‘The Sopranos’ 20th Anniversary: Here’s Your Complete Guide to Rewatching It

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UPS’s $20 Billion Problem: Operations Stuck in the 20th Century

As the package giant tries to satisfy America’s 21st-century shopping-and-shipping mania, it must update a delivery network whose processes sometimes hark to a past era; a $ 20 billion catch-up bill.
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Roger that! Federer wins Aussie for 20th Slam

Roger Federer captured his 20th Grand Slam singles title on Sunday, defeating Marin Cilic in a tense, back-and-forth Australian Open final 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.
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Tamagotchi Is Returning With a 20th Anniversary Line

It’s time to hatch, feed, and clean-up after your virtual pets yet again — Tamagotchi is back in honor of the toy’s 20th anniversary.

Bandai America has officially announced that a new set of Tamagotchi toys — smaller at about 60 percent the size of the toys you may remember playing with in the ’90s — will be available in limited qualities on November 5 for $ 14.99. Check out the device below.

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Yes, the new Tamagotchi looks very much like the original, including the device’s egg shape, with six different designs pulled from the original Japanese launch. To further evoke nostalgia, the original Tamagtochi’s packaging design has been replicated for the new line, and the toys themselves feature the original characters players could care for from the original game.

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Sean Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Addition of New Collection

Sean Cassidy was on vacation in Paris when he discovered Emilie Lafaurie’s men’s wear collection and became enamored with the line’s updated traditional designs.
That chance meeting led to Cassidy tossing aside a career in children’s book marketing to become the exclusive distributor of Lafaurie’s collection in the U.S. through his own stores.
This September, Cassidy will mark the 20th anniversary of Sean, a three-unit men’s specialty store business that carries only Lafaurie’s designs. And to celebrate the milestone, the two are teaming to introduce Beau, a special capsule designed by Lafaurie to appeal to the Millennial man.
“I really don’t like the term ‘Millennial,’” Cassidy said, “but we’re targeting the guy who is just getting on his feet.”
Beau will consist of 40 pieces including suit separates, shirts and sweaters that can be mixed and matched to allow younger guys to look professional and polished but still contemporary. The collection is manufactured in Europe, primarily France, Portugal, Spain, Bulgaria and Germany.
Prices will range from $ 98 to $ 118 for shirts, $ 88 to $ 128 for sweaters, $ 98 to $ 128 for casual pants and $ 395 to $ 435 for suits. The average price for a Emilie Lafaurie suit is $ 600.

Beau is targeted to a younger man. 

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Celine Dion Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of ‘My Heart Will Go On’ With Billboard Award Performance

Celine Dion looked and sounded like an angel ― complete with massive wings ― at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night as she performed her smash hit “My Heart Will Go On” from “Titanic” nearly 20 years after the film’s release. 

Dion, who wore a plunging white gown with huge sleeves, sang the ballad while a montage of scenes from the Oscar-winning movie, released in December 1997, played in the background. 

“This song means a lot to me, and it has played such a huge role in my career,” Dion said in a statement when it was announced earlier this month that she would perform the song at the awards. “I’m so grateful to the late James Horner, and to Will Jennings, for writing it and creating the opportunity for me to be part of ‘Titanic,’ an amazing film whose legacy will continue for generations to come.” 

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Jack Spade Expands Collaborations for 20th Anniversary

Jack Spade New York has extended its collaborative efforts for spring, partnering with Sperry and the Museum of Modern Art on a collection of accessories that will bow later this month.
These collaborations will join ongoing ones with Barneys New York and Save Khaki United and are intended to mark the 20th anniversary of the brand.
They were spearheaded by Cristiano Quieti, senior vice president and president of Jack Spade New York, and are titled “Friends of Jack.” The partners were chosen, the company said, because all share a “connective thread — they are iconic East Coast, often New York City brands, with an appreciation for great design.”
The Sperry shoes will include slip-ons and lace-ups with stripes or colorblocking that will retail for $ 75 to $ 100. They will be available on the Sperry and Jack Spade web sites as well as in select Sperry stores.
The Museum of Modern Art capsule offers seven canvas accessories including totes, wallets and a paddle bag that will be sold on both companies’ web sites and will retail for $ 38 to $ 298.

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In Defense Of The Unaired ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ Pilot On Its 20th Anniversary

A brunette Buffy Summers walks the halls of Berryman High School on her first day, befriends a very different Willow, and still kicks ass, if only for 25 minutes. Into every generation a slayer is born, but before we knew her as our chosen one ― or as a member of the Scooby Gang, for that matter ― there was another version of the slayer running around staking bad guys in between classes and nights out at The Bronze.

Friday marks the 20th anniversary of the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” premiere. As fans celebrate the series’ lasting cultural impact — a slew of official anniversary merchandise was released last week ― let us revisit the show’s humble and admittedly cheesy beginnings. In order to understand why Buffy captivated a generation and transformed teen storytelling on TV as we know it, it’s time to reclaim the series’ own origin story as an essential part of its legacy. Brace yourselves, “Buffy” purists. We’re talking about the unaired and much-derided pilot, because if you can’t love Buffy at her worst, you certainly don’t deserve her at her best. 

Before “Buffy” came into being, creator Joss Whedon and company shopped the series around to networks in hopes that a vampire slayer might feel more at home on television than she did in the movies. A film version starring Kristy Swanson as the titular cheerleader-turned-demon-hunter hit theaters in 1992 and promptly left with little fanfare. Years later, Gail Berman, who owned the rights to the feature, made it her mission to breathe new life into the concept with the help of Whedon by pitching the project as a TV show. After NBC and Fox passed, the motley crew of writers and producers arrived at the fledging WB network, which ordered a pilot presentation then and there. And so, the unaired pilot was born. 

It’s not unusual for a series to put together a presentation before filming a pilot ― all it takes is a Google search to find unaired episodes of “The Big Bang Theory” and “30 Rock”  ― but rarely is one bootlegged and circulated so heavily in fan communities. A quick glance at comments on the many copies that found a second life on YouTube reveals just how strongly Whedonites feel about “Buffy” 1.0. In between those bowled over by the gloriously ‘90s fashions, you’ll find just as many people criticizing the production value, casting choices and everyone’s early acting abilities. Most express a sheer disbelief that the presentation ever convinced a network to make a full series order. 

Even the patron saint of Buffydom himself legitimized the narrative that this early iteration was to be considered more ugly cousin than canon. In a 2003 interview with IGN, Whedon declared that the pilot would never see the light of day “while there is strength in these bones” and insisted that despite the archival and historical value, it still “sucks on ass.” 

Rough around the edges? Yes. But the unaired presentation is hardly deserving of the fan vitriol or complete denouncement by its creator. Running about half as long as the pilot, “Welcome to the Hellmouth,” the presentation opens in an almost identical fashion, with Whedon’s trademark subversion of the pretty blonde as the near instant victim. Dressed in a schoolgirl outfit, Darla (Julie Benz), a 400-year-old vampire who would go on to appear throughout the series, lures an unsuspecting boy into the high school at night to feast. 

What follows is a condensed and slightly more cutesy version of the series’ first entry that still manages to capture what made “Buffy” great, albeit with some noticeable changes. The first wrinkle in this alternate universe is the name of the iconic Hellmouth-covering Sunnydale High, which goes by Berryman High. Not-long-for-this-world Principal Flutie, played by Stephen Tobolowsky in this version, is the next. He briefs Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) — or “Bunny,” as he calls her — on school rules, like not hanging from the cafeteria rafters screaming “Meat is murder” on Sloppy Joe Day. The scene was one of a handful that never made it to air. 

Due to the shortened runtime, the unaired pilot also has no mention of The Master, the ancient vampire who served as the season’s big bad, or Angel, Buffy’s doomed love interest throughout the series. Locations like the library, which is much more spacious than the one in the series, are also changed, as is the setting of the final fight scene, which is switched from the school’s auditorium to the graveyard at night. 

A name change here and the recasting of a minor character there were easy enough to swallow for most diehards, but fans drew the line at another actress besides Alyson Hannigan playing Willow Rosenberg. In the unaired pilot, actress Riff Regan is the geek girl destined to become an all-powerful witch until she was recast for reasons Whedon has never revealed. Admittedly, Regan’s appearance is jarring at first, as Hannigan was the lifeblood of the series as it aged, at points becoming more popular among fans than Buffy herself. Here, Regan fails where Hannigan succeeds at immediately capturing the character’s quirkiness and supreme intelligence, although criticism of her performance is overblown. 

There’s no argument to be made that the final product is superior. However, there’s something to be said about the strength in the unaired pilot’s bones. Despite the production value and the low-budget vampire “dusting” effects, the potential for greatness is just as clear as it was in the original pilot. Whedon’s dialogue, no matter how self-indulgent or unpolished in its early stages, is still distinctively his own. Buffy is the sarcastic heroine we know and love, striving to be a normal teenager in a supernatural world. Xander (Nicholas Brendon), whose character across the two pilots is perhaps the most consistent, remains perpetually friend-zoned and just as relatable. And as for Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter)? Well, she still steals every scene with deliciously bitchy lines like, “I see you’ve found the softer side of Sears.”

After seven seasons of ass-kicking, looking back at the 25-minute dress rehearsal reminds us why “Buffy” is so special after all of these years: it still stood for something. Even at its most elemental level, the show succeeds as a commentary on the horrors of high school, using its supernatural elements to explore the shared fears over rejection and being accepted. Had it not been for the experimentation in the unaired pilot, these ideas might have never been finessed in later episodes, as the series found its footing toward the end of the first season. 

Genre television shows tend to get better with time, as opening episodes are overburdened with character exposition and world building. Even the “Buffy” pilot that made it to air is a far cry from the series strongest entries in the second and third seasons. For a fandom that prides itself on embracing expansions of the “Buffy” universe in the form of comic books, video games and even spinoffs, bringing the unaired pilot back into the fold as #BuffySlays20 is long overdue. So as you celebrate the series’ 20th anniversary watch the unaired pilot, laugh at the goofy special effects, praise the gods and goddesses for recasting Willow, but remember why you fell in love with the Buffy in the first place. 

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America’s Greatest Democratic Presidents of the 20th Century: Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Bill Clinton

America’s Greatest Democratic Presidents of the 20th Century: Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Bill Clinton


*Weaves the lives and presidencies of all 6 Democratic Presidents into one entertaining and educational narrative*Includes dozens of pictures of the presidents and important people, places, and events in their lives*Analyzes the legacies and accomplishments of each president. *Includes a Table of Contents. The Democrats who were elected president in the 20th century were responsible for a seemingly never ending list of accomplishments. Woodrow Wilson established the blueprint for the progressive presidents that would follow him, particularly Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson, while guiding the nation through World War I. FDR expanded that vision with his New Deal, completely revolutionizing the social contract between Americans and their federal government. While combating the Great Depression and the Axis powers in World War II, FDR has widely been considered one of the greatest presidents in history. When Roosevelt died in April 1945, Vice President Truman, somewhat unprepared for the Presidency, now had to fill some of the biggest shoes in American history. The new president had to usher America through victory in Europe in his first month and decide to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki a few months later, but the end of World War II produced only the first of many consequential decisions Truman would face during his nearly 8 years in office. As president, Truman would lay the groundwork for the next 50 years of American foreign policy, as the architect of Cold War containment, the man who signed off on the Marshall Plan, and the commander-in-chief during much of the Korean War. In many ways, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his young family were the perfect embodiment of the 60s. The decade began with a sense of idealism, personified by the attractive Kennedy, his beautiful and fashionable wife Jackie, and his young children. Months into his presidency, Kennedy exhorted the country to reach for the stars, calling upon the nation to send a man to the Mo

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Step Afrika! 20th Anniversary Home Performance Series

With the hit of a spotlight downstage right the shadowy silence of Ira Aldridge Theatre was replaced by the crisp, syncopated sounds and movements of the Step Afrika! dancing troupe.

Founding in 1994 primarily by Howard University students Step Afrika! has spent the last 20 years cultivating, teaching, and sharing the African-American tradition of stepping. Popularized by African-American fraternities and sororities as early as the 1970s, stepping has historical and cultural ties that draw back to South Africa’s Zulu people. Today stepping can be found in theater productions, television commercials and there is a huge non-collegiate competition circuit that starts as early as primary school age students. It’s evident that Step Afrika! values and is concerned about the future of the art form, but this tremendous milestone served as a great opportunity to look into the past from where it all started.

On June 4 in the Blackburn Center a VIP Gala was held to celebrate the many accomplishments that the first professional arts group dedicated to stepping. Founder and Executive Director, C. Brian Williams along with Step Afrika! staff, alumni and the current cast welcomed cooperate sponsors, elected officials and public supporters, before the opening night performance. The Home Performance Series featured seven sets, some debuting for the first time others reaching back to the very founding of the company. Two days later at the midway point of the performance schedule the spark from the cast is still apparent. What can go underappreciated during these kinds of showcases is striking the delicate balance between paying homage to the choreography this ensemble is known for and allowing the natural artistic evolution that comes with new influences.

Back in Ira Aldridge the program has moved from the center stage to the back of theater. Percussionists Abdou Muhammad with the spotlight on him walks unhurriedly down the aisle yet his hands are striking his drum rapidly, building drama with every replication of his beat. Now onstage at standstill Muhammad is playing at a furious pace and crescendos as the cast takes their place onstage to start the next piece. Under the artistic direction of Mfon Akpan and Christopher Brient the full and complete use of the space was an achievement. Throughout the entire show you felt involved and enveloped in the sights and sounds of the production. If you were not diligent to read the playbill the quick pace of the changing sets could throw you off but the overall narrative of the show was easy to grasp.

Three of the sets struck really distinctive notes. The Wade set starts with a bittersweet singing of “How I Made it Over” by cast member Brittany Smith. The scene is a baptism. In the foreground a minister is strapped in knee-high boots ready to walk into the river where for a time in this country was the only place available for African- American to perform this religious rite. Everyone has a part to play, the newly cleanse saint, the exuberant church lady, other surrounding church supporters, and the choir. The mood slowly breaks from somber and builds to jubilation as the choir adorned in blue robs now giving a stirring rendition of “Wade in Water”. This is the art of stepping being uses as tool to pay homage to the deep-rooted tradition of the past. There is even an acknowledgment of the connections that could not be broken by our fateful trip across the Atlantic. For the same knee-high boots worn to protect Sunday’s Best in this land were worn by South African gold miners who would give birth to the Gumboot dancing tradition.

The next/step: hip hop set starts with two very different sounds bites. The first set within a news studio clearly after the acquittal of George Zimmerman for his involvement in the death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. A pundit tries to explain what happen between the Sanford teenager and the neighborhood watchman within the context of white fear of black criminality. The thrust of the commentary is if the black community is interested in avoiding the sad ritual of burying more of its children then this group must comport themselves in way to never frighten white people.

As this clip plays the cast dressed in baseball caps, jeans, and sneakers swirl around two younger cast members. Given the illusions that they are trapped within a cyclone type force, the movements are fluid but have sharp breakout into tap and modern dance.

The second soundbite is from the streets of Baltimore, after the uprising following the death of Freddie Gray. A news reporter ask a protester about stores that were burnt during the unrest and seemly without delay the protester asked why did it take the burning of stores to garner genuine news coverage. Through the twisting and untwisting of bodies and perspectives the audience is presented with stepping as protest art.

The finale of the show is Ndlamus. The cast is dressed in full Zulu garb and the heart of this set is each individual member stepping to the center of the circle to perform their best freestyle moves. Courtney Thrower leap with power and style that would leave an Olympic high jumper envious. While Danielle Dubois Glover peered into the audience and used our gaze against us as she playfully moved eliciting smiles and at other times smoldering that it felt like a taboo to stare. As each cast member came to the forefront that was no appearance of competition, in fact it was sprit of collaboration as they cheered each other on and did not hide their appreciation for a well-executed move, but before long everyone had their turn and it was over. This was a great display how the art of stepping can unify.

With 30 years of history and tradition stepping is sometimes still described by using other art forms, but it is not line dancing, tap, nor Irish rhythm dance. It’s stepping. As Step Afrika! has mixed other elements of dance into stepping they are showing it’s versatility, but it is still strong enough of artistic expression to stand on its own.

As the curtain call turned into a roll call each cast member stepped forward smiling brightly each bowing deeply than flashed their fraternity and or sorority hand signs, while the audience show their gratitude. The majority of the Divine Nine Originations were represented in the cast, which was fitting since those bodies laid the foundation for stepping, as we know it. In the playbill the question was asked what will Step Afrika! look like in another 20 years? If this Home Performance Series gives us any indication into the future of Step Afrika!, it will be connected to its history, aware and willing to remark on the present, while looking to inspire the next generation.

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See the Magic and Power of Brazilian Martial Art Capoeira at the Ginga Mundo Group Batizado June 18th, 19th and 20th in New York City

On June 18th, 19th and 20th, 2015, the Ginga Mundo school of the Brazilian martial art Capoeira will be hosting a Batizado (or “baptism”) at Essex Street Academy, 350 Grand Street, Manhattan, along with performances and workshops that are open to all schools as well as open to the public. The event is co-hosted by Ginga Mundo Instructor Pena Verde, Professora Pimentinha, and world famous Capoeira Mestre (or Master) Sabiá, coming directly from Bahia, Brazil.

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Instructor Pena Verde demonstrating a Capoeira kick called an Armada Martelo at Sacred Studio in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, where he teaches class (all levels) on Tuesdays at 6:00pm and Saturdays at 2pm. (Photo by Ace Murray / Brooklyn Juice Photography.)

Capoeira — pronounced “capo-wey-da” — is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines dance, music, percussion, songs, self-defense techniques and acrobatics. According to legend, Capoeira began over four centuries ago when African slaves in Brazil trained to fight under the guise of dance in order to fool their masters and liberate themselves. Graceful sweeps and cartwheels performed to rhythmic drumming concealed their deadly techniques of attack, defense and trickery…and a totally one-of-a-kind martial art emerged.

Capoeira is played in a circle, called a roda (pronounced “hoda”) to the sound of live music — specifically songs written for the sport, and instruments (the Berimbau, the Atabaque, the Pandeiro and the Agogô) which determine the rhythm, pace and style of game that is played.

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Mestre Sabiá playing with Professora Pimentinha at an outdoor roda in Belgium he organized. As you can see from all the onlookers behind the players, Capoeira always draws a crowd. To see more click here.

Capoeira is, in a word, beautiful, and mesmerizing to watch. There is a joyful and playful spirit to Capoeira (in fact, in Portuguese you joga or play Capoeira) and, because it utilizes dance and acrobatics and players don’t just punch, kick and hit each other, there is a mystery and magic to the martial art that make it truly unique.

However, Capoeira is also a dangerous martial art of deception and trickery in which the whimsy of a smiling Capoeirista (as practitioners are called) performing an acrobatic movement (referred to as Floreios — or flourishes — in the sport) can turn on a dime into a powerful kick to the torso or take down at the heels that sends the opponent flying across the roda and landing ingloriously on their back. If a real fight has broken out (which can happen amongst the professional ranks) it will lead to real injury. This is a part of what is referred to in the sport as Mandinga, which is the trickery and deception that is central to a powerful Capoeira game because the most successful attempt to kick or take-down your opponent is the one they don’t see coming.

A Batizado is a traditional Capoeira event where new players are initiated and Capoeiristas advance in rank. At a typical Batizado world-class professional Capoeiristas from all over the city and the world come to help initiate new players, play each other, and to perform for the audience. I would describe Capoeira in that sphere as a combination between Carnival, Cirque du Soleil and a back-alley favela street-fight. It is truly a sight to behold. And a Batizado is the place to witness it.

Of course, nothing as spectacular as Capoeira comes easy. Unlike many other ancient physical arts that have been commercialized and watered down (think of 6 week online Yoga teaching certificates and Karate Black Belts given out at strip malls) Capoeira has stayed true to the historical standards, thresholds and rigor that make it so spectacular. No amount of money can pay for a rank – it must be earned through years of training – and there are very few Capoeira masters in the world, and those few who have achieved it have devoted their entire lives to the art.

But like any great achievement, gaining any real skill and rank in Capoeira is worth it. And the rigor and rewards can be seen at Pena Verde’s classes.

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Students train individual movements in formation (such as the Negativa seen above) which are assembled in sequences, and all of which require a tremendous amount of strength, training, agility and flexibility to get right. (Photo by Ace Murray / Brooklyn Juice Photography.)

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Students learn dozens of basic kicks, ducks and maneuvers which can be assembled in infinite variation, and practice them in a game of constant motion and surprise, as seen above with Pena kicking a Bênção and a student practicing a duck, or Esquiva, all done to the type of game determined by the music. (Photo by Ace Murray / Brooklyn Juice Photography.)

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Students spend years learning how to do the first, basic movement of Capoeira, which is the Ginga (or swing), which Pena can be seen teaching a white chord (or beginner) how to do above. (Photo by Ace Murray / Brooklyn Juice Photography.)

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Pena with Cordão de Ouro guest Faisca leading the roda on the Berimbaus. All Capoeiristas must learn how to play the Berimbau, which is the primary instrument of Capoeira. The pace and rhythm of the Berimbau determine what kind of game players play — São Bento Grande (high, fast and combative); Benguela (medium to slow and more towards the ground); or Angola (a game with a heavier emphasis on trickery played close to the floor). (Photo by Ace Murray / Brooklyn Juice Photography.)

If you want to see the magic, excitement, danger and power of Capoeira up close, or if you want to take the workshops and / or join in playing in a Batizado roda, the Ginga Mundo Batizado is the place to do so. See details below:

The Batizado and workshops will be held at Essex Street Academy, 350 Grand Street, Manhattan. All Capoeira schools welcome, and events and workshops are open to the public.

Thursday, June 18:

6 – 7 p.m.: Family Capoeira workshop for children (ages 5 and up) and their families with Mestre Sabiá
7:30 – 10 p.m.: Adult Capoeira workshop with Mestre Sabiá

Friday, June 19:

7 – 8 p.m.: Adult Capoeira workshop with Mestre Sabiá
8:30 – 9:30 p.m.: Pena Verde’s adult Batizado

Saturday, June 20:

9:30am – 11:30 a.m.: Adult workshop with Mestre Sabiá
11:30am – 12:30 p.m.: Children’s Batizado with Professora Pimentinha
8 p.m. till: Batizado after-party at Lot 45 in Bushwick

Event prices:

For all three adult workshops, the Batizado, and an event t-shirt: $ 105

Family workshop: $ 25 per child plus one caregiver/parent; $ 10 suggested donation for each additional family member

Individual adult workshop: $ 30

Capoeiristas coming to play in the Batizado rodas are asked to purchase an event t-shirt for $ 25.

Guests coming to watch the Batizados are asked to make a donation of school supplies Essex Street Academy.

Pena Verde’s adult classes:

Tuesdays 6pm to 7:15pm and Saturdays 2:00pm to 3:30pm at Sacred Studios, 197 Clifton Place, Brooklyn, New York. All levels.

Thursdays 8:15pm to 9:15pm at Breakin Bounderies, 11 Newell Street, Brooklyn, New York. All levels.

To know more about Pena Verde’s Ginga Mundo classes and get up to date information on times and dates:

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To connect with Professora Pimentinha click here.

To connect with Mestre Sabiá , click here.

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Designs for 20th Century Interiors

Designs for 20th Century Interiors


From Art Deco and the Bauhaus to the explosion of colour in the 60s and the return to minimalism in the 90s, this volume explores the 20th-century approach to designing interiors. It features a selection of original sketches, drawings and CAD (Computer Aided Design) printouts from the National Collection of Designs at the V & A. Furniture, ceramics, sale catalogues and other items from the V & A collections provide clues as to the relationship between initial idea and finished product. The illustrations show the innovative and often cutting-edge designs produced by some of the leading designers of the day. Four key sections – living rooms, kitchens and dining rooms, bathrooms and bedrooms – not only demonstrate a range of ideas for the domestic interior, but also highlight the huge lifestyle changes that occurred across Europe and America during the 20th century. Looking at the tension between the ‘traditional’ and the ‘new’ looks, the book also examines the importance of image to 20th-century consumers of designed products.

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Julia Collins Wins 20th Victory On ‘Jeopardy!’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julia Collins can count another “Jeopardy!” victory and another milestone.

The TV game show said Collins won her 20th game Friday, putting her alone in second place for most consecutive non-tournament victories. When she scored her 19th win on Thursday, she was in a second-place tie with season 22 contestant David Madden.

The top “Jeopardy!” player is Ken Jennings, who won 74 straight games in season 21 for a total of $ 2.5 million in prize money.

The 31-year-old Collins already has set a record as the winningest female “Jeopardy!” contestant ever, both in money and number of games.

A business consultant from the Chicago area, Collins had raked in $ 428,100 as of Friday. She’ll be back on the pre-taped show Monday as she bids for win No. 21.
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20th Century Photography

20th Century Photography


The history of photography began some 150 years ago, but only relatively recently has it been fully recognised as a medium in its own right. Cologne’s Museum Ludwig was the first museum of contemporary art to devote a substantial section to international photography. The L. Fritz Gruber collection, from which this book is drawn, is one of the most important in Germany and one of the most representative anywhere in the world, constituting the core of the museum’s holdings.This book provides a fascinating insight into the collection’s rich diversity; from conceptual art to abstraction to reportage, all of the major movements and genres are represented via a vast selection of the century’s most remarkable photographs. From Ansel Adams to Piet Zwart – the best and most important photographers of the century are listed in alphabetical order, with images and biographical information.It offers more bang for your buck! ‘…a fast-food, high-energy fix on the topic at hand’ – ‘The New York Times Book Review’.

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Passion for fashion. Between the first decade of the 20th century, when women were still locked into figure-shaping corsets, to the last years of the millennium, when sexy sweats and low-rise jeans became must-have status items, fashion evolved from a luxury enjoyed by the highest echelon of society to a global business that whisks trends off the runway and into the stores before the last supermodel has left the catwalk. From full skirts to miniskirts and morning coats to leisure suits, men’s and women’s clothing design evolved so rapidly that it was all one could do to keep up and stay in style. Each decade is now associated with definable fashions, short-lived fads and signature silhouettes. And in recent decades, retro has become de rigueur, as designers continually recycle the past for modern-day inspiration. Featuring over 500 ads from the Jim Heimann Collection, these fashion advertisements from 1900 to 1999 give readers a stylish retrospective on the century that defined, redefined, and reinterpreted fashion as we now know it.Arranged by decade and bursting with illustrations, the book’s introduction, chapter text, and year-by-year timelines explore major trends in fashion – from a speciality business to the mass market. Highlighted throughout the book are the historical events, key magazines, the influence of movies and pop culture, and important trends, brands, and retailers. Whether you’re a clothes horse or a fashion amateur, this visual history will provide a comprehensive guide to the evolution of 20th-century style.

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