Reminiscing about the 1980s in Manhattan...

...I present an old souvenir, probably from my thirtieth birthday, when Bobby Short sang Happy Birthday to me at Café Carlyle. No, this was some years earlier, when Joe Bushkin-- pianist, singer and composer, friend and colleague of Frank Sinatra, appeared at the Carlyle. What an exciting show he put on, which included his signature hit, "Oh, Look at Me Now". The late singer and pianist, Bobby Short had a home in France. He also lived across 57th Street from Carnegie Hall, in an elegant beaux-arts building. He had a lot of sartorial style, great taste, and lived very well. There's a photo of him in an old book about men's wear that we have in our library. He brought happiness to so many people.

Elīna Garanča and Anna Netrebko– Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle

150 Minutes of the Grandest Opera Music, by Giuseppe Verdi

Recipes from Real California Milk