How the Violent Femmes bassist found himself playing Paganini

“If they want me to play, why would I say no to that? Being surrounded by some of the best musicians in the whole country.” About eight years ago, Violent Femmes bassist Brian Ritchie got an unexpected call – from Richard Tognetti, artistic director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra. The Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Brian Ritchie and principal violin Satu Vanska.Credit:Louie Douvis Tognetti was taking the ACO’S experimental electro-acoustic band ACO Underground to a festival in Slovenia and wanted Ritchie to […]

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Liam Gallagher’s youngest son Gene is loved up with his stunning brunette ‘wife’ – The Sun

LIAM Gallagher's wild-child son Gene is the latest of the family to find love – after hooking up with a brunette named Amelia. My sources say the couple, who met through mutual friends, have been dating since last year. And they decided to go public with their romance on Valentine’s Day, with a loved-up Gene referring to his new girlfriend as “my wife”. A source told me: “Gene couldn’t be any more head over heels for Amelia. "Their romance has […]

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School run sends TV hardnut Ant Middleton’s blood pressure soaring

TV hardnut Ant Middleton ­admits he finds the school run as stressful as hell. The former Special Forces sniper did three tours of duty in Afghanistan – but it is the morning routine that sends his blood pressure soaring. Ant, 39, hauls his five children out of bed early and treats it like a military operation just to beat the strain. The chief instructor on Channel 4’s tough reality show SAS: Who Dares Wins, said: “For everyone who has kids, […]

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Weekly horoscope for March 1 – 7 – your week ahead according to Kerry King and her tarot cards

EVERY Sunday, our resident Tarotscope reader Kerry King will be revealing what surprises, challenges and excitement awaits you in the week ahead. Kerry has been practising tarot readings for the last 20 years, starting from reading for friends to amassing an international client list. Using her strong intuition and deep knowledge and understanding of the horoscope, she is able to provide accurate and encouraging predictions for the coming days. Here's her predictions for YOUR star sign… ARIES (Seven of Wands, […]

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How it really feels to be the biggest girl at the gym – The Sun

WRITER Polly Jean Harrison, 24, reveals the nail-biting fear of stepping into the gym for the first time as a plus-size woman – and how she overcame her phobia. "Standing on the running machine and looking around at all the toned women, my heart was pounding – but not from my workout. At a size 28, I was the biggest woman on the gym floor and I felt like everyone was judging me. I’ve always been large, because I ate […]

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Reggie Jackson remains benchmark for all NY free agents

TAMPA — The reactions are always the same, and they are always amusing. When Reggie Jackson mixes with the fans, the first thing they say is this: “I always thought he was bigger than that.” Well, he was. Larger than life is larger than life. It’s hard fix a size for that. In his prime he was 6-feet tall, he weighed 195 pounds, and if he made contact with one of your fastballs the way he was capable of, that […]

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From Greta Thunberg to Jane Fonda, these are the women fighting to save our planet – The Sun

AROUND the world, 80 per cent of people displaced by climate change are female. From Greta Thunberg to Jane Fonda, women of all ages are joining forces to fight climate change. Here we take a look at those trying to save our planet. Greta Thunberg, 17 Youth activist Her name is synonymous with the climate change movement, and rightly so after the Swedish teen sparked an international youth movement, clapped back at Trump and has been nominated for two Nobel […]

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Daily horoscope for Sunday March 1 — here’s what the stars have in store for you today – The Sun

♈ ARIES March 21 to April 20 DON'T promise or spend too much, as simple friendships matter most and will lead you to the right people and places. Clear space around you, both emotionally and practically. Passion is neutral on the surface but underneath it sizzles. An audience for your words is coming closer as each day passes. ♉ TAURUS April 21 to May 21 Prepare for a hot romance as Venus moves into your sign and gifts you with […]

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Libra March 2020 horoscope: Check astrology reading for your star sign now

The Libra horoscope for March predicts “love” knocking on your doorstep and “embarrassing secrets” revealed this month, according to Russell Grant. What else is in store for you in March? READ MORE Horoscope: Love, money & health horoscopes for the week ahead Libra (September 24 – October 22) Characteristics: Libra is an air sign represented by the scales (interestingly, the only inanimate object of the zodiac), an association that reflects Libra’s fixation on balance and harmony. Libra is obsessed with […]

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Pisces March 2020 horoscope: Check astrology reading for your star sign now

The Pisces horoscope for March predicts time to self reflect and focus on personal goals, according to Russell Grant. What else is in store for you in March? READ MORE Leap Year 2020 horoscope: The spiritual significance of February 29 Pisces (February 19 – March 20) Characteristics: Pisces, a water sign, is the last constellation of the zodiac. It’s symbolised by two fish swimming in opposite directions, representing the constant division of Pisces’ attention between fantasy and reality. As the […]

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