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December 27, 1927 – The Musical “Show Boat” Opened in New York City

The Jerome Kern (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics) musical, Show Boat, opened on this day in 1927 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. It was inspired by the novel of the same name written by Edna Ferber … Continue reading

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Sunday Treat – Waltzing Matilda

An odd resource of which you may not be aware is a wonderful database of lyrics located at – of all places – the website of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) which is part of the National … Continue reading

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Sunday Treat: Paint-On-Glass Animation of Hemingway’s “The Old Man and The Sea”

This short film from 1999 won not only the Oscar in 2000 but eleven other awards from around the world. It is the most beautiful film visually that I have ever seen. The director, Aleksandr Petrov, and his son Dmitri, … Continue reading

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