#668 Mei Lan-fang as jingxi


When Mei Lan-fang died in 1961, China mourned his passing.  s the passing of Mei Lan-fang.  Even  Premier Chou En-lai and other Party and government leaders were among those who visited him during his last illness and a 61-member funeral committee was setup.  Memorial meetings were held on August 10 1961 for the great opera … Continue reading #668 Mei Lan-fang as jingxi

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#752 Diva Adelina Patti


In the second half of the 19th century Adelina Patti was probably the best operatic soprano of the day. She was peerless. Audiences flocked to see and hear her from St. Petersburg to San Francisco. Internationally famous authors eulogized her; critics renowned for their severity were unstinting in her praises. Even other prima donnas, a … Continue reading #752 Diva Adelina Patti

Venus Resumes Direct Motion


Today, April 15, 2017 at  6:17 AM EDT,  Venus stationed & stopped its retrograde motion at 26 Pisces 55 and  then resumed direct motion.  The planet thus began its journey retracing its way back to 13 Aries 09, where it turned retrograde earlier this year on March 4.  The chart below is set at the … Continue reading Venus Resumes Direct Motion

The Venus,Sun Conjunction, Today


At 5:17 AM this morning, March 25,  Venus passed between the Earth and the Sun ( inferior conjunction) at 4 Aries 57.  Venus is invisible and has been for several days because it is hidden in the Sun's rays, but in about 7 days,March 31,  it will become visible again;this re-appearance will be a "heliacal … Continue reading The Venus,Sun Conjunction, Today

Venus as Inanna & the Cosmic Pentagram


Venus, Stage 1 The planet Venus and its cycles were closely observed and honored by many ancient civilizations and shamanic cultures like the Celtic at New Grange Ireland, the remains of the Sumerians, the Babylonians and Solomon's temple in Jerusalem; best known is the Mayan calculation. The ancients were attracted to Venus because one it was … Continue reading Venus as Inanna & the Cosmic Pentagram

Tobey Keith, This Cup’s to you, Bob Hulseman


Biograph: Robert Leo Hulseman was born on April 5, 1932, in Chicago. His father, Leo, founded Solo Cup in 1936; his mother was a singer who went by the name Dora Hall. As a teenager, he contracted polio, that affected the left side of his body and caused one leg to be shorter than the … Continue reading Tobey Keith, This Cup’s to you, Bob Hulseman