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AFRO LATIN JAZZ ALLIANCE

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FREE AUDITIONS FOR ALL-STAR AFRO LATIN JAZZ YOUTH ORCHESTRA

DIRECTED BY GRAMMY WINNER ARTURO O’FARRILL

SEPTEMBER 22 & 29, 12 Noon – 3:00 pm FAT CAT JAZZ CLUB

RESPECT FOR LIFE

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The Flint, Michigan water crisis has Detroit native Aretha Franklin offering R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the people.
R&B superstar Aretha is reserving enough rooms to house up to 50 of the city’s residents in the Southfield Holiday Inn in nearby Detroit, with the Coney Island restaurant providing catering.

Flint residents who wish to apply for the accommodations will go through a pre-screening at Detroit’s the New Bethel Baptist Church where Aretha’s father used to minister.

Respect - Aretha Franklin https://youtu.be/NNmEQpy0Wnc?list=RDNNmEQpy0Wnc via @YouTube

ST PAUL'S CHURCH NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

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Special free Programs in December 2013

Sunday, Dec. 22, 2 PM
Holiday Organ Concert, on the 1830 Erben, with concert organist in residence Kathryn Jones, accompanied by soprano. Classical and seasonal selections. Arrive early at 1:15 PM for a performance in the museum of the traditional Christmas play, St. George and the Dragon.

Monday, Dec. 23, Th., Dec. 26, Fri. Dec. 27, Monday, Dec. 30, Tuesday, Dec. 31, Wed., Jan 1, 10 AM to 4 PM

RIP ~ CAPTAIN ED SADLER 1916-2011

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He was the longest living resident of City Island and our most senior clam digger. He was and will always remain in my memory as a proud father, an even prouder grandfather and the proudest great grandfather ever, as well as my oldest and wisest friend.

City Island lost an old angel at 7:30 this morning, while the heavens have now claimed a new one.

NBC 90th Anniversary

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The Peacock Network Presents... Daze of our lives! https://youtu.be/4VdZO1fyOcY
90 years later, it has brought US Media Monsters like The Coz and The Donald.

NBC TV was once owned by RCA, GE, and Westinghouse. The network began broadcasting on November 13, 1926.

In the practice of transparency, I worked for the peacock for nearly a decade but left to build up SIN/Univision Spanish-language broadcasting to avoid a 28-week long labor strike.
And to be fair, NBC has produced many marvelous and memorable moments.

New 'ERUV'

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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. presented Rabbi Shmuel Zuckerman of Young Israel of Pelham Parkway with a proclamation declaring the synagogue’s “eruv” to be valid for the next 99 years.

THIS WEEK IN HER AND HISTORY

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This Week in History, Apr 27 - May 3

Apr 27, 4977 B.C.
Universe is created, according to Kepler. On this day in 4977 B.C., the universe is created, according to German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler, considered a founder of modern science. Kepler is best known for his theories explaining the motion of planets. Kepler was born on December 27, 1571, in Weil der Stadt, Germany. As a university student, he studied the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus' theories of planetary ordering. Copernicus (1473-1543) believed that the sun, not the earth, was the center of the solar system, a theory that contradicted the prevailing view of the era that the sun revolved around the earth.

Apr 28, 1945
Benito Mussolini executed. On this day in 1945, "Il Duce," Benito Mussolini, and his mistress, Clara Petacci, are shot by Italian partisans who had captured the couple as they attempted to flee to Switzerland. The 61-year-old deposed former dictator of Italy was established by his German allies as the figurehead of a puppet government in northern Italy during the German occupation toward the close of the war. As the Allies fought their way up the Italian peninsula, defeat of the Axis powers all but certain, Mussolini considered his options. Not wanting to fall into the hands of either the British or the Americans, and knowing that the communist partisans, who had been fighting the remnants of roving Italian fascist soldiers and thugs in the north, would try him as a war criminal, he settled on escape to a neutral country.

BULLETIN BOARD

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Event: Society for Features Journalism Conference
When: August 20-23, 2014
Where: John Seigenthaler Center, Nashville, TN
Come to Music City and join features and lifestyle reporters, editors and producers in SFJ's annual conference. We're offering instruction on video, narrative storytelling, leadership and opportunities for freelance writers in newsrooms. Registration is $300 for members, $500 for nonmembers. www.featuresjournalism.org/conference/features-journalism-conference-2014/

Event: NewsTrain Workshop on Data Journalism, Video Storytelling, Viral Content + more

STEPS TO DE-STRESS

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There is no shortage of angst-inducing news these days: natural disasters, economic woes, political unrest. Add to this backdrop stresses in our personal lives, layoffs, illness, money woes, temper tantrums, and traffic jams, and it is clear that stressful situations are constant and inevitable.

POST YOUR GARAGE AND TAG SALES

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City Island Images wants to offer another free service. If you, one of your family members, friends, or neighbors are planning to have a sale anytime in the future, please feel free to tell me:

CIMAGES.ME

Where: street address and location, When: time and days, Contact information: phone and email.
Anything else: Is it an estate sale? Is it at your house? Do you offer collectibles, or anything special? A fundraiser for a local church, or nonprofit organization?

E-Mail: ADMIN@CIMAGES.ME US Post PO BOX 147 CITY ISLAND STATION NY, NY #10464

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SPEAK UP AND SILENCE CENSORSHIP

The definition of censorship is the control of information and ideas circulated within a society. In the 20th Century, censorship was achieved through the examination of books, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other forms of communication for the purpose of altering or suppressing ideas found to be objectionable or offensive. The rationales for censorship have varied, with some censors targeting material considered indecent or obscene; heretical or blasphemous; or seditious or treasonous. Thus, ideas have been suppressed under the guise of protecting basic social institutions: Family, Church, and State.

To understand censorship, and the impulse to censor, it is necessary to strip away the shock epithet value that is attached to the word at first utterance. One must recognize that censorship and the ideology supporting it go back to ancient times, and that every society has had customs, taboos, or laws by which speech, dress, religious observance, and sexual expression were regulated.

In Athens, where democracy first emerged, censorship was known as a means of enforcing the orthodoxy. Indeed, Plato was the first recorded thinker to formulate a rationale for intellectual, religious, and artistic censorship. In his ideal state outlined in The Republic, official censors would prohibit mothers and nurses from relating tales deemed bad or evil. Plato also proposed that unorthodox notions about God or the hereafter be treated as crimes and that formal procedures be established to suppress heresy. Freedom of speech in Ancient Rome was reserved for those in positions of authority...etc.