Monthly Archives: January 2014

State Department Finally Releases List of ‘Special Government Employees’ – ProPublica


 

State Department Finally Releases List of ‘Special Government Employees’ – ProPublica.

Facebook: All Home made! No Codex Alimentarius Here: Thanks God!


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As US waistlines expand, seatbelt use falls | Fox News


 

As US waistlines expand, seatbelt use falls | Fox News.

Revealed: the day Guardian destroyed Snowden hard drives under watchful eye of GCHQ – video | World news | theguardian.com


 

Revealed: the day Guardian destroyed Snowden hard drives under watchful eye of GCHQ – video | World news | theguardian.com.

Experience: I caught the plague from my cat | Life and style | The Guardian


Experience: caught plague from catExperience: I caught the plague from my cat | Life and style | The Guardian.

Why doesn’t Chinese New Year 2014 fall on New Year’s Day? – CSMonitor.com


Why doesn’t Chinese New Year 2014 fall on New Year’s Day? – CSMonitor.com.

TODAY’S HOLIDAY: ST. PAUL WINTER CARNIVAL


St. Paul Winter Carnival

This 10-day winter festival was established in 1886 in response to a newspaper story that described St. Paul, Minnesota, as “another Siberia, unfit for human habitation.” A group of local businessmen set out to publicize the area’s winter attractions, and the first winter carnival featured an Ice Palace in St. Paul’s Central Park. Since that time, an entire legend has developed about the founding of St. Paul and is reenacted each year. Other highlights include ice golf, skating, skiing, sled dog races, softball on ice, ice carving and snow sculpture contests, and a parade. More… Discuss

 

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QUOTATION: Charlotte Bronte


Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow firm there, firm as weeds among stones.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855) Discuss

 

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: TOKUGAWA IEYASU (1543)


Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543)

Along with Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Tokugawa was one of the three unifiers of war-torn, premodern Japan. The three warriors established military control over the whole country and succeeded one another in the dictatorship. Tokugawa’s time as shogun, or military dictator, ushered in a period of internal peace, urban growth, increased literacy, and resistance to Western influences. He died in 1616, but the Tokugawa shogunate did not die with him. For how long did his heirs rule Japan?More… Discuss

 

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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: THE NORTH SEA FLOOD (1953)


The North Sea Flood (1953)

When heavy winds struck the North Sea during the high spring tide in 1953, it created a severe flood that affected parts of the Netherlands, Belgium, and the UK. Belgium suffered significant property damage but little loss of life. The Netherlands, on the other hand, had 1,836 reported deaths, and the UK had more than 500, with nearly half of the victims perishing at sea. The flood remains one of the UK’s worst natural disasters. What has been done to prevent future disasters of this sort? More… Discuss

 

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NEWS: SNOWDEN NOMINATED FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE


 

Snowden Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

 

American National Security Agency contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden could join

 

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the ranks of Nelson MandelaMother Teresa, Barack Obama, and numerous others as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. He was nominated as a candidate by two Norwegian members of parliament who contend that Snowden’s release of classified US documents will make the world a safer, more peaceful place—a controversial position to be sure. The winner of this year’s prize will be announced in October. More… Discuss

 

 

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Top 100 Songs of 1990-2012 – Video Montage


Top 100 Songs of 1990-2012 – Video Montage 

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Eddie Vedder – No More (video)


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EDDIE VEDDER LYRICS

“No More”

I speak for a man who gave for this land
Took a bullet in the back for his pay
Spilled his blood in the dirt and the dust
He’s back to say:What he has seen is hard to believe
And it does no good to just pray
He asks of us to stand
And we must end this war todayWith his mind, he’s saying, “No more!”
With his heart, he’s saying, “No more!”
With his life he’s saying, “No more war!”With his eyes, he’s saying, “No more!”
With his body, he’s saying, “No more!”
With his voice, he’s saying, “No more war!”

Yeah, nothing’s too good for a veteran
Yeah, this is what they say
So nothing is what they will get
In this new American way

The lies we were told to get us to go
Were criminal … let us be straight
Let’s get to the point where our voices get heard
And I know what I’ll say

With our minds, we’re saying, “No more!”
With our hearts, we’re saying, “No more!”
With our lives, we’re saying, “No more war!”

With our eyes, we’re saying, “No more!”
With our voices, we’re saying, “No more!”
With our bodies, we’re saying, “No more war!”

No more innocents dying
No more terrorizing
No more eulogizing
No more
No more evangelizing
No more
No more presidents lying
No more war

With our minds, we’re saying, “No more!”
With our hearts, we’re saying, “No more!”
With our lives, we’re saying, “No more war!”

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Eddie Vedder (born Edward Louis Severson; December 23, 1964) is an American musician andsinger-songwriter[2] who is best known for being the lead vocalist and one of three guitarists of thealternative rock band Pearl Jam. Known for his powerful vocals, he has been ranked at #7 on a list of “Best Lead Singers of All Time”, compiled by Rolling Stone.[3] He is also involved in soundtrack work and contributes to albums by other artists. In 2007, Vedder released his first solo album as asoundtrack for the film Into the Wild (2007). His second album, Ukulele Songs, along with a live DVD titled Water on the Road, was released on 31 May 2011.[4]

Eddie Vedder
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Vedder on October 22, 2006
Background information
Birth name Edward Louis Severson III
Also known as Edward Mueller, Jerome Turner, Wes C. Addle
Born December 23, 1964 (age 49)
Evanston, Illinois, United States
Genres Alternative rockfolk rock,grungehard rock
Occupations Musiciansongwriter
Instruments Main: Vocals Occasional: guitar,harmonicatambourineOther: mandolinmandola,ukulelekeyboardsaccordion,bass guitardrums
Years active 1979–present
Labels Universal Republic Records
Republic Records,MonkeywrenchJ Records
Associated acts Pearl JamGlen HansardBad RadioTemple of the Dog,Hovercraft7 Worlds Collide, C Average, Jimmy FallonNeil Young
Notable instruments
Fender Telecaster
Schecter PT Model
Gibson SG
Gibson SG Jr.
Martin 0–18
Earnest Instruments Tululele, Custom Ukulele[1]

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{WonkViz} — Obama Issues Fewer Executive Orders than Any President Since the 1800s


image{WonkViz} — Obama Issues Fewer Executive Orders than Any President Since the 1800s.

Quotation: ‘I’ll throw you off this f—ing balcony’ (Thug Congressman Michael Grimm Threatens to Break Reporter in Half)



Republican Congressman Michael Grimm threatened NY1 reporter Michael Scotto on LIVE television after the State of the Union 2014 on Tuesday. Scotto asked the GOP Staten Island Rep. about a scandal and the Congressman threatened to throw the reporter off the balcony and “break him like a boy”….

This clip from the Majority Report, live M-F at 12 noon EST and via daily podcast at http://Majority.FM

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US congressman Michael Grimm threatens journalist: ‘I’ll break you in half like a boy’ – video | World news | theguardian.com


US congressman Michael Grimm threatens journalist: ‘I’ll break you in half like a boy’ – video | World news | theguardian.com.

GREAT COMPOSITIONS/PERFORMANCES: Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 “From The New World” / Karajan · Vienna Philarmonic



Great presentation of the Great Wiener Philharmoniker conducted by Herbert von Karajan, playing the 9th Symphony of Antonin Dvorak “From the new world”. 

Gran presentación de la Filarmónica de Viena conducida por Herbert von Karajan, interpretando la novena sinfonía de Antonin Dvorak “Sinfonía del Nuevo Mundo”.

(C) Telemonde 1992, UMG and all their respective owners. No commercial use of this material.

(0:37) 1st mvt (Adagio, Allegro Molto)
(10:42) 2nd mvt (Largo)
(23:30) 3rd mvt (Scherzo, Molto Vivace)
(32:07) 4rth mvt (Allegro con fuoco)

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TODAY’S SAINTS/HOLIDAY: Day of the Three Archbishops


 

Day of the Three Archbishops

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English: Icon for the Synaxis of the Three Holy Hierarchs (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 11th-century Greece, there was a popular controversy over which of the three archbishops—Basil the Great,Gregory the Theologian, or John Chrysostom—was the greatest saint of the Greek Orthodox Church. In 1081, Bishop John of Galatia reported that the three saints had appeared to him in a vision to say that they were equal in the eyes of God. Their equality is celebrated on this day. In schools, special exercises are held in honor of the three saints, who supported classical Greek tradition at a time when many were opposed to all non-Christian literatureMore… Discuss
VISIT THE BEAUTIFUL ROMANIAN MONASTERY  OF ‘TREI IERARHI’: http://www.manastireasftreiierarhi.ro/img/presentation2.jpg

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QUOTATION: Aesop


Evil companions bring more hurt than profit.

Aesop (620 BC560 BCDiscuss

 

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: Max Theiler (1899)


Max Theiler (1899)

Born in South Africa, Theiler moved to the US in 1922 and became known for his research on yellow fever, encephalomyelitis, and other tropical viruses. At a time when yellow fever outbreaks were plague-like—one epidemic alone wiped out 20,000 people—his team proved that the disease is caused by a virus, not bacteria. Theiler’s development of a safe and effective vaccine brought yellow fever under control, earning him the 1951 Nobel Prize in medicine. On what did he initially test his vaccine?More… Discuss

 

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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: BLOODY SUNDAY: THE BOGSIDE MASSACRE (1972)


Bloody Sunday: The Bogside Massacre (1972)

 

 

 

Mural of victim of Bloody Sunday

Mural of victim of Bloody Sunday (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

In 1968, civil rights protests by Roman Catholics in Northern Ireland sparked violent conflicts with Protestants, resulting in the occupation of the province by British troops. The Bogside Massacre greatly worsened the situation. On “Bloody Sunday”—January 30, 1972—British troops shot 26 unarmed civil rights protesters. Thirteen victims—seven of whom were teenagers—died almost immediately, and a fourteenth later succumbed to his injuries. What did the first inquiry into the massacre find? More… Discuss

 

 

 

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NEWS: US BULLYING EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS DOWN


US Bullying Emergency Room Visits Down

Nowadays, fewer kids are ending up in US emergency rooms as a result of violence in school, but fights with classmates are still responsible for about 100,000 such visits each year. This accounts for about 10 percent of all in-school injuries. These injuries tend to be more severe, with a greater risk of hospitalization than accidental ones. Boys and minority students are the most frequent bullying victims that need emergency medical attention.More… Discuss

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WORD: MALLEABLE


malleable 

Definition: (adjective) Capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out.
Synonyms: tractileductileplianttensile
Usage: I am not very handy with a chisel, so when I sculpt, I prefer to use malleable materials that I can bend and shape as I please.Discuss.

 

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ARTICLE: ASTRONOMICAL TRANSIT


Astronomical Transit

An astronomical transit is the passage of a celestial body or satellite across the face of a relatively larger body. Transits are not the same thing as the familiar solar or lunar eclipse. In an eclipse, a large celestial body hides a major part of a smaller body. In an astronomical transit, a small body crosses in front of a larger one. An astronomical transit can involve two planets, but this has not been observed on Earth since 1818. When will the next planetary transit be visible from Earth? More… Discuss

 

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Chuck vs The Goodbye (5×13) – Final Scene, The end



Chuck, one of the most awesome shows has come to an end (T.T), and I wanted to share the final scene with you people from S05E13. I love the ending, but SPOILERS a LITTLE If YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE EPISODE YET its not fully explained if sarah gets her memories back or not, instead we can only speculate. Well I Guess that why fanfiction exits, to tell us what happened next (^.^)
PS.The song is “Rivers and Roads” by The Head and The Heart if you guys where wondering.DS.
This is not attended for copyright use, all rights belong to NBC and Warner Bros. 
Enjoy

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Holy shit, over +100k of views, did not expect that many at all. Have a good day internet 🙂

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chuck
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Format Action-comedy
Created by Josh Schwartz
Chris Fedak
Starring Zachary Levi
Yvonne Strahovski
Adam Baldwin
Joshua Gomez
Sarah Lancaster
Ryan McPartlin
Mark Christopher Lawrence
Vik Sahay
Scott Krinsky
Bonita Friedericy
Julia Ling
Opening theme Short Skirt/Long Jacket” by Cake(instrumental version)
Composer(s) Tim Jones
Country of origin United States
Originallanguage(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 91 (List of episodes)
Production
Executiveproducer(s) Josh Schwartz
Chris Fedak
McG
Location(s) Los AngelesCalifornia
Running time 40-45 minutes.
Productioncompany(s) College Hill Pictures
Fake Empire Productions
Wonderland Sound and Vision
Warner Bros. Television
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
1080i (3DTV)
Original run September 24, 2007 – January 27, 2012
External links
Website

Chuck is an American action-comedy/spy-drama television series created by Josh Schwartz andChris Fedak. The series is about an “average computer-whiz-next-door” named Chuck, played byZachary Levi, who receives an encoded e-mail from an old college friend now working for theCentral Intelligence Agency (CIA); the message embeds the only remaining copy of a software program containing the United States’ greatest spy secrets into Chuck’s brain.[1][2]

Produced by College Hill Pictures, Fake Empire ProductionsWonderland Sound and Vision, andWarner Bros. Television, the series premiered on September 24, 2007, on NBC, airing on Monday nights at 8/7c.[3][4]

As the second season closed, flagging ratings put Chuck in danger of cancellation, but fans mounted a successful campaign to encourage NBC to renew the show.[5] The campaign was unique in that fans specifically targeted a sponsor of the show, the Subway restaurant chain, and the chain struck a major sponsorship deal with NBC to help cover costs of the third season.[6] The series’ renewal was uncertain in each subsequent season. The fifth season was the last; it began on October 28, 2011, moving to Friday nights at 8pm/7 Central.[7] The series concluded on January 27, 2012 with a two-hour finale.[8]

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The Head and the Heart – Rivers and Roads with LYRICS!!!


 

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Léo FERRE (2/10) : Vingt ans / La chambre / Le scaphandrier


Léo FERRE (2/10) : Vingt ans / La chambre / Le scaphandrier

Léo Ferré (24 August 1916 – 14 July 1993) was a Monegasque poet, composer and a dynamic and controversial live performer whose career in France dominated the years after the Second World Waruntil his death. He released some forty albums over this period, composing the music and the majority of the lyrics. He released many hit singles, particularly between 1960 and the mid-seventies. Some of his songs have become classics of the French chanson repertoire, such as Avec le temps, C’est extra or Jolie Môme.

Along with Georges BrassensJacques Brel and Serge Gainsbourg, he is considered one of the greatest French singer-songwriters of all times, but unlike Brel and Gainsbourg, or even Charles Aznavour, his songs are very little known in the English-speaking world. Ferré was an anarchist; he may be the greatest French protest singer ever.

Ferré’s lyrics were extremely incisive and tuned in to the issues of the day, but also astonishingly poetic. He mixed revolt with love and melancholy, sophisticated lyricism with slang and shouts, rhyming verse with prose monologues. He moved from music-hall to symphonic music, breaking free from the traditional song structure, inventing his own musical territory, powerfully dramatic and unique. He also popularized the French poètes maudits, such as François VillonCharles BaudelairePaul Verlaine, and Arthur Rimbaud, as well as great French poets from the 20th century like Guillaume Apollinaire and Louis Aragon, by setting into music many of their poems.

 

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Bedrich Smetana: Louisa’s Polka



Bedřich Smetana (March 2, 1824 — May 12, 1884) was a Czech composer who pioneered the development of a musical style which became closely identified with his country’s aspirations to independent statehood. He is thus widely regarded in his homeland as the father of Czech music.

When he was young, his father sent him to Prague to study in the autumn of 1839. After his father discovered that the young son was not paying much attention to his school, the father placed him temporarily with his uncle in Nové Město, where he enjoyed a brief romance with his cousin Louisa. He commemorated their passion in Louisa’s Polka, Smetana’s earliest complete composition that has survived.

This is my way to commemorate Smetana’s birthday (March 2, 1824) by combining his melodious dance music with some of the great dance clips from Hollywood films.

Music: Louisa’s Polka — Bedrich Smetana
Performed by Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Frantisek Jilek

Visual excerpts taken from these videos:
Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell: “Jukebox Dance” — Film: Broadway Melody (1940)
Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron: “Sluefoot” — Daddy Long Legs (1955)
Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell: “Begin the Beguine” — Film: Broadway Melody (1940)
Fred Astaire and Marjorie Reynolds : “Be Careful, It’s My Heart”– Holiday Inn (1942)
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers: “Too Hot to Handle” — Roberta (1935).
Lisa Miles and Tim Balfour – A Variation on Fred and Ginger for the third act of Opera Australia’s production of Die Fledermaus at the Sydney Opera House.
Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines — Film: White Nights (1985)
Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth: “So Near and Yet So Far” — Film: You Will Never Get Rich (1941)

 

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Anna Amalia of Prussia Flute Sonata en F


Anna Amalia, Abbess of Quedlinburg

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Anna Amalia
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Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg
Reign 1756-1787
Predecessor Maria Elisabeth
Successor Sophia Albertina
 
Spouse Friedrich von der Trenck
House House of Hohenzollern
Father Frederick William I of Prussia
Mother Sophia Dorothea of Hanover
Born 9 November 1723
BerlinPrussia
Died 30 March 1787 (aged 63)
Religion Lutheranism
Prussian Royalty
House of Hohenzollern
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Frederick William I
Children
   Frederick Louis, Prince of Orange
   Wilhelmine, Margravine of Bayreuth
   Friedrich William, Prince of Orange
   Princess Charlotte Albertine
   Frederick II
   Friederike Luise, Margravine of Ansbach
   Philippine Charlotte, Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
   Prince Ludwig Karl Wilhelm
   Sophia Dorothea, Margravine of Schwedt
   Louisa Ulrika, Queen of Sweden
   Prince Augustus William
   Anna Amalie, Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg
   Prince Henry
   Prince Augustus Ferdinand

Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia (9 November 1723 – 30 March 1787) was Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg. She was one of ten surviving children of King Frederick William I of Prussia and Sophia Dorothea of Hanover.

 

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Giacomo Puccini “Ave Maria” from Suor Angelica”


Français : Puccini et Toscanini vers 1900.

Puccini et Toscanini vers 1900. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ave Maria, the “Opening Scene” from
Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Victoria de los Angeles (Suor Angelica)
Coro e Orchestra del Teatro dell`Opera di Roma
Tullio Serafin, conductor
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Great Compositions/Performances: Sviatoslav Richter Plays Edvard Grieg’s Lyric Pieces Op.65 – 6 “Wedding day at Troldhaugen”


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“Wedding Day at Troldhaugen” (Norwegian: Bryllupsdag på Troldhaugen) is a musical piece composed by Edvard Grieg.[n 1][1] It is the sixth piano piece in the eighth book of his Lyric Pieces, bearing the opus number 65. There has been some discussion about the quality and proportion of this composition in relation to the whole book.[2]

Description

Originally called “Gratulanterne kommer” (The well-wishers are coming),[3][4] it was written in 1896 as a memorial of the 25th wedding anniversary of Grieg and his wife Nina.[5] The anniversary celebration had been held in the Fossli Hotel near the Vøringsfossen waterfall in June 1892. Grieg and his wife celebrated their wedding anniversary with Borre and Nancy Giertsen. Nancy was the sister of Marie Beyer, then married to Frants Beyer, Grieg’s best friend. She belonged to their closest circle of friends at Troldhaugen. During the occasion a guest book was ready to take contributions from all the guests.

Grieg gave the work its final title in 1897 when he compiled Book VIII, Op. 65, of his Lyric Pieces. The work’s festive first section describes congratulations and best wishes that are given by the guests to the newlyweds; the second section is reflective and subdued.
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Ionu lu’ Grigore melodii evreiesti din Maramuresul de altadata



Melodii invatate dupa ureche pe la nuntile evreiesti .
Fragment din concertul de la Ateneu organizat de Grigore Lese in 2008

Semnale de bucium / Carpathian horn signals


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“Semnale de bucium” performed by a group of six carpathianhorn (“bucium”, “tulnic“) players. Romanian traditional folk song from Transylvania area.

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Carpathianhorn: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bucium

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TODAY’S HOLIDAY: NATIONAL COWBOY POETRY GATHERING


National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is a celebration of the old tradition of cowboy poetry in the buckaroo town of Elko, Nevada. The gathering, which began in 1985 with about 50 working cowboys, has become a six-day affair in the last week of January that now includes folk music concerts, western dances, exhibits of cowboy gear, and workshops not only on writing but also on such topics as horse-hair braiding and photography. Poetry remains the heart of the festival, and the poets—all working ranch people—include men, women, and children. More… Discuss

 

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QUOTATION: George Eliot


All honor and reverence to the divine beauty of form! Let us cultivate it to the utmost in men, women, and children—in our gardens and in our houses. But let us love that other beauty too, which lies in no secret of proportion, but in the secret of deep human sympathy.

George Eliot (1819-1880) Discuss

 

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IN THE YESTERYEAR: QUEEN VICTORIA CREATES THE VICTORIA CROSS (1856)


Queen Victoria Creates the Victoria Cross (1856)

Queen Victoria created the Victoria Cross—the highest British military award for valor—on January 29, 1856, in the late stages of the Crimean War. The impetus for a new medal arose during the war—one of the first with modern reporting—as correspondents documented many acts of bravery by British servicemen that went unrewarded. Thus, Victoria instituted her eponymous award for acts of devotion and valor in the presence of the enemy. From what was the Victoria Cross originally made? More…Discuss

 

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Great Compositions/Performances_ Ottorino Respighi_02 Pines Of Rome



Title : Pines Of Rome
Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Music : James Levine (with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
Titre : Les Pins de Rome
Compositeur : Ottorino Respighi
Musique : James Levine (avec l’Orchestre symphonique de Chicago)
Copyright : Disney Music Group / Walt Disney Records
Year : 1999

 

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Great Compositions/Performances: Isaac Stern Plays Dvorak’s Violin Concerto in A minor op. 53, Eugene Ormandy Conduction The Philharmonia Orchestra (the year is 1965)



Great Compositions/Performances: Isaac Stern Plays Dvorak’s Violin Concerto in A minor op. 53, Eugene Ormandy Conduction The Philharmonia Orchestra (the year is 1965)

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Sonata II in A minor by Francesco Venturini performed by La Cetra conducted by David Plantier.



Sonata II in A minor by Francesco Venturini performed by La Cetra conducted by David Plantier.

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Villa Medici with the Medici lions; etching by Venturini 1691.

Giovanni Francesco Venturini (1650–1710) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period.

He was born in Rome. From the style of his engraving, it is probable that he was a pupil of Giovanni Battista Galestruzzi. He etched several plates from the works of Italian masters, among them the following :

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Great composers/compositions: Ennio Morricone_Once Upon a Time In The West and 45 more unforgettable tunes


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Great composers/compositions:  Ennio Morricone_Once Upon a Time In The West and 45 more unforgettable tunes! 

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Shivaree – Goodnight Moon


 

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Stina Nordenstam – Little Star and ALLUMETTES SUEDOISES ! – ARTHROPOMANIA BOTANICA


Stina Nordenstam – Little Star

Little star, so you had to go.
You must have wanted him to know.
You must have wanted the world to know
Poor little thing.
Now they know.
Little star,
I had to close my eyes.
There was a fire at the warehouse.
They’re always waiting for a thing like this.
Came driving from all over town,
For you, little star.
Little star, you, little star. (Sax solo)
Little star
So you had to go
You must have wanted him to know
You must have wanted the world to know
Poor little thing
And now they know
Laudamus, adorramus te, Dominec.
Laudamusbenedicimus
Domine Deus.
Laudamus, benedicimus
Domine Deus.
Cum Sancto Spiritu, in gloria Dei Patris. For you, little star. 

ALLUMETTES SUEDOISES ! – ARTHROPOMANIA BOTANICA.

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ROLLING HILLS_FotoSketcher_Emmergence 2-MYARTCOLLECTION


ROLLING HILLS_FotoSketcher-MYARTCOLLECTION

ROLLING HILLS_FotoSketcher-MYARTCOLLECTION

 

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ANOTHER WAY TO SAY YOU’RE MISSED – PHOTOSKETCHER- EMERGENCE 2 (MY ART COLLECTION)


ANOTHER WAY TO SAY YOU'RE MISSED - PHOTOSKETCHER- EMERGENCE 2 (MY ART COLLECTION)

ANOTHER WAY TO SAY YOU’RE MISSED – PHOTOSKETCHER- EMERGENCE 2 (MY ART COLLECTION)

 

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QUOTATION: Alexander Hamilton


It is essential to the idea of a law, that it be attended with a sanction; or, in other words, a penalty or punishment for disobedience.

Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) Discuss

 

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TODAY’S HOLIDAY: UP-HELLY-AA


Up-Helly-Aa

This ancient fire festival is observed by people ofLerwick in the Shetland Islands. In pre-Christian times, their Norse ancestors welcomed the return of the sun god with Yule, a 24-day period of feasting, storytelling, and bonfires. The last night of the festival was called Up-Helly-Aa, or “End of the Holy Days.” Today, a group known as the Guizers builds a 31-foot model of a Viking longship in honor of the Viking invaders who remained in Scotland. On the night of Up-Helly-Aa, the Guizers dress in Norse costumes and carry the boat to an open field. There, they throw lit torches into the ship and burn it. More… Discuss

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: JACKSON POLLOCK (1912)


After working on the Federal Art Project—a US program for the unemployed during the Great Depression—Pollock began developing the abstract, expressive style that made him a symbol of artistic revolt. Influenced by surrealism, Pollock energetically dripped paint in complicated linear patterns onto enormous canvases placed on the floor. Unlike most artists, Pollock was a celebrity during his lifetime, which was cut short by a car crash. Jackson was his middle name. What was his first name? More… Discuss

 

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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: THE WALK TO CANOSSA: POPE LIFTS HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR’S EXCOMMUNICATION (1077)


The Walk to Canossa: Pope Lifts Holy Roman Emperor’s Excommunication (1077)

The papacy and German nobility were enjoying widespread power when Henry IV became German king and then holy Roman emperor. As Henry tried to reclaim control, he clashed with Pope Gregory and was excommunicated. The nobility sided with Gregory and refused to recognize Henry’s kingship unless he sought absolution. To do so, Henry crossed the Alps in the dead of winter and allegedly stood three days barefoot in the snow at the castle at Canossa before being absolved. How did the nobles respond? More…Discuss

 

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