Ajoutée le 11 août 2014
RIP Robin Williams (1951-2014) - Best Movie Moments
Unexpected, shocking and tremendously sad news arrives this afternoon. Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams has passed away today at the age of 63. Early reports indicate that Williams may have taken his own life.
It wasn't long before the movies came calling, and Williams carved out an impressive career with roles both comedic and dramatic, or more often with elements of both. Directors such as Barry Levinson ("Good Morning Vietnam"), Terry Gilliam ("The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen," "The Fisher King"), Steven Spielberg ("Hook," "A.I."), Mark Romanek ("One Hour Photo"), Gus Van Sant ("Good Will Hunting"), Kenneth Branagh ("Dead Again"), Penny Marshall ("Awakenings," "Hamlet"), Christopher Nolan ("Insomnia") and countless others all found different shades of his talent in the work. And even in an animated role, playing the genie in Disney's "Aladdin," Williams' ferocious energy couldn't be contained.
But the actor showed he could turn off the persona and charisma that made him famous, and fearlessly took on darker roles, often in independent productions. He consistently challenged himself through his work, but never completely left behind his comedic skills that won him a devoted audience. And for these efforts he was honored time and again by audiences and the industry, winning an Oscar for "Good Will Hunting" (he was nominated a total of four times), in addition to two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, five Grammys and more.
Williams' final roles were in the comedy "Merry Friggin' Christmas" and in the Monty Python animated picture "Absolutely Anything." He had been filming "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb," but there's no word yet on whether he completed his scenes for the movie.
Williams was a drug addict during the '70s and '80s, but had quit. However, he was re-admitted to rehab in 2009 for alcohol addiction, and more recently checked in again last month where he had planned to stay for several weeks.
It's hard to properly summarize Williams' impact, but this video from Peter Weir's "Dead Poets Society" pretty much says it all. Williams will be greatly missed.
Those who worked with him knew him to be a genius and the rarest of talents. After news of his shocking death spread, his friends and professional admirers expressed their love for the man Steve Martin called a "great talent, acting partner, genuine soul."
Robin Williams (1951-2014) Tribute
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Now in its 7th year, Anba Dlo VII L'EAU DE VIE ("The Water of Life") is unique as a one-of-a-kind, costumed, interactive community festival that celebrates the multicultural and artistic heritage of New Orleans. It is a wonderful kick-off event to the upcoming Halloween celebrations across New Orleans. Half of the proceeds will go to New Orleans Community Outreach, which gives low income residents free access to the Healing Center's resources.
14 bands, 4 areas of music, and a DJ dance area will be set up throughout 2 floors of The New Orleans Healing Center. This year's festival will boast performers such as our MCs. Chuck Perkins, and Oliver Thomas, with Little Freddie King, John Mooney, Rotary Downs, Sweet Crude, 101 Runners, plus many other favorite local performers as well as non-stop, interactive and entertainment offerings: Buskers and Burlesque Stage, featuring Busker Bands (Bands who play on the street), including Viva La Vox, The Salt Wives and Jamie Bernstein and Tableaux presentations by "Les Fleurs Sans Petales."
Lasiren's VIP Rooftop Lounge will feature complimentary cocktails and light fare by local celebrated chefs and the sultry sounds of Michaela Harrison, Margie Perez, and Alexandra Scott. Mermaids and mermen will offer psychic readings and massage on the fourth floor, with many more surprises to be announced.
For More information, check out our web site http://www.anbadlofestival.org/
Must be 18 to enter and at least 21 to drink with valid ID.
6 p.m. Halloween Costume Parade (open to the public), led by the Radical Faeries, with the Cherry Bombs, Star-Steppin Cosmonaughties, Roux La-La, Pussyfooters, Skinz n' Bonez and the Muff-a-lottas. (Parade starts at Mimi's in the Marigny)
7 p.m. The marching clubs arrive at the New Orleans Healing Center.
7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Live Music - 14 Bands & 2 DJs-other performers, including burlesque, acrobats, face and body paint, art exhibit, altars, food, multi-media interactive art installations, live and silent auction, psychic readers to see into the future, crafts, costume contest with prizes, Midnight Vodou Ceremony to invoke the mermaid spirit of the deep waters with the unveiling of a water sculpture designed by April Livingston, who is also doing our poster art.
Where: New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA, 70117
Why: By attending Anba Dlo, participants are helping to celebrate the culture and support economic revitalization of neglected downtown neighborhoods, bring attention and activity to the St. Claude corridor and the New Orleans Healing Center, and assist local residents with access to programs and services they need most, as well as raising awareness of water.
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