Tuesday, February 26, 2008

R.O.C.K. in the D.P.R.K.?

Eric Clapton has been invited to play a concert in North Korea the same day the New York Philharmonic performed. The Philharmonic played the U.S. anthem during their performance. At least the communist state has good taste in music. No word yet as to whether Clapton will accept the invitation.

Music Director Lorin Maazel conducts the New York Philharmonic Orchestra near a North Korean flag during a rehearsal at the East Pyongyang Grand Theater in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday morning, Feb. 26, 2008 ahead of its concert in the evening. The Philharmonic is the first major American cultural group to visit the isolated communist nation and the largest-ever delegation from the U.S. to visit its longtime foe. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)