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Now the milkman’s on his way

Born on this day in 1896 composer Nacio Herb BrownRead more »

Wallflower at the orgy

I’ve reached one of my goals for 2017: with this week’s upload of Edgar, you can now find at least one complete performance of every opera by Giacomo Puccini on my Mixcloud site.  Bryan Hymel and Angela Meade star in the composer’s second opera in a concert performance from Frankfurt in 2014.  Read more »

I take the longest to get ready of anyone

Born on this day in 1934 actress Rue McClanahanRead more »

Frauen sind doch bessere Diplomaten

1940s German musical movie star Marika Rökk was a Russian counterspy!

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Nature abhors a vacuum

La Cieca asks the cher public to take a moment to enhance their enjoyment of parterre.com by reviewing these updates and suggestions.

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C’est la chanson des rêveurs qui s’étaient arraché le coeur

Sandrine Piau‘s lovely recital with pianist Susan Manoff at The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society on February 14 entered around the themes of sleep, dreams and waking. 

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If you don’t have it but you think you have it, then you have it

Born on this day in 1916 comedian Jackie Gleason.

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“Eurotrash” *

Born on this day in 1932 director and designer Jean-Pierre Ponnelle.

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Crazy in love

I am, perhaps instinctively, skeptical of those who commit suicide.

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Broadcast: I puritani

Javier Camarena fanboys (and others) are invited to comment on today’s Met broadcast of I puritani, which begins at 1:00 PM. 

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