JAZZed Magazine Introduces New Online Database, JazzFestivalsWorldwide.com

Naomi Crews

JAZZed Magazine, sister publication to Stage Directions, recently launched JazzFestivalsWorldwide.com, a comprehensive online database for jazz festivals around the world. Every festival has its own page on the site and event organizers are allowed to update data and add information about their festivals free of charge. They can list performance schedules, post pictures of the festival, include their logos and display videos associated with their festivals.

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UNLV Selects Philips Entertainment for Educational Outreach Sponsorship

Naomi Crews

The University of Nevada Las Vegas named Philips Entertainment a partner in its Educational Outreach and Sponsorship Program. Philips Entertainment donated Vari-Lite VL3015 Spot, VLX Wash and VL770 Spot fixtures along with Showline SL NITRO 510 LED strobes and a Philips Strand Lighting NEO console to UNLV. Pictured here are LD Jeanette Farmer and Brackley Frayer, Chair and Executive Director of the UNLV Department of Theatre and the Nevada Conservatory Theatre.

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CalArts President to Step Down as of Spring 2017

Naomi Crews

CalArts announced that its current President, Steven D. Lavine, is to step down in the spring of 2017 after a 29-year tenure. Lavine and his wife, Janet Sternburg, are pictured here. The announcement, made nearly two years prior to Lavine's departure, gives two full academic years for Lavine to focus on key initiatives that will serve as the capstone to his CalArts career.

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Moscow Production of LGBTQ-themed "Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde" Blocked

Naomi Crews

A production of Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde was set to be performed by the Moscow New Drama Theater with Russian actors, and directed by the play's writer Mois├ęs Kaufman. Reportedly, the theatre was blocked by the Russian government from accepting foreign money for productions, which caused an "indefinite postponement" of the show.   

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