Barely 8 months have passed since on March 17 of this year I wrote our first post for In the ensuing months my blog has welcomed 3,242 visitors – 584 of them regulars who also follow my Music for All Seasons in Cincinnati Facebook group page, where they can also find postings by other colleagues involved in the arts.

Our followers have viewed 100 posts of ours 5,483 times. I have then shared those in other pages of CCM alumni and students. We’ve posted reviews of theatre, dance and musical performances given here in Cincinnati as well as recordings of music of all kinds made all over the world. We are happy to have helped promote the work of individual artists and arts organizations in our Queen City and as far afield as Cuba, Australia and Europe. Artists whose work I have loved have then quoted and thanked me in their own web pages and blogs. But it’s me who has to give thanks.

To say that I am thrilled is an understatement. And it is not all. I am above all immensely grateful to Cincinnati, a great city that welcomed Kimberly and me seven years ago. And, more than anything else, I want to wish my readers a joyous holiday season, starting with Thanksgiving and continuing through the coming months of holidays and celebrations. We are all of us in this together, celebrating the arts, one of the greatest gifts in life.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Rafael de Acha


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