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Friday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 11 May 2012 7:59 AM

Today in the roundup: Jubilee’s 2012-13 season, a lack of rock rooms in Fort Worth and for-profit lessons for the non-profit world.


JUBILEE’S NEXT SEASON: Jubilee Theatre has announced that its 2012-13 season – called “Looking Back” – will be dedicted to artists who have helped the company grow into what it is today. “This season we will lift up the voices of our forefathers and allow them to sing a variety of voices, singing with the harmonies of acknowledgement, gratitude and hope for the future,” artistic director Tre Garrett said in a news release. The season begins Sept. 28 with Charlayne Woodard’s Flight. Other shows on the schedule include Black Spurs, Black Pearl Sings, Travlin’Knock Me a Kiss and Mirandy and Brother Wind.  Here’s a little more on each of those shows.

ROOM TO ROCK: It’s a pretty universally held thought that we’re experiencing a rock Renaissance in Fort Worth these days. Burning Hotels, Telegraph Canyon, Calhoun – those bands and many, many others are producing much-lauded work. Pretty great, huh? But that leads to a new question – where are all of these bands supposed to play? It’s a question explored in the current Fort Worth Weekly cover story. “It’s a really weird time in Fort Worth right now with so many super-good bands and probably the lowest amount of original music venues,” musician Ray Liberio says in the story.

MAKIN’ MONEY: Nonprofits all have important missions – presenting art, feeding the needy, (ahem) bringing news to the public. And nearly all of them are constantly thinking about how to raise the money necessary to accomplish these important goals. With that in mind, Richard Dare, the CEO of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, has written a piece for the Huffington Post suggesting some lessons that nonprofits can learn from the for-profit world. There are some good ideas in there if you’re looking for a little extra revenue to support the good things that you do.