Sunday, February 7, 2010

GONE: A Master Jazz Artist

Sir John Dankworth's life of jazz

Sir John and his wife, the fascinating Dame Cleo Laine


I met these two amazing artists back in the 80s while working stages in Milwaukee. Their music will live on...and on.

Sign of the past

Along with the Cathedral - Milan's most famous and much beloved monument - the big Castle is linked to the vicissitudes and dramatic events that the city has been experiencing over the past centuries.

For many years, in fact, it has represented a symbol of the power in the hands of the Dukes, as well as of the foreign dominators.

Only at the beginning of the 20th century the Castle assumed its distinctive role, becoming a place of culture, which hosted numerous Lombard art collections.

The Castle was named after Francesco Sforza, who transformed it into a ducal residence in 1450.

But its origins date back to the second half of the 14th century, at the time of Galeazzo II Visconti.

Curious for more?

Waiting for his master... am I.

The Perfect Storm