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The Hunt for Vulcan (Thomas Levenson)

Outside of a few biology topics that related to animals, I was never much interested in science during my high school years. So I’m making more of an effort, as an adult, to expose myself to science topics. 892 more words

The thread between Gustav Holst, Sanskrit, Star Wars and Time...

We went to the Royal Albert Hall yesterday. It was the first time I had ventured to this mythical venue.

The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Ravi Shankar… just to drop a few names amongst the many great musicians who have blessed this place by their presence. 776 more words


The King Of Space

Today I’m thankful for “Jupiter” from The Planets by Gustav Holst.

The university choir I sang in collaborated with the local symphony to perform  138 more words


September 21 ~ This Day in Music History

• 1737 ~ Francis Hopkinson, American statesman, signer of the Declaration of Independence, first native-born American composer and writer

1874 ~ Gustav (Theodore) Holst, British composer and conductor… 31 more words


Tribute to Romy Schneider - who singlehandedly redeemed the Heimatfilm genre

As with my love for coffee, and my identification with the Roma community (who were my first “contact” when it came to finding people like me, because even the ones who had settled had a cultural history of belonging nowhere, and for a child it was nice to see she was not alone), I blame my mother. 777 more words

Culture & Art

Prom 14 - Season 2017

A British conductor leading a Scottish orchestra in a night of English music… doesn’t sound too bad 581 more words

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