Jon’s writing about the series of labor dispute related crisis at US orchestras has been fascinating to watch evolve from casual observer to someone who is eyeball deep in the minutiae of the heavy duty topics that occupy that space. Additionally, Jon does an excellent job at providing info and insight into an area of the business that usually gets the short end of media coverage stick: ethnic orchestras; which he defines as “non-European styled Orchestras.”
Jon maintains excellent listing resource pages and covers groups via his Diversity category of posts. And when it comes to this topic, he knows his stuff; so much so that he has no trouble taking one of the usual talking head suspects in the culture blogging community to task for what he calls inane observations about the genre.
Since Jon doesn’t maintain a virtual tip jar, I will make a donation to a nonprofit organization of his choice and if Mae Mai isn’t already in your bookmarks, do yourself a favor and add it to the mix.
What Is The Giving Program?
The brainchild of Shoshana Fanizza from Audience Development Specialists (ADS), the Giving Program is a way to acknowledge those within the culture blogging community that I believe make a difference. I’ll be posting something each moth featuring the latest Giving Program target, although for obvious conflict of interest reasons, I’ll have to exclude what would otherwise be my shortlist of authors at Inside The Arts (plus I’m pretty sure they already know I love them).
I hope everyone considers giving the program a try; all you have to do is follow Fanizza’s four point guideline:
- I will keep track of the blogs and other free information sites that I have come to rely on.
- Every month I will decide on a person to donate or contribute.
- I am making sure to value the people that are making a difference and showing them my appreciation with this gift.
- I am making note of what happens to me during this program.
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