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Nov.25.2009
This year, someone brought to my attention the difference between gratitude and appreciation. I had to really ponder the difference and I came to the conclusion that their contention that it is better to appreciate something than be grateful for it makes good sense. I'll begin with the definition...
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Oct.14.2009
Hardcover book - In Pursuit of a Melody by Joan Cartwright
After considerable time and work, I've managed to convert six of my books from soft to hardcover all available at http://stores.lulu.com/divajc   The reason for this is that I'm offering these books to schools and libraries and they prefer hardcover books for long-lasting reasons. So, here's a page...
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Oct.08.2009
Joan Cartwright
The question I have is what techniques do you use for REINVENTING YOUR ARTISTRY? I have been challenged in each new decade with reinventing myself. In my twenties, when I began performing for a fee, I utilized my youth and vitality and fulfilled my need to absorb the purpose of musical studies –...
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Aug.15.2009
The question I have is what techniques do you use for REINVENTING YOUR ARTISTRY? I have been challenged in each new decade with reinventing myself. In my twenties, when I began performing for a fee, I utilized my youth and vitality and fulfilled my need to absorb the purpose of musical studies...
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Mar.14.2009
Women in Jazz Ensemble
WOMEN IN JAZZ SOUTH FLORIDA, INC. celebrated Women's History Month with a performance by the Women in Jazz Ensemble at the African American Research Library in Fort Lauderdale, FL. See photos at Diva JC's photo gallery
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Jan.22.2009
Live-blogging the “American Idol” premiere by Leslie Gray Streeter | January 13th, 2009 | American Idol Katrina Darrell, aka Bikini Girl 8:00 PM: An hour ago, I had dinner with a fabulous jazz singer named Joan Cartwright, who has written a guide for aspiring songbirds called “So, You Want To...
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Jan.20.2009
In light of this very special Inauguration Day, please go to this site and tell me what America means to you? www.fyicomminc.com/america/america.htm Thanks, Diva JC www.divajc.com  
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Jan.15.2009
IN PURSUIT OF A MELODY by Joan Cartwright
From a child of 4, my mother had me onstage performing for hundreds of people with Bernice Johnson Dance Studio in Jamaica, NY. Throughout grade and high school, I performed with the choir, glee club and drama club, singing everything from Gregorian Chant to all the songs from "Pygmalion...
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