One of our few living ambassadors of greatness, the arbiter of justice and dispenser of unmatchable side-eye Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be blessing us unworthy mortals with her new book “My Own Words” slated for release January 2017.

The press release says it will be”a selection of writings and speeches by Justice Ginsburg… READ MORE »


Nashville Opera Company mezzo-soprano Amy Herbst will not be hitting high notes anytime soon. The singer claims that a botched routine episiotomy during childbirth left her unable to perform without farting and well, sometimes pooping herself.   READ MORE »


Described as a cross between “comedy” and “heart-wrenching horror,” a new opera, “Anna Nicole,” opened in London last night. It’s about Anna Nicole Smith exploring her choices as a single mother until she runs out of options. With lyrics like “I want to blow you all” and “It’s the sound of a Jimmy… READ MORE »


Anna Nicole Smith died ignobly, but perhaps an opera at the Royal Opera House in London will redeem her. Nah, probably not. “Anna Nicole,” which is not so much an ode to the woman born Vickie Lynn Hogan but a musical rendering of her tragic life, will play February 17 to March 4. The buxom… READ MORE »


Anna Nicole Smith will be remembered for many things: her buxom body, obsession with the color pink, whiny baby voice, and, of course, marriage to oil tycoon Howard Marshall. Never did we think Anna Nicole would be associated with opera. The same guy who helped bring “Jerry Springer: The Opera” to the stage, Richard Thomas,… READ MORE »

Love & Sex

The Contraception Opera, “starring sperm and egg,” combines two of my favorite things — sex education and interpretive dance! Genius. [via BuzzFeed] … READ MORE »


First came tweets from space. Then there were tweets from the grave. Most recently, tweets came from the maternity ward. Now, London’s Royal Opera House, one of the most prestigious opera companies in the world, is producing a Twitter opera that will debut next month. Every line in the show will be a tweet of… READ MORE »


Britney Spears has turned her life around for the better in the last year. But that doesn’t mean people have forgotten the train wreck she once was. And some even expect her to go off the deep end again. Composer Jacob Cooper has created “Timberbrit,” (get it Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears?) a… READ MORE »