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Episode 0119 - Ixnay on the Afiamay

45 minutes | Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Frank Murphy is joined by his friend Kathryn Frady of Marble City Opera, who is helping to coach the cast of the University of Tennessee Opera Theatre production of Suor Angelica, which is on a double bill with The Medium. Kathryn’s husband James Marvel is the director of the production, with performances on November 10, 11, and 12, 2023 at the Bijou Theatre. Tickets are available at 
Frank and his wife Jere went to dinner with Kathryn and James at Clancy's Tavern & Whiskey House next to the Tennessee Theatre. Frank thinks Kathryn should have a Pint-Sized Opera at Clancy’s after her successful event at Fanatic Brewing. 
Frank and Jere discovered that they enjoy the house brand of corn chips at Aldi that is also called Clancy’s. He thinks it would be funny if there were retro-style commercials for Clancy’s.  Kathryn realizes that she had some corn chips and candies in her see-through purse. Many theaters now have a clear-bag policy. 
Frank gave a presentation about the history of the Body Farm to the Friends of the Vonore Library that was scheduled through It went well and he might get hired for additional presentations. The audience was surprised to hear some details about the cremation process. Kathryn wonders if she could hire Frank to do a presentation about the Body Farm in conjunction with her upcoming world premiere of the opera The Doctor & The Devils. Learn about the opera at 
Frank thinks that East Tennessee PBS might repeat his interview with Kathryn on the show Up Close with Frank Murphy on November 29, 2023 at 12:00 a.m. It’s also available on demand on the PBS App and at 
Frank knows three people who misplaced their phones. Jere actually had the phone in her pocket. His friend Stacey was talking on the phone when she thought it was misplaced. Neighbor Nancy left hers in a cart at the grocery store. Frank went to the store with her to help her find it. 
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Episode 0119 - Ixnay on the Afiamay
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