In the modern era, many cities in the US host mandolin orchestras of many years experience, many proudly boasting libraries of hundreds of compositions. Significant new music continues to be written all over the world by composers such as Victor Kioulaphides, John Craton, Annette Kruisbrink, Clarice Assad, Francine Trester and Jeff Hijlkema.
According to Assad, most Arab countries had been wrongly led to support Iraq in an unnecessary war against Iran, rather than support Syria in its vital national-historical struggle against Israel. The growing Iranian threat to Iraq, which Assad indirectly fueled, brought Egypt back to the Arab cause and many Arabs agreed with Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel.
The character of Madame Lynx was based on Madame Egelichi, the femme fatale spy played by Ilona Massey in the 1949 Marx Brothers movie Love Happy. The character stirred Caniff’s imagination, and he hired Ilona Massey to pose for him.
The role Wong hoped for went to Luise Rainer, who won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance. Wong’s sister, Mary Liu Heung Wong, appeared in the film in the role of the Little Bride. MGM’s refusal to consider Wong for this most high-profile of Chinese characters in U.S. film is remembered today as one of the most notorious cases of casting discrimination in the 1930s.
Mimi departed alone, crying. Leaving Oscar’s cabin, Nigel meets Mimi and they kiss. Afterwards, he finds Fiona in the bar flirting with a young man. She warns Nigel not to stray too far, and that anything he can do, she can do better.
Drummond’s main adversary across four novels is Carl Peterson, a master criminal with no national allegiance, who is often accompanied by his wife, Irma. Irma is described by Jonathon Green as the slinky epitome of a twenties ‘vamp, and by Lawrence Treadwell as dark, sexy and from an oriental background, a true femme fatale.
At Wollongong in 2010 the NUS Queer Officers were censured by the conference floor. At the 2012 conference, it was determined that a collection of Sydney area universities would host the 2013 event. The Sydney universities were chosen over a bid from Brisbane, who had also bid the previous year.
Hammarström is a former member of The Flower Kings. Hammarström and Kåse are also members of Swedish progressive rock band Brighteye Brison. The debut performance with this line-up took place in the venue Bryggarsalen in Stockholm on February 23, 2013.