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Hire of wonder

Owing to the fact that New York City is a remote mountain village where nobody knows anything about radio broadcasting, WQXR has stretched its hands across the sea to tap BBC presenter, author, novelist, journalist, violinist, actress and coffee drinker Clemency Burton-Hill to be the station’s Creative Director, Music and Arts.  Read more »

Time and again I would try to say

Our own publisher and New York Observer scribe Julie Jordan James Jorden plays pundit again for WQXR’s “Conducting Business,” discussing musical comedy in opera houses and dishing about opera singers appearing on Broadway. Photo: Todd Rosenberg / Lyric Opera of Chicago

The woman in Greene

Susan Graham (pictured) and Piotr Beczala are the latest additions to the roster of “WQXR Presents Metropolitan Opera Spring Highlights” at The Greene Space on Monday, April 6 at 7:00 PM. And a lucky parterrian +1 will be special guests at the event!   Read more »

Stubble in paradise

Tenor Michael Fabiano reportedly tore the place down tonight at WQXR’s Greene Space.

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Open mike night

Some very clever casting indeed in this week’s “Dream Team” competition.

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Dream team

In honor of WQXR’s salute to the Richard Tucker Music Foundation next week—featuring Tucker honoree Michael Fabiano and hosted by legendary Renata Scotto—La Cieca invites the cher public to compete for free tickets to the mini-concert.

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French tips

Valerian Ruminksi, that bass-baritone who shot off his mouth all over Facebook about a drag queen’s manicure and got fired from a prestigious gig with Opera Lyra—remember him?

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And all the rest is talk

“Labor! Oh, the problem of labor at the Met is gargantuan,” Our Own JJ (not pictured) would have said, had he thought of it.

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