Monthly Archives: February, 2013

Carnaby Street – The Musical

I’d like to go and see the new musical “Carnaby Street” which is set in London’s Swinging 60s heyday and opens at the Hackney Empire in London’s West End in April 6th 2013.It stars Former EastEnders actor Sid Owen and features hits by The Rolling Stones after the band agreed to allow their songs to …

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I’ve recently watched this Exciting black-comedy crime thriller again. Based on the novel of the same name by Norway’s leading crime writer, Jo Nesbø, it starts when  a young chap named Oscar Svendsen (Kyrre Hellum) is found terrified and bloodied;  at what was once a respectable strip joint (Now there’s a contradiction in terms) near Svinesund, Sweden, …

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Brian Jones

The late, great Brian Jones, former member of the rock group The Rolling Stones was born 28th February 1942. The Rolling Stone were formed in London in 1962 When Keith Richards and Mick Jagger who were childhood friends and classmates, discovered that they shared a common intereest in the music of Chuck Berry and Muddy …

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Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day is an observance held on the last day of February to raise awareness for rare diseases and improve access to treatment and medical representation for individuals with rare diseases and their families. It was established in 2008 because, according to the European Organization for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS), treatment for many rare diseases …

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Penguins – Spy in the Huddle

I would also like to get the fascinating Documentary Penguins Spy in the Huddle which is latest BBC series from the makers of Earthflight and Polar Bear Spy on the Ice. Narrated by David Tennant and released on 8th April 2013. This time the makers travel to Antarctica and the southern oceans and By using …

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Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)

Adrian Smith, Guitarist with splendidly noisy English HeaVY metaL band Iron Maiden was born 27th February 1957. Iron Maiden hail from Leyton in east London and were formed in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter, Steve Harris. Since their inception, the band’s discography has grown to include a total of thirty-six albums: fifteen studio albums; …

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Directed by Stephen Chbosky and Based on his somewhat controversial 1999 novel of the same name, I’ve recently watched the wonderfully observed coming-of-age drama “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” again, Set in Pittsburgh in 1991 and starring Dylan McDermott, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Kate Walsh, Logan Lerman, Nina Dobrev and Paul Rudd, it follows the life of …

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Tribute to John Steinbeck

American author John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. was Born February 27, 1902 in Salinas California, He is widely known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939) and East of Eden (1952) and the novella Of Mice and Men (1937). As the author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and five …

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Ronnie van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Ronnie van Zant, the lead singer with Lynyrd Skynyrd was born 27th February 1959. Best known for popularizing the Southern hard rock genre during the 1970s Lynyrd Skynyrd were Originally formed In the summer of 1964, when teenage friends Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins, and Gary Rossington formed the band “The Noble Five” in Jacksonville, …

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Tribute to Victor Hugo

French poet, novelist, and dramatistVictor Marie Hugo was born 26 February 1802 in Besançon, France. Hugo’s childhood was a period of national political turmoil. Napoléon was proclaimed Emperor two years after Hugo’s birth, and the Bourbon Monarchy was restored before his eighteenth birthday. The opposing political and religious views of Hugo’s parents reflected the forces …

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