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  • Howling in Tune: For that trip, Bolt/Megabus/Greyh ound/Chinatown is really better – unless there’s serious traffic,... 2:16 AM
  • NPW-Paris: Salome is great for ironing. Seriously. 2:06 AM
  • operablogger: Totally off-topic (sorry about that), but seeing the surname Hage on the Philadelphia “Traviata 221; roster... 1:27 AM
  • Krunoslav: Ich habe Mut und Kraft! 1:10 AM
  • overstimmelated: Braving the glacial website, I noticed that Julianna di Giacomo is currently on the roster (“Who We Are”). As... 1:06 AM
  • m. croche: Clearly, I failed to reckon with the power of Kraft. 1:01 AM
  • Krunoslav: http://www.walmart .com/ip/10295787?r eviews_limit=7& ; 12:54 AM
  • m. croche: I call shenanigans. Monterey Jack does not crumble. As for Plump Jack… 12:50 AM

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 »