Category Archives: FILM

today’s birthday: Dick Van Dyke (1925) Chim Chim Cheree Mary Poppins

Dick Van Dyke (1925)

After appearing in television variety shows during the 1950s, Van Dyke made his Broadway debut and earned his first Tony Award starring in Bye, Bye Birdie. He won several Emmy Awards for the successful television comedy series The Dick Van Dyke Show and also danced and sang in the films Mary Poppins and Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang. Van Dyke appeared infrequently during the 80s but made a career comeback with what dramatic TV series that co-starred his son?
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Chim Chim Cheree Mary Poppins

Our Lady of Guadalupe (Apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Mexico): School of Mary

Our Lady of Guadalupe (Apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Mexico)

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today’s birthday: Mary Virginia Martin (1913)

Mary Virginia Martin (1913)

Martin was an American musical comedy star. She co-owned a dance school in her native Texas before moving in 1938 to New York City, where she earned a small part in the musical Leave It To Me, winning widespread popularity with her buoyant singing voice and high-spirited temperament. She went on to star in several enormously successful musicals, including South Pacific, Peter Pan, and The Sound of Music, as well as a number of films. Who is Martin’s famous son? More… Discuss

great compositions/performances: Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, in C minor, Op. 37, Daniel Barenboim / Dresden Staatskapelle 2007

Beethoven : Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 Daniel Barenboim / Dresden Staatskapelle 2007

great compositions/performances: Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini: Quintet for Guitar No.4 ‘Fandango’ in D major, (G.448)

Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini: Quintet for Guitar No.4 ‘Fandango’ in D major, (G.448)

this day in the yesteryear: Louis B. Mayer Opens His First Movie Theater (1907)

Louis B. Mayer Opens His First Movie Theater (1907)

Born in Russia, Mayer immigrated to Canada and then the US with his family and began working in his father’s scrap-iron business at 14. At 23, he bought a small nickelodeon in Massachusetts, and by the time he reached his mid-30s, he owned New England’s largest movie theater chain. In 1925, he merged his film production company with others to form Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which, under his leadership, became Hollywood’s most prestigious studio. Mayer aspired to have “more stars than” what? More… Discuss

great compositions/performances: Beethoven – Triple Concerto in C major, Op. 56, Capuçon, Braley, & Haitink

Beethoven – Triple Concerto in C major, Op. 56, Capuçon, Braley, & Haitink

Fabulous renditions of Classical Music: Valentina Lisitsa – Moonlight Sonata Op.27 No.2 Mov.1,2,3 (Beethoven)

Valentina Lisitsa – Moonlight Sonata Op.27 No.2 Mov.1,2,3 (Beethoven)



Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant lyrics: HAPPY THANKSGIVING FRIENDS!

Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant lyrics

great compositions/performances: Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture Op.21 by Masur, LGO (1997)

Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture Op.21 by Masur, LGO (1997)

this pressed for…”Wake up and start thinking people”: Nato and UN seek calm over Turkish downing of Russian jet | World news | The Guardian

Turkmen militiamen in Syria claimed to have shot the pilots as they descended on parachutes from the stricken Su-24 bomber. The Turkmen rebels, who are supported by Ankara and who have been the target of earlier Russian bombing, broadcast a video of what appeared to be a dead Russian pilot.The rebels also posted footage appearing to show one of their missiles destroying a helicopter while it was on the ground, which they said was a Russian aircraft sent to rescue the downed Su-24 crew, although it was not possible to verify the footage.A Russian military spokesman later said one of the rescue helicopters had been forced to make an emergency landing after being hit by fire from the ground and a marine on board had been killed.Within hours of the jet’s downing, the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, announced the first reprisal, warning Russian tourists not to go to Turkey, a potentially significant loss of revenue for Ankara. Lavrov compared the terrorist threat there to Egypt, where a Russian airliner was brought down by a bomb earlier this month, and he cancelled a planned trip to Ankara on Wednesday.Mute Current Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:53Loaded: 0%Progress: 0cebookTwitterPinterestRussia cancels Turkey meeting and warns its citizens not to visit The Russian defence ministry said on its website that it considered the “actions of the Turkish air force as an unfriendly act”, adding that it was “designing a complex of measures directed to respond such incidents”. In his remarks, Putin complained in particular that Turkey had contacted its Nato allies before getting in touch with Moscow, “as if we shot down their plane and not they ours”. Analysis Is Vladimir Putin right to label Turkey ‘accomplices of terrorists’?The relationship hinted at by Russian leader after warplane was shot down is a complex one, and includes links between senior Isis figures and Turkish officials Read more Ankara summoned an emergency meeting of Nato ambassadors in the North Atlantic Council on Tuesday evening to share information about the incident. However, the Turkish government stopped short of calling the meeting under article 4 of the alliance’s founding treaty, which would have represented a more formal response to a threat to a member state’s territorial integrity and security.Turkey said one of its US-made F-16 fighters fired on the Russian plane when it entered Turkish airspace after having been warned on its approach to the Turkish border.In a letter to the British ambassador to the United Nations, currently serving as the president of the UN security council, the Turkish government wrote: “This morning, two Su-24 planes have approached Turkish national airspace in Yayladaga/Hatay region. The planes in question have been warned 10 times during a period of five minutes via ‘emergency’ channels and asked to change their headings south immediately. Disregarding these warnings, both planes, at an altitude of 19,000 feet violated Turkish airspace to a depth of 1.36 miles and 1.15 miles for 17 seconds from 9.24.05 local time.

Source: Nato and UN seek calm over Turkish downing of Russian jet | World news | The Guardian

great compositions/performances: Edvard Grieg – Peer Gynt Suites – 1 and 2 Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE Guillermo Garcia Calvo – Conductor

Edvard Grieg – Peer Gynt  Suites 1 / 2

FABULOUS RENDITIONS: VALENTINA LISITSA, PLAYS F. Schubert, Schwanengesang #7 Ständchen (Liszt) come over see why it’s fabulous!)

F. Schubert, Schwanengesang #7 Ständchen (Liszt)

great compositions/performances: Carlos Kleiber – Johann Strauss II – Frühlingsstimmen (“Voices of Spring”) Op. 410

Carlos Kleiber – Johann Strauss II – Frühlingsstimmen (“Voices of Spring”) Op. 410

great compositions/performances: The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra – Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069

The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra – Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069

historic musical bits: Bernstein conducts – Academic Festival Overture, by Brahms

Bernstein – Academic Festival Overture (Brahms)

today’s birthday: Boris Karloff (1887)

Boris Karloff (1887)

London native William Henry Pratt adopted the stage name Boris Karloff while touring as an actor in Canada. After settling in Hollywood in 1919, he began acting in silent films and achieved stardom playing the monster in Frankenstein (1931). Thereafter typecast as a horror movie villain, Karloff went on to appear in more than 100 films. His most famous television performance was in the 1966 animated special How the Grinch Stole Christmas, in which he voiced which characters? More… Discuss

Fabulous renditions: Itzhak Perlman – Bach Partita Nº 2, BWV 1004

Itzhak Perlman – Bach Partita Nº 2, BWV 1004

today Birthday: Louis Daguerre (1787)

Louis Daguerre (1787)

Originally a scene painter for the opera, Daguerre was a French inventor who devised one of the first practical photographic processes—the daguerreotype. He, in collaboration with Nicéphore Niépce, found that a permanent image could be formed on a silver iodide-coated copper plate if it was exposed to light, then fumed with mercury vapor and fixed by a solution of common salt. His daguerreotype process was announced in 1839 at the Academy of Sciences. Who acquired the patent for the invention? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Steamboat Willie Released (1928)

Steamboat Willie Released (1928)

In 1928, Walt Disney created cartoon icon Mickey Mouse, who made his debut in the silent film Plane Crazy. That same year, Mickey also appeared in Steamboat Willie, written and directed by Disney and animator Ub Iwerks. An immediate hit, the film was Disney’s first attempt at using sound and the first fully synchronized sound cartoon. Music is prominently featured, and Mickey first appears in the film whistling the song Steamboat Bill. Who provided the voice for Mickey? More… Discuss

today’s birthday: Martin Scorsese (1942)

Martin Scorsese (1942)

Scorsese is an American film director whose movies often deal with violent and obsessive aspects of modern America and the themes of sin and redemption. He won critical attention for his film Mean Streets in 1973 and went on to make a number of acclaimed films, including Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, and The Departed, for which he finally received the Academy Award for best director. What vocation did Scorsese pursue before attending film school? More… Discuss

Secrets of Fatima by Mother Angilica

Secrets of Fatima by Mother Angilica

Rosary Luminous – Mother Angelica (Let’s pray for Paris, for peace, for our right to be Christians, for wisdom to understand that we’re praying for)

Rosary Luminous – Mother Angelica

AMÁLIA canta ” AVÉ MARIA FADISTA ” de Gabriel de Oliveira e Música: Vianinha

Forever Music: Sous le ciel de Paris_Edith Piaf

Sous le ciel de Paris_Edith Piaf

Petula Clark Downtown. original version

Bolero (Gergiev)

Bolero (Gergiev)

Introducing YouTube Music

Introducing YouTube Music

this pressed: Atentate în Franța. Ce simbol s-a răspândit cu repeziciune pe rețelele sociale

Vezi imaginea pe Twitter

comentarii, Un turn Eiffel simplificat, înconjurat de un cerc negru: ‘Peace for Paris’ (Pace pentru Paris), un desen realizat imediat după atentatele de la Paris de către un tânăr desenator francez, s-a răspândit cu repeziciune pe rețelele sociale sâmbătă.

“Ascultam la radio noaptea trecută și prima mea reacție a fost să desenez și să împărtășesc acest lucru”, a declarat pentru AFP Jean Jullien, desenator francez de 32 de ani care trăiește la Londra.

“A fost spontan, am vrut să fac ceva care poate fi util oamenilor”, a spus el.

“Având în vedere violența atacurilor (care au făcut 128 morți), simbolul +Peace and Love+ se impunea. Tehnica a fost destul de simplă, cu Turnul Eiffel, simbolul Parisului. Cele două simboluri sunt strâns legate”, a explicat el.

Jean Jullien a publicat pentru prima dată simbolul pe site-ul său ( înainte de a-l posta pe contul său de Twitter la scurt timp după miezul nopții ( Postarea a fost distribuită de peste 45.000 de ori
și a constituit subiectul a peste 76.000 de noi postări pe Twitter.

La 7 ianuarie, după ce s-a aflat despre atacul criminal împotriva săptămânalului satiric Charlie Hebdo (soldat cu 12 morți), sloganul ‘Je suis Charlie’ s-a răspândit ca fulgerul. Autorul lui a fost Joachim Roncin, director artistic și jurnalist muzical la revista gratuită Stylist, care a publicat logoul cu litere albe pe fond negru pe contul său de Twitter în mai puțin de o oră după atac.



Source: Atentate în Franța. Ce simbol s-a răspândit cu repeziciune pe rețelele sociale

Historic musical bits: #PrayersForParis Imagine – The Beatles – John Lennon

Imagine – The Beatles – John Lennon

Freaks(1932) – Gooble Gobble! One of Us!

Freaks(1932) – Gooble Gobble! One of Us!

great compositions/performances: Elmer Bernstein – To Kill A Mockingbird Suite (Music from Films)

Elmer Bernstein – To Kill A Mockingbird Suite

Fabulous renditions: Scriabin Poeme Op.41 Valentina Lisitsa

Scriabin Poeme Op.41 Valentina Lisitsa

Fabulous renditions: Scriabin Polonaise Op.21 Valentina Lisitsa

Scriabin Polonaise Op.21 Valentina Lisitsa

Fabulous Renditions: Scriabin Poème Satanique Op.36 Valentina Lisitsa

Scriabin Poème Satanique Op.36 Valentina Lisitsa

historic musical bits: Itzhak Perlman – Beethoven Violin Concerto – Daniel Barenboim

Itzhak Perlman – Beethoven Violin Concerto – Daniel Barenboim

today’s birthday: Hedy Lamarr (1913)

Hedy Lamarr (1913)

Lamarr was an Austrian-American actress known primarily for her beauty and her successful film career—including her role as Delilah in Cecil B. DeMille’s Samson and Delilah. However, she also co-invented an early form of spread spectrum encoding—intended to make radio-guided torpedoes harder to detect or jam—in the 1940s with her neighbor, composer George Antheil. They patented the technology in 1942, but it did not come into use until later. Who introduced Lamarr to military technology? More… Discuss

today’s birthday: Margaret Mitchell (1900)

Margaret Mitchell (1900)

After working as a journalist, Mitchell spent 10 years writing her only novel: Gone with the Wind, a romantic, panoramic portrait of the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods from the white Southern point of view. The book, which earned Mitchell the Pulitzer Prize, is one of the most popular novels in the history of American publishing, and its film adaptation was also extraordinarily successful. Whose stories gave Mitchell insight into the Civil War-era South? More… Discuss

fabulous musical renditions: Freiburger Mozart-Orchester, Michael Erren,Valentina Lisitsa

Freiburger Mozart-Orchester, Michael Erren,Valentina Lisitsa

Best musical collections: Mozart – Symphonies No. 25, 29, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41 Wiener Philharmoniker Leonard Bernstein

Mozart – Symphonies No. 25, 29, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41 (Bernstein)

historic musical bits: MOZART Symphony No 40 in G minor, KV550, LEONARD BERNSTEIN|Boston Symphony Orchestra

MOZART Symphony No 40 in G minor KV550 LEONARD BERNSTEIN

historic musical bits: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 / Bernstein · New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 / Bernstein · New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Humphrey DeForest Bogart (Humphrey Bogart Wins Best Actor: 1952 Oscars – Oscars-YouTube)

Humphrey DeForest Bogart

Bogart, posthumously named the Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute, was an Academy Award-winning actor whose accomplishments in the film industry are recognized worldwide. Though Bogart began acting in theater, he is best known for his work in films like The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca. He became an international cult figure through his roles as a tough, romantic loner, appearing in 75 feature motion pictures. How many times was Bogart married? More… Discuss

Humphrey Bogart Wins Best Actor: 1952 Oscars:  The African Queen

Best compositions/performances: Dvořák Symphony No 9 “New World” Sergiu Celibidache (Bio.) , Münchner Philharmoniker, 1991

Dvořák Symphony No 9 “New World” Sergiu Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker, 1991

THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: I Love Lucy Premieres (1951)

I Love Lucy Premieres (1951)

In 1951, Lucille Ball became one of the first movie stars—and the first woman—to headline a television series. The prototypical situation comedy, I Love Lucy became a spectacular success, showcasing Ball’s comic energy, flair for slapstick, and chemistry with her co-star and real-life husband, Desi Arnaz, as they portrayed the zany middle-class couple Lucy and Ricky Ricardo. The program is still syndicated today. What word was once prohibited from being used on I Love Lucy? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Film Icon James Dean Killed in Car Crash (1955)

Film Icon James Dean Killed in Car Crash (1955)

Though he would become one of the most iconic actors in the history of Hollywood, Dean starred in only three movies—East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, and Giant. The moody actor was acclaimed as the epitome of the mid-1950s, representing the alienated American youth of the time. In 1955, his career and life were cut short when he was killed in a highway crash while driving his Porsche to compete in a racing event. He was just 24. What “curse” is associated with his death? More… Discuss

Rie Sinclair – No Way Out (“Vampire Diaries” Season 2, Episode 10.)

Rie Sinclair – No Way Out

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Paul Klee

Paul Klee

Paul Klee was a Swiss painter, graphic artist, art theorist, and violinist. His early introduction to music played a large role in the way he approached his art and its imagery. Klee often varied the media and style in which he worked and produced over 10,000 works before his death. He also taught at the Bauhaus school of art and architecture with his friend and fellow artist Wassily Kandinsky. During WWI, Klee served in the German army; what was his job? More… Discuss