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Don’t Expect Details Anytime Soon

According to Gwen Pappas, Minnesota Orchestra Association’s (MOA) Director of Public Relations, it may take “several weeks” for the organization’s new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) to be released. Pappas was the first to respond to requests for a copy of the CBA and at the time this post was written, a musician representative has yet […]

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Food For Thought

Just a quick post today on the the topic of music journalism; specifically, some good articles about a recent discussion going on about whether or not the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s CSO Sounds & Stories website qualifies as what the CSO describes as a “dedicated music journalism site.” Chris Jones kicked off the heated discussion in an article […]

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It’s The Little Things

The New Year is already ushering in change; for the blog, there’s a tiny banner in the Adaptistration logo celebrating 10 wonderful years of culture blogging. For work, there’s a new office, a new lifestyle (the carless urbanite), and loads of fabulous new clients. For the field as a whole, there’s the promise of change; […]

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Move Forward

2013 was one hell of a year; marked by dizzying highs and crushing lows, most of the field still managed to get to the end in one piece. And although resolutions are a popular past time, I’ve never found them useful; at the same time, that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few things I’d like […]

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Okay, One Final A Christmas Carol Reference…

Compared to yesterday’s post on A Christmas Carol: The Concert, today’s version decidedly falls under the heading “and now for something completely different…” A Klingon Christmas Carol. Granted, Joe Patti beat me here with his post from 12/23/13 but when it comes to Trek, the more the merrier. And if the business weren’t small enough […]

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Resource Friday

Business. Is. Booming. Certainly, I couldn’t be happier about that but it does put a crimp on blogging; there were so many topics I wanted to write about today but each one deserves more time than is currently available. But the upside is it does provide the opportunity to publish some resource posts and my […]

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What’s Your #GivingTuesday Story?

#GivingTuesday, the self described “campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season” was apparently a big hit in the news this year and quite a few orchestras took part as official partners. So let’s open up today’s post to any group that took part in #GivingTuesday 2013 […]

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