In 2018, we had to say goodbye to many of our childhood heroes and beloved famous faces. No matter what you were interested in, or who you idolised, we all felt the loss of someone from the celebrity world last year- from political big-hitters like George H.W. Bush and Paddy Ashdown; to sporting stars Cyrille Regis and Eric Bristow; and icons of stage and screen from Stan Lee to June Whitfield, all will be greatly missed. Here in Cambridge, we had to bid farewell to Professor Stephen Hawking - one of the greatest minds in science. And the losses have continued into 2019, with the sad news that we have already lost such much-loved people such as WWE Hall of Famer "Mean" Gene Okerlund, Albert Finney, and England goalkeeping legend Gordon Banks. Here's a look at those we've lost in 2019, who have and will continue to inspire generations for years to come. An earlier version of this story appeared on Mirror Online. JUNE Jose Antonio Reyes Former Arsenal star Jose Antonio Reyes died on … [Read more...] about Celebrity deaths in 2019: Famous faces lost this year
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Maeve McDermott USA TODAY Published 8:50 AM EDT Mar 25, 2019 “Music festival season?” For fans in 2019, what was once a summer run of several marquee music events has, over the past decade expanded into a full-year push, from festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo unveiling their lineups in January, through the glut of summer music festivals and into music events that have sprung up in warmer climates in the fall and winter. Now, it’s possible for concertgoers to somehow engage every month of the year with what were once branded “summer" music festivals. Last week saw the rollouts of the Lollapalooza and Woodstock 50 lineups, and despite their drastically different locations, the tops of their lineups didn't look much different from Coachella, Governors Ball, Boston Calling, Bonnaroo and the rest of America's biggest festivals. The best advice for fans clamoring to get tickets? Save your money, considering music festivals have turned into a … [Read more...] about America’s biggest music festivals are more skippable than ever
Andrew Roberts 9 March 2019 9:00 AM 9 March 2019 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp John McDonnell might think Churchill a villain, but he’s beloved in America. I’ve just returned from a ten-week, 18-state, 27-city, 87-speech book tour there, and can report that the enthusiasm for all things Churchillian in the USA is stronger now than at any time since his death. Merely bringing out a new biography of him secured me interviews on all the major TV morning news shows, invitations to speak at three presidential libraries, and a place on the New York Times bestseller list for nine weeks. There are active Churchill appreciation societies in 14 states and more being set up. Of course it can go too far: in Coral Gables, Florida, a lady came up to me at a book-signing and calmly informed me that ‘Sir Winston’ came to her in her dreams to tell her certain things about himself that he wanted the world to know. After … [Read more...] about Might George W. Bush be the last Republican president in American history?
Dylan Cartlidge and Avalanche Party are heading to the United States to play at one of the world's biggest music festivals. The Teesside musicians will be performing at South by Southwest (sxsw) in Austin, Texas. Bringing together film, music and interactive media, the festival is the biggest of its kind and is hosted in multiple venues across the city, and is now in its 31st year. And the fact that two local artists are taking part is "absolutely huge for the local scene", said one promoter. Dylan Cartlidge has been rapping since he was 13 and gigging all over Teesside before catching his big break in the business. His story was documented in BBC documentary The Mighty Redcar. And local lads Avalanche Party have been tearing up the Teesside scene for a couple of years, headlining festivals and making a name for themselves. They've now got the chance to impress some of the industry's biggest hitters in Texas. "It's pretty mad to be honest with you," said Dylan. "I've been in London … [Read more...] about Dylan Cartlidge & Avalanche Party head to Texas for SXSW festival
RT’s history photo-project #Romanovs100 has culminated at America’s major education festival SXSW EDU ― the photo album premiering in Austin takes history experience beyond print, with the help of extended reality. “The #Romanovs100 team believes learning history can be compelling and interactive. We hope that this AR book will serve as an inspiration for educators, storytellers, entrepreneurs and wider young audiences to search for new ways of engaging with history in this amazing era of digital media,” said Kirill Karnovich-Valua, the creative director of the team behind the educational project. The AR photo album compliments the main project #Romanovs100, a digital photo essay about Nicholas II, the last emperor of Russia, and his family. Released over 100 days of summer 2018 via four social media platforms ― Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube ― the project commemorates the centenary of their execution by the Bolsheviks. … [Read more...] about #Romanovs100 in AR: RT premiers immersive photo album at SXSW forum in Texas