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Re: John Bilezikjan

Post by Evie B » Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:39 am

Yes, Lizzie, and of course we should remember Mark Twain when a newspaper got it wrong!
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Re: John Bilezikjan

Post by lizzytysh » Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:04 am

Hi Evie ~

Was Mark the one who said,"Rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated" or was that someone else?


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Re: John Bilezikjan

Post by MaryB » Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:21 am

Lizzy,

Mark Twain did say that. It was one of the answers on today's Jeopardy 8) .

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Re: John Bilezikjan

Post by Evie B » Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:51 pm

Lizzy/Mary
Yes, apparently the New York Journal muddled him with his cousin who was either dying or dead and reported on it. Hence the quote when he responded "The report of my death is an exaggeration"
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Re: John Bilezikjan

Post by lizzytysh » Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:51 am

Hey, thanks, MaryB and Evie, for getting all that cleared up. Ironic that it was on today's Jeopardy, too, eh :lol: ?


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Re: John Bilezikjan

Post by honeyrose » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:06 pm

I also wondered why John was not on this tour. Glad to hear he is still alive and I have just looked at the Youtube clip posted which is a wonderful example of his musical skills.

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Re: John Bilezikjan

Post by AlanM » Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:34 am

I was watching a rerun of the movie "Beowulf" last night and while checking the cast list for a character, a familiar name jumped out at me.
John Bilezikjian is listed as Musician #2.
I had a look at where he would have appeared and I must say, I didn't recognise him.
Beowulf is a 2007 American motion capture computer-animated fantasy film so I suppose he was not as I would have expected.
Wikipedia does not list him either as a cast member or as a musician on the sound track. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beowulf_%282007_film%29
IMDb however does list him in the full cast and in "music department". http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0442933/ful ... t_ov_st_sm
The link from his name leads to his personal IMDb page where other movie credits are listed.

Just a little bit of trivia that may interest some.

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Re: John Bilezikjan

Post by lizzytysh » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:00 am

That's so cool, Alan. I loved John's musicianship with Leonard.
I may check out some of those links to see what else he's done, too.
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Re: John Bilezikjan

Post by jarkko » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:47 am

Read about The John Bilezikjian Foundation at http://johnbilezikjianfoundation.com

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The John Bilezikjian Foundation was created to honor the lifetime achievements of John Bilezikjian in music and education, and to support those striving to continue his legacy. For fifty years, audiences have enjoyed his music, in recordings, film scores, classical concerts, and personal appearances. His lifelong passion and dedication to music has entertained and inspired thousands.

A benefit concert, “The Magic of John Bilezikjian”, kicked-off the creation of the John Bilezikjian Foundation. Music lovers had the chance to hear John Bilezikjian live in concert at the La Mirada Theatre and Performing Arts Center on August 21, 2011.

In our commitment to further John’s legacy, we are undertaking several projects and events. Some projects include a “Kef” Dance, Song Book and Autobiography by John Bilezikjian.
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