Steve Martin in 'Little Shop of Horrors'
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A difficulty that causes anxiety.|
|Usage:||To him, everything was a worriment, and his anxiety increased every day.|
Idiom of the Day
— The sincere, unadulterated truth.
Walter Cronkite Signs off CBS Evening News (1981)
During his career as a broadcast journalist, "Uncle Walter," as Cronkite was affectionately known, was identified in public opinion polls as the most trusted man in America. He was managing editor and anchorman of The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite for almost 20 years and covered the first televised US presidential election, the 1969 moon landing, and the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy. In 1981, he signed off for the last time.
Louis Francis "Lou" Costello (1906)
|Costello was an American comedian who, along with Bud Abbott, formed the comedic duo of Abbott and Costello. From 1931 to 1957, Costello played a bumbling, cheery dimwit alongside Abbott's "straight man" in various stage, radio, and TV routines, the most famous of which was their "Who's on First?" skit. Regarded as the archetypal team of burlesque comedy, the pair starred in movies such as Buck Privates and Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein.|
|In 1836, a garrison of Texans took a stand against the Mexican Army at a Franciscan mission in San Antonio, named after the grove of cottonwood trees (alamo in Spanish) that surrounded it. Led by William Barret Travis, the band of volunteers was beseiged for 13 days by Mexican soldiers. Travis refused to surrender, and the Alamo was overrun on the morning of March 6. Only women and children survived. The heroic action at the Alamo gave the Texans time to organize the forces necessary to save their independence movement.|
The Woolly Mammoth's Last Stand
|In a remote, mist-wrapped island north of the eastern tip of Siberia, a small group of woolly mammoths became the last survivors of their once thriving species.|
The Woolly Mammoth’s Last Stand
1521 - Ferdinand Magellan discovered Guam.
1808 - At Harvard University, the first college orchestra was founded.
1834 - The city of York in Upper Canada was incorporated as Toronto.
1886 - "The Nightingale" was first published. It was the first magazine for nurses.
1899 - Aspirin was patented by German researchers Felix Hoffman and Hermann Dreser.
1947 - The first air-conditioned naval ship, "The Newport News," was launched from Newport News, VA.
1964 - Elvis Presley's 14th movie, "Kissin' Cousins," was released.
1980 - Emmy 7th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for the 1st time.
1985 - Yul Brynner played his his 4,500th performance in the musical "The King and I."
1988 - Julie Krone becomes the wining-est female jockey (1205 victories)
1997 - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II launched the first official royal Web site.
2015 - NASA's Dawn spacecraft enters orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres
BUKU Music + Art Project
Mar 10-11, 2017
New Orleans, LA
About This Festival
BUKU—pronounced like the French word for “a lot”—is indeed a big deal, even if it’s a boutique event. Beginning in 2012, this annual two-day festival is a cool, eclectic tribute to New Orleans, and to today’s most progressive music genres and artists.
Mardi Gras World, right on the Mississippi River in in New Orleans’ Warehouse District, is an ingenious location for a music festival: It’s where Mardi Gras floats are constructed, meaning that the music is set among bits and pieces of Carnival floats and props.
The indoor and outdoor stages and the spaces in between all exude a party vibe that’s simultaneously industrial, artsy, and sassy.
The fact that BUKU is an art event is right in the name, even though people primarily think of it as a tunes fest. That being said, the art should not be missed.
The food at BUKU is classic NOLA fare and not at all what you’d typically find at a music fest—and we mean that in the best way possible.
Fatata te Miti is an oil painting on canvas completed by the French artist Paul Gauguin in 1892. Painted during the artist's first trip to Tahiti, it depicts two Tahitian women jumping into the sea while a man spearfishes in the background. Fatata te Miti has been identified as a genre painting that epitomizes a romantic and exotic view of Tahitians. The painting is now held by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
A girl with albinism, the genetic condition causing an absence of pigmentation in the skin, eyes and hair, stares up in curiosity.
“This was the day of the opening of one of my exhibitions about albinos. It took place in the Ethnology Museum of Valencia. Most of the attendees were parents with albino kids, and the director of the museum allowed me to take a photographic tour with the kids around the museum rooms. This little girl watched everything with big interest,” says Yturralde. “Nearly all albinos are severely visually impaired so her world is often one of only shadow and light. In this dark room, full of bright lines and their strong reflections, she could better focus her eyes looked around in curiosity at what I was photographing.” (Valencia, Spain, March 2012)
Traditional Newfoundland Honeycomb Mittens
crochet - ST. PATRICK'S DAY
An Owl Is Born... pattern by Uljana Semikrasa
Diagonal Hatch Slouchy Hat - Whistle and Ivy
DIY Color-Edged Dessert Plates - Studio DIY
Chain Curtain Yellow Jigsaw Puzzle