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Singin’ In The Rain 60th Anniversary Screening

Earlier this year cable channel TCM screened a digitally enhanced 70th anniversary version of Casablanca. Coming this July 12th,  if you so choose you will be able to see Singin’ In The Rain digitally enhanced for it’s 60th anniversary. It is my belief that if you like the musical genre, and enjoyed Music Man, The Sound of Music; you will enjoy this too. On my list of musicals it ranks number two.

I believe it is Gene Kelly’s greatest work and I still find myself singing many of the songs from this film. My favorite songs are Singin’ In The Rain (also the best scene from the movie), and Good Morning. Debbie Reynolds, Cyd Charisse and Donald O’Connor are excellent in this film as well. Cyd Charisse made such an impression on Janet Jackson that she appeared in a cameo in her Alright video.

Taken from TCM.com

The event begins with a Turner Classic Movies original production featuring TCM host Robert Osborne in an exclusive specially produced interview with star Debbie Reynolds. In this interview, audiences are taken behind the scenes of one of the greatest musicals of all time as Ms. Reynolds shares memories of working with the late great Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor.
 
Immediately following these exclusive behind the scenes extras be carried away by the songs, story and romance of one of the greatest musicals of all time – Singin’ in the Rain – as it graces the silver screen for only one night fully remastered and more beautiful than it ever has been before!
 
Don’t miss this timeless classic on the big screen for only one night on July 12th and celebrate the release of the Blu-Ray™ on July 17th.
 
*Additional matinee showings available at select movie theater locations. Check your local listings for details.

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What Was The First Album You Bought With Your Own Money?

Written and scheduled on November 28, 2011

If you have followed this blog for any length of time you know that I love music and you also know that I’ve always loved interacting with my readers. So for a little interactive interaction, I have a question for you. What was the very first album that you purchased got yourself with your very own money? In addition, was it vinyl, CD or digital download. Also what song from that album were you buying the album for?

The very first time I used my money to buy an album was using birthday money I think. I believe I bought more than one album at the time. If I am not mistaken I think it was my tenth birthday. I went to the store to get Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation in CD form and I got the album because of Miss U Much. I figured if I was going to marry this woman, I should have every one of her albums and Control was already in my collection. I had lofty goals for a ten year old.

I think you will find this month’s guest post well worth the wait. This month there are a number of firsts. The guest blogger this month has graciously written her post in two languages; English and German.  My guest is also the youngest blogger to guest post. Mai Mergili is her name and she is the owner of Pencil Pillow. At the time I asked Mai to guest for me she hosted her blog on WordPress but has since moved to Blogger. Coincidentally being on Blogspot makes her my first guest on a blogging platform other than WordPress. It is indeed a month of firsts.

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We Are The World 25: Haiti

It premiered during the Olympics on Friday night (which I didn’t see). This updated version features all new vocals except for Michael Jackson’s vocals.Lionel Richie and Quincy Jones are also present as was Ray Charles in the guise of Jamie Foxx’s excellent impersonation. This time the money will go towards relief for the earthquake ravaged country of Haiti. I still like the original version best but this is a true homage to the 1985 release.

If you haven’t heard it or didn’t even know about it, you should really check it out here.

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