Showing posts with label THANKSGIVING. Show all posts
Showing posts with label THANKSGIVING. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

TAYLOR SWIFT HAS AFFECTION FOR JONI MITCHELL

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THE GLORIOUS CORNER

Story By: G. H. HARDING
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Taylor Swift



MITCHELL'S GIRLS --- At the moment, the music world is all about the female vocalists and there is none bigger than Taylor Swift; she’s literally everywhere. It's almost like she could do anything but there is one thing that won't be on her list, playing Joni Mitchell.



Swift has admitted having affection for Mitchell's music but Joni doesn't seem to return the feelings. When word broke earlier this year that Swift was up for the role of Mitchell in the adaptation of the book Girls Like Us, Mitchell (Sheila Weller, 2009) quickly quashed the entire project.



The terrific book looks at music through the careers of Mitchell, Carole King and Carly Simon and plans were to bring it to the big screen. In an article in the London Sunday Times, Mitchell said "I squelched that! I said to the producer, 'All you've got is a girl with high cheekbones'. It's just a lot of gossip, you don't have the great scenes. There's a lot of nonsense about me in books: assumptions, assumptions, assum­p­tions."



She also said in the interview that she sees herself now as a painter now and not a musician. "Music is over for me, pretty much. I can't sing: I don't want to. I want to paint, and I want to write. I can't tour, I can't travel, I'm sick; I can fly two flights a year. I'm old. You have to know when to give up."



Mitchell released a new four-CD compendium of her music this week, Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced.



I'm saddened that Mitchell won't be making any new music but her catalog stands heads-and-tails above almost everything else. A true artist indeed.



THE FLASH --- As we noted Monday, one of the other DC-comics shows adaptations this year has been the CW 11’s The Flash; and, it’s been rather brilliant. From the casting to the writing and the special effects; for a change, it’s all top notch.



The episodes thus far have sort of followed the comic-story line, although this being the CW, it’s been imbued with an almost abnormal amount of youth. The great Jesse L. Martin, from Law & Order, shines as Detective Joe West, and Grant Gustin, late of Glee, shines as The Flash himself (aka Barry Allen). Tom Cavanagh, as the mysterious Harrison Wells, is just stellar.



Each episode so far has ended with a proper tease, or two, of upcoming shows and while it’s an innovative notion, it’s actually worked terrifically well.



Well’s particular accelerator has created several meta-humans (love that term!) and seemingly crippled him to a wheelchair. However, at the close of each episode he rises, walking, and activates an AI-machine called Gideon, which can seemingly predict the future.



Crazy I know, but I am enjoying this as much as anything on TV this season.



LEON DOWN BUT NOT OUT --- Leon Russell's band has had several of their instruments stolen from their bus while they slept just feet away.



The bus was parked in front of the Aztec Theatre in San Antonio Sunday night with the band asleep on the vehicle. A security camera captured the image of a man with graying hair and goatee wearing a San Antonio Spurs jersey picking the lock on the storage compartment on the side of the bus and making off with three guitars and a mandolin.



The equipment was valued at about $3,000 and included a Fender Stratocaster owned by guitarist Beau Charron. He told media that he had been playing the instrument for twenty years and had sentimental value as the first guitar he ever bought.



The show went on Sunday night with borrowed instruments in place of those taken.



Leon is out supporting his most recent, and final, album Life Journey.



CLOSING NOTES --- I woke up today thinking about Turkeys and boy, here’s one for sure: There’s this writer who has just released a book on an American icon, a true titan if you will, and he was approached by an indie-PR guy to do an quick holiday-oriented campaign for the book. Asked for his plan, he proffered a scenario whereby several online outlets would be approached as well as several traditional brick-and-mortar outlets. The writer nixed the plan as he felt his audience wasn't online. Not online … ever hear of cyber seniors? Poor choice. My own father before he passed was on that computer like a jackrabbit on lettuce. Needless to say, he missed a big op. His book last year on another Hollywood-Lothario came and went with a flash too. Too bad, nice guy but blinded by the light ...



Growing up in 1950’s California, young Anson William Heimlich showed very little promise. Clumsy, unsure of himself, and made to feel like a failure by his disappointed artist of a dad, Anson started working odd jobs as a teenager to help support his family. His boss at one of these jobs, an aging janitor named Willie, unexpectedly became a mentor—and the lessons he taught young Anson proved to be invaluable throughout his subsequent career as an actor, director, and entrepreneur.



In Singing to a Bulldog, Anson Williams (as he came to be known) relates both these lessons and the never-before-revealed stories of the many seminal TV series he has worked on and the famous (and not-so-famous) folks he’s encountered during his 40 years in Hollywood, including: being directed by Steven Spielberg in his first dramatic role ; getting kidnapped by Gerald Ford’s daughter at the White House ; being humbled by Sunny, a young volunteer for the Cerebral Palsy National Organization; mentoring Shailene Woodley on the set of The Secret Life of the American Teenager and many more. I loved this one …



 Have a safe Turkey Day... 



 

THANKSGIVING TURKEY INFUSED WITH GEORGI VODKA

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NEW YORK CITY STYLE THANKSGIVING
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Paddy McCarthy With Paul Hurley



O' Casey's Paul Hurley And Georgi's Charlene Nickolan




Paul Hurley, Former president of the United Restaurant and Tavern Owners Association was joined by bar owners and chefs of the Tri-State area at O’Casey’s Restaurant and Irish Pub (22 East 41st Street, NY 10017) to unveil the nation’s only 100-proof turkey, made with Georgi flavored Vodka. There will be free car service to anyone who dines on Turkey at O'Casey's Thanksgiving day in the Manhattan area.


The turkey, which takes three days to prepare, is infused with five different flavors of Georgi Vodka: peach, cherry, orange, lemon and apple. The gravy contains 100-proof Vodka. These Vodka-soaked turkeys will be made available all over the country, and the recipe will be posted in liquor stores across the nation to boost Thanksgiving sales of spirits. Last year, the 100-proof turkey was prepared in one tavern and sold out. This year, the bird will be back for the holiday and served at over 100 pubs and taverns in New York City.



Thanksgiving Eve is one of the busiest nights of the year for bars, with people getting a jump on celebrating the upcoming four-day weekend. In order to promote safety and well-being while having fun.



The United Restaurant and Tavern Owners Association is New York City’s largest and oldest hospitality organization, representing over 3,000 bars and restaurants in the Tri-State Area.


Photos By: James Edstrom/Times Square Society

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING IN THE HAMPTON'S

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HOLIDAY VACATIONS
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The Southampton Inn Library





This Thanksgiving, enjoy a traditional celebration at Southampton Inn, located in the beautiful and historic Village of Southampton. On Thursday, November 22, 2012, Southampton Inn is offering a Thanksgiving Special of $209* for one adult or $249* for two adults, which includes:



Overnight accommodations

Thanksgiving dinner

Additional dinner guests can be added to the package for only $40* per adult and $15* per child under the age of 12. 

Add on Wednesday night for $100* per room 

A limited number of designated “pet friendly rooms” are available for a fee (pre-reservation required)


Forego all the hard work of Thanksgiving preparations and let Southampton Inn take care of you! Southampton Inn’s OSO Restaurant will serve light hors d’oeuvres at 3 p.m., followed by a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at 4 p.m., featuring freshly roasted turkey, ham, pumpkin pie, homemade cranberry sauce and all the fixings of the traditional Thanksgiving meal. Additionally, a vegetarian dinner option will also be available. 



Sunday, November 29, 2009

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY CELEBRITY ROUNDUP

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THE 83RD ANNUAL MACY'S
THANKSGIVING PARADE

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Miss America Katie Stam


Carly Simon


Al Roker


KeKe Palmer


Mitchel Musso


Katharine McPhee


Ziggy Marley And Family


Cyndi Lauper


Jane Krakowskl


Jay Sean


Cheyenne Jackson


Olympian Emily Hughes


Gloria Gaynor


Jimmy Fallon


Katherine Leigh Doherty With Friends


Billy Curington


Santa Claus


Andrea Bocelli


Kristian Alfonso And James Scott


We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving vacation and all your family and friends enjoyed the wonderful food and we also hope you made those calls to people that you have not heard from in a long time. Life is too short, take the time to keep in touch. We wanted to give you some wonderful photos that famed Retna photographer Walter McBride took on Thanksgiving day for the Macy's parade. Time goes by so quick, look around and appreciate the people around you. Some of the celebrities snapped included, Mitchel Musso, Miss America Katie Stam, KeKe Palmer, Olympian Emily Hughes, Katharine McPhee, Cyndi Lauper, Jane Krakowskl, Al Roker, Cheyenne Jackson, Kristian Alfonso, Gloria Gaynor, Jimmy Fallon, Billy Curington, Katherine Leigh Doherty, Carly Simon, Andrea Bocelli, James Scott and many other celebrities.
Photos By: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

HAVE A GREAT SAFE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

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HAVE A SAFE AND WONDERFUL HOLIDAY
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING


We wish you a great Thanksgiving Holiday. It has been a very tough year for just about everyone, including us here in the middle of Times Square. With the economy in the gutter, the banks going after everyone, even their good customers, the high unemployment rate and inflation, we are still somehow surviving in this great country. We are very lucky to live in a country where freedom exists. But Americans have to start to use their power.

We must stop illegal immigration now. Illegal immigration is taking American jobs no matter what anyone is saying. They are not paying into our system and we are paying for their medical care in our hospitals. Jobs in deli's and restaurants and everywhere else are being filled by immigrants that jumped across the border to take away our livelihood. They enjoy our schools, our hospitals, our transportation system and we pay for it all. We must speak up and demand that the politicians do something to stop illegal immigration. One way would be to fine the businesses that hire them, 50 thousand the first time they were caught using cheap labor.

We must stop doing business with banks that no longer care about the customer. Bank Of America is one good example of not caring for us anymore. Their bottom line is money for their CEO'S and not the American Public. We must fight the Credit Card companies who continue to rake the public for their mistakes. Cancel your accounts with these companies.

We must stop buying goods from overseas. We must start supporting American made goods. It used to be where we could make anything in America, but now the infrastructure is not here anymore because the companies import all their parts and labor. Buy American, the job you save might be your own. Demand that your politicians stop shipping our money overseas. Companies like Sprint has laid off thousands of Americans, yet they still continue to hire in India and other countries. They want our money, but they do not want to hire us.

We live in the best Country in the world and we have alot to be thankful for. But it is time Americans got the piece of the pie that they built. Make American companies act American !