January 2014 Archives

30 January 2014

Lucy To Perform Live at 21st Ella Awards 20 February 2014

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Lucy is going to be one of the performers on the 21st Ella Awards in Los Angeles on 20 February 2014.

Tickets bought online

Among the sea of award shows and galas in these first months of 2014, the Society of Singers much beloved ELLA will, once again, be a most memorable evening as it has been since honoring Ella herself back in 1989.


Hosted by Actor/Singer/Musician John Stamos, the 21st ELLA will be presented to legendary singer, Mike Love, founding member of the Beach Boys. The 3rd VOICE Award will be presented to the dynamic Waters Family whose voices can be heard on hundreds of gold & platinum recordings for the last 50 years! And, the 1st ever, INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD, will be presented to Nigel Lythgoe, Executive Producer of American Idol & So You Think You Can Dance Executive Producer and Creator.


Paying tribute to this evenings honorees include performances by:  America, Darren Criss of Glee, Ariana Grande of Victorious, Micky Dolenz, Lucy Lawless of Xena, John Stamos, Rita Wilson, and CALIFORNIA SAGA -- The Beach Boys Children: Wendy Wilson, Carney Wilson (both of Wilson Phillips), and the children of Carl, Brian, Dennis, and Mike!

 

Society of Singers produces an annual fundraiser and gala event -- The ELLA Award -- for whom singers are awarded for their contribution to the world of music along with their dedicated efforts to benefit the community and worldwide causes.

Established in 1989, the first ELLA was awarded to Ella Fitzgerald herself. Ella was always a proud supporter of SOS, and her charitable foundation continues to be engaged in our mission.

On February 20, 2014, SOS is thrilled to honor MIKE LOVE, Co-Founder of the BEACH BOYS, with the ELLA at Good Vibrations: A Gala & Entertainment Awards Dinner Benefit. Tickets are available for purchase on our home page. For more information and sponsorship, please call 818.995.7100 x 102.

 


For more about Lucy's Music go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless FLAWLESS DIVA subsite when you will find news and multimedia related to Lucy's concerts, benefits and theatre work


 

 

27 January 2014

Lucy Sings on Seven Sharp on NZ TV Grammy Award Winning Kiwi Song Video & Screencaps

Lucy appeared on a collaborative kiwi tribute to the Grammy Award winning kiwi singer Lorde. She won two of the four Grammys she was nominated for. Kiwi show Seven Sharp created a tribute for her. The song “Royals” was voted Song of the Year. She also won Best Pop Solo Performance. You can find out more about Lorde here

Many thanks to Calli for the news!

Watch the Video Here

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SCREENCAPS

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You can hear the original song here


 

 

24 January 2014

Featured Xena Season 6 Episode 11 Dangerous Prey Episode Stills and Artwork

Here are this week’s featured Lucy episode stills you can enjoy before the 2014 Xena Convention where Lucy will be appearing on stage plus doing photo ops (solo) and photo ops with Renee.

Episode Stills from the Season 6 episode 11 “Dangerous Prey” – Lucy wore this outfit for all of 10 seconds on screen.
More photos of her exist wearing the outfit than actual screen time <g>


Season 6 Episode 11 Dangerous Prey

Directed by Renee O'Connor
Xena becomes the ultimate prey for the deranged Prince Morloch (Sandy Winton), who has been hunting and killing Amazons in his twisted quest for an adversary who can match his skills. Meanwhile, Xena teaches Varia the value of listening to the voice of experience


ARTWORK BY MARYD

some of my artwork (no surprise which images were featured)

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EPISODE STILLS

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and some screencaps

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You can find more episode stills from the episode Dangerous Prey on AUSXIP Xena Site


 

 

20 January 2014

Photos of Lucy at Screening of the Last Ocean 18 January 2014

Lucy was the MC at the screening of The Last Ocean on 18 January 2014 as we reported on 16 January 2014 – here are some of the photos

The documentary includes footage of the Ross Sea in Antarctica, teeming with whales, seals and penguins. The fishing industry is venturing into the last pristine marine ecosystem to fish for the Antarctic toothfish. The film describes how environmentalists, commercial fishers and governments are going head-to-head over whether we fish the Ross Sea or protect it.

From: Teresa Moore on Facebook


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From: Gareth Hughes on Twitter

 


 

 

16 January 2014

Lucy To Attend Screening of The Last Ocean 18 January 2014

The following article appeared in The Rodney Times (New Zealand) 16 January 2014. Last Ocean: Documentary director Peter Young will be accompanied by Lucy Lawless and Dr Roger Grace at the Orewa screening on Saturday 18 January 2014.

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Star To Attend Film Screening
Rodney Times (NZ)

16 January 2014

Plunge into frosty polar depths while staying snug at an outdoor screening of The Last Ocean.

Special guest Lucy Lawless, film director Peter Young, and marine biologist Dr Roger Grace speak at 8pm and the movie starts at 9pm.

Pre-show entertainment, food, coffee, bouncy castles, a children’s climbing wall and more are available.

The documentary includes footage of the Ross Sea in Antarctica, teeming with whales, seals and penguins.

The fishing industry is venturing into the last pristine marine ecosystem to fish for the Antarctic toothfish.

The film describes how environmentalists, commercial fishers and governments are going head-to-head over whether we fish the Ross Sea or protect it.

Green Party Rodney convener and marine scientist Teresa Moore says the event is to entertain and show people how special both Antarctica and our deep sea ocean are.


 

 

16 January 2014

Lucy on Italian TV

Image635254550787686977Here’s an update for fans in Italy. Many thanks to Barbara Bruno for the new:

Parks and Recreation season 6 is airing on joi(pay channel) every tuesday at 21:40

Xena is back on television, every afternoon at 16:50 on Rai 4(except for saturday and sunday)

 

For more about Lucy's role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite Click here for more about Lucy’s role as Xena


 

 

14 January 2014

Behind The Scenes Photos on Xena

Here’s a cool photo!


 

 

12 January 2014

Flashback Pix - Jennifer Sky Photo with Lucy and Renee

Here’s a wonderful photo from Jennifer Sky from the set of Xena with Lucy and Renee

 

For more about Lucy's role as Xena please go to here


 

 

11 January 2014

Lucy Lawless’s Dirty Little Secret–Video

The Spartacus star admits to hoarding her favorite treat – to her children's dismay


 

 

9 January 2014

Partially Examined Life “No Exit” Outtakes with Lucy and Jaime - Members Only

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The Partially Examined Life blog has released the outtakes of their recent “No Exit” recording with Lucy and Jaime Murray. There is an image taken from the skype session. Click here to view

You can purchase the outtakes by becoming a member (you can opt to pay just for one month or continue to pay $5.00 a month for all their members section.) The outtakes reel is 18 minutes in length.


The blog says in part:

What you get on that is: First, a couple of minutes of us chatting as we share our preconceptions about the play and give excuses for being unprepared; next, about 5 minutes of blooper-type material, as we make jokes that interrupt the performance and have a few car crashes trying to determine the best way to deliver some of this very strange material; then the rest of the file is our talking afterward about some of our choices in silly voices, what we think Sartre was talking about, what we were all up to in our lives that week, etc. So if you’re fans of our guests, that part is sort of like a (very) mini-episode, except more freewheeling.

Read more of the blog here  | “No Exit” Podcast for Free: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:27:11 — 79.9MB)

You can download the outtakes by subscribing here ($5.00 for one month, or $5.00 for every month)


 

 

7 January 2014

TV Shows You Can’t Miss in 2014 on Australian TV: Code

Image635246774092604784News.com.au looks ahead to what’s in store on Australian TV for 2014 and Lucy’s mini-series Code is featured:

CODE

This ABC political thriller picks up one of the key TV trends of 2014 - with short, sharp series packing a huge punch. This six-parter boasts a phenomenal cast including David Wenham, Lucy Lawless, Dan Speilman and Adam Garcia, with the high calibre of acting an indication of the quality of this production.

Source: news.com.au

CODE, a six-hour series for ABC TV. CODE is being billed as a ''contemporary thriller stretching from the spectacular red desert of Australia's outback to the cool corridors of power''. It's the story of two very different brothers who come across a new technology that people in the highest echelons of power will kill to keep secret.
CAST

  • Lucy Lawless (Spartacus), 
  • Dan Spielman (An Accidental Soldier, Offspring), 
  • Ashley Zuckerman (The Slap, Rush), 
  • Adam Garcia (Coyote Ugly, Bootmen), 
  • David Wenham (Answered by Fire, Killing Time), 
  • Aden Young (I Frankenstein, Rectify), 
  • Chelsie Preston Crayford (Mystery of a Hansom Cab, Underbelly: Razor), 
  • Adele Perovic (SLiDE), 
  • Dan Wyllie (Rake, Puberty Blues), 
  • Aaron Pedersen (Jack Irish, City Homicide), 
  • Paul Tassone (Underbelly).

Listen to an interview with Lucy about her role on CODE which was conducted while filming Code in Broken Hill.

 



Role: Alex Wisham (Teacher and Single Mother)

The Daily Dragon on DragonCon.org interviewed Lucy during her three days at DragonCon. She was asked about upcoming projects and she talked about her upcoming mini-series Code. Code is currently being filmed in Sydney, Broken Hill and Canberra. Lucy will be a Teacher in the outback. For more about Lucy’s role in Code, check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Code Subsite

 

DD: Where are you off to after Dragon Con? Any upcoming projects besides your guest stints on Parks & Rec?

 

LL: I’m doing a mini series in Australia, a political thriller called The Code. It’s about an indigenous kid in Australia who gets himself embroiled in a horrible nuclear conspiracy. The kid is going to wear all the blame for an accident that happens that’s not much to do with him. I play his teacher in the outback who’s trying to save his ass. They’re up against something way bigger than they can comprehend.

Read the full interview here

 

You can catch up with all the latest news and multimedia about Code on AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Code Subsite


 

 

5 January 2014

New Lucy Lawless Art–Xena

Here’s the first piece of new art for 2014. Lucy Lawless as Xena by MaryD

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See more of art here


 

 

4 January 2014

2014 Official Xena Convention The Final Journey Part 3 - 9 February 2014

Image635244303772508775Lucy Upcoming Appearance Update:

Lucy will be appearing on stage on Sunday (9 February 2014) at the 2014 Official Xena Convention in Burbank plus solo photo ops and a photo op with Renee O’Connor.

Lucy’s stage appearance and her photo ops are scheduled for Sunday 9 February 2014 according to Creation Entertainment’s site.

Autographs

  • Due to scheduling Lucy is unable to sign at this convention

 

Photo Op

  • On Sunday – Solo $169
  • On Sunday (with Renee O’Connor) – $299

Tickets Available:

  • Gold Ticket – $469.00
  • Silver Ticket – $270.00
  • General Admission – $90.00
  • Single Day Reserve Admission – $70 (For Sunday)
  • Single Day Admission – $40.00

 

If you wish to purchase tickets for this event, go to www.creationent.com


 

 

2 January 2014

Partially Examined Life Blog: Sartre’s “No Exit” Read with Lucy Lawless & Jaime Murray

Image635242826599644267Image635242827153557834The Partially Examined Life Blog present their second annual dramatic reading of a work of philosophical theatre.

Mark Linsenmayer and Wes Alwan are joined by real actresses Lucy Lawless (Xena,Battlestar Galactica, Parks & Recreation, etc.) and Jaime Murray (Defiance, Dexter,Warehouse 13, etc.), who are pals through working together on Spartacus.

Warning: This is a cold read, not a rehearsed production, for educational purposes only (meaning you’re not allowed to have fun listening to this, I guess). Also, the ladies’ sound quality is a bit lo-fi by fault of their crummy mics and Skype.

Listen to the show here or download the file 80 mb and time: 1:27:11


Read the script (courtesy of vtheatre.net)

 

NO EXIT
(Courtesy of Wikipedia)

No Exit is a 1944 existentialist French play by Jean-Paul Sartre. The original title is the French equivalent of the legal term in camera, referring to a private discussion behind closed doors; English translations have also been performed under the titles In Camera, No Way Out, Vicious Circle, Behind Closed Doors, and Dead End. The play was first performed at the Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier in May 1944.[1]

The play is a depiction of the afterlife in which three deceased characters are punished by being locked into a room together for eternity. It is the source of Sartre's especially famous and often misinterpreted quotation "L'enfer, c'est les autres" or "Hell is other people", a reference to Sartre's ideas about the Look and the perpetual ontological struggle of being caused to see oneself as an object in the world of another consciousness

SYNOPSIS

Three damned souls, Joseph Garcin, Inès Serrano, and Estelle Rigault, are brought to the same room in Hell and locked inside by a mysterious valet. They had all expected torture devices to punish them for eternity, but instead find a plain room furnished in the style of the Second French Empire. At first, none of them will admit the reason for their damnation: Garcin says that he was executed for being a pacifist, while Estelle insists that a mistake has been made; Inès, however, is the only one to demand that they all stop lying to themselves and confess to their moral crimes. She refuses to believe that they have all ended up in the room by accident and soon realizes that they have been placed together to make each other miserable; she deduces that they are to be one another's torturers. Garcin suggests that they try to leave each other alone and to be silent, but Inès starts to sing about an execution and Estelle vainly wants to find a mirror to check on her appearance. Inès tries to seduce Estelle by offering to be her "mirror" by telling her everything she sees, but ends up frightening her instead. It is soon clear that Inès is attracted to Estelle, Estelle is attracted to Garcin, and Garcin is in no mood for sexual behavior.

After arguing, they decide to confess to their crimes so they know what to expect from each other. Garcin cheated on and mistreated his wife; Inès seduced her cousin's wife while living with them; and Estelle had an affair and then killed the resulting child, prompting the child's father to commit suicide. Despite their revelations, they continue to get on each other's nerves. Garcin finally begins giving in to the lascivious Estelle's escalating attempts to seduce him, which drives Inès crazy. Garcin is constantly interrupted by his own thought, though, and begs Estelle to tell him he is not a coward for attempting to flee his country during wartime. While she complies, Inès tells him that Estelle is just feigning attraction to him so that she can be with a man—any man. This causes Garcin to abruptly attempt an escape. After trying to open the door repeatedly, it inexplicably and suddenly opens, but he is unable to bring himself to leave, and the others remain as well. He says that he will not be saved until he can convince Inès to trust in him. She refuses, saying that he is obviously a coward, and promising to make him miserable forever. Garcin concludes that rather than torture devices or physical punishment, "hell is other people." Estelle tries to persevere in her seduction of Garcin, but he says that he cannot make love while Inès is watching. Estelle, infuriated, picks up a paper knife and repeatedly stabs Inès. As they are all already dead, this attack does nothing and Inès even halfheartedly stabs herself, beginning to laugh. As Estelle comments on the idea of their being trapped here forever and laughs too, all three join in prolonged fit of laughter before Garcin finally concludes, "Eh bien, continuons" (roughly "Eh well, let's continue on...").

Characters

Joseph Garcin – cowardice and callousness caused his young wife to die "of grief" after his execution He deserted his unit in World War II, and he was unfaithful to his wife – he even brings his affairs home and gets her to make them coffee in bed, without any sympathy. Initially, he hates Inès because she understands his weakness, and wants Estelle because he feels that if she treats him as a man he will become manly. However, by the end of the play he understands that because Inès understands the meaning of cowardice and wickedness, only absolution at her hands can redeem him (if indeed redemption is possible).

Inès Serrano – Inès is the second character to enter the room. A lesbian postal clerk, she turned a wife against her husband, twisting the wife's perception of her spouse and the subsequent murder of the man (who is Inès' cousin). Indeed, Inès seems to be the only character who understands the power of opinion, manipulating Estelle's and Garcin's opinions of themselves and of each other throughout the play. She is honest about the evil deeds she, Garcin, and Estelle have done. She frankly acknowledges the fact that she is a cruel person.

Estelle Rigault – Estelle is a high-society woman, a blonde who married an older man for his money and had an affair with a younger man. To her, the affair is merely an insignificant fling, but her lover becomes emotionally attached to her and she bears him a child. She drowns the child by throwing it into the lake, which drives her lover to commit suicide. Throughout the play she tries to get at Garcin, seeking to define herself as a woman in relation to a man. Her sins are deceit and murder (which also motivated a suicide). She lusts over "manly men", which Garcin himself strives to be.

Valet – The Valet enters the room with each character, but his only real dialogue is with Garcin. We learn little about him, except that his uncle is the head valet, and that he does not have any eyelids, which links to Garcin because Garcin's eyelids are atrophied.