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Alexandre Abdoulaev
Works at Hanover Theatre
Attended Boston University
Lives in Boston, MA
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Life's Most Important Work

It's about friggin' time I beat this thing. Only a month behind +Megan Damon on this one...
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I know of the existence of no difficulty level other than maximum. :)
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British Pathé just uploaded around 85,000 (yes, eighty-five thousand ) historical clips to YouTube, dating from 1910 to 1960. Some of my fellow history nerds (notably +Dirk Puehl) will likely be interested in these. Link below. 
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I've seen it already, thank you nonetheless, for the heads up, dear Alexandre!
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Exposure.

You realise people die from it, right?
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reminds me of "You are an architect? Can you draw me a house?/design me a kitchen, etc.."  ;)
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The Solution to All Our Problems, in One Simple Step.

Dear Mr. President of the United States,

I have the perfect solution to America's obesity problem. Please speak to Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, about the possibility of invading and subsequently annexing the United States in the near future. Hopefully, McDonald's will catch wind of this and pull out of the United States, too. 

Feel free to send the check to my usual home address.

You're welcome,
-A
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2001 is definitely one of my top 3 Kubrick movies. 
 
One hundred production stills from 2001 A Space Odyssey

http://is.gd/dMBkgZ
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Full Metal Jacket and Shining.
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Yeeeeeeeah, pretty sure this is a step away from sedition. As a SCOTUS judge, you might want to look that one up, Your Honor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seditious_conspiracy
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia last week told students that they should protest taxes in the U.S. if they become too high, according to CBS News. During a Tuesday speech at the University of Tennessee College of Law, Scalia said that the government has a right to impose the income tax, “but if it reaches a certain point, perhaps you should revolt.”
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Funny, I want to riot because taxes are too low for some.
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Scary Russian Fashionista's Summer Footwear Tips.

Basically, just this. 

I hate you all,
-SRF
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It's possible. I try not to read too much into these things.
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You had me at "Hedwig."
 
V.F. Portrait: Neil Patrick Harris. 

The How I Met Your Mother star poses for Annie Leibovitz ahead of his lead role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch: http://vnty.fr/1non1qM
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Ummm.... what exactly are you implying by "hood," +Chipotle Mexican Grill

[taken 4/4/2012, on the Fenway, Boston, MA]
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fuck that
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Savoy: Reassessing the Role of 'The World's Finest Ballroom' in Music and Culture, 1926-1958

As of 12:35 today, I am officially Dr. Alexandre Abdoulaev, PhD in Musicology and Music History. I have successfully defended my doctoral dissertation, and that pretty much concludes my commitment at Boston University. 

Thanks to all of you for a fun ride. It's been... emotional ;)

[Pictured: Whitey's Lindy Hoppers.]
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Well done! Congrats.
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Have him in circles
9,967 people
Work
Occupation
Pianist, music director, researcher, collector of old-school jazz
Employment
  • Hanover Theatre
    Assistant Music Director, 2012 - present
  • Emmanuel College
    Lecturer in Music, 2012 - present
  • Lasell College
    Lecturer in Music, 2012 - present
  • Performing Arts Center Metrowest
    Music director, 2010 - 2014
  • Boston University
    Adjunct faculty, 2007 - 2012
  • Walnut Hill School for the Arts
    Faculty, 2008 - 2009
  • Washington National Opera
    Faculty, 2004 - 2006
Places
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Currently
Boston, MA
Previously
Moscow, Russian Federation - Frankfurt-am-Main - Gainesville, FL - Washington, DC
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Tagine (n.) a North African stew of spiced meat and vegetables prepared by slow cooking in a shallow ... oh. Tag LINE. Hmm. Don't have one.
Introduction
I only care about offending people I respect.

I play piano professionally and banjo recreationally.

From time to time, I conduct operas and theatre musicals.

I occasionally do an atavistic dance to 80-year old jazz music. Because I love it so much, I also ended up doing a doctoral dissertation in musicology about it.

In 2012, I married one of the brightest individuals I've ever met. She is a NASA scientist, and is far more interesting than I am: https://plus.google.com/+MeganDamon/posts.

I hold no partisan affiliation, but lean liberal on issues of human rights. 

And that's about all there is to say about that.
Bragging rights
Co-author, "Value and Judgment in Medieval Music" (Boston University Press: Boston, 2010). Champion of the All-England Summarize Proust Competition, 1972. In absentia, lead the New York Philharmonic in a command performance of John Cage's 4'33".
Education
  • Boston University
    Musicology, 2007 - 2014
    PhD Dissertation: "Savoy: Reassessing the Role of the 'World's Finest Ballroom' in Music and Dance, 1926-1958."
  • The Catholic University of America
    Music History, 2003 - 2006
    MA Thesis: "Nationalist, Neoclassical, or Both: The Examination of Nationalist and Neoclassical Trends in Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin."
  • The Catholic University of America
    Piano Performance, 1999 - 2003
  • Peabody Institute
    Piano Performance, 1998 - 1999
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