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Music is at once the product of feeling and knowledge

Born on this day in 1885 composer Alban BergRead more »

“Forget tomorrow. This is tonight!”

Born on this day in ? 1920 (more or less) actress Lana TurnerRead more »

No strings

On this day in 1940 Walt Disney‘s film Pinocchio premiered at the Center Theater in New York City.  Read more »

My memories burn in my head with a steady glow

On this day in 1969 Jerry Herman‘s musical Dear World opened at the Mark Hellinger Theater, to run 132 performances.

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Superbo guerrier

On this day in 1887 Verdi’s Otello premiered in Milan.

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Goodness has nothing to do with it

On this day in 1943 Bertolt Brecht’s play Der gute Mensch von Sezuan premiered in Zurich.

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A red dress to the Olympus Ball?

On this day in 1939, Bette Davis won her second Academy Award for Best Actress for Jezebel.

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Gossip is just news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress

Happy 94th birthday to the “Grand Dame of Dish,” journalist Liz Smith

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Triple threat

Happy birthday director/choreographer/librettist John De Los Santos.

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I sing each word as though it were my last on earth

Born on this day in 1921 tenor and film star Mario Lanza.

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