Tina was here
Yes, folks, Tina was here. The only thing that will stop this
woman is a speeding bullet (and she's probably faster than that.)
Her three concerts on the 6th, 7th, & 8th of September, in the
newly opened Amsterdam ArenA football stadium prove how enjoyable
live music can be.
Although there have been other activities
(like football) in the Arena during the past weeks, the original
opening was announced last year in connection with Tina Turner's
'Wildest Dreams'. And, as far as I'm concerned, this was the
true inauguration of what promises to remain an exciting concert
Even Michael Jackson seems to have added two more
concerts to his tour and will follow at Miss Turner's heels.
After Tina's concerts had passed through town, the officials
discovered that the grass floor, although it had been covered by
platforms to protect it, had been damaged. This has become an
ongoing problem at the ArenA after growing the grass elsewhere
and not planting it on location early enough to let it root.
Yes, grass can be a problem in Amsterdam when not properly
In celebration of the Dutch Film Museum's 25th anniversary a
Film (Book) Market was set up on the terrace next to the Cafe
Vertigo from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. on Sunday, Sept. 8th. Although
the stalls were few, the objects on offer were interesting enough
to keep the true film buff busy for the afternoon. From posters,
books, and videotapes to animation cells and original release
stills. All I can say is 'To hell with silver (screen)
anniversaries. Let's turn this in to an annual event. After
all, anniversaries are supposed to take place every year, aren't
they?' For those of you either in or passing through Tulip-land,
there will be a Film Collector's Fair in Den Bosch at the
'Theatre aan de Parade' on Sunday September 29th between 10 A.M.
and 4 P.M. with more that 60 stalls.
The Dutch Film Museum takes another bow this month with their
homage to Toru Takemitsu, the Japanese soundtrack composer who
died earlier this year. Although the 90 films he scored, among
them Kwaidan and Woman in the Dunes, have often enjoyed more
world-wide renown than his compositions for them, this
celebration of his work shows the diversity and craftsmanship,
ranging in style from Eastern to Western and avant-garde to
classical, he used in approaching each film as a separate entity.
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