Archive for May 14th, 2011

SONGS FIRST PERFORMANCE ON THIS DATE IN 1887

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    John Philip Sousa 

    In his autobiography, Marching Along, John Phillip Sousa (above) wrote that
    he composed the march, "The Stars and Stripes Forever"on Christmas Day
    1896. He had just learned of the recent death of David Blakely, then manager
    of the Sousa Band. Sousa said he was on a ferry in Europe at the time, when
    he composed the march in his head and committed the notes to paper upon
    arrival in America. It was performed for the first time. It was at a ceremony
    where a statue of George Washington was unveiled.

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    U.S. Marine Band with director John Philip Sausa

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE LUCAS ~ 67 TODAY

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George Walton Lucas, Jr. is best known for being the creator of the Star Wars
franchise and the adventures of  Indiana  Jones. He is  founder/chairman of
Lucasfilm Ltd. and is one of the industry’s most successful directors/producers. 

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1973

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George Lucas with director Steven Spielberg (right).

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FRANCIS ALBERT SINATRA (DEC. 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998)

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CATE BLANCHETT ~ 42 TODAY

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Catherine  "Cate" Blanchett is an Australian actress and theatre director. She has
won multiple acting awards, most notably two Golden Globe Awards and an Academy Award. Blanchett earned five Academy Awad nominations between 1998 and 2007. She is known for her portrayals of the elf queen Galadriel in Peter Jackson’s The lord of the Rings trilogy (2001,2002,2003), Colonel-Doctor Irina Spalko in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), and as Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese’s
The Aviator (2004), a role which brought her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

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Cate in The Aviator

 

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Cate Blanchett in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Skull.

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BOBBY DARIN ~ (MAY 14, 1936–DEC. 20, 1973)

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