Count on wonderful music and a bug or two at ‘Magic Flute’ in gardens and parks

It takes performers with particular skills to sort out classical and pop music whereas sweating, swatting mosquitoes and executing hip-hop dance strikes.

“Rodolfo [Nieto] has an aria and he has to accompany himself on guitar” mentioned Taous Khazem, director of this yr’s Pickup Truck Opera, a tackle Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” And I am like, ‘What can Joni [Griffith] not do?’ She’s singing, taking part in violin with the pit, dancing and in addition sporting a masks.”

It is all in a present now touring the state, performing open air with little greater than a truck for a

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The infinite magic of Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman”

Tright here was a time when newspaper articles about Neil Gaiman would begin with a long-winded rationalization of who this odd English chap was, and why readers ought to think about choosing up “The Sandman”, his epic comic-book sequence. In 2008, a dozen years after the unique run of “The Sandman” had come to an finish and thousands and thousands of copies had been bought, after even the publication of a number of unrelated bestselling novels, together with “American Gods” and “Neverwhere”, the Instances contrived to call Mr Gaiman “probably the most well-known author you’ve by no means heard

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