Portland Loses One Of Its Brightest And Best Behind-The-Scenes Cultural Workers

Una Loughran had a strong guiding hand for decades with Oregon Shakespeare Festival/Portland, its successor Portland Center Stage, and BodyVox Dance. One artistic director said, “She was powerfully important to the arts community here, and she was highly regarded around the country.” – Oregon ArtsWatch
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Dean, University of Southern California Thornton School of Music

The University of Southern California Thornton School of Music seeks a collaborative and progressive Dean to lead the school in its development of a diverse generation of musicians, scholars, industry professionals and artist-entrepreneurs. This leader will continue to activate Thornton’s power and potential in the arts to make an impact for social good, artistic excellence and innovation. The Dean reports to the Provost of USC and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Thornton School...
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Tammy Kernodle talks about developing the Harlem Renaissance Festival

Tammy Kernodle, Past-President of the Society for American Music and Faculty at Miami University in Musicology, shares her collaboration with the New World Symphony developing the Harlem Renaissance festival and how it is changing the way we program.
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First, a pickled shark. Next up for Damien Hirst, his ‘white elephant’ manor house

The artist’s £3m Cotswolds pile, which has remained empty and unrenovated since 2005, has been described as an ‘eyesore’When Damien Hirst bought a historic manor in the Cotswolds he had grand plans. The crumbling 19th-century Toddington Manor, which the world’s richest artist bought for £3m in 2005, would be restored to its former glory, turned into his family home and be a spectacular gallery for his personal art collection.But years 17 years after its purchase, the property remains uninhabited...
Tags: Art, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Heritage, Exhibitions, Damien Hirst, Saatchi Gallery

Dvorak’s Prophecy — A “Systematic Curatorial Effort”

The author most recently interviewed by Richard Aldous, in his always lively “Book Stack” series for The American
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Developing Classroom Routines and Systems

Classroom routines and systems help students and teachers alike feel organized and secure. There’s something comforting about knowing what is expected, what happens next, and what the general structure of class will be, even if students don’t yet know what the lesson is going to be about.  Classroom routines and systems also help students shift […]
Tags: Theatre, Routines, Teaching Drama, Classroom Management

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