Five Best Barbra Streisand Movies, Scores and Soundtracks

I was five years old when my mom took me to see Funny Girl. We fell in love with Fanny Brice (and Barbra Streisand--"Don't tell me not to live just sit and puttah. Life's candy and the sun's a ball of buttah!" GLEE would reprise that some 40 years later. But NOBODY does it like Babs. Later, in 1971, my dad took me to see What's Up, Doc?. It's still one of our favorite movies. Here are Barbra Streisand's best movies and soundtracks. Because of her amazing voice. Barbra has been cast in parts that didn't always sufficiently showcase her acting and dancing talents--Like "A Star is Born." Meh. But the song Evergreen was gorgeous. These movies represent some of the best of Barbra's acting skills also. Yentl is my favorite. I love how she embraces and celebrates her Jewish background. And the best of her music doesn't come from a movie--it's her "Classical Barbra" album. I still have mine from high school. Five Best Barbra Streisand Movies and Soundtracks

Memorial Day Pageant and Parade, with Patriotic Musical Selections

Memorial Day, the last Monday in May has several names: Remembrance Day and Decoration Day. We honor fallen military and our loved ones who have passed. Looking for a fun interactive Memorial Day activity the whole community will enjoy? How about an educational Memorial Day pageant planner with U.S. history tie-ins, American patriotic musical selections and a vintage flavor.  Educational, Vintage Memorial Day Student Pageant and Party

Music Playlist of War and Government Protest Songs for Memorial Day

I always feel the need to play war protest songs around Memorial Day--all the misguided RWB fever, I guess.  Don't get me wrong--I get choked up at the Stars and Stripes. I just can't wrap my mind around the concept of "just war." It's all killing. So here's my government protest playlist. Please forgive my bombastic writing. I was at a different place in my journey and tended to get a little strange. Music Playlist: 25 War and Government Protest Songs

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, with Latino Music, Dance

Cinco de Mayo--"fifth of May" in Spanish--celebrates the Mexican victory at the Battle of Pueblo. It's not the Mexican independence day though it sounds like the U.S. 4th of July. My Latino friends tell me Cinco de Mayo isn't as big in Mexico as in the U.S. And what do we Americans do with holidays? Party! Or in this case, fiesta. Here's are Latino music selections, including mariachi and Tejano (Tex-Mex style), plus dancing, games, crafts, homemade maracas and food for a kid-friendly Cinco de Mayo party! Kid-Friendly Cinco de Mayo Fiesta With Latino-Inspired Games, Crafts, Food