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Senior Tributes

Taking a moment to recognize a few notables in the arts who have made their marks.


Senior Tributes to Artists Alive Today Over 85

Olivia de Havilland (born 07/01/16) Oscar- winning actress who took musical/comic turn in film, "Thank Your Lucky Stars."

Julie Andrews DBE (born 10/1/1935) British-American singer actor, noted for "Camelot," "The Boy Friend," and "My Fair Lady."

Cloris Leachman (born 04/30;1926) set a record when at age 82 appeared on Dancing with the Stars (2005).

Shirley Jones (born 3/31/1934) American singer actress of six decades including "Oklahoma," Carousel," "and "The Music Man."

Russ Tamblyn (born 12/30/1934) American film singer and dancer. He'll be a Jet "till his last dying day!" Indelibly linked to the "womb to tomb" role of Riff in film "West Side Story."

Harold George Bellanfanti (Harry Belafonte) (born 03/01/1927) Jamaican-American singer, actor, social activist remembered as "King of Calypso."

Pete Seeger (born 05/05/1919) Famed folk singer who entertained a generation.

Neville Marriner (born 04/15/1921) Beloved British orchestra conductor.

Kirk Douglas (born 12/09/1916) American actor, one of the longest surviving stars of the film industry's Golden Age. He appeared in more than 90 films, including portraying the great jazz cornetist Bix Beiderbecke in the 1950 film "Young Man with a Horn" (with Harry James on the soundtrack).

Youthful Tributes

Taking a moment to recognize a few notables in the arts who have made their marks.


A Tribute to Youthful Artists

Lawrence Brownlee Bel Canto Tenor, winner of the Richard Tucker and Marian Anderson Awards, two of the biggest prizes for rising singers, is now a favorite at the Met Opera, singing the lead in such operas is "The Barber of Seville."

Partho Sarathy from Calcutta; one of most promising Sarod players today, his work embodies tradition of Hindustani Raazdari.

Gustavo Dudamel Venezuelan conductor, currently music director of Los Angeles Philharmonic, where Joana Carneiro, young native of Lisbon, is currently young assistant conductor with that orchestra. In 2012 Dudamel performed an unprecedented conducting feat: respective performances in Los Angeles and Caracas of Mahler's 8th Symphony, featuring the combined Los Angeles and Simon Bolivar Symphonies. The performing body (including adult and children's choirs with offstage brass ensemble) totalled 1,017. The Venezuelan performance was telecast live and subsequently released in Blu-Ray DVD format. Truly a history-making event.

Alan Gilbert is formally music director of the New York Philharmonic and current chief conductor designate of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra.

Andreas Klein internationally acclaimed young German pianist who has already performed on world stages.

Laura Lucas young American flutist who won 2008 Gold Medal Royal Over-Seas Education League Award.

The Gathering one of most promising European rock bands that has already gained world wide acclaim during 15 year career.

Pascal & Remy Le Boeuf noted brothers from Santa Cruz, California, that have been very acclaimed in their mixture of progressive jazz, funk, fusion and latin jazz. Two-time winners of ASCAP Award.

Edward Yudenich at age seven, conducted R. Strauss' Overture to the Bat, with the Orchestra of the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan (on You Tube). How nice to see this young person so engaged and excited over this score--and it shows in his manner.

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