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Read Lisa's May Newsletter

Click here to read Lisa’s May 2016 Newsletter which features her upcoming performance as the title role of Handel’s ALCINA with the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg in Germany and advancing into the next round of the INTERNATIONAL ÉVA MARTON SINGING COMEPETITION which will take place in Budapest in mid-September. 14 more words

Checking In Now That I've Checked Out

I feel like my new catch phrase has become “I’m done with everything! Well, mostly, but…” After eight and a half months of near-constant stress–under-eating, under-sleeping, reading hundreds of pages of articles a week, I’ve never felt happier. 676 more words


The Lake.

“This little lake is a part of my life,” writes Your Shot member Gabor Dvornik, who lives half a mile from its location on a natural reserve in Sződliget, Hungary. 118 more words

Sykes-Picot: The secret deal that changed the Middle East forever


On May 16, 1916, a secret pact carved up the floundering Ottoman Empire into spheres of British and French interest, foreshadowing the future map of the Middle East and, critics say, sowing the seeds of many of its problems a hundred years later. 774 more words

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