Of Leonor Rivera, Novelist and Martyr of My People Jose Rizal’s Long-Distance Love; My Own Long-Distance Love, English Conductor John Wilson; Eric Coates; and A Song by Rodgers and Hammerstein

How’s this for a coincidence? The man who gave my bonny — then a struggling young conductor of 24 — a wristwatch that belonged to his father was the same man who authored Rizal: Philippine Nationalist and Martyr, a well-researched, well-regarded Oxford Press bio of the legendary hero of the Filipinos, *…

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Hollywood intimate — 70s San Francisco Asian-Am porn star — ASCAP solfeggist — former NYC small-press literary publisher — now memoirist + amateur musicologist

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