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LB...Oop, Episode 5

In this final episode of LB...oop!, Derrell and Joanna discuss Juneteenth and what it has to teach us about the current racial awakening unfolding within the opera artform.

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LB...Oop, Episode 4

In this episode of LB...Oop, Derrell Acon and Joanna Ceja address the current state of affairs of the nation and talk about the pressing events around police brutality, protests, and even how these racist structures creep into opera.

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LB...Oop, Episode 3

Joanna Ceja and Derrell Acon have a lively discussion in their third episode of LB...Oop about some of the awesome things artists are doing on social media during this weird period of sheltering in place. Then they discussed their favorite shows, dance clubs and pet peeves during a show.

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LB...Oop, Episode 2

Opera singers and staff members Derrell Acon and Joanna Ceja discuss their lives as opera singers living through this crisis, but never lose their senses of humor. Prepare to laugh out loud at their shenanigans.

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LB...Oop Debuts! Episode 1

LBO's own Education and Engagement team Derrell Acon and Joanna Ceja are also accomplished opera performers. They bring their own special magic to LBO's first Live Video Podcast which debuts Friday April 17th at 6:00 PM on LBO's Facebook Page. Hear what they have to say about a variety of topics including the effect the Coronavirus is having on the opera world and singers, and how artists are coping.

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