Justin Bieber is reportedly banned from Passage, one of Vienna’s biggest nightclubs, amid allegations of violent behavior from members of his entourage.
Justin Bieber’s bodyguards smashed the cameras of fans who were enjoying themselves in Passage nightclub over the weekend, and even destroyed mobile phones in the midst of the furor surrounding the singer after her performed his Believe world tour in Vienna, the Austrian Times.
Justin Bieber is reportedly banned from Passage, one of Vienna’s biggest nightclubs, amid allegations of violent behavior from members of his entourage
Passage nightclub manager Joachim Bankel told the Austrian Times: “Justin Bieber is no longer welcome here.”
This is not the first time Justin Bieber, 19, has been banned from an exclusive nightclub.
The teen idol claimed he had the “worst birthday ever” after he was turned away from London’s Cirque Du Soir when he arrived at the venue with underage friends in tow.
In February, Justin Bieber was snubbed by Manchester nightclub Sankeys as they didn’t want him to tarnish their edgy image.
Sankeys posted on Twitter at the time: “Yes the rumors are true, we turned Justin Bieber away. He shuffles on stage and we can’t be having that in Sankeys now can we!”
Justin Bieber is also facing criminal charges after for allegedly spitting on and threatening his neighbor after a fellow resident at his posh Calabasas gated community confronted him for driving recklessly on their private roads.
George Michael is being treated in the Austrian capital Vienna and cared for by medics in a private house after he was hospitalized for one day, being diagnosed with pneumonia.
According to friends, George Michael, 48, is responding “well” to treatment.
As a result, George Michael was yesterday forced to cancel a number of dates on his Symphonica tour, including last night’s show in Strasbourg, France and two planned concerts in Cardiff this weekend.
A statement yesterday afternoon said: “Singer George Michael has been forced, to postpone the Cardiff dates (26th and Sunday 27th of November) of his Symphonica tour due to illness.
“The singer recently postponed tour dates in Vienna and Strasbourg under doctor’ s orders after being diagnosed with pneumonia and he is currently receiving treatment.”
Plans to reschedule the dates would be provided when available.
George Michael is being treated in the Austrian capital Vienna and cared for by medics in a private house after he was hospitalized for one day, being diagnosed with pneumonia
Another statement on George Michael’s website said the singer was cancelling the Cardiff concerts with “great regret” due to his “ongoing illness”.
George Michael’s aides dismissed claims in the Austrian media that the singer was also suffering from heart problems.
“He got ill, it’s very cold in that part of Europe, and then he got pneumonia. He’s responding well to treatment, very good. But he has to rest. He’s got to let this illness run its course.”
Friends were unsure how long George Michael would have to stay in Austria.
George Michael has also been conspicuously absent from his Twitter. The star – who has become voracious in Tweeting in recent months – has not Tweeted since November 17.
Concert promoter Manfred Leodolter said yesterday: “George Michael is still in Vienna.
“He has cancelled his next few shows including tonight’s [wed] show in Strasboug, France. Doctors have warned him for the moment against flying and he is getting rest in Vienna.”
George Michael was forced to postpone his gig in Vienna on Monday, just two hours before the show. Promoters, initially, said it was due to a throat infection.
The latest cancellations come after George Michael had to call off one of his concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in central London suffering from a viral infection. That concert was yesterday rescheduled for next May.
George Michael has been forced to postpone concert dates after being hospitalized in Vienna, Austria, and diagnosed with pneumonia.
George Michael, 48, was due to perform on Monday in Vienna.
As a result of his continuing medical treatment, George Michael’ scheduled gig in Strasbourg, France, tonight and concerts in Cardiff this week have all been postponed.
The singer’s spokesperson said George Michael had been ordered to pull the gigs by his doctors and is currently receiving treatment in hospital.
The spokeperson said: “Plans to reschedule these postponed tour dates will be provided when available.”
George Michael’s concert promoter Manfred Leodolter told Austrian press today: “George Michael is still in Vienna. Doctors have warned him for the moment against flying and he is getting rest in Vienna.”
As a result of his continuing medical treatment, George Michael' scheduled gig in Strasbourg, France, tonight and concerts in Cardiff this week have all been postponed
George Michael’s current hospitalization is the second time he has been ill on his worldwide Symphonica Tour, which started in Prague, Czech Republic in August.
In October, George Michael cancelled one of his three sell-out gigs at London’s Royal Albert Hall due to illness.
At the time, singer’ spokesperson said he was suffering from a viral infection and had a high temperature.
That gig has now been rescheduled for May 2012.
George Micahel’s tour sees him performing with a 41-piece orchestra and in front of a giant red LED wall.
Austrian airline Comtel Air is set to investigate reports that it asked passengers to pay £20,000 towards the cost of fuel to complete their journey to the UK.
According to passengers,they were asked for the money when a flight with Austrian airline Comtel Air from Amritsar in India stopped in Vienna to refuel.
Other airline passengers have been stuck in India after flights were cancelled.
Austrian airline Comtel Air is set to investigate reports that it asked passengers to pay £20,000 towards the cost of fuel to complete their journey to the UK
Comtel Air said it would investigate the claims and hoped to swiftly return people to the UK from India.
Bhunpinder Kandra, director of passenger services for Comtel Air, said:
“I have heard what happened, it shouldn’t have happened, and I will investigate why it happened.
“The people who had to pay the money will receive a refund.”
Reena Rindi, who was on the plane with her two-year-old daughter, told Channel 4 News:
“We wanted to go home. We’d been stranded for about three to four days. Who was going to take us home?”
She also said passengers agreed to pay in order to fly to Birmingham.
“If we didn’t have the money they were making us go one by one outside in Vienna to get the cash out,” Reena Rindi added.
Another woman who flew from Amritsar to Birmingham via Vienna told the BBC: “We had to pay 150 euros last night in Vienna to get back to Birmingham and then they wouldn’t fly us back to Birmingham so we had to pay ourselves to come back.”
Comtel Air introduced cheap flights from Birmingham to Amritsar in the Punjab, via Vienna, last month.
Birmingham Airport, which said Comtel Air had been operating successfully to Amritsar, expressed concern and added that it had started an investigation.
Bhunpinder Kandra said he hoped the situation would be resolved “within the week” and that a flight would be leaving Amritsar for the UK on Friday.
Some airline customers who booked through Takhar Travel, in Smethwick in the West Midlands, told BBC News that they were concerned as they did not know if their flights would go ahead.
About 30 of the passengers who experienced problems in Vienna along with relatives of people stranded in India, went to the travel agent on Wednesday but said they were told the manager was not available. Police were called after staff became overwhelmed by concerned customers.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are aware that a number of British nationals have been affected by difficulties with Comtel airlines flights from Amritsar to Birmingham via Vienna.
“We have been, and remain, in touch with the relevant authorities including the airline for clarification on how British nationals due to fly in the coming days will be affected.
“Our current advice to anyone affected is to contact their tour operator, travel agent or the airline for further information and about possible alternative arrangements. We would also advise that they monitor our travel advice for India for any updates.
“We took a number of calls from distressed British nationals in relation to this issue and we have provided consular assistance to those who have sought it.”
Celebrating George Enescu’s 130th birthday anniversary, an important classical music festival in Europe, George Enescu Festival 2011, will take place in Bucharest, Romania, from September 1, until September 25.
Its 20th edition will also include performances held in Cluj-Napoca (central-western Romania), Sibiu (central Romania) and Timisoara (western Romania).
A large number of world’s leading orchestras and conductors will be present at this biennial event along with great names in Romanian music and nation’s emerging composers. The legacy of the great Romanian composer, George Enescu, is the core of the festival since it was founded in 1958.
Along with Enescu’s compositions, works by Shostakovich, Constantin Silvestri, Dinu Lipatti, Glazunov, Mahler, Bruckner, Liszt, Mozart, Dvořák, Prokofiev, Walton, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Mahler, Wagner, Vivaldi, Chopin, Bach, Schumann, Brahms, Prokofiev will be interpreted.
Prestigious world’s orchestras, conductors and soloists will perform at George Enescu Festival 2011.
Romanian Athenaeum is the main venue of George Enescu Festival 2011
The Residentie Orkest and Christian Badea, the London Symphony Orchestra with Nicola Benedetti, the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev with the Academic Choir of the Romanian National Radio Society, the Staatskapelle Berlin and Daniel Barenboim, Franz Welser-Möst and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra with Midori, Vadim Repin and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with Zubin Mehta and Yefim Bronfman, the Orchestra Sinfonica dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Antonio Pappano, the Orchestra National de France and Danielle Gatti with Hélène Grimaud, Denis Matsuev and Han-Na Chiang will perform during “Great Orchestras of the World” series.
“We have a very strong programme, which includes many fascinating contemporary works this year. This is a significant feature of what we are doing to develop our audience for new and existing compositions. The exciting thing is that foreign as well as Romanian artists are bringing their perspectives and ideas to new Romanian music. The Festival will also explore symphonic music from countries not usually associated with it, such as Tunisia, India, Japan and Palestine, in our new ‘World Music’ series.” said Mihai Constantinescu, the Festival’s Manager.
George Enescu Festival 2011 will also have another new series “Music of the 21st Century”.
Fourteen concerts from scores for chamber choir and string quartet to compositions for live instruments and electronic sounds will be played. A recital of new pieces from Iancu Dumitrescu’s Hyperion Ensemble (complete with music by Ana-Maria Avram and Dumitrescu himself) and performances of Guillaume Connesson’s Concerto for cello and orchestra and Cornel Ţăranu’s Remembranza (In memoriam George Enescu).
“In addition to its 21st-century strand, the Festival intends to unite young Romanian composers with their international colleagues for a day of workshops.“ said Constantinescu.
The Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Venice Baroque Orchestra, Il Complesso Barocco and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Boris Berezovsky, Ian Bostridge, the Fine Arts Quartet, Angelika Kirchschlager, Gidon Kremer, Murray Perahia, Yundi and Christian Zacharias will be also present.
The concert performed by Residentie Orkest of Hague in the opening of George Enescu Festival 2011 will be broadcasted on the Internet on September 1.
The George Enescu International Competition for piano and violin and the Award Gala will also be available for live watching on www.tvr.ro/festivalenescu/
The Independent mentioned the George Enescu Festival 2011, along with Verbier Festival, Bayreuth Festival, Festival D’Aix-en-Provence and Festival de Saint-Denis as important cultural events made more popular through the live streaming technology.
George Enescu appeared as conductor with Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and others American orchestras, he also conducted Orchestre Symphonique de Paris. Yehudi Menuhin was among his pupils.
He was a composer, violinist, pianist, conductor and teacher. He was born in 19 August 1881 in Liveni, Romania and died on May 4, 1955 in Paris, France, where he is known as Georges Enesco.
Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Major, Concert Overture on a theme in Romanian folk character in A Major, Oedipe opera are some of his compositions that will be rendered at George Enescu Festival 2011.