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hifructosemag:

Working from her Brooklyn, NY studio, artist Zaria Forman creates pastel landscapes inspired by the beauty and vastness of the sky and the sea. Hers is an art created for facilitating a deeper understanding of a world in crisis. She is fascinated by the constantly-changing nature of water and inspired by the challenges of her medium.

Read our exclusive interview with Zaria Forman on Hi-Fructose.

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Remembering Rita Hayworth, the Dancer

Rita with her Father and Grandfather

Today marks what would have been the 95th birthday of Rita Hayworth, the legendary screen goddess best known today for her seductive portrayal of Gilda in the 1946 film of the same name. But  Rita also was a terrific dancer, a fact that her image as sex symbol has overshadowed. over the years.

Rita’s background was almost exclusively in dance. Born Margarita Carmen Cansino on October 17, 1918, in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Spanish flamenco dancer Eduardo Cansino and English/Irish-American Ziegfeld girl Volga Hayworth. Rita was an exceptionally talented dancer, and her performances showed a strength and sensitivity that set her apart from other actresses, and made her just as popular with female audiences as with male. Dancing-wise, she held her own opposite Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly(Cover Girl, 1944) and more. In fact, she regarded her two films with Fred(You’ll Never Get Rich, 1941 and You Were Never Lovelier, 1942) as her favorites. Rita loved dancing, and it showed. Shy, quiet and self-conscious offstage, Margarita came alive when she danced and audience members often noticed the dichotomy between the fiery creature dancing onstage and the quiet girl they witnessed offstage.

At the end of her life, when Rita was unable to communicate due to the ravages of Alzheimer’s Disease, her daughter Yasmin often put music on and watched as Rita’s feet began to move rhythmically, as if she were remembering her life as a dancer. Her ability to dance was one of the last things to go–a small victory over the disease that ended her life in 1987.

Here is my one of my favorite dance routines of Rita with Fred Astaire - “So Near and Yet So Far” from the movie You’ll Never Get Rich, 1941

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Brothers Young Productions recently held a video casting call for dancers around the world to appear in the movie Untapped. After evaluating thousands of submissions, the list has been narrowed down to 200 semifinalists. Brothers Young will spend the next month narrowing the list down. Those selected will earn a spot in the inspirational feature film, which will begin production in early 2015. Something else also resulted from the auditions: the inspiring and moving responses to the question, “Why do you love dance?” From those responses Brothers Young created a stirring video, and plans to share more of these touching responses in the coming months.

Auditions for Untapped Movie Inspires Video

Brothers Young Productions recently held a video casting call for dancers around the world to appear in the movie “Untapped.” After evaluating thousands of submissions, the list has been narrowed down to 200 semifinalists.
Brothers Young will spend the next month narrowing the list down. Those selected will earn a spot in the inspirational feature film, which will begin production in early 2015.

Something else also resulted from the auditions: the inspiring and moving responses to the question, “Why do you love dance?” From those responses Brothers Young created a stirring video, and plans to share more of these touching responses in the coming months.

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bthny:

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ATTN North Jersey/NYC/Philly/etc.: My grandmother is no longer able to care for her two beagles and we desperately need to find a new home for them. Harpo (L) will curl up next to you for pets as soon as you sit down and Joey (R) is more energetic and playful. They are a bit senior (10 and 14 - I think that Harpo is older but could be wrong about that) and sweethearts in their own unique ways. Both are healthy and just had full dental work done. Because they are bonded and have been living together after my grandmother rescued them separately years ago, we’d love to see them remain together. For more information, please contact FernDog Rescue at ferndogadoptions@gmail.com or Verona Animal Hospital at 973-239-1881/www.vahmah.com.

Thank you to everyone who has shared so far. My grandmother asked about her dogs last night and was relieved to hear about our efforts to find them a new home.
I am heartbroken to think about how sad and scared they must be in their temporary home at the vet, though I’m sure that the staff there is providing excellent care. There is no way that I or anybody else in my family can take them in; because we are the type of people who prefer dogs to humans this is really hard for all of us.
Please continue to share. They would do great in a home with older children (10 and over, I’d say) and have lived with other dogs and a cat before. 

bthny:

bthny:

ATTN North Jersey/NYC/Philly/etc.: My grandmother is no longer able to care for her two beagles and we desperately need to find a new home for them. Harpo (L) will curl up next to you for pets as soon as you sit down and Joey (R) is more energetic and playful. They are a bit senior (10 and 14 - I think that Harpo is older but could be wrong about that) and sweethearts in their own unique ways. Both are healthy and just had full dental work done. Because they are bonded and have been living together after my grandmother rescued them separately years ago, we’d love to see them remain together. For more information, please contact FernDog Rescue at ferndogadoptions@gmail.com or Verona Animal Hospital at 973-239-1881/www.vahmah.com.

Thank you to everyone who has shared so far. My grandmother asked about her dogs last night and was relieved to hear about our efforts to find them a new home.

I am heartbroken to think about how sad and scared they must be in their temporary home at the vet, though I’m sure that the staff there is providing excellent care. There is no way that I or anybody else in my family can take them in; because we are the type of people who prefer dogs to humans this is really hard for all of us.

Please continue to share. They would do great in a home with older children (10 and over, I’d say) and have lived with other dogs and a cat before. 

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easybranches:

Self-Conscious is very Helpful for us to Face with all the Challenges We have in Life We must have faith in ourselves to get ahead with perseverance to get where we in believe. Ourselves be aware that what we say or do has value with honesty and due a target with results. This will always give calm and inner peace in ourselves, we shouldn’t be stressed over the distrust of others because if “we want to measure other people’s cloth by our own yard”. Help of others will be offered faster when problems arise, because we have built up a close circle of friends where trust and friendship will prevail. Everyone knows that there are constant problems in our life through different mindsets of people and we should be prepared to face them with our self awareness. Unfortunately we cannot be prepared for everything, and we’ll still be surprised at certain times, but there will be faith in ourselves to show the value that we have built. We will enter every fresh challenge with a smile and this will make us stronger by the new experiences we’ve gained from it. Never give up after a bad experience and continue combative to improve in the community for a good future, believe that everything will be well again. Through perceptions and experiences about human life with the difference between good and evil, we can prepare ourselves to be confronted with the coming challenges in the future. The rapid changes and developments from the thinking of people in the world by creating a bad economy indicate for many that with honesty, there will be poverty, and it will not bode well for a peaceful society. To be self-conscious and confronted with challenges of others or life events can be very useful to take preparations to overcome any struggle in our life event. I wish you a healthy life. Kindly Regards, Author Jan Jansenhttp://poems.easybranches.com/self-conscious-is-very-helpful-for-us-to-face-with-all-the-challenges-we-have-in-life.html
Read More Poetry……. #poem #poetry #poems #story #stories #quote #peace #easybranches #janjansen (at Easy Branches Webdesign Hosting Domains And Online Advertising)

easybranches:

Self-Conscious is very Helpful for us to Face with all the Challenges We have in Life

We must have faith in ourselves to get ahead with perseverance to get where we in believe.
Ourselves be aware that what we say or do has value with honesty and due a target with results.
This will always give calm and inner peace in ourselves, we shouldn’t be stressed over the distrust of others because if “we want to measure other people’s cloth by our own yard”.
Help of others will be offered faster when problems arise, because we have built up a close circle of friends where trust and friendship will prevail.
Everyone knows that there are constant problems in our life through different mindsets of people and we should be prepared to face them with our self awareness.
Unfortunately we cannot be prepared for everything, and we’ll still be surprised at certain times, but there will be faith in ourselves to show the value that we have built.
We will enter every fresh challenge with a smile and this will make us stronger by the new experiences we’ve gained from it.
Never give up after a bad experience and continue combative to improve in the community for a good future, believe that everything will be well again.
Through perceptions and experiences about human life with the difference between good and evil, we can prepare ourselves to be confronted with the coming challenges in the future.
The rapid changes and developments from the thinking of people in the world by creating a bad economy indicate for many that with honesty, there will be poverty, and it will not bode well for a peaceful society.
To be self-conscious and confronted with challenges of others or life events can be very useful to take preparations to overcome any struggle in our life event.

I wish you a healthy life.
Kindly Regards,
Author Jan Jansen
http://poems.easybranches.com/self-conscious-is-very-helpful-for-us-to-face-with-all-the-challenges-we-have-in-life.html

Read More Poetry…….
#poem #poetry #poems #story #stories #quote #peace
#easybranches #janjansen
(at Easy Branches Webdesign Hosting Domains And Online Advertising)