“Carmen” Gets Detention for Smoking

The Western Australian Opera Company has postponed its planned 2015 production of Bizet's Opera Carmen over worry that it glamourizes smoking.

Stephen Paulus, American Composer, Dies

Composer Stephen Paulus has died at the age of 65.

A New Flannery O’Connor Archive Goes to Emory

Flannery O'Connor's archive is now available to students and scholars—along with 30 boxes filled with letters, journals, drafts, juvenilia, and other personal effects at Emory University's Rare Book Library (MARBL).

Will the Fall of Cable Mean Darker TV?

Last week, HBO and CBS both announced plans for stand-alone online services, leading to much chatter about the end of cable TV as we know it.
WOLF HALL: Lydia-Leonard as Anne Boleyn, Ben Miles as Thomas-Cromwell, Nathaniel Parker as Henry-VIII, Matthew Pidgeon as Stephen Gardiner. Photographer: Johan Persson

Wolf Hall Coming to Broadway in April

The Royal Shakespeare Company's adaptation of Hilary Mantel's best-selling historical novel Wolf Hall comes to Broadway.

Was Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp Un-American?

Were Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp films also subtle critiques of the social inequities of American capitalism?
Christopher Hogwood

Christopher Hogwood, Founder of the ‘Historically Informed Performance’ Movement, Dies

Christopher Hogwood's career, which spanned five decades, was defined by his groundbreaking quest for authenticity in the performance of early music, a movement that became known as "Historically Informed Performance" or "HIP".

Otsukimi: Celebrating the Autumn Moon

Otsukimi, falling on the 13th or 15th of October, celebrates the harvest moon.
Atlanta Symphony Hall - empty

The Atlanta Symphony Strike from an Organizational Science Perspective

Symphony Hall is dark. The Atlanta Symphony's 70th anniversary opening celebration is cancelled as the Symphony is on strike. What's the strategy?
Billy Strayhorn - OutBeat

OutBeat: America’s First LGBT Jazz Festival

On September 18-21, OutBeat, billed as "America's First Queer Jazz Festival", took place in Philadelphia.