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Meet Ms. Senior America 2017: Showcasing the Age Of Elegance

Posted by Ruby Cemental on November 28, 2017

You have undoubtedly heard of the "golden years." But what is the "age of elegance"? That is how the Ms. Senior America Pageant appropriately refers to their participants. Here is what we know about the pageant itself and the 2017 winner.

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Colonel (Harland) Sanders: Perseverance Defined

Posted by Ruby Cemental on December 29, 2015

Life wasn't always easy and lucrative for Colonel (Harland) Sanders. The late, multi-million dollar founder of the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant chain is known for his "secret recipe" chicken, but perhaps his most beneficial attribute was perseverance.

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Frank Gehry: Complex and Imaginative

Posted by Ruby Cemental on December 22, 2015

Architecture is complex, and, often, so are the architects that create it. Frank Gehry, the Canadian-American postmodern architect, is no exception.

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Ellsworth Kelly's Impact on Creative Expression

Posted by Ruby Cemental on December 15, 2015

The famous American artist Ellsworth Kelly is an inspiration to adults and seniors across the globe. Even in his 90s, he still continues to work in a 20,000 square foot studio in Spencertown, New York. Since childhood, he had a passion for creativity. Throughout his life, he has continued to evolve as an artist. He is proof that creativity and imagination aren't stifled by age. Kelly is considered an influential force in post-war art. He is famous for his bright and colorful paintings, sculptors and prints. His is hailed as a pioneer in American abstraction. When it comes to art and expression, age is simply just a number. 

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Carmen Herrera: Never Scared

Posted by Ruby Cemental on December 8, 2015

One doesn't get to be 100 years old by living a life of fear. Carmen Herrera, an Cuban-American abstract/minimalist painter, knows that firsthand. Having turned 100 in May, Herrera has a fitting motto: Don't be intimidated by anything. 

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Roy Haynes: The Rhythm of a Long Life

Posted by Ruby Cemental on December 1, 2015

To happily reach the age of 90, sometimes you have to march to the beat of your own drum. To be like Roy Haynes, you have to do it literally. Haynes, known as "Snap, Crackle" to other jazz professionals, is an American jazz drummer and musical director who is among the most recorded drummers in jazz, and, without a doubt, an inspiration to musicians young and old.

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Margaret Atwood: Author and Activist

Posted by Ruby Cemental on November 24, 2015

One of the more interesting quotes to come from the great mind of Margaret Atwood is that "another belief of [hers] is that everyone else [her] age is an adult, whereas [she is] merely in disguise."  Though she holds on to a youthful disposition as she approaches the age of 76, Atwood, the award-winning Canadian novelist, poet, and environmental activist, is a voice of her generation.

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Judith Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Modern Voice for Equality

Posted by Ruby Cemental on November 17, 2015
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Tenacity in the World of Fashion: Vogue Icon Anna Wintour

Posted by Ruby Cemental on November 10, 2015

Anna Wintour is, simply put, a force in the world of fashion. Well known as the editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine and for her iconic pageboy haircut, big sunglasses, and chilly demeanor, Wintour is an inspiring senior who will not settle for second best and who knows how to get things done.

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Alton Brown—An Inspiring Celebrity Chef

Posted by Ruby Cemental on November 3, 2015

Alton Brown is an American television personality and celebrity chef best known for his appearances on the Food Network. If you're a fan of food, you've probably heard of Alton Brown. He's hosted various shows, including the hit show Good Eats. Alton Brown is truly an inspiration. The New York Times refers to him as an "intermittently charming food guru." 

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