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The Aldwych Theatre

The Aldwych Theatre, the 23 December 1905 opened with a showing of "Blue Bell", by Walter Wallis, by WGR Sprague designed, built and financed by Seymour Hicks, along with Charles Frohman. It was set in an ornate Georgian style, designed as part of the new building of London's Aldwych, to which the theater is almost identical to the theater opened the Waldorf Theatre (now known as Novello). The two theaters surround the Hotel Waldorf. The Aldwych is a classII, West End Theatre in Aldwych, WC2B 4DF, in Westminster.

After "Blue Bell", the theater showed "The Beauty of Bath 'in 1906," The Gay Gordons "in 1907, and the town as a place for" Le Sacre du Printemps, "a controversial game that uses its world premiere in Paris later this year. In 1920, Unknown "has been carried out the 'and from 1925 to 1933, it was the center for the performing farces by Ben Travers, Norma Varden with, Winifred Shotter, Robertson Hare, comedian TomWalls and Yvonne Arnauld, a popular singer of that time. These services, which played exclusively at this theater was known as' The Aldwych farces. " In 1933, a new version of "The Dreimäderlhaus" was in theaters under the title "Lilac Time". "A Streetcar Named Desire" was shown in 1949, and the Oscar-winning actress Vivien Leigh, who won the award for the film adaptation of the play performed. The show was directed by Laurence Olivier, Leigh's husband.

InDecember 1960, the theater management announced that the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon was intended, their productions in London theater basis for the next three years. In fact, the group remained in theater for more than 20 years, moving to the Barbican Arts Center in 1982. While the company's time in the theater, they produced many popular shows like "The Greek", "Nicholas Nickleby" and several Shakespeare shows.

From 1990 to 1991, "PrivateLives with Joan Collins was shown at the Aldwych Other productions include ". An Inspector Calls ", shown from 1993 to 1995," ink "is running from 1995 to 1996," Tolstoy ", shown from April to May 1996, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman's" Whistle Down the Wind ", which from 1998 2001 was, "Thunderbirds FAB ', running from 2001 to 2002," Fame – The Musical, "which had an impressive series of spanning 6 September 2002, by 22 April 2006, and" Dirty Dancing – the classic story ofStage ", the 28 September was first performed in 2006, and continues to play to date.

The theater has a capacity of 1176 potential sponsors, but are rarely used than the standing, it effectively has 1092 seats. The stands of the theater, two passages that run from the back of the theater to HH line. The seats in the front walkway and are not in a central block. The Dress Circle offers great views of the stage, sans Series M, which is affected by the Upper Circle overhang. There arecan also have a few front row seats, the views blocked by a handrail.


December 10, 2010 Posted by | Mary Travers Articles | , | Leave a comment

8 Tips for Writing Great Lyrics

Anyone can write good song lyrics. Sometimes I find myself whistling or humming catchy words that linger in my head. Other times can I write down a few verses that could be easily converted into text. Experts from the fields of music, song writing and psychology all agree, this spontaneous childhood room is where the most creative ideas are born. Sometimes our best work only happens when we no expectations.

Take the song "Puff The Magic Dragon". It began asa poem by Leonard Lipton wrote. While at Cornell Lipton was a friend with a roommate of Peter Yarrow. In 1959 he wrote a poem about Jackie Paper, who called plays with his imaginary dragon named Puff in a village at sea Honalee. Although Lipton forgot the poem was Yarrow put it and it comes to music. Yarrow began the song with his friends Paul Stookey and Mary Travers and the rest is history.

Although spontaneity is a good starting point for poetry,Most professionals follow a few basic rules.

# 1 Make The storyline Consistent: grow "In Puff The Magic Dragon", Jackie Paper, loses interest in his imaginary friend, "unfortunately slipped into his cave." If Lipton had his poem talks about why he likes to golf to tennis ended, for example, the story would have fallen apart and probably caught the eye of Peter Yarrow.

# 2 is a catchy title: Choose a title that not only the framework for your story, but has a catchySound on it. A few good songs that come to mind are: Emotions, White Christmas, a dollar in my jeans, lady, Lady Lay, El Paso, I love how you love me, until it's time for you to go, fever, Suspicious Minds, My
Way. . . the list goes on.

# 3 Use a well-defined rhyming scheme: Songwriters often talk about texts in terms of AB AB AA BB or any other form. What they mean is that the last word in certain lines of rhythm. Take a look at the lyrics to "Puff the Magic Dragon". In thefirst row, matched Lipton "sea" with "Honah-Lee" on the A line and "Puff" and "things" on the B line. This pattern is pleasing to the ear. [For a more detailed discussion of poetic forms, in every good book to take on the songwriting.]

# 4 Using internal rhythms as long as they do not break the story line: An inner rhythm is simple rhyming words in the middle and the last word of the line. Although this line makes it interesting and pleasing to the ear, an error early Songwriteroften with an internal rhythm, the importance of power

not exactly on the action.

Listener # 5 Repeat certain words Hook: The concept of the "hook" is used in songs, stories, books, plays and films plot. It is a word or two or theme idea that grabs the listener or viewer's attention and is repeated over the course of work. In songs, the hook is often found in the title. Check out the song "Feelings" by Morris Albert. How often does theWord "feelings" appear in the title and text?

# 6 Learn From The Masters: Browse through song books from your local music store or some of the public library. You can bet on great songwriters as Lennon and McCartney, James Taylor, Jim Croce, Paul Simon and Bob Dylan to incorporate these rules into their songs, or choose cancel to be aware because they have mastered the basic principles of lyric writing.

# 7 confirm with people at your same or better level of difficulty:There is a reason why many of the world have been the most memorable songs by songwriter team wrote. The advent of the World Wide Web, it just has to meet and share ideas and projects with individuals and groups to join, as the Nashville Songwriters Association of America.

# 8 Be original, have fun and Keep On Writing!

October 20, 2010 Posted by | Mary Travers Articles | , | Leave a comment

All the flowers have Gone – A Tribute to Mary Travers

Tonight I ask, where Peter the flowers are really gone? Mary Travers, of, Paul and Mary passed away Wednesday evening, aged 72, from leukemia at a hospital in Danbury, Connecticut.

An American treasure, an icon, an idol for my generation – Maria was the singer and songwriter of the trio Peter, Paul and Mary, along with their male colleagues, Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey. They began in 1961 at The Bitter End (for those of youdo not recognize the name, is a folk music night spot in New York City in Greenwich Village). The group was the inspiration of manager Albert Grossman, who's create a folk song was super group, while he managed the chart-topping, Bob Dylan. Grossman's idea was certainly good as Peter, Paul and Mary came to symbolize popular music in America for so many of us in the 1960s and from then on.

The trio became one of the most successful popular music groups,Singing classics like "500 Miles", "Leaving on a Jet Plane," "Blowin 'in the Wind" and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" In addition, led the epic song of an era and a cause "If I had a Hammer" at the 1963 March on Washington, DC, was where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. kept 's I Have a Dream speech. Peter, Paul and Mary won five Grammys and had 13 Top 40 hits. Their songs crossed generations. "Puff the Magic Dragon," often said, veiled messages about drugs andMarijuana, they were long ago what it was really about … A dragon! And children know and appreciate the song to this day.

For me, Peter Paul and Mary were my college years anthem. As students, between neat fraternities / sororities and burning our bras / Draft cards smart, we lived for their music and the beads around his neck. After having them live on the campus of Florida State University in my first year in the mid-sixties, we went home to our dorms, and collectedin stairwells with our guitars, as we have often. The staircase was groovy echoes that allows our voices sound so much better – especially for me on the top floor, need all the help I could get! That night, however, as we strummed, picked and sang about dragons, flowers and hammers, did we know that Maria had modest admitted to our hospital.

The campus grapevine worked mysterious, however, so we soon found out and rushed there to gather with candles and holdour breath waiting for word. Mary had collapsed from exhaustion was the report that we received, but claimed the rumor (and I say rumor) that she had a miscarriage one.

Your music and Mary's vocals in particular peppered my life in my early adulthood hood. Travelling to the College to Canada with my best friend, my cousin, and his best friend, PP & M and John Denver was on the 8-track! This was a joyful journey soaring – take it for what it meant and you always want to —to me this trip was pure bliss! I had no idea that I would then not only the best friend, but my cousin both brain tumors lose all within the last few months. It is almost surprising, or in some ways surprising to me that Mary Travers has now got cancer and died for all of us too. Not surprising, but oh so heartbreaking.

This evening I will probably pull my old guitar dust off what John Denver taught me in his interpretation of "TheOld Guitar ", that:

"This old guitar taught me to sing a love song

It showed me how to laugh and how to cry

It made me and some friends of mine

And brightened a few days

It helped him through some lonely nights,

Oh, what a friend on a cold and lonely night "

John Denver, also now gone, was a hit, some years later by Peter, Paul and Mary's "Leaving on a Jet Plane", one of my favorites.

The words say far too many, butespecially for me and today especially in the evening. My guitar and the music is associated with-the music of Denver, and Joan Baez, but especially Peter, Paul and Mary spoke to me in those years and in the years since and to this day. Their music has taught me, like "laugh and cry, like". And tonight I call. I weep for the loss of a great lady who meant so much for so many. But I also know their music will live on, and that has put us all rest in peace is something that Mary supported all their lifeand you want to be their legacy.

I hope you get pleasure from a couple of Peter, Paul and Mary's songs …. and my favorite! Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts and if you have some time to hear some of this wonderful music, you will not regret it.

And I want to "leave you with the words of Mary sang" Leaving on a Jet Plane

"Now the time has come to leave you

Once again let me kiss you

Then close your eyes, be sick on myWay.

Dream about the days to come "


October 4, 2010 Posted by | Mary Travers Articles | , , | Leave a comment

It is a wonderful film

It's A Wonderful Life (1946) began as a short story called "The Greatest Gift". Philip Van Doren Stern writer could sell it to a publisher, he sent the story as a long Christmas card to friends. His agent subsequently sold the fable to images, where it went through several transformations RKO. In a convincing version of a losing political candidate, suicidal thoughts, only an angel to him to stay and do good works. Finally fell into the hands of the DirectorFrank Capra who cried when he read it, said it was the story he had long searched for his whole life, and it bought its first project for his new production company, Liberty Films are.

To play the unassuming savings and loan clerk, Capra wanted Jimmy Stewart who he previously worked with you had in your Can not Take It With You (1938) and Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939). But back from the Second World War, which was 37 years old Stewart is no longer the easy going man, he had liverwas in the thirties. The former Oscar winner for The Philadelphia Story (1940) had a man in bomb attacks in the European theater of war resulted in severe B-24s to maneuver. The loud engines damaged his hearing, to be welcomed in later years the people if the people he would and he would not respond, some would mistake his deafness for a cold personality. He was uncertain after five years away from the screen when he wanted to be in the movies. Sometimes, the profession seemed tohumiliating. In 1943, when Stewart had tried to stay in the best hotel in Madrid, he was gone because he was an actor on. He went back into the Air Force Base, got his colonel's uniform and then they let him in.

When he returned to Southern California in 1945, Stewart took things easy. He refused to sign it again with his old studio MGM, despite tearful requests so from the hammy Louis B. Mayer to do. He was content to spend time with kite flying and building model planes with HenryFonda. When Capra to make his pitch Stewart looked bored, came out of it, what to lose the director, the confidence. "Well Jim, it will be a savings and loan clerk to commit suicide's. There is an angel named Clarence who shows him what life would have been him … aw forget it's a stupid idea without the . Capra turned out if Stewart's hand on his shoulder. "Frank, if you want me, I'm your man." At least that's how the film tells journalists it.

Stewartwas morose and insecure as filming began. Then he went off to serve, Hollywood had found new leading men like Kirk Douglas and Gregory Peck, who was seven years younger than him. Some scenes for the now graying actor called still be in high school. He felt ridiculous, and as plastic surgery. But he was strongly influenced by his co-star Donna Reed who encouraged him helped while. In the romantic scene where George (Stewart) and Mary (Reed) declared their love for each other,Capra joked that Stewart so nervous he wrapped a phone chord around her book, that he had not run away. James had been restricted by the film's villain Lionel Barrymore, the wheelchair because of crippling arthritis helped. "Cheer up son, I want you. Do not you know you make people happier than a movie star than you ever shoot at them in a plane."

In the 1930s, Capra worked at Columbia Pictures had, which was ruled by the autocratic Harry Cohn, the commonest long as theMan in Hollywood. The Mogul kept the entire studio tapped a huge portrait of Mussolini displayed in his office, and used an electrified chair to give unsuspecting victims of sudden jolts. Capra had once sat was a shock and anger smashed the chair to bits. When the shooting began, the A's Wonderful Life, Capra was happy to be free of Cohn, but nervous. Now his own money was part of the investment. Known to work for making movie sets fun places, he was at firstgrumpy and irritable with his cast and crew. The shooting has not help a snowy Christmas movie in over a hundred degree heat in Encino morality. Many of the tightening force is powerless actors. But there were nice moments. One scene required Mary to throw a stone through the window an old manor house and do something. Capra had a marksman ready behind the camera, but to his delight Reed smashed the glass on her own. She turned to him and said: "Why so surprised Do not you think an Iowa farm girl wouldKnow how to play baseball? "

As the shoot progressed Capra back his confidence. He scorned special effects when Clarence Oddbody the angel (Henry Travers) has its magic, my face by telling his actors. The director began to believe he made the greatest film of all time. When his mood brightened the Company enjoyed picnics and singing on the set, the hallmarks of Capra's earlier films were.

Too dark, the country wanted comedy like Dean Martinand Jerry Lewis. Too dated, Wonderful Life came down like a depression film rather than a post-war film. For whatever reason the three million-dollar production against their money back. Capra chose to fold his tent shortly after the film's release Liberty Films, "The fastest way to go broke a man ever devised." Stewart panic. The ex-war hero got a call from his agent. "Donna Reed loved working with you. If you want to do it again." "No way. The girl isbewitched. "June Allyson became his leading lady of choice playing his wife five times. Decades later he would praise the performance of a confused Donna Reed for making Wonderful Life great." My God, "she told her friends." He did not say for sure 't that when it came out. "

Years passed. From that point on Capra not willing to establish what risk his own money or work for someone else, very few films. Stewart decided to present a stronger image on the screen. He refused to play in war moviessaid they were unrealistic, choosing instead hard and brittle as Western The Man From Laramie (1954), which helped make him rich and surpass John Wayne as the nation's number one box office star. Reed back her career by winning an Academy Award for playing a prostitute in From Here To Eternity (1953) and then became one of television most healthy mothers. And It's A Wonderful Life fell into the public domain in 1973, renewed, because no one is protected by copyright. The film has been forgottenrepeated on almost every cable-TV channel showed a large number of spectators was at length, and a perennial Christmas Classic.

September 15, 2010 Posted by | Mary Travers Articles | | Leave a comment

Battling sexism on the track

As the first woman in a male-dominated field is no picnic. you may face public misunderstanding, hostility, professional, legal problems or even death threats. In a study of female firefighters, 88% of respondents reported sexual harassment (and 70% reported ongoing harassment).

But as the unimaginable hard work, the life of a thoroughbred horse racer does not need a deterrent for those who enjoy and love the sport – not just as spectators but asParticipants – that sport has the grievances of the mastery of a difficult when reversing a history of sexism does not stop these women from the female pioneers in the circuit.

As is often the case, the women were always involved in horse racing, even though they had been kept from most of the glory prone position. Women had owned horses, trained horses, and of course pay for the privilege to watch the races. (The most famous female trainers were to Maria Hirsch, the daughter oflegendary Max Hirsch, Diana Carpenter and Jenine Sahadi.)
But it was Diane Crump, left, in 1969, the Pari-mutuel horse racing, what women are still doing on the golf course – breaking the barrier to do the sexes. It was a heady time. Only two years ago, hauling 20-year-old Kathrine Switzer for the Boston Marathon (had registered only with their initials) and, despite attempts by the race to her from the track, she finished the race. Title IX, legislation that allows girls andWomen in college and high school athletics competition in the measured without disability or double standards, three years was gone.

Crump made them change the world appearance at the Hialeah Race Track that day in February 1969, without all the fanfare that greeted Switzer's Run. Attracts Boos and cheers, she did not win that day, but it achieved a different kind of victory a year later, when they turn to the first woman in the Kentucky Derby ride.

Also in 1969, there was Barbara JoRubin's landmark win (the first by a woman in the U.S.); victory Tuesdee Testa and, much later, Patricia Cooksey, Donna Barton, and Andrea Seefeldt. But sexism against women in Thoroughbred racing was still widespread. Consider the career of Julie Krone.

Krone, the first woman to win a Triple Crown race in U.S. history, after her 1993 victory Belmont Stakes (Colonial Affair amazed), has set a standard of excellence for everyone to play hard. She won over 17% of their races netted more than$ 90,000,000 in turn and left her name in the record books several times. They also executed dominate a Michael Jordan-style-then-retired-then-return and dominate-back maneuver, winning a Breeder's Cup races (again, the only woman to do so) after it in a failed retirement 2002 returns. But numbers do not capture the extent of the power of a woman who, after all, confronted not only the barriers to block all would-be jockey of performance, but also the hostility that so oftencomes with a strong woman, where no woman would be appreciated. had, for example, she once had for a victory pose, while blood dripped from her ear – a fellow jockey (who wanted the area is limited, literally, "Fellows") receive, she beat during the race. (You bloody his nose.) You almost died after an accident at Saratoga in 1993 (the same year as her storied Belmont victory), then broke both hands to spill in a 1995th But they fought – all the way to another first: the Hallher of Fame in 2000.

Interestingly enough, racing the slow acceptance of women in the way of horse mirrors in other arenas, women have another option – it starts much further back than you think had entered. (For each Kathrine Switzer, there is an Atalanta; for each Adrienne Rich, the well-known feminist poet, there is a Sappho, the men, the women might show hundreds of years before Christ Outwrite.)

Although she rarely remembered today, Anna Lee Aldred (1921-2006 actual)get a jockey license in 1939, the race is in the state and country fairs. However, their license was issued in Mexico, because officials had failed (accidentally set) that women are not allowed to race at the Agua Caliente Race Track. So you non-American license, thirty years, Crump's appearance at Hialeah, still takes nothing from Crump performance.

July 10, 2010 Posted by | Mary Travers Articles | , | Leave a comment

Cast List for Harry Potter

The cast of actors and actresses in the Harry Potter films (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chamber of Secret, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, Half Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows) are of British origin. The three main characters in the film: The "Who-Boy-Live" Harry Potter and his two best friends, Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger were then unknown actors represented Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson. These two actors andActress plays the characters in all seven films.

Hogwarts TEACHERS AND residents

Richard St. John Harris portrays the great wizard Albus Dumbledore in the first two films. When Richard Harris died on 25 October 2002, he was was replaced by Michael Gambon in the next Harry Potter films. Toby Regbo played the young Dumbledore in the final two-part film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Alfred Burke presented earlier in the second Headmaster Armando Dippet Film.Carolyn Pickles shown Charity Burbage, the Muggle Studies teacher in the 7th Book that Voldemort tortured and killed in the holy places of death.

Robbie Coltrane Rubeus Hagrid represented Hogwarts gamekeeper in all seven films. Martin Bayfield played a young Hagrid in Chamber of Secrets. David Bradley Argus Filch portrays the gloss in all films of Harry. Filius Flitwick Charms teacher was portrayed by Warwick Davis in all Potter films, except in the Prisoner ofAzkaban.

Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank, of Rubeus Hagrid as Care of Magical Creatures teacher in the "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban version, after Draco Malfoy Buckbeak incident was portrayed by Apple Brooke. Rolanda Hooch, the Hogwarts is Quidditch instructor was from Zoe Wanamaker presented in the first film.

Kenneth Branagh portrays the braggart Defense Against the Dark Arts, Gilderoy Lockhart in Chamber of Secrets. Dame Maggie Smith portrays DeputyHeadmistress Minerva McGonagall in all Potter films. Sally Hogwarts librarian Irma Pince Mortemore shown in the second Film.

Gemma Jones represented Hogwarts Head Nurse Poppy Pomfrey in the second and 6 Films and its role in the finished film Reprise. Quirinus Quirrell, the Defense Against the Dark Arts, which was possessed by Lord Voldemort in the first film, was played by Ian Hart. Jim Broadbent portrays the ambitious Potions Master Horace Slughorn in the sixth andfinished film. Severus Snape, Hogwarts Potions Master from the philosopher's stone, to the Order of the Phoenix, was played by Alan Rickman. Alec Hopkins plays a young Severus Snape in the fifth and 6 Films. Miriam Margoyles played Pomona Sprout Herbology teacher in Chamber of Secrets and Goblet of Fire. Divination teacher Sybill Trelawney was eccentric Emma Thompson in the Chamber of Secrets and the Order of the Phoenix "was playing.

Hogwarts inhabitants (non-human)

The non-human inhabitantsHogwarts are magical beings, like a conversation Hogwarts portraits and house spirits composed. Slytherin's Bloody Baron was by Terence Bayle in the first Film shown. Silly talk portrait of Sir Cadogan, who was the temporary guardian of Gryffindor Tower after receiving The Fat Lady was attacked by Sirius Black in Prisoner of Azkaban ", was portrayed by Paul Whitehouse in the third film.

Sam Beazly Everard presented in the 5th Film. Ghost of Hufflepuff fat monk was played by SimonFisher-Becker in the first film. Gryffindor Tower's entrance portrait Guardian, The Fat Lady was, by Elizabeth Spriggs in Philosopher's Stone and Dawn French playing in the Prisoner of Azkaban. Ravenclaw's The Grey Lady was by Nina Young in the first and 2 Film won. Moaning Myrtle, a girl, that when the Basilisk the Chamber of Secrets first released, died, was won by Shirley Henderson in Chambers of Secrets and Goblet of Fire ".

Gryffindor House ghost Sir Nicholas DeMimsy-Porpington (Nearly Headless Nick) was founded by John Cleese in the first and 2 Film played. Former Hogwarts Headmaster Phineas Nigellus Black portrait was in the fifth by John Atterbury Film won. Rick Mayall played Peeves the Poltergeist in the first film, while Leslie Phillips said the Sorting Hat in the Philosopher's Stone.

STUDENTS from Hogwarts

Hufflepuff Hannah Abbott was second in the Charlotte Skeoch and 4 Film won. Marcus Belby was played by Robert Knox in theHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Emi Dale Katie Bell played in the first and second film, while Georgina Leonidas played the character in the sixth Film. Susan Bones was Eleanor of Columbus in the first and 3 Film won. Miles Bletchley was represented by David Cemetery in the Chamber of Secrets. Jennifer Smith plays Lavender Brown in Chamber of Secrets, whereas the character of Jessie Cave in 6th and 7 Film portrays.

Helen Stuart presented Millicent Bulstrode in the secondFilm. Katie Leung plays Cho Chang, Harry's first crush in the Goblet of Fire and Deathly Hallows. Gemma Padley Penelope Clearwater played in Chamber of Secrets. Jamie Waylett plays Vincent Crabbe in all six films. Hugh Mitchell played Colin Creevey in the second Film. Henry Lloyd Hughes played Roger Davies in Goblet of Fire.

Robert Pattinson plays Cedric Diggory in the fourth Film. Edward Randell shown Hufflepuff Justin Finch-Fletchley in the second Film. Slytherin QuidditchCaptain Marcus Flint was by Jamie Yeats in the first and 2 Film won. Seamus Finnigan Devon Murray was portrayed in all seven films.

Joshua Herdman Gregory Goyle Bully Slytherin played in all seven films, too. Will Theakston presented Terrence Higgs in the first Film. Danielle Tabor Angelina Johnson played in the first three films but Tiana Benjamin replaced in Goblet of Fire.

Leann, Katie Bell's best friend was in the sixth by Isabella Laughland Film won.Quidditch commentator Lee Jordan was by Luke Youngblood in the first Both films played. Matthew Lewis portrays Neville Longbottom in all seven films. Evanna Lynch plays Luna Lovegood in the fifth to seventh film.

Louis Doyle played Ernie Macmillan in the Chamber of Secrets and Goblet of Fire. Slytherin Draco Malfoy Tom Felton was portrayed in Philosopher's Stone to Half-Blood Prince. "It is the role again in the final film. Mclaggen Arrogant Cormac was played by Fred stroma in HarryPotter and the Half Blood Prince.

Nigel by William Melling of the Phoenix played up to the Half-Blood Prince. "Pansy Parkinson had been portrayed by Genevieve Gaunt in Prisoner of Azkaban and was replaced by Scarlett Byrne in the sixth film. The other half of the Patil twins, was Padma Patil Ravenclaw Afshan Azad in the 4th and 5th film won. Gryffindor Parvati Patil was from Sitara Shah presented in the third film, but it was by Shefali Chowdhury in the fourth to sixth versionFilm.

Scott Fearn Adrian Pucey shown in the first and 2 Film. Nick Smith played Zacarias Smith in 5th Film. Gryffindor Quidditch Chaser Alicia spinet was Leilah Sutherland in the first Film and Rochelle Douglas in the second Film won. Alfred Enoch Dean Thomas from a portrait of Philosopher's Stone to the Half-Blood Prince ".

Anna Shafer Romilda Vane played in the sixth Film. Fred and George Weasley were represented by James and Oliver Phelps in all 7Cinema

Harry Potter's love interest and the youngest of the Weasley siblings are portrayed by Bonnie Wright in all seven films. Sean Biggerstaff Gryffindor Quidditch captain Oliver Wood played in the first and 2 Film. Louis Blaise Zabini Cordice played in the 6th and last film.

Those who do not have to be called (Lord Voldemort) and his Death Eaters BE

Regulus Black, Sirius Black's younger brother was in the sixth by Tom Moorcroft Film won. Death Eater siblings Alecto and AmycusCarrow were Suzie and Ralph Ineson Toase each in the sixth Film shown. David Tennant plays Barty Crouch Jr. in Goblet of Fire.

Werewolf Fenrir Greyback Alpha Vicious by David Leno in the sixth and played last film. Helena Bonham Carter played Bellatrix Lestrange in Order of the Phoenix "to the Deathly Hallows. Peter Best Walden Macnair in the third and fifth film played film.

Jason Isaacs plays Lucius Malfoy in the 2nd, 4th, 5th and 7 Film. Tony Coburnplayed the young Lucius Malfoy in the sixth Film. Narcissa Malfoy was by Helen McCrory in the sixth and last film portrays. Timothy Spall played Peter Pettigrew in the 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7 Film.

Charles Hughes played a young Pettigrew in the 5th Film. Rod Hunt played Thorfinn Rowle in 6th and 7 Film. Nick Moran played in the 7th Scabior Film. Chase Armitage, Sam Parham, Adam Bradshaw and played in the 7th Snatchers Film.

John Paul Yaxley Castrianni played in the sixthFilm. Tav McDougall Travers played in the 4th Film. A young Lord Voldemort was played and spoken by Richard Bremmer, Ian Hart each in the first Film. Christian Coulson played a young Voldemort in the second Film. Ralph Fiennes plays Lord Voldemort in the fourth and 7 Film. Hero Fiennes-Tiffin played a 11-year-old Frank Dillane played Voldemort and Voldemort in the sixth 14-year-old Film.

EMPLOYEES OF THE Ministry of Magic

Sian Thomas Amelia Bones played in the HarryPotter and the Order of the Phoenix. Stefan Rhodri played Reggie in the 7th Cattermole Film. Barty Crouch Sr., father of Barty Crouch Jr., was by Roger Lloyd-Pack in the fourth Film won. John Dawlish was in the fifth by Richard Leaf Film portrays. Amos Diggory, Cedric Diggory's father was played by Jeff Rawle in Goblet of Fire.

Robert Hardy played former Minister of Magic Cornelius in the second Film to 5 Film. Jessica Hynes expressed Mafalda Hopkirk in the 5th Film and SophieThompson portrayed the character in the 7th Film. David O'Hara played in the 7th Albert Runcorn Film. Bill Nighy plays Rufus Scrimgeour new Minister of Magic in the 7th Film.

Guy Henry played Pius Thicknesse in Deathly Hallows. Imelda Staunton plays Dolores Umbridge in the 5th and 7 Film. Chris Rankin Percy Weasley plays in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 7 Potter movies.

The members of the Order of THE PHOENIX

Gary Oldman plays Sirius Black, Harry Potter's godfather, in3, 4 and 7 Films. James Walters played a young Sirius Black in the Half Blood Prince. Dedalus Diggle David played Brett in the first Film.

Peter Cartwright played Elphias Doge in the fifth Film, and he was in David Ryall 7th Film replaced. Aberforth Dumbledore, Albus Dumbledore's brother, was by Jim McManus in the fifth Film and Ciaran Hinds in the 7th Film won.

Kathryn Hunter plays Arabella Figg squib in the Order of the Phoenix. Andy Linden played MundungusFletcher in the 7th Film. Brendan Gleeson Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody played in Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix and the Deathly Hallows. Adrian Rawlins James Potter played in the Philosopher's Stone to the Order of the Phoenix.

Robert Jarvis was playing a young James Potter in the 5th Film. Geraldine Somerville Lily Potter played in all seven films. George Harris Kingsley Shacklebolt auror played in the Order of the Phoenix. Natalia Tena Nymphadora Tonks presented in the fifth to 7 Films.Emmeline Vance was played by Brigitte Millar in the Order of the Phoenix.

Mark Williams presented Arthur Williams in the second Film until the final film. Richard Fish played in Bill Weasley Prisoner of Azkaban and Domhnall Gleeson in Deathly Hallows. Alex Crockford presented Charlie Weasley in the third Film. Julie Walters plays Molly Weasley in all Potter films except the Goblet of Fire.

PEOPLE (Muggle)

Eric Sykes played Riddle caretaker Frank Bryce in Goblet of Fire.Harry Melling Dudley Dursley portrayed in Philosopher's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, The Prisoner of Azkaban and Order of the Phoenix. Pam Ferris plays Marge Dursley in the third Film. Petunia Dursley, Lily Potter was the sister of Fiona Shaw in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5 Potter movies played.

Vernon Dursley was by Richard Griffiths in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5 Movies played. Mr. Granger was played by Tom Knight in Chamber of Secrets. "Mrs. Granger was won by Heather Bleasdale in the second film.Michelle Fairley presented Mrs. Granger in the 7th Film. Mr. and Mrs. Mason was won by Jim Norton, Veronica Clifford, or into the Chamber of Secrets. Piers was Polkiss by Jason Boyd on the 5th Film won.

The King's Cross station guard was played by Harry Taylor in Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of Secrets. Miles Jupp played the television weatherman in the 5th Film. Elarica Gallagher played the waitress station.


Clemence poetry Beauxbatons Triwizard Champion played Fleur Delacour in Goblet of Fire and Deathly Hallows. Angelica Mandy played Gabrielle Delacour in the fourth and 7 Potter movies. Rade SerbedÅ ¾ ija played Gregorovitch wand maker in Deathly Hallows. Durmstrang headmaster Igor Karkaroff was played by Predrag Bjelac in Goblet of Fire.

Tolga Safer played Karkaroff aide in Goblet of Fire. Stanislav Ianevski shown Bulgarian Quidditch seeker Viktor Krum in the4th and 7 Films. Frances Dela Tour played Beauxbatons headmistress Madame Maxime in the fourth Film.

Inhabitants of the wizarding world

Hazel Douglas played A History of Magic Author Bathilda Bagshot in the 7th Film. Mr. Borgin, the owner Borgin and Burkes in Knockturn Alley, was by Edward Tudor-Pole in the second Film portrays. Rita Skeeter's photographer, Bozo was the fourth by Robert M. Wilfort Film won.

The Daily Prophet reporter in the second Film was played by PeterO'Farrell. Hebe Beardsall played Ariana Dumbledore in the 7th Film. Jean Southern played the Hogwarts Express Food Trolley Lady in the first film. It was created by Margery Mason in the fourth Film replaced. The cleaning woman at the Leaky Cauldron in the third Film was played by Abby Ford.

Matyelok Aunt Muriel Gibbs played in the 7th Film. Xenophilius Lovegood, the editor of the Quibbler and Luna Lovegood's father, was in the seventh by Rhys Ifans Film won. John Hurt shown wand maker Mr.Ollivander in the first and 7 Films.

Knight Bus duo Ernie Prang and Stan Shunpike was by Jimmy Gardner and Lee Ingleby in each Prisoner of Azkaban. Rosmerta played wife, the owner of the Three Broomsticks, was won by Julie Christie in the third film.

Miranda Richardson plays Rita Skeeter in the Daily Prophet reporter 4th Film. Derek Deadman played Tom Barman, the first in the Film. He was third in the Jim Tavare Film replaced.

Other non-human beings in theWizarding world

Aragog was acromantula that Hagrid raised from birth, when he was a second Year at Hogwarts, was by Julian Glover in the second Film expressed. Bane, a centaur living in the Forbidden Forest, was by Jason Piper into the 5th Film won. Toby Jones said Dobby in the second and 7 Film. Ray Fearon Firenze expressed in the first film. Grawp, Hagrid's half brother was huge, by Tony Maudsley in the fifth Film won.

Verne Troyer Gringotts goblin Griphook played in the first Film. Hewas replaced by Warwick Davis in the last film. Kreacher, the Black family house elf was, by Timothy Bateson in the fifth Film and Simon McBurney in the 7th Film expressed.

Michael Wildman Magorian was in the 5th Film portrays. Charlie Bennison portrayed the Sanguini in the 6th Film. Lenny Henry said of the shrunken head in Prisoner of Azkaban.

July 8, 2010 Posted by | Mary Travers Articles | | Leave a comment

The Halloween Toga Costume

Toga costumes are not so obvious a choice for Halloween but for simplicity you can’t beat them. Since the days of John Belushi and the Animal House movie, these costumes have become associated with college Toga parties all over the world. But that’s no reason not to consider as a viable choice for Halloween – maybe with a few twists.

Forget The Old Sheet Idea

White is the most common color for toga costumes because people commonly throw on an old sheet they have lying around the house. However, leaves can not use the best materials for their shape is square. You are better off with a long, narrow strips of cloth. Even if you do not use old sheets lying around, you find that it usually cheaper to a piece of cloth from a store than buy a new sheet to buy. So, to save, all in all, buying some cloth from a fabric is a better option.

Go on a length of fabric

Most of the instructions for making a toga recommendYou buy 4-6 yards of fabric. Most people find that 4 feet is sufficient, but obviously it will be on your size and how to ensure that you depend on to cover your bits! Allow 3 feet of cloth wrapped around the waist. If you start with a toga from the waist and work on the shoulder, you have to wrap it around one and a half and then have time to spare tissue to throw over his shoulder. A good rule of thumb is about 1 meter of fabric per foot of the buywearer’s height, taking 6 yards as the maximum.

To make the toga more suitable for Halloween you could choose an orange or black fabric or one of those patterns that comes out specifically at this time of year – a pumpkin or witch design for example.

Assembling Your Halloween Toga Costume

The next consideration for your toga costume is what you are going to wear underneath it. If, anything! Long t-shirts and shorts are usually a good idea, especially if, like me, you live in a colder climate. Besides, you are free, as much as you indulge without fear of falling off your costume at an inopportune moment like.

The Man's Toga Firstly pin down one end of the cloth around the waist. Then they wrap around at least one more time, the length hanging down to the knees. Pin back the toga at the waist so that it remains in position. Throw the rest of the fabric over one shoulder, and apart from a few accessories, you are readyto go.

Complete your outfit with leather sandals, bracelets made of cardboard, a cord belt around the waist, in which a plastic sword, a shield and a laurel leaf crown also easily from a piece of cardboard stock.

Woman's Toga Toga create a costume for a woman is comparable to that of a man but begins at the shoulders, rather than the waist. Start by pinning the material can only be guaranteed under the armpits, the cloth that hangs to the knees. Wrap the fabric aroundyour body again and pin into place making sure the fabric is secure. Drape the remaining cloth over your shoulder and your toga is ready to acessorize.

Take advantage of your feminine shape by using small horizontal bands made from chain, leather or ribbon to accentuate your bust (using a criss-cross) and your waistline. Wear high-heeled shoes if you’re comfortable in them.

Whether male or female, adding orange and black touches will ensure your toga costume has a Halloween flavor.

May 25, 2010 Posted by | Mary Travers Articles | , | Leave a comment

All the Flowers Gone Have – a personal tribute to Mary Travers

Tonight I ask where have all the flowers and Connecticut really gone? Mary Travers of Peter, Paul Mary died on Wednesday aged 72, from leukemia at a hospital in Danbury.

An American treasure, an icon, an idol for my generation – Mary was the female singer-songwriter of the trio Peter, Paul and Mary, along with their male colleagues, Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey. They began in 1961 at the Bitter End (for those of younot recognize the name, this place is a folk music evening in New York's Greenwich Village). The group was the inspiration of manager Albert Grossman, who we were created on a folk super group, while it also manages the international chart toppers, Bob Dylan. Grossman's idea was certainly a good one, like Peter, Paul and Mary came to symbolize American popular music for so many of us the 1960s and from then on.

The trio became one of the most successful folk groups,Singing classics like "500 Miles", "Leaving On A Jet Plane," "Blowin 'in the Wind" and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" She also led the epic song of an era and a cause of "If I Had a Hammer" in 1963 March on Washington, DC, where Dr. Martin Luther King, was Jr. 's I Have a Dream speech delivered. Peter, Paul and Mary also won five Grammys and had 13 Top 40 hits. Their songs crossed generations. "Puff, the Magic Dragon said," often disguised messages about drugs and haveMarijuana, they gave a long time ago what it was really about … A dragon! And the children know and love this song to this day.

For me, Peter, Paul and Mary were my college years anthem. As college students, between preppy fraternities / sororities, and burn our bras / draft-card smart, we lived for their music and the beads around his neck. Having them live on campus at Florida State University in my first year in the mid-sixties, we went home to our dorms and collectedin stairwells with our guitars, as we have often. The staircase was allowed groovy echoes that our voices sound so much better – especially for me on the top floor, need all the help I could get! That night, however, as we jingled, taken away, and sang about dragons, flowers, and hammers, little we knew that Mary had brought to our modest infirmary.

The campus grapevine, however, worked mysteriously, so we quickly found out and rushed there with candles and hold togetherour breath waiting for word. Mary had collapsed from exhaustion was the report that we received, but maintained the rumor (and I say rumor) that she had a miscarriage.

Your music and Mary's song in particular peppered my life in my early adulthood in a hood. Travelling to the College to Canada with my best friend, my cousin, and his best friend, PP & M and John Denver was on the 8-track! This was a joyful journey soaring – take it also you always want it to mean, —to me this trip was pure bliss! Little did I know then that I would lose not only the best friend but also my cousin both brain tumor, all within the last few months. So it is not surprising, or almost surprising in some ways to me, that Mary Travers now has cancer and we lost died for all. Not surprising, but oh so heartbreaking.

Tonight I'll probably pull the dust of my old guitar away what John Denver taught me, in his interpretation of "TheOld Guitar, "that:

"This Old Guitar taught me to sing a love song

It showed me how to laugh and how to cry

He led me to some friends of mine

And brightened up some days

It helped him through a lonely night,

Oh, what a friend on a cold and lonely night "

John Denver, also gone, now has hit a few years later by Peter, Paul and Mary 's' Leaving On A Jet Plane ", one of my favorites.

The words say so much to many, butespecially for me and today especially in the evening. My guitar and the music is associated with the music-Denver, and Joan Baez, but especially Peter, Paul and Mary spoke to me in those years and in the years which and to this day since. Their music has taught me how to laugh and to cry, such as ". And tonight I cry. I weep for the loss of a great lady who meant so much for so many. But I also know their music will live on and that is to bring to life all of us some peace peace is what you all were in favor Maryand want to be her legacy.

I hope you get pleasure from a pair of Peter, Paul and Mary's songs …. and my favorites! Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts and if you have some time, you hear something of this wonderful music, you will not regret it.

And I'll leave you with the words airplane jet Mary sang in "Leaving On A"

"Now the time has come to leave you

One more time let me kiss you

Then close your eyes, sick to myWay.

Dream about the days to come "


April 30, 2010 Posted by | Mary Travers Articles | , , , | Leave a comment

Fan Fair is it fair or not?

Just by the title of this article, I feel like Andy Rooney of 60 minutes. I grew up watching him with my grandma, even though he looks exactly like he did when I was third So last night when I turned on the TV and he was there, I thought I would watch him bring me closer to my grandmother. Low and behold there, he began talking about the packaging and marketing of products and companies, as well as software firms have more hype then product. And when Fan Fair, I wouldagree with him.

This was my first Fan Fair, maybe I should give it a few years but I also got the pulse of the situation by other participants Fan Fair, the tried and true fans of dedicated fan fair. So let me start at the beginning. As a newcomer Fan Fair participants, I have all the wrong things. I have no reservations, and I do not have the tickets ahead of time. When I arrived at the airport, there was a woman waiting for me with a sign that had my name on it. (One of theAdvantages, I guess part of Fan Fair, but believe me, one of the very few! And I'm laughing at that!) I arrived my dear friend's house and started unpacking. The next day was a busy one with the baseball game and some interviews.

The next day arrived, Nashville by a heavy thunderstorm and lightning storm and was taken to rent a car when you call, there was no available. My first lesson at Fan Fair, to reserve a car! So I would put hitching rides with friends or the appeal to beTaxis are very expensive! The problem was that we can not get to the baseball game. All the taxis were always there and had to be called multiple times, and still show them. The only person who was nice enough to us you are not wanted in this direction because of the storm head. Okay, then I would set the Indie, which had already begun to head.

When I arrived, the Indie Fest, I met with some friends from my last European tour and saw Jack and Ernie GreenAshworth, Grand Ole Opry stars and real stars are. You should really go check them out at the Grand Ole Opry on whenever they are! I already knew of Ernie Touring last year. The Indies "played her heart out, Sean O'Brien, one of the best I've seen in a long time. What a show for singers, and someone else, which you must check out if he is playing in your town! You will not be disappointed be! And women, he is a doll! But you keep your mouth to scream when he sings only because hemarried to a beautiful and sweet woman. The Indies "were some musicians supported by Nashville's finest, Bess Travers, the bass played was great!" The Nashville Players "were there and unbelievable. Then I was someone on indie firm that was working there, said that the should Grand Ole Opry Stars, who play at the Indie Fest, all 22 of them said they were not there, were playing. I will not go to the bottom of why, but if impossible to find the set, they were disappointed !Stella Parton graced the indie festival of the stage as well as Bobby G. Rice.

After the show, a group of us headed to the famous restaurant, Houston's. While the prices were expensive, it was worth every single bite! The food was fabulous, and I would recommend all visitors to Nashville to try to make it! While we waited, I ran into Jamie O'Neil and Neil McCoy (a real cowboy at heart). Neil was very relaxed and friendly. I thought wow, this is the beginning of what I expected at the fanFair, the fans, the stars and the Fan Fair had not really started yet!

After Houston, we headed down Broadway, and for those of you not familiar with Nashville, where you can find everything. The Ryman is less than ½ block from Broadway, is world famous Tootsies on Broadway and of course, is a must see, and then there is next to Tootsies Legends just to name a few. All the bars had no entrance fee and some of the best music I've heard in a long time. We dancedthe night and arrived home at 04.00 clock. The next day I met Riverfest, a cheap ticket that had the whole day from $ 10.00. The first two hours were acts signed to major indie labels, and let me tell you, some of the deeds could not sing on key. It was not just my musicians' ears tweaked, it was, I looked around and the audience was cringing too! But then acts like T Graham Brown, Joe Stampley and The Great Divide was seasoned and the crowd, which again hope audiences. They were crowdpleasers and crowd stopper and everyone loved her.

In between, a DJ from the radio station in Nashville asked the audience how they wanted the new venue. The crowd roared with a huge "boooo, we hate it!" The DJ seemed really overwhelmed and surprised by the reaction. I decided then one of the people sitting next to me why he and his wife did not like the new hall had to ask. They said they had bought tickets for the Adelphia board, where all classes and Fan FairConcerts took place, and they were sitting so far away at the concerts that the stars looked like ants. I decided to do some research. I went to the set the same question: "Do you like the new format of Fan Fair. Why or why not?" It was always the same answer. Too many people. Too much corporate, not enough stars and the few stars who actually showed himself for something other then the concerts were only there for a short time. Extremely difficult to find parking, and alsomuch traffic.

My friend took the Fan Fair booklet and only 26 booths counted actual signature for stars of the 100 some odd stalls in the Adelphia building. WOW! Wait a minute. I thought this was Fan Fair, and the latest gizmo gadget not fair. After the recent Fan Fair participant, Fan Fair used to be held on the fairgrounds. There were a lot of stars and star classes, concerts, and everything was in one place. No hopping, trying to find parking and try to do itsomething that already happened prior to your arrival. Another huge complaint was that the place to go during the week and was more used, and now it was held during the busiest time at the weekend and it was shorter. I did not hear one positive remark from the fans about the new format.

But we come back to my experience at Fan Fair, the Riverfest stage. Sherrie Austin came out, and the men went wild. She sang a storm and sounded as good live as she does on her CD. Afterthey finished, a few of us decided to go to eat a bite before we saw the next round of people on stage. We went to Broadway and was looking for. I went to a cute little store called Cotton Eyed Joe's, a bag to carry some things that I had received in his hand. Nice little business, cost type, with a lot of tourism products for those of you who search for the type of thing. When we took to the streets, I was one of the girls said she wanted some French fries and that she wanted to goHooters to get in them. I said, 'Are you crazy? I've never been to a Hooters in my life and I do not want to start now. "Live for those of you that I have seen, it is not argued a threat to me, it is that I feel it is demeaning to women. Of course, none of the men in our group … LOL! How would . Snicker. So, we went to Hooters, and my friends urged me to say I was there to get a job. NOT! Okay, so I was wrong, it was not at all what I had expected. Instead,the bikini-women I had seen in advertising, contributed to T-shirts that offend me not to have while I ate.

Our plans were crushed, while we eat, our kitchen was to Hooters (just the name is offensive to me, sorry guys!), As the rain starts pouring and a lighting storm of enormous proportions from hitting the fair city of Nashville. It rained all day, so our plans will head back to Riverfest up to some of the most popular artists for this week were disappointed. ByIn the evening the rain had stopped and we drove to the Nashville Palace with some friends. The kitchen has much to be desired. None of us liked our food and our drinks, but the entertainment was great. Vern Gosdin showed much improved after his stroke a few years ago and sang a few songs, much to the delight of the entire audience. What a legend! The house band was awesome and I began to realize just how common feeling among such great talent that is everywhere, on everyCorner!

What was surprising for me was that the cover bands were mostly for Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson and songs by some of the legends and the crowd would roar for more. They would hear, "We want to tune more Merle ',' Play another Dolly ',' I want a different tune Waylon". These requests and continued throughout the night. She heard a rare Shania Twain or Faith Hill song, and never a song Jessica Andrews. What Ifound so interesting was whether the people in the crowd were 25, 72, 43 or 14 (and there were many in the teenage group), they all knew every word to the old standards and wanted to hear more. I even heard several youth, when one shouted played the newer songs: "We do not want to hear, we want to Merle!" So the trend record companies have to let the "old can go" is not what the audience wants, who knows? perhaps because country music is dying, andRecord companies are out of business. Could it be they can not hear what the people want, and see only the demographic development, which they consider the most important people buy? Is there a place for the "old" with the "new"?

Could it be that this industry and others, the following are tailored thrown away have a tradition, because everyone is older than the age of 40 years? This is sad. It seems to have taken over the charge, which allows us to think, feel and see. Somehow, in theAmericanized part of the world, people over 25 years ago has become outdated and too old and forget it if you are 40 or older. I know nothing about the rest of you know, but I love my grandma then nothing. I think of her then no one high I have ever known. And though she is a virtual library of information. She is beautiful and interesting and fun. Nobody will tell me that because she is older, it is not the value!

Recently, when I was theWebsite of a popular radio station, I a statement and a list that was read as follows: "Artists who we play," "artists, who we respect, but not play." All older established artists and the legends were respected on the "list" and all "corners" have been on the "we play list '. I called and asked for the program director and asked why a certain artist, I thought was "newer" because they had a number one hit in the last year, was on the 'respected, but not play "list. I already haveSuspicion on why the others gave up, although I may not agree. I was told that while they respected the older artists, the artists I was referring to was too old because she had just turned 40, and they did not play a female past 40 years at their station. What surprised me was that he have the courage, I had to say so. Are there any age-and gender-discrimination laws? He said, listen to their demographic group like only younger artists. How I wished he had been in Nashville thatNight!

What is an eye opener, the explanation was for me! My answer to him was, "Okay, so you are telling me that Cher, Ella Fitzgerald, Kenny Rogers and have lost their voice and sing no more, and we should now stretched to the pastor?" Right! " I hung up on him. Cher and Kenny Rogers had to know both big hits in recent years, and we all know that they have 40! Okay, enough of my ranting. Back to Fan Fair and the original number. In the majority of the bars, the old standardswere the most popular, especially Merle Haggard, and that was what people wanted to hear.

The next day we rehearsed for singing at the Blue Bird Cafe, a huge thrill for me was. I had never been to the Blue Bird. We rehearsed, hung by the pool, and then went to the Blue Bird. There were some great talent there. So many wonderful singers I can not name them all! For those of you who have never been to Nashville are you sure, the Blue Bird Cafe were taken. It isvery small, we will sooner or it will not be a place for you. If you do not make it there or to Nashville, they broadcast live on the internet so you hear the talent there. We have the concert with Joanne and the people came to tell us us that she loved him, and we were a breath of fresh air. That was beautiful. We drove back to downtown and back to Broadway to see what is happening there.

Daryle Singletary was shown in Tootsies and sang his hits from a few years ago. He wasunbelievable. What a velvety voice. What I would like to know is why he was released from his contract, and why he is not signed yet again? The audience went wild for him, the women cooed (me too … whoooo baby … what love for a Hottie!), And the men it too! Someone should grab him, or he needs to start his own label. This was the last night of Fan Fair, and my last night in Nashville, so we had to make the best of it. We meet almost every bar on the strip, learning new dances,Hearing the talent to see old friends and feel the breath in the last of the home country, or at least the best can get in a big city. My last stop was at the Grand Ole Opry Hotel, a real tourist what to do and it was around midnight, but which last for a great station. It is the largest hotel in the world with approximately 2,000 rooms and a beautiful tropical surroundings right in the middle of their huge atrium DAB. What beautiful a sight, and how. It was a great light show, which happenedwith water shortly after our arrival, and we spent three hours just walking and saw the beautiful architecture. There was a lot more to the trip, but unfortunately there is not enough space just

My general opinion of the Fan Fair is that I do not go back. There were not enough stars for the general fans and it was not at all what it had been built up to be. I would always go Nashville and over and over again. I love this city! It is a great place, a great environment with lots of funThings to do, and a wealth of talent that is incredible! If I were becoming a little about Andy Rooney Fan Fair, I would say it was so much air in this huge package, and if you put a hole in the package and let all the air, there was hardly a product. The most fun I've had in Nashville, I could have had if Fan Fair was there or not. Although I have been a part of the previous Fan Fairs never my vote cast for the old site to the stars is to bring them home!

CopyrightJaci Rae 2005

April 27, 2010 Posted by | Mary Travers Articles | Leave a comment

Fair Fighting Rules For Relationships

The struggle is normal within a long-term relationship, but if you fight acting out of revenge? In the struggle to bring the revenge could come from fighting escalated a negative reaction to a marriage, because they can destroy spiral into anger and frustration. Or do you want to avoid fighting too? If there is no fighting, as long as no beer brewing resentments boil and eat on the relationship like a cancer.

There is a solution for this and it begins by fighting fair, and adherence to theseThe following basic rules.

The Rules of Fighting Fair
Stay in control. Keep your voice calm and use statements like: "I feel diminished when you say that my work say does not matter," instead of: "It's always," "I am the only one who does not work around here , never not "and" You. " Call your partner names, not imitate, threats or ultimatums. In short, not to say that harsh words can not be withdrawn.
Fight Fight of the children in the private, not outside inthe street. In addition, do not fight against the children.
Keep it relevant. Not to insults from a decade ago. Keep the argument on the point, be specific and have a goal in mind, why do you fight in the first place. Try to deal with one question at a time. Your goal should be win-win and / or should involve a compromise.
Use your active listening. Ask your partner to share his views, while listening carefully and not interrupt. Then formulate what did your partner, especially inManner, so that he / she knows that you understand what brought expressed.
Have a time limit for the fight. I agree that your will have to fight with a certain breakpoint, so you do not, the argument that the implementation are in your working hours or the next week.
Not back. Did not go from a fight on foot, this is not a coward and repaired. If you need a break, the fight is ok, but after the time out of your resume.
Do you appreciate the other person, if necessary. Confirm if the other is located directly on thethe question so that you can use more if your criticism partner.And Finally, you and your partner should be able to resolve conflicts as quickly and not wait until the time is ripe. If you are both so busy a time for discussion is available if both of you, both mentally and physically. Fight fair is the smart way to protect your long-term relationship and your personal needs expressed.

January 7, 2010 Posted by | Mary Travers Articles | , | Leave a comment