TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PLAYS “APPALACHIAN SPRING”

Toronto Symphony Plays Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring From Their Homes Leave it up to musicians to find a way to keep the music going. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra Principal double bass, Jeff Beecher has corralled musicians from the orchestra to perform Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring from their homes. Each played their part, with Beecher editing … Continue reading TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PLAYS “APPALACHIAN SPRING”

IS LISTENING TO AUDIOBOOKS THE SAME AS READING? – Marilyn Armstrong

Responding to: Open Book Blog Hop – Are audiobooks considered reading? I got addicted to audiobooks while I was commuting to work. There were periods when I was driving as much as 5 hours a day -- just to get back and forth to work. Living in Massachusetts, even when the distances aren't huge, the traffic … Continue reading IS LISTENING TO AUDIOBOOKS THE SAME AS READING? – Marilyn Armstrong

SIGNS OF OUR TIMES AND FAREWELL MY LOVELY – GARRY ARMSTRONG

Last night, I was gritting my teeth over the Senate Impeachment travesty and another household repair issue. The tank on the toilet in our primary bathroom cracked just hours after Marilyn had workers back to redo problems on our new shower. All this while we're figuring out how to pay for a newer version of … Continue reading SIGNS OF OUR TIMES AND FAREWELL MY LOVELY – GARRY ARMSTRONG

ASTRALLY SWINGING ON A STAR – Marilyn Armstrong

RDP Monday: ASTRAL I started reading the news this morning and it was so depressing, I decided to skip it and go straight to music. Swinging on a start sounds like a good choice, don't you think? This is the Frank Sinatra version. It was the best reproduction I could find. It's a cheerful song. … Continue reading ASTRALLY SWINGING ON A STAR – Marilyn Armstrong

FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE – BY ELLIN CURLEY

In 1987 I saw a play at the Manhattan Theater Club in New York City that stayed with me for over 30 years. It affected me so deeply that when it returned to Broadway this year, I felt compelled to see it again. It was called Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, was … Continue reading FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE – BY ELLIN CURLEY

TEA AND EMPATHY WITH THE MEN OF SHARON – Garry Armstrong

One of the perks of being a retired TV news reporter are invitations for speaking to various groups, small and large. I enjoy them. It gets me "out" and I meet new and old friends. I must admit these invites do wonders for my ego. As Marilyn frequently says, "Garry never met a mic or … Continue reading TEA AND EMPATHY WITH THE MEN OF SHARON – Garry Armstrong