The ShokolaD Kupidon Gig…

Well needless to say, there was a lot going on during the weekend of the June 13-14. First of all had a charity ball that our Rotary Club was organizing on the Saturday, and secondly had to make sure everything would work out for ShokolaD on Sunday as well. When I arrived at Kupidon, and…

Musician Ties the Knot

While sitting working on my last blog posting my mobile rang, and like most people I checked to see who was calling… The display read: Олена Мацюцька… Well, here was a friend of mine that I hadn’t heard from for ages… I answered it… Well, here for the benefit of English language readers, I will…

The passing of a young man…Yuriy Pokalchuk

Yesterday, I received a phone call! I was not surprised when my editor friend on the other end of the phone asked, “You introduced me to Pokalchuk, didn’t you?” Then he continued about some statement that President Yushchenko had made about what a patriot Yuriy Pokalchuk was. I then realized that he had finally succumb…

Shooting for Koktebel

Last Saturday after meeting someone, retreating from the rain and to use the WiFi at a little place called Kupidon that I frequent, I was sitting there drinking tea and taking care of some correspondence. Oddly enough at about 12:00 in walks a friend of mine Yevhenia Sakharova. Yevhenia, for nearly the last two years…

Musical Traditions Which Unite

A friend of mine once told me that nothing his accidental in life, and the longer I live the more I realize how true this is, even when it comes to musical traditions. Yesterday was Christmas Eve, Sviat Vechir by the old calendar, and hence it’s time for family and friends to be together. I…