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Taste, Explore, and Discover True Tea

There is so much talk about tea in the media today, but this simple substance is relatively undiscovered. Even though it is the second-most widely consumed beverage in the world, very few people actually know what it is. We call a lot of hot beverages “tea,” but true tea encompasses that which comes from the ...

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Shoreline Library — Opera Preview: Katya Kabanova

Katya, a soprano role, is a young wife in an unhappy marriage. Her weak husband is an alcoholic, and both the young husband and wife are dominated by his mother, the Kabanicha. Not surprisingly, Kayta is lured into an illicit love affair with a handsome young man from the city. Such improper behavior cannot be ...

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Shoreline Library – Opera Preview: La Traviata

La Traviata, Giuseppe Verdi’s 19th opera, has proven to be one of the most popular operas ever written. Why?  Beautiful music and a touching story. A famous courtesan, dying of tuberculosis, accepts the sincere love of a young middle class fellow.  But when the courtesan learns that her wicked past has ruined the life of ...

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