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What Does It Mean When an Orchestra Closes?

Last week, Anne Midgette reported for the Washington Post that the Maryland-based National Philharmonic "had run out of money and would close." Midgette shares the reactions she received from Post readers, plus her thoughts about orchestra closures and the current state of the classical-music world: "People get very agitated about orchestra closures. It signals, to some, the decline of society and all they hold dear. ... You know what kind of news doesn’t interest people? News about orchestras doing well. Or, indeed,...

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Mark Your Calendar for These Conferences

It's only February, and your calendar is probably already filling up. Here are two conferences you should add to your schedule. ArtsReach: The National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference is coming to the Kimmel Center, NYU, in New York City on March 21-22. Pssst ... They've extended their 3-for-1 deal until February 27. If you go, be sure to catch Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy moderating a panel on "The Life-Changing Power of Keeping It Real: How People Like Us Can (and Might...

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Talk About the Arts in “Interesting” Times at Arts Reach

It's that time again: The National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference is coming to New York City on March 15-17! Join with other arts professionals at Kimmel Center, NYU, to collectively think outside the box office and blaze new trails for revenue generation. This year, there's a special Digital Marketing Track and powerful programs with luminaries like Doug McLennan, Editor, ArtsJournal.com. You'll hear from arts professionals from Tenement Museum, The Shubert Organization, New York Public Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art,...

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Nominees Announced for 11th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award

Goldstar has announced the nominees for the 11th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award. “This is the only award honoring live performances of The Nutcracker nationwide,” says Goldstar CEO, Jim McCarthy. “The nominees showcase what make this award so special. They all represent a wide variety of genres, styles and creative themes. It’s always exciting to see which one will be named 'best loved' Nutcracker in the U.S.” Nominees include well-known ballet companies like the San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet and...

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Celebrating 10 Years of The Goldstar National Nutcracker Award

Goldstar has announced the nominees for the 10th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award. The only award that honors live performances of The Nutcracker nationwide is celebrating its 10th year along with a new milestone -- the most nominated productions ever. There are 80 in total. From well-known ballet companies like the San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and the three-time Goldstar National Nutcracker Award-winning Joffrey Ballet to the California Ballet Company’s toddler-, autism- and sensory-friendly performances, this year’s nominees showcase...

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It’s Inaugural National Bobblehead Day!

In honor of Inaugural National Bobblehead Day, we're flashing back to Jim's post, "Want Some Breakthrough Ideas? Just Do What Other (But Different) People Have Already Done," where he wrote about the Newsies bobblehead, a promotional idea and a Broadway first from the minds of Scott Kane and the folks at Shorenstein Hays Nederlander in San Francisco. The Newsies Bobblehead Giveaway happens Tuesday, February 17, at 8:00pm. Jim wrote: I picked up a habit a long time ago that I...

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And the 2014 National Nutcracker Award Nominees Are …

The Goldstar National Nutcracker Award competition has begun. More than 70 nominees across the country are competing for the "Nutty" (a statuette), which is awarded to the winning Nutcracker along with a cash prize for the company's education programs and the honor of being able to boast, "the best loved Nutcracker in the U.S." This is the only award honoring live performances of the holiday classic. How does a production win the Nutty? Goldstar members rate the Nutcracker-themed productions they attend...

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