Goodbye Dory Previn

Dory Previn authorized a compilation of her music in 2008(Photo: EMI Records)
Dory Previn authorized a compilation of her music in 2008(Photo: EMI Records)

Former Wife of Andre Previn Was Three-Time Grammy Nominee

Dory Previn who, often with then-husband Andre, scored big with music written for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Eileen Farrell, Bobby Darin, and Sammy Davis, Jr., has died.  Long known best because of her tumultuous breakup with Andre, they would eventually reconcile.

Read Dory Previn, songwriter, is dead at 86 (NY Times)

Hear her best-known collaboration with Andre Previn, the Theme from Valley of the Dolls

Why the Classical Grammys Don’t Matter

Music critic and consultant Greg Sandow spends much of his time analyzing the state of classical music and looking at its future.  He says while the Grammys have a huge impact on the musical mainstream, they do not matter to classical music.

Read Why the Classical Grammys Don’t Matter (Arts Journal)

Taking a Gamble on the Arts – Lottery Sales in England Give Arts a Bump

Arts Council England is expected to have around £160 million of extra funding at its disposal over the next five years, thanks to increased National Lottery ticket sales according to Ed Vaizey, England’s culture minister. Let us know what you think.  Could that work in the United States?

Read ‘Upturn in Lottery Sales Will Mean Extra £200m for Arts – Ed Vaizey (The Stage News)

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