The title of the tour pretty much sums it up, Once In A Life Time. Yes, Elton John is just about to embark on a tour of Australia, how lucky are we? One of the most prolific and successful musicians of all time Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE, will be here for the months of September and October with special guests Queensland duo Busby Marou and Melbourne singer-songwriter Chris Watts for his Once In A Lifetime tour. John is responsible for some of the most memorable songs of all time such as Candle in the wind, Crocodile Rock, I’m still standing, Rocket Man, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Sad Songs just to name a few. Add to that a plethora of awards, record-breaking record sales, writing music for the stage and screen productions Billy Elliot and The Lion King (in which he and Sir Tim Rice composed the song Can You Feel The Love Tonight which won the 1994 Academy Award for Best Original Song). John also fostered talent in younger performers, and also acts a mentor for superstar Ed Sheeran, who is signed to John’s management company Rocket. The list goes one and on. So as the name of the tour says, it is a Once In A Life Time opportunity to see this music icon. With concerts selling fast, and some already sold out, be sure to grab your ticket quick smart. He’s finishing off his tour in Oz on Grand Final weekend in his only Victorian show at A Day On The Green at Rochford Wines on Sunday October 1. John is being proudly brought to Australia by Chugg Entertainment. Photo Credit: Artist.
Now you know you’ve had a bad day when you come back to this…well not really, it’s called Inversion and was artwork by sculptors Dan Havel and Dean Ruck of Houston Alternative Art. They altered two 1920’s houses in Texas (scheduled to be demolished), owned by the Art League Houston that had used them for art classes and exhibitions for over 30 years. The exterior skins of the houses were peeled off and used to create a large vortex, and create a narrowing spiral as it progresses through a small hallway. Unfortunately the artwork has now been demolished. Check out more images here.
Now who said Kit Kats can’t be healthy, well they can with the opening of a new specialty store in Ginza, Tokyo. They come in three different flavours, tuna, sea urchin and egg. But there’s a catch (no pun intended) they’re only available to customers who spend over ¥3,000 JPY ($34 Aussie dollars). But they’re not all what they seem they’re a mixture of a bed of sculpted rice puffs, blends of melon with mascarpone cheese, held together by a seaweed wrapping, pumpkin pudding and rice, encased in a ribbon-like seaweed shell. I think even Heston Blumenthal would be proud.
Lee Alexander McQueen, CBE (17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010), known professionally as Alexander McQueen, was a British fashion designer and couturier (Biography: Sarah Burton). He is known for having worked australiatrustpill.com as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001 and for founding his own Alexander McQueen label. His achievements in fashion earned him four British Designer of the Year awards (1996, 1997, 2001 and 2003), as well as the CFDA’s International Designer of the Year award in 2003. McQueen died by suicide in 2010 at the age of forty.
Arguably the greatest actor of all time Sean Justin Penn (born August 17, 1960) is an American actor, filmmaker, and political activist. He met pop singer Madonna in February 1985, and they married that August on her birthday. She referred to him in the liner notes as “the coolest guy in the universe”. Marlon Brando believed Penn was the finest actor of his generation. Penn has appeared in more than 50 films and won many awards during his career as an actor and director. He has won two Academy Awards for Best Actor for Mystic River (2003) and Milk (2008), and was nominated three more times in the same category for Dead Man Walking (1995), Sweet and Lowdown (1999), and I Am Sam (2001). He also received a Directors Guild of America nomination for directing Into the Wild (2007). Wiki.
Tom Penny (born 13 April 1977) is a professional skateboarder from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom (UK). As of January 2013, Penny is sponsored by the Flip skateboard deck brand and his Cheech & Chong signature deck is one of the brand’s highest-selling deck products. Tom Penny is widely considered one of the greatest skateboarders of all time. 411VM #2. Ben Kelle “The Church of Tom Penny”, Transworld Skateboarding.
The R Type is the second series of post-war Bentley automobiles, replacing the Mark VI. Essentially a larger-boot version of the Mk VI, the R type is regarded by some as a stop-gap before the introduction of the S series cars in 1955. As with its predecessor, a standard body was available as well as coachbuilt version. Other than the radiator grilles and the carburation there was little difference between the standard Bentley R Type and the Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn. The R Type was the more popular marque, with some 2,500 units manufactured during its run to the Silver Dawn’s 760. The R-Type Continental was a high-performance version of the R-Type. It was the fastest four-seat car in production at the time. Egan 1990, p. 120. Wiki.
Robert James “Bobby” Fischer (March 9, 1943 – January 17, 2008) was an American chess grandmaster and the eleventh World Chess Champion. Many consider him to be the greatest chess player of all time (Waitzkin 1993, p. 275 (quoting Kasparov)). In 1972, he captured the World Chess Championship from Boris Spassky of the USSR in a match held in Reykjavík, Iceland, publicized as a Cold War confrontation, which attracted more worldwide interest than any chess championship before or since. Wiki.
Now for any man this watch will never go out of fashion the Steel Rolex Submariner. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner is a line of sports watches designed for diving manufactured by Rolex, known for their resistance to water and corrosion. The first Submariner was introduced to the public in 1954 at the Basel Watch Fair. The Rolex Submariner is considered “a classic among wristwatches” (GQ Magazine), manufactured by one of the most widely recognized luxury brands in the world, The Rolex Submariner is part of Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual line. “It used to be so simple – rich men adorned themselves with that ultimate macho status symbol the Rolex, while the less well-to-do strapped on Timex or Casio” – (Guardian UK).
The Amber Room or Yantarnaya Komnata (Russian: Янтарная комната, German: Bernsteinzimmer, Polish: Bursztynowa komnata) is a world-famous chamber decorated in amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors, located in the Catherine Palace of Tsarskoye Selo near Saint Petersburg. Originally constructed in the 18th century in Prussia, the Amber Room disappeared during World War II and was recreated in 2003. Before the room was lost, it was considered an “Eighth Wonder of the World“. Wiki