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Five Quickies: Pussy Riot Opera, Florencia Fabris Dies Singing Verdi, Alexandre Desplat Scoring 'Godzilla,' Sly Stone's Albino Band, Resonant Bodies Fest's Database

By Logan K. Young l.young@classicalite.com on Sep 04, 2013 02:57 AM EDT
Five Quickies: Pussy Riot Opera, Florencia Fabris Dies Singing Verdi, Alexandre Desplat Scoring 'Godzilla,' Sly Stone's Albino Band, Resonant Bodies Fest's Database Russian composer Ilya Demutsky's new Pussy Riot-inspired opera, 'The Closing Statement of the Accused,' seeks, too, to kill a fascist regime dead. (Photo : Logan K. Young)

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 August.

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:

"I Had To React:" Russian Composer Recognized for Pussy Riot Opera [Radio Free Europe] 

Video Shows Last Stage Moments of Tragic Young Soprano [ArtsJournal]

Alexandre Desplat to Compose 2014 Godzilla Score [The Playlist]

Sly Stone Says He Wants to Form Band with All-Albino Line-up [NME]

Resonant Bodies Festival Shares Open-Source Vocal Music Catalog [Google Docs]

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