Tag Archives: Music

Time to Investigate Trump & Putin

Growing up in the early 1960’s I heard about the Russians. I heard about the space race and Sputnik, and remember seeing Khrushchev on television. I remember hearing how we were supposed to be afraid of the Russians, though I … Continue reading

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Cleaning Out: Goodbye Cello, Sax & Oboe

“Do you think you’ll want your cello?” I asked my son many months ago. Apartment living, graduate school, working and four small children didn’t allow much space or time for music. The local high school happily accepted my donation. I … Continue reading

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High School Musicals: Remembering the Lyrics

This week I visited my parents in CT and attended my niece Dasha’s high school musical performance of Cinderella, where she played the Fairy Godmother. Seeing my brother earlier in the day, I asked him if he was excited and … Continue reading

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An Afternoon at the Opera… in HD

When my mother drove my siblings and me to our various lessons and appointments after school, she’d have the car radio tuned to the classical station. (There was only one.) Often, we’d listen to opera, and she would sing along. … Continue reading

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Holiday Tidings

Given current events, I’m finding myself looking for meaning this holiday season. We met up with some friends at the New York Botanical Garden’s  annual train show, a spectacle like no other, that portrays the architecture of New York landmarks … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan & Harper Lee: Forever Young

One usually doesn’t include Bob Dylan and Harper Lee in the same sentence. This week, however, the two icons made news, capturing the attention of fans and pundits. First, Dylan, 73, released his latest album, Shadows in the Night,  a collection … Continue reading

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Singing “The Star Spangled Banner” Do you or not?

The musicians entered, taking their places, standing behind music stands. The conductor, long and lean Italian Gianandrea Noseda, strutted in, raised his baton and cued the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, on tour in the US, to play the “Star Spangled Banner.” … Continue reading

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