With Friends Like These…

The 2/13/2011 edition of the Washington Post published an article by Peter Marks that does an excellent job of covering the explosive remarks by NEA chair Rocco Landesman made during a recent theater conference. At issue is his response to the question about the declining audience figures for the arts…

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Americans For The Arts Taking Action Against NEA Cuts

Kudos to Americans for the Arts and their recent efforts to push back against growing momentum by the Republican Study Committee for a proposal to drastically cut National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) funding for the remainder of the 2011 fiscal year…

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Will The DSO Cancel The Season?

We’re in a holding pattern this morning as we wait to see whether or not the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will cancel the remainder of the 2010/11 season. Earlier this week, the DSO’s executive committee secretary and executive VP indicated that a decision is expected today so check back later for updates as we’ll post information as soon as it is available. Update: an official message from DSO Public Relations Director Elizabeth Weigandt follows the break…

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No Agreement In Detroit. So What's Next?

According to reports in the 2/8/2011 editions of the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) musicians have rejected management’s offer from Monday, 2/7/2011. At the same time, the Free Press article, by Mark Stryker, reports that the DSO executive committee secretary has indicated that if a deal isn’t in place by Friday, 2/11/2011 then they would “probably” cancel the remaining season…

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Kudos To Syracuse

According to the 2/5/2011 edition of the Syracuse Post-Standard, the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra (SSO) beat the initial fundraising goal of $375,000 by $98,787 which puts them about 1/4 of the way toward their overall goal of $1.75 million by the end of the season (8/2011)…

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