I was going to do one of those year in review things where I wrote about all the good things of
This Oscar-winning song from the film " The Joker is Wild ," is performed by a relaxed Sinatra to another terrific Nelson Riddle arrangement. Listen to the audio clip at amazon. I also love a hot jazz violin version by Joe Venuti.
In this cantankerous political season, I can think of nothing more triumphant than a full-hearted embrace of the cultural contributions of The Great One, who arose from the blisters of his childhood and even above the bluster of his most famous characters to Leap Up and Declare, with undiluted joy: Listen to audio clips from the work here.
Check it out on YouTube. Check it out in a live version on YouTube and a rare 12" extended mix and dance your way through a wonderful and safe Independence Day. My favorite version remains that of the soulful, heartfelt Brother Ray Charles. Listen to an audio clip here.
A happy and a healthy Fourth of July to all. The film has many of the trappings of contemporary liberalism in terms of its politics and its cast of characters, and it served as an inspiration to writer Aaron Sorkinwho launched the equally idealistic liberalism of the brilliant TV series " The West Wing ," which began in But it is not the politics that interest me here.
This is a film with a lot of heart, plenty of laughs, and much poignancy. Our love was born with our first embrace. And a page was torn out of time and space.
Today just happens to be the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridgestill the longest suspension bridge in the United States.
I remember being overwhelmed by its majesty from the time when E. Oh, and listen to a clip of this pretty song at amazon. For those who are " starving for stars ," as my colleague David Hinckley puts it, those were the days.
The film was made even more famous by references to it in the film, " Sleepless in Seattle ".
Ironically, another great love of mine, The Empire State Buildingfigures prominently in the plot. Seductive and sexually charged, this track was also recorded by the great Dukefeaturing his cornet player Ray Nance who could also play a mean jazz violin.
I never saw the original Michael Bennett production, but I was enthralled with the performance of this track, sung with Tony -winning gusto, by Jennifer Holliday.
The movie versionwith an all-star castopens for an exclusive engagement at the Ziegfeld Theater in Manhattan, before its nationwide debut on Christmas day. In the film musical, another "J.
Listen to audio clips of the powerhouse Jennifer Holliday version and check out her televised performance at the Tony Awards, courtesy of You Tube and the new Jennifer Hudson version as well clips at those links.
Directed by Norman Jewisonthis film is a cynical look at our judicial system there are fewer ways to look at the structural deformities that often pass for "justice," and this motion picture captures it with touches of satire and tragedy.
Check the scene out on YouTube.
The film opens with an instrumental " Main Title " version [YouTube link] of the closing credits song; it features the unmistakably fine sax work and sound of Tom Scott. The most famous version of this song was recorded by the Benny Goodman Big Band, featuring the sweet vocals of Martha Tilton and a rousing trumpet solo by Elman.
In celebration of the centennial of the birth of the Great Mercertake a look at this YouTube moment of this terrific song. Spencer and the lyrics of Everett Sloane. He passed away yesterday at the age of Nov 13, · Updated, March 2, | We published an updated version of this list, “ Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing,” as well as a companion piece, “ Prompts for Argumentative Writing.” Every school day since we’ve asked students a question based on an article in The New York Times.
Now, five years later, we’ve collected of them that invite narrative and personal.
I accept this award on behalf of all the fine teachers I've known over the years who've struggled to make their transactions with children honorable ones, men and women who are never complacent, always questioning, always wrestling to define and redefine endlessly what the word "education" should mean.
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Included in this Article. Struggling to find a great topic? Scan the lists below to find questions my students have generated to find something you want to write about. This is really inspiring. I feel the exact same way and share the same feelings about it as Hamilton. My friends always make fun of me or at least did because I never listened to music I just didn’t like it, but my best friend introduced me to Hamilton and now I listen to it literally every day, have learned all the words, and it’s my favorite thing to listen to.
The story was, my father was a successful, erudite, and occasionally hilarious man who prioritized my education and made sure that I grew up more curious and knowledgeable about the world than.