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Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks Op 28, Richard Strauss, Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra, 4/29/2014


Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks Op 28, Richard Strauss, Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra, 4/29/2014

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Today’s Birthday: Reggie White (1961)


Today’s Birthday

Reggie White (1961)

Affectionately nicknamed the “Minister of Defense,” a reference to his two very different careers, White was an ordained Baptist minister and a professional football player. The defensive lineman played in the National Football League for 15 seasons between 1985 and 2000, in that time leading the Green Bay Packers to two Super Bowls, including one victory, and claiming the league record for sacks. How was White affected by a rash of church arsons in the mid-90s? More… Discuss

today’s holiday: African World Festival


African World Festival

The African World Festival is a cultural festival held annually on the third weekend of August in Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, the African World Festival includes entertainment, arts, education, and cultural exhibits. Traditional African dancers and drummers perform, and musicians entertain audiences with various styles of African-influenced music. The African Family Village offers arts, crafts, games, spoken word performances, and music for families with children. More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Jimmy Hoffa Disappears from a Detroit Parking Lot (1975)


Jimmy Hoffa Disappears from a Detroit Parking Lot (1975)

Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, was an influential US labor leader with alleged ties to the Mafia. He led with brawn and charisma and made toughness his policy—whether dealing with management or with rival unions. In 1964, he was convicted of jury tampering and fraud and sentenced to 13 years in jail, but President Richard Nixon commuted his sentence in 1971. Hoffa’s unexplained disappearance in 1975 prompted decades of speculation. What evidence surfaced in 2001? More… Discuss

Bad Pass Lands Man in Jail


Bad Pass Lands Man in Jail

Let this story be a lesson to any would-be contraband smugglers—do not try to toss a football filled with heroin, marijuana, tobacco, cell phones, and chargers over a prison fence unless you are certain you have the arm for it. A young man in Michigan is now behind bars and facing contraband charges after allegedly attempting this feat and failing, his football landing short between two fences at a state prison rather than in the inmates’ exercise yard. Not only did the boneheaded criminal fail to make his delivery, but he also attempted it in full view of one of the prison’s guards and was quickly apprehended. More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Henry Ford Test-Drives His First Vehicle (1896)


Henry Ford Test-Drives His First Vehicle (1896)

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Controversial but undeniably influential, Ford was an American engineer who is widely credited with developing the world’s first modern assembly line used in mass production. In the 1880s, the first “horseless carriages” hit the streets, and Ford, future founder of the Ford Motor Company, found himself inspired to build one of his own. In 1896, he produced his first self-propelled vehicle, the Quadricycle, which ran on an ethanol-powered engine and four bicycle wheels. How much did it sell for? More… Discuss

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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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FABULOUS COMPOSERS/COMPOSITIONS: 2013-03-10 Detroit Symphony Civic Philharmonic Orchestra – Civic Family Experience II



0:00 An Outdoor OvertureAaron Copland
10:02 Bloom – Steven Bryant; 
19:08 – Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op.43, Finale – Jean Sibelius.

Music performed by the Detroit Symphony Civic Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Thompson, at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit, Michigan, on March 10, 2013.

 

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Chabrier – Paul Paray, DSO (1960) – Suite Pastorale



Detroit Symphonic Orchestra !!
0:00 : Idylle 
4:04 : Danse villageoise
8:24 : Sous-Bois
11:22 : Scherzo-Valse