Photo Friday

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While working at Mohegan Sun this current week a giant car show has come into town. Yes, Barrett Jackson has once returned with their classic car show and auction. The world renowned Barrett Jackson got me thinking about cars and forms of transportation. Well, that is why I chose this photo of two wagons. Once upon a time, there were no cars instead  horse and buggy, so to say. Instead, people needed to use a horse instead of a steering wheel. Carriages or wagons, whichever you want to call them, make me think of all the fun and fantastic cars that are at Mohegan Sun this weekend.

Theater Thursday: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

There are not too many musicals about a serial killer. In Stephen Sondheims Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street there is tale of a killer with revenge intertwined. Originally known as Benjamin Barker, Sweeney Todd returns to London after being set up on a trumped up charge by the perverted and corrupt Judge Turpin. Turpin in the years since he has been in Australia serving time has raped his wife, who has committed suicide, and now has custody of his daughter, whom he is determined to marry. Sweeney Todd uses his talents while helping out young sailor Anthony, who is in love with his daughter, bringing justice to his family, and finally avenging everything that was taken from him.

Read It Wednesday: Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone

50 Children's Books You Should Definitely Reread as an AdultOne of my favorite all time book series is Harry Potter. Written by J.K. Rowling we are introduced to a magical world like no other. Starting off in the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone, we enter Hogwarts.

Harry Potter has lived a miserable life with his aunt, uncle, and cousin. The Dursleys are the only family who he has left and he has spent ten miserable years with them. Well, all of that changes on his eleventh birthday when he finds out he is a wizard. From there he is whisked away to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Finally, he is able to have friends, participate in a sport, and get treated with respect that he has never had. However, as the school year goes on he starts to suspect something sinister is going on. After learning his parents were murdered by the most evil wizard of all time Lord Voldemort, he suspects one of the teachers, Snape, is trying to resurrect him. With the help of his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger he goes to work on stopping this from happening.

TV Tuesday: Coupling

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Taking an international turn on my TV Tuesdays, I have decided to take on the British sitcom Coupling. Following the comedic, yet relate able lives, of six young adults living in London. With Jeff, Sally, Susan, Steve, Patrick, and Jane the six of them lean on each others shoulders when time get rough, ask for advice when needed, and stick out some of the most ridiculous situations you can think of. While many have compared the show to Friends, Coupling takes on a life of its own.

Music Monday: John Williams

John Williams' Life in Movies: InfographicThis Music Monday is going to take a different turn. This week I have chosen the legendary composer John Williams. Known for creating the theme score for Star Wars and Jaws, John Williams has managed to make a name for himself in the musical world. Many look up to him, while several enjoy his music from a young age not knowing his name. John Williams name is not far from many classic scores, like Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, and Saving Private Ryan. John Williams music is one that will live on for many to enjoy.

Photo Friday

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The weekend is finally here, only to find another rainy day again. However, since the high heat this past week it doesn’t feel so bad. Yet, rainy days seem to be a habit on Friday’s lately.

Theater Thursday: Hello Dolly!

DollyPlay.jpgThis past weekend was the Tony Awards with many familiar faces making appearances for Broadways biggest night. Among those was Bette Midler who won Best Actress in a Musical for portraying the lead role in Hello Dolly! A well known actress deserving a Tony in a story about a well known widow who makes a living by matchmaking.

Dolly Levi is a woman who loves life decides to reinvent herself. By meddling, matchmaking among other things she manages to make a name for herself. Along the way she catches the eye of a well to do millionaire, Horace. However, the gruff Horace and the brash Dolly struggle to meet eye to eye while falling in love with each other. The struggle starts to come all to real for the two with the only question of whether or not their love will survive.

Read-It Wednesday: The Great Gatsby

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One of my all time favorite books is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The perfect summer romance about a man who never gave up on his dream. Told through the eyes of Nick Carraway, a bystander in this saga, we see the jazz age in a different light. Following Jay Gatsby and his love for Daisy Buchanan as he wins her heart over and over again. However, Daisy is married to a man who has an affair leading to danger around for Jay, Daisy, and Nick as the summer ends. Taking place in the 1920’s against the high end East Egg on Long Island making a The Great Gatsby a true summer classic.

TV Tuesdays: America’s Got Talent

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Dreams do come true on America’s Got Talent. This past week there was quite a bit of buzz when a deaf singer, Mandy Harvey, earned Simon Cowell’s coveted gold buzzer (sending her straight through to the live show). However, many other talented people who do not sing have been discovered. Talented ventriloquists, hilarious comedians, gravity defying gymnasts, death defying magicians, and how-did-they-do-that magicians have all gotten a start on America’s Got Talent. This is one show that many people tune into to watch because this is not just a singing competition, but one for anyone who has a dream and is brave enough to chase it.

Music Monday: Krishna Das

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One of my new favorite singers has to be Krishna Das. I was recently introduced through his music through yoga. The music he makes is a Hindu devotional by chanting. Yet, there is something soothing and calming about the words he sings. Whether I am at home or in shavasana, Krishna Das is one favorite that I won’t let go.