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Different Strokes for Different Folks

George Heymont | Posted 02.13.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Every now and then when I'm searching for a theme to write about, I find inspiration in a most unusual source: serendipitous calendaring.

Norma at San Francisco Opera

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 12.10.2014 | Entertainment
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

Call me Norma. I am a Druidic priestess and I have a tool shed. My toolshed is in the Druidic barn (did we have barns back in ancient Gaul? never mind) and that's where I keep the kids I bore Pollione, our Roman enemy.

Courtney Love Is An Opera Singer Now

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.03.2014 | Arts

Goddess of grunge Courtney Love seems to be exploring her high brow side as of late. The Hole singer is slated to star in the experimental opera "Kans...

Santa Fe Opera Premieres an Oscar Missing His Wilde Side

Rodney Punt | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts
Rodney Punt

The July 27 premiere of Oscar at the Santa Fe Opera aimed for catharsis. With its stellar cast, elaborate sets and massive orchestra, Theodore Morrison's opera, was both a brave and uncannily apt commission for the company. At least it seemed so on paper.

Different Strokes for Different Folks

George Heymont | Posted 09.08.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Two new works for voice written by two contemporary American composers to be performed in two theatres located two blocks away from each other. No matter what lens one uses to compare these works it's crystal clear that one has a bright future ahead of it while the other does not.