Some suggestions from our critics on arts and entertainment events around the Bay Area during Gay Pride Week. Sunday, June 18 Opera “Rigoletto”: Verdi’s haunting tragedy returns to the War Memorial Opera House with Quinn Kelsey in the title role of the malevolent jester, Pene Pati as the licentious Duke of Mantua, and Georgian soprano Nino Machaidze as Gilda. 7:30 p.m. $26-$397. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F. (415) 864-3330. www.sfopera.com — Joshua Kosman Theater “The Legend of Georgia McBride”: When his career as an Elvis impersonator fails to take off, Casey (Adam Magill) applies his skill set to a new discipline: drag. 2 and 7:30 p.m. $22 and up. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. www.marintheatre.org — Lily Janiak Monday, June 19 Movies “Sleeping Beauty”: Be enchanted with this 1959 animation classic in which Maleficent places a curse on Princess Aurora. Spoiler alert: It … [Read more...] about Critics’ arts and entertainment picks for Pride Week
Built in 1925 for Sir Edward Wheewall Holden – the prominent Adelaide industrialist who partnered his family’s carriage and saddlery business with General Motors to create Australia’s first car manufacturer – the Kensington Gardens property has been a happy home for the Mignones for almost 24 years. 40 East Tce, Kensington Gardens.Source:Supplied “It’s definitely a lovely family home and tremendous for people who like entertaining,” Mrs Mignone says of the historic estate. “It’s centrally located and there’s a park across the road and schools nearby … the kids can go across to the park to play cricket or tennis or see the ducks.” Mrs Mignone says the history of the East Tce property was “pretty amazing”, with the likes of former Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies and famed opera singer Dame Nellie Melba reportedly among its past visitors. It was a case of love at first sight when the family bought the … [Read more...] about History comes to life in a grand family entertainer in Kensington Gardens
Film: Pati Patni Aur Woh Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar, Ananya Panday Direction: Mudassar Aziz Ratings: *** (3 stars) It won’t be wrong to say that Kartik Aaryan is emerging as one of the most promising comic heroes in Bollywood. The ‘Luka Chuppi’ actor has once again proved his mantle as Abhinav Tyagi aka Chintu Tyagi in the film. The romantic comedy co-starring Bhumi Pednekar, Ananya Panday and Aparshakti Khurrana is a modern take on the concept of adultery. Unlike the original version which was based in then Bombay, Mudassar Aziz’s film is set in tier-2 town Kanpur. The director has retained the basic plot but given the story a retouch. The main guy, Chintu Tyagi is a government employee, who marries a girl of his parents’ choice after getting a respectable job. His wife Vedika (Bhumi Pednekar) is an independent and modern woman, who is bold enough to tell her prospective partner that she likes sex. All things taste sweet in the … [Read more...] about Pati Patni Aur Woh REVIEW: Kartik Aaryan’s Film Is A Fun-filled Entertainer Despite Its Flaws
By & by Elyse Dupre | Tue., 27 Aug. 2019 5:20 AM Share Tweet Email The 2019 MTV VMAs took place at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Monday, and it was certainly a star-studded event.Taylor Swift opened up the show with epic performances of "You Need to Calm Down" and "Lover." However, she wasn't the only one to take the stage. Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello also sang their steamy hit "Señorita," and Miley Cyrus belted out her raw breakup ballad "Slide Away." In addition, Missy Elliott made fans lose control with her Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award medley, and the Jonas Brothers went all out for their "Sucker" performance. Lizzo, Normani, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Rosalia and more artists rocked the crowd, as well.Of course, there were also plenty of celebrity presenters—including Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Jonathan Van Ness and Lenny Kravitz—as well as the honorees. Swift took home the trophy for Video of the Year, and … [Read more...] about Why Ariana Grande, BTS and More Stars Missed the 2019 MTV VMAs
The latest series of hit TV show Love Island finishes in the UK on Monday evening and Tommy Fury - brother of boxer Tyson Fury - and his girlfriend Molly-Mae Hague are the hot favourites to win the £50,000 prize. ITV’s chief executive Carolyn McCall said last week Love Island was the most profitable show on the channel, and UberEats reportedly paid £5 million to sponsor the series, which gets five million viewers per episode, most of them aged between 16 and 34. The current series, which is due to end on Monday, 29 July, is filmed in Majorca but next year ITV plans to add a second winter series, which will be filmed in South Africa. — ti☁️ (@softheartsss) July 28, 2019 Two former contestants - Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon - have committed suicide in the last year but Ms McCall said it had been almost two years since they appeared on the show and it was misleading and “strange” to link their deaths to Love Island. … [Read more...] about Five Million Britons Tune in, But is Love Island ‘Opium of the People’ or ‘Light Entertainment’?