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    Bolshoi Ballet on You Tube

    We watched Sleeping Beauty last night from the Bolshoi. They are doing several free ballets and operas per week. The current one stays available until the next one. Larry


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  2. Re: Clint Eastwood listens to records at his home in 1959.

    In 1988 Eastwood directed and produced the biopic 'Bird' the story of the great jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker. The same year he was executive producer of Thelonious Monk, Straight No Chaser, a...
  3. Re: Met in HD Live - One Free Opera a night - online for 20 hours

    Yes, rebroadcasts. They have suspended their season for the time being, so no live broadcasts. Many of their Live at the Met HD performances have been released on blu-ray. I have the Carmen that...
  4. Met in HD Live - One Free Opera a night - online for 20 hours

    https://www.metopera.org/

    Starts tonight with Carmen - 7:30PM Eastern Daylight Time (US) and then available for the next 20 hours.

    First week of operas announced.

    Larry
  5. Berlin Philharmonic Digital Hall Subscription Free for 30 days

    https://www.berliner-philharmoniker....-concert-hall/
    Includes their back catalogue of 600 concerts online. Free subscription for 30 days, can sign up until March 30. Cancellation not required.
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    Re: The Jane Monheit Concert – Naples, FL

    Jane's "Over the Rainbow" CD is used by audiophile shops to test their equipment. That is how I heard it for the first time. Wonderful singer. Larry
  7. Re: Anyone planning go build a home theater? Here’s the sub.

    Sounds like this is from Bruce Thigpen who (IIRC) designed the linear tracking tone arm (ET2) that some of us used in the '80's and '90's. They also had a big planar speaker back then, very...
  8. Re: Anyone planning go build a home theater? Here’s the sub.

    Remember the speaker in the first scene of Back to the Future? Larry
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  9. Re: Is Rock & Roll Dead, Just no one called the time?

    I was asked by a vendor to help in his room at the California Audio Show this summer in the San Francisco area. The room featured Reel to Reel tape and I made up a couple of mix tapes to play. I...
  10. Re: Is Rock & Roll Dead, Just no one called the time?

    From my perspective, I began listening to popular music (music that was not classical or jazz) in the '50's. So Perry Como, Eddie Fisher, Andy Williams, Patti Page, the Kingston Trio, and orchestras...
  11. Re: Is Rock & Roll Dead, Just no one called the time?

    I looked up Arena Rock and it didn't quite match what I thought it would be. Our niece's husband is a partner in the entertainment architecture firm in London called Stufish. They are most famous...
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    Sticky: Re: Styles of Jazz Music

    I am very much a beginner in the appreciation of jazz. I didn't have really any jazz music until 2016, when I bought a very large collection of tape safety masters, so I missed this thread until...
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    Re: Top Value Under $500.00

    https://www.audioshark.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=27300&stc=1

    The great Elac B5 (now version 5.2) speakers designed by Andrew Jones. $289 a pair!

    Larry
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    Re: Versa Dynamics - John Bicht

    I owned a Versa 1.0 (whatever the lower priced model was) back in the late '80's or early '90's.. My dealer at the time knew that I had been talking about getting a super high end turntable, but it...
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    Re: Super Bowl prediction

    Great predictions!
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    Re: Super Bowl prediction

    A story related to the 49er's and Super Bowl.

    My Superbowl story is from not quite 41 years ago. Our daughter was just 10 years old and an avid sports fan. Being born in 1979 and growing up in the...
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    Re: Super Bowl prediction

    Best pure passer - finally someone is giving Terry Bradshaw his due!
  18. Re: Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire: What are the best Amp and speaker combinations you've ever heard?

    Very impressed by the combination of Rockport Lyra and Doshi Amps (better than Magico Q7 and Constellation to my ears).

    My Avantgarde Duos and Cary 2A3 Signature mono SET amps from 17 years ago...
  19. Re: Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire: What are the best Amp and speaker combinations you've ever heard?

    The famed Dancing House in Prague - originally named Fred and Ginger Building.
    https://www.audioshark.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=27082&stc=1
  20. Re: Classical Music Only | What You're Listening to Now, Or Very Recently | Any Mediums :

    We saw Jennifer Pike in June playing in a small private concert at the famed violin shop Beare's near Wigmore Hall in London. She was demonstrating four violins that Beare had for sale - 3 Strads and...
  21. Re: blue note records' transition from mono to stereo recording

    Thanks again. I checked the mono, fake stereo and stereo list. For those issued in mono and fake stereo (ps), I just have two - Art Blakey and Jazz Messengers at Birdland Volume 2 - recorded in...
  22. Re: blue note records' transition from mono to stereo recording

    Thanks for the very interesting article, particularly the change of placement of instruments to allow for easier blending of bass in the two channels. I have several 15ips 2 track tape Blue Note...
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    Re: Hearing Aids for audiophiles?

    Tom, your post is very interesting. When we talked to audiologists at our local medical school (UCSF), they told us that the hearing aids they used and the programs for those hearing aids are...
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    Re: What was your first high-end component ever?

    Mine was the predecessor to the Maggie II, the Maggie 2167-F (glad they changed the names of their models) bought almost a decade earlier. I probably still had my big Pioneer receiver and Dual...
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    Re: RIP Dave Brubeck

    We spent a long afternoon visiting Dave and Iola Brubeck at their home in Connecticut in June of 1987. We were visiting my parents who lived in Stamford, CT to drop off our then eight year old...
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