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Barbra Streisand & Meredith Vieira


We just returned from NY where we were privileged to attend the Barbra Streisand concert at the Village Vanguard, a jazz club in Greenwich Village. The club seats only 100 people, so we were literally just a few feet from Barbra's microphone! I've included a web link to an interview taped after the concert, & you can see Yulon & I in the audience. Near the end of the video, you will see Barbra next to us in the aisle as she was exiting the stage. Be sure to click the little square box near the bottom right of the video screen which allows you to watch the video in full-screen mode. We were delighted to meet Nicole Kidman, Sarah Jessica Parker, The Clintons (Pres. Clinton, Hillary, Chelsea & her fiance), Donna Karan along with her daughter & grand-daughter, composers Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Phyllis Newman, & Meredith Vieira. What a memorable weekend, we are still trying to come down from Cloud Nine!

Copy & paste this link into your browser to view the interview!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sKO9rK_Jqk

Simply Grand One Man Band "Uno" today!




Uno is growing like a weed, but is balking at eating on his own, as he wants to stay at the "milk bar" a bit longer! Maybe I'll wait until next week when I return from NY to spice up his "gruel" a bit with some extra special goodies, so he might find it more appealing!

Uno is 4 weeks old!



Dina is crowned the WINNER!

"The Mirror Has Two Faces"

Simply Grand Belladina "Dina" is the Proud Winner of the Sammie Streisand Cute Photo Contest, sponsored by Sony Music Entertainment. Dina was awarded round-trip airfare for two, hotel accommodations, & 2 tickets to attend Barbra Streisand's concert at the Village Vanguard in NY! The Village Vanguard provides an intimate setting, as the club only accommodates 123 people. This will be the 1st time Barbra has performed in a jazz club since 1961, when she was the opening act for Miles Davis. Way to go, Dina! Here is the photo Dina submitted, along with another taken the same day, when she was just a baby! She was sitting on the vanity in my guest bathroom staring at herself in the mirror, & I couldn't resist running for the camera! The caption submitted with the photo was "The Mirror Has Two Faces", one of our favorite Barbra Streisand films.

The birthday boy again!

"Bosco"

Simply Grand Hocus Pocus at Majik "Bosco"!





Many thanks to Pam Bachara for new photos of Bosco! What a handsome guy! Saturday was Bosco's 4th birthday! Happy Birthday Bosco!