When Shirley Verrett switched fachs from mezzo-soprano to soprano much of the opera world didn’t know what to think since hardly ever did a singer make such a drastic transition while still in their vocal prime. One can only assume the constant hemming and hawing from those associated with such a pristine art form that got shaken up over the slightest bit of change must have worn out La Verrett over time. I made this presumption after walking along the fountained plaza of Lincoln Center one day in the late 1980’s to see banners being newly put on display along the cultural center’s entire perimeter which stated in big bold letters:
“SHIRLEY VERRETT – SINGER”
To which I murmured aloud, “What vocal coglioni!”
(If you’re not sure what that foreign word means, good.)
Through those simply worded banners, Shirley Verrett was telling every nay-sayer in the classical world in no uncertain terms to Fach Off.
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“Loose talk about proposals for negotiations is irresponsible. We agreed that it is now time for Boris Johnson to produce his own proposals in writing – if they exist. If no proposals are received by the end of September, then it’s over.”
– Atti Rinne, Prime Minister of Finland and current President of the European Union with Emmanuel Macron, President of France at a Paris press conference on September 18th, 2019.
Going by the words of the EU President Atti Rinne said on September 18th, it appears Britain’s current Prime Minister hasn’t even gotten around to putting any of the United Kingdom’s concerns in writing at this beyond critical stage of the Brexit game.
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With less than a month to go as the imminent deadline of October 31st draws ever nearer for Great Britain to make its final decision whether to retain an active role within the European Union, it’s still anyone’s guess if the United Kingdom goes forward into the future allied with the EU or whether the sovereign nation chooses to withdraw from this European conglomeration of countries and in effect opts to “Brexit”.
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Hot off the press. It’s a Halloween hit of horrifying proportions.
A BOOK SIGNING!
for Brad Kronen’s Latest Book
“We All **SCREAM** for Halloween!
(And Hold our Breath for Christmas)”
Venture into the night and meet the man who is making everyone SCREAM for Halloween!
Thursday, October 24th, 2019 6 – 8 PM
Mystic Journey Bookstore
1624 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice, California 90291
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Brad Kronen’s latest work will have you silently screaming for more due to the entire thing being based in that specific kind of fear that’s by far the most petrifying – REAL LIFE.
So if you dare, venture forward and read at your own risk……and Happy Holidays!
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The two decades prior to the mid-point of the 20th century bear a unique significance on numerous levels – historically, sociologically, ethically, and astronomically. In 1930 an event occurred that not only forever altered Man’s working knowledge of the Solar System, it also permanently changed the foundation of that great cosmic circle in the heavens better known as the Zodiac – the observational discovery of the planet Pluto. Naturally adhering to the cosmic law of “As Above, Is Below”, soon after humanity became aware of Pluto’s existence, our own planet witnessed a number of things take place on the world’s stage that could only be described as being thoroughly Plutonian in essence.
And the most Plutonian of those things was the rise and subsequent fall of
Nazism and the Third Reich.
Nazism was a sociological phenomenon never before seen where an entire nation was brainwashed with an ideology of racist hatred and believed lies. With that said, it’s no cosmic coincidence the evil genius named Josef Goebbels who both orchestrated as well as created this system of societal brainwashing otherwise known as Propaganda was born a Scorpio, the sign ruled by the planet Pluto.
Pluto also oversees anything of an obsessive nature and obsession when placed wholly from within the positive spectrum is called by a different name – “Devotion”. The three greatest devotees within the Third Reich who devoted their every waking energy along with their very lives to Nazism and its supreme leader, Adolf Hitler, are the subject of Brad Kronen’s book entitled, “Evil’s Devotion: Josef Goebbels, Magda Goebbels, & Eva Braun”.
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Not many terms in the English language can bring forth such visceral reactions of fear, shock, and confusion quite like the word “War”. However in this first of its kind book that is unlike any other entitled “The Cosmic Force of War”, renowned astrologer Brad Kronen provides credence that the term “War” may very well possess mystically cosmic connotations as well.
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