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A Sad Day: Andrew Patner Has Died

Chicago, indeed the entire field of classical music, lost one of its most devoted servants when music critic and broadcaster Andrew Patner unexpectedly passed away on the morning of February 3, 2015 at the age of 55. Always affable, easy to talk with, and refreshingly candid, he was the human Wikipedia for all things related […]

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Always Nice To Be Recognized

Many thanks to Barry Hessenius for including Adaptistration in his recent post My 15 Favorite Nonprofit Arts Blogs. Also on the list is Joe Patti’s Butts In The Seats and having two listings from the same blogging exchange at Inside The Arts in Hessenius’s list was a wonderful treat. It is always gratifying to learn […]

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Are You A Jennifer Higdon Fan?

A bit of shameless vested interest promotion today in the form of advocating an upcoming performance of Jennifer Higdon’s 2010 Pulitzer-prize winning Violin Concerto on March 12, 2015 with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera (CSO) featuring their concertmaster, Holly Mulcahy. The vested interest part comes into play because Ms. Mulcahy, in addition to being an […]

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What Were Your Highlights From 2014?

Today’s post was supposed to be a best and worst of 2014 but as I am still very much under the weather it is going to have to wait until next week. Until then, I’m curious to know what you thought the (non artistic) highs and lows for the field were over the course of […]

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Sick Day

Just a quick post today to link over to a terrific post from Joe Patti about minimalism and presentations. Being a dedicated believer in the adage (meme?) “every time you use a bullet point in a presentation, god kills a kitten” I can wholeheartedly recommend that this is good reading.  

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What Would You Put In A Letter To Santa?

Dear Santa, You’re a busy guy so we’ll keep this tight: #alliwantforchristmas. As a consultant… A digital assistant that doesn’t make me want to punch Siri, I mean her, I mean IT in the virtual face. A reliable and easy way to hook a vintage rotary phone up to Comcast VoIP service along with a […]

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What’s Going On In Dallas?

I’ve been out of the country for the last few days and therefore didn’t get a chance to read Michael Granberry’s article in the 11/29/2014 edition of the Dallas Morning News about the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) musicians expressing considerable concern over what is perhaps best characterized as a hostile work environment thanks to music […]

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