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"Dress Rehearsal for the Ballet(?)," Edgar Degas, circa 1873

I am a little unsure of the title for this fairly typical painting by Edgar Degas; I can’t find it featured on any English-language sites.  It is named in German as “Generalprobe des Balletts auf der Bühne.”  (The title above is the same when plugged into Google Translate.)

this day in crime history: july 21, 1873

On this date in 1873, a group of western bank robbers known as the James-Younger gang tried their hand at train robbery.  The gang sabotaged the track just outside Adair, IA and waited for the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific train’s approach.  124 more words

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Bee there or bee square.

There’s been some truly terrific new poetry published over at The Bees Are Dead; please stop by to enjoy a few dark or dystopian visions in verse. 108 more words

Verdi String Quartet in E minor

performed by the Venice Quartet, or below by the Shanghai Quartet

I’ve written a Quartet in my leisure moments in Naples. I had it performed one evening in my house, without attaching the least importance to it and without inviting anyone in particular.

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Le vendredi 13 juin 1873, les funérailles de George-Étienne Cartier -On Friday, June 13, 1873, the funeral of George-Étienne Cartier

Le vendredi 13 juin 1873, les funérailles de George-Étienne Cartier, père de la Confédération, sont célébrées à la basilique de Montréal. Le cérémonial est imposant, mais pas autant que la foule de dizaines de milliers de personnes qui assiste au cortège. 12 more words

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