South Willimasport Director Dismissed In Wake Of Spamalot Controversy

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According to a 9/19/2014 article by Howard Sherman, the drama director at South Williamsport Area Junior/Senior High School in Pennsylvania, Dawn Burch, was fired from her position. If you’re just coming into this controversy, South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Junior/Senior High School administrators canceled an upcoming production of Monty Python’s Spamalot that Burch was set to direct due to what the school’s principal, Jesse Smith, described as “homosexual themes ” (details). Sherman’s article …

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Are You Following The South Williamsport Spamalot Controversy?

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The 8/26/2014 edition of Slate published an article by columnist and Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts Interim Director, Howard Sherman that examines the decision by South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Junior/Senior High School administrators to cancel an upcoming production of Monty Python’s Spamalot by Eric Idle due to what the school’s principal, Jesse Smith, described as the musical’s “homosexual themes.” Smith’s decision was upheld by South Williamsport Area School District administrators even …

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How The Supreme Court Ruling On Same-Sex Marriages Will Impact Orchestras

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In the wake of the landmark United States Supreme Court ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges, employers that offer spousal benefits will be required to do so for same sex couples. An article in the 6/26/2015 edition of The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) by Rachel Emma Silverman reviews the FAQs that impact employers as a whole and is a good resource for orchestras. By and large, orchestras are comparatively progressive employers in …

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Top 10 Best And Worst Of 2014

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2014 is firmly in the rear view mirror so it seems like a good time to revisit some of the highest highs and lowest lows that help establish comparative parameter. To that end, here’s a decuplet of the best and worst from 2014 plus one more to acknowledge the sadder moments. Best Of 2014 Worst Of 2014 Saddest Of 2014 So there it is. Did anything from your list fail to …

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