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Monday, November 18, 2019

The twenty-five record albums that changed my life (25) by Terry Teachout

Various forms of the records-that-changed-my-life meme have been making the rounds lately, so I came up with my own version, which I call “The Twenty-Five Record Albums That Changed My Lif…

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Just because: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau sings Schubert by Terry Teachout

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau sings “Der Leiermann,” a song from Franz Schubert’s Winterreise, accompanied by Alfred Brendel. This performance, subtitled in English, was taped for German T…

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Almanac: Anthony Hecht on why King Lear speaks to us by Terry Teachout

“It occurs to me that of all Shakespeare’s plays King Lear is the one I have been and continue to be most moved by. It is probably the bleakest of the plays, the most unconsoling.” A…

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Once again, with feeling by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal drama column I review a Pennsylvania revival of Once. Here’s an excerpt. *  *  * The commercial triumph of “Once,” which moved to Broadway in 2012,…

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The twenty-five record albums that changed my life (24) by Terry Teachout

Various forms of the records-that-changed-my-life meme have been making the rounds lately, so I came up with my own version, which I call “The Twenty-Five Record Albums That Changed My Lif…

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Replay: Ray Charles plays “Li’l Darlin’” by Terry Teachout

Ray Charles plays Neal Hefti’s “Li’l Darlin’” with his touring band at the Newport Jazz Festival. This performance, which took place on July 2, 1960, is introduced by Willis Conove…

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Almanac: Disraeli on knowledge and equality by Terry Teachout

“It is knowledge that influences and equalises the social condition of man; that gives to all, however different their political position, passions which are in common, and enjoyments whic…

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

The twenty-five record albums that changed my life (23) by Terry Teachout

Various forms of the records-that-changed-my-life meme have been making the rounds lately, so I came up with my own version, which I call “The Twenty-Five Record Albums That Changed My Lif…

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Almanac: Eric Hoffer on freedom and equality by Terry Teachout

“Where freedom is real, equality is the passion of the masses. Where equality is real, freedom is the passion of a small minority.” Eric Hoffer, The True Believer

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The twenty-five record albums that changed my life (22) by Terry Teachout

Various forms of the records-that-changed-my-life meme have been making the rounds lately, so I came up with my own version, which I call “The Twenty-Five Record Albums That Changed My Lif…

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Is Tina just another jukebox musical? by Terry Teachout

The forty-first episode of Three on the Aisle, the twice-monthly podcast in which Peter Marks, Elisabeth Vincentelli, and I talk about theater in America, is now available on line for l…

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Snapshot: “How to Behave in Britain” by Terry Teachout

“A Welcome to Britain” (later retitled “How to Behave in Britain”), a World War II training film “presented by the War Office to U.S. Troops arriving in the United Kingdom” and s…

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Almanac: Bill Bryson on nostalgia by Terry Teachout

“On another continent, 4,000 miles away, I became quietly seized with that nostalgia that overcomes you when you have reached the middle of your life and your father has recently died and …

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The twenty-five record albums that changed my life (21) by Terry Teachout

Various forms of the records-that-changed-my-life meme have been making the rounds lately, so I came up with my own version, which I call “The Twenty-Five Record Albums That Changed My Lif…

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Monday, November 11, 2019

The twenty-five record albums that changed my life (20) by Terry Teachout

Various forms of the records-that-changed-my-life meme have been making the rounds lately, so I came up with my own version, which I call “The Twenty-Five Record Albums That Changed My Lif…

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The eleventh day of the eleventh month by Terry Teachout

I posted this for the first time on November 11, 2008. It’s still relevant, and (I suspect) always will be. * * * On October 9, 1918, an HMV sound engineer named Will Gaisberg set up a pri…

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Just because: Alger Hiss and Whittaker Chambers meet face to face before HUAC by Terry Teachout

British Pathé newsreel coverage of the hearing of the House Committee on Un-American Activities on August 25, 1948, during which Alger Hiss and Whittaker Chambers publicly confronted one an…

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Almanac: Dostoyevsky on martyrdom by Terry Teachout

“Men reject their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and honor those they have slain.” Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov (trans. Constance Garnett)

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Triumph of the robots by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal I review two new musicals, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical and Cyrano. Here’s an excerpt. *  *  * Yet another new jukebox biomusical, “Tina: The Tina T…

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A land without classics by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal “Sightings” column, I explain how American theaters rarely perform older plays—and what effect that has on our theatrical culture. Here’s an excerpt.…

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The twenty-five record albums that changed my life (19) by Terry Teachout

Various forms of the records-that-changed-my-life meme have been making the rounds lately, so I came up with my own version, which I call “The Twenty-Five Record Albums That Changed My Lif…

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Replay: Buddy Rich appears on The Mike Douglas Show by Terry Teachout

Buddy Rich appears with his band on a 1967 episode of The Mike Douglas Show: (This is the latest in a series of arts- and history-related videos that appear in this space each Monday, Wednes…

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Almanac: H.L. Mencken on justice by Terry Teachout

“Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice.” H.L. Mencken,  “Footnote on Criticism”

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Hear me talking to you (cont’d) by Terry Teachout

Titus Techera, who hosts a podcast for the American Cinema Foundation on which he and his guests discuss important films of the past and present, invited me back for the latest in a series o…

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The twenty-five record albums that changed my life (18) by Terry Teachout

Various forms of the records-that-changed-my-life meme have been making the rounds lately, so I came up with my own version, which I call “The Twenty-Five Record Albums That Changed My Lif…

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Almanac: John Galsworthy on justice by Terry Teachout

“Justice is a machine that, when someone has once given it the starting push, rolls on of itself.” John Galsworthy, Justice

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The twenty-five record albums that changed my life (17) by Terry Teachout

Various forms of the records-that-changed-my-life meme have been making the rounds lately, so I came up with my own version, which I call “The Twenty-Five Record Albums That Changed My Lif…

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Snapshot: The Platters appear on The Perry Como Show by Terry Teachout

The Platters perform on The Perry Como Show. This episode was originally telecast by NBC on February 18, 1956: (This is the latest in a series of arts- and history-related videos that appea…

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Almanac: Jon Hassler on everyday sanctity by Terry Teachout

“Dear God, don’t take Adrian away from me. This is the man I’ve been drawing strength from since I was eleven years old. Never a vigorous man. Not a brilliant man. Not a man whose pass…

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The twenty-five record albums that changed my life (16) by Terry Teachout

Various forms of the records-that-changed-my-life meme have been making the rounds lately, so I came up with my own version, which I call “The Twenty-Five Record Albums That Changed My Lif…

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Almanac: Jon Hassler on eyes by Terry Teachout

“She watched his eyes. Why is it that some people display themselves in their eyes, she wondered, while others do not? Her own eyes, she well knew, usually displayed only what she wanted t…

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