How Many Of Your Power Players Sit On The Board?

The March, 2013 edition of Chicago Magazine features an article titled “100 Most Powerful Chicagoans” and my first thought was “I wonder how many from the list serve on local performing arts boards?” Imagine how pleasing it was to see that one of the related featurettes, “It’s Cozy at the Top,” connected those very dots in a convenient infographic. Out of the five high profile arts orgs in Chicago included in …

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Don’t Forget to Check Your Domain Name Registrations

Many thanks to a regular reader who pointed out several posts reporting on a domain name registration fail by celebrity chef Guy Fieri, who apparently neglected to register guysamericankitchenandbar.com for his new Times Square 500 seat restaurant Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar. As a result, it was purchased up by someone with a robust sense of humor who published a satirical menu poking more than a bit of fun at the …

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Indianapolis Begins Filling In The Holes

On 2/13/2013, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) appointed Gary Ginstling as the organization’s new CEO. Ginstling will begin next month and by that point in time, the ISO will have been without a formal CEO for just over one year, following what some might describe as a less than ceremonious departure by Simon Crookall. Ginstling is currently the General Manager of the Cleveland Orchestra and prior to that, he served as …

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This Is The End My Friends

This Is The End My Friends

Sunday, 2/17/2013 was a bittersweet day in that Paul Dixon published what will be the last episode for Who’s Minding The Score? (WMTS?); at least, the last one for now… For those who regularly follow the comic strip, you’ve noticed that the latest story thread has closely paralleled some of the more public labor disputes within American orchestras. Dixon’s cartoons have captured the fury with positively perfect dark satire but it …

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