THE 28TH OF June, 1914, was a Sunday and the weather was warm and sunny. Holidaymakers thronged Europe’s amusements, its parks, and its beaches. [Raymond] Poincaré, the French president, was with his wife at the Longchamp races, just outside Paris.
IT’S HARD TO believe it’s been more than six years since Céline Dion recorded her last English-language album. The birth of her twins in 2010, the much-publicized purchase—and listing—of her $72.5-million water-park-themed home on Jupiter Island, Fla., and her profitable residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas (recently extended until 2019) had the Québécois singer snapping up headlines with no new musical material to speak of.
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