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‘Sing’ The Animated Musical Is Very Entertaining, Great Songs & Quite The Yarn.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access IMDb.com listing for “Sing”.


singWe saw “Sing”, at the ‘Regal 10, in Concord (New Hampshire), on Monday.

We had seen the trailers many times on TV and it looked like our type of show. And it was.

It was very good. I would watch it again and I only watch the very BEST of animated movies more than once.

The songs, and the soundtrack, even IF I leave dear Cat Stevens aside, was memorable. The sound was rich, clear and powerful.

Decent animation BUT not up to the recent exalted standards set by Pixar or Dreamworks. The resolution and texture of the furs and skins was what we used to see routinely 5 years ago. But, nonetheless still decent and very watchable.

Good family movie, sans caveats. Highly recommended.


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>> Finding Dory.
>> Fantastic Beasts.

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by Anura Guruge


‘Sandwich Fair’, New Hampshire, 2015 Shows: ‘The Peacheaters’ & ‘The Bel Airs’.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>>
Sandwich 2015 — the shows.
>>
Sandwich 2015 — schedule.

>> Sandwich 2014 — the Parade.
>>
Sandwich 2014 Roderick Russell.
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Sandwich Fair 2014 10 images.
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Sandwich Fair 2014 preview.

>> For pictures from Sandwich 2013.
>> Sandwich 2013 — Favorite Vendors.
>> Sandwich Fair 2012.

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Sandwich Fair, N.H., 2015, Full Schedule.

Sandwich Fair, N.H., 2015 — Featured Shows.


Of course ‘Annie and The Orphans‘, in particular, and Roderick Russell, increasingly so, do not need any introductions. But some of the other names are nowhere near as well known. So I went looking for them so that YOU can get a feel as to which shows you want to see — and possibly even help you decide which day you want to attend (if like us, you can only make it to one of the days).


The Peacheaters” are a Massachusetts-based
Allman Brothers‘ tribute band.

Here is there (rather engaging) Website with an embedded YouTube video.

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Click to access.


There are to my amazement multiple
‘The Bel Airs’ groups around the country.

Well here are “The Bel Airs“, from New England,
that are playing at Sandwich.

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Click to access their FUN Website — one of the most entertaining I have seen in a long time.

This, on “The Bel Air” Website is PRECIOUS.
Aaahhh! Love it. A working jukebox.

How clever. How cool. Check it out.
(Technically it is very easy to implement. The cleverness was coming up with the idea. Bravo! Kudos.)

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Click to try out the Jukebox for FREE. You must. It will make you SMILE.


London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony The Complete Musical Playlist.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


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July 28, 2012.
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July 29, 2012.


Click for a rendition of Mike Oldfield’s ‘In Dulci Jubilo’


In general I liked the music at the London Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Much of it was from my ‘youth’ growing up in Britain. It was good to see and hear Mike Oldfield. I am sure that like so many I have really not followed Mike since the mid-1970s. The ‘Tubular Bells‘ LP came out in 1973 when I was at University, in Swansea. Music, much more so than now, was a big part of my life. I used to buy lots of LPs and attend any and all concerts I could — my parents, guilty that they had kind of cut me lose and abandoned me in the U.K. since I was 15, while my father pursued his diplomatic career were generous in their stipends.

When ‘In Dulci Jubilo‘ came on it stirred something in me deep inside. I knew the tune. I knew that I liked it. I kind of remembered it was Mike Oldfield. But, I had to go and find it on YouTube.

Anyway, I also found the ENTIRE playlist of all the music they played at the Opening Ceremony. So here it is:

Click image for the complete PLAYLIST from the U.K. ‘The Telegraph’.


At the start of ‘The Telegraph’ is the iconic picture of the Beatles crossing the Zebra Crossing in Abbey Road. The FAMOUS Abbey Road studio where the Beatles and so many others reordered so many of the songs we still know and love was an unprepossessing ‘light green’ house, with a small concrete front garden behind a short wall — just behind George. In the late 70s I started to visit Abbey Road on a regular basis and make a point of crossing the road at that Zebra Crossing. No, I was not going to the studio. I was going to Lord’s. My Holy of Holies in London. In those days, into the 1980s, you could park somewhere on Abbey Road and walk to Lord’s. I noticed that Lord’s is a venue for the 2012 Olympics. I saw some archery from there. I used to spend days at Lord’s.