At Least Sergei Filin Can See This Much

Sergei Filin

“Sergei Filin, the Bolshoi Ballet artistic director who was wounded in an acid attack last year, will come to New York in April as one of the judges in the Youth America Grand Prix ballet competition, officials from the contest announced.”

Top AJBlogs Posts From 02.16.14

Bellowing about Bellows: Randolph College’s Maier Museum is “Not a Museum”
Source: CultureGrrl | Published on 2014-02-16

The Great Hibernation is Over
Source: Audience Wanted | Published on 2014-02-16

What would it cost Game of Thrones to play a live cello?
Source: Slipped Disc | Published on 2014-02-16

Replacing Gatekeeping with Cultivating
Source: We The Audience | Published on 2014-02-16

Refreshing Rigoletto? You must be joking
Source: Plain English | Published on 2014-02-15


Why Hasn’t The Minnesota Orchestra Board Brought Back Osmo Vanska Yet?


“Bringing Mr. Vanska back, if his demands are not unreasonable (and this outsider will not be the one to say whether jettisoning Mr. Henson would be reasonable), would go a long way toward rebuilding bridges to the players, to audiences and to, ahem, critics. The chemistry he obviously had with these musicians is rare, and some of them suggest that it could be even more potent if he were to return under these circumstances.”

Who Were Disney’s First Animators? [AUDIO]


Nancy Beiman: “One student had a poster, a nude one, of Suzanne Somers, and he put it over his desk. And Jack Hannah, the teacher, came in and said, ‘Oh, who is that?’ and the student said, ‘Oh, that’s Nancy.'”

It’s Time The Queen Had A Mistress (Of Music)


“A female composer has never held the post, but if ever there was a moment to redress that injustice, this is it – a chance to make musical history, like Marin Alsop’s being the first woman to conduct the Last Night of the Proms last year, that it would be shameful to let pass.”