Easter Quotes To Share That Will Leave You Feeling Renewed


1. “Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.” — Janine di Giovanni

2. “Easter is very important to me, it’s a second chance.” — Reba McEntire

3. “A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.” — Mahatma Gandhi

4. “People respond when you tell them there is a great future in front of you, you can leave your past behind.” — Joel Osteen

5. “It is the hour to rend thy chains, the blossom time of souls.” — Katharine Lee Bates

6. “Here’s the problem with Easter. The Catholic Church needs to pick a date because it keeps moving. And I think the reason they always have Easter moving to different dates is to catch us.” — Denis Leary

7. “Let every man and woman count himself immortal. Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in his resurrection. Let him say not merely, ‘Christ is risen,’ but ‘I shall rise.'” — Phillips Brooks

8. “Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.” — Pope John Paul II

9. “My mom used to say that Greek Easter was later because then you get stuff cheaper.” — Amy Sedaris

10. “I think we need to do some deep soul searching about what’s important in our lives and renew our spirit and our spiritual thinking, whether it’s through faith-based religion or just through loving nature or helping your fellow man.” — Louie Schwartzberg

11. “Here is the amazing thing about Easter; the Resurrection Sunday for Christians is this, that Christ in the dying moments on the cross gives us the greatest illustration of forgiveness possible.” — T. D. Jakes

12. “A rebirth out of spiritual adversity causes us to become new creatures.” — James E. Faust

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NYC Art and Culture Scene (Apr-May 2017)


New York City always has a red hot art and culture scene. Image courtesy of Cultivating Culture

It’s springtime and everything is starting to bloom and boom in New York City. And with it there is an explosion of art events around the city. Public art installations, concerts, dance performances, exhibitions, the list can go on and on.

The Met Opera and Carnegie Hall season programs are approaching their respective season finales striving to make a lasting impression on music aficionados so that the elation will not fully evaporate during hot summer months. The museums are going out of their way to stage ever more meaningful exhibitions or showcasing the hidden treasures for their collections. It’s an exciting time for art lovers to visit the city!

April 28, 2017 Two Pianos Concert at Carnegie Hall

Two greatest pianists, Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-Andre Hamelin will be sharing a stage at Carnegie Hall Stern auditorium. The concert is part of the spring tour program performed in Europe and the United States. In keeping with spring celebration, the program very appropriately features Stravinsky‘s “The Rite of Spring”, as well as the music of Mozart and Debussy.

Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto at Met Opera

This fascinating production of Verdi’s Rigoletto is transformed in time and space to modern days Las Vegas, NV. The performances are on April 19, 22, 27, 2017. This vibrant and colorful production of Giuseppe Verdi‘s beloved opera is sure to entertain and engage everyone. For the original opening of the opera in 1851, Verdi and his librettist Francesco Maria Piave shifted the setting in Victor Hugo play which the opera is based on from early-16th century French court to Renaissance time Mantua, Italy.

It seems the story is destined for such transformations in time and place as the current production is set in Las Vegas in the 60s with all the bells and whistles of that turbulent era. Even if you are not a big fun of modern adaptations for traditional art forms, you will enjoy the time-tested tunes and passionate performance. Think about finding repeating patterns of history and savor the music in all its glory. The New York Times review for 2013 opening of this production called it “the Rat Pack Rigoletto”.

Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers at the Met Museum

The Met museum’s exhibition of Dutch printmaker Hercules Segers works is appropriately titled “The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers“. Very little is known about this artist and much of his life is full mystery. He brought in pioneering techniques to printmaking by mixing colors, mediums and textures. At his time in the first half of 17th century his methods were fresh and groundbreaking like the impressionism at its time. Add to it an assumption that the artists had never traveled farther than between Haarlem, where he was born, and Amsterdam in the Low Countries but filled his work with mountainous views, and the mystery surrounding the master persists.

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