We’ve got a new batch of MacArthur Fellows. I’d never heard of most of the fellows, which is great. But I am familiar with two of them. Stuart Dybek bowled me over with his short story that I’ve probably mentioned a million times, If I Vanished. Dawn Upshaw is a very good soprano. She sang in Atlanta last year in Ainadamar, an opera performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 2006. Alex Ross wrote a review of the 2003 premiere.

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