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By Anne Midgette  | March 9, 2011; 12:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Thoughts on screened opera: Apres Carmen, le deluge?

Some further thoughts occasioned by my review of "Carmen in 3D," now playing, intermittently, at a cinema near you.

By Anne Midgette  | March 7, 2011; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Crossover: NSO goes to India

A link to my review of the NSO's "crossover" concert, part of the Kennedy Center's festival Maximum India. So what do you think about orchestral crossover projects?

By Anne Midgette  | March 4, 2011; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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DSO: Too little, too late?

The Detroit Symphony musicians now say they'll go back to work after all, without a contract. Does the orchestra have any hopes of rebuilding - and how can it demonstrate its vitality to a struggling American city?

By Anne Midgette  | March 1, 2011; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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NEA survey: good news - bad news

The NEA releases a new survey that shows more people are participating in the arts via computer: good news for the arts, but no help for declining ticket sales.

By Anne Midgette  | February 25, 2011; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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On Anna Nicole and the critics

My thoughts on posting multiple reviews of the same show: it's not a threat to my authority, it's a useful service for all of us.

By Anne Midgette  | February 24, 2011; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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