The Barber of Seville‘s Disastrous Debut (1816) The Barber of Seville The Barber of Seville, or The Futile Precaution (Italian: Il barbiere di Siviglia, ossia L’inutile precauzione) is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini. The libretto was based on Pierre Beaumarchais’s French comedy Le Barbier […]
January 1912 That Girl Quartet Make Me Love You Like I Never Loved Before Written by Fred Fisher & Alfred Bryan Best seller Arthur Collins – The Oceana Roll The composing team of Fred Fisher & Alfred Bryan who had succeeded with two versions of Come Josephine In My Flying Machine the previous year, hit […]
George Julian Harney was a central figure in London’s Chartist movement, as well as playing a significant part nationally, and became an early socialist. The following text gives a brief account of his life, concentrating on his Chartist days. Deptford’s Red Republican: George Julian Harney, 1817-1897 By Terry Liddle As well as being dedicated to […]
January 1911 Billy Murray & American Quartet Play That Barber Shop Chord Written by Lewis F Muir & William Tracey Best seller Bert Williams – Play That Barber Shop Chord Just for once, Billy Murray was not the most successful recording artist of a song as he, together with the American Quartet singing Play That […]
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is hilarious, clever fun for all ages, with its humour mostly pitched directly at adults amidst an intelligent storyline. Post first movie (and The Lego Batman Movie) the Lego world deals with the ramifications of the Duplo invasion, with Emmett (Chris Pratt) the only idiot putting a brave face on […]
Erlene asked for this hymn to start our day–Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand, sung by the congregation and choir at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. If you’re new to this blog, we like to start the day with a hymn and we especially like to take reader requests. So if you’ve got a favorite hymn […]
Combining inspiration from his background in opera singing, as well as his passion for R&B, Shy Lennox delivers fresh and comforting tracks which sound personal even from the first listen. Currently based in Milan, the Virginia-raised singer spoke to me about what goes into the creation of his personal sound, his brand new music video […]
You guys! Guess what – another rainy Saturday in Pittsburgh – surprise! But guess what else? Olivia and Tyler had an incredibly beautiful wedding day, regardless of our ever-drizzly city! Olivia was a stunning bride who literally looked like royalty; her dress suited her style and wedding day so perfectly. The headpiece that Olivia wore […]
Some More Lovin’ with a Blast from the Past…
Ken Jorgenson returns to Pine Island to stay with an old flame Sylvia and her family. Their teenage children fall in love, and Ken and Sylvia rekindle their relationship.
I love group numbers in musicals! In this post, I go over some of my favorites!
January 1911 Bert Williams Play That Barber Shop Chord Written by Lewis F Muir & William Tracey Play That Barber Shop Chord was the song at no.1 and no.2 in January 1911 and the version that came out on top was the one by Bert Williams who had his fifth no.1 overall and his first […]
This Scottish celebration had a colourful Summer theme in Autumn! Emma tells us all about her gorgeous Aberdeenshire wedding… What dress did you wear? “I purchased a Pronovias gown from Midnight Elegance in Inverurie. I was adamant I didn’t want a veil but when the shop owner tried one on me I had the crying […]