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Why You Shouldn’t Watch The New ’50 Shades of Grey’ Trailer

August 3, 2014
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Have you seen this?  The new “50 Shades of Grey” trailer is intended to make us salivate for the new movie, but all it does is remind us why we hate car commercials and bad song remakes. Click here…

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Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

July 23, 2014
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Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

Conductor, noun (kǝn dǝk tǝr): A musician who plays no instrument, yet always gets top billing. Train Wreck, noun (trān rek): In ensemble music, the condition that results when one of the players or singers…

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Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

June 22, 2014
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Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

Baritones and Basses Baritones are the sex gods of the opera world.* A baritone voice and hot looks seem to go together. The irony is that baritones, the hottest guys on the opera stage, are…

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Music Doesn’t Make It Any Better

June 20, 2014
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Lisa NewlinLisa is a humor writer who plays an unconvincing lawyer in year life. She prefers dogs to most people, and food over most everything. Her blog, http://lisanewlin.com will make you feel better about your…

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Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

May 18, 2014
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This is going to be long. There is just too much here to laugh at: Sopranos and Mezzo-Sopranos I used to have a wonderful vocal coach who, when she heard me say something that she…

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Tenors and Bullets

May 13, 2014
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This is a true story. I am not making it up. I was there, and I saw the whole thing. The opera was Puccini’s Tosca, produced by The Israel National Opera in their home theater,…

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Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

May 5, 2014
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Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

Tenors Yes, tenors get their own chapter. You’ll see why. Tenors and sopranos are natural enemies, passionate lovers or both. Whatever the state of the relationship, it is never dull. Tenors are the rock stars…

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Opera For People Who Don’t Like It

March 28, 2014
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Opera For People Who Don’t Like It

There was a time in the history of opera when singers ruled. If you had a great voice, it wouldn’t matter if you looked like a gorilla. You were in. Stage directors would never dare…

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Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

March 8, 2014
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Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

The So-Called Life of an Opera Singer Life upon the wicked stage ain’t nothin’ for a girl. Ellie in Jerome Kern’s and Oscar Hammerstein II’s musical Show Boat* People outside “The Business” are fascinated when…

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Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

March 2, 2014
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Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

THE FRENCH AND THE RUSSIANS Once everybody else saw that the Italians had come up with a Good Thing, other countries wanted to get in on it. I already covered the Germans in an earlier…

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