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Thursday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 23 Dec 2010 7:55 AM

Today in the roundup: The year in classical music, random acts of art and local music notes.


CLASSICAL REWIND: What were the local classical music highlights for 2010? Scott Cantrell counts down his top 10 classical and opera moments on Meanwhile, Wayne Lee Gay talks about some of this year’s classical trends on Front Row.

ART ATTACK: Artsy flash mobs have been popping up around the world for the last couple of years now. And while these dance performances and choir concerts look random, they actually take a lot of coordination. The Christian Science Monitor reports that traditional cultural institutions are now relying on the tactic to attract new audiences.

MUSIC BITS: The Lady Gaga cover band Rad Bromance will play the House of Blues on Monday. Guitarist Dan Geraghty talks about the one song in her catalog he’s not quite ready to tackle. ( … DC9 at Night counts down the top 20 music videos made by local bands in 2010. (DC9 at Night) … The Ridglea Theater has a grand re-opening date. (