Last night my husband and I had the pleasure of joining the in the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Restoration of Lithuania's Independence. Lithuania's Ambassador to Turkey, Kestutis Kudzmanas, and his wife have been in Ankara for several years. We were lucky enough to have met them a few years ago and have been... Continue Reading →
Yes, Turkey has a State Opera and Ballet, and it's pretty good too! One thing I miss about the States is going to the theater. Just loved seeing plays! It is definitely more difficult to see a play here unless you have a full grasp of the Turkish language. If you do see a play,... Continue Reading →
METUArt 15, at METU Culture and Convention Center between March 21 – April 20 METUArt 15 is setting out… METU invites Ankara to the concerts, theatres, films, workshops, talks and the exhibition that will take place between March 21 – April 20, 2014. For more details on the program, check this link: http://kkm.metu.edu.tr/event/metuart-15-at-metu-culture-and-convention-center/
The 31st International Ankara Music Festival will take place at many venues. This year's event includes outdoor concerts and a light show. The festival starts April 4th and runs through April 30th. For more program details and tickets, check their website at http://www.ankarafestival.com/. Be there or be square!
I have a thing for live theatre. Whether it be a play on Broadway or Shakespeare in the park, I love it! I love musicals, comedies, dramas . . . it doesn't matter. I haven't acted in a play since grade school. In high school, I enjoyed being a part of the orchestra for the... Continue Reading →
I have one regret in life. That is not to say that life was or is easy. Rather, I look back at those rough life experiences and refer to them as my "Lessons Learned." My regret? Four and a half years ago I decided I did not want a band at my wedding. I didn't... Continue Reading →
Here is one of my favorite Christmas Tunes, The Kinks singing Father Christmas! I know, it's not a classic, but it is in my book! Enjoy!
So let me get this straight. Turkey is going to allow corporations from other parts of the world to go into your computer and snoop around to see if you have downloaded any music or movies. Meanwhile the options to buy music and DVDs are very limited and expensive here. Hey, I would love to... Continue Reading →
Recently, one of my faithful readers told me she is planning a trip to Pennsylvania and wants to know what she should see. So I am planning on responding with a few blog posts, starting with Philadelphia. Click on the links for more information. I hope you will all join me by adding to the... Continue Reading →
The Music Industry and the world has lost another beautiful talent at a young age. Whitney Houston passed away yesterday at the age of 48. The goddaughter of Aretha Franklin, she left behind a legacy of songs and films that moved the world. When I think of Whitney, I always picture her with Kevin Costner... Continue Reading →
I have a few simply great expat friends in Ankara. One of them is Steve who loves music as much as anyone I know. He also loves photography and has become quite talented at creating, directing, and editing videos. He recently visited his Canadian home and caught up with one of his friends, Suzanne Doyle. ... Continue Reading →
So now it's October, Ekim. The days are still bright and sunny. The evenings have become crisp and chilly. My thoughts have turned to things I enjoyed in the States. Going to the old Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia for the Halloween tours. Selecting and carving a pumpkin. Planting mums. Haunted hayrides while enjoying... Continue Reading →