The Middle East situation may remain unresolved but this week the unthinkable had happened. After years of unwed bliss, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have suddenly announced they’re engaged to be married.
“Yes, it’s confirmed,” Cynthia Pett-Dante, Pitt’s manager, told USA Today. “It is a promise for the future, and their kids are very happy. There’s no date set at this time.”
Six kids later, Brad has finally decided to put a ring on it. Beverly Hills jeweler Robert Procop confirmed that he helped Brad, 48, design a custom diamond engagement ring for Angelina, 36.
If you’re walking down Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, you’d be remiss not to pay a visit to the beacon of 14k gold light that is Catbird. Situated amongst a dozen coffee and bagel shops, the boutique is rife with select jewelry and curios from local and little known artisans. Everything from simple stud earrings to ornate engagement rings can be discovered inside the tiny treasure trove- and the bounty of baubles means there’s something for every taste and budget. The amount of eye (and ear, neck and finger) candy can be overwhelming to choose from so we’ve compiled a list of our favorite pieces to get you started.
John O could be Canada's best kept secret. But with his debut under the Diamond Rings monniker Special Affections now readied for an international release, lips will be loosened and his ship isn't taking on water so much as fans now that he's venturing southward to the United States. After leaving his station fronting post punk darlings the D'Urbervilles, John O charted a different course towards the strange waters of electronic dance music. Once freed from the shackles of a band, he set himself adrift amidst tides of Garageband loops to create sprawling new settings for songs he used to play with only his guitar.
Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
- Tues 11/30 - Sidewalk Chalk, B.B.U., B.X.C., Rita J, Kandyce Hogan - 8PM
- Wed 12/1 - Chad Stokes of State Radio, Mat Embree of Rx Bandits, Lauren Coleman of Pebaluna - 7PM
- Thurs 12/2 - Freelance Whales, Miniature Tigers - 9PM
- Fri 12/3 - Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips, Play Galaxie 500, Cheval Sombre - 10PM
- Sat 12/4 - Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips, Play Galaxie 500, Cheval Sombre - 10PM
- Sun 12/5 - The Skatalites, Daphne Willis, Go Long Mule, Mike Mangione & The Union, The O'My's, Jamie Lono, Environmental Encroachment - 6PM
- Mon 12/6 - B1G T1ME (Frank's Wild Years), Calvin Marty & The Sunken Ship, Alexander Webb - 8PM