Imagine and play
Paris, Oct. 24 (AP): A solitary white piano at a John Lennon retrospective invites visitors to play the song Imagine.
Curator Emma Lavigne said it was a deliberate effort to make people revisit the song that otherwise “you might hear in a supermarket, doing your shopping”.
“The message is still there. This song is still relevant,” she said. “I wanted the exhibition to be as alive as possible, so we don’t say to ourselves: ‘He (Lennon) is in a museum.’ Because I think he would have hated that.”
Paris (AFP): For chocolate lovers, it just doesn’t get any better than this. “I am in rapture,” enthused Maria Costa, 29, of the US, as she sampled her way through dozens of exhibitor stands at the Salon du Chocolat trade show that opened at the weekend in Paris. The gala opening of the 11th annual choco-fest, attended by no less than two French ministers and a bevy models draped in chocolate couture, edible art works, and 1001 cocoa-derived comestibles.
New York (AP): Madonna is worried that her secret wasn’t juicy enough. When her new documentary: I’m Going to Tell You A Secret, premiered in New York, she said she was nervous the audience wouldn’t like it. “It was like: ‘Oh my God, oh my God, I hope I did the right thing. Oh, that scene is too long. Oh, that’s too short. Are they going to get this part' Are they going to like this' Oh, they’re going to think it’s boring!’ Just worrying the whole way, biting my fingernails off,'' she told ABC News Radio.