We all probably could use one right now (especially over here where the wind is whipping up a frenzy).  In the news recently have been a number of reports of various revivals and other acts of reclamation taking place as spring advances, including a well-received concert version of the Kurt Weill-Ira Gershwin musical, The Firebrand of Florence, under the auspices of the Collegiate Chorale at the revamped Alice Tully Hall in New York.  Isadora Duncan also was in the news, with the appearance of the rechristened Isadora Duncan Dance Company this past week at the Judson Memorial Church to generally positive reviews and a somewhat controversial revival by the Royal Ballet of Kenneth MacMillan’s originally controversial Isadora (1981) opened to a less than warm response at Covent Garden.

Good or bad, could it have happened without performing arts archives?

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