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    Happy Birthday Elvis – From a Local Elvis Presley Fan Club!

    On January 8, 2007, Elvis Presley would have been 72 years old. Although Turner Classic Movies had a film festival marathon of Elvis movies for viewers and fans to enjoy, not much else was said about Elvis’ birthday, except brief reportings on some local news stations. However, it was a different story for Elvis Presley fans in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The local Elvis Presley Fan Club of Sterling Heights Michigan hosted an Elvis Presley birthday party on January 8, 2007. I had the privilege of being invited to the birthday party. Although I didn’t know what to expect at first, it turned out to be a very festive occasion. When…

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    How To Endorse Your Event Online

    Whenever you will plan for an event, the big dilemma that many of you event presenters face is selecting a cost-effective method to promote and endorse your events. Here are some tips and some activities that can really help to promote your events effectively: Facebook – Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with audience and promote your events. Create your fan page and utilize it to engage with your fan base. LinkedIn – There was a time when we are using LinkedIn for finding jobs and business related information. Now you can use the powerful features of Groups, Events, and the Business profile page to promote your…

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    Graphic Designing Course

    There are many different available graphic design courses that you can take online. These online courses make it much easier to get the necessary experience that you need to position yourself in a better career path. With a simple search using the keyword phrase “graphic design courses” in google, or one of the major search engines you will find thousands upon thousands or search results. It’s important that you don’t just select the first graphic design course that you find. Do some research and make sure that the online graphic design courses that they offer are valid. It’s amazing that today we are able to further our education right from…

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    The Art of Faking Art

    It would seem that all art is not truth. Three fake Mona Lisas have been made and sold. The Tate Gallery in London discovered that their archives were tampered with and false documents inserted to “prove” fake works. Just recently, Italian police uncovered more than ten million dollar’s worth of fake art sales. Even more disturbing was a former director of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art declaring that almost half of the paintings sold on the market are forgeries or semi-forgeries. It seems that fake art has made its own supply and demand and art experts are raking handsome fees for “fakebusting” services. Vermeer once remarked that as…

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    An Elegy On The Death Of Sidney Sheldon

    He was a master and deserves to be treated better than by a distastefully amateur poet, laboring under his own handicaps. Loss is loss; this is to celebrate something else, something nobler. His effort is still unmatched and he stands unique and declaratively the master of his game, peerless and a redundant icon. Many will pass and grace idle flanks of the world, as writers and authors and poets and go on to achieve laurels and make that odd million, but how few can achieve the glory of the written word, tame it not by talent but by toil, and domesticate its variety. This pissant world can but not produce…

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    Make Your Party Memorable

    Everyone knows that the majority of people are happy when their stomachs are full and the only way to get them to fill up on food is if it is enjoyable and exciting food. The two things that we can all agree on is that everyone loves to remember their good memories as a child and the second on is that we all have a sweet tooth. The best way to get the most bangs for your buck and accomplish both purposes is to rent a cotton candy machine for your next party. It does not matter if it is a child’s party or a business function everyone will love…

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    Celebrate With Dinner – And a Belly Dance!

    Maybe it’s a birthday. Maybe it’s an anniversary. Maybe you both simply need a night out to renew, recharge and remember how you feel about each other. A dinner date is always a good choice. You can enjoy a delicious meal and spend time talking, just like when you were first together. However, a dinner date with a bit of entertainment is even better. For an ultimate couple’s night out, look for a restaurant that features belly dancing! Check the Greek and Middle Eastern RestaurantsMost of the restaurants that host belly dancers in the evening serve Greek or Middle Eastern-style food. For most people, authentic Mediterranean food is a treat…

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    Enrique Avilez Sculptor, The Fantasy of Art and Business

    Perfection, Philosophical, Passionate. These are some of the words that help describe Enrique Avilez, sculptor in Ensenada. Someone asked him when he knows a piece is done. The answer was “When I see the light”. Born in El Sauzal, Enrique went on to say there were no art schools locally when he was growing up in Baja. He trained in Phoenix, Monterrey, and Guadalajara. Only in his early 40’s I mentioned he might evolve in two decades. He thoughtfully pondered this question as he was fine tuning a piece in his studio in the Rivieria. The Rivieria is a former casino across from Cearte that is now a multi use…

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    Ideas: Bedrock of Ideas

    My bedrock of ideas Is an openness Of heart and mind While laying upon my bed When I seemingly have time For freedom of thought And illumination of the mind The Creator in me Won’t just let me be There is always more To hear and see Thus I embrace it Happily and inquisitively Always myself curious What new things Shall come to me Awake and stir me Excite and invigorate me Teach and transform me For I oft am the first recipient The delightful participant Of my new invention Ingenious creation Thankfully the Spirit within Graciously chooses To interrupt my sleep To take me deep Into the depths of…

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    Geri Jewell

    Perhaps the name Geri Jewell doesn’t immediately ring a bell with you. Maybe if you saw a picture it’d take you back to the time that you first saw her on television. Maybe if you’re part of the LGBTQ community you have heard of her for a whole other reason. Whatever the case may be, Geri Jewell wears a lot of hats, as she is a motivational speaker, an actress and an author, and oh yes, she has Cerebral Palsy too. Geraldine Ann Jewell was born on September 13, 1956 in Buffalo, New York. Just because she was afflicted with Cerebral Palsy, though, didn’t mean that she wouldn’t chase her…

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