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A Lincoln Center Festival Farewell, from Its First Director

November 17, 2017 | John Rockwell, Musical America
The official announcement of the demise of the Lincoln Center Festival was not unexpected, ever since its director, Nigel Redden, was let go this summer. But it was still sad, at least for some of us, and provides an occasion for reflection on … » Read

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Arizona Opera Adds Venue for More Intitmate Fare

November 16, 2017 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Herberger Theater Center, which is owned by the city of Phoenix, AZ, but operated by an independent nonprofit, is welcoming three new tenants for the 2018-2019 season. Although the Arizona Opera will continue to present three operas per … » Read

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Aussie Union Checks on Sexual Harrassment in the Arts

November 15, 2017 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Actors Equity of the Australian Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) is conducting an online survey of sexual harassment and bullying in the Down Under theater community. Final results will not be available until after November 17, … » Read

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Tax Reform Could Put Charitable Giving at Considerable Risk

November 14, 2017 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
While it would require a team of tax lawyers and accountants to accurately describe the current House and Senate tax bills, much less how they compare, what is clear, according to , is that the deduction for charitable giving is in … » Read

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Was DC 'Concert for Unity' Russian Propaganda?

November 14, 2017 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
In a strongly worded article in Newsweek , Diane Francis, a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council's Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center and editor at large with Canada’s National Post , has savaged a November 13 “Concert for Unity” at … » Read

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Berklee Responds to Sexual Misconduct Investigation

November 14, 2017 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
At an open forum on Monday, Berklee College of Music President Roger Brown responded to last week’s Boston Globe report on sexual harassment charges. The Globe's investigation found several students reported being assaulted, groped or … » Read

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