Gustavo Dudamel to Become Paris Opera’s New Music Director
Flying Pigs’ Auction online Americana auction on April 12 included the sale of a Victor Talking Machine phonograph, selling at $2,460. That’s no small change!
Opéra National de Paris Cancels May Productions of ‘Tosca’ & ‘The Queen of Spades’
Vinyl outsold CDs in 2020
A fascinating account surfaced recently for making a replacement reproducer for a phonograph. This kind of DIY is really inspiring and would have been applauded by the early inventors of phonograph technology. Also, as one of the comments says, the cat’s name MUST be Nipper.
A Phil Donan-approved commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune.
Collectors of vintage technology are still making headlines around the world. For example, Mr. L. M. Lakshmanan of Chettinad Vintage Gallery in Pillaiyarpatti, Tirupattur Taluk in Sivaganga district in India: although his main collections are vintage automobiles, he also owns an Edison phonograph as well as telephones and transistors. He says he obtained the phonograph […]
In Paris, where Nemo begins the Shattered story, current Coronavirus restrictions mean those few who have access to the Louvre will find it uncanny.
The past few weeks have seen the passing of some legends of both the opera and ballet worlds, both of which intersect in Shattered (as it’s focused around the Palais Garnier, now a ballet theatre but which was once, of course, the Paris Opera). Patrick Dupond, a flamboyant star of the Paris Opera Ballet who […]