Posts Tagged ‘entertainment’

April 6th, 2021 - 1:22 am § in Misc.

Battle of Beersheba (video)

On October 31, 1917, the Australian Light Brigade charged Turkish trenches with bayonets at Beersheba (historical background here), a town in the Negev Desert in modern-day southern Israel (more information here), producing a dramatic British victory. Movie rendition, with background music of “[...]

April 6th, 2021 - 12:57 am § in Misc.

Bach’s Tocatta and Fugue (video)

Organ composition, (background here), played by Varnus Xavér (bio here) on the Berlin Cathedral’s Sauer Organ (read about it here); running time, 12 min. 10 sec. The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

February 28th, 2021 - 9:15 pm § in Misc.

Golden Globe winners

This was Golden Globes night, in case you didn’t notice, and here’s what won: Best Movie, Drama: “Nomadland” Best Movie, Comedy: “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” Best TV Drama Series: “The Crown” Best TV Comedy Series: “Schitt’s Creek” Be[...]

February 2nd, 2021 - 11:59 pm § in Misc.

6-Minute Movie: “The Dentist”

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January 31st, 2021 - 12:43 am § in Misc.

Sports stars: Cowboy bullrider and Russian pole vaulter (videos)

I doubt very many people in the academic departments of the University of Washington, or studying foreign policy at Georgetown University, or writing policy papers in Washington D.C. think tanks — the kind of people I like to imagine read this blog (even though 90% of its site traffic is to Dr[...]

December 5th, 2020 - 7:24 pm § in Misc.

Opera, Mozart, “Solemn Vespers for a Confessor” (video)

The big voice is that of Patricia Janečková (bio here), a Slovakian opera singer who was 19 years old when this recording was made. Watch another of her performances here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

November 30th, 2020 - 8:55 pm § in Misc.

Donizetti: L’elisir d’amore: Una furtiva lagrima at Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Video)

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November 29th, 2020 - 8:48 am § in Misc.

Darth Vader dies of old age

David Prowse, 85, who played Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, died Saturday, November 28, 2020. Prowse, 6 feet 7 inches, and a champion bodybuilder, was already an experienced actor when he got the role. However, he only did the physical acting, and didn’t get the speaking [...]

November 27th, 2020 - 1:47 pm § in Donald Trump, Humor

#Diaper Don video

#Diaper Don hit Twitter yesterday and is trending like crazy. We’ve heard Trump isn’t too happy about it. The-Ave.US offers no warranty, express or implied, that the contents of this video have any more veracity than the allegations of Trump’s election results (i.e., none). Watch a[...]

November 26th, 2020 - 6:02 pm § in Misc.

“The Gael” (video)

“The Gael,” by Scottish songwriter Dougie MacLean, is best known as the theme music of the film “The Last of the Mohicans.” It’s popular with musicians and many renditions can be found on YouTube; I like this one because it’s well-played, with plenty of atmosphere[...]