Wynton Marsalis And Siblings Celebrate Their Mother’s Life With A Jazz Funeral

Jazz great Wynton Marsalis and his five brothers have lost their mother. Dolores Marsalis was 80 years old when she passed away last month. What a life she had as the matriarch of this musical family. She was married to renowned jazz musician, Ellis Marsalis. Together, they had six sons.  Four of them are jazz musicians including Wynton and Branford. With so much music in the house, there was only one way to send off and celebrate this great woman.

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New Wedding Photos For Couple 38 Years After Originals Lost In A House Fire

Wedding photos. Few things are more precious to a happily married couple. That’s why Ashleigh Bing’s heart broke for her parents. Jennifer and Timothy Bing’s wedding photos were lost in a house fire only two weeks after they were married. That was almost four decades ago! With her parents’ anniversary coming up this summer, Ashleigh came up with a brilliant idea: Recreate the photos! How very convenient that Ashleigh happens to be a wedding photographer. She told ABC7.com that she

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Shocking News Inspires Son To Fulfill His Mother’s Bucket List Of Joy

One son figured fulfilling his mother’s bucket list of joy was the best thing he could do. The best way to help her heal from losing her job. The best way to make up for being a tough kid growing up. The best way to tell a wonderful, heartfelt mother-son adventure story. CBS News’ Steve Hartman says the adventure began with Rebecca Danigelis getting the news that she was losing her longtime job. She’d worked in housekeeping for years at a

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Friendly Puppy Who Flunked Out Of K9 Police Academy Gets Awesome New Job

What an honor for a dog to make it through the police academy and become part of a hardworking K9 unit. Such was not the fate for Gavel, the German Shepherd puppy in Australia who has flunked out of the police academy. Gavel’s problem? Simply, he’s too nice. 7News says it turns out Gavel likes people so much, the trainers were concerned he wouldn’t have what it takes to take down the bad guys. Quite a beginning for Gavel who

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Sweet Payback For Inmates On Work Crew Who Saved Guard’s Life After Heart Attack

A group of inmates on a work crew in Georgia saw an incredible opportunity appear as they cleaned up a cemetery in Polk County. The lone guard who was supervising them fell over with a heart attack. You might think it was there opportunity to escape. After all, there was just them, the fallen guard and the open road. Instead, 11Alive.com says these six inmates banded together to save the man’s life. Instead of taking off or doing further harm

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Tear-Inspiring Reason Fourth Grade Teacher Ditched Books And Traditional Lessons

This one here is about so much more than 1,000 origami cranes. It’s a master class in storytelling. In teaching. In compassion. How one teacher, Kristen Rafferty, led her fourth graders at Carondelet Catholic School to care and hold space for their friend, Owen Guertin, as he faced a massive health crisis. All I can say is get ready for your eyes to leak. A lot. Here’s the master storyteller, Boyd Huppert from KARE in Minneapolis. What a beautiful story

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Jewish Nurse Breastfeeds Palestinian Baby After Mother Hurt In Car Crash And He Won’t Take A Bottle

Is there anything more beautiful than a photo of a mother as she breastfeeds a child? It happens millions of times a day around the world. One photo is making folks stop and breathe in something even more beautiful. It’s a shot of a mother feeding a child who is not her own. The Daily Mail reports Ula Ostrowski-Zak is a nurse at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Ein Kerem in central Israel. A Palestinian family was brought there after their

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NYC Subway Riders Host Impromptu Graduation Ceremony For Student Stuck On Delayed Train

There’s no telling what you’ll see when riding the subway in New York City. Include in the list of possibilities a graduation ceremony. An impromptu, makeshift one at that, thanks to the kindness of strangers. NYMag.com reports that nursing student Jerich Marco Alcantara certainly gave himself enough time last week to make it to his graduation ceremony at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. Three hours, in fact. But when the subway train he was riding in became stuck, he starting getting

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New York Restaurant Only Hires Immigrant Grandmothers To Cook Their Food

There’s nothing like the taste of grandmothers cooking. One restaurant in Staten Island, New York knows that. The Daily Mail reports Enoteca Maria owner Joe Scaravalla has employed more than 40 grandmothers (and one grandfather) from across the globe. The restaurant has two kitchens. One has nonnas that are always making Italian food. The other has a rotating list of nonnas from around the world. Algeria, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka, Greece, Turkey. Those are just some of the countries and

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Paramedic Helps Teen Tie His Tie Before Prom

Chances are they didn’t cover this in paramedic training. That didn’t stop one kind man from helping out a teenager in Pennsylvania. Jared Bryer’s partner caught the moment in a photo and posted it on Facebook. Mary Terrinoni explains how she and Bryer were in their truck when the high schooler came up and asked for help. She told Fox5, “He was getting ready for his high school prom and didn’t know how to tie his tie,” Terrinoni said. “My heart was pretty

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