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A Parade in Town...gone, but never truly gone.

It’s been a few days since Elaine Stritch died at 89 in Michigan. I suppose now is the time to write about it. The old question people my parents’ age and older are asked is, “Where were you when you found out John F. 682 more words


Prefab Sprout, When Love Breaks Down (1984)

Artist: Prefab Sprout
Title: When Love Breaks Down
Description: single; album track, Steve McQueen
Label: Kitchenware
Release date: 1984, 1985
First heard: 1984

I’m not even sure why, but it was a standing joke that Prefab Sprout, critical darlings clearly capable of mainstream commercial embrace, kept on re-releasing… 849 more words

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NEW! HotSpotlight, the Puccini's Chronicles arts podcast

The power that is at Puccini’s Chronicles would like to announce that the team (i.e. me) is working on a weekly NYC arts podcast to supplement the usual articles and topical discussions. 80 more words


Last night, my friend Jory and I went to see Theatre 20‘s production of Company by Sondheim.  I loved it!  I’d never seen a live production of the show before and the cast line-up was so incredible, I could not miss it and they did not disappoint.   16 more words


Puccini's Chronicles JULY

Good evening! After doing a little intel, I’ve decided that July’s theme will be…HOLLYWOOD. We’ll be bringing you articles and topics all about music-heavy films, movie musicals, composer biopics, and more crossover moments than you can shake a baton at. 126 more words


I’m in a bloggy mood today.  Probably because I read others and then I want to join in.

My office is having a World Cup pizza party right now.   45 more words


The Irony of Censoring our Fairytales

Yeah, this: 


Loving the part at the end where Mr. Sondheim says that A) Censorship is just part of our “puritanical ethics” and B) We have to live with that reality if we wanna sell our stuff.  288 more words