top Guantánamo

The world in a tight squeeze.

top Fidel Castro

Castro in his seventies.

top Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

top Sidney Bechet

Sidney Bechet (1897–1959) was a New Orleans jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer, and one of the first important soloists in jazz.

top Simon Rattle

Sir Simon Rattle (*1955) is an English conductor who, since 2002, has been principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic (BPO).

top Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong

Louis Armstrong (1901-1971) was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans.

top Maria Callas

American-born Greek soprano, Maria Callas (1923–1977), was one of the most renowned opera singers of the 20th century.

top Charlie 'Bird' Parker

A father of bebop, saxophonist Charlie Parker influenced generations of musicians.

top Isadora Duncan

The Californian dancer (1877-1927) is considered by many to be the mother of Modern Dance. She was killed in an automobile accident in Paris.

top Wolgast

Townscape of Wolgast.