By Barbara Hoffman. There may be no better example of symmetry than the Rockettes: a glorious lineup of identically clad and coiffed precision dancers. The Daniels, who turn 20 Wednesday, have been dancing since they were 2. Katie and Sarah, who have an older sister and younger brother, spent most of their childhood in Waterford, Mich. That did it. Home-schooled since the seventh grade, they finished their high-school studies early and spent a couple years at a community college before they came to New York, at 18, for the Rockettes audition. After only one callback, they were in — and ecstatic. Last season was their first as Rockettes — and the first time they found themselves separated: The Rockettes are divided into the Blue and Gold squads, two different, equally accomplished casts that alternate performances, and the Daniel gals were split up.
Beauty Revealed is an self-portrait by the American artist Sarah Goodridge , a watercolor portrait miniature on a piece of ivory. Depicting only the artist's bared breasts surrounded by white cloth, the 6. Goodridge, aged forty when she completed the miniature, depicts breasts that appear imbued with a "balance, paleness, and buoyancy" by the harmony of light, color, and balance. The surrounding cloth draws the viewer to focus on them, leading to the body being "erased". Goodridge gave the portrait to statesman Daniel Webster , who was a frequent subject and possibly a lover, following the death of his wife; she may have intended to provoke him into marrying her. Although Webster married someone else, his family held onto the portrait until the s, when it was auctioned at Christie's and acquired by Gloria and Richard Manney in
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Love Actually is a British Christmas -themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. It features an ensemble cast , composed predominantly of British actors, many of whom had worked with Curtis in previous film and television projects. Mostly filmed on location in London, the screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate stories involving a wide variety of individuals, many of whom are shown to be interlinked as the tales progress. The story begins five weeks before Christmas and is played out in a weekly countdown until the holiday, followed by an epilogue that takes place one month later. The film was released in the United States on 14 November , receiving mixed reviews. It opened in the United Kingdom one week later, to positive reviews. Frequently shown during the Christmas season, the film has proved more popular with audiences than critics, and it has been discussed as being arguably a modern-day Christmas staple. The film begins with a voiceover from David Hugh Grant commenting that whenever he gets gloomy about the state of the world he thinks about the arrivals terminal at Heathrow Airport , and the pure uncomplicated love felt as friends and families welcome their arriving loved ones. The film then tells the 'love stories' of many people:. Although he thinks the record is terrible, Mack promotes the release in the hope it will become the Christmas number one single , which it does.
That's the real issue. Should we try to heed their counsel and marry in the Church. My husband says he will not compromise and that his physical activity is his priority. That's our best option.