Queen Of Rock – Tina Mania http://tinamania.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 06:16:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://tinamania.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-1-150x150.png Queen Of Rock – Tina Mania http://tinamania.com/ 32 32 Veteran says he subdued Colorado shooter with help from Drag Queen In Heels https://tinamania.com/veteran-says-he-subdued-colorado-shooter-with-help-from-drag-queen-in-heels/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 04:55:01 +0000 https://tinamania.com/veteran-says-he-subdued-colorado-shooter-with-help-from-drag-queen-in-heels/ Richard Fierro, a decorated Army veteran who was at an LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Saturday night when a gunman opened fire, recalled how he worked with another patron and a drag artist to stop the dragger from killing more people. Fierro was at Club Q with his wife, daughter and friends watching […]]]>

Richard Fierro, a decorated Army veteran who was at an LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Saturday night when a gunman opened fire, recalled how he worked with another patron and a drag artist to stop the dragger from killing more people.

Fierro was at Club Q with his wife, daughter and friends watching a drag show when a gunman wearing body armor and carrying an AR-15 style rifle killed five and injured 19 others.

During a press conference from his home, Fierro and his wife, Jessica Fierro, described how he charged across the room, pulled the shooter to the ground from behind by his body armor and beat him with his own weapon.

“I just went into combat mode,” Fierro said, according to The New York Times. “I just know I have to kill this guy before he kills us.”

Fierro, a veteran of four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and a former platoon leader, said he started shouting orders at a young man who stopped nearby to help, The Washington Post reported. . Fierro had grabbed the shooter’s pistol and was hitting it with it while ordering the young man to move the rifle.

“I said, ‘Hit it! Move the AR!’ Then I just started hitting him. But he was wearing armor plates, so I started hitting him wherever there was skin,” Fierro said, according to the Post.

When the man helping him got tired, Fierro said he beckoned a drag queen in high heels to help him, shouting, “Hit him!”

“She kicked him because the other guy was tired,” Fierro said.

Richard Fierro speaks at a press conference outside his home about his efforts to subdue the gunman during Saturday’s mass shooting at Club Q.

Richard Fierro speaks at a press conference outside his home about his efforts to subdue the gunman during Saturday’s mass shooting at Club Q.

Law enforcement credited Fierro and another patron, Thomas James, with intervening “heroically” to subdue the shooter until police arrived.

“I have never met a person who had engaged in such heroic actions who was so humbled about it,” Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers said of Fierro at a press conference. Monday. “He just said to me, ‘I was trying to protect my family.'”

Fierro and his wife own a local brewery called Atrevida Beer Co. In a post on the brewery’s Facebook page on Monday, Jessica Fierro said her husband injured his hands, knee and ankle while apprehending the shooter .

Two of their best friends were shot, she said, and their daughter, Kassandra, broke her knee trying to flee. Kassandra’s longtime boyfriend, Raymond Green Vance, was killed in the attack.

“We are devastated and torn. We love our [LGBTQ+] community and stay by their side. This cowardly and despicable act of hate has no place in our lives or business,” she wrote. “Damn hate. It left us and our community scarred but not broken. Lots of love to everyone.

A 22-year-old man was arrested in the shooting. He faces murder and hate crime charges.

Fierro said he was first handcuffed and put in the back of a police cruiser for what seemed like more than an hour after police arrived and saw him covered in blood and holding the shooter’s handgun. He said he was screaming and begging to be released so he could watch over his family. When he was finally released, he went to the hospital with his wife and daughter.

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Queen Consort urged not to wear Cullinan diamond during state visit to South Africa https://tinamania.com/queen-consort-urged-not-to-wear-cullinan-diamond-during-state-visit-to-south-africa/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://tinamania.com/queen-consort-urged-not-to-wear-cullinan-diamond-during-state-visit-to-south-africa/ In October 2018, she wore the Cullinan Diamonds for a state banquet at Buckingham Palace during a visit from King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. The choice was seen as a nod to the fact that the diamonds were cut in Amsterdam. But the queen’s death has sparked an online petition in South […]]]>

In October 2018, she wore the Cullinan Diamonds for a state banquet at Buckingham Palace during a visit from King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands.

The choice was seen as a nod to the fact that the diamonds were cut in Amsterdam.

But the queen’s death has sparked an online petition in South Africa which has attracted nearly 8,000 signatures, calling for the diamond to be returned and placed in a South African museum.

“Spitting in the face of South Africans”

Mr Vavi said if they were worn next week it would be “like spitting in the face of South Africans”.

He added: “It would be very unfortunate and we would put the story of Cecil John Rhodes on our faces and of course the colonial era mining industry – a time when minerals and land were taken from us, what we then had to fight for.”

Susan Booysen, one of South Africa’s best-known political analysts, said it was “hard to imagine” the diamond would be worn.

“Given the history of South Africa and the effects of the colonial period, particularly in the mining industry, this would, I am sure, shock Mr. Ramaphosa and many South Africans,” he said. she declared. “Surely, surely that wouldn’t happen.”

Buckingham Palace did not reveal which jewels will be worn by members of the royal family at the state banquet on Tuesday.

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These 14 music gigs in Burnley, Pendle and Clitheroe will thrill you this weekend https://tinamania.com/these-14-music-gigs-in-burnley-pendle-and-clitheroe-will-thrill-you-this-weekend/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 09:54:36 +0000 https://tinamania.com/these-14-music-gigs-in-burnley-pendle-and-clitheroe-will-thrill-you-this-weekend/ Circa 1985: American rock star Meatloaf, real name Marvin Lee Aday, screams into the microphone like a bat out of hell, during a live concert. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) Whatever your taste in music, this week’s stellar live concert offering will have you dancing. Here is a selection of talented artists rocking the halls of […]]]>
Circa 1985: American rock star Meatloaf, real name Marvin Lee Aday, screams into the microphone like a bat out of hell, during a live concert. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Whatever your taste in music, this week’s stellar live concert offering will have you dancing.

Here is a selection of talented artists rocking the halls of Burnley, Pendle and Clitheroe:

7 p.m. Ultimate Boyband Show at Paradise WMC, 4 Martin St, Burnley.

8 p.m. The dinghies at the Muni Theatre, Albert Rd, Colne.

9 p.m. Queenesque (Queen tribute band) at Rosegrove Unity Social Club, Rossendale Rd, Burnley.

7 p.m. Female solo act bringing you a great evening of rock/pop covers from Meat Loaf, Bruce Springsteen, Pat Benatar, Amy Macdonald, Fleetwood Mac, Lilly Allen, CCR, Lady Ga Ga, AC/DC, Motörhead and more at The Park View, 3 Higgin Street, Burnley.

7-30 p.m. DREAMERS Quartet by Mark Lockheart at The Grand, Clitheroe.

7-30 p.m. An Evening with Josh Hindle at the Rosegrove Railway Club, Back Rosegrove Lane, Rosegrove, Burnley.

8 p.m. An Evening with Diana DoGood at Hideaway Bar & Kitchen, 14 St James’s St, Burnley.

8 p.m. Maet – Meatloaf Tribute at the Muni Theatre, Albert Rd, Colne.

9 p.m. James Devine at the Read & Simonstone Constitutional Club, 43-45 Whalley Rd, Read, Burnley.

9 p.m. The Switch at Loom Makers Bistro, 49 Bank Parade, Burnley.

9 p.m. Ultrabeat at Hidden Burnley – Party Hire and Venue, 1 Cow Ln, Burnley.

9 p.m. Midlife at George & Dragon, 217 Gisburn Rd, Barrowford.

2 p.m. Charlotte Olivia at the Nelson Old Brass Band Club, Wren St.

6 p.m. The Marching Bones at the Ightenleigh Social Club, 389 Padiham Rd, Burnley.

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City of Rock Hill and Tepper agree to proposed $20 million settlement in failed Panthers draft https://tinamania.com/city-of-rock-hill-and-tepper-agree-to-proposed-20-million-settlement-in-failed-panthers-draft/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 21:38:01 +0000 https://tinamania.com/city-of-rock-hill-and-tepper-agree-to-proposed-20-million-settlement-in-failed-panthers-draft/ ROCK HILL, South Carolina (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – The town of Rock Hill and Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper have reached an agreement on a $20 million settlement over the failed headquarters project of the team, according to court documents. If approved, the settlement will resolve all pending lawsuits between the city and GT Real […]]]>

ROCK HILL, South Carolina (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – The town of Rock Hill and Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper have reached an agreement on a $20 million settlement over the failed headquarters project of the team, according to court documents.

If approved, the settlement will resolve all pending lawsuits between the city and GT Real Estate Holdings, LLC.

In August, Tepper’s real estate company announced a plan to make $82 million available to resolve all claims related to the training facility’s failure.

Under this proposed plan, $60.5 million in cash would be funded into a settlement trust for contractors, subcontractors and general unsecured creditors. GTRE said it believed the funds would be sufficient to pay all “allowed claims in full”.

$21.165 million in cash would be used to repay York County for the funds it contributed to the project, plus interest. The county previously filed a lawsuit against Tepper’s companies for “misappropriating” $21 million in state funds earmarked for a road expansion.

Another $20 million or more from the sale of the property would be used to make payments to the City of Rock Hill.

The real estate company said the plan reflected its promise to resolve all claims.

GTRE now has a clear path out of bankruptcy made possible by substantial commitments from DT Sports Holding, which has made available to GTRE more than $82 million in cash in an effort to bring this process to an orderly conclusion and fair. GTRE believes the plan is in the best interest of its creditors and expects a hearing to consider approval of the plan to take place in October this year.

Tepper’s company filed for bankruptcy in June after the project fell through.

Work on the facility was suspended in March after the Panthers owner’s company accused Rock Hill officials of failing to secure multimillion-dollar bonds for the work.

The 245-acre mixed-use site where the failed project is located was officially put up for sale by Colliers in October.

The property, called Rock Hill Overlook, has immediate access to Interstate-77 with a new exit 81 interchange coming in May 2023.

There was no word on a potential settlement with York County.

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QUEEN releases The Miracle Special, Part 1; Video https://tinamania.com/queen-releases-the-miracle-special-part-1-video/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 22:03:12 +0000 https://tinamania.com/queen-releases-the-miracle-special-part-1-video/ Queen has set November 18 as the release date for The Miracle Collector’s Edition. To celebrate the upcoming release of Queen’s 1989 hit album, YouTube series Queen The Greatest returns to pull back the curtain on the origin of the album. With archival interviews of all four band members and behind-the-scenes footage, we find out […]]]>

Queen has set November 18 as the release date for The Miracle Collector’s Edition. To celebrate the upcoming release of Queen’s 1989 hit album, YouTube series Queen The Greatest returns to pull back the curtain on the origin of the album. With archival interviews of all four band members and behind-the-scenes footage, we find out what made this Queen record such a unique album.

33 years later, Queen delivers the long-lost original LP cut of the classic 1989 album. The 8-Disc Box Set: Vinyl LP/5CD/DVD/Blu-ray is available for pre-order here. Watch an unboxing video below:

Widely recognized as Queen’s strongest album of the 80s and one of their most inspired, The Miracle, released in 1989, was a worldwide success reaching No. 1 in the UK and several major European markets. , even re-establishing the group in the United States where it delivered a gold album. Brian May has often cited the title track as his favorite Queen song of all time.

The hugely prolific sessions for The Miracle began in December 1987 and extended through March 1989. This was to be one of the most important periods in Queen’s history. Fifteen months earlier, on August 9, 1986, Queen’s mighty Europe Magic Tour had ended with a bang, in front of an estimated audience of over 160,000 at Knebworth Park in Britain. As the band left the stage that night – toasting the showpiece show of their biggest tour to date – they could hardly have foreseen Knebworth marking a line in the sand. This would be Queen’s last gig with Freddie and the first in a series of pivotal moments that would lead to a long separation for the band.

It would take 15 months and a radical restructuring of the band’s internal dynamics before Queen reunited at London’s Townhouse studios on December 3, 1987 to begin work on their thirteenth studio album. For the first time, Queen would share songwriting credits equally, regardless of who wrote each song, a consensus of opinion that was to have fertile results. “Sharing the credits was a really big decision for us. We left our egos outside the studio door,” Brian says, “and worked together like a real band – which wasn’t always the case. wish we had done it 15 years earlier.

Says Roger: “Decisions are made on artistic merit, so ‘Everybody Wrote It All’ is the line, rather than ego or whatever else gets in the way. We seem to work together better now than before. We are pretty high and low characters. We have different tastes in many ways. We used to have a lot of arguments in the studio, but this time we decided to share all the songwriting, which I think was very democratic and a good idea.

This show of unity was elegantly conveyed by the group’s artistic director Richard Gray’s cover for The Miracle, which depicts the four faces of Queen fused into one. “The cover represents the unity of the band at the time: a seamless fusion of four people becoming one,” May said. “We were also coping with Freddie’s deteriorating health and mobilizing to support him.”

While Freddie could no longer tour, Queen remained a band of astounding creative ingenuity. As John Deacon hinted, they instead channeled their chemistry live in the studio: “In the first few weeks of recording we did a lot of live material, a lot of songs, a few jams and some ideas popped up.”

‘Party’ and raw rock ‘Khashoggi’s Ship’ “evolved naturally, straight away,” Freddie said. Inspired by something Anita Dobson would say, and later adopted for the anti-apartheid protests, the massive “I Want It All” was – albeit written before the band entered the studio – a powerful expression of the Queen’s heavy rock powers. “We never got to perform that song live with Freddie,” May said. “It would have become an essential part of the Queen show, I’m sure, because it was very participatory – designed for the audience to sing along – very anthemic.”

Says Roger: “A lot of [Miracle] tracks contain first take material; we have tried to preserve this freshness. We tried to capture all the excitement we had playing together as a band.

Queen’s writings also reflected their personal circumstances. The drama ripped from the headlines of “Scandal” was May’s personal jab at the press’s intrusion into the band members’ respective personal affairs. Chosen by Deacon for his praise, Freddie’s burgeoning album “Was It All Worth It” has been retrospectively interpreted as a reflection on the singer’s health.

Another ingredient in the mix was David Richards, who had worked with Queen since billing as an assistant engineer on Live Killers. After further credits on A Kind of Magic and Live Magic, Richards stepped up to co-produce The Miracle, praised by May for its “whiz kid” technical prowess.

Months in the studio have spawned over 30 songs, more than Queen could ever need for a single album. Ten tracks were selected to form the release, with others later appearing as B-sides or solo tracks, or carried over to the Innuendo and Made in Heaven albums. Five hit singles supported the album.

Says Brian: “We had all these bits of bits, and some of them were half done, some of them were just an idea, and some of them were almost done, and that’s somehow happened on its own. There are tracks that you still want to go out and work on, and so they’re finished, and there are tracks that you think, ‘Oh that’s great, but I don’t really know what to do with it right now ‘, then they are naturally left behind.

Most of these remaining session tracks have remained untouched in Queen’s archives for the past 33 years.

For the hardcore Queen, meanwhile, one of the most anticipated items from the new box set is The Miracle Sessions CD featuring original takes, demos and raw takes from the full album plus six additional never-before-heard tracks. , including two featuring Brian on vocals.

Enticing enough for this hour-plus disc to offer the first official release of quasi-legendary songs such as “Dog With A Bone”, “I Guess We’re Falling Out”, “You Know You Belong To Me” and the poignant “Face it alone”. Add to that, the treasure trove of sunken treasures ranging from original takes and demos to raw cuts that mark the album The Miracle would become.

But perhaps the real gems of The Miracle Sessions CD are the spoken segments that complement the musical takes. As the studio tape continues to tour London and Montreux, the four members are caught off guard, giving listeners the eerie experience of flying off the wall of standing amongst Freddie, Brian, John and Roger as they joke, debate, exchange jokes. and show both joy and occasional frustration.

With the band arriving at the studio with little charted material, these sessions found Queen at her most inspired and impulsive, and that atmosphere is reflected not only in the music but also in the family exchanges that punctuate it. As Freddie said, “I think it’s the closest we’ve ever been in terms of writing together.”

Find all the details here.

Queen recently released the rediscovered track, “Face It Alone”, featuring the band’s late and legendary frontman Freddie Mercury. The digital/streaming single is available now, with a 7-inch single set to be released on November 18.

Listen/pre-order here and watch an official clip below:

Watch a lyric video for “Face It Alone”:

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Watch out for snowball-throwing robots! 25 of the best stage shows in the UK this Christmas | Theater https://tinamania.com/watch-out-for-snowball-throwing-robots-25-of-the-best-stage-shows-in-the-uk-this-christmas-theater/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 13:15:00 +0000 https://tinamania.com/watch-out-for-snowball-throwing-robots-25-of-the-best-stage-shows-in-the-uk-this-christmas-theater/ Christmas in the sun Unicorn, London, November 17-December 31Ola Ince, one of today’s most exciting directors, directs a new play by rising star Yasmin Joseph (author of J’Ouvert) in the Licorne studio. For ages three to six, it’s about a boy visiting his family in the Caribbean for the first time. Meanwhile, artistic director Justin […]]]>

Christmas in the sun

Unicorn, London, November 17-December 31
Ola Ince, one of today’s most exciting directors, directs a new play by rising star Yasmin Joseph (author of J’Ouvert) in the Licorne studio. For ages three to six, it’s about a boy visiting his family in the Caribbean for the first time. Meanwhile, artistic director Justin Audibert stages Pinocchio in the main hall.

midnight mole

The Egg, Bath, 9-31 December
A festive Chekhov for children under four? It’s the kind of surprise you expect from the excellent Egg Theater. In this puppet adventure, Madame Ranevsky gets a new perspective on her cherry orchard, thanks to animal pals. From the team behind the popular Snow Mouse.

Once upon a time there was a snowstorm

Traverse, Edinburgh, 9-23 December
Illustrator Richard Johnson’s picture book, about a boy separated from his father and taken in by a gang of animals, is adapted by Lyra for children aged five to eight. On December 17, Johnson is accompanying performances for a draw your own bear event.

Loosey-goosey … John Bishop and Ian McKellen. Photograph: Scott Garfitt/Invision/AP

Mother hen

Touring the UK and Ireland, December 15-April 1
Almost 20 years after his legendary Widow Twankey at the Old Vic, Ian McKellen returns to panto country alongside John Bishop in a show written by Jonathan Harvey and directed by Cal McCrystal. Playing across nine venues, including a run through the West End at Christmas, it’s sure to hatch plenty of puns.

Crackers: a festive family stuffing

Polka theatre, London, 19 November-15 January
The family theater wonderland of Wimbledon has a festive season with the return of Sarah Argent’s irresistible grandfather, Me and Teddy Too. Charles Way’s Crackers follows the Christmas Day shenanigans of a family who run a pet store and seem to have misplaced Napoleon the rat.

Belle and Sebastian

Bristol Old Vic, December 2-January 8
Cécile Aubry’s 1960s story of a boy and his Pyrenean mountain dog is brought to life in a 50-minute studio production directed by Heidi Vaughan, starring Felix Hayes and Mogali Masuku, and co-produced with Traveling Light. Expect snowy peaks and wet noses in a story of loyal friends.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Tron, Glasgow, 23 November-8 January
Panto supremo Johnny McKnight writes and directs the annual Tron shindig, postponed for two consecutive years due to Covid. Dorothy Blawna-Gale and her pooch Tronto plan to send audiences over the rainbow.

Robin Hood

Theatr Clwyd, Mold, 19 November-14 January
No matter the longbow: Clwyd’s rock’n’roll panto gives us a rebellious hero roaming the glen brandishing his trusty guitar. Written by Christian Patterson, it brings good news with rock, soul and pop songs.

Winter's Tales from Live Theater
Winter’s Tales from Live Theater

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Live Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne, 4-23 December
Why not let young audiences express themselves in their festive show? Local schoolchildren came up with the ideas behind this new story hour for over-fours written by Rory Mullarkey. Expect elves, polar bears and snowball throwing robots.

Charlie and the chocolate factory

Leeds Playhouse, 18 November-28 January
Leeds Playhouse’s traditional festive extravaganza is a guaranteed golden ticket. This year’s sweet treat, with a whopping 10-week run, is Roald Dahl’s classic previously performed in London and New York. There are new tunes and favorite songs from the film, taking you – all together now – “a world of pure imagination”.

Cinderella: The Midnight Princess

The Mac, Belfast, 30 November-8 January
This winter, you can sing along with Cinders in musical stages across the country, from Dundee to Manchester to Salisbury. Presented by Cahoots and the Mac, this ball in Belfast promises incredible illusions and a twist on the original fairy tale.

hexagon

National Theatre, London, 26 November–14 January
The National’s 2021 Christmas show – a new version of Sleeping Beauty – was cursed by Covid: three weeks of performances were lost to illness and its official press night and NT Live broadcast were axed. He’s back with a new cast. Rufus Norris leads the fairy tale, with music by Jim Fortune and book by Tanya Ronder.

The Wild Adventure of Doctor Dolittle

Rehearsals for The Little Prince.
Freya Stokka, Tilly Lee Kronick and Joshua Frazer in rehearsals for The Little Prince. Photography: Alex Brenner

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 1-3 December
Welsh company Hijinx has an inclusive community theater troupe, Odyssey, whose festive spectacle is a musical menagerie featuring the ugly duckling, Nellie the elephant, Incy Wincy Spider and other colorful creatures.

The little Prince

Taunton Brewhouse, December 6-30
A circus ride on the enduring story of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, staged by the Metta Theater with a 24-person youth ensemble supporting the cast. Book and lyrics by P Burton-Morgan, with score by Candida Caldicot. There is a performance with Ukrainian subtitles on December 28.

Robin Hood

Oldham Coliseum, November 12-January 7
Oldham Coliseum enters the festive season reeling from the news that it will no longer receive funding from Arts Council England’s national portfolio. Like so many theaters, they will rely on a loyal local audience for their panto, which is written by Fine Time Fontayne and Chris Lawson. Designed by Celia Perkins (who won an award for last year’s production).

A Christmas Carol

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot, 25 November-7 January
Dickens’ story of poverty and austerity brings a particular sting amid the cost of living crisis. Ellie Hurt directs a version by playwright Nick Lane and composer Simon Slater that aims to be “fast and furious” with added local references in this beautiful new theater.

Red Riding Hood

Everyman, Liverpool, 25 November-14 January
Suba Das, the new creative director of the Everyman and Playhouse theatres, stages his annual rock ‘n’ roll panto, written this year by Peter Rowe. There’s a top-notch technical team including choreographer Lucy Cullingford and designer Grace Smart digging into the story.

Sleeping Beauty

The Marlowe, Canterbury, 25 November-8 January
After her terrific performance in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella pantomime, Carrie Hope Fletcher goes nasty in her first real panto. She is the Wicked Witch opposite Strictly Champion Ore Oduba and Jennie Dale (the dastardly Captain Swashbuckle of CBeebies).

Tales of the Brothers Grimm

Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, 26 November-31 December
You could go see Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty or Rapunzel this winter – or find all three of them (plus a wolf and a Snow Queen to boot) in this fairy tale mashup from Hannah McPake. It follows the daughter of a suffragette who is transported by a storm to a magical land.

Mother hen

Hackney Empire, London, November 19-December 31
Panto dame extraordinaire Clive Rowe will have audiences wriggling with this wacky tale, staged to mark the 120th anniversary of not just the venue, but the 1902 version of the pantomime starring Dan Leno. Should leave you ding dong happily at the top.

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Lanternhouse, Cumbernauld, 2-24 December
This one’s a little more yo ho ho than ho ho ho: Ross MacKay’s swashbuckling play opens with young Robbie reading Robert Louis Stevenson’s book and getting carried away into his world of adventure . Co-presented by Visible Fictions.

The staging in Boston of Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol.
Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol by Dolly Parton, staged in Boston in 2019. Photography: Jesse Faatz

Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol

Southbank Centre, London, 8 December-8 January
Country legend Dolly Parton (recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame) wrote the music and lyrics for this twist on the Dickens classic, which transfers the story from Victorian London to 1930s Tennessee and casts Scrooge as a baron. mining.

Red Riding Hood

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, 9-23 December
Writer Lewis Hetherington, composer Michael John McCarthy and director Dominic Hill present a Citz fairy tale for over-fives. As if a marauding wolf weren’t enough, its hero must save Christmas from prohibition. Pigs in blankets are advertised – but maybe not to eat.

Alice in Wonderland

Brixton House, London, 1-31 December
A Christmas Carroll from the sparkling Poltergeist theater company. Alice is an 11-year-old girl who argues with her mother in a London Underground station and jumps into a car headed for Nonsense. Expect a fast-paced, rap-fueled adventure at the new venue celebrating its first year in Lambeth.

Snow Queen

Lyric, Belfast, 25 November-31 December
A heartwarming winter story about fear, flowers, friendship and a big frost, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story about Gerda and Kai. The new musical version of Paul Boyd blows on the main stage of the Lyric while his studio offers an intriguing cabaret, Pigeon & Plum’s Vaudeville Circus, for those over 13 years old.

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‘There is no cure’: Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor reveals he has stage 4 cancer | Duran Duran https://tinamania.com/there-is-no-cure-duran-durans-andy-taylor-reveals-he-has-stage-4-cancer-duran-duran/ Mon, 07 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0000 https://tinamania.com/there-is-no-cure-duran-durans-andy-taylor-reveals-he-has-stage-4-cancer-duran-duran/ Original Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor has been diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer, the band revealed during their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, which Taylor had to miss due to a ongoing treatment. The famous British new wave band revealed Taylor was diagnosed four years ago as they read a letter […]]]>

Original Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor has been diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer, the band revealed during their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, which Taylor had to miss due to a ongoing treatment.

The famous British new wave band revealed Taylor was diagnosed four years ago as they read a letter from him to the public during the Hall of Fame ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Taylor was due to reunite with his old bandmates – vocalist Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor – but they said he suffered a setback that wouldn’t allow him to go to Los Angeles from his home in Ibiza.

The ceremony was to be the first time the five-piece Birmingham band had played together in 17 years, having last reformed for a world tour and the Astronaut album in 2004.

The band were the first act inducted at Saturday’s ceremony and took to the stage performing their breakthrough 1981 hit Girls On Film. They continued with a set that included Hungry Like the Wolf and Ordinary World before addressing Taylor’s absence while reading the letter.

(L-R) Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran attend the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Photography: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Taylor wrote, “A little over four years ago I was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer. Many families have experienced the slow burn of this disease and of course we are no different; so I speak from the point of view of a father but with a deep humility towards the band, the biggest fans a band can have and this exceptional distinction.

“I have the ‘Rodgers and Edwards’ of doctors and medical treatments that, until very recently, kept me going. Although my current condition is not immediately life threatening, there is no cure.

Rodgers and Edwards refer to Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, the pop producers and founders of Chic, who worked with Duran Duran throughout their careers.

“Recently I was fine after a very sophisticated life prolonging treatment, that was until about a week ago when I suffered a setback, and despite my team’s exceptional efforts, I had to be honest in this both physically and mentally, I would push my limits,” Taylor continued.

“However, none of this should or should detract from what this group (with or without me) has achieved and sustained for 44 years.”

Taylor added that he was “really sorry and massively disappointed” that he couldn’t attend the ceremony, noting that he even bought a new guitar for the occasion, but was “very proud of these four brothers” and “delighted” that they accept. this price.

“I often doubted that the day would come. I’m really happy to be here to see the light of day,” he added.

Lionel Richie, Pat Benatar, Eminem, Carly Simon, Eurythmics, Harry Belafonte, Judas Priest and Dolly Parton were also inducted at the ceremony.

Duran Duran formed in Birmingham in 1978 and were one of the biggest bands of the 1980s, with hits such as Rio, Wild Boys and the Bond theme A View to a Kill. The three Taylors are unrelated.

The band have risen to prominence again recently, releasing their 15th studio album, Future Past, last year and embarking on a 40th anniversary celebration tour, including headlining the British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park in London this year.

They also performed at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace and performed at the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

A documentary film, A Hollywood High, about their recent Los Angeles rooftop concert at the Aster Hotel was released this week. The project also includes interviews and archival footage that tells the story of the band’s special relationship with the American city.

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Rock and roll trio The Subways announce Northampton gig https://tinamania.com/rock-and-roll-trio-the-subways-announce-northampton-gig/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 13:15:07 +0000 https://tinamania.com/rock-and-roll-trio-the-subways-announce-northampton-gig/ The subways. Rock and roll trio The Subways will headline The Black Prince in January as part of an 11-date UK tour. The band, who released their latest single Black Wax last month, will play Northampton on Saturday January 21 and tickets are on sale now. The Subways formed at the turn of the century […]]]>
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Rock and roll trio The Subways will headline The Black Prince in January as part of an 11-date UK tour.

The band, who released their latest single Black Wax last month, will play Northampton on Saturday January 21 and tickets are on sale now.

The Subways formed at the turn of the century and remain one of the most exciting live bands on the touring circuit.

In 2005, with an average age of just 18, Billy Lunn, Charlotte Cooper and former member Josh Morgan burst onto the international music scene with their debut album Young For Eternity and rock-club single Rock & Roll. Queen.

Festival staples, they have graced the stages of international festivals, including Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage, Reading & Leeds Main Stage, Rock Am Ring and Rock En Seine.

After their debut album, the band released All Or Nothing in 2008, Money and Celebrity in 2011 and a self-titled album in 2015.

In 2020, Morgan left the group and was replaced by Camille Phillips.

Besides Black Wax, this year The Subways have released new tracks Love Waiting On You and You Kill My Cool and are set to release their fifth album next year.

Support at the Abington Square site is provided by Catbear and Shallow Honey.

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Marc Martel brings One Vision of QUEEN Tour to Pompano Beach in December https://tinamania.com/marc-martel-brings-one-vision-of-queen-tour-to-pompano-beach-in-december/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://tinamania.com/marc-martel-brings-one-vision-of-queen-tour-to-pompano-beach-in-december/ Tickets for the December 16 show at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater are on sale now at www.ticketsoul.com Marc Martel is a real treat for Queen fans who want to experience the greatest hits known and loved around the world in concert with the same voice and sound as Mercury. —Rafael Velasquez Stanbury, owner of Tiranube […]]]>

Tickets for the December 16 show at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater are on sale now at www.ticketsoul.com

Marc Martel is a real treat for Queen fans who want to experience the greatest hits known and loved around the world in concert with the same voice and sound as Mercury.

—Rafael Velasquez Stanbury, owner of Tiranube Entertainment

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, Nov. 1, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Marc Martel, Canadian rock musician known for his Queen covers and near Freddie Mercury-identical vocals, will perform a Queen tribute on Friday, December 16 at the newly renovated Pompano Beach Amphitheater with 3,000 seats. One Vision of Queen is a unique tribute where some of the most iconic rock anthems of all time collide with a theatrical performance style and eye-catching production.

At its core, the show’s gripping setlist features some of the band’s biggest hits, including fan-favorite “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “We Are The Champions,” “Another One Bites The Dust,” David Bowie’s stadium-shaking collaboration “Under Pressure,” soulful “Somebody To Love,” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.”

Martel is renowned for his uncanny vocal resemblance to the late Freddie Mercury, so much so that he was chosen to sing some of the voices in the 2018 film Bohemian Rhapsody.

Long before Martel’s YouTube videos went viral, spawning an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and a performance with the surviving members of Queen on “American Idol”, Martel spent 13 years recording and touring the world with Canadian rockers Downhere.

“Marc Martel is a real treat for Queen fans who want to experience the greatest hits known and loved around the world in concert with the same voice and sound as Mercury,” said Rafael Velasquez Stanbury, owner of Tiranube Entertainment. .

The One Vision of Queen show is possible thanks to three local promoters: U-Event, Tiranube Entertainment and One Music. These Miami-based companies have been promoting live events in South Florida and across the United States for over eight years.

Tickets for One Vision of Queen are on sale at https://www.ticketsoul.com/shows/one-vision-of-queen-feat-marc-martel. Watch a preview of the performance here.

About promoters
U-Event, Tiranube Entertainment and One Music are Miami-based event production companies with over 20 years of combined experience promoting concerts and live events. For more information, visit www.tiranube.com, www.ueventgroup.com and www.onemusicusa.com

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Rafael Velázquez Stanbury
Tiranube Entertainment
+1 786 4515517
rafael@tiranube.com

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EXPLAINER: Drag queens and how they got dragged into politics https://tinamania.com/explainer-drag-queens-and-how-they-got-dragged-into-politics/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 11:41:18 +0000 https://tinamania.com/explainer-drag-queens-and-how-they-got-dragged-into-politics/ FILE – A drag performer named Champagne Monroe reads the children’s book “Rainbow Fish” to a group of children and parents at the Mobile Public Library for Drag Queen Story Hour in Mobile, Ala. September 8, 2018. The art and entertainment form of pick-up has been misinterpreted in recent months by right-wing activists and politicians […]]]>

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FILE – A drag performer named Champagne Monroe reads the children’s book “Rainbow Fish” to a group of children and parents at the Mobile Public Library for Drag Queen Story Hour in Mobile, Ala. September 8, 2018. The art and entertainment form of pick-up has been misinterpreted in recent months by right-wing activists and politicians who complain about the “sexualization” or “grooming” of children. Recent headlines about the disruption of drag events and their portrayal as sexual and harmful to children may obscure the intent of the art form and its rich history. (AP Photo/Dan Anderson, File)

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Lately the drag has been dragged through the mud.

The art form has been cast in the wrong light in recent months by right-wing activists and politicians who complain about the ‘sexualisation’ or ‘grooming’ of children. Opponents often coordinate protests at drag events that feature or target children, sometimes showing up with guns. Some politicians have proposed banning children from drag events and even criminally charging parents who take their children there.

Artists and organizers of events, such as story hours where brightly dressed drag queens read books to children, say protesters are the ones who terrorize and hurt children and turn them into political pawns – just as they have done in other campaigns around access to toilets and educational materials.

Recent headlines about the disruption of drag events and their portrayal as sexual and harmful to children may obscure the art form and its rich history.

WHAT IS DRAG?

Drag is the art of dressing and acting exaggeratedly like another genre, usually for entertainment such as comedy, singing, dancing, lip-syncing, or all of the above.

Drag may have its roots in the days of William Shakespeare, when female roles were played by men. The origin of the term is debated, but it is possible that it was coined after someone noticed that the dresses or petticoats that male actors wore on stage were dragging on the floor. Another presents it as an acronym – an unproven notion that notes in scripts use “DRAG” to indicate that the actor should “dress as a girl”.

Drag performances could later be seen on the vaudeville circuit and during the Harlem Renaissance. They became a mainstay of gay bars throughout the 20th century and remain so.

RuPaul went one step further with his reality show “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” which became an award-winning hit and helped drag explode in popularity — and into the mainstream.

IS DRAG SEXUAL?

Many opponents of drag cite nudity in their objections. Each performer makes different choices, but drag queens often wear more, not less, clothing than what you’d see on a typical 21st-century American woman on a public beach or on network television.

Their costumes tend towards extravagant, sometimes long dresses. Drag queens may use fake breasts, wear see-through costumes, and use makeup or other means to show off cleavage and appear overly feminine.

The difference, interpreters note, is that opponents of flirting see sexual deviance in the aspect of cross-dressing.

Drag usually does not involve nudity or stripping, which are more common in burlesque, a distinct form of entertainment. Explicitly sexual and profane language is common in shows aimed at adult audiences. Such routines can consist of stand-up comedy that can be raunchy – or can pale in comparison to some traditional comedians.

SHOULD CHILDREN SEE OR DRESS IN DRAG?

That’s up to parents and guardians to decide, just like they decide whether their children should be exposed to or participate in certain music, TV shows, movies, beauty contests, concerts or other forms of entertainment, parenting experts say. .

Shows at nightclubs and adult-oriented brunches may not be suitable for children, while other events, such as story times, are child-friendly and therefore contain softer language and dress.

Drag performers and the venues that book them typically don’t allow children if a performance has risky content, or require children to be accompanied by a parent or guardian — basically how movies rated R are managed by theatres.

Story hours, in which interpreters read to children in libraries, bookstores or other venues, have become popular in recent years. The events use an engaging character to grab their child’s attention – any parent whose child can’t take Elsa’s eyes off “Frozen” has the idea. The difference here is that the goal is to get kids interested in reading.

Some children have performed cruising at age-appropriate events. An 11-year-old who dons a princess dress and tiara was recently scheduled to perform at a story-and-singing event at an Oregon pub – but was downgraded to ‘guest of honor’ after protests outside erupted into fighting.

“Part of keeping our kids safe is allowing them to be kids, to be playful, to take risks, and to be silly, without that necessarily meaning anything deeper or more permanent,” explains Amber Trueblood, a family therapist. “A lot of parents are OK with kids dressing up as assassins, villains or reapers, but they rarely take the choice of costume to mean anything other than playful and fun.

THREATS AND POILING

Opponents of drag story hours and other drag events for children’s audiences often claim that they “groom” children, which involves attempts to sexually abuse them or otherwise influence them. another their sexual orientation or gender identity.

The term “grooming” in the sexual sense describes how child molesters trick and abuse their victims. Its use by opponents of dating, as well as protesters in other areas of LGBTQ opposition, seeks to falsely equate it with pedophilia and other forms of child abuse.

The authors of the false rhetoric may then present themselves as child saviors and try to present anyone who disagrees – a political opponent, for example – as siding with the child molesters.

Objections are often religious in nature, with some opponents citing the devil at work. Threats to drag out events, and story times in particular, have increased along with the rhetoric. In addition to the protest in Oregon which failed to quell such an event, organizers of a recent event in Florida canceled theirs after what they said were threats from hate groups.

The threats are likely an attempt to scare parents into not taking their children to such events, causing them to collapse and push the drag back into the closet, observers said. Some organizers, parents and performers have dug their heels in, insisting they won’t back down.

In another tactic to discourage attendance, stragglers have been known to attend shows, take and post a video that lacks context, then troll or “dox” the artist or venue.

One such video clip showed an act of profane dragging in front of a young child and presented it as abuse – despite the child being with adults and the venue informing attendees of the rude content, suggesting parental discretion and requiring that all children are accompanied by their parents.

Other undermining efforts include a false claim that an artist flashed children in a Minnesota library and another false claim that the head of the Drag Queen Story Hour organization was arrested for child pornography.

Despite claims by some naysayers, drag cannot “transform” a gay or transgender child, although its playful use of gender can reassure children who are already questioning their identity. That way, therapist Joe Kort wrote in a blog post in Psychology Today, gender nonconforming children may have “other role models as they begin to sort out their feelings about who they authentically are.”

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