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April 23, 2003 | John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune
SARASOTA, Fla. -- At a time when U.S. opera companies are undertaking fewer performances, trimming expenses and cutting back repertory in tough times, the Sarasota Opera is among the few companies that refuse to push the panic button. It is not only surviving but also prospering -- this, in a state that is considering eliminating public arts funding altogether. One obvious reason is that there's money to support culture in this well-manicured corridor of southern Florida.
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May 1, 2013 | By David Ng
As the classical-music world continues to struggle with graying and shrinking audiences, companies are experimenting with ways to attract new crowds. On Tuesday, 13 opera companies across the nation were named recipients of a new grant from Opera America designed to foster attendance growth. Based in New York, Opera America is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to promote and raise general awareness of opera as an art form. The group said it awarded a total of $300,000 in grants -- ranging from $7,500 to $30,000 -- under the new program, which is titled "Building Opera Audiences.
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May 1, 2013 | By David Ng
As the classical-music world continues to struggle with graying and shrinking audiences, companies are experimenting with ways to attract new crowds. On Tuesday, 13 opera companies across the nation were named recipients of a new grant from Opera America designed to foster attendance growth. Based in New York, Opera America is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to promote and raise general awareness of opera as an art form. The group said it awarded a total of $300,000 in grants -- ranging from $7,500 to $30,000 -- under the new program, which is titled "Building Opera Audiences.
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April 23, 2003 | John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune
SARASOTA, Fla. -- At a time when U.S. opera companies are undertaking fewer performances, trimming expenses and cutting back repertory in tough times, the Sarasota Opera is among the few companies that refuse to push the panic button. It is not only surviving but also prospering -- this, in a state that is considering eliminating public arts funding altogether. One obvious reason is that there's money to support culture in this well-manicured corridor of southern Florida.
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February 8, 1998 | LISA HOLEWA, ASSOCIATED PRESS
For 30 years Clown College taught the basics--how to apply your perfect clown makeup, how to take a pie thrown smack at your big clown nose. Now the creme de la creme of clowning is moving on to more advanced lessons--and that's bad news for amateurs wanting to learn about clowning around. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has decided to stop offering eight-week introductory classes in funny stuff. Instead, clowns already in the business will get a crack at "Masters of Comedy" workshops.
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September 20, 1997 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Helen Jepson, a lyric soprano for New York's Metropolitan Opera who performed in venues from the Hollywood Bowl to radio and recordings, has died. She was 92. Jepson, famous in the 1930s and '40s, died Tuesday in Bradenton, Fla., where she had lived for several years. She was the first soprano to record George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess," which she did opposite her frequent co-star Lawrence Tibbett.
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July 19, 2007 | Chris Pasles, Times Staff Writer
Acclaimed tenor Jerry Hadley, once considered one of America's most versatile and important opera singers, died Wednesday at St. Francis Hospital and Health Centers in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., said family spokeswoman Celia P. Novo. He was 55. Hadley was found unconscious on the floor of his bedroom in his upstate New York home on July 10 with what police said was a self-inflicted wound to his head from an air rifle.
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November 18, 2000 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's not clear whether Katherine Harris knew she was being taped that day in her Tallahassee office last March. But the secretary of state made it very clear that she knew her place in Florida's rough-and-tumble Republican Party power politics.
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