Category Archives: Music

Superb Cinema: Midnight in Paris

Man Ray: A man in love with a woman from a different era. I see a photograph! Luis Buñuel: I see a film! Gil: I see insurmountable problem! Salvador Dalí: I see rhinoceros! ~Tom Cordier as Man Ray, Adrien de Van as Luis … Continue reading

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Charming Gentleman: Cole Porter

“In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking but now, God knows, anything goes.” ~Cole Porter Cole Porter (1891-1964) was born June 9, 1891, in Peru, Indiana to the pharmacist Samuel Fenwick Porter and Kate Cole. … Continue reading

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Amazing Arts: The San Francisco Opera

“An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I’ve left the opera house.” … Continue reading

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Creepy Culture: The Phantom of the Opera

Lot 666 then, ladies and gentlemen: a chandelier, in pieces. Some of you may recall the strange affair of the Phantom of the Opera, a mystery never fully explained. Our workshops have repaired it and wired parts for the new … Continue reading

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Viva la Famiglia: Sinatra Sundays

“All great change in America begins at the dinner table.” ~President Ronald Reagan Every Sunday at my father’s house, we have what we like to call Sinatra Sundays. Whoever is there out of the 5 of us children; if my … Continue reading

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