WindyCityOperaman

Dan Soda (Windy City Operaman) is a Chicago native whose first visit to opera was at age 17 and Massenet’s Werther with Troyanos and Kraus. Nothing was ever the same. Opera and concert performances, recordings and video are an obsession. He prepares Parterre Box’s daily birthday and anniversary tributes. He also enjoys concerts, live theater and movies.


Slumber party Slumber party

Happy 66th birthday actress Delta Burke.

on July 30, 2022 at 5:23 AM
‘It’ had to be you ‘It’ had to be you

Born on this day in 1905 actress Clara Bow.

on July 29, 2022 at 12:28 AM
A fat lady and a duck A fat lady and a duck

Born on this day in 1948 actress Georgia Engel.

on July 28, 2022 at 1:50 AM
My heroine My heroine

Born on this day in 1909 actress and singer Vivian Vance.

on July 26, 2022 at 4:10 PM
Up is where to grow Up is where to grow

Born on this day in 1935 actress Barbara Harris.

on July 25, 2022 at 6:00 AM
When my baby smiles at me When my baby smiles at me

Happy 71st birthday to actress, singer and icon Lynda Carter.

on July 24, 2022 at 8:00 AM
American dream American dream

Happy 62nd birthday mezzo-soprano Susan Graham.

on July 23, 2022 at 8:00 AM
Like a spring shower Like a spring shower

Born on this day in 1908 etiquette maven Amy Vanderbilt.

on July 22, 2022 at 8:00 AM
I ain’t no machine I ain’t no machine

Happy 71st birthday to Broadway goddess Lillias White.

on July 21, 2022 at 8:00 AM
You better take my advice You better take my advice

Born on this day in 1924 chanteuse Lola Albright.

on July 20, 2022 at 11:30 AM
I’m gonna miss you, baby I’m gonna miss you, baby

On this day in 1951, Dolores Gray, Bert Lahr and a flock of other talent invaded the Mark Hellinger Theatre for the revue Two on the Aisle.

on July 19, 2022 at 4:21 AM
“I will never fail” “I will never fail”

Born on this day in 1908 actress, dancer and singer Lupe Vélez.

on July 18, 2022 at 8:00 AM
I want your sax I want your sax

Born on this day in 1917 actress, comedian and voice artist Phyllis Diller.

on July 17, 2022 at 10:40 AM
Humming a different tune Humming a different tune

Born on this day in 1911 triple threat (at least) Ginger Rogers.

on July 16, 2022 at 7:12 AM
Gee but it’s nice to see you again Gee but it’s nice to see you again

Happy 76th birthday to singer and songwriter Linda Ronstadt.

on July 15, 2022 at 7:52 AM
He’ll look at me and smile He’ll look at me and smile

Born on this day in 1930 actress and singer Polly Bergen.

on July 14, 2022 at 7:00 AM
Mother, forgive the delay Mother, forgive the delay

On this day in 2010 Rialto divas Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch went into a revival of A Little Night Music at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

on July 13, 2022 at 8:36 AM
Star-surrounded, high above Star-surrounded, high above

Born on this day in 1895 soprano Kirsten Flagstad.

on July 12, 2022 at 8:24 AM
“People believe what they want to believe” “People believe what they want to believe”

Born on this day in 1931 actor Tab Hunter.

on July 11, 2022 at 4:32 AM
Tears of a clown Tears of a clown

Happy 53rd birthday tenor Jonas Kaufmann.

on July 10, 2022 at 8:50 AM
“Forever is a very long time” “Forever is a very long time”

Born on this day in 1901 authoress Barbara Cartland.

on July 09, 2022 at 8:13 AM
“Beautiful things comfort” “Beautiful things comfort”

Happy 71st birthday actress, director and producer Anjelica Huston.

on July 08, 2022 at 6:36 AM
“I was a stage-struck kid” “I was a stage-struck kid”

Born on this day in 1899 film director George Cukor.

on July 07, 2022 at 4:27 AM
Serenade Serenade

Born on this day in 1931 chanteuse and actress Della Reese.

on July 06, 2022 at 6:08 AM
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