I have always been a big fan of Sean Penn and consider him talented and interesting. It’s a damn shame he’s going to die at such a young age due to lung cancer if he doesn’t give up those cigarettes. The world will lose an artist, his wife will lose her husband and their children will have no father. You’d think a guy as smart as that would know better. (P.S.: You might mention this to your reporter also.)
Last week’s music feature on Bright Eyes’ performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic [“Conor vs. Phil,” September 28-October 4] misstated Bing Wang’s title with the orchestra. She is the associate concertmaster for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. As well, although the feature discussed both the Bowl Orchestra and the L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra, only the latter was involved with the Bright Eyes performance. We apologize for the confusion.