Just got back in the office to find the announcement: Liar-liar-pants-on-fire George Steel's unholy ghost has finally been exorcised by the Dallas Opera, which this morning named 47-year-old Keith Cerny its new general director -- which is big enough news Bloomberg and The New York Times have taken notice. (I keep misreading the Bloomberg head: "'Moby-Dick' in Wings, Dallas Opera Hires New General Director.")
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We'll be at the press conference this afternoon at 3:30 -- Patrick Michels never misses the chance to hang out at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House -- but some notes till then: He doesn't officially take the title till the end of May, and following his tenure as executive director and CFO of the San Francisco Opera, Cerny was CEO of Sheet Music Plus, from which I bought my son The Who guitar playalong book. And: He kinda looks like Tracy Rowlett.