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Five Quickies: Meese Acquitted for Parsifal, Sondheim Wins MacDowell, Arvo Pärt Kickstarter, Taylor Dayne's 'Cats,' Yummy Operatic Algae

By Logan K. Young l.young@classicalite.com on Aug 20, 2013 02:15 PM EDT

News gets made fresh everyday.

And with the world's best musicians, singers, dancers and actors going back to repertory work after their summer stocks, there's more good news happening now than there was, say, back in June.

So, in an effort to keep all you Classicalites abreast of each and every situation, we'll be trawling the web for the best headlines--those stories, those people making the biggest waves.

Here, then, is today's news:

German Artist Jonathan Meese Wins Nazi Salute Case [BBC News]

Sondheim Wins Prestigious MacDowell Medal [AP]

Arvo Pärt's Cult Piece: First Record Ever in "Just Intonation" [Kickstarter]

Taylor Dayne to Play Lead Role in Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival's 'Cats' [Auburn Citizen]

Eat Some Algae an Opera Singer Grew with Her Breath [Animal]

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