Stevie Riks one man's entire show on the Beatles... Riks' specialities are impersonations of musicians from the 1960s and 1970s although he has branched off into other areas such as impersonating football personalities as well.
The revival and the short new version of Dear Prudence by an amazing Cartoonist!
"Dear Prudence" is a song written by John Lennon, and credited to Lennon–McCartney. It was released by the Beatles as the second track on their 1968 double-disc album entitled The Beatles, commonly known as The White Album. Written in India, the song was inspired by Prudence Farrow, a sister of actress Mia Farrow, who became obsessive about meditating while practicing with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Claude Debussy music is celebrated for its afferent element and frequent avoidance of musical notation. the style of this period was known as symbolism, a movement that directly inspired him as a composer and as an active cultural contributor.
Claude Debussy "Clair de lune" by Angela Hewitt
Angela Hewitt performs a live concert for the Royal Conservatory of Music at Toronto's Koerner Hall
The perfect mood to end my day since it's also raining outside but it doesn't look as good as in this amazing video, calmness after the rain!
The calm after rain
Josep says: "Finally, after a cold and dry winter, the rain has come and spring begins to explode. I hope this year will not have to regret the fire, which had begun already with extreme hardness, throughout our country. I made this film with a Canon EOS 7D and 18-135 IS lens."
Interesting view on the Ocean for National Geographic a commercial made by Dan Blank!
"PSA produced for National Geographic. I was lead artist under creative directors Will Campbell & Will Johnson at Gentleman Scholar. The other artists and I had to work fast, and completed the spot in under two weeks."
This is the best 11 minutes spent on youtube... the entertainment is smooth and relaxing!
Marton seems that he has been drumming forever and holds the band's beat perfectly nice.. . Frederic is really into a trance as a bassist! Maude as well seems to enjoy the party; her fingers run on the keyboard with such agility, and last and not least Lysandre strongly holds the entire tune with the trumpet and her unique voice, nothing else can be more enjoyable and right out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada!!
Missessatchmo | October 13, 2010
Voici un bon 10 minutes d'extraits du spectacle de Misses Satchmo capté au Quai des Brumes en septembre 2010 par Alexandre Lampron. Lysandre Champagne trompette et voix, Maude Alain-Gendreau au piano, Frédéric Pauze à la contrebasse et Marton Maderspach à la caisse-claire.
The most amusing and dense Flashmob I have seen was in Vancouver during the Olympic Games!!
Here's a short view of it, but I have saved up many gathering on my youtube site!!
Flash mobs began as a form of performance art, it is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and pointless act for a brief time, then quickly disperse. The term flash mob is generally applied only to gatherings organized via telecommunications, social media, or viral emails.
The term is generally not applied to events organized by public relations firms, protests, and publicity stunts.
[Official] imagine1day's Dancing in the Streets Flashmob | Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010
The first flash mob was created in Manhattan in May 2003, by Bill Wasik, senior editor of Harper's Magazine.
The origins of the flash mobs were unknown until Wasik published an article about his creation in the March 2006 edition of Harper's. The first attempt was unsuccessful after the targeted retail store was tipped off about the plan for people to gather. Wasik avoided such problems during the second flash mob, which occurred on June 3, 2003 at Macy's department store, by sending participants to preliminary staging areas – in four prearranged Manhattan bars – where they received further instructions about the ultimate event and location just before the event began.
More than 100 people converged upon the ninth floor rug department of the store, gathering around an expensive rug. Anyone approached by a sales assistant was advised to say that the gatherers lived together in a warehouse on the outskirts of New York, that they were shopping for a "love rug", and that they made all their purchase decisions as a group.
Subsequently, 200 people flooded the lobby and mezzanine of the Hyatt hotel in synchronized applause for about 15 seconds, and a shoe boutique in SoHo was invaded by participants pretending to be tourists on a bus trip.
Wasik claimed that he created flash mobs as a social experiment designed to poke fun at hipsters and to highlight the cultural atmosphere of conformity and of wanting to be an insider or part of "the next big thing". The Vancouver Sun wrote, "It may have backfired on him... [Wasik] may instead have ended up giving conformity a vehicle that allowed it to appear nonconforming."
Köln, 29.08.2009 - Zu Ehren von Michael Jackson haben wir am Tag seines Geburtstags mit rund 100 Leuten nach dem Vorbild Stockholms einen Thriller Dance Flashmob an drei Orten (Hauptbahnhof, Schildergasse, Domplatte) in Köln gestartet... mit anschließendem Fangesang .. und gemeinsamer Feier.. es war super, vielen Dank an alle die dabei waren! ||| A hundred people performed Thriller as a Flashmob honoring Michael Jackson on his birthday - encouraged by Stockholm's shining example. It was a lot of fun, thanks to everyone dancing and cheering!
A huge oarfish was caught on camera in the Gulf of Mexico, giving scientists a rare glimpse of the bizarre fish in its native deep sea habitat. Researcher Mark Benfield describes the fish, a likely inspiration for the sea serpent myth.
Laura Fygi is a Dutch singer, born August 27, 1955 in Amsterdam, for the first eight years of her life, she lived with her parents in South America. She is the daughter of a Dutch father (a manager at Philips) and an Egyptian mother.
Tell Me All About It - Laura Fygi & Michael Franks
The elegant Dutch beauty Laura Fygi is a star in Europe, where she occupies the same space that Diana Krall inhabits in North America. This is a sparkling mix of jazz-flecked standard and bossa nova. Michael Franks duets with Fygi on his own "Tell Me All About It."
Tell Me All About It - Laura Fygi and Michael Franks (1994)
VIDEO with the song: http://youtu.be/n7t7GIjpyaE
Between 1987 and 1991, Laura Fygi was a member of one of the most popular Dutch girl-bands, Centerfold. During performances, the ladies dressed themselves in sexy lingerie. They had hits in the Netherlands and all over Europe. In Japan, they were considered famous.
In 1991, the ladies of Centerfold stopped performing and Laura (together with Rowan Moore) started a band called The Backlot. After one performance in Dutch theatre Paradiso, an album was expected, but Mercury Records had already asked Laura to make a solo album. This first album of hers was called Introducing (album), produced by Ruud Jacobs. On this album, she was accompanied by famous Belgian musician Jean 'Toots' Thielemans. Most of the songs on the album are jazz.
President Ford was respected world wide. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
President Gerald Ford was an accomplished gentleman, the last bastion of familial stability in a crisis-ridden nation; an avuncular figure who understood that "greatness" inheres more in human warmth and thoughtfulness than the reckless flexure of one's muscles simply because one had muscles. His class gave the presidency a legitimacy which has only been equalled by two other men since: former president Jimmy Carter and former president Bill Clinton. He came at a time when the country needed to return to some kind of peace. After the Viet Nam war and Watergate, the country needed that kind of president. He worked to bring the country together 30 years later, we need a president like that more than ever, rather than the partitionist and a warmonger we have now.
Nation's capital to pay honors to Ford
By CALVIN WOODWARD and LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press Writers
The hallmarks of a presidential funeral, a rare and solemn spectacle, began to fall into place Wednesday as the nation mourned the death of Gerald R. Ford, the 38th president, and prepared to accord his memory the capital's highest honors.