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Thursday, September 27, 2012

West Side Story

Too busy to blog, or just too lazy.  You figure it out.

Sue tells me about a murder in Holbrook.  In the parking lot adjacent to Main Street and Union Ave.   Right outside Momo's.  I have never been there.

These things don't happen in Holbrook, our sleepy town at what used to be a few miles past the last exit on the LIE.

This day in history "On September 26, 1957, West Side Story, composed by Leonard Bernstein, opens at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway. For the groundbreaking musical, Bernstein provided a propulsive and rhapsodic score that many celebrate as his greatest achievement as a composer. However, even without the triumph of West Side Story, Bernstein's place in musical history was firmly established. In addition to his work as a composer, the "Renaissance man of music" excelled as a conductor, a concert pianist, and a teacher who brought classical music to the masses."

I am sure everyone knows that in West Side Story, there is also a stabbing, and although the circumstances are different, it is sad to here when anyone is killed.

The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The members of the Sharks from Puerto Rico are taunted by the Jets, a white working-class group.[3] The young protagonist, Tony, one of the Jets, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks...Tony ends up stabbing Bernardo

After dinner, Luke and I try to catch some fish at Lake Ronkonkoma....we are one fish each away from getting totally skunked.

Back home the family settles in to watch Survivor.  The Fall TV season is in full swing now.  With sunset at like 7pm, it is dinner, homework, TV, and early to bed.  I think I went upstairs around 10PM.

Photo of the day "West Side Story"

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