Week in Review – July 25, 2014

What caught our eye this week…

FUNDING
Philadelphia‘s city council beefs up its cultural fund budget by $1.3M in a triumph of arts advocacy…

PUBLISHING
Self-published authors can sometimes earn more than those signed by big-name publishing houses…

TOWN AND CITY
Scranton, PA is apparently the new Brooklyn…

THEATRE
Dialect coaches are in the spotlight this week as they work on their Shaw with Pygmalion in San Francisco and My Fair Lady in Minneapolis

As she adjusts to parenthood, a Seattle playwright breaks up with her theatre community

OPERA
In addition to The Metropolitan Opera‘s labor woes, which may lead to a lock-out next week, its revenue from HD broadcasts in movie theatres took a dive last year and has been stagnant for three years…

FILM
Some early buzz makes us want to see a much-anticipated new movie…

VISUAL
Although we spend much of our time talking about Detroit Institute of Art‘s role in that city’s bankruptcy, they’re doing some pretty cool things outside of that…

DANCE
ICYMI, getting your groove on can help ease hip and knee pain

ROCK
A Rhode Island band is taken off a US Airways flight for carrying…a guitar…

CROWD
From Kickstarter: An 11-year old aspiring trombonist from Raleigh, NC wants lessons and his own instrument, even though right now his playing “sounds kinda like farts”…

From Indiegogo: A Tuscon, Arizona troupe needs a full orchestra and rehearsal pianist for its Les Miserables, performed for low-income communities…

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