Category Archives: Divas

Now there was a night in the theatre.

Whilst Lucian Mann-Chomedy took in the pre-opera lecture, I sat on a bench in the middle of University Avenue, enjoying a rather exquisite four-cheese macaroni and cheese baked to perfection as I read a very good biography of Tudor matriarch, … Continue reading

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Two Weddings, A Baby, A Gaggle of Racial Predators and Hadrian’s frightful ghost.

The recent wedding of the Duke of Huescar to his handsome bride was a stunning bit of theatre. He is, of course, the future Duke of Alba, grandson of one of the grandest nobles of the last century, the inimitable … Continue reading

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Aretha!

Sweet sweet sweet and blissful dream, dear sweet sweet sweet Aretha! _____________________________________________ Franklin, Aretha 25/3/1942<O>16/8/2018 Michael: This fragment is a fifth-level mature artisan — third life thereat.  Aretha is in the power mode with a goal of dominance.  An idealist, … Continue reading

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Winnie Mandela… Amandla!

For standing up to the absurd indignity of the racial predator with their absurd construct, Apartheid, in your homeland, Winnie Mandela thank you so much; were it not for you, Nelson Mandela would never have made it out of Robben … Continue reading

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Two Albrechts but what a Giselle!

Second night in London and there was still lots of snow — at least, by London standards; after Montréal where three feet of snow is no horror, 1.5 inches seemed to have arrested London in its tracks — I was … Continue reading

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Also, Coming in June…

A SIX VOLUME MICHAEL OVERLEAVES APPENDIX. This is Volume I of VI of Michael Overleaves which were channelled by Authentic Michael Channellers™ (accept no substitutes).  Each volume is a companion to I of VI volumes of the memoirs of task … Continue reading

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Because It’s April Fools, That’s Why!

That aside, I can’t wait for La Streep’s upcoming turn as Florence Foster Jenkins… until next month, this will have to do for April Fools! ______________________________ ©2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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Natalie Cole 6/2/50_31/12/15

I am so devastated by this loss that I don’t even have the time to do the usual due diligence of listing credits. So poised, elegant, admirable, fabulous, fantastic… could scat/vocalese just as stratospherically as Ella Fitzgerald. From seeing her … Continue reading

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I Can Explain.

© 2001 Rachelle Ferrell Live Vienne, France. Piano/Vocals: Rachelle Ferrell. La voix.  The most extraordinary griot.  No instrument surpasses the emotive strata of the human voice. ___________________ © 2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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Strange Fruit… the gold standard.

© 1992 Diana Ross Live © 1993 Diana Ross Live.  Stolen Moments: The Lady Sings… Jazz and Blues. Bass: Ron Carter Trumpet: Jon Faddis Trumpet: Roy Hargrove Without doubt, the strongest Diana Ross live performance ever.  Poignant.  Moving.  Those large … Continue reading

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