James Brown was a main influence for Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars – “Get On Up” opens tomorrow, Fri., Aug. 1st

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Hello Everyone:
I love it when actors can transform themselves into very different characters and do it well.  Chadwick Boseman stars as the “Godfather of Soul” James Brown.  Chadwick starred last year in “42” as baseball great Jackie Robinson.
“Get On Up” will open on Friday, August 1, 2014 nation-wide.  See NCM Blog below for more details.

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​Chadwick Boseman stars as James Brown 
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​Michael Jackson presents James Brown with a BET Lifetime 
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Michael Jackson’s biggest influence and his favourite performer was the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Michael was blown away by James’ energy and charisma on stage. He loved the way James danced, the way he so effortlessly moved his feet when he would perform. As a child, Michael would watch James on television, eagerly trying to learn his dance steps. He would get very angry when the camera man wouldn’t show James’ feet.

“When I saw him move I was mesmerized. I’ve never seen a performer perform like James Brown and right then and there I knew that that was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.”

Michael spoke at his funeral in 2006 saying “James Brown was my greatest inspiration. Ever since I was a small child, no more than like six years old, my mother would wake me no matter what time it was, if I was sleeping, no matter what I was doing, to watch the television to see the master at work.”
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​Bruno Mars’s hair is styled like a young James Brown
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​Bruno Mars performs splits like James Brown at his Super Bowl half-time
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Bruno Mars also impersonated Michael Jackson who played a lead role as his influences
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Mars is also known for his “fancy, slick and fantastic” footwork that is inspired by James Brown, all-band choreography and splits.
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Rolling Stone magazine wrote: “Anyone from the age of 5 to 95 can walk out of aBruno Mars concert feeling like the show was designed just for them. Mars walks the old-school walk (occasionally in James Brown’s funky shoes) and talks the sexy talk, but he also nails the hits, leads a super-energetic nine-piece soul band, and rips a mean drum solo”.
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July 21, 2014
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“Get On Up!”
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When was the last time You took an Adversary to Lunch?

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Hello Everyone:

According to Elizabeth Lesser; there’s an angry divisive tension in the air that threatens to make modern politics impossible. Elizabeth Lesser explores the two sides of human nature within us (call them “the mystic” and “the warrior”) that can be harnessed to elevate the way we treat each other. She shares a simple way to begin real dialogue — by going to lunch with someone who doesn’t agree with you, and asking them three questions to find out what’s really in their hearts


The Three Questions:

The three questions in her TEDTalks video below that Elizabeth wants you ask your adversary can literally change your lives.

 

President Obama & Mitt Romney “enjoying” their lunch in the 
private dining room White House_November 28, 2012​
Barack and Hillary:  “Team of Rivals” became “An Unrivaled Team” 
over lunches & talks like this one on the patio outside the Oval Office

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Elizabeth Lesser

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From Your Front Porch…. What would you share?

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Hello Everyone:
I just sent in my story to President Obama today.  Take a little time and share with the president.  Click on the RED button“Tell Your Story” below.   Be positive and offer solutions.

The White House Thursday, July 24, 2014
What would you share?-Across the country, Americans are writing the President and telling him about their experiences — how their families are doing, what’s working, and what’s not.We want to know what’s on your mind, too. Join thousands of Americans and tell us how you’re doing.

Tell your story.

This summer, President Obama is traveling around the country to spend time with folks like you who are writing him. He’s sitting down to eat meals with them, walking through their neighborhoods — seeing what their day looks like.

Every story he hears or reads sticks with him. It’s a constant reminder of who he’s fighting for. And those stories turn into real action.

And while President Obama can’t visit every front porch in America in person, we want to hear from you:

Share the view from your own front porch. Let us know how your family is doing, what your community looks like, what’s working for you, and what isn’t.

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3 Things to Look Forward to Each Morning

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Good Sunday Morning!
 
“What do you look forward each morning?”
Check out the video clip below to hear what Shawn Achor, Louie Schwartzberg and Elizabeth Lesser have to look forward to each morning.

3 Things to Look Forward to Each Morning – Super Soul Sunday – 1.5 min. video

21-Day Meditation
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Have an Inspired week!
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“Get On Up” – biographical drama about James Brown – Aug. 1st & “The Hundred-Foot Journey” a comedy-drama producers Spielberg & Winfrey – Aug. 8th

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Get On Up is an upcoming American biographical drama film about the life of singer James Brown directed by Tate Taylor and written by Jez and John-Henry Butterworth.  The film stars Chadwick Boseman as Brown.  
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The film is set for an August 1, 2014 release date
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Chadwick Boseman starred as Jackie Robinson in the movie “42” last year and director Tate Taylor directed the movie “The Help” in 2011.
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My High Note on the concert with Brown & Pavarotti
James Brown performed with Luciano Pavarotti in Pavarotti’s home town in Italy on May 28,2002 at a concert titled, “Pavarotti & Friends” benefiting victims of war. Brown died in 2006 and Pavarotti died 8 months later in 2007.  Both men were still performing or making plans to continue performing in their 70’s at the time of their passing..
Directed by Tate Taylor
Produced by Brian Grazer
Mick Jagger
Tate Taylor
Victoria Pearman
Erica Huggins

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    CAST:
  • Chadwick Boseman as James Brown
  • Nelsan Ellis as Bobby Byrd
  • Brandon Mychal Smith as Little Richard
  • Jill Scott as Deidre “Dee-Dee” Jenkins
  • Tika Sumpter as Yvonne Fair
  • Viola Davis as Susie Brown
  • Octavia Spencer as Aunt Honey
  • Keith Robinson as Baby Roy
  • Lennie James as Joseph “Joe” James
  • James DuMont as Corporal Dooley
  • Dan Aykroyd as Ben Bart
  • Nick Eversman as Mick Jagger
  • Josh Hopkins as Ralph Bass
  • Kirk Bovill as Announcer
  • Ralph Tresvant as Sam Cooke
  • Aakomon Jones as Bobby Bennett

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The Hundred-Foot Journey is a comedy-drama film directed by Lasse Hallström from a screenplay written by Steven Knight. The film stars Helen Mirren as  Madame Mallory  
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The film is set for an August 8, 2014 release date

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Helen Mirren starred as Elizabeth II in movie “The Queen”.in 2005 and Lasse Hallström directed the movie “The Cider House Rules” in 1999,

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Premise:
Hassan Kadam (played by Manish Dayal) and his family are displaced from their native India. They settle in a small French town to open a restaurant, but once the ice-queen proprietress of the French restaurant across the street, Madame Mallory (played by Helen Mirren), catches wind of it, she gives them hell
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Oprah’s “favorite summer read in 2010”
 In an interview, Oprah Winfrey quoted, “Food allows to blend cultures and gives ability peek in other’s life. It is about a hundred foot divide between cultures.” 
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She quotes, “It’s about human beings coming to understand other human beings and more importantly, after you get to experience or step into somebody else’s shoes or see them for a real human being, how you understand that you’re really more alike than you are different”
Directed by Lasse Hallström
Produced by Steven Spielberg
Oprah Winfrey
Juliet Blake

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  • Helen Mirren as Madame Mallory
  • Manish Dayal as Hassan Haji
  • Om Puri as Papa
  • Juhi Chawla
  • Charlotte Le Bon
  • Amit Shah as Mansour
  • Rohan Chand as Young Hassan Haji
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We’re brewing up some inspiration with CEO of Starbucks Howard Schultz! Pour yourself a cup, sit back, relax & join us on Super Soul Sunday – Sun. July 20th

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Bonjour!
 
Building a company with a soul has always been a dream for Howard Schultz. He shares why it’s important to always believe.
Oprah interviews Howard from her Tea House in Montecito, CaliforniatomorrowSunday, July 20th at 11am EDT on Super Soul Sunday.  
See the brief preview video below.
Oprah Chai Tea
Starbucks purchased Teavana  and Oprah and Teavana’s teaologist developed a bold chai appropriately named Oprah Chai Tea.
I enjoy Oprah’s bold blend. It needs no sugar  Also a portion of the proceeds goes towards Teavana Oprah Chai Charities which educates, provide mentors and leadership skills for children in the United States and South Africa.
 
An Espresso Note:
excerpt from Forbes – June 2014
Last month; at a company meeting in Manhattan,Starbucks billionaire CEO, Howard Schultz, announced that the company would pay for thousands of workers, includingbaristas who work just 20 hours a week, to get a bachelor’s degree through Arizona State University’s online program. The initiative, the first of its kind, will allow many of the company’s 135,000 workers to graduate debt-free. Those who already have two years of college credit under their belts, will be entitled to a full tuition reimbursement. Those just starting college will receive subsidies worth an average of $6,500. There will be no requirement that employees who graduate with the program stay on at Starbucks.
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Howard Schultz and Oprah Winfrey​​ 

Oprah’s Tea House

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Super Soul Sunday websites:
TIME:  Super Soul Sunday airs at 11am EDT & repeats at 2pm EDT.  
 
OWN TV – Cable

To find OWN in your area go to: http://www.oprah.com/own/channel_finder.html

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Steep Your Soul!
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We Must Fail More; If We Want to Succeed

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Hello Everyone:
 
While money is not an absolute factor in being a success; it certainly is a leading indicator whether it’s an individual, a family, a community, a company, a non-profit organization, a city or a nation.
Our society and each of us individually must face the fact that success is built on failure and the more we fail the greater the success.
Each life of the six famous failures below is worth studying and congratulations Michael Jordan.
Net Worth of Six Famous Failures
Michael Jordan became a Billionaire last month, June 2014.  His net worth is $1 Billion dollars.
Albert Einstein born in 1879 he had a net worth of $1 million dollars at the time of his death in 1955. His family has licensed his image and royalties top $12 million per year.

Walt Disney born in 1901; Walt Disney had a net worth of $5 Billion dollars at the time of his death in 1966. 
Steve Jobs born in 1955; he had a net worth of $10.5 Billion dollars at the time of his death in 2011.
The Beatles net worth is $2 Billion; shared amongst the living members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr and the estates of John Lennon born in 1940; died in 1980 and George Harrison born in 1943; died in 2001..  
Oprah Winfrey has a net worth of $3 Billion.

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QUOTES by Six Famous Failures 
Michael Jordan
“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”
~ Michael Jordan
“My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.”  ~ Michael Jordan

Albert Einstein

“Failure is success in progress”. ~ Albert Einstein
“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”  ~ Albert Einstein
Walt Disney
“All  the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me. 
You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in 
the world for you.”   ~ Walt Disney 
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”  ~ Walt Disney
Steve Jobs
“The greatest artists like Dylan, Picasso and Newton risked failure. And if we want to be great, we’ve got to risk it too.”    ~Steve Jobs
From Steve Jobs Commencement address, Stanford University, June 12, 2005
“I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life. […] Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did.”

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown our your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”  ~ Steve Jobs

The Beatles
[How True]
“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.”

~ John Lennon
“As long as you hate, there will be people to hate.”   ~ George Harrison
“I never studied anything, really. I didn’t study the drums. I joined bands and made all the mistakes onstage.”   ~ Ringo Starr
“There are only four people who knew what the Beatles were about anyway.” 
~ Paul McCartney
Oprah Winfrey
[This is a key point]
“For everyone of us that succeeds, it’s because there’s somebody there to show you the way out. The light doesn’t always necessarily have to be in your family; for me it was teachers and school.”  ~ Oprah Winfrey
On the good that came come from failure.
“It doesn’t matter how far you might rise. At some point, you are bound to stumble. If you’re constantly pushing yourself higher and higher, the law of averages predicts that you will at some point fall. And when you do, I want you to remember this: There is no such thing as failure.” 
“Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction. Now, when you’re down there in the hole, it looks like failure. When that moment comes, it’s okay to feel bad for a little while. Give yourself time to mourn what you think you may have lost. But then, here’s the key: Learn from every mistake, because every experience, particularly your mistakes, are there to teach you and force you into being more who you are.”  ~ Oprah Winfrey
Fail often to Succeed!
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