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Ausrine Stundyte as Cio-Cio-San, Elizabeth Janes as Butterfly’s child and Sarah Larsen as Suzuki in Seattle Opera's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.
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Social CaffeineMonday, April 21, 2014
10 Reasons Why Twitter Is Appealing to Companies
10 Reasons Why Twitter Is Appealing to Companies
By Team CaffeineSocial CaffeineMonday, April 21, 2014
Why would a business use Twitter? What’s so appealing about Twitter to companies? Rather than tell you what we think (we’re biased – this is a social media blog, after all), we’ve put together a collection of facts and figures to show you just what’s so special about Twitter. Once you’ve finished, you’ll know exactly why Twitter is appealing to companies. Ready for the ride? Then let’s get started!
The New York TimesMonday, April 21, 2014
Bar and Bathroom Lines, Molto Adagio
Bar and Bathroom Lines, Molto Adagio
By Corinna da Fonesca-WollheimThe New York TimesMonday, April 21, 2014
When the curtain went down on Act II of Puccini’s La Bohème at the Metropolitan Opera on a recent evening, close to 100 stagehands sprang into action. To the sound of beeping machinery, hammer strokes and intermittent warning shouts, they carried props, bundled drops, unfurled scrims, navigated the enormous wagon rolling the next set into place and secured escape stairs to the floor in what looked like brisk, efficient choreography.
John Shirley-Quirk, a Bass-Baritone and Specialist in Britten, Is Dead at 82
By Margalit FoxThe New York TimesSunday, April 20, 2014
John Shirley-Quirk, a British chemistry teacher who almost by accident became a world-renowned bass-baritone, performing at the Metropolitan Opera and becoming known as an interpreter of Benjamin Britten, died on April 7, in Bath, England. He was 82.
Google: Inside SearchSunday, April 20, 2014
The hottest topics on Google delivered directly to your inbox
The hottest topics on Google delivered directly to your inbox
By Gavri SmithGoogle: Inside SearchSunday, April 20, 2014
Google Trends is a helpful place to see what people are searching for around the world. You can keep up with hot searches in real time, or take a historical look at trends dating back to 2004. Trends can be really useful if you're a business owner trying to understand what people are saying about your brand, if you're a student researching a topic for sociology class, or if you’re simply trying to figure out when "doge" became a thing. But without doing your own exploration on the Trends website, it can be tough to find the interesting—and sometimes surprising—topics the world is searching for. Starting today, it’s easier to get just the right insights at just the right time with email notifications. 
The New York TimesSunday, April 20, 2014
A Way for Artists to Live
A Way for Artists to Live
By Catherine LaceyThe New York TimesSunday, April 20, 2014
The bedroom was no wider than a subway car, painted Q-train yellow, and had a window facing a construction site that jackhammered at all hours. But I couldn’t wait to move in. I’d answered a Craigslist ad to join a new communal home, and though I wasn’t sure I was the communal-home type, I was also in a phase of reconsidering what type of person I might be. My six housemates planned to open a collectively owned and operated bed-and-breakfast in our building. If our projected costs and occupancy rates were correct (and if the jackhammering would let up), each partner would work 10 to 15 hours a week at the co-op to cover our rent, utilities and shared groceries, freeing up time to pursue the low-to-zero-pay projects we all had in music, art, education and writing.
Broadway World: OperaSaturday, April 19, 2014
Mark Morris Prepares for World Premiere of ACIS AND GALATEA
Mark Morris Prepares for World Premiere of ACIS AND GALATEA
By Stephen RaskauskasBroadway World: OperaSaturday, April 19, 2014
This weekend, as we all overload on sugar and attend the obligatory Passion performance, Mark Morris is getting ready to unveil his latest opus. His new production of Handel's ACIS AND GALATEA, one of the most beloved English language operas, has its world premiere next week at Cal Performances, Berkeley (April 25 - 27), before traveling to Celebrity Series of Boston (May 15-18) for its East Coast premiere.
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Spring 2014 Magazine Issue
  • From Gold Rush to Google
  • Before, After and During Opera Conference 2014
  • OPERA America's New Works Forum Expands and Explores
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