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    July 29, 1905– Stanley Kunitz, American poet, was named Poet Laureate twice in his stellar career. “Poetry is ultimately mythology, the telling of stories of the soul. The old myths, the old gods, the old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our minds, waiting for our call. We have […]
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    Beatrix Potter was born on July 28, 1866, and she became known as one of the most beloved authors of thirty children’s stories. Who can forget Peter Rabbit? Or Jemima Puddleduck? While such quaint little stories may have fallen out of fashion today, I think it’s time to reinvestigate what is so delightful and assuring […]
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    July 27, 1890, the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh shot himself at Auvers-sur-Oise, and then died of the injuries two days later. Why is it that, too often, great art and a surfeit of emotional intensity go hand in hand? Don McLean’s haunting tribute to the artist, “Vincent,” is beautiful: Now, I understand what you […]
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    July 26, 1943 “A lot of times songs are very much of a moment, that you just encapsulate. They come to you, you write them, you feel good that day, or bad that day.” Please enjoy “You Can’t Always Get What You Want“: “No, you can’t always get what you wantYou can’t always get what […]
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    On July 25, 1975, “A Chorus Line” debuted on Broadway. The show closed in 1990 after 6,137 performances. “Kiss today goodbyeThe sweetness and the sorrowWish me luck, the same to youBut I can’t regretWhat I did for love, what I did for love…” Continue reading →

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