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bella ella.

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Ella Fitzgerald, born April 25, 1917, in Newport News, Virginia.

this photo, by Annie Leibovitz, was one of Ella’s favorites.

happy birthday to Ella, the queen of jazz.

 

 ‘one chord is fine.

two chords are pushing it.

three chords and you’re into jazz.”

-lou reed

 

 

 

 

 

 

credits: photo-annie leibovitz, wemu radio

 

 

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retelling stories.

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peter bence retells toto’s story of africa in a new way

not confining himself to just the keyboard

  of this half million dollar piano

well worth a listen.

“i’m an interpreter of stories.

when I perform it’s like sitting down at my piano and telling fairy stories.

-nat king cole

a warm glow.

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musician’s outdoor snowman promo –

‘playing guitars for your warmth’

tonight at the ann arbor distilling company

“music brings a warm glow to my vision,

thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.” 

– haruki murakami , author – hard boiled wonderland and the end of the world

 

 

 

february, 2019 – ann arbor, michigan, use

see the song.

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“when it’s cold you can see the song.”

the bird appears to be sending smoke signals as it braves sub-zero temperatures in a park in the city of petrozavodsk, russia. mikhail kalinin, 34, an electric locomotive engineer spotted the chirping bird’s condensation rising up out from it’s beak with the temperature below -5 degrees celsius.

 

 

 

 

 

 

credits: Mikhail Kalinin/Solent News

 

opera.

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when dropping off donations

at the local salvation army

i was met by

friendly, happy workers

  who have struggled

 had challenges in their lives

listening to opera music

it clearly brought a lot of joy to them

 there was no way to avoid

getting taken in by the music.

“everybody is always in the middle of their own opera.”

-greta gerwig

sing.

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what a wonderful surprise

when at my salon

in the midst of the day’s music

‘say my name’ came on

 one of the stylists

began singing along

 before long

some of the staff

joined in

clients were

at least smiling if not singing

the space was filled with

song and dance and laughter

a sudden burst of happiness for no reason

the best kind

the woman cutting my hair

asked out loud

“why not?”

exactly.

“the only thing better than singing is more singing. 

-ella fitzgerald

 

 

 

image credit: john drysdale, 1978, london, england