"It's a little known chapter in the career of Canadian music legend Oscar Peterson -- he played a series of private concerts and recorded some of his best work for a small German jazz label in the 1960s in the Black Forest." CBC 04/06/12...
The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra "had for many years toured twice a year. But cutbacks in 2009 saw a reduction to a single tour. That has now been dropped" due to funding cuts by the national broadcaster.
How good is your memory? Is it shot, like mine? Do you know all your passwords? Can you remember what you did last Tuesday? Now consider the brain power involved in memorizing an entire script for a play and retaining it for months, if not longer.
Last night the earnest, tuneful sounds of the Bruce High Quality Foundation's production of Animal Farm: A Musical further enlivened the halls of an already almost-impossibly-vigorous second edition of the arts collective's Brucennial, first visited upon the unsuspecting city in 2010.
"Shakespeare's Globe's former artistic director Mark Rylance has become the latest figure to call on the London venue to withdraw its invitation to Israeli company Habima to perform as part of the London theatre's Globe to Globe festival this summer."...
The image of the 'creative type' is a myth. Jonah Lehrer on why anyone can innovate—and why a hot shower, a cold beer or a trip to your colleague's desk might be the key to your next big idea. From Imagine: How Creativity Works.
"Holly Sidford and her Helicon Collaborative have been in the spotlight this past year. Holly's report on equity in cultural funding released at the GIA Conference in San Francisco last year caused quite a stir and lots of talk. Now she has just released a study for the Paul Allen Foundation on Bright Spots Leadership in the Pacific Northwest - an attempt to look at arts organizations across the spectrum which are actually thriving and succeeding despite all the financial challenges and the economic hard times that has most organizations currently awash in attempts to merely stay afloat, and to inquire what values, processes, protocols and strategies those organizations might share."