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Subject: The Met reopens
From: Rich Lowenthal <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Rich Lowenthal <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 5 Dec 2018 19:25:41 +0000
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Well, sort of--Philadelphia's Metropolitan Opera House has reopened 
after renovations. The house was built in 1908 by Oscar Hammerstein (has 
anyone ever built more opera houses?) and after years as an opera house 
served as a movie theater, concert hall, basketball and boxing stadium, 
a church, and a recording venue for the Philadelphia Orchestra. It 
reopened Monday after a $56 million refurbishment--perhaps 
appropriately, given its age and history, with a Bob Dylan concert.

It's scheduled offerings do not include opera, but it's still terrific 
to see old venues reborn.

Rich


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