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Can You Say “Sempre Molto Rubato”? By Peter Filichia

Although directors aren’t supposed to give line readings to actors, composers and lyricists seem to be allowed to “direct” their singers and orchestras. Take a look at sheet music for various songs, and far more often than not, you’ll find a word or two at the top of Page One that says exactly what’s expected […]

ONE WAY TO CELEBRATE WORLD THEATRE DAY By Peter Filichia

Did you know that in 1961, March 27th was established as World Theatre Day? Sad to say, this year there was much less theater in the world. Until this situation rights itself, we’ll be armchair listeners to get our world theater fix. So start THE GRAND TOUR with Jerry Herman’s 1979 musical. Given the song […]

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MISTAKES WERE MADE By Peter Filichia

If you’re traveling through the Southwest and saunter into a Navajo gift shop, you may decide to buy a handsome rug only moments before you decide not to. After careful examination, you may notice a tiny flaw in it. Check another rug and you’ll discover a defect in that one, too – and the next […]