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Ronald Perelman

Perelman Takes Over as Carnegie Hall Chairman, Hopes to Shift From Classical Performances to Mainstream Acts >>

The internet is blowing up with news that billionaire Ronald Perelman will be succeeding Sanford I. Weill as the chairman of Carnegie Hall, a position he has held for nearly 25 years. The announcement isn’t just shocking because of the staff change, but also because Perelman has said to the New York Times that he is “not much of a classical music enthusiast” and hopes to push the hall into hosting more pop performances.

Jonas Kaufmann

Dating Rumors Swirl Around Tenor Jonas Kaufmann, Pop Singer Madonna >>

Rumors have been flying about a love connection between the world's most famous tenor, Jonas Kaufmann, and famous pop star Madonna. Sources claim that the musically inclined pair first met at a Christopher Makos exhibition in London and are now an item. The Queen of Pop is hoping that the two will be able to make an album together. Madonna, fresh off an extremely talked-about "Interview" magazine cover, has had a slew of lovers in the past. In the summer, she was rumored to be dating her 26-year-old dancer and choreographer Timor Steffens, but that quickly ended and has now set her sights on Kaufmann. But the recently separated Kaufmann seems to still be playing the field. Recently, he has been spotted with Christiane Lutz, an opera director who works at the Graz and Lubeck theaters.

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