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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 18 April 2015
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 18 APRIL 2015 21 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Poetic Licence Aristophanes’ classic The Frogs comes to life on stage in spoken word Outer Urban Projects' Poetic Licence dares to take one of the oldest surviving comedies of all time and turn it into a spoken word contemporary performance, this Wednesday 22 April (7.00 pm) at The Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre (cnr Bell St and St Georges Rd, Preston). The Frogs by Aristophanes is a classic that will feature young rappers, poets, singers, beat-boxers and musicians responding to the Ancient Greek text in a 'salon-style underworld'. The Outer Urban Projects team have years of events and art management experience and are working on the ground with a diverse and talented wave of new artists from the outer urban belt, usually posing questions as Tyana Adamidis’ Yen Female Art Award entry - Letting Go Hugh Jackman is a Turk? The famous star declared he was Greek in 2013. Now he claims he’s of Turkish descent Quotes from Hugh Jackman's interview with the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet hit his Greek fans hard. According to Hurriyet, Jackman said his grandfather was an Ottoman and that "I could call myself a Turk, since my grandfather immigrated to Australia not from Greece, but from the Ottoman lands". For many years he was believed to be of Greek descent, as he himself has told Neos Kosmos and Greece's Star Channel journalist Elgka Ntaifa back in 2013. "It is true that I have Greek roots," said the actor at a media junket promoting the upcoming instalment of the Wolverine movie franchise at the time. "Two generations ago the name of my family was Bellas, and I feel that I am a Greek by blood." In the interview with Star TV, Jackman even said he was ready and willing to take up any acting opportunities there may be in Greek film. However, what he to whether the spoken world can effect real change. A god descends to the underworld to resurrect a dead poet back to life to save the city from war and ruin. Poetic Licence brings together ancient rap and verse from Lebanon and Greece with contemporary MCs and slam poets in a competitive theatrical arena to debate who is the better poet - the one most capable of saving a divided world in confusion and crisis. Outer Urban Projects is a not-for-profit that collaborates with youths from the city's outer north whose access to artistic expression is often otherwise limited, and performers in Poetic Licence range from a 13-year-old poet to an Alabama-raised inspirational All star Pascha Celebrating Easter is a well-preserved tradition for most, even celebrities. From Greece to Australia and Hollywood the Orthodox Easter celebrations, which this year came one week after the Catholic Easter, found many famous stars declaring their love for the Greek Pascha, just as the rest of the eight million Greeks of the diaspora do. Internationally acclaimed The actor, who said he had Greek ancestry now says he is of Turkish descent. reportedly stated to the Turkish media clashes with his interview with Neos Kosmos. "My father and uncle went to the place where my grandfather emigrated from, and from what they say, that region which is in Greece today belonged to the Ottoman Empire at that time," Jackman appears to have said to Hurriyet. "So I am the descendant of an Ottoman grandfather. Do not think that I'm saying this because I'm coming to Turkey, but I am a Turk. Yes, I think I may say that I'm a Turk." Jackman also said he is a fan of Turkish cuisine and even prepares Turkish coffee at home with his son. We are seriously confused. makeup artist and tycoon Napoleon Perdis, who recently moved to Greece with his entire family in an attempt to join the Greeks in their struggle and reinforce the Greek economy, posted several family Easter photos on Facebook and exchanged wishes with his following on Twitter. Greek Australian actor/ writer Thaao Penghlis also shared the Greek Orthodox love message, posting wishes on his social media accounts. Actress/musician/producer Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks' Greek American wife, has once again taken to the media to declare her Greek Orthodox faith. With Hanks, who joined the Greek Orthodox Church when they got married back in 1988, they celebrate Pascha the Greek way, fasting for 40 days so they can cook magiritsa on Great Saturday, enjoy their red egg fights and put a lamb on the spit for Easter Sunday. Tom even carries the Epitaph and this year was no exception, as he has been an avid member of St Sophia's Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Los Angeles. Hollywood director and actress Nia Vardalos, as well as TV presenter Maria Menounos and actor John Stamos, never miss out on Greek Pascha celebrations, nor church services during the Holy Week. They too shared some love and wishes with their fans and even got together to enjoy the traditional Greek lamb and exchange 'Xristos Anesti' wishes. hodox . e Thaao Penghlis celebrating Easter twice, this time the Greek Orthodox way. Maria Menounos’ Instagram posts while celebrating Pascha with her father. speaker, a speed rapper to an alternative jazz vocalist. Divine Favour are Fokaoho and Tangata Paea Tupou and Ruthy Kaisila. Blending Maori and Pacific Islander influences with Gospel and Hip Hop, Divine Favour always astonish audiences with their vocal talent and charisma. Their motto - ‘When words fail, music speaks’. The Outer Urban Projects string quartet led by Natasha Hanna play standards from the classical canon that take on new dimensions when they mix it up with beat boxing and a gospel trio. Yung Philly is a highly sought after MC, beat boxer and rap artist. His stagecraft and ability to think on his feet is legendary. Tickets cost $23 full/ concession $16/family of 4: $72 /group 6+: $15/group 10+: $12 /under two free (must be seated on a ticket holder’s lap. Transaction fees may apply. If you would like to know more about Urban Events or book a performance or workshop contact a team member on 03 9650 2521 or email your request to info@ outerurbanprojects.org John and Lianna Perdis visiting Napoleon and his family in Greece at the Resurrection service. John Stamos’ wishes and Easter pics on twitter. Nia Vardalos posting red eggs and wishing her fans a happy Orthodox Easter.
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