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September 25, 2016 ~ Today in Music History

1683 ~ Jean-Philippe Rameau, French composer, theorist and organist
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1906 ~ Dmitri Shostakovich, Soviet composer
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Grammy winner… 405 more words


Significant Songs (122)

I’ll Be Seeing You

I’m a sucker for certain sentimental songs. If I hear ‘We’ll Gather Lilacs’, I can feel a tightness in my chest. Play me Al Bowlly singing ‘The Very Thought Of You’, and you will see me drift off into a reverie. 428 more words

Nostalgia And Reflections


Como a cualquier joven adolescente en edad de brotar vello, nos interesaba el sexo, el erotismo y sus posibilidades, y todo ello estaba por descubrir. Sin embargo se empezaba a conocer una enfermedad que se llamaba… 272 more words


Thanks for the Memories, Riviera Hotel and Summit Inn

It’s ironic that just one day after the last tower of the Riviera Hotel was imploded, the Summit Inn burned to the ground.

The Riviera was the ninth casino and the first high-rise to be built on the Las Vegas Strip. 223 more words

Editor's Journal

The Artificial and the Natural

Playing the oboe is difficult. It’s a woodwind instrument topped with a double reed made of cane, wire, cord, cork, nail varnish, beeswax and brass. When the reed is working well the oboe makes a beguiling and plaintive sound (think of the solo from Swan Lake or at the start of the slow movement of Brahms’ Violin Concerto).  930 more words