Week in Review – July 11, 2014

What caught our eye this week…

THEATRE
While San Jose Repertory Theatre fades away, Palo Alto’s TheatreWorks thrives

Rochester Shakespeare Players stages what may be the first-ever American Sign Language/English production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in North America…

Boston will lose one of its most valued fringe theatre spaces…

OPERA
Metropolitan Opera‘s ongoing labor disputes reveal the financial realities of daily life at the Met…

A globetrotting mezzo-soprano finds a bicycle essential we all could use:

FILM
After almost 40 years since its release, Richard Dreyfuss’ kids realize that Jaws makes no sense


VISUAL
The Bay Area loses an inspiring photographer found dead in his apartment

With all of the support flowing to aid Detroit Museum of Art‘s recovery (whose collection is newly valued at $4.6 billion), some smaller cultural groups worry about dwindling funding for them…

DANCE
The NYPD cracks down on that most dangerous of threats – subway acrobats

CLASSICAL
The world’s most-used musical sequence has a fascinating history and a really odd name…

The World Cup is an opportunity to remember how hard our national anthem is to sing

CROWD
From Kickstarter: A Georgia photographer wants to shoot breastfeeding mothers from around the country…

From Indiegogo: A Jersey shore dinner theatre needs a sound system

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