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Snow is perfectly fine when you have nothing to do.  I awoke to this. 14th January 2013.  And still it comes…  

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Verdi: Otello – Horror in Tragedy

For my third instalment on the great composer Giuseppe Verdi, I’m jumping forward to his last but one opera – Otello. Why do this at such an early stage? Well, because I note that Otello is being performed by Opera North from January to March, and if I can help sell a single ticket for […]

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Verdi: Macbeth And Terror At The Opera

Who needs a happy ending? Not me, for sure. Recently, and I wish I’d tagged it, the great Clive Barker declared on Facebook that any any good horror avoids a happy ending. I’m no fan of romance either, not in books and generally not in film. Opera is about the only place for romance, yet […]

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2013 – We’re Coming To Get You

New Year’s Eve. Who can believe it? Where did 2012 go? Some might say it was such a stinker of a year that it’s good riddance – and I might be one of them. I decided to have a chat with my friendly witch – sorry, old friend – author Julia Kavan to see what […]

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Sunny and Julia Kavan? How Unlikely

Continuing my lookalikes posts, here is one that will floor you. One is the brilliant horror writer (I declare my interest) Julia Kavan, the other actress Sunny La Rose. Sunny La Rose stars in the brutal horror film, Keepsake

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