Archive | February, 2006

What Classical Music Can Learn From “The Relics Of Rock”

The world of classical music can learn a lot from their rock and roll cousins. On the 2/19/06 edition of CBS News Sunday Morning, they aired a segment entitled "Relics of Rock" which chronicled the discovery of the largest known collection of rock and roll memorabilia which had been forgotten about since the early 1990’s... Although the impressive collection, originally compiled by the late rock and roll promoter Bill Graham, contained millions of photographs, concert posters, promotional merchandise, and even unused tickets, the crown jewel of the collection is thousands of previously [...]
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What Classical Music Can Learn From “The Relics Of Rock”

The world of classical music can learn a lot from their rock and roll cousins. On the 2/19/06 edition of CBS News Sunday Morning, they aired a segment entitled "Relics of Rock" which chronicled the discovery of the largest known collection of rock and roll memorabilia which had been forgotten about since the early 1990’s... Although the impressive collection, originally compiled by the late rock and roll promoter Bill Graham, contained millions of photographs, concert posters, promotional merchandise, and even unused tickets, the crown jewel of the collection is thousands of previously [...]
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More On Executive Compensation

The issue of rewarding effort versus achievement is at that national forefront again due to an article from the 2/11/06 edition of Wall Street Journal by Jacob Hale Russell (WSJ online is a pay service only so no direct link to the article is available, sorry). The article reviews the pros and cons of the sharp increase in executive salary during times when orchestras and other nonprofit performing arts groups are experiencing financial difficulties... This is a well-worn topic here at Adaptistration. In fact, you can find detailed compensation reports for almost [...]
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Who’s Afraid Of Opera? Apparently Bennett, Colorado

In Colorado, cultural awareness seems to be at an all time low as a local community makes plans to dismiss an elementary school music teacher for showing first, second, and third graders portions of an educational video designed to teach children about opera... Apparently, enough parents residing in the sleepy little bedroom town of Bennett, Colorado complained loudly enough to school officials regarding the video that the district officials are allegedly preparing to terminate the teacher in question, Tresa Waggoner. I’ve been reading the articles coming from the Denver Post about this [...]
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Big News: Off To Chicago (permanently)

In the beginning of April, Adaptistration's global headquarters (my home office) will be relocating to Chicago… Why am I picking up and moving to the great city of Chicago (other than it actually is a great city)? Much of it has to do with the new work I’m doing in conjunction with Eastman’s new OM Forum and polyphonic.org (details here). Another benefit is Chicago’s central location with two major airports and fantastic public rail transportation will make it easier to serve my other clients. Throw into the mix Chicago’s wonderful cultural climate [...]
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