Last night disco queen Gloria Gaynor performed at Crocus City Hall in Moscow. The 63-year-old singer talked to The Moscow Times: “It’s wonderful that I have become so popular in Russia in the last few years. I have performed for Russians in America, in Italy and in Germany. It’s a kind of love affair going on.” Gaynor's “I Will Survive” is the disco anthem, though after … [Read more...] about Gloria Gaynor surviving in Moscow
Under the Romanovs, the theatre served as the backdrop to coronations of Russian tsars from Alexander II to Nikolai II. Though Lenin maneuvered to have the imperial symbol blown up in 1919, it was retained as a cultural icon and highlevel political meeting place, replacing the tsarist double-headed eagle above the stage with a hammer and sickle.But the Soviet era left the … [Read more...] about First the Bolshoi theatre is restored – now the singers?
The new soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre ballet company, American David Hallberg, has started rehearsals in Russia. His début on the Bolshoi stage will be in Giselle on November 4.Sergei Filin, the head of the Bolshoi Ballet, who invited the 29-year-old American to Moscow, said in an interview for The Voice of Russia: I’d like to underline his strong wish to fit in with the … [Read more...] about David Hallberg and Sergei Filin speak from Moscow
The jewelry from seven husbands. The wardrobe of a '60s jet-setter. The memorabilia of a Hollywood icon, including a love poem by Bob Dylan that he scrawled on a framed publicity poster of himself and dedicated to "Elizabeth, Sweetheart, Dream angel, Queen-of-the world."These are among more than 2,000 objects that belonged to Elizabeth Taylor and are being auctioned by … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Taylor’s memorabilia returns to LA before the Christie’s auction
"The word is out. I will be joining the Bolshoi as a premier, marking an important step in my career and the Bolshoi's history. It has been and will be an unforgettable ride, full of challenges and hopefully triumphs as well. I am so thrilled and honored... upwards and onwards." … [Read more...] about David Hallberg’s Twitter comments on going to the Bolshoi