Week in Review – September 12, 2014

What caught our eye this week…

THEATRE
Revered Chicago actors Molly Glynn and Bernie Yvon tragically die in separate accidents on the same day. This follows recent losses of two other area actors and a local TV personality/theatre-lover. We link to a memorial trust for Glynn in our CROWD section below…

A tweep from Virginia reminds us we’ve each got our own particular talents:

CLASSICAL
Another symphony labor dispute turns ugly, with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra locking out its musicians, marking the second such dispute in two years. The roar of the crowd has become so negative that the symphony has shut down the comments feature of its website…

OPERA
On a more upbeat note (ugh), the San Francisco Opera Orchestra‘s musicians have ratified a new contract with little-to-no mishegas…

Apparently, strict baptists tend to sing low:

DANCE
A Boston-area woman revives the North Atlantic Ballet, a troupe founded by her late father…

JAZZ
The tsunami of negative feedback to a satire of Sonny Rollins in The New Yorker has caused one critic to declare that jazz needs a “better sense of humor.” He suggests focusing on better satire, including this priceless bit from “The Office”:

EDUCATION
Yes, Virginia, you can teach college and be a creative musician at the same time…

VISUAL
The Smithsonian is conducting a series of workshops around the country for the preservation of African-American family artifacts…

From the celebrity-love-and-marriage desk, Arnold Schwarzenegger recently had estranged wife Maria Schriver’s image removed from his governor portrait before its official unveiling…

LITERATURE
The heartbreaking landscape faced by today’s creative writing majors…

CROWD
From GiveForward: As noted above, friends of the late, great Chicago actress Molly Glynn have set up a memorial trust in her honor…

From Indiegogo: An Alabama writer wants to customize erotica just for you!

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