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I am an avid Mac-user, nerd, musician, freelancer, and gamer. Ask me about my collection of M:TG cards!I've also got a horrible habit of needing the absolute newest technological wonder, whether it's stable or not. If they made a home-version of the LHC, I'd have 2.Additionally, I've been playing music for the better part of 14 years. I'm self-taught on piano, guitar, trumpet, trombone, sax, clarinet, bass, drums and other percussion, and around 10 other instruments. I also spend quite a bit of time dabbling in synthesizers, sequencers, and samplers. I'm also founder of Quotelicious where I collect and share the quotes I love.

A Look At Highlights From The First Three KISS Albums

A look back at standout moments from the first three KISS albums that started it allI was a mere four-years-old when the KISS bug...

Arctic Monkeys: Brick by Brick Song

Arctic Monkeys have released "Brick by Brick" as a taster from their upcoming album. Meanwhile, Alex Turner has an EP soundtrack to Submarine due...

Medieval Theatricals from Churches to Merchant and Craft Guilds

The Christian church banned Roman theatricals, introduced liturgical drama into its services years later, and eventually permitted guilds to manage them.By the 9th century,...

Isabella and Francesco Andreini of Commedia dell’Arte Gelosi

Isabella Andreini, playwright and prima donna, and comic Francesco Andreini performed with commedia dell'arte's foremost company, the Gelosi.Early companies of commedia dell’arte comprised all-male...

Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre Actors and Performances

William Shakespeare was an actor and co-owner at the Globe Theatre. "Julius Caesar" was likely the first of his plays performed in the new...

Blackfriars Theatre in Renaissance London

A monastery built in 1278 by Dominican monks was closed in 1538 by Henry VIII, used as site of two theatres, and permanently closed...

Performer Catherine Clive of Drury Lane: British Theatrical Stage Actress in...

Catherine "Kitty" Clive was a prime audience favorite during her forty years on the British stage.Catherine Clive was born in London, England in 1711,...

16th Century London Theatrical Venues: Stages for Touring Theatre Companies Developed...

Queen Elizabeth fully supported the theatre but the London politicians did not, so traditional venues were utilized by acting companies.The Queen enjoyed the plays...

The Life and Works of Sophocles

Sophocles was the great Greek playwright of over 120 plays, seven of which are surviving today.What was the great Greek playwright Sophocles' childhood like?...

Roman Comedy Elaborated in the Works of Plautus and Terence

Roman Comedy borrowed heavily from its Greek counterpart, however, the Roman Comedians made substantial changes and created a poper Roman style of Comedy. The two...

Music Education: Everything You Need to Know

So, you want to become a musician. Or else, your kid wants to become one. Either way, you probably have lots of questions regarding...

Benefits of Listening to Music While Studying

Listening to music makes any activity better. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a gym session, a walk in the park, or a trip to...

Your Ultimate Study Music Playlist

Listening to music while studying is useful for maintaining focus and boosting your productivity. It helps to finish homework, stimulates your brain while cramming...