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SOPHIA LOREN ( English/ French/ Italian)


Dans le cadre des articles que nous écrivons ou retranscrivons à partir de sources connues ( comme Wikipedia ), nous avons choisi de reprendre la carrière artistique et la vie d’une actrice, d’une star italienne qui a crevé les écrans de Hollywood les années 50 60 et au delà… SOPHIA LOREN

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

La beauté, le talent artistique n’a jamais empêché qu’elle ait aussi une culture, éducation 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.

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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.

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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… sì! sì!, 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 Märta 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 César 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 Madè 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 Almería 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.

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JOHN DENVER


Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as John Denver.

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John was an American singer, songwriter, actor, activist, and humanitarian. He was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the 1970s and one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century. After traveling and living in numerous locations while growing up in his military family, Denver began his music career in folk music groups in the late 1960s. His greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, starting in the 1970s. Throughout his life, Denver recorded and released approximately 300 songs, about 200 of which he composed.

He performed primarily with an acoustic guitar and sang about his joy in nature, his enthusiasm for music, and his relationship trials. Denver’s music appeared on a variety of charts, including country and western, the Billboard Hot 100, and adult contemporary, in all earning him twelve gold and four platinum albums with his signature songs “Take Me Home, Country Roads”, “Annie’s Song”, “Rocky Mountain High”, and “Sunshine on My Shoulders”.

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Doris Day and John Denver

Denver further starred in films and several notable television specials in the 1970s and 1980s. In the following decade, he continued to record, but also focused on calling attention to environmental issues, lent his vocal support to space exploration, and testified in front of Congress to protest against censorship in music. He was known for his love of the state of Colorado, which he sang about numerous times. He lived in Aspen, Colorado, for much of his life. He was named Poet Laureate of the state in 1974. The Colorado state legislature also adopted “Rocky Mountain High” as one of its state songs in 2007. Denver was an avid pilot, and died in a single fatality crash of his personal aircraft at the age of 53.

 

Biography

Early years

Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., was born in Roswell, New Mexico, to Erma Louise Swope and Lt. Col. Henry John Deutschendorf, Sr. an Air Force officer (who set three speed records in the B-58 Hustler bomber and earned a place in the Air Force Hall of Fame).

 Henry Sr. was of German ancestry, and met and married his “Oklahoma Sweetheart”. Denver’s Irish Catholic and German maternal grandmother was the one who imbued Denver with his love of music. In his autobiography, Take Me Home, Denver described his life as the eldest son of a family shaped by a stern father who could not show his love for his children. He is also the nephew of singer Dave Deutschendorf of The New Christy Minstrels.

Because Denver’s father was in the military, the family moved often, making it difficult for Denver to make friends and fit in with people of his own age. Constantly being the new kid was agony for the introverted child, and he grew up always feeling as if he should be somewhere else, but never knowing where that “right” place was. While living in Tucson, Arizona, Denver was a member of the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus for two years.

Denver was happy living in Tucson, but his father was transferred to Montgomery, Alabama, then in the midst of the Montgomery boycotts. The family later moved to Fort Worth, Texas, where Denver graduated from Arlington Heights High School. Attending high school in Fort Worth was a distressing experience for the disenfranchised Denver. In his third year of high school, he borrowed his father’s car and ran away to California to visit family friends and begin his music career. His father flew to California to bring him back, and Denver unhappily returned to finish high school.

At the age of 11, Denver received an acoustic guitar from his grandmother. He learned to play well enough to perform at local clubs by the time he was in college. He adopted the surname “Denver” after the capital of his favorite state, Colorado. He decided to change his name when Randy Sparks, founder of The New Christy Minstrels, suggested that “Deutschendorf” wouldn’t fit comfortably on a marquee.

 Denver studied Architecture at Texas Tech University in Lubbock and sang in a folk-music group called “The Alpine Trio” while pursuing architecture studies. He was also a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. Denver dropped out of the Texas Tech School of Engineering in 1963, and moved to Los Angeles, where he sang in folk clubs. In 1965, Denver joined the Chad Mitchell Trio, a folk group that had been renamed “The Mitchell Trio” prior to Chad Mitchell’s departure and before Denver’s arrival, and then “Denver, Boise, and Johnson” (John Denver, David Boise, and Michael Johnson).

In 1969, John Denver abandoned the band life to pursue a solo career and released his first album for RCA Records: Rhymes & Reasons. Two years prior, Denver had made a self-produced demo recording of some of the songs he played at his concerts. He included in the demo a song called “Babe I Hate to Go”, later renamed “Leaving on A Jet Plane”. Denver made several copies and gave them out as presents for Christmas.  Producer Milt Okun, who produced records for the Mitchell Trio and the high-profile folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, had become Denver’s producer as well. Okun brought the unreleased “Jet Plane” song to Peter, Paul and Mary. Their version of the song hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Although RCA did not actively promote Rhymes & Reasons with a tour, Denver himself embarked on an impromptu supporting tour throughout the Midwest, stopping at towns and cities as the fashion took him, offering to play free concerts at local venues. When he was successful in persuading a school, college, American Legion Hall, or local coffee-house to let him play, he would spend a day or so distributing posters in the town and could usually be counted upon to show up at the local radio station, guitar in hand, offering himself for an interview.[citation needed] With his foot-in-the-door for authoring “Leaving on a Jet Plane”, he was often successful in gaining some valuable promotional airtime, usually featuring one or two songs performed live. Some venues would let him play for the “door”; others restricted him to selling copies of the album at intermission and after the show. After several months of this constant low-key touring schedule, however, he had sold enough albums to persuade RCA to take a chance on extending his recording contract. He had also built a sizable and solid fan base, many of whom remained loyal throughout his career.

Denver recorded two more albums in 1970, Take Me to Tomorrow and Whose Garden Was This, including a mix of songs he had written and cover versions of other artists’ compositions.

Career peak

His next album, Poems, Prayers, and Promises (released in 1971), was a breakthrough for him in the U.S., thanks in part to the single “Take Me Home, Country Roads”, which went to number 2 on the Billboard charts despite the first pressings of the track being distorted. Its success was due in part to the efforts of his new manager, future Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub, who signed Denver in 1970. Weintraub insisted on a re-issue of the track and began a radio-airplay campaign that started in Denver, Colorado. Denver’s career flourished from then on, and he had a series of hits over the next four years. In 1972, Denver scored his first Top Ten album with Rocky Mountain High, with its title track reaching the Top Ten in 1973.

 Between 1974 and 1975, Denver experienced an impressive chart dominance, with a string of four No.1 songs (“Sunshine on My Shoulders”, “Annie’s Song”, “Thank God I’m a Country Boy”, and “I’m Sorry”) and three No.1 albums (John Denver’s Greatest Hits, Back Home Again, and Windsong).

In the 1970s, Denver’s onstage appearance included long blond hair, embroidered shirts emblazoned with images commonly associated with the American West (created by designer & appliqué artist Anna Zapp), and “granny” glasses. His manager, Jerry Weintraub, insisted on a significant number of television appearances, including a series of half-hour shows in England, despite Denver’s protests at the time, “I’ve had no success in Britain… I mean none.”

 Weintraub explained to Maureen Orth of Newsweek in December 1976, “I knew the critics would never go for John. I had to get him to the people.”

After appearing as a guest on many shows, Denver went on to host his own variety/music specials, including several concerts from Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Denver. His seasonal special, Rocky Mountain Christmas, was watched by more than 60 million people and was the highest-rated show for the ABC network at that time.[citation needed]

 

 

His live concert special, An Evening with John Denver, won the 1974–1975 Emmy for Outstanding Special, Comedy-Variety or Music.  When Denver ended his business relationship because of Weintraub’s focus on other projects, Weintraub threw Denver out of his office and called him a Nazi.

 Denver would later tell Arthur Tobier, when the latter transcribed his autobiography,[citation needed] “…I’d bend my principles to support something he wanted of me. And of course every time you bend your principles – whether because you don’t want to worry about it, or because you’re afraid to stand up for fear of what you might lose – you sell your soul to the devil.”

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Denver was also a guest star on The Muppet Show, the beginning of the lifelong friendship between Denver and Jim Henson that spawned two television specials with The Muppets.

He also tried his hand at acting, appearing in the The Colorado Cattle Caper episode of the McCloud television movie on February 24, 1974, and starring in the 1977 film Oh, God! opposite George Burns.

Denver hosted the Grammy Awards five times in the 1970s and 1980s and guest-hosted The Tonight Show on multiple occasions. In 1975, Denver was awarded the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year award.

At the ceremony, the outgoing Entertainer of the Year Charlie Rich presented the award to his successor, but in protest of what he considered the inappropriateness of Denver’s selection, Rich set fire to the envelope containing the official notification of the award. However, Denver’s music was defended by country singer Kathy Mattea, who told Alanna Nash of Entertainment Weekly, “A lot of people write him off as lightweight, but he articulated a kind of optimism, and he brought acoustic music to the forefront, bridging folk, pop, and country in a fresh way… People forget how huge he was worldwide.”

In 1977, Denver cofounded The Hunger Project with Werner Erhard and Robert W. Fuller. He served for many years and supported the organization until his death.

Denver was also appointed by President Jimmy Carter to serve on the President’s Commission on World Hunger, writing the song “I Want to Live” as its theme song. In 1979, Denver performed “Rhymes & Reasons” at the Music for UNICEF Concert. Royalties from the concert performances were donated to UNICEF.

 His father taught him to fly in the mid-1970s, which led to a reconciliation between father and son.

T In 1980, Denver and his father, Lt. Col. “Dutch” Deutschendorf, co-hosted an award winning television special, “The Higher We Fly: the History of Flight”. It won the Osborn Award from the Aviation/Space Writers’ Association, and was honored by the Houston Film Festival.

Denver became outspoken in politics in the mid-1970s. He expressed his ecologic interests in the epic 1975 song “Calypso,” which is an ode to the exploration ship and team of environmental activist Jacques Cousteau. In 1976, he campaigned for Jimmy Carter, who became a close friend and ally. Denver was a supporter of the Democratic Party and of a number of charitable causes for the environmental movement, the homeless, the poor, the hungry, and the African AIDS crisis. He founded the charitable Windstar Foundation in 1976, to promote sustainable living. His dismay at the Chernobyl disaster led to precedent-setting concerts in parts of communist Asia and Europe.

During the 1980s, Denver was critical of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Administration, but he remained active in his campaign against hunger, for which Reagan awarded Denver the Presidential World Without Hunger Award in 1985.

Later years and humanitarian work

He had a few more U.S. Top 30 hits as the 1970s ended, but nothing to match his earlier success. He began to focus more on humanitarian and sustainability causes, focusing extensively on conservation projects. He made public expression of his acquaintances and friendships with ecological-design researchers such as Richard Buckminster Fuller (about whom he wrote and composed “What One Man Can Do”) and Amory Lovins, from whom he said he learned much. He also founded two environmental groups; the Windstar Foundation and Plant-It 2020 (originally Plant-It 2000).

Denver had a keen interest in solutions to world hunger. He visited Africa during the 1980s to witness first-hand the suffering caused by starvation and to work with African leaders toward solutions.

 

In 1983 and 1984, Denver hosted the annual Grammy Awards. In the 1983 finale, Denver was joined on stage by folk-music legend Joan Baez with whom he led an all-star version of “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “Let The Sunshine In,” joined by such diverse musical icons as Jennifer Warnes, Donna Summer, and Rick James.

In 1984, Roone Arledge, president of ABC Sports, asked Denver to compose and sing the theme song for the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. Denver worked as both a performer and a skiing commentator. (Skiing was another avocation of Denver’s.) He had written and composed “The Gold and Beyond,” and he sang it for the Olympic Games athletes, as well as local venues including many schools.

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In 1985, Denver asked to participate in the singing of “We Are the World,” but he was turned down. According to Ken Kragen (who helped to produce the song), the reason Denver was turned down was that many people felt his image would hurt the credibility of the song as a pop-rock anthem. “I didn’t agree” with this assessment, Kragen said, but reluctantly turned Denver down anyway.

For Earth Day 1990, Denver was the on-camera narrator of a well-received environmental TV program, In Partnership With Earth, with then–EPA Administrator William K. Reilly.

With Denver’s innate love of flying, he was naturally attracted to NASA and became dedicated to America’s work in outer space. He conscientiously worked to help bring into being the “Citizens in Space” program. Denver received the NASA Public Service Medal, in 1985 for “helping to increase awareness of space exploration by the peoples of the world,” an award usually restricted to spaceflight engineers and designers. Also in 1985, Denver passed NASA’s rigorous physical exam and was in line for a space flight, a finalist for the first citizen’s trip on the Space Shuttle in 1986. But he was not chosen. After the Challenger disaster with teacher Christa McAuliffe aboard, Denver dedicated his song “Flying for Me” to all astronauts, and he continued to support NASA.

Denver testified before the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee on the topic of censorship during a Parents Music Resource Center hearing in 1985. Denver also toured Russia in 1985. His 11 Soviet Union concerts were the first by any American artist in more than 10 years, and they marked a very important cultural exchange that culminated in an agreement to allow other western artists to perform there.

 He returned two years later to perform at a benefit concert for the victims of the Chernobyl disaster. In October 1992, Denver undertook a multiple-city tour of the People’s Republic of China. He also released a greatest-hits CD, “Homegrown,” to raise money for homeless charities.

In 1994, he published his autobiography, Take Me Home, in which he candidly spoke of his marijuana, LSD, and cocaine use, his marital infidelities, and his history of domestic violence. In 1996, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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In early 1997, Denver filmed an episode for the Nature series, centering on the natural wonders that inspired many of his best-loved songs. The episode contains his last song, “Yellowstone, Coming Home,” which he composed while rafting along the Colorado River with his son and young daughter.

In the summer of 1997, Denver recorded a children’s train album for Sony Wonder, titled All Aboard! This was produced by long-time friend Roger Nichols.  The album consisted of old-fashioned swing, big band, folk, bluegrass, and gospel styles of music woven into a theme of railroad songs. This album won a posthumous Best Musical Album For Children Grammy for Denver, which was his only Grammy.

 

Personal life

Denver’s first marriage was to Annie Martell of St. Peter, Minnesota. Their wedding was held at the Christ Chapel at Gustavus Adolphus College. Annie was the subject of his hit Annie’s Song, which he composed in only ten minutes while on a ski lift in 1974.

 The couple lived in Edina, Minnesota, from 1968 to 1971. Following the success of “Rocky Mountain High”, Denver purchased a residence in Aspen, Colorado and owned one home in Aspen continuously until his death.  He and Annie adopted a son, Zachary, and daughter, Anna Kate, who John would say were “meant to be” theirs.[4] John once said, “I’ll tell you the best thing about me. I’m some guy’s dad; I’m some little gal’s dad. When I die, Zachary John and Anna Kate’s father, boy, that’s enough for me to be remembered by. That’s more than enough.”  Zachary was the subject of “A Baby Just Like You”, a song that included the line “Merry Christmas, little Zachary” and which he wrote for Frank Sinatra. Denver and Annie Martell divorced in 1982 and the ensuing property settlement caused Denver to become so enraged he nearly choked his ex-wife, then used a chainsaw to cut the marital bed in half. Martell continues to live in Aspen.

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Denver married actress Cassandra Delaney in 1988, after a two-year courtship. Settling at Denver’s home in Aspen, the couple had a daughter, Jesse Belle. Denver and Delaney separated in 1991 and divorced in 1993.  Of his second marriage, Denver would later recall that “before our short-lived marriage ended in divorce, she managed to make a fool of me from one end of the valley to the other”.   In 1993, Denver pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge, and was placed on probation.

 In August 1994, while still on probation, he was again charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence after crashing his Porsche into a tree in Aspen.  Though a jury trial in July 1997 resulted in a hung jury on the second DUI charge, prosecutors later decided to reopen the case, which was closed only after Denver’s accidental death in October 1997.  In 1996, the FAA decided that Denver could no longer fly a plane due to medical disqualification for failure to abstain from alcohol, a condition that the FAA had imposed in October 1995 after his prior drunk-driving conviction.

Denver’s talent extended beyond music. He was a painter as well, but because of his limiting schedule, he pursued photography. He once said that “photography is a way to communicate a feeling”. Denver was an avid skier and golfer. His love of flying was secondary only to his love for music. He collected vintage biplanes, and in 1974, he bought a Learjet, which he used to fly himself to concerts. He also bought a Christen Eagle aerobatic plane, two Cessna 210 and in 1997, an experimental, amateur-built Rutan Long-EZ.

 

On October 12, 1997, Denver was killed at the age of 53, when his experimental Rutan Long-EZ plane, aircraft registration number N555JD, crashed into the Pacific Ocean near Pacific Grove, California, while making a series of touch-and-go landings at the nearby Monterey Peninsula Airport.  The National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) accident ID is LAX98FA008.  Denver was the only occupant of the aircraft.Image

 

 

In 2000, CBS presented the television movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story loosely based on his memoirs, starring Chad Lowe. The New York Post observed, “An overachiever like John Denver couldn’t have been this boring.”

Denver’s music remains popular around the world. Previously unreleased and unnoticed recordings are now sought-after collectibles in pop, folk and country genres.[citation needed] Also in demand are copies of Denver’s many television appearances, especially his one-hour specials from the 1970s and his six-part series for Britain’s BBC, The John Denver Show. Despite strong interest in these programs, no sign of “official” release is evident for the vast majority of this material.[citation needed] An anthology musical featuring John Denver’s music, Back Home Again: A John Denver Holiday, premiered at the Rubicon Theatre Company in November 2006.

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On March 12, 2007, the Colorado Senate passed a resolution to make Denver’s trademark 1972 hit “Rocky Mountain High” one of the state’s two official state songs, sharing duties with its predecessor, “Where the Columbines Grow”.  The resolution passed 50–11 in the House, defeating an objection by Rep. Debbie Stafford (R-Aurora) that the song reflected drug use, most specifically the line, “friends around the campfire and everybody’s high”. Sen. Bob Hagedorn, the Aurora Democrat who sponsored the proposal, defended the song as nothing to do with drugs, but everything to do with sharing with friends the euphoria of experiencing the beauty of Colorado’s mountain vistas. Nancy Todd (D-Aurora) said that “John Denver to me is an icon of what Colorado is

On September 24, 2007, the California Friends of John Denver and The Windstar Foundation unveiled a bronze plaque near the spot where his plane went down near Pacific Grove. The site had been marked by a driftwood log carved (by Jeffrey Pine of Colorado) with the singer’s name, but fears that the memorial could be washed out to sea sparked the campaign for a more permanent memorial. Initially the Pacific Grove Council denied permission for the memorial, fearing the place would attract ghoulish curiosity from extreme fans. Permission was finally granted in 1999, but the project was put on hold at the request of the singer’s family. Eventually, over 100 friends and family attended the dedication of the plaque, which features a bas-relief of the singer’s face and lines from his song “Windsong”: “So welcome the wind and the wisdom she offers. Follow her summons when she calls again.”

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To mark the 10th anniversary of Denver’s death, his family released a set of previously unreleased recordings of Denver’s 1985 concert performances in the Soviet Union. This two-CD set, John Denver – Live in the USSR, was produced by Denver’s friend Roger Nichols, and released by AAO Music. These digital recordings were made during 11 concerts, and then rediscovered in 2002. Included in this set is a previously unpublished rendition of “Annie’s Song” in Russian. The collection was released November 6, 2007.

On October 13, 2009, a DVD box set of previously unreleased concerts recorded throughout Denver’s career was released by Eagle Rock Entertainment. Around the World Live is a 5-disc DVD set featuring three complete live performances with full band from Australia in 1977, Japan in 1981, and England in 1986. These are complemented by a solo acoustic performance from Japan in 1984, and performances at Farm Aid from 1985, 1987 and 1990. The final disc has two-hour-long documentaries made by Denver.

On April 21, 2011, John Denver became the first inductee into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. A benefit concert was held at Broomfield’s 1stBank Center and hosted by Olivia Newton-John. Other performers participating in the event included Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Lee Ann Womack and John Oates. Both of his ex-wives were in attendance, and the award was presented to his three children.

The John Denver “Spirit” statue is a 2002 bronze sculpture statue that was financed by Denver’s fans.

Henry John Deutschendorf Jr ( 31 Décembre 1943 – 12 Octobre 1997 ) connu sous le pseudo de JOHN DENVER

 

John Denver (31 décembre 1943 – 12 octobre 1997), né Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. , est un chanteur américain, également compositeur, musicien et acteur. Il est mort à l’âge de 53 ans près de la côte de Monterey en Californie en pilotant un avion Rutan modèle Long-EZ, un avion expérimental en fibre de verre.Image

 

Il est né à Roswell, au Nouveau-Mexique. Son père, Henry Deutschendorf, Sr, était instructeur dans l’Armée de l’air des États-Unis. Denver est né alors que son père était en poste au Roswell Army Air Field. Il a passé son enfance dans diverses bases militaires du Sud-ouest américain. Il fréquente le lycée de Fort Worth dans le Texas, et plus tard inscrit à Texas Tech où il était un membre de la fraternité « Delta Tau Delta ». Son goût pour jouer de la musique est venu à l’âge de douze ans lorsque sa grand-mère lui a donné une guitare acoustique Gibson de 1910. Denver a commencé à se produire dans des clubs locaux ainsi qu’à l’université. Il a laissé tomber l’université en 1964 et s’est déplacé à Los Angeles pour rejoindre le trio Chad Mitchell Trio, un groupe de musique folklorique. En 1966, il écrit la chanson Leaving on a Jet Plane, dont l’enregistrement le plus célèbre provient de Peter, Paul and Mary. Il quitte le groupe connu sous le nom de Denver, Boise et Johnson, en 1969 pour poursuivre une carrière solo. La même année il sort son premier album Rhymes and Reasons, (des rimes et des raisons). Durant les quatre années qui suivent, il sort des albums comme Whose Garden Was This, Take Me to Tomorrow, et Poems, Prayers and Promises et devient une célébrité de la chanson populaire en Amérique.

Une de ses chansons les plus connues Take me home, Country roads enregistrée en 1971 sera reprise en France d’abord par Marie Laforêt sous le titre « Mon pays est ici » puis par Claude François sous le titre « J’ai encore ma maison », et encore quelques années plus tard par Dick Rivers sous le titre « Faire un pont ». Cette même chanson connaîtra également une adaptation en japonais dans le film Si tu tends l’oreille (1995). Elle a pour nom Mimi o sumaseba (耳をすませば) au pays du soleil levant.

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John Denver and Placido Domingo

 Célèbre dans le chant et dans l’écriture de chanson, il connaît une carrière mineure en tant qu’acteur.

Ses films les plus connus étant en 1977 Oh, God! avec George Burns.

En 1994, Denver a écrit son autobiographie intitulée Take Me Home. Il se rend à Aspen dans le Colorado en 1970 suivant son premier succès solo avec la chanson Leaving on a Jet Plane (en partant sur un avion à réaction). Denver est connu non seulement pour ses capacités musicales mais également pour son travail humanitaire.

Il a travaillé intensivement sur des projets humanitaires et a aidé à créer un refuge national en Alaska. Il a également fondé son propre groupe environnemental appelé Windstar Foundation. Denver a montré un vif intérêt pour la lutte contre la famine, et s’est rendu en Afrique au cours des années 1980, œuvrant également avec des chefs africains à la recherche d’une solution.

Défiant toutes les étiquettes conventionnelles, John Denver a tenu un rôle singulier dans la musique américaine : un compositeur dont le travail immensément populaire s’est répandu avec une parenté profonde et en lien avec les gens. Ses chansons sont restées populaires dans le monde. Elles sont caractérisées par leurs mélodies douces, une guitare élégante et son interprétation soul du lyrique. Il est devenu un des quelques chanteurs occidentaux largement connus dans le monde non-européen comprenant l’Afrique, l’Inde et l’Asie du Sud-Est.

John Denver était passionné par deux choses : la musique et l’aviation. Pilote expérimenté, il pilotait ses propres Lear Jet et pratiquait le vol acrobatique. Cependant, c’est cette passion qui a causé sa mort : John Denver s’est abîmé en mer le 12 octobre 1997 aux commandes de son Rutan Long-EZ.

 

 

1969 : Rhymes and Reasons

1970 : Take Me To Tomorrow

1970 : Whose Garden Was This?

1971 : Poems, Prayers and Promises

1972 : Aerie

1972 : Rocky Mountain High

1974 : Farewell Andromeda

1974 : John Denver’s Greatest Hits

1974 : Back Home Again

1975 : An Evening With John Denver

1975 : Windsong

1975 : Calypso, un hommage musical à Jacques-Yves Cousteau et à sa cause

1975 : Rocky Mountain Christmas

1976 : Spirit

1977 : John Denver’s Greatest Hits, Volume 2

1977 : I Want To Live

1977 : John Denver

1979 : A Christmas Together

1980 : Autograph

1981 : Some Days Are Diamonds

1982 : Seasons Of The Heart

1982 : Rocky Mountain Holiday

1983 : It’s About Time

1984 : John Denver’s Greatest Hits, Volume 3

1985 : Dreamland Express

1986 : One World

1989 : Higher Ground

1990 : Earth Songs

1990 : The Flower That Shattered The Stone

1990 : A Christmas Together

1990 : Christmas, Like A Lullaby

1991 : Different Directions

1994 : John Denver – Country Roads

1996 : John Denver – Love Again

SOURCE : WIKIPEDIA 

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TOURISME A PARIS


Un petit flashback à une époque où les gens se mélangeaient, mangeaient dans les restaurants sans masque, sans crainte de virus covid ou autre

Nous avons puisé dans nos archives à la radio. Archives pas si lointaines pourtant. Nous avons ressorti quelques vidéos que nous avons regroupé en une seule.

Un petit tour dans le métro de Paris.

Un petit tour du côté du Sacré-Coeur en flanant dans le quartier artistique de Montmartre. Evidemment, outre les caricaturistes, peintres et autres artistes. Nous avons croisé un groupe musical.

Un peu plu tôt, nous étions du côté de la place de la concorde pour nous promener dans le jardin des tuileries. ( enfin, plutôt le parc )

N’oubliez pas que vous pouvez nous retrouver ainsi que toute l’équipe sur RADIOSATELLITE

Pour les amateurs de soft Jazz : Steve Hart sera au rendez-vous tous les soirs à 20h00 heures de Paris. Steve vous propose son émission COOL NIGHTS à partir de chez lui en Nouvelle Zeelande.

Pour les amateurs de Folk musique et américana: Artie Martello vous propose MOSTLY FOLK. Artie vous propose son émission à partir des montagnes de Catskill dans l’étant de New York

Pour les amateurs de musique pop, rock des années 60: Jason Curtman vous propose THE JASON CURTMAN SHOW à partir de Southern New Mexico

Le lounge music : Ca sera nos 2 amis : Guido son émission : IN THE ZONE

Et une autre émission proposée par Michael Maretimo : Maretimo Sessions.

Voici donc la vidéo de la balade parisienne

Sources : Satellite Team

Istanbul : Trip / Tourisme


Nous vous écrivons cet article alors que le monde entier vit une période assez particulière. L’envie de voyager et de voir d’autres contrées est présente en chacun d’entre nous

Raison pour laquelle, nous avons ressorti de nos archives quelques vidéos.

Vidéos d’un autre temps…Si proche? Si loin? Lorsque les gens se mélangeaient… Les gens ne se souciaient pas de “masques”, de gel hydroalcoolique ( Sanitizer ) et autres…

Sur cette vidéo qui en fait, regroupe plusieurs petites prises de vue , sur plusieurs voyages en Turquie notamment Instanbul

Nous avons gardé les vidéos telle quelles. Sans aucun artifice, montage musical rajouté. Vidéos à l’état brut où vous entendrez les touristes qui étaient à nos côtés . Nous n’avons pas souhaité “enjolivé” encore plus les vidéos par des extaits musicaux.

Nous pourrons voir l’aquiaruim d’Istanbul. Bob l’éponge ( Bob the sponge) en réel.

Nous verrons diverses vue du bosphore, notamment la nuit avec les bateaux naviguant tout le long de ce Bosphore.

Un de nos quartiers préférés se trouve du côté asiatique d’istanbul. (KADIKÖY) . Le côté européen est la partie “la plus touristique”. La partie où presque tous les sites à visiter y sont. Visitables, monuments (Aya Sofia / Sainte sophie, la mosquée bleue etc..) tout est concentré dans cette partie. Normal que les cars, les opérateurs de tourisme et les touristes du monde entier y aillent. D’où “le trop plein” de touristes. Du coup, comme notre équipe a déjà visité à maintes reprises ces lieux touristiques, elle s’est plutôt orientée vers la turquie des Istanbouliotes et non vers celle des touristes. D’où la partie Asiatique.

D’autant plus que côté asiatique, nous pouvons encore trouver des marchands de sandwichs, (marchands ambulants) , des snacks où l’on peut encore manger sur le pouce. Du côté Européen notamment la région où se trouve les grands monuments (et même du côté du Grand Bazar) nous devons déjeûner obligatoirement dans un restaurant .

Parlant de restaurant, nous rigolions au début en nous disant “nous voilà à Instabul, allons manger au Mc Do du coin” ( en guise de boutade). Cependant, détrompez-vous ….Le Mac Do ( Ou Burger King) à Instabul : Le goût de ses sandwichs n’a rien à voir avec les mêmes restaurants de la chaine de par le monde….Le goût de la viande est carrément différent ( en meilleur évidemment ). On aurait dit un goût de chawarma planqué dans le sandwich. Même les fast foods sont délicieux là bas.

Ne nous cachons pas derrière notre petit doigt : L’une des spécialités et l’un de leur patrimoine : c’est le culinaire. Ils le savent. Tout est articulé autour de la “bonne” nouriture”. Riche nourriture : Non pas en terme de calories …Cependant Richesse en terme de variétés et de choix. Que ce soit Salé ou sucré. Le choix est là.

Sur cette vidéo, nous verrons aussi bien le musée “miniaturc” ( tout est en miniature, y compris l’aéroport, les avions etc…Du fake bien réel ) et le bouquet final ( dernière prise sur la vidéo ) SultanAhmet, la nuit avec tous les lumières du parc : C’est un quartier au nom de la mosque gigantesque et superbe.

Nous vous laissons avec cette vidéo : Visionnez la et passez de bons moment en compagnie de notre radio ( eh oui…Vous nous retrouverez aussi en audio sur notre webradio / radio en ligne / internet radio ) juste en cliquant entre autres sur

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PARC DE SCEAUX


Le parc de Sceaux, ensemble du domaine de Sceaux, est propriété du département des Hauts-de-Seine et son parc s’étend sur les territoires des communes de Sceaux et d’Antony.

Parc de Sceaux

Le parc fut dessiné par André Le Nôtre à la fin du XVII  siècle à la demande de Colbert puis de son fils le marquis de Seignelay. À la Révolution, par les spéculations de la Bande Noire, le domaine est pillé, revendu à un exploitant agricole, Jean François Hippolyte Lecomte, et le château comme les cascades sont détruits. Un nouveau château est érigé à partir de 1856 par sa fille, Anne-Marie Lecomte-Stuart, mariée au duc de Trévise.

La superficie du parc est de 181 hectares : 121 sur la commune de Sceaux, 60 à Antony.

Le château de Sceaux accueille depuis 1937 les collections du musée de l’Île-de-France, renommé en 2013 musée du domaine départemental de Sceaux.

Au XV  siècle, il y a à Sceaux un manoir : en 1470, le seigneur de Sceaux, Jean II Baillet (1400-1477), maître des requêtes ordinaires de l’hôtel du roi, y reçoit le roi Louis XI et la reine Charlotte de Savoie avec toute la Cour.

Au début du XVII siècle, les Potier de Gesvres, seigneurs de Sceaux depuis 1597, font construire un château de style Henri IV ou Louis XIII. C’est une famille de bourgeois qui finiront par devenir ducs : ducs de Tresmes  et ensuite ducs de Gesvres. Sceaux est érigée en châtellenie en 1612 et en baronnie en 1619-1624 pour le fils cadet de Louis, Antoine Potier de Sceaux, greffier des ordres du Roi.

Chateau ( au parc de Sceaux )

Lorsque Colbert meurt en septembre 1683, le château de Sceaux devient la propriété de son fils, l’aîné de neuf enfants, le marquis de Seignelay, homme brillant qui succéda également dans plusieurs des charges de son père : Marine et secrétariat d’État à la Maison du roi. Celui-ci fait luxueusement réaménager les intérieurs, commandant notamment un appartement dans le goût chinois, décoré de laques, destiné à sa femme. Il fait construire en 1686 par Jules Hardouin-Mansart l’orangerie qui subsiste en partie aujourd’hui (longue à l’origine de 80 mètres, elle a été amputée de sa partie est pendant la guerre de 1870). Elle fera l’admiration des contemporains et servira dès le début de galerie d’art, visitée par les ambassadeurs du roi du Siam.

Il agrandit considérablement le parc, en achetant la seigneurie de Châtenay au chapitre de Notre-Dame de Paris, portant la surface du domaine à environ 227 hectares. Parc dans lequel il fait créer par Le Nôtre un second axe, perpendiculaire à l’axe originel, en creusant le Grand Canal, long de 1 140 mètres, achevé en 1691 et la création de la terrasse le surplombant dite aujourd’hui « Terrasse des Pintades ». L’ensemble des terrassements et des parterres devant le château sont remaniés pour créer quatre niveaux de terrasses en pente douce, ornés de parterres de broderies avec bassins, d’un parterre de compartiments surplombant le canal et d’un Tapis Vert en direction de Châtenay-Malabry à l’ouest.

Le 16 juillet 1685, Seignelay reçoit le roi et la Cour lors d’une fête demeurée célèbre, organisée par l’ornemaniste Jean Berain. Le roi se promène longuement dans les jardins. Il admire le pavillon de l’Aurore, les bassins et les fontaines puis il regagne le château. L’orangerie qui occupe alors l’aile sud du château a été transformée en salle de spectacle ou l’on donna L’Idylle de Sceaux ou Idylle de la Paix, œuvre de Lully et de Racine, chantée par les membres de l’Opéra. La fête se termine par un somptueux festin. Les tables ont été disposées autour d’un nouveau bassin proche de l’aile sud du château.

Le marquis de Seignelay meurt en 1690 et son épouse en 1699 ; leurs enfants ne profiteront pas du domaine qui sera vendu par leur tuteur au duc et à la duchesse du Maine.

En 1700, les héritiers du marquis de Seignelay vendent le château au duc du Maine, fils naturel légitimé et préféré de Louis XIV et de madame de Montespan. La duchesse du Maine (1676-1753), petite-fille du Grand Condé, tient à Sceaux une cour brillante. Elle fait construire par Jacques de La Guépière le pavillon de la Ménagerie (détruit), situé au nord du grand parc et entouré d’un jardin. Ils donnent une fête brillante pour célébrer le départ du duc d’Anjou, petit-fils de Louis XIV, en Espagne, dont il deviendra roi sous le nom de Philippe V. Elle crée, en 1703, l’ordre de la Mouche à Miel et sa devise est : « Je suis petite certes mais je fais de cruelles blessures », vers tiré de L’Amintas du Tasse.

À la mort de la duchesse du Maine en 1753, le château passe à ses fils, d’abord au prince de Dombes puis, au décès de celui-ci en 1755, au comte d’Eu. En 1775, à la mort du comte d’Eu, son cousin le duc de Penthièvre récupère l’héritage, et se sépare du château de Crécy dont il emporte tous les décors dont douze toiles peintes par François Boucher et huit peintes par Alexis Peyrotte. Ces dernières servirent à décorer le boudoir de Marie-Fortunée d’Este, princesse de Conti (1776) sa belle-sœur. En 1786, le duc projette de transformer une partie du parc en jardin à l’anglaise. En 1791, il donne le domaine à sa fille, la duchesse d’Orléans. Le duc de Penthièvre meurt le 4 mars 1793. Ses biens sont confisqués dès 1793. Les tableaux de Peyrotte furent vendus et les quatre ensembles comprenant cartons de François Boucher furent achetés en 1872 par le duc de Trévise.

La marquise de Trévise continue à veiller sur le domaine. Les troupes françaises l’occupent en 1914. En 1923, l’héritière du marquis de Trévise, sa fille Marie Léonie Mortier de Trévise, par son mariage princesse de Faucigny-Cystria, envisage la cession de ce domaine qu’elle est dans l’incapacité d’entretenir. Jean-Baptiste Bergeret de Frouville, maire de Sceaux de 1919 à 1925, sauve le domaine en réussissant à convaincre le conseil général du département de la Seine d’en faire l’acquisition. En 1971, le domaine est devenu la propriété du département des Hauts-de-Seine.

Pour financer la restauration du domaine, le département de la Seine en lotit le tiers. Les travaux de restauration sont entrepris à partir de 1928 sous la direction de l’architecte Léon Azéma. Le parc de Sceaux retrouve, dans leurs grandes lignes, les dispositions voulues par Le Nôtre. Des mascarons sculptés par Auguste Rodin viennent orner les Grandes Cascades recréées. Le parti-pris d’ensemble est fidèle au classicisme, même si les détails révèlent, par leur dépouillement non exempt d’une certaine sécheresse, une exécution dans les années 1930. Ce parti-pris permet aussi de limiter les frais d’entretien. Œuvre de longue haleine, la restitution ne s’achève que dans les années 1970 avec la recréation du Tapis Vert.

Quelques vestiges significatifs rappellent le château de Colbert et de son fils. La grille d’entrée est encadrée de guérites sommées d’animaux sculptés par Jean-Baptiste Théodon (attribués précédemment par tradition à Antoine Coysevox) qui illustrent les vertus dont le ministre de Louis XIV avait voulu se parer : la licorne transperçant un dragon symbolise la pureté et le désintéressement, tandis que le dogue, qui prend un loup à la gorge, représente la fidélité. À droite de l’entrée, les écuries attribuées à Antoine Le Pautre. Dans le jardin, derrière les communs, le Pavillon de l’Aurore, est surmonté d’une coupole sur laquelle Charles Le Brun a peint l’Aurore chassant la Nuit et décoré de peintures de Nicolas Delobel. On peut également mentionner, outre l’orangerie déjà citée, l’entrée d’honneur avec les deux pavillons de garde en pierre et les bâtiments de la ferme.

Près du château, on avait installé à l’occasion de l’exposition Île-de-France-Brabant, le groupe, œuvre de Martin Desjardins (1686), des quatre nations soumises (l’Empire, la Hollande, l’Espagne et le Brandebourg) qui escortaient la statue pédestre de Louis XIV de la place des Victoires à Paris (aujourd’hui au musée du Louvre, salle Pujet). Au fond du parc, on a remonté en 1932 la façade du pavillon de Hanovre, construit entre 1758 et 1760 par l’architecte Jean-Michel Chevotet dans les jardins de l’hôtel du duc de Richelieu, rue Neuve-Saint-Augustin (actuellement boulevard des Italiens), démonté lors de la construction du Palais Berlitz.

Le château accueille le musée de l’Île-de-France, inauguré en 1937. Le parc est ouvert au public tous les jours du lever jusqu’au coucher du soleil.

Le parc accueille également plusieurs écoles de la région pour leurs activités d’EPS et parcours d’orientation, ainsi que les journées d’intégration de certains établissements scolaires.

Du fait de la présence de nombreux cerisiers du Japon dans la partie ouest du parc, celui-ci est devenu un lieu de rendez-vous de la communauté japonaise d’Île-de-France pour la fête du hanami durant les premières semaines de floraison au printemps.Un théâtre de marionnettes à gaine a été créé et inauguré en avril 2015. Le parc abrite un mémorial du génocide arménien. Des travaux réalisés en 2013 et 2014 ont permis de reconstituer le parterre le plus proche du château dans son état origine avec des broderies de buis (perspective ouest), telles qu’elles avaient été réalisées par André Le Nôtre, augmentées pour le second parterre de gazon (en contrebas).

Le domaine à la Révolution

Le domaine est confisqué comme bien national dès 1793. Il est transformé en école d’agriculture. La plupart des statues sont enlevées par Alexandre Lenoir pour son musée des monuments français. Le domaine est acheté en 1798 par Jean François Hippolyte Lecomte, négociant affairiste, enrichi dans le commerce du vin, proche de Fouché, qui, vers 1803, détruit le château pour en vendre les matériaux.

Le château du duc de Trévise

En 1828, Anne-Marie Lecomte-Stuart (1808-1870), fille de M. Lecomte épouse Napoléon Mortier de Trévise (1804-1869), fils du maréchal Mortier, duc de Trévise. Deuxième duc de Trévise en 1835, celui-ci fait construire à l’emplacement du château de Colbert, le château de style Louis XIII en brique et pierre que l’on peut voir aujourd’hui. Les travaux sont dirigés par l’architecte Joseph-Michel Le Soufaché entre 1856 et 1862, d’après les projets de l’architecte Auguste Théophile Quantinet. Le parc est soigneusement replanté sur les tracés de Le Nôtre. Sous le Second Empire, le domaine est le théâtre de fêtes brillantes.

Le second duc de Trévise meurt en 1869. En 1870, le domaine est occupé par les troupes bavaroises qui saccagent le village de Sceaux. La propriété reste en indivision quelques années puis Hippolyte Mortier de Trévise, marquis de Trévise rachète leurs parts à ses frères et sœurs et continue à entretenir le domaine jusqu’à sa mort en 1892. Sceaux devient alors la propriété de sa fille, la princesse Léonie de Faucigny-Lucinge-Cystria.

Celle-ci se désintéresse du domaine dont sa mère garde l’usufruit. En 1923, lorsque le domaine est cédé au département, les tableaux restèrent dans la famille de Trévise et quittèrent les lieux. Ils furent acquis pour la somme de 400 000 euros par le domaine départemental de Sceaux et retrouvent donc pour la troisième fois le château

Restent de l’époque de l’Ancien Régime, antérieure à la Révolution . L’axe menant de la route d’Orléans à l’entrée d’honneur du château avec ses douves sèches, son pont dormant et ses deux pavillons de garde ;

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SOLO POUR DEUX / ALL OF ME


All of Me  film américain( Titre en Français : Solo pour 2 ) : Réalisation Carl Reiner

Une femme riche et excentrique mourante désire transférer son esprit dans le corps d’une jeune femme dont le père est employé d’écurie chez elle.

Cependant, l’opération foire. La dame malade , Edwina CUTWATER ( rôle tenu par Lily Tomlin)  se retrouve dans le corps de son avocat. Corps qu’ils partagent à 2.

Elle occupe et maitrise les organes du corps se trouvant au côté droit ( pied et main droite) alors que l’avocat  ROGER COBB ( rôle joué par Steve Martin) contrôle le bras et pied gauche.

Evidemment ca se complique au quotidien du fait qu’il faille coordonnées leurs gestes pour faire « bouger » aussi bien le pied gauche que droite pour marcher. Idem pour écrire et …pour aller aux toilettes. COBB étant droitier, donc il a besoin de la « participation » d’Edwina pour ses besoins  sanitaires (pour ouvrir la braguette et toute la suite, en tant que droitier).

Tout se complique par la suite. Sans rentrer dans les détails du film que nous vous laisserons voir si l’occasion se présente.

Un film Paramount qui date de 1984 mais qui vaut le détour.

Même si le sujet du film semble relativement frivole. Il est même surréaliste ( parce que dans le film, changer de corps via un gourou venant d’on ne sait où mais vivant au Tibet apparemment : Ce changement de corps se fait en moins de 15 secondes et aussi facilement qu’on changerait de chemise. D’où l’absurdité du sujet mais le message étant plus profond : Il essaie de transmettre l’idée de vivre « sa vie », en profiter, « vivre avec soi et avec les autres » ( Dans ce cas, c’est exagéré puisque l’autre vit dans le même corps) mais au final,  la richesse n’aura servi à rien à Edwin qui n’a jamais accompli de bien autour d’elle. Tout comme elle n’avait aucun ami.

Même chose pour COBB, musicien de jazz à ses heures perdues. Il se morfondait dans un cabinet d’avocat où le patron ne lui confiait que des missions de « messagers » ou de paperasses sans intérêt et sans pour aider « son prochain » : Cobb ayant voulu faire carrière en tant qu’avocat pour aider les pauvres. Au final, il aidait les riches à la demande de son patron

(Le cas d’Edwina, multimilliardaire)

Pour résumer : Une comédie surréaliste, sympa divertissante mettant en scène :Un avocat désespéré, une malade désespérée, une jeune fille au casier judiciaire lourd, un gourou qui ne parle pas et un musicien ( ami de COBB) qui ne voit pas mais a vite cru l’histoire de transfert sans poser de question et sans s’en étonner.

Steve Martin  : Roger Cobb ( avocat )

Lily Tomlin : Edwina Cutwater (Multimillardaire malade)

Victoria Tennant  : Terry Hoskins (Jeune fille à la vie compliquée devant reçevoir l’esprit d’Edwina)

Richard Libertini : Prahka Lasa ( Le gourou qui passe  son temps à les suivre avec le bol qui sert pour le transfert des personnes).

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Vidéos : Source Youtube. Photo: Google

Roberto Tola


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Roberto is born and raised in Sardinia Island, Sassari (Italy) 

He began studying music when he was just six years old. In 1976 studies Cello in the Conservatory of Music in Sassari. Four years later continues his studies of Modern and Jazz Guitar and established the sextet named JAZZMANIA.

For this band composed and arranged all musics collected in the Album “Preludio” in 1985. From 1989 is member of the Italian Jazz Big Band named “Blue Note Orchestra”, and from 1991 up to 2010 is the official guitar of the  “Orchestra Jazz della Sardegna” (Sardinia Jazz Orchestra), also conducted by well known Carla Bley, Bob Mintzer, Colin Towns, Giorgio Gaslini, Bruno Tommaso, Giancarlo Gazzani and others more.

In 2000 is the conductor of the big orchestra for the National Music Contest “Canzonissima 2000” including 26 musicians, a big band with strings section, which writes and arranges all the music for.

In his over 30 years of career, Roberto has performed with some of the best musicians of the genre, as: the conductors Colin Towns, Carla Bley, Giorgio Gaslini, Giancarlo Gazzani, Bruno Tommaso e Roberto Pregadio; the singers Jill Saward, Norma Winstone, Maria Pia De Vito, David Linx and Gegè Telesforo; The trumpetists Tom Harrel, Bill McGee, Paolo Fresu, Enrico Rava, Flavio Boltro, Giovanni Amato; great Bassist Steve Swallow; Saxes Bob Mintzer (member of Yellowjackets), Najee, Paul Taylor, Paula Atherton, Andy Sheppard, Javier Girotto, Maurizio Gianmarco, Pietro Tonolo; clarinet Paolo Ravaglia; prestigious bands as the legendary English Jazz-Funk Shakatak; pianists Bill Sharpe, Riccardo Zegna and Gerardo di Lella; accordionist and pianist Antonello Salis, the French accordionist Richard Galliano and others else.

Roberto has been teaching music, modern and jazz guitar in many music schools for more than 25 years.

In 2014 Roberto collaborated for the recording of CD album “On The Corner” by the famous and legendary English jazz-funk band Shakatak, and also with the English singer Jill Saward in her CD album “Endless Summer” and the single “M is for Manhattan”, both released in June 2016.

On May 2017 Roberto released his debut album, titled BEIN’ GREEN (featuring some international well known guest stars as Bob Mintzer, Najee, Bill McGee, Bill Sharpe, Jill Saward and Tim Collins), which won the SILVER MEDAL at the GLOBAL MUSIC AWARDS for the outstanding achievements in Jazz Music and Best Album Categories in 2017. In September 2017, the single SUNNY MORNING, from the same album, got the nomination to the HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARDS in Jazz Genre. In March the 31st 2018 is winner of the Vox Pop Award for the Best Jazz Instrumental Song to the 16th INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS held at the Lincoln Center in New York City, and on 22nd of April 2018 is the winner of 7 awards in 7 different Jazz categories at the MUSIC CHANNEL AWARDS in Hollywood: for the Best Jazz Song, Best Jazz Recording, Best Jazz Instrumentalist, Best Jazz Producer, Best Jazz Video for the tune Sunny Morning and also Best New Male Artist of the Year and Best Recording of the Year. Other recognitions, Honorable Mention at the ATLAS ELITE MUSIC AWARDS in 2018, again nominee at the HOLLYWOOD MUSIC AWARDS 2018 with the tune Funky Party (feat. Bob Mintzer) in the Jazz Instrumental category, finalist at the UK SONGWRITING MUSIC AWARDS in 2018, is again nominee with the tune Lullaby Of  Christmas (feat. Bill McGee) at the 17th INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS 2019 and again is nominee for the 3rd time at the Hollywood Music Awards 2019 with his single Slow Motion in Jazz Category.

In almost four decades of musical career, he has participated in hundreds of concerts and dozens of festivals in Italy, Europe up to the Far East to China, among which are: Smooth Hot Jazz (Madrid – Spain), Festival “Jazz del Mediterranei”(Valencia – Spain) and Spain Tour 2004, several participations at the “Time in Jazz” International Festival (Berchidda – Italy), multiple participations in the “Writing in Jazz” (Scrivere in Jazz – Sassari, Italy), Jazz Op (Udine – Italy), Bergamo Jazz Festival (Italy), Vivere Jazz Festival (Fiesole – Italy), participation in various editions of the Nuoro Jazz Seminars (Nuoro – Italy), China Tour 2001 (China), Sant’Anna Arresi Jazz Festival 1996 (Italy), Fiera della Musica (Ferrara – Italy), Estiamo in Piazza Festival (Ozieri – Italy), and many others…

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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geovelo


Suite au confinement…Puis déconfinement progressif, nous constatons que des routes cylables sont de plus en plus aménagées.

Il est vrai que ceci ne fait pas le bonheur de tout le monde. Nombreuses sont les personnes qui, soit à cause de l’âge, soit à cause de diverses raisons ( peur du vélo en pleine ville , déplacements en famille avec enfants de bas âge etc… ) préfèrent la voiture, néamoins, il existe une catégorie de personnes, notamment les plus jeunes qui ont opté pour ce genre de mobilités. Et c’est tant mieux. Cela dégagera un peu les transports publics en ces temps de contamination et de distanciation physique demandée voire obligée.

Et c’est pour cela que tout le monde professionnel lié aux déplacements et mobilités notamment le monde du vélo est mobilisé pour créer, améliorer et proposer de nombreux outils pour celles et ceux qui ont opté ou opteront pour le vélo comme moyen de déplacement pour aller à leurs obligations professionnelles ou scolaires. (à condition que le trajet soit faisable en termes de killométrages) .

Concernant les balades et découvertes, nous avons découvert un produit sympa que nous pourrions comparer à Waze (GPS pour auto). Ce produit c’est le GPS pour vélo : GEOVELO.

Produit nouveau, pratique et qui devrait intérersser les cyclistes qui auront envie de découvrir les routes, les chemins divers que ce soit en période de vacances ou de sortie les week end.

Au sein de notre équipe, il n’existe pas de cycliste invétéré maheureusement pour le tester, cependant si d’aucuns / d’aucunes souhaitent le tester, ce produit pourrait sans doute les intéresser.

Top countries Avril 2020- RadioSatellite


TOP 25 AVRIL 2020 RS

Nous avons ressorti les statistiques pour le mois d’Avril 2020. Le TOP des pays qui ont écouté RadioSatellite.

We released the statistics for the month of April 2020. The TOP of the countries that listened to RadioSatellite.

TOP 26 -50 AVRIL 2020

Publicamos las estadísticas del mes de abril de 2020.
El TOP de los países que escucharon Radio Satellite.

Divulgamos as estatísticas para o mês de abril de 2020
O TOP dos países que ouviram Rádio Satélite.

Wir haben die Statistiken für den Monat April 2020 veröffentlicht
Die Spitze der Länder, die Radiosatelliten gehört haben.

TOP 51 - 75 AVRIL 2020

Мы опубликовали статистику за апрель 2020 года
ТОП стран, которые слушали Радио Спутник.

Δημοσιεύσαμε τα στατιστικά στοιχεία για τον μήνα Απρίλιο 2020
Το Κορυφή των χωρών που άκουσαν το Radio Satellite.

TOP 76-100 AVRIL 2020

Abbiamo pubblicato le statistiche per il mese di aprile 2020
Il TOP dei paesi che hanno ascoltato Radio Satellite.

Opublikowaliśmy statystyki za kwiecień 2020 r
TOP krajów, które słuchały radia satelitarnego.

We hebben de statistieken voor de maand april 2020 vrijgegeven
De TOP van de landen die naar Radio Satellite luisterden.

TOP 101-125 AVRIL 2020

Nisan 2020 ayı için istatistikleri yayınladık
Radyo Uydu dinleyen ülkelerin TOP.

Објавили смо статистику за месец април 2020
ТОП земаља које су слушале Радио сателит.

Inilabas namin ang mga istatistika para sa buwan ng Abril 2020
Ang Tuktok ng mga bansa na nakinig sa Radyo ng Radyo.

हमने अप्रैल 2020 के महीने के आंकड़े जारी किए
उन देशों के शीर्ष जिन्होंने रेडियो सैटेलाइट को सुना।

TOP 126-150 AVRIL 2020

Ми оприлюднили статистику за квітень 2020 року
ТОП країн, які слухали Радіо Супутник.

פרסמנו את הנתונים הסטטיסטיים לחודש אפריל 2020

ראש המדינות שהאזינו לרדיו לוויין.

أصدرنا الإحصائيات لشهر أبريل 2020قمة البلدان التي استمعت إلى

RADIOSATELLITE

TOP 151- 174 AVRIL 2020

Vi ga ut statistikken for april 2020
TOPPEN av landene som hørte på Radio Satellite.

ما آمار مربوط به ماه آوریل 2020 را منتشر کردیم
بالای کشورهایی که رادیو ماهواره ای را گوش داده اند.

FLAGS OF THE WORLD

Brazil / Rio


Brazil officially the Federative Republic of Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.

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At 8.5 million square kilometers and with over 211 million people, Brazil is the world’s fifth-largest country by area and the sixth most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo.

The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas;

It is also one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations, due to over a century of mass immigration from around the world.

Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of 7,491 kilometers.

It borders all other countries in South America except Ecuador and Chile and covers 47.3% of the continent’s land area.

Its Amazon River basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats.

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This unique environmental heritage makes Brazil one of 17 megadiverse countries, and is the subject of significant global interest and debate regarding deforestation and environmental protection.

Brazil was inhabited by numerous tribal nations prior to the landing in 1500 of explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral, who claimed the area for the Portuguese Empire.

Brazil remained a Portuguese colony until 1808, when the capital of the empire was transferred from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro. In 1815, the colony was elevated to the rank of kingdom upon the formation of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves.

Independence was achieved in 1822 with the creation of the Empire of Brazil, a unitary state governed under a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary system. The ratification of the first constitution in 1824 led to the formation of a bicameral legislature, now called the National Congress.

The country became a presidential republic in 1889 following a military coup d’état. An authoritarian military junta came to power in 1964 and ruled until 1985, after which civilian governance resumed. Brazil’s current constitution, formulated in 1988, defines it as a democratic federal republic.

Due to its rich culture and history, the country ranks thirteenth in the world by number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Brazil is considered an advanced emerging economy. It has the ninth largest GDP in the world by nominal, and eight by PPP measures.

It is one of the world’s major breadbaskets, being the largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years.

It is classified as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank and a newly industrialized country, with the largest share of global wealth in Latin America. Brazil is a regional power and sometimes considered a great or a middle power in international affairs.

On account of its international recognition and influence, the country is subsequently classified as an emerging power and a potential superpower by several analysts. Brazil is a founding member of the United Nations, the G20, BRICS, Union of South American Nations, Mercosul, Organization of American States, Organization of Ibero-American States and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries.

Sources Wikipedia  

Vidéos : Youtube

Some articles / blogs :

aluxurytravelblog.com/2019/12/19/8-places-to-visit-in-the-south-of-brazil-for-unique-experiences/

mybeautifuladventures.com/2010/04/13/brasil-day-10

Cat of Istanbul


Une histoire incroyable. Un chat qui emmène son enfant malade à l’hopital pour qu’il soit traité.

Par ces photos, nous vous montrerons par étape, ce chat qui porte son bébé pour le remettre aux médecins.

A savoir en Turquie, les animaux soit rois / reines. Istanbul chouchoutte ses animaux. D’ailleurs, les turques appellent les chiens et chats ” mon fils ou ma fille” et ils se considèrent vraiment parents de leurs enfants à 4 pattes.

Du coup, les chats et chiens ont développé, de leur côté aussi, ce sentiment d’amour et de famille envers les citoyens turques et d’istanbul spécialement.

Ce qui n’empêche pas des exceptions par çi et par là comme partout dans le monde. Cependant, les droits des animaux figurent dans la législation turque.

Instanbul cat taking his baby to hospital

Instanbul cat taking his baby to hospital

Instanbul cat taking his baby to hospital

Instanbul cat taking his baby to hospital

Instanbul cat taking his baby to hospital

Instanbul cat taking his baby to hospital

Instanbul cat taking his baby to hospital

Instanbul cat taking his baby to hospital

Instanbul cat taking his baby to hospital

Instanbul cat taking his baby to hospital

Instanbul cat taking his baby to hospital

Instanbul cat taking his baby to hospital

 

Sources TRTWorld

Photo: Ozcanmerveee/ Twitter

 

A lire aussi :

https://radiosatellite.co/2014/11/21/our-best-friends/

Zade Dirani


 

ZADE DIRANI : A great artist. To discover

Described as a “Piano Prodigy” by People Magazine, and a “Gorgeous Pianist/Composer/Hunk”, by the Washington Post, pianist, composer, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador ; Zade Dirani has released Billboard charting albums, and has performed in concert before tens of thousands around the world including world leaders such as King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan, Queen Elizabeth of England and Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Noor of Jordan, the Late Nelson Mandela, former US first lady Laura Bush, former Qatar first lady Sheika Moza Bint Nasser, Princess Lalla Hasna of Morocco, Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and US statesman Colin Powell among others.

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Zade has performed in concerts in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, England, France, Spain, and the United States.

ZAD DIRANI ONE NIGHT IN JORDAN

Zade’s latest album which will be released in 2019, is entitled “Un Piano Y Amigos” and is the fruition of collaboration with Spanish hit producer David Santisteban who produced the album.

The album features vocal guest appearances with some of the most prominent artists on the Spanish music landscape today, including India Martinez, Pitingo, David DeMaria, Sweet California, Soraya, Ana Mena, Eva Ruiz, Lorena Gomez, Paula Rojo, and Lerica.

Born in Amman, and later relocated to the United States, Zade started writing music for piano and orchestra at age fifteen, and saw his first concert of his own compositions come to life at the age of nineteen.

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He has been featured on CNN, Fox News, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Houston Chronicles, The Associated Press, Reuters, Skye News, Al Jazeera, MBC, Al Arabiyah, among others, and was mentored in Los Angeles by Grammy winning producer David Foster.

Distinctive concert appearances include performances at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, a performance at the UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris, a performance at the World Economic Forum, and a performance at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

In 2006, Zade launched “The Zade Foundation” a nonprofit organization that offers educational scholarships to young musicians from different parts of the world. The foundation’s flagship program “The Roads to You Tour” brought together 35 musicians from 20 different countries, including war torn regions.

To date, the musicians presented more than 300 workshops and performances in various cities in the United States in an effort to bring world cultures closer together through music.

In 2008, Zade performed an epic concert entitled: “One Night in Jordan: A Concert for Peace” where he brought together 100 musicians from around the world, including the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Voices Choir. The concert was presented in a historical setting and filmed in HD at one of the world’s largest remaining Roman Amphitheatres built nearly 2,000 years ago. The concert event was attended by more than 10,000 people and was broadcast in numerous countries around the world including the United States on Public Television.

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The “One Night in Jordan” CD debuted on the US Billboard at #2 on the New Age Chart, #5 on the Classical Crossover Chart, and #11 on the Overall Classical Chart.  Zade’s accompanying DVD also debuted on Billboard’s Top DVD/Music Video Charts at #18.

In 2016, Zade was appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Middle East and North Africa and his appointment was launched with a piano performance at Al Zaatari Refugee camp in Jordan where he invited refugee children to improvise on the piano with him.

 

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This performance would later inspire the permanent music therapy program in the camps that he would launch with UNICEF two years later.

In 2017, Zade recorded “Heartbeat” with by 10 year-old Ansam, an internally displaced girl in Syria who was born blind. The song was shot in an area of Syria heavily damaged by the fighting. Children performing as part of the choir are all internally displaced and participate, along with Ansam, in UNICEF psychosocial support programmes. The song was utilized to raise awareness to the war in Syria as the conflict reached six years and was shared worldwide on social media by other UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors including Ricky Martin, Orlando Bloom, and Lionel Messi.

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In 2018, With UNICEF, he launched the first music therapy program in the world designed specifically for children in refugee camps with pilot programs at Al Zaatari Refugee camp and Al Azraq Refugee camp in Jordan.

Zade studied piano at Noor Al Hussein’s National Music Conservatory in Amman, founded by Queen Noor of Jordan and later at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Queen Noor said: “Zade is a musician of outstanding ability, whose creations have delighted
 the people of our nation and our region on both private and public occasions. Zade’s enthusiasm, which I first experienced almost 20 years ago in his early days at the Noor Al Hussein Foundation’s National Music Conservatory in Jordan, is as unbridled as ever.”

Zade resides in Barcelona and Amman.

 

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Sources : Zade’swebsite:  zade.com

Records and recording


LONDON — Tucked in a trendy co-working complex in West London, just past the food court and the payment processing start-up, is perhaps the most technologically backward-looking record company in the world.

 

LONDON — Tucked in a trendy co-working complex in West London, just past the food court and the payment processing start-up, is perhaps the most technologically backward-looking record company in the world.

 

The Electric Recording Co., which has been releasing music since 2012, specializes in meticulous recreations of classical and jazz albums from the 1950s and ’60s. Its catalog includes reissues of landmark recordings by Wilhelm Furtwängler, John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk, as well as lesser-known artists favored by collectors, like the violinist Johanna Martzy.

 

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But what really sets Electric Recording apart is its method — a philosophy of production more akin to the making of small-batch gourmet chocolate than most shrink-wrapped vinyl.

 

Its albums, assembled by hand and released in editions of 300 or fewer — at a cost of $400 to $600 for each LP — are made with restored vintage equipment down to glowing vacuum-tube amplifiers, and mono tape systems that have not been used in more than half a century.

The goal is to ensure a faithful restoration of what the label’s founder, Pete Hutchison, sees as a lost golden age of record-making. Even its record jackets, printed one by one on letterpress machines, show a fanatical devotion to age-old craft.

“It started as wanting to recreate the original but not make it a sort of pastiche,” Hutchison said in a recent interview. “And in order not to create a pastiche, we had to do everything as they had done it.”

 

Electric Recording’s attention to detail, and Hutchison’s delicate engineering style in mastering old records, have given the label a revered status among collectors — yet also drawn subtle ridicule among rivals who view its approach as needlessly expensive and too precious by half.

 

An original Lyrec T818 tape machine that the label has painstakingly renovated, in its London studio.Credit…Tom Jamieson for The New York Times

original Lyrec T818 tape machine

original Lyrec T818 tape machine

 

Hutchison, 53, whose sharp features and foot-long beard make him look like a wayward wizard from “The Lord of the Rings,” dismissed such critiques as examples of the audiophile world’s catty tribalism. Even the word “audiophile,” he feels, is more often an empty marketing gimmick than a reliable sign of quality.
“Audiophiles listen with their ears, not with their hearts,” Hutchison said. He added: “That’s not our game, really.”

So what’s his game?

“The game is trying to do something that is anti-generic, if you like,” he said. “What we’re doing with these old records is essentially taking the technology from the time and remaking it as it was done then, rather than compromising it.”

To a large degree, the vinyl resurgence of the last decade has been fueled by reissues. But no reissue label has gone to the same extremes as Electric Recording.

In 2009, Hutchison bought the two hulking, gunmetal-gray machines he uses to master records — a Lyrec tape deck and lathe, with Ortofon amplifiers, both from 1965 — and spent more than $150,000 restoring them over three years. He has invested thousands more on improvements like replacing their copper wiring with mined silver, which Hutchison said gives the audio signal a greater level of purity.

The machines allow Hutchison to exclude any trace of technology that has crept into the recording process since a time when the Beatles were in moptops. That means not only anything digital or computerized, but also transistors, a mainstay of audio circuitry for decades; instead, the machines’ amplifiers are powered by vacuum tubes (or valves, as British engineers call them).

 

“We’re all about valves here,” Hutchison said on a tour of the label’s studio.

Mastering a vinyl record involves “cutting” grooves into a lacquer disc, a dark art in which tiny adjustments can have a big effect. Unusually among engineers, Hutchison tends to master records at low volumes — sometimes even quieter than the originals — to bring out more of the natural feel of the instruments.
He demonstrated his technique during a recent mastering session for “Mal/2,” a 1957 album by the jazz pianist Mal Waldron that features an appearance by Coltrane. He tested several mastering levels for the song “One by One” — which has lots of staccato trumpet notes, played by Idrees Sulieman — before settling on one that preserved the excitement of the original tape but avoided what Hutchison called a “honk” when the horns reached a climax.

“What you want to hear is the clarity, the harmonics, the textures,” he said. “What you don’t want is to put it on and feel like you’ve got to turn it down.”

These judgments are often subjective. But to test Hutchison’s approach, I visited the New Jersey home of Michael Fremer, a contributing editor at Stereophile and a longtime champion of vinyl. We listened to a handful of Electric Recording releases, comparing them to pressings of the same material by other companies, on Fremer’s state-of-the-art test system (the speakers alone cost $100,000).
Hutchison bought the two hulking, gunmetal-gray machines he uses to master records — both from 1965 — and spent more than $150,000 restoring them over three years.Credit…Tom Jamieson for The New York Times

 

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I am often skeptical of claims of vinyl’s superiority, but when listening to one of Electric Recording’s albums of Bach’s solo violin pieces played by Martzy, I was stunned by their clearness and beauty. Compared to the other pressings, Electric Recording’s version had vivid, visceral details, yielding a persuasive illusion of a human being standing before me drawing a bow across a violin.
“It’s magical what they’re doing, recreating these old records,” Fremer said as he swapped out more Electric Recording discs.

Hutchison is a surprising candidate to carry the torch for sepia-toned classical fidelity. In the 1990s, he was a player in the British techno scene with his label Peacefrog; the label’s success in the early 2000s with the minimalist folk of José González helped finance the obsession that became Electric Recording.

Hutchison’s conversion happened after he inherited the classical records owned by his father, who died in 1998. A longtime collector of rock and jazz, Hutchison was entranced by the sound of the decades-old originals, and found newer reissues unsatisfying. He learned that Peacefrog’s distributor, EMI, owned the rights to many of his new favorites. Was it possible to recreate things exactly has they had been done the first time around?

After restoring the machines, Electric Recording put its first three albums on sale in late 2012 — Martzy’s solo Bach sets, originally issued in the mid-1950s.

Hutchison decided that true fidelity applied to packaging as well as recording. Letterpress printing drove up his manufacturing costs, and some of the label’s projects have seemed to push the boundaries of absurdity.

In making “Mozart à Paris,” for example, a near-perfect simulacrum of a deluxe 1956 box set, Hutchison spent months scouring London’s haberdashers to find the right strand of silk for a decorative cord. The seven-disc set is Electric Recording’s most expensive title, at about $3,400 — and one of the few in its catalog that has not sold out.

Hutchison defends such efforts as part of the label’s devotion to authenticity. But it comes at a cost. Its manufacturing methods, and the quality-control attention paid to each record, bring no economies of scale. So Electric Recording would gain no reduction in expenses if it made more, thus negating the question Hutchison is most frequently asked: Why not press more records and sell them more cheaply?

“We probably make the most expensive records in the world,” Hutchison said, “and make the least profit.”

Electric Recording’s prices have drawn head-scratching through the cliquey world of high-end vinyl producers. Chad Kassem, whose company Acoustic Sounds, in Salina, Kan., is one of the world’s biggest vinyl empires, said he admired Hutchison’s work.

“I tip my hat to any company that goes the extra mile to make things as best as possible,” Kassem said.

But he said he was proud of Acoustic Sounds’s work, which like Electric Recording cuts its masters from original tapes and goes to great lengths to capture original design details — and sells most of its records for about $35. I asked Kassem what is the difference between a $35 reissue and a $500 one.
He paused for a moment, then said: “Four hundred sixty-five dollars.”

Yet the market has embraced Electric Recording. Even amid the coronavirus pandemic, Hutchison said, its records have been selling as fast as ever, although the company has had some production hiccups. The only manufacturer of a fabric that Hutchison chose for a Mozart set in the works, by the pianist Lili Kraus, has been locked down in Italy.

The next frontier for Electric Recording is rock. Hutchison recently got permission to reissue “Forever Changes,” the classic 1967 psychedelic album by the California band Love, and said that the original tape had a more unvarnished sound than most fans had heard. He expects that to be released in July, and “Mal/2” is due in August.

But Hutchison seemed most proud of the label’s work on classical records that seemed to come from a distant era. He pulled out a 10-inch mini-album of Bach by the French pianist Yvonne Lefébure, originally released in 1955. Electric Recording painstakingly recreated its dowel spine, its cotton sleeve, its leather cover embossed in gold leaf.

“It’s a nice artifact,” Hutchison said, looking at it lovingly. “It’s a great record as well.”

 

Source : The New York Times