November 21, 2013 |
The new play "God's Gypsy" celebrates the life and times of Teresa of Avila, love is in the air in "Parfumerie," and "The Secret Garden" blooms in Anaheim. Story Pirates Greatest Hits Show Sketch-comedy musical for ages 4 and up. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. Sunday, 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. $8-$12. (562) 944-9801. Parfumerie Adaptation of the retail-set, holiday-themed romantic comedy that was the basis for the films “The Shop Around the Corner” and “You've Got Mail.” The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills.
July 11, 2013 |
One Long Island, N.Y., school district suggests its students read "The Great Gypsy" this summer, along with classics by George Ornell and Emily Bonte. Except that book is “The Great Gatsby," and those authors, of course, are George Orwell and Emily Bronte -- a few examples of more than 30 spelling errors found on a summer reading list from the Hempstead Union Free School District. The list also misspells the names of David McCullough, Louis Sachar and Frederick Douglass.
April 19, 2013 |
JERUSALEM - Growing up poor and motherless in the slums of Jerusalem's Old City, Amoun Sleem dropped out of school at age 7 after her teacher repeatedly singled her out as a Gypsy, inspecting her hair for lice in front of the class and calling her "Nawar," a derogatory Arabic term that means "dirty. " On the streets, she learned English by selling postcards to tourists, but soon realized that a life of begging was not for her. At 9, she reentered school and stayed until she got a degree in business administration from Ibrahimi College in Jerusalem.
July 21, 2012 |
Best known for his roles in the "Karate Kid," "My Cousin Vinny" and "The Outsiders," Ralph Macchio has decided to take a break from being in front of the camera and instead get behind it as executive producer of NatGeo's new reality series "American Gypsies. " Airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m., "American Gypsies" centers on the Johns family and sheds some light on the modern Gypsy way of life in New York City. Macchio talks about his new show, the Romani lifestyle and his role behind the camera.
July 16, 2012 |
"American Gypsies" is a new reality series from National Geographic Channel, and perhaps the clearest indication yet that the magazine and the TV network that shares its name are operating on different principles and standards of veracity. Produced by Ralph "Karate Kid" Macchio, it takes whatever might be enlightening or moving about the subject and crams it into the standardized strictures of what has become the lowest form of television, however much you want to intellectualize your love of "The Real Housewives of Whatever.
January 6, 2012 |
As a certain British super-sleuth might observe, there was nothing elementary about the path that Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer took to bring Gypsy folk music into his soundtrack for "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. " Whether the score earns him an Oscar nomination or not, as the first "Sherlock Holmes" movie did two years ago, Zimmer hopes it will draw attention to the plight of one of the world's most maltreated and marginalized ethnic groups - the Roma people of Eastern Europe, more commonly (and pejoratively)