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  • Cicciabella: I’m assuming that if they’re discussed on this blog, they’re too busy to read... 5:51 PM
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  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: Great minds think alike. And Cicciabella, how do you know singers don’t read... 5:09 PM
  • laddie: Don’t take everything so literally Huh? You sound like my grandmother. 5:01 PM
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  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: Not my fault they have the same name. I couldn’t let that pass :D 4:20 PM
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  • Poison Ivy: Guestoria, way to be not anti-Semitic. Kruno idk. I could call her up but holidays and all. 3:52 PM
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The recursion of kitsch

Like the double or triple negative (where theoretically pairs of “nots” cancel each other out, but in practice you can’t be so sure) this tidbit of news La Cieca just read has her confused and uncertain. It seems that at a recital in Tulsa last night, Dame Kiri te Kanawa sang as an encore a Jake Heggie setting of Maria Callas‘s final monologue from Terrence McNally‘s Master Class. You know, the one that McNally didn’t actually write but rather collated from some random remarks Callas made in an entirely different emotional context. Read more »