For 65 years, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the famous Rockettes, has been an annual tradition. Over one million patrons attend this show every year, making it the world's biggest live event.
The Rockettes launched in 1925 as the Missouri Rockets, a Follies-style dance troupe out of St. Louis. Creator Russell Markert got the idea after he was impressed by the UK precision dance troupe in 1922’s Ziegfeld Follies. “If I ever got a chance to get a group of American girls who would be taller and have longer legs and could do really complicated tap routines and eye-high kicks,” he once said, “they’d really knock your socks off.”
Located in historic Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall is one of the largest indoor theaters in the world. Since it opened in 1932, the Music Hall has welcomed more than 300 million people to enjoy the many events and shows available – that’s more than the population of the entire country. For nearly five decades, the Music Hall entertained the public with a movie-stage format. When the movie business became unprofitable, plans were made to tear the building down. After a great public outcry and signed petitions from all around the country, the building was renovated and re-opened in 1979. Today, it houses stage shows, concerts from top performers, special television events, etc.
Vogue, or voguing, is a highly stylized, modern house dance originating in the late eighties that evolved out of the Harlem ballroom scene of the sixties.
It gained mainstream exposure when it was featured in Madonna's song and video "Vogue" (1990), and when showcased in the 1990 documentary Paris is Burning (which went on to win the Grand Jury Prize at the 1991 Sundance Film Festival). In its modern form, this dance has become a global phenomenon that continues to evolve both stylistically and demographically.
From the days of Sumerian Clay tablets until now, humans have "published" at least 310 million books, 1.4 billions articles and essays, 180 million songs, 3.5 trillion images, 330,000 movies, 1 billion hours of videos, TV shows, and short films, and 60 t
In the Ancient Near East, clay tablets (Akkadian ṭuppu(m) 𒁾) were used as a writing medium, especially for writing in cuneiform, throughout the Bronze Age and well into the Iron Age.
The Great Library at Alexandria, constructed 300 BC, was designed to hold all the scrolls circulating in the known world.
At one time or another, the library held about half a million scrolls, estimated to have been between 30 percent and 708 percent of all books in existence back then.
Rita Sahatçiu Ora (born Rita Sahatçiu; 26 November 1990) is a British singer and actress. She rose to prominence in February 2012 when she featured on DJ Fresh's single "Hot Right Now", which reached number one in the UK. Her debut studio album, Ora, released in August 2012, debuted at number one in the United Kingdom. The album contained the UK number-one singles "R.I.P." and "How We Do (Party)". Ora was the artist with the most number-one singles on the UK Singles Chart in 2012, with three consecutive singles reaching the top position
Frank Sinatra's uncle, Babe Garavante, was convicted of murder in 1921 after driving the getaway car from an armed robbery. Over the years, FRANK was consistently tied to the Gambino, Genovese, and Colombo CRIME families.
The Five Families are the five major New York City organized crime families of the Italian American Mafia.
The term was first used in 1931, when Salvatore Maranzano formally organized the previously warring gangs into what are now known as the Bonanno, Colombo, Gambino, Genovese, and Lucchese crime families, each with demarcated territory, organizationally structured in a now-familiar hierarchy, and having them reporting up to the same overarching governing entity. Initially Maranzano intended each family's boss to report to him as the capo di tutti capi (boss of all bosses), but this led to his assassination and by September the role was replaced by The Commission, which continues to govern American Mafia activities
Bugsy Siegel, a Mobster millionaire, opened THE PINK FLAMINGO HOTEL AND CASINO on December 26, 1946 in Las Vegas.
Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (February 28, 1906 – June 20, 1947) was a Jewish American mobster. Siegel was known as one of the most "infamous and feared gangsters of his day". Described as handsome and charismatic, he became one of the first front-page celebrity gangsters. He was also a driving force behind the development of the Las Vegas Strip. Siegel was not only influential within the Jewish mob but, like his friend and fellow gangster Meyer Lansky, he also held significant influence within the American Mafia and the largely Italian-Jewish National Crime Syndicate.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings originally said he got the idea for Netflix after having to pay $40 in late fees for returning a movie late. The story has been discredited by the company's co-founder, Marc Randolph. Instead, he claims the two wanted to create "the Amazon.com of something," and settled on DVDs.
The Crown is a historical drama web television series, created and principally written by Peter Morgan and produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television for Netflix. The show is a biographical story about the reign of Queen Elizabeth IIof the United Kingdom. The first season covers the period from her marriage to Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 1947 to the disintegration of her sister Princess Margaret's engagement to Peter Townsend in 1955. The second season covers the period from the Suez Crisis in 1956 through the retirement of the Queen's third Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, in 1963 to the birth of Prince Edward in 1964. The third season will continue from 1964, covering Harold Wilson's two terms as the Prime Minister until 1976, while the fourth will see Margaret Thatcher's premiership and a focus on Diana, Princess of Wales.