July 28, 2015

Liebe Freunde,bitte lasst euch vom Titel der Decca-CD „Jonas Kaufmann – The Age of Puccini“ nicht täuschen! Diese…

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Joyce & Tony – Live at the Wigmore Hall, CD, amazon.co.uk

Joyce & Tony: Live from Wigmore Hall, CD, amazon.com

George Gagnidze and Zeljko Lucic will share the title role of Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Met this fall, replacing Simon Keenlyside, who is taking a necessary period of vocal rest for much of the year and temporarily removing the role of Rigoletto from his repertoire. Gagnidze will sing the first seven performances of the opera, while Lucic—already scheduled to sing the December performances of the run—will also sing Rigoletto on November 13, 16, and 19.” So says the Met’s press office, as reported by Parterre.com

Cosmic Disclosure

First two episodes of Cosmic Disclosure are now FREE on Gaiam TV!

Gaiam TV just launched one of its most exciting new original series, and they are offering the first two episodes for free!

Cosmic Disclosure, starring David Wilcock and Corey Goode, takes us on a revealing journey through Goode’s experience in, and involvement with, a 20-year Secret Space Program. This type of content has never before been exposed to the masses, and is already going viral!

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The Speechwriter

The Speechwriter: A Brief Education in Politics, Kindle edition, amazon.com

Barton Swaim was struggling to find an academic job—he’d recently received a PhD in English—when he sent his resume to Mark Sanford, the conservative and controversial governor of South Carolina. He thought he could improve the governor’s writing and speeches.

On the surface, this is the story of Sanford’s rise and fall. But it’s really an account of what happens when a band of believers attach themselves to an ambitious narcissist. Everyone knows this kind of politician—a charismatic maverick who goes up against the system and its ways, but thinks he doesn’t have to live by the rules. Swaim describes what makes people invest in their leaders, how those leaders do provide moments of inspiration, and then how they let them down.

The Speechwriter is a funny and candid introduction to the world of politics, where press statements are purposefully nonsensical, grammatical errors are intentional, and better copy means more words. Through his three years in the governor’s office, Swaim paints a portrait of a man so principled he’d rather sweat than use state money to pay for air conditioning, so oblivious he’d wear the same stained shirt for two weeks, so egotistical he’d belittle his staffers to make himself feel better, and so self-absorbed he never once apologized for making his administration the laughing stock of the country. In the end, it’s also an account of the very human staffers who risk a life in politics out of conviction and learn to survive a broken heart.

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