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this day in the yesteryear: General Tom Thumb Marries Lavinia Warren (1863)


General Tom Thumb Marries Lavinia Warren (1863)

General Tom Thumb, born Charles Sherwood Stratton, began touring with circus pioneer P.T. Barnum in 1843 at the tender age of four. Stratton’s short stature—he was a mere 3 feet, 4 inches (102 cm) tall when he died—and his comedic impersonations made him an international hit. His courtship of Lavinia Warren, another one of Barnum’s performers, led to a fashionable New York City wedding in 1863, and the pair was later received at the White House. Stratton died in 1883. What marks his grave? More… Discuss

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Article: The Lyre (evolution of music and ancient musical instruments)


The Lyre

The lyre is a stringed instrument of the harp family that has two curved arms connected at the upper end by a crossbar. The strings are stretched between the crossbar and the sound box and are plucked with the fingers or with a plectrum. In ancient Greece, the lyre accompanied poetry and song. Ancient Greece had two lyres—the kithara, which was used by the professional musician, and the lyra, the smaller instrument of the amateur. The lyre is typically associated with which Greek god? More… Discuss

Ancient Greek Music – The Lyre of Classical Antiquity

word: sedulous


Word of the Day

sedulous

Definition: (adjective) Persevering and constant in effort or application.
Synonyms: assiduous
Usage: Her sedulous efforts to learn French eventually enabled her to become almost fluent. Discuss.

this is just a test (A test I say!)


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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Piano Trio No 1 D Minor Op. 49: make music part of your life series


Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Piano Trio No 1 D Minor Op. 49

this pressed for your right to know: Timeline: The Tortured History of the Senate’s Torture Report|ProPublica


Timeline The Tortured History of the Senate Torture Report

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Timeline: The Tortured History of the Senate’s Torture Report.|ProPublica

Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture Op.21 by Masur, LGO (1997): great compositions/performances


Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture Op.21 by Masur, LGO (1997)

Violent and Legal: The Shocking Ways School Kids are Being Pinned Down, Isolated Against Their Will – ProPublica


Violent and Legal: The Shocking Ways School Kids are Being Pinned Down, Isolated Against Their Will – ProPublica.