My mom's cousin is involved with a travel group that works with performers of all kinds. I don't know what his exact title is, but he often personally escorts the star talent of a group, whether it be a dance troupe, an orchestra or symphony, a singer, soloist (he's met the likes of Yoyo Ma, Itzhak Perlman) -- you get the idea. He's travelled all over the world and met many amazing people. This year he is coming to our area again (he was here two years ago with another dance group) and this time it is with the Bolshoi ballet! They are performing Don Quixote , and mom's cousin warned her last summer that she and I should plan to keep our calendar free next week so we could come be his guests at one of the performances! I'm waiting to hear we are still on, but excited nonetheless.