Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851), the son of a barber and wigmaker in London's Covent Garden, dominated landscape painting in Britain during the first half of the nineteenth century. Although he initially became known for his topographical watercolors, which he began exhibiting at the Roy
Rameau was one of the most important French composers and music theorists of the Baroque era. He replaced Jean-Baptiste Lully as the dominant composer of French opera and he is also considered the leading French author of music for the harpsichord of his time alongside François Couperin.
Bernadette Peters was born on February 28, 1948 in Ozone Park, New York. A born entertainer, she is considered one of the all time great leading ladies of the Broadway musical stage. Comfortable in both drama and comedy she has put a stamp on many of the great roles in the musical theatre cannon.
"The Ice Storm" scrutinizes a suburban family's travails at the height of the 1970s in upper-middle-class Connecticut. Given the film's intense exploration of the period and the locale, it comes as a surprise that this poignantly accurate piece was directed by a native of Taiwan who only arrived in t