“I believe it is necessary to sacrifice myself to break with the lethargy that is overwhelming us. I am killing myself to awaken slumbering consciences.” – French anti-gay marriage activist Dominique Venner, from the suicide note found near his body at the altar of Notre Dame Cathedral.
Venner’s suicide remains headline news across France today and the ruling Socialist Party has issued a denouncement of his action. Party head Harlem Desir: “The bill has been approved and opponents of marriage for everyone need to understand that it is now the law of the republic.”
RELATED: The BBC has more on Venner: “Venner was once imprisoned for activities with the Secret Army Organization (OAS), which opposed Algerian independence in the early 1960s and tried to assassinate President Charles De Gaulle.”
Algeria….will always haunt France.
If you follow Rutherford on twitter you know he is as funny as a fit. So attend if you are in town.
Tues MAY 28th til Sat JUN 1st – BASEMENT THEATRE – AUCK
Splitter of atom and face of money, famed New Zealand scientist Ernest Rutherford invites you to attend a lecture!
Our country’s most noted physicist appears live for the first time in over 70 years to dish out spoonfuls of knowledge into the hungry brains of eager young academics like yourself! Lord Ernest Rutherford of Nelson will hold your hand like an absolute gentleman and walk you through some of his favourite science experiments, regale you with tales of scientific interest, sing some of his favourite Cambridge school-songs, and argue with his wife Mary.
Nic Sampson (Mega Christmas, Black Confetti, Bombs Away: A Musical!) brings the character of Ernest Rutherford to very accurate life with acting, clothes, and a real mustache he grew himself. Don’t miss this opportunity to be inspired by a true kiwi hero!
Clint Eastwood is going Broadway. Kind of.
According to an Equity casting notice, the actor/director has signed on to helm the film version of the Broadway show Jersey Boys, originally written by John Logan.
Jersey Boys is the musical about how a group of middle-class boys become one of the biggest American pop music groups: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
The musical won the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award, the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album as well as the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical. The show was directed by two-time Tony Winner Des McAnuff and written by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman
Makes zero sense, but musicals are hot again.