Happy Birthday, Aretha Franklin! The Queen of Soul Celebrates at After Midnight

first_img View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014 What do you get for the diva who has everything? Tickets to After Midnight on Broadway, of course! Grammy-winning music legend Aretha Franklin celebrated a very important milestone on March 25—her 72nd birthday! She took the party to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where she and her beau William Wilkerson got jazzy with special guest stars Toni Braxton, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and the whole cast. Check out this Hot Shot of Franklin celebrating her big day in style, then catch the stars singing Duke Ellington hits with the Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars Orchestra in After Midnight on Broadway! After Midnightlast_img read more

Hamptons-style farmhouse sells for $2.125m at The Gap

first_imgThe upstairs living room opens out to the veranda. “It was just a little bit flat at the start, but then we got that wonderful tension, which comes when you have two buyers in love with the property, and … that’s when an auction is a perfect situation for a seller,” Ms O’Dea said.“The buyers were a family, actually from the area, who already own a significant property but knew this was a big step up for them.” There was a pool, tennis court and playground.Ray White Paddington principal and auctioneer George Hadgelias got the auction under way just after 10am, when an opening bid was placed at $1.8 million.Despite there being seven registered bidders, silence ensued, with no-one willing to top the bid, prompting Mr Hadgelias to confer with the vendor. Outside was like a movie set.Upon his return, he called the bid twice more, ready to either sell or pass in the property, when another bidder jumped in at the last second, raising the bid to $1.825 million.Within two minutes, 10 bids of mostly $25,000 were lobbed back and forth between two parties, before stalling again at $2.125 million.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago The house at 9 Watercress Place, The Gap, sold for $2.125 million.AFTER a tedious start to an auction at The Gap, a stunning Hamptons-style farmhouse has sold for $2.125 million.The smell of coffee wafted through the air and the jubilant squeals of children could be heard from the home’s playground as a crowd of about 35 gathered to watch the auction of 9 Watercress Place yesterday morning. The Hamptons kitchen was to die for.The agent said the buyers had been interested in the property “since day one”.“They have always loved the property and every time they’ve been back, that love has been cemented,” she said.The renovated property had been part of a two-year project for the seller from 2012-2014, when they turned what was once known as the Watercress Farmhouse into a high-end Hamptons-style home. The main bedroom had a sitting room off to the side.Mr Hadgelias called another break before coming back to call the bid three times and striking down his gavel.The agent marketing the property, Judi O’Dea, also of Ray White Paddington, said the sale was a fabulous result. The outdoor kitchen overlooked the tennis court and an outdoor fireplace.On a 2545sq m block, it has a pool, spa, full-size tennis court, a playground, and an outdoor kitchen with a teppanyaki grill and a pizza oven.There are six bedrooms, three bathrooms and two kitchens.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45last_img read more