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Colorado Symphony Musicians’ AFM Representation In Question

Norman Lebrecht broke the news in a post from 5/6/2015 about the Colorado Symphony Orchestra Musicians filing a signed petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regarding the status of their official representation. Currently, the musicians are represented by the American Federation of Musicians (AFM); Denver Musicians Association (DMA), Local 20-623 AFM AFL-CIO; and […]

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San Diego Opera Paid Ex-Execs $1mil

The end of the 2013-14 season was a turbulent time for the San Diego Opera (SDO); its ex-General Director, Ian Campbell, declared that the city could no longer support his vision of grand opera and as a result, the organization should be shuttered. An influential faction with the SDO board decided to go along with […]

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Pachyderms In Enclosed Spaces

One of the latest contributions to Thomas Cott’s always sharp You’ve Cott Mail newsletter features a trio of posts examining the value of addressing pachyderms in enclosed spaces. There’s a particularly intriguing contribution from Rebecca Atkinson-Lord via The Guardian’s [UK] Theatre Blog where the author considers the positive potential of increased transparency and a culture […]

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Only 12.5 Percent?

The 4/24/15 edition of The Nonprofit Times published an article (h/t Thomas Cott) that reports on a 2015 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study that determined approximately one out of eight email messages from nonprofits are not successfully delivered to an inbox. My immediate thought was “that figure seems low.” I can’t count the number of times […]

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Finding Joy In Fascination

Joe Patti published a wonder morsel today at ArtsHacker that focuses on a poem by Denise Levertov, “The Secret.” I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t take enough time to read poetry so crossing paths with Levertov’s poem via Patti’s post is the stuff that inspires gratitude. Patti says the poem “addresses so […]

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A Week Of Living Dangerously

When it rains it pours, but some problems are good great to have and that’s precisely where the next week (or so) is headed for my intrepid consulting team. To that end, I’ll still be posting every day but some posts may be lighter than others and during those instances, I’m going to try to […]

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