Week in Review – May 30, 2014

What caught our eye this week…

THEATRE
Kindness and generosity won the Internet on Tuesday as word spread about DC-area actor Frank Britton being assaulted at a cab stand outside the Forum Theatre. A friend set up a GoFundMe site with a modest goal to raise $3,000 for the uninsured Britton’s medical bills. Within just a few hours, that goal had been blown away and has now racked up over $47,000.

In a little-noticed moment, the average price for a Broadway show creeps above $100 for the first time…

LITERATURE
As we mourn the passing of Maya Angelou, writers from the Twin Cities, South Bend, IN, Asheville, NC, and many others pay tribute and talk about her influence on their careers…

CLASSICAL
Thanks to two generous donors, the Cleveland Orchestra has big ambition – to have the youngest audience of any orchestra in the country by its 100th birthday in 2018…

They had to¬† jump through many hoops but the Colorado Symphony pulled off its “Classically Cannabis” pot-friendly concerts…

VISUAL
Mosaic artist Jim Bachor has decided to give Chicago a hand filling its potholes (not that they asked him to)…

An ongoing dispute between the city of North Miami and its Museum of Contemporary Art heated up this week when a candidate to lead the museum was rejected following a dispute over whether or not the city had his social security number…

DANCE
What do you get when Yale’s director of dance studies teams up with a researcher at the Large Hadron Collider? The Higgs boson explained in a whole new way…

JAZZ
Debunking the myth of the jazz police

CROWD
From Kickstarter: A children’s theatre troupe in Martinez, CA wants wireless mics so their Peter Pan cast can be heard…

From Indiegogo: A Lawrence, Kansas author wants to give his marriage memoir away for free

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