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The Red Shoes—A Great Film by the Archers
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You may have seen the 1948 classic movie, The Red Shoes; lots of people have. If not, don’t miss this movie if you care about ballet or any of the other performance arts. The Red Shoes is a British film … Continue reading

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Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann
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The Tales of Hoffmann (Les contes d’Hoffmann) is an opera composed by Jacques Offenbach (picture at left). To my thinking it’s not only his best, it’s one of the best operas ever written by anyone, a masterwork. It’s a shame … Continue reading

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