We can’t sing. It’s not allowed.

We had a great theme this time: “Slings and Eros.” Maybe we’ll use it for next fall’s season instead. We were scheduled to sing on May 15, 16, and 17. Now we won’t even be able to get our hair cut by then, or, in a few isolated cases, discreetly colored. And we’ve forgotten what it’s like to wear actual clothing, certainly from the waist down, since pants at a Zoom meeting are as superfluous as a surgical mask in the bathtub.

But there is some good news! Ruby Truong, née McNeil, former Art Mob soprano and the daughter of Art Mob founder Marcia Tucker and her husband Dean McNeil, has given birth to the next generation of the Mob: Margot Star Truong. Mother, baby, and father Huy Truong are healthy and happy. What a blessing. Margot’s maternal grandparents would have been beyond ecstatic.

The Mob will be back, so don’t forget us! We’ll be singing on December 18, 19, and 20; we’ve already (before all the craziness began) booked Tenri Cultural Institute for the Friday and Saturday shows, and we’re looking for a Sunday venue. Who knows, maybe we’ll have to stand six feet apart. We probably won’t be wearing masks, since it’s hard to sing in those things, but we’ll try to avoid using too many explosive consonants.

We send you our heartfelt wishes for your health and safety in these dangerous and disorienting times. Thank you so much for your support. See you later!