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Washington’s Birthday

Washington’s Birthday

Washington’s Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States, who was born on February 22, 1732. It can occur on the 15th through the 21st of February inclusive. This year it is the 19th of February. 

Colloquially, the day is also now widely known as Presidents’ Day and is often an occasion to honor the incumbent president and all persons who have served as president, not just George Washington.

The day is a state holiday in most states, with official names including Washington’s Birthday, Presidents’ Day, President’s Day, and Washington’s and Lincoln’s Birthday.

OSCAR STATUETTE FACTS

OSCAR STATUETTE FACTS

Presented byAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

First awarded: May 16, 1929; 90 years ago

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OSCAR STATUETTE FACTS

Official Name: Academy Award® of Merit

Height: 13½ inches

Weight: 8½ pounds

Number of Awards Presented: 3,140

The Academy Awards, more popularly known as the Oscars, are awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. Given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the awards are an international recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy’s voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the “Academy Award of Merit”, although more commonly referred to by its nickname, the “Oscar”. The statuette depicts a knight rendered in the Art Deco style.

92nd Academy Awards

The award was originally sculpted by George Stanley from a design sketch by Cedric Gibbons. AMPAS first presented it in 1929 at a private dinner hosted by Douglas Fairbanks in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in what would become known as the 1st Academy Awards. The Academy Awards ceremony was first broadcast by radio in 1930 and was televised for the first time in 1953. It is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony and is now televised live worldwide. It is also the oldest of the four major annual American entertainment awards; its other three equivalents – the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theater, and the Grammy Awards for music – are modeled after the Academy Awards.

The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, which honors the best films of 2019, will be held on February 9, 2020. The ceremony will again be broadcast on ABC. It will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, for the 18th consecutive year

77th Golden Globe Awards: Sun, Jan 5 • 5:00 PM PST

77th Golden Globe Awards

Date: Sun, Jan 5 • 5:00 PM PST 

Location: The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA

www.goldenglobes.com

Ricky Gervais will return to host the 2020 Golden Globes Awards, Sunday January 5th. The telecast will broadcast live from the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles starting at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST on NBC.

The 2020 Golden Globes mark the fifth time Gervais will host the show, though he’s also said it will be his last. The comedian previously hosted from 2010 to 2012, then returned in 2016. While his previous stints haven’t been universally acclaimed, Gervais’ penchant for off-color jokes and celebrity roasts do have tendency to go viral.

The top film nominees for the 2020 Golden Globes are Marriage Story, which picked up six nominations, and The Irishman, which garnered five. For television, The Crown, Fleabag and Succession all picked up multiple nods.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Home baked cookies are a Christmas tradition for our family. We typically use recipes that have been passed down from my husband’s family but this year I’ve been tempted to try something new. Cookies are a great project to bring the whole family together and you can make a day (or two) of it by baking several different types of cookies. We plan on giving them to our neighbors, friends, and sharing some with the local fire fighters down the street (those guys deserve cookies from all of us!).

Now here at the Women’s Suite test kitchen, we’ve been busy trying recipes for Christmas cookies to share with you! We’ve had a blast (and gained a few pounds) baking cookies from around the web and have found several that we think are keepers! We’re not done yet, as there are still several cookies on our list. We hope to test these recipes and share them with you in the coming weeks. Hopefully, you will enjoy these recipes and use the “work” as an opportunity to spend time with friends and family. 

For pictures of our adventures in the kitchen, click here: Cookies!

For the first cookie in our series, Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, click the link below. 

Recipe: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies — Recipes from The Kitchn | The Kitchn.

Truffles and Chocolates

Truffles and Chocolates

When you are boggled down by your holiday to-do list and need some “me-time” from family, try indulging in some delicious, vegan truffles, candy, and chocolates. These are healthier options to store-bought sweets.

Some of these desserts are also raw vegan, so you get the maximum nutritional benefits from a candy or truffle that you possibly can. Because, let’s face it, desserts aren’t  ”superfoods,” but these are definitely the healthiest. They also make great homemade edible Christmas gifts for those on a budget and you will sure to be remembered as the best chef/baker there is.

Best of all, you can eat more than one in a sitting without feeling guilty. So go ahead, what are you waiting for?

 

Indulge in some of these decadent, vegan truffles, candy, and chocolates for the Holidays!

From: www.onegreenplanet.org

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.

Watch “CMA Country Christmas” Tuesday, December 24th on ABC as Trisha Yearwood hosts!

WATCH THE ENCORE PERFORMANCE ON DEC. 24 AT 9|8C ON ABC

Watch “CMA Country Christmas” Tuesday, December 24th on ABC as Trisha Yearwood hosts!

CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

“CMA Country Christmas” features artists, including Lady Antebellum, Kristin Chenoweth, Chris Young, CeCe Winans, host Trisha Yearwood and more, who will take the stage to ring in the holiday season with a night full of festive classics and one-of-a-kind musical performances. Now in its 10th year, the concert is filmed for a two-hour television special that airs on ABC during the holiday season.

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
* Donate Goods
* Thrift Stores

Sony Music Entertainment sign merchandise agreement for The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix.

Sony Music Entertainment’s The Thread Shop merchandise agency sign an agreement to produce a merchandise line for The Beatles. Now, the company has signed a similar deal for another rock legend: Jimi Hendrix.

The new deal with Authentic Hendrix LLC and Experience Hendrix LLC — includes the rights to design, develop and distribute exclusive Hendrix merchandise goods, wares, lines and products worldwide, including clothing, accessories and collectibles. The product line will be available online, in pop-up shops and at brick-and-mortar retail stores.

The Thread Shop will coordinate with Legacy Recordings on integrated merchandising, promote, market, sell, retail, advertise, publicize, push, informal plug and music opportunities. It marks the first time the iconic artist’s merchandisewill be available in one place.

In addition to Hendrix and The Beatles, The Thread Shop’s roster includes the likes of Camila Cabello, Bob Dylan, Joan Jett, Led Zeppelin, Maluma and P!nk.

Jimi Hendrix 77th Birthday

Jimi Hendrix 77th Birthday 

Jimi Hendrix, born Johnny Allen Hendrix at 10:15 a.m. on November 27, 1942, at Seattle’s King County Hospital, was later renamed James Marshall by his father, James “Al” Hendrix. Young Jimmy (as he was referred to at the time) took an interest in music, drawing influence from virtually every major artist at the time, including B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Holly, and Robert Johnson. Entirely self-taught, Jimmy’s inability to read music made him concentrate even harder on the music he heard.

On September 21, 1969 at the Jai-Alai Fronton, in Miami, FL I had the rare opportunity to work for Hendrix’s sound reenforcement company. The entire evening I stood less than 20-feet away from him. Riveted to watching him play every note.

Other Florida concerts:

JUL 5, 1970: Jimi Hendrix at Jai-Alai Fronton, Miami, FL, USA

Jimi Hendrix  http://youtu.be/_PVjcIO4MT4. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Foxey Lady (Miami Pop 1968)

Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL * Sunday 24 November 1968

The 27 Club is in remembrance of popular musicians who died at the age of twenty-seven. The ‘club’ is generally taken to include Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse

Jimi Hendrix Factoids:

Jimi Hendrix Trivia Question:

Does anyone know why a large majority of Hendrix's' songs, he tunes a half step down. … step down. 
 
I have always thought it was:
a) for singing and
b) because it is easier to bend the strings if they're tuned down. 
 
Jimi Hendrix Trivia: All Along the Watchtower 
 
The rhythm guitar you hear in the beginning of “All Along the Watchtower” is a 12 string acoustic performed by Dave Mason. The 12 string is a key part of what makes All Along The Watchtower so distinctive. You will notice if you play the chords on a regular 6 string it just doesn’t have the right feel to it.
 
Basic Jimi Hendrix Woodstock Rig Setup
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Let’s start by looking at the rig Jimi Hendrix used in his famous performance at Woodstock in 1969. 
 
This is quite a basic setup so let’s look through the labelled gear:
        A: 1968 Fender Stratocaster
        B: Coiled Cable
        C: VOX wah pedal
        D: Dallas-Arbiter Fuzz Face
        E: Uni-Vibe with expression pedal
        F: Marshall 100w Superlead Plexi heads with 4×12 stacks
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In addition to the
(A) VOX wah
(B) Uni-Vibe
(C) Fuzz Face 
(D), this rig includes an Octavia 
 
The Octavia (also known as Octavia Fuzz, Octafuzz and Octavio) was a prototype when Hendrix used it. It was designed by Roger Mayer – Hendrix’s sound technician. It mixes in an octave higher than the original input as well as add in some fuzz distortion.
 
The Uni-Vibe was created to simulate the sound of a Leslie speaker. Think of it as a chorus/vibrato/phaser pedal. This is again a key component to achieving a great Hendrix tone because it is such a distinctive and unique effect.

Mount Dora Craft Fair:  26-27 Oct 2019

Mount Dora Craft Fair:
26-27 Oct 2019
“International trade exhibition for art and craft industry.”
Mount Dora Craft Fair is a 2 day event being held from 26th October to 27th October 2019 at the Maison en Ville in Mount Dora, United States. This event will be featuring an eclectic mix of arts and crafts from sculptures to ceramics to paintings to woodworking, and more, providing you with the opportunity to find unique gifts for you or for those on your holiday list.
Exhibitor Profile
The exhibitor profile for the event, Mount Dora Craft Fair includes the likes of artisans, craftsman, sculptor, painters and artist of both the skilled and the unskilled level.
Caterers, performers including singers and dancers are also included in the exhibitor profile.
Visitors: 5000 – 20,000
Exhibitors: 100 – 500
* Estimated Count
Dora Map
Maison en Ville, Mount Dora,  US

Loma Prieta earthquake 30 years since the deadly earthquake.

Loma Prieta earthquake 30 years since the deadly earthquake.

15-seconds that transformed SF.

A San Francisco Bay area earthquake measuring 7.1 in magnitude, killed 67 and injured over 3,000. Over 100,000 buildings damaged or destroyed. (Oct. 17, 1989) 

I remember this day as if it were yesterday. I was talking to my wife (she was at home about 5-miles away) and during our conversation she yelled out, “Earthquake!” I replied, “Not over here”, then a minute later my work building started bouncing and the ceiling came down. From the second floor of my building , I jumped down the stairway and I ran out the front door. When everything settled down since I was management I put on a helmet ⛑ and reentered the building looking for anyone trapped in the building. 

On my drive home over the Dumbarton Bridge, (Menlo Park to Newark/Fremont, California) I saw three KGO radio antenna towers laying in the Bay. What an eerie feeling. 

Damage:

Five people were killed on Sixth Street between Bluxome and Townsend in San Francisco as a brick facade collapsed onto the sidewalk and street.

Major property damage in San Francisco’s Marina District 60 mi (97 km) from the epicenter resulted from liquefaction of soil used to create waterfront land. Other effects included sand volcanoes, landslides and ground ruptures. Some 12,000 homes and 2,600 businesses were damaged.

In Santa Cruz, close to the epicenter, 40 buildings collapsed, killing six people. 

An estimated 1.4 million people lost power following the quake, mainly due to damaged electrical substations.

Power was restored to most of San Francisco by midnight, and all but 12,000 customers had their power restored within two days.

The quake caused an estimated $6 billion (equivalent to $13 billion today) in property damage, becoming one of the most expensive natural disasters in U.S. history at the time.

71st EMMY AWARDS® – SEPTEMBER 22nd | SUNDAY 8ET/5PT

71st EMMY AWARDS® – SEPTEMBER 22nd | SUNDAY 8ET/5PT

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will honor the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2018 until May 31, 2019, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The ceremony will be held on September 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los AngelesCalifornia, and will be broadcast in the U.S. by Fox.

ABOUT THE SHOW

On Fox Television’s biggest night is back on America’s No. 1 network! The best and brightest will be on hand for this prestigious evening, as top honors go out to the talented men and women who leave their unforgettable mark on the entertainment we love. Glamorous attire, hilarious sketches, heartfelt speeches and memorable moments add up to an awards show that continues to surprise and delight audiences and nominees alike.

The Hosts will bring their unique wit to an evening that will undoubtedly become the talk of the town – and can’t-miss television! Presented LIVE from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles and complete with a red carpet pre-show, this year’s Emmys® prove that the small screen has never been bigger

Emmy Statuette

Emmy Statuette
 
The Emmy statuette, depicting a winged woman holding an atom, was designed by television engineer Louis McManus, who used his wife as the model. The TV Academy rejected forty-seven proposals before settling on McManus's design in 1948. The statuette "has since become the symbol of the TV Academy's goal of supporting and uplifting the art and science of television: The wings represent the muse of art; the atom the electron of science."
 
When deciding a name for the award, Academy founder Syd Cassyd originally suggested "Ike", the nickname for the television iconoscope tube. However, "Ike" was also the popular nickname of World War II hero and future U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the Academy members wanted something unique. Finally, television engineer and the third academy president Harry Lubcke suggested the name "Immy", a term commonly used for the image orthicon tube used in the early cameras. After "Immy" was chosen, it was later feminized to Emmy to match their female statuette.
 
Each Primetime Emmy statuette weighs six pounds, twelve-and-a-half ounces (3.08 kg), and is made of copper, nickel, silver and gold. The statue stands 15.5 inches (39 cm) tall with a base diameter of 7.5 inches (19 cm) and weight of 88 oz (2.5 kg). The Regional Emmy Award statuette is 11.5 inches (29 cm) tall with a base diameter of 5.5 inches (14 cm) and weight of 48 oz (1.4 kg). Each takes five and a half hours to make and is handled with white gloves to prevent fingerprints. The Regional Emmy Awards are made by Society Awards, a New York-based company that also makes the Golden Globe Awards. The Primetime Emmy statues are manufactured by R.S. Owens & Companybased out of Chicago, Illinois which was also charged with manufacturing the Academy Award statues until 2016 when AMPAS switched to Polich Tallix in Walden, NY.
 
As its trademark owners, the ATAS and the NATAS hold firm rules on the use of the "Emmy" image as well as its name. For example, the Emmy statuette must always appear facing left. Any copyright notice for the statue should read "ATAS/NATAS", listing both academies. Academy members must also obtain permission to use the statue image or name for promotional uses even though they are winners of the award. Furthermore, DVDs of Emmy-winning shows may reference the fact that they received an Emmy, but cannot use the statue image unless it is capable of being removed from all copies after one year after the award is presented.
 
What the woman on the Emmy statuette is holding?
An Atom
 

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival – September 14th-15th

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival

Mill Valley, CA
‪September 14th-15th, 2019‬ (‪Sat-Sun)‬

What: 63rd Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival Where: Old Mill Park, Mill Valley CA When: Sat/Sun ‪September 14th‬ and 15th ‪from 10am – 5pm‬

Be a part of history! Attend the 64th annual Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival.
Added promotion and special community events to help celebrate turning 64 will make our 2019 event the best ever. Only room for 140 artists in the beautiful Redwoods of Old Mill Park in downtown Mill Valley just 20 minutes from San Francisco and 40 minutes from the Sonoma wine country.

MVFAF supports the artists through an extensive advertising campaign that includes print, TV, radio and online coverage. The Festival maintains an active Facebook page as well as engaging website. Festival Program is produced by MarinScope and distributed one week in advance to Marin County residents. Every resident and business in the 94941 zip code receives a Tom Killion designed invitation to the event.

ARTIST AMENITIES: * Complimentary coffee and snacks each morning * Artist thank you reception ‪on Saturday night‬ * Wi-Fi available throughout Park (NEW) * Nearby free parking and artist shuttle to Festival grounds * Booth sitters * Overnight security * Artist awards totaling $2,500 * Award winners will be invited artists for the 2019 Festival * Website includes artist name and link to each artist’s website

2019 Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival

Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019
Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
Central Park, 969 Kiely Blvd., Santa Clara

The 2019 Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival will feature the talents of local and regional artists with nearly 175 booths to visit, 25 community groups serving international foods, four vintners pouring fine wines, micro-brewed beer, live entertainment on three stages, and the ever-popular Kids Kingdom and Toddler Town. 

The Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival is set inside picturesque Central Park. The park sprawls over 50 acres and comprises a beautiful lake, hundreds of trees, several picnic areas and acres of green grass. More than 50,000 people from Santa Clara and the surrounding communities will attend the two-day event. 

The Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival is a tradition which brings the community together to support vital community groups and organizations in Santa Clara. To date, the Festival has generated hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities. 

The Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival is free of charge to the community. Smoking is prohibited in the park. Please leave your pets at home. The Santa Clara City Council has passed a special weekend ordinance that does not allow pets to be brought to the Festival. 

We hope you enjoy your time at our Festival!

Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock, Fifty years ago, on Aug. 18, 1969

Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock, Fifty years ago, on Aug. 18, 1969

Conservatives cringed @ his rendition of Star Spangled Banner @ the time, but now it is iconic piece of American music. RIP Jimi. 

WORCESTER, Mass. – Fifty years ago, on Aug. 18, 1969, legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix stepped onto the stage at the Woodstock, N.Y., Music Festival and started upon an uninterrupted set lasting nearly two hours — one of the longest performances of his career. It concluded with a long medley that included the solo performance of the Star Spangled Banner that would become emblematic not only of Woodstock, but of the 1960's.

Jimi Hendrix Woodstock Performance Tidbits

Jimi Hendrix Woodstock Performance Tidbits

Hendrix's performance with his band Gypsy Sun and Rainbowsat Woodstock Festival, Bethel, New Yorkon August 18, 1969. 

Jimi Hendrix was one of the 32 acts to perform at Woodstock, and boy did he put on one hell of a show donning a white leather and blue-beaded fringed jacket. Hendrix was actually the last to perform at the festival for a crowd of 30,000 onlookers as many of the music-loving concertgoers had already gone home because of the rain delays.

The ones who waited in anticipation for Hendrix’s two-hour performance with his new band Gypsy Sun and Rainbows were certainly thrilled they waited, as it has gone done in history as a defining moment of the ’60s. Hendrix might have been the last act to perform, but he was the highest paid and earned himself a nice sum of $18,000.