Social Networking Enters The Labor Arena

At first thought, you might not consider that a social networking site such as Facebook could have much influence on a professional U.S. orchestra work stoppage. However, when the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (JSO) lockout began, one JSO patron took it upon herself to establish the Facebook group, JSO Lockdown, in order to raise awareness about the situation. At the time this article is published, the group has attracted more than 800 members since it was founded on 11/15/2007…

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Giving Thanks

I’m thankful for being able to live in such a wonderful city with a thriving arts environment. I’m thankful for my blog’s new home and the freedom to invite other talented voices to begin their own blogs. I’m thankful for having the opportunity to earn a living while working from home. I’m thankful for a wonderful public transpiration system that takes me where I need to go when I need to …

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New Details From The Lockout In Jacksonville Part 2

On the heels of additional concert cancellations from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (JSO) , the second installment in this series of articles examines additional details that led to the first work stoppage of the season as well as where things are headed. In order to find out more details I contacted Kevin Casseday, musician spokesperson and Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra bassist as well as the musician’s legal counsel and negotiator, Leonard Leibowitz…

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New Details From The Lockout In Jacksonville

As the lockout in Jacksonville enters into its second week, the local Jacksonville public and the orchestra field at large are looking for additional details that led to the first work stoppage of the season as well as where things are headed. In order to find out more details, I contacted the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (JSO) Association and tomorrow’s article will feature information from an interview with the musicians’ spokesperson…

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The Arts Addict: A New Adaptistration Blog

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There’s excitement in the air as today marks the launch of the latest installment of a developing three-way mirror of cultural conversation designed to provide a comprehensive view on the field of performing arts. Arts Addict is self described blog about life “as a classical music bottom feeder.” Authored solely by the popular and well respected double bassist and blogger Jason Heath, Arts Addict will be an outlet for all of Jason’s non-double bass oriented writing…

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