Today’s video is a 12-minute recording made on 10/7/10 by members of the Broadway and New York theatre community who are responding to the recent tragic suicide of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, as well as other young adults and teenagers across the country, who were victims of bullying and peer ridicule.
Today’s video is a statement read by Fort Worth, TX City Councilman Joel Burns during a City Council session on 10/12/10, in response to the recent nationally-publicized suicide deaths of teenagers and young adults as a result of peer bullying. After four days in circulation on YouTube, the video has already been viewed 1.2 million times. The 13-minute video is worth watching.
Visit Joel Burns official website by clicking here.
Today’s video is a live recording of “For Good,” performed by Kristin Chenoweth, written and composed by Stephen Schwartz, from the Tony-award winning Broadway musical “Wicked.” After making its debut in San Francisco in 2003, the show moved to Broadway, where it won three Tony awards and has since become the 18th longest-running show in Broadway history.
It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime
So let me say before we part
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you
You’ll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend…”
– Excerpt from “For Good,” from Wicked, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Today’s video is a recording of Bobby Goldsboro performing his pop hit from 1974, called “Hello, Summertime.” Happy Summer from Jankenpon!
Birds and bees and all the flowers and trees, fishes on the line Girls and guys and yellow butterflies singing hello summertime
A homemade boat and a river to float nothing on our mind
Summer moon above two people in love singing hello summertime
Summertime laying back in the sun, yes summertime having summertime fun It’s a time for two just me and you and the summertime
Swing from a limb drop in for a swim, hey the water sure looks fine
Ain’t nothing wrong just floating along singing hello summertime
Summertime grins, lots of good friends we’re all feeling fine
Watch the sun go down, hear the summer sounds singing hello summertime
Summertime laying back in the sun, yes summertime having summertime fun
It’s a time for two just me and you and the summertime
This Fall, CBS reboots the classic TV drama Hawaii Five-O, which aired for 12 seasons, from 1968 to 1980. The re-imagined series stars Alex O’Loughlin as Detective Steve McGarrett, Scott Caan as Detective Danny “Danno” Williams, Daniel Dae Kim as Detective Chin Ho Kelly, Grace Park as Detective Kona Kalakaua, Jean Smart as Governor Patricia “Pat” Jamenson.
Here’s the official CBS trailer for the new show.
And here’s a video from CBS showing one of the sessions where the famous theme song for Hawaii Five-O, which was popularized by The Ventures, is being re-recorded.
Today’s video is Michael Jackson’s groundbreaking music-video, Black or White, directed by John Landis and released in 1991 on the Dangerous album. The video is a reminder of the creative genius of Michael Jackson, who passed away on May 25, 2009, at the age of 50.
Today’s video is called the Renate and Charly Dance Tour, featuring the couple dancing in front of iconic visitor attractions around the world, including Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Machu Picchu in Peru, Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar, to name just a few. The concept of this video is reminiscent of the famous series of videos, called Dancing Matt, by Matt Harding. Enjoy!
Today’s video is an appeal from the Humane Society of the United States to Sea World to consider releasing Tilikum, the 29-year old, 12,000-pound captive orca who caused the death of veteran Sea World animal trainer Dawn Brancheau on February 24, 2010. In the video, Naomi Rose, Senior Scientist for the Humane Society of the United States, recounts the story of Keiko, the orca who was made famous in the movie “Free Willy,” and released into the waters off Iceland in 1998, as an example that Sea World could consider.
Today’s video is an outrageously fun music video, called Telephone, featuring Lady Gaga, the high priestess of dance music, and Beyonce. The 9-minute video features more of Lady Gaga’s signature “over the top” costumes, as well as some very fine choreography. Within one day of its posting on YouTube, the video has been viewed over 2 million times. Enjoy!
Today’s video is another hilarious spoof from the creative minds at Saturday Night Live, featuring characters depicting Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate newcomer Scott Brown (R, Massachusetts), among others. Go SNL!
Today’s video is a nostalgic trip to Christmas in the 1970’s with a performance of “Merry Christmas, Darling,” featuring Karen Carpenter (1950-1983). The song, which was written in 1966 by Richard Carpenter to lyrics by Frank Pooler, and recorded by Karen and Richard Carpenter in 1970, has become a modern Christmas classic .
The song is available on the Carpenters Christmas Portrait CD, which is available for purchase from Amazon.com by clicking here.
Today’s video is an excerpt from the holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, the beloved animated TV special based on the comic strip Peanuts, which first aired in 1965. The Emmy- and Peabody-winning film was created by Bill Melendez, who also provided the voice for Snoopy. It’s one of my favorite films.
To order your copy of A Charlie Brown Christmas DVD (re-mastered 2008 edition) from Amazon.com, click here.
Today’s video is a clip from Meet Me in St. Louis, in which Judy Garland performs the holiday classic, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” which is ranked No. 1 on my list of Top 10 Holiday Songs.
To go to a previous post with the Top 10 List of Holiday Songs, click here.
Today’s video is a recording of Nat King Cole’s classic performance of “The Christmas Song,” which is ranked No. 2 on my List of Top 10 Holiday Songs.” To go to a previous post with the Top 10 List of Holiday Songs, click here.