What a sad week for the entertainment industry, losing two extraordinary talents within days of each other. It is tragic to think the world will never again put on their red shoes and dance at a Bowie concert or marvel as he unveils another incarnation of his genius; it is wretched that audiences will never again witness Alan Rickman grace a stage, quiver at his impossible, wickedly sinful voice that melts like chocolate, or cheer as he steals yet another movie scene. I doff my cap to these two supreme entertainers and give a belated sign of the horns heavy metal salute to Lemmy from Motorhead who took his final bow in December. In keeping with the showbiz mantra, the show must go on, let’s have entertainment as this week’s theme. First up, an impromptu cello performance along the High Line in Manhattan.
A fire-eater getting the crowds going in Antigua‘s Central Park.
A bevvy of lovely dancers celebrating Chinese New Year in Dublin with a traditional Royal Dance.
It’s a tough job clowning around at Seattle’s Pike Place Market.
Playing the piano as you bike along the streets of Edinburgh, now that’s what I call multi-tasking!
Now it’s your turn to take centre stage. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
- Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Entertainment
- Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
- Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome. – T.S. Eliot
Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. – Frank Zappa
I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring. – David Bowie
If people want to know who I am, it is all in the work. – Alan Rickman
If you think you are too old to rock ‘n roll then you are. – Lemmy Kilmister
I love all these!
Sad indeed. I am listening to David Bowie’s las album as I read this – he knew it was coming 😦
What an extraordinary man he was, Mike, orchestrating his farewell to the world in the same way he orchestrated the rest of his life, creative to the very end.
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A beautiful tribute both in words and pictures. The picture of the guy biking and playing is particularly beautiful to me.
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Ailsa, a beautiful tribute.Two giants lost – and I didn’t know it was coming. Bowie seem to have been there all my life and Rickman – one of my absolute favourite actors. You describe his voice so well – that voice is unforgettable. I saw every movie he was in…even if I knew nothing of its content. This is a sad sad week. But, as you say, the show must go on…
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A sad loss for the world today, dearest Ailsa. Thank you for this tribute. They will be missed. But they will also be remembered! *hugs*
Here is my entry: https://wheresmybackpack.com/2016/01/15/travel-theme-entertainment/
Oh I’m sorry, this is the right link, Ailsa:
Thanks for noticing, Ann-Christine. 🙂
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Great post about two great people. I love your quotes.
very nice tribute, Ailsa.
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The many ways in which we can be entertained. This is part of the reason I can’t understand people who claim to be chronically bored. You’re just not looking around. *and I’m off my soapbox* http://beyondpaisley.net/2016/01/16/travel-theme-entertainment/
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Hi Ailsa, here are some of mine
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Greetings!! Happy New Year!! Here is my contribution. http://roamingurbangypsy.com/2016/01/17/travel-theme-entertainment/
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Great idea! Here come my contribution: http://wp.me/p4YOtr-2rD Entertainment in China
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Here’s this week’s contribution: https://travelrat.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/travel-theme-entertainment/
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What wonderful images of entertainment!
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Excellent post Ailsa. A week of great losses to the creative world.
Good photos for the theme.
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A great theme for this sad week. https://memoriesaremadeofthisblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/19/travel-theme-entertainment/
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I love that guy with the piano.
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Love the pictures and the fun… Here’s my entry: https://lumar1298.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/travel-theme-entertainment/