Thursday, December 22, 2011

K-pop auditions spread their reach

With the world-wide fame of Korean pop music, local auditions to find new singers are becoming bigger, serving as a golden ticket for producers and musician aspirants alike.

Audition programs became big in Korea following the achievement of "Superstar K: Season 1," which was aired on cable channel M.net beginning July 2009.

The program's success led main broadcasters MBC and SBS to start their own programs Star Audition and Survival Audition K-pop Star, correspondingly, quickly changing the pattern of talent recruitment for entertainment agencies.

Instead of searching for young talent on the streets and via informal auditions, they began to hold open auditions by joining hands with broadcasters or overseas firms.

While holding auditions is in fact not an easy matter? Considering the money and the amount of time necessary? Agencies are gladly making the effort, recognizing them as the best means of finding competitive new talent.

It's also a good way for producers and agencies to promote their names internationally, considering the impact they can have on international fans," said Kim Myung-jin, head of promotions for Enex Telecom, an organizer of an international audition program slated for next year.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Girls land roles in million dollar hit

HUNDREDS of young hopefuls auditioned for roles in a Christmas production of ‘Annie’ - and two of them, Brighouse performers Olivia Midgley and Jody Townend, are now taking a bow and enjoying the clapping on the professional stage.

The girls have landed roles as orphans in the musical ‘Annie’, starring Duncan Preston as billionaire Daddy Warbucks, at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, and love every minute of it.

Thirteen-year-old Olivia, of Rastrick, is a student at Stage 84 School of Performing Arts in Bradford, and 11-year-old Jody, of Huddersfield, performs with Exit 25 drama school in Brighouse.

They have joined 32 other youthful girls from all over West Yorkshire who are playing Miss Hannigan’s orphans - in two teams - until mid-January.

It’s a great chance for them to be part of one of West Yorkshire’s top Christmas shows - and one which is already packing them in at the 750-seat Quarry Theatre. But if the girls have any nerves, they surely don’t let them show.

Olivia, who was in ‘Annie’ with Su Pollard in Bradford last year, is already a veteran of the show. “I’m truly enjoying it. There’s a special atmosphere doing a show at Christmas and we all get on really well,” said Olivia, a pupil at All Saints RC High School, Bradley.

We started rehearsing in October and it’s been great fun although I’ve already broken the bed, sewing machine and a tray! My families have already been to see the show.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Top Talent Agency to Hold Global Auditions for Future Star

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Auditions will begin in January to find a new singing or acting talent to sign a agreement with one of Korea's leading entertainment agencies, SM Entertainment said yesterday.

The agency's talent search will take place from January to March in 15 cities in the five countries of Korea, China, Canada, Japan, and the U.S., opening with the coastal city of Busan on Jan. 7.

The auditions will progress on to Daegu on Jan. 8, Daejeon on Jan. 14, Gwangju on Jan. 15, and Seoul on Jan. 28 and 29. In February, the team will head to China and the U.S., followed by Canada and Japan in March.

SM Entertainment has produced BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls' Generation, SHINee, and f(x), among other stars and idol bands. The audition process is open to any person regardless of their nationality, gender and age.
Those who succeed will be given a chance to sign a special deal with the agency, which will cover all the costs. Further information can be obtained from the agency's official website (www.smtown.com).


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

National Ballet of Canada graces Winnipeg stage

One burst of beauty after another leaving us happy but wanting more. The New York Post on Other Dances, one of the feature works on their tour.

The National Ballet of Canada is returning to Winnipeg after an absence of 14 years as part of its 60th Anniversary season. Winnipeg is the very last stop on its six-city Western Canada tour. On October 4th at 7:30pm, the National Ballet will perform an eclectic program of varied repertoire at the Centennial Concert Hall.


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Storm still looking for dancers


SUMMERSIDE - There will be second round of dancer auditions for the summer side Storm Dance Team.

Team organizer Tina Mundy said the judges were satisfied with the results of the auditions held Sunday in summer side, but are looking for more candidates.

Six team hopefuls put their talents on display before the selection team of Mundy, choreographer Kashena Bartlett, four-time World Highland Dance Champion Tony Cargill, and Summer side Storm marketing representative Bill Schurman.

Schurman told the dancers that the Storm Dance Team will be a professional operation and will play a big part in the basketball team's success.

Bartlett, a talented dancer and choreographer in her own right, put the dancers through their paces Sunday as the selection team rated their abilities.
Mundy said the next audition has yet to be arranged, but it should take place this coming weekend, probably in Charlottetown.

She said anyone interested in trying out for the dance team is advised to watch the local newspapers and to check the summer side Storm Facebook page at Summerside Storm - Friends of Island Pro Basketball for the time and place.

Mundy said there are some minimum requirements for the applicants. Besides being 16 years of age and older the dancers that are selected must be capable to attend rehearsals two days a week. One of the practices is on the actual game day.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Check out singer set for X Factor appearance


A supermarket worker from the Midlands is hoping to confirm she has the X Factor when she appears on the popular TV talent show in the coming weeks.

Twenty-one-year-old Sarah Wills from Kidderminster is thought to have been given a undisputed vote through to boot camp by the show’s judges during auditions held in Birmingham earlier this year.

The customer service adviser at the Tesco store in Castle Street, Kidderminster, was the very first competitor to appear before the new panel of judges, made up of Take
That stars Gary Barlow, Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland, N-Dubz star Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh.

The former King Charles I pupil performed the song One Night Only, which seemed to go down very healthy with the panel.

The budding singer, who has worked for Tesco for three years, said: I have been singing all my life. My favourites are Beyonce, Etta James and Tina Turner.
She added: I was frightened before the audition but I hope it has paid off.

Friday, August 19, 2011

X Factor 2011, ITV1, preview


It’s time to face the music once more, as the cranked-up karaoke contest that is The X Factor returns for its eighth year. This is amazing of a transitional series.

With svengali Simon Cowell busy launching the American version, the panel is 75 per cent latest, comprising Take That front man Gary Barlow, former Destiny’s Child diva Kelly Rowland, token “yoof"representative Tulisa Contostavlos from N-Dubz and Louis Walsh, the sole survivor from final series.

The boot camp stage has been revamped to be the toughest ever, taking place in front of a baying Wembley Arena audience, the live shows are going to be a stamina-sapping three hours extended, there will be fly-on-the-wall footage as contestant are filmed living together for the first time and Cowell will make his wonderful comeback for the final.

But it opens, as ever, with the audition stage. In another first, hopefuls have been capable to upload videos via YouTube, allowing for a bigger pool of potential talent – and tuneless lunatics.

During this first show, there are some flashes of vocal capability, a student who reveals more than just his voice and a brave hopeful who dares confront the feisty Contostavlos.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Precision Dance students excel in regional events


The company dancers from Precision Dance and School for the Performing Arts competed in three regional events earning many top scores and awards. Participants include Rachel Vassar, Laura Hudson, Taylor Hawkins, Maddie McAlister, Lily Farrar, Chelsea Thomas, Shelby Carlson, Morgan Hutchins and Madison Stevens.

Applause (Louisville, Ky.), Showstopper (Murfreesboro) and Kids Artistic Revue (Chattanooga) were the selected competitions for the 2011 season. In addition to earning the top scores in every age division, the girls placed first through fifth overall in each event. They were also selected the top video of the week through KAR as well as being invited to attend the All Star meeting which is held in New York City this summer.

The privilege of being selected as a KAR All Star includes the chance to study with famous New York choreographers, attend Broadway shows, attend master classes with the NYC Rockettes along with numerous other educational opportunities. Their goal is to inspire these young performers to have a greater appreciation of the performing arts.



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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

America's Got Talent' recap: New York auditions, take 2


I confess: I've been a little down on "America's Got Talent" these past few weeks. Look, each episode is watchable, especially during the auditions as we try to scout the season's eventual winner. But some recent nights just haven't been capable to capture the energy that's been the hit variety show's staple. Like a star pitcher suffering from a sore shoulder, we know the ability is there, but we just haven't seen it all come together in a while.

That's why Tuesday night's episode was as pleasant for the breath of fresh air it represented as it was for its energetic collection of outrageous acts. This wasn't just quality AGT — this was the best episode of the season. And rather than line up my recap as the usual best/worst breakdown, I'll just present the six most memorable acts of the night.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Tulisa Contostavlos: I don't want to be known for being a WAG


The new judge subtly snubs Cheryl Cole
Tulisa Contostavlos may have stepped into Cheryl Cole's shoes on The X Factor, but she doesn't desire her lifestyle.

The feisty N-Dubz star, whose similar wardrobe and no-nonsense attitude often give increase to Cheryl comparisons, absolutely doesn't want to marry a footballer like Ashley Cole.

I don't want to be known for being a WAG,' Tulisa announced on David Walliams' new panel demonstrate Wall of Fame.

'I'd say about 80% of men cheat - sorry guys.

Tulisa turned up to the Machester X Factor auditions looking just as glam as the Geordie pop star in a white jumpsuit.

Following a £28k makeover, the 22-year-old is determined to top her predecessor in the fashion and loveliness stakes.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Jennifer Lawrence: The next big thing


She's only 20 and already has an Oscar nomination to her name. Currently Jennifer Lawrence stars as a blue mutant in X-Men and a teen warrior in Hunger Games. Has success affected her?

At the moment, Jennifer Lawrence — Academy Award nominee, comic-book-movie star and the current illegally anointed It Girl — can barely catch her breath long enough to have a conversation.

During a latest telephone call with Lawrence — who received her first Oscar nomination this year for her portrayal of a steely teen in Winter's Bone and will be seen in her first summer blockbuster, X-Men: First Class — the actress is all over the place.

Movie stardom actually requires multitasking for this 20-year-old. And this is only the beginning. After her turn as young shape-shifter Mystique (non-mutant name: Raven Darkholme) in X-Men: First Class, Lawrence will star in her buzziest role to date: as teen warrior Katniss Everdeen in the adaptation of the popular post-apocalyptic young-adult book series The Hunger Games, a role that has made her the subject of strong internet chatter and landed her on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.

So how has success affected her? Given her often delectably unpretentious answers to a reporter's questions, not a whole lot.



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Friday, May 27, 2011

X Factor USA: Pussycat Dolls choreographer says “Simon really wanted Nicole on the show”

Robin Antin, the choreographer who initially put together hit girl band The Pussycat Dolls, has told Extra that Simon Cowell “really wanted” Nicole Scherzinger on X Factor USA.

Antin made her remarks in response to questions about why she thought Cheryl Cole had been axed from the demonstrate.

Robin spoke to Extra while attending the finale of this year’s American Idol, and she suggested that Nicole was an clear choice for judge over Cheryl, even though Cheryl has been with the show for its first auditions.

Antin added, “I know that there was a lot of going back and forth, and I know that Simon actually wanted Nicole to be on the show, no matter what.

So finding her the place of host made sense…
I don’t know the exact details of how everything went down, but it sounds like a excellent thing.

Nicole should be judging. She knows what she’s doing.
Do you agree? Is Nicole the right choice as a judge currently that Cheryl’s left?



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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Youth dance steps out

ENROLMENT is now taking place for the summer expression of the East Riding Youth Dance group in Goole.

The project, which is led by a professional dancer, Anna Olejniki, is held at Junction, on Friday evenings and is aimed at individuals between the ages of 11 and 18, of all abilities.

It is funded by Arts Council England and East Riding Council, with each term comprising ten sessions, with a final concert showcased at the Spa, Bridlington.

Between 4.30pm and 6pm, the class is for 11 - 13-year-olds and between 6.15pm and 8.15pm it is unfasten to 14 - 18-year-olds.

The plan costs £30 a term, £90 for the year.

The summer term run until July 22.

To join, contact Michelle McCoy on 1482 392653 or the youth dance mobile 07795 337492



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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Emily has the talent

A TALENTED 18-year-old from Milford is celebrating after gaining a place at one of the country’s most important musical theatre colleges.

Emily Tomlinson will graduate from Stage works, a performing arts school based in Cambridge shire, in July, after pleasing exams in singing, acting and dancing.

She will now start her next training phase from a choice of one of four colleges — Stella Mann College in Bedford, Millennium Performing Arts in London, LCPA in Leicester, or Liverpool Theatre School.

Emily has previously gained funding at Liverpool Theatre School. She started at Stage works in September 2009 on the full-time performing arts course.



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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

BIG BROTHER: YOU COULD BE IN THE NEW BIG BROTHER HOUSE!

THE race to be a Big Brother contestant has authoritatively begun.

From today, Brits across the country who want to be first inside the brand fresh fly-on-the-wall Big Brother house can apply online.

Later this summer Channel 5 will bring the hit reality demonstrate back to life.

And fans will be treated to a celebrity version before telly’s most well-known house is handed over to the show’s real stars, the British public.

Big Brother bosses will be holding open auditions approximately the country throughout the summer, the details of which will be revealed in the coming weeks.



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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Theatre's survivors need life support


From creche facilities to supple hours to national average pay, there's far more producers could provide to help jobbing thesps

The old maxim that you shouldn't become an actor, or undeniably work in the theatre industry, if you can think of anything else you'd rather do rings particularly true as government cuts and the economic meltdown squeeze theatre land ever tighter. Yet acting has never been something you do to make money: it's a profession driven by love, passion and commitment, where – so it's argued – the highs of making excellent work cancel out the nadirs of unemployment and penury.

For the majority of performers, "resting" is a general situation. A recent survey among Equity members showed that almost half of the people in the UK performance industry had earned less than £6,000 from the profession in the previous year and only 6% earned more than £30,000 from acting.

As a result, actors learn to live cheaply and be ingenious, through temping, teaching, running children's parties, writing – a whole array of jobs based on the easy common denominator that they have sympathetic bosses, offer short-term contracts and can be dropped the moment an agent rings with good news. Add to this the scene of unpaid project work in the evenings and at weekends and the general picture is one of small money, enormously complicated diaries and huge amounts of commitment.

Everyone in the industry understands that work is hard to come by, and as unemployment grows it is also increasingly hard to find a suitably paid and flexible day job. In a world where the director or theatre says "jump" and the actor how high, we must be vigilant to protect each other. Small changes could make a world of difference. It's frighteningly common practice, for example, to be called for an audition or job interview only days – if not the day – before it takes place. Often, this leaves far too small notice to legally take time off work – let alone rearrange meetings, sort out childcare or prepare properly. Every day you sneak away from the office or call in sick results in a lessening chance of holding on to your paid employment – something the majority can ill afford to lose.



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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Imaginary characters, fame, celebrity and clowns are all part of Girl Got Lost Productions’ mounting of Cowboy Mouth


If you’re seeing a piece of theatre where two characters exist only in the intellect of the third, does that make it a one-man show? And, is the best all-around advice for director’s venture into the realm of hyper-reality this: add clowns? To find the answers to these and other ontological questions, I turned to director Chelsea McIsaac, of Girl Got Lost Productions, as she put the final, strange touches on Cowboy Mouth, now underway at Espace 4001.

Sam Shepard’s 1971 play—co-written with his girlfriend, seminal rock-poet Patti Smith—is an angry rant about rock stars, movie stars, and the religion we’ve made of renown and celebrity.

Written in the fury of a few days when Sheppard had left his wife O-Lan Jones and shacked up with Smith, the rambling story of Cavale, Slim and Lobster Man features Aaron Turner, Owen Clark (both appeared in the Persephone production of Henry V last November), and well-known cabaret and clown actor Kathy Daehler.

McIsaac began working in the business, though from the other side of the desk, at an untimely age. Every Montreal actor is aware of McIsaac’s day job as an agent, working beside her mother Susan Glenn at Glenn Talent Management. Nearly 20 years ago, McIsaac was casting parts for a play at the Saidye Bronfman when she saw an actor interpretation lines from a Shepard play.

In theatre auditions you see a lot of monologues, says McIsaac. And back then, an actress performed a piece from Cowboy Mouth and it actually struck me. I went and found the play—this is when I was 18—and said to myself that if I ever directed, this is the one I’m going to do.

McIsaac cut her teeth directing Amiel Gladstone’s Hippies and Bolsheviks in 2009, getting honest reviews in her first outing. Ready at last to revisit Cowboy Mouth, she says, What it meant to me at 18 isn’t what it means to me currently. It can be seen as an actually angry story, but if I was going to direct the play now I had to reinvent it.



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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Auditions loom as entries flood in for Fenland Has Talent competition

AUDITIONS will be held for the Fenland Has Talent competition as entries persist to flood in.

Only 12 acts can appear at the showy final at the Braza on June 9 but about 20 entries have previously been made. Singers, musicians, dancing duos and a beatboxer have already entered to showcase their talent.

But there’s still time to sign up and be crowned Fenland’s most talented act in the competition organised by the Cambs Times/Wisbech Standard in involvement with Fenland Arts.

Katherine Knightingale, arts officer at Fenland Arts, said: “We’re completely delighted with the response so far - but we want more acts to sign up.

There are so many talented people out there who haven’t and I’d love them to demonstrate their talent to people across the district.

It doesn’t matter what age you are – or what your talent is. We want you to demonstrate it off.

We’re yet to have a comedian; circus act or band sign up and I know there are loads athwart Fenland who are fantastic.

It’s an immense competition with great prizes so I’m urging people to sign up and not miss this chance.

The selected acts will appear in the competition’s finishing in front of a panel of judges.



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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

'Awakening' show tackles teen issues


Elizabeth Judd didn’t expect to receive a domestic abuse confession while greeting fans after a demonstrate, but that’s the power of “Spring Awakening.”

A youthful girl approached Judd — who plays the female lead of Wendla — after a show to share her experience with violence. While Judd’s character does not get abuse, her castmate does within the musical.

She said seeing her go through it on stage made her think not so alone going through it in real life,” Judd said. “That’s definitely been the most moving part.

The Tony Award-winning play, obtainable by the Center for the Performing Arts, will debut at 7:30 p.m. in Eisenhower Auditorium. The musical is presently on its second national tour, which began in October 2010, kicking off in Macomb, Ill.

The show, set in Germany in the late 1800s, focuses on teenagers stressed to find the answers to life and who they are. The coming-of-age story though set in an older time period, features pop-rock music, entire with neon lights and hand-held microphones.

The demonstrate, covering topics from abortion and suicide to domestic abuse, approaches life as a teen from the musical perception, as all internal monologues are portrayed through song.

For cast member and Penn State student Jim Hogan, the show is perfect for college campuses, as it addresses the issues this exacting age group feels.

The message of the show is timeless and universal, Hogan said. It doesn’t substance if you’re a teenager or adult, if it’s 1891 or 2011 — the story is gorgeous.



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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Given chances, Pritchard holds out for right 1

NEW YORK — Ever since Lauren Pritchard was a teenager, she dreamed of becoming a singer-songwriter - a goal she pursued with approximately singular determination, even passing up a coveted opportunity to achieve it.

At 18, she appears on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning "Spring Awakening," but left for a musical career.

She landed a development deal with a major record label, but deserted it because she felt that she wouldn't be allowed to create songs the way she wanted to do them.

Pritchard then auditioned for a TV pilot, but after catching producers' attention, decided not to pursue the role. Instead, she set out for London to record the album that she had wanted to make for years.

The TV pilot turned out to be Fox network's "Glee," and the role was Rachel Berry, which has made Lea Michele a singing and acting feeling.

But Pritchard, who is presently on tour, has no regrets about "Glee," or any of her other career choices, because she feels she took the right path.



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Friday, April 1, 2011

Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson Closer to 'The Hunger Games'


While Hemsworth is allegedly the front-runner to play Gale Hawthorne, Hutcherson is allegedly the leading candidate for the role of Peeta Mellark.

After joining audition for "The Hunger Games", Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson have supposedly become the front-runners to take male roles for the forthcoming film. Deadline reported that Hemsworth tops the list of candidates to play Gale Hawthorne, while Hutcherson is the lead contender to take the position of Peeta Mellark.

Hawthorne is describing as the hunting partner of Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen. Meanwhile, Mellark is the one who accompanies her as the district's entry into the Hunger Games competition.

Beside Hemsworth, David Henrie, Robbie Amell, and Drew Roy have also joined the audition to take the position of Hawthorne. Meanwhile, Hunter Parrish, Evan Peters, Alexander Ludwig, and Lukas Till are other actors who have tested for the role of Mellark.

As a younger brother of "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth, Liam has made look in Hollywood film through his role as Will Blakelee in 2010's "The Last Song". The film led him to win 2010 Young Hollywood Awards for juvenile Hollywood Breakthrough of the Year.



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Saturday, March 26, 2011

BET 'Sunday Best' winner Le'Andria Johnson will perform in Muskegon


MUSKEGON HEIGHTS — the singing took be concerned of itself, said Le’Andria Johnson, season three winner of BET’s “Sunday Best” gospel singing competition.

The hard part believed she deserved to be there in the first place.

Johnson will be appearing at the Water’s Performing Arts Auditorium for a fundraiser on April 2. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Reading and Math Program at the Muskegon Heights Boxing Club.

We hope Le’Andria’s story will be an stimulation for a depressed community, said Michael Thompson, who is working with the Muskegon Oceana Community Action Partnership to stage the demonstrate.

But our main reason is to bring concentration and focus to the issue of literacy, he said. There are students here who don’t have fundamental reading and math skills who are facing a bleak future.

Johnson herself was facing an unsure future until recently.

Please. No, she said to a friend (whose name she gently insists on keeping private) who urged her to go to original Orleans and audition for the cable TV competition which has, some believe, uncovered far better singing talent than another more extensively known network rival.



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Friday, March 25, 2011

I can't bare to see my baby bump: Amanda Holden to re-shoot Britain's Got Talent scenes to spare her further anguish over baby loss

Amanda Holden has asked Britain's Got Talent bosses if she can re-shoot scenes for the approaching series where her baby bump is visible to spare her any more heartache over the latest loss of her baby.

The 40-year-old, who lost her baby last month while seven months pregnant, believes seeing herself pregnant on the ITV demonstrate may make herself and her family relive the anguish felt after the disaster.

Therefore scenes of her arriving at various theatres and auditoriums around Britain to judge hopefuls will be shot again and spliced jointly with older footage.

A show source told the Daily Mirror: 'What Amanda has been through was horrendous, and to have to watch herself on TV looking pregnant would be very hard to cope with.

The source added: [The production team] thought the most excellent way was to re-shoot some scenes [and] then slide them into the original footage.

Other footage which cannot be taken again is to be cautiously edited to hide visible evidence of her pregnancy.



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Monday, March 21, 2011

Helldriver’ Gets a New Splatter Soaked Trailer


We haven’t posted any news about Yoshihiro Nishimura’s newest film Helldriver, but it’s about damn time we do. Nishimura has helmed films such as Tokyo Gore Police and Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl. He’s also worked in the make-up and individual effects department on most of the over-the-top Japanese gore films that have emerge in the past few years that comprise The Machine Girl, Hard Revenge Milly and RoboGeisha. In other words, if you’re into splatter-heavy gore with high force arterial blood spray, mutated creatures with appendages that are as perverse as they are creative, Nishimura is your man. These movies look like more of the insanity that goes down at a GWAR concert than they do monster movies from the heyday of Universal horror.



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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Brit TV show wants eight housemates to live without clothes for 30 days


London, Mar 15 – The producers of a demonstrate in Britain are looking to hire eight housemates to live together for 30 days with no clothes on.

The ‘Nak’d Truth’ has already caused a storm in America, with hundreds of thousands frantic to take part, and now bosses want to create a British version, to be filmed at a nudist resort in Florida.

And they are heading to Blackpool after that month to hold auditions.

We plan to take eight Brits and factually strip them naked. We want some seriously interesting Brits to make the line-up, the Daily Star quoted programmed creator Harris Salomon as saying.

The plan is to roll the show out across the world. Clothing is such an integral part of who we are and we don’t appreciate how it affects us until we no longer have it on, he stated.

Manchester-based Tom Annandale, 28, has already been contacted later than his failed tennis court streak became a web sensation.



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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Nicole Scherzinger reveals new details on Men In Black III


Pussy Cat Doll and girlfriend of British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, Nicole Scherzinger is pictured leaving her London hotel as she heads off to obtain part in the X-Factor boot camp. - Simon Earl / Splash News

Singer Nicole Scherzinger has revealed fresh details on her role in the new Men in Black III.

The 32-year-old, who is dating Formula One star Lewis Hamilton, said she is eager about her role in the movie alongside Will Smith.

Speaking to UK newspaper The Sun, she said: 'Auditions are dreadful. On stage being a pop star I feel at home. Auditions are cold, disagreeable. I have gone through so many and been rejected and sent home in tears.

But I just finished Men in Black III - a proper Hollywood blockbuster - and it makes all that rejection valuable.

I play Lilly, the girlfriend of the escort character, Will Smith. She is a futuristic vixen of a villain. Oh, and I get to carry a rocket launcher. I am kinda bad-ass in the movie, I'm not going to lie.

She added: 'Will Smith made me feel like family on set and Emma Thompson is beautiful. Tommy Lee Jones was cool too.




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Monday, March 7, 2011

Catch this evil driver says father of dancer, 14, killed in hit-and-run


The father of a 14-year-old girl killed in a hit-and-run has appeal for help to catch the "evil" driver who "has destroyed my family unit".

Alessia Boschiazzo was on her way to visit friends in Croydon when she was hit by a speeding Renault Clio. The driver was seen roaring away from the sight.

Alessia's parents, Aldo and Cecilia, held a bedside vigil as she lay in hospital with severe head injury. But she died on Friday, a week after the crash in Morland Road at 7pm on 28 February.

Mr Boschiazzo, 44, said today: "This man has destroyed my relations and my life. Alessia was everything to us. If it was an accident, why didn't he stop and try to assist her?

He killed her in freezing blood. This man is evil and needs to be caught. Alessia's death is being felt by each one who knew her, hundreds of people. Life will never be the similar again for us.



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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cirque du Soleil in South Africa


For the first time ever, Cirque du Soleil is about to reconcile down on the African continent. Beginning next Wednesday, Saltimbanco embarked on a series of performance in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa.

Saltimbanco troupe in Istanbul, Turkey, until Saturday.

Beginning next Wednesday, the demonstrate will move towards Johannesburg, and then it will display the Coca-Cola Dome, until 20 March. The show will be obtainable March 23 to April 3 at the Grand West Arena in Cape Town.

They're waiting with open arms, said Carmen Ruest, one of the creators of the demonstrate, which went to Johannesburg at the ending of January.

We went to meet the local media. The response was very good and the person who took care of our media there was very surprised at this, she said, indicating he met two dozen journalists who knew the Cirque du Soleil, generally through television.



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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Respect! Aggro Santos bigs up Ballymena’s ‘Irish Jump Style’


BALLYMENA dance crew, ‘Irish Jump Style’ are walking on air after being invited to put on a private exhibit of their talents for UK Chart topper and “Im a Celebrity” Star Aggro Santos.
The 18-member IJS squad travelled to Belfast on Thursday to put on a show for the Brazilian born English rapper which was set up by promoter Chris Hughes.

Aggro, who was in Belfast last week to perform at the Odyssey, said afterwards he was “blown away” by the professionalism and excellence of the dance routine.

And he should know. Aggro toured with dance troupe Diversity, winners of the third series of Britain’s Got Talent, on their 27-date countrywide tour.

He later tweeted to his fans: Just had a private show from a future dance troupe Irish Jump Style…. Amazing!.

After the demonstrate the kids got a chance to have a quick chat with the star and thanked him for his time.

Their manager, Ballymena woman, Angela Brown, told The Ballymena Times, He even suggested the crew audition for the hit TV show “Got to Dance” and praise them for their determination.

She added: This is the newest installment for Irish Jump Style in their short and successful career.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tyler rocks 'Idol' boat in good way



Fame isn't all gold, honey and massage oils; it's also the successful navigation of a steady stream of improbable and uncomfortable situations.

As proved by the first few weeks of the 10th season of American Idol, Steven Tyler is an unalloyed genius at such steering.

The moment when the lead singer for the durable rock band Aerosmith - one of the fresh judges this season - claimed the show as his own was felt through the third night of auditions.

Chris Medina sang a muscular version of the Script tune Breakeven after telling the story of fiancée Juliana Ramos, who had suffer a brain injury that left her capable to move her left arm but little more.

Later, at the behest of the judges, he escorted Ramos into the audition room.



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Friday, February 11, 2011

Amy Childs 'furious' over Kirk Norcross' TOWIE return


The Only Way Is Essex' star Amy Childs is livid her ex-boyfriend Kirk Norcross will return to the second series of the reality TV show, as she was hoping new boyfriend Joe would return him in viewers' affections.

The Only Way Is Essex' star Amy Childs is fuming her ex-boyfriend will return to the second series of the reality TV show.

The busty glamour girl's former lover Kirk Norcross quit the ITV2 show after its first series last year but bosses have convinced to come back, leaving Amy fuming as she was hoping new boyfriend Joe would replace him in viewers' affections.

However, the 20-year-old star is reportedly even more angry because Kirk will be seen loved-up with new girlfriend Lauren Pope.

A source told The Sun newspaper: Amy is fuming. She knows the public love Kirk and hoped her and Joe could be a hot couple. Amy doesn't actually like Lauren.

While Amy, Kirk and Lauren are returning, there will also be a host of fresh faces on the show after producers held auditions for fresh characters on Wednesday (09.02.11), with the new series airing in March.



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Monday, February 7, 2011

DAVID Hasselhoff was out judging talent again last night - but it had nothing to do with being on a reality TV show panel.


The former Baywatch star and Britain's Got Talent judge found himself surrounded by appreciative female fans when he left a London nightclub last night.

Ex-Knight Rider star David was approached by three women after a night of revels at Boujis, South Kensington.

The 58-year-old, who was dressed in a pink and white stripy shirt, black suit and dark pink velvet shoes, seemed particularly taken with one of the fans and gave her fairly a squeeze.

He guffawed as he posed for the cameras with the ladies, braving previous night's blustery conditions.

David, enhanced known as The Hoff, had joined comedian Michael McIntyre and Amanda Holden for the telly talent show's Birmingham auditions.


Friday, February 4, 2011

Local 'survivor' says, 'I want to be the tough girl'

It was last summer; about a month before taping was set to begin on the latest "Survivor," when it happened.

Ashley Underwood, 25, of Benton, was walking -- and texting at the similar time -- when she took one false step and stubbed her foot on the sidewalk.

She bankrupts her toe.

Undeterred by the bad timing, Underwood continued her powerful workouts and studying in preparation for the popular TV contest. And she didn't tell the makers of "Survivor" about her toe, just in case that might endanger her spot on the show.

That minor hitch, and Underwood's willpower to suck it up and press on, is a pretty good indication of what kind of contestant she'll be when "Survivor: Redemption Island" begins ventilation on Feb. 16 on CBS.

I want to be the tough girl, Underwood said Thursday, in her first interview since it was announced preceding month she would be on the show.



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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Recap: 'Live to Dance' - The Finalists Dance


The last six acts bring it – but one stands out

Is it me, or is this show made up of so much filler there’s actually only about fifteen minutes of actual show? Anyway, we’re down to the top six, so I’m guessing there will be even less demonstrate and more time wasting shambling than we’ve seen previously. Hopefully some of that will involve Paula Abdul acting all hella crazy. She’s been far too pulled together on this show, actually.

[Full recap of Wednesday's (Feb. 2) "Live to Dance" after the break...]

Wow, the judges are previously seated! They aren’t walking out holding hands and waving to the huddle masses!

Oh, goody, let’s look at last week’s finalists in an endless mosaic of performances we’ve already seen and which we can no longer vote for. lastly, Andrew reveals that America voted for… Kendall Glover! Really? Even Travis said she wasn’t one of the better performers last week due to her leg extension. But she is pretty and bouncy, so that counts for something.

First up, we see Twitch. They’ve been dancing together for ten years, and because they’re seniors this is the previous time they’ll be dancing together. Aw, come on guys! Screw college; get your act to Broadway! Rent a one bedroom apartment, work at one of the million Starbucks in Manhattan and audition all day, you can perform it!

And truly, they could. This is a visually stunning performance. The choreography is truly spot on, and they have some fun with the paparazzi concept. They’re extremely well synchronized and they combine contemporary style with gymnastic elements attractive flawlessly. The show’s off to a good start!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dance fever catches on among Indians, thanks to TV


New Delhi, Feb 1 - Salsa, tango, B-Boying and hip-hop -- global dance forms have become household names and more people want to study them thanks to a flood of dance reality shows on TV. What's more, these shows also offer a springboard to the glamorous world of showbiz for budding dancers.

While it all started with "Boogie Woogie" in 1995 on Sony TV, the little screen now has a long list of dance reality shows - "Jhalak Dikhla Ja", "Dance India Dance" (DID), "Chak Dhoom Dhoom" and "Nachle Ve".

Choreographer Rajeev Surthi, who has made stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra between others dance to his tunes, is a product of a dance reality show himself and says these shows certainly help aspiring dancers.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Dream comes true for Amelia


Dance instructors and pupils at a Wellingborough dance school were celebrate this week after one of their classmates was invite to train with the Royal Ballet School of London.

Nine-year-old-Amelia Hawksby, who attends the Kilburn School of Dance in Wellingborough, wowed representatives from the Royal Ballet School throughout her audition and has since been chosen to attend classes on a bi-weekly basis with their particularly trained staff.

Dance teacher Amanda Wilkins said: She has done extremely well.

In the precedent 20 years just five of our pupils have been chosen for the course, which goes to show the level of rivalry she faced to get the place on the course.
These classes are of a very high stage and it is a very extraordinary thing to be chosen.

I’m delighted for her and her dream of becoming a expert ballet dancer is one step closer to reality at present.

Little Amelia, of Burton Latimer, was delighted with the news.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Kristen Stewart to play Snow White in new fairytale film?


Mirror mirror on the partition, who is the fairest of them all? We can tell you Kristen Stewart is.

Anyone worried that Kristen will fade into obscurity once the Twilight Saga has finished (ha, as if that’s ever gonna to ensue) needn’t lose any more sleep, as movie industry rumor suggests that K-Stew is about to land an element in a new version of Snow White.

Film company Universal don’t even need K-Stew to audition for the role, such is her star power, although actresses include Riley Keough, Felicity Jones, Alicia Vikander and Emily Browning all attend screen tests for the part.

The Hollywood Reporter also notes that Kristen will be together by Viggo Mortensen as The Huntsman, while Charlize Theron will play the Evil Queen. Both staid actor types – so we can assume this new version will be dark and twisted and not at all Disneyfied. Excellent.

Her Twilight tan certain makes Kristen the ideal fit looks-wise for the role of Snow White, but do you think she’s got the acting chops for such an iconic role? If you don’t think Kristen is correct for Snow White, which other actress would you like to see in the part?

Friday, January 21, 2011

'American Idol' audition: Winthrop teen's Hollywood moment

A 15-year-old singer from Winthrop may be on her way to flattering the next American Idol.
Danielle Pease auditioned for the hit Fox Network talent demonstrate in August in New Jersey and daunted the judges enough to make it to the show's Hollywood rounds.

That means she will be one of about 200 people rival in Hollywood for the 20 slots in the show's semifinals.

The semifinalists are the ones who sing on the demonstrate and before the judges each week, trying to win the coveted American Idol title and a recording agreement.

Pease say she is legally restricted from talking about the show, but she did share some of her thoughts about her "Idol" audition by way of e-mail Friday.

She said there were more than 20,000 people in line, and she ended up being one of 100 public to sing for the jury. Pease said her nerves weren't too bad as she sang Janis Joplin's "Piece of My Heart."

Steven Tyler said, 'Well, you could use more feeling when you say take it, but you certainly did one thing today.' I of course said 'What?' Pease wrote in her e-mail. He said 'You took a small piece of my heart.' He was so sweet.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

American Idol Recap: Kosovo Girl Steals Our Hearts


Tonight on American Idol, Season 10 starts off among a bang for auditions in New Jersey! And so it’s lastly here. After much expectation it is once again time to make Idol history. Despite last year’s questionable talent pool of judges it looks like Fox is off to a talented start. The judges got off to a busy start when over 125,000 auditioned this season, which is more than any other season of American Idol. Steven Tyler has previously shown us that he is going to bring a lot of enthusiasm and fun to the table. Jennifer Lopez seems to be a lot resembling the ex-American Idol judge Paula Abdul and I believe people are going to love her just the same.

Although we don’t have our out spoken Simon any longer I believe we are going to get just as much amusing and attitude out of our new jury. Many people from all over the world come to these auditions with dreams of making it large. When it comes to American Idol judges say carry it on! When it’s time to open the floodgates, everyone is getting in no matter if they are gifted or not! Wednesday has left us with fun, tears, and laughter already and I am prepared for more! What about the girl from Kosovo whose family came to America as refugees of war? I believe this girl is going to make it distant in this competition because not only is she talented but America loves her already! Let’s talk about 16 year old Victoria who gave a strong performance during her audition singing Midnight Train to Georgia, which was way before her time (She nail it)! I think she is going to be the one to hit in this competition and Randy Jackson said that she had the biggest personality he has seen on the show so far. There were numerous great contestants tonight and I know we have many more to see before we can start to vote so America, let’s acquire ready to Idol!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What is the risk and reward that companies have when developing idols?


With 2011 already off to a speedy start, the Korean music industry has been gearing up for plans of a new ’smart idol’ development to the Hallyu wave, in what is currently known as idol economics.

The Korean idol industry has been recognized as being top tier in dancing, singing, and looks, and the training system has received acceptance from international industries as well. A widespread amount of investments are made into trainees, with top companies like SM Entertainment investing millions into producing their line of idols. The idol industry itself has been report to be making billion a year.

The fruits of their endeavor can be seen in Japan, the center of the Hallyu wave. Korean artists such as SNSD, KARA, 4minute, and 2PM are plastered near the entrances of record stores; and three to four groups of Japanese youth can be seen browsing the Korean section at any given instant.

Yoshida Jun, the Shibuya branch manager of Tower Records, exposed, the sales of Korean idol group albums have rise 40% in 2010 compared to sales of 2009. With the debut of Korean girl groups such as SNSD, KARA, and 4minute, beside with the rising popularity of FT Island, the teens to 20s consumer base has been created.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

'Survivor' holding auditions in N.Ky.


In this publicity image prepared from video released by CBS, from left, Dan Lembo, Judson "Jud" Birza, Chase Rice, Holly Hoffman, and Matthew "Sash" Lenahan are shown through the season Finale episode of "Survivor: Nicaragua," airing Sunday

FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) - The look for for the next "Survivor" is coming to northern Kentucky.

WKYT-TV reports the CBS illustrate is holding an open casting call for the next "Survivor" season at Turfway Park in Florence. The audition is Jan. 28 from 4-9 p.m.

The station reports that participants will have one minute on camera to induce producers they can outwit, outplay and outlast other contestants to become the subsequently winner of the show.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Live and Unsigned 2011 auditions kick off


Littlemores - one of the first acts through in Dewsbury

Judges comment: excellent to see a band singing in a regional accent, sax and trombone worked well. Good unit and excellent front man.

The first batch of Live and Unsigned 2011 auditions took place very last weekend in Basildon, Cardiff and Dewsbury, with over 900 acts battle it out for a place in the regional final showcase.

As a way of providing useful response, Live and Unsigned have posted a selection of the judge’s comments - you can check out Cardiff's and Dewsbury's currently, with Basildon's promised for later today. And watch this space for videos of some of the opening weekend's most excellent acts.


The subsequently auditions take place on Saturday 22 January at the Beck Theatre, Hayes, Middlesex and on Sunday 23 January at Sheffield City Hall, so if you haven't applied yet, don't hang approximately! Oh, and congrats if you're previously through to the next round, we'll see you there.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sex scenes don’t make me nervous: Keira Knightley


Washington, Jan 12 – Keira Knightley has exposed that she’s not scared of doing sex scenes.

The ‘Never Let Me Go’ star said that getting nude for a role is not a huge deal because everyone on set is often respectful and she always discusses what she is contented with beforehand.

It’s a consensual thing. You say what you’re contented with and everybody’s incredibly respectful, Contactmusic quoted her as saying.

However, the 25-year-old actress was not so contented with auditioning as a child because she believed everyone thought she was “s**t”.

Some kids did karate, I went to auditions. They were mortifying. You walk in a room and they clearly think you’re s**t.

So you walk once more. I mean the rejection level of anyone who does anything like that. It is quite a savage progression, she told The Daily Telegraph. (ANI)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Brooke Vincent is 'chuffed' that cousin Ellie-Louise Leach is joining Coronation Street

Coronation Street’ star Brooke Vincent is “chuffed to bits” after her cousin landed a position in the hit ITV1 soap.

Ellie-Louise Leach, nine, will join the cast as a foster girl in the Windass family after impressing demonstrate bosses in auditions.

Brooke – who has played Sophie Webster on the show for six years – is overjoyed for her relative and can’t wait to lend a plateful hand on set.

She said: I am chuffed to bits for her. She has made me so pleased.

We are all thrilled about it and I can’t wait to be with her on set to show her approximately.

Apart from Ellie-Louise’s family connection to the show, soap bosses are convinced the young actress will fit right in on set.

A source on the Manchester-based programmed said: Brooke was behind her all the way and was praying she would get the part - and following Ellie won the bosses over she couldn't contain herself.

She was so satisfied and happy for her. Ellie-Louise is made of the similar stuff as Brooke, which means she'll fit in and get on well with everyone.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Scots dance teacher is spared jail over relationship with boy


A Scots ballet teacher who flouted a police order not to continue her inapt relationship with a talented and vulnerable 15-year-old boy dancer has been handed a poised jail term.

Sarah Pirie, 27, committed a serious breach of faith when they met and she gave him a lift in her car a week after she was banned from any contact.

She was also accused of having sex with the boy but prosecutors determined in November to offer no evidence on those allegations.

Her victim, Reece Washing-ton, who waived his obscurity, claimed in a newspaper article that they had sex on the back seat of her car.

Sentencing her yesterday at Preston Crown Court, Judge Michael Byrne accepted there was no sexual activity between the pair – who met at Clifton Dance Academy in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire – but told her she went past the boundaries of your service.

Pirie, who is initially from Dundee but now lives in Luxembourg, was jailed for 35 weeks, suspended for two years, after she admitted a accuse of child abduction, and was also given a two-year supervision order.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Bethany has the F-Factor


SINGER Bethany Dimmock is counting on the people of Brighouse to assist her win the Forget Me Not Factor.

The Brighouse High School student is set to showcase her ability and support a worthwhile cause when she appears in the final of the talent contest on January 15 being organized by West Yorkshire Forget-Me-Not Trust.

Bethany will perform ‘Make you feel my love’ by Adele in front of a panel of judges who will give feedback on every performance. But it will then be the audience at the Batley Variety Club who decides the largely winner.

Bethany said she didn’t know how she was going to do in the rivalry. I know one of the other acts but I am not confident who else has got through or what the competition is like, she said. I love singing and it would mean a lot to win it. I just hope I can amuse them and if they like me they should vote for me.

The 16-year-old will compete against 11 other people who were all selected following the auditions which were held in Huddersfield, Halifax and Dewsbury.

Bethany said: My audition at North Bridge Leisure Centre went OK. I was shaking. I was actually scared but my family went with me and they will be supporting me at the closing too.

The comments I got seemed to be excellent ones. The vocal coach, Sarah, kept me behind and went through the song with me which was ‘One’ by U2. I then sung it again and they said I was extraordinary which is nice.

The youngster found out about the contest because she used to work at the trust’s charity shop in Commercial Street, Brighouse.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Los Salseros de Stanford spice up Stanford community


It’s a usual Wednesday night at the Axe and Palm. Students sit in red leather booths eating, chatting and studying. But something about the scene is diverse.

In the main room that would usually house more students, salsa music blasts. An eclectic group of Stanford students and Palo Alto locals dance in pairs as two knowledgeable students repeat the counts: “1, 2, 3, turn…5, 6, 7.” Those new to salsa laugh self-deprecatingly as their arms and feet wind awkwardly while the instructors give words of advice and back-up in one of the weekly salsa lessons sponsored by Los Salseros de Stanford, Stanford’s only salsa-performing team.

Directed by Ariana Borgaily ’12 and Diogenes Brito ’11, Los Salseros performs at cultural variety fairs, campus fundraisers, such as Salsa for the Cure, and other dance events, and it puts on an annual spring demonstrate. The club of 18 women and 16 men rehearses for two hours twice a week in Roble Gym. Los Salseros also holds free weekly novice and intermediate lessons for students and local residents, as well as free biweekly salsa socials, where anyone can come for a salsa lesson and then a salsa dance gathering.

For the two directors, being in Los Salseros and dancing salsa in common has been gratifying. Brito, who is half Dominican and half Colombian, grew up listening to salsa music and, with an attention in the music and in joining a dance group on campus, decided to audition. Borgaily, on the other hand, grew up approximately quite a bit of dancing in El Paso, Texas; she started salsa at 13 years old and saw Los Salseros in the Dance Expo show during Admit Weekend. Both directors have been mixed up with Los Salseros since freshman year, and both are in their second year as club directors.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Auditions for Billy Elliot production


Young dancers had better get their dancing shoes on if they’re appealing in being the next Billy Elliot.

The story of an aspiring youthful dancer trying to follow his passions in the macho and bitter world of miners’ strikes is being recreated at The Orchard theatre, Dartford.

Liz Burville is producing a Kentish version of the hit Musical Billy Elliot and will clutch auditions at The Orchard on January 23.

Burville, from Southfleet, will be using her production company In The Wings Productions to place on the performance – A Kent-based company set up in 1998 with credits counting Annie at The Stag, Sevenoaks, and Oliver! at Dartford’s Mick Jagger Centre. The show is due to be directed by Phil Snowden, from Wilmington, who has been performing in the West End Production of Billy Elliot ever since it opened in 2005.

A classic tale of passion winning over the odds, the alongside the odds, Billy Elliot is set in the North East of England next to the background of the 1984/85 miners’ strike.

Being performed in Kent, it will stir the county’s individual memories of the bitter struggle – Kent miners’ smack lasted for a year, often making front-page news.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

TV Highlights: 'Live to Dance,' 'V,' 'Southland'


HIGHLIGHTS

No need to dissipate any time on cliffhangers: Fans of "Caprica" - the prequel to "Battlestar Galactica" - can get their last taste of the demonstrate Tuesday night, when Syfy airs the last five episodes of the canceled series in a row, preliminary at 6 p.m.

She's back! Paula Abdul returns to the spotlight as a actuality series competition judge on network television - but this time she's in charge with latest show "Live to Dance" (CBS at 8). Dancers battling for a spot, and the eventual $500,000 championship prize, must audition in front of Abdul and other dance experts during initial auditions in New York and Los Angeles in the premiere.

Saving someone's life creates an immediate bond - Jim swoops in to rescue Dave, and he and Stephanie instantaneously become pals with Dave's wife and kids. Nice and normal, right? Unluckily, the family of superheroes realizes their new friends may also be hiding a secret on No normal Family (ABC at 8).

Eleven teams of fresh contestants show up on The Biggest Loser: Couples (NBC at 8), but they instantly have to make a tough choice. They can either start workouts with famed veteran trainers Bob and Jillian, or they can join two new, unknown trainers . . . but receive four weeks of imperviousness.