Headline bloopers column brings to mind ‘live’ audiences

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To the Editor:

I sure enjoyed Lorne Eckersley’s recent column on headline bloopers (“This is the Life: Black and white and red in the face”).

What gets me is something I hear quite often: “So-and-so will be performing in front of a live audience.” In my experience I have always performed in front of a live audience, save those occasions at funerals at the cemetery. Where do these others generally perform? If there is an audience, may we assume it is live?

Some airhead announcers also add: “A live recording.” Really? How else?

Larry Ewashen