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Epimedium 'Rigoletto'

Epimedium ‘Rigoletto’ (Accession – 09.04.016)

Vendor: Fairweather

Date Planted – April 2009

Noteworthy Characteristics:

This medium sized epimedium, native to China, has beautiful flowers that bloom in late April-May. 92 fler ord

Non-Native

American Torture

W.J. Astore

Back in 2009, I wrote a few articles on torture during the Bush/Cheney administration.  With Barack Obama elected on a vague platform of hope, change, and transparency, there was a sense torture would be outlawed and torturers would be called to account.  1 473 fler ord

US Politics

This is Amazing Grace

Today I’m celebrating eleven years breathing with a double lung transplant! Even though a decade has passed, this particular day is still overpowered with great emotion for my family and I.   7 fler ord

Featured

KCUR: LOKC "Rigoletto" and #MeToo

The real story is that my brilliant pun didn’t make the headline:

La donna é mobilized: Verdi’s ”Rigoletto” through the #MeToo Lens

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Music

DAY 11- Month of Movie Quotes: Rigoletto (1993)

Ribaldi: There is nothing more mean and ugly in this world than to have a beautiful gift, a loving spirit, and a desire to give and share these things, when there is nobody to share them with.

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Memorable Movie Quotes

Perhaps time for a new production

There is an age-old question how do you present a masterful work of art created in the nineteenth century to a contemporary audience. Grand opera, like much of Shakespeare, is often concerned with universal themes of the human condition. 526 fler ord

Contemporary Culture & Design
Photo courtesy of Steven Harris

Lisette Oropesa is one of the best soprano’s in the world and is currently in her Royal Opera House debut as Lucia in the first revival of Katie Mitchell’s production of Lucia di Lammermoor. 1 490 fler ord