Archive for January, 2007

Yes, I have taken the plunge, and am now into Harry Potter fanart (Lord, help us all), even to the point of setting up a page at for my new hobby.

For me, January is one of the dullest months of the year music-wise. The great and austere world of the fine arts is in that peculiar span of time just after Christmas/New Year’s and before things start revving up again in February and March to the crescendo that, for me at least, will not [...]

iPhone - all it’s cracked up to be?

Well, it’s happened at long last: Apple has announced its long-awaited cell-phone/video iPod/internet device, and the buzz has been huge. But is this new-fangled piece of technology the new revolution in communications Steve Jobs has so eloquently claimed?
Here is an interesting article rebutting the iPhone chatter of this past week, in which the point [...]

Commissioned by NBC and written by Gian-Carlo Menotti, the one-act operetta Amahl and the Night Visitors is a Christmas classic - a staple of the season along with It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story. And for the first time in many, many years, it will be produced at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church.
Set [...]