Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Diva Hildegard Behrens Rest in Peace

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I am deeply saddened to have just learned that the great German soprano, Hildegard Behrens, passed away unexpectedly today in Japan at the far-too-young age of 72. Mme. Behrens was, according to the AP report this evening, traveling to Tokyo to prepare for two recital programs, when she "felt unwell" and "died of an apparent aneurysm."

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Congratulations Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

What a wonderful post-birthday present to President Barack Obama, pre-birthday present for me, and a truly special gift to the United States. All the luck in the world to you, Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Read the news story (from MSNBC).