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2009-10-07 13:22:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Member Productions announced today that Joan and David, authors of the groundbreaking satirical self-help book "The Member and Me" and founders of the Member Movement at www.TheMemberAndMe.com, are proud to welcome to their fold a new Celebrity Member, former child star, Cara DeLizia. As the latest Celebrity Member, Cara DeLizia says, "'The Member and Me' transformed me from child star to empowered and enlightened goddess. A must read for...

2009-08-22 13:12:12

A spokesman for the Toronto International Film Festival says Danish director Lars von Trier will appear via a video link to speak about his movie Antichrist. The unidentified festival spokesman said Friday members of the media and the general public will be able to speak with von Trier about his horror film during a 90-minute, live video link-up, The Hollywood Reporter said. The Antichrist director won't attend the festival because of a well-documented fear of flying. Festival organizers said...

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2009-03-26 14:47:21

Singer Joan Baez's former home in Carmel Valley, Calif., is to be included on Monterey County's Register of Historic Resources, officials said. The designation will make it worthwhile for the current owners to remodel the home using the style and construction techniques used nearly half a century ago when the house was built, rather than raze it and construct a new one, The Monterey County (Calif.) Herald said. Baez owned the house from 1964-68, a period in her career when she was a...

2008-09-11 00:00:19

When Vanessa Redgrave left the stage at the end of the 100- minute monologue that is The Year of Magical Thinking there was a profound silence. Then a sustained, almost reverential, applause rippled around the theatre as the audience stood in tribute to a superlative performance and an intensely moving piece of theatre. The play, written by Californian author Joan Didion, is an exploration of one woman's grief - Joan's own. It is based on the book of the same name that Joan wrote after...

2008-08-18 09:00:00

CAMARILLO, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Peer pressure. Choices. Drugs. Alcohol. Sex. These are but a few of the dilemmas facing college freshmen today, and they provide the riveting fodder for "No Safe College" (published by AuthorHouse - http://www.authorhouse.com/), the new coming-of-age novel by Ruth Truman. Set at Callegua College, a religious school in Middle America, "No Safe College" opens in the present day with young Jennie preparing to leave home for her freshman year. She...

2006-05-24 16:03:35

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Folk singer Joan Baez sang "We Shall Overcome" from a tree-top perch in Los Angeles on Wednesday in a bid to save a community garden from demolition. Baez, 65, who gave voice to civil rights and anti-war campaigners in the 1960s, joined Julia "Butterfly" Hill, an anti-logging activist, in taking up residence in the tree in the 14-acre (5.7-hectare) fruit and vegetable garden in gritty south Los Angeles. Baez will take shifts occupying the tree with Hill, who...

2006-05-24 13:57:29

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Folk singer Joan Baez and a woman who once spent two years perched atop a giant California redwood took up residence on Wednesday in a tree in a Los Angeles community garden that is threatened with demolition. Baez, who gave voice to Vietnam War protesters, and Julia "Butterfly" Hill, whose anti-logging protest in the late 1990s drew widespread attention, said they would occupy the tree in shifts. The 14-acre garden in the middle of gritty south Los Angeles...

2006-05-24 14:26:48

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Folk singer Joan Baez and a woman who once spent two years perched atop a giant California redwood took up residence on Wednesday in a tree in a Los Angeles community garden that is threatened with demolition. Baez, who gave voice to Vietnam War protesters, and Julia "Butterfly" Hill, whose anti-logging protest in the late 1990s drew widespread attention, said they would occupy the tree in shifts. The 14-acre (5.7-hectare) garden in the middle of gritty south...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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