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JOSEPH EDGAR TRIO en plein air à Mont-Laurier ! Moins de deux ans après la sortie de son dernier album Ricochets, Joseph Edgar présente en 2018 le meilleur de son répertoire rock folk original dans un tout nouveau spectacle en formule trio. L’auteur-compositeur-interprète acadien y revisite des morceaux choisis à travers ses 6 albums solo, y ajoutant au passage ses nouvelles compositions, incluant les nouveaux extraits « Boule miroir » et « Faire l'étoile » parus au printemps. Proposant un son qui lui est propre, mais toujours en évolution, il nous transporte avec plaisir dans son univers musical riche et varié, avec des textes originaux dans lesquels se côtoient tout un éventail de personnages issus de son quotidien et de ses souvenirs comme de son imaginaire débridé. Site web : http://www.josephedgar.ca/ Bandcamp : https://josephedgar.bandcamp.com/ *ENTRÉE LIBRE*
Join us on Friday, 22nd June, for the Launch of a book by Karen Rothmyer titled ‘Joseph Murumbi – A Legacy of Integrity’, at The Alchemist, upper deck. The Murumbi interviews represent one of the few acutely observed, personal accounts of Kenya’s independence-era politics. As such, they are of value not only to historical researchers of the future but also to individual Kenyans, especially younger Kenyans, who want to know more about how their country came to be. After the publication of A Path Not Taken shortly Karen Rothmyer and Wendy Karmali both of whom had lived in Kenya through portions of the Murumbi years—agreed that the interviews were fascinating. But in order to appeal to a wide audience, they needed to be significantly edited and provided with context. This book is a product of this effort. Entrance is free! -------------------------------------------------------------------- Come early and enjoy some delicious food and happy hour! Buy 1 Get 1 Free Mojito/Whisky Sour/Wine from 4:00PM - 7:00PM Be sure to walk around the place to find some gourmet burgers at Mama Rocks Gourmet Burgers, fresh oven-baked pizza at Upendo Pizza, street food by Street Bistro Kenya or delicious coffee by Brioche. While you're at it, check out the back area you just might catch a musical jam session at ADA Creative Studios.
Sit back and enjoy a poetry reading and discussion with Joseph Hutchison, Poet Laureate of Colorado (2014-2019) and award-winning author of 17 poetry collections. His published works include Eyes of the Cuervo/Ojos del Crow (an illustrated, bilingual collection with translations by Patricia Herminia); The World As Is: New & Selected Poems, 1972-2015; The Satire Lounge; and Marked Men. Light refreshments will be served. Appropriate for adults. No online registration necessary.
Please join us Thursday, June 21, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., for a Book Launch Party celebrating the release of the latest mystery by local author Joseph L.S. Terrell in the banquet room of Duck Woods Country Club. The newest mystery, A FLOWER SO FALLEN, once again features Mary Ann Little, a single mom and reporter for a weekly paper near the Outer Banks. As a reporter, Mary Ann investigates the brutal slaying of a friend of hers--who had become innocently addicted to powerful opioids. At 5:30 Joseph will read a few brief selections from his work and give a short talk on writing in general and mystery writing in particular. He will be available to sign books at the event, thanks to Duck's Cottage Coffee & Books. The general public and club members are all invited to this free event. However, space is limited so please RSVP at (252) 261-2744. There will be light refreshments, tea and water, and a cash bar.
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Joseph Lau was born on 21 July 1951 in Hong Kong. He has a younger brother Thomas and two younger sisters.
Lau married Bo Wing-kam (1954–2003) in 1977 and they were divorced in 1992. They had two children: a son, Lau Ming-wai (born 1980) and daughter Jade Lau Sau-yung (born 1983). In 2008, Lau Ming-wai's wife gave birth to mix twins, they are Lau's eldest grandchildren. Lau Ming-wai, a British citizen, is vice-chairman of Chinese Estates Group and is both chairman of the government's Commission on Youth and on the steering committee of the HK$10 billion Community Care Fund, established in 2010. He was formerly a member of the Commission on Poverty. In 2011, he was part of Henry Tang's election team for the 2012 chief executive election.
According to the Sunday Times, Lau owns a collection of 10,000 bottles of red wine, and is an avid art collector. On 7 November 2007, he made the top purchase of the evening at a Sotheby's auction by paying $39.2 million for Paul Gauguin's Te Poipoi, a painting of a Tahitian scene.
In 2009, Lau bought a 7.03 carat blue Diamond for his daughter Josephine, that he named the "Star of Josephine" at Sotheby's for $9.5 million.
On 31 May 2012, the Macau Court of Final Appeal confirmed that Lau and Steven Lo were involved in the case of offering Macau's former public works chief Ao Man-long HK$20 million over the bid for five plots of land opposite Macau International Airport. Lau and Lo were charged with bribery and money laundering. They both denied the charges and Lo earlier told the court that the HK$20 million was a preliminary payment to construction company San Meng Fai.
Lau had two children with former assistant Kimbie Chan (aka Chan Hoi-wan) – a daughter, Josephine (born 2008) and a son (born 2012). In 2008, Lau became the grandfather of twins. Lau junior acceded to the chairmanship of Chinese Estates following his father's conviction in the court of Macau on bribery charges in 2014; Sue Chan, the elder sister of Lau's girlfriend Kimbie, became the chief executive of the company Lau founded.
In November 2014, Lau bought a 9.75 carat blue Diamond for his daughter Zoe, at Sotheby's for $32.6 million, that he named "Zoe Diamond". He also bought her a Cartier brooch featuring a 10.1 carat ruby, that he named "Zoe Red" at Christie's for $8.4 million.
In November 2015, Lau bought another two expensive diamonds. On 10 November, he bought a 16.08 carat pink Diamond at Christie's for $28.5 million. The next day, Lau bought a 12.03 carat blue Diamond at Sotheby's for $48.4 million, setting new records for the most expensive jewel sold at auction and the most expensive Diamond ever. He subsequently renamed them the "Sweet Josephine" and the "Blue Moon of Josephine" respectively.