Monday, April 26, 2010

Music and Food: My Favourites!

The good...and the badHe may be 30 years overdue, but the man we all loved as Cat Stevens makes his New Zealand concert debut in Auckland on June 29th (then Christchurch July 2nd). With such '70s hits as Where Do the Children Play, Father and Son, Wild World, The First Cut Is the Deepest and Peace Train, his albums have proved enduring classics. After converting to Islam in 1978 and taking the name Yusuf Islam, he retired from pop music, but has returned to performing in the past 10 years after having the Islamic position on music clarified.
Meanwhile the TV chef we all love to hate, Gordon Ramsay is also coming in June (for a series of gala dinners in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, June 22-24th). The celebrity chef, famous for his reality shows Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, Hell's Kitchen and The F Word, will deliver keynote speeches, hold Question Time for assembled diners...and hopefully not swear too much.
Hmmm, wonder who'll generate more interest?
PS: 17 May 2010 - Gordon Ramsay has cancelled his Christchurch event.
PS: 21 October 2010 - After rescheduling, Ramsay has pulled out again! WTF?
PS: 05 Dec.2010 - Ramsay being sued by promoter for pulling out of his NZ events.

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