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Fulcrum Point New Music Project
THE NEWS Pop Opera by JacobTV
Starring Nora Fisher and Loire


“Stinging political parody, calculated to offend liberals and conservatives alike…The News made me want to laugh and cry and get angry, sometimes at the same time. That’s quite an accomplishment for any work of contemporary art.”
– John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune


THE NEWS is a reality opera in which live music is synchronized with non-fiction footage from the international media, based on speech grooves. Singing anchors present news items about politics, economy, religion, war and peace, showbiz and trivialities. The avant pop music by brilliant Dutch composer JacobTV is a blend of classical, world, blues, jazz, rock, and pop.


Fulcrum Point New Music Project
Jim Gailloreto — reeds
Matt Wifler — reeds
Jeremy Ruthrauff — reeds
Stephen Burns — trumpet
Andrew Baker — trombone
Karl Montzka — piano
Steve Roberts — guitar
Ian Ding — percussion
Larry Kohut — bass

Location: Thalia Hall


Thalia Hall
1807 S. Allport St., Chicago, IL 60608

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