World War I is coming to its end. Prisoners of war are coming into the town with Serb Ivo among them. During one of his escapes from the camp, he finds himself in a private garden. There he meets Lisa, the wife of the town-major - a severe and heartless colonel. She is sad, lonely and her meeting with the Serb develops into a deep mutual love. Their meetings become more frequent. But the lovers are doomed. The war prisoners are moved away and as Ivo comes to bid her farewell, he is shot to death.
Three Reader's Digest investigations take us into; Britain's subterranean caves, rivers, tunnels and bunkers from ancient times to the modern era; plus the shelters, secret weapons sites and hidden command centres of WW2; and the bunkers, citadels, and hidden nuclear command centres of Cold War Britain.
The paintings in this exhibition can be easily divided by subject matter. The majority belong to the category of “flower and bird painting,” a genre that masks a rich diversity of subjects, perhaps better summarized by the term “fragments of nature.” These fragments come into focus above all in the garden, whether in the city or beyond it, in the wilds or in the imperial summer palaces. …
The Peach Orchard is a two-CD set showcasing bassist William Parker's work with an ensemble consisting of composer/instrument maker/pianist Cooper Moore (who limits his involvement in music to Parker's groups), improvisational saxophonist, Rob Brown and percussionist extraordinaire Susie Ibarra (Assif Tsahar, Matthew Shipp Trio, Davis S. Ware Quartet, One World Ensemble). This cream of the New York, contemporary, free jazz scene veers from such challenging, busy compositions as the explosive first track "Thoth" to such reflective pieces as "Moholo," basically a study in rhythmic intricacy featuring a five-minute introduction led by Ibarra to the 19-minute piece. ~ AllMusic