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What The Mikado and public hanging have in common

 Watched much opera lately?

If the answer is a decisive NO, I wouldn’t be surprised. Opera is an entertainment – along with bull baiting, taunting the village idiot and public hanging – that has dwindled in popularity over the decades. 665 more words

Buxton Opera House

Wagner Adds Quinnipiac Transfer A.J. Sumbry

Wagner and head coach Bashir Mason have secured a commitment from Quinnipiac transfer A.J. Sumbry, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound power forward from East Windsor, N.J. 115 more words


Andrew Davis and the Verdi Requiem

It’s forty years since Sir Andrew Davis first conducted the TSO and to celebrate the fact the TSO programmed a run of Verdi Requiems with Sir Andrew conducting.   364 more words


Happy 202nd Birthday, Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner was a very German composer of operas and orchestral works. He was born in 1813 in Leipzig. Early influences were Carl Maria von Weber, Mozart, and Beethoven.  115 more words

Classical Music

Teen Arrested For Allegedly Making Bogus Bomb Threats At NYC Schools

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have arrested a 15-year-old for allegedly making bogus bomb threats at several Staten Island schools.

Investigators say the teen made at… 48 more words


Collaboration in Genealogy - An Example Of Doing It Right

While I was travelling through Scotland and Ireland, I received an email from Ancestry.com notifying me that another Ancestry member with the user name kforsman72 had sent me a message. 371 more words

Vienna: City of Culture

My first stop in Central Europe before doing the triangle that everyone does, Vienna-Budapest-Prague!

Although my knowledge about classical music and classy stuff like that is embarassingly little, I have still enjoyed myself thus far! 1,127 more words