It’s October and it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

WARNING IT MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR

YOUNGER CHILDREN TO VIEW THIS PRESENTATION.

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William Shakespeare’s King Henry IV Parts 1 & 2

Henry IV

Henry IV

Yes, I remember it well. It was in Grade 13 the final year of high school at Regiopolis College, the Jesuit Boarding School in Kingston, which I attended and then in first year English Literature at the University of Ottawa we studied both King Henry IV parts 1 and 2; I fell in love with Shakespeare and his works. It has been an enduring love affair. I have recently been reading some other of his plays “just for the fun of it…” In fact my love affair with Shakespeare started a few years before when Jesuit Scholastic Peter Murphy, SJ  and Wilfred Pluard (both at Regiopolis) introduced our classes, in Grade 10, to The Merchant of Venice and then again, in Grade 11, when they introduced us to Romeo and Juliette.

Shakespeare's Home in Strattford-upon-Avon

Shakespeare’s Home in Strattford-upon-Avon

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Henry IV, Part 1

and

Henry IV, Part 2

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Another Scarlet Pimpernel Adventure was just added to our Audio Books Selection

SCarlet Pimp I Will Repay

That’s right, we’ve just added another Scarlet Pimpernel Adventure for you to enjoy. Simply click the link to read and enjoy: “The Rest of the Story

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Eddie Duchin his Life and Music

Here it is a bit late, this week’s Big Band Serenade.

Duchin Album CoverDuchin’s 1938 release of the Louis Armstrong song “Ol’ Man Mose” with vocal by Patricia Norman caused a minor scandal at the time with the lyric “bucket” being heard as something else. Some listeners conclude that there is no vulgarism uttered, while others are convinced that Norman does say something vulgar.

The “scandalous” lyrics caused the record to zoom to #2 on the Billboard charts, resulting in sales of 170,000 copies when sales of 20,000 were considered a blockbuster. The song was banned after its release in Great Britain.

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Christmas Music! I know, I know…It’s too early, but here it is.

Jose Mari Chan

Jose Mari Chan

Here is a selection of Christmas music & songs by the Filipino Icon Jose Mari Chan.

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Madame President! I sincerely hope!

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José Rizal’s ‘Noli Me Tangere’ is here for you Now!

NoLi Me TangereWe have supplemented our Audio Books section as follows:

The HP Audio Book of José Rizal is available at this link: Rizal Audio Book

The E-Book of José Rizal in Tagalog is available at this link: Rizal E-Book Tagalog

The E-Book of José Rizal in English is available at this link: Rizal E-Book English

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Cancer Trivia

Here is something to think about in terms of Cancer Awareness!

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Xi Who Must be Obeyed? Em, I doubt it!

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The Economist, just came out with their latest issue and they have Chinese President Xi Jinping on the cover with the tag line:

“Xi Who Must be Obeyed”.

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