Saturday, May 15, 2010

We love Mr. Bean

Mr Bean isnt Greek but he should be lololol
We love him !!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Yorgo Voyagis
















Yorgo Voyagis was born in Athens, Greece on December 6th 1945
http://www.blockbuster.com/browse/catalog/personDetails/65001
His role as Joseph in the miniseries Jesus Of Nazareth caught my attention with its star studded cast.

Synopsis of Jesus of Nazareth
Because director Franco Zeffirelli noted publicly that he intended to depict Jesus Christ as a human being rather than a religious icon, his expensive made-for-TV miniseries Jesus of Nazareth fell victim to protestors long before its April 3, 1977, debut. Despite the pullout of several sponsors, Jesus of Nazareth was aired as scheduled, sweeping the ratings in the process. In avoiding the usual overproduced Hollywood approach to the Gospels, Zeffirelli offers one of the most sensitive and reverent portrayals of Jesus ever seen on film. In the title role, Robert Powell heads a huge international cast, which includes Olivia Hussey as Mary, Peter Ustinov as Herod the Great, Christopher Plummer as Herod Antipas, Michael York as John the Baptist, James Farentino as Simon Peter, Donald Pleasence as Melchior, James Earl Jones as Balthazar, Ian McShane as Judas, Anne Bancroft as Mary Magdalene, Rod Steiger as Pontius Pilate, James Mason as Joseph of Arimathea, Anthony Quinn as Caiaphas, Laurence Olivier as Nicodemus, Ernest Borgnine as the Centurion, and Claudia Cardinale as the Adulteress. Filmed in England, Tunisia, and Morocco, Jesus of Nazareth was scripted by Zeffirelli, Anthony Burgess, and Suso Cecchi D'Amico. It originally aired in two three-hour segments, telecast Palm and Easter Sunday of 1977 as part of NBC's Big Event anthology. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zorba the Greek
Yorgo Voyagis... Pavlo (as George Voyadjis)
Not much information is available on this talented actor.
http://www.aveleyman.com/ActorCredit.aspx?ActorID=17738

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My Favorite Love Story - The Thornbirds


The Thorn Birds is a 1977 best-selling novel by Colleen McCullough, an Australian author.


In 1983 it was adapted as a television mini-series that, during its television run March 27-30, became the United States' second highest rated mini-series of all time behind Roots; both series were produced by television veteran David L. Wolper.

The mini-series starred Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Barbara Stanwyck, Christopher Plummer, Bryan Brown, Mare Winningham, Philip Anglim, and Jean Simmons. It was directed by Daryl Duke.
Set primarily on Drogheda, a fictional sheep station in the Australian outback, the story focuses on the Cleary family and spans the years 1915 to 1969.
The epic begins with Meghann "Meggie" Cleary, a four-year-old girl living in New Zealand in the early twentieth century, the only daughter of Paddy, an Irish farm labourer, and Fee, his harassed but aristocratic-looking wife. Although Meggie is a beautiful child with curly red-gold hair, she receives little coddling and must struggle to hold her own against her numerous older brothers. Of these brothers, her favourite is the eldest, Frank, a rebellious young man who is unwillingly preparing himself for the blacksmith's trade. He is much shorter than his brothers, but very strong; also, unlike the other Clearys, he has black hair and eyes.


Paddy is poor, but has a wealthy sister, Mary Carson, who lives in Australia on an enormous sheep station called Drogheda. One day, Paddy receives a letter from Mary offering him a job on her estate. He accepts, and the whole family moves to the Outback.

Here Meggie meets Father Ralph de Bricassart, a young, capable, and ambitious priest who, as punishment for insulting a bishop, has been relegated to a remote parish in the town of Gillanbone, near Drogheda. Ralph has befriended Mary, hoping a hefty enough bequest from her to the Catholic church might liberate him from his exile. Ralph is strikingly handsome; "a beautiful man"; and Mary, who doesn't bother to conceal her desire for him, often goes to great lengths to see if he can be induced to break his vows. Ralph blandly shrugs off these attentions and continues his visits. Meanwhile, he cares for all the Clearys and soon learns to cherish beautiful but forlorn little Meggie. Meggie, in return, makes Ralph the centre of her life.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thorn_Birds
http://www.dancooper.tv/fashionfinds_1999/july_new_dating_system/pages/the_thorn_birds_part_1_page_1.htm

Free Audio Books - Books are always a good idea :-)

A couple months ago when I wrote about investing time wisely and the concept of multiple positives many readers commented, saying that an excellent way to educate yourself and spice up an otherwise boring workout is listening to audio books and podcasts while you hit the gym. It also works great for beating the boredom while you’re stuck in traffic during your daily commute.
To help you find the best audio content the web has to offer, I’ve compiled a list of resources for free audio books and podcasts on a wide range of interesting topics. Enjoy, and you if know of any good sites I’ve overlooked, please leave a link in the comments

http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/free-audio-book-and-podcast-resources/
John Wesley



Extensive site from all over the world

http://www.e-book.com.au/freebooks.htm
Many books in the public domain may be freely accessed here, as well as some other books under specified conditions. However we cannot offer access to any copyrighted titles unless the publisher or copyright owner has so permitted

Aslanidou in New York

On Friday, May 14th at 9pm at New York’s landmark theatre the Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street (bet. 6th and 7th Aves) in Manhattan, the non-profit cultural organization AKTINA Productions, Inc., proudly presents GREEK MUSIC JOURNEY 2010. Featuring directly from Greece the popular singer Melina Aslanidou accompanied by Vangelis Douvalis and her orchestra led by the renowned bouzouki maestro/soloist Manolis Karantinis the concert will revive some of the everlasting great songs of the legendary late singers Grigoris Bithikotsis and Vicky Moscholiou.

Excellent seats available. Purchase your tickets today by visiting the Greek Music and Video, 25-50 31st Street in Astoria, NY (718-932-8400) or by calling AKTINA at 718-545-1151 and the Ticketmaster 212-307-4100. All major credit cards accepted. Tickets are also on sale at the Town Hall Box Office 212-840-2824. Affordable ticket prices start at $45. Other prices: $60, $70 and $80.



Discover the best of what Greek music has to offer! A one of a kind concert dedicated to the most popular and everlasting rembetika (Greek blues) and folk songs of all time of the Greek legendary late singers Grigoris Bithikotsis and Vicky Moscholiou. Presented by the non-profit cultural organization AKTINA Productions, Inc., this concert is part of the series GREEK MUSIC JOURNEY which was established in 1994 with a purpose to promote and preserve the most unique and representative aspects of Greek music.

Lovers of Greek music will enjoy a memorable musical performance featuring Greece’s popular singer Melina Aslanidou accompanied by the talented singer Vangelis Douvalis and her 8-member orchestra comprised by some of the finest musicians of Greece and led by the renowned bouzouki maestro/soloist Manolis Karantinis.

You don’t have to be Greek to enjoy this one of a kind musical performance! The unique voice of Melina Aslanidou has clarity and emotional depth that registers whether or not you understand the words, while the energy she brings on stage is truly captivating. The talented Aslanidou has the great gift of fully engaging her audience from beginning to end. Learn more about Melina Aslanidou by visiting http://www.ilike.com/artist/Melina+Aslanidou














Greek Reporter.com
Anastasios Papapostolou

Monday, May 10, 2010

Greek Designer in Melbourne Australia


Fitzroy

203 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy, Vic 3065
Phone: 03 9419 4122
Fax: 9419 4956














Richmond

148 Bridge Street
Richmond, 3121
Phone: 03 9428 2702