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THE TRIBUNE, NOVEMBER 30, 2011
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The Comforter: Book Launch
Seraph Press invites you to the launch of
local writer Helen Lehndorf's book
The Comforter. In this much anticipated
debut poetry collection Helen explores the
joys, pains, beauty and ugliness of life.
Friday 2 December
Drinks 6.30pm, Reading 7pm
Sound & Vision Zone
Join us for the alternative craft fair for
out-there crafters. ALT.SHIFT.CRAFT
organises markets for these crafters to
show and sell their unique, original crafts
Friday 9 December 6 -9pm
Sound & Vision Zone
Music for December
Jeanne Purdy Sing School
Sunday 11 December, 1.30pm
Wednesday 14 December, 6pm
Saturday 17 December, 2pm
Sound & Vision Zone
Visit our Christmas Shop and bring the
spirit of Christmas into your home.
We have a unique selection of gifts
available for you to purchase for a
limited time only.
Open December 10 -- 23,
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IN THE RIGHT
THE GLOBE THEATRE
$15 $20 $50+BF
Show inspired by Victor Borge
Hitting right note: Musician/composer Kane Parsons.
Kane Parsons is taking a
break from leading UCOL's
course to tread the boards again,
with his solo show All the Right
Notes -- Just not Necessarily in the
Inspired by the late, great Danish
pianist-comedian Victor Borge,
Parsons has put together a family
show in the style of the "Clown
Prince of Denmark".
"Being introduced to Victor
Borge instantly appealed to me, in
the way he took the mickey out of
classical music, compared to the
usual seriousness associated with
it," says Parsons.
"I loved how his show appealed
to all ages through his comedy in
music; and having performed the
show already, it's amazing having
three-year-olds to 90-year-olds
laughing at the same comic
"Borge's comedy resonates
with all who see it," he continues,
"and I wanted to bring him to the
next generation of audiences
who don't know who he was,
whilst also taking the generation
that does remember him for a
trip down memory lane."
Parsons explains Borge was a
child prodigy on the piano and
made his orchestral debut at age 10
with the Danish Symphony. "He
saw the transition from serious
musician to comedian as a natural
progression. He'd make a wisecrack
to help his nerves; the audience
would laugh, encouraging him. His
style evolved from there. Borge
never worked from a script, but
interacted with the audience and
did what felt right to him."
Borge was a Scandinavian film
star in the early 1920s, but during
the late-1930s Nazi invasion of
Denmark: "never one to hold his
tongue, he couldn't resist taking
jabs at the stormtroopers, and
ended up fleeing on the last
passenger ship out of Europe
before the outbreak of World War
II".Parsons recently performed his
routine on the Regent on Broadway
stage, playing its Steinway grand
piano for the theatre trust board, to
Parsons says he felt humbled by
the fact that Victor Borge played on
the same stage in Palmerston North
many years ago. "To have shared
the same stage as the great man is
a pretty special feeling indeed."
Borge was 91 when he died, in
Kane Parsons' musical journey in
the style of Victor Borge opens at
the Globe Theatre on Thursday,
December 15, at 7.30pm, with
7.30pm performances on Friday,
December 16, and Saturday,
December 17, and a 2pm matinee
on the Saturday.
Tickets are $10 for children and
students, seniors $15, adults $20
and family tickets $50; plus booking
fee.Book through TicketDirect,
08004TICKET, or at the Regent on
Broadway and Palmerston North
Parade caps fun day
Fun in the sun: Santa and helper in last year's Christmas parade.
Christmas parade this year
will do away with all
motorised floats, opting for
"people power" on the big day,
There will still be at least 30
floats, but they will focus on
creativity over engine power, with
the schools and community groups
taking part using "push or pull"
methods. Prizes will be given for the
most innovative entries.
"None of them will be mounted
on cars or trucks, but there will be
every other way of moving, except
horses," says Carol Kelly of the
Kairanga Lions club, which has
organised the parade. However,
some electric carts may be
permitted if there are issues of
safety or mobility, she says.
The parade route will also be
different this time. Instead of
winding around outlying streets, it
will start out around 4pm from the
city council carpark, do a lap around
The Square and return to the
starting point. About 60 Lions
volunteers and marshals will be on
hand, and inner-city streets around
The Square will be closed off for the
event. Santa Claus, the star of the
parade, will leave from Te Manawa
to join the celebrations.
The parade will crown
Destination Manawatu's Christmas
in The Square 2011: an
extravaganza of seasonal family fun,
starting at 9am. "This year,
everything will be happening on the
same day," explains Destination
Manawatu's Graeme Beale.
The Country Road Market will
feature fresh local produce
produced within 100km of
Palmerston North, and the Red
Cross Christmas fair will have plenty
of handmade gifts and novelties.
There will be entertainment, food
stalls and market booths, giveaways
and surprises throughout the day.
Towards evening, there will be
the lighting of The Square's giant
Christmas tree, a public concert and
carol singing. (For more information
about the concert or carols, contact
Chris from Palmerston North
Christian Leaders at
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