Long Beach Ballet Wins 12th Annual “Nutty” Award

Long Beach Ballet has won the 12th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award! As the winner of the only award that honors live performances of the seasonal classic, Long Beach Ballet will receive a cash prize to go toward education and accessibility programs; the coveted “Nutty” statuette; and is officially named the best-loved Nutcracker in the U.S. for 2018. This production competed in a field of more than 65 nominees to take top honors in the audience-favorite competition. “This is indeed …

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Country Music Festivals Are Booming … But For How Long?

Jim’s post, Festival Bubble? How Not to Be a Victim, came to mind when reading Angela Bunt’s SeatGeek article, The Best Country Music Festivals in 2015: Everything You Need to Know. She states: “nearly all of the festivals featured on this list are either brand new or in their infancy.” In his post, Jim comments on a nicely written and revealing piece by Grayson Haver Currin about the rise and perhaps eminent fall of the summer music festival. Jim hopes to …

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