Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Let's Liberace up the Olympics!

This is almost too good to be true. David Remnick reports in the New Yorker that Lang Lang is rumored to be an opening up act for the Olympics.

Too good to be true. But then it is China.

"Lang's penchant for "moony gyrations and emotive expressions" while playing annoy classical-music critics, including the Times' Anthony Tommasini, who walked out of Lang's Carnegie Hall debut in 2003....magine this dude, dressed Liberace style, atop a column in Beijing's Olympic stadium, almost definitely playing this song, and you'll have a good idea why we never watch Olympic opening ceremonies."

My retinas burn just thinking about it.


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