Monday, November 9, 2009

WHAT HAS ONE NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB QUEEN BEEN UP TO LATELY?

On the evening of Saturday, September 12th, Josephine Araniti, MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA 2007, gave a show at the Greenbriar II Clubhouse in Brick where she resides. The following article is a reprint from the November 2009 edition of THE BRIAR II NEWS, written by Mr. Ren Relli, which has been expanded for clarification purposes.

A WOMAN FOR ALL SEASONS
It's becoming an annual R & A event (at Greenbriar II), when on September 12th, Josephine Araniti dazzled our residents once again with an eclectic array of songs that included: a French Art song, operatic arias, 60's pop, R & B, country, inspirational, patriotic and Broadway melodies. The theme of this year's show, A WOMAN FOR ALL SEASONS, meant that there was something for everyone. She even did a comedy routine entitled her "Job Resume", a cute play on words which was quite funny.
With her sidekicks as backup, "The Fabulous Four", familiar GBII residents were: Jack McGuigan, Michael Bocchino, Frank Smith and Bob Heine, who surrounded our gal in a nice rendition of "A Pretty Girl is Like A Melody", which opened the show.
With Bernice Kephart and Joe DeSanctis accompanying on the piano, and the audio team providing the orchestral background, our Josephine's voice filled the hall with that beautiful voice everyone here expected. A special highlight were the Puccini arias. A cathedral-like sound effect from the big soundboard was used for "O Mio Babbino Caro", letting her high notes really soar through the hall.
Josie did her usual good job of describing the history of her songs all the way to the Grand Finale, where the "FAB FOUR" and the audience joined her in a patriotic tribute to our country. A great advantage for me, for clamped on my head were the headphones (which I) used for monitoring and tweaking the microphones and cueing the tape decks. It was the perfect place (for me) to enjoy the music. Bravo, Josie!


In an expansive gesture, Josie sings "Signore, Ascolta", from the opera TURANDOT, by Puccini.

In stark contrast, Josie sings an R & B medley called,"A 60's PARTY". Here, she sings, "It's My Party".

She finishes the medley with, "These Boots Are Made For Walking", a song that made Nancy Sinatra famous. Pictured at the piano is Bernice Kephart.

Now in her 5th season, Josie always tries to include audience participation in her shows. The "Fabulous Four" joins her for the Grand Finale, in a stirring rendition of GOD BLESS AMERICA, LET FREEDOM RING.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

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Monday, November 2, 2009

THE POWER OF WOMEN, EXTOLLED ON THE INTERNET

This photo entitled, WOMEN ON THE CLOCK, was coupled with the poem, ONE FLAW IN WOMEN, and was featured on the internet recently. It sends an impressive message about the power of women. It is prefaced by the following quote, although short, it too, is equally impressive.


"God dosen't give you the people you want; He gives you the people you NEED... to help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you and to make you into the person you were meant to be".

ONE FLAW IN WOMEN
Women have strengths that amaze men...
They bear hardships and they carry burdens,
but they hold happiness, love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy
and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in ..
They stand up to injustice.
They don't take "no" for an answer
when they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel
and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about
a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member,
yet they are strong when they
think there is no strength left.
They know that a hug or a kiss
can heal a broken heart.
Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you
to show how much they care about you.
The heart of a woman is what
makes the world keep turning.
They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideas.
they give moral support to their
family and friends.
Women have vital things to say
and everything to give.
HOWEVER, IF THERE IS ONE FLAW IN WOMEN,
IT IS THAT THEY FORGET THEIR WORTH.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

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