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Rest in Peace, Carl, we love you

   Services and Visitations for Carl Gene LyallCarl, you are a father, a brother, a grandfather, and a friend. You're also a man in love. You and Mary Platt spent many happy years together. She was by your side till the end.  We all love you,...
by Barbara's Beat on Oct 28, 2013

Popping the Cork for Cork

In Memoriam Cork Millner 1931-2013 Cork Millner, my writing mentor whom many of you know I adored, passed away recently. I say “my” writing mentor because I felt a close connection to him, but clearly he was not just mine. … Continu...
by The Art of an Improbable Life on Oct 10, 2013

Images by Lewis Morley - photographer of iconic Christine Keeler portrait

Lewis Morley, who has died aged 88, was a photographer and artist who was at the heart of the 'Swinging Sixties' cultural revolution, taking iconic portraits of Christine Keeler, David Frost, Joe Orton, Michael Caine, Albert Finney, Peter O'Toole and...

OBITUARY Announces Autumn Live Assaults Band To Begin Work On New Record; KickStarter Campaign Draws To A Close

Tampa death metal icons OBITUARY will bring their brutal wares to the stage this Fall on a short series of live assaults. The tour begins with a pair of back-to-back shows at Brooklyn, New York's... The Wisdom is found in the extremes... All extre...
by Heavy Metal on Sep 7, 2013

Rosemary Vercoe, costume designer, has died aged 96

Rosemary Vercoe fitting a costume for Magda Laszlo at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival, 1953Photo by Guy Gravett / Hoban Gravett Archive / ArenaPALRosemary Vercoe worked as a theatre and opera designer, predominantly working in costume design.To downl...

B.E.F. Featuring Kim Wilde – ‘Every Time I See You I Go Wild’

My latest music video is now live on Vimeo. British Electric Foundation featuring Kim Wilde – ‘Every Time I See You I Go Wild’, Directed, Produced, Written and Edited by myself. I will be posting a BTS (behind the scenes) feature...
by Paul D TV on Jul 16, 2013

OBITUARY: Death Metal Icons Announce Virtual Tour + Live Chat With Fans

Now celebrating the 25th anniversary of their landmark Slowly We Rot full-length, Tampa death metal icons, OBITUARY, have been perpetually busy finding new methods way to bring fans closer to their... The Wisdom is found in the extremes... All...
by Heavy Metal on Jul 11, 2013

RIP Million Dollar Mermaid

Esther Jane Williams was born 8 August 1921 and was a competitive swimmer who won 3 U.S. National championships by the age 16 and had a record-breaking time in the freestyle. She signed a contract with MGM in 1941. Esther achieved pin-up status becau...

RIP Million Dollar Mermaid

Esther Jane Williams was born 8 August 1921 and was a competitive swimmer who won 3 U.S. National championships by the age 16 and had a record-breaking time in the freestyle. She signed a contract with MGM in 1941. Esther achieved pin-up status becau...

OBITUARY: Legendary Death Metal Behemoths Offer Live Pay-Per-View Stream This Saturday!

Legendary Florida death metal behemoths OBITUARY, in cooperation with UNATION, will be offering up a pay-per-view live stream this weekend! Set to take place Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 8:30 EST at The... The Wisdom is found in the extremes... All ex...
by Heavy Metal on Jun 5, 2013

Diarrhea vs Gonorrhea

bethere2day - When the husband finally died his wife put the usual death notice in the paperDiarrhea vs Gonorrhea...

Remembering Syed Amin Ashraf: Selection of couplets of the prominent Aligarh-based Urdu poet

INDSCRIBE A few months have passed but literary world is still in a state of mourning due to the demise of prominent Urdu poet Syed Amin Ashraf. Ashraf, 80, was a leading Urdu poet, who avoided popular 'mushairas' and this is perhaps the reason t...
by Indian Muslims' Blog on May 2, 2013

Joseph Churchward, QSM: a tribute

Joe Churchward, on my last visit to his home in Hataitai in 2012. Joe’s wall at his home in Hataitai. Two of Joe’s business cards, given to me at my last visit. I started the day with the sad news that Joseph Churchward, QSM, has passed a...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Apr 29, 2013

What's on Your Nightstand: April Showers Edition

 Anne Hood is a favorite contemporary author of mine. I met her in her debut novel, Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine, and have enjoyed her ever since. The Obituary Writer tells the alternating story of Claire and Vivien, two women from different...
by hopewellmomschoolreborn on Apr 23, 2013

Conductor Sir Colin Davis has died at the age of 85

Sir Colin DavisPhoto by Clive Barda / ArenaPALSurrey-born Sir Colin made his debut with the London Symphony Orchestra in 1959 was it’s longest serving principal conductor.He worked with the Royal Opera House, the BBC Symphony and English...

The “Iron Lady”

Margaret Hilda Thatcher (13 October 1925-8 April 2013) was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979-1990. She holds the honor of holding the office for the longest period of time in the 20th century and being the only woman to hold the offi...

The “Iron Lady”

Margaret Hilda Thatcher (13 October 1925-8 April 2013) was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979-1990. She holds the honor of holding the office for the longest period of time in the 20th century and being the only woman to hold the offi...

Good-Bye “Mouseketeer” Annette

RIP Annette Joanne Funicello (22 October 1942-8 April 2013).  Annette was an actress and singer, and she rose to prominence as one of the original “Mouseketeers” on the Mickey Mouse Club.  She transitioned into “beach party” genre in movie...

Good-Bye “Mouseketeer” Annette

RIP Annette Joanne Funicello (22 October 1942-8 April 2013).  Annette was an actress and singer, and she rose to prominence as one of the original “Mouseketeers” on the Mickey Mouse Club.  She transitioned into “beach party” genre in movie...

Richard Griffiths - The loss of a true gentleman giant.

  Sad news has broken this weekend of the death of one of the true giants of the British Entertainment industry, an actor of immense proportions in all senses of the word.  It appears Richard Griffiths died last night following complication...
by Jason Shaw's Seafront Diary on Mar 29, 2013


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