Author: Thomas Consolo

Julia Wolfe shapes the 2024 May Festival

On the heels of celebrating its 150th year, the May Festival starts this season adopting a new model for artistic leadership. Instead of having an ongoing music director, the festival intends for audiences to benefit from the changing perspectives of annual festival directors. The plan is to nurture artistic innovation and “exciting new collaborations,” according to a festival release.

Culture FIX: Oct. 25-31

I’m deathly pleased to return briefly as your Culture FIXer. You may shiver from all the things the Queen City offers to those who dare to go out in the next week. Not everything is rooted in ghouls and goblins, though, so clutch your cloak and venture forth!

Culture FIX: May 25-31

This week is a bit of a cusp week. Many fall-spring seasons have wrapped up, and summer seasons haven’t quite gotten up to speed. Don’t think for a second, though, that there isn’t still plenty to do this last week of May, especially since it coincides with Memorial Day. Here’s a sampling to prove the point:

Culture FIX: Dec. 8-14

The Christmas season is all about family and tradition, so what a nice time for a homecoming appearance. As your usual fearless cultural tour guide, Thom Mariner, soaks up tropical sunshine this week, I’m happy to step in to help you sort through the offerings on tap this week. As you’d expect for mid-December, there’s plenty to choose from. And I mean “plenty” in the “there certainly are plenty of cookies around this time of year” sense. Here are some of the tastiest options.