It looks like Inside The Arts author and celebrated cellist Lynn Harrell’s no holds barred account of his encounter with Delta Airlines and their decision to pilfer all of his, and his cello’s, frequent flier miles continues to garner attention. The 12/27/2012 edition of the LA Times published an article by Donna Perlmutter that features [...]
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The 2012 Midwest Clinic, an international band and orchestra conference, is in full swing here in Chicago. The convention regularly brings somewhere in the neighborhood of 15,000 conventioneers to town to pack Chicago’s cavernous McCormick Place West for a vast array of education related activity. I’ll be at McCormick Place on Friday afternoon/evening catching up [...]
When all is said and done and the field has moved past the conflicts defining the Season of Discontent, it will be surprising if hindsight doesn’t identify a profound and nearly universal lack of public relations and communication unpreparedness among musician stakeholders. To date, some efforts have been so ham-handed it’s akin to watching a [...]
Renowned cellist and Inside The Arts author Lynn Harrell published an article yesterday that recounts a recent experience with Delta Airlines and their decision to excommunicate his cello from their frequent flyer program. Oh, they took away all of his miles too and banned him from ever joining the program again. It’s turned into a [...]
Although technically speaking, Veterans Day was yesterday there was a sincerely touching must-see feature on CNN that’s worth pointing out today. It is about US Army Col. Harold Van Heuvelen and the symphony he composed about WWII more than 60 years ago and was just recently premiered.
It’s Election Day and if you haven’t already taken advantage of early voting in your area, then make sure you get out and cast your vote today. Elections are just as important as ever, and even though the focus tends to remain on the national arena, state and local elections can have a much greater [...]
With elections only a few days away, Americans for the Arts released their official analysis of the presidential candidates’ arts policy positions. This guide is made available along with their 2012 Congressional Arts Report Card.
Alix Krista authored a detailed account of the rise and fall of violin dealer Dietmar Machold which appeared in the 10/19/2012 edition of businessinsider.com. It will be surprising if Machold emerges from the legal process without some jail time but even though he’s is, for all intents and purposes, out of the game that doesn’t [...]