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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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An epic battle in streaming music is about to begin, and only a few will survive
By John McDulingQuartzWednesday, July 23, 2014
Music is now undeniably an internet industry—more than 70% of the music consumed in the first six months of the year in the US was either downloaded or streamed, according to Nielsen SoundScan’s latest numbers. And internet industries tend to be winner-takes-all markets. Think Google in search, YouTube in online video, or Facebook in social media.
The Wall Street JournalWednesday, July 23, 2014
Metropolitan Opera Leader Warns of Lockout
Metropolitan Opera Leader Warns of Lockout
By Jennifer MaloneyThe Wall Street JournalWednesday, July 23, 2014
The Metropolitan Opera's general manager said Wednesday that the company would likely lock out its union workers starting Aug. 1, and advised employees to prepare for a work stoppage.
The Atlantic Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Opera's Old-Fashioned Race Problem
Opera's Old-Fashioned Race Problem
By Gwynn GuilfordThe Atlantic Wednesday, July 23, 2014
For the last two weekends, 38 white amateur performers in Seattle cinched up their obis and daubed on facepaint to perform The Mikado—standard fare for an operetta set on the fictional Japanese island Titipu where characters are given ridiculous names like Nanki-Poo and Yum-Yum.
Crain's New YorkWednesday, July 23, 2014
Revenue, labor woes have Met Opera singing the blues
Revenue, labor woes have Met Opera singing the blues
By Theresa AgovinoCrain's New YorkWednesday, July 23, 2014
Those numbers, and the Met's deficit, are among some of the hard realities facing the company as it attempts to renegotiate contracts with its 15 unions. Many observers think a strike or lockout will occur, which could further damage the Met's shaky finances.
MashableWednesday, July 23, 2014
Foursquare Checks Out of the Check-in Game, Reveals New Logo
Foursquare Checks Out of the Check-in Game, Reveals New Logo
By Christina WarrenMashableWednesday, July 23, 2014
Foursquare's attempt to transform itself from a check-in app into Yelp continues with a new app and a new logo. Back in May, Foursquare announced that it was taking the check-in out of the main app and wrapping it into Swarm, a new distinct app. When Swarm was released, users who didn't download the app could continue to use Foursquare to check-in to their favorite locations.
Nonprofit QuarterlyWednesday, July 23, 2014
Thoughts on the Relevance of Nonprofit Management Curricula
Thoughts on the Relevance of Nonprofit Management Curricula
By Judith L. MillesenNonprofit QuarterlyWednesday, July 23, 2014
What is the state of nonprofit management education today? From the ways we establish community value to a renewed emphasis on networking and an expanded menu of organizational designs (among other things), how we work in the sector is changing at a faster pace than ever.
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Summer 2014 Magazine Issue
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