Critic’s Suit Vs. Cleveland Orchestra, Paper Goes To Trial

Critic Donald Rosenberg’s lawyer said that evidence would show that three Musical Arts Association “officers who had extended conductor Franz Welser-Most’s contract through 2018 … had waged a campaign to get Rosenberg removed from the orchestra beat.” He said Plain Dealer executive editor Susan Goldberg “caved in to that pressure.”

Will UK Culture Ministers Fight For The Arts?

“Their heartfelt declaration of love of the arts prior to the election won them many friends across the sector…. They also strenuously argued that they would do everything in their power to make the cuts as painless as possible, that they would fight toe-to-toe with the Treasury to ensure the arts received a fair hearing. And it is on that promise that they will be judged by the arts world.”

West End Ticket Prices Have More Than Doubled Since ’95

The Society of London Theatre’s “Box Office Data Report for 2009 has revealed the ‘average ticket price asked’ for a theatre ticket in London last year was £43.07 – a rise of more than 100% from its 1995 level of £21.36.” In the same period, “retail prices and average earnings … have gone up by 45% and 68% respectively.”