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Schubert – Quintet in A major “The Trout”: Barenboim – Perlman- Zukerman – du Pré – Mehta



Schubert – Quintet in A major “The Trout”:
Barenboim – Perlman – Zukerman – du Pré – Mehta 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Trout Quintet is the popular name for the Piano Quintet in A major by Franz Schubert. In Otto Erich Deutsch‘s catalogue of Schubert’s works, it is D. 667. The work was composed in 1819,[1] when Schubert was only 22 years old; it was not published, however, until 1829, a year after his death.[2] Continue reading

Today’s Birthday: SIR FREDERICK WILLIAM MALLANDAINE ASHTON (1904)


Sir Frederick William Mallandaine Ashton (1904)

Ashton is best known as the founding choreographer of England‘s Royal Ballet. He was drawn to dance at age 13 after attending a performance by the legendary Anna Pavlova in Peru, where he grew up. While studying dance with Léonide Massine and Marie Rambert, he began staging works. In the 1930s, he joined what would later become the Royal Ballet as its chief choreographer. Ashton is largely responsible for the elegantly reserved style of English classical dance. What are his most famous works? More… Discuss

 

MUSICIANS JUDGED BY THEIR PERFORMANCES, BUT NOT AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT


Musicians Judged by Their Performances, But Not as You Might Expect

In the classical music world, sound is considered the most important element of a musical performance, yet it appears that competition judges are actually most heavily influenced by how performers look, their stage presence, passion, uniqueness, and creativity. More than 1,000 people ranging from musical novices to professional musicians were asked to identify the top three finalists from 10 international classical music competitions using audio, video, or silent video samples from those competitions. The only participants whose accuracy was above chance levels were those assigned the silent videos. More… Discuss

 

Quotation: Oscar Wilde about history, gossip and morality


Gossip is charming! History is merely gossip. But scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Discuss

 

Leonard Cohen – True Love Leaves No Traces (Lyrics)


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Chlorophyll gives leaves their green color and absorbs light that is used in photosynthesis. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

LEONARD COHEN LYRICS

“True Love Leaves No Traces”
As the mist leaves no scar 

On the dark green hill 
So my body leaves no scar 
On you and never will 
Through windows in the dark 
The children come, the children go 
Like arrows with no targets 
Like shackles made of snow 

True love leaves no traces 
If you and I are one 
It’s lost in our embraces 
Like stars against the sun 

As a falling leaf may rest 
A moment on the air 
So your head upon my breast 
So my hand upon your hair 

And many nights endure 
Without a moon or star 
So we will endure 
When one is gone and far 

True love leaves no traces 
If you and I are one 
It’s lost in our embraces 
Like stars against the sun

War/No More Trouble | Playing for Change | Song Around The World



http://playingforchange.com - As we made our way around the world we encountered love, hate, rich and poor, black and white, and many different religious groups and ideologies. It became very clear that as a human race we need to transcend from the darkness to the light and music is our weapon of the future. This song around the world features musicians who have seen and overcome conflict and hatred with love and perseverance. We dont need more trouble, what we need is love. The spirit of Bob Marley always lives on.

This is the fourth Song Around The World video released from the CD/DVD Playing For Change: Songs Around The World and the follow up to the classics “Stand By Me,” “One Love” and “Don’t Worry.” This unforgetable track was performed by musicians around the world adding their part to the song as it traveled the globe. 

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Joseph Szigeti plays Berlioz Rêverie et caprice op.8


Joseph Szigeti

Joseph Szigeti (Photo credit: Wikipedia

Joseph Szigeti (Hungarian: Szigeti József, [ˈjoːʒɛf ˈsiɡɛti]; 5 September 1892 – 19 February 1973) was a Hungarian violinist. Born into a musical family, he spent his early childhood in a small town in Transylvania. He quickly proved himself to be a child prodigy on the violin, and moved to Budapest with his father to study with the renowned pedagogue Jenő Hubay. After completing his studies with Hubay in his early teens, Szigeti began his international concert career. His performances at that time were primarily limited to salon-style recitals and the more overtly virtuosic repertoire; however, after making the acquaintance of pianist Ferruccio Busoni, he began to develop a much more thoughtful and intellectual approach to music that eventually earned him the nickname “The Scholarly Virtuoso”.

Following a bout of tuberculosis that required a stay in a sanatorium in Switzerland, Szigeti settled in Geneva, where he became Professor of Violin at the local conservatory in 1917. It was in Geneva that he met his future wife, Wanda Ostrowska, and at roughly the same time he became friends with the composer Béla Bartók. Both relationships were to be lifelong.

From the 1920s until 1960, Szigeti performed regularly around the world and recorded extensively. He also distinguished himself as a strong advocate of new music, and was the dedicatee of many new works by contemporary composers. Among the more notable pieces written for him are Ernest Bloch‘s Violin Concerto, Bartók’s Rhapsody No. 1, and Eugène Ysaÿe‘s Solo Sonata No. 1. After retiring from the concert stage in 1960, he worked at teaching and writing until his death in 1973, at the age of 80.

Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight (Official Video)


I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord 
And I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord 
Can you feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord, oh Lord 

Well if you told me you were drowning, I would not lend a hand 
I’ve seen your face before my friend, but I don’t know if you know who I am 
Well I was there and I saw what you did, I saw it with my own two eyes 
So you can wipe off that grin, I know where you’ve been 
It’s all been a pack of lies 

And I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord 
Well I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord 
I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord 
Well I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord, oh Lord 

Well I remember, I remember, don’t worry, how could I ever forget 
It’s the first time, the last time we ever met 
But I know the reason why you keep your silence UP, oh no you don’t fool me 
Well the hurt doesn’t show, but the pain still grows 
It’s no stranger to you and me 

I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord 
Well been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord 
I can feel it in the air tonight, oh Lord, oh lord 
Well I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord 
I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord 
And I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord 
I can feel it in the air tonight, oh lord, oh lord, oh lord 
Well I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh lord, oh lord 

I can feel it in the air tonight, oh lord, oh lord, oh lord, oh lord 
Well I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh lord, oh lord, oh lord

 

Johann Strauss II – Die Fledermaus



Johann Strauss II or Johann Baptist Strauss – Die Fledermaus (Exceperts) “O Morcego”
Title : Johann Strauss II – Die Fledermaus Overture

From Wikipedia,
Die Fledermaus (in English: The Bat;’ in French: La Chauve-souris’) is an operetta composed by Johann Strauss II to a German libretto by Carl Haffner and Richard Genée.

The original source for Die Fledermaus is a farce by German playwright Julius Roderich Benedix (1811–1873), Das Gefängnis (The Prison). Continue reading

Placido Domingo – Una Furtiva Lagrima



Placido Domingo – “Una Furtiva Lagrima” from (L’ELISIR D’AMORE) by Gaetano Donizetti.

Placido Domingo – Spanish Tenor From Madrid

Una furtiva lagrima
Negli occhi suoi spunto:
Quelle festosee giovani
Invidiar sembro.
Che piu cercando io vo?
M’ama, lo vedo.
Un solo instante
I palpiti Del suo bel cor sentir!
I miei sospir, confondere
Per poco a’ suoi sospir!
Cielo, si puo morir!
Di piu non chiedo.

English Translation

One tear that falls so furtively
From her sweet eyes has just sprung,
As if she envied all the youths
Who laughingly passed her right by.
What could I want more than this?
She loves me!
I see it.
One moment just to hear her heart,
Beating so close next to mine,
To hear my sighs like they were hers,
Her sighings as if they were mine!
Heavens, please take me now:
All that I wanted is mine now!
 

 

 

Today’s Birthday: WILMA GLODEAN RUDOLPH (1940)


Wilma Glodean Rudolph (1940)

Rudolph was the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field in a single Olympic Games. She accomplished this despite having contracted numerous serious illnesses as a child, including polio, which damaged her leg and required her to wear a brace for some time. At the 1960 Games, she won gold in the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, and as part of the 4×100 meter relay. She finished the 100-meter dash in world-record time but was not credited with the record. Why?More… Discuss

 

Joséphine Baker “J’ai deux amours” J’ai deux amours: Mon Pais et Paris”



18 avril 1968
Joséphine BAKER chante en direct “J’ai deux amours” devant un décor de Tour Eiffel lumineuse. Elle porte une longue robe de music-hall et une coiffe en plumes. Émissions TV, Archive tv, Archive television, tv replay live, live music, french tv Images d’archive INA
Institut National de l’Audiovisuel
http://www.ina.fr

 

THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES – (adventures 1-2)


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Tim Buckley – Song to the Siren (and a great playlist….Check it out!)


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(Monkees TV Show 1968)

Long afloat on shipless oceans
I did all my best to smile
‘Til your singing eyes and fingers
Drew me loving to your isle
And you sang
Sail to me, sail to me
Let me enfold you
Here I am, here I am
Waiting to hold you

Did I dream you dreamed about me ?
Were you hare when I was fox ?
Now my foolish boat is leaning
Broken lovelorn on your rocks
For you sing
‘Touch me not, touch me not
Come back tomorrow
Oh my heart, oh my heart
Shies from the sorrow’

I am puzzled as the oyster
I am troubled as the tide
Should I stand amid your breakers ?
Or should I lie with death my bride ?
Hear me sing
‘Swim to me, swim to me
Let me enfold you
Here I am, here I am
Waiting to hold you’

Everybody knows – Leonard Cohen



Artist: Leonard Cohen

Songwriters: Leonard Cohen, Sharon Robinson

Lyrics:

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows
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I Carry Your Heart With Me by E.E.Cummings – Poetry Reading


Published on Jun 7, 2012

I Carry Your Heart With Me — A poem by E.E.Cummings.

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in
my heart) I am never without it (anywhere
I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
I fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet ) I want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)

____________//____________//__________

About the poet

Edward Estlin Cummings (1894 — 1962) was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Cummings’ poetry often deals with themes of love and nature, as well as the relationship of the individual to the masses and to the world. Modernism prevailed major part of his work. 

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YVONNE, Today’s Birthday: NETTE, CÉCILE, ÉMILIE, AND MARIE: THE DIONNE QUINTUPLETS (1934)


Yvonne, Annette, Cécile, Émilie, and Marie: The Dionne Quintuplets (1934)

As the first set of quintuplets known to have survived infancy, the Dionne sisters of Ontario, Canada, garnered international attention. Sadly, they were exploited almost from birth. As infants, the quintuplets were removed from their parents’ care and made wards of the state. However, rather than protect them from parents it had deemed unfit, the government instead used the girls as a tourist attraction. How many people visited “Quintland” to see the girls over the next nine years? More… Discuss

Tribute to Yvonne, Cecile, Annette, Marie and Emilie Dionne. Continue reading

Today’s Birthday: MAMIE SMITH (1883) vaudeville singer, actress and dancer


Mamie Smith (1883)

Smith was an African-American vaudeville singer, dancer, and actress, but her most enduring legacy is a single she recorded in 1920 for Okeh Records. The first recording of vocal blues by an African-American artist, “Crazy Blues” quickly—and somewhat unexpectedly—became a bestseller. Its success opened record executives’ eyes to a previously neglected market—African-American buyers—and ushered in the era of the “race record.” Smith’s “Crazy Blues” was accorded what honor in 2005?More… Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: PRO WRESTLER OWEN HART FALLS TO HIS DEATH IN THE RING (1999)


Pro Wrestler Owen Hart Falls to His Death in the Ring (1999)

Regardless of whether one considers professional wrestling a sport or merely choreographed entertainment, one cannot deny that wrestlers often risk serious injury in the ring. High-flying stunts and feats of flamboyant showmanship are now par for the course. Tragically, the dangerous nature of wrestling was graphically illustrated in 1999, when Hart, one of professional wrestling’s most respected stars, was killed during a live event. The tragedy unfolded when what stunt went horribly wrong? More… Discuss

Owen James Hart (* May 7 1965 in Calgary , † May 23 1999 in Kansas City ) was a Canadian wrestler . He was the brother of the successful wrestler Bret Hart , son of Stu Hart and brother of Davey Boy Smith and Jim Neidhart . In 1999 he came during a WWF event large enough for a non-secured and failed Stunt killed.

Pressed Seasons (poetic thought by George-B) (maybe Haiku)


Pressed Seasons (poetic thought by George-B) 

Pressed rose sent in May,
Preserves love for a season-
Fresh rose – forever.

Today’s Birthday: JAMES BROWN, THE GODFATHER OF SOUL (1933)


James Brown, the Godfather of Soul (1933)

One of the original inductees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and one of the most influential entertainers of the 20th century, “Godfather of Soul” James Brown evolved a highly personal style that combined gospel and blues elements with a spectacular stage presence. During his five-decade career, “the Hardest-Working Man in Show Business” had numerous chart-topping singles and albums. What trademark feature of Brown’s stage shows was inspired by professional wrestler Gorgeous GeorgeMore… Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: “NESSIE” REPORTED FOR THE FIRST TIME (1933)


“Nessie” Reported for the First Time (1933)

More than 700 ft (213 m) deep, Loch Ness is the largest freshwater lake in the UK by volume. This makes it the perfect hiding place for a prehistoric creature—or so believers say. Though the legend of the Loch Ness Monster dates back to at least 565 BCE, modern accounts of “Nessie” date only to 1933, the year a local newspaper began reporting sightings of a fearsome, dragon-like creature in the lake. What natural phenomenon, known as a seiche, may be responsible for some of the sightings? More… Discuss

Salvador Dali – Mike Wallace interview 1958 – Part 1/2 Mike Wallace, Salvador Dali, and the Parliament Cigarettes, All in the same place at once



Uploaded on May 19, 2011

Fun interview with heavy accent Dali.
Smoke Parliament while viewing this.

Remember the past here on EuZicAsa. The past is key to understanding our station in life, today. There no way things change just by witnessing life as a spectator.

Myron Leon “Mike” Wallace (May 9, 1918 – April 7, 2012) was an American journalistgame show host, actor andmedia personality. He interviewed a wide range of prominent newsmakers during his sixty-year career. He was one of the original correspondents for CBS‘ 60 Minutes which debuted in 1968. Wallace retired as a regular full-time correspondent in 2006, but still appeared occasionally on the series until 2008.
Wallace, whose family’s surname was originally Wallik,[1] was born in Brookline, Massachusetts[1] to Russian Jewish immigrant parents,[1][2] Frank and Zina (Sharfman) Wallace. His father was a grocer and insurance broker.[3]Wallace attended Brookline High School, graduating in 1935.[4] He graduated from the University of Michigan four years later with a Bachelor of Arts. While a college student he was a reporter for the Michigan Daily and belonged to the Alpha Gamma Chapter of the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity.[5]

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This Day in the Yesteryear: MAE WEST SENTENCED FOR OBSCENITY (1927)


Mae West Sentenced For Obscenity (1927)

In 1926, American actress Mae West, mistress of the double entendre, began to write, produce, and star in her own Broadway plays, the first of which was the sensation-creating Sex. The notorious production did not go over well with city officials, who prosecuted West on morals charges. She served eight days of her 10-day sentence, getting off two days for good behavior. Still, the punishment did not deter her from tackling taboo subjects, as evidenced by her next play, named what? More… Discuss

The other sketch that Mae West performed with Charlie McCarthy on the famous Chase & Sanborn Hour/ the other sketch “Garden of Eden” caused a great uproar and led to the program being “pulled”
enjoy!!!!!

Leonard Cohen at Coachella 2009: Everybody Knows (in HD)


Leonard Cohen performing “Everybody Knows” at the Outdoor Theatre at Coachella on Friday, April 17, 2009. Click for High Definition.

Leonard Cohen Everybody Knows Lyrics

Songwriters: COHEN, LEONARD / ROBINSON, SHARON
Everybody knows that the dice are loaded 
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed 
Everybody knows that the war is over 
Everybody knows the good guys lost 
Everybody knows the fight was fixed 
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich 
That’s how it goes 
Everybody knows 

Everybody knows that the boat is leaking 
Everybody knows that the captain lied 
Everybody got this broken feeling 
Like their father or their dog just died 

Everybody talking to their pockets 
Everybody wants a box of chocolates 
And a long stem rose 
Everybody knows 

Everybody knows that you love me baby 
Everybody knows that you really do 
Everybody knows that you’ve been faithful 
Ah give or take a night or two 
Everybody knows you’ve been discreet 
But there were so many people you just had to meet 
Without your clothes 
And everybody knows 

Everybody knows, everybody knows 
That’s how it goes 
Everybody knows 

Everybody knows, everybody knows 
That’s how it goes 
Everybody knows 

And everybody knows that it’s now or never 
Everybody knows that it’s me or you 
And everybody knows that you live forever 
Ah when you’ve done a line or two 
Everybody knows the deal is rotten 
Old black joe’s still pickin’ cotton 
For your ribbons and bows 
And everybody knows 

And everybody knows that the plague is coming 
Everybody knows that it’s moving fast 
Everybody knows that the naked man and woman 
Are just a shining artifact of the past 
Everybody knows the scene is dead 
But there’s gonna be a meter on your bed 
That will disclose 
What everybody knows 

And everybody knows that you’re in trouble 
Everybody knows what you’ve been through 
From the bloody cross on top of calvary 
To the beach of malibu 
Everybody knows it’s coming apart 
Take one last look at this sacred heart 
Before it blows 
And everybody knows 

Everybody knows, everybody knows 
That’s how it goes 
Everybody knows 

Oh everybody knows, everybody knows 
That’s how it goes 
Everybody knows 

Everybody knows

Duke Ellington Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue


Ellington At Newport 1956 Often regarded as the best performance of his career, in 1956, Duke Ellington and his band recorded their historic concert at the Newport Jazz Festival, revitalizing Ellington’s waning career. Jazz promoter George Wein describes the 1956 concert as “the greatest performance of Ellington’s career… It stood for everything that jazz had been and could be.” Ellington had lately been connecting the songs “Diminuendo in Blue” and “Crescendo in Blue” in a medley via a tenor solo from saxophonist Paul Gonsalves. At Newport, Gonsalves summoned a 27-chorus workout so inspired and transcendent that the audience was practically rioting by the time he had finished. Orchestra and audience both remained at a fever pitch for the rest of the show (vividly captured on the live album Ellington at Newport),

John Lennon: Imagine (This goes to all John Lennon’s admirer and friends!)


Songwriters: Lennon, John

Send “Imagine” Ringtone to your Cell
Imagine there’s no heaven

It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today… 

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace… 

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one 

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world… 

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

 

Leonard Cohen Ballad Of The Absent Mare With Lyrics Send “Ballad Of The Absent Mare” (Ringtone to your Cell)


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Songwriters: COHEN, LEONARD
Say a prayer for the cowboy 
His mare’s run away 
And he’ll walk til he finds her 
His darling, his stray 
But the river‘s in flood 
And the roads are awash 
And the bridges break up 
In the panic of loss. And there’s nothing to follow 
There’s nowhere to go 
She’s gone like the summer 
Gone like the snow 
And the crickets are breaking 
His heart with their song 
As the day caves in 
And the night is all wrong Did he dream, was it she 
Who went galloping past 
And bent down the fern 
Broke open the grass 
And printed the mud with 
The iron and the gold 
That he nailed to her feet 
When he was the lord 

And although she goes grazing 
A minute away 
He tracks her all night 
He tracks her all day 
Oh blind to her presence 
Except to compare 
His injury here 
With her punishment there 

Then at home on a branch 
In the highest tree 
A songbird sings out 
So suddenly 
Ah the sun is warm 
And the soft winds ride 
On the willow trees 
By the river side 

Oh the world is sweet 
The world is wide 
And she’s there where 
The light and the darkness divide 
And the steam’s coming off her 
She’s huge and she’s shy 
And she steps on the moon 
When she paws at the sky 

And she comes to his hand 
But she’s not really tame 
She longs to be lost 
He longs for the same 
And she’ll bolt and she’ll plunge 
Through the first open pass 
To roll and to feed 
In the sweet mountain grass 

Or she’ll make a break 
For the high plateau 
Where there’s nothing above 
And there’s nothing below 
And it’s time for the burden 
It’s time for the whip 
Will she walk through the flame 
Can he shoot from the hip 

So he binds himself 
To the galloping mare 
And she binds herself 
To the rider there 
And there is no space 
But there’s left and right 
And there is no time 
But there’s day and night 

And he leans on her neck 
And he whispers low 
whither thou goest 
I will go” 
And they turn as one 
And they head for the plain 
No need for the whip 
Ah, no need for the rein 

Now the clasp of this union 
Who fastens it tight? 
Who snaps it asunder 
The very next night 
Some say the rider 
Some say the mare 
Or that love’s like the smoke 
Beyond all repair 

But my darling says 
“leonard, just let it go by 
That old silhouette 
On the great western sky” 
So I pick out a tune 
And they move right along 
And they’re gone like the smoke 
And they’re gone like this song

Send “Ballad Of The Absent Mare” Ringtone to your Cell 

A&E Biography – Jessica Lange “Elle est bien dans ca peau”, thought the French: I have to agree!



A&E Biography featuring Jessica Lange (November 26, 2001)

Jessica Phyllis Lange (born April 20, 1949) is an American actress who has worked in film, theater, and television. The recipient of several awards including two Oscars, two Emmys, five Golden Globes, and one SAG Award, Lange is one of the most celebrated actors of the modern era.[1]

Lange was discovered by producer Dino De Laurentiis while modeling part-time for the Wilhelmina modelling agency. She made her professional film debut in his 1976 remake of the 1933 action-adventure classic, King Kong. In 1982, she became the first performer in forty years[2] to receive two Oscar nominations within the same year;[3] she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a soap opera star in Tootsie and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of the troubled actress, Frances Farmer, in Frances. Lange received three more nominations, forCountry (1984), Sweet Dreams (1985) and Music Box (1989), before being nominated a sixth time and winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as a manic depressive housewife in Blue Sky (1994). She later won her firstPrimetime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis‘ famed aunt, Big Edie, in HBO‘s Grey Gardens (2009) and won her first Screen Actors Guild Award, along with a second Primetime Emmy Award for her performance as a murderous neighbor in FX‘s anthology horror show American Horror Story (2011–2012).

In addition to acting, Lange is a photographer with two published works.[4] She has also been a foster parent[5] and currently holds a Goodwill Ambassador position for UNICEF, specializing in HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Russia.

Jessica Lange
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Lange, cover of Town & Country, May 2009
Born Jessica Phyllis Lange
April 20, 1949 (age 63)
CloquetMinnesota, United States
Education Cloquet High School
University of Minnesota
Occupation Actressphotographerproducer,humanitarian
Years active 1976–present
Spouse(s) Francisco Grande (1970–81)
Partner(s) Mikhail Baryshnikov (1976–82)
Sam Shepard (1982–2010)
Children Aleksandra Baryshnikov (1981)
Hannah Jane Shepard (1985)
Samuel Walker Shepard (1987)
Awards Jessica Lange awards

 

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Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra Stormy Weather 1940



Recorded Feb. 14th 1940. Ivy Anderson vocal. Trumpets: Wallace Jones, Contie Williams & Rex Stewart. Trombones: Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton & Juan Tizol. Saxes: Otto Hardwicke, Johnny Hodges, Barney Bigard, Ben Webster & Harry Carney. Guitar: Fred Guy. Bass: Jimmy Blanton. Drums: Ronny Greer. Piano: Duke Ellington

 

Smoke house blues-Wynton Marsalis a la Morton1994



Smokehouse Blues Marsalis 1994 

Jelly Roll Morton recorded the Smoke House Blues in 1926. It has always been a top classic piece of jazz. I hardly ever heard a band playing this tune or even trying. 
But here is this trumpet master Wynton Marsalis playing it 1994 with a select number of New Orleans musicians. 
On clarinet is Dr.Michael White and the pianist is Steve Pistorius. 
It is amazing how the band conquered the feeling of the original recording and still be able to give it its own spark. The musicians , even in their solos stay close to the original. plays All together very impressive and cleverly done.

 

NORAH JONES Rosie´s Lullaby ( Live in Spain )


Uploaded on Jul 31, 2010

Live in Spain, ( 2007 )

She walked by the ocean,
And waited for a star,
To carry her away.

Feelin’ so small,
At the bottom of the world,
Lookin’ up to God.

She tries to take deep breaths,
To smell the salty sea,
As it moves over her feet.

The water pulls so strong,
And no-one is around,
And the moon is looking down.

Sayin’,
Rosie – come with me,
Close your eyes – and dream.

The big ships are rollin’,
And lightin’ up the night,
And she calls out, but they just her pass by.

The waves are crashin’,
But not making a sound,
Just mouthing along.

Sayin’,
Rosie – come with me,
Close your eyes and dream,
Close your eyes and dream,
Close your eyes and dream.

Pay it Forward Pyramid scheme: Short rendition with clips from the movie “Pay It Forward” with Kevin Spacey and Joel Osment.



Short rendition with clips from the movie “Pay It Forward” with Kevin Spacey and Joel Osment.