music

Tencent is to take a 10 per cent stake in Universal Music, which represents, artists from The Beatles to Taylor Swift, making their attempt to broaden its reach in the global music industry. French Media Conglomerate Vivendi Universal’s owner said  it was in talks to sell the stake to Tencent in a deal that would…

Russi Taylor voice of Minnie Mouse dies aged 75

Russi Taylor famous for the voice of Minnie Mouse for more than 30 years has died aged 75. Russi provided the shrill, simpering tones of the Disney character in several TV series and in films including Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers which entertained millions of children and adults worldwide.…

20-year-old Disney actor Cameron Boyce found dead

Cameron Boyce known for Disney Channel’s musical fantasy series “descendants” has been found dead  aged 20  due to a seizure. “He passed away in his sleep due to a seizure which was an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated”, a spokesperson said, “ We’re utterly heart broken and ask for privacy during…

Yesterday

Review of “Yesterday” by Penny Nair Price In this light hearted cosy film, Himesh Patel plays Jack Malik and Ellie – his manager is played by Lily James. Danny Boyle – the film’s producer says he just knew Himesh was the right person to play the lead role in the film as soon as he…

Legoland owner snaps up Merlin entertainment for £4.8bn

The Danish billionaire family that controls the Lego Toy firm, with other investors is paying £4.8bn for Merlin, by snapping up Legoland and Madame Tussauds owner Merlin Entertainments. Kirkbi Invest says it has the money and experience to “release the company’s potential to grow”. Merlin also owns the London Eye, Alton Towers and Chessington Adventures.…

Prinyanka’s wax statue revealed

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jona’s wax statue was unveiled at the Madame Tussauds in London on Tuesday titling “ Welcome to London, Priyanka Chopra” according to a Twitter post. Prinyanka has four wax separate statues at Madame Tussauds wax museums across the world. “Fans have been waiting to see the hotly-anticipated London arrival since the…

REVIEW OF PAVAROTTI – NEW DOCUDRAMA  IN  CINEMAS NOW

In many areas of The Arts, there seems to nearly always  be an artist who ultimately wears the crown for being the  most  superlatively gifted and talented of them all.  This applied to Pavarotti and he is sorely missed on the circuit worldwide.  With a personality as well as a talent that was larger than…

Rihanna is the world richest female musician with £471m fortune

According to Forbes’ annual Rich List, Rihanna is the richest female musician in the world with an estimated fortune of $600, ( £471m) with the majority of that coming from her Fenty Beauty range. She’s overtaken Madonna and Beyonce, who previously topped the list. The 31- year-old has been putting her efforts into her beauty,…