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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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David Pogue makes opera debut at Wolf Trap with Google Glass in ‘Carmen’
By Anne MidgetteThe Washington PostTuesday, July 22, 2014
At Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, David Pogue is going on stage in “Carmen” with a Google Glass headset, a small wearable computer, and broadcasting snippets of the onstage action to give the audience a sense of what it’s like to be out there under the lights.
Facebook Still Drives More Traffic Than Any Other Social Network
By Alice TruongFast CompanyMonday, July 21, 2014
From June 2013 to June 2014, Facebook drove 23.4% of social referrals across the web. Pinterest trailed at a distant second at 5.7%. Twitter, at 1%, came in third place, beating the combined referrals from StumbleUpon, Reddit, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Google Plus, according to content discovery company Shareaholic.
Creative BloqMonday, July 21, 2014
The Legal Pitfalls of Using Social Media
The Legal Pitfalls of Using Social Media
By Asad AliCreative BloqMonday, July 21, 2014
There's no escaping the power or reach of social media, as newspapers, magazines and books are steadily being replaced by digital content on iPads, Kindles and smartphones. As both consumers and professionals, we are never far away from a device connecting us with online content that can be instantly shared with our friends and followers – which leaves us potentially vulnerable when it comes to legalities online.
Arts companies must adapt to changes at Facebook, report reveals
By Chris UnittThe GuardianMonday, July 21, 2014
A new report released today by digital consultancy One Further reveals that updates to Facebook have resulted in arts companies' messages reaching fewer and fewer people. A new approach to Facebook page management may be necessary.
The Huffington PostFriday, July 18, 2014
The Great Dream: An American Opera
The Great Dream: An American Opera
By Daron HagenThe Huffington PostFriday, July 18, 2014
Philip Glass has penned at least 17; the fecund imagination of John Adams has so far brought forth two operas, a numbers musical, and an oratorio. Dominick Argento's 14 operas are a model of elegance and emotional integrity; William Bolcom's 10 are stylistically fearless and suave. In the near past, Gian Carlo Menotti created more than 25 "giovanni scuola" operas, two of which were awarded Pulitzer prizes.
The New York TimesFriday, July 18, 2014
Seymour Barab, 93, Composer of Playful Operas, Dies
Seymour Barab, 93, Composer of Playful Operas, Dies
By Margalit FoxThe New York TimesFriday, July 18, 2014
Seymour Barab, a composer known for his whimsical chamber operas on such stirring subjects as passion, poison and pizza, died on June 28 in Manhattan. He was 93.
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  • JFK - Take the AirTrain ($5 - approx. 15 minutes) to the Jamaica Street Station and transfer to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). Take the LIRR to Penn Station ($12 - approx. 35 minutes). See Penn Station directions below.
  • LaGuardia - Take the M60 Bus to the Hoyt Ave/31st Street. Get on the or Train and take that to 42nd/Times Square Station. Follow the Times Square Station directions below.
  • Newark - Take the New Jersey Transit train to Penn Station ($15 - approx. 45 min). See the Penn Station Directions below.

From Penn Station/Madison Square Garden:
Leave the station through the 7th Avenue/33rd Street exit and walk south for four blocks. The building is on
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From Grand Central Station:
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Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

From 42nd Street/Times Square:
Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

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