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May 16 in Music History

• 1892 ~ Richard Tauber (Ernst Seiffert), Austrian-born British tenor. He sang a wide range of music and was as equally at home in opera, notably… 383 more words



May 16th in history:

“The bells, bells, bells, bells…”

Wedding bells for author Edgar Allan Poe and his cousin, Virginia Clemm, on May 16th, 1836. Edgar was 27, Virginia was 13. 135 more words

Today In History

May 16 in history

218 – Julia Maesa, aunt of the assassinated Caracalla, was banished to her home in Syria by the self-proclaimed emperor Macrinus and declared her 14-year old grandson  770 more words



Liberace is stressed. He has a toupé. He mainly mistrusts, since he is not to trust. He requires you to change for him… 10 more words


Anatomy Of A Song: Pound Those Keys!

I was thinking of using this song for the Saluting Silly Songs feature, but even though at first blush it seems a likely candidate, I’d rather think of it as something slightly more serious than that. 359 more words



I’m not into cruise ships. A confined space, in where make life happen, for a limited amount of time. 3 weeks? How much physical contention to make you feel enclosed to claustrophobic? 223 more words


Dom Pipkin-Smokin' Boogie

The City of New Orleans is going to be 300 years old this year and tonight Pipkin acts as our guide through its musical history.  Things start with a little bit of a potted history, including how much of the city’s musical development took place in its many houses of ill-repute in the segregated district known as ‘Storyville’, a hub for prostitution, liquor and music.  414 more words