There is a wonderful segment of "The Idiots Guide To Simple Living" that describes the quality circle theory, and this quote ( not from the book) really does support that.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
During last year's Manhattan Dancesport Championships, I made a visit to the Ripleys Museum with Lauren Garrett. Here are some of the unusual things we got to see:
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This is one of my favorite photos of the Beverly Hills Hotel, Sophia and I had lunch there during the 2013 Hollywood Dacesport Chanpinships, along with Mary Murphy, Louis Bar, Lauren Lapointe, and Shelia Smith Davis. Shelia was dancing with Ivan at the time.
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In Janauray, I went to the Walnut Street Theater in Phildelphia to see Noel Coward's Private Lives.
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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
One booth in particular belonged to the widow of a famous Jewlery designer, who was employed both by Vendome and Monet.
In her booth she sold what she called prototypes of what her husband designed. She claimed that for each collection made for Natalie Wood, that Natalie would receive a copy and the company would also retain an original copy. I don't know if the woman's story was true, but it seemed very believable . Each piece of Jewelry that she had contained note that she said was made by her husband. She said that when her husband retired, the company allowed him to take several of his original copies.
Roxi seemed to fall in love with them, so I went back later to purchase a necklace for her in secret, and held onto to it until the holidays. We didn't spend the holidays together that year. She went home to her family, but when I gave it to her, she loved it ( or did a good job in pretending). I feel she really did love it, because she wore it so frequently. It was a beautiful piece and I ashamedly never kept of photo of it. It appeared similar to the one in this photo, of Natailie Would wearing yellow.
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Congratulations to Lauren Lapointe who won the DCT Top Student Award for now a third year in a row. Her teacher, Louis Bar, earned 2nd place Top Teacher. Both Lauren and Louis have been very supportive friends over the last three years, and I've enjoyed participating with them in three consecutive tours.
Last year, in 2014, I placed in the Top Ten on the DCT. It was probably my first and last time doing so. I was honored to receive the award in absencia, as I was unable to attend the final awards ceremony in Nashville.
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This weekend I enjoyed thumbing through all the social media tributes for Gene Kelly, as his birthday fell on August 23. Perhaps Gene Kelly is on everyone's mind these days, with both An American in Paris and On The Town both playing on Broadway.
I had no idea there were so many fan sites and trivia postings about Gene, right down to the scar on his cheek and how it got there.
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This weekend I got to chat with David Warren, of the legendary Orioles.
The Orioles were a R&B group of the early 1950s, one of the earliest doo-wop groups, who celebrated their 68th anniversary with us at Mr. Henry's.
The Orioles are generally acknowledged as R&B's first vocal group.
Coincidentally, David is also Roberta Flack's cousin, who recorded her first record in the upstairs jazz lounge at #MrHenrysDC
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Saturday, August 22, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Monica was a friend to the dance community and well into her 90's, used social media to support National Dance Week. She once danced with Gower Champion.
According to Monica's website:
" Monica Lewis was a certified pop music and pop culture phenomenon — the rhapsodic vocal essence of the Jazz Age."
Both Song Birds use similar Twitter Handles!
You can follow Monica's Twitter page :
You can follow the Songbyrd MusicHouse
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