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      Opera Thursday was created to both entertain aficionados and introduce the novice to opera. Join us every month at Villa Tronco for magical evenings of great food, lively company, beautiful arias and Broadway classics sung by Midlands-area opera singers. Be sure to catch our next performances on October 1 and November 5!

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    I was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, a notorious cesspool of crime and vice, because it had the closest hospital to my parents’ hometown of Collinsville. Some years later, I earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. I had chosen that subject at least partly because the philosophy professors I encountered in college seemed to know all there was to know about everything, and I thought that if I studied philosophy I would know everything, too. It didn’t work out that way. Anyhow, I was hired as an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of South Carolina in 1972. At that time, several people on the philosophy faculty had acquired tenure without having published very much; but just then the administration changed the policy to “publish or perish,” and I perished in 1978. View More

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