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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Lakmé ♪ Léo Delibes - "Sous le dôme épais"

Léo Delibes
"Sous le dôme épais"

The "Flower Duet" (French: Duo des fleurs / Sous le dôme épais) is a famous duet for sopranos from Léo Delibes' opera Lakmé, first performed in Paris in 1883. The duet takes place in act 1 of the three-act opera, between characters Lakmé, the daughter of a Brahmin priest, and her servant Mallika, as they go to gather flowers by a river.

The duet is frequently used in advertisements and films and is popular as a concert piece. It was adapted for the track "Aria" in the British Airways "face" advertisements of the 1980s by Yanni and Malcolm McLaren.

Natalie Dessay & Delphine Haidan 
"Flower duet" from Lakme

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Storms & Carelessness

Someone is being VERY Careless...

Stop Playing with Clouds !!!

The last Category 5 hurricane to make landfall in the United States was Andrew, which lashed South Florida with wind gusts of up to 177 miles per hour in 1992. It caused immense devastation and forever changed Florida’s approach to hurricanes.
Twenty-five years later, we have Hurricane Irma — a storm that could be even worse.
The above GIF, assembled from GOES satellite data by Joel Nihlean, combines images of the two hurricanes to compare them side-by-side to scale.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

NASA Solar Flare

NASA’s SDO Captures Image
of Mid-level Flare
Sept. 5, 2017
The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 4:33 pm EDT on Sept. 4, 2017. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however — when intense enough — they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Meglio Stasera ♪♪ by Fran Jeffries ♪♪ Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche
 ♪♪  Meglio Stasera ♪♪

"Meglio Stasera" known in English as "It Had Better Be Tonight" is a 1963 song with music by Henry Mancini, Italian lyrics by Franco Migliacci and English lyrics by Johnny Mercer.

It was composed for the 1963 film The Pink Panther where it was performed by Fran Jeffries.

Better tonight, than tomorrow or never
Tomorrow who knows what will be?
 ♪♪  "Meglio Stasera" ♪♪
Fran Jeffries

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Carte Blanche - Jazz Band - C’est Juste un Tango

Carte Blanche
Jazz Band

NYC based 6-piece jazz ensemble Carte Blanche breathes new life into jazz classics from around the world.

Effortlessly transitioning from 20’s and 30’s American jazz standards to 40’s Parisian swing, bossa nova, cumbia, Russian, Yiddish, and Italian selections, the band’s dynamic and engaging act is a time capsule filled with vintage international musical gems- many of them rarely heard live. 

Carte Blanche
C’est Juste un Tango

The group also incorporates original compositions, offering a modern twist on the tried and true styles of the 20’s 30’s and 40’s.
The band features Spanish born, Mexican/American raised vocalist Cristina Kaminis whose unusual and sultry vocal quality captures the essence of the era, and enchants audiences with her impressive knack for languages and musical styles; easily flowing from Edith Piaf to Buena Vista Social Club renditions.
The ensemble’s versatile instrumentation featuring accordion and violin has a rich and captivating sound that is powered by a tight rhythm section. 

Feira de Mangaio
...and more

With their stunning white vintage accoutrements, they have developed a large group of devoted fans around the globe who love them as much for their look as for their commitment to preserving the music of a by-gone era.

Carte Blanche - Jazz Band

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Carte Blanche - Waiting for Love
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          TITLE                   TIME
  1. Meglio Stasera    3:52
  2. Smile        5:08
  3. L'accordeoniste    4:09
  4. Manha de Carnaval    3:30
  5. Tu Vuo Fa l'americano    2:55
  6. Young in Love    5:40
  7. Chiribim Chiribom    2:18
  8. Our Love Is Here to Stay    4:11
  9. La Vie, l'amour    2:43
  10. Moscow Nights    4:08
  11. Tumbalalaika    2:39
  12. Feira de Mangaio    4:52
  13. En Attendant l'amour    5:57


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Le Mouvement de l’Air ♪♪ The Movement of Air

Le Mouvement de l’Air
The Movement of Air
Création 2015 de la compagnie Adrien M / Claire B
Conception, direction artistique, scénographie et mise en scène : Claire Bardainne & Adrien Mondot

Conception informatique : Adrien Mondot
Chorégraphie : Yan Raballand
Danse : Rémi Boissy, Farid-Ayelem Rahmouni, Maëlle Reymond
Collaboration chorégraphique : Guillaume Bertrand
Musique originale et interprétation : Jérémy Chartier

LLe Mouvement de l’Air
Petit teasing : Millumin v2 est très très prometteur, voici quelques images de recherche réalisées avec le plug-in smoke. Un immense merci à l'équipe d'Anomes (Philippe, Antoine, Nicolas) pour leur patience et leur travail!

A small teaser : the next Millumin looks really promising. We just shoot a few videos during rehearsals of our upcoming performance using the smoke plug-in, providing a solid 60fps realtime simulation. Thanks a lot to the dev!

Le mouvement de l’air
Adrien M / Claire B -
Création octobre 2015

Monday, September 11, 2017

9-11 In Memoriam

In Memoriam 

September 11 Timeline
Click Link Below

Hero Dogs Of 9/11

Sobering Numbers Remind Us Sacrifice of 9/11 Responders

16 Sobering Numbers
That Remind Us To Honor The Sacrifice
Of   9/11  Responders

Inae Oh - Editor, HuffPost New York
Nick Wing  - Senior Viral Editor, The Huffington Post

Thirteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, some first responders and rescue workers are still waiting to receive proper care and compensation. From increased rates of cancer and other diseases to a continued failure by lawmakers to pass clear legislation to manage benefits, their burden has mounted with time, as new studies detail the toxic environments they rushed into.

As Americans move forward and look back this Sept. 11, let’s remember the sacrifice of those who put their lives on the line that day.

The number of first responders killed on Sept. 11, 2001.  Personnel responding to the attack on the Pentagon and to the downed plane in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, all survived.

The number of responders exposed to the highly toxic dust from the wreckage of the World Trade Center towers. It contained asbestos, glass shards, cement and other toxins.

The number of first responders injured.

The number of materials in each particle of dust from the destroyed towers.
The number of liters of jet fuel combusted in the attack, contributing to the dust cloud.
The pH level of destroyed concrete, which accounted for two-thirds of the total mass of World Trade Center dust. In comparison, ammonia’s pH level is 11. In 2006, Environmental Protection Agency scientist Cate Jenkins said dust created by the attack was “as caustic and alkaline as Drano.”

The number of rescue workers, including firefighters and EMT personnel, who have cancer.

How much more likely first responders are to be diagnosed with cancer than the general public, according to a federally sponsored study of almost 21,000 World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers.
How much more likely first responders are to be diagnosed with thyroid cancer than the general public.
How much more likely first responders are to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than the general public. Prostate cancer was not covered under the Zadroga Act, which provides testing and treatment for first responders, until last year.
The number of first responders who have died from health complications stemming from their work at Ground Zero, since Sept. 11, 2001, according to estimates.

In 2006, FDNY firefighter John McNamara stands outside Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he was undergoing chemotherapy for cancer he contracted Sept. 11

The number of years it took for the first sick responders to begin receiving payments for health compensation.
The total number of complete registrations submitted to the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund as of Sept. 8, 2014, according to a program report. At least 91 people from the Pentagon and Shanksville sites also applied to the fund, according to federal officials in 2013. Would-be claimants are required to register for the fund in order to apply for benefits, and applications are reviewed rigorously.
The number of applications for compensation that had been paid, as of Sept. 8, 2014. The mean amount of these payments is $267,915.72.
The number of years until the Zadroga Act expires, unless lawmakers extend the law, which provides health care and compensation to both responders and survivors.

The approximate number of service dogs that assisted in the search and rescue operation. They would later help in uncovering victims’ belongings, such as jewelry, to be returned to victims’ families. Studies have indicated that dogs, unlike their human handlers, have not shown signs of any significant health issues from their work.

Moxie and her handler, Mark Aliberti, arrived at the World Trade Center on the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, and searched the site for eight days.


Sunday, September 10, 2017

DACA Shame🎶 Randy Rainbow Song Parody

🎶    DACA  Shame   🎶
A Randy Rainbow
Song Parody
Yes! We Have NO Steve Banon!
🍌👋🏻  🍌👋🏻  🍌👋🏻
A Randy Rainbow Song Parody

The  Sycophant  Italiano
Randy Rainbow Song Parody

Cinema Italiano
Kate Hudson