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Bill's Journal (April 16, 2009): An Amazing Talent... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Bill Sandusky writes about a video a friend sent to him via his e-mail and the impact it's made on him (not to mention, the rest of the world)...
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Blayde And The Dragon Queen (A Repost) by Sandie May Angel-Joyce
font size=4> Chapter 3 Blayde and The Dragon Queen ..
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Bloodlines, Tales From the African Diaspora by JE Thompson
A Review of a book of short stories!..
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Book Signing at Columbia Mall by Janie De Coster
Meet and Greet- June 2006 My fans at Columbia Mall in South Carolina...
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Book signing event by glenise clelland
Book signing event..
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Book Signings at Dutch Square Mall by Janie De Coster
My Photo's- Me and one of my most favorite readers. Richard Seymore of The New England Patriots grandmother. What a wonderful and sweet lady...
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Brave New Publishing Works with Author, Kenny Davis by Saryta Rodriguez
Saryta Rodriguez, editor-in-chief at Brave New Publishing collaborated with Kenny Davis and Tommy Casey on book proposals that landed them a publishing deal with Phaidon Books...
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Bridging the Generation Gap by Patricia Behnke
Chasing the Howler Monkey in Panama Aids the Cause for Changing Views of Aging..
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Businesswoman by avin xd
A free day all to herself, the usually busy businesswomen finally gets a day to relax and enjoy the 24 glamorous hours...
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Busy at work on a Kawai by Shirley Kirsten
Fuji's tuner is seen tweaking a note or two on her brand new studio size piano...
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Celebrity Interview by Morgan McFinn
Our Daily Pageant reporter interviews the first known celebrity to grace the shores of Maenam Bay...
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Chamber Music: A Composer's Journal Entries: March 12-15, 2005 by Laurie Conrad
Classical Music: A Composer's Journal Entries March 12-15, 2005 by author Laurie Conrad...
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Chamber Music: Starting Work on 'Images': A Composer's Journal 2/16-19/07 by Laurie Conrad
Classical composer Laurie Conrad starts revising 'Images', for harp, flute, violin and viola...
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Read excerpt from CHAPTER 14:  Memories and Reflections of Dream Pianos CHAPTER 14: Memories and Reflections of Dream Pianos by Shirley Kirsten
Three dream pianos are recalled from the author's past. One, a Sohmer 1922 upright, attracted a fluffy feathered parakeet who gently danced upon it and did its business from time to time...
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View Photo of CHAPTER ELEVEN:  A Player Piano without a Name  Read excerpt from CHAPTER ELEVEN:  A Player Piano without a Name  CHAPTER ELEVEN: A Player Piano without a Name by Shirley Kirsten
An imposing cabinet grand piano without a name on its fall board was cherished by its parting owner...
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Read excerpt from CHAPTER FIFTEEN:  The Ghost of Fritz CHAPTER FIFTEEN: The Ghost of Fritz by Shirley Kirsten
The author is spooked that a piano she had passed over, is coming back to haunt her in another form...
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View Photo of CHAPTER  TWELVE Interlude: The Great Plate Viewing at York's Read excerpt from CHAPTER  TWELVE Interlude: The Great Plate Viewing at York's CHAPTER TWELVE Interlude: The Great Plate Viewing at York's by Shirley Kirsten
YORK brings a partially welded cast iron plate back to his house from Visalia and schedules a private viewing. (Terry Barrett, piano technician, is seen kneeling in the photo, having an intimate, prayerful moment with the tarnished frame)..
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View Photo of CHAPTER EIGHTEEN:  Untold Stories and Acknowledgments Read excerpt from CHAPTER EIGHTEEN:  Untold Stories and Acknowledgments CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: Untold Stories and Acknowledgments by Shirley Kirsten
The author adds to a growing collection of DREAM PIANO stories. In the attached photo, YORK is up to his impish pranks, lying beneath a Baldwin grand holding a twenty dollar bill. Like a deep sea diver, he's always probing the depths of pianos for hidden treasures...
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Read excerpt from CHAPTER FIVE:  A High Stakes Piano Finding Encounter! CHAPTER FIVE: A High Stakes Piano Finding Encounter! by Shirley Kirsten
A cash drop for a dream piano is made in a dubious parking lot near a neighborhood of drug dealers and pimps...
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View Photo of CHAPTER FOUR: A Dream Deferred Piano Read excerpt from CHAPTER FOUR: A Dream Deferred Piano CHAPTER FOUR: A Dream Deferred Piano by Shirley Kirsten
PHOTO: YORK managed to get a sneek peak of this Steinway 1920 grand on the auction block when he beat it to the preview before anyone else. Read about this beauty's journey through an agonizing bidding war, and the drooling bidders who pursued it...
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View Photo of CHAPTER NINE:  Me, York and our Great Piano Adventure! Read excerpt from CHAPTER NINE:  Me, York and our Great Piano Adventure! CHAPTER NINE: Me, York and our Great Piano Adventure! by Shirley Kirsten
York has star billing in this unbelievably convoluted journey! How many piano tuners dive under a grand piano in search of a buried treasure, and routinely hunt down moths and mice. If you want to laugh yourself sick, then read this!..
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View Photo of CHAPTER NINETEEN:  Lessons Learned from DREAM PIANO Read excerpt from CHAPTER NINETEEN:  Lessons Learned from DREAM PIANO CHAPTER NINETEEN: Lessons Learned from DREAM PIANO by Shirley Kirsten
The author and YORK team up to offer their DOs and DONT's for piano buyers and sellers. (SEE Photo: Don't let your piano end up like this--as a bare bones skeleton of itself!) Rebecca McGregor ("Shattered Dreams")is pictured at the memorial for her Proksch 1900 grand along with her husband, YORK, ..
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View Photo of CHAPTER ONE: J. Fritz, 1870's Viennese beauty Read excerpt from CHAPTER ONE: J. Fritz, 1870's Viennese beauty CHAPTER ONE: J. Fritz, 1870's Viennese beauty by Shirley Kirsten
An ornate Viennese grand piano turns up at a Cancer Society thrift store and recaptures the musical glory of the Romantic period...
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View Photo of CHAPTER SIX:  Getting Cato a Killer Keyboard! Read excerpt from CHAPTER SIX:  Getting Cato a Killer Keyboard! CHAPTER SIX: Getting Cato a Killer Keyboard! by Shirley Kirsten
The author bumps into "Cato," an African American boxing trainer for the USA Olympic team, at the Guitar Center where he's searching for a "killer" digital piano! In part two of this chapter, the author puts up with all kinds of nonsense when she takes her digital to a gig at the local ar..
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View Photo of CHAPTER TEN: Samick, York, Tofuji, and me! Read excerpt from CHAPTER TEN: Samick, York, Tofuji, and me! CHAPTER TEN: Samick, York, Tofuji, and me! by Shirley Kirsten
See photo of "Fuji" (poised at the author's Steinway) who is still hoping to find her Dream Piano. A motivated adult piano student, she currently plays a Costco purchased digital that is no boon to her diligent practicing. Meanwhile, the author and YORK continue their mad pursuit of used p..
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charlie sheen the saga continues by RICHARD SATTANNI
charlie sheen exposed charlie sheen exposedhe ..
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Charlotte Behrens by Linda Alexander
Charlotte Behrens really lived. She was an up-&-coming stage actress in the late 1800s when she died under mysterious circumstances. This story tells of how, in the year 2002, I came to "know" Charlotte Behrens, the anti-Victorian Victorian actress. Copyright 2003, Linda Alexander. No reprints or us..
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Choral Music: A Composer's Journal Entries February 27-28, 2005 by Laurie Conrad
Music for Choir and Orchestra: A Composer's Journal Entries February 27-28, 2005 by musician Laurie Conrad...
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Christmas At Willies by Paul Mc Cann
Christmas on a hard road ..
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Classical Harp Music: Nine Visions for Flute and Harp: A Composer's Journal Entry January 18, 2005 by Laurie Conrad
Classical American composer Laurie Conrad's musical Journal Entry for January 18, 2005. Some of her honors include "Who's Who in American Music" and "Who's Who in America"...
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Classical Music: A Composer's Journal December 29 & 30, 2004 by Laurie Conrad
20th century composers: Journal Entry by composer Laurie Conrad...
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Classical music: A Composer's Journal January 12 & 13, 2005 by Laurie Conrad
"A Composer's Journal" Entries January 12 & 13, 2005 by Laurie Conrad. Ms. Conrad is a composer & pianist living in Ithaca, NY. Her honors include Who's Who in American Music, The International Who's Who in Music and Who's Who in America...
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Classical Music: A Composer's Journal: Entry February 18, 2005 by Laurie Conrad
Modern Composer Laurie Conrad's "A Composer's Journal": Entry February 18, 2005. Laurie Conrad is a pianist and composer living in Ithaca, New York...
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Colour blind artist by Approximately Naive
This is the first of a series of paintings I'm displaying here at AD..
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Composing Music: A Composer's Journal Entries: January 13-16, 2006 by Laurie Conrad
A Composer's Journal Entries by composer and pianist Laurie Conrad...
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Contemporary Music: A Composer's Journal Entries: January 2-5, 2007 by Laurie Conrad
A Composer's Journal by Laurie Conrad...
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Contemporary Music: A Composer's Journal Entry December 16, 2004 by Laurie Conrad
Modern composer Laurie conrad lives in Ithaca, NY. Cds of her works are now available at www.figarobooks.com. Some of her honors include Who's Who in American Music, The International Who's Who in Music & Who's Who in America...
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Continuing Work on the New Book 'Visits With Angels' by Laurie Conrad
A Mystic’s Journal Entries: February 9 - 25, 2010...
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Conversations Book Club featured in Nationwide interivew by Free Flow
Mississippi book club is gaining national attention for its interactive approach in bringing authors and book lovers together...
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Correcting Scores and Parts: A Composer’s Journal Entries: Oct 12, 2008 by Laurie Conrad
Correcting Scores and Parts: A Composer’s Journal Entries: October 12- 27, 2008 by Laurie Conrad...
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Costum Textile Project by beata szechy
Beata Szechy Costume Textile Project exhibition at Ferencvarosi Gallery IX. Mester u. 5. Budapest, Hungary..
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Could Bigfoot Simply be a Hairy Human? by Linda Newton Perry
November 2, "A Matter of Time", newspaper column by Linda Newton-Perry..
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Creating Classical Music: A Composer's Journal by Laurie Conrad
The composer continues sketching out the music to the chamber cycle "Unsung Songs: Songs of the Earth" for piano, flute, violin, viola and cello, to poems written by William Hurley. A Composer's Journal: August 6-9, 2012...
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Cycle for Harp, Flute, Violin and Viola: Images; A Composer’s Journal by Laurie Conrad
Music for Harp and Flute: A Composer's Journal Entries February 21 - March 23, 2008 by Laurie Conrad...
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Dads Blessings by onyedikachi okolo
A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer's showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted. As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father ha..
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Dance is Something to Write About by David Arthur Walters
Great writer's work trashed by potential patron. V. NO HARD FEELINGS..
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DBP News by Nathaniel Daley
This is the place to find the latest News on today's events..
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Dear Mr. Grisham by Tom Gumbert
Posted as Random Thoughts on my website, this is an open letter to John Grisham...
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Dinner at the 'Corporate Club' by Marcus Dino
A place to catch up on my sleep..
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Dinner with Kate Millett and Myra Kovary: A Composer's Journal by Laurie Conrad
Dinner with Kate Millett and Myra Kovary: A composer's Journal Entry December 16-20, 2005 by classical composer Laurie Conrad...
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