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Old 12-30-2012, 08:21 AM
 
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I like playing in them (musicals). I can't tell you how much fun it is. I haven't played all of the Wagner, but most operas and lots of musicals, West Side Story being my favorite. Lots of ballet, too, which is usually much harder music. Not Les Mis, not yet, but I hope to.

I can't tell what joy it is to play in an orchestra, which I have been doing since I was 12 -

 
Old 12-30-2012, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I often like musicals as stage productions and rarely like them on film. I will see with this one. Although I did like the Chipmunks on film
Ha!! So did I So, I guess I do have of that there class.
 
Old 12-30-2012, 05:13 PM
 
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Ha!! So did I So, I guess I do have of that there class.
Umbria, break down and go see the movie.
 
Old 12-30-2012, 06:34 PM
 
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Ha!! So did I So, I guess I do have of that there class.
We watched the chipmunks Xmas special last week the old one
 
Old 12-31-2012, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Umbria, break down and go see the movie.
This is one that I'll wait til it's at the library. I have the movie (no singing) with Liam Neeson/Uma Thurman and another older version with Victor Hughes/Jean Gabin (no singing).

Have a Happy New Year all you retired CDers - and try to behave yourselves
 
Old 12-31-2012, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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This is one that I'll wait til it's at the library.
I love getting CDs and DVDs at the library. Haven't been to a theater in 5-6 years now. Looking forward to seeing the new movie when the library gets it, though. Should be another 6 months or so.
 
Old 12-31-2012, 09:49 AM
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Location: Cody, WY
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Am I the only one here who reads? The last few posts seem to indicate that.
 
Old 12-31-2012, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I love getting CDs and DVDs at the library. Haven't been to a theater in 5-6 years now. Looking forward to seeing the new movie when the library gets it, though. Should be another 6 months or so.
I don't remember the last time I went to a movie theater - it's been a long long time. I get lots of DVDs and books at the library. We have 40 of them in our county and the books fly between all 40 - it's gotten to be a busy place since this recession. Yes, you do have to wait but I get on a waiting list as soon as a book/DVD gets posted in the library's web site.

Happy in WY - Yes, I do read, in fact~~~~~~(drum roll) I just read the Fifty Shades of Grey series
 
Old 12-31-2012, 10:36 AM
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Happy in WY - Yes, I do read, in fact~~~~~~(drum roll) I just read the Fifty Shades of Grey series
I read some reviews which did not impress me. My last book was a fascinating item, Pagan Christmas. It's a fascinating study delving into the ethnobotany of Christmas. I've appended a link.

Now I have another question? What do people think in general of mysteries with recipes included or of mysteries with talking animals who are usually the first to solve the crime. What about mystery series set in bookstores, craft stores, restaurants, etc. or who have specific hobbies usually associated with women? What about mysteries with a bit of the paranormal?

I'm referring to cozies, not blood and guts stuff. I'm interested in discovering if I'm the only man who likes these as they always have female protagonists. One of my favorites is Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity series.

http://www.amazon.com/Pagan-Christma...agan+christmas

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Old 12-31-2012, 11:22 AM
 
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I don't remember the last time I went to a movie theater - it's been a long long time. I get lots of DVDs and books at the library. We have 40 of them in our county and the books fly between all 40 - it's gotten to be a busy place since this recession. Yes, you do have to wait but I get on a waiting list as soon as a book/DVD gets posted in the library's web site.

Happy in WY - Yes, I do read, in fact~~~~~~(drum roll) I just read the Fifty Shades of Grey series
I had yet to see a great film adaptation of any great novel till I saw this current Les Mis movie. I also recently went to see the new movie Anna Karenina (Tolstoi) fearing the worst, and I was instinctively right. That was the first great novel I read in high school and even at that age I understood her complex character and her dilemma. The new movie is a 2-dimensional look at her life with so much Hollywood glitz, I almost left the theater. The novel was not about throwing herself under the train but the movie made that the big dramatic moment of the book, which is a real shame. And the guy they cast as Vronsky (her lover) was completely non-believable in that role. For me, seeing certain movies on the big theater screen as opposed to on a TV makes all the difference. The Les Mis scenes will not come across on a TV.
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