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Born on this day in 1797 composer Gaetano DonizettiRead more »

Back street love affairs burst into flame behind closed doors

Born on this day in 1923 actress Gloria GrahameRead more »


Today, on “Cyber Monday,” our doyenne La Cieca invites you to peruse some of the remarkable deals in electronics, books, DVDs, computers and cell phones available at  Read more »

“I don’t think you need to have a difficult childhood to be funny, but it helps”

Happy 63rd birthday cartoonist Roz Chast.

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Quarrel about what

Born on this day in 1896 composer Virgil Thomson.

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How to sing

Born on this day in 1848 soprano Lilli Lehmann.

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Wild turkey surprise

Happy Thanksgiving USA Parterrians from La Cieca (pictured, left.)

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Evil under the sun

On this day in 1898 Pietro Mascagni’s Iris premiered in Rome.

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Giorno d’orrore

Born on this day in 1694 writer and philosopher Francois-Marie Arouet (known as Voltaire.) 

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Heil sei dem Tag

On this day in 1808 Beethoven’s Fidelio premiered in Vienna. 

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