On January, 3 some people still miss the departed year while others feel sorry for the fact that on this very date the legendary Beatles gathered for their last rehearsal. This piece is for the latter ones.
It was 46 years ago sharp when Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison waited for their friend John Lennon in vain. Guitar player didn’t show up for the rehearsal that became the final one for the quartet. The band was living its last days. It is ironic that the break-up of the Liverpool 4 didn’t affect advent of new fans. On the contrary, their number gradually has grown year in and out. And what kinds of things they pull off…
For instance, In Brazil during carnivals fans of the band gather to sing their favorite songs in chorus. They add lively Latin American rhythms to the music. This kind of caroling gathers over 5 thousand people every year. In 2013 the record of 60 thousand participants was set!
Last year in October a very zealous admirer interrupted Paul McCartney’s performance on BBC to… get an autograph. On reception of the precious flourish the man let the musician continue the performance after all. Apropos, sir Paul had no hard feelings for him since, according to the beatle, fans are sacral.
“The Beatles” have always had very special relations with admirers of their talent. The story of Ringo Starr is really something in itself! In 1964 during an American tour the drummer of the ‘insects’ took an accidental picture of the five young men driving a nearby car. Took it and forgot about it. In as many as 50 years the musician was going through his photographs and spotted the picture of the guys. Ringo set his sights on finding those people. It might seem impossible. But thanks to American television it worked out. More to that, they were put in a car and taken picture of, as if bringing them back to the past for an instance.
All in all, admirers of the Liverpool 4 talents are so obsessed with the band that they want to share something with their idols no matter what. Sometimes even time extent is what doesn’t matter. Recently the house where John Lennon had lived for 5 years was sold in bidding. The price of the lot constituted 772 thousand dollars. The fact that the residential space’s price didn’t measure up to the market one (it was a couple of times higher, if anything) didn’t disturb the new owner. Love isn’t measured in money equivalent, you know.
American scrip writer Chris McCoy expressed his love to the quartet in a very creative way. He came up with an interesting plot for science-fiction movie. Two main characters use time machine to travel to the past and prevent John Lennon from meeting Yoko Ono. According to moviemakers she is the one to be blamed for the band’s break up. By the way, negotiations on movie production are already in progress.
It is impossible to figure out the number of the successive Beatles mania wave that swept musicians’ home city, Liverpool. According to locals, that many fans have never assembled there even in the years of popularity peak. Companies gather in almost every precinct to sing for the umpteenth time that “yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away”.
And there is nothing surprising about it for as long as people listen to music, there will be Beatles lovers among them. There is probably no other band to gain such popularity among the public as diverse in status and position. It recently turned out, that even ever-serious and I daresay harsh leader of the North Korea Kim Jong-Il adores “The Beatles"…
Françoise Barbe-Gall teaches how to talk to children about art. She gives practical advices in her books, teaches to see things invisible to many people, to notice details and forget about labels. But we have to admit that among adults there are very few people who can boast with expertise in this area. If you want to change this order of things, today we offer you to go with us to the museums. Yes, it's a good idea, since we have chosen the best.
Behind the window sad eyes of old man peered at Petrograd engulfed by revolutionary fire. This fire spread on his life's work: a proud four-story building was invaded by noisy commissioners and sailors, whose presence seemed a cruel joke after regular customers. Workshop owner Carl Gustavovich Fabergé, apparently, noticed in this chaos approaching decay of his career. However, he could have a secret gleam of hope for another life of his heritage. If only he knew that it would come true, maestro would hardly have lost his spiritual strength...
The Embassy of Turkey in Ukraine and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Yonet J. Tezel opened in National museum named after Taras Shevchenko exhibition ‘Drawing on the water. The sophisticated art ebru’ by the painter Hikmet Barutchugil.
On the 4-th of April in Museum of history of Kyiv the exhibition project of the modern visual art Egyptian Vision is about to open. For the first time in Kyiv the works of selected collection will be represented, particularly, nearly forty pictures of famous Egyptian masters among whom there are Munir Escander, Gergis Lotfi, Gamil Shafik, Hasan Abd Elfatah, Aayed Saad Eddin, Karim Abd El Malak, Hasan Rashed, etc.
The artist from New Zealand Hailey King working under the brand FLOX is well-known all over the world for the fascinating pictures showing the enlightened beauty of wild nature. Her colorful birds, picturesque landscapes, and fairy-tale-like animals remind us about the necessity to get united with the primordial nature. Hailey King creates the type of art giving inspiration and vitality. She is concentrated onto recognition of ancient heritage of the sacral places and making it spread among the wide publics. In the interview the artist told us about her social projects, travels and the modern cultural trends inherent to New Zealand.
OUTLOOK is proceeding with publishing series of articles "An Hour Before" and specially for World Dance Day snuck behind the scenes of National Opera of Ukrainek! What happens off-stage while guests are taking their seats in the hall? How are ballet dancer getting ready? We also were interested to follow all those steps...
Iliko, who devoted all his life to dancing, actually bequeathed to his descendants to do everything possible for his family name remained on posters forever. 70 years later, millions of people in hundreds of countries are buying tickets where in different languages, without translation one can easily read the name of Sukhishvili.
The power of gestures burns the text to ashes, sound deafens and takes to the abyss from which all of us come and where we return upon the accomplishment of a short time period called as the life. Attending the Theatre of Cruelty, a human appears in the centre of performance as there are everything we are hiding from in the everyday routine, particularly, freedom and isolation, life on the border, merging with the crows till self is lost and lonely residing at the top. The drama of being involves in its mineral resources, the echo of tragedy overwhelms publics and spectator without noticing it appears in the trap of the own perception. That is about the so-called ‘Theatre of Cruelty’ (theatre de cruaute), the child of French playwright and director, eccentric and shocking Antonen Artaud.
The Australian Embassy in Ukraine and personally Australian Chargé d'Affaires Bruce Edwards presented in Kiev gallery Triptych: Global Arts Workshop, an exhibition featuring outstanding artworks from some of the finest Australian Indigenous artists of the twentieth century Old Masters: Australia's Great Bark Artists
On January 12, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine took place the opening ceremony of a photo exhibition on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and the People's Republic of China.
When I, as a little girl, for the first time passed my hand over trimmed bush, my palm got scratched with sharp edges of twigs and lasting arborvitae fragrance hit my nose. Mesmerized, I was not able to take my eyes away from the cones, balls and squares that surrounded me in the park of a small resort town. I felt like being inside a fairy tale, where behind the leaves I could notice a smile of the Cheshire Cat.
In those days when the Persian soldiers were second to none, and both the Roman Empire and the Arabian Peninsula were conquered by their power, skilful fingers of winner nation craftswomen created their first masterpiece. The carpet called The Springtime passed into history as the most precious of all time. It symbolized powerful rule of the Persians, and its beauty told about the divine origin of the king Khosrow I.
Dazzling flashes of ancient knowledge manifested in colourful shimmering beads and in elaborated yarn mosaics by Huichol Indians, captivate the imagination calling for an endless journey through branches of the world tree. Spiritual images take on flesh in intricate ornaments that accompany a Mexican peasant throughout his life. Twilight land of legends always have a shelter for a weary traveller: no one is alone on the paths of spirits.
Exclusive glass vases and Christmas tree decorations that only exist in one or two samples, aside from high price, most often also have in common unique production technology that is mastered by representatives of a rare profession – glass-blower. The history of the craft has lasted for a couple of millennia with some old secrets of handmade production still kept under seal.
Spectacular show project Cirque du Soleil rocked the world of circus art to remind that circus can not only entertain but also create new reality. Crazy experiments on human body defy any power on gravity and miracle-plays of sound and light lure the audience into a twilight labyrinth of philosophical dramas letting them get to the sun together with characters of stagings.
Under the auspices of embassy of Azerbaijan in National musical academy of Ukraine named after P.I. Chaykovskyy there was a concert dedicated to the memory of national leader of Azerbaijan nation Heydar Aliev.
Coin jar of history of this art accounts for about 6 thousand years. Notably, this currently popular trade owes its emergence to happenstance... A prehistoric man once noticed that after any natural colorant had gotten into a place of a burn or a cut, very lasting drawings stayed on skin. From that moment on people began inflicting slight damage to themselves in order to decorate own bodies with ornamentation and stand out among others. Researchers discovered the oldest samples of tattoos during excavations of sacred Egyptian pyramids.
What most people know about flamenco, is that this dance is manifestation of neither love and affection, nor entertainment and revelry fun. Fiery expressive flamenco is reflection of suffering and pain of an individual within nation, always persecuted and deprived of home. The dance itself, which has become a global symbol of Spain, is not only its national heritage, but aesthetic mix of cultures of Spanish, Roma, Jewish and Arab peoples.
Twelve-string guitar, the twilight of Portuguese nights, candles, and soul-gripping voice… Dramatic incentives of fado song tell about unrequited love. It cannot appear in the crossroads of destinies; however, it enables feelings to embody into the touching sounds of Portuguese romances.
In the course of celebration of 200-th anniversary of the Independence of Argentina in Argentinean house in Kyiv the exhibition of the prominent painter Nora Iniesta has been opened. The leading motive of her creativity is love towards her birth place which she tries to express creating the images of her motherland in different genres of the visual art.