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Pay $50 Support the Arts--on Your Bumper

October 30, 2014 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
It’s the perfect gift for the man or woman who has everything. California, already savvy enough to sell a special license plate for an additional $50 that supports the arts, now has a way to make those plates gifts, by selling vouchers for … »Read
 

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Madison Square Garden Might Spin Off Entertainment Unit

October 29, 2014 | Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — The Madison Square Garden Co. (MSG) said Monday it's considering a plan to split off its entertainment businesses from its media and sports divisions. The New York company said it approved a plan to explore breaking into two … »Read
 

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Bluetooth Miracle: Music, Direct to the Brain

October 29, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com from the BBC
Digital hearing aids make listening to music problematic in a way that the old analog devices did not, according to researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Recorded music sounds distorted because the aids work by compressing the … »Read
 

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Atlanta's WAC Prez Slams National Musicians' Union

October 27, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
Management of the Woodruff Arts Center has told the Atlanta Symphony Musicians that they have until 4 p.m. today to accept its latest “offer,” which includes leaving the size of the orchestra at 76 for the next four years, while at … »Read
 

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Atlanta Musicians Make Counterproposal by Deadline

October 27, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Players’ Association (ASOPA) submitted a counterproposal to the Woodruff Arts Center on Monday, before the latter’s imposed deadline of 4 p.m. In it, the players agree to keep the orchestra size as low as 77 … »Read
 

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Confession of a Critic: Carmen as 'hackneyed espagnolerie'

October 24, 2014 | Paul du Quenoy, MusicalAmerica.com
Earlier this fall, I ended a review of Bizet's Carmen with a flippant dig at what I called the "hackneyed espagnolerie " of its score. How can such an opera fan find fault with one of the most treasured works of the repertoire, one that … »Read
 
 

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