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Subject: Re: in der italienischen Buffo-Manier
From: Alain Letort <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Alain Letort <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:01:48 -0400
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Great post, Stephen, thanks for sharing !

Cheers and all the best,

Alain

Alain Letort
Washington, D.C.
Des Ungeheuers Höhle

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On Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:56:21 -0400, Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
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>Trump Tells Italian Prime Minister Pavarotti Is a 'Great Friend.' Pavarotti
>Died 10 Years Ago.
><http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash>
>by David Badash <http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash>
>April 20, 2017 6:21 PM
>
><http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/watch_trump_tells_italian_prime_minister_pavarotti_is_a_great_friend_pavarotti_died_10_years_ago>
>
><http://twitter.com/share?url=http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/watch_trump_tells_italian_prime_minister_pavarotti_is_a_great_friend_pavarotti_died_10_years_ago&related=newcivilrights&text=WATCH%3A+Trump+Tells+Italian+Prime+Minister+Pavarotti+Is+a+%27Great+Friend.%27+Pavarotti+Died+10+Years+Ago.>
>
>Pavarotti's Family Didn't Think So
>
>As he so often does, President Donald Trump embellished a written speech
>with some personal anecdotes Thursday afternoon, but this time they turned
>out to be rather embarrassing. In a joint press conference with the Prime
>Minister of Italy, Paolo Gentiloni, the U.S. President heralded his "great
>friend
><https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/national/trump-says-late-pavarotti-is-a-great-friend/2017/04/20/b603ec76-2610-11e7-928e-3624539060e8_video.html>"
>Luciano
>Pavarotti.
>
>Luciano Pavarotti died in 2007.
>
>"Through the ages your country has been a beacon of artistic and scientific
>achievement," Trump told Prime Minister Gentiloni. "That continues today."
>
>"From Venice to Florence to Verdi to Pavarotti – friend of mine," President
>Trump said. "Great friend of mine," he concluded.
>
>Trump should remember the late Italian operatic tenor. Last summer during
>the race for the White House the Trump campaign frequently
><http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-pavarotti-trump-idUSKCN1012T0>
>used Pavarotti's rendition of the Puccini's aria "Nessun Dorma" ("None
>Shall Sleep") without permission. Pavarotti's family sent a letter
>requesting they stop using his music.
>
>The family's statement was not a generic request, but rather, an attack on
>Trump's character. It said
><https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/23/arts/music/luciano-pavarotti-donald-trump-soundtrack.html>
>that "the values of brotherhood and solidarity which Luciano Pavarotti
>expressed throughout the course of his artistic career are entirely
>incompatible with the worldview offered by the candidate Donald Trump."
>
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