CAPTAIN COOK KILLED IN HAWAII, OUR ANNIVERSARY

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY... How Makahiki Games - Hawaiian Olympics - fooled the Englishman into believing Hawaiians are friendly all the time Feb 14 - also our anniversary On February 14, 1779, Captain James Cook, the great English explorer and navigator, is killed by natives of Hawaii during his third visit to the Pacific …

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MY BIRTHDAY SONG FOR 2017: “CAPRICCIO ITALIEN”

For the last seven years, my spirit guides have been giving me musical assignments before my birthday. They came to me both in dreamtime and daytime. I was to learn to play them and record them as my birthday gifts from the Spirit realm. I was never aware of this gift until after I had already started to play the music. And it always arrived in May (my birthday is June 3 - Saint Constantine Day). I suppose my guides wanted to give me a chance to learn and record the music before my birthday. This year, it was Tchaikovsky's "Capriccio Italien".

BRAHMS’ HUNGARIAN DANCE #4… EVOLVES INTO “KATYUSHA”, ALSO DANCE #1

Tonight is Serbian (Orthodox) Christmas Eve. This day has always had a special meaning for me, even more so than the actual Christmas. I don't know why. Maybe because there is magic in winter evenings. But today, magic arrived in the form of Brahms' Hungarian Dance #4 in late afternoon. I had a classical music …

“IL TROVATORE” (TROUBADOUR) WEEKEND IN HONOLULU

"IL TROVATORE" (TROUBADOUR) WEEKEND IN HONOLULU Plus an early birthday dinner at our favorite Honolulu restaurant Our 2015/2016 opera season started in Santa Fe with "Salome." It ended this weekend in Honolulu with Verdi's "Il Trovatore" (Troubadour). In between, we had also attended performances of Mozart's "Magic Flute" in Honolulu (http://wp.me/p3R16m-297), and of "Carmen - http://wp.me/p1jFeo-1JK," "Don Giovanni" …