Vintage Entertainment

eet2With cable, satellite, DVD, downloading, digital on demand, and the whole of the internet to play with, these days we have a massive choice of entertainment available through our TVs, PCs, and even our mobile phones!

In the past, TV shows would be aired once, and possibly repeatedly occasionally; but the growth in services such as ‘TV on demand’, has meant that hundreds of TV shows from our past and present are now available to watch, whenever we feel like it.

Childhood nostalgia is for a large part driving the desire to watch classic TV shows from our youth, and the list of favourites is long. Many vintage shows are now available for download, such as ‘Catweazle’, a series from the 70s that followed an eccentric 11th Century wizard who accidentally travelled through time to the year 1970; or the classic game show ‘Catchphrase’, hosted by Irish comedian Roy Walker whereby contestants had to identify a familiar phrase which would be represented by a large screen animation, often involving the show’s yellow robot mascot, ‘Mr Chips’.

Many people are now able to relive childhood and teenage times by revisiting their favourite TV programmes of days gone by, and the entertainment industry has realised that nostalgia is big business. People love to recall and reminisce on characters and storylines of the past, and they are willing to pay for it. Many shows that have not been seen for a couple of decades are now selling well on DVD off the back of retro appeal.

There’s also certain nostalgia chic that surrounds the TV shows of our youth, which continues to influence fashion; T-shirts with retro icons such as the A-Team, Knight Rider, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, The Moomins and a number of video game characters such as Super Mario and Pac Man are commonly seen splashed across the shirts of hip 20 and 30 somethings who are keen to proclaim their love of shows of the past.

This era of information, where we can delve into the past and present world of entertainment is an exciting time to be living in. Perhaps our only problem is that there is now so much which appeals to us – both past and present – that working out what to watch is getting increasingly more difficult.

Thankfully, it’s easy to find entertainment news and listings which are an important part of most newspapers and consumer magazines; while there are of course many websites devoted to TV and film as well as celebrity gossip, so even if there’s nothing on the box, you’ll always be able to delve into the plethora of programming from the past.

Breaking News From the World of Entertainment

Want in on the latest gossip from the world of entertainment? Want to know what your favorite stars are up to? Or perhaps you want to find out which silver screen flick is making a big bang in the market? Irrespective of the scoop you are looking for from the entertainment world you can be sure to find all the breaking news from the world of entertainment on the internet.

The internet has become a hub for movie fans and entertainment seekers. Today you will be able to find all the latest entertainment news on various online news blogs that are focused on provide their readers with the latest gossip circulating around the lives of their favorite stars. The entertainment section on the news blogs is one of the most popular niches according to latest statistics. This is because everyone wants to know what their favorite stars are up to and what to watch out for on the television and new film releases.

The entertainment section is well complemented by the fashion section on these news blogs. As it is, the celebrities and starts from the entertainment world are either responsible or used for promoting certain fashion trends. Hence you can always check out the fashion section of these news blogs to see which shades are currently being promoted by your favorite celebrity and what clothes you should be sporting this summer season.

If you are looking for tips and tricks that will help to enhance your lifestyle then you can also read up on the lifestyle section on these news blogs. This section will update you with the latest happenings around the world on things that will help you enhance your life. This includes everything from the latest exercises for your abs to the top rated beauty treatment and interesting interior decoration tips to expert nutrition advice.

The entertainment, fashion and lifestyle sections of online news blogs will fill you up with all the information you need to know about your favorite stars, the fashion they are sporting and a bunch of other valuable tips to improve your lifestyle.  The good thing is that these news blogs do not only deliver the breaking news in the form of text, rather you will also be able to find a variety of images, videos and other interactive media that enriches the user experience on these websites. Last but not least you can easily subscribe to their RSS feed and get the latest breaking news in your email.

Categories of News and How it Influences Lives

What is new and what is happening in your vicinity, in your region, in your country and across the world is news. The news segment is a revenue generation sector that is a source of employment to millions of people across the world. Whether it is print or electronic, the ‘news’ phenomenon has touched the lives of all literate people. News is classified under various categories. It can be general, breaking, sports, entertainment, financial, political, international news, and the like. In the Indian context, Indian news covers all the said categories and the same can be accessed at various mediums be it newspaper, television or the Internet. The web world is home to a number of news portal that carry India news, international news on diverse topics.

The report of recent events is made attractive through a mixed display of graphics and letters with images at the backdrop, photographs, and live interviews. News can also be previously unknown information that is made public. But breaking news find more momentum in the electronic media. It is displayed as a single detailed story at repeat intervals or in between big news interrupting the routine timeline. The story that a breaking news carries may be either trivial or of immense importance but the public pay more attention to such type of news.

Entertainment news is one segment that is watched and read on web by majority of the youth because it carries information about the reality and the glamour world. Bollywood, Hollywood, Tollywood, music, dance, reality shows, and lot more related paraphernalia are covered under this news category.

The Indian stock market has emerged as the dream market for many as it is one platform where one can make good money in a short span of time and invest money for the long term for a secured future. The serious investor, besides collecting as much information as possible and adding to his knowledge base, also never misses on the Indian news that covers the market and finance sectors. He thus becomes well versed with the various moves of the market and the decisions he takes do bring him gains. Cautiousness is the buzzword when it comes to investing in the stock market; so, get updated with India news related to the market and experience a win-win situation.

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Boys Come… Boy’s Co.

“John Lennon & Yoko Ono Bed-In for Peace”

Ask any girl. Those rules were bent Friday night when I happened upon old flame David Goldman still going strong at his Boy’s Co exclusive opening of “All We Are Saying” – a fashionable evening featuring the original photographs of “John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s Bed-In for Peace” by the late photojournalist Gerry Deiter.

These extraordinary photographs, providing the backdrop for the theme of the evening, were on display through the sagacity of the Elliott Louis Gallery’s owner Ted Lederer – who single-handedly dragged them out of Deiter’s vault for a first-time showing on May 26, 2004 – thirty-five years after John Lennon and Yoko Ono went to bed in a suite in Montreal’s Queen Elizabeth Hotel, and invited the entire world to join them in seeking an alternative to violence and war in solving global political and social problems.

May 26, 1969. That month the battle of Dong Ap Bia, a.k.a. Hamburger Hill was exploding in the Vietnam War. Race riots occurred in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. French Foreign Legion paratroopers landed in Kolwezi, Zaire, to rescue Europeans caught in the middle of a civil war. U.S. National Guard helicopters sprayed skin-stinging powder on anti-war protesters in California. It was two years after the Summer of Love.

John and Yoko were in room 1742 of the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. Early in the Bed-In, a reporter asked John what he was trying to do. John said, “All we are saying is give peace a chance.” Putting sounds to the thought, he rented an 8-track tape machine from a local music store and, on May 31 while in bed, recorded the first solo by a single Beatle,” Give Peace a Chance”, – the recording was attended by dozens of journalists and various celebrities, including Timothy Leary, Petula Clark, Dick Gregory and Canada’s Tommy Smothers.

Gerry Deiter was there for the entire eight days. He was assigned to photograph the Bed-In for Peace by Life Magazine but Life never ran the feature. Ironically, it fell victim to a bigger story – the death of Ho Chi Minh, leader of North Vietnam.

Deiter kept the negatives and transparencies locked away for more than 30 years. He had been living aboard a classic wooden motor yacht cruising the wilderness of the British Columbia coast photographing and writing when Ted Lederer, with the help of family and friends, prevailed on him to bring this archive to life and offer the work to the public at the Elliott Louis Gallery in 2004. This amazing work offers up 25 images in colour and black and white that celebrate John and Yoko’s example of peace and love.

What brought the Boy’s Co show together were Goldman and Lederer meeting up on the field where their sons play soccer. It was a confluence that allowed for a new generation to have a special glimpse of an older one.

Disenchanted fan, Mark David Chapman, murdered Lennon on December 8, 1980. The world is still at war. This retrospective clearly speaks to Lennon’s prescience.

Good on Deiter, Goldman and Lederer for keeping his mission in our faces.

Devorah Macdonald is a freelance writer living and working in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her professional career began as a disc jockey in California, Seattle and her hometown of Vancouver BC.

Vancouver Magazine, in an article titled ‘Video Vixen’, hailed her as having “the best female voice in radio locally,” going on to compare her world-weary delivery with Linda Ellerbee, formerly of the ‘Today Show’ and the award winning ‘Nick News’.

A ten-year retirement devoted to creating three children, “one of each,” according to Macdonald, now allows time write on music, movies and television.