‘Miracle on the Hudson’ Pilot, Captain Chesley Sullenberger III …. “✈️🇺🇸 The Fabric of our Nation is Under Attack 🇺🇸✈️ …. “!!


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~~November 3, 2018~~ 

VOTE AGAINST GOP CONTROL

~WE CANNOT WAIT FOR ANYONE TO SAVE US~

Capt. Chesley Sullenberger

MAY DAY, MAY DAY, MAY DAY!

I was always impressed by this American human being.

I didn’t know much about him until the ‘miracle in the Hudson’ happened.

For sure, I watched the movie.

Yet, last night, as I watched  him on ‘The Last Word‘, I learned to admire, respect even more and totally agree with him.

His gravitas is impressive.

Take a look!

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~The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell~

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The pilot who orchestrated a dramatic plane landing in the Hudson River nearly 10 years ago encouraged Americans to vote in next week’s midterm elections in a Washington Post op-ed published Monday, October 29, writing that “we cannot wait for someone to save us.”
“The fabric of our nation is under attack, while shame – a timeless beacon of right and wrong – seems dead,” Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, whose “Miracle on the Hudson” landing in 2009 spared the lives of all 155 passengers aboard, writes.

“This is not the America I know and love.

We’re better than this.”

The op-ed comes toward the close of a wrenching political season marked by divisive language, conspiracy theories and race-baiting attacks, from Drumpf to local leaders.

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“We cannot wait for someone to save us.

We must do it ourselves.

This Election Day is a crucial opportunity to again demonstrate the best in each of us by doing our duty and voting for leaders who are committed to the values that will unite and protect us,” Sullenberger writes nearly a week before next week’s elections.

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Following the 2009 landing, Sullenberger says that he realized his fame had given him “a greater voice.”

“I knew I could not walk away but had an obligation to use this bully pulpit for good and as an advocate for the safety of the traveling public,” he writes.

“I feel that I now have yet another mission, as a defender of our democracy.”

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 Chesley B. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger III

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

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/30/politics/chesley-sullenberger-washington-post-op-ed/index.html

~WASHINGTON POST FULL OP-ED~

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/we-saved-155-lives-on-the-hudson-now-lets-vote-for-leaders-wholl-protect-us-all/2018/10/29/554fd0e6-d87c-11e8-a10f-b51546b10756_story.html?utm_term=.4bb6b8cb6ea5

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~~Capt. Sullenberger: Vote Against GOP Control~~

The Last Word

~~Published on Nov 3, 2018~~

Capt. Sully Sullenberger has a message for the American people: “everyone, everywhere must vote.”

Capt. Sully urges voters to save our democracy from a President that is not capable or willing to change.

~MSNBC~

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#MiracleOnTheHudson #Pilot #CaptainChesleySullenbergerIII #FabricOfOurNation #UnderAttack#MayDay #DramaticPlaneLanding #HudsonRiver #EncouragedAmericans #Vote #MidtermElections #WashingtonPost #OpEd #VoteAgainstGOPConntrol #TheLastWord #LawrenceODonnell

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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‘Baba Yetu’ …. “🙏🏽 The Lord’s Prayer in Swahili …. Alex Boyé, BYU Men’s Chorus, Philharmonic and Christopher Tin 🙏🏽 …. “!!


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~~November 2, 2018~~ 

BABA YETU

“Our Father”

I’m so happy I found this song.

I had never heard about it until an episode of America’s Got Talent Show where ‘Angel City Chorale‘ performed a cover.

What an amazing song!

Here’s Alex Boye’s version.

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Baba Yetu” (Swahili: “Our Father“) is the theme song for the 2005 video game, Civilization IV. It was composed by Christopher Tin, and performed by Ron Ragin and the Stanford Talisman.

For its re-release in Tin’s debut album Calling All Dawns, it was performed by the Soweto Gospel Choir. The song, when rereleased, became the first piece of video game music to be nominated and win a Grammy Award.

~Wikipedia~

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This message is why Boyé believes he personally felt a deep connection to this particular song

“When my family found out I joined the church at the age of 16, I was kicked out of my house. That night, I walked the streets of London in tears clinging to the Book of Mormon like my life depended on it. It was the only thing constant left in my life,” Boyé said. “Whilst walking the streets homeless, I would recite the Lord’s Prayer and it became a source of deep comfort to me.”

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

https://music.byu.edu/byu-philharmonic/mens-chorus-and-alex-boye-find-their-perfect-fit-with-baba-yetu/

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~~BABA YETU~~

The Lord’s Prayer in Swahili

~~Published on Mar 22, 2016~~

Support Christopher Tin! Purchase his Grammy-winning album ‘Calling All Dawns’ at http://www.christophertin.com

Alex Boyé, BYU Men’s Chorus & Philharmonic, Christopher Tin

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 #AlexBoye #BritishBornAmerican #SingerActor #SaltLakeCity #AfricanizedSpin #MusicVoiceSoul #BabaYetu #Swahili #OurFather #ThemeSong #VideoGame #CivilizationIV #Composed #ChristopherTin #Performed #RonRagin #StanfordTalisman #BYU #MensChorus #Philharmonic

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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‘Why Oprah Votes’ …. “🤨 OPRAH WINFREY AND STACEY ABRAMS …. The Perfect Combo 🤨 …. “!!


Oprah Winfrey Campaigns With Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams

~~November 2, 2018~~ 

OPRAH WINFREY AND STACEY ABRAMS

Oprah Winfrey campaigns with Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams

What a magnificent sight!!

I’ve been closely following Stacey’s gubernatorial run in Georgia and know all about the devious, cheating ways of Brian Kemp.

There’s a huge disenfranchisement of African-American voters at the hands of the Secretary of state who, at the same time, is running for governor.

Tad hypocritical, tad conflict of interests, you think?

Anyway, Oprah’s on the way!!

Here’s so hoping that this takes Stacey over the top!!

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Oprah Winfrey has lent her star power to Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democrat aiming to become America’s first black female governor in the midterm elections next week.

“I am here today because Stacey Abrams cares about the things that matter,” Winfrey told a cheering crowd at a Cobb County town hall, citing Abrams’ stance on environmental protection, healthcare and gun control.

Winfrey, who said she is a registered independent, has long championed Democratic Party causes and some fans earlier this year tried to encourage her to run against Drumpf in 2020.

She has said she does not want to run.

“I’m here today because of the men and because of the women who were lynched, who were humiliated, who were discriminated against, who were suppressed, who were repressed and oppressed … I refuse to let their sacrifices be in vain,” she told the audience, to cheers.

Abrams’ Republican rival, Brian Kemp, serves as Georgia secretary of state, a role in which he oversees state elections. Earlier this month, a coalition of state civil rights groups sued Kemp, accusing him of trying to depress minority voter turnout to improve his chances of winning.

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

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/nov/01/oprah-winfrey-stacey-abrams-georgia-campaign-town-hall-midterm-election

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~TAKEAWAYS~

 She came to Georgia because she chose to, not because anyone paid her

 She doesn’t plan on running for president

Voting is extremely important to her

‘For anybody here who has an ancestor who didn’t have the right to vote and you are choosing not to vote, wherever you are in this state, in this country, you are dishonoring your family, you are disrespecting and disregarding their legacy, their suffering and their dreams when you don’t vote,” Winfrey said, adding that the right to vote is like “the crown that we all get to wear.”

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~~Why Oprah votes … and Wants You To~~

~~Published on Nov 1, 2018~~

Oprah Winfrey campaigns with Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in Marietta, Georgia.

#CNN #News

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#WhyOprahVotes  #OprahWinfrey #StaceyAbrams #PerfectCombo #Georgia #GubernaorialCandidate #DemocraticGubernatorialCandidate #Midterms2018 #Marietta #Georgia #CNN #TheCrownWeWear #HonorYourHeritage #HonorYourFamily #HonorYourAncestors

#WeAlllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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Oprah Winfrey campaigns with Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams

~~Published November 1, 2018~~

Oprah Winfrey is joining the campaign trail canvassing for Democrat Stacey Abrams in the Georgia gubernatorial election. Abrams is locked in a tight race with Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

NBC News

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James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke Guest …. “💕🎼 Barbra Streisand …. Beyond So Very Special 🎼💕 …. “!!


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~~November 2, 2018~~ 

BARBRA STREISAND AND JAMES CORDEN

~WHAT A PLEASING COMBINATION~

The master, the legend, the icon, the diva!

She has a fun side and a message for these times!!

Love them both.

Enjoy !!

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Streisand revealed that she’d failed her written driver’s test three times while attempting to get her license renewed

“I was so nervous, a little bit like I am now because I have you in the car,” she told Corden. She also said that she hasn’t been driving a lot lately because her mind “is twirling” and she recently found herself driving the wrong way on the highway. “This is not what I need to hear right now,” her fellow passenger jokes.

“I thought, ‘That’s it, I’m not driving anymore,'” she said, adding, “But you’re lucky.”

“If this is how I go out, I’ll take it,” Corden jokes. “Corden died at the hands of Barbra Streisand. ‘Is she OK?’ She’s fine, thank god.”

When asked about the current political climate and how she’s coping, Streisand explained that that’s why she created the album, which is fittingly titled Walls.

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

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/barbra-streisand-tackles-driving-woes-carpool-karaoke-1157356

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~~Barbra Streisand Carpool Karaoke~~

 

~~Published on Nov 1, 2018~~

In a bind, James Corden calls on Barbra Streisand for a ride to work. In addition to singing her classics and music from her new album, “Walls,” Barbra demonstrates how she failed her driving test three times, and how she was able to get Apple’s Siri to pronounce her name correctly.

The Late Late Show with James Corden 

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#CarpoolKaraoke #JamesCorden #TelevisionHost #CordenCarpoolKaraoke #LaughterBestMedicine #heLateLateShow #CBSTelevision #Icon #Legend #Master #Diva #FunTime #AmericanTreasure #BarbraStreisand #NewAlbum #Walls

#WeAlllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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IOTD …. “🙏🏽 Images of the Day …. Very Special Edition …. Animated Short: ‘Día De Los Muertos’ 🙏🏽 …. “!!


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~~November 1, 2018~~

‘Día De Los Muertos’

~DAY OF THE DEAD~

The Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere.

The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.

In 2008, the tradition was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

~Wikipedia~

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~~CGI 3D Animated Short: “Dia De Los Muertos”~~

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~~Published on Aug 15, 2013~~

Please watch this beautifully animated, and heart felt, short film about a little girl who visits the land of the dead, where she learns the true meaning of the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos.

Student Academy Award Gold Medal winner, 2013!

Produced by Ashley Graham, Kate Reynolds, and Lindsey St. Pierre at Ringling College of Art and Design as their senior thesis. Score by Corey Wallace, sound by Mauricio D”Orey.

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#IOTD #ImagesOfTheDay #VerySpecialEdition #DearBloggerFriend #HerOwnWords #Concept #Serious #DiaDeLosMuertos #DayOfTheDead #MexicanCelebration #RepresentativeList #IntangibleCulturalHeritageOfHumanity #UNESCO #AnimatedShort: #WhooKazoo #TheCGBros

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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Dialysis Treatment in Vieques, Puerto Rico …. “🇵🇷 A 10-12 Hour Commute for Life-Saving Treatment …. HuffPost Reports 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~October 31, 2018~~ 

DIALYSIS TREATMENT

~VIEQUES, PUERTO RICO~

This is a topic which is very dear and close to my heart.

As a retired physician, I fully understand the process, the need for treatment, the underlying medical conditions and the meaning of life-saving treatment.

On the other hand, my only brother died of complications of chronic renal failure several years ago. In the aftermath of Hurricane María, I often thought about him and how he would manage to receive this three times a week treatment when the electrical power situation and the hospital care was so lacking in my country.

One year after Hurricane María, Puerto Ricans living in Vieques, go through harrowing, uncomfortable, tiring, exhausting and dangerous ways to receive their treatment.

This video explains their situation.

An American possession with this ‘quality of care’?

Laughable … not!!

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In medicine, dialysis is the process of removing excess water, solutes, and toxins from the blood in people whose kidneys can no longer perform these functions naturally.

This is referred to as renal replacement therapy.

~~Wikipedia~~

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Dialysis Patients Are Still Trekking 12 Hours for Care After Hurricane María
Left without a hospital, some Puerto Ricans must travel by plane for lifesaving treatment

Hurricane María totaled Vieques’s hospital, which housed the island’s only dialysis clinic

That set off an ongoing crisis for patients with kidney failure who cannot survive without dialysis and for whom the thrice-weekly round trip to a dialysis center in Humacao on Puerto Rico’s main island, including treatment, takes at least 12 hours.

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

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/04/puerto-rico-dialysis-hurricane-maria/557741/

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~HuffPost Reports Facebook Video~

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 #PuertoRico #PostHurricaneMaria #Vieques #DialysisTreatment #ViequesPuertoRico  #12HourCommute #LifeSavingTreatment #HuffPostReports #TheAtlantic #RenalReplacementTherapy

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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IOTD …. “🎃 Images of the Day …. Special Edition …. ‘Happy Samhain’ 🎃 …. “!!


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~~October 31, 2018~~ 

HAPPY SAMHAIN

I like this better

This is what I celebrate today in my heart of hearts!

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Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year.

Traditionally, it is celebrated from 31 October to 1 November, as the Celtic day began and ended at sunset. This is about halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice.

It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals, along with Imbolc, Bealtaine and Lughnasadh.

Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.

~Wikipedia~

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#IOTD #ImageOfTheDay #SpecialEdition #DearBloggerFriend #HerOwnWords #Concept #HappySamhain #BlessedSamhain #HonorYourself #HonorMotherEarth #HonorAllYourRelations #GaelicFestival #EndOfHarvestSeason #BeginningOfWinter #DarkerHalf 

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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 🍂🍁  ~Happy Samhain~  🍁🍂

~~Published on Sep 29, 2018~~

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https://www.spellsofmagic.com/spells/…

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‘Crikey! It’s The Irwins’ …. “🐊 Steve’s Legacy Continues: Episode 1 Sneak Peek 🐊 …. “!!


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~~October 30, 2018~~ 

CRIKEY!

~IT’S THE IRWINS~

I always enjoyed Steve Irwin’s shows and antics.

Didn’t follow regularly but he left an impression. His untimely death was a huge loss to his young family and the conservation movement.

It’s amazing to see how his legacy lives on through the work of his loving wife, Terri and his two enthusiastic and motivated children,
Bindi and Robert.

Wishing them success!! 

HortyRex©

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~‘Crikey!’ Irwin family continues dad’s legacy on Animal Planet~

Crikey! It’s the Irwins

In this new series, the family of late Animal Planet star Steve Irwin (“Crocodile Hunter”) continue his legacy of educating viewers about animals like koalas, snakes, crocodiles and more.

The series features Irwin’s daughter Bindi, 20, his son Robert, 14, and their mom Terri, 54.

Crikey!” is filmed at the Irwin family’s zoo in Queensland, Australia. It will occasionally feature clips of Steve Irwin, who died after being stung by a stingray while filming a documentary in 2006.

~SOURCE~

https://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/article220628780.html

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~~Crikey! It’s The Irwins~~

Steve’s Legacy Continues

~~Premiered Oct 28, 2018~~
Episode 1 Sneak Peek

After months of training, Robert steps into his father’s shoes to feed Graham – Australia Zoo’s most notorious crocodile – solo, in front of the entire Crocoseum!

Meanwhile, Bindi witnesses one of nature’s rarest events: Cedar the Koala is having twins!

~OFFICIAL WEBSITE~

https://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/crikey-its-the-irwins/full-episodes/sneak-peek-crikey-its-the-irwins

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 #TributeToHerFather #SteveIrwin #DedicatedToCrocodileHunter #ForMyDad #ForMyFamily #TerriIrwin #RobertIrwin #TheIrwins #Crikey #ItsTheIrwins #StevesLegacyContinues #EpisodeOne #SneakPeek #AnimalPlanet #Television #AustraliaZoo #Queensland #Australia

#WeAlllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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~Bindi Irwin Twitter Feed~

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‘Fall On Me’ …. “💕🎼 Andrea Bocelli, Matteo Bocelli …. A son and A Father 🎼💕 …. “!!


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~~October 26, 2018~~ 

ANDREA AND MATTEO

~FALL ON ME~

Always had a soft spot for Andrea. There’s an addition now to his son Matteo.

What a beautiful coupling of voices.

Saw them perform last night in a late night show. When looking for the video and this is what I found.

Watch and listen to the new music video featuring Andrea Bocelli and his 20-year-old son Matteo Bocelli singing the beautifully poignant “Fall on Me” from Disney’s “Nutcracker and the Four Realms”.

Enjoy!!

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Andrea and Matteo Bocelli create a stunning and deeply emotionally evocative pairing in their duet “Fall On Me”

Andrea Bocelli has been called “the fourth tenor”; the blind, Tuscan-born vocalist has emerged as one of the most popular voices in the arena of light classical and crossover vocals and has made inroads into the world of opera as well.

His participation in Pavarotti’s 1992 hit Miserere album and Zucchero Fornaciari’s 1993 world tour brought him international attention. Bocelli has been most successful as a pop ballad singer, having recorded duets with Celine Dion, Sarah Brightman, and Eros Ramazzotti.

Al Jarreau, who sang with Bocelli during “The Night of Proms” in November 1995, praised Bocelli with these words:

“I have had the honor to sing with the most beautiful voice in the world.”

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Andrea Bocelli’s son features on his latest single ‘Fall On Me’

Here is everything you need to know about the rising star.

https://www.classicfm.com/artists/andrea-bocelli/son-matteo-bocelli-facts/

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~~Fall On Me~~

Andrea Bocelli, Matteo Bocelli

~~Published on Sep 22, 2018~~

“Anyone who is a parent, anyone who knows the precious responsibility of being a mother or a father, will fully grasp the meaning of this piece.

‘Fall On Me’ is the first time I have duetted with my son Matteo Bocelli”.

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#FallOnMe #AndreaBocelli #MatteoBocelli #ASon #AFather #FirstDuet #DisneyMovie #NutcrackerAndTheFourRealms #MusicVoiceSoul #Tender #Heartwarming #Amazing

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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P!nk …. “💕 Willow Sage Hart (P!nk’s Daughter) – A Million Dreams/A Million Dreams (Reprise) 💕 …. “!!


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~~October 26, 2018~~ 

Willow Sage Hart

SIMPLY AMAZING

What a beautiful , heartwarming video.

I found it, by chance, yesterday. I’d like to share it with you.

Love P!nk … another reason to love her more! 

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Pink and Daughter Willow Cover ‘A Million Dreams’ From ‘The Greatest Showman: Reimagined’

Tearjerker alert! 

Pink and daughter Willow shared a special moment together – and it was all in the name of music!

Famous Celebrity Families
Atlantic Records posted a video of the mother-daughter duo in the studio covering “A Million Dreams” from The Greatest Showman: Reimagined.

In the clip, Pink, 39, and her 7-year-old daughter with husband Carey Hart engage in in some silly banter before Pink tells her daughter,

“You’re fun, I’m glad I had you.”

(Pink and her husband of 12 years also share son 22-month-old son Jameson.)

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

https://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/pink-daughter-willow-cover-a-million-dreams-from-the-greatest-showman/

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~~A Million Dreams/A Million Dreams~~

(Reprise)

P!nk, Willow Sage Hart 

Atlantic Records 

~~Published on Oct 24, 2018~~

P!nk and her daughter Willow Sage Hart sing “A Million Dreams” and “A Million Dreams (Reprise)” from The Greatest Showman: Reimagined.

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachGoldSwirlWill2ImagesMeimg_7906ItIsYell