While Gaudí and the Modernista architects were building Barcelona, Ramon Casas was painting it – portraits, nudes, scenes of family life and depictions of city events. This major exhibition surveys the work of Impressionist-influenced Casas who, along with Santiago Rusiñol, was one of the two key Barcelona painters of the city’s vibrant 1890s, a period of bourgeois economic prosperity accompanied by cultural flowering and surging nationalism. Around 100 works are on show, including many of his most noted turn-of-the-century paintings, and also a section of drawings.
June 30, 2010
June 20, 2010
Immerse yourself in the unpredictable world of alternative Berlin cabaret at this new show at one of the city’s most talked-about venues. Hosted by chanson singer and gay party promoter Tanja Ries, the bash takes place every Sunday night at the Trompete, a classy subterranean lounge-bar which is owned by one of Germany’s most famous actors, Ben Becker. With appearances expected by a host of Berlin stars, Tanjas Nachtclub runs the gamut of cabaret entertainment, absorbing everything from literature and performance to stand-up and sketches. In German.
June 17, 2010
Though they officially disbanded in 1991, the Psychedelic Furs cannot help but be dragged back in time to relive the 1980s with a crowd of New Wave thirtysomethings at the House of Blues. Purveyors of a lush, atmospheric synth pop, the Furs occupied a poppish post-punk genre that was equal parts danceable and gloomy. Fronted by Richard Butler’s trademark gruff vocals, the Furs survived on singles like ‘Love My Way’ and the title track from the uber-1980s film, ‘Pretty In Pink’.
June 8, 2010
Apparently the treatment was especially developed in Hollywood for actors because of their unhealthy Hollywood lifestyles. What is it? Enemas that’s what. One enema costs $50 with a course of four recommended. It is only then that you will feel your youth and your beauty return, or so they say. It’s completely pain free and in fact supposed to be a refreshing clean out to the system. Yet another fad from the body-obsessed Los Angelians.
June 2, 2010
Staged at a the Komische opera house in East Berlin, this new choreography by Richard Wehrlock draws inspiration from both Shakespeare’s comedy, ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ and the Hollywood musical ‘Kiss Me Kate’. Using a combination of ballet, slapstick and cabaret, ‘The Taming of the Shrew: Kate’s Comeback’, revolves around the comic events on a film set in Italy in the 1950s. The soundtrack mixes up tracks by Ennio Morricone and Nino Rota, who composed many scores for Italian director Frederico Fellini.