Schools are opening up!

There’s a flood of listings for teachers right now, as schools of all sorts look ahead to the day when they can fully open their doors. If you have any aspirations to find yourself a job as a music instructor of some sort, it’s time to tune up your resume and send your interview outfit … Read more

The arts are starting to wake up a bit

With changes in California’s state policies and the cautious reopening of a few iconic venues (who’s heading to Hollywood Bowl this summer?), performing arts presenters are finally starting to see the light at the end of that long, dark tunnel. Foundations and service organizations are looking around for attitudes and answers, with multiple surveys (big … Read more

Curiosity is your best asset right now

As we head into what we hope to be the last several months of the arts shutdown, we cross fingers and toes, WEAR OUR MASKS and think of stages and lights and singing together again. But simply waiting can take a toll on creativity, so I offer you a challenge, if you haven’t done it … Read more

LA Choral Lab ready to forge ahead with new ED

When a relatively new nonprofit board creates an Executive Director position, it’s a big day, and a sign they’re ready for some serious growth. That seems to be the case for one of our most exciting choral organizations, and we wait for more news of programs and changes with great anticipation. No doubt there’s more … Read more

Cherished music from the past…and a little reminder to protect it

I have a sad tale that many musicians share: I once lost ten years’ worth of digital recording files due to the unexpected failure of an external hard drive. I had chosen carefully, protected the drive from the usual threats (heat, surge, virus, etc.), and it was only about three years old, which is about … Read more

My vaccine came with bonus insights

Yeah, that’s a big claim. I’m not sure I can actually live up to that title, but I couldn’t resist. You see, I got vaxxed on Saturday, with no small amount of ridiculous drama. My appointment was sudden and unexpected, I really hate needles, I had to get a friend to drive me about 35 … Read more

Breaking News: CA opening earlier than expected

Californians from the Arts shares news from the state capitol: Governor Newsom has made a big announcement today, and one that is sure to send arts orgs and others scrambling to make and change plans. While most previous announcements seemed to focus on opening performances in the fall, the state’s updated plan to reopen businesses … Read more

Happy April Fool’s Day!

I thought hard about doing a fake article or other prank today, but aside from the time that I just haven’t had time this week (see below!), the whole concept has had me thinking even harder. After the year we’ve all been through, levity is good. But is fooling each other equally good? Maybe not. … Read more

An announcement about our community review program

We have shared this announcement with our reviewer team, a group on long hiatus due to…well, you know. But we must announce to all that we’re putting our Community Review Program on hiatus, perhaps permanently. As this has been just part of our ongoing coverage of the arts, let’s explain: While arts orgs are hesitantly … Read more

The big build is here!

So, that’s been fun… If you’ve visited the Lauri’s List website recently, you may have noticed the strange LACK of something very essential — the menus. (Yeah, that’s a problem.) Sadly, our main site has been hacked, and while a basic fix has been achieved (at great expense), our fixers inadvertently broke some essential components … Read more

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