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Remembering Those Who Have Gone Before

Posted on September 7th, 2016
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We here at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory do our best to offer services that are memorable. Venerating those we cremate and/or bury is the cornerstone of our mission. All too frequently in todays of the moment society, lessons and people of the past seem to be forgotten very quickly. Unless you are a Mozart, […]

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Telluride Colorado and Its Wonderful Film Festival

Posted on September 2nd, 2016
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                    The 43rd Telluride, Colorado Film Festival kicks off today and will run through the entire Labor Day weekend. Cutting edge new films, revivals of classics, and a special award presentation to Casey Affleck highlight the events. Among the revival films are classics like The Barefoot […]

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On Seeing Elvis Presley in Las Vegas August 1970

Posted on August 29th, 2016
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Last Friday night, August 26, was Elvis Presley Night at U.S. Cellular Field where the Chicago White Sox hosted the Seattle Mariners. While watching the game, I was struck by how many people in the stands came in full Elvis regalia: white jumpsuit costumes, sideburns, the whole package. Just over 39 years after his death, […]

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Salute to Telluride Film Festival

Posted on August 26th, 2016
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                  There is no way to adequately describe the sublime beauty of Telluride, Colorado — nor is there a way to capture the exciting vibe of its annual film festival which starts next week. The city itself sits in a box canyon at an altitude of 8,750 feet […]

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Phantom of the Opera Continues its Run

Posted on August 22nd, 2016
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On the evening of January 19, 1988, I was lucky enough to obtain a ticket to the tenth preview performance of Phantom of the Opera at the Majestic Theater in New York. The Majestic is a venerable setting that opened in 1927 — it has more than 1,600 seats, one of Broadway’s largest venues. Through […]

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