Some sopranos moonlight beautifully as pot-stirrers…

Bubble, bubble… Let’s hear it for Lister / diva / activist / inspiration Ayana Haviv, who tweeted one of the most eloquently concise calls to action we’ve seen in the last week — here’s the three-parter: 1.If you care abt #arts, write short personal story abt how arts organizations affected u &/or gave u a job, send … Read more

The fight is here — right now

Arts community, it’s time to speak up — TODAY.  As of this morning, Donald Trump’s administration has released a budget proposal that, as they have repeatedly threatened, completely eliminates the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute for Library and Museum Services, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. As Chamber … Read more

11 other thoughts on creative activism

Change is everywhere, and opinions abound.  While we respect the right of every Lister to form their own political opinions, an open mind and a hard look at the impact of the new president and his claque on the arts is essential to our existence as creators, watchdogs and guardians of creative traditions.  We’ve talked about … Read more

Happy inauguration day

It’s been a tumultuous year, and this presidential election has been one of the most divisive in history.  Due to the diverse nature of the Listerhood, we tend to shy away from political issues on this blog. But with the broad statements and aggressive agendas being released by the new Trump administration that deeply affect … Read more

NEA grant for Hear Now Festival

Big kudos today for one of LA finest contemporary music endeavors! Hear Now Music Festival, an annual weekend of concerts featuring wonders of innovation and top-notch performers from SoCal and beyond.  This year’s festival was their biggest yet, and there is clearly much to look forward to, with this infusion of cash from the National … Read more

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