Merry Christmas


Merry christmas to all. Wishing you the best .

Voici une vidĂ©o  reprise de  “last christmas”  des wham

Version libanaise interprétée par Maritta Hallani

 

 

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Une JournĂ©e sur la “grand place” de Bruxelles


Nous avons décidé de passer la journée à Bruxelles, en cette période de décoration de Noël.

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Partant de Paris, le trajet facile voire un peu monotone pour le conducteur de la voiture.

En fait, nous avons l’habitude de prendre la route vers Bruxelles presque 4 ou 5 fois par mois. Route directe…longue… Autoroute A1 / E19… Enfin…

Arrivés à Bruxelles, heureusement que le GPS est en action..

Depuis  des annĂ©es, que nous allons passer des jours voire des semaines Ă  Bruxelles; La capitale europĂ©enne est toujours… Mais vraiment “toujours” en chantier… Des routes bloquĂ©es, des dĂ©viations de route… On s’y perd…Pourtant, depuis le temps, nous devrions y ĂȘtre habituĂ©s. Surtout les tramways qui passent entre les voitures au niveau des croisements.

Cependant, nous aimons cette ville. (aussi bien que la Belgique dans son ensemble ) , au delĂ  de ces chantiers , cette ville est “jeune”. Elle respire l’ouverture europĂ©enne et surtout la vie simple sans chichi, sans complexe.

En france, nous avons divers complexes. A commencer par les scandales et cris horrifiés si une ville envisage  installer une petite crÚche de Noël , pour les quelques jours durant cette célébration.

Nous entendons toutes sortes d’insultes et attaques  pretextant que c’est “anti laĂŻque”. Alors qu’en Belgique, ils assument leur histoire, leur croyances ( ou non ) : La crĂšche de NoĂ«l ,  GEANTE est installĂ©e en plein centre de la “grand place” royale de Bruxelles.

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Eh oui… Nous aimons la joie, le bonheur, le sourire et l’intelligence de nos amis belges.

La belgique a Ă©tĂ© choisie cette annĂ©e, nous aurions pu opter pour la hollande ou l’allemagne. L’ambiance est aussi joyeuse et heureuse dans ces pays, durant les fĂȘtes de NoĂ«l et de fin d’annĂ©e en gĂ©nĂ©ral.

 

 

En france, actuellement, c’est plutĂŽt la galĂšre entre grĂšves, blocages et arrĂȘts des transports publics (ni trains, ni mĂ©tros), le pays est paralysĂ© en pleine pĂ©riode de fĂȘtes.

Il faut reconnaitre ses défauts , ses qualités aussi mais aussi les qualités des autres voisins.

Notre Ă©quipe s’est dĂ©placĂ©e entre la grand place oĂč nous avons pu admirer la crĂšche de NoĂ«l.

Nous avons revu notre ami le “manneken pis”  aussi bien que son alter Ă©go fĂ©minin “jeanneken pis“.

 

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Pour l’histoire du personnage en question ( le manneken pis ) : Nous prĂ©fĂ©rons vous remettre le lien wikipĂ©dia pour relation tout de A Ă  Z.

Ce qui est certain: Ce petit personnage, cette statue de petite taille est le centre d’intĂ©rĂȘt de tous les touristes, des belges… Du monde entier.

Il est inconcevable qu’un touriste passe par Bruxelles sans passer voir ce petit bonhomme.

Le plus sympathique : Il est habillĂ© en pĂ©riode hivernale ( il faut bien qu’il se protĂšge du froid )  🙂  Alors qu’en pĂ©riode d’Ă©tĂ© / printemps, il est nu comme un vers. Evidemment, dans les 2 cas, ce petit fait pipi “non stop”.

Nous vous avons choisi quelques photos prises par nos Ă©quipes (sauf pour le manneken pis : sources google )

 

 

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Pour nous mettre dans l’ambiance de NoĂ«l

Quelques photos et une vidéo

En pensant aux plus faibles , les plus démunis et  les personnes isolées et/ou Agées.

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SOPHIA LOREN ( English/ French/ Italian)


Dans le cadre des articles que nous Ă©crivons ou retranscrivons Ă  partir de sources connues ( comme Wikipedia ), nous avons choisi de reprendre la carriĂšre artistique et la vie d’une actrice, d’une star italienne qui a crevĂ© les Ă©crans de Hollywood les annĂ©es 50 60 et au delĂ … SOPHIA LOREN

Une actrice italienne qui parle aussi bien la langue anglaise/ américaine que la langue française.

La beautĂ©, le talent artistique n’a jamais empĂȘchĂ© qu’elle ait aussi une culture, Ă©ducation et richesse linguistique.

La vie de Sophia Loren , des photos, des vidéos ( en langue italienne, Anglaise et interviews en langue Française ) plus bas dans cet article.

Sachez que vous pouvez traduire aussi bien le site , que les articles via les applications et boutons sur notre site, pour un meilleur confort de lecture
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As part of articles we write or retranscribe from known sources (as Wikipedia), we chose to “talke” about  the artistic career and the life of an actress, an Italian star , a Hollywood star also of the 50s, 60s and 70s . Still star today and a Hollywood Icon

An Italian actress who speaks English and American as well as French.

The beauty mixed to the artistic talent added to her culture, education and linguistic skills.

The life of Sophia Loren, photos, videos (in Italian, English and French language interviews) further down in this article.

To precise :  that you can translate the website as well as  the articles via the applications and buttons on our website, for a better  comfort in the language you prefer.


 

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Sofia Villani Scicolone born 20 September 1934), known professionally as Sophia Loren is an Italian film actress and singer. She is one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

 

Encouraged to enroll in acting lessons after entering a beauty pageant, Loren began her film career at age 16 in 1950. She appeared in several bit parts and minor roles in the early part of the decade, until her five-picture contract with Paramount in 1956 launched her international career. Notable film appearances around this time include The Pride and the Passion, Houseboat, and It Started in Naples.

 

Her talents as an actress were not recognized until her performance as Cesira in Vittorio De Sica’s Two Women (1961); Loren’s performance earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress, making her the first thespian to win an Oscar for a foreign-language performance.

She holds the record for having earned six David di Donatello Awards for Best Actress: Two Women; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963); Marriage Italian Style (1964) (for which she was nominated for a second Oscar); Sunflower (1970); The Voyage (1974); and A Special Day (1977).

After starting a family in the early 1970s, Loren chose to make only occasional film appearances. Most recently, she has appeared in American films such as Grumpier Old Men (1995) and Nine (2009).

 

Aside from the Academy Award, she has won a Grammy Award, five special Golden Globes (including the Cecil B. DeMille Award), a BAFTA Award, a Laurel Award, the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival, the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival and the Honorary Academy Award in 1991.

In 1995, she received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievements, one of many such awards. In 1999, Loren was named by the American Film Institute the 21st greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema, and she is currently the only living actress on the list.

Sofia Villani Scicolone was born on 20 September 1934 in the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy,  the daughter of Romilda Villani (1910–1991) and Riccardo Scicolone, a construction engineer of noble descent (Loren wrote in her autobiography that she is entitled to call herself the Marquess of Licata Scicolone Murillo).

Loren’s father Riccardo Scicolone refused to marry Villani,  leaving the piano teacher and aspiring actress without financial support. Loren met with her father three times, at age five, age seventeen and in 1976 at his deathbed, citing that she forgave him but had never forgotten the abandonment of her mother.

Loren’s parents had another child together, her sister Maria, in 1938. Loren has two younger paternal half-brothers, Giuliano and Giuseppe. Romilda, Sofia, and Maria lived with Loren’s grandmother in Pozzuoli, near Naples.

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During the Second World War, the harbour and munitions plant in Pozzuoli was a frequent bombing target of the Allies. During one raid, as Loren ran to the shelter, she was struck by shrapnel and wounded in the chin. After that, the family moved to Naples, where they were taken in by distant relatives.

After the war, Loren and her family returned to Pozzuoli. Loren’s grandmother Luisa opened a pub in their living room, selling homemade cherry liquor. Romilda Villani played the piano, Maria sang, and Loren waited on tables and washed dishes. The place was popular with the American GIs stationed nearby.

At age 15, Loren as Sofia Lazzaro entered the Miss Italia 1950 beauty pageant and was assigned as Candidate #2, being one to the four sharing contestants representing the Lazio region.

She was selected as one of the last three finalists and won the title of “Miss Elegance 1950” , while Liliana Cardinale won the title of “Miss Cinema” and Anna Maria Bugliari won the grand title of Miss Italia. She returned in 2001 as president of the jury for the 61st edition of the pageant. In 2010, Loren crowned the 71st Miss Italia pageant winner.

 

1951–1953 as Sofia Scicolone, and as Sofia Lazzaro

At age 17, as Sofia Lazzaro, she enrolled in acting class and was selected as an uncredited extra in Mervyn LeRoy’s 1951 film Quo Vadis (1951), filmed when she was 17 years old.

 

That same year, she appeared in Italian film Era lui… sĂŹ! sĂŹ!, where she played an odalisque, and was credited as Sofia Lazzaro. She appeared in several bit parts and minor roles in the early part of the decade, including the La Favorita (1952).

 

1953–1970 as Sophia Loren

Carlo Ponti changed her name and public image to appeal to a wider audience as Sophia Loren, being a twist on the name of the Swedish actress MÀrta Torén and suggested by Goffredo Lombardo. Her first starring role was in Aida (1953), for which she received critical acclaim.

After playing the lead role in Two Nights with Cleopatra (1953), her breakthrough role was in The Gold of Naples (1954), directed by Vittorio De Sica. Too Bad She’s Bad, also released in 1954, and (La Bella Mugnaia) (1955) became the first of many films in which Loren co-starred with Marcello Mastroianni.

Over the next three years, she acted in many films, including Scandal in Sorrento, Lucky to Be a Woman, Boy on a Dolphin, Legend of the Lost and The Pride and the Passion.

 

Loren became an international film star following her five-picture contract with Paramount Pictures in 1958.

Among her films at this time were Desire Under the Elms with Anthony Perkins, based upon the Eugene O’Neill play; Houseboat, a romantic comedy co-starring Cary Grant; and George Cukor’s Heller in Pink Tights, in which she appeared as a blonde for the first time.

 

In 1960, she starred in Vittorio De Sica’s Two Women, a stark, gritty story of a mother who is trying to protect her 12-year-old daughter in war-torn Italy.

The two end up gang-raped inside a church as they travel back to their home city following cessation of bombings there.

Originally cast as the daughter, Loren fought against type and was eventually cast as the mother (actress Eleonora Brown would portray the daughter). Loren’s performance earned her many awards, including the Cannes Film Festival’s best performance prize, and an Academy Award for Best Actress, the first major Academy Award for a non-English-language performance or to an Italian actress.

She won 22 international awards for Two Women. The film was extremely well received by critics and a huge commercial success.

Though proud of this accomplishment, Loren did not show up to this award, citing fear of fainting at the award ceremony.

Nevertheless, Cary Grant telephoned her in Rome the next day to inform her of the Oscar award.[citation needed]

 

During the 1960s, Loren was one of the most popular actresses in the world, and continued to make films in the United States and Europe, starring with prominent leading men. In 1964, her career reached its pinnacle when she received $1 million to appear in The Fall of the Roman Empire.

In 1965, she received a second Academy Award nomination for her performance in Marriage Italian-Style.

 

Drawing of Loren by Nicholas Volpe after she won an Oscar for Two Women (1961)

Among Loren’s best-known films of this period are Samuel Bronston’s epic production of El Cid (1961) with Charlton Heston, The Millionairess (1960) with Peter Sellers,

It Started in Naples (1960) with Clark Gable, Vittorio De Sica’s triptych Yesterday,

Today and Tomorrow (1963) with Marcello Mastroianni,

Peter Ustinov’s Lady L (1965) with Paul Newman,

the 1966 classic Arabesque with Gregory Peck, and Charlie Chaplin’s final film

, A Countess from Hong Kong (1967) with Marlon Brando.

Loren received four Golden Globe Awards between 1964 and 1977 as “World Film Favorite – Female”

1970–1988

Loren worked less after becoming a mother. During the next decade, most of her roles were in Italian features.

During the 1970s, she was paired with Richard Burton in the last De Sica-directed film, The Voyage (1974), and a remake of the film Brief Encounter (1974).

The film had its premiere on US television on 12 November 1974 as part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame series on NBC. In 1976, she starred in The Cassandra Crossing.

It fared extremely well internationally, and was a respectable box office success in US market.

She co-starred with Marcello Mastroianni in Ettore Scola’s A Special Day (1977). This movie was nominated for 11 international awards such as two Oscars (best actor in leading role, best foreign picture).

It won a Golden Globe Award and a CĂ©sar Award for best foreign movie. Loren’s performance was awarded with a David di Donatello Award, the seventh in her career. The movie was extremely well received by American reviewers and became a box office hit.

Following this success, Loren starred in an American thriller Brass Target.

This movie received mixed reviews, although it was moderately successful in the United States and internationally.

In 1978, she won her fourth Golden Globe for “world film favorite”.

Other movies of this decade were Academy award nominee Sunflower (1970), which was a critical success, and Arthur Hiller’s Man of La Mancha (1972), which was a critical and commercial failure despite being nominated for several awards, including two Golden Globes. O’Toole and James Coco were nominated for two NBR awards, in addition the NBR listed Man of La Mancha in its best ten pictures of 1972 list.

In 1980, after the international success of the biography Sophia Loren: Living and Loving, Her Own Story by A. Hotchner, Loren portrayed herself and her mother in a made-for-television biopic adaptation of her autobiography, Sophia Loren: Her Own Story. Ritza Brown and Chiara Ferrari each portrayed the younger Loren.

In 1981, she became the first female celebrity to launch her own perfume, ‘Sophia’, and a brand of eyewear soon followed.

In 1982, while in Italy, she made headlines after serving an 18-day prison sentence on tax evasion charges – a fact that failed to hamper her popularity or career.

In fact, Bill Moore, then employed at Pickle Packers International advertising department, sent her a pink pickle-shaped trophy for being “the prettiest lady in the prettiest pickle”. In 2013, the supreme court of Italy cleared her of the charges.

She acted infrequently during the 1980s and in 1981 turned down the role of Alexis Carrington in the television series Dynasty.

Although she was set to star in 13 episodes of CBS’s Falcon Crest in 1984 as Angela Channing’s half-sister Francesca Gioberti, negotiations fell through at the last moment and the role went to Gina Lollobrigida instead. Loren preferred devoting more time to raising her sons.

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Later career

In 1991, Loren received the Academy Honorary Award for her contributions to world cinema and was declared “one of the world cinema’s treasures”. In 1995, she received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award.

She presented Federico Fellini with his honorary Oscar in April 1993. In 2009, Loren stated on Larry King Live that Fellini had planned to direct her in a film shortly before his death in 1993.

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Loren was selective about choosing her films and ventured into various areas of business, including cookbooks, eyewear, jewelry, and perfume.

She received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in Robert Altman’s film Ready to Wear (1994), co-starring Julia Roberts.

In 1994, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California Walk of Stars was dedicated to her.

In Grumpier Old Men (1995), Loren played a femme fatale opposite Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, and Ann-Margret.

The film was a box-office success and became Loren’s biggest US hit in years.

At the 20th Moscow International Film Festival in 1997, she was awarded an Honorable Prize for contribution to cinema. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Loren among the greatest female stars of Golden Age of Hollywood cinema.

In 2001, Loren received a Special Grand Prix of the Americas Award at the Montreal World Film Festival for her body of work.She filmed two projects in Canada during this time: the independent film Between Strangers (2002), directed by her son Edoardo and co-starring Mira Sorvino, and the television miniseries Lives of the Saints (2004).

In 2009, after five years off the set and 14 years since she starred in a prominent US theatrical film, Loren starred in Rob Marshall’s film version of Nine, based on the Broadway musical that tells the story of a director whose midlife crisis causes him to struggle to complete his latest film;

he is forced to balance the influences of numerous formative women in his life, including his deceased mother. Loren was Marshall’s first and only choice for the role.

The film also stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Penélope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Marion Cotillard, and Nicole Kidman. As a part of the cast, she received her first nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award.

In 2010, Loren played her own mother in a two-part Italian television miniseries about her early life, directed by Vittorio Sindoni with Margareth MadÚ as Loren, entitled La Mia Casa È Piena di Specchi , based on the memoir by her sister Maria.

In July 2013, Loren made her film comeback in an Italian adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s 1930 play The Human Voice (La Voce Umana), which charts the breakdown of a woman who is left by her lover – with her youngest son, Edoardo Ponti, as director.

Filming took under a month during July in various locations in Italy, including Rome and Naples. It was Loren’s first significant feature film since Nine.

Loren received a star on 16 November 2017, at Almeria Walk of Fame due to his intervention in Bianco, rosso e…. She received the AlmerĂ­a Tierra de Cine award.

In September 1999, Loren filed a lawsuit against 79 adult websites for posting altered nude photos of her on the internet.

Loren is a Roman Catholic. Her primary residence has been in Geneva, Switzerland, since late 2006. She also owns homes in Naples and Rome.

Loren is an ardent fan of the football club S.S.C. Napoli. In May 2007, when the team was third in Serie B, she (then age 72) told the Gazzetta dello Sport that she would do a striptease if the team won.

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Affair with Cary Grant

Loren and Cary Grant co-starred in Houseboat (1958). Grant’s wife Betsy Drake wrote the original script, and Grant originally intended that she would star with him.

After he began an affair with Loren while filming The Pride and the Passion (1957), Grant arranged for Loren to take Drake’s place with a rewritten script for which Drake did not receive credit.

The affair ended in bitterness before The Pride and the Passion’s filming ended, causing problems on the Houseboat set.

Grant hoped to resume the relationship, but Loren agreed to marry Carlo Ponti, instead.

Marriage and family

Loren first met Ponti in 1950, when she was 16 and he was 37.

Though Ponti had been long separated from his first wife, Giuliana, he was not legally divorced when Loren married him by proxy (two male lawyers stood in for them) in Mexico on 17 September 1957.

The couple had their marriage annulled in 1962 to escape bigamy charges, but continued to live together.

In 1965, they became French citizens after their application was approved by then French President Georges Pompidou. Ponti then obtained a divorce from Giuliana in France, allowing him to marry Loren on 9 April 1966.

They had two children, Carlo Ponti Jr., born on 29 December 1968, and Edoardo Ponti, born on 6 January 1973.Loren’s daughters-in-law are Sasha Alexander and Andrea Meszaros. Loren has four grandchildren. Loren remained married to Carlo Ponti until his death on 10 January 2007 of pulmonary complications.

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In 1962, Loren’s sister Maria married the youngest son of Benito Mussolini, Romano, with whom she had two daughters, Alessandra, a national conservative Italian politician, and Elisabetta.

 

young and adult…Jeunes et adultes


Voici une sĂ©rie de photos ( sources Ardegelink ) d’actrices and acteurs jeunes et moins jeunes, cĂŽte Ă  cĂŽte

 

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Remember Aunt Clara ?? Bewitched?


Marion Lorne (August 12, 1883 – May 9, 1968) was an American actress of stage, film, and television. After a career in theatre in New York and London, Lorne made her first film in 1951, and for the remainder of her life, played small roles in films and television.

Her recurring role, between 1964 and her death in 1968, as Aunt Clara in the comedy series, Bewitched (1964–1972) brought her widespread recognition, and for which she was posthumously awarded an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.  

She was born Marion Lorne MacDougall in West Pittston, Pennsylvania, a small mining town halfway between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, of Scottish and English immigrant parents.  While her year of birth is listed as 1885 on her tombstone, it was usually listed as 1888 when she was alive and the Social Security Death Index lists it as 1883. She studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.

Career Lorne debuted on Broadway in 1905; she also acted in London theaters, enjoying a flourishing stage career on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

In London she had her own theater, the Whitehall, where she had top billing in plays written by Walter Hackett, her husband. None of her productions at the Whitehall had runs shorter than 125 nights.

After appearing in a couple of Vitaphone shorts, including Success (1931) starring Jack Haley, she made her feature film debut in her late 60s in Strangers on a Train (1951), directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

The role was typical of the befuddled, nervous, and somewhat aristocratic matrons that she usually portrayed.

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From 1952-55, Lorne was seen as perpetually confused junior high school English teacher Mrs. Gurney on Mr. Peepers. From 1957–58, she co-starred with Joan Caulfield in the NBC sitcom Sally in the role of an elderly widow who happens to be the co-owner of a department store. Although afraid of live television, declaring “I’m a coward when it comes to a live [television] show”,  she was persuaded to appear a few times to promote the film The Girl Rush with Rosalind Russell in the mid-1950s.

Between 1958–64, she made regular appearances on The Garry Moore Show (1958–64). Her last role, as Aunt Clara in Bewitched, brought Lorne her widest fame as a lovable, forgetful witch who is losing her powers due to old age and whose spells usually end in disaster. Aunt Clara is obsessed with doorknobs, often bringing her collection with her on visits.

Lorne had an extensive collection of doorknobs in real life, some of which she used as props in the series.[8] Death She appeared in twenty-seven episodes of Bewitched, and was not replaced after she died of a heart attack in her Manhattan apartment, just prior to the start of production of the show’s fifth season, at the age of 84 on May 9, 1968. Lorne is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery in Greenburgh, New York.

Posthumous The producers of Bewitched recognized that Lorne’s performance as Aunt Clara could not be replicated by another actress.  Comedic actress Alice Ghostley was recruited to fill the gap as “Esmeralda”, a different type of befuddled witch with wobbly magic whose spells often went astray.

Coincidentally, Lorne and Ghostley had appeared side-by-side as partygoers in the iconic comedy-drama film The Graduate , made the year before Lorne’s death.  She received a posthumous Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Bewitched. The statue was accepted by Bewitched star Elizabeth Montgomery. Personal life She was married to playwright Walter Hackett, who died in 1944. WIKIPEDIA  SOURCES  Personal life She was married to playwright Walter Hackett, who died in 1944.

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Six-String Soldiers is a four-member acoustic group performing Americana, folk, bluegrass, and Irish music in an informal setting.

The group brings its signature style to the smallest, most intimate venues, the busiest public places, street festivals, and music festivals across the United States.

With its focus on audience interaction and sharing its members’ stories and experiences as American Soldiers, Six-String Soldiers offers one of the most personal musical experiences found in the United States Army.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE STATLER BROTHERS


The Statler Brothers (sometimes referred to in country music circles as simply The Statlers) were an American country music, gospel, and vocal group. The quartet was founded in 1955 and began their career backing Johnny Cash.

 

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Originally performing gospel music at local churches, the group billed themselves as The Four Star Quartet, and later The Kingsmen.

In 1963, when the song “Louie, Louie” by the garage rock band also called The Kingsmen became famous, the group elected to bill themselves as The Statler Brothers. Despite the name, only two members of the group (Don and Harold Reid) are actual brothers and none have the surname of Statler.

 

The band, in fact, named themselves after a brand of facial tissue they had noticed in a hotel room (they joked that they could have turned out to be the Kleenex Brothers).

Don Reid sang lead; Harold Reid, Don’s older brother, sang bass; Phil Balsley sang baritone; and Lew DeWitt sang tenor and was the guitarist of the Statlers before being replaced by Jimmy Fortune in 1983 due to DeWitt’s ill health.

DeWitt died on August 15, 1990, of heart and kidney disease, stemming from complications of Crohn’s disease.

The band’s style was closely linked to their gospel roots. “We took gospel harmonies,” said Harold Reid, “and put them over in country music.”

The group remained closely tied to their gospel roots, with a majority of their records containing at least one gospel song. They produced several albums containing only gospel music and recorded a tribute song to the Blackwood Brothers, who influenced their music. The Statler Brothers also wrote a tribute song to Johnny Cash, who discovered them. The song was called “We Got Paid by Cash”, and it reminisces about their time with Cash.

Very early on in the group’s history, before the group named themselves “The Statler Brothers,” Joe McDorman was their original lead singer.

The Statler Brothers started their career at a performance at Lyndhurst Methodist Church near their hometown of Staunton.

In 1964, they started to become Johnny Cash’s backing vocal for an 8 1⁄2-year run as his opening act.

This period of their career was memorialized in their song “We Got Paid by Cash”. They were featured regularly on Cash’s hit show The Johnny Cash Show on ABC. The show ran from 1969-1971. Due to their expanding career the Statlers left Cash’s entourage around the mid 1970s to pursue their own careers. They left Cash on good terms.

Two of their best-known songs are “Flowers on the Wall”, their first major hit that was composed and written by Lew DeWitt, and the socially conscious “Bed of Rose’s”. In the 1980s, the Statlers were a mainstay on The Nashville Network (TNN), where their videos were shown regularly. Also on TNN, between 1991 and 1998, they hosted their own show, The Statler Brothers Show, a weekly variety show which was the channel’s top-rated program for its entire run.

Their songs have been featured on several film soundtracks. These range from “Charlotte’s Web” in Smokey and the Bandit II, to “Flowers on the Wall” in the crime dramedy Pulp Fiction.

Throughout their career, much of their appeal was related to their incorporation of comedy and parody into their musical act, thanks in large part to the humorous talent of group member Harold Reid; they were frequently nominated for awards for their comedy as well as their singing. They recorded two comedy albums as Lester “Roadhog” Moran and the Cadillac Cowboys, and one-half of one side of the album Country Music Then and Now was devoted to satirizing small-town radio stations’ Saturday morning shows.

They earned the number one spot on the Billboard chart four times: for “Do You Know You Are My Sunshine?” in 1978; “Elizabeth” in 1984; and in 1985, “My Only Love” and “Too Much on My Heart”.

 

Since forming, the Statler Brothers have released over 40 albums.

The Statler Brothers purchased and renovated their former elementary school in Staunton, and occupied the complex for several years.

The complex consisted of offices for the group, a small museum and auditorium, as well as an adjacent building which served as office space for unrelated businesses. A garage was built to store the two tour buses that the group had used for many years. The group has since sold the building which has been converted back into a school.[citation needed]

In 1970, the group began performing at an annual Independence Day festival in Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton. The event, known as “Happy Birthday USA”, lasted for 25 years and included many country music figures including Mel Tillis, Charley Pride and many others. The event drew as many as 100,000 fans each year. The group also honored their hometown with the song “Staunton, Virginia” on their 1973 album Do You Love Me Tonight.

 

 

Retirement

The group disbanded and retired after completing a farewell tour on October 26, 2002. Balsley and the Reid brothers continue to reside in Staunton, while Fortune relocated to Nashville, where he is continuing his music career as a solo artist. He has released three albums as a soloist. The Statlers continue to be one of the most awarded acts in the history of country music.

Since the Statlers’ retirement in 2002, Don Reid has pursued a second career as an author. He authored or co-authored three books: Heroes and Outlaws of the Bible, Sunday Morning Memories, and You’ll Know It’s Christmas When…. He and brother Harold co-wrote a history of the Statler Brothers titled Random Memories released in February 2008.

Grandstaff/Wilson Fairchild

Wil and Langdon Reid, the sons of Harold and Don respectively, formed a duo in the 1990s, originally performing under the name Grandstaff. In 2007, Grandstaff recorded “The Statler Brothers Song”, a tribute song to the Statler Brothers.

In an interview on Nashville’s WSM (AM) on March 25, 2010, Wil Reid said that they decided to change their name to Wilson Fairchild after many people got the name “Grandstaff” wrong during introductions. The name comes from “Wilson”, Wil’s middle name, and “Fairchild”, Langdon’s middle name.

 

FRENCH VERSION

Les Statler Brothers sont un groupe de musique country amĂ©ricain qui s’est formĂ© en 1955 dans la ville de Staunton en Virginie.

Originellement chanteurs de gospel dans les églises de leur état, les membres du groupe se sont ensuite attribué le surnom de « Four Stars » (Quatre étoiles) puis de Kingsmen.

Mais étant donné que le groupe The Kingsmen portait déjà ce nom, le groupe prit finalement le nom de Statler Brothers.

Le groupe avoua par la suite avoir pris ce nom en rĂ©fĂ©rence Ă  une marque de mouchoirs. En plaisantant, ils expliquĂšrent mĂȘme qu’ils auraient tout aussi bien pu s’appeler les Kleenex Brothers.

Le groupe se compose bel et bien de deux frĂšres, Don Reid (soliste) et Harold Reid (basse).

Les deux autres membres sont le baryton Phil Balsley et le tenor Jimmy Fortune, qui a remplacĂ© Lew DeWitt, l’un des fondateurs du groupe, lorsqu’il prit sa retraite, en 1982, afin de soigner la Maladie de Crohn, dont il souffrait depuis son adolescence, et dont les complications provoquĂšrent son dĂ©cĂšs en 1990.

Le style musical du groupe est resté tout au long de sa carriÚre trÚs proche de ses racines de gospel. Ainsi, Harold Reid expliqua que le groupe utilisa « les mélodies du gospel pour les transposer dans la musique country ».

 

Ainsi, la plupart des albums proposent des titres issus du gospel. Certains albums reposaient mĂȘme intĂ©gralement sur du gospel.

Les chansons des Statler Brothers sont apparues dans de nombreuses bandes originales de films ou de jeux vidéo. Ainsi, la chanson Flowers on the wall apparaßt dans Pulp Fiction de Quentin Tarantino, et les chansons Bed of Roses et New York City apparaissent dans le jeu vidéo Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, sur la station K-Rose.

La carriĂšre du groupe a durĂ© 47 ans, depuis 1955 jusqu’en 2002, oĂč Don Reid, Harold Reid et Phil Balsley ont annoncĂ© leur retraite au cours d’une tournĂ©e d’adieu. Jimmy Fortune (en) continue depuis sa carriĂšre en solo.

La carriĂšre du groupe a dĂ©butĂ© dans la Lynhurst Methodist Church situĂ©e dans leur ville d’origine, Staunton.

En 1963 débuta une série de huit années de premiÚres parties dans les concerts de Johnny Cash. Cette premiÚre partie de carriÚre fut immortalisée dans leur chanson We were paid by cash (littéralement Nous étions payés cash).

Deux de leurs chansons les plus cĂ©lĂšbres sont Flowers on the wall, leur premier gros titre, et Bed of Roses qui firent tous deux l’objet d’un album portant le mĂȘme nom.

Dans les annĂ©es 1980, les Statlers comptĂšrent parmi les groupes les plus importants de la chaĂźne cĂąblĂ©e The Nashville Network oĂč leurs vidĂ©os Ă©taient rĂ©guliĂšrement diffusĂ©es. Entre 1991 et 1998, ils animĂšrent mĂȘme leur propre Ă©mission, le The Statler Brothers Show, diffusĂ© quotidiennement sur le TTN.

 

Le programme devint dĂšs lors l’Ă©mission la plus regardĂ©e de l’Ă©mission durant toute la durĂ©e de sa diffusion.

Tout au long de leur carriĂšre, leur succĂšs reposa tant sur leurs talents musicaux que sur leur talent pour la comĂ©die et la parodie qu’ils mettaient en Ɠuvres lorsqu’ils chantaient.

Ils Ă©taient ainsi souvent nominĂ©s pour des rĂ©compenses de comĂ©diens, autant que de chanteurs. Deux de leurs albums, Lester Moran et Cadillac Cowboys se voulaient fondamentalement comiques, et la moitiĂ© de l’album Country Music Then and Now Ă©tait consacrĂ© Ă  une satire des Ă©missions dominicales sur les petites radios locales.

Le groupe a atteint Ă  quatre reprises la tĂȘte du Classement du Billboard avec leurs chansons Do You Know You Are My Sunshine? en 1978, Elizabeth en 1982, My Only Love en 1984, et Too Much on My Heart en 1985. Au cours de leur carriĂšre, les Statler Brothers ont sorti plus de 40 albums.

 

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La carriÚre des Statler Brothers a été auréolée de trois Grammy Award : ceux de Best New Country and Western Artist, de Best New Country Music Artist et de Best Contemporary (R&R) Performance en 1965.

Le 29 octobre 2007, cinq annĂ©es aprĂšs sa derniĂšre tournĂ©e, le groupe a Ă©tĂ© officiellement intronisĂ© au Gospel Music Hall of Fame de Nashville dans le Tennessee. Le 12 fĂ©vrier 2008, l’entrĂ©e du groupe dans le Country Music Hall of Fame a Ă©tĂ© officiellement annoncĂ©e.

 

SOURCES WIKIPEDIA

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THE CHANGE UP 2011


The Change-Up is a 2011 American comedy film produced and directed by David Dobkin, written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, and starring Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman.

The film was released on August 5, 2011, in North America, by Universal Pictures, and received mostly negative reviews, with commentators criticizing the overly crude humor and generic plot, but praising the cast and particularly Bateman’s against-type performance.

Dave Lockwood (Jason Bateman) and Mitch Planko (Ryan Reynolds) are close friends who are each jealous of the other’s lifestyle.

 

While Dave is a lawyer with a wife and kids, Mitch is a freewheeling actor who has sex with many different women.

After getting drunk at a bar, Mitch and Dave urinate in a park’s fountain, and simultaneously wish that they had each other’s lives.

The next morning, Mitch and Dave realize they have switched bodies. Mitch remembers the wish they made the night before and they drive back to the park, planning to urinate again in the fountain and wish for their original lives back, but find the fountain has been removed for restorations.

 

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the change up movie 2011

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UNE MAISON BLEUE…SAN FRANCISCO


“Souvenirs…  paroles d’une chanson ” San Francisco” de  MAXIME LEFORESTIER”

Nous avons fredonnĂ©, chantĂ©, entendu cette chanson interprĂ©tĂ©e par Maxime Leforestier..”C’est une maison bleue adossĂ©e Ă  la colline”…

Eh bien..Cette maison existe… Nous ( L’Ă©quipe de nos 2 webradios:

maison bleue Ă  san francisco

C’est une maison bleue adossĂ©e Ă  la colline ( paroles du titre SAN FRANCISCO )

 

 
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01 DECEMBRE / 01st OF DECEMBER


Naissances 
 Birthdays

1er dĂ©cembre 1972 ◊ Doudi (David Strajmayster), comĂ©dien français, Samantha, oups! (43 ans).
1er dĂ©cembre 1966 ◊ Edouard Baer, auteur, acteur et rĂ©alisateur français (49 ans).
1er dĂ©cembre 1959 ◊ Anne Ducros, chanteuse de jazz française (56 ans).
◊ Loïc Peyron, navigateur français (56 ans).
1er dĂ©cembre 1956 ◊ Claire Chazal, journaliste de tĂ©lĂ©vision française (59 ans).
1er dĂ©cembre 1955 ◊ Cyrielle Clair, actrice française (60 ans).
1er dĂ©cembre 1953 ◊ Antoine de Caunes, animateur tĂ©lĂ©, rĂ©alisateur et acteur français (62 ans).
1er dĂ©cembre 1951 ◊ Jaco Pastorius, bassiste de jazz amĂ©ricain (aurait 64 ans).
† 21 septembre 1987
1er dĂ©cembre 1949 ◊ Pablo Escobar, trafiquant colombien (aurait 66 ans).
† 2 dĂ©cembre 1993
1er dĂ©cembre 1947 ◊ Alain Bashung, chanteur et acteur français (aurait 68 ans).
† 14 mars 2009
1er dĂ©cembre 1945 ◊ Bette Midler, actrice et chanteuse amĂ©ricaine (70 ans).
1er dĂ©cembre 1944 ◊ Pierre Arditi, acteur français (71 ans).
◊ Tahar Ben Jelloun, acteur et poùte marocain francophone (71 ans).
◊ Daniel Pennac, Ă©crivain français (71 ans).
1er dĂ©cembre 1935 ◊ Woody Allen, acteur, rĂ©alisateur et clarinettiste amĂ©ricain (80 ans).
1er dĂ©cembre 1926 ◊ Charles GĂ©rard, acteur français (89 ans).
1er dĂ©cembre 1923 ◊ Morris, dessinateur et scĂ©nariste de bandes dessinĂ©es belge (aurait 92 ans).
† 17 juillet 2001
1er dĂ©cembre 1920 ◊ Pierre Poujade, homme politique français (aurait 95 ans).
† 27 aoĂ»t 2003

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DĂ©cĂšs 
  Date of their death

 

1er décembre 2006
Il y a 9 ans
† Claude Jade, actrice française (à 58 ans).
née le 8 octobre 1948
1er décembre 1997
Il y a 18 ans
† StĂ©phane Grappelli, violoniste et jazzman français (Ă  89 ans).
né le 26 janvier 1908
1er décembre 1990
Il y a 25 ans
† Pierre Dux, acteur et rĂ©alisateur français (Ă  82 ans).
né le 21 octobre 1908
1er décembre 1968
Il y a 47 ans
† Dario Moreno, chanteur turc francophone (Ă  47 ans, hĂ©morragie cĂ©rĂ©brale).
né le 3 avril 1921
1er décembre 1825
Il y a 190 ans
† Alexandre 1er, tsar de Russie (à 48 ans).
né le 23 décembre 1777

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DEBUT DECEMBRE 2015 : JOHN DENVER SUR RS2


L’album de John Denver “live in Toledo” sera diffusĂ© 3 fois par semaine sur RS2 :

John Denver’s Album “Live in Toledo” will be played on Radio Satellite2 : RS2

MARDI A 14H00 / TUESDAY AT 02H00 PM ( Paris time )

MERCREDI A 20H00 / WEDNESDAY AT 08H00 PM (Paris / Time)

SAMEDI A 18H00 / SATURDAY AT 06H00 PM (PARIS TIME)

 

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ALAIN BARRIERE


 

Une vie musicale riche et garnie

Un répertoire musical varié , de qualité
ALAIN BARRIERE … Une infime partie de ce rĂ©pertoire

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ZIVA DAVID / COTE DE PABLO…New Look


Ziva David, la star sur NCIS: RĂŽle jouĂ© par “Cote de Pablo”

Nous la retrouvons dans la peau d’une chanteuse sexy

 

 

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ADAM & EVE…A 2015


Une belle vidéo comique, parodique, à voir absolument

C’est bon pour le moral 🙂

 

 

Posté par Gonzaguetv sur samedi 24 octobre 2015