Time to Replace the 1812 on the Fourth

Backyard barbecues, beach parties, fireworks, and concerts featuring the 1812 Overture – all traditional parts of the holiday celebrating the independence of our nation.  What’s wrong with this picture?  Why, the 1812 Overture, of course. This marquee finale by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, and many of us look forward to …

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America celebrates – despite Trump

Welcoming summer's glories with friends in Ogunquit, listening languidly to waves lapping the rock-strewn sandy beach, long walks on the Marginal Way, lobster and steamers - life's pleasures endure, despite the despicable political environment. Our nation's birthday is still a cause for celebration. Years ago, we were regulars on the Esplanade for the Boston Pops …

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