It was my mother who passed on her love of music to me. She showed me that the magic of great music came from the heart. I learned that a terrific song has everything in balance: the tune, the words, and most importantly, a singer – capable of interpreting it for others.
As imperfect human beings, we’re the first to ask for forgiveness and understanding; but, are we the first to extend it?
Symphony Nova Scotia’s special sci-fi concert that Hallowe’en evening was hosted by John Rhys-Davies, a Welsh actor who played Gimli the dwarf in the film trilogy “The Lord of the Rings”, and our author George Burden had the chance to meet him!
“There’s no way!” she says, as she explains that during the show he might throw out some souvenir guitar picks or after the show, autograph some official photos; but as to actually placing his signature on someone’s guitar?…
Why is it that artistic brilliance is so often accompanied by such unfathomable emotional and psychological dysfunction and suffering that the star implodes and we are left with darkness long before we have been touched by all its facets?
For the author and her friends, attending “Àn Evening with Oprah” at the Bell Center in Montreal is the culminating experience of a lifelong “friendship” with the celebrated TV talk show host.
I often hear people say about Kate Middleton, future Queen, “Well, good luck to her, but I wouldn’t want to put up with all that protocol.” There is no accounting for the stupidity of the plebs. Think about it.
Charlie Sheen, the lovable, charismatic bad boy paid millions to entertain is now a lowly, crazed thug. What does his public meltdown say about life as human?
Johnny Depp who was nominated for a Golden Globe for his amazing performance in Benny & Joon does a fantastic Buster Keaton impression!
In her clicky high heels, Miss Rosie Bittstaps across the floor at the Superior restaurant in Victoria, her round little bum wiggling in a 1940-esque turquoise dress with a slit up to here. She tosses her long, blonde mane, positively oozing sex appeal. My gosh, and it isn’t even martini hour yet. But that’s the real beauty of hanging out with this rising burlesque starlet — wherever she goes, whatever time it is, it’s happy hour…and I’m not talking about booze.