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12:00–1:15pm Sonny Til’s Orioles Motor City

12:45–1:30pm Keeping the Legacy Alive* Session Stage

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3:00–3:45pm R&B through the Decades Session Stage

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Planning a visit to the Festival? The Smithsonian Institution can help you plan your trip—from where to stay to what’s happening at the Smithsonian. Visit www.gosmithsonian.com for more information.

June 30 Washington, DC

3:15–4:00pm Sonny Til’s Orioles Motor City

6:00–9:00pm An Evening with Soul Train and Dance Party Motor City

General Information The Festival is held outdoors on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., between the Smithsonian museums. There is no admission charge. Visitors should dress for hot and humid weather. Parking around the Mall is extremely limited, so visitors are advised to use Metrorail. The Smithsonian station (Mall exit) is at the Festival site. Federal Triangle and National Archives stations are close by. For general Smithsonian visitor information, call 202.633.1000 (voice) or 202.357.1729 (TTY).


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Milk a cow 101 by Olga Rusal


Milk a cow 101 by Olga Rusal


Step 1

Inspect your cow carefully. Make sure it’s not a bull.


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Step 2

Talk to your cow. Tell her how you feel. Communication strengthens your relationship.


Step 3

Find a good bucket for milk. Something your cow likes. Avoid red colors.


Step 4

Get a sturdy short stool. Sit on the same side of your cow every time. Cows like routine.


Step 5

Wash your cow’s udder with soap and warm water. Apply Vaseline. Be gentle. Don’t make your cow mad.


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Step 6

You and your cow are now ready. Wrap your hands around two of four teats. Again, be gentle this is not a faucet.


Step 7

Squeeze the base of the teat then down to push out the milk. Repeat until it looks deflated. Note, every teat will release whole milk. Cows do not produce skim or 2% milk.


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Step 8

If you are still unable to milk your cow, you may be missing a farmer’s gene. Don’t become discouraged. Your local supermarket has plenty of milk.


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“The cow is of the bovine ilk; one end is moo, the other milk.” ~ Ogden Nash

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THANKSGIVING with sun, surf and sand a unique way to experience your holday

South Beach has been ranked as one of the top five most beautiful beaches in the world.

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e are finishing our Thanksgiving meal, the best by far I’ve ever had. Juicy, crab-stuffed turkey medallions, bathed in a tropical sweet pineapple sauce, served with spicy steamy weather, organic sun rays, locally grown palm trees, beach with white sugary powder-like sand and, a side of the thirsty blue ocean, all in South Beach, FL. As soon as we stepped out of the airport, a warm and welcoming breeze shook our hands hello. What a pleasant surprise after the cold and windy DC weather earlier this morning. Although a bit tired from two-hour flight, we are eager to put our jackets away and hit South Beach. It is the most beautiful, diverse and welcoming beach in the United States. There is nowhere else you will see a famous bikini model and a homeless person lounging on the beach next to each other.

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Or a group of backpackers listening Reggae music from a a boom box while watching a photo-shoot for a sports calendar. All it takes is one look at the hypnotic state of the ocean, insolent seagulls trying to steal food from the beach crowd, blinding white sand and of course, the generous and warming sun.

I really enjoy the true culture and spirituality this place has to offer during an ordinary holiday time making this an extraordinary experience.

By Olga Rusal

The above coombination makes me forget the cold and bleak November back in DC. This is an experience I won’t forget or can compare to our usual Thanksgiving break. I think it’s time for a Piña Colada and a dip in the ocean.


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esides the picture perfect beach, one of the places I always go to is the Lincoln Road. While all the tourists rush to Collins Avenue or Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road is one of the places where locals like to hang out. I’ve also noticed that it is quiet different from any other time of the year. I love it here during this time of year. I am not tripping over tourists and I really enjoy the true culture and spirituality this place has to offer during an ordinary holiday time making this an extraordinary experience. Streets are less busy, crowds are more diverse. The aroma in the air is stronger and so much more tempting. Lincoln road is the best place to enjoy

Holiday Destinations insider people watching. Of course, I am eager to see the usual suspects: Mr. Clucky (a pet rooster) and his owner taking a bike ride, a unicyclist in a skin colored tight lycra suit, the patriotic duo (a Chihuahua and its owner dressed up in red white and blue from head to toe or from head to paw), and the three Great Danes owner, who is barely noticeable behind his dogs due to his height. Infact, I am never sure who is taking whom for a walk. South Beach is packed with its hidden gems and unique experiences. Every time I am here, I always discover a new one. This time around, it’s the best turkey medallions stuffed with crab meat and bathed in a pineapple sauce.

Favorite hot spots in

South Beach The Parrot Cafe on 8th and Ocean. Even

though this is a tourist attraction, I have never experienced anything so outlandish. Latin pop music 24/7 and leopard dressed bartenders take turns dancing on the bar. This place always has something new to offer. Delano on 18th and Collins. The very first step I take into that extraordinary hotel and lounge, I always fell like I am walking into paradise. Everything in here is white and sleek. The white sushi bar, the 18 foot tall sheer white curtains, white arm chairs, white furry blankets on the furniture, the white french double doors leading to the pool area. The Fox Cafe on 5th and Ocean. It is the best live guitar music I’ve ever heard. Add a few tasty strawberry mojitos, a dancing girl dressed in white to accompany the music and my evening is complete.

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Pasha’s on Lincoln Road. I never skip this restaurant because of the best freshly squeezed tangerine juice and a spicy salmon paella wrap. It is a tradition of mine for an early lunch after a much anticipated flight.

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PARIS

with your dog by Olga Rusal


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Helpful Tips For Travelling With Your Dog to Paris

Chi and I are planning our second trip to Paris. The city full of history, art and fashion. The city where jeans, baseball hats and snickers are not much welcome. To get the most out of Paris and truly enjoy your trip, I suggest trying to blend in with locals as much as possible. The less obvious you look like a tourist—the better. Trust me on that. -´ZIFIIRXS4EVMW½ZIXMQIW including last year when I took my dog Chi along. I was pleasantly surprised of the outcome. It was the best trip I’ve had. Parisians love, admire and spoil their four-legged friends as much as they can. You will see cute small furry faces peeking out from designer purses in bistros and cafes, or trotting along the Louvre and of course, in all the best shops! I personally have witnessed dogs riding on bicycles and scooters along with their owners. Another interesting aspect is that people were much friendlier and eager to talk, when I had my Chi with me. While taking your dog may sound like a fun and easy thing to do, there are several things you need to know before you commit to such a decision.

When I decide I am going on a trip with my dog, I immediately start planning on the preparations for the trip. This helps make our trip go as smoothly as possible. Here are some ideas, no matter if you are going on a vacation, visiting your family or just getting away for a long weekend. First, you need to check MJ]SYV½REPHIWMKREXMSRMW pet friendly. In my situation I have researched about Paris beforehand to make sure my dog will enjoy the trip. You need to consider everything your dog will need for the entire trip. Crate, bed, blanket, dog food, food dishes and treats will ensure all these areas are covered.

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Additional things to pack could include grooming supplies, like his or her brush, shampoo and towel. You never know what grooming your pup might need when you are on your trip. Grooming items can come in travel sizes for more convenience, or you can get airline approved travel size containers to make ¾]MRKEFVII^I


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Health Have your dog examined by a veterinarian within 10 days of your trip to receive EGIVXM½GEXI[LMGL]SY[MPP have to present at check in. Four weeks prior to your trip, contact French embassy or consulate to make sure there are no restrictions or some sort of quarantine during your travel time. Give your dog food and water four hours before the ¾MKLX-XMWVIUYMVIHF]*IHeral law. Make sure you don’t over–do it, otherwise your neighbor passengers won’t be very happy about it.

Airlines Most airlines have a limit on the number of pets allowed MREGEFMRJSVIEGL¾MKLXWS make sure you inform the airline when you make your reservation that you want to bring your dog on board. 7MRGI'LMERH-EVI¾]MRKXS Paris, Before choosing an airline, research the regulations on your pet traveling with you. Some airlines, Air France for example, allow your small dog (up to 13 pounds) to travel with you in the cabin. Regulations are subject to change and you should always GSR½VQ]SYVTIX´WVIWIVZEtion by phone or in person to prevent confusion when checking in.

Kennel It is important to know that your dog’s kennel is considered as a carry–on piece, so you cannot take anything else other than your purse in economy class

I’ve seen some people arguing while checking in. “How come my dog cannot have a carry–on?” The answer is—your dog is your carry–on. Your dog must be kept in a kennel with air vents at your feet throughout the entire ¾MKLX2S]SY[SR´XFIEFPIXS play fetch with your dog on an airplane. Sorry. The kennel can be made of hard plastic, metal or wicker, but not cardboard and HI½RMXIP]RSXEHIWMKRIVXSXI You can use that later in Paris while you shop. The sum of its three dimensions must not exceed 115 cm (about 3.78 feet). Also consider your dog’s size to ensure it’s comfortable.

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Lodging If you are at this point of your trip, then you most likely already have a dog-friendly hotel booked. In any case here is a link to a list of dog– friendly hotels in Paris www. petfriendlyholidays.com/FR/ PARIS/index.htm. Plan Ahead: Remember that you’re going XSLEZIXS½RHEGGSQQSHEtions that allow pets. These QE]FILEVHIVXS½RHERH½PP up quicker because of that. Be sure to plan ahead of time so that you and your pup don’t ½RH]SYVWIPZIW[MXLSYXE place to sleep. Rent a car that is going to be comfortable for your pet, and you must QEOI¾MKLXVIWIVZEXMSRWJEVMR advance (at least 3 months) so that the airlines are able to make space for your pet.

Just Like Home Create a home-like environment. Bring your dog’s favorite toy and regular food along with you. Also, if your dog is used to sleeping in a crate bring that with you too. If your dog doesn’t sleep in a crate, bring a towel or blanket that will allow you to designate a pet area in the place you’re staying. A favourite blanket or shirt may help.

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Leash Your Pup

Keep an ID on your pet at all times. Your pet’s tags should include your address, phone number, and perhaps even the local phone number you’re using, just in case the two of you get separated. Keep a recent photo of your dog on you also.

You’ll see that most places require this anyway, but it’s always a good idea even if they don’t. It’s the best way to prevent confrontation between your pet and another’s. It’s also a way to ensure that your dog doesn’t run away.


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You and your pooch can have a great time in a Parisian cafe or bistro.

Food Now let’s talk about the food—a very important subject, as you and your pooch have to eat. While your dog may not see or taste any difference between American and French dog food, you on the other hand, must try as many authentic dishes as you can. I know for a fact that a lot of people don’t go to Paris for the sightseeing, they go to Paris for its cuisine. Most of the bistros and cafes allow dogs, however sometimes you may get an owner who will yell something

at you in French, basically telling you to get out. Don’t take it personally. He or she may just have a bad day. A great place to check out is Café des Deux Moulins on Rue Lepic in Montmarte. The views are to die for and their baked goodies are out of this world!

Sightseeing Now that everyone has WEXMW½IHXLIMVETTIXMXI[I can talk about places to see. First, since you can’t get anywhere without public transportation, I am pleased

to announce that all types of public transportation allow small dogs on board and you don’t even need to get them a separate riding pass. Dogs ride free. It is required by law to have your dog on a leash while you throttling the streets of Paris, but don’t be surprised to see a lot of dogs unleashed. Check the following attractions becides the usual tourist places, Park Montsouris, Luxembourg Gardens, Parc Bercy, Bois de Vincennes Versailles Park . You won’t regret the experience and your dog will be so happy, it will bark in French all the way home. Bon Voyage!


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You walk into the room and immediately, wham! This unique aroma tackles you in your stomach. Pound of home-cured chopped bacon, two large onions fresh picked from my grandma’s garden and a quart of homemade sour cream, all sautéed tigether and poured over cepelinai. This is not your typical low fat meal, but oh it’s worth every single calorie. Sandwiched between Poland and Latvia, Lithuania, is a well known for its creative approach of cooking potatoes. Lithuanians either stuff everything with potatoes or they stuff potatoes with everything, pour lots of fried sour-cream, bacon and onion mixture over it, and there is a dish to die for.

Cepelinai, Lithuania’s national dish, derives its name from the German airship Zeppelin and combines potatoes, bacon, onions and sour cream with spectacular results.

Since I was born and raised in Lithuania, I can count at least twenty dishes my grandma made with potatoes. Our main, and may be even known to some of you, national dish, called cepelinai is made out of grated potatoes and ground meat, and is formed similar to dumplings. Sounds simple?

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Must have holiday meal in Lithuania—cepelinai.

Well…that’s what my boyfriend thought last weekend when I told him I would like to make it. He still swears that he found some ground potatoes in our guest bedroom two days later. The recipe involves many steps during the preparation and it is very labor intensive. Peeling, grating, boiling, mashing, squeezing, chopping, frying, grinding, then stuffing and boiling again. It’s a must have during major holidays. I’ve tried this dish in many places, but nothing comes close to my grandma’s cepelinai.

Lithuanian cold beet soup—saltibarschiai.

Saltibarsciai—a cold beet, buttermilk and vegie soup, is a great refreshing starter, or is often served together with cepelinai. You can find recipes for both cepelinai and saltibarschiai at saveur.com.


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Adam, Eve and the Orange Eve gazed at the beautiful orange fruit and thought how vibrant and tasty it looked. She thought how wonderful it would be to pick an orange from the tree and take it home to Adam, but first she was anxious to try it herself. Eve stretched high to pick the largest orange and hurriedly tore it apart. It was fragrant, juicy and sweet. She rushed to pick some more fruit and took it back to Adam. They quickly ate all the fruit in silence, they wanted some more.

From India with love As much as I would like to believe that orange was the fruit in the Garden of Eden, according to most scientists and historians, it’s not quite that old. More >>

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Valencia is the grandfather of oranges and has retired in Florida. Its origins can be traced to the city of Valencia in Spain. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s primarily known and grown for processing and juice production and is available from February through October. Valencia oranges turn orange as they become fully ripe, however if they remain on the tree longer, the skin reabsorbs chlorophyll from the... More >>

Blood orange is the smallest in size of the orange family and prefers Mediterranean climate. It has a distinctive dark, fleshred color on the inside due to the presence of anthocyanins pigment. The fruit will only develop its unique color if temperatures are low at night. Blood orange is the most popular fruit in southern Italy. It earned a reputation for antioxidant benefits as... More >>

Navel orange is a Brazilian native, was raised in a monastery in Bahia and is currently flourishing in California. It can be easily identified by the growth of a second fruit at the ape, its twin. It is popular as an eating orange because its skin is thicker and easier to peel. The Navel orange is unique because it is seedless and cannot be grown from a seed. The only way to reproduce a Navel... More >>

Mandarins are petite oranges with thiner skins and are easy to peel. Its origin can be traced to China. Mandarins took their name after one of the Chinese dialects when they were introduced into England. The robes worn by the Mandarin public officials of that time were deep orange. You can find different types of mandarins in stores today, like tangerine, imported to the United ... More >>


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little orange attached to the bottom of the fruit. Scientists believe that it is a twin fruit growing inside of the main fruit as a result of a mutation process. Orange historian Vince Moses explains that all of the Navel oranges we see and eat today are genetically identical to that original orange from Brazil. “That’s right. The produce aisle is filled with clones of that one mutation from Bahia, Brazil.” It is quite interesting how the Navel tree made its way to California. In 1873 William Saunders, a botanist, selected the Tibbets family, who were his neighbors According to historians, there in Bahia, Brazil and moved to was a monastery in Bahia, Riverside California, to test grow Brazil that was growing a his new orange trees in United unique orange tree. That States. The family planted two orange tree produced very trees in their back yard and was strange fruit. It was an orange successful at growing and with no seeds and had another nurturing them. Later, they

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introduced their oranges in citrus fair in Riverside and won an award. Their oranges were declared “the most spectacular citrus fruit anyone had ever seen or tasted,” Moses adds. In fact, one of the two Tibbets Navel trees is still standing and producing fruit today.

Tangerosa Ingredients: 8 ounces fresh squeezed tangerine juice 1 (750 ml) bottle dry champagne 2 ounces Triple Sec orange rind, curls (to garnish) Directions: Chill 4 champagne flutes in freezer Pour 2 ounces of fresh tangerine juice Fill almost to rim with champagne Top each glass with a splash of Triple Sec and garnish with orange curls


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Alexander Rodchenko 1891-1956

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Rodchenko was a Russian artist, sculptor, photographer and graphic designer. He was one of the founders of constructivism and Russian design. Rodchenko was one of the most versatile Constructivist and Productivist artists to emerge after the Russian Revolution. He worked as a painter and graphic designer before turning to photomontage and photography. His photography was socially engaged, formally innovative, and opposed to a painterly aesthetic. Concerned with the need for analytical-documentary photo series, he often shot his subjects from odd angles—usually high above or below—to shock the viewer and to postpone recognition. He wrote: “One has to take several different shots of a subject, from different points of view and in different situations, as if one examined it in the round rather than looked through the same key-hole again and again.”

Constructivism was an artistic and architectural philosophy that originated in Russia beginning in 1919, which was a rejection of the idea of autonomous art. The movement was in favour of art as a practice for social purposes. Constructivism had a great effect on modern art movements of the 20th century, influencing major trends such as Bauhaus and the De Stijl movement. Its influence was pervasive, with major impacts upon architecture, graphic and industrial design, theatre, film, dance, fashion and to some extent music.

Rodchenko was born in St. Petersburg to a working class family. His family moved to Kazan in 1909, after the death of his father, at which point he studied at the Kazan School of Art under Nikolai Feshin and Georgii Medvedev, and at the Stroganov Institute in Moscow. In 1921 he became a member of the Productivist group, which advocated the incorporation of art into everyday life. He gave up painting in order to concentrate on graphic design for posters, books, and films. He was deeply influenced by the ideas and practice of the filmmaker Dziga Vertov, with whom he worked intensively in 1922. Impressed by the photomontage of the German Dadaists, Rodchenko began his own experiments in the medium, first employing found images in 1923, and from 1924 on shooting his own photographs as well. His first published photomontage illustrated Mayakovsky’s poem, “About This,” in 1923. From 1923 to 1928 Rodchenko collaborated closely with Mayakovsky (of whom he took several striking portraits) on the design and layout of LEF and Novy LEF, the publications of Constructivist artists. Many of his photographs appeared in or were used as covers for these journals. His images eliminated unnecessary detail, emphasized dynamic diagonal composition, and were concerned with the placement and movement of objects in space. Read more >>

The term Construction Art was first used as a derisive term by Kazimir Malevich to describe the work of Alexander Rodchenko in 1917. Constructivism first appears as a positive term in Naum Gabo's Realistic Manifesto of 1920. Alexei Gan used the word as the title of his book Constructivism, which was printed in 1922. Constructivism was a post-World War I development of Russian Futurism. The constructivists tried to create works that would make the viewer an active viewer of the artwork. As much as involving itself in designs for industry, the Constructivists worked on public festivals and street designs for the Bolshevik government.


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In your hand is no ordinary can of espresso. Our instant Italian espresso is made out of 100% Arabica handpicked coffee beans, the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest. Micro roasted in small batches by the Italian Roastmasters. Bezzera creates richness of flavor and quality that cannot be matched by any other brand. We are the Bezzera family, proud to carry on our love and dedication to our secret family espresso process, which was founded by Luigi Bezzera in 1903. Our mission is to combine the old tradition with new technology and refined process to serve you the best cup of espresso youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever had.

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Net Wt. 8.8 oz.

Luigi Bezzera was an owner of a manufacturing business, but not very successful. In his spare time he enjoyed sharing a cup of good coffee with his family and friends. He carried a passion to enhance the flavor of the coffee and to speed up the preparation process. After couple of sleepless nights in 1903, the very first espresso machine was born. Luigi was not successful in marketing the machine and sold the rights to his espresso machine patent in 1905 to Desidero Pavoni.

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