HAMILTON – An American Musical: August 17, 2015 – Richard Rodgers Theater, Reviewed

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At the center of the Hamilton’s story is the relationship between Hamilton and Burr. Burr’s motto was “smile more talk less … don’t let them know what you stand for” whereas Hamilton was an outspoken proponent for a strong central government and a modern economic vision and often in opposition with Jefferson and Madison. Hamilton became George Washington’s most trusted adviser and confidant while Burr’s political aspirations were repeatedly thwarted. Burr is often seen looking on contemptuously instead of being invited into “In the Room Where it Happened.”

One Direction: The View From A Former 17 Year Old Babysitter

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“Whether a teenager is writing music, identifying with lyrical and musical themes, or dancing wildly at a live show, the cathartic experience provides a channel for expressing and dealing with a wide range of emotions. A shared love of music gives those in the group a common interest and a basis for friendship, which has many potential emotional benefits (Livestrong, 2013).

Taylor Swift At Metlife Stadium, Saturday, July 11th, 2015, Review

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Her Mom shared with me that she received a text from Richa explaining how Taylor said, “even though things are hard they will get better” and mentioned her Dad. It was a comforting moment for both. Of course, adults can see a light at the end of the tunnel but kids need more experience, growth to know things will improve and maybe they need to hear it from a super star to believe it.

The Mavericks Visit Town Hall

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The band was so cool to watch – the keyboardist dressed in a pink suit from head-to-toe (including a fedora) who never stopped moving, the electric guitarist dressed in red with dangerously pointy shoes reminded me of a bullfighter with his choreographed movements (guitar his muleta), the horns, bass and ever present accordion

A Margaret Mullen Christmas

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My daughters are in fourth grade now and to see the BELIEF in their eyes and to hear the EXCITEMENT in their stories is priceless. I never questioned how Santa Claus came while there were still adults present but my daughters did. I lie more during the holidays than any other time of year.

Justin Timberlake And My Own 20/20 Experience

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Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids take to the stage with Pusher Love Girl. The backdrop is white with shadows of JT and the band with streaming white lights – simple, sexy. What I love about Justin Timberlake – he is a contemporary artist with ‘real’ sophistication

Marathons , Mid-life and Music Oh My …

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In 2009, guaranteed entry because the three consecutive years I did not get a number through the lottery. Trained with music and ran the last six miles (typically the hardest for me) with music which definitely brought me to the finish line.

It’s My Ride – I Won’t Quit, Cause I Want More

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It’s 2:30A and I am wide awake. What I really want to do is go back to sleep but I know myself too well. I’ll lay here for an hour or so and not fall asleep until about 4A which typically would be okay but I really want to go to the gym and Spin at 5:30A

Temp Run Revised: A Runner Counts The Beats Of Your Heart!

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Added Katy Perry because my heart rate elevated too quickly and Roar does not have as many BPMs as some of the other songs. Removed Van Halen Running With the Devil because it just did not work with the rest of the mix. Added I’m on Fire at the end because I needed a cool down song.

Wedding Day First Dance Songs

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Three years to the day, he brought me back to the place we met and proposed. We couldn’t agree on a song. Sea of Love came on the radio during a trip back to NY from Newport. Wanting to check something off the ‘wedding to do list’ … yes, it’s great