February 22nd, 2023

LAW & DISORDER Performing Arts Division February 22, 2023  CALL TO ACTION! ARTS COMMUNITY ASSEMBLE!   We have until MARCH 13, 2023 to file public comments and objections to USCIS’s proposal to artist visa petition fees to nightmarish levels. As a reminder, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the consummate embodiment of incompetency, capriciousness, […]

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January 25th, 2023

LAW & DISORDER Performing Arts Division January 25, 2023 USCIS PROPOSES DRACONIAN FEE INCREASES FOR ARTIST VISAS!  Despite my efforts to have our blogs and updates covering a wide range of topics, and not just artist visas, I am now frustratingly forced to focus entirely on a significant issue that has arisen in the world of obtaining […]

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Artist Visa Updates, Force Majeure Clauses, Streaming Licenses, and Deep Thoughts

December 8th, 2022

  LAW & DISORDER Performing Arts Division December 8, 2022   INSIDE THIS ISSUE > Artist Visa Updates < > Force Majeure Clauses < > Streaming Licenses <   > Congratulations! < > Deep Thoughts <  Artist Visa Updates  • Current USCIS Service Center Processing Times Vermont Service Center: Standard Processing: 4 – 6 weeks Premium […]

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A New Vision for the festival in Evian

November 30th, 2022

Frank Cadenhead, Nov. 30, 2022 Starting with the opening on June 28, the Rencontres Musicales d’Evian will likely have a higher profile among festivals around Lake Geneva (Lac Léman in French). The violin star Renaud Caupçon has just been named Artistic Director and it will take place in Evian-les-Bains. The hall, La Grange au Lac, […]

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First Concert in a Long While

October 27th, 2022

Oct. 27, 2022 – by Frank Cadenhead A few months ago, I made my first musical outing in more than a year. (The next one is this Sunday – Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony appropriately). The first one was… ahh… problematic – not with musical issues but with my age and a new society. The concert was […]

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Backlogs at US Consulates, New USCIS forms, Contract Entirety Clauses, and Board Term Limits

June 15th, 2022

LAW & DISORDER: Performing Arts Division June 16, 2022 INSIDE THIS ISSUE » Backlogs at US Consulates « » New USCIS forms « » Contract Entirety Clauses « » Board Term Limits « Current USCIS Service Center Processing Times: Vermont Service Center: Standard processing: 4 – 8 weeks Premium processing: 9 – 10 days California […]

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Nuremberg’s Temporary Opera House.

February 19th, 2022

By: Frank CadenheadFebruary 19, 2022 It was called “Starlight Bowl” and it was an outdoor performance space in the center of the vast Balboa Park in San Diego. I have so many memories of the San Diego Symphony and their Summer concerts. Mostly light fare but usually programmed with classics from Mozart symphonies to Moussorgsky’s […]

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January 4th, 2022

By Brian Taylor Goldstein Happy New Year! Let’s hope the 2021 we wanted finally comes in 2022, Perhaps you were as surprised as I to wake up Christmas morning to discover that the U.S. Department of State had left an actual gift in our stockings. Not too much, and not too expensive, but it’s the […]

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The New Virus Variant.

November 27th, 2021

By: Frank Cadenhead, November 27, 2021 It was almost funny…. no actually it was laughable. At a Paris press conference at noon on November 25. Minister of Health Olivier Véran assured the performing arts sector that there would be no future closings of public venues and no other restrictions on the size of audiences. He […]

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New Directions for Opera in France?

October 19th, 2021

Many years ago, my French wife was surprised when I explained that America does not have a Minister of Culture. “Who supports the arts?” she asked and I explained what donors contribute to performing arts functions. “Then the rich control the orchestras and operas?” “Ahhhh…. yes…” I admitted. And, since the rich do not necessarily […]

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