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"FASHION AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM"
Fashion gets a boost and the Costume institute
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DYLAN THOMAS 100
New York, NY - Today, October 3, is National Poetry Day in Wales what more appropriate time to talk about the country’s storied poet – Dylan Thomas. The centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth (born Swansea: October 27, 1914; died New York City: November 9, 1953) will be celebrated by a year long countrywide cultural festival - Our podcast features observations into the nature and talent of the great Welsh poet from a family member, his granddaughter, who grew up with those who knew him best. Play the Dylan Thomas 100 Podcast Podcast
LIFESTYLES IN TRAVEL
ECHOES OF RICHARD BURTON
The Richard Burton Diaries
Yale University Press has just published what assuredly will be a popular read for theatre lovers and classic movie buffs everywhere. This same book will be a topic of conversation amongst theatre professionals, those in the motion picture industry and throughout the ranks of the acting community. The book in question is : “The Richard Burton Diaries” by Richard Burton and Chris Williams. Chris Williams is Professor of Welsh History, Director of the Research Institute for Arts and Humanities, and Deputy Director of the College of Arts and Humanities at Swansea University in Wales. He was formerly director of the Richard Burton Centre for the Study of Wales. Our podcast is an insightful dialogue with Professor Chris Williams, author and editor of the Richard Burton Diaries published by Yale University Press. - Play the Richard Burton Diaries Podcast -14 min 25 sec
BRUSSELS CELEBRATES LES MISERABLES 150TH ANNIVERSARY
Brussels will mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of "Les Misérables" by Victor Hugo. Surprisingly to many, this great literary event took place not in Paris, but in Brussels. The first theatrical performance of ‘Les Misérables’, an adaptation of the book by his son Charles, also took place in Brussels. From tourist to political refugee. Victor Hugo first visited Brussels in 1837. At the time, Hugo was aged 35 with his record of literary achievements already boasting such best-selling novels as ‘Le Notre-Dame de Paris’, ‘Le Dernier Jour d’un Condamné’ and the stage play ‘Hernani’. On his initial visit to Brussels, Victor Hugo admired the Grote Markt/Grand Place and the cathedral, which prompted him to include this first impression: ‘I am full of admiration for Brussels…’ in his ‘France et Belgique’ travel book. Fifteen years later would see Victor Hugo make a return visit to Brussels under very different circumstances. Fleeing from Paris after Napoleon III had seized power on 2 December 1851, Hugo managed to cross the Franco-Belgian border on a forged passport under the false name of Jacques Firmin Lanvin. His mistress Juliette Drouet followed in his footsteps, carrying the manuscript for Les Misères in her luggage, which Victor Hugo would transform into ‘Les Misérables’ over the next few years. Link to article... Play Podcast
BONFIRES OF THE VANIITES
SPIES & DIVAS
The clock winds back to days of cold war intrigue where mystery looms in the shadows around every corner. Another place pays homage to the lady on the stage behind the fluttering fan with names like Carmen, or Salome, who hold audiences in the palm of their hand. - Play Podcast -
THE VELOGEMELS OF GRINDELWALD
Your host Frances Moorhouse
A FRENCH CONNECTION IN WALES
Our special guest, Bob Titley, has all the insights to weave the story of two sisters, Gwendoline and Margaret Davies from mid-Wales and one of the world's great collections of Impressionist and Post impressionist art, brilliantly showcased in new surroundings where one would hardly expect to find it...Wales.
London theatre departing on Track 11, Vienna's Ringstrasse plays host to a classic car Rallye, the Glasgow Boys may have bullied Victorian England but they're playing nice at the Fleming, Sergio Mendes wows 'em at the Bowl, the New House of Waterford in Waterford, Parisian style biking in Dublin. friday 07/23/10 Runs:6min 30 sec.)
Royal Chinese Robes at London's Victoria & Albert Museum, Edvard Munch in Washington DC, the annual MoMA film benefit in New York City honors an Oscar winning director, A Fortnum & Mason hamper goes to a picnic at a chateaux in the Loire Valley and a very special toast . Thursday 07/15/10 Runs:6min 10 sec.)
SAILING HOLLAND, THE GRILLE IS GONE, WHERE
A maritime extravaganza, electric cycles in Switzerland, Spur of the Moment travel on the American Riviera, a bit of news on the London Savoy, Yorkshire cooking up a starry scene, a new trend in high fashion shopping.
Runs:6min 15 sec.)
A fashionista’s dream come true, a major exhibit in Manhattan, a theatre picnic between earth and clouds, pausing at a royal Gallery and pedaling through Holland, Belgium and France, good thing we had a tram on hand for the last few miles.
Friday 08/13/10 Runs: 6min 52sec.)
ROGUES & KINGS, VINTAGE PICASSO, THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING...
A major French art event takes the spotlight for summer 2010. A revival in Zurich recreates an historic exhibition from 1932, Open air theatre in London with Rouges & Kings and Rougish Kings aside the Thames. Eugene "O" by the home town team on stage in the West End ..... Friday 06/25/10 Runs: 5min 45 sec.