Archive for June, 2008

CLEVER ! A thief in Paris planned to steal some paintings from the Louvre. After careful planning, he stole the paintings and made it safely...

The average baby uses approximately 6,000 diapers before potty training. Petroleum-based disposable diapers take between 200 and 500 years to decompose. Australia uses 2.2 million...

All things must come to a beginning.  Had Paul Gavin’s course been charted for him? The movies certainly cast their spell over this impressionable child. ...

Danilo Navas   Arturo Stable belongs to a generation of Cuban musicians living abroad. Formally educated in Cuba, he had the opportunity to travel and...

  World renowned cellist, Gilberto Munguia was born in Kingsville, Texas in 1937. His father, an orchestra leader and trumpet player, instilled in him his...

Lani Silver I have been forlorn since August 2, 2007, when a man wearing a black mask assassinated, in broad daylight – the beloved Oakland,...

Mendotti Guino The leading young conductor of his generation, Gustavo Dudamel, was born in 1981 and is a product of el sistema, the National System...

Astrid Symfield   Our two great liberal preoccupations – celebration of cultural difference and the fight against inequality – go hand in hand, right? Wrong....

Eric La Forest   He had all-American cover: born in Iowa, college in Manhattan, army buddies with whom he played baseball. George Koval also had...

A little old lady was sitting on a park bench in The Florida Villages.            A man walked over and sat down on the other...

Board and boat sailor, tennis player, terrible musician all tempered by eclectic friends – provides a basis for views and opinions on a broad range...

As a Westerner, the inner meaning of Russian New Year has always escaped me.  This year a friend of mine, who is a renowned expert...

Architects and great builders talk of giving face-lifts.  They act to reshape, redefine and redesign structures so they may come out brighter, more attractive, pleasant...

Q: Is it safe to use antibacterial soap on a regular basis and what are the dangers of not washing your hands?  Charles – Memphis,...

Berlin’s incredible Museumsinsel is a ¾ square mile island mid city. During World War II, over seventy percent of the original Museum buildings were destroyed,...

Qiao Pan   Most people don’t spend much time wondering what money is. Their major concern is how much they have, and how to get...

JOANNE GIANCOLA Sr. Contributing Editor – JO LEE Magazine I AM A COLLECTOR OF ~ I don’t collect. I redistribute treasures to those who are...