Recap as of 6/19/23: News you mighta missed

The world rarely arrives in sonata form… we could all use a good recap. Why “Recap” is back Longtime readers know that we’ve played with various ways of sharing arts-related news with you, and with varying degrees of success. While we know very well that our Listers have plenty of access to the news that … Read more

Arts Summit could result in more county investment in the arts

The 2022 Arts and Health Week Summit. Photo by Taso Papadakis.

At this year’s “Arts and Health Week”, hosted by the LA County Dept of Arts & Culture, county supervisor Hilda J. Solis stumped for more arts in county services. Solis has long been an avid supporter of the arts, and ,the suggestion will take some time. But it’s always good to see more discussion of the essential nature of creative life… in the rest of life

Nina explains the debt limit deal

The amazing Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Executive Director of Americans for the Arts, has proven her keen insights into policy matters over many years, and getting on that organization’s mailing list is an essential step toward learning more about the arts across the country, and how our government policies impact what we do. Yesterday’s explanation of … Read more

POP is growing up with new ED, new HQ (and possibly more acronyms to come!)

Katherine Powers, new Executive Director for Pacific Opera Project

With a new headquarters in the works and a new Executive Director, it’s clear that Pacific Opera Project is building for the future.

Dudamel heading out

Gustavo Dudamel has announced that he will leave Los Angeles and the LA Phil to take over the New York Philharmonic in 2026, starting a five-year contract there. This is no huge surprise, considering that NY Phil’s head honcha, Deborah Borda, used to helm our own “big orch”, and was part of the team that … Read more

One smile fading

While some indicators in the arts are looking promising and we’re generally feeling vibes of a more hopeful arts community, not everything is moving forward, and the latest casualty is a “set it and forget” charity program that has, in theory, supported quite a few arts orgs in the Southland, across the US, and beyond. … Read more

Tweet networking

Don’t underestimate Twitter’s networking power… even amidst the chaos. I wrote recently about arts journalists and what Twitter has made possible for them.  That post also addressed quite a few other issues around the Land of the Blue Bird, and enough intriguing discussion h, redas come out of that post that I’d like to address … Read more

Great big grant for LA Master Chorale

More than $2.5mil has been granted to the Los Angeles Master Chorale by the Perenchio Foundation over the course of multiple years. This is the largest gift in the organization’s history.

Long Beach Opera announces 2023 season

[press release] LONG BEACH OPERA ANNOUNCES 2023 SEASONFEATURING FOUR OPERATIC EXPERIENCES INCLUDING WORLD PREMIERETHE ROMANCE OF THE ROSE BY KATE SOPER THREE-YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY NEW COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE SHELLEY WASHINGTON INFORMATION ABOUT SEASON TICKETS AT LONGBEACHOPERA.ORG THE ROMANCE OF THE ROSEMusic and Libretto by Kate SoperWORLD PREMIEREChristopher Rountree, conductorJames Darrah, directorWarner Grand Theater, … Read more

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