Posted tagged ‘theatre’

tonight’s the night

2011/04/25

25 April 2011. Tonight’s the night that theatre and politics intertwine all across Canada. There’s a federal election afoot, and the arts community is banding together to put on a political show. In Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, Victoria, and Edmonton too – cabaret performances will be taking place in tandem, all with music, art, spoken-word…and politicians.

Edmonton’s event will be at Avenue Theatre. 9030 118 Avenue NW. Doors at 7:30, show at 8:00 pm. Click below for more info.

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A Faustian Bargain is Never a Good Deal

2010/11/23

The president of SUNY Albany recently cut funding to the university’s arts and humanities programmes. Gergory Petsko has written a scathing open letter to the president for this decision. For those that might think Petsko is just an angry drama teacher who is mad he’s lost his job – he isn’t. He’s a real life scientist. I’m guessing he has beakers and a lab coat and everything.  

“A Faustian Bargain: An open letter to George M Philip, President of the State University of New York At Albany,” by Gregory A Petsko:

http://genomebiology.com/2010/11/10/138

Universities are down at the crossroads

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