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Homographs, Homonyns, Heteronyms

Jeff, a junior-high band director from Lafayette, Indiana, led a spring concert as part of the Bernstein at 100 celebration featuring work by Leonard Bernstein (pronounced BERN-stine or ?bərnstʌɪn) as well as composer Elmer Bernstein (pronounced...

locked

locked  adj.— «Even though the main concert seems overly “locked,” to use a theatrical term, there are enough nice punch lines here, as well as the often brilliant extras, to entertain most comedy lovers.» —“Rita Rudner:...

bathroom song

bathroom song  n.— «There are smart and stupid times to visit a public restroom. A stupid time would be at an oldies concert, when someone like Paul McCartney says, “Here’s a song from my new album.” In the concert trade, those...

360 deal

360 deal  n.— «This was the year of the so-called “360 deal,” what some are calling the wave of the future in which companies like concert promoter Live Nation cut $100-million plus deals with longtime major-label superstars...

divabetic

divabetic  n.— «When Patti LaBelle declared at a Luther Vandross tribute concert, “Diabetes doesn’t control me, I control it,” Mr. Vandross” assistant, Max Szadek, coined “divabetic.” That was more than two...

lofter

lofter  n.— «In recent years, Capone’s target demographic of business casual-clad office workers has begun to shift thanks to the residential movement that has brought “lofters,” as she called them, to the Square. Last winter, Capone...