Sunday Night posts
★ GIVEAWAY #3 ★
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4 months ago
★ GIVEAWAY #2 ★
Here is our second Giveaway!
We are giving away 1 of our beautiful new Amethyst Wishing Bottle Necklace to one lucky Sugar Babe!! A stunning wishing bottle style necklace filled with small amethyst crystals on a beautiful long s Read more ... himmering 28" wave chain.
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4 months ago
I am overwhelmed that over 300 of you are now supporting me with Just The Tonic. A big hug to each and every one of you xx
As a thank you, i would love to send one of you a signed copy of my book.
Please like the Just the Tonic page, share this post Read more ... with your friends and reply with a ❤️ underneath and i will pick someone at random on Sunday night. Thank you all xx
4 months ago
More pleasant weather anticipated over the weekend and into next week. A weak cold front will cross through the state this afternoon and tonight and bring some cooler temperatures into the state for Saturday. However, this cool down is forecast to be Read more ... short-lived as warm and windy conditions look to develop on Sunday. Elevated fire danger is anticipated on Sunday. Another warm and windy day is forecast Monday before a sharp cold front pushes through the region by the afternoon and evening. Colder temperatures will filter into the region Monday night and last through the middle of the week. However, even with the colder weather expected, temperatures will remain above normal Tuesday and Wednesday. In addition, no major storm systems are on the horizon. #iawx #IowaSpring
4 months ago
An early update this week as I am having a rare day off. This week has been very busy indeed and started back at the weekend with a fabulous Dining-in Night with CE Reg staff and volunteers. VCDS gave an inspirational speech and reaffirmed how much Read more ... the senior leadership values the ACO and particularly it's volunteers. On my way home on Sunday, I popped into RAF Wittering to meet a bunch of jnr cadets on their first weekend camp. They were happily crawling all over the Harriers and were having a great time under the supervision of CACWO and Mrs CACWO, plus Armourer Joe. Thanks to all who made that camp possible.
Back in the office on Mon catching up with core business, including updates on the glider recovery programme. The focus on this at very senior level is unprecedented and I can assure you that everyone from CAS down is trying to find ways to get cadets gliding again as soon as it is safe to do so.
I then travelled across to RAF Cosford to preposition for the International Women's event at the Museum. I ws invited to speak about my career in the RAF and was joined by a very impressive former technician, and an even more impressive 98-year old former WAAF. A lovely morning and only sorry I didn't get time to chat to the female air cadets who attended from the local schools. Next time!
After that, I met with the Air Show Director for Cosford Air Show and we agreed outline plans for cadet participation in this great Show, and also discussed how best to look after our Ambassador, Hon Gp Capt Vorderman, who will be attending and hopes to meet lots of cadets and staff.
After a quick phone call catch-up with the AOC, I returned to Cranwell. Wed was busy with staff Forums, mtgs about manning and recruitment, and then a quick trip to London to attend the launch of Cadets on Target, an initiative to encourage hot shot cadets to continue their hobby beyond cadets and hopefully on to Commonwealth or Olympic glory. I met several of our outstanding cadets who have represented us internationally and it was great to see CWO Alice Southall who has been selected for the GB under 21s.
Late home, and then Thursday was a day of finance mtgs, approving lots of money being spent in support of air cadet activity, espec music, AT, IACE, etc. We also approved funding for CI and padre corporate clothing and discussed future fundraising linked to the 75th anniversary. There is good news in store for the Lees and Morris Trophy finalists and also for the Dacre Reg nominations - details via chain of command over coming weeks.
So, today and tomorrow I need to recharge my batteries as the week ahead is another very busy one with some CCF events, a visit to the Palace, and a farewell dinner for RC LASER all to look forward to. Will tell you all about it next week.
4 months ago
Here we go! The FINAL 3 DAYS at the Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taichung. DJ Joseph Lin returns for a lucky lamb and cowabunga show LIVE from 5-9pm until Sunday~ Come on down, plan a weekend getaway, party with our music and grab goat gabbing cash pri Read more ... zes every night!
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4 months ago
Depends where you live...part 2!
Today's rain chances start SE & E this morning then move into the Metroplex as the day wears on...HOWEVER best chances will end up being east and north by the afternoon. Areas SW will actually have another decent, mil Read more ... d day.
Tonight, is mild as rain chances continue in our northern counties.
The weekend still features a lot of clouds...maybe a bit more sun on Sunday. 60s Sat, near 70 Sun with low rain chances lingering on Saturday.
Early next week will be mild ahead of a good rain maker that arrives Tue PM...Tue night and exits Wed AM.
4 months ago
Deuces Great night in The Roost Maynooth last night.
Sunday sees us to The Coachman Bar Clonmel Co, Tipperary. So get your dancing shoes on!
4 months ago
Live: Black Cat Sunday Night Fight (គូអន្តរជាតិ)
Venue: SEATV ARENA
(នឹងបន្តផ្សាយនៅផេក SEATV ARENA) សូមរង់ចាំតាមដានទស្ Read more ... សនាដោយក្តីរីករាយ
4 months ago
Joe Hey guys, hope Judo was ok last night, sorry me and Dave couldn't make it.
Who is in on Sunday?
SICKEST FLYING TRIANGLE OF ALL TIME!!!
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4 months ago
Sorry everyone, the weather is rolling straight up the Hume Freeway and it's not good. In fact, it's that bad, tonight's Bike NIght has been cancelled . All bike racers are encouraged to rock up on Sunday to Settle The Score. Same price but with more Read more ... sunshine. If you were already owed an entry credit, you can use that on Sunday.
Good afternoon all. In trying to stay ahead of another storm front and to prevent you from travelling unnecessarily, we regretfully have decided to cancel tonight's Bike Night event. Please make sure you join us this Sunday for Settle the Score where Read more ... bikes are most welcome. Until then, stay safe and dry!
4 months ago
Registration was easy! A 7-step process that takes less than five minutes. Only registered for the Saturday night event ($75 +$10) - for now and made a contribution while I was at it. Not sure about on campus housing or hotel yet.
A whopping total Read more ... of 7 classmates have registered so far. Time to register and to get your classmates to register too. Looking for ideas for Friday night and Sunday brunch get together events.
4 months ago
This week our long term courses begin, and we hold a once in a lifetime ceremony celebrating the end of the Pluto/Uranus Square cycle. Remember that when you purchase Sowilo Pass points, you can use them for ANY class, course, workshop or service - Read more ... so even if you buy an eight week course, you can decide in the middle of it to use your points for yoga, a reading, a massage, or a different class. Love Yourself Well however you choose.
7.30pm: Astrology chat, vino, snacks - how the stars affect your week - this week we focus on the upcoming last Pluto/Uranus square $35 (2 Sowilo Pass points)
9-11am: Tarot breakfast - the Court Cards $35 (2 sowilo pass points)
12.45: Dreaming in Dragonfly shamanic meditation ceremony $40
10-12 am: SPECIAL astrology session to understand the extraordinary astrology of March and how it impacts you - get ready for Monday night's PLUTO URANUS CEREMONY. ($35 includes FREE CEREMONY MONDAY NIGHT)
9.pm: PLUTO/URANUS CEREMONY - RELEASING KARMA (FREE with Sunday's class or $35)
7.30 BEGINNER TAROT WEEK ONE
9.30-11am: Yin Yang Yoga NEW
7.30pm: BEGINNERS COURSE IN ASTROLOGY WEEK ONE
6.30 pm NEW MOON IN PISCES SOUL SESSION - TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE
4 months ago
We have a fantastic line up of ‘LIVE MUSIC’ coming up this weekend starting tomorrow night Friday with Craig Ballentyne, Saturday night with Neil Colliss, and a very special performance from Natalie Ripepi on Sunday night. We look forward to see Read more ... ing you all this weekend.
4 months ago
Great weekend of music coming up: Saturday night Strange Brew, Lounge Side with Charlie Faye at 9 and then jamming with Willowdean right after, then Sunday Hyde Park Theatre with athens v. sparta for what promises to be such a killer show. My advice Read more ... : avoid the South-by madness and while you're at it, pop on a show I'm playing!
4 months ago
Why do priests convert to Islam?
My name is Yusuf Estes now, but in years past my friends used to call me Skip. I have preached Christianity and worked in the entertainment and music industry since I was a boy in the 1950’s. My father and I have e Read more ... stablished music stores, TV and radio programs and outdoor entertainment for fun (and profit).
I was a music minister and even used a pony ride and entertained the children as “Skippy the Clown.”Once, I have served as Delegate to the United Nations Peace Conference for Religious Leaders. Now I am a retired former Muslim Chaplain for United States Bureau of Prisons, Washington, DC. and I join alongside many American Muslims, working with Muslim student and youth organizations as well as schools for Muslim children. As such, I travel around the entire world lecturing and sharing the message of the Christ of the Quran in Islam. We hold dialogs and discussion groups with all faiths and enjoy the opportunity to work alongside rabbis, ministers, preachers and priests everywhere. Some of our work is in the institutional area, military, universities and prisons.
Primarily our goal is to educate and communicate the correct message of Islam and who the Muslims really are. Although Islam has grown now to nearly tie Christianity as the largest of religions on earth, we see many of those who claim Islam as Muslims, that do not correctly understand nor properly represent the message of “Peace, Surrender and Obedience to God” (Arabic = ‘Islam’)Dear me, I am afraid that I got a bit ahead of myself. I was trying to give a bit of background of our work perhaps to see if it would in anyway benefit those who may being going through what I experienced while trying to resolve some of the issues of Christianity.
How it happened
This may seem quite strange, while we perhaps may share a few different perspectives and concepts of God, Jesus, prophethood, sin and salvation. But you see, at one time I was in the same boat as many folks are today. Really, I was. Let me explain.
Born a strong Christian
I was born into a very strong Christian family in the Midwest. Our family and their ancestors not only built the churches and schools across this land, but actually were the same ones who came here in the first place. While I was still in elementary we relocated to Houston, Texas in 1949 – “I’m old”. We attended church regularly and I was baptized at the age of 12 in Pasadena, Texas. As a teenager, I wanted to visit other churches to learn more of their teachings and beliefs. The Baptists, Methodists, Episcopalians, Charismatic movements, Nazarene, Church of Christ, Church of God, Church of God in Christ, Full Gospel, Agape, Catholic, Presbyterian and many more. I developed quite a thirst for the “Gospel” or as we say; “Good News.” My research into religion did not stop with Christianity. Not at all. Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Metaphysics, native American beliefs were all a part of my studies. Just about the only one that I did not look into seriously was “Islam”. Why? Good question.
Anyway, I became very interested in different types of music, especially Gospel and Classical. Because my whole family was religious and musical it followed that I too would begin my studies in both areas. All this set me for the logical position of Music Minister in many of the churches that I became affiliated with over the years. I started teaching keyboard instruments in 1960 and by 1963 owned my own studios in Laurel, Maryland, called “Estes Music Studios.”
Business projects in Texas, Oklahoma and Florida
Over the next 30 years my father and I worked together in many business projects. We had entertainment programs, shows and attractions. We opened piano and organ stores all the way from Texas and Oklahoma to Florida. We had earned millions of dollars during those years, but could not find the peace of mind that can only come through knowing the truth and finding the real plan of salvation. I’m sure you have asked yourself the question; “Why did God create me?” or “What is it that God wants me to do?” or “Exactly who is God, anyway?” “Why do we believe in ‘original sin?” and “Why would the sons of Adam be forced to accept his ‘sins’ and then as a result be punished forever.” But if you asked anyone these questions, they would probably tell you that you have to believe without asking, or that it is a ‘mystery’ and you shouldn’t ask – “Just have faith, brother.”
Strangely enough, the word “Trinity” is not in the Bible. And it has been a concern for religious scholars as early as 200 years after Jesus was raised up by Almighty God. I would ask preachers or ministers to give me some sort of an idea how ‘one’ could figure out to become ‘three’ or how God Himself, Who can do anything He Wills to do, cannot just forgive people’s sins, but rather he had to become a man, come down on earth, be a human, and then take on the sins of all people; keeping in mind that all along He is still God of the whole universe and does as He Wills to do, both in and outside of the universe as we know it. They never seemed to be able to come up with anything other than opinions or strange analogies.
Father – Ordained non-denominational minister
My father was very active in supporting church work, especially church school programs. He became an ordained minister in the 1970s. He and his wife (my stepmother) knew many of the TV evangelists and preachers and even visited Oral Roberts and helped in the building of the “Prayer Tower” in Tulsa, OK. They also were strong supporters of Jimmy Swaggart, Jim and Tammy Fae Bakker, Jerry Fallwell, John Haggi and the biggest enemy to Islam in America, Pat Robertson.
Distributing “Praise” Tapes for Jesus
During the early 1980’s my Dad and his wife worked together and were most active in recording “Praise” tapes and distributing them for free to people in retirement homes, hospitals and homes for the elderly. We were really “winning souls to the Lord – for Jesus” day after day.
Met a man from Egypt
It was early in 1991 when my father began doing business with a man from Egypt and told me that he wanted me to meet him. This idea appealed to me when I thought about the idea of having an international flavor. You know, the pyramids, sphinx, Nile River and all that.
He was a “Moslem”
Hijackers; Kidnappers; Bombers, Terrorists – and who knows what else?Then my father mentioned that this man was a ‘Moslem.’ First, I hated the idea of meeting an “infidel, hijacker, kidnapper, bomber, terrorist, non-believer.” Any normal person would be repulsed at the idea. I couldn’t believe my ears. A ‘Moslem?’ No way! I reminded my dad of the various different things that we had heard about these people.
Lies against Muslims & Islam
They don’t even believe in God They worship a black box in the desert. And They kiss the ground five times a day. No Way! I Did Not Want to Meet Him!I did not want to meet this ‘Moslem’ man. No way! My father insisted that I meet him and reassured me that he was a very nice person. This was too much for me. Especially since the evangelists that we used to travel around with all hated Muslims and Islam very much. They even said things that were not true to make people afraid of Islam. So, why would I want anything to do with these people?Idea – “Change Him To Christian”.Then an idea came to me, “We can change this man to Christian.” So, I gave in and agreed to the meeting. But on my terms.I Met Him With A Bible, Cross and Cap with “Jesus Is Lord!” on it.
I agreed to meet him on a Sunday after church so we would be all prayed up and in good standing with the Lord. I would be carrying my Bible under my arm as usual. I would have my big shiny cross dangling and I would have on my cap which says: “Jesus is Lord” right across the front. My wife and two young daughters came along and we were ready for our first encounter with the ‘Moslems.’
Where is he?
When I came into the shop and asked my father where the ‘Moslem’ was, he pointed and said: “He’s right over there.” I was confused. That couldn’t be the Moslem. No way.
Turban and beard?
I’m looking for a huge man with flowing robes, a big turban on his head, a beard half way down his shirt and eyebrows that go all the way across his forehead with a sword or a bomb under his coat.
No turban – No beard
This man had no beard. In fact, he didn’t even have any hair on his head at all. He was nearly bald. Best of all, he was very pleasant with a warm welcome and handshake. This didn’t make sense. I thought they are terrorists and bombers. What is this all about?
He needs Jesus
Never mind. I’ll get right to work on this guy. He needs to be ‘saved’ in the ‘Name of Jesus’ and me and the Lord are going to do it.
Introduction & interrogation
After a quick introduction, I asked him: “Do you believe in God?”
He said: ”Yes.” – (Good!)Then I said: ”Do you believe in Adam and Eve?”
He said: ”Yes.” – (Very Good!)I said: “What about Abraham? You believe in him and how he tried to sacrifice his son for God?”
He said: ”Yes.” – (Even better!)Then I asked: ”What about Moses?” ”Ten Commandments?””Parting the Red Sea?”
Again he said: ”Yes.” – (Better still!)Then: ”What about the other prophets, David, Solomon and John the Baptist?”
He said:”Yes.” – (Great!) I asked: ”Do you believe in the Bible?”
Again, he said:”Yes.” – (OK!) So, now it was time for the big question: ”Do you believe in Jesus? That he was the Messiah (Christ) of God?”
Again the said:”Yes.” – (Fantastic!) Well now – “This was going to be easier than I had thought.”He was just about ready to be baptized only he didn’t know it. And I was just the one to do it, too.
Shocking knowledge – Muslims believe in the Bible?
One day in the Spring of 1991, I came to know that the Muslims believed in the Bible. I was shocked. How could this be? But that’s not all, they believe in Jesus as:* A true messenger of God;* Prophet of God;* Miracle birth without human intervention;* He was the ‘Christ’ or Messiah as predicted in the Bible;* He is with God now and most important;* He will be coming back in the Last Days to lead the believers against the ‘Antichrist.’After “winning souls to the Lord for Jesus” day after day, this would be a big achievement for me, to catch one of these ‘Moslems’ and ‘convert’ him to Christianity.
Cup of tea – Discuss beliefs
I asked him if he liked tea and he said he did. So off we went to a little shop in the mall to sit and talk about my favorite subject: Beliefs. While we sat in that little coffee shop for hours talking (I did most of the talking) I came to know that he was very nice, quiet and even a bit shy. He listened attentively to every word that I had to say and did not interrupt even one time. I liked this man’s way and thought that he had definite potential to become a good Christian. Little did I know the course of events about to unravel in front of my eyes.
Agreed to do business
First of all, I agreed with my father that we should do business with this man and even encouraged the idea of him traveling along with me on my business trips across the northern part of Texas. Day after day we would ride together and discuss various issues pertaining to different beliefs that people have. And along the way, I could of course interject some of my favorite radio programs of worship and praise to help bring the message to this poor individual. We talked about the concept of God; the meaning of life; the purpose of creation; the prophets and their mission and how God reveals His Will to mankind. We also shared a lot of personal experiences and ideas as well.
Moved to our home
One day I came to know that my friend Mohamed was going to move out of the home he had been sharing with a friend of his and was going to be living in the mosque for a time. I went to my dad and asked him if we could invite Mohamed to come out to our big home in the country and stay there with us. After all, he could share some of the work and some expenses and he would be right there when we were ready to go to out traveling around. My father agreed and Mohamed moved in.
Continued ministry & preaching
Of course I still would find time to visit my fellow preachers and evangelists around the state of Texas. One of them lived on the Texas — Mexico border and another lived near lived Oklahoma border. One preacher liked to carry a huge wooden cross that was bigger than a car. He would carry it over his shoulder and drag the bottom on the ground and go down the road or freeway hauling these two beams formed in the shape of a cross. People would stop their cars and come over to him and ask him what was going on and he would give them pamphlets and booklets on Christianity.
Preacher has heart attack
One day my friend with the cross had a heart attack and had to go to the Veterans Hospital where he stayed for quite a long while. I used to visit him in the hospital several times a week and I would take Mohamed with me with the hopes that we could all share together in the subject of beliefs and religions. My friend was not very impressed and it was obvious that he did not want to know anything about Islam. Then one day a man who was sharing the room with my friend came rolling into the room in his wheelchair. I went to him and asked him his name and he said that it didn’t matter and when I asked him where he was from he said he was from the planet Jupiter. I thought about what he said and then began to wonder if I was in the cardiac ward or the mental ward.
Man in wheelchair – Needed the Lord
I knew the man was lonely and depressed and needed someone in his life. So, I began to ‘witness’ to him about the Lord. I read to him out of the book of Jonah in the Old Testament. I shared the story of the prophet Jonah who had been sent by the Lord to call his people to the correct way. Jonah had left his people and escaped by boat to leave his city and head out to sea. A storm came up and the ship almost capsized and the people on board threw Jonah over the side of the ship. A whale came up to the surface and grabbed Jonah, swallowed him and then went down to the bottom of the sea, where he stayed for 3 days and 3 nights. Yet because of God’s Mercy, He caused the whale to rise to the surface and then spit Jonah out to return back home safely to his city of Nineveh. And the idea was that we can’t really run away from our problems because we always know what we have done. And what is more, God also always knows what we have done.
After sharing this story with the man in the wheel chair, he looked up and me and apologized. He told me he was sorry for his rude behavior and that he had experienced some real serious problems recently. Then he said that he wanted to confess something to me. And I said that I was not a Catholic priest and I don’t handle confessions. He replied back to me that he knew that. In fact, he said: “I am a Catholic priest.” I was shocked. Here I had been trying to preach Christianity to a priest. What in the world was happening here?
Priest in Latin America
The priest began to share his story of being a missionary for the church for over 12 years to south and Central America and Mexico and even in New York’s ‘Hell’s Kitchen.’ When he was released from the hospital he needed a place to go to recover and rather than let him go to stay with a Catholic family, I told my dad that we should invite him to come out and live with us in the country along with our families and Mohamed. It was agreed by all that he would so, he moved out right away.
Priests must study Islam? – yes!
During the trip out to our home, I talked with the priest about some of the concepts of beliefs in Islam and to my surprise he agreed and then shared even more about this with me. I was shocked when he told me that Catholic priests actually study Islam and some even carry doctors degrees in this subject. This was all very enlightening to me. But there was still a lot more to come.
Different versions of the Bible
After settling in, we all began to gather around the kitchen table after dinner every night to discuss religion. My father would bring his King James Version of the Bible, I would bring out my Revised Standard Version of the Bible, my wife had another version of the Bible (maybe something like Jimmy Swaggart’s ‘Good News For Modern Man.” The priest of course, had the Catholic Bible which has 7 more books in it that the Protestant Bible. So we spent more time talking about which Bible was the right one or the most correct one, than we did trying to convince Mohamed about becoming a Christian.
Quran has only one version – In Arabic – and still exists
At one point I recall asking him about the Quran and how many versions of it there were in the last 1,400 years. He told me that there was only ONE QURAN. And that it had never been changed. Yet he let me know that the Quran had been memorized by hundreds of thousands of people, in it’s entirety and were scattered about the earth in many different countries. Over the centuries since the Quran was revealed millions have memorized it completely and have taught it to others who have memorized it completely, from cover to cover, letter perfect without mistakes. Today, over 9 million Muslims have memorized the entire Quran from cover to cover.
How could this be?
This did not seem possible to me. After all, the original languages of the Bible have all been dead languages for centuries and the documents themselves have been lost in their originals for hundreds and thousands of years. So, how could it be that something like this could be so easy to preserve and to recite from cover to cover.
Priest Goes to the MosqueAnyway, one day the priest asked the Mohamed if he might accompany him to the mosque to see what it was like there. They came back talking about their experience there and we could not wait to ask the priest what it was like and what all types of ceremonies they performed. He said they didn’t really ‘do’ anything. They just came and prayed and left. I said: “They left? Without any speeches or singing?” He said that was right.
Priest enters Islam!
A few more days went by and the Catholic priest asked Mohamed if he might join him again for a trip to the mosque which they did. But this time it was different. They did not come back for a very long time. It became dark and we worried that something might have happened to them. Finally they arrived and when they came in the door I immediately recognized Mohamed, but who was this alongside of him? Someone wearing a white robe and a white cap. Hold on a minute! It was the priest. I said to him: “Pete? — Did you become a ‘Moslem?’ He said that he had entered into Islam that very day. THE PRIEST BECAME A Muslim!! What next? (You’ll see).
My wife announces her Islam!
So, I went upstairs to think things over a bit and began to talk to my wife about the whole subject. She then told me that she too was going to enter into Islam, because she knew it was the truth.
I was really shocked now. I went downstairs and woke up Mohamed and asked him to come outside with me for a discussion. We walked and talked that whole night through.
Truth had come!
By the time he was ready to pray Fajr (the morning prayer of the Muslims) I knew that the truth had come at last and now it was up to me to do my part. I went out back behind my father’s house and found an old piece of plywood lying under an overhang and right there I put my head down on the ground facing the direction that the Muslims pray five times a day.
Guide me! O God! guide me!
Now then in that position, with my body stretched out on the plywood and my head on the ground, I asked: “O God. If you are there, guide me, guide me.”
Sign inside of me
And then after a while I raised up my head and I noticed something. No, I didn’t see birds or angels coming out of the sky nor did I hear voices or music, nor did I see bright lights and flashes. What I did notice was a change inside of me. I was aware now more than ever before that it was time for me to stop any lying and doing anything sneaky. It was time that I really work at being an honest and upright man. I knew now what I had to do.
Wash away the “OLD”
So I went upstairs and took a shower with the distinct idea that I was ‘washing’ away the sinful old person that I had become over the years. And I was now coming into a new, fresh life. A life based on truth and proof.- And Become New!Around 11:00 A.M. that morning, I stood before two witnesses, one the ex-priest, formerly known as Father Peter Jacobs, and the other Mohamed Abel Rehman and announced my ‘shahadah’ (open testimony to the Oneness of God and the prophethood of Muhammad, peace be upon him).”I bear witness, there is no deity to worship, except Almighty Allah, alone and He has no partners and I bear witness that Mohammad is His messenger and servant.”
My wife was next
A few minutes later, my wife followed along and gave the same testimony. But hers was in front of 3 witnesses (me being the third).Then my father.My father was a bit more reserved on the subject and waited a few more months before he made his shahadah (public testimony). But he did finally commit to Islam and began offering prayers right along with me and the other Muslims in the local masjid (mosque).
Children too!The children were taken out of the Christian school and placed in Muslim schools. And now ten years later, they are memorizing much of the Quran and the teachings of Islam.
Father’s wife (Stepmother) next
My father’s wife finally acknowledged, before she died, that Jesus could not be a son of God and that he must have been a mighty prophet of God, but not God. She passed away within a few months of this statement at age 86. May Allah accept her statement of faith, ameen.
Houseful of new Muslims – What’s next?
Now stop and think. A whole entire household of people from varying backgrounds and ethnic groups coming together in truth to learn how to know and worship the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe. Think. A Catholic priest; a minister of music and preacher of the Gospel; an ordained minister and builder of Christian schools; and the children, even a great-grandmother – they all come into Islam!
His mercy and guidance
Only by His Mercy were we all guided to see the real truth of Islam, by removing the coverings over our ears and the blinders on our eyes, no longer having seals over our hearts – He was Guiding us now.
Family and friends entering Islam from one man. If I were to stop right here, I’m sure that you would have to admit that at least this is an amazing story, right? After all, three religious leaders of three separate denominations all going into one very opposite belief at the same time and then soon after the rest of the household.
But that is not all. There is more! The same year, while I was in Grand Prairie, Texas (near Dallas) I met a Baptist seminary student from Tennessee named Joe, who also came to Islam after reading the Holy Quran while in Baptist Seminary College!
More? Yes. Catholic priest loves Islam – but Needs his job! There are others as well. I recall the case of the Catholic priest in a college town who talked about the good things in Islam so much that I was forced to ask him why he didn’t enter Islam. He replied: “What? And loose my job?” – His name is Father John and we still pray for Allah to Guide Him.
Another Catholic Priest Makes ShahadahThe very next year I met a former Catholic priest who had been a missionary for 8 years in Africa. He learned about Islam while he was there and entered into Islam. He then changed his name to Omar and moved to Dallas Texas.
Any more? Again – Yes! Two years later, while in San Antonio, Texas I was introduced to a former Arch Bishop of the Orthodox Church of Russia who learned about Islam and gave up his position to enter Islam.
Daughter of Hindu Pundit (Religious Leader) – Accepts Islam – helping thousands to IslamI met a woman in New York who wanted to make our CDs about “What Is Islam?”. After giving her permission several years ago, I have learned she has produced and distributed over 600 thousand of these to the non-Muslims in America. May Allah reward her and keep her strong in her efforts, ameen.Hundreds – Thousands – Still ComingAnd since my own entrance into Islam and becoming a chaplain to the Muslims throughout the country and around the world, I have encountered many more individuals who were leaders, teachers and scholars in other religions who learned about Islam and entered into it. They came from Hindus, Jews, Catholics, Protestants, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Greek and Russian Orthodox, Coptic Christians from Egypt, non-denominational churches and even scientists who had been atheists.
Why? Good question
The combination always seems to be the same; people are sincerely seeking the truth and are willing to put their different prejudices and biases out of their minds and begin to ask God for His Guidance in their lives.So, now you have the introduction to the story of my coming into Islam and becoming Muslim. There is more on the Internet about this story and there are more pictures there as well. Please take the time to visit it and then please take the time to email me and let us come together to share in all truths based on proofs for understanding our origins and our purpose and goals in this life and the Next Life.
9 Steps to purify the heart
May I suggest to the seeker of truth do the following nine steps to purification of the heart:
Clean your mind, your heart and soul. Remove all prejudices & biases.
Thank God for what you have – every moment of every day.
Read a good translation of the meaning of the Holy Quran in a language that they can understand best. (Abdullah Yousef Ali – for English speaking)
Reflect on the meanings & consider the bounties of your Lord.
Seek forgiveness from God and learn to forgive others.
Ask in your heart for guidance from above.
Open your heart and mind.
Continue to do this up for a few months and be regular in it.
Avoid the poison of evil while your heart is opening for the “rebirth of your soul.”
Ask, and it shall be given to you. Knock, and it shall be opened. The rest is between you and the Almighty Lord of the Universe. If you truly love Him, then He already Knows it and He will deal with each of us according to our hearts.
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Very busy weekend at the gun club coming up:
League scores are final and awards will be ready for the presentation on the 14th. The Club will be open Saturday morning for some new shooters to register some ATA Targets if anyone wishes t Read more ... o join and shoot. I have five complementary ATA Memberships for new youth/AIM ATA Members that have never joined ATA previously. We will have the rest of the club open beginning about 2:00 PM for the member appreciation shooting, which will be $3.00 per practice round for all league and member shooters. We will plan to do awards (both 2014 and 2015) about 4:30 PM and have a dinner of Pork Loin and fixings beginning about 5:00 PM. Should be a fun evening of shooting and awards with some good food for everyone.
Also, do not forget that starting at 5:00 PM on Friday night we will be hosting fun and games – backer/Annies/etc. and will shoot until people are tired of shooting. We will be selling shoot cards and paying back in cash. Beginners will shoot for $3.00 per game and get $9.00 back for every 5 entries. Advanced shooters will be shooting $5.00 games with $15.00 paid for every 5 entries. We will have some finger-food available for snacking during the games.
Nothing big planned for Sunday – just normal practice.
4 months ago
It's almost here!!! The 2015 St. Agnes Fiesta!!
Saturday, March 21st from Noon to 10pm and Sunday March 22nd from 10am to 10pm!!
We will have carnival rides, games, amazing food, beer, auction, raffles, and Soul Persuasion is performing Sat and Read more ... Sun night from 6pm to 10pm!
A few things you may not want to miss:
2pm- St Agnes School 75th Anniversary Performance
4pm- St Agnes School and Parish Talent Show
10:15am- St Agnes School Choir
1:30pm- St Agnes Parish and School Talent Show
2:30pm- St Agnes Adult Performance: Evolution of Dance-you don't want to miss this one!!!
Come on out and help us celebrate! Last year's weather was rainy but this year's it will be in the high 80's!!
See you there!!
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Third Sunday March15 #YoloSundays @clublexx ....Present #LoudGangEnt "Video Shoot Party"....#BikeLife #BikesUpGunsDown !!!!!!
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4 months ago
Personal Reflection on Lupus (author unanimous)
4:30am: the alarm is buzzing and I know that I need to start moving to get in my 8 miles for the day, but I couldn’t move. My body hurt. I was tired. The thought of putting on my running shoes cause Read more ... d a dread because I knew that my last runs hadn’t been easy & I feared that today wouldn’t be any easier.
I was a mother. I was a wife. I was a full-time project manager with a fun & challenging job. I was a runner. I was a friend. But, I was so tired. And this fatigue wasn’t because I was pushing myself. I thrived on structure and challenges in my daily life. This fatigue was in my bones & I felt it all way down to my fingertips.
I had run a dozen or so half-marathons and was coaching a group of friends to their first marathon. It was fun to get up & meet them all at the park at 5am. I loved that I was strengthening my body and learning things about myself as I ran miles and watched the sun rise every day. It started with needing a break in the middle of the day. A daily nap became a necessity to make it through to bedtime.
My husband noticed odd bruising on my fingers, right around my wedding band. My fingers looked like I had spent some serious time with a punching bag and there was no explanation for the swelling that accompanied the bruises. The pain I was feeling in my joints was easily dismissed as part of the regimen with the extra miles. I was putting in the miles for marathon training and then added some more, just to support everyone else running.
I was no longer pushing the family out the door to some activity on the weekend. I was the one lying in bed, recovering from a run, and trying to figure out why I was shedding massive amounts of hair. Something was wrong, but I had no idea what was causing this pain & fatigue that was a constant companion.
I pushed through and ran a marathon in December of 2011. I crossed the finish line and was surrounded by girlfriends who had given their spirit & soul to challenge themselves to all 26.2 on that cold & wet Sunday morning. That next week, my son and I were playing a game of tickle-tag before bed. His head connected with my nose and I suffered a concussion. Doctor’s orders were to stop running for a few weeks and just let my body rest. The doctor was stern and pressured me to just take some time to recover. I looked at that smart man & promised to take it easy over the next couple of weeks. And then promptly hit the pavement to prep for a half marathon on New Year’s Eve, to be followed by another on New Year’s Day. I made it through the 1st half, and thought I could will my body through the next half the following day. I couldn’t. I called my husband at the 8 mile marker and said, “Okay, I’m done. Please come get me. My body is not going to make the next 5 miles.”
My husband went with me to the doctor & made me promise that I would follow any and all directions given to help alleviate my fatigue and pain. My bloodwork came back with a positive ANA (antinuclear antibody) and necessitated further testing. Those results were not possible. They made no sense. My body’s immune system was attacking the healthy cells. I was on overload of the good guy cells fighting against an infection. An infection that I did not have. So my healthy cells were being disseminated in the cross wires. Official diagnosis: systemic lupus erythematosus, otherwise known as Lupus SLE.
This diagnosis was both relieving and devastating. We finally knew what was wrong, but it was never going away. I couldn’t fight this battle and hope for a day when I could say, “It’s all good. I beat it.” I would need to learn to live with this disease and the limitations that came with it to truly care for my body. Otherwise, I wasn’t going to live a long and beautiful life.
The rheumatologist laid out my options for treatment. There were drugs that could help my body calm down and minimize the inflammation caused by the increased cell activity. Or, I could continue to ignore medical advice and suffer the consequences. Eventually the attack on the healthy cells would mean that my kidneys would be impacted and my heart would start to weaken. I started the medication and stopped running the obligatory 30-35 miles a week.
These days, I take nothing for granted. The good days mean that I’m up & pushing for something productive (hey, you can’t change a type-A personality with a simple diagnosis/label ☺), but the down days mean that I take it easy. I nap without guilt. I take pictures all the time so I can show my sons that I wasn’t always sneaking away for a nap or time to read & rest. We live. And we appreciate every minute when I’m actively engaged. Otherwise, we enjoy our movies nights. The slow times when Mom needs to recuperate and just snuggle. They understand that a change in diet for me (a paleo and gluten-free diet help tremendously) means that they see more vegetables and less mac-n-cheese at the dinner table for them. My husband understands that my activity has to be moderated. Snowboarding used to mean full days on the slopes and now I start with them in the morning and leave after lunch so that I can nap & join them for a final run down the slopes before the sun sets. It’s a life in balance and it’s beautiful because we enjoy every minute of it.
There is a popular theory called “The Spoon Theory” that explains how people with lupus are only provided a certain number of “spoons” every day. The premise is that we have to determine at the start of the day how we are going to spend our energy for each day or we risk impacting the next day’s energy supply. Fortunately, I have a job that I love that allows me to work from home (no commuting!) and my family understands that when I say, “I’m out of spoons” that I’m done and will be relatively low key for the remainder of the day. My girlfriends will ask, “Do you have the spoons for this?” when we talk about doing activities. It’s a beautiful support system that I have and I treasure it and the love that comes with it every day.
I hope for a day when a cure is found. But, in the meantime, I am learning to live within my limits. I’m learning to say “no” when something is not vital. I choose to see the positive in this life. I’m lucky. I have a husband that accepts my limits and loves me anyway. My sons know that I give what I can when I can & I will always push through a flare to support them. And my friends still run. As a matter of fact, one of them is running in an upcoming Lupus Awareness run in my honor and I cannot wait to cheer her start and greet her at the finish line with a smile on my face for her accomplishment.
This life is beautiful and not at all what I envisioned when I imagined my almost-40 years on earth. But, I breathe it all in and enjoy each day. Because sometimes it is all about the quiet voice at the end of the day that says, “I will try again tomorrow.” And I’m so grateful that I have that tomorrow.
-Living with Lupus
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We give thanks its another bright Sunday and thats means another great hustle..Yes Kakamega Massive Easy Sundays Reggae night continues tonite inside club SIGNATURE with Dj Raskull Backed by Mc Jahmie Dread Link up!! Sameway Kisumu Massive get ready Read more ... Dj Smash coming in tough tonite inside club SIGNATURE not forgeting Eldoret Massive join DJ Juan and Mc Fullstop inside club SIGNATURE as they rock you with best of Reggae n Dancehall tunes all night long...SPREAD THE WORD..
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Sunday TONIGHT 7PM: The death penalty has been discussed widely these past weeks - But what if your mother faced death for killing your father?
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Leftover Treat on a Lazy Sunday Morning!!
Who likes to cook full meal on such days?? Not me!
So, open your fridge, find things left from last night's dinner and just use your creative culinary skills!
How about Thepla Quesadilla?!
Just prepared Read more ... it from left over Spicy Masala Thepla, Salad, Curd, Salsa & Cheese Slice. That's it!
Happy Women's Day!
4 months ago
Ultimate great saturday night song even a great sunday arvo song here in oz, but make mine one vodka, two vodka, three
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The Tonight's the night.
Daylight saving time starts Sunday
Daylight saving time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday so get ready to adjust some car clocks, watch hands and even water sprinkler timers.
4 months ago
Better late than never, here's my 10 pm show from last night.
I'm in the station late tonight (Saturday) doing some housekeeping stuff, so I thought I'd stick it on here in case any of you missed it, or just wanted to check it out. Have a sensational Read more ... Sunday and don't forget to spring forward. Ed.
4 months ago
The INDIKA on stage at The Wild Hare! Vibes 'til 3am tonight. Late night snacks to close. 2610 N Halsted in Lincoln Park.
Sunday its LUCIANO! Tickets at the door or at www.TicketWeb.com
4 months ago
Salsa What night would you like for me to host and add to our dance schedule?
We have Thursday Nights: Gloria's Restaurant
We have Sunday Nights: Costa's Elixir Lounge
We have 1st Friday: Houston Dance Factory
Let me know, un abrazo mi gente.
4 months ago
I went by today and took a picture so everyone could see just how close Ellie was to the fire. See the doghouse...then the debris...way too close. My heart hurts just thinking about just how terrified she must have been.
Today a young man came b Read more ... y my house and said that the beagles were his dogs and ask could he do anything to help with them. He said he was in the process of trying to find them new homes because where he was moving to he did not have a place for them. He ask me if I could find them a new home and of course I said yes. I told him I was trying to raise money to have Ellie's eyes fixed, dental and spay and of course Barney neutered. I told him he was welcome to make a donation if he wanted. Perhaps he will. He said that Ellie's name was actually Isabelle and that Barney's name is actually Buck. He said Buck knew his name so now I am calling him Barney Buck. He said Isabelle didn't know her name so I could call her whatever. I am going to stick with Ellie. He also told me that he had planned on taking Buck with him and having Ellie PTS on Friday when he got paid because he didn't think anyone would want her with her eyes like that. I told him that Ellie would absolutely find another family. I have no doubt both Ellie and Barney Buck will both find the perfect forever home. I will give this young man credit for coming by today and speaking to me. He did not have to do this and I am sure it was not easy for him to do. I did appreciate him coming by.
Dogs On Borrowed Time will do everything we can to raise the funds needed for their surgeries and will find them the perfect home. If you are interested in adopting one or both of these sweet faces once vetting is complete please let us know. If you are a rescue willing to commit to one or both of them please contact us. We can be reached by PM or by emailing email@example.com.
HEARTBREAKING DAY! Today I received a call from my local police department. These two beagles were left behind when their family moved. That is not even the worst part. The people moved out Sunday morning and the house burned to the ground Sunday night. The little girl was in kennel only 15 feet or so away from the fire. I can not even begin to imagine how terrified she must have been and the extreme heat she had to endure. Everything even near the home was melted and somehow by the grace of God her doghouse withstood the heat. The male was free roaming so I am sure he fled to a safe place during the fire. For two days these babies were on their own. I am not sure if the fireman didn't see them because it was night or what happened there.
When I received the call I was headed to Murfreesboro to transport a dog to rescue but as soon as I got back to the mountain I went immediately and picked them both up. When I first saw how close the doghouse was to the fire and then seen the little girls eyes I thought that the heat from the fire damaged her eyes. I took both of them immediately to Blue Springs vet to have them checked out. The little girl that I am now calling Ellie has cherry eyes. One is more extreme than the other. She will require surgery on both and possibly will lose one of her eyes. She needs some serious dental work as well and of course she is not spayed. Dr. Abi thinks she is around 8 years old. She weighs 15 lbs. They thought she could possibly be pregnant so they did a ultrasound to see and thankfully she was not. Ellie is now up to date on her vaccinations and is heartworm negative.
Next we have the male which I am calling Barney. Barney was dehydrated but in overall good health. He weighs 22lbs. He is now up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm negative. He of course has not been neutered.
Ellie and Barney were my first priority and now that they have been checked out by Dr. Abi my next concern is who abandoned them. If you are local to Tracy City or familiar with the area and know anything about the house that burned or who lived there please let me know or contact the police department. The house that burned was directly behind Monk's Garage. I am not sure of the name of the street. Does anyone know who lived there? Perhaps they were coming back for their dogs but one would think that once they heard the house burned to the ground they would have immediately been concerned for the safely of their dogs. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
When I received the call today about Ellie and Barney I knew I did not have space for them or funds to vet them but what was I to do? Leave them there to die? This was not an option for me. Ellie and Barney are going to need your help with vetting. Today's vet bill alone was $156.80. That is $156.80 we did not have. Barney will also need to be neutered soon and Ellie will need to have surgery on both eyes, dental and spay.
We are extremely overwhelmed right now. We have taken in more dogs here lately that require much more than basic vetting. We are broke. We have been blessed to have so much support and we pray we can count on you once again. This is what we are faced with as far as cost at this time.
Jase needs vetting and neutered. We have already incurred $250 in expenses with Jase and this does not include his vaccinations or neuter. Jase was too emaciated to receive his shots at the time he was at the vet. He had a heartworm test, fecal, triwormer, proheart injection, nexgard, panacur, exam, bath and stayed in hospital for 4 days.
Jed needs vaccinations, neutered and the food he is prescribed at this time cost $44.08 bag. Jed still has a long ways to go.
Ava is in need of everything from vaccinations to spay.
Willie is in need of everything from vaccinations to neuter.
Brix is in need of heartworm treatment. We have already incurred $258.00 in expenses on Brix. This was for his vaccinations, heartworm test (which was positive), exam, fecal, triwormer, heartgard plus, doxycycline (needed for pretreatment of heartworms before injections), panacur and nexgard.
Barney needs neutered.
Ellie needs eye surgery, dental surgery and spay. The estimate for her surgeries is over $700.
I am sure there is something I am forgetting but this will give you an idea of what we are up against. Brix heartworm treatment alone is very expensive. We desperately need your help. If we are unable to raise funds to vet these dogs we are pretty much done for a while. We want to help everyone and have been to the best of our ability but we have taken on much more than we can handle alone. I will be setting up a pledgie soon. Please donate if you can. It does not have to be a large amount. If everyone could donate just a few dollars we would be able to take care of all of the dogs in our care at this time. You can also call donation directly into Blue Springs at 931-596-3565. Just tell them it is for Dogs On Borrowed Time and donations will be used towards vetting of all the above listed. Donations can also be made by using the donate button located on our page. You can also send donation directly via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We all have more fosters than we have room for but we do this to save lives. Overwhelming ourselves way beyond what we should because we can not let these dogs suffer. We spend our own money to feed our fosters and our on gas to transport them to vet visits or to meet rescue. Now that the weather is so cold we are buying shavings, straw, heat lamps, whatever we can to keep these babies warm. The dogs eat so much more in the cold weather as well. We need you, the dogs need you. Please donate to help us so we don't have to turn those in need away. Thank You.
4 months ago
Don't have to tell you, it will be COLD the next 2 days!
Still keeping an eye for Saturday/Sunday - Gut feeling says 2" to 4" type of snow ( if that ) - I will keep watching it, and let you know as it gets closer, don't see a HUGE storm though as t Read more ... he CMC showed today and what the GFS showed last night....
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Andy My 2 yr old honing his casting skills at 11pm last sunday night! He is a legend!
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Good evening everyone! Our POTENTIAL storm set to occur Saturday night/Sunday morning is all over the place. The reason I put out that map about half an hour ago is because we truly don't know how much snow are going to get. Some models are showing a Read more ... good amount while others are showing not as much. The reason being is because the storm is not been sampled very well yet. This disturbance has not yet materialized coming from the Gulf. We won't know most likely until tomorrow to get a better understanding on this system. We are definitely looking at snow but the amounts are still up for grabs. Stay tuned!
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Jeffry Come lets Rock with John molina, jeff Catz &Kreuger at Berlin bar@Chijmes nightly except Sundays 930pm onwards..
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Andy My 2 yr old son honing his casting skills at 11pm last sunday night! He cracks me up! Can cast!
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Excited to announce the Brotherhood is back on the scene and will be our Encore Entertainment for Sunday Nights
Check Out the brotherhood performing at Groove in the Moo festival
We are happy to have These boys apart of our new Sexy Sundays
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UnCabaret Presents…Rebecca Corry!
UnCabaret Presents…Rebecca Corry!
UnCabaret Presents...Rebecca Corry: One Night Only! Beth Lapides, host. Mitch Kaplan, Musical Director and Denise Fraser turning the beat around. Special Musical Guest Terra Naomi.
UnCabaret was recently named one of the Best Comedy Shows in LA by Read more ... Los Angeles Magazine. Groundbreaking and star making since 1988, UnCabaret is known for its unleashed story telling style and one of a kind nights filled with exceptional talent. It’s been seen on Comedy Central and Amazon, heard on NPR. "Liberating" Entertainment Weekly. "Seminal" New York Times. "The Mother Show of alternative comedy." LA Weekly. "Awsome, refreshing, uplifting." Frontiers
The venue is an intimate, elegant room where magic can happen.Drinks before the show at the bar and at cabaret tables during. We are thrilled that Chef Ito is in the kitchen. Au Lac serves upscale elegant vegan..
UnCabaret is a hotbed of personal comedic storytelling, fostering the careers of iconoclastic comedy stars like Kathy Griffin, Julia Sweeney, Margaret Cho, Greg Behrendt, Laura Kightlinger, Mike McDonald, Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Andy Kindler, Jeff Garlin, Andy Dick, Dana Gould, Patton Oswalt, Scott Thompson and Taylor Negron. UnCabaret is where award winning comedy writers like Judd Apatow, John Riggi, Michael Patrick King and Larry Charles have come to connect directly with audiences. Where luminaries like Jon Stewart, Sarah Silverman, Roseanne Barr, Sandra Bernhard, Carrie Fisher and Bill Maher have popped in to try their hand at this comedy freestyling.
After a bit of a breather, UnCabaret returns! And is celebrating it's second Annversary of Sundays at First and Hope.
The new UnCabaret has found a perfect home at the intimate, chic, luxurious and yet somehow homey First & Hope. We've added more deeply talented performers of both the comedic and musical variety, among them Rob Delaney, Tig Notaro, Natasha Leggero, Jill Sobule, Dweezil Zappa, Drew Droege, Sam Pancake, Jen Kirkman, Garfunkel and Oates, Casey Wilson, Jennifer Cooliidge, Moshe Kasher, Miss Coco Peru, Alec Mapa, Del Shores, Rebecca Corry, Cheri Oteri, Allee Willis, Lisa Loeb, Jane Adams, Eddie Pepitone, Marc Maron, Rae Dawn Chong, Pete Holmes, Rory Scovel, Xander Smith, Ruby Freidman, Timor and The Dime Museum and Kelly Mantle.
One big change in the new UnCabaret: Mitch Kaplan has come on board as producer and musical director. Mitch is an award-winning singer, songwriter and pianist who has worked as a producer, songwriter, and musical director with such iconic luminaries as Sandra Bernhard, Ana Gasteyer and Cady Huffman. His songs have been recorded by artists such as Chaka Khan, Thelma Houston, Sister Sledge and Martika. Mitch and Beth began working together on music for "100% Happy 88% of the Time" and are excited about expanding their mix of comedy and music into UnCabaret.
Over its 25-year history, UnCabaret has been produced for Amazon Instant Video, as a Comedy Central Special, a daily radio show on Comedy World Radio, a podcast on audible.com and three CDs. In Los Angeles the show has had extended runs at Luna Park, Knitting Factory, HBO Workspace, MBar and The Skirball Cultural Center as well as being presented by the HBO Comedy Arts Festival, The Getty Center, Lollapalooza, and colleges and theaters nationally. UnCabaret birthed offshoot shows "Say The Word" and "The Other Network" and is the subject of a documentary in the making by "Little Miss Sunshine" directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.
UnCabaret UnStaged is our Podcast. Listen in iTunes, on Stitcher or on the website. Beth asks guests the unanswerable but provocatve question: what makes you you? Then Mitch sings them their own special theme song. Season One Guests include Lili Taylor, Daniel Radcliffe, John Riggi, Rebecca Corry, Ana Gasteyer, The Sklar Brothers, Justin Willman, Brooke Smith, Del Shores and Merrill Markoe.
Four epsiodes of UnCabaret on Amazon Instant Video! Featuring Tig Notaro, Jen Kirkman, Alec Mapa, Margaret Cho, Sandra Bernhard, Greg Behrendt, Greg Proops, Garfunkle and Oates, Tayor Negron etc…
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Tiger A well placed body shot scored TMT fighter Marcel Gaines another KO win last Thursday night, making it his 4th stoppage victory in a row. Marcel will be fighting this Sunday at the prestigious Rajadamnern Stadium in Bangkok!
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Chichi performing at clash party 53 this sunday night at visionz Kees Mcg Haskins, fwh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0LDcmHJsOw&sns=fb
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