At a funeral service on Thursday morning (Friday, NZ time) at Manhattan’s Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, James Gandolfini was memorialised by friends and family as a man whose considerable talents were exceeded by his kindness and generosity
Charisma is measured in contradictions, and Tony Soprano possessed two sides of all of his qualities. He was terrifying and vulnerable, relatable and unfathomable, cuddly and cold
James Gandolfini’s 13-year-old son summoned help after his father collapsed in an Italian hotel room. The Sopranos actor died yesterday at the age of 51 of a suspected heart attack.
The don has died. But in a double blow, the death of actor James Gandolfini claims not one life but two: he takes with him the peerless, compelling mafia boss Tony Soprano.
Record company bosses and concert promoters may claim it sells, but Dame Kiri Te Kanawa deplores the sexualisation of female classical musicians.
The New Jersey mob saga The Sopranos was listed as the best-written US TV series above comedy show Seinfeld in a list compiled by the Writers Guild of America. The guild, which represents writers in the motion picture, broadcast, cable and new media industries, released its ranking of the 101 best-written TV shows based on a poll of its members, with comedies and dramatic series evenly represented in the top 10
OLD YELLOW MOON Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
Simone and Roberto have been friends forever, but now they belong to opposing factions in the Camorra Mob. “I’m telling you,” one warns the other, “if you don’t change sides, we might kill you
Even by the famously hot-blooded standards of opera, last week’s passionate dramma giocoso at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City was positively — well, operatic. In the fiery lead role was the mercurial lyric soprano Kathleen Battle, renowned for leaving a trail of ill will in her wake wherever she goes
Every year about this time, bluefish school off the New Jersey shore. For fishermen in the right spot, it’s often a stunning abundance of fortune.