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Gena Rowlands and John Cassavetes

Sharing to spread the word.

Sharing to spread the word.

Susan Ida Boucaud Featured at The Story Space online, Tue 06/06/2023

The Story Space online
Every Tuesday from 6:45-9:00 P.M. EDT
Please Note: We are now on EDT (Eastern Daylight Time), 4 hours behind GMT, or UTC-4.

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Otherwise, there will be a placeholder message.)

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Susan Ida Boucaud:
from Toronto, serves up a compelling mix of personal and traditional stories. Producer and performer involved with numerous Canadian storytelling events, she helps coordinate and can often be seen and heard at our counterpart Neighbor to the North’s weekly series: 1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling.
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There is an $8 requested donation.

The Story Space runs every Tuesday Night from 6:45 – 9:00 P.M. EDT.

Storytelling of all types and styles, in a friendly, cooperative venue where seasoned tellers and newcomers alike are received with full attention.
There are no content restrictions, other than prohibiting deliberately offensive language.
Try out a new story, spin an old favorite, or just listen.
No Topics. No Competition. No Judging. Just Stories.
In the spirit of Brother Blue.

There is an $8 requested donation.
Signup for Open Telling (8-minute slots) starts at 6:45 P.M. EDT.
Open Telling starts at 7:00 P.M. EDT sharp.
Followed by the Featured Teller at around 8:00 P.M. EDT.

To learn more, or be on our mailing list: [email protected]
"Programs Subject to Change"


History is not there for you to like or dislike. It is there for you to learn from it. And if it offends you, even better. Because then you are less likely to repeat it. It's not yours to erase. It belongs to all of us.

A great story!!!! Congratulations!

A great story!!!! Congratulations!

Twin Queen Success 👑‼️


Dorothy Dandridge broke down racial barriers and set the path for black actresses. She became the first black female to be nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Actress category for her role in Carmen Jones, and the first black woman to grace the cover of Life magazine. However, society was unable to fully appreciate Dorothy during her lifetime simply because of the color of her skin. A legend in every sense of the word, Dorothy Dandridge will forever remain the epitome of beauty and grace.

Arthur Ash Memory Eternal

Arthur Ash Memory Eternal

Arthur Robert Ashe Jr. (July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993) was an American professional tennis player who won three Grand Slam singles titles. He started to play tennis at six years old. He was the first black player selected to the United States Davis Cup team, and the only black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open. He retired in 1980. He was ranked world No. 1 by Rex Bellamy, Bud Collins, Judith Elian, Lance Tingay, World Tennis and Tennis Magazine (U.S.) in 1975. That year, Ashe was awarded the 'Martini and Rossi' Award, voted for by a panel of journalists, and the ATP Player of the Year award. In the ATP computer rankings, he peaked at No. 2 in May 1976.

Ashe is believed to have acquired HIV from a blood transfusion he received during heart bypass surgery in 1983. He publicly announced his illness in April 1992, and began working to educate others about HIV and AIDS. He founded the Arthur Ashe Foundation for the Defeat of AIDS and the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health before his death from AIDS-related pneumonia at the age of 49 on February 6, 1993. On June 20, 1993, he was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by United States President Bill Clinton.

Quincy Jones IS THE MAN! An amazing body of work...😘

Quincy Jones IS THE MAN! An amazing body of work...😘

Quincy Jones (1933-present)
Known For: Being a world-famous composer and music producer
Quincy Jones has been the record producer for such big names as Celene Dion, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra. Additionally he has been nominated for 79 Grammy’s, which is more than anybody else. He won 27 of those nominations.


Calling All New Yorkers…

8:12 pm, NYC Time
Monday, May 29, 2023
Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Crowds gather. Traffic halts. Cross streets glisten with fiery orange light, rendering otherwise-shadowed urban canyons aglow. Behold sunset on the Manhattan grid.

Behold .



🚨 Eddie Murphy is still making major moves! 🚨


This is in the National Vietnam Memorial Museum in Chicago. It's the dog tags of every person who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. It's a powerful statement.

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Peter Ustinov ! YES!!!!!!

Peter Ustinov ! YES!!!!!!

Peter Ustinov

Interesting…very interesting…I was the second born daughter and “I” looked like my dad - not my older sister …interestin...

Interesting…very interesting…I was the second born daughter and “I” looked like my dad - not my older sister …interesting

Sun Gazing


The Green Mile 💔😭

Michael Caine had me at, “What’s it all about Alfy…”oh yeah 👍❤️

Michael Caine had me at, “What’s it all about Alfy…”oh yeah 👍❤️

Michael and Shakira Caine ♥️✨


Dustin Hoffman and Steve McQueen
"Papillon" (1973),


“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things.
And no good thing ever dies!” - Andy Dufresne

Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins (Shawshank Redemption)


Midtown Manhattan 🥰

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Two of my all-time favorites Harry Belafonte and Mahalia Jackson!

Two of my all-time favorites Harry Belafonte and Mahalia Jackson!

Harry Belafonte singing to the great Mahalia Jackson.

Tina Turner's Memory Eternal. 😔

Tina Turner's Memory Eternal. 😔

"For sixteen years, her husband beat her.
But on this night, Tina Turner washed the blood from her face, wrapped a cape around her bloodied clothes, covered her eyes with a pair of sunglasses, and placed a wrap on her head, because the swelling was so bad, she couldn’t wear her wig.
She ran out of the hotel, hid among the trash cans, and then ran to the Ramada Inn, where she begged for a room.
All she had was thirty-six cents and a Mobil credit card.
But after sixteen years of cruelty, she finally walked out on Ike Turner.
To be clear, it wasn’t easy. She was so worried about her safety, she stayed with friends, paying her way by keeping house. It got so bad that Tina Turner—the Tina Turner—had to use food stamps.
And yes, it’s incredible that Tina Turner built her career back from nothing.
But what’s even more incredible is the battle cry she repeated inside her head—the battle cry that gave her strength: “I will die before I go back.”
Never forget it: No matter how deep the hole is, you can always find a way out.
In their divorce, Tina Turner gave Ike nearly everything. All their money. And the publishing royalties for her compositions. “You take everything I’ve made in the last sixteen years,” she said. “I’ll take my future.”


Eric Clapton on stage at Stanford, 1975

Sharing to spread the word. I have a prior commitment, other wise I'd be attending this outstanding Conference. - Barbar...

Sharing to spread the word. I have a prior commitment, other wise I'd be attending this outstanding Conference. - Barbara Aliprantis, Bilingual (English/ASL) Visual Vernacular/Cinematic Sign Language Storyteller


Meet one of our many amazing conference presenters at the “Language Starts with Me” family conference in Williamsburg, VA, at the Great Wolf Lodge! July 12-14, 2023!

Today, we share Debbie Trapani, the National Programs and Outreach - Early Intervention Director at the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Her topic for Thursday morning’s presentation is “Supporting Literacy Development for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children at Home.”

She will share strategies and tips on supporting and encouraging literacy development at home for deaf and hard-of-hearing children will be shared. Literacy includes ASL, Spoken English, reading, and writing. The strategies shared will help to build the foundation for emerging literacy skills and continued literacy development throughout your deaf child's childhood, ensuring your child grows up bilingual in both ASL and English.

Come join us! Only $350 per person!

Join as a member for only $35 a year!

[ID: July 12-14. Language Starts with Me, Great Wolf Lodge, Williamsburg, VA. 31st Annual Family Conference. American Society for Deaf Children. CONFERENCE PRESENTER. ASDC logo. Details as above. Photo of Debbie Trapani. Join us! QR code.]


Can’t wait for people to see it.


I love the smell of the Universe in the morning.



Come join us at the “Language Starts with Me” family conference in Williamsburg, VA, at the Great Wolf Lodge! July 12-14, 2023! Only $350 per person!

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[ID: Members save $ 350 per person! July 12-14. Language Starts with Me, Great Wolf Lodge, Williamsburg, VA. 31st Annual Family Conference. American Society for Deaf Children. Join us! QR code. Visit us for more details. ASDC logo. Photo of young son riding on his father’s shoulders]


Bob Marley was once asked if there was a perfect woman. He replies:

“Who cares about perfection?
Even the moon is not perfect, it is full of craters.

The sea is incredibly beautiful, but salty and dark in the depths.

The sky is always infinite, but often cloudy.

So, everything that is beautiful isn't perfect, it's special.

Therefore, every woman can be special to someone.

Stop being "perfect", but try to be free and live, doing what you love, not wanting to impress others”

A legend 💚


There is always more to learn.

I was having a conversation with my good friend Emily Burke, from and she said this to me as we were chatting. It just made so much sense and was a reminder that we are ALL learning.

So, here are 5 ways I am learning more about the Deaf community and I encourage you to try as well!

1- Educate yourself: Read books, articles, and watch documentaries about Deaf culture and the experiences of Deaf individuals.

2-Learn basic sign language: Learning sign language can help you communicate with deaf individuals and understand their perspective.

3-Attend Deaf events: Attend Deaf events such as social gatherings, performances, and community events to immerse yourself in Deaf culture.

4-Respect Deaf culture: Be respectful of Deaf culture, which has its own unique language, customs, and traditions. Also know that as much as you may learn, love and relate - if you are not DHH and live it on a daily basis, you will never 100% know or BE a part of Deaf culture.

5-Engage with the Deaf community: Engage with the deaf community by volunteering, working, or socializing with Deaf individuals to gain a deeper understanding of their culture and experiences.

Drop other ideas below and we can have a chat!

Photos from Oprah Winfrey's post

Photos from Oprah Winfrey's post


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Paul and Tina Turner

Tina Turner Memory Eternal ❤️

Tina Turner Memory Eternal ❤️


Hi NYSX-fans!

Co-host Nicole Ferraro has teamed up with Liat Olenick to create this beginning of the year fundraiser for Democratic Senate candidates. It takes place in early January and has a cavalcade of fantastic storytelling acts. All money goes to Swing Left! Follow the links on the flyer and get your tickets before they all sell out.


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Dear Rimes Followers,
The long-awaited and much anticipated Rimes of the Ancient Mariner Silver Tongued Devil Anthology has been published by Pink Trees Press. This 284-page compilation captures the magic of five years of the Rimes reading series. It includes more than 120 of the 300 plus featured writers who graced the series stage through several venue changes. The anthology celebrates outstanding East Village poetry, fiction, memoirs, essays, storytelling, humor, and spoken word.

The book is available online at Amazon and other online booksellers for $18.99.

Due to restrictions posed by the pandemic, we are unable to have a live book part but we’re planning a Zoom book launch reading on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021. More information to follow.

Thank you for being a part of the Rimes family. We are hoping to have a live reading to celebrate the publication with all of you in the future.

Linda Kleinbub (editor)
Anthony C. Murphy (editor)
Phillip Giambri (contributing editor)

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