Genius At Play
If not for a stint in reform school, young Louis Armstrong might never have become a musician. It was a teacher at the Colored Waifs' Home who gave him a cornet, promoted him to band leader, and saw talent in the tough kid from the even tougher New Orleans neighborhood called Storyville. But it was Louis Armstrong's own passion and genius that pushed jazz into new and exciting realms with his amazing, improvisational trumpet playing.
Who Are Doc Cee and Miss Livy? Doc Cee and Miss Livy are really cool twins who share exciting adventures at home, in school, and anywhere they end up going. Doc Cee, the elder twin, is a genius known worldwide for his advanced math and science skills. He is highly intelligent, enterprising, and athletically inclined. A natural leader, he finds himself at the forefront of situations.
A magical, musical safari where children safely and securely feed gentle giraffes, experience playful monkeys and take a railway trip past animals in their natural environments. A world-wide experience filmed exclusively at the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park. Magical Musical Helper, Vinko - The Dancing Bear Sing-a-Long, Bonus Song.
The greatest genius of his age, Leonardo da Vinci was also a prolific writer. Collected here are some of his most remarkable thoughts, sayings, and fables. Fascinated by word play, Leonardo created a series of riddles, cleverly disguised as apocalyptic prophecies and fantasies. The solutionâ to each of these inspired sayings often simply the image of an animal or beast reveals much about both Leonardo and his art.
On the surface, "A Genius Leaves The Hood: The Unauthorized Story Of Jay Z" chronicles how hip-hop's most successful rapper of the past two decades reached the top; but at its core, the film attempts to divulge the savvy and cunning business acumen of a mogul who decided that being at the top of the charts wasn't enough. This 60-minute unauthorized biography explores the mind of a man who never played by the rules and admits it.
Who is Ted L. Nancy?He's a concerned hotel guest searching for a lost tooth. He's a superstitious Vegas high-roller who wants to gamble at a casino in his lucky shrimp outfit. He's the genius inventor of "Six Day Underwear.". He's a demanding dramatist seeking an audience for his play about his 26-year-old dog, Cinnamon. He's the proud owner of Charles, a 36-year-old cat who owes his longevity to a pet food company.
R to L (Japanese Style) After stumbling across a haunted Go board, irresponsible Hikaru Shindo discovers that the spirit of a master player has taken up residence in his consciousness. In his pursuit of the "Divine Move," Fujiwara-no-Sai awakens in Hikaru an untapped genius for the game, and soon the schoolboy is chasing his own dream-defeating the famed Go prodigy Akira Toya SayonaraHikaru ignores Sai's pleas to let him play go, and then one day Sai vanishes Is he mad at Hikaru? Where has he gone? Will he ever come back? And will Hikaru be able to play without Sai's coaching.
Genius at Play
A study of the life and works of Joseph Mallord William Turner. A precocious talent, he first exhibited at the Royal Academy at the age of 15, an institution that was to play a major part in his life, recognizing his genius and supporting him against many
From a novel by Graham Greene, Rod Steiger plays an unscrupulous financier who has absconded to Mexico with company funds. A genius at improvisation, he evades the authorities and concocts a scheme whereby he will murder a man, dispose of the body and assume the dead man's identity. He soon learns the dead man whose identity he has assumed was an even more notorious fugitive from justice.
Derek Paravicini is blind, can not tell his right hand from his left, and needs round-the-clock care. But he has an extremely rare gift-he is a musical prodigy with perfect pitch whose piano-playing has thrilled audiences at venues from Ronnie Scott's to Las Vegas, the Barbican to Buckingham Palace. Born prematurely, Derek remained in hospital for three months and technically "died" several times before he was finally strong enough to go home.
Jalen DeLuca and his hero New York Yankee James "JY" Yager must team up to prove themselves in this sequel to Tim Green and Derek Jeter's New York Times bestselling novel Baseball Genius. Jalen DeLuca loves baseball. He's playing for his summer travel team and trying to win a regular spot in the rotation. But Jalen's got more then talent on the field.
A tragic love story methodically woven around a fallen country music star, a beautiful dancer, a 13 year old child genius and a powerful, psychopathic judge. A friend pulls out a Ouija board and asks you to play. It's just a game, right? But when the Ouija board reveals a secret you've never disclosed, then "the spirit" asks you to warn his living sister that she is about to be murdered.
Almost everyone is guilty of playing the blame game. It's satisfying and easy to do. If we despise our work, we can blame our manager or even our short-sighted organization for its inability to recognize our genius. If our personal lives are a disaster, we can blame our spouses, partners, the economy, or even our ancestors. We all know on some level that we are pointing our fingers in the wrong direction, but we just can't seem to help ourselves.
Mozart and his charming young wife Constanza are en route to Prague for the opening of Don Giovanni when the composer absent-mindedly wanders into the garden of a noble Bohemian family and finds himself the unwitting guest of honour at their daughter's wedding. This delightfully high-spirited novella paints an unforgettable picture of Mozart's creative genius - its playful heights and its terrible depths.
Simon Kuper's "New York Times" bestseller "Soccernomics" pioneered a new way of looking at soccer through meticulous empirical analysis and incisive-and witty- commentary. Kuper now leaves the numbers and data behind to explore the heart and soul of the world's most popular sport in the new, extraordinarily revealing "Soccer Men."Soccer Men" goes behind the scenes with soccer's greatest players and coaches.
Presents the life and accomplishments of the mathematician who inveted game theory, focusing on his quirky and nontraditional methods of teaching at Princeton University.
Moe Norman has been called "The Mysterious Genius of Golf." His swing, his mannerisms, and his lifestyle were unusual to say the least: Moe played very quickly, never took a practice swing, often repeated phrases when talking, and lived in motel rooms most of this life. Moe, who died in 2004 at age 75, suffered from crippling insecurity and introversion, which kept him from succeeding at the highest levels of play.
On a sunny afternoon in May 1868, nineteen-year-old Gilbert Grace stood in a Wiltshire field, wondering why he was playing cricket against the Great Western Railway Club. A batting genius, ;W. G.; should have been starring at Lord;s in the grand opening match of the season. But MCC did not want to elect this humble son of a provincial doctor. W. G;s career was faltering before it had barely begun.
Moe Norman has been called "The Mysterious Genius of Golf." His swing, his mannerisms, and his lifestyle were unusual to say the least: Moe played very quickly, never took a practice swing, often repeated phrases when talking, and lived in motel rooms most of this life. Moe, who died in 2004 at age seventy-five, suffered from crippling insecurity and introversion, which kept him from succeeding at the highest levels of play.
Winning at video poker involves more than just blind luck. Casino Video Poker for the GENIUS shows you how to take the guesswork out of your play, and how to put the know-how in. New to gambling? Most of us will try gambling at least a few times for
New York Times bestselling author Tim Green delivers electrifying family drama and thrilling sports action, as the heroes from Football Genius and Football Hero battle to win the big 7-on-7 tournament, only to realize that their pasts are dangerously intertwined. Troy White is a star quarterback who can predict a football play before it happens. Ty Lewis is the football hero- a wide receiver with exceptional speed, living in the shadow of his NFL superstar brother.
In Terry Gilliam's fantastic voyage through time and space, a young boy named Kevin escapes from his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarves. With a map stolen from the Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson), they delight in plundering treasure from Napoleon (Ian Holm) and Agamemnon (Sean Connery)-but the Evil Genius (David Warner) is watching every move! With a darkly playful script by Gilliam and Michael Palin, "Time Bandits" is all at once a giddy fairy tale, a revisionist history lesson, and a satire on technology gone awry.
In the years leading up to 1606, since the death of Queen Elizabeth and the arrival in England of her successor, King James of Scotland, Shakespeare's great productivity had ebbed, and it may have seemed to some that his prolific genius was a thing of the past. But that year, at age forty-two, he found his footing again, finishing a play he had begun the previous autumn-King Lear-then writing two other great tragedies, Macbeth and Antony and Cleopatra.
When superstar athlete Jim Thorpe and football legend Pop Warner met in 1904 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called "the team that invented football," they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools such as Harvard and the Army in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work.