The Return of the King

Go watch the trailer… Leading up to the December 17 release of The Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King, the final film Peter Jackson’s epic trilogy, New Line Cinema will bring moviegoers an exclusive, ONE-time-only in-theater event: The Lord of the Rings Special Extended Edition Screening Engagement. The schedule for this special … Continue reading The Return of the King

Te Deum laudamus

After the complete victory over the Arians, saint Ambrose wrote a hymn of praise: Te Deum laudamus – We praise you, Lord. Two years later, when all the faithful were assembled in Milano to witness the baptism of Saint Augustine, this hymn of praise was sung to those baptized. An early biography of Augustine writes: … Continue reading Te Deum laudamus

Compare/Contrast

“The `real world`… An idea no longer of any use, Not even a duty any longer… An idea grown useless… A refuted idea: let us abolish it!” – Friedrich Nietzsche in Twilight of the Idols “…they became futile in their understanding, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise they became fools…” … Continue reading Compare/Contrast

Alan Stivell

If there is a single savior of Celtic music, Alan Stivell is probably it.

Since the end of the 1960s, he has done more to revive interest in the Celtic (specifically Breton) harp than anyone in the world and, in the process, almost singlehandedly made the world aware of native Breton Celtic music.

Since 1971, he has been recording albums of extraordinary beauty and diversity, ranging from ancient Breton and Irish material to modern folk-rock and progressive rock.

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