Michael Feinstein is giving the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel a $1 million donation for the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative.
For me, the highlights of any Michael Feinstein concert come in between the numbers, when the cabaret and concert star—and artistic director of the Center for the Performing Arts—shares anecdotes and insight about the composer and lyricists who crafted the tunes. His storytelling style translates nicely to the printed page.
The decline in season ticket sales has forced marketing managers to promote each show individually, which is trickier and more costly.
Tania Castroverde Moskalenko, incoming CEO of The Center for the Performing Arts, turned a $500,000 deficit into a $300,000 surplus at her current organization in Tennessee. The 18-month-old Carmel center’s budget is almost seven times larger.
Carmel Mayor James Brainard wants to give the Center for the Performing Arts another $840,000 to cover its bills through December—on top of a $5.5 million subsidy he orchestrated last fall.
A spokesman for Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel on Monday afternoon confirmed that it has hired Tania Castroverde Moskalenko, executive director of the Germantown Performing Arts Centre in Germantown, Tenn., near Memphis, to replace Steve Libman.
A taping of the PBS show "The Sinatra Legacy" was one of the activities the board of directors reviewed after former CEO Steven Libman resigned last summer.
The Great American Songbook Vocal Academy and Competition will be open to students outside the Midwest this year.
The Carmel City Center Community Development Corp. has emerged as a key player in the city’s burgeoning downtown. The not-for-profit 4CDC last month gave the performing arts center $1 million to cover its operating expenses, and it’s expected to provide another $4.5 million through June 30.
A WXIN-TV Channel 59 report suggests the city of Carmel hired private investigators to tail Steven Libman, who resigned abruptly last month as CEO of the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel.
About 40 percent of the tickets sold during the Palladium’s first half-season went to subscribers, prompting managers to expand the series offerings for the full season that begins later this month.