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48th Lake Wales Arts Festival 2019

48th Lake Wales Arts Festival 2019

The 48th Annual Lake Wales Arts Festival 2019 presented by Citizens Bank & Trust is the premier event to attend. Centrally located in the Heartland of Florida the more than 100+ participants compete for more than $22,000. The competition is fierce!


Saturday (2/23/19), 10am to 5pm

Sunday (2/24/19), 10am to 4pm

This is a 47-year-old tradition of unique, quality works of art by fine artists and artisans from around the world.  Hosted by the Lake Wales Arts Council, the history and the diversity of this critically acclaimed two-day Festival attracts thousands of people each year eager to purchase original, one-of-a-kind works of art.  Price points for every level of collector or eclectic lover of precious & unique collectables.

A sampling of categories:

Clay & Porcelain
Drawing & Pastels
Fine Crafts
Graphics & Print Making
Mixed Media
Painting (oil and acrylic)
Painting (watercolors)

Live entertainment all weekend and a variety of delicious food will be available. A family event to be treasured for years. Welcome to a vibrant cultural arts destination held in the scenic outdoors on the shores of Lake Wailes. Conveniently located only minutes away from Tampa, Orlando, Melbourne, & Vero Beach.

The annual ART-B-Que Kickoff Party starts it all on Friday, February 22nd. Admission tickets are required for this Special Event: $15 for adults, $10 for students. Purchase your ticket(s) early as this Special Event traditionally sells out year after year. ART-B-Que Kickoff Party advance ticket sales; (863) 676-8426 or https://centralfloridatix.com/events/artbque .
Free Parking, RV’s Welcomed


Event Contact Information:

Andrew Allen – (863) 676-8426 –  aallen@lw-arts.org

Coconut Grove Arts Festival

Coconut Grove Arts Festival – 2019


  1. DATES

    President’s Day Weekend – February 16, 17, & 18 of 2019

  2. HOURS

    Gates open at 10:00 a.m. each day of the festival. On Saturday and Sunday gates close at 6:00 p.m. On Monday gates close at 5:00 p.m.


    On-site general admission tickets are $15 per person per day. Discount tickets and packages are available in advance online. Click buy tickets above for more information. 


    Free Admission is granted to children 12 and under, Metrorail Golden Passport and Patriot Passport holders. Residents of Coconut Grove in the 33133 zip code may purchase a $5 admission ticket. One per person per day (valid state issued ID is required; 1 ticket per ID).


    ATMs will be conveniently located throughout the festival. Credit Cards are accepted at all food and beverage stands. Artists may choose to accept cash only transactions.


    CGAF brings art to all ages. Future art aficionados are invited to participate in a myriad of arts and cultural activities especially designed for them. Below are some tips for making the most of your children’s visit to The CGAF:

    • Children under age 16 must always be accompanied by an adult.
    • Remind your children to always walk, not run.
    • Smaller children can be brought in baby strollers, which are permitted throughout the festival.
    • Instruct your children to never touch art unless invited by the artists.
    • To protect the art, please enjoy food and beverages only in the food areas, especially with children.

    Festival Stores are provided at four convenient locations throughout the site. All Festival Stores accept major credit cards. You may also purchase the posters online through this website.


    First aid service is available within the Festival site across from the Baptist Health booth located in front of the Seminole Boat Ramp on South Bayshore Drive. Qualified attendants can assist you or refer you elsewhere as necessary. Emergency transportation service is provided on-site.


    For your convenience, Frameworks of Coconut Grove is on site adjacent to all four Festival Stores with framed posters. Frameworks is located at 3196 Commodore Plaza and can be reached during non-Festival hours at 305-443-4581


    Lost and Found is located at the Volunteer Check-In tent. To inquire about lost items after the Festival, call the Festival office at 305-447-0401.


    Contact any uniformed City of Miami police officer or the nearest Festival security guard to assist you in locating lost members of your party.


    Portable facilities are located throughout the Festival.


    For your safety, all visitors and their belongings are subject to a thorough inspection before entering the show premises.



    Festival Address:  2700 S. Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33133 The Festival is located just south of downtown Miami, adjacent to beautiful Biscayne Bay. It runs along the streets of McFarlane Road, South Bayshore Drive and Pan American Drive.


    When driving to the festival please be aware of the traffic on I-95 SB at Exit 1A, Rickenbacker Causeway. If you chose to travel I-95 SB please make sure to follow US1 to 27th Avenue. We recommend taking 836 West and then 27th Avenue south to the festival. When driving, please take advantage of the 511 Traveler Information Service. Call 511 and get all your traffic updates.


    Heading to Coconut Grove Arts Festival  this year? Don’t fret behind the wheel of your car, let Miami-Dade Transit take you where you need to go. Hop on the Metrorail and ride to Coconut Grove Station. Don’t forget to download the Miami-Dade Transit Tracker app to plan your trip and track your ride in real-time. The new EASY Pay Miami app, also from Miami-Dade Transit, allows riders to purchase their fare from the palm of their hands. Buy your one-day pass ($5.65) with EASY Pay and head to the Festival seamlessly. EASY Cards are still accepted at the Metrorail fare gates and on Metrobus for your convenience.


    You can ride your bike and leave it either of our two free bike valet stations, located at the top of McFarlane Road (near CocoWalk).


    There is plenty of parking available in Coconut Grove to accommodate visitors to the Coconut Grove Arts Festival. Options include parking garages, on-street parking meters and private parking lots. 
    Click For Full Size Parking Map 


  1. PETS

    Be kind to your pets and leave them at home when you visit the Arts Festival. Only seeing-eye dogs and service dogs are allowed within the Festival site during Festival operating hours.


    Alcoholic beverages purchased at the event remain on-site. Festival security will ask you to dispose of any alcoholic beverages before you exit. Please do not bring outside beverages into the Arts Festival. For safety reasons, cans and glass bottles are prohibited within the site.


    Weapons of any kind are not permitted. Skateboards, roller blades, bicycles, scooters, large signs and placards which may endanger or inconvenience the public attending the Festival are prohibited. Festival organizers reserve the right to decline admittance to anyone who violates the reasonable policies established for public safety or to restrict activities such as public address to designated areas. No unauthorized Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, also known as drones) are allowed to fly over the festival without having the operator registered and submit a copy of their FAA registration number, and flight path for approval at the Festival office at least one week prior to the festival.


    Photo Policy – While cameras are permitted into the Festival, patrons are not allowed to take photos of the artists’ work at their individual booth areas. Many participating artists will have signs reminding patrons of this policy

High-Protein Diets and Cancer

High-Protein Diets and Cancer

Think a diet high in protein is the road to good health? You may have to think again, according to a new study done for Cell Metabolism. Cancer could lurk around the corner. Valter Longo, the lead scientist, showed that while a diet high in protein may still be good for elderly subjects, it might be almost as bad as smoking for those in middle age, between 50 and 65. The Inquisitr reported on the data Sunday, March 16.

Longo suggested that a problem developed when people trying to lose weight went to a diet super-high in protein-rich foods, while pushing fats and carbs right out of the kitchen. No one had ever studied the effect this kind of eating could have, long-term. But now the results are in, and they aren’t pretty. “On a high-protein, high-fat diet you can lose weight, but in the long run you may be hurting yourself.” The risk of early death goes way up.

The main finding of the study is that high-protein foods lead to an increased production of a growth hormone called IGF-1, which stands for insulin-like growth factor. It promotes muscle-building, and a lean body, but a shorter life span, in both mice and in human subjects. Cancer becomes four times more common. The overall mortality rate increased a whopping 74%

More studies need to be done, and they will be. In the meantime, go for a little balance in your menu planning. It could just save your life.

From: www.examiner.com

GRAMMY-Nominated Artists Featured On The Official 2019 GRAMMY Album

GRAMMY-Nominated Artists Featured On The Official 2019 GRAMMY Album

GRAMMY-Nominated Artists Featured On The Official 2019 GRAMMY Nominees Album 

The 2019 GRAMMY Nominees album features 22 hits from the world's top recording artists and emerging talent, also including Brandi Carlile, Childish Gambino, Drake, Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, and more.

The Recording Academy and Republic Records have revealed the 2019 GRAMMY Nominees Album track listing.

The 2019 GRAMMY Nominees album features 22 hits from the world's top recording artists and emerging talent, including Record Of The Year nominees Cardi BBad Bunny & J BalvinBrandi CarlileChildish GambinoDrakeLady Gaga & Bradley CooperKendrick Lamar & SZAPost Malone featuring 21 Savage, and ZeddMaren Morris & Grey.

"The artists highlighted on this year's album represent the overall diversity of the artists being recognized as 2019 GRAMMY nominees," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. "We are very grateful to partner with Republic Records to release this impressive collection of songs, and to raise funds and awareness for the GRAMMY Museum and MusiCares—the two philanthropic organizations of the Recording Academy dedicated to supporting our musical culture and music creators."

2019 GRAMMY Awards: The Complete Nominations List

"This year's 2019 GRAMMY Nominees album is a testament to an incredible year in music," said Monte Lipman, founder and CEO of Republic Records. "It’s an honor to work alongside the Recording Academy and support these two important charities in the artist community."

Music fans can log on to 2019GRAMMY.com to pre-order the album, which hits stores and digital retailers on Jan. 25. Fans can also enter for a chance to win a trip for two to the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

The 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

2019 GRAMMY Nominees Album Track List

1. JANELLE MONÁE, "Make Me Feel"
    Album Of The Year

Record Of The Year
Album Of The Year

3. KENDRICK LAMAR & SZA, "All The Stars"
Record Of The Year
Album Of The Year

4. DRAKE, "God's Plan"
Record Of The Year
Album Of The Year

5. ZEDD, MAREN MORRIS & GREY, "The Middle"
Record Of The Year
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Album Of The Year

7. POST MALONE FEAT. 21 SAVAGE, "rockstar"
Record Of The Year
Album Of The Year

8. H.E.R. FEAT. DANIEL CAESAR, "Best Part"
Album Of The Year    

9. CHILDISH GAMBINO, "This Is America"
Record Of The Year

10. BRANDI CARLILE, "The Joke"
Record Of The Year
Album Of The Year

Record Of The Year
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

12. ARIANA GRANDE, "God Is A Woman"
Best Pop Vocal Album

Best Pop Vocal Album

14. TAYLOR SWIFT, "Look What You Made Me Do"
Best Pop Vocal Album

15. SHAWN MENDES, "In My Blood"
Best Pop Vocal Album

16. KELLY CLARKSON, "I Don't Think About You"
Best Pop Vocal Album

17. P!NK, "Beautiful Trauma"
Best Pop Vocal Album

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

19. MAROON 5 FEAT. CARDI B, "Girls Like You"
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

21. BACKSTREET BOYS, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance





























Paul McCartney and Emma Stone Stand Up Against Bullying in 'Who Cares' video:

Paul McCartney and Emma Stone Stand Up Against Bullying in ‘Who Cares’ video:

Paul McCartney and Emma Stone Stand Up Against Bullying in 'Who Cares' video: 
It stars McCartney alongside Oscar-winning actress Emma Stone.
McCartney’s video for “Who Cares” is a far-out call to end bullying. “My hope is that if there are kids being bullied — and there are … Maybe by listening to this song and watching this video, they might just think it’s not as bad … that it’s the kind of thing you can just stand up to and laugh off and get through,” McCartney says.
The song and video inspired a new hashtag. #WhoCaresIDo. 
The anti-bullying video was shot entirely on 65mm Kodak Film with Panavision Cameras. Paul McCartney’s musical short film was released as an Apple Music exclusive. It spreads a universally positive message and inspires social change.
The film’s introduction is way too long. If you want to jump into the video advance 2 minutes 15 seconds in and directly watch the video.
Check out the “Who Cares” video.
A-one, a-two . . . 
Did you ever get hurt by the words people say
And the things that they do when they're picking on you?
Did you ever get sad by the end of the day
When they're making you feel like a rusty old wheel
That's been left in the rain
Who cares what the idiots say
Who cares what the idiots do
Who cares about the pain in your heart?
Who cares about you?
I do
Another great job Paul!
The Boeing 747 is 50 Years Old and still Working Hard.

The Boeing 747 is 50 Years Old and still Working Hard.

The Boeing 747 is 50 Years Old and still Working Hard. 
The 747 is one of the greatest airplanes in aviation history. You will marvel at the amazing Boeing 747 and its five decades of extraordinary service. 
Come and celebrate the 50th anniversary of this pedigree airplane.
Rarely do the commercial aviation and spirituality share the same conversation — unless it’s the 747 we’re talking about.
It’s hard to look at a 747 without focusing on its most distinctive feature — its upper deck. The position of this second-story annex. The upper-deck’s design is smoothly integral to the rest of fuselage.
The 747 design is a demonstration of the elegant, almost organic flow of the jet’s profile.
In the 1990s, Boeing ran a magazine promotion for the 747. It was a two-page, three-panel ad, with a nose-on silhouette of the plane against a dusky sunset. 
“Where/does this/take you?” asked Boeing across the centerfold. Below this dreamy triptych, the text went on:
“A stone monastery in the shadow of a Himalayan peak. A cluster of tents on the sweep of the Serengeti plains. The Boeing 747 was made for places like these. Distant places filled with adventure, romance, and discovery. The 747 is the symbol for air travelers in the hearts and minds of travelers. It is the airplane of far-off countries and cultures. Where will it take you?”
Nothing nailed the plane’s mystique more than that ad. 
The plane’s replacement is Boeing’s own 777-300, which can carry almost as may people as a 747, at around two-thirds of the operating costs, that has rendered the four-engine model otherwise obsolete. Pretty much every 777-300 that you see out there — and there are hundreds of them — would have been a 747 in decades past. The -300 has quietly become the premier jumbo jet of the 21st century.
Here are the 27 original customers. You may wish to reference this article’s photograph as you go along, left to right.
Top row:
Delta Air Lines
Eastern Airlines
Air India
National Airlines
World Airways
United Airlines
American Airlines
Air France
Bottom row:
South African Airways
Air Canada
El Al
Braniff International
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)
Aer Lingus
Northwest Airlines
Continental Airlines
Trans World Airlines (TWA)
Japan Airlines (JAL)
Pan American
Twenty-seven carriers got things rolling, though many more would follow.
KLM (The Netherland’s 🇳🇱) is the world’s oldest airline, and this logo, a masterpiece of simplicity, is still in use today, only barely altered. There are 17 747s in the KLM fleet. With United out of the picture, KLM joins Lufthansa, Qantas, El Al and BOAC/British Airways as the only members of the original 27 to have operated the jet continuously since 1970.
Low Carb Ketogenic Diets to Battle Cancer?

Low Carb Ketogenic Diets to Battle Cancer?

Alix Hayden has brain cancer, but instead of undergoing surgery and grueling chemotherapy, she's fighting it with the low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet and has been doing great so far.In an exclusive interview March 14, Hayden discussed her metabolic diet therapy and navigating cancer with a positive attitude.

Alix, director of operations at biochemistry research firm Phenomenome Discoveries in Saskatoon, Canada, was diagnosed with brain cancer in August 2012.She has been following the ketogenic diet (which is a very low-carb, high-fat, moderate-protein diet) since February 2013, which cancer researcher Dr. Dominic D'Agostino confirmed starves cancer cells.

This is because all the cells in our body can use both fat and glucose (a carb), but cancer cells thrive on glucose and cannot survive on ketones. So by limiting carbohydrates — which turns into glucose inside the body — we can starve cancer cells.





  • Beat the Heat Month.
  • Dog Training Education Month.
  • National Cat Health Month.
  • Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. (Humane Society of the United States)
  • Pet Dental Health Month.
  • Responsible Pet Owners Month.
  • National Prevent a Litter Month.
  • Unchain a Dog Month.
  • 2nd week in Feb.: Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week.
  • Feb. 11-12, 2019: Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show.Held at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, this event is televised. Each breed has an associated rescue group.
  • Feb. 14, 2019: Pet Theft Awareness Day.
  • Feb. 20, 2019: Love Your Pet Day.
  • Feb. 22, 2019: Walking the Dog Day.
  • Feb. 23, 2019: International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day.
  • Feb. 24-Mar. 2, 2019: National Justice for Animals Week.
  • Feb. 26, 2019: World Spay Day. Annual campaign by the Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States; held the last Tuesday of February.


World Cancer Day - Every Year on 4 February.

World Cancer Day – Every Year on 4 February.

About World Cancer Day.

What it is

World Cancer Day is the one singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. It takes place every year on 4 February.

World Cancer Day aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer, and pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action against the disease.

UICC continues to expand on the success and impact of the day and is committed to ensuring that year-on-year the event is seen and heard by more people around the world. We do this through working directly with our members to develop a campaign that serves their differing organizational priorities; this is achieved through a two-pronged strategic approach:

  • UICC provides support through the development of tools and guidance to encourage its member organisations to run local cancer awareness campaigns that are aligned and adapted to the global World Cancer Day message.
  • On an above-country level, we work to secure and support digital, traditional and social media opportunities to raise public awareness of the day. Through the continued support of our membership and key partners, World Cancer Day is beginning to firmly cement itself in calendars across the world.

To learn more about World Cancer Day, please visit the World Cancer Day website


The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil: Technical information for the most extravagant, immersive feast for the senses.

The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil: Technical Information for the most Extravagant, Immersive Feast for the Senses.

The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil: Technical information for the most extravagant, immersive feast for the senses.
The Beatles LOVE
As officially the biggest-selling band or artist of all time, at more than 271 million RIAA-certified albums sold partnered with Cirque du Soleil together have created “The Beatles LOVE” at The Mirage hotel in Las Vegas, NV.
The LOVE theater at The Mirage houses 6,351 speakers and 2,013 seats set around a central stage. Each seat is fitted with three speakers, including a pair in the headrest. The stage includes 11 lifts, 4 traps, and 13 automated tracks and trolleys. Each lift is capable of lifting 20,000 pounds. The LOVE theater features 32 digital projectors. The theater is set up as a circular theater in the round, with seats 360 degrees around the stage. 
The LOVE theater, at The Mirage, cost more than $100 million.
The LOVE theater is filled twice a night, 7 days a week for 10+ years. The people to our left were from Canada, people to the right were from South America, folks behind us were from France.
Please do yourself a favor and see this show before it is gone.
The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil: Technical information for the most extravagant, immersive feast for the senses.
What’s New on the Boeing 737-800?

What’s New on the Boeing 737-800?

Had the good pleasure of flying on a brand new 737-800 aircraft. 
Largest Southwest plane ever: Southwest’s 737-800s are outfitted with 175 seats — nearly 30% more than their 137-seat earlier 737’s and about 44% more seating than their 737-500s.
Comfort: The new plane features the Boeing Sky Interior: Larger, easier-to-use pivoting overhead bins, larger windows, LED mood lighting, a higher ceiling, and improved passenger service units (the reading lights, call buttons and personal air control.) Plus, they’re outfitted with the consumer facing-features of which include an improved color palette and more  seats.
That makes them more comfortable. Most importantly, while the cushion on the old seats sits on top of the frame, these new ones sit on top of a springy hammock-looking thing.
First Aircraft Featuring Split Scimitar Winglets
What’s New on the Boeing 737-800?
737-800 Cost: $102.2 million dollars 
NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA from January 24-27

NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA from January 24-27

Come visit the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA from January 24-27. 
Uniting the world’s music, sound and event technology communities.
The NAMM Show is the global crossroads of the music, sound and event technology products industries with more than 115,000 registrants from 139 countries and regions commanding $11+ billion in buying power.
The NAMM Show is an annual event in the US that its organizers describe as "the world’s largest trade-only event for the music products, pro audio and event tech industry". 
Dates: January 24-27 
Attendance: 115,085
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802
The NAMM Show, the global crossroads of the music products, pro audio, and event technology industries, returns to Anaheim, California January 24-27, 2019. The NAMM Show will be hosted in the newly-expanded Anaheim Convention Center and will offer you a dynamic way to cover all aspects of music: from products, to pro sound and live production. Preview new products from 7,000+ brands, enjoy special events set to live music, celebrity appearances, dozens of educational sessions tied to today's trends, and interviews with the world's top innovators, artists and professionals in the music world
Anaheim Convention Center, ACC North Hall & Anaheim Marriott
Hilton Anaheim, Anaheim Convention Center (Lobby C & Arena)
Grand Plaza – Live Music All Day & Nightly Headliners
Arena Plaza – live music all day
Marriott – live music all day
Hilton – live music nightly
Sheraton – live music nightly
Thursday, January 24
10 am–6 pm
Friday, January 25
10 am–6 pm
Saturday, January 26
10 am–6 pm
Sunday, January 27
10 am–5 pm
*Hall E and Levels 2 & 3 open at 9:30 am
Women's March San Jose 2019: Truth to Power

Women’s March San Jose 2019: Truth to Power

Women's March San Jose 2019: Truth to Power

Date And Time


San Jose City Hall

200 E Santa Clara St 

San Jose, California 95113 

View Map


Join us for the 3rd Annual San Jose Women's March: Truth to Power. This year, we're celebrating the #WomensWave in leadership and focused on making sure our voices are heard by lawmakers!

This is the official RSVP to help us get a headcount, so THANK YOU for signing up!

We will start at San Jose City Hall at 11am, and march to Arena Green for our noon rally. The route is .8 miles. Please use public transportation to arrive at the march since parking will be limited in the area.

Please follow us on Facebook for details : https://www.facebook.com/

WMSJ is a 100% volunteer-run organization. We do not get any funding from WM National (DC Chapter) and we rely solely on donations from our community to help us cover the many costs associated with a mass rally and march. Your support helps ensure the event is safe and accessible to everyone. Please help us by making a donation at https://womensmarchbayarea.org/donate/ Any amount helps! 

Get your official Women's March Gear. Sales through this link directly hope the Bay Area marches! 


Thank you and in solidarity, 

Women's March San Jose Leadership Team

100th Anniversary of Prohibition Starting in the United States

100th Anniversary of Prohibition Starting in the United States

100th Anniversary of Prohibition Starting in the United States
Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages from 1920 to 1933. 
A resolution calling for a Constitutional amendment to accomplish nationwide Prohibition was introduced in Congress and passed by both houses in December 1917. By January 16, 1919, the Amendment had been ratified by 36 of the 48 states, making it law. Eventually, only two states—Connecticut and Rhode Island—opted out of ratifying it. On October 28, 1919, Congress passed enabling legislation, known as the Volstead Act, to enforce the Eighteenth Amendment when it went into effect in 1920.
Origins of Prohibition
In the 1820s and ’30s, a wave of religious revivalism swept the United States, leading to increased calls for temperance, as well as other “perfectionist” movements such as the abolition of slavery. In 1838, the state of Massachusetts passed a temperance law banning the sale of spirits in less than 15-gallon quantities; though the law was repealed two years later, it set a precedent for such legislation. Maine passed the first state prohibition law in 1846, and a number of other states had followed suit by the time the Civil War began in 1861.
Start of national prohibition (January 1920)
Prohibition began on January 17, 1920, when the Volstead Act went into effect. A total of 1,520 Federal Prohibition agents (police) were tasked with enforcement
Estas Tonne (Ukrainian): a self-styled "modern day troubadour"

Estas Tonne (Ukrainian): a self-styled “modern day troubadour”

Estas Tonne

Listen to:
The Song of the Golden Dragon
Estas Tonne (Ukrainian: born 24 April 1975) is a self-styled "modern day troubadour" who primarily plays the classical guitar in a style derived from Gypsy music.


Tonne was born Stanislav Tonne in Ukraine, Soviet Union, where he spent his first six years. He has German and Jewish ancestry. He took up guitar aged eight. In 1990 his family moved to Israel, where he stopped playing for 11 years. Tonne served six months in Israel Defense Forces. In September 2001 he moved to New York, where he resumed playing guitar, in a duo with a violinist and street musician Michael Shulman. Since then Tonne performs at concerts, conferences, street festivals, yoga, art or other festivals worldwide. 

Tonne is vegetarian. Besides Ukraine, Israel and the United States he lived in Mexico, India, France, Germany and Austria, and he rarely stayed more than one year in one place as an adult. Besides guitar he can play flute.


The Most Wonderful Day Of The Year

The Most Wonderful Day Of The Year Lyrics

The Most Wonderful Day Of The Year Lyrics
A packful of toys means a sackful of joys
For millions of girls and for millions of boys
When Christmas Day is here
The most wonderful day of the year!
A jack in the box waits for children to shout,
"Wake up, don't you know that it's time to come out!"
When Christmas Day is here
The most wonderful day of the year!
Toys galore
Scattered on the floor
There's no room for more
And it's all because of Santa Claus!
A scooter for Jimmy, a dolly for Sue
The kind that will even say "How do you do."
When Christmas Day is here
The most wonderful day of the year.
2018 Holiday Events in Miami

2018 Holiday Events in Miami


Herbs For Your Garden

Herbs For Your Garden

Basil — Great cooked or fresh, even prolific amounts of basil can get used. Makecaprese salads, toss it in pasta dishes and sauces, and whip up some fresh-from-the-garden pesto that you can use now or freeze for later. Basil likes light, but too much direct sun can scorch the leaves. Pinching it back (automatic if you use it often) promotes growth.

Rosemary — This hardy plant is good-looking and versatile. Use it in sauces, roasts, cocktails, and more, and watch it survive even through cold weather.

Thyme — I especially love thyme in potatoes (mashed or roasted) and in a lemon butter rub on roast chicken. This small-leafed herb packs a lot of flavor and is called for in many common recipes, and some lesson common ones, like the lemon-thyme bruschetta above.

Oregano — A kitchen staple, oregano from your herb garden will definitely get used in sauces, roasts, dressings, and more.

Chives — Chives are nice in eggs, breakfast casseroles, in mashed potatoes with sour cream, and more. I'm intrigued by these radishes with cream cheese and chives. Chives' pom-pom-like purple flowers give your herb garden a nice touch of interest as well.

Parsley — Throw it in sauces and salads, like the tabbouleh above. Parsley may well be one of the most ubiquitous herbs. It's a little more delicate than some of the others, but worth it to grow, for sure.

Cilantro — Cilantro is a cooler weather herb, so some zones may not be able to grow it in the thick of summer. But fresh cilantro from the garden is so fragrant and flavorful, you'll wish you could grow it all year round! Check out the Miso-Maple Sweet Potato Tacos pictured above.

Mint — Mint is an aggressive spreader, so be sure to contain it in its own pot. Use it in Mediterranean food, as a garnish for lemonade or iced tea, even in your coffee! As anyone fortunate enough to be familiar with Philz will tell you, it really nuances that morning (or anytime) pick-me-up.


From: www.apartmenttherapy.com

Support Your Local Salvation Army

Support Your Local Salvation Army

Support Your Local Salvation Army

This Christmas, give to the charity that keeps your donations in your local community.

Our Mission
* The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
* The Salvation Army is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Ways to Give
* To donate by phone with a live operator call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769)
* Give by Check
* Volunteer
* Auto Donations
* Miles
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slow cooker chicken recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe LOVE.

Unless you're living in paradise, you are probably experiencing the first few cold snaps of Winter! With the memory of Thanksgiving dinner fresh in our minds and the anticipation of Christmas morning in store, evening dinners with family demand to be warm, comforting and EASY! This Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe fits the bill! With just a few ingredients and a couple of minutes invested, you can run your errands and come home to a house smelling of a delicious and nutritious home cooked meal! Enjoy!

It’s just mind blowing when so few ingredients thrown into a pot can come out tasting so good and so complex. Add to that the fact that you can serve this mixture a number of ways and you’ve got a real winner and a super practical answer to, “What’s for dinner?” I ate this saucy shredded chicken and peppers over my Garlic Parmesan Polenta, but you could totally spoon this over pasta or rice, OR my favorite idea: spoon the hot mixture into rolls or a loaf of Italian bread, top it with some mozzarella, and make yourself the most amazing slow cooked sandwich ever. EVER.

via Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Peppers – Budget Bytes.