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We Will Rock You -the Smashing Hit Musical In Its 11th Sensational Year

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We Will Rock You -The Smashing Hit Musical In Its 11th Sensational Year

The smash hit musical featuring Queen’s biggest musical is celebrating it’s 11th year as audiences can’t get enough of the incredible music and talent that graces the stage of the longest running musical at the Dominion Theatre. The musical features a group of bohemians who are frustrated with the new world in the future where everyone dresses and acts the same. Music is forbidden and these bohemians fight to restore the balance of art and creative freedom.

 

This year, the musical ventured on an arena tour to mark it’s official 10th Anniversary even though it is now in it’s 11th year. With 95 tour dates in Europe and 250 in North America, making 345 in total, people across the world have had the chance to relive the magic of We Will Rock Youcloser to home. Following rave reviews during the UK tour, with reviewers describing it as “a fun ride that leads to the most exhilarating finale”, audiences were captivated by the transformation of taking the musical to bigger venues. The North American leg of the tour is set to kick off on 15th October 2013 and is sure to be as big a hit as it was in the UK.

 

The We Will Rock Youstory began in London way back in 2002. Since then, the musical has enjoyed success all over the world from Sydney to Tokyo, Bangkok to Milan. It is estimated that around 5.5 million people have seen the musical at the Dominion Theatre alone and around 15 million in total around the world. This is incredible considering when the show originally opened it was panned by critics who called it “ruthlessly packaged and manufactured”, however audience popularity has proved those critics wrong as the show has now entered it’s 11th year on the stage. The show has also won multiple awards which just goes to show how well loved it really is.

 

We Will Rock You was written by Ben Elton who has also worked on the British classic Blackadder as well as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, the sequel to Phantom of the Opera. Famous for his political satire comedic style, Ben Elton was the perfect man to write the musical about rebellion and fighting for what’s right. Using Queen’s music he based the story around the lyrics, hence the lead character’s name is Galileo Figaro from “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

 

The success that this musical has achieved has far reached anyone’s expectations, with timeless music, amazing choreography and colourful stage outfits, it definitely has what it takes to take show business by storm. With the odd surprise from Brian May on guitar and Roger Taylor on the drums, you may even get more than you bargain for. We have a feeling that this outstanding show will be around for many more years to come.

 

Kaira Rose is a music journalist who specialises in 1970s music. An avid Queen fan, she often writes articles about the band, their music and the musical featuring their hits We Will Rock You.

Latest User Friendly Features in Facebook

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Social media networking sites have become a part of our daily lives and there is hardly a computer savvy that does not use some social media sites for connecting with people all over the world.

Particularly popular is Facebook, the darling of the young generation and today it boasts of millions of followers across the globe. People all over the world use it, connect with people from the remotest part of globe and use numerous interesting features offered by the site.

FacebookEvery Facebook user is given a timeline on their pages and this is used by them and others to post contents. However, until now posting promotional contents on it was not permissible. This prevented many aspirant entrepreneurs from using the Facebook features for promoting their business online.

As one of the trade journals describes, there is big news for aspirant entrepreneurs all over the world. Facebook now allows free promotional postings on timelines. “Huge news for businesses on Facebook! They’ve removed the requirement that all promotions on Facebook be run through an app.”

In the past use of promotions on the competitive as well as the promotions run on the timelines such as “like/comment/share this post for your chance to win” were against the approved guidelines of Facebook. Now that this constraint has been removed and such promotional postings is now permissible under the new regulations introduced by Facebook management.

An interesting fact about Facebook time line is that despite the restrictions imposed by it, companies often used to post promotional posts on the same. Basic reasons for such activities are as stated by one of the reviewers in the following words.

“Timeline competitions are easier to make, simpler to manage, and have more reach!”

While these facilities prompted some companies to use the Timeline for promoting their business there were also many that are law abiding and do not like to use black hat methods for business promotion of any type. Now these law abiding companies will now find it easier to make use of Timeline in Facebook for promotional posts. Many of them are looking forward to running such promotional ventures in near future.

However that is not all about the new features added by Facebook. Another important development is that Storify now supports posting to Facebook pages.

“Storify the service that lets people create stories by collating tweets and other online content, has added two useful features to allow users to add Google+ authorship to their Storify content, and post stories to a Facebook Page”, a report on the development narrates.

Recently a post appeared on the Storify blog that explains in some detail as to how the users of Facebook can calibrate their account. It also details the process of including Google+ authorship among others. In respect of the Facebook use, the blog offers a step-by-step guide for linking with Facebook page. The feature is open to all the Storify users.

Social media like Facebook has millions of followers and has huge potential for business promotion. The recent relaxations in its use could help business houses to make good use of the same and promote their business effectively.