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R.I.P. Aretha Franklin

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R.I.P. Aretha Franklin

R.I.P. Aretha Franklin

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Artist Highlight: Vibe Rouvet – Voice of an Angel

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Vibe Rouvet: Music Conservatory of Pau

 

 

Text by Tony Ward, Copyright 2018

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Voice of an Angel

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Vibe Rouvet is the daughter of TWS contributing illustrator Alexandra Rouvet Duvernoy of France.  A stunning resemblance to her mother with talent that runs deep in the family, Ms. Rouvet is an opera student at the Music Conservatory of Pau, France. On the video she sings “Volta la Terrea” from Verdi (extract from the opera: Un ballo in Masquera).  Here singing teacher is Marie Claire Delay. This summer she will be taking a master class in Mozarteum of Salzburg in Austria.

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Portrait of Vibe Rouvet 2018

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For access to the artist, Alexandra Rouvet Douvernoy’s contributions to Tony Ward Studio,  Click herehttp://tonywardstudio.com/store/alexandra-rouvet-duvernoy-trumpisms/

 

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Kathryn Brooks: Songstress Rises

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Photo of Kathryn Brooks by Tony Ward, Copyright 2018

 

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THE WEST 

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By Kathryn Brooks, Copyright 2018

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Everyone says

We were made for the West

You and I

Everyone says

We’re the best

You and I

Oh, oh, woah oh

Oh oh oh

Everyone says

We’re a mess

You and I

Everyone says

We’ll regret

The wasted time

But we’ll pitch our tent

In the wilderness

And watch the stars shooting by

We’ll lie on our backs

Lookin at the sky

Dreaming we could also fly

Oh, oh, woah oh

Oh oh oh

We learned that

The West was pretty hot

But we were feeling cold and alone

So we headed back to the

Colder weather

But the warm people of home

Everyone says

Everyone says

I don’t really care

I can go anywhere

Oh, oh, woah oh

Oh oh oh

Everyone says

We’re a mess

You and I

You and I agree

But at least we’re free

Until the end of time

Oh, oh, woah oh

Oh oh oh

Oh, oh, woah oh

You and I

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About The Author: Kathryn Brooks is a Sophomore majoring in Media Culture and the Arts at The King’s College in New York City, Class of 2020. Kathryn is modeling a Tony Ward Erotica, black “Dana” hoodie. Now available in Store.

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Diary: Cathy Jean

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Photography and Text by Tony Ward, Copyright 2018

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Cathy Jean

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Looking through the archives recently I came upon this photograph of Cathy Jean, who’s musical achievements spans a wide range: rock, blues-rock, jazz, funk and gospel.  I’ve had the pleasure of photographing her twice, once at my studio in Philly, the second time at the Elkins Estate not far from my home in Montgomery County.  This topless photo was produced during our second shoot in one of the marble bathrooms of the renowned 42-acre estate. In February, 2009 the Dominican Sisters sold the property to the Land Conservancy of Elkins Park, Pa. 

Cathy is from Baltimore, Maryland. It has been noted she was born into an abusive but musical family. She recorded her first musical album at the age of 9. Inspired early on by various women in rock, Ms. Jean was then introduced to the blues. It was this introduction as a teen that led to her love and respect of the genre.

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To access additional articles from Tony Ward’s diary, click herehttp://tonywarderotica.com/diary-maggie-portrait-day/

 

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Art of the Day: Theme – Circus. Painting by Seurat. Music by Kevin Stewart

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Circus Sideshow by Georges Seurat 1887-88

 

Circus Sideshow (Parade de cirque)

Artist: Georges Seurat (French, Paris 1859–1891)

Date: 1887–88

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 39 1/4 x 59 in. (99.7 x 149.9 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Bequest of Stephen C. Clark, 1960

Accession Number: 61.101.17

Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Kevin Stewart: Circus

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Title of Song: Circus

Music: Kevin Stewart

Date: Recorded in the Spring of 2013

Location: Artist studio, Staten Island, NY.

Tony Ward Productions, LLC. Copyright 2013.

 

 

 

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