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Music Monday . . . . Steely Dan

Walter Becker, Steely Dan Guitarist, Dies at 67 This is the tribute letter written by Donald Fagan, the sole surviving creator  of the group. We liked a lot of the same things: jazz (from the twenties through the mid-sixties), W.C. … Continue reading

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Texas Will Survive

Gloria Gaynor is dedicating a new version of the original survival anthem ‘I Will Survive’ to all her ‘neighbors in Texas’ who are enduring unprecedented flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Gaynor tweeted out ‘Texas Will Survive’ Wednesday evening with the … Continue reading

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Music Monday on Tuesday. . . . . . Omni

Here is Omni  a band we discovered at the movies! My favorite theater  in the area is Spectrum 8 which is now owned by Landmark Theater.  This is a national group with 56  theaters.  They are dedicated  to exhibiting and … Continue reading

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My Number One Favorite Rock Song–Music Monday

I love rock ‘n’roll!  Well you might say that is because that was the time  I was in high school and college.  And you would be right to some degree.   Funny thing is that I was much more into … Continue reading

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Bascilica of St. Denis

HISTORY OF THE MONUMENT The final resting place of the kings and queens of France. Built on the grave of Saint Denis, a Bishop of Paris who died in 250 AD, the royal abbey of Saint-Denis was, from the death … Continue reading

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One Last Artist. . . . Pablo Picasso

This is the last of the artist’s museums we visited in our four days in Paris.  Michael, an artist friend, told  us  we should go to this” small”  museum and enjoy the  excellent  collection. When we approached this not so … Continue reading

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Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali was one of the most recognizable artists of the 20 century. Much of this was  to his  characteristic flamboyant mustache as well as his piercing eyes. Dali was  born with high imagination revealed in the  spirit of his … Continue reading

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