Two days ago, John Legend was at the Comerica Theatre in downtown Phoenix. It was great to see him perform. John is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania, and he performed twenty songs. Most of his songs were from his past albums, except one Michael Jackson track.
John was on stage for 105 minutes, and seeing him from the thirteenth row was incredible. John has four major albums, over the past eleven years. He has appeared on the original soundtrack for movies, like "Django Unchained" and "Think Like A Man." He is married to Chrissy Teigen, a beautiful model.
Overall, John was very entertaining due to his great voice and humor. Mr. Legend has collaborated with Kanye West, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Ludacris, Lauryn Hill; and other artists. The crowd was singing with John, on many tracks. The crowd was replete with beautiful women and people of all color. :)
A few days ago, Robin Williams passed away. The talented comedian/actor committed suicide. He was a an Academy Award winner for "Good Will Hunting" in 1998. He was in many tv shows like "Mork and Mindy", and an endless amount of movies. One of his final movies was "Lee Daniels The Butler", in which Robin played President Dwight Eisenhower. His latest tv show, "The Crazy Ones", was canceled after one season.
Overall, the world is remembering him in many ways. Robin battled depression, alcoholism, and Parkinson's disease. He was married three times, and he died in Tiburon, CA. One of my favorite movies of Robin was "Dead Poet's Society." He was funny in "Mrs. Doubtfire" as well. At this time, may Robin rest in peace. His picture is one of him talking with his hands, which he did so well.
Well, RSG saw all seven of the Harry Potter movies. His nephew, Ravi, has all seven of the Harry Potter books. Tonight, Rahulio finished reading "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone", written by J.K. Rowling. J.K. Rowling is known as Joanne Kathleen Rowling, and this book was her first novel on Harry Potter. She wrote six more books about the magical boy wizard.
In addition, all seven of her books were turned into eight colorful movies. Each movie was a hit for Warner Bros. Studios. The movie's main stars were Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter).
Yesterday, Daniel Radcliffe turned 25. The first Harry Potter movie came out in 2001, when Daniel was 12 years old. The movie, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" took the movie making world by storm. Seven more movies were made over the next ten years, with the final movie being released in 2011.
Finally, there are more Harry Potter novels for me to read. If all seven are read by myself one day, it would be a fun
goal accomplished. Reading is fun, and it opens my mind to many visuals of interesting people. Read because you want to enjoy a story, not because it's a mandatory action to be completed.
The most prestigious tennis tournament is over. Today, Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in the men's final at
Wimbledon. The match lasted close to 4 hours, and it was a tight five setter. Roger Federer was outlasted by Novak Djokovic.
Novak was serving for the match in the fourth set, but Roger won the final five games of that set.
Finally, Roger lost the last game of the match on serve. Novak won his second title, and Roger showed class in the loss.
Both players have a good friendship, which is uncanny on the ATP tour. Roger played a great grass court season, by winning in
Halle, Germany. He played really well at Wimbledon, by making the finals. "RF" will be back next year to fight for that eighth title in England.
As for the women's side, Petra Kvitova won her second wimbledon title. She beat Eugenie Bouchard in the finals, and this
fortnight was replete with upsets for the women. Eugenie Bouchard pulled off two major upsets, by beating Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep. Eugenie had made the semifinals, at the French Open and Australian Open in 2014. She is referred to as " 'Genie ", as a nickname.
Lastly, The Royal Box had Prince William and his wife Kate, David Beckham and actors Bradley Cooper, Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Hemsworth. Also, Orlando Bloom and other stars were in attendance. Wimbledon brings out the celebrities. :)
Chicago is the nation's third most populous city. It has the John Hancock center, and Willis Tower. The latter of the skyscrapers is the second tallest building in the US. In the upcoming years, the city will be the home of the new "Star Wars" museum also.
The creator of the sci-fi movies, George Lucas, made the announcement today. It is a major victory for Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel. Even though LucasFilm and Skywalker Sound are based in Marin County, CA; the revered director chose the state of Illinois. For RSG, this museum will be a "must see" for my next visit.
For the opening ceremony, the storm troopers might march throughout the city. Or, the original "Star Wars" cast should do the honors of opening the museum. As for the next "Star Wars" movie, Episode VII will be in theaters in December 2015. Let's hope the museum is done before the release date.
Maria Sharapova won her second French Open title yesterday. She won her fifth title at a major tennis tournament.
It was the hardest grand slam final victory for Maria. She beat Simona Halep in three sets.
Maria will move back into the top five in the rankings.
On the men's side, Rafael Nadal won his ninth French Open title. He beat Novak Djokovic in four sets.
Going back to Sharapova, she is second now in the all-time women's prize money list. Hope Maria can win Australian, Wimbledon,
or US Open again.
Her next test will be at Wimbledon in two weeks. This grand slam tournament is the most prestigious.
Au Revoir from Paris, the city of love. Enjoy the picture of Miss Sharapova, the russian beauty.
As some people know, RSG enjoys wine. The wine which he drinks is white wine only, as red wine has too many tannins. While on vacation, most of my cousins drank tons of sangria, moscato, cabernet sauvignon, and merlot. Everyone got crunk off of pinot noir, and his cousins asked me "why is it that you don't drink red wine?"
It is 10:30 pm, and everyone is wondering "what's next to drink on the agenda?" Yours truly spent the night observing everyone drinking, like there was no tomorrow. For rsg to drink wine, it has to be one of the following wines:
1. Pinot Grigio
2. Pinot Gris
3. Sauvignon Blanc
4. White Zinfandel
Moscato is a good wine, but it is better to drink it during dessert. Since this wine is too sweet, it is not consumed by yours truly. Finally, if you can pair a good wine with some great food, you are the "sommelier."
In closing, enjoy a good glass of vino. Wine can make one dine, and look really fine. That one is for the lovely ladies to follow! :) :)