ARETHA FRANKLIN …. “💞🎼 Queen of Soul Replaces Pavarotti …. Singing ‘NESSUN DORMA’ 🎼💞 …. “!!


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~~August 17, 2018~~

ARETHA FRANKLIN

 Nessun Dorma

What can I say?

Words fail me. Let the video speak for itself.

HortyRex©

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Aretha Franklin performs at the Festival of Families as Pope Francis looks on Sept. 26, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

BUT BEFORE … 

One amazing performance came in 1998.

It was 30 minutes into the 1998 Grammy Awards and Gary Simmons, the assistant to the show’s co-producer, Tisha Fein, got a phone call:

Luciano Pavarotti would not be performing.

Franklin had been booked on the show to perform a Blues Brothers number with Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman and Jim Belushi. Two nights before, however, she had actually performed “Nessun Dorma” in honor of Pavarotti at a Music Cares dinner. The Grammys producer had an empty hole where Pavarotti’s performance was supposed to be, crossing into the third hour of the show.

Could she possibly …?

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Luciano Pavarotti, too unwell to perform at the Grammy Awards, was replaced at the last minute by the Queen of Soul herself, who was a friend of the opera singer.

However, instead of opting for one of her own hits, Franklin stuck with the aria most synonymous with Pavarotti, “Nessun Dorma”.

More than a billion viewers watched live on TV  across the world on as Franklin hit the Puccini number’s signature high B with ease, stunning the 1998 Grammy Awards audience in Radio City Music Hall and sending the jaws of artists including Celine Dion to the floor.

Several years later, Franklin performed the track yet again – this time for Pope Francis at a show in Philadelphia.

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~You can watch a short video here~

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/aretha-franklin-death-nessun-dorma-pavarotti-grammys-performance-a8494851.html

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~~Aretha Franklin – Nessun Dorma~~

Festival of Families, Philadelphia, September 26, 2015

~~Published on Sep 27, 2016~~

Aretha Franklin performs Nessun Dorma following Pope Francis’ attendance at Festival of Families in Philadelphia, September 26, 2015

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~The Aretha performance that changed Chris~

 “The ability to own something this hard, that’s not her own or from her own experience, she didn’t write it, in another language and still communicate so much, not to mention doing it last second, on such a major stage.”

~Cuomo Prime Time Facebook Page~

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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Unlikely Pairing …. Drumpf and Opera? Yep …. Real Fake News …. ‘Rossini Edition’ …. “!!


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~~June 6, 2017~~ 

ROSSINI EDITION

IMPICHERA

~I’ve said it plenty’o’times before~

Only humor helps me make it through these days and my friends know it.

Thanks, Martin, from The Netherlands, who sent me a link to this awesome video.

HortyRex©

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

Operatico Politico

https://www.facebook.com/operaticopolitico/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE

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No intention of taking credit.

If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

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#UnlikelyPairing #DrumpfAndOpera #RealFakeNews #RossiniEdition #Singers #RebeccaNelsen #EricStoklossa #SpecialThanks #SNL #AdamSandler #Operaman #ForInspiration #OperaticoPolitico

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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~~Opera vs. Trump~~

Rossini Edition

Real Fake News 

~~Published on Jun 1, 2017~~

Believe it or not, in an aria with so many words, we actually still did not manage to fit in everything we wanted to say about “45”!
Singers: Rebecca Nelsen (1st and 3rd) and Eric Stoklossa

Special thanks to SNL and Adam Sandler’s “Operaman” for the inspiration.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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At the end of the day …. Ego versus Eco!!


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~~July 27, 2014~~ 

I saw this composite graphic on my Facebook page. I shared it because it strongly reminds me about the way of the world today. 

When we think about “us” versus “we”, the ego takes over. In regards to planet Earth, this brings terrible consequences. We have two options. Keep going down the path of destruction of our planet or chose to work together, as one, to save it. 

A dear blogger, FB friend saw it and posted a YouTube video under this thread. Thank you Jan Hobbs …… it’s included below.

You can find Jan here: http://blissfullysinglevoice.wordpress.com/

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EGO

Id, ego and super-ego are the three parts of the psychic apparatus defined in Sigmund Freud’s structural model of the psyche.

They are the three theoretical constructs in terms of whose activity and interaction mental life is described. According to this model of the psyche, the id is the set of uncoordinated instinctual trends; the super-ego plays the critical and moralizing role; and the ego is the organized, realistic part that mediates between the desires of the id and the super-ego. The super-ego can stop one from doing certain things that one’s id may want to do.

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ECO

Ecology is the scientific study of interactions among organisms and their environment, such as the interactions organisms have with each other and with their abiotic environment. Topics of interest to ecologists include the diversity, distribution, amount (biomass), number (population) of organisms, as well as competition between them within and among ecosystems.

Ecosystems are composed of dynamically interacting parts including organisms, the communities they make up, and the non-living components of their environment. Ecosystem processes, such as primary production, pedogenesis, nutrient cycling, and various niche construction activities, regulate the flux of energy and matter through an environment. 

~~SCOURES~~

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Id,_ego_and_super-ego

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecology

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The solution to this problem has always been and always will be in our hands. 

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~~Earth Song~~

~~Uploaded on Oct 2, 2009~~

Music video by Michael Jackson performing Earth Song.

© 1995 MJJ Productions Inc.

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Earth Song is a ballad that incorporates elements of blues, gospel and opera. Jackson had a long-standing history of releasing socially conscious material such as “We Are the World“, “Man in the Mirror” and “Heal the World“. However, “Earth Song” was the first that overtly dealt with the environment and animal welfare. Earth Song was made for the “Dangerous” album but it failed to make the album. The song was written and composed by Jackson; the task of production was split between Jackson, David Foster and Bill Bottrell.

Earth Song” was accompanied by a lavish music video shot on four geographical regions. It centered on the destruction and rebirth of Earth and went on to receive a Grammy nomination in 1997. The song was a top five hit in most European countries. In the United Kingdom, it remains Jackson’s best-selling single and was the country’s 1995 Christmas number-one single. “Earth Song” was not released as a single in the United States. Jackson went on to receive recognition from various animal and environmental organizations.

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We ALL are connected through NATURE!! 

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We ALL are ONE!!