Dive into your task list with a monthly AFD (Action-Focused Day)

Planning is absolutely essential. But you can’t stop there. If you’re spending too much time making and organizing your lists and notes rather than taking action to check those things off, here’s a way to reset on a regular basis: It’s an ACTION-FOCUSED DAY. The technique is simple, and you’d do well to make room … Read more

Thoughts on disruption

It’s been a very big week for SoCal arts, with both happy and sad news aplenty. But we’re used to some shaking, right? The Colburn School announced a mammoth $350 million expansion with the help of some architect named Frank Gehry (oh yeah, he’s that guy who likes silver buildings…). Long Beach Opera canceled their … Read more

Long Beach Opera cancels ‘Stimmung’ amid organizational strife

Long Beach Opera has canceled all performances of the upcoming ‘STIMMUNG’, amid controversy and staff resignations. We share their official statement and wish everyone involved the best.

Because I said so

As we start to get busy again, I’m hearing a theme in the posts and emails and conversations and general vibe from some of our Listers: FEAR. We’re all dealing with the same reality: fewer jobs around, and way too many talented artists vying for them. It’s exactly what we’ve all trained for… but more … Read more

Annual event celebrates community around art and science

Press release from San Diego outlines “Life Sciences Night” coming on March 29, 2022, around a performance of Gounod’s ‘Roméo et Juiette’.

Yes, you need some coaching. (We all do.)

Call it processing. Call it the buddy system. Getting some perspective. Finding a new viewpoint. What you probably already know is that being an artist and performer is hard, and no one should go through that life alone. Whether you need a single session to clarify your goals or lay out some plans, or a … Read more

Thinking about wealth

It’s probably no surprise that this has been coming up a lot lately: The world around us talks about achieving wealth incessantly, and any number of gurus have methods they’d love to sell you. But regardless of the viability of any or all of these plans, there are far too many artists who give up … Read more

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