Monthly Archives: August 2013


This week my blog passed 50,000 views milestone. Thank You all my regular, random and one-time readers! When I started this blog in January 2011, it was hard to believe that I could get this much visibility in about two … Continue reading

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Circus Ronaldo in Espoo

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A circus is great and magical show – when it is performed with great skills and passion. Circus Ronaldo, a family circus from Belgium, is like that. This was the second time I saw their show as a guest performance … Continue reading

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Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden

If you have got a moment of free time in Helsinki, you may like to spend it in a serene place. Visit then Helsinki University’s Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden in the very center of the city. – I’m not a botanist or … Continue reading

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NHØP and Kenny Drew in Pori Jazz 1974

During first half of 1970’s bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and pianist Kenny Drew were very productive duo. They made three joint recordings, Duo in 1973, Duo 2 and Duo Live in Concert  in 1974. We in Pori Jazz could enjoy their live performance on July 12, 1974. We can … Continue reading

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Photoessay: New York City urbanscapes

Ming Thein is one of my favorite photo bloggers. He has often inspiring topics and always top notch photographs. In this blog I liked his considerations about different photography gategories and genres, and of course the pictures.

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Ambassador Austad making a film in Finland 1976

July 16th, 1976. U.S. Army Band is playing in front of the Town Hall of Pori. I notice a slightly more formally dressed  gentleman using a movie camera. He is clearly not a standard Pori Jazz visitor. So I take … Continue reading

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Cello and piano in a romantic mood

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If you have not heard about Klaus Mäkelä yet, make a note now. Despite of his young age (b. 1996), he is already a acclaimed cellist and, as a student of Jorma Panula, he is going to continue the long … Continue reading

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