Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Tuscon, Arizona: A Moment of Silence

Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Tuscon, Arizona: A Moment of Silence

At 11:00 a.m. eastern standard time on Monday, Americans are called upon to observe a moment of silence to honor the innocent victims of the senseless acts of violence in Tucson, Arizona, including those still fighting for their lives.  It will be a time to come together as a nation in prayer or thoughtful reflection, keeping the victims and their families closely at heart.

Further, as a mark of respect for the victims of the tragic violence perpetrated on Saturday, January 8, 2011, in Tucson, Arizona, President Obama has ordered that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, January 14, 2011.

President Obama Leads Moment of Silence for Arizona Shooting Victims

Photo-Gallery: A Moment of Silence to Honor the Victims of the Tragedy in Arizona

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The Rose: When the Night Has Been Too Lonely

Bette Midler: The Rose (1979)

Janis Joplin (1967/68)

The Rose: When the Night Has Been Too Lonely

It’s the dream afraid of waking
that never takes the chance,
It’s the one who won’t be taken
who cannot seem to give,
and the soul afraid of dying
that never learns to live.

In the 1979 movie The Rose, Bette Midler played Rose, a role that was a fictionalized biography of Janis Joplin.  For her outstanding performance, Midler was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 1980.  She was named Best Actress by BAFTA in 1981, and received the 1980 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actress.  The Rose follows Rose’s career during her last tour.  Her rock and roll lifestyle and constant touring led her to an inevitable breakdown; she gave and gave and gave, until she had nothing left to give.

Bette Midler: The Rose (Music Video)

Bette Midler: The Rose (Extended Trailer, 1979)

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