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KNOXVILLE: SUMMER OF 1915 PART 2

TWO AMERICAN cultural heroes, author James Agee and composer Samuel Barber, and their Knoxville: Summer of 1915 were celebrated yesterday in Part 1. Today, we continue with Chris Myers’ notes … Continue reading

May 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

KNOXVILLE: SUMMER OF 1915 PART 1

THERE’S A GENTLE affirmation of life in Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, a piece for voice and orchestra that this composer called a “lyric rhapsody.” Lyrics of this 1947 … Continue reading

May 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

CELEBRATING PEGGY WEBBER

WHAT DOES JOE FRIDAY’S mother have in common with Orson Welles’ Lady Macduff? They were portrayed by the same talented actress, Peggy Webber. What’s more, she’s founder and continues to … Continue reading

May 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

MOVING THE WATER FOR FUN AND PROFIT PART 2

THIS ALL started yesterday with my watching the Jack Nicholson/Faye Dunaway movie Chinatown and Wife Dottie’s photo of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Here in Part 2, we’ll see whether the flick … Continue reading

May 9, 2019 · 4 Comments

TRUCK DRIVERS’ DESK SET PART 2

YESTERDAY IN Part 1, we considered a link between drivers of diesel rigs at the modern Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and a 62-year-old Katharine Hepburn/Spencer Tracy comedy. … Continue reading

May 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

TRUCK DRIVERS’ DESK SET PART 1

IN A RATHER indirect way, today’s truck drivers’ dilemma with automation appeared in the silver screen 62 years ago in the Katharine Hepburn/Spencer Tracy movie Desk Set. There’s even a … Continue reading

May 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

POP OUT-OF-THE-BOX IS TOPS!

PACIFIC OPERA PROJECT is a Southern California opera company known for its innovative productions. POP is faithful to opera tradition, but with out-of-the-box thinking that delights and enhances this classical … Continue reading

May 3, 2019 · Leave a comment