Month: April 2019

Historic Nightlife In Motion

Posted by Published on April 18, 2019

“A history of nightlife!–what an interesting concept…activities that take place in the multitude of discos, dance parlors, and clubs…the way people live is determined on half-lit streets, in bars, and in smoky late-night restaurants.” — David Byrne Throughout history, nightlife has represented perhaps both the best and worst of many cultures – from the lively Jazz clubs of America to the glittering cabarets and theatres of Weimar…

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The renaissance period was a period of European cultural, artistic and economic rebirth following the Middle Ages. Taking place from the 14th century to the 17th century, the renaissance promoted the rediscovery of classical philosophy, literature and art. There is the Italian renaissance concerned with strict styles and the northern renaissance, less concerned with aspects of reality. With such a broad spectrum of artwork from…

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Around the World: France

Posted by Published on April 9, 2019

“I do not believe there is another city on earth so beautiful as Paris nor another people with such an appreciation of the beautiful as the French…” Edward Hopper   We celebrate la belle France this week – the country that embodies culture and sophistication, AND produces over 350 types of cheese! Take a look at the abundance of work from the great French masters,…

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March 8th – Hector Berlioz, French Romantic composer- 150 years since death Hector Berloiz was a French Romantic composer, considered one of the greatest composers of the 19th century. Berloiz was fascinated by music as a child and with little formal training, successfully became a player of the flute and guitar. It was uncommon at the time for a composer to not have expert instrumental…

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