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Musicians' Union Blasts NFL for Half-time Performer Exploitation

September 2, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
In what appears to be a new low, even for the National Football League, the NFL has said it will ask Super Bowl half-time performers to pay to appear at the annual game. Usually these individuals charge nothing for their services; now the NFL … »Read
 

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DG Launches First Classical Label Streaming App

August 29, 2014 | Phil Sommerich, MusicalAmerica.com
LONDON--Germany-based producer Deutsche Grammophon has made a cautious venture into the controversial arena of music streaming with the launch of its DG Discovery app. What it bills as ‘‘the world’s first classical music label … »Read
 

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School Cancels Spamalot for 'Homosexual Themes'

August 29, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com from Slate
Educators in South Williamsport, PA, have deemed any references to homosexuality, even in a comedic setting, “risqué and offensive.” Officials in that town have cancelled a production of Monty Python’s Spamalot , planned … »Read
 

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Atlanta Symphony Seeks Cuts from Players

August 27, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
For the second time in as many years, the players in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra are facing a possible cuts in pay, benefits, and the size of the orchestra. In 2012, two years after the arrival of Stanley Romanstein [pictured] as CEO (he … »Read
 

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Rattle and Berliners Pose 'In Solidarity' with Choristers

August 27, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com
The Berlin Radio Choir, one of the world’s finest, has been working for the last 21 years without a contract, according to Limelight . Adding insult to injury, its members have not received a raise in ten years. The choir had reached a new … »Read
 

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Comparative Culture Shopping in Europe: London Costs the Max

August 22, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com from The Independent
For those planning a cultural jaunt across the pond on a limited budget, best to head for Warsaw, where a ticket to the opera or ballet costs only £20, and one to a classical concert just one pound less. If money is of little concern, … »Read
 
 

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