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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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Chronicle of PhilanthropyThursday, April 17, 2014
Many Groups Seek New Sources of Funds as Economy Recovers, Study Finds
Many Groups Seek New Sources of Funds as Economy Recovers, Study Finds
By Ben GoseChronicle of PhilanthropyThursday, April 17, 2014
Though many groups hoped the economic recovery would help shore up their finances, the study shows they are realizing that the financial downturn wasn’t the only source of their financial woes. As a result, they are trying to fashion new approaches to avoid relying so heavily on traditional sources of support like government grants and contracts.
IRS chief committed to new rules for nonprofits despite conservative resistance
By Josh HicksWashington PostThursday, April 17, 2014
The Internal Revenue Service is forging ahead with plans to develop new rules limiting the political activities of tax-exempt groups, despite pressure from conservatives to abandon the effort, the agency’s director said Wednesday.
Wearable tech gloves that will change the way we make music
By Eileen BrownZDNetThursday, April 17, 2014
Wearable technology meets the music industry in the form of these gloves. They include motion technology that helps you to get closer to the music that you want to make.
The New York TimesThursday, April 17, 2014
Deals by the Incoming La Scala Chief Cause a Stir
Deals by the Incoming La Scala Chief Cause a Stir
By Gaia Pianigiani and Rebecca SchmidThe New York TimesThursday, April 17, 2014
Alexander Pereira hasn’t even begun his first season as general manager of La Scala and his stewardship is already generating controversy. Mr. Pereira, who is scheduled to take over the Milan opera house on Oct. 1, signed an agreement to buy four productions for La Scala from the Salzburg Festival, where he is the director, without the approval of the Italian authorities, according to La Scala and the mayor of Milan.
ABC 10 News: San DiegoThursday, April 17, 2014
Why did management at the San Diego Opera sit on valuable marketing information?
Why did management at the San Diego Opera sit on valuable marketing information?
By JW AugustABC 10 News: San DiegoThursday, April 17, 2014
It was called the Strategic Planning Committee and it was created to review all the pressing issues involving the San Diego Opera, issues like what was money being spent on, where it was spent and whether the marketing program made sense. All of this information was tightly controlled by the management team, in particular the woman numerous sources call the power behind the “throne” of the San Diego Opera, Faye Wilson.
ItemLive.comThursday, April 17, 2014
Classical grad in experimental opera concert
Classical grad in experimental opera concert
By Victor DeRubeisItemLive.comThursday, April 17, 2014
Lynn Classical graduate Tyler Gioacchini will be singing in an opera tonight at Salem State University, and he has absolutely no idea how the story will turn out. That’s just fine with him, since he’s going to be among the pioneers of a musical experiment in which the audience will determine the plot and the outcome. It’s called #SSUBuildsAnOpera, and Gioacchini and his castmates will team up with the Salem State Chamber Orchestra and its conductor, Dr. Mary-Jo Grenfell, for an experience that’s believed to be the first of its kind anywhere.
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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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