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Compensation for Arts Workers: Exploitation Is the Norm

February 15, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
A life devoted to the arts may offer many rewards. Sadly, a large income is very rarely one of them. ArtsPay 2018, a U.K. survey of pay and earnings in the cultural sector, suggests that expectations of long unpaid hours that “wouldn't be … » Read
 

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American Ballet Theater to Perform on Cruise Ships

February 15, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Since modern cruise ships have come to resemble floating resorts in size and activity options, instability at sea is apparently no longer an issue. Perhaps that’s one reason the entertainment on Celebrity Cruises is soon to feature dancers … » Read
 

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Chicago Symphony Musicians Authorize a Strike

February 15, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
There was a time when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians were the highest paid in the land. In recent years, they have become only the third highest paid, after Los Angeles and San Francisco, where base wages are expected to reach $3570 per … » Read
 

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Sony Reissues The Black Composers Series

February 15, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Sony Classical’s recent reissue of the “Black Composers Series” is a timely reminder of the late Chicago conductor Paul Freeman’s contributions to promoting classical music written by African Americans. First released by … » Read
 

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Opera in the 'Burbs: Atlanta Announces 2019-20

February 14, 2019 | Nicholas Beard Musical America
For its 40 th -anniversary season, the Atlanta Opera will mount four operas on its mainstage, the 2,750-seat Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center (named for Cobb County, a suburb of Atlanta). Its two-opera “Discovery” series will use … » Read
 

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New Performance Center for Brown U

February 14, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Brown University and the New York-based architectural firm REX have unveiled designs for the university’s new 94,500-square-foot performing arts center,  to be located on the former site of the 19 th -century Sharpe House, moved to … » Read
 
 

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