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The posts are prologues

or epilogues to events

around town that promise

inspiration. If I wil  hear applause 

acknowledging my effort confined

in this cultural blog,

I will bow and celebrate with a glass

of Bohemian champagne!

Thank you for visiting and enjoy!

May 11, 2020

Everyone knows the song "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"! It originated as a French pastoral song in 1740 to which Jane Taylor added the famous English text "Twinkle" in 1806.  BUT! Maybe not everyone knows that this French melody charmed Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart so much t...

April 24, 2020

We all love tango! We love Astor Piazzola's Tango Nuevo as much!

Who was Astor Piazzola? 

Astor Piazzola (1921-1992) broadened tango horizons by creating in the mid fifties "tango nuevo". It is tango that keeps the substance and  beauty of the traditional tango that is e...

April 12, 2020

It is short!  It is dynamic! It is informal! Join me for short stories behind wonderful pieces of music that will lift up your spirit!  I love to look for every details of circumstances and  inspirations leading composers to create: why Beethoven wrote his symphony no....

March 6, 2020

A concert in mid-week is a daring thing to suggest! But we believed there are many who like to celebrate ordinary week day with extraordinary musical moments. And we prevailed! 

Mother and son who have each their own successful musical career get together seve...

February 8, 2020

Our accomplished guest from the Czech Republic, Ludmila Peterková, charmed with the clarinet her San Diego audience! We loved her! The string quartet shone in difficult dense philosophical Brahms music, the beautiful Point Loma Assembly was sold out, the goulash was fi...

December 26, 2019

And here it is, the traditional St. Nicholas celebration that is the beginning of the Christmas season for many European families!  And it was AMAZING, not only a beautiful show of children's talent to sing and recite in the tongue of their parents, to play an instrume...

November 30, 2019

Neither Paris, London or Amsterdam, instead the incredible Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena that is for our family the most intriguing friendly personal, and one of the most pleasant museums on the West coast.

Not many people know about it, for whatev...

November 24, 2019

Dancing Queens: Misa Moran, Daniela Olszova, Petra Leheckova, Adelka Hancova, Claire Torres, Marketa Hancova, Hilda Bajova, Veronika Pazdirkova-Alliamus, Misa Dotson

The elegance of the party represented the Queens! 

The wish was to make people happy, the occas...

November 16, 2019

 We met, we talked, we sang, we ate sausages, and with a bonfire crowded with a charming and loud group of about 70 plus Czechs and Slovaks, we started the two-week long celebration of 30 years of freedom in Europe!

We celebrated that...

November 9, 2019

The best November 9th in my entire life was the one 30 years ago today.

The Wall, that wall that was a scar on the city of Berlin, fell. The city became one. Germany became one. Freedom spilled into Eastern Europe after long 41 years of its absence. 

The wish of the Amer...

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