A world-premiere musical based on an Oscar-winning rock ‘n’ roll saga written by one of San Diego’s favorite sons?It’s all happening.Fans of “Almost Famous” will recognize that line from the 2000 Cameron Crowe movie, inspired by the writer-director’s own experiences in the 1970s as a boy-wonder journalist for Rolling Stone magazine.And if you’re among them, you’ll probably be thrilled to hear that the Old Globe Theatre is staging the debut production of the film’s musical-stage adaptation — written by Crowe himself and set to a mix of classic hits and new songs by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Tom Kitt. The project almost certainly represents the first time that a theater originating a movie-based musical is actually mentioned in the film being adapted; that’s the case with “Almost Famous,” which name-drops the Old Globe, Crowe’s hometown theater and a place he frequented with his mom as a … [Read more...] about World-premiere musical ‘Almost Famous’ tops Old Globe Theatre’s just-announced 2019-20 season
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MOST of us would do everything in our power to avoid smelling another person's BO. But for some people, smelling armpits is all in a day's work. More and more people are signing up to be professional armpit smellers - employed by fragrance and cosmetics companies to test the effectiveness of perfumes and deodorants. But, unbelievably, it's not the the most bizarre job on the planet. Last year a university in California put a call out for anyone who wanted to earn money by eating avocados for three months to see if it aided weight loss. They were inundated with applications and 250 people managed to snag a place on the three-month trial. Meet the professional train pushers of Tokyo It's far from the only odd job out there though. From cuddling people for money to mourning the deaths of strangers on a day-to-day basis, there's a whole glut of unusual and downright wacky jobs if you're looking for a career change. Even better, most of them don't even require prior training or … [Read more...] about The weirdest jobs in the world from working as a professional armpit smeller to tasting dog food for £50k or testing water slides
Exclusive PUBLISHED: 20:39 13 March 2019 | UPDATED: 20:39 13 March 2019 EXCLUSIVE BY LAYTH YOUSIF Arsenal manager Unai Emery instructs his players PA Wire/PA Images EXCLUSIVE: Highly-respected Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has been speaking exclusively to Layth Yousif about Arsenal boss Unai Emery and the club’s crucial Europa League round of 16 second leg tie against Rennes at the Emirates on Thursday. Read on for what he had to say. Arsenal manager Unai Emery during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London.With the Gunners bidding to overturn a 3-1 defeat against Rennes in the first leg in deepest Brittany last week Emery needs to win by two clear goals to turn the tie around against Julien Stephan’s side.Despite Emery being handed a boost with the news striker Alexandre Lacazette will be able to face the Ligue 1 side, the North Londoners will be without defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos – who was … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: Guillem Balague on Unai Emery, Arsenal v Rennes, Mesut Ozil, Petr Cech and much more
CBS Photo ArchiveGetty Images "I'll give you a game: run. Run as hard as you can. 'Cause you're about to be chased by a world-class athlete."Spoken by LeBron James, those are the bone-chilling opening lines of the preview for Million Dollar Mile, a new fitness competition show premiering March 27 on CBS, and hosted by Tim Tebow. Contestants will be given a two-minute head start to complete a challenging obstacle course before their pursuers catch up to them—all for a shot at winning $1,000,000. Oh man, my heart is already racing just from thinking about it. So who are these world-class athletes ready to chase down contestants and stop them from winning the grand prize? Known as the Defenders, they're 10 top-ranked international athletes who will probably make you want to hit the gym ASAP. They include Spartan Race champions, a Green Beret, and a guy who holds the Guinness World Record for wall flips—both the furthest and the highest. Don't mess with that dude!“We … [Read more...] about An Exclusive Look at the Defenders on
LAST year London experienced a decade high as the murder toll went over 130. But how many murders have there been in the capital so far this year? Here's what we know... What is London's murder rate? As of February 10, there have been at least eight murders in London so far in 2019. Two people were fatally stabbed in separate knife attacks in the capital, in the first six hours of 2019. The first knife murder victim of the new year was Charlotte Huggins, 33, who died in Camberwell, London, just after 4am on January 1. A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and has been bailed to return in mid-January. The second person to be killed was a Romanian bouncer, Tudor Simionov, who was stabbed to death by gatecrashers outside a New Year's Eve party in London's exclusive Mayfair area. He was attacked while working as a doorman at a £12.5million central London townhouse. On January 8 a Jayden Moody, 14, died after being stabbed in … [Read more...] about London murder rate 2019 – how many murders have there been this year so far & which city has the world’s highest murder rate?