June 23, 2013 |
Shifting between modern offices in Copenhagen and a run-down cargo ship in the Indian Ocean, the new thriller "A Hijacking" focuses on the negotiations that ensue when Somali pirates overtake the vessel. Writer-director Tobias Lindholm ignites a pressure-cooker drama by lacing the story with details drawn from real life and subjecting the cast to some of the unpleasant ones. Playing in limited release, "A Hijacking" ratchets up the tension with a startling sense of authenticity, blurring the line between reality and fiction.
April 25, 1994
Gene Nettles, 65, an American dancer and choreographer who became prominent in Scandinavia. Nettles, a native of Jackson, Miss., started dancing at the age of 7. He studied ballet at Katherine Dunham's Ballet School in New York. After dancing in Broadway productions, including "My Fair Lady," he moved to Norway in 1958. Four years later, Nettles settled in Copenhagen, where he choreographed the first Broadway musicals staged in Denmark.
September 12, 2009 |
An Obama is going to Denmark to lobby for Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Olympics. The White House announced that First Lady Michelle Obama would travel to Copenhagen to make the case for Chicago ahead of the Oct. 2 vote by the International Olympic Committee. President Obama told IOC President Jacques Rogge that the healthcare debate would keep him in Washington but that he would continue to work on behalf of his adopted hometown of Chicago from afar. Chicago and U.S. Olympic Committee members have openly lobbied for the president to join them in Copenhagen, believing his presence could help bring the Summer Games back to the United States for the first time since 1996.
June 18, 1989 |
The Sandmen. Personnel: Allan Vegenfeldt, vocals; Stefan Jensen, guitar, Ole Wennike, bass and harmonica; Michael Rasmussen, drums; Sam Mitchell, guitar. History: Vegenfeldt, Jensen, Wennike and Rasmussen met through the punk-oriented Copenhagen, Denmark, club scene three years ago, sharing a disdain for Danish pop music and a love for such Anglo or American acts as the Rolling Stones, Lou Reed and the Sex Pistols. Performing only in English, the band built a following on the Danish club circuit, drawing the attention of Swedish label owner Peter Yngen, who started a new Danish company, Garden Records, and signed the band.
April 1, 2013 |
On April 22, René Redzepi and the team behind the MAD Symposium will be holding the third edition of MAD Mondays at the Grand Teatret in Copenhagen. The event, part of a monthly series of conversations about the future of food, will be presented in English and streamed live. Past MAD Mondays have included "What is Creativity?" featuring panelists Paul Cunningham, chef Erwin Lauterbach , Tal R and Knud Romer, and "Who Will Feed Us?" with Thomas Harttung, farmer and founder of Aarstiderne ; chef Christian Puglisi of Relae and Manfreds ; Arlene Stein, director of Terroir Symposium in Canada; farmer Soren Wiuff; and Henrik Zobbe, associate professor of agricultural economics and policy at the University of Copenhagen.
April 19, 1987 |
--Danish design conjures up images of the sleekly modern, elegantly simple shapes and advanced mechanical elements that are on the cutting edge of high tech. Those expectations are met along Copenhagen's famous pedestrians-only shopping street, the Stroget, where shop windows display the most modern models of Danish furniture, home and personal accessories, and electronics and fashion. But high tech and modern are not the only elements in today's Danish design.
December 4, 1987 |
Denmark made a final appeal on Thursday for a compromise to save the European Community summit in Copenhagen from embarrassing failure. As heads of government began arriving for the two-day meeting starting today, Danish Prime Minister Poul Schlueter said that only by putting aside national self-interest could they stop the Community's headlong rush into insolvency.
May 18, 2012 |
The Pacific Symphony performs music for an unlikely audience -- gamers battling the hellish underworlds of Diablo III. The symphony teamed up with Irvine-based game developer Blizzard Entertainment, known for the Warcraft and Starcraft franchises, for the long-awaited third installment in the Diablo series. More than 100 musicians recorded the score live last July in Costa Mesa's Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall under the baton of Eímear Noone. “It was important to give Diablo III its own sound - - not only via the compositions, but even in the manner in which it was recorded,” Blizzard Entertainment's audio director Russell Brower said in a news release about the project.