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Miss Her When She's Gone: Anna Kendrick Brings the Musical Stage to the Saturday Night Viewers, Numbers Suffered but Weekend Update Did Not

Miss Her When She's Gone: Anna Kendrick Brings the Musical Stage to the Saturday Night Live, Numbers Suffered... >>

The irreverence of Louis C.K. brought a much needed change to the typical Saturday Night Live mediocrity (yeah, the seasons have been downhill ever since Chevy). And yet, a different mood swept last Saturday's stagefloors, hosting not just an adorable little songstress but also a welcome revisit to musical theater--all performed live on TV.

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Wagner @ Bayreuth: What to Make of Frank Castorf's 'Ring'...Overall? >>

Richard Wagner made hand grenades for the 1849 Dresden uprising, so maybe he would have cheered the tumultuous end of his 200th birthday 'Ring Cycle' in Bayreuth, a production that has raised questions over his heirs running the festival.

Chancellor Angela Merkel & Joachim Sauer

Is It Still Too Soon to Like Wagner Again? >>

One of the most irritating trends in contemporary musicology has to be the wholesale re-appraisal of a revered composer under the guise of institutional revisionism.

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