July 27, 2014


Set in the 1930s, Forgotten tells the story of Lewis Bradford, a minister and radio host with a vision of "labor peace" who goes to work at the yet-to-be organized Ford Motor Company. Author/composer Steve Jones uncovers the mystery surrounding Bradford's death through a sequence of jazz-based songs and the narrative of Bradford's widow, Ella. Dedicated to the thousands of workers who overcame racial divisions, red-baiting, and company thugs to build a union, Forgotten bursts onto the stage in a passionate display of musical virtuosity and good old-fashioned storytelling.

"We had known about Lewis Bradford's murder for years. He was married to Ella Bradford, my grandfather's cousin. Like my grandfather, Lewis was a Methodist minister strongly influenced by Muriel Lester, a British socialist and pacifist and founder of the Fellowship of Reconciliation." READ FULL STORY HERE


The Four of Pentacles indicates that you are in a position where you are financially stable and secure with solid investments. You are very conservative about money and are not inclined to gamble in financial matters. You are very protective of what you have accumulated over time, and slowly and steadily you increase your net worth through saving money and safe investments. You are self-sufficient both financially and emotionally, as you often equate money with emotional security.

July 26, 2014


The Three of Chalices card suggests that my power today lies in celebration. I am not alone. I embrace the pleasure of the moment and share the beauty and joy of a common bond within my sisterhood. I am empowered by inclusion and my gift is spontaneous rapture

feeling exuberant
bursting with energy being in the flow celebrating overflowing with high spirits feeling on top of the world dancing and singing putting yourself out there
enjoying friendship
getting together with people you like experiencing camaraderie extending/receiving hospitality sharing finding companions trusting others relying on outside help
valuing community
taking part in a support group developing a team spirit working together uniting with others forming a group bond helping each other discovering a common goal being neighborly
The Three of Cups is a card of celebration and accomplishment. Three young maidens dance in a circle with their golden goblets upraised in a toast of joy. Their arms reach out to each other and they connect through their emotions and their friendship with one another. 
The ground is covered with fruit and there is a general sense of abundance and happiness. Each woman in the Three of Cups has a wreath of laurel on her head. Wreaths of this type have long been a symbol of victory and success. 
A sweet smelling laurel wreath is also a symbol of protection, peace and purification and is a message that the favour of the Universe is upon us, and that we shall be the victor in this stage of our lives. At the women’s feet lie various flowers, symbolising joy, beauty, compassion and growth. The flowers remind us of the good times in life, the sweet smell of success, and the beauty that surrounds us if only we open up to its presence.

July 25, 2014


Johnny Reid

Johnny Reid was a Purple gang liquor distributor who moved to Detroit from St. Louis. He was murdered in 1926 during an underworld feud. In March of 1927 the Purple Gang killer Reid's assassin during the Milaflores massacre. From: Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang by Paul R. Kavieff


Grace Kelly may not be a real life princess, but she is certainly jazz royalty. Wynton Marsalis was so impressed with Kelly’s three-night stand as guest of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra that he invited her to join the ensemble at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater in Washington, D.C. for Barack Obama’s Inauguration Celebration. American Idol judge Harry Connick, Jr. heard Kelly in a master class and brought her on stage to sit in with his band that night. Her work was featured on CNN, in Glamour Magazine, in the Hollywood Reporter and so much more.

At the age of 14, Grace orchestrated one of her original compositions and performed it with the Boston Pops Orchestra conducted by Keith Lockhart. Since then, the 22-year old Korean-American prodigy has been voted “Best Jazz Act” in Boston four consecutive years in the FNX/Phoenix Best Music Poll, and then voted Best National Jazz Act in 2012. Grace's list of honors keeps growing.....

July 30 Wequassett Inn Chatham, MA
July 31 Shalin Liu Perf Ctr Rockport, MA
August 23 Spaghettini Seal Beach, CA
September 18 Indy Jazz Fest Indianapolis, IN
September 19 Detroit Institute of Arts Detroit, MI
September 26 Tuckerman Hall Worcester, MA
September 28 Tupelo Music Hall Londonderry, NH
October 17 Grand Annex San Pedro, CA


A special 75th anniversary presentation with onscreen lyrics, a costume parade, goodie bags, and more! Special ticket prices apply.

Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado’s path and end up in the land of Oz in this beloved film based on the popular L. Frank Baum novel. Dorothy encounters some memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard, who everyone says can help her return home and possibly grant her new friends their goals of a brain, heart and courage! Join in with Dorothy and the gang and sing along to the iconic songs, including the well-known classics, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”, “We’re Off to See the Wizard”, “Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead”, and more!

Sunday, July 27 at 1:30 PM & Tuesday, July 29 at 7 PM. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Advance tickets available at ticketweb.com. Sponsored by People’s Food Co-op.


An exhibition featuring well-loved toys, treasured family gifts and tiny outfits belonging to nine generations of royal children opens at Buckingham Palace on Saturday, 26 July 2014 at the annual Summer Opening of the State Rooms. 

Royal Childhood brings together more than 150 objects relating to 25 children, from the future George IV to Prince George of Cambridge. Set against a backdrop of previously unseen photographs and private film footage, it gives an unprecedented glimpse into life as a young member of the royal family over 250 years.

Among the objects on display is the announcement of the birth of Prince George of Cambridge at 4.24pm on 22 July 2013, which was displayed on what must now be the world’s most famous easel – it even had its own Twitter handle.

The spectacular silver-gilt Lily Font, commissioned by Queen Victoria for the christening of her first daughter Princess Victoria in 1841 and used at almost all major royal baptisms since, is on display in the Music Room, alongside the silk-satin and lace christening robe worn by Prince George of Cambridge.


Curator Anna Reynolds adds the finishing touches to a model Aston Martin DB5 once used by Prince Andrew during a photo call for the Royal Childhood exhibition.

The progress book of Princess Elizabeth, the future Queen, documents the Princess's first outing at just 10 days old into the garden of her home at 17 Bruton Street, her first tooth (26 January 1927), and the moment she began to crawl (11 April 1927). 

Miniature outfits worn by royal children are also on display, including a dress belonging to Queen Victoria at the age of 11, the 'walking suits’ of King George V, a beautiful satin coat and hat worn by Princess Margaret, and a soldier dressing gown belonging to the three-year-old Prince Harry of Wales. A glittering fairy costume worn by Princess Anne reflects a common childhood love of dressing up.

July 24, 2014


Los Angeles, CA - Tommy Bolin fans, you are in for a treat! The 1969 recorded debut of the guitar great performing with his first major act, Zephyr, the blues and jazz influenced rock and roll steamroller fronted by powerhouse female vocalist, Candy Givens, will be reissued courtesy of Purple Pyramid Records starting August 5.

With newly remixed and remastered audio created under the supervision of founding member David Givens, this gem of an album has truly been restored to the band’s original vision. As Givens says, “For the first time you can hear what we heard before everything went wrong. I’m happy with the results!”

Happier still will be Bolin fans everywhere as a treasure trove of unreleased live material and studio improvisations were also uncovered in the process of remixing the album. These include performances of the band at small clubs in their home state of Colorado as well as Reed’s Ranch where the band opened for The Grateful Dead. In addition, the studio rehearsals showcase Bolin’s adventurous playing on two free form jams as he lays down blistering solos and eerie atmospheres courtesy of his Echoplex effect.

A limited edition 2,000 unit pressing of the reissue in a 3CD deluxe box set was released in May and has already been sold out, but a single disc version is set to arrive August 5 and a special 180 gram colored vinyl pressing will follow later this year.

Get a glimpse into the early salad days of this inimitable virtuoso whose rise to fame occurred nearly as fast as his untimely exit. His music lives on!

1. Sail On
2. Sun’s A Risin’
3. Raindrops
4. Boom-Ba-Boom
5. Somebody Listen
6. Cross The River
7. St. James Infirmary
8. Huna Buna
9. Hard Chargin’ Woman

10. Guitar Solo / Cross The River (Reed’s Ranch, Colorado Springs, CO - July 3, 1969)
11. Jam (San Bernardino, CA 1971)
12. Uptown (To Harlem) [Boulder, CO 1971]
13. Sail On (Tulagi’s - Boulder, CO June 19, 1973)

July 23, 2014


Yardley of London is perhaps the oldest of cosmetic companies..it began in 1770 and continues to this day... Yardley was particularly popular in the 1960s with Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton as favorite models....Read the whole story of Yardley Here


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