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The 19th century fan craze "Lisztomania" got so out of control that Franz Liszt started distributing the hairs of which animal in place of his own?

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Answer: Dog
Reportedly Franz Liszt (1811-1886), one of the first musicians to possess the types of obsessed fans that are more or less common with big-time entertainers these days, bought a dog specifically for the purpose of sending its hair to adoring fans who incessantly begged for clippings of Franz's own locks.

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Which musician held a benefit concert and helped raise $1 million for the financially-ailing Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2012?

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Answer: Kid Rock
Though Kid Rock is not from Detroit itself but nearby Romeo, Michigan, he cared enough for classical musical to help save the Detroit Symphony Orchestra from extinction when he and his Twisted Brown Trucker band performed alongside the orchestra on 12 May 2012 and helped raise a lot of money on their behalf.

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Which artist(s) did US President George W. Bush once call "the biggest threat to American youth since polio"?

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Answer: Eminem
In 2001, President Bush directed this unflattering comment to none other than Eminem whose brash, froward lyrics were at the time turning the American music industry on its head.

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Xiang Yu is the central character in which famous Peking opera?

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Answer: "The Hegemon-King Bids His Concubine Farewell"
Xiang Yu (232 BC - 202 BC), a warlord, is a popular figure in Chinese history. For instance, in addition to having his likeness grace videogames, comic books and movies, he is also the central character in "the Hegemon-King Bids His Concubine Farewell" (1918) as well as a couple of other Peking operas.

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In 2014, music producer Dr. Luke initiated legal action against which pop singer?

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Answer: Kesha
The lawsuit of Kesha v. Dr. Luke began in 2014 with Luke filing charges of defamation and breach of contract against Kesha, and Kesha and her mother countersuing for sexual harassment, emotional distress, etc. As of the beginning of 2019 the case is yet to be resolved.

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The renowned "St. Matthew Passion" (1727) is one of two Passion settings by Bach that are still entirely extant. The other is based on the gospel of which other saint?

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Answer: St. John
Johann Sebastian Bach's other fully extant Passion setting is the "St. John Passion", which being originally performed in 1724, predates the "St. Matthew Passion".

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Which of the following rock legends died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound?

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Answer: Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana fame committed suicide at the age of 27 in 1994. Although his career was very brief, he established himself as one of the greatest rockers in modern history.

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Mozart composed the music for the famous opera "Don Giovanni" (1787). But who was its librettist?

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Answer: Lorenzo Da Ponte
Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838), who in addition to being an opera librettist was also a poet and Catholic priest, assisted Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in bringing forth the classic "Don Giovanni".



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