When an entire Festival Hall audience rises to its feet, you know you’re in the presence of an artist with a mystique that seems to defy rational criticism. Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson, who was greeted with that standing ovation last night after a performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, is one such artist. He has an air of “depth”, which is sedulously encouraged by his record company. On the cover of a recent album we see him finger-painting coloured lines on glass, as if even his doo
Of the small number of comedians who could sell out two nights at the Hammersmith Apollo, only Micky Flanagan would have the gall to call those shows “extra intimate.” Fittingly for his status as one of British comedy’s heavyweights, he’s happy to take five years off between tours and, and still pack out huge venues up and down the country. Some of that rarefied air is represented in the way he plays nowadays: slightly distant, as though accustomed to communicating with us through the jumbotron.
Production assistants on Broadway are seeking to unionize with Actors’ Equity. About 100 production assistants who either currently work as part of stage management teams on about 10 productions on Broadway, or have within the past two years, are seeking voluntary recognition of their union from the Broadway League. If that status is not granted, …
Britain's Got Talent's Amanda Holden hasn't aged a day since marrying Strictly Come Dancing star Les Dennis in 1995 – look back at her bridal outfit in unearthed photos before she married Chris Hughes.
Three crocodiles saved a dog seeking refuge in a river - in a possible display of "emotional empathy". A report published in the Journal of Threatened Taxa outlines how a young dog was observed being chased by a pack of feral dogs and entered the shallow waters of the Savitri River, in India's Maharashtra. The dog had not spotted the three mugger crocodiles floating nearby, which began edging closer to what appeared to be certain prey.
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A man who was killed in a hit-and-run on New Year's Day in 2022 was left barefoot miles from home with no phone and no money by police, a court has been told. Gareth Roper was killed by a motorist driving without a licence three miles from his home in Bamfurlong, near Wigan, who later handed himself into police the same day. Jamie Evans, 30, of no fixed address, is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.