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!

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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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~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!

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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 …. “GMA: P!nk’s big announcement”!!


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~~November 30, 2015~~ 

UNICEF AMBASSADOR

‘The fire was lit because I’m a mama!’

Pink reveals her new role as a UNICEF ambassador on Good Morning America

Pink has been appointed a UNICEF ambassador.

And the proud pop star appeared on Good Morning America on Monday to share her big news.

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The 36-year-old singer – who shares three-year-old daughter, Willow with husband Carey Hart – will focus on children’s health initiatives, including fighting global malnutrition, which impacts 159 million children.

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She will also join in the campaign to inspire youngsters to lead healthier lives in the US, saying: ‘The fire was lit, obviously, because I’m a mama.

‘Statistically, one in four kids in the U.S. are inactive. And I’m all about fitness and health and positivity.’

The proud star took to Twitter to share the news with her 27.3 million followers saying:

‘I’m on @GMA today and officially a @UNICEFUSA Ambassador! Proud to put #childrenfirst & be part of the #UNICEFKidPower Team’

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

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3339723/Pink-reveals-new-role-UNICEF-ambassador-Good-Morning-America.html#ixzz3t1bgYSSi

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~P!nk’s big announcement on Good Morning America~

~Published on Nov 30, 2015~

Good Morning America: Robin Roberts and P!NK

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #397 …. “Derek and the Irwins”!!


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~~November 28, 2015~~ 

A PROUD MOMENT FOR ALL

Bindi Irwin wins ‘Dancing With the Stars’

I love this picture!

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‘My life has been changed’

She’s been the favorite to win since the first week of the competition , and now Bindi Irwin is the official dancing queen of “Dancing With the Stars.”

“Oh, my God! We won!” she exclaimed Tuesday night after beating out her biggest dance-floor rival, Nick Carter.

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Terri Irwin,  Robert Irwin … and now, Derek Hough

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ABC Television

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A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

~IN HER OWN WORDS~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3334804/Bindi-Irwin-cuddles-lookalike-brother-heads-home-following-DWTS-win.html

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To start the day …. “Céline Dion: Hymne à l’amour Tribute to Paris”!!


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~~November 24, 2015~~ 

HYMNE A L’AMOUR

(Edith Piaf Classic)

Celine Dion sings L’Hymne a L’Amour in tribute to Paris attack victims at American Music Awards 2015

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The American Music Awards took a sombre turn on Sunday when Celine Dion sang in tribute to the victims of Paris’s terror attacks.

The Canadian singer covered Edith Piaf’s L’Hymne a L’Amour after actor-musician Jared Leto delivered an emotional speech about the deadly events.

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Leto spoke about an impromptu show his band Thirty Seconds To Mars had performed at Le Bataclan in Paris, the scene where 89 people lost their lives in the attacks 10 days ago.

He said: “Seven months later that same venue was under siege, one of a series of attacks that changed the world forever.
“Tonight we honor the victims of the unimaginable violence that took place in Paris and around the world.

“France matters, Syria matters, Russia matters, Mali matters, the Middle East matters, the entire world matters and peace is possible.”

Introducing Dion’s performance, Leto added:

“Many of us here are the sons and daughters of immigrants and Steve Jobs, the son of a Syrian immigrant, and President Barack Obama.

“The American Music Awards wanted to show its support for the people of France and the entire world.”

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

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/news/celine-dion-hymne-a-lamour-paris-tribute/

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~Hymne à L’Amour~

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(Live at American Music Awards AMAs 2015)

~Published on Nov 22, 2015~

Celine Dion performs a heartfelt rendition of Edith Piaf’s “Hymne à L’Amour” as a tribute to all the victims of terrorists attacks.

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At the end of the day …. “The Tenors: ‘Who Wants to Live Forever?’ …. “!!


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~~November 17, 2015~~

THE CANADIAN TENORS

FEATURING LINDSEY STIRLING

The Tenors Become Vampires for ‘Who Wants To Live Forever’ Video With Lindsey Stirling

The Tenors released the new music video for “Who Wants to Live Forever” on October 28, 2015, exclusively via Billoard.com. The video – which features Lindsey Stirling – dropped just in time for Halloween.

Who Wants to Live Forever” is featured on The Tenors’ most recent release Under One Sky.

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~LYRICS~

(Instrumental Intro featuring Lindsey Stirling)

(Fraser)
There’s no time for us.
There’s no place for us.
What is this thing that builds our dreams, yet slips away from us?

(Remi)
Who wants to live forever?
Who wants to live forever? Oh,

(Clifton)
There’s no chance for us.
It’s all decided for us.
This world has only one sweet moment set aside for us.

(Victor)
Who wants to live forever?
Who dares to love forever?
Oooh, Ahh,

(Clifton)
Who dares to live forever? Woah,
When love must die.

(Instrumental break featuring Lindsey Stirling)

(Fraser/Remi)
But touch my tears with your lips
Touch my world with your fingertips

(All)
And we can have forever,
And we can love forever.
(Victor)
Forever is our today.

(All)
Who wants to live forever?
Who wants to live forever?
Forever is ours,

(Fraser)
Who wants forever anyway?

(Instrumental close featuring Lindsey Stirling)

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The Tenors (formerly known as The Canadian Tenors) are a vocal quartet consisting of Remigio Pereira, Victor Micallef, Fraser Walters and Clifton Murray. They perform operatic pop music that is a mixture of classical and pop, featuring songs such as “The Prayer” and Panis Angelicus from the former genre, and Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah from the latter.

Originating from Canada, Pereira from Ottawa/Gatineau, Micallef from Toronto, Walters from Vancouver and Murray from Port McNeil, the Tenors have performed on more than 60 international television programs. They appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show with Celine Dion in 2010, at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, at the opening ceremonies of 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and on ITV (TV network) Diamond Jubilee Show at Windsor Castle for HM Queen Elizabeth II. The venues they have performed in include the Tel Aviv Opera House, and the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. They also appeared on the 2009 Grey Cupbroadcast and on CBC Television’s Holiday Festival of Ice.

They have shared the stage with Sarah McLachlan, Neil Young, Paul Anka, Justin Bieber, Paul McCartney, Brian McKnight, David Foster and Natalie Cole.

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

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~~SOURCES~~ 

http://www.tenorsmusic.com/

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6745060/the-tenors-lindsey-stirling-who-wants-to-live-forever-video-exclusive

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Who doesn’t love a good vampire scene set in a haunted castle?

In The Tenors’ video for their cover of Queen’s “Who Wants To Live Forever,” from their latest album Under One Sky, the quartet are vampires lamenting their immortality. The clip also features violinist Lindsey Stirling who contributed to the song.

Directed by Matěj Pichler, the video was shot in a historic castle in Prague, which locals have rumored is haunted by a previous family who inhabited the space 300 years ago.

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~~Who Wants To Live Forever~~

The Tenors ft. Lindsey Stirling

Published on Oct 27, 2015

Music video by The Tenors performing Who Wants To Live Forever.

(C) 2015 Tenors Music Inc. under exclusive license to Universal Music Canada Inc.

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To start the day …. “World Peace Day 2015”!!


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“I Will Survive” ….. Gloria Gaynor!!


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~~March 11, 2015~~ 

It was 36 years ago today when Gloria Gaynor reached the top of the charts with her disco anthem, “I Will Survive“, in 1979.

I remember well. This was an anthem for me and many of my friends. 

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This female-empowerment anthem is about moving on after a bad relationship. Over the years, it has taken on meaning for people who have overcome just about any difficult situation, but for the song’s lyricist, Dino Fekaris, it was about getting fired by Motown Records, where he was a staff writer.

Says Fekaris: “They let me go after almost seven years. I was an unemployed songwriter contemplating my fate. I turned the TV on, and there it was: a song I had written for a movie theme titled Generation was playing right then (the song was performed by Rare Earth).

I took that as an omen that things were going to work out for me. I remember jumping up and down on the bed saying, ‘I’m going to make it. I’m going to be a songwriter. I will survive!”

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Gloria Gaynor (born September 7, 1949) is an American singer, best known for the disco era hits “I Will Survive” (Hot 100 number 1, 1979), “Never Can Say Goodbye” (Hot 100 number 9, 1974), “Let Me Know (I Have a Right)” (Hot 100 number 42, 1980) and “I Am What I Am” (R&B number 82, 1983).

~Early life~

Gloria Fowles was born in Newark, New Jersey, to Queenie May Proctor and Daniel Fowles. Her grandmother lived nearby and was involved in her upbringing. “There was always music in our house”, Gaynor wrote in her autobiography “I Will Survive”. She enjoyed listening to the radio, and to records by Nat King Cole and Sarah Vaughan.

Her father played the ukulele and guitar and sang professionally in nightclubs with a group called Step ‘n’ Fetchit. Her brothers sang gospel and formed a quartet with a friend. Gaynor was not allowed to sing with the all-male group, nor was her younger brother, Arthur, because he was too young. Arthur later acted as a tour manager for Gaynor.

The family was relatively poor, but Gaynor recalls the house being filled with laughter and happiness, and the dinner table being open to neighborhood friends. They moved to a housing project in 1960 and Gloria grew up as a tomboy. “All through my young life I wanted to sing, although nobody in my family knew it”, Gaynor wrote in her autobiography.

“As it appears in …. full read”

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This won the 1979 Grammy for Best Disco Recording.

It was the first and last time that the Grammys offered this category.

Gaynor sees this song as just a simple song about survival, regardless of what you have to overcome. She said: “I love the empowering effect, I love the encouraging effect. It’s a timeless lyric that addresses a timeless concern.”

In June 1998, the French football team (or as Americans call it, soccer) made this their World Cup anthem.

This song became an anthem in the gay community, but its reach extends much farther – it has been reproduced in 20 languages, including Arabic. Predictably, it is also one of the most popular songs to be sung on Karaoke. 

Gaynor is far and away most famous for this song (her autobiography is even called I Will Survive), but she was a formidable Dance singer before she recorded it. She made #9 in 1975 with “Never Can Say Goodbye” and cracked the Hot 100 with her covers of “Walk On By” and “Reach Out, I’ll Be There.”

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~~I Will Survive~~

(Live 1979)

~~Uploaded on Feb 6, 2010~~

Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive

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At the end of the day …. “The Water is Wide”!!


~~December 30, 2014~~

The imagery of the lyrics describes the challenges of love: “Love is handsome, love is kind” during the novel honeymoon phase of any relationship. However, as time progresses, “love grows old, and waxes cold.” Even true love, the lyrics say, can “fade away like morning dew.”

The modern lyric for “The Water Is Wide” was consolidated and named by Cecil Sharp in 1906 from multiple older sources in southern England, following English lyrics with very different stories and styles, but the same meter. Earlier sources were frequently published as broadsheets without music. Performers or publishers would insert, remove and adapt verses from one piece to another: floating verses are also characteristic of hymns and blues verses.

Lyrics from different sources could be used with different melodies of the same metre. Consequently, each verse in the modern song may not have been originally composed in the context of its surrounding verses, nor be consistent in theme.

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~The Water is Wide~

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~Uploaded on Dec 12, 2007~

“El agua es amplia” (Charlotte Church & Enya)

El agua es amplia, no la puedo cruzar.
Y tampoco tengo alas para volar.
Dame un bote que lleve a dos,
y los dos remaremos: mi amor y yo.

Donde el amor se planta, oh, ahí crece.
Crece y florece como una rosa.
Tiene un aroma dulce y agradable.
Ninguna flor en la tierra puede superarlo.

Un barco hay, y ella navega el mar.
Va tan profundo como profundo puede ir.
Pero no tan profundo como el amor en el que yo estoy.
No sé si me hundo o nado…

Oh, el amor es hermoso y es magnífico.
Y el amor es una joya cuando es nuevo.
Pero cuando es viejo, se pone tan frío…

Y se desvanece como el rocío de la mañana …

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