Advertisement
You are here: Home>Collections>Matador
IN THE NEWS

Matador

FIND MORE STORIES ABOUT:
FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
November 16, 2011 | By Piet Levy and For RedEye
What does it take to be a Matador - besides baring and shaking your big belly? Everette Michael Jackson, a Matador since 2009, explains five must-haves for members of the Bulls dance group. 1. Practice: During the season, the guys rehearse four hours a week across two days. 2. Fearlessness: You can never hold back when performing in front of 20,000 people at a game. "You have to have nerves of steel," Jackson said. 3. Quick thinking: A Matador has "to be able to freestyle in the case of a music malfunction or another disaster," Jackson said.
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
November 16, 2011 | By Piet Levy and For RedEye
At 375 pounds, Everette Michael Jackson is the last guy you might expect, or perhaps want to see, getting down to LMFAO's macho dance jam "Sexy and I Know It. " But his larger-than-life physique and personality (he says he once started a spontaneous dance party at Moe's Cantina in Wrigleyville) are just the right size for the Matadors. They're a crew of primarily overweight male dancers who happily and humorously strut their supersize stuff at Bulls games. "Of all the [Bulls dance]
Advertisement
SPORTS
November 16, 2011 | By Piet Levy and For RedEye
At 375 pounds, Everette Michael Jackson is the last guy you might expect, or perhaps want to see, getting down to LMFAO's macho dance jam "Sexy and I Know It. " But his larger-than-life physique and personality (he says he once started a spontaneous dance party at Moe's Cantina in Wrigleyville) are just the right size for the Matadors. They're a crew of primarily overweight male dancers who happily and humorously strut their supersize stuff at Bulls games. "Of all the [Bulls dance]
SPORTS
November 16, 2011 | By Piet Levy and For RedEye
What does it take to be a Matador - besides baring and shaking your big belly? Everette Michael Jackson, a Matador since 2009, explains five must-haves for members of the Bulls dance group. 1. Practice: During the season, the guys rehearse four hours a week across two days. 2. Fearlessness: You can never hold back when performing in front of 20,000 people at a game. "You have to have nerves of steel," Jackson said. 3. Quick thinking: A Matador has "to be able to freestyle in the case of a music malfunction or another disaster," Jackson said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2013 | By Adam Lukach, @lucheezy and RedEye
Good news, hard rock fans: Queens of the Stone Age will release a new album in June, the band announced in a press release today. The record will be called "... Like Clockwork," perhaps a winking nod to the lengthy six-year gap between this album, the group's sixth, and 2007's "Era Vulgaris. " Or perhaps it's nothing at all and just me reading too much into a title. Whatever it means, the hiatus between albums has inspired them to return to square one, with frontman Josh Homme telling the Guardian last year "The robots are back!"
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2013 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
*** (out of four) If your Spanish is rusty, yes, that title translates to “Snow White.” Yet even if you raise your hand when someone asks, “Who's tired of the recent wave of reimagined fairy tales?” - I raise both of mine - there's reason “Blancanieves” doesn't land on the pile of tired revamps along with “Red Riding Hood,” “Mirror Mirror” and “Jack the Giant Slayer.” Right off the bat, of course, this Spanish-language spin on the brothers Grimm's fairy tale arrives silently, in black and...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2014 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
** (out of four) Facing the camera, a woman in front of him on her knees, Dom Hemingway (Jude Law) stares ahead and asks, "Is my c**k exquisite?" An extended, single-take monologue about the wonder of this guy's genitalia follows. It's a hell of a way to start a movie and the beginning of the juiciest character Law ("Side Effects," "I Heart Huckabees") has had in a while. The question, then, is whether the actor's embrace of both Dom's hungry hedonism and contrived sentimentality is enough to compensate for feeling like "Dom Hemingway"...
SPORTS
April 22, 2013 | By Chris Sosa, @redeyesportschi and RedEye
Thanks to an injury, Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) is watching the NBA playoffs from well off the sidelines. So he did what any athlete with a smartphone would do: He angrily live-tweeted the L.A. Lakers' loss to San Antonio in Game 1 on Sunday. Among his gems: "What I would say if I was there right now? 'Pau get ur ass on the block and don't move till u get it' #realtalk" On Monday, Bryant tweeted he'd cease that practice from here on out. But RedEye gladly picks up where the Black Mamba left off. Presenting: What would Kobe Bryant tweet, Bulls-Nets...
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2014 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Robert Rodriguez had been approached many times to create a TV series based upon his and Quentin Tarantino's 1996 cult classic, "From Dusk Till Dawn. " "I said, 'No, Quentin and I control the rights to it,'" the writer-director-editor said. "We really wouldn't want to do it for television unless, you know, at least one of us was heavily involved and I didn't see myself getting into television at that time. " Remember the old saying, "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself"?
RedEye Chicago Articles
|
|
|