Coming just days before the introduction of martial law, and despite critics writing her off as a has-been, Tina Turner’s debut in Poland has become enshrined in cultural folklore as a performance that helped relaunch her career during one of the most tumultuous chapters in modern Polish history.
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Kraków councillor Łukasz Wantuch said that allowing the Pink Floyd co-founder to appear at the city-owned Tauron Arena “would be shameful for our city. Let him sing in Moscow.”
VIDEO: After little Amelia Anisovych melted hearts with her haunting rendition of hit Disney song ‘Let it Go’, many feared she would become another victim of Putin’s savage bombing of the Ukrainian capital. But now it has been revealed that the seven-year-old is safely with her grandmother in Poland.
Rock-and-roller Tad Kucharski had been sorting through some belongings of his late father when he came across the old negatives hidden inside a rusty container in his attic.
The internationally acclaimed singer spent her formative years in Gdańsk where she finished both secondary and high school before graduating from the city’s Faculty of Biology at the Teacher Training College and studying at the ‘Song Studio of Polish Radio and Television’.
It’s that time of year again for The Debrief Christmas Special! Hosted by John Beauchamp with guest Ed Wight, Managing Editor of The First News.
VIDEO: With her debut album clocking up over 135 million views, topping the music charts and quickly going platinum, to say Warsaw singer ‘sanah’ is an overnight sensation would be an understatement. TFN’s Nick Westerby caught up to find out more about the 23-year-old dominating Poland’s music scene.
One of Giacomo Puccini’s best-known pieces, the aria from the opera Turandot climaxes with the soaring proclamation: “I will win! I will win! I will win!”, considered by many to be a fitting rallying cry in the battle against coronavirus.
Telling one year in the life of Jędrusik, the film looks at how the singer/actress struggled with expectations imposed on her by society, which director Katarzyna Klimkiewicz describes as “a universal topic and always up to date. Each of us has to face what is considered appropriate for sex, age, etc. Kalina was in the spotlight, adored and hated, she experienced these dilemmas in extreme form.”