There’s a lyric near the beginning of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Assassins” where a question is posed to John Wilkes Booth, the man most famous for killing President Abraham Lincoln. 557 more words
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If you’re thinking this story is going to be exciting, here’s a tidbit –
It isn’t. I literally just… met a guy.
I was going to a friend of a friend of a family member’s cabin for the holiday, and thank all that is holy that I decided to make an effort that day. 893 more words
Blame youtube for my obsession with this song. Even more, blame the wonderful modern phenomenon of theatre–live–to–cinema relays, or ‘recordings as if live’. I saw this musical, ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ in the cinema earlier this year, and was entranced by its simple poignancy – three friends who cannot hold onto their friendship – and how that is reflected melodically. 210 more words
It’s holiday season. On Saturday, my US friends and relations celebrated ‘Independence Day’ (July 4th) and in France les grands vacances are upon us. The next two months will see most French people taking time off and we will also celebrate… 367 more words