A spokesperson for the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) contacted me after I wrote last week’s blog post to provide some additional information and to correct some inaccuracies.The chief inaccuracy—one which I’ve been guilty of perpetuating—is the notion that the former Depa
Just a year after former Mayor Daley did a gut job on the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) over the strenuous objections of long-time Cultural Commish Lois Weisberg, the new mayor and his new Commish, Michelle T.
In Pakistan, shipping is big business. New paved highways offer a fast track to the north and Afghanistan. Goods arrive at the port of Karachi and travel as far as U.S. troops based in Afghanistan or newly rich Central-Asian republics farther north.
In response to my blog last week, "A Case for Government Funding of the Arts, Part 1," several readers posted comments which decried any connection between the arts and government, even calling for the disestablishment of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).These comments — which I expected —
The union representing singers and dancers at Lyric Opera of Chicago is threatening to strike.The American Guild of Musical Artists represents nearly everyone on stage at the Lyric: the singers, the dancers, the actors and the production staff.