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No one ever built a statue for a critic, until....

Posted at 3:43 PM on May 29, 2007 by Don Lee

It's not been widely reported, but classical music critic Michael Anthony appears to be one of the casualties in Star Tribune staff cutbacks. The paper gave Lani Willis of the Minnesota Opera space on yesterday's op-ed page to complain about the move.

The Strib's new editor Nancy Barnes writes that she considers the arts and entertainment important areas to cover. In that light, what are we to make of the changes in classical coverage? Who will review concerts? Will there be reviews at all? Will there be more (or fewer) feature stories about classical music?

Marianne Combs is looking into these and other questions for a story to air later this week on MPR News.