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Romula Larrea Show Off the Tango Revolution

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romulo-larrea-ensemble-300x263 By JUDY GELMAN MYERS Despite the popular image of the tango as a dance performed by stiff-necked couples dressed in tails and chiffon jerking their heads about like lizards, tango as an artform issued forth from the poor urban districts of Buenos Aires and Montevideo at the end of the 19th century, forged by working-class European [&hellip
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A Heartbreaking Rigoletto

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Verdi’s Triumph On Screen By Judy Gelman Myers In 1832, French authorities shut down Victor Hugo’s play Le Roi S’amuse—a portrait of absolute power gone dissolutely amok, set in the court of Francis I—the day after it opened. Composer Giuseppe Verdi, however, was so taken with the work that he used it as the basis [&hellip
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