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 …?

Aret

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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Playing for Change …. “💞🎼 Rasta Children featuring Nattali Rize 🎼💞 …. “!!


~~August 14, 2018~ 

PLAYING FOR CHANGE 

Song Around The World

I started following Playing for Change a few years ago.

I think the work they do and the way they present music from around the world is amazing.

Music is the universal language.

Here’s a new song that I found traversing through the internet today.

I hope you enjoy it!

HortyRex©

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~RASTA CHILDREN~

One evening, a few years ago in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, the PFC crew and I were waiting for an 80-year-old cuica player to perform on a Song Around The World.

I remember it seemed to take forever for him to make it down the hill, as he would stop off in every bar along the way for a drink and some conversation. As we waited I looked and saw a Rastaman walking across the street with his acoustic guitar in hand.

I waved to him and he came over to see what we were doing with all our equipment. I told him about Playing For Change and he agreed to play a song for us while we were waiting. The result was an incredible, spontaneous performance of Dennis Brown’s “Rasta Children.”

His voice reminded me of Peter Tosh and he sang with so much soul that we realized this could be an amazing Song Around The World. Just one man and his guitar playing on the street set the tone for this song and we added a worldwide band of roots musicians around him.

“I and I deal with humanity …”

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~~Rasta Children featuring Nattali Rize~~

Playing For Change

~~Published on Jul 6, 2018~~

Song Around The World

Playing For Change (PFC) is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music, born from the shared belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people.

The primary focus of PFC is to record and film musicians performing in their natural environments and combine their talents and cultural power in innovative videos called Songs Around The World.

Creating these videos motivated PFC to form the Playing For Change Band – a tangible, traveling representation of its mission, featuring musicians met along their journey; and establish the Playing For Change Foundation – a separate 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to building music and art schools for children around the world. Through these efforts, Playing For Change aims to create hope and inspiration for the future of our planet.

To learn more about the work of the PFC Foundation, visit http://www.playingforchange.org

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 #PlayingForChange #MarkJohnson #PeaceThroughMusic #SongAroundTheWorld #RastaChildren #NattaliRize #SalvadorDaBahia #Brazil #SpontaneousPerformance #Dennis Brown

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachworpress

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IOTD …. “🚀🇵🇷 Image of the Day, Very Special Edition …. Puerto Rico versus Space Force 🇵🇷🚀 …. “!!


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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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Something to Think About …. “Your Wings are Ready …. Take Flight …. “!!


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#SomethingToThinkAbout #AwesomeGraphic #CartepillarExpired #YourWingsAreReady  #TakeFlight #HeartOfABluebird 

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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Something to Think About …. “✊🏽 #TakeAKnee …. Don’t Forget Why the Protest Began ✊🏽 …. “!!


~Eric Reid: Why Colin Kaepernick and I Decided to Take a Knee~

RESPECTFUL GESTURE

Sept. 25, 2017

In early 2016, I began paying attention to reports about the incredible number of unarmed black people being killed by the police. The posts on social media deeply disturbed me, but one in particular brought me to tears: the killing of Alton Sterling in my hometown Baton Rouge, La. This could have happened to any of my family members who still live in the area. I felt furious, hurt and hopeless. I wanted to do something, but didn’t know what or how to do it. All I knew for sure is that I wanted it to be as respectful as possible.

A few weeks later, during preseason, my teammate Colin Kaepernick chose to sit on the bench during the national anthem to protest police brutality. To be honest, I didn’t notice at the time, and neither did the news media. It wasn’t until after our third preseason game on Aug. 26, 2016, that his protest gained national attention, and the backlash against him began.

After hours of careful consideration, and even a visit from Nate Boyer, a retired Green Beret and former NFL player, we came to the conclusion that we should kneel, rather than sit, the next day during the anthem as a peaceful protest.

We chose to kneel because it’s a respectful gesture.

I remember thinking our posture was like a flag flown at half-mast to mark a tragedy.

Eric Reid/Colin Kaepernick

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

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 #AwesomGraphics #Shameful #ColinKaepernick #EricReid #MissHisMessage #LoudAndClear #TakeAKnee #FormerQuarterback #SanFrancisco49ers #RefusalToIgnore #NotAcceptRacialDiscrimination #SystemicRacialInjustice

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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America’s Got Talent 2018 …. “💕🎼 Brian King Joseph …. SENSATIONAL Electric Violinist 🎼💕 …. “!!


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~~August 9, 2018~~

BRIAN KING JOSEPH 

~Season 2018 of  America’s Got Talent has begun~

I’m amazed at this performer’s talent and his personal story.

He started playing the violin as a child. He showed incredible talent and continued down his musical path.

As life has it, as an adult, he has been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy.

His hands and feet are affected by this chronic condition.

He doesn’t know how long he will be able to continue playing the violin.

These performances have caught my heart!

He auditioned and was selected at the Judges Cut for the live shows. 

Hope you enjoy it!

HortyRex©

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Brian King Joseph

Musician/Violinist/Performer

Revolutionizing the Modern Violin Sound

~~OFFICIAL WEBSITE
https://www.briankingjoseph.com

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~~Brian King Joseph~~

SENSATIONAL Electric Violinist WOWS!

~~Published on Aug 7, 2018~~

America’s Got Talent Season 13

Judge Cuts 3 Results

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#AmericasGotTalent #ATG #Season13 #Judges #MelB #HeidiKlum #SimonCowell #HowieMandel #TyraBanks #NBCTelevision #NBC #Talent #RealityShow #BrianKingJoseph #SensationalElectricViolinist #JudgeCuts3Results 

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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Here’s his audition performance!

Brian King Joseph

Electric Violinist Stuns With Talent

~~Published on Jun 26, 2018~~

Auditions Episode 5

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