Violinist Xiang “Angelo” Yu was born in Inner Mongolia, an area he calls, simultaneously, “one of the least modernized” yet "one of the simplest and most beautiful places in the world.” At the tender age 11, he moved with his family to the bustling central coast city of Shanghai. A stark contrast in locale, indeed.
How do you prepare for an interview with an insult comic? Do you find the thickest hard hat and flak jacket available and, well, just hope for the best? More importantly, how should you prep to interview the ultimate insult comic, the "Queen of Mean" herself, Lisa Lampanelli? Turns out, ya just chat.
It was only a matter of time until some brilliant designers started using the new 3D printing technology to make musical instruments. The science has recently moved beyond creating mere reproductions of existing musical instruments into promising new realms of creativity, sound and design.
We're going to miss her, indeed. And if you are, too, Classicalites, just answer the following quiz correctly--by our standards, at least--and win Deutsche Grammophon's two-CD Iolanta set of Netrebko, Sergey Skorokhodov, Alexey Markov, Vitalij Kowaljow and the Emmanuel Villaume-led Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. We'll throw in another live Blu-Ray of her Verdi, Mozart and Puccini at Salzburg, as well.