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by lennygoran
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: CIA "eyes only" Intel disclosed: Putin personally ordered hacking team to get Trump elected
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: CIA "eyes only" Intel disclosed: Putin personally ordered hacking team to get Trump elected

My question is the perhaps naive one of what the Russians are trying to accomplish. No one seems to be talking about that. They helped get Trump elected or so I thought? What about this begging from Trump: "I will tell you this, Russia: If you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 ema...
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alan Gilbert: retrospective view
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: Alan Gilbert: retrospective view

Brian I noticed this NY Times article-aplogize if it's been been mentioned already? Regards, Len Alan Gilbert to Lead NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in Hamburg By MICHAEL COOPER JUNE 23, 2017 He is leaving a fixer-upper on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for a sleek new home in Hamburg, Germany. Ala...
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I Don't Remember If I Asked This Before:
Replies: 8
Views: 90

Re: I Don't Remember If I Asked This Before:

One might also ask why did Rossini stop composing operas in mid-life when he was fabulously wealthy and successful. Imagine the masterpieces we have missed...... Brian still imagine all the great food he ate! Regards, Len [fleeing] http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/tournedos_zpscinmczrd....
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump's Tape Explanation
Replies: 0
Views: 28

Trump's Tape Explanation

Trump's Tape Explanation [see below] fits in nicely with this long NY Times article from today's paper:[too long to copy and paste it all]: Regards, Len President Trump’s Lies, the Definitive List https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/23/opinion/trumps-lies.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&cl...
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NY Times Kaufmann Otello Rave Review.
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: NY Times Kaufmann Otello Rave Review.

maestrob wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:42 pm
This is a strange review, heaping praise on a singer in one paragraph while pulling the rug out from under him in the next!
Brian thanks-this is how I felt-he's Vickers one moment and then criticized the next moment? Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No poor person in top economic position
Replies: 0
Views: 38

No poor person in top economic position

From last night's rally touting his 5 and 0 victory record. Regards, Len :( "President Trump late Wednesday said he'd prefer not to have a "poor person" in top economic positions in his administration. “Somebody said, 'Why did you appoint a rich person to be in charge of the economy?' No it’s true. ...
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NY Times Kaufmann Otello Rave Review.
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: NY Times Kaufmann Otello Rave Review.

In this role, singing as such, no matter how assured, just isn't enough. It's all academic anyway since Kaufmann isn't going to sing this or any other role here, until he changes his mind again. What's tempting though is it will be screened HD style at some locations that will be close enough for u...
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NY Times Kaufmann Otello Rave Review.
Replies: 7
Views: 153

NY Times Kaufmann Otello Rave Review.

Sounds good! Regards, Len Review: Jonas Kaufmann Sings an ‘Otello’ for the Ages By ZACHARY WOOLFE JUNE 22, 2017 LONDON — The peak of the mountain of tenor roles in Italian opera is the title character in Verdi’s “Otello,” driven by manufactured jealousy to murder his wife. It demands trumpeting high...
by lennygoran
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Paris: Opéra-Comique reopens
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: Paris: Opéra-Comique reopens

Thanks for this article-I had spoken of a clip available from the NY Times in this thread yesterday but glad there's now an article on the opera house. Regards, Len

http://www.classicalmusicguide.com/view ... 10&t=47124
by lennygoran
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: CIA chief Pompeo ignored MIke Flynn security risk and shared secrets
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: CIA chief Pompeo ignored MIke Flynn security risk and shared secrets

Despite Concerns About Blackmail, Flynn Heard C.I.A. Secrets By MATT APUZZO, MATTHEW ROSENBERG and ADAM GOLDMAN JUNE 20, 2017 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/us/politics/mike-pompeo-cia.html WASHINGTON — Senior officials across the government became convinced in January that the incoming nationa...
by lennygoran
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Pearl Fisher Staatsoper
Replies: 0
Views: 50

New Pearl Fisher Staatsoper

I hope there'll be some photos of this new production. With the Met's new production I watched what started out with great hopes as Act 1 seemed quite beautiful and almost fitting-then by Act 3 it completely disintergrated just to make political points-what a wasted effort from my point of view. Yea...
by lennygoran
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Team Trump's Russian ties charted by Wash Post
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Team Trump's Russian ties charted by Wash Post

jserraglio wrote:
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:35 pm
A nifty animated diagram allows you to see all the Russian connections uncovered to date.
Thanks, I liked this diagram-stills let's give Jared Kushner some slack-he's about to resolve the Palestinean-Israel problem. Regards, Len [fleeing] :(
by lennygoran
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alcyone by Marais
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Alcyone by Marais

A NY Times clip shows a little of the Royal Opera of Versailles's revival of Alcyone by Marais last performed 246 years ago.--don't know if you'll be able to see it without logging in? Regards, Len :lol: https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/europe/100000005151135/french-opera-acrobats-18th-century-jo...
by lennygoran
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Adding a Note of Turmoil, the Met Opera Loses Its Tosca
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Adding a Note of Turmoil, the Met Opera Loses Its Tosca

Opolais has a lovely sound, but she has signed on for some roles hoping her voice would grow into them. I last heard her in Puccini's Manon Lescaut in a telecast and she sounded just right for the role. Brian we saw her in that Manon Lescaut and I agree with you about her-too bad I just hated the p...
by lennygoran
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What Were These Landlords Thinking!
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: What Were These Landlords Thinking!

John F wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:11 am
That's nothing compared with what some landlords do to get the tenants out. Of course it could be just a bit inconvenient for tenants in wheelchairs...
Yeah there are probably loads of horror stories. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What Were These Landlords Thinking!
Replies: 2
Views: 82

What Were These Landlords Thinking!

Landlords can put tenants in tough situations --just yesterday on the local news there was this unbelievable item--this on the upper westside where we often hang out. IMO absolutely preposterous! Regards, Len :x http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Apartment-Building-Stairs-Fire-Escape-Tenants-Rent-...
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rusalka This Sunday
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Rusalka This Sunday

Thanks! By the way, this is the same soprano who has just now broken her contract to sing Tosca in next season's new production. I wonder what her husband Andris Nelsons thinks of that. He's signed to conduct that "Tosca." Yeah I noticed that-we were due to hear her-well no matter who shows up to s...
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rachel Brand
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Rachel Brand

Will Rachel Brand obey Trump? It does look like Rosenstein may have to recuse himself? Regards, Len :( Trump Attacks Rosenstein in Latest Rebuke of Justice Department By MICHAEL D. SHEAR, CHARLIE SAVAGE and MAGGIE HABERMAN JUNE 16, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump escalated his attacks on his own J...
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: La Mère Coupable On Site Opera
Replies: 0
Views: 63

La Mère Coupable On Site Opera

We intend to see this later in the week. Regards, Len An Operatic Rarity Picks Up Where Mozart and Rossini Left Off By CORINNA da FONSECA-WOLLHEIM JUNE 16, 2017 Opera, on the whole, doesn’t much go for sequels. After all, the tragic ones tend to kill off their protagonists. And the romantic comedies...
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Adding a Note of Turmoil, the Met Opera Loses Its Tosca
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Adding a Note of Turmoil, the Met Opera Loses Its Tosca

We just got our ticket for the Tosca-Jan 9. Regards, Len Adding a Note of Turmoil, the Met Opera Loses Its Tosca By MICHAEL COOPER JUNE 16, 2017 The star tenor Jonas Kaufmann abruptly withdrew in March. And now the Metropolitan Opera’s high-stakes new production of Puccini’s “Tosca” next season is b...
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rusalka This Sunday
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Rusalka This Sunday

We saw this production and thought in general it was quite wonderful with a very fine cast. Regards, Len

12:30 pm PBS Thirteen
Great Performances at the Met
Rusalka
Kristine Opolais stars as the water nymph Rusalka in a new production of the Dvorak fairy-tale opera.
by lennygoran
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Philip Gossett
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Philip Gossett

Gotta admit-I never heard of him. Regards, Len Philip Gossett, a musicologist whose shoe-leather detective work in musty archives and Italian villas helped bring long-lost operas back to the stage, died on Tuesday at his home in Chicago. He was 75. Ellen T. Harris, a professor emeritus of music at t...
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump now under investigation for obstruction of justice
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: Trump now under investigation for obstruction of justice

Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say. Mueller is interviewing senior intelligence officials as the Russia probe widens. I see Trump is still tweeting. Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 7m7 minutes ago You are witnessing the single...
by lennygoran
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gorecki's 3rd symphony - remember?
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: Gorecki's 3rd symphony - remember?

Incidentally, I haven't seen or heard much of Dawn Upshaw in recent years. Her performances are nearly all recitals of contemporary music, and she's also teaching voice at Bard Conservatory and the Tanglewood Music Center. She has no personal web site, and her artists manager's blurb is uninformati...
by lennygoran
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Julius Katchen
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Julius Katchen

I swear I read that as "Julia's Kitchen" and thought, off to the Pub. Difference between the food of love and the love of food, I guess. Yesterday we caught up on a PBS American Masters on James Beard-a guy I really knew little about-they did one on Pepin too as well as repeats on Alice Waters and ...
by lennygoran
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: President might fire Bob Mueller, Trump pal tells PBS NewsHour
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Re: President might fire Bob Mueller, Trump pal tells PBS NewsHour

It would take a two-thirds supermajority in both chambers of Congress to overcome Mr. Trump’s likely veto of any similar legislation. It is far from clear that Mr. Schiff’s proposal could command such support. How discouraging and sickening--and here I was looking forward to a day where they rip in...
by lennygoran
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Makes It To Shakespeare in the Park
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Trump Makes It To Shakespeare in the Park

Now there's this: Regards, Len Delta Air Lines and Bank of America Won’t Back Trump-Like ‘Julius Caesar’ By LIAM STACK JUNE 11, 2017 New York’s Public Theater lost support from two high-profile corporate donors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America, on Sunday amid intense criticism of its production ...
by lennygoran
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Review: ‘Angels in America,’
Replies: 0
Views: 113

Review: ‘Angels in America,’

I had decided not to attend this one but look forward to next season's operas from NYCO. Regards, Len Review: ‘Angels in America,’ Carved to the Bone and Into an Opera By ZACHARY WOOLFE JUNE 11, 2017 “More life” is the aspiration of Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America,” the blessing its characters fer...
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Makes It To Shakespeare in the Park
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Trump Makes It To Shakespeare in the Park

jserraglio wrote:
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:28 am
Timon I.ii.112. [To all] What means that Trump?
“Tax not so bad a voice to slander music any more than once.”

Maybe this? Regards, Len [a quick desperate google] It's from Much Ado About Nothing and isn't that what he thinks about the Russian meddling?
by lennygoran
Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Makes It To Shakespeare in the Park
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Trump Makes It To Shakespeare in the Park

We were watching the Nightly News on NBC and this bit of news came up. Regards, Len


http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Tr ... 58723.html
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No Tweets, No Tapes, Not Much Truth From Trump Lawyer
Replies: 0
Views: 110

No Tweets, No Tapes, Not Much Truth From Trump Lawyer

Watched the whole hearing-winner imo Comey by a mile! Trump didn't tweet, none of the tapes he warned about in an older tweet have shown up and apparently Trump's lawyer got it wrong about Comey releasing classified material. Loved how Comey explained he got us a special prosecutor-this will drag on...
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Violinist vs. Airline
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Violinist vs. Airline

What horror stories, Lance, both you and the poor violinist. We used to travel often earlier in life; stories like these almost make me glad that I cannot do so anymore. Brian it cost me $152 more for us to guarantee our 2 seats to and from London would guarantee we would be able to sit together on...
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Violinist vs. Airline
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Violinist vs. Airline

Hank, amazing-this is why I left my violin at home for our trip to London-if I had brought the violin to London I'm sure I could have found a tube tunnel to play in and get some money from sympathetic riders! Regards, Len [fibbing and fleeing] :lol: PS going through those tunnels to get from one lin...
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Philippe de Montebello on museums
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Philippe de Montebello on museums

Yes they were superb-I admit you can`t do justice to these museums in one day-the elgin marbles atthe british museum and the cast room at Y&A-that cast room is just amazing! Len Must add that the day before we visited the National Gallery-an incredible collection beautifully presented with so many ...
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Philippe de Montebello on museums
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Philippe de Montebello on museums

jbuck919 wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:27 pm
I note that he mentions Titian's "Flaying of Marsyas."
I had to take a look at this painting-even from the computer it looked very powerful! Thanks. Regards, Len

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/04/arts ... .html?_r=0
by lennygoran
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday, Lance!
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: Happy Birthday, Lance!

Lance Happy Birthday and thanks for the forum! Regards, Len

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by lennygoran
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Borough Market A Few Days Before The Attack
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Borough Market A Few Days Before The Attack

We loved this market! Regards, Len http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/IMG_3767_zpscifomod0.jpg http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/IMG_3769_zpsdgphtcrc.jpg http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/IMG_3770_zpseekpgbs1.jpg http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/IMG_3773_z...
by lennygoran
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comey Told Sessions: Don’t Leave Me Alone With Trump
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: Comey Told Sessions: Don’t Leave Me Alone With Trump

The NYT is also reporting tonite that in a tense recent exchange between Sessions and Trump, Sessions had offered to resign. That would play right into Trump's plans-he'd immediately move Jared Kushner into that slot and Trump's son Don could move into Jared's spot! Regards, Len :lol: :lol: :lol: I...
by lennygoran
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Getting out of London in time
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Getting out of London in time

I see Trump and his son have been critical of London's mayor-he might decide to use another mother of all bombs on london! Len (fleeing at heathrow)
by lennygoran
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Philippe de Montebello on museums
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Philippe de Montebello on museums

So do you have anything to say about the exhibitions at those museums? After all, it's museums that this thread is about, not the London weather. Yes they were superb-I admit you can`t do justice to these museums in one day-the elgin marbles atthe british museum and the cast room at Y&A-that cast r...
by lennygoran
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Philippe de Montebello on museums
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Philippe de Montebello on museums

We finished our trip yesterday at the victoria and albert and the british museum-we leave today for newark on a thoroughly miserable rainy day. Len
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hillary unplugged at Code 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Hillary unplugged at Code 2017

Thanks-we were right around the boro market a few days ago-a great market! And we`ve been close to london bridge several times inclubing yesterday. Len
by lennygoran
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hillary unplugged at Code 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Hillary unplugged at Code 2017

Thanks so much for this summary-we were in a wonderful country house and museum today--kenwood house in hampstead heath-- and were talking to one of the volunteer docents-he was saying Trump is despised in Europe-we told him that`s exactly how we feel! Len
by lennygoran
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hillary unplugged at Code 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Hillary unplugged at Code 2017

Thanks for this-will have to read when we get back from london-too busy exploring all that this great city has to offer! Hope she mentions how unfortunates that meeting her husband had with loretta lynch that caused trouble for her. Len
by lennygoran
Tue May 30, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No cable TV or internet for 13 hours
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: No cable TV or internet for 13 hours

Thanks much, Len. Sounds more reliable than the ISP I've got. Don't really want to change, as my main email address would also have to change, but I might do it. John I've struggled to not have to change things-recently got a new smart phone after many years and had to give up my olld phone's quert...
by lennygoran
Mon May 29, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No cable TV or internet for 13 hours
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: No cable TV or internet for 13 hours

John hasn`t failed for sometime now may have failed in the past because of mistakes I made-glad you`re back in business! Len [terrible connection here in our london hotel]
by lennygoran
Mon May 29, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No cable TV or internet for 13 hours
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: No cable TV or internet for 13 hours

My provider is Time Warner Cable/Spectrum. The rebranding has not gone with improved service, despite the boasting ads on TV; every month or two, one or both services go down for at least an hour and sometimes longer. It's good that my phone is a Verizon land line or else I'd be completely cut off....
by lennygoran
Sat May 27, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wash Post: Kushner & Kislyak discussed setting up a secret communication system with Moscow
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Wash Post: Kushner & Kislyak discussed setting up a secret communication system with Moscow

jserraglio wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 9:35 pm
Another question.
I forgot to add this-I guess this puts Bannon back on top and maybe that's why Trump behaved as he did on his trip. BTW Frontline's program on Bannon was imo wonderful! Regards, Len

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/bannons-war/
by lennygoran
Sat May 27, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wash Post: Kushner & Kislyak discussed setting up a secret communication system with Moscow
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Wash Post: Kushner & Kislyak discussed setting up a secret communication system with Moscow

jserraglio wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 9:35 pm
If true, this story is devastating.
Yes if true it's time for Kushner to go and he can take Ivanka and his father-in-law along with him! Regards, Len :x
by lennygoran
Fri May 26, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wash Post: Kushner & Kislyak discussed setting up a secret communication system with Moscow
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Wash Post: Kushner & Kislyak discussed setting up a secret communication system with Moscow

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/russian-ambassador-told-moscow-that-kushner-wanted-secret-communications-channel-with-kremlin/2017/05/26/520a14b4-422d-11e7-9869-bac8b446820a_story.html?utm_term=.3268d5e362fd Thanks for the link-seems pretty alarming to me-I guess not so alarm...