Still claiming the title of Turnaround King, Michael Kaiser left the Kennedy Center today with a blot on his record. So weak has been the offering in the past year, so enfeebled the directorship, that no classical artist has made it onto the honors board.
The winners are soul singer Al Green, Hollywood actor Tom Hanks, singer-songwriter Sting, dancer Patricia McBride, and comedian Lily Tomlin.
What was Kaiser doing when his mind should have been on the job? Meddling in Philadelphia. Read Peter Dobrin here.