By Lorren Au | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: March 15, 2019 at 3:41 pm | UPDATED: March 18, 2019 at 10:43 am Washington Square Park is one of the best known of New York City’s 1,900 public parks having been featured in a number of films. It draws visitors including these two seeking calmness through the Chinese art of tai chi. Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributing Photographer A couple finds the Empire State Building a perfect backdrop as they take in the view from the Top of the Rock observation deck located at Rockefeller Center. Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributing Photographer SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Brooklyn Bridge, seen with the Manhattan skyline, has been an iconic New York City image. The suspension span is among the city’s most popular tourist attractions. More than 4,000 pedestrians and 3,100 cyclists cross the Brooklyn Bridge daily. (Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributing Photographer) The 9/11 Memorial commemorates … [Read more...] about Here’s a first-timer’s guide to sightseeing in New York City as cheap as possible
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Video PUBLISHED: 19:14 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke David Bowie - one of the many great musicians we lost too soon Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire Archant This month marks 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash. He is one of many brilliant musicians who have gone too soon. Elvis, Michael Jackson, Prince, Amy Winehouse and Billie Holiday all died too young, along with George Michael, Kurt Cobain and David Bowie. You can only wonder at what music they still had to make.John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix were both making new albums at the time of their deaths and nearly all of them were haunted by demons and by the pressures of fame which pushed them towards addiction. It frightening to see so many lives cut tragically short. Here are 15 great music stars who died before their time. Buddy Holly (aircrash) – February 3 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that … [Read more...] about How old were stars like David Bowie when they died?
Updated 9:57 pm PST, Saturday, December 15, 2018 New York City police visited "Saturday Night Live" star Pete Davidson after he wrote "I don't want to be on this earth anymore" on Instagram on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. New York City police visited "Saturday Night Live" star Pete Davidson after he wrote "I don't want to be on this earth anymore" on Instagram on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 New York City police visited "Saturday Night Live" star Pete Davidson after he wrote "I don't want to be on this earth anymore" on Instagram on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. New York City police visited "Saturday Night Live" star Pete Davidson after he wrote "I don't want to be on this earth anymore" on Instagram on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Police visit 'Saturday Night Live' star after Instagram post 1 / 8 Back to Gallery NEW YORK (AP) — New … [Read more...] about Police visit ‘Saturday Night Live’ star after Instagram post
John J. Kelly Special to the Detroit Free Press Published 7:01 AM EST Dec 15, 2018 Better than frankincense, gold or myrrh, books are the most personal, intimate and thoughtful holiday gifts. Books are timeless — they have a shelf life of forever. The writer Neil Gaiman commented that “books are great gifts because they have whole worlds in them.” A book has the power to magically begin an incredible journey and conversation between the reader and author. This year has been an excellent and exciting year for all kinds of books — big and small, fiction and nonfiction, stories of courage and redemption and books that will not only enlighten you but also make you laugh and cry. Here are some holiday releases and a selection of the best, most-loved books of the year that will make great presents for the readers in your life. “Becoming” by Michelle Obama (Crown, $32.50) The hottest book of this holiday season is a memoir by the first … [Read more...] about Gift guide: Books to delight and inform readers on your list
PUBLISHED: 08:00 08 December 2018 Judy Rimmer John Lennon in an undated file photo. Picture: AP Archant What does John Lennon mean to you? On the anniversary of his death, we’re looking at his legacy and why his music is as relevant now as ever. The Beatles at the Gaumont in Ipswich in October 1964. Picture: ARCHANTIt’s hard to believe that it’s now 38 years since John Lennon died. If you are of a certain age, you will remember exactly where you were on December 8, 1980, when you heard the shattering news that he had been killed, gunned down outside his home in New York, aged just 40.Following the tragedy, the general reaction was to put on Lennon’s albums and listen to that unmistakable voice, so often pouring out calls for love and peace, which had just become more poignant than ever.Often controversial and cutting, he was always an artist who was prepared to put his own battles and problems into his music, stamping it with his … [Read more...] about What John Lennon means to fans in East Anglia