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2012-12-27 05:01:56

Chicago Hat Designer Seeks Funding to Create Spring 2013 Collection for Online Retailer Zappos.com Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 26, 2012 Chicago hat designer Tonya Gross Millinery has initiated a Kickstarter project to fund her Spring 2013 Tonya Gross Millinery CAPSule Collection for Zappos.com. Kickstarter is an online platform, also known as crowd funding, to fund creative projects. Tonya Gross of Tonya Gross Millinery was recently selected by online retailer Zappos.com for its 2013...

2010-05-19 08:14:00

LOS ANGELES, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: "Carmen Miranda- The Lady in the Tutti Frutti Hat." World Premiere engagement of a new musical. WHO: Written by Sam Mossler. Directed by Adam Schlachter. Musical director: Dennis Kaye. Choreographed by Daniel Coffman. Presented by Tocayo Productions, Inc. in association with Hudson Theatricals. Magi Avila toplines the cast of eleven. WHERE: Hudson Backstage Theatre, 6339 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90038. WHEN: Previews May 21-23. Opens...

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2009-03-13 23:06:56

More than 5,000 people from around the world have ordered replicas of the hat singer Aretha Franklin wore to U.S. President Barack Obama's inauguration. Detroit's family-owned Mr. Song Millinery has been filling orders for the hat with the big bow since January, Lillian Song, the sister of the hat's designer, Luke Song, told the Detroit News. Available in satin and in various colors, the in-demand accessory sells for $179 in the store and on the shop's Web site. Franklin donned a grey felt...

2008-06-22 12:00:21

By Chris Hicks Deseret News Kudos to Fox Home Entertainment for the new DVD set "The Carmen Miranda Collection," which pays homage to the South American star who knocked the socks off American audiences in flamboyant musicals during World War II. In her heyday, Miranda was known as the Brazilian Bombshell (although she was actually born in Portugal). Today she is primarily remembered as an iconic image -- the South American dancer in the colorful flowing dress with fruit piled on her...

2005-12-28 12:22:10

By Fernanda Ezabella RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - With her tropical-fruit headdresses and a smile as wide as Copacabana Beach, Carmen Miranda remains an instantly recognizable show business figure 50 years after her death. Decades before Brazilian music and women became appreciated worldwide, she took the swing of samba from Rio de Janeiro to Hollywood and became one of the highest-paid entertainers in the United States. By the end of her life, however, Hollywood had...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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