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NEWS, JULY 23, 2004 PAGE 9 CONVENTION/PARTY ROOM RENTAl By Gloria Yousha -- "spoke" too soon about finding only peaceful pas- Koran. Ever since September 11, 2001, I have been y to figure out why ng: who are concerned only with this fleeting life, will manner we choose. We determine people's We have prepared hell for those in love with 7 life; they will burn within its flames, despised and believers who are con. cerned with the life e for it with all their souls, will have their God." Surah 17.'18-19 who can come forward to explain non-violent, peaceful and loving? disturbed about Security and the FBI want us to be vigilant as evidence of an upcoming attack right here in our em to be more specific than that but out for unusual things. for instance? People dressed up in heavy bulky degree weather? Okay so who do I phone to out?) tbout are the reports and film ~uthority and Hamas sponsored summer Palestinian children. young kids (9, 10, 11, 12) who are attending tactics! THE UNITED NATIONS CONDEMNATION your breath.) s clear that I'm afraid of religious fanatics I fear most, even more than the shoe bomber; than bin Laden; I fear 'public enemy number or/e," and throw away the key so we can all sleep am joking. think we have already spent too taxpayer's money for her "major crimes against Publicly I want to thank her for all she has done to tuality of life for instance teaching me how me how to garden, teaching me children's can share with my grandchildren even making Ir me to afford to sleep on 300 thread-count sheets rt) when I used to buy scratchy thread-counts of my marriage, dear Martha!) sentenced (barring her successful ap- months in a Federal prison and five months of house arrest. Could she stay at my house for the five months please? On a much lighter side A new baby is always some- thing to celebrate! Mazel tov to JERRY and JUNE KURLAND on becom- ing grandparents for the very first time! As I write this, Jerry and June are visiting with their dear little one in person and experiencing the joy of becoming grandparents for the first time. There is nothing like it! On July 11 in San Diego, California, baby, ZACH- 'MORRIS ARY MORRIS KURLAND was born to LCDR.MC.USNR JAYDEE E. KURLAND, MD. SON) KURLAND, NURSE PRACTIONER the first child for the couple and the first grand- OWn Jerry and June. He weighed just under 8 LEVENSON SHIRLEY LEVENSON. JerryandJuneareoverin San Diego with, cuddling, andgettingtoknowtheir t of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater g for himself and his wife, June, had precious new addition to their family: rz our lives with the feel- tinu~.tion He is the next link." the family! from the past Floridians, PETER and MARIE Carolina, passed through this way and net meeting with a few friends. er Peter, awell-known radio show hostwith to him) jazz program Saturday FM. years and probably was my biggest influence Call 407-657-9405 or 407-834-8787 when it came to loving Latin jazz. He is now, and has been for - the last few years, radio host of his own program broadcast from North Carolina, fitled Cool Jazz in the Mountains. He is currently on hiatus from his show due to his recent hospitalization and a need to recuperate so Marie and Peter (and their dog) decided to Visit friends in Central Florida and family in South Florida. We wish them well and look forward to Peter's full recovery and return to the airwaves. (Play my newest CD!) Speaking of dogs Think of Moses wandering through the desert, leading "our people" out of slavery. Now think of Moses, a combination Greyhound and Heinz 57 (mutt) who was wandering and looking for a loving family to take him in. He's neutered with all of his shots. He's housebroken and loves family and kids. He deserves a good Jewish home, especially with a name like Moses! He was found by a good Samaritan named MARY SMITH. She can be reached at 407-927-4567. MOSES the dog. Why not let Moses lead you out of depression and bring great joy to you and your family! Speaking of jazz and "our people" As you probably know, many (maybe most) of our great American standards written in the 1920s, 30s, 40s and beyond, were written by Jewish composers and lyricists, many from immigrant families that fled Russia and Poland in search of a better life. Not only did they find fame and wealth they gave us a better life when they created their wonderful musical com- positions. GEORGE and IRA GERSHWlN come to mind immedi- ately. On Sunday, July 25, at 7 p.m the Altamonte Jazz Ensem- ble, under direction of MIKE ARENA, will pay tribute to the brothers Gershwin by performing Fascinating Rhythm II at Lake Brantley High School Auditorium, 991 Sand Lake Road, Altamonte Springs. The concert, only $5 per person at the door, will feature pianist, DAVE SHEFFIELD, and my friend, LINDA COLE, singing Ira's immortal words. I was privileged to sing at Fascinating Rhythm I and can recommend this program highly. Being a devotee of George and Ira Gershwin, I also have a little story to tell. Their dad, Morris, an immigrant from the Ukraine, struggled with his English and thought the song "Fascinating Rhythm" was pronounced "Fashion on the River." Don't miss this concert. You'll thank me for telling you! New album alert They did it againl Those three beautiful young ladies who sing so well together! (You know the ones I told to leave town or else!) Visions, made up ofvocalists,AMYTURNER, TALIAOSTEEN, and ANDRA LONDON, have another CD out. This one is titled Light of Dawn. There are 12 terrific cuts on this album that we all should really own. I think you can find out where to purchase one by going online to www.visonstrio.com. Amy, Talia and Andra, three talented, gorgeous and shapely young ladies, thank their music director, Cantor ALLAN RO- BUCK, right on the new CD. (Okay talented, gorgeous, shapely, young so big deal I'm not young!) I'm also feeling terrific about my newest CD, recorded a few months ago in Brazil and now released in the USA. The CD, (my 6th) is titled I Have Draamed, and is filled with songs from the great American songbook many from Broadway shows all arranged and played by Brazilians, with a modern flair and Brazilian rhythms. I sing in English. Youcanhearitfree alll4cuts on