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Wretched Richard's Almanac: I Loves You, Porgy

September 2, 1935

“I think the music is so marvelous, I don’t believe I wrote it,” said George Gershwin as he signed his name to the 700-page completed orchestral score of the opera, … 356 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Time Does Not Bring Relief

Operatic delivery of Time Does Not Bring Relief, a featured performance from the Lincoln Center.

Poetry In Motion

Sadaharu Aoki P√Ętisserie

Each year, I wait with giddy anticipation for the summer months to arrive, during which time we can finally forgo the obscene number of layers of clothes and parkas for dainty sundresses and sandals. 584 more words


Crash landing

After a brief three weeks in the UK I’m back in Italy, more specifically Treviso. A little over a week ago I hauled more than half my body weight across Rome (leaving me with a beautiful set of purple case-corner bruises), moved my life into a room and dashed to catch a train halfway up the country.¬† 740 more words

Dream Pantomime

Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel

Judith Blegen & Frederica von Stade
Metropolitan Opera, 1982

What Happened on September 1st - P.T. Barnum Brings Jenny Lind to New York

Known for a more coarser form of entertainment such as a circus, Siamese twins and various human oddities such as “Zip the Pinhead” and “Man-monkey”, P.T. 486 more words