Hell Hath No Fury Like The Kimmel Center Scorned

An Associated Press article from Tuesday, November 29, 2005 reports that Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is seeking damages from Rafael Vinoly Architects, the Center’s architectural firm…

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Jacket Not Required

Recently, I had the good fortune to attend a Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concert in their home venue which included a performance of Wieniawski’s 2nd violin concerto, featuring MSO concertmaster, Frank Almond, as soloist. The concerto was programmed as the second piece that evening and up until Frank walked out, everything about the concert was just like what you would expect from any orchestra concert…

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Setting The Stage For Online Distribution In San Diego

There was an interesting article in the November 19th edition of the San Diego Union-Tribune by Preston Turegano which reported a that the San Diego Symphony will receive a $150,000 gift from The Copley Press Inc. (who also publishes the Union-Tribune). Apparently, the money will sponsor local radio broadcasts of 14 San Diego Symphony Masterworks concerts from the 2005-2006 season and six concerts on National Public Radio…..

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Giving Thanks

Brian Sacawa, the brains behind Sounds Like New, has recently published what has to be one of the creative blogrolls centered on the ever growing gaggle of culture related blogs. Personally, I’m thankful that the ranks of cultural bloggers are filled by such clever, dedicated, individuals like Brian and all the fine folks he incorporated into his piece. What are you thankful for today?

Baby Chicks And Cultural Events

While in Chicago over the weekend, my wife and I took the time to visit the Museum of Science and Industry. By the end of the afternoon I was reflecting on which exhibits made the greatest impact and something dawned on me (warning: the remainder of this article contains pictures of fuzzy baby chicks)…

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