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51 min ago | River Front Times

3rd Bass Rapper MC Serch Almost Moved to St. Louis on an Italian Opera Scholarship

This year marks 25 years since The Cactus Album , the debut release by legendary New York hip-hoppers 3rd Bass.

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Related Topix: 3rd Bass, Arts, Hip-Hop, The Beastie Boys

Thu Jul 31, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Music Academy of the West Presents CARMEN in Honor of Opera Great Marilyn Horne Tonight

The Music Academy of the West will present a new, fully staged production of Georges Bizet 's timeless opera Carmen in honor of celebrated mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne 's 80th birthday at Santa Barbara's historic Granada Theatre.

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Related Topix: Arts, Classical, Bizet, Leonard Bernstein, Bernstein

Crikey

Art for silvertails? Opera called to account

You might think the Coalition must be really serious about arts funding cuts when it zeroes in on four of the country's opera companies with today's formally announced inquiry into their combined $32 million a year taxpayer paid funding.

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Wall Street Journal

A Met Opera Lockout Could Cause Long-Term Damage

Electricians, carpenters and other members of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local One carried tools and workboxes home from the Metropolitan Opera construction shop on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Arts

Berkshire Eagle

Met Opera asks mediator to resolve labor gridlock

It's a drama worthy of the Metropolitan Opera: Frantic, last-minute labor negotiations aimed at averting a lockout that threatens an immediate halt to pay and benefits for thousands of singers, musicians, stagehands and other workers.

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Related Topix: Arts, Wedding

Hollywood Reporter

Metropolitan Opera Lockout Looms as Management, Unions Fight Over Cost-Cutting Proposals

Contracts for 15 unions are set to expire at midnight, with management threatening to bar employees from the performing-arts facility for the first time in more than three decades.

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Related Topix: Arts, Associated Press, Business News

BBC News

Met Opera in late union talks

The company had planned to close its doors to union members if new contracts, with reduced benefits, could not be agreed by 1 August.

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GPB.org

On The Eve Of A Possible Lockout, Met Opera Talks Remain Contentious

A worker unveils posters Tuesday for the coming season of New York's Metropolitan Opera.

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Related Topix: Arts

Albany Times Union

Maureen Dowd: Discord playing at the opera

Peter Gelb still recalls the sting. "In second grade, my report card said I couldn't take criticism, and I remember being devastated by that," he said.

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Related Topix: Arts, Classical, John Adams, Opinion

Wed Jul 30, 2014

ABC News

The sparkie of the opera

Whether he's fixing the wiring in a busy house or out alone at a power station, Craig Bradford sings wherever he goes.

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Marina Times

Exciting opera for all, and for all a good night

Even after living here four years, I'm surprised by my new hometown. So I'd like to introduce you to some people responsible for a few of those surprises - people dedicated to making fine art and performances happen here.

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Related Topix: Arts, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Denver Post

Santa Fe Opera modifies Mozart, and Chinese history, to keep things fresh

Anthony Michaels-Moore plays the emperor of long-ago China in the Santa Fe Opera's production of "Le Rossignol."

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Related Topix: Arts, Classical, Theater, Entertainment

The New York Observer

When It Comes to Opera, Walking Dead Trump German Romanticism

When opera buffs gather during an intermission-or any of the other many instances these people have time on their hands-their conversation tends to turn not to the current performance or even how great things used to be 30 years ago.

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Related Topix: Arts, Bard College

Wall Street Journal

Google (Opera) Glass Makes Debut in Puccini's Turandot in Italy

In what is being touted as a first, the opera house in Cagliari, the capital of the Italian island of Sardinia, will have some of its singers and musicians wear Google Glass Wednesday night when they perform Puccini's Turandot, with the images from the digital devices sent in real time to the organization's Facebook "It gives you a completely ... (more)

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Related Topix: Arts, Italy, World News

BroadwayWorld.com

World Premiere of Contemporary Opera White Witch Set for This October

White Witch, a new contemporary American opera, will have its world premiere in October 2014 in New York City.

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Related Topix: Arts, Symphony

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Sydney Star Observer

Verdi's Rigoletto returns to Sydney Opera House in new production

VERDI'S Rigoletto is one of opera's finest tales of jealously and revenge, assassins, curses, betrayals and innocence, and where secrets are weapons and loved ones are best kept hidden away.

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Related Topix: Arts, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Giuseppe Verdi, Opera

SF Classical Voice

Age Before a What Does It Take to Be An Opera Singer?

When Talya Lieberman awoke in her parent's suburban New York City home one cold January morning in 2010, she was at a crossroads.

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Related Topix: Arts, Leonard Bernstein, Bernstein, Classical

Newswise

Life Mimics Art as Friday Lockout Looms for Metropolitan Opera

The clock is ticking on the threatened lockout at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, if management and labor at the opera house fail to strike a deal with unions representing employees ranging from actors to ushers.

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater

Contra Costa Times

San Jose mariachi fans: We want our music back

Mariachi music fans here have had mixed feelings about their annual festival since the addition of Latino rock 'n' roll, salsa music and even opera to the lineup.

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Related Topix: Arts, Carlos Santana, Pop/Rock, Santa Clara County, CA, Saratoga, CA

Houston Press

The Who's "Other" Rock Opera Survives In Fine Form

While it is not their most famous rock opera -- that would be the one with a certain deaf, dumb and blind boy, Pinball Wizard, Acid Queen and good ol' Uncle Ernie -- the Who's Quadrophenia is in many ways the superior work.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Who, Roger Daltrey, Arts

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