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  2. To mark the tragic and untimely passing of actor and comedian Robin Williams, TIME LightBox presents a selection of photographs accompanied by the recollections of the photographers who made them

     

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  5. Leica Store Kyoto from Leica Camera on Vimeo.

    Watch the Leica Store Kyoto come to life and the discover the concept behind its design.

    Leica Store Kyoto is a flagship store located on Hanamikoji Street in the Gion district, which represents the rich history and culture of this ancient city. This is where Japan’s traditional beauty and elegance are on full display.

    The store is in a beautifully renovated 100 year-old, two-story townhouse (Machi-ya). The original structure, as well as many of its wooden beams and pillars, is still in its original state. Even so, the store clearly shows the image of Leica’s corporate identity. The result is a unique Leica store that does not exist anywhere else.
    Leica, which has 160-year history and craftsmanship, believes that the company will be able to further contribute to the photographic culture by operating in Kyoto, which has more than 1,200 years of history and culture. Leica expects a new creative force to emerge.

    Hand-made Leica cameras are carefully assembled by skilled German craftsmen, once piece at a time. Thus, Leica cameras are not just photographic tools; they are works of art. In this respect, the company has a close affinity to traditional craft-making in Kyoto. Leica values tradition. The company also creates new values based on traditional craftsmanship.

    This experience can be likened to a marriage; Leica, which offers premium products and services based on its traditional craftsmanship, will be united with Kyoto, which has more than 1,200 years of history and culture. Come visit Leica Store Kyoto and see this yourself.

     
     

  6. http://ghostcapital.blogspot.dk/2011/09/va-old-country-music-in-new-land-folk.html
    “…For years [by the 1920’s] foreign-language records had contained occasional examples of rural vernacular music, but not until record companies discovered the music of souther rural blacks and whites was there extensive recording of the folk music of foreign-born Americans. It marked a radical departure from both the music available from abroad and earlier record-company offerings. By the late twenties foreign-language record catalogs had become heavily augmented by fiddlers, bagpipers, rough voiced singers, plain-voiced choirs, village “orchestras”, and other representatives of a bevy of authentic folk styles that were being documented sparsely, if at all, in the Old World. many of these records are priceless documents of genres and traditions virtually extinct today. The best of these recordings represent not only styles that flourished at the time of recording but even styles that preceded those by decades or centuries.” (Dick Spotswood, from the liner notes)

    Precious gems in 78rpms. Raw folk revelations from many quarters of the “Old World”. Illuminating notes & essays from Dick Spotswood & Oscar Handlin. 320 vinyl rip by yours truly.

     

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  8. NOWHERE (2009) / central scene / for Pina from Dimitris Papaioannou on Vimeo.

    NOWHERE was created by DIMITRIS PAPAIOANNOU in 2009 to inaugurate the renovated Main Stage of the Greek National Theatre in Athens.

    This central scene is dedicated to the memory of PINA BAUSCH.

    NOWHERE explores the nature of the theatrical stage itself, a spatial mechanism continually transformed and redefined by the human presence to denote any place, and yet designed to be a non-place. 26 performers measure and mark out the space using their bodies, pitting themselves against its dimensions and technical capabilities in a site-specific performance that can be presented nowhere else.

    conceived & directed by
    DIMITRIS PAPAIOANNOU
    music & sound design
    COTI K.
    artistic associate
    ZAFOS XAGORARIS
    lighting design
    ALEKOS YIANNAROS
    costume design
    THANOS PAPASTERGIOU
    assistant director & creative producer
    TINA PAPANIKOLAOU

    on stage
    PROKOPIS AGATHOKLEOUS, THANASSIS AKOKKALIDIS, PANOS ATHANASOPOULOS, MARIA BREGIANNI, ILIA DE TCHAVES-POGA, NIKOS DRAGONAS, ALTIN HUTA, YORGOS KAFETZOPOULOS, KONSTANTINOS KARVOUNIARIS, EURIPIDES LASKARIDIS, TADEU LIESENFELD (man at heart), KONSTANTINOS MARAVELIAS, YORGHOS MATSKARIS, YIANNIS MICHOS, CHRISTOS PAPADOPOULOS, YIANNIS PAPAKAMMENOS, SIMOS PATIERIDIS, ARIS PLASKASSOVITIS, ILIAS RAFAILIDIS, EVANGELIA RANDOU (woman at heart), KALLIOPI SIMOU, DIOGENIS SKALTSAS, SIMON TSAKIRIS, SOPHIA TSIAOUSI, MANOLIS THEODORAKIS, ANTONIS VAIS

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    Το ΠΟΥΘΕΝΑ δημιουργήθηκε το 2009 από τον ΔΗΜΗΤΡΗ ΠΑΠΑΪΩΑΝΝΟΥ για να εγκαινιάσει την ανακαινισμένη Κεντρική Σκηνή του Εθνικού Θεάτρου.

    Αυτή η κεντρική σκηνή του έργου είναι αφιερωμένη στη μνήμη της ΠΙΝΑ ΜΠΑΟΥΣ.

    Tο ΠΟΥΘΕΝΑ είναι ένα έργο για τον χώρο της θεατρικής σκηνής. Τον χώρο-μηχανή που μεταβάλλεται διαρκώς και καθορίζεται από την ανθρώπινη παρουσία, για να σημαίνει αμέτρητους τόπους, ενώ έχει σχεδιαστεί για να είναι μη-τόπος. 26 ερμηνευτές μετρούν και αναμετριούνται με τις διαστάσεις και δυνατότητες του χώρου σε ένα ειδικά σχεδιασμένο έργο που δεν θα μπορεί να παρουσιαστεί πουθενά αλλού.

    σύλληψη & σκηνοθεσία
    ΔΗΜΗΤΡΗΣ ΠΑΠΑΪΩΑΝΝΟΥ
    μουσική σύνθεση & ηχητικός σχεδιασμός
    COTI K.
    εικαστικός συνεργάτης
    ΖΑΦΟΣ ΞΑΓΟΡΑΡΗΣ
    φωτισμοί
    ΑΛΕΚΟΣ ΓΙΑΝΝΑΡΟΣ
    κοστούμια
    ΘΑΝΟΣ ΠΑΠΑΣΤΕΡΓΙΟΥ
    βοηθός σκηνοθέτη & διεύθυνση καλλιτεχνικής παραγωγής
    ΤΙΝΑ ΠΑΠΑΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΥ

    επί σκηνής
    ΠΡΟΚΟΠΗΣ ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ, ΠΑΝΟΣ ΑΘΑΝΑΣΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ, ΘΑΝΑΣΗΣ ΑΚΟΚΚΑΛΙΔΗΣ, ΑΝΤΩΝΗΣ ΒΑΗΣ, ΝΙΚΟΣ ΔΡΑΓΩΝΑΣ, ΜΑΝΟΛΗΣ ΘΕΟΔΩΡΑΚΗΣ, ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ ΚΑΡΒΟΥΝΙΑΡΗΣ, ΓΙΩΡΓΟΣ ΚΑΦΕΤΖΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ, ΕΥΡΙΠΙΔΗΣ ΛΑΣΚΑΡΙΔΗΣ, TADEU LIESENFELD (άντρας στο κέντρο), ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ ΜΑΡΑΒΕΛΙΑΣ, ΓΙΩΡΓΟΣ ΜΑΤΣΚΑΡΗΣ, ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ ΜΙΧΟΣ, ΜΑΡΙΑ ΜΠΡΕΓΙΑΝΝΗ, ΙΛΙΑ ΝΤΕΤΣΑΒΕΣ-ΠΟΓΚΑ, ΧΡΗΣΤΟΣ ΠΑΠΑΔΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ, ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ ΠΑΠΑΚΑΜΜΕΝΟΣ, ΣΙΜΟΣ ΠΑΤΙΕΡΙΔΗΣ, ΑΡΗΣ ΠΛΑΣΚΑΣΟΒΙΤΗΣ, ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΙΑ ΡΑΝΤΟΥ (γυναίκα στο κέντρο), ΗΛΙΑΣ ΡΑΦΑΗΛΙΔΗΣ, ΚΑΛΛΙΟΠΗ ΣΙΜΟΥ, ΔΙΟΓΕΝΗΣ ΣΚΑΛΤΣΑΣ, ΣΥΜΕΩΝ ΤΣΑΚΙΡΗΣ, ΣΟΦΙΑ ΤΣΙΑΟΥΣΗ, ALTIN HUTA

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  9. INNERWORLD || DEBUT ALBUM || 30.09.14

    Pre-order now on iTunes & get “Runaway”, “The Best Thing (Album Version)” & “Innocence” instantly : http://smarturl.it/electricyouth_itunes

    CD, VINYL + Deluxe Bundle: http://smarturl.it/electricyouth
    CD + Ltd Ed. Pink Vinyl (Canada, Aus+NZ): http://lastgang.myshopify.com/products/innerworld

     

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