July 2007

The Summer 2007 issue of Performance! is out today. It features an article by SIBMAS president, Claire Hudson, as well as a piece by Elizabeth Schaaf on the Peabody Institute Archives’ online exhibit, Sounds and Stories. You can also find out more about next month’s Performing Arts Roundtable meeting at the SAA Annual conference in Chicago.


In a recent posting on its blog, the James Weldon Johnson Collection at the Beinecke Library reports on a new digital initiative and shares some arresting color portraits by Carl Van Vechten. Among the dancers and singers included are Marian Anderson, Pearl Bailey, Diahann Carroll, Ella Fitzgerald, and Leontyne Price.

SAA reports this morning:

“…limited amount of rooms are still available at the InterContinental Chicago Hotel at a discounted rate of $149 (single/double). Please call 800-327-0200 to make reservations and don’t forget to mention booking code EOZ.
Also, if you are traveling from O’Hare International or Midway Airports, SAA has negotiated a special reduced rate airport ground transfer. Please make your ground transfer reservations at Airport Express. Contact Airport Express for questions or concerns regarding ground transportation at 888-2 THE VAN.”

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