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Mashable

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Financially Struggling San Antonio Symphony Ending Season

U.S. News

Details on the fate of the San Antonio Symphony weren't immediately released, although a statement says it's not the end of the symphony. Messages left for administrators of the San Antonio Symphony, which was founded in 1939, weren't immediately returned Thursday.


Enter the SoundBox: How the SF Symphony Turned a Dreadful Room Into Sonic Paradise

WIRED

For more than three decades the San Francisco Symphony has performed in Davies Symphony Hall, a 2,600-seat auditorium with the type of grand architecture you'd expect to house a world-renowned orchestra. At this imposing building kitty-corner from San Francisco City Hall you might hear a Beethoven piano concerto, Handel's Messiah, even a live performance of the John Williams' score for Raiders of the Lost Ark, as the film is projected on screen. But today the hottest ticket in San Francisco classical music is around the corner at SoundBox, a new performance venue, launched by the Symphony in 2014, that has turned a decidedly unglamorous, acoustically dreadful building into a place designed to attract an entirely new audience to the symphony. At SoundBox, the 500-person audience sits on low-slung ottomans and benches--or simply stands. You can get fancy cocktails and snacks like bacon caramel popcorn at the bar, any time.


Record-holding musician collapses on stage, dies at 87

U.S. News

Jane Little, a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since the group's founding during World War II, has died at the age of 87 after collapsing on stage. Little collapsed Sunday during a performance of "There's No Business Like Show Business," the orchestra said. She was briefly revived before dying at an Atlanta hospital. The bassist was recognized by Guinness World Records for the longest professional tenure with a single orchestra earlier this year when she performed on Feb. 4. That was 71 years to the day of her first concert with the group's forerunner, the Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra. The Atlanta native had joined the Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra at age 16, after two years of studying bass in high school, orchestra officials said.


KID UNDER FIRE Report: Drew Carey son is 'screw president' protester

FOX News

Drew Carey's 11-year-old son may be in big trouble. Connor Carey is reportedly the young protester in a Fox News video of an inauguration rally where protesters were seen burning signs. The 11-year-old, who identifies himself as Connor, told Fox News' Griff Jenkins he "kind of started this fire" because "I felt like it and because I'm just saying'screw our president.'" TMZ reported the child in the video is Drew Carey's son. A rep for the TV star could not immediately verify Carey's son is the child in the video, but a picture of the comedian with his son on Carey's Instagram account appears to show the same child in the video.