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October 2016 goodies

Thin Lizzy - Dublin (BBC Spoken Session)

Lyrics & Information Found this on a trawl through my music archives. Pretty sure it's from something Phil did with the BBC. It's a very tender recital of hi...

Honeyberry gin made with superfruits is now a thing and we can't wait to try it

Honeyberry gin is being brewed in Scotland and has added health benefits, made with superberries.

Why I left the cult

Maybe it’s pointless writing to you, and I guess I am not expecting a response. I am writing because I feel a certain sense of duty. After all I come from you, so maybe, maybe some of you might listen to me, might get curious, take a risk and entertain what is currently unthinkable to you.

Winter Warmer Festival 2016

We’re thrilled to announce Ó Bhéal’s fourth Winter Warmer festival weekend. Over 22 poets will read/perform over two days. The programme will also feature a selection of films from the Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film competition, Poetry in Performance Art and a closed-mic set for ten local poets.

Percy French, 1854 -- 1920, with Brendan O'Dowda

Brendan O'Dowda profiling the life of Percy French, 1854 -- 1920, from his art-work, poems and most of all the songs Percy French had written. Also the wonde...

Grace Slick

Grace Barnett Slick (born October 30, 1939)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, musician, artist, and former model, widely known in rock and roll history for her role in San Francisco's burgeoning psychedelic music scene in the mid-1960s.

Schubert - Winterreise | Jonas Kaufmann

Franz Schubert - Winterreise, song cycle for voice & piano, D. 911 (Op. 89), 1827. Poems by Wilhelm Müller. Jonas Kaufmann, tenor and Helmut Deutsch, klavier...

Schubert · Winterreise · Fischer Dieskau · Brendel Subtitles Spanish and Bulgarian

Schubert Fischer Dieskau - one of the greatets singers in the world. Accompaniment - one of the greatest pianist in the world - Alfred Brendel The bulgarian ...

Robert Schumann - Dichterliebe, Op. 48 Pt 1-4 Fischer-Dieskau Salzburg 1956

I received a kind request (thank you!) to upload some of this performance of Dichterliebe and decided that this would be a perfect presentation to honor Fisc...

Mary Noonan on Writing Poetry

The complete online writing magazine

The Gregory O’Donoghue Poetry Prize

The complete online writing magazine

Violin Concerto No. 1 (Bruch)

Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26, is one of the most popular violin concertos in the repertoire. It continues to be performed and recorded by many violinists and is Bruch's most famous composition.[1]

Move Over Pi Day. Hamilton Day, on Oct. 16, Is a Better Mathematical Holiday

Lists of math holidays invariably omit a worthy one. Observed in Ireland every Oct. 16, Hamilton Day commemorates—no, not a bastard, orphan, son of a w ...

How Twitter Transformed My Life in 140 Characters | Samantha Kelly | TEDxOmagh

Listen to the entertaining and downright lovely Samantha Kelly aka The Tweeting Goddess talk about how twitter transformed here life, in a little bit more th...

How one company is defying Italy’s opera curse

While other opera houses stumble, Turin's Teatro Regio is blossoming

marketing opera huff

Some people say opera is dying. Others say it's experiencing a kind of rebirth. I'm in the latter camp, as I mentioned in my most recent articles about t...

marketing opera huff

Some people say opera is dying. Others say it's experiencing a kind of rebirth. I'm in the latter camp, as I mentioned in my most recent articles about t...

Remarks by the President and the First Lady at Poetry Workshop with Elizabeth Alexander

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  (Applause.)  Everybody, please have a seat.  Well, first of all, let me thank Madeleine for the wonderful introduction.  And Madeleine is going to be going to Princeton next year, so -- (applause) -- so her and Michelle were exchanging how special they were, backstage.  (Laughter.)  And you know, “President” is a cool title, but “former teen poet” -- (laughter) -- that is a pretty good title as well.  And I’m proud to be both.  I have to say my poems are not as good as yours, Madeleine.  I was going to recite some poetry, but Michelle said no.  (Laughter.)  She said, don't do that.  (Laughter.) 

Joyce DiDonato: how I found harmony in music of war and peace

The horror of last November’s Paris attacks impelled a last-minute change of plan for my latest recording project, and the opportunity to ponder the very nature of peace

WikiLeaks at the Opera: What Chelsea Manning-inspired music says about government secrets

L.A. Opera’s Off Grand series opens with USC composer Ted Hearne’s “The Source,” which uses the Chelsea Manning WikiLeaks case to ask: How should our government act in the Information Age?

Las mejores mezzosopranos de la actualidad: descúbrelas aquí!! - Opera World

Opera World hace una selección de las mejores mejores mezzosopranos de la actualidad de una cuerda que está de moda.

Gregs Background

3 Decades, 34 Industries, 3 Books

Greg Dickson: Author, Coach and Entrepreneur

10 Extremely Precise Words for Emotions You Didn’t Even Know You Had

Are you feeling awumbuk, that emptiness after a guest leaves? Or are you in the grips of torschlusspanik, the jitters elicited by a looming deadline?

10 Learnings from 10 Years of Brain Pickings

Fluid reflections on keeping a solid center.