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“You’ll Be Back”: History and Fiction

I have heard that George III has, in the UK, largely a positive reputation.  They know of his illness and madness, but by that point, the monarch was largely rendered irrelevant politically.  It was Parliament, not the king, that was … Continue reading

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“The king shall rejoice” by Handel

This is another coronation anthem by Handel.  

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Woman’s Work by John Sloan

I saw this picture for the first time during a tour for the 100th anniversary of the museum.  Apparently, people at the time would have been shocked at the fact that the artist depicts a corset.  You can see the … Continue reading

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Cleveland Shale

One of my cousins was visiting Cleveland a few years ago, and when she saw the rocks, she thought that someone had carved the side of the rock face.  My uncle explained that it is Cleveland shale. Apparently, Cleveland shale … Continue reading

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Bandolier (Shoulder) Bag, Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) People

The people who made this bag lived in the Great Lakes region, like me.  I love the ornate designs.

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“His Name is Jan” sung by Kiera Duffy

I saw Kiera Duffy make her Cleveland Orchestra debut.  She didn’t sing this; she actually sang Exsultante Jubilate by Mozart. But I wanted to share a a sample of her singing.

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Serena Williams beaten by Simona Halep in Wimbledon final, denied history — OlympicTalk

Simona Halep won Wimbledon over Serena Williams. via Serena Williams beaten by Simona Halep in Wimbledon final, denied history — OlympicTalk

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