The Articles from Friday, October 26, 2007

Quoted: This is a rare filmclip of the reunion of the original Dreamgirls, Sheryl Lee, Loretta Devine and Jennifer Holliday at the AIDS benefit Divas Simply Singing, which was held on on October 6th in Los Angeles. It is said to be only Miss Holliday’s second appearance in 17 years. The crowd welcomed Ms. Holliday (voice slightly diminished, but still

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“Photos of the Day: Pay Per View.” These are very colorful photographs, accompanied by a delightful animated music video. Take a look and enjoy!!

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“Photo of the Day: Madness and Love.” This is an engrossing, dark-toned photograph presented for you in high-resolution. The photograph is accompanied by a post-modern, animated music video titled “Go Mad.”

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Rare Dreamgirls Reunion: Jennifer Holliday Performs at Divas Simply Singing

This is a rare filmclip of the reunion of the original Dreamgirls, Sheryl Lee, Loretta Devine and Jennifer Holliday at the AIDS benefit Divas Simply Singing, which was held on on October 6th in Los Angeles. It is said to be only Miss Holliday’s second appearance in 17 years. The crowd welcomed Ms. Holliday (voice slightly diminished, but still a force to be reckoned with) like a war veteran in a military parade, and the Dreamgirls reunion was both vocally tight and emotionally moving. Her performance brought down the house with a standing ovation.

Jennifer Holliday landed her first big stage role on Broadway in 1979. When only seventeen years-old, Holliday landed a part the same day that she auditioned for the Broadway production of Your Arms Too Short To Box With God. Her performance in that musical earned her a 1981 Drama Desk nomination. Her next role was the role for which she is best known: The role of Effie Melody White in the Broadway musical Dreamgirls. Holliday joined the show in December 1981 and remained with the show for nearly four years. Her performance in the role was widely acclaimed, particularly in her iconic performance of the musical number that ends Act I, “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”.

Among the acclaim was Holliday’s sweep of awards in 1982, including the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, a Grammy award for her recorded version of the song, and Drama Desk and Theater World awards for the performance.

Jennifer Holliday: And I am Telling You (February 2007, U.K.)

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The Articles from Monday, October 22, 2007

Randy Pausch didn’t want his last lecture at Carnegie Mellon University to be about dying, but he is, sadly, dying of pancreatic cancer. When he gave his last lecture there, his focus remained on living, or living in the process of dying. Today, he visited The Oprah Winphrey Show and gave a lecture on living. A photograph and video are included.

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Jean Paul Gaultier’s media campaign for Le Male fragrance, presents Jean Baptiste Mondino’s photographs of male models bonding in a locker room. Not to be outdone, the trendy French Calendar, Dieux du Stade 2008, shows Steven Klein’s photographs of handsome, fit professional French rugby players. Includes stunning photographs, gallery and videos.

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Articles from Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Anton Corbijn’s new film, Control, is the story of Ian Curtis, lead singer of the esteemed English post-punk band “Joy Division.” Curtis killed himself in 1980, just two days before the band’s first tour in the U.S.

This article describes his life and presents stunning photographs, two music videos, the movie trailer and a photo-gallery.

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There has been increasing alarm that technological advances have changed not only our everyday lives, but also the very nature of our sense of humanity. Others say that surging technology hasn’t had the ruinous impact that some have anticipated.

The article presents both perspectives, as well as very attractive, memorable photographs and a photo-gallery.

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My Articles for Thursday, September 20, 2007

“The Hippie Dayze: A Video Photo Gallery from the 1960s Counterculture.” This posting presents memorabilia from the psychiadelic Hippie Days of the 1960s. It includes photographs, as well as a Video Photo Gallery. Music by The Grateful Dead:”Tears of Rage.”

Take a look and see what you missed!! Or maybe you didn’t??

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San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders abruptly reversed his opposition to same-sex marriage Wednesday, revealing that his own daughter is a lesbian. An emotional Sanders signed a City Council resolution supporting a legal fight to defeat California’s ban of same-sex marriages. He had previously said he would veto the resolution. Photographs and a video are included.

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The Valor of Mayor Jerry Sanders: Declares Gay Marriage Support

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders

Mayor Jerry Sanders with His Wife

San Diego Mayor Sanders Proclaims Support for Gay Marriage

Joan Walsh comments, “This is the way necessary social change happens.  It starts out unthinkable, and then one day it’s inevitable.”

 

Mayor Jerry Sanders, mayor of the nation’s eighth-largest city, abruptly reversed his public opposition to same-sex marriage Wednesday, while also revealing that his adult daughter is a lesbian.  Mayor Sanders signed a City Council resolution supporting a legal fight to overturn California’s prohibition on same-sex marriage.  He had previously said he would veto the resolution.  Sanders, a former police chief and a Republican, told reporters that he could no longer support the position he took during his mayoral campaign two years ago, when he said he favored civil unions but not full marriage rights for same-sex couples.  “Two years ago, I believed that civil unions were a fair alternative,” he said at a news conference.  “Those beliefs, in my case, have since changed. The concept of a ‘separate but equal’ institution is not something that I can support.

 

He fought back tears as he said that he wanted his adult daughter, Lisa, and other gay people he knows to have their relationships protected equally under state laws.  “In the end, I could not look any of them in the face and tell them that their relationships, their very lives, were any less meaningful than the marriage that I share with my wife, Rana,” Sanders said.  I’ve decided to lead with my heart. . . to take a stand on behalf of equality and social justice,” he said haltingly.

 

The mayor, who is up for re-election next year, acknowledged that many voters who supported his earlier stance may disagree, but he said he had to do what he believed was right.

 

Joan Walsh writes about her feelings that Mayor Sanders took a truly heroic stance in today’s issue of Salon, which interested readers can access here.

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