Daily Archives: November 25, 2012

Natalia Shevchuk, Piano Recital, Bach-Beethoven-Schumann, Farmington, NH.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

by Anura Guruge

Related posts:
1. Clearlakes Chorale: Nancy DuCette Farris, Chorale Accompanist
>>Nov. 24, 2012.


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Nancy Farris, the scintillating pianist that we have at Clearlakes Chorale, told me about this recital and gave me the above flyer when I saw her yesterday — when I took Devanee for her rehearsal

I thought Nancy said something along the lines that she was going to be involved in someway. I need to get more details. Also not sure whether it is ‘Free’ [i.e., ‘donations]. I called the telephone number. It is the church number. I also checked their Web. I will have to check with Nancy this coming Thursday.

I found this about Natalia online. She graduated in 1994 from Kyiv State Conservatory. She was among the winners of Rachmaninoff’s piano competition in Kyiv in 1993.

Nancy says she is outstanding. Nancy should and would know because Nancy is pretty amazing too. This is the night before we go to Christmas Revels. But, we will try and go.

Alton Christmas Tree Lighting 2012 Will Be On Saturday, December 1, 2012.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

by Anura Guruge

Related posts:
1. Wolfeboro, NH, Christmas Tree Lighting, 2012 — Nov. 24, 2012.
2. The Unique All Black Old Railway Semaphore Signals in Alton
>>Nov. 22, 2012.

The annual Christmas tree lighting in Alton, for 2012, will be on Saturday, December 1, 2012.

You will NOT find that crucial piece of information in the press release that was put out, about the tree lightning, by the Alton ‘Parks and Recreation’ department — the same group responsible for the poor, abused railway semaphore signals at Alton Bay (not to mention the unscheduled fireworks on ‘Old Home Day). Yes, they put out a press release WITHOUT the day and ‘The Baysider‘, as ever obliging, printed it, verbatim, on Thursday, November 22, 2012 — assuming that all interested parties must have ESP.

Here check it out if you find it hard to believe that somebody could put out a press release for an event WITHOUT mentioning when it was taking place!

Click image to access ‘The Baysider’ original if you want to see it with your own two eyes to believe this ludicrousness.

Yes, Josh Spaulding, my friend, the esteemed editor of ‘The Baysider‘ should have checked and fixed it. But, to be fair to Josh, he really is beyond busy and rushed — and he doesn’t have that many qualified staff to help him. So I am loath to blame Josh. He really tries so hard to please all and works like a crazy person. [He is the only person that I know who makes me feel as if I am idle].

It is not just Josh. All the Editors that work for ‘Salmon Press‘ do this — i.e., publish press releases without checking them. A couple years ago I was appalled to read a press release in the Wolfeboro, ‘Granite State News, by a local artist who claimed to be a ‘voyeur‘! Voyeurism is a felony in NH. So here we have a newspaper printing a statement where somebody claims to be a voyeur. I was perturbed enough to e-mail the editor and ask him whether he noticed it. He said he did, but was too busy to clarify or change it. So he just printed it. As far as I know the Wolfeboro or Alton police never investigated this. Hhhhmmm.