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Classical Notes: June 9, 2009 Archive

Classical Music as Teen Repellant Backfires

Posted at 2:09 AM on June 9, 2009 by Gillian Martin

Maybe you've seen various stories over the years about stores, bus stations, etc., using loud classical music to deter rowdy teens from loitering.

A shop in Scotland tried that tactic, and found to their dismay that the kids liked the music. Maybe concert halls should try it?

North Korea in Musical News

Posted at 3:51 PM on June 9, 2009 by Rex Levang

As fans of MPR's In the Loop know, that show has been having some fun lately with recent news out of North Korea. If you want a glimpse into how these spoofs come together, there's some "making of" video from my colleague Jeff Horwich below.

Meanwhile, this news, from a Russian news agency, is being reported as the sober truth: North Korean leader Kim Jung Il is now a director of opera.