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https://johnpwalshblog.com/2015/09/26/only-avoid-the-fulsome-the-pedagogical-magic-of-the-terrible-miss-dove/    MOVIE: GOOD MORNING MISS DOVE! In an American small town a beloved spinster teacher falls seriously ill. STARS Jennifer Jones. DIRECTED BY Henry Koster. 1955. 20TH CENTURY FOX. Video.
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/04/28/grace-kelly-famous-and-rare-photographs-part-1-philadelphia-and-hollywood-1935-1955/    PHOTOS: Grace Kelly in Hollywood in high-quality photographs. 59 photos. 

ART SHOW:

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/05/07/art-review-van-goghs-bedrooms-the-art-institute-of-chicago-february-14-to-may-10-2016/    REVIEW: VAN GOGH’s BEDROOMS. February 14–May 10, 2016. Art Institute of Chicago. Three versions of Vincent’s Bedroom from Paris, Amsterdam and Chicago. ILLUSTRATED.  
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2013/05/15/picasso-and-chicago-the-show-may-be-over-but-its-best-parts-stay-on-display-its-called-the-art-institute-of-chicagos-permanent-collection/    REVIEW: PICASSO AND CHICAGO. February 20-May 12, 2013. Art Institute of Chicago. 250 art works. ILLUSTRATED. 

TRAVEL: 

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/05/18/the-amazing-natural-event-of-the-eruption-of-mount-st-helens-may-18-1980/   PHOTOS: Visit to Mt. St. Helens, Washington State, U.S.A. months after it reopened as a National Volcanic Monument following its devastating May 18, 1980 eruption. 39 PHOTOGRAPHS. 

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https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/03/29/irish-folk-song-brid-og-ni-mhaille-young-bridget-omalley/ SONG: Bríd Óg Ní Mháille performed by Gillian Fenton and Fiachra O’ Corragáin. VIDEO. 
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/01/30/irish-folk-songs-an-exploration-weile-weile-waila-performed-by-the-dubliners/   SONG: Weile Weile Waila performed by The Dubliners. VIDEO. 
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2014/10/15/fritz-reiner-to-riccardo-muti-a-critical-look-at-the-modern-music-directors-of-the-chicago-symphony-orchestra-part-1-introduction/  MUSICAL ARTIST: Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s post-war music directors Fritz Reiner (1888-1963), Jean Martinon (1910-1976), and Georg Solti (1912-1997). 12 PHOTOGRAPHS. VIDEO. 
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2013/12/20/21st-century-materialism-bested-by-16th-century-inspired-music-italian-ensemble-accordone-makes-their-offer/   CONTEMPORARY OPERA: work by Italian Guido Morini (b. 1959) based on 6th century Gregorian chant and 17th century Baroque polyphony. VIDEO.
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2013/12/13/beethovens-critically-contentious-early-new-music-2/  PERFORMANCEFirst Movement of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony conducted by Carlos Kleiber. VIDEO.
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2013/12/16/consummate-marc-antoine-charpentier-messe-et-le-motets-pour-la-vierge-1702/    PERFORMANCEMesse et Motets Pour La Vierge by Marc Antoine Charpentier (French, 1643-1704). Live performance led by Jordi Savall in the Chapel of the Palace of Versailles. VIDEO.
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/10/30/gato-barbieri-1932-2016-this-cat-really-had-nine-lives/  MUSICAL ARTIST: Tenor saxophonist Gato Barbieri (1932-2016), composer of the soundtrack of Last Tango in Paris (1972). PHOTOGRAPHS. VIDEOS.  

U.S.A.:

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https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/08/09/commentary-trumps-north-korea-crisis-in-2017-and-kennedys-cuban-missile-crisis-in-1962/ INTERNATIONAL: affinities and differences between Kennedy’s Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962  and Trump’s North Korea crisis in 2017. 
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/04/27/corporatism-and-superdelegates-may-win-the-battle-for-the-democratic-party-establishment-in-2016-but-have-they-won-the-war/ POLITICSProblems in the nominating process of a Democratic party candidate for president in 2016. 
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/01/15/reverend-martin-luther-king-jr-and-the-chicago-freedom-movement-1965-and-the-coming-to-chicago/    SOCIETYPART 1 Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Chicago Freedom Movement in 1966. 6 PHOTOGRAPHS. VIDEO.
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/01/17/reverend-martin-luther-king-jr-and-the-chicago-freedom-movement-1966-and-the-start-of-the-campaign/   SOCIETYPART 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Chicago Freedom Movement in 1966. 11 PHOTOGRAPHS. VIDEO. 
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/08/05/part-3-rev-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-and-the-chicago-freedom-movement-the-marches-of-summer-1966/    SOCIETY: PART 3 Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Chicago Freedom Movement in 1966, including the Marquette Park march. 26 PHOTOGRAPHS. VIDEOS.  
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2014/12/06/nation-divided-violent-crime-and-the-new-renaissance-of-gun-ownership-in-the-usa/    SOCIETY: Gun ownership data analyzed by experts. ILLUSTRATED. 
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2013/04/16/chicagos-new-german-parish-in-1852-st-michael-church-in-old-town-1866-1869-1873/    RELIGION: St. Michael Church in Old Town Chicago, a major church building to survive The Great Chicago Fire. 14 PHOTOGRAPHS.
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/11/04/walter-cronkitethe-most-trusted-man-in-america-gives-advice-to-todays-news-media-on-what-would-be-his-100th-birthday/ PUBLIC FIGURE: Walter Cronkite (1916-2009) comments on the national media on his 100th birthday. 8 PHOTOGRAPHS. 

ART HISTORY:0512_the-thinker05-wide-1000x452

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/05/28/marcus-gheeraerts-ii-a-complete-collection-of-his-signed-dated-documented-and-inscribed-works-featuring-his-captain-thomas-lee-in-irish-dress-oil-on-canvas-1594-in-tate-britain/?preview_id=10267&preview_nonce=ffd8865ae8 ARTIST/ARTWORK: 33 paintings by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (1561-1636), an artist working in England’s Elizabethan and Jacobean courts. ILLUSTRATED. 
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/02/14/john-singer-sargent-the-early-portraits/   ARTIST/ARTWORKEarly portraits of American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). ILLUSTRATED. 
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/12/01/francisco-de-goya-1746-1828-the-first-suites-or-series-of-tapestry-cartoons-for-the-princes-of-asturias-in-madrid-1775-to-1778/ ARTIST/ARTWORK: Spanish artist Francisco Goya’s first two series of tapestry cartoons for the princes of Asturias in Madrid, 1775 to 1778. ILLUSTRATED. 
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/11/10/david-adler-1882-1949-chicago-architect-a-career-in-photographs/ ARCHITECT/WORK: the works of David Adler (1882-1949), Chicago traditionalist architect. PHOTOGRAPHS. 
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/02/18/savagery-in-civilization-paul-gauguin-and-his-tahiti-inspired-graphic-work-in-paris-1893-1895/  ARTIST: PART 1 Savagery in Civilization: Paul Gauguin and his Tahiti-inspired Graphic Work in Paris, 1893-95. Between Gauguin’s two journeys to Tahiti. ILLUSTRATED. 
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/04/14/tahitians-fishingpart-2-of-savagery-in-civilization-paul-gauguin-and-his-tahiti-inspired-graphic-work-in-paris-1893-1895/   ARTWORK: PART 2 “Savagery…” Gauguin’s monotype “Tahitians Fishing” (1893/95) in the Art Institute of Chicago. ILLUSTRATED.
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/04/15/tahitian-landscape-part-3-of-savagery-in-civilization-paul-gauguin-and-his-tahiti-inspired-graphic-work-in-paris-1893-1895/ ARTWORK: PART 3 Savagery in Civilization…Gauguin’s monotype “Tahitian Landscape” (1894) in the Art Institute of Chicago. ILLUSTRATED.
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/04/15/tahitian-idol-the-goddess-hina-part-4-of-savagery-in-civilization-paul-gauguin-and-his-tahiti-inspired-graphic-work-in-paris-1893-1895/ ARTWORK: PART 4 Savagery in Civilization…Gauguin’s woodcut “Tahitian Idol-The Goddess Hina” (1894/95) in the Art Institute of Chicago. ILLUSTRATED.
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/04/15/oviri-savage-part-5-of-savagery-in-civilization-paul-gauguin-and-his-tahiti-inspired-graphic-work-in-paris-1893-1895/ ARTWORK: PART 5 Savagery in Civilization…Gauguin’s woodcut “Oviri (Savage)” (1894) in the Art Institute of Chicago. ILLUSTRATED.
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2014/12/30/the-art-of-connoisseurship-or-how-the-art-institute-of-chicagos-titian-painting-was-discovered-to-be-a-work-by-an-imitator/ ARTWORK: The Art Institute of Chicago’s internationally hailed “Titian” is really done by an imitator. A painting’s case history. ILLUSTRATED.
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2013/04/23/french-cartoonist-feted-then-revealed-as-nazi-collaborator-chaval-and-the-purpose-of-art-history-and-exhibitions/ ARTIST/ARTWORK/EXHIBITIONS: Must art exhibitions reveal the artist’s politics? At the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux, France, the case of French cartoonist Chaval (1915-1968) who collaborated with the Nazis in World War II. CARTOONS. 
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2013/01/05/gustave-caillebotte-and-the-first-impressionist-exhibition-1874/ ARTIST/ARTWORK/EXHIBITIONS: PART 1 Gustave Caillebotte’s The Floor Scrapers at the second Impressionist art exhibition in 1876. ILLUSTRATED.
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2013/01/06/gustave-caillebottes-bold-dinner-invite-leads-to-exquisite-third-impressionist-exhibition-1877/   EXHIBITIONS: PART 2 of Caillebotte. Caillebotte organizes the “glorious” third Impressionist art exhibition in Paris in 1877. ILLUSTRATED.
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2013/01/08/a-bridge-too-far-gustave-caillebotte-keeping-afloat-the-impressionists-even-as-they-sought-to-sink-themselves/ EXHIBITIONSPART 3 of Caillebotte. Art-world politics begins to fracture the Impressionist group’s art shows in the 1880s. ILLUSTRATED.
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2013/01/11/going-around-terrible-monsieur-degas-gustave-caillebottes-retro-vision-for-a-penultimate-7th-impressionist-show/  EXHIBITIONS: PART 4 of CaillebotteImpressionists host their seventh art exhibition in 1882 organized by Gustave Caillebotte and Paul Durand-Ruel. ILLUSTRATED.
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2013/04/12/the-tricky-business-of-the-caillebotte-bequest/ ARTIST/ARTWORK: PART 5 of CaillebottePierre-Auguste Renoir must convince the French State to accept Caillebotte’s bequest of 68 now-famous Impressionist paintings, many today in the Musée D’Orsay.  ILLUSTRATED.
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2015/12/22/advent-2015/ ARTWORK: Personal reflection during the four weeks of Advent 2015. ILLUSTRATED with Old Masters.   

 

FIXED EUrope-days-2016 EUROPE:

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2014/09/12/the-battle-of-flodden-field-september-9-1513-a-young-scottish-king-who-confidently-walked-the-world-stage-is-killed/ PUBLIC FIGURE/EVENT: Young Scottish King James IV is killed at the Battle at Flodden Field in 1513. ILLUSTRATED. 
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/05/12/breakpoint-of-irish-nationalism-the-1916-easter-rising-or-how-a-band-of-motley-rebels-with-playwrights-and-poets-as-leaders-did-more-in-six-days-for-the-cause-of-irish-freedom-than-nationalist-polit/ PUBLIC FIGURE/EVENT: Profile of 14 Irish rebels executed by British firing squads during the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin. 19 PHOTOGRAPHS. 
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2014/10/01/god-cherishes-simplicity-saint-therese-of-lisieux-french-1873-1897/  RELIGION: Based on her writings, a brief account of the life and death of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (1873-1897), a French Carmelite nun. 17 PHOTOGRAPHS. VIDEO.