Kao Fei, between limitless imagination and horsepower

“All fiction would need planning, research, lobbying, action and struggle to be turned into reality. Or we can say, how can we put magic in it –  turning the world into a land of fantasy.” Which one of the BMW Art Cars until now attracts you the most? Each art car is revolutionary. It is…

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Simon Baker, a gentleman’s ART DE VIVRE

“In real life, being a gentleman is not about playing a role, it’s about being natural and comfortable in your own skin… and not taking yourself too seriously.” Simon Baker has been personifying the gentleman attitude for Givenchy for four seasons now. From his first roles in various Australian series, to major Hollywood blockbusters, to…

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Kenzo Takada about the intriguing scents of Japan

“The first fragrance I worked on was King Kong, in the 70’s, it was a real crazy idea. The bottle was inspired by Sake bottles shapes, and the scent was strong and spicy.” The world of olfactory scents is so intriguing and unlimited. How and when did you discover that you have this sense of…

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Rodrigo Santoro, the new Jesus in “Ben-Hur”

“I have always wanted to play Jesus. I have actually been invited to do it before, but I don’t think I ever considered it seriously until now. Maybe it’s because I was scared…” The Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro, the new Jesus in the movie “Ben-Hur” to his role to such a high level that even…

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Obie, the doctor in love with music

“All of my inspiration comes from God. Whatever wave I catch or rhythm I feel came into being as a result of my ability to be alive. God did that!” Who would have thought the doctors sing? And damn, they sing so well! Here is the case…dr. Chigbundu Obinna, born and raised in Nigeria, educated…

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Gregorian Chant, an amazing exchange of energy!

“We have no idea of what we will do from now on, but what we know is that the band stops performing. What can be said is that most probably we will release a DVD from this live show in the next few months.” Bucharest was proud to perform the last concert of the tour…

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Gheorghe Zamfir, the gentleman of pan flute

“For me, the pan flute is like artist’s Brancusi stone and chisels gab, like Enescu’s violin and bow or the quill he used to write his scores, like the ones of Eliade and Cioran, as well, is the essence of my life, my country and my people. Without it, I wouldn’t have existed as an…

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Adrian Despot – big problems, simple answers

“Instead of pretending to be someone I’m not, I chose to play my own character, as boring or annoying as I might have been at times.” A public figure, whose debut in the showbiz industry and the number of successful projects he has been involved in, very few of us remember, the lead singer for…

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Ana Moura’s music from Heaven

“I think fado chose me because I know fado since I was very young, through my parents, they used to sing fado, but in a very amateur way, at home, in the weekend, with their friends. This was my first contact with fado.” If there’s a musical genre that can really make you feel like…

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Natalio Simionato, the best chef à domicile

„About us, the Argentineans, people say that we are some kind of Italians who speak Spanish and feel French.“ And this is an intriguing mélange of exotics and elegance that Natalio Simionato is showing  not only in his nature but also in the dishes he prepares. Having the cuisine as passion, religion, travel companion and,…

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Flamenco with a touch of jazz

“I play the music of the instruments, I’m a burned paradise where you can always see new green grass rising. I inhale inspiration through my thoughts and breathe out words.” The today Queen of Flamenco, daughter of an African political refugees couple from Equatorial Guinea, was born and raised in a gypsy neighborhood in Mallorca.…

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Carla’s Dreams, hidden in plain sight

“We are not sure that there is a COMPLETE feeling of being alive, there are sparkles of it certainly and music is giving us those sparkles, too, among other non-professional activities.” Following a most enthusiastic start in Romania, on all types of media and for millions of listeners, inevitably, we have brought Carla’s Dreams on…

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