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75 Years Ago, One of the Best Dance Routines Ever Was Filmed, Unrehearsed on the First Take

Fred Astaire said it was ‘the greatest dancing he had ever seen on film’. In a dance performance for the ages, the Nicholas Brothers, Fayard (1914–2006) and Harold (1921–2000), dazzled audiences with their acrobatic routine to Cab Calloway’s hit song, Jumpin’ Jive. Not only that, but the routine was unrehearsed and what you see was the first take! [source] The performance was from the 1943 musical film, Stormy Weather. In 2001, Stormy Weather was selected for the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally,…

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Choir Perfectly Mimics Rainstorm Before a Stirring Rendition of Africa by Toto

Title: Africa Melody and lyrics by David Paich and Jeff Porcaro Performed by Angel City Chorale Soloists Rich Kennedy, Tommy Lamb, Tina Mitro, and Duff Watrous Artistic Director, Sue Fink Video edited by, Alex Chaloff, Annika Benitz Performance inspired by Eric Whitacre, https://youtu.be/0Zqp0OpzMAI, and Perpetuum Jazzile, https://youtu.be/yjbpwlqp5Qw Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/choir-mimics-rainstorm-before-singing-africa-by-toto/

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This Marble Run Perfectly Synced to Tchaikovskys Waltz of the Flowers is Good Internet

The madman that perfectly synced a line rider course to Edvard Grieg’s Mountain King is back with something new and equally entertaining—a magnetized marble run perfectly synced to Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers”. I can’t imagine how long this took to design and how many tries it took to nail the timing. Bravo Doodle Chaos, bravo. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/marble-run-synced-to-tchaikovsky-waltz-of-the-flowers/

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90-Year-Old Couple Play Impromptu Piano Duet in Mayo Clinic Lobby

Filmed in 2008, this serendipitous moment was filmed by Jodi Hume who was at the Mayo Clinic visiting her mom. On the piano are Fran and Marlo Cowan, a 90-year-old couple that have been married for 62 years at the time. The song is ‘Old Grey Bonnet’ and Jodi describes the day she happened across the piano playing couple: “From the balcony we could see an older couple sitting side by side at the piano playing together and entertaining a host of people. Some were in wheelchairs, others were sitting…

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When You Realize the Concert Crowd is a Cotton Harvester at Night

Photograph by @micah.b.horn on Instagram At first glance you might think you’re looking at a huge concert crowd but it’s actually a photo of several industrial cotton harvesting machines at night. The photo was taken by @micah.b.horn on Instagram and the image quickly went viral after being posted on reddit. Don’t feel too bad, a programmer had the brilliant idea of running the photo through Google’s Cloud Vision API and even the machines were fooled! The top three results were ‘crowd’, ‘festival’ and ‘stage’. Ran the image through Google Cloud…

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A-ha Did an Unplugged Version of Take On Me and It Sounds Like a Completely Different Song

At a recent MTV Unplugged performance at Giske Harbour Hall in Norway, rock band a-ha performed an acoustic rendition of their hit song, ‘Take on me’. The clip was taken from the forthcoming album/DVD, a-Ha: MTV Unplugged Summer Solstice which features 17 hits, 2 cover versions and 2 brand new songs. The performance was recorded live on June 22 and 23, 2017. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/a-ha-take-on-me-unplugged-acoustic/

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This Acapella of Wouldnt It Be Nice by the Beach Boys is a Master Class in Harmony

“Wouldn’t It Be Nice” is a song written by Brian Wilson, Tony Asher, and Mike Love for American rock band the Beach Boys. It was released as the opening track on their 1966 album Pet Sounds. Like other tracks for Pet Sounds, Wilson constructed the song’s symphonic Wall of Sound arrangement using a variety of instruments not normally associated with popular music of its time, including accordions and a detuned twelve-string guitar. The music contains classical music devices that are unusual for a rock song, such as bitonality and ritardando….

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