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My Vacation in Australia GoPro HD Hero 2

A video of my first trip to Australia to meet my penpal of 15 years. Over the course of three and a half weeks, I was lucky enough to explore such areas as M…

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Our Vacation to Australia

These are photos I took on our vacation to Australia May 14 to 24, 2012. They include our flight from Birmingham, Alabama, a stop in Los Angeles, and our fli…

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SANTARAN303 | Go Vacation Lets Play Ep.19 (Snow Resort Gameplay)

If you enjoyed the video I would appreciate a “like”, Thank you! Episode 19 of Go Vacation Lets Play on Kawawii’s Snow Resort. Go Vacation Lets Play on the N…

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Don McLean

Event on 2014-08-02 20:00:00

Don McLean was born on October 2nd 1945 in New Rochelle, NY to Elizabeth and Donald McLean. By the age of five he had developed an interest in all forms of music and would spend hours listening to the radio and his father's 78rpm records. Childhood asthma meant that Don missed long periods of school and while he slipped back in his studies, his love of music was allowed to flourish. He would often perform shows for family and friends.As a teenager, he purchased his first guitar (a Harmony F Hole with a sunburst finish) from the House of Music in New Rochelle and took opera lessons paid for by his sister. These lessons combined with many hours in the swimming pool, helped Don to develop breath control, which would later allow him to sing long, continuous phrases, in songs such as "Crying", without taking a breath. The exercise also meant his asthma got better.In 1961, Don took his one and only vacation with his father a trip to Washington D.C. Sadly, a few months later his father died. Don was just 15 years old.By this time, Don's musical focus was very much on folk thanks, in part, to The Weavers landmark 1955 recording "Live at Carnegie Hall". Don was determined to become a professional musician and singer and, as a 16 year old, he was already making contacts in the business. After managing to get his home number from the telephone directory, Don phoned Erik Darling. They become friends and Don visited his apartment in New York frequently.Through Erik Darling, Don recorded his first studio sessions with Lisa Kindred and was invited to join a group with Darling and the other members of the Rooftop Singers. However, even at that time, Don saw himself as a troubadour and turned down the offer.While at Villanova University in 1963 (he stayed for just four months), Don met and became friends with Jim Croce and President Kennedy was assassinated.After leaving Villanova, Don worked for "Harold Leventhal Management". This started a six year period during which time Don performed at venues like the Bitter End and Gaslight Caf in New York, the Newport Folk Festival, the Cellar Door in Washington, D.C., the Main Point in Philadelphia, the Troubadour and Ash Grove in Los Angeles and over forty colleges throughout New York and New England. He appeared with such artists as Herbie Mann, Brownie McGee and Sonny Terry, Melanie, Steppenwolf, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Janis Ian, Josh White, Ten Wheel Drive and others. This was the start of Don McLean's career as a professional singer, songwriter, musician and performer.Don also found time to attend night school at Iona College and, in 1968, graduated with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration but turned down a prestigious scholarship to Columbia University Graduate School in favour of becoming resident singer at Caf Lena in NY.While resident at Cafe Lena, the New York State Council for the Arts invited Don to become their Hudson River Troubadour. He accepted and spent the summer travelling from town to town in the Hudson Valley, giving talks about the environment and singing songs for whoever would turn up to listen.A year later, Don was a member of the first crew of the Sloop Clearwater. With Pete Seeger, they travelled the Atlantic seaboard giving concerts at each port and featuring in the news wherever they went.In 1969, Don also recorded his first album, "Tapestry", in Berkeley, CA. The student riots were going on outside the studio door as Don was singing "And I Love You So" inside. The album was first released by Mediarts and attracted good reviews and achieved modest commercial success.The transition to major international stardom began in 1971 with the release of "American Pie". "American Pie" was recorded on 26th May 1971 and a month later received its first radio airplay on New York's WNEW-FM and WPLJ-FM to mark the closing of The Fillmore East, the famous New York concert hall. However Don's first live public performance of the song had received an indifferent reaction from the audience. He had excitedly got some pretty young girl to come up on stage to hold the (many) pages of lyrics for him. He sang the song and the audience was stunned into silence! Little did they know that they had just heard the song that was to become one of the most famous songs of all time.Thirty years later, "American Pie" was voted number 5 in a poll of the 365 "Songs of the Century" compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.The top five were:"Over the Rainbow" by Judy Garland"White Christmas" by Bing Crosby"This Land Is Your Land" by Woody Guthrie"Respect" by Aretha Franklin;and "American Pie" by Don McLean."American Pie" was issued as a double A-side single in November 1971 and charted within a month. Very quickly, the attention from media and public alike catapulted the single to #1 in the USA and Don to instant international superstardom. Every line of the song was analysed time and time again to find the real meaning. Don has always refused to sanction any of the many interpretations, so adding to its mystery. The great "American Pie debate" continues today on the Internet. Don once suggested that when he is old and poor he would open a pay-to-listen phone line on which he would tell all! Somehow, that is unlikely because Don has maintained the publishing rights to his songs. "So when people ask me what "American Pie" means, I tell them it means I don't ever have to work again if I don't want to."The second single, "Vincent", charted on 18th March 1972 going on to reach US#12, UK#1. The "American Pie" album remained at #1 in the UK for 7 weeks in 1972, and in the UK charts for 53 consecutive weeks.In the wake of "American Pie", Don became a major concert attraction and was able to call upon material not only from his two albums but from a tremendous repertoire of old concert hall numbers and the complete catalogues of singers such as Buddy Holly, and another McLean influence, Frank Sinatra. The years spent playing gigs in small clubs and coffee houses paid off with well-paced performances. Don's first concert at the Albert Hall in 1972 was a triumphant success.Concert footage, and other with video clips, played to McLean songs formed the award winning 1972 film "Till Tomorrow" produced by Bob Elfstrom (a project they had started working on in 1968).With all this success, "Tapestry" was reissued by United Artists and charted in the USA on 12th February 1972 reaching #111 and the top-15 in the United Kingdom; it includes two of Don's most famous songs: "And I Love You So" and "Castles in the Air".Don's third album, simply entitled "Don McLean", included the song "The Pride Parade" that provides an insight into Don's immediate reaction to his instant superstardom. Don told "Melody Maker" magazine in 1973 that "Tapestry" was an album by someone previously concerned with external situations. "American Pie" combines externals with internals and the resultant success of that album makes the third one ("Don McLean") entirely introspective".The fourth album, "Playin Favourites" became a top-40 hit in the UK in 1973 and included the classic, "Mountains of Mourne" and Buddy Holly's "Everyday", a live rendition of which returned Don to the UK singles chart. McLean said, "The last album ("Don McLean") was a study in depression whereas the new one ("Playin Favourites") is almost the quintessence of optimism, with a feeling of "Wow, I just woke up from a bad dream".1973 was also a great success for Don McLean the songwriter and Don McLean the performer. Perry Como recorded "And I Love You So" from the "Tapestry" album and took it to the UK top-5 and American top-30. Como's version was nominated for a Grammy but was beaten by a song about Don, "Killing Me Softly With His Song", sung by Roberta Flack and written by Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox after Lori Leiberman had attended a McLean concert at the LA Troubadour.Throughout the 1970s, Don McLean remained an in-demand concert performer. In 1975, 85000 fans attended his London Hyde Park concert. 1977, saw a brief liaison with Arista Records that yielded the "Prime Time" album before, in 1978, Don's career began again in Nashville where he would work with Elvis Presley's backing singers, "The Jordanaires" and many of Elvis's old musicians. The result was "Chain Lightning" and the UK No 1, "Crying". The early 1980s saw further chart successes with "Since I Don't Have You", a new recording of "Castles in the Air" and "It's Just the Sun".Some people are amazed when they read how successful, "American Pie Man", Don McLean has been. Far from fading away (like some of his 1970s singer-songwriter contemporaries), Don has remained very much in the upper echelons of popular music.In 1987, the release of the country-based "Love Tracks" album gave rise to the hit singles "Love in My Heart" (top-10 in Australia), "Can't Blame the Wreck on the Train" (US country #49) and "Eventually".Two years later, Don hit the UK top-10 with "American Pie" prompting many appearances on radio and TV including a one-hour special with Nicky Campbell on BBC radio 1 (available in RealAudio on this site), and the recording of the Manchester concert for video release in 1993. A favourite memory for many fans is Don performing "American Pie" live on "Top of the Pops" in 1991.In 1992, many previously unreleased songs became available on "Favorites and Rarities" while "Don McLean Classics" featured new studio recordings of "Vincent" and "American Pie". In 1994, Don appeared at the Buddy Holly tributes in the USA and London, and "Guns and Roses" took a replica of Don's version of "Since I Don't Have You" (a US top-20 hit for Don in April 1981) to the UK top-10. 1995 and "American Pie' returns to the top-40; this time in "techno-music" format performed by European artist, Just Luis.In 1996, "Killing Me Softly With His Song"', performed by The Fugees, was one of the biggest selling singles of the year.Don McLean credits his 1997 performance of "American Pie" at Garth Brooks' Central Park concert (attended by over 500,000 people) as the beginning of his third career comeback. According to Don, his first "comeback" had been the release of "Vincent" and the second, the release and massive success of "Crying"."Brooks was joined on stage by two surprise guest stars, Billy Joel and Don McLean, who brought down the house with an acoustic rendition of "American Pie." (CNN, 1997)Two years later Garth Brooks repaid the favour by appearing as a special guest (with Nanci Griffith) on Don's first ever American TV special, broadcast on PBS and now available as the "Starry Starry Night" video, DVD and CD. A month later, Don McLean wound up the 20th century by performing "American Pie" for President Clinton at the Lincoln Memorial Gala In Washington D.C.In 2000, Madonna recorded a cover version of "American Pie" that upon release in the UK entered the official singles chart at number 1 and made the US top-30 on air play points alone. This prompted EMI to release a new "Best of Don McLean" CD that gave Don his first top-30 album chart entry in almost 20 years."Madonna is a colossus in the music industry and she is going to be considered an important historical figure as well. She is a fine singer, a fine songwriter and record producer, and she has the power to guarantee success with any song she chooses to record. It is a gift for her to have recorded 'American Pie.' I have heard her version and I think it is sensual and mystical. I also feel that she's chosen autobiographical verses that reflect her career and personal history. I hope it will cause people to ask what's happening to music in America. I have received many gifts from God but this is the first time I have ever received a gift from a goddess."Don McLean, 2000.Even more surprising than Madonna having a hit with a Don McLean song, was George Michael's decision in 2003 to record "The Grave", from the "American Pie" album, as a protest against the Iraq war. He recorded the song for MTV and performed it live on Top of the Pops.I am proud of George Michael for standing up for life and sanity. I am delighted that he chose a song of mine to express these feelings. We must remember that the Wizard is really a cowardly old man hiding behind a curtain with a loud microphone. It takes courage and a song to pull the curtain open and expose him.Good Luck George-Don McLeanThe 21st Century has seen a number of new honours for Don McLean and his music. Iona College conferred an honorary doctorate on Don in 2001 and, in February 2002, "American Pie" was finally inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. This year sees Don McLean inaugurated into the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters' Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place on June 10th, 2004 in New York City and Don McLean says "this is wonderful, and unexpected validation for an old lone wolf like me. I am deeply moved."

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Don McLean

Event on 2014-08-03 19:30:00

Don McLean was born on October 2nd 1945 in New Rochelle, NY to Elizabeth and Donald McLean. By the age of five he had developed an interest in all forms of music and would spend hours listening to the radio and his father's 78rpm records. Childhood asthma meant that Don missed long periods of school and while he slipped back in his studies, his love of music was allowed to flourish. He would often perform shows for family and friends.As a teenager, he purchased his first guitar (a Harmony F Hole with a sunburst finish) from the House of Music in New Rochelle and took opera lessons paid for by his sister. These lessons combined with many hours in the swimming pool, helped Don to develop breath control, which would later allow him to sing long, continuous phrases, in songs such as "Crying", without taking a breath. The exercise also meant his asthma got better.In 1961, Don took his one and only vacation with his father a trip to Washington D.C. Sadly, a few months later his father died. Don was just 15 years old.By this time, Don's musical focus was very much on folk thanks, in part, to The Weavers landmark 1955 recording "Live at Carnegie Hall". Don was determined to become a professional musician and singer and, as a 16 year old, he was already making contacts in the business. After managing to get his home number from the telephone directory, Don phoned Erik Darling. They become friends and Don visited his apartment in New York frequently.Through Erik Darling, Don recorded his first studio sessions with Lisa Kindred and was invited to join a group with Darling and the other members of the Rooftop Singers. However, even at that time, Don saw himself as a troubadour and turned down the offer.While at Villanova University in 1963 (he stayed for just four months), Don met and became friends with Jim Croce and President Kennedy was assassinated.After leaving Villanova, Don worked for "Harold Leventhal Management". This started a six year period during which time Don performed at venues like the Bitter End and Gaslight Caf in New York, the Newport Folk Festival, the Cellar Door in Washington, D.C., the Main Point in Philadelphia, the Troubadour and Ash Grove in Los Angeles and over forty colleges throughout New York and New England. He appeared with such artists as Herbie Mann, Brownie McGee and Sonny Terry, Melanie, Steppenwolf, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Janis Ian, Josh White, Ten Wheel Drive and others. This was the start of Don McLean's career as a professional singer, songwriter, musician and performer.Don also found time to attend night school at Iona College and, in 1968, graduated with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration but turned down a prestigious scholarship to Columbia University Graduate School in favour of becoming resident singer at Caf Lena in NY.While resident at Cafe Lena, the New York State Council for the Arts invited Don to become their Hudson River Troubadour. He accepted and spent the summer travelling from town to town in the Hudson Valley, giving talks about the environment and singing songs for whoever would turn up to listen.A year later, Don was a member of the first crew of the Sloop Clearwater. With Pete Seeger, they travelled the Atlantic seaboard giving concerts at each port and featuring in the news wherever they went.In 1969, Don also recorded his first album, "Tapestry", in Berkeley, CA. The student riots were going on outside the studio door as Don was singing "And I Love You So" inside. The album was first released by Mediarts and attracted good reviews and achieved modest commercial success.The transition to major international stardom began in 1971 with the release of "American Pie". "American Pie" was recorded on 26th May 1971 and a month later received its first radio airplay on New York's WNEW-FM and WPLJ-FM to mark the closing of The Fillmore East, the famous New York concert hall. However Don's first live public performance of the song had received an indifferent reaction from the audience. He had excitedly got some pretty young girl to come up on stage to hold the (many) pages of lyrics for him. He sang the song and the audience was stunned into silence! Little did they know that they had just heard the song that was to become one of the most famous songs of all time.Thirty years later, "American Pie" was voted number 5 in a poll of the 365 "Songs of the Century" compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.The top five were:"Over the Rainbow" by Judy Garland"White Christmas" by Bing Crosby"This Land Is Your Land" by Woody Guthrie"Respect" by Aretha Franklin;and "American Pie" by Don McLean."American Pie" was issued as a double A-side single in November 1971 and charted within a month. Very quickly, the attention from media and public alike catapulted the single to #1 in the USA and Don to instant international superstardom. Every line of the song was analysed time and time again to find the real meaning. Don has always refused to sanction any of the many interpretations, so adding to its mystery. The great "American Pie debate" continues today on the Internet. Don once suggested that when he is old and poor he would open a pay-to-listen phone line on which he would tell all! Somehow, that is unlikely because Don has maintained the publishing rights to his songs. "So when people ask me what "American Pie" means, I tell them it means I don't ever have to work again if I don't want to."The second single, "Vincent", charted on 18th March 1972 going on to reach US#12, UK#1. The "American Pie" album remained at #1 in the UK for 7 weeks in 1972, and in the UK charts for 53 consecutive weeks.In the wake of "American Pie", Don became a major concert attraction and was able to call upon material not only from his two albums but from a tremendous repertoire of old concert hall numbers and the complete catalogues of singers such as Buddy Holly, and another McLean influence, Frank Sinatra. The years spent playing gigs in small clubs and coffee houses paid off with well-paced performances. Don's first concert at the Albert Hall in 1972 was a triumphant success.Concert footage, and other with video clips, played to McLean songs formed the award winning 1972 film "Till Tomorrow" produced by Bob Elfstrom (a project they had started working on in 1968).With all this success, "Tapestry" was reissued by United Artists and charted in the USA on 12th February 1972 reaching #111 and the top-15 in the United Kingdom; it includes two of Don's most famous songs: "And I Love You So" and "Castles in the Air".Don's third album, simply entitled "Don McLean", included the song "The Pride Parade" that provides an insight into Don's immediate reaction to his instant superstardom. Don told "Melody Maker" magazine in 1973 that "Tapestry" was an album by someone previously concerned with external situations. "American Pie" combines externals with internals and the resultant success of that album makes the third one ("Don McLean") entirely introspective".The fourth album, "Playin Favourites" became a top-40 hit in the UK in 1973 and included the classic, "Mountains of Mourne" and Buddy Holly's "Everyday", a live rendition of which returned Don to the UK singles chart. McLean said, "The last album ("Don McLean") was a study in depression whereas the new one ("Playin Favourites") is almost the quintessence of optimism, with a feeling of "Wow, I just woke up from a bad dream".1973 was also a great success for Don McLean the songwriter and Don McLean the performer. Perry Como recorded "And I Love You So" from the "Tapestry" album and took it to the UK top-5 and American top-30. Como's version was nominated for a Grammy but was beaten by a song about Don, "Killing Me Softly With His Song", sung by Roberta Flack and written by Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox after Lori Leiberman had attended a McLean concert at the LA Troubadour.Throughout the 1970s, Don McLean remained an in-demand concert performer. In 1975, 85000 fans attended his London Hyde Park concert. 1977, saw a brief liaison with Arista Records that yielded the "Prime Time" album before, in 1978, Don's career began again in Nashville where he would work with Elvis Presley's backing singers, "The Jordanaires" and many of Elvis's old musicians. The result was "Chain Lightning" and the UK No 1, "Crying". The early 1980s saw further chart successes with "Since I Don't Have You", a new recording of "Castles in the Air" and "It's Just the Sun".Some people are amazed when they read how successful, "American Pie Man", Don McLean has been. Far from fading away (like some of his 1970s singer-songwriter contemporaries), Don has remained very much in the upper echelons of popular music.In 1987, the release of the country-based "Love Tracks" album gave rise to the hit singles "Love in My Heart" (top-10 in Australia), "Can't Blame the Wreck on the Train" (US country #49) and "Eventually".Two years later, Don hit the UK top-10 with "American Pie" prompting many appearances on radio and TV including a one-hour special with Nicky Campbell on BBC radio 1 (available in RealAudio on this site), and the recording of the Manchester concert for video release in 1993. A favourite memory for many fans is Don performing "American Pie" live on "Top of the Pops" in 1991.In 1992, many previously unreleased songs became available on "Favorites and Rarities" while "Don McLean Classics" featured new studio recordings of "Vincent" and "American Pie". In 1994, Don appeared at the Buddy Holly tributes in the USA and London, and "Guns and Roses" took a replica of Don's version of "Since I Don't Have You" (a US top-20 hit for Don in April 1981) to the UK top-10. 1995 and "American Pie' returns to the top-40; this time in "techno-music" format performed by European artist, Just Luis.In 1996, "Killing Me Softly With His Song"', performed by The Fugees, was one of the biggest selling singles of the year.Don McLean credits his 1997 performance of "American Pie" at Garth Brooks' Central Park concert (attended by over 500,000 people) as the beginning of his third career comeback. According to Don, his first "comeback" had been the release of "Vincent" and the second, the release and massive success of "Crying"."Brooks was joined on stage by two surprise guest stars, Billy Joel and Don McLean, who brought down the house with an acoustic rendition of "American Pie." (CNN, 1997)Two years later Garth Brooks repaid the favour by appearing as a special guest (with Nanci Griffith) on Don's first ever American TV special, broadcast on PBS and now available as the "Starry Starry Night" video, DVD and CD. A month later, Don McLean wound up the 20th century by performing "American Pie" for President Clinton at the Lincoln Memorial Gala In Washington D.C.In 2000, Madonna recorded a cover version of "American Pie" that upon release in the UK entered the official singles chart at number 1 and made the US top-30 on air play points alone. This prompted EMI to release a new "Best of Don McLean" CD that gave Don his first top-30 album chart entry in almost 20 years."Madonna is a colossus in the music industry and she is going to be considered an important historical figure as well. She is a fine singer, a fine songwriter and record producer, and she has the power to guarantee success with any song she chooses to record. It is a gift for her to have recorded 'American Pie.' I have heard her version and I think it is sensual and mystical. I also feel that she's chosen autobiographical verses that reflect her career and personal history. I hope it will cause people to ask what's happening to music in America. I have received many gifts from God but this is the first time I have ever received a gift from a goddess."Don McLean, 2000.Even more surprising than Madonna having a hit with a Don McLean song, was George Michael's decision in 2003 to record "The Grave", from the "American Pie" album, as a protest against the Iraq war. He recorded the song for MTV and performed it live on Top of the Pops.I am proud of George Michael for standing up for life and sanity. I am delighted that he chose a song of mine to express these feelings. We must remember that the Wizard is really a cowardly old man hiding behind a curtain with a loud microphone. It takes courage and a song to pull the curtain open and expose him.Good Luck George-Don McLeanThe 21st Century has seen a number of new honours for Don McLean and his music. Iona College conferred an honorary doctorate on Don in 2001 and, in February 2002, "American Pie" was finally inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. This year sees Don McLean inaugurated into the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters' Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place on June 10th, 2004 in New York City and Don McLean says "this is wonderful, and unexpected validation for an old lone wolf like me. I am deeply moved."

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Hellogoodbye

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Hellogoodbye

Event on 2014-04-15 20:00:00

Hellogoodbye

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Everything is Debatable is out now on Old Friends Records and garnering critical acclaim: MTV Buzzworthy declares “…the electro-powered chorus squeezes wordless vocal hooks next to Kline’s lyrics and funky guitar chords, as disco drums keep the beat moving…” and Alternative Press hails the album as “…an expertly produced indie-pop record…” while the OC Register praises the albums “…delicate dance-pop melodies.”

The album marks Hellogoodbye's first studio release since 2010’s Would It Kill You? and follows their self-released digital live album Did It Kill You? Recorded throughout 2012 and 2013 in Nashville, San Francisco, Long Beach and Los Angeles, the album was produced by Joe Chiccarelli (The Strokes, The White Stripes, My Morning Jacket) and Hellogoodbye frontman Forrest Kline with additional production by Carlos De La Garza (Paramore, M83).

Most people do not take vacations often enough, some not at all. Quality vacations let us recapture that feeling of childlike exploratory freedom, which we seem to experience less and less frequently as we age. We can have fun without worrying about the familiar consequences presented to us regularly in life. Taking a good amount of time away from our daily stresses allows us to return to our lives refreshed and better equipped to handle whatever comes next.

The eastern seaboard’s foremost relaxation specialists have teamed up to compile this unique collection of serenity-inducing sonic arrangements. The audio program you are about to experience was designed with the sole purpose of relaxing the listener and sending their mind on a well-deserved trip. No airfare needed, no reservations. Simply settle in, relax and enjoy; Vacation from anywhere at anytime.
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GROOVIN GARDEN – Sunday Organic Brunch at The NEWS LOUNGE CAFE

Event on 2014-04-20 11:00:00

Make SUNday a FUNday in The GROOVIN GARDEN at The NEWS LOUNGE CAFE
The Ultimate Organic Brunch with a Musical Twist!!!

• The News Lounge Cafe offers an all-organic Brunch Menu every Sunday from 11a – 5pm.

• The concept of the Brunch is to promote healthy eating with the highest quality of food and very moderate prices; a truly wonderful culinary experience!

• Enjoy specials on Mimosas ( all-you-can-drink) made with organic orange juice freshly squeezed in-house; Mojitos and Sangria pitchers are just ; plus a great value happy hour drinks and cocktails menu is also available.

• The Menu is custom-tailored by Chef Nuno Grullon who specializes in organic cuisine. His intricately designed menu caters to non-vegetarians, vegetarians, and vegans.

• A bulk of the produce and ingredients used for the Sunday Brunch come from local organic food suppliers, picked timely to guarantee the highest level of freshness. In addition, we invite local farmers to sell their organic produce during the Brunch hours to those who are interested in doing a bit of shopping after they finish eating.

• Both the Organic Brunch and Fresh Farmer's Market attract local residents and people (fans) as far as Palm Beach on a regular basis. We also host people who are visiting South Florida from other parts of the U.S. and from overseas that have heard about the GROOVIN GARDEN. They reserve the Sunday afternoon during their vacation to make sure that they come and experience the Sunday Brunch.

• Come to chill out to groovy tunes by DJ Chilly; from Motown to Funk, and Balearic Soulful House Music…

• It is highly recommended that you reserve for groups larger than 5 people to make sure that you don’t have to wait to be seated. To make a reservation online via our website: www.thenewslounge.com, or call: 305.758.9932

• It’s definitely buzzing… The Brunch is now attracting large crowd who come to enjoy the culinary delights, sip on exotic cocktails, shop at our fresh market, or simply chill out in our garden like oasis courtyard.

• So, make it your Sunday Ritual and join us in the GROOVIN GARDEN at THE NEWS LOUNGE… Address: 5580 NE 4th Court, Miami, FL 33137 – Tel: 305.758.9932

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Packing For A Beach Vacation

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Reflections On Washington Dc

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Reflections on Washington, D.C.
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Image by Sam Antonio Photography

On my last night in Washington, D.C. I returned to the Lincoln Memorial, not necessarily for photography, but to reflect on my journey.

When I was a political hack many years ago I would frequent the Lincoln Memorial steps at night to take in what I believe, in my humble opinion, is one of the most inspirational views in the United States of America. From the memorial steps you can take in the views of the entire National Mall: the Reflecting Pool, The National World War II Memorial, The Washington Monument and The U.S. Capitol.

The last two years I visited the memorial the view from the steps were to say the least very uninspiring since the Reflecting Pool was undergoing structural improvements, which meant it was drained of all its water and a big, hideous fence enclosed the entire area. Without any water in the pool the iconic shot of The Washington Monument reflected in the pool was not possible. It was here at the pool that one of the most famous scenes in American cinema was filmed. Remember when Forrest Gump and Jenny ran across the Reflecting Pool to embrace one another? Now that the water was gone so was the magic.

In the two weeks I was in Washington, D.C. I would always walk past the eyesore formerly known as the Reflecting Pool. One day I was doing research for photo locations around the city when I came across a news report that the construction on the pool was done and they would start refilling the pool with water on the day before I would depart D.C. The speed of the U.S. federal government moves slower than a handicapped snail, so likewise I was not expecting them to meet their deadline.

On my last evening in D.C., I took a stroll across The National Mall toward The Lincoln Memorial. To my surprise the fence was taken down and the pool was partially filled up with water.

I sat there just enjoying the views when suddenly a tour group of high school girls approached the memorial steps and were taking pictures. I overheard one of them say, “Why is there a swimming pool there?”

“Well, like, you know, it gets hot in D.C. during the summer,” replied one girl.

I had to take this photograph just to remember the huge laugh I had that evening.

Happy Travels!

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Rise of the Silver Surfer
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Another glorious day ends, along with my series on warm winter days in my hometown of San Diego, California. I hope you guys enjoyed it.

I’ll be posting more photos of San Diego in the future, but at the moment I have so many other photos to share with you guys from my globe trekking journeys.

Here is a photograph I took of Marvel Comics superhero The Silver Surfer at Oceanside Beach. How cool is that?

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With a population of over 1.3 million, San Diego is the eight largest city in the country and the second largest city on the West Coast. Blessed with pristine beaches, diverse cultures, world renown tourist attractions, a strong military presence and near perfect climate it has been declared, "America’s Finest City."

San Diego is considered the birthplace of California. Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo landed in San Diego’s Point Loma area in 1542, claiming the area for Spain. In 1972 former mayor Pete Wilson gave the city the nickname, "America’s Finest City."

Bordered in the North by Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, The Pacific Ocean in the West, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in the East and Tijuana, Mexico in the South, San Diego stands alone as an American paradise.

And yes, San Diego is so cool that The Silver Surfer surfs at our beaches.

Happy Travels!

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Lost in Social Media and in the Jungle of Palenque, Mexico
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I thought I had posted this photo here on Flickr.

I lost track since I am involved in a million social media sites like Facebook, Google +, Twitter, Pinterest….

I think I am losing touch with reality since my life has been enveloped by social media.

Just the other day I received the biggest shock of my life, my Apple iPhone rang! Nowadays, everybody uses their smartphones for everything but talking on the phone. It was a good friend of mine who wanted to know if we could meet for lunch. I scolded him for calling me on my phone and told him to leave a message for me over at Facebook.

I think I need to take another trip to have some real human contact.

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Palenque, along with Chichen Itza and Uxmal, ranks as one of the most magnificent example of Maya architecture in Mexico. Located in the tropical jungle of Chiapas, the southernmost state of Mexico, Palenque is the type of playground befitting Indiana Jones. The dense jungle covering these hills forms an evocative backdrop to the exquisite Maya architecture.

Happy Travels!

Text and photo copyright by ©Sam Antonio Photography

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Family Vacation Shanghai

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Check out these Vacation images:

Family vacation: Shanghai
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This is the photo of my family and I when we having a vacation at Shanghai.

This place is called Chongming Island (崇明岛) and it is Dongping National Forest Park (东平国家森林公园)

It is much more easier to rent a bicycle since this place is big.

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A True vacation spirit
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Martinique Island, Caribbeans

You are all invited to add notes about your favorite part on a vacation like that (-:

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Thank you, friends, for beautiful comments and awards!
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See you in September:)

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Some cool Europe Vacation images:

Europe Vacation 2010 – London
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Taking pictures around London, July 2nd
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Europe Vacation 2010 – Paris
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The beautiful city of Paris, France. 6/29 – 6/30 2010

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