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  1. Good News! The inimitable Robin Field has signed on to perform for us on the 2008 QCFA Arts Cruise. We are very much honored. Many of our attendees have already had the good fortune of experiencing a Robin Field performance, but even those may be unaware of some of Robin's impressive accomplishments and the wide range of his performing career:

    ROBIN FIELD is an award-winning entertainer whose career has spanned six decades. As a singer-pianist his appearances have taken him from cabarets to Carnegie Hall. As an actor he won leading roles Off-Broadway in Your Own Thing, Look Me Up, Speed Gets the Poppys and the revival of Rodgers & Hart's Babes in Arms. As a member of The Klowns, Field toured with the Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus, recorded for RCA Victor and starred in an ABC-TV special with Sammy Davis and Jerry Lewis. In 1972 Dom De Luise presented him as his "discovery" on "The Merv Griffin Show." As a composer-lyricist Field toured the U.S. and Canada in his own one-man show Reason in Rhyme, based on Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism, and he wrote, directed and starred in seven editions of Broadway - A Hundred Years Ago. For five years he served as creator and host of the New York radio series "Broadway Time Capsule" and for two years as editor and publisher of Revival, a magazine on theatrical history. He and his singing partner Bill Daugherty won rave reviews throughout the U.S. as well as in London and Amsterdam, won four MAC awards for "Best Musical-Comedy Team," and their show Daugherty & Field Off-Broadway was nominated for a New York Outer Critics' Circle Award as "Best Musical Revue." In 1992 they headlined at Carnegie Hall to a sell-out crowd and a standing ovation.

    In regional productions Field played Axel in Don't Drink the Water, Beverly Carlton in The Man Who Came to Dinner, Captain Keller in The Miracle Worker, Frederick in The Pirates of Penzance, Ko-Ko in The Mikado, Judge Wargrave in Ten Little Indians and Mark Twain in Mark Twain in Concert. He also wrote, composed and directed the musicals Blossoms of Big Bear, The Bronze Ring, The Singing Mountains, The Crystal Palace and Tom Sawyer, and he is currently writing a musical adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac.

    Robin joins an already impressive group of contributors including: Bryan Larsen, Dr Dianne Durante, Stephen Siek, Thomas Shoebotham, Alan August, David Berry and Joel Marquez. The cruise will also feature a live performance of Maurice Maeterlinck's "Monna Vanna" considered by Ayn Rand to be "...one of the greatest plays in all world literature."

    We're very much looking forward to an outstanding, rejuvenative, educational and refreshing Arts Cruise for all! We sail on January 6, 2008 from Galveston, Texas. Don't miss this opportunity; there are only a few cabins remaining.

    Please feel free to call Linda Cordair at (866) 267-3247 toll-free if you have any questions or requests. You can also e-mail us at [email protected]

  2. Ayn Rand called this play, "...one of the greatest plays in all of world literature."

    When Monna Vanna was on sale at the Ayn Rand bookstore, I bought it, and I certainly agree with her, though, mind you, I really haven't read many plays before.

    I was wondering if any of you have read this? If you haven't I absolutely recommend it.

    If you have read it, maybe you could say what you think of the characters of, Vanna, Prinzivalle, Guido...their actions, and so forth.

    Quent Cordair Fine Art is producing "Monna Vanna" for the 2008 Arts Cruise. To our knowledge it has not been performed live in over 70 years. There are only a few cabins left, please contact us if you would enjoy travelling with us.

  3. Yaron Brook has been invited to speak at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. The Commonwealth Club is the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum, with 18,000 members and 400 annual events. Speakers have included Ayan Hirsi Ali, Ronald Reagan and Bill Gates.

    Here are the event details from the Commonwealth Club web site:

    _____________________________________

    YARON BROOK | TUESDAY APRIL 17, 2007

    President and Executive Director, Ayn Rand Institute

    JUST WAR THEORY VS. AMERICAN SELF-DEFENSE

    Brook argues that America is still under attack because it is morally unwilling to defeat its enemies, despite its great material superiority. A prominent advocate for Ayn Rand's philosophy of objectivism, Brook will outline a new morality of war based on a moral code of rational self-interest.

    5:30 p.m., Reception | 6:00 p.m., Program | Club office, 595 Market St., 2nd Floor, San Francisco | $12 for Members, $18 for Non-Members

    This program is part of the Taube American Values Series.

    ________________________________________

    The program is open to members and non-members. Advanced reservations are accepted and strongly recommended – Commonwealth Club presentations have a tendency to sell out.

    If you are interested, please follow this link to reserve your seat:

    http://www.commonwealthclub.org/featured/#brook

    Golden Gate Objectivists, the local community group, has been working with ARI to make this talk happen. You can learn more about the group on our web site, www.goldengateobjectivists.com.

  4. Linda, would it be at all possible to record this play in video and/or auditory format?

    You have at least one potential customer, if you could do so. :huh:

    Thank you for your inquiry. No decisions have been made about that yet. I'll keep

    you posted. :P

  5. We sail in 15 months!! A few people have contacted us saying how much they would enjoy joining us on the Arts Cruise, but that they already have plans. :D Many have mistakenly thought that the cruise leaves this January; not so, we leave January 6, 2008. So get those deposits in and reserve your space. It only takes $250 per person to secure your reservation and no additional money is due until October 1, 2007. Rates start as low as $540.21. That includes your accomodations and all meals for 7 days!

    The Arts Cruise will be a great place to attend lectures during the day, enjoy good company over fine dinners, take in shows, enjoy exclusive musical performances and run about on several Caribbean shores in between. It is going to be a rewarding journey!

    We have made some recent changes to the Arts Cruise web site making it easier to find out about rates and reservations. Space is limited so early reservations are strongly encouraged.

    Be sure to check out the Cruise Blog where regular posts are being made covering a variety of topics, including travel tips, destination information and answers to frequently asked questions.

    Feel free to invite family and friends to join you. The Arts Program is an optional feature. Those not interested in participating in the arts program are welcome to come along for the cruise only experience.

    We look forward to welcoming some of you on board for our first Arts Cruise. :) Feel free to contact me at the gallery, [email protected], or message me through the forum if you have any questions or comments.

  6. We sail in 15 months!! A few people have contacted us saying how much they would enjoy joining us on the Arts Cruise, but that they already have plans. :D Many have mistakenly thought that the cruise leaves this January; not so, we leave January 6, 2008. So get those deposits in and reserve your space. It only takes $250 per person to secure your reservation and no additional money is due until October 1, 2007. Rates start as low as $540.21. That includes your accomodations and all meals for 7 days!

    The Arts Cruise will be a great place to attend lectures during the day, enjoy good company over fine dinners, take in shows, enjoy exclusive musical performances and run about on several Caribbean shores in between. It is going to be a rewarding journey!

    We have made some recent changes to the Arts Cruise web site making it easier to find out about rates and reservations. Space is limited so early reservations are strongly encouraged.

    Be sure to check out the Cruise Blog where regular posts are being made covering a variety of topics, including travel tips, destination information and answers to frequently asked questions.

    Feel free to invite family and friends to join you. The Arts Program is an optional feature. Those not interested in participating in the arts program are welcome to come along for the cruise only experience.

    We look forward to welcoming some of you on board for our first Arts Cruise. :) Feel free to contact me at the gallery, [email protected], or message me through the forum if you have any questions or comments.

  7. We sail in 15 months!! A few people have contacted us saying how much they would enjoy joining us on the Arts Cruise, but that they already have plans. :D Many have mistakenly thought that the cruise leaves this January; not so, we leave January 6, 2008. So get those deposits in and reserve your space. It only takes $250 per person to secure your reservation and no additional money is due until October 1, 2007. Rates start as low as $540.21. That includes your accomodations and all meals for 7 days!

    The Arts Cruise will be a great place to attend lectures during the day, enjoy good company over fine dinners, take in shows, enjoy exclusive musical performances and run about on several Caribbean shores in between. It is going to be a rewarding journey!

    We have made some recent changes to the Arts Cruise web site making it easier to find out about rates and reservations. Space is limited so early reservations are strongly encouraged.

    Be sure to check out the Cruise Blog where regular posts are being made covering a variety of topics, including travel tips, destination information and answers to frequently asked questions.

    Feel free to invite family and friends to join you. The Arts Program is an optional feature. Those not interested in participating in the arts program are welcome to come along for the cruise only experience.

    We look forward to welcoming some of you on board for our first Arts Cruise. :) Feel free to contact me at the gallery, [email protected], or message me through the forum if you have any questions or comments.

    We are pleased to announce the Quent Cordair Fine Art, 2008 Arts Cruise, January 6-13, 2008, aboard Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas.

    Enjoy select performances, concerts, demonstrations, lectures and round-table discussion in the fields of Music, Visual Arts, Drama, Film, Art History & Art Appreciation — twenty-four full hours of Fine Arts, leisurely paced over the six days and seven nights of our Western Caribbean cruise.

    The opening musical event will be a recital by lyric tenor Alan August and pianist Stephen Siek. The works will include Schumann's passionate sixteen-song cycle Dichterliebe, op. 48, as well as operatic masterpieces by Rossini, Puccini, and others. Other musical events will include Romantic solo and chamber works by cellist Thomas Shoebotham and pianist Stephen Siek.

    Our 2008 Arts Program will culminate, on the final evening of our cruise, in a production of Maurice Maeterlinck's three-act play Monna Vanna, described by Ayn Rand as "...one of the greatest plays in all world literature." According to our research, this will be the first staged performance of this play in over eighty years. After making your reservation, be sure to check back here for more information to be announced soon detailing our presenters, performances, lectures and demonstrations.

    The QCFA 2008 Arts Program aboard Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas is designed to be enjoyed at an unhurried, leisurely pace, scheduled to allow adequate opportunity to fully enjoy the Voyager's abundance of amenities, to relax privately or socially, and to take in the variety of pleasures and experiences to be discovered in our three ports of call. Art lectures and demonstrations are scheduled for the three days at sea, with three full hours of free, unscheduled time each afternoon. Performances and concerts are scheduled aboard the ship each evening after dinner, including the evenings of our days in port, subsequent to embarkation. Our goal is to provide a refreshing, uplifting, restful, rejuvenative experience.

    Space is limited. For reservations and information call Quent Cordair Fine Art at 1-866-267-3247.

  8. We are pleased to announce the Quent Cordair Fine Art, 2008 Arts Cruise, January 6-13, 2008, aboard Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas.

    Enjoy select performances, concerts, demonstrations, lectures and round-table discussion in the fields of Music, Visual Arts, Drama, Film, Art History & Art Appreciation — twenty-four full hours of Fine Arts, leisurely paced over the six days and seven nights of our Western Caribbean cruise.

    The opening musical event will be a recital by lyric tenor Alan August and pianist Stephen Siek. The works will include Schumann's passionate sixteen-song cycle Dichterliebe, op. 48, as well as operatic masterpieces by Rossini, Puccini, and others. Other musical events will include Romantic solo and chamber works by cellist Thomas Shoebotham and pianist Stephen Siek.

    Our 2008 Arts Program will culminate, on the final evening of our cruise, in a production of Maurice Maeterlinck's three-act play Monna Vanna, described by Ayn Rand as "...one of the greatest plays in all world literature." According to our research, this will be the first staged performance of this play in over eighty years. After making your reservation, be sure to check back here for more information to be announced soon detailing our presenters, performances, lectures and demonstrations.

    The QCFA 2008 Arts Program aboard Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas is designed to be enjoyed at an unhurried, leisurely pace, scheduled to allow adequate opportunity to fully enjoy the Voyager's abundance of amenities, to relax privately or socially, and to take in the variety of pleasures and experiences to be discovered in our three ports of call. Art lectures and demonstrations are scheduled for the three days at sea, with three full hours of free, unscheduled time each afternoon. Performances and concerts are scheduled aboard the ship each evening after dinner, including the evenings of our days in port, subsequent to embarkation. Our goal is to provide a refreshing, uplifting, restful, rejuvenative experience.

    Space is limited. For reservations and information call Quent Cordair Fine Art at 1-866-267-3247.

  9. We are pleased to announce the Quent Cordair Fine Art, 2008 Arts Cruise, January 6-13, 2008, aboard Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas.

    Enjoy select performances, concerts, demonstrations, lectures and round-table discussion in the fields of Music, Visual Arts, Drama, Film, Art History & Art Appreciation — twenty-four full hours of Fine Arts, leisurely paced over the six days and seven nights of our Western Caribbean cruise.

    The opening musical event will be a recital by lyric tenor Alan August and pianist Stephen Siek. The works will include Schumann's passionate sixteen-song cycle Dichterliebe, op. 48, as well as operatic masterpieces by Rossini, Puccini, and others. Other musical events will include Romantic solo and chamber works by cellist Thomas Shoebotham and pianist Stephen Siek.

    Our 2008 Arts Program will culminate, on the final evening of our cruise, in a production of Maurice Maeterlinck's three-act play Monna Vanna, described by Ayn Rand as "...one of the greatest plays in all world literature." According to our research, this will be the first staged performance of this play in over eighty years. After making your reservation, be sure to check back here for more information to be announced soon detailing our presenters, performances, lectures and demonstrations.

    The QCFA 2008 Arts Program aboard Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas is designed to be enjoyed at an unhurried, leisurely pace, scheduled to allow adequate opportunity to fully enjoy the Voyager's abundance of amenities, to relax privately or socially, and to take in the variety of pleasures and experiences to be discovered in our three ports of call. Art lectures and demonstrations are scheduled for the three days at sea, with three full hours of free, unscheduled time each afternoon. Performances and concerts are scheduled aboard the ship each evening after dinner, including the evenings of our days in port, subsequent to embarkation. Our goal is to provide a refreshing, uplifting, restful, rejuvenative experience.

    Space is limited. For reservations and information call Quent Cordair Fine Art at 1-866-267-3247.

  10. http://goldengateobjectivists.com/index.htm

    Golden Gate Objectivists (GGO) is an informal association of individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area who are interested in promoting Ayn Rand's ideas in the local community. We believe that Objectivism provides a rational, principled stand in contrast to today's supposed alternative of liberal or conservative ideas. We are convinced that we can make a difference in getting rational ideas heard locally by working together to impact the local culture.

  11. Quent Cordair Fine Art is pleased to announce that Bryan Larsen has released each of his Atlas Shrugged inspired works as limited-edition prints on canvas. Self Absolution of the Titan: Atlas turning his back on the world bent on destroying itself; freeing his body, and his mind, from his eternal burden. Motive Force: a reference to the powerful locomotive engine in the background, but more specifically to the figure of Dagny Taggart, the woman responsible for keeping not just the train, but the entire railroad running. And First Heat: Henry Rearden, a steel mill owner and the inventor of a revolutionary metal alloy, is leaning against a steel beam in his mills, watching the pouring of the first heat of his new metal. The theme is pride in one's greatest accomplishments.

    These three Atlas Shrugged inspired prints are now available as a set for the discounted price of $1200, a savings of $195, making it even easier to own beautiful art that reflects your values and your passion. The prints can also be purchased separately. Ask about our interest-free payments plans and wish list options. B)

    [Edited title at request of poster - RC]

  12. Quent Cordair Fine Art is pleased to announce the release of Bryan Larsen's Self Absolution of the Titan as a limited-edition giclee print on canvas. Only 95 signed and numbered reproductions of this highly sought after painting will be produced. You can reserve yours today by contacting the gallery at [email protected] or by calling us toll free at 1-866-267-3247. You can also contact us via our on-line chat button found on nearly all of our web pages.

    Let us know if interest-free payments will make it easier for you to purchase the art. We'll be happy to assist you acquire the art that you love and deserve to own. :D

  13. Fifteen new uplifting and inspirational works of art have recently arrived at Quent Cordair Fine Art. The latest arrivals by Bryan Larsen, Han Wu Shen, Karl Jensen, Damon Denys and Jerald Rough' can be viewed on our New in the Gallery page. Also featured on this page is new art from Alfredo Gomez, Christina Puckett and Ron Sanders.

    Interest-free financing is always available. We want you to own the art you love. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any comments or questions. It will be my pleasure to assist you.

  14. Quent Cordair Fine Art is pleased to announce that Bryan Larsen will be releasing limited-edition canvas prints of his tremendously popular Atlas Shrugged inspired painting First Heat in July. To celebrate this release we are taking advance orders at an introductory price of only $450. Prints purchased after July 1, 2005 will be $495. These 18" x 30" canvas prints are not yet available on our web site. To reserve a low numbered print personally signed and numbered by Mr. Larsen please contact the gallery at 1-866-267-3247 or e-mail us at [email protected].

    "First Heat" http://www.cordair.com/Larsen/firstheat.aspx

    [spelling Correction at user's request - RC]

  15. Quent Cordair Fine Art has rolled out a beautiful new red carpet for our talented artists, deserving customers and fine-art devotees. We have just launched a new front page for the gallery web site, featuring an abundance of more beautiful art -- five times as much as our previous version! The new page provides gallery guests with a feast for the eyes, and with the addition of over 100 images it delivers a more extensive view of our sunlit world. “The Finest in Romantic Realism” is just a click away. Visit and enjoy the new page now at www.cordair.com -- then add us to your list of favorites and visit often to experience the Art that celebrates life. Please let us know how you like the new design, which will gradually be incorporated into the rest of the website. Your feedback and suggestions are always appreciated.

    Our knowledgeable staff is always happy to answer your questions and to assist you with your art purchases. Contacting us is easy: 1) Click the live chat button on the front page, or 2) call us toll free at 1-866-267-3247, or 3) e-mail us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you and earning your business!

    If you are planning a trip to the San Francisco Bay Area, please stop by the gallery and enjoy the art in person. In the meantime, I hope that our newest presentation of offerings will provide you with a breath of fresh air and will inspire you to achieve and acquire that which you value most.

    Enjoy the art!

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