#BornThisDay: Singer, Linda Ronstadt


July 15, 1946- Linda Marie Ronstadt has been providing me with listening pleasure for 45 years, often taking a leading role on the soundtrack to my life’s ups, downs, fears, & tears. Folk, Rock, Punk, ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Jean Cocteau

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July 5, 1889- Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau I am a hyphenate: ne'er-do-well-bon-vivant-hedonist-reluctant-star-cultural icon-star fucker. My husband is a hyphenate; ... See the Rest

New Armani Code Commercial: “In a World Where Everybody Looks Like Chris Pine…”

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Fabulously inscrutable Armani Code commercial featuring Chris Pine, another Chris Pine, two more Chris Pines, and finally Chris Pine as a bartender (with Chris Pine drinking at the bar). Even if you aren't a Chris Pine fan, you'll love the jaunty dubstep version of "Barber of ... Watch Now

First Look: The Brokeback Mountain Opera

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The opera, based on the Annie Proulx short story and best movie EVER, opens tonight in Madrid. Here, 75-year-old American composer Charles Wuorinen talks about retooling the tragic love story into an opera. YouTube commenters seem worried that the complex operatic styling will ... See the Rest

Flashback 1960: Maria Callas Arrives at the Cannes Film Festival


Says OperaQueen (perhaps a little bitterly): "A time and ... See the Rest

Bizarre Bizet


A fabulously surreal, raucously moderne (robots!) gay gay gay reinterpretation by August Schram of "Habanera" from Bizet's 1875 opera Carmen. (via towleroad) ... See the Rest

On the Red Carpet: Opening Night of the Metropolitan Opera Season

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Donizetti’s L’Elisir D’Amore— “The Elixir of Love” — opened the season in dramatic style. Courtney Love looked every inch the grande dame in her elegant beaded black gown ... See the Rest

Hip-Hopera: The New Kia Soul Commercial


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