Daily Archives: January 18, 2014

Mikaeel Kular, 3-Year-Old Body Found, His mother, Rosdeep Kular, 33, Detained

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  International Celebrity Blogger

Source:standard.co.uk

Posted: Saturday January 18, 2014 @ 5:44 p.m PST

 

 

Police have been questioning the mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular after a body was found in woods late last night.

Human remains were found in Kirkcaldy, Fife, miles from the boy’s home in Edinburgh.

His mother, Rosdeep Kular, 33, reported him missing on Thursday morning triggering a huge manhunt conducted by hundreds of police and local volunteers.

Today a body was removed from a wooded area behind a property in Dunvegan Avenue, where neighbours said the boy’s mother used to stay. Residents said it is occupied by her sister, Mikaeel’s aunt.

Police said they “strongly believe” the body is that of the youngster and have detained a person, understood to be Ms Kular.

Burt Bacharach In Concert January 25, 2014

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Posted:Saturday January 18, 2014 @ 4:56 p.m PST

 

 

Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach

Saturday, January 25

 

With a hit-single track record spanning four decades, Burt Bacharach became one of the most important composers of popular music in the 20th century, among the likes of classic tunesmiths George Gershwin or Irving Berlin. His sophisticated yet breezy productions borrowed from cool jazz, soul, Brazilian bossa nova, and traditional pop to virtually define and undoubtedly transcend adult pop music.

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Sacramento Sports Hall of Fame January 25, 2014

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Posted:Saturday January 18, 2014 @ 4:35 p.m PST

 

 

Sacramento Sports Hall of Fame

Sacramento Sports Hall Of Fame

Saturday, January 25, 2014 – 7:00pm

Five standout athletes will be inducted into the Sacramento Sports Hall of Fame during ceremonies at Thunder Valley Casino Resort. The Class of 2014 features NFL superstar Tedy Bruschi; Major League Baseball All Star Steve Sax; MLB and Japanese League legend Leron Lee; and Olympic swimming Gold Medalists Debbie Meyer and Jeff Float.
This year’s event will also feature the first time induction of a local Special Olympics athlete. SSHOF has partnered with Special Olympics Northern California and a portion of the proceeds help benefit Special Olympics.

Location: Pano Hall
Time: 7PM
Tickets:$89.50, including hors d’oeuvres (plus taxes and fees)

Cui Jian (Chinese Rocker) Refused To Sing A Different Song

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Source: Yahoo Singapore via AP

Media: Cui Jian Wikipedia (Photo)

Posted: Saturday January 18, 2014 @  12:27 a.m. PST

 

A Chinese rocker known for his rebellious style will not perform at a state broadcaster’s variety show for the upcoming Lunar New Year after he refused a request by the organizers to sing a different song than his own choice, his manager said.

Cui Jian had proposed to sing his 1986 song “Nothing to My Name” at China Central Television’s Jan. 30 gala show, but the event’s censors told him he would have to choose another song, his manager, You You, said late Friday. “Nothing to My Name” became the unofficial anthem for demonstrating students during the deadly 1989 Tiananmen protests.

Cui decided to quit the show instead of singing a different song, You You said.

“It is not only our regret, but also the gala’s,” the manager said. “Cui Jian has his fans all over the world, so his stage is far beyond the CCTV’s gala.”

The state broadcaster could not be reached immediately Saturday for comment.

Many members of the Chinese public praised Cui, 52, for refusing to kowtow to China’s censors.

“You are still so proud,” Mongolian singer Daiqing Tana of the Beijing-based group Haya Band wrote on her microblog. “You are the backbone and gall of this land. Your music is the hope and despair of this country.”

Cui fell out of favor with the Chinese government after he sided with the Tiananmen protesters, but received an invitation this year from CCTV to perform at the annual show.

Since its inception in the early 1980s, the television gala has become a staple for the holiday celebrations, although it has become widely mocked for its cheesy performances and stilted staging, prompting organizers to hire popular film director Feng Xiaogang to direct this year’s gala.

Known as the godfather of Chinese rock, Cui won fame in the late 1980s with songs such as “Nothing to My Name,” voicing the hopes and anxieties of a generation of Chinese entering adulthood after the death of Mao Zedong and the end of orthodox communism.

During the 1989 pro-democracy protests, Cui performed at Tiananmen Square for students on a hunger strike, days before the government sent in tanks and troops to crack down on the demonstrations.

Later, Communist authorities denied Cui permission for concerts and censored his lyrics. In 2005, he was allowed to headline at a Beijing stadium, and the following year he performed with the Rolling Stones in Shanghai, singing “Wild Horses” alongside Mick Jagger.