Words and Music
Observations and opinions essayed in pursuit of a sensibly cultured life.
Monday, February 11, 2019
LEGENDARY MEZZO-SOPRANO CATHY BERBERIAN developed a program in the early 1970s that presented a song recital as it might have been performed...
Friday, February 08, 2019
Moscow on the Mohawk
From the Food Vault Dept .: I’ve been researching Russian cuisine for an upcoming dinner, which reminded me of a review visit I made in 1996...
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
AS THE YOUNG WOMAN OBSERVES, it was Cousin Need, who “read all that Truman Capote all the time,” who told her about Clotho, Lachesis, and At...
Friday, February 01, 2019
Bliss on a Bun
FIRST, A CONFESSION: I have only ordered burgers at this place. Yes, I need to try different things, and I've tasted some of the alterna...
Monday, January 28, 2019
Mark Twain and the Dead Canary
Mark Twain Dept .: Sam Clemens gave a talk in Fort Plain, NY, on December 19, 1868, part of what he termed his “American Vandals” tour, cons...
Friday, January 25, 2019
From the Vault Dept. : It now seems remarkable that we had John Cage hanging out in the area for a while, but it shouldn’t be a surprise. Ne...
Monday, January 21, 2019
Send in the Crooners
From the Vault Dept .: I discovered Rosemary Clooney during her 1977 tour with Bing Crosby, when they performed at what was then the Uris Th...
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