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Aaron Carter

‘Fantasticks’ Vet Aaron Carter Endorses Donald Trump >>

Former 'Fantasticks' actor and pop star, Aaron Carter publicly endorsed Donald Trump for President on Saturday. It didn’t take long for the hate to start piling up on Carter from people quick to call him and Trump racist, with can only be done with if you have a very loose interpretation of what the word means.

Sydney Opera House Evacuated After Suspicious Package Delievered is Believed to Have Ties with Sydney Hostage Situation

Sydney Opera House Evacuated After Suspicious Package Delivered >>

After a siege in Australia left a lone gunman, identified as Man Haron Monis, and two hostages dead, so was the Sydney Opera House evacuated after a rumored "suspicious package" had been delivered to the concert hall.

Sting at the Tony Awards

Sting and 'The Last Ship' Star Michael Esper in Social Media Q&A >>

The composer and the star of the new Broadway musical will answer fans' questions via Twitter and a new video social app called Weev on October 15.

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers' Top Ten Operas Found on Twitter: Includes Puccini, Bellini, Strauss >>

Entitled “Joan Rivers Comedienne,” what lies below is a top ten list of operas.


Michael Cera Stars in Steppenwolf's 'This Is Our Youth' with Keiran Culkin & Tavi Gevinson; Releases Album 'True That' >>

Michael Cera released an indie lullaby of an album, True That, Beyonce style-- overnight fittingly on Bandcamp. To wit, Cera received a promotional Twitter announcement from old time friend Jonah Hill. Must have thought these up on set for This Is Our Youth with Tavi Gevinson and Kieran Culkin.

Elaine Stritch

‘30 Rock’ Tina Fey & Alec Baldwin Talks Colleen Donaghy Elaine Stritch after Broadway Legend’s Death >>

The lights have been dimmed on Broadway, out of respect for Elaine Stritch. The Broadway legend passed away this week at the age of 89. Stritch theater and TV credits are too numerous to name, but is (more-or-less civilized) TV fans will remember her for her Emmy award winning role as Jack’s mom Colleen Donaghy in the acclaimed NBC comedy '30 Rock.' Now '30 Rock' star and creator, Tina Fey, is opening up about her time with Stritch. Alec Baldwin has also tweeted his love for his on-screen mother.

Make Music New York, Winter 2013, Features Phil Kline's 'Peregrine' [SCHEDULE] >>

Join the 13 other participatory musical parades on Saturday, as well. And do share your first day of winter using @makemusicny on Twitter, hastag: #MMW2013

MEME ALERT: Joyce DiDonato, Susan Graham Show Us How to Be a

MEME ALERT: Joyce DiDonato, Susan Graham Show Us How to Be a "MezzoSexual" >>

Naturally, it was a tweet from Joyce DiDonato that first got our attention: "Are you ready for this? @Barihunks, eat your beautiful hearts out! The mezzos are on-line!" Indeed they are, or at any rate, a fansite for the lower-voiced ladies is there--with the eye-catching name MezzoSexual (what might have been a good tag line...Santuzzas in the City?).

DOWNLOAD: RE/Search Head V. Vale's 'Lausanne Theme' for Solo Piano >>

A mere 99 cents lands you the latest piano improvisation from the founder of RE/Search Publications.

Beethoven’s 'Moonlight Sonata' No. 14, Op. 27...the Kobe Bryant, NBA 2013 Version >>

Kobe Bryant, superstar basketball player, apparently likes to relax with a bit of Beethoven--played, at least sometimes, by himself. He's even appeared in a Lenovo commercial tinkling the ivories in music by the composer, although, strangely, when Classicalite went to YouTube to grab the vid to share with you, it had been taking down pending a copyright-related complaint.

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.

Bach Keyboard Concerti, in Order: Classicalite's Rewrite >>

Including, too, Tom Cowell's "10 Most Bangable Members of the New York Philharmonic" from the Village Voice blog. #SoundoftheCity

FREE DOWNLOAD: Lost Benjamin Britten and W.H. Auden Collaboration, 'Roman Wall Blues,' Recorded by NMC

FREE DOWNLOAD: Lost Benjamin Britten and W.H. Auden Collaboration, 'Roman Wall Blues,' Recorded by NMC >>

Recent years have seen the bringing to light of long-lost works by a storied list of composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Beethoven, and Joseph Martin Kraus among them--but surely none had such serendipitous timing as the turning up of Benjamin Britten's 'Roman Wall Blues.'

UPDATE: Boston Symphony Orchestra's Mark Volpe, Andris Nelsons Issue Statements Regarding Verdi at Tanglewood, Concussion at Bayreuth >>

Andris Nelsons, the BSO's brand new Latvian conductor, was concussed by a door in Bayreuth earlier this week. Right now, he is in a German hospital--forbidden to fly to the Berkshires.

Joyce DiDonato Dedicates Santa Fe Opera's Rossini to Gay Suicide Victim Carlos Vigil >>

Classicalite has remarked several times over on how American mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato is the epitome of class and grace. We now quote DiDonato's Facebook post from Wednesday afternoon, in which she dedicates her title role performance of Elena in that evening's Santa Fe Opera production of Rossini's 'La donna del lago' to one Carlos Vigil.

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