Arts Talk

By Barb Van Atta Former Metropolitan Opera and Tri-Cities Opera tenor Richard Leech today (July 28) was named Director of Resident Artist Programs at Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT) in Detroit. Leech, who grew up in Broome County, will head MOT's newly created young artist program, Michigan Opera Theatre Studio. MOT President and CEO Wayne S. Brown said the new program, launching with the 2015-16 season, will offer full-time engagement to artists in the early stages of a professional career in opera. According to an MOT press...
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Who did you catch in concert, Diana Krall or the Lovin' Spoonful? Did you spend Friday with Theatre Street Productions or Saturday with SRO Productions III? Were you part of the local contingent at hometown boy Santino DeAngelo's NYC theater debut? Please share your thoughts with your fellow BAMirror readers. Speaking of Santino ... here's a link to the New York Times coverage of Foolerie at the New York Musical Theatre Festival : http://tinyurl.com/ptpwcrb. Several online reviews also can be found on the Web.    ...
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Did you attend a performance of Rent by EPAC, Bonnie and Clyde by Theatron (see review following) or, like me, the wonderfully sung and cleverly staged Into the Woods by SPARE Productions? Did you visit a gallery or museum, catch a bar band or actually create (or rehearse) a work of art? Please share how you made the arts part of the past weekend.  ...
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How were the arts part of your life this past week and weekend? Did you catch Roar of the Greasepaint or Velocity of Autumn like your BAMirror reviewers did (see below)? Or were you at the Dance Stories performance at Binghamton University? Were you in the audience when the Downtown Singers performed Dvorak's Requiem? (As a member of the chorus, may I take this opportunity to say "thank you" for that standing ovation.) Or did your musical tastes run more to Chubby Checker? Please share with your fellow blog readers. Read more