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Kurt Weill

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In the days when hifi stereo long playing vinyl records were the ultimate when matched with a good cartridge, tone arm, turntable, amplifier and speakers, and parallel tone arms were arguably better, the Bette Midler album simply titled Bette Midler came out in 1973 and I bought a copy from John Stagg at the Regent Arcade record shop in Adelaide.  …

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Trooping the Colour – 2018

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I had not intended to make a post about the Trooping this year, but on Saturday, 9 June, I looked at the time and noted that the Trooping the Colour event might still be taking place in London. When I checked The Telegraph (UK) online, there was an item to see the event live, so I clicked on it and …

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Trooping the Colour – 2016

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With Trooping the Colour being last Saturday, in the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, I could hardly fail to include a video of it in the year of the Queen’s 90th birthday. I’ve always enjoyed watching it over the years. In the early years of her reign the Queen rode in uniform, sidesaddle, in the parade. In later years, after the death …

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Florence Foster Jenkins – Part 2

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This is my second post about Florence Foster Jenkins.  The first can be found here.   In it I wrote that there were plans to make a movie about her life in 2015 staring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.  As it turned out, two movies inspired by her life were released in 2016.  The first was a fictional French film called Marguerite, …

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Queen Elizabeth II turns 90 – Part 3

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I had to post Part 3 after I found this video tonight. I think it’s beautiful, and it also includes Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, the mother-in-law of our own Princess Mary (who married Prince  Frederick the Crown Prince of Denmark). I like that video as it has a whole new look at many events I’ve seen before, and I like the music. …