African and Other Leaders Meet in Paris, Declare War on Boko Haram

French President François Hollande took the lead against terrorism Saturday, May 17 in Paris, bringing together five African heads of state to adopt a regional action plan to fight against the Nigerian armed Islamist group Boko Haram.In a joint press conference, Cameroonian President Paul Biya said, "We are here to declare war on Boko Haram."Recognizing that Boko Haram has become a major threat in Africa, the Summit participants announced a plan which includes "intelligence coordination, … [Read more...]

Simon and Garfunkel Sing “Benedictus”

Raise your hand if you remember this:  Simon and Garfunkel's recording of the traditional hymn "Benedictus."This hymn is a selection from the duo's debut album, Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.  It was arranged by Art Garfunkel and recorded on March 31, 1964, which would have been shortly before the duo rose to international fame.   Paul Simon is featured on Tenor and Guitar, while Garfunkel is on Stand-Up Bass and Counter-Tenor.The text, in Latin, is benedictus qui venit in nomine Domi … [Read more...]


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