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The Northern Territory news Thu 20 Feb 2020



The Northern Territory news Thu 20 Feb 2020

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18 ENTERTAINMENT THURSDAY FEBRUARY 20 2020 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 THOUSANDS of people, many dressed for a traditional masked ball, crowded into Saint Marks Square on Sunday to witness the flight of the angel, the opening event of the annual Venice Carnival. Each first Sunday of the carnival, a young woman chosen as Marie has the honour of performing the stunt, gliding through the air on a harness attached to a cable from the 99m bell-tower of Saint Marks Basilica to a stage below. As she soars overhead, the angel tosses confetti at the on lookers below. This is pure energy, I feel the energy rise from my feet as if Im floating on air, this years angel Linda Pani told AFP-TV. It was extraordinary, I felt the wind, the sea, the ground and the fire in me, she added, describing the experience as perhaps the happiest three minutes of my life. The centuries-old Venice Carnival, rooted in Christian festivities ahead of the fasting period of Lent, attracts crowds of foreign and Italian tourists to its masked balls and theatrical performances. Traditional flight of the angel opens Carnival Ex-royals in Canada again HARRY and Meghan have been spotted together for the first time since they announced they were stepping back as senior members of the royal family. The couple were pictured stepping off a plane at Victoria International Airport in Canada following a business trip to the US, The Sun reported. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who recently handed back their HRH titles, returned to Canada in time to celebrate Valentines Day. Harry and Meghan took a commercial flight from the US to Canada after being blasted in the past for using private jets. They were flying back from a two-day business trip to California in a bid to find new work. The couple carried their own hand luggage as they were led off the plane by their close protection officers. Another royal divorce THE Queens nephew the Earl of Snowdon has announced he and his wife are to divorce in the second royal split in a week. It comes six days after the Queens grandson Peter Phillips announced his divorce from wife Autumn. A spokesman for the Earl, son of the late Princess Margaret, told The Sun: The Earl and Countess of Snowdon have amicably agreed that their marriage has come to an end and that they shall be divorced. They ask that the press respect their privacy and that of their family. The Earl David Armstrong-Jones who is known for his high-end furniture company and wife Serena are to separate after more than 25 years of marriage. The couple wed in October 1993 and have two children. Im here for the heart and soul of Darwin NEIL Murray is back in the Territory and the Warumpi Band founding member is ready to showcase the latest material from his ninth solo album, Blood & Longing. The independent troubadour will croon, growl and shout his way through new material and a catalogue of old songs with his quintessential Australiana themes, supported by Bernie Bremond at the Darwin Railway Club on Saturday night. Murray is no stranger to the Territory, and he said he was looking forward to doing a wet season show for the heart and soul of Darwin in other words, the folks that hang around town, even through the wet. I dunno what the tourists think, but I think its one of the best times to be in Darwin, I really enjoy it, he said. There might not be many people around, I dunno but what the hell. I love the Rails, to be that is the only place in Darwin that reminds me of the old pubs from the 80s, its still got that character and flavour. I wanna come up, get wet, and hopefully see a few storms. Murray is known for his moving, poetic lyricism that paints a vivid picture of a time, or place, or situation. He said much of his latest material comes from feelings stirred up from his travels around the country. The songs come from feelings Ive felt in places wherever I travel in the land, sometimes I think of the old people from that place, some of those feelings are very powerful and overwhelming, he said. Ive always felt its important to write about what you know, and what you experience. To try and articulate and deepened the heritage of our country and how we feel about it. In terms of settler culture, theres not much to go on it only goes back a couple hundred years. In my experience, if you want to deepen your sense of belonging, you look to indigenous cultural heritage to give you a framework. If you want to belong in this land, its natural you walk towards that heritage. 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