...the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. Geo. Washington Feb. 22, 1732


Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert Kennedy, South Africa 1966.


Friday, January 20, 2017

Night Music ~ Roberta Peters The Doll Song Les Oiseaux dans la Charmille



Renée Fleming
 Saddened to hear of the passing of the eternally lovely Roberta Peters, who shone at the The Metropolitan Opera for decades, her bell-clear soprano delighting audiences in more than 500 performances there. She was the welcoming face of opera in America, with countless television appearances in the early days of that medium, and her solid technique made her a model of vocal health and longevity-

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