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Finale Fiesta

blog rene2Santa Cruz invited to support Chris Rene at The Catalyst’s ‘X Factor’ Viewing Party

Who needs tickets to the live taping of “The X Factor” finale episodes this week, when you can be a part of the magic right here in Santa Cruz? On Wednesday, Dec. 21, the community is invited to cheer on local singer/songwriter and show contestant Chris Rene at a special viewing party at The Catalyst.

While Rene will not be present at the event, which kicks off at 5 p.m.—free tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis at the venue, beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday—attendees will get to watch the episode on a big screen. The best part? “The X Factor” film crew will be onsite to record the crowd, for a live segment of the episode that highlights Rene’s hometown supporters.

During Wednesday’s show, the top three finalists—Rene, Melanie Amaro, and Josh Krajcik—will battle it out, then the winner will be crowned during Thursday’s episode.

Make sure to get to The Catalyst early to score tickets, then come armed with posters, T-shirts, cowbells (?), and a whole lot of hometown pride. Let’s show the world what Santa Cruz is made of!

Can’t make it? Tune in to FOX at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, and don’t forget to vote.
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written by jennifere, December 21, 2011
YES dont for get to vote!!!!!!!!

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“be(ing) of love (a little) more careful”—e.e. cummings

Wednesday (Feb. 10) is Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins. Friday (Feb. 12) is Lincoln’s 207th birthday. Sunday is Valentine’s Day. On Ash Wednesday, with foreheads marked with a cross of ashes, we hear the words, “From dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return.” Reminding us that our bodies, made of matter, will remain here on Earth when we are called back. It is our Soul that will take us home again. Lent offers us 40 days and nights of purification in preparation for the Resurrection (Easter) festival (an initiation) and for the Three Spring Festivals (at the time of the full moon)—Aries, Taurus, Gemini. The New Group of World Servers have been preparing since Winter Solstice. The number 40 is significant. The Christ (Pisces World Teacher) was in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights prior to His three-year ministry. The purpose of this desert exile was to prepare his Archangel (light) body to withstand the pressures of the Earth plane (form and matter). We, too, in our intentional purifications and prayers during the 40 days of Lent, prepare ourselves (physical body, emotions, lower mind) to receive and be able to withstand the irradiation of will, love/wisdom and light streaming into the Earth at spring equinox, Easter, and the Three Spiritual Festivals. What is Lent? The Anglo-Saxon word, lencten, comes from an ancient spring festival, agricultural rites marking the transition between winter and summer. The seasons reflect changes in nature (physical world) and humanity responds with social festivals of gratitude and of renewal. There is a purification process, prayerfulness in nature and in humanity in preparation for a great flow of spiritual energies during springtime. Valentine’s Day: Aquarius Sun, Taurus moon. Let us offer gifts of comfort, ease, harmony, beauty and satisfaction. Things chocolate and golden. Venus and Taurus things.

 

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