News, deep thoughts, audience perspectives and the threat of a strike in SoCal

Arts Catch-Up:  News through 11/2/16 It’s National Opera Week!  Have you entertained enough deep thoughts about opera this week?  Do you feel that you’ve pondered your art form sufficiently? Anybody know a good joke or two?  Here are a few stories to help get the conversation started: Classical business “Pacific Symphony musicians threaten to strike” … Read more

Arts Catch-up: News through 10/24/16

Whatdja miss?  Don’t let Facebook and late-night TV be your sole sources for arts news.  Take a second and read something!  Here are a few stories you may have missed in the last week or so: Bloggerville — Muses, reviews, and a farewell “Jason McVicker, 1962-2016” — Parterre Box, 10/17/16 One of the opera world’s beloved observers … Read more

Arts catch-up: News through 10/18/16

Unless you were hiding under a rock this week, you’ve probably heard the news about Bob Dylan‘s Nobel (and the fact that they can’t get in touch with him).  You may even have heard about what Mozart can do for a good grape. But here are a few other stories you may have missed in the … Read more

Arts Catch-up: News through 10/10/16

What’s going on in the arts world?   Here are a few articles you may have missed in the last week: Champions of music (and musicians) “Philip Glass: own your work and get paid for it” — Kottke.org, 10/5/16 The maverick composer talks about a basic financial tenet for the artistic life. “How the performing arts can … Read more

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