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2. Sponsor’s Spot: Get Your Dog to Listen
3. Weekly Topic: George Gershwin
4. Link to George Gershwin
5. Note from a Subscriber
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management
#1. September 14, 2005
A few weeks ago, I promised a recap of our family trip to Israel. So, here goes, but first, a huge thank-you
to those who led our group. Our Israeli tour guide David Roth was fantastic. His depth of knowledge on history, geography,
religion, and even (dare we go there?) politics was awesome. He managed to keep fifty people … [click to continue reading Our Israel Tour.]
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Get Your Dog to Listen
Here’s how to get your dog to listen to you, anywhere, anytime …
even if he’s distracted by a tennis ball, a piece of food, another
dog or the baseball world series on television!
Listen to a message from author and dog trainer Adam Katz.
#3. George Gershwin
by Barbara J. Feldman
George Gershwin Printable (** for premium members only)
George Gershwin (1898 – 1937) is an American composer that succeeded in many genres. He is famous for his musical comedies (“Funny Face”), pop songs( “Swanee”), orchestral work (“Rhapsody in Blue”) and even an opera (“Porgy and Bess.”)
Part of the ComposerFan.com family of sites, Gershwin Fan sports biographies of both George and his lyricist brother Ira, a complete listing of works, a collection of midi audio files, an image gallery, and a lively discussion forum. “George Gershwin was born Jacob Gershowitz on September 26, 1898 in Brooklyn, New York. The son of immigrant parents, George became one of America’s first premier composers and his compositions are still used today as tool of teachers everywhere as examples of the American entrance to the musical world of Stravinsky, Chopin, Beethoven and Mozart.”
George Gershwin Alone
George Gershwin Alone is a one-man show about Gershwin’s life that recently closed in Chicago. Although you may never get to see the show, I recommend reading the Teacher’s Study Guide that includes a short bio and a critical look at Gershwin’s legacy. “Perhaps the best way to understand Gershwin is to look at the many ways he has been misunderstood by critics,
performers, and other composers.”
Official George & Ira Gershwin Website
Be sure to have your speakers on when you enter my pick of the day site: the Official Gershwin Website. Best reason to visit is the Jukebox stocked with samples of forty Gershwin songs from “An American in Paris” to “A Woman is a Sometime Thing.” Other great clicks are the illustrated biographies, multimedia timeline, and the film and CD anthology. “While today they [the Gershwin brothers] are best remembered for their individual song hits, their greatest achievement may have been the elevation of musical comedy to an American art form.”
… to continue reading, visit Surfnetkids: George Gershwin.
#4. Link to George Gershwin
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#5. Note from a Subscriber
I just wanted to take the time to thank you for sharing your wonderful pictures of Jerusalem.
My family enjoyed viewing them and now when we discuss topics pertaining to Jerusalem my children can remember what these things looked like. Also, thank you for all of the info in your newsletters. You are a blessing.
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#6. Quote of the Week
“Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.” Steven Wright (1955 – ) American comedian
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