Saturday, August 01, 2009

A Heavenly Cause

Yesterday, in his eulogy at the Memorial Mass for Louisa Kirchner, her son Joe recalled that his mom used Cervantes' novel "Don Quixote" in her Spanish classes at the University of Connecticut.

Joe added that, while his parents were not "theater people," they repeatedly attended performances of "Man of La Mancha," the Broadway treatment of "Don Quixote."

So, for this week's "YouTube clip for a peaceful weekend," below is a Brian Stokes Mitchell recording of a ballad from that show: "Dulcinea."


And, of course, that's hardly the only famous tune from "Man of La Mancha":

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