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Warming Up Your Party
Ice-cream is the only portion of a party that should be frozen. If you foresee danger of your good time turning into a North Pole expedition or an evening among icebergs, plan something that will either break or melt the ice.
Party - Doing It Differently
When you think of giving a party, does it mean the same old orchestra and the same old fox-trots and one-steps and the same old ice-cream and cakes?
Party Killers
There are some persons whom a hostess always dreads to see at her party. They are like just so many punctures in an automobile tire-making it bump along flat on the rim instead of rolling.
A Japanese Garden Party
A girl who wished to entertain for a visiting school friend one evening in midsummer sent out invitations to a Japanese Garden Party.
A Children's Daisy Party
Let the children make the invitations they send out for their own daisy party. On heavy water color paper they may draw and cut out simple outlines of daisies.
A Hawaiian Porch Luncheon
One woman entertained her club at their last meeting of the year with a little porch luncheon. Hawaii had been one of the subjects of study, so the Hawaiian note was dominant throughout.
Mother's Birthday Tea Party
A pleasant way for a daughter to entertain for her mother is to give a little informal afternoon tea, asking the mother's friends and their daughters and thus making it a kind of mother and daughter affair.
A Girl's Birthday Luncheon
Once a mother gave a little birthday luncheon for her daughter who was a freshman in high school.
The Wooden Wedding
An informal evening party is perhaps the jolliest way to celebrate the fifth wedding anniversary.
The Tin Wedding
The tenth wedding anniversary has many possibilities for fun. An informal social evening or a dinner followed by some jolly stunts are in order.
A Silver Wedding Shower
Silver fittings for a work basket were chosen and included a silver needle case, a silver thimble case, a silver hem gauge, a unique tatting shuttle, a little silver ripping knife, a cunning strawberry emery with a silver hull and a wee wax cherry with a silver stem.
A Cape Cod Luncheon
In remembrance of a happy two weeks spent in a little bungalow on Cape Cod, one of the girls of the bunch gave a quaint luncheon for the others during the year following.
Announcements And Showers
There are several sorts of affairs which may serve as a setting for an announcement. A favorite kind is a luncheon for a group of girl friends.
From The Beginnings Of Opera To Catalani
Early Exponents of Vocal Art-Francesca Cuzzoni-Farinelli-Catterina Gabrielli-Madeleine Sophie Arnould-Gas-paro Pacchierotti-Gertrude Elisabeth Mara-Antoinette Cecile Saint-Huberty-Elizabeth Billington-A List of Other Noted Artists.
Francesca Cuzzoni
This great contralto was born at Parma (or, according to others, at Modena) about 1700, received her first instruction from Lanzi, a noted master, and became one of the most famous singers of the eighteenth century.
Carlo Farinelli
The real name of this singer was Broschi. He was born at Naples, January 24, 1705, according to his own statement made to Burney, who saw him at Bologna in 1770.
Catterina Gabrielli
Daughter of Prince Gabrielli's cook, Catterina was born at Rome, November 12, 1730. She became one of the most beautiful, accomplished, and capricious singers that ever lived.
Madeleine Sophie Arnould
This famous actress and singer, and the original Iphigenie in Gluck's opera of Iphigenie en Aulide, was born in Paris, February 14, 1744.
Gasparo Pacchierotti
Perhaps this artist was the greatest singer of the second half of the eighteenth century. He was born in 1744 at Fabriano, near Ancona.
Gertrude Elisabeth Mara
Among great singers Mara presents many interesting characteristics. She was born at Cassel, February 23, 1749.
Antoinette Cecile Saint-Huberty
In this group of artists belongs the eminent French operatic actress whose real surname was Clavel. She was born at Toul, about 1756.
Elizabeth Billington
This celebrated English singer was the daughter of Carl Weichsel, a native of Freiberg in Saxony, and principal clarinet at the King's Theater.
Opera - Madame Butterfly
Japanese Lyric Tragedy in three acts by Giacomo Puccini. Founded on the book of John Luther Long and the drama by David Belasco. Text by Illica and Giacosa.
Belgium Art Galleries
Aside from the churches scattered throughout Belgium, Bruges, Antwerp and Brussels are the places to study the Flemish masters.
Art Galleries Of Holland
The Royal Museum of The Hague contains approximately seven hundred pictures. The nucleus of its splendid collection was a group of paintings acquired by the Princes of Orange, who early encouraged artists by their generous commissions.
Opera - The Marriage Of Figaro
Comic Opera in four acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Text by Da Polite.
Opera - Rigoletto
Opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi. Text by Piave from Victor Hugo's drama Le roi s'amuse.
Opera - Tiefland
Opera in three acts, with a prologue, by Eugen d'Albert. Text by Lothar.
Opera - La Tosca
Opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini. Text by lllica and Giacosa, after Sardou's drama.
Opera - La Traviata
Opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi. Text taken from the French by Piave.
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