Happy eightieth birthday (tomorrow) to Frank Gehry, architect of the greatest concert hall of the modern era.... Norman Lebrecht gets an exclusive on the hot new mezzo-soprano Tutula Bartley.... The LA Times has a promising piece on Obama and the arts; Soho the Dog deconstructs the phrase "the arts count".... The Rocky Mountain News is no more; condolences to Marc Shulgold.... A fond farewell to Kyle Gann's PostClassic Radio.... The indomitable Alan Rich has a new home at the LA City Beat.... The Boston Symphony inaugurates its new recording series with discs and downloads of Bolcom, Ravel, Mahler, and Brahms; Jeremy Eichler sums up five years with James Levine.... Bob Shingleton likes the look of Pierre-Laurent Aimard's first season as artistic director of Benjamin Britten's glorious Aldeburgh Festival. But, John Amis has wondered, what does Aimard actually think of Britten's music?