Posts tagged history
Rum, Cigars, and Mozart

The Havana Lyceum Orchestra is proof of classical music’s importance in Cuba.

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Buffy Sainte-Marie's Indefatigable Spirit

Buffy Sainte-Marie's 1960s protest songs made her the subject of FBI attention. Fifty years on, she wouldn't change a thing.

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The Very Fortunate Daniel Handler

Handler is better known as Lemony Snicket, author of the popular children's book series, A Series of Unfortunate Events.

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Bharatanatyam: Indian Dance

The classical Indian dance form Bharatanatyam survived colonial oppression and today exemplifies Indian identity both at home and abroad.

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Goldberg Variations: Timeless Virtuosity

Bach’s centuries old, devilishly difficult Goldberg Variations continue to challenge pianists and fascinate audiences.

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It Takes Two

In the popular imagination, tango is an exotic seduction born on the sultry streets of Buenos Aires. In truth, it’s a complex improvised form danced the world over.

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Found in Translation

Scholarly translations are a constant battle between literal accuracy and literary interpretation.

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Pictures of You

Long before selfies, portraits were a way for those who could afford it to help shape their public image.

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Fear of the Known

For generations, the early 20th century American writer H.P. Lovecraft has been terrifying readers. We find out how.

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Tap Into America

Despite only occasional glimpses of the mainstream, tap dance remains an iconic American art form.

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A Place at the Table

Mira Nakashima inherited her father George's shop and set to work continuing his artistic legacy.

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