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People may say I can’t write, but no one can ever say I didn’t write

FFJAn aging eccentric—who has for decades occupied a dubious place on the fringes of New York’s musical life—today saw a lifelong dream fulfilled.

The present future

YouthWell, when the New York Times goes into a tizzy, you know times are hard, cher public, but your doyenne is ready to ride to the rescue, hakeo don’t panic.  Read more »

Command-W

“In opera, voice is everything.” [New York Times]

Not nobody, not nohow!

“Mr. Luisi won praise replacing Mr. Levine time after time, particularly in a costly version of Wagner’s Ring cycle—though, perhaps in a sign of the situation’s delicacy, the two conductors have never met in person.”

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The double negative has led to proof positive

La Cieca thinks she knows who the murderer is.

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The toothless tiger rules the restless jungle

It’s up to you, cher public, to try to decide for yourself what, if anything, this bizarre story in the New York Times means.

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80, girls, 80

The Met’s pilot program of octogenarian outreach looks to be a smashing success.

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You’re the pants on a Roxy usher

Count on the New York Times to include in a photo caption all the information you really wanted to know.

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Beige like me

Leave it to the New York Times to present a hard-hitting, no-holds-barred debate on the explosive subject of race, with Anthony Tommasini and Ben Brantley boldly in agreement throughout.

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The puff preliminary

Anna, Bart and Peter talk about the Met’s new season with the always engaging Michael Cooper of the New York Times.

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