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Posted by on October 20, 2017 in breakfast, brunch

 

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“REGINA BELLE – THIS IS LOVE”

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Regina Belle (born July 17, 1963) is an American singer–songwriter and actress who first started her career in the mid–1980s. Known for her singles, “Baby Come to Me” (1989) and “Make It Like It Was” (1990), Belle’s most notable for two hit duets, both with Peabo Bryson: “Without You”, the love theme from the comedy film Leonard Part 6, recorded in 1987 and “A Whole New World”, the main theme of the Disney’s animated feature film Aladdin, recorded in 1992, with which Belle and Bryson won the Grammy award. The theme song “Far Longer than Forever” from the animated movie the The Swan Princess, performed with Jeffrey Osborne was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1995 for Best Original Song.[1]

Belle was born in Englewood, New Jersey. It was at Englewood’s Mount Calvary Baptist Church, and then Paterson’s Friendship Baptist Church (presided over by Belle’s uncle, the Reverend Fred Belle), that Belle began attracting attention with her vocal abilities. She sang her first solo in church at age 8. Belle attended Dwight Morrow High School where she studied trombone, tuba and steel drums.[2] After graduation, she studied opera at the Manhattan School of Music. At Rutgers University, she became the first female vocalist with the school’s jazz ensemble. Belle’s musical influences include Phyllis Hyman, Billie Holiday, Shirley Caesar, Patti LaBelle, and Nancy Wilson.[3]

She was introduced to the Manhattans by New York radio DJ Vaughn Harper and began working as their opening act. She recorded the duet “Where Did We Go Wrong” with the group which helped to attract the attention of Columbia Records. They eventually signed her to a record deal.

In 1987, she released her debut album All by Myself. It includes her first hits “So Many Tears” and “Show Me the Way”. In the same year, Belle recorded her first successful duet with Peabo Bryson: the song “Without You”, the love theme from the comedy film Leonard Part 6, also released in 1987. The song was her first single to appear on the Adult Contemporary (chart), peaking at #8 and was also her first single to appear in four charts, including the UK Singles, peaking at #85, her best position in this chart until 1989. Her follow-up album, Stay with Me, released in 1989. Belle recorded a duet in 1991 with Johnny Mathis, “Better Together” which appeared on his album Better Together: The Duet Album. Continuing her tradition of duets, Belle teamed up with Peabo Bryson for four songs: “Without You” (in 1987), “I Can’t Imagine” (in 1991), “A Whole New World” (in 1992) and “Total Praise” (in 2009). [4][5]

Later in 1993, she released her Platinum selling third album, Passion. The album featured the Disney hit, “A Whole New World”.[6] The theme song “Far Longer than Forever” from the animated movie the The Swan Princess, performed with Jeffrey Osborne was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1995 for Best Original Song.[1] She released Reachin’ Back in 1995 followed by Believe in Me in 1998.

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“How to Make Black Pepper and Turmeric Latte” 

“How to Make Black Pepper and Turmeric Latte” 

We all know that turmeric has some pretty awesome benefits. It has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that have been known to benefit those with arthritis and even cancer. The combination of black pepper and turmeric has opened up a new world of health benefits.

When you eat black pepper and turmeric together, the pepper actually can increase the bioavailability of curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, by nearly 2,000%. Pepper also has an alkaloid, piperine, which has been known to prevent colon cancer cell growth. When piperine and curcumin were applied to breast cancer cells, they were shown to decrease without affecting the other cells around them.

Women who have breast cancer can choose to take other drugs, but they can leak toxicity into the body. Curcumin and piperine, on the other hand, had very low toxicity with the same benefits.

Turmeric and pepper go great together and can be used in many dishes. You can season vegetables, soups, salad dressings, and curries with these spices. Aside from the cancer fighting properties, you can eat these spices to help with the following.

Lowers Inflammation:

Both of these spices have amazing anti-inflammatory properties. They can help regulate inflammation in the body and are great for those with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis.

Fights Depression:

Rather than taking antidepressants, season your salad with some turmeric and black pepper. This quick mood fix leaves your mouth with the taste of aromatic spices, as opposed a dependency on medication.

Supports Weight Loss:

The active ingredients in turmeric and black pepper can actually turn your fat storing cells into fat burning cells. Pretty cool, right? When this happens, which you can continue to do with a ketogenic diet, it can be easier for your body to lose weight.

Try adding these spices to more foods that you eat. Whether you are eating roasted vegetables or drinking smoothies, these powerful spices can help keep your body healthy.
https://www.dherbs.com/articles/how-black-pepper-and-turmeric-could-save-lives/

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https://dailyhealthpost.com/turmeric-and-black-pepper/

http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/dietary-factors/phytochemicals/curcumin

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2017 in coffee

 

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“Dedication – Noora Noor” 



Noora Noor aka Noora (born 8 July 1979) is a Somalian-Norwegian neo soul singer.[1]

Noor started early on her musical journey, performing locally from the age of 8. She got a recording contract with Warner Music at only 15. She then began working with Stargate (production team) to make her first album. The success of the album launched Stargate’s international career as R&B/Soul producers.

Noor’s debut album, Curious, was released in 1999 and became one of the first notable Scandinavian R&B albums. The single “Need You” was also played constantly on “The Lick” on MTVCurious became a success also in Japan with more than 40,000 sales. It took five years until the release of her second album, All I Am, in 2004, as Noor became seriously ill. The album included more self-penned songs, written in collaboration with US and UK songwriters. She is also featured on Madcon‘s 2007 album So Dark the Con of Man and some Tommy Tee releases. In addition, Noor played Maria Magdalen in a big outdoor version of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Her most recent album, Soul Deep, was released in Norway in March 2009 to rave reviews (6 on the dice in Norway’s major daily VG). Recorded in San Jose, California, with local blues and soul musicians, it also features members of Little Charlie & The Nightcats. The producer was Kid Andersen, the Norwegian band’s guitar virtuoso. The album was released outside Norway during 2010, with the first single, in Benelux, made available in April/May 2010.

In March 2011, Noor participated in the Norwegian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, the Melodi Grand Prix, with the song “Gone with the wind”

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“Inspired Morning To You!”

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Posted by on October 19, 2017 in breakfast

 

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 “Wake Me up Before You Go-Go” 

 “Wake Me up Before You Go-Go” 

 Wham! was an English musical duo formed by members George Michaeland Andrew Ridgeley in 1981.[1][2] They were briefly known in the United States as Wham! UK due to a naming conflict with an American band. Wham! sold more than 30 million certified records worldwide from 1982 to 1986.

Michael and Ridgeley met at Bushey Meads School in Bushey near the town of Watford in Hertfordshire. The two at first performed in a short-lived ska band called The Executive, alongside former school friends David (Austin) Mortimer, Andrew Leaver and Paul Ridgeley.[4]When this group split, Michael and Ridgeley eventually formed Wham!, signing with Innervision Records. British graphic design studio Stylorouge was credited with adding the exclamation point to the name of the band.[5]

Michael took on the majority of roles and responsibilities within the band—composer, producer, lead singer, and occasional instrumentalist. Still teenagers, they promoted themselves as hedonistic youngsters, proud to live a carefree life without work or commitment. This was reflected in their earliest singles which, part-parody, part-social comment, briefly earned Wham! a reputation as a dance protest group.

The debut record to be released by the band was “Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do)” in June 1982. It was a double A-side including the Social Mix and the Unsocial Mix. The record was not playlisted by BBC Radio 1 in the UK, partly because of the profanity in the Unsocial Mix. Separate videos were recorded for each set of lyrics.

“Wham Rap!” did not chart for the group, but in October 1982 “Young Guns (Go for It!)” was issued. Initially, it also stalled outside the UK Top 40 but the band got lucky when the BBC programme Top of the Pops scheduled them after another act unexpectedly pulled out of the show.

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2017 in pop music

 

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CHICAGO – OLD DAYS (1975)

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“Old Days” is a song written by James Pankow for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago VIII (1975), with lead vocals by Peter Cetera.[1] The second single released from that album, it reached #5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the Easy Listening chart.[2]

Pankow has said that the song is a nostalgic piece about his childhood:

“It touches on key phrases that, although they date me, are pretty right-on in terms of images of my childhood. ‘The Howdy Doody Show’ on television and collecting baseball cards and comic books.” [3]
Cetera apparently hated singing the song in concert,[citation needed] as the Howdy Doody show was his least favorite show during his childhood.

The song is still popular at Chicago concerts, with Jason Scheff or Keith Howland now singing the lead vocal. The Sopranos star Vincent Curatola has been known to guest vocal with the band on the song as well.[citation needed]

“Old Days” is featured on the soundtrack of the movie Starsky & Hutch (2004). The band also reworked the song in 2009 to serve as the theme for the “Monsters in the Morning” show airing on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

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