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Neville Marriner: A Life Well Lived

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The longtime conductor of The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields… one of the best-selling groups of all time… has passed away. Neville Marriner died in his sleep on Sunday, aged 92, the academy said.

(Courtesy www.theguardian.com) (Photo www.latimes.com)

 

America’s Top 20 Vibrant Arts Communites

An SMU Study ranks “Vibrant” Arts communities.

theatre audience wikipedia org“To assess arts vibrancy across America, we incorporate four measures each under three main rubrics: demand, supply and public support for arts and culture on a per capita basis. ”

Top 20 Arts Vibrant Large Communities (pop. 1,000,000 or more) RANK MSA (*= METRO DIVISION) REGION 2014 POPULATION

1 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV* South 4,759,615

2 Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN South 1,792,649

3 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ* Northeast 14,327,098

4 San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA* West 1,611,050

5 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA* West 10,116,705

6 Boston, MA* Northeast 1,966,530

7 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Midwest 3,495,176

8 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD* South 1,274,122

9 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA* West 2,839,550

10 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO West 2,754,258

11 New Orleans-Metairie, LA South 1,251,849

12 Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL* Midwest 7,343,641

13 St. Louis, MO-IL Midwest 2,806,207

14 Newark, NJ-PA* Northeast 2,508,124

15 Philadelphia, PA* Northeast 2,123,257

16 Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, MA* Northeast 2,339,406

17 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA West 2,348,247

18 Austin-Round Rock, TX South 1,943,299

19 Kansas City, MO-KS Midwest 2,071,133

20 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC South 2,380,314