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Opera Candy — the blog dedicated to “anything sweet, yummy, or sticky about opera” — is holding what it considers (probably accurately) the “first ever swim suit competition for opera conductors.” Conductors are invited to submit videos of themselves in action (presumably conducting) while clad in swimwear; the deadline for submission is September 1. The prize? “We do not provide money, but we will get you attention.”
A new venue for the embrace (so to speak) of nudity at the performance hall, Opera Candy also maintains Pinterest boards for “Naked at the Opera” and “Salome Side Boob” (which features some hot Herods as well).
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Here’s a fun project: use Wikipedia to make a playlist of every song that’s been #1 on your birthday.
And I ranked them, from least awesome to most awesome.
What’s in a biennial? Tonight I’ll be on a panel at the Minnesota Museum of American Art talking about whether the world—and our state—really needs so many of these two-year artfests. (Spoiler: yes.)
I was the first person in the family to get a computer with a CD burner, and my sisters would give me lists of songs to burn on mix CDs for them. One of my younger sister’s requests was for a mix including a then-popular Queen song whose title she’d misheard.
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Jay Gabler is hosting the Local Current stream of Minnesota music from noon to 6:00 today. Listen in for a timeless BadNraD summer jam, multiple Magnetic Fields covers, a Zenith City jam from Tin Can Gin, special dedications to BOTH of Andi’s finalists on The Bachelorette, and of course the WEEKEND AIR HORN just after 5:00 CDT.
Today I’m joining my family for our annual Madeline Island vacation. Here’s a piece I wrote a few years ago explaining why it never occurs to us to go anywhere else.
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Thanks, Apple Store employee, but I don’t really need to know how a product very similar to this one I’ve already decided to buy fits into your active lifestyle.
Friendship, Emily Gould