Handel’s Alcina, by OperaRox, 1

Handel's Alcina will be performed by OperaRox on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 8 p.m., and on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 2 p.m.; Studio Artists Performance is Sunday, February…

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The Federalist Papers, Part 2 (Hamilton 54)

Excerpts from Hamilton's contributions to Federalist Papers 20-36. The Federalist Papers are among Hamilton's most important writings, so I'm going to take my time going through them. For the excerpts from Federalist…

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Monuments of Manhattan for iPhone, iPad

Now available: Monuments of Manhattan videoguide for iPhone and iPad. To see a preview or purchase the app, click here. For history buffs and art lovers, tourists and New Yorkers,…

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The Federalist Papers, Part 1 (Hamilton 53)

Excerpts from Hamilton's contributions to Federalist Papers 1-20, and an exchange of letters with Angelica Schuyler Church. Once the Constitution was written (see last week's post), it had to be…

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Gossaert’s Portrait of a Merchant (Take a Closer Look at Art, 1)

Years ago I heard a great lecturer talk about several wonderful pieces of art. Unlike other lecturers and writers I'd heard, she didn't discuss the significance of the works for the history of art…

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Old & New Kosciuszko Bridges, 2

The Kosciuszko Bridge, opened in 1939, carries I-278 (the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, or BQE) over Newtown Creek, which divides Brooklyn and Queens. My March 2016 post on the construction of the…

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The Annapolis Convention, 1786 (Hamilton 51)

Why, where, and whither the Annapolis Convention? For the past several posts, we've focused on Hamilton's activities as a lawyer in New York in the 1780s: defending former loyalists and working…

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Favorite Photos of 2016

A selection from among the hundreds of photos I took last year. All copyright (c) 2016 Dianne L. Durante More Want wonderful art delivered weekly to your inbox? Members of…

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