One thing is going right in town
We really have a blessing in town, a profound distraction from the tedium of political life and antidote to the slapdash ceaseless joke-panels that make up the purportedly important Pacific Daylight Time as well as all the counterfeit celebrity chicanery to which our purportedly important media subjects us.
The blessing is named Nino Machaidze, and I loved her in Il Turco in Italia in the spring. But now she's in LA Opera's production of Romeo et Juliette, and for this relief much thanks. A review of mine of this production is over at LA Opus. I went Wednesday--as I did with her other recent production here, I hope to try to go again.