Week in Review – September 5, 2014

What caught our eye this week…

THEATRE
The State Department denies visas for a dozen Syrian women to perform their version of a Greek tragedy in Washington, DC, marking a disturbing trend of artist visas being increasingly difficult to obtain…

Calling it “endurance performance art,” A Columbia University student drags her mattress everywhere she goes on campus until her rapist is gone:

What’s the value of $3,000 to Charleston‘s theatre companies?…

OPERA
Meet “the Jay Z and Beyonce of opera”…

Memphis Opera shakes things up when they take it to the street, the museum, the garden, and the movie theater with their “30 Days of Opera” festival…

CLASSICAL
Sioux City Symphony Orchestra turns 100 next year…

From the not-bad-for-almost-imploding-a-year-ago desk, Minnesota Orchestra announces record gifts, including one for $10M.

VISUAL
An unfortunate map of which NYC schools are lacking a certified arts teacher:

EDUCATION
Northpoint Elementary School in Minnesota, one of 35 “Turnaround Arts” schools in the nation, gets ready to open its doors

TOWN & COUNTRY
Business Insider announces the 20 Best US Cities for Culture, based on the number of arts events offered per capita. Seattle tops the list, followed by Indianapolis and Miami…

LITERATURE
Fantasy author Ksenia Anske pretty much sums up the writer’s mind:

CROWD
From Kickstarter: A hula hooper from Ellensburg, Washington wants to take her LED hoop act on tour to children’s hospitals:

From Indiegogo: A Philadelphia collective wants to stop HIV/AIDS by staging a play that includes on-site testing:

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