Leonard Nimoy honored by the town of Vulcan



Leonard Nimoy honored by the town of Vulcan

http://www.csmonitor.com/From-the-news-wires/2010/0621/Leonard-Nimoy-honored-by-the-town-of-Vulcan

Leonard Nimoy spoke to citizens of Vulcan, Canada at an event for the world’s most famous Vulcan. “I figured it was time to come home,” Leonard Nimoy said.

Leonard Nimoy was overwhelmed during a visit to Vulcan, Canada after residents in the Star Trek-themed town arranged a parade in his honor. In this file photo, Leonard Nimoy appears with William Shatner.

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Loreena McKinnett, Mists of Avalon and a poem.


More Loreena McKinnett.  I like to read my poem, Boudicca’s Daughters, to the beginning refrains of this. (See my poetry page)

The Lady of Shalott (via Spirit Lights The Way)


Loreena McKinnett. Listen and relax or cry or … Just listen.

If you’ve never heard Loreena McKennitt sing before, prepare to be wowed. In The Lady of Shalott, Loreena plays the harp and plucks her audience’s heart strings as she sings Lord Tennyson’s poem from Arthurian legend accompanied by instrumentals that transcend the stage and vocals that soar through the night sky: Stay tuned . . . … Read More

via Spirit Lights The Way

Composers and musicians born today: June 21


This date, June 21, 1732, would have found one of the Bach boys being born. Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach.   The ninth son of Johann Sebastian Bach, sometimes referred to as the “Bückeburg Bach”.  Johan Christoph wrote well over 200 works for keyboard, chamber, orchestral, oratorio and cantata, and more.