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Five Quickies: Il Divo on Broadway, Zach Braff in 'Bullets Over Broadway,' Chris Thile's Mandolin Bach, Verizon's Droid Mozart Ad, Brolin Family Rock Opera >>

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.

The Future of Concert Production: New World Symphony Premières Video Work for Britten's 'Peter Grimes' >>

The New World Symphony presents the premiere of a new work for video and orchestra in its state-of-the-art multimedia venue.

Five Quickies: Les Misérables with Lawyers, Donald Rosenberg on Modern American Symphonies, Britten's Lost 'Sylphides,' Charlie Parker's Birthday, Snapchat Opera

Five Quickies: Les Misérables with Lawyers, Donald Rosenberg on Modern American Symphonies, Britten's Lost 'Sylphides,' Charlie Parker's Birthday, Snapchat Opera >>

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.

Five Quickies: American Orchestral Crisis, MacArthur Grants Increase, M.I.T.'s Futuristic Opera, Tchaikovsky's Wrong Note, Six Hours of John Zorn at 60 >>

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 July.

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That's What She Sang >>

“I also request that, starting today, you refer to me by my new name and use the feminine pronoun (except in official mail to the confinement facility).” -- Chelsea Manning

Five Quickies: Wynton Marsalis Touring 'Abyssinian,' 'Amélie' on Broadway, Dave Mustaine's San Diego Symphony, George Fetner's Kickstarter, Beethoven on Theremin >>

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.

EXCLUSIVE: Baritone Anthony Michaels-Moore Responds to 'Independent on Sunday' Reviewer Lay-Offs >>

"...if it's not an economic priority for a news organization to have a policy of informing and advising their readers about cultural events, and commentating on them, then it's not a priority for me to buy that paper." -- Anthony Michaels-Moore

EXCLUSIVE: Conductor Andrew Litton Responds to 'Independent on Sunday' Reviewer Lay-Offs >>

"The demise of the music critic strikes a somber knell for all musicians." -- Andrew Litton

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Off Broadway Closing: Jessica Dickey's 'Charles Ives Take Me Home' [PHOTOS] >>

When a father's love of music clashes with his daughter's passion for basketball, modernist composer Charles Ives is the perfect referee.

Door Still Open for Concussed Andris Nelsons to Conduct 'Lohengin' at Bayreuth >>

(Wait...so does that mean said door is closed now?)

BREAKING: U.K.'s 'Independent on Sunday' Reportedly Axes its Critics >>

The role of reviewers in today's society has been further degraded today by the U.K.'s Independent On Sunday newspaper, which has--our colleague Norman Lebrecht reports at his Slipped Disc blog--just made almost all of its critics redundant. It will, he says, instead run a digest of arts reviews.

National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-US) Well-Received on Debut >>

This month has seen the debut performances of the newly-formed National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (which we're now calling NYO-US, for short). A first bow at the Performing Arts Center of Purchase College, and then Carnegie Hall in New York, was followed by an important date at the BBC Proms in London.

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Chicago Symphony's Riccardo Muti Fires Back at The New York Times' Sunday Book Review >>

The man who turned down the New York Philharmonic, over a decade ago now, offers his riposte to a trio of book reviews penned by Rachel Shteir.

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