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Cold as ice

Cold as ice

Cold as ice “Thousands of years ago, people in the Persian Empire put snow in a bowl, poured concentrated grape-juice over it, and ate it as a treat. Even when the weather was hot, they would savor this sweet treat. Their trick? They placed snow in underground chambers known as yakchal where the temperatures kept the snow from melting. The Persians also hiked to the mountain tops by their summer capital to gather snowfall.” Happy ... Read More »

No one can ever say I didn’t sing

No one can ever say I didn’t sing

No one can ever say I didn’t sing Born on this day in 1868 soprano Florence Foster Jenkins. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAhQPky4iB4 On this day in 1951, Two on the Aisle—starring Bert Lahr and Dolores Gray—opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatre. With sketches and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Jule Styne, the revue ran 276 performances. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=858ZZjAcxKs Source: Music-2 No one can ever say I didn’t sing Read More »

Wheeling: Summer of 1914

Wheeling: Summer of 1914

Wheeling: Summer of 1914 Born on this day in 1914 soprano Eleanor Steber. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPc7WJYNfBY Happy 59th birthday soprano Dawn Upshaw. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nUk6djiKFE Happy 84th birthday Professor Peter Schickele. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=68_j6yU4Whg Born on this day in 1948 director Luc Bondy. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=45bdBpwtzhg Source: Music-2 Wheeling: Summer of 1914 Read More »

“Rhythm is born in all of us”

“Rhythm is born in all of us”

“Rhythm is born in all of us” Born on this day in 1911 actress, dancer and singer Ginger Rogers. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ad7yLt0U79c On this day in 1782 Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail premiered in Vienna. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPrcZjrgcgs Happy 63rd birthday playwright Tony Kushner. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8VMwJ-s6-o Source: Music-2 “Rhythm is born in all of us” Read More »

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