Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (18 March 1844 – 21 June 1908)
Russian composer, and a member of the group of composers known as The Five. He was a master of orchestration. His best-known orchestral compositions—Capriccio Espagnol, the Russian Easter Festival Overture, and the symphonic suite Scheherazade—are staples of the classical music repertoire, along with suites and excerpts from some of his 15 operas. (Wikipedia)
From our stacks: 1. Frontispiece “Rimsky-Korsakof From a portrait by Serof” from Rimsky-Korsakof By M. Montagu-Nathan. New York: Duffield and Company, 1917. 2. Spine detail from My Musical Life. Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakoff. Translated from the Revised Second Russian Edition by Judah A. Joffe. Edited with an Introduction by Carl Van Vechten. New York: Tudor Publishing Co., 1936.
It’s official – Britain will have more women members of Parliament than ever before.
On a dramatic night that shook the political establishment to its core and forced Prime Minister Theresa May to place her Conservative Party into a coalition with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party, some 207 female lawmakers were elected to the House of Commons.
With one seat yet to be declared, that number already surpasses the 196 elected in the 2015 vote and subsequent by-elections.
One of the biggest surprises came in Canterbury, Kent, where Rosie Duffield clinched the seat for Labour for the first time since 1918.
There was also history made in the constituency of Birmingham Edgbaston, where Preet Kaur Gill became the first Sikh women to be elected to Parliament.
The Green Party’s Caroline Lucas retains her seat in Brighton Pavilion.
Caroline Lucas, the Green Party’s only member of Parliament, retained her seat in Brighton Pavilion with a healthy majority.
Labour’s Diane Abbott, the shadow home secretary, and Emily Thornberry, the shadow foreign minister, both enjoyed successful evenings Thursday.
Labour may not have won the election (at the moment no one has), but the seat in my home town Canterbury has been Conservative for 100 years. No matter what happens in this hung parliament, Labour have made history. So proud of young voters who went out and voiced their opinion! 🌹
The Permanent Rain Press at the 2017 Leo Awards. (Watch in HD)
Our 2017 Leo Awards Red Carpet coverage featuring interviews with Taylor Hickson, Osric Chau, Sara Canning, the cast of Freeform’s Beyond, and more! Segments include nominated and upcoming projects, and on-the-spot trivia on ice cream and the Spice Girls.
Happy Birthday Elizabeth Barrett Browning! (6 March 1806 – 29 June 1861)
One of the most prominent English poets of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime. (Wikipedia)
From our stacks: 1. Frontispiece “Elizabeth Barrett Browning.” from Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Poetical Works. In Five Volumes. Vol. I. New-York: Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1885. and 2. Sonnet XVIII from Sonnets from the Portuguese By Elizabeth Barrett Browning. New York: Duffield & Company, 1909.