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  • armerjacquino: His daughter’s pretty talented too, albeit in a different style of singing:... 11:20 AM
  • kennedet: What was that phrase again about “chopped liver’? What am I what….. O.k.,... 11:09 AM
  • tiger1: The black dress JDD was wearing when presenting the Merry Widow was (in my view and in the view of... 11:01 AM
  • chicagoing: Does the theft of the dress Lupita Nyong’o wore to the Oscars put anyone else in mind of... 10:29 AM
  • Lindoro Almaviva: The issue is not what, lets just say, but who. (and his soon-to-be ex-wife is not the... 10:02 AM
  • kennedet: O.K.,cast,today I will endeavor to demonstrate the scene from “Lizzie Borden”. Any... 9:34 AM
  • Daniel: I dunno, I think JDD’s taste is pretty dubious to begin with. 9:32 AM
  • kennedet: Would you like to repeat that comment about my dress again? 9:27 AM
  • Bevi A Tequila: Sherrill Milnes did appear on Tony Randall’s subsequent LOVE, SYDNEY, singing the... 9:26 AM
  • manou: Jonas – in Italiano: http://tinyurl.com /kayypys 9:26 AM

Mirella Freni: money laundress?

Soprano Mirella Freni is under investigation by the Bologna District Attorney’s office of Bologna for money laundering and exportation of money abroad in connection with the BER bank. The artist from Modena, 76, will be heard by the magistrates in the next few days to clarify her position, now that the DA Antonella Scandellari has sent her a notice of the closing of the investigations. The singer has so far denied any wrongdoing. (Thanks to Our Own Ercole Farnese for the tip!) [Corriere della Sera]

E pluribus unum

absorbing manIt looks like the Washington National Opera is going to be absorbed by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. [Wall Street Journal]