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Cinco De Mayo

on May 04, 1999

What's it all about? The origination for Cinco De Mayo, The Fifth Of May, commemorates the defeat of the French army by the Mexicans at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. During this period Mexico had accumulated heavy debts to several nations, including Spain, England and France, who were demanding payment. When Mexico finally stopped making any payment, France, eager to add to its empire, decided to establish its own leadership in Mexico by installing Napoleon's relative, Archduke Maximillian, as ruler of Mexico. France invaded the Gulf coast of Mexico and began to march towards Mexico City.

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Ziggy Gets Top Honors In Israel

on May 04, 1999

Just after the The Recording Academy's election of "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" to it's Hall of Fame, here comes another honor for Ziggy.

In a recent article in Israeli newspaper Yediot Achronot,"The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" ranked number 1 in the "100 Best Albums of All Time" listing.

Here is the translation from Hebrew, sent by Cat.

'Hunky Dory' before it, and 'Aladdin Sane' after it are huge albums, but in'Ziggy', Bowie reached a peak only few artists attain.

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Special Announcement: Chat With Floria Sigismondi

on May 03, 1999

BowieNet is pleased to announce that Floria Sigismondi, Canadian music video director and photographer will be our next chat guest on Monday, May 10th at 4 PM EST



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Floria Sigismondi recently released a photography book entitled
"Redemption". It features stills fromsome of her famous videos, including photos from David's videos Dead Man Walking and Little Wonder Video.

Please log into the #ChatGuest room for this chat event. See you there.

If you have any questions you would like to ask before the live chat, you can e-mail your Floria Sigismondi questions to info@davidbowie.com. We will

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