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Cherry Blossoms @bklynbotanic Inspires #bkstyle with complete tech savvy guide -so why No GPlus?


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A complete guide to cherry blossom season at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Check the CherryWatch blossom status map and learn about flowering cherry trees at BBG.

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Cherry Blossoms @bklynbotanic Inspires #bkstyle with complete tech savvy guide -so why No GPlus?   
Their cherry blossom page has virtual Tour | CherryWatch Blossom Status Map | Time laspe video and visitors photos- twitter, instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Pinterest.. but somehow not a cohesive social experience.
 
Lately I’ve taken to rethinking the content I come across on Social media  and how I repurpose all that content. Last Spring I began a #bkstyle fashion design project with the cherry blossoms as teh inspiration and as the flowers begin to bloom this year, I am looking at extending this project via social channels! However quality of images and ease of use is important. 
Which is why I like Gplus with hangouts In my opinion GPlus photos just appear the best of all the social networks – I can just imagine teh cherry blossoms at teh BBG  in real time video or those really cool gifs… but as it is their Gplus page has very little. Though the few photos posted are EXCEPTIONAL! So I’m so hoping that their GPlus ppage improves.   

The lack though may be an indication that most businesses have not quite figured out how to integrate GPlus. But I have to admit – It’s my new addiction – hours spent browsing Nature shots from across the world in various communities- Vivid- full screen and with really thoughtful descriptions.
I went browsing and i have to admit the images on Gplus were the best- https://plus.google.com/102159038646663458672/photos 

 

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April 26 & 27 Sakura Matsuri & #bbgcherries blossoms – Bonsai &Traditional Kimonos – #brooklynbotanic


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Sakura Matsuri, the annual cherry blossom festival at BBG, offers over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. The festival marks the end of Hanami, the Japanese cultural tradition of enjoying each moment of the cherry blossom season.

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April 26 – 27 Sakura Matsuri & #bbgcherries blossoms Bonsai &Traditional Kimonos – #brooklynbotanic | Image –  courtesy Sharon Paul;- The Japanese Garden @ Brooklyn Botanic Gardens part of Heart of Brooklyn family 

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Handel’s classical Hallelujah Chorus Steel Pan African-Indian Drums & Dancers 100% TRINI #happyeaster


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In honour of Lead Tassa Drummer Krishna Soogrim-Ram. May he rest in peace. “Hallelujah Chorus” – The Lydians production of Handel’s Messiah Handel’s Messiah …

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Handel’s classical  Hallelujah  Chorus expertly blended with steel Pan, Afrikan and Tassa drums as well as a full choir accompanied by  both African & Indian Dance forms! An Experience that is 100% TRINI! #happyeaster2014

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"Hallelujah Chorus" – The Lydians production of Handel’s Messiah

Handel’s Messiah (2009)
Queen’s Hall Auditorium, St. Anns,
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (Caribbean)

The Lydians and Lydians Steel
Musical Director: Dr. Patricia Bishop
Accompanists: Lindy-Ann Bodden-Ritch and Myrtle Cumberbatch
Malick African and Tassa Drummers
(Dancers in white) Malick Folk Performers
(Indian Classical Dancer) Mondira Balkaransingh

In honour of Lead Tassa Drummer Krishna Soogrim-Ram. May he rest in peace.

Musical Director Dr. Pat Bishop, TC, H.B.M., BA Hons. (Fine Art), MA (history), Hon. D. Litt. (1940 to 2011) was a music historian, artist and cultural icon on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. She was a business executive, painter, musician, historian, media commentator, choreographer and fashion designer, and was also a renowned ethnomusicologist. She worked with all of the top steel orchestras in Trinidad and Tobago — the birthplace of the only instrument to be invented in the 21st century — the steelpan. She lectured History at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine (Trinidad) and Mona (Jamaica) campuses as well as the history of art and design at the Jamaican School of the Art between 1970 and 1972. 

Dr. Bishop was awarded the highest national award at the time– the Trinity Cross and also directed the Lydian Singers for over 20 years. In her musical journey with the Lydians, which comprised some of the most powerful classical voices the country has ever accumulated in one choir, Dr. Bishop continuously experimented combining Caribbean music and rhythms with classical music. One of the most successful of these combinations was the incorporation of the steelpan orchestra, African and Tassa drums into Handel’s "Hallelujah Chorus". The results were glorious! This "Caribbean version" of Handel’s Messiah expresses all of the bright and fiery elation of a passionate heralding of heavenly glory, and the rendition has become a trademark and a staple of every Lydians performance ever since, becoming a signature sound of the choir and earning the love of listeners from all over the world. 

This up tempo performance of the classical piece of choral music was incorporated into the Lydians’ performance of the entire Handel’s Messiah — a feat successfully completed in 2009, from which this video excerpt is taken. A full length DVD can be purchased from the offices of local TV station Gayelle TV or from the Lydians (www.thelydianstt.com). To date no other choir, or country, anywhere in the world has this version of the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel’s Messiah. This rendition continues today in most Lydians’ performances and concerts – a testimony to Dr. Bishop’s great legacy and musical vision.

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Make: The Shot Camera Challenge and win tehes Nikon packages!


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Today’s camera gear lets us do a lot more than just take snapshots. With advanced control, shooters are now finding ways to make incredible photo and video creations, and find clever new applicatio…

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Makezine is teaming up with Nikon Inc. to celebrate the mods and tweaks you do to take your camera to new heights.  your chance to win a Nikon 1 V3 Kit (includes 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM, Camera Grip GR-N1010, & Electronic Viewfinder DF-N1000) and 3 additional lenses

1 NIKKOR VR 70-300 f/4.5-5.61 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.21 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR

and that’s just the grand prize click through  for more info 

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RSVP for Free Introduction to Design Patents seminar By USPTO April 22 #NYC #fashiontech #artstech


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What all inventors, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups should know about design patents. Given the recent increase of litigation between companies over design patents, there is far more interest but little knowledge behind design patents. While many individuals and organizations seek protection for their ideas with utility patents, protection of industrial designs is becoming necessary. Come join us to learn more.
The evening will be a panel presentation comprising of Mindy Bickel (USPTO), Peter Thurlow (Jones Day) and Linda Shudy (Kenyon & Kenyon).  The intended audience for the seminar is inventors, entrepreneurs, students, and small business owners.  Please note that you must RSVP to gain entrance to the building.

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RSVP for Free Introduction to Design Patents seminar By  USPTO April 22 #NYC @fashioncamp

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Open-Source CT Scanner- what a difference this would make


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Volumetric 3D scanners scan not only the surface of an object, but also see inside that object.

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Open-Source CT Scanner- what a difference this would make – to small communities

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This Woman’s Instagram Feed Was So Cool It Got Her A New Job


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Remember those days when you had to change your…

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Strategy – It’s not what you  do but HOW you  do it that  counts! This Woman’s Instagram Feed Was So Cool It Got Her A New Job

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