Carlos Santana

by Gary Goldschneider July 20, 2011 Music
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Carlos Santana Born July 20 (The Day of Ups and Downs) Carlos Santana is typical of those born on the Cusp of Oscillation (July 19-25) and on the Day of Ups and Downs. As one of the best known and most talented rock-jazz fusion guitarists he has had his share of fame but also has […]

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Etienne Decroux

by Gary Goldschneider July 19, 2011 Film
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Etienne Decroux Born July 19 (The Day of Controlled Movement) The master of mime, Etienne Decroux, was the teacher of all the major mimetic artists of the 20th century, including Marcel Marceau and the actor Jean-Louis Barrault whom he coached to play the role of the mime Baptiste in the film Les Enfants du Paradis […]

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Yevgeny Yevtushenko

by Gary Goldschneider July 18, 2011 Literature
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Yevgeny Yevtushenko Born July 18 (The Day of Conviction) The controversial Russian poet, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, has aroused a storm of controversy in his life. International in scope, he came out in support of other poets who in return supported him when attacked. Yevtushenko also emerged as a filmmaker-actor and for some years now has spent […]

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J. Cagney & D. Sutherland

by Gary Goldschneider July 17, 2011 Film
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Born July 17 (The Day of Career Concerns) Often playing tough guys, hard as nails, both of these dedicated  Hollywood actors were prominent male leads whose careers each spanned over 50 years, with Sutherland still active today. Interestingly, Cagney’s career came to an end in 1961 (he returned  only briefly in 1981 to do the film […]

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M. Flatley, R. Blades & C.Tjader

by Gary Goldschneider July 16, 2011 Dance Theatre
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Michael Flatley, Ruben Blades, Cal Tjader Born July 16 (The Day of The Rising Tide) World music and dance embody the fusion of many styles and ethnic traditions. Such approaches have often sprung from strong national  roots while crossing over performing traditions such as jazz and other improvised music, pop, classical, Latin and folk music. […]

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Rembrandt van Rijn

by Gary Goldschneider July 15, 2011 Art
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Rembrandt van Rijn Born July 15 (The Day of Material Inducers) Although many streets in Amsterdam are named after painters, only one of its major squares is named after one: the Rembrandtplein.  Not surprising that this Dutch master is honored by a city and country who have undoubtedly produced more great and good painters per capita […]

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Ingmar Bergman

by Gary Goldschneider July 14, 2011 Film
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  Ingmar Bergman Born July 14 (The Day of the Convincing Storyteller) If Akira Kurosawa, Federico Fellini and Ingmar Bergman are to be regarded as the holy trinity of 20th century filmmakers, then it is suggestive to call the venerable Kurosawa the father, the youthful Fellini the son, and the mysterious Bergman the holy ghost. […]

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Isaac Babel

by Gary Goldschneider July 13, 2011 Literature
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Isaac Babel Born July 13 (The Day of Taken Opportunity) The Ukranian-Jewish short-story writer, playwright and journalist Isaac Babel lived a highly exciting, persecuted and tortured life. Best known for his book of short stories entitled Red Cavalry, Babel wrote from his life experience, after being urged to do so by Maxim Gorky.  Strangely, this […]

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H. D. Thoreau and B. Fuller

by Gary Goldschneider July 12, 2011 Literature
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Henry David Thoreau and Buckminster Fuller Born July 12 (The Day of the Persuasive Presence) Although born on the same day, July 12, Thoreau and Fuller were active in different centuries, the former in the 19th and latter in the 20th. Yet they met in a curious way when they were adopted by young revolutionaries […]

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Giorgio Armani

by Alexander Roberto Moust July 11, 2011 Fashion
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Born July 11 (The Day of the Unsolicited Opinion) Born on July 11th in Piacenza, Italy, Giorgio Armani became one of the most famous and fortunate fashion designers in no more than 25 years and is still expanding his imperium worldwide with stores around the entire globe topping annual turnover of $1.6 billion and a personal […]

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