‘Your Body is My Canvas’ …. “🎨 Alexa Meade, American Installation Artist 🎨 …. “!!


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~~July 15, 2018~~ 

ALEXA MEADE

WHAT A DISCOVERY!

I just found Alexa Meade today. It’s a treat for my senses.

A reprieve from daily life.

Amazing talent!

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RedLineBAlexa Meade (born 1986) is an American Installation Artist best known for her portraits painted directly onto the human body and inanimate objects in a way that collapses depth and makes her models appear two-dimensional when photographed. What remains is “a photo of a painting of a person, and the real person hidden somewhere underneath.”

She takes a classical concept – trompe l’oeil, the art of making a two-dimensional representational painting look like a real three-dimensional space – and turns it on its head by doing the opposite, making real life appear to be a painting.

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~~Published on Sep 6, 2013~~

Alexa Meade takes an innovative approach to art. Not for her a life of sketching and stretching canvases. Instead, she selects a topic and then paints it – literally. She covers everything in a scene – people, chairs, food, you name it – in a mask of paint that mimics what’s below it.

In this eye-opening talk Meade shows off photographs of some of the more outlandish results and shares a new project involving people, paint and milk.

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Facebook Page 

https://www.facebook.com/alexameade/

YouTube Channel 

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Melanie Nathan …. “🏳️‍🌈 Who is she? Why is this Important? 🏳️‍🌈 …. “!!


~~June 24, 2018~~ 

MELANIE NATHAN

“GENERATIONS OF STRENGTH”

World-renowned LGBTQ human rights activist

Long history of human rights activisim in general

Activist against Apartheid

Very prestigious woman

Seasoned lawyer, American citizen, Mother

~FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN THE AGE OF DRUMPF~

 “The time is now to end prejudice and discrimination against LGBTQ people around the world!”

~Melanie Nathan~

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~LAWYER AND HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST~

I’ve had the honor and the pleasure of meeting Melanie.

She was an invited speaker to a local LGBTQ Orlando event back in 2013.

Since then I have maintained contact with her through social media and followed her continued efforts for the rights of the LGBTQ community in her current location in California and all over the world.

Her right to exercise her 1st amendment rights lead to cancellation of a speaking engagement at a Navy Pride event.

Reason: she has tweeted comments that are critical of the Drumpf administration!

SURPRISE!! 

I’m trying to find a video that shows her interview in Joy Reid’s MSNBC show of June 23, 2018.

So far, no luck. I’m including a link to said interview.

Please, stop by and take a look … this is how ‘suppression’ begins.

We have already seen quite a few samples of such attempts.

I expect that this story will have another and, many several chapters!

HortyRex©

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~ABOUT MELANIE~

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Executive Director, African Human Rights Coalition
Past Vice President, San Francisco Pride Board
Director, Peacemaker Museum World Tour
Mediator: Private Courts, Inc
Speaker: melnathan.com
Appointed by Town Council of San Anselmo to Board of Review, established in July 1978 by Town Council Ordinance #743. The board meets to hear and decide appeals from employee disciplinary actions, grievances and citizen complaints against employees.
Adjudicator on Reparative Marin County Youth Court
Former Marin County Human Rights Commissioner
Elected Former VP San Francisco Pride Board
Former VP Fair Housing Advocates of the North Bay (FHOM)

“Her peers call her “a force of nature”

Melanie Nathan, a South Africa-born attorney, used her law school experience to assist African workers who were victims of apartheid in the 1980’s.

After immigrating to the U.S., she founded Private Courts, Inc., a mediation and human rights advocacy firm in Marin County, California.

She is also a prolific blogger and journalist who uses her writing “as a platform for my advocacy work …to get results such as helping LGBT asylum seekers.” It’s taken her to some controversial places: regular communication with the author of Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill, an investigation of “corrective rape” of lesbians in South Africa, which led to a Parliamentary Task team.

In addition to her blog, O-Blog-Dee-O-Blog-Da, she contributes to The Advocate, LGBTQ Nation and others. Nathan is co-producer of GAY U.S.A. the Movie, a documentary debunking the myths that impact gay rights.

“No American, least of all our own community, should sit back and allow prejudice and discrimination to continue. This is the final frontier of the civil rights movement in America,” Nathan argues.

“Each and every one of us has a duty to tell our stories, and not one ear should be spared.”

~~SOURCE~~

Defunct Project in 2013

OnePride Network

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~Speaker at Navy Pride event cancelled for anti-Drumpf tweets~

Melanie and her attorney, Lisa Bloom, join Joy Reid on the MSNBC show to speak about the Navy rescinding her invitation to speak at said event.

Melanie was scheduled to speak at a Navy Pride event due to concerns about political statements made on Twitter.

“Although her comments and views are not inappropriate for a private citizen exercising their right ‘free speech’, they are inappropriate for our agency to endorse in a potential speaker for a command-sponsored event.”

~Naval Airfare Warfare Center Weapons Division Public Affairs Office~

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~LINK TO INTERVIEW~

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/melanie-nathan-barred-from-speaking-at-navy-pride-event-1262491715976

~ANOTHER OPTION~

http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/melanie-nathan-barred-from-speaking-at-navy-pride-event-1262491715976

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FOLLOW MELANIE

Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/melanie.nathan1

Official Website

https://www.melnathan.com/

Melanie’s Blog … O-Blog-Dee-O-Blog-Da

https://oblogdee.blog/

Twitter Feed

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PERSONAL PHOTO

Melanie and me

Lake Eola Heights, Orlando, Florida

October 13, 2013

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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America’s Got Talent 2018 …. “💕🎼 Two Golden Buzzer: Amazing, Well Deserved …. Completely Different Styles 🎼💕 …. “!!


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~~June 19, 2018~~

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

I finally am caught up with the recorded episodes.

These were both amazing feats, amazing talent is very different categories and for quite different reasons!

Hope you enjoy them as I did.

HortyRex©

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~Golden Buzzer Acts~

When an AGT judge hits the button, an act is sent straight through to the live shows, skipping a judge vote and more rounds of competition.

Here are two amazing acts that won this distinction. 

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~Austrian Acrobatic Dance Troupe Zurcaroh~

America’s Got Talent host Tyra Banks didn’t waste any time picking a favorite act during the auditions round. After the final performance of the season 13 premiere, she used her one chance to press the sought-after Golden Buzzer.

The group that caught Banks’ attention is Austrian acrobatic dance troupe Zurcaroh. The dancers – who ranged in age from young children to adults – took the stage to show off their breathtaking display of gymnastic abilities.

The impressive routine featured a death-defying mix of balancing tricks, synchronized dancing, and aerial acrobatics. Audience members and judges alike were left biting their nails as performers were flung high into the air and caught by their fellow troupe members.

~SOURCE~

http://www.countryliving.com

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~~Zurcaroh Twitter Account~~

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Zurcaroh: Golden Buzzer Worthy Aerial Dance Group Impresses Tyra Banks

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~~Published on May 29, 2018~~

The acrobatic dance troupe from Austria perform a stunning routine. This incredibly entertaining act earns a golden buzzer from Tyra Banks.

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~Nurse Michael Ketterer Earns Golden Buzzer~

When he’s not at his day-job as a pediatric mental health nurse, Michael Ketterer, is a devoted husband and father of six. Five of Ketterer’s children were adopted from foster care and one has cerebral palsy. The Tennessee native who now resides in Orange County California is also a worship leader.

If you think his story is already amazing wait until you hear Michael Ketterer’s voice.

“Because my children come out of foster care and when you’re surviving, you can’t dream. That has been one of the most rewarding things is providing them [my kids] with a home where they are free to dream. So I’m here to show my kids that if their dad can live out his dreams, then nothing is impossible for them.”

He soulfully sang the cover of, “To Love Somebody” by the Bee Gees.

~SOURCE~

https://nurse.org

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~~Michael Ketterer Twitter Account~~

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~~Michael Ketterer: Father Of 6 Scores Golden Buzzer From Simon Cowell~~

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~~Published on Jun 5, 2018~~

The pediatric mental health nurse from East Tennessee currently resides in Orange County, CA with his wife and six kids. Watch his dreams come true as Simon Cowell gives him the golden buzzer.

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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Happy Caturday …. “🐱 Frida and Kitty …. Happy We are Back 🐱 …. “!!


~~June 2, 2018~~ 

We are back home!

Kitty and Frida were left at home while we were away on holiday.

Seems to be that, although well cared for, they sure missed us.

Now they are relaxing in the company of their mommies!

HortyRex©

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“There are two means of refuge from the misery of life – music and cats.”
~Albert Schweitzer~

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Céline Dion …. “🎼🎼 ‘Ashes’ …. Deadpool 2 Motion Picture Soundtrack 🎼🎼 …. “!!


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~~May 11, 2018~~ 

CELINE DION

Céline Dion belts out a New Soundtrack Showstopper

Céline, one of my favorite performers ever!!

Seems I have plenty of these, right? Yet she’s at the top.

Deadpool? Umm that’s another story … I’d have to watch the first film again.

Anyway, this is Céline … and anything she does, I love.

Anything she does is magic!

The video is amazing.

Enjoy!

HortyRex©

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That Céline Dion, the queen of lung-busting power ballads, has delivered a My Heart Will Go On for the 21st century is not surprising

The movie soundtrack it’s on may raise an eyebrow or two, though: Deadpool 2.

Yep, you read that right.

“In my career, I have been offered incredible songs and projects,” Dion, 50, wrote in a French-language tweet Thursday.

“Ashes is one of those songs, and Deadpool 2 is out of the ordinary! Prepare to live breathtaking moments with @deadpoolmovie indoors on May 18 …

You’ll die laughing!”

The performance video for Ashes, filmed on an empty stage at what looks like her Vegas residency venue, boasts all the dramatic, drag-queen worthy hand gestures you’d expect from Dion, who’s outfitted in a flowing power-blue gown and backed up by a dancer in full Deadpool regalia and dance shoes.

~SOURCE~

http://www.usatoday.com

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Deadpool Director Explains How Celine Dion Came On Board For That Insane Music Video

Leitch explained

We were meeting with songwriters, we were hearing riffs and ideas, I was giving them briefings on thematics. And we ended up discovering the song ‘Ashes.’ It just sort of fit and ticked all the boxes of what I was trying to do, story-wise. And I was like, man, I really would love to find an artist to record this – a contemporary artist who’s got the chops to make it super emotional.

He went on:

I brought it to Ryan Reynolds and we started to riff on it. And he’s like, ‘You know who we should get? We should approach Céline. She’s an incredible singer, she’s amazing, but she’s also someone who works in the sort of subversive Deadpool universe.’

We had the song that was going to work for the movie, and then Ryan reached out and said, ‘Céline, would you like to record it?’ And then together we came up with this idea of having the music video.
Both Reynolds and Dion are Canadian, so this music video is full of Canadian royalty.

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~~ASHES~~

From the Deadpool 2 Motion Picture Soundtrack

~~Published on May 3, 2018~~

Celine Dion “Ashes” (From the Deadpool 2 Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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‘Slavery in America’ …. “🤨 Didn’t End after the Civil War …. A New Form of Enslavement …. Still Permeates the American Psyche 🤨 …. “!!


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SLAVERY ISN’T A CHOICE

It could never be!

Recently an American in the music sphere stated that ‘slavery is a choice’.

Interesting to note, he’s an African American himself.

The current political, social and cultural climate in America is such that it lends itself to this type of thinking. The mask is off. Racism, white supremacy, dominance, distortion of facts, ignorance of history or plain shameless self-serving.

You pick the reason!

I find it so difficult to wrap my mind around this type of thinking. I can’t fathom how this happens.

HortyRex©

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“When you hear about slavery for 400 years … for 400 years?

That sounds like a choice. You were there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all.

It’s like we’re mentally imprisoned.”

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Slavery might have ended on paper after the Civil War, but many white landowners did everything they could to exploit newly freed slaves well into the 20th century.

Thousands of black laborers across the South were forced to work against their will as late as the 1960s – a new form of enslavement that went on in the shadows of rural America.

“As it appears … full read/full credit”

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qven57/how-slavery-survived-in-the-south-long-after-the-civil-war?utm_source=vicefbus

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~SHORT VIDEO~

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On this episode of DAILY VICE, we traveled to Louisiana to meet genealogist Antoinette Harrell, the “slavery detective of the South,” who tracks down cases of modern-day slavery and abusive labor practices.

They talk to a man whose family was held on a plantation against their will into the 1950’s and Antoinette explains how she uses decades-old records to uncover how slavery was perpetuated long after the Civil War ended.

~LONG VIDEO~

~~The Slavery Detective of the South~~

~~Published on Feb 27, 2018~~

Slavery might have ended on paper after the Civil War, but many white landowners did everything they could to exploit newly freed slaves well into the 20th century.

Thousands of black laborers across the South were forced to work against their will as late as the 1960s – a new form of enslavement that went on in the shadows of rural America.

VICE’s Akil Gibbons traveled to Louisiana to meet genealogist Antoinette Harrell, the “slavery detective of the South,” who tracks down cases of modern-day slavery and abusive labor practices.

They talk to a man whose family was held on a plantation against their will into the 1950’s and Antoinette explains how she uses decades-old records to uncover how slavery was perpetuated long after the Civil War ended.

~VICE~

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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Cinco de Mayo …. “🇺🇸🇲🇽 America vs. Mexico: ATTN explains 🇲🇽🇺🇸 …. “!!


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~~May 5, 2018~~ 

CINCO DE MAYO

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is seen as THE day to celebrate Mexican food, culture, and traditions

As time has passed, the historical context of  ‘Cinco de Mayo‘ started to be forgotten.

History of Cinco de Mayo in the US
In 1862, at the time the Battle of Puebla took place, the United States was engaged in its Civil War. The French presence in Mexico was a strategic move:

by gaining a toehold in Mexico, the French could then support the Confederate Army.

The defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla was not definitive, but it helped to stave off the French while the U.S. Union forces made advances.
Thus Cinco de Mayo can be seen as a turning point in the US Civil War.

Cinco de Mayo was first celebrated in the United States in Southern California in 1863 as a show of solidarity with Mexico against French rule.

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https://www.tripsavvy.com/cinco-de-mayo-celebrated-in-us-1588747

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 #Fun #CincoDeMayo #AmericanCelebration #MexicanArmysVictory #FrenchForces #BattleOfPuebla #GeneralIgnacioZaragoza #Tequila #ATTN #FacebookVideo #AmericanVersusMexican #History #CivilWar #UnitedStates

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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