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October 29, 2008

TT: So what else is new?

neaOperaLogo.pngBusy as always, I'm off to Washington this morning to attend a meeting of the National Council on the Arts. On Friday afternoon I'll be lunching at the U.S. Supreme Court, where the National Endowment for the Arts and Justices Scalia, Kennedy, and Ginsburg are throwing a lunchtime bash for Leontyne Price, Carlisle Floyd, Richard Gaddes, and James Levine, the first recipients of the new NEA Opera Honors.

Well-informed readers will recall that Gaddes retired the other day from the Santa Fe Opera, where one of his last duties was to commission Paul Moravec and me to write The Letter. I had nothing whatsoever to do with Gaddes' receiving an NEA Opera Honor--the NEA is exceedingly fussy about conflicts of interest, real or perceived--but it goes without saying that I'm glad he's getting it, and I'll be saying a few words to that effect on Friday.

You know the rest. I'll blog when I can. See you around.

Posted October 29, 2008 12:00 AM

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