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Chicago's Loop - A New Walking Tour with Geoffrey Baer
Chicago's Loop - A New Walking Tour with Geoffrey Baer
DVD ~ Geoffrey Baer
3 used & new from $42.97

5.0 out of 5 stars Where the skyscraper was invented, and exported to this day, June 22, 2014
I live in Chicago and studied architecture. This DVD was produced for our local PBS station in 2011. Yet, it includes every current important building from what was left behind after the Chicago Fire to the Trump Tower with its now-installed controversial Trump name (not visible in 2011). WHY Amazon is pricing it at this outrageous price is beyond me. You can order it on-line from the Chicago History Museum or the Chicago Architecture Foundation for $19.99 plus tax; If you live in Chicago, you can simply walk into the shops and avoid the UPS postage. The photography is truly magnificent; the original airing was during a pledge drive, of course, where they were asking $60 for the DVD. Still, it is the best of the Geoffrey Baer "tours" to date. It is certainly NOT a "rare" or out of print DVD. It's indispensable for any architecture buff. Once you see it, you'll want to come to Chicago (in the summer).


Vista Explorer 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Tripod Bag
Vista Explorer 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Tripod Bag
Price: $19.95
10 used & new from $18.37

5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you could want in a portable tripod., June 12, 2014
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It's sturdy, compact, and the base screws onto your camera base, so you can quickly slip the camera onto the tripod. Well made.


Swan Lake: Matthew Bourne
Swan Lake: Matthew Bourne
DVD ~ Richard Winsor
Offered by MightySilver
Price: $19.93
37 used & new from $15.94

5.0 out of 5 stars Not a first choice for Swan Lake, BUT, June 12, 2014
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You need to have an "authentic" Swan Lake" in your library, but if you do, this is very entertaining. Sort of like "Black Swan".


Maria Stuarda
Maria Stuarda
DVD ~ Joyce DiDonato
Offered by MUSICROCKSUSA
Price: $18.16
26 used & new from $10.23

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A tour de force, June 12, 2014
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This review is from: Maria Stuarda (DVD)
I was beginning to give up hope that this would appear on DVD. For those of us old enough to remember the "glory days" of the great bel canto singers of the 50s, 60s and early 70s, and who bemoan the state of current opera singing technique, you can, no MUST buy this DVD. Joyce DiDonato's final scene contains some of the most beautiful singing I have ever heard. Such a tiny "heroine", with a vocal range that astounded me. If you enjoyed "The Enchanted Island", this is even better. The rest of the cast is outstanding as well.


The Enchanted Island (The Metropolitan Opera HD Live 2011)
The Enchanted Island (The Metropolitan Opera HD Live 2011)
DVD ~ David Daniels
Price: $24.29
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5.0 out of 5 stars SO extraordinary-- like nothing I've ever seen at the Met, August 22, 2013
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I saw the Met Theater broadcast of this "Pastice" opera-- it's composed of arias from different baroque composers, including operas and oratorios.The staging is spectacular, the cast has no weak link, and if you saw the TV broadcast, you know it was special. The lyrics are a hoot! (They bear no relation to the original lyrics of the arias, and it is sung in English with excellent English subtitles. Truly a gem, a masterpiece that is "loosely" based on the plot of The Tempest and one other Shakespeare play. Costuming is superb. Better singing you will not hear today for Baroque music. Pure fun and delight. Note: The first act is longer than the second-- it should have ended after Neptune's (Domingo) scene. But that's something you can correct when you watch the DVD. A must have for any serious DVD opera collector. Excellent picture quality (I have the DVD, don't own a Blu Ray player).


Tredici: Final Alice
Tredici: Final Alice
Price: $12.74
20 used & new from $6.42

5.0 out of 5 stars Not to be missed-, August 22, 2013
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This review is from: Tredici: Final Alice (Audio CD)
I was at the world premiere of this work, and it blew me away. Barbara Hendricks gave a tour de force performance! Solti and the CSO never sounded better (or louder) or more tender. I cried.
I had the LP version as soon as London Records released it, but it never came out on CD. NOW you can have it, and it is worth every penny. Del Tredici's last name means 13 in Italian, and at the very end, Hendricks counts in Italian from 1 (uno) to thirteen tredici. At one point, she even has to shout through a bull horn. Yet, the music contains lullabies of such tenderness as to make one cry. All based on The Queen of Hearts episode of Alice. Five BIG stars. Sound is spectacular!


The Manchurian Candidate (Special Edition)
The Manchurian Candidate (Special Edition)
DVD ~ Frank Sinatra
Offered by Outlet Promotions
Price: $17.99
234 used & new from $0.97

5.0 out of 5 stars An all time classic, August 21, 2013
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What can I say? It is still as relevant today as the day it was made. No film buff should be without it.


14" High Twig & Fabric Uplight
14" High Twig & Fabric Uplight

5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice- Bought 1, then 2 more, August 21, 2013
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Works great with an energy efficient light bulb/ see if you can find the 1600 lumen kind of bulb. Looks great.


Kuhn Rikon Energy Saver/Flame Protect 9.5-Inch
Kuhn Rikon Energy Saver/Flame Protect 9.5-Inch
Price: $40.57

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, January 18, 2013
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Wonderful for gas stoves! Great for long, slow simmering What more can I say? I does what it says it would do


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1.0 out of 5 stars It has no fragrance like the liquid after shave, January 18, 2013
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I will be returning this item. I took off the cap and it had no fragrance. The liquid aftershave is very pungent and long lasting.


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