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“Enclosed is an invitation I received from the White House” 1978


James Earl Carter Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981
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Letter to my sister

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On page two, I wrote: “Also, I have another painting. This one is of a boat house on Long Island. It is neat.”


This is the painting that hung in my office in 1978: Harry Gottleib’s Ice House.
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Exhibition Label
As workers like these knew well, it was cold, hard work filling the icehouses of upstate New York. In January 1934, artist Harry Gottlieb signed on with the PWAP and looked for American workers he could paint near his home in the artists’ colony of Woodstock, New York. He found these men harvesting ice off lakes and streams as local men had done every winter since the early 1800s. They sawed the thick layer of natural ice into long strips and then cut off large blocks. As Gottlieb’s painting shows, the red-faced workers dressed in warm coats used long hooks and wooden ramps to maneuver the slick, heavy ice into large commercial icehouses where they neatly stacked the blocks. Straw or sawdust packing minimized melting in warm weather. Throughout the year icehouses along the Hudson River stored ice that was shipped by train to New York City. Families and grocers put the ice into insulated iceboxes that kept food from spoiling. Artificial freezing dominated ice production after World War I, and then electric refrigerators became popular. When Gottlieb documented the natural ice business it was gradually melting away.
1934: A New Deal for Artists exhibition label
Title
Filling the Ice House
Artist
Harry Gottlieb
Date
1934
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
40 3/8 x 60 3/8 in. (102.5 x 153.4 cm)
Copyright
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor
Mediums
oil
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Painting
Keywords
New Deal – Public Works of Art Project – New York State
Figure group – male
Occupation – industry – ice cutting
Object Number
1964.1.19
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“I HAVE a secret to tell you. Secretary of Labor Ray Marshall has mice in his office. In fact, there are mice all up and down the second floor at the U.S. Department of Labor building in Washington, D.C. I have mice in my office. There are mice in the offices of the staff. There are mice in the conference rooms. When the coal negotiations were taking place in what the papers called the “blue-curtained room down the hall from Secretary of Labor Ray Marshall’s office,” there were mouse traps.”
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Heather Smith is the heroine of the Libertarian Disability Rights Movement

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What a difference a year makes

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ON SATURDAY AUGUST 11TH AT 9:15 I WAS ARRESTED ON THE STREET WHERE I LIVE FOR TRYING TO GET TO SYNAGOGUE
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Defeat Rep. Tom Marino

In September 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Marino to serve as the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (“drug czar”).[15][1] In October, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) called on Trump to withdraw Marino’s nomination.[20]Trump said he would “look into” reports about Marino, putting his nomination in question.[21] On October 17, 2017, Marino withdrew his nomination.[2]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Marino

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Chris Stapleton – Tennessee Whiskey (Audio)

 

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Wikipedia

 

Christopher Alvin Stapleton[1][2](born April 15, 1978) is an American singer-songwriter,[3][4] guitarist,[5]and record producer.[6] He was born in LexingtonKentucky, and grew up in Staffordsville, Kentucky, until moving to Nashville, Tennessee, in 2001 to pursue his dream career in music writing songs. Four days after his arrival in Nashville, Stapleton signed a contract with Sea Gayle Music to write and publish his music.[7]

As of 2018 Stapleton has amassed credits writing and co-writing over 170 songs.[7] He has co-written six number-one country songs[8]including Kenny Chesney‘s five-week number-one “Never Wanted Nothing More“, George Strait‘s “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright“, and Luke Bryan‘s “Drink a Beer“.[9] His songs have appeared on many artists albums including AdeleBrad Paisley, and Dierks Bentley.[10] He has co-written with several artists as well including Vince GillPeter Frampton, and Sheryl Crow.[11]Stapleton has been recognized with several awards including five Grammy Awards, seven Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, and seven Country Music Association(CMA) Awards.

As a vocalist, Stapleton sang lead in two bands before he started recording as a solo artist including a bluegrass ensemble from 2008 to 2010 called The SteelDrivers. After that, he released his solo debut: the critically acclaimed studio album titled Traveller (2015), which reached number one on the US Billboard 200 and was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His second studio album From A Room: Volume 1 was released in May 2017, and earned him a second CMA Award for Album of the Year and also a Grammy Award for Best Country AlbumFrom A Room: Volume 2 was released in December 2017.

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Chis Stapelton’s beard is longger than mine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lou Reed 12-26-72 Complete Show

Lou Reed the power behind the Velvet Underground

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Play list

1] White Light White Heat 2] Vicious 3] I’m Waiting For The Man 4] Walk It Talk It 5] Sweet Jane 6] Heroin 7] Satellite of Love 8] Walk On the Wild Side 9] I’m So Free 10] Berlin 11] Rock “n” Roll

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I was there at Max’s Kansas City. It is only by the grace of God that at age 70 I am able to hear anything at all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wikipedia

Live at Max’s Kansas City is a live album by the Velvet Underground. It was originally released on May 30, 1972, by Cotillion, a subsidiary labelof Atlantic Records.

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It is not possible to forget Nico. For Nico over the decades my passion has remained red hot

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A Day Late: THE BANGLES: Manic Monday

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Lyrics

Six o’clock already
I was just in the middle of a dream
I was kissin’ Valentino
By a crystal blue Italian stream
But I can’t be late
‘Cause then I guess I just won’t get paid
These are the days
When you wish your bed was already made
It’s just another manic Monday
I wish it was Sunday
‘Cause that’s my fun day
My I don’t have to run day
It’s just another manic Monday

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This is a good article. Follow the link for more information.

Manic Monday

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Manic Monday” is a song by the American pop rock band The Bangles, and the first single released from their second studio album, Different Light (1986). It was written by American musician Prince, using the pseudonym “Christopher”. Originally intended for the group Apollonia 6 in 1984, he offered the song to The Bangles two years later. Lyrically, it describes a woman who is waking up to go to work on Monday, wishing it were still Sunday where she could relax.

The song, which was released on Monday January 27, 1986 by Columbia Records, received generally positive reviews from music critics and some comparisons with The Mamas & the Papas‘ “Monday, Monday“. It became The Bangles’ first hit, reaching number two in the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as in Austria, Canada, Germany and Ireland, and peaked within the top five of New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland. It was later certifiedsilver in the UK by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). The song has been covered by a number of other artists.

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Velvet Underground: Heroin

 

Nico was my Goddess in my early Twenties

 

 

Lou Reed, John Cale And Nico – Le Bataclan ’72 Live (Full Album) 1972

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Antonio Torres

Published on Apr 24, 2015
“I’m Waiting for the Man” “Berlin” “The Black Angel’s Death Song” (Reed, Cale) “Wild Child” “Heroin” “Ghost Story” (Cale) “The Biggest, Loudest, Hairiest Group of All” (Cale) “Empty Bottles” (Cale) “Femme Fatale” “No One Is There” (Nico) “Frozen Warnings” (Nico) “Janitor of Lunacy” (Nico) “I’ll Be Your Mirror” “All Tomorrow’s Parties” (encore) “Pale Blue Eyes” “Candy Says”

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Notorious (1946); Cary Grant & Ingrid Bergman

 

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This film was released over 71 years ago— one year before my birth. Ben Hecht wrote the screen play. Early on Cary Grant slugs Ingrid Bergman. There is no way to defend such abuse.

Otherwise, it is a great film.

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Ben Hecht

Ben Hecht (/hɛkt/; February 28, 1894 – April 18, 1964) was an American screenwriter, director, producer, playwright, journalist, and novelist. A journalist in his youth, he went on to write thirty-five books and some of the most entertaining screenplays and plays in America. He received screen credits, alone or in collaboration, for the stories or screenplays of some seventy films.

Ben Hecht
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Hecht c. 1945
Born February 28, 1894
New York City, New York, US
Died April 18, 1964(aged 70)
New York City, New York
Nationality American
Occupation Screenwriter, novelist, playwright, journalist
Style Comedy, newspapers, gangster
Spouse(s)
  • Marie Armstrong (1916–1926; divorced; 1 child)
  • Rose Caylor (1926–1964; his death; 1 child) (1898–1979)

At the age of 16, Hecht ran away to Chicago, where, in his own words, he “haunted streets, whorehouses, police stations, courtrooms, theater stages, jails, saloons, slums, madhouses, fires, murders, riots, banquet halls, and bookshops”.[1] In the 1910s and early 1920s, Hecht became a noted journalist, foreign correspondent, and literary figure. In the 1920s, his co-authored, reporter-themed play, The Front Page, became a Broadway hit.

The Dictionary of Literary Biography – American Screenwriters calls him “one of the most successful screenwriters in the history of motion pictures”. Hecht received the first Academy Award for Original Screenplay for Underworld (1927). Many of the screenplays he worked on are now considered classics. He also provided story ideas for such films as Stagecoach (1939). Film historian Richard Corliss called him “the Hollywood screenwriter”, someone who “personified Hollywood itself”. In 1940, he wrote, produced, and directed Angels Over Broadway, which was nominated for Best Screenplay. In total, six of his movie screenplays were nominated for Academy Awards, with two winning.

He became an active Zionist shortly before the Holocaust began in Germany, and wrote articles and plays about the plight of European Jews, such as We Will Never Die in 1943 and A Flag is Born in 1946.[2] Of his seventy to ninety screenplays, he wrote many anonymously to avoid the British boycott of his work in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The boycott was a response to Hecht’s active support of paramilitary action against British forces in Palestine and sabotaging British property there (see below), during which time a supply ship to Palestine was named the S. S. Ben Hecht.(nl)(he)

According to his autobiography, he never spent more than eight weeks on a script. In 1983, 19 years after his death, Ben Hecht was posthumously inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.[3]

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