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Tonight: Last Chance for the KOB's Hoffmann

Barrie Kosky’s impressive production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann, which opened the 2015-6 season, is returning tonight for one last hurrah during the ongoing Komische Oper Festival. 179 more words

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Sentimental Sunday -Grandma Hoffmann

Grandma Velma Marie (Swing) Hoffmann died nine years ago today at the age of ninety. Even after nearly a decade, she continues to play a role in the lives of those of us who knew her, sometimes quite literally, as on one Thanksgiving when, reaching to pull rolls out of the oven in preparation for sitting down at the dining room table spread with her dishes, I could inexplicably detect her scent. 742 more words

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A Prolific Father

On this day, June 23, in 1864, as the Civil War was getting close to its end, Johann Gottfried Hemmann died.  He was one of the most productive fathers in the history of Perry County, Missouri. 201 more words

BERNILE

In questo triste giorno che i ladri , i corrotti ed i codardi chiamano “Liberazione” dal NaziFascismo, voglio scrivere di Bernile… 455 more words

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Hoffmann !!...???...?!... c'est etrange... c'est ici!

Ultima lucrare semnata de Jacques Offenbach, Povestirile lui Hoffmann, ramasa neterminata la moartea compozitorului si cunoscand peste 4 variante pastrate in timp, este una dintre cele mai pline de fantezie lumi muzicale incadrata vreodata in genul “opera”…Spun lume muzicala, pentru ca nu se multumeste a fi doar o reprezentare sonora a unui crampei din realitatea de zi cu zi a poetului Hoffmann, ci aduna deopotriva fantasmele si trairile sale, adesea halucinante sau parand decupate de-a dreptul din lumea visului, traite cu intensitatea starii de veghe de un spirit tulburat de esentele tari ale vietii, ale artei. 191 more words

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