Jazz In The Sculpture Garden

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  • A sculpture garden is an outdoor garden dedicated to the presentation of sculpture, usually several permanently-sited works in durable materials in landscaped surroundings.
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  • (in this) therein: (formal) in or into that thing or place; "they can read therein what our plans are"
  • Overview (total time = 00:29:39), I cover some definitions of lean, its roots in the Toyota Production System, and how resource planning and lean work together.
  • “steady state” thermal values obtained from laboratory testing, it is assumed that temperatures at both sides of a wall are constant and remain constant for a period of time, unlike what actually occurs in normal conditions.
  • wind: empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk; "that's a lot of wind"; "don't give me any of that jazz"
  • play something in the style of jazz
  • A type of music of black American origin characterized by improvisation, syncopation, and usually a regular or forceful rhythm, emerging at the beginning of the 20th century. Brass and woodwind instruments and piano are particularly associated with jazz, although guitar and occasionally violin are also used; styles include Dixieland, swing, bebop, and free jazz
  • Enthusiastic or lively talk, esp. when considered exaggerated or insincere
  • a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
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Baby Cocka Doodle Doo Small Rooster : Recycled Metal Animal Garden Art Sculpture
Baby Cocka Doodle Doo Small Rooster : Recycled Metal Animal Garden Art Sculpture
Add more personality to your garden with Baby Cocka Doodle Doo the tiny Rooster. These colorful characters are sure to be a point of interest and conversation among friends and neighbors. You must see the rest of the farm including Roosters, Pigs, Ponies, Goats, Cranes, Swans, Bunnies, and even Old Timey Trucks, Tractors, and Biplanes. Plus much more. Because they are hand-made from 100% reclaimed metals, no two are alike. Each is hand-picked on our buying trips for good colors, posture and form. The colors represented in the photos are a good example of the variation and selection. Yours will be different, but that's what makes them so charming. Adding to their character, you can also expect rustic metals, burnt edges, some rust patina and possibly rough edges. Use caution when handling. Protect from frost.

Day 289/365 - Jazz in the Sculpture Garden
Day 289/365 - Jazz in the Sculpture Garden
Jazz in the Sculpture Garden is a free outdoor summer concert series in Washington, DC that is held every Friday evening in the National Gallery of Art's Sculpture Garden. I think that makes reason number 2416 why it's pretty damn awesome to live/work in DC. This concert series has been going on for years, but tonight was the first time I'd been. The Young Lions were playing and they were pretty good. I got there an hour after the concert started and by that time people had parked themselves in nearly every available inch of the garden. There were people picnicking, people dancing, people drinking, and people just hanging out and enjoying the music. Now that I've been, I'm going to have to come back and check out some of the remaining concerts in the series this summer. I'll have to try and get there earlier, though, so I can stake out a good spot. Normally there are long, arcing jets of water spraying across this fountain, but they turn them off for the concert. In wintertime this fountain is converted into an ice skating rink. That's something else I haven't been to check out yet, but I plan on doing so this winter. (July 24, 2009)
Jazz in the Sculpture Garden
Jazz in the Sculpture Garden
A good crowd for Jazz in the Sculpture Garden, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
jazz in the sculpture garden
Jazz : A Film By Ken Burns
From the creator of The Civil War, Baseball and many other acclaimed documentaries comes this epic series celebrating that most American of art forms, jazz. From its blues and ragtime roots through swing and into bebop and fusion, the growth of jazz is charted as you watch 75 interviews, more than 500 pieces of music and rare, unseen photos and footage! 10 DVDs. 2001/b&w/19 hrs/NR/fullscreen.

Accompanied by a menagerie of products, Ken Burns's expansive 10-episode paean, Jazz, completes his trilogy on American culture, following The Civil War and Baseball. Spanning more than 19 hours, Jazz is, of course, about a lot more than what many have called America's classical music--especially in episodes 1 through 7. It's here that Burns unearths precious visual images of jazz musicians and hangs historical narratives around the music with convincing authority. Time can stand still as images float past to the sound of grainy vintage jazz, and the drama of a phonograph needle being placed on Louis Armstrong's celestial "West End Blues" is nearly sublime.
The film is also potent in arguing that the history of race in the 20th-century U.S. is at jazz's heart. But a few problems arise. First is Burns's reliance on Wynton Marsalis as his chief musical commentator. Marsalis might be charming and musically expert, but he's no historian. For the film to devote three of its episodes to the 1930s, one expects a bit more historical substance. Also, Jazz condenses the period of 1961 to the present into one episode, glossing over some of the music's giant steps. Burns has said repeatedly that he didn't know much about jazz when he began this project. So perhaps Jazz, for all its glory, would better be called Jazz: What I've Learned Since I Started Listening (And I Haven't Gotten Much Past 1961). For those who are already passionate about jazz, the film will stoke debate (and some derision, together with some reluctant praise). But for everyone else, it will amaze and entertain and kindle a flame for some of the greatest music ever dreamed. --Andrew Bartlett