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  • Stratford Festival 'Oedipus Rex'
    Stratford Festival's 'Oedipus Rex' uneven, but with some strong performances
    Sophocles's arguably most popular play is "Oedipus Rex", done up in many shapes and forms since originally performed in 429 BC. It's also one of the few plays to hold up so timelessly over so many centuries, with much flexibility...
  • cover of "Being Young" by Astrid Young
    'Being Young': A memoir by Neil Young's sister, full of gossip and music
    This is a memoir written by Astrid Young, Neil Young’s younger half-sister. She is a singer/songwriter in her own right who has toured with her brother, singing back-up, but as also put out her own work. She states in the beginning her book...
  • Yo Yo Ma in concert
    How to prepare on the day of a performance
    Has this ever happened to you?A week before the concert, you are on top of your game. You could play through your program. Flawlessly. You are in the zone. Then came The BIG DAY.From the moment you wake up, your heart is pounding hard, your...
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    Workfarce: Use classical conditioning to improve work performance
    Poor performers impact the bottom line. They can drive away customers, reduce product quality; they can bring down an entire work group. As a result, it’s critical to address poor performance as soon as it occurs.Using classical conditioning...
  • You Can Never Tell
    Shaw Festival's 'You Can Never Tell' too hyper kinetic to work
    Sometimes throwing together a bunch of loud, messy elements can work, like in a Jackson Pollock painting or a Clash song. But other times, like the Shaw Festival's "You Can Never Tell" (dir. Jim Mezon), the product becomes...
  • Bionic Relaxed Grip Glove
    Golf Gets A Better Grip: Bionic Gloves
    You should hold the golf club like the neck of a small bird. You have heard that all along in lessons, but how do you hold an accelerating object lightly? As demonstrated by tour players, if you can grip the club lightly, you are likely to have a...
  • Myra Slotnick
    This Weekend in Provincetown June 11th through June 14th
    Each week, from June through September, I will be highlighting things to do and see in Provincetown, Massachusetts on the weekends, while also shining a spotlight on one (or two) performance, theatre and visual artists and/or business owners.This...
  • Ron Davis' Symphronica
    Ron Davis' Symphronica and Lombard Twins excite at Lula Lounge for Lulaworld2015
    Lula Lounge is an interesting venue in Toronto, with its mix of tables and standing area. World music finds a common home within its doors, such as Ron Davis' Symphronica and the Lombard Twins playing to a sold-out room on May 31 as part of...
  • Portland Cello Project
    Britt Interns wrap up the year with Portland Cello Project performance
    When eager students from Rogue Valley high schools were chosen to participate in the summer intern program for Britt Festivals, they knew they would be putting together a concert to display their newly acquired skills. The event at the end of the...
  • The Vista iV in Yellow
    Time for a Colored Golf Ball!
    It used to be that you used an orange ball in the fall to make sure it would not get lost in the leaves.As the golfing population gets older colored golf balls are being used more extensively, not just with seasonal changes. Current statistics...
  • APL Founders
    Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL)
    Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL)is anathletic footwear and apparel company that represents the combination of fashion, technology and performance. The brand’s internationally recognized, patented technology can actually help improve speed and...
  • Lindsey Stirling
    The power of self-knowledge
    Self-knowledge is power. It's one of the tools the Almighty gave us. We were created by an infinite Being, yet we often hardly know our potential. Introspection can lead us to our inner strengths, and sometimes a bitter disappointment can work...
  • Opening night for The Social Network
    The Social Network lounge opens in Detroit
    Saturday, April 25, 2015 Detroit, MI. Inside the first floor of the Russell Bazaar, located off I-75 and Clay just minutes from Greektown, is where you can find Detroit’s latest evening affair lounge, The Social Network. The building was...
  • Canadian Opera Company and 'The Barber of Seville'
    Canadian Opera Company's 'Barber of Seville' charming fun
    It's impossible not to smile and bob your head along to the overture, "The Barber of Seville" is that recognizable a piece of music. But as the Canadian Opera Company shows, there's a lot more to the opera than just an...
  • PIP pic 2
    How to successfully navigate a performance improvement plan: Part two
    In part one of this article, we discussed ensuring you understand what the performance improvement plan is requiring of you, including the importance of asking clarifying questions and providing your own data points, if relevant. We also talked...
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