The Terrific Hitzville at The Harmon Theater, The Shroud of Turin-Its Him!, The Veil of Veronica, Giorgio Bongiovanni, Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and more…
Hitzville - The Show. Hitzville
The Show is now at The Harmon Theater at Krave at Planet Hollywood. On Wednesday, August 20th I went to the Grand Opening and Media Event for “Hitzville — The Show” starring Jin Jin Reeves and a cast of incredibly talented and energetic performers at The Harmon Theater. The show highlights the best of Motown, featuring the great music of Tina
Turner, The Temptations, Gladys Knight, The Supremes, and The Four Tops. All the songs you love!
Jin Jin Reeves, her 4 male singers, 2 female singers, and 5 piece band, put on a crowd pleasing show – and there is not one ballad in the fast-paced repertoire. This is a must-see show!
The Grand Opening night also featured a Southern cuisine buffet by Chef Jon Landry. Every big plate that passed by me was piled high like Mt. Everest. There wasn’t a breadstick in sight. This was real southern cooking. The Hitzille show is at 6:30pm Wednesday through Sunday. Dark on Monday & Tuesday. Tickets are $54.95 & $64.95. Hitzville is located in Miracle Mile at The Harmon Theater at Krave at Planet Hollywood, 3663 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas.
Reeves knows the music of Motown from first-hand experience having shared the stage with Gladys Knight, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Barry White, Luis Miguel, Keith Washington and Bob Hope. Jin Jin has performed all over the world, including Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Venezuela, Spain, Mexico City, and Hawaii.
The Shroud of Turin
It’s really him! At a conference sponsored by the Shroud Science Group at Ohio State University last weekend, the Los Alamos National Laboratory presented findings that the 1988 Shroud test results were flawed because the samples tested came from a portion of cloth that may have been added to the shroud during medieval repairs.
The shroud's historical record dates back to 1349, when a French knight wrote to the pope of his possession of a cloth he described as the burial shroud of Christ. In 1978, a team of scientists conducted a series of tests on the shroud, including X-rays and chemical analyses. They concluded that the shroud was not painted, dyed or stained and that the blood stains were real. But those findings did little to quell the controversy surrounding the shroud.
My friend Michael Hesemann, respected religious scholar and Vatican insider, spoke at The 2nd International Conference on the Shroud of Turin in 2001. Michael’s talks were on the Titulus Crucix and The Veronica of Rome.
The Veil of Veronica
There is an image kept in St Peter’s Basilica which purports to be the Veil of Veronica. Very few inspections are recorded in modern times and there are no detailed photographs. The most detailed recorded inspection of the 20th century occurred in 1907 when a Jesuit art historian was allowed to remove two plates of glass to inspect the image.
The face is still displayed each year on the occasion of the 5th Sunday of Lent, Passion Sunday. There is a short procession within the basilica, accompanied by the Roman litany. A bell rings and three canons carry the heavy frame out on the balcony above the statue of St. Veronica holding the veil. From this limited view no image is discernible and it is only possible to see the shape of the inner frame.
There is another Veronica that is said to have been stolen from the Vatican during rebuilding that took place in 1506 (pictured). This veil is kept in a shrine located in a remote Capuchin monastery in Manoppello in the Apennine Mountains. This cloth has received much publicity in recent years and Pope Benedict XVI visited the veil on September 1, 2006.
Giorgio Bongiovanni is the Italian stigmatic of Fatima.
His experience as a stigmatic began in Portugal in 1989, when he was given a message for Humanity, and received the first stigmata piercings in his hands. During this encounter, a luminous Being revealed the Secret of Fatima, and confirmed to Giorgio that the Universe is abundant with intelligent life; and that men from other planets are visiting Earth with highly advanced disc-shaped crafts.
(Private note to the Men from Other Planets: My email address is Kwanitaka@aol.com.)
Two years later he was again stigmatized, this time on his feet. In 1992, he was stigmatized on his left side, and in 1993, on his forehead. The purpose of the stigmata is so that the Faithful will have someone that they can believe to give them the truth during the changes soon to come.
I found Giorgio to be sincere, honest, and without any affectation. He did say his life was horribly restricted due to his stigmata. I felt honored and privileged to be with him during his daily bleeding. He was obviously in pain.
Since 1979, Giorgio’s benefactor has been Eugenio Siraguso, a Sicilian man famous for his direct contact with spiritual beings from a higher dimension. (Photo of the Apostles John and Peter on the road to Jesus’s tomb given to Siraguso by an ET.)
Giorgio, over the years, has diligently researched UFO contacts. Giorgio has been given messages for us by beings from other dimensions. (Photo of Giorgio and Michael at the Laughlin UFO Conference)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
What fresh young talent directed this terrific film? You will walk out saying: Who played Vicky?
If Woody Allen really directed this movie, he has abandoned, thank God, his past idiosyncratic, obvious style. There is no hearing dialogue from the back of actor’s heads, no agonizing long shot scenes, no psychic intrusion by the director, and no one standing in for Woody Allen!
Except in one scene where Barcelona painter Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem) introduces himself to best friends Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) at a restaurant.
He immediately suggests the girls go with him for the weekend to Oviedo and, because he finds both of them very attractive, they should all sleep together. Vicky, engaged to be married, is incredulous! Giving herself over to Allen’s cutting dialogue, she out-classes everyone who has ever filled in for Woody Allen.
Vicky is doing Spanish architecture research in Barcelona while staying with family friends. Cristina has also been invited. Vicky is engaged to marry the perfect man and intends to embark on a Town & Country life.
Cristina is impulsive and always chooses the wrong men. Love means suffering to her. For Vicky, love means stability. Cristina wants to go to Oviedo with Juan Antonio. She is charmed by Juan Antonio’s direct approach. Juan Antonio’s credo: Life is too short not to do exactly what one wants to.
But Juan Antonio has one major flaw – all he does is talk about his sensational, violent, jealous, beautiful, creative wife, Maria Elena (Penelope Cruz). She haunts his every thought. What a bore!
In Oviedo, Cristina gets food poisoning forcing Vicky to spend quality time with Juan Antonio. Against her better judgment, she falls in love with him.
Rebecca does not tell her best friend about her brief assignation, and back in Barcelona, Cristina resumes her flirtation with Juan Antonio. Quickly, she moves in with him.
Then Maria Elena turns up and Juan Antonio tells Cristina she is moving in with them for a few months. Maria Elena is sexy, demanding, challenging, and wants to kill Cristina. Cristina is intimidated by Maria Elena but soon falls under her spell. They make love. Then all three of them make love until the summer ends.
The New York Post’s Page Six printed this incredible blind item. Who could it be?
August 18, 2008: WHICH hunk in a summer movie is a violent, closeted homosexual? The heartthrob snuck into his ex's apartment a few months ago and raped him so violently, the ex ended up in the hospital - and the actor paid him $500,000 to keep his mouth shut.