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Thielemann's Bayreuth Ring

The Bayreuth Festival season is approaching, so I dug up an old review (published on of Christian Thielemann’s Bayreuth Ring from 2008, which originally came out on Opus Arte: 99 mots de plus


I hate South Carolina Nazis!

The Sousaphone as a protest tool? Hell yeah! The Charleston City Paper has the story.

That man was Matt Buck, a Columbia resident who studied tuba performance at the University of South Carolina and who just happened to have a sousaphone — essentially a marching tuba — on hand as the flags started flying.

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Hailer Artefacts - Holding Pieces Of Family History Because I Asked

Jacob Hailer was a true pioneer of Waterloo County in Upper Canada (now Ontario).

A variety of records show that a 24-year old Jacob (also known as Johann Jacob Hailer) left his native Germany and arrived at Baltimore, Maryland in the United States on October 1, 1829. 599 mots de plus


Holiday Reading

I’ve just come back from a short break to Bayreuth in Bavaria.  Bayreuth is, of course, an important pilgrimage centre for Wagner fans (of which I’m not really one), and the main focus of our visit was a performance of… 265 mots de plus

Murder Mysteries