Monthly Archives: May 2011

Get On Your Feet And Dance While Enjoying Duke Ellington’s Ellington at Newport

Often regarded as the best performance of his career, in 1956, Duke Ellington and his band recorded their historic concert at the Newport Jazz Festival, revitalizing Ellington’s waning career. Jazz promoter George Wein describes the 1956 concert as “the greatest … Continue reading

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Barbra Streisand Finally Sings Jazz In Love Is The Answer

Thinking about Barbra Streisand singing jazz shouldn’t be too hard to believe. She does an incredible job at singing everything she’s tried, from movie theme songs to gospels. So why not jazz? Listening to her last album “Love Is The … Continue reading

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Adam Glasser: America’s Link to International Jazz

Born in South Africa in 1955, no one ever imagined that a little boy, with an accent and a harmonica, could make such a presence in the music world. This world-renown artist has signed with recording companies in countries from … Continue reading

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WALL-E: Love, Pollution, and Pizza Plants

In 2008, Disney and Pixar teamed up once again, this time to create an animated film that not only had an unlikely, yet adorable romance, but a powerful anti-consumerism message as well. Sure, we are aware of the pollution and … Continue reading

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Disneynature’s Earth – A True Family Film

Every Earth Day, Disneynature releases a new documentary celebrating Earth, our environment and the love of animals.  The first of the series was Earth, which was released in 2009. The movie holds the record for the best opening-day gross ever … Continue reading

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Disney’s Tarzan Is More Than Just Singing Gorillas and Elephants

In 1999, as Disney was nearing the end of its Renaissance era, they were looking for something fresh, something new. Many previous hits had been primarily focused on just humans (with a couple animals present) or just animals (Lady and … Continue reading

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A How-To Guide For A Night In Enjoying A Family Film

Having a family movie night is one of the most fun bonding things you can do. Most kids will appreciate having time spent with you and it can be a fun way for busy families to reconnect. There are a … Continue reading

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