Local man publishes opera book

VISTA — Dr. John M. Calhoun, a former columnist for The Vista News, has published a book about Russian opera at the turn of the last century titled “The Incredible Russian Five.”
Chronicling the lives of seven amateurs who designed and perfected Russian themes and Russian folk tunes, these composers are still celebrated today. The book is 400 illustrated pages.
Calhoun is presenting a series of lectures on his book, the first being at MiraCosta College on July 28. e will go on to Stonington, Maine and other musical venues this summer. E-mail to learn more about this book.