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Women, Fighting for Their Bodies in Song

December 12, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
A protest in song and dance that originated in Chile is quickly spreading around the world. Un violador en tu camino ( A Rapist in Your Path ) draws attention to violence against women and has already appeared in Colombia, Mexico, France, India, … » Read

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Hungarian Gov't Seizes More Control of Its Theaters

December 12, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Thousands of Hungarians gathered in Budapest on Dec. 9 to protest government legislation that would overhaul the financing and management of state-funded theaters. More than 50,000 people signed a petition condemning the proposal, which actors, … » Read

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Two New Artist Signings

December 12, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
American Soprano Latonia Moore, whose performance as Serena (“My Man’s Gone Now”) in the Met’s Porgy and Bess this fall rightfully earned abundant praise, has left Askonas Holt and joined the roster of San Francisco-based … » Read

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Michael Pastreich on the Transition to Ballet

December 11, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Michael Pastreich joined the Washington Ballet as CEO because he wanted to work with Julia Kent, the legendary ballerina who is now the company’s creative director. “Excellence is the core of everything she does,” he says, … » Read

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Playing a Wind Instrument Can Be Dangerous to Your Health

December 10, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
A new study has found that wind players face a 16 percent greater risk of developing a respiratory illness than members of the general public. Holly Drover, a physiotherapist at Nottingham University Hospitals and a flutist, conducted research … » Read

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Spano, on His Way Out, Makes Changes in Atlanta

December 10, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Now in his 19 th and penultimate year as music director, Robert Spano has made a few essential changes among key principals in the Atlanta Symphony. Succeeding principal cello Christopher Rex, who retired in 2018, is Rainer Eudeikis [pictured], … » Read

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