Weekly Update

CRAFT OF THE VISIONARY

On Saturday, January 31, 2pm, at the Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific Street, a panel discussion among regional arts leaders will examine the “Craft of the Visionary,” the art within the resources. Panelists include Amy Anderson (Chamber Music Monterey Bay), Charlotte Eyerman (Monterey Museum of Art), Julie James (Jewel Theatre), Fran Spector-Atkins (SpectorDance) and Todd Lueders (director of the Lueders Fund for the Arts Endowment). Moderator will be PAMB founder/editor Scott MacClelland. Producer is PAMB contributor and museum member Susan Meister. For details, click HERE

PAUL GOODWIN AT THE SF SYMPHONY

NewGoodwin_MannyEspinozaOn January 29, 30 & 31, Carmel Bach Festival music director Paul Goodwin makes his San Francisco Symphony debut in a program of JS Bach and Mozart. In the 2014/15 season Goodwin has or will conduct the Auckland Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Munich Radio Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony, Basel Symphony Orchestra, among many others. (Photo by Manny Espinoza.) For more on the program, click HERE

Tandy 40 Years PhotoATANDY BEAL HAS MY NAME AND WON’T LET GO

Well-known dancer/choreographer and her co-conspirator, Jon Scoville, are putting on a gala 40th anniversary event at Cabrillo College the end of next week, called “40 Odd Moves.” Don’t mess with Tandy unless you want to be lampooned in her next dance production. More HERE

CABRILLO FESTIVAL CALLS ON YOUNG COMPOSERS TO SUBMIT SCORES

Composers 30 and under are urged to submit orchestral scores for the 2015 Composers Workshop. Submission deadline is March 1. The workshop runs August 1 through 5. For more, click HERE

WALT DeFARIA UPDATES FOREST THEATER RENOVATION

Walt deFaria 1“The Forest Theater was shuttered last year over safety and health concerns, which meant difficult times for the Forest Theater Guild and PacRep whose summer shows were a top local and tourist attraction and whose income added greatly to their bottom lines, and Carmel merchants as well. The good news is that on January 15 the Carmel City Council voted to put plans designed by the architectural firm of Cody Anderson Wasney out for bid. PacRep is not totally satisfied with what has been approved by the City but some of those concerns are being addressed as the project proceeds. Once construction is finished and the Red Tag is lifted the goal is to open the venue later this year. Meanwhile a Master Plan is in the works. The Forest Theater Foundation, of which I am president, has worked for over fourteen years, raising funds for early architectural plans and constantly urging the City to move forward in preserving and enhancing the Forest Theater. We are proud to have played a part in getting the project moving once again.”

NEW TODAY: MONTEREY JAZZ FEST RECEIVES $116,500 IN GRANTS

Bulk of the funds support jazz education. Click HERE

OSCAR NOMINATIONS FOR BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE

Film score buffs will want to know who’s being considered. Click HERE

PERFORMING ARTS PEOPLE THIS WEEK PROFILES

Pat Horsley, who is serving a life-sentence on stage. Philip Pearce caught up with the veteran Western Stage actor/singer. Click HERE

Scott MacClelland, editor