Daily Archives: July 9, 2012

Total Impact

by Suzanne Calvin

  No, it’s not the name of an upcoming science fiction action film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (or Colin Farrell, for that matter); it’s the measure by which the sucess of American opera companies will be measured in seasons to come. Allow me to explain: Everyone is familiar with the term “carbon footprint,” but nowadays in the […]

Uncharitable Towards Charitable Contributions?

by Suzanne Calvin

Speaking of sizzling hot topics, there’s the question of continued federal tax deductions for charitable donations to the arts and other non-profit organizations, a topic raised over the weekend by HBO’s Bill Maher and garnering this thoughtful response from 2005 MacArthur Fellow Aaron P. Dworkin, a member of the National Council on the Arts, as well as […]

The Cultural Conversation Heats Up

by Suzanne Calvin

Just in time for the “Firecracker” week of the Fourth and my long-awaited vacation, things decided to heat up significantly both inside and outside the AT&T Performing Arts Center. It started last week with the release of a University of Chicago study on a variety of newly constructed cultural edifices, including the AT&T Performing Arts Center, followed […]