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When Size Matters!

On 3rd June I wrote about my freezer meltdown and all the food that was wasted. It took just over a month for me to get a replacement, hampered by my eldest’s 23rd birthday, our upcoming family holiday plus mine and my youngest’s upcoming birthdays but I couldn’t go much longer without replacing the freezer as coping with one working drawer was more than difficult I must confess especially as it was full of veg that had stayed frozen when it broke down. 378 more words


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How To Impress Publishers With A Huge Following

Last time, we saw that an aspiring author needs a big Following to get the attention of a publisher. 327 more words

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July 7 Cecilia Coleman Big Band


Long known as an inventive pianist and a skilled composer, Cecilia Coleman also became a significant big band leader. The 18-piece Cecilia Coleman Big Band, which includes six saxophonists including a soprano player, has a regular gig at the Garage in Greenwich Village. 38 more words

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July 14 Awakening Orchestra


Although it’s right there in the name, it’s not entirely clear whether composer/leader Kyle Saulnier’s Awakening Orchestra is in fact an orchestra, a big band or something entirely and wildly different. 117 more words

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July 21 Neal Kirkwood Big Band


Pianist and composer Neal Kirkwood has a diverse background in jazz, classical and theater. Some recent compositions include “5 Choruses from Mexico City Blues”, set to Jack Kerouac’s poems, written for jazz chorus and big band, and “Ruminations”, settings of Rumi for chorus and jazz quartet. 59 more words

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July 28 David White Jazz orchestra


“The David White Jazz Orchestra bridges the gap between old school big band and the more colorful voicings of a Gil Evans. White takes a hybrid and then builds another layer of rhythmic flavor and percussive pop which are indicative of his own unique vision for where this often overlooked format may be heading. 98 more words

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Reason #75 To Love Nina Dobrev

Reason #75 To Love Nina Dobrev: She Thinks Size Doesn’t Matter

Gentlemen, now that I got your attention, please read on.

It’s true, she said it herself! 121 more words

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