Archives: June 2008
06/01/08 New Director Elected
As a result of nominations and elections held at the May 28, 2008 Membership Meeting, Janet Clippard was elected as Director for the 2008-9 term of office, succeeding Steve Roitstein, who resigned from the position in April.
06/01/08 MPF Scholarships AwardedWe're proud to announce that this year's Music Performance Fund Scholarship winners are Erica Yeager and Bradley Samore. Each of our winners has been presented with a $500.00 scholarship.
06/01/08 Double Times-The Decline of Quality
The Decline of Quality in South Florida
There is a lot more that goes into making a quality orchestra than just having quality musicians, and while there is still a (dwindling) pool of quality symphonic musicians in South Florida, the other neglected points are causing a significant decline in overall quality.
06/01/08 That Union Thing
IATSE Shuts Down Riverdance
An International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) picket line forced the Kravis Center to cancel a performance of Riverdance, resulting in the producer, Abhann Productions, canceling its contract with the Kravis Center and hiring IATSE crews directly to resume performances.
06/01/08 Local and Industry News
Broadway contributed $5.1 billion to the New York City economy in 2006-7. The figure includes spending on productions as well as spending on hotels, restaurants, and so on by visitors whose primary reason for coming to NYC was to see a Broadway show.