Movie of the week: Les Miserables
‘Les Miserables’ follows Jean Valjeun, as he runs from the ruthless Inspector Javert on a journey beyond the barricades, at the center of the June Rebellion. Meanwhile, the life of a working class girl with a child is at turning point as she turns to prostitution to pay money to the evil innkeeper and his wife who look after her child. Valjean promise to take care of the child, eventually leads to a love triangle between Cosette, Marius who is a student of the rebellion, and Eponine, a girl of the streets.
‘All That Echoes’ is the new album by American singer-songwriter Josh Groban, produced by Rob Cavallo. It is his sixth studio album which features tracks such as ‘False Alarms’, ‘Below the Line’ and ‘She Moved Through the Fair’. The main single is called ‘Brave‘ which you can listen to below. Josh Groban has to date, sold over 25 million records worldwide and is the top selling classical artist of the 2000s in the US.
Amazing facts of the week
- The 2nd president of the United States (John Adams) and 3rd president of the United States (Thomas Jefferson) both died within just a few hours apart of each other on the same exact day. They are the only two presidents to die on the same day of the same year.
- When the Titanic departed from the port it was documented to have carried around 1000 loaves of bread, 86,000 pounds of meat, 40,000 eggs and 36,000 apples to feed the passengers and crew on the 7 day voyage.
Ruthless (adj.) = Having no compassion or pity; merciless
Barricade (n.) = Something that serves as an obstacle; a barrier
Innkeeper (n.) = One that owns or manages an inn or hotel
Brave (adj.) = Possessing or displaying courage; valiant.
To depart (v.) = To go away; leave
Voyage (n.) = A long journey to a foreign or distant place, especially by sea
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