Daily Archives: August 31, 2015

China rebuilds its forgotten ‘Auschwitz’ to remember Japan’s brutality

China rebuilds its forgotten ‘Auschwitz’ to remember Japan’s brutality


Seabirds ‘blighted by plastic waste’

Seabirds ‘blighted by plastic waste’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34108017

US horror filmmaker Wes Craven dies

US horror filmmaker Wes Craven dies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34104752

Walker considers Canada border wall

Walker considers Canada border wall http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34107896

Obama renames Mount McKinley as Denali

Obama renames Mount McKinley as Denali



UK journalists arrested in Turkey

UK journalists arrested in Turkey http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-34109186

Deadly protests after Ukraine vote

Deadly protests after Ukraine vote http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34105925

Netflix dropping thousands of titles

Netflix dropping thousands of titles http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34110968

Hundreds of migrants arrive in Vienna

Hundreds of migrants arrive in Vienna http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34110406

UN confirms Palmyra temple destroyed

UN confirms Palmyra temple destroyed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34111092

Welcome to Washington | Sue in the City

Welcome to Washington | Sue in the City

Sheherazade, Ouverture de feerie (arr. for 2 pianos)

Sheherazade, Ouverture de feerie (arr. for 2 pianos)

Mozart – Piano Sonata No. 15 in F, K. 533 / K. 494

Mozart – Piano Sonata No. 15 in F, K. 533 / K. 494 

Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov: Sheherazade (Tale of Tsar Saltan, Suite for orchestra, 1-3 Op.57)

great compositions/performances: Antonin Dvorak : Serenade for String Op 22

Antonin Dvorak : Serenade for String Op 22

Debussy: Valse romantique (1890)

Debussy: Valse romantique (1890)

Uploaded on May 2, 2009

Claude Debussy
(1862 – 1918)

Complete music for piano solo (in chronological order)

Valse romantique (1890)

  • Music

    • “Valse romantique” by Thiollier, Francois-Joel

Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances op.45 – Live concert

Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances op.45 – Live concert 

today’s holiday: Kyrgyz Republic Independence Day

Kyrgyz Republic Independence Day

Kyrgyztan declared independence from the Soviet Union on August 31, 1991, along with other central Asian republics as the Soviet empire crumbled. Located along the famed Silk Road, the trade route connecting the eastern and western parts of Eurasia, the country is mostly mountainous, part of the Tien-Shan, or Celestial Mountains. Independence Day is a national public holiday in the Kyrgyz Republic. More… Discuss

quotation: How is it possible to expect that mankind will take advice when they will not so much as take warning. Jonathan Swift

How is it possible to expect that mankind will take advice when they will not so much as take warning.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Discuss

today’s birthday: Caligula (12 CE)

Caligula (12 CE)

Caligula was a Roman emperor who began his reign upon the death of the extremely unpopular Tiberius. His reign was initially welcomed, but, shortly after assuming power, he suffered a severe illness that is widely believed to have rendered him insane. He earned a reputation for cruel autocracy, torture, and execution and was finally assassinated by a tribune of the Praetorian Guard. Caligula’s real name was Caius Caesar Germanicus. Why was he nicknamed Caligula as a child? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Iroquois Confederacy Is Formed (1142)

Iroquois Confederacy Is Formed (1142)

The Iroquois Confederacy is a North American confederation of indigenous peoples, initially comprising the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca. A sixth tribe, the Tuscarora, joined later. The league was formed for both defense purposes and to prevent intertribal conflict. Although frequently referred to as the Iroquois, the nations refer to themselves collectively as Haudenosaunee, which means “people of the longhouse.” The league’s formation is said to have coincided with what event? More… Discuss

Arlo Guthrie (Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant lyrics)

Arlo Guthrie

Arlo Guthrie, American folk singer and son of Woody Guthrie, is perhaps best known for his talking blues song “Alice’s Restaurant.” The song’s original recording lasts 18 minutes and 20 seconds, though Arlo has been know to lengthen the song to 45 minutes in concert. Based on an actual incident, the song was a scathing indictment of the Vietnam War draft. Arlo also appeared at the 1969 Woodstock Festival in Bethel, New York. What movie launched his acting career? More… Discuss

Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant lyrics

Cetatea Făgăraşului added a new photo. – Cetatea Făgăraşului

Source: Cetatea Făgăraşului added a new photo. – Cetatea Făgăraşului



Definition: (noun) Keen interest or enthusiasm.
Synonyms: eagerness, avidness, keenness
Usage: A devoted fan, he followed the tennis tournament with avidity. Discuss.

From France 24 :

US horror film legend Wes Craven dies aged 76