Announcement …. “‘Tis The Season … “


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~~December 9, 2015~~ 

ON A LIGHTER NOTE

I’m going to be away from this spot, “It Is What It Is“, for a few days. I won’t have full access to a PC or laptop.

I still have the capacity to keep an eye on what happens in the blogosphere while I’m away.

I’m not able to just disconnect, particularly with what is going on in our world at this time.

There are so many problems, issues, conflicts, injustices, bigotry, destruction, killing, wars ….. We need to stay informed and educated about “happenings“.

I will leave you today with a message.

As noted above, we won’t find peace until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, as Mr. Sweitzer noted.

‘Tis the season …

We are all in this together. Be kind to on another.

HortyRex©

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~Tumbling~

GLOBAL HEALING BEGINS WITHIN

(Song for Humanity)

~Published on Oct 23, 2015~

A song that campaigns humanity and word peace.

The footage was taken from various sources who also campaign humanity and world peace.

Thank you for watching and remember … be kind to one another.

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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!! 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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On a day like today …. “Thirty five years ago … his life was taken”!!


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~~December 8, 2015~~ 

JOHN WINSTON LENNON

This day, 35 years ago, marks the passing of English singer
and songwriter and former member of The Beatles, John Lennon.
(Born John Winston Lennon; Oct. 9, 1940 – 8 Dec.19, 80)

John Lennon was an English musician who gained worldwide fame as one of the members of the Beatles, for his subsequent solo career, and for his political activism and pacifism.

He was shot by “a deranged American gunman” (I refuse to use his name) in the archway of the building where he lived, The Dakota, in New York City on 8 December 1980.

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Lennon had just returned from Record Plant Studio with his wife, Yoko Ono.

After sustaining four fatal gunshot wounds, Lennon was pronounced dead on arrival at Roosevelt Hospital. He was 40 years old.

At the hospital, it was stated that nobody could have lived for more than a few minutes after sustaining such injuries. Shortly after local news stations reported Lennon’s death, crowds gathered at Roosevelt Hospital and in front of the Dakota.

Lennon was cremated on 10 December 1980 at the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York. The ashes were given to Ono, who chose not to hold a funeral for him.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_John_Lennon

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~~Imagine~~

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John Lennon

(Official Video)

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To start the day …. “Emily Estefan …. All Grown Up and Ready to Follow in Mom’s Musical Footsteps”!!


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~~December 6, 2015~~

EMILY ESTEFAN

I’ve followed this family since their early days in Miami.

I know their story and how Gloria came to be the main singer of Miami Sound Machine. The band became a huge hit in the Latin community. Then Gloria “crossed over” into the American mainstream music scene.

It was all then about Gloria.

I remember their hits, I have all the CD and concert videos. I couldn’t forget the harrowing time of the bus crash, her fractured back, her rescue, her recovery, her rehab and her comeback … that blue dress singing “Coming Out of the Dark”.

And the rest is history!

In their personal lives, they had Nayib and finally a daughter, Emily. Her name honors her dad Emilio.

I’ve seen Emily dab here and there in music. She has it in her genes, her internal makeup and her talent has grown.

She has released an awesome video with an absolutely on target message.

Kudos, Emily!

Enjoy!

HortyRex©

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They sure grow up so fast!

If you ask Gloria Estefan, it feels like yesterday when her daughter Emily was a baby backstage at her sold-out concerts. Fast-forward to today and the 21-year-old college sophomore is totally grown up and ready to rock out on her own.

“I always think about it as a double-edge sword,” Emily shared on Today’s show when asked about following the same career as her mom. “I don’t even understand that saying because doesn’t a sword have one edge?”

She continued, “But the reality is they’re amazing golden footsteps to follow in so my biggest fear now is just being able to do the past justice.”

“I know that must people I know believe in me for my talent and for what I stand for but there’s always a doubt in my mind because there is no way of knowing when you are a descendant of the Conga Queen.”

As her parents focus on their Broadway musical appropriately titled “On Your Feet,” Emily is ready to prove she herself can turn the beat around. And yes, she’ll do it while wearing mama’s clothes.

“When I want to go shopping, I just go to the warehouse and grab her clothes,” Emily admitted while wearing Gloria’s retro pants and T-shirt. As they like to say, like mother, like daughter.

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http://www.eonline.com/news/650791/gloria-estefan-s-daughter-is-all-grown-up-and-ready-to-follow-in-mom-s-musical-footsteps-watch-now

http://www.today.com/series/viva-today/gloria-estefans-daughter-emily-wants-do-past-justice-music-career-t17671

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“F*CK TO BE”

Singer Emily Estefan, the Miami Beach daughter of Gloria and Emilio, on Thursday released a music video in which she expresses her point of view to a ‘sterile and ominous’ world: F#ck To Be.

F#ck To Be prominently focuses on male and female gender roles and stereotypes.

On November 3, Emily Estefan released her brand new video F#ck To Be. The concept behind the video shows Emily discovering and noticing a world that it is not what she expected instead it is very sterile and ominous.

“There are two POVs in the video, it is either what I see or what the mirror sees. It is me against the mirror. The mirror being expectations that I carry of myself, or what people expect me to be. I’m combatting the mirror, “ says Estefan.

F#ck to Be will be the first single from her forthcoming full length CD, Take Whatever You Want. Emily wrote, recorded, produced and performed her full album at Fairy Light Studios (her own studio in her college apartment in Boston, MA).

“Many people think I am saying “F” everything or everything sucks, but that is not true. I go in and out of these very different looks in the video that I don’t necessarily like for myself, but that doesn’t mean that I frown upon them, it just means that it is not me” said Estefan.

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http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/gay-south-florida/article47735185.html

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YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIKmZV_aJQx7-vY3_pDDHEw

Facebook 

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Twitter

Instragram

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~F#ck To Be Music Video~

Clean Version 

~Published on Dec 3, 2015~

Emily Estefan
F#ck To Be – Clean Version

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~F#ck To Be Music Video~

Explicit Version

Published on Dec 3, 2015

Emily Estefan
F#ck To Be – Explicit

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At the end of the day …. “It’s Friday …. Let’s Party”!!


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~~December 4, 2015~~ 

UPTOWN FUNK

*Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars*

It’s Friday.

It’s been a long week.

The weekend has already started.

It’s 5:30 PM local time.

The bell has rung, we are out …. a few days to recover from the weekly routine.

Love the song: Uptown Funk. Love the movies … old and new.

Here’s a way to let your hair down, relax, enjoy the company of friends and party!!

If you are by yourself, these videos will surely perk you up.

See how many of them you can recognize.

There a little bit for everyone.

Enjoy!

HortyRex©

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~66 Old Movie Dance Scenes Mashup~

(Mark Ronson-Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars)

~Published on Oct 6, 2015~

If you like this video, please support these film preservation charities:
The British Film Institute, https://www.bfi.org.uk/filmisfragile/
The George Eastman Museum, http://eastman.org/donate

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UPF

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~100 Movies Dance Scenes Mashup~

(Mark Ronson-Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars)

~Published on Sep 10, 2015~

Back to school with What’s the Mashup!
To celebrate, here’s a mashup of 100 scenes of dance made in Hollywood and elsewhere !!
Can you identify the 100 movies?

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To start the day …. “Adele’s Hello: Southern University Marching Band & Dancing Dolls”!!


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~~December 4, 2015~~ 

OUTSTANDING COVER

Adele’s “Hello”

Before going into the actual post, I must confess that I have totally fallen in love with Adele’s new musical project.

I have been listening to her new CD “25” and must say that I’m totally taken by it.

I know I’m not the only one because everything seems to be Adele nowadays. She was on a visit to New York City and hit all the major talk and late night shows. She appeared on Jimmy Fallon and was hilarious.

She also filmed a TV special for NBS which will air December 14 at 10 PM. One show that I will surely record and watch at my leisure.

Ellen DeGeneres made a parody of her “Hello” which was quite entertaining. Heather Rooney, an incredible illustrator, painted a colored pencil picture of Adele.

I found this video, a rendition of Adele’s “Hello” by the Southern University Marching Band and the Dancing Dolls.

Amazing! Hope you enjoy!

HortyRex©

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Southern University Marching Band’s Outstanding Cover

By COLLEEN ANNEK

December 3, 2015

Southern University, “of Baton Rouge, not New Orleans: this distinction is incredibly important” as noted by USA Today, takes on Grambling State in the Bayou Classic every year, this year having been the 42nd face-off between the teams, according to the Bayou Classic’s website.

Southern University competed in the Bayou Classic Battle of the Bands on November 27, 2015, and they came to impress. With a stacked horns section, the band covered Adele’s chart-topping single ‘Hello’ with unparalleled power as the Dancing Dolls accompanied the band from the field.

Record-breaking ‘Hello,’ which is currently one of the most popular songs in the country (it has been at the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 list for five weeks now) was the perfect card for Southern University’s marching band to play.

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While Adele’s power-ballad might not be the first thing you think of when considering marching band music, the orchestration of the original track leaves plenty of room for the song to be adapted to a full marching band arrangement. The resulting harmonies are out of this world — just make sure you don’t have the volume turned up too high, these horn players mean serious business.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://sfglobe.com/2015/12/02/southern-university-marching-band-s-outstanding-cover-of-adeles-hello/

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~~RELATED~~ 

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2015/10/29/at-the-end-of-the-day-ellen-degeneres-on-the-phone-with-adele-drake-and-lionel-ritchie/

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2015/12/03/at-the-end-of-the-day-heather-rooney-drawing-adele/

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2015/11/25/at-the-end-of-the-day-adele-jimmy-fallon-and-the-roots-hello/

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~~Southern University Marching Band & Dancing Dolls~~

“Hello” by Adele

~~Published on Nov 27, 2015~~

Bayou Classic Battle of The Bands 2015!

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At the end of the day …. “Adele, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots: Hello”!!


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~~November 25, 2015~~ 

HELLO …. ANOTHER VERSION

Watch Adele, Jimmy Fallon, Roots Sing ‘Hello’ With Classroom Instruments

Tonight Show’ supergroup perform chart-topping ballad with melodica, tambourine, toy xylophone, kazoos

By Ryan Reed

Adele’s “Hello,” a chart-topping ballad from her record-breaking new LP, 25, is already one of her most intimate singles. But the singer achieves a new level of intimacy with this Tonight Show rendition of the poignant track, backed by Jimmy Fallon and the Roots on classroom instruments.

Crammed into a small space, the supergroup fleshes out Adele’s croon with melodica, tambourine, wood block, toy xylophone, bongos, a banana shaker and kazoos.

Joining in on the silliness, the singer fakes a cell phone call, channeling the long-distance melancholy of the lyrics.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-adele-fallon-roots-sing-hello-with-classroom-instruments-20151125#ixzz3sXHIaYMj

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~Jimmy Fallon, Adele & The Roots Sing “Hello”~

(w/Classroom Instruments)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

~Published on Nov 24, 2015~

Adele joins Jimmy and The Roots in the Tonight Show Music Room to perform “Hello” with classroom instruments. Instrument list below:

Adele – vocals, flip phone
Jimmy Fallon – wood block, huge bass drum, Casio keyboard
Questlove – hand clappers, orange shaker
Kamal Gray – xylophone
James Poyser – melodica
Captain Kirk – ukulele
Tuba Gooding Jr. – kazoo, banana shaker
Mark Kelley – kazoo
Frank Knuckles – bongos
Black Thought – tambourine

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To start the day …. “Bindi and Derek: Winners of DWTS Season 21″!!


 

~~November 25, 2015~~ 

AND THE WINNERS ARE ….. 

Bindi Irwin wins Dancing with the Stars with performance dedicated to father

I’m a very happy camper.

I’m so very happy that Bindi and Derek won the mirrored trophy. Their effort, dedication, talent and energy showed throughout Season 21.

Bindi is a a breath of fresh air, poor unabashed joy.

Her love of her family shone through the 11 weeks that the show lasted.

I’m excited for her and Derek.

I will miss waiting for every Monday to watch the “next dance”. Thank you Bindi, thank you Derek.

Unforgettable season.

HortyRex©

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The 17-year-old daughter of Steve Irwin says show has ‘changed her life’ as she is announced winner of the US reality show with partner Derek Hough. They triumphed in the final of the reality TV show on Tuesday night, November 25, 2015.
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The pair got a perfect score of 30 for their final dance routine and brought audience members to tears.

“Thank you so much for everything.

I can’t believe I’m here.

Thank you for changing my life,” Irwin said.

Irwin, who like her her father Steve Irwin works as a conservationist and a TV presenter, has been impressing audiences with her dancing flair during the past three months.

Steve Irwin died in 2006 after a stingray stuck its barb into his heart, and his daughter’s final Dancing with the Stars performance on Monday, November 23, 2015,  was dedicated to him.

First she and Hough danced quickstep to Dr. Bones, by Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, and then moved to a freestyle dance to Footprints in the Sand, by Leona Lewis.

In a video intro to the dance, Hough said: “It reminds me of where you’re from and your dad always being there no matter what.”

Irwin said: “I’ve tried to just remember his strength, knowing that Dad is kind of still with me.”

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2015/nov/25/bindi-irwin-wins-dancing-with-the-stars-with-performance-dedicated-to-father

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~~Cha Cha -Argentine Tango Fusion Week 11~~

DWTS Season 21 Week 11 Part 2

~Published on Nov 24, 2015~

Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough Dance Cha Cha – Argentine Tango Fusion –
(Mirrorball Finale)

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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!!

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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