Monthly Archives: February 2011

Remember this timeless movie? [small][i]Léon, The Professional (1994)[/i][small]

Congratulations to Natalie Portman for winning the Oscar for Best Actress for her role as Nina in Black Swan. Did you know that Natalie’s journey to Oscar winner began in 1994 with her powerful acting debut in the movie The Professional? … Continue reading

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Remember this historic headline? [small][i]Sidney Poitier, first African-American to win Academy Award for Best Actor, 1963[/i][small]

In 1963, Poitier became the first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor. He won for his portrayal of the character Homer Smith in Lilies of the Field.  Visit bit.ly/MLneSP to watch the video of his emotional acceptance speech – truly … Continue reading

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Remember this memorable music? [small][i]Michael Jackson, Thriller, 1982[/i][small]

On this day in 1983, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album went to #1 and stayed #1 for 37 weeks with classic songs such as “Billie Jean”, “Beat It”, “Wanna Be Startin’ Something”, “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)”, and “Human Nature”. The album … Continue reading

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Remember this memorable music? [small][i]Buddy Holly and the Crickets, 1957[/i][small]

On this day in 1957, Buddy Holly & the Crickets cut “That’ll Be the Day” in their first session with producer Norman Petty at his studio in Clovis, New Mexico. The song proves to be Holly’s biggest hit. Do you have … Continue reading

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Remember this memorable music? [small][i]The Beatles, Help!, 1965[/i][small]

On this day in 1965, The Beatles began filming Help! in the Bahamas.  Sound off on your favorite scene from the movie or any of the soundtrack’s hits such as “Help!”, “Ticket to Ride”, or the most covered song ever … Continue reading

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Remember this timeless movie? [small][i]Back to the Future (1985)[/i][small]

As Dr. “Emmet Doc” Brown famously says in Back to the Future, “Where we’re going, we don’t need roads!” Sound off on your favorite quotes, characters, and scenes from the classic movie that introduced us to Marty McFly, Doc, Biff, and the DeLorean … Continue reading

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