Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author, journalist, and screenwriter, died 17 April 2014 aged 87 in Mexico. He was famous for such books as One Hundred Years of Solitude and also Love in the Time of Cholera
One of his great quotes as a storytellers was: “What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.”
Tickets for Kate Bush’s forthcoming tour sold out in less than 15 minutes.The huge response to the news of her performances at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith demonstrates the strength and solidarity of Kate Bush’s fan base. She will be playing a total of 22 gigs.
Kate Bush, who has not played live for 35 years, said: “I’m completely overwhelmed by the response to the shows. Thank you so much to everyone. Looking forward to seeing you all later this year.”
Lebrecht Music & Arts have been going through their files and found some fabulous images of the young Kate Bush performing in 1978 by Lebrecht photographer Neil Libbert.
Lebrecht Music & Arts photographer Dorothy Bohm has opened her new exhibition at Burgh House, Hampstead NW3 1LT. The exhibition is entitled In Hampstead 1994-2014 and it is running until 22nd June 2014.
As with all her work Dorothy Bohm applies her acute and sensitive awareness of visual form and irony to daily scenes of life in Hampstead.
Gerard Mortier, Belgian opera director and administrator, dies 9th March 2014
Throughout Gerard Mortier’s career he was active in the major European music centres. He was general director of La Monnaie/ De Munt (Brussels) (1981–1991) ; the Salzburg Festival (1990–2001). He was a founding director of the Ruhr Triennale arts festival in Germany. He became general director of the Opéra National de Paris in 2004. In September 2010 he became general director of Teatro Real, Madrid . The work terminated in 2013.
25 November 1943 – 9 March 2014
Photos by Betty Freeman can be downloaded from www.lebrecht.co.uk