Category Archives: Fine Art

The great singer Tony Bennett passes on at age 96

By Robert Willmann In 2018, when 91 (or 92) years young, Tony Bennett released yet another music album, Love Is Here to Stay. Singing with him is Diana Krall, who has her own music career performing known songs with jazz-like … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

By Robert Willmann Celebrated in some parts of the world, today is another positive expression from the Christian tradition, known as Saint Valentine’s Day, and is illustrated above in a drawing from 1861 in Harper’s Weekly [1].   Fondness, affection, and … Continue reading

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The beauty of Christmas through music in a concert with three tenors

By Robert Willmann A timeless concert from 1999 — The Three Tenors Christmas — with Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, and Jose Carreras. Pavarotti passed away in 2007, but left the world a better place through the gift of music.

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Bill Murray, an American genius

“It’s been 45 years since Murray first burst into the public consciousness as a cast member of Saturday Night Live and in that time the deadpan comic actor has become almost as well known for turning up in unexpected places in real … Continue reading

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Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras sing Christmas music

By Robert Willmann Music for a Blessed Christmas Without ads but less video resolution–

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Saving the Byzantine Pompeii of Thessaloníki

The following article by Alexis Georgoulis from Euronews reviews the dangers to the Late Roman and Early Byzantine (4th~9th Centuries AD) remains that were discovered in construction of the Venizelos metro station at Thessaloniki’s urban center. These are highly extensive … Continue reading

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Richard Strauss and the Survival of Western Culture

Article by Boyd D. Cathey The author uses Richard Strauss as an example of preserving the best of Western culture as he stands against “the onrushing decline of Western music and art during the first half of the twentieth century.” … Continue reading

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Open Thread – 5 April, 2021

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Dueling Banjos (Bluegrass Style)

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