Hood River: Where Simple Dreams become the most Alluring Reality

​Performing in Oregon is one of my favorite things to do. However, i must confess that Hood River is by far my dreamland. The truth is that this place has pretty much everything I am looking for in a city. On the large scheme, Hood River is small but only 1 hr away from an international Air Port. It's clean, simple, pretty and quite relaxing. This ...

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Springboard Winery

This past Sunday, April 23rd I had the pleasure to perform over at Springboard in Ellensburg, WA. This cozy, intimate tasting room in the heart of the city is the perfect place to taste wine with the assistance of people like Nate who can tell you everything about the elixirs in the shop. My attention was drawn to the Redwood, a red blend based pri...

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Mistakes vs Mistakes

Making a mistake on stage is normal. However, attitude is crucial for the audience (and the critics) to have mercy. It all boils down to your first reaction and your relationship with the music and your fellow musicians on stage. "To play a wrong note is insignificant... to play without Passion is INEXCUSABLE" - BeethovenThe truth is that EVERY MUS...

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The Magic of Writing a Book!

A general guideline I was taught since a very early age goes about those lines: it is important to remember to put 100% of your efforts, never giving up but most importantly have the wisdom to know when to be patient and when to press hard. Anyone can write a book just the same way anyone can learn how to make music or drive a car. The important pa...

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Welcome to 2017

Back in December 31st, 2012, one of my Life-Mentors said that the Universe will never toss us anything we cannot handle. Following this thought, I came to the realization that we have no excuse to be drifting in life waiting for things to happen. On the contrary, we MUST plan as if failing is not an option. When you plan your life, you will find ch...

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Roger Hamilton - Wealth Dynamics

Back in 2014, I was given the opportunity to meet Roger Hamilton at conference in Los Angeles. At the time most of my reading was focused on personal development. Wealth Dynamics is a program that looks into a personality and seeks to find the natural path. At the time, I was trying to figure out my personal challenges at very personal levels. I mu...

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from 7 Canciones Populares Españolas

Siete canciones populares españolas ("Seven Spanish Folksongs") is a 1914 set of traditional Spanish songs arranged for soprano and piano by the composer Manuel de Falla. Besides being Falla's most-arranged composition and one of his most popular, it is one of the most frequently performed sets of Spanish-language art songs. The set was dedicated t...

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Luciano Marazzo - An die ferne Geliebte #6 (Beethoven)

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Luciano Marazzo - En Sourdine (Faure)

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When Opera and Guitar Collide, this beautiful thing happens

Alfredo Kraus Auditorium hosts the ninth edition of the traditional cycle Masters Guitar, a must for lovers of the six strings to be held on 17, 18 and 19 November appointment. This new installment of the meeting will bring together a selection of artists who will delight the audience: the virtuoso ingeniense Jose Maria Ramirez Martin; Touché eclec...

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Placido keeps at it like he always did!

Last October, Placido Domingo renewed his contract as the General Director of the LA Opera (Los Angeles) through the end of the 21-22 Season. Domingo has always been a substantial person in the administration of LA Opera since it's opening in1986 with a performance of Verdi's Otello that featured the singer as the title role. Domingo primarily serv...

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Duane Waterman makes the best desert guitars

In 1973 I went searching for a guitar maker to make a special acoustic instrument for me. Instead, I was introduced to - and then became obsessed with - the art/craft/science of guitar making. The more I learned about guitar making the more I was drawn to it. Not long after this introduction, I decided to pursue musical instrument making as my voca...

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Lady Windermere's Fan

Lady Windermere's Fan, A Play About a Good Woman is a four-act comedy by Oscar Wilde, first produced 22 February 1892 at the St James's Theatre in London. The play was first published in 1893. Like many of Wilde's comedies, it bitingly satirizes the morals of society. The story concerns Lady Windermere, who suspects that her husband is having an af...

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2016.05.08 - Moscow, ID > Maialina's Pizzeria

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