Category Archives: Notable

SUPERHERO BELLE from Beauty and the Beast

I am eagerly awaiting the live action Beauty and the Beast this Friday, March 17th. Meanwhile, I revisited Disney’s 1991 animated version. It was even more magical than I remembered. I suggest you also watch it. It’s available from several … Continue reading

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Great new CASTAWAYS IN TIME book

Just finished a terrific addition to the old “castaways in time” books which started with Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. The book by Michael Z. Williamson is a bit long on the details of how the main … Continue reading

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Great read – FRONTIER MAGIC by Patricia Wrede

Normally I post about new books, movies, TV shows. But this last week I read a trilogy that has been out a while & enjoyed it a lot. It deserves a look by anyone who missed it the first time. … Continue reading

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JENNIFER LAWRENCE: “Embrace ‘new normal’ body type.”

If you want to get on my bad side – my REALLY bad side – say something negative about Jennifer Lawrence! If my daughter had lived past seven months I’d be happy if she grew up to be as smart … Continue reading

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NINA KIRIKI HOFFMAN duology – terrific

One of the brightest stylists of fantasy fiction is Nina Kiriki Hoffman. Her characters are compelling, her stories engaging. She is definitely an author whose books you want to keep alert for when you go to the book store. I’ve … Continue reading

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The romantic TANGO VALS

There are three kinds of Argentine tango: tango salon, milonga, and tango vals. They are written in 4/4, 2/4, and 3/4 time, respectively. Tango valses tend to have a romantic feel and vals tandas (sets of 3-5 related works) often … Continue reading

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Tango MILONGA: Sebastian Arce & Mariana Montes

The Argentine tango (contrary to myth) did not start in brothels. It began as a folk dance called the milonga in Uruguay and Argentina well before 1900. The music was in 2/4 time and the dance was bouncy and happy. … Continue reading

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more EMILY BLUNT and ANNE HATHAWAY lip-sync battle

MORE Em & Anne Lip Sync Battle on Spike’s hi-def channel on LSB’s YouTube channel!

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EMILY BLUNT and ANNE HATHAWAY lip-sync battle

Last night I watched Lip Sync Battle on Spike’s hi-def channel. Utterly hilarious antics from two hotties – always a favorite with me. Now you can watch it on LSB’s YouTube channel.

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ALIZÉE, phenomenal French songstress

My favorite female singer is a French woman named Alizée (AH-LEE-ZAY, said quickly and with equal emphasis on each syllable). Born and raised on the French island of Corsica, she very early began to take lessons in dancing and singing. … Continue reading

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