This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 5 NEW YORK - Call it the Music of the Knight. Andrew Lloyd Webber, a.k.a. Lord Lloyd-Webber Kt (as in Knight-Bachelor), was pressed into service by his king, HRH Charles III. The kind of service the composer of "Cats" and "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Evita" and "Jesus Christ Superstar" knows best. His Majesty wanted a song. Or not so much a song as a composition - of a sort fit for, well, a king. For the day of his coronation, in Westminster Abbey, on May 6 in the year of our Lord 2023. So it came to pass that Lloyd Webber set down a melody to Psalm 98, the one that goes, aptly enough, "O sing to the Lord a new song." Then he gathered together his flock - "half the kids in my office," he said - and with them the Lord he madeth a demo; the Lord in this case being Lloyd Webber. To a Yank's way of thinking, it is quite the thing for a Broadway composer to turn court … [Read more...] about King Charles needed a coronation song. He summoned Andrew Lloyd Webber.
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20 years later, U.S. invasion of Iraq hangs over war in Ukraine
There are Freudian slips and there's what former president George W. Bush said during a speech last May. Speaking to an audience in his presidential library in Texas, Bush condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin for launching a full-scale invasion of his country's neighbor, Ukraine. But Bush then made a rather profound gaffe, publicly bemoaning "the decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq." He swiftly corrected himself, saying "the Ukraine" with a shake of the head, and appealed to his septuagenarian status. Light chuckles swept through the sympathetic crowd. But there are many others who weren't laughing. The U.S. invasion of Iraq, which occurred 20 years ago this week, was seen at the time by critics as both "wholly unjustified" and potentially "brutal" - views that have only become more widespread in the years that followed. The Bush administration sold a false bill of goods to justify its "preemptive" intervention against the regime of … [Read more...] about 20 years later, U.S. invasion of Iraq hangs over war in Ukraine
2013 Chinese Grand Prix weekend in Tweets · RaceFans
The Chinese government frowns on Twitter but the F1 teams and media are used to getting around that. Here’s how the Chinese Grand Prix weekend unfolded as they saw it. Thursday The press day at the circuit was dominated by the events of the previous race – especially the team orders controversy at Red Bull. ?�?�100 for Internet connection in the media centre and you can?������t even access YouTube, twitter or Facebook. Rubbish. — Will Buxton (@willbuxton) April 11, 2013 Tyres ready for the weekend twitter.com/dickiestanford?���?� — Dickie Stanford (@dickiestanford) April 11, 2013 Get your game face on @ jensonbutton Calvin looks like he means business! twitter.com/mikeycollier/s?���?� — michael collier (@mikeycollier) April 11, 2013 Good morning from Shanghai. A great view from the media centre here twitter.com/NobleF1/status?���?� — Jon Noble (@NobleF1) April 11, 2013 My name in Chinese….Track walk done ready for some lunch!! … [Read more...] about 2013 Chinese Grand Prix weekend in Tweets · RaceFans
Tough end to brutal Targa Tasmania
Listen to this article Burnie driver Jamie Vandenberg has held on across a dramatic final day to win his first Targa Tasmania modern title. Vandenberg, with co-driver Dennis Sims, nursed their Nissan GT-R home to victory; a chronically sick engine constantly threatening to end their run to the finish line and their dream of winning the event. For most of the final day Matt Close was second in his Audi TT RS and ready to pounce should Vandenberg’s engine fail. But the Victorian crashed out on Ellendale, the event’s penultimate stage, allowing the Nissan GT-R to limp to the finish line with a plume of smoke following his failing car. Targa veteran and past winner, Tony Quinn (above, in a previous event), finished modern in second place, four minutes 44 seconds behind with Brendon Winterbourn third in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10. Canberra’s Barry Faux was victorious in Classic Outright and Late Classic Handicap in his 1985 Mazda RX-7 with a brilliant drive on the final day. … [Read more...] about Tough end to brutal Targa Tasmania