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June 2011

Lena Horne

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Born June 30 (The Day of Motivation) As a jazz singer, dancer and actress Lena Horne’s career spanned almost the entire 20th century. Still recording in her early 80’s Horne’s voice was familiar to every American as was her beautiful image, seen frequently on TV entertainment shows and in the movies. The apparently ageless Horne [...]

Noorderlicht photofestival 2011

Noorderlicht photofestival 2011

Summer exhibition Fashion – Story of a Lifetime Groningen – The Netherlands 16 July – 28 August 2011 Opening 15 July 17:00 This exhibition from the Empty Quarter Gallery in Dubai gives a unique overview of haute couture in the twentieth century, with iconic work by influential fashion photographers. In Fashion – Story of a [...]

Oriana Fallaci

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Born June 29 (The Day of Airborne Dreamers) Mainly a journalist, Oriana Fallaci achieved her greatest fame through books that were not primarily literary documents. A Man, her best-known work, is really a memoir written about the Greek political activist Alexandros Panagoulis. Her other important books, such as The Rage and the Pride were newspaper [...]

S. Celibidache & R. Rodgers

SERGIU-CELIBIDACHE

Born June 28 (The Day of Emotional Stimulation) Born 10 years apart on the same day, the Romanian conductor Sergiu Celibidache  and the American composer Richard Rodgers, although classical and popular musicians, respectively, both had the ability to move their audiences to tears as well as bring them to the heights of musical ecstasy and [...]

The Green Fashion Competition

Elsien Gringhuis winning the 2011 competition at AIFW

Amsterdam International Fashion Week (AIFW) is organizing its second season of The Green Fashion Competition (TGFC) in cooperation with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation (EL&I). The Green Fashion Competition is a contest which encourages participants to create ‘green’ and ‘catwalk-worthy’ fashion. Participants will design three outfits and write a business plan [...]

Krzysztof Kieslowski

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Born June 27 (The Day of the Defensive Developer) The Polish filmmaking giant Krzysztof Kieslowski was prolific in his short life as both a maker of feature and documentary films. Kieslowski’s filmography shows him beginning with documentaries and short films in 1966 and then in 1975 turning to directing features until 1994 when he retired [...]

Pearl Buck

pearl buck

June 26 (The Day of Stamina) With the opening of China to the world in modern times, and the intense interest in the emerging power of that country on the world stage, it is natural to look back and rediscover the writings of those who first helped the West come to an understanding of the [...]

Van Gogh museum & Hermitage

picture of th hermitage museum '' At the Russian court''

MASTERPIECES FROM THE VAN GOGH MUSEUM TEMPORARILY ON VIEW IN THE HERMITAGE AMSTERDAM   Amsterdam, 24 June 2011 – The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam will begin renovation at the end of 2012 in order to ensure the condition of the building and the safety of the visitors in the long run, Axel Rüger, director [...]

Antoni Gaudi

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June 25  (The Day of the Sensitive Receptor) Often referred to as the greatest Spanish architect, Gaudi was actually not Spanish but Catalan, an important distinction historically and culturally. With Barcelona as their capital, rather than Madrid, the allegiance of the Catalan people to their own values, language and geography still exists strongly today. Their [...]

Terry Riley

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Born June 24 (The Day of the Blissful Wizard) Terry Riley’s musical approach is very similar to that of Johann Sebastian Bach in one important respect. As Bach took the strands of Italian, French and German Baroque along with other elements of English and continental music and synthesized them in his own compositions, so Riley [...]

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