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More About The Future of Opera

“To save opera, we have to let it die,” writes Olivia Giovetti for The Washington Post. She continues: ” … selling opera to the next generation means selling opera to a more diverse and liberal demographic, which has more options than ever for entertainment. … we must no longer romanticize the bygone eras of opera’s so-called golden age so much that we fail to imagine the genre’s future.” In 2016, Jim commented on an article by Anne Midgette in the …

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Experience

What We Can Learn From the Mass Appeal of Outdoor Events

In the arts, there’s often the ambition to be accessible for all, explains Jonathan Goodacre in this Arts Professional article. Well, according to a recently completed study by the Audience Agency, “outdoor arts consistently attract an audience that is representative of the population as a whole.” Goodacre continues: “Is it as simple as the fact that they are free? Price incentives have not always worked at generating audiences across other areas of the sector, so it must be that there’s …

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News

Goldstar’s Thanksgiving Appeal Returns to Feed Those in Need

Goldstar has announced they’ll once again help put Thanksgiving dinner on the table for people in need through their 12th Annual Thanksgiving Appeal. Starting Saturday, November 21, Goldstar members will be able to easily make a donation to a local organization on the Goldstar site and iOS and Android apps. The money raised from these donations will then go to local food banks, homeless shelters and organizations that help feed those in need this Thanksgiving in more than 35 U.S. …

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Bright Ideas

Goldstar Feeds the Needy With 10th Annual Thanksgiving Appeal

In addition to Goldstar‘s mission of getting people out to live entertainment more often, once again this year we’re trying to get more people a Thanksgiving dinner with our annual Thanksgiving Appeal 2014. Starting today, visit the event donation page to give to local food banks, homeless shelters and organizations, which help feed those in need this Thanksgiving in more than 20 U.S. cities from coast to coast. Last year, 153,791 people were fed — and this year, we hope …

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News

Happy Thanksgiving and Hanukkah!

For everyone in the venue and live entertainment community who has helped us launch SellingOut.com successfully over the last couple of months, I want to say a huge thank you. Have a great Thanksgiving! Also, and while I’ve still got a sliver of your attention, I want to ask you again to consider making a quick and easy donation to one of the organizations we’ve linked to on Goldstar. It’s a 10-year tradition and one of my favorite things. The …

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