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Anne Boleyn…The Opera!

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Anne Boleyn (1503?-1536) on her last day referred to herself as 'Anne sans-tete'
1:00PM
September 24, 2011

Donizetti’s Anna Bolena opens the Metropolitan Opera’s 128th season. Anna Netrebko inherits the title role from Maria Callas, Beverly Sills, Leyla Gencer and Joan Sutherland

Happy Birthday, Sophia!

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Sophia Loren as Aida in 1951, with help from Renata Tebaldi.
10:51AM
September 20, 2011

Sophia Loren’s 1951 film of Aida is fun to remember on the great lady’s birthday.

An NPR Driveway Moment: Wade Mainer

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The biography of country music patriarch Wade Mainer, who died this week at 104
9:48AM
September 14, 2011

Daddy of the Bluegrass and Folk Music Wade Mainer Died at 104.

Some Funny Master Classes

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Some laughs at a very serious vocal competition
2:32PM
September 9, 2011

A hoot, or several hoots from the 1995 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.

9/11/11 in Columbus: The Mozart Requiem

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Joel Mathias conducting at Broad Street Presbyterian Church
1:28PM
September 8, 2011

Come hear Mozart’s Requiem at Broad Street Presbyterian Church, 760 E. Broad St., 4 pm September 11

The Kennedy Center Honors

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The 2011 Kennedy Center Honors, televised Dec. 27, 9 PM
3:43PM
September 7, 2011

The 2011 Kennedy Center Honors: Meryl Streep, Sonny Rollins, Neil Diamond, Yo-Yo Ma and Barbara Cook.

More Bad News About James Levine

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James Levine Cancels All Performances Through the Fall of 2011.
11:35AM
September 6, 2011

James Levine cancels all performances for the fall of 2011.

Say a Prayer for Salvatore

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Salvatore Licitra. The young tenor is in 'grave' condition following a motorcycle accident in Italy.
10:38AM
August 31, 2011

Tenor Salvatore Licitra is in grave condition following a motorcycle accident in Catania earlier this week. He’s not stranger to dramatic events. The world of opera prays for him.

The Great Eva Turner

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Soprano Linda Esther Gray's splendid new biography of her teacher Dame Eva Turner
12:58PM
August 30, 2011

Linda Esther Gray has written a splendid biography of her mentor, soprano Eva Turner (1892-1990). Dame Eva was the first British born soprano to have a huge international career-and she was quite the character on and off stage. Beautifully illustrated-its a book for anyone who loves music-in no way a “diva memoir.”

Heart of a Soldier

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Rick Rescorla (1939-2001) Heart of a Soldier
11:45AM
August 25, 2011

Heart of a Solider is a new opera by Christopher Theofanidis and Donna DiNovelli-set betwe Vietnam in the 60s and 9/11.