Sunday, January 14, 2018

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Kathleen Battle and Wynton Marsalis - Baroque Duet - Let the Bright Seraphim

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George Frideric Händel - Let the Bright Seraphim from "Samson"

Kathleen Battle: soprano
Wynton Marsalis: trumpeter

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! (Monday, January 15)

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Wynton Marsalis, a trumpeter, composer, rare virtuoso in classical and jazz, the Managing & Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Director of Jazz Studies at Juilliard (, was a keynote speaker at the first Jazz Congress conference livestreamed on January 11, 2018. WATCH: Jazz Congress Day 1, Session 1: Jazz and Race, Gender and Jazz - Jazz at Lincoln Center ( (discussion begins around 23:00))

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Will Self-Driving Cars Ruin New York?

"Currently being test-driven in cities across the USA, having collectively undergone millions of miles of successful road-tests, it is only a matter of time before road-testing begins in New York City." Read the article: Will Self-Driving Cars Ruin New York? by Vincent Stokes on November 28, 2016

Plan to relieve Manhattan gridlock with tolls gains momentum

Via AP: "The idea, called “congestion pricing,” involves using electronic tolling technology to charge fees to vehicles entering the most heavily trafficked parts of town during certain hours.

(...) "Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed it for New York a decade ago and got a firm rejection from lawmakers who said drivers headed into Manhattan already get slammed enough by bridge and highway tolls and high parking fees.

(...) "Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat who said last summer that “congestion pricing” is an idea whose time has come, could unveil a plan to implement a system as early as next week." Read the story: Plan to relieve Manhattan gridlock with tolls gains momentum by Frank Eltman

Friday, January 05, 2018

Mamamoo - Paint Me

New song by Mamamoo - Hey, do these singers play piano, or are they just being ornaments? I'm not even gonna look up to check if any of them actually play; I'll just assume they can' that anti-singers or just sexist? Related link: LG G5 Mamamoo