It’s the Girls’ Turn

I got hooked on the game when my daughter played in high school. Sorry to see George Mason out of the tournament, but they were magnificent. And the DC area is still alive… Maryland has a chance for the women’s national championship tomorrow night!

Wish I would’ve had/made more time in my own life for sports. Even though athletics and performing arts too often find themselves in opposition, they are so much alike. Think on your feet. No looking back. Live only in the moment. The basketball court, the school band and the auditorium stage – some of the best preparation for life you’ll find anywhere.

Go Terps!


Got 4 minutes? Be sure your speakers are on and go here.

Eloise Ristad, she of marvelous Soprano on Her Head fame, used to recommend juggling as one of the best ways to integrate mind and body.

Wolf Trappers Take Washington

It was a great weekend for singers who trod the Wolf Trap boards as young artists. All of this in the last two days:

  • L’elisir d’amore at Washington National Opera – Elizabeth Futral, Paul Groves, Steve Condy
  • Tancredi at Washington Concert Opera – Stephanie Blythe, Larry Brownlee, Sarah Coburn
  • Das Rheingold at Washington National Opera – Gordon Hawkins, John Marcus Bindel
  • Live from the Met – Saturday’s broadcast of Fidelio – Alan Held, Jennifer Welch-Babidge, Gregory Turay

Back by midweek – am nursing a spring cold that has rendered me stupid, so I’ll stop here.

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