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Harry Harrison's 1980s game book is a bit of a riot

Eurogamer 31 Jul 2022
In the house where I grew up, I shared a room with two older brothers ... Paul liked science-fiction This was sci-fi ... Harry Harrison was a big deal in 20th century sci-fi, a writer who moved from illustrating comics to turning out novels that existed in the raggedy edge-lands between parodying space operas and reveling in their excesses ... Read more .

Finding Percy French in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

The Irish Times 28 Jul 2022
It is a treasure trove of illustrated poems, parodies, sketches, opera reviews, social columns, numerous stories and contains sardonic, droll and sometimes caustic political commentary usually as letters ... French’s meeting of his second wife in his second comic opera, the doomed Strongbow, is also woven into the Wake.

Things to do in the San Gabriel Valley/Whittier, July 28-Aug. 4

San Gabriel Valley Tribune 28 Jul 2022
The San Gabriel Mission Playhouse area is the setting for a National Night Out block party event, Aug. 2, in San Gabriel. (Google Street View). Here is a sampling of events in the San Gabriel Valley area, July 28-Aug. 4 ... July 30. Admission is free. Upcoming ... 3 ... ... Upcoming ... ... 11 ... Citrus Summer Conservatory presents the comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan, 7 p.m.

'You're from Amish Country and you're writing an opera.' Wooster High grad's oeuvre

Wooster Daily Record 27 Jul 2022
Compost opera!” she exclaimed after going back to her apartment to begin writing some music ...Someone would say ‘Compost opera,’ and I know it would be you because you're from Amish Country and you're writing an opera.”. Comic books galore! ... Opera writer inspired by 'simplicity of crickets'.

Letters To The Editor

The Facts 26 Jul 2022
Freeport soap opera maintaining interest ... Once again, an episode of “As Freeport Turns” made headlines ... Mr. Pena, a dogged role player of the cast, seems to have some potential as comic relief, but he may not be cut out for soap opera. We’ll see tune in tomorrow ... Soap operas are so-o-o addictive ... ....

The Morning After: Apple Watch ‘Pro’ could feature a bigger screen and bigger battery

Engadget 25 Jul 2022
This could include a shake-up for the Apple Watch — the first since the Series 4 watch back in 2018 ... A sluggish small-town soap opera ... Comic-Con 2022 ... Comic-Con 2022 ... Comic-Con 2022 ... Comic-Con 2022 ... It came alongside a lot of new trailers and announcements for Marvel at the San Diego Comic-Con — we’ve pulled together some highlights in our links above ... .

Ahoy! Summer Stage Theater to stage 'H.M.S. Pinafore'

Marietta Daily Journal 25 Jul 2022
The comic opera welcomes audiences aboard a Royal ...

Opera North’s ‘Cosí’ enjoys beauty and hilarity

Times Argus 24 Jul 2022
Only Mozart could combine hilarity and sheer beauty with extremes of both, and he never did it more so than in his comic opera “Cosí fan tutte.” And Opera North reveled in these qualities in its — ridiculously funny and sublimely beautiful — production that opened Thursday at Blow-Me-Down Farm Cornish, New Hampshire.

Classical home listening: Beethoven, Brett Dean and John Frederick Lampe…

The Observer 24 Jul 2022
I had barely noticed the existence of John Frederick Lampe (1703-51) until his comic opera (Resonus) landed in CD form from conductor John Andrews, the Brook Street Band and a top quartet of soloists (Mary Bevan, Catherine Carby, Mark Wilde and John Savournin).

Why I love Verdi’s ‘Falstaff’

Aspen Times 22 Jul 2022
Shakespeare introduced the fat, old, reprobate of a knight in “Henry IV Part I,” brought him back in “Part II,” and later used the character to comic effect in “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” The opera uses the farcical plot from “Merry ...

The Magic of the Merola Opera Program Continues with The Magic Flute

San Francisco Examiner 21 Jul 2022
The third installment of the Merola Opera Program’s summer concert series has yet to arrive on stage, but you may have already dreamed about it ... The appeal of Die Zauberflöte is in part due to its “singspiel” form, a genre of comic opera which typically features romance, enchantment and battles between good and evil.

Geneva Light Opera brings Mozart's farcical comedy to the Smith

Finger Lakes Times 20 Jul 2022
Geneva Light Opera presents “The Abduction from the Seraglio,” a farcically romantic comic opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with cheeky laughs, a twist ending, and a virtuosic score in the historic Smith Opera House. Three performances are scheduled at Smith Opera House in downtown Geneva.

Things to do in the San Gabriel Valley/Whittier, July 21-28

San Gabriel Valley Tribune 20 Jul 2022
Here’s a sampling of things to do in the San Gabriel Valley and Whittier areas, July 21-28. Last year’s fair sold out, so plan ahead. The State Fair Entertainment Los Angeles runs July 21 to Aug. 20. Entertainments include ... Santa Anita Park, 285 W ... July 21 ... 11 ... Citrus Summer Conservatory presents the comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan, 7 p.m ... .

Freaks, geeks, and Captain Kirk: A brief history of San Diego Comic-Con

Digital Trends 19 Jul 2022
The SDCC’s stated mission seems now like an obviously noble pursuit in an age in which comic book adaptations like Joker and Black Panther have earned Best Picture nominations, and when pop culture in general has become more accepted by highbrow culture (once strictly the ...

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