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Geraldine Doyle –the face of Rosie the Riveter –We Can Do It ! RIP

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The face who inspired a famous image of American pop and feminist culture, Geraldine Doyle, 86, “Rosie the Riverter” died Sunday. The epigraph “We Can Do It!” is easily recognizable around the world.

The news can be read here.

Tom Jones’ Praise & Blame

Tom Jones.jpgSir Tom Jones, 70, the legendary Welsh born musician known for “She’s a Lady” and “Sex Bomb” released a new album that can’t be missed. Jones was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2006. His July 2010 album “Praise and Blame”, his 36th album, is strongly influenced by the genres of gospel, rock, country, and the blues and it has received a critical review.

The music reviewer of the LA Times put Jones’ album in the top 5. For me, Jones has a great voice that needs to be savored.

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Some say that Sir Jones did his best work in recent decades with “Praise and Blame” and it as the singer’s “rebirth.” You can’t miss the remake of one of Bob Dylan’s songs, “Oh Mercy.”
“Praise and Blame” has gotten the attention of the media in Rome: watch a video clip on Tom Jones’s newest work.

Happy Winter

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Winter’s here! Just in case you didn’t puck up on the clues….

The Unseen World: a film on Blessed John Henry Newman & priesthood

Liana Marabini is the Director of “The Unseen World,” a film exploring the life of Blessed John Henry Newman and the vocation to the priesthood. Newman is being played by Murray Abraham who is the Oscar winning actor in “Amadeus” (1984). “The Unseen World” is due out in 2011.

Gianfranco Ravasi on the move to Milan, next Pope?

Gianfranco Cardinal Ravasi.jpgA week ago today, Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, 68, was created a cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI. Ravasi, since 2007, is the well-equipped, critically acclaimed, lover of art and music, and a man who has a great sense of humor President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, the “Minister of Culture” (some might say he’s a “culture vulture”) and he heads the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church, and the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archeology. He’s the former head of the Ambrosian Library in Milan. He turned the Library into a cultural and intellectual destination.

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Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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