Category Archives: Music

The Lion in Winter, a movie review

There’s a tradition in my house and in my younger brother’s as well.  At some point, at least one point, during the holiday season, we watch The Lion in Winter (1968) — Christmas, 1183, at home in Chinon with Henry I, … Continue reading

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Beautiful Concert in a Beautiful Church

Last night I had the privilege to attend a presentation of Handel’s Messiah that included several choirs under the leadership of maestro Uwe Lieflander, including one choir that two sons of a friend of mine were singing in, the Sparrows. … Continue reading

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If I Could Save Time In A Blog Bottle

Originally posted on yadadarcyyada:
There never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do, but there might be, if I stopped blogging… But I like blogging… Yet it’s time-consuming… Once you’ve let that blogging genie…

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Swing Kids, a classic movie review

Right about now, you might be asking yourself how I define a classic movie.  Fair enough.  First, it doesn’t have to be a really old movie, although I was surprised to see that this movie was made in 1993 which … Continue reading

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Boychoir, a movie review

I don’t think you have to love highbrow or old church music to enjoy this film, but it probably helps.  Despite the fine acting and filming, it’s the music above all else that keeps you spellbound from start to finish. … Continue reading

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The Color Purple, a movie review

Well, if you thought the book by Alice Walker was amazing, you must see the movie.  Spielberg has taken the heart of the story and made it into a stunning and sensitive triumph.  While it is not scene for scene … Continue reading

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Beautiful Music, Beautiful Words

I was reading a post today on a blog called Smorgasbord — Variety is the Spice of Life and Sally was writing about a jazz series and talking about the music of Roberta Flack and that of William Price King.  About … Continue reading

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