I’m spending a few days with family, and my clan enjoys the diversity of a lot of different musical tastes. We share a lot of things… but not a clear definition of what is “good music”. (It makes for some fun discussions.) Our pro-focused Facebook group has also engaged in some lively discussion recently about … Read more
Southern California is weird. We know it’s winter when we need to wear slippers to wash the dishes. When we have to dust off our umbrellas and remind ourselves (and others) to drive more carefull in the rain. When coats and jackets are unearthed that our Midwestern cousins would openly mock for their lightness. While … Read more
Speaking with one of our Listers recently, we discussed a situation involving an incredibly arrogant performer who just wasn’t fitting in. Sometimes this happens, and sometimes there are reasons. After some careful discussion, it was clear that the behavior was a significant issue. But it also seemed clear to the teller that this performer believed … Read more
It’s just after 11:00 p.m. on January 1st, at least in this time zone. Technically it’s still New Year’s Day, although that is rapidly drawing to a close. I’ve been puttering around the house all day, working on home projects and thinking about how to proceed with the List and with this blog, after a … Read more
This weekend lives in an atmosphere of celebration, as we celebrate the end of the SAG-AFTRA strike and all its effects on the local economy (as well as the many Listers who work as part of that union). We also mourn the dearly departed, as the seasonal tradition of Requiem performances continues after Halloween, All … Read more
Andrew Brown, one of our early Listers and a proven arts manager, has announced a move from his position at Pacific Chorale to become the new CEO of Pasadena Symphony Association as of November 13, 2023. That organization also has a new board president in Kimberly S. WinicK. Read the full press release and more about both in this Scoop.
Our website platform for LaurisList.com has a lot of automated things attached to it, and is a huge reason that the List has endured through COVID and over the last couple of years. One of those things sets up various reminders and processes for our admins, and today I saw one that made me hold … Read more
In my large and surprisingly diverse family, being opinionated is the norm. I don’t think any of my relatives will quibble with this — in fact, many of them are proud of it, and see it as a sign of strength. So I grew up talking a lot, trying to be truthful and saying exactly … Read more